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THE WORTHIHBTON ADVAHSE.
ROBERT McC'cys. Editor and Publisher.
WORTHINGTON. KobJosO*.. MINN
lie *u rollicking baby boy, a little utorm of
And he tilled the house with babble from the'
cellar to the rafter,
Tipsy with fun and mad with mirth, a whirl of
rush and rattle
A music march was life to him, of dance and
song and prattle
And his mother sang to him each sight, as to
her neck he clung.
And this the quaint, queer lullaby that his fond
He's a plump little lump of a toy,
He's a fat little chunk of a man
Ho asleep, mamma's chunk of a baby,
Go asleep, mamma's baby boy.
But as the iateful years rolled on these feet were
swift to wander,
Tiiose baby feet, beyond the fields, beyond tho
And driven far and far away by fate's resistless
Full often did those wayward feet stray in for
Hut through the revel-rush of life, above the
That baby song his mother sung, unbidden,
would steal In:
He's a plump little lump.of a boy.
He's a fat little chunk of a man
Go asleep, mamma's'chunk of a baby,
(Jo aBleep, mamma's little boy.
j$ Through wild and dizzy mazes, through chasms
dark with danger,
Pressed on the errant footsteps of this worn
and recklcss ranger
Far from the placid vales of youth, of sunrise
hope and gladness,
Timed to the drunken music of the fitful march
And still be heard his mother slng.whate'er the
way he trod,
Through primrose vales or desert paths
scorched by the wrath of God:
He's a plump little lump of a boy,
He's a fat little chunk of a man
Go asleep, mamma's chunk of a batyy,
tio asleep, mamma's baby boy.
His mother broke with grieving that her only
boy should perish,
But nursod the love ineffable that only mothers
Hut weary years of grieving brought their heri
tage, of madness,
Then the poor, gray, crazy mother felt again
the old-time gladness
For in her maddened thought she claspcd her
baby to her breast,
And with the old-time lullaby she soothed him
to his rest:
He's a plump little lump of a boy.
He'd a fat little chunk of a man
(Jo asleep, mamma's chunk of a baby,
Go asleep, mamma's baby boy.
And then her wandering boy came home, to
youthful scenes returning,
A nobler purpose in his soul, his wayward fol
She knew him not, and heeded not his penitent
tears and pleading,
For madness is both stern and deaf and hears
The strong man bowet before her as she sang
her crazy joy,
And he said: "I've lost my mother, but my
mother's lound her boy
He's a plump little lump of a boy,
He's a fat little chunk of a man
Go asleep, mamma's chunk of a baby.
Go asleep, mamma's baby boy.
—S. W. Foss, in Yankee Blade.
The Predicament of a Bachelor
Determined to Marry.
'You don't mean it.
'But I do, though."
'Isn't it a rathjr su
"On the contrary, my dear boy, I have
been thinking of it for some time."
Fred Bent gave a low whistle.
"Well, I must say you have kept it
"The best policy. If I had told you in
the first place you might have per
suaded me out of the notion. 2srow it is
"But you said you should never
"All blow, my dear fellow. When a
man is young, a mere boy, he does well
to rail at marriage, and declare he will
never wed. When he arrives at my
years and gray hairs he will think bet
ter of it."
"But Laurie, honest old fellow, were
you never in love?"
'Me—never!" And Laurence Weston
laughed scornfully at the idea as he
lighted afresh cigar.
"Then you are not going to marry for
love?" inquired Bent.
"What for, then?"
"Oh, a variety of things, I suppose,"
was Weston's answer, as he settled him
self more firmly in his crimson easy
chair and looked contemplatively at the
ceiling, while the blue wreaths of
smoke from his choice cigar made an
ethereal halo about his handsome head.
"Money, for one thing, I fancy," he
went on, "and then I am growing older,
my chances to marry well—to my lik
ing—will not always be as fair as they
are now, and I always intended to mar
"Oh! did you?"
"Yes, though I would never own it,
but I am in earnest now, and I mean to
marry before this year is out."
"Have you selected the lady?"
"There are two of them."
"Oh! you are going over to the Mor
"No, but you know a reserve force
comes handy. 'If one won't'—you
know the rest. Now, my dear Fred,
all this nonsense about falling in love
is bosh—pure humbug. I never could
love one woman any better than
another, unless I knew her better, and
discovered in her nature more lovable
qualities. I think it is much better to
select a woman whom you think in
every way likely to suit you, and then
set about learning to like her. When
a man is head over ears in love his
judgment is warped and his eyesight
Fred Bent laughed good- natnredly.
"I don't know, Laurie—I am always
in love, so, of course, my advice is
worthless to you."
"Exactly," said his friend. "Now
these two young ladies—"
"Would you object to telling me their
"Slot in the least. They are both
"Whatl the two Blanches?"
"Yes, Miss Sturtevant and Miss Wel
lington—both very suitable in every
way, and) as far as I know, 'heart
whole and fancy free.'"
"Well, you ought to win," said Bent.
"You are good looking and, by Jove,
fou have plenty of assurance. But I
must be going," and he arose.
At the. door he turned arid called
"Shall I see you at the Leonards) to
"Yes, I shall be there."
"All right good night," and, whistlng
softly to himself, he passed out of the
Merrick house, where Laurence Weston
had his bachelor quarters.
After he had gone his friend finished
his cigar and then, with a simile on his
lips, retired for the night.
Laurence Weston was a handsome
man, and he knew it and made use of
the knowledge whenever he could.
He was a great favorite with the
weaker sex—handsome men always are
—and had he desired to, he might have
counted his conquests by the score.*"
He was. not wealthy. His income
barely sufficed for his own luxurious
living, and when he married he could
by no means afford to despise that dross
for which men have, before now, sold
Surely it was no harm for him to part
with that insignificant organ in his anat
omy, which he, called a heart, in retnrn
tor a fair amount of loveliness and gold.
The next night found him iaultftssly
attired, at Mrs. Leonard's reception.
A shimmer of peach-bloom satin, in!
the mqvingmass of humanity, attracted
him, an^ taking a pair pf jrparkling
brown eyes as guiding stars, he made
his way to the side of Blanche Sturte
As she made room for him beside her,
I thought yon .didn't like ..recep
"I do not, as a general thing," he re*
plied, "but this had a peculiar attrac
tion for me."
The meaning he threw into the glance
he bestowed on her sent the delicate
bloom to her cheeks, and she
looked ten times, as lovely to his fastidi
ous eyes. ,,
But suddenly, while he gazed at her
pretty, flushed face, a queer sensation
seized him.- He felt actually timid
about asking this beautiful girl to be
his wife—even though he had been for
years a man of the world. Somehow
he felt as though she could read his
very thoughts with those bright eyes.
"Do. I look very badly?"
Her musical voice recalled him to his
"I beg your pardon. Was I staring
at you? Your dress is beautiful—and
"Thank you," she said, hurriedly.
"I fancied from the intentness of
your gaze you had not quite decided
whether I would do or not," and she
"I was in a brown study," he re
The crowd surged around them, and
two or three men looked anxiously at
the seat occupied by Weston.
Some music was playing in another
room, and when the strain had ended
he spoke again.
"Miss Sturtevant," he said, "I wanted
to ask you a question to-night, but the
crowd is so great that, there isnot much
opportunity for confidential talks. If I
will write to you to-morrow, will you
favor me with a reply?"
"Certainly!" and the brown eyes
smiled sweetly, and perhaps uncon
sciously, at him, as he rose to relin
quish his seat to another admirer.
"There—that was neatly done," was
his mental comment, "no fuss, no love
making to undergo—nothing disagree
able, and, if the fates are kind, I shall
have one of the finest looking and one
of the richest women in C. for my
He threaded his way carefully among
the crowd, replying to a kindly greet
ing here and there, and presently found
himself in the conservatory.
But it was occupied.
Standing under a tall palm, a radiant
vision in blue and gold, stood Blanche
His face brightened as he approached
her, for anything beautiful always ap
pealed strongly to the artistic side of
his nature, and what could be more
beautiful than this tall, queenly woman
with a crown of golden hair, and the
deep blue of a violet lurking in the cool
depths of her eyes!
What an opportunity there was to
win for his own this lovely girl!
His conversation with Miss Sturte
vant, a few moments ago, crossed his
mind, but he dismissed it with
He could easily explain to her his
request. Thank Heaven, he had not
Miss Wellington turned to him with
"So you are here this evening. Do
you enjoy it?"
"I have not—until now."
What did it matter if that sweet
speech was false, it was very neat. At
any rate it brought a beautiful color to
the soft cheek of the maiden before
"Is it not beautiful in here?" she
"Yes," fervently, "it is a fit setting
"Now you are flattering me."
"Indeed I' am not, I am always
truthful," and he threw a world of
counterfeit tenderness into the dark
eyes he turned upon her.
It was only a step from that to some
thing more—and he took it.
Holding her soft, white hand in his,
"Miss Blanche, I am growing very
tired of a lonely life. I waut some one
to share my griefs and joys. Will you
be my wife?"
"Really—I—I hardly know," she be
At that moment gay voices were
heard coming, in their direction, and
she drew her hand away from his clasp.
In another moment the lively party
were in sight, and he had only time to
murmur: "I will write to-morrow—
will you reply?"
"Yes," and presently the cool, re
tired place was invaded by the merry
makers, and Laurence Weston beat a
The next day he wrote the two let
ters he had promised—for he was a
man of his word.
To Miss Sturtevant he wrote this:
MY DEAR MISS BLANCHE—I wish to apologize
to you for some remarks I made to you last
night, and to say that I have changed my mind
concerning the matter I spoke of. It was real
ly of no consequence, and I beg you will not
give it any thought. It was, only an idle ques
tion, which merely amounted to nothing, and in
the fact cause which existed for my request no
longer exists. Please treat the whole affair as
a joke, and oblige. Yours, L. WESTON.
"There," he said, as he pushed the
sheet to one side, "I fancy that disposes
of Miss Sturtevant very easily. She
will think it was some foolish joke—
will never fancy I intended to ask her
to marry me-—for she thinks me a con
firmed bachelor. She is a lively, good
natured girl, and will soon forget the
whole affair. Now, for Miss'Welling
On another sheet of the fine cream
note paper he always used, he wrote to
Miss Wellington thus:
MY DEAR MISS BLANCHE—Had time permit
ted last night I should have urged you to ac
cept my hand and heart. But the crowd was so
great and the opportunity for private conversa
tion so limited, that It was impossible. You
promised to write to me—may I hope for a
favorable answer? If so, please appoint a time
for me to call and tell you all I would say, more
fully than I can commit it to paper. Yours,
'There," as he folded both letters and
placed them in their envelopes, "I feel
pretty sure of her reply, and now for a
This was in the morning, and in the
evening Fred Bent dropped in, as was
For a few moments the two men
smoked in silence.
Then there was a knock on the door,
which Mr. Weston answered.
When he came back into the room he
held in his hand two letters.
"If you will excuse me, Fred, I will
read these," he said.
"Oh, certainly—go ahead. From the
fair charmers, I suppose?"
Laurence Weston opened the letters
The first read like this:
DEAR MR. WESTON—Although your proposal
was a great surprise to me. for I always
thought you were not a marrying man, I can
say that I am inelined to regard It—and you—
favorably. If you will call to-morrow at ten
I shall be glad to receive you. Yours,
Blank dismay was pictured on his
features as he opened the other and
MR. WESTON Dear Sir—It is entirely mma
terial to me whether your language of lut
night was a joke or not, and no apologies are
necessary.. Allow me to advise yon, though,
that in well-regulated society such jokes %re
considered insults to a woman. Yours.
"WJtot's the ^nttq* Laurie? Yon
look though jou hid a «*ck»
"So I have.. Here, read these," and
hepushedthe letter&toward hiafriend.
Then he burst, into hearty-jfanghter.
"What are ^jrou lau$hiogM?" asked
"fla, ha£!"v Because, really oiti fei
low, 1 can't help it It's' tboi good—,
well, if it isn't rich. Did you-mean to
"Mean to do what?'' 't
"Can yon, ask nje?" twitl Bent, .taw*
ically, waving the two sheets of scented
note-paper in the air.
'What have I done? For Heavens
sake tell me if yOj^can, ^!^."
"Is it possibleUHat
You are not very shinswd, Laurie, or
else you are in love, and love,, you
know, is 'proverbially blind.'
"Go on,"- said Laurence, impatiently.
"Why, man alive, you put y.our let
ters in the wrong envelopes, as near as I
A sudden ray of intelligence darted
over Weston's face.
"I believe I did," he said, ruefully,
"and see what a scrape I have drawn
my devoted head into."
"Could yon make it up with Miss
"I feel sure I could. But Miss Stur
tevant has practically accepted me, and
see how I must insplt her.1' s
"And yet," mused Fred, '*y°u ought
to explain to Miss Wellington."
"I know it," distractedly, "but if-1
do, I must also explain to Miss Sturte
"Now, honestly, Laurie do yon care
anything for either one?"
Laurence Weston met his friend's
gaze without flinching.
"No, honestly, Fred, I like and ad
mire one as much as the other."
"Why not give them both up?"
"And get into the mire deeper than I
am? Besides, I am determined to mar
ry one of them."
"Well," said Bent, rising to go, "I
am sorry for you, Laurie. This is
what your assurance and 4dund com
mon sense has brought you to. For
my part, 1 prefer romance. Good-by,
"Good-by, "came mournfully from the
depths of the easy chair.
At the door Bent halted.
"I say, Laurie, I might help you out.
I might marry one of them."
"If you only would but which one?"
"Aye, that's it," echoed Bent, as he
closed, the door and went down the
hj}ll and the. evening breezes wafted
his words back, "that's the rub—which
one?"—Agnes L. Pratt,in Boston Globe.
PRETTY WOMEN ARE GOOD, TOO
Bat Somehow the Homely Ones Get Most
of the Credit for Goodness.
Why is it that only the homely, un
attractive girls receive praise for their
virtues? There are just as many good
pretty girls as there are ugly ones, yet
one seldom hears much about the good
deeds of pretty women.
Yet how much more cre'dit pretty
women deserve for doing acts than
ugly ones. Nobody expects. .much of
pretty women. They can be selfish,
tyrannical, almost anything they like,
without being blamed very much,
while the ugly girl muct be good to bo
endured by her fellow creatures.
Still it's rather hard for the pretty
woman who practices a few virtues
never to get credit for them.
I was struck by this recently when
the name of a girl came up for dis
cussion and a number of racy stories
were told about her. One man, who
had known her all his life, said that he
liked her anyway that at her home she
nursed the sick and the wants of the
poor were relieved by her generosity. 1
had heard stories about this girl for
many years and this was the first kind
one. If the girl had been homely she'd
have had no temptation she would
have led a sedate life, and nursing the
sick and feeding the poor would have
been all to be said of her. But the
pretty girl's shortcomings were
blazoned abroad and her kindnesses
There's another handsome woman
whose name is spoken with a sneer,
whose life has been full of kindly deeds
who has nursed her friends' sick chil
dren night after night who has always
thought of the comfort and happiness
of the people she loved—but these
things are never mentioned.
And still another, whose ungodly
church shunning ways are a by-word,
and whose daily charities are so large
as to make the church-going miser
grasp his purse strings in terror at the
thought of them.
And what do yon think of a pretty
girl who has been at the beck and call
of her friends' convenience for many
years, who is willing to stay with
friends and nurse their children just
from pure heart kindness, who greased
with her own dainty hands three little
children with measles, who nursed the
same night after night, and who is al
ways the most comforting, kindly, lov
ing body to be found when sickness and
And another pretty woman I know
and whose life I would extol has spent
her days in the fulfillment of hard du
ties and sacrifices to the comfort and
happiness of those about her. She has
no vanity, no love of self. Her mind is
as brilliant and attractive as her face,
and she loves all the good things and
pretty things she has been denied, yet
with a cheerful spirit she lives well and
nobly every day of her life. This is
Everywhere that I turn my thoughts
I find women as good as they are fair
to look upon.—Atlanta Constitution.
Superficial Judgment of Men.
In our judgment of men we are to be
ware of giving any great importance to
occasional acts. By acts of occasional
generosity weak men endeavor to re
deem themselves in their own estima
tion, vain men to exalt themselves in
that of mankind. It may be observed
that there are no men more worthless
and selfish, in the general tenor of their
lives, than. some who, from time to
time, perform feats of generosity.
Sentimental selfishness will commonly
vary its indulgences in this way, and
vainglorious selfishness will break out/
into acts of munificence. But self-gov
ernmettt and self-denial are not td be
relied upon for real strength, except in
so far as they are found to-be exercised
in detail.—N. Y. Ledger.
A Timely Suggestion.
Mrs. Peterby—'Thomas, your hat is
right shabby. You want to buy your
self anew one.
Judge Peterby—This old hat is good
Mrs. Peterby (after a pause)—Then
you can at least buy me one.—Texas
Not Given Fair Show.
Mrs. Quibble—The trouble With you,
Silas, is that when you make a mistake
you are never willing to admit it.
Mr. Quibble —Oh! yes,- I'm" ready
enough but when I never make a mis
take, I don't have any chance to admit
—A passenger on the steamer differed
one Of the sailors a glass of whisky,
which the honest tav declined, saying:
"No, thank'ee, sir, I nevser drink whis
ky, besides It's too early yet and third
ly/! have had three glasses^ already.'
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1 Convenient Impiement to \Have
Around FSS'iJi :v-n
A ,K,ansaa sub$pjriber .fendi} 1# .tht
Orange Judd Farmer the jsketcli .UJus*
krated herewith and writes: call it
bhe "Lightning Fodder HpnUrf^" *®d
consider it a very1 handy implement,
it is made of eigh't ft-inch 10-foot fence
boards (a, a, etc.'),with one 6-inch fence
board: 7 fe^t long crosswise, under
neath in front (6). On top in front is
feet Ipng (c), with eight
24-inch bolts inches long through
"I.IGHTNINQ FODDER HAULER.
a, and ?. On the rear of top is an
other piece (d) just" like
which and the boards (a) are run eight
%-inch bolts 814 inches long. The
heads of all bolts are underneath. Bore
two holes for stakes (*,
outer ends of hind' cross piece (d).
Fasten by chain in front, and half the
terrors of fodder hauling have disap
peared. A cross section is shown at
the right of the illustration.
WORK IN THE GARDEN.
What Should Be Done in Spring to In
sure Good Results.
Spring is here and work plenty in the
garden. One advantage of the north is,
that for the winter months but little
can be done out Of doors, and" when the
green buds begin to push out and the
grass to grow, people are itching to be
doing something to help matters along.
Pretty nearly.everybody who has a plot
of land will make some kind of an
effort to clean up in springtime. The
Any Intelligent Farmer Can Duplicate th«
The most effective cultivator I ever
used was a home-made one. The three
main timbers, 111, were 3'^ by 3%
inches and the piece in front 3 by 8%
nches wide by 5 inches in dspth, bolted
to the center piece and cut away under
neath in front to accommodate the
clevis. The handles, 3 3, were ordinary
plow handles bolted to the center piece
about one-third the distance from the
front end. The uprights, 4 4, arc 1 by
2 inches, chamfered at the insides
at the lower ends in order to give
necessary width at the top to cor
respond to the width of the handles.
They are attached to the pin which
holds the handles together. The irons
5 5, are by 1 inch or heavier if de
sired. They are secured to a bolt with
a hand setting nut. When a change of
adjustment is necessary, the nut is
taken off, the irons sprung off the bolt
and arranged at the width desired.
Two pieces of iron, 6 C, by 3 inches,
are bolted at the front, one at the bot
tom, the other at the top, and act as a
hinge when adjusting at different
widths. The teeth used were ordinary
cultivator teeth. No wheel was used,
which admitted of its being attached
close to the horse. Such a machine is
very cheaply and simply made: Any
person that can make a pair of bar
posts can do the work, except punch
ing the irons.—J. H. Andre, in Farm
The Price of Wisdom.
There is nothing stranger to youth
than the persistency with which age
proffers its experience there is nothing
more trying to age than the determina
tion of youth not to accept it. Tho
fathers, mothers and guardians, who
have learned their hard lessons, would
be glad to impart their knowledge,
without its ruinous price, to those they
love. But the youngsters will have
none of it. No they must buy their
own wisdom, "dree their own weird,"
"pay the piper" themselves. No yearn
ing affection can shield them from the
trials and temptations they rush so
gayly to meet But why should the
elders continually mourn that such is
the case? They have spent their lives
in learning how to live. So. did their
predecessors. Their children will' do
the. same. The law is universal'
Knowledge comes only with age and
wisd with ttie close of life.' It must
be that it was so' intbnded. The blun
ders of youth* the struggles of maturity-,
the regret* ot age, are all part of thou
inevitable training of each soul a train
ing nsctssary before it is prepared to
entor a fuller life.-—Harper's Bazar.
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MECHANISM OR THE HEART.
How Sadden Death From Heat Failure
Mnjr Be Prevented*
Now the American idea of treating
(he heart, when, it is diseased, from
overwork, is to stop the had food and
give good food. Nature will then re
move from the blood stream the physi
cal causes of obstruction, an4 the .heart
will come down in Bize and be restored,
simply because it has xio more than its
normal work tO do. This is a principle
of surgery, to-wit, to remove a foreign
body from the eye, and the eye gets
well of itself nature will always cure
if she has a chance. This is repetition,
but there is need of it.
Few have any idea how far the blood
has to travel in the human body. If
the capillaries, which are l-8000th of an
inch in diameter, of the human body
could be removed and put into one
straight line, it is estimated that this
line would reach around the globe call
it 1,000 miles, it is clear that it Will take
force to project water through such a
tube, and that it would take more force
to project molasses. Now, if the heart
projects normal blood through this
tube, it is also clear that it would have
to work harder to project abnormally
thick blood, and so doing would grow
bigger. The nerves of the heart are
automatic, and do their work in their
way as the nerves of the head do
theirs. They appear to know when there
is obstruction to the circulation, and
they make the heart beat harder.
When I Was a medical student a snake
was brought to be killed. It was in a
deep, empty glass jar, and a stream of
carbonic acid gas was turned on. In a
few minutes it was dead. All the gas was
not used, but was turned on to the back
of my hand soon the skin was a livid
lead color, was devoid of feeling, and
paralyzed. Now this gas largely form
ed in the stomach, becomes absorbed
through the heart sac, and paralyzes
the heart. Probably this was so with
Secretary Windom. He had eaten and
then he spoke. The force used in speak
ing was taken from the work of diges
tion so that the blood fermented, or he
may have been drinking carbonic acid
water, and the stomach was full of car
bonic acid gas. Thence it exosposed
into the heart sac and death followed.
I knew a doctor (who knew better) to
die from eating food which he knew
would ferment, simply because he pre
ferred the taste of his viands to their
pathological effects. He is not alone
so long as mankind lives to eat and does
not eat to live, just so long will sudden
deaths from weak hearts occur.
It is not a wonder that Secretary
Windom died it is a marvel that he
lived as long as he did. If his previous
history is correctly given, he had symp
toms of heart disease for some time.
He wfes liable to die any moment, as
Dr. Sims died in bed, Rev. Dr. Dexter
on a lounge, Dr. Cowden at the bedside
of a patient, Almon W. Griswold on the
elevated road, and many others. We
should be thankful that Secretary Win
dom was permitted to read his address
and thus splendidly close his life, for,
so long as he lived on the conventional
diet of starch and sugar in excess, no
one could tell how long he could sur
first thing to do is to clean up all
leaves, rubbish, etc., and where this is
admissible, the better way is to bury it.
It helps, on decaying, to furnish ma-1
terial for building up new plant growth,
Flower beds and places where anything
i» to be planted require spading up, if
small spaces around the house, if large,
tlic plow will do it more expeditiously,
and it should not be forgotten that a
coating of manure is beneficial to work
in the soil.
Anything in the way of shrubs, trees
or hardy border plants that are now
being more thought of than formerly,
should be planted as soon as the ground
is in fit condition, as if left to the
last moment it is often too late, as de
ciduous trees and shrubs do not trans
plant favorably when the leaves have
burst out. Flower-beds that stand for
a long time in the same place and
year after year are expected to grow
about the same kinds of plants will, if
not heavily manured, be found to fail
to furnish the display they did at
first. This is because some particular
part of the soil that is necessary to the
Again Secretary Windom had treat
ment, but it was neutralized by a too
close attention to business and possibly
by the late financial, woAd-wide panic,
in which people looked to the govern
ment for relief for the evils brought on
by speculation. People forget it is work
to live—that each person has a limited
amount of dynamic energy to expend
in doing life work. Ten hours of brain
work a day is enough. Longer work
than this steals from some other organ.
If it is the heart, it will give out. If
it is the stomach, it will not digest the
food. If one has a broken bone and
works too hard, the bone will not unite.
So when people overeat or eat food that
is hard to digest, they put a like strain
on their system.—N. Y. Tribune.
well being of the plant has been ex
hausted. Some gardeners, where the
flower-beds are cut out of the grass or
lawn, make a new arrangement, re-sod
over the old spots, and cut new ones
from fresh soil. Another way is to
add a portion of fresh new soil to the
bed, and cart away a corresponding
portion of the old. It is all on the prin
ciple of rotation of crops, that the'
farmer finds beneficial in keeping his
farm in what is called good heart.
On Tenter Hooks.
Nervous people are always on tenter
facoks. A slight noise smites the drums of
their ears like tho clash of cymbals. The
most trivial, unexpected sound drives them
to the verge of distraction. But invigorated
and built up with Hostetter's Stomach Bit
ters, their supersensitiveness speedily dis
appears. Dyspepsia, malaria, kidney
troubles, biliousness and rheumatism are
cured by the Bitters.
A BOT whose leg was11 repaired in New
York by grafting some skin from a dog,
complains now that his skin barks easily.—
Boston Commercial Bulletin.
FIVE cents saved on soap five dollars lost
on rotted clothes. Is thai economy There is
eents difference between the cost of a
bar ot the poorest soap made and the best,
which is as all know, Dobbins' Electric.
IT is a woman's nature to pet something.
If she has nothing to pet Bhe is apt to be in
a pet herself.—Somerville Journal.
•M* C9» ftWftptuSftS «r
MY friend, look here! you know how weak
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Carter's Iron Pills will relieve her. Now
why not be fair about it and buy her a box?
et close enough
poke him_yvith ajstick that's the sign
ke him wit
to a frog to
SCRRERERS FROM Couous, SORE THROAT,
etc., should try
is a very stupid boy tbat doesn't know
his lines when the trout season arrives.—
X)u Bola (Pa.) Courier.
EXPLOSIONS of Coughing are stopped by
Hale's Honey of Horehouud aud Tar.
Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute.
in the field is shocked, and when it
is made into whisky it is shocking.—Bing
is no longer necessary to take blue pills
to rouse the liver to action. Carter's Little
LlverPillsare much better.Don tforget this.
cat is a mewt animal, but "he has a
voice like afire alarm.—Blnghamton Re
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weaknesses, accompanied by weak
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The Great Eastern Saved by the Inge
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The Great Eastern, tipfe largest steam
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So!d only in
A heavy burden
-4lll the ills and ailments that only
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WhltfW two days pnt she was met by
a brislt .gale, which speedily, developed
into a Hurricane of destructive violence.
The side paddles were bent out of posi
tion and made useless,' th'6 top of the
rudder post was smashed and the help
less ship was soon tossing and rolling
about 4n tjie -most' alarming manner.
The waves were constantly washing
over the decks and six of the boats were
swept away, while the others stove in.'
The interior of the ship presented a
scene of the utmost confusion. Crock
ery and culinary utensils went crashing
about in all directions, chairs and ta
bles were broken, and mirrors and
chandeliers were shattered into frag
ments. The officers of the ship were at
a loss what to do, and probably the
Great Eastern would have gone to the
bottom had hot a passenger, H. E.
Towle, of Boston, who was a civil en
gineer, suggested and earned out a plan
for controlling the rudder by means of
a large' chain fable. After an immense
amount of labor every difficulty was
overcome and on the second day after
the hurricane began the.vessel again
answered her helm and proceeded on
her course. The passengers held a meet
ing, passed resolutions complimentary
to Mr. Towle and made him a present
of a gold watch.—Chicago News.
A Happy Thought.
Treasurer Below Par Railroad—Let
me help you to some more of the money.
First Director—No, thank you, I have
all I can spend without attracting at
Second Director—No, no!. Thanks,
no. I couldn't carry another cent.
Pockets bursting now. Same way with
all the others.
Treasurer (in despair)—What shall I
do with all this pile^ It's ten times toe
much for the sinking' fund.
First Director (after deep meditation)
—By Jove! I have it. Let's declare a
dividend.—N. Y. Weekly.
A LITTLE poker now and then sometimes
does up the best of men.—Oil City Blizzard.
Ohio & Migs.Raihvay.
Office President and
746 Dolphin Street,
"I Tvas bruised bad
ly in hip and side by
a fall and suflered se
verely. St. Jacobs Oil
me." WM.C. HAKDEN,
"My foot suddenly
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A Bravny Bargee at the HefR.
A Planters Experience.
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I employ ISO hands frequently feaff.
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