The Banner-Democrat. "'U4
Published Every Saturdal . lieve t)
LAKE PROVIDENCE, LOUISI ANA. this mo
I will ii
A RAG SONG. Sloane.
What Is it that the old bells say, "The
Jingtag, jangling all the day? if
Aeseh backward and forwarw "a.
and clanging its "Ra I-old rags! said the
to rages black rags! red and blue; The a
. hite is best, but the rest will do." "If t
'They've been up since the small o'clocks would
Ringing their sing-song blocks and bloks. drive tl
Now they are tire -their cross-rope sags; Gil; b
Yet they must rattle their 'Rags!--old rags Neithe.
I Whitterags! black ragls red and blue!
" Sell us some, we beg of you." on
Every day it is just the same.as I
Rag-man's weary, and horse is lame;
Cart is feeble but onward drag, aki
Makhng the bells clash: "Rae!--old rats stand c
Wash and boll and steam and stew; Mean
Press to pulp the motley crew." picket,
Raindrops patter, sunbeams gance, home 1
Still hes sing as they dangling danee: darted
t. LEutets and boxes, buttons and bags!
ill of th made out of rags-old rags san
PleaS believe us, 'tis our due, Jack,v
Since the truth vwe're telling you." had
What is it that tbs old bells ring, camps
Jigg, jangling as they swing? lurch i
u Cheer up, white-souls, black-souis, frS for th
Heasrs can be eleansed as are rags-r ' ship.
Evary one be fashioned new IoW
Into something good and true." going
-Julie M. Lippmian, in Youth's Compialou sad ht
IN THE BIG ELM. struck
The Unpleasant Truths a Boy "Ble
Heard of HimseL: Gil,
,r NE summer, not
ago, nearly ev- the h
ry boy in the to
H /Band Haven
seized with the
ambition to as
make a collec- Bu
tion of birds' to
eggs. the 9
Thera.4v re night
Kennedy and tetb
" t . . whose zeal ftr
thi brnch 09
• 2 -them bat little
time or thought for the pursauit f any
other science. Jack was an. expert t
fading nests, but Gil could ouattliimb I
him; in fact Gil was beyond q I te
the best climber In Sand Haven,
with a view to equalizing tb
; ºad entered into a ptas s . l
ehids articles of agreement being
they were never to take more than over
two eggs from one nest, and tibt to i
they were to "go halves" on
ll their "finds." So eacb was bad,
inhonor bound to tell the other like
t whenever a new nest was disoevered; ama
and one morning while the roll was be- thou
ing called Jack telegraphed 4b Gil moe
across the aisle that he had some good T
'What is it?" asked Gil. But Jack
bhookp"i head; it was against the rule ga
to "communicate" after roll-call, and the
Jack seldom broke the rule except had
when he forgot. **D
The moment, however, that the Ba
adholars were let out for recess, the at
two boys had their heads together. in
"It's a fire-hang-bird's a.st'in the big w
elm in front of Prof. Sloane'agate,"said be
Jack, excitedly. n
"Whew!" whistled Gil. "that'd be Ax
something worth climbing 9#r." we
"Yes, and we must manage to get it
before the rest of the fellwa find out th
about it," said Jack. "The tbrable is bi
that being right there by (he gate, me
there's most always somebody around." be
"I'll tell you what," said Gil, "we'll
go to-night, just between daylight and m
dark, while the folks are at supper."
Jack agreed to this, and about sundown di
the two boys might have been seen, hi
had anyone been on the lookAt,, p
crouching behind the high board fence
on the north side of Prot Sloane's gar
dea watching their opportunity to
climb the big elm.
"It's still as a churchyard," said Gil
t last, cautiously raising his nesd.
just a minute" said Jack, and
S tj as small as possible, he
crept alonag2.a shadow of the fence
tillbe came Wln,.ae of t'Ct"inig
room window. ..
"Now's our chance," he w ered,'
hurrying back. "They're ahlle -a'
supper table, and look as if they were
having a regular good time. You go
up, Gil, and I'll stand guard." "l
The elm was tall ad straight,
towering over the gateway like a giant
sentinel, but Gil had no trouble in
N nbing it, and though 4. neat was
otb of the highest branches, he
soon i eggs safe in his cap
about to deeon. th,
nt . a _~ . .... B ym h
them eame the professor, carryig an
armful of camp-chairs.
Gil drew back in dismay, for the
house stood scarcely treaty feet from
the gate, and besides, Prof. Sloane was
the principal of the high school,*and
Oil knew only too well that he was
already in disgrace with him.
"But they won't be likely to stay
there hung," he thought, at the same
time congratulating himself that t,
heavy leafage furnished o good o
ampen, "they'll find it too cool."
The family, however, seemed t(ohave
no disposition to go nladoors.
"How pleasant it is out here," re
marked Aunt Betsy, taking her knit
ting from the bag that hung at her
"It's delightful," said Mrs. Sloane,
leaning back in he.r chair with such an
i a et comfort that oor OGil, wedged in
44 o the elm, coeld not help
.mrj'iu.se. "It's a still and shady:
Lama tom thie .ltm' more leaty
Seam -eebIS 1w' Al * t.4,1**
fog up admiringly at the spreading wSoe
,O1: mamma!" cried Madge, "1 do be- heard a
lieve there's an oriole's nest in that branche
tree. I saw an oriole flying in and out tVery
this morning." stiffly."
"I hope none of those wretched boys it what
will find it if there is,' said Mrs. boy. Ca
Sloane. "It's shameful the way they She h
are robbing the nests."
"They'd better keep off these prem- Miss Pa
rises if they don't want to be arrested," evieti
said the professor, savagely. boy.
'The situation was growing oritiWl. "A s
"If only a swarm of "Thes
would come up from the had "The
drive them into the house!" ed true," a
Gil; but not a hum was to be ead. on reac
Neither bud he anything to hope from the eral
the coming on of pight, for a full moon, on het
high in the east, Jf3 opposite the elm. Aunt B
was t growing stedlily brighter and ade e
making every feature of the landscape over a nt
stand out with frightful clearness. try any r
Meanwhile Jack, tired of acting as
picket, had deserted his post and gone 3.iss
home to supper. Gil saw him as he slipped
darted from his covert, and hja heart ~ d
sank within him. The knowledge that be bad
Jackwas crouching behind the fence And
had given him a comforting sense of Gil, to
companionship, and to be left in the ing in
lurch in this way completely shattered int
for the time his faith in Jack's friend- y
Hlow much longer were those people WE
going to sit there, be wondered, as stiff
sad hungry he peered down at the cozy How 1
group on the veranda. The town clock In a
struck eight liame
"Suppose we go I aad have some in mea
music," said Madge, presently. block
"Bless her little heart!" ejaculated block
Gil, under is breath; but just then caref,
there was a lick of the gate latch, and inum
Oil, to his horror, saw Miss Martha is inc
Parks, from across the way, walk in. wlid
: Now Miss Parts was the assistant In solides
the high seboo,aad Gil bad good reason Mores
n to suspect that she had come to report pMore
him to the prisasor, for scarcely a day ped I
passed that he did ra t try her patience smlic
almost beyond eaduranee. MTh
But Miss Parsabowed no disposition stand
to discuss ool airs. She talked ofs he s
the fine weather and the moonlight longh
e nights sad seemed to forget for the long
Stime that she had anything to do with othit
d teaching. But justa Gil was beginning The
heart the professor startled him pon
"What have yea decided to do with side,
ft thayoung reprobate. Miss Parks? wort
"e "ho--_Gi? GilO CrWpte?" said ke.
MIms Parks slowly. "1elly, professor, Th
I don't know what t a o with him. IHe wall
ab is a sad trial to m I mst confess. Still twe
I should be aorry to have to resort to. stan
"Just as you please," said the profes
,in his ecrt way. "You have the
Sardest part of it, but if he doesn't turn
an over a new leal soon he may know what
at to expect."
S"'O 1 don't believe Gil means to be
as bad, papa" said Madge, eagerly. "I
ber like Gil; he's so generous, and he
ad, smart, too. He can do every one of
be- those examples in interest, and that'
Gil more than I can do."
nod The professor smiled. Madge wash'
ek "I'm glad there's some one to say
ale good word for the young sca np," he
said, pulling her curl pa
"I wonder if I am a scamp," said Gil clos
to himself. "I'm afraid Miss Parks It
thinks I am, for some way or other I'm of
always getting into scrapes. But time
Miss Parks, with-her low clear voice, dail
arrested this soliloquy. ard
"No," she was saying; "no, I don't par
think Gilbert means to be bad. It's so
chiefly thoughtlessness and excess of hue
animal spirits. Very likely it is partly the
my fault, for I'm afraid I don't under- tho
stand boys very well. But if you will wel
give him a fortnight's grace, perhaps I det
can and some way to reach him. I A
think it would break his mother's heart elo
Sto have him expelled."
S"Fm not going to be expelled," said
the boy to himself, "not if I can have a s
fortnight to redeem my character in."
And in his sudden penitence he slipped I
and the eggs back into the nest and was ml
ept half persuaded to slide down the tree inp
and throw himself at Miss Parks' feet. jue
the But at that moment Mrs. Sloane made the
the a break in the conversation by excus- cal
ing herself and Madge, sasing that it on
bii was Madge's bedtime. The mention of ga
said bedtime recalled Gil to the conscious- pu
ness that he had not had his supper.
be Andthen he wondered if elm le res
were good to eat. sa
at it "A fellow ought always to put some
I out thing in his pocket when he goes aRter as
le is birds' eggs." he saidto himself. "I hope hi
gate, mother has a bushel or two of cookies he
ad." baked up."
we'll The prospect began to look a little
and more encouraging.
"" At last!" he ejacnlated, with a long- m
down drawn breath, as the professor followed
sen, his wife and Madge, "and now Missa
k it, Parks will be likely to start."
fence But Aunt Betsy had heard that after
gar- noon that one of
y to " 'h / Miss Parks' nieces al
was to be married al
d Gil 4t soon, and, finding l
le, he (.
ble in herself alone with '
stwa Miss Parkssbe imn '
es be proved the oppor
e tnal to ask all
S 5LIPP'rD THIE tOts BAC IN LTO
the partIalars concerning thesent
The towucloek strauck nine, and still
for the the talk went on.
t from "What a tongue she has!" growled
M e WU Ii.. But at the end of another half
ool,'ahd her Aunat Betsy stopped her questios
re was and permitted her guest to go.
At this Gil began to stretch his
to stay cramped limbs. But Aunt Betsy still
hat t' " deelare it is too pleasant to go in,"
od she sighed, looking meditatively at the
Wohave Gil was by this time fairly desperate.
There was no danger that Aunt Betsy,
ar," re- with her failing sight, would recognism
er knit- him, and pqlliung is cap over his Lore
at her head, he boldly elg .o the gromnd. But
Aunt Beta.y'. hdpgg wavs still good,
Slo ane, sad, startled h anddea commotica
su an the braches ee ned, shriekig,
d Id in into the hose.. ]
ao c help "Probablg-it wss a tat," athe
I shady: profase, oeoa' to the doore -
re leafy pealed by Ani$ 31 i4F Md aInt Me
all k' "RthSr qta? o. r .t wI,"
gl"pa ' thought once or tee FAF
when we were sitting here that 1
heard a sort of Autterhug in the
branches." E F
"Very well," replied Aunt Betsy, the Tr
stiffly. "you and the professor can cull
it what you like, but I know it, wa a Ergot
boy. Cats and owls don't wear bootA" wild ry
She hurried across the street before geat
breakfast the next morning to tell animal
Miss Parks about it, and reiterated her spores
unviction that the apparition was a carried
"As if I couldn't tell s boy frors velopm
ebt!" she said, with a scornful sniff. contace
"They are not very uech alike, that's newly
true," answered Miss' Parks; snd when the en(
on reaching the school-room she read origins
the eramped litt'e note that she found which
on het desk she was convinced that falling
Aunt Betsy was right again
'Dear Teacher," ran the note. "I know I're
made you lots of trouble, but I'm going to turn get
over a new leaf. Please forgive me, and don't eased
try any new meaures just yet growt
"Yours with regret, seed a
"GILasar CRAMPT " is the
Miss Parks wiped a tear away as she which
slipped the bit of paper into her pocket. autun
"I was sure that he did not mtean to germi
be bad," she repeated to herself. sends
And her faith had its reward. But
Gil, to Jack's disgust, after that even- spore
ing in the big elm, seemed to lose all Thet
interest in the search for birds' eggs.-- on dif
Mary B. Sleight, in Christian at Work. anim
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. fllusti
flow the English Standards Are Kept
In a wall in the British house of par
liament are buried, or rather enveloped
in masonry, a solid bar of bronze and a
d block of platinum. Both are packed
n carefully in cases, but the block of plat
d inum is guarded with especial care. It
is inclosed in a case of silver gilt,
which is itself inclosed in a case of
In solid bronze. Outside of this are other
Sases of mahogany, lead and oak.
r Moreover, the platinum block is wrap
ped in silver paper which contains no
me silica, to protect it from any sort of de
These two articles are the English
of standards of weights and measures.
The bronze bar is thirty-eight inches
he long and one inch square in section,
th thirty-six inches having been marked
off on it.
The platinum block weigh; exactly a
nn pound. Though its dinrisions are
scarcely more than an ineb on either 1. Or
side, the metal which it contal a is
worth two hundred dollars in the mar- 4, of
or, These standards are taken out of the ro
Ile wall of the houses of parliament every resu
till twenty years by the warden of the dise
to standards in the presence of the presi- skin
i en app
io t It '
hee I ithe
cil closed up mo
rks In April last wall of the houses an
I'm of parliament was opened for the first the
But time in t years, and the compar- Af
lon made g th the official standard in tre
ice, daily use. All who touched the stand- sig
ards wore clean white gloves. The com- en,
on't parisona were made by means of a test po
It's so minute that a variation of one one
of hundred-thousandth part of an inch in ke
rtly the length of a yard, or of one ten- w
de- thousandth part of a grain in the pe
will weight of the pound, could have been foi
ps I detected. No change was discovered. ge
L I After the test the masons again Ju
hart closed the wall. - Youth's Companion.
aid NO BUNDLES ADMITTED.t
Me a Senators Are Fearful of Encountering
In." Dynamite Cranks.
ped Recently 1 started for home with a it
was minute parcel under my arm contain- .o
tree ing a gossamr flannel shirt that I had
feet. just purchased wherewith to mitigate n
nade the ferors of summer time. At the gi
cs- ca pitol I paused to see what was going ,
at it on, and as J .' pped into the senate hi
o of gallery the doorkeeper said: "Here! w
tons- put down that bandle!" is
ppr. "What for?" I asked.
es "No bundiles allowed in here," he e
nome- I inquired by whose order such trifles ,,
atter as my gauly environment were pro- o
hope hibited. "Serfgentat-Arms Valentine." i
Okies he answered. I went out of that door d
and into the next.
little "Stop there! Come out of that!" ex
claimed the lively doorkeeper, sorting t
long- me from a crowd making its way in. j
wed "You, too!" he said to a youth who had h
Miss a small handbag. "No bags or bundles J
can go inside." s
fter- "Why not?" I asked.
*e of "You might blow up the whole sen
iieces ate!" he replied. with an expression of ,
uriend alarm on his face. "After that anar
wdig chistthrew the dynamite at Russell
fiSag and old Vanderbilt, an order was
given that nothing that could hold
dynamite should be let in here. You
must ilay it down in the hall."
I expressed to the old soldier a doubt
of the wisdom of such an order.
"Why, you see yourself.t" he urged.
opening the suor and waving his hand
Swithin, "thrat a dynamite end could
aingd a handba or a bundle there and
kill half a do&e senators. lie cldn't
Aing it ho arw without killing a
"But you don't examine skirts or coat,
pockets," I suggested, "or even cloaks
- overcoats; 'aybody could carry
dtasante In there if he wanted to.
__ And how abeet pistols?"
Then I walked over to the house
gallery _ad wentin.
eabt- '' my parcel?" I asked
rd still ~ italy!" he exclaimed in
rowles __ **Wby can't y6a?,'
e lh l tor e mseat within asv
her half ahao Len'e hunadred members.
cch his Tow Marr ae
"a still Two ladies stop at a frkit stand
ow Cortlaadt street th porchase some
o gion strawber#rie
at the "Are al those berries islrge ad
ripe as the enes an top?" k4ced the el
erate. derly lady, sugdacleasly.
IBtey, Th vesradter es~tei
tognia "The bot will coast poe twoe -tse
hs taeents, msaam," he reliMdL, f *"
d. but I am obliged to saswer that quaesttes
r good, 'T ve centsbl" exclaimed tbs
umoom two i cab s. "Why, it iseard
Iiek eg, ed at f eta What do you uean
by elht eat,-4ve enets?
the tr' l the berries, a,
- a t e or the lie-ftseen
asnts n ro yaesttieqiis
FARM AND GARDEN. A
ERGOT. AND ERGOTISM. a
the Terrible Disease Prodneed by ranSg
-popular Remedies, the o
Ergot affecting forage crops such as Middle
wild rye, red top, timothy, etc., causing with i
great distress at times among farm of July
animals, begins by the germination of On tb
spores of a fungus, which have been sad Sir
carried by wind, or other means, to the amidst
flowers of grasses favorable to their de- listing
velopment. These spores germinate in eliver
contact with the rater surface of the asion,
newly-forming see penetrate and in renders
the end displace th preserving the he o
original form, and la r bearing spores erec
which perform the o ce of seeds, and great I
falling to the groun. upon dowers, oifc
again germinate an roduce the fnn
gus. Therefore, ergot is not a dis- lthe
eased seed, but is entirely a fungus Onthe
growth, developing below the young natura
seed and preventing its formation. It A co
is the dormant form of the fungus, have l
which remaining in this condition until Washi
autumn, or more usually until spring, Clevel
germinates in the damp ground and fame.
sends up a growth which produces non-pi
spores that fall on flowers of the ron
grasses and thus completes the cycle night
The fungus has a different appearance and be
on different grasses, but the results from of th
animals eating it are the same. In the which
illustration, 1 is a head of orchard assi
grass, 2, of timothy, 3, of wild rye, and dte
t- 1 1 pectse
of will 1
er ors ai
s I of a r
sh will 1
s . of th
n 3 All
ed is ch
ELnGOT ON GRAsSES.
er 1. Orchard Grass Timothy. & Wild Ry.
is Re Tei
ar- 4, of red top, each of which is affected bow
by ergot as is shown by the black $e_
be growths where seeds ought to be. The him
cr1 results of feeding hay affected by ergot ama
the disease are frequently disastrous. The .
si- skin of the animal becomes red and p
itching in spots, the hair falls off and
repulsive sores appear. In cattle,ha to
and sheep, the sores more commonly It's
appear on the legs and feet. The N
ankles swell, suppurate, the bones be
come diseased, and finally the lower ma
joints drop off. This continues until a
the animal is destroyed, affecting first
one, and then by degrees all the limbs.
It is a terrible disease, and has been
known in the old world for several cen
Of the multitude of remedies tried,
'nly two have proved of any value: 1. X.E
Poultices of soap, rye-meal and salt to ee
the legs and feet. 2. A wash of beef
brine, composed of saltpetre and com- yi
mon salt applied several times a day, oI
uses and afterward washing and rubbing -
first the feet with bittersweet ointment. Yet
par- After the disease is well advanced, at
d in treatment is useless. When tie first al
and- signs of the disorder appear, make an bhe
:om- entire change of food, feeding that of fse
test pod quality, nutritions and free from life
one- ergot. Administer a dose of physic, ide
Sin keep animals warm and giveplenty of F
ten- water. Ergotism will probably not ap
the pear if the hay is cut before the seeds
been formed. Green cut hay is easily di- tc
ed.L gestible and readily eaten.-Orange eo
gain Judd Farmer.
TESTING THE COWS. pit
Use Bcales and a Slate sad Acetal
ering Their Prodaetivenese E
D. W. Willson writes to the Orange 27
Ith a Judd Farmer: In conversation with w
tain- some farmers about weeding out their
I had poor cows, it was salggsted that a in
gate record of their yield should be kept for r
t the guidance and information. All ad
moing mitted the value of it, but none of them
enate had done it, the excuse being that it
liere! was too much trouble. That seems to
be the bugbear with all dairymcn.
"too mulch work." They say we have
" he enough to do now, getting up at four
o'clock and working until seven or
rifes eight every day, without undertaking '
pro- anything more. There is some reason
ine." in this, but is the labor intelligently
door done? The ordinary dairyman at all
seasons can easily find time to test at
!" ex- least a portion of his cows to determine
orting their" ability to pay for their food. It
y in, is easy to have a spring scale and slate
o had hanging in a convenient place in the
ndles stable, where it is but a moment' g
work to record each milking. Oncea
started the interest will soon develop,
e sen- and milking without weighing milk ,
ion of will not be thought of. Try it, dairy
anar- farmers, and see if it "don't pay." It
assell surely will.
hold Sheep That Don't Pay.
You There are many flocks of light shear
tng native sheep that do not pay inter
doubt est on the money invested m them, let
alone paying for feed and trouble,
urged. which, bred to a heavy-eeced Merino
hand ram, and by a judicious selection of the
ould offspring, can in a short time be bred
e andup to shear a good sized fleece, as well
r ldn't as to have a carcas of fair weight,
ng a without going to the greater expense
necessary to purchase a full flock of
rcoat thoroughbreds; yet they are quite an
cloaks improvement over their thin, light
arry fleeced progenitors, and this way of
td to. securing a flock of sheep is in most
Eases better suited to the farmera
house pocketbook.-Farmers' Voice.
sasked T, Way so Sueeess.
As a rule, if you want more money
sd in on stock, and this especially appliaes to
'the cows in the dairy, it must have the
in 'sv best of care, it must have food nad wa
bers. lrly, must be kept leanm ad
made comfortable at all
seasons at year. If you eam t
make up y mind to treat tok in
t htad tbis manapr y a sell out and go
e some ito som o busineoe.-Westrra
g ad Tn rvalue of a does not depend
te e- its balk. Ce clam that a
cosd of ottoseed sal is equal,
autrition, t tthree of otr, cr
a) , evnns5 a a half ponds ban. As
stst itia. ,oodalg to ast 4 I mush
ned theaper than e ay kind ch
I i iscad- Ar the Nam ussacett epevjri/
on man bhae been made with soja
ras as a e plat Thb grows
mda , weewha liake a pea vrise i
-os een e aeely swe meet in
IhwemiO ~i~ & 1bnrY ~oaq r
A sP ND-CEfL.EBRA T1OP is h
rhoe isrermi oearbL* Tenss s., this P
15 Frnt *P.. s Jbtb is. words ail
The new-Ae --At Columbia, Ten., true of e
the only iettituttoi of Jts kind in the h
Middle South, will be formally opened they make
with imposing ceremonies f the 18th them tha
of Jely. retar yo
On the morning of that day the Stars
-ad Stripes will be run up and uafurled ;
amidst salvos of artillery. The most
listinguished orators of the day will Dt
leliver addresses appropriate to the cc- oth
tasion, and delightful musto will be , sees
rendered by the finest military band in adequate
.he country. The speakers' stand will Bitters,
be erected in the densest shade of the emigrant
great forest trees with which the mag- nausea, d
nificent grounds are covered, and the las,rrk
multitudes in attendance will he seated riz at
on the green sward which swells like a sest of u
natural amphitheatre above. . C
A committee of ten prominent citizens Hall's Ca
have gone to Chicago, New York and any v4
Washington, to invite ex-President tesini
Cleveland and other orators of national
fame. The ceremonies will be entirely Tur.be
non-partisan, and the speakers will be eperse
from all parts and sections. On the Baeon
night of that day a grand reception, ball n
and banquet will be given in the largest
of the nine commanding buildings. Han
which have just been completed. This called as
massive structure will easily accommo- Prun.
date 10,000 people, the hall for the Remledy
dancing being 250 by 65 feet, without Hils
any sort of encumbrance. The whole Tasn
of it will be brilliantly lighted and the bat
On the morning of the 14th it is ex- spos, i
pected to open the Presidentail cam
paign in Columbia with the biggest Haas;
guns of the two great parties. There p;1rial
will be many other attractions for visit
ors at the same time. Excursion rates
have been granted on all the roads en
tering the city.
As this event celebrates the opening
of a national institution, it is of State
and national interest, and is attracting
wide-spread attention. Great crowds
will be in attendance from all sections
of the country, and extensive prepara
tions are being made to entertain them.
All who come will be cordially wel
comed and entertained. Mr. A. B. Rains
is chairman of the executive committee
and will answer inCuirtes.
H-.'"The bee doesn't get into girls'
d bonnts nowadays." S~ie--"hy is it?" or
Hk e-"Doesn't dare to; she would have -or
e him pinned on the outside in no time as
an ornament."-l~. Y. Herald. matte
"So Ywo are going to bring out your long
id play? "Yes." "Who are your star Dr.
id actors?" "Star actors? Why, bless yo Ca'
P they are all stars." "All stars?" "Yes. the
ly It's as amateur company, you know.' stron
'1--N. Y. Press. palli
e Tuac ~--"You have written states the
Sman with a possessive ease sign-state's Dr.
t ma. That isincorrect." Boy-"Doesn't ,
the state own the man?" T"scher-
*JNo; the ~tatesama owns the - ate."- soo
n- UNCLE An-nD (to his nephew)-"You but
should always be modest, my child." Hear
Nephew-"I have thought that matter tarrb
over, uncle. There is just one objeeo sive
ef ties to modesty-people are apt to take the I
W you at your own valuation."-Le Fit itg,
ng x Cncdh eo.--Mis Porker--"And so In
at. your engagement with Mr. Backbsy tio ery
ad at an end. How did it happen?" Miss
rt Lakeside--"Why, he said he wanted to Re
a have a great wedding, as it was an porn
of affair that comes only once in aperson's prep
, life." MissPorker (indignantly)-"The It's
ie, ideal"-Harvard Lampoon. to p
FRESH FACTS PROM ABROAD. the
eds THE ordnance survey of England
di- took sixty-five years to make and was
e completed in 1856.
IT is estimated that there are less
than 10,000 paupers in the Japanese em
pire with its population of 287,000,000.
a is OiLaDsroNS, a fawn rabbit, was sold in
England recently for $130. Its ears are Lf
ige 277% inches in length and T; inches in T
ir TBzaR is said to be a treasure amount
ing to 150,000,000 francs in gold in the
or Julius tower of the fortres of Spandan,
am Tre deep.g t mine in the world is the
Srock salt mine at 8penzenberg, near
Berlin, 4,175 feet. The deepest perpen
e dicular shaft is in the Kutteanmg mine
re in Bohemia, $,778 feet deep. The deep
or est British mine is the Ashton colliery,
i 4150 feet.
iong TEaE I s aid to be an oak in the Im
o ~ lgrcgardens at St. Petersbarg which
tall grown from sn acorn taken from a
Sat hree growing near the tomb of Washing'
ine ton at Mouant Vernon- It was plante
it ffty yearsm ago by George Sumner, of
late Bosaton, the brother of Chales 8umnee
1the EvEar man expects to get his reward In
ant's the hereafter, but none his desrts--hidi
Once anapolls Journal
hWart one Jumra a conclusion he rare
Iyrup 8ofFg te. s
tig h t,
BoIh the method ud reslts wh
yrap of Figs taeu ; ities plea at
and ruefrehing tomt.e thests ad most
eI cnstiptia. S Irup of .Fd s ti
e ojaly lemdy of is kind ever pp
Wk iacd, pl g the tm d a t
ebctb, p only from tA. mnt
msy erceeaet qastidsr conmme.- it
1, t s, :ad A e made ist it me
The daf ors mwPr raos--e owam wa a
TherIs a 3 inch dispWsta
i this paper, this week. which has a.
words slire except one word. The sams0
true of each new one appearng awe
from The Dr. Ilrter iedmlce h. 'tis
house places a "rescesmt" on iveythIng
they make and publish. Look for It, seaC
them the name f the word and they wil,
return you bookspeps, bautiful ihog rras as
la-i, rheumatism, etc.
For the far west; before yoe go abord oest'o
all's teamer, Pullmarhn pre, or $0 ewa or
car, see o~ it that among your outlts a
sisquate ·asupp of HosetsStrr Cr a or
Bitters, business e olagea-The specalu l
d th e wansali ts of ve deressi travelers,
emigrants and summer sr4OuriseI. Ceres
nausea, dyspeptsi, languor, Nsas'thun,
tit, rheuuand make t sick we
Tnratnding army n expressibly mo yi tt .
seat o--Gles lphr op
F. J. Cuswxr & Co., Toledo. 0. Props of
SHall's Ctarrh Care, Whisker Dye0 ens.d or
I any case of oetarrh that can not e cured hot
byTka proper HaiC for unurele d is tol
byes Sow byPDrugglsts, I7o
the beat businesxs llg-Th school all
experience. -Puck . _i f
S BRcu's Porn is publisate the ptyllInl (ri
the salivas, remoIndi dana, a .0 per year.pp
tile, and makDe the aick well. d
t .a O
with atd sad-ros., -Lowenally an ompletely,
PItrLxs are Inexpressibly mortifying. CQ¶
e Remiedy--Glenn's Sullphur soap.
t Hil's Hair yo d Whiker D0e, 500 in cents.
e Tasuroper place for undressed kid is is
d the bathtub.-Texas Siftings.
Thm Ram's Hora is proublised at Indian
Sspolisng, ansti, satio 1.0 per year.
t Halliate for a Btime, or perhapus, dn.e
te l;rdisease to the ;O ia-CO ut wi,C thO
The orst ase eld to it mild,
soothing, cleansing and healroug
but with Ca ppllyations. cotarral and -
oe -or you have $500 in cash.
as That's what is promised you, no
matter how bad your case or of how
ur long standing all the eroets o f Ca
agr tarrh in the Head-.sch as otwen
Y D Catarrh Remedy.
sire breh, loss or mpai. etnt oh
es the poisonoses, irritating sngsmell and
w. strong, caustic solutions, that simply
paing, liate for a time, or perhaps, drivea
The orst caselieved yield toit mild,
SInsoothing,cleusands of and healing prop
erties. eCold in the failed, Dr. eeds
oll but a few applicartioas. Catarrhal
t." Headache, and all the efects of mean
tor tarrh in the ey d-sn'ch as oen
ieo sive breath, loss or impairment of
Bue the senses of taste, smell and hear
Fi' ing, watering or weak eyes-are at
tone relieved and cured.
In thousands of cases, where a
in erythiug else has failed, Dr. Selps
Sto Remedy has produced perfect ad
an permnent cures. That - gives ts
on's proprietors faith to make the offer.
The It's 00, or a cure. They mean
to pay you, if they can't cure you.
A. But they mean to cure I and
was BORE "n
sare LOOMIS i Mt*M,
s in TirMIS ess.
ant- eusn aT suMs WITS'
Sthe MUm A W E MABI
da ~ ATA. TA. en.. 1*515 s*4wM .
- Make It W
Bobbing up and down over them is pretty
work. That rub, rub, rub on them is
best thing in the world to warm you up,
tire you out, and wear holes in light
delicate summer garments. Why don't
t use Pearline, and take it easy ? Yo can
cool-and yet ha the work better done.
Pearline takes away the rubbing, and
washboard, and the warm work. It gives you
more time to yourself-and saves your moOey.
it~ s .qA Nddts a - ura.neuli-ahi g
Send «~da a ."rer Q
JOHN P.Lov@ LARmUso We
THE POT INSULTED THE K E B
THE COOK HAD NOT USED
GOOD COOKING DEMANDS CLEANLINE9 "
SAPOLIO SHOULD e V " KIT
Ao.. o I .. F4 . :,
F** *** 4 "'
Miss C. G. McCLA
teacher, 753 Park P
country school I w
wretched with that h
called dyspepsia. After
two weeks and getting no
" friend wrote me, suggeting
Sake August Flower. Tetery
day I purchased a bottle. I am d
Slighted to say that August Flowet
helped me so that I have quite re
. eovered from my indisposition."
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ay prepared Liniment, every ingre
dient of recognized value and
, constant use by the medical profes
s sion. These Ingredients are combined
in a manner hitherto unknown.
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WILL DO all that is claimed for
It AND MORE. It Shortens Labor,
Lessens Pain, Diminishes Danger tot
Life of Mother and Child. Book to
S"MOTHERS" mailed FREE, con
taining valuable Information and
Seat by e.pres ,ercpt ew pua St.M per
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