In base ball, ails iipbokei^r. the. best
batter takesthe cake—ruck.
Though.fataftf 6f o'nr colleges are
rety 6ia th^ Kre still in possession
of their faculties.
Man is the lord of creation, but he
rarely presumes on the fact when he
occupjns. the same lot with a bull.
Art onion trust has been organized
in New York. There is nothing too
strong for a trust to tackle.
He—-'Darling," will you love me
when I'm gone?" She—"Yes, if you
are not too tar gone,"
A Detroit widow wants $5,000for a
kiss given her by.her em ployer. What,
f5,000 for one kiss? Go to—go to.
Give us two for five.
The faithful lover
where the World's exposition is held
while he is holding the world's fair in
Silence is a good substitute for wis
dom but the difficulty is found iti the
fact that the man without wisdom
cannot, maintain silence.
Doctor (to dying patient)—"Death
does not end all, my dear friend."
Dying Man—"Right, doctor! You
and the undertaker send in your bills
The female organist of a Utica
church has. eloped and married a
fourteen-year-old" ljioy .who, 'pumped
the organ. The affair has taken the
wind out of the choir.
"What are your children quarrel
ing about so continually?" "Why,
you see, they are so of one heart and
mind.. .Whatever .one wants, the
other always wants, too."
Ted—"I suppose. the'tteSt way to
find out whether she lovesme'isto
go right up and'ask her. Ned—"Not
at all my boy. Ask bne of her girl
"John, dear, doest't. it make you
sad to see the leaves fall?" "Weil,
not now but itusedto when I was
forthen I had tb sWeep
Tired Child—"Mamma, how much
did you put in the collection?" Moth
err".! quarter,. my dear. Why?"
Tired Child (gasping)—"Well, this
preacher gives an awful lot for the
-1 When the boilers of the steamer
Corona exploded,, destroying forty
lives, nothing was saved except• the
certificate of the United States boiler
inspector, to the effect that the boil*
ers were all right
"Father, what time! iB it?"
2 o'clock, my son." "Well"(throw
ing /down the hoe), "just 21
agotoday at 2 o'clock I was born
you :can do your hoeing' yourself
deip «omes into general ps® salutes
will beeome atbifig bf the past, and
the suh wiir gd1 flown without waiting
for tha eveiiifig%tm' to flrej as 'npw
•boy, always pays." Youngblood—
"*-It hasn't paid me." "What do yott
tneajot?" "Nothing, except that fa
ther ad1* ertised irie in the papers a
while ago apd hay^n's been ableto
get tick anywhere since."
Papa—Which of your Buitors do
you think you'will accept, Maria,
Jones, or ^ith?
you favor, papa?' Weft S&ith has "a
fine vein of humor. fibfe Jones has a
fine veinof. anthracite coAl upon his
fprmL. Iltrink I'll take him Sensible
A. wan at Florida,
claims to .have a, tree which, bears
qu&ijcesj'pears and apples.^But tliat's
notMnj^remarkable. ^man in this
towjrhas a ttfte which bears,' apples,
swfeet' potatoefl, pears, dnionsiand
pumpkins. It is an axle-tree.—Nor
''Don't you think said ajooth,
after working his vocal chords with
ihtjijffieVigour beside the hotel pianb,
"that! ought to go on the stage?"
"Yes,'". repliedMiss Pepperton, who
doesn't like him very well, anyhow,
"I certainly do. There is one that
leaves for the station just an hour
fuid a half from" now."
Little- Walter—Mamma, I do wish I
couUlfind my hat. Mamma—I 'am
ashamed to hear you complaining
e*ery day that ydn can't find your
hat. Thefe should be a place for
^erything and everything shOuld be
place. "Weil, mamma, that's
right. My hat is in its placerbut
I've forgotten where the place to."-.
Kew York World.
Talk about the weather as a fertile
topic for conversation! It is ot to
IU named with the ills that flesh
il heir to. What is our very first re
mark .upon meeting a friend or ac
quaintance? Do we not inquire, quite
88 if we expected no answer, "How
do you do?" And do not people
sometimes tell us, to our infinite
hope you will pardon my late
the young man, as he
imselfiu the eatinst chair.
jt my'umbrella and had to
la a staiMray tontil the shower
Thati' oite on you,
»ori^.T&tamy,' |n" great
soldyouso. Of course he
enough to go in when it
.And the silence, like a soft
TheMsmloiu BrMgsthrtlfow 8pustl»
%'s: Fbfli'tfIViitii. ":)h
Tb» OrMtwt Workeflte Kind in tht WerlA
Tetel Coat itS.SOO.OOO-riT* ThouasA
Workan WhoM hy itirigil tM,000
UttI* VllUgt by ItMU.
There is no bigger thing of its kind
in the World than'the big bridge which
the Scotchmen have stretched across
the Firth of Forth at Queensferry. The
Brooklyn Bridge is no small thing, but
it cannot compare with the Forth
Bridge, a single span of which is 1,710
feet or ilO feet longer than the one
span Of the Brooklyn Bridge. The
Journey alone from Edinburg to
Queensferry is worth the making. You
eta go by railway, steamer or four
horse coach. Acting on sage advice 1
chose the coach and was amply repaid
The drive from Edinburg is one of the
most beautiful that can be imagined.
The ride through Lord Rosebery's
estate alone is worth the price of the
Journey and long before you get out of
his demesne you can see the great
towers of the Forth Bridge rising
majestically in the air.
ABOUT HALF COMPLETED.
Queensferry is an old town with
a history. Most towns have a history.
Queensferry gets its name from the
fact.that it was at a landing within' its
precincts that Queen Margaret used to
embark on her trips to Dunfermine.
It has been but a little more than
six yean since this bridge was com
menced. This has been quick work,
all things considered, notwithstanding
the fact that abou^ 5,000 men have
been constantly employed upon it It
is not as nice to look at os the Brook
lyn Bridge, but in.every way it is a
greater piece of mechanism In fact
it is said to be the most wonderful
piece of engineering work in the worlds,
Had it been built as orginally design
ed it would have been a striking affair.
The ordinal plan was to have been
600 feet high. There would have been
practically two bridges, each carrying
a set, of rails audi heid .together by
braces. But when the night train
plunged from the broken Tay Bridge
with ninety souls on board this pian
for the bridge received its death blow.
Few persons outside of the engineer
ing fraternity know what a cantilever
is although they are coming into use
in America. Here is the definition
given to it by at^EngUsh engineer:
TWO-THIHDS COMt^E'EED. pOC
"A cantilever or, to b4 ihore -aeoti
rate, a cantilever grider. is the name
applied to a errlder having oiks support
only the parts overhanging this on ea^h
side -being balanced and.'the whole aatr
ficlently strong to oarry ite^lf aiitf^
loud withdut supports at either
And this it may do without being held
down to the! pier depending on its
weight* proportions and .general de
signi Jt follows that such a structure
puts^ no Btrain upon its --supports
whether ono or more, otiieF ^hiiir^the
verttidal' pressure due' $4* its own
weight and the load it canoes and' lhe
various Sections, being" braoe&^tt1 can
not alter its form, and parts being. in
this" respect exactly' thbv"reverse of" a
su^nsibn bridgtt** .,,
total space spanned by the Forth
I.?'09? feeti somettiing more
tluuta We. and a half. ExpludiqKLthe
approach viaduote, however, the bridge
propet is .fi.S19 feet Right in the
middleof the" river is ati' ^island
which is .• called Inohjarvie.- 'On
this- the oetftM pterls planted. The
the bottom of the Firth of Forth. The
S. W» CMSSON LACKCHED.
sight from any of. these piers is im
pressive. Out from three sets of four
huge towers of tubular steel ihe canti
levers spring right and left to the
height of 860' feet'^and outwards tor a
dutanc^ .of TOO feet untll they aliiiost
reach on the pther side. The space
between the arms, soms 800 fiset, is
bridgedIattio^-worked girder of
steel. This isr at ttw-main pier.
There are four caissons under each
pier, twislve hi all. The deepest is 89
feet under high water. It is of hollow
steel and iron and filled with about
Mrs. CHttdstone issslsted It its :iaun&>,
It Is hard for the" layman to under
stand how the cars can keep the track
on abridge that is always lengthening
and shortening as this one is. But the
engineers say they have surmounted
this difficulty. The space allowed for
expansion on the bridge is one inch
per 100 feet, and as it is 8,098 feet
long, the entire allowance is nearly 7
feet—twice the usual allowance.
THE FORTH BBWGE.
It was enough to make one nervous
to see the workmen on the bridge
hammering away 300 or 400 feet up in
the air. But the contractors did the
best for their men that they could. It
was impossible to get Scotchmen or
Irishmen to do the work, so Italians
were hired. A netting was spread
near the base of the piers to prevent
the killing of men by falling bolts.
Small boats were constantly hovering
about in the Firth to rescue any work
man who may fall from the bridge into
the water. The workshops connected
with the bridge cover some fifty acres.
There were about 5,000 workmen ex
clusive of salaried officials who drew
about |25,000 weekly in wnges. They
had an accident and benefit society to
which the contractors subscribed, a
canteen where they cooked their food,
a hospital and a hall where entertain
ments were carried on under the super
vision of tiie manager of the works.
The Forth bridge is not the longest
bridge in the world. The Tay bridge
is three-quarters of a mile longer. The
Tay bridge is calculated to stand a
wind pressure of fifty-six pounds to
the square inch before the bolts hold
ing the piers come into play. The en
gineers at the Forth say that their
bridge will stand fifty-six pounds down
the Firth on one arm of the cantilever
and the same up on the other. The
Forth bridge is a costly one. It cost
about £2,500,000. The Tay bridge cost
A line sight at any time is this big
bridge and the quaint little town of
Queensferry is crowded with excur-.
sionists. The Firth is crowded with
excursion boats at all hours, especial
ly at night, for almost all of the vis
tors Want to see how the bridge looks
in the moonlight But finer Is the
right from one of the towers of the
You ascend to the top of the columns
inaeage. It takes but a ebuple of
minutes but you won't forget the trip.
But once you are up you are not sorry
you made it Vessels in the distance
took like toys. You might see some
thing like it from the top. of the Eiffel
tower in Paris, you coutd .not from the
tops of the pyramids nor from the
Washington Monument So in many
ways the Forth bridge is a big thing.
And not Holyrood Palace itself is at
tracting so much attention just now.
Onions Instead of ftqinlne.
One day I was taken with chills and
headache—signs that my old enemy,
malaria, was on hand, says a corres
pondent of the American Garden. My
quinine box was empty and I was
looking forward to a restless, sleepless
night In desperation I peeled a raw
onion and slowly ate it and then went
to bed with warm feet and an extra
comforter, when, presto! I was asleep
in five minutes, and awaked in the
morning free frtpn malaria and ready
for the day's duties.
Our homely but strong frielud will be
appreciated in, time as a medicine, and
if agriculturists would turn their at
tention to raising a model with the
strong scent taken out that taints the
breath so unpleasantly families will be
putting their pills in the cellar by the
barrel and the doctors would' take to
onion farming. The'Onion acts as a
cathartic and diuretic, and may help
Jto break up a. cold or lessen the bad
symptoms. Said a doctor: VI always
store a barrel of onipns in my cellar
during the fall. We have them cook
ed twice a week, and whoever of the
family is threatened with a cold
eats some onion raw. If this vegeta
ble were generally eaten there would
be no diphtheria, rheumatism,gout, kid
ney or stomach trouble.
"But, bless you, the young men and
women are afraid to eat them. One
young man went so far. as to say to me:
'If my wife ate onions I would'get a
bill of divorce.'"
The'man whose antecedents make
The little he oafc brag on,
In things pertaining to success
Is apt to be as valueless
As that admitted uselessness—
The fifth wheel to a wagon.
First quarter: "Please brush my
hair, carissima. Your dimpled, dar-'
ling fingers know the deftest way.".
Full moon: "Sadie dear, I wish you
would brash off my coat You are.
more expert with the whisk than I
am." Last quarter: "Sarah, brush
the mud off my trousers there. Will
you? I got all splashed last night"
New moon: "Say, do be a little quiok
er with those shoes. I'm in a deuce
of a hurry."
Edison's shops at Sohe&ecUdv
ars to be gwaUyenU^rT1^'
Bopaa Kad* of Wornta's Hair.
Speaking before a meeting of the
Methodist ministers. Bishop Fowler
told of a new heathen temple in the
northern 'part of Japan. It was of
enormous size, and the timbers for the
temple from their mountain homes
were hauled, up to the temple and put
in place by ropes made from the hair
of the women of the provlnoe. An
edict went forth calling for the long
hair of the women of the province, and
two ropes Were made from these tress
es—one 17 inches in clrcumferenoe and
1,400 feet long, and the other 10 to 11
iaehes around and 3,000 foqt long.
At Wheeling, W. Va., the swmlv
natural gas to daily beaming scarcer.
If Gen. Bonlanger is a at all romantic he
will choose 8t Helena as htopiiuw of exile.
The Prince ef Wales intends to make a
tour of Egypt after the royal wedding at
Spurgeon contemplates retiring from the
pulpit Then there will lie a vacancy in
Jay Gould has retired from business
again in the "absolutely farewell concert"
Now comes the report that the Prince of
Wales is suffering from disease of the
Is there nothing in a namet The latest
candidate for literary favor is Louisa Pal
Mra. Rose Terry Cooke is now seldom
able to leave her room and can do little
More than four-fifths of the children of
scholastic age in Boston, attended the
President Harrison's troubles are in
creasing. Carter Harrison now to
be his third cousin.
A cable is to be builtfrom Porto Rico to
the Canary Islands, and this will give us a
new cable to Spain.
Friodrich Splelhagen, the most popular
German novelist, recently celebrated his
Atchison Globe: This town has a man
who is so fat that he has to back up to a
door in order to knock.
Natalie has returned to her own country
and is queen of the situation. The popula
tion seems to be with her.
Wooden vehicle wheels will have to go.
Iron wheels will follow on after them.
They have made their ••debut"
The advanced people of Boston will feel
humble when they read that Paris has
already opened a Buddhist temple.
Ex-Secretary Endicott will practice law
with his son'in Boston, It is not always
that a son can do so well for his father.
James Russell Lowell says that he is go
ing to spend thS remainder of his life in this
country. He is quite pleased with Ameri
Capt Parsons Is the oldest living male
born in Wilkesbarre. Pa. His yearly
rentals from coal lands amount to over $35,
A 'tunnel is to be built through the Andes
in South America 10,500 feet above the
level of the sea, and it will be three miles
A recent writer says, •'Socrates was put
to death because be was such a bors." He
was one of the men who would talk you to
Speaking of Shakespeare Gath says: "I
know of no person to any country who
stands so far ahead of the next great man
Perry Belmont announces that he will
not be a candidate lor the seat of the late
Sunset Cox, as be has no desire to return
The Gladstone family believe In the mas*
sage treatment The age and health of the
father and mother proclaim that it has been
favorable to them.
In Franca there are 86,000 veal blind beg
gars and 10,030 who pretend to be sightless.
New Mexico has some idea of internal
improvement It is going .to have a canal
250 miles long -and thirty feet wide. It is
for navigation and irrigation.
The women are saying if Columbus is to
have a monument why not erect one to
Queen' Isabella of Spain, who made pos
sible the voyage of Columbus I
Experiments by a Parisian scientist have
proved that daylight entirely ceases In the were blooming where the gentle breez
Mediterranean sea, at a depth of 1,518 feet es were whispering through the pines
where the aroma of new mown hay
Thus it is seen that there Is fraud in nearly,
The Queen Regant of Spain now smokes
at state dinnezsiand permits her guests to
do likewise. To her credit be it said that:
she prefers cigars to cigarettes.
Disproportionableness contains twenty-]
one letters. It is poking around through
the newspapers now on the ground that it
is the longest word in the language.'
The navy of England has a new national
ballad. Henry Russell's song, "A Life on
the Ocean Wave," has been adopted as the
royal march of Great Britain's marines.
Of biographers there is no end, but no!
one seems to have improved on Plutarch.' moves steadily from gloom to
He has withstood the test of that most
searching of critics, Time. He yet awaits'
Never travel beavlly laden. The Atchi
son Globe says: It is the man who takes!
but one trip a year who passes down the
valise In his hand.
When Miss Upson of Nebraska starts for
a point she has the reputation of making it
She it again candidate for school superin
tendent of Gage county and says she is
going to be elected.
Henry George is a tireless disseminator
of his economic theories. He will soon
go to Canada to lecture and from there be
will' pass to Australia! The burden of his
^rwi will be single tax."
New Yorkers can now go to the theater
at all times of the day. A new Thespian
temple has started there and announces
that it will be open from 8 o'clock In the
morning until 11 at night
George Bancroft has a copy of "Don
Juan" which Lord Byron gave M", with
aft autographic note from the author pasted
In it Some people would be ••too moral"
to possess or prize such a relic.
Missouri's Phoebe Cousins, who has been
along time out of the' field on aoooontof
ill health, seems likely before many months
are past to resume her labor for woman's
ballot and the temperance reform.
The announcements of the extensive sales
of "Looking Backward" begin to crowd
credulity to the wall. The publishers say
the 133d edition Is now on the market and
that it has got ahead of "Ben Hur."
Wealth can indulge in singular hobbles.
Banker Clews of New York has a bath
house which cost $50,000. This will seem
Traveling on the Lower Hungary rail
ways is to be made an Eden of delight
The companies are planting along the line
of their roads Provenoe roses. In Kansas
sunflowers are the travelers' delight or
disgust as his taste may be.
New York now there is talk of removing
General Grant's tomb to Washington, pro
poses to erect the monument at Riverview,
but it pitifully says, 'It must have the aid
ot the G. A. R. and the country at lavaf
There Is nothing small in this matter in
New York except its contribution.
aewBjjJiqisr) the question raised as to
whetl&r the tapping and drilling of
the earth for air that is going on in
America is dangerous or not—that is
to say, likely to let out the internal
fires of the earth to play havoc with
the surface far and near. He
compares the earth to a balloon
floated and kept distended by the in
terior, Which, if exhausted, will cause
the crust to collapse, affect the
motion of the earth in its orbit,
cause it to lose its place among the
heavenly bodies, aud fall in pieces.
Another writer tliinks that drilling
should be prohibited by stringent
laws. The scientist says an immense
cavity exists, and here the gas is
stored, and a mile below the bottom
of the cavity is a mass of roaring,
seething flame, whjch is gradually
eating into the rock floor of the
cavern and thinning it. Eventually
the flames will reach the gas, and a
terrific explosion will ensue, The
simile of the earth being like
balloon is not very solid, Why not
weigh the earth, and settle the
question of solidity? The scientist
can weigh the sun and moon the
figures are long, but the result is
worth the trouble..
Marriage Not a Failure.
"I pronounce yon man and wife,"
said Judge Mitchell in his office to
Miss Sallie Stevens and Mr. Dellie
Myrick, a couple who had stepped in,
to the judge's office to be made one-
sea where the sky was blue and the!
Wrestling With a Bear.!
A couple of hunters from the
Catskills followed- a bear trail for
three days. Near Snndown, a
charming little nook, entirely shut
in by great mountain peaks, the
hunters came suddenly upon their
prey. There was an old bear and
weight of apparatus.
It is said that peach-stones make as good
afire for housohold purposes as the best of
coal. Fruit-growers in California dispose
of the stones at to a ton.
A Glowing Peroration.
Here is the glowing peroration
of Penry W. Grady's recent eloquent
address bcfore.the societies of the
university of Virgina: The world
plenty streaming from its "borders
and light from its mountain tops
working out its mission under
God's approving eye, until the dark
continents are opened and the high
ways of earth established, and the
shadows lifted, and the jargens of
the nations stilled and the perplex.
ities ot Babel straightened—and
under one language, one liberty
and one God, all the nations of the
world hearkening to the drum-beat
and girding up their loins shall
march amid tne breaking of the
millennial dawn into the paths of
righteousness and peace!
f? Ifataral Covered Hirers.
An apparent disappearance is a phe.
nomenon that seems to have taken
place with some rivers. Capt. John
Page, of the Argentine navy, men.
tions that the upper Paraguay, as il
absolutely lost for many miles, has
been known to flow beneath a matted
covering of living and deap vegeta
tion several feet in depth. In the
year 1858 one of these growths, un-
extravagance to people never bathe at der the influence ot an extraordinary,
all, or who use a tin basin costs fif
An exchange says: "Home, Sweet
Home," is a very pretty song, but if sung
too early in the evening it is liable to hurt
the sensitive feelings of the masculine
members of the family. There is a time
for all things.
VMUIAU ITMI N AM
inundation, broke loose and drifted
2,000 miles, bringing up at Buenos
Ayres with many animals and rep
tiles that had taken refuge upon it
—New York Telegram.
Hang Up Yonr Watch.
When not carried in the pocket a
watch should always hang by its ring
in the same position as it is worn.
As a rule watches will run with a
different rate when laid down. Only
high grade watches are adjusted to
positions and will show only a few sec
onds difference in twenty-four hours,
-While common watches may be out o!
time ssveral minutes in one night.-*
permeated the surroundings where
the song of the reaper was heard
where grazing herds were seen where the shore of the pool when he came
the sun light danced through the
overhanging boughs where the green
grass—nature's carpet—was spread
out where field and forest and hill
and dale alternated: where the
hnsbandman tilled the fields where
flower bordered paths meandered
through. Wooded lawns, and where
Dame Nature opened wide her arms
to receive her children. Happy
rural couple!—Thomasville Enter
every kind of trade. era, but lavt^Small nished headlong after them. But what the
Wonderful strides have been made in
improvement of electric motors, particu
larly in the direction of reducing the
brightness. And bendmg down'
humbly, as Elisha did, and praying
that my eyes shall be made to see,
I cacth the vision of this republic- JnorWd imaginings in the fate which
its mighty. forces in balance, and befallen so many of the chief act-
£3as^2afS2±?SB a- sr
tion of English-speaking people- preh«\s]ve curse, for while George
Kangaroos area great scourge to
the farmers in some parts of Austra.
lia. They destroy the grass and lit.
erally starve the sheep off the plains.
This forces the farmers to devise
means for killing them off, and a
"drive" is the one generally employed.
A yard with a high fence is built on
the plain, and two fences run from it
for along distance, coming together
like the letter V,and all the men, boys
and blacks in the neighborhood are
mounted on horseback and scour
the conntry for miles around. They,
drive the kangaroos into the jaws of
the V, and thence into the yard,
where the blacks enter with clubs
and begin the work of slaughter.
Mr. Knox describos a little "drive"
his party had on their own ac
count: There were ten or twelve
kangaroos feeding quietly, and we
were within a few hundred yards of
them before they were aware of it.
At the first alarm they rose on their
hind legs and took a look all around,
and a second later they were away.
How they did jump! They seemed
to go thirty or forty
And they walked down stairs, up
the street and out into the broad
and glorious country, where the
birds were singing, and the golden1
harvest being gathered, and the lit- he takes his stand against a tree,
tie rills singing on their way to the
at a time,
but our host said it was little more
than fifteen feet. We let loose the
dogs, which up to this time had been
kept behind us, and thev went away
without any urginsr. The dogs are
purpose, just as fox
hounds are kept in England and
France, or deer hounds in Scotland.
The dogs soon overtook and pulled
down a young kangaroo, and then
they were put on trail of an "old
man" kangaroo, as a full grown
male is called.
The "old man" led the dogs a lively
chase. He made directly for water,
several miles away, which is their
custom. If he cannot reach water
in that position he is a danger-
air pure where the wild flowers lowedthedogsas closely as we could,
but did not come up to them until
the kangaroo was at bay in a pool
where the water just left his fore
legs clear as he stood upright. The
dogs swam around him or stood on
creature to approach. We fol-
up. The pool was a small one and
the creature realized that it was his
safest retreat, and he was evidently
determined to die game. A shot
from a rifle in the hands of one of the
men finished him.—Philadelphia
A True Wife,
It is not to sweep the house, make
the beds, darn the socks and cook
the meals chiefly that a man wants
a wife. If this is all he needs, a
servant can do it cheaper than a
wife. If this is all, when a young
man calls to see a lady, send him in
to the pantry to taste the bread and
cake she has made send him to
inspect' tile needlework and bed
making or put a broom in her
hand and send him to witness its use.
Such things are important, and a
cn tntngs are imix
their lives nt sight of the hunt- wise young man wfll auicklv
the slipping on a bit of treacherous ice, The way of life has many dreary
he went tobogganing down
side of the mountain. The cub
was tripped lip by one of Small's1
cowhide boots, and the shaggy
youngster took a funny tumble
along with the hunter. Seeing her
offspring in danger, the old bear
rushed to the scene, but the com
panion of Small fired a shot with
such good effect that Bruin fell in
her tracks. Another ball finished
the game, and then attention was
directed to the impromptu tobog
ganer, who was having a rough
and tumble fight with the cub. It
waS quickly dispatched and the
other cubs were taken alive.—Phil
young man wants with a wife is her
companionship, sympathy and love,
places in it, and a man needs a wile
to go with him. A man is some
times overtaken by misfortunes he
meets with failures and defeat trials
and temptations beset him, and he
needs one to stand by and sympa
thize. He has some hard, battles to
fight with poverty, enemies and sin,
and he needs a woman that when he
uts hfs arms around her, he feelfehe
something to fight for she will
help him to fight she will put her lips
to his ear and whisper ^words of
counsel, and her hand to his heart
and impart inspiration. All through
life, through storm and through sun
shine, conflict and victory, through
adverse and through favoringwinds,
man needs a woman's love.—The
The death of Policeman Kearney,,
the officer who arrested Guiteau just
after he had shot President Garfield,
brings up once more Guiteau's curse."
The superstitious find much food for
au impartial or too com-
i? nrkhlll fna nprtaoiinfinfv nffmmav
Corkhill, the prosecuting attorney,
and Judge Porter, his assitant, are
both dead,poor Charley Reed, who
defended him, after. attempting sui
cide by jumping from a ferry boat
into the North river, is in an insane
asylum in New Jersey, and Scoville,
Guiteau,a brother-in-law, who assist
ed in the defense, is divorced from
his wife and is little better than a le
gal wreck. However, Judge Cox, who
the assassin, is hale and hearty,
sound of body aud mind, and is just
now wrestling with the mysteries of
the Butler-Strong case.— Washing
ton Cor. Chicago Times.
The Ancient Ale Taster.
The modem wine taster and tea
taster are Well known institutions,
but in old times there was an offics
of ale taster, to the holder, of which
fees were paid in kind. It is notedin
Dr. Langbaine's' 'Collections,
Jan. 23, 1617, that John Shurlehad
a patent from Arthur Lake, bishop
of Bath and Wells, and vice chancel
lor of Oxford,for the office of aJe tast
er to the university, and the
and assizing of bottles of hay. The
office of ale tasting requires that he
go to every ale brewery the day
they brew, accordingto their courses,
and taste their ale for which his
ancient fee is one gallon of
and two gallons of small wort, worth
a penny.—Lippincott's Magazine.
Sally Planted It.
Very few persons are aware that
Paris has a large elm which is 130
feet tall and has a circumference near
its base of eighteen feet. It is healthy
and vigorous. It was planted by
Sully by order of Henry IV, who
placed an elm in front of every churoh
firom the Boston Transcript
Even as Sir Edwin Arnold praisw
os, he reminds Us of some of our
short comings. He is good enough
to express delight with our country
in a general way, and of many of our
institutions in a special way. But
even in the flower ot flattery there A
lurks thenettle of criticism. "I have
noticed," Sir Edward says to a re
porter (who calls him,' with a ran
mixture of respect and. democratic
indifference, "Sir Edwin" fait one
breath and "Mr. Arnold" in the next),
"I nave noticed the absence of re
striction on the number of passen
gers in horse-cars. In Londoncrowd.
ing of these
street vehicles is pre vent
ed by regulation, yet here as many
get in as wish. A certain degree of
inconvenience is the natural result,
yet I have observed that the people
bear the inconvenience with thegreat
est good humor. Indeed, good hum
or and kindly feeling are what 1 have
found manifested everywhere by your
people. It may be that Americans
art- a little more brusque and curt in
their speech than the English—a dif
ference noticeable in railway porters,
horse-car conductors, and especially
hotel clerks—yet there is behind it all
a hartiness and real effort to be kind
and obliging which soon make on*
forget that there is any difference at
all/' This is very neat, indeed, and
honestly magnanimous. It is not
really to our credit that we endure
horrible overcrowding in street-cars,
and submit patiently to be bumped
over railroad tracks and herded and
driven likecattle in railroad stations,
with as little respect for our comfort
and safety as is commonly given to
cattle. It is not to our credit that
we submit patiently to the scornful
impoliteness of railway servants and
the contumely of hotel clerks. But
Sir Edwin kindly set down all this
cowardly submfSsiveness to the cred
it of our abounding good-nature,
which is certainly very kind of hint.
The gtory Longfellow Told Dickens.
To Wilkie Collins, from New York,
under date of January 12,:1868, Mr.
Dickens writes: ""Being at Boston
last Sunday, I took it into my head
tb go over to the medical school and
survey the holes and corners into
which that extraordinary murder
was committed by Webster. There
was the farnace and all the grim
iuts and sinks, and chemical ap
ices and what not. At dinner af
ard Longfellow told me aterrifle
story. Ho dined with Webster with
in a year of the murder, one of a
party of ten or twelve! As they sat
at their wine Webster suddenly ord
ered the lights turned out and a
bowl of some burning material to bo
placed on the. table, that the guests
might see how
A WOMAN living near West Seneca,
N. Y., has a well.cultivated flower
farm of 17 acres, with four green
houses. She sometimes clears $2,
000 a year from the sale of her flowers
and plants. She says floriculture is
a good husiness for women, but the
West is the best field for it, and if
she were to begin over again she
Wpuld go there.
., Oar fllrls. ^5'
Kitty is witty,
Nettie is pretty,
Lntio is cute and small
.... Irene is a queen,
Annette is a pet,
'•V Nell is the belle of the ball
Bertha is healthy,
And htfalth the best of all.
Perfect health keeps her roey and radiant,
beautiful and blooming, sensible and sweet
It is secured bywholesome habita and the use
of Dr. Pieroe'i Favorite Perscription. Bertha
taken it, and aha also "takes the cake." The
only guaranteed cm* for those distressing
ailments peculiar to woman, Satisfaction mt
your monar wtnasd
For Coat^patioa or Sick Headache, «a»
Dr. Pierce's FsUste Purely Vegetable. (Ls
In months of snn so live that months ofida
hall still be happyWhittier. •.
Is a complaint which aSSets asariy imihsSi.
mors or 1MS. It orlgiaatss la a cold, or sneeaa
slonot colds, combined with linpare Mood. Nsa.
Steeabls flow train the aoee, tteklias In the throat
oSenslvs breath, pain
it made them
look. As each man stared at the
rest in the weird lightall were horror*
stricken to see Webster with a rope
around his neck, holding it up over
the bowl, with his head jerked on
one side and h!s tongue lolled out,
representing a man beinghanged?"—
Whisky Jugs Growing on a Tine,
C. A. Lester, of Schley, says that
he has quit raising cotton and gone
into abetter business. Schley is a
dry County, and imports a great
deal of whisky
in jugs. All the wom
en know that the jugs contain
whisky. He has gone to raising
gourds. He has one gourd-vino
that covers a quarter of an acre of
land, and there are 33 gourds on it
that will hold from a pint toa qnart.
He says that the gourds an better
to hold liquor than the jugs and are
much lighter to carry.
aad between the eym.
rlnglnc and banting aoless In the eanw are the
more common eymptona. Catarrh Is cored br
Hood's Sarsaparllla, which strikes directly at ite
cause by. remoTla* all Impnrltiee from She Mood,
Mildlnc the dleeaeed times aad gWlag
healthy tone to the whole system.
"For seTeral years I have been teeebled with
tSat terribly disagreeable disease, catarrh. I
took Hood's Sarsaparllla with the My best re
salts. It cared me ol that continual dropping la
my throat, aad stnlted-np feeling, is hae also
helped my mother who hae taken tt tor rnn down
state ot health and kidney troabl* I recommend
Hood's Sarsaparllla to all as a good medicine."
Has. 8. n. Heath,Putnam, Conn.
Sold by all druggists. $l slxlarS5. Prepared eaty
byC.LHOQD ft CO, Apothecaries, LoweO.
It wiH be to your advantage whan writing
advmtaera to say yon saw their sdvsrth?
stent in this paps*
IOO Doses One Dollar
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