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JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI.
A FL0BA1 L0VE-ST0B7.
BT OATBBSlIfl VODKQ OLZHi
Fair (Marigold) a maiden was, (Swoet
Willlntn) was lier lover
Tliolr path was twined with (Dittos
sweet), It did not run tliougli
Tho rLndtcs' Tresses raven were, tier
cheeks a lovely (Roso),
Bhe woro flno (Lady's Slippers) to
warm her small (Pink) toes.
Uor (Poppy) was an (Elder) who had
a (Mint ) of Rold,
An awfnl old (Snapdragon), to luako
ono'B Wood run .cold
Ills temper was like (Sour Grass), his
daughter's heart ho wrung
With words both flcrco and hlttor ho
had an (Adder's Tongue) I
Tho lover's hair was llko tho (Flux),
of traro Germanic typo :
Ho woro a (Dutchman's Breeches), ho
smoked a (Dutchman's Pipe).
Ho sent (Mnrshmallows) by tho pound,
nnd choicest (Wlntergreen) j
Sho painted him (Forget-me-nots), tho
hlnest over Been 1
lie couldn't serenade her within tho
For every (Thymo) ho tried it her
father's (Dogwood) hark I
Ami s,o ho set a certain day to meet at
Her f aco was pale na (Snowdrops), e'en
whiter than her frock.
Tho lover vowed he'd (Pino) anil dlo
If sho should say him no.
And then he tip nnd kissed her beneath
"My lovo will (Llve-for-ever), my
sweet, will yon bo truo?
Givo me n llttlo (Heartsease), say only
'I lovo (Yew)!' "
Sho faltorod that for him alono sho'd
(Orange Blossoms) wear,
Then swayed like supple (Willow),
and toro her (Maidenhair) 1
For (Madder) than n hornet beforo
them stood her Pop,
Who nworo he'd (Cano) tho fellow un-
till he made him (Hop) 1
Oh, quickly np (Rosemary) 1 Sho
cried, "You'll (Ruo) tho day,
Most cruel father 1 Haste, my dear,
and (Lettuce) Ilea away!"
But that inhuman parent so lied his
(Birch) rod there
Ho settled all ilirtation between that
The youth n monastery sought, and
dunned a black (Monkshood) 1
Tho maid ato (Poison Ivy), and died
within a wood.
ON A OATnODOGRAPH OF A LADY.
Sho is so tall, so Blender; and her
'i'lioso frail phosphates, thoso carbonates
Are well produced by the cathode
By oscillations, amperes, and by ohms,
Hit dorsal vertebrae are not con
cealed By epidermis, but are well revealed.
Around her ribs, those beauteous
Her flesh a halo makes, misty in line.
Her noseless, eyeless faco looks into
And I bnt whisper, "Sweetheart, .To
t' adore. "
Her white and gloaming teeth at mo
Ah I lovely, sweet cathodograph I
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Prepared by II. K. lllmlc, A. M.. M, I).
May 31. Luke 21 :20 :10.
Destruction of Jerusalem Foretold.
Golden text Heaven and earth shall
pass away, but my word shall not pass
away. Luke 21- :23.
Time and place. On tho same day
as last lessou, this great day of His
teaching in the Temple, Ho had ex
haustcd every means of convincing
them of Hs Messialiship, by love's
appeal, by argument, by remonstrance
by warning, and by miracle ; and now
having spoken His last word, It re
mained for Mini to wait patiently tho
end. In tho meantime He seems to
have employed theso few remaining
hours in diligently instructing His
apostles and preparing them for the
responsibilities that should come upon
them when Ho was gone.
As Ho passed out of tho Templo for
tho last time, on that Tuesday after'
noon, His disciples called His attention
to tile vastuess and tho beauties of the
Templo building. He answered them
by Having: "As for these things which
ye behold, tho day will come, in the
which thero shall no bo left ono stone
npon another, that shall not lie
thrown down. 1 1 And ns Ho passed
out of tho city and up tho western
elope of Olivet and sat on Us summit for
tho last tlmo.discoursing witn uie uis-
clples as was His pnstom, they asked
Him when theso things snoum como
to pass nnd what should ho tho sign
of their coming J Our lesson Is In part
tho answer to this question.
A warning. Ho first warns them of
something that should como to pass
beforo tho destruction of Jerusalem.
Thero should arise falso Chrlsts, and
they should hear of wars nnd comino
Ions. Notion Bhonld rise against na
tion, and thero should bo earthquakes,
famines, pestilences, fearful sights
and great signs from hoaven. "But
beforo nil theso they shall lay their
hands on you, nnd persecute yon, dcllv-
cring you up to tho synagogues, and
Into prisons, being brought beforo
kings nnd mlors for jny Name's
sake, " Ho drew a real plcturo of tho
history of tho church from tho rosur
rection till the destruction of Jerusa-
lem ; assuring them, however, that not
a hair of their head should perish, and
exhorting them to "possoss their souls
In patlonce," (Verses 8-19.)
First prediction (20). "Whon yo
shall soo Jerusalem compassed with
armies. " On this very spot whero Je-
sus sat and talked, tho famous legion
of tho Roman army was oncampod dur-
inc tho slego, a few years late. The
Investment of tho city by tho armies
of Vespasian nnd Tltus occurred In
tho year 70 A. D. and was a military
feto of such gradual process that tho
Christians had tlmo to depart out of
tho city and fleo tn thn mnnntulne-
Thoso In tho country wero warned not
to enter Into tho city. (21. ) Avail
lng thcmselvo of the cessation of hos
tllltics, from tlmo to tlmo, after tho
first approach against tho city by
Tcrtlns Gnllns and in obedience to
this command of Jesus tho Christiana
retired to a town called Pella, beyond
tho Jordan, nnd not ono of them per
ished in tho siege.
Second prediction (22-24). Tho Ian
guago of tho 22d verso would indleato
that theso days of vengenco were, tho
just penalty for tholr sins, in fnllllll
i ment of threatenlngs that had been
made against them. It was the fulfill
ment of the prophecy In our last lesson
that "Whosoever shall fall upon tho
stono shall bo broken to pieces,
but on whomsoever it shall fall, It will
scatter him as dnst'" Tho enp of
their iniquity was full. Josephus
lys: "No ago, from tho beginning of
tho world, ever producod a generation
fruitful of wickedness ns this.
Verso 21 gives but a faint Intimation
of the terrible suffering of this siege.
In Matthew it is said, "Then shall be
great tribulation such ns was not since
tho beginning of the world to this
time, no, nor over shall ba" And
such was literally truo. Tho horrors
of war, sedition, famine, nnd 'pesti
lenco wero unparalleled in the history
of tho world. The details aro too sicken
lng to recount It was necessary to
throw 000,000 corpses ovor tho walls,
on account of tho stench! while 9,000
aptives wero taken during tho war,
:md 1,100,000 perished in tho siege.
By command of Titus 500 wore crucified
everyday on tho walls around tho city.
That they should be "led away cap
tive into all the nations" is still in
process of fulfillment in tho fact that
there aro now nbout 8,000,000 Jews in
tho world scattered among all the na-
tions of earth "trodden down of the
Third prediction (2.V2S). In till
discourse tho destruction of Jerusalem
and the second personal coming of
Christ nt ti.o end of tho world are so
interwoven that it is somewhat difii
cult to distinguish tho references Tho
language is highly figurativo and may
lefcr to both events; and Christ passes
from events that were to occur in tho
near fiitrno to thoso which wero ceil
turlcs or mlllcniums off without call
lng attention to tho fact In striking
contrast with His first coming in
weakness us in the babe of Bethlehem
this second coming of tho Son of Man
shall bo "in a cloud with power and
great glory. " it will bo open and
manifest to all nnd accompanied by
such display of personal dignity and
authoritythat all men will at ouca
recognize His claims ; tho good ro-
jolcing at His coming and His enemies
calling on tho "mountains to hide
them from tho wrath of tho Lamb. ' '
A lesson from nature (29 SO) As
the budding trees Indicate the approach
lng summer and tho sero nnd yellow
leaf tho approaching winter j so are wo
taught to observo the signs of tho
times, nnd to judgo of tho great moral
events of God's Kingdom. Verso 1)2
found its fulfillment in tho then pres
out generation of Jews who lived to
witness tho downfall of their nation
yvrgn ;in nnr golden text, I" a solemn
Any sarsaparilla is sarsapa
rilla. True. So any tea Is tea.
So any flour is (lour. But grades
differ. You want t At list. I t's
so with sarsaparilla. There are
grades. You want the best. If
you understood sarsaparilla as
well as you do tea and flour It
would be easy to determine.
But you don't. How should
you? When you are going to
buy a cifinmodlty whose value
you. don't know, you pick out
an old established house to
trade with, and trust their ex
perience and reputation. Do so
when buying sarsaparilla,
Ayer'a Sarsaparilla has been
on the market 50 years. Your
grandfather used Ayer's, It Is
a reputable medicine. There
aro many Sartapaxillaa
but only one Ayet'B. It
How To Make It Pleasant
and Profitable. "11
Written for this paper by OeorEO D Lumn,
ot Pettis county, 'mL
The next article In this sorles will bo W
CoiiKroasman A. M. Dockory, upon The
Cost of Oovcmmont." Jt
W. W. Watson, Leading Real Estafjtaan
" Compound. .
confirmation of the truth of tho fore
going statements. And tho lesson con
eludes, verses 3I,US, SO, with a warn
lng and exhortation that wo bo ready
for this coming, let It bo when It will
or como how H may. This Is tho prao
tical question for all.
Applications.!. The great events
of history do not simply "happen" j
bnt God's providences opperating
through His laws may be dlsccrnod
and interpreted by the wlso who would
heed Christ's injunction to study tho
"signs of the times. "
2. We learn from Bible teaching
throughout that evil doing will bring
its own punishment sooner or later.
God is long Buffering and forbearing
but is nevertheless a God of justice
8. "Surfeiting, drunkenness, and
tho cares of this life," so blind the
minds nnd hearts of nun that they can
not scq tho awful doom Into which they
nro plunging. Christ kindly hangs out
the signal flag of warning " Take heed
to your Uveal"
Eildy Claims the Eecord.
From the Hartford Courant
Every season brings with it n break
lng ot records. It may be a now trot
ting horso with an ldlotlo name, or an
athlete who has thrown a heavy ham
iner a few Inches further than It has
heretofore been thrown, or bicycle
ridor who has lowered the record for
riding a mile a slxteonth of a second
bnt all of these performances are only
accomplished after severe and fatlgu
lng and training, and, however credit
able they may be, I00U insignificant
when compared to the efforts of a mod
ost Plymouth Rock hen belonging to
E. W. Tlllotson, of Farmlngton. This
then, without training or urging on the
part of her owner,, has just -broken the
egg laying record tor 1880. It Is
monster and measures, 7 by B)4 inch-
M aiul weighs ii ounces.
Wo would llko to toll how good but-'
tor can bo mado on tho nvcrago dairy
farms of Missouri. Upon tliolr suc
cessful management depends tho suc
cess of tho creamorles. Wo think,
after nil, upon thein is whero tho
bulk of work nnd worry Is done.
Thero is where tho improvements nro
so much neodod and yet so seldom
found. Wo confidently bcllevo that
for ears to como from the llttlo woll
tilled nnd Intelligently managed dairy
farms of Missouri, will a constant sup
ply of dairy product bo reqnirod to
meet tho domnnd of town nnd country.
Creameries aro usually well equipped,
but the Missouri farmer nnd his wlfo
need enconragemont and wo want them
to fcol that this short treatlso on but
ter making Is especially for them.
Under ordinary circumstances it can
Its knowledge nnd tho plans we glvo
help us to make butter that scores
high and merits , compliments wher
ever shown nnd what It does ,for ns It
will do for yon. All Its arrangements
nro practical and handy, and by 110
But, to get n llttlo closer to tho sub
ject, our cows are Jersoys. These dai
ry cattle mako milk rich with oily sol
ids, providing thoy nro well fed nnd
kindly provided for. They nro also
easily managed and glvo good returns
for food consumed. If you do not
havo that blood in your herd, juBt
try Bomo that havo a milk nnd butter
record, as an experiment. Grado Jer
seys in Bomo cases havo proven qulto
satisfactory. In tho next place, wo
hnve shelter for our cows and their
food. Wo think this is absolutely es
sential in tho winter tlmo to sccuro
good flavor and richness in tho milk
without which it can not bo dovolopod
in tho butter. Furthermore, yon can
not get tho quantity without good,
warm, comfortablo surroundings and
Then, again, ns strange as it may
appear to many, although wo have a
fine, cool cellar, wo never nso it in
making butter oxcept to storo a but
ter packago in it occasionally. Wo will
tell yon why and how to get along
without tho cellar, because it is a
source of constant fniluro to many.
Our wind pump brings tho water
cool and clear and empties it Into n
galvanized iron vat ono lial ns largo
ns n deep, double-sided wagon box.
All tho water for Btock goes tbrc;igh
this vat beforo going to tho watering
trough. It is sunk in tho ground ono
half its depth and is encased in nn
outer box with six inches of sawdust
between vnt nnd box. Tho vat bus a
light hinged lid like a trunk lid,' made
of old tin, perforated on the sides and
ends to let the air pass through above
the milk. A simple, cheap shed, open
on tho n'orth, is built over this vat to
protect It from the sun and rain. It
sets under the shade of a tree, and tho
whole arrangement cost about 520.
It has needed 110 repairs for twelvo
years, nnd has been in constant use
summer and winter.
Into this vat filled with water is
floated the long, slim, four gallon cans
of milk. Wo tako theso empty tin cans
or setters to the barn nnd strain tho
milk in them as it is drawn from tho
cows, and beforo cooling we float
them iu tho vat of water. We milk
with dry hands and uso every little
kindness to tho cows to induce them
to do their best
Wo Bkim our milk with n pressed
tin dipper as soon ns tho cream rises ;
and, in the summer, keep it well Btir
red in a setter in tho saino vat with
the milk until ready to churn. When
tho croam Is rlpo nnd If nocessary,
we cool the cream with ico to about 00
to 05 degrees before we empty it into
our barrel churn. Our churn turns
endwiso nnd tho whole end of this
churn may bo removed as a lid. We
arrange to draw off with a faucet tho
buttermilk ns soon as the butter forms
in shot like lumps. Twice, nf tor the
buttermilk is drawn olf, we pour on tho
butter several gallons of cool, clear
water and let It rinse tho milk out of.
tho butter. When the water is drawn
off, tho butter is then ready to bo
rBTn-inkled over-wlth-alxHit ono-ounce.
iated from-ths' PtWm6&fa,mttAl
ot tho Mlat ;anTBlc4fl'.olUhe Fre'hch
York. $i, (Stt )' 'iTudfflfcs- Jamfler
elves an lmroduoUonifromwhfch' w
quote i"In 41 French history there Is' lio
more inspiring oplsodo than that 'With
which M. Graa deals in tills story i. the'
maroh to'Forls and the doings In" Paris
of that MarsellleaBattalloh; mado. up
of. men .whd."were;wotn' to. .cost ' poftn
'the tyrant' and wh'o Hfenew Jiow to
ale." His opltome.,. .of .tho xnotlve
power of tho Revolotlon in ihe feel'
lrigs'of .'One of' its Individual pleasant
parts' is the" ierf essence o'f simplicity.
and directness, uls method has the
largeness and tho clearness' of tho
Grook drama. The motives1' are dts
tlnct Tho action, Is free, and bold.
Tho cllmax is hiovlUole, jmd (ho story
has a plsco ontlroly'apnrffrom all the
Action tf the Frenoh Revolution with
which I am acquainted. ' 1 Felix Gras,
tho author, is the acknowledged head,
by election and merit, of tho poets ot
eouthorn France His story is. charm
ingly simple, musical and direct It
will go far towards redeeming the
French novol from the nnpopalarlt
into which Zola and his school havo
Chicago, March. Mr. W. W. Wat
son's reputation throughout tho west
for unerring judgment In tho valuation
of land has made him foremost among
tho most conservative, careful class
of investors in Chicago.
Unliko many hard driven business
men, tho owner of "Alplno Heights,"
that splondld suburb of Chicago, has
not neglected his health on account of
his exacting business. Tho fpllowlng
unrcquested statement from Mr. Watson
shows how consistent with his life
long, Careful, conscientious and suc
cessful business habits has been his
attention to gcttlng.wclL Ho states in
tho Times-Herald :
"Upon tho recommendation of a
friend, I used Pal no's Celery Compound
.for headaches, constipation. Indigestion
and loss of Bleep and found it nil it was
recommended to be, I suffer no moro
from headaches, sleep soundly at night
and am now in porfect health. This Is
tho only medicine that I huve over
taken for'theso complaints, which has
benefited mo at nib"
W. W. Watson,
22.5 Dearborn street
Busy men and women nro- apt to
think thero is always tlmo to get well.
The fact that only ono person ina
hundred dies of old ago shows how
recklessly men and women postpono
attending to their health nnd allow it
to go to pieces whilothoydevoto them
Bclvos heart and soul to affairs that are
trifling "in comparison. Wives and
mothers have no greater duty than to
seo that thoso dear to them do not bo
come so absorbed In tho work of pro
viding for tho household as to lose
their health and shorten their days.
No moro thoughtful step could be
taken during tho spring days that nro
now hero than to urgo such tired and
often irritable homo providers to take
Palne's Celery Compound. Thero aro
thousands of homes whore, overwork
of fine Bait to the pound of butter. The
exact amount ot Bait used is regulated
by our customers' desires. Wo partial
ly turn the churn foiu side to side;
the lid being off.
This we do to mix tho salt in the bat
ter, and then uso tho butter paddle a
llttlo to complete the work of mixing
tho salt in the bntter, which wo do
whilo tho butter Is still in tho churn,
It is then taken ont in a bntter bowl
in quantities to suit our customers,
again worked slightly in tho bowl, and
molded into rolls. We then weigh it
and wrap each roll in a cheese cloth,
or light weight muslin, and keep it cool
with ice until delivered to our custom
ors, which is usually done on tho same
day of churning, If shipped, It can
be packed immediately from the churn
into tubs for shipment If over salted,
over churned, or over worked, its del
lcate flavor is ruined, therefore, you
will need to use your taste, smell,
eight and good judgment to guide you
in butter making as" well as to follow
prescribed rules for every homo has
different surroundings, and every dairy
is composed ot different individual
cows, and no set ot rigid rules can
be given to cover all the needs ot each
case. Jn our little dairy of ten to
twenty cows, we do not average two
churnlngs of bad butter a year.
We Beldonvuse coloring, because onr
private customers do not demand it
We do not use the Separator because
we sell a considerable of our milk
while freBh, and separators cost money
and take time and strength to ran.
them. We have no silo because we raise
(rule largely instead or ieoa pa our
farm and depend upon grald farmers
for clover, hay, corn, 'fodder, and
grain ; and Upon the mill for bran and
Out ot oar, host sklmmod milk we
make cottage cheese which has on
lias lod to worrying, fretting and des
nondenev. that need only Palno's Col-
cry Compond to banish tho unhoalthy
atmosphere and mako things bright
and cheerful again.
It Is tho only spring remody unlver
ally prescribed by physicians. It
makes peoplo woll by giving thorn n
hearty nppotito nnd a relish for tholr
foyd. Hard-worked men nnd women,
the nervous, weak nnd debilitated, got
new strength, fresh nervous energy
nnd a purer, moro vigorous blood sup
ply from Palno's Celery Compound.
This most vnlnablo nervo and brain
Invigorator and restorer practically
demonstrates the life-long conviction
of, its eminent discovoror, Profossor
Phelps, M. D,, LL. D., of Dartmouth
College. Prfossor Phelps was for a
long time convincod that sonnd nutri
tlon was tho kcystono of firm health.
Mid that whero there wero elgns of
poorly nourished nervo tissues, and of
thin, palo-colorod blood, some moans
must bo devised to supply theso defi
ciencies briskly and rapidly. Profess
or Phelps prepared Palno's Celery
Compound on this basis. It has prov
ed an invigorator, strcngthener and a
great spring purifier, such as tho world
has never enjoyed before our day.
To-morrow, or next day, or the day
after Is not soon enough to look about
getting rid of weakness or disease.
Tnko Palno's Celery Compound to-day,
There is no tlmo equal to theso early
spring " days for throwing oil poor
iliealth. There aro few persons who"
do not need to take a spring remedy.
Many not downright sick, but tired
or ailing, would bo immensely bene
fited by taking Paine's Cclory Com
pound, cspoclnlly nt this particularly
favorablo season of tho year.
This great compound will "banish
that tired feeling, clcanso the blood
and regulnto tho nerves.
Mils Murfree's.New Book,
In "Tho Mystery of Witch-Faco
Mountain and, Other. Stories," Miss
MurfreU'aaas tig.';- rep'aUtlun-which
"Charles Egbert Croddock" she has
won for groat power in depicting char
acter and a genius for vivid description
:eccnory. Tho Now York Times soys t
Miss Murfreo still llngors among the
mountains and tho moonshiners of Ton
nessoo. Tho long story, or novelette,
which gives this book its title, reflects
much of hor original talent . 1
Its element of welrdnoss Is well trou
ted, and its pictures ot mountain scen
ery aro certainly full of- the sense ot
largeness, and Abound in passages that
aro both convincing and beautiful."
The Boston Commercial Bulletin ob
serves: "The three stories in this vol-
nine are all capital specimens of tho
author B skill, with just tingo of din
lect enough to stamp tho character of
the actorB in the scenes described,
while tho interest is sustained from be
ginning to end."
Taking' the Bine Ribbon at the
Country Fair" and' ' Tho Casting Vote'
are tho "other etories" referred to in
the title. We believe tho last in tho
volume is tho best though it is diffi
cult to decide whero all are oxccllont
Tho volume, from Houghton, MlfQln
Co., Boston (price. $1.25), is ot
courso woll-made and elegant
ever Increasing demand among our but
Tho ndvautngo of this method of mak
ing butter can bo Bumincd up ns follows:
1. Tho least work in caring for tnu
milk Is required, ns It never goes to
tho bouse, nor docs it havo to bo
packed down or up stairs, bnt tho
buoyancy of tho water in tho vat even
helps yon placo it in tho vnt or lift It
out easily. 2. After skimming the
milk it goes to tho calves, pigs or
chickens. Wo carry it in tho same set
tors as when strained for theso setters
havo handles llko n bucket 8. Tho
vat can bo located near tho house,
where tho water and milk will bo
handy for use,- nnd tho vessels for
handling tho milk aro light and dura
bio. 4. Tho milk is alwuys out ot the
way. B. Tho wind-pumped water docs
tho separating while you aro resting
Tmd-also-ls-alwayg-at-hand nnd plentl
Take now courago, for to us and to
our children tho day advances, tho
burdens nro growing lighter, nnd tho
results will bo much better than in
years gone by."
ful for tho cows nnd tho many uses of
tho dairy. 0. Yon havo not halt the
washing and scrubbing to do; for, if a
llttlo milk or water is Bplllod on tho
outsldo walk of Btones, gravel or brick,
the sun or mill or wind begins nt once
to remove it and no bnd smell is met
with. Not-so in a houso or cellar,
whero the air is more or loss con
fine.! and impure.
After studying several different plans
wo have but little reason to believe
this method could bo changed for any 1
other ono that has bo many good points.
and bo easily managed, except at cost
that tho meager profits' of tho business
do not now justify. Beforo we had
these advantages, butter making wub
n drudgery ; but with 11 .em and other
little conveniences not worthy of men
tion, it has Icsc much of its old time
We do not consider it such hard
work, but constantly, week days and
Sundays, the dairy's wants must ho
attended to in a cleanly and tasteful'
manner. There is no such thing as
success in butter making, it the cows,
milk or butter is Blighted by tho skill
ful hand of the dairyman or his wife.
We aro hopetal that through the
lnfluencoof the press, the board
of agriculture, the dairy nssocla.
tlons, just legislation, and other.
agencies now at" work, chief among
which Is an intelligent class ot dairy.-
men and their wives, that the dslrjN
L 111 .1 I 1. 1 1 l'
luuireav win uu losi, (vteivuiudfl uvw
orabls protection ondcucour'agement
which its fmgOTtanco fo justly deserves.
The most beautiful and desirable,
center around wh$ctf'to duster every
other eatable on the, table is a print ot
golden butter, The most nourishing'
drink that ever presses human, lips, Is
a glass 'of snowy ik. v JEvwytablo
Now;to:i pur tAfr;m
Ingenious Wood Eats,
From tho New York Bun.
Tho wood rat of tho western slopes
of the Cascado range is a cnrlons crea
tnro that loves to Btcnl bo well that It
Is known to many us the camp robber,
It cnrrlos off anything it can lay Its
lips to, and is besides a jolly, reckless
fellow. It docs things which rodents
ont not given to doing.
Forest and Stream tolls of somo of
its "favorite spoils. It will take knives,
fprks, and tin plates, cartridges, cups
and anything it can handle in the lino
of clothing, towels, or gun. rags, which
mako soft linings for Its nest It is
now related how n pair of these rats
slaked oil u claim oil tup ut u hunter's
camp stove, nnd put up the most curl
ous rat houso anybody evor heard of.
About-200 yards oway wasarall
road shanty, whoro Iho section men
kept their supplies, and among .other
things was a keg of railroad spikes,
such as aro used to fasten the rails to
the ties. Tho rats took some spikes to
their claim, built np an iron wall, and
llqod tho interior with" soft'stnft It
ilf.il cnrlons fact that nil the points
were directed outward, and they were
Hid with great regularity and firm
The habits of tho Tat nro a study for
a naturalist and it makes things so
interesting for tho natives that they
kill it on sight
Tate of Two Snakes.
From the NoVr York San,
A Forest and Stream correspondent
teUs a South African snake story.
I'm snakes were at the bottom ot a
sixty foot? mine shaft Tho snakes
.were each .about ten feet long, and ono
of.tho roost poisonous species, known
As-mambAs. Now,, miners and ten toot
jmmh'aO" "not, agree yery W), ;ond
this is especially' truo when both are
,st.thb bottom of fk'ihliiiug shaft The
mlnerS-'whojo claim had been, jumped
with orders' to" oomejup, The message
1 utCt4-nrmitp,with a lighted
Wla.'. -Thn sn'flkM-i Obeyed
ijMiimmopi"!- once: fthey bsiaeSiD
tjie!j'perpofi4l4ilr. haft with' -iracty
aLStothe o3B'of the shaft-..When
,tcsi dowijtbey were somewhat.
pftiosW.dimtioy ..buVtfce;? Bi
LU'jwm'in'vklrt anthey.foll to aid
! . tit.
now decides that ?
"BATTLE AX" is not only
decidedly bigger in size- than any
other 5 cent piece of tobacco, but the
quality is the finest he ever saw, and
ihe flavor delicious You will never
know just how good it is until
you try it
A Study in Administration.
That such "books as Prof. Frank J.
Ooounow's "Municipal Home Rulo"
sro written and read is a hopeful
sign. Oar peoplo. aro beginning to
itudy the question of city government
vexing problem and ono which has
heretofore commanded too Email atten
tlon from thoso most concerned. Prof,
Qoodnow's volume, written in 'lumin
ous style, is an Important contribution
to the literature of political science.
The work undertakes to show, by num-
eious concrete examples, the sphere of
action of municipal corporations, what
Is recognized as local and quasi pri
vatesThe volume cannot fall of large
usefulness both from tho legal and poli
tical points of viow. The court deci
sions cited havo evidently been pre
pared with great care and the theories
advanced aro evidently based upon
sound principles. A citizen who
wishes to study the problom of muni
ipal home rulo and what citizen
should not i can find much of informa
tion in the book. Published by Mac
mlllan tc Co., Chicago. Price, $1.60.
Torch-Bearers of History,
Amelia Hutchison Sterling has pre:
pared in "Torch-Bearers of History,'
tho first volumoof which lias just been
issued in handsome form from the pub
llsblng houso of T, Kelson & Sons
(New York)an admirable series of his
torical sketches. Tho series alms to
givo young readers some idea ot the
way in which the torch of history has
been handed on in Europo from age to
ago and from nation to nation, begin
ning in ancient Greece, and coming
down to modern" Oermany, whore, with
Luther modern history- may bo Bald
US begla With this object Miss Sterl
lnir has selected out of each of tho
great epochs some representative man
or woman whoso life was capable of
forming an interesting story, taking
care to connect the different sketches
as tar as possible, Tho volume gives
well-considered and graphic lives of
Homer, Sophocles, Socrates,, Alexan
der, Regulus, Charlemagne, Rollo,
Dante, Bruce, Luther and other great
To Wash a Piano.
Having boon told repeatedly that
the best way to clean c piano caso was
to wash it with soap and water, I
somehow never qulto mako np my
mind to try it after alL, for it seemed
as though the soapy water must surely
spoil tho brilliant polish, in spite ot
all c TOTancos to tho contrary; But
when our beautiful piano began to
look dnll and milky, and I roaltzed
that the tlmo had come when some
thing must he dono if I would havo it
restored to Its prlstlno splendor, I de
termined to find .ont, if possible all
about Jt, and then tp make the exrCrl-
ineni resoiuieiy u 1 Decaino convinced
that it really was the best way.
Accordingly the first opportunity
which presented itself was taken to ask
the piano tuner nbout it knowing, that
he was sent ont by ono of the oldest
and most reliable firms in tho country.
"Certainly,'' he replied, in a tono
so convincing as to quite banish
doubts. "Just let mo havo n dish of
tepid, soft water, a coko of soap and
three pioccs ot cloan, sleazy canton
When I hod brought the articles do-
Blgnated, he at once proceeded to show
how it was to bo dono.
"Take the first ptoco ot cloth and
Wet it, " ho said, suiting. tho action -to
the word ; "then rub it over the cake
of soap and apply it to tho piano a
small portion of the snrfneo at a time.
Next wet tho second ploce as thor
oughly as possible. With the third
piece dry tho part, rubbing it till It
shines brightly, and do it nil as
quickly as possible, that the soap may
not remain too long upon the polished
I was delighted with tho result, and
no longer felt any hesitation aboutcon-
tinning the work that ho had begun.
If one is very Bnro to get. a thin, cheap
quality of canton flannel, and is care
ful to follow directions as hero given
them, success is certain.
A llttlo vol umo. that ono can read Id
an hot.T has come from the publishing
house of F, H. Revcll Company (Chi
cago). It iB.by Rev. Dr. J, W, Lot,
of St Louis, ono of the foremost min
isters in the Southern Methodist
church and has for subject, and title,
"Henry W. Grady, The JEdltor, The
Orator, The Man. " Dr. Leo has writ
ten with loving hand a charming
sketch.- Jt is wOTth anyono's while to
read.it, for what it says nnd for the
mothod of saying. Cloth, prlco 6Q
Finance and Reform.
Man of Dollar Whlohr' is the
title of a work on the evils ot. money-
worship, which is slightly disguised m
a novel, and published anonymously Dy
Charles tL Kerr as Co., Uliicago.
(Trice, 28 cents). It is a vigorous (Jn
Oictment ot too spirit 01 uie age.
in tfce Tslegraph Srstast ot fee body, ertentoj
' from th bn!n to era? pert el the system, , "
Nerves tti by the blood, sad are, there,
(or, 11X4 It-weak u4 tired It 'the
tlood Is UunJ fale, Impure
Nerves we ittoni end itr-dr, tiiere U na
' ' M-jrslgla, train U .jincWaoeHiiTUn
? blood Is rletumi and pure. .f- ..,
Nervea Sod a true Irtead In HooA't Sarseps-
rUSa; beoadee It Bakes ri eh red blood,
t -rslru mut oavetUe and dtMsUoa.'' "A
Vm ai VIaAjI'B.. Ju 1 tl - - '
From the Detroit Free Press.
JUUH UUUDQ UUI3DI 1 WIMU
landlord ofa prospective tenant, "J
mucn preicr w navo my nouses occu
ptod by chess players. "
"No, I am not a chess" player,- and 1
can't account tor such 'a singular pref
"It is simple enough.
eM Sis' llSSHSJiH 'JZfFtP
1 simple enough. Chess playeri t sivi
seldom, hnd only after great ' TP
By all. means be economical, but
don't. be too economical where health
or life Is concerned. The matter of
a few cents should never 'count be
tween" the old, standard arkPrellaUo
preparations and the new.-obscure,
and tn many cases, almost vorthli
Out of-weakness comes strength
when tho blood has been purified, en
riched and vitalized, the appetite res
tored and tho system built np by
Hood's Fills cure nausea, sick head-
ahe, indigestion, billiousness. All
druggists. 25 cents.
OBACCO HABIT mSBJg
Vr. Matchctte's Indian Tobacco
itrfttu tea urn
Uia Toteca llabii Cure. A fclf kex eelr Sue.ll inr
All drarrhl or bvlnAiL AOBHTe WAMTia.llMJliS
, OKjaaTCUKTJC cu., LBicaxi
Ho Oali There,
From the Detroit Free FreM.-
Tlie hoy was starting ont in the
world' to make a living, and' possibly
a name for himself. His father had
glvon htm some money and a great
deal ot advice. He had a 'situation in
proBpecVjicd as ha Iiad ' never taken
of Cod-Ilver OH and Hypophosphltes
Is as much the standard for all con
dltlons of wasting In children and
adults where the lungs are weak or
affected, as quinine Is the standard for
malarial fevers. When you go to a
store to get Scott's Emulsion, don't
be fooled Into taking something else
they say " Is Just as good.". , 7 isn't.
Scott's Emulsion has gained Its-reputation
by Its superior merit, and noth
ing of Itskind has over equalled It
Your doctor will tell you that"
All droxgteu eell Scett'j Emuliloa,
Two lUee- i cents ead $unx
From the Washington Btsr.
"'I went ro eonirreas. veRlenlaV .
said Maud'.to-.Mamle. It was very Ytl'
interesting and instructive.
"What were they debating abontl"
"It must hare been the tariff. Yes, JjA.
I'm sure It was their tariff nnd some-'L
thing about cigarettes. Anyhow, It, " f
was aomeimng aoont ireo cnoeDS."
And Mamie looked at her admiringly f i& '
"Honestly. Maud, yon are getingiqteg
no a regular encyciopoiija " iWWMSr
M mi-A nnd tiui rnfir rilil atmI wnll.rplArl ,ltti'
the child, softens the gums, allays-all SSS?fS$j
ipaln. cure win(l collb oi'id U'tho m fsi
remedy tor diarrhoox
cents a bottle.
kindly to farm work, it, looked
good opportunity ,for him.
xnur a.one ining 1 wonter say icr
ye," the old roan said as he handed, the
youngster his luggage-, out 'of tho
spring wagon jA the' station, "an I
want yor to.tmderstan' thet I asylt In
all kindness. Ye're goln' away 'from
MYes; dad." ,
"An' at tho same time ye'ro goln'
ter moye inter .tljs neighborhood 'V
tho vflckod whnr yer foot'a liable ter
slip any mlnnte," f
"Wali ,whut J. wanter, say Is'jesV
this 1 Home' goln" .ter" stay, .rlgbt
whur ve kin' alius, turn to It I3ut
times hez boen iiighty hard lately, ah'
this farm never won't no' groat shakes
tin- how;"- ' " ' jt Ji-
I know1 it,. dad.. , ''
So ye "might, weli. -nnderstan'
thet ef y com back v'canao Va Wnte
see the tolks ag'ljv'ye'U Wytrffiitf
aU, ye'fe powiollkely teri got dls-,
Th Ploteiriat Your1 , bumpi of
aatt-'estaMa" U "corwoualy IwalopediM
6thor'dav mrrwlfe 'assima dowa town
Lwitk'i rlaea l"al;Wfaacayi4l4
Ti.i.i V JUJV'li'tAiMaaiaarI avaa.U Wk'
Wbcn booun VtaLA tkmg to Castorto.,
( - : : f, ? 'Mm
Hall's Hair Renower cures dandruRrK)
and scalp affection; alao all eaeaofS
baldness .wneraythe.glaniU which tWW
thn nxiti of the-tuilr are not closed nDCl-jfM
. . --' - -Us
. Btf lit tlmelv iu .Vs.'. .",'
To"wiEtK)i-rl have an abaoftA
reroea f or oonsumptwo. .
thousands of ItcotiMi cues
permanently 'cured. So proof-poaitl if
of. ttrpowsr that I eonskkr.H my duty
und two Mitt frii tathoaa of .yoxr raadi
uhn tiwa f.mliiniiaHiial TftsVf turMMklaa Aa
Lung Trouble,'! rWrWW .wrRa' ma th m
express ana posrance soaresse mreiy, ,
it on u DnnVo -Ht uu a af
Wft J ,QCtV;DWnVJ,-olw apaelsr Ht