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Hi Good Crop and Good Price Outlook. General Manager Chambers of the Northern Dakota Elevator company was in Jamestown yesterday. He reports the crop outlook all through the territory and wherever the company has elevators, as very fine. The increasing business of the company bids fair to be still further en larged this year. Mr. Chambers thinks some 400,000 bushels of wheat should be handled in the Jamestown elevators this season, besides the grain at the other numerous stations in the county. Stuts man county ought to market nearly a a million and a quarter bushels this fall, The price he stated while now 5 higher than expected, was due to bad re ports from foreign crops, and was very likely to continue at or near the present figure. 1 Effects of Seeding Done by Drills. The difference between broad cast seeding and that done by drills is now plainly visible in the fields. The grain sowed by the Havana Press drills is way ahead of the broadcast, as it got down in the moist ground and began growing within five or six days after seeding. The broadcast seed got in the dust and much of it failed to sprout until it was very late in the season. The seed sowed by drills was pressed down and kept in place, in fields standing side by side where broad cast and drill seeding was done, the drills' work shows plainly to be the bet ter, both in the advanced condition of the crop and the evenness of the grain as it stands. "Insurance" Takes Issue. EDITOR ALEUT —The Alert's state ment that Judge McConnell rendered a decision in" the suits brought by the St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance company against some thirty of Stuts man county's farmers, is untrue. The truth of the matter is the judge granted a change of venue and the cases will be tried at Jamestown. Yo§ can see the notice is a downright lie, manufactured from whole cloth by some shyster lawyers who aspire to political honors and who have undertaken the defense, hoping to gain votes by so doing. They tell the farmers they will not charge them any thing if they lose 4\f the cases but if they win they want them to pay the face of the note to them—nice arrangement is -j-• it not? The farmers are out the amount of the note anyway. On the one hand if |-iv they win the case they pay the money to the pettifogging lawyer who gives them nothing in return and will charge them jb!1 three per cent a month for a loan to se cure the same amount they win on the tj, I other hand the farmer pays his honest l1' debts to a tried and reliable company and puts his insurance policy force, so ,•£when a loss occurs he will get his money and get it promptly no assessments, spot cash everytime. Farmeis, which is the wisest counsel? I would state to you that the St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., has paid out some 825,000 in losses in Mw your county to some $9000 in premiums sTv received. Ask your neighbors who have $ had losses with the company and see what they advise you. Don't let the S,1' shyster lawyers and political mugwumps ip-' fool you out of your money and your in surance. IXSUBANCE. 3 V" A Card from Mr. Griffin. EDITOB ALEBT:—Permit me to thank th® many friends who tried to defend me during my recent trial and expulsion from the M. E. church. I can never re pay them for their kindness and sympa •thy. I can only say to them, "Cast thy /•bread unon t.ha wata™ for the™ °halt tilid it after many days." Permit me also to add, that I have no ill will or hard feeling against any of those who took a hand in my expulsion from the church, but I do hope and pray that I may be permitted to meet every one of them at the feet of Jesus in the great and final day, there to bear "palms of victory," to wear "crowns of glory," and to sing the "songs of the blood washed." I would be willing to be expelled out of the church and branded as a "liar" a thous and times, if my disgrace could be the means of converting one single soul into the kingdom of heaven. I am not at liberty to express an opin ion as to the facts or fairness of my tnal, ag I understand that Brother Easter brook got an appeal entered on the rec ord, and any opinion that I might now express in print would be construed against me as another case 'of "contempt of court." May God bless every member of the Jamestown M. E. church, is my prayer. Yours sincerely, s? D. C. GRIFFIN. Jamestown, Aug. 1,1888. 1,A A Distinction. (Casselton Reporter.) The Jamestown Alert says: The huckleberry, alias the blueberry, has made its appearance." Guess the Alert never lived in a huckle berry country, else he would know that, while belonging to the same genus, the huckleberry and blueberry are quite dis tinct in character. The former is a blue frilnAk berry, firm and quite seedy, while the latter is of a light blue color, soft onrl pulpy and larger than the huckle berry, and the bush is not so tall as the ler. pIsSiM Last Night's Play. fewton Beers and his company pre sen ted "Jjoet in .London" at the rink Thueeday before a fair audience. The taniiitiftB for presenting a scenic play are not here. The specialty work of Mr. Burton and the Pan Pipe singers was the most enjoyable feature of the evening. Some elaborate scenery was introduced with good effect. The work of Mr. Beers, Mr. Doagbn and MiaB Ffeke and Nus BQWIMIMI WM afao well received. ij^ Warning to Chicken Shooter#. futio are looking after the young thfeyear, and anyone who ia de taffttd fir h*™"! —yhiwlalMft— the tf— permitted by law, is liable to be fined for the fun. Give the birds a chance. They have increased wonderfully already and a few years'compliance with the law will make plenty of sport in this part of Dakota. "Sandy" Rankin not Walking* The expenses of a theatrical company making a trip over the Northern Pacific are something enormous. The railroad fare is necessarily very heavy, to begin with, and on many portions of the road the towns are far apart and small. The office receipts are consequently light very often, and it is not surprising that first class troupes are frequsntly out of money in making this circuit. This is bringing in their place a lot of cheap road shows, which will not do much better as the public begin to learn what they are. Even so good an actor as Mr. McKee Rankin has his little difficulties in getting over the road. was known to the man ager of the Opera house here yesterday that the railroad company was endeavor ing to get a considerable sum for tickets upon which theRankin theatrical people had been brought from Portland. "Sandy" Kankin is one of the best fellows in the world, himself a good deal like the original, as Joaquin Miller pic tured him, "a poet, this man Sandy, a painter, a sculptor, a mighty mor alist, a man who could not write his own name," and a fine actor, but like a great many of the profession, the strict formalities of business are not included in his composition. His unbusi ness like way seems, in this case however, to be doing him good service. It is said he purchased tickets from Porland toDu luth, paying a portion of the price down, and giving nis note3 for various amounts due, and payable at different stations along the road. At Mandan there was due some $200, which Mr. Rankin did not liquidate. At Jamestown another $100 note was presented and not paid. There was no attaching baggage, for the com pany is now traveling as individuals, pay ing local rates from town to town, and checking their own baggage. The North ern Pacific have nothing to take, and Mr. Rankin seems to be something of a rust ler himself. Magnificent Hunting Promised. This season will enlarge the spirits of sportsmen unto the bounding point. The ponds are full of water and wild fowl, while snipe, plover, chicken and other game inhabitants of the prairies are going to be had in wonderful abund ance. Already young mallards are in fine condition, and in a few weeks all kinds of wing shooting will begin. Goose huntinc t.hia fall will be a slaughter. No place in the northwest presents the like attractions for sportsmen as in the vicin ity of Jamestown. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. [OFFICIAL.] Minutes of meeting of board of county commissioners of Stutsman county, held on Wednesday, August 1,1888. Board met at 10 a. m. All members present. Minutes of meeting held July 26,1888, read and approved. The following road certificates were or dered cancelled and warrants issued for same: Certificate No 3, district No 12^, John titirton $ 9 00 Certificate No 4, district No 1, John Brady 8 00 Certificate No 18, disirict No 5, John Wojcek 12 80 Certificate No 13, district No 4, Jas Hooper 26 00 Certificate No 12, disirict No 4, Chas Davis 7 50 Certificate No 14, district No 4, Wm Hooper 24 75 Certificate No 23, district No 5, Martin Jasfkowski 16 00 Certificate No 11, district No 4, W Smith. 38 25 Certificate No 17, district No 4, OGBrekke 24 00 Certificate No 16, N district No 4, O Brekke 29 90 Certificate No 15, district No 4, OGBrekke 800 Certificate No 18, district No 4, Miller *. 27 85 Certificate No 11, district No 14, Broughton ... 6 50 Certificate No 8, district No 14, Edward Doughty 7 50 CsrtificstG Nc3, S district No 1, Chas Brady 8 00 Certificate No 1, district No 3, W A Bartholomew 17 05 Certificate No—, district No 4, O Brekke 5 35 Certificate No —, district No 2, Adam Walters 24 67 The following claims were allowed on motion: Kirk, Allen & Hathorn, nails $ 11 75 W A Bartholomew, material for bridges 8 70 A McKechnie, services for com missioners of insanity 20 00 A McKechnie, janitor and jailer, and board of prisoners 228 80 Brown & Co., undertaking for pauper 19 00 Gibson & Co., material for bridges 5 91 The Alert, printing 5 25 Frank Wiese, board pauper 12 00 Adjourned till 2 p. m. Board met at 2 p. m. All members present. The following bills were referred to District Attorney Rose: The Capital, printing $17 25 Der Pioneer, 48 50 The Alert, 54 65 The following bills were rejected: The Fair, provisions for paupers.. .8 6 11 David Goodman, clothing for pau pers 13 65 Angus Gibson, tracing thieves, on recommendation of district attor ney 21 85 On motion the following bills were al lowed. Jas RWinslow, lumber ...$181 47 Certificate No 19, district No 4, NP Johnson 24 00 The proposition for electric light was laid over. The report of the viewer* appointed to Ideate road commencing on section 1, township 141, range 64, and extending to north limits of city, was presented, and on motion report accepted and road es tabliahed in aeoordanee therewith. Fees for eerrioee as toed viewers of John McGinnis and Wright, each 913, were allowed. The report of Jesse A Frye, justice of the peace, referred at a former meeting to Attorney Rose, was returned by him marked correct, »nd on motion same was accepted and fees allowed. Board adjourned to meet Aug. 15,1888, at 10 a. m. A. C. MCMILLAN, Auditor. NORTH DAKOTA PHARMACISTS Meet in this City Tuesday and Wed nesday—Something about Arrange ments for Entertainment. The North Dakota Pharmaceutical association will meet in this city Tues day and Wednesday. This association is an organization of the druggists of the northern half of the territory who meet together annually for the purpose of dis cussing various topics of interest to the business and to recommend such legis lation for the protection of their interests as may be deemed necessary. Just what they will do here is not known but it was at their instance that the legislature of two years ago passed the present phar macy law, the good results of which are beeinnintr to be seen both by the Dhar macists and the public. The membership of the association is said to be about three hundred. The last meeting was held at Fargo where about sixty were present. The probable attendance here is estimated at about the same figure. The members will begin to arrive to night, when the delegation from the south is expected in. The morning trains will bring in the representatives from the east and west and when the association is opened in the morninsr it is expected that a fair representation will be in at tendance. To-morrow's session will be devoted to the bnsiness of the association and the1 discussion of whatever matters may be brought to its notice. In the evening the members will be banqueted at the Gladstone. Wednesday the unfinished business of Tuesday, if any there be, will be disposed of1 and the rest of the day devoted to pleasure and sight seeing. The pharma cists will be driven over the citv, will visit the asylum in a body and will take in the ball game, while in the evening they will attend the ball in their honor at the rink. Accident at Valley City. The west bound limited express was six hours late today, having been|laid out at Valley City by an accident to a freight train which broke in two in coming down the hill near that place. The two sections of the freight came together and six or seven cars were bumped off the track. No. 1 was held until the track was clear ed and the debris cleared away. The cars are said to have been badly demol ished. One of the brakemen was slightly injured but the rest of the crew escaped with only a shock. The accident was not due to carelessness and is one which is likely to oocur to a heavy freight at most any time. Carrington News Notes. Last Sunday Rev. C. T. Whittlesey tendered his resignation as pastor of the Carrington Congregational church. He expects to take up work in Oregon. We are glad to know that the creamery is successful, and rejoice in qll of James town's prosperity. Always excepting, of course, those periodical occasions when Jamestown dictates the politics of this whole legislative district. On Thursday last Messrs. Smith, Har rington, Solidayand Mulvehill joiued the Melville boys in a match with the James town baseballists at Jamestown. Our professionals did not want to hurt the feelings of the Jimtown amateurs, so they did not beat them. How many of the school-boards of the county have complied with section 62 of the school law, which orders that after the annual meeting in July the board shall cause to be posted or published an item ized statement of the receipts and expen ditures of the proceeding year? It seems to be desirable for all reasons that this should be done through the newspapers as the only means whereby the people can see what has been done with their money. The cost would be but a trifle at the legal rate. The Payn Performance. The "Wages of Sin" was produced Sat urday night by Adele Payn and her com pany. The first act of the play is prob ably one of the weakest openings that could be found in a week's hunt through all the realm of dramatic literature, and the good work in the stronger parts later on hardly succeeded in counteracting the unfavorable impression created in the early stages. Again was the absence of music between the acts painfully felt A musically dis posed kid in the gallery whom some good spirit prompted to relieve the embarass ment of the occassion, came to the rescue with his "mouth organ" and between the last three or four act treated the audi ence to well received renditions of familiar airs, many of which were given with varia tions. Hie audience saw the drift of the boy's action, recognized his good inten tions and applauded heartily. An Explanation. What is this "nervous trouble" with which so many seem now to be afflicted? If you will remember a few yean ago the word malaria was comparatively un known,—today it is as common as any word in the English language, yet this word covers only the meaning of another word used by our forefathers in times past. So it is with nervous diseases, as they and malaria are intended to cover what our grandfathers called Biliousness, and all are caused by troubles that arise from a diseased condition of the liver which in performing its functions finding it can not dispose of the bile through the ordinary channel is compelled to pass it off through the system, causing nervous troubles, malaria, bilious fever, etc. Ton who are suffering can well appreciate a core. We recommend Green's August Flower. Its curse are marvelous. Tb* Ship's "Dead Beckoning." Finding the way'at sea spends on two methods, each of which is theoretically complete in itself—dead reckoning and astronomical observation. As observa tion may be prevented by thick weather, the second method may fail throughout a voyage or during the critical parts of it when land is approached. Thus dead reckoning, on which in many cases the the most scientific captains may have to trust, must be considered firat. Dead reckoning (why called "dead" I do not know nor greatly care) depends on the determination hour by hour of the di rection and velocity of the ship's motion, and the determination thence of her posi tion after each day's various movements. If we know a ship's position at a given time, say at noon on July 1, and she sails or steams at a known rate in a determined direction for a certain time, an hour, say, we can calculate her position at. the end of that hour, subject to the action of cur rents. Since the rate and direction of currents are mostly known we can take this particular cause of motion into ac count. Thus we con mark in on our chart the position of the ship at the end of the hour. So at the end of the next interval of time during which her course remains unchanged and so forth—till' finally we determine her position at noon on July 2. /This is not necessarily or probably tv/en ly-four hours from noon, July 1, as in the new position now attained there is differ ent local time, earlier if the ship is west of her former position, later if she is east of it.] Going on in this way day after day, the ship's course can be charted in, and her position is known from day to day—or in other words, those who have her in charge thus find their way from port to port. Theoretically this is. all right, practically there are difficulties. The circumstances which render "dead reckoning" an unsatisfactory method of navigation are unfortunatelynumerous. —Richard A. Proctor. Cuban Surveillance Over Girls. Probably no people are so rigorous in the care and surveillance of girls as the Spanish. The idea extends to women in many wise respects. In school, at play, in the social home gatherings, the boy and the girl are rigidly kept apart, or, if permitted each other's society, it is under the strictest espionage. A little girl can not step outside her home without a pro tector. A maiden or young lady is never seen upon the street alone. Any woman thus seen is instantly known asji doubt ful person or worse. If my nina goes to school a father, a brother or a mother ac companies. The airing is nearly always taken in a carriage. In It must be a re sponsible member of the family. No young, unmarried woman may visit a friend, attend the theatre or be seen ai a reception or a ball, unless her parents are with her. If she have a lover he must come to the house and ray his respects to her like a rentleman. His attentions are net secret, surreptitious, dangerous. xll§ choice is known to his friends, to Hers It must be a clean business all around. Her proper privileges and his under this regime, I am inclined to think, are greater, not lees. She goes as much, but the whole family, something aft with the sensible German people, go along also. If the lover desire an engagement to the ball or opera with his senorita he must first propose at headquarters. Then her pleasure is sought. If she accord there are no misunderstand ings in that family. If it be a ride on the Calle Ancha del Norte or the Calzade de la Reina, they are all again •here. If It be a promenade on the Prado the whole family promenades, frequently both fam ilies. The lover himself, in short, in all these undertakings while treated with real dignity is much less an affair to be considered than other things.—Edgar L. Wakeman. Attention to Minor Manners, And to descend to the lowest thing about a gentleman,-we should remember that his minor manners must be attended to he does not swear or smoke in the Pinner resence of women, he does not eat his in a hurry, he does not crumble his bread about, making it into pills he does not eat his soup with a hissing sound, or tip the plate to get the last drop he mends his table manners if they are bad, he dresses himself well if his means will allow be he ever so poor he must be clean. If he commits any little error at the dinner table he must learn to be com posed he must be deaf and blind to the. erron of others in society. But etiquette never means stiffness. The best bred peo ple are the unconscious. So sudden are the rises in American so ciety that many a man has been invited to a dinner party to eat his dinner off the plate which he lately washed. A politi cian may rise from being a waiter to being president of the United States. And he is abetter man and abetter diner out, a bet ter president, if, when he was a waiter, he had good manners Mid was obedient. 'He also serves who only stands and waits," has a greater master than the one who pays him his wages. The noble old quota tion can be read two ways. A man may thus be a gentleman at heart even in a condition of servitude. Msny an old black Uftcle Tom was a gentleman, but it would not have been proper to thus an nounce him to his master.—M. E. W Sherwood in Philadelphia Times. The Aborigines of California. After 119 years of association with white men in California, there is not now in our state one first rate farmer, mechanic or bookkeeper of pure aboriginal blood not one merchant or owner of a large herd of cattle. Many Indians have been good workers for a few weeks or months at a time in vineyards, orchards, hop fields, grain fields and sheep shearing, but at the close of the season tney have wasted their earnings in dissipation, and then louni about in idleness until another period of higher wages would stimulate them to exertion. This mode of life among the men, the degraded character of the women, the squalor of their dwellings, and the frequency of thefts near their camps, render them very undesirable as neighbors There never has been a time since 1848 when an Indian disposed to work faith fully could not get regular and profitable tent when he could not save em] enougl land and be protected in its possession. Thousands of white men, after arriving in California without a dollar, became rush by toil and economy with better opportunities, for he was here when the common laborer could get $10 or $20 a day, not one Indian has done so.—John 8. Hittell in Overland Monthly. in a year to pay for forty acnes of when after buying he conld not The Case Tlml nileeayhitiiijb^ "Dsar me,aa aaid the little Boston boy. wbnw after mtaUactualsnaetoo bad felled, they had spanked Mm far tbe fleet time, "If I had bad thasHghtaat anaplckNi that tha rssnltaat ssnwtlw was so pcignsnt. have farrttad tbe expert FORTUNE'S FLOWER. ih. Konb, yet the gnus is wet—'tis early times you're out! tad, sure, the sun and you, my pet, should light us turn about. [•he buds uncurl, the swallows whirl, you lead the year astray tnd what's tbe happy news, my pearl, that warns your heart to-day? can't I trace the darling face I've loved for twenty years? Lnd don't I know the April grace where smiles Just touch the tears? Chere's store galore your basket fills of blossoms goldut gay, Jut more, ashore, than daffodills you're bringing hosue to-day! four le'tred shamrock 1 happy hour! that prom ise must come true Ln4 luc'.y flower that owns the power to bring good luck to you! it other's tread it bides its head, and crouched away in fear, inl pushed its four leaves forth instead the mo ment you drew near. lnd what's the boon the omen brings? for wealth you'd never seek Vnl health and bloom were mocking things to such a Mayday cheek MCret's cheap those eyes would keep!—I know the happy lad— 3uft Oh! one lover's rapture deep will leave a county sod. —Cassell's Magazine. EYES MADE OF CRYSTAL. ttriiat a New York Dealer Says Concern ing Artificial Optics. "It is all wrong to say a 'bully boy with. agla8seye,'" said a Maiden lane manufact urer ana importer who is something of .a wag. "Why is it all wrong?" "WeU, there may DE,. bully bo s, but there is no such thing as a glass eye." "What would you call this?" we asked, at the same time holding up an artificial human eye. "I would call that a crystal eye, because it is made out of crystal, and not out of glass." "Is there any difference?" "Of course there is. As I understand it, crystal eyes cannot be molded into shape. Just how they are colored and macUto imitate the natural eye 1 have no idea." You see, the method of making artificial human eyes out of crystal is one of the secret arts. I have tried to see whether there fs not something in the books, but the writers maintain a deep silence on the subject." "Where are most of the artificial eyes made?" "We import most of our eyes from France. The manufacture of artificial human eyes is in the hands of a few French workmen, who keep the process a secret, the same' as the workers on Gobelin tapestry keep their art a secret. There are two or three in this country en gaged in the manufacture of artificial eyes, but their product lacks ofteq the close finish and the naturalness of the French. Yet we can make a good eye to order." "Ho^r much would an eye to order cost?" "Not over $15. We keep a large as sortment in stock, and if we can fit a man the cost would be only $10. There is not such a difference in people's eyes as most persons suppose. The oi black eye, the light and dark blue eve and the gray eye, and what is called the wall eye are prettv much on the same pattern. Oculists have studied the dif ferent shades and tints of the eye so long that they make a pretty good match to the natural eye. Not oifjy that, but they can fit an artificial eye exactly in the place of a diseased ®eye after the latter has been removed. If the muscles have not been damaged, the artificial eye can be made to roll a little after the manner of a good eye, bg£ hardly in 'the fine frenzy of the past. I have known cases so skillfully done that it was a hard mat ter to tell at the first glance which was the artificial and which was the natural, although a sharp observer would dis tinguish it in a short time." "Do you think there are many bully boys in New York with glass eyes?" we laughingly inquired. "Well, I can hardly say how many New Yorkers sleep with one eye open. A.fair estimate would perhaps be over 1,000 or 1,200. A great many from out of the city come to be fitted with artificial eyes. I can judge somewhat of the number by the amount of my sales every year." "I suppose you have come across some curious cases? "Yes, I could tell you some funny ex periences which I have had. I remember one young lady who was never, suited with her eye, and bad it changed once or twice a year. Another old lady used to lose her eye about once or twice a year. One man who used to go on periodical sprees often went home without his eye. He came to me one day and ordered an extra optic. He stdd that he wantegito be prepared for any emergency. But I guess the greatest emergency was meet ing his wife after being out all night."— J. Vance in New York Graphic. A Cheap FlrtiNtf Stable. \J. A correspondent of The Hartford Cour ant relates what he saw in Frankfort, Germany. The loft of a stable had burned out, and he asked for the horses, thinking that they must all have per ished, but be was assured that they were in the stable and all right, for no 3moke nor heat could touch them. After everything was burned in the loft, he made an inspection, and found that the stable was practically fireproof. They had in its construction used old railroad ties, placing them three and a half to four feet apart, and then put arched corrugated iron between the ties, and 'filled in with a mixture of cinders and lime, making it deep enough to pro tect the ties. The trap or door to reach (he loft was made of sheet iron, filled In with the same compound. This kind of flreprooflng Is very cheap and, according to the writer, ia very effective.—Scientific American. He Waaat Bit Sony. "Papa," aaid a beautiful girl, as theeld gentleman came In late, "did you notice the dead body of a young man in the yardf* "Why, i» what's the matter?" Infused young Mr. Paperweight to and from the hopelesa, upon his face when he from the bouse I fear he may have himself.'' "WeU, rm glad you refused him," said the old man spitefully, "he has just beaten me five atralght gsmss ef fail tteida."—Iif* night, look Customer (in restaurant)—A broiled spring chicken, waiter, and a small bot tie, vintage 74. Walter—Yes, sir. (Later)—Find every thing right, etat Customer—No you're made a mistake You've brought me spring wine and a *74 New YockSon. Advtee to the The only adviee w* should ventme to give would be to take counsel of year own good sense and quiet judgment make these your prime ministers, and set up to the light they are ready to give. It will surely bring much discomfort and no help If the advice of any one who passes by ie taken In our own case, we always resist to the uttermoet the lassitude that steals over one at the first symptoms of nausea. Fight the Invader to the last. As long as there Is power to sit up, we refuse to lie down for although that position may re strain sickness and prevent vomiting, yet the strength gives out soon—at least, we find It so Unless the nausea proceeds to excess, we doubt if it is wise to resist a remedy that In the end may prove far more beneficial than doctor'a Ipecac. If strength allows, and the system can re sist cold, tbe deck is tbe best place, where fresh air may be always on hand. We make no effort to eat when sure tly» stomach will reject the first mouthful. We see no benefit in torturing one's self by the vain effort. Anyhow, no matter, even if you feel very sick do not be cross and forlorn It certainly cannot benefit yourself On the contrary. It will'' increase vour disgust with your own self and make all about you uncomfortable. Do not whine and draw the mouth into a grimace suggestive of a drug shop As long as the breath will allow laugh, talk cheerfully and try to cheer others, and when that becomes quite impossible sit still and be patient. A few sweetwater grapes are cool and comforting to most patients as soon as it Is possible to swallow anything, and by and by a bit of quail or chicken carefully broiled, seasoned with pepper and salt. No butter may be tolerated by the unruly stomach, when stronger food or gravies, soups and gruels will be rejected. But not one of these suggestions may be accepted by many therefore, each: should be a law unto themselves. But be good natural anyhow. If you don't feel so act as if you did for a short time, and the genuine article will soon make its ap pearance.—Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher Words One May Not Use. The Americans are accused of a profu sion of epitheta, of an ill expressed appro bation. No one ahould say of a picture that it ia "perfectly aweet." Sweetness (in spite of Matthew Arnold) is a word meant to express a sensation of the palate. Still lees, should we say of anything we enjqr at table, "Hoveit, "Ilovemelons," "I love peaches," "I love grapee all these are schoolgirl mistakes we love our friends and our country. Love Is an emotion of the heart, and not a tickling of the palate: we may like and prefer melons, but we do not love them. All the aenaea have their appropriate lan guage some of them can be equally ex pressed by the aame words There are minor elegancies also to be observed the words "take" and "eat." We do not say ntv "1 take tea with Mrs. Moot-, gomery, but "1 drink tea." Beau Brum mel once rebuked a lady for saying., "Takeadishof tea." Be said "Madam, a vulgar man can take libertlea. but a gentleman drinks tea The English, however, who are vei *•«.£ particular as to these minor .rules, aiw. very coarse in some of their expressions. They says uch a person Is a "horrid, nasty little pet," and "you stupid old darling'* la a familiar term of endearment. They use many terms which we need not adopt. The use of the word "nasty" aa a term of endearment and praise is a very false. fashion. When our English friends use' the word "nasty" as describing their own. slimate we can quite agree with them., but when they pervert it they outrage decency.—Mrs. M. E. W. Sherwood. Beauty of the Coflbe Plant. Nothing can be more beautiful and In teresting than studies of the annual blooming, budding, growth and ripening af coffee, and its gathering and prepara tion for the market. The leaves, which are ovate in form, are about four inchea long They set opposite each other in pairs and are dark green In color. Simi-1 Uar In texture to the mammee leaf, they have the waxen aurface of the Indian, lanreL The foliage is perennial. Shoot ing out from the bases of these pairs of: leavea, after the manner of our cherry blooms, are seen tbe coffee blossoms, al moat precisely like a diminutive tuberose, in clusters of three to six. snow white,r and with an indescribably delicate, subtle and dellcloua odor. For two months In apring time a coffee nUntation Is simply one vast plain of white, a region of intox icating odor, with the blue aky half ahut from sight by myriads of honey seeking butterflies, humming birds and brilliant winged songsters, puttering and circling In apparent ecstasy of revelry and delight. For nearly six months new blossoms come as tbe old ones disappear. Blossom and ripening berries are continuous. As the breezes snow the dying blossoms upon the ground tiny green buttons take their place. They change to a pale pink then to a bright cherry finally to a reddish purple Then they are ripe and ready for —Edgar Wakenpn's Cuba Letter. BseeusirustlBg the BaatUaw The Parisians have just been treated to the spectacle of the restoration of a whole quarter of the old Paris of a century o—the quarter out of which the rajgplu and the new Ideas which modern France sprang, the quarter Faubourg St. Antoins and that fni mas and last stronghold of French ab solute monarchy—the JBaatile This Is part of an elaborate series of reconstruc tions which will be one of tbe features of the neat exhibition of 1889s It being pro poeea to construct on both sides or the Seine, from a point nearly opposite the Palais de 1 4 Industrie, and extending all the way down to the Champs de Mars and the Trocadero, sections of old Paris as well aa specimens of the architecture, pslstisl and private, of different nations. The main entrance to the exhibition Is ex pected to be on the Champs BysssA. through the great doors of the Patads de ^Industrie a Joyful announcement to the witnmoaM waiting foe it exhibition of the Bastfle and to hlblt the &subourg St. Antoine was doubtless euggeeted by the success which attended the great London exhibition at Kensing ton 'during the two exhibitions of last andtne previous year.—New York l»n,trOle* Valuable VJ* *4t as •38 ry. memorise of previous ana horse ca for cabs Mad. Manager of a Theatrical Company— That man who just passed Is the most valuable man that 1 ever took out on a tour of the country. Incredulous Friend—He does not look as though he wss much of an actor. Manager—He can't act at all, but as he Is a champion pedestrian he never has any dMkulty in getting back topown.— Post.