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air. M. Kildisobewsky.an electrician
of Odessa, elaims to have discovered ?a improvement in the telephone by (he nao of which di>tnnoe baa no effect upon the hearing. IQ IQ experiment be tween Moscow and Itostoff, a distance of about 800 milos, talking, music and pinging were heard with perfect dis tinct nee?. For the purpose of this ex periment an ordinary telegraph wire was used. Mr. Kildisohewsky will go to London to experiment his improve ment on the Atlantic cables between London and New York. Raps For "pirlta. Duknne-I ?aw Sokev order a drink yesterday. He merely rapped on the bar and the barkeeper served him without soy delay. Gas well-That's a way he has, you know. V Does he always rap when he orders drinks?" " Only whon he wants whisky. They ?re spirit raps, yon know."-Pittsburg 'broaiole-Telegraph, Didn't Know It Was Loaded. "Mosooroher-My baby has had the u-iod jcolo:o for two days. *M kief ace- W bat caused the trouble? McScorcber-The poor kid tried to mt its teeth on my pneumatic tie.-* Ttnth, A fe*ael??ft Clarea rathat of dyspepV-a. Few rr tn odie? do mor? l?en palliate this obstinate com pud at. Try I listel br's Stomach Bitter-, ItoWaver-, ?nd "?.??ii will'Und that it ia conquerable ?lonir vrIXh itu symptoms heartburn^ natntenre, hi-rmu-n-sj, and lo-sot flesh and vigor. Bil iousness and constipation frequently accom pany it. Tace. be*l<lej malarial, rheumatic ami k!dn<y cornplaUt?, are abo subduablo ?ri h the Bitten. Hie map %ent to the penitentiary has con victions or his own. 'bobbins' Flouting-Borax Soap contains all tb? %o?d properties of Dot bias* Electric, combined wit i thrsiof the beatfloathvr soap. No chapped band? where thia BOBP is awl. 8ara? pr ire M adul terated soaps without Bom. Bed wrapper. No man who chews tobacco ran have a "sil ver tongue." Jun try a 10c, box of Ca enrols the finest liver ami l">wel recu'ator ever made. FITS nt op, .?d free and permanently cured. Ho AU after Brat day's aaa of Dn. K LI it s's Ossa* NaavB Rastoswst. Frre S3 trUl bottle and treat las. Koo?? to Dr. Kiln?. ?1 Arch EU Phlla.. Pa. Pl m's Cnre for Consumption la an A No. 1 AM im?, medicino.-W. R. WILLIAMS. An tioch, I Hr... April ll. ISM. Chronic Catarrh cannot ba cared by tocal apo?i -a ttoos. It ht a const I tut too al dtseaan, and re quires it constitutional remedy like Hood's Sarna parilla, which, working tnroajrh the blood, er*Ucatee the Im parity which eaus <fl sad promotes the dfeo ?se, and soon offsets a permanent en re. At the some time Hood's Sarsaparilla builds np the whole system and makes Tva feel ron owed In strength. Hood's Sarsaparilla ll the best-in fact th? One "fra* Blood Purifier, Hood's Pilli ^/?TtoSeVatrU0 Modern ??5ewlng Circle." The "sewing bee" has been revived in a somewhat modernized form in the "dolly luncheon." All the guests at one of these functions are provided with . sanare of stamped linen and tt e Bilks to embroider it and arc set to w irk. After sa hour's stitching the hostess collects the work, a committee judges bf it? merits, pr i ros are awarded and the luncheon proceed*, the wise giver of the feast having received more or less valuable addition to her linen. -Exchange. No Sense in lt. Farmer Oatcake-Mandy, every fel ler's bound to be worked np over the political situation this year. Mrr. Oatcake-Mebbe, Silas, but as it only takes you a few minutes to vote, I don't jnst see tba sense o' talkin' about it for three months ahead I Truth. Might Have Mou reed Together. Office Boy-I would liketo go to my grandmother's funeral this afternoon. Employer-If Basie were going to pitch I'd go myself.-Town Topics. HER HAPPY DAT. A CHARMING STORY OF MEDICINE AND MARRIAGE. wm Two Open Lotter? From a Chicago Girl -How Happiness Came to Her Among the tens of thousands of wemen who apply to Mrs. Pinkham for advice and are cured, aro many who wish thc facts in their cases made public, but do not give permission tc 'publish their names for reasons as obvious as in the following, and no name is ever published without the writer's au Jp th or itv; this is a bond of faith which Mrs. Pinkham has neve* broken. I Chicnpo,Jan. ?th, '95. My dear Mrs. . Pinkham r A friend of 'mine, Mrs. -, wants ' ma to write yon, because she says: "you did her so much good." , I ara desperate. Am nine teen years of age, tall, and weighed 138 ponnds a year ago. I am now ? mere skeleton. Frort your little book I think my trouble is profuse menstruation. My symptoms are *"*'./. etc. ? Our doctor (ray uncle) tells father that I am in consumption, and wants to take rae to Florida. Please help me! Tell me what to do, and tell rae quickly. I am engaged to be mar ried in September. Shall I live to see the day? a . . . LUCY E.W. Chicago, June 16U1, '95. My dear Mrs. Pinkham* This is a happy day. I am well and gair ing weight daily, but shall continue the treatment and Vegetable Compound during the summer, a.? you suggest. Uncle knows nothing about what you have done for me, because it would make things very unpleasant in the family. I would like to give you a testimonial to publish, but father would not allow it . . * . I shall be married In September, and as we go to Boston, will call upon you. . How can I prove my gratitude? ?ese LUCY E. W. Just such cases as the above leak out in women's circles, and that is why the confidence of the women of America is beste. >ved upon Mrs. Tinkham. - Why are not physicians more candid with women when suffering from such ailments ? Women want the truth, and if they cinuot get it from their doctor, will ai?ek it elsewhere. THE CONS BS HELKN FOI fn, they ore determiner! not to like mo," said Octavia Dnroll? with leers of mortised pride sparkling in her eyes as hhs laid dowd the frigid letter th? had be?n reading. "And lt is erneily hard for me to be forced to meet them without Sigismund's presence to sustain and nphold me. I know jnst how it will be. My mother in-law will look coldly and critically dpon everything I do ; my stepdaugh ter wilH fancy me a tyrant, and steol herself against me as it I were an in quisitor. Home ?ill bs a dungeon und life a burden 1 Ob, I wish-I al most wish," she added, correcting her self, with the shy smile of happy wife hood-"that I had never married. But, after all, what nonsense that is, when Sigismond is so good, so noble, so Worthy of a wife's devotion I" Mrs. Durell was on her way home from India, and, seated in tho cooli marble-paved apartment at Gibraltar, from whence the Peninsula and Ori ental steamship was to sail the next day, she watched the palm leavos sway* log in the breeze, the flutter of the gay green and whit) awnings, and the turbaned Eastern servants passing to and fro with trays of black coffee, delicately flavored ioes, moulded to imitate ?ipiles, oranges and pomegran ates, with absent, unseeing eyes. Never before had she been parted from her husband, who was American Consol at ono of the Oriental ports, j but a sudden call bad arisen for his i presence many hundred miles back in tba mountain country-a wilderness to whioh it was impossible tb at he could take bis delicate young wife. "There is no telling how long I may bo detained among those semi-savages, Octy/' he had said to his wife, "and I can neither take you nor leave you. Go homo to my mother and mako friends with little Eudora. It is pos sible that I may follow you in a few months, if all goos well. But, at di events, 1 shall feel safer if you are on American soil. Benson, your mnid, is an accustomed traveler, and Leon ard, who commands the PaciBoa, is my old iirieod, so that yon will looa no care.** "But. Sigismund," cried Mrs. Da rell, with a countenance of ludicrous dismay, "a-mother-in-law I and a stepdaughter I To be compollcd to confront them, all by myself I" "My dear little goose I" said the consult laughing. "Now yon are frightened at mere shadows. "My mother in the dearest old Ir.dy In the world, ai id Dora is a darling. "Couldn't I stay with you?" plead ed the yoong wife, clinging to fits arm. .Td rather be murdered bf the na tives, or die of coolers down on the plains, than go book to America all by myself." "Nonsense 1 nonsense! nonsensef" cheerily cried ont Mr. Darell. And so the matter had been settled. And Octavia was thns far on her tedious voyage borne, whon, crossing the chequered pavement without, a slight, graet.-fui figure glided by, with float ing 1 ice scarf and deeply-fringed, red colored parasol. "IVs Janie Weldon 1" cried Octavia, springing np and ruining out to inter cept the movements of the beautiful ?tran ger. "Why,"criod Miss Weldon, in in finite surprise, "lt is Octavia Olcott 1 And here, on the heights of Gibraltar I Of all places, who would have dreamed of meeting you here?" "I am going to America," said Oc tavia. ?.So om L" said Miss Weldon. "Bot my name isn't Oloott any longer," said the young wife, laugh ing and blushing. "I am Mrs. Sigis mund Darell." "Then," said Miss Weldon, with her eves growing larger and more brilliant than ever, "yon are the daughter-in law of Mrs. Alkraond Darell, the very lady I am going to visit. Do tell me about ber. Is she nice? Is sho lively? Is she-" Octavia barst oat laughing. "I never saw her in my lifo," said she. "Neither did I," said Miss Weldon. "Bat she has invited me to visit her because my Aunt Barbara was an old frienc of hers. And you really have married the charming yoong consul widower? My darling, 1 congratulate you r "I was a governess at Calcutta," said Octavia blushing and looking exceed ingly pretty. "And-" "I see how it wafs" nodded Miss Weldon, who had been Octavia's schoolmate long ago. "Love at first sight-and I don't blame him, when I see bow pretty you have grown. And I suppose dear old Mrs. Durell is de lighted to have you ?*' "She isn't delighted at all," said Octavia, soiemnly. "She hos written me a letter as cold as ice, regretting that her son should have married again so precipitately (just as if hi? first wife hadn't been dead five years) -boping that wethonld be congenial, but fearing very muoh that I should find the quiet and solitudo of Darell Conrt too dull for my taste?." "But that's horrid 1" said Miss Wel don. "Not in the least like the letter F he wrote me. Wait a minute -1 have it here in my pocket." HU And, with a heart thrilled by a feel ing somewhat akin to envy, Mrs. Darell read the affectionate, almost motherly epistle, which invited-Miss Weldon, for her aunt's sake, to make Durell Court her home for KS long a period as she pleased, assuring hor of the warmest welcome and love. Octa via's eyes filled with tears. "Why couldn't she have written such a letter to me?" she exclaimed. "?ecsufe, my dear, yon" are her daughter-in-law," Miss Weldon phil osophically answered. "No woman can welcome the girl who hos stolen away her son's heart, lt isn't in human nature." ^ Octavia was silent for a minute; Iben she exolaimod, suddenly : "Janie, I've an inspiration-a posi tive inspiration 1 Let me go I And you keep away for a littlo while 1" "Go where? Keep away from whom? 'said Miss Weldon, in amaze innot ; and then with brightening CL'S WIFE. UlEST GRAVES. eyes, she added: "Oh, I eoe? Oc tavia, yon are a gen ios i Gome hero and sit by mc, and we'll arrange it all" The golde? ?otdmd tim? liad como, a?d tho woo du around Darell Court were wearing their bright cet dyes. Little Eudora had skipped around nil day, gathering the sweetest roses, arranging violets in saucers of Dres den china, adding now beauties to the suite of apartments whioh had been prepared for Miss Weldon, the only child of "grandmamma's dearest friend." "For we must enjoy her socioty all we ran before my odions stepmother comes," said Eudora, all unconscious that she was in the least degree un charitable. Poor child! she only echoed tho chime of popular opinion, after all. And when grandmamma's pony phaeton came bank from the trein with the tall, lovely lady In black, Eu dora flew into her arms with all a child's innocent enthusiasm. "Stand off a little, and let me look at you," said the child, joyottsly, pushing back hor jet ty carls-ah, so like Sigismund's that Octavia's heart thrilled within her 1 "Oh, you are ex actly like what I pi stared yoa in my mind I And we aro going to be BO happy together-yon and 2, and grandmamma-antil-^ttntil my step mother comest" Octavia looked wistfully at her. "Dear Eudora!'* she said, .impul sively-) "I love yott a ready. Promise me that yon Will love mo I" The warm hearted little girl covered her cheeks, brow ar. d lips with kisses. ..Dear Miss Weldon," said sae, "I pfomise you a thoo sr.nd times over." And Mrs. Darell led tho gaest smil ingly to her room. "My darling," said she, "I want you to be very happy here. For yod are filling a plaoe in oar hearts that has long boen vacant-my daughter's plaoe!" "But Mrs. Sigismund Darell?" suggested tho curunger, coloring deeply. The ohl lady made a gestare of dis sent. "I catt never love her !" she ottered, sadly? "But me-you will be kind to me?" "My dear Janie, you are like my own child already;" lovingly spoke the old lady. And Mrs. Darell never suspected the rain of bitter kars whioh poor Octavia Bhcd when she was at lost left alone. "Bat I will make them love me 1' ehe thought; "and when once their affection tis thoroughly mine, I will not let them withdraw it from me, merely because I am Octavia Darell instead of Janie Weldon !" And this beautiful young impostor had not been a week in the house be fore she had won all hearts. She was grandma's darling, Ead ora's confidant, the pet and sunshine of the house. And ob, how her heart beat when Mrs. Darell looked at her tenderly one evening, and said, with a kiss : "Dear little Janie, I was thinking how many thousand dollars I would give if Sigismond's wife were like you." Octavia tamed irst red, then white. "Mrs. Darell," she said, hurriedly, "if I wero Sigismund's wife-" And just then a bevy of guests wero shown in, and the words of confession were ohecked on Octavia's lips. Bat the secret betrayed itself at last, as secrets will always do. It was a rosy December sunset, tho snowy fields all dyed with carmine, tho hage fire of mossy loga crackling in the tiled fire-place of Darell Court. Tho old lady was serenely dozing in the blaze, and Eudora was helping her gaest to arrange roses, freeh gath ered from the green-houses, in antique majolica vases, when the door sudden ly opened, and a tall, well-moulded figure strode in. "Well, mother! Well, Eodora-" Tho old lady started tip with a ory. Eodora looked with dilated, wonder ing eyes; bat first and swiftest of them all Octavia was in her husband's arms. "Sigismund !" she cried, hysteric ally. "Oh, Sigismund !" Old Mrs. Durell recovered herself with an effort, and lookod on in amazement. "Sigismund, " said she, "I did not know that this lady-" "This lady, mother," he answered, brightly, "is the sweetest and dearest little lady in all tho world to me-my wife I" And Ootavia hid her face on her mother-in-law's shoulder. "Dear MrB. Durell," she whiaporod, "forgive me for stealing your heart by strategy, for, indeed, 1 despaired of ever winning it in any other war. Janie Weldon told me that I might borrow her personality. She, too, is coming after New Yeor'e." "I'm sure," said Mrs. Durell, ner vously whipping her spectacle glasses, "I don't know what to say I" "Say *1 forgive you,' " said Octavia ; "and say also, M love yon, daughter!'" "I love yon, dear little daughter," said the old lady, falteringly. "And as for forgiving-why, I nm not certain bat that I need forgiveness the most of all." While little Eudora dang clojoly to the young wife's side. "I don't care whether you are my step-mother or not," *he said. "I love you, and I shall always oall yon mamma, now !" And then the happy, excited little group gathered around the Are, and explanations followed nil around. Ootavia had to recount hor little plot, so often nearly betrayed by the fullness of her own heart. * Sigismond had to relate the combination of circumstances by which he had ob tained a year's leave of absence from his Eastern consulate, and managed to take them hy surprise ; and a moro joyfal little household was nowhere to bo forrnd. "I was beginning to wonder win Mrs. Durell, junior, did not come," said tho old lady, with a smMc. "And I eras dreading it, terribly," said Eudora, with a pretty little mon*, "and all the time tho mischievous darliug was io cor very midst," And that Very evening Octavio, Bah !own and wrote to Janie Weldon what i o?ccess her plot had proved.-Satur* lay Night _ WOBDS Ot WISDOJt Fam?, if hot double-foced, is doublo mouthcd. The cheapest of lawyers-keeping one's own counsel. Words are wise meu'd counters, hat the money of fools. Whon does a man have to keen his work? When no ono else will take it. If life, like tho olivo, is a bitter fruit, thoa grasp both with tho press, and thoy will afford the sweetest oil. Some men remind one of a toy bal loon} if they were prioked with a pin there would be nothing left of them. There ls always hope for a man that actually and earnestly works. In idleness alone thero is perpetual de spair. Money is only thus far a standard of value ; that whioh it can measure is perishable, that whioh it cannot is im mortal? Oho gd od mother is worth a hun dron school masters. In the homo sho is a loadstone to all hearts and a load star to all oyes. lt is no usc to attract attention un less you can hold it. Very nilly things often attract temporary atten tion, to nobody's pro&t. Never hold any ono by the button or the hand in order to be heard out ; for if people aro unwilling to heat you, you had bettor hold your tongue than them. Time is, indeed, tho'theatre and sea of illusion ; nothing ii so ductile and elastic. The mind stretches an hour to a century, and dwarfs au age to cn hour. The cares whioh oro tho keys of ?riches, hang often so heavily at the rich man's girdle, and they olag him with weary days and restless nights, when others sleep quietly,-The. South-west. A Wellspring of Foison. Mendocino County is noted for the many strange springs within its bor ders? They are of almost limitless var iety, and a number of them are ol kinds not to be found in other parts of the world. The greater number of these springs throw off water that has medioinal qualities, but there is one that has tho power of causing almost instant death to any creature that drinks its. This strange spring is on what is known as the McNab Ranch, not ?for from Hoplaud. lt is located in a fiat pieco of pasture lund about a mile from a range of foothills lying te the bast. There is no difficulty to toll this spring when ono oomes to it. As cat tle had a habit of taking their Inst drinks out of it, a fence was put around it, whioh, of course, compels them to go elsewhere for water. But tho fenco cannot keep out everything, and as a consequence the spring is al ways sui rounded by tho dead bodies of beasts, birds and insects. Tho appearance of the spring is radically different from tho dozens of others in the vicinity. It comes from the ground into a hole about three feet in diameter. The soil around it is of olay oolor, but there is not a sign of vegetation for at least twenty-five feet in any direction/ Nothing will grow in the water. This has Leon tried by planting mosses and other plants that grow along streams, but thoy all diod in a short time. When the water comes from the ground it is in an effervescent condition, but loses this quality before it has run over the surface a dozen icot and disappeared in a gravel pit. On approaching this spring from any direction au unpleasant smell strikes tho nostrils. This is caused by the decomposing bodies of tho numer ous dead creatures around it. There are birds of all kinds, rabbits and squirrels and millions of insects. Oc casionally a ooyote is found. Tho effect of tho water is most rapid. Birds have been seen to drink it and in lesa than ton'seoonds fell over dead. Babbits seem to havo timo to crawl a few feet from the spring before they die. But none of tue dead creatures are ever found more than fifty foot away.-San Francisco Call. Astor's $5,000,000 Hotel. William Waldorf Abtor his $3,000, 000 invested in tho Waldorf Hotel, and has never been under its roof but once, only to visit a friend who hap pened to be staying thero. He drovo up to tho lad cs' entrance, walked through the hall about fifty feet to an elevator, got out at the fifth floor, went to Mr. Kissam's room, remained half an hour or moro, rode down the elevator, walked to his carriage with out looking to the right hand or the left, and drovo away. *Ho has been in New York eeveral times since his hotel was completed, but this is tho only time he has ever entered the doors. Whether his in difference is a freak or an affection no one seems to know. The managers of his business, who aro old family friends and occupied a similar rela tion with his father, submitted to him tho plans of arohiteotaro before con struction was begun and they were approved by him, and ho, of course, j advised as to all that relates to the property. But he never goes there. A friend suggests that his peculiarity may perhaps arise from the fact that his lato wife took an activo part ?a planning and particularly in selecting the decorations of tho house, but one would suppose that would increaso his intereet in it. A special reason for Mr. Astor to feel an attachment for the Waldorf is found on the first floor, where the dining room of his grandfather is exactly reproduced. When the old mansion was torn down to moko way for tho hotol the architects carefully removed the decorations from the walls of tho original dining room, tlx old-fashioned marquotry floor was taker, up, the mantel, sideboards, windon frames and doors, the fireplace, chan deliers, and, in fact, all the finishings, and furnishings, which are of black walnut, haudsomoly carved, were Btowed away, and then reset in what is known as the Astor memorial room, but William Waldorf never has had the curiosity to BCO it.-New York Dispatch. Elephants in England. It in certain that tho clophaot, thc rhinoceros, the boar, tho hyena, and other wild animals wera nt one time common in England. Several bones of these animals have been found iu Kent's Cavern, about a milo from Torquay. -Science. Carlsbroke Castle, whero Charles I. was kept a prisoner just before he was brought to trial, is to bo turno I into a museum for curiosities an 1 an tiquities couQOCted with tho Islg o' Wight, A Sldgtag Mo?ise, A good deal of scepticism prevails among the ignorant aa to the fact of thei'e being singing mice bat having kept snob a songster for four years, I am in a position to speak with author ity. She was caught in a coal mine, was brought np in a "tommy bag" to the surface, and banded over to me. thus; commenoed an acquaintance, which soon ripened into intimacy, and which was only terminated by her death. There was no doubt about her song ; a pretty, bird-like warble, rising and falling alternately, and of sufficient power to carry from thc top to the bottom of the house when all was quiet. In appearance she was Just an ordinary house mouse, with the usual well-groomed coat, the usual cascade of whiskers, the usual beady black eyes, and ?Q elegant tapering tail, like the J o st of her tribe. It was her song alone which singled her out from the dumb millions of her fellows, and this song she poured out almost without intermission during her wak ing hours. The speculations of the learned have been exercised over this matter, and some have thought that br on ch i tis j by narrowing the air pas sages, produces a noisy wheezing, whioh enthusiastic admirers have dig nified as a song. Others, with greater probability, have suggested that every mouse is a einging mouse, but that on account of the dullness of our ears we only hear the bass-voiced vocalists, while the shriller melodies of the great majority are unnoticed. Every oue knows that the squeak of a bat is not heard by every one, and that ono party in a conversation on a country walk may bo almost deafened by a chorus of bats while the other may bear nothing of the noise. Certain it is that dissection reveals nothing ab normal in the vocal apparatus of the singing mouse, and doubtless a very slight difference in the quality of the vocal cords would result ia a mouse with a voice sufficiently bass to bring the sound within tho compass of our bearing powers.-St. James's Gazette. Horrors of Modern Prisons. Tho official belief is that there is lit tle or no prison-made ir sanity. Pris on doctors are keen? alive to the possibility of shamming, and they hesitate to admit that there is any flaw in the system for the administration of whioh they ore so largely responsi ble. Still the fs.ot remains that the ratio of insanity in prisons has exact ly doubled since 1877. The admitted general increase of insanity is not sufficient to acoount for this startling fact. Prison disci pline is now more mechanical, and therefore more depresssng. Its very improvements in this respect "take the heart out of a man." It is proba ble that prisoners were far happier is tho old unreformed prisons, when they herded together and had companion ship of a kind. An expert witness who bad passed four and twenty years in jail told the Prison Committee some startling things from the conviot's point of view. The rules, he said, are too minute for ha man observance, and some minds are totally unable to bear the strain of them. A man may be reported for knocking something over in his cell, though it may be by pure accident. The name for this offence is "unneces sary noise." As the. poor wr?tohos walk their weary round in tho exeicise yard, ono may fall ont of step md thus throw the others out. The first offender or the last-any one, in fact, on whom tho warder's eye happens to fall-is liable to punishment for this mischance. In this way tho conviot gradually acquires an expression that never leaves him-tho ronnd-the-oorner glance of a being who dreads a tyrant on tho pounce. Wo wanta now How ard if the system is only half as bad as it is said to be by those who have brit reason to know.-London News. Tho Wliile House Doll House. "The doll play house has long been without an occupant," remarked one of the attaches of the Extoutive Mansion, in speaking of the doll house which has bcon stored nuder tho east ern portico of the White House for a number of years. "This play house was given to Nellie Arkhur, and was much used by hor and her girl friends. It was nicely furnished. One of tho two rooms was furnished as a kitchen and dining room, and the other as a combination sitting room and parlor. Nellie Arthur, when she first came to tho White House, was of the doll age, bet before abe was bere long abe grew out of it, and the doll house was de serted. lt has had no occupant since, and is not likely to havo any for somo time. "Only two children can got in the house at the same time. There have been a number of applicants for the house, but evory ono has hesitated to do anything about it. Of course, Nellie Arthur or any one authorized by her could got the house by simply sending for it, for it is her private property, and though it has been stored under the east portico, the Govern ment has no control over it. Nellie Arthur has children of her own now, and she miy send for it some day for them. For the children, and especially the girls of doll uge, it is tho mo?t in teresting thing about tho White House. "-Washington Star. An English Bootu. The New World is not the only place where mushroom towna spring up. In England several considerable cities have been created by new rail roads. Of these Crewe is perhaps the most notable. Fifty yeats ago it was an insignificant and nnprogrossive village with about n couple of hundred in habitants. To-day it is an important and thriving town with a population of some thirty thousand. What may fairly bo called its creation was en tirely due to the London and North western Bailway Company, whoso works cover about thirty acres and employ from seven to eight thousand artisans. Another remarkable instance is that of Barry, in Glamorganshire. As late as 1866 it was the habitation of a few fisher families numbering some fifty souls. The construction of a railway and dock was then commenced for the purpose of tho conveyance and ship ment of coal from tho Rhondda Valley. Barry is now a town of 25,000 inhabi tants, with municipal gas and water works, and all modern improvements. -New York Journal. Boer Pictv. One doy lately tho Transvaal Raai debated certain memorials from Kni ersdorp, requesting the Raad to pass an act to prevent charges of dynamite being fired into the clouds for rain. A. D. Wolmarans denounced the ac tion of oertan persons at Johannes burg as invoking the wrath of God. Mr. Birkenstock oontonded that there was nothing irreligious in such experi ments. They were purely soientifio. When lightning conductors were first invented the same objection were raised against their use. ^VITH FAITHFUL HEArVf? Naught of thy mind I know j But, for my pert, thoo do I truly love j With faithful heart, 2 am thy rory own, ? Lore, in good sooth; Ne'er fn thine inmost heart. Doubt thou my truth? AU that I have ls thine, Each power and part I have surrendered theo ; With faithful heart. Through all the changing yeo?, * For overmore, - Thee will I truly love, Surre and adore; For of all ehe to ma Dearest thoa art, Th ns have I chosen thoo With faithful heart. 1'ITH AND POINT/ Many a blessing in disguise ofTecta ally eludes doteotion.-Pack. "Here," said the clerk, "is a novel that would be very suitable-" "What I'm looking for," said tho new woman blandly, "is something unsuitable! "Uncle Hiram, your pumpkins at the fair are enormous this year.'.' "Ya'as, I helped 'em along 'th my darter's new bisickle pump."-Chica go Record. "Ostriches swallow rocks to help grind their food." "Yes. And poor, down trodden men grinds his own food and gives tho rooks to tho landlady." -Detroit Free Press. He-"What do you think of young Jones?" She-"I think if he had lived ic biblical daysr Balaam's aas would never have attained such prom' inence."- Harlem Life. A minister having walked through a village churchyard and observed the indiscriminate praises bestowed upon the dead, wrote upon the gatepost tho following: "Here lies the dead and here the living lie I"-Tit-Bits. "You Lave been thirty years in the public service and aro rich and inde pendent. Tell me, judge, why do you not retire ona pension?" "Because if I should do that I would not get my annual vacation."-Fliegende Bl net ter. He (telling a hair-breadth adven ture)-"And in the bright moonlight we could seo tho dark muzzles of tho wolves.* She (breathlessly)-"Oh, how glad you must have been that they had the muzzles on 1"-Harper's Ba zar. Not Altogether Hopeless: "I shall r:ver marry,'' declared Miss Elderly in a tone meant to be firm. "Don t nay that," answered her best friend, Florence. "Women older than you have had proposals.''-Detroit Free Pres*. "O, Mr? Smyth, your newspaper jokes aro so funny I always road them twice." And after Smyth had de parten*, with his bump of self-esteem considerably extended* she told the ? other girls that she had to do so in or* der to see the point.-Tozos Siftings, A Considerate Arrangement : "Now, professor," said the hostess, "I want you to have numerous pianissimo passages in your selections for the musicale." "You are fond of the sen* timental, then?" "Not especially. But my guests will want to hear them* selves talk once in a while."-?Wadi* ington Star. "I am tired to death," doola roc] Mrs. Younghusband, as she reached home from town the other evening. "What's the matter?" asked her hus band. "Been having baby's portrait taken. They have a way of taking them instantaneously now,you know." "How long were you at it?" "Three hours and a half."-Tit-Bits. Historic Powder Horns. One old soldier, though he left muon, property, whon making his will dis posed first of all of that which ho most prized-his ornamented powder horn. Every officer and private soldier carried a powdor horn. Mounted offi cers and others who carried pistols used horns smaller than the regular size, so that they could be placed con* veniently in the pookot. Between the years 1755 and 17G0, about eighteen hundred army horns wore used in tho English and Ameri can armies ongaged with tho French, and probably the same number ex isted in the American Army during the Involution. Each horn used in tho Continental Army was marked with tho initials or name of the soldier who carried it. Tho spirit of the times is shown by tho HOP timen ts engraved on the horns, and daily road by tho owner and his companion0, such as these : Liberty or Death. Ia Dnfoncc of Ltborty. My Llborty I'll havo or my Death, Liberty, no Slavery. Death before Dishonor. Now is thc timo, yo hearts of oak, Io give our foes a fatal stroke Horns were last used in tho War with Mexico ia 1813. After that they rapidly disappeared. Many weie shortened tc make them moro oor. venient for hunting purposes; some of them wero cleaned, the valnablo records and engravings upon then being ecraped oil* and thus lost. -St. Nicholas._ now '?Uncle Sam" ?ot His Ifamo, The nioknamo, "Unole Sam," as ap plied to the United States Government, is said to have originated as follows: Samuel Wilson, commonly called "Undo Sam," was a Government in spector of beef oud pork at Troy, Now York, about 1812. A contractor, El bert Anderson, purchased a quantity of provisions, and the barrels wore marked "E. A., Anderson's initials, and "U. S.," for United States. The latter initials were not familiar to Wilson's workmen, who inquired what they meant. A facetious fellow answered : "I don't know, unless they moan 'Uncle Sam.' " A vast amount of property afterward passed through Wll sou's hands marked in tho same manner, and he was often joked upon the extont of his possessions. The joke spread through all the depart ments of tho Government, and before long the United States was popularly referred to as "Uncle Sam. "-Ladies' Homo Journal. A Snake's Long Journey. A blacksnake, measuring six and a half feet in length and five and a half inches around tho largest part of its body, was fouud coital around tho axle of a Baltimore and Ohio South western boxcar in tho company's yards at Jeffersonvillo, Ind., the other morning. Tho snake was iii st seen in the Cincinuati yards by Conductor Cole several hour s before, and au ef fort was then made to kill it, but tho reptile crawled into a bolo leading to tho hollow part of tho wheel attached to tho axle and was lost from view. Tho snake mado tho trip from Cincin nati to this city, a distance of 120 milos, and did not soem in the least disturbed thereby. - CkicagoJChroni FLOATING FACTS. By the will of Mrs. Hicks-Lord, Maria Miller, her tried and faithfa' colored servant, gets $100 a week foi life. What a catch for some dusk* vonna (-nitor in search of a snlary ! A member of the expeditionary force on board Dr. Nansen's vessel, the From, has stated that in the highest latitude reached by this famous ship, guillemots, falmans and narwhales were seen, V t no other organic life. Only within the last five years have affective steps been taken to protect English rivers from misuse to which they have been subjected since tho era of mannfaotnring began. In the early years of this century all the English me-s were as pnre and as wholesome as the Dee, at Chester, is today. The Dee is now England's greatest salmon river. Idlers so annoyed the proprietor of a bicycle repair shop at Hinedale, Mo., that he spread a coat of the cement used in mending tires over his coun ter, the favorite resting place of weary caller?, and when a bloomer girl carno in and plnmped herself down on it, remaining seated until the repairs to her wheel were completed, there was trouble. Sho had to continue sitting after the wheel was ready until an ap plication of gaeoline eof tened the glne. A gentleman from London visiting Scotland, having heard that a man re siding in the district where he had put np had jost completed the 100th year of his age, and being anxious to see the centenarian, paid him a visit. In tho course of conversation tho Cockney congratulated the old mac on the healthy appearance he had at his time of life, "but," says he, "I pre sume you do not expeot to see the end of another hundred years?" 'Tm no very sure aboot that. Yon must mind I'm a heap stronger the noo than whic I started wi' the first hnnner," was the old man's reply. Ile Knew. .'Sammy, what is a centurion?" asked the Snnday school teacher of Sammy Snaggs. "A contnrion is a chap that makes a century run on a bicycle," replied Sam my.-Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. Defective Vision. Hand-He's dead io love with Miso Passe. 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