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St. Loins, Aug. 25. The city this
evening a Maze ol light Along over
six miles of the business streets 75,000
electric and gas lights sxo shining
through globes of many tints, prodao
tag an effect which baffles descrip
tion, and which exoeeds In bril
liancy and magnificence anything
ever -seen In modern days or
immortalized by the pens of oriental
poets. The city is crowded with guests,
and the universal expression of opinion
is that great as is the reputation of St.
Louis as a carnival city, the metropolis
of the west and southwest has annihi
lated all records this year. In addition
to the countless arches and clusters of
many-colored globes, there are ten
splendid set pieces, in which the latest
trinmphs of electricity are displayed.
The most prominent of those is r.u
Twelfth street, between Washington
avenue and Olive. It is a great elec
trical panorama which opens up with a
silent, but ovcrpoweringly eloquent, de
scription of the discovery of America,
goes on to show how the country set
tled up, and concludes with a magnifi
cent burst of light with the words:
displayed in bold relief at a heipht of
150 feet above the heads of tens nf thou
sands of enthusiastic spectators.
At the corner of Broadway and Olive
streets, within two squares of the 6ite
of the new two million dollar hotel, an
enormous globe is suspended in mid
air, about as high as the fifth floor of
the lofty bnildings which adorn ths
corner. The globe revolves on its axis,
and is studded with thousands of incan
descent electric light globes which
give the exact outlines of the two con
tinenta When lighted up the effect is
magnificent, especially when seen at a
distance of eight or tn squares.
Over the Grant statue, on Twelfth
street, the Stars and Stripes and the
Spanish flag are suspended, and here
again electricity does the rest. The
other set pieces and designs are equally
magnificent and daring.
The special illumination nights of the
season are: September 1, 3. 5, 15, S3 and
29; October 1, 4, 6, 13 and 20.
The illuminations arc but a part of
the grand entertainment provided by
St Louis. The great exposition. the only
successful annual exposition in the
world,opens September 7 and continues
with four concerts daily by Oilmore's
band of 100 pieces, the greatest ag
gregation of musical talent ever seen or
heard in the west.
The Veiled Prophet will arrive Octo
ber 1, and will be accorded a military
reception. His great annual parade
will take place Tuesday, October I, fol
lowed by a grand ball at the Mer
chants' Exchange hall.
All the railroads arc making excep
tionally low rates to SL Louis during
the festivities, a programme of which
will be mailed to anyone addressing the
A ciiriosity was lately found in a
boat load of lobsters brought from Xew
Brunswick waters. The strange crus
tacean was ot bluish white one of the
rare and remarkalc albino lobsters. It
was sent to Washington, where it is to
become a part of the exhibit of the
United States fish commission. Only
one other white lobster has been taken
in these or any other waters.
Miss Emma Bradley, of Chicago,
has established at her own charges a
mission school in one of the worst quar
ters of the citv. She lives in the rear
of the school room and shares her food
with a number of pensioners who come
to her table every day.
-5 Dr. Pierce's Fleas-
I ant Pellota To
begin with, they Ye
' f5" the smallest, and
5. . ' 3 t be easiest to take.
B y V y H They're tiny,
f- i yt 3 suar-coated anoV
r v V i bilious granule.
seeds. Every child
is ready for Them,
Then, after thevYe taken, instead of dis
turbing and shocking the system, tbey act
in a mild, easy, and natural way. There's
no chance for any reaction afterword. Their
help lartt. Constipation, Indigestion, Bilious
Attacks, Sick or Bilious Headaches, and all
derangements of the liver, stomach, and
bowels are promptly relieved and perman
They're put up in glass vials, which keeps
them always fresh and reliable, unlike the
ordinary pills in wooden or pasteboard
And tbey Ye the chrapat. pills you can buy,
for they're guaranteed to give satisfaction,
or your money is returned. You pay only
for the good you cel.
THE LAXATIVE GUM DROP.
When you feci out of sorts and youi
dinner begins to distress you get a box of
the Laxative Gum Drops and you will
soon be relieved of your disagreeable sen
sations. These Gum Drops are the finest
cathartic in the world for they contain noth
ing deleterious so that they can be taken
at any time and in numbers according to
the constitution of the patient. With
some people two are sufficient, others may
require from four to six but no matter how
many are taken, no ill results will follow
They are made of pure materials accord
ing to a regular official prescription so that
no danger results even when more are
taken. This renders them a great remedy
for children. They taste like the ordinary
gum drop which they resemble in form so
that children need not know that they are
taking medicine at all. When they are
taken regularly tliey will produce the re
quired effect even upon the most obstinate
case of constipation. Ask for them and
do not let the dealer give you any thinj
else, for nothing else is half so good.
SYLVAN REMEDY CO., Peoria, I1L
AE BrrDKHTCB That the blood it
wrong, and tat nature is endeav
oring to throw off the impurities.
Nothing is so beneficial in assisting
nature as Shift's Specific (S. S. S)
It ts a simple vegetable compound. Is
harmless to the most delicate child, fH
ttforyx the poison to tfu surface and
eltnanatet it from the blood.
I contracted a sever esse of Uood
that unfitted xset (or htin. - f,,
few bottles of Swift'. .Specific (3. S.kcu
J. C. JOKaxTCrtv Mrrxhai
Tntteoo Bfeod and Skta Dtatatttauik
5 ; . -HE V ijiiii evnty-nvs
oaaeef the east
covered Win Shakespeare's back!
it has becocae sf the old raw-boats
f What has beeoaae of the KalMa boa.
That cane with Baa Jobasaa's maatl
What has become of the eobbie-stonea
That must hsvs braawd Mutoa's feat?
When an ttaamrCs that Lord Byroa wore?
Where are poor Shelley', eaffa?
What baa beoooM of that voadrooa store -
Of Queen EUzabetas nfla
Where are the slippers of FenUaaiidf
Wben are Man Antony's elvtbes?
Wben an the gloves from Antoinette's band?
Wben Oliver Goldsmith's hose?
1 rto not search for the ships of Tyn-
The prare of Whiulnfrton cat
Would sooner set my spirit on fire
Or evea Beau Bruno! hat
And when I think that then an spots1
In the world wbl h I can't find.
When lie three same Mentical lots.
And many of Una same kind,
I'm tempted to irira a stove of fold
To him that will brim? to me
A rises of earth's mysteries to unfold.
And show dm wbrro these tbltiirs bo
John Kendrick Bancs, in Harper's afafa-
The Intricate System of the Navy
Aa Electric Spark Seta All the Bl( Clocks
In the Country and Tell. Fa Waea
It la Nooa la Waah
Instea. A way ont at the western end of the
city of W'ashintrton is a wooded hill
overlooking the Potomac, and forming
part of a large (Torero ment reservation
or park, which reaches down to the
river's edge. On the top of this hill
remote from all the other public build
ings in Washington, stands the United
tttates naval observatory.
This branch of the navy department
is of great service to the government.
and plays a very important part in the
daily affairs of the country; for it is
here that standard government time is
reckoned for the use of the depart
ments, and for the primary purpose of
testing and rating the chronometers
used on the L nited States war vessels.
and it ia from this observatory tnat
standard time is regulated all over the
Precisely at noon each day It rends out
an electric signal to the various govern
ment offices and buildings throughout
the District of Columbia, and, by means
of the telegraph, this same signal is
flashed over the United States at the
In order that this signal may be
sent ont at the right time, it is neces
sary that the officers in charge of the
government time service at the ob
servatory should know at just what
instant the sun crosses the seventy
ri fth meridian, or is directly above the
meridian seventy-6ve degrees, west
longitnde, which, as you have learned.
is one of a number of imaginary lines
stretched from pole to pole across the
earth's surface, and reckoned accord
ing to their distance east or west from
Greenwich. Now, this seventy-fifth
meridian has been chosen as the stand
ard for regulating time, so that when
the sun gets exactly over that line it is
twelve o clock at Washington, eleven
o'cltwk at Chicago, ten o'clock at Ien
ver and nine o'clock at San Francisco;
for, as jou perhaps know, according to
this system of standard or '"railroad
time (it being originally adopted for
the convenience of the railroads) the
country is divided into four sections
Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pa
citic each just one hour in advance of
the other, and time at all places in the
same section is the same. Accordingly,
when it is noon at Washington it is also
noon at Philadelphia, New York, Ilos-
ton and every other place included
within the eastern section. This, of
course, is not strictly correct, for It is
really noon at only auch places
through which the seventy-fifth merid
ian happens to pass, as the true noon
day of a place is wben the sun is direct
ly overhead. Washington, for example.
is on the seventy-seventh meridian, or
two degrees farther west, and, conse
qnently, according to its local time it
is only eight minutes of twelve, while
the true time of Boston, which is four
degrees to the east, is sixteen minutes
in advance. But if every city were to
use its own time, it would, in many
cases, give rise to a good deal of confu
sion and inconvenience; and it was for
the very purpose of avoiding this that
the present system of standard time
As we have seen, the time for send
ing ont the noon signal from Washing
ton is the instant the sun crosses the
sevetty-fifth meridian. This, however,
is not the sun which gives ns light and
heat, but an invisible, imaginary one;
because, for certain reasons, the true
sun does not cross the meridian at the
same moment every day, but during
one part of the year he gets over it a
little more ahead of time each day, and
during the other part he is correspond
ingly behind time; and so this fictitious
snn is used, because its apparent path
around the earth brings it exactly over
the same line at the same moment
every day. Now at just what instant
this sun crosses the meridian is deter
mined by means of the stars; for time
at the observatory ia not reckoned by
the sun, but by the stars.
Every clear night an astronomer at
the observatory looks through a large
telescope for certain stars which he
knows must cross a certain line at cer
tain times, and by the use of an elec
trical machine he makes a record of the
time each star passes, as shown by a
clock which keeps sidereal or star
time. lie then consults a printed table,
which shows him at just what time
each star must have passed, and by as
much as this time differs from that re
corded by the clock the latter is wrong,
and in that way the sidereal eloek is
regulated. This star time is then re
duced to snn time, whL-h requires some
calculation, as there is a difference be
tween the two of about four minutes
each day, a sidereal year consisting of
Inst one day more than a solar rear.
T here two clocks the one keeping
star time, and the other sun time are
of very fine quality, and are as near
perfection as possible. Although tbey
cannot help being affected by changes
of temperature and different condi
tions of the atmosphere, they very
rarely are more than a fractional part
of a second out of the way. No at
tempt ia ever made to correct anch er
rors, but they are carefully noted and
allowed for in making calculations.
For the purpose of distributing time
a third clock, known as a transmitter,
is used. This is set to keep time by the
seventy-fifth meridiau, and is regulat
ed by the standard clock before men
tioned. It is, in all respects, similar to
the other docks, except that it has at
tached to it an ingenious device by
which an electric circuit may be alter
nately opened and elosed with each
brat of the pendulum. This clock con
trols such circuits, one of them being
nted for dropping the Washington
t:inc-ball, and the other one connect
iug vith the several telegraph instru
ments known as repeaters, which
Blind on a case near by. These instru
ments in turn connect with the tele
graph company's offices at Washington
and New York, and control the Wash
itigtoB fire-alarm circuit and the ob
aorvaiorr clock Una, By meant of tbt,
former the alarm bells In all of the lire
engine houses in the city are struck,
the horse unhitched and the door
thrown open, all by a single spark of
electricity, just as is done when an
alarm of fire is sent in; for the nooa
signal to the engine houses is need for
the additional purpose of striking the
alarm for the daily practice of the fire
department. The observatory clock
line connects with the several hundred
clocks in the government offices and
buildings, including the white house
and the capitoL and sets them to cor
rect time at noon by means of a simple
mechanical device in each clock, oper
ated by electricity; so that, whether a
clock loses or gains during the twenty
four hours, its hour and minute hands
spring to twelve,, and Its second hand
A few minutes before noon the trans
mitter Is compared with the standard
clock, and if it is not found to be exact
ly eight minutes, twelve seconds and
nine one-hundredths of a second ahead
of the standard clock (that being the
exact difference between Washington
and standard time) it ia set right by
making it gain or lose, as the case may
require, by quickening or retarding the
pendulum with a gentle touch of the
At fifty-six minutes and forty-five
seconds after eleven, everything being
in readiness, a switch is turned on, and
the next instant the beats of the pen
dulum begin to tick the seconds on the
telegraph instruments in the Washing
ton and New York telegraph offices.
At this signal all work on the telegraph
lines is at once suspended, and connec
tions made from one office to another,
(rom town to town, and from state to
state, nntil the tick, tick of the clock
at Washington is heard in the telegraph
office of every railroad station, town
and city in the United States.
Every twenty-ninth tick is omitted,
because there is no signal goes out at
the twenty-ninth second; so that a
pause of a second signifies that the next
click of the instrument will mark half
a minute, or thirty seconds, and the
first click, after a pause of five seconds,
indicates the beginning of a minute, as
the ticks corresponding to the fifty
fifth, fifty-sixth, fifty-seventh, fifty
eighth and fifty-ninth seconds are
omitted. In order to distinguish the
last minute, and afford time for mak
ing connections with time balls, clocks.
etc., the signals stop at the fiftieth sec
ond, or ten seconds before twelve,
Then, precisely at noon, the instant
the sun crosses the seventy-fifth
meridian, the signal is flashed over the
wires, there is a single throb from one
end of the land to the other, the tele
graph instruments from Maine to Cali
fornia give a final click, the time-ball
on the building of the state, war and
navy departments drops, and, simul
taneously with it time-balls drop at
Havana, Cuba, and at all the promi
nent sea ports from Boston to New
Orleans, . those on the Pacific coast
being operated by a branch observa
tory in California, the hands of every
government clock point to twelve,
while the fire-alarm, bells throughout
the city of Washington sound forth
their clangorous announcement of
noon, and the whole nntion is informed
of the correct standard time. Clifford
Howard, in Ladies' Home Journal.
LIFE ON THE KAROO.
nrbire of the fircat Afriraa Drwrt la
In the spring, in the year, when rain
has fallen for two months, the Karoo
is a flower garden. As far as the eye
can reach stretch blotches of white anil
yellow and purple fig flowers. Every
foot of Karoo sand is broken up by
small flowering lilies and wax flowers,
in a space a few fert square you ni.vr
sometimes gather fifty kinds. In the
crevices of the rocks little, hard leaved
flowering air plauts are growing. At
the end of two months the bloom is
over, the bulbs have died back into tins
ground by millions, the fig blossoms
are withered, the Karoo assumes the
red and brown tints which it wears all
the rest of the year. Sometimes there
is no spring. At intervals of a few
years great droughts occur, when no
For ten or thirteen months the sky is
cloudless. The Karoo bushes drop their
leaves, and are dry, withered stalks,
the fountains fail, and the dams are
floored with dry baked mud, which
splits np into little squares, the sheep
and goats die by thousands, and the
Karon is a desert. It is to nrnvwle for
these long rainless periods that all the j
plant life in the Karoo is modified.
Nothing that cannot retain life habit
ually for six months, and at need for
twice that time, without rain, can exist
The . Karoo bush itself provides
against drought by roots of enormous
length, stretching underground to a
depth of many feet. At the end of a
ten months drought, when the earth is
baked brickdust for two feet from the
surface, if yon break the dried stalk of
a Karoo bush three inches high you will
find running down the center a tinv
thread of pale green tinted tissue still
alive with sap. Fortnightly Review.
SemltlveneM of the Kmr.
In the big lumber mill at Austin,
Potter county, there is an engine of re
markable beauty and power. It is
a SS0 horse power engine, which drives
the complicated machinery of the saw
mill. Standing beside the immense fly
wheel of this engine the other night it
struck me that the everlasting clatter
and roar of wheels, bells anl pistons
must be awfully trying to the nerves ol
the engineer, who had to be always in
that room, I asked him if it were not
so, and he replied at once: "Not at all;
on the contrary I feel the stillness of
the night outside more than what seems
to yon to be the confused uproar in this
room. Every sound that goes to swell
the total has its peculiar meaning to
me, and sitting there I can distinguish
by the sound the slightest deviation of
any part of the engine from its proper
course. If, as I sometimes do, I drop
Into a doze, not the smallest thing
could happen to that engine, not the
most insignificant part of its compli
cated mechanism could get out of gear,
but the change of sound would waken
me instantly." Pittsburgh Dispatch.
A sleepy Doctor.
One day recently a French doctor,
who had company to dinner, sat quiet
ly chatting in a corner of the drawing
room, when he was told that a patient
had come to see him who was strongly
recommended by some fellow-practitioners
and whose card was brought in
by the pae. The doctor submitted
with a bad grace and stepped into his
surgery. The visitor was in an ad
vanced stage of consumption. The
bronchial tubes were in a deplorable
condition and the vocal chords nearly
worn out. Our physician was in the
habit of ascertaining the condition of
the patient by asking him to count,
and generally stopped bim at thirty ot
thirty-five quite long enough for the
purpose. This time, also, Br. P
asked his. patient to count. Time
passed on, and the guests began to feel
alarmed at his protracted absence.
One of them opened the surgery door.
Dr. P had gone to sleep in his arm
chair, and the patient had counted up
to elgnt thousand six hundred and for
ty-two. Le Matin.
Man Is naturally secretive, bat he
is so boastful that he frequently lata U
all ont. Galveston Newv
HOME" HINTS AND
Boiled Beets: Cut off leaves, waak
well and boil until tender, about two
hours for young beets; then drop ill a
pan of cold water and slip off the skins
with hands . Do not allow them to be
come cold; slice and cut ia littla
squares, season . with salt, pepper,
melted batter and a little vinegar, if
one prefers. Housekeeper.
Raspberry Vinegar: Pat two quart
of raspberries in a stone jar and poor a
quart of good cider vinegar over them,
let them stand' for two days, drain off
and poor over a half gallon of fresh
raspberries, let stand as before, strain
and add a pound of sugar to every pint
of juice, boil ten minutes; bottle and
seal ready for use. Home Magazine.
French Salad Dressing: Take one
teacupful of vinegar, one teaspoonfal
of salad oil or the same quantity of
fresh butter: a pinch of mustard, one of
salt and a tablespoonful of sugar. Let
these simmer over the fire while you
beat two eggs thoroughly. Then stir
the eggs into the other ingredient,
taking care that they do not boll. It
should present a smooth, velvety ap
pearanceChristian Inquirer. --
Veal Rissoles: Oh op fine cold veal,
season with salt and pepper; to one pint
of chopped meat allow one cupful of
bread crumbs, two spoonfuls of chopped
parsley, if eggs are plenty use three,
leaving out the whites of two of them,
beat the yolks and the white of one and
stir into the mixture, make into ball,
dip into the whites of the two eggs,
then into the dry bread crumbs which
have been rolled fine, fry in a kettle ot
hot suet N. Y. Observer.
Rioe and Apple Souffle: Boil two
tablespoonfuls of rice in a half pint of
milk; when soft add the yolks of two
eggs, and sugar to sweeten; make a
wall with it around the aides of the
dish. Stew some pared and cored ap
ples until soft, fill np the apertures in
the apples with red current jelly, piie
them in the center if the dish, and
cover the whole with the whites of two
eggs beaten to a stiff froth, and made
very sweet with white sugar. Brown
in the oven, and serve with cream:
Pineapple Ice: Select two ripe pine
apples, and to them allow a quart of
clarified sugar and a lemon. Pare and
grate the pineapples, and press the
pulp, of which there should be not less
than a quart, through a sieve. A small
quantity of the pineapple should be
reserved to be finely sliced and added
to the ice when half frozen. Stir the
pineapple pulp into the clarified sugar
and lemon juice, and freeze. When
frozen, add the whites of two eggs
which have been previously beaten to a
firm snow and mixed with four table
spoonfuls of powdered sugar; mix them
thoroughly into the ice with a spatula,
and set it away to harden. Good
Pretty Thin. Made Vp ot Flala
Among the latest revived ideas is a
combination costume made of plain and
striped material, either all silk or wool.
or made np together. An example of
this idea is shown in a reception dress
of satin striped moire and plain satin.
The moire is made in a bell skirt with
a train and a very closely-fitted waist.
a long outside garment, a compromise
between a basque and a rcdingote, and
has plain, square fronts, which extend
two-thirds of the distance from waist
line to hem. The backs are shorter,
covering only about one-half of the
length of the skirt. A fitted bodice
of the satin is laced in front from
waist-line to a point about midway
of the bust. From here, sections of the
material in rever fashion fall over the
shoulders, turning back from a point
midway between the sleeves and the
collar; the sleeves are very full from
shoulders to elbows, below this fitting
the arm closely. This redingote bodice
has the edges trimmed with a very
fluffy trimming made of loops of silk,
somewhat after the fashion of the old-
A similar model is shown in striped
and plain suiting. This has a short
skirt and is intended for a very stylish
A novelty is a bodice with draped sec
tions from the sleeves across the front
and back. These sections are gathered
into a puff over the bust, form fluffy
epaulets at the shoulders, and are made
as flat as possible at the back; but this
style is neither pretty nor becoming.
It gives a suggestion of round shoulders.
and is not at all symmetrical.
No costume is in good taste which ha
any special prominence over the shoul
der-blades. Such an arrangement al
ways destroys the graceful lines of a
good figure, and makes a bad or indif
ferent one simply hideous. The utmost
flatness should be preserved from the
tops of the shoulders down the back to
the waist-line. Any attempt at thi
sort of trimming must be disposed with
the greatest care, or the effect of the
most beautiful costume is easily marred.
N. Y. Ledger.
A charming dress of pearl gray ba
tiste with pink carnations has bodice
and long ribbons of gray velvet, with
wide neck inching of gray chiffon. A
couple of pretty house dresses of chant
brey or gingham are indispensable. It
is surprising how little a lady can get
along with and look well, if she has the
judgment to buy only good goods, make
them up carefully, and take proper
pains to keep them in order after
tbey are finished. Dust and care
lessness ruin more dresses than actual
wear. The most sensible and practical
economy is not shown by the purchase
of cheap goods and flimsy trimmings.
One good dress will sometimes outwear
three or four poor ones, and during it
entire existence the wearer has the sat
isfaction of knowing that she is dressed
like a gentlewoman. N. Y. Ledger.
Fads la Jew.lry.
The fashion of the moment in jewel
a to mount the pins and stars and floral
sprays on a black or red satin ribbon
arranged across the front of the bodice
from right to left. Tiaras are less worn
than formerly by ladies of high degree.
The coronet is despoiled of its diamond
tars, which appear in more modest ar
rangement in a comb, or pins studded
here and there through the hair.
"Creole" or hoop earrings are taking
the place of cluster or solitaire earrings,
where earrings are worn at all. Worth'
latest novelty is a necklet to wear out
of doors, which is made of pearl, the
best imitation, strong on silvei sord,
with a knot between each pear, and
finished, oddly enough, with jet tirl
N. Y. Sun.
Ways of CUei the Baaaaa.
The people of this country do not yet
know how to use the banana. In the
tropical climates, where the
furnishes the principal article of diet,
the inhabitants have found numerous
method of utilizing this delicious fruit,
which render it at once nutritions and
palatable. They boil it, they bake it,
as we do sweet potatoes, they peel it,
cut it in slice and fry ft in abetter,
they mash it into a paste and dry it fat
the sun, a we do apple and peaches.
They make it into puddings, pies, com
fit and urea-try as, and even smother it
In sugar notillt I a candied fruit Ia
very on of these way it is both pleas
ant to the tests and wholesomeaaaa
artial of food. Toledo Blade,
PORTABLE HAY SHED. " .
fretsetl tor the Teaeef Stacks Aahst
Wlad aad Bala.
Wind and rain make it necessary to
weigh or fasten down the tops of heavy
stacks. A convenient portable roof ia
shown in the illustration engraved
after sketches from John C U mated.
The ridge pole a in Fig. 1 ia a two by
four-inch timber, fourteen feet long.
To keep this in position, pairs of legs b
made of one by six-inch boards, twenty
inches long, are nailed on and braced
by a two by four-inch piece d, six
inches long. The sections of roof. Fig.
are three by eight feet, made of three
width of one by twelve-inch barn aid
ing, nailed on two one by eight-inch
crosspieces, one of which ia two feet
nine inches long, the other three feet
three inches. To keep the sections in
position the length of the cross-pieces
alternate above and below as shown in
the illustration. Use three-inch wire
FID. 1. FRAMK OF PORTABLE1 STACK ROOF.
nails close to edge of boards and clinch.
On the npper side the cracks are bat
tened with lath, the ends of the lath
being shaved with a drawing knife to
overlap as in shingling. On each side
of the lath cut with a guttering plane a
water channel one-half inch wide and
deep. If the joint between the sections
is guttered on each side it does not need
lath. The sections for one side are
hung on the spikes e by wire loops
eight inches long. On the other side
the loops are twelve inches long, to lap
over at the ridge. Two men can put
this cover on a rick of bay in a much
shorter time than they can arrange and
fasten the poles needed to keep the hay
from blowing off. The cost will be
no. S. sections or roof.
ssred in the hay protected from rain.
For very heavy wind the sections can
be weighted, though wben settled into
the stack this is not often needed. In
drawing in the hayrick for this roofing,
the middle should be kept solid, the
ends carried up straight and the skies
made somewhat concave, so that the
eaves will not catch and carry water
into the stack. With this roof, hay or
fodder can be stacked anywhere on the
farm, an unfinished rick protected from
a sudden rain, or a load or two of hay
or fodder sheltered. American Agri
MARKETING OF EGGS.
Rule. Which Should Co Adopted by All
The change from packing and ship
ping eggs in barrels and old boxes to
that of the almost universally adopted
thirty-dozen cases is a great improve
ment. Too many shippers are quite
careless in the employment of help.
which in most cases are boys who may
mean well enough, but lack the experi
ence in packing, often neglecting to
put the required chaff or cut straw on
the bottom of the case, or pack the
eggs in broken, torn or imperfect fill
ers, which causes breakage in transit.
Or they fasten the lid down without
first placing the long clean straw or
other packing on top of the eggs, so
that the entire top layers will not
break should the ease be turned down
or given a severe jolt. Every shipper
should keep a supply of new fillers on
hand to replace any that may become
torn or impure from broken eggs.
Strictly fresh eggs, properly packed
in good cases, would never have a "loss
off." except when they are shipped in
very warm weather from a distance, or
are roughly handled during the trans
portation. Every shipper should know
by a careful study of his trade the
quality of the stock he buys, and should
reject all imperfect eggs just as they
arc rejected by the city trade and cus
tomer. The sooner all shippers adopt
this rule the sooner they will bring up
the trade to that perfection its im
portance demands. Produce Trade
Reporter and Shippers' liazette.
HANDY FARM GATE.
It Has Many Advantage. Not Pomcmco
by Other Device.
The gate represented in the il lustra
tion is not permanently attached to the
gate posts, but castings having a lip on
their upper sides, as shown in t lg. 3,
are attached to the posts, as shown in
Fig. 1. The upper and next to the
FAUX SATE FLAX.
lower boards of gate panel rest on
these castings, and the gate is held in a
vertical position by the lips on the cast
ings. Near the middle of the boards
which sustain the gate are notches cut
in the nnder side large enough to let
the lips on the castings pass through.
When it is desired to open the gate it is
pushed back nntil the cross bar just be
yond the notches in the boards strikes
the castings; then the gate may be
awung about at right angles to its first
position or lifted off ont of the way.
Orange Jndd Farmer.
lalellliCBC of the H
Too much stress cannot be laid upon
the duty to make the horse understand
what is wanted of him. Few horses
fail to respond to the driver's require
ments if the animal knows just what
is wanted and is bandied properly. We
saw that illustrated a few days since.
A gentleman mounted an excellent
saddle horse. He was unaccustomed
to riding and jerked np the reins too
tightly. A tender mouth added to the
subsequent denouement. The animal
became confused, reared and then
backed into the hind wheels of a buggy,
breaking one of them, and In some way
finally falling. After the animal was
got pon its feet and the rider had
been extricated from horse and buggy
wheels, another man mounted and by
different management made the ani
mal understand what was wanted and
did not jerk her mouth. In one case
he was confused, in the other she wa
not confused. Farmers' Voice.
Do not make the roosts disagreeable
for the hens, as is the case wben the
roost are saturated with kerosene.
which causes sore feet- Swab the
roost with kerosene, carry them out
side, apply lighted match and al
low the fire to ran over them. The
result will be that thelloe will be -
- FOR THE FAIR SEX
Aix that I am my mother made me.
Gbbat women belong to history aad
to self -sacrifice.
Thxsb i a woman at the beginning
of all great things.
But one thing on earth ia better than
the wife that fat the mother.
Woanor are a new race, re-created
since the world recelfed Christianity.
Womas- the Sunday of man; not hi
repose only, but hfat Joy, the salt of hi
"Woaus" must ever be a woman
highest name, and honor more than
"lady," if I know right.
Thkb ia in every true woman'
heart a spark of heavenly fire which
beam and blaze in the dark hoar of
O, womabI In ordinary
mere a mortal, how in the great and
rare events of life doat thou awell into
Pbjdk in a woman destroy all sym
metry and grace; and affectation is
more terrible enemy to a fine face than
the smallpox. Banner of Gold.
Thb present holder of the title, Baron
Fairfax, live In Virginia. He fat
physician and practice his profession.
- Stephen Hatbib, who calls himself
a general, is organizing a rival salva
tion army in. California and will invade
the eastern states with it.
The only surviving child of Robert
Fulton, inventor of the steamboat, ia
said to be living in Poughkeepsie,
mother of Rev. Hubert Fulton Cray, of
Gex. Gbaht' mother, father and
maiden sister are buried in a Cincinnati
cemetery, their last resting place
marked by a modest granite monument
designed by Gen. Grant himself.
Ma. Hxsbt M. Stabxet ha become
so angered at the flippant allusions in
the American newspapers to hs late
canvass that he declares he will never
set foot in the United States again.
Rose L. Clevbxs, of El Reno, O. T.
though only eighteen years of age, is
slowly dying of ossification. There is
now scarcely any flesh on her bones and
the weighs only twenty-eight pounds.
IN EUROPEAN CAPITALS.
About a quarter of the people In
Paris live in apartments.
There are ninety-nine different
banking companies in London.
The authorities of Berlin have de
cided to incorporate the suburbs in the
civic boundary, thus increasing its
radius to ten miles and bringing up its
population to three millions.
Pupils in an English technical school
rowed across the channel from Folke
stone to Boulogne recently in an ordi
nary four-oared galley, covering the
distance in five and one-half hours and
beating the record. -
At the beginning of the current year
the police force of London numbered
15,038 men. Sixty per cent, of the force
is required for night duty. The Metro
politan police district embraces an area
of about 6SS square miles.
The increase in the number of regu
lar annual American visitors to London
is attributed in that city to the fact
that the London hotels of the better
class are trying with some success to
be like good American hotels.
Chaix shot were the invention of De
Witt, the great Dutch admiral. They
were first used in 1666.
A boy near Grand Rapids, Mich., is
raising crickets by thousands and sells
them to anglers for bait.
The art of stereotyping was invented
by a Frenchman, Didot, in 1793, and
was first brought to America in 1813.
It is proposed to rear insects for or
namental purposes the same as foreign
uowers and plants are acclimatized in
hothouses and gardens.
M. Pai lc, who recently died in Paris,
was the inventor of the peg top
trousers which were so much worn by
American volunteer firemen and village
sports about a quarter of a century ago.
One of the greatest novelties in
weaving machinery recently invented
is that designed by an Englishman, in
which the pile in plush fabrics is gained
in an expeditious manner during weav
ing. The picks or wefts are actually
cut before being driven in
Of the fires of 1891, 64 per cent, were
due to lamps and only 4 per cent, to
1.1 Philadelphia there are 1,817 are
lights, including fifty owned by the
Drai:f o eighteen months of operation
of the electrical underground railways
of London the locomotives ran 600,000
miles and hauled over 7,000,000 passen
Tib Providence (R. I.) Telephone
Company has perfected a plan for put
ting its wires nnder ground on the con
duit plan at a cost of from $300,000 to
Louis XV., of France, caused an elec
tric shock from a battery of Leyden
jars to be administered to 700 Barthu-
sian monks, joined hand in hand, with
It is said to be a fact that there are
In Paris 200.000 well-to do person who
habitually obtain free admission to the
The shade trees planted along the
quays, avenues and boulevards, and in
the squares, parks and gardens of Paris
number more than 400,000.
Haw Toes. An. IS. UM
CATTLR N.rlw Stsers . ..iTO 4 S9
COTTON-MMdllnc .... 71
FLOUB Winter Whaat l 4
WHEAT No. Bod ... ... flllt
corn-NolI si es1
OATS-Wertrra Mixed a 0t
FOBS N.w Mm B x u m
rOTTON Middling - - 7
BEKVES Cootr. Stears.. ... 4 i
Mcdlam ... 4
HOOS-Fnir to Hclcct ......... t 00 S 4
SHREP Fair to Choice. 4 Ol l
FLOUR Patents - I l 7S
Faaev to Extra Do . Stw w
WHEAT No. Z Bai Winter U TO1
fXR!-Xi.t Mixod 4T 47
oath No. a a1
TOBACCO Loe. 1 l
LafBnrlev. 4 I W
HAT-Cfear Timothy loew)... 00 11 09
BCTTER Choice Dairy 1 -
POKK-HUndard Meal (newt. U IPs It K
BACON Clear Rib
LARD Prim- Htaua JJ 7t
CATTLE cSMpptBS. 1 I
HOOS-Pn-to Cboioe ID IB
HBEP Fnirto Cbolea.. .... IH t III
FLOUR W.ntor Patants...... 4 00 4 Za
Sorias Patents ..... 4 4 HI
WHEAT No. 1 BorhaT...... IV
OORN-Ko. 1 M
OATS-No. S .. M-s UH
PORK Mass fNewl M zr W K
CATTIX-SMpplac Ula.nl- IB in
HOOSAU Grade . ........... W
WHEAT No. I Kea.. ......... mm as
OATS-No. t . 7e ta
CORK no. s - avt
FIXICB Hiss Srada Id III
CORN No. A as
OATH WaHara- - e
BAY C'hans .... ............ aw ll so
PORK Nmr Me. .... n en.
COTTON-Middlllis ) f
WHEAT Ha. t Bed .... n
OOKN-N& Mixed B9-4) H
0AT-No.XMnc4.......... um M
PORK New Mm 11 H
BACOV-Claw Blh au
COTTOS-Mjddaef Z TH
Thi is an age of odd eoaceita. The
either day a young matron was proudly
displaying a new ring Just sent home
from the JeweJera. It wa a gold-band
with a raised setting, in which was
what looked like a very white pearl,
although rather onaque. Speculation
about it was finally set at rest by It
owner, who proudly stated that it wa
"Claribel's first tooth." Claribel being
her only child, a little miss of four
summers. When the any grinder fell
ont it was taken to a Jeweler, who cut
off the root, shaped and polished it, and
mounted it a a ring. "And no Jewel
could be half so preeiouar' was the dot
ing mother's found conclusion. Which
sentiment, however, sincere in on
aional eases, will be pronounced by
many as a rather disagreeable, if not
positively morbid, one.
Twaatr Jaaialaa- Toethaehas Bailed late
Pall far short of inflammatory rtMun.at.sm
into which its incipient form, unchecked, is
prone to develop. Besides, rheumatism if
unrelieved Is always liable, ia one of its er
ratlcleans, to llrht on the heart and tenni
aatelifa G'heekauue It at the atari with
Ho tetter's Stomach Bitters, which Is also
aa infallible remedy for malarial aad liver
complaints, inactivity of the kidneys, dys
pepsia, eooatipation, nervousness.
8hs "And why is a shin called abet'"
He "Are, ma'am I because the rigging
au Kara. wuqkci-
Bas "Why do you call me yonr 'netras-
tryr" He -"Because you're a little tart,
occasionally. A. X. Journal.
Grr it of vour Oracer. The American
Brewing Co. 81 Louis "A. B. C Bohemian
BotUedBeer." Baa the true Bop flavor.
"Haro hnes.n said Mr. Flunker. when he
couldn't translate a passage in Homer.
afiarcay had wines on his heels He
must have bad soar feet -Bingham ton
Bast of All
To cleanse the system in a gentle snd truly
beneficial manner, wben the Springtime
oomes, use the true snd perfect remedy.
Syrup of Figs. One bottle will answer for
ail the family snd costs only 80 rents; the
large aize iL Try It and be plenaeri. Man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co.
Wsilf a lone traveler eomea to an ahva.
It doesn't gratify him maca to "fall ia with
s friend." Boston Courier
Evisy trace of salt rheum is obliterated
by Glenn'a 8ulpbur Soap.
mil's Hair ana n uiaser liye, so centa.
Mast men fatigue themselves not so
much by work as by basteniug to catch up
wua loss time.
A XT OS a wonld be justified ii
mending Beeeiiam's Puis for all affections
I the liver ana other vital organs
Thb rarriace-makinr industry has turned
mt lota of good felloes in its time.
J. A. Jonssos. Medina. N. T.. sava;
"Hall's Catarrh Cure eured me." Sold by
It takes a bis man to hold a lam audi.
sooa Boston TraaaeripL.
AU THE SAME, ALWAYS.
V t. Puasabt, Texas,
Buffered 8 months with
strain of back ; could not
walk straight; used two
St. Jacobs Oil,
was cured. No pain in
IL J. WALLACE.
A PROMPT AND PERMANENT CURE.
liatlmar i war t ... U? YT I
bark aMClt.liBa are frafltltilenC an.
tUMt tm pnMecatlo. tr law for
1 ayaan u
: las? Budfau &i?waj..v
a? si - . i w a e a
si n vvr 3
SI Li I - XV V
I a issan "1
a i - ti- -va.
I III!' IS I III III as, 14iV
a. IV sjs asra
THE POT INSULTED THE KETTLE BECAUSE
THE COOK HAD NOT USED
GOOD COOKING DEMANDS CLEANLINESS.
SAPOLIO SHOULD be
Ought to Know
A chance to obtain a
plcte education fat ringing, in
strumental music, painting
and drawing, with all ex
pense of board and tuition
paid. For full partJcnlars
TO CUkTIS PtTBLiddinO
Ata Ta. unar mis sie
Taa BiatDt Baa Stan MM m artUKMsaB
1a7ttaraU,aDd ths tua rpaie let
Mr. Albert Hartley of Hudson,
N. C-, was taken with Pneumonia.
His brother had just died from it
When he found his doctor could not
rally him he took one bottle of Ger
man Syrup and came ont sound and
well. Mr. S. B. Gardiner, Clerk
with Druggist J. E. Barr, Aurora,
Texas, prevented a bad attack ol
pneumonia by taking German Syrup
m time. He was in the business
and knew the danger. - He used the
great remedy Boschee's ierman
Syrup for lung diseases.-
M . . ' n:ti iw.nl, aVV
Headache and Cartlaall.a. la eaca
battle, rrica SSc. for uia by drazgata.
Flotaia -7, . w aad auipla doa nva.
A f. MH A CO frfMtn. UW roAC
IEWIS 98 LYE
La rOWDEBEB t"iD PEBTCBI
The ttromaat and aarwf I.ye
made. Uallkcotbrr Lye.ltbeln
a fl ne powder aad packed ia a eaa
.... V.!.. t MHtMll
are alwaye ready for se. Will
make the nt perfumed Hard
Soap In 3U mlnutra tntkout tail
iu It I. ta. for cleaaain
waste pipes, dtolnfectuur ainka.
Xfafe A - At -
r-MaJii rum was
WIU mmM rMt ihsw Barwi aalAj-
Ceaao,saaf UAShd In4rasw-Vm. Ul j
Banna aod aVimuwe-U-. Tm D1
alrajAosst, dWnbtsMt reevw aarUCMi
OsBiaraa rnMrwrtiotM for anaaiear Band, i
bawcjMkl ad4 Dram tA)Or Tat-tsea, err-s
Laws and a, Seatctaa U-t- mmm -vnwr -
aa a aanv tma I MM
Ill WIMII D. O'BBIF.N, Pnuio. SHorMT.Wt
One of my workmen fell
from a ladder, be sprained
and bruised his arm very
badly. He used
St. Jacobs Oil
and was cured ia four
FRANZ X GOELZ.
i 17. L. DOUGLAS
A fruala Mrwraf ae that will rip t ILntiCalC.
MaUrUCaUL XtaftJl lni(iL AnxlbLrl. Hfcnn rnrnffirtahlA. aWllaOl
utAiatut lain maj oukx wobj frrrjr kami
uuu runom-niauie -aoe ootung znm m to ta.
The ABlr aLI.AA akaa Saanala. war 1 1 ha wear. at
atec UIijIt amwtd avt tlM ouLafti idir frta aafrcrn in etui.
b - uvuuwi wn wear us vitrwap wt suasjanp awjatA a
9 pnoo, i or Mtcu euuy np, MTfiaf only on bwm bTWw4
aarruw Bt-rip qc teaiacr UA
Tb iiri avoirs of um wTTa. DOTTGLA9 SS.M Aoa
when worn Usroaga eaa be npaUi-ed aa maoj umea a
r.a uirjT wiu ij-rvwripor MxmnTtomiaaupptt.
rvrcbamcn ot footwear demtrtzit to coor
Si boyctop welt ibo old a IAJOl
avlna OQlT BIUMaUlkr ta rrmnwul
Wa UOK IIMB, BUHA BW OB UWUa9DOCa
MW.TC worUDnuti 1 1
4.vv ana xounr
Sclfrool HhnM Tilss-
an of the ume Uafe
used in every KITCHEN.
Th. n.SH hUASO SLICKCB a waimmd waMr
new POMMEL SLH KAa H a perfect tWlncoaat. aad
omntbaeaur.Mddla, n, wi.iri.iM.lli Doat
hay cot If lb - Bnixl" not on It. TOutTa
lai CbUnn mr. A. J. TOWER. BoUoa. km.
FROM HO TO .170.
mmiammx bw paamrwt, I rial
him. Rerpalrtoc a fsKialtjr.
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ao tatfa-. Book Fasa
ir. aftATvarr M Kenan,
MS Dai It, Uaaa4,0.
MAS , waoto arBaft Uaw. kfjj i
Brown Bros. Co. Wurcrmat CM
Caaa a4lv aad Banal
who aav. waak anssar AKk-
It aa it
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anmr winrnn AVaarma nitta