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6qoX OF Tm FLO
,We are coming, we are coming
O'er the field and o'er the fen,'
In the forest, in the glen,
Where the sunbeams dance and gleam,
By the brooklet's silvery stream,
O'er the hill and down the river,
Where the trembling willows shiver,
4We are coming, we are coming
-To thy heart, 0, spring, again I
..We are coming, we are coming
Seattering sweetness all the way !
ilere a tendril, there a spray,
Vads uplifted to the sun,
Blossoms opening one by one,
Whispering of the dawning golden,
Breatbing still the mystery olden.
.;We are ooming, we are coming,
rag"; zA4rom oat deoay I
- ...liza A. Fletcher.
The telephone rang briskly in Mrs.
goward Bascomb's pleasant home,
and stepping to it, she received this
message from her husband: *
xr"Hello! Is that you, Lottie? I've
concluded to leave for New York this
noon., The boy is on the way to the
hbouse for my grip. . You kno* what
I'll need for a week or ten days' ab
sence. Get your sister to stay with
you for company. Good-bye, dear,
s'long. Take care of yourself."
fr Then he rung off, and Mrs.* Bas.
comb went in search of the satchel,
which she packed with a deft hand.
She was a young woman, sensible,
Rell balanced, and nothing ever dis
turbed or annoyed her to the extent
of making her fidgety or nervous.
9Being in robust health, she hardly
knew what nerves meant. Sne was
self-reliant, but domestic, and ab
sorbed in her home life, which com.
prised her world. She had perfect
faith in her husband, or else pre
tended to have, and cheated herself
comtortably with the delusion. And
she never crossed any bridges until
she came to them. She knew that
ber husband had intended going to
lew York on the following day, and
did not wonder or ponder over his
change of plans.
% When the messenger came for the
satchel she sent it carefulty packed,
ust as she knew her husband wanted
t. She added nothing to its usual
contents, and subtracted nothinz.
Yes, stay. She did take out his
seven-shooter, every chamber of
which was loaded, and laid it on the
table under the mirror in the back
. "Howdy has one revolver with him.
That will have to do him this trip.
1 like to have one handy in case I
should need it."
it She smiled and smiled again with
out being a villain. The idea of need
4ng firearms seemed so incongruous
0- In the afternoon she went up to her
home to "borrow her sister," as she
expressed it. But Miss Madgie had
gone away with some young friends,
and was engaged to spend the night
at the lhouse ot a schoolmate. So
Mrs. Bascomob returned home alone.
Two men stood in the doorway of
an unused flight of offce stairs and
read an evening paper.
They were much occupied In dis
eussing one item among the personal
news. It was this:
"The Rubber Horseshoe Company
Is an assured fact. Mr. Howard Bas
comb drew $16,000 from the M. & M.
Bank to-day, the investment of the
branch company formed here, and
will leave for New York to-morrow.
A capital of $80,000 is assured."
"DLo y' see?" ejaculated the younger
and smaller of the two men. "Drew
316,000 in spondulicks. Goes home
t~ in his vest pocket, blow me et
ybe uot, pard.. S'posin';.it's a
en there'll be a reward offered
mt, g'roun' to th' banik an' find
which and whether it were," sug
td the older man.
"Bank clussed," remarked Jim
y, "S'pose it air. Did yer expect to
send In yer card to the cashier, or the
president? Get aroun' an' interview
thb' janitor. /Represent yerself as
sister Bascomnb's confidential bizness
an, cai-n't yer?"
JIm started off at once without
alting to give his "pard" anv-'g.E
s ~ wa:-gone an
~our, but when ~ returned he was
treighted with Intelligence.
.. "Bills, " he chuckled, "five hundred
and one thousand dollar bills-whew!
An' he'll sleep with them about his1
bonorable pusson to-night--mebbe."
"Does yer know the house?" asked
the other man, after a spell of
: "I don't, pard. But I've looked it
up in the d'rector, and it's as handy
as a mitten on ycr nose. Let's go
and get somethin' wet to improve
our minds. It's 'tween us this time
-you outside, me in- savey?"
'' The rascals, who, In appearance at
least, might have passed for honest
men, walked out of the doorway and
parted company, to avoid the eagle
eye of theipolice, which would have
recognized in their duality a con
spiracy against law and order.
M hen Mrs. Bascomnb returned from
her visit it was dark. She had staid
to supper, and as the girl opened the
door she saw that she was somewhat
"What is it, Kitty?" she asked.
rather gravely, because the girl was
in' "ed to se flustrateri easily.
"Oh, miem, what was the name of
the girl as lived here belore I came?"
she responded with a counter Ques
-"Her name? Sarah something, I
cannot remember just now-Why?"
"Oh, there was a youmr man here
Looking for his sister, busl her name
was Annie Donovan. lHe said he
hadn't seen her in ten years, and she
was grown up now, and he talked
butchfully abou;t her. It would bring
the tears tiil your eyes, ma'am,Lto hey
"Kitty. I -wouldn't gossip with
strage men if I were you. it isn't
safe. lie probably was a tramnp, and
all that story about his sister was just
made up out of whole cloth. .What
else did ho want?"
'Nothing, ma'ami, and I didn't let
him inside the kitchen door. He
warn't no tramp~an' I'm sure he weie
tellin' the truth." ..
\ rs Bacm did not prolgng ih
argument, but busied herself until
bedtime with some household duties,
which were really in the line of pleas
ures to her womanly nature. Then
she saw that the house was locked up,
sent Kitty to bed, and went into her
front parlor, which was lighted and
cosy,just as if the master of the house
were at home.
"I must send father's message to
Howard," she soliloquized, and seat- I
ing herself at the pretty little desk
which had been one of her wedding
presents. she wrote a postal card.
After giving the business message
from her father, she added one for
hesself. When the card was ad
dressed she went to the window and
looked out, wondering why she had
not thought to write it earlier in tho
evening. There was a mail box
diagonally across the street on tho
I1'l1 just run across and mail it.
I'll leave the door open-it won't
take a moment."
Taking a wrap from the hat-tree in
the hall, she threw it about her, saw
that no one was passing, and slipped
out. It took her only a moment to
drop that card in the box and run
back to the house. The door was ajar
as she had left it, no one was on the
street; but in that one moment
It was past midnight. Mrs. Bas
comb was reading a very Interesting
novel. She was surprised when the
clock struck the half hour, and laid
her book down. Not that she *felt
sleepy, but she had just determined
that she would sleep downstairs in
the new folding-bed in the back par
lor. There were portieres between,
the rooms, but these were drawn
back and hung limp on either side.
The "bed" was a large handsome
bookcase, with bric-a-brac on-its toD
shelf. Mrs. Bascomb let it down and
admired it from all sides. It took up
all the space between the walls, ex
cept just room enough for her to pass
to the little table under the mirror,
where Howard's revolver lay. She now
pushed this further back and laid her
watch and chain-her wedding pres.
ent from her father-her diamond
graduation ring, and her purse which
she took out of the pocket of her
dress, on the table in a shining heap.
"I wonder if he married the tall,
thin one, or the shorts homely one,",
she said to herself, and, going out
into the parlor, pickea up the book
again, and was soon deep in the plot.
A noise roused her. She looked at I
the folding doors leading into the
hall. They were locked, she knew.
Then she turned her eyes toward the,:
"It's the new folding bed getting
used to being open," she thought,
conscious of a slight exhilaration in
the region of her heart. Then she
glanced at a mirror, in which she
saw the full-length-figure of a mau
standing back of .the portieres.
1 have heard it said, or read some
where, that every man is ready to
protect a woman from every other
man exc-- pt himself. At that mo
ment Lottie Bascomib would rather
have seen a tiger standing ready to
devour her. Her next surprise was
at his manner of address:
"Good evening, ma'am," and he
stepped from the portiere andestood
before her. "You needn't be fright
ened, 1 ain't goia' to hurt you."
"What do you want?" Her voice
did not even tremble.
"I want the money yer husband
brought home that-he's goin' to take
to New York to-morrow."
"I don't know what money vou
mean, but my husband is on his way
Ito Ne a' York now. lie left to-day
She had risen from her chair and*
started forward to reach the revolver.
But she could not outwit the disap.
pointed and enraged burglar.
Hspag to intercept her, and
struck his foot against the folding
bed, throwing himself across it in his
attempt to retain his balance. There
was a grinding, whirring sound and
a complete disappearance or one of
the principals in this affair.
On that same night'a belated citi
zen hurrying home was accosted from
the lower window of a house he was*
passing in the residence portion of the'
"Sir, oh, sir!"
He stopped, for it was a WC~
voice, pichdf kfiiey.
"W 7 please find the policeman
dhsbeat and send him here In
"Can I be of any assistance?"1
"No. it's a burglar, and I have
The policeman arrived, and with
him the passer-by she had accosted,
whose services were not required,
however. The policeman went to
the telephone and summoned help.
Meanwhile he took up a position
where earlier in the evening the fold
mg-bed had stood. It was now shut
up, and looked merely a massive
When the patrol wagon arrived,
this desk became an object of immec
naate interest. une Dlue-coated omT-1
cial was stationed on either side and
two at the foot. Mrs. Bascomb and 1
the now awakened Kitty were de
tailed at a little distance.
"Now:" said the sergeant, and ho
manipulated the desk as Mrs. Bas
comb had shown him how to do, a
It came down on the run,~- and
there, limp, and half-smothered, was<
the trapped burglar, his forehead cut
an bleeding from a chance incision
as the bed had shut up with him in
an explosive embrace.
"So Clever Jim, you're at it again. t
Here you are," said one of the police
men as he snapped the bracelets on I
his wrist. "You're pal's not in it ,
this time," as he handed him over to t
two of the force. .
"That's hiui," said Kitty, "that's t
the man that was lookin' for a girl as
he said was his sister. Oh, the vil.
He was taken away, tried and con'
icted and sent up for five years, but
he never opened his mouth as to his
method of getting into the house. It
is quite safe to infer that Mrs. Bas
omb never resorted again to that
ery common practice of ladies who
mail late letters, of leaving the
house door ajar. And the folding 2
bed will remain a desk to the end of1
its days, unless It should again be
used as a burglar-trap. -Utica Globe.
Needles are a legal tender currency
i A frica
Tt is not necessary for
-abbage to start the plants in a hotbed.
fake a place out doors as rich and
nellovr as possible, sow ther-iseed in
rills rather thinly, and cover nights
;o keep in the heat. . It is very im
3ortant to make a rapid but stocky
growth. - This may be done by putting
iitrate of soda in the drill row and
,ransplanting each plant once if not
nore times before finally settiing it out
where it is to make a head. Plants
hus treated are worth double those
rown closely crowded in the matt.J
To grow potatoes, select the best
soil you can get, avoiding ground that
is liable to overflow, clear off all the
trash, and if the ground is not very
rich apply a good dressing of well
otted manure and then plow as deep
is you can. Then harrow until the
;oil is in good condition. Then as soon
is danger of frost is past plant foi
3arly crop. First of June plant peach.
blows. When ready to plant take a
plow and run deep furrows three and
ne-half feet apart. Cut your potatoes
in pieces, one or two eyes to the piece,
rop eighteen inches apart in these
rurrows, one piece in a place. Then
take a hoe and cover, putting an inch
Af soil over each piece. Cultivate as
aoon as the plants are well up and keep
alling in the furrows, and you will not
be troubled with weeds in the rowe
and will not need to do any hand
weeding. Cultivate once a week till
they bloom.--New York Observer,
, T= COW'S CUD.
rne cow's cud is a quantity of the
food that is brought up from the first
stomach after the food has been swal
owed and the animal is resting and
has time to remasticate it more com
pletely. Between the first and second
stomachs there is a receptacle about
ave inches long and the size of the
gullet. A portion of the food is pressed
into this part of the gullet and is
brought up into the throat and mouth,
where it is chewed slcwly. - This food
nay be seen ascending the gullet when
lhe cow is ruminating. The cud is not
my distinct thing, as some suppose,
hat may be lost, but is simply a por
tion of the food which comes from the
dtomach in the way described. When
cow is said to lose her cud, nothing
s lost or dropped, but by reason of
Lndigestion the action of the stomach
s suspended, and it is restored as soon
s the trouble is removed by any
simple medicine. The most effective
is a dose of a pint of raw linseed oil or
nelted lard.-New York 'Times.
FEBTC-ZEES AND Cow-PEAS.
The manner of properly treating and
&pplying fertilizers is yearly receiving
nore consideration among farmers.
3n this subject the Georgia Experi
ent Station tells Southern farmers
hat the best results can only be ob
ained from concentrated fertilizers by
asing them on the best lands, and not
by scattering them at the rate of 100
3r 200 pounds to the acre over a large,
vorn-out plantation. Nor should the
nistake be made of applying large
amounts of concentrated fertilizers on
vorn-out land. The larger the appli
ation the more important it becomes
that the land should be in the best pos
ible condition, such as it would have
been left in by a good crop of small
rain, with thorough and deep plow
ng and harrowing.
The practice of sowing cow-peas is
trongly urged for renovating the soil
and for hay. Nitrogen is the most im
portant element of plant food because
it is indispensable to the plant and is
deficient in all worn or partially ex
hausted soils. It is the most uniformly
effective element of a fertilizer for all
grains, grasses and cotton. While the
most expensive, if bought in the mar
ket, it may be drawn from the air by
cultivating such plants as clover, pea
nuts, vetches, burrclover, lucerne and
especially the cow-pea, which, if prop
erly utilized, will be more valuable to
the Southern farmer than red clover
has been to the farmers of the North
and West.-New Yorlk World.- --
~LCTRIC1Tr IN AGIULTURE.
Attention has recently been directed
o the application of electricity to farm
ng operations, and the designing and
ntroduction of suitable dynamo-elec
,r machinery for this purpose would
1 doubt be profitable both to the
nanufacturers and the farmers. Early
n 1892, an electric power system was
nstalled at the farm of the Agricultural
xperiment Station, Auburn, Ala., the
urrent being brought from the college
aboratory by a line three-quarters of
mile in length, conducted by the stu
lents themselves. A ten horse power
notor was used for ginning and press
ng cotton, thrashing grain, cutting up
'ed stuff, etc., and gave entire satis
'action. In every community where
here is water power, electricity could
>e economically generated and used not
>nly for the above mentioned purposes,
ut also to run saws, planing machines,
umps, lathes, grindstones, cider
resses, sorghum mills, churns, sewing
aachins-in short, for everything re-,
tuiring power. What farmer would
Lot welcome the exchange of smoky
amps for electric lights? The arc light
ay also prove useful in market gar
ening, some recent experiments made
n France having shown that it has a
arked effect in stimulating plant
70owth when sunlight is not to be had.
Vhere sufficient water power is not
vailable, windmills might be used in
onnection with a system of storage
latteries. Such a utilization of the
rasted energies of nature would put off
he coming of the coal famine that
reatens future generations.-Invenl
CT/IvATION OF wrrnows.
Inquiries are received concerning
he culture and marketing of willows
or baskets and other goods. Notwith
tanding the basket willow does well in
his country, five-sixths of the quan
ity consumed is imported from for
The prevailing opinion that only low
and is suitable for willow cultivation
cay be the cause of so little attention
>eing given to it. Low land is best,
>ut high land is good. It is certainly
ar better than land where there are
tagnant pools or too much water.
rows twelve inches apart. e ro
should be three feet apart and a culti
oator and hand hoe used to keep down
The plants are cuttings from two to
three year old willows which are cut
one foot long, measuring three-eighths
to one-half inch in thickness. With a
stick or iron rod holes are made in the
ground and a cutting introduced so that
one or two buds remain above the
ground.. The first oear only a few
bprouts will spring from each cuttmg.
Every year in March the switches are
cut close to the stem before the sap
shoots into the plants. The switches
are tied in bundles about ten inches in
diameter and placed in two or three
inches of water, remaining there until
tne latter part of April until the sap
has risen and small leaves and sprouts
have appeared. This sap loosens the
bark which can be removed very easily
by being drawn through a wooden fork
similar to a clothes pin.
Willows must be dried in the open
air. They are then bundled to weigh
about fifty pounds per bundle. About
80,000 willow cuttings are necessary to
plant an acre. The willow reaches the
greatest production in the third year,
and with proper care and good fertiliz
ing it will continue to yield good re
sults for many years.
Dry peeled willows are worth five to
eight cents a pound, and green willows
with the bark on them are worth $14
to $18 per ton.-Farm, Field and Fire
FARM AND GARDEN NOTEs.
:Pigs should suckle till ten weeks old.
The sock enjoy summer as well as
Have a syringe handy when the foal
puts in an appearance.
Are there wast places in the pasture?
Give them a coat of manure.
'; There are family traits and like
nesses in sheep as much as "humans."
No, no ! "Everybody can't be a good
shepherd; they ain't made that way."
Salt and wood ashes in reach of hogs
are beneficial. Good for horses also.
Never refuse a good cash offer when
you have anything of the horse kind to
Many a man is a success as a wool
grower and can't tell why to save his
Feed oil and cotton-seed cake. It is
best for sheep, for the farm and for
One thing can be relied upon about
sheep manure-there are no weed seed
A few short, sharp brushes develop
speed much faster than miles of slow
Lve some pasture held in case you
need it further on when dry weather
The neglect given the chicks now
annot be overcome with good care by
Make your flock what your wife is
rhe best, prettiest, and the envy of
Health, comfort, neatness are the
things to be sought when building a
Is your experience that cooked or
oaked corn is better than dry, hard
corn for hogs?
SLittle chicks enjoy fresh water to
irink. Give them some, even though
ou provide milk for them.
Soft coal cinders and charcoal from
pood or cobs shouldbe among the "ap
jaetizers" kept on the hog's bill of fare
The aluminum sulky, weighing from
eighteen to twenty-five pounds, is said
to be coming along with the two-minute
Minnesota has passed ~a law making
it a criminal offense to dock a horse's.
tail according to the hackney sendess
and cruel fashion.
'If you are raising.sicks for the eggs
they will lay do.I'C'keep the cockerels
till fal, .t'~Yhem as soon a large
nfiugh for broilers.
Because bright timothy hay and oats
ire the best feed for horses it does nott
follow that they would not like a change
from it sometimes, or that they wou*ld
tot do better for such a change,
Dreams come because the mind
does not aleep when the body sleeps,
and the power of memory remains
awake to receive the impressions
made on it by the dream. It has
been argued that a dream is wholly
due to the memory; assuming that to
be the case, it is only natural that
one should remember a dream. as the I
memory would be the only mental I
power concerned in the phenomenon
of dreamimr. But it is not certain 1
that a person remembers all his
dreams. Certainly, if Descartes' the
or is correct that a person dreams
whenever he sleeps, he does not re
member all that he dreams; and
Descartes is upheld by the weight of
opinon among philosophers, as well
ais by many eminent physicians and
physioogists. As to dreaming when
oneC is sound asleep, if we accept the
suggetion that a person dreams
whenever he is asleep, we must admit
e must dream when he is sound
asleep as well as when his sleep is
light and titful. Physiologists have
abandoned the idea that dreaming is
an incident to the transition stage
between sleening and waking, and
seem to agree that dreams may Co ni
even when the dreamer is sound4
asleep. Mr. Alfred Maury, an En
glish physiologist, made many ex
periments, and the general result fa
vors the belief that a person may be
subected to a dream at any time dur- 1
ing sleep-waking-sleeping, sleening,
or sleeping-waking, and as well when
sound asleep as when his sleep is
The Spanish Versiod.
In a recent Spanish book of travel,
-Costumbres Yankees: Viajes por la I
A merica del Norte," by JTose Sanche2
Fomoano, is the following account of1
the origin of Boston common: "A
great philanthropist, named Common,
had the happy idea of presenting the
children of Boston with a leafy grovE
of great trees."
Primitive geographers taught that:
the earth is a cnbe.'
ttnre. Hood's Sra
arilla is the remedy
Vhieh most certainly C W
ures. It quickly tones
be stomach and makes one "real hungry." Be
ure to get M' od's and only Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Hood's Pills are purely vegetable. 25c.
The Sicilian Peasant.
In some parts of the island the ad
ent of a baby girl is looked upon as
uch a misfortune that a small black
lag is hung out of the window to
)roclaim the sad event. The reason
s not far to seek, says the National
Review. Having to be maintained
>y the household as long as they are
inniarried, and having to dower their
iridezrooms with a "dot," girls are
nprofitable. Boys, on the other
iand, are soon self-supporting, and
hey inciease the family wealth
hen the time comes to brine home
, wife by the amount of the young
ady's fortune. Nevertheless, the
rls, although kept in such strict se
lusion that one hardly ever meets
;hem walking about, are said to be
:indly treated. At the age of fifteen
)r sixteen they are disposed of in
narriage according to an arrange
nent, purely financial, between the
Judging by appearance one would
hink that the Sicilian peasantry are
n the last stage of poverty. This is
o a great extent the case, but one
nust not be altogether guided by out
ward signs, for however well off they
nay be they seldom make any change
n their way of living. They all live
)y preference in the towns. Even
hose who are employed in the coun
ry during the week build mud hovels
or that time and flock back to the
;owns on Saturdays.
The women have no national dress
nd no distinctive characteristic be
ond the love of brignt colors, which
eems inborn in all Southern natures.
rhe men, on the contrary, are pictur
squely clad in black and white
>lack trousers to the knee, slit some
,welve inches up the outside seam,
,o let out a bulging white undergar
nent, sheeDskin leggins strapped on
with thongs and moccasins; a white
;hlrt, open at the neclk, with full
white sleeves gathered in at the wrist,
md over this a black sleeveless vest;
, black cloth cap hanging over the
ar. The time-honored superstition
f the "evil eye" is still so widely
pread throughout the island, even
.mong the upper classes, that no one
who does not wear a charm is consid
Cure for Insomnia.
Mrs. Chatter-Your husband is
looking so much better now, Mrs.
barp. Has he been cured of his in
onia? Mrs. Sharp-Oh, 3-es. Quite
tectually. Mrs, Chatter-How was
e eu.ed, pray? Mrs. Sharp-Well,
ou know, tbey have teen rebuilding
he enterior of our church and i had
he old pew brought around to set ut
in the bedroom. He finds it just as
onducive to repose as ev'er.-Yonk
ers Gazette. ____
An Odd Dream.
She-Oh, Henry, I had such a
readful dream last n'ght. I dreamed
[ saw your first wife sittng in youi
lap and you smiling upon her. He
I'at's the oddest dream I ever heard
f. She-How, dear? lie-Why,
she weighed 250 pounds!-Life.
Made the Enemy Enn.
Tommy-Did you do much lighting
furing the war, pa? Pa-I did my
hare of it, Tommy. Tommy-Did.
you make the enemy run? Pa-You're.
right, I did, Tommy. Tommy-Did'
Lhey ketch you, pa?-Boston Cour~i;
The pleasant effect and perfect safetyI
pith which ladies may use the Califor
ia liquid laxative Syrup of Figs,
Lnder all conditions, makes it their
avorite remedy. To get the true and
enuine article, look for the name of
e Catifornia Fig Syrup Co., printed
Lear the bottom of the package.
A Chinese botanist has succeeded in
ausing a diminutive oak tree to grow
a thimble whose depth was three
~uarters of an inch and diameter half
Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is a constitutional Cure. Price 75c.
Peking, China, has an estimated
iopulation of 1,300,C00 and 15,000
olice, who signal from station to
tation, by yelling, until the news
D. Kilmer's S w a XP-BQO oT cure
all Kidney and Bladder trouble.
Pamphlet and Consultation free
Laboratory BinzhamtOa. N. Y.
Abel Wharton, of Haydock's Run,
Iiss, has a parrot which is known to
e at least seventy years old. It speaks
'rench in the morning, English at
ioontime and unknown patois in
Karl's Clover Root, the great blood purifier,
ives freshness and t'learness to the com plexion
nd cures constii.ation 25 cts. 50 cts.. 51.
e most expensive private yacht in
he world is called the "Polar Star,"
,nd is owned by the Czar of Russia.
t cost five million dollars to build
o purify, vitalize and enrich the blood, and
Ie nerve, bodily and digestive strength, tako
ood's Sarsaparilla. Continue the medicine al
er every meal for a month or two.
Hood's Pills cure constipation. 25c.
I affieted with soreeyes use Dr. Isaac Tihomp -
o's Eye-water. Druggists sell at 25c. pet bottle'
A contrivance for turning sheets of
usic has been perfected by a San
ranciscan. It is operated by the foot
f the pianist.
A wrAe who has fished much, can
eadily detect a lie in a Ush story.
Powdered charcoal, if laid thick on
-burn, causes the immediate abate.
nent of pain. A superficial burn can
... e healed ini about an hzour.
made at many other places. A
ity to miners and excavatoefa.rr
ally, it is also an aid to crime and has
given a name-dynamiter-to a class
of revolutionists, but now there are
materials for murderous bombs as
much more destructive than dyna
mite as it is than gunpowder.
The pioneer dynamite factory at
Isleton, Switzerland, is still in opera
tion, and skill with long experience
has reduced the danger to a miv
mum. in a large upright revolving
cylinder of lead, cooled by a series of
surrounding cold water -pipes, the
acids and the glycerine are thoroughly
mixed, being admitted in due propo,
tions by other pipes from above. The
compound liquid, yellowish oily mat
ter, is conveyed to the kneaaing pans
in another department, and there
mixed with a fine siliceous sand and
farinaceous meal, after which it is
perfect dynamite power.
The cartridges, however, are made
of another form of it called "ex
plosive gum." This contains 'some
extra ingredients, and is a sort of
paste. One of the elements is gun
cotton highly charged with nitrate,
The most delicate work at Iselton is
done by three women sitting at a
table. One works a small bronze
molder-that is a small cylinaer
the diameter or which is that of the
intended cartridge. As the com
pressed powder, which, being of an
oily consistence, now assumes com
parative solidity, issues from this
tube or cylinder in the shape of a
sausage or of macaroni it is cut by the
woman on the left hand into equal
lengths of about three inches. Each
piece is then carefully taken up by
the third woman, who wraps it in
oiled cartridge paper, which she
fastens, closing both ends and cover.
ing it to exclude moisture. The tre
mendous little instrument is now
To Soften Stiff Shoes.
It is claimed that the following
treatment will make pliable the stiil
shoes that have been put aside to
dry after a thorough wetting: First,
wipe off gently with a soft cloth all
surface water and mud, then, while
still wet, rub well with paradline oil,
usng fiannel for the purpose. ,et
them aside till partiallv dry, when a
second treatment with oil is aavisa
ble. They may then be deposited in
a conveniently warm place where
they will dry gradually and thorough
ly. Before applying French kid
dressing, give them a final rubbing
with the flannel, still slightly damp
ened with paraffine, and the boots
will be soft and flexible as a new kid,
and be very little affected by their
bath in the rain.
jagson says it's always foot up 01
shut up with~ the ledger. -Elmira Ga.
Money talks; but if it speaks the
truth, it must plead guilty to a good
Boxmng the compass is niot counted
as one of the "spars" of a ship. -Bos
PENSION lvasbig""' DC,
pIOPic s us YminrrsesionEn*.
a wrinlst ar,5a4iudicatinlgiaims,. attyined.
KODER'S PASSLLS.T . c
CoaI,~fr'e . L~drmejthac~zsbiuadpomi
AT SAN FRA
) 157JY/R fAMILY
CSAL! A0i IT Afi~LEA
ASK TOMR ERQIR?
"Well Done Outlives
Memory Will S
maad , are enred is.
REDUCED TO A SKELETON
Ms Mini MmZa of Sardi s tem oll
M . must die. my lungs
* ~ ton. My people corn
mned to give me yotw
and I oon began 'to
Smen&: itwas not Inn
before I became
enough to take b"
of my household 4
MRS. WILY .mo y eCE oves.
REND F0 MJ.CAT L
W ---.NOT YOUECI&KN~
SEND FM~ CATALOGUE
You can ave aoney by wearing the
W. L. Douglas 13.00 Shoe.
Because, we are the largest masnufacturers of
this grade of shoes In the world, ad guaratee
value by stamping the name and price *a
bottom. which protect you against hgh
the middleman's profts Our shoMs eqwi
work in style, easy tting and wearing 9
We have them sold everywhere at lower
the value given than any other make. Tak
stitute. If your dealer cannot supply yu,
Furniture & Mattress Mfg.
Also Upholsterers and
Bet. Green & Spring Garden Ss., Ph
ino hy not purc your
]obr Suits Carpets, Bedding. M
SStands, Side Boards, Tables,Cb
tors, Baby Carriages, Etc., ot ;te
direct. Get new goods. it pAys.
7 di Call and be convinced.
A few prices: 13 picoes, Oak Suit,
tress thrown in 324.7-5. Parlor
wards. Bookers, S1.50; Chairs, 45c.
I Set af Pillows and Bolster, $1.
Sbades and Parlor Suits to order.
Goods shiuped all over the co
has been used by Mi
for their children w
Fifty Years. It soothes
gmallays all pslu,
is he est remlady for
Ieverie. L'oL wel. Fi well,
basnic cr andair orr cu by maifr 6
-7Klb cetmible Colar C.
7Kmyat, Ltostonl or T7 Franklin a. New York.
EWiS' 98 % L
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Death." Even Your
hine if You Use