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Urfc Emerson (of Hoston) You Lhoiildn't use bIiuir, Susie. Your favor t8 old Km.'"11 a"uor do m,t counte- "SoOli, yea, tlioy do, mamma, tinu't vou remember what Cellcy (lib. J,,r .ays about tlio youtU that JJroJ tho Kii'"'' ':"nl(l? For lloraelf Altuip, pIie.Iio you luvo uio for my sol f Heof course I do. Ion don t biiii- .. I wiiut jour mother uhout ull ihe time, uJ y''?-J'"1y. t:i) li "ml "iilne-tioouprn, .president Harrison jrlvcs a mosl liiliTi'Slluj? pen picture of "A Day with the President at His Desk," In the Ln jlL.a' Home Journal. Tlio article Is iiuliiii''. m. being flrst written liy a 1'ropMi'iit of life In tlio While Ilcur-o, mil I" describing tlio routine of a Chief Pxeciitlve. A feature that lio tronls with directness relates to tlio Presi dent's interruptions from callers ami oiHee-seekers. "It la a rare (food for tune," lie writes, "during tlio early mouths of nn administration If the 1'ri'slileiit gets oue wholly unliiterrnpt i j hour at Ills desk each day. The Prog, lethit's time la so broken Into WW that he Is often driven to late night work, or to set up a desk In Ills bed-room when preparing a message or other paper requiring unbroken attention. Xliouglitlessutss Is the root of nil this. 'I only want live minutes;' and If he were the only oue It could be spared; lint his double Is at his heels,, and the urgent public business Is postponed or done nt ulght with a Jaded mlud. It may he said that untimely visitors should be excluded, and so they should; but thoughtfulness on their part would lie a cure without a smart." Uegnrdiiiff tUcoMlce-seekenj' persistency In having personal Interviews with the President, General Harrison asserts that they advance their cause but little, If at all. "Y.ut the feeling that some thing is or may be gained by a personal Interview prevails, and for the first year and a half of an administration the President spends from four to six hours of each day talking about things he will not have to act upon for months, while the things that ought to be done presently are hurtfully postponed. ; "If tlio President could make up and publish an appointment docket, and no tify nil persons having anything to 6aj in a particular case to 'draw near' on a fixed day, It would result tu a great sav ing of ti in o all around, and a great sav ing of money to the applicants, who could remain at home until summoned to appear. No papers should be received after the submission cf the case, and motions for a rehearing and for a new trial should be barred." Weighing lee by Measure. A correspondent of the Western Druggist complains that ho Is continu ally defrauded in the lee delivered for his soda fountain, and weighing not be ing exactly practicable, ho wants to know If he cannot find the true weighl of a chunk of ice by measurement. ; St. Louis druggists are not alone Id their complaint about short weight on lee, and the explanation for the diminu tive size of a 100-pound chunk of lee, namely, that It Is the coldness of It .which lias contracted It so, will be as familiar to them ns to their brethren In I'.l luck in Chicago. A3 to the ques tion of our correspondent, that Is en tirely apropos, and we take pleasure In assisting him. The calculation Is quite simple If we remember that one cubic foot of water weighs 02.5 pounds. One cubic foot equals 12 times 12 times 12. or 1.72S cubic inches. Dividing this by the number of pounds of water gives tu 1,728, divided by G2.S, equals 27.(13. llenee, one pound of water measures l!7.0."i cubic Inches, which for 100 pounds makes 2,7tio cubic inches. While lee blocks, n-i delivered, are not always oi exactly rectangular shape, yet In a ma jority of cases tlio weight could be de termined approximately correct. Wf would advise our readers to try till! plan, appealing to the scale when theii figures are doubted.- Scrofula Gored "When threo months old my boy was IrrmUcd with scrofula. There wero soro fluccs on bis hands and body as largo us a man's hand, nnd sometimes the Mood tfouid run. Vie began giving him Hood's Snisaimilla and it soon took effect. When lie li;nl luken three bottles he was cured." W. U. Causer, West Earl, Pennsylvania. Sarsa- lUlv.-lnfiit-tllieOnnTrueIi loort I'll rUler. kftrfi'e D;H cure nil l.iver Ills and "OSU S riilS Sic k Headache. 250. V II of Hires Rootbeer on a sweltering hot day is highly essen tial to comfort and liealth. It cools the blood, reduces yocr temperature, tones the. stoniacli. Rootbeer should be iu every homo, ill every 4 office, iu every work shop. A temperance think, more health ful than ice water, more delightful and satisfying than any other beverage pro duced. Mirt.-nnlt ti e HiirVs H'tc. Co.. I'MUt. IpM. A etc mahel i gaUvi.1. Scl-I 0' erjubaifl. 1 ii VSTA DRUNKARDS "sWe'S? t,.,i'y''M '"a'"' drill I' dlJMW. n-irvellom lIL ' , bwn llso,v,,r...l roll.l "Ami- iir m wY'"h iimIm tlw imlirU' Im U " I- ' "tie .Innk i:h,mt fcunwin vi,v, u It ca l If i"'r'1' . noun an.1 !. m. ,1i1""'J"l'" '' k"! '"ur rtrunl-l ' Ja U.ir tu l.fuov. Ohi-.iu-Bl C... . Hv.; I '..A '"ril- t"' ' ! I ""' i(,tjn.l. in C-T tl ?'""" W';l1 ''"'"'tl I"" lu SlV, . lv- li'lri,i,ultin inHilfMl tree. rj'T KHJIl qtricklri ralt for on 1'iw.eJ.iw LLr"""1-' Ki-aH Tit I, Oa.. WU'W. S.Y. Wj-H I l.H.L.. k.HlCT. NjKrl Til nw v 'ssMSScii N-M-i.i:-uin 'i'M t...i. rjc;-i r - no ' ' t j- f -.5".V.--r;'fnf '-f..T-': I 'ICE.HILLINC- IS A FASCINATING SPORT OF THE PEOPLE, M.o Rl,all..g Is Nt So (load, 1? to II,. 1 .,,' I,,.-!!,,,,!,,,,, Arn y , (. Msl,,(,lmi.H ,, A,,.T1,,nv. l"g tlilcU IVeodcn Ihibs atl'prluhls Tl : . ariHtooiacy mimso themselves -.J "' ii in tuo samu way as our own lUey Hl'oot, they Uif and play cards in , . ' l,"'Jr lm'elier pigeons out i. traps, tlKy have their race meetings, t'xy daaeu mud, and well; some have J-nehts of their own. Many of them keep ingash grooms, and their Kn"- uu wnen they speak it for this rea son smacks somewhat of the stable, hough, they are not usually aware that l" ease, jt a Unssnm avisto- .tawias succeeiled m making himself oou uae an ligli.shmnu, and behaves line one, no is happy. ut winter sports in which, how- oei, imi a small minority of the Rus ....... j.,,,, i. lii.u I.O nine part lliero are skating, iee-yaeliting, snow-shoeing ami ice-hilling. The skating ought, naturally, to bo very good iu Russia. A.S a matter of fact thn i is o-n,'n,-,ii ;lead and lacking iu that elasticity and "piing wiueu are characteristic of our English ice. It is too thick for clastic ity, though the surface is benutifullv kept nnd scionlilieally treated with a view to skating wherever a space is nuoueti or an acre or two of tho Neva's ...u.. , uuBura in leciauneu ro imii;o a sKiitmg ground. Homo of the Hussiiiu amateurs sknto marvelously, as also do many oi tno J'.nglisli and other forei residents. le0 yachting is contined almost entirely to tiiese latter, the na i.ves noi having as yet awakened to tho merits of this line pastime. Ice-hilling, however, at fair time that is, during the carnival week pre ceiling the "long fast" or Lent i much practiced bv the licoule. This ii a kind of cross between the switchback and tobogganing, ami is an exceedingly popular iunuseiuent nmonif tliaF.in'Hsii residents of St. Petersburg, who sup port an J.'e Hill (Huh of their own and repair to it weekly during tho whiter in order to amuse themselves bv divinr headlong down the ico slopes, and to be amused by tlio attempts of novices to follow their example. I ma v assure my readers that ice-hilling is nt once tho most awe-inspiring to beginners, nnd tho most charming of all sports to me expert mat tue nana ot m.m can imagine. Snow-shoeing, again, is a fine and healthful recreation: it is tlio "sk running of Norwav, and is beloved and much practiced by nil Englishmen who are for,unato enough to be mtnmueed to its fascinations. It is too diiiicult and requires too much exei-iinn, how ever, for young Kussia, nnd that in dolent individual, in consequence, rarely dons the snowsbo". Tho liussiaus are a theatre-loving people, and the ai tiii; must he very good to please their critical taste Many of the theitves are "imperial,1 that is, the Ktnte "pays tho piper" if the receipt -i of the theatre so protected do tmt ;,e!rnce the cxyieiuliture. In paving fur geod artists, whether oper atic or dramatic, tlw Uussians are mast hivish. Kemly every Russian is a natural musician, ami cannot only sing m tune but can take a part "by ear." The man with the balaleika or garmonka is at ways sure of an admiring audience. whether in town or village; and there is not a tiny hamlet in the Empire bill resolves itself on holidays into a pair of choral societies one for male and one for female voices which either parade up and down the village street, sing ing, without, of course, either conduc tor or accompaniment, or sit in rows upon tho benches outside the huts, oc cupied in a similar manner. Occasionally, but, very rarely, you may seo a party of Russian children or young men ami women, playing in tho open air at oue of two games. The first is a variant ot "prisoner s nase the other is a species of ninepins, or skittles, played with a group of up rights, at which short, thick clubs are thrown. Tho Russian youth those who avo energetic enough to nractice tho game sometimes attain considerable protioie;y with these grim little weapons, ami make wonder ful shots at a distance of somo thirty vards or so. But whilo tho Russian or any other youth is studying tho art of projecting tho missies, which are quite heavy enough to break a head or a shin if the proprietor happened to lie "knocking around" within a short walk, it is well to take up one s aoone in an adjoining parish and to get behind a good, substantial building, say a church, for the game-playing Russian is erratic to a fault iu the early stages of his initiation into the mysteries of any kind of pastime requiring skill. Chambers's Journal. Tlio Chinook. .. In the Northwestern States a pe culiarly warm, dry wind, called the ri.:. b,'. -h has a wonderful power 11111"."., , - of "eating up" snow, occasionally pre vails, ami a remarKaoiu this wind occurred iu Oregon nnd Washington last December. Professor Ward, writing iu Science, calls atten tion to the close resemblance between the Chinook winds of the Cascades and ,. ,. i.,; r.itviiins nnd the cele- brated f.ehn winds of tho Alps. Roth blow down from the mountain ranges, , , .ii ,,!.. .ii'i'.'ets. in the sudden ana ooiu m"""" ' . , liquefaction of snow, that are almost mi-velous. There is no myst cry about them, although they require particular conditions nt atm"spiic. ,...-.. , i ,.-iU, ..ei-tnin eHects arising theposi,i;.n.f momduns with respect to tno no.n lines of equal temperature. -Loaon Cultivator. rlw;ilra' Sl.mmij-. I "TY-hovcloes Cleopatra's body rest? - ,..lv h-ivmaii who would not nn T ' K-rvpt!" After her iK-er, .li. ,if, pf intese. ?CtrlV;; -s'ted loves, Cleopatra hand of man. H'.t - " n , rears has brought n o . , ,lgly n, .mm,, y... , . bunch of ueenjejl '"'' ,.,, r :mli tied to ns hea l-a m -iKhtlv-swathed dust-hes (he hideous pus. co '" li'(', ;',,. , . Museum. It i t ''''" ' ,''", .. ,v " CONTENTED ABORICINALS. Soinetliliu, Almul tl, I i,l,..l i,i.ln,cf HiilUli CiiIiiiiiIiIu, 'J'lio Flathead Indians of Ih iliHi C,d nmbia afior.l an t-xlousivo field for character i.tmly, ami the writer Imviujj ived anumg them a numl,er f yem s, lias had unlimited opportunities for noting their jieeuliai-ilies, I'lieudly contact with this iieople siiows them to bo of nil cnti.-ely dilVerent disK.'.iiioii from their n ntiiwestevn brothers, and distinct av a tribe. Tin y rccico no help from ihe Co-.u-iuneu'l, for the rea son that they are well able to f.nslaiii themselves by securing employment at numerous occupations open to'tliem. Independeueo is stamped upon their countenances and their talent consists in carving, canoe building and kindred employments. Fishing and hop i-ick-ing are the principal industries iu which they are employed during tlio summer, while in winter, felling tim ber nnd hunting gives ample compen sation for a comfortable living. Canoes are their melius of transportation and their skill iu manipulating tho paddle is often made manifest during town ex hibitions, in which this sport is a prominent feature, (treat numbers of these ingenious Indians live along tho trend of the Frnzer River, which winds its way through dark canyons, amid towering mountains, where in proxim ity to tho waters .turbulcntly falling over rocks they live in a state of felic ity, fishing and hunting. The ritual of the Roman Catholic Church attracts many of them, and schools of this denomination nro scat tered about tho province. Industrial schools also are opened for their espec ial benefit and many of the youthful Indians avail themselves of this instruc tion. Indian brass bands hnvo been organized at diil'orent stations and it is ir.iiazing to note their rapid acquisi tion of skill in the management of the different mu;-ienl instruments, consid ering that they were comparative strangers to anything in this line such a short time ago, and now it is quite a common sight to observo these bunds playing on occasions of festivity in tho cities. Tin y are great fish eaters, "and their mild temperament is attributed to the eli'eet of this diet, which is tho chief food of every meal and cooked by means of smoking, giving it nn appear ance thai detract:) much from its de licious ta- le. At the end of the fish ing seiHi.n (lio-e w ho receive their en tire earning iu bull; leave at once for tho city, there to transform the money into uierchnudise, for they are far from being money accumulators, and have a decided liking for receiving its worth in t! 1 1 1 u I goods. TbA women are hard workers and are frequently seen walking through the cities burdened with a "pack" suffici ently heavy for a strong man to carry; but fastened as it is to their backs, tlioy evince no sign of weariness, while in winter tlioy are s-jen walking along with characteristic gait iu their bavo feet, over ice and snow, showing no ap parent discomfort for the exposure. . . THE FUR S:AL, Its Urcci'ltig Gi-miiidi', Criinl'.i, Homo Lllc nnd ri-mllH'tiveiu'9.. The male fur seal, or "beachmas ter,'' rcc-hcsfiill maturity at the ago of seven years. At that time his weight is about -100 pounds, being consider ably heavier when first in from the sea in the spring, or after feeding in tho fall than ill the intervening period, when ho fasts on laud and grows grad ually lean and weak. The males vary considerably i'.l color, tho general shade being black or dark brown, with long hair or bristles of yellowish white. These are especially long and numer ous on tho thickened back of the neck, forming tho so-called "wig." Tiie wigged males have a rough, eoni'so eoati and their skins are without mar ket value. The animal makes its homo on the rocky shores of tho islands in large, closely-massed bauds, forming what are cal'led rockeries. It. is ex extromely gregarious; individuals sel dom venturing far from tho main body, while on land, though wandering about singly in tho sea. Tho female fur sea'lVis much smaller than the male, and has soft, smooth hair of varying shades of brown, under which is the dense, short, brown fur. Tho female bears her first offspring at the age of three years, but her full growth is not attained till two or three years later. The average weight of tho grown fenialo is about eighty pounds. The young or fur seal, called a pup, is born soon "after the arrival of tho female. Its weight at birth is about ten pounds. Tho fur seal is a polygamous, each male capable of holding a place on the breeding grounds having from one to oue hundred females in his charge, constituting what is known as a "harem," the average uumoer oeiug about thirty. Ent tho sizo of each family is subject to variation depend in uot chiefly on tho strength of the male, but the iirefc-rence ot tuo lenia.o for a local ion, and on the, topography of the ground. The young male is very similar to tho female in color and atmearanee. Ho is not permitted to cuter tho rookeries iu the breeding asou. The old mates are ieiy i ar ticular in ibis regard,, ami uio om-u- clors " as thevare ended, nrcioieeti u herd by themselves on what is known the "hauling grounds, it.o.u.u ar the breeding grounds, but dis tinct from them. Forum. I), inmracy la Scotland. The spirit of democracy is dominant in Aberdeen, Scotland. ;i ""i""' fore thecitv election a candidate for ol'.iee thought he would call on a few bet. an of tho leading city councillors, tic hail ed a cull ami told tno e.uma:i to e him to Councillor Kissett's the driv treasurer. T "ue councillor was loun-i in a i''- h's shop, shoeing n horse. i-U See somebody better than this, snu , i said the candidate. "Drive mo 10 cillor Maillaml'sofflce. o cabman thereupon drove bun to Coon Tic the pawnbroker's. ".Drive me Councillor. Gray , he ejaculated. . ,, . , -I am Councillor Gray, sir, replied the cabman. Tit-Bits. TIhTmcI PoiverAii l'oist'rl. When snake venom is concentrate;! l.y removing tho albumen substance rid ret:ii"ina the otiier two, what is left e,.'iit-.ii - th" most powerful poi-ivii ',,.., v. l :o t.'-.-.-.o. -ry. lr lias been V-' .Vi a i ";. 'i'nl , r " eli r' iiy Ul pik i ..O'ild iiJ l.'.OVJ .J 2.5, 030 penpal - ms CLOCK OF FLOWERS. JOHN D, ROCKEFELLER WILL HAVE A LARUE FLORAL TIMUF'lECii U 1m for Hit) Htiindai-il Oil lUaKiialti'n Coiin tr.v Si'iil riant M'liimc IlItmiiioM Open Itud Clone Iti-B ii Inrly at t't-i-lalll Hour to lo L'nt'd A Novelty In 'MiU t'otiulry, John 1), Hockc'ellt-r, the multi-mil-ionairo Standard (III magnate, is to have, it is reported, on extraordinary floral novelty on the grounds of bis country seat on the Hudson, near T'ar rytown. Tiie wondi r talked of is to lu ii clock, maiio entirely of growing flow ers, and it will tell tho time of tlio day with much accuracy. Tho lloral clock is '"ho suggestion of Mrs. Rockefeller, w::h whom botany is more than a mere fi.i l, for sha has for liiuny years been an t iniest student of lloriculturo, pad is i.u authority on plants. It is said that before she was married to Mr. lloclrefcllei, and whilo that gentleman was y, t u bookkeeper, she was a teacher of botany. There has never been a lloral clock planted iu this country, l.tit the Raren ess liurdett-Coittts had one and so did tho Duko of Westminister, and they were a source of pleasure to the owners and their guests. Tiie ono that is expec ted will be seeil up tho Amc.ican Rhino will bo of homo deign ami tho flowers used will be for the most part those that grow wild about T.irrylown. There nro sixty-seven varieties of flowers that have certain hours for opening and closing their petals. Away back in a misty ago llowers were tho timepieces of tho poor, who had no other way of telling tlio time. Tlio white lily, now ns then, opens at 7 a. in. and closes at 5 p. in., and in tho country districts is called tho "day lily." Tho design for Mr. Rockefeller's clock, it is said, has just been com pleted by an Ohio landscape gar dener, who has selected the common yellow dandelion to represent thn hands. These flowers open at 3.30 a. m. and close at about H.iiO p. m., and the hands will point to tho ar rangement of flowers representing those figures. Fur other parts of the queer timepiece tiie gardener has sug gested a largo number out of the many from which a selection may bo made, and Mrs. Rockefeller will decide which these shall be. Tho yellow goat's beard will bo used for one. It grows iu the meadows everywhere, and in tho poor districts of Scotland the schools which cannot have clocks aro dismissed by it. For the 2 p. m. flower tho hawkseed has been suggested ns tho best, as it closes at that hour to the minute. Then the snow thistle, all common to tiie meadow, closes its little white llower at exactly 1 p. m. Tho best 11 a. m. plant is from tiie pasture and is called, the so.v thistle. It opens nt 5 a. ni. and begins to close at 11, but is not completely closed before noon. Tho water lily ami several other members of tho lily family are cele brated for the exactness with which they open anil close each day, and there are a number cf flowers common to the eveiy-day sight that may be made to do duty in the construction cf the novelty that is to contribute to tho pleasure of Mr. Rockefeller and his friends. From a distance, the clock will have the appearance of a flower bed, but no t!ue will on close inspection mistake it for anything other than what it is. That those not familiar with the habits of the flowers may 'anticipate the pretty timekeepers iu their duty an oilcloth book, written in indelible ink, will probably be placed alongside the clock, so that those who watch may inform themselves. Xew York World. restUV'i-ons UnlValo (tiiats, John W. Rusk, of Heliport, N. C, writes to tho New York Sun regarding the buii'alo gnat: "I think that, ns a native of North Carolina would say, tho entomologists have not 'met up' with the gnat in question; possibly it is not distributed over a large urea of the country. I met tho gnats several years ago in Arkan sas, on tlio bottom lauds of the St. Francis River, and think they were the greatest day peat I ever saw. Iu shape they resemble a buii'alo some what; henco the name. They do not bite or sting their victims. They have a disagreealilo habit of flying from the ground aud striking ono iu tho face. Rut the chief troublo is that they crawl into the mouth, nostrils and the ears and deposit their eggs, which hatch iu a very shoittiuio. Tho larva; eat away the membranes, causing death to largo numbers of stock of all kinds, and of many game animals. "The planters on tho St. Francis set old logs afire in the womb for smoke to protect stock, which will eagerly rush to the smudge and stand in it to get rid of the pest. "On one occasion I was kindling a fire to keep oil gnats, when a large lmclc iloer came rushimt to the smoke and stood iu it, not heeding my pres ence. In a few minutes a tlocK ot w mi turkeys and also four or five wild hogs cm for in-oteetion. It is not r.n un common sight to see a mule before the plow, trudging along with a bucket con taining a smudge hanging from its no,.!.- Tlwi mule will keen its nose over the smoke ns much as possible. The gnat cannot stand smoae. An Vniiitentlotial Insult. A London exquisite in America lie n-oriLl lm railed a dude had gone into a West End restaurant, and was far from pleased with the way in which his order was tilled. "Do you call that a veal cutlet? be demanded of the waiter. "Why, such a cutlet as that is an insult to every seli-respecting calf in the Rrilish Em Pii'e" The waiter hung his head lor a mo ment, but recovered himself, and said, in a tone of respectful apology: I reallv ill; In t intend to insult you, sir." Spare Moments. Ceaelei NoWe of City Life. I City physicians say that the ceaseless noiscVf ri:V life causes many children and babies to prow up with abnormally developed nervous systems. The roar of street traffic, tiie shriek cf whistles, the various street cries, all of which are discordant nnd irritating, are sure to affect the delicate nerves of babies and little children, and as much as porsibl mother should put tue-.r iiitieo;it"S to s.cep in me i..',.ucsr iimui ia the Uo;no add vbsvo the nttc caa be built cut. AGRICULTURAL TOPIC?. '" l'i an I'tir I'mir Still..', There is no beticr v. ay to C . i i i ! I v: o poor hind than to sow ii r.s:H pen-, nsiug phusp!iae of limo tofir, ;.!i ll.o mineral fertility that this crop r. -, . 1 1 ) i to perfect the see, I, II i i imt oileo.vu which 'tho pea cop mod i l.i te.oir than what the pea roots rnpnij by tli : integrating air id the soil : Ii'1 ie' iiig iis nitrogen. Rat to f.,w the g'-eid both liiuo and phosphate a'o rei.uiivd. Willi these supplied the soil will flow richer every year. ' "" I'ino Seed II, 'd Inl' OniilTI. Tho roller is in -ff n--i s .i1 d ; f.-r pre paring onion ground ii.h r t ? , e.l or sets. That with a siiai'uw oiiuhn tiou to the depth of two inch. -a will luaho a belter scud bed loan will deeper tillage. If tho suil is ma lo friable deep down tiie oiii-iu leay gr,v large, but it will likely ' the-!; nocked and grow a crop of scullions. Roeton Cultivator. ' i:.vtei!.-i e ri-.itiln.'t F. J. Kiuny, tlio Worce.-tcr gardt n er nnd fruit grower, dues not believe in much pruning for trees. At a recent horticultural meeting ho cite 1 the in stance of a neighbor who had a lino orchard but w ho had his trees trimmed, with the result that his crop of apple has since nialerially deterim etc! both iu quality and quantity. lie thought it was an admitted fact that you could remove a very large limb from a tree without injuring the growth of tho whole tree. Tho Le-t orchards ho knew of wero those that had been trimmed the least, but w hich were well fertilized. Farm News. ' ' Krniie i:,ivi-.l IJlottt. ... There is a man living in Florida who can rightfully boast of royal blood coursing through his veins. A. J. Mil rat, of Apalaehicola, Fla., is the n; istocrat, and he has some very high family connections, lie is a great-great-graudson of Marshal Mural, Napoleon's famous general, who after ward became King t,f .Naples, lie is tlio great-grcat-nephew of four kings Napoleon, Louis of Holland. Joseph, King of Spain, nnd Jerome of West phalia, lie is a third cousin of Louis Napoleon and great-great-grandson of Napoleon's mother, who died iu ls:ii!, tho year he was born. Mr. Mural is a man of about sixty years of age, and one of tho quietest, most unassuming men imaginable. Atlanta Constitu tion. Tlio llest Votiltry llutise I'ioor. The subject of floors for poultry houses has been discussed more than almost any othiT point about poultry buildings. The best authorities aro now nearly agreed that earih is the best-floor that can bo ma le if it is properly prepared. Tho reason for this is that earth is in the first place a good, disinfectant and deodorizer, and fir this reason adapted to this purpose, and in tho second place, such a door can bo renewed at only the co d of the labor used in replacing it. The best floor is made of bard packed clay, cov ered with two inches of loose garden mould. Tho land on which the poultry housa slands should bo drained in such a manner as to carry off surplus moisture readily aud prevent flooding by the hardest rains. This can best bo ac complished by filling iu until the floor of the poultry house is six inches high i i' than the surrounding surince. The filling should bo clay, if it ecu be got, aid in any event it should be slightly damped and pounded down firmly and allowed to dry beforeeing p but to use. Thou cover with two inches of garden soil or dust ns dry as is convenient. As soon as there is any foul odor about tho house this coat of loose soil should bo removed and a new one put in. In tho summor mouths this i,mst be done about twice a month, but in the winter a longer time may elnpe, provided the soil is raked over nod the droppings mixed in it once a week. The soil that is taken out is oue of tlio best fertiliz ers about tho farm, and may be used on garden crops with great benefit. Tho objection to a bored tioor is that it becomes saturated with the drop pings, and not only offensive, but dan gerous as a breeder of disease. A board tioor is a good breeding place for vermin, while one of earth acts as a preventive iu a great measure, the dust arising from the floor acting as an in tciitieide. Farmer's Voice. '-: ."" A Cuvoto Willi a Hell. 7""k3 One of Charles Stell's boys, of Hun gry Hollow, caught a coyote yi a trap recently that had a collar around its neck with a bell attached to it. This would indicate that someone had been breeding coyotes for their scalps aud that this one had cither escaped or tho party or parties had gone out of tho business when the State appropriation v. as shut off'. Another thing that lends to this be lief is the fact that coyotes are now more numerous in that section than they have been for years. A little in vestigating might produce some inter esting results. The Mail's correspond ent from that section has complained for tho past year of the unusual num ber of coyotes in that section and tho grc.it annoyance and loss they have caused tho' farmers. If the State was ?ti!l paying a bounty of for each rw.'p the breeding of coyotes would bo otitj a iTofitablo, industry. Y"ood nY.id (Ca!.) Mail. Klrcii le I,l(lit ns Halt. ' -William Johnson, who has just re turned from Ringhamtou, N. Y., from a trout fishing trip to Delaware County, made a successful experiment with a number of small incandescent light bulbs, which he used as bait. He at tached a bulb about the size of those used by physicians, to bis line near he hook. Then he matte a trip up the stream at night, throwing the lighted bail into tho water, the current being furnished by a pocket buttery. His success was phenomenal. The fish nltre.eted by the light would thick around the strange object aud snap at the. baited hook. Mr. Johnson says he has consulted counsel, and finds that this manner of fishing is not prohibited by the game laws, nnd ex perience satisfies him that it is most remunerative from a fisherman's, point of view. New York Press. In tho Suicides' Cemetery nt Mania Cae'o six;y-fivo new graves were tilled in 1 :- t winter. '.'.'he cemetery is iu barren, naeuliivciod land, and within i', nro buried any who have taken iktir livss tliioug'a losses at tiia Casino. f mail for Her. Very f-'totil I.ndy (watching the llonj fetl i 'rears to mo, r.iificr, that ain't a very pit ce o' imut fur tecli an unl i:,:;). Attendant (vvllh Ihe most stupendous show of pollleiiessl-I r.'pt.T.o It does ia i in like n lllile incut to you, uia'ain, Led It's ( noiigh fin' the llou.- Mll.l'.'.'-Oli, jes, we had a real lively lime, i:iii.r.iiu.s and I. It cost us near ly t " i. V.'h k-.vlre-Yi s. I ww Kim moles lids mori.ii.g. siol he to'tl no he ; :; id !!,".- Indianapolis Journal. i:lrnetii!;r (iold. A procei s of extno ting gt 11 by which every particle of Ihe lii"t:il lu the ore Is rccoveittl is stated to he III success ful operation In Wist Australia. It Is called Ihe ore atomic process. Gold ipinrtz Is crushed Into small lumps nnd Is Hu n put Into u closed chamber, sub jected to the heat of a furnace, to the action of water nnd of hydrogen gas. This elliiili.a:. d sulphur and reduces all oxides to the no'tailie state. After being heated, the material Is suddenly cooled by Jels of water an operation rejiinted severs! times till the quartz crumbles to powder lit the touch of the linger. It Is then thrown Into a Innk nnd the gold Is separated by washing. Chicago Tribune. 1. l l O-llCNlitlTI, Mr?. Dowloy-.Iohn, it is really fright ful the way you swear, llefore we were married you said you never gavel way to profanity nt nil. Mr. liowley And I told the truth. I never was married before. Cleveland f.eath'r. "Why do so many modern writers seem to prefer notoriety to fame'.'" "Because a limn has to climb for fame, but he con get notoriety ly an easy tumble." Chicago liecord. A Veil of Mint Itltttip nt mrnlnc or et' tihii; from wm lew li.iid. iilo-u cm i leri in It- toM- ihe ..c, t of 111 a titi In. V tic c ni ! ho lul lc ci- i.rc j.r.s no one Id S'.f". tllllcH.l pl-iilo -lo.l ,y Home eltlcictit lll'-'U "I lllll teifeL-ieiril llontcUer w SI. ei.e ll Hitler,, Is l-sti n proo-ctli ,n mi, 1 a icineilv. No pel son win. Inlinllts. er i.oj..iir.s In f inl.-oniiolc ronton or eoiinlr,-. s!ioii!,l one! to ,ri.Mlv IM.h lorn lyl in; ce.'el.'v M-.li i-. ..'!".. tl:" am -e Ktinv.-n r n'.- dy or CO sj- i'i:i. eolioj'iillou, Ueuey lloulilo and riioum;ill.-m. Seventy-two races inhalit ttie world and use jj.iifei ilifi'crout tongues. There arenbout 1, OCO religions. Jtritve Wan, Alex MeCIuro ,,( ti, Philadelphia Times says: "The two boldest men lie knows tire John Waiinaiiutker ot Philadelphia and Tilly 11,-iyie-s of Jloton. jtoth went to N.-w Yor:c. Mr. W'annnmaUer took the Stewart property, the llncst dry goods store lu the world, and Sir. llnvin-s took the front I'-roailway Outral Hotel, the largest in the city. Put dry rot had crept intu botli t t these niaoiiilleeiit properties and no one (inrcd to Knisp them, unl il John Wanim mu:,'or took one nnd Tilly Hayneg thootln-r. A complete, and uiiownlitted success tots crowned theegorts of both. Verily a good reputation is better than riches." Kiohty-tlve per cent, of tho people wtio are lame are nlTeoted on the l.-tt side. i.Tii-ilni' for Filly l ent... Over 4(10.000 cured. Why not let N'o-To-Pac reoulate or remove your desire for tohaeoo? Saves money, m-'ikos health and manhood. Cure cmtftmteed. 50 ccnu and 1.00 at all drui -gists. Thirty years aco, there were only two dozen eplosjo compounds known to chemists; now there are over a thousand. Just try a 10 '. box of Casearets, tho finest lievr and bowel reeee'intor ever made. Zoeliu-'isis :iy that all known species of wi.d r.mniuls arc gradually diminishing iu eiee. t'AscAlilvra stimulate livr, kidneys and bowels, Never sbkon, wt sken or gripe; lCe. S,-a water contains silver in some quantity. It is ofti n found deposited on the copper sheathing oi ships. When bilious or costive, cat a Criscnret, canity cathartic; cure guaranteed; 10c., 2jc. Tiie ordinary speed of a hoilse-ilyistwenty-ftve feet n second: but when chitsed it oit-'u attains a speed of 100 feet a second. riso's Cure etired me m1 a Throat and I, erg tioui.lt! of three ycirri' si erniiuh'. K. L'AliV, huutiugloli, lad., Nov. J.'.', i'eL ft 3 a Sim Ssa J Vegetable Sicilian a I i mm n m WER Beautifies and restores Gray Hair to its original color and vitality; prevents baldness; cures itching and dandruff. A fine hair dressing, E. P. He.'! ft Co.. Props., Nashua, N. II. 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Uea.tlqimrte.-B lor dins, ICiit urnl u vlvf r. rUMim laihir, sLato auil PEND FOR OUR LARttE ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE. Germany"! flfteea Iargot land own em own between them U,UOO,000 acrei of tierin.ni soil. Prince Wlttgousteln has W.IKiO.OliO acres, next cornea tho Duke of Arenborg wllh HtKMUM, then Iu order the Prince of 'i'hiirn nnd Tnxla, the I Hike of ISrunsivIck, Prince Salm h'alm, the I'rlnee of Tnlleyran PSagan, who Is a Trench subject; the Prince of Pless, tho links of I,euchtcnlierg, Prince l'.enthelin. Prince I.owensleln, the Prince of Wled (father of the ijiieen of Koiininnla), nnd I'rlnee l'engger. Many of these have large estates out shlo of (lermany. I'ruj er nnd I'riifiitil ly lire nil ll.'lit In their proper pi vox. hut II roil i.nve 'I tier or KooiuM. or Sap Klc ion. or 1:1m Knl in, heller k ivc your hl e-oli 11 1, I 1 1 V Toll'-r-liio.c (t i,x Jtl in ue s'oi en, or l.y niall In. in ,1. T Sliuptrlite. SavaiiU'th, Oa. Tli" attorney general of I'allfornia has do elded that u'i'riseo street railway cannot carry freight. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup fur children teethiug.sotteiisthcgions.rcd'iiciiig iiiMamiha tion.uhios puin.eiirow wind coiic. -.a bottle Ibi'l's t'litarrli fun- is a li.pii-l nrel i- l.-iken I no mailt', ntid acts di r,-.-! I on i'i" h!o.d aud mu.-ou- surfaces, of the svi-t ui. Wi'ie.- lor li -tiuioniuls, free. M a n n fail a red ly ''. ,'. C'iikm.v - Co.. Tub Jo. O. Pits permanently cured. No lit s or nervous ness after llrst day's useof Dr. Kline's I rent Nerve lli-Btorer. tli trial bottle and I rent is" fr"o. I'll. K. 11. Kline, Ltd., Ml Ar- h St., l lniii.,Pa. A funeral in a family reveals u great many surprising kinships that no num ber of parties aud receptions bad ever made public. KIDNEY TL'OI'IiLES Cured by Lyclia 13. Pinkharo'S Vcgotatlo Compound, AIko llat'karlio. I cannot speak too highly of Mrs. piukharn's Medicine, for it, has done so much for me. 1 have been a great suf ferer from Kidney trouble, p. tins iu muscles, joints, back anil shoulders; feet would swell. I also had womb troubles and It-ueorrhoea. After using I.ydin K. l'inkhnm's Vegetable Com pound, nnd III nod Purifier and Liver J 'ills, I felt like a new woman. My kidneys are now in perfect ci'iidititm, and all my other troubles are cured. Mns. Maooik Potts, 31:4 liaultman St., Philadelphia, Pa. Ilacltarlie. Jf? system was entirely run down, nnd I suffered with terrible backache in the small of my back ami could hardly stand upright. I was mora tired in the morning than on retiring at night. I bad no appetite. Since taking Lydia E. I'inkhani's Vegetable Compound, 1 have pained fifteen pounds, and I lotjk better than 1 ever locked before. I &hall recommend it to all my friends, as it. certainly is a wonder ful medicine. Mns. K. F. MiinTO-N, 1043 Hopkins St., Cincinnati, Ohio. Kidney Trouble. Before taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, I had suffered many years with kidney trouble. The pains in my back and shoulders were terrible. My menstruation became ir regular, and I was troubled with leu corrho a. I was grow ing very weak. I had been to many physicians but re ceived no benefit. I began the useof Mrs. l'inkhnm's medicine, nnd the first bottle relieved the pain ill my back and regulated the menses. . It is the best kind of medicine that 1 have ever taken, for it relieved the pain so quickly nnd cured the disease. Sha. Lii.i.ia.v C'liirrnN", Pox T7. St. Andrews Pnv. H.i. ffz Advertise in this Paper ana 3 fz Increase your Business. z3l An Advertisement 3 Is a silent Canvasser ZS Always at work 38 jiE In your interest. For liberal lz S5 rates Apply to tha JT: publication offica r3 Of this Paper, 'ZS HAY PRESSES! WI'KOVKn IHNTKIl It'll, I'llUXK "Ml Vet'l" Mid Wocl-n iste'd hat'dl s'llcecl en trod ie rolMliio parties. 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