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THE SCOTT COUNTY NEWSBOY.
FH1L, A HAFNER, PablUhor.
henton. ; . Missouri.
THE OLD HILL-PATH.
Tlstruo; It I an graceful as when. In other
It wound along In beauty to the top; but as I
This munlng hour upon It, sad tenra my eyollda
nil, fH-i i i ': .
For omrthltj' pone forever - from too old
i path op the hill. '
The sunlight and tho shadows rest upor It with
the same 3 ' t
Dear hcnodlctlve presence as In the 6j when
cme M t v ;
No ncninir care to haunt me, f rotu morn till eve
will, - c"-: '.
Ere something passed forever' from tho old
path up the hill.
. ; l " 3- ; i '
The breezes, as they loiter by, tho old airs
The blithe birds In the tree-tops sin; as In my
lire's lost Juno;
And, as then, the myriad blossoms all around
their wenlth dHtlll.
But something's gono forever from the old
path up tho hill.
Something a fare a touch of hand a volco
a presenco lo!
A world that brought me heaven, all vanished
with the Dow
Of pauseless Time, and, slowly, along I wander
With something gono forover from the old path
. v up the hill. ... ' ,
Would ye might come again agatn-oh. days
so aear to me,
And give mo back tho glory of my life's sweet
For, though Summer reigns a goddess, In my
heart lives winter s chill,
Since something's gone forever from the old
path up the hill.
I lift my wet eyes skyward, and plead: "Why
must It be
This Inmost desolation, this awful misery?"
But silence mocks my heart's cry, while fresh
tears my eyelid s nil
Ah! something's gone forover from tho old
path up the hill.
The sun In royal splendor Is flushing all the
The day Is dying dying "twill soon be time
But ah! no rest for mo, as all alone I wander,
With something gone forever from the old path
up mo mil.
George N. Lovejoy, In Youth's Companion,
A DOG COLLAR.
It Was One of the Implements of
a Woman Thief.
On Surulny morning two young1 men
sat in the smoking-room of a cosy
apartment. Outside the snow was fall'
ing silently in preat, blue-vrhite flakes.
On tho divan, his tail anil legs orna
mented with tufts of curly black hair,
his body shaved in tho improved
fashion, a poodle slumbered peaceful
ly, and Hoyd Tailer, the owner of the
premises, attired In a smoking' jacket
of horsey plaid, was lolling in an easy
chair, his slippered feet stretched to
ward the fire. His companion, Arthur
an Made, had been his greatest
friend at college, and this was their
first meeting in three vcars. Van
Stade ha.i been in India killing big
game, and has barely escaped having
the tables turned, as a large scar
across one cheek testified. Tailer had
stayed at home, but to him had come
the greater change. As he expressed
it, he was "a settled down, old married
man with a family" which meant that
lie hud the sweetest little wife in the
world and a tiny mite of pink-and-
wliite humanity known in the house
"That's rather a fine dog you have
there, A'thur, said an Stade, turn
ing to the poodle and lazily looking
over the sleepy animal.
"Well, I should think so," replied
Tailer. "I don't suppose you will be-
lieve me when I tell you that when he
came into my possession he was worth
no less than one thousand dollars.
The spring after you went away," ho
went on, "having finished my college
course, I went over to the other side
for tho London season. I went to
London, and in London I stayed long
over the time 1 had allotted to that
citv had expired. It was there I met
Edith. In six weeks we were env
gaged. Tho remainder of the summer
I passed in Scotland with tho family of
my fiancee. They had planned so go to
Xice when the cold weather came on
and, of course, I determined to go with
them. We went as far as Paris to
gether, but at the last moment I was
detained in that city for a few days,
and was obliged to allow the rest of
the party to proceed without mo, prom-
ising to join them in a week at most.
"I had run short of funds, and tho
remittance expected from my father
had not arrived. This I did not con
sider necessary to explain to Edith
, and her family. I said vuguely that
business kept me in Paris. Four dayi
after their departure tho letter from
my fater arrived. lie had heard of my
engagement, end, to my satisfaction,
approved of it. Besides the amount
expected he sent an additional one
thousand dollars, with which he in'
;tructed me to buy a suitable present
for Edith. As the modest diamond I
had bought for onr engagement had
been my only gift, I was pleased and
gratified with my father's . generous
present. " ' ' ' -
"The following morning I started
out in search of something for my
dear girl, whom I should be with the
very next day. I visited all the lead'
ing jewelry stores on . tho Avenue de
TOpera, and was' so confused by the
glittering array of gems spread out to
Tore the American dollar from wealthy
travelers thatfT could decide on noth
ing. My one thousand dollars, which
bad seemed so much, now made me
despair of finding anything worthy of
my beloved when my eyes fell upon
an extremely beautiful necklace, con
slating of two rows of pearls caught
together at intervals by small diamond
i clasps. It lay in a velvet case of azure
, blue and the moment I saw it I decided
that it wan just' what I wanted.,
asked the prioe. "-
"'five thousand francs, 'monsieur,
repMedtbq salesman, 1
"Kiarttv the s.nm'f had to amend.'
' tvmc-ht it without a moment's hesfta'
tiou. The little blue box was about to
" be wrapped up when the salesman dia-
covered some slight imperfection , in
' the clasp. lie was profuse in his apolo-
v gles, and said that it would be repaired
and ready for me the following morn'
ing. . I explained that this would not
do, as 1 waa to leave the city on the
nkrbt express for Nice.' After a mo
ment's hesitation the jeweler prom
: ised that I sould have it at six o'clock
1 without faiL. :- -
"A I was leaving the store I noticed
, ' woman standing by my aid. : I .'say
J noticed a womant It would be more
' . . . , . V . I - . J I .
ful white hand with long taper Angers,
on one of which wns a diamond of un
usual l.e find briliancv. In this hand
v6l a f.mall. jwcled wnteh, and ail'
was leaving lliu countor I eniijrlit a
few words spoken in a peculiarly
musical volcp. I was too fuU of the
thought of K'llth's hnnpino on re
ceiving iny gift to glance at the
ffottiun s face, and long before I had
reached tho sidewalk she was forgot
"At 6 o'clock I returned, and, true to
his promise, tho man had the necklace
ready for me. , Placing it in the inside
pocket of my coat I left the store and
had just time to completo a few re
maining arrangements before going to
the station.- I bought a first-class tick
et and tipped the guard, after giving
him to understand in my very best
French that I did not want him to put
other passengers Into my compart
ment. I tucked, ray ' traveling rug
around my knees, opened a French
novel, when the door was opened, and
a Woman hurriedly entered tho com
partment and took tho seat noxt tho
window on the other side of the cur. I
glanced at my unwelcome companion.
She was dressed in mourning of the
richest material and in perfect taste.
As I was noticing these details some
thing by her. side, that I had at first
taken for a rape, moved. H proved to
be a black French poodle, and as he
sat up and turned his head towards me
1 saw tnat around Ills neck ho wore a
broad silver collar, from which le
pended a peculiar heart-shaped pad
Tnrnlng to my novel, I soon forgot
the intruders, nor did I again think of
them until, perhaps, half an hour later.
when I was startled by feeling some
thing cold and wet pressed against my
hand. It was the poodle s nose. He
had crawled across the seat and was
evidently desirous of making my ac
quaintance. " Chicco, come here,' exclaimed a
singularly familiar voice.
"The dog paid no attention to his
mistress, but wagged his tail con
tentedly as I stroked his curly head.
'ou must excuse my dog, sir,' said
my companion. 'He Is a great pet and
expects everyone to notice him. I am
afraid he will annoy you.'
"'I protested that he would not, and
added that I was fond of dogs, poodles
in particular. Perhaps no answer was
due, in part, to the fact that the worn
an was young and very beautiful. 1
had only that minute become awaro of
this, the light having been too dim in
the station to let me seo her face. Her
voice, too, affected mo singularly; it
was low and sweet, and 1 was sure
that somewhere I had heard it before.
I sat for some time vainly trying to
recall the circumstances of our meet
ing, but the more I pondered on it the
more hopeless seemed the task.
A little later, on looking up, I
found that ray companion was without
books or papers, so taking an illus
trated magazine from my satchel I
offered it to her. She thanked me and
smiled sweetly. After a time I grew
tired of my novel and resolved to at
tempt a little conversation with my
neighbor. I asked her it she was go
ing to Xicc. She replied that she was,
and went on to say that her sister,
whom she had expected would go with
her. had disappointed her at the last
moment. She. however, could not
wait nntil the following day, as her
father, who was at Nice for his health,
had wired her to return at once.
"She spoke of her dislike for travel
ing alone, particularly at night, and
explained that as the compartment re
served for ladies was full she had been
obliged to enter mine. She was sorry
to intrude, but the train wns about to
6tart, and the guard told her all the
other seats were taken. I hastened to
assure her that I was glad of the lucky
chance that had given me so cl'nrming
a companion. She smiled and asked
me if was to be long in Nice. She
chatted on about the place, mention
ing the names of many well-known
people who, she said, were her friends
and whom I should no doubt meet
"As the evening wore on she opened
a basket containing a duinty lunch.
Would I share it with her?' The cook
evidently had a ridiculous idea of her
appetite. 'Why, there was enough for
six: 1 his seemed to bo tho case, so,
ns we were by this timo very well ac
quainted, I accepted her invitation,
and we were soon doing justice to a
really excellent lunch.
" 'What a charming creature she is,'
I thought. 'How Edith will like her.'
Growing confidential I spoke of my
visit to Nice and of the dear girl who
was awaiting me there. She seemed
interested, and listened patiently to
the recital of my lair one s many
" 'You will meet her and can see for
yourself if all I say is not true,' I ex
claimed. 'She will be very grateful to
you for having made this stupid jour
ney so pleasant for rue.
" will drink her health:' cried
my companion, gayly, drawing a small
silver flask of equisite workmanship
from the depths of her basket. 'I al
ways carry a little cognac with mo in
case of sickness,' she explained. Open
ing the flask and filling a duinty glass
with the amber liquid, she handed it
to me with a radiant smile. 'To
Edith's health,' she said.
"I drained the glass. It was brandy
of 'the finest quality I had ever tasted.
She soemed to read my thoughts.
" 'You are a judge of good liquor.
That is Otard of 1870.'
"Taking the glass from my hand she
poured a little of the liquor into it and
barely touched it with her lips.
" 'You must not judge my good
wishes by the amount I take. I wish
you all the happiness that life can
give, but I can not drink as you men
do; to me it is simply a medicine.'
"Soon after that I began to grow
sleep j', and as my companion did not
seem inclined to talk, I made myself
as comfortable as ciroumstances would
permit. I turned my head towards
the window, through which the sur
rounding country cauld be seen dimly
in the moonlight as we rushed along,
put a roll of rug under my head and
resigned myself to a night of discora
fort. The next thing it was broad
daylight.. 1 awoke with a dull pain in
my head, and a sense of weariness
that my sleep had rather increased
"My companion was sitting by the
window reading the book I had given
her the 'night before. On perceiving
that I was awake she put down her
book and remarked that 1 was evi
dently a sound sleeper, and that she
envied m. Mae bad passed a, wretch
ed night, and was glad that we would
soon be in Kiee. 1 thought of Edith,
whom I should now see so soon, and
then of the surprise bad la itora for
"I hoped that the necklace vrouli
please her, and then for the first time
it occurred to me that perhoos it
Would have been "better if I had con,
suited some woman of tnste before
buying it. A brilliant idea struck me
my companion was Just the one to
decide. I would ask her opinion. It
was not too late to chango the neck
lace for some tli in? clso If she thought
it not suitable. I was sure she would
tell me candidly just what she thought.
"Urbuttonlng my coat I drew the
package from my pocket and laid it on
My lap.. Removing tho wrappings I
opened the little blue case. For a mo
ment 1 could not believe my eyes it
"I turned quickly to my companion.
She was leaning forward motionless,
breathless, her face pale nnd in her
eyes a look that I shall hover forget.
One hand . was pressed convulsively
over ber heart. She had removed her
gloves worn tho night before, and on
one finger blazed a diamond theone I
had seen tha day before at the jewel
er's. In an instant 1 saw it all. I sprang
forward and grasped her wrist rough
ly I'm afraid.
Give me ba:k the necklace, you
thief!' I cried 'I know vou. You stood
by my side yesterday in tho jeweler's
shop on the Avenue de TOpera. I re
member that ring, and your voice.
You heard me say that I was going to
Xico by this train. The liquor you
gave mo was drugged, and you thought
to escape before your theft was dis
covered. It was a very clever schemo,
but it failed. Give me the necklace, or
I shall turn you over to the police.'
"I stretched out my hand, thinking
that, seeing the folly of further con
cealment and the uselessness of de
nial, she would return the stolen prop
erty. I was wrong. She drew herself
up haughtily and looked me fully in
the face. When she spoke it was in a
voice that showed no traces of the
sweetness which had at first attracted
" 'You have brought a serious charge
against me,' she said, 'and one of which
I am innocent. I am alone, and a
woman' this with a momentary
tremor in her voice that somehow
made me a -named of the way I had
spoken to her. "If, as you say, you
have lost a necklace, your only reason
for accusing me of having stolen it is
that we have been tho only occupants
of this comportment. The instant you
opened the box and found it empty I
saw the awful position that I was
placed in. Fortunately, however, I
can prove my innocence.
" 'Perhaps you may hesitate before
again attempting to blackmail an un
protected woman. As soon as we ar
rive at Nice I shall insist on going at
oncj to the police station, where a
thorough search of my baggage and
person shall bo made. I shall then
ask you to prove that you ever had a
necklace, 11m remark was accom
panied by a smile thut was not pleas
ant to see. 'L'ntil we reach Nice you
shall not address me again.'
She leaned bacit in her seat and
turned her face toward tho window.
felt rather than saw that she was
I began to feel uncomfortable.
What if, after all. I had been too ready
to jump at conclusions and had been
mistaken. Was it not possible that
the box might have been empty when
received it from the jeweler's? I
had not seen the necklace after it was
left to be repaired, as the box was
wrapped up when I called for it. My
companion has insisted ou nn investi
gation that might prove he" innocence
an Investigation that a y.uity wom
an would never nave propuseu. re
sides, this, she had expressed a doubt
as to the existence of the necklace and
had accused in j of an attempt at black
mail. The more I thought of it the
more unpleasant my position became.
Suddenly my eyes fell on something
bright on the Hour of the carriage. I
stooped to pick it up. It proved to be
the little heart-shaped padlock 1 had
noticed the night before on the
poodle's collar. Like a flash a thought
came to me: here might be a solution
of tho problem; at any rate, 1 would
put it to the test. No time must be
lost, as we were just entering the sta
tion, and in a moment more the guard
would open the carriage door.
Reaching across the seat with a
quick motion I drew the sleeping ani
mal to my side. Ihc woman sprang
forward to prevent me, but she was
too late. I had already torn the col
lar from the dog's neck and was hold
ing it to tho li.s'ht that entered dimly
through the window from the station.
"I breathed a sigh of relief; tho in
side of tho collar contained a hollow
groove, and in this groove, securely
fastened, lav the missing necklace. I
tnred triumphantly to my companion.
Tho door was opeu; she was gone.
"That morning as I entered Edith's
parlor the little poodle trotted con
tentedly at my side, and Instead of the
collar he wore the necklace. As for
the woman, I never saw her again."
Kate Field's Washington.
Did All He Wanted It To.
An old farmer, who was sitting on a
dry-goods box before the post office in
the village, talking about the total
failure of tho crops and the price of
corn, suddenly paused as he saw a
slick-lookinp- city chap rass, and
stepped up to nlm. As the young man
paused, the gentleman from the coun
"Say, young chap, ain't you the fel
ler wliat sold me tho pump last sum
mer?" "Perhaps I did, my friend; I sold a
number in this neighborhood."
"Wall, give mo my mouey back, you
" hy so? Didn't the pump do what
I wanted it to?"
"Not by a mighty big sight; it
wouldn't raise any water at all."
"Water! Pshaw! All I sold you that
pump for was to raise the wind," and
Mr. Slick hurried around the corner.
Strangu Things. Here are some re
markable cases: The other day a
wagonmakcr, who had been dumb for
years, picked up a hub and spoke; and
a blind carpenter reached out for his
plane and saw; and a deaf Bheep ranch
man went out with bis dog and herd;
and a noseless fisherman caught a bar
rel of herring and smelt; and a forty
ton elephant inserted his trunk into
grate and ttue.N. Y. News.
John Milton was called the British
Homer, the English Mastiff, the Peda
gogue, Samson AgonisUs, Homer's
Kivttl, the Gospel Oan and many others,
arising mostly from the controversial
character of his works gr from kla
the No w Cook" Ahl this is a splen
did kitchen; why, there's room herd fof
a whole regiment:" Nya Presse.
Teacher "You nrc the laziest boj
I ever saw. How do you expect to corn
a living when you grow up?"' Lazy liny
(yawning) "Dannu. Guess I'll teach
Teacher "1 am tflnd to see yon
working so diligently at your writing
lessons." Little Hoy "Ycs'm; I want
to get so I can write my own excuses."
Penman's Art Journal.
Omaha Teacher "Can any of tho
class explain to me why the way of the
transgressor Is hard?-' Omaha Spark
"I guess it's 'cause it's traveled so
much.'" Omnhu World.
Her Father "I find, sir, that you
have no mon.iy and no credit." Young
Smart "You do me an injustice, sir. 1
have easily borrowed several hundred
since it b.'cnmn known that I was en
gaged to your daughter. Tit-IHts.
The Kenson Why. Carltton-"Ther
wore twice as many trolley accidents
this week than we ever had before.''
Montauk "Yes; I believe the com
punieshave been experimenting with
some new life saving fenders."
"I love the music of her eyes," snnq
the poet. "What idiots you poets are,"
sried tho critic. ".Music of the eye!
How the deuce can the eye be musical?'1
"Why not?" retorted the poet. "It's
certainly an organ." Harper's F.azar.
Teacher "Who was the first man?"
Pupil "Adam." "Who was the second
man?" "Adam." "How do you make
that out?" "Hecnuso he got married,
and pa says that always makes another
man of a fellow." Current Literature.
Teacher "Tommy, how fur is the
sun from the i-arth?" Tommy (prompt
ly) "Ninetv-four miles." Teacher (im-
pressivelyl "Ninety-four millions of
miles, Tommy." Tommy "O, yes,
ninety-four millions. I knew for sure
it was ninety-four something." X. Y.
School Superintendent "You say
the boy is noted for his untruthfulness.
Have you tried all legitimate means to
correct him?" Teacher "Yes, but it's
no use. Fact is, it's a case of heredity.
II is father is an eminent lawyer and
politician und his mother was formerly
saleswoman at a bargain counter."
Penman's Art Journal.
"liy Their Works" Chicago girl
"You have heard of our Mr. (ioldbng,
of course.?" Itostnn Oirl "Cloldbng
(toldhag. H'm! Will you name some
of his works?" Chicago (ilrl "O,
there's the Consolidated sausage fac
tory, the South Side packing house and
any number of others. Puck.
A lsitor "Well, lonunv. how are
you getting along at school?" Tommy
(age eight) "First rate. I ain't doing
as well ns some of the other boys.
though. I can stand on mv head, but I
have to put mv feet against the fence
I want to do it without being near tho
fenceat all, and I can after I have been
to school long enough." I luff ale
A JAVANESE TIGER FIGHT.
One of the Favorite Aiiinepmeiita of These
SliiKilr Little l't-nplp.
Tiger lighting is one of the most pop
ular snorts of .lava. The manner of
hunting the animals, which differs
from that employed anywhere else, is
thus described bv a traveler.
The tiger is set down in a trap in the
center of the Allon-Alloon. or great
square, and is surrounded by a triple or
autulrunle lino of snearnien. about a
hundred yards distant from him.
When all is ready a Javanese ad
vances verv slowly to the sound of soft
music and sets fire to the trap, at the
same time opening the door at the back
part of the easre. which, by-the-way, is
too narrow for the tigor to turn in.
As the fire begins to singe his whisk
crs. lie gradually baeus out. ine man.
as soon as he has opened the door, be-
gins walking toward the crowd at a
slow pace, and the slower lie is tti
more applause docs he gain.
The tiger, meanwhile having backed
out of his burning prison, is rather as
tonished at rinding himself surrounded
by hundreds of people, each pointing a
epear at him.
If he is a bold tiger he canters round
tho circle, almost touching the spears.
Finding no opening, he then returns to
the center, fixing his eyes on one spot,
and with a loud roar, dashes straight
He is received on the sp?ars. and,
though he crushes many as if they wore
mere reeds, in half n minute he falls
dead, pierced by a hundred weapons.
In some instances, however, the roar
and charge are too much for the Jav
anese and they give way. The sport
then becomes dangerous to spectators.
French Mode of Conducting Auctions.
The French mode of conducting auc
tions is rather curious. In sales of
importance the affair is placed in the
hands of a notary, who for the time
being becomes an auctioneer. The
auctioneer is provided with a number
of small wax tapers, each capable of
burning about five minutes. As soon
as a bid is made one of these tapers is
placed in full view of all interested
parties and lighted. If. before it ex
pires, another bid is offered, it is im
mediately extinguished and a fresh
taper placed in its stead, and so on
until one flickers and dies out of itself,
when the last bid becomes irrevocable.
This simple plan prevents all conten
tion among rival bidders and affords a
reasonable time for reflection before
making a higher offer than the one
preceding, lty this means, too, the
auctioneer is prevented from exercising
undue influence upon the bidders or
hastily accepting tho bid of a favorite.
Fen?ll Writing for Letters.
A new fashion that is just beginning
to grow in vogue is that of writing let
ters in pencil rather than with pen and
ink, and when once it is fairly estab
lished it is doubtful whether anything
but legal documents and business
papers that must be preserved will ever
be prepared in the old stylo. Letters
ore generally shorter nowadays than
they formerly were, are more hastily
written, more frequent and seldom
worth keeping for any length of time.
They are not the elaborate efforts of
bygone days that were often cherished
for their intrinsic worth. The pencil,
which is far more convenient than the
pen, is therefore taking its place in the
great mass ot casual correspondence.
N. Y. Herald;
Little Dot's Idea.
' Little Dick What's this "higher life"
the ladies are talkin' about?"
Little Dot 1 don't quite know. Mam
ma says I isn't old enough to under
stand it; but I gueaa it's something
about having lota of hired girls and
tiuliur Mothlmr in dahat ait araundajad
talk about 'em. vood paw.
FARM AND GARDEN.
WILL GOOD ROADS PAY?
the Fig-are In this Article Citvit am
The question of roads and their im
provements have received, within the
last two years, a great deal of con
sideration, and while volumes have
been written, tests made of materials
and samples of roads built, yet there Is
room for further discussion and con
sideration. The problem at the present,
Of vital importance, is not so much
whether it is advisable to improve our
roads in a permanent and .systematic
manner, but will we profit by the in
vestment? Will such roads pay their
first cost and subsequent maintenance?
As an illustration of this we submit an
estimate which we have 'prepared for
improving 175 miles, being the road
mileage, at the present maintained, in
the township of Yarmouth, in tho
county of Elgin, which is the closest
175 miles cost tl .COOper mile 1315,000 00
Equal annual pujrmcnts 4 per cent.,
o; years is.-io j
Maintenance, 80 per mllo 3.500 00
Total yearly payment 21.710 tS
rreseni system, including statute la
bor at 1 per duv 9.0"0 00
riilrty fears' actual yearly rate 13.710 45
Total acreage, in township, 70,000
Assessed value, 82,700,000; per 100 acres,
83,850. Estimated actual value, 84,-
000,000. Extra rate required for annual
payment, 4?i mills. Estimated increase
in value of property, 10 per cent.,
In constructing 175 miles of stone
road, 50 per cent, of 8157,500 would
be expended for labor that could be
performed by tho ratepayers; this
would equal 8225 for each 100 acres.
The roads would cost 8315,000, of
which 8157,500 would be spent in the
township. The property would be in
creased in value 8-100,000. Taking
these figures into consideration, the
township would be benefited to the
extent of 8242,500 over and above the
cost of construction of the road. In
estimating the increased value, we are
satisfied that we have placed it at a
very low figure, furnishing, as the
roads will, sure means of transporta
tion every day in tho year, which must
prove the profit of the investment tc
the farmer, to the merchant and to the
commerce of the world.
The reasons for this are many and
various. Fertility being constant, it
is the accessibility of market that fixes
the value of tillable land. It is the
facilities for transportation afforded
by her network of railways that has
given Ontario her wealth of agricul
ture. Without such means the vast
resources of our country would be al
most valueless. And so we claim that
the same law by which a railroad
gives value to real estate will also
hold when a hard road completes tho
transportation system from farm to
shipping station. For all practical
purposes, that piece of land has been
moved several miles nearer the mar
kets of the world, and at times it has
been rescued from the dead sea of des
olation and anchored to a present civ
ilization. Its fortunate possessor, nc
longer at the mercy of the barometer,
can go where ho pleases and come
when he gets ready. His produce he
can sell when the prices are best, and
is not like his mud-bound brethren.
compelled to wait the pleasure of sun
shine and shower, and then in some
halcyon days, when the roads are
good, is not like him compelled tc
force his product upon an unwilling
market at whatever price a crowded
warehouse, elevator or railroad may
dictate. His teams, instead of being a
heavy expense, and of little use from
four to six months in the year can be
profitably employed every day. and
that, too, with less wear and tear of
vehicles, less loss of time, aud less
danger of crippled horses than in at
tempting to fathom a bottomless some
thing sometimes called a public high
way. True, you can sometimes haul
in winter on dirt roads just as well as
any other, but the benefits to be de
rived from this are largely ofl-et by
the fact that such a state of affairs is
so uncommon, so unlooked for that
you are totally unprepared to take ad
vantage of it Besides, it is only a
question of a few degrees of the ther
mometer, when the hard frozeu dirt
returns to its original plasticity,
and the so called road becomes
neither a thing of beauty nor a joy for
ever, nor even a fit associate to the
progress, the civilization and the
Christianity of the nineteenth century,
llut with the change to solid roads all
uncertainty vanishes. The distance to
market is a constant factor every day
in tho year. No paralysis of business,
no stagnation of trade, no slow collec
tions, because tho farmer is stuck in
the mud. He has taken his rightful
place in the business world, and is in
creasing profits by decreasing cost of
production. Ills hauling is done when
crops do not need, or on account of the
weather, cannot receive his attention.
It is done at less expense as the loads
are larger and are hauled in less time.
He receives for the product of his skill
and toil that price allotted by that
supreme law of finance, supply and de
mand, and is no longer at the mercy of
greedy speculators, and glutted mar
kets. And if the cost of these roads be
not in excess of what is absolutely
necessary, and be at all fairly dis
tributed among those benefited, it is
our firm belief that many miles could
be constructed at a direct financial
profit to say nothing of the mental and
moral improvement which might arise
from tho closer association of village
and country life, to say nothing of the
fact too often forgotten in this rush
ing age, that man is not a mere ma
chine successful most, as most he
gains, and hoards of gold, but is made
to live In the fullest sense of that term
to enjoy the sights and sounds of na
ture, to love the beautiful, to revere
his Maker not alone with selfish aim,
but with that broadeued view which
most rejoices when others ere the most
glad A. W. Campbell, C. E., in Mu
Impnre Water Kills Cattle.
The loss of stock from impure water
Is greater than is usually known. In
many cases the animals do not di but
lose condition-and do not make weight
in a satisfactory manner. Where the
drinking water has a green scum over
it it is not fit for drinking purposes for
any animal, and unless pure spring or
creek water is in plentiful supply it is
good economy to put down wells and
erect windmills. This may cost soi
thing to begin with, but will save mon
ey in the end.
Bkcausb moisture la necessary to
root and seed growth, do not fall into
the error of thinking that excecrtjva
wetneaa wovld be atUl better, .
:heap baking powders contain
alum, which causes indigestion and
other serious ailments, their use is
It takes three pounds of the best
of them to go as far as one pound
of the Royal Baking Powder, be
cause they are deficient in leavening
t There is both health and econ
omy in the use of the Royal Baking
ROYAL BAKING. POWDER CO., 10 WALL ST.. NEW-YORK.
Tutting HiTM'lf In Ills rince.
"Ef you wuz me, mum," said tho
fierce-looking, shaggy-haired tramp,
stepping inside tho door as ho spoke,
"and hadn't a bite fur twenty-four
hours would you git down on yer knees
an' beg fur a mouthful of cold victuals
or would you feel like you had a right
to a square ineal an' jist help ycrsolf?"
"I think I'd see if the folks kept a
dog about the house,"' replied the
square-jawed woman, starting for the
woodshed, "before I put on any airs.
And if they had"'
llut he didn't wait. Chicago Trib
une. No mas is pond who has enmo to the con
clusion thut he i good enough. Ham's
New Yohk. Sr-pt
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Ci (TTON Middling i4
of misery is taken from wo
men, by Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription. AVeaknesses that
distress your womanhood can
be relieved and cured by it,
safely and certainly. It has
done this for thousands of suf
fering women and tho makers
aro willing to guarantf, if it
doesn't benefit or euro you,
they'll return the money.
Scoring-down pains, internal
inflammation and ulceration,
organic displacements, weak
back, and all kindred ailments
are cured by tha "Favorite
Xye, Putnam Co., TT. Fa.
Tin. It. V. Pierces DearStr
Mi no Is a case of eleven years'
Standing; which baflled tlio skill of tho beet
medical aid procurable. I obtained no good
effect, until I began tho use of tho " Favorito
Prescription," which lifted tho burden which
was seckin? my life.
jviy gratitujo i owo to tne "rrescnption."
1 hope that all Eufforintr humanity (as in iny
jasej may prolit by the result of civ experience.
is no doubt great; but what they
all should know, is that the time
of it, the tire of it, and the cost
of it, can all be greatly reduced by
W THE N.K. FAIRBANK COMPANY. St. Louis.
l HE POT INSULTED
QOOD COOKING DEMANDS CLEAKLT J
SAPOLIO SHOULD eg
the fact that the
nTVinr. m ft lovelv enKajro-
men't ri'n'g" vou pave mo lust night, dear; but
what do those initials 'E. C mean on the
inside !"' Edwin " iiv er iimi in uu
v.n know that's the new way of stamping
'SoMF.TTMr.." said I'nclo Eben, "yph
knin't iutiahlv mm- or nmn dat keeps talkin'
bout de boauiv oh honesty. Hit foun's too
much rs of ho wus argyin' wif hisse l."
TuorsAMi" are drowned by getting in th
swim. Chicago Herald.
Brings comfort and improvement nd
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
le3 expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Svrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due tc its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
r.'ive; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
nnd permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with tho approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys'. Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free frora
every objectionable substance.
Svrup of Fi?s is for sale by all drug
cists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, wlitwe name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
nnj being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
For Durabil'ity.Economy AND TOR
General Blacking is unequalled.
Has An annual Sale of 3.000 tons.
WE ALSO MANUFACTURE THE
FOR AN AFTER DINNER SHINE, OR TO
TOUCH UP SPOTS WITH A CLOTH
MAKES NO DUST, IN 5&I0 CENT TIN BOXES.
inE ONLY PERFECT PASTE.
Morse Bros,PRG?s. Canton.Massl
lifitS WhtKt All ELSE FAILS.
Cuueh fc.Trup. Tte Good
time, poia dt amreiita.
A. X. K., It.
WHEN WHITING TO ADVERTISERS PLEAS!
lata that sou ww the AdvcrllMMat la taif
THE KETTLE BECAUOE
HAD NOT USED
USED IN EVERY t"