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Uncle Jabez's Advice,
00 tips wrong
for tater plantin',"
Jabez Whalens, as
he sat in front of
the old farmhouse
and between whiffs
of tobacco smoke
threw forth casual
weather and kind
red topics, "but t'won't pay ter wait
eny longer; it can't allus be jest ter
suit us and one had better not be too
partic'lar; besides, I've seen the best
moon 'maginable turn out taters all
soggy, and, visy versy, I've knowed
-he wust one fetch a good crop."
"It's jest 'bout the same as 'tis with
ople," he went on, after a moment's
ause. "Them folks that prance
'round in fine clothes may be all holler
at the core, while an old pair of over
alls kin cover the legs o' the best mazi
"What do yeon think 'bout thet,
Jane?" said he, turning so as to ad
dress a comely young girl who sat in
the doorway, cutting potatoes for the
aext day's planting.
"You are always right, Uncle
Jabez," answered the girl, tossing her
"'Twant a very 'stonishin' thing ter
say, I'll low," continued the old man,
"but 'tis one people sometimes fergit.
I'd some intention of applyin' thet re
mark ter geou, Sis, but it don't seem
jest right when I see how purty yeou
Jane laughed merrily, and going to
the old man put her arms around his
neck and kissed him. "How would
you apply it to me, Uncle Jabez?"
said she softly.
"Wall, now," said Uncle Jabez,
"yeou've tuk me so sudden like thet 1
hardly know what ter say, but what I
mean is thet yeou shouldn't git high
notions. I'll 'low yeou're purty level
on most things, but same 'plys ter
courtin'and fellers and poetry and sech
like. Seems ter me, yeou don't care
so much fer young Hobbes over there
as you used ter afore thet city chap
come over ter the Rutledges ter waste
the summer. 4 Better not judge too
inuch by the outside shell..
"Hobbes ain't so smooth lookin',
p'raps, but he's got common edication
and sense. Thet young Rutledge may
know how ter say cuter things 'cause
he's from the city, where people's
heads is allus full o' trash, and he may
hev lots o' money, but fer jest them
reasons he ain't goin' ter marry any
girl from the country; besides, them
fine birds thet roost so high and are
so 'fraid o' their feathers ain't worth
)ickin' when they're caught."
Jeannette Clifford loosened her hold
in Uncle Jabez's neck, and the red
mounted to her brow as she resumed
lher seat in the doorway.
Uncle Jabez Whalens was a privi
.ged character in that section of the
country, passing as a sort of encyclo
psedia of information and always ready
with good-natured advice.. He was
uncle to everybody ,and generally
loved and respected. His home for
manay years past had been with the
Cliffords, and the family regarded him
with even more reverence than if he
bad been one of the family.
coannette worked in silence for some
.ninutes while Uncle Jabez smoked
vigorously at his pipe. "Well," said
she, finally, drawing a long breath of
determination, "51r. Rutledge seems
like a gentleman and is very much
more easy mannered than Oscar
Hobbes, and if he wants to show me
attentions I shall not object until Isee
something really bad in him. If Oscaz
doesn't like it he can lump it."
"Jane," said Uncle Jabez, while the
ixpression on -his good-natured face
softened into a sudden seriousness.
"I may-be a trifle for'ord, but there's
some things I don't like 'bout thet
feller thet yeou mayn't hev noticed
an' it makes me b'lieve him shaller.
The sight o' him o' set me thinking o'
something thet happened a long time
ago, afore I knew yeou or your dad or
eny o' the folks 'round here ; when I
lived back East and had a little girl o'
'yowun 'bout your age.,
"I never said much 'bout Sal, but if
y'eou'll come and sit on this bench I'll
sell yeou something I've4~never told
SThe old man's voice had grown
isky, his face twitched and he seemed
to be struggling to keep back the tears
from his eyes.
Jeannette forgot her momentary re
sentment and carried her basket te
e the little scat close to him.
"I will listen," said she. _.
'-Tho~d man sat in silence for sime
mloments, looking off into the dis
"Yeou lock a good deal like Sal "
aid he, finally, laying down his pip;
and looking into her face.
"Seems ter me I never noticed th<
resemblance so much afore. She had
jest sech eyes and hair and was like
wise purty, but she died afore she was
quite as old as yeou. We use tcr live
in the country and had a place some
thing like your dad's, with a great big
house and barn and a brook runnin'
thru' the meadder, and two big oak
trees back o' the house thet seemed ter
spread their great branches over the
roof protectin' like, only they some
times was a bit bothersome, filli' the
eaves troughs full o' leaves and acorne
and rottin' the shingles 'cause the
shadder kept off the sun.
4In front o' the house was flowers
mad lilac bushes and a row o' maple
trees and a gravel path leadin' from
the stone at the bottom o' the door
step to the yard gate. Sal tuk care of
the flowers and kept the grass mowedl,
and everything looked as slick and
clean as eny o' the fine places in the
city, and she was a powerful help tc
her mother, and sometimes I used ter
think her cookin' beat her mother's,
but 'taint no use dwellin' ou n e
"Sal went ter school winters ans
Lilus left off headimost, and her tea cheor
was allus a savin' wh-:t a scholar she
was, till one day Esa Simpson stopp.ed
it our houise and toll as how 't was~ no
use sendin' her, as s'u couldnt teach
har no more.
"'Then we sent her to the 'cademy,
mna at Chris'mas I 1,ought her an
organ, ani it 't.wad very long "forc
she was play~' in the church at the
yillage and w'ms allus wainted waie:
there was w'as to be conccrts and do
i'ds 2' enfj kind.
"Everybody thouht her as good ae
gold, and she never seemed out o' sorts
with anything, but was allus a smilin'
and sayin' happy things.
"She bein' so good-tempered and
likewise purty, 'twant surprisin' thai
we had lots o' company. She used al'
the fellers first-rate, but Joe Mar - .
was allus her favorite, and I kind o'
liked Joe and hoped 'twould make a
natch, but after she come home from
the 'cademy I kind o' thought thet
she'd got her mind fixed on something
higher than Joe and the rest o' UE
-ountry folks, she still was as good as
"I knew she couldn't hev knowe6
much of the 'cademy chaps, 'cause
they was too strict with the rules, but
she'd seen 'em an' heard 'em recite in
,he class room, ministers' sons and
lawyers' sons and sech like, and 'twant
;urprisiu' if she saw a difference 'tweer
'em and the fellers 'round home as
only went to school wiiters.
"I didn't pay much attention ter
-he change, which want really notice
ible enough to be wuth mentionin',
ferl thought as how 'twould all wear
away and she'd be willin' ter marry
joe or some one what's her ekal anc
qettle down on the old farm.
"She was beginnin' ter be more like
her old self, happy-like all the time,
when one day a young feller come ter
the village, 'ter spend his vacation,
so he said.
"He was tall and handsome and had
a mustache thet looked like silk, only
I didn't like it 'cause 'twas yaller, andi
be boarded at the village hotel. Every
day he'd git a team from the livery
and go cavoortin' 'rwond the country,
spendin' lots o' money and a-puttin
on all sorts o' airs.
"He told as how his father owned a
big lot o' property in Boston, and how
he was in business with him, but as
how his health -was kind o' broker
:own, and the doctors had 'vised him
ter go rustics.tin'. So he rusticated
'round our neighborhood all summer,
rnd people come ter think him jest
"I didn't like him first-rate after I
saw how ready he was ter squander
money, fer when a man finds time ter
do nothin' three or four months at a
stretch and then shows no signs o'
stoppin', something's allus the mat
"Well, he got acquainted with on
3al and used ter be 'round our place
, good share o' the time, but I said
notin', as I saw thet Sal liked him
better than the other fellers, and af
t'r all I didn't hev any good reason
ter find fault. I kind o' hoped thei
somethin' 'ud happen ter tire her ol
him, but they only got more intimate.
"Joe finally quit comin' and Sal got
ter standin' at the gate with the city
chap 'long inter the evenin's, and he'd
take her ridin', and when she'd come
back her face 'ud be all aglow and
she'd sing 'round the house all day,
but sometimes her mind 'ud kind o'
wander 'way from her work and she'd
o 'bout thinkin'.
"I 'spected what the matter was,
but thought 'twan't no use savin' any
thing, so I let it run along for a time.
but one day I heerd something 'bou1
the feller I didn't like, so I told Sal
md 'vised her ter hey nothin' more
ter do with him, but she flared up as
[ never seen her do before and said as
low she was a-goin' ter marry him.
he next minute she begun cryin' and
ome and kissed me and said soft and
low as how he was a gentleman and si
well eddicated and how he was a-goin~
ter take her~ ter a fine place in the city.
There I cud come and live, too.
"So we talked a long time and I be
gun ter think thet p'haps 'twas all fer
the best, still I vowed I'd stay on the
arm, where I belonged, and not &.
tantin' off ter the city.
"The young feller staid all winter ,
the doctors had 'vised him ter, so h
"Long the next spring, in 1ay.
when everything was bloomin' ag'in
ed summer was beginnin' ter peei
out o' the groud and when evervthin:
o notice that Sal didn't smile so much
s she used ter and ehe seemed to fer
git how tcr sing, and when the city
hap come 'round she'd git kind o6
wevous and seemed allus tryin' ter
acse him, and sometimes I'd sea 't-m
:alkin' together earnest like, but he
idn't come so often and didn't seem~
o mighty anxious ter be perlite and
aice as afore.
"Still he'd lots ter say 'bout Boston
nd his father's money and sech like,
&nd 'twas kind 'o understood 'mong
s thet they'd git married in the fall.
ad time, thought I, fer no time's so
good as 'when thenfowers and trees are
ll ablossom with promises of happi
ess, but I said nothin' and only hoped
bey'd be happy.
"One day I druy over ter Scottsville,
about ten mile away, and while there
[heard something surprisin'.
"They was tellin' at the hotel as
iow a sheriff was there ter 'rest a fel
er as had forged a big note out E.s
sud was hid somewhere 'round in tih
-ountry. He'd been caught the;
nornin', they said, while out ridin',
md the Sheriff had had a terrible time
gettin' the handcuffs onto him.
"Everbody was excited and a-talk
n', for no suc-h thing had ever heein
heord oni 'round there aforc. I aslea~
o questions, but when I1 heerd thet
he SheriET was comin' with the pris
er I went out with the crowd ter
ee him, and there was the feller as
Lad been spendin' his vacation a hul'
er 'round our neighborhood.
"Ho grinned and nodded when he
seen me, but I was too much tuck back
er say anything.
"I hitched up the horses and drus
r.oe, terribly upset and wonderin' as
:ow I could ever tell Sal. I tried ter
o it gently, but made blunderin'
york of it. When I got done she just
stretched out her arias and grew so
paio that I thought she was dyin'.
"I tried ter comfort her, and
hught as hcw now thet the feller
ad gone, thet she'd take up with
some one 'round home, but she only
got whiter every day.
Finally a paper come, tellin' how the
(e'ler had been tried and sent ter the
state's Prison for eighteen years. I
tried ter keep it a seeret, but one day
i heerd of it and she found the paper,
ud when she read it she jest screamed
ot loud as ir she was crazy.
"11er mothe'r and I did all we cud
o pacify her, b)ut we cuan't do nothmin'
md she kept mdoanin' all the while,
-i go where he is; I must go where
om fel sic nar ttk on so, and
iuk on so, and we sent for the doctor,
6nd when he come and felt her pulse
and talked with her he shook his head
and told us how Sal was dvin'.
The old man stopped in his talk and
fumbled around for his pipe. His
voice had grown husky again. He
anally found it, and after filling the
bowl with some rotten oak leaves which
ne had picked up from the ground and
pulled to pieces during his story, tried
to smoke, but with a pitiful lack of
success. With tears in his eyes he sat
or a long interval gazing off into the
distance. At last he laid down his
pipe, and taking Jeannette's hand iD
lis, went on:
When she was laid out in the coffin,
roe come ter see her, and he jest broke
down and cried like a baby. Joe loved
her, he did, and if she had only tuk
up with him it might hev been dif
"Her mother only lived a year longer
and she died too, and we buried her
py the side of Sal, and when I was back
Fhere four years ago come next August,
the flowors was a growin' over her
,rave as I'd planted there afore I left.
"I hev never heerd anything more
'bout thet city feller, but yeou know
now why I feel so much agin' people
as hev lots o' time and money ter wasie
and nothin' ter do."
Jeannette put her arms around Uncle
Jabez's neck and kissed him, while th6
tears rolled down her cheeks. "I am
awfully (sorry," she sobbed. "Poor
sal, poor Sal."
A month later, while Uncle Jabez
was taking another observition of the
moon, some one nudged his elbow.
He turned and there stood Oscar
Hobbes, his honest, sun burnt face
radiant with happiness, and by his
side was Jeannette. They said noth
ing, but Jeannette raised her arms un
til they encircled Oscar's neck, and
Uncle Jabez understood and blessed
them on the spot.-Chicago News.
Gertie Gushier--"I don't see ho
you can bring yourself to marry him.
His small statue makes him absolutely
insignificant." Sarah Shrewdly
"Yes; but there is nothing of that
sort the matter with his income."
Intended as a Compliment-Mis
Elderly (coquettishly)--"The material
is very good, but the colors are too
gay for a person of my age." Well
meaning Clerk-"Oh, I'm sure you
are not half as old as you look."
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Says a great nerve doctor, 'Should devote hall
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'W HEN IT'S COLD.
When needles are in your fingers and toes
When icicles hang from the snow-man's nose ;
When the frost on the pane makes sugary
And wagon-wheels over the hard ground
When the toughened old farmer flings round
As if he'd throw them across two farms;
When ears are rubbed and noses are red,
And sheets are like ice in the spare-room
When water-pipes burst, and wells freeze up,
And the tea isn't hot when it leaves the cup,
When stray dogs coming along the street
Never stand for a second on all four feet I
When little boys cry if they have to be out,
Aad are heard for a full half-mile if they
When the day is as clear as the thoughts that
)ut into the world from 8hakspere's head
When the air about seems as still as a rock,
And a sudden noise is a sudden shook,
-knd the earth seems deserted, lonely, and
You are pretty sure that it's pretty cold !
PITH AND POINT.
Getting a shine on your shoes-Sit
ting in the sun.-Hallo.
Even a lean person may fall plump
into the water.-Lowell Courier.
Can a hungry man make a square
meal off of round stake?2-Lowell
The baker who mixes his dough
properly has a soft thing of it.--Buf
The fellow who was married in the
Ferris wheel ought to make a good all'
round husband.-Plain Dealer.
The pup was so good natured
That the trf.mps all turned him down
30 they put a muzzle on him,
And he terrined the town.
"Yes, Minerva, there is a difference
between getting an option on apart
ments and getting a flat refusal."
The political worker is willing to
turn in when wanted and to turn out
at times, but his abhorence is a turn
She-"It is rank injustice to say
that a woman is inferior to a man in
reasoning powers." He-'"Why?" She
-" Because. ".'Detroit Tribune.
In the gloaming, 0 my darling,
As the deep'ning shades advance,
I will meet you ; tie the dog up
So he cannot gnaw my pants.
-Kansas City Journal.
In Lapland the style in feminine al
ire has not changed in 1000 years.
What a delightful place that must b<
for married men !--Hartford JournaL
He had an iron will, they said,
That never could be trusted,
But, like all iron, since he wed1
His will seems to have rusted.
"I hear you are going to be mar
ied?" "That is news to me." "Some
one surely told me you were engaged."
"That's different."--Pittsburg Chroni
"I insist upon your leaving the
house," she said angrily. "Certain
ly," he replied blandly; "I have no
intention of taking it with me. "-Free
Tommy--"Paw, what makes the
tars so bright?" Mr. Figg--"Oh,
these astronomers are scouring the
heavens all the time."-Idianapolii
"Mary had a little lamb,"
They sang. The youth denied.
"She had," he said, "a salad
And a dozen oysters, fried."
"They say he simply electrified his
Iharers at the debate the other night.'
"Why shouldn't he? He took the
negative and was very positive."
If revolutions never end in South~
America it should be remembered they
come round regularly, and that things
that are round naturally have no end.
- Philadelphia Times.
"You say that my work is easy com
pared with yours," said the hand-or
gan man to his monkey attachment,
"but I tell you it is an everlasting
grind. "-Rochester Democrat.
Police Sergeant-"What have you
run this man in for? Did you find
anything croo]:ed about him?" Of
ficer McGobb-"J. did sor ; It was a
corkscrew. "-Indianapolis Journal.
A conscienceless murderer has do.
frauded the legal profession by comn
mitting suicide. He has lost the
chance of an appeal after conviction,
and they have lost their fees.-Hallo.
He knelt at her feet In silence,
But no tender speech did he study, ;
She looked fair and sweet,
liut it wasn't a treat
To put on her overshoes muddy.
I ~-Chicago Inter-O.'eaa
"How long," says a contemporary,
"can one live without air?" It de
pends on the air. Most people could
live a long time without some of the
airs which h,.ve been popular the past
,twelve months."-Buffalo Quips. ..
BATTLE DEBRIS IN A WELL.
rons of 31aaket Balls and Other Material
j Found in Tennessee.
W. A. Woolson has just returned
:rom a business trip to Cumberland
3ap and Middlesborough, says the
Thattanooga Times, and while there
:ook pains to look up the truth of the
report that a well had been recently
:liscovered which was filled up by the
army during the war with several eases
>f guns and a number of barrels of
whisky, all in good condition, and that
t shrewd saloon-keeper had reaped
luite a harvest by having this same
:hirty-year-old whisky on tap and sell
ing it rapidly at 50 cents a drink. The
-ruth of the matter is that the well
was discovered, but no whisky or case
>f arms in good condition, but it was a
-emarkable discovery just thke same.
rhrough the courtesy of a gentleman
vho cleaned out the well *lr. Woolson
was shown the whole matter just as it
was. The well was located at the
aeadquarters of Gen. George W. Mor
-an of the Federal army, and is about
ight feet across and forty-two feet
leep, and was filled up by that Gener
il's order upon his hasty evacuation of
:he gap, which was immediately occu
aied by the "Johnnies."
The well contained about four and
2alf tons of musket balls of the old
Belgian or Harper's Ferry type; many
f them were the round ball with three
Duckshot. Also a number of eight and
iine-inch shells, with a few other
rinds; grape and canister were also
.ound, besides a quantity of other
:hings, such as damaged gun barrels,
)ayonets, camp kettles, tripods, stew
?ans, one anvil, full size; wagon
wheels, some pieces of steam engine,
;everai picks, shovels, mattocks, parts
)f tents, army shoes and an endless
luantity of other articles, such as boys,
ised about camp after they had got
well fixed and settled. A felt hat was
:aken out with the letter C of the com
>any still intact; also several hundred
nusket wrenches in good condition.
rhe paper had rotted off the cartridges,
which left the powder to mix with the
nud, making it a black mass some
:hing like a plum. A little back from
ieadquarters was the burrying ground,
.rom which the bodies were afterward
-emoved to the National Cemetery at
Enoxville. At this place was a flat
.imestone with the following inscrip
;ion: "In memory of Hardin H. Mc
Dullum, Company H, Forty-ninth Indi
ma. Died of wound Aug. 26, '62."
And at headquarters a board about a
Eoot wide was found with this inscrip
;ion: "T. F. Williams, Company A,
L85 0. V. I." The most remarkable
)art of this was the fact that after thir
y years beneath the surface wood,
eather, and cloth came out in a very
rood state of preservation.
A Battle For Blood
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and it is always victorious In expelling all the
foul taInts and giving the vital fluid the quality
and quantity of perfect health.
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills. 25c.
An English, officer has discovered
that the descendants of the pure-bred
Arab horse bear has a mark what is de
scribed as a dark blue tinge of the
skin. ___ __
That Is the best way to take a Ripans Tabule.
best because the most pleasant. For all liver and
stomach disordIers RIpans Tabules are the most
efrective remedy, in fact, the standard.
A few years ago a pair of wild ducks
were placed in a pond of' a park in
Berlin, Germany. The flock now
numbers more than seventy birds.
We think Piso's Cure for Consumption is the
only medicine for Coughs.-JENNIE PINCEARD,
Springfield, Ills., Oct. 1,1i'4.
The inhabitants of Thibet are the
dirtiest people on earth. Not only do
they never wash, but when once full
growth has been attained they never
take their clothes off. When the gar
ments they wear become old others are
out over them
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
tr than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liqmid
laxative principles embraced in the
remdy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a~ peifect lax
ative ; effectually cleansing the ,system,
dispelling colds, headaches and feveni
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millhons and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
nes, Liver and Bowels without weak
emg them and it is perfectly free froma
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug.
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs.
and being well informed, you will not
accent anx substitute if offered.
Raphael, Angelo, Rubens, Tasse
The "LINENE" ethe Best and Most Economi
cot, both sides fins1e alie hand ein doerof
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A 5aite Collar and Pair of Cunfs by mail for Bla
Cets. Name style and size. Address
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esent FRE E to readers of this
paper. Charles A. Baldwin 4; Co., 40 wall
street, New York.
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Is like a Good Temper,
Paper-making ranks fifth among ou
The Roman supper was in three
courses-soups, meats and fruits.
The King of Siam wears a goldei
hat which weighs twenty-seven pounds.
The use of cotton clcth was brought
to Europe by the Saracens, A. D. 800.
A one-armed resident of Youcalla,
Dregon, built, during the past month,
a house twenty-four feet square with
The State of Massachusetts at one
time previous to the Revolution
claimed the Pacific Ocean as its West
The relative ratios of the smaller
letters in ordinary printing is: Z, 1;
k, j, q, x, 3; b, v, 7; g, p, w, y, 10; e,
f, u, m, 12; d, 1, 20, h, r, 30; a, i, n,
o, s, 40; t, 45; e, 60-total, 532.
In Heligoland Sabbath begins at 6
p. m. on Saturday, when the church
bell is tolled, and ends on Sunday at
the same hour. Formerly no vessel
-ould leave port between those hours.
Vinegar will not split rocks, so Han
nibal could not thus have made his
way through the Alps. Nor will it
dissolve pearls, so that the story of
Cleopatra drinking pearls melted ir
vinegar must have been a fiction..
K~ W. Thomas, of Richmond, Va.,
waved his arm to his wife out of the
open window of a moving railroad car
one day recently and had, it badly
broken. It was hard to account for
the accident, but his arm is supposed
to have struck the mail-bag catcher.
The discovery of the process of tint
ing white paper was the result of sheer
carelessness. The wife of an English
paper-maker named East accidentally
dropped the "blue bag" into a vat of
pulp, where it lay long enough to give
the entire mass a bluish tint before sh!
could recover it.
~ The ibis, the sacred bird of Egypt,
is occasionally met with in the South,
particularly in Florida. In St. Augus
tine and other coast towns the birds
are frequently seen perched on the
ridge of the roof of house or stable.
They are easily tamed, and seem fond
of human company.
The age of the late dragon tree of
Orotava was variously estimated at
from 6000 to 10,000 years. On the
lowest estimate it surpassed not only
Domesday oaks and Soma cypresses,
but the Hedsor yew, with its 3200
years, and Alphonse Karr's baobabs of
~Senegal. 'Balfour gives the ages, as
ascertained by De Candolie, of the cy
press as 350 years, the oak 1500, the
ew 2820 and the baobab as probably
he same as the yew.
[n the Dome of St. Paid's Cathedral.
There is only one St. Paul's, and
npon the sn~mmit of its dome there ii
but one bail. At long intervals a Lon
doner, and more frequently a tourist,
elimbs to this ball and sticks his head
and shoulders inside. Having done
this and looked upon the heart of the
world from the stone gallery and the
golden gallery, and upon the congre
gation from the whispe-ring gallery, he
returns to earth and tells his friends
and acquaintances of his feat, and ad
vises them to follow his example. The
number of persons who make this pil.
grimage averages about forty per day.
T reach the ball it is necessary to
climb 640 steps of many varieties. The
proportions of the gilded globe are in
perfect keeping with itssurroundings.
It has a diameter of six feet, and twelve
persons can stand within its walls. It
weighs 56300 pounds. The gilded cross
that towers above it is fifteen feet ms
height. From this ball nearly all Loun
don is seen on a clear day. Why there
are so many kinds of steps in the cathe
dral no one pretends to explain. In
the opinion of those who have counted
them, to climb these steps is equal tc
covering twenty miles on an ordinary
road. It is un'versally considered,
however, that the return journey is
equal to a Itassian bath. The first
steps arc of wood. These are succeeded
by steps of stone, and these in turn by
ron ones. Then there are ladders,
some with a gentle slant, while othera
stand so straight that to those who
climb they appear to lean backward.
The first ladder stands on the crown of
second dome, where an officer gives
necessary directions to such mcn as
want to see the ball, for few try to go
above the crown of the dome, being
content to rest there and watch some
exceptionally active sightseer do the
rest. -Chicago Herald.
In Japan it is considered undigniied
to ride a hrse faster than a walk.
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Zs knwn to most persn.
They illustrat that greater quantity is
Not always most to be desird.
Thes" card& expres the benefcia quai
Ripana Tabules: Price, So cents a boar
Of druggists, or by aiL.
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FOR FIF~TY YEARS I
frtei children wieTeethin fo over
Fifty Years. It soothes the child, softens~
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AN INCOMPARABLE ALIMENT for tihe
CRowH and PROTECTION of INFANTS :snd
C H ILD RHEN
A superior nutritive in continued Fevers,
And a reliable remedial agent
In all gastric and enteric diseases,
often in instances of consultat~ion over
patients whose digestive organs were re
duced to such a low and sensitive condition
that the IMPERIAL GRANUM was
the only nourishment the stomach
would tolerate when LIFE seemed
depending on its retention ;
And as a FOOD it would be diffcult to
conceive of anything more palatable.
iSold by D RUGGISTS. Shipping Depot,
JOHN cARLE & SONS, New York.