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Electric IMt Flour ' Has Long Been a Favorite. The mill has just been remodeled, and the Flour is better than ever. IF YOTJ LIKE GOOD BREAD CIVE IT A TRIAL. Electrie Light Flour Is made by J. N.WORK & CO. only, but SOLD BY ALL GROCERS, - THE DEI TIC Vol. 24, No. 49. RAVENNA, O., WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1892. Whole No. 1245 UIDflU ROLLER LHLIS HSU KIRK & WOOD Proprietors. MAKUFACTUBXBS AMD DXALIBJ III Best Brands of Holler Flour . AKD ALL KINDS Of FEED. Delivered to any'part of the Clt JStf-Try our DAISY Brand of Flour. When vour Cash Purchases aers:rec:ate $40, you will be presented with your choice of our beautiful Paste ctures Free WHY WE DO IT. We are giving away beautiful Pastel Pictures for two reasons: First We wish to express to our old customers our apprecia tion of their patronage. SECOND We hope to induce a large number of new customers to trade with us at least long enough to test the quality of our goods, our prices, our reliability, and our way of doing business. We believe in enterprise and advertising, and that every one in business ought to use all honorable means to make his trade as large and his customers as numerous as possible. Please bear in mind that we make no advance in the price of our goods cn account of this offer. We will continue to be headquarters for good goods and low prices, and expect by increasing our trade to be able to sell on a closer margin and to offer better bargains than ever before. We respectfully solicit your patronage and will take pleasure in presenting you with the pictures to which your purchases will entitle Risdon & Taylor. Boil to Ptas 7 I July 20th, 1892. it "will interest "We are bound to please, and every one of our thousands of customers testify that we more than succeed. We doit by a line of goods that isn't surpassed, and by PRICES THAT ARECQBEECT all, whatever their condition in life. If you have been buying unsatisfactory goods and are disconsolate, try a change. The best things " come down" frequently, and so with best-goods. We don't meet the so called competition of alleged "Bargains;" usually they are far from bargains. But OTTATJTV in o-nnrls at. nnr slorfi vou can deoend UDOn. -so -- -- - e - x a It will be a cold day when our prices can be excelled by our competitors. F. P. CHAPMAN, GOOD SHOES THAT FIT. RIGHT. ERE Is a Genuine News Item. READ IT W. W. MONSEY- Offers his entire stock of Sprin and "Woolens at greatly reduced prices, in make readv for Fall Goods. It will to can and leave your orders as they MUST GO. Summer order to pay you These pleasant Summer days are favorable ta quiet meditation, (as well as a busy trade), and in our leis ure moments we do a little in this way. So let us take a little "whack" at Fashion, while we are in the mood. "Why do you suppose that which we call Fash ion, for want of some better (or worse) name, should demand at each recurring season something different from anything that had preceded it? Occasionally (!) it comes in shape of something sensible often otherwise- How frequently some freah of doubtful virtue is at first looked upon ashance then " we pity, then endure, then embrace" it! and for a longer (oftentime a "shorter) period the Devotee is content. And so it goes. . !Now you and I can understand in a measure why we love Horseradish in the early Spring, or why we look for our Buckwheat Cakes and Maple Syrup in the! Fall and Winter But just why we all should be for ever and ever wanting to change the style of Hats and Bonnets, and everything else, just as they 'begin to wear soft and smooth, and wrinkle and fit us so comfort able, as though they wanted to caress us, and we love them as old friends, is past finding out. "Why is it? It is passing strange, how easily old ties are severed with some. ("Not so with us. "We draw the line on old shoes. Perish the thought that we would desert old, triedfriends "or the sake of Fashion.) We do not know as it is wise or profitable for us to spend time in ' trying to solye anything so mysteri ous & thing so incomprehensible May be it is just as well for us to accept the facts as they are, and each and every one of us try and be as sensible as we can in the Fashion we adopt for ourselves. Of course it is a little early to know much of what Fashion will reauire of us this Fall. We are already beginning to catch the first sounds of some things that will be the right ones,- Notably, in Dress Goods, we are toia mat aiurvivi au omitia ior early all and Winter Suitings, is one of the things that will prevail to a great extent. We have this early received line of these goods, and are selling them every day. They come in Plain' Twills and different styles of weave, and in different colorings- -but" Navy Blue and Black are the colors that everybody wants. They are in different qualities, from 50c per yard up to $1.00, from 1 yard to yards wide. They are particularly adapted for street wear, ana mate most excellent, serviceable buitings. While of course HENRIETTA CLOTHS. SERGE SUIT . The Country Kditor. An editorsits in the old olfire chair. There are stains on his clothes, and his Ions pray hair Just strays as it pleases, now here now there. Or stands like a shock in the ambient air That is pure and refreshing' this is no joke Save a now-and-tlien column of sky-blue smoke. Which curls from a pipe as ancient and queer As he who dreams in the old office chair. For years he's been there, was the first in the town To capture stray news and pencil it down. He stood at the "case" in years gone by, Had more than a plenty of office "pi" Not mince and good custard such as cooks But the kind that poor printers occasionally Determined and earnest, his strong arm bare. He earned that Beat in the old office chair. He is true to his town, kind-hearted and g-ood. Never dunning patrons who promise him wood In pay for his paper and a column "puff," On such erring creatures he never is rough ; But treats all men with that kindness due From one in whose breast beats a heart that's true; And deals with the world good-humored and square. Is content with his lot in the old office chair. His paper 'tis true 's not the best in the land. But is just in tune with the nervous old hand. The old log school-house is plain to be seen With its cat-and-clay chimney the lines be tween ; But love's lying loose from date line to base. Reflecting the good of the editor's face. And bis manner of treating all things fair HouorS the man in the old office chair. he writes is scarred and broken and frequently The desk where scratched, The legs have been patched It is old and worn like he who sits there Keeling off "copy" in the old office chair. He looks down the years and knows that his "case" Will be taken as "full" by the Savior's good grace. Through days which have passed In sunshine and storm. Slowly and surely he's "made up" his "form," And ere long we will miss that trio there. The editor, desk, and old office chair. Tom M. Morgan, Paris, JU. A D0UBTIXG LOVE. RIGHT NOW, W. W- MONSEY The Merchant Tailor To Be Continued. Our very liberal offer of Cafilnet Pliotograpns at $3 per Dozen will be continued for a short time, at the earnest request of a large number of our patrons. Don't wait until it is ioo late, but improve this opportunity to secure the VERT BEST WORK a such remarkably low prices. If you want Pictures, Frames, Easels, Fire Screens, Stationery, Artists' Materials, etc., we can give you some rare bargains. No. 4, Opera Block. J. H. OAKLEY. -GIVE US A CALL BEFORE BUYING YOUR We are confident we have what you want in our line. Our &tock ia large, choice, and well selected, and eclipses in variety, quality ana style our previous enorcs, In all the Latest Styles. as Of all Descriptions and Prices, good NGS. and the ever excellent qualities of the ALL WOOL SUITINGS that the. American manufacturers produce in so many pretty styles at 50c. per yard, are just as style as ever. The general tendency in all medium and stylish new goods are of the rough character in pretty mixtures and rather plain in styles and as before mentioned, Naw Blue, Blue-Blacks and pretty shades of Browns are the colors that are in demand. All of them are adapted to the present and coming style of Dress Making foi street wear, or dress and Russian Waist, or Blouse, with pret ty Buttons, &c, are very pretty, and everything indicates that this particular season the fashion in materials and make-up are both pretty and sensible. We have many new things to offer you in all de partments. In fact, we have been so busy the past few weeks, buying goods every day and receiving new things all the time, th it we are at a loss to know where to commence to tell you what we have been receivi Among the new things we want to tell you about i i t-v mm r t-v t t t i - i t f ttt -- t are new tnmgs in uunau awisa iviu;si-.iin s m va riety of styles and prices. NEW SHIRT WAISTS in Percales, Plain Black, Blaefc and Polka Spots, and fine White Cambric, all in most excellent qualities and well made and correct styles. POINT D' IRLAND. ECRU TRIMMING LACES at 10c, 12c, 15c, 20c, and 25c. For Men, Youth.'Boys and Children. PANTS And Overalls, the best and cheapest. NECK WEAK, LINEN CUFFS, COLLAES, &c. And other goods too numerous to mention, which you will find at our store. Call and see our goods, and you will find our prices the lowest of all. IF YOU WANT A SUIT MADE TO ORDER, or Pants, Vest or Coat, you cannot beat our prices, style or work. Clothier and Merchant Tailor, R A VTrXTAT A Ci No. 3. Fheuix Block, A" v E per yard. These goods are very desirable and scarce. Also, full new line of REAL TORCHON LACES. New things in Black and Colored Silk Gimps for Dress Trimmings New Dress Buttons, Pearl, Jet and Silk. Novelties in Silk, Velvet and Leather Belts Fan cy Hair Pins in Metal and Horn Money Purses and Bags, and a thousand and one little Knich-nachs that always interest Ladies, and that you always can find m our Fancy Goods Department in much greater variety than elsewhere, and always at our well known low prices. LEAVE YOUR ORDER FOR A PAIR OF OUR OWN Made Teai Fly Nets! Hi They will cost you $6.00 ver Pair. COME AND SEE SAMPLES. Ov, "W. GOCKEL. We Are Making Closing Prices On all kinds of bUMMJiR GOODb. We have some particularly pretty things in PRINTED CHINA SILKS, that we offer at much less than early prices. But this is enough for this time. We used to think, in the "good old times," that we did not want any new goods during what used to be the dull Summer months. But not so now. We have no dull times. There is no time when we are not busy right along and the new things keep coming, if anything a little more frequently than usual. It is our constant endeavor to make our store more attractive at this time than ever ; to fill up and have new things that our large and constantly increasing trade re quire from day to day. If we haven't what you want, only ask us, and if it can be had, we will get it for you, and get it quick, too, and at the correct price. Always remember, we are glad to do anything for our customers wre can to help them get just what they think they want. - Come and see us. ID. ZMI- CLE WELL. "Aunt, what is your true opinion of Bessie Fallington?" OlcLMrs. Graham smiled over her gold spectacles at her nephew Cecil, ana, with just a touch or numor, asked : "Why?" "Well, you know I've been paying her some attention " And before committing yourself you wish to get the opinions of your friends?" custate it bluntly, aunt, but I suppose that is about the truth." lhen, Cecil, I can not give you my opinion." Cecil withdrew. As may be inferred, he was an indecisive fellow, and, of course, was not now satisfied. Praise of Bessie from Aunt Mildred would have decided him.- But he was left exactly as before, except that he could draw two opposing inferences. Jbirst, that if his aunt had not favored his suit she would have advised against it; second, that her refusal to give . an opinion meant that she opposed it. buch men as he adopt tests, but he had not ingenuity to invent one. The secret of such doubt is usually high self-esteem, which conjures an ideal worthy of affection. Oddly enough the luminous point in Cecil's ideal was fidelity. Bessie's social position was level with his, but would she be true? Wasn't she a coquette. Tom Plotton was a down-city com mission merchant; one of those men who forge ahead on the voyage of life, and by the twin propellers, energy and determination, reach a port of com mercial success. Cecil and he had been college mates, but their late-acquaintance had only been casual, con fined to chance meetings at social gatherings. An outspoken man, but withal a thorough gallant, acquainted with all the marriageable ladies worth knowing, he was just the man to ren der the opinion Cecil craved. He was found in his glass-inclosed office, niillerishly white from flour he had been examining before buying. "Tom," began Cecil, after greetings, "I came to get your candid opinion of Bessie Fallington." Plotton looked "fool" at him, but re plied: "Well, it depends on what the opin ion is based. As a commission mer chant, say, she'd be a prime failure; as a sea captain, ditto; and as " "As a wife, for instance." "That depends on the man who gets her." "Well, for me, say?" "Oho," exclaimed Plotton, running his finger through some coffee grains in a tin box, "you're in love with her, are you?" "Frankly, yes." "And before you put yourself in dan ger of making a matrimonial blunder you're around getting opinions." "Well bluntly, yes. The same as you look into BradstreeCs before sell ing to a stranger." "The stranger's credit is doubtful when I do." "Well?" "You doubt' Bessie Fallington?" "Good gracious, no!" "Then what do you want an opinion of her for? If you don't doubt her you're sure of her. That's as plain as A. B. C. If you love her and are sure of her worth, an opinion isn't worth a coffee grain, or shouldn't be. If you love her, you'll pitch in and move heaven and earth to get her." But I ask vour opinion, neverthe less." "Whether it cuts or not?" "Yes." "Give her up." "Why?" "First, if you doubt her, she won't suit you." "1 don't grant that." "Second, she is a pronounced co quette; wants wealth in a husband; is willful: demands continual petting admires men of distinction, men who can cut a dash, and especially men of decision, but will quarrel with him if her way is crossed; doesn't know a saucepan from a griddle, etc., etc., full of faults but pretty as a spring morn ing." Graham rose pettishly. "You don't believe my opinion, I see. Very good; it's one sign you love the girl. Of course you're in vited to her progressive euchre party next week. Go and criticise her if vou can in siarht of her beauty. Then we'll meet and compare notes." "Agreed. Good morning." The next Tuesday evening found Cecil in Bessie's fashionable home. He had exactly poised his mind, but the first sight of her unbalanced it in her favor. She was rarely beautiful, and her welcome rang with genuine hos pitality. It seemed impossible to criti cise her; a' good, true heart must be the center of such physical loveliness, but Doubt whispered: "Wait and watch." Of guests, there were seven ladies and eight gentlemen. Bessie had, therefore, to choose her first partner, and Cecil watched eagerly to see which this would be. It was Alfred Arnold son Hughes, who had lately won liter ary fame. Bessie smiled brilliantly upon him as they took seats at the ace table. "She's flirting with that fellow," muttered Cecil as the bell rang for play. When it rang again for changing tables he was obliged to remain at the jack table, because, in watching, he had blundered stupidly. Bessie and the author won the game, and though they were not partners in the next, the merriment between them contin ued, and he saw her dart a perfect co quette's smile at him as at the next he went down to the kings. Tom Plotton was her next partner, but her sparkle was gone. She scarcely spoke. "Humph," muttered Cecil, "quite a descent from literature to flour. Plot ton and I will surely agree, for he is undoubtedly getting the cold shoul der." Yet, despite himself, doubts would break into the adverse decision. "Per haps she is true after all; her spirits maybe her way of entertainment. I may be making a fearful mistake." Finally good luck advanced him and he became her partner for a game. She was all life again; exactly as she had been to the author. He believed he detected her wish to draw him on to loving her, and though flattered, the old doubt' grew stronger. The duties of hostess did not necessitate such action, she had tried to draw the author on; she was trying him now. The only result would Toe that she would reject them both in ridicule. Music and promenading through the spacious house followed cards. Cecil hastened to engage Bessie as compan ion, but the author forestalled him. walked angrily into the conservatory and stopped before a palm, ostensibly examining it, but in reality analyzing his state of mind. Was he jealous? If so, he really loved Bessie, but could he ask her to be his when all he bad seen confirmed her coquetry? Bessie and Hughes came near and stopped before a huge plant, but with their backs toward Cecil, who was well screened from them. Miss Fallington," said the author, in the unmistakable voice of devotion, "do you like literature?" I love it," she replied. "Let me tell you a little secret that you must never reveal. I have lately had quite a num ber of poems published anonymously, of course." "Adorable," he cried, enthusiasti cally. "You must show them to me." By no means. You would criticise the poor little attempts." .Not for worlds, lhey could not help being full of fire and genius. But would you not like to devote your life, yourself, to literature r" "Oh! Mr. Hughes, my humble tal ents wouldn't last a fortnight. "I don't mean in that way, though vour talent would. I mean, would you not like to live always in a literary atmosphere in fact. Miss i aldington, as the wife of an author. "Pardon me, Mr. Hughes," she ex claimed, "but 1 do believe this rare plant is dying. I must tell father at once." "Don't turn me aside." pleaded the author, trying to catch her hand. "I love you to DECISIVE Baking Powder Tests The United States Official Investigation of Baking Powders, made, by authority of Congress, in the Department of Agriculture, Washing ton, D. C, furnishes the highest authoritative informa tion as to which powder is the best. The Official Report Shows the ROYAL to be a cream of tartar baking pow der, superior to all others in ! leavening power &$?). THEY LIVE IN TREE TOPS. The Strange Mid-Air Homes of a Tribe o. South American Savages. HOW CLACIERS ARE FORMED. Interesting Facta Kegardlng the Wonder ful Monsters of Frozen Territory. "Hush, hush, Mr. Hughes," she whis pered. Here comes some one." The some one was Tom Plotton, and he was coming directly for them. "Mr. Hughes," he said, "they are asking for you in the parlor. They're discussing the authorship ' of a late anonymous poem. They want you to help them out. "Very well," replied ' Hughes, gal lantly, "ana i think l can make a good decision on the latest and directest in formation." "Don't you dare," exclaimed Bessie, with a light laugh, the meaning of which came in words as soon as the author was out of hearing. . "Oh! I'm so glad you came, for, don't you think, he was just declaring his love for me." . Both broke into a hearty laugh Conviction struck Cecil. If this wasn't an evidence of heartless coquetry, what could be? He sincerely thanked his good fortune that his doubt had kept him from declaring his own love several months before in a similar place. And 1 have no doubt, he heard Plotton say, "that if I were now to say that I love you, you'd thank some one for interrupting, and laugh as heartily over my silliness, wouldn t your" "ferhaps 1 should." J hough you have given me some encouragement, Bessie." "Have I? Come, I want to tell father this plant is dying." lhey moved away, and Cecil re turned to the parlor, thrilling with pleasure at his narrow escape. He re joiced greatly that Bessie Faaington had never had a chance to laugh at him. He shortly withdrew elated, but in the night, doubt of his decision troubled him. The heart and head would not agree. The stronger be- came the latter, the fuller was the former of rearet that he could not have Bessie FalliiTgton. Next morning he hastened to Plot- ton's establishment and found that gentleman in his glass office, looking auite hapov. "Hanpy commission stroke."" asxea Cecil. "Yes, an unusual one. Well, I sup pose you have come to compare notes about liessie fallington. "Yes." "Well, what's vour decision?" "That she is a heartless flirt, and I think I'll give up all thoughts of her." "You think so.J" "Yes, only think, for I still can't de cide, and I came again to get your ODinion. "Well. I'll let you have it. I don't think she would make you a good wife I believe myself she is a flirt, and that she has lots of faults. If I were you I'd look elsewhere." "This is your earnest, sincere advice, is it?" "It is. But there is another reason why I'd give her up if I were you.' "What is it?" "She is engaged." "Engaged, and flirting around the way she did with you and Hughes and myself. It's awful. Who to?" "Well, it's something of a secret yet. She engaged herself only last night." "Last night? Not to Hughes?" Plotton laughed heartily, and said: "Guess again." "I can't. Give me the name." "Thomas J. Plotton." Cecil sank into a chair and stared. Tom laughed boisterously, nine-tenths of it being pure unalloyed joy. "But you said," stammered Cecil, "that she was a flirt, no housekeeper, and full of faults." "I know it, and say so still." "And going to marry her!" "Yes, by all means, "and we'll be as happy as any one can be on earth. I love Bessie Fallington, and if she had ten times her faults, my love demands that I must have her, and it will have her. As I told you before, love will move heaven and earth to get its ob ject. I've won her, and let her faults be what they may, I love her and must have her." Howard M. Hope, in Yan kee Blade. No Inducement. There is a tribe of South American savages whose singular mode of exist ence gave the name of Venezuela Little Venice to that northern pro vince. The villages of these people are built over the bosom of a great fresh water lake, which lies contiguous to-the gulf of Maracaibo. To escape from the mosquito, then, these people long ago abandoned the land, and, sinking piles into the lake, built their houses on them. Here nature's gifts seem singularly opportune, for not only does the lake offer miles of surface not ex ceeding five, feet in depth, but the neighboring mountain sides furnish a tree exactly suitable for piles. This is a species of ironwood, so hard as to turn the edge of an ax. It seems in credible to the N. Y. Journal that without metal tools the savages could fell, trim and drive in place these trees, but the evidence that they did is there. To further strengtKen tne piles nature, in the course of a few years of subversion, covers them with a deposit of lime which practically converts them into pillars of stone. Secure on these substantial supports the native builds his hut, using no metal, nails or bolts, but once more going to the vegetable world for a sub stitute, xhis he nnus m tne sipo,wmcn he uses green to bind beams, rafters and other parts of his structure with. The sipo dries and contracts, and no band of iron could be - more rigid or nearly as durable. These savages are not by any means the only laKe-awei-lers known; for besides the Swiss lake dwellers of prehistoric times, there are the Lake Prasias dwellers mentioned by Herodotus, who thus describes their way of living: "Planks htted on lofty piles are placed in the middle of the lake, with a narrow entrance from the mainland by a single bridge. These piles that support the planks all the citizens an ciently placed there at the common charge, but afterward they established a law to the following effect: 'When ever a man marries, for each wife he sinks three piles, bringing wood from a mountain called Arbelus,' but -every man has several wives, lhey live in the following manner: Every man has a hut on the planks, in which he dwells, with a trap door closely fitted in the planks, and leading down to the lake. They tie the young people with a cord round the feet, fearing lest they should fall into the lake beneath. To their horses and beasts of burden they give fish for fodder, of which there is such an abundance that when a man has opened his trap door he lets down an empty basket by a cord into the lake, and, after waiting a short time, draws it up full of fish." The Dyaks of Borneo are another race of aerial dwellers. They also use the hard ironwood for piling, and elevate their huts twenty and thirty feet from the ground. Some of their structures deserve a more dignified name than hut; for in some cases they have been known to be over 500 feet in length and capable of accommodat ing 500 occupants. One reason for building on' piles is the avoidance of snakes and other noxious reptiles so plentiful in the tropics; but the most important reason is that the Dyaks place an extraordinary value on the human head as disassociated from the body so much sc that, for his head's safety, each Dyak makes of his house a fort. Near the Dourga straits, on the coast of New Guinea, there lives a very singular tribe of Papuans known commonly as monkey men, from the fact that they climb about in the limbs of the trees with the ease and facility of monkeys. There is a stretch of several miles along the coast covered with a dense undergrowth of man groves. Through the whole length of this wooded belt these" monkey men fly with outstretched arms and legs, pre ferring that mode of locomotion to any other. r When a large tract of mountain sur face is exposed above the snow line, and when the precipitation exceeds that which can be removed by melting or by evaporation, the surplus snow gradually collects in the valleys and gorges, and slowly almost imper ceptibly moves down the slope far be low the usual limit. Thus are formed the well-known "rivers of ice," or glaciers. The best-known" glaciers in Switzerland, where some four hun dred, varying in length froin five to ' fourteen miles, are scattered through. the Alpine valleys. Their width varies from half a mile to one mile, and their greatest thickness, it is estimated, is somewhere about one thousand feet. But these, when compared to some of our Greenland or Alaska glacieis, be come very insignificant. Muir glacier, for instance, occupies a tract soma . thirty or forty miles wide, from which, nine main steams and. seventeen branches unite to form a grand trunk, , that pushes a mighty wall of solid ice, 5,000 feet wide and 700 feet deep, into Glacier bay. The great Humboldt far outstrips this, being fully 115 miles wide and some 2,000 feet in thickness. Nordenskjold,who penetrated 123 miles inland, was unable to find its end. Ocldthwaite's Geographical Magazine thinks that in all probability it is an arm of one gigantic field of ice.capping the interior of Greenland, and mov ing gradually but ceaselessly toward the sea. These monsters, however, are much more difficult to- study than their smaller brothers in Switzerland, so we will leave them and seei what there is to be seen on and about one of the lat ter. Beginning with his bleak, dreary birthplace, some two or three thousand feet above the snow line, and follow ing it to the point where it is trans formed into a muddy torrent, we will first select some summit having about that elevation. Here the light.powdery snow, which is but slightly affected by the heat of the sun, is blown hither and thither by the winds, and .finally deposited in the gulches and ravines. There it accumulates until, principal ly by its own weight,it begins to creep down the slope to the valleys below. As it gradually approaches the snow line it is more and more affected by solar heat, which every day converts the surface snow into myriads of tiny rills. These trickle into every possible crack and cranny and, during the night, are frozen solid again. Thus, through a succession oi ireezmg ana thawing, the entire mass acquires a coarse, granular composition, quite unlike the soft, powdery substance which it was farther up the slope. But all this time fresh deposits or snow are being piled on top. These naturally tend to compress it, and of course are in their turn compressed by still more recent falls. In this man ner, with the aid oi radiation, ine neve, as it is called, passes, Dy insen sible gradation, into clear, solid ice the glacier proper, lhis ends its ior-mation. Advice to Smokers. It is not learning but logic that counts most. The ability to see things in the correct light is a wonderful gift. A Chicago youth, residing in Engle wood, possesses this rare quality. He and some other boys excited the anger of a German neighbor by tying a tin can to the tail of the latter's dog. The German later on saw the boy passing his house and called out to him: "You blamed leetle tefil; you come in here I geef you a thrashing!" "No induce ment whatever," said the youth. "1 wouldn't come in there if you'd promise me three thrashings!" Chicago Times. It will be interesting to state what Sir Morell Mackenzie considered the effects of oversmoking on the throat. He stronsrlv obiected to a cigarette "as beinc the worst form of indulgence, from the fact that the very mildness of its action tempts people to smoke all day long, and by inhaling the fumes into their lungs saturate their blood with the poison. It should be borne in mind that there are two bad qual ities contained in the fumes of tobac co. One is poisonous nicotine, the other the hieh temperature of the burning tobacco. Most people, how ever, can smoke in moderation with out injury; to many tobacco acts as a nerve sedative, but, on the other hand, an excessive indulgence in the habit is always injurious." To any one who finds total abstinence from tobacco too heroic a stretch of virtue Sir Morell Mackenzie said: . "Let him smoke only after a sub stantial meal. Let him smoke a mild Havana or a long-stemmed pipe charsed with some cool-smoking to bacco. If the charms of the cigarette are irresistible let it be smoked through a mouthpiece which is kept clean with ultra-Mohammedan strictness. Let him refrain from smoking pipe, cigar or cigarette to the bitter end, and, it may be added, rank and oily end. Let the sinsrer who wishes to keep in the 'perfect way,'" added Sir Morell, "re frain from inhaling the smoke, and let him take it as an axiom that the man in whom tobacco increases the flow of saliva to any marked degree is not in tended by nature to smoke. Let him be strictly moderate in indulgence the precise limits each man must settle for himself and he will get all the good effect of the soothing plant with out the bane which lurks in it when used to excess." Ball Mall Gazette. Persian opium is said to be imported to this country in larsre amounts to be used in the manufacture of cigarettes- It is utterly unht for medicinal pup- poses. TEACHING BABY TO WALK. Leave .the Tonnster Alone and It WTU Learn Time Enough. , - People sometimes ask: At what age can we seat a child in a cnair; wneu put him on his legs; how old must he be before we can teacn aim u wain.r "The answers are easy," says the Pop ular Science Monthly. "He must not be made to sit till he has spontaneous ly sat up in his bnd and has been awe -to hold his seat. This sometimes hap pens in the sixth or seventh month, sometimes later. The sitting position is not without danger, even when he takes it himself; imposed prematurely upon him, it tires the backbone and may interfere with the growth: So the child should never be taught to stand or walk. That is his affair, not ours. Place him on a carpet in a healthy room or in the open air ana let him play in freedom, roll, to go ahead on his hands and feet, or go backward, which he will do more suc cessfully at first; it all gradually strengthens and hardens him. Som day he will manage to get on his hands and knees, another aay to go xorwaru. upon them and then to raise mmselt up against the chairs. He thus learns to dall he can, as fast as he can, and no more. "But, they say, he will be longer in learning to walk if he is left to go on his knees or his hands and feet mden nitely. What difference does it make if, exploring the world in this way, he becomes acquainted with things, learns to estimate distances, strengthens his legs and back; prepares himself, in short, to walk better when he gets to walking? The important thing is not whether he walks now or then, but that he learns to guide himself, to help himself, and to have confidence in him self. I hold, without exaggeration, that education of the character is go ing on at the same time with training locomotion, and that the way one learns to walk is not without moral importance." Strange Gautemalan Indians. opeaKlllg VI LUC cuaiiai vuawmov the people of Gautemala," Vice-Consul Chandler remarked, "almost all the freight is carried on the backs of In dians with us, the average load being about two hundred pounds, and. a day's journey for one of these natives thus loaded about twelve leagues or thirty-six miles. The strange thing about it is that on the return journey, if the porter cannot get a load to carry uacK, no Litis ii is ui ouug stones. This is to keep his balance.for, havinw become used to a forward lean ... , ..L i i i. ing position unuer mis usual iuau, no cannot make such rapid progress with out some burden. Furthermore, so safe is the country down there that a bag containing $1,000 in silver can b sent with absolute security on the backs of these Indians from one place to another." Chicago News.