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The Louisiana Democrat
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oue of the hsadaemest hearses in Cen
trca Louisiana, aid a supp)y of metal
lie and thpber ee*a. Prices very rea-'
sonablý Telegranm pesiop$ly ·stend
d to night erdsr.
tIOfM.# eomee of Tid and Lee
- and -
--lO, n0 at ces raduates, n
Award of" Meant and Dtpoma at World's
poit. fCor. n-pi ter o.Cot Horu.
ollege H s of stu;ents in attendance
0 1,o000 successful graduates. in- in
eorei ene cludiig 10o I uBaonks.
Award of Medarl amd Diploma at World's I1
hxpositios for Book-keeping. etc.
A Thorough. nrfluentian and c ronored es
Cellege. Hundreds of students in attendance
the past year. from 20 states.
Diatnent Conrtse consists of Book keeping
Business Arithmetic, Penmanship, Commercial tn
Law, Merchandising, Banking. Joint Stoc k,
Manufacturing. Lecture., Business Practice, of
Msrcantile Corresaondence, etc.
(Cot ofasll Bsl.ess Coarse, i ncluding r
Tuition, Stationery and Board in a nice ifamily,
about $0. o n
Ihorthamd. Typewriting and Telgcc raphy
are specoaltiesr have special teachers and fl
eys ations.-The demand for our graduates In ob
different departments of this Coilege has ex
ceeded its supply.
The Principal of the Blanking Depart
ment of this College has been, a Director and
Vice-President of a bank for a number of years,
and refersto nearly 100 former pupils now holding S
positions in banks as Presidenita, ice-Prsidents,
Cashiers, Book-keepers, etc.; nine in Lexington
The Principale or tihe Phonographtic Dc
partmeutls endorsed as an accurate and practi- as
cai stenographer in taking verbatim reports pho
netically and as a good English schoarendorsed
by the City, County and Commonwealth Attor
neys, Judges and a score of other leading attor
neys of this city who have emp.oyed him.
The Principal of the TelegiapTle D
partmeatof tiu College was for a number of
years an operator, prinipal clerk agent, etc. for
cherL.& N. t. To, and whose quaslilcaton Is en
dorsed by the leading officers of that road. ai
The other Tea-heral o this College In
Book-keeping, Business, Arithmetic, Penman
shin. etc., are exerlenced and efficient.
isa College Estaeblished and relies on its Sr
clear record of over a quarter of a century. uo t
mpoutble and ezacff as represented, and endorsed
by its thousands of former pupile for hoejr ano
eonsricnltous work, and who Influence annually
the undred of their relations and friends to tte
Noe Bnsnea College In Amaerica can refer
to more distinguished and successful graduates ti
than this College. Our catalogues have ietters of
endorsement by representatives of One Hundred r
Offearcils, including a Leutenant-Governor, Con
gressman, Attorney-General, Judges. Members of Ii
Legislatures, etc.: also One Hundred Bank ensm
ployes. One hundred former students holding b
the highest and most lucrative positions in this d
ls of city. vil
The Kentucky University Diploma, under
seal, is awarded the graduates of this College. a
Kentucky Universlty Is the outgrowth of
the Trnsylv iana University, founded over 100
SLiterary Corse Free. Students of this Col
lege have the prt'lfcpe of receiving instruction in
the literary Department of Kentucky University
for the remainder of tie session in which they oi
graduate, free of char e.
Lexington, Ky., the location of Prof. Smith's
College, is noted for its healthfulness and floe
climate: has 25 churcbes and II banks. Access- t,
Ibie by its many railroads.
No vacation. Enter now. Graduatessucess- t;
ful. For circulars address Its President,
WILBUR R. SMITH, Lexington, Ky.
What a Pronmi ent Citizen andwh
- FoR -
Bets, Colic and Tymnpanites inu
D horses, Mules and
Cows. I
I have used Dr. Sylvester's Spe
cific for BOts, Colic ald Tymlpa
uites in horsesu aid mules. I find
its effect marvelous--acts like a 1
dch arm. I have used asever$. rome
dies, but nothiug comes up to this.
Eagle Drug Store, - - J. Geiger
k The habit of usaing tobacco grows on a
man until grave diseased conditions are
produced. Tobacco causes cancer of the
otand stomach; dyspopesia; loss of
memory; nervous affections; congestion of
the retinar; and wasting of the optic
even to the exteut of blinduessl dizziness
or vertigo; tobacco asthma; nightly suffo
cation; dull pain in the region of the
heart, followed later by sharp pains, pal
pitation and weakened pulse, restlt
sig in fatal heart diaease. It also eauses
loss of vitality.
To qluit suddenly is too severe a shock
to the system. as tobacco--to an inveter
Rte user, becomes a stimulant that his
syster contianvlly erases. "BACCO
(LRO" is seoion~ilic and reliable vege
table reniedy; guaranuteed to be perfectly
hatnuless; aud which has been in use for
rs Ille lait 23 years, having cored thousands
of habitual tobacco users--siokors, chew
ers and snufi-dippers.
GUARANTEE to permanently cure any
ud-case with three boxes, or refund the
money with 10 pe cent. interest.
-"l1ACCO4:URO" is not a su bstitute,
hilt a reliable and sciemific cnre--which
absolutely destroys the craving for to
o hacc without the aid of will power, and
with no htconvenience. It leaves the
system as pure aid free from nlcotine, as
Lethe day you took ySor first chew or
Sold by all druggists, at $I.OD per box,
three boxes, (thirty days treatment, and
S GUARANTEED CURE,) $2.50, or sent
direct upon receipt of price. 8END SIX
ka Chemical & Malnofacturinlg Coimpany,
Man uufltiltring Chemists, LaCrosse, Wis
Is that a bluebird's notes I hear?"
Gaaps winter, paralysed with fear.
"Ye gods., then I'm a gonerT
To me 'tis like a funeral knell.
Now death for me, I know full well,
Waite just around the corner.
"No use to talk. I know I'm downed. 
A violet's already crowned ill
The springs reluctant coming.
The earth will have her Jubilees,
And soon with drowsy hum of beese re
She'll happily be humming.
" 'Neath many a chill, white coverlet
E'en now the modest flowers may fret
To meet Apollo's glances, a
While in her dreams each daffodil,
Forgetting she's a prisoner still,
With zephyr gayly dances.
"Now, though she wisely wears her furs, p1
In the glad sunshine all but pure at
The soft, gray pussy willow,
And soon, howe'er wild winds may rave, Il
The grasses their green sea will wave of
In billow upon billow. he
"While to his health now offers up 01
The crocus her gold loving cup
That floral Tommy Atkins,
The jonquil, thrusats his bayonet through i»
The earthwork,', winks and queries, 'Who
Says I'm behind the catkins}'
"All silently, with shining blades,
A mighty host the land invades, 1
And every quiet corner ti
Mutely proclaims old winter's death,
While timid spring with every breath
Foretells the reign of summer." $1
-Mary Norton Bradford in Boston Globe. St
Day and Night on Mercury,
Professor G. V. Schiaparelli, the ti
astronomer, gives some curious di
points concerning day and night as
exhibited to the people of Mercury t1
-that is, of course, providing the
torrid climate of that planet permits d
of the existence of organized beings. g
The professor says that on three- si
eighths of the planet thick and eter- a:
nal night forever reigns except per. -
haps during an occasional exhibition n
of some phenomenon similar to the ii
aurora borealis,
Another porti! of the planet of i1
similar area is -lontinaally exposed 4
to the burning rays of the sun, and h
the inhabitants, providing that there k
are any, know nothing whatever of I1
night, sunrisc3 and sunsets, l
"Night," says Schiaparelli, "on ii
that three-eighths of the Mercurian n
world is a physical impossibility, o
and the only change that can tiike h
place is the varying obliquity of the s
sun's rays, which shift according to I
the sun's position during the 88 days v
which go to make up the year." 1
In another region on this planet l
there are two-eighths of the entire r
surface which have alterations of t
light and darkness. In these favora. s
ble sections the period of 8S days is I
divided into two intervals, ono char- r
actorizod by continual light and the I
other by perpetual darkness. s
Taken all together, we should be d
well pleased with the conditions ex- d
isting on our world, which are per- '1
haps better suited to human beings I
than those of any of the sun's great I
train of planets.
Rover Knew the Portrait.
Since the painting of that famous E
bunch of grapes with which Apelles I
is said to have deceived the fowls of
the air it has been an undecided E
question whether animals recognise i
facsimiles in pictures. It is certain
I that they sometimes recognize por
traits. 1
The young master of a beautiful
collie dog suddenly died. The dog
was inconsolable. For weeks he
roamed about in search of the lost
one, exhibiting the mute and touch
ing grief that animals sometimes
show for the dead.
One day a portrait of the boy was
brought home, and it was proposed
to bring Rover in to see if he would
recognize it The moment he came
into the room the portrait caught
his eye, and be sprang forward with
r a joyful bark, reaching up to touch
it with his palws.
SWhen he found that it was only
an inanimate surface, his disappoint
ment was pitiful to see.-New York
Turn About.o
The emancipated woman was just
Sleaving the club.
S"Here," shesaid to the caashier,
"take this rollof billsandlook them
uCp in the safe for me."
' "You are very cautionus," said a
c- ompanion.
"Yes. My husband has got into
the way of going through my bloom
era when I am asleep, and I have to
be. "-Washington Star.
SFrom the earliest dawning of pol.
r Icy to this day the invention of man
Shas been sharpening and improving
the mystery of murder, from the
Sfirst rude essay of clubs and stones
r to the present perfection of gunnery,
t cannoneering, bcmbarding, mining.
SAt the altitude of 12 miles the at
Nmosphere has a density of about
Sone-tenth that of the surface-that
is, the barometer would stand at
about three inches.
oh Bering strait was named by Cap
l tain Cook in honor of Ivanm Ivano
h vitch Behring, or Bering.
r It is passing strange that a man
will neverlook for a towel until he
gets the soap in his eyee
1X Over 28 percentofallourforeign
LE immigration has come from Ger
- The word Borneo is of native ori
gins signifying "the land."
Mr. Howells Thtkin They Earn Their But
Money Even if Not Heard.
It may be doubted whether a bal- I
ladist who is not making himself Col
heard is earning his money; but, on fro
the other hand, it may be asked if an
he is not less regrettable for that vid
reason. A great many good people
do not earn their money, and yet by be']
universal consent they seem to have wai
a right to it. We cannot oblige the bar
poor to earn their money any more A
than the rich without attacking the ma:
principle on which society is based per
and classing ourselves with its ene. to
mies. If people get money out of cole
other people, we ought not to ask TaJ
how they get it, whether it is much cols
or little, and I, at any rate, will not
scan too closely the honesty of the He
inaudible balladist of the avenue. tur
Neither will I question the gains of het
those silentious minstrels who grind I
small, mute organs at the corners of tur
the pavement, with a little tin cup "H
beside them to receive tribute. They car
are usually old, old women, and I era
suppose Italians, but they seem not mil
to be very distinctly anything. How lefI
they can sit upon the cold stone all
day long without taking their deaths ger
passes me to say, and I am inclined yal
to think that they do really earn eve
their money, if not as minstrels,
then as monuments of human en. roe
durance. The average American onI
grandmother would sneeze in five bol
seconds under the same conditions bel
and be laid up for the rest of the pea
winter. But these hardy aliens ro. a
main unaffected by cold or wet, an
light or dark. Pa
One night I came upon one sleep
ing on her curbstone-such a small, nej
dull wad of outworn womanhood!
her gray old head bent upon her
knees and her withered arms wound an
in her thin shawl. It was very chill SW
that night, with a sharp wind sweeptel
ing the street that the street depart- pil
ment had neglected, but this poor Tr
old thing slept on, while I stood by
her, trying to imagine her short and uti
simple annals-a dim, faroff child. as
hood in some peasant hut, a girlhood flc
with its tender dreams, a mother- wl
hood with its cares, a grandmother
E hood with its pains-the whole ini
round of woman's life, with want th:
through all, wound into this last re- the
suIt of houseless age at my feet.
How much of human life comes to ca
no more, if indeed one ouglit not to th
3 say how little comes to so much! I w
sighed as people of feeling used to
3 do in the eighteenth century and re!
dropped a dime into the tin cup.
The sound startled the beldam, and
s I hope that before she woke and Jo
t looked up at me she had time to
dream riches and luxury for the rest dig
of her life. "Bella musica," I said, wi
with fine irony, and she smiled and of
s shrugged and began to feel for the cle
s handle of her organ as if she were Jc
'f willing to begin giving me my mon- 15
d ey's worth on the spot. If we did re
e not see such sights every day, how
n impossible they would seem I -
"Tribulations of a Cheerful Giver,"
by W. D. Howells, in Century. g
Il or
The ailroad ldny. of
e This complaint is now recognized m
t by medical men. It is caused by an
artificial stoppage of the pores of is
s the skin. If any person will exam- ri
ine his hand after riding for two or a]
three hours in a train-and this is
d especially true if he be perspiring- o
d he will find his hand is dirty. But a
Scloser examination will show the ex- al
t istenetof a fine grime, the particles
h of which, so soon as the perspiration e'
i ceases, act as minute eorks stopping
up the orifices of the pores. How o
ly deeply this grime works into the 4
- skin is shown by the fact that after ,
a railroad trip one washes one's 5
hands and face two or three times d
before they become clean. It is this f4
grime which produces railroad kid
t ney. Of course it is not supposed v
that an ordinary healthy person will b
contract this disease in a trip of a 6
Sday or two. But where a person is e
already a sufferer from chronic dis. o
Sease of the kidneys it is possible o
that a week on railroad trains would
Saggravate his malady to an appre-. i
n- ciable extent.-Ldodon Publio Opin- f
ion. _
woeem eats.
1. A Massachusette inventor has paft
n ented a machine which is supplied
g with fine planing teeth. A log of
e wood out square is fed to it, and
a when the log passes through it has
, furnished 100 strips of wood much
g. resembling exceletor. Their length
of course is that of the log, It is
claimed that these when moistened
t- can be woven much more readily
t than straw and make as durable a
at t.
The inventor says it is twice as
light as straw, and that because of
its easier manipulation and cheaper
Scost it will supersede the straw now
used for the construction of head
gear. Even women's Leghorn hats
and the finest Panamas may become
Spossible for those who can't afford
them now.-New York World.
N* Cousat.
STeddie-What are woman's rights,
Pa-Everything.they want, my
i- .boy. Always remember that.-Bos.
tn. C;ourier.
But Eseh Man's Right to His Milittary Di
Handle Was 8omewhat Shaky.
I was riding around town with '7
Colonel White when we were hailed Brc
from the steps of a store by a man, the
and the colonel stopped his horse per
and introduced me to Captain Da- loo
vids. After we moved on he said: we
"If you meet the captain again, the
he'll be sure to talk war, but he gar
wasn't in it: He's simply a blow. (
hard." red
As we drove past the postoffice a poi
man came out and waved a newspa- pie
per at the colonel and called to him too
to hold up. We stopped, and the
colonel introduced him as Major fial
Taylor. After we had left him the yoi
colonel said: Ho
"He's another of the same sort.
He'll fill you up with army adven- ne;
tures, but he never saw a battle or
heard the sing of a bullet."
Down at the oil mills as we were in
turning around some one cried tio
"Hello!" to the colonel, and a man
came up and was introduced as Gen- .ni
eral Whitcomb. He had a decided
military bearing, but when we had me
left him behind the colonel said: wI
"I'll give you a pointer on the
general too. He'll reel off army in
yarns by the rod, and yet he never co'
even had a uniform on." mi
We didn't meet with any more he- ly
roes during the drive, but soon after an
our return, and while I sat on the
hotel veranda waiting for the dinner wi
bell, a gentleman who had every ap
pearance of having led a brigade in to
a glorious charge to victory came up cai
and introduced himself as General fir
Patton and added: ye
"t saw 'you out riding with Colo- cat
nel White a bit ago." eti
"Yes, he drove me around town." sti
"Good fellow, the colonel, but an
awful bluffer. Was never even
sworn into the service, and yet he'll let
tell you how he was shot all to co
pieces and left for dead at Cedar mi
creek." liI
The general talked for a few min. fir
utes and then excused himself, and bli
as I went in to dinner the landlord th
met me with a smile and a wink and ni
whispered: to
"I saw the general out there fill
ing you up. Ho was in Europe all
through the war and has no right to j
the title." yc
"My friend," I said, "is there a fa
captain, colonel, major or general in O,
this town who was actually in the
war and fairly won his title?" tii
"Only one, just one," he blandly t
"And that man"- m
"I'm the onel Yes, I'm Colonel
Jones at your servicel"
I had to leave town directly after
dinner, but on the train I fell in H
with a man and happened to speak
of Colonel Jones to him, and he ex- se
claimed: "Colonel Jones? Colonel
p Jones? Why, sah, that man wasn't
15 years old when General Lee sur
rendered!"-St. Louis Republio. o0
The Dandelion.
The dandelion belongs to the lar
gest, oldest and most widely diffused t
order of plants. While other orders i
of plants have died out and become '
mere fossil remains in the rocks
this order has survived the geolog
ical changes of many different pe
riods on account of its power of ad
apting itself to those changes. And
Sthese changes in their turn have L
only made it better suited for all the
Svaried soils and climates of the earth
at the present day.
SWe find members of this order in
Severy part of the globe, in places as
Sfar apart from each other as they
Vcan be. It is the prevailing and a
Sdominant order of vegetable life, the t:
r most highly finished and the most a
5 successful family of plant.. And the 1
5 dandelion is one of the most perfect e
5 forms belonging to it.
It is the head and crown of the a
1 vegetable kingdom, as man is the r
1 head and crown of the animal area- t
a tion, and it is curious how this high. -
a eqt type of plant always is found a
' only where man, the highest type I
e of animal life, is found, and where i
d he dwells or cultivates the soil. Itt
- is never found apart from him. It 4
- follows him wherever he goes-to
America, Australia and New Zea-i
land, and there in the new home be.
. comes a silent but eloquent reminder
d of the dearold landhemaynever
,f see again.-New York Times.
Abouat Rearottg Pleats.
The owner of a ine palm which
had adorned her drawing room all
Swinter asked a florist's advice about
repotting it before setting it in the
garden for the summer. He exam
Ly ined the earth and the roots and said
Sas long as the latter were only just
appearing at the bottom of the pot
that it was large enough t hold the
plant for a year yet. He then gave
her some hints as to the potting of
flowers which may be of value in
fature to other amateur gardeners.
He said that decomposed manure
e should first be put into the flowerpot
and then the fibrous part of the sod,
peaked down closely, was an excel
lent foundation on which to add the
t, earth. In Scott's Journal is recorded
a suggestion of a gardener as to the
Streatment of plants when one fears
is- a frost, that they should be watered
before sundown.
Discovered That Re Didn't Know How to
Tuer In an Alarm of Fire.
Two men came out of a cafe in
Broadway and paused a moment in WO!
that contented, irresolute manner of meg
persons who have dined well. They tial
looked up and down the street and woi
wondered what to do with the hour ma'
that intervened before the play be- ma
gan. tho
One of them caught sight of the stil
red glass in a street lamp on the op- i,
posite corner and tried to read the the
plainly printed directions. It was do
too far away.
"Supposot'here were a fire in your bri
flat," he said to his companion, "and ma
you wanted to turn in an alarm. era
How would you do it?" po
"Oh, that's easy. I'd go to the s
nearest box and pull it." of
"What box is nearest your flat?"
"I don't know, but there is a card qT
in the front hall that has the direc- wh
tion printed very plainly."
"Lights in your front hall all h
night?" are
"No, but I've got matches-got wh
matches to burn, my boy. Why,
what are you trying to do?"
"Trying to see what you would do bl
in case of fire. Now, when you did- not
cover your flat is on fire, say, in the lao
middle of the night, you rush wild- Eve
ly down stairs in your nightclothes lai
and slippers"
"And trousetr. I don't go abroad wh
without my trousers." ani
"All right. When you get down
to that printed card, you find you
can't read it in the dark, so for the ni
first time you think of a match. But of
you have none with you. We don't
carry matches in our troisem pock tit
ets. So you bound lightly back up
"Screaming fire every step."
"Never mind about that. I am lea
letting you turn in this alarm. You it.
come back, break three or four Pt
matches in your effort to hurry,
light the last one, read the direction,
find the nearest alarm box is two
blocks away and chase madly down
there. You make good time run
ning. I admit that. When you come
to the box, what do you do?" gal
"Pull it." se
"But how? Now, there is a box
just across the street. How would thl
you pull it if we should suddenly see tIn
flames bursting from those windows sal
over there?" sor
"Darned if I know, but the direc
tions are painted plainly right up is1
there in sight. I suppose I could
read them, or I might meet a police- bu
"Oh, yes, or the fire mightgo out. W
Stick to the text."
"Well, now, what would you do? no
How would you pull the box?" P
"I don'tJnow. Let's go over and all
So they went across and read: sti
"Turn handle to right until door WI
opens, then pull inside hook only wi
once and shut the door." th'
"That's easy, isn't it?" th'
"Yes. ButIsuppose I have passed I
those red lamps that mark the loca- n
i tion of alarm boxes, say, 8,000 times
in the past year, and yet it never
occurred to me to read the diree
tions. I would have been almost hi
helpless in case of fire. I wonder if H
there are many more men in New u
York who know no more than we
"tot more than 1,000,000, I think.
Let's walk."
h And if they don't forget it they
have learned a valuable lesson.
New York Horald. r
a New Nautialt 3.ter.
Y Some successful trfials ai reported t(
I as being made in various $alces with ft
0 the new nautical motor by which L
It any boat, say, from 10 to 18 feet iz
0 long can be transformed into an h
t electrio launch without any altera- a
tions simply by screwing to the stern sI
e of the craft a fitting similar to a
c rowlock plate, the motor being at- y
- tachable at once and easily. From f
- the tip of the tiller to the screw the a
Id equipment for this- purpose, as ex- .
e plained, is 8) feet long. About 18 2
e inches of this length, consisting of
It the inotor, controlling lever and till- r
It er, are inboard of the sternpost, 1
o that part which runs outboard be- e
a- ing simply a nickel plated 2 inch t
- shaft tube, the weight 35 pounds, a
r and the batteryfor rmnfng aeing j
r from '15 to 275 pounds, the weight
varying tWith the choice of a primary
or storage battery. The two bladed
screw is of 10 inohes diameter, and
h just forward of this on the shaft I
ll tube there is located a steering fin,
Sboth motor and steering gear being I
e thus combined in the samnemaohine.
By means of this arrangement from
one-third to one-bhalf an electric
Shorsepower Is developed with four
four cell batteries giving 20 volts,
e and, as stated, frmn three to five
Ve miles an hour is the reslt aroord
ing to lead and resistane.,
ra. l.w.er, o aW.
re Bearlow asserted (writaes Henry A.
ot Beers in "The Ways of Yale") that
d, b'oe was present once at morning
e1- ohbpel when Tutor Cosine, whose
he duty it was to conduct the exernises,
ed began prayer as follows: "0O thou
the who dost cause the planets to evolve
as in their elliptical orbits-the force
ed of attraction varying inversely as
. the scuare of the distance.."
Ibe Is Sld to Be ar Romalntic as Ervefr
but Lo l.onger Sentimental.
When we come to considor the
woman of this time as she stands in
regard to lovt; we touch the casen
tial point of her dissimilarity to t ;e
woman of the past. If a vein of ru
mance runs through her-and the
modern woman is often romantic,
though never sentimental--love is
still in her estimation the best thing
in life, bearing, nevertheless, about
the same relation to it as i1 fantasia
does to an opera. To her it is a lux
ury, inossential, though delightful,
bringing with it the keenest 6f hu
man sensations and the most ephom
oral. And this conviction of the
poignancy and the evanesconce of
sexual affection lies at the very gate
of desire, at once quickening it andl
quenching it.
But that sublime faith in love
which has been a living spirit in the
soul of "Eve throughout the ages"
has gone down before the eyes tihatt
are at last unbandaged and the mind
whoso perceptions have been whet
ted by education into seeing life
steadily and seeing it whole. In the
love of the modern woman there is
not a shred of illusion, though it
lacks neither subtlety nor intensity.
Even at white heat she has never
Ifair de croire a son bonheur, for the
difficulty of believing inr her lover,
which wrung the heart of Mariana
and her sisters; has vanished before
the much greater difficulty of believ
ing in herself.
As a matter of fact, the instincts
of fidelity are not in her. She is not
like her grandmother, a fixed quni
tity in whom the prcpossessions of
youti deepened as the years passed,
In the good old days life moved or:
leaden fooeet and love kept pace with
it. A girl then embarked onr her first .
passion with the firm conviction that
it was going to last her lifetime, anl
as a result it frequently did. At 50
she was practically the same crea
ture as at 20, and the same love sufb
flood for both decades. She was
faithful by nature as well asby obli
gation and knew as little about her
sensations as a cabbage does about.
its growth. Love was to her merely
the afltohamber to marriage, and
the idea of pursuing it for its own
sake never dawned upon her placid
soul, wherein only known gods.were
deified and domestic ideals ýoher'
Nowadays the dust lies thick upoi"
all these. Life is no longer sluggish,
but ardent, earnest impetuous, its
waters whipped to fineness and its
stream swift. It has washed many'
new thing within her reach, new
pcrspectiveS, now aspirations, new
affections. As her nature blossoms
it hungers for fresh food at every
stage of its development-interests
with a' pulse in them, sensations
with a bloom on them. How should
the man of her maiden favor fulfill
the need of her maturity? To every'
i season its book and its bonnet. Why'
not also its love--Saturday Review.
Famous Old Men of Kentucky.
There is old Cassius M. Clay, with
t his 84 years and his girl bride.
Here is old General Buckner, who
surrendered to General Grant at
Fort Donelson more than 30 years
ago, walking about the streets of
Louisville with his corncob pipe in
his mouth and looking hopefully
forward to the day when, as a Unit
e States senator, ha shall take his
young wife and t-year.old boy to
GeOeral Fitz-Hugh Lee is dieting
d to avert threatened obesity, but his
i friend, Major D. W. Saunders of
h Louisville, noted as "the best liver"
I in Kentucky, has served notice on
a his old commander that dicting
* means death. "Keep up this non'
l sensical German regimen," said Ma.
aO fo saunders, "and you will weaken
- your vitality and fall victim to the
i first illness that attacks you. A man
e can't afford to play any tricks npon
- his vitality after he is 50. Better let
1 nature take her course."
of General Fitz-Hugh Lee sticks to his
- regimen, but if he wants an object
t, lesson in the advantages of "good
'eating, good drinking and good
Sthinking" he may find it in tire per
I son of his most hale and lovable
g friend&, MaSor Samnders.-Chicago'
't Times--Berald.
ed boea l ltfutr to B·aked BDea.
d Probably few people realize the
lf proportion which the baked bean in
in, dustry has assumed in Boston, One
g establishment in Shawmut avenue
e. has a daily bake of 1,500 pots, holding
· from two to eight quarts of beans.
10 The bake begins at about 2 p. m.,
, and at 4:30 a. m. the steaming pots
it, are loaded upon wagons and deliver
re ed to hotels and residences in all
rd- parts of the Bub.-St, Louis Globe.
lr mDspoitfion
. Brow~ir-Ol& Miserleighl tried to
at pass a eontmerfeit dollar this morn.
ing tug.
e Jories--I'll bet he didn't succeed.
es, Brown-No, but' how did you:
asi know anything about it?
de Jones-I know Miserleigh. HE
e couldn't pass a cent without break
as ing a blood vessel trying to take it
along with him.-Detroit Free Press,

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