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Packing-house lard, with all of its impurities and offensive
qualities, has been supplanted in the kitchens of thousands of
discriminating housewives by COTTOLKNK, the use of
which means better food, better health.
is pure vegetable oil, combined with wholesome,
digestible beef swot. It is endorsed by physicians
aa healthful and recommended by cooking experts
as preferable to all animal fata for shortening and
Tho genuine Cottotcno Is lold OTcrjrtvhcnj In ono to ton pound
yellow tili?, with our tnidP-imirks?"<'<ittolcnf" mid steer's head in
cotton-plant wreath?on every tin. >Jul guaranteed If Bold In any
other way. Made only by
THE N. IC. FAIRBANIC COMPANY,
S Chicago. 8t. Loub. New York. Tttontrcal.
I have used
for Consumption, and can
recommend it above all others
for Coughs and Colds.
It is selling1 like hot cakes.
GUSTAV FALK, Druggist,
Winton Place, Ohio.
"rClJ/?E^^f?V?PnC2If.rg5aS August 31, 1897.
I CONDITION OF THE RATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK OF ROAHOKE, ?
1 October 5,1897.
Loans nml discounts.$341,215.4?
United States bonds (to secure circulation) and premium. . 25.11)7.50
Heal estate, furniture, fixtures, &c. 13,910.23
Redemption fund with United States Treasurer. 1.125.00
Cash and exchange (gold coin $20,0001. 108,2:15.78
Capital, sin pins and profits.$122,104.1)0 ?
National hank notes outstanding. 22,500,00 X
> Deposits (individual, $355,2>-1.38; banks, $19,804.14). 375,088.53 ?
* $510,693 48 %
Preparing for Thanksgi.ing
makes busy times in the kitchen,but you
can save yourself much trouble by order?
ing your Heinz Miuce Meat or Atmore's
Plum Pu'Ming from us. We have all the
delicacies, relishes, sauces, canned goods,
fancy cakes and crackers that will make
your Thanksgiving dinner a success.
Nuts, raisins, cheese or fruits to cap the
feast with. _
SANDY P. FIBGAT & CO.,
116 Salem avenue.
WILL SOON BE HERE.
Then you will need a cheerful lire
glowing in the stove or range to prepare
the THANKSGIVING TURKEY.
To insure the best, order the belled
W. K. ANDREWS & CO.
to furnish your coal and wood, and you
? will have no trouble in heating or cook?
ftao'-a? ?tu? $
0-room residence, Church avenue, near |
Park street, lot 50x100 feet, corner lot,
all modern conveniences; $8,500, $400 or
$500 cash, balance $300 per year. Will
rent for $300 per year. A very desirable
QOne of the finest and most desirable
houses on CampbelI avenue, very large
grounds, lot 75x300 feet, splendid 0-tooni
house, beautiful cabinet mantles, $4,500,
$700 cash, balance easy.
0-room brick residence, Campbell ave?
nue, lot 50x130 feet, $l,900T $100 cash,
$20 per month. A barsaiti.
One of the best resiliences on Terry
Hill, 11. rooms, corner lot, beautiful
shade, several handsome cabinet nmut les,
lovely view, once sold for $0.000; W?
now offer at $8,000, $850 cash, $'2D or $80
per month. Don't fail to see it.
Large pressed brick residence. Church
avenue, 11 rooms, strictly modern; $4,
650. Cos: $5,000 t"build, to say nothing
of the lot.
8-room house. Ta/.ewell avenue s. o.,
$000, $75 cash, $12 per month.
That is what we arc doing when we re?
mind you of the proverbial ''rainy day."
This is the best season of the year to buy
a house. If you don't want to own it
we will rent it for you. If you want to
buy a house you won't have, to pay* all
4-room cottage, Rnrer avenue, large
lot, shade, and only $535, $50 cash, $10
A beautiful new 4-room cootage, Dale
avenue 8. e , $500 cash.',
Nice (i-room residence, Dale avenue,
near school building, only $750. $50 cash
$10 per month. Very conveniently lo?
Sccclal bargains in three residences,
Wes? En I.
hots, West End boulevard, 50x150, $350
Dtrsiranle lots, well located, Helmont,
only $100 each, $?> per month.
I.ois. Northwest, convenient to round?
house, from $100 to $150 each, only $5
? Now, remember, if the abovo properties
are not what you want we can >>e found
at our office all day and until !<? o'clock
at tiittht and if you will call and tell us
just what von want we will get it for
you, or will exchange your property for
others to suit your business.
ELLIS BROS., 104 feffersoB Street
loi ji:fi kkso.n strfkt.
NATIONAL EXCHANGE HANK BUILDING.
FASHIONS OF NEW YORK
The Proud Picture Hat and Its
More Modest Contemporaries.
PRETTY FEAHES FOE FAIR FACES
Dainty Fancies It> Fstsblonnble Neckwear.
Rich Wulst? Jt?<*r Kveulug Wear?Blouno
Ja.? Let?. Grow In Fuvor?Attractive uud
Serviceable Ornriu lor the ilnrac.
[Copyright. IS37, by American Press Asso?
At the present moment hcaihvcnr holds
t he most important position in the femi?
nine mind, and indeed no one can blame
tlio women. Doubtless the men would be
as anxious over a .suitable choice as wom?
en are if circumstances and their fashions
did not condemn them to the stereotyp?!
headpieces they wear. The three favorite
styles for thlH season are first the large
picture lints, tho velvet or cloth toque and
the small evening bonnet whoso founda?
tion is covered with glistening spangles,
like tho dragon in the fuiry spectacular
These little bonnets vary In form so as
to suit the different faces they arc to ndorn,
but tho most, stylish of them have queer
little pagoda pointed crowns and upturned
brims, which are slashed at the back to
permit of some sort of trimming or other.
The amount of trimming on these dragon
scale bonnets is small and marked more
by its exceeding fineness and richness than
quantity. Jet sprays, topped with a float?
ing paradise plume or nil aigrot, lace ro
Ecttcs with jeweled centers, a couple of su?
perb velvet roses or some equally hand?
some garniture, finish them. Tho bonnet
itself is one gleaming mass of spangles
overlapping each other and made loose, so
that they quiver with tho least motion of
the wearer and throw our succeeding
scintillations until the whole looks like
living flnmcs. Trimming would cheapen
the desired effect. Others of these are
made flat in half handkerchief shapes, and
the point is put forward in some cases and
buck in others.
The foundation shapes for the toques
vary, too, to lit each head and face. Some
are exactly like Dolo caps, others have ?
sort of Tarn O'Shantcr rake to one side,
nnd others are like inverted bowls, but
when the velvet is plaited, twisted nnd
draped about the brim and puckered up to
a crown they nru all lovely. For quite
young ladles tho crush velvet bat may
have a narrow upturned spangled brim,
with a crush crown. One of myrtle green
had the! soft crown and a narrow brim of
dragon scale spangles. At. the back tho
velvet was twisted Into an upright sort of
post, from which sprouted a large, black
paradise; plume, with \'i balls covered with
spangles set on wires surrounding the base
of the plume.
Another toque for a young lady was of
brown miroir velvet just draped on to the
inverted bowl shape. In front it was
drawn together, marking a sort of scallop,
in which were placed a bow of nasturtium
velvet and a black aigrot. Another had
a polo shape, over which was drawn dark
blue velvet in deep plaits, reversed in tho
center of the crown. At the edgo was a
plaited rufllo of doubled velvet, ending on
the left temple with a rosette of the velvet,
with a diamond sunburst center. Just
back of this was a cardinal velvet carua
tloil and nbovo it a beautiful ornament of
blue cock feathers.
Still another had n Tarn O'Shantcr
crown made of brocaded velvet in deep
nasturtium shades and a very narrow
twisted folded brim of miroir velvet in the
snmo shades. For sole ornament there
wns a fancy gray cock's plume from which
tho stems had been removed anil so llexi
blo that every breath of wind made it
I flutter. The effect was beautiful. For the
horse show many tuques of velvet were
sohl. Those of pink, blue and gray wore
the favorites. The gray velvet toques were
literally incrustcd with line cut steel beads.
The pinks generally were combined with
black, cither velvet, lace or jet. Tho pale
blues were trimmed with steel, gold and
pearl bends, ami tdl had uigrets of one
form or other.
The picture bats were remarkable. One
had the front, brim as large as that of a
cowboy's hat and the back part cut down
i Io almost, nothing. The front was then
turned up sharply and held by a bow with
a great star buckle. The brim of the hat
had a pink velvet feathcrbone shirring
around the edge ami a narrow row of cut
steel beads on the inside of that. On the
outside were gray hawk's quills and droop?
ing paradise plumes, one of each on each
side standing up high. Around the crown
was a twisted roll of pink velvet. Several
of the handsomest hats were of white felt
or beaver, with long gray anil white or
drab and while mottled plumes curling
over the upper part of the brims and top
I ping high above. These natural ostrich
plumes arc very handsome, and make a
grateful change from the dyed ones.
Quills and made feathers with wonder?
ful birds are much liked. The change is
rather an agreeable one, as tho colors are
nearly all neutral and the shapes are mod?
est. The majority of these made Orna?
ment? are for dress, carriage and evening
bonnets; also round hats and toques. Tho
great shirred velvet or satin bonnet and
the immense felt and beaver hats have the
enormous panaches of plumes. I omitted
to niontlcn that many hereto, toques and
round hats have at least the crown made
of the material of the dress. Cloth, velvet,
woolen or satin crowns are either elabo?
rately braided or beaded or embroidered.
Shoe tops, too, are being made of the same
stuff as the costume, sufficient of tho ma?
terial being furnished with each gown.
Shopping bags and little purses are also
made of the same.
In fashionable neckwear we find dainty
and exquisite fancies. There arc four in
hand jabots, made of chiffon, beautiful
Marie Antoinette llchus with extra Ion-:
tabs to tie in the back in sash form, full
boas made of white, pink, blue, cream or
black silk mull. These are always pretty
and always becoming. There are long
scarfs, fancy vest fronts, wide collars
trimmed with lace or rulllcs of chiffon,
with a leather edge, anil dozens of styles
of jabots of oyory thin material. Some
moussolino brilliante vest f rem Is. are nf.
Auk for SB. MOTT'S PEI
&y~ Send tor circular. 1'
IMl. MOTT'S CHE!
Formate by OHAS, D.
7- \ H AT WOrt!
tcrcd, trimmed with flno laco nnd ftdl ac?
cordion phiitcd down the front. These are
offered In nil the light tints and cost nbout
$??2.50 to $U made. There aro long scarf
bows which go twice around the neck
; and tie in front. These have broad end.-,
with rows of plaiting. Some of them have
graduated tucks and are made of the new
satin raoussolinc, which Is quite as thin as
' tho silk, but has a satin surface quite
i novel, but pretty. Renaissance scarfs is
! inches wide and 5-1 long arc new and will j
I be much affected by the smart set. There
I is so much that one can do with along!
scarf of lace. Tho 1'aris bow is very
popular and has the collar plaited, with
i broad ends and deep hems to the bow part.
I This is of the uiousscline brilllante. Ori?
ental laces will be worn quite often over
I light silks as dancing gowns for winter.
They aro unusually delicate this season.
Black toscn net, dotted lavishly with che?
nille, will be worn over red, pink, blue,
yellow and white for full evening dresses,
I particularly for young married ladles. It
I is extremely handsome.
I After the pretty neckwear como tho rich
! new waists made to wear with separate
I skirts. These are of One silks, velvet and
lace. Thoso of lace naturally have silk
linings. Tho velvets are draped in surplice
folds, modo plain, with tabs in front, or
in blouse style. Perhaps 1 saw n hundred
j different basques of velvet in one house.
THo hamisoniost was of rich dark green,
with a yoke, tho yoke covered with passe?
menterie. The rest of It was gathered in
blouse fashion to a wide bolt, also covered
with passementerie. The skirt portion lie
low tin? belt was simply piped with satin.
There are endless varieties of silk costume
waists, trimmed with everything under
the sun. Thcso cost $10 to $15 each. Plaid
silk blouses are very stylish in the small
1 llgurcs of the season. The most striking
j of these have (dusters of tiny gold buttons
i tin the shoulders and down the fronts.
! Buttons as trimming are very popular.
Si.me have rows of thoill in graduated
sizes in smoke pearl, generally delicately
Among these waists, which arc all inde?
pendent of any skirt to match and which
are intended to be worn with black satin
or brocade, there arc numbers of beautiful
chiffon waists for theater and other smart
evening functions where low cut bodices
are not required by that unwritten law
which governs matters pertaining to suit?
able attire. These naturally have a foun?
dation of silk, but this is completely hid
I den under the puffings, shirrlngs, rur.h
i ings. gathers and rubies of crcpotl. All
the edges of the ruffles aro feathered with
! white floss. The enlors run from black to
j white, through I)lie green, mauve, pink,
j blue, sulphur, er? am and cardinal. A
I black one had the shoulder drapery caught
! by handsome cut steel buckles. One had
a pointed swis-s girdle which was one
, frosty sparkle of steel beads. The majority
of these chiffon v.ai.-ts have elbow sleeves.
Others are shirred all tho way down,
j The blouse jackets for outdoor wear
1 grow in favor if not in grace. There are
sunn- in kersey, with velvet collars, but
; with all ilie rest strap seamed and strictly
tailor finished and lined with fancy taffeta
.-ill:. The most of them are double breast?
ed. Knglish melton blouses are richly
braided. Hough Scotch cheviot is made
plain, with fly fronts. This stuff is too
thick and fuzzy to bear a bit of trimming.
Itussinn blouse .jackets are shown of vu
lours, elegantly braided and trimmed on
all edges with Persian lamb. Some have
tin- military loops of braid and pendants,
mid still others are bordered with Alaska
sable and lined with heavy satin.
Minuses divide honor* with tight basques
for home wear. A gown for a young gild
is of dark woolly Stuff, where dull browns
and dark crei ns predominate. The skirt
was plain, but had a little braid sewed on
in short lines, ending in loops around the
hips. There was a plastron front of green
ribbon, with dark velvet rovers at tho
sides. The. stock collar and belt were of
ribbon. The Mouse effect was prominent.
The tight waists show tab effects very of?
ten, and they arc a relief to eyes long used
to the broken lines of the blouse.
SKAK ESPE Aft fc IN LONDON.
1 5|K'iiRor'n Compliment ami Mcrcft'Tribut?
to I lie Honey Toncuril Author.
Now. Shakespeare's London, says Dr.
i Fiske in Tin- Atlantic, was a small city of
I from 150,000 to 300,000 souls, or about the
? size ?l Providence or Minneapolis at the
i present time. In cities of such size every
i body of the slightest eminence is known
; all over town, and such persons are sure
tobe more or less acquainted with ono
another. It is a very rare exception when
it is not so. Before bis thirtieth year
Shakespeare was well known in London
as an actor, a writer of plays and the man?
ager of a prominent theater. In that year
Spenser, in his " Colin Clout's Como Home
Again," alluding to Shakespeare under
tho namo of Action, or "caglelikc, " paid
him I his compliment:
Anil there, though last, not least, is Action?
A gentler shepherd may nowhere bo found?
Whose muse, full of high thought's invention.
Doth, like himself, heroically sound.
Pour years nftor this, in l?'.ix, Francis
Mere: published his book, entitled "Pal
lnd' Tnmia," a very Interesting contribu?
tion to literary history. Tho author, who
had been an instructor in rhetoric in tho
University of Oxford, was then living in
London, near the Globo theater, in this
book Meres tells his readers that "tho
Bwcct witty soul of Ovid lives in melliflu?
ous and bonny tongued Shakespeare. " Wit?
ness his ??Venus and Adonis," hls"Lu
crece," bis sugared sonnets among his
private friends, etc.
To suppose that such a man as this in a
I town tho size of Minneapolis, connected
I with a principal theater, writer of tho
most popular plays of tho day, a poet
j whom men were already coupling with
Homer and Pindar?to suppose that, such
a man was not known to all the educated
people in the town is simply absurd. There
were probably very few men, women or
children in London between 1505 tindlfllu
who did not know who Shakespeare was
when he passed them in the street, and as
for such wits as drank ale and sack at the
Mermaid, as for Uiileigh and Bacon and
Seiden and the rest, to suppose that Shakes
peaio did not know them well?nay, to
suppose that ho was not the leading spirit,
and brightest wit of Ihosoambrosial nights
I ?is about as sensible as to suppose that.
. ho never saw a maypole. ?.lohn Fisko in
Tho only auf\s, sure ant)
reliable- Female PILI
ever offered to Ladles,
Jfl ed to married Ladies.
tFZ?OYAl, PXX.X.S and take no other,
rico $1.00 per box? O boxen for $5.0C.
M1CAX? CO- - Cleveland, Ohio.
205 0OMMI I ? v TREKT
? S B A o I >.. v , w v.- r( K. S
CLEAN HOUSE WITH
A STARLING CONFESSION.
May Have Some Effect Upon the
Houston, Tex.. Nov. 2-1 - -A special to
tho P< st from Moru.nu Tex., says: In
March lust, in the columns of the Post
was noted the death of Joseph E. Blau
ih<T, nlifts'F'jrtfa, who committed sui?
cide in tne Meridian jail, in this county,
on March ... While Blanther was incar?
cerated in the Meridian jail, there was
\\eo a fellow prisoner named Pitts, who
was arrestetl on some minor charge and
occupied tho cell adjoining that of Blau
ther. Pitts is a farmer, who now lives
near Itedell.ln this county, and Is k; own
to have conversed with Blanther during
his'two or three days"coiitluemeiit.
In a letter to Word, Dillard & Word,
attorneys, of Meridian, under date of No?
vember 23, Mr. Pitts encloses a ^letter
from Blanther and says:
"I have been lookiug through some
papers that 1 had on tile in jail at Meri?
dian, and I find the enclosed sheet, which
speaks for itself. The papers alluded to
her9 worked through a hole iu my pocket,
hen :e the delay iu not discovering them
sooner. I weil remember that Forbes,
or Blanther. asked me the eveuiug he
took the poison at night, which coat was '
mine of several that were hanging in the
cell he occupied. I never thought fur
ther of the question until 1 found the let?
ter he wrote. I send it to you for the rea?
son yon best know whom to notify in
California. I hope ttmt it may be worth
something to you in tho way of saving
Durrant, of California, who, I under?
stand, is sentenced to death for killing
Following is the Blanther letter:
To Mr. Pitts:
As this is my last day on earth, I wish
to say that I caunot die without telling a
truth. I murdered iiir*. Lungfeldt, also
Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams. I
put this in year coat pocket, and I hope
von will find it iu time to save the life of
Durrant. It may also bo of service to
Mr. Womack iu getting bit reward
money. I want, you to have my watch
for kindness to me. You have my best
wishes and I hope your troubles will end,
but not as mine.
BLANTHER FOB BES.
The letter written by Blanther was
con.pared with a letter written by him to
County Treasurer'Bandle,while ho (Blan
ther)was teaching school at Kopperl,thts
county, nnd the identification 's pro?
nounced to be beyond doubt.
Tho original written coufession is now
in the possession cf Word. Dillard &
Word, of Meridian, who will at once no?
tify the San Francisco officials of the
ESSENCE OF ?:OOD HOUSEKEEPING
As Embodied In the Rx plannt ion of an
A party of American travelers were ad
miring'thn beautifully carved woods of
the chancel lit meats of au'English cathe?
dral, when one, a woman, exclaimed at
the elTort. which IUU8G be made to free
the delicate work fro n dust. The bea?'
caretaker happened to be near and heard
the exclamatiou. "Madam," ho an?
nounced, bowing, "I novel allow the
carvings to become dusty." In this state
nieiit is embodied the very essence of good
THE CA HE OF UTENSILS.
A More Important Matter Than Most
Careful housekeepers, says a writer in
the New York Evening Post, slip a Ions,
rotmd cDver, open at both ends, over tho
feathers of a goo.l duster, and keep it
standing, brush uppermost, when 'not in
use. The cover is simply a narrow, i eep
cuff of ticking, hemmed top and bottom.
This not only keeps the duster from
getting dusty, but preserves the spring
and life of the feathers. It is the care,
and not the use, of utensils that deter?
mines their length of set vice.
The three-year-old boy of J. A. John?
son, of Lynn Center, l!i., is subject to
attacks of croup. Mr. Johnson says he is
satisfied that the timely use of Chamber?
lain's Cough Remedy, during a severe at?
tack, saved his little boy's life. He is in
the drug business, a member of the firm
of Johnson Bros, of that*place. and they
handle a great many patent medicines
for throat and lung diseases. He had all
these to choose from, and skilled physi?
cians ready to respond to his call, bur,
selected this remedy for use'in his own
family at a time when his child's life was
in danger, because he knew it to be su?
perior to any other.and famous tie coun?
try over for its cures of croup. .Mr.
Johnson says this is the best selling med?
icine they handle, and that it gives splen?
did satisfaction in all cases. Sold in H.
C. Barnes. ''Ho puts up prescriptions."
Bunner's Restaurant, the leading res?
taurant of the city, needs no ?-eeominen
datioh, as everything served is first-class
in every respect. The oysters you see
there are the finest ever brought to Ron?
uoke. You can get them served iu every
conceivable manner. The lunch counter
run iu connection with the restaurant, is
certainly up-to-date. Visit this place
and get something good to eat. You go
once and you will go the second time.
Maccnroons, lady fingers, kisses,
cream pull's, pound cake, fiuit cake, at
1 W. K. ANDREWS & CO., 210 Salem
avenue, have had years of experience in
the coal and wood business. They know
what is tequired in tho business. They
have the largest and most convenient
yard In the city. They handle every va?
riety of coal sold in the city. They have
more shed room and keep more teams
than any other dealer in the oily, They
have polite an'1 accommodating drlvors,
and deliver piomptly coal and wood,
nice and dry, from their extensive sheds.
Their teams are all belled.
TETTER, SALT-RHEUM AND
The interne itching and smarting inci?
dent to these diseases is instantly allayed
by applying Chamberlain's Eye and skin
Ointment. Many very bad cases have
been nermanently cured by it. It is
equally efficient for itching piles and a
favorite remedy fur sore nipples, chapped
hands, chilblains, frost, bites and chronic
sore eyes.(^,25 cts. per box. For sale bi?
ll. C.'Barnce, "lie puts up prescription "
The Hallett & Davis bargain has been
sold. We Still have a bargain in two
other uprights. We also have some new
uprights for rent, and, should you after
six months wish to purchase, will apply
rent paid to purchase. J. E. Rogers St
C6.i 11 South .k'lTcraoii street.
ger to which the Expectant Moth?
er is exposed and the foreboding'
with which she looks forward to
the hour of woman's severest trial.
so assists Nature that the change
goes forward in an easy manner,
without the violent protest of
Nausea, Headache, etc. Gloomy
forobodinga yield to hopeful anticipa?
tions, she parses through the ordeal
quickly and with little paiu, is left
strong to joyously perform the high and
holy duties now devolved upon her, and
the time of recovery shortened.
Sent bv Mall, on receipt of price. St.on TER BOTTLE. Book
"TO EXPECTANT SloTUERS" mailed Free. conOiniox
.aluable information and voluntary testimonials.
The br adficld regulator co.. Atlanta.?a
SOLO BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
[These lines are found in Fraser of 1881.
Ami who wrote them* Thoy have a Thacke?
ray an manner:]
Where's the maiden that can vie a 1
Singlo moment with Sophia?
She lias left mc, and I'll siuh a
Mighty deal for kind Sophia.
Know I whore sho was I'd fly a
Million miles to lind Sophia.
Whore's tho man that would deny A
Flood of tear* for lost Sophia?
I, in fact, could weop and cry a
Whole yenr for young Sophia.
All the earth could not spply a
Husband worthy of Sophia.
There's not, I'm snro, in low or high a,
Girl so swoot as dear Sophia.
Sometime* Tboy Allbero by Glue, but
Commonly by Hooks.
Tho seeds that steal their rides by at?
taching themselves to animals aro very
numerous and strike one at ouco on ac?
count of the extreme ingenuity that has
been expended in devising menus for ac
comidishing tho end. Most of them catch
in tho fur or tho feathers of the wild or
the tamo creatures and remain thcro until
brushed olT cither accidentally or volun?
tarily. Any one who has gathered a choice
assortment of beggars' ticks on his cloth- '
ing can testify u> tho pertinacity with
which they cling and cannot help but ad
miro the ingenious way in which natura
has taxed him for a portion of tho carry?
ing trado in seeds. Sometimes tho soed
adheres by means of a glue which coate It,
one of tho Virginia mistletoes being of
this kind. Hut tho more common method
of attachment is by hooks. A singlo coarso
hook or a pair is quite sufficient for somu
of tho larger seeds, whoso weight might
fracture liner books. Others, liko tho car?
rot, have n few hooks, and from this they
grado upward numerically till wo recog?
nize our closo friend tho burdock, whose
adhesion is so perfect that ono might
readily believe It to bo gummy. Tho books
may appear on any or on all parts of the
seed or tho case containing it in infinite'
variety in form and position.
Then, again, seeds steal transportation
in other and strange ways. Some of them
incase themselves in toothsome fruits or
berries which aro freely eaten by tho wild
animals und birds. In this group the
seeds hnvo n hard coat which is not affect?
ed by tho digestive processes, so that the
vitality and germinal ing powers aro not
injured by tho short sojourn in tho ani?
mal's stomach, and at tho last find thorn
selves established in life perhaps at a great
distance from tho ancestral estate. Others
still present their credentials to tho ani?
mals in the shnno of an esculent pod liko
tho St. John's bread, while others have
still different forms of attractiveness as
food.?Host on Transcript.
An Apt I'upll.
A Washington man connected with tha
publishing business Is fond of a practical
joko and has likewise a constant and un?
changeable ambition to "show off" in tho
presence of his wife, Recently he was at
a gal bering of 111011 whero a well known
specimen of bis favorite kind of humor
w as employed to aid in the merrymaking.
Tho next, morning at breakfast ho said
??Susan, it has boon,a long timo since I
gavo you anything as a token of my affec?
"I need a winter wrap," sho suggested
"Wo will think of that later. What I
moan to give you now* is a diamond ring."
??Right now?" sho exclaimed.
"Yes," ho answered as ho dived into his
pocket. "Here is a iliinu anil hero (touch?
ing the servants' bell) is the ring. There
you hnvo a dime and ring."
Then ho said "11a, ha!" at the top of
his voice many times.
lie was rather tired when ho got homo
"Is then' any dessert?" bo inquired aft?
er be had eaten all that bad been placed
' ? Yes,'' she answered. " It is something
that I am sure you ought to appreciate. I
went out und had it especially prepared
She took from the sideboard and placed
before him a small card upon which was
printed " Meine."
"What's this':" ho inquired as ho held
it off and stared at It.
"That," she replied sweetly, "is miuco
i hu t JustUo Marshall.
"The man who impressed mo most," Sir
Charles Murray said, "was one 1 mot tu
America, and comparatively llttlo known
in England, except bv lawyers. 1 mean
Judge, or Chief Justice, Marshall, lie was
chief justice of tho supremo court, and
therefore the highest legal authority In
America. 1 met him in Washington, and
he most kindly invited mc to his house at
Richmond, when 1 should visit that part
of the country, lie was a remarkably lino
looking man?tall, handsome, a beautiful
countenance, ami tho most delightful
voice, low and sweet.
" Ills knowledge was exceptionally wido
on all matters, and his manners and life,
as exceptionally simple, llo had known
Washington and all the other'makers of
America and would tell most interesting
stories of them. 1 gladly remembered his
invitation and found his house was little
more lban a cottage, such as a well to do
tradesman might live in over tiers. I
knocked at I ho dour and It was presently
opened by the chief justice himself. If ho
b.itl a servant, I never saw him. Iiis modo
of life was simplicity itself. Yes, ho was.
a most remarkable man."?CornbjkllMags
a/, inc. _- _
"What do yon think will lie tho cffectl o?
that politician's latest utterances*"
? It depends on the individual." replied
Willie Washington. " People who JHso hint
will call Ifa praisoworthy ?top>'and those
who don't will refer to it us a ?brvwO.
move ' "?Washington Star.