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ROM THE WORLD'S FAIR INAOa
Over the wide unknown.
Far to tho shores ot lnd,
On through tho dark, alone.
Like a feather blown by tho wind;
Into the West, away,
Sped by tho breath of God;
Seeking the clearer day,
' Where only His feot have trod,
From the past to the future we sail,
i We slip from the leash of kings;
Hail! Spirit ot Freedom, hail!
I Unfurl thine impalpable wings'
Receive us, protect up, and bless
Thy knights who brave all for thee.
Though death bo thy soft caress,
I By that touch shad our eouIs be free.
Onward and ever on!
Till tho voice of despair is stilled;
Till the haven of peace is won
I And the purpose of God f ultllloJ.
Columbia! Columbia! Men beheld thes riso
A goddess from the misty sea I
Lady of hope, sent from the skios,
The nations worshiped theo I
Thy brows were flushed with dawn's first
By foamy waves with stars bedight
Thy blue robe floated free.
Now let the sun ride high o'erhead,'
Driving tue lieht from Bhore to shored
His burning trend wo do not dread,
. For thou art evermore.
Lady of love, whose smile shall bless,
Whom brave deeds win tq tenderness,
Whose tears tho lost restore.
Lady of hopo thou art! Wo wait
With courago thy serene command.
Through unknown seas toward undreamed
We ns!; thy guiding hand.
On! Though sails quiver iu the gale,
Thou ut tho helm, wo caunot fail..
On to God's time-veiled strand.
Lady ot beauty 1 Thou shalt wi?
Glory and power and length of days.
The suu and moon shall bo thy kin,
Tho stars shall sing thy praiso.
Lady of joy, ladv of beauty, lady or love,
Now onward lie thy ways.
Lo, clan on clan, tho world's great nat'.ons
Gather to bo UN El
Clasp bauds, as brothers, 'ueath Columbia's
Upraise her banner to the shining sun I
Along her blessed shore,
One heart, one song;, one dream
Hun shall be free forevcrmore.
And love shall bj supreme! ' :.?
AN ODD COURTSHIP.
I5Y II ELENA UIXON.
both native resi?
dents of Port
Ryerse, a small
hill - Eurrouudcd
? village on tho north
ft% cm shore of Lake
" Erie. Ebenczer was
^ wforty-livc, a miller
SmBF* by trade, and a
' bachelor from
choice. Polly was a maiden of
thirty-seven?everybody declared that
was her age, though alt had seen an!
read these words traced by Polly's own
fingers in the sand on the beach, times
without number, I'Polly Fidelia Wig
gius, aged twenty-three."
Ebenczer lived all alone, in a lonely
house near the mill; Polly lived with her
eister, and wa3 the only milliner, dress?
maker, and general seamstress the place
could boast of.
One afternoon when the sun was
streaming down over the hills, Polly
threw aside the shirt she was making for
Bbeuozer Stickncy, and tnking her sis?
ter's children, went down on the beach
for a walk. Half an hour afterward
Ebenezer wns walking in the camo direc
?tion. He had'bedn kept away from the
mill oil day by a felon,which ucither hot
lye nor lemon, nor half a dozen poul?
tices could drive from his thumb.
He wnlked along over the shingly
beach, holding the afflicted thumb ten?
derly in his palm.
At length through an opening in n
cluster of elders, he discovered Polly
JWiggins. It was a raw day in early
"spring, but for all that Polly's hat was
off and she was bowingand gesticulating,
and apparently engaged in cat nest con?
' 'Polly is either going crazy or else she's
trying to perform like them theatre folks
we saw when wc took that excursion to
So saying, Ebenczer crept cautiously
op to the intervening bushes. He par?
ted the bushes carefully and peered
through, chuckling to himself with de?
light, while the pain in his thumb was
entirely forgotteu as he watched Polly
go through one of her surprising bows.
But tho broad smile disappeared from
the listener's face, leaving a look of blank
astonishment as he heard Polly say :
"Yes, Ebenezer Stickney, I consent to
marry you on four conditions."
He snw her glance timidly, not at the
whiskered face among the bushes, but at
s stump; then, as if she had been asked
what those conditions were, she went
"You mint quit wearing that snutT
rolCred, pigeon-tailed coat that your
grandfather was married in. You must
tmoke cigars, if you can't live without
imoking, instead of always having that
^pJd, black, Dutch pipe in your mouth.
Then you roust shave off those old-fash?
ioned, grizzly-gray whiskers, and raise a
mustache, and quit riding that dingy
white, bobtailed, mean looking, racka
bones of a horso everywhere you go, and
with your coat tails hanging down to
cover his ribs, to.). That old pigeon
tailed coat! it looks bad enough any
time, but ten times worse whon you're
Ebenezer looked sober enough now,
and hung his head like a scolded boy.
He was very proud of his personal ap?
pearance, and often said to himself as he
arranged his collar be fere the glass:
"There isn't a married man around
that can compare with me for starchiogs
And if there was a time when he
thought he looked particularly grand, it
.Was when ho was dressed in his Sunday
suit and mounted on his faithful white
horse. He was trying to make up his
mind whether ho ought to stop out and
call her the biggest simpleton in all cre?
ation, or go off about his business, when
jPolly began talking again in a tender,
[chiding tone, as if her feelings had been
"Oh, Ebenezecl how can you ask: if I
love you? Didn't Jim Winters pack off
to California just becauso I wouldn't
have him? Didn't Ruby Oskes try to
drown himself becauso I mittened him?
Didn't I refuse Jerry Vail only last Sun?
day, just for you ? And after I've waited
between hope and despair all these years,
you ask me tnatl"
And Polly covered her faoe with her
hands as if- to conceal either her blushes
or her tears, but shortly she uncovered
her face?and a pretty, pale, though
somewhat caro-worn faco it was?and
"You're very kind and thoughtful,
Ebenezer, to ask ine about fixing up
your house. Where you've lived so
many years can't help being a happy
home for me; but 1 might suggest one
or two little improvements, sctsiug you
asked me. You might just cart the rub?
bish out of the front* yard?the swtll
barrel, and ash-heap, and grindstone,
and such?and make up some posy beds.
I've got lots of seeds, and jou can havo
somo of 'em?hollyhocks, and china
asters, and marigolds, and double pop?
pies, and sweet-williams, and four-o'
clocks, and morning-glories. They'll
want to go by the window, and you'll
have to move the pigtrough. Then your
square room would be more like some?
thing it it had a carpet, and a sofa, and
a picture or two, aud a center table?
and, above all, curtains for the win?
"You haven't got inauy dishes, I
s'posc, but I'll bring a host. I've got
two whole sets of blue stoneware, all
except the slop-bowls, besides tho best
part of a gilt china set. You've seen
'em, I guess. The house wants paint?
ing, too; I never saw so brown a house
for a white one. Then we'll want nu
extensiou table, so when Betsy and her
children visit us they can sit down.
Don't be otTcudcd, dear Ebenezer; I
shouldn't have said all this, for the
world, but you know you asked me."
Ebeuezer didn't know whether he
ought to be offended or not. lie was
fluttered aud yet mortified.
Polly put her hand in her pocket and
brought, outlier handkerchief, and with
it came her tatting shuttle and thread.
The sight of these brought her mind
back to tho sober realities of life. It
was stitch, stitch, stitch,with poo.-Polly
from morning to night, with no ouo to
love her or care for her as she merited.
So she sat down with her back to the
bushes, and when Ebenezer knew by tho
low sobs that reached him that she was
crying, he let go the bushes carefully,
so as not to disturb her, and walked oil
lie lay awake uutil long after midnight
that night. His thumb pained him a
little, but his sleeplessness was not
caused wholly by that.
He was thinking of the time, many
years buck, when Polly Wiggins, then a
rosy girl of eighteen, was very dear to
him. He remembered how she had gone
to Damo Chadwick's "apple-cut" ono
night with Jim Winters, and that she
flirted with him all tho evening. He re?
membered, too, how augry and jculous
he was about it, and that he treated her
coldly and never sought to woo her after
He made a resolve at last, and then he
closed his eyes and went to sleep?to
dream of tables of all kinds, with sofas
and pictures, and blue dishes, and rolls
of carpeting, and poppy and marigold
seed by the bushel being piled pro?
miscuously in his front yard,- and that
he was giving to the house a coat of
Then he was stretching and tucking
down a carpet in the garret, nnd ?
He awoke with a groan. He must
have been hammering away at his sore
thumb, for it was throbbing and acting
terribly. Sleep was out of the question
now, so Ebenezer got up and lighted n
candle and walked the bare floor till
daylight, wondering why he had nev*r
felt so lonely before, and thinking, as
he had never thought bofore, that n
bachelor's life was a wretched one.
A few days after her walk on the
beach Polly sat knitting in her sister's
best room, when that lady came in from
I the store, whither she had gone for a roll
I of butter.
I "Sakes nlivc, Polly, you will never
believe it I Ebeuezer Sticknoy is turning
everything inside out nnd upside down
at his house. They're painting the house
outside, and papering und whitewashing
inside, nnd he's got Jim Black there
clearing out the yard.' I didn't think
much about all that, for the Lord knows
the place needed it; but just as I left
tho store what should stop in front of
the miller's gate but two loads of brand
new furniture. Then said I to myself,
that means something. I spoke to Sally
Brown about it, and we both say there's
a wedding ahead."
Mrs. Betsy Carver was so excited over
this piece of news that she did not notice
how pale Polly had grown, nor her hand
tremble 60 thnt she dropped half the
stitches off her knitting needle. She
"I reckon I know who he'll marry
That brazen fncad Murray girl that tits.
right in front of him every time he goes
to Vittoria to church. She's had her
cap set for him these two years, Sally
says, and at last she's trapped him."
Polly's face was flushed to crimson
?now. She made no reply, but bent over
her work, nervously taking up the
stitches she had dropped.
If she loved Ebenezer Stickney, her
sister did not suspect it. Just then Katy
Bice, Ebenezer's little niece, came in.
??Please, Miss Polly, Uncle Eben snnt
me down after the seeds .you said he
"Let me see," said Polly, musingly.
"Oh, yes. He wanted us to save him
some cucumber seed?"
"It's flower seed he wants, ever so
many kinds," interposed K it7.
"I never promised him any that I
know of; didn't suppose he cared for any
such things," said Polly, a littlo spite?
fully, as she thought of Lucy Murray in
connection with Ebenezer's flower gar?
den. Then she added, meekly:
"Your uncle is welcome to what I have
The little girl received the seeds and
bounded away, saying:
"The beds are all ready, and I'm to
show Uncle Eben how to sow them." '
Then back she came again
"I forgot I was to ask you which ore I
the morning glory seeds. He says you
told him they must go by tho window."
"I never told him any such thing; but
there they are."
??Don't bo in a hurry, Katy," said Mrs.
Carver, persuasively. "So your Uncle
Eben is going to get married, is he?"
?'Who is he going to marry? now,
there's a good girl."
?'Don't know, bat I guess mother
does. She told him she wouldn't make
the carpets unless he told her ever so
much. How funny it will seem to have
Uncle Eben married I"
"There's your mother coming now
with her bonnet to be trimmed, and she
don't leave this house till she tells me,"
said Mrs. Carver.
"Just as though you didn't know
already," said Mrs. Rice, in answer to
the all-important question. "Hasn't the
bride-elect told you?"
"Of course not, or shouldn't have to
"Ob, well, theu, 1 mustn't tell, but 1
will say, Polly," and Mr?. R\co spoke
mischievously, "you'ro vory exacting.
Plenty of girls Would jump at the
chance to marry Eben aud leave tho fix?
ing up till nftorward."
"What do you mean? Oh, how I am
And Polly drow herself up proudly
"Whyl didu't you agrco to have him
if he'd tlx up smart enough to suit
"No, I never did; I never told him so,
aud he knows it; and what's more, I
wouldn't marry Ebenczer Sticknoy if tie
was the last man on earth, and you may
tell him so," aud Polly went up to bei
owu little room to cry away her vexation
"Polly, come hero, quick," said Mrs
Carver, one bright morning, as she sal
sewing iu the window. "Ebenezer is
coming down .the road as fine as a fiddle
in his new buggy, dressed iu a brand-now
suit, too. Well, there! he's coming here
after his new shirts likely."
Polly got the shirts, and sat witt
them tolded iu her lap while she figured
up how much Ebenezer owed hor.
"Put up the shirts, Polly; 1 didn't
come for them, but for you."
"Come for Polly 1" exclaimed Mrs
Carver, in astonishment.
"Yes, Polly, I have come for you
You know you said you'd marry me or
certain conditions. 1 have complied
with your requirements, aud now I waul
you to fulfill your promise."
Mr. Stickney, I never?"
"Hush, Polly," said Ebenczer, softly,
as he stole his nrm around her waist,
whilo Betsy glided from the room; "call
me Ebenezer, dear Ebenczer, aud make
ine as happy as you did that day on the
beach. I heard you, Polly?beard all
you said, and 1'vu been happier since
than ever before. So get on your thiugs
and come along. The elder is waiting
at his house to uuitc us, and several ol
our friends are there to witness the cer?
emony, We'll take our wedding dinner
at our own house, and wo mustn't forget
to invite lletsy and tho children, for ttic
extention table is provided."
This last was said a little tcasingly,
aud Polly hid her blushing face on his
"Don't, Ebeuezcr, don't."
"Well, there, so you gouud get, ready
right away, 111 never mention it again."
Two hours later Eoeuezer led bis
wife proudly through his newly fur?
nished rooms, and a more loving bride*
groom or a happier bride could not have
been found.?New York Weekly.
Antiquity of Sic.tiu Po.vor.
The use of steam to generate power is
so old that it would be 1 utile to attempt
to say who first discovered it. An an?
cient philosopher at Alexandria, Egypt,
iuventod a steam toy iu which the steam
issuing from spouts ou opposite sido3 of
a hollow globe made tho globe revolve
on a pivoted nxis. A simple form of
steam engine for working pumps win iu
use some centuries ago. Watts, the
Scotchman, who is so often spoken of as
tho "inventor of the steam engine," was
not born until long after steam engines
Were comparatively numerous. What
Watts did was to make great and radical
improvements in revolving machinery,
thus opening the way to the application
of steam to railway and steamboat loco?
motion and to its largely increased uso
iu manufacture. The first steam rail?
road opeu to public traffic was that
built nbout the year 1833 between Eon
don aud Liverpool, England. Shortly
nfter^this a steam railroad was built in
this country connecting Baltimore and
Washington. Pulton's steamboat mndo
its first trip on the Hudson in 1809, but,
previous to this, steam engines had been
rigged upon boats and barges both in
this country and Great Britain, nnd
made to propel them through tho water.
For years before Fulton made his steam?
boat, steam would havo been used on
tho canal-boats in some parts of En?
gland and Scotlaud but for the fact that
the waves made by the paddle wheelf
washed the banks of the canals too
much.?St. Lcuis Republic.
A Dog's Passion For Bro.vn Bread
There i3 an artist in tho city who has
woo for herself un enviable, reputation
as a portrait painter. At one of the re?
cent exhibitions she had tho picture ol
n beautiful dog whoso portrait was
gained in the following way:
The dog is very fond of brown bread.
His mistress put on an apron, in the
pocket of which wa3 a generous suppl]
of the coveted dainty. Then the do:
was made to sit in a chair and wnit ex?
pectantly for tho bread. Meanwhile hii
mistress sketched rapidly. When he be?
came sleepy or uneasy she would allow
him to get down und eat a piece of bread.
Tuen she would say, "Do you want
some more? Go back to your chair,
thee" So they proceeded till the sketch
was done. She said tho saliva flowed so
freely from tho dog's mouth,ns ho thoughi
of the brown bread, that she had tc
spread papers under him.
She also says that ic is difficult to tret
a lively portrait of an animal. After
they have passed the uneasy stage, and
find they must keep quiet, they sctth
down quietly to go to sleep. A horsi
whose head she painted, would assume n
lively expression when some one wbis
pc.ed to him. Horses nearly always
liked to be whispered to.?New York
A Fakir Travel in,- as Fr.-ig.it.
The practice of binding religious per
-.oss still exists in India. An incident
occurred recently at Meerut. A fakir,
wearing nearly five maunds(400 pounds)
of iron chains and bands on him, re?
cently left the cantonment station. The
railway authorities declined to allow him
to travel as a passenger, but sent him ai
freight by weight in spite of his argu?
ment that native women wero nevci
charged for their anklets and bangles
The iron absorbed the heat so much thai
the man had to be incessantly sprinkled
j with water. He is an old man ans
nearly died at the station.?Allahabad
i c[ndim Pioneer- ?"
WASH IM) CHAMOIS C LOT ES.
Tho proper way to wash the chamois
cloves is not by rubbing or wringing.
Put them on th? hands and wash gently
with .a soft silk rag dipped in soapy
water. Pat the gloves as nearly freo
from water as possible. If timo is no
object it is an excellent plan to let them
dry on the hands. It this cannot be
done, rctnovo them carefully, and when
they are nearly dry put them on again,
in ordor that they ma'v resume the shape
of tho hand.?New York World.
TO CLEAN WUITE FVHS.
To clean whito f?rs, lay them on n
tablo aud rub well with bran made moist
with warm water; rub until quite clean,
and finish by rubbing with dry brau.
Tho wot bran should be put ou with
flannel, then dry with _ book muslin.
Light furs, in addition' to tho above,
should bo well rubbed with magnesia or
a pieco of book musliu, after the bran
process, against tho way of the fur.
Soiled whito fur can bo nicely cleaned
by rubbing it thoroughly iu white Hour;
it should then hang out of doors for
about thirty minutes. Kcpcul the pro?
cess several tunes aud the fur will be
equal to new.?Detroit Free Press.
OAKK CV Til It Vllllv
The sick room lire is always more or
less a problem. Unquestionably it ought
to be, though the being adds no little to
the work of nursing. An opeu wood
tire is the cleanest, wholcsomcst, handi?
est thing in tho world, but alack I out
of reach of most of us. Where coal is
used it should be dry, free-burning,
with no dust nor abnormal lumps. Have
your dny or night's supply put into paper
bugs?a shovel I ul iu each, and lain in a
low square basket beside the hearth.
Thus your lire can bo replenished with?
out noise, ur the annoyance of black
marks on the Hour and hearth. Have
tho ash-pan removed before it is quite
full nnd always put some water iu it be?
fore raking down tho lire.
Put on coal so regularly as to keep a
gentle, steady heat. If by accident the
lire goes almost out, don't dump kind?
lings aud paper frauctically on top in
hope to ievive it. The result will be
much smoke and more vexation. Instead,
rnke the lire down to clean hut cinders.
Lay over them a handful of lightly
crumpled paper that will blit/.c, mil
smoke. On that put sticks of kindling
dexterously crossed, and as soon as they
are well lighted, put ou a bug or. two of
"Wash hearth and iambs daily, but
have the grate iinblncked. Nearly al?
ways you will smell the blacking as it
burus oil.?St. Louis Republic.
A DOUEMAUE COOK IIOOK.
Every housewife sho't'd have in the
making n cook book of her own, with
numbered pages for eutries concerning
meats, breads, pies, puddings, Vakci,
etc. Many valuable recipes arc lost be?
cause they are carelessly slipped into a
book or drawer from a lack of this vory
convenience. Have pages tor cold, in?
expensive desserts, ard for wnuu des?
serts of little cost, and accumulate as
many of them as you can. Do not give
a recipe a place in your book until you
have tried it and found it a success. 0.1
other pages may be kept the prescrip?
tions for company dessert and those that
are more expensive. If limited in the
number or class of help you havo to de?
pend on, it is also a saving of time and
worry tu have the menus for a number
of breakfasts, dinners and luncheons
made out. Have a number of these so
simple that your scrvaul can cook them
pcriectly without assistance, and then
when you aro to have a busy day you
will not be harrassed by taking thought
for your dinner, breakfast or supper, us
the case may be. It might also be well
to have u list of dishes that can be
quickly prepared, to use when something
appetizing must be quickly evolved.
Such a book is us useful iu case of emer?
gency, provided you are not one of those
women '-just out" of everything,- ns the
"earthquake bug" we saw described the
other day. In this bug, a woman who
lived in a country wheietbc natives were
annoyed by those terrifying visitations
kept shawlf, overshoes, bread and other
necessities at hand iu case nnd earth?
quake should come iu the night.?New
Golden Gems?Into one pint of sweet
milk sift oue quart of yellow cornmeul
and half a teacupful of Hour. Let tho
batter stand over night. When ready to
bake add one beaten egg; bake in gem
pans well greased.
Fish and Potatoes?Flake any cold
fish and warm iu a rather thick white
sauce; make in a neat mound in the
centre of a Hat dish; put nicely mashed
potatoes around the edge, sprinkle but?
tered crumbs over the whole and put in
a quick oven to brown.
Scotch Scones?One quart of flour,
one tablcBpoonful of sugar, hnlf a tea
spoonful of salt, two lea-spoonfuls of
baking powder, one spoonful of lard,
two eggs and ono pint milk. Mix to a
very thicc batter, drop in cqunres on a
hot griddle nnd bake brown ou both
Swiss Pudding?One cup fine bread
crumbs, two cups milk, three oggs, one
tablespoon butter, melted, ouc-hali
teaspoon salt, oue-hnlf saltspoon pepper,
one-half pound cheese, grated. Soak the
crumbs in the milk, add the other in?
gredients, cover with dry crumbs, and
bake in a quick oven till browned.
Codfish Halls?Pick up codfish enough
to make ono and a hnlf eupfuls (free
from bones), cover with warm water and
let soak an hour, pour of! and put on
fresh water,.set it on the fire until it Is
ready to boil, pour off and have ready
double the quantity of hot mashed po?
tato, which is eeosooed with butter and
cream, mix together; beat two eggt and
stir in, make into balls and fry In a
kettle of hot fat.
Apple Tarts?Pare, quarter, core and
boil in a half teacupful of water until
very soft, ten large tart apples; beat till
very smooth, then add the yolks of six
egg8 (or three whole eggs), juice and
grated rind of two lemons, half a cup of
butter, one nnd one-half cups of sugar,
or more if not sweet enough. Beat all
thoroughly, line little tart-tins with
puff paste, fill with tho mixture and
bake five minutes in a hot oven. If
wanted very nice, take the whites of six
eggs (when the yolks of the six are
used), mix with six tubhspnoufuls pul?
verized sugar, spread on the top of the
tarts, return to the oven and brown
FABLES FROM THE GERMAN.
Uow John A,tor Lent Hta Friend, Peter^
The Garteulaube, a promient Ger-.
mau periodical, prints the following
article: "Among American million?
aires of recent times Astor, Smith,
ind Vanderbilt are especially distin?
guished by the magnitude of their
benefactions. John /stor had ac?
quired, by speculation in real estate,
i fortune which could hardly bo ex?
pressed lu figures. Hid annual in
loine was estimated at 012,000,000.
He gave with open hands and with
in nppareut contempt for money.
His friend, Peter Smith, another
lucky real-estate speculator, once
asked Astor If be could lend him
?250.000,000. Tho following '!day
Astor handed Smith a check for the
?mount, which Smith was able to re?
pay a few years later.
"Both these men complained of tho
misery which their wealth brought
them. 'Mine,' said Astor, 'affords
me no enjoyment. It brings com?
fort and happiness to others, but 1
can personally use only the little that
suffices for my dally needs. It is the
plague of my life; it clings to me
rifco a vulture and allows me no rest,
night or day.' To which Smith re?
sponded: '1 bine been steadily buy?
ing land for years. 1 think that
every man has the right to own u
little farm, ami needs nothing more
to be Independent, I intend that
my money shall at least do some
"And so Smith gave awny farms in
vast numbers, as well us money foi
the purchase of land. Every widow
and every old maid in the State ol
New York received 160 tor this pun
pose. After the civil war he gavi
8,000 farms of from fifteen to seven?
ty-five acres to soldiers' widows aud
orphans. In addition he gave $100,<
D00 annually for charitable purposes.
At his death, in 1874, the greatei
part of his wealth bad already beer
returned to the people. These mon
teemed to feel an Irresistible Impulse
to employ a part of their superllultj
In the alleviation of poverty.
"This feeling was shared by Hit
prcat railroad king. Cornelius Van
tlcrhllt. who deserves to bo honorod
as one of the most notable ploncori
of American civilization. The rich?
est man in tiie world, he consoled
himself with the thought: 'Although
I have earned on the average $1,000,
000 every year since my birth my
chief gratification is that I have en?
abled others to earn three I lines as
much.1 He left * loo, ooo, (loo to hla
eldest sou and $15,000,000 for various
charitable purposes, in addition to
special foundations. This son, who
did not long survive him, left $100,
000,000 to bis two sons and im equal
nmount. to charitable Institutions.
New York fittingly mourned this
great philanthropist. Never before
had such a bequest been made by u
private individual. The Imagination
Is fairly dazzled by this stream ol
gold flowing to the relief of human
The Sv^irti. tit tint fli-rimm Army.
It is impossible to conceive a more
thorough system than Hint, on which
the German army Is based. In every
village there is a certain amount, of
money deposited in the town bull
n/hich is sufficient t.<> keep nil the sol?
diers in the village in foot! for thirty
lays after the declaration of war.
Next to the town ball are the arm
Dry, arsenal and barracks of tho
place. Here are the cannon and tho
imallcr arms, the ammunition, and
every requisite for war. The ollicers
live in the buhdlng.
Scattered throughout the villages
ire the soldiers. Those who have
passed the first term of service arc on
raged tu various occupations. Every
Horse In the village is duly ticketed
ind appraised. At. stated times the
horse is taken from his position in the
?hilfts'of a carriage, or butcher's, ba?
ker's, or candlestick-maker's cart,
mounted by a soldier, or bitchod to a
gun carriage, drilled into his busi
0C8S, and then returned to his owner,
rhe Instant war breaks out the horse
becomes the property of William II,
This condition of things exists in
every corner of the Empire. The In
ititnt the Emperor decides on war,
the entire telegraphic and railway
service is turned over to ttic Ktate;
the shoemaker in the village dons Ids
?jtiiform, jumps upon his neighbor's
horse and reports himself at the bar?
racks; the bag of money is put in the
.?im carriage; and within a few hours
the entire force of the village, town
Dr city, is standing in the road ready
mounted and thoroughly equipped for
let Ivo service. Everything is ar?
ranged, all contlngiiicies are fore?
shadowed, and an army of three mil?
lion men stands waiting for orders
within a few hours after the declura
'ion of war...
Jacob A. Kunkel, a re?
liable .'in nu r nf Mount
Rayah York Co.,Pa.,r.ays
tbnt n running Bore broke
out on tbo leg of his
nei'liow, Milton A. Knn
|k'.<l, when ho ?u 6 y-srs
i .ml. He could nut walk.
MllluD A. Kunkel, -p,,,, jC?r? lipo the? be?
gan 8ivlmr him Hottet'* Kitrmeiimrit la and
In a abort time i lie ?? -re Leaiud nji, he rennlnwl
porfeet health, and lib Is new, at 13 rears, live?
ly and runi.fl. Mr. KunkM says: ".WoalleOB;
elder his eure little ?h?rt of a miracle."
Uootl'n PUI? euro habitual con?tl-mtlon by
reci to Hue avtluu of the Alimentary canal.
TM. Traio Mark la on the ben
SsfflS?* In tho World!
r??- a. .1. tower. boston. mass.
Plain, common SCnM flfty-iiaRe
trentUc on origin, earner, na?
ture. Varieties, prompt relief
and aim on infallible cure.wut
for 6c nickel. No Kalla.?.
Write to lt. N. HEAltLES,
New IIuvcu, Couu.
II Stnkri * IMf? irenco
Whether you close a patient with a quack nos?
trum or a legitimate, scientific preparation.
One ruins the constitution, the other build* It
up. Dr. Hoxsle's Certain Croup Cure for alt
acute attack* t<> thmat and limn u a du
(inpuhtsid tdoifUc prtpaialion, and Is a sure
cure. ?Jnlrt by druggists. Cue Address A. P.
Hoxal*, Iluffaio, N. Y.
Eleven million eight hundred niul throe
thousand bales of cotton were used by the
world last year._',:
Have You Asthma T
Dr. II. Schlffmnnn. St. Paul, Minn., will malt
a trial package of SchllTmniin's Asthma (Jure
frte to any sufferer. (Jives Instant relief tu
worst ca*c?. and cures where others falL
Nsjjie thU paper and send address.
The largest sited railroad engines each re?
quire from '-W to lOOjful.ons of oil yearly for
To Young Wives.
A dlvnppolutcd Imchelor linn ?nld that some
time after utarrlnftp a man's wife ceases to bo
supremely attractive to him. Never was a
Kiinlcr libel, llrnuty preserved and grnco ro
lained inn never lose their charm or yield their
empire. The preservation of our ho: I fen In their
original hcnlthv perfection anil cunietlnoHS la A
saered duty. Every I'Oling mother who will
faithfully eurry out the directions irlveii with
eaeh bottle of "Mother's h'rlcnd" will never
I?M llicurc or complexion, 'rhe dalntv ttud will
mature Into the blooming rose, and old iuto wilt
tlnil her blessing the day she Hist used
"Mother's Krieud." linullleld He?. Co., At?
lanta, tio. Sold by all druggists.
'Nio KuiclUli "Primrose I.eiiKue" has r>i.
000 members, of whom ii.ouo compost) the
Urnml i 'ouiicil,
\ Complete Newspaper p'or One Cent.
JTu I'itttburull i In i.im I.- VW. 'ui'iipli Is sold by
all News Airnitta and delivered by Carrier*
everywhere, lor Ufte i\ tit a copy or sir (.'eat* a
weak. It contains dally, the news of iho
orkl, rcceivilPi mr It doris the report * of Itntlt
:>> Associated Prom anil tho Uiiltvil Press. No
oilier paper Which Hell* for Oil* iVnf r.Ihm
both of these report*. Ii? Sporting, Klnnltolat,
Kaalilon,nnil lluuaeliold Mepaiimoni? nro tin
equaletl. Order Ii from your News Agotlt.
In proportion to I heir numbers tailing
vessels are lost nearly ball as fie<|uently as
Albert Durch, Wcsl Toledo, Ohio, snys:
"Hall's Catnrrh Cure sayetl lay life." Write,
hlin lor particulars. Sold by ilrugglsls, 76o.
The lirsl boo); iui|nirtcd from ICliro|R! wan
brought over by John l.ubiu of Phllndol
rou indigestion, constipation, sleli head
Di lie. weak hiernach, disordered liver?take
lk i chain's Tills. I or nulu by ul. ilriim.-li.tu.
tMC,nt*T kidney. liver tfs Dc?R
Rxccaalvc quantity und high colored urluo,
CiireR the bail lifter elTeels of UiIh IryliiK opl
dem tc und restores lost Vigor und vitality.
Besom*, scrofula, malaria, i>iiupleii, bfotolies.
CoiihIIi lit Ion all run down, Ions of ambition,
a! a disinclination to ul I sorts of work.
Omiraiitrr Use contests <>ffnn> nettle, If iiol bra
ein. :. i 11. i ? w iii refund yen Ik* prlcuiwlil.
At I>riigi;UtN, Alle. Sl/.e, y I.no Size.
?Invalids' ankle n. It.Ul." frss Conrillstkin rnxi.
1)11. Kii.ui u A Co.. DlNUirAMTON, N. Y.
Both tho rnothod and results, when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
nnd refreshing to tlio tasto, and acts
fontly yet promptly on the Kidneys,
iivor and Bowels, cleanseB the sys?
tem effectually, dispels colds, hcatl
nches and fevers nnd euros linhitunl
constipation. Syrup of Figs is tho
only remedy of its kind over pro?
duced, pleasing to tho tasto nnd ac?
ceptable to tho stomach, prompt in
its action ami truly henelicinl m its
cllccts, prepared only from the most
healthy ami agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to nil ?ml have mndu it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in COo
and 81 bottles by nil lending drug?
gists. Any reliable druggist who
uiity not liavo it on baud will pro?
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. I)o not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN fHANCISCO. CAL.
LOVISVILIL, AX rVJftV YOHK. N.Y.
Unlike tho Dutch Process
? Ott ?
^ Other Gheiiiicftls
rn unoil iit tho
W. BAKER & (JO.'H
which Ik aftsofllteltf
}ittm .in'/ sufitsSle.
I ItlinsnierefAaiiffirsi /inirs
I the, rt mult It ut Uneon mlxril
Iwltli Htaroll, Arrowroot or
_ 'Suirar, und In far more oco
iionilaal, o?illny test rfttni one < "t ? <??('?
It Is delli'lous, nourishing, unl BASIUX
Sohl by Ororors fterywhers.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorohcstcr; Mnss
wenrlMK ouslllles sru uili.urpa.ise.1, n. nmU}
OUItaBtlng Ihren Ih.xiih of ...
sRikiumi by boat, ii'-(.i:i 'I'llI: lii'.NlilNU.
V oka I.I: IIS OKNr.llAI.i.V.
rou ham: iiy
?QtVOIWH Illustrated Putillontlons,
Bh BB ? V/ I T H MAPS. nu.s:
fTHH^ Mlsntktilt. Hnti It ?)????, Moslass?
I Bftjann M.I: . ? ?ililnitna >ntl 0?gon, lh*>
?NO LOW PHICC f
Two bot lies of German Syrup
cured me of Hemorrhage of the
Lungs when other remedies failed.
I am a married man and, thirty-six
years of age, und live with my wife
add two little girls at Durham, Mo.
I have stated this brief add plain so
that all may understand. My case
was a bad one, and I shall be glud
to tell anyone ubont it who will
write me. PHIMP L. SCHgNCK, P.
O. B0X45, April 25, lHtjc). No man
could ask a more honorable, busi?
ness-like statement. 4t
1> a rniji'vrrncj w, t, pii'/uornid,
j\ 1 VjIS l r> wiiMiiinui. 11. ti.
1 -lfl-i>i>u<> honli Iroe.
VCIFIC R. R.
nrTb. l-'il Alrl<">nurtl.Ur?ilni trnl Tltnbor
l.ftttclt Itnw i t.A11 l.i S'lttl.td. Mallltl I'llEI'.. Addntw
Will.. U. I.1U110US, !..?? l'n,t, I*. II. II., SI. I'?ul, Ulsa.
No, MM Klflli avenue, I'lltshurK, Pa, Qrn
hiini nnd I'ltmiiii nystoiini. PrlvillO and mull
Instructions, Mpoelal speeil el asses for all writ?
ers. Hood positions for coin pet mil. Hludenta.
Wnnt In learn nil nliout a
Horse! How to Plok Out a
Oood one 7 Know Imiaarfet
II.111? and mi i.nur.I iHulttNt
fraud ? Detect Illseaie sad
Kfferl S I'otu wben hi. Ii
possible / 'fell um asu by
the Teeth t Wlist 10 rail the Dlrfsrsnt Psru or ihv
A11in.nl ' How to Sims 11 Hoiss Properly' au ihl?
uml oilier V11 uiil.lu Information run i.n oitutinntl by
reading our lOU-l'Af.r. II,1. VSTIt ATI'.I?
iioiisi: hook, which wo wir. forward, post,
paid, uii receipt of only Uli cools in stumps.
BOOK PUB. HOUSE,
134 Leonard St., Now York City
Bp'Succesofully Proppcutos Claims.
? t.ulol'rliiflpi.n:?itinlniii I1H I'niotlori iViirrnti.
b :i> 11.111 Isjsl aar, Iflndjttdlentiug elaims, utty since.
arc compounded in accordance with a medical formula
known and admitted by all educated physicians to be the
oldest, most standard, most widely used, moM frequently
presi\.bed, nnd by far the most valuable of any that the
profession have yet discovered. In the Tahules the in?
gredients arc presented in 11 new form Ilia! is gaining favor
? all over the world and becoming the fashion with modern
physicians anil modem patients,
^r-^-r^ They are compact, easy to catry, easy to
KgggfiQ swallow, tasteless if taken according to directions,
^^^^^ nnd the dose is always accurate. Every one
enjoys the method and the result. They act
gently but promptly upon the kidneys, liver, stomach and intestines ; cleanse
the system effectually; dispel colds, headaches and fevers ; cure habitual consti?
pation, making enemas unnecessary. Arc acceptable to the stomach and truly
beneficial in effects.
A single Taiiui.e taken after the evening meal, or just before retiring,
or, better still, at the moment when the first indication is noted of an
approaching cold, headache, any symplom of indigestion or depression of
spirits, will, in a large majority of cases, remove the whole difficulty in an
hour, without the patient being conscious of any other than a slightly warming
effect, and that the expected illness failed to materialize or has disappeared.
The Tabules arc put 110 in small bottles, each containing six doses, the
whole easily carried in the vest pocket or portcinonnaie. Thtre is no fear of
spilling or spoiling anything with which they come in contact.
Sample Bottle, C dostt, - ? 16 conts. i Twelve Uottlcc. 'i grots, - - - SI.25
3lx [Jetties. ?s gross. * 76 cents.! Twenty-tour Dottlet (ono groll), ? $2.00
Those who buy a gross and divide with neighbors or friends reduce the cost
of the smallest package nearly one-half. The Tabules are not Injured by age.
Sent by mail on receipt of price?postage paid?or may be ordered through
the nearest druggist.
? P0R 5ALE BY - jgtM
RIPANS CHEMICAL COMPANY,
10 SPRUCE STREET, NEW YORK.