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ftEN II. ADAMS, Fabllnhcr.
WHERE WE WERE BOYS.
D'you mind the mountain farm, old boy, where
you an me was kMs?
An' how we laid o cummer niphta an' heard trw-
An' whlpponrwillA a-plpin out and fiddlin
'mnng Ih stocks.
An' how we wn't dare to ppr-alc f-r ft-ar we'd
raine ihe spnftksl'
Can't you mind tie RprinKhouiv still, w here all
the milk was kep'.
An bow our little tiK-s would ai'he, a-standin"
Our bouse was n-at an' tasty, the bam was full
A-puri"s' so as nw an you could romp a rainy
What fun toclin.b fr hurklrN-rrii-s, tiptop .f
An" wt mir traps for nibl'its in the meadow by
An iKin't you know th:it mvs -trrown trnupti.
l-'p in a ftr-M r!aI-.
When titiklr. tinkic. m-nt the rriiur, a sinir:
hiU- we played
Somehow I tiok t hankerin to nn the f;irm
An" View the spots that Seemed o bright Iwfore
we two was nie-n.
Y.7. frisky z a r!t I elum the dear n hill w
I w ish .(.. I'd stayed away; my heart is mcU
The farm, old lv. was d-ad an' pone the bones
was srattereii rotimi:
I felt like in a eranyanl. uh r- trlvuW has tr
The ehimMey's falb-n off the hou-e, the tarn's
w ithout a roof :
The sprinthou-e sii-d is tumbled in it's full "
h-aves an" stuff.
"Where mother us'-I to set her croeks down in
tl. spritur lo ri).
An" turn an' kiss u wJj"n we'd rome a-Nxiiu-iu'
home frtrm rho.l.
The wind sweeps ThroUL'h the M:ble. an" Ihe
stall Where OM V II .;i
Is tilled clean to lhniiiiip'-r top willi sunn that's
A crrat hip lu-npronie in my throat, thet con-h
dro(is cinliln't cure;
I turned to hunt the mos-rown trou;h ami
Kpriiur so cold and pure.
I found the trough i.pun its side, and rttf-,
The sprit:p was (trii.--I duuno why, but I jV
Coll) tin' t stay,
Ker't seemed mi sad an" Ionestni there, .an'
oin s tl!e.l niyear
That you and nv hain't heanl at all fT m-'n-'n
1 couldn't someho
tni-t tny-'lf toiro ha
Itut sneaked away alo?i? tin
k I ne
so nit an.
S-nc- wh-n our iittli- It-It- jay ti-. :
hanl riot to erv.
An' mad- a dri.iin:.' failure at it, !!
I hain't a t Uin' w hat Idone a rniiiin
Hut wlien tasoer. like, I f.Jt p-!i
I'm never roin' lark
of a place.
Fer stks aiks tin-
more t' tliet -jTUVt-vanl
in broad dayliht thet I
don't ran1 to far-;
I'd rnther tna-up- up them sci
place was ,,-;nl.
An" ham ' in ntund lik' pielur-
of my h
An'ef any man should :sk me:
farm you unre live I mt'r
I'll say: li s irmn- lo l!-avni, win n
folks Is k'..n.-.
Udwin I. s-hnnian. in I'hiea:
enco to t'liice
ed a pUas;nt
day of travel.
It was in the
latter part of
few strangers were to n- in-t upon the
routes A noiilieru Italy, therefore I
wttU'd nnwlf down very c:iifrtTiWly
in the railroad coach, which contained
in one else. The fi rst hour passed
pleasantly as we crossed the fertile
plains of Tuscany and then commenced
to creep up the. mountains, to dire in
and out of long, dark tunnels, to
MntWrle ver up-grades and to rush
down again on the opposite side.
Some of the wildest scenery to lc
met with in Europe salutes the eye of
the traveler at this point, varied with
deep corpus and rushino- mountain
torrents, now and then descendinj into
fdieltered valleys where the hillsides
are terraced and Itcantifully cultivated
hy patient lalnir. Quaint old towers, a
ruined convent, a crumhlinjf chn.vh
Ielfry, a half-demolished castle of the
middle ajren, tlic graceful areh of an
antique stone bridge and here and
there n splendid m'Klern viaduct are
combined with theever-varvinr pieture,
while thesnow-eappi'd AH-nnines reach
far up on either hand until mingled
with and lost in the hlue heavens.
Hy and hy the route desccmK into the
low-lying1, long'-tvaehing' plains of Vc-
Xietia. where the train glides over ;
country as broad as a western prairie
nnd where the larg-e estates are divide
by alleys of tall Lombard v poplars. It
was at a small way-station just here,
where the express train had stopped
for coal and water, that the denjr of my
carriage wnsoieiied and a man entered,
taking the seat opposite to that which
I occupied. I remarked that he had no
baggage with him. and concluded that
lie was probably not gating1 far. Vet,
as the express train stopped only when
its fuel and water were exhausted,
knew that he must remain as my com
panion for two or three hours at least.
1 nodded politely to the individual as
lie entered, the mere salute of strangers
upon being thrown into close connec
tion, and was a little surprised to ob
K'rve that my courtesy was not re
turned. However, I thought no more
of th matter for some moments, but
busied mysr!f watching1 the attractive
scones through which we wen? thread
ing our way with lightning-like speed.
Happening-to glance toward my com
panion, just after we had pit fairly un
derway, I caught Ins eyes reg'arding'
me with singular intensity, and with a
most sinister expression.
It was difficult to understand this, as
we had not exchanged a word, conse
quently 1 could not have offended him
In any way. Still, every time 1 met his
glance the same expression was mani
fest, except that it seemed to I Hi in
tensified more and more every minute,
tmtil presently I saw him take a large
bladcd knife from his pocket and open
ing it, he said, as he looked mc lull in
the face with savage intent:
"Have you got the management of all
these devils and reptiles?"
'Devils and reptiles? When'?
"All about us; here on the seats in
your lap, and creeping- up to the win
Oh: I understand you, now," said I,
Instantly suspectinp that the man was
deranged, and resolving- what to do.
"Do you suppose I am poing; to sit
quietly here and let you put those crea
tures on me?
By no means" said I. "They have
been bothering- me all the forenoon.
Here, give me your knife aud let me
Blang-hter the vermin.
Thus seeming to fall in with his ideas,
nd recognizing- the presence of the
devilsand reptiles all about us. I reached
out my hand and almoat watched hx&
tie.-, afore the I
- en tb inside !
!l' T. ' the
the dear eld
iM 0 i""""" intli"
! IM I e rarsfroinKlor-
I il U K C M 9
knife from him. and pretended to ct.t
and slash In a frightful manner.
Then 1 passed some minutes in seem
ing lo throw the canvasses out of the
window, taking good care to send tht
knife after them.
"Well, that a comfort," said the
stranper, calming; down considerably.
"You did that very well. Stop! then
is one with awful, glaring eyes in that
corner. See! see! see!" and he trem
bled all over as he pointed to the cor
ner of the coach.
"Ihnt le afraid, said I; "just let
me pet at him," ami I went through an
imaginary tussle with an animal, and
with not a little apparent exertion pre
tended to throw hua also out of the
"Where is the knt V.1" said lu sud
denly. "I dropped it ntit with those devils."
"That's bad." said the man; "but
they're all gone for the present."
"All." said I; "not one left "
He dnw a long breath, as though
quite relievciL and I longed for the
time when the train should stop, so that
I could tree my sell irom the com pan
ionship of a lunatic. I had thrown
a way his knife, and thought that per
haps I could handle hi in if he had n
weapon: but I never for a moment titok
tuy eyes off his face, and when I could
fairly catch his eyes. I gazed back full
and determinedly intothem with all tl
iover of mv will. Thi affected him
singularly, and he U'gan to avoid mv
direct look and fidget in his seat :i
restlessness which 1 knew to be a ba
In the meantime I tried in a degree
to analyze the man's cast. He was evi
dently suffering from delirium tremens,
and in the most virulent form. Natur
ally a large and strong man. his physi
cal power was of course greatly excited
and increased temporarily by the de
rangement of the brain. I knew that a
man in his situation was entirely un
amenable to reason, and that tu
easiest and crhaps the oulv wav to
control him at all, was to adopt h
own ideas, however unreasonable, anil
by lincssc to manage him without ap-
H-aniig lo do so.
My eyes wen off him for a moment
and as quick as thought he sprang with
both hands at my throat, which
graN tl as though in a vise. In doing
tins he rose to his feet. I or one instant
1 cop Id hardly breathe, but I struck
both his feet fn.m under him by a blow
at on re of my hands Whind the knees.
and he came down at once upon the
Moor. throwing my weight against
his bodv, I fell lit ton his chest, with
lis UkIv under me. while 1 succeeded
ii freeing my throat from his grasp.
" can't drive these snakes and devil:
IT unless you keep quiet and don't get
in my way, said I. "ttet up ami go
into that corner. while I throw them out
f the window, J continued, in astern
;oice. "and le quick alHut it!"
HcolH-yed instantly, and did notsc
to comprehend that he had just attacked
me so violently.
h," sau! he. in a moment after: "the
devil looked over your shoulder, and 1
thought it was you."
"Keep quiet, and don't get in my way
airain," 1 said, as I once more went
through the pantomime of throwing
imaginary devils and reptiles out of the
window, not daring to put my ow n
head out. lest he should get me at a dis
advantage and dash me out also.
Would the train never stop? Here I
had nm'U shut up with this madman for at
least an hour, and had I not siirlicietitly
comprehended the case to take Ins knife
awa from him at the outset, doubtless
he w mid have murdend me liefore this
time He was as strong as a lion. I :
migl t not 1h? so lucky in a second strug
gle as I had just lKen in throwing him !
off. With all the erratic impulse of
madness he was liable to le upon me I
"There's a Imki constrictor," screamed
the man. seizing my arm and pointing
to th end of the car. "He will break
every rv-sue in my body. Kill him! kill
"Well, well," said 1. soothingly, "let
go my arm and I will tix him. There!
sit in your corner and give me nn'in."
and I thrust him back into the opposite
! once more went thnuigh the panto
mime of an imaginary struggle to eject
some monster from the window.
"Ha! He's getting the letter of you."
screamed the maniac. "He will W after
me next." and he made a spring at the
other door, hut it was securely locked
on the outside, otherwise he would
have I teen under the i heels of the train
and killed in an instant.
"All right: the big snake has gone."
said I. seizing him as he struggled to
get his Itodv out of the window.
He looked cautiously around and then
shrank into the corner scat.
This continuous mental and physical
strain was quite unnerving me. We
must certainly Ite approaching the end
of our journey, for it w as already seven
o'clock p. m. and we were due at seven
twenty. If I could only manage the lu
natic for twenty minutes relief would
be at hand. He saw me look at my
! you know that you have just put
a live h -ad into vour pocket?" he wins-
pered to me.
"Yes: I am going to keep it for a
curiosity. It is one of those I cut off
from a reptile just now."
"I thought so. You are one of them!
You'll cat that for your supper! Oh!
you devil you!"
And he sprang at me with frantic
rage, grasping once more at my throat.
4skk! skk! hue!
but I was on my guard this time. I got
both of h:s hands in mine and we strug
gled together for more than a minute,
when by a sudden effort I stepped upon
the seat, raising myself above him, ami
by sheer force of weight threw him
once more upon the floor, with tny knees
on his chest. Jle came down this time
so heavily that I feared I had knocked
the life out of his body, and for a mo
ment he remained motionless. I looked
np at the strap upon my traveling
shawl which hung in the rack; if 1 only
had a strong rope I might tie his arms
behind him In-fore lie aroused and then
I could easily manage him. I had noth
ing suitable, however, for this purpose.
I was actually glad when I saw him
ojwn his eyes once more, for I began to
dread lest I had killed hire
Have you cleared those devils all
out?" he asked me, very quietly, and
with a heavy sigh.
"Every one of tbem. Get np and sit
in the corner it is the safest place, and
I will keep them off you.M
Tucfev. lat twenty minutes seemed an
i ! I
t i r I f
eternity. Should e never pet to our
journey end? Hy a plane out of the
window I could pet a glimpse of the
distant Adriatic Kurelr we must stop
in five minutes more. Patience!
The stranger began to be restless
again. What would he attempt next?
I kept my eyes fixed upon his, which
seemed unconsciously to quail beneath
mine; yet I could see that he was grow
ing momentarily more uneasy, and that
a pamxysm wan undoubtedly pending.
I dared not suggest a wonl lest it should
hasten his fit, nnd so could only keep
npon my guard.
It was already sunset, nnd the aif
seemed full of golden mist, as the train
at last liegan to move more slowly, and
then It stopped altogether, just as the
guard threw oien the car door, with
the ringing cry: "Venizhi! to my in
The moment the door opened my
mad companion made a rush to get
out. and. leaping upon the platform of
the depot, was instantly seized by two
stout fellows, while a third handcuffed
him. He was expected, as the con
ductor told me afterward, a telegram
having leen sent forward to secure
him. It seemed that he had escaped
lit: SPKAXO AT MR.
from an insane asylum, near which h
had taken the train, when he purchased
his ticket and made all procr arrange
ments for the journey to Venice with
as much correctness and knowledge of
letail as though perfectly sane.
I am a imtsoii of more than average.
ei n tines, and accustomed to meet vari-
mis exigencies, but I must confess that
my nerves were considerably shaken by
this ride with a madman. - Lieut. .Mur
ray, hi V 1 . Yt eclifv.
RESULT OF OVERWORK.
('mine Kcrlinn ('iimh the Sytm to I'iiI
Overwork, whether of muscle or
tain, is harmful ami often fatal; but
w hat is overwork for one man may Ih
nothing but wholesome activity for
other. Various causes may have low
ered one's natural powers of endurance
lack of sleep, exhaiistingexcitements.
dentarv habits, an undue accumula
t ion f fat. a weakened heart, or otlu
organic disease. In all competitive
sports it is dangerous for the contest-
lints to ignore such physical different-
Spirit and excitement may help to win
a temporary victory at too great a cost
Most intelligent persons know tl
thletes arc iH'cnliarlv liable to heart
liscase. and. as a class, an short-livci
It is well known, too. that exhaiistin;
rches. like the retreat of .Nanoleou s
irmy from Knssia. are attended bv ;i
frightful loss of life: but even the
medical profession has not understood
he nature of the relation Itetwecn
overwork and its morbid effects.
Of late years, however, the subjec
has been can-fully studied by medic;
experts, and the general conclusion
reached is that the system tiiAi itsel
by overwork and exhausting fatigue
The effect, in short, is somewhat likt
what takes place when the eliminating
organs of the body an debilitate
diseased, causing a n'tent:ou o poison
In the lower degnes of overwork.
rest restores the system to its norma
state by a speedy elimination of the in
jurious elements, as xisons received
from without are eliminated, and a
fatal nsult avoided.
In more prolonged fatigue then is a
rise of temperature and an alteration
id the liquids of the ImmIv a manifest
feverish condition. !u still more pro
longed seven exertions, there ;in
changes in the ImhIMv tissues, as well
as in the fluids, especially in the heart
and blood vessels, the kidneys and
spinal cord. This is the case in foned
marches, night watching followed b
daily toil, in the persistent "cramming
of the schools, in the incessant drive
luiMiiess. especially when these are as
sociated with poor living ami insuffi
cient sleep. The Xew York Medical
"In some cases death Mvurs too soon
for the development of the above svmp-
toms. Thus the soldier fell dead after
announcing the victory of Marathon.
In Algeria two noted runners fell dead
the instant they notched the goal. This
sudden death from over-exertion is due
to self poison by carlion dioxide, which
is formed more rapidly than the lungs
can exhale it. j out Ifs Companion.
NOT FOR HERSELF.
The VunI ICsMMisil:ilh r a Woman Incarrrd
for a Kri'itil.
It gives some women a deep and al
most oppressive sense of n'soiisihility
to 1h intrusted with the selection of a
pair of gloves or a yard of riblHin for
another woman. "It isn't for mvself,
said an anxiousdookingcustomer at the
rib I on counter of a large dry goods
store one afternoon when the clerks
wen busiest. "If it was for myself
should know exactly what I wanted
ami wouldn't waste anytime over it.
"Iid yon say dark or light gnen ril-
bon? asked the clerk.
"She saiil dark, and yet not too dark,
so I don't know exactly what to get. If
I were going to use it myself"
How would this do?"
'Well, I hardly know. It seems a
trifle light to me. and yet maybe it
wouldn't be. I don't know just what
it's to Ik used for. which makes the
matter all the more perplexing."
'How wide do you want it?"
She said from two and a half to
three inches, which is of course rather
indefinite. It's for a friend of mine liv
ing in M and she simply wnrte for a
yard of dark green riblxm from two
and a half to three inches wide, at from
thirty to fort v cents a van!, and I am
puzzled to know just what to get. If
it were for mvself
Yon didn't want satin ribbon?1
She didn't sav. and I don't know
whether to get satin, orgrosgrain, or
watered riblioii, or ribbon with a plain,
corded or picot edge, or what Every
thing is so indefinite alnut iL If I
knew what she wanted it for or had
some little hint to go by, or if it were
for myself but as it is I'm entirely io
"I think, on the whole, I'd better
write and get more definite informa
tion before selecting anything. Yes,
that's what I'll do, and then I'll not
make any mistake." Youth s Com
panion. Customer ''Would yon like to sell
more sod every day4 Clerk "Yes.
How can I?" Customer "When any
one buys a glass, fill it fuller,'
THE FARMING WORLD.
EXCELLENT FLEECE PRESS.
An Article of I'artlctilar Intrrrst to Wltto-
As the sheep shcarini season is nVrh
at hand let me present your nock-
masters with the plan of a fleece press.
which I am certain they will find ad
vantageous in the get np of their wool.
The press makes the fleeces uniform
and compact and id every war jfreatly
excels the old-fashioned, slovenly man
ner in which as a rule wool is tied and
The idea is not original, as t saw the
press in use in California twenty years
ago. it answers the purpose admira
bly, is extremely simple, and inexpen
sive. The drawing and description will
explain it fully.
Trevions to work the strings are laid
on the unfolded press running from end
to end. and are passed through notches
to keep them in position.
As soon as you place the fleece in th
Imjx raise the side furthest from you,
then the one next yon. and lastly the
folding ends represented by 3; next
place the clamps in the notches, tie
you fleeces, and your work is complete.
Now unfold the press, remove the
fleece, and place strings in readiness fop
2. SIDE OF
IKs niPTos: Scale one Inch t the fnot
Tin press nmsists nf three hoards live feet
luiiir. one foot hroad and one inch thick. I. Kep
resenls the l.;ttom of lh' nn-ss nr hox when
the fleece is placed. This measures 12x14
inches and is attached to Ihe sides and folding
enK ly eiirht small hinues. 3. Sides of prcs,
lX.'-feet. 3. Peldlli;.' ends to hoX. Ixl foot. 4.
t'ross supports attached hy hfliees to Hides, i
Hole, full hrendth f lioard. when' you introduce
the hand lo raise foldine end. i. Itcprrscntj
four -tr.n-.-i laid in the proper ptwiiton for tyiiuj
ihe fl. .-cs: these should he stifTieientty lonsr so
as 1m tie easily. 7. Woi-h-n claniw tohold press
in jhisititin until the fleece is tied. M. Notches
one inch deep, in which you drop the ends of
cl:ii:i;s wheu press is iit-ed; the hent ends hold
the sides in proper ,osjtion as well as the fold
ing end-, which come inside ihe clamps.
the next. Always have a good supply of
strings on hand.
The press should In placed on a table
or frame, taking can to. leave oHn a
space, as shown at 5. for the introduc
tion of the hand. Thirty inches will In
fount! a convenient height for the table
or frame on which to nst the pnvs.
At Turlington the pnss has lcen in
use for the last four wars, and Mr. T.
W. Harvey, in addition to receiving the
maximum prut of the season for his
clip was invariably complimented on
the business-like manner his wool had
A few n'tnarks on wool may not lie
out of place. Sheep should le shorn on
a clean, smooth floor or table, and you
cannot overrate the importance of even
clipping. Nothing is more unseemly to
the eye of a practical flock-master or
judge than a rough-shorn sheep. In
sheep intended for exhibition evenness
is of inestimable value, as when ronj"":
ly shorn at first it Incomes a most difti
cult matter to l-vel the sheep and erase
the shear-marks. This every old, ex
perienced "trimmer" can testify to.
Another point that requires great at
tention is in not allowing the fleeces to
In broken. This is too often the result
of carelessness or the inability to han
dle the sheep pmpcrly. Turning over
sheep is apparently simple, but watch
the sheanrs or those intrusted at the
fairs with show sheep ami observe how
few really know the art.
The proper season of shearing is of
gn-at importance and varies with the
situation and climate. The pneisr
period is noted by the full growth of
woo) when it separates readily fnm
the skin, w hen the new wool begins to
appear: or, in other words, when na
t nn legins to change the winter coat
of the sheep for the summer one.
Fleece wool is classed under the gen
eral heads of "combing" and "cloth
ing." but unless you are an expert at
the business it is Itetter to leave the
task to the wool broker. One point
you can accomplish, anil that is to class
the fleeces of the yearling sheep sep
arate from the older. Tack them in
diffennt bales and brand them to that
effect. As the yearling or hogget wool
is much the mo-t valuable you will In
well repaid for the trouble. You
can go stili further. You can
class the five-yea r-old and upward
fleeces by themselves; in this you arc
guided by the age ear-mark of the
sheep, which ought to exist in all well
ngulatei flocks. W. Watson, in I treed
FOR HAULING STONES.
A Contrivance lVhlrli, Though Not Pretty,
I Very 'ernl.
I needed a general "ronst-ahunt" for
hauling stones, stumps, tools, etc.. and
made one like the sketch inclosed. I
went to the wctnlsand found two white
oak tnies that f-nswered my purpose. I
cut them close to the ground, to secure
the toughest part for the front end of
the runners. I cut the two runners off,
and cut np the rest of the trees for
wood, and hauled it home with the
runners. I first hond a Ivincli hole at ,
the butt end of the logs, fin the side j
that would lie the bottom of the run- i
ners; then lored a hole into a heavy
block of wood ijul fastened a dowel pin
In it. pliu-ingr tli l"sr npon it. This kept
the lojf solid whilr lii-win it flown to
proper size. The runners were K feet
lonjr. im-hes wide and 4 inehes thick.
and turned np at the ends as shown. I
pla.-ed them 4 feet apart and spiked 3-lnt-h
plank on them securely. An old
Meijrli tonpne was made to do dutr, and
the roust-aiHiut was complete. It took
about one day make it. I find it rerv
convenient in hauling? out manure, and
have hauled n ton of stone on it at
once, on the snow. My neinhnrs
laufrhed at it at first, called it a "go-
levil," but now they are plad tn borrow
it. Ch. ltradford, in Ohio Farmer.
Window of a Pool try-II oaw.
A large win-low admits more heat
and lipht during the day, but it radiates
the heat rapidly at niirht. One of the
most essential requirements in a poul-tir-house
is l'frht, as the hens will
abandon a darkened house dnrinp the
daytime, no matter how warm it is
Instead of nsinj larpe windows, there
should be small windows, on at least
two sides (or in front and at the ends),
so as to render the house lipht and
cheerful in every part. Another ad
vantage of using- a number of small
windows is that they are cheaper than
arpe ones, and the cost is increased
hut little. They also admit the Ban-
liirht from all quarters during-the whole
of the day, and aid in more rapidly dry
ing the floor, should it be damp. - r arm
A Dreanl of tho FletcUi
Tbu fellers from the fcooniry jon keep away
If yon don't want to unsettle things and get ill
For ron always leave a memory of Ifcr meadow,
and the streams.
An' I straightway get to wlshln' and to nshla'
In my dreamsl
Ton fellers from the country when you 'strike
mc at my desk
The room begins to blossom an' the street looks
And the ronrin- of the rlty, with Its engines sa
Seems to melt Into the music of the mountains
nd the dells!
Ton fellers from tbe country yon get so much
6o little of Its sorrow, of Its tears, and of Its
That 1 want to get off with you and Just riot la
Aad wade in your cool branches, tike I osed Mt,
when a boy!
Mine own heart, burdened, erleth sore.
Grief knorketh often at my donr.
Mine eyes ofl fill with bitter tears.
And sometimes, in these later years,
I fain would shirk the toil of day
Along the straightfcnd narrow way.
A brother's voirei With pleading cry.
His hands outstretched In agony,
I see him battling with the wave;
My brgaher rails for me to save
To resroe him from sin's dark ntpht.
And all mine ills have taken flight.
tjay Davidson. In Uauncr of Gold
I P. up. tip. my soul' above the cares
That like thick vapor rise.
And hravenwanl swift on winged priyers
Ascend the sunny skies.
Thy life no more Is here below.
Another air is thine:
And breaths of fragrance downward flow
From hidden heights divine.
And sounds of song come floating sweet
Up. up. my soul on pinions fi-et
From earth to llcavi-n arise!
live thou In Heaven, my spirit, so
Thy daily life locherr.
To live in Heaven is best to know
How best to labor here.
Ellzabcth French. In Springfield (M-sr.) Ro
A Bachelor's Italia.
They haunt me at "drums" sr.d at dances.
They hunt me wherever 1 hie;
Cold tiara and frolicsome Frances,
Mild Mary and vohitile VI:
Itlue. brown, rray and hazel-hucd Cj'e
My Income ail lovingly scan:
What care 1? for cast is the die
J am not a "maTying man."
The sric',1 of those eloquent glances.
The charm of that murmured r"ply,
Ihe skill of thisc subtle advances,
I do not attempt to deny:
Yet harmless their arrows fly by.
And vainly they plot and they plan;
I'm young, and I'm wealthy, but I
1 am nm a "marrying man."
If callousness value enhances.
Most tempting of baits 1 supply.
Oh, mine Is the feeblest of chances,
Wt still itn my vow I'll rely:
Ijrt match-making mothers come try
Their arts and ensnare mc who canl
The body of them i defy,
1 am not a "marrying man."
Ian Cnpid. your fetter I fly.
Yet cannot escape from your ban:
Cru-1 Laura Trcfusis knows i.-Ay
I am not a '-marrying inan."
-X. Y. Ledger.
Ohr Mossed Sleepl
Into thy dear oblivion deep
This heart that faints, th-j:e eyes that weep
Kvcetvo, and for one ht-alm:; hour
Release from life's n-lcnilcss rxiwcr.
Here lingering on thy shadowy brink,
Kre in tiiy Icth' an d ptlis 1 sink.
Oh! let me breathe the ma:Tic air
That frees tin- heart from earthly earn.
That brines the worn and sad to bless
The Mridow of iinconscic usm ss:
Make mc forget the wearing pain
Of circumstance's galling chain,
ttt disappointment's poison stin.;.
Of life that goes on broken wing.
And then receive me, gentle Sleep,
Into thy tU-ptbs far fathoms deep.
What though beneath thy Lethean flood
Alikf to me are ill ami good;
The bliss of love, bcreavemenrs pain.
Life's sorest ltts and dearest gain.
All grief, all joy beneath the sun.
Life, death, hope, fear to me arc ono;
Yet doth a deathly weariness
So heavily my spirit press,
I pray, receive me. gentle Sleep,
Inta thy dej t'js far fathoms deep.
Melcn K. Starrett, In Interior.
The May Wide Awake
Opens with a delightfully fantastic nnd
oriental rhyme descriptive of the birth
of the gamut. It is by Theron Brown
with a frontispiece illustration by Itttr-
gess, antl is called "1 he lfamlioo I ife.
The leading article of the number (splen
didly illustrated) is Aduline Fordham's
stirring description of A Mediasval
htrongliold, the great I: reach castle of
l'ierrefonds, which, dismantled by
Kichclieu, has been restored by the
famous French architect, Viollet-le-
Duc. I'hilip Hale's storv, 'A tlrain of
Sand," is one of the good things of the
number. Miss Helen Gray Cone tells
about "A Ticture Itook of 17S9 ll
liam ltlakc's home-made antl hand-tuade
Songsof Innocence; Alexander Illack
has a unique sleeping-car story, "I'pper
Aine; M. Ii. Kverson contributes s
charming story of a little studio girl,
rhebe Stout Sculptor. There is a
bright story for Decoration Day, '"Al
most a Deserter," by Miriam Ilrastow,
and a stirring ode for the same memori
al occasion, addressed to American boys
and girls "Decoration Day," by El
bridge S. Rrooks; Mrs. Emma Hunting
ton Nason has a charming set of verses.
'My Lady of Make-llelievc;" Lieut.
Col. Thorndike gives in his series of
One Man's Adrenturet, an account of his
"Getting Away from Gibraltar."
Op course a fellow is pushed for time
when an officer hustles him into a peni
tentiary. uingna-iimii itcpuDiican.
A. B. C. Bohemian Bottled Beer" is a
bright amber, made of the purest malt
Dnuk iL American Brewing Co. SL-Louia.
Tits trains nf thought of some people are
the slowest kinds of freights. Itochester
Nfw Yoaa. April SH W.
CATTLF Native Steers. 4 a it
FMM'K Winter Wheat t 7S m im
WHKAT-No. Sited Kh
t'OUN-No. s V SI
OATS-Western Mlied :M
I'OKK-Xew Mess 11 iw II 5(1
BKKVES- :iioi.-e Steers 4 40
tledlnm. 4 15
nntlK-Uooil to Select 131
nilF.F.r-FnlrtoCboico - 4 IX
FU If It-Patents. 4 :
Fancy to Extra !.
WFTF AT No. 5 Kd Winter... W'4
COHN-No S Mned 3h
OATS- No. 2.
RYE No. 2
HAT Clear Timothy
BirrTF.It t-hoiee Dairy.
I'oltK-stsiHlanl Mesa (New).
WOOL tuom Tui
HtKIS fair to choice.
BH KEP-Fair to Choice.
HAIL K Winter Patents.
Spnug Patents... . ..
m 7 III
w U nil
CORN No. 41 i
POKK Meat (New) t5s 1
CATTLE-Shlpping Steera. ... 0 4
BOOS Aliunde. 416 4 44
WHEAT No. Z Red te SJ
OATS No. t
rLorR-High Urads 4 91 4
CORN No. 2.... 604 51
OATS Western Si's
HAY-C'hoios WOJ 17 m
POHK-New Men - 12 00
BACON Sides - 6
COTTON iliudling. w .7
CORN No.2 Mixed...
OATS No 2 Mixed
BACON Clear Kib .. .
a Remarkable letter.
A Prominent Professional lira's Eiiiauf
H. f . Sua-J
To the Editor: 8ib As my flame and face
have appeared in your paper and th pub
lic prints lately, aad as many of my profes
sional brethren are wondering at it, I feel
it only just that I should make an explana
tion. The statement published over my
name was made ten years ago, after long
and mature investhratfon. and I have nevef
changed my mind as to the facts then
stated. At that time 1 said, as a pbysieian,
that 1 believed Warner's Safe Cure was the
best of all kntMrn preparations for the
troubles it was advocated to cure:,- dd J tan
to ttm. I know it is considered the proper
thing for the medical profession to decry
proprietary and other advertised articles;
but why should they do so? As the late Dr.
i. 0. Holland, writing ever bis own name
in Scribncr'Q Monthly, said :
"It is a fact that many of the best propria
etary medicine of the day are more suc
cessful than many physicians, and most of
them were first discovered or used in actual
medical practice; when, however, any per
son knowing their virtue and foreseeing
their popularity secures and advertises
them, in tho opinion of the bigoted all vir
tue went out of them."
Dr. Holland was an educated physl ian,
an unprejudiced observer, and he spoke
from a broad and unusual experience. Pro
prietary medicines should not be decried.
Tho evidences oi tneir value are over
whelming 1 have seen pa tents recover
from gravel, inllammation of the bladder
and Bnglifs disease after using artier'
Safe Cure, even when all other treatment
1 make this frank and outspoken state
ment In the interests of humanity and be
cause I know It to be true. I trust for the
same reason you will give it to the publlo
Respectfully, K A. Ucsrf.
No 134 West Forty-Seventh street. New
York, March L
I can see nothing to object to, but,
on the contrary, much to recommend.
in lavmcn constituting themselves lay-
preachers and carrying the message of
the Gospel into places and among per
sons that a regular clergyman can not
approach. Having caught the fire, go
and carry the fire. Ilishop Phillips
Turur: is more Catarrh in this section of
the country than all other diseases put to
gether, nnd until the last few years was
supposed tn lie incurable. For a great man
years doctors pronounced it a local disease,
and presi-ribeil local remedies, and bv eon-
stnntly failing to cure with local treatment,
pronounced it incurable Science has
proven t-atarrh to be a constitutional dis
ease, and therefore requires constitutional
ii-catniciic nails catarrii cure, munu
factureu by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo.
Ohio, is the only constitutional cure on the
market It is taken internullv in doses from
1U tit-ops to a leastHionfuL it nets directly
on the blood aud mucous surfaces of the
system. They offer one hundred dollars for
any ease it fails to cure. Scud for circulars
and tc'.tiiiioniuls Address,
F. J. Ciienf t At Co , Toledo, O.
gr-Sold by Druggists, 73c
TnE strict! st railroad about tssuingpassos
may occasionally pass a dividend. Lowell
Ai.t. Horse owners should know what it
costs to manufacture Harness and every
thing on wheels. You will be surprised to
see what a line $00 Buppy can be made for
t:W; fjuCart for f.' ..Hi; elitn four-passenger
loo Carriage for 4i 30; fT.i fliien ifugg
for F'7 50; $30 Ikiubie-tcara Harness for
12 So: tl-i Ituggv Harness for U 75. Oni
good material usinl. Write U. S. Brnr At
Cart Co. No. 3 Lawrence St, Cincinnati.
O . lor ix ;i frte catalogue, snowing
kinds of vehicles and 44 kinds of harness.
-Wnx is your husband doing now!"
"Vttiung. He has been appointed to an of-
nee - .. x. rress.
The hfM thinq to do
is this : .when you re sufft-rintr from
hick or luliotis lu-adac-hes, Consti
pation, Indigestion, Bilious Attacks,
or any (leranijoinont of tho Liver,
Stomach, or lJowels, pet something
that relieves proniiilly and cures
permanently Don't shock the sys
tem with the ordinary pills get
Dr. I leree s 1 leasant 1 diets.
They're the smallest, for one thing
(hut thats a great tiling), and the
easiest to take.
They're the best, for they work
in ."Natures own way mildly ana
gently, but thoroughly and cllec
tively. 1 hey re the cheapest, tor tliey re
guaranteed to give satisfaction, or
your money is returned. Ttou pay
only for the ooa you get.
hat more can you ask ?
ISut don't get something that the
dealer says is "just as good." It
may bo better for him, but it s
pretty certain to be worse for you.
Two bottles of German Svruo
cured me of Hemorrhage of the
Lungs when other remedies failed.
I am a married man and, thirty-six
years of age, and live with my wife
and two little girls at Durham, Mo.
I have stated this brief and plain so
that all may understand. My case
was a bad one, and I shall be glad
to tell anyone about it who will
write me. Phiup L. Schenck, P.
O. Box 45, April 25, 189x1. No man
could ask a more honorable, business-like
THE EXCRETORY ORGANS.
The excretory organs consist of the
luns, the kidneys and the skin. The
luntjs remove the carbonic acid from
the blood, the kidneys remove the uric
acid from the blood, and the skin re
moves the surplus water and at the
same time assists the lungs in removing
the carbonic acid. Now if the skin be
suddenly chilled the small pores
through which the water has been ooz
ing are suddenly closed. The work is
then thrown upon the lungs and the kid
neys. If a large portion of the skin is
thus affected the kidneys refuse toper
form their office, and in common
language the cold settles upon the kid
neys, and the result is that all the work
of purifying the blood has to be done
by the lungs, and if this is prolonged
for any length of time they break
down, the result is pneumonia, pleu
risy or under certain conditions, con
sumption. Reid's German Cough and
Kidney Cure incites the kidneys to action,
stimulates the circulation, and thus en
ables the system to relieve the lungs of
part of their work. Get this remedy of
anv dealer, 2; and 50 cents a bottle.
SYLVAN REMEDY CO, Peoria, I1L
Does aflvbody imagine that be or the can
breathe air impregnated with malaria for
any length bt time and yet go scatheless!
If anv such there be let theni incur the risk
and then doubt. The poison frt disguise as
surely enters the system as a dose of prnsw
sio acid swallowed with suicidal intent
Hostel tor's Stomach Bitters is the sole re
liable defense agalns Vie malarial virus
Rheumatism, dyspepsia afid constipation
are remedied by it.
Ir we could use oar own advice, how
happy we would be. Texas Sittings
The Only One T.rrr Printed Can Ton Find
the Word T
There Is a 1 inch display advertisement
in this psper, this week, which has no two
words alike except one word. The same is
true of each hew one appearing each week,
from The Dr. Barter Medicine Co. This
house places a "Crescent" on everything
they make and publish. Look for it, send
them the name of the word and they will
return yna book, beautiful lithographs or
Wntn a man gats religion right, his horsa
soon finds it out. Ham s Horn.
Whether on pleasure bent, or business, take
on every trip a Imttle of Syrup of Figs, as
it acts most pleasantlv and effectively on
the kidnevs. liver and "bowels, preventing
fevers, headaches and other forms nf sick
ness. For sale in iio cents and tl bottles by
all leading druggists.
A nmnLAK rcMprally ninkcs his hnre run
after be reaches tbe pl-ite. Texus Hidings.
Corona. Hoakseves!. Sour Throat, etc ,
quickly relieved by Knows bttoNrniAL
Thoches. Tbcy surpass nit other prepara
tions in renin viiif? hoarseness and as aci
rtmttty are pre eminently lite bat.
TnE proper thine for a jury U to be firm,
but not Hxed. Witahiniou Mar.
Peopi.e Killed by Coughs that Hale's
Honey ol Hon hound and Tar wonul cure.
Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute.
Food for reflection The good dinner that
you missed Texas Sifting
Usper nil circumstances, under nil condi
tions, under all influence, ltraUycntinc
will promptly cure all headaches. M cents.
A small jag goes a great way on a rail
road train. Picayune.
Beeciiam's Pills are a painless and ef
fectual remedy for all bilious and nervous
disorders. Ktr -ale by all druggists.
lVnex should bread be served out to the
soldiers! At roll call
Catarrh Remove the Cause.
I was afflicted from infancy with Catarrh, and for tec years with eruptions on my lace.
I was attended br the lst physician, and ned .1 number of Blood remedies with no per
manent relief. K f UFE BECAME A BURDEN TO HE. for my case was declared incurable.
1 saw S. S. S. advertised, and took eight bottles, which cured me entirely, and I fed like
a new person. MibS JustE Owen, Ahmlfelirr, Ohio.
I was the Tictim of the worst case of Catarrh that I erer heard of. I was entirely
deaf in one ear, and all the inside of my nose, including part of the bone, sloughed otE.
No sort of treatment benefited me, and physicians said "I would never be any better." As
a last resort I took Swift's S;ecinc, and it entirely cured me and restored my hearing. I
hare been well fur years, with no sign of return of the disease. Mrs. Josephins Poi-HILL,
Due West, S. C. 8 S. S. cures Catarrh, like it does cither Blood diseases, by elimina
tang the poison which causes iL Treatise on Blood and Skin mailed free.
SWIFT SPECIFIC COMPANY, Atlanta, Ga.
THE POT INSULTED THE KETTLE BECAUSE
THE COOK HAD NOT USED
GOOD COOKING DEMANDS CLEANLINESS.
SAPOLIO SHOULD be uscd in every KITCHEN.
Takes hold in this order
PrlTlna everything boforo It that ouftfl to
You, know whether you
need it or not.
SoMby CTry d-nsi-it, aad man-ifacturrd by
KOtKl ItV. 71 liH.
Will purity BT.OOT-, TfTiTate
KIDNKY, rii.'.-.e I IVEH
uimruiT, ouiiti -.rrnjriii. rcocw
appetite, rrtire Ii faith ant
Tt(t'rf.f youth. Drnpni.-i.
l 1 0-11 rMon. lhattlr-l d-cl.
inK a't-MihittM y erilcatel.
Mind hrttthteocl, hraln
oonrt, nrrTev. nai
cIm. receive new force.
nfFpiinir front complslnta je
cultar lotliel riei, aslnc II. flml
assssssaassssssw.Bi.B MI, fpfTC'IT CUTe. KCIUrDS
rose bloom on rtieebH, bcauilneCoinplezlo'ftu
SnM ererTwhere. All r'nriln bear
('rrirenUf1 Bend its 'J cent stamp ur UJ-paco
OR. HARTER MEOICINt CO.. St tnl. Mo.
GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 187a
IV. BAKER &, CO.'S
from w hlrh the ncm of oil
baa brt-o rrmoved.
mbmnlwtelif pur mmd
it im motwtht.
reorf io Its prrparatron. II
baa m or than Vtrtt timtt V
rtth of Corns, niied with
Ptarrh, Arrowroi4 or Pngar,
and I therefore far mora eco
nomical, cutting t than tn
teblna;, at renal betting, xamlt
Piokstcd. and admirably adapted for tnraUda
aa well aa for persona In heal'.h.
Sold by fi racers ererywaera.
W. BAKES & CO Dorchester, Kau.
IEWIS' 98 LYE
L. POWDKRED kSf PFBKlltD
The ttrnnfft and purrst Ly
made. Cnlikt-nthf-r Ly.it bein?
a0nepnwdTand incktil lnacn
with remnvaMr lid. the roDt'nLi
are alryn rady for iwe. Will
make the bat ptTfum'-d Hard
Snap in 3 minuU-fl trUhtutt tott
ing. It la (be fe t for clt-ansina:
wate pip-n, diiinf-ctina; aink-4,
cloneia. wahinir btttl . paints,
treen. tc. PNNA. SLT M F G CO.
. A at-, railau, raw
TRACTION AND PORTABLE
Threshers and Horse rowers.
Wrttr ft inmrafxdCatsinri.. maitaa Pna.
M. RUMELV CO.. La PORTE, IND-
U. S. STANDARDwSU.
Btm u4 Ctmsna tm tk. HsrkM.
Uv. AGENTS Wanted la thlacmt..
650000 TUCMPSOH. Binghwitta, A f.
u wtf me fUfXncn SBkssl
SK.h'TWS. tSiiTi. wot Jm wt a
Utisi.ln)iireth Iron. ?J-
1r2 DSibii.mnd ths eomumrr Pa lac Be UB
llisi asekasa wua mnvaitkm.
The old saying- that " con
sumption can be cured if
taken in time " was poor com
fort. It seemed to invite a
trial, but to anticipate failure.
The other one, not so old,
"consumption can be cured, ,
is considered by many false.
Both are true and not
true; the first is prudent
one cannot begin too early.'
The means is careful liv
ing. Scott's Emulsion of
cod-liver oil is sometimes an
important part of that.
Let us send you a book on
careful living free.
Sccirr Boms.Chemn". ijSraih jA A
Nr. Vork. , . . " .
Yoor drarem kerf" SfT-l Eouh of cod-li
Oil all druigiit everywaas do. $L
When you buy Flags you
want the best. Governmnit
Standard is the best; the
largest flag dealers in the U.
S. are G. V. SIMMONS
& CO., Oak Hall, Boston,
Mass. Dealers in Military
Uniforms. Write for a
1 ww ci f;ii
fj JltnolnUlf Water
Watch Pull Collar.
A J- TOWER. MffL DOSTOH MASS
for BOYS 5c GIRLS.
ASK YOUR DEALER FOR THE
FARGO SPECIAL SHOES.
M ha does not keep Uieas sead tostkrlkf
style and size jroa want. Illustnits4 Cescrip
tin List furnished on appllcatloa, atoo caaia
pamphlet. C. H. FARQO & CO.. Chicago.
For Men, Women and Chlldrea
onnrlm at the Bt kAthn amd silk
Ihrr-ad and if Aft ASTKR KACH PA1B
TO i;iVR RATISKA4THy.
NOTHING EQUAL TO THEM
For Style. Fit and rvlee.
1SS TOl' B ERCH15T FOB THEM.
William A. Orr Shoe Co.,
There la moUrerTnhaeeo m
wHi adspteti far
Classes of Smokers
.ORPHAN BOY try IT.
FAT FOLKS REDUCED
I pwnadlea. No turrinm. no i acxnTmiiic
'and nohadefliwta. AtricttreonfldeDtUL
P"1 -. r-r-nj. mri, tti-KTmiBlsi, MlnmbL
0. W.F JyrieiulloVictor ThMtro Blda Sk-iajg.TlI
m-jiaju tma rArsxMwj
FROM SIO TO SI70.
We ran are rm mutneg. And far
catatOBTtte. l-juy isarmoat. Aala
wantM. Rernn a r-iltr.
lUHWashinctea Avsv, Si. Loaia.
Antl ft-r Inventor n imi1 or Hon to 4 bran bv Patent.
Snd Tnr DiPt of PKniU.H mm4 Bl"5iTV LAWS.
PATRICK O F ARRELL, - WASttlflOTOH 2 L
and' ladi-n im mrvl imij u !im' Tftlrirapri I n on am
bn. Take position In thres anontba. Addresa
OIN L aUPrT, US H. Third Bferast, ST. LOUItV, Ma
ATO TTWOR8 CTRtOi
keife: IVtoK Fill
Ir. tlsuTIOVT A HoaatB,
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f fc"ilB'W waif Mwrirtf,p.rlnr. I.twsfrea
raAMS this rtnM.mmt rm
t 11. and pop
wtMh... weak I.Bfaor Aitb
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4 on.. It It not hma to laka.
It l tbs bl consh imp.
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