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Micro-Organisms la tho Air.
To the unassisted eye tho pror-ence of even any solid particles in the air is, as a rule, entirely invisible, We say this is so as a rule, for there are circumstances when tho solid particles in the air are rendered visible. Every one is aware of tho appearance of a stream of sunlight, introduced through a slit or hole in the shutter of a dark ened room. Under such circumstances the air through which the sunlight passes is seen to be full of minute dust particles, yet "gay motes" which aro thus seen to "people the sunbeam" constitute, after all, only a very in significant fraction of the total num ber the air contains, for thousands of them aro far too minute to be visible to tho naked eye. Among these latter are the germs. It is only indeed with the aid of our most powerful microscopes that we are enabled to discern these latter and form any estimate of their size. Many of them are less than the one twenty thousandth of an inch. In the words of Professor Peroy F. Frankland, one of our first experts on this subject, "400,000,000 of these organisms could be spread over one square inch in a single layer. Thus we could have a population 100 times as great as that of London settled on an area of a sin gle square inch without any complaint of overcrowding, and giving to each individual organism, not three acres, which certain politicians tell us aro necessary for the individual man, but ono four hundred-millionth of a square inch, which is quite adequate for a citizen in the commonwealth of micro organisms."-Gentleman's f }igazine. Valuable Postage Stamps. Persons who have kept any of the old letters they received in the South during the war, might do well to look them over. The Confederate govern ment authorized the issue and use of local postage stamps, and nearly every city in the South, at one time, had its own stamp. Many thousands of these were used, but so rare are they now that they bring very high prices. There is ajnong collectors a keen de mand for them, and an idea of what they will bring may be gathered from the report of a salo which occurred recently at the rooms of the Philadel phia society, New York. Confederate stamps sold os follows: Athens, Ga., $40; four vat ie ties cf the Baton Rouge, La., 5-cent, $41, $77 and $30, resDectively; Macon, Ga., two varie ties", for $03.50 and $191 ; Lenoir, N. C., $2 and Mobile2-cent, black, $41.50. As time goes on these curiosities will probably increase in value. They are already beyond the reach of every body but wealthy collectors.-Ex change. Bicycle Riding Healthful. Biffers-Do you think bicycle riding conducive to health? Whiflers-Most assuredly. My health has improved wonderfully. "But you don't ride a bicycle?" "Who said I did?" "But you said bicycle-riding im proved your health." "Yes, get so much exercise, you know." "Exercise? How?" "Dodging thc bicycles." Milestone* on (nc Road That leads to health are marked in tho mem ory of those who, at regulur stages and per sistently, have been conveyed thither by IIottettiT'j Stomach Kittens a potent aux iliar}' of nature in lier efforts to throw off the yoke of disease. Malarial, kidney, rheumatic nnd bilious trouble, con-tipation and ner vousness take their departure when th.s 1 cnignnnt medicine is resorted to for their eradication. Try to make somobody happy and eeo what comes of it._ Dr.Kilmer's SWAMP-KSX>X cares all Kidney and Bladder troubles. Pamphlet and Consultation free. Laboratory Binghamton, N. Y. It is bard for liars to make their stories bang together. After Dinner. After the heartiest dinner adoso of TYXEH'S Dvsrr.rsiA REMEDY will remove all unpleas ant feelings, uid digestion, and build up your health. A? an after dinner drink it ls far su perior to all other remedies, as It never disap points, and leaves nn appetite for the next meal. For salo by Druggists. 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The Gratitude Of those who havo long been sufferers from some disease which has baffled tho skill of physicians, and then havo been restored to health byHood'sSar Baparilla is difficult to express. It is such feelings which prompt tho writ" ing of testimonials like the following : " I cannot begin to tell how thankful I am for tho health Hood's Sarsaparilla haa brought mc. Sinco taking it I am a now UnnH'e woman. I was at death's Bi O O Cl S ,joor and my friends thought. ft"Mnafj||Q I could not live. Iwasorlp ualSap?TIUa p^d with rheumatism and my body was very much M?kBS bloated, t have taken sev eral bottles of Hood's 8arsa Pnra Rlnnrf Pari,la and now k0?P lt la RUO BI? JU my houso ag j woui(i Qot feel safo to bo without it; it gives mo instant re lief. I am now 50 years old but feel much younger sincctaking Hood's Sarsaparilla. I gladly recommend lt and do all I can fox Hood's Sarsaparilla in return for tho benefit I have received." MES. A. LY??CH, Pettin gcll's Corner, Maine. Remember Hood's Sarsaparilla ls the Only True Blood Purifier And tho Id^al Spring Medicine. Be sure t> get Hood's and only Hood's. Umm.A1*\ BIIIA act harmoniously with nOOQ S rlllS Hood's Sarsaparilla, tte. S?$Pi50>S -CilRE FOR ?URLS WHERE All ELSE FAILS- " Best Cuuph Syrup. Taite* Good. Use tn tima Sola by druggists. LOVEL'3 POWER. Though tho storms above it beat. Lovcshnll mako thy dwelling swoot; Though tho wlmc- frU?ch gray, Thero shall bloom a rose of May; And beneath thc darkest night Thou shalt rest in pcaco and light. Kind and sweet shall be thy rest, With Lovo's roses on thy breast; In the dark or in tho day Ho shall kiss thy tears away. Sweeter heaven may not bo Than thc heaven Love makes for thea! -F. L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution. SAVED BY A SQUAW. EX GERTRUDE P. MILLA ED. T was so bot that tho blue-gum leaves fairly siz zled. So bot that, as Pete Oberlin looked across the road, from bis shanty, the out & r4J WV lines of the Oasis Saloon, and those of the combined postofGce and grocery, seemed to waver and dance in the furnace cur rent rising to the glaring, brazen sky. Hot as it ' was outdoors, it was still more like an oven in Pete's little one room hut, for tho fire was blazing, and Pete, coatless and vestless, was overseeing a frying-pan of bacon and u mess of boiling potatoes. The appetizing odor floated ont of the doorway and spread over the neighborhood. It was distinctly no ticeable as far off as the row of lopped eucalypti beyond tho saloon. At the foot of one of these trees lay what at first sight Boomed only a bundle of rags ; but a closer inspection revealed a shock of black hair and glimpses of a brown parchment skin that indicated a human being. Gradually, as tho welcome aroma penetrated tho crea ture's bofoggled brain, the heap of rags stirred and tossed, and finally, uplifting bodily, resolved itself into a very dirty and torn blanket, sur mounted by a hideous, blear-eyed countenance. The old hag-for it was a woman-sniffed at the wandering fragrance, trying to catch its direc tion, and then staggered unsteadily across the road to Pete's cabiu. "Hello there, Wawaga! Gettin' overyer spree?" greeted that gentle man, easily. "Umph! No drunk! Injun hun gry 1" remarked the visitor. Pete, laughing good-naturedly, re plied: "You wait; I'll give j JU a bite pretty quick now." The old woman squatted on her heels by the stove and greedily eyed tho preparations for the feast, while Pete kept his own optics steadily on his cooking to forestall any possible burning. The squaw's restless gaze roved around the room, finally paus ing at the shelf behind the stove, upon which stood a oheap alarm-clock and a big black bottle; hero it re mained fixed until Pete looked at her once more, whereupon she announced in her quavering croak : "Ol' Iii jun heap thirsty." Pete laughed again. "Go along out ter ther pump, then," he said. But Wawaga'seye was still glued to tho interesting object before hero. Soon Peto himself went -jut to the pump, pail in hand ; immediately tho bundle of rags by thc wall stretched up a lean arm, with tho quick and stealthy motion of a pouncing cat, and, seizing the bottle, poured the fiery conteurs down through the brown, parchment tnroat. r Such an unearthly howling and yell ing as followed this successful thieve ry ! Pete dropped his pail and came running in, to find his guest doubled up in agony and rolling around on thc floor screeching like mad. "What struck her?" ho cried; but just then catching sight of the black bottle still clutched in tho Indian's skinny claw, his blank look turned to a wide grin. He dropped on the near est box, chuckling: "Aly eye I of the old fool ain't drunk that thor quart o' kesosene!" Tho terror-stricken screaming redoubled, while the man watched the poor wretch's antics in ecstasy. "Guess it'll teach her to quit mcddlin'," he muftered,'gleefully ; but as the mo ments passed, he began to realize that tho matter was serious, for tho crea ture's contortions grew awful and her anguish too great for amusement. Pete's grin faded insensibly; ho scratched his head thoughtfully, grumbling: ."Don't know as I want the old gal kickiu' the bucket right hero and now, but what in tarnai cre ation's a feller goin' ter do fer her? . Ob, gosh ! I know !" He bolted across the road, sendiug up a choking cloud of powdry Boil, and burst into the store. "Say, Ike, yer got any mus tard?" he demanded ; "old "Wagaga's done drunk all my coal oil, an' I guess it's goin' ter kill her! Don't yer hear that screcchin'?" Ike Demp sey, roused from his mid-day nap, rubbed his eyes and stretched him self, then rising deliberately from the cracker-barrel, and thrusting his quid into one cheok, drawled, lazily: "Wal, now, where's the hurt ef the ol' sot do gin us the shake? Oh, doan't be in er rush naow ! I guess thor's a can er mustard raonnd somewhere/' Beaching a long, lazy arm under the counter, he clatierod among bis pos sessions and brought up a fistful of yellow-brown dust. "This hero nnff? Never mind payin' !" In two minutes more Pete Oberlin.laid violent hands on the rolling heap of agony in bis. cabi?, and sternly commanded, "Drink this here." She drank it. Then the frotiersman dragged her bod ily outside the shanty, and left her alone with her misery. After some timo Peto returned to his patient, bearing a tin plato with a generous share of bis dinner. Ho pre sented this with a flourish, and grinned sympathetically as tho morsels of food disappeared. When the shadows of tho bluo-gums stretched long and gaunt to the cast ward, and a mellow pink flushed the tops of the grand, distant mountains, a tipsy and squalid old squaw, in tat tered blanket, trailed slowly up the dusty road through the foothills ; and for sis months neither Iko Dempsey nor Pete, nor even Pat Grogan at tho saloon, saw any more of Wawaga. When Poto Oberlin reached up to the shelf behind tho stove that night, and, after feeling vainly around in tho darkness, struck a match and examined tho surface, ho let forth a volley of oaths that would havo shocked tho ears of a mule-drivor, finishing up wrathfully with: "Wisht I'd let tho old thief die, aforo ever she got away with my hand carved briar wood pipe." Week after week, Pete Oberlin, in his capacity of mail-carrier, jogged over tho dus!y plain, wound in and out thiough the foot-bills, with a stop here and there at the ranches, and climbed over the ridge to tho fort on the reservation, always tlie destination of the biggest part of his budget. Alter tho early raina had carpeted tho bare hrojvu hills with greeu nod given a glossier tinge to tb o mournful bark-stripped eucalyptus, ho began to hear ugly rumors on hh trips from farm house to farm house. There had not been an Indian outbreak for twenty years in that section, but some disquieting influence was hard at work on the redskins. Some said the Indian Messiah was coming, others that one of Geronimo's lieutenants had been sowing this excitement among them ; . be that as it may, there was watchful anxiety at the toot and a growing feeling of danger in tho breasts of tho neighboring ranchmen. One soft winter's night,, when the damp-laden rain-wind blew heavily from tho south and the low-hung cloud-blanket shut out every wee ray of starlight, dark-mounted figures met in a sheltered hill busin. Ten, twenty, fifty, they gathered; then in singlo file, with muffled hoofs, they wound away from their prison. Several hours later as the mischievous band stealthily made its' way out on tho plain, a stunted fignre, ?n a ragged blanket, shrunk silently into the bushes to let the cavalcade pass ; and then emerged once more from her cover and struck into a swinging trot in the rear of the swift-moving riders. A faint, angry flush of dawn peeped over the sombre'mountains as the red skin braves surrounded thc few scat tered buildings composing Rush Sta tion. A dog barked in the rear of the saloon, and, in respouse, a sharp re port sont a shudder through the chill morning air ; with a howl of anguish, the poor beast rolled over in the dust. At tho crack of tho pistol, the ha1? dozen men in the shanties came tutr bling ont from different doorways. Not one was moro than half dressed, but each ono had snatched up his rifle. What odds are six men against "fifty? A.s tho hastily wakened settlers stum bled out from their cabins a leaden hail rattled around them ; two of their number fell, struck off at once by the raiders. "Injuus, by tho tar nal heavens!" cried Ike Dempsey, and tho four remaining defenders, now very thoroughly aroused, drew quickly back into tho store and blazed away from this cover at their murderous as sailants. They had ammuuition in plenty and spare guns. Ike's wifo put her two little sobbing children into a big box in the centre of tho building as the point that wa3 furthest from danser, and hereself filled tho hot, smoking rifles. The fusilado was thick and fast, aud bullets flew in through the openings. Tat Grogan's right arm was shattered, but ho rested his gnu ou the window and fired away vin dictively. Poor Smith was -shot through tho lungs, and fell iu a dying condition ; Mrs. Dempsey took his place, handling her rifle deftly. Time aud again some sharp howl of anguish told of a well directod shot at tho half conccalcJ, sinister foeraen. Morning was advancing; perhaps by this time tho flight from tho reserva tion was discovered, and soldiers were coming to help them-if only they could keep the red devils at bay a whilo longer. Vain hope ! Black Wing, chief of the raiders, had also thought of the soldiers; ho concluded it was time to make short work of theso 'sharp-sighted marksmen who wero picking off his companions. There camon sudden, fearful yelling, a swift rush and retreat of moccasincd feet, then the pungent smell of smoko, and thc omiuons crackling of tho fire lick up tho dry boards. Tho heat became intolerable-to romain was sure death from thc destroying element. "We must run for it, boys!" cried Pete Oberlin. "Tho door of my shanty stands open, an' ther* ain't no Injuns inside it !" The shct-riddlod portal was flung wide, with the two little lads in the middle, tho forlorn hope sought a new refuge, their guns speaking death in the passage. Ike Dempsey fell in his own doorway, shot through tho brain. Pat Grogan fell in tho roadway, and, at the same moment, tho bravo who had shot him reeled and toppled down from his saddle. With a horrible sense of sickness, Peto saw a savage horseman bury his tomahawk in the woman's head, and then snatch up one of the ohildron and dash his skull on tho doorstjne. The other little fel low slipped from the hand that grasped at him and stumbled over the cabin threshold, barely escaping a bullet ; a Bharp whistle cut tho air, Pete folt a stinging pain in his shoul der, and fell to tho ground uncon scious. With an exultant shout at tho de struction of this last enemy, the sav age band swarmed from their places of attack and hastily entered the buildings, stowing away whatever was oasily portable and making sad havoc in Grogan's stock of liquors ; but they were not yet far enough from the re servation to allow themselves a long stop. The store was burning fiercely ; to force his unruly following to hurry, Black Wing fired the saloon with his own baud, tho wooden frame blazing like tinder. Ono by one tho sheds and shacks were ignited ; threo or four wretches, with fresh, gory scalps dan gling at their belt, rushed over to ap ply the torch to tho only remaining building, Peter Oberlin's shanty. A young brave stumbled over the inani mate form in thc pathway, and with a whoop of delight waved his keen blade over the thick black locks. Just as he stooped to his victim, an odd, long drawn cry arrested his arm in its mo tion. A wild and dust-covered figure sprang into tho blood-crazed circle, pouring out a torrent ot guttural abuse and lamentation that somehow commanded attention. Tho old woman-for it was Wawaga -bout above the prostrate man, wav ing off the armed braves, and folt for the faintest of heart beats ; then rais ing herself to her full height, shaking back her snaky hair, aud with a rudo, powerful majesty, sho commanded in her own tongue : "Go whilo yet you havo timo ! Be fore tho morning has ended tho sol diers will bo on you. This man still lives. He is mine ; do not touch him ; you havo tho scalps of tho others." Wu waga was ono of tho mothers of the trioo, and her words had weight with tho warriors. Black Wing mounted his pony and all his raiders did likewise. In tho light of tho gray, cloudy morning, a wild proces sion scurried over tho plain and away onco moro to tho mouutains, where they could find secret hidiug and for months elude their pursuers, whilo they kept tho wholo country in terror with their thieving, burning and kill ing. When Pete Oberlin, lying in his own bunk, opened his eye* on the dim scene lighted by the flickering fire, he thought he had gone through a hor rible dream. Kicking off the covers, he sat up with a vigorous jerk, but tho sharp pain in his shoulder mudo him grind bis tooth iu agony. At thc samo moment he became awaro of a dark figure crouched in one corner holding a bundle of white. His sud den motion and muttered exclamation stirred the quiet watcher; stumbling to her feet, she bore her burden to the pallet aud deposited it beside him. "?ira Jive, Ul bo j," ?hit nwoonnced gravely. Pete Bank back beside tho sleeping child, with a choking sensa tion, half-thankfulness for their cs cipo and half-horror at tho suddenly conjured picture of the boy's mur dered mother and brother. He re membered how ho was wounded. How had they two escaped soalping? How carno Wawaga there ? Were the red skins still at tho station? If so, ho must uso greatest caution. Perhaps they had kept him for torture. Tho woman anticipated his queries. "In juns gone ! You go now, 'fore como back!" Poto started again upright, maintaining his position in spite of the shooting pain and dreadful dizzi ness. "Which way shall I go, and how?" he asked, eagorly. "I must take lit tle Jim ! Did them raskils git all ther bosses?" "White man keep still! Wawaga get pony !" and the old woman drew the tattered blanket around her and slipped noiselessly from tho room, leaving Pete to his own busy thoughts. Sho was gouo but a few seconds before she glided in again, muttering: "Him ready ! You go forth, no find Injuns !" Pete felt sick and faint; he won dered how he could keep himself and the drowsy child on tho animal's back over the many miles of rough road that lay between thom and safety; it was impossiblo to remain in their de fenseless position, so he must make the effort. He could not imagine how the squaw had dismissed his assailants, and ho expected their return with darkness to fiuish their programme of vengeance. Wawaga herself carriod out tho boy. "No touch, arm hurt," she said, mo tioning away the wounded-man. Very gently she lifted the tiny figure,.still ing tho fretful wail and coaxing him to wake up and ride on the'pony. Sho led the way and Pete followed ; as ho stepped out into the dusk, his heart swelled at tho utter desolation, only tho scorched row of gum trees marked thc side of Bush Station besido his forlorn little cabin. With a good deal of wrenching and pain, Peto clambered into the saddle, the squaw lifted tho boy before him, the man gathered the bridge into his useful hand, encircling tho child with the same arm. Before he put spurs to his horse and set ort on his perilous journey, he leaned down toward thc stunted and squalid hag at tho horse's head, saying hoarsely : "You'ro a good un, Wawaga ! I'll do as much fer yon if ever I git thor chance." "Ugh!" grunted thc oh! woman. "Squaw no good! Heap good white man, no let ol' Iujun'dio ! All oven now. Here-ol' squaw take um-no good, b'long white man." Sho thrust a black something into his hand, and, turning stolidly around, re-entered the desolate cabin. Pete Oberlin buried his spurs in his animal's flank, and tho beast sprang forward past the heaps of smoldering cinders und tho blasted row of gum trees and headed straight for th9 mountains. In his uuwoundod hand, with tho bridle, Peto held his long lost briar-wood pipe.-San Francisco Argonaut. ~nrr?. * WORDS OF WISDOM. Success is thc advertisement of in dustry. Amusements wc have outgrown aro called follies. Tho hands grow heavy when the heart is weak. Mammon's conscience docs not wor ry him greatly. Learn from thc enemy, tako hold and keep hold. History doesn't" repeat itself as often' as gossip dees. Tho bravo do not ask mercy, but they do demand justice. Thc worst kind of a trouble is tho kind you can't tell about. Distance seldom lends enchantment to a job of work that is coming. No mau likes to hear his wife talk of what she will do after he is dead. If a wolf goos no farther than your door, ho will finally starve to death. It is very hard to admit that a;man younger than yourself has more sense. Most men avail themsolvos of their opportunities to mako asses of them selves. Corruption always leaks out some where. With a corrupt hoart it is at tho mouth. Ono of the funniest things in thc world is too see a fat girl or a tall girl act kittenish. Ono may make a promise and break it, but cannot make a mistake ami break it so readily. One caunot get too much of a gool thing. When it reachos too much, if is no longer good-Tho South-West. -?a? "jlrs. Muggins." A family who live out in tho sub urbs think they possoss tho smartest cat in the country. Tho father of the family, after long hours of office work, has the habit when ho gets home in the evening of walking tho floor for exercise. As soon as ho begins his walk, "Mrs. Muggins" falls into lino behind him, and, with head erect and tail waving in graceful curves, marches up and down and back and forth through tho room, only varying tho proceedings once in a while by rolling over on her back a3 tho man turns around and plays with her with his foot. When the walk is over and "Mrs. Muggins" sees her master start for bis big rocking chair, Bhe makes ono bound, settles herself in the chair before ho can get there, and, with a countenance that speaks as plainly as words, looks up at him and says: "Did you ever get loft?" "Mrs. Muggins" is a very good mouser, and occasionally sho will catch a great big rat out in tho barn. Of this feat she is always very proud, and invariably briugs the rat, after it is dead, to tho house, where every member of the family must seo it, and praise and pct her for being such a good, bravo cat. Tho first timo this occurred one ot the members of tho family took tho rat up on a shovel aud threw it over the back fence, but iu a very few minutes "Mrs. Muggins" had it back again ; again and again waa it thrown away, but every timo it was brought back. At last thc two compromised matters by allowing tho rat to remain just outside the back door by tho side of tho step. There it stayed all day until evouiufr, when it wa3 found why "Mrs. Muggins" ob jectod to haviug it thrown away. Tho father had boen homo only a ? few minutes when "Mrs. Muggius" walked proudly into the sitting room with her head aloft and the big rat j dangling from her mouth. Sho wont up to tho mau and laid tho rat down at his feet, looked up in his faco and waited to bo caressed and praised. After sho received the desired atten tion, she allowed tho rat to bo car ried away, and cared nothing more about il. 1 Now the rats that aro caught aro al? ways allowed to remain near tho honst until all tho family have seen thom, -*> Cincinnati Tri bu tie, BUDGET OE FUN. HUMOROUS SKETCHES FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. Happiness-Wants a Chango - Not Necessarily a Bad Risk-? Whop per-Benefactors of Their Kind -A Consultation, (Etc. Thc prico of beef may bc 'way upand mighty hard to raise; And tho silver question worry us in many woeful ways. And an overdose of Trilby may near drive us to despair, Dut the better days aro comlDg, and we'll do away witli caro As wo sit out on tho bleachers, and yell and whoop and shout A3 thc pitcher for the home team strikes Threo Men Out. -Indianapolis Journal. NOT NECESSARILY A BAD RISK. Insurance Officer--"Of what com plaint, did your father die?" Applicant-"The jury found him guiltv. "-Tid-Bits. WANTS A CHANGE. He-"I think your family name is such a fine one." She -"Do yon? I get dreadfully tired of it."-Dotroit Free Press. BENEFACTORS OF THEIR KIND. "People who aro drilling for petro leum aro a benevolent set." "How do you figuro that out?" "They ore well-wishers. "-Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. SUGGESTED BY HIS HELPMATE. Mr. EilluB- "I've had a roaring in ray head all day. I think I'll consult a doctor about it." Mrs. Bil lus-"Hadn't you better consult a wheelwright?"-Chicago Tribune. IN CASE PAPA "KICKS." He-"I'm going to ask your father to-night," She-"I supposed so." "Why?" . "I see you're not wearing your best trousers." A WHOPPER. Housowife-"Why did you leavo your last place?" Bridget Ann-"The leddy av the houso complainod that I wore out the tins too fast, scouriu' av thim too much."-Indianapolis Journal. FRATERNAL STRIFE. Mother (looking into room) - "What'sFrankie crying for?" Willy-"Ho's crying for my cake." Mother-"Tho little pig! What did he do with tho ono I gave him?" Willy-"Oh, I ato his up first!" Puck. TESTING A PHRASE. "Those Barkers are in hard luck," saidtfarrold. "They really livo from hand to mouth." "Well, who doesn't?" queried Timbs, "It's only pigs and horses and cows that put their mouths into the trough."-Harpor's Bazar. A CONSULTATION. First Surgeon - "Between ourselves, tho operation is useloss." Second Ditto-"I suppose so, but it is very raro that we could get such a sum for it." First Surgeon-"Truo onough! After all wo may savo him. Let's be gin."-Life. HAD TRIED TBE BETTER ONES. "Will you be mine?" he faltered. She looked upon him with disdain. "I thought you knew botter!" sho sneered. ? His head sank upon his breast. "I do," ho answered in a hollow voice; "bnt they havo all refused me, one by one."-Puck. AN ECONOMY. "Jeremiah," said Mrs. Shucking, "hev ye bin ter tho postoffico yet?" "Nope.." "Well, I wisht ye'd go right down now. I hain't a scrap o' paper ter light tho fire with termorrer mornin' an' it's about time auother batch o' them green gooda cire'lars wus gittin in."-Washington Star. TOO MUCH CONFIDENCE. Johnson-"You look very pale and thin." "Badlots -"Yes, beon in a bad way. Yesterday I went out for the first timo in tho last twclvo months." Johnson-"Poor fellow! What was tho matter?" Ba'dlots-"One year in prison, that was tho matter."-Yonkers Blade. SURE OF IT. The Pretty Housemaid-"An' so you were at the O'Flaherty wedding?" The Coachman-"I wor. " Tho P. H.-"An' who was tho best man?" The Coachman-"It wor Dennis O'Toolo. I seen him wallop three of tho biggest chaps in thc room aforo the plisintries were over."-Pittsburg Bulletin. AN UNHAPPY INTERRUPTION. "You must have been very much upset by the firo in your houso last night, Jennie." "Upset is no namo for it. It was perfectly dreadful. Mr. Wilkins had just got to a point I've been trying to lead him up to for two years. Ho was saying, 'Miss Hawkins, Jennio, I-,' when ma shrieks out: 'Fire! Fire I' If she'd only known, sho might have waited fivo minutes." ELEVATOR WIT. Thc olevator boy in tho big flat was airing his viows to a passenger on the proper conduct of children. "What do you know about it?" laughed thc passenger; "you'ro not married, aro you?" "Well, no," replied tho boy, "but i'vo brought up a good many families in my timo, " and then he gazed up tho olevator shaft with a rapturous expres sion.-Detroit Free Press. UNNECESSARY WASTE OF GRAY MATTER. Cholly was waiting for his roedbirds on toast and regarding with a puzzled expression a brisk-looking man with pompadour hair who sat at tho op posite side of the table. "Do you know," ho said, "I cawnt help thinking I'vo seen you beforo somowhere ?" "Don't try to help it, my good fel low," replied tho other, soothingly. "Waiter, bring mo sorao corned beef hash."-Chicago Tribuno. NONE IN STOCK. In theso days the large dry goods stores koep almost everything that a customer can want, bnt there is ono instance in which the supply did not equal the demand. An old Indy, evidently from the Gonotry, wns looking about her with wondering eyes, when a floor walker stepped up to her. "What do you wish to-day, madam?" ho inquired. "I wanied to go to tho placo whero you sell dry goode." "It is right here, madam. What kind of dry goods do you wish?" "Dried apples, mister." For once the floor walker was non plussed.-Lewiston Journal. IXDIG??ANT. There used to be an old porter at a certain Irish railway station who was more remarkable for independence of character than attention to his duties. Oa one occasion two of tho direc tors wero traveling over the line, and notiocd lhat the name of this station was not called, tho neglect being tho moro serious as it was a junction. This was made tho subject of com plaint, and old Charley, who was tho delinquent, was promptly brought to book and reprimanded. Ile was very wroth that any one .should find fault with him, and thirsted for revenge. So, keeping a lookout until he saw the directors on their return journey, he Btood op posite their carriage and shouted in a stentorian voice : 1 'Cookstown Junction ! Chango here for Eandalstown, Castledawson, Mag herafelt, Moneymoro and all statioos on the Cookstown line, and don't say, yo blaggards, yo weren't towld !" Borrowing Trouble. A New England scientist says there's going to be the dickens to pay if the rest of the United States continues to cart away granito and marble from the land of the Pilgrims and the Puritans. . "It is not unlikely," says he, "that the equilibrium of the earth is already considerably undisturbed, and that we J shall shortly feel a pronounced wabble." Of course, if there is to be a wabble anywhere we would prefer it in New England, hut perhaps tho out look is not so desperate as at first 1 glimpse. The summer rush of people to the White Mountains, Bar Ilarbor, Newport and a thousand other New England summer resorts must in a very great degree restore the weight which existed before there were quarries in New England. And there is another thing. It is computed that there were in the Western hemisphere, when Columbus set foot on it, not more than 1,000,003 human' beings. There are now, at a very low estimate, 101,000,000. These 100,000,000 of additional persons have increased tho weight of the Western hemisphero some 5,000,000 of tons, in tho round est of round numbers. Surely there is an opportunity for a wabble in this stato of affairs an.l we ought to bo conscious of it by this time. If there has been no wabble, an explanation should bo demanded. Some man of science should rise to tell us why wo don't wubblo. Nothing is more dread I ful than this uncertainty when and whero tho commotion will begin. Probably only those who aro holding to car straps at the timo will keep their feet.-Buffalo (N. Y.) Courier. Razors (iet Out ot Sorts. Tho customer moved uneasily in tho chair. "Givo that razor a turu or two on the strop," he said. "It hurts my faoo." The barber closed tho razor and took another. "I didn't know it was tired," he ro markod as he proceed to freshen thc lather. "Tirod?" ejaculated tho customer. "Yes, sir, tired, or sick," rosponded tho barber. "A_ razor gets sq^ some times, that you can't do anything with it. Then some barbers say it is tired, whilo others s.ry it is sick. Tho weather seems to affect them just liko it does folks. In damp, chilly weather razors are liable to become good for nothiug anytime. You may hone and strop them all you please, but they won't take a decent cutting odge. When they get that way you've got to lay them away for awhile. You see, the odge of a razor, when looked at under a microscope, appears to be a fine saw. Well, thu weather acts on these teeth, and when it's damp and chilly they get scratchy and then wo say tho razor is tired. Sometimes nearly every razor in a shop will bo affected, and thou wo barbers get cussed by protty nour every customer I wo shave."-Washington Star. Tough Story About a Diplomat. Walter Wellman tells rathor a tough story on Muruacca, tho late Spanish Minister at Washington. It appears that years ago tho present Minister was an attacho of tho Spanish Lega tion, and W. W. Corcoran, whose houso was much frequented by mem bers of the diplomatic corps, heard that young Muruaga had misbehaved himself before one of tho young la lies, a member of his household. The i raft! banker took a stick and went to inter view tho Spaniard, whom ho found in his own drawiug room. He taxed Muruaga with Iiis offense, and receiv ing a reply that was not satisfactory, ! advanced upon tho offender with his stick. The proud scion of old Spaiu took refugo under a sofa, begging lustily for mercy, but Mr. Corcoran poked him out of his retreat with his stick and gave him a sounding whack as he fled precipitately from tho houso. Tho iucident led to the budding diplo mat's being sent to another capital, and tho old-timers at Washington wero not a little surprised when he re turned there as Minister. -New Or leans Picayune. Louisiana's Two Good Crop*. Two crops have paid well in Lou ?si ana this year. While cotton and migar fell in prico fur below what they ever wero before, and, in mauy instances, probably below tho cost of pro duction, corn and rico sold well, at A good ad vauco over tho previous year, return ing a handsome protit to thoso who planted them. Thc reason for the improvement iu corn is quite obvious. The failuro ot tho Western crop produced a scarcity throughout tho country, and sent prices up everywhere, even in thc South, where tho crop was a big one. Thus the Louisiana .farinera had n double piece of luck which is not often given them-a big crop at good fig ures. In rico it was somewhat differeut. Tho crop was short. This, combined with tho Chinese-Japanese war, which practically ?topped tho importation of foreign rico from across tho Pacido, whence most of it comes, tendel to stiffen prices, to the great advantage of the Louisiana farmers.-New Or leans limes-Democrat. Thc Best Are Cheapest. Everything useful or necessary is cheapest ; walking is the most useful exercise, water the best drink, aud plain food tho most nourishing aud healthy diet; even in knowledge, tho most useful is the easiest acquired.. New York Ledger. Tho crown of tho Czar of Russia is worth ?6,000,000, __________Jr____ T1I0S. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1895. VOL. LX. NO. 19. ~ rength.-Latest 0. S. GOT. FoofI Ropo ul owder EE.V PURE in every receipt calling toyal shall be used. It the food lighter, sweeter, restible and wholesome. 106 WALL ST., NEW YORK. Light the Room Dimly. A glare of gas jets -and of glaring conspicuous lamps is in tho worst pos sible taste and betrays a parvenu on the spot. A room shunld be lighted from the sides with softly shaded gas jets, one only in a moderate sized room, or by quiet, half hidden lamps. Candlelight is tho prettiest of all and the most becoming. Wax candles are too expensive to bo used largely to light tho parlors, but for a dining room nothing is more conducive to a confidential, reminiscent hum of con versation. Don't light tho gas at all and. place the candles in clusters of four, daintily shaded, sX- -weh- corner of the table. Do^uot overdo tho dim lighting and have the halls too dark to admit of a stranger walking through them with safety.-New York News. Absolutely free of cost, for a LiniTED TinE ONLY, Thc People's Common Sense Medical Ad viser, By R.V. Pierce, M. D., Chief Consulting Physician to the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute,.Buffalo, a book of over 1,000 large pages and too colored and. other illustra Q liana, in strong paper covers to any one 2 sending 21 cents in one-cent stamps for packing and postage only. Over 680,000 Z copies of this complete Family Doctor Boole O already sold in cloth binding at regular C price of $ 1.50. 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