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doct6rs oFTiii Pata i jiionEE.
v J i. on of Nature's rreaks.. '
Ob, deep and learn-ed doctors, can you not
permit ns, pry,, , . . ,
To have old-fashioned ailmeuU in a good
The language you employ's designed to take
away one's breath;
Your terms are quite enough to frighten
timid folks to death. '
Our good old grandmas never dreamed of
dreadful things we see.
But pinned their blind and simple faith to
herb and bonest tea. ' ' '
They never knew that when their friends
from earth were called away -'Twas
all because of microbes and the dread
'Twas well they never ran acrous these later
fearful germs, ''. : .
Nor ever had to look upon these brand new-,
f angled terras, 4 u'- i ? .
A patieut those days never guessed of what
was just inside.
And that Li why nd.more of them turned up
p their tbei and died. ' '. , . .
But bef we realize that we are one great
1 seething niass ; . j
Of awful aniraalcula that scare us, till, alas,
The thought 14 fatal, and beneath . a cold,
t. wjiite stone we're lain, , . ,
With scores of others who died of microbes
of the bruin. Chicago Herald.
On tlio day of her marriage, the
East India girl In put Into1 a palan
quin, shut up tight, and curried to
her husband's house, . Hitherto she
has been the spoiled pet of her moth
er, now she Is to be the little slave of
her mother-in-law. upon wrjom she
is to wait, whose commands she is
implicitly to obey, and who teaches
her what she is to do to please' her
husband what dishes he likes best
and how to cook them.
If the mother-in-law is kind, she
will let the girl go home occasionally
to visit her mother. Of her husband
she sees little or nothing. She is of
no more necount to him than a little
eat or dog would be. There is sel
dom or never any love between
lliem, and, no matter how cruelly
nhe. may be treated, she can never
complain to her husband of anything
his mother may do, for he would
never take his wife's part.
Her hiisbind sends to her daily the
portion of food that is to be cooked
tor her, himself and the children
When it is prepared, she places it on
one large brass platter, and it is sent
to her husband's room. lie eats
what he wishes, and then the platter
is sent back with what is left for her
and herchildren. They sit together on
the ground and eat the remainder,
Having neitner Knives, forks, nor
hiie sue is young, sue is never
allowed to go anywhere. The little
girls are married as young as three
years ff age; and, should the boy to
whom such a child is married die
the next day, sh" is called a widow,
and is from henceforth doomed to
perpetual widowhood; she can never
marry again.! As a widow, she must
never wear any jewelry, never dress
her hair, never sleep on a bed noth
ing but a piece of matting spread on
the hard brick floor, and sometimes,
in fact,not even that between her and
the cold bricks; and, no matter how
cold the night might be, she must
have no other covering than the thin
garment she has worn in the day.
She must eat but one meal a day
and that of the coar-est kind of food
and once in two weeks she must fast
twenty-four hours: then not a bit of
Tood nor a drop of water or medicine
must pass her lips, not even if she
were dyiug. She must never sit
down nor speak in the presence of
her mother-in-law, unless command
ed to do so. Her food must be cook
ed and eaten apart from the other
women's. She is a disgraced and
degraded woman. She may never
even look on at any of the marriage
ceremonies and festivals. It wouh
bean evil omen for her to do so.
She may have been a high-caste
Urahminic woman, but on her be
coming a widow, any, even the low
est servants may order her to do
what they do not like to do. No
woman in the house must even
speak one word of love or pity to
her, for it is supposed that if a wo
man shows the slightest commisera
tion to a widow she will immediately
become a widow herself.
One of the most curious characters
in all Maine is a man of the namo of
George Mclntire, who is 'a .monoma
niac on the subjects of mathematics
and poetry a uniqne combination
of hobbies, by the way, that is proba
bly without a parallel in the history
of this, if not of all other countries.
Mclntire's abnormal appetite for al
gebraic , problems, trignomctry,
logarithms and the like is equalled
only by his fondness for. poetics, and
his remarkable propensities for, these
has gained for him a more than local
reputation. Over sixty years of age
he has led an existence that has been
precarious to say the least. His hat
Ural apitude for,, and proficiency in,
the branches mentioned, has never so
much as obtained for him the price
of a single meal! He ljes in it', mis
erable garret In tho poorest quarter
of Blddeford, and subsists upon the
scraps , given him by charitable
friends. No problem Jn the higher
mathematics Is too joltruse jfor ,his
solving, nor any j poenV of note too
lengthy for his' remembrance.1 He
has put to read a poem once to recite
it verbatim, which he is prepared to
do at any future time. From the writ
ings of Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden,
Pope, Scott, Byron, and most of our
prominent American writers of verse,
le recites at random, nor, is he a
recitation ist only, tor he turns a
rhyme himself with dainty neatness,
which, he invariabty destroys, dis'
daining to.sell the products of his
muse for publication, preferring it
appears to be supported by charity or
starve. He is in verity one of nature's
nteresting freaks. '
The Best Result.
Every ingredient employed in pro
ducing Hood's Sarsaparilla is strictly
Hire, ana is me dcsc oi us Kind it is
possible to buy. All the roots auci
berbs are carefully sellected, person
ally examined, and only the best re
t uned. So that from the time of pur
chase until Hood's Sarsaparilla is pn
pired, everything is carefully
watched with a view to attaining th
be.st result. Why don't you try it
An investigation of the Mississipi
State Treasurers' oftiee has revealed a
deficit of$ ;i.".,0!io.
There is a caso of scrofuly here
hat has mended very fust under the
treatment of Bull's Sarsaparilla, af
ter all other treatment failed to do
the man any good. I also know of a
case of piles that Bull's Sarsaparilla
cured. In cases of whites and womb
diseases it has proven itself the best
medicine to give quick relief. John
J. Cooke, M. Z)., Mt. Verwon, Ltd.
To Keep from Drowning .
A Bluff-Mannered but philosophi
cal old sea captain patrooied the Bat
tery Park a short time ago, and dis
coursed on the familliar but always
interesting topic of the sea and sail
ors to a young man who bore him
company. Said the old captain in
speaking of death by drowning
"Everybody should learn how to
swim, although I will admit that
this knowledge is not absolutely nec
essary for safety if the person in dan
ger of drowning will only under
stand, and beleive, In the bouyant
power oi water. Hundreds or peo
ple have gone to the bottom of the
ocean in a vain endeavor to climb
upon the small objects which floated
near them in the water, when if they
had but trusted the water to support
the greater proportion of the weight
of their bodies, disaster would not'
have come to them at the time it
did. It is only necessary to keep the
head above the water's surface, and
to do this one need only lay a hand
upon nny floating object that will
sustain a pound's weight. With the
right hand upon a piece of spar, a
board or a small box, one can float
upon the back and keep the head
above water for many hours, whereas
the most expert swimmer in the
world, who did not understand the
bouyaucy of water, would become
exausted after a short time and jer
ish in attempting to sustain his full
weight by climbing upon an object
too small to bear his weight. All
this Is very trite to those who follow
the sea, but there are few landsmen
who are aware that the method I
speak of i3 one of the most effective
as well as the simplest way of saving
oneself from drowning, even though
one can't swim a stroke." This in
formation imparted by the old sea
captain would not prove altogether
valueless if acted upon in cases of ex
T. II. EASTWOOD, '
WM. EASTWOOD,"' M
-Manufacturers of The Giant Gane Hills
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FURNACE GRATE BARS, STOVES, DOG IRONS;'
; . HOLLOW WARE, VENTILATORS,-;
'"Braoa Goods, Plow Ropairs, Etc.
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AND MILL SUPPLIES IN GENERAL.
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The Confederals Dead.
Murfreesboro Home Journal.
When this year shall have , rolled
by the Confederate dead of, Ruther
ford Co., will repose in Evergreen
Cemetery in this city, where, it is
hoped, these dead soldiers will have
the proper care and attention shown
that has long been denied them.
Palmer's Bivouac have determined
upon the removal at once of what
remains of the soldiers buried in the
confederate cemetery, one mile
south of town, and to inter them in
Evergreen Cemetery, in the portion
of the Cemetery adjoining the Hall's
Hill pike. The committee to re
move the dead will award the con
tract Bwn, and work will be com
menced and finished as soon as pos
sible. It is thought that the sale of
the lot where the Cemetery is now
located will about cover the cost of
"Itissafe." All those who have
the future happiness of children at
stake, should know that Dr. Bull's
Baby Syrup contains nothing injurious.
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DEALER IN-r-- i. .
STOVES, TINWARE and HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,?!
" : MANUFACTURER OF ,
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TIN, SHEET IRON 'and COPPER TOE.
Special Attention Given to G'rittcring,Bopnng, 'ite'lre.
Injury to Neighbors'Water.
Where one stores oil on his premN
sos in such a way that the leaking oil
penetrates the ground, and thus pbN
lutes his neighbor's spring, he is lia
ble to his neighbor for the injury
that results, although he may have
been ignorant of the fact that the oil
was affecting the water of his neigh
bor's spring, according to the decis
ion of the Kentucky Court of Appeal
in the case of Kinnard r. Standard
Oil Company. The court held that
while the owner of the land may ap
propriate to Ins own use hidden or
undefined veins of watei under his
soil, and thus. cut off the supply of
water from a neighbor's wcli or
spring, he has no right to contanini
nato the water o as to render it un
healthy or unfit for use when it
craclies his neighbor's land.
The mighty MissisippI is again
threatening to burst the frail barriers
errected against its swoolen tide nnd
sw eep through streets and planta
tions on a career of destruction, fn
spite of the fact that the levees are in
unusually good condition, they are
yielding to the terrible pressure of
the flood, and immense volumes of
water are rushing through and inun
dating the surrounding country.
There is a constant, tnever ending
and, it seems, never-to-be ended
struggle bet w wen the river and the
people who live upon its banks.
Every pitched battle seems to show
an increasing power and aggressive
ness on the part of the river, and a
decreasing power of resistance on the
part of those who live within its do
minion. The control ot such a vast
and unruly stream by the levee sys
tem seems to be doomed to end in
disastrous failure. At New Orleans
the situation is one of the utmost
gravity. The river has been raised
above its natural level and is now
higher than the streets of the city or
the surface of the adjacent country ;
and while the banks are being raised
higher, the bed of the Rtream is be
ing constantly raised year by year.
There must be a limit to the powers
of resistance, and when it is reached
the frail obstructions will be swept
away and the Mississippi will select
anew channel over the ruined
homes and plantations of those who
are now battling against its cruel dominion.
Rich, Bed Blood.
With rich, red blood coursing
through the veins and the heart's ac
tion never obstructed by a single par
ticle of blood poison or impurity,
mankind ought to live out their
full allotted time in ease, in comfort
and in perfect health. Old mother
earth has furnished herbs of healing
and strengthening virtue that won
derfully assist nature in keeping the
blood pure and clean. Science re
vealed these herbs to that eminent
physician Dr. John Bull, of Louis
ville, Ky., and they are hapily blen
ded in his meritorious compound
called Dr. John Bull's Sarsaparilla.
Syphilis and scrofula yielding readi
ly to its magic influence, and other
symptons of impure blood, such as
pimples, sores, aches, pains, indiges
tion, weak kidneys, etc., vanish like
is snow bee the noon day sun. It
ly the onfor compound that is abso
lutely safe to use in cases of bad
blood. It never leaves any nnpleas
ant afterfects, and it stimulates the
whole system beginning with the
vi ry first dose taken.
. ! it rn
. t)tnr'at M?V.'lfi
East Main Street,
My Meat Stall will be supplied at a
xeasons with the best'and fattest
BEEF, PORK, 'AND JUTTOtf
To be found in the country: ' '
' Cash paid for Cattle.
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