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At ? spiritual seance a widow desired to communicate with her dead has band. "I? :t really suoh a dreadful place, John?" ?.Not at all; heaven is a delightful place." "Mr. Medium," said the widow, turning to that personage, "you have called the wrong man in the right place or the right man in the wrong place. "-Texas Sifter. Yost ar? not ''.Shaken before Taken" With malarial disease, but with prodigious violence afterwards, if you neglect imm?diate measure of relief. The surest preventive and remedial form of medication is Bostetter's Stomach Bitters, the potency of which as au antidote to miasmatic polaon has been dem onstrated for over forty years past. The liver when disordered end congested, the bowell lt constipated, and the kidney* if Inactive, are promptly aided by it, and il ls invaluable tor dyspepsia, nervous debility and rheumatism. lt ts beaven upon earth to have a mau'? mind move in charity, rest in Providence an * turn upon the poles of truth. Dobbins' Floating-Borax Soap coats more to make than any other floating soap made, but co mumers have to pay no more for it. It is rnaranteed to be loo J.<T cent, pure and the unly floating soap made of Borax. Wrapper!? in red ink. There aro 119,000,000 old copper pennie? scattered a bout in the United States. Der.fn?M Cannot bo Curad by local applications, as they cannot reach th? diseased per.ion of the ear. There is only on? way to cure deafness, and that is by constitu tional remedies. Deafness is causea by an in flamed condition of the macons lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets lr., flamed you have a rumbling sound or imper fect hearing, and when it is entirely closed Deafness ia the result, and unless the inflam mation can be taken oat and this tube re stored toits normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever. Nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing bnt an In flamed condition of th? mucous surfaces. We will give On? Hundred Dollnrs for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cute. Send for circulars, free. _ ,,4 F. J. CHE?tr & Co., Toledo, 0. Sold by Druggists. 75c. Hall's family Pills aro th? bast. The Latent Hit. Campaign Soup, "16 to 1," by Hafiev. Everybody calling for lt. Picture of Bryan na title page worth more than price. Send 25c. and get one. Discount to trade. The W. C. Hailey Co., Ut Marietta St., Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrnp for children teething,softens the goats, re.lnoes inflnmurv Hon. allays pal n.cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle. FITS stopped free and permanently cured. No fits after first day's use of Da. KUINI'S Gae AT NIRVCRKSTORIH. Free$3trialbottleand treat ise. Send to Dr. Kline. 931 Arch St.. Phlla., Pa. Piso'* Cure for Consumption relieves the most obstinate conghs.-Kev. I?. BCCHMCEI, i.nn. Lexington. Mo.. Fob. 24, 'M._ Take The best when you need medicine. For blood, appetite, nerves, stomach, liver, nothing equals Hood's Sarsaparilla The One True Blood Purifier. AlldruggLsts. fl. Mood's Pills caro Liver Ills. Zicent?. The Curse of the Pigeon. If a man wishes to keep pigeons and confines them in wire-covered yardi they will pay, but to have a lot of pigeons flying over the whole neigh borhood is a curse to every farmer and poultryman, as they not only eat food that other persons than the owner of the pigeons must pay for, but they bring and carry disease from one flock to another, says an exchange. Choi era, ronp and lioe are spread by pige ons. Eveiy community should rebel, against the man who turns a flo^fc-oTl pigeons looee to fly whereJbfy desire. O iris, hawks andn^rXBare blessings ?C9Hfin?WMMnugeons where poultry is kept. -Farmers' Review. From Ills Standpoint. "Have you como to see about why the garbage wasn't collected?" asked the housewife. "No, I ain't," replied the contrac tor's agent, indignantly. "I've come to find out what business you people have to make a complaint over a little thing like wai tin' a week or two for a man to come around. That's what I'm here for. "-Washington Star. SACKED CONFIDENCE. NO WOMAN'S LETTER PUBLISHED EXCEPT BY REQUEST. Sirs. Pinkhani's Tender Relations With the Suffering of Her Sex-Women Who Cannot Hide Their Happiness. There is a class of women who, from their own experience, sympathize with their sufferiug sisters, and iu order that such suffering may be lessened, no bly put aside false modesty a nd in heartfelt gratitude publish to the world what every w oman should know. Mrs. W. L. Elliott, Liscomb, Iowa, is one of those women, and has requested us to pub lish the facts in her case, other wise it would not be done, i all such evidence' is treated in sacred confidence, unless publication is requested by thc writer. She says to Mrs. Pinkham:-"I wish you would publish the circum stances of my case, in order that other women may be benefited by my expe rience. "I doctored nearly all the time for two years. I spent several hundred dollars without receiving much benefit. Last June I wrote to you and described all my aches and pains. Such a long list as there was: headache, back ache, bearing-down pains, terrible soreness, constipation, dizziness, feel ing of extreme lassitude, irregularity and nausea ; but you answered my letter and told me just what to do. I followed your advice. " After taking eight bottles of the Vegetable Compound and three bot tles of Blood Purifier. I am glad to write you that I have not enjoyed such good health for years, and I ara able to do ali my own work. I can surely sound the praises of Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound, and a number of my friends are taking io upon my recommendation.**-MB?. W. L. ELLIOTT, Liscomb, Iowa. ENC I N ES FOR GINNING. Mott economical and il u ru ni,,, CUCL?**: ..mt )>*., in tb-,market for cadi. VARIABLE FRICTION K?K?I SAW JUILL* AMI STANDARD I.M. PLWIKNTS (?KNKKAI.I. V Hand 1.1 catalogu? A. B. FARQUHAR 00., Ltd., ?..??.jrlYftMift AiflOftlcM Wirte?) "fork, p?, THE KNIGHT C BY. 'BOSE. Ii #H, my love is but a j lassie, a wee and win some lassie, 8he,r,8ang a deep baritone voice, with careless aban : don. A girl who was strolling along the mountain path stop ped and looked about her in wonder. On one Bide ros *, the rugged mountain, on the other lay a deep gorge. Where was the singer ? The question was answered by a stal wart masoulino form swinging around a sharp turn in the pathway just ahead of her, and coming to a sudden stop. Evidently a "maiden tait'" was an unexpected vision cu this lonely mountain trail. The hesitation was only for an instant ; removing his hat, he said : "I beg your pardon. The paru is to narrow heie I'll go back a bit, '' and he turned. The girl followed him with un amused smile. "If it were only the least bit dan gerous," the thought, "this would really be an adventure ; but it's not, more's the pity." She murmured her thanks to the young man, who stood respectfully aside to allow her pas sage. Henry M axon gave ona glance over his shoulder as he again rounded the corner. "Well, sue is a 'winsome wee thin.2,' but she must have thought me an idiot to s "ara at her so ; -must be stopping at; th? G!eii." Aud he weat on his way. The trail, followii ? the curve of the mountain, formed a semicircle ; as j Neva Hildieth reached its innermost point, she lttcred a cry of delight ; a tiny canci opened before her, its rocky sides covered with a dense growth of brush, moss and ferns; through the branches gleamed the white rocka of a waterless waterfall. Miss Neva cultivate! a passion for ferns, and i=he could not pass these by. Entering .he canon, she was soon gatheriuglhe dainty golden and sil ver ferns. A particularly fiue cluster just above the little ?all attracted her. There were tempting little cracks and crevices. "lean go up there jnst as well as uot," she thought ; and up she weat. On reaching the higher level another lit tle fall was disclosed, and the wild ! confusion of growth was even moro picturesque. "I must bring mamma here," niu??>J-\ the little laly ; "it is ons of^Ke^most beautiful spots I haj^-e^er seen, now ; -what mjirt-ifc bo with the water tunjb?rlTgover these rooks!" Taking 'a seat on a stone, sh? gave herself up to the contemplation of the beauties about her. 3ut reveries must end.and girls who climb np rocks muet climb down again. It looked easy enough, and the young lady had no fears as she placed her foot upon cn appirently firm bit of rook only to find herself suddenly precipitated to the ground below. Fortunately the distance was not grear, and after a momentary shock she picked herself up ; but when she attempted to walk she found that her ankle had been injured in some way, and she was compelled to lean against tho bank Tor support. She tried agniD, and managed tu make her way back to the t rail ; but here she sank down, faint with pain, and could go no further. Already the sun had gone behind the mountain, and though the opposite hills nod valleys were still flooded with light, the shadows were falling in the little canon. Mies Neva 6udd?nly realized that she was having au ?(Iventure, after all. "It's quite romantic to sprain ono's ankle,-people always do that in stories,-only there can't be mauy people passing this way to rescue me -that young mau stared at mo so when he saw me. And nobody knows where lam : mamma was asleep when I eame away. What if there should be wild animals V-what was that man telling about mountain lions at the table?". She glanced about her rather ner vously, but she prided herself on her "nerve," and for fully half an hour she bore the situation very philosophi cally, assuring herself that help must come in some way soon. But her foot was growing very painfu1, and the shadows were growing very deep, and her courage v. as fait lailing her, when she at last heard footsteps ap proaching. Presently she saw a Mei i can laborer, with a spade over his shoulder, coming around the path. When he was opposite to her she called to him. He stopped with an exclama tion of astonishment, but when he saw her foot, from which she had re moved the boot, he asked : "Hurta?-Mucha malo," he adde.l, shaking his head. He listened to her explanations with many expressions of sympathy, and at its concision said : "I go for Meesta Smith; we come pretty quick," a'id moved away ata remarkable speed-for a Mexican. It seemed homet to the suffering and impatient girl before she again heard footsteps. This time it was the "singer," and he cajne directly to her. "Jose tells me that you have met with an accident," he oaid ; "1 am very sorry.v "It's only a sprained ankle, I think," she replied, <:but that is bad enough." T eu, forgetting every thing but the misery of the past hour, she cried, "Ob, dear, oh dear ! how am I ever to get away from this place over that dreadful trail? I can't walk-and-there's no other way." In spite of her "nervo" the tears came. Henry Maxon, looking down at the dainty little figure with its tear stained face, longed to piok her up in his arms, as he would have donc a little child, and carry her home, but he only said : "Oh yes, there are other waye; we might make a little and carry you or-did you ever ride a burro?" "No, but I mean to ride one before I go home." "Now's your chance then-that is, if yon are not too faint to sit in the saddle. My ranch is just around the hill, aud 1 can have an animal here inside of ten minutes-if you wish.'' "Ob, yei!" she exclaimed, eagerly, "I can rid? Tory well, and I sliould )F THE BURRO, , ELLEBBE. really enjoy a burro riJe-if it were not for the pain," she nddod, as a twinge reminded her of the wounded member. "It is badly swollen," said Maxon, looking sympathetically at the little foot ; "if I could bring some arnica or cold water-or-something-" "Ob, no," she hastened to say, "it will do very well until I get to the hotel." In a very short time he reappeared with a light overcoat, which she fglad ly wrapped about her, for the air was growing chill. Soon a Mexican came, leading the comical little beast with its flopping ears and wicked oyes. Then Miss Neva found herself lifted into a man's saddle, and her lame foot carefully ad* justed ; her rescuer took the bridle, and by means of mach pulling and ! coaxing and an occasional punch from the Mexican in the rear, the little procession finally reached tho hotel. Several sympathetic nurses attend ed to Miss Hildreth's sprained ankle, while sho rehearsed her adventure with muoh glee, in spite of the p-iin. She declared that it was quite as mach of an adventure as a nineteenth cen tury maiden ought to expect, and that the "Knight of tho Burro" was in keepiug with the age -practical, you know. "An old time knight would have borno me in his arms, which would have beeb decidedly uncomfort able for both purties before we got over that half mile of rocky trail." Mr. Maxon called nextday,of course, to make inquiries, and was graciously, if somewhat condescendingly, received by Mrs. Hildreth ; but he found occa ' sion to stop at the little hotel almost ? every day during tue next week, and he usually found Miss Hildrcdth on the veranda. They had some merry laughs over their "adventure," aud some very pleasant chats;-but the Hildredths were only tourists with round trip tickets, and as soon as the lame ankle permitted they went on their way. Six months later, as Henry Maxon was stauding b?.fore one of those mar velous exhibits from his own State-fri' the great fair, he saw Neva HLWeth approaching him. Their Ces met, and she recognized him w?tu a frank smile aud outstretched hand. "I am glad toH.ee yow," she said ; "1 have not forgotten my California ex -??C-r're??ci." An introduction to her sister, Mrt. Ward, followed. Mrs. Ward was quite absorbed by her own escori, a learned professor, and she pa:d little heed to her sister, who followed in her wake accom panied by Maxon. So it foll ont that when luncheon was proposed, two hours later, Maxon was still one of the party and was invited to join them-nu invitation which he readily accepted. The party left the grounds soon af terward; and it was not until Maxon was in his own room for tho night that he remembered, with sudden dismay, that he had not asked Miss Hildreth's address nor her plans for the morrow ; he only knew that she was stopping with friends and that she expected to remain in Chicago a week longer. The next day Maxon waudered aim lessly about the Art Gallery and the Woman's Building, instead of making a study of certain agricultural exhib its, a3 his ironclad itinerary called for. By six p. m. he believed that he had seen every woman in the United States, except the one womaube want ed to eec. The next day was spent in much the samo manner. On the third day he caught a glimpse of her, but before he could reach her she was gone. It is to be feared that Maxon gained very little knowledge during tho re mainder of his stay at the fair. He saw nothing more of Neva Hildreth. He had made arrangements to visit some of the Northern resorts, and he had already overstayed his time in Chicago. So one morning ho took his seat in the sleeper of a through ex press, feeling, bitterly, that he had lost tho happiness of his life, perhaps, through his own carelessness. Just as tke train pulled out, two ladies entered and took the election next to his. Strong man as he wa?, the blood rushed to his face and his heart leaped with joy as he recognized Neva Hildreth and her sister. Ho would lo3e no moro opportunities. He went to them at once, and was cordially received by both ladies. He soon learned that their destination was the same as bis own, and could hardly conceal his ex ultaren ns he thought of the long day before him, which he resolved to make the most of. Like a wise man,'he first tried to converse with Mrs. Ward, but the seemed so surprised at his ignorance of many exhibits which in terested her, and so overpowered him with her knowledge, that he was most thankful when she buried herself in a magazine aud let him at liberty to talk to her sister. He found Miss Neva a most charming traveling com panion, and managed to spend most of tho day by her side. He found that their plans for the week coincided with his own-etrango to say-and as they drew near their destination he boldly asked permission to accompany them on their excursion to Minne tonka. Mrs. Ward looked her sur prise, but she could only murmur something about "very kind," which the Californian coolly took for cou sent and proceeded to ai range for their meeting and to make suggestions ns to ways and means in the most mat ter-of-fact way possible That night Mrs. Ward subjected her younger sister to a cross-examination, which she closed by declaring emphat ically : "Well, I should think you would want to know something about that young man before you gave him any more encouragement!" "I encourage him?" asked Miss Neva, innocently ; "why, you told him he might go." It waa a perfect summer day that they spent upon the beautiful sheet of water with its musical Indian name. ' Maxon had fully determined to put j his fate to the test, brief as had been ' their aoqnaintanoe, but the day passed and no favorable opportunity came. Mrs, Ward seemed to have awakened to ber duties aa obaj>eroue, ftud Miet -uidretu's own frank, friendly manner liseonraged him eren more. They stopped at the same hotel, and tfaxon spent muc'a of bis time with hera for several days ; still his courage 'ailed him, and he resolved more than moe to go away, for Miss Neva would ac vor look upon him as anything more than a friend, at Vest. His time was limited and the 1? st day of bis stay arrived. They spent tho day ia making a longer excursion than usual, and Maxon had decided that he must pnt a question and reueive an answer that day, come what would. Bat Mrs. Ward seemed to divine hit attention. There was no eccapiug her vigilance, and it waa not until thdv entered the orowded car to return to tho oity that he managed to placo her iu one seat while he found auother for Neva and himself. Even then he found it hard to begin, and the- precious mo ments slipped by. At last he ?'oked abruptly : "Do yon remember our first meet ing, Miss Hildreth?" "Of course," she answered, with a smile. "And did you think me rudo tc stare at you so? To tell the truth, 1 thought you were a 'winsome wee las sie' indeed." "Ah, did yon?" she murmured just glanciug np at him. "My lovo ls but a lassie, A winsome wee lassie, she," he repeated, softly; "and-" desper ately, "you are the lassie, Neva." "Baggage, sir? Checked to all parts of the city." And a bunch of checks were jingled in his face. . Before he could recover himself Mrs. Ward carno to asked a question-and then they were rolling into the city depot. "Miss Neva, he spoke hurriedly, "I must leave for home in the morning, -unless you Bay stay. " . "lYhy," was the response, "must you go? We shall miss you !" "I must go," hs answered ; "I have overstayed my time already." They were in the aislo now, and as they struggled along, pushed and jostled by the impatient throng, he spoke once more : "Shall I go - or stay, Neva?" There was no reply, and his heart sank. "I'd no business to spring it on her like this," he thought; "I've offended her now, aud no wonder-fool that 1 am !" He saw tho ladies to a carriage, and with his hand on the door said: "I must thank you for your many kindnesses; I have enjoyed to-day im mensely-and all tho week. To-mor row I go-" "To the falls, do ycu not?" inter rupted Miss Hildreth. - "We do tho falls to-morrow, sister. And," lean-, ing forward she added mischievously, "perhaps there are no baggageinen out there."-The Now Bohemian. Many Varieties ot Leman?, The psrson whose knowledge of lemons is limited to an occasional purchase of a dozen will be surprised to know that there are seventeen dis tinct varieties grown in California and Florida. These differ in 6ize, shape, quality of skin and in keeping quali ties. Bat there are only four varie ties that have any degree of popular ity in California. These are the Eureka, Lisbon, Villa Franca ' and Bonnie Brae. The Eureka has proved the best bearer in California. Noone koows exactly how long a lemon tree that has oare and cultivation will con tinue to bear fruit. Tho Franciscan monks kept no records of the fruit trees growing about the missions. So far as known, a lemon tree will boar in California for forty-five or fifty years. There are in the less fertile soils of Sicily and Corsica several ?rees over a century old still bearing. A tree in Calfornia will bear some fruit tho fourth year from its planting in the orchard, and when it is eight years old it will bear nearly four boxes of fruit each year. When it is twelve years old it has reached ita full vigor; but it is not for twenty or more years yet that it begins to show signs of old age. The oldest known lemon tree in California is that in the mission gardens at Santa Barbara. It was probably planted about 1821. It has a'good foliage and looks strong and sturdy, but it ha3 borne only a dozen or so lemons in the last fifteen years. When it was twenty years old it bore half a ton of fruit in one sea son, but rot of good quality. Habi-s of Whales. The food of whales has long been known to consist of minute sea crust? ceo. Mr. Gray was familiar not only with the whale's food, hut observed its manner of feeding and the way in which it took its nap "after meals." "No doubt," he wrote, "whales are very particular in the quality of their food, for they are never to be found feeding where tho water ia dirty, but almost invariably in clean, clear, dark-blue or light olive-green water. The usual way in which a whale feeds is to chose a spot where the food is plentiful and swim backward and for word for 200 or 300 yards, with the nose just under water. They invari ably swim from or e side of the beat baak again to whe:re they started from with their mouths open. Then they close their jaws and swallow the food caught. "They will go on in this way feed ing for an hour or more ; after this they will disappear under the nearest ice and sleep there until they como out for exercise oz for another meal. Unlike other warm-blooded animals, they do not require to breathe through their nostrils while aleep, and they do not do so. Whales can sleep as well under water as they do npon the surface, aa I have often seen them disappear under solid ice and ro main there for many hours at a time. Somotimes they fall asleep with thei: heads down and o ily their tails stand ing out of the water."-The Spec ta tor. Collectively, Tc o Much for Him. A doctor onoe refused to take a fee for attending a friend during a dangerous illness. Upon his recovery, however, the patient presented the agreeable amount in a purse, saying : "Sir, in this purse I have put overj day's fee ; and your goodness must not get the better of ny gratitude. '' The dootor eyec. the pune, counted the number of days, and, holding oui his hand, replied : "Well, I can hold out no longer. Singly, I could have refused them foi a year, but oolleotively they aro irre s?8tible. "-New York Ledger. A Rejected Statue. The statue of Cardinal Newman, which was offered to and refused bj the University of Oxford, England, has been set up on a vacant plot o! ground adjoining the priests' hcuse al the Brompton Oratory. The statue ii of white stone, nome thirty feet ir height, and consists of a pedestal witL sculptured dado surmounted by foui columns, on whioh is plaoed a figure of Our Lady. The Cftrdiual lt renre ?outed seated* WOMAN'S WORLD. PLEASANT LITERATURE FOB FEJIINII?B READERS. ' NOVEL WEDDING CUSTOM. At some recent weddings, in lieu of the time-honored, hut lately much criticised rice-throwing, bowls of rose leaves anc1 orango blosnorae have been handed to the bridesmaids and younger men of the wedding party with which to shower tho departing couple. U is more picturesque cer tainly. tT.USADE AOAIN'ST WRINKLES. Women will havo to organise a new crusade against wrinkles md the leather-like, growing-old-sortoMook of '?he skin if they persist in following up all the open air pursuits which be long to man's kingdom. Fresh air in all kinds of weather may be conducive to health, but it is very trying to deli cate skins. Women who row and ride bicycles should substitute oatmeal or boiled bread and milk for eoap. The dry skin is especially sensitive to the effects of sun and air, and needs all the precautions it is possible to fin 1 to keep [it smooth and white. Pota toes boiled in milk arc said to bc very effectivo in whiteniug und softening tho skin, and almond meal should be on every toilet table. AN ANCIENT COSMETIC. The cool cucumber now ilourishetb in the garden. The coolness of the cucumber has been ascertained to be a scientific fact, It is always consid erably oooler than the surrounding at mosphere. It has also long possessed some reputation as a cosmetic, in the old meaning of tho word, a "healer" of the complexion, not a "beautifier." The cream of cucumbers ia prepared from the pulp of peeled cucumber, with a mixture of al mor -1 oil and other ingredients. Purchase from a trust worthy druggist four ounces of al mond oil, add a quarter of an ounce each of white wax and of spermaceti. Put these ingredients in a jar, and set the jar in a saucepan with warm water leaching up to within two inches of the rim. Let tho water boil. A mar' malade jar is just about the right size to use. When the wax and speimaceti are melted into the oil add five table spoonfuls of the thick juice of a large, nearly ripened oucumh jr. Obtain the juice by pressing the pulp on a fine hair sieve. Color tin cream with a few drops of spinach green. Use enough to give a very delicate tint of green. Pour ii tbiiaTfofi-icto several small jars. It is an excellent cure for sunburn and is very healing and soothing to thc skin. Wash the skin at night thoroughly with warm water before applying the cream. Dry off all the moisture a soft damask towel will absorb, and rub the cream of cucumbers gently into tho skin. In the morning wash it off with warm water, and tono tho skin with a bath of cold water to make the tissues DISCOVBBIKS BY WOMEN. It has always been the mission ol women, in all climes and circum stances, to contribute to the physical comfort and social enjoyment of hu manity, as well an to tho moral ad vancement. Thero arc not many pages in history devoted to recording the great acts of women, nor does science bear thc impress cf thc feminine mind to any extent. Religious revolutions, which have turned the course of Na tions, have been inaugurated by mon, and yet in tradition and popular story we find so many incidents going to show her influence upon thc habit and sentiment of the world. It is not by one startling maneuver that the mother makes the home the haven of rest to tho members of her family, but by steady effort, day after day, little by little, she increases its influence. When the colonies of England were striving for a foothold along tho southern coast of North America, they had difficulty in finding somo product adapted to the climate which would do for export to tho mother coan tr v, and bring m some returns. Then it was that a woman commenced to experi ment with all patience, and finally ex hibited to her friends the indigo plant, which became the staple of the Caro linas until the patenting of the cotton gin. This was the result of thought and care, which were characteristic of the women of the colonies. Before the sex were educated to this point, there are told stories of how they stumbled upon discoveries for which all mankiud has reason to thank them. Such a talo is told in China, where the use of tea originated. It is said that the daughter of a reigning sovereign was hopelessly enamored of ?\ young nobleman whose caste did not permit him lo aspire to her hand, but they occasionally exchanged glances and often ho found moans to placo a few blossoms in her hand. One time ow ing to the close surveillance of her at tendants, she was only able to oatch a few little leaves of the bouquet he in tended for her. This she treasured and placed in a tumbler of water. The princess, then in the excess of her love, drank the water and then ate the stem I and leaves. This sho continued to do, Anding in it a reminder of her lover, and liking the flavor of the tea, wir ch was the plant loft in her hand by h^r lover. Uer ladies copied this custom ot here, and from this the whole Chi nese Nation became one of tea drink 3rs. So that a woman, as early as six hundred years, B. C., introduced to tho world this great physical solace, [t was an accident, but from it could be drawn the deduction that a woman in following tho true inclination of her affection and disposition has the widest field open to her to benefit her kind.-Atlanta Constitution. Honitin effects are noted in the new Valenciennes laces. Some of tho new parasols have very unique handles of crystal. The more elegant of the now hats have a touch of real iaoe introduced somewhere about them. In millinery two contrasting shades of tulle, one laid over the other, are often used to give the changeable ef fect. The bouquet ring is the latest jewelry fad. It is composed of varicolored stones and roaches above tho first knuckle. Quantities cf flowers and foliage are used, and tho ambition is to get as many kinds of flowers on a hat as possible. Ptiffi, the old-fashioned, narrow, straight puffs, aro coming in again. Some new Paris gowns have skirts made of puffs of chiffon two inches wide, joined by lace insertion an inch wide and mounted over silk linings. Soft corn-yellow pique, which proved so popular last summer, is again a favorite, and somo of the dresses of this fabric aro made exceed ingly elaborate with trimmings of heavy RttfsjRQ lace na I black Yelyet ribhooi j FASHION NOTES. AGRICULTURAL. f OPIUS OF INTEREST RELATIVE TO FAR31 AND GARDEN, . VALUE OF HEATED GRAIN. v Gr a that has been heated will not do for feed, nor will it make good bread. If grain is at all damp when thrashed, it should be thoroughly dried by spreading it on a door in a dry, airy place and shoveling it over twice a day until it is quite dry. Any how, even dry grain will heat, be cause, unless it has been kept in a slack or in a mow long enrugh to go through a fermentation or full ripen ing, which il will do when gathered in large bulk, this fermentation will occur in the granary and wiil be lia ble to injure the grain, de&troyicg its value for seed or bread. Heated gram is sweeter than other grain, and may be used to advantage for feeding to animals. It is always be^t to crush or coareely grind wheat of rye boibre feeding it, ns it is better digested. A SIMPLE TREE PROTECTOR. The cut shows a timplc but effective method of supporting young treer, es pecially where a largo orchard is set. In such case, the saving of a little la bor at each tree amounts to a great deal io the case of thc whole orchard. The trunk of the tree rests in the angle between three stakes, and ia held there by a strip of cloth used as a string. Thc cloth is twisted about so as to have a fold of it between the trunk and the stakes, to prevent chaf ing. The stakes oro bouud together by a bit of wire. Tho cloth wiil stretch and loosen sufficiently, so that tho growing trunk of the tree will not be bound at all. A large orchard can be staked out in this way with very little labor, and the result will prove very sat it factory, as every one of the three stakes acts as a braco--some thing that cannot be said of such as are driven about the tree perpendicu 'arly. -American Farmer. . THE IRRIGATED FARM. What is the beet thing to grow on I An trrigated farm ? is a question ofteu asked but very seldom satisfactorily answered. The usual advice is to grow what there is the most money in. Sometimes there is a rage for peaohos, at other times for alfalfa, with the usual result that whatever crop is popularly believed to be the most profitable is usually overdone and the markets glutted with an over supply. If a man is a working farmer and un derstands his business, says a writer in tho Irrigation Age, I believe there is always most money in raising what is consumed in the family, and herein lies the ?ret advantage of having n farm under irrigation. It will always insure lood for the farmer's family, however email tho farm be. The first consideration, therefore, should bc to see that the family is sup plied with flour, fruit and vegetables. Wheat may not be profitable aa a mar ket crop if grown ou a small scale, but better raise it yourself than pay eome one else to do it for you. Besides, yon probably save freight or hauling and the profits'of two or three mer chants. The samo may be said of corn, which has the advantage of be ing raised the same year after wheat in many irrigated counties of thc South. The fodder will also make very useful feed for stock if a corre sponding proportion of alfalfa is fed with it. Alfalfa is a crop that should never be omitted on an irrigated farm. It will supply more food for hogs, cows, horses and poultry to the acre than anything I know of, and is a sure cropper with plenty of water. With the crops already mentioned a farmer should insuro aregnlar supply of eggs, milk, butter ; poultry and bacon, and have something left over to sell. But I am aware that thia advice, although perfectly sound, will not satisfy the average farmer, who is always hanker ing after something that there is money in. Well, on this point I think it good policy to grow that which can not bo successfully grown without irri gation. In my experience thoso aro tho crops which usually pay the best in the long run. This is what makes alfalfa such a paying crop. On no food can bacon aud milk bc so cheaply raised, and if were not for the tact that it cannot be grown without Irri gation, no farm in thc world would bo without its alfalfa field. Celery and strawberries aro two other cheap crops which, except in a few favored localities, do much better with irriga tion than without. Several strawberry growers in the East have made up their minds that, even where the rain fall is excessive, artificial irrigation is necessary to insure regular -orops and they are putting up windmills and other devices for pumping water. I believe tho day is not distant when very few strawberry growers will risk the*loes of their crops by droughts, and they must necessarily go to a great expense if they have to pump tho water. This expense is saved on the farm furnished with water from a canal. A good principle to follow in business is always to stick to somo line in which you have special advan tagee. Don't do what every fool can do. Do not bo led away with the idea that Ibero is a fortnnc in lemons, or in almonds, or in olives. The natural law of supply and demand tends to re duce tho profits on all crops to a level, aud what to day looks tho most profit able will to-morrow bo the most un profitable. But grow what you are best situated and fitted for and you will hardly ever make a uii6tak?\ Tho railways of the world curry OYtr 10,000,000 passengers weekly, TREE PROTECTOR. Doubted I a Authority. "Angelina," ?aid Jiinsmith, looking up from his book with au injured air, "I thought you told me this was one of William Black's stories." "So it is," replied Mrs. Jimsmith. "I don't believe it," was the blunt rejoinder. "Now, George, don't be stupid. There is his name right on the title page." "I can't help that; some imposter is using Black's name." "Why, what makes you think so?" "I've read fourteen pages of the novel and noone has caught a tish yet." -Buffalo Exprees. Incorrigible Dr. Johnson. 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