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aVEM H. ADAMS, PabUahar.
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"Wm the your oalr child?" asked &
Uj"fm!y one," the rawer brief;
And yet he spoke without sigh.
Without touch of Krlet
He ntd the words with qtriet ran .
I paused, and wondered tor awhile.
I marveled at that quiet tone.
In which no shade of sorrow lay:
And thought of darlings of my own,
Of laughing faces gay.
And yet not one amongst all there.
Not one, I felt, that 1 could spare.
Vou need not grieve for me," said he:
"Your little ones are not more blessed;
Tls darling child, so dear to me.
Has entered Into rest.
Amid the Joys that never fade.
bhe dwells tor aye, my Utile maid.
I saw him raise tils eyes and hand
Up to the quiet summer skies
Up to the sinless, better land.
To where his treasure lies.
Where with untiring little fee
She treads the City 's wondrous street
. Your little ones,- he still went on,
May live to feel life's toil and care;
But where my Utile child has gone
Thank God. no pain is there!
No shade to dim the strry eyes.
In the deep calm of Paradise.
The coming years will changes bring;
Your little ones will older grow;
Bat she is still the little thing
1 lor d so Ion ago.
Forever, in the higher place.
She'll bear the dear and changeless face.
Too true! Down here the years roll on.
And hearts grow hardened and defiled.
She beareth yet his little one
The pure heart of a child.
No deeds that be nord wish undone;
A very blameless Utile one,
I took the picture up again:
Too fair, too fair, those childish eyes;
To dim and sorrow with the pain
That in this old world lies.
Too free from sin too free from tears.
To shadow witb the toil of years.
"Wf strive and argue here below
Of mysteries beyond our ken;
But she, my little maid, doth know
The things that puzzle men.
To this young child they have been clear
For many and for many a year."
O child whose feet have touched that strand
Beyond the river's resiles- tide.
Speak to us of the Fatherland,
To light life's eventide!
To guide us where thy feet have trod.
Up to the unknown home of God.
Lilian Claxton, in Ladles' Home Journal.
HAT is the mat
ter, Stella? You
look as if some
The girl ad
dressed was a
still in her
"teens," with a
striking face and a manner which
though not awkward, was a little too
abrupt and energetic to be graceful.
"I am di-eonraged!
"What! You? I didn't suppose you
ever could be that; and 1 con't see any
reason why you should be. I'm sure if
I were getting fifteen dollars a week,
in a steady situation, with hours only
from nine till five, I should think the
world Tery charming:
The last speaker was a slender,
delicate woman, in her early twenties,
and the work on her lap, and lying
about, betrayed her occupation to be
that of a dressmaker. She sighed as
she spoke, and did not stop her busy
stitching whi le she talked.
"I know, dear," said Stella, ruefully,
it does seem ungrateful in me to find
fault with my position, but then I am
not so good and patient as you; and
then, too, I am constantly seeing men
advanced while I stand stilL My
salary is the same now that it w as two
years ago; yet during that time almost
every clerk in Mr. Cruikshank's office
has been promoted, and there isn't one
of them who is any more faithful or
clever than L They hare had chances
to show their capabilities; I have not.
Mr. Cruikshank treats me nicely that
is he is courteous, and all that but
he never expects anything of me be
yond my daily round of taking short
hand notes of his letters and instruc
tions, and then typewriting them.
find, indeed, that he gives me the most
important of this sort of work to do.
because I make so fe ir mistakes; but
that is as far as I get, and it doesn't
aatisfy me. My father was a man who
advanced rapidly, and would have be
come wealthy had he lived longer. I
am like him in energy and will, and I
mink, too, in clear business percep
While Stella was talking she was
walking about the room putting away
few things and getting ready to go
Your chance will come, Stella. It
must! yon have grounded yourself so
well, and arc always so ready for every
emergency. I think if you were asked
to go to Alaska to-night you could be
off before I could get my mind made
up; and while I should nave to take
trunk, you could go with only a grip
Stella laughed. "Yes, I suppose
could, for I am always well and strong.
and don't need to carry both thick
clothes and thin, to be prepared for all
changes of weather, or to burden my
self with an alcohol lamp, a hot water
bag, and all the rest of the traps that
would be absolutely necessary for a
frail little thing like yon. Really, Kit
ty, I am ashamed at having been for a
moment discouraged when I look at
yon and see how hard yon work and
remember what you have to contend
against, and all without a murmur.
So saying, the tall girl bent to kiss her
companion's pale cheek and turned
with quick, firm steps to go to the of
fice, where she was always on time
not a moment too soon or too late.
Arrived at the ofilce of the great
Anglo-American Polyglot Insurance
Company, Stella was surprised by the
presence of the American head of the
firm, who usually by no means mani
fested the promptness which he re
quired of his subordinates. He sat for
ward in his chair, his elbows resting
on his desk, the tips of the fingers of
both hands pressed tightly together as
he held them erect and slightly waving
in the air before his face, his whole
bearing that of a man who is brimful
of an impatience which he is striving
Stella had removed her hat and short
walking jacket, when her arm stopped,
aa If petrified, with hat in hand, half
way toward the hat-rack. Mr. Cruik
shank was saying;
"I find that the proxies, which I must
have for the directors' meeting in Chi
cago, on December seventeenth, are not
likely to get here nnless I send some
one expressly to fetch them. In order
to do it the messenger most start in an
hour's time, go to Liverpool, London,
Exeter and Edinburg, and return on
the fast steamer which leaves Liver
pool on December eighth, and is due
here on tbc fifteenth. Will yon go,
HI car.' ' 'siblr. iw," taid the mas ,
addressed. "If yon had only told me
"That will do! Last night is a dead
dog! Yon, Denning?"
"I eould take to-morrow's steamer,
. "Tod late! Fraser, what's to hinder
yon?" Mr. Cruikshank was waving
bis hands violently by this time.
"Nothing, sir, only"
" -Only! "Only' . never gets there!
"My wife is sick, sir, and I cannot
Mr. Cruikshank looked rapidly
around the room, glancing at the clock
where the minute hand seemed to
move with a terrible velocity. Appar
ently he did not see Stella, though his
eyes rested on her a fraction of a i
and in their rapid sweep, so he was
greatly surprised when she stepped
quickly forward saying in her low,
"May 1 go?"
' The man looked sharply up into her
face, and his own cleared.
"Think you can? All right! I'll send
down and 'get a berth for you. My
carriage is-at the door now. Jump into
it, go home and get your traps, and
drive down to the pier as fast as possi
ble. I will meet you there with writ
ten instructions and some English mon
ey. Yon have just one hour and five
While he had been speaking Stella
had been resuming her hat and jacket
and she was out of the door by the time
the last word was spoken. A few
moments later she was in the room she
had so lately left, exclaiming:
'My chance has come, Kitty! I start
for England in an hour."
Kitty rose hastily. "What can I do
to help yon?" she asked, her face flush
ing with generous pleasure.
"Nothing," replied Stella, "only to
write and let my mother know; and
don't work yourself into a fit of sick
ness before I get back.
While talking, Stella was putting into
her satchel a few toilet articles, a
change of underclothing, a nightdress,
a pair of rubber shoes and a water
"Good-by," she said; and with a
warm kiss the friends parted.
Arrived at the steamer. Stella was
met by Mr. Cruikshank with a rug on
his arm, and in his hands a guide-book
and a well-filled purse.
'I thought you'd need the rug," he
said, "and, as this is your first trip, you
might not think of it"
Though not handsome, Stella was
very pleasing in appearance. The se
vere lines of the dark blue-cloth busi
ness suit relieved by touches of narrow
gold cord, which she always wore
wb-Jn at her work, was becoming to
her tall symmetrical figure and clear,
healthy complexion; and so was the
little hat of dark blue velvet with
a bunch of gold acorns which rested
firmly on her abundant coils of chest
nut hair. She looked alert but much
calmer and cooler thau her employer.
"Yes," he said, as if answering some
nnsecn objector, "1 think you'll do it;
and if you do, I'll " Apparently he
was about to promise something, but
thought better of it
"I will do it" she said firmly, without
waiting the conclusion of Mr. Cruik
shank's sentence, while a rich glow
mounted to her check, and the light of
courage and self-reliance came into
"Yes I think you will. I've watched
you a good while, and I know that you
have social tact and sound business
judgment You may depend upon it
that though I probably should not
have thought of you had yon
not offered, I should not have accepted
your otter to go had 1 not already
known yonr qualities and qualifica
tions In this envelope you will find
full instructions; but, of course, your
success will depend on the use vou
make of them. 4,ond-by." And shak
ing her hand cord ally, Mr. Cruikshank
ran off the gang-plank at the last mo
Notwithstanding the season, the
weather was pleasant during most of
the Toyage, and Stella passed much
time cn deck, enjoying to the full the
bracing air and the sense of freedom
from care of every sort She knew
that she had been intrusted with an im
portant matter. She must secure, and
that quickly, the powers necessary to
enable M r. Cruikshank to act for the
English directors in a grave emergency.
Some of these directors as she had
gathered from their correspondence.
were distrustful, and, in the words ap
plied to Carlylc by his mother, slightly
"jiav I Go?"
modified, "gey ill to deal wi';" but dur
ing the voyage Stella would not alio
herself to dwell nnon '.fcia, sad, on the
whole, she felt herself equal to the
task she had undertaken. It was not
self-conceit that gave her this confi
dence, but a just self-reliance. Roth
consciously and unconsciously, she had
all her life been training her every
faculty of mind and body. She had
ever done with all her powers all that
was hers to do, and so she knew that
now her "chance" was come she should
be capable of improving it
The morning of the fifth of December
found Stella landed in Liverpool, just
in time to allow her to call upon the
two directors who it sided in that city,
and, without waiting for dinner, to
catch the train whi;h, rushing up the
two hundred miles to London,
would get her there In season to meet
the directors before their business
hours were over. If curious looks were
cast at the quiet self-possessed young
girl traveling alone, and proving her
ability to do so, she was too earnest to
heed them. Every instant was of con
sequence to one who had yet to travel
about eight hundred miles to points as
distant as Exeter and Edinburgh, meet
the directors in those two places and
get back to Liverpool in time to take
the "Scrvia" on the afternoon of De
In London Stella was subjected to
some delay, but, by dint of heavy
tips" was able to catch an express
train ti Exeter on the evening of De
cember sixth. There was no sleeping-
ear. Ily telegraph she secured a room
at a hotel, which she reached not long
after midnight A few hours of sound
slumber, a successful visit to the two
Exeter directors and a hurried meal
preceded the long journey to Edin
burgh. Her heart leaped at the his
toric name, bnt she had no time to
linger upon its associations. To see
the Edinburgh directors at their own
houses before their breakfast-hour,
catch the traia back to Liverpool, and
board the tug which carried passengers
to the "Servia," just in time to secure
ber passage in her, was all that Stella
could do; bnt she did it In the inele
gant, but expressive, slang phrase,
"she got there all the same."
The homeward toj age proved an ex
ceptionally stormy one, even for De
cember, bnt the Servia reached New
York on the fifteenth. As Stella
stepped on shore she was met by Mr.
Cruikshank, Into whose hands shs
gladly delivered the so-much-desircd
The hour was a little late for arriv
ing at the office, bnt feeling that the
delay was excusable under the circum
stances Stella presented herself at her
desk as fresh and serene as if she had
left it only the day before. Another
young woman was occupying her chair.
Stella turned and met the smiling gaze
of Mr. Cruikshank's second in com
"It's all right," he said, reassuringly.
"The best typewriter and stenographer
we ever had has proved herself to be
worthy of a big advance. See!" And
he showed a cable dispatch from the
chief of the London office, recommend
ing that "Miss llardcnbiirg be pro
moted to the place of second assistant
"SHE WAS MET BY Mil. CIU'IK SHANK."
in the New York office, with a salary
of eighteen hundred dollars a year.1
For the first time Stella felt fright
ened. Her good fortune seemed too
good to be true.
ltut, she stammered, 4iare yon
sure this is ripht? Have I earned it?
Shall you not be sorry?"
"Yes, you have indeed 'earned it-
No. we shall not be Sorrv,1 answered
the official assnrinply. A woman who
does as well as a man is worth a much
as a man. .You hare always done, in
the most thorough manner, everything
you had to do; and so when your op
portunity came you could profit by it.
t!o home, now, and take a week's rest.
You are more tired than you know."
1 am not tired," she answered, but
I would like to go home and tell Kitty.
As Stella turned to go down the stairs,
she said to herself: "It shall go hard if
I am not able, before long, to put an
opportunity in poor Kitty's way. She
is just as ready for them in her lino, as
I am in mine." Helen Kvertson Smith,
in Demorest's Magazine.
LUHU ALBEMARLE'S MEMORY.
Ills Vivid Word Ilrtnre of the Hat Mr nl
When Lord Albemarle was an old
man, living in Portraan square, it 1h
came a custom for his friends to visit
him on the anniTersary of Waterloo
among them the prince of Wales, tln
duke of Cambridge, Mr. Gladstone and
Kobert JJrowning he being one of the
very few surviving officers who could
remember that great day; one, more
over, who had gained the good will
and respect of all who knew hi in
This visit of friends to Lord Albcmarlo
grew and grew till it assumed quite
the proportions and appearance of a
levee. His unassuming, gracious man
ner on these occasions so gratifying to
himself, will long be rcineinliered.
The account he has given in his auto
biography of his Waterloo recollections
is very graphic, although he did not be
gin to write that book till he was
seventy. lint his memory remniuetl. a t
I have already observed, wonderful Iv
accurate. So clrar was the account ho
gave in his old age of his inemorabla
experience that his daughter and her
husband, visiting the spot by them
selves were able at once to recognize
the exact locality on the hillside whcr
he bad described himself as sleeping
soundly, wearied out with the long
march, on the eve of the battle, the
floods of rain having turned the slope
where he lay into a very mountain tor
Wha t a vivid word picture he has
drawn in his autobiography! W
were now ordered to lie down. Out
square, hardly large enough to hold us
when standing upright, was too small
for us in recumbent position. Our men
lay packed together like herrings in a
barrel Not finding a vacant spot, I
seated myself on a drum, liehind me
was the colonel's charger, which, with
his head pressed against mine, wai
munching my epaulet while I pattvd
his cheek. Suddenly my drum cap
sized and I was thrown prostrate, with
the feeling of a blow on Mic right
cheek. I put my hand to my lwad,
thinking half my face was shot away,
but the skin was not even abraded. A
piece of shell had struck the horse on
the nose exactly between my hand
and my head and killed him inst;intly.
The blow I received was from the em
bossed crown on the horse's bit"
CIGAR RIBBON MATS.
latent Fad. or the Itaur IH Who Ha
Friend Who Smoke.
"Have you any cigar ribbons?"
This question was asked one day last
week by a well-dressed young woman
in a down-town cigar store. The pro
prietor nodded, walked to the rear of
the store, and returned with a dozen
bunches of yellow silk cigar ribbons,
such as are used in tying bunches of
twenty-five and fifty-cent cigars. Tho
customer selected a bunch of the long
est, which. had encircled "Kcioa Vic
' Have these been used on good
"Oh, yes; three for a halt
'How much are they?
"Four cents each."
"Well, I will take fifty."
"These: ribbons seem to be the latest
fad for society aromen," aaid the pro
prietor, after the young woman had
departed. "They make little mats for
cigar tables out of them. It takes about
one hundred and fifty riblmns to cro
chet a mat Apart from the fact that
these mats look very pretty, for the
material used in these ribbons is the
best grade of raw silk, they are also
valued according to the grade of cigars
that they onee encircled, iou see, it s
quite a thing to have a cigar mat mado
of ribbons originally tied around seven
thousand five hundred perfectos. The
young man who gets a mat ot mat
sort looks upon such an ornament aa
the most valuable in his smoking room.
"Of late the demand for cigar ribbons
has been increasing and we have hard
ly been able to supply our customers.
Before this fad started young Jewa
found out that the cigar dealers were
in the habit of throwing the ribbons
away, and were glad to part with them
at a cent apiece. Small cigar manu
facturers were ready purchasers of
these second-hand cigar ribbons and
gladly paid six to eight cents apiece for
them, so the business left quite a mar
gin." Chicago Tribune,
Some thine About Fall and Winter Fabric
fSpcclal New York COirespondeneal
Dress skirts with rather high corselet
tops are still greatly liked for house
dresses, as nearly any sort of pretty
silk or wool shirt-waist looks well with
them, and the shoulder straps attached
to the corselet afford an opportunity
lor the lurther display of the handsome
trimmings on other portions of the
gown. The variety of winter dress
goods is beyond even enumeration, and
what with the gay blanket plaids and
the striped, dotted, shaded, changeable
and checked materials of the season,
made up into jaunty Eton costumes.
itiissiaii suits and u recto ire and em
pire gowns the latter with their
sashes and slashes, open eoats, fall
high collars and
re vers, it would
seem hardly pos
sible for those
to be dissatis
fied who delight
in bright colors,
and novel, fancy
effects. T h
empi re and
gowns are in
creasing in favor
many of the
both for street
and home wear,
are being made
trimmed at alL Others, however, are
quite elaborate, so that to trim or not
to trim is purely a matter of taste.
Those designed for home wear are of
fine soft wool, or of some of the pretty
winter silks with dark grounds
brightened with small dots or tiny
flowers in gav colors. For slender,
vouthful women, some of these prin
cess dresses are made to hook or but
ton down the back with the usual bias
scam down the back of the skirt; others
are finished with a Watteau arrange
ment starting in a point from between
the shoulders, and widening into a cor
net deini-train. The open Russian
front displays a gathered vest of bright
silk matching the color of the figure in
the dress fabric, and, as a rule, the
large full sleeves are of velvet
The popular Eton styles will con
tinue fashionable thou;; limit the winter.
but all outdoor costumes display the
more conventional modes, the deep
rape or three
often of the
as the bodice
velret is the
p re f erred
nearly all the
there are also
ets verv open
in the front.
and those of
vests finished with a frill of rich lace
from thront to belt, or nilh a gh.Te-fit-
i;ig vest shaped with a girdle as a fin-
h. ror stout women is the new seven
gored French skirt: for slender ones
the improved seamless skirt, which is
made of gmnls wide enough to place
the selvedge edges at the waist and
hem. One of these seamless models
shows a cornet back, with the opening
tr.mi the left hip down, narrow flans
or button-holes holding a row of hand
some buttons all the war dowu.
Aiming Mime particularly rich and
effective toilets are those made with a
skirt of velvet
trimmed. Added to these
skirts arc vari
ous sty 1 1 s h
and, for special
wear, of rich
cream silk or
Other waists are made of pale rose pink
crepe de chine, yellow faille striped
with velvet, or deep corn-colored Otto
man silk garnished with rich black
latv. Among new dress fabrics is the
pure vicuna wool with a rough camel's
hair lisrure raised on its surface. Hop
sack cheviot is a kind of basket-pat-tened
wool that comes in black and
navy blue, and with skirts of these fab
rici a:e urs three-quarter princess
coats of rihl ted velvet or Russian 'el ours.
Is honor of his ihsnp-hti-r's birth the
Gorman emperor V.-ts r'lvwl to pardon
all female prisoners n:v nnderffoinff
punishment fertile first time forcrimes
committed through distress or aner.
The tlowa.'KT dn.lies of Sutherland
vtill n't 1m hadly lixed. financially,
even if the !Infr'i:sh serlion of the fam
ily do ostravin" her. tier Florida
estates r.-ill pnvlMee an annual rental
One erov.-n prince at Ier...t n-ill 1
pr.-scr.t : world's fa'.r.as thefutnro
rmporori'f Austria has :.ijmilicd his in-t;-nti;:n
i f vir ilir.? rh'-s.i after his
Jentrthy t-mr i:i the orient, Australia
and New Zealand.
IT.ixrnss Maeie rii'.EM'o swam
across the Heliesiont recently, the first
w:nnan I.er.:lrr on nvoril. She was
accompanied by her brother-in-law,
and arrived on the Ar'-iatic side of the
Hellespont throe minutes before he did.
PALETTE AND BRUSH.
The keynote of the popular concep
tion of Iore is struck in the assertion
that l'ran Anjrclieo could never paint a
sinner and that l)ore enuld never por
tray a saint.
-The Dickcr.s of Vienna." as he was
sometimes called llerr Kricdrich
Schloeg-1 died a short time aim at tho
ofre of sevcnty-onc. The troth and
humor of his character pare him an Im
Mb. IIf.xbt Muslck. the artist, for
merly of Cincinnati. O.. and now per
manently settled in I'aris. lately re
ceived a lonff complimentary notice in
the Journal des Arts, of I'aris. Mr.
Mosler obtained an honorable mention
in isrs. a medal of the third class in
1SSS, a silver medal of the exposition of
1888 and was reDrcseated in this year's
POISONOUS RYE GRASS.
Certain Varieties Ar Good la Eorop,
not Kot la America.
Bearded darnel, also known aa
poison rye grass (Lolinm temulentum),
is an annual grass introduced from
Europe. It is sometimes a very
troublesome weed in the old world,
especially in wet years. According to
an- excellent authority, Trot t. &
IScribner of the Tennessee agricultural
experiment station, it sometimes oc
curs in that state. Another well-
known authority on grasses, fir.
Vasey, says: "This species is frequent
ly found in grain fields.- I have never
found it nor has it ever been sent to me
by numerous correspondents. Prof.
fcribner says: "It may be recognized
by its general resemblance to Lolium
Italieum," the Italian rve grass. II
has long been considered poisonous
Prof, llackel says: "The grain, ai
well as that of the related Lolium re
mot urn, which is frequent in flax fields
and distinguished by the shorter anc
empty glumes generally contains a
narcotic principle, Lolium, soluble in
ether, which causes eruptions, trem-
bliug, and confusion of sight in man
roiSOXOt S ISYK OKAS.
and neth-eating animals and very
strongly in rabbits hut it does not
aitoct swine, homed cattle or ducks."
This grass is therefore of social in
terest because it is one of the fen
plants belonging to the grass family
which have deleterious properties be
lated species of this ;russ and its
varieties are considered very valuable
forage plants in Kurope, especially the
Italian rye grass (Lolium pcrenuc, our
ltaheum). An hnghsh authority says
that by proper manngement the first
crop may be cut in April and three
more cuttings of after grass during the
season. Neither of the grasses have
proved very successful in the west.
J he climate does not seem to he
adapted to the in. Excessive rains in
the south du ring hot weather causes it
to rot. Prof. Pharcs says "destroying
even the roots.' It requiivs calcareous
loams and marls and loamy sand. Such
soils when manured eive a big Yield.
The perennial rye grass (Lolium per-
ennc) illustrated herewith, has lcen
cultivated for more than two hundred
years in England and in that moist.
cool climtite is an excellent grass, but
for our country the Italian is more
valuable, yet it is doubtful whether
generally so. Prof. Tracy, of Missis
sippi, states that the rye grasses have
proved worthless for that state. "They
sta: t readily from seed sown either in
spring or autumn, and make a vigorous
growth until warm weat he rcoines, after
u hica they dwindle and disappear com
AMONG THE POULTRY.
I'kw things will keep hens from lay
ing sooner than feeling exclusively on
Ckxerai.lv a place near the city is
the liest for an exclusive poultry busi
(Ikese should not be too fat and vet
should be fat enough to present a good
It is not the largest fowl that is the
most vigorous but rather the one with
bright eyes and iiick movement
Driiinxo the fall and winter it is an
important item to arrange so that the
fouls will take abundant exercise.
At.l. kinds of poultry will be the bet
ter for a good shelter during :he win
ter, even to the turkeys and guineas.
Ix counting the cost of keeping poul
try a good plan is to estimate one bush
el of grain a year for each laying hen.
Save the manure. If properly saved
nnd composted the droppings from fifty
fowls will furnish hill fertilizers for
Oxe cheap way of making the poul
try house warm is to paste racers on
the inside, using Hour paste and putting
the paper on two or three lavers thick.
Then whiten thoroughly.
A cross of the Wyandotte with the
Langs bans will give the yellow legs
wanted by the market and at the same
time retain the quality of flesh peculiar
to the Langshans J
Sn.rm'R for the nests whitewash
for the houses kerosene for the perch
es exercise, pure air and a variety of
food for the fowls are the secrets of
With a good range, plenty of water
nnd comfortable quarters it is compara
tively easy to raise ducks or geese
They are hardy, not usually infested
with vermin, and will largely take care
of themselves. St. Louis Republic.
WIRE FENCE STAYS.
4it the Thing for Local it ir Where
I'odts Are Kiprnsivr.
Where fence posts are expensive it is
an object to use as few as fossible. On
a Kansas farm, the posts irc placed
four rods apart. For stays laths are
wired to the barbed wire at very roil
lis shown in the illustration, a sketch
of which has been sent by J. Mecir
AN INEXrKXftlVK FARM FKNCE.
Number nine plain annealed wire 1
cut in sis inch lengths and bent to the
proper shape over one side of a lath by
bamL A boy holds the lath in place,
the bent wire is quickly slipped around
lath and wire, acd crasped with a pair
of pinchers, and with two or three turns
they are solidly secured. American
TU Krt Alwar Srlla.
A good animal of any breed or kind
will sell itself; will find its own mar
ket It will command attention when
that which is bad is ignored and neg
lected. When the market is over
stocked, who it it that still sells at a
paying price? It is the man who in the
midst of dullness has still had an eye
to perfection in his animals; w ho has
never looked bark but has pursued ac
even course toward high merit frotr
the beginning, no matter what his cir
cumstance, as to market may have
been; it is the man who has not studied
so much what he is to receive, but who
has been concentrating his powers on
the production of animals of suitable
merit Col man's Sural World.
Cioar stubs brine; about a toJUnff
pound in London.
Tins streets of London are cleaned
between eight In the evening and nine
in the morning. Many of the carriage
ways arc washed daily by means of a
hose, and the courts and alleys inhab
ited by the poorer classes are cleaned
once a day.
A light breakfast in London means,
to an Englishman, a cup of coffee, a
boiled egg and three slices of toast.
Tho breakfast substantial Is a small
chop, one egg, a penny-loaf of bread, a
buttered muffin and a cup of coffee.
Tub London Daily Telegraph is the
most valuable newspaper property in
London, and is said to net it proprie
tors a profit of over half a million dol
lars a year. And yet when it was first
started every other paper said it would
be a dismal failure.
In the liritish patent office, where of
all places in the world one would ex
pert t . find things ordinarily well "up
t: date.- the steel pen is unknown, and
the antedeluvian goose-quill absolute
and snpreme. Verily, the ways of gov
ernment oCicials are not as other men's!
A Lnxitns woman well known in so
ciety opened a curiosity shop. One day
a friend came in and left an umbrella
whkh had cost fifty shillings. He re
turned to find the handle of it in the
window labeled: "Anti.iue Venetian
silver umbrella mounting, 10 guineas.'
COOKS AND AUTHORS.
William I). Howell, the novelist, is
e.lvmt t take up a residence in Italv, it
.loIIN (illEENI.EAF WlIITTIER was
shoemaker in his vouth. and one, as re
sults show, who was too smart to fol
low the advice of an antiquated adage.
Since Dickens' death tho firm of
Chapman t Hall have sold 043,000 copies
of "riekwiek. The profits on Dickens'
works still amount to about ftO.OOO a
M. Zola has just received the highest
pri-'e ev-r paid in r ranee for the serial
right:! of a novel. The sum is about
thirty-one cents a line, a total amount
of $7,oo:, and is paid for Zola's new
storv. "Dr. raval."
AfXT Anne," the peculiarly clever
novel by Mrs. W. K. I afford, about
which all London is talking, is what
mav be called emphatically a woman's
hook. It is the sort tif bright realistic
story which makes people laugh and
erv as thev read it and which sets the
Ivll of conversation r.dlicg briskly.
A FULK library of ten thousand vol
nmes has liecn recently opened at
Ilanula. India, by Shrimant Sampatrao
i::iT:'.var, the brother of the Maharajah
(lai::v.-ar. I-evcn thousand of the books
r in LnlKh, the rest in Sanscrit,
Mera'hi ami (iuzcrati, and it is the first
free library in any native state in India.
FREAKS OF INVENTORS.
An ingenious Indianian has invented a
plow in whk-h an auger or screw mold
b-ianl is operated by means of a drive
wheel in he roar. . . -
An automatic match igniter is a re
cent novclrv. t cm pull a lever, a match
travels along a r-n-irhenod surface and
i-i t!nr, h"u..t out of an opening already
Nkw Tonic. JJ..V. 7. 1l
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I.AItll Prim Klnata
12 mi a :
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KHF.F.I" Fairto rimlM
.llUlt Wintor Palonls
Sprin-' Patents .
WI1FAT No. 2 Hprioe
OATS -No. 2
11 75 m 11 7
CATTI.K Sliippinjj Ster. ..
in AH Hraite
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OATS NV 2 eg
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OATS Vtern- :
HAY I'hoire IftUI
WHEAT Jto. 2 Ksl
CORN No. 2 Mireil
OATS No. 2 Miaed
PORK New Me-.s
BAroS t lear Kiu
It 1 VUmil VolLatu
XTiC c;0,ft -'st-
! ; 1 suRar-coated,
I anti-bilious gran
I y I ulcs, a compound
s t. I oi renneu ami
vSl ' concentrated
pation, Indigestion, Bilious Attacks, Sict atd
Bilious Headaches, and all derangements of
the liver, stomach, and bowels are prevented,
relieved, and curei, IWmanrntly cored,
too. By their mild and natural action, these
little Pellets lead the system into natural
ways again. Their influence lasts.
Everything catarrhal in lt natnre,
catarrh itself, and all the troubles that
come from catarrh, are perfectly and
permanently cured by Dr. Sage's Ca
tarrh Remcdv. No matter how bad
your case or of bow long standing, yon
can be cured.
Mrs. E. J. Bowell, Medrord, Haas, sars kef
mother has been cured of Scrofula by th? use
of four bottles of KffjSSJl ttet "arias; bad
much other treat- E2a2aaal axat, and being
reduced toquitea towe-rcditioaof health, ai
was thought she could not Ute.
a year I fas
iry, when finally
A few bo tUesaaedhim,andno
ymptoms of the disease remain.
Xaav T. L. M a .unry Matherrffle. Klsa.
nr. RnlPt P.nMtrh Swim
Cored my little boy
A gem expert of this city is the own
er of prooaoiy the ofily gems that came
out of the sky. They are two In num
ber and are olivines. They were ex
tracted from a meteor, and were cut by
one of Tiffany's lapidaries, bnt they
are bardly larger than pin heads and
will probably never adorn the brow of
the tour Hundred. A section of the
same meteor shows that it is riddled
with cavities, which are filled with
olivine of a pale bottle-green color.
Gold is alleged to have been found in
meteorites recently, and diamonds cer
tainly have been, but no element has
been discovered that is different from
what we have in our own rocks. The
Brooklyn institute has bought a part of
the diamond-yielding meteorite that
fell in Arizona. X. Y. Sun.
CoL Richard Malcolm Johnston was
born and raised in Georgia, in the midst
of the negro and cracker life he so
truthfully describes in his tales, but it
was not nntil he was over for forty
years of age that he began writing
stories. Until that time he had
practiced law, held a college professor-
shipof belles-lettres,and taught school.
Ills present homeis in Maryland, not
far from Baltimore.
A Constant Placoe.
lnd!f?estion is. in many instances a con
stant plaguo, giving the sufferer no peace
niht or day. To banisn tlie tnrmeutor,
don't delude rourstoniach with nlna and
sour or acidulous tonics. Use tho genuine
invigimntandaiieiizer. Hosteller's Stom
ach Bitters, approved and rei-nmmended by
pbysictuns of distinction. I'se it, loo, for
malaria, rheumatism, rnnslipalion, liver
complaiut and nervousness.
Jag.ox say it is a fjrent tliinp to be nble I
to keep the resjftvt of flu mm. who iknws
the plate to you every Sunday. Eimlra Ga
zette. la Olden Times '
People overlook . the importance of per- i
muuenilv bent'lk-hil ffevlii ami were satis-1
tieil with transient a t:on. but nnv that it i
is ceuerally known ill it Syrup of t-lirs will
permanently enre habitual constipation, .
well-informed people will D"t hoy oilier
laxatives, tvhit h act (or a time, but finally j
in jure the system. f
Useqtaled as ait advertising median.
the woman who says: "1 thought I'd just
run over to tell you." Texas Sil ting.
Have Yoa Asthma?
Dr. R. Scuiffiians, St Paul. Minn., win
mails trial iwckueenr SchiiTniann's Asthma
Cure Jrtt to any fuinVrcr. tivej mat ant re
lief ia worst case-., and cures wliere others
(ail. fiauie this paper and send address.
A Stab. Doctor JJo man ba to die
more than once." Maud "Aren't you
sorry !' Life's Calendar.
HiLt. ft Cat k ic Ci re is a Huutd aixf is
taken internally, and nets riirettly on the
blood and n menus surfaces of the system.
V rite for testimonials, fr-e M.inufjictiired
by F. J. Cue Met & Co., Toledo, O.
Yor can never estimate the sixe of the
sore on a boy's lini-r by the amount of Rig
he ties around it
For siek headache, dizziness or swlni-
minir in the ht-ad. pa u in the b-tek, body,
or rheumatism, take lteechutn's 1111s.
I think 1 11 lav low for nwlnle.' as the
hen remarked when f-ho made ber nest in
the suu cellar.
Pat Malosft remarked that "the first
and last letters in the alphabet arc the A Z
AiTOKf. VoealiPts l'ulilie Sin'akers praise
Haie's Honey of Hoifhomid and T;ir.
Pike's Ttothauhc Drops Cure in one minute.
He who -said "The wnrM is mv oyter" did
not like the world in hot weather. Texas
A JFWFI.EI movement -itri-sentinprtheen-
gagutueiit ring. Jeweler's Circular.
Oittranteed t cur PH:ons Attacks. Plck-
Ilftdach0 and 'ontlpailon. 40 in eaub
buttle. 1'rice ST. For &Ju by urugista.
Picture 7. IT, (0 an! Bample tlutw free.
ti f. SMITH A C0 rV p-itton. MEW YORK.
is h orth
TO ANY Ji t
Woman or fluid
Not a Liquid orSnufl. I4lfm FEV E R
A pantete H applied into curb imntriland Is axrev
able. Prifefricvut- at !ruiuf'--t or b maL
lY B KOT11 KK.S. Jb Warren U New York.
THE POT INSULTED THE KETTLE BECAUSE
THE COOK HAD NOT USED
GOOD COOKING DEMANDS CLEANLINESS.
SAPOLIO SHOULD be used in every KITCHEN.
MATTHEW STANLEY QUAY.
Senator Quay declares that his phy
sician orders him to keep out of the
turmoil of politics. In this way onty
can he avoid an attack of vertigo.
Now this malady comes from indi
gestion and while it may lead to
paralysis or apoplexy, it can be cured
by keeping the digestion in perfect
order, and stomach and bowels free
from all irritating substances and un
digested food. For this purpose there
is nothing that equals the Laxative
Gum Drops. These contain no taste
of medicine and they can be given
without the slightest danger. They
are Pest taken at nignt before retinner.
They are invaluable for sour stomach,
tor dyspepsia and for any malady
that arises therefrom. Ask your
druggist for them and do not take
anything else, for nothing else will
help you. They come in two sizes.
Small size 10 cents, large size 25
cents. Get them of any dealer.
SYLVAN REMEDY CO., Peoria, I1L
M.DuntM.ad tM wmmwiH he a Ua
' Above all other remedies, la I
best adapted to this c lunate.
It is especially effective in
puRirriKG rue blooo mo
IT WILL CURE
All complaints arising from a I
iiiisoraerea condition oi tbc
. Liver, the Stomach, the Kid-
Ineys and the Bowels; Dys
pepsia, Habitual Constipa
tion. Indieestion, Sick hiead-
. ache. Bilious Comnlainta.
" etc., etc., yieliltrapidly to its
oenencent influence. .
It tonea nn the Rvntpm and
f restores perfect health, is
purely vegetable in composi-
uon ana pleasant to the taste.
If von have not tried it
' IKi IT AUWI iU DBUQ
aiars bavi rr roB balk.
PRICKLY ASH BITTERS CO.,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
I am a farmer at Edom, Texas. I
have used German Synip for six
years successfully for Sore Throat.
Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Pains in
.Chest and Lungs and Spitting-up of
Blood. I have tried many kinds of
Cough Syrups in my time, but let
me say to anyone wanting such a
medicine German Syrup is the best.
We are subject to so many sudden
changes from cold to hot, damp
weather here, but in families where
German Syrup is used there is little
trouble from colds. John F.Jones. t
? 4 II.UF.1 PLkTEA.
ALL rai Litest rnw Aim an
a .. riwiMafv.
3 Emt HHk8uAw Vark.
rXAXK THIS riKBrMttM tmwtm
TVtTrA Viit la on llie bt
SrX n the World!
"- A. J. TOWER. BOSTON. MASS.
A 30-INCH SECOND-HAND
Anson Hardy Power Cutter.
CAS EASILY BE
CHANGED TO A HAND MACHINE.
A. N. Kellogg Newspaper Co.,
n th. liK.-.i-'lHN.K
Tr print! on ltwJI'
fur rlrmmmr mm Prall la Car mnmv of IU
wrnr im.iiihi o., larTm hC. CUlcago.
FAT FOLKS REDUCED
'Jium rn tammr. ao l neap wmuroom
ia4 ao bad effort. Strict ly con fWiriiai.
a W. FAmxBjIe Vicfcart 1 aeacra Uc Chkr-Wi, III
(T BED. Trial fttftlr An ? anil.
I im aflrr another mi. juirrm
HILL HK. Ol.Wm ralla..Pa
MorphlD HftMt Car) lit lO
to 20 tlsjiL No pay till cured.
ML J. fcTaPBirSN, iaaaaaa, Oaia.
Caaptlrna ami ptopl
w bo hare weak loam or Aa
Mta,alKMMaaa Plao'aCuf for
Coa-astpuna. It kaa wit.
taaaaaaaa ft haa ao injar
rd one It Moot bad totaka.
It ( tna best eouca tyrap,
goM Torybera. &.
A, N. B.
nin wirma t AprcarraiKKa plbas
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