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1 i V Arthur Camming' Bravery. - When the attack Eidon, during the war with Syria, it became necessary for the British troops to advance across a long, un protected bridge, in the face of a battery of six guns, which completely ; commanded the approach. : The men were unwilling to expose themselves to certain death, when Arthur Cum ming, carefully dressed in full uni form, stepped forward to the middle v of the bridge. It was immediately swept by the fire of the battery. ' When the smoke had rolled away ; there stood dimming intact, carefully brushing the dust ' from his boots, after which he stood erect, fixed single glass in his eye, and looked .back at the men. This was too much, and they captured that bridge and battery with a whoop. San Francisco Argonaut. TOLD BY THE SERGEANT. From the Democrat, Grand Rapids, Mich. At the Michigan Soldiers' Home, in Grand Rapids, lives Sergeant Richard Dunn, bale y and hearty, although he carries the scars of ' . leveral wounds sustained in some of the ' battles of the Civil War. In recounting his experience to a reporter, Mr. Dunn said: "About a year and a half ago I began to ; have trouble with my stomach. My Buffer ing was so intense that I tried di ff erent medi , :: cines and doctored with several physicians, , : , but without permanent relief. " f . ' Mr 1 a resa an account of Dr. Wil. liams' Pick PillsforPale People hav ing cured a case much 1 1 it e mine, and I decid ed to give them a trial, which I did. "After taking five Boxes 1 was cured. I A Wounded Soldier. never felt hetter than I do now, even in my younger days. I am naturally a robust man, but that stomach trouble, together with rheumatism, which afterward set in, were making fast inroadi upon my. health and I em satisfied that it 'would have been but a short time before my comrades would have been conducting th regulation funeral ceremonies over mv re mains, had I not chanced to read of and taken Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. "There are several others in the home who are taking these pills and are receiving great , benefit.". . RICHARD DUNN. Subscribed end sworn to before me, this lei aay oi jov.itw. HENRY GIBSON. Notarv PuMie. Sergeant Dunn is perfectly willing that anyone should write him in reference to hit case, provided stamp is enclosed for reply. Afl the elements necessary to give new life and richness to the blood and; restore shattered nerves are contained in a con densed. form in Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. They are also a specific for troubles pcculiai to females, such as suppressions, irreirulari ties and all forms of weakness. In men the; cure cases arising irom mental worry, over . work or excesses of whatever nature. THE CAPTAIN'S SPEECH. It Wu Interestingly Brief and De cidedly to the Point, But IJnaat . lsfactory to the Orator. 1 One of the volunteer companies recently At tAtnn Alffer nrtRRPaspa n hamltifiil nnui tlag, which was made and presented by a uuuiuer ui patriotic women in tne rennsyl vania town from which the comoanv comes. It was presented just before the company inarched away or steamed away, to be ac curateand the presentation was the occa sion of much ceremony. The company was drawn up in a long line "company front," i oeneve, is trie military term tor it aud very cnarminz vounn ladv read a verv charming and somewhat lengthy address, which contained a great deal of tlowery lan guage. The capUin was "it" then, and had to reply. He is not an eloquent man at any time, and he is extremely shy; but he had written out a graceful speech of accept ance, and he stepped forward confidently and received the banner. . ''Ladies," e began, in a Fourth of July oice, "Ladies, we will accept this flag. La dies, we we will accept this flag." Here his color forsook him. He had forgotten the best of his speech. One trembling hand sought the pocket of his blouse. The manu- SCTIDt was con. Ladies," he began again, desperately, with, a gulping kind of gasp, "Ladies, we will accept this flag, and, and. and thanks awruiiy ior it, oon't you know." And after all, I dare say the im was quite as effective as the address he had prepared, but the captain doesn't like m tain aooui 11. vvasntngton tro&t. WELL-NIGH BRUTAL Bat the Stern Parent Was Not Wholly Without Cause tot His llnktndaei. . TTe was a well meaning voune man. He had a way. however, of standing bv ,. the side of a piano and rolling bis eyes at the ' chandelier while unsweet noises gurgled , from his throat. Friends were too kind ta suggest to him that his efforts were other ; than melodious. Such is the patient charity of this much maligned world. The mail with iron gray side whiakers'and an eagle eye showed signs of overtested en durance. It was his daughter who was play ing accompaniments, and it was his gas they were burning. "Did I understand you were going to sing "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away?" '"Yes." '"When?" "Why, right sway." The questioner took out his watch and said: " "Well, I'm afroid you haven't much time .. to spare. The ne.t train for the west goes in les than three-quarters of an hour, and . you'll have to start tor the Wabash far away, right away, if you're going to sing there be j jior the -week is out. Good-by, I hate to ' have you' cut your visit short, but I wouldn't ij have, those folks on the Wabash, far sway, disappointed for anything!" Washington Star. . The Fighting Seventy-First. Oui in Sipt Lake City when a paper speaks of "the fighfchg Seventy-first, one is in doubt whether the item refers to the regi ment now in Santiago or some man's kitest , -matrimonial yen tu te. Yon kers Statesman. .... I ', In a Job Lot. .. ) Dasonr-What ort of s policy do you think Spain ought to adopt now? ' MasonAccident,' fire, marine and as any other kinds of policy as she can lay anas on. N. Y. Journal. , People who don't know what they want, , , are- harder to plrmse than those who do know and can't have it. Ram s Horn. In almost everything in life a little more or ai little less salt and pepper sould im PWE'thfi flaTor.r-L.i A. W. Bulletin., t A fiddle is about the only thing on earth that is better second hand than new. Vjashina j U.) -Democrat. j ' , There r too many .people who tie their friends ss coaling stations. Atchison Globe. Fear is so sharp-sighted it can see what ' Botesatir Ai4V olltU&. A HOLIDAY IN THE COUNTRY. A daintier maiden you -never could find Than little Miss Violet Lee, As she went to the country one summer day To visit her cousins three. She hud dressed herself up In her finest clothes (She never had been there before). And was shocked to And that each country child Wore a calico pinafore. ' The cousins were playing out under the trees, Rosy and free as the air, But at sight of the fine little city miss Bach one of them stopped to stare; But 'twas not very long ere the children four Were playing In merry glee. And started to run a race to the barn, The lambs and the bossies to see. But Violet couldn't climb over the fence, Because of her frills and her flutes. And she dared not walk In the meadow- grass, For fear of spoiling her boots; And she couldn't climb up the haymow stairs To see the dear little doves, Because she would tumble her pretty dress, Or Injure her new kid gloves. And then on her face came a sorry look, A quiver, and then a frown, And, alas! with dismay her cousins saw A big, shiny tear roll down. They gathered around her and begged her to tell What the cause of her tears could be. She told them. They whispered a minute or two, Then ran to the house in glee. They dressed her feet In the stoutest shoes, No hat on her head she wore, And they covered her beautiful ruffled dress With a calico nlnafore. Then all day long In the barn or the fields She nlayed with her cousins three, And a happier maiden you never could find Than little Miss Violet Lee. Mary L. Wyatt, In Outlook. HANGS HEAD DOWNWARD. The Nuthatch, an EnttlUli Bird, Haa Some Habit Peculiarly and Solely Its Own. Here is a nuthatch, in a very char acteristic position, for it may often be seen roaming over the trees, head downward, or hanging to the under side of a branch while it hammers at the bark with its powerful wedge- HANGS HEAD DOWNWARD. shaped bill. -One has often seen it in England thus at work in search of in sects, where its blue and white plum age made it a conspicuous and beau tif ul object. While secure in its power of twisting and turning, the bird will continue its occupation, until one can almost touch it; but, on being alarmed it suddenly darts round the tree and flits away, uttering a shrill "Churr, churr, churr." RECOMMENDED HIMSELF. How a Well-Trained Boy Secured Good Poaltlon Strictly on His Own Merit. A gentleman advertised for a boy and nearly 50 applicants presented themselves to him. Out of the whole number he selected one and dismissed the rest. "I should like to know," said a friend "on what ground you selected that boy who had not a single recommends' tion?" "You are mistaken, said the gen tleman; "he has a great many. He wiped his feet when he came in, and closed the doer after him, showing that he was careful. He gave his seat in stantly to that lame old mar., showing that he was thoughtful. He took off his cap when he came in, and answered my -questions promptly, showing that he was gentlemanly. He picked up the book which I had purposely laid on the floor and re placed it on the table, and he waited quietly for his turn, instead of pushing and crowding, showing that he was honorable and orderly. When I talked to him 1 noticed that his clothes were brushed, his hair in order; when he wrote his name I noticed that his finger nails were clean. "Don'tyoucall these things letters of recommendation? ' I do; and I would give more for what I can. tell about a boy by using my eyes ten minutes than all the letters he can bring ine.'V-Tit-Bits. Providing for a Rainy Pay. "Never mind, dear,' I said. to my lit tle girl,' having' 'vainly; endeavored to persuade her to give one of her dolls IqA child whd" bud "never. oWned one, "never mind! Perhaps some day you will be a poor little girl yourself, and then you will know whafr It if to have BO' toys.'' "Yes, mammar she sobbed, "I have thought of that, nndJtKa't'sthe .reason il want in sqye b,!1 my thfifgsj" Youth's Companion. ..' IF"'1'" VERY CLEVER PARROT. He la Apt la the Use of Words aad phrases He Has Heard, aad Ap plies Them Correctly. Mrs. Charlotte Boner contributes tc St. Nicholas, "Tim; a Parrot Story." Mrs. Boner says: Soon after Tim came into my pos session, I noticed that at nightfall he became restive, and often while making ready his cage for the night I fcaid: "Tim wants to go to bed, .frequently adding "so bad." It was not long be fore, at the first shade of twilight, he would let me know he was sleepy by saying: "Tim wants to go to bed. II wants to go to bed so bad, always speaking of himself in the third per son. Afterward, Dy teacning, ne ac quired the use of the word "I." Now, on hearing sunflower or other seed poured into his cup for feeding he will exclaim: "Oh, I'm going to get such o nice dinner!" For it happened that I KISS YOUR MOTHER GOOD-NIGHT." spoke of his food as "dinner" whenever I gave it to him, and having heard it so called, he cannot be induced to change the phrase to "breakfast" or "supper." Sometimes before covering him at night I say: "Kiss your mother good nighthere, presenting my lips and smacking them; at which he will sidle to the bars of his cage and very gently touch my lips with his open bill. Only once he, like the monkey that married the baboon's sister, "kissed so hard that he raised a blister." I scolded him severely for his rudeness, and he seemed to understand. If I do not kiss him good-night he is sure to say: "Kiss your mother good-night here," smack ing his bill. He never says: Kiss me good-night!" Tim has never known the common' place name of "Polly," and he has never been asked by me if he wanted cracker. I have always been alert to check any visitor who was about to ask the old question: "Does Polly want a crecker?" With the same caution I have checked the "Howdy do, Polly?" by requesting the visitor to say "Howdy do, Tim?" Tim seemed to have noted my wish to exclude "Polly" from his list of words. One day a lady called, and, on discovering the bird, exclaimed : "Why, howdy do, Polly?" He immediately corrected her by replying: "Say, howdy do, Tim?" So much by way of illustrating the fact that a parrot knows how to apply Intelligently the phrases that he ac Quires in mimicry. In the few further examples that I shall give of Tim's talking, let it be understood that he re peats only what he has heard, but the reader will notice his tact in applying his remarks, as if he knew their mean ing. Frequently, when my husband is leav lng for the city, Tim calls after him: Good-by, John!" It ned hardly be ex plained how the bird learned that phrase. In some way he knows when we are eating at tabic, perhaps from having occasionally been in the dining-room at meal time, and from noting the table noises made by knife and fork, cup and saucer, etc. He often calls out at such time, wherever he may be: "What are you eating? Is it good?" We have a Scotch-Irish terrier named "Jack," and a huge jet black cat named "Tony," who often engage in a friend ly tussle. Sometimes, when Jack has been too rouirh for Tony, I have en couraged the cat by saying: "Whip him, Tony! whip him!" As the cat and dog are almost hourly at their play of rucing and wrestling, it is a common thing to hear Tim, who may either see or only hear them, shouting: "Whip him, Tony! whip him! whip himl" BIRDS AS SURGEONS. The Snlne DUplaya Wonderful Sni Klcal Talent In Repairing Dam age to It Body. Some interesting observations made by M. Fatio on the surgical treatment of wounds by birds were recently brought before the Physical society of Geneva. In these it was established that the snipe had often been observed Ln repairing damages. With its beak and feathers it makes a very credita ble dressing, and haa even been known to secure a broken limb by means of a stout ligature. On one occasion M. Fatio killed a snipe which had on its chest a large dressing composed of down from other parts of the body and securely fixed to the body by coagulated blood. Twice he had shot snipe . with interwoven feathers strapped on to the side of a fracture of one or other limb. The most inter esting example was that of a snipe both of whose legs he had unfortunately broken by a misdirected shot. . He only recovered it on the following day when he found that the wounded bird had contrived to apply dressings and a sort of splint to both limbs. In carry ing out this operation tome feathers had become entangled about the beak and, not being able to use its claws to get rid of them, the poor creature was almost dead from hunger when found Public Opinion. ' - ' ' '"' FOR POTATO GROWERS. Description of m Digger and Ma rite Which Doe All the Work of a Costly Implement. Those not fortunate enough to be provided with manufactured potato diggers and planters may find a saving of labor in using the tool here illus trated. A A, shafts; B, singletree (may be left out for sake of cleanliness); C C C, braces; 1) D, handles; E, legs; F F, plow shoveis. The frame is locally called a "go- devil," and is uttd also in marking out for corn. To adapt it for use in potato field I make mine to mark rows 32 inches apart. On the end of the legs, E E, bolt plow shovels F F. Shovels from single-sho el plows are much bet- POTATO DIGGER AND MARKER. ter than those from double-shovel plows, but I hae used the latter suc cessfully. The braces LLC, may be inch stuff. The legs and singletree, B, should be 2x4 inch, and saplings for shafts. Men of average height will want legs about 21, feet long, not in eluding shovels. The shafts are eight feet long. It may be made to mark rows as wide as desired. In marking out, go twice in each row, so that all rows shall be exactly the same dit tance apart, and in order that if there be any crooks in rows they will all cor respond. When digging time arrives, go over ground as if marking out, only bear on pretty hard, and pick up all pota toes exposed. Then harrow and pick up again, and the few potatoes left in ftie ground will not be worth hunting for. Homer W. Jackson, in Agricul tural Epitomist. GOOD COUNTRY ROADS. With Proper Drainage Ther Are Eaally Maintained at All Sea. i son of the Year. "The great secret of success in road making and road-keeping is to drain the roads, and keep the roads drained by keeping the ditches open, writes John Gilmer Speed on "How to Have Good Country Roads," in the Ladies Home Journal. "The old method was to run a plow through the side ditches and throw the disturbed soil, sod and all, in the middle of the road. There it would stay till a heavy rain came to wash this soil back into the ditches and fill them up again. If there were money enough 1his4dnd of thing would be done over and over again, as often as four times in a year. Where there were wet spots broken stone or gravel would be placed in the road and left for the passing wagon to wear this metal into ruts. The money spent was absolutely thrown away. "By the new process all the road mender needs to do is to provide ditch es and outlets for them, and then so shape the road that the water falling in a rainstorm will run off at once into the ditches. The water must not be suffered to run in the road, but off the road. The rainfall, being thus simply and effectively disposed of, becomes a most beneficial instead of a destruc tive agent; it cleans, and shapes, and hardens the roadway, instead of wash ing it away and deepening the ruts When there are wet places, such as springs, in the roadway, gravel and broken stone will not cure such things. The water must be drained off under neath the roadway and into the ditch es by means of pipe or blind drains. The whole thing is so simple that any one can easily master the principles and put the details into practical op eration." Hemo-rlng; Wart from Cow. A simple remedy for the removal of warts is given by the Practical Dairy man, which it says are among the troublesome things in the dairy, and one that affects both the cow and the milker alike, is their presence more or less pendant and numerous upon a cow's teats. They are often the more disagreeable because by the act of milking they frequently cause sores and lead to kicking cow and all the disagreeable consequences which fol low. This kind of warts are easily re moved by an application of castor oil. One or two applications will clear off the warts and render the teats smooth, soft and pliable. Young- Trees Need Mulch. Keep th'e young tries well mulched or cultivated two or three feet from the trunks to avoid the disastrous re sults of drought which is sure to come st some time during the year. The heavier the rains early in the season the more danger there is of drought damage later, and the less able is the oil to retain the- moisture. The beBt precaution is. to -keep the soil well broken up and pulverized for the pro tection of young trees, shrubs, jet&J and Jheh to cover the 'same'wjth ,ro,ti ten, straw br ,'6thef litter io prevent the niblstiireffoxn escapinff.-f armers 'Union."" --"'' 'i , r.iR il . ii 3 SWEET REVENGE. A TnrkUh Bath AnUdii Gets Btcsi with the Judge Wha Sent Him Up. The iudce had never taken a Turkish bath, but he was not feeling his best that morn- ins. and it suddenly occurred to nim to test its vivifying effects, so enthusiastically des canted upon by hit young friends. It seemed to the judge that the rubber was terribly rough, but fearing to expose his in experience ana subject himself to ridicule by objecting to the regular treatment, he pa tiently endured being punched, pummeled, slapped, spanked, whacked and poked, un til he could not stand the terrible torture a moment longer. . "It it quite necessary to make me bla-sck and blue all ov-ver?" panted the judge, as irregularly as the rubber dug his hats in more or loss vigorously. "Never you mind; I'm fixin you, re nnnHpd the mhher. redoubling his as saults, and grinning diabolically at least v it seemed, to tne juage. "Who (slap, groan) are (tnud, grpanj on?" gasped the iudge, a horrible suspicion awnins in his mind. "Your (whack, groan) face (thump, groan) does (whack, groan) look (slap, groani la ttiiua, groan) mil iar (swisn, groan). "Oh! vou remember me, do your growled the rubber, sarcastically. "Well, flash yer old hide, mebbe you d like to send me up for six months again for prize fightin'!" Harper s -Magazine. Shake Into Your Shoes Allen's Foot-Ease, a Dowder for the feet. It cures painful, swollen, nervous, smarting feet and instantly takes the sting out of corns and bunions. It's the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes tight or new shoes (eel easy. It is a certain cure for sweating, callous and hot. tired, ach ing feet. Try U to-itay. Bold by all druggists and shoe stores, 25c, Trial package FKEE. Address Allen S. Olmsted. Le Roy, N. Y. Lacked Originality. He And am I really and truly the first man you ever kissed? -She Why, of course, you are, stupid. "Stupid! Why do you call me that?" "Because you are not original. 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