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MUSIC AND ART.
Tbx composer Mascagnt U writing
fits autobiography for an Italian newt
paper. A xoted pianist says that the sound
of the Instrument Is marred If the
piano Is left close to the mlL It should
be at least three inches from the vralL
Sin Frederick Lrtoirro.i't "A Com
lag Storm." which was exhibited at tho
Chicago fa!?, has been sold in London
for IS,(H5; his "Greek Girls Playing at
Hall" brought 13,073: J. F. Millet's
"Winter," a woman carrying fagots,
was .Jd for $3,77.; Troyon's "nay
Cart with Horses" for (4,200, and three
Corots averaged !'J,3$0 apiece.
Tut writer of the famous song "111
Take You Itaclc Again, Kathleen."
Thomas 1. Westendorf, was recently
appointed superintendent of the state
reform school at Chchalis. Wash.
Like many writers of such famous
heart-songs, he is not a professional
song writer, and, though he has written
a number of others, this is the only one
that has lived long.
Mb. IlExrtr Poktscii's collection of
'old roasters" is said to hare cost him
half u million dollars. He had them
renovated, and some of the pictures by
painters of the second rank were pen
nine, so that when sold at auction in
London they brought in twenty thou
sand dollars. Yet it contained every
celebrated name from Lucas Cranach
to Holbein, Titian and Leonardo da
XcnnssKA's apple crop this year is
the largest ever raised la "he state.
Timer township In Muskegon coun
ty, Mich., have more than 1,000 acres
set to peppermint.
A rLAXTEn in Alphorctta, Ga., raises
red cotton. Every stalk is a deep red,
as arc also the leaf, boll and bloom.
The seed for this crop came originally
from a freak stalk of red cotton discov
ered in Florida seven rears ago.
Dn. Hnowx, the Presbyterian minis
ter at Tarkio, Ma, raised 131 quarts ol
strawberries this spring from a patch
of ground twenty feet square. At ten
cents a quart an acre equally produc
tive would yield 11,500.
A 1,000-. cite cabbage patch In Gallon
township, Ilcrricn count, attracts tho
attention of Michigan Central passen
gers as they pass it. The land, which,
five years ago was a worthless marsh,
can hardly be bought now at any price.
SO ME MISSING LI N K S.
Mn. axd Mns. Noise are Jasper
county (Mo. musicians.
A Mixxebota man has sued n birber
for llvn hundred dollars damages foi
ruining his bcurd.
Tuc total cordage required for n
first-rate man-of-war weighs uboul
eighty tons, and exceeds fifteen thou
sand dollars in value.
Ko thee has yet been measured
which was taller than the great
eucalyptus In Glpsland, Australia,
which proved to bo four hundred and
fifty feet high.
Weak and Weary
Becauso of a depleted condition of th(
blood. Tiio reined Is to bo found Ir
purified, enriched and vitalized blood
which will bo given by Hood's tiarsapa
rllln, tho great blood purifier. It wll
tono tho stomach, crcato an appctlto aa(
giro reucwed strength, Remember
Is tho only truo blood purifier prominent
ly In tho public cyo to-day, 1 ; six for i
Hnml'c Dillc euro habitual contlpa
liUUU S f lllb ,on. j'rlco a cents.
. Beecham's pills aro Tor bilious
ness, bilious headache, dyspepsia,
heartburn, torpid liver, dizziness,
sick headache, bad taste in the
mouth, coated tongue, loss of
appetite, sallow skin, etc., when
caused by constipation ; and con
stipation is the most frequent
cause of all of them.
Go by the book. Pills ioc and 25c a
box. Book TREE at your druggist's ot
write B. F. Allen Co-, 365 Canal Street,
Annual sales more than 6.000.000 boxes. , ,
IJV"? The materials for thb
l"- vcni-lt nrn Pnrlf-f.ll T am
500 and Honitou brnid;
these arc applied to fine
bleached linen in simple
but pretty designs, which
give the work popularity.
' 'Florence Horn e Needlework'
for jSq5. which is now rcadv.
explains the subject fullv. The
other subjects arc Mosaic IJtnbroulcry
(new designs), Crochet and Correct
Colors for Flowers, embroidered with
Corticclli Wash Silk.
pnd Scents, mentioning rear, and we will man
70a tt fcocfc ; 86 infe. C4 Illustrations.
NOHOTUCK SILK CO., FLORENCE, MASS.
EWiSf 98 LYE
L POWDERED AND PEETOHED,
The ttrongit and purttt I.ye
made. Cnllke other I.ye, It being
a nuepovrucraud paiKcuiiiui-an
with removable lid. tbe ruuteuts
are always rrK'v for use. Will
inaku tbo but perfumed Hurd
roapin si rmnatrs tctinoui oou
ing. II la tlie l)tt for ck-anhlQtf
wasla pipes, disinfecting sinks
cloiets. washing bottles, paints.
irres.cic 1 1.1.1s. -ti.i ji-r 11 iu
'ica,.tcli, 1-IIII.A., lu.
DRUG STORE CHICAGO
FflR Q1B F OR MIGHT TRADE FOR
run ohlc good farm.
BTOHE IU IV UOUU LOCATION,
HAS FAVORABLE LEASE. AND TRADE CAN BE
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drmaadt all hl time SoiallratS rrnl l1hirwo4
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iaM tn llmal feald ItT ATUMXiMt. LB
THE VANISHED VOICE.
There stool tree beside hU boraooiV door
That ta-fl the. vest, sua often. )att before
Toe rundown, seemed transfigured with the
This EocJeJ In, and Veen upoa his stent
Harced Imsjres ot Ssme. and from tbe tree
Fluted a nine let- bird so roldea!r
He teemed part ot the sanaei and the sky.
The listener hs littered for that err
Of lOTe sad lonelrut mu- a we-rr time
And heard It netert nor can mortal rhyme
Krtcorapats halt lu aweetneia Could the
The homelr homestead, and the subtle grate
Of roulh return, the mafic moments when
The -ntrinc daj shows beaten to mortal
Thouch trassleatlr, perchance the chantlnc
Would be there ico, perchance hit voice were
The listener listens vatnlr. Sonc Is rife
Still In tbe world, still lore Illumines life.
Hat he would rlre tho all of after Tears.
Its triumph!, wisdoms and rercalln-- tears.
To list that little bird soul from lu nest
Leap Into lyric rapture, sink to rest.
Youth In the air. and sunset In the west.
It If hard Barton. In Harper's Magailns,
.RECALL OF FLATHERS.
11V CIIAKLUS Dl'IILi:V It 1H) It 13.
T the little array
post iu Arizona
all was .excite
ment. A telegram
had just been re
ceived from de
partment h end
quarters that the
Inspector general. Col. Hullng, would
visit the post forthwith, arriving. In
fact, on the, afternoon train the follow
ing day. Ho was known to be n mar
tinet of the severest type not only
thoroughly conversant with all the
little technicalities of the tactics, but,
what, was still worse. Insisting on the
minutest requirements of the "blue
book." With on eye like n hawk,
nothing escaped him; and he never
hesitated from either courtesy or dif
fidence to call attention to any Irregu
larities that he might happen upon.
His visit at this time was totally un
expected, as It was not the season when
he usually started out on a trip of this
character; but with Col. Muling it was
the unexpected that happened. Al
though the post In general was In very
good condition, the olllccrs, knowing
his peculiarities as they did, took ad
vantage of the short time Intervening
to correct any little shortcomings to
which" the Inspector might take excep
tion. Troop commanders repaired to
their barracks and stables to sec that
everything was according to regula
tions; down at. the corral tho quarter
master was v flying about, putting on
inviting look on things in general;
while the post commander, Ci.pt. Hlv
crton. rode, hither and thither, n fa
tigue party uudcr the plebc lieutenant
doing such policing to the post as he
considered necessary. Such was the
stnrtltng effect of the Inspector's tel
egram. Th expected train arrived the fol
lowing day In due time, bringing with
It the dreaded Inspector, who was Im
mediately driven to Capt, Klverton's
quarters, where hu was to bo enter
tained. To the little knot of ofllcers In
tho trnder's store, who watched him
alight from the ntnbulancc and disap
pear In the house, ho seemed to war-
rnnl tho reputation given him by the
world. Nor were their feelings re
lieved, five minutes later, by an ex
clamation of tho plebo lieutenant,
who, with bulging eyes, was staring
out of the window:
"Great gitnsl he's beginning his In
Sure enough, tho inspector emerged,
booted and spurred; an orderly brought
the postcommander's two horses nround
Jo tho door: and, nlthough only tin
hour nnd a half of daylight remuincd,
tho colonel nml the captain rode oft to
gether to mako n critical Inspection of
the general comlit'.ou of the post
Two hours later they returned,
tired, their bootsand clothing splashed
with mud, nnd, It goes without saying,
very hungry. To both of them the
wnrm and comfortable quarters seemed
very inviting. In the colonel's bed
room n cheerful flro was burning,
while nenr at hand hu found hot water
.and slippers awaiting htm. A few min
utes later tho two ofllcers for Capt.
Klverton's family was In tho enst sat
down to an appctUcg supper. And for
all these creature comforts Flathers
l'rlvate Flathers was Capt, Klverton's
cook. Hu had once been cook at one of
the well-known New York cafes, but
by a strange chain of circumstances
had drifted Into the army, und had ul
timately been assigned to tho regi
ment In Arizona. For a long time he
had hidden his talents under a bushel,
preferring to do straight soldier's duty;
"KKroitT TO YOl'll FlItST SlUtOKAXT KOK
1HTY AT OXCK, 'fill!"
but at last ho became known, nnd, for
a consideration which made a hand
onie addition to his pay, wits Induced
to uct as Capt. Kiverton's chef, lu
that western country good cooks wcro
wortft their weight In gold, U wus
next to impovsible to retnln a'fetnalo
cook. Ereu though brqught out fro'u
tho east at considerable expense they
becaineinatrhnonially inclined after a
few weeks stay, and were married,
generally surreptitiously, with provok
ing regularity. With this frontier course
of true love ueithcr age nor homeli
ness cut any figure ut all; anything
femlniue was to be wooed and won.
.No wonder, then, that the captain
congratulated himself on the acquisi
tion of Flathers, who, besides acting
as cook, made himself iu other ways
invaluable ubout the house. Hut, bo
It added as an important codicil to all
that has been said of Flathers, an Irou
army regulation forbade tho employ
ment of the soldier In any so-called
menial capacity, and, no matter how
gladly Flathers undertook his extra
4 J ''hi w
duties, and however Impossible it was
to secure a civilian substitute, It was
nevertheless contrary to orders.
Itut to return to the supper. Flath
ers had excelled himself In its prepar
ation The post and icinlty had been
ransacked for luxuries; the menu,
which closed with a glorious plum-pudding,
was made especially tempting.
The colonel, judging from the zest
with which he attacked the good
things, seemed thoroughly to enjoy
himself. Hut the post commander,
who on this occasion was more than
ordinarily observant, could see that
the colonel would ever and anon
glance keenly at FlntherV blue un'
form from the corners of his eyes.
Supper finished the two ofllcers lin
gered over their cigars in the best of
spirits. Hut ns the conversation
dragged a little, the colonel seemed to
have something on his mind.
"Hy the way, captain, you have an
excellent cook an excellent cook,
Vcs, I consider myself extremely
fortunate, colonel, in securing such a
man, replied the captain, with a
tinge of cmliarrasmcnt.
"Ahem. Yes, yes. However, I ob
serve, captain, that your cook wears
the national uniform. He cannot, of
course, be one of our soldiers," con
tinued the inspector.
"He is a soldier from my troop,
colonel; but with cooks as scarce as
they have been about here I could
hardly do otherwise than utilize him."
"What!. Is It possible? A soldier
employed In this menial capacity, con
trary to the army regulations? This
will never da He kind enough, cap
tain, to send for your man." And then,
turning to Flathers, who had just en
tered the room, the colonel said, stern
ly: "Itcport to your lirst sergeant for
duty at once, sir."
An amused look came over the post
commander's face, but he said nothing,
and took the inspector's order as a
'WKI.I., CAITA1.V, HOW AIIOUT ItltCAK-
matter of course. The remainder of
the evening passed pleasantly enough,
a number of the ofllcers of the post
calling to pay their respects to the
visitor; and when the captain nnd tho
colonel parted nt bedtime, they were
apparently on the best of terms.
The next morning the colonel nwoke
Inter than he hud Intended His bed
room was as cold as Greenland, nnd as
ho tissccl the covers nside with a
shiver, his muddy boots nnd clothing
met his e3'c. Hut as he hurriedly
donned his uniform, another unpleas
ant surprise awaited him; when about
to perform his ablutions, he found, to
his disgust, that there was ice nn Inch
thick in his pitcher. However, with
thoughts of a arm fire and a hot break
fust awnltlng him below, ho finally
finished dils dressing and descended
to the library. Not u soul wns to be
seen, nnd the house was as cold ns the
bedroom he had just left. Not a fire,
notn sign of breakfast was visible, as
the colonel, his hands iu his pockets
far warmth. sauutcrcl from room to
llefore long the front door opened,
and Capt. Uiverton entered, clnd iu
overcoat, fur cap, and gloves Xothing
could be more hearty than his greet
ing to his superior us he aiked him
how he had rested, nnd, courteously
inviting him to be seated, handed him
the paper, just arrived iu the morn
ing's mall. The colonel, with a gleam
of hope, compiled, nnd the captain,
without removing overcoat and gloves, ,
same into tin easy-ciinir ami casually
picked up a magazine. As his guest
did not Fcsm particularly interested in
the papor. tno post commander laid
the magazine down nnd strove to be
agreeable: but to the guest It seemed
ns though his host talked nbout every
thing in the world except the subjects
which were uppermost in his mind, his
eold and hunger.
Finally the colonel could stand it no
longci. He was chilled to the bone,
and ns ravenous as a bear.
"Well, captain, how ubout break
fast?'' he began, mildly.
"lireukfast?'' answered the post com
mander, ubseut-miudedly, as if the
thing had just occurred to him. "Oh,
1 had mine nt the trader's hours ago.
Not very elaborate crackers and sar
dines; but then, you know, wo soldiers
should nut complain."
The colonel mused in gloomy si
"What's tho matter with n fire this
morning, anyhow?" he dually usked.
"Well," replied the captain, cheer
fully, "1 hardly had time to build tho
llrcs myself this morning; but, I de
clare, the exercise of walking in the
open ttir hits quite warmed me up."
And he slowly removed his gloves.
Agtiin tho inspector relapsed into
gloomy silence. Then, with u start,
he jumped up impulsively nnd gazed
out of the window ut the bleak land
scape. Finally he turned alout.
"I say, captain, don't you think, un
der the- ciroumstnnces, you hud better
recall Private KluthersT"
"Hut, colqnoj, tho regulations"
"Oh, hang the regulations'." the
colonel ripped out.
And Fluthers was recalled. f.lppln
Cl Itisr Him u I'oliitrr.
He was a lively lelloty nnd fond of
her, but'it didn!t occur to him that a
girl expected something else besides
going to places and having fun iill the
"Anything on hand this evening?"
he asked, coming breezily in. for tho
sixth time that week.
"Well, no," she replied, hesitatingly,
as she looked down at her empty fin
gers. Detroit Free Tress.
Kven in his old age, Drjrden often
alluded to his mother in terms of the
tenderest affection. Once he said: "I
have not wept in these forty years, but
now my mother comes afresh lnt my
FARM AND GARDEN.
TIMELY BEE NOTES.
Tint apiary should bekeptclean, neat
and tidy' clear of high grass, weeds
and rubbish. :
Dampness in hives is the most damag
ing thing to bees during the winter
that can befall them.
A fi'rncicsT number of drones is
necessary, but an overproduction of
them should always be prevented.
Natural swarming Is not to be com
pared with artificial swarming, or di
viding up. In securing numbers, If the
proper plan is followed.
TiiEiir. is nothing gained on either
side by robbing. It Is an Injury not
only to the colony robbed, but also to
the one doing the robbery.
Divmtxo may be continued In safety
as long ns the honey flow lasts, and If
afterwards we desire mare Increase, it
may readily be f-ccurcd by feeding.
O.vr. of the first steps Is to give nn
abundance of room for storing honey.
This will arrest the first cause of
swarming to a considerable extent.
If it Is necessary to cover the hands
In handling bees, use thin rubber
gloves. The sting of the bee cannot
penetrate this, while it is not cumber
some. A I.I. surplus boxes should be ar
ranged so that they can be inspected
dally and removed as soon as they are
completed, occupying the space with
empty ones, nnd lu this way giving
plenty of room nt all times.
Much greater success Is obtained in
securing straight combs by the use of
foundations, either by using full sheets
or starters of the same. Hut by proper
management success can be secured to
some extent, without cither.
A coloxv selected for queens should
not be the one In which drones are
produced, ns this will bring them too
near akin, which should always be
avoided. We should infuse new blood
in the apiary every year or two.
Kjiptv combs .Ire valuable. They de
serve the best of care, ana can be made
to last several years, doing good serv
ice six months out of the year. Combs
that are new and bright are not near
ly so liable to become Infected with
worms as those of a dark color.
Is managing surplus boxes, use but
one tier nt a time, and nftcr they are
about half full of comb add another,
but never put in on top of the one be
ing filled. Haisc the full one out and
place the empty one under It. In this
wny the bees will occupy the whole
double tier at once.
Caiik must be taken to remove all
section boxes as soon as they are com
pleted nnd add empty ones, always
keeping the ones nearest full In the
the upper tier. If the colony becomes
so strong that two tiers of boxes will
not accommodate them, add a third, or
as many ns will give the bees wofjclrj
room. St. Louts Republic
TROUGH FOR POULTRY.
Deslcrs Which Srcure Cleanliness ami
Keep the lllrda Healthy.
Soft poultry food thrown on the
ground or on a board Is quickly
trampled and befouled so that It is un
fit to eat. Placing it in a shallow pan
or trough helps the matter little. If
nny. The best way of feeding is to
use covered pans or troughs which per
mit poultry to obtain food nnd ut the
same time keep them out of It with
KIO. 1. THOUGH FOK SMALL CHICKS.
their feet. For small chicks, a double
trough is made of tin as shown in
Fig. 1. It is IS inches long and 4
inches wide, each half being S Inches
wide nnd l?f inches deep, with square
ends soldered on. Tin is best as it i
easily washed nnd kept clean. This
trough Is set inside of the box, seen iu
Fig. 2, the same In width und length,
inside, and 8 inches high. It has a
hinged cover fastened down with a
hook and handle to lift by. Kach side
is open nnd fitted with wire bars placed
" inches apart, each end of these wires
no. 2. iiox roit Titouoiis.
being bent nt right angles, driven
through the strips of wood and
clinched. The food is placed in the
trough by raising the cover of the Ikix.
A tight cover is necessary to protect
the food from their droppings when
they jump on the box and make a roost
of it, which they are certain to do.
Feed nt one time only what will be
eaten clean und keep tho trough well
washed out. Nothing is more produc
tiveof mouth, throatnnd bowel diseases
iu chicks than sou led and musty food
or a filthy feed trough. Farm nnd
l'rullt from nn Arro of llin.
It Is a progressive farmer who can
succeed In maklug one acre support a
cow, nnd he is then perfectly satisfied
with a profit of S30 from her. If an
acre of land can be made to yield any
kind of crop that will pay a profit of
850. the success attending such a result
will be considered worthy of notice.
Profit means, of course, all that por
tion of the gross recepts which remains
after the full expenses arc paid, und a
profit of SiO an acre Is very large. It
is easy to figure (on paper! tho possi
bilities of an acre of land, but there
are facts abundant to demonstrate that
850 Is hut a small sum to derive from
one acre of land devoted to poultry.
It Is rare to find a case where a large
fioek of poultry has teen, given the
space of one acre that the hens did
not pay well, although due credit Is
not always allowed for the "home"
market, which calls for poultry and
eggs, accounts not being kept with the
family table. Farm and Fireside.
Hulk KasentUl to ingestion.
No animal will thrive if fed entirely
on concentrated food. A certain
amount of bulk is etsentlal to proper
digestion. This is the real value of
fodder. Hut too much bulk Is as in
jurious as too little. Quality and quan
tity must both be provided for-lf ani
mals are to retain their health aid
give the best returns.
BROOK TROUT CULTURE.
A rontl for This Purpose- Should He Con
tmcled nn Ktery Farm.
The culture of brook trout, even on"
a small scale, is a source ot continual
delight, and with pure running water
at hand anyone v ho has :are fully ob
served the habits and requirements ot
trout In their native brooks can suc
cessfully raise them. If a stream
crosses the farm the pond should not
be made directly In line with the
course or bed of It, or freshets may
wash Its embankments away. At least
every hard ram will roll the pond, de
positing mud to the detriment of the
finny prisoners. If a stream Is to sup
ply the water make the pond nt one
side of it, but never on a flat that may
be overflowed. The best method Is to
delve the reservoir out of the side of
some slope risiug from the stream, and
then carry the water to It by an open
feeder, high enough up In Its source to
permit of a gentle, easy flow, as seen
in the accompanying sketch. The
feeder may be a deep, narrow ditch
with sod banks, and protected at both
Its ingress and egress by finely woven
wire screens. The pond itself need
not be more than four or five feet deep
In the center, sloping to a shallow
edge at the circumference. Ilrcak up
-" M W M I ' - - " ai 9 "Vrf
CIIOSS SECTION OF THOUT POXP.
the ground with n plow, and then use
a common road scraper In moving the
earth to the lowest side. Repeating
this operation, n circular or oblong ex
cavation is mndc, with strong earth
banks. Then place four rocks on tho
bottom, each as large as a half bushel
measure, letting them rest far enough
apart to be covered by a large, flat
stone, under which the shy fish
may hide. One such covert i
sufficient for a pond of two or
three square rods in extent, while
several should be provided In larger
ponds. If possible make a cold spring
tributary to the pond, or If practieablo
make the pond around it, utilizing the
fountain head for the water supply.
Trout will succeed best In eold spring
water, but common creek water, if
pure, will serve the purpose. Spread
sand and gravel over a portion of the
pond bed, but leave some of It with
earth bottom. The slope surrounding
the pond should be kept In grass, sc
that rains will not wash dirt into the
water. A neat gravel walk should en
circle, the pond, and shade trees plant
ed about It will serve to keep the wa
When angling for trout in the
brooks It will be noticed that more
thnn one-half of the fish caught are sr
little injured by the hook that thej
will live if Immediately placed iu fresh
water. Carry a large pall, and by fre
quently changing the water two-thirdi
of the catch may be saved for stocking
the fish pond. A slower way Is ta ob
tain the young fry from a fish hatch
cry. Very younc trout can be fed or
boiled eges chopped fine, and largei
ones on fresh beef cut into small
pieces. Other scraps that the fish will
eat, and which will not pollute the
water, may be given them. Thej
should be fed at least once a . and
In the cool of the evening they will
frequently leap from the water tc
snap gamily at the food that Is throwp
Trout spawn in September and Oc
tober, and it is well to take the scrcel'
away from the terminal end of tlif
feeder In the fall, that the female fish
may be encouraged to lay their egg
there, fieorgc K. Newell, in Orange
SEEDS AND SHEAVES.
Half work very frequently brings
half results. Think of this sjvera
times a day.
Therk arc men who never think they
are miserable sinners until after they
have cnten too much pie.
Don't miss a chance to go to a picnic.
The good farmer is generally ready for
such occasions, for he keeps about u
day ahead of his work.
Do.n't stop harvesting to talk poli
tics, though both are Important, liar
vesting depends on the season and pol
Itles we have always with us.
Wk heard one man say of another:
"He has always been too honest for
his own good." We kept our hand on
our pecketbook until the speaker was
out of sight
So jiaxv have been complaining
about tho dry weather, llie Scotch
have a saying that "no drought eve
brought a dearth." and behldes these
things do not happen by chance.
Tin: man who does not find fault
with the weather has very strong
symptoms of believing that an over
ruling Providence controls things it
the best interests of the whole world.
Pkter Pottkii nlwnys finds faull
with the weather and the size of hif
crops. It rains so much of the time
that he cannot cultivate tho crops, fot
he does not like to iro to town except
on a fair day.
A oooi) many farmers are not honest
with themselves; they work too hard"
they do not take pains enough in put
ting In their crops; they deny them
selves nil pleasures, and in the end
they discover that it is best to bo per
fectly fair with themselves as well ui
with all other men. Springfield (.0.)
A (iooil JCeuiedy for Met,
A writer In the New Knglund Homo
stead says: The most effective remedy
for lice on horses and colts that I have
used Is sperm oil. It will promptly de
stroy every louse and nit and also re
move dandruff, dirt, etc, leaving the
skin clean nnd the hair in nice condi
tion. There is not the least danger of
taking off the hair or injuring the ani
mal in any way. For large hog lice,
apply common machine oil freely and
It will kill them nil at once. These
are simple, reliable and effective rem
edies. Horses Are Mow to Status,
Horses, as a rule, are short-lived ani
mals. Tho visible supply Is being used
up at a very rapid rate, and the fact
that It takes five years to produce a
horse ready for the market is lost sight
of by the croakers who are now, and
have been for the past three years,
crying the horse market down.
Highest of all in Leavenbg Pow.-Latest U. S. Gov't Report
WORTH A MOMENTS PAUSE.
Sixteen womcL in New York city
derive large Incomes by Inventing de
signs for ladles' bonnets.
Utah proposes nn Innovation In jury
tnids. Juries are to consist of eight
members, and six of them arc compe
tent to render a verdict.
Or llaltlraorc's SIO policemen T12 arc
native-born Americans. Of the remain
der sixty-four arc Irish and twenty-six
A MAIUUAOK license for n prospective
groom of sixty-seven years and a bride
of fifty-nine was Issued In Springfield,
Conn., n few days ago.
Two'iuhtiks of boatmen In Mar-
blchead harbor reported seeing two
strange sea monsters recently. It is
said the boatmen were sober.
The Salvation Army has been de
clared to be a public nuisance by the
authorities of Pontiac, Mich., and an
ordinance was passed prohibiting its
members from parading or preaching
on uny but two specified streets of the
Tun Interesting piece of humor of
copyrighting the Declaration of Inde
pendence was perpetrated recently by
some news ngency, which furnished to
its plate-matter subscribers a stereo
typed fac-s'.milc of the historic docu
ment for publication on the Fourth.
MULTUM IN PARVO.
Humor Is w it nnd love. Thackeray.
To i'Iioclaim our faults to the world
Is pride. Confucius.
Children have more need of models
than of critics. Joubcrt.
Humility Is to have a right estimate
of one's self. Spurgeon.
To nn angry is to revenge the faults
of others on ourselves. Pope.
To carry care to bed is to sleep with
a pack on your back. Haliburton.
It Is another's fault If he be ungrate
ful; but It Is mine If I do not give.
A tropensitt to hope and joy Is real
riches; one to fear and borrow is real
Action may not tilways bring happi
ness; but there is no happiness without
He who loves goodness harbors an
gels, reveres reverence, and lives with
Oun grand business Is not to sec what
lies dimly at a distance; but to do what
lies clearly at hand. Carlrle.
"Won't you please lake, oft your hat
so that I can see the play?" "Yes, If
you'll stop talking to your escort so
thnt I can hear it." Life.
Mrs. IIray "I thought you said It
was the little boy next door who was
making nil the noise." Little Johnnie
"So It was, win. I was beating him
with a stick." Tit-Hits.
The HusiiANn (seeing his wife off)
"You must promise not to ask for
money every time you write." The
Wife "Hut thnt would necessitate my
writing so much oftener." Life.
Customer "Why, this is n new shade
of red." Assistant "Yes, madam. That
is the anarchist tint," Customer "How
did it come to get that name?" Assist-nnt--"It
don't wash." Louisville (Ky.)
Teacher "Now, girls, you all know
what liquid measure is. Little Alice
may tvll me what measure treats of
Inches, feet nnd yards." Little Alice
"Tape measure, teacher." Harper's
Married "How do you like these
photographs of my mother-in-law?"
Single "They are very good of her; I
prefer this one." Married "Yes, so do
I. She always looks well In a traveling
dress." llumoristische Blatter.
Conni.r. "I don't think the landlord
of the Ocean Par house liked what I
said to him before I went in bathing."
Stone "What was that?" Cobble "I
asked him If there were nny other
sharks around." Harper's P.nzar.
F:oo "It's a mighty good thing to
hnve a retentive memory." Fogg
"That depends. If the memory is
yours it Is a mighty good thing, as you
say; but If It happens to be the proper
ty of your wife, that's another matter.'
Teac-iieu "Who wns president of tho
first French rcpublicl" Scholar "Napo
leon." Teacher "And who was his wifof"
The Class (vociferously) "Trilby."
Ai.EXAXiiEit received moro bravery of
iiitud by tlio lottem 01 Achilles than hv
hearing the definition of fortitude. Sir P.
C I! KA 1' It. IT KM
To G. A. It. X.itlmitt Kiieanipiuent, Louis
ville, Ky., Septemlii-r II, IS anil 13.
Ou September Sth to nth. Inclusive, the
Louisville, P.viiusvtlle & St, Louis Consoli
dated Railroad '"AlrLliio") will sell tickets.
good returning until October . 1th, IteU.. Ttiu
rate via tho "Air Linu" barelv amounts to
ono cent jier mile This lino Is making spe
cial preanitioiis to afford visitors splendid
equipment and unexcelled service; besides
it is the shortest route, byX' miles, bi'tivecn
St. Louis nnd Louisville, and makes tho
See that your tickets read via "Air Lino
H. A. Cam fn km., O. P. A..
St. Louts, Mo.
Tnn man who carries a single state
Is accounted now of worth;
But In early days old Atlas was
The mau who i-urricd the earth.
DO YOU HSrECT
To Become a Mother?
If so, then permit uj
to say tuat Doctor
indeed a true
FOR IT MAKES
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system for parturition, thus assisting Na
ture and shortening " Labor." The painful
ordeal of childbirth is robbed of its terrors,
aim inc uangcrs incrcoi greatly lessened,
to both mother and child. The period of
confinement is also shortened, the mother
strengthened and an abundant secretion of
nourishment for tbe child promoted.
Send twenty-one (at) cents for The Peo
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-iiaArif 11 1- a
A WALL In a Roman street, which,
was closed up nbout 100 A. D., when
discovered In 1857 was found scratched
all over with ntdo caricatures. Ono
was n gibe at the Christians.
Tun South scu bubble produced cari
catures galore. The only woman artist
In this line was Mrs. Trollopc, whoso
volume on American domestic manners
In 1832 created a sensation.
Caricature Is a universal practice
among the Chinese and Japanese, but
owing to their crude taste and lack ot
perspective their efforts arc not inter
esting to outsiders. The Greeks, strango
to sny, when they wanted to indt'lgo
in caricature chose their gods es sub
jects. That tho Egyptians were a good
natured set and fond of wlno may be
learned from the caricatures they left.
One belonging to the New York His
torical society was evidently U bur
lesque on some well-known picture. It
shows n Hon seated on a throne receiv
ing from n fox (high priest) an offering
of a goose and a fun.
The Most Sensitive Thing on Earth
Is a human nerve. This In a state of health.
Let It become overstrained or weakened,
and tho sensitiveness is Inoreasci tenfold.
For weak or overwrought nerves, Hostet
ter's Htouiacli Hitters is tho best touio In
existence, since It invigorates nnd quiets
tlicm nt the satno time. It nlso possesses su
erlat!vo efficacy lndysicpsia, constipation,
malarial and kidney complaints, rhuema
tism uud neuralgia.
Tins is thoexcelleiit foppery of the world!
that, when we nre sick In fortuno wo mako
guiltv of our disasters the sun, the moon,
und the stars; as If wo wcro villains by
neccitv. fools br heavenly compulsion;
knaves. 'thieves and trcachers by spherical
Millions of men keep asking for stimu
lants becauso f'o nervous system is con
stantly irritated by nicotine poison. Chew
lug or smoking destroys manhood and
nervo power. It's not n habit, but a disease,
and vou will find a guaranteed euro lu No-To-flac,
sold by Druggists everywhere.
Book free. Tho Sterling Itcmcdy Co., New
York City or Chicago.
Wnr.nr: It Is Foi.i.t to Tiiust. "Don't
you think the mnn who marries for money
Is a fool!" "Ho is, unless ho gets it In ad
vance." Indianapolis Journal.
Do Von Desire to Adopt a Child?
Address tho International Children's
Homo Society, 23t La Ballo St., Chicago, Il
linois, Hev. Dr. Frar.k SI. Gregg, General
Manager. Such a child as you may desire,
of any ugc, will bo sent ou on ninety days'
The excessive pleasure wo feel in talking
of ourselves ought to make us apprehen
sive that wo afford little to our auditors.
SArirrr to mother and child and less un
pleasantness utter confinement, result from
use of "Mother's Friend." Sold by druggists.
A nisTOUT will live, though written ever
so indifferently; and It is generally less
suspo -led than the rhetoric of the mujcs.
I csn Piso's Cure forCcusutnption both in
my family und practice. Dn. 15. W. Pat
teiison, lnkstcr, Mich., Nov. 5, IstU.
Imagination is u mettled horso that will
break tho rider's nick, wlicnadnnkcy would
have earned him to the cud of his journey
slow hut sure. Sotithey.
Hall's Catarrh Curo
Is taken internally. Price 75c.
Hn is always a slave wlio lives beyond his
means. Irrigation. ,
Brings comfort and improvement and
'ends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. Tho nany. who live bet
ter than others nnd enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by moo promptly
adapting the world's best products to
tho needs of physical being, will attest
the valuo to health of the pure liquid
lixativo principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its exccllcnco is due to its presentinu
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, tho refreshing nnd truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
nnd permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to riillions and
met with tho approval of the medical
profession, because it nets on the Kid
neys, Liver and liowels ritnout weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by nil drdg
gists in 60c and 1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by tlip California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Fitrs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any tubst'tuto if oflerecL
1IE.VT IN tiii: WOULD.
V t & Cafn i'lwCi-VTV n'rt xA k
1 tvr V vis Wfca-IAiS,
ttecw&ss ta ver.a
TUB ftlSlNd SUN
STOVE POLISH In
cakes for genersl
blacking of a stove.
THR SUN PASTB
POLISH (or a quick
applied and pol
ished with a cloth.
Morse Itroa.. Props., Canton, Ma.,, U.S.A.
AND ASTHMA. i'uvVulriJ?;
fAJ"',LF;Bft',lK rl'"E fr Piles to aar ad
. KiDta BSDiiisa warm, B.rli.f Tr.
A. N. IC H.
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