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( on "''i. it ii..e, n..t evaiw .. . r.,h 7,a'"- 'lrv up tlm natural oil, u- .w.r lira and brittle, aa d f-'itra:!,,!,,. Buckingham' Dye WHISKERS " K'''r'Wr''r ,,l!trk' " desired, ' ' ' ' ' ""-"l' I" harmless; , ' '- 'iniurai color; and. t ''.. r.-. finiijral color; and, t ' '( T"i arr,'1"n. ' more coa- t.rtr.u- . . 'M(if n , f ' " ,n,,r rl"!' ti..t. u,o any oUier, m4 . , , , t . I 1 1 I , all KUH Jhv:,.v n Iiainl. i;'1 i! Health 't"niiirCrcsc(Mit wln,. ? '-B0LSI KGER, 'Ibliur,, IVnna. .VHEE DIRT GATHERS, WASTE RULES." CREAT SAVING RESULTS FROM THE USE OF SAPOLI O . wk r 3 k. at a. i r HB 77 M W 1 GRADE I E IMOTDCE Having iiisiiIo some extensive im nvnncnts in tlie OLD SHENKLE MILL i' arc now prepared to turn out IKS'IM'liASS WOISK on Short "ticc. Soliciting si portion of your LUDWI A Quick PLitr for every Type of Headache Fcun Cahoinai. Points Resmctimq Headache. Tlf cvf r fi.'t thnt all 5 very neaiiarne a hen. 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Kditors. Men. Women an-.l ( hil.lren. Kvervl-K whose nerve aie at all likely to eel out ..I order. It is ;,l..lutelv sate under all circumttanccs and com inions. Price, 5 cent. S.ii.t by drtiuitisis generally, or sent to any -J-dress ou receipt ol .rice. Soil PnoMntont, WINK ELM ANN A BROWN DRUG CO BALTIMORE, Mo.. U. S. A, JOHN F. STRATTON'S r .-.r i.vc Ceh'bralfd Russian Cut . Violin strings The Finest in the V orld. Every String Warranted. John F. StraIIon.w": Sen 'or ylj f!3. 81.".. M7 K. tb St. NtW VOR mlffiEd AGENTS IH lon-piwiit the M.wt f- mplete ftur-riee in America. min U widely aiivertine,! nfty iour yean.: known and wnined hv every Hnter Thin U v. h iM-.i.wr- ;IM "Z'.VJit mm. and rmprriencrd Afl dounlr '' ie. ..d l.r.mr. Now W toe lime W M-ru Ur,l' ELLWANGERi BARRY. li .! eraa-rlra. Kaefcufsr, l. ca nrirre uJIUTrD11! en.si tr-m , ''' p'- ft CENTS W1MTED -.k samki f tt a- I4auii 4am. A u. iAiei. TltEASUUKTHOVE. H S. 1IAHIU UOILU. Tlu; forv.st of IhtrUnoor is Kurround 1 ou every by strvU-hea of inoorluitil tliut b.-Jon to the several ooiktio-uous jKirislies, and every hoiuse liolder itv eaeh of tht-he uriliet elaJms litflits oil the ttuiiiiion of hits urith, oxer vhU-Ji, moreover, tlie JimnoriiU lord as.sert Kir;uaoiuit authority, tuid i-nfi.ix-e.s it vvheiL lie eau. The duchy f i'ornwalL, however, to vvhith the forest tielougs, rofetes a sort of sov--re.;irnty oxer all t heae eoutiiioii.s. .Now. there lil in the parish of South Tawton, in the. curious old vil la ye of .eal, where every house is uu :ii-h;u-ol.io-ieal curiosity, tuid every l-oiiseholiler is iiideptiult-nt u Mtor voiu iiuui of the iKUiie of Joeiiah lay, i i.iDiiionl I- now u its youii"; Uaiuy lay. The nick name vv as acijuirctl liy him tliroiia-h his exi-essive caution. As the slothful man. ait-ortlinr to Solomon, excuses himself front doliii UiivthilifT :mhI ffoint-aJiy w here, by say in: "There it a I it) n in the street," o did Josiuh lay shirk v-nt tiring on any uiulertak iiif.', or investing small earning's in juiV specula.! iotii tt which tlie risk of loss adhered, on tlie lea that he must look ut for and provide aaaiist it rain d;iy. doe was not a lay.y man, yet his ex-aifji-eratel prudence led to much the i-ame lesulUs tus inert ness he let slip ppArt unit ics tha.t could never recur, aid which went to Ijenetit men less aide, hoiu-t antl iiuiiistrious tliaii him self. It cornel ijnea hapfM-n that plums ilrop into tiie mouths of llioe who stand MpiiifT at the clouds. All the then have to do is to close their mouths on the plums and to make tlie most of theUl. Such a. plum dropied into the mouth of Josiah ojie t'hristlnaA live. He did, indeed, s-nap his jaws on it but tiiat w as all. lie v:is workino; ou the oouunoii, i lilting up o-ratole liha-ks, wherewith to const rue I a "new take" wall. It is the opinion of every householder in a -arih that hits commons that he has a rijrht to its much oi.cn ground its he can inclose subject, if enforced, to a pavmcnt to the lord of the manor, ami ttw-it-eforth his own in jierpetuity. Whilst thus, enirafietl Joe. came on a "barrow" or cairn of small stones. He eh aivd away these- its too .small t. serve h-s purOse, atid ili-veretl Ih neatJt them a ifranite slab. This he lcvcrctl aside, without mucli ditliculty, antl to his .surprise diticovertl a stone cist or colli n lonst ructed of rude blocks, lie crept in, and was still furtlier sur pr'dsed vv hen he found w itliin a Kit cou-t-iiniii charred homes aaid a-shes, and nevtr it a cup of yellow metal, and some ring's and hoops, some weighing six, i tl.ers ten and tiftetu ourncew apie-e. lie h ustily scrambled forth, aiul as the settiri"; sun jrleametl out, lie. exam ined his find y itrt liht. He rubU-tl the cup and the ring's on his sleeve, aiul "Mv iinirer!" said lie, "if it ain't a'l solid rold. f'ome! I'm in. luck's way. This shall stajnd over tiraiiit a rainy day." "I wasn't ealletl younjr Kainy lay for nothiiiM'." sal I'- "I'11 lllt lt u" lwu-k a'aiit where 1 found it, and theT'" it sltall remuiu till I Jtave read ta casiou to lift it." So the younT timui rephu-etl tlie cv erini,' block, tlMfit hea.ped the small stones ami earth over U and diriiuised the f.tct that the, pla-e had la-en dis t ui ImmI. He rcturiutl luune ver-y satisfititl with hlm-self and w itlt his prxsMtct. Now he could look forward w it hout bliuk ilit.' to the inevitable rainy day. At pres ent he Ibiul. lutiJt.il, stn-npth antl yout h, and with these he cotdd earn his liveli hotxl. "I'.ut," .ui Js put it, "I can't reckon on these lasting. 1 knowis sev eral youtifc tdiaK its luts had colds set tled on their cheKtesscn, and have died of a decline. And Tom Kntiicott, lie disliMSittetl his hip, awl now can't hob ble up on to the moor aiter o-raiut' no more; antl as to old are and de crepitude there's no denying' it, every day and hour and ntinute bring-s me nigher to it," Accordingly, Jos went on breukini up stone .iniil inclosiirtr, iu.d iiust inctii ve Iv he extended his "new take" wall in the direction of the -airn and stoite chest t hat contained his treticitire. On the verge. of the moor, im the con fines of culture, lived a girl nametl Mary .irgett, with her bcd.ridde.ii mother. She made it livelihood tut of plovers' i.'trs, w hioh she. collected and sold, out of some poultry she kept, out of Hint arrow heads, which, by searching, she found on the moor, aid which she dis posetl of to an archaeologist. She also still some needlework and w ent out oliar rii if. Jis Kts.sel the cottage twice daily on his way out and on his way home, and very frequently he saw Mary at her door, or she wits searching on the iimmit near where he worked, and they never met without exchange of salutations. On one occasion, when overtaken by a hailstorm, he had been invited! into Hie cottare, ami hak 4een given a eup of tea that warmed his heart a if it had beeti H-ppt-l iiiiii t, and got into his head as if it had lieen whisky. One day when, they met on the moor the northeast blast was so cutting that they retired together under shelter of a rock t: eat together their lunch of cold pasty. Considering how cold the v.eatber w as, Jos put his arm round Pol lv, and, having an overcoat, he threw citie arm of it over her shoulder. The ensuing night was one of sore temptation to Jos. He tossed on his lied. He could not fdeep. He sallied very early from his house and went to the moor, resolved to raise his treasure, disase of it, .la re fortune and marry. As he passed the cottage of Mary Ag gett he did not see her. He was glad of tlits, lest she should have asked him whv he went to his work two hours earlier than usual. He iiroceeded to- the cairn, remove! the stones, heaved the covering slab aside, got into the chest and broughtout the gold rings and cup. He furbished tht-ni up, and they sparkled in tlie morn ing sun. Whin al! were ranged before him, he shook his head. "It would be madness to risk it," said he. "If I mi-rried Tolly, women be them corkscrews, she'd have !he whole story out of me, and they be that chatterboxes, they can't help talk ing, and she'd blab about it to every one in the place. Then IM have the crown, and the duchy, and the lord o the manor, and the parson and the 143 commoners dow n on me for demanding their shares. He hanged if I'll rik it. Women is ler'ble dangerous animals with their tongues, never to lie trusted." Then in went all the treasure again into the eortiti that had contained and preserved it for t.fliM years. "I know what I'll do," said Jos. 4T'1I build my new-take wall right over this old grave, and then no one can get at the treasure without pulling down the wall." Little did Jos suspect that he was being watched, and that his every word was overheard by Tolly herself, who was behind the rock hard by. w here she had picked up flint .chips and Hakes. Slowly, painfully, Jos Day worked at his wail. He succeeded ill carrying it over the cairn, and thus he secured his treasure from lieingdisturlieil. and thtif was it made fat against the rainy day. in the course of the next three months he had completed the inclosure, and had taken from the oommou a tract of good land of fi ve-and-twenty acres ia extent. About this time Mary Aggett's mother died. Jos pitied her greatly, the cottage was so lonely for the girl. His heart prevv soft when he saw her in black. "lMesfi me!" said he. "U I lived in thai cottage it would save me half of my j(.u.rnev every day, but 1 won't risk it." Shortly after this a great surprise came to him. One morning he found in his "new take" a Hock of sheep al! branded M. A. "tirmeious bless us!" exclaimed Jcs. "How ever came the sheep there? I'll run ask Tolly, she may know. She must Via' seen some one drive 'em this way." He went to the cottage and spoke in heat: "Mary, some owdaeious radicals have been turning sheep into my new take during the night- They are marked M. A." "They are mine, Jos." "Yours. Tolly?" "Yea. It was very kind and consider ate of you, Jos. to ilielott H muiiy ucres- for me. I thank you with all my heart." "Inclose for youl It is my new takel" "There is some misunderstanding," answered the girl. "The new take is certainly mine. 1 have, lieen to the lord of the manor and have liought it 25 acres at much gold jer acre. I have the papers all drawn out." "Yours! Where did you get the money ?" That was a queettou Mary did not an swer. After much consideration Jos aid, falteringly: "This is a pretty go! How am 1 to le jiaid for the walling?" "I'm sure 1 can't think, Jos." "Hut it has engaged me off and on for is months. Fifty pounds wouldn't re pay my latior. I can't afford " "I really am sorry for you." "There is only one w ay out of it," ex claimed Jos, "that 1 can see; and that is by changing the brand on the sheep fiom A to I. and by lumping together my wall antl jour land." "Well, Tin not particular," answered Mary, and o the matter was set tied. They were married, and Jos found that he had secured not nlj-avery cap ital bit of land, but with it a very thrifty, witty and wise wife. At tht close of the first twelvemonth there were tltiee in the hosise in the place of two. At the end of the second yar the nunilier liad mounted to five, for the second addition to the family con.si.swtl in twins. Hut the conscience, of Jos was uu evisy. Something stood between himand Tolly. He had a secret from her, and 1 hat is ever a barrier to connubial unity. Christmas wa approaching. Jos re solved to make a clean breast of it and tell Mary everything. Christmas day arrived and Joe put on his Sunday coat and flowered his "wes K it, took his lever and went forth. "Tolly," said he, "come along. I've a surprise for you." Hedelilierately threw down a portion of his new-take wail, discovered the lid of the stone chest, hvered it aside, and then jumped into the box. Next moment he .rose out of it blank with despair, trembling with disappointment. His treasure was gene. Hy the side of the cairn and over thrown wall stood his wife watching him, w it h a smile on her cherry lips aud a twinkle in her bright eyes. A toddling child clung to her skirts as she held one of tike tw itus in each arm. "Toll!" he gasiied, "I'm a ruined man. I've lost everything. I've been robbed." Then she laughed aud when she laughed the child holding her ekirt lauglied also and the babes in her arms chuck let! und crowed. "No, Jos Rainy Day," she said, "you have lost nothing, you have gained much. I found jour treasure, and Idis ased of it to the antiquarian gentle man who buys the arrow heads. With the money I liought the land, the sheep, the cows anil yoni." Then Jos scrambled out of the grave, and fell a laughing, and be laughed till the tears ran down his cheeks. "T.y ginger!" said he; "woman's wit outweighs man's wisdom. My true trcaxsure.-t rove is here" he ekiipped bis wife on the shoulder "and it's one neither crown, nor duchy, luir lord of the manor, nor parson nor the hundred and forty-three commoners have on1 particle of right over no more nor a pin's head, but is all all and undivided my own." The Graphic. Ra4 Her Klxcat. Iobkins You don't seem to be in any hurry about going home to-night, old boy. Fogg No; the fact is I shall find my v. ife in angelic temper, no matter how late it is. She was going to a fortune teller this afternoon. "Yes?" "Don't you see? I went there before and gave the fortune-teller a fiver. Of course Mrs. F. w ill ask about me. and of course I shall jj-et my five dollars' worth. .See?" lloston Transcript - Fnrtand'a Iatrg-eat Orehard. The lareest orchard in Great Ilritain is at Tottington, in the county of Gloucester. It is 500 acres in extent, ?inl in some seasons yields its owner. Lord Sudley, a profit of $50,000. The trees are chiefly apples and plums. HINTS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD. A few Odda Kad Kuda uf larlul Is. fvrniatloB. In pttAking away furs or roles or children's white cloaks for the summer do not forget to scatter piece, of w bite wax among Iheni. lt will help to kot-p them from turning yellow. A nice way Ls to roll t hem in piece of cotton or linen, made very dark with bluing, be fore putting them into thoir boxes. W hen a dose of uuplea.Hunt medicine, iei necessary, particularly with clul dren, its disagreeable taste may lie al linkst wholly concealed if a eppermint cai'dy is taken just liefore the me.li cine. This i a better plan than taking ioii.et hing after the dot. A room tsituuted so bhat it doett not get any direct sunlight, but only re tlected light, may be made more i lner ful if the walls are covered with a .a er that lias a background of some ilelie&tte yellow sluubi. Tlie Ktinted woodwork should lo of a creamy tint, and with yellow India silk or iinislin, draperies at the window, one can al most intagine one's self w a room with a southern exjMjoure. A coarae mefih wire tray that fits into a frjing an or spider is of great as.sistauoe to a cook when frlug. On this frame anything to be cooked cau l-e laid ami be brow nud as easily as if in the jwa, w bite auy clum-e of burning is avoided. The tray should hake a long w ire loop handle. Wooden molding boards are no long er used ill the up-to-date kitchen. Mar ble or plate gla.ss with a rolling pin of the same haul substance has taken the place of wood. The new lmards it-quire les care to keep them clean an! in proper condition. A little lemon jsel makes a del icious flavoring- for many things, such a, pud dings, fruit sauces, croquettes and meat pie.s aud is one of the things it is le.st to have at hand. When using tlie juice only of lemons save tlie peel by rinsing it in clear water and letting it dry; then grating it and putting it in a trhtss jar with a close cover. Treated thus it is elvvayii ready. An agreeable ineltud of changing the atmosphere in an invalid's room is to kitir eoiiie good cau de cologne into a soup plate and with a lighted mated set tire to it. The coaogne will mnke a pretty 11 a me and impart a delightf ul, refreshing- odor to the air. Lootks for ltangiir up garments are always wetuing out and breaking, pai ticularly with children's cloaks and coatri. To make a serviceable loop cut u strip of kid from, an old giove, roll in it a piece, of cnurne string, ami sew the ed'cs of kid nejitly togsiber. This loop, fastened securely to a garment, wiil fctund any amount of pulling with out wearing or breaking. When a carfiet conies to be. laid afresh, the colors axe apt to look some vvlial dingy and certainly not so bright as was exiected. To remedy this use a i-st.il fa! of warm water containing two or three tablesiajorif uls of house hold ammonia and a soft flannel and t vv o f i e-sh clot lis for rubbing the carpet diy after it ha liecu washed with the fiist flannel and water. This treat rot-nt will, when tlie carpet is quite dry, lie found to give a most effectual lenova turn. Hut it must be rcuieiulx-red that certain greens will not bear anunonia; in such cases cluur warm water will fie.sjicu ami help the carpet very much. "Sugar cur is" are a new form of tlie old-fa-shioiied sugar cookies. 'I hey are particularly attractive to child imi or for anyone tlertirous of a variety. Itoll the cooky dough out rather thin antl cut it into stris about eight inches loiur ami th ree-q uar ters of ati ineh in width. Sprinkle them lightly with sugar ami alaee tliem in a buttered pan. Hake them Ln a quick oven to a very delicti!, color. W Item tlie strips are baked, as soon us they can be han dled, roll t belli around laige ien-ils or slicks aud ktep them so until they have cooled. N. Y. Sun. THROUGH THE STATES. Two white-winged crows naikc lail , visits to liobei t Mulliui's fai ni at llches ter, Md., but so far they have eluded ef forts to capture them. Four years ag-o, when wool was low. a Jonesbnro (Me.) man sold all his sheep but one, which each year sin.-, then has raised a bhack lamb, tintd thi: jear, when it had a air of w bite ewes Harry Zimmerman, of Sn ydcrsburg Md., shot and captured with'.ut doing it nny serious injury, a gray eagh which iiu-asurts three feet frtM.i bisak to tail and seven feet three inches aeros-s the wings. Charles Roberts and his wife and four children walked almost all the way from Clay county. Kan., to their forme, home in Anne, Arundel county. Md. Witig helped to a railway r'uie over one stage of the journey, by symKit hetic people at Hcns-ie-. in Ikilt'more county, who took up a collection for them. GEMS OF THOUGHT. No great man ever had time to play checkers in the middle of the day. Atchison Globe. We must not take the faults of our youth into our old age; for old age brings with it its own defects.- Goethe. Men must decide what they will ifot do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do. Meucius. The only faith that wears well ami holds its color in all weathers is tlm l which is woven of convictiou aud set with the sharp mordant of experience. Lowell. On great occasions it is almost al ways women who have given the strong est proofs of virtue and devotion; the reason is that with men good and bad qualities ate in general the result of calculation, while in -women they arc impulses springing from the heart. Moutholon. Daw of the New Wonts. "To the stake with her," thundered the tyrant. "Mercy!" implored the un happy captive. "Some other death! ?n heaven's name, some other death! She entreated deaf ears and a lieart of stone. "If he could know," sire moaned .is she was dragged away, "how I bate, to cook!" Even now, ere j-et the clouLs of medieval U)erstit ion had l-gun to purple with the dawn of a lietter day, and more to that effect, the; aspirations of woman were already looking beyond the merely domestic horizon with which convention sought to environ her. De troit Journal. OUtt GKKAT A II MY. Mora Trained Soldiera than Any Other Nation. Titer Are t Kull.led, Bat Are Avail able at Short Notice Suine Very In terratlnw War Ma area. Every year seems to make it more probable that the close of the nine teenth century will mark an epoch in the history of the world. The thoughts of the nations have for some time now In-en tuinid to the subject of war, ami, incredible though it may seem, in the event of a general call to arms, nearly 4il.oo(i,uol men could le placed in the he'd. According to the Ixin.b.n Daily Mail's estimate, the I nited States can call upon a gi eater number of tiained sol diers than any other country in the wot Id. Although the standing al my 1 umbers only -7,Oi men each state ha-: to support its ow u militia, and, should it become necessary as a last resource, upward of ?,5on,0ou nu n could assist in maintaining the independence of the states. To defend the coast there would be a l.avy of some Til ships, with hi.tiiHl men. Of the European armies the biggest is that of France. The number of uit-u in the active army and reserves is -JsSil.-UKi. The tcnitoriid army is 'jimi.um strong and its reserve l.loo.ouu. muk ing a total of sviiic 4,oi.i..iiMi. it is nut likely, however, that under anv con ceivable circum-ttancrs more ihan2,5ii. iiimi men could be .ailed out. T he navy, with 4"I shijkv, also has a lescrve of 1 H, o men, of w horn about -o.jWi are serv -ing i.t tlie present time with the licet. Nt'xt in point of numbers on a war footing comes Germany. The peace sticngth of the standing aimv Lsaboul 5-I'i.MK). Theie has lieen no late return of the war strength, but in the last ex tremity Gccruiauv would have an a nut fcl not tar short of .iMHi.litui trained men whik- 22,tiiM) men could man the 'u.hM vessels const it ut ing t he navy. The thin! great iwer is Russia. The total pcac footing of this country is '.it i.i n . am the war footing 2,.iIi,ihmi. The navy con sists tif b'.M shits, manned by a.uoo men. Italy can boast of an army i.-umber-ing :i,o::u.mi0. of which nearly 2Dtl,(HMi are under arms, timi.tnio are on unlimited leave and 5.i0,um are mobile militia ami J.ii5n,ooo are territorial militia. The navy comprises i!l,ii0 luni and -L'lS r hips. From a military point t.f view Grcal Hritain ill compare.-, with her Kurtqa-an Leighlioi's. The total of all branches o! the service only amounts to 71.i.C-vS. ami of these only bC5,lil are classed as ef fective. The tegular forces at home and ii; the colonies only number 117,luS. the iu my reserve is so.li.m, the militia Hi. 101, the yeomanry 11,07s an.l tlt. ,,!iin tet rs L'OIJ.Cs. The Hritish nav v . tbeie foi e should at all t lines be a 1 1 tnai kably tlong tine. Austria-Hungary has a war footing of 1.75II,iiiki, but should the necessity J.rise over -LOim.oiMi men would have t i lake arms in tlefeuse of their country. The Davy has only a total of some s.jikr men to man 110 ships. The iiermanent army of Spain num bers llK.tHMi men. which could le in creased iu time of war to I.osS.imni; 2:s, ooo men could man the 103 vessels com prising the navy. 1 he at my of Switzerland is diviihtl as follows: The elite, 131. aim; the laml wehr M.OiMi, and the lamht uriu 27.1. 2im. Sweden has Its. say, men and I.ikni ie serves, with a navy of j.i ships with "In, ihkj men, antl Norway an army t.f .'J'J.ihhi, although the numltcr of triH.ps actuallv under arms never exceeds, even in wai. l.MJd men without the consent of the storthing. The navy of :il shijis is onl litanued by 525 men, although some 323,000 men could be called u'on ti. e rvc. China could bring some 9sii.(hmi men ou the field, and Jauin 271.000. Of the suirtller ovvers there is Rou r.iania, with a permanent army of 51, liimen and a territorial army Hinder ing si,joo; Tortugal. with a va. iiretigth of 15ii.0iu; IVrsia, with :M.aM: Servia, with 21(1,000; Netherlands, with bL 04-0 and a navy of 133 ships ami 2. sol men; Hclgiuut with a strength of 1".5, mm men and a garde civique of nearly 45.IHKI, and Denmark with a war strength of Co.ooo men and an extra re serve of lC.oiui. ouly called out iu ex treme emergencies. The smaller nations of the world ah have their means of defense, and tin Congo Independent State. Cttsta Rica Ecuador, Mexico. Morocco, Tern. Tara guay. Co! i via. Afghanistan, the Ar gentine Republic, Liberia, Nicara gua, the Orange Free State and the Soutn Africa Republic, among them, could number something like a million and a half men. It iia terrible reflection that the will of one man or a mistake of diplomacy may bring these armies of the world in to tension. After the first shot is tired no one can say when antl where the sacrifice will end, and the contem plation that 4.I.INNI.IMIO men are armed again: t each other, even in the interest of "iicace." is not soothing w lien riinmii: of war are so rife. It means that alt over the glotie one man in every fort v of the imputation Is ready for the frar N'. Y. Herald. Clever Vaiwe ra. It is a curious freak of circumstance that the first of the Htitish is Irs to grant the right of franchise to women should be the Isle of bu. It ratio r reminds one of the story English wom en are fond of telling: A school in s) lector once asked a c lasts to name the islands of tlie Hritish isle. No one mei. tinned the Isle of Man. To remind them, the inspector asked : "Well, what would you call an is la ml lliat had no women on it?" And a gallant small huv prvnupt It-' cried : "I know, s;r. The Rc'illy isles." A llllflrult Task. Some of the iiolice captains are brave men. I asked cum- of the bra vest what was tlie luirdest job be ever had. to which he replied: "Stopping a prizevfight." Tiiinkiug to hear an account of riot ous proceed rng, I asked for the de tails. "Oh, there ain't any." he said. "There warn't nothing disturbing at .out it. The trouble was w ith meself. I wanted to seethe finish. N- V. Tre -s. A DOG THAT CAN TEST METALS. Miser Tli Know a l.t.txl M.iur) fruut Had. l:t-r 'I line. No bank teller in l.va has a truer iusliiit-t for real, genuine ai t -v h. , J silver iltdkirs than has a Rock Ripi.ls dog called Silver T ip. s.ivs t he I h-c.i"., Tiiues-Heral.l. Sil v er Ti p is t., u-i-od i, 1 and weighs ulittiit ten n.ui..ls. I his tvvo years of life he has b. en the pr, p clty tif lllidlonl T.albt-r. t.f the l.vt.ii hotel, at Rock Rapids, but it is enl. wit.hin the last year that bis p.c., r "f immediate insiirht i u 1 1 the nature ,.f metals has become k now n t.. bis ,,vv i. r. The way Tip manifests Ins .weis. as his t. .viier puts it, is as follows; f t.'ie takes a pile tif i-.-ins the s ;.- t.f American dollar --say a ttade dollar a Mexican dollar, a tive-frane piece ajid some eolinlei feit tlo'iats - m p.its,,lr. genuine dollar piece ii. the center t.f the pile. Tip will riiiuiiup- around among them for an in.-t.iut cm 1 snatch the gxni! coin ;.nd piocc. d o ti'ke care of it in approved d. g f;ish:oi to au aeeompanimciit t.f t'towU and bites, t r if one rolls ,i coin along tl.. flo.ir Tip can tell every tune Vkb.-tht-r it is good stult t-i lie i-bae.l. Tip never mokes a iiiist.-.h,.. and there isn't a bit of tbiul.t a'u.ut iiis jM.vvers. He has been tested by Chicago bti-i-ress men and by ctiiuuiittees of I..vy.t s'ient is-ts. He tfets no human help i:i his work. The go.d coin is not mark.- 1 in any peculiar way for bis l...ue!it. r-t.r is it scented. Anyone can us,, j,; own -oiii in the experiment. Nor d... s Tip's overs de-nd on signs from bi m:i-t.-r. The latter haves the io..m without detrat-tiiig from t he d. .g's abil ity in the b-i-t. Mr. itarlier h.is refused all e ffers for the pur: h lse t f Tip. NO USE FGIJ THE METRIC SYSTEM ' W -i -I.I oaln l.Slile liy d..iOlne l uiilin. ulul Kuroir'. Hraturra. '. ii V - :.. .ii I v e cba jige t hi e u i, it.-, t o i. lo,.l . ;.t v. ii v h agrees with iu illi.r it t beiii. ...t w ii eh, a I I -t . w its . i igii y the V i.s.iii.jH st'tieme of a congress of pluiosoj.hc s? We have little Jo I, arti or gain by adopting the inivtsures ..f .i.i iiit-iit.il l:uro-. s:u.si 'jisi, r'. Mac airie. 'I h rce-tj uarters, or tn-ailv so. of the commerce and traffic of the vvt.rl.l ir carried ou by solue birui of appli jiic.-. vv bet her moved by vv in.!, w ater or steam, whit-h has leeii built ftt.m Ei,giis,h measures by some Engl!sh-si-akii.L people, ami the propoilioti is all the time increasing. Why adopt anotlit-r and more incoii veiiient system w hieh will render al! systems of strew tbrea.is. gear ttslh. f.mmlry pattt rns. shop draw ii i t.- . olts.dete as Well as sbelviliL.' the in.vt valuable collection of In. -v balneal liter ature in the VM.rld and ictpiiring all its tables to le translated into a foreign measure, merely to obtain the advan tages of a dc.-tn.ikj systt-m wliicti. as I have show n. we already have tt. all in tents and pui-oses in a far more con venient form than we should obtain tr.dii the introduction t.f the iiict.-rand it-s derivatives? Resides. these tvv,, ui:it incisures- the inch and the foot we aJso use tlie cub'c yard in t iv .1 en gineering ft.r excavations and tarlb work. but for mechanical purjMjst s wt could get along very well with no other unit but the inch. THE DEAF GIRL UNDERSTOOD. aoau( Mam'. Tender Remark, to Ilia True Lot e. It doesn't always pay to express your inmost thought even guaide.Rv iu the presence of deaf mutes, says the Roston Record. A story wastoldat 1 he meet ing of the Woman Suffrage ass.n-iat ion t he other afternoon which showed conclu sively the wisdom of the alne remark. A devoted couple w ho. apparently, had lieen long separated wt re thrust smbleiily into each ot her's t om pa n v at a lai gcl v -attended reccpt i.. ti. i hc lad v who told the story said that she was present iu c. in (villi V with a'l educated leaf girl. T he happy reunited pair dis played fully the thoughts that were in their hearts by tlie beam upon their eolilitellaiic-.'s. Suddel.lv the oiitig man drew near to the tine whom he a.'.. Ted and said, in a low tone, inaudible to those about him. a few seemingly af f. ctionate Words. The deaf gill watched the pr.w-ec.liijgs with intense int. lest and suddenly broke into a br.tad grin. Her -omaiiioii inquired what it was that amused h.-r. She turned alniut so that the couple could not see her and t.pli.-.l: "That man said: 'If ail these people wele not here Ft! hiss veil. If thev doii't get out of the way pretty stN.i, 1 shall have to before them. The girl replied: "Then I shall scream. " The deaf girl understood their words by the motion of their lips. BRICKS OF STRAW. Mixed vtlih Tar aad Kwrnird Into l abn I .ilrr I'rruarr. A T.d.sti newspaper announces a new invention made l.y Warsaw engineer, w lio prvquised to the city auth. rities a quite original material for street at ing. He uses cubes of compressed st raw instead of the vvooJcii blocks used iu some other European countries. The manufacture t.f Uiese straw en Us is carried ou accord. nc to a peculiar prm--"ss. Straw is cut in pieces tif a cer tain length, i m pn coated with a lluil. the oiiqH.siUoii of vthich is a secret of the invent. .r. and then pressed in bl.M-ks. The iuvet.tor huvs i;p stmw ii: bales, busts them closely toccthcr with wire, and then immerses the en tire bundle in t.t a hot stdm ion. the sm.-il of vv hieh indicates t hat f-evei al m..t. n il s like pitch, rosiu. tar and oiher of th same kind form jMrt if the mixture. These bundles of straw remain for a certain length t.f time in the solution and are then subjected to heavy pres sure in a machine, w hieh they leavt in the shcipe of rci.iy culies. Aiitird i ng t. the invtiitoi. rh'.s pavinc mater. al i ebcar thin wmid. but more d u ra Id and stronger, and at the same tinif Iiiole el istie. A lUrnaraiilaK Mara. Mrs. Hnnnikcr I'm really tlisoour-ag-ed alaiut mr Will. 1 don't lt-IVve he is destined to I e a great man. after all. Mr. Hunnil.cr Nonsense. tntt-nsi ! What's put that idea into our head ? "Why. hk nt this letter I've ju-t re ceived from hint. He's Weti ill ftl lege two eais now. a;.d hrs handwrit ing is still s. g.Mjtl that you can ie;ul it i-ght off. alout like ptint." Clevtiau.l I-eador. . THE SEASON'S FASHIONS eils to tie fashionable must be plain, the simple lei.glb of St,ft HrUSSela ieet l iii g one of the most approved. A corn colored hat with black lace t ' 'lUiiuii.L' is prvttv, also the same owi "id hi.i with a very full wreath of blue. 1 Ot 11- I'.. ,y. ,-r k.its ;r.. cry full at the back and are gathered over cords and drawn I -s. H. so that the back shows a "-il.t-ci .1. si;..., , , Iir. coril oiitive another. . hy ha's are shown in braids of ev.i-v iiuagii, ,i,!e .-olor. Redisexceed- : o; ul;ir. an,! w trimmed with a pi. t .i-,,,,, of s..tt black lacse or chiffoa is . ..f ij1lM stylish of the milliner', ercnt i..i,s. lb- sutjilice front is paiiiiuar in fa vor, :,iitl when eaief.il: adjusted 18 be '' aln'ost all figures, Forstout l.i.l. . -:- i' s.-,-ii.s to reduce the bulk, while lot -l. nd.-r ones it can lie left slightly I i.'se and is icry pretty and gra.-cful. I he l.ciii,.- of the shoulder caiM is s o.i to I..- as,,,,,.,! j w true this my be one can s. arcely state aut horitative l.v. but ironi all appearances this form J gai-im i.t is tUo useful, and has made '"" ';' friends to 1 given up very soon. vo! i l.ciis of silk or velvet are ufL ii. I to th.-s.. ..Dlc of the rich buckles are fast, I,,..!, (im- tif the novelties is a It "t v eilow velvet w it h three very ele gant cut j,-; lu hies, one in front and 'I., on . it h.-r sid.-. At the back there i a l.,ri.v rosette t.w of leather. ,i oi.g ihc -..pu!ar lielt ouckles are :iios,- ,.f oxy.lized silver with jewel, l'h -re are also handsome plain octs, .ii. I provideiit women who have put ;.v;. t .. ir old -liuc trinkets may sow bnr.g o ,t their old-fashior.ed bucklca and wear them with a great deal of 1 i- asuic. rt.lii ial flowt-re p.:e extravagantly I.. ..i.t if i.i. "1 hey are exceedingly nat ural ami very rich looking. Cheap Ib.tveis ;ir,. shot-tHcd )sessior. I Lev c.mie apart with the slightest dampness. .l(l rumple almost if one looks :n 1lnm.-.. Y. lslger. NUTS AND FRUITS. Ua'uul, give tit-rve t.r brain food; must-), . he. it ati.l waste I to- iriral mijority of small frea -tl Mulls are laxative. Apples supply tlie higher nerve axsl j:.i.s.;.- i.....!. t.ut . not give Slav. IVi.e kernels give heat and stay. They serve a, .1 s u j it ; t ii te for bread. I'. ...1 ii-.'s contain nerve and muacle ... I. h.-a'. an I uj.ip, l,ut are bad for : 'i - i iv er. 'ranges ar - refreshing and feeding-. i i:t are ii. t good if the liter is out of ..id. i. i.r. -i. K..trr-mj-.iarc blood purify- i i i. nt of little fsa-i valuei; reject p s j.s.d shins. Hi. in l.e.l a:iiioi.Ls give the hiarber e or i-ralii ai.d muscle food, no heat Was.,.. H'ue g.-ap. s are feeding- and blood i . t v .Hi. : i. m rich for tiio&e w ho suffer f i Hi t tie liver. .laicv fruit,- give more or le-m tb ii I'ln r nerve or brain, and. oome few, liois. ic f..Ml and waste; nti h-at. l. iii..ii- and t..niatie3 should not be ..-c.l .hoiy In t-.ld weather; they havt a tii.iuiiiig and cooling effect. Ail st.iue fruits, are considered to bo i..j.i i i.uis for t ho.se who suffer from tite bver. and should 1 h- usnl cauliuusit. 1 .iiiatoes. higher nervetir brain food '.'el vv.ist.'; no heat; they are thinn ing ;.i.. I l:lnlil.il 'iig; ,l,i nut sviailov. skins. I'liiiies afford 1 he highest nerve or bia ii f.Nid; supply heat ami waste, but .'re not in uscle-feeding. Thev should be avoid,- I by those who suffer from th liver. - Dr. Sophie l.e.pper. AFTER THE BATTLE. A lluuie.lle Infellelly aad UkatUlf. lieiieil tt. tlie aareaaor. A Wash iiirtoii law vcr's life is not en tiiev without agreeable features, ai l!ioi.ih istssitijy tlie tirsl svllaLle of that word is not always slled f-e-e. s., , s t he St .ir. t.f t hat t it v . Recently one bad a client, a very quiet, iiin.l t ru-. v young ii.aihetii.an who vv ned and ondut ted a market firtardea sniit hIii-ic bt total the city limits. It sit-ins t b.it tie- young fcilow hat! somd trouiile with liia f at! ler-in-lavt . a med .liist.m, o!d man who ha.l always lui jis..i ou the huslsiiids of his daughters, a nd ;i f ter it vv as ov er he came to consult the attorney, whom he hol known for a long time. "'Cm utii." said the attorney, thought li.llv. aft.-r In tiring art of the story, voi.r father-in law cliargcd you with 1 real ing vtt.ir wife harshly? "Vis. sir." was the brief answer. hat did you do?" " I hel ".'"" "No: to hlJii." "I .l.-ii the charges from start to lii.ish. .ni l so .lid she." -U hat lid he do then ?" "Called me a lir." W hat dj,l lull dti?" "Hit li i tn one just one, sir." "What did he do then?" "Nothing, sir. The doctors done th lest." BORGIA ROOMS REDECORATED. a a miter a la tar a llraa Kalaeal a r I iniMitlilr lie bvarku Heaiarea. The ri'sti.ratni ot the ISorgia rooms in the Vatican is au undertaking w hieh wiii long sci ve to preserve the me morv tif Iru XIII. as a putr.tu of art, says a I mi Ion evt hangs. These six noble t lianil-rs. situateti alove the famous sUne of R.'.phacl. were built in 34io bv A Icxnndcr Yi. t.f unhallowetl renown. 'I lie llist. tiained tire hall of the pon t iTs, ;..i,J I --t-ii redecNamted iu the tim ol Lett N. after Raphaels dt signs. Ou th waits of the three next Tint urievhio tainted the rlnest of his fre-rf-oevs. and tine chamber contained the "Aldobran- liiii Marriace Feast." which is supposed o :i j pi , a link vv ii classical art. ISene .1. t to 1 Sttiitillo t.s.k up his master's brush to complete the adornment of the last two apartments. Ibis sumpt uous suite served as a home for the k pes until Sivtus . and Clement VJ II. constructed the existing s!aee. During the sack of Rome by Coi.st.ible tl- 1'.. .urlKin uiuch l.tiiiitce w ts done to t he Rorgia quarter, wl ieh has lateii pruftioally alndoneit utitil to-slav. It.harpilv. the mural paintings ia t:.ly two of the rvnan have been f. ut.tl iu a state admitting of re pair. E!scw here it baa beeu necessary to renew t!ie decorative work as far as pos sible on the original line.