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"r ZGG-ZamAfLG 7ZM.
. In an egg-laying test at the Louisi
ana Station, involving hens of ten com
mon breeds and continued 240 days,
brown leghorns made the best record,
the hens of this breed laying an aver
age of seventy-two eggs. Light brahmas
came next with an average of fifty
eight, then langshans with forty-nine,
buff coohins and Plymouth rocks with
forty-aix each, and minorcas with forty
five. The American breeds averaged
thirty-three eggs a hen, Assatic forty
five, and European forty-four.-New
Now cooD cowS AE ECnmD.
Many good cows are practically
tuined by being kept apart from the
herd. Their isolation is due usually
to a whim to make a pet of an individ
ual cow. Women and children are
mainly responsible for this form of
foolishness which should never be in
dulged by the careful dairyman. Cat
tle are in their way exceedingly social
creatures, and absence from their as
sociates affect them unfavorably. They
are nervous and uneasy when separ
ated from them, and in the case of
cows lose flesh and fall off in milk.
Sometimes it causes them to abort,
but this rarely -happens, enough mis
chief being accomplished without.
Foolish men sometimes tie a cow up
to punish her, with the result that the
fool is punished in the lessened yield
caused by the separation from the
herd. -American Dairyman.
We are suffering here in New Eng
land from land exhaustion. That is
one of the questions that confronts
New England, confronts Massachu
setts. If these lands were highly pro
ductive, they would be occupied and
used. One of the prime reasons for
the abandonment of these lands is be
cause they no longer have plant food.
Now, how have they become ex
hausted? I think largely by raising
the grains. That is what the New Eng
land farmer primarily did. He raised
corn and oats, wheat and barley, and
sold them, and thus impoverished
The farms of New England have
been impoverished because we have
sold more from the land than we have
restored to it. The question then for
the farmer is, How shall I restore, how
shall I build up my farm? How shall
I wisely do it? I believe the wise way
to do it is to buy grain. I think it is
the oheapest way to do it, because
when youraise a crop of grain on your
land you diminish the fertility of that
When you raise a crop of anything
except the leguminous plants, except
the pea and the clover and the bean,
and crops of that nature, and araw it
off the land, you have taken something
out of mother earth. When you buy
grain you buy something which has a
large manurial value. When a man
buys a ton of bran for $20 I say it is a
good investment. Why? Because he
buys in that $20 worth of nutrition
$12 worth of manuriul value. The'
man who buys a ton of cottonseed
meal for $28 buys $24 worth of manur
jal value. -New England Farmer.
In answer to the query, "How often
in one season ought geese to be
picked?" a farmer with fourteen years'
experience answers, in the Philadel
phia Farm Journal, that it depends en
tirely on the feed and run and ex
plains the whole situation as follows:
"They feather out more quickly when
they are permitted to run on green
pasture and gave abundance of good
water to drink. Every ten weeks
should find them, under such treat
-ment, with a good coat of feathers. Do
not pick until laying is over. Geese
cannot be artificially moulting and
producing eggs at the same time.
-Never pick them in cold weather.
When ready to pick, which the experi
enced geese-raiser can tell by the color
of the plumage (if ready there will be
no yellowish tinge on the white
feathers, but to be s-re pick a few
from the breast of noi goose), the
feathers come easily and are dry at the
quill end. If not ripe, they are soft
and bloody. And this is one of the
reasnsn why store-bought feathers
sometimes have such a diar eeable
odor. The best guide, experience, tells
as to take only a small pinch of
!eathers in the fingers at a time, and
with a quick downward jerk, from tail
to neck, displace the first coat of
feathers with only a very little of the
second coat, the down. Do not pick:
the bolsters. those large feathers
under the wings. If you do, the poor
creatures' wings will droop continu
ally. When the goose dies, we can
strip-these off for filing pillows for
home use. But never take them from~
the geese while living."
PARM AD oARDEN NOTES.
-The Houghton is a good variety oi
For currant worms spray with white
bellebore and water.
Sugar beets are better than mangek~
wurzels for feeding stock.
The hog is a good animal to keep in
connection with the dairy.
To avoid tnumps diminish the amount
af food and give regular exercise.
The Kiefer pear is commended foi
tts keeping and canning qualities.
Sheep would pay better if a superiol
grade were kept. The trouble has been
',e inferior quality of the stock.
Pinching back the new growth OL
the berry vines increases the hearing
iurface and keeps the bushes low.
The bees get a great -deal of hone3
kom the locust blossoms. The honey
is of a pale red gold color, and keeps
Many a low, marshy piece of ground
dan be made into a harvest field for
the bees by planting willows, asters,
Ewes that have proved themselves.
good mothers, and especially if they
produce twins, should be kept in the
flock until they are at least five years
It is much easier to keep a sheep in
good, thrifty order than to get it up
in flesh again after it has grown p~oor.
Remember, "a sheep well summered
a half wintered," and the reverse of
ihis, a sheep well wintered ig half sum
med is equally trne.
.N OFT REPEATED STORY OF TE1
Pil LA NTI1 KOPY.
What Cbax. H. liackley Has ]Done I
(From Grand Rapids, Mich., Evening Pres
The most beautiful spot In all this city
inseparably associated with tho name
Hackley. Chas. H. Hiackley has been In t
lumber business he-o continuously siD
1s56. and in that timo has amassed a fortu
which gires him a rating among the wealt
men of the nation. Bnt with wealth the
did Dot come that tightening of the pui
strings which is generally a marked chart
teristic of wealthy men.
It is no wonder then that tho name
Charles H. Hackley Is known at home a
abroad. His munificence to Muskeg
alone represents an outlay of nearly half
million. For the past twenty years he h
been a const ant sufferer from neuralgia a
rheumatism, also numbness of the low
limbs, so much so that it has seriously fnt(
fered with his pleasure In life. For soi
time past his friends have noticed that
has seemed to grow young again and
have recovered the health which he had
To a reporter for the News Mr. Hack1
explained the secret of this transformatic
"I have suffered for over 20 years," he sa
"with pains in my lower limbs so sever
that the only relief I could get at night w
by putting cold water compresses on i
limbs. I was bothered more at night th
in the day time. The neuralgic and rhe
matte pains in my limbs, which had be
growing in intensity for years, fInally 1
came chronic. I made three trips to t
Hot Springs with only partial relief, a
then fell back to my original state.
couldn't sit still, and my sufferings began
make my life look very blue. Two years a
last September I noticed an account of I
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People a:
what they had done for others, and sor
cases so nearly resembled mine that I -
interested, so I wrote to one who had giv
a testimonial, an eminent professor of mu.
in Canada. The reply I received was ev
stronger than the printed testimonial, and
gave me faith in the medicine.
"I began taking the pills and found the
to be all that the professor had told me th
would be. It was two or three months b
fore I experienced any perceptible bette
ment of my condition. My disease was
such long standing that I did not expc
speedy recovery and was thankful even
be relieved. I progressed rapidly, howevi
towards recovery and for the last six moat
have felt myself a perfectly well man.
have recommended the pills to many peol
and am only too glad to assist others
health through the medium of this wonde
ful medicine. I cannot say too much I
what it has done for me."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain all t
elements necessary to give new life and ric
ness to the blood and restore shatter
nerves. They are for sale by all druggist
or may be had by mail from Dr. Willian
Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y., f,
fifty cents per box. or six boxes for $2.50.
MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLI
Some Drugs Cost Over Their Weight
the Yellow MetaL
Some months ago, at an exhibitic
of the American Public Health Ass
ciation in Brooklyn, one manufactu
ing chemist handed in mediciies ti
total value of which amounted 1
some $30, 000. The most costly drt
in the collection was that labelE
-Hom-atropine hydrobromate, cryst.
[n all six pounds of it were containe
n a single lar, and the price there<
was $12,600, or $2,100 per poun<
This expensive remedy is an alkaloit
trtificially prepared from atropine,
reparation of belladonna.
Another costly medicine shown wi
n aconite alkaloid in the form of a
amorphous powder, prepared froi
aonitum napelius. Three pounds <
his was valued at $489.50. A thr4
nd one-quarter ounce bottle<
nemnonia was priced $191.45. C
affeine there were thirteen differex
preparations in small bottles, ranj
ng in price from $16 to $28 a Dot'le
A small vial of a tetter wart prepa:
tion called chelidomine alkaloid wi
narked $88. Cocaine is another e:
pensive medicine, four pounds of
eing there yalued at $420. A ne
form of cantharidin crystals wE
riced $143 a small vial
A fifteen-ounce bottle of a prepar
ion of morphine, called codeine phol
hate, stood for *135. Digitali
ermaine, the great heart remedj
osts about $70 per pound. A fitt
unce bottle of "true cotoin" sellsa
70 an ounce. The South America
Idian arrow poison, as preparedi
he form of crystals and used as
edicine In hydrophobia and lock jat
osts $35 an ounce. A still more e:
ensive form of crystals named hy<
cine hydrobromate, is valueda
1, 166.66 per ounce. Certain othi
rgs varied In price all the way frol
12 to $3i5 per ounce.
Papalne alkaloid, a vegetable pel
in obtaIned from the juice of th
elon tree in tropical America, sel)
or $180 a pound. A solvent for dit
heric membrane is valued at $14.5~
n ounce. The calabar bean comi
n for very costly preparations chiefl
sed in diseases ot the eye and loc]
aw. One of these, physostigmin
lkaloid, is valued at the sumc
109.35 rer ounce. Another prepari
ion of the same costs somethiing ove
$1i3 an ounce. A special formc
itrate crystal, prepared from th
eaves of the jarborandi, pilocarpu
ennati tolius, and used in consum]
~ion, is priced at $37, ounce value.
The list might be indefinitely e:
ended, for the number of new ani
ostly drugs is on the daily increase
t would be hard, indeed, to find th
ruggist who Is familiar with all
hose now on the market. Td pre
ure anything like accurate knowl
dge on this point the immense pha:
acopo.ia of the United States mus
not only be studied, but those al-o o
ermany and Great Britain, thena
selves vast complications of scientif!
tally assorted facts.
Out of this great number of remi
is, however, but few are in actua
use, and the task of the piractica
haralst is, therefore, not so hope
essly bewildering as it would seem
o the cost of the drugs he manipt
ates must, moreover, be added a cer
a per centum of the cost of his owl
rainig-let alone that of the pre
scribing physiclan, Putting all thi
and thati together, it would seem
atter of wonder, nat that It costs a
uch, but that it costs so little fo
the luxury of being ill.--Pittsburgi
One of the latest triumphs I1
Themical science is represented by th
production of artificial quinine. Th
new substance is absolutely identica
with the natural products of the cin
hona trce, and the discovery whic]
s due to two French scientists,
ikely to bring down the pric
f that valuable drug considei
ably. It is believed, too, that thi
anufacture may lead to the disco'
ry of new bodies analogous to qu
ine which may have great therapel
iea vale. -
The Trail of a Mooae.
The trail of a moose, leading some.
,imes for miles together through a net
or vork of fallen debris, the labor of fol
owing him, and to do so climbing
s.) ver and under the innumerable fallen
is ogs and interlacing branches, may be
of nore easily imagined than described.
he However wearv the hunter may be, he
ce nust never for one instant relax his
ne :aution, and in those large silent woods
by iever, if possible, break a stick.
TO The myse has an intensely acutt
se ;ense of hearing and smelling, and as,
>. f course, despite all his caution, when
iunting before the snow has come, the
o1 iunter, although moccasin-clad, must
aa areak sticks sometimes, he finds fre
on juently, after working his way on the
trail through one of these horrible
a woods, that on reaching the other side
ad the quarry has started off across a mile
er f open prairie to seek the shelter of
'r- ,similar cover on the other side.
be As the moose, even when undis
to turbed, is a tremendous walker, brows
in ing on the low willows as he goes,
there is no knowing when or where he
n. will stop again. Things being thus, it
id. follows that the days when there is a
7Iy high wind are the best by far forhunt
as ing. Then in the crashing of the fall
an ing branches and the rattling of the
u- limbs of the trees the wary brute gete
en careless, and in easier of approach.
he Blackwood's Magazine.
to In a recent article ou Cofree and Cocoa. the
I eminent German Chemist. Profesur Stutzer,
O speaking of the Dutch proce-s of preparing
)r- Cocoa by the addition of pota.h. and of ihe
ad process common in Germanny in which anno
ne nia is added. says: "The only result of these
s processes is to make the liquid appear turbid
to the eye of the consumer. without efTeeting
a real solution of the Cocoa sul.st a nee;. This
fartificial naLnipiubIttion for the purpose of so.
en called solubilit' is, ther-fore. mcre or less in
it spired boy deception. and always talacs plate at
the cost of purity, picasant taste, useful action
, and aroma-tc tlavor. The treatnent of Cocoa
by such chemical means is entirely objection
yable. . . . Cocoa treated with potash or
ammonia wouid be entirely unsalable but for
thesupplementary addition of artificial flavors
of by whi-h a porr substitute for the aroma
et driven out into the air is ofered to the con
to suiner." The dilicious Breakfast Cocoa made
by Walter 1Baker & Co., of Dorchester, Mass.,
is absolutely pare and soluble. No chemicals,
bs or dyes. or artwicial flavors are used in it.
to An electric street sprinkler is in use
r- in Philadelphia. It has two thirty
or horse power motors, holds 2700 gallons
h of water and runs 15 miles an hour.
d @Denrsts Cannot ne Cured
s by local application 4. as they cannot reach the
S diseased portion of the ear. There is only one
r way to cure Deafness, and that is by constitu
tional remedies. Deafne-s is caused by an in
ilamed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets in
3 flamed you have a rumbling sound or imper
fect hearing. and when it is entirely clued
Deafness is the result, and unless the intlamn
11 mation can be taken out and this tube re
stored to its normal condition, hearing will be
destroyed forever; nine cases out ten are
1D caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an in
3amed condition of the mucous surfaces.
W' we will give Ohe Hundred Dohllars for any
r- 'case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
e Circulars, free.
1o 0 F. J. Csrn:y & Co., Toledo, 0.
M"Sold by Drugists.75c.
Th'.m Needed No Pressing.
d Choly--There was one thirg in
f avor of the boiler-plate trousers the
odknights wore. Chappie-What
wsthat. Cholly-J1f they once got
a a crease in them it would stay. -
'AGENTS, organizers, lodge officers write for
n particulars; best frtaternal insurance plan; big pay
'.kF. Kecynolds, Exchange Building, IBoston, flass
SHe-What about those new neigh
ibors you called on to-cday? She
SWell, they said they had to come to
Sthe village to avoid society and7
Sbegged me to call often. -J udge.
* Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for chn!dren
[t eeti oftens the gums. reduces inflammau
tin ' a sain. cures wind colic. s5c. a bottle
SAn English paper contains the an
nouncement of a cure for blushing.
i arrs Clover Root, the great blood purIfter,
iS given freshntess and clearness to the comeionh~i
anid cures constiuation 253 e ts. 50 ets.. si.
The very latest astronomical works
'a catalogue between 6000 and 7000
n ''double stars."
aRlepresenltative men as agents mn every town:
I travelitng orlocal; permanent position; salary
g. . ad cotmmission. Chautauqua Nursery Co., 30.
25 alain St., P'ortland, 3. Y.
d1 Platinum, nas been drawn into
smooth wire so iine that it could not
be distinguished by the naked eye,
even when stretched across a piece of
18 Dr. Kilmer's SA r - EOOT- cure
)' all Kidney and Bladder troubles.
7 Pamphlet and Consultation free.
LaboratorBnrha mtoa. N. ,.
YIt is supposed that at a distance *of
thirty miles below the surface metals
e ad rocks are at white hteat.
1 I have found Pimso's Cure for Consumption an
r nfailitng inedicin.-E. it. Lora, 13oS Scott St.,
Govinigton, Ky., Ucet. 1, 18it4.
e Gas pipes are made of manilla
If allicted wlth soreeyes use Dr. IsaacmTomnp
so'stye-water.Drug'jtstsell at25c. pet ottle
Whas Papa Said,
e Mfr. Bigwaist-And so your father
f ~as been giving you some po nts mn
physology and has told you that all
-persons' bodies are composed~ ma nly
- o: water. Little lPobbe--All except
Iyou. he sa'd. "Exccpt me?" '\ s
jhe sa d you were made up mainly oY
.The Swiss government has voted
,1 20,000 for the preparation of a new
ichool map of the country. It is to
. be distributed free to all schools. -
Purify Your Blood
.Strengthen and invigorate your nerves and
muscles, tone your stomach and digestive
organs, and build up yotur whole system by the
ue of Hood' s Sarsaparilla if you would avoid
the grip, pneumonIa, diphtheria and typhtoid
f e ver. These diseases
e seek for theie most ready
e victims, persour, who are
wetk, tired, debilitated
and all run down, owing to Impure and Impov
erished blood. Hlood's sarsaparilla purifies and
vitalizes the blood and thus wards off disease.
Hood's PIlls cure nausea, sick headache.
[ tCough syrup. Tastes Good. Use
intme ol y rggss
Cures Ninety-eight per cent. of al
cases of Consumption, in all it.
Although by many believed to be incura
ble, there is the evidence of hundreds of
living witnesses to the . that, in all itv
earlier stages, consumn-m is a curabb
disease. Not every case, but a large per
centagZe of cases, and we believe,fully 92
per cent. are cured by Dr. Pierce's Goldeti
Medical Discovery, even after the disease
has progressed so far as to induce repeatec
bleedings from the lungs, severe lingerni
cough with copious expectoration (includ.
ing tubercular matter), great loss of fies:
and extreme emaciation and weakness.
Do you doubt that hundreds of such case.
reported to us as cured by "Golden Med.
ical Discovery " were genuine cases of tha1
dread and fatal disease? You need not take
our word for it. They have, in nearly every
instance, been so pronounced by the bes1
and most experienced home physicians,
who have no interest whatever in mis
representing them, and who were ofter
strongly prejudiced and advised agains1
a trial of "Golden Medical Discovery,'
but who have been forced to confess tha1
it surpasses, in curative power over this
fatal malady, all other medicines witl
which they are acquainted. Nasty cod:
liver oil and its filthy "emulsions" anc
mixtures, had been tried in nearly all these
cases and had either utterly failed to bene.
fit, or had only seemed to benefit a little foi
a short time. Iixtract of malt, whishey,
and various preparations of the hypophos.
phites had also been faithfully tried in vain.
The ohotographs of a large number of
those cured of consuniption, bronchitis
lingering coughs, asthma, chronic nasa
catarrh and kindred maladies, have beer
skillfully reproduced in a book of i64
pages which will be mailed to you, on re
ceipt of address and six cents in stamps.
Address for Book, World's Dispensary
Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
You are all right
Liver and Bowels
0 are performing
# their functions
EASILY Carred in Pocket
50 Cents a Box. 0
At Druggists. o
?~.- k with Wehetable
UNU 4MU~U t ceds. mayto
ciand ease pro-tI
inuned hopeless. From first dose symptoms rap
ly ~disa p;'ear.and in ten dlays at leaist two-thirds o1
ll sympt~omxsare removed. BOOK of testimonials
,f miiraceulouls cures sent FREE.
L'EN DAYS TREATMENT FURNISHED FREI
>y mail. Dr. H. E. GREEN & SONS, Specialists,
AnStyles, 4 to 600 h. p,
It E A
, ft. BLoCKS
send for Catalogues to
A. B. Farquha r Co., Ltd., York, Pa.
WALTER BAKER &CO.
The Largest Manufacturers of
PURE, HICH CRADE
CO0O0A8 ANDI CHOCOLAMS
7.on this Continent, have receivedi
from the great
iC or other Cbcehls, or Dye a.
Ther deliciouts BILEAK FAS COCOA Is absolutely
pure and soluble, and costs less than onze cent a cup.
SOLO BY GROCERS EVERYWHERE.
WALTER DAKER& 00. DORCHESTER, MASS,
SFOR FIFTY YEARS!
frther c1i'len hi T-tliln fo ove
Fifty Years. Ir soothes the child. sof tens~
~ us ~lys a a~n cre wid couec,
Twentty..no Cents a Botda.,
A GENTS WANTEfl IN EVERY TOWN TO
-t sll.Tohnston's Automatic blind catch andl
storm faittener. Auddress, J. D. JOLINSTON, New
ort. Ithode Island.
A City of Ad1tentists.
The oddest town in New York Stab
xS said to be Alfred Center, in Alle
heny County. It is a farming sec
ion and every Friday night at sunset
ork of every kind ceases. Mirth and
erriment are likewise put aside.
hen for twenty-four hours the time
f all is given to worship, hymn and
raise. The early Puritans observed
heir Sabbaths with no more rever
nce than do the residents of thislittle
ountry town observe Saturday. They
re Seventh-Day Adventists, and
owhere else in the State are their
enets so strictly lived up to. When
he sun sets Saturday night the village
prings into busy life again. Stores
re opened, promlenaaters appear,
worldly affairs are resumed and the
own becomes as jolly and joyous as it
as solemn and severe a few minutes
efore sunset. Sunday farmers are
lowing, tradesmen are at their coufr
ers, shop wheels and blacksmiths'
ammers are humming and ringing,
ad no sound of church bells mingles
n i.-Detroit Free Press.
THE CONGO RIVER.
Its Course is Now Known from Its Source
to tte ' ea.
The second in volume of the grea
rivers of the world is known at last
from its main source to the sea, says
:he New York Sun. Seventeen years
io Mr. Stanley paddled down the
F ongo for 1,200 miles and hauled his
oats around 300 milesof rapids. Since
that time no part of the world has been
the field of so many explorations. We
are now indebted to Mr. Mohun, our
3onsul on the Congo, for filling up the
last gap in the preliminary survey of
tthe main river.
About two years ago AlexanderDel
2ommune followed the Lukuga River
to the Congo. This river was long a
puzzle. Geographers were divided in
>pinion as to whether it was the outlet
)f Lake Tanganyika. It was twenty
rears after the lake was discovered be
Core explanation had conclusively es
:ablished the fact that its waters flowed
kvestward through the Lukuga,* In
:racing this river to the Congo Delcom
aiune did what many an explorer has
Deen compelled to do: He applied the
sponge to the map of Africa, besides
adding details to it. The Arabs had
aid that the Lukuga and the Congo
mingled their waters in a large lake
aamed Landji. The Belgian explorer
proved that this was not so, and Lake
Landji is now disappearing from its
familiar place on the African maps.
No traveler had ever traced the Con
-o between its junction with the Lu
kuga and Tippu Tib's old town of Kas
songo, which several explorers have
nade well known. This is what Mr.
Mohun has done. He has added about
i ighty- five miles of surveys to the
maps. His discoveries are purely of
eographical interest, for this stretch
f river adds nothing to the Congo's
importance as a commercial highway.
[n no other part of the Congo's course
aave rapids and cataracts been found
3o numerous and crowded so closely to.
Awhile ago we could not have saic.
hat Mr. Mohun's journey completed
the preliminary survey of the Congo,
because it was not then known whether
the Luapula or the Lualabia branch of
the upper Congo was the better entitled
to be known as the main river. Del
3ommune's investigation showed, how
aver, that at the point where these
iavers meet the Luapula supplies much
the larger quantity of water. The Lu
alaba, not yet completely known, is
therefore the tributary, and the little
river Chambesi, which rises near the
aorthern end of Lake Nyassa, and after
passing through Lake Bangweolo be
3omes the Luapuala, is entitled to fame
as the head stream of the mightiest
-i-er in Africa.
THE MOST PLEASANT WAY
Of preventing the grippe, colds, head
aches, and fevers is to use the liquid
laxative remedy Syrup of Figs, when- 6
ever the system needs a gentle, yet
effective cleansing. To be benefited
one must get the true remedy manu
factured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only. For Bale by all druggists in
50c and S1 bottles.
Metals can be welded without fns
ing by applying strong pressure for
Summer Weakneus, that tired feeling, loss
of appetite and nervous prostration are driven
away by Hlood's Sarsaparilia, like mist before
the morning sun. To realize the benefit of this
great medicine, give it a trial.
Sure, efficient, easy-Hood's Pil.
Pneumatic tires have been founda
very serviceable on hospital ambu-,
of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Ripans ~
Tabules do not weigh a o unce but they contain y
many pounds of good. One tabule gives relief.
Try for yourself'the next time you have a head
ache or bilious attack.
Fruit wrapped up in brown paper .
will stand 15 degrees more of colI
than if not thus protected.
Old Visiting Cards. c
Some fifty years ago, when a house b
an Dean street, Soho, was being re- K
paired, on removing a marble chimney
piece in the front drawing room, four
:>r five "visiting" cards were found,
mne with the name of Isaac Newton on
.t. The names were all written on the
:>acks of common playing cards. The
aouse in Dean street was the resi
fence of Hogarth, or bjs father-in-law.
In "Marriage a la Mode," (Plate 4,)
this celebrated picture by Hogarth sup
plies an additional proof of play
:ng cards having done duty as
visiting cards and cards of invitations
luring the middle of the last century.
There are several lying on the floor in
the righthand corner of the picture.
Dne is inscribed: 'Count Bassett begs
to no how Lade Squader slept last
nite." Soon after this period some par
ticularly ingenious individual hit upon
the idea of supplying fantastically
,and-written cards to the "nobility and
g entry," and very elaborate and gor
geous specimens of stationery and call
graphy these same cards were.
Then the inevitable evolution set in,
and cards soon developed into respect
able specimens of the engraver's art,
and, though various changes took place
in the shapes and sizes, eventually the
sensible cards, as used at the present
:lay, soon took a hold on the public,
and the neatest and plainest have re
mained the fashion. But the fantastic
and absurb reigned for some considera
able time, and stationers vied with "
sach other as to who could produce the
most elaborate. The present writer
has seen some of the earlier cards quite
ten inches long by six inches broad,
with lace bordering.-Notes and Quer-L
CaUing the Turn.
Reginald-Heavens, Edith! you
.ioubt my sincerity? Hear me swear
-by the blue sky above us, by yon
red sun sinking in the purple west,
by the green fields, the yelow
Edith f interrupting)-That will do.
Reginald. Black-and-white swearing
at a notary puhtic's is good enough
for me. -Judge.
Pen Inkley-I think I shall try my
aand at magazine poetry. Faber
Do you thing you are capable? Ycu
know magazines require something
more than rhyme." Pen Inkley (en
thusiastically)-Capablel Why, it's
lust in my ge I'ye been running
the puzzle ciepartmnent of our paper
For twenty years folks all over the world have cured
rheumatism, neuralgia, and all other pains and aches by
using St. Jacobs Oil. There must be something in it,
for you couldn't fool all the people for so many years.
What They Are For
Biliousness indigestion sallow skin
lyspepsia bad taste in the mouth pimples
ick headache4 foul breath torpid liver
>ilious headache loss of appetite depression of spirits
hen these conditions are caused by constipation; and con.
tipation is the most frequent cause of all of them.
One of the most important things for everybody to
earn is that constipation causes more than half the sick
iess in the world; and it can all be prevented. - Go by
3 Write to B. F. Allen Company, 365 Canal street, New
Vork, forthe little book on CONSTIPATION (its causes con
equences and correction); sent free. If you are not within
reach of a druggist, the pills will be sent by mail, 25 cents.
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Case of 7the Eling Passion.
Human nature is a queer thing. .6
an died in New Jersey not far from
ere last week who was worth $100,
'00 and had no near relative. About
a hour before he died he asked for a
orkman who occupied a little house
n the place. The physician and nurseFrhace(weerionevs)toahe
irmised that now the dying Dives was nuagaremtslmao an n ek
bout to give that little home to thelvrpurs,4inoftejt adaisoal
orkman who had been faithful sowilaod meitesanIscoiudusfo
any years. "Lazarus," said the dying arwdy fet emnncr.
an Dives (that was not the workman's ACUEFR LL
ame, however), "you only paid me
on the last rent, and in ccae.I die I .
ant to have things straight, you know, flflfC npat,
> I'd like you to pay the other $2."
he money was paid, and a few mhin- DSETRDA IE,
tea after clutching it Dives breathed
is last apparently happy.---Philadel- H L R O B S
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