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THE CULF STREAM.
What th? World Ow? to thia Croat Ocean Current Th? recognized ocean c?rrente carry an enormous quantity of heat from the tropica toward the poles. Dr. Croll, who ha? perhaps giyjn more attention to the physics of the subject than almost any other, person, computes that the Qu If Stream conveys to the North Atlantic one-fourth as much heat as that body receives directly from the ann, and he argues that were it not for the transportation of heat by this and similar Pacific ourrents, only a narrow tropical region of the globe would be warm enough for habita tion. t . Dr. Croll argues that a slight change in the relative values of northern and southern trade-winds (such as he be lieve has taken place at various per iods in the past) would suffice to so alter the equatorial current which now feeds tiie Gulf Stream that its main bulk would be deflected southward in stead of northward, by the angle of Cape St. Boque. Thus the Gulf Stream would be nipped in the bud, and, according to Dr. Croll's estimates the results would be disastrous for the northern hemisphere. The anti trades, which now are warmed by the .Gulf Stream, wo aid then blow as cold wind across the shores of western Europe, and in all probability a glacial epoch would supervene throughout the northern hemisphere. The same consequences, so far as Europe is concerned at least, would apparently ensue were the Isthmus of Panama to settle into the sea, allow ing the Caribbean current to pass in to tiie Pacific. But the geologist tells ne that this isthmus rose at a compara tively reoent geological period, though it is hinted that there had been some time previously a temporary land con nection between 'me two continents. Are we to infer, then, that the two Americas in their unions and disuni ons have juggled with the climate of the other hemisphere? Apparently so, if the estimatefi made of the influ ence of the Gulf Stream be tenable. It is a far cry from Panama to Russia. Tet it seems within the possibilities that the meteorologist may learn from the geologist of Central America some thing that wfll enable him to explain to the paleontologist of Europe how it chanced that at one time the mam moth and rhinoceros roamed across nothern Siberia, while at another time the reindeer and musk-ox browsed along the shores of the Mediterranean. -Harper's ?lagazine._ Color Blindness. The term color blindness implies an entire absence of the color sense, and there are a few persons who are in this condition, but it Also includes all the forms of partial color blindness in which the perception of one of the fun damental colors-red, green and violet -is wanting, and which are known as red blindness, green blindness and -violet blindness. The line between these various kinds of color blindness and a perfect perception of colors is not sharply drawn, so that a large number of persons have what is called a feeble color sense, which falls short of actual color blindness. There is no doubt that color blindness,in its va rious forms is much more common than is generally supposed, and it is more common among the imperfectly than 'che well-educated classes, and it is, curiously enough, still more common among Jews and Quakers, probably from hereditary causes. It is ten times mere frequent among males than fe males in the general population, but among Quakers it is nearly the same in both sexes. In the general population 4 16 per cent., or about one male in every twenty-five are color blind.-The Ledger. _ Kr? the Farewell lp Spoken On the deck of the steamer, or on board the train that ls to bear you away from tho?w dear to yon, you mil, if you are wise, have safely stowed away In your luggage a sufficient supply nt that safeguard against lllnestr-Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. Commercial travelers, tour ists and pioneer emigrants concur, in testifying to the fortifying and saving properties of th* great tonic. Use for constipation, biliousness, malarial and kidney complaints and nervous ness. _ Considering the fact that lt always get roasted j the peanut manages to preserve its?, heerf ulness. Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. 92 trial b otUe and treaUse free. DB. R. H. KLIXK, Ltd.. 331 Arch St., FhUa., Pa. We have not been without Plso's Cure for Consumption for 90 years.-Lum FKBBKLL, Camp St., Harrisburg, Pa., May 4. '94. E. B. WalthaU ?fc Co., Druggists, Horse Cave, Ky., sayf: "'Hall's Catarrh Cure cures every one that takes lt." Sold by Druggists, 75c. Mrs- Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething, softens Ute rims, reduces infinmma don, allays pain, cures wind coUc. 25c. a bottle. GAINED IN STRENGTH Was Confined to tho Bod Moat of tho Timo-Tho Remedy. " I was much run down in health and had to keep my bed the greater part of the time, I had no appetite and did not rest weU nights. I began taking Hood's Sarsa parilla and my appetite returned and I gained strength rapidly, and soon felt like a new mm. I attribute my escape from illness of any kind the past winter to tak ing Hood's Sarsaparilla." ABU. tfrxas, Arthur, New York._Get Hood's. UV* JJ* Dill* the best family cathartic, HOOfl I rilli easy to operate. ?5c._ MAPLE SYRUP Made on your kitchen s ten* in a few minutes at a.cost of about SS Cents Per Gallon, by a new process, which sells at 91.00 per gal on. "I want to thank yon for the Maple- Syrup recipe "vhlch I find ls excellent. I can recom mend lt highly to any and every one. '-REV. j BAX P. JOKES, Carte ravine, Ga. Send stamped envelope and see whit lt is. J. M. LOTSPE1CH. Morristown, Tenn. OM PEBOAV SURE sfrT SALARY ON GOMM it SION. DO yo? mm komsrabk. ttxaay m-Joymtnt tht far ?ama. af ?cod mages, t? jw own ?ow ar to trasvi? I/so. sadie. At stamps Aram mhoksatt prics-Hst and pa> tunion. Vt furnish test cf tank nfimtcts. AME ?IC AN TEA CO. ormorr. MICHISAN. Put a pill in tlie pul] preaching for the physi pill <n the pillory if it d preaches. There's a ^ Sugar Coated Pi.ls ; a and light.** Peop le use< as they did theil* relig The more bitter the dos We've got over that. "7 gospel or physic-now-e please and to purge at may be power in a pie; gospel of Uer? pill particular? itt A .Sent free. J. C. Aye A VETERAN'S WIFE. ASbeted With Heart Pta-- and Qiven Vs to Die-Saved la a Won derful Way. From Ok? Frsss, UHoa, ? Y. There ti no one )>ettex known or respectad In the Tillage ol i roo tn eld. Madison Co., Haw York, than M.ra. John Fisk, th? wife of an old resident an i veteran of the war of the Bebellion. In April of thia year, Hrs. Fisk lay ot death's doer from neuralgia and heart disease, the family physician having recommended her to settle all her worldly affairs, aa aha wu liable to be taken at any minute, and inquiring friends expected at each visit to hear t;hat she had passed away. Bat Mrs. Fisk, to the surprise of her neighbors and physicians, suddenly began to mend, and now she is as strong and healthy a woman of her advanced age (76 years) as can be found, and really does not appear nearly as cid as she is. The follow ing is her own story of how she was oared. "I consi der it is a duty to myself and the community to tell of my extraordinary re covery from what was thought by my phy sicians, my husband and friends to be a fatal illness. I bad long been suffering from neuralgia in its worst form, enduring agonies that only those who have under gone such torments know, until my heart became 30 affected funtionally and or ganically, that the doctor said I was liable at any time to pastt away. He had donn all in his power for m ?, and I thank him much for his kindness and attention, and believe him to be a good, faithful physician. I was not disposed to die, however, if I could help it, and he having cone all he could, I felt at liberty to use any other means that held out a chance of life, and determined to try a remedy that had been recommended by a friend who had been at death's door from rheumatism and heart disease, but who now is in good health. "Whatever doubt I may have had as to this remedy's efflsacy in a dissimilar dis ease, to that from which he had suffered, was dispelled on reading in the Press of a case identical with my own being cured, with the name and addi ass of the person who had been so benefited. So my husband who now was anxious th it I should at once take the treatment, pure nosed for me a box ot Dr. Williams' Pink Pils. I took them according to directions, and within u very short time the pains began to disappear, my heart's actions becam 5 normal, and four weeks ago I ceased taking them, as I am entirely cured, and able-to do my bouse . work as well as when I WKS a young woman. "I had always, until I Cried Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, looked with suspicion on all ad vertised proprietary medicines, but now my ideas have undergone a wondrous change in that direction, fer under God's all wise Providence, Tink Pills' have renovated "me, and apparently givsn me a new lease of life. "This is no secret in this locality, and I hope this certificat? may be the means of other sufferers in distant places securing the same benefits that I have received. 'C1.AEIXDA FlBX." Pink Fills'are sold in boxes (never in loose form by the dozen or hundred, and the public are cautioned against numerous imitations sold in t ais shape) at 50 cents a box or six boxes foi' $2.50, and may be had of all druggists, or direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company. . The "Rope Cure'* for Grasshoppers. The intelligence of scent of the red f egged grasshopper enables it to select its food while on the wing in the air, where by some process of signalling known only to itself, it gathers a great army of its kind to descend with massed force on the field beneath when a forty-five acre field of corn will only afford them a single meal. Last year the grasshopper reports sent to the University of Nebraska at Lin coln caused apprehension o? an inva sion this year, as great quantities of eggs had been deposited in the soil over a large area of country, and those eggs are expected to furnish an army of active "locusts," as they are tech nically named. Farmers call them "hoppers," but the college entomologist talks know ingly of "M. Atlantis," "Packardi" and "Camnula Pel luci da." In Utah they have what they call a "rope cure" for the pest, and every man, woman and child takes part in the performance. It consists of draw ing ropes, held taut by persons at each end, across, the back, over the fields of grain, so that Mr. Grasshop per shall not find any room for the sole of his foot, and they keep this seesaw up until he is starved out. No doubt the agricultural college will find a way to meet another visita tion with some exterminating process when the migratory locust will migrate to a clime where he will disturb no more, whither forbears of his ilk have gone.-Chicago Times-Herald. Profits 300 ifo 500 Per Cent. The sewing machine, one of the greatest blessings in the way of ma chines ever offered the public, sold for years at sixty dollars in the United States. The same machine, however, to be shipped to a foreign land, could be purchased below twenty dollars. After the patents ran ont the price fell rapidly until now sewing machines are sold for twenty-five dollars and of ten below twenty dollars. The sewing machine manufacturers became im mensely rich from their profits of sev eral hundred per cent. It has been estimated that typewriting machines cost less than twenty dollars to build, while they sell for from fifty dollars to one hundred dollars each. It is generally understood that an agreement exists whereby these high prices are maintained. Business men are compelled to pay from three hun dred to five hundred p ar cent profit or go without the machin ?s. Are there any other machines which yield such profits as the sewing ma chine did for years, and the typewrit ing machine has and does, except it he the bicycle? Unprofitable X ambers. "I have heard. " said the pensive looking girl, "that poets naturally speak in numbers." "Yes," replied her father, "the trouble is that the numbers never have any dollar marks in front of them."-Cincinnati Commercial Tri bune. A Seasonable Epitaph. Beneath this stone, a lamp of clay, Lies Uncle Peter Daniels, Who early in the month of May Took off his winter flannels. -Chicago Tribune. and Light pit if you want practical cal man ; then put the oes not practise what'it vhole gospel in Ayer*s "gospel of sweetness i to value their physic, ?on,-by its bitterness, te tho better the doctor. 7e take "sugar iii ouru" i-days. It's possible to the same time. Th ere isant pill. That is the lartic THE SE Nightingales warble about lt All night under blossom and star; The wild swan ls dying without it, And. the eagle cryeth afar; The san he doth mount but to find it, Searching the green earth o'er; But more doth a man's heart mind it, Oh, more, more, more! A BROTHER' By STANLE' WAS leaning against the rail ing in the park, enjoying a cigar and watching the carriages as they passed. It j was the fash ionable hour, and this was a favorite occupa tion of mine. Had I been younger, I might possibly have in dulged in a dream of the time when riches and luxury should be mine, when the inner circle of society should be my world; but I was no longer young. At sixty one is contented with sufficient, and wealth loses much of its fascination. I have found it so, at least. There was a block for two or three minutes, and the occupants of the car riage which was standing just in front of me arrested my attention. There were two ladies and a gentleman husband and wife and daughter I took them to be. The man, who was about my age> v&s exceedingly good-looking, and the young lady was pretty, but if was the elder lady who particularly in terested me. Her hair was quite white and her face pale, but so handsome, and so exquisitely sweet in expression, that in a moment my old brain was weaving a romance about her. Many people looked at the carriage and sev eral bowed. Evidently the occupants were people well known. "You seem interested," said a man, touching my arm, as the carriage moved on. "Yes," I answered, shortly. I have a rooted aversion to entering into con versation with strangers. The man looked at me curiously, with a smile upon his face. He was tall and thin, only fairly well dressed, but of gentlemanly bearing, and there were deep lines under his eyes and about his mouth. "I have been looking for you for two months past," he said. "For me! You have made a mis take, I think." "You have changed little, Mr. Har graves; I must have changed much, or you would remember me." "Certainly I have forgotten you," I said, politely, hearing him call me by name. "Robert Denmore." For a moment I was silent-Den more! "Of course-yes. We met in Vienna, didn't we?" <, He nodded and we shook hands. "Vienna-twenty years ago," I said. "How time flies! What have the years brought to you?" "A living death," was the strange answer. ' I looked inquiringly at him. "True," he said. "Come to my rooms and renew our old friendship. I haven't a friend left in the world ex cept you; and I cannot let you go now I have found you. I have been look ing for yon for two months-two months to-morrow. I can fix the time to an hour." Robert Denmore had always puzzled me-he puzzled me now. As I walked home with him, my mind slipped back twenty years. He and I had met in Vienna, and finding our tastes agreed, had traveled about together for a few months. We became very good friends, but he told me little about himself. He seemed to have done with the past altogether, and thought very little about the future. I remember him saying once, "I never think about Vwhat I did yesterday; I don't care what happens to-morrow; to-day is all I trouble myself about," and he carried this system of existence to such an ex tent that arrangements were often up set. No doubt there was a secret in his past life, but I found him an inter esting companion, and his secret did not concern me. After dinner that night we sat and smoked. "It does me good to see you again," he said. "The fact of the matter is, that I want to tell you a story. Were you never curious about me in the old days?" "Yes, often." "Well, I want to tell you my his tory. I was a disappointed man then; I am a broken-down one now/without friends, almost without money. Oh! I am not going to borrow. You re member when I left you and returned to England?" "I do, and you promised to look me up in London, which promise you never kept." "No; but you received a letter from me telling you that I was going abroad?" "Yes." "That letter was a lie. I have not been out of the country since. I knew I was not going when I wrote that let ter." He spoke as if the statement was the keynote to his whole history. His manner quito startled me. "You wonder why I took the trouble to tell you a lie? Well, I wanted to be forgotten; I did not want you to try to find me." "And yet you have spent the last two months looking for me," I said. '1 don't want to be forgotten any more. I want to have a friend in the world to talk to." He was silent for a moment and re lit his pipe. "There wore two of us," he said; "twin boys. I was the elder by ten minutes, and we were born three months after our father's death. We grew up great friends, as twins often are, and yet we were very different. I developed into a quiet, studious, grave faced youngster. I was slow at learn ing, slow of speech, and nobody's favorite. My brother, Richard, on the contrary, was bright, clever; even as a boy his conversation was accounted brilliant. He could do anything and everything,was full of fun and laughter, and generous and thoughtless to a fault. Bichard Denmore was petted by everybody. When we were about sixteen my mother died. I remember the night before her death as if it were yesterday only. " 'You are my eldest boy, Robert,' she said, taking my strong hand in her feeble One. 'You are, perhaps, not so clever, naturally, as Richard, but you have got balance, which he has not. Richard troubles me often. ot :CRET. Over the gray leagues of ocean The infinite yearneth alone; The forests with wandering emotion The thing they know not intone; Creation arose but to see it, A million lamps In, the blue; But a lover he snail be lt If one sweet maid is true. -G. E. Woodberry, in the June Century. s SACRIFICE. Y HOWARD.. " ^Everybody likes him, mother,' I j answered. ."That makes all the more danger; and I want you, Robert, to look hiter Richard.' - " 'I shall always love him.' " 'And you will help him?' '"".T?s, always.' "Hf ore than once that night she made me repeat the promise, and I took an oath, little knowing what the oath meant. ' "Time passed, and we both got on well. I had, perhaps, the most moiey, but then I did not go out as mud as j Riobard did, and he gave away nore than I did, too. "The humdrum round of my daily life was suddenly disturbed-p?eas antly so. Alice Eversham came into it, and from the first moment I saw her I loved her. J. had never aven cared about a woman before; had never even, as a boy, had a pref eran ce for one of the pupils at the seminary for young ladies, we passed. every | morning on our way to school. For a long time I loved in silenca. Il feared to put my fate to the^ test, and when I plucked up my courage to ask Alice to be my wife I was tc . late. She was kind and gentle, but hei 'no' was final. * " 'But, Alice, I .will wait. Toa will change-you must change,' I said, in in my despair. .. 'I shall never change.' " 'Who is the-the other man?' " 'I cannot tell you that. A vornan ] does not confess her love for ? man before that man has asked her.' .'Life has been black enough for me many times, heavens knows, but never so black as it was then. It is the one great passion I have , known, and it has made me what I am to-day. "A week later Richard bounced into my room one night, threw himself down in an easy chair, and began to laugh. " 'Got the blues, Bobbie?' "'No.' " 'Well, congratulate me. Tm the happiest fellow in the world. I want you to be my best man. I'm going to be married.' " 'Married!* " 'Yes; I am caught at last-the dearest girl living. You know her well.' " 'Who is it?' " 'Alice Eversham.' "I sprang from my chair and brought my clinched fist down upon the table. Blind rage took possession of me for a moment. "'Hallo!' he exclaimed. 'What's the matter? Are you in love with her, too?' " 'No; I was thinking,' I answered, stupidly. i " 'H you think like that often you will smash all your furniture. Come, tell me the truth, Bobbie. You are in love with Alice yourself. I cannot j blame you. Anyway, she will he your sister, old fellow.' "His words were intended as a con solation, but they were maddening. It was only afterwards, when I became sane enough to think calmly, that I felt Richard had as much right to happiness as I had. We both loved her, and she loved rae. It was all fair, honest dealing; I could not com plain. "Richard's wedding-day was a tor ture. " 'Good-by, Robert,' Alice said, just before they went away. 'You forgive me?' " 'There is nothing to forgive,' I answered. " 'And you wish me happiness?' " 'With all my heart!' I said. 'Wei shall not see much of each other, Alice, in the future; it is better not; but remember, I am your brother more, your friend. If you. should ever want me, send for me. ' " 'When we come back I shall send for you at once,''she answered, merrily. " 'And I shall not come. Jn trouble you shall find me ready, but-otherwise I shall be out of reach. I leave Eng land to-morrow, and I do not know when I shall return.' u 'I shall have to get into trouble quickly,' she said. 'Good-by!' "I left England and wanderedlabout, trying to forget. Alice had been mar ried ten years when I first met you, Hargraves, and during'that time I did not see her, but I heard constantly from Richard, and beggar?d myself almost in helping him. He did not seem to have an idea >of the value of money-spent it as if there was no limit to his income. "It was a letter Itreceived from Alice which made me-'tea.ve you so sud denly. Richard was?agjain in serious difficulty, and she wrote to me with out his knowledge, he having told her then for the first time "how often I had helped him before, saying that he could not ask me again. I went to her, and found matters about/as bad as they could be. Richard was desperate and half ashamed to see ma. By a terri ble struggle, and pledging my credit to the utmost limit, I managed, as I thought, to set him straight. I be lieve Alice would have gona down upon her knees to thank me ha<"f,I let her; and Richard thankedime, toorbut did not seem quite at ease. I was glad to get away from thenffandl made arrangements to leave England again. To be perfectly truthful, my resources' were so reduced that I meant to set tle in some continental! town where living was cheap. All my] preparations were made, when I r?oeived a tele gram: " 'Come to me at once. AL:ICE.' "Wondering what new'complica tion had arisen for I could 'read trou ble in the message-I went.. "Alice was alone. " 'Robert,' she said, clutching my arm, and there was a look offhorror in her eyes, 'is it true?' " 'Is what true?' 41 'That Richard is a thief?' * 'No. Who hap. said so?' * 'We were dining out laat night, and I overheard two men talking about Richard. They were surprised to see him there. One o? them aaid dis tinctly that he had committed for gery with regard to some company matter, and was liable to betarrested at any moment. ' " 'Npnsense, Alice! You are mis taken.' ."They mentioned his .name-R. Denmore. Oh, Robert! ijhave been brave through my troubles-heaven knows I have-but. if this is true it will kill me.* > ? ."'Did these men appear to know Bichard well?' I asked. '."No. They heard his name, and then began to talk." ." 'Have you said anything to Rich ard about it?' 'No. I ought to do it, but I am a coward, and dare not. If it is all a lie he would never forgive me for doubting him. If it is true-Robert, you once promised to always be my friend-you must save him, for my sake and my child's.' " 'I am always your friend,' I an swered, taking her hand in mine. 'I will find out all about this story. It is all a mistake, probably; and if not, there is more than one B. Denmore, forinstanoe.' "I was. terribly afraid that the I story was true, but I spoke to lessen her anxiety. The look of a startled hare came into her eyes, but I did not think about it until afterwards. How the men Alice overheard obtained their information I do not know, but it was in substance true. A heartless fraud had been committed, and appar ently by R. Denmore. I was help less. What could I do? And then Alice's words and look took posses sion of me. I think for a few days I was almost mad. I need not tell you how, link by link, the chain of evi dence was forged-I helped to forge it myself. It was easy. The fact of my preparations for leaving England, the uncertainty of my destination, my pledged credit. "I was arrested, tried, convicted. There was no mercy for the man who, by a heartless fraud, had brought ruin and destitution to many-death by suicide to more than one. I was sentenced to twenty years' penal servi tude. Two months ago to-morrow I regained my liberty." He stopped-his tale was told. "Denmore1." I exclaimed, starting to my feet. "You did this for a brother's sake?" . "No; for the sake of the woman I loved." j "It was a monstrous folly. It was wicked." ''It is over." "And your brother?" "He remained silent-has been silent ever since. Things have pros pered with him-fortune is his. Twenty years is a long time to re member. He has quite forgotten me." "Scoundrel ! And his wife?" "I do not know, Hargraves, but I think she must have believed me guilty. You see, the evidence against me was very strong." I was silent. Presently Denmore took some papers from his pocket. "I saw this in a shop window yester day, and bought it," he said, handing me a photograph. "On it was printed, 'Hon. Richard Denmore and wife.' He has become famous. Do you recog nize the picture?" Then I remembered the occupants of the carriage in the park. "I think I have kept my oath, Har graves." I took his hand and pressed it, but I did not speak. A lump was in my throat, and words would not come.-. The Home Queen. THE ARMY SHOE. An Old Soldier ICecalls His Experience With Footwear. "The first pair of shoes I had in the army," said an old soldier in the New York Sun, "were two sizes too big for me. I wore sixes; my first army shoes were eights. I didn't take them from choice-I got the nearest I could to my size. We were being fitted out from^head to foot ?or the first time; that was when we were mustered in; and the required numbers of pairs of shoes, of assorteu sizes, had been de livered to each company. When I got at them they had been culled over so much that there was nothing left smaller than eights." "I didn't think it would be possible for me to wear a shoe two sizes too big for me, bnt I tried a pair on. They were brogans, having flaps, with two eyelets on each side, lacing over the instep with leather shoe strings. They tied snugly, so that the heel and often part of the shoe, and the sole, did not shuck on the foot. The forward part of my foot felt as though it were out doors; but I thought they might do; I had got to have a pair of shoes, and I took them. "I wore those shoes for months, and with the greatest comfort. They were enormous, or they looked so to me. ?s soon as I began to wear them the thick leather of the uppers humped up into big, rounded edges, with valleys between, across the top, giving to the top of the shoe a sort of fluted or cor rugated effect. These corrugations remained always just the same as long as I wore the shoes. They were not what you would call a handsome shoe, but, as I said, they did not shuck around on my feet, and they were mighty comfortable. "But it doesn't follow that after that I always got shoes two sizes too big for me; as a matter of fact, I didn't; but I always did get shoes plenty large for me; plenty; and found comfort in wearing them. "Sometimes we used to draw boots; cavalry boots. And it was kind o' fun to get boots. I remember very well the first pair of boots I drew. I think I felt (perhaps in a little maturer sort of way, though not much so, either) about as much pleased over that pair of boots as I did with my first red tops when I was a boy. To get on a nair of cavalry boots sort of made a man feel a little hitless like a plodding infantryman, and a little more like a cavalryman; it gave him a sort of a horse-and-sabre touch. But this was only as he walked down the company street after drawing the boots from the quartermaster ; the next day, on picket, the boots were about the same to him as shoes would have been. "Still there were men who preferred boots and always drew boots when they could get them. But for myself I like shoes better. A mounted man, of course, wants boots; but according to my notion the most comfortable thing for an infantry soldier to wear is a good, roomy shoe that can be made snug enough somewhere so that it won't shuck around on the foot. Tho Wciffht of the Earth. According to the most accurate cal culations the earth weighs 6,069,000, 000,000,000,000,000 tons or 12,138, 000,000,000,000,000, ?ov, 0 ^0 pounds. The weight of the earth i i equal to seventy-eight moons. The weight of the earth is equal to 1625 times the weight of Great Britain and Ireland, counting that they extend down to the centre of the earth; fifty-two and one-half times Europe, eleven and one-half times Asia, thirteen and one third times North and South America, and seventeen and one-half times Africa. Ii the earth tdiould fall into the sun, the sun would hardly feel the impact, but it would take the earth sixty-five days to get there after it started.-Strand Magazine. THE MYSTERIOUS GUESTS. I had three friends. I asked one day That they would dine with me: But when they came I fouud that they Were six instead of three My good wite whispered, "We, at best But five <!im hop?* to diuc. Send one away." I did. The rest Remaining numbered nine. "I too will go," the second cried Ho left at once, and then, Although to count but eight I tried, There were remaining ten. "Go call them back!" my wife Implored; "I fear the third may go. And leave behind to share our board, Perhaps a score or so." The second one then straight returned As might have been expected; He with the ten, we quickly learned, Eleven made. Dejected, We saw the first returning; he With all the rest turned round; And there, behold! were my friends three, Though six they still were found. (For those of you who yet may find My riddle too complex, I'll say the friends I had in mind Were "S" and "I" and "X.") -Ralph G. Taber, in St. Nicholas. PITH AND POINT. Robinson-"Did you hear the Col onel tell how he escaped at Gettys burg?" Jenkins-"No. I escaped." Truth. Fred-"He married the girl I was engaged to." Arthur-"Well don't worry. You'll get over it before he does."-Puck. "How is Gullem getting along now?" "Very well. He has just succeeded in,borrowing a sovereign from me." London Tid-Bits. "Why do you draw such terribly ugly woman, Mr. Smith?" "Oh, I just portray the kind of thing I see around me!"-Truth. Ho jack-"I hear that you are build ing a new house." Tomdik-"Yes; I couldn't very well build an old one, you know."-"Standard. Robert-"Is Harry tond of female society?" Richard-1 'Immoderately. I've known him to play whist with three women."-Boston Transcript. The Grand Vizier-"But they say our reforms are not real." The Sultan -"Well, well! Hasn't the craze for realism died out yet?"-Puck. Senior-"Now, my son, this will pain me more than it will pain you." Junior-"Well, pa, don't hurt yourself too much. I ain't worth it."-Stand ard. Brown-"Do you think the tele phone has increased business?" Jones -"Certainly! Three-quarters of the people you call up are sure to be busy."-Puck. "The decree,"(announced the mes senger of Jupiter, "isthat you shall be bound forever to the wheel!" "W-Which make?" asked Ixion, anxiously.-Puck. Teacher-"Has anything ever been discovered or invented that has the property of returning toward you ex cept the boomerang?" Small Pupil .4Yes'm. The cat. "-Detroit Tribune. "My paw's goin' into the chicken raisin' business, " said Johnny. ' 'He's goin' downtown to-morrow to buy an incubus or an indicator-I forget which you call it."-Pittsburg Bul letin. Old Milyuns - "Young man, my daughter tells me that yon kissed her last night." Percival Tootles-"Well, if she wants to go bragging about it, that's her privilege." - Cleveland Leader. "I noticed the doctor's carriage at your door yesterday afternoon. Was it anything serious?" "Serious? It is absolutely mournful. Cries all the time it is awake."-Typographical Journal. Mrs. Dawson-"I don't know what to think of my husband. I'm afraid he is to be taken away from me, or that something is going to happen." Mrs. Castleton-"Goodness! Why?" Mi's. Dawson-"He pounded his thumb yesterday while putting up some flower boxes on the porch, and didn't blame it on me."-Cleveland Leader. Autograph Audacity. Many readers may recall experiences in getting the autograph of Henry W. Longfellow. The author of "Chats with Celebrities" has something to say about this very thing: "I remember one very pl casant party at the poet's dinner table," writes Mr. Guild, "at which Mr. Monti, Profes sor E. N. Horsford and myself were present, when Mr. Longfellow related a number of amusing anecdotes re specting applications that were made to him for autographs. He was very kind to autograph-seekers and used to keep in a little box upon his writing table a number of slips upon which were written. " 'Yours very truly, " 'Henry W. Longfellow.' "One of these would be sent to the applicant by a member of his family to whom he passed over their requests. "But the autograph-seekers were not always satisfied with a mere signa ture and he often sent a verse from one of his poems, signed with his name. The most remarkable request, however, came from a lady in Boston, who the poet said, sent him by express a package of 150 blauk visiting cards with a letter requesting that he in scribe his name on each of them the next day, as she was to have a grand reception at which a number of literary people would be present and she wished to present each one of her guests with the poet's autograph. "This was too much for even Long fellow's good nature, and would seem to be hardly credible had I not heard it from the poet's own lips." A Unique King. A ring recently exhibited at Ant werp, Belgium, was the admiration of diamond cutters and merchants, be cause it was the first successful at tempt to cut a ring out of a single stone. There are a great many diffi culties in this method of cutting dia monds, as the stones have a certain cleavage and particular veins, all of which have to be carefully studied in order to prevent splitting just as suc cess seems within reach. After several unsuccessful attempts and three years' labor the feat has been accomplished by the patience and skill of M. Antoin, one of the best known lapidaries of Antwerp. The ring is about six-eighths of an iuch in diameter. A Peculiar Stone. In Patrick County, Virginia, there Is found a peculiar stone much sought after by superstitious per-do, who be lieve that the pop' M o. ? these queer stones *' perpetually endowed with good luck. The stones vary in size, and many of them are in the shape of a cross. This is, perhaps, the cause of the legend that is related about them. It is told that fairies were sent all over the world to carry the news of the birth of Christ. After the glad tidings had been spread the elves fashioned the stones into crosses, as mementoes of their semons. Calling the Chickens, In England the calls chuck, chuck, ?r coop, coop,# prevail: in Virginia, joo-che, coo-che; in Pennsylvania, pee, pee. This latter call is -widely ;mployed, being reported from Ger many, Spain (as pi, pi), Bulgaria, Hungary, Bavaria, and the Tyrol. In the Austrian province the term is used in combination, thus, Pulla, pi, pi; the call pullele, pul, pul, also oc 3UT8 there. In some parts of Germany the poul try are called with tick, tick; in Prus ?ia, put, put, and young chickens with tuk, tuk (Grimm), and schip, schip, the latter being an imitation of their own cry. In eastern Prussia bens are called with kluckschen, kluck, kluck; also tippscheff, tipp, tipp. Grimm records also pi, pi, and , tiet, tiet. Weinhold reports from Ba varia bibi, bibeli, bidli; pi, pi, and pul, pul. In Denmark the call is pootle; in Holland, kip, kip; in Bohemia, tyoo; in Bulgaria, tiri, tiri. Burning Two Thousand Years. When the tomb of I'.tllas, son of Evander, was opened, ir. the twelfth century, it is said a lighted lamp, which must have beea burning two thousand years, hung above his head. In 1550 a marble sepulchre of the Roman period was discovered on an island near Naples. On opening it a burning lamp was found, which is thought to have been lighted before the Christian era. About the same time a somewhat similar lamp was found near Padua. St. Augustine men tions a lamp burning in the Temple of Venus that could not bo extinguished, and Lud vi viens, another that had been burning for 1050 years. It is be lieved that the perpetuity of these lamps was owing to the consummate tenacity of the unctuous matter with which the flame was united, being so proportioned to the strength of the fire that like the radial heat aud natural moisture in animals, neither of them could conquer or destroy the other. A Nonsensical Notion. Some folks actually believe that they can cure skin diseases through their stomachs. It's absurd on Itt", face-absurd on the foco of the man who believes, too, because his disease stays rieht there. Stays there till he uses Tetterlue. lt's the oaly safe and certain cure for Tetter. Ring worm. Eczema and other Itchy Irritations. Good for Dandruff, too. At dru? stores. 50 cents, or by mull I rom J. T. Shuptrlnc. Savannah, tia. Salt should be placed In tho water In which matt ing ls washed. ELIZABETH COLLEGE, & L FOR WOMEN. $ CHARLOTTE, N. C. EQUAL TO THE BEST Colleges for men with every feature of a hi'ih grade College for women added. A FACULTY OF 15 SPECIALISTS From schools "f international reputa tion, as Yale. Johns Hopkins, Amherst. University of Virginia,Herdn.New Eng land Conservatory, Pari?, &c THREE COURSES Leading to degrees. GROl P SYSTEM Wrth electives. MUSIC CONSERVATORY with course leading to dip'Oa. Pipe Organ,Pinno,Violin, Guitar, lianjo.Man doiln. Vocal. ART CONSKRVATORY Full course to dip1 omi-all varieties. FULL COMMERCIAL O urse-Teacher from Eastman. A REFINED HOME With every modern convenience. CLIMATE Si milar to that of ASHEVILLE. COLLEGE BUILDING, 17:5 ft, frontage, 143 ft. deep, 4 stories high, built of pressed brick, tire proof, with every modern appliance. Catuloguo sent free on application. Address,' REV. C. B. KING, President, Charlotte, N. C. opened thai bottle of WK Roof beer? The popping of a cork from a bottle of ! Hires is a signal of good health and plca-x sure. A sound thc old folks like to hear -thc children can't resist it. Rootbeer ls composed of*the very Ingredients tho system requires. Aiding the digestion,soothing tho nerves, purifying the blood. A temper ance drink for temper ance people. llade only b? Thc Charles E. Hire*'Co.. Phut, A packaf* make* 6 gallon*. Sold ivtrjwher*. . i>?'wiaM.i?i*i?i?f?i?'Mi?i?i?'?ii?iwiMiaini*i?ii*iai?>? ! k GUARANTEE THAT We have thousands pf testim< I they tell of relief from many form I another person may not bc yours T Sold on merit only under an absolute \ I fictions. Every retail druggist is authorizi I pjaranUe to cure or money refunded. 1 ? preparations, sent by mail for price, 10 5 REMEDY CO., Chicago, Montreal, or F i ^??8- Your Own I ;iiai?iM?iaiai?i?i?i?>a>?Mi?Mii?Mii?i*<)<uaMii?i?i?it Pr W Four of the the John P. Love high grade wheel it tolls the story. Col. BEKJ. S. LOVELL From On Treas. Lovell Arms Co Lovell Diamond $IO< Lovell Excel $ Lion and Loy Simmons Special S29.5C We have the largest line of Bici siura Suits and Athletic Goods of i and we'll send you full informatic JOHN P. LOVELL ARMS G Headquarters for Guns, Rifles and i Sporting Goods of ?ir SEND FOR OUR LARGE I_ ? ? ag|| AH OS can be saved with ? I mm out their knowledge by nj fl I BU BJ? Antila;; tbs mirreJous IK 1 fl 1*1 Im curs for tho drink habit. Ill tai BV I? "'n" l>nov? Ch <. mirai n Oo, ?8 Broadway. H. T. ft| ? u^t?natton (ia plain wrappar) maUad fria. Send for Price Lie? It ia all that we ask and it will cost but a postal to do lt. All we ask is to pct your eye for a m?nate on details and prices. The goods will sell themselves. You know as well as we that the John P. Lovell Arms Co. (of which the indefatig able Col. Ben 8. Loreli, known ail over the world, ia treasurer and acting head) has made and for a half cent my maintained its great reputation br the manu fae ture of Col. BES S. LOVELL, sterling goods. It is Treas.Lovell Arms Co. 6till the world's head quarters for gun?, rifles and revolvers, fishing tackle, skates and sporting goods of every de scription and is uo Tess the headquarters for the highest grade bicycles. The company waa the moving spirit in forming the combination of the four leading manniactvrera in this country, the "Big Four," so-called, to hold ap thc grade and hold down the price of wheels. Those who were handling the thousand and one wheels the manufacturers were ashaiaed to father "kicked." The profit on the cheap wheels was very large- But they kicked to no purpose, and today a cyclist may ride a first class guaranteed wheel at the price it has be forexost to ride one made like the famous razore,"to sell." For this boon the public owes the Lovell Arms Co. thanks. A catalogue of our regular bicycle stock and a special list of wheels issued by the Big Four Combination will be mailed free on application to the John P. Lovell Arms Co., 1? Broad street, Boston, Mass. _ Pockets. The savage is a pocketless being. The civilized man's position on the ladder of development maj be meas ured by the number of pockets he wears,-if one may be said to "wear" what is only a slit or cavity. The schoolboy takes a much lower rank, crowding a mass of incongruous arti cles into one pocket-or, at most, two. A woman takes a still lower position, for her one pocket is frequently al most inaccessible. The Japanese prove their advance in civilization by the possession of six or eight pockets inserted in the cuffs of their wide sleeves. Among the lower animal? there are rudimentary strivings of nature after pockets, as in the first stomach of the ruminants, the pouches of the marsu pials, the craw of birds, and the addi tional water pocket of the pelican. Housewife. FRICK COMPANY ECLIPSE ENGINES Boilers, Saw Mills, Cotton Gins, Cotton Presses, Grain Separators. Chisel Tooth and Solid Saws, Saw Teeth, In splrators. Injectors. Engine Repairs and a full line of Brass Goods. t~9~ Send for Catalogue and Prices. Avery McMillan J SOUTHERN MANAGERS. Nos. Cl & 53 S. Forsyth St.. ATLANTA, GA. Hearts Specific Tails Cure Bright's Disease, Diabetes, Stricture Gleet and nil chronic or acute affectionaof the genito urinary system. Restore weak organs and Im part vigor to both body and mind. One box $1.00; three boxes 82.50, by mall. Prepared by HAGGARD SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, Gav. Wholesale by Lamar & Rankin Drag Co. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, Tulane University of Louisiana. Its advantages for practical Instruction, beth In ample laboratories and abundant hospital materials are unequalled. Free access ls given to the great Charity Hospital with 700 beda and 30.000 patients annually. Special Instruc tion ls given daily at the beside of the sick. The next session begins October 14th, 1897. For cat.ik'guo and information address: Prof. S. E. Cal AILLE. M. D.. Dean. OTP. O. Drawer 261. NEW ORLEANS, LA. WE MAKE LOANS on LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES. If you have a policy In the New York Life, Equitable Life or Mutual Life and would like to secure a Loan, write us giving number ' of your policy, and we will bo pleased to quote rates. Address T?eEn??Su-Ainencan Loan an1 Trasteo.. No. 12 Equitable Ballding,'Atlanta, Ga. ' Bicycles "ALEXANDER SPECIAL"....S30.CO "OVERLAND".?40.00 WAVERLEY..?45.00 ELECTRIC CITY.?50.00 You hav? no excuso now for not buying a bicycle li lt's the price you have been walting for. A?ente w?nted. Write for Bargain Ll-tuf second-hand wheels. W. D. ALEXANDER. CU-71 N. Pryor St., Atlant?, Gu. SAW MILLS, LIGHT and HEAVY, and SUPPLIES. ^CHEAPEST AND BEST.0 33* Cast exery day; work 180 hands. LOMBARD IRON W0RIS AND SUPPLY COMPANY, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA._ MENTION THIS PAPER KTKSS iwm?mi?iaimiiw*iw?wwwnM?in?i?MHitMi< 'S GOOD ! mi?is, ?nd are proud of the stories j s of misery. But trie experience of j vith the same preparation. DURE *| ?0NSTIPATI0N. SI guarantee to cure, if used according to di :d to sell two 50c. boxes Cascareis under | fou take no rhanrrs when you buy our c, 25c or 50c-address STERLING Jew York-or when you purchase under druggists' Guarantee.*? I ii?iawiw?wwi?iawi?Hii?MiMii?MMiaMiwiHiawiaHT r\ for Price List of our Special Line of Low iced and Second-hand heels. leading bicycle manufacturers, of whi-h ll Arms Co. are the moving spirits, offer s at next to nothing prices. See the list, ir Regular Stock We Offer j. 60. Lioness $50. iel I Excel $50. > Lovell Excel $40. rele Sundries, Bicycle and Gymna dl kinds. Write us what you want m. If a dealer, mention it. . 0" 131 Broad St., Boston. Revolvers, Fishing Tackle, Skates and Every Description. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE.