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11. II A l, ".MS. 1'ulilij.hcr.
There's a cleam of spring In my dark old
And a breath of spring in the air,
I cannot write and I cannot think.
So I liins down my pen in despair.
For my truant heart is out in the woods
Still damp from the melted snows.
Where the sweet wild things of the shadow
hide And the trailing arbutus prows.
I lay my head down on my folded arms
And drowsily shut my cy.s.
My dark old rocai whirls lightly away
And the din of the eify !'-:
The lone hard years of strmielc and fret.
Of hope and despair ard pain,
li; from me silently one by one
And 1 am a chili aain.
"Tis sprine in the country. anJ on the hills,
In the secret jilaees of ploom.
Where the thick brown mosses cover the
The arbutus is all a-hloom:
The children eaprr from school let out.
Are off ami away en itr f;ut st.
LaCen with baskets, suii-huruietod. tanned,
And lau'i.ins with chil'lish z--st.
p.- ar little flow rs in the rr.u kcd blue jar.
We are f ;n".-ick. you aiel I:
We f.iir. would be back in the dear oil spot
If but b.l.ir enough to (lie.
Chil lr' n v. v are of the woo'ls and fields,
t'ciar.i'i- s uf the wild and the free.
At: I th- chy with ail its confusion ar.d
Was ih.-v. r fnrs;ich as we.
Kt'.a j. Webb, in ladies' World.
TME ROMANCE OF MUTBY
Py Mrs. Isabel Smith
Till: l aanlians of the .Miitbv work
iious had just, finished their nr
dinniy mooting, when the master, with
lather ii shot jisli expression of coini
Icliaiicc, ol.crv ei :
"I think, gentlemen. I ought to lay
before vii I a letter I received ycsS'-r-lay.
I-'ir.-t ine of that sort I ever had.'"
"li.ar I'ir. 'J'rii. hat's 1 lint V" r
claimcd tin' chaplain, otherwise tile
rector of V m by. commonly called Par
son Wi ri er, a round, rosy-faced man.
who tin re ie.M-mI.lcil a farmer than a
v-! ru ji..ta.
Tile ohcr nn-mbies of the board
Ceased tic, ir various, conversations and
looked n ettint. all execjii l)r.
1'vcsivim. 1lie medical oliieer. i'orlhc
la-t li'i 1 i' hour l:e bad heard every ini
palieiil lliud of Lis handsome chesl
i;i l's lionfs on the irr.ivel outside, ami
r. '! that what lean ni:i c. ai.ic
11.: ! I,; id n a Ii I t lo s Jin re t i ai 1 ; i
V.is v.i;:lY- ,vs w.is a waste of prccious
Ii!-f; l; :i busy man like hlniM-l.
XI ic w I: .! business might be set I ied so
lvi; -h i ; i.uickiy l;:id f hoy bet n e.m
rise ".: i of r.i ml !i nif and disputa
tive. I: '':'. jusl b"i n wondering bow
it ctei!.! . .-r have iieen accepted as a
. alar t... t that bis sex w re bchind
I.M1 I ill t ia r,::.; tcr of speech, u hell t llis
rev. ileiay oeeurred. He w as a tn. i :i nl
; iiiie! and reserved. I v 1 1 1 :r
by liiir...ef. iind ai-castora-d to long,
h.l.i ly drives aiiout the Suffolk eiumlry
on his pri,ressio!iai i'ITIiih! ;.
"'Weil. Tripp, w hat is it '.'" repeated
Parson Wi ier. rat her impatient ly. II.
ii:.d been i nt erre pled i ti a n i n forest ing
iisciis.-ior u :i !i bis in ighlor. t he .siiirc.
about the trotting hackney and "gaio
pest" i!i;.:i: ih!s iliat he had got tirst
prize for at the recent n jri ictil: aral
Th- m. sier cleared bis thr.iat. and
rend, s ": what nervously, the follow
ing o;.i-1 1 :
Sept. 15. IS.
To th JIasti r of Mittby Workflows. :
'ir: 1 am a native nf Tlnu pe St. I'.arna-b.'!-.
an-l I- f: tiiis country I" years a-o br
Australia. vvh r:- I maiiea eelefiutabie fur-:v.-:-.
I am rew retuuii d to my native land,
but find l a. ly all my friends are f,-.m- ami
scutrv :;!. 1 am y ars of aire, strung
and hi arty, and want a wife to le lp
spend my savings. Can you recommend
in;- a ni'-e. respectabi.- youni; woman anions
yeur iiiiiiat-s? 1 should prefer a sinub
ivGLaan. no; a widnw, and would make her
a fto-itl hi.s :.and. I'base write by return to
Steplu n Vaxley. IJel! Inn, Thorpe Si.
l:ari;al as. Suffolk.
A suiiic appeared on most of the
f.iees I'iiiiinl the bnize-covcrcil table lis
liic master finished.
-Dear mc. Tripp." said the parson,
"arc y.m to lie turned into a matri
monial ncnt in your old Jiv7"
The master half lauprhcd. "It would
seem so. sir. Curious letter, isn't it.
;e!lt leineu? I'.llt I tlioilfrllt it 111V llllty
to show ii to you."
Certainly, certainly," echoed all.
I Jr. ICvcsham was irazing absently out
of the biff window at a distant view of
stained w lierry -sails gliding up the
"What is your opinion, Kveshani .'"'
asked the sipiirc. rather pettislily. He
thought the iiicilical officer mipht take
a little interest in the subject, so tliat
lie could iret back the sooner to the
more interpstinfr one of agriculture,
and convince l'arson Weaver tliat the
prize for mangolds fauii been, unfairly
"My opinion? 1 liaveliarillyhndtime
to form cue." answered the doctor.
( ,-lly. "Uut I don't know that 1 should
take any notice of the letter."
The master coughed dcprccatingly.
-Well, sir, if 1 may be so "bold as to
Miirjrest. I just mentioned the matter
to my wife, and she says she thinks
lie might do for Susannah West."
"Susannah West!" exclaimed the
doctor, bringing the legs of his chair
to the ground so violently as to make
the others start.
"Is that the girl with the reddish
liair'.'' :i. ked the sipiire, screwing up
liis eyes meditatively.
"And iolent eyes," said the parson:
"very much like some of the old mas
ters' portraits of the Madonna."
"The young woman's father was a
small farmer at Cutton All Saints."
said the master, "and failed. She was
ill for a long while after she got here.
It seemed to i-rer upon Ler uiiud."
"Yes, yes. v.o-all lyniembe," aaid the
medical ofiicer. "She had a low fever;
it w:;s a tough job to pull her through."
"You ordered port wine for her, sir,"
said the butcher, ciecrf tilly. lie did
not object to what some members
called extravagance in the sick-dieting,
which generally include:! a good sup
ply of beef-tea.
"A sad case, a sad case," said the
squire. "1'tit I don't see why the young
woman.can't go out to service.'' -
"Snt strong enough," replied the doc
tor, "'nor brought up to that sort of
work. She has the instincts of a lady,
but unfortunately not enough educa
tion to lit her for teaching."
"Then, from what I can see of if,"
said the siiire, "she will be here for
the rest of lur days like old Molly
Mol.'bs. that was reckoned to have cost
the ratepayers over X l.bOo altogether."
"I'nless she accepts this offer," said
th'-chaplain. ";h! gentlemen'.'"
All looked a little doubtful, as if not
(jiiite certain whether to treat the sug
gest ion seriously.
At t hat moment a t roop of lit t le work
house children filed past the window,
followed iiy a young woman, clad in
the lilae-chcek union gown and hideous
black straw union bonnet with its pur
"There goes Susannah West!" ex
claimed the master: "..he's just bring
ing the little ones home from a walk.
A rare hand with them .-hi i-. too."
The sun was shining straight upon
tin1 yotuiLr vo:;:an in tjiiestion. aiii! the
board caught a glimpse of a liaxMi'ir
w i hi -rose corr.p'exiou and bands of red
gold .vaviic hair.
"A ery respeetalde girl, indeed." said
the pa:'s,,n: and 1 lor one suggest
that we follow t his otter up. We ought
lo make iijciries; and. t hough 1 hae
pier.ty to !o in the parish" (the others
exchanged iiietly amused glances at
this as-ei I ion. for it was well known
that ti:e parson took bis parochial du
lies very lightly I. "I will go over lo
Thorj e St. Darpabas myself and find
out ail that 1 can of Mr. Stephen Yax
ley. Kill in the meantime. Tripp, say
no! hii.g tut he gir!."
A special board inectimr was held a
few days later. The parson's inquiries
proed satisfactory, and it now only
remained to iniorm the young woman
ol" the proposal.
""I suppose you've ipiite settled it
shall be Sii-anuaii West, gentlemen'.'"
said the m:,..?er. a ii; t Ic diliident ly.
"1 suppose sc., Tripp. Why'.'" asked
"Well. sir. for tile matter of .ettinir
;id of one of the women. I'd so uier ir
v,as.V:in roll. She's such a riin.iil: ug
i'1'i ah::' - nocr -at is lii d."
"S.. she i. Tripp: but tiiea s !;- :;
'. - i i . a mi ;hat isagai-tsl Mr. Ya'c's
'liil.p scratched his bead. "Not a
l-:(:!-!'.i.i.!;i UoMiTMl. sir." be ob-i-i--. ed.
"An. no. I'.iit a stipulation isailiii
iilaiio'i: and I. for my part, erp-idcr
Ihat l'ro id nee ha- sent f!.is -peeiai
oiler oa pui -pi sc for Sii-a mi:' u We-t."
A : -:'ir'.-!' ; j pi o.al f..l... . .! t!.i:
n--c :':: ;.:.iy 1 he i Ul! eher r". ' I: red
: i ii . ill,'. 'S--c;s a bit oidish i"i..'t!ie
i.l. f ; : t "1 ;:e. gentlemen '.""
" ici .' I'.-.haw-: I a l's :.-'." cried
one aii l all. i ". -1 1 i- able to take eare
of a ".v ii'e. (lot a position." etc.
"Vis. es; to be sure. Ofeoursethat
!.--iVi - up." said !!' Iiule!..-:-.
"ery w.'ll." salil 1 tic parson: "then
let it be si 1 1 led once lor ail I hat he have
Susan ualt West."
Y i s. gent lenieii: that is all very
well as far as it goes," observed the
medical nilicer. who had not yet
spoi.cn. "i'lit the ijiie-tion stiil re
mains: Yiiil Susannah West have
The otle rs looked a little foolish, as
though this side of i!.e argument lia i
not -track them.
"That we can soon iind out." said
l'arson Weaver, irritably. "Tripp,
fetch the girl here."
In a few minutes the girl stood be
fore them: she looked shy and half
frightened, wondering what tin-board
could want of her.
"Ha: Susannah, my dear." began the
parson he had called her Miss We.-t
ill the days of her prosperity, but one
cannot expect complimentary titles in
the workhouse-- "we have sent for you
because in short well, we have a
very advantageous oiTcr. which we
think will just suit yon."
llefore SiisannaJt could make any re
ply, the sipiire, determined that the
chaplain should not have it all his own
way. exclaimed in his hearty voice:
"What would you say to a good home
and a kind husband, my girl'.'"
The color Hooded Susannah's face:
she gav e one start led glance, t hen stood,
with her eyes on the lloor, nervously
plaiting' a corner of her cheeked apron.
Tcrhnps it would be as well if 1
read Ihe letter we have received." said
the parson, glaring disapproval at his
neigh'oor for having forced his hand.
Then he put on his spectacles, and
read in slow and ponderous tones Mr.
Stephen Y axley's epistle, pausing every
now and then to see the effect. If he
expected rapturous gratitude when he
finished he was disappointed. Susan
nah never raised her eyes. Her color
came and went, and her lips trembled:
but she said not a word.
"Well, my girl," cried the squire, un
able to restrain his impatience, "what
do you say to this? Isn't it a fine
chance'.' I wouldn't think twice about
it if 1 were yon. Just look at your po
sition. Here you are in the work
house at your age. ami. like a rat, with
out a friend in Ihe world. Xot any
fault of yours, of course." he added, as
a pained expression flitted across the
"Perhaps she would like a little time
tothink it over." suggested the butcher,
in his thick, husky voice.
"Have you got nothing to say, Su
sannah.'" inquired the parson, rather
The girl's fingers interlaced nervous
ly. ' '
"You are very kind, gentlemen; but
I I don't know what to sav." s
She looked around appealingly, 3e
"Come, come, be quick to settle it,
girl. We don't want another special
meeting called," cried the squire.
The medical ofiicer rose: "I think,
gentlemen, perhaps if I saw Miss West
alone for a minute she might give me.
an answer. She feels embarrassed. 1
"Quite right, Evesham, said ths
parson. "They can go into your room,
Tripp, can't they?"
Tripp, jumping up with alacrity, led
the way to his tobacco-scented little
"Sit down. Susannah." said the doe
tor, kindly. "Xow don't be flurried.
Yon have heard this offer; it seems
a gooil one for you. l'.ut don't say
"Ycs" if you'd rather not. .lust think
it over a little."
He turned his back on her. and. go
ing fiver to the mantelpiece, examined
a quaint old china group of an Kng
lishman. Scotchman and Irishman,
seated together, entitled "Auld Lang
Syne." A long silence followed: then
Susannah spoke. She had a remarka
bly sweet, soft voice, and the doctor
looked round quickly.
"If I do say "Yes." Dr. Kvcshnm." she
said, tremblingly, "it will be because
you wish me to: for no other rea-
She raised her eyes to him as she
; spoke. They were beautiful eyes, and
sent a liirili through the medical offi
"I wish you to say "Yes?" " he ex
claimed, coming towards her.
"You have been so good to r .e: you
saved mv life when I first eai ic here.
' I should never have recovered but for
I your care and attention. I always feel"
I she clasped her hands 1 ight 1 v togct her
- oa aie ine oniv n ielli; l nave, auu
there is nothing I would not do for
'flic pas-ii-nate warmth of her tone
startled Dr. Kvcshnm. He caught both
"he hands with which, ashamed of her
freedom, she was about to cover her
face, and said, tenderly: "Mv poor
girl! Then you shall never say "Yes
to this olfer!"
The board was w axing impatient, and
the sipiire and parson had almost,
broken their long friend-hip over t he
prize "gate-post" mangolds, when Dr.
!"esiiam returned with Susannah
"Well, doctor. T hope you have
broiiehl the young woman to see rea
son." said i in f.-rmer.
i." replied t h" doctor, dry ly.
lid " -." i hen a-hed
tin batcher in a brca I h.
me. ;e.:!lc':. .!.." s-iid Dr.
!t-::i"". "1 am goin:- to
sc! !'! " - C .ia mhc: s" .bun-
t lie s'piive a
IM.ilTV I.er I
ONE OX THE PROFESSOR.
College I'plsoile Xnmitcil in 'iiee hy
l!ie liny V lo, 1 lo.i.uM
"1 wonder ii" ! told m.u how Yoto.
fooled -old bins.' ,,. i ,, cek pro!', -s ir.
;ixalll. tnrie. a-!.e;l i. .mil :
lone cou!. I t I'l-i ! : u I !v sav that he
, beard i,. !'i!l; st;,r.-,j
! "" "Poofs." in- we call lor.', thinks, al
jways. that some o::e is cribbing in
; exams. Now. ia rea ii .v . he's a w a v oil'.
! bei ause the fellows lion'i crib up there
: i.'ov, bin -Pools' isaiwavs looking-for a
chance lo catch some one. ami he got
I W Ist week. W e wer:' ha i ng an c;i in.
in liivck and he was sinakiag up and
dow n 1 lie aisles v atciiiug ci ervone. lie
'was at tiie end of ihe room furthc-t
away from Young when be happened
to look over and see Young" take out
bis watch. You can't work that old
! watch crib g-ame on "Pools. lie's I ow old.
and when lie saw Yi.:. m-s watcii a ppi a r
lie sneaked up b :i k of him to see if
there was anything' wrong. He could
v.alk almost as ipiielly as a cat. and
wi s behind Yoi:ng- w it hoin Inn ing made
a sound, just as he touched the spring
and the cover of the watch opened.
There surely was a piece of paper in
that watch ease ami "Pools saw it. That
was enough, lie leaped over, grabbed
it mid told Young Income to the desk
with lai in. We immediately came to
the conclusion that then- was some
thing w rong, so everyone stopped writ
ing tnul watched 'Pools and Young.
I'p to the desk they went; then "Pouts
sat down ami without looking at Ihe
watch, which he held in his hand,
looked at Young ami said:
"'Mr. Young. I find that you have
beeu trying to use aid in this examimi-
" "I beg your pardon. Young' an
swered. "I haven't used anything' in an
""'Roots' was taken back for a mo
ment at the fellow's nerve when he
had been caught red-hamled. "Put
what have you to say about this paper,
Mr. Young?' said he. "You were about
to make use of it and it has written
upon if Here he e - !! and looked
at the paper, then bi.lied and ap
peared to grow angry, and finally told
Young to take his scat and go on with
"What it all meant was more than
we could make out. and it was not un
til after the exam, that we found that
the paper had contained but one word,
and that word was "fooled." N. Y.
VIIieil He Wax a lleutlien.
Little John (after casting his penry
into the fund for the P.amalam islanders)-!
wish I was a heather!
Sabbath School Teacher Oh. .Torn
nv! Why do you wi.-h such an awful
thing as that?
"The heathen don't never hnve tng've
nolliin they are always gi ttiti same
thin." St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The 0;lnlin nt Her China.
Algernon It seems impr. wsi'oie to
evaw express my high irgawd for
Millicent (solemnly) It will take
an awful big diamond to place it be
Tond doubt. Jcvvekra" Wtt-'y.
Perhaps it is the microbes in kissei
that cause people to fall "dead in love."
"De clam ain't berry han'some," said
Tncle Ephe, "an he ain't strut aroun
Iaik de peacock, but he got de pearl jes"
tie same." Colorado Springs Gazette.
Tom "A man is just as old as he
leels." Dick "Nonsense! If that was
so, a!l of us would have died of old age
on our twenty-first birthdays!" An
swers. (Jetting Even. Customer "I'm sure
I've seen you somewhere. I never for
get a pretty face." Waitress "I don't
remember you and I never forget a
fresh customer!" Puck.
Forewarned. "May I call you mine?"
he asked. ""ou may call me a mine, if
you please, George," she replied; "but
I doubt if you'll everstrike payingore."
Philadelphia North American.
"How is the razor, sir?" asked the
barber. "Didn't know I was being
shaved." said the victim. "Very glad.
I'm sure, sir." said the barber, feeling
flattered, l'.ut the victim cut him short:
"I thought 1 was being sandpapered."
I'.y Proxy. Aunt Ethel "Well.
Peatriee. were you very brave at the
dentist's?" P.eatrice "Yes. auntie. 1
was." Aunt Ethel "Then there's the
half crown I promised you. And now
ti ii me what lie did toyou." Peatriee
"lie pulled out two of Willie's teeth!"
Willie is an observing' little chap. He
enjoyed looking at the pictures of San
ta ( laus in the newspapers, and when,
a wet k l iter, he discovered a picture
in 1 1 mied for Father Time in a paper,
l.e shjuted: "Oh. papa, look how thin
Santa Clans has got in a week!" Y'on
ki rs Statesman.
It It o-.v Sai,) to He the IScxnlt of
3i!cro!ilnl Infection nnii Not
The c.Id-fa.-hior.cd cold has been
oustid to some cxteii from its forr.icr
position in t'omestie nudicine by 7nc
modern influenza. An attack cf infill
ena is a much better excuse for non
attendance at the office or shop than a
cold, the latter beingcoiiimonly regard
ed as an accommodation bill drawn by
aiiiess or idleness. There is urapies
lionab'y such a thing' as a cold- that
is to say. a deviation from hiaith !
vion-'v cor.si'ipii n! upon and due to ex
posure to cold a:.d damp. The initial
sensation of cold is followid up more
or less pronounced by .bvica! disci. m
fort. possibly by more di -finite signs
and symptoms of brnt cl it is or other
lii-ia-e a frigore. With that rei'i!ie
lioi: f.ir inexorable h : le w b'eh cha r.:c
tiiics the i.edirci ri ing. tl.e nv. rag"
cit'i-u iv:-ari:s ev-!y '. ! ia-s- bi g Ir.i.i i g
with a !:'!! :is a co:d, Io.-ii.g- sight ci
the fact thai 1 here are chi:!s-i. c. ! n-satioi'.-.
of .'! - vv hici: it re in nowise
cue to the action of the low t. nun ra
turi s. TI:i- v a'jar error ha-b i n pro
ductive of -orie.us eonsi ipa neein more
1 1. a v. one o'!-! ciior..
Nown.it:;-. . at-:; right iy. wc are r.H
for fri.-h air. We fear !:o foe save t he
l:leji.:! us mien I.e. and we lig!il l ira
with lire and poboii. with ri . i:ifs tlnit
aiT'.p'v sitlnee to justify tbi- warn ont
rance. It may. ti the other 1 a: d. be a
persr.ti with a wiak chest v.l-o xpi r"
cnei s a "chill." and. lis it is tin -or. t
ieally impossible ever to exclude the
influence of cold, he or she nttribi::,--the
symptoms which follow the cough,
the sweating, the expectoration, etc.
to ineagtious exposure, whereas tin"
chili merely heralded a rise of tempi r
ature incidental to an outburst of tu
It would surprise lnary intelligent
people to be told that a chill is a sign
that tin re is fever, and that sweating
is usually a sign that the fever is abat
ing. Yet such is the unvarnished fact,
and it would be well for it to be gen
erally known. Cold is merely a debili
tating agent, the effects whereof will
vary according to the individual. It
throws a strain on the organic machin
ery and the weakest part gives. If t he
machine as a whole is in. good trim,
nothing happens beyond a little tem
porary discomfort. In a rheumatic p r
Enn it may determine pains in the
joints; in another, bronchitis; in a
third, kidney trouble, and so on in
short, it picks out the weak spots and
converts weakness into disease. Colds
are notoriously infections, and the
places where colds are most frequent
ly caught arc places where ventilation
is defective and where micriics abound,
as in certain theaters, churches, rail-,
way carriages and the like, so that even
1he symptoms of the old-fashioned cold
are for the most part Ihe result 01
microbnl infection and not of exposure
Medical Press and Circular.
When a polar bear attacks a walrus
he has to take care that the other mem
bers of the victim's family do not come
to the rescue, for then it will be bad for
Pruin. The walrus simpiy "collars'
Ihe lnar and pulls him below the wa
ter. aiJ keeps him there until he is
Crowned. A ship's captain once nar
row ly escaped this fate. He was seized
by a walrus that had lost her calf and
dragged twice to the bottom. Except
ing that he was nearly drowned, the
only injuries he bore were two deep
wounds on his temple, caused by the
tusks. He was lucky enough to be
snatched from the animal's clutch be
fore it was too late. He afterward said
lie did not believe the walrus meant to
harm him. but mistook him for her cab
as he floundered about in the sea.
nrnh In Silver.
Mounting handsomely cut corals it.
silver for cuff butter. and studs for
the shirt waists is one of th? newest
fads. Some of these corals are cut
after antique patterns. The settings
are perfectly plain and without cle-as
of 8nj kind Thionp-n Chronicle.
For 45 years we had been imprisoned hy
the ice, and our situation was becoming des
perate. It was not likely that we could hold
out 4- years longer.
In this juncture a ship appeared. An of
ficer disembarked ind came to us.
"Who are you?" he asked anxiously.
"We are the Smith party," we replied.
"You, doubtless, are our relief expedition-"
"No," said the officer, "the Jones party
ire your relief expedition. We are the re
lief expedition of the Jones party. So long."
Merciful heavens! If we were not rescued
soon, we should be too old to lecture! De
America and Germany.
So soon- as America showed her charac
teristic firmness the German cruiser left
Manila Bay, and we now protect the Ger
man interests. In a like manner all stom
arh ills flv before the wonderful power of
Hostetter's Stomach Hitters. It strikes at
the root of all diseases the stomach, and
not onlv cures indigestion, constipation, bil
iousness, liver and kidney troubles, but
cures them quickly and permanently. It
makes a hearty appetite and fills the blood
with rich red corpuscles.
Those who are really in society are not as
ridiculous as those who are trying to get
in. Atchison Globe.
When a fool admits he's a fool he is no
longer a fool. Atchison Globe.
THE SILK INDUSIRY.
Perfect cocoons which are to be
reeled off into thread for weaving ara
placed in the sun and steamed to kill
the silkworm inside. Japanese raw silk
ranks next to that of France and Italy.
A cocoon consists of a single thread
from 3!i0 to 423 feet long, and it takes
a week to finish. Out of every 100 only
alwiut 40 are perfect. The rest, how
ever, are worked up into coarse lloss
The silkworm and the mulberry tree
upon which it feeds are natives of East
Asia, and silk has been made from time
forgotten. Nearly "!,000 years before
Christ a Chinese empress is said to have
raised silkworms, and from the earliest
ages webs of the shimmering substance
woven from the cocoons were impor
tant articles of commerce.
The white mulberry upon which silk
worms feed can be easily raised, In
April the leaves appear, and then the
silkworm grower takes down his cards
of silkworm eggs which he has kept
from the preceding s jmmer and hangs
them in some airy place. In a few hours
the tiny silkworms appear and are fed
with chopped mulberry leaves. They
grow for over a month and eat enor
mous quantities of the big leaves.' When
ready to spin the worm is fi.000 times
us large as when it emerged from the
egg ami is almost transparent.
l'hotographs are fixed memories.
I'o rot waste films on worthless sub
A good, clean dusting brash is the
liest ir" cntive of t iti boles.
The tnereii.int, who sent up toy balloons
with his "ut!."T painted en tin-tit. knew how
to yd hi-i 11.1 me up. L. A. W. I'lilktin.
The Pioneer Medicine
is Ayers Sarsaparilla
Before safsaparillas were known,
have confidence at once. If you want an
experiment, buy anybody's Sarsaparilla; if
you want a cure, you must buy
"Trust Not to
Thai 'which seems hard to
beat may be a great blessing.
Let us take a lesson from the
rough weather of Spring. It
is doing good despite appear
ances. Cleanse the system
thoroughly; rout out all
impurities from the blood
with that greatest specific.
Hood' s Sarsaparilla.
Instead of sleepless nights, with con
sequent irritableness and an undone,
tired feeling, you will have a tone and a
bracing air that will enable you to enter
into every dav's work with pleasure.
Remember, Jlooctt nerer disappoints.
Coitre "Goitre was so expensive ia
medical attendance that I let mine go.
It made me a perfect wreck, until I took
Hood's Sarsaparilla which entirely cured
me." Mr. Thosias Jones, i) Boutu St.,
Utica, N. Y.
Running Soros "Five years ago my
afllietion came, a running sore on my leg,
causing me preat, anguish. Hood's Sarsa
parilla healed the sore, which has never re
turned." Mrs. A. W. Bakkett, ;S Powell
fcitreet. Lowell, Mass.
II.mmI' rillseurv livr ill-; the non-irritatintf and
only cathartic to lake with HtM.-isi SarpHll.
KATY IN LITERATURE.
A Snatch of Story Wherein the "Choo
thoos" Indulge In n Few PnKa
lie (the switch enpine) g.vre a riporons
push to the west bound car as he spoke, anil
started back with a snort of surprise, lor
tlie tar was au old friend an M. K. T. box-
".lack my drivers, but its homeless Katy!
Whv, Katy, ain't there no ptttint! you.
back to your friends? There's 40 chasers
out for yliu from your road, if there's one.
Who is 'holding you now?"
"Wish I knew," whimpered homeless
Katy. "I belong in Parsons. I've only been
out ten months, but I'm just ac-hin' home
sick; 1 want to be in Kansas where the sun
"Yard's full o' Homeless Katies an
Wanderin' Willies," the switch engine ex
plained to .OUT. "Punno quite how our men
fix it. Swap around. I puess; anyhow I've
done my duty. She's on her way to Kan
sas via i'hiei.po: but I'll lay my next boiler
lu! she'll lie held there to wait consignee's
convenience, and sent back to us with wheat
in the fall." From Kudyard Kipling's
Not Quite I.'oady. "All those who want
to lead lietter lives will stand up," cried the
revivalist in a cniiniiaiidun: tone. '1 hey all
stood up except iiie the stranger with the
chin vvhi-kers who sat in the front row.
"Don't you want to be a better man?" de
manded the rtvivali.-t. "Well, it's like this
parson," said the stranger. "I expect to be
a better man. of course, but you see I hain't
been to town before in ten year, an' 1 was
calfcylatin' to h ive a lectin fun lust."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
years ago, it began
its work, bmce
I then you can count
tion of the
able to im
see Ayefs on
a bottle of sarsa
parilla that is
enough; you can
which nude SirsaparilU imoui