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Feeding of Children.
Many parents do not even have the
instinct as to feeding +heir young
that the lower order of actuals have,
says Dr. J. A. Werk, of Elkhart, Ind.
They do not seem to know that the in
fant, as a rule, brings its natural life
and health-sustaining food with it, but
are ready to feed it with all manner of
food which manufacturers have been
actuated to invent from whatever mo
tive. They know the child's stomach
only^s a receptacle, and are slow to
learn that any food will harm the di
gestive apparatus, because they (the
parents, or perchance the grand
mother) are fond of such food. I have
known well-meaning mothevs to feed
theil* babies with mince pie. fried po
tatoes, all kinds of fruits, meats, nuts,
and all before the child had a sign of
a tooth. And when the almost univer
sal rational artificial food (cow's milk)
has to be given, such kindness is be
stowed that the child gets all that it
wants and whenever it wants it, re
gardless of the impaired condition of
the digestivo organs. Often food is
given where drink only is nee essarily
required by the fretting child. In
many instances, if not death, irrepar
able injury is produced by urging
children to fill or gorge their stomachs
with fresh food, while a large portion
of the former meal in a decomposed
condition remains. The result of a
continuation of this very common
habit is obvions to the pathologist.
Bicycle vs. Cow.
A damage snit has just been insti
tuted by Edson McCormack, a bicyclist
of Monroe county, New York, against
Charles Topliffe, a farmer of Brighton,
.Sr. Y. The bicyclist wants $1,000
jdamagfM for injuries to himself and
his wheel, causer1 by a collision with a
cow on the bicycle cinder path at
Churchville. Farmer Topliffe sent
his hired man to bring home a COM-.
It being dark, tho man drove the cow
on the bicycle path. McCormack who
was riding without a light, ran into
the cow. The latter was frightened
and tried to jump a fence, the hired
man was knocked into the ditch, the
cyclist was hurt and his wheel was
wrecked. McCormack says Topliffe
is responsible for the violation of the
law by his hired man in driving his
cowc Ihe cycle path. Farmer Top
liffe says he was violating the speed or
dinance and has brought a counter stat
for damages to his cow. The hired man
also tafks of seeking solace in court
for his injuries.
An Abominable LegacT.
A tendency to rheumatism Is undoubtedly in
herited. Unlike many other legacies, it re
mains in the family. Tho most effectual means
bi chocking this tendency, or of removing in
cipient rheumatism, whether pre-existent in the
blood or not. is to resort to l?os" otter's Stomach
Hitters as soon us tho premonitory tw'.nces arc
felt. Nullifying tho iuQucnces of cold, expo
sure and fatigue, the Bitters not only for:liles
the system against their hurtful consequences,
but subjugates malaria, liver and kidney com
plaint, dyspepsia and norvo disquietude.
Tho man running for offlee often takes a mud
bath without going to any of tho health resorts
of thad description.
A Prose Poem.
EE-M. Mcdicatod Smoking Tobacco
And Cigarettes
Are absoluto remedies for Catarrh,
Hay Fever, Asthma and Colds;
Besides a delightful 6moke.
Ladles as*vell as m?n iw "
'Comp.- ?s?&m
Atlanta, Ga., _
And you will receive goods by mall, -"^v^-i
SIOO*Keward. 6100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
*hac science has been able to cure in all its
stages, and that is atarrh. Hali's Catarrh
t uro is thc only positivo euro known to the
medical fraternity, ? atarrh being a constitu
tional disease requires a constitutional treat
ment. H all's Katarrh Cure is taken internally.
..cting directly on the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying the
foundation of tho disease, and giving thc pa?
tient strength by building np the constitution
and assisting nature in doing its work. The
proprietors have so much fa th in its curative
powers ?.hat they offer Ono Hundred Dollars
tor any caso that it fails to enre. Send for list
of testimonials. Address
F. .1. I.??ENET & I o., Toledo, 0.
Sold bv Druggists, T5c.
Hall's Family Pills are tho host.
Important Business News.
We see from an exchange that the W. F. Mt?ln
Co. of Providence, R. I., and Iowa City, Iowa,
well known a* tho largest manufacturers of
Jewelors' Show Cases, Music Boxes, Orchestral
Boxes, Jewelry, etc.. in this country aro con
templating opening a branch noiiso in Atlanta.
They will show their full line of handsome gools
there, and bo at home to oil their frlondsln this
section. This will bo a great convenlenco to
our merchants, as they will then havo all the
facilities for buying hero at home, as they
would have on a trip to Nev York or Provldonce.
Tho W. F. Main Co. have built up a largo trade
In tho South through their travellers, and havo
made an enviable roputaUon. Our morchants
will be glad to have an opportunity to bocomo
more familiar with their goods.
Women Look Here.
If you want to learn about a Washing Ma
chine ?vhit?h even a child can operate easily
be sure to read advertisement ip this paper
of H. F. Brammer Mfg. Co., Davenport, Iowa,
To introduce their new Machine everywhere
th?y will lor a short time only sell at whole
sale price-where dealers as yet do not keep
them in stook. The Arm guarantees every
Machine first-class and to give satisfaction.
Write them at once for circulars and price.
They will bo pleased to hear from you.
Fits permanently cured. No flt? or nervous
ness alter first day's use of Dr. Kline's (?roat
Nervo Restorer. $2 trial bottlo and treatise ?roe.
DR. R. H. KUXE. Ltd.. *J31 Arch St.. Fhila., Pa.
I could not got along without Piso's Cure for
Consumption. It ulways eurea.-Mrs. E. C.
MOULTON, Needham, Mass., Oct. 22, '94.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens tho gums, reduces Inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind coUc. 23c. a bottlo.
If afflicted with floro eyes uso Dr. Isaac Thomp
son's live-water. Druggists sell at 25c. por bottlo.
For the Whiskers,
Mustache, and Eyebrows.
In one preparation. Easy to
apply at home. Colors brown
black. The Gentlemen's
favorite, because satisfactory.
S. P. 11 A i.i. ft Co., Proprietors, Xuoua. N. H.
Sold by til Druggists.
ARDS can ba saved with
out their knowledge by
Anti-Jag the marreloua
cure for the drink habit.
Write Benora Chemical
Co.. M Broadway. >'. T.
Full Information (in plain wrapper) malled free.
. IaoperatediiltUnsoriituiMl
I . IIIR. Par ?hort time, to In
<, tr minn- them, we ?ell ??
I F. 8?MME?I ?il?l, Savuport, \m
Timo said: "In this-life's garden,
Dream you a merry day."
And so I dreamed while morning streamed
Over the hills away.
Over the golden hills
Where the land of promise lay;
And I heard the chime of the bells of Time
Over the hills away:
A little of right and wrong;
Laughter and sighs and weeping eyes,
And Silence after the song.,
Silence after tho song
Silence lone and long!
Stormy skies or starry beams
time has como to
build that house,"
said young Mr.
Winslow to his
wife. "That is,
if we're ever go
ing to build it."
"Of coursewe're
going to build it,"
answered Mrs.
"Winslow, with the
sureness of a wo
man who knows
~-oiPflr'&%^. -whatever she de
sires must come to her.
The Winslows had been married two
years, and from the beginning-and
time for them began when they met
each other at school and wore children
-lovers-they had decided to have a
home of their own some day. This
decision had not been out of their
minds a day in all that time.
One of "Mrs. Winslow's favorite
maxims was: "You are nobody in a
rented house." This, she supple
mented by such bits of worldly wisdom
as: "Everyone respects a mau who
buys a good homo for his family, "and
"No woman can make a real home out
of a rented house."
Carrie Winslow was something of a
beauty in her way. She had been the
prettiest girl in her class at the high
school, and had been graduated in
clouds of frothy white skirts, sunbursts
of blushes and* smiles and smothered
in roses. When she arose to deliver
her essay on "What Does the Future
Hold?" more of the male portion of
the audience saw than heard her. And
Beu Winslow-well, Ben Winslow,
who saw her every day and knew every
ripple of her lovely hair-literally
worshipped the air she breathed.
After her graduation she went East
to be polished at a young ladies' school,
and to plf.y scales aud learn French
and things, to afterward forget them.
Ben wont to work, with Carrie's proph
ecy that he would become one of the
great men of the age. Sae was quite
positive of this; for had he not already
shown masterly ability in having won
her love and promise to marry him?
But,although she gave him her promise,
she refused to wear his ring, because
it wasn't proper for young women
away at boarding school to be engaged
-and. anvwav. hadn't they been cu
<?^**?^^~??^protitable. Now, ?7^
sort of thing tells, whether a man be
the president of a bank or the digger
of ditches. His employers noted
after awki'c-that youn.^ Winslow had
ideas to give away; that he suggested
innovations that looked queer, because
no one had ever thought of them be
fore. And queerer still, when some of
his ideas were put into execution they
were found so profitable, that Win
slow's forerunners almost lost.'caste be
cause they had not thought of them.
One day Carrie came home from the
school in the "East." She was so
lovely that Ben lost his heart upon be
holding her. Her year or two away
from home had changed her from a
pretty girl into a lovely woman. And
Ben had, to lay at her feet a promo
tion that was substantial and a future
that was promising.
Carrie "carno out" and society re
joiced in lier. Men made onslaughts
upon her heart, and these she cleverly
repulsed. But she gave Ben plenty to
think about. Ho saw all about him
men of better positions aud established
incomes, pay court to her.
Their engagement had not been an
nounced and would not until the com
ing winter-providing everything went
well. This spurred Ben into business
brilliancies that won him another pro
motion, and old fellows who lunched
long in the middle of the day and
read their names on letter heads and
sign boards, looked at him in a specu
lative way and predicted great things
for him. There is nothiug like a little
uncertainty in love to goad a man to
his best efforts.
At length Carrie accepted Ben's
ring and their betrothal was an
nounced. Everyone declared him a
fortunate chap, and wondered where
his luck would -laud. His friends
said, as friends will: "Who would
have thought that Ben Winslow would
turn out so well? Why, when I knew
him at school, he was nothing but a
big, good-natured boy with plenty of
freckles, but that big, firm under lip
of his is responsible for it-and his
lnok, of course."
When they were married society
showered gifts upon th eui until they
had enough to fill two houses, and
they hadn't even one house.
"This won't do," said Carrie, laugh
ing. "Where is the house of our own
we were to have?"
"'Msure I don't know," answered
Ben. "I'm not prepared to build the
Carrie, "but I am beginning to think
that we can do much better next time."
After dinner Ben picked up his
evening paper, and, after reading the
news, turned to the real estate adver
tising columns to see if he could find
something for sale that would be
likely to suit him. He had not read
far before he looked up.
"Here's the ve.y thing," he said.
"My George, this ia lucky."
"What is it?" asked Carrie, lower
ing the magazine she had been read
"Listen to this. Some fellow wants
to sell a perfect gem of a house, and if
he doesn't want too much for it, I be
lieve we ought to take it. I'll read it
aloud: 'A gentlemo- has satisfactory
reasons for desiring to sell his home.
The house contains twelve rooms, in
the most perfect arrangement, and
decorated in the latest and best man
ner. Spacious parlors, dining-room,
with butler's pantry; large hall, that
lends itself to much artistic furnish
.ing, and smoking room on the first
floor. On the second floor a beautiful
hall, with southern window recesses;
chambers connecting with bath rooms,
a most comfortable and artietio den;
sewing-room *&d servants' quarters,
Ana dreaming In Ute's garden .
Upon a couch o? May,
There came a blight from lands of Night
Over the hills away.
Over the misty hills;
And Time, in a mantle gray,
With shadowed eyes, 'neath ruined skies,
Passed over the" hills away.
A little of right and wrong;
Laughter and sighs and whoping eyes,
And Silence after the song.
Silence after the song
Silence lone and long!
Bo it storm or starry beams
F. L. Stanton, In Atlanta Constitution.
)w's HOUSE, Q
Hard- ood finish, perfect heat and
ventilation, and grounds not to bo
surpassed on the south side.' Well,
if that won't suit ns, nothing will,
only it sounds a trifle grand."
"Go and see them in the morning,
the first thing," said Carrie, "before
some one else gets it."
"The chap that I have told to se.
this miserable place has it for salt,
also, and I will speak of it when ?
drop in to urge him to hurry this platt
off our hands."
In the morning Ben hurried to his
agent. "Say, old man, he said.
"You've got tbs very thing I desire,
What's the price and when can I take
sort of gilded cage you deserve. Bat
it will come all right."
The day befo-,; Ben married the
"firm" called aim into the private
office. There it sat in awful con
clave. The "firm" was composed of
the "old man" and the junior partner,
who had been cashier once upon a
time and had been ' taken in" several
years ago.
"Ben," snid the "old man,"looking
him in the eye, while the junior part
ner smiled and lighted a cigar. Ben
felt uneasy. "Ban, you've proved
yourself au exceptionally good business
man. Your growth has been rapid,
and we've decided to give you the re
ward you're entitled to. If everything
goes well we will offer you a partner
ship in the concern one year from
now. Now, no thanks. At that time
you will collect the dividends you've
earned since you've'been with us."
Then the ' 'old man" and junior part
ner shook hands with Ben, and hu
walked into the front' office with the
picture of the house floating in the
air before bim. That very night Car
rie and ho s^t clown to plan it, after
she had patted him on the back aud
said, "I told you so," which is a
woman's privilege among others.
"I think ire should have a colonial
house, painted white, with green
blinds, like the Stcbbinses," said Car
"Oh? I don't know," said Ben. "Of
course, it's pretty, and all that, but I
believe that one of these French ren
aissance houses would be prettier and
odder. Or, even one with Dutch
gables and gargoyles and things on
the roof."
"Colonial is much more tho thing,"
suoject that hadn't vStUiou .
them. To an architect, thercfoie.
they went, and he, proving a you?ig
man who knew his bxisiness, managed
to satisfy them both. Ben bought
tract of land and the house building
One day the architect announced
that the house was ready for him, so
they packed their treasures and set
forth. As they approached the houso
they stopped and looked npo? it with
the fulness of happiness and pride. It
had all come about as they had planned
when they were children, and just as
if somo fairy godmother had waved her
wand instead of being the work of a
businesslike young architect and a
bank account.
Of course they had a house warming.
The praise their house vrruug from
their guests filled their cup and when
the "old mau" looked'about and said
lo Carrie, "That young man of yours
is one of the best business men in town
and is destined to great things," her
eyes filled with tears and her lip quiv
ered ever so slightly.
After that they settled down to en
joy their possessions. In a month, or
two Robinson built a house less than a
block away and copied their porch and
two of their most original rooms. Jones
stole the plan for the ground floor
arrangement when he built. Brown
took the upper hall and its window
seats and the arrangement of the
chambers and bath room. Smith took
the den and library bodily. Ben sat
down and wished he had Avaitcd until
all the others had built before he had
touched a stick of timber.
"I don't seo why these fellows
couldn'thave done something original,"
he complained. "I'm sick of this place
now. As a matter of fact I never did
like it. *
"Well, I have always liked it," said
Carrie. "It suits me down to the
ground. But I confess I am getting
tired of seeing our porch every time I
pass the Robinson's, and beholding
our parlors and dining room every
time I visit the Joneses."
"I'll tell you what we'll do," said
Ben, springing to his feet. "We'll
sell it and buy another house, now
that they've built theirs.
"That's a perfectly splendid idea,"
exclaimed Carrie. "What a clever
boy it is."
The following day Ben w at to a
real estate agent, who had the reputa
tion of being able to sell anything
that was earthen, and told him to sell
the house in double quick time.
"What! that beautiful new house?"
exclaimed the agent. "Why, you
have not been in it more than five
"I don't care for that," answered
Ben. "You sell it in a hurry." That
very day the agent put an advertise
ment iu the paper, offering Ben's
house for sale.
"Well, I told him to sell Tie houso,"
said Ben, when he got home that
"I shall be sorry to lose it," said
possession?" and he pointed to the
advertisement he had read to his wife.
The agent looked at him thoughtfully
a moment and then said:
"Is it possiblo? .A Well, I can't sell
that house to you. Any other man,
now, might get it, but not you."
"Why, what's the matter with me?"
asked Ben, flushing.
"Why, it's yoxirs already. Don't
you recognize the description of your
own house?"
Ben read the advertisement again.
"Ia that how my house strikes you?
I guest) you're right, No mau can
buy that- house, now, I've brought it
myself. No, sir," he added fiercely.)
"If any man wants to buy that house'
tell him it's sold and kick him out. '
Oh, Lord, how close I came to losing
When he got home that night he:
read the advertisement once more toj
his wife, and, looking around, said;;
"So that's this house. I vote to stay,
here as long as we can." And his'
wife said:
h "Why, you goose, I knew it was our
house last night, when you read the
description of it and wanted to sell i^
in such a hurry."
A woman knows more about a house
in a minute than most men ever learn.
-Kansas City Star.
How Money Is Made by Dealing: In Dead
ly Reptiles For Circuses.
Along the upper Mississippi and its
tributaries when a snake is caught the
catcher knows that he can get cash for
it by shipping it to O. W. Estes, the
man who has developed a snake farm
near Manchester, Minn. Mr. Estes is
by nature and profession a snake
charmer, and never, unless requested
by his customer, takes out the fangs of
the animals in which he deals, and to
this fact he attributes considerable of
the success ho has had in raising th?m.
He will, without fear, fondle a rattler,
a bull, or an adder, forco open its
mouth and with his finger nail deftly
expose the poison sac and fangs. In all
his long experience in this sort of
thing ho has never been bitten.
His favorite method of captareis to
grab tho rattler by the tail and dextrous
ly swing the snake into a sack, but
when one is found lying at full length
Estes grasps it tightly back of tho
head. Though he has many assistants
among the farmers of the vicinity,there
is no other man in that part of tho
United States who dares to open snake
Jaws with bare hands as he does, fear
lessly. His little daughter Hazel, who
is only eight years old, seems to have
tho same power over tho reptiles, and
can often be seen handling the most
deadly snakes and allowing them to
twine about her arms and neck.
A large part of tho business of this
Minnesota farm is ia rattlesnakes, as
they are moro plentiful than any other
variety. All that region used to bo
overrun by them. A single day's re?
ceipts of diamond-backed and other rut*
tiers often runs up to several score, es
pecially when an outside catcher for
the farm brings in his sacks full and
sells them to Mr. Estes. These snakes
vary from three to six feet in length.
Among the other varieties received and
grown are spoltedadders, blowsuakes,
thc beautiful turtleheads, thc sullen
bullheads, the gentle blue racers, the
spreading adders and many kinds of
water, grass and garter 3nakcs. Alli
gators from Florida and crocodiles
from abroad, as well as some foreign
snakes, aro constantly kept in stock
for customers, mostly circus men.
So far this year about 600 snakes of
tho more valuable varieties have been
shipped from this farm. Not only are
circuses and menageries customers of
Mr. Estes, but in many cigar stores
aud saloons the reptiles aro displayed
as attractions to custom.
Two captains sink the ship.
Fine teeth beget broad grins.
Tho money paid, tho work delayed.
Merit does much, but fortune u_^?
\ thousanc^orrows(^^n^^j|
r--^~2*^fcvoutly and hammer on
A lover railing is not far from for
It apparently pays best to preach to
the few.
He is no fool who can both spend
and spare.
There is nothing older than yester
day's news.
Pride often wears sackcloth under
its dress suit.
True love eau hope where reason
would despair.
Discipline is the art which teaches a
mau not to run.
A little hill iu a low place thinks it
self a mountain.
The best preaching is not always
done in thc pulpit.
Eat and drink with a friend, but do
not trade with him.
Falsehood, like a nettle, stings those
who meddle with it.
Excessive laughtor proceeding from
a slight cause is folly.
Virtue is a common property and
may be acquired by all.
He is a madman who, being rich,
lives as.if he were poor.
Negligence numbers one thousand
victims to intention's one.
Sheep are sometimes -taken over a
bad road to a good pasture.
Many a man wants better preaching
who has no wish for better living.
A man may bo a good talker and still
have an impediment in his thoughts.
The south-West.
Rich Indians ol' 1 Julio.
The Portland Oregonian says that
an unusual condition exists on the Nez
Perce reservation. The Indians are
holding about $500,000 of idle money.
The failure of banks in which the
niMQey belonging to some Indians was
deposited made the simple-minded shy
of banks and bankers. On tho other
hand, the Lewiston bankers have re
fused to receive money on time de
posit, with interest, in accordance
with established custom. Theso
bankers have all the money they can
use profitably without taking interest
deposits. The circumstances] have
caused the Indians to hoard their
money at homo. They have beon lib
eral in their expenditures, as a class,
but their receipts have been far in ex
cesB of then- needs. Business men
who possess the confidence of the In
dians have been tendered the freo use
of large sums of their money, without
interest, and there are instances where
the capitalists have effered to pay the
white men to keep their money safely.
These offers, however, are not made
recklessly, although in all cases they
have not been made wisely.
Birth Rate and Death Rato.
It is a . cause of great anxiety in
France that the birth rate is less than
the death rate, but the state of affairs
in some portions of tho United States
is even more serious. While in
France the birth rate is 22 per 1000,
in Nevada it is 16.30 per 1000; in
Maine, 17.99 per 1000; New Hamp
shire, 18.4; Vermont, 18.5; Califor
nia 19.4; Connecticut, 21.3; Massa
chusetts, 21.5; Rhode Island has 22.5
per 1000, and Oregon, 22.5. If it wore
not for immigration the population
would.be gradually falling off, and ac
cording to statistics the inhabitants of
New England and tho Pacific coast
will be replaced by another race with
in a period varying from sixteen to
200 years, -Chicago In ter? Ocean,
i . ?
The Art'Preservative-Easily Dpnc-Xut
Hinch at That-Easily Discovered-His
Reservation-New to Him-Locating
Him-The Last Straw-Dead to All, Eto?
"May I print a klsson your oheek?'' I asked,
She nodded her sweet permission.
So we went to press, and I rather guess
I printed a large edition.
Worse and Worse
"Our gas metre is ill, Tom!"
"Wnat's the matter-gastric fever?"
"No; galloping consumption."
Judy. ' '
Easily Dane
She-"What a beautiful name you
have, Mr. Montrose:"
He-"You like it, my lady. Take
it."-Detroit Free Press.
Kot Much nt That.
Bighead (boasting)-"That dog of
mine knows as much as I do."
:. Killer-"I don't doubt it."-Phila
delphia North American.
New to Him.
"Papa, how do tho peoplo in the
Weather Bureau find out what kind of
weather wc are going to have?"
"I didn't know that they did, my
3on."-Yonkers Statesman.
Tito Last Straw.
Tommy-"Papa, may I ask you one
more question?"
Pa- "Certainly, my child."
. Tommy-"Well, where is thc wiud
when it doesn't blow?"-Punch.
Delicacy Indeed.
"Whatever made you make Brackins
a present of a pocket comb? He's as
bald as a billiard ball."
"That's just it. I wanted to make
him think I never noticed it."-Tit
Easily Discovered.
He-"They tell me that tho man
Whom Miss Gi.dly married is a regular
She-"I knew that when ho picked
her out of all our set? "-Detroit Freo
A Counter irritant.
Slimson-"Some one gave my boy a
drum for a birthday present, but it
turned out all right."
Twickenham-"How so?"
"I gave him a pocket knife."-De
troit Free Press.
Dead to AU.
"What is apathy?"
"It's a strange and dangerous con
dition that a man sometimes falls into
-a condition in which ho has even
been known to lend his bicycle."
Chicago Record.
His Reservation.
George-"I just saw you coming
from tho conservatory with Miss
Goldie. Eather handsome girl, but
too reserved for me."
Thomas-"Yes. I've just reserred
her for life."-Fun.
Locating Him.
Farmer Honk-"You are from Bee
ton, ain't ye?"
Summer Boarder-"Yes, sir?"
Farmer Honk-"Wa'al, now, do you
live righten the Hub or out in one of
the hubbubs?"-Puck?
J?. Uii?nimons;
\ The Fend Mother-"Everybody says
! the poet was right when, he said that
'Heaven lies about us in our infancy.' "
The Unelo (unfeelingly)-!'But he
should have added, 'So does every
body else!' "-Life;
trans? bf th? Commotion;
Husband-"What did you think
when you heard the chandelier fall in
the night?"
Wife-"I thought that you had
been detained on 'business' again,
and were getting upstairs as quietly as
you could."-Journal Amusant.
In Training.
'Tm going to be a contortionist
when I grow up," said little Johnnie,
proudly; "I'm in training now, so 1
want you to tell me what is tho best
thing for me to eat."
"Green apples, my boy," chuckled
the old man.-Demorest's Magazine*
Rough on. the Humorist;
"You have injured my reputation,
young man. Yon said in your papei
that I got off a new joke."
"Begging your pardon, doctor,'
said the soft-eyed reporter, "you arc
under a misapprehension. I said you
got the joko off for the first time-."
Indianapolis Journal.
Slow Time-.
"Come up to my house to-morrow
night," said Herr Pantoffel. 'Tun
going to celebrate my golden wed
"Golden wedding! Why, man,
you've only been married three
years. "
"I know it; but it seems like fifty
eo everything is all right."-Fliegende
Blotter. _
Snnil Farming.
Snail farming formsapecular brand
of agricultural industry in France and
other countries, and the consumption
of them in France is very large, Bays f
contributor to Chambers's Journal.
Edible snails vary greatly in size; the
large white ones are the real escargotj
bnt this term is usually employed*tc
designate ali edible snails adapted tc
table purposes. But in the marketSj
besides escargot, there are two othei
varieties known as limaco and lima
?on, the former being of medium size,
.and the latter quito small. Though
the great majority of the edible snails
produced in France are of natura!
growth, then* artificial cultu.'e is car
ried on to a very considerable extent,
They are propagated from August tc
October in ground especially prepared
for the purpose, and fed with cabbage,
clover, etc. During the winter thej
are sheltered in houses composed o?
brick or wood, and they are gathered
and marketed from April to June.
In the Tyrol from June to the mid
dle of August the snails are collected
from every available damp place and
taken to the feeding ground near thc
owner's dwelling. This is a bit ol
garden ground, free from trees and
shrubs, and surrounded on all sides
by running water. In this feeding
ground aro little heaps of mountain
ppihe twigs, mixed loosely with wood
moss, and these twigs when dry arc
replaced by fresh ones. Every daj
they are fed on cabbage leaves anc
grass, and when cold weather sets in
they go under cover-that is, thej
collect under the heaps of twigs and
bury themselves up for the winter,
When this has been successfully ac
complished they are collected, packet
in perforated boxes lined with straw,
and sent off to Paris and other towns,
. Systematic efforts for the enforce
ment of the game laws in Ehude Isl
and are about to be made. j
_ i
The Road Question In Virginia."
The Norfolk (Va,) Pilot ia urgi
the road question with its usual for
and earnestness It recently said
its State: "We want no more me
road talk; we want more than me
legislative acts; and we must ha
laws that will direct and comp
efficient action-actual work of ii
provement on th? roads."
It urges the nae of convicts and tl
"jailbirds" as well. It insists th
this, or an equally good syster
"should be inflexibly imposed on evei
county, without exception, with fu
liberty, however, to supplement it i
may seem best by the Supervisors i
evsry county.-Wilmington (N. 0
Road Building in North. Carolina.
. North Carolina sets her conviots ?
the work of road building, and tke e:
p?riment is successful from all poinl
of view. The prisoners do good goo
work, keep healthy, show no repuj
nance to the occupation, and do n<
try to get away. It costs six cents
day'less to feed them while engaged i
outdoor work thajj when they aro i
the prison. It is announced officiall
that they are more efficient than hire
workmen. Privileges are accorded t
them for good oonduct-in some case
they are allowed to stay at their home
from Saturday night till Monday morr
ing. So far not one of them has vic
lated his parole by trying to get awaj
Tho North Carolina experiment is
valuable and interesting o"bjcct Ie3son
and its success is likely to lead to it
application elsewhere. - New Yor]
Good Roads Necessary,'
There seems to have been awakonei
among American farmers a Bpirit o
competition to supply both home am
foreign markets. We wish to competi
with Holland and Belgium for the mar
ket of butter and cheese in the Unitei
Kingdom of Britain tod with German;
and Prance in supplying our own mar
ket with sugar. And when we taki
into consideration only our resource!
for producing butte, and milk au<
cheesoj and now tho facilities witl
which we can raise the sugar beet, wi
can easily con vince, ourselves that wi
ought not ouly to supply foreign mar
kets with butter and cheese, and meat
too, besides feeding all Europe witl
our wheat and corn; but that, after do
ing all this, we can raise our own beet!
and make our own sugar. It is eas}
to demonstrate this on paper, but i
does not always foot up according t<
our calculations.
The sugar beet fever has spread al
ovi>r our country,' and we believe thal
in the end it will bring a chaage in the
amount of sugar imported to this corni'
try from Germany and France; but we
must not overlook the fact that thej
have advantages over us which wi
may overlook and which belong tc
some of thc things which we must get
Good roads havob?en so often urged
upon the Attention of formers by per
sons interested iu them> and who know
their value, that the subject seems au
old song-.
But if we are to raise and td haul td
the manufacturing plant b?ets foi
pillar, and to haul the pulp back tc
feed our cattle, as we have ali calcu:
lated to do* the. bad roadsj lik?
Banq?o's ghost, will ?lw?ys be od liane,
j??t when we do ?ot want to see them.
It will be interesting tc compare the
cost of hauling farm products to mar
ket in foreign countries, as furnished
response to a circular issued by th<
Agricultural Department at Washing
Two' things will be especially notec
id these reports; First, that the road;
in all tho "principalities" of Europe
are about as good as they can be made
where there happen to be hills, th<
grades are reduced on the roads mud
in use, so as not to interfere witt
heavy hauling. And as a result o:
these good roads much more of eveTj
farm product can be hauled at a singh
load than with us. A team with tWc
horses will haul sometimes as much a:
five tons; three tons being a mod?r?t*
load. One thousand kilograms, whicl
is something more than our tc J, is con
! sidered a small load for ono horse t(
? haul fifteen miles aud return witl
load the same day. The rates of haul
I ing are, therefore, much lower than ii
this country on account of their gooc
roads-. The cost per mile per ton rate;
atfroni-li to ll-, 8cents; the lower rate!
for the heavy loads.
Comparing these rates with the cos
of hauling over most of our roads, in
the regions where the sugar beet is
' expected to be raised, we can re?diljj
i see that in this respect th? foreigner!
? have much the advantage of us, and
so indeed iii handling all their mar
keting. Their better roads enable
them to do their work at less cost.
This is one item of expense whicl
L must be reduced if we would compete
successfully with them either in dairj
products or in thc manufacture of
' sugar.
. It is perhaps too much to say thai
good ronds and civilization advance
. with equal step; but if we look a little
1 into the history of England and of om
own ancestors, wc will be convincec
that without good roads civilizatiot
must halt with tardy step. Macaulay
i in his history of England says: "Ol
all inventions^ the alphabet and the
printing press alone excepted, those
inventions which abridge distances?
have done most for civilization of oui
' species. Every improvement of the
1 means of locomotion benefits mankind,
' morally aud intellectually, as well as
' materially, and not only facilitates thc
[ interchange of the various productions
of nature and art, but tends to remove
national and provincial antipathies,
' and to bind together all the branches
of the human family."
! In this he has summed up almost
all the elements of civilizatk n. The
graphic descriptions which ho gives oi
some of the roads in England in the
| latter part of the seventeenth century,
when a viceroy on his road to Ireland,
' spent five hours in traveling fourteen
. miles, aud was forced to walk most ol
tho way, whilst his lady was "carried
in a litter," cannot fail to be under
stood by some of our good farmers,
dwellers on our prairies and black
; lauds of our States. It is time we get
out of the mud and become civilized,
! or we will never save our $100,000,000
I by raising our own sugar or compete
successfully in the European markets
' with our dairy and live stock products.
. -Farm News.
I Have Fish a Memory?
I A distinguished Germau professor
r thinks he has succeeded in proving
I that fish have no memory. The seat
i of memory in man and other animals
r high iu the scale of being is supposed
! to be certain cortical centres of the
brain. The learned professor has
- shown that no such things exist in
I fish, and he regards that as conclu
, sive. Yet the layman may venturo to
inquire whether all animals depend
for the same functions upon the same
, organs, Perhaps fish are distinguished
s professors, for instance, who do not
, think with their heads, 4
A Beaut i Tul Skin
ls ono of the chief requisites of an attractive ap
pearance. Rough, dry. scaly patches, little blis
tery eruptions, red and unsightly ringworms
these would Bpoll the beauty of a veritable
Venus. They are completely and quickly cured
byTettetlno. 50 cents a box at drug stores or
for 50 cents In stamps from J. T. Shuptrlno,
Savannah, Ga.
He Knew,
1 A snort time ago a -well-known
yachtsman had among the crew of his
cutter a young German sailor who
spoke very broken English. One
night, in Long Island Sound, while
the yacht was sailing along the shore
?with a light breeze, a heavy fog shut
out the view. Carl was ordered to keep
heaving the lead, so that too closo an
approach to the shore might be guard
ed againt. Poor Carl was in a dilem
ma, for he did not know enough Eng
j lish to pronounce the different sound
I ings. However, he got the lead and
line and went to the side of the yacht,
determined to do his best. The breeze
had died away, and although the
yacht was kuown to be near the land,
danger was not apprehended. When
Carl hove the lead he discovered shal
low water, and knew that a current
was setting the boat inshore so he
called/ but in rather a low voice, for
he was a littl? afraid that his language
would be made fun of,.
"Nod much vasser here!"
No one appeared to pay attention to
him, soho threw the lead again, and
"Bedder get oud of here!"
Just then tho yacht slid up on the
beach, and Carl, with a triumphant
ring in his voice, shouted,
"Didn't I tole yer so?'-Harper's
Hound Table._
Bismarck and the Emperor. -
Bismarck, who had worn himself
out in the service of Gefrmauy.-and.hisJ
Emperor, rarely referred to his labors
for the Fatherland. One morning lie
and the Emperor William wbro riding
together-in the park. They had.not
gone far when Bismarck complained
of fatigue. The Emperor,, who. was
quite fresh, b?id, somewhat, testily:
"How is it that, though I am an
older man than yourself, Prince, I can
always outride you? "
Bismarck's reply was as reproach
ful as it was epigrammatic.
"Ah, sire," he said, "the rider al
ways outlasts the horse."-Bismarck's
Table Talk.
How Many of Thom Have Quietly
Obtained Advice Tbp.t Made
Them WelL
My sister, if you find that in spite of
following faithfully your family doc
tor's advice, you arc not fretting well,
why do you not try another course ?
Many and many & Wamali h?? Quietly
written to Mri Pi?kh?m, bi Lynn,
Mass., stating ncr symptoms plainly
and clearly, and takeii her advice; which
was promptly r?fcfeiv?c?: Th? ?ollow
^^j^j^ a.
would get well. I had female troubles
in their worst form, suffered untold
agonies every month ; my womb tipped
b?bk to_my backbone^_hadJie^djtche^
hysteria, fainting spells* itcMng,lcu-~
fcorrficfclU ,, * .. ? j 1/v . .- n ?'?
" My feet and. han?s were cold all
the time, my limbs were so weak that
I could hardly walk around the house;
was troubled with numb spells. I
have taken four bottles of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, one
bottle of her Blood Purifier, one pack
age of her Sanative Wash, and am
entirely cured. I have not had one
of those numb spells since. Can you
wonder that I sing the praises of a
medicine that has cured me of all theso
ills ?"-MRS. LOUISA PLACE, 650 Bel
mont St., Brockton, Mass.
W Of All F?riits Successfully' Treated.
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? Mon, Ihdigestio: , &o. CATARRH;.Di NoSoj
WOMEN: Prolapsus. Ulcerations, Loucorrhei:
??fcc. Write giving history of your caso, and it
will receive Immediate attention. An opinion,
prloo of treatment, pamphlet and .tostimpnlnls
will ut? sent you ./Vf-r. 1>K. S. T. WHITAKER,
205 Nbrcross Bldg., Atlanta, Ga.
iitTt...... , .
When you can earn lt easy and rapidly, it, l? a
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[caiiriD Liver fnedicine.i
KEEP?NG abreast with
the inventions of this
age, we, by modern ma
chinery, compress our
powdered Dr. M. A. Sim
mons' Liver Medicine into
tablets and sugar coat
Consumers can either
swallow the tablets whole
or chew them up and swal
low with water. The
?candy sugar coating ex
cludes the air, protects the
purified medicine from
microbic influences, pre
vents -the possibility of
deterioration from atmos
pheric chariges, insuring
perfect purity and full
strength when taken, and
makes it |)?e?s?i?t to
take as candy* Tablets
contain only the powdered
Liver Medicine, same as
sold in packages By Sn
Mi Ai Simmons ?rid we
his successors, since ?840.
frita 25 Ctnts p:r Patksge.
{Gi Fi Simmons MediGine Go,,
ST. LOUIS, Jvi?*
Seed Huiler
thc Vaine
of Seed to the
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For rull information Address
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Withstands a
Delights tho
Prices to snit the
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Other lanterns
Are HOT aa good.
?hic Lintern Ci?
GALATIA, ILLS., NOT. 16,1893.
Paris Medicino Co., St. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:-Wo sold lost year, COO bottles of
bought tbrco gross ni ready this year. In all oar cr
pcrlenco of 14 years, in tho drug business, have
never sold nn article that gave such universal soll?
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HW Are fully restored
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MEN?iON'THIS mivism
?UKfcS Wri tnt ALL fcLSE FAILS.
I Best Cough Byrup. Tastes Good.
In timo. Sold by druyglats.

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