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"I perceive." said the barber, "that
you shave fourself and that you are
a right-handed person. I know that
you share yourself and that you
are right - handed because your
hair, where it ends in front of your
ears, is blocked out by the ruaor at
unequal lengths. It is much longer,
a tau quarter of an inch longer, be
tore your left ear than before your
right one. These inaccuracies show
me that you shave yourself, and the
longer hair on the left side shows you
to be right-handed. For you have,
you see, a better, freer reach with the
right hand, And In the irst stroke of
shaving that you make on the right
side the trained muscles of your arm
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The Pennsylvania railroad company
has decided to construct a tunnel seven
miles long to avelid the great Horse
shoe curve, which is one of the most
notable features on the line. It will
be the largest enterprise of the kind
in railroad construction so far attempt
ed on this continent. The Hoosec, the
longest at present in operation, is less
than four miles in length. The Cas
cade tunnel of the Great Northern rail
way is two and one-half miles long
and the -tunnel projected through the
Sierra to reduce 1,500 feet of grade on
the Central Pacific railroad will be
only one and one-half miles in length.
The proposed Pennsylvania railroad
tunnel will shorten the line only three
milts and reduce the time in transit
three minutes,. but the lessening of
wear and tear on the rolling stock,
which must be very heavy on the pres
sat curves and grades of the Horser
shoe, will doubtless compensate the
eomnany for the investment.
Sam Wood, a hunter of the North
Carolina mountains, has a tame mink,
which he caught when it was a baby.
He uses it as a ferret and finds it an
excellent rabbit catcher. One day he
tried it on tnout. He let it go hungry
all morning, and then took it to a
trout stream, tying a string to its leg,
and allowing it to wander about a
well-known trout pool. The mink
walked out upon a log, stood still for
awhile, and suddenly made a grab into
the water with his paw. It broust up
a small trout Wood took the fish
away, and the performance was re
I peated. Now the malak is famous
throughout the mountains as a troul
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diseases of women. I have nursed somo
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OUR QUEER LANGUAGE.
, When the English tongue we speak
e Why is "break" not rhymed with
e- Will you tell me why it's true
a We say "sew," but likewise "few;"
And the maker of a verse
Cannot cap his "horse" with "worse?"
"Beard" sounds not the same as
"Cord" is different from "word;"
"Cow" is cow, but "low" is low;
r "Shoe" is never rhymed with "foe."
r Think of -"hose" and "dose" and
And of "goose"-and yet of "choose."
Think of "comb" and "tomb" and
F "Doll" and "roll;" aLd "home" and
u And since "pay" is rhymed with "say','
Why not "paid" with "said," I pray?
g We have "blood" and "food" and
t "Mould" is not pronounced like
Wherefore "done," but "gone" and
m Is there any reason known?
And, in short, it seems to me
I Sounds and letters disagree.
THE REAL NICE CONDUCTOR.
As Mildred and Cousin Laura got in
I to the car it started with a jerk and
d Cousin Laura sat down hard. Mil
dred, too, was knocked off her feet,
e and worst of all, that lovely bag of
s sugar-plums broke and the candy roll
all over the floor.
"Oh, dear," cried Mildred, "all my
I sugar-plums are gone!"
"No, not all, for the conductor gath
ered up the broken bag with the few
that were left inside it, and gave it
d "Fank you," said Mildred, "I'm sorry
I spoiled ve floor of your car."
t The conductor smiled. "Never
mind, Missie. It'll be swept up, and
E' you'd never know the difference. But
it's too bad you lost your candy."
"Isn't he a nice conductor?" Mil
dred said, after he had taken their
fare and gone away. "I wish I didn't
b spoil vs floor. Don't you fink, Cousin
L, Laura," she went on, after thinking a
r. few minutes, "vat maybe he might
n like a sugar-plum?"
e "I shouldn't wonder if he would,"
y said Cousin Laura.
a So by-and-by, when the conductor
5, came through again, Mildred pulled
a at his long coat and he stopped.
k "Won't you have some sugar
ýr plums?" she asked, holding out the
P The nice conductor smiled again.
h "Thank you," he said, taking one.
"I wanted you to have some," said
i Mildred gravely, "'cause you didn't
scold me one bit. And I like not to
The nice conductor laughed this time
and began to tell Mildred about his
own two little girls. Mildred listened
hard and made him take two more
sI ugar-plums-one for each of them.
And when Mildred and Cousin Laura
-got off the car at last, the conductor
waved his hand to them and Mildred
waved pack. Then she gave a little
skip and squeezed Oousin Laura's
"Wasn't he a real nice conductor?"
she said.-Brooklyn Eagle.
THE TWO FIRE DEMONS.
A startling exhibition has recently
been given in Paris by two young
Americans, whom the people there call
the "Two Fire Demons." So remark
able was this exhibition that a well
known scientific paper became inter
ested in it, and its investigation has
resulted in the discovery of the sec
One of the most startling feats per
formed by the young men was to
stand on the stage, in full view of the
audience, and without any apparatus
in sight, cause, long and brilliant
flames to dart from the tips of their
fingers and from their mouths, last
ing at least half a minute. No one
could discover how Utle feat was done,
though every chance was given to the
audience to do so.
Here is the explanation: Dress
ed throughout in brilliant red, the men
stood on a carpeted box, which was
ostensibly intended to raise them up
in full view, but really to contain the
half chemical, half mechanical device
by which they produced the results.
This box concealed two rubber bags
containing illuminating gas, and com
pressed by weights. To the h~el of
each man's right shoe was attached
a contrivance terminating in a spout.
This spout was the point of entrance
for the gas.
Attached to the spout was a slender
tube of vulcanized rubber, which be
ing of the same red color as the cos
tume of the performer, was not seen
by the audience. The tube was car
ried up the leg and the back and in
side both sleeves next to the skin. At
the wrist the tube was connected with
a still smaller tube, very flexible, and
of the color of flesh, and this ran along t
the palm of the hand, terminating at
the tip of the forefinger in an opening
under the nail. A similar small tube
ran along the neck and under the
chin as far as the lips.
To make a connection between th~ C
small tube of his body and the on I
that ran up from the gas bag in the
box beneath him, the performer had a
only to place his heel carefully on a
certain spot in the carpet. Thus the
gas was made to flow into the small I;
tube and as it poured out of the opening
at his finger tib or at his lips. as the C
case might be, he ignited it by a
spark from an electrical machine con
cealed in his clothing. a
So the "Two Fire Demois" turned a
out to be nothing but clever tricksters. t
after all.-New York News.
Jesagle turned, twisted and rocked in t
her little chair. There had been au
long silence. At last Bridget gather
ed up the stained towels and the
empty milk bottles and said:
"Well, ma'm, it's pretty bad. I'll
leave R oak for a half hour, then it a
will eome, for the milk went on 'fore
the Ink had time to dry."
"ll right, Bridge, that will do."
%rs anders ansrwered, and Bridget
+lt the room. ACi. there was si
tlnally Jes5a alIppe out of her
hlimr sand went slowly my to where
Baar me k St O e little
pto1 Ihra O l mwanthe
science prick ever harder' than ever.
She stood still a moment and then
she said with a sob:
"Mamma, don't you love me any
more? I'm sorry 'bout the ink."
Mrs. Sanders went on sewing as
she said firmly:
"Of course I love you, Jessie, but
could anyone help being disappoint
ed in a little girl who came down to
breakfast and was angry to find it
cold who slapped her baby brother be
cause he knocked down her house of
blocks, and then cried because she
was told to put them all neatly away;
and who finally spilled a bottle of ink
on the carpet, when she had often lbeen
told never to use the ink, but to use
a pencil until she was old enough to
be careful? -It is only a little past 10.
You have been dressed one hour. Yes,
I am disappointed."
Jessie crept away to the darkened
hallway and sat down on the stairs.
"I told her I was sorry," she said to
the umbrellas, whose queer heads
peeped inquisitively at her from the
brass holder near by, "and still she's
disappointed. Guess I'll go upstairs
and hide. Never come back again.
Then when she finds me all starved to
death she'll be sorry."
Jessie stole softly away with a last
good-by peep at mamma quietly sew
ing on the aprons and baby softly
sleeping in his go-cart. When she
reached the attic she heard the hall
clock strike. "Half past ten," she
murmured, as she shut the door. Then
she sat on a bundle of rugs and cried.
She'd wait till dark a#1 then go be
hind the big trunk and stay. Wouldn't
they be corry to find her there all
starved? How long would it take,
days and days? She and Alice
would have another doll reception.
Their last one was po nice. They had
chicken sandwiches, little ones, cut
three-cornered, and pink lemonade,
and it was so good! But not as good
as those little tarts Bridget made just
yestcrday, with lattices across them
and plenty of sugar. No more parties,
picnics, tarts. Nothing but starving.
But they'd all be sorry then! The
Niagara ricnic would never be now.
They were going to have the hydrant
for the falls, and such lovely things
to eat, bread and jam. Oh! how good
bread and jam seemed just then. "It
won't take long," Jessie sobbed, "I'm
most starved now."
At last Jessie raised her head and
looke-l about her. The attic seemed
so dark. The sunbeams had all gone
from the little window.
"It's getting dark," she thought fear
fully. "I've been starving hours.
Guess they've had lunch and are eat
ing dinner now. Wonder if they have
pie or pudding. I do so love pudding.
Guess I'll be starved really to death
by mor-;-n:;. It's getting darker. I
I guess I'li creep dowq and see what
they are do!-:g. Maybe they're talk
ing aout mo. Then I can see what
they have for dinner and if I would
want any. Tl:cn I can come back and
they will never know till they find me
Jessie opened the door and stole
softly out and down the stairs. The
wind was whistling and she heard the
rain on the tin roof of the porch. How
dark it was. Could she ever go back
to the attic! She stopped at the sit
ting room door. She hoped the gas
was lighted in there. Of course they
were all at dinner. So she opened the
door to see. There was Bridget scrub
bing that ink spot. There was the
baby still asleep. And mamma. At
the click of the door knob mamma had
turned and was holding out her arms.
"Come on dear, if you are really
sorry. We will have to be happy in
doors, for it's all rainy outside. Come
kiss me and get ready for luncheon."
Jessie ran and threw herself into the
welcome arms, sobbing.
"Oh! I will be good. I thought I
was starved. I---"
But Bridget interrupted by saying:
"It's all out, ma'm." And the clock
in the hall struck 11.-Chicago Rec
EXTENSION OF AN INDUSTRY.
Modern Shoe Shining as a Sign of the
Luxury of the Timers.
The oldtime bootblack, with his lit
tle box slung on his back, has almost
disappeared from the streets. He is
chiefly seen now in the office buildings,
where he goes around and scatters
shines in the ofices themselves. He
has lost much of his street business be
cause of the superior convenieqce of
the chairs which capitalists in the
shining business have set up on the
corners. Even these were far from
being the final expedient ,and they in
turn suffered from the shining mag
nates who hired little basements, fit
ted them with chairs, offered shelter
and shines together and sold shoe
strings. What bootblacks there are
left usually wear lettered caps, with
numbers and names of companies.
It is hard to say whether all this has
come about through the extension of
the Italian padrone system or through
the modern tendency toward trusts.
But the business has now taken still
another step. A company, with a main
office and a charter, offers to send its
bootblacks to the houses of its cus
tomers to shine the shoes of one or
any number of persons, the boy to call
at a certain hour of stated days in the
week-any days and as many as the
customer may select-without giving
the customer the slightest trouble of
sitting in a chair and losing time,
or so much as putting his foot on a
box while he goes on with his work.
Payment is to be .made in tickets,
wvhich are to be had only at the main
olfce, and they come cheaper if you
buy a lot. If you insist on having your
3hoes shined before 8 a. m., there is
an extra ciharge. Also a distinction is
made hbetween a shine and a polish,
the former cTting five cents and the
latt.r ten ce:ts.
And so the man with money is tak
en care of more and more. The time
is coming when he will live In an up
holstered box. and his food and drink
and amusements will be all brought
and placed where he cannot miss
them. And yet the time was when
good King Arthur stole barley meal
and made his own pudding and the
Queen got up in the morning to fry
the remnanrts of it-New York Trib
Australian Coal in Mexico.
Nearly the whole of the coal brought
From Australia to Merco is deposited
st the port of Acapulco, in the State
-f GCmrrero, the coaling station of the
-ritish squadron in Pacific waters.
The Washington Post remarks that
a great many individuals who are
eal ured as 'Men of the Hour' in the
nma-rzinees; would not stand fifteen
milnutes worth of analysis."
The amount of blood in the burn:r
,em.5 is onethirteenth of the bc,,
THE EFFECT OF CLOSE GRAZING.
The early clover is injured when
cattle are permitted on the field.
There is a temptation to allow cows
to use the clover field some, but any
gain by so doing is always at the ex
pense of loss in some other manner.
Cattle do much harm by trampling,
for which reason not even the pasture
should be used until the grass has
made considerable growth. Close
grazing should never be allowed.
COOKING FOOD FOR STOCK.
There is but little doubt but that
with potatoes or other starchy foods
there is a gain in cooltng them over
feeding them raw, ,and among the
starch foods we also include corn and
wheat, and that grain has been esti
mated at from ten to twbnty per cent.
If not over ten per cent. it will scarce
ly pay to take the trouble of cooking
unless it can be d6ne without using
extra fuel, or there are a large num
ber to cook for. A gain of twenty
per cent. in feeding value would
come nearer leaving, a profit to pay
for the labor but that must depend
greatly upon the amount of grain and
the kinds, mixed with the potatoes.
For beets, turnips and pumpkins, we
do not think it.pays to cook them, as
they are too watery when boiled.
PROFIT IN SHEEP.
While some breeders of sheep are
worrying over wool and its price year
after year, declaring that there "is no
money in sheep," other breeders are
making more money from sheep than
ever before. One farmer in New York
derived over $1,000 from 100 ewes by
selling "hot house" lambs, according
to report, using the improved breeds.
While this may not be accomplished
by all who venture into the keeping
of sheep, yet it should not he over
looked that wool is only one product
from sheep. Lamb and mutton bring
better prices than wool, and some of
the mutton breeds of sheep contain
individual members of the flocks that
weigh over 300 pounds each, on the
hoof. The lambs from such large
sheep grow very rapidly, and reach
the market weeks ahead of scrub
lambs, thus bringing high prices, be
cause they get into market before
competition is strong.
THE BALANCED RATION.
There has been too much insistence
upon all the niceties of fixing up a
ration that would have 3ust the pro
portion of the various elements recom
mended by the tables prepared by our
scientists. Not that I would try to
destroy any one's faith in these stand
ards! They are the sum of much ac
curate experimental work. But they
can serve only as a sort of guide, and
the experience of many feeders shows
that different proportions often are
just as profitable in the feeding. This
was shown at the Pan-Amer:can dairy
tests, and it has been shown at many
other times. The matter has been
further complicated by the effort to
give variety to the feed. The result
of it all is that many pretty intelli
gent farmers regard the whole mat
ter as too complicated for them, and
they pay no heed to anything said
about balancing rations.
An experienced dairy teacher tells
the farmers that he has learned to
make half of the grain rations for cows
from bran or oats. He regards one of
these as essential to best results They
give the mineral elements in liberal
quantities, and they furnish something
the chemist does not value as highly as
do the cows. Half the ratioh should be
bran or oats. That is a simple propo
sition, easy to start with. He uses
silage with enough corn in it to furnish
the fat forming elements freely, so
he does not need cornmeal in the grain
ration. What, then, shall the other
half of the grain ration be? Make it
whatever is rich in proteine, is con
venient, reasonably cheap and satis
factory in its effects upon the product.
Thens are gluten and dried brewer's
grain and buckwheat middlings and
many other materials. Such a ration
balances itself pretty well, without
close figuring, or so the cow thinks.
David, in Farm and Fireside.
A proper rotation is of prime import
ance, but one cannot have its good
results and continually break in upon
its prescribed lines. Many make no
effort to pursue a well defined policy.
Others follow a rotat:on after a fash
ionu, but violate its ru!es upon very
slight pretexts. If rotation is good
for part of a field, it is good for all
of it, and the part interfered with Is
always the poorest part of the field,
the very part needing systematic care.
Practical farmers have found that a
careful rotation not only increases
the quantity and improves the quality
of all &ops grown, but gradually in
proves the texture and the fertility of
the soil. In the iace of these well
known facts farmers will break their
rotation, when with a little effort it
might have been kept intact. Perhaps
a clay point of three or four acres is
poorly seeded to clover. Clearly the
right thing to do would be to re-seed
in the spring when seeding the wheat
land. But no, this man plows it for
corn. What has he done? He has
deprived the soil of the renovating
crop, and has subjected it to the
hard task of growing two consecu
tive crops, a task hard even for the
best soil. Nor is this all. The .ext
time in the rotation that this field is
seeded to clover, it will be found still
less alble to grow a good crop without
liberal quantities of manure. In a
rotation of crops, no part of the soil
intended for the plow should be pas
tured. Don't pasture stalks, as it
tramps in the wheat. Don't pasture
young clover, for it needs a good
growth to insure it against freezing
out. Don't pasture what is to be
broken in the spring, as it has a tend
ency to make clods: and twentieth cen
tury farming is not to be done among
clods. Soil, climate and market must
determine what your rouation is to he
and when it is once established treat
it with respect.-A. N. Springer, in
COMMON SENSE POULTRY KEEP
I have used an incubator for the
past three years with splendid suc
ces. I keep about 100 fowls. raise
about 300 each season and b'ecf them
tor fancy, for eggg and for pleasure.
I sell eggs for hatching and make
some money. I hatch all may chicks
in the incabatorand raise them in a
brooder and have.never had the slight
et trouble in raising them. I feed
rend oats, egg bread. miRt eea a4d i
a general variety of anything they will
eat. Give plenty of green food, such
as chopped lettuce, green wheat, etc.
I have no particular rules to follow.
There are a few simple, natural laws
to. understand and apply and the rest
is easy. The first of these is to keep
the chicks comfortable. Don't let
them cry, keep them in pursuit of
something, keep them busy and let
them work. Idleness breeds disease.
I sometimes watch the chicks for
hours, note their every move, listen to
the shuffling of their little feet as they
scratch in the chaff or sand to the
mingled chirp of happiness as they
bury themselves in the chaff and now
and then find a morsel of food. I
sometimes take a piece of meat and
cut it up in small bits and throw it
to them, a little at a time, and how I
do laugh to see them rush, run and
fall over each other, tumble in downy
heaps, then scatter and chase each
other again. This is a splendid tonic
for both the chicks and myself.
I keep breeding stock in a scratch
ing shed house and in feeding and
caring for them make use of a little
common sense and keep them busy.
I don't allow them to be idle a minute.
Give them plenty of good food such as
wheat, corn, oats, a little meat or
green bone, good sharp grit, pure
water and all the green stuff they will
cat. Keep them at work but don't
stuff them. Let them always be
hungry enough to work with a vim.
Give them plenty of sunshine and a
good dust bath. Keep the house clean,
I mean clean enough for a man to
live in. Don't crowd your chickens
into a close, filthy, dark room that
you would be unwilling to sleep in.
Don't use tonic, medicines, etc., ex
cept in acute*cases. Don't doctor.
Think and study nature.-A. P. Hen
derson, in New England Homestead.
THE FARMER'S HORSE.
There are certain characteristics
that belong to all good horses-farm
horses and all others. Constitution,
easiness of keeping, gentleness of dis
position, action, etc. The farmer and
his horse are co-laborers, and unless
they can work together, each doing
his part faithfully and willingly, and
each enjoying, or at least having no
aversion to, the company of the other,
some of the profit and much of the
pleasure that ought to result from the
labor will be lost. Action, too, is a
very important quality for the farm
horse, as well as for tne roadster. In
fact, no horse has any business to be
alive unless he has reasonably good
action. A farmer can ao a much bet
ter job of work with the rapid, steady
walking team than with the slow,
poking, wavering gaited sluggards. A
better furrow is turned in plowing,
more clods are broken in harrowing,
more weeds are killed in cultivating
with the rapid walker. In addition to
this the time saved is a great item.
The fast walking team can rest one
day in the week and yet do more work
than the slow team, antd do it better.
In seasons of pressing work and un
certain weather the fast walkers are
of immensely more value than the
slow ones. All these characteristics
belong, as I have said, to all horses.
When we undertake to point out the
qualities of the farm horse in particu
lar we find it very hard to do, for the
simple reason that the farm horse is,
and must le a general purpose horse.
The draught horse, the roadster, the
saddle horse-each is fitted for one
particular place. But one horse can
not fill two places and fill both as
well as the horse that has been bred
for one place and fills that one The
farm horse is not a dual purpose horse,
but a plural purpose horse. He must
do not two kinds of work, but a great
many kinds of work on the farm
heavy work and light work, quick
work and slow work--ad in a great
many cases must serve as riding and
driving horse, too. Therefore, it is
hard to determine what is the best
type for a farm horse. Every farmer
must decide for himself according to
his circunJstances-the relative
amount of heavy and light work that
he has to do, the nature of the land
that he farms, etc.; and in case he
wants to do his farming with breeding
mares he must take into account
the kind of horse he wants to raise.
On large farms, where the services of
several teams are required, some
heavy and some light horses may be
used to advantage. But the small far
mer who can keep but one or at most
two teams, and espeolally one who
farms hilly land, will find it best, I
think, to keep light horses.-C. E.
Lewis before the West Virginia Live
Stock Breeders' Association.
Profited by Observation.
"Pesides the "A B C Schools,' as
ILinc·oln called them," says "McClure's
Mai!zine." "the only other medium of
ed(ur::tion in the country districts of
Kentucky in those days was 'preach
ing. Itinerants like the schoolmasters,
the ]prachers, of whatever denomina
tion, were generally uncouth and illit
erate; the code of morals they taught
was mainly a healthy one, and they,
no d ubt, did much to keep the consci
ences of the pioneers awake. It is dif
ficuit to believe that they ever did
mue.. for the moral training of young
I..inccIn, though he certainly got his
first notion of public speaking from
them; and for years in his boyhood
one of his chief delights was to get his
;layrjategs abhaout him, and preach and
thump until he had his auditors fright
ened or in tears.
"He went swimming in the even
ings: fiehd with the other boys in
Pig.:en Creek, an-I caught chubs and
au?:-rs enough to delight any boy; he
wrstl U. j, lumped and ran races at the
noo1 rcsts. He was present at every
co;uI:y horse -race and fox-chase The
sports hle preferred were those which
brorcht men together; the spelling
schol, the husking-bee, the 'raising;'
andi of all these he was the life by his
wit, his stories, his good nature, his
dogge:rel verses, his practical jokes,
and by a rough kind of pol!tenes'.-for
even in Indiana in those times there
was a notion of politeness, and one of
Lincoln's schoolmasters had even giv
en 'lessons in manners.' Lincoln
seems to have profited in a degree by
them, for Mrs. Crawford, at whose
homer he worked some time, declares
tbat he always 'lifted his hat and bow.
ed' when he made his appearance."
'She Thought It a Pity.
Wu Ting-fang, the Chinese Minister
told the ladies of the Washington
I.aw College a story that made them
"I was at a banquet a few nights
ago," he said, "and I met the wife of
one of the members of Congress. She
sat near me at table. I tried to p
entertaining. Finally, she leaned over
and said: 'Oh, Mr. Wu, we all think
you are so brilliant. Isn't it a pity you
are only Chinese,?"'-New York World.
The bacillus of the grip is the small
i eut disease germ yet disovered.
Prtness Victoria of ,agad, with
00,000 a year of her own and ao house
hold to maintain, may well "eao life.
Her sisters, the Debes a Fpl and
Princess Charles of Denmark, now re
aeol" a similar income each. equal to
that paid each of their aunts when
married, excepting the Empress Fred
eric, who was granted more, as being
Queen Victoria's eldest daughter and
princess royal. The dowries have
dropped, ant neither the Duchess of
Fife nor Princess Charles was given
a lump sum from the country, $00,000
or $1~0,000, when they were married.
However, they did not lose so very
much, owing to the custom which has
sprung up of late 'years of allowing
royal brides to accept valuable pres
ents from outsiders.
Dr. Frank W. Allport. one of the
leading ocuittts of Chicago, was re
cently appointed examining physician
by the board of education. A pupil
from one of the schools where "fads"
are more thoroughly In vogue than in
almost any other public school, came
to Dr. Allport in the regular course of
events to have his eyes examined. The
physician went through the usual for
mula for discovering the defects of vis
ion. He placed a chart before the boy.
The first word was "hat." "Now read
this word," said the doctor. "Hhhuh
ah-tuhhh," sputtered the boy. "Then
try this," said the doctor, pointing to
"big." "Buh-th-guhhh," stammered
the boy. "Madam," said the doctor to
the boy's mother, "there is seme more
serious defect here than a visual one.
The vocal organs seem to be affected."
"Oh, no," answered the mother, "he
could spell and read quite well until
he went to school and took up this new
uhonetic method."-New York Times.
Coal in China.
The greatest coal field of the old world is
that of northern China. Although not yet
known as to its limits and quality, it is con
sidered better than all the others put to
gether. This same statement can also be
truthfully made in regard to the merits of
Hostetter's Stomach hitters, it being thn
best medicine in the world for indigestion,
dyspepsia, nervousness, insomnia, and ma
laria, fever and ague. A trial will convince
you of its value.
It's all right for a man to have many
trials, but he should draw the line at con
A Doctor's Testimonial.
Dr. C. I. S. Cawthon, of Andalusia, Ala..
writes: "Tetterine is superior to any remedy
known to me for Eczema and stubborn skin
diseases." 50o. a box by mail from J T.
Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga., if your druggist
don't keep it.
The proper age at which a girl should
marry is the parsonage
Tyner's Dyspepsal Remedy is a liquid
preparation and knocks all tablets out. It
cures Indigestion, Dyspepsia. Vertigo, Full
ness of Stomach, Headache. 50c. Druggists.
It's funny that when a man's taken in
he feels put out.
How's his ?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J Cansr & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
We,theundersigned, have known F. J.Che
ney for the lant 15 years, and believe him per
fectly honorable in all business transactions
and financially able to carry out any obliga
tion made by their firm.
WaST & Tavtx,Wholesale Druggists,Toledo,
Wanrxo, KrIxix&MAavnr,Wholesale Drug
gists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, act
Ing directly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system. Price, 75c. per bottle.
Sold by all Druggists. Testimonials free.
Halls Family Pills are the best.
Crooked ways often lead to straiten
Best For the Bowels.
No matter what ails youn, headache to a can
cer, you will never get well until your bowels
are put right. CasciaaSe help nature, cure
you without a gripe or pain, produce easy
natural movements, cost you just 10 cents to
start getting your health back. CAscA~aZT
Candy Cathartic, the genuine, put up in metal
boxes, every tablet has C. C. C. stamped on
it. Beware of imitations.
It often happens that the lawyer with
the most suits is the most shabbily dressed
Earllest Rasslan Millet.
Will you be short of hay? If so. plant a
plenty of this prodigally prolific millet. 5 to
8 tons of rich hay per acre. Price, 60 lbs.,
*1.90; 100 lbs., $3.00; low freights. John A.
Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis. A
The man who's looking for trouble can
find trouble without trouble.
FITS permanently cured. No fits ornervous
ness after Afirst day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
NerveRestorer. #trial bottle and treatisetree
Dr. R. H. KLur, Ltd., 981 Arch St., Phila., Pa.
In the matter of weather the unpre
dicted always happens.
Each package of PUTSAI FaDInLss Dra
colors either Silk, Wool or Cotton perfectly
at one boiling. Sold by all druggists.
No man need hope to shake the hand
I am sure Piso's Cure for Consumption saved
my life three years ago.-Mas. Tuoas R6as
amls, Maple St., Norwich, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1900.
The worm and the organ grinder will
. . . j"
Id One may saoll the seen and visit every land nd everywbhre w.ill nd,
is nor the inclination, whether on pleasure bent or business, to use those . "
m medleines which cause excessive purgation and then leave the Internal
d organs in a constipated condition. Syrup of Pigs is not built on those
lines. It acts naturally, acts effectively, cleanses, sweetens and strengthens
the internal organs and leaves them in awhealthy condition.
If in need of a laxative remedy the most excellent Is Syrup of Figs, but
when anything more than a laxative 1s required the sfe and scientifie plan
Is to consult a competent physician and not to resort to those medicines .
In which claim to care all manner of diseases.
d Thre California Fig Syrup Co. was the first to manuahcture a laxative remedy :
Swhich would give satisfaction to all; a laxative which physiieans could
sanctioen and one friend recommend to another; so that today its sales proba,,y
exceed all other laxptives combined. In some places considerable quantitles of
old-time catharties and modern imitations are still sold, but with the general
diftsion of knowledge, as to the best medicinal agents, Syrup of Pigs has come
gand ever beneficial action.
The quality of Syrup of Figs is due not only to the excellent combination of
the laxative and earminative principles of plants, known to act meet beneficially
Is on the system, with agreeable and refreshing aromatic liquids, but also to the .
orginal method of mantheture. In order to get the genuine and its benefleflai :
er sbcts one should always note the full name of the Compsny-Ca· i ral aig J.
Syrup Co.-printed on the front of every package.
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" For 2s years I have never
missed taking Ayer's Sarsaparil
every spring. It cleanses my
blood, makes me feel strong, sad
does me good in every way."
John P. Hodnette, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Pure and rich blood
carries new life to every
part of the body. You
are invigorated, refreshed.
You feel anxious to be
active. You become strong,
what Ayer's Sarsaparilla
will do for you.
$1. a battle. All drujbias.
Ask your dortor what he thinks of Ayers'
Sarsaparlla. He knows all aboutthtla_
old family mzllrlno. Fellow l advlS .34
wdwill be satisfiLLed.
J. C. AYnE Co.. Low, ass.
THE LANIER SOUTHERN
M ACON GA.
Thorough In all apponutmen. Busness
men re.ovfnal" our ,ilplomau as a teatlmo.
nial of ability and worth. All b/snerht taught.
Full informatinn cbheerfully tfurunahe.
TELL THE ADVERTISERrou,-Aw I,.AnTy
TISEMENT IN TRIs PAPER- VT-io12 1902
NWare ae merob-oeatag
whlts ea erth. Balser's New 0th
edatly 4)'tatke tle bke. easl a nrte
pria u As bigges yielder vrythers. Thb fect
h IVs oa, arm bre to prodc. The U S. Depart
mentef A&l slhureslima bsteatef oever Osampime ad
kiads e iled, Salier's t beet How do ys like tht.
Mlr arnM..? O anew 20lth Centary Oat is bnau to *epletoly
revostlomiese nt growlg alnd we epvet deeens of f(a mer to vpert
yieldm in1 ~0 runalgtr frea 30 to 810 bshe per sn,. Ploe ia
dirt sheep Be l the LwiI and buy thle variety tlls sprig asell o
year soighbers b. osINtaug fll fr nd It willeawrey p yes.7
Salzevas IMaiel Whoat-42 bes. pe, Acr
The only spring wheatm s earsi tiht wil yield a pylageropq orth eaL. soeth
and west and In every stae It lb. to Unt. We aloa have hlb essbrated Mae ..
leal wheat, yldIlaIg aear ras. 63 bushels per awe.
Ts meal msvrlnots a an. bha. bl e earth. piodulg rom to abe ls
ewans ad 6ns o risby per ac.
We are the largst gr and w re sto ol ear strli Peas. eas, swea e eero e
all money makiag vegetables is eaermous. Prie are very lew. Oase and N
mast sad up a penad. Catalge. tells.
For 1Oc-Wo.wt $10
Our preat cataleogue totain fall descriploa or k* erdlee aIy.
yielding 13 birehelas o 1rip Iea I Coe ,osian pal blehale;
oar petsate, y.ldt0 0 buOhdes pee are: oar grei aod otever
miatIr.. pndvoia tes sCr o agaiaal hbay; ur pe
" Oat, with 1s 0 too. of hbay, sad Taeslte with U ism
of gre *4 per wn. alra groat esaologa
worti )100 to sy wile a ko r
rip s. psets,-
JON A ALZERSEEDRCO.&ir
The styl that lead. the wenrd.
Ask ar delor to order sle
ye dsoiree accept no shgubts.t
ROYAL WORCESTER CORSET CO.,
w Wr. Ma...
"LEADER" end "REPEATER"
SMOKELESS POWDER SHOTGUN SHELLS
are used by the best shots In the country beCauad they are so accurate,
uniform and reliable. All the world's cbmplonship sand records have been
won and made by Winchester shells. Shoot them and you'll shoot well.
USED BY THE BEST SHOTS, SOLD EVERYWHERE
The wemderful medicine,
Ripans Tables, cured me
in three weeks after having
suffered for five years. My
troublewas dyspepsia, and as
I believe came from eating
too much sweet stuff.
The WF!-Osat peeket is eanagh for am
ordinary oocasion. The family bottle,
60 eats, eontatas a supply for a year.
PEERLESS PEA HULLER.
Cleans Peas, Beans aad
Sorghum Seed Perfeetly.
Price right We pay hfreights.
J. E. Sanders' latest Improv
ed. Also Hay Presses.
Peerless Pea Huller Ce.
Box 3, Dalton, Oa.
1000 gallon cistern.... $14.00
155000 gallon cistern.... 18.00
2100 gallon cistern.... 28.00
Cypress sash and doors very cheap,
wire screens and doors cheap.
H. F. LEWIS & CO., Limited.
8163 BARONNE ST., NEW ORLEANS, LA
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a./F Blok of teadwooda 'd 10 days' tret...
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