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Ily Dr. George G. Groff.
l'i:V wi-ckH nso, In a Pennsylvania rollopo, tlio professor
(if lml.-my rcqtu-htcd mill tdudont to bring Into hU cLim on
tlio morrow n romplne dandelion jilnnt root, ptcin, lo.ivrs
and flower. In tli!n clan wis a yoiint,' man, a Hordioinnrc.
considered nhovo the average ns a student In language and
lnatlienmllcal ntudle, who liven lu one of the Atlantic sex
board ellleH, who did not know what plunt was meant by
Thin mnv h.x mi i.vfi-r.n:o iihmt rnt Ion of how manv children are trained
find how llttlo they know of natural objects, but many others of a similar
character could bo cited. Tow college students from the cltlen know our
common trees by night. Comparatively few country boys know the names
of any kmhhcs except timothy and orchard grass. The common mammals
they may know by name, but few know the names of the birds about them.
Under tho elective cystem now In vogue in our colleges a man may
graduate from almost any institution, never hating studied for nn hour
chemistry, botany, geology, zoology, or any other (science which treats of
nature. It is scarcely too much to say that srtch graduates are not fitted
for any position as leaders in modern life.
In Porto Ulco a year ago a clergyman who had made a tour of the island
wns asked If ho had neon the coffee plants. He replied that he had, and
that thev were annuals, about the size of tomato plants! And yot this man
M'finl tn tlm Itflirnl ixnt lio tn!rlir hn Informed nhout It and its Deotile. Ills
tnrly education had been defective and he could not observe.
Without Kotno knowledzo of chemistry it la Impossible for one to read
any good modern book, Journal or paper. Our civilization is built on
chemical knowledge. So. also, because our age Is so material, one needs
tmnn r n mvl rwl ir nf iilnnta mtnornla vnelra niid nnlmnls. If tllCSO subjects
PVUiU II '1 VlJV- J rii.A.vu, ..a.........., - -
should bo pursued by youth In general, how much more Important are they
tha onnntrv! A nrpBent- dlfllrultv Is that few teachers.
A V D IIMU SEP a J VUV ,vrua- -- , v V
comparatively speaking, know enough of botany, geology or zoology to
rHrn nnw 1nto1Hrnnt Inufrnptlnn In tlin hrnnrllPS. TllPV have l)CeU trained In
language and mathematics, but Bclence has been slighted. If they attemp!
any instruction at all, It is from a textbook, and science is not to be learned
from books. Think of reading of a dandelion in a textbook and not know
ing it by sight.
The Place of the Horse.
By William F. McSparran.
ff TIM good horse will never lose his place in his service to
mankind. Ills usefulness as an Indispensable agent ioi
purposes of labor and locomotion will no doubt be still
further modified, and much that the horse is doing to-day
In time to come will be performed more cheaply with some
other power: but as the changes grow toward that end
! a i,, -.in mni.n mi1 tvnvo mnvn into nis lninresnauiu
lKfcaas posiUon n3 tho 6teadfast and intelligent friend and com
panion of man.
Tho cable car, the electric car. the bicycle, each iu its turn, it was pre
dicted by tho enthusiasts, would drive the horse into disuse, and finally
prnctic.il extinction, but the horse is still here, better than ever, and those
who love horses shw no evidence of that love growing cold.
Now it is asserted that the automobiles, the electric motors and future
developments of these new methods of migration will surely supplant the
horse. These are new. The horse Is old, and the human heart is not
easily weaned permanently away from its traditions, and the horse will no
more be supplanted by the new rivals than he has been by the earlier
ones, Man's love for a horse is not transferable. The man may love any
number of other things, animate and inanimate, but they will not in any
measure usurp the love he has for a good horse, we may, auu qo, uujojr
the raco between the expensively constructed and skillfully handled auto
mobiles; we cheer the winner and rejoice that the brain of man has con
ceived and the craft of his hand constructed such a beautiful machine, but
we miss the supreme thrill of sympathetic enthusiasm that goes out to the
superb performance of the beautiful horses coming down to the Judges'
stand. , , . .
The machine is a triumph of art and skill and applied mechanics; the
horse is as much or more a triumph of the art and skill and patience and
life labor of tho men who stand behind his pedigree, while his performance
on the track and on the road is the intense expression of his Individual life
and the aspiration of his Intelligence; and the heart and life of man goes
out to him in tho great struggle with a sense of brotherhood.
A thousand mechanical motors can be built to do what the best one has
done but ten thousand horses may have to be bred and trained and tried
before one can equal the record of the winner; and while the breeding and
all is being done for the horse, tho lives of men are being contributed to the
doing and men's love for the horse is growing, and no machine will ever
take its place.
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I Magic Tabled
TiTi Creat Curiosity Now Owned bj'j
YO by a Noble Swedish fa)
N.roI,i:i).N"S magic table is
olie of the greatest curiosities
from the tlnw of the (.rand
. Kmiieror, who hud it in bis
study at the Castle of St. Cloud. After
the death of Napoleon It was bought
wan always shown to all forcL'iier f
distinction who visited the lmperi.il
court. It h a painting, whose ivsciii
bbuitv to what it repres.-nu l the ..I
Illusive ever produced by the p-nltix t
man. One may look at thN strange
production (f art In different limits -the
pieces of money, the fragment f
broken glass, the penknife, water and
cards retain an equally Illusive appear
ance as the observer move round the
table-but It requires a v( ry minute ex
amination to discover nil the truly
inanlcal wonders It possesses." In
these times, when relies of Napoleon I.
are eagerly nought for. the present
whereabouts and the pietuiv of this
masterpiece should certainly lnteivs;
Doet It for a Living.
Elderly Woman Mr. dlnghum. I
don't know about letting you come to
get, Mandy. I'vc heard folks ay you
don't move In good society.
The Young Man (itarlled and indig
nant) Mrs. Jolllfer, if a hI that
run an levator In a swell apartment
houso t' n hours a day ain't moving In
good iociety, I'd like to know what
you call It!"
TOP OF NAPOLEON'S MAC1C TA15LE.
In London by Itaron Hehausen, Swed
ish Ambassador to the Court of St.
James at that time. It is now owned
through inheritance, says the Strand
Magazine, by one of the foremost fami
lies of the Swedish nobility. Inside
the drawer of the table Is pasted an old
slip on which is printed a description,
"He's awfully fant, Isn't he?"
"Well, now, really, I consider him
"But It's taking him m long to sow
his wild oats, you know."
A masher who lived in Marteilles
Was a winner with giddy ffniellles,
Dut a girl from Ilordeaux,
When h? popped, snorted "Neaux!"
And It took all the wind from his
FITS permanently eurod.No fitu or nervous
nns after flrpt day b u.s of Dr. KUiio'b llrcat
NerrtjRsttrpr.titii.-d bottloand tn atisefroo
Dr.lt. II. KLiitK,Ltd.,031 Arohyt., Phila., Pa.
Fcvr me.i arc so accommodating as to be
willing to make fools of tlieinnelvea.
J. C. Blonpson, Marquee, f. Va., says:
"II all's Catarrh Cure cure'd roe of a Tcry bad
cose of catarrh." DnigKibta soil It, 75c.
A rxTioa may have a good oar for music
and still Lave a bad voice for it.
Uf-V-JiV w;-''i)i;-'-j.,J",'ii 1:
HV i i m mi i wmj nil 1, '1
Tailor SIi'aur'iii;nf by Pliwlocrapliy
A new method of measuring for tail
ors has been patented lu Paris. The
person to be measured Is placed before
the camera, and between them is Intro
dueed a network that it photographed
at the same time and serves as a stand
ard. Certain articles are necessary to
obtain a complete result; thus, certain
hidden parts, like tho armpits, etc.,
must 1h indicated by objects visible
from without, and, finally, several
views must be taken from various
standpoints. The subject is also fitted
with a sort of harness which indicates
points of comparison. These points
may. however, be marked directly on
the person instead. The relative posi
tions of the camera, the network, and
the subject are carefully adjusted so
that the subject appears always on tho
same scale, and then the photograph is
taken troni the various necessary
standpoints. St. James's Gazette.
Mrs. Wlaslow's Soothing Syru p for children
teethlnfc.BofU'n the gums, reduooa lnllumma
tlon.allayspaln.coreswIiHl collt. 25c. a bottle
A man always lotvI; foolish when you
auk him how he proposed.
riso'sCureisthobept medicine wo ever used
for all an"eot ions of throat and lungs. Wm.
0. Ehdslei, Vanburen, Ind Feb. 10, 1900.
A new broom may sweep clean, but it is
apt to raise blister.
napoleon's magic table.
Which in modernized English reads as
follows: "The Emporor Napoleon was
highly delighted with this extraordin
ary work of art. . It formed the surface
of one of the tables in his study, and
Nine Men and s Tailor.
Once upon a time there was a tailor
who had only nine customers, but as
the nine were very wealthy men, who
wore a great many suits of clothes
.each season, and were not at all nar
ticular as to how muck they paid for
thorn, he succeeded in- accumulating a
lor tune in a few years.
Moral. Nine men can make a tailor,
if they ouiy spend enough. New lork
THE PRESIDENT AT PLAY.
By Grey E. Mitchell.
N many farms where there is some water front, land other-
wise Avnste can be prontauiy useu ior umui iuuuic.
willows will grow almost anywhere, they should be planted
for greatest profit in a deep, sandy loam, well drained and
thoroughly prepared. The ground should be level and
moist, but there should be drainage. However, willows
will grow in a comparatively dry soil, but the whips will
be smaller, though tougher and more durable than when
grown in a rich, moist soil. The growth under moist conditions Is naturally
more vigorous and much more rapid. According to Dr. B. E. Fermow, Pro
lessor of Forestry at Cornell, the best situation for free and rapid growth
is alon the banks of rivers and brooks which pass through a level country
and on the small Islands which frequently occur In the midst of streams.
Hollows or swales, the soil of which is composed of rich, soft, earthy par
ticles and which can be laid dry, furnish eligible situations for conversion
into osierlcs; if water can occasionally be diverted onto such lands during
the dry summer months, the situation may be considered as perfect. There
are at present thousands of acres of marshy lands in the country, Mr.
t..,... ,t.,t0 w r-.nvini? two ncr cent, per annum, which, if drained at a
n fw .m,t nhintpri with willows, would yield an immense return.
Divine as high as twenty, or thirty per cent, profit. The willow reaches its
greatest production in tne tniru year, auu nu iuui--i un.- ..u
m noniimiP to vield cood results for a long run of years.
Willow baskets, hampers, chairs, etc., are a class of articles for which
there is to-day an enormous demand. The manufacture iu this country is
..,M.'tnff rnnidlv. but not sufflcii'iitlT to meet this demand. Five cents a
V fZ ,i ,viiimv is the price generally paid. At even a much less
T10UJ1U im "'J . ... , .. .
i)rice there is a large profit in growing willows and an occupation U fur-
. i il.
nished for the winter mouuis.
Girls "Work at the Fore.
There is a sturdy smithy at Leeds,
England, who has eight muscular
davghtcrs, all of whom he has trained
to assist him at his work. At present
four are at work in his shop. The
other four wielded the hammer for
several years and then left the busi-
,.,ta un the .duties, of running
i,mc ,.r ibeir own. Every one of
these fouft daughters of the master
smith are to be seen at t e au,
lowing the Ute of their father. They
are up oori'y and spend the working
hours in iliaking gas hooks-bioad.
f . . , T.ii.w o w-al's. It H
requires great patience and enduring
Tho heavy part of the work is per
formed by a machine worked with the
foot. After the mechanical device has
finished its labors the fair blacksmiths,
with sleeves rolled up, put the finish
ing touches on the hooks with a, hard
hammer and get them ready for mar
ket. They toil on a piece-work basis,
and the iugenious blacksmith calls
each a "full hand." New Ork-ans
Tif Trodnct of Orange Tree. .
An orange tree in full bearing has
J been known to produce 13,000 oranges;
MRS. J, E. ODONNEU
Was Sick Eight Years with
Female Trouble and Hnally
Cured by Lydia E. Pinkhani's
"TiKitt Mrs. Pinehaii : I have
never in my life given a testimonial
before, but you nave aone so mucn ior
me that I feel called upon to give you
this unsolicited acknowledgement, oi
V "'STOk ill
MRS. JENNIE E. O'DONN'ELL,
Preiident of OakUnd Woman's Kldlng Club,
the wonderful curative value of Lydla
E. rinkhara's Vegetable Com
pound. For eight years I had female
trouble, falling of the womb and other
complications. During that time I was
more or less of an invalid and not much
?ood for anything, until one day I
ound a book in my hall telling of
the cures you could perform. I became
interested ; I bought a bottle of Lydla
E. rinkliam's Vcffctablo Com
pound and. was helped; I continued its
use and in seven months was cured, and
since that time I have had perfect
health. Thanks, dear Mrs. Pinkham
again, for the health I now enjoy."
ItlRS. Jexnie O'Donkkll, 278 East 31s,t
St., Chicago, 111. 96009 forfeit if mom
testimonial is not genulnt.
Women suffering from any
form of female ills can be cured
by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta
ble Compound. That's sure.
Mrs. Pinkham advises sick vro
taen free. Address, Lynn, Mass.
Genuine stamped C C C. Never sold In balk.
Beware oi tne dealer wno mes w seu
"something just as food."
write for Cat ft Speolal Rat.
for ((Taluat' or tnltlon
refunded. We pay K.K. Khtc
Birmingham. Ala. lilch inrnd.Va.
Housluu, It-x. ColuniLus.Qa.
u.,mM. stuvrtLaiiu ana l ype-
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year, htudeutscaa euter any time. Catalog free.
COMEPXISL CCILECE CF KEKTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Sltdal auardnt Prof. Smith at World Fair
Hok kwpin;. Ruitei, Short hand Ttpe
' WriiiDi nA Tel"frth? tauybt. Si!u.
Adnua, W1LULH K. 8M1X11, Pre. i, Leilitun, Kf
TllKODOUIJ UOOiSEVELT U.N HIS HUNTEU.
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