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u- llmersim (or Uoston)-You "te old KBllsl1 ll,llors J" couiiie UU" . .... ..11.-1, H,ra ,1.-, 11, i) .. (junle-Oh, yes. tlicy do, rnniiinn. .t you remember wlll,t CNilley !ll. !r iys nlt tho JoutU that !rej t'llo Uiliil-"' ''""'? tor HiTH.-lf A lour, f-inv-po .viii lorn Ulu fur myself al.,110. ileiircid'f He-of conrre- I i1o. Von rttm't sup .,, I wimt yi'iir 1 1 1 f 1 1 : t-1- u!i(iut nil tiio tiiiiu, Jo j ""''- l':illcin unit Oi'iloc-MeeUrra. Kx l'ii'si.li'iit Ilnrrlson jrlves n niofi IhiIti-mIiw I"'" "Ichiro of "A Day with llie President t 'lis l'sli," I" tho I.n jl' Homo Journal. Tlio article In uulijiii', in. lH'Ing tli first written liy a President of life In tlio White llciit-o, iiu,l In doserlliliiB tlio routine of a Chief Executive-. A fi'atiiro tlmt lm trrnts with directness ivlnlrs to tlio Prcsl di'iit' Interruptions from cullers anil ollice-seckers. "It la n raro (rood for time," li writes, "diirlns tlio early iuouiIih of mi administration If the president frets ouo wholly nnliitcrrupt , j hour nt hlo d.'slt each day. Tlio Pros leilut's time is so liroken Into bits that he Id often driven to late nl;lit work, or to t HP a tlt-'-li In l'is bed-room when preparing a mrssngu or other pa per requiring unbroken ntteutlon. Thotiffhtlessncas la the root of nil this. 'I only want live minutes;' and If he were the only one It could be spared; tint his double Is at his heels,, and the urgent imbllc business Is postponed or done nt ulfrht with a Jaded mind. It uiny uo Bam mac untimely visitors should be excluded, and bo they should; but thought fulness 011 theli part would be a euro without a smart." Reuarilins'theotllee-seekers' persistency In liavliiR personal Interviews with the President, General Harrison asserts that they advance their cause but little, If nt all. "Hut the feeling that smne thins Is or may lie gained by a personal Interview prevails, and for the llrsl year and 11 lmlf of nn administration tlio 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 aro liurtfully postponed. : "If the President could make up and publish an appointment docket, and no tify all persons having anything to say In a particular case to 'draw near' on a fixed day, It would result lu a great sav in; of tlmo all around, and a great sav ing of money to the applicants, who could remain at borne until summoned to appear. No papers should be received after the submission of the case, and motions for a rehearing and for a new trial should be barred." Weighing I co by Measure. A correspondent of the Western Druggist complains that bo Is contluu rilly defrauded In the Ice delivered fur his soda fountain, and weighing not be In;' exactly practicable, bo wants tc know If he cannot find tho true weigh! of a chunk: of ico by measurement. St. bonis druggists are not alone In tlie'r complaint about short weight on ki, and the explanation for the dlmliui live size of a 100-pound chunk of Ice. namely, that It is tho coldness of II wlihh has contracted it so, will be as familiar to them as to their brethren In I'.l luck In Chicago. As to tho ques tion of cur correspondent, that is en tirely apropos, and we take pleasure In osslntlng him. The calculation Is quite simple If we remember that one cubic foot of water weighs 62.5 pounds. One cubic foot equals Yi times 12 times 12. or 1.7-S cubic inches. Dividing this by the number of pounds of water gives lu 1.7-S, divided by 02.3, equals 27.05. Hence, one pound cf water measures 2i.Go cubic Inches, which for 100 pounds makes 2,7ti5 cubic Inches. While let blocks, a3 delivered, are cot always ol exactly rectangular shape, yet In a ma Jority of cases the weight could be do tprmlnej approximately correct. Wf would advise our readers to try this piau, appealing to the scale when theli llirures aro doubted.- Scrofula Cured 'When three months old my boy was IrouMe.l with scrofula. Thero wero soro I'lsoi's on liis hands and body as largo as a mill's hnml, and sometimes tho blood would run. We began giving him Hood's Sninnpnrllla and it soon took effect. When teliiul tukdij three bottles he was cured." W. U. Ginxxn, West Earl, Pennsylvania. Sarsa- nnrilla I-tb 1 mi 111 riict I he Ono True liloou I'nnner. Kosd's Pill euro nil Liver Ills and S hick UeHilaohe. 25o. 1 n of Hires Rootbeer on a sweltering bot day is highly essen tial to comfort an J bealtb. It cools the blood, reduces yoer temperature, touc9 the stomach. Rootbeer should le iu every jbomc, in every otticc, ill every work shop. A temperance d'.ink, mote health ful than ice water, more delightful and satisfying than any other beverage pro duced. Mlli T II ' C,.r'rt F. Hi.r, C.. l-hll'- IphU. A 1 lilll I (lluua. tf IJL3I. lisjnno ci 'awb n iJVWSiJiO SAVEU. -liV',:,'B rtrlTik 1 iHv aw. irirvrllom U. 1 '': ln liM..v.,'.--.l collr.1 ' Ann- P 1 ;nc wxk i lit li.wlnK Hy, It ra I j, 'Al ,' ,'.n --'nw. tv.ui, and ti.e l'-- ft Cb;ui ft t- - rr. .- ftml It will I ttmnt ix,tivic. in t..!,. er. f,,n ;,p ht-w u fclvs ulri.i,iilMn witilrti I rrr Ql:T RICH qnVWTt mil tat W'li"T''- to ?.1 VfT wn! K'ti'i:. L."V . k.lCtCT. Kir. k- 1 ii KB EST r i rvi n I l If T'CP r nx-,., r , . .; .r: ''ILOI'J vj JM SSI- ''""epnllir0" 13 A 5CINATINC SPORT OF THE PEOPLE. . M10 SIlBlIn, Nt S(, ;,,,, . i"S It.Ult AV,,,,,!,,,, , ,,, t , ,.,,,,, Tho nii,l.)., ... ,1 'eiy lunch in tlio esamo way as our own. I'hey j "iiooi. 1 lev uuf i,,l i.,., i . their clubs. th,.v l,nt,.l , eiuMs 111 ,1 t I'll , ,1, 1 1.. .. 1 . .1 , '" 1 i";-,':un-i out .. ,...,., nave men-race meetin "I'icli and well; Koine have """I"',,11"1"' wn. Many of them ioep Lng,i;di grooms, nud their Kn. lisliwh,: they speak itf,. n.i.s rea son Hir.aeks somewhat of the htablo, though they nru not usually aware tlcit ....., .-,. case, ji a itussmil wist,), srat has Biieceeded in making himself " ,,liu " i.iuinsiiman, and behnvci liko one, ho is happy. Of winter sports in which 1,,,,.. eyer, but a small minority of tho Bus man youth euro to take part thero are sinning, lee-yaehting, Hiiw-sliueiuS' and lco-liillii,,;. -n10 Blintinrr ought, naturally, to bo very good in Jiussia. as u niauer nt luet tho ico is generally ;leal and lacking in that elasticity and spnng which are characteristic of our Kuglish ice. It is too thick for elastic ity, though tho surface is beautifully kept and scicntilically treated with a .,. nnuuug wnerever a space is lioodoil or an acre or two of tlio Xeva'i broad bosom is reclaimed U make i lIi.,i:.. i t. .. ,n,i,irt Ki ilium, Dome nt tlio itiissian amateurs skato niarvclouslv, 11s also do many of the Lnglish and other fm-ei residents. Ico yachting is cuntiued almost entirety to these latter, tho na tives not navmg as yet awakened to tho merits of this tine pastime. Iee-hilling, however, at fair time (hat is, during tho carnival week pre uuiiiiiK uiu mug last," or .Lent is much practiced by the people. This a kind ot cross between tho switchback and tobogganing, and is an exceeding popular amusement nmom; the Knlisli residents ot ht. IVtersburg, who sup port an T.'e Hill Club of their own and repair to it weekly during thy winter iu order to amuse themselves by divin headlong down the ice slopes, and to be amused by the a! tempts of novices to follow their example. I may assur my reauers mat lee-lulling is at ouee the most awe-inspiring to beginners, and tho most charming of all sports to the expert that the miud of man can imagine. Snow-shoeing, again, is a iino and ueaiiuitu recreation; it 13 tiio "ski - running of Norway, and is beloved and much piaclice.il by nil Englishmen v,l:o arc fortunate, enough to be introduced to iis fascinations. It is (00 diiiicuit and requires too niue'i exci-iion, how ever, for young Itussia, and that in dolent individual, in couseijueuee, rarely dons the snow-shoe. The Kvissii: us are a theatre-loving people, and the a: titrf mu4 bo very good to please their critical taste. Many of the theitves aro "imperial," that is, tho Kioto "pays tha piper" if the receipts of the theatre so protected do not ii.i.leiiee tlie expenditure. In paying fur g-io,l artists, whether oper atic or dramatic, thy llustiaiis are most krisli. Nearly every Russian is a natural musiciau, and cannot only sing in tune, but can take a part "by car." The man with tho ba'aleika or garmonka is al ways sure of nu admiring audience, whether in town or village; and there is not a tiny hamlet in tho Empire bill resolves itself on holidays into a pair of choral societies one for male ami one for female voices which cither parade up and dowu tho village street, sing ing, without, of course, either conduc tor or accompaniment, or sit in rows upon tho benches outside tho huts, oc cupied in a similar manner. Occasionally, but very rarely, you may sco a party of Hussiau children, or young men and women, playing in th open air at one of two games. The first is a variant of "prisoner's base;" the other is a species of ninepins, or skittles, played with a group of up rights, at which short, thick clubs nro thrown. Tho Kussian youth those who aro energetic enough to practice tho game. sometimes attain considerable protieieiy with these grim little weapons, and make wonder ful f'hots at a distance of sonio thirty yards or so. But, whilo the Russian or any other youth is studying tho art of projecting the mis k'les, which are quite heavy enough to break a head or a shin if tlie proprietor happened to be "knocking around" within a short walk, it is well to take up one's abode, in nn adjoining parish aud to get behind a good, substantial building, say a church, for the game-playing Kust'-ia-ii 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 ChtnooU. " . Ill the Northwestern States n pe culiarly warm, dry wind, called the Chinook, which has a wonderful power of "eating up" snow, occasionally pre vails, and a remarkable visitation of wind occurred in Oregon and Washington last December, l'rofessor Ward, writing in Science, calls atten tion to the close resemblance between tho Chinook winds of the Cascades and llocky Mountain regions and the cele brated fiehn wiuds of the Alps. 15olu blow down from the mountain ranges, and both produce effects, iu the sudden liquefaction of snow, that are almos marvelous. There is 1:0 mystery about them, although they require particular conditions of atmospheric pressure, combined vith certain cherts arising f;-o, the pos.li.m of ll.o ;'" ritli respect toil,ei;.lhev,mdbm s or lines of equal temperature. -Lo,:on Cultivator. noilrn' M.i'i.l"i "Whore does Cleopatra's body rest? -.i-iv - l-.vim:n who would not nu v nv in Kgvpt- After her -i. 1. ... l,(.i ,1, intense. ..:..!.. her Wiles, uei ni JJw pvsHed loves Cleopatra .... I. id in one of the loveliest t ,nbs ben fashioned by toe But what a change 2U'0 ihat have ever tiand of man. rears has brougnt id-out. - ' ,,- with an cmole. en" nel, of decayed wheat and a inr-ii' II O! e.l in H.mb tied to its liea iirhtlv-swfltbed dust-besci ii inio.e the hideous r.lass en Museum. It is l"' rreat queen, n y"" mil loe.wuldcaA' at the ihi the h, lj-.'S 11 Ci-, h4 : r CONTENTED ABORIGINALS Su..-thlB Al.,,,,1 , j,,,,,,,,..,,, lijn,of UrilUli ( i.luiiilili,. Tha Flaihi-ad Indians of Ihiii-h (,1- '"ioia 111. ,1,1 an i-xteu-ae li.-ld f..r ctei lied ainimg thorn a limoic-r of veei s has had unlimited j pm tauh i.'s I,,-- lioinig their peculiarities. l'rieu lly contact llh this ,eople shows the. u t'.i ho ..1' .,,1 -. I.-.,- ... t-in, i. 11 111 1 .1 111,1-f 1.,,, .,i.t.,.j luoci-coi, Iih. from their 11 nt'ou csteru brotlieiv distinct as' a tribe. Tin y reiviv liiOII and J no neipiroiii in,! (loiu-nnie.ii, for tli : rea son that tin y are well ablo to Misoiiu tiiemselves by seeming eiiiploymeot at liuuierous oceiq.ations op.111 titlii-ni. Independence is stauqied upon their eountenanees iud their talent consists iu carving, cai.00 building and kindred employments. I'ishing and hop pick ing lire tho principal industries iu which they nro employed during the, summer, while ia winter, felling tim ber and hunting gives ample compen sation for a comfortable living. Canoes aro their means 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. Great numbers of these ingenious Ii.dians live along tho trend of the Frazer River, which winds its way through dark canyons, amid towering mountains, where in proxim ity to the waters .turhuleutly falling over rocks they live in a slate of felic ity, lishing and hunting. The ritual of the Roman Catholic Church attracts many of them, and schools of this denomination nvo scat tered about the province. Industrial schools also aro opened for their espec ial bcnelit and many of tho youthful Indians avail themselves of this instruc tion. Indian brass bands hnvo been organized nt dillereut nt.d ions and it is amazing to noie their rapid acquisi tion of skill in tho management of the dillereut musical instruments, consid ering that they wero comparative sl'-angers to anything in this line such a short time a:;o, mid now it in quite a common sight to observe these hands playing on occasions of festivity in tho cities. They are groat ll.di caiers.'and their mild temperament is attributed to the effect of this dint, whiihia the chief food of every meal and cooked by means of smoking, giving it an appear and thai di'tracta much from its de licious ta-,',e. At the end of the lish ing sen.;, a l!u-v w ho receive their en tire earnings in bulk leave at onco for the city, there to transform the money into merchandise, f-irthi-y are far from lining money accumulators, and have a decided liking for receiving its worth in actual gootls. Tho women are hard workers and a'.'O frequently seen walking through the cities burdened with a "pack" suffici ently heavy for a strong 111,111 to carry; but fastened as it is to their backs, they c vines no sign of weariness, while iu winter they are S3en walking along with characteristic paii in their bare feet, over ico and snow, showing no ap parent discomfort for the exposure. THE FUR E Hi-ceding Ci-oitml!., Gi-mTlli. Ilmiio Life mill I'riiduetlveiiois. The male fur seal, or "beachmas ter,'' ri a -lies full maturity at the age of seven years. At that time his weight is about 400 pounds, being consider ably heavier when iirtt in from the feu iu the spring, or after feeding in the fall thaii in the intervening period, when he fasts on land and grows grad ually lean and weak. Tho males vary considerably in color, the general shade being black or dark brown, with long hair or bristles of yellowish white. Those aro especially long and numer ous 011 the thickened back of the neck, forming the so-called "wig." The wigged males have a rough, coarse coat,' and their skins aro without mar ket value. The animal makes its homo on tha rocky shores of tho islands in large, close! v-massed bauds, forming what are called rookeries. It is pvtreniolv i!Te'arious; individuals expel- dom venturing far from tho main body, while on land," though wandering about singly in tiio sea. Tho femiilo fur sea'll'is much smaller than tho male, and has soft, smooth hair of varying shades of brown, under which is the dense, short, brown fur. The 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 tbo grown femalo is about eighty pounds. The young or fur seal, called a pup, is born soon "after the, arrival of the female. Its weight at birth is about ten pounds. The fur seal is a polygamous, each male capable of holding a place on the breeding grounds having from one to -, -, -1.,.. I,, liia iitinvn-u oue huniircu jeimucn constituting what is Known as a "harem," tho average number being about thirty. -Lint tup size m eaeu f.imilv is sub ect to variation, ucpeuu- iii" not chiolly on tho strength ot the male, but tho oreferenee of the femalu for a local ion, and on the, topography of the ground. t he young mine a very similar to the female 111 color and appearance. Heisuot permitted to enter tho rookeries iu tho breeding aeason Tho old males are very par-..- ;!,;! ve-'nrd.. and the "bncii- elors " as thevnro called, are forced to herd by themselves on what is known as tho ''hauling grounds," located near tho breeding grounds, but dis tinct from them. Forum. !, 111DIIW.V if Scotland. Tlie "pirit of democracy is dominant in -Vberdoen, Scotland. A little while before the city election a candidate for an oliiee thought he would call on a few of the leading city councillors. Ho hailed a cab ami told the cabman to drive him to Councillor Bissett s the treasurer. The councillor was tound 111 a black smith's shop, shoeing a horse. 'Til see somebody better than tins, said tho candidate. ''Orive me to CoiHicillor MaiManu's oihee. The cabman ih-nvupou drove bun to the pawnbroKer s. ., . "Drive me Councillor, (!ray ho eir.o'.uuteo. . - .-. .-!., en roi.Iie.l "lam 1. ouiieoioi iiv, --1 the cabman. Tit-Hits. Tho Me. When snake by removing ! Pmveri'ul l'oisoili venom is concentrate:! he albumen substance 1. -1 : . t..fj a id ret cois'it :m,y 1 lit!. Lie otner two, no:;: isici. : most pi lweriul poison It has been ,; a' . : , r II iij v.'.ci'-ga il ia-'. .:ii-'i"ly cvjnW't v kiil-j.uQi) pci'i'io. ins CLOCK of'flowers, JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER WILL HAVE A LAR0E FLORAL TIMEPIECE. .... ULr.irllu! Kl io.lor.l 1)11 :Uih;iimIo' ( ..nn. tl'.v Sejil Hunt H hiiMi, ItloHiiolilM Oliell tniil l(i, l(i.tul:ii'lv ut C'ei'taln llom-ii to he I r,c-. A N, iv, y u H,!, t iiuutrv. John ), Rockefeller, the iniilti-mil-ionairn Klandard (Id lmiguatc, is to have, it ji reported, on extraordinary lloinl novelty on the grounds of his country seat on tha Hudson, near Tar rytown, Tho wood, r talked of is to b a clock, ma io cntiie'y of growing Mow ers, and it will tell the time of the day with much accuracy. The lloral (dock is J-io suggestion of Mrs. Rockefeller, w.:h whom botany is more than a mere fu 1, for slm has for many years been an i 'truest student of lloricultuiv, 1'ild is :,i authority mi plants, It is said tint In fore she was married to Sir. Ruck' feller, and whilo that gentleman was y, t a bookkeeper, she was a teacher of botany. There linn never been a lloral clock planted in thiscountry, but the R.tron ess lliirdett-Coutts had oue and so did the lJuko of Wesl minis ,'er, and they were a source of pleasure to the ow ners nnd their guests, Tlie ono tin! is expec ted will be seen up tin! Aloe, ican Rhino will bo of homo de-igu and tlio ilowers used will be for the most part thoso that grow wild about Tarrytovvn. There aro sixty-seven varieties of flowers that have certain hours for opening and closing their petals. Away back ill a misty age Ilowers were the timepieces of the poor, who had no other way of telling tho lime. Tho white lily, now as then, opens at 7 a. in. and closes at 5 p. m., and in tho country districts is called the "day lily." The design for Sh: Rockefeller's clock, it is said, bin just been com pleted by an Ohio landscape gar dener, who has selected tho common yellow dandelion to represent the hands. These Ilowers open at o.'-'A) a. m. and close at about 8.:i() p. m., and the hands will point to tho ar rangement of ilowers representing those tigures. For other parts of tho queer timepiece the gardener has sug gested a largo number out of the many from which a selection may bo made, and Mrs. Rockefeller w ill decide w hich theso shall lie. The 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. (lower the haw kseed has been suggested i:s tho best, as it closes nt that hour to tho minute. Then the snow thistle, all common to the meadow, closes its little white llovver at exactly 1 p. m. Tho best JI a. iu. plant is from the pusluro and is called the so. v thistle, it opens at 5 a. m. and begins to close at 11, but is not completely closed before noon. The water lily and several other members of the lily family arc cele brated for the exactness with which they open and close each day, and there are a number cf Ilowers common to tho evevy-day sight that may bo made to do duty iu the construction of the novelty that is to contribute to tho pleasure of 3llr, Roekccllcr aud his friends. From a distance, the clock will have the appearance of a flower bed, but no tV.ie will on close inspection mistake it for anything other than what it is. That those not familiar w ith the habits of the flowers may "anticipate the pretty timekeepers in their duty an oilcloth book, written in indelible ink, will probably be placed alongside the clock, so that thoso who watch may inform themselves. New York World. I'lvititcroiiH liiiiVnli) (inula. JolmW. Rusk, of Heliport, X. C., writes to the New York Sun regarding the buffalo gnat: "I think that, as 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 area of the country. I met tho gnats several years ago iu Arkan sas, on tho bottom lands of (he St. Francis River, aud think they were tho greatest day peat I ever saw. I'l shape they resemble a buffalo some what; heneo tho name. They do not bite or sting their victims. They have a disagreeable habit of (lying from the ground and striking ono iu tho face, lint, tlm chief (rouble is that they crawl into the mouth, nostrils nnd the ears and deposit their eggs, which hatch in a very shoittime. Tho larvai eat away tho membranes, causing Will to hire-o numbers of stock of all kinds, and of inaiiv Game animals. "The planters on tho St. Francis set old logs afire in the woods for smoke to protect stock, which will eagerly rush to the smudge and staud in it to gee rid of tho pest, "On one occasion I was kindling a fire to keep off gnats, whou a largo buck deer came rushing to the smoke and stood in it, not heeding my pres ence. In a few minutes a thick of wild turkeys and also four or live wild hogs came for protection. It is not an un common sight to see a mule before the plow, trudging nlong with a bucket con taining a smudge hanging from its neck. The mule will keep its nose over the smoke ns much as possible. Tho gnat cannot stand smoke." An Vnliiteiitloitnl 1 riKi.lt. A London exquisite iu America he would be called a dude had gone into a West End restaurant, and was far from pleased with the way iu which his order was tilled. "Po you call that a veal cutlel?" he demanded of the waiter. "Why, such a cutlet as that is an insult to every seU'-re.speeting calf iu tho l!riti.-h Em pire." The waiter hung bis hea l for a mo ment, but recovered himself, and said, in a tone of respectful apology: "I really didn't intend to insult you, sir." Spare Moments. Ces,'!.'1 NoNp of City I.lfp. i City physicians say that the ceaseless noise of oi'ty life causes many children and babies'togrow up with ahnormally developed nervous systems. The roar of street traffic, the ,-hiiek of whistles, the various street cries, all of which are discordant and irritating, are sure to nTeet the debento nerves of babies and little children, and as much as piv.-iblo mother:! should put their iittlc ours to sleep in the darkest '-oom la tho hoa-io a.id vine the nctec cox be bhlll out. ,CRicuLTunALjrcPiC?. ,'" l'i :ih for I'niii' Soil :. Thero is no belter v.i.y I o f. il poor land than I i sow ii v.ith i using phosphate of h ue (o f ir. ;. ;i imucir.l fer'.iliiy that (!n s cr ip i . , to perfect (ho seed, j! i ; liol ell. which the pe:i c 'up mo ,1 ooo Is than what the pea rn.ts numly b; integrating air in the soil ! Ii log its nitrogen. Rut lo form ',!:. b"lli lime and phosphide nro rioo With these supplied the soil will richer every year. t' Vino Ni imI II, ..I lor Oniii-i. The roller is iu M spens.ibb; f.-r nr. : ;.'-'ll a.'l ed. pre. ,ol ,i i .l ill will paring onion ground ei'h r f o- i or sets. Tha! with a shallow cni, lion to the depth of tiio iio'h .'.-; loaho a belter seed bed Coin deeper tillage. Jf the s..il is n friable deep down the onion noiy ;: large, but it will likely be thick and grow a crop cf setilliono. Ru .ale row kcl dun Cultivator, ' lixitii-i,,! I'l-oiiiii;.: F. J. Kiiiny, toe Worc.i.-.tor garden or and fruit grower, ibnc not belie ve in much pruning for trees. At a recent horticultural mooting he ciic.l the in stance of a neighbor who hail a lino orchard but who had his trees i rim mod, with the result that his crop of apple i has since malerially deteriorated both in 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. The best orchards ho knew of wero those that had I. eon trimmed the least, but whicli were well fertilised. Far in News. " ' ' Some Im.yi-.l lllool. There is a man living in Florida who can rightfully boast of r..y.d blood coursing through bis veins. A. J. Marat, of Apnlachicola, IT.:., is the aristocrat, and he has soino very high family conueelious. He is a great-great-grandson of Marshal Mural, Napoleon's faoious general, who after ward liccamo King i f Naplc. lie is tho great-great-nophew of four l;i:i:;s Napoleon, Louis of Holland, Joseph, King of Spain, and Jerome of Wc-.-l-phalia. lie is a third cousin of Louis Napoleon and groat-greal-grn'.olson of Napoleon's mother, who died, iu Js:iii, tlie year he was born. Mr. Mnrcl is n man of about sixly years of age, and one of the quietest, most unassuming men imaginable. Atlanta Constitu tion. I""' Tlio Host l'oulti-y House 1'ionr. Tho subject of floors for poultry houses has been discussed more than almost any other point about poultry buildings. The best nuthnnlios nro now nearly agreed that earth is tho best-floor that can bo made if it is properly prepared. The reason for this is that earth is in the first place a good disinfectant and deodorizer, and f ir this reason adapted to this purpose, ami in tho second place, such a door can be renewed at only the co t of the. labor used ill replacing it. The best lloor is made of hard packed clay, cov ered with two inches of loose garden mould. Tho land on which the poultry house stands should bo drained in such a manner ns to carry oil" surplus moisture readily and prevent flooding by the hardest rains. This can best bo ac complished by filling in until the lloor of the poultry house is six inches higli , . than tho surrounding surface. Tim tilling should be clay, if it can be got, a i l in any event it should bo slbihtly damped and pounded down lirmly and allowed to dry beforecing p but to use. Then cover with two inches of garden soil or dust as dry as is convenient. As soon ns thero is any foul odor about the house this oat of loose soil should bo removed aud a new one put iu. In tho summer months this must be done about twice a month, but in the winter a longer time may elapse, provided tho soil is raked over aud the droppings mixed in it onco a week. The soil that is taken out is one of tho best fertiliz ers about tho farm, and may be used on garden crops with great benefit. Tho objection to a boa"d lloor is that it becomes saturated with tho drop pings, and not only oii'ensive, but dan gerous as a breeder of disease. A board lloor is a good breeding piaeo for vermin, while ono of earth acts as a preventive in a great measure, the dust arising from tho lloor noting a:3 an iu sccliuidc. Farmer's Voice. : : A CovotB Witli ll Hell. """ ",'"3 One of Charles Stell's boys, of Hun gry Hollow, caught a coyote yr a trap recently that had a collar around its neck with a bell attached to it. This would indicate that sonic one had been breeding coyotes for their seal) s and that this one had cither C '-cnped or tho party or parties had gone out of tho ii'.isi'uesM when the Stale appropriation w.H shut oil'. Another thing that leads to this be lief is the fact that coyotes aro now more numerous in that seeiion than they have been for years. A little in vestigaling might produce some inter esting results. The Mail's correspond ent from that section has complained f .r tho past year of the unusual num ber of coyotes in that section and tho great annoyance aud loss they have rinsed tho' farmers. If the State was null paying a bounty of f?o for each ?oab) the breeding of coyotes would bo .-.lit.) n iirotitablo industry. Yood ur.i.l (Calf) Mail. lileeilic I.ilit n Hull. . . William Johnson, who has just re turned from Ringhanitou, N. Y., from a trout lishing trip to Delaware County, ma le a successful experiment will) a number of small incandescent light bulb'-', which he used ns bait, lie at tached a bulb about the size of those used by physicians, to his line near ;'io hook. Then he made a (rip up ilia stream at night, throwing the lighted bait into (he water, the current being furnished by a pocket battery. His success was p'oenoioenal. The lish attracted by the lighl would tioek around the siiauge object and snap at the baited hook. Mr. Johnson says ho has consulted counsel, and finds that this manner of lishing is not prohibited by the game laws, and ex perience Fatislics him that it is most remunerative from a fisherman's point of view. New York l'ress. In the Suicides' Cemetery' at ST.vate C.i' to six'y-livo new graves were tilled in last winter. '.''ho ce..iet--rv is ia i-arri'ii, lv.ieiibivr.led laud, ami wiiliiti i' nro buried any who have taken ihtir livos tUaoucU lusava at tlio Casmo, Fulfil for tfcr. Very Stout J.ady vvntrMrjr the Horn foib-'l'ears to me, mister, Hint ain't a very big phce o' mint for tech uu nul i::::l. Allcmhmt fvvllh the most slupeudous Hhniv of politeness)-1 r 'pi.so it docs ci in like a l'.lilo meat to you, Lia'aiu, but l.'.i iiiou-h for the Hon.- Mu.bv- (Hi, .M s, v, e had a real lively lime, tdiii:,'oi:s and I. It tost us near ly J. r, . Wh 'kvvlrc Yes. I wivv Kim i.o.es lids i. iori.ii.;.', and he told me he : p: : t .'; -io .- Imii.'i iia polls .lournal. U.vli:ietin;r (iohf. A process of exti.-o lu.g gi 11 by which every particle of Ihe Iie'lal lu the ore Is I'oeovelid Is stated to bo III success ful (deration lu Wist Australia. It Is failed the ore atomic process. Cold quartz Is crushed Into f intill lumps nnd Is then put Into a close, 1 chamber, sub jected to the bent of a furnace, to the notion of water nnd of hydrogen gas. Tlds eliminate. 1 sulphur nnd reduces Ii 11 oxides to the nmlaUic state. After being heated, the materia! Is suddenly cooled by Jot of wntcr-an opera Hon lojualod several times till the quartz crumbles lo powder nt the touch of the linger. It Is then thrown Into n tank nnd the gold Is separated by washing. Chicago Tribune. 1. 1 t oil U:hh1oii, Mrs. Imvvli-y John, it Is really fright ful the way you swear. Iieforo we were married you said you never gave way to profanity nt nil. .Mr. I-ouloy And I told the truth. I never wus murrli'd before. Cleveland r.eaih'r. "Why do so many modern writers Foeni to prefer notoriety to fame?" "Jiooause a man has to climb for fame, but he can get notoriety by an easy tumble." Chicago Record. A Veil of Mint Itlslnp nt mornlmt or ev.-ntui: fn.m Benin tow-l.-.Iel. uO.-il .'io I l.-s In Its fi.l.w llo' K'-e.ls of nil lai l;i. V liio-t- ncOiolii! f.'v.o- i.r.o-i.r.s no i.iim In si.t... iml'-Hs ,i-i.li"'0-.l l.v ii.-in.- el'1'..'l.'nt iio-.M -1-lia! Bot.-LU-o.l. IL nti'Ioo's St. much l!llt.-r Is 1..-II1 n j.i'..o-.'11'.t! iiii-l ii rerio-'ly N.' i"o-s"ti wli.. 1 1 1 1 o I Co., .! ii..j-.uri s In n ito."-iiiiO I.- r,-t'.ti or ci.ioilr.-. sM.-iil.l .-ool t" to. .o.- Hon t..rl O ylui: ee-.-et. v.M --h i-- 0 . roc l-oi.-v.n n no U.v I ir il sj-i-i'i i. ei.ioaii.ud.si, U-iuey ii...ul.lu uuil lii.nai.'itl-im. Hi'vetity-two raees inlial it tho world and use .'i.liOi'dill'er.'iit t.'lu.'ues. There are about 1,000 roliri'-ns. Itravf NTan. Alox M.-Ciuro , .I tlio Philadelphia Times says: "Tie' tvo b.ilib-si men ho knows nro .l.lin Wnioooioik'.r o J 'hi l;i,l,-l j ,1, tu and Tilly llnyio'i of Jlodon. Both wont to N.-w Yuri;. Mr. WiiiiiiainnUor took tlio St.-wnrt l-ni"Tty, t!i fluent dry koimIs .-tore In the world, nnd jlr. linynos took the cnut I'-ronilway Central Jt.itel, tlie lurirest in tie-city. J'.ut dry rot had crept into belli 1 the.-o nianillcent properties ami no ono tiared to itrnsp tliem, uni ii John VVanna-maio-r took one nnd Tilly Haynes the other. A conipioto nnd tlloiuntilted success lias crowned theeflorts of ,th. Verily a good lepuutiou is belter thiin riches." Kiehty-Ilvo p t cent, of tho people who are lume ore niTcied on lie leg side. Nti.Tti-ilnr lor Filly Onln. Over 400.000 cured. Why not let No-To-bno r.":ii:ilo or remove your desire for tobacco? Saves in.. ley, makes 1 1 . ; i i t : t and inanhoo.t. Cure cuarniileed. 00 cents aud i 1.00 at all driif.-p.-Ls. Thirty years airo, I hero w-cro only two do.n fploive ooniponuds known to ehond.-ls; now there arc over a thoUMind. Ju-it try a 1I box of I'nsoarels, tho linest lievr and bowel reituintor ever made. o..iooi! say that nil tnowa species wi.d Uiiiinais are eradualiy d:a;iuiiiiii ('AscAnr.TS sliuntiate livr, kidneys and bowels. Never si.-k'-u, w. ak -n or Krij-': lie. S.-a water contains silver in some quantity. It i- ofo n found ilepesiled on the copper el:c::t!:m o: .-hips. V.'hcn bilious cr costive, eat a Cascaret, euioiy onthnr'iie; cure -uaralib-cd: 10c., lioc. Tiio ordinary speed of a liiiiise-ity istw'enty fivo feet a second: bill Wil.-u eliHSO.l il ott.'ll attains a speed of 100 feet a second. Poo's Core cured tiio ni ft Throat nnd I, ring Ironi-lo of three ycurrs' s'l.-in.iiui,'. K. L'ADV, ilUlltiUitbU, i lid,. NuV. I.'.', ISel. Vegetable Sicilian HAIR REN EWER Beautifies and restores Gray Hair to its original color and vitality; prevents baldness; cures itching and dandruff. A fino hair dressing. E. P. Had & Co., Props., Nashua, N. II. Sold by alt llruggists. ! 25? SO PS5DRUCG!SIS j f R rT TlTPf V fill! s H:Trrn tn mn "tiyaseerrotiittpttinii. fawnrrtil nrr (hi- Ideal I .it.i X V hUoVilU 1 uu I UL'.'iurirl 1 bulf Ur.. vptpt crip or irrifie.lint raim c-n.y niDiiral rrnultit. Sum -5 Jr-lTud IwkW fre. A,). MTliUVfi KKDKIIT Co.. Ohirnco. Wnnlrfal. mi., nr New York. tt. Agents Everywhere ! For the Lovell " Diamond " Cycles, and vc stake our Blsiniiss Reputation of over 55 years that the most perfect wheel yet made is the Lovell Diamond '97 Model INSIST ON SEPSNQ THEM. fjllF.XTS in nearly every City nnd Town. Tsnminafion w ill prove their sapei ioriiy. If He ;:'.it in your place, Fend tons. CPUC1AL A lari-.c line of Low Priced and Second hand wheels at it;: heard of figures. 6END FOR SECOND HAND LIST. BICYCLE CA J A LOG VE FJiEE. We liavo the largest line of Tievele Sundries, Bicycle and Gymna sium Suits and .V.ldetie (ioods of all kinds. Vt'rite US what you want and we'll seud yen full iiiforuialioo. If a dealer, mention it. JOHN P. LOVELL HBMS 03 131 Bread St., Boston. lleailqiinrtcrli for :,m-, Itltlrfl iiml : : ..v,ilver. Fl.Mnit Tneliie. Nkatoi. anil .tluie li,.,U of l.irrv lH-iu-rlpliun. tf FEND FOR OUR LAROE ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE. Germany'! fifteen largeit land own ers own between them tMXW.OOO acre! of Ceruimi noil, l'rlnee Wittgenstein has H.mxi.oiiO acres, next comes tha Duke of Areubei'i; with WKi.oou, then In order the l'rlnee of Thin n and Taxis, the Duko of lirunsiviok, l'rlnee Salni Kalm, (he l'rlnee of Td lleyra n.I Knxnn, who Is a French suhject; the l'rlnee ot I Mesa, tho I dike of Leucbtenber),, Trlni-e r.enihelm, l'rlnee I.ovvensteln, the l'rlnee of Wle.l (father of the (Jueon of Itotiuianla), aibl I'l'lnce l'duru'er. Many of these have law) estalei out side of Cerniany. J'r.irrr unit I'l'iiti.iiity nro nil ll.'tit In lle-li- pr, , per . l e es, but If you i.uv,. 'I . rter ..I- I-:--.. -oi.'i. or Sail IO.- mo. or bln loii iu. l.e't-o- s-iv.. y..or iiii.-iOi ioi.I t.uy "'I -nei--lue " M .-..ol-ii at ill iic o.-i.-s, or by mall fii.ill ,1. 'I' Moit-O In". Small ii'i.'l. I ol. Tlie attorney t'eiu nd of California lias 'lo ci. iod that a l'riseo str.-et rai.w-iy cilmot carry frelt-dit. Jtrs. Winsluvv's So,,thi;u; Syrup fur children tc, -llti ne, soft en- tti" i-'ii:ii-.re.ii.'iii inllioioi a tion.,Uia)b .ain,cureH wind eoiic. i;C '.a botlio Itn'iV Cfit-irrii Cure in :i lopii.t nn t i- bdeen liiti-rii.'illy, nnd aet- ilir.-.-'li- on ICi.- 1 1 1 i. n 1 nad rtinrinoi iurfaees of the i.v r-t,ein. Wrioj l.r L, -touonhils, free. Mioinfaei on -.1 Iv 1'. ,1. CiiKM.v .V- Co.. Toledo. O. pits permanently cured. No lit - or nervous ness lifter I!ri-t day's u-e of Iir. twine's (Ircat Nerve Ib'St OPT. t 2 trial bi-ltieaild lrellti-e free. I'll. it. 11. bl.lM!, Ltd., Ml Arch St., l'iula.,l'a. A funeral In u family reveals a (Treat many surprlsiiiir kinships that no num ber of parties and receptions bad ever made public KIDNEY TIiOTliLES Cured by Lydia 13. Pinkhaiu'S .Veuotatlo Compound, Also Ilackaclio. I cannot speak too hirdily of Mra. riukhnm'.s Medicine, for it. has done so much for me. I have been a great suf ferer from Kidney trouble, pains iu muscles, joints, back and shoulders; feet would swell. I also hud womb (roubles and Iciteorrbo a. After using I.ydia E. l'mkbam's Yepetable Com pound, and blood 1'urilier and Liver Tills, I felt like a new woman. My kidneys are now in perfect condition, nnd all my other troubles are cured. Mas. Maooik 1'otts, 324 liauifman St., Philadelphia, I'a. Ilarlmehe. My system was entirely run down, and I suffered with terrible backache in the small of my back and could hardly stand upright. I was mora tired in the morning than on retiring at niprht. I had no appetite, tsinee taking I.ydia K. riuUhaiii's Vegetable Compound, 1 have pained fifteen pounds, and I look better than J overlooked before. I shall recommend it to all my friends, as it certainly is a w onder ful medicine. Mis. K. F. Mutuuv, 1043 Uopkius St., Cincinnati, Ohio. Kidney Trouble. Before taking Lvdia E. rinkham's Vcgelable 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 corrhira. I was growing very weak. I had been to many physicians but re ceived no benefit. I began the use of Mrs. rinkham's medicine, and tlie first bottle relieved the pain in my back ar.d regulated the menses. It is the best kind of medicine that I have ever taken, for it relieved the pain. so quickly aud cured the disease. Mus. Lh.i.ias CKtrrnx, box 77. St. Andrews Itav. V'-. ir Advertise in this Es Paper ana 3! fz Increase your Business. An Advertisement 5 lZ Is n silent Canvasser Always at work K In your interest. For libera! E rates Apply to tha z publication otfica Of this Paper, ii'yuiumiuiaaiiuiiuiiin HAY PRESi ES! nii'KDvr.p nt'NTKii in i, cm, i t "mi Heel" mi.l Wo.,, 1-n (:,...! lia,.,ll hhloce.! en tri-d .,. relinl.i j.Rrneii. 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