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la tfaa Tillage by the rlvarelda Bite dwelt, long rears ago, .Where the sweet (an 'woke her erry morn. And the children loved her eo. And her little garden plot was bright With flow'ra bo fair and wild That the soft wind stay'd, bright dreami to waft - . To her they call'd. "Dear ehUd." The sick and sorrowing heard her step Within the wicket-gate. Between the ranks of sunflowers tall That seem'd for her to wait; And the dying, who 'mid twilight watch Till cares of daytime cease, Llsten'd. and loved the childish roles That whisper'd words of peace. Bat rery gently, Very soon, Her little race was ran. She slept the sleep God grants His own At setting of the son. And In her dreams she trod hear'n'a way, While stars lookeJ down and rail d. While sngela stretcb'd kind arms to aid, And call'd her their "Dear child. NAT CAD DITRI If ATI AM - ! HAT a lifer re peated the man to himself with al most a writhe. "Making brick without straw all the year round. I wish there, I wish to Ood I'd never learned how to writer' And yet it had paid him in solid coin, no far. One of his minor dreams was real- teed; the window of his writing room overlooked a suburban rod way along which Jarring wheels seldom rat tled; he had got away from the whirr and drone of the town, where his nerves had been at tension all day long. He could compose in peace. And yet he sat with the bitter. Idle stare clutching a dry pan. The door behind creaked; a woman glided In on tiptoe. "Don't start It's only I." she whispered. "Don't start r He threw down the pen without turning. "It's all starts or the strain of expecting them. I'm slok of it, I tell you sick of It all." "What Is the matter?" She bad paused half way, with hands together. "Can't you writer' "Write! I've nothing to write. I'm drained dry. And I've promised a tra gic story" with a balf-oneer "for that 'Society Bun.' Traglcl What's the timer "It must be nearly 6." "Six? Dark In another hour dusk aowl I've done nothing. And you you never attempt to help me by so much as a word!" "Never help you 7" she echoed, and repeated It to herself. "I never help him! But when have you asked such a thing? What good would be my ideas r "Oh, not much. Women seldom have real Ideas they're fitting superflelall- j ties. Still " I A long silence. The door creak eo again, bat he knew she had only closed It and was still hovering behind him. He was somewhat surprised, but would not turn, vaguely conscious of the Jp you," she repeated. calmly. "Would you like me"tu" try r perhaps something has Just come to my mind. It Is silly, maybe, as I tell it, but yon my husband, might make It clever and Interesting. Ton say your stories are always twaddle as you first set them down." "Do 17 Well, what is ltr he said, staring across at the opposite roofs, rrhls situation Is novel. Go on. Never mind as long am there Is anything at all In it" "There la there la a woman's heart tn It, I think," she whispered. "Is that any good?" "Oh I" he said. Her voice had tailed off as If she had a real Idea, but was afraid of the sneer. "Well, there usu ally is that's one of the component parts of the average story. Even hu mor is the brighter for tragedy lurking in the background, yon know. Any thing in the heart t That's the point Tee: anything In this heart?" Another silence. "Couldn't I tell you Inst as It came to me, then 7 she said. "I'm not clever enough to know. It's more of a sketch, perhaps. I I Imag ined two lovers, very dear lovers.-They got married and there was a beautiful world before them, with such peace at the end, If they knew! Make the man an artist. He lived for bis art. The girl the girl was only just a girl; she lived for the man. She hung on his eve. 7 word, you might say; she prayed for his success when he was never there to hear, thought for him in ways that he would never know, and check ed her singtng, and moved always so softly, so that he should never be dis turbed at bis work. You're not writ ing. Is It so silly f "Qo on," be ' whispered. "There there's nothing to write yet." "That went on for years. The man, deeper and deeper In his work, never saw that his wife was changing; that the light had gone out of her eyes. He forgot all he had meant to be forgot after a time even to kiss her; and. the girl she could never bring herself to remind him, eh? Still she lived only for htm, but he never cared what she wore, never thought that her work might be hard in its lit tle way, and that there are some wom en for whom years of 'such silence and loneliness spells death or worse. She was always crying at first, and never dared to tell him why if he did not ee for himself, and kept out of his way so that his mind should not be spoiled for work. And he say that he thought It was something else, and poke harshly and sneered, and at last got so that be lived in a world of his own, and wouldn't open his door when when be knew that her heart was bursting outside, longing for one kind word again. Or or something tike that. Could yon begin anything vlth that?" No answer. She could not see. but the man's outward stare was as if It would never again relax. She went on a little faster, her voice taking a thrill Just as though his silence Implied that there might be real dramatic pos sibilities In her small inspiration. "I think my husband could yes! The world is used to seeing the man grow indifferent, and the woman cold and pale; but you you might take the tra gedy as it Is within the four walls, and make It live and throb In there. You might put it that at first the man's mis take was In always straining forward to his goal, forgetting that the happi est time Is now forgetting bow, when 1 e looks at last he will not find Just the same laughing girl as he married. Cf ten he left bar. we win say; he want ed cheerful faces and relaxation after his work, and the wife waa oady Ilk a ghost creeping about the house. And io at last, for her the only alternative to a broken heart was a heart harden ed to stone. And oh! ahe had so loved him had so determined always to look her brightest and best for him! That might have gone on until the end, as It often does; bat there came a Mow one blow more than she could bear. We'll suppose we'll suppose that one day the wife, somehow or other, beard him talking to a friend. The friend waa quiet; he had asked: Wbafs the matter with with ber? All the ro mance gone that yon used to talk about r Make it make It that she held her breath for the answer, even then even then; that even then she was hungering to pat her arms around him, and tell him. oh, no, It was not gone! And supposing she hoard hhn ay: Her! Fooh, take no notice of ber always the same. Wish to heavens sometimes I'd never married what with the expenses and the miseries at home. Can't make her out not like other women. Given it op long ago. Don't you ever marry,-old man! And supposing the wife stood and cried to Qod to take her on the spot, and that God did not answer, and that at last at last, when something seem ed as If K would snap In her brarn he crept into her husband's study and took out the pistol that be kept In bis desk and put it to her forehead, and almost pulled the trigger. Wouldn't a paper accept a story like thatr Still no answer. The man had craned (till further forward, his hands grip ping the desk, his face gray In the dusk, his stare widened. It looked It somehow looked as if he feared for his life to look around. In fear of a band waiting for his throat. It waa not his wife's talking. It was Tragedy that had come creeplr s into the room as It sometimes did when be wrote late, and something stood and breathed behind each shoulder. The voice came again, aa from a long way off. "Yes I Say sbe paused the moment, and that saved ber. 8bo looked at his work and thought of his long straggles and the mind that always strained af ter something In life that la never to be found. But the thought had coma into her bead, and it stayed and stay ed, and more than once, when he had passed her with hardly a word or look. No, my God, she could not boar It! God. forgive her, she cannot bear ltr The Indescribable sob and a swift rush. A hand bad plucked open the drawer at the man's side and some thing bright flashed out. Just to time be realised something and swayed np with a hoarse cry: "Winnie! No nor and faced the picture that was to eat Into his memory all time. The dead silence, the stare with which the wide eyes In her worn, white face seemed to search his soul wildly for a flicker of the truth! Then her band dropped and her face began to twltcb plteonsly. -His arms were out and the heart beat there yet. "Winnie." he had whispered such a whisper "don't, don't! Come back to me come backr And for those two Time put back the hands of the clock. But the story that was not for publication. Lot don Star. SQUIRRELS IN WINTER. Bon Popular Notlrt .. pejied bjr 1 y If one asks aV dren and grown poov that matter how squlrrn winter, nine out of ten win ., they eat the nuts they gath) suuWl ril au'is' Is partly, but I not wholly true. Their food Is widely varied In the course of a year, espe cially In the spring and summer. In dian corn In the milk suffers more from squirrels than from raccoons or .musk rats, which are proverbially so fond of it. In places on the western frontier an expensive system of watching has had to be maintained at times against this pest. One dainty in late, summer is the mushroom, of several varieties of which they are fond, and this re minds me of a bit of unexpected Bngac Ity in one of the western chipmunk lately spoken of tn my hearing by the artist and author, Ernest Seton Thomp son. It appears that this chipmunk depends for Its ordinary fall and win ter fare upon the seeds of the pinon pine, which it preserves by storage tn Its holes In decayed stumps or under ground. It happened lately, however, that In a certain area of the northweat the pinon crop was a complete failure, and the ground squirrels were com pelled to find something else for their subsistence and winter stores. In this extremity they turned to the mush rooms, everywhere abundant, and were busy during all the late autumn In gathering them. They were too wise, however, to store them underground, where they would soon have rotted, but Instead deposited them In notches and crotches of the lower branches of for est trees, where they dried In the open air and so kept In good condition to be eaten. Their shriveling up and the shaking of the branches by the winds caused many to fall, and these the squirrels Industriously picked np and tried to fasten more securely to the branches. x This method of providing themselves with winter food Implied the necessity of tbelr coming forth from then under ground retreats, no matter how cold and snowy the weather, whenever they wanted something to eat. Instead of having thetr larder Indoors, as to usual with them, and It would be Interesting to know whether they actually did so or whether they failed to profit, after all, by their seemingly sagacious pru dence. Chicago Chronicle. Coats at Second Hand. Aa tho well-educated native of India emulates western manners as far aa possible. It Is not to be wondered at that he Is partial to the frock coat. From this partiality a curtous trade has sprung up. Regularly large con signments of second-hand frock coats are shipped out from England to Cal cutta and Bombay, and are disposed of to the natives, who strut about like peacocks In a not lnf requenly Impossi ble coal. Add to this that the wearers don't go In for socks, and to a man wear glaring patent leather shoes, and you have a picture. When It is added to this fact that the native headdress Is worn, and that the unmentionables are of linen and cut sklnt'gbt with many folds around th? ankles, the sight Is oftentimes ridiculous. . So fashionable has the frock coat be come in India that native tailors make the ordinary coats of the natives large ly on frock coat lines, and It Is no un usual sight to see the athletic youths of Northern India disporting them selves In so-called frock coats of ai many hoes as tho famous garment of lose ph. - Every time a genius Invents a good thing aome other genius makos a for- HINK. OUR BOYS AND GIRLS. THIS IS THEIR DEPARTMENT O THE PAPER. - Qaaint Bawinaranna Cata Dataaja of Little Folk lasywho, Oatharad ad Priated Hero for All Ochnr lain Peabody Bndlcott Wmthrop Browne Mved to Beacon street. In Boston town, With a lineage almost as long as year arm, . Aa ancestry rich with colonial charm. And In face of all this we are a alts at a loss to account for hla being so dreadfully Bat wrong foot first oat of bed each mora, J privately think that's the way he was born). Hi Is boy would come with a scowling face And begin to And fault at his usual pace. Uis bath was too hot or the room too cold, Aad all through his dressing he'd fame and scold. To the dining room with a frown he came. And that nothing could salt him was very plain. For his oatmeal was dry. or the milk too cold, The butter too hard or the bread too old. Till his pictured ancestors looked stonily down On this hopeful scion of the boose of Browne. And when he went oat, I tell It with shame, lie spoke very rudely to Nurse Mary Jane, lie splashed lo the water and kicked np the snow, ind walked rough shod over high and low. And the frown on his face was a sight to see; (a fact, he behaved most shockingly. Of children to play with he found bat few. Though he walked the length of the ave nue, For the little ones all. with a stare and frown. Said. "Let's run away from that cross patch Browne," Till, his nurse losing patience, home they went. And to papa's study Feabody was sent And hla father very gravely said, 'Bo j a that won't be pleasant most go to bed." So he had spoiled his pleasure and lost his play, And ended his day In this shameful way. O. the sorriest boy In Boston towne Was Feabody Endicott Wlnthrop Browne, And now, my dear, when yon count the loss. Does It ever pay for being cross? Atlanta Constitution. Old V aavte. A group of young folks from the blgb tchool stood on the corner, giggling at old Maggie, the brown mare wbo. hitched to a post near by, stood pa tiently switching away at the flies. The young folks laughed at ber rough hide, her stumpy tall and clumsy feet. They ca'iled her "Nancy Hanks," "Gunpow der" and "Bucephalus." The next morning, when the glgglert TUB FAITHFUL BOBSS. filed Into the schoolroom, they saw on the blackboard this: "I am only an old horse, but when I was young I was handsome, and I took a pride In letting no one pass me. Now I can do little, but I try to do that well I take Invalids and timid old ladles out driving. I let little children drive me, and they can ship the lines, rattle the whip and shout as loudly as they wish; it doesn't try my nerves. Sometime! they cUmb my back for a ride. I step very carefully, so they won't fan off. So I do when the baby toddles around and I am cropping grass on the lawn. "I am always ready to carry picnic pnrtles to the woods; I go for the doc tor; I take guests to the train. I nevei shy at tooting engines, bicycles, babj ca.T:ag. or wheelbarrows. I tak grandma to tbe weekly prayer-meetlni and sewing society. I don't rem em bet ever playing a mean trick In my life Sometimes In tbe future yon may lx old, poor and slow; how would you llk to be laughed at?" The scholars read the words, lookef at one another, giggled a little verj feeble giggles! then, with flushed faces, bent over,thelr books. But they were thinking! Youth'i Companion. What Made Virginia Lanark. "Well, did yon do It. 'Lexandei Knox?" "No, I never she Just looked soberei tban everr "That's poetry r laugher Phoebe. It was easy enough to make Phoebe laugh. Alexander plunged both grimy little bands Into his pockets and looked gloomy. "I stood on my head three times av runnln' " "Oh, my, I couldn't do thatr' cried Phoebe, mischievously. "An' I turned three somersaults a runnln'," continued 'Lexander, severe ly, "and she never laughed one little smile, no. she never! 1 don't know what to do next" "I couldn't make her, either," said Phoebe. "I tried and tried. Every body else laughed; grandma did, and nurse, and everybody but Just Virginia. I guess we might's well give it up, "Lexander." It looked that way. Everybody lo the house had been trying to make solemn-faced .little Virginia laugh. It they could Just make ber do it once, the backbone of the storm would be broken, grandma said, and tho aun would have a chance to come ont "fot good." It was quite a serious case. Virginia aad really a good cause for being sor rowfuL Wben one Is only four yean old and has had the croup and can't gc j to the next-door liaby's birthday party well, what la there to laugh at? Virginia pressed her Up-tilted little nose flat against tbe window pane and cried quiet little rain drops that twin kled In tbe sun. And everybody wai so sorry for Virginia why, even thf I chickens outside seemed sorry! Then ! waa one lanky, half-growa Uttle fellow n. a yellow coat half feathers and half lown and half bare akin (but that a too nany halves!) who seemed especially torry for Virginia. Ho cocked hla rldio ilous little head at her and blinked one wight eye. "That little giri ought not to be cry ng dear me, nor bo seemed to be :hluking to himself. "Somebody onght :o put a atop to It at once. The Idea f crying when there's Just been a rain ind the angleworms are so plenty! SomelKHly ought to entertain that little ;lrL I have ltr And then Little Lanky Fellow strut led away Importantly. Just the thing! If anything would comfort the little ;IrL that would. He fluttered np on o the wheelbarrow that stood Just os ier Virginia's window and flapped bis funny, bare wings and crowed! It a-as a coarse, cracked, little baby crow. Out he stretched his long neck and jpened b!s mouth to a frightful extent and crowed and crowed and crowed. Me was so very Important and proud f himself, and the crow was so very joorse and off the key! Then Virginia laughed. Youth's Companion. Their fin la Named "Now. children." said the young lad who was Instructing a class of small trays In the Sundny school, "which o( you can tell me of what particular Bin loaepb's brethren were guilty when tbey sold him Into bondage?" "Please, ma'am, I can," answered one bright Ut ile fellow. "Very well; what waa It?" 'be Inquired. "They sold him too -heap," was the somewhat unexpected reply. A Joke on the A nereis. Willie, aged 4. noticed the moon In the western s!?y one morning after sun rise. Having never before seen both jrba at once h? was deeply Impressed icd, runn ng Into the house, exclaimed: "Oh, ninmiitn, I've got a good Joke on the angel-ir "Why. Willie, what do you mean?" as'vfd the astonished moth ; r. "Tbey forgot to take the moon In," answered the little fellow. Wher loea It Got "I want to ask you one more ques i'.ou. mamma," said small Freddie, as be was being put to bed. "Well, what ii It?" asked the tired mother In a tone of resignation. "When a hole comes In my stocking." said he, "what become? of the piece of stocking that was there before the hole came?" All are'ooted. Little 4-year-old Flossie bad been spending the day with a playmate dur ing house-cleaning and upon ber return home she found the carpets had been removed from the ha:l and stairs. "Oh. mamma," she exclaimed, "the hall and stair steps are all burefooted." Lean t of the War. "Tommy." said the teacher to a pupil .n the Juvenile cl isa, "what Is your Ides if the result of our war with Spain?" "It made g'ography lea-tons a heap sight harder," was tbe logical reply. PHILADELPHIA'S BKST ENTER TAINMENT. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. Sun day. Sept. 3. 1S99. Never was the value of cleanliness more strikingly exemplified than in the succees which has rewarded the ef forts of Benjamin F. Keith. He has demonstrated that the good In theatri cals Is not only the most enjoyable, but the most remunerative. He has revo lutionised the branch of the business to which his houses are devoted. ,QU- 75 wa-yassty ttio&ug was women: to-day women and constitute 60 per cent, of the ..age of bis Philadelphia house, nore enjoyable entertainments are rided anywhere, and the audiences T-iit-aseembie in his plnrhonwa Include the foremost people or the city, aa weu as the most discriminating theatre goers The Keith clientele exceeds the patronage of any two other theatres In Philadelphia. While many other state are defiled now and then by the sala cious, the Keith houses and similar ones are ever nlaces where a mother never hesitates about giving her daugh ter permission to attend them. Destroying Money. Extraordinary precautions are taken by the United States government in the destruction of Its worn-out and filthy money. Tbe fact that this could be used again makes It necessary that Us destruction should be conducted with care, and be made complete. All the paper money that passes through the treasury Is sorted, and the old bills are sent to the redemption di vision, where they are searched for possible counterfeits. Then they are carefully counted and tied up into bun dles of 100 notes each. A great cancelling machine then drives four holes through each of these bundles, of which a careful record Is kept. Tbe piles of bills are then cut Into two parts, one set of halves going to the secretary's office and the other to the register's office. In each place the halves are again counted, after which they are chopped by machinery Into fragments. Not sat isfied with this, tbe bits are then boiled In vats of hot water and alkali until they are reduced to an unrecognised pulp. This tbe law permits the treas ury to sell to manufacturers of nov elties, who make ft Into little models of the Capitol and the White House, which are sold as souvenirs In the Washington stores. New bills are Is sued In an amount equal to those de stroyed. Matrimonial Hunting Uromida According to a New York physician, women who enter hospitals there to learn the profession of nurses look up on the boSDltal aa a matrimonii! Ing ground, where young physicians rc quarry; mat nirting with the doctors comes first and taking care of the patients second. Power of Frozen. Water. No receptacle has vcr been made with sufficient strength to resist the bursting power of frozen water. A lawsuit Is the proper court dress for an attorney. A suspicious nature suspects other people of being suspicious. ' Ml oi Dizzy? Then your liver isn't acting well. You suffer from bilious ness, constipation. AVer's Pills act directly on the liver. For 60 years the Standard Family Pill. Small doses core. 25c All druggist. Waat toot mvastaeao or aaard hntw, rich Mack T Then aas EUCXIKCIWSDYEWftrttiVa ss ... naisai a r i Mrs. Bernard Ttssks MSS. PtNKBAM FOR HEALTH. . . . nvwwwaar HO. 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An improved mucilage bottle has the stopper formed of a hollow tube, closed at the top and screw-threaded at the lower end, with room Inside fot the handle of the brush, allowing free use of the latter when the tube Is removed and making an alr-tlgbt closure. A Scotchman has patented a leather tire for vehicles, having a metallic TJ sbaped rim around tbe felly with the edges turned In to engage the sides of a row of leather disks, which are placed around tbe rim In such a man ner that tbelr edges form the tread. By an Ohio man's Improvement lu chandeliers the buriers can be lowered for lighting without disturbing the flow of gas, each lamp being carried on the lower end of a vertical pipe suspended In clamping sockets, to be released for lowering, with flexible connecting pipes to supply the gas. Students can become expert type writer operators without tbe expense of buying or renting a machine by tbe use of a New Yorker's Invention, con sisting of a frame carrytng a series of keys, which can be arranged to corre spond with the keyboard It Is desired to learn, tbe keys having spring to re turn them after each stroke. Created Apples In Prince. There are apple growers at Mont reuil. France, who furnish fruit bear ing family crests. Tbe itpples are grown in paper bags. Wben the apples are about as laras as hlckorv nnta h bags are slipped over them in order to protect mem iruin ine sun. Wben they are nearly rloe new baa?s Justed, with the crest cut out like a steuciiuu uuc Biue ui ine nag. rne sun then colors the annle. Iavin sreen crest on a red apple or a red de sign on a green surrace. An Armless Bride. A woman without arms has been married at Christ Church, New Zea land. The ring was placed npon the fourth toe of ber left foot. A similar marriage to this was performed at 8b James Church In 1833. Tho prayers published la book form WaW-Cn"-J ONOEIT blinds many a man w tbe truth. ' Faith to reason rearing on revela tion. Every master must erer bo m pupil- If a godless man got into heaven, ho would be glad to get Out. Ood not only pardons. He forgives. The works of Oodw machines are U hidden; The richer tho Jewel, tho naraer te rotting. Christian fellowship la through the Father. More depends on your InlettJng on God's outpouring. Tho more godly men are, the more human they will be. Tbe Bible answers the question, why? and science, bowT If the saloon exists In your city. It is too close to your home. The unmarked providences of Ood ire the most remarkable. It is often easier to be neighbor to the stranger than to the man over yonr back fence. CALIFORNIA PROP RANCHES. The Bcuttnaaa la Not Unlike TTaat of Cattle Balalna. In California there Is said to be more women who are engaged to masculine occupations than In any other section of the United States. It is at Stege. a little station about twenty miles from San Francisco, that a frog ranch Is located, named after the first owner of the land thereabout. The Stege ranch extends from the bay shore up to tbe ridge of the Coast Range of mountains, which Incloses both shores of San Francisco Bay. In the lower portions of the ranch a great cumber of springs gush out of the soli In copious volumes. It was the springs that determined the first location of the ranch. Tbe site, overlooking an ex pansive view of tbe beautiful bay, was capable of rast improvement. A dog en acres. Inclosing tbe springs, were surrounded with a hedge of cypress. Tbe grounds were laid ont with taste, and soon presented tbe rare beauty Incident to the profuse vegetation of a semi-tropical climate. Three ponds were formed by confining the waters of the flowing springs, some acres in ex tent, and stocked with frogs. A fence, high enough to prevent the escape of the inmates, surrounded each, and the ponds were filled with aquatic plants and mosses. Then hundreds of frogs were placed In tbe ponds, and from the original stock the Increase has been so great that, though thousands are sent to market yearly, the wlthdrawels have no sensible effect upon tbe vast numbers remaining. Frog ranching la not unlike cattle raising. There are one, two, three or four-year-olds, though the successful frog raiser will always keep the young ones separate and apart from tbe full grown, which sre cannibals of tbe first raak, and eat all which are not able to protect them selves. Tbe four-year-olds are consid ered ripe for. tbe market, though the gourmand In frogs prefers those that are a year or two younger. A frog's life is twelve years. There are some of that age at Stege. They are of mon strous growth, being fourteen Inches in length and weighing ns much ss four pounds. In California, as in colder climates, frogs hibernate in winter, and In the spring emerge after thetr long sleep emaciated to the last degree. Then they are fed with a mixture of oatmeal and blood, and again at the spawning season, but only for a short time. They are, most of the time, self-sustaining, feeding upon tbe Insects which they cleverly catch. Like most creatures of the animal world, frogs are capable of affection for their keepers, and demonstrate it by coming at call and allowing them selves to be handled, showing much do ngnt ra being stroked. Placed upon the ground, tbey readily follow their mistress for a long distance. At night the noise made by tbe ten thousand frogs which. It Is estimated, are con tained In the three ponds, Is tremen dous. Collier's Weekly. Tbe Baral Stock Exchange. First native I see tn the paper that the bank clearln's for tbe hull coun try Is goin' about $2,000,000,000 a week. Tbat means that we're doln' more busi ness than we used ter. Second native Tew bet we be. There's been hardly a day fer a month right here tn Houndtown that there hasn't been a hoas trade. New York World. Acts gently on the Kidneys. Liver and Bowels Cleanses the ystem hAB,TUAlWNSTIN m h. , . PERMANENTLY Buy-ane tNvmt-MsM-r o ey t3UIUTGrSYRVP a-b:.c omX mawawaiainisuiikinaTH, THE LAUNDRY CLASS. In many of the schools of Domestic Science, Laundry work is now taught in a thorough and scientific manne. In the Laundry class-room Ivory Soap is always used to wash the articles that require special care and it is frequently used to the exclusion of all other soaps. It is as important to know the best material for domestic use as to know the best methods for using them,, and Ivory Soap is very generally recognized, by those who have carefully investigated the subject, as the safest and purest soap. av tin FOUND THE SEA 8ERPENT. Battlo Between Forty Poasda of Bey anal Vorty Poanda of Plan. Darld Cherry waa 9 years old in May and be lives in Bristol. Pa. His flesh, bone, and sinew only weigh forty-one pounds, all told, bat his pluck Is equal to a ton. One day lately be and two equally youthful, but much more pon derous oomradea, went out on the No shaminy meadows to flab for suckers. The swollen waters of the creek had pushed their way back Into tbe lateral ditch ea and lay there to tbe depth of a foot or more. As the feather-weight Dave and hla companions were follow ing tho bank of one of these ditches on their way to th sucker grounds of the Neshamlny they were attracted by the unwonted troubling of tho muddy wa ter at the bottom of the ditch. Some big object with its back a couple of Inches or more out of water waa mov ing along through the field by means of the temporary water In the ditch. "Jlminetty!" exclaimed one of Dave's comrade. "It's a allygator got lost! That's what It Is." "Huh!" ejaculated another contemp cuoualy. "Allygator nothln'. It's a big snappln torkle lookln' for mnshrats." Meantime the big object In tbe ditch waa plowing its way along, with evi dent dislike of the Job. "Maybejt's the sea serpent," suggest ed Dave. "Let's ketch It. But the other two boys took an en tirely opposite view of what was best to do, and began to move away, with the unmistakable intention of putting distance between them and tbe formidable-looking thing struggling In the In sufficient water of the ditch. Little Dave Cherry's forty-one pounds of body and wagon load of grit weren't to be scared, and, shouting to bis re treating comrades to wait for him, he tumbled headlong Into the ditch, threw himself npon the big living mystery, and clasped bis arms about it. On that Instant mud and water began to fly about with auch violence that Jets and lumps of It shot above the banks of the ditch as if the bottom bad been dissem inated by a dynamite cartridge. A rod or two above where Davy bad plucklly attacked the creature In its own element the water became still shallower and . gradually reached its limit, land or mud only being beyond. Little David bung on and wrestled un til be bad worked bis prize all that dis tance, and by one grand effort tumbled It clear of what little water there was and on to dry land, and the battle was over. Wben David's captive had gasped a few times and then lay quiet, Dave's companions approached and got down Into the ditch. Dave dug the mud out of his mouth and eyes, and, 'sitting on his captive, said: "Yon fellers to chumps! The evidence was so strong In favot jf Dave'a charge that tbe boys entered no defense to it It was all that the three of them could do to get Dave's trophy to the top of the ditch and carry It home. Then they learned that the prlee was a German carp, and when It was weighed It waa found that Dave Cherry was only one pound heavier than the carp. But Dave waa dlsap pointed. "I thought It was the sea serpent V he said in disgust, "and it's only an old Dutch carpi" No-To-Bae For Fifty Cents. Gnarantced tobacco habit core, makes weak men strong, blood pur. 60c, f.1. all druggists. Very few men have ever lumped from the bottom to the top of the lad der at one Jump and stayed there. ilM,P'Tn"y cured. No fits or aerroua- . i r tnt da7 of Dr. Kline's Great EnnlR.?ter' P'-lf'W"' d treitlae fret DR. R. H. Xtms, Ltd. 931 Arch SC. Phils. Pa. 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He bas a tit library, and Is a great reader, his nretfi. lection being chiefly for the classki He Is a collector of old things, 'and hu some beautiful furniture, china tad curios generally, and many oak cheta. He also goes in for gardening, and ku a menagerie. In which be keeps Bom ostriches, zebras and other anlmtk. but does not confine thorn to cages. H incloses them In a huge tract of had on the mountain side. Tbe truly great politician is one ts is able to perform a clear public cm, and by the same act gratify a groin against a political enemy. TAPE WORMS A tape worm eighteen feet long a least came on thn scene after my takliu tw CASCARETS. This I am sure has eitucdar bad health for the past three years. I tn Mil taking Cascarets, the only cathartic worUu a notice bv sensible dcodIc." USU. W. 1SOWLE8. HUru,J riaasanc raiatabla. 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