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anntrr w mow.
place don't asvTsTiaa, and the Ut-
afced hills, badgnaat; each omm
. W ln flu anit amf nriBClnC BOO. Oil
--. aa our footsteps press it
Tbe little wayside briar that reach
their dinging finger oat;
A lowly nest half hidden la the dusky
hedge God bless it!
lad all the common things that gird
the common day about.
There's one wide branching maple that
was tall when we were tending
The baby iambs beneath it In the years
of long ago.
There's one great shadowy oak that
stood, its friendly shelter lending
To onr parents, when they courted, its
tenting shade below.
The trees, the hills, the pasture, the
lanes we oft hare trodden.
Of ns they are a part, onr blood ha
caught a thrill from them.
We may walk to-day in purple, where
once we walked In hodden.
But the selrf-same soul is In us; we
are theirs in root and stem.
We lore them rery dearly, the old fa
In Heaven I think the road will wear
a look like ours at home;
The fields of living green recall the pleas
ant beckoning faces
- Of the meadow-lands that hold us fast,
how far soe'er we roam.
, Youth's Companion.
PERSONS who are naturally
bright and observant, and who
give their whole attention to some
particular pursuit or branch of busi
ness, often develop wonderful powers
of observation and memory. Thus with
the teacher whose life is given to the
mental growth of Innumerable pupils,
the physician with his recurring army
of patients, the successful merchant,
the commander of an army.
And so, in a way, was It with Brown,
room clerk of the Ridgewood. He had
accepted the position as a distinct rise
in his fortunes, and had taken to it a
naturally good memory and a genial
disposition. Guests came to look upon
him as a rather pleasant feature of the
house, and the proprietor realized that
to him was owing much of bis owu
growing reputation as host of a select
family hotel. Transients who stopped
for" a few days, and then went away
for years, came back to be surprised
and warmed by the cordial recognition
of Boom-clerk Brown. And not only
were they recognized, but their prefer
ences and peculiarities were remember
ed. This guest was assigned a sunny
room, and that a quiet one on the back,
and very likely at the end of a passage;
the man who loved checkers was unob
trusively made acquainted with others
of like tendency, and the golfers and
fishermen and confirmed tramplsts
were not forced to wait for slow cir
cumstances to bring them Into contact
with congenial associates, but were be
ing Introduced to them within an hour
or two after their arrival. And it was
-eU through the watchfulness, of Brown.
Hecker.-tbe misanthrope and wan
derer, who did nut have a tie In the
world, and who rarely remained at a
place more than a week at a time, was
one of these. He had once spent three
days at the Ridgewood, and ten years
later, happening to be crossing that
section of the country, had again gone
It was during the height of winter
travel, and as he stood behind the group
that was pushing eagerly forward to
register, he wondered If he would b
able to obtain accommodation.
But at that moment he caught a
glance from room-clerk Brown.cordlal,
reassuring; and a few moments later,
when he had edged his own way for
ward to the desk, he was accosted with:
"Glad to see you back, Mr. Hecker.
Your old room, 37, is all ready; and we
will have the evening papers sent up,
as usual. I suppose you will want a
carriage In the morning? Yes, well,
we will have It mood at the same hour,
and the same driver, too the one you
said knew how to keep still, you re
member? Ue is still driving."
Mr. Hecker actually smiled as he
went up to his room. He did not have
a home In the world, and scarcely a
friend; but this, he was pleased to
think, seemed very much like both.
He had come with the Intention of
staying two or three days, or perhaps
a week; but he bad no place planned
for the week following. So he spent
that at the Ridgewood, and the suc
ceeding week, and month, and then did
not go. Two years had slipped away,
and be was still In his old room, 37, tc
which the evening papers T7ere sent
up. as usual. And every pleasant morn
ing the same carriage and driver came
round at the same hour and took him
for a drive somewhere out Into th
Of course, Mr. Hecker was ratbei
an extreme case, and one to which th
proprietor was fond of alluding when
speaking of his room-clerk. Brown;
but there were others who came for a
day or week or month, and who linger
ed on indefinitely. In time the perma
nent and regular guests of the Ridge
wood became so numerous that tran
sients were often forced to seek accora
mediation elsewhere; and so the name ol
Room Clerk Brown went abroad.
One day, as Mr. necker was going
down a side street near the railroad
station, he saw the Ridgewood portei
grasping a shrinking figure whirl
seemed too frightened to protest oi
even to attempt escape. The portei
was hurrying him toward the hotel,
and nppeared to be both exultant and
angry. As they came opposite, Mr.
Hecker looked at the porter inquiringly-
"What's up?" he asked.
"It's a thief I've catched, sir," the
man explained; "he was stealing a ride
on the south-bound train, and the con
ductor put him off. I knew the fellow
soon's I set eyes on him. Stand up,
you?" to the prisoner, "don't go to fall
ing down now. Walt till you get Into
Jail for that. You see, sir, he came he:e
twelve years ago and said he lived ten
or tiftet'u miles back in the woods
Bomewhere, and that his children were
starving and he must have work. I
felt sorry for him, and went to Mr.
Brown, who got a Job for him as as
sistant porter. And, sir, would you be
lieve it," shaking the prisoner violently
and becoming red in the face as he d-d
"the villain worked just three hours,
isVn stole Mr. Brown's watch. He
term, wife was sick and needed
goes inujd that bis children wore
can flag ihtney always say that,
the governmcso obstinate that he
-ninistrativeandiP watch atr
outside the v
I borne, LI: J c:
pu -am la Jan fo , all the net cf
m.' v . iul m r ' . .
iu. um. trims:, MawmpawBs.-.
body but a foot Would ever amy a Cing
ake that Bntthea, to UtXrn ain't
over and abova sensible, as anybody
can' ae. f ' . - - L ' '.
"Perhaps y.jn have mads a mistake,"
suggested Mr. Hecker. mildly. He was
looking at the pitiful, shrinking figure
before him, and not at the porter. "You
know people often da It was twelve
years ago, yon say, and the man only
worked a few hours. Perhaps this la
not the one. He baa not acknowledged
It. baa be?"'
"Not be, sir; be ain't opened bis
mouth yet. Bat I know. He escaped
the Tory first night after stealing the
watch, and slipped np north some
where. We've beard of bis sending a
few dollars borne now and again. In a
roundabout way. I suppose he wanted
to see bis folks, and tried this way to
get to them. Maybe he didn't bare any
money. No, sir, there ain't any man
ner of doubt It's him. But If yon'd Uke
to feel sure, yon can come along with
me. Yon know, Mr. Brown's way; If
be saye it's him. It's him; and If be says
It ain't, why then I've been mistaken,
that's all.- I'm not putting my memory
up against Mr. Brown's and then. It
was Mr. Brown's watch."
Mr. Hecker looked at them and hesi
tated. He disliked to be mixed up in
anything of this sort But there was
something Irresistibly pitiful and ap
pealing about the prisoner, and be was
Interested In the room-clerk's memory;
so be turned and accompanied them.
Mr. Brown was behind his desk, but
looked up as they entered.
"Now yon Just go right np to him
and ask for a Job," whispered the por
ter hurriedly; "Mr. Hecker and I will
look the other way and pretend we're
got business of our own. Now do just
what I say!"
Obediently the prisoner shuffled for
ward. "Have ye got any work for me, sir?"
Not a muscle of Mr. Brown's face
"Well, no, I don't think we have any
thing Just now," he answered pleas
antly; "but let me see, though, can you
Slowly the wavering eyes were lift
ed to his face; but the man seemed
"Yea, sir; hit's what I've alters did,"
he answered mechanically; "I have
done lived " then be stopped sud
denly. "Well," reflectively, "we could use
about fifty cords of pine and oak wood
for our winter fireplaces. If you're
willing to do the work we'll pay you
"But look here, Mr. Brown I" ex
ploded the porter excitedly, "don't you
know that man? He's the fellow who
stole your watch twelve years ago."
The room-clerk's eyebrows rose a
"I don't think you were cut out for a
detective, Thomas," was all he said.
The porter stared and changed color.
"Then it ain't him after all," he ejacu
lated wonderlngly; "or or Mr. Brown's
falling off some. Oh, I I beg your
pardon, sir; I " and overwhelmed by
bis confusion and chagrin the porter
turned and rushed away.
Mr. Hecker rubbed his hands under
ttandingly. for the room-clerk had step
ped from behind his desk and whis
pered a few words to the shrinking
figure, at the same time slipping some
thing into his hand. Then he said aloud:
"There, now you run down home for
a few weeks and see your folks. When
you are ready to begin on the wood, let
pie know." ..
As the man shuffled out, Mr. Hecker
went forward to the desk.
"I would like to shake hands with
you, Sir. Brown." he said quietly; "and
at the same time express my opinion
that the porter was mistaken about
your falling off.' "Frank H. Sweet
As She Is SpoVe in Chin.
The Chinese, if they have mastered
(the mysteries of the laundry, have not
Vet surmounted the more serious diffi
culties presented by the English
toiigue. The following neat little cir
cu'ai has been sent round to prospec
tUe English customers In Hongkong
by a firm just starting business: "La
dies and Gentlemen: We, the washer of
every kind of clothes, blankets, and so
on; newly established the company and
engaged the business. Contrary to our
opposite company we will most cleanly
and carefully wash our customers with
possible cheap prices. With your
wages wo will work the business."
Umbrellas for Savagea.
Nearly twenty Englishmen are now
at work on seven umbrellas -for an
Ashantee chief and his faithful staff.
There Is nothing under the sun a chief
can wear, not even excepting a cast-otT
silk hat or a red-lined cavalry coat o
calculated to strike awe into the minds
of refractory natives and so Imbue
them with a spirit of obedience as a
"gingham." Traders, when they want
to obtain free access to the country of
one of the hostile tribes, make presents
of wornout clothing to the natives, or
even a "gamp" to a particularly obsti
nate and pugnacious chief.
A London syndicate of gold coast
traders has given the order and are
paying for the umbrellas In question,
which will lie given to bribe the vain,
dusky warriors. James Smith & Sons,
of Oxford street are making them at
35 for the large one and 20 each for
khe others. When finished the umbrel
5 as will be gorgeous beyond the dream
of the most Imaginative negro.
For the chief present will be nearly
fifteen feet across, quite a descent
sized tent In fact on state occasions
It will be so used. The handle will
then be stuck In the ground and six
slaves will act as the tent pegs. The
material from which it Is being made is
silk, and the colors are to be "red,
white and blue!" What will some of
our political stump orators say to this?
Round the edge wlU be a deep rich
fringe, and on the top an elaborately
chased cup surmounted by a British
For the staff the umbrellas will be
somewhat smaller and less majestic.
What rejoicings there will be In the
land when the carriers arrive with
those parasol-tentlike umbrellas; and
how pleased will the city men be with
the return for their good-natured and
thoughtful action! London Express.
"Got that" Job o' cards done fur J:..
Pillem? 'asked the Jayxille editor.
Yes, It's done," replied bis foreman,
"Joey made a leetle mistake a-settin'
It up. Mebbe doe'll kick, but I reckon
It ain't so fur wrong." y
"What Is itr t
"Joey made it 'Prescriptions Careful
ly Confounded.' " Philadelphia Presr
The man who wants to
can always find a way,
,aA tbo aaosvl bom
JtS ' it -
COLUMN OF PARTICULAR It.
TERCST TO THCO. ,
a tBilis; tfcat WU1 later thmjw
Qaalat ActlaasaasI Briar
All the children wers begging for a
rtory. Uncle Hal bad told so many
tales that there was scarcely a now
"I will tell yon a sad story about a
-at" bo said at last "It was a kitten
and It belonged to a little girl named
Rose. Now, this kitten was Mack and
bad long fur, bnt during the winter
t felt the cold, especially nights, sc
the kind cook used to tears the ore
Joor open and there It stent at
"On the oven door? asked Charlie
"Oh, no. In the oven, the lower
pven, where the wood was kept to dry.
The fires were out, and with the doors
open the oven was jusf comfortably
warm. Then In the early morning the
rook would call the kitten out and shot
jbe door before she started the fire.
"One morning she came down and
found the oven door sbnt She was
very busy and did not even think of
the kitten. Of course If the door had
een open she would bare remembered,
but she started the lire, and a good
bot fire It was. When Rose came down
ihe ran Into the kitchen and looked
" 'Where is Kitty?" she asked.
"The cook dropped a pan. "Goodness
rraclous.f she cried. She knew that the
beer she had drunk before going to
bed had made her bead a little mud
lied, and now she wished she had not
touched It, for then the oven door
would not be found shut She ran to
the stove, which was nearly red hot by
that time, and when she opened the
door and looked In, she found that the
poor, little kitten
"Was all burned up," cried May with
tears In her eyes.
"Oh. Uncle Hair exclaimed Charlie.
"The poor little thing!" walled Edna.
Uncle Hal looked gravely around the
circle of sorrowful faces.
"She found that the poor, little kit
ten." he repeated slowly, "hadn't slept
In the oven at all, for the door had
been shut all night. She was out In
the wood shed In a basket of chips."
"Oh!" cried all the children In cho
rus, and then they laughed together,
and Uncle Hal laughed with them.
Optimisaa v. Pesnlaalssa.
1. Two girls examined a bush. One
observed that It bad a rose, the other
that It had a thorn.
2. Two children were gathering flow
ers. One said that the flowers were
plentiful, the other that the sun was
3. Two friends were scaling the
Alps. One exclaimed at the grandeur
I f the scenery, the other at the steep-,
uess of the ascent
4. Two children looked through col
ored glasses. One said, "The world Is
right" the other said, "The world Is
5. Two people were out on the sea in
a boat One admired the beauty of the
waves, the other complained that they
rocked the boat
6. Two boys went out to fly a kite.
One thought the kite moulted finely,
the other grumbled that the string tan
gled. 7. Two people listened to the song of
a bird. One said. "How beautiful the
notes," the other said, "How short the
song." - -
8. Two maidens by a stream. One
aild, "How clear the water," the other,
How damp the ground." Fulton Snn.
New people movln' In right next door!
So now I won't fret and fuss no more.
For I can see just all they do.
An' maybe In summer hear 'em, tot)!
For we alius open winders wide
So's to set the air on ev'ry side.
Course therell be talkln' an' lots of noise.
That is, if the children's only boys.
Hope there is children, for. oh! dear me!
How tough an' miserable 'twould be
If only old folks should move in there!
Oh, I'd be so mad! Well, I don't care
They've a dog, I know, for I saw him
And I heard the woman call him Jim.
(I'd call him over here if I dared.
An' didn't suppose the woman cared).
There's a baby carriage, and that shows
That they have a baby, I suppose.
And' there's another one for a doll!
I'll bet there isn't a boy at all.
Oh, yes, there is, for there goes his wheel.
My, but I'm glad! I'd just like to squeal!
An' now I can see him ev'ry day
Mountin' his wheel snd rldin sway.
Maylbe he'll holler an' aay "Hullo!
Old fellow, look down an see me go."
He plays baseball, for there Is his bat
An' maybe he'll talk to me of that
An' tell me of the nines, their runs and
do hone he loves to talk of ball.
An' some day the dog will come In, too.
An' we can teach him a trick or two
To speak for his food or lie down dead,
lump through a hoop or stand on his
3nes 'twould take that boy a good long
To read all through the books In that
There goes his sled, an I s'pose he skates
An' cots pigeon wings an' figure eights.
There's a fishing rod, doubled np fine;
That box, I s'pose, holds his books aa'
Oh. there be comes! Aa' my! be can
Clear from the steps way down to the
His back Is straight as a soldier's gun
An' his big brown eyes are full of fua.
r wonder now If he'll notice me,
If I sit right here where be can see.
And kinder whistle soft and yet clear.
But loud enough so he'd have to hear.
He did! An' what d'ye s'pose be did?
Why, winked and hollered, "Hullo there,
Can you catch?" An' the first thing I
A big red apple came sailln' through
rhe winder, right square Into my lap.
An' he turned away, liftln' his cap.
So now I shan't fret an' fuss no more.
For now I've a neighbor boy next door.
An' I'm sure my back and ugly era tea
Won t bother me now t
p aa4 the flesn iww.
is - '
from cold or over exercise. It
I a snort tunc aim
Is applied. TbscBfe
Is prompt snd sure
"Hell do," said a gentleman, decisive
ly, speaking of an office boy who bad
been in bis employ but a single day.
"What makes you think so?"
"Because bo gives himself up so en
tirely to the task In band. I watched
blm while be swept the office, and al
though a procession, with three or four
brass bands in It went by the office
white be was at work, be paid no at
tention to It bnt swept on as If the
sweeping of that room was the only
thing of aay consequence on this earth
at that time. Then I set blm to ad
dressing some envelopes, and although
there were a lot of picture-papers and
other papers on the desk at which bo
tat be paid no attention at all to thorn,
but kept right on addressing those en
velopes until the last one of them was
done. He'U do, because bo Is thorough
and dead in earnest about everything."
Tou may be naturally a very smart
person; yon may be so gifted that you
can do almost anything; bnt all that
you do will lack perfection. If you do
not do it with all of your heart and
MARVELS OF MECHANISM.,
Automatons that Hare Excited th
Wonder of Karopeaa Travelers.
Some years ago a Jeweler of Bou
logne, France, constructed a wonder
ful automatic conjurer. This figure,
correctly dressed In black, performed
various sleight-of-hand tricks with re
markable dexterity, and when It was
applauded gracefully saluted the spec
tators to the right and left One of Its
tricks was the following: It struck a
table several times, and made an egg
come out of It It then blew upon the
latter, when out of It came a bird that
Dapped its wings and sang, and after
ward entered the egg again.
This, however, was nothing as com
pared with the automatic fly manufac
tured by John Miller and which flew
around the table during a dinner and
alighted upon the hand of its owner
and manufacturer, to the great aston
ishment of the guests.
Another wonderful piece of mechan
ism was a minute coach, to which were
harnessed several horses, and which
rolled over the table. Upon starting the
coachman cracked bis whip and the
horses began to prance, and then be
came quiet and started off on a trot
The coach stopped, and the lackey
jumped from his seat and. opening
the door, banded out a handsomely
dressed lady, who saluted and then re
entered the coach. The lackey closed
the door and jumped upon the box, the
whip snapped and the bones galloped
The famous mechanical flute player
was a life-long figure, standing by the
aide of a broken column, upon which it
slightly leaned. It was capable of
playing a dozen different airs with re
markable ease. To effect this result
there was a system of weights that
actuated a bellows placed In the Inte
rior of the automaton, and through an
Invisible tube forced air to the flute,
where it acted In the usual way upon
the stopple of the opening. In order
to obtain the modulations, and conse
quently a complete air, the fingers of
the automaton were movable and
closed the holes of the flute hermetic
ally when at rest The fingers were
moved by wires and cords that were
tautened and relaxed by the play of a
toothed cylinder. Cincinnati Enquirer.
THE KEITH THEATRES.
In Philadelphia, New York and Bos
ton, never experience such a thing ns
unprofitable business, but on the con
trary they are described In the lan
guage of the street as "regular mints."
Mr. Keith has not only been a pioneer
in purifying- vaudeville for his good
example has been generally followed
since it proved to be good policy but
he has wrought a revolution in the
vaudeville business, the intellectual
tone of this branch of amusements has
been elevated beyond what would
have been deemed possible in the days
of vapid vulgarity a dozen years ago.
The uniform excellence of Keith's
shows is too well recognized to need
mention. The best proof of public con
fidence is that the sale of admission
had to be stopped at times. The Bos
ton theatre, which Mr. Keith built a
few years ago, is one of tbe show
places of the town. Edward Everett
Hale was among those who wrote de
scribing Its beauty In enthusiastic
terms when it was opened. "The best
people" frequent Keith's theatres In
Philadelphia, Boston and New York,
and they went there a long time be
fore they ventured to sample the hos
pitality of other vaudeville bouses.
In the Philadelphia Press.
The Dos; Lang-bed.
The proprietor of a Third avenue
store owns a little black kitten that cul
tivates a habit of squatting on Its
haunches, like a bear or a kangaroo,
and then sparring with Its forepaw aa
If It bad taken lessons from a pugilist
A gentleman took Into tbe store the
other evening an enormous black dog,
half Newfoundland, half collie, fat
good-natured, and Intelligent The tiny
black kitten. Instead of bolting at once
for shelter, retreated a few paces, sat
erect on Its hind legs, and "put Its
fists" In an attitude of defiance. The
contrast In size between tbe two was
intensely amusing. It reminded one of
Jack tbe Giant Killer preparing to de
molish a giant
Slowly and without a sign of exclta
blllty tbe huge dog walked as far as his
chain would allow blm, and gazed In
tently at the kitten and Its odd posture
Then, as the comicality of the situation
struck blm, bo turned his head and
shoulders around to the spectators, and
If animal ever laughed In the world that
dog assuredly did so then and there.
He neither barked nor growled, but
Indulged In a low chuckle, while eyes
and mouth beamed with merriment
Coald Take a Jake,
Barber (absently) Shampoo, sir?
Customer (with shining bald pate
I Tied Up
si direct toa
rick A. Ta
14 with U
brial contest la
I mfmm Ana
a-.. xldlrectinc pow-
IUU ilk. the John
TL.i:: Imaker ssnato-
ira lour y
ham of the
in with ins
ted wltb bi
te rolf, forr-
yon know if
toral and sto;
I was given np to die with
quick consumption. I ran down
from 138 to 98 pounds. I raised
blood, and never expected to get
off my bed alive. I then read of
Avert Cherry Pectoral and began
its use. I commenced to Improve
at once. I am now back to my
old weight snd in the best of
. health." Chas. E. HAETMAlf,
Gibbstown, N.Y- March 3, 1899.
Yon can bow get Ajrefi
Cherry Pectoral in a 25 cent
size, just right for an ordinary
cold. Tie 50 cent size is bet
ter lor bronchitis, croup, wboop-ing-couga,
asthma, and the grip.
The dollar size is best to keep
on hand, and is most economical
for long-standing cases.
Arbor Day In Uruguay.
The Uruguayan government has very
wisely decreed a "holiday tor planting
trees" something after the style of
-arbor days" In the United States.
la Memory of Kiug Alfred.
The colossal memorial to King Alfred
the Great now In course of prepara
tion, which Is to be erected in Winches
ter. England, will probably be one of
the most remarkable pieces of sculpture
tn the kingdom.
Beet Sugar Industry of Germany.
The best lands of Germany are now
devoted to the culture of beet sugar,
the greater portion of which Is ex
ported. To Car. a Cold la On Day.
Tsk. I JliTJTS Rbomo QuncTKB Tablbts.
itiusslrw refund tb. ra ney If It falls locor.
E. W. Uaovsa aiwure Is oa saca box. xse
Life is not dated merely by yearf
Events are sometimes the best calen
dar. There are epochs In our exist
ence which cannot be ascertained by :
formal appeal to the registry.
BmImw Caaaat I
I.y local sppllootiom, as thsy mnnot reach th
tl-noawd portion ot ths ear. There is only on
u-Kjr to cure defnrM, and that Is by eonswto
Vonal mmedteii. D f imm is eaaMid by an -n
tWmed condition of tbe raucous linlngofth
Kostaehian Tubs. When this tab gats lr
ft med yon have s rumbling sound or impel
rcct hnarins. and wb.n it Is e tiraly .low
DMfaeas 1 th. nwult. and aniens the iuflan
nation can b. taken ont and this tab. r
-to red to Its normal condition, bearing: will b
destroy d for. ver. Nine eases out or ten sr
-UBM by catarrh, which is nothing bntan li
med t ondition of tb. muoous snrfsoea.
W. will give On. Hand ed Dollars for ai.
-.-is. of Deaf nes (canard by eatarrh) thate..
at b. cared by Hall's 1 atnrra are. Set
r. J. Cram A Gov, Tuiedo. 0.
Sold by Draarfnt. 74c
Hall's Family Plus aes th. taaas.
Write your name In kindness, lov
and mercy on the hearts of those wk
come in contract with you and you wi
never be forgotten. Good deeds wi
shine aa brightly on the earth as th
stars In heaven.
Throw physic to the dogs If you dor
want the dogs: but If you want good 1!
ceatlon chew Beeman'a Pepsin Gum.
How seemingly unattainable are th
heights of purity from the depths
Sweat and fruit acids will not
roods dyed with Pdtkajc Faosxa
bold by all druggists.
Nothing in the world Is more naught'
than a man of moderate capacity whet
once raised to power.
Mr. Wlnalov Soothing Syrnp for ehtMr
teething, softens the rnn reducing infla m n
iioa. allays pain, cures wind colic. 2ac. a no -
He who would not be frustrate C
his hope to write well hereafter it
laudable things ought himself to be r
H. H. Gaaaw's Soars, of Atlanta, Gs.. are th
only successful Dropsy Specialists in the worM
fee their liberal offer in advertisement in m
other column of this paper.
He Drank Alone.
In the early days of Ventura, Cal..
Dr. Bard established such a reputation
for willingness to fight that few pre
surued to provoke his anger. He wa.
once Informed that the lawyer be bat
engaged to represent him In a certain
case had sold out to the opposite side.
"I'll cut his heart out." said Bart
when the news came to him.
Shortly after that walking with ont
of his friends. Dr. Bard met tbe lawyei
on the street
"Come In and have a drink," said that
worthy, and the three men, entering th
barroom, ordered three glasses of whis
ky, which were put before them.
"Drink," said Dr. Bard to the lawyer.
"Not until you are ready," the lawyei
"No. not with me," said Bard; "you
"Not until you drink." Insisted th.
Dr. Bard's pistol was out In a mo
nient and pointed between tbe eyes of
the man who had betrayed blm.
"Drink !" said be In a voice of thun
der; "drink, I tell your
Tbe lawyer drank with avidity, and
when he was through Bard and his
friend threw their full glasses on the
"We don't drink with curs," said
they, and, turning their backs, walked
out of the room.
When a woman past rorty disappears
from sight for a few weeks. It la a a'.ga
she Is getting new teeth.
There Is such a thing as over caution
that excites suspicion.
Every mother of a spoiled child says
proudly, aa she "flxe" its clothes, If
a snadn I Isn't sstnllaoL" V
r w mm
soy ;c 01
-jTOiVrUinttM ;li beaL
ss Is not
what you have
Bt m what yon
It to little use
lending a band
on less you give a
No coin is cur
rent wltb God
private key to the King's
chamber. ; ,1
band cannot . grasp
God's hand. '
The warnibearted church never has
a cold band,
partisan knows onlj tbe
big "I" pla
: It la east
far to sow sin-seeds than
A picture-perfection In religion pro
It takes mote than high price to make
a thing highly precious.
If you lose' the habit of giving you
lose tbe happiness of living.
The only limit to God's gifts Is the
bag in which we fetch them.
People who clear away new paths
will be bruised by the thorns.
We may need many of life's hard
ships to cultivate homesickness.
God may break hard hearts, but Be
will never break Into wicked ones.
The rternetual protest of Christianity
is the only thing that saves this world
There Is no danger of conforming to
the world without when you
God is as much glorified when He
stoops to man as when men bend be
fore Him In worship.
VALUE OF FRUIT AS FOOD.
Not Vers- Nsarbhlas, Tfcoasrn Kaert-
Ins; a Bent tci. 1
.rnoHmentl of the Depu.i-
ment of Agriculture show that fruits
1- onr.tj.in remarkably little
.tuff that 1 convertible Into muscle iifj
blood. Bananas Sii pes have t
Der cent while apples, cherries, straw
berries, huckleberries, cranberries, lem
ons and- oranges are able to lay claim
to only 1 per cent this, too, when sains
and seeds are put aside. On this ac
count such articles of diet are obviouB
ly 111 adapted to sustain buman lire lor
any length of time, though they possess
great medicinal value and contriDute
much to health.
Fruits are, however, relatively rich
in sugar and starch, and hence are use
ful as fuel to keep the bodily machine
going. Bananas have 27 per cent of
these materials, grapes 21 per cent ap
ples 16 per cent cherries and cranber
ries 11 per cent oranges 9 per cent
lemons 8 per cent and strawberries T
per cent In this case, as before, ouly
the edible portions are considered
Blackberries and grapes have 2 per
cent of fat and the other fruits men
tloned contain 1 per cent Water mel
on pulp Is 92 per cent water, says the
Saturday Evening Post
Among vegetables lima beans have
the highest food value, containing 32
per cent of nutrients. Sweet potatoes'
come next, with 29 per cent, green pea
next with 22 per cent white potatoes
next with 21 per ceut and string beans
next with 13 per cent. Green sweet
corn has 19 per cent of nutrients, beetK
12 per cent, turnips 11 per cent, cab
bage, cauliflower and spinach . 8 per
cent turnips, eggplant and lettuce 7
per cent tomatoes and asparagus 0 per
cent and cucumbers 4 per cent. Dry
beans and rice are about the most econ
omical foods one can buy. containing
as they do 88 per cent of solid nutri
Fish has high food value In fact
is nearly as nutritious as chicken or
turkey. A pound of eggs, on the other
hand, yields only half as much nourish
ment as a pound of lean beef, notwith
standing a well-known popular theory.
Lay Influence In Methodism.
The general conference of the Wes
ley an Church In England has taken a
step in tbe same line as the general
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church In this country and taken it
so quietly that It received very lit tl?
notice. From tbe time In which a min
Isterial conference came into posses
slon of Wesley's autocracy the progres
give section of the laity have In vari
ous ways been contending for equality
In all matters not exclusively pas torn!
and also a share In tbe management of
the publishing. Tbe ministers have hoi '
flrmlv to their prerogative, but this
year they conceded full co-operation
the laity on both these long and bit
terly contended points.
A Good Shoe
Captain (to artilleryman) Do you see
that Chinese general there, about three
miles off? Let blm have one of those
eight-Inch shells In the eye.
artilleryman (equal to tbe situatlon)-
Aye, aye, air. Which eye, your honor?
New York World.
Tn Bast PraserlpUaa for Chills
v biu. Tom. It Is simply Iron and qninln. In
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our opinions, impulses, pursuits, avoid
ances, and. in brief, all that Is of our
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sea. after brat day's use of lr. Kline-. .
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t,r. . ;
wi, wa di area oc. fluu., r.
Happiness Is like a meteor. It blazes
and goes out and all is blacker than
before it came. People are often de
ceived as to their true interests.
Piao's Cure cannot be too hia-hl w,k. . .
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Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. a 1WXI.
Order Is the sanity of the mind the
health of the body, the peace of the
city, the security of the State. As the
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The ordinary every-dar Ife of most of our women is a
ceaseless treadmill of work, i
How much harder the cUfly tasks become when some
deraneement of the female igans makes every movement
oainful and keeps the nervou3system au unstrung I .
lOne day she is wretched ;jad utterly miserable ; m a day
or two she is better and laug9 at her fears, thinking there
is nothing much the. matter tfter all; but before night the
deadly backache reappears, t! ? limbs tremble, tee lips twitch
it seems as though all the imp9 of Satan were clutching
her vitals ; she goes to piece? and is flat on her back.
No woman- ought to ar jv9 at this terrible state of
misery, because these ayrHpfims are a sure forerunner of
womb troubles. Shenust remember that Lydia E. Pink
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IN ITS THROAT.
be Cuckoo Carries Its leu to Pioe
Other liird'a Meat.
Some recent observations by a urit
sh naturalist, if they are accurate,
hould do much to solve the qut-.-t.oD
iow the cuckoo deposits its-'ei,;:-' iu
ther birds' nests. 'rhe naturalist as
.Itting by the roadside wheu a cuckoo
it on a hedge at a short distance l.oui
jlm. Presently the bird flew across to
ihe opposite hedge. Immediately tue.e
vas uproar among the little birds and
ialf a dozen sparrows set upon tl;e:
lewcomor and drove It off. lu I1S
here was nothing unusual, as the -
iuary hard-working, conscient
jird has a natural antipathy to
After a brief struggle the i
.ew away, to return to the char
ae space of a few minutes. On it.-
ppearance the naturalist bad not
othing curious about the cuckoo,
ow he observed that Its nec
.vollen up in a strange mans
lough the bird had some larf j i-ljict
a its esophagus. This time the 0 iokl a
:iade for a different point In the fcetv.e
nd was not molested by the sparrows.
A pair of robins, however, bar; i Its
pproach, ;nd a fierce battle euriied.
'he robins hung on to their big i.'tver
ary with determination. The ...rwnt
as their chief point of attack. f.nd
'.ie cuckoo was once or twice so hrd
ressed that it opened 'its beak r nd
.quawked dismally. However, weii'at
old, and the cuckoo finally succeeded
a making its way into the hede. Here
t remained for a few moment ( Its
:il being visible to the observerf the
.hole time. '
After the bird had flown awav the
aturallst went over to the spot'j He
found a robin's nest containing nree
egss, one of which was that o' a
cuckoo. The egg was covered wth a
sticky substance like saliva. No in
stance of the .observation of a cfekoo
actually laying an egg Is recorded. This
bird's position was such that it could
not have been laying an egjf. 'Again
the fact that the bird squawked wht-a
hard pressed by the robins prove tnat
t was not carrying an egg In Its .south.
Finally there was the lump P" the
throat and the saliva on the egg. 'From
ill this the naturalist conclude that
the cuckoo Is In the habit of ('allow
ing Its egg as far as the np!r P"rt
of Its esophagus or somewh ,n uo
ame manner as some snakof lre fia'd
to do on the approach of dal ier- nd
disgorging It In the nest wl.l I has
chosen as the cradle of Its A rinK.
He Missed Her.
niieeiu wuicu naa a p;
weu as an . amusing side
have been made by an old XfW Hamp
shire man on the occasion tf hls sec
- "Neighbors," he said to
had witnessed the slmpk
"run all VnAn. . . , 1
a muvv. IUH (. UjlS
that's consented to marry
thing of a stranger In our
ie Is some-
I feel kind of Insufficient
a man, to make her acq
everyooay as qnlck aa I'
I'm a-golng to depend onlyou women
folks, be added, with a colliding; smile
at tne members of the are
per sex, "to
make her feel at home an1
,S ns, just
as my first wife would d
here to-day. I miss her
all the time, but more'n
f She Mak
mal on an
occasion like this!
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two months, th doctor gave me permission to go
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On, of Gilbert's Pnnjrencies.
W. S. Gilbert, the famous librettist
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