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White Lead the best
rutin Parn. :u
outlast all other oaints CIV fi
handsomer finish, better protection to
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If Barytes and other adulterants of
white lead are "just as eood" as
Strictly Pure White Lead, why are all
ihe adulterated white leads always
branded Pure, or
This Barytes is a heavy white powder
(eround stone), having ths appearance
of white lead, worthless as a paint,
costing only about a cent a pound, and
is only used to cheapen the mixture.
What shoddy is to cloth, Barytes is
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"Southern" "Red Seal"
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I mrm TTiTvr, :
THE HAPPY FACULTY OF LOOKING
vn i ml BEST SIDE OF LIFE.
loo Many People Allow Themselves to lie
ened Down by the Daily Care, of
Uf That Mast Be Met and Fall to See
the Pleasant Things Jiear By.
Evervthinflr has ..
. and sooner or later some one will be
able to see it. It is a happy fortune to
be able easily to see what is good, though
l do not believe in shutting our eyes to
the vil. I have a friend who never sees
the evil until it overwhelms her. She
considers all things to be well enough at
least and so has no foresight to ward off
disaster. This is certainly a curious dis
posivion and not a good one for those
w no nave the care of families. What I
do mean is that it is a capital thing to
see the good that really is in all things.
1 1 aid to my neighbor, who is deaf in
ong ear, "It is a pity, my dear; is there
oo remedy?" I don't think the i"
ahe said, "but then there is a great bless
ing in it, ior i nave learned to sleep with
my .rood ear tt the pillow, and so no noise
can disturb me." It was a curious illus
tration of how ono may use a depriva
tion and make it a real advantage. It is
a great art to find out all the good there
is in life. Emerson says, "Do not dilate
on your private wrongs and personal
ills." But no one ever becomes tedious
by dilating on her privileges and jovs.
The longer I live the more I find that
most of our troubles ore imaginary.
There are half a dozen things wo have
to learn, and many never do learn them.
On ? of these is that we have will power
to t ontrol a vast deal that wo sit down
underneath. Life has no blessing great
er 1 han its antagonisms. Differ as we
may from professional faith curists,
they have a great truth in store, and I
wii.hthey may have vast influence in
reconstructing sentiment. There is no
iieed of leing an extremist in belief, yet
it is a fact that we have cultivated a
kii.d of moral cowardice about our dis
eases. I believe they are riht that we
aro vastly more powerful than we have
supposed ourselves to be.
3ut I am a broader believe than they,
for I am confident we cannot only cry
"down and out' to half our physical
ails, but to a largo proportion of our
troubles and what we call our bothers.
And that is just the meaning of life it
is a series of defeats t r of victories over
small affairs. The habit of making
m ich of petty evils indicates defeat.
Many a woman i.s thoroughly whipped
by her ordinary household duties, as
m tny a man is whipped out by weeds
and thistles. She never can face a dav
with a smile and a strong will. She
d es her duty as a task and never as a
jcy. This hefts onr duties down; the
opposite way lightens them.
Life everywhere has a better siil" to it
than we are always willing to confess or
a" de often to see. Our choicest gifts and
blessings lie just the other side of our
s-iddest moments. It seems like moun
ts dn climbing to get a view of a sunrise.
but we are willing to toil hard to get to
tie mountain top. It pays not only at
t rie top, but all the way up. I have a
delicious fern bordered glen that every
summer I visit and do not mind the
1 ushes that tear nor the extremely hard
climbing to get in and to get out. Ah!
the lovely brook at the bottom, and the
Ibbly island in that brook, and the old
laoss covered beech logs, and the banks
( f "creeping hemlock." It pays. Every
ttep pays. I come back full of rest, not
of weariness, of joys that sparkle and
run like the brook itself. Last summer
I took with me an enthusiastic lover of
nature into my pet ravine, and she being
a good scientist found in an hour's search
rive sorts of salamanders.
If we live widely and think nobly and
study what the world is, we find that
-he cheapest and roughest conceals grand
facts that make character and joy for us.
The world is a ready spread feast for our
senses and intellect. But there are races
that will not eat eggs, and there are
others that will not use milk. So there
is a possibility of not seeing the best
things about us and hearing the finest
harmonies. The best question one can
ask of herself is: Are you getting the
best of the world about you? I have
heard the narrowest kind of men preach
ing on the parable of the prodigal son,
not knowing that they were themselves
feeding on husks the poorest husks of
thought and manhood.
I suppose, in fact, there is a good side
to everything, only I am not able to see
it on the occasion. The licst effect of
studying history is to teach us to look
back at events some time after their oc
currence, when we are almost surelr
' struck by the real advantage that comes
i out of what at the time seemed totally
evil. There i.s no qustion but that Amer
ican character has been made stronger
by the great fight with and victory over
slavery. There is just as much good ac
cumulating from the fact that intemper
ance is sohard an evil to eradicate. Har
riet Martineau says, "The greatest ad
vantage of long life at least to those
who know how and wherefore to live
is the opportunity which it gives of see
ing moral experiments worked out, of
being present at the fruiting of social
causes and of thus gaining a kind of
wisdom which in ordinary cases seems
reserved for a future life." This is fairly
what any one may reap from life, that
apparent evil is or may be made to be
come good. Mary E. Spencer in St.
Kiucty-two Years In a Workhouse.
The death has been recited to the
Bheppey board of guardians of Eliza
Humphries, who has been an inmate of
Bheppey Union workhouse, Sheerness,
for 02 years. The decea,sed was born in
the establishment and remained charge
able until her death, a somewhat weak
intellect debarring her from earning
her own living. She was affectionately
known as the "mother" of thehouse.
Frequently she would ask the visiting
guardians whether her long residence
had not entitled her to a pension. Exchange.
THE AKGUS. FRIDAY' A TT.TTft-r i ivim
I WHY THE INTERVIEWER fc-XIRTS. ! . "
A Few Reasons to Account for the Popu
larity of One Form of Journalism.
Why do persons of notoriety admit
the domestic interviewer? Probably a
number of reasons may be assigned.
The most respectable is indolent good
nature; it is easier to say "yes" than
"no;" to have the tiles in your fireplace
described as "Persian," and, at the same
time, as the work of an Englishman,
than to keep your drawing room for
your acquaintances. This is the fairest
plea for permitting your person and
furniture to be exhibited to the subur
ban citizen who, honest man, prob
ably never heard of you and cares very
little about you.
Again the patient may really like be
ing talked about in public may enjoy
the idea of permitting all the world to
know, as Mr. Allen says, "curious little
details which might be left to your con
science, your cook and the commission
ers of inland revenue." It is an odd
taste, but it is possible that "the animals
enjoy it." The interviewed may pre
tend to complain, but may really re
joice. The public does not mind it, the
patient is pleased, the interviewer earns
his fee in the way be has been inspired
All this may be adiuitted, but the plea
of necessity cannot be admitted. Again,
probably many of the patients think an
"interview" a good advertisement. They
are brought before the public notice;
therefore the public will read their books
or buy their pictures. This is a sad mis
take, The public which reads interviews
knows nothing a'oout the interviewed
author and his works, cares nothing
about them nor about anything of the
sort. "Here is gossip about somebody
whose name I have seen in the papers,"
says the reader, so lie reads the gossip,
but there his interest ends.
The theory of advertisement, of profit
to accrue from a little more of personal
notoriety, is a blunder. The public of
this kind cares to know that an author
squints, weighs 12 stone 10 or has a
broken nose, or uses a thick handled
pen; but as to what he writes with that
pen this kind of public is serenely in
different. Where, then, is the necessity
for admitting the interviewer? Neces
sity there is none, but indolence, vanity,
love of notoriety, are likely to keep the
author of 'rterviews in full employ,
Mr. Elithwayt has added to his vol
ume a defense of his art, in which he
says practically that "Zenophon" in
terviewed "Socrates." An author who
talks of "Zenophon" falls a little short
of the universal knowledge which it
seems is necessary for the ideal inter
viewer, London Saturday Review.
Gibraltar and Spain.
It may be objected that, although Gib
raltar might be useless t ;:s as against
Spain, it would still, in wariitue, bo use
ful to us as against p.xiy cJl:. r power. It
certainly might be useful to a very mod
ified extent. It is never ih-.-Ur-s a matter
of notoriety that Spain ardently desires
to regain possession of the fortress, and
it is scarcely conceivable that, unless we
were actually fighting for the protection
of Spanish interests, Spain would remain
rigidly neutral while anoth r power was
attempting to exjiel us from the rock.
In order to secure the more or b-ss ac
tive co-operation of Spain the other pow
er would merely have to give some se
cret pledge that, having once gained
possession of Gibraltar, she would hand
it over without charge to its ancient
owners. France, there is no doubt,
would, with things standing as they da
at present, be very glad to see Spain
take our place there, and though Italy
might not like it she would not spend a
single centesimo to prevent it. Fort
Man and Wolf Surprised.
A hunter and a wolf had an interesting
mutual surprise party to themselves in
the hills near Helena a few days ago,
The hunter, arrayed in a heavy wolfskin
overcoat, fur 6ide outward, was exam
ining some traps set the previous night.
He was stooping over one, rearranging
the bait, when there was a fierce growL
and a heavy weight fell suddenly on his
back, so that he barely missed being
caught in his own trap. He managed to
shake himself free, and recovering his
feet found facing him a full grown buf
falo wolf. The wolf seemed quite as
much surprised as the hunter, and they
looked at each other some seconds be
fore the fight, which ended in the death
of the wolf, legan. The brute evidently
was fooled by the coat and the hunter'6
stooping position and mistook him for
another wolf .Big Horn County Rustler.
Curious Mode of Catching Turtles.
A curious mode of catching turtles .j
practiced in the West Indies. It consibts
in attaching a ring and a line to the tail
of a species of sucker fish known as the
remora. The live fish is then thrown
overboard and immediately makes for
the first turtle he can spy, to which ho
attaches himself very firmly by means of
a sucking apparatus arranged at the top
of his head. Once attached to the tur
tle, so firm is his grip that the fisherman
cn drawing the line brings home both
turtle and the sucker. Exchange.
A Creature From the Fire.
Aristotle bebeved that some creatures
were capable of supporting life even
though confined to the devouring ele
ment. He 6ays: "In Cyprus, when the
manufacturers of chalcitis (lime) burn
it many days in the fire, a winged crea
ture something larger than a great fly is
seen emerging from the Etone and leap
ing and walking about in the fire. Theso
creatures perish immediately upon being
removed from the furnace.' St. Louis
Good Authority for "ISougliten."
"Boughten" has the authority of aee,
example and well-considered use by Cole
ridge, Southey and others. Still more
weighty authority is found in a story told
to us by Roscoe Conkling, who was pres
ent at a fashionable hotel in Pluladel
phia thirty years ago, when a lady asked
for tea. The reply was, "Will you have
sassafras tea or boughten tea?" New
X orK bun.
The appearance of those cheap imita- !
tions oi t.-ie genus swell upon the fashion--able
thoroughfare ou promenade is add
ing offensiveness to that which had al
ready aroused regret.
. These overdone parsonages were wear
ing trousers too long and going without
topcoats during the cold weather. Others
wore abnormal overcoats reaching almost
to their ankles. Sonu- of them wear rus
set shoes, giving rise to the suspicion
that they have escaied from Boston. But
all have a penchant for over large 511
made boutonnieres and those dreadful
low crowned, cone shaped, extra wide
brimmed derby hats that are a sight to
They are the greatest set of guys ever
let hose for tho edification of an en
lightened public. Where do they come
from? They are like unto the English
Johnnies that come over with the Gaiety
6kirt dancers the first of their kind
and perhaps they will disappear just as
did their English prototypes Clothier
A Glut of Mummies.
The latest news from the Egyptian mu
seum at Gheczih is ''.i;;t there is such a
glut of mummilied humanity there, ow
ing to the quantities of priests of Am
nion discovered awhile ago in npjier
Egypt, that the Egyptian government
has proposed to the museums of London,
Pari., Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersburg and
Rome to take them off its hands. They
are to be divided into lots, which are to
le drawn for by the accepting parties.
But at present one and all are somewhat
reluctant to tako them. So there is still
a chanco that the poor priests may fol
low in the wake of the sacred cats, whose
mummified remains were shipped to Liv
erpool as a fertilizer for tho fields. Lon
Riihk1us Best Friends.
It is a curious fact that Russia's only
friends among the great powers of the
world are republics the two republics
of France and the United States. Tho
czar is not much of an admirer of the
German and Austrian kaisers, or the
Italian kingor the Turkish sultan, or the
British sovereign, but he is on the best
of terms with Xr. Cleveland and M. Car
not and is a practical t'riend of their re
spective countries, each of which sails
under a tricolor! Hag. New York Sun.
Chicago a City of Deadhead.
Among ether big things the Chicago
exhibition may certainly boast "the
largest free list in tho world." On Sun
day there were W.OUO paying visitors,
but the free admi? ions increased the to
tal to 125,01.(1. Chicago calls itself a
"live" city. It miht fairly be called
the city of tho "deadhead." London
A Ptilcs pher's fpiri n.
Voliaire fa'd lo a beautiful youns; ld wi'h
aliom b' was dlrtir.g, '"Yoiir riva's sre the per
fection of art; you ara 1lie perfect on of nature "
This could tot have been fH if the young lady
was suffering f om disease and iaio had Kft its
tignsonthe fe tures. Women who want to keep
beantif ol, and lie tho 'perfection of i.aturc.
should use "Kavor te Prescription ' to assist
nature when needed, to cornet irreiitiUiitief, aid
circulation anf1 digestion, tnl thereby Kar np
the skin, rendirir e it sft urd beautiful. Dr.
fierce".- Favorite Pre cr p ion is the only medi
cine for woman'f peculiar illt, sold thiouph drag-
gist, and g laranteed to give srl faction In every
cape, or money refunded.
is and will ever be tho
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" Castoria is the best remedy for children of
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far distant when mother will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the variousquack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
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