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THE FACE ACAII
Mabel, little Mabel,
With face against the pane,
Looks out across thc night
And sees the Beacon Light
A-trembling in the rain.
She hears the sea-birds screech,
And the breakers on the beach
Makiug moan, making moan.
And the wind about the eaves
Of the cottage sobs and grieves;
And thc willow-tree is blown
To and fro, to and fro.
Till it seems like some old crone
Standing out there till alone
With her woe,
Wringing as she stands.
Her gaunt and palsied hands!
While Mabel, timid Mabel,
With face against the pane,
Looks out across thc night.
And. see* the Beacon Light,
A-trembling in the rain. ,
Set the table, maiden Mabel,
And make the cabin warm;
Your little fisher-lover
Is out "there ia t he storm,
An<f vo?r father-vou are weeping!
O Mabel, timid Mabel.
Go spread the supper table.
And pct the tea a-steeping.
Your lover's heart is brave,
His boat is staunch and tight; ,
And your father knows the perilous reef
That makes the water white.
Euc Mabel, darling Mabel,
With face against the pane,
Looks out across the night
- At the^Beacon in the rain.
The heavens are veined with fire!
And tue thunder how it rolls!
In the lulling of the storm
Thc solemn church-bell tolls
' ;*For lost souls!
But no sexton sounds the knell
In that belfry old and high;
Unseen fingers sway the bell
. As the wind goe9 tearing by;
Sow' it tolls for the souls
A PIANO TfU
N. O one could play upon it-that
is, no one whose nerves
were very sensitive or whose
horrors of the uncanny or thc
inexplicable were In the ascendancy.
A magnificent piece of workmanship
it -was, to be eure, famous since Its
completion for its sweet tone and its
wide compass of expression. Yet it
stood there in Mr. Briggs's parlor ready
to indulge in mocking laughter at who
soever should dare to seek its music.
The laughter In itself waa sufficient
to unnerve even the most courageous
scoffer at the possibilities of ghostdom.
It "was a harsh, grating "Ha, ha. ha!"
such as a merrymaking bedlam will
give vent to, and with as little occa
sion for utterance. The longer any
one played thc louder the laughter be
came, until even the boldest would
clasp' his hands to his ears and arise
jn nervous haste: ' Another strange
thing was that it did not begin uutil
the perfora:er touched the note G, con
tinuing uLtil ho ceased playing,
whether that note was sounded again
or not. - It stopped as soon as the
last- echo- died away, which caused
more than one to gaze back at the
instrument in shame-faced confusion.
"What shall we do with it?" said
.Mrs. Briggs, helplessly, after a final
|jffort to play upon it without hecdinj
g "Sell it," replied her husband
% "No, no, no!" she said. "Father
" ??lade me promise upon my knees that
3'd never part with it. Besides, who'd
rwant it? I must have a plano that I
can play upon, for I cannot live with
"Well, then, I'll 6end an expert to
examine It-what say you?"
/'Send him, of course. But what
good can he do? The laughter was
not heard until after father died, and
you know that the tetter G was his
Initial-G of Gottlieb."
"It is a strange coincidence, to be
eure. But 6 may also stand for
.Gretna," said the practical Mr. Briggs.
"Let's see what the piauo-makcr will
'will discover before wc worry further.
Then if he cannot remedy the trouble
I'll get you a new one."
The next day the expert cam-?, taking
.apart the beautiful instrument and
minutely inspr-cting every detail in its
..make-up. To their dismay he discov
j ercd nothing out of th? ordinary, in
forming them Instead that it was the
best-made instrument he had ever ex
amined. His efforts proved a failure,
obviously; for as soon as lie had p'U
it together again it stood ready to omit
that blood-curdling laughter in the
face of any and every ptrformer.
- The instrument was made in Ger
many by the father of the cultured
Mrs. Briggs. Gottlieb Vandofen had
been one of the leading manufacturers
of pianos in- Berlin, also ownlug large
-manufacturing interests In Paris and
London. He was reputed as fabulous
ly wealthy, yet at his death the entire
bulk Of bis fortune did uot exceed
$3,00O,0(X> in American money. This
was to be divided equally between his
daughter, Mrs. Briggs, and his son,
Karl Vandofen. A sen?e of disappoint
ment was experienced by the former,
though she tried to persuade herself
that she had known so little about
her father's business affairs that per
haps the had overestimated his finan
The son was absent in Australia and
Its neighboring islands when the father
was attacked with his final illness,
failing to receive the letter bearing
the news of his' approaching demise.
Three months previously he had gone
thither, led by his roving disposition
and the desire to see that part of thc
.world. The two had had a lengthy
*convorsation previous to Kari's depar
ture, but Gretna had not learned thc
purport of it, neither did she let it con
cern her very much. She knew that
her father and brother were upon the
best of terms.
Two months after Gottlieb Yando
fen's death his daughter Gretna was
married to Augustus Briggs, an Ameri
can professor who had gone to Ger
many to study the language. This
seemingly hasty marriage was but in
accordance with the father's request,
for he knew that his daughter's inter
ests would be safe in the hands ot
that gentleman. As soon as the busi
ness,could be adjusted, the happy pair
sailed for America, expecting Karl
to reappear upon thc scene at any
day "to t?k? Charge of affairs there at
But he did uot come. and. unknown
to them, was anxiously awaiting word
from tbs beloved Fatherland. Finally,
he wrote his sister a letter of inquiry
as to her. silence, which reached her a
few days after her arrival in America.
Tliree months more passed, aud at the
time of the final struggle with the mys
*?rlo?s piano Mrs. Briggs was daily
meeting another missive from her
wa : . d er i :ig b roth cr.
Tb'.i ?ottov failed to come, lint the
brother airired in its stead. Sun
^ST THE PANE.
Of the sailors on the Bea!
God pity them, God pity then,
Wherever they may be!
God pity wives and sweethearts
Who wait and wait in vain!
And pity little Mabel.
With face against thc pane.
A boom! thc Lighthouse gun!
(How its echo rolls and rolls!)
'Tis to warn the hoine-bouud ships
Ort the shoals!
See! a rocket cleaves the Bky
From the fort;-a shaft of light!
See! it fadej, and fading leaves
Golden furrows on the night!
What makes Mabel's cheek so pale?
What makes Mabel's lips so white ?
Did she see thc helpless sail.
That, tossing here and there,
Like H feather in the air.
Went down and out of sight?
Down, down, and out of sight!
Oh. watch no more, no more.
With face against the pane;
You cannot see thc men that drown
By the Beacon in the rain !
Frnm thc shoal of richest rubies
Breaks thc morning clear and cold;
And the ansel on thc village spire,
Frost-touched, is bright as gold,
Four ancient fishermen.
In thc pleasant autumn air,
Conic toiling up the sands,
With something in their hands
Two bodies stark and white,
Ah. so ghastly in the light.
With the sea-weed in their hair!
O ancient fishermen,
Go to yonder cot!
You'll find a little child.
With face against the pane,
Who looks toward the beach,
And looking, secs it not.
She will never watch again!
Never watch and weep at night!
For those pretty, saintly eyes
Look beyond thc stormy skie*.
And they see thc Beacon light.
IT LAUGHED. 1
burned, weary and heartily satisfied
to refrain thereafter from his long,
aimless journeys, he appeared at her
door oue morning, to be welcomed as
none but a sister can welcome.
Explanations over, he began to
glance casually about thc room, and
immediately his eyes fell upon the
"What's this for?" he queried.
"Where's father's piano?"
"It's haunted," replied Mrs. Briggs,
with subdued voice.
"Haunted? Tut, tut!" And without
further comment he seated himself at
the familiar cid instrument at the op
posite side of the room. Eagerly he
struck' the central note E, then list
ened intently. Next the note V, and
listened again. Lastly the note G;
and as thc laughter began its weird
reverberations he turned to his sister
with a smile of triumph.
"Haunted, ls lt?" he cried, exult
antly. "No, no, Gretna. That's just
what I "was hoping for. Come, sit
down, and I'll tell you all about it."
Leading her to a divan near by, he
seated himself beside her, and began
to explain carefully the hitherto un
"When I was about to leave on this
last trip, you remember, father called
me to him and we had a long conver
sation. That morning he told me for
the first time the exact amcunt of h's
fortune-about $10,000,000 in American
money-and gave me a working knowl
edge of his three establishments. He
had long been thinking of selling his
interest in the factories at Paris and
London, but was not yet ready to close
negotiations. Whenever he did so, that
would necessitate tho handling of large
sums of money, and he was then nt
a loss to know just which city
whether London, Fan's, or Berlin
to deposit the bulk of his fortune in.
He expressed the fear if such should
be the case he knew that you could
not manage affairs, as you bad never
handled money except to spend lt. I
read his thoughts and offered to give
up my trip, but lie would not consent
to that. Instead, be exacted a promise
from me that when I should return
this time I would remain at home aud
devote myself to business.
"Well, when b? had explained every
thing so thoroughly that I knew just
what was depending upon me. he then
told nie that he was afraid to leave his
fortune all in one bank, and that he
Intended to divide it into two sums.
The smaller amount he would leave in
the bank with which our family has
always done business; the other-and
now comes the great secret of the
"You know as well as I that father
did every bit of the work on this in
strument except, perhaps, the carving.
Bte spared neither pains nor expense,
in building It, for it was to be a family
treasure so long as au atom of it
remained. Well, that morning he took
me to it and removed a part of thc
case, showing mc that the rear of the
musical framework was double, with
space enough between the boards to
admit one's hand. lu that space is a
peculiar bit of mechanism of father's
own devising, which he termed a laugh
ing-jack. It cnn be connected with the
musical apparatus by means of a very
slender wire, which is brought around
past the sounding board in such a way
that no one can find it unless he knows
beforehand just where to look for it.
"To show me how it worked he at
tached thc wire to the hammershank
of a string near the centre of the in
strument, and struck that note with his
finger. At once the laughter began,
just as lt will do now. He played a
strain or two and the thing kept laugh
ing as long as the piano continued to
sound. This amused me so that I
laughed in earnest. He feared that
you might hoar us, so he released the
hammershank from the secret wire.
"H? then told me that he was think
ing seriously of depositing his money
in a bank in a foreign country, so that
the lawyers and sharpers would not
be so apt to discover it aud perhaps
purloin part of it in case I should not
be at homo. He mentioned England
and France, because-of his factories
being at thc capital of each country.
I sanctioned the suggestion, whereupon
he explained that if he deposited his
money In England, at London, he
would attach the laughing-jack to thc
note E, by which I should know that a
letter of Introduction to thc cashier of
the Bank of England was secreted in
this recess at the back of the plano.
If bc left the money in Paris he would
attach thc wire to the note F, mean
ing France; if in our home city, to-the
note G. signifying Germany. Of
course when lie gave me these instruc
tions he took it for granted that I
would get word immediately if he
should die ero I returned, so that you
would not need to be alarmed by the
laughing-jack's merriment. Ho said
further that if he sho.ild die so sud
denly that be could not attend to this
matter, then I must look for the letter
in the secret recess in his desi? a
home, with which you also are fatnl
liar. I searched for it there as soon ai
I reached home, but finding nothing, 1
concluded that you had either taken ii
or that it was in the piano."
"I found'nothing of importance," re
turned the sister. "There was no lettci
there, at any rate-nothing but som<
old bills and about fifty marks ia
"Then I'll inspect the piano."
With that Karl Vandofen arose anti
moved the instrument to a lighter pari
of the room. In a very few moment;
he had taken away a portion of thy
casing, and his first act was to show
his sister the thr.-ad-Uke wire attached
to the base of one of the ha m ni ci
shanks, the pr! BO cruise of all thal
hideous laughter. W*th a small stod
which he had brought for the purpose
he unwound the wire, whereupon h;
struck the middle G note ol the key
board to prove to her that the eu
chantment was gone.
Ile next gave his aiton!"on to tb<
double back of tho instrui-lent, dis
closing the unusual bit of space tc
which he had alluded, with its (?licet
piece of mechanism within-tho laugh
Ing-jack. Near the latter was care
fully scaled envelop?, addressid te
Karl in scrawling hand and loitered hi
faultless German-the fnlher's special
legacy to his son and daughter.
With trembling hand Karl opened 't,
to find therein the following message,
also In Geriuan :
"My Pear Son-The money awn ?tn
you, as I promised-ali in twenty-mark
pieces. Present this letter to the cash
ier of our national, bank, whereupon
he will produce an exa'Ct--duplioatc of
it and will give you tho key io a box
In the safety vault/ Take the moue:.'
and divide it equally between yourself
and Gretna; but first give the cashier
100 marks as a reward for his fidelity,
although I have already paid him a
handsome sum. Sell our Interests In
Paris and London, and live in ibo old
home, remembering the blissful (lays
when your mother lived -".nd we were
an unbroken family. Awaiting death's
call. GOTTLIEB VANDOFEN."
Thus the magnificent piano delivered
its message, which touched a tender
spot in tho heart of each recipient.
Nothing was left them but to obey,
with Karl as the principal actor in
A few months later tho wishes ox
pressed in the letter were all fulfilled
save ono. And Karl had taken the in
itial step toward its consummation,
having begun to pay attention to a
buxom little lass In Berlin willi a view
to installing ber finally as mistress of
the Vaudofen mansion.-New York
HOW SALT COOLS COFFEE.
A Little. Experiment Worth tho Trying
Out of Mero Curlnnlty.
Between bites of simple breakfast
he had ordered, the young clerk gazed
nervously at the restaurant clock. It
was plain he had overslept himself,
and was paving tho way to future in
digestion by bolting his food. The cof
fee was the stumbling block. It was
hot, very hot, but the clerk needed it
badly, and he sipped it carefully.- hav
ing due regard for his mouth and
But time presscdf and, wilb a parting
glance nt the clock, he reached for his
glass of ice water and prepared to
pour some of the frigid fluid into his
"Don't spoil your coffee, young man,"
said an elderly gentleman, who Avas
eating his breakfast on the other side
of the table. "You take all the good
out of It by putting Ice or ice-water
The clerk was at first inclined io re
sent th? Interference, but Hie patri
archal appearance of the other mau
tempered his resentment.
"What am I to do?" ho asked. "I
am late for (he office, and I want Ibis
"Let me show you a little scheme."
said the elderly man. Taking Ibo
cylindrical salt cellar from thc table,
ho wiped it carefully willi a napkin,
then reaching over, deposited thc glass
vessel In tho cup of coffee.
"Salt, you know, has peculiar cool
ing properties," be said, meanwhile
holding the receptacle firmly in posi
tion. "They put It willi ice to inten
sify the cold when making ice-cream.
It Is used extensively In cold storage
warehouses for cooling purposes, and
being incased in glass dees not affect
its power to any great extent."
As he spoke he withdrew the salt
cellar from the coffee and motioned
to tho younger man to drink. He
raised the cup to his lips, and to his
surprise found the liquid cooled to
such au extent that he could drink it
"The uses of salt arc manifold." said
the elderly man with tho air of one be
ginning a lecture. "I remember once
when I was in Mexico-"
But the clerk, with a not her glance
at tho clock, thanked him profusely
and dashed out of the restaurant -
New York Mail and Express.
The Pnot ?ind th* Check.
Getting a check cashed is no easy
matter sometimes. A poet solved thc
difficulty last week pretty successfully.
Walking into the Fifth Avenue Bank
he said to the cashier, "I don't suppose
you will cash this check without I am
identified?" The cashier seemed to
agree with him that something of the
sort would be required and banded bim
over to the manager. The latter
scanned the check and said: "Well, 1
know your writings, but I have not
had the pleasure of meeting your be
fore." The poet said thc disappoint
ment had been mutual. Then there
was a pause. "Have you got anything
about you, except letters, which would
be likely to lead to your Identifica
tion?" The poet said he had nor.
"Well," hummed the manager, '"have
you, for instance, any initials in your
hat?" The poet said bc had not, but
if the manager would allow him five
minutes* grace, he would go round to
the nearest hatter's and have them put
in. Then there was a mutual smile.
"Have you ? card?" The poet had.
As this did not seem to satisfy the dis
penser of cash, thc poet at last said
with a sigh, "You say you know my
writings?" "Yes!" "Well, I will sit
down uow, and write you a poem-"
"Mr. -," hurriedly ejaculated the
manager, "wc will cash your check!"
And he did it at once-The Journalist.
The Bear mid thc Child.
The London Graphic obtains from a
correspondent at Sebastopol an inter
esting bear story. A hugo hear ap
proached near to the village and car
ried off a young child. The inhabitants
formed a cordon around the tract of
forest where the bear had taken refuge,
and on thc third day after the child
was carried off they closed in on the
beast. The child, unharmed, was re
clining on a deep mossy couch made
for her by the bear. She had subsisted
on thc nuts and forest fruit brought
her by the bear. One almost regrets io
learn that the bear was summarily
CATARRH THIRTY YEAHS.
The Remarkable Experience of a
man Meekison Gives Pe-rD-na
a Hiffh Endorsement;
Congress Meoklsnn of Ohio.
Hon. David Meekison is well known not
only in his own State hut throughout
America. He was elected to the Fifty
fiith Congress by a very large majority,
and is the acknowledged leader of his party
in his section of the State.
Only one Haw marred thc otherwise com
plete success of this rising statesman. Ca
tarrh, with its insidious approach and te
nacious grasp, was his only unconquered
foo. For thirty years he waged unsuccess
ful warfare against this personal enemy.
At last Pcruna came to the rescue, lie
%tl have used several bottles of P?
rima, an I I feel greatly benefited
thereby from my catarrh of the head.
1 feel encouraged to believe Utat if I
une it a short time tonner I will be
fully able to eradicate tho disease of
thirty years' standing. >>-David
Meekison, Member of Congress.
If 3fou do not derive prompt and satisfac
tory results from the use of P?rima write
at once to Dr. Uartman, givinga full state
ment of your- case and he will be pleased
to give you his valuable advice gratis.
Address Dr. Hartman, President of Tho
Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio.
A nev/ tropical product, the butter
of Karite, seems destined to play an
Important role in our diet if we can
believe recent experiments. Thcbut
tcr of Karite is as nutritious as our
present butter, but it possesses the
great advantage of being much less
expensive. In the whole of tho Sou
dan, from Senegal to the Niger, at
the north of Dahomey, there extends
a vast forest, thc dominating tree of
which is the Karite. It ?3 from this
tree that the natives extract the but
ter. The time at which the butter is
gathered varies in the different regions
but is generally from June to Sep
tember, and whereas the natives con
sume this product at once, a quantity
exists for exportation. The butter of
Karite has the appearance of a solid
block analogous to butter, but white
in color aand possesses all the ad
vantages and all the qualities of but
ter. It has not the disadvantage, as
have ether vegetable butters-the
vegetal ir. e, for instance-of malting at
a temperature of 30 degrees centigrade
for the butter of Karite is perfectly
preserved up to the temperature of
37 degrees centigrade.-Christian
False teeth are by no means a mod
ern inver t ion, says the Philadelphia
Public Ledger, as is proved from the
fact that jawbones of mummies have
been found with false teeth in them,
and also with teeth stopped with gold.
Indeed, the ancient Egyptians were no
mean dentists, and in Greece the art
was also practiced with much skill,
says Homes Notes.
Thcro is plentiful evidence of skilled
dentistry among the Romans, ?nd
roany of thc ancient Latin authors
have references to faire teeth. There
is a distinct nctive of them in the "Ro
man La-.vs of the Twelve Tables." The
first, part of No. 10 prohibits useless
expenses at funerals, but an exception
is made in No. ll, which permits the
gold fillings of teeth, or the gold with
which they are bound, to bo buried
cr cremated with the corpse.
About a couple of years ago an an
cient grave was discovered near Rome.
It was opened, and In lt was found
the skeleton of a woman with a com
plete set of false teeth, admirably
made and wrought out of solid gold.
"Two years ago my hair was
falling out badly. I purchased a
bottle of Aycr's Hair Vigor, and
soon my hair stopped coming out."
Miss Minnie Hoover, Paris, 111.
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no reason why you must
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If your druggist cannot supply you,
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A Golden Rule
Be good to your land and your crop
will be good. Plenty of
in the fertilizer spells quality (
and quantity in the har- ? J R?
vest. Write us and
we will send you,
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. - At?r DR uj-?G?'a'x?^vseLt. i r !
^"Give the name of this paper when
writing to advertisers-(At. 47. *02)
-pr DISPATCH from Paris states
/\ that the experiments with
crude petroleum, employed to
?""^ prevent the accumulation of
dust on highways, which have been for
some time going on at Saint Germain
and Versailles, have resulted satisfac
torily, and that the petroleum treat
ment ls about to be applied upon va
rious roads near Paris, Lyons, Nice
and Marseilles. In consequence of this
undertaking, says the dispatch, there
is likely soon to be a considerably in
creased demand for American petro
leum throughout France.
So it appears that crude petroleum
ns a "dust killer," which has been tried
repeatedly In the United States and
generally abandoned as ineffective and,
for other reasons, undesirablo.still finds
favor among thc Frenchmen. It was
reported a short limo ago that thc
Touring Club of France, desirous of in
creasing thc comforts of Its members,
had voted a large sum of money for
the purpose of conducting a series of
experiments on various roads with
heavy American petroleum and also
with Ulick mineral oil. During the
last twelve years, it is said, numerous
avenues of St. Gaudens, in France,
have been kept dustless by the free
usc of oil and tar, which render the
surfaces absolutely impervious to wat
er, and hence mudless. These mate
rials, declared La Locomotion recently,
arc the only ones known to science
which will effectually prevent the crea
tion of dust on roads traversed by fast
The most extensive application of
crude petroleum lu the United States
for tho purpose indicated has been
made by tho railroad companies, but
several of them have expressed their
determination to discontinue its use
for various reasons, one of which is
that the fine soot-like particles which
arise from thc roadbeds whereon it is
spread are extremely objectionable. In
California crude petroleum has been
employed freely during the past year
or more as a cement. There it is usu
ally applied while a road is in process
of construction, aud it is invariably ap
plied hot. Minor experiments of a sim
ilar sort, however, undertaken in the
East, have boca conspicuously unsuc
cessful, and Hie coal oil remedy is re- ,
garded hereabouts as a failure. Pos
sibly its efficacy depends largely upon
the quality of soil treated-New York
Telford Ttnse, Macadam Top.
Whore tho material is springy on thc
/Inc of a proposed highway, a telford
base of eight inches and a macadam
top of five inches should bc provided,
making thirteen inches over all. On a
gravel foundation tho Highway Com
sioncr of Connecticut has used a five
inch treatment, four inches of macad
am and one iuch of bonding and wear
ing surface. Upon some of the roads
he has used a foundation of slag, with
a two-inch treatment of crushed stone
and one inch of screenings, making a
very good road. The engineers put on
tho profile for Iiis information the char
acter of tho material found at each sta
tion, so that lie can select tho most
Where macadam is laid with no curb
ing to retain tho stone in thc position
that It should occupy, it is essential to
build a very stolid, compact and firm
I shoulder of the very best material.
This very valuable precaution does not
receive adequate attention. In the
forming of shoulders the rule with
contractors ir, to line out of the road
and establish the height of thc shoul
der, and where shoulders are to bo
made to build the shoulder material
flush ii]) to the line. Instead of allowing
thc material to leak over into the trav
eled part net less than from eight to
ten inches. This gives an opportunity
for ramming tho shoulders down good
and solid and then cutting back to the
linc, thus forming a good firm edge to
work to. When shoulders are thus
made the mota] used in tho roadbed is
retained in position, and does not work
out into the shoulders, robbing the
road of material that properly belongs
Hopes to Seo More Great nighwny?.
It is a fact that since the establish
ment of steam and electric railroads
the construction of turnpikes, or boule
vards, has suffered much, except roads
built for comparatively short distances.
This, of course, has been a nautral re
sult, ns traveling by private carriage,
drawn by horses, has long since given
way to the swifter steam motor rail
road traveling, and tho railroads have
literally become thc highways of the
But within the last few years there
has bceu a most commendable revival
of Interest In good roads, and as a fac
tor toward this end the humble bicycle
played no unworthy part. Tho intro
duction of tho automobile promises to
result in thp construction of magnifi
cent thoroughfares of great extent, and
I am glad that this Is so. One who
travels through a country on a railroad
train learns nothing of the district
through which he is whirled at express
speed. There is no real pleasure In
such traveling; in fact, it is not travel
ing in the real sense of the term; it Is
simply being buried from one point to
another wth the gheatest possible
It has always seemed to mo that the
old-time fashion of traveling by stage
coach or private carriage, slopping to
rest at will, pausing to drink in the de
lights of a particularly fine bit of scen
ery, putting un at fashionable hostelry
or humble farm house or roadside inn,
according to fancy, was the only real
way to travel so as to know the coun
try traversed-to know tho country it
self, its Inhabitants and their customs,
the flora and the fauna, the peculiari
ties of dialect, and all the thousand
and one little things which go to make
up intimate knowledge of a commu
nity. What of these can one learn by
gazing from Hie window of a car speed
ing along at a mile a minute?-Buffalo
?' Tim SeotllMi Mother.'
Mr. Carnegie, after visiting Ibo La
dies' College in Queen street, Edin
burg, the oldest educational Institution
in connection with thc Merchants'
Company, made the following entry ia
the visitors' hook:
"Surprised. delighted, impressed.
Ruskin says ibero is nothing in the
world that equals Hie Scottish mother
in the tried perfectness cf her oui agc.
This institution does tho important
part of starling the future mother weil
? _JI greater service lt is impossible to
render.-A ml rc w Carnegie.
Mr. Carnegie blmgcif. of cenrse, bad
a Scottish mother, .-:nd no mother, as
is well known, had ever a more de
voted son. ,
Stylish Organ Grinders.
Much amusement was afforded the
residents of Logan square the other
evening by thc actions of a couple of
gentlemen who were evidently exhil
arated from taking too mach liquid
refreshment. The men were enacting
tho parts of Italian street musicians.
Both men, who were attired in Prince
Albert coats and wore shining slik
hats, made a laughable sight as they
pushed a large hurdygurdy clear
around thc square, --topping in front
of a dozen houses en "oute.
V/hile one man ground out music
the other passed his silk hat for a
collection. The donations were
liberal, too; even'the poorest-clothed
workingman, seated on a bench in
tho square, tossed in a copper for
the "two swells what got broke and
had to take to the streets for a liv
An officer, who evidently knew the
two men, finally persuaded them to go
home, and thc instrument was return
ed to the waiting Italian, from whom
the had hir:d it.
Just as the two men had turned to
go away they met a poor, lame old
woman, whom they stopped and mad*1
wait while one of the men emptied his
collection of nickels and pennies^rbm
his hat into the surprised woman's
apron. Both men politely bowed to
the woman as she stood pouring out
thanks and blessings, and then they
wont their way arm in arm.-Phila
"Oh! Miss Perkins, have you seen
that ridiculous Idea of Prof. Andrews
about forcing all the bachelors to got
married, and in that way eliminate thc
entire spinster element?"
"Yes, Miss Green; I saw it in yes
terday's papor. Isn't lt absurd?"
"Ye3, indeed! Only think of having
to marry a man who felt that the law
forced him to marry you!"
"Thc-he-he! Isn't It too funny?"
"Isn"'. it? I'd lifte to see any man
come to mo in that way and ask my
"So vould I. And oh, Miss Perkins,
did-did the paper you saw it in say
anything about how Boon we might
hope-that is, how soon thc-the law,
tc-he-he! would go into effect?"
Cleveland Piain Dealer.
The experience of working convicts
on the public highways in Florida has
proven the most advantageous and eco
nomical use of their services.
CURES RHEUMATISM AND CATARRH
B.B. C. Cures I>ooi>-Soatecl .nue? Especial
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These diseases, with aches and pains in
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shoulder blades, hands, fingers, anns and
legs crippled by rheumatism, lumbago, sci
atica, or neuralgia; hawking, spitting,nose
bleeding, ringing in the cars, sick stomach,
deafness, noises in thc head, bad teeth,thin
hot blood, all nm down feeling of catarrh
are eure aigns of an awful poisoned condi
tion of thc blood. Take Botanic Blood
Bilm. (B.B.B.) Soon all aches and pains
6*.op, the poison is destroyed and a real
permanent cure is made of the worst rheu
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caecs cured by taking JJ.B.B. It strength
ens weak kidneys and improves digestion.
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by writing BLOOD BALM CO, 14 Mitchell
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medical advice sent in Eealcd letter.
Thc trouble with some men is that they
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St. Louis nial San Francisco lt. It.
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to points in Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma ant
Indian IVrrii orles, on tho following dates
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Feb. 3 and 17, March 3 and 17, April 7 und
21. Write for advertising matter, rates une
information to W. T. SAUNDERS, G. A. P.D.
Put up in Collapsible Tubes.
A Substitute for and Superior to Mustard or
any other plaster, and will not blister the most
doliente skin. The pain allaying; and curative
qualities of this artiolo are wonderful. It will
stop the toothache at once and relieve head
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We recommend lt as the best and safost ex
ternal counter-irritant known, also as an ex
ternal remedy for pains in the chest and stom
ach .and all rheumatic,neuralgic and gouty com
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and it will be found to 1* invaluable in the
household. Many people- say "It is the best ol
all your preparations."
i'rice IG cents, at all 'iruftglste, or other deal
er!), or by sending this amount to us in postage
stamps we will send you a tuho by mall.
No article should be aocopted by the publia
unless the same carries our label, as otherwise
lt ls not genuine
CHESEBBO?GB MANUFACTURING CO,
17 S tuto Street, Now York City.
"( / A*
Syrup of Figs
well-informed and t<
ponent parts are si
cause it acts withoul
tions, as it is wholly
from an e>
known to 1
act most b
To get i
?r salo by all dru^iata. Price
A PHILOSOPHICAL MILLIONAIRE.
Attorney-If you leave all your
property to your second wife, your
children will certainly try to. break
Rich Client-Of course! That's what
I want them to do. I want them to
have their full share of my money.
"Then why bequeath lt all to your
"Well, you see, it will be easier for
my children to break my will than i'c
is for me to break hers."-New York
"That young man has a brilliant fu
ture before him," 6aia the phrenolo
And the little Boston boy whose !
bumps were being exummed polished i
his spectacles and exclaimed:
"Pardon me; but you open up a very ?
Interesting field of inquiry. Where else
could my future be if it were not be
fore me?"-Washington Star.
Hoir'e Th li?
Wo offer Ont Hundred Dollars Reward for
.my i\ase of Catarrh that cannotbacamd by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
JF. J. CHENEY SC Co., Props., Toledo, 0.
. "We, the undersigned, havo knownF. J.Che
r.ey for the last 15 years, and believe him per
fectly honorable In all businoss transactions
and financially able to carry out any obliga
t lon mado by tholr firm.
WEST & TauAX.WholesaleDrugglsts.Tolodo,
WALDINO. KINNAN-VMAKVIN, Wholesale Drug
gists, Toledo. Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure ls taken internally, act
ing directly upon tho blood and mucous sur
faces of tile system. Frico, 75c. per bottle.
Sold by all Druggists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are tho best.
Quarantine was first eftablished against
infectious diseases in the tenth century.
FITS permanently cu rod.No nts or norvous
nc?;saftorllrst dare use of Dr. Kline's Groat
NorveRestoror.iStrlal bottleand treatlsefree
Dr.It. H. KLINE, Ltd., 931 Aron St., Phlta., Pa.
The man who doesn't hit the mark every
time isn't a failure by a long shot.
3Irs. Winslow's Soothing Syru p for children,
teethfng.soften tho gums, reduces Inflamma
tion.allays paln.cures wind colic. 25c. A bottle
The .ann who is looking for trouble can
find trouble without trouble.
You can do your dyeing in half an !
hour with PUTNAM FADELESS pres.
Some men shrink from thoir duty until |
there id nothing left of them.
] am sure Flso's Curo for Consumr Mon saved ?
my life three voars ago.-Mas. THOMAS ROB- ;
LINS, Maple St., Norwich, N. Y., Feb. 17,1930.
A man looks anything but merry when
thc hui,'h is on him.
AN ATTRACTIVE WIFI
It is woman's duty to her husband
will help so much that thc rest corn*
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of forty years' study, and are n<
equaled in thc world for style and ci
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Sold at all Drugstores
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loni a tpeoiaity i
W.h. tao so?
aooeu. Have oniodmanyi
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Do I Wear Shoes? SSS
Catalog for Postal ?gg?
"armored M> Thompson's Eye Wafar
weak eyes? uso
' as a Lax?isve,
Deals to the cultured and the
3 the healthy, because its com
imple and wholesome and be
: disturbing the natural func
' free from every objectionable
substance." In the process of
ring figs are used, as they are
) the taste, but the medicinal
Syrup of Figs are obtained
:cel|ent combination of plants
be medicinally laxative and to
its beneficial effects-buy the
nanufactured by the
fifty cer\t3 per bottle*
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tiou, constipation, biliousness and
the many ailments arising from a
disordered stomach, liver or bowels
is Ripans Tabules. They have ac
complished wonders, and their time
ly aid removes the necessity of call
ing a physician for the many little
ills that beset mankind. They go
straight to the seat of the trouble,
relieve the distress, cleanse and cure
the affected parts, and give the sys
tem a general toning up.
At druggists. .
The Five-Cent packet is enough for an
ordinary occasiou. The family bottle,
60 cents, contains a supply for a year.
(linaine stamped C C C. Never sold in bulk,
Beware of thc dealer who tries to sell
"something jnst 25 ?ood."
nre. 12,</00 graduates In botines* Writ*-Tor Special
i K8S COLLKGE8, Richmonu,Va-BlriBlu?ham,Ai*.
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AND ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY
Complete line carried in stock for
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etc., before buying.
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Best Conan Syrup. Tastes Good. Uso I
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