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Spring Humirs T.
Th're unaighitly eruptions, paint dl boils. an- Z
" oriog pinmples and other affections. which
apieer no generally at this aoson., make the
vas of that grand SprlIg Mdedicine, Hood's A
Srsaparills, a nocessity. Take Hood's Same
.illa I now, it will dlo yonU wonderful goos.
It will purify your blood, give you an appetite.
your nerves, strengteln -our stomch,1
S .d cure all spring humors. Remember
" od'S Sarsaparilla
"oe True Blood Purifir. $1. ix for 561
Pi arre the oil yills to take CO
'. rll with Hood': S r apar llL i
th
,auo XTj A WINDY.~WELL.
"I
" trange Underground llraft of Ai qr
Feound in a Deep inltlng. fa
Arizona possesses some of the great. d,
eat natural wonders in the world, not th
the least of which is this phenomenon i
of a current of air issuing from or go tb
aig into the bowels of the earth through n
sundry natural and artificial openingas
made in the earth's crust. ab
. Something over a year ago a Mr in
Coufman undertook the drilling of a m
well at his place. Everything went di
well to a depth of some twenty-five m
feet, when the drill suddenly dropped bi
some six feet and a strong current.ol et
air Issued from the hole. The escap tt
ing air current was so strong that II w
blew off the rmen's hats who were re gl
covering the lost drill.
I The well was of course abandoned ec
and left to plow, but there are some p
peculiarities about it that are worthy fi
of obstrvation. The air will escalei d,
"from'the well for days at a time with cc
such force that pebbles the size of peas e
are thrown out and piled up about its er
mouth until it looks very much like the as
expanded portion of ia funnel. At the
same time it is accompanied by a sound p
much like the distant bellowing of a w
fog horn. This noise is not always pres. t
oeat because the air does not at all times it
escape with the same force. Again ti
there will be for days a suction cur-. I
rent, unaccompanied by sound, in c
which the current of air ptsses inte C
the earth, with some less force than it n
escapes, and any light object, as ad
feather, piece of paper or cloth, will, b
If held in close proximity, be immedi.
ately sucked into the subterranean lab- r
yrinth of Eolus.
Just the cause of this phenomenon no
one has yet been able to determine,
but it is supposed that there is an un
, rground opening between the Grand
Canyon of the Colorado, which cleaves
the earth for more than a mile in depth,
and the Sycamore canyoh, some eighty v
miles to the south of it, of the same
proportions, but much shorter.
This would seem possible from the
fact that the current of air is always
passing from north to south, or vice
versa, varying, of course, a few points
of the compass from the true anioid
tan, butralways in these general dirt.
Stions, as determined by experiment, and
thEn the stratum underlying the quater
nary Is, of. volcanic cinder. This is
Very porous, and in mauyl places so
iled bottomless holes exist.- -
She Was Too Yophsg ,`"
The other day a couple of little girls
dame to a physician's offlce to be vae
clanted. One of them undertook to
speak for the other, and explained:
`' "Doctor, this is my sister. She is too
Syoung to know her left arm from her
ight,somamma washed both of them."
A young man in Wrentham, Mass.,
SJas been finding amusement in mailing
postage stamps gnd sending greetings
to.Europsn potentates. He is delight- 1
ed bey9nd measure at having already
received acknowledgements from the
Czar of Russia, the King of Greece and
a few others.
The Wonderful Kava-Kava Shrub.
A New Botanical Discovery.- Of
Soia1 e Interest to Sufferers from
Dise s of the Kidneys or Blad
dar, Bheumatinm eto.-.A Blesaing
Sto Humanity.
A Fre. Gift of Graat Value to You.
Our readers will be glad to know that
the sew botanical discovery, Alkavis,
j. 'm the wonderful Kava-Kava shrub
a proved an assured cure for all dis
eases caused by Uric
acid in the blood, or
. by disorderedaction
of the Kidneys or
urinaryorgans. The
Kava.Kava Shrub,
or as botanists call
it. Pijer Meys
tiicum, grows on the
banksof the Ganes
river, East India,
*fstark,-Kvasan1es and probably was
( Xpa inthasm used for centuries
by the natives before its extraordlnary
raopertles became knowq to civilization
trougbh Christian missionaries., In
this respect it resembles thle discovery
. ef quinine fiomn the peruvian bark,
laeg knhown by the Indians to the early
f Jeit, mIasIonaries in South America,
sad by them brought to civilized man.
It is a wneaderful discovery, with a rec
r of emsohospital cures in So days. It
Sfirectbl upon the blood and kid.,
s.rs Sid i a frue specific, just as qul-.
- eblsin malaria. We have the strong
-at testimony of many ministers of the
" s- ewell-n own doctors audbhsiness
r / cah~d by Alkavis, when all other
-remedies bd failed.
I- the New York Wahy IPrld of Sept .10th
teU tetimoay of Rev. W. . Moore. D. D., o0
.q r  l.,a.dien so zand
ti- m:ttlsm. ad his ra[d cure by Atkacts.
" ew. Som aSmith, the thoaiat minister at
shdese, rn s, p.-,set  y arl-one bhundred
steam ae two w,' use of Atlkvs.
. am LWatson of masetTexasai aminiter
•ad e• 4It his doctors aviyg. failed. he
sad was ompletel restored t
:. of al. Mr. lt. . "oed, qproLm
, _',.: |stittat e;eh;F;ol ladian, ws caied of
, . nd aerdisease.of tea
,7,;. m , bj l~kavs. Me.Wood describes
"tat misery, oen ~comn
trte tisus durio the nighat Om
Uhrtem of the ladder. tie was
S ,U ls 1prtc without the
?.'. ,:"  l  n ls • mple cared In a
" eb yo 1rLas. he testimony is an
- t 1h a ally woarnderfif. Mh,.Tuame
\." ·r-i r  shbe found Albtka* ews
- cau~'t of k i disease and restored
·,; t n ersoo.# o a vnm o ,.
r- , afr the Chrchl Kloay C-re Com
i Na 414 Wourtlh. Arete, New
ase tbh oanl Importers of this
, aw remedy, sad they me so anxious to
teyahte tlatfor thesake of intro
they1, ,ill ad a flee treatment
by mall to every
S. o who is a Suffertr
ly E . rKlIdney or -Bladder
htb!A D i ese5 Rheums
O ewel, Pain in lack,
or ether ailfCtion
aetlia of the Kidneya
~~n4 rl*be~thav
4~;~"t.C~
THE FIELD OFP ADVENTURE. 'n
do
TIaILLNGt IrNCIDENTS AND DAN- bei
ING DENED ON LA.ND AND BEA. tai
dal
An Interfupted Wedding--Saved by Wi
a Human Rope-Death on Either an'
Side. Etc.
URING the present very se
vere season in Northern Min- h
1 nesots the wolves, which Fii
S abound in the" swamps and fol
scantily settled timber lands,.have be- hid
come very bold under the pressure of tic
hunger. A recent incident illustratesoo
this fact very well:
A young Norwegian farmet,who had Ca
"bached" during the five years it re
quired to make good his title to his oa
farm, built himself a substantial house To
during that time, and then came to hil
the conclusion that he had lived alone tal
aabout long enough. So'he induced lei
the blooming daughter of his nearest be
neighbor, a thriving farmer of the
same nationality, to accept a half an
share in his farm and a whole interdst
in his affections. The wedding cere
mony was to take place at the resi
i dence of the bride's parents, some five
miles from the farm of the prospective hi
d bridegroom. The.guests assembled, WI
'I the minister was present, and the only *
thin, lacking to a perfectly successful ar
1 wedding was the fact that the bride- w'
a groom tarried. at
Hour after hour passed, and he ri
'd came not; the young lady'sperplexity m
if passed into grief, then tears, and Y
Y finally hystgrics. The father, a lineal t
ii descendant of the Vikings, who had a!
.h set down his prospective son-in-law's bi
u non-appearance to bashfulness, be. ni
to came enraged when it began to look
i as if his daughter hal been deserted. to
ie Summoning his grown sons and a w
id posse of the guests at the wedding
a which had not materialized, they went f
s. to the bridegroom's house, and found W
as it dark, locked up, and with a broad a
In trail of skis, or Norwegian snowshoes, al
r. leading straight into the woods, which d
In contirmol the father's suspicions that
tc Olaf had turned traitor. He said tl
it nothing, but hastening home, took i
down his Winchester,and accqmpanied t(
II, by two of his sons, similarly armed, g
It. set out for Aitkin in pursuit of the g
b recreant.
111 would it have fared with Olaf had I
the old man cught him, but he did tl
, not, and for a very good reason. Olaf
was having troubles enough of his g
own about then, and no doubt would al
have been thankful for the chance to
as relate them to any one, having fallen t4
' victim to a tailor. * The tailor, after
tn the fashion of his kind, had failed to t
as send home Olaf's weddinggarments as
he he had promised, on the day before d
that set for the wedding. P
Olaf waited, "nursing his wrath to
ce keep it warm," till after dark, and a
then donning his skis, started for
town. ' The distance across country is b
6 only a little more than two miles, and b
being an expert ski-walker, Olaf had h
no dohbt of his ability to reach town,
so get his garmc nts, and return in ample
season to reach his bride's residence in g
time for the ceremony.
' That he did not was no fault of his,
Is for he reached town all right, found
e- his garments waiting for him, donned
to them, and set out for home and happi
ness at racing pace.
oa All would have been well if the
per wolves ad not put in an appearance.
." But they did, and a few of them catch
ing sight of the prospective Benedict t
E. fleeing over the snow, took after him
e5 at once. This wason a clearing, and
ge Olaf had to strain every nerve to reach
It- the timber before the wolves could '
dy reach him. Kicking off his skis, he
he "shinned" up a small tree, leaving the
ad wolves at the foot of it, frantically
trying to climb after him. About
every wolf in the township, hearing
ib* the howls of his brethren at the foot
Of of Olaf's perch, connected $he sound
=m with the idea of a free lunch in prog
r- ress somewhere, and came at top
E speed to take a hand.
- On this perch poor Olaf remained I
Suntil the old Viking came to. his res- I
t cue, at just about daylight the next
is, morning. The old gentleman, who
ub had reached town with his wrath at
lis- boiling point, heard that Olaf had
ri been there, found what his errand had
O been, and promptly "sized up" the
or situation correctly. Beatng up a party 1
Che of expert ski-men and ridfle shots, they
ub, took Olaf's track, and finally came
.all 'within hearing of the concert which 1
y-was baing played at the foot of the 1
the tree for the benefit of one very un- I
willing auditor. The rescuers en
a deavored to creep up near enough to
ecsure enough wolf scalps to repay
ary Olaf for his tribulations, but the ever
Ion suspicious brutes took the alarm, and
In got away with the lose of but two of
try their number. Luckily, the night had
a,.not been extremely cold, and Olaf
l escape with qome pretty severe frost
c bites. The wedding came off the next
re- day.
. Saved by a human Rope.
uist. Aetors who "do" "spans of life
ug- and "human bridges" might hare re:
the c~ived valuable instruction had they
iee been in the vicinity of the Passaio
he Falls, in Paterson, N. J., on a recent
afternoon when Frederick Billson was
o saved from being carried over the
1 roaring cataract by the effbrts of four
arts. men who formed a living life lne.
t Billson is a member oftheExcelsior
SBoat Club and an expert oarsman. The
SExcelsior club house is situated just
e above the Passaio Falls, and when
w Billson entered his shellithe water was
te high and swift, and swept toward the
cas Society Damr, which is about one hun
Sdred feet above the falls. With di/
Sculty Billson turned the shell'sbow up
com. stream, and, after pulling some dis
t tance, turned about. He had mis
it c oalculated his strength and soon re
S.alizred it. He was unable to gain a
me foot.
Ia Inch by inch the frail oraft was
Sswept bank, notwithetanding the al
r most superhuman eoforts of the desper
ate oarsman. The slender seulls.which
hfashed in and out of the water,bentlin
eourves wihth the strain.
N Gradually the stroke became more
Is t feeble, and.the oarsman saw the gap
o between boat and dam grow less. Te
sent lost inches grew to feet, the feet to
very yards, and finally, with a cry of de
erCr spair man and boat were swept over
ider the dam and on toward the PPataic
SBillson, seeing the futility of bat
tling with the curent, sprang from
theile rbami shl andi strck out for the
Sroeky shore. To countersat the eeet
j.i of the ouranrret he swam up stream,
to ~, .1a, utrg har, was aol. at lest
use, toapA* a abas to a sa
Sfinding temporary safety. He was by
no means raved, however. A sheer B
descent of eight feet of rocky wall was
8- between him and terra firms. Cap
tain Stewart Taylor, of Truck No. 8, A I
saw Billson's danger, and, calling to
by William Kfnnane, Foreman 1Kearney
ter and Engineer Nichols, of the Pump
Hose, hurried to the assistance of the
exhausted man. -
se- Billson was fast losing strength, and
n- how to get at him was a problem..
ich Finally Taylor suggested that they It
form a human rope and reach out to H
be- him. Kinnane agreed to be the salva
of tion end of the rope, and he was so- E
tes oordingly lowered. G
* Kearney and Nichols came next, and
and Captain Taylor acted as anchor on the
re- wall. Kinnane seized the helpless
oarsman and cried "All right I" Slowly noi
e Taylor backed away, pulling with all kix
his strength, while a number of spec- rar
ne tators who had arrived on the scene,
red lent willing hands. It was risky work, a
eat but Billson was gradually pulled up, an'
the and after being wrapped in a blanket thi
was taken to his home.
4sat 18t
roe- Death on Either Side. sic
Patrick L. Fennel, who recently left ftu
ire his home in Montgomery, Penn.. to
ed work in Susquehanna County, has had mi
ny a thrilling adventure. Fennel, who is col
ful an engineer, went up into the lumber the
de- woods of Susquehanna County to run fal
an engine in a sawmill. When he ar
he rived in camp he found that the saw- on
ity mill' had been in disuse about ten qu
and years. Among the machinery left in ga
seal the old mill were a boiler and station- C
had ary engine. They were ii bad shape, H1
's, but Fennel got them ready for busi- s0
be- ness.
ook The other day Fennel fired up to Iu
bed. test the boiler and- engine, and then an
d a went away to another part of the mill. ha
ing He was delayed some, and returned to a
rent find the boiler was generating steam no
nnd with startling rapidity. He rushed wl
oad into the boiler house, the door closing cil
oes, after him with a bang. The door fas- sti
rich toned on the outside with a hasp and an
that drop hook, and the jar caused the w(
said the hook to drop into the staple, mak- ail
ook ing Fennel a prisoner. Although sil
lied tested to only 100 pounds. the steam ha
ld, gauge showed the boiler had already W
the generated 110 pounds, and the quiver- ed
ing hand on the steam gauge was ils
had mounting higher and higher. That it
did the boiler was liable to explode at any at
Olaf moment Fennel well knew. He
his glanced at the safety valve and was se
sid startled to see that it had become bt
Sto fastened in some manner and refused th
lien to work. ar
fier He was about to' climb up to loosen to
Sto the refractory safely gauge when his th
s as eyes beheld a sight from which he D
fore drew back. Around the safety valve, m
just where he was about to grasp it pi
w to with his hand, was coiled a big rattle- aC
and snake, while two other reptiles of the pi
for same species lay on the floor of the a
boiler house. They had evidently or
and been drawn from their hiding places pi
had in the wall or floor of the old boiler u:
house by the heat. .
nple The quivering hand of the steam sg
win gauge told Fennel only too plainly 1,
that the pressure on the boiler was li
his, becoming teirific. But he could not
mnd pass the serpents and reach the boiler, o0
fned neither could he get out of the door. al
The only means of exit was a small ei
wiindow, and to reach this he would it
the have to pass the snakes. Near by ,(
stood an iron bar used in clearing out tl
itoh. the fire, and grasping this he crushed
9dct the head of the serpent nearest him.
him The other snake coiled about his leg ,
and and struck viciously, fastening its
each fangs into his rubber boot. A blow
ould with the bar crushed the snake on the d
I, he safety gauge, and then came a struggle
the to remove the one around his leg.
oally Quick as a flash he snapped the snacke
bout in two, and then, with the iron bar,
fring knocked off the safety valve.
foot Rescued From Beneath Thirty-Five
d Feet of Earth.
top John Gamble, of Montague, will B
have a thtilling story to tell to his j
ined great-grandchildren of an experience u
res- that befell him Saturday.
next At 9 o'clock that forenoon Gamblea
who was at the bottom of Mr. Clapp's well
th at cleaning it out, when, without ia; n
had ing, the walls cared in. A force of
I had men at once rushed to the spot and
the began digging. No one ever expected I
party to see Gamble alive again, yet each
they .man worked as if his own life de
came pended upon his efforts. Along
rhich thrbugh the darkness of the night they
f the toiled, and one by one the roiks and
y n- spadefuls of earth were lifted from
Sen- above Gamble's resting place.
fh to At 2 o'elo'k a. m. they were down
epay thirty-five feet with the digging when
ever- the man at the bottom of the excava
,and tion was astonished to hear groaning I
we of from beneath his feet. With a shout
I had the men renewed their efforts and tore
Olat f the stones away. Gamble was found
frost in a crouching position against the I
next lower stones ot the well. The falling
walls had formed a low arch just above
him,. thus saving him from being
crushed and furnishing him space for
life' breathing. He was alive and conscious
re re but very weak, and was taken tenderly
they up and restoratives applied. In a
ssali short time he secovered and was
eent placed in bed. The bruises on his
a was body will disable him for a•.ew weeks.
r the The village was never so awfully
four worked up, and many wept with joy
when Gamble was found to be living.
elsior -Lewiston (Me.) Journal.
.The -
Sjust Deed of a Brave Mother.
when . The almost miraeulous escape from
•wasa borrible death of Mrs. H. Kirke
d the White, editor of the Orosso (Mich.)
hn- Press, and her three-year-old son, has
diM been a matter of general conversation
owup at thatplace. In company with Mrs.
.dis- C W. Loring and her little boy, they
mi5 went to Barton to spend the afternoon
n re with a friend. Returning to the depot
ain a after dusk, they were oblided to cross
tfie railroad track. Mrs. White's son
b was started down the track, and stepped
se al. into the cattle guard at the side of the
esper. road. Ho was unable to extricate
which himself, aind the .train was fast ap
entin proaching, Mrs. White rushed to his
rescue, loosened the boy's feet and
more threw him off the track just as the la.
comotlve struck her. After the train
had passed she was found lying on the
set to road bed between the rails. She wa#
f de- broaght home on the train, and medi
over cal attendance spmmoned. Beyond
aesaic severe bruises and the shock to the
nerves she was all right. The boy
if bat- escaped with a bruised shoulder.
from
or the Agoetino Gatti, the London caterer,
elect who died recently, was a millionaire,
ream. ha was p.eausantborn and lived as s
t last pasaut,with ho deire to ggolat so
I, the *le~.
wea BILL ARP'S WEEKLY LETTER, H
was an
lap- yol
8, A Fre Ranio Reartks on the Oiagiey a
ney Tari f Bill, kn
imp yo
the ho
EX-OY. "JUDSILL HAMMOID" QUDTED,
and ph
hey It Was He Who First Said "Cotton is
t to King"-Wlilliam Sees a Prophecy t*
lva
s Being Fe'fltled-Adam Worked Ina WI
*ti
Garden, So Does Mr. Arp.
and _ _
hltess In my last letter I said that I did In.
wly not know who first said "cotton is W1
iall king." This admission of my igno- °
pec- ranco seetas to have surprised and
Bne,
rk, awakened some of my Carolina friends p
ap and now Iknow from many sources
iket that ex-Governor Hammond said it in
a speech in the United States senate in
1858, during the debate on the admis
sion of Kansas. " It was a great speech,
left for he was a great man. It was a
had might have made, and in it he said:
o "N, eir, you dare not make war on
iber cotton-cotton is king. Until lately
run the bank of England was king, but last
Sar- fall she tried to put the screws upon
saw- our cotton crop and was u4terly van
ten quished-cotton is king." That speech
ft in gave much offense-at the north and
,ion- won for him the title of "Mudsill
ape Hammond," for in it he said: "In all f
)usi- social systems there must be a class to
do the drudgery of life-a class, re- h
p to quiring but a low order of intellect t
then and but little skill. This class must
mill. have vigor, docility and fidelity. Such
;d to a class you must have, or you would l
team not have that other and higher class e
shed which leads progress, refinement and et
sing civilization. This inferior class con
fas- stitutes the very mudsills of society y'
and and of government, and you might as
the well attempt to build a house in the tI
nak- air as to build except upon the mud- g
)ugh sills. Fortunately for the south, she
team has a race adapted to that purpose. a
endy We call them slaves- a word discard- 0
iver. ed by ear- polite--but you have a sim- i
was ilar class at the north. Yes, you have B
That it-it is there, it is everywhere, it is n
any eternal." fi
He I remember how the northern press b
was scarified him for his mudsill speech, 11
come but he spoke the truth and it is still
used the truth, and more so for the mudsills f:
are more numerous mow in proportion a
osen to population. Almost everylody in i
a his this.region is a mudsill, and if that
h he Dingley tariff bill becomes a law the
alve, masses will all be mudsills for the n
sp it privileged and protected classes. '1 ho
ottle- common people of a nation can never
r the prosper under a protective tariff until t
the a ma i can lift himself up by the straps a
intly on his boots. Only the protected will n
laces prosper and they are but a small class f
oiler compared with the unprotected. Even
Mfr. Atkinson, the Boston statesman, 3
team says the Dingley bill will prove a bur- L
ainly ten on the people and bring in but r
was little revenue.
not . But I did not intend to branch off 1
oiler, on this tariff question, though it is an 1
door* alarming and serious one to the south
small ern peohl,j, for we manufacture noth
rould ing to speak of. Everything in this
r by room where I am writing came from
g out the north. I have been working in
ished my garden all day with northern tools 1
him. and even the wheelbarrow has the
is le- stamp of "Grand Rapids" upon it. I
is idn't used to be a mudsill. but I am 1
blow now and my hands are so cranmped by
n the digging and forking the ground that I
uggle can hardly hold the pen in my fi:gers.
s leg. But Senator Hammond did not use
Fnae that word in any invidious sense. -He
bar' I did not mean to sling mud at anybody.
He had built a mill on his fac.m and
-Five knew that it was necessary for the
mudsill to be sunk deep down below
the water and quicksand cr else the
will floods would wash the mill away.
o his Protection, props will not Iprotect the
mence mill unless the foundation is laid
deep and strong, and it is the toil and
wll sweat of :,lbor that makes our food and
well clothing. Labor is the mudsill-the
a;n- founda.tion of society and government.
e of Extinguish labor for a yea r or half a
t and year or even a month and the Coulds
td and A~:trs and Vanderbilts wvould
each perish. We are told that there is
o de- never a week's supply of food in New
&long York and those millionaires couldn't
they ride and wouldn't walk to the west
s and after it. I am mighty sorry for tlhese
from rich and helpless peoplle. Just let the
down trains stop running and the cooks quit
when cooking and all the butchers and ba
a kers shops be closed for lack of sup
ain plies and all the horses get out of food
what would become of the millionaires
tore in New York city? They would be as
nempiess as a paintea snip upon
found a painted ocean. They would he
Sthe like Mi. Rouss, who says he will
alhng give avy man a million dollars who
above will restore his sight. The mudsills
being must not be dishonored, for they are
ce for the only class who are fulfilling des
tiny, for the Lord said to the man,
"by the sweat of thy face shall thou
S eat bread." Yes, I am a mudsill raht
in his now, and if it is a curse it brings a
veeks blessing with it. I work hard at
wfully manual labor and get all over in a
h joy sweat of perspiration, as Cobe says,
living and I feel proud of my day's work,
and Mrs. Arp gets off her matronly
dignity and walks out to see what {
have done and condescends a few re
marks of appvrobation. That satisfies
me. till next morning, when 1 work
irke some more before breakfast-work
lioh.) makes me forget to brood over
a, his little troubles and it gives me a good
a or. appetite and my food digests and I
tbe sleep better and snore less and don't
noo cry out with the nightmare. It is a
dept blessed privilege to be a mudsill, a
cross horny-handed son of toil, for it secures
's s good health and brings a man nearer
to his ('reator, for he was made out of
e dirt and unto dirt he must return.
tricate Adam worked ia a garden and so do I.
st ap Eve stepped around and smiled on
to i Adam while he toiled and so does Mrs.
at and Arp smile on me. So let the tariff
thel I roll on. It won't affect what I raise
a train in my garden, I re~s,--BILL An- in
on te Atlanta Constitu[ion.
I medi- A Hat Size.
to the A size in hats is one-eighth of an
oy inch. According to the English method,
the smaller diameter of the Lead. Is
takes a: the starting point. One-ighith
aterer, of aa-inrt.h Increase ih the shorter diarlf
onaire, Bter mnt-es a little mnore than thrie
ed as a eighthe in circumference. The Frenchb
at so- ad Oermal hatter. have a rule i~--M-
j Ateoreat -rom St
DDig oap 3ubbte I
S tlverybody has tried, at one time orehi
another, to make soap bubbles, which, to
you know, is quite easily done by means ce
gleat a pipe, a straw or a small tube of the
some sort. But everybody does not na
know how to make bubbles as big "a me
your head. We are going to tell you na
how to do It. or
AEDU Take a piece of ordinary wire and
place it around the body of a bottle, 3
a is rawing it close and twisting 'the ends ,ii
together to form a handle to the ring a
ecy thus made. Having prepared the soapy is
la a water, adding a little sugar to jnake it
stronger, dip the wire ring into It and
then take it out carefully. or
You will see that the ring has, on the o
did Inside, a thin covering or skin of soapy
I is water. Hold the ring upright before m
your mouth and blow gently but stead
no- ly against the center of the soapy skin,
and when it will begin to swell out into a
ide pocket, which will grow. larger and s8
rces Cu
et in ru
f in
ech,
sa
oou c
ai hud: s of the rainbow. And the bubble
l thus made will last for some time.
S IIaving become familiar with this
old method of blow bubbles, try anoth. T
Slass er. This time you need not use pipe,
and straw, tube or ring-simply your hand. ye
con- Steep your fist in the soapy water; open
iety your hand slowly tin the water andll' the
it as around your fingers, making youm t
the thumb nd the end of yA:r index fin- b
cud- ger touch so as to form a r;ig. r
he Then lift your hand . hy from the
)oie. water, and you will notice. a soapy skin 3
over the ring made by ysomer thumb and
im avfinger, the same as with ia. wire ring.
have Bring your hand carfblowingy bubbles, to yoth T.
:lasit is mouth, palm upward no the little
finger turned towar ring-s yimply body, and
brest blow into the hand as shown in the
ech, illustration.
still You will be surprised to see coming
he Then liffrom your hand a many-colored bubble,
[tion whose diameter may be eight or ten I
Sin inhe rin-Philadelphli bTimes.
that ECCENTRIC CHARACTER GONE.*
the Death of a Money Miser Whose ooming
he WBring e a uricy p to your
icver Eccentric John Welsbrode, of Cum- I
it is moutherland, Md., s dead. He had littled as
traps a recluse and was eccentric to the ut
ech, illmost digroe. During his illness le re
still Yofused medicine until this morning,
Even when he took the first dose in his life.
y inMr. inchWelsbrode was a native of Ger
hur- many. He leaves a sister, residing In
SNew York, and a niece by marriage,
Mrs. MagEcc e Wiesbrode, a widow, liv
hi off ng in Cumberland. He owned a store
uth- si recluse city hall, which he rented, liv
noth- ing in roomskIn the rear. He also owned
burthis a city lot, which he cultivated, raiding
from tobacco, besides vegetables. He was
;g in reputed to be worth $25,000, but he
tools lived in squalor.
the His rooms are a curiosity. In one of
,t. I them he had nearly 1,000 pounds of leaf
I am tobacco, which he had saved since the
ed by war, when he was 4 cigarmaker and
that I barber. He was also a shoemaker and
gers. a tinner. In his room are also thirty
sewing machines, which he kept since
Ho the war, when he was ain agent. He re
body. fused to sell them except at the'original
a and price. He also had two printing presses
the and many cases of type, and nearly a
Sthelow car-load of crocks and jars. His food
was bread and milk. He did his own
away. cooking, and his expenses were not
Sthe over 15 cents a day. He made his own
laid clothes. Some years ago he operated
l and asteamboat on the canal. He made the
d and most of the machinery himself. Not
-the withstanding his apparent penury, he
ai practiced charity, but made every effort
ol to shield his identity. He was noted
ou!d for his honesty.--Cumberland (Md.) dl
orei atch. ...
Sew A Girl with a Quick Wit.
nldn't A girl who lives in a little town in the
west We-t, not far from a railwaj crossing,
these looked out of the window the other day
et the and saw a laborer jump from one track
:s quit to. the other to escape an approaching
id ba. freight train. He was apparently dazed
sup- by terror, and stood still, not seeing
f food that behind an express train was rush
naires g down upon him.
Sbe as The girl saw that before she could
upon make him understand his danger it
Id he would be toe late. She therefore threw
e will up her arms, shrieking wildly, "Help!
who help! help!' trusting to the impulse
Idsills which sends a man on the instant to
ey are the relief of a woman in distress.
g des- "I'm coming!" shouted the Irishman,
man, springing toward her in time to escape
I thou the engine as it rushed past He stared
I rht back at it, and then at the woman cry
ings a Ing and laughing at the window, and,
rd at thking off his hat with shaking hands,
Sin a said:
says, "I owe you something, miss," and
work, walked away.
tronly -
ew re
P otash
or is a necessary and important
nd I ingredierit of complete fer
it is a tilizers. Crops of allU kinds
cure require a properly balanced
Somanure. The best
ecturn.
SFertilizers
Anyie contain a high percentage
of Potash.
All aboeut Potash--the mjladt ks aie by actad a.
perimernt on the best farms'mt the Uited States-is
told ia t little book which we nmblia andlit gladly
of a at toyy fairmner in America who wit write fi
.,GERMAN KALI WOgRKS,
i Nasan St. aw Yeh
HImgq, as a woe shnoa, b the
eblef home of the ypies. Aeeordi4
to the published results of the recenu
census undertaken by the Government
there were on Jan. 81, 156,000 gypsies
In that country. Two-thirds of the
membeir of the various tribes wetI
nameless. OnLr about 8.000 could read
or write.
fortane Seeking mnigrmes.
Man a poor family that seeks the western
wilds in the hope of winninga fortune, a pre
served from that insiddous foe of the emigrant
and frontiersman-chills and fever-by HIIctet
ter's Stomach Blttera. lo effectually does that
inoomparable medicinal defense fortify the
system against the combined innfluence of a
malarious atmosphere and miasma-tainted wa
ter, that protected by it the pioneer, thq miner
or the tourist provided with it, may saiely en
counter the danger.
Don't give a tract where bread is needed
most.
No.To.-ac for Fifty Cents.
Over 400,000 cured. Why not let No-To-Ba3
regulate or remove your desire for tobacco?
Saves money, makes health and manhood.
Cure guaranteed. 50 cents and$1.O0, at all
ruggists.
The whole sum of life is service to others,
not to self.
CssCAnETS stimulate liver, kidneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe; 10o.
Somehow the wittiest girl isn't the one a
man picks out to marry.
Jusr try a 10. box of Cascarets, the finest
liver and bowel regulator ever made.
You can't fool a lot of people, though it is
easy to fool one.
Waix bilious or. costive, eat a C asttret
candy cathartic; cure guaranteed; 10c, 253.
People think you are as Lilly as you think
they are.
No Use to Cry.
No use to fret and worry and itch and scratch.
That won't cure you. Tetterine will. Any sort
of skin disease, Tetter, Eczema, Salt Rheunm,
Ringworm or mere abrasion of the skin. At
drug stores, or by mail for b0c. in stampefrom J.
T. Shuptrine. Savannah. Ga.
Parisian rag-pickers earn $6,000,050
year.
Catarrh Cannot be Cures
With Ioaf applications, as they cannot reach
the seat of the disease. Catarrb is a blood or
constitutional disease, an'' in order to cure
it you must take internal remedies. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts di.
rectly on the blood and mucous surface. lall's
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was
prescribed by one of the best physicians in t nts
country for years, and is a regua:r practiption.
i t is composed of the best tonics known, eam
bid with the best blood purifiers, acting di
reetl on themucous surfaces.* ' he perfect
I Dombination of the two Ingredients is what
produces such wonderful results in cring
atarrh. Send for testimonIals, free.
F. J. CHuszm & Co.. Prope., Toel4to 0 .
d boldbl Druggists, price /Cc.
Hall's ramuy !ills are the best.
Fits permanently cured. Na fits or nervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restor're2 trial bottle and treatise free
I DB.R. H. LNE, Ltd., 91 Arch St., Phila., Pa
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 250. a bottle.
I have found PIso's Cure for Coueumptles
as un faililg medicine.-F. R. Loan, IMs10 oots
S. tsovorigton. Ky., Oct.1 1tLE
HALL'S
Vegetable Sicilian
HAIR RENEWER
Beautifies' and restores Gray
Hair to its original color and
vitality; prevents baldness;
cures itching and dandruff.
A fine hair dressing.
. P. Hall & Co., Props., Nashna, N. H.
Bold by all Druggists.
ANDY CATllARTIC.
CURE CONSlPATION
25s so DoUGGnISIs
IBSOLUTE LY GU t uars ma cas of eotptli. Caic rta are Ideal "az*
phaud booket A.  tir e. -ever Trlp or eripe.but case eayaturalru m am.
ple nd booklet free. Ad. STERLING BREEDT .. Chicago Montreal. Ca•., ori ew erk. s t.
THE STANDARD PAINT Pon STRUCTURAL PURPOSES.
Pamphlet, "Suggestions for Exterior Decoration," Sampl Card and Descriptive Price List fre bylail
Asbesatos fZoog, Butldlnr Felt, Strain Packing, Ieiler Coeerlua. Fire-Prof Paiate, a
&Asbeeto NoaCeoadctias and Electrrical iuulaimg lIatcrlmik.
H. W. JOHNS MA19UFACTUBING CO.,
87 Maiden Lane, New York.
COICAICO: 140 & Sd Randolph St. PHILADELPHI : 170 & I 1S orth 4th 9t. BOSTON: IT & 59 Pearl "
Advertise
In this Paper and Increase your
Business.
An Advertisement is a silent Canvasser who Is
Always at Work in your interest.
For liberal rates apply to the publication office of
This Paper.
See Them
When you are talking Bicycles, don't be
content until you have seen the new
Lovell Diamond Models of '97
They are the top notch of bicycle engi.
neering, and Science must now seek to de
velop other fields. The perfect point of
PERFECTION is reached only by the Lovell
Wheels. On this fact critics agree. Why
not look them over carefully, study their
strong points and note their beauty and
elegant finish. Their points of superiority
are so simple a chlid can understandthem.
We stake our. business reputation of over
55 years that there was never so perfect a
wheel made. It Itads them all. lieestigdte
and you will ride no other. Pleaseall sad
examine, at our local agencies, or at ouar
stores, 147 Washington and s13 Broad St.,
ILLUSTRATED CATALOOUB
Mas' uopon nac#e...
hle * Z5 John P. tovell rms o.
Thte AIber lf Yla BOS TO,, 7dgBS.
A liapst at ea,61 a in .. 'lhbad ma
nIB1WDi TUOB
spaled by Lydia . PoldaaB
Vegetable Comound.
atmrview With wrs. U. A. Lt-mb .
I have reason to think t·at I would
not be here now-if it had not been for
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Corn
pound. It cured me of a fibroid tumar
in my womb.
Doctors eoulc do nothing forme, and
they could not cute me at the hcpitael
I will tell you about it:
I h4d been in my usual health, but
had worked quite hard. - When my
monthly period came on, I flowed very
badly. The doctor gave me medicine,
but it did me no good. He said the
flow must be stopped if possible, and
he must find the cause of my trouble.
Upon examination, he found there
was a libroid Tumor in my womb, and
gave me treatment without any benefit
whatever. About that time a lady
called on me, and recommended Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,
said she owed her life to it. L
L said I would try it, and did. Boom
after the flow became more natural and
regular I still continued taking the
Compound for some time. Then the
doctor made an examination again,
and found eve-ything all right. The
tumor had passed away and that dull
ache was gone.-MRS. B. A. LoxAjD,
Box 71, Westdale, Mass.
S every ingredient in
Hires Rootbecr is health
giving. The blood is
improved, the netves
soothed, the stbmach
benefited by this delicious
beverage.
HIRES
Rootbeer
Quenches the thirst, tickles
a- the palate; fill of snap, sparkle
a. and effervescence. A temper
S ance drink for everybody.
iU ads oo;y by The Churles S. Hire Co., Fh:Iulpsl.
A pscik&a makes ive gahloos.
Wanted--Agents I
Birrle Dealers: all cities in United tteteti
handlie New spur leel Clip , for bitycle ridergi
stnbtitute for toe cliip ; exclunivo territor : :large
profits aa ored; sample pair by mall 35 eta.
W. .S. 'iEllt I AM, iot Fulton St., P.oom R11. N. Y. City.
[It Inhaler CUBES and ra
stores the sense of TASTE, iSELL and
IIEAKIN41. $1.(1).
\W. H.. SMITIu & CO., in'.ale, N. Y., Preop.
$] 5 PER DAY you can make. Honorable
V.U.u.. .. No .o nvassing to learn how
Sentd 4.'stm n-s, aoddrem,Lxcbnnge.. iT.CharlOtt "
aAE 1TR We want oneb agnt in this County
Ns, icle on earth '. t rac all expeUstO. e ULrOAoU
GLYZA C.E.iI. . ... .....Im...S.. 1-. .
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