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A LITTLE SUNBEAM.
Cpntairt and down mat n,
It her little feet;
All the happy day.
Hugging dolly close and nweot,
Teaching her to dance and play,
Up and down the atalrs!
Upstair, and downstairs.
Laughing If she falls;
Like an April rnln.
Paying calls to mamma's houses
Bows and smiles, and bows again.
Up and down the stairs!
Up stair and down stairs,
Moves the golden he.td;
Sunbeams always scattering
Wherever she may tread
Up or down the stairs!
Lulu Curran. InOood Housckcfelnt.
RITT was a
youth he was a
pea 1 u s. The
Wives, when their children had a new
bat or a new knife or the like, used to
say at school time:
"Go 'long, now, and don't let Wesley
Sterritt trade yon out o' that Don't
swat with him at all."
Ko casual observer would even sus
pect him of shrewdness a fact which
he turned to his own advantage in
many a bargain but 'Wesley had, as
though Nature provided special com
pensation for the shortcomings of per
sonal attractions, a peculiar indiffer
ence as to externalities, whether his
own or those of other people. He val
ued above par that which he had and
below par that which he had not; he
was always In the attitude of consent
ing to an exchange rather than that of
seeking it; he never fixed a price, and
never accepted one as long as there
was chance for a better. He was one
of those people who could swap a
bushel of corn for a bushel of corn
and profit by the transaction, main
taining a reputation for fair measure
and inch-for-inch honesty. ne re
moved at sixteen from Flat Rock to
Shiloh. He was rapidly advanced to
forty dollars a month an.l then to part
nership in a dry goods store. He soon
became sole owner of the business.
He added a line of school books and
coffins, flourished for ten or twelve
months, insured everything and got
burned out. He went to Fairburn.
He flourished, of course. He expanded,
as it were, to the limit of his oppor
tunities. His enterprise was a revela
tion to his competitors. He had toys
for Christmns, valentines for the 14th
of February, flags for the Fourth of
"A leedle too sharp," some croakers
said, commenting upon Wesley Ster
ritt's methods, intending to convey the
idea that he might some day overreach
himself "jest a leedle bit too smart."
There were rumors that he sold
whisky very" profitable that, because
very risky, the town and county being
dry but the grand jury never did any
thing with it. and Wesley continued
to prosper. He attended church and
Sunday-school regularly, ingratiating
himself to a degree with the denom
ination which had most adherents in
that neighborhood. Eventually he be
gan speculating in cotton. He sent
mysterious telegrams in cipher and re
ceived equally mysterious answers.
The telegraph operator told all about
it. confidentially. The rumor was
speedily corroborated, as it could be
in none but a small town where every
body knows everybody else and every
body else's business.
lie don't know how to let well
enough alone," the neighbors said of
Wesley. "He's in too big a hurry to
git rich. He's gettin over his depth."
Fairburn held its breath awhile
the expression is semi-flgurative, of
course in expectation of a catastrophe,
the sudden annihilation of Wesley
Sterritt. The negroes, who heard the
white folks whispering about it, looked
for the earth to open up and literally
swallow him. There was no finan
cial crash, no crack of doom, no sensa
tion of any sort The man simply con
tinued to prospeV. The town rubbed
its eyes and looked again, to be certain
Wesley was still there, and then de
liberately settled down to the con
viction that he- was a great finan
cier a man who could hold his
q'ru - in conflict with the money
li ngs of Wall street He came to
I regarded as an oracle in the matter
i j speculative investments. No list of
,-usteos or directors could be complete
i-ithout his name. He was offered the
Mayoralty and declined the honor. His
store burned up, fully insured a lact
of which some envious people and the
insurance adjuster, referring to the
similar experience in Shuoh, made a
suggestive coincidence but Wesley
collected the money and removed to
Atlanta. Some people wondered why
he didn't go on to New lork at once,
instead of stopping in a smaller piace
c limited field, like Atlanta. What he
should have done, or might have done,
are considerations foreign to the pur-
nose of this narrative, which Is tie
aTgned simply to record what he did
An. He started a business in Atlanta.
He was amply successful. He was dis1
One evening, after a good day's busi
ness, he went home in a tnougnuui,
Vnt mood. He had little appetite
for sapper. His wife yes, indeed, he
had a wife! It is strange bow natural
lw mi who knew Wesley Sterritt at
this time might, in telling the story of
hia life, forget to mention the ex
istence of a Mrs. Sterritt There wa
little about Mrs. . Sterritt, exoept her
existence, to be mentioned in that
nnntlon. Even in the account given
V,tr ).r old neighbors of the marriage
the one time in her life when she
had said "I will" he was made sub-
nr.iintA and incident! to the consul
ration of a grist mill, which Wealey
was commonly said to have mameu,
the wife passing a sort of inoum
. branoe npon the property. Poor worn-
nf Her identitv. except the median
r.rt nf it. had faded away mmm
top) f ner husband her mentality, It
that Isn't In Itself too positive a term,
uuru vo nis i ne relation or shadow to
substance. Khe acanipscod. alwsv .
quiesced, simply acquiesced. In "what
ne saui and did.
Mrs. Sterritt noticed, on this m.r.
tlcularevening, that something seemed
to weigh heavily upon Wesley's mind,
and she surmised that that something
"Martha," said he abruDtlv. when
she had finished with the dishes and
begun with her knitting, as usual.
'I m goln' to bur that lot 1 was talkln'
about ylstiddy the brick bo'din'house
place J lnln' the church."
Mrs. Sterritt wae vairuelv startled
and suspicious. He never made her a
confidant In his affairs, and talked
now as though It sneclallv concerned
her. - Ae even looked as if he Mnaetnri
her to muke a reply.
"He's erbleeged to sell the fellow 1
war talkln' to in the sto' when vou
was thar yistlddy," be continued pres
ently. "1 kin git it fer twenty-two
thousand dollars In cash. It's wuth
easy a time an' a half that; easy." ;
Mrs. Sterritt continued her knittlnff
In silence, never onee looking up. The
indications, she knew, were . ominous.
I ve got, say, $14,000 of that My
credit Is good, but not good enough,
Wesley looked closely at her face.
She fumbled a bit at her knitting.
1 can t be burned out again. I
must try something else. I must fail.
great many people have failed.
Martha. I must fail. I must put that
lot in yo' name."
He explained the scheme in detail.
She listened without comment until he
had finished. Then she folded up the
knitting and said quietly:
" 1 hat s stealin.' I won t."
Wesley's face crimsoned. He was
equally amazed and angry. Sho as
tonished him further before he could
find words for his wrath by asking
"Is what they say about them fires
your'n a fact, Wesley?"
He answered with an oath. His face
was pale now, and his fists were
clenched. He controlled himself with
an effort, rnd then aald slowly:
"If you won't, she will. I'll put the
lot in Dory Turner's name, an you .
Glad enough she'd be. Now, Miss
Righteous, will the lot be in yo' name
He saw her flush at the mention of
Dora Turner's name. Her head and
shoulders dropped for an Instanc as
though she had been dazed by a blow.
He had thought it useless to say as
much as he intended to say, so confi.
de..t was he that she would submit
He asked triumphantly:
"l o name or Dory Turners?"
"Mine," she answered.
She obeyed implicitly after that,
signing papers as he directed. The
fraud was consummated. Outraged
creditors attacked the title, but unsuc
cessfully. The deed was good. Wes
ley Sterritt owned property, in his
wife's name, worth more than thirty
thousand dollars. He calculated that,
all things considered, he had done
well in business. He had only to sell
the lot after awhile and begin again,
probably in Nashville or Louisville.
with a cash capttol which it would
have taken years to acquire in legiti
mate business. Meanwhile the house
was filled with boarders; the property
was paying good interest. He could'
afford to wait, to look about leisurely
for a purchaser and for an opportunity
to locate elsewhere. He went home
"TOC MUST GO, WESLEY, GO NOW."
with his wife from the courthouse on-
the day of the final decision.
"Is it all over? ' she asked.
"All over," he said. "The property
is mine. It s paid for, too."
He laughed at his own wit, and
laughed at her puzzled, curious expres
sion. 'All over," she repeated, thought
"May I ask," he grinned, as the new
idea occurred to him, "what you
propose to do with yo' property?"
'les, she said, quietly. "I perpose
to keep It, Wesley."
"You re comin' out," be aald in mock
encouragement, noting the aptness
with which shA matched his grim liu
mor. "An' what, may I ask, do yon
propose to do with me?"
"You must git out, Wealey."
"To-day. Yes, I'll keep place. Ill
pay back what you stole an' keep the
Then the suspicion, and instantly
the certainty, got into Wesley Ster
ritt's head that the woman was in
earnest tat she was crazy and would
do exactly what ane aald. Uola per
spiration came out in beads upon his
face. He pleaded as he never pleaded
before. Mra. Sterritt was inexorable
and answered simply:
"Von must go, Wesley."
"Ain't my credit good for board.
"Mebbe with Dory Turner."
There was no answer for that He
looked to aee that the window cortaina
shut off the view from the outside and
then got npon his knees.
"Martha," he whined. "Martha'
"Wealey," she aald, decisively, "you
must go now go right away."
That waa ten or twelve yeara ago.
Mra. Sterritt still keepa the boarding
house. She has paid off what Wealey
stole, every cent of it with interest
At long intervala there appears in At
lanta a homeless sot, the meekest of
men. who goes there and asks for Mra.
Sterritt She gives him a meal in the
kitchen and aaya when he haa finished
"You must go now, Wealey." N. T,
In 1480, at the marriage of the duke
of Milan, a ballet waa presented of
aueh magnificence that it waa talked
of all over Europe. It ia steVed that
there were over twelve hundred
J I 111 I 1" a,
dancer in tola ntartljxmenV
The man who is not a friend will
never hivo one. Ham's Horn.
'Don't forget, then, Ann, that yonr
inasler Is a colonel." "O, I ndoro sol
diers, ma'am." Tit-Bits.
Curious. Uncle Trc ;top "There
Is about the ljc.st lnying hen I've got."
Miss lllcpcker "How many eggs does
sho lay for a quarter?" I'uck.
Judge "Ignorance of the law ex
cuscs no one." Prisoner "Humph!
Den da jury's dead sure to find my law
yer guilty." Buffalo Courier.
Murat spent his boyhood in hla
father's inn, and his youth in a theo
logical college. He was destined for
the church, but preferred the army.
A Probability. He "Do you sup
pose women wonld be nny better if
they had the right to vote?" Sho
"Probably not, but men would." De
toit Free Press.
It is Rupposcd that the fashion
among women of reading the final
pages of a novel first is duo to their
predilection for the last word. lioston
A bit of conversation overheard In
the conservatory at an evening party:
She "Do you admire black eyes or
blue?" lie "The light is so dim here
I really can't s;iv." Demorest's.
A six-year-old was seated in a bar
ber's chair. "Well, my little man," said
the barber, "how would you like your
hair cut?"' "O, like papa's, with a lit
tle round hole at the top." Tit-Hits.
Mr. Sculptor "Is the last bust of
your husband finished yet? Mrs.
laggs "Well, I hops so. I found his
hat on the gas jet, shoes in the brush
ray, and him under the folding bed."
More Astonishing Still. Kennard
(on a first glimpse of the sea) "Aston
ishing! Who would have thought there
could be as much water as that?"
Underhill "True, and remember, you
only see what's on top." Truth.
-In a crowded street car nn elderly
vomnn offers her seat to a still older
woman who has just entered. The lat
ter exclaims, snccringly: O, you
needn't get up! Compared with you, I
am still young!" Fliegende Blatter.
Louis XV. of France was by his
subjects nicknamed the Well Beloved
in derision. His death was welcomed
with genuine enthusiasm by his people,
who were tired of. his long reign and
"My sympathies," said the effer
vescing young woman, "are altogether
with the dear Japanese. "So are our
hired girl's,'' responded the matron.
"She believes that all China should be
eternally smashed.'' Indianapolis Jour
Figg "Did you ever think of it?
It is a curious expression, seeking a
woman's hand in marriage. As though
the hand were everything." Fogg
So it is. If you get the hand you get
the money. That's where a woman
carries it." Boston Transcript.
He "Is that your dog I hear howl
ing so?" She "Yes. Poor Hero is so
devoted to me he guards ino all the
time.nnd won't even let papa put his arm
around me." lie "Faithful creature!
I can't bear the thought of his being
chained on my account." Vogue.
A local band was one day playing
at Dumferline when nn old weaver
came up and asked the bandmaster
what that was they were playing.
"That is 'The Death of Nelson,' " sol
emnly replied the bandmaster. "Ay,
man," remarked the weaver, "ye ha'e
gi'en him an awful death." Dundee
"Why don't rou go to work?" asked
the woman who came to the door in re
sponse to Meandering Mike's knock.
Madam, was tne reply, "I do work.
I came all the way from town here.
An' how did 1 do it? Walked. Lifted
up one foot an' set it down an' then
done the same whh the other, an' re
peated this operation over and over
agin. "Dear me: exclaimed tne wo
man, catching her breath, "Thet's the
trouble with mankind. Fellow creat
ures is too much misunderstood. Ef I
hedn't stopped ter enlighten ycr mind
I don't doubt ye'd hev gona ter yer
dyin' moment 'inagtnin' ther guv'mcnt
furnished us fellers with free bicycles."
Life and Manners of the People of the
The European rarely sees the best of
Moslem society. He easily makes ac
quaintance with the official class the
man who has learned in Paris and Con
stantinople to despise his religion and
to ape the manners of the west but ho
is, as a rule, debarred from entering
the select circle of true Moslems of
good birth and education, and he knows
nothing of their estimate of civiliza
tion. The prophet warned his follow
ers not to make friendships with Chris
tians, often repulsive to the Moslem
Those who have won admittance into
such circles are char me J with the dig
nity, the courtesy and the simplicity of
the eastern manner, and with the
beauty of the ancient (and often half
ruinous) houses where poor, proud gen
tlemen hide from the world with the
unaffected piety and sobriety of life
which distinguishes the best, with the
taste and absolute cleanliness of dress
and person, with the modesty of family
life and the respect for aga and rank.
But such life and manners distinguish
the few and belong to a class of men,
who, however respected, have little in
fluence on either the peasantry or the
ruling class. Even among these the
most absurd superstitions are common,
and t location docs not often go farther
tha oading, writing and arithmetic.
The official class is for the most part
not Arab at all. The pashas are some
times pure Turks, distinguished for
their good breeding and force of char
acter; mostly they are of mixed race,
their mothers being Georgians, Armen
ians, Greeks, Europeans or slaves of
various lower races. It is unnecessary
to say that the majority of these are
unscrupulous and corrupt men, utterly
irreligious, and a curse to their coun
try. It is only the strong and increas
ing influence of western civilization
which at all holds in check a class
which, as a whole, is cruel, greedy and
utterly selfish. Scottish Review
Hot as He Meant It.
A temperance orator was describing
io his audience how his own life had
been influenced by total abstinence.
"You know," said he, "that I am now
ehlef of my department Three yeara
ago there were two men in our office'
who held positions superior to mine.
One waa dismissed through drunken
nesa, the other was led into crime, and
is now aerving a long term of imprison
ment, and all through the influence oi
strong drink. Now, what, I ask," he
cried, growing eloquent, "what haa
raised me to my present high position?"
"Drink!" was tne vociferous out unex
pected reply which he received from a
number of the auUiice Pear&on'f
A MOTHER'S STORY.
Happiness ConloB After Tears of
The Terrible Experience of a Well -Known
OOlclal' Wife A Story That Appeals
to Every Mother in the Lao i.
From the Chattanooga (Tcnn.) Press.
No county official in East Tennessee is
better known and more highly esteemed
thun Mr. J. C. Wilson, Circuit Court Clerk
cf Khea County, at Dayton, tha home of Mr.
Wilson. Ho enjoys the confidence and re
spect of all classes, and in the business com
munity his word is as good as his bond.
Just now Mr. Wilson is receiving heartiesl
congratulations from his numerous friends
because of tlio restoration to robust health
Of his estimable Wife, who has for ycsirj
been a helpless Invalid. Mrs. Wilson's h it'll
standing In society, and her many lovablo
traits of character have won licr a host of
friends, and her wonderful recovery has at
tracted wldo-snrcad attention.
As tlio Pvm was the medium oi hrlnplngto
the invalid lalv's attention the remedy that
has effected her remarkable cure, a reporter
was scut to Dayton to interview Mrs. Wil-
sou, in order that tlio general public might
have the benefit of the sufferer s experience
and bo made aware of the treatment that
wrought such a marvelous change ia her
condition. The reporter was welcomed at
the Wilson home, aud the enthusiastic lady
with becoming reluctance gave the history
of her affliction and the manner in nhich
sho was relieved :
"Yes," said Mrs. Wilson, "I was for eight
years an invalid with one of the most dis
tressing afflictions woman can suffer. For
eight years I moped around, dragging my
self with difficulty and pam out of bed. My
little ones went untrained and were greatly
neglected, while I looV.iil listlessly aud help
lessly at the cheerless prospect before me
and them. I suffered the most intense pains
in the small of my back, and these seemed
even greater iu tho region of tho stomach,
extending down to tlio groins. I suffered
agony sleeping or awake. Despair is no
word for tlio feeling caused by that dread
ful sensation of weakness and helplessness
I constantly experienced.
"I was treated for my trouble by several
local physicians, but they were able to give
me only temporary relief by the use of seda
tives and narcotics. I had almost given up
all hope of ever securing permanent relief
when I saw an account in the Press of a cure
which Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills had effected.
I decided to try them, as I knew the lady
who had boon cured and had great conli
denco in her statement. I began to take tho
pills in October, 1S33. and lu two months I
was doing liirht housework and attending
to the children without nny bad effects or
weakness, such as I had formerly expe
rienced. Hitherto I had been unable to re
tain any food, but now my appetite grew
stronger, and with it camo back that old,
healthy and hearty tune of tho stomach. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pil s cured me, and I assure
you the cure has brought a great change in
our home. I can now rejoice in my hus
band's sueees. for I feel that I have some
thing to live for. Who has a better right
to reel tnis than a momer f une tiling more.
I have recommended these pills to others,
and many of tho women of Dayton have
taken them with good results, and it Is my
greatest pleasure to recommend to every
suffering woman a remedy that has done sc
much for me."
An analvsisproves thatDr. Williams' Pink
Pills for rale People contain, in acondensed
form, all tho elements necessary to give new
lifo and richness to the blood and restore
shntttered nerves. They are an unfailing
Bpocifto for such diseases as locomotor
ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus' dance,
sciatica, neurak-ia, rheumatism, nervous
headache, tho after effects of la grippe, pal
pitation of the heart, pa'.o and sallow com
plexions, that tired feelinsr resulting from
nervous prostration; all diseases resulting
from vitiated humors in the blood, such
as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. They
are also a specific for troubles peculiar to
females, such as suppressions, irregulari
ties, and all forms cf weakness. In men
thev effect a radical cure iu all cases arising
from mental worry, overwork, or excesses
of whatever nature.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
are now manufactured by the Dr. Williams'
Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y.,
and are sold in boxes (never in loose form
bv the dozen or hundred, and the public are
cautioned neainst numerous Imitations sold
iu this shape I at ."i0 cents a box or six boxes
forB..V, and may be had cf all drugsrists. oi
direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicini
A Strong Reason.
She was having a confidential chat
with her aunt.
"I can never marry Harry Westlock."
she said in a tone which implied that it
was useless to talk about it. "I never
"And why can't you?"' asked tho
aunt. "I'm sure I should think any
girl would esteem it an honor to be
Harry West lock's wife. Ho is very
wealthy, too. Why can't you marrv
"Ilecauso he hasn't asked me to, and
I know he never will." Alex Sweet, in
Texas Sif tings.
Applying a Sure Test.
"Mr. Dinguss," said the young man,
twirling his hat nervously, "I have
called to nsk you for your daughter
Phoebe. I am not rich, but I have good
business prospects, and "
"Younjr mnn," interrupted the parent,
eyeing him keenly, "before we discuss;
this matter further will you oblige ma
with a loan of five dollars?"'
"I will not, sir," replied the youth,
"Then take her, my boy," said Mr.
Dinguss. "You've got more sense than
I thought you had." Chicago Tribune.
Her rroyer Answered,
Miss Jackson Do yo' beliebe in pra'r,
- Mrs. Johnson Suttinly, Miss Jack
son. Dar wuz only las' week an' not a
t'ing in de house, nn' I got right down
an' preyed, an' in less 'n ton minutes in
comes my son Abe wid a ham from
Squire Ilarker's smoke-house, an' Sam
wid a chicken from Squire Ketchum's
coop, an' Mose wid a bnr'l o' flour dat
de storekeeper f-i'got to took In when
he locked up fo' de night Whad yo'
want is faith, child. Judge.
Mr. Westerner lloautiful climate
we've got out west. Did you see that
sunset last night?
Xew Yorker Yes, I saw it.
Mr. Westerner Did you ever see a
finer sunset in the east?
New Yorker No; tho suu never sets
in the east. Alex Sweet, in Texas
Pro! Van Note You vish to learn to
blay de cornet, eh? Vy nod dake de
Youth I like the cornet better.
"Yah, may be so, but you vas not
.strong enough to learn de cornet."
"I can manage it easily."
"Yah, may be, but gan you manage
de neighbors?" Good News.
Facts of the Case.
Mrs. Gadabout I don't believe that
Dr. Kewhand knows a thing about
Mrs. Nextdoor Why?
Mrs. Gadabout He told my husband
that all I needed waa a rest in some
quiet country place, when he knew
that I wae Just dyings for ft tour on the
FARM AND GARDEN.
It Is Expected to Make Lite on Farms
Part of the growing difficulties oc
casioned by the desertion of the coun
try and the crowding of the cities will
be remedied, perhaps, by six yeara
hence in that wonderful year 1601,
which electricians set as a mile post
of human progress by the crowning
of steam's rival. Machinery Is rapidly
taking the deadening drudgery out of
farm work, is making It more profit
able when conducted scientifically
and on a large scale, and is causing It
to attract the attention of city people
who long for the healthful fields.
Only the bodily discomforts of farm
work have prevented an exodus from
the cities to the country. Already
electricity is turning its attention to
the long-neglected farm work, and has
discovered profitable results to be had
by subjecting crops to currents of
electricity. It is beginning to simplify
the ponderous farm machinery, and
as soon as the storage battery has re
ceived its finishing touches and can
be applied to lightening the farmer's
toil and increasing his profits, the
farmer will be looked upon with envy
by the prisoners of city streets
and counting-house walls. Those par
ticular effects of electricity upon farm
machinery and farm life are, how
ever, visible chiefly in the Imagination
at present, and are not at all likely to
be realized in six years; but one great
change may be looked for In this di
rection in the immediate future, and
that is the improvement of the farm
er's condition by means of good roads
and the rapid transit which electricity
s almost ready to bring, thus greatly
enlarging his market and bringing
him higher prices for fresher products,
and also bringing him closer to the
life and pleasure and stimulating ef
fect of the city. There is to be a
wonderful change in farm life in the
more thickly-settled parts of the coun
try in a few years, and rapid transit
will be largely responsible for it
The cheap transmission of electrical
power must bring soon many changes
that will be felt In the city household,
and perhaps the chief of them will be
the abolition of the cook stove, as it is
known at present. The small electric
heater has already begun to take its
place? and it is almost certain that
even in six years coal will be banished
from a majority of the kitchens in
cities adjacent to water power, from
which electricity is generated. When
heat is wanted for cooking purposes it
will be had at a moment's notice by
the pressing of a button. ". Y. Press,
HARVESTING THE CORN.
A New Hampshire Man Tells How He Hat
Been Doing the Work.
1 plant my corn in sections of 13
rows, skip three, plant la more,
skip three and so on. I plant potatoes,
peas or anything that can be harvested
before the corn in those three rows as
exxvxxxxxYXxx ee exxxxxxxxvo
For a harvesting1 wagon I take the
axle AA and wheels of my hay rig
ging and take two stout pules 11 B and
attach them to the rocker and hind
axle the same as to a hay rigging and
then bore four holes CCCC in each
pole. I then put four stakes UDDD
in each pole underneath and let them
hang down 19 inches from tho top of
the poles, then put the cross pieces on
from one stake to the other and pin
them fast, and lay a copule of boards
on the cross pieces for the bottom and 1
put one on each side. Put a piece in
front and one behind and that forms a j
box. Use wooden pins or bolts to
fasten the pieces together. This rig- i
ging is drawn to the first gangway, a
bar driven in the groxmd and the j
horse hitched. I pick the ears of corn !
first and put them in this rigging. 1
take six rows on each side of the gang
way and when I come to the next
gangway I do the same and so on until
the piece is covered. The ears of corn
are put in a large open chamber and
husked at my leisure.
Then I make a horse for shocking
corn. Take a small pole and bolt tho
legs to the pole and bore a hole for
the pin. The cornstalks are shocked
as I go along. I take six rows, three
on each side of the horse, and bind the
shocks with rope. There will be two
rows of shocks in a section. I use the
same rigging to draw my cornstalks
to the barn and the shocks are easily
taken off. 1 put my cornstalks just
where 1 want them and do not dis
turb them until fed out. There Is no
waste in feeding. I do my work all
alone without any help. This is
cheapest waynd best to harvest
corn crop that I know of. A.
Watts, in Farm and Home.
New Fotato Peat Discovered.
A foreign account is given of the
appearance In Schleswig-Holstein last
summer of a 6talk borer of the potato.
The larvae enters the stalk near the
ground, eating Its way upward
through the stem or downward into
the roots, causing the destruction of
the plant The mature butterfly is
described as thirty-two to forty mili
meters across the wings (nearly one
and one-half inches), of a clear red
dish brown or copper color, with dark
border spots. The larvae is common
on glyceria, atrlplex, carex, iris, reeds
and the roots of petasites. It la as
sumed that it is likely to become de
structive to the potato. Ko means of
repression are suggested.
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Selling Poultry In Summer.
During the warm season there is a
large loss of fowls, that are sent to
market in coops. The coops should be
light and open, and the top covered
with heavy muslin as a protection
against the sun. Provide water-cups,
not only at each corner, but also at the
sides. Never ship so as to allow the'
birds to reach the market on Friday or'
Saturday, as it may compel then) to re.
mIb in the ooom uatU Monday,
Take no Substitute for
Royal Baking Povden
It is Absolutely Pure.
All others contain alum or ammonia.
Twenty-four carat gold Is all good,
twenty-two carat gold lias twenty-two
parts of gold, one of silver and one of
copper, eighteen carat gold has
eighteen parts of pure gold and three
(arts each of silver and copper in its
composition, twelve curat gold is half
gold, the remainder being made up of
three and one-half parts of silver and
seven and one half parts of copper.
Deperatb. Clara "Would you accept
an apology;'' Mamie "Yes. anything, if it
only looked like a man." Truth.
NEW YoltK, Sept. 10. !?B I.
CATTLE Native Steers I 4 ff 4 00
COTTON Mi.l.llinjr.... T
Fr.OL'l! Winter Wheat tW b 3 In
vhi-:at No. a ucu
COKN No.3 69 St !;J
OATS N't 2 (' . I1;
POlUi New. Mess 15 50 15
ULIi VliS Shlnpinc steers...
linns Fairto Select
II l '.KlJ 1 nir to Choice 8 2.-
I'l.OL'U Patents !M
Fancv to Kxtra do.. 5 00
WHEAT No.a lied Winter..
COKN No.1.' Mlx-a
i 'ATS No. 5
i:YK No. 8
II A Y Clear Timothv
I ICTTEIJ Choice Dairy
K J'iS Fre-h
POIilC Stundiirrl Mess (new),
.t- to no
CI. VI o0
n n 50
ri. 1 4 7"'
dac. o.N cicur Kin
LAKD Priuie Steam 8!V3
CATTLE Shlppine 4 2 fi
Hii: Fair to Choice " fc
SHICKP Fair to Choice ! V dh
FLOCK Winter Patents S SO 0,
Spring Patents. 3 10 (!
WHEAT No. -J Spring hi-S.H
No. -i UeU H
COKN No. 3 i.
OATS Ko. 1 Ct
POItli Mess (iio-t) 11 10 & H 2o
CATTLE Shipping Steers.... 4 S5 m, fl no
) ;s All Grades 5 50 Kt, 6 ao
WHEAT No. J Ued 47
OATS No. 2 W'ir. 314
CUKN No. a 53 H
FLOrR-HlchUrad.e 2 i . 3 00
ci i;s No. a n '"
OATS Western 37 ff. 37'j
HAY Choice Is 00 tri. I" on
POllK New Mess H 50
HACoN Sides f',
COTTON Middling ',
COKN No S Mixed 57 f,n
OATS No. a Mixed (New).... 31 146 3a,
PolUv New Mess U 50 fi.4 14 75
BACON' Clear liib 0f 65
COTTON Middling; -i
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ou can easi ly have f hebest if
1 vou onlv insist urjon it.
i They are made for cooking and
1 heatine in every conceivable sty le
' and size, for any kind of furl and
; with prices from 10 to 70.
The genuine all bearthis trade
mark and are sold w ith a written
guarantee, rirst-cass mercnaiila ici
niV The Mithigw Stove Company.
to NEW YORK
'I. MILES (CT J
I Ml. x 111
Peddlers and some unscrupulous grocers will tell yon " this is as good as
cr " the same as Pearline." IT'S FALSE Pearline is never peddled.
!a. T3 and if your grocer
" JJdV JV. Honest una tt tact,
rHE POT INSULTED
wit 1 1
GOOD COOKING DEMANDS CLEANL.r.S
3APQUQ SHOULD C5
A maw latelv confined in a Scotch fall for'
cattle-stealing, manured, with Ave others,
to break out on Sunday, and, being captured
on one of tlio neighboring hills, he verv
gravely remarked to the officer: "I ml(J.'
Iiav escaped, but I had conscientious sci .
pies fbout traveling on Sunday." Tit-Bli.
Tite custard nio is the poor man's natural
dessert. Thero is no aristocracy about tlio
custard pie. That is to say, no upper crust.
On Sept. 11, Sept. 25 and Oct. fl the Bur
lington Route will sell excursion tickets t
all points in the Northwest, West and Houtii
n est, at one (are fur the round trip, plus
Wnr.s a man plays cards for a stake l.
sometimes gets a roast. Philadelphia Ko
Oi.r.NN's Sulphur Soap Is a genuine reit-ed-
for Slrin Diseases,
lull's Hair and Whisker Dye, SO cents.
Wire "What can I do to please my ow.
little hubbv on his birthday to-morrowt
Huubv "Sell the piano." Truth.
when other people feel warm
enough, is a sign of bilious
ness, or of malarial poisons
so is a furred or coated
tongue, loss of appetite,
headaches or giddiness, and
a dull, drowsy, debilitated
feeling. It's your liver that's
at fault. You want to stim
ulate it and invigorate ib
with Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets. With every trouble
of the kind, these tiny little
things act like a miracle.
1 uu cuu urwut up suuueu
ottacks of Colds, Fevers, and Inflamma
tions, with them. They'll give you a per
?):cment cure for Indigestion, Constipation,
Sour Stomach, Sick Headache, and Dizzi
ness. They're the smallest, the pleasantest
to take, and the most thoroughly natural
You ought to bo warned against the mal
treatment of Catarrh in the Head, with poi
sonous, irritating nostrums. They can't
cure it. They simply ronore it drive it
to the- throat and lungs. For a thorough
end complete cvrr of (JaUUTli, lake Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Remedy.
fqr durability.economy and for
general blacking is unequalled.
Has An Annual Sale of 3.000 tons.
WE ALSO MANUFACTURE THE
FDR Al A FTER "DINNER SHINEORTO
TOUCH UP SPOTS WITH A CLOTH
MAKES NO DUST. IN 5&I0 CENTTlN BOXES,
int ONLY PERFECT PASTE.
Morse Bros-pRofs. Canton.Mass.
ConaumutlTca ami peopn
who huve wen hinr or Ah
ma. nboulduse PIpo's Cure lor
Consumption. It haa cored
Ihntiaanda. It ra not injur
p.1 one. It i not bar! to take.
It it tne best cougn yrup.
Sfld everywhere. Sac.
A. X. K., Ti.
' fVHEX V H1TI.NC TO AUVEKTI8ERH PLEAftB
j Mole that you u tho AdTrrtlumeBt la lal
No Soap will do the
WORK HALF SO WELL AS
An old-fashioned way
of getting there. Slow and safe, but hard
work. Most women, have got beyond this kind
oi traveling tound something better.
Now, why can't you look at that other old
fashioned proceeding in the same light
washing- things with soap and hard rubbing.
That's slow enough and tiresome enough.
everybody t?-iows, and it's not as safe
as washing with Pearline. It's really
destructive, in fact, the wear of that
constant rubbing. Break away from
these antiquated ideas. Use modern
methods. Pearline saves at every
sends yoa something in place of Pearline. be
in piace of reirlinc, be
JAMES PYLE, New Vat.
THE KETTLE BECAUSE
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