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Along tho village streets where maples lean
Together like old friends about the way,
A faithful pair oft and anon wero seen?
He and his nag, both growing old and j
What secrets lurked within that old soul's j
Of mother-love, of throb of pains and ills,
All safely kept beneath that buttoned vest,
Receptacle of powders and of pills.
Thrice happy he when some fond mother's
Grew moist with iove unspeakable to find |
Snugged to her breast her babe whose par
Within her soul and bosom were entwined.
How oft he held the wrist to mark the slow
Pulsations of the feebly flut'ring heart.
While his kind words, soft-murmuring and
low. j
Essayed to calm tho mourner's pain and j
He was to all a father, brother, friend;
Their joys were his. their sorrows were his j
He slept for years where yonder willowi j
Above the violets that kiss the stone.
?Horace Seymour Keller, in X. \. Sun.
i A Nidi ii a Diliaa I
The diligence was in waiting at the
door of the hotel at Coir. A tall,
slim figure appeared in the doorway,
an uplifted face lightly framed in er- !
ratic tresses of brown-gold hair,
crowned by a sombre Tara-o'-Shanter
traveling hat. The girl stood confronting
an iron-gray world built up
of mountains and storm clouds.
"Really going to face the weather?" j
said a voice from behind her, and a
chilly-looking lady came forward, rubbing
her hands in self-congratulation.
Elizabeth?that was the name in the
copy of Browning in her bag?thought
of the number of the guineas in her :
purse, and of her promise to the
Princess Pompilia to arrive at the
Palazzo Pompiliani at a certain mo*r
"I am really going," she said. "A
storm on the Alps will be rather glo- 1
' She got into the diligence and put i
her face out to smile good-by. Strong j
brows, an intelligent, inquisitive line j
of slender nose, and a mouth with
%'elastic curves suggested that this j
must have been a very piquant face
before the shadow of those, or other, j
storm clouds fell on it.
One good thing gained to her by
>, the weather was that she had the -- j
kg; igence all to herself. Her first im- i
pression after she had planted her
bag under her feet and settled herself .
In a r>nrnpr was that she OUgilt to }
seize the opportunity afforded her for
a "good cry." However, she reflect- j
ed that strength was to be in future
-her only reliable friend. Now that
she was putting these hard, gray !
mountains between her and the past, j
scarcely one look back could be
safely adventured. Yet there was a
glance with shaded eyes. Only yes- j
terday sue was a queen in her own
world, queen of her father's heart i
and home. Now she was suddenly
dethroned and bankrupt, her girlhood
. crushed under the ruins of her father's j
?*:" ... fortunes and the tragedy of his death, j
She knew that like things had hap- j
pened before in the world she had !
lived in. She remembered individually
such a case. Her regret for the
sorrow of those people had hung
v"- about her the length of a morning,
but she had danced with spirit at a
ball the same night. What, she won?
= dered, had become of that So-and-So
girl? Probably she, too, had gone
out to be English governess to the
daughter of some other Princess of
Yy :r:. the Pomptlianis. j
Elizabeth opened her bag and rum- j
maged for a magazine, but it was the
* Browning that came to her hand.
It was not merely as Browning that I
she was taking the book across the
Alps with her; yet she would hardly
have acknowledged mat it was for
the handwriting of the word Elizabeth
Lt- - *--->* >"""> /.nrnur Sho holri
in me uuui paju ?4.v. ~ ?
the book close, though she did not
open it, and her desire for the magastfne
appeared forgotten.
Night came down early, the weather
darkness hastened its fall. At a
point in the road a long whistle signaled
the driver of the diligence, who j
thereupon came to a step. A man
opened the door of the vehicle, made
a step to get in, but drew back again. ,
"Oply one lady?" he said, in Eng- j
lish. "Then I shall not intrude. "I j
shall do very well outside, driver."
Elizabeth felt guilty, though re- '
lieved. As the vehicle swung on and
she lay back in her corner, she was ,
disturbed by an echo, something in
the ring of the voice that had spoken j
at the door out of the darkness. She !
had pushed the Browning away from
her. Now the storm came down in
earnest, a dry. scattering wind, freezing
as a breath of icebergs; the dili/
gence rocked and swung; it seemed to j
, > her that at any moment coach and j
horses and freight might ride off on
\ the gale down the precipice.
As the night wore on and the cold
\jgrew more intense, she heard the
; Outside traveler coughing, the man j
^10 had equal right with herself to
the shelter ot an inside seat. Was
she going to be so selfish or so prudish
as to give over this fellow creature
to suffering, perhaps danger, for the N
gratification of her preference for
privacy? She watched her opportunity
and communicated with the
"Will you tell the gentleman," she j
said in German, "that the lady requests
him to ccme inside of the
A safe halting place was chosen,
and the outside passenger got into the
comfortable interior. He thanked the
lady and retired into an opposite corner,
and his few words were spoken
in German. There was no mistake
about the voice this time. What had
seemed a mere echo on the wind from I
her own brain had become a reality, i
The impossible had come to pass. I
She smiled a little pained smile in
/ the impenetrable darkness of her
place and her wrappings.
The man slept, but Elizabeth was
wakeful. The storm was unabated.
One or two wild-looking stars looked
through rents in the masses of windclouds.
Another hour passed. The man
awoke, stirred, sat up and struck a
"Excuse me," he said, "I want to
see what o'clock it is."
Taken by surprise Elizabeth allow- !
ml her open-eyed face tc be revealed 1
by the puny flame, which also lit up |
for the moment the clean-cut features j
of the fellow traveler, a resolute
mouth and chin, minking forehead, j
and calm, gray eyes, holding more !
latent tenderness in their depths than
do the eyes of most women.
"Eliz !"
The tiny phosphor-flash vanished; !
the two sat in darkness as before; i
and the" mountains thundered.
Elizabeth passed in an instant
through an exercise whic.i to a woman j
is something like what the buckling !
on of armor must be to a man.
"Do you think the match was extinguished
before it fell? A diligence
on fire in a storm in the Alps
would make quite a thrilling paragraph
for the London morning papers."
"I believe it is safe," said the mac\
and the slight shake in the voice that
had named her was gone from it.
"How do you do. Miss Wethered?" ,
"Well, thank you. I am glad to see '
you were not eaten by the savages." J
"Those I have met with are rather
above the average of civilized per- .
sons." !
"I did not know. I have not read
your book." !
"Why should you? I hope you arc
going to make a pleasant stay ifl
Italy.' I
"My destination is Rome?the Pal- ,
azzo Pompiliani." j
"How interesting! And your fath- .
er, too. is well?"
Elizabeth choked back a sob in the
"Well? Yes, I trust he is well,"
she muttered.
"And the old place looking as sweet
and charming as ever!"
Here the two minds, looking out of j
mutual darkness, while the wind j
moroa nn*i thr> dilieonce shook and i
swung above the precipices, saw both
the same scene. An English garden
in the flush of June, nigh, new hedges
with banks of brilliant flowers heaped
against them.
There was a girl in a white dress,
in a whiter heat of passion, and a
man who had accused her of coquetry,
standing a little away from her with
quiet eyes and a determined mouth.
Manifestly it was a lovers' quarrel,
with the ending that is usual when
the love is only on one side and the
other belligerent has the advantage of
being without a heart. Each of the
minds i:i the coach summed up thb evidence
in this manner and arrived at
an identical conclusion.
"And your cousin who had just got
his jacket in tne Horse Artillery?"
said the man, "Has he worn the jacket
"Jim has distinguished himself in
Africa." said Elizabeth. "Not your
part of Africa," she added, with a
slightly wicked touch of scorn which
she knew to be unjust.
"1 understand, by the way, in my
long absence many changes among
friends may have taken place. I have
perhaps blundered in addressing you
by your maiden name."
"I have encumbered myself with no
new styies or titles. And you?for 1
am not a reader of the papers (a fib, |
for had she not read every review of j
his book!)?you remind me that it is
probable you are no longer a bachelor."
"Writing a book in Central Africa
does not run to wooing."
"But your savages who are above
the average of the civilized? You
mav never meet with such another op
"I intend to return to that society.
I have only made a flying visit home
to afrange with my publishers."
The travelers were clearly visible tor
each other as the morning radiance
penetrated into the interior cf the diligence.
Each stole a long, investigating
look at the opposite face and
figure. The woman found that the
man had grown bronzed and older,
and that his mouth had got harder
lines. The man saw the woman like
the pale and spiritualized sister of a
blooming girl who had plighted her
troth to him three or four years ago.
He noticed that her dress was black,
of that particular degree of somborness
wmch denotes the deepest
"She had no one but a father," he
But just then the diligence came up
with a rush to the door of the hotel
on the summit of the pass, and
stopped there.
"Will you allow me to assist you to
alight, Miss Wethered? Will you
give me your hand?"
Elizabeth put out her hand?a long,
slim hand, every line of which he
knew. He took it, and held it as
coldly as he was able. They stood
in the open dawn, with carnationtinted
glaciers above tieir heads, and
the heavy green and purple draperies
of the huge pines loomed up out of the
abysses of the earth-shadows that j
still hung on the lower valleys.
"You look cold and ill. Come in
and rest while I order your coffee.
Put your feet to this stove. Let me
take your heavy hat. I see you have
no maid with you. Bear with my
clumsy attentions."
They had breakfast together, talking
carefully, as people will talk who
are both anxious to avoid a painful
subject present to both minds. The
hour for the starting of the diligence j
drew near.
The man looked at his watch. '
"Our ways part here," he said. "We
have half an hour still. And now, '
Elizabeth, as we may never meet
again, will you tell me?you who were :
so kind to a perishing fellow traveler, !
thinking him a stranger?tell me that ,
you forgive me for writing you that j
abject letter." I
Elizabeth opened her eyes wide and
gazed at nim wonderingly.
"What abject letter?"
"The letter I wrote you the day
after we parted."
"I never got a letter from you since j
that evening."
"You never got that letter?"
"NYver, assuredly. What "
She cheeked herself.
"What did I say in it. Elizabeth?
Only that I loved you?that I was
ashamed of my jealous words, and
prayed you to forgive me. I got no
answer. I thought you could not forgive,
had never loved me. And
you "
"I thought the same," murmured
Elizabeth. "You went from me angry
and I knew no more."
The half hour was too short to
hold the words that followed, but the
fellow travelers finished the journey
together, and the Princess Pompilia
is in search of an English governess.
?Mainly About People.
The Simile of a Bachelor.
"Girls are a queer lot," said a bachelor
the other day. 'A stunning young
woman I know said she 'just hated Mr.
So-and-so.' 'Why,* said I. 'Because he
always wants to kiss me, and I consider
that an insult.'
"Funny, isn't it? But that girl would
be pretty unhappy if no one ever
wanted to kiss her. I think she'd feel
pretty much as I know I should if,
when I walk on the avenue, no cabman
held up his hand with a 'cab. sir?' 1
tell you a fellow is still on the safe
side of the seedy line so long as he has
that recognition."?New York Mail
and Express.
Excavations now being made in the
Forum of Rome resulted in the discovery
of a tomb supposed to date
from an epoch anterior to the time
generally assigned for the foundation
of the citv.
Cleaning Willi <?asolene.
When gasoline is to be used as a ;
cleanser it will be found to be much
more effectual if diluted in water. !
Pure gasoline serves merely to loosen
tne dirt, while the added water will
wash away the traces of it. Use in ,
the proportion of two quarts of water
to a cup of gasoline. Those who use
it should understand that it is always
employed at the risk of an explosion. ,
An Artistic ?creen.
An artistic screen, recently designed ,
for a surffmer cottage, is made of gray j
blue linen. It is a three fold screen J
and on each fold an inner panel is !
drawn, leaving a wide margin. This J
is outlined irregularly with gilt. With- i
in the centre panel a sketchy design I
of cedar branches is painted, starting j
at the bottom. A bit of gilt appears j
here and there on the foliage and to j
the entire panel a greenish blue wash i
has been applied.
A Cold Stnrnce Room.
I have been for some time lost in ;
admiration of the cold storage room of j
a friend, writes Octave Thanet in j
Good Housekeeping. This admirable !
place adjoins the kitchen and two
ranges, coal and gas. The cook walks
into it, in a minute. It contains compartments
for milk and butter, anc'l j
for meats, wine racks and all other j
luxuries (including I think electric |
light), and it does not consume the i
ice rapidly. Since I have gone into j
the ice business I have discovered two j
notable things. One is tl at a freezing !
room and a cooling room are very j
different. For the freezing room the
ice must melt; the more it melts the
intenser the cold. Crushed ice and salt
are" used in uiese rooms which keep
meat frozen. In the cooling room the
melting is not hurried at all. All the
walfcs are stuffed with mineral wool.
And there is the same careful ventila*
tion found in the modern icehouse.
I'ro'cc ing l'uriiltn-e. |
Upholstered furniture, to be safely !
kept, should be well brushed and :
wrapped in newspapers; then place a
piece of ordinary tar roofing paper on !
each article and again cover them with ;
newspapers. This also applies to rugs,
loose carpets or other articles that are
liable to be attacked by moths.
To protect upholstered furniture
wind the legs with paper, dip peices of
old musiin in turpentine; when dry
put over the furniture; then put a
piece of camphor gum on the cloth.
Tie up well in paper cr cover with any j
cotton goods.
<~!hairs nnri nnhnlstprerl larsrer nieces !
are preserved from dust and moths by j
covering them with soft old muslin, |
such as old shoots, nightdresses, etc. j
After being well beaten and dusted put j
camphor in paper at the corners and j
then tie brown paper tightly over.
To protect furniture during the sum- ;
mer have chair covers made of gray I
fcolland, bound with red. It is very ser- I
viccable and will launder r.icely and j
should always be used in summer to j
Keep the dust out.
Cover the furniture with muslin and j
lay sheets of tar paper under the cov- j
ers. In this way moths can be kept j
Moths may be exterminated or driv- j
en from upholstered furniture by j
sprinkling with benzine. The benzine j
is put in a small watering pot, such I
as is used for sprinkling house plants, I
It docs not spot the most delicate silk, !
and the unpleasant odor passes off in I
an hour or two in the air. Care must
be used not to carry on this work i
near a fire or flame, as the vapor of
benzine is very inflammable.
Common unbleached cheese cloth at
3 cents a yard and a needle and thread
solves the problem of how to protect
pictures and picture frames from hies.
Cut a piece of cloth big enough to go
all around the picture. Lay the pictnrp.
front down on ihic: null tho ninth
all around and sew up at the back.
Hang your pictures back in place, and
neither flies or dust will bother them.
r IfK
Lemon Cakes.?Coffeccupt'ul of sugar,
two-thirds teacupful of buuer, half a
teaspoonful of soda dissolved in a tablespoonful
of hot water and flour
enough to roll thin; flavor highly with
grated lemon peel or extract.
Buttermilk Muffins.?Dissolve one
teaspoonful of soda in two tablespoonfuls.of
warm water; add this to one
cup of buttermilk; then add one beaten
c-gg, half a teaspoonful "of salt, and
b?at in one and a half cupfuls of whole
u'hea't flour; mix quickly and bake in
buttered gem pans in a quick oven
20 minutes.
Minced I.air.b with Cucumbers.?The
remains of roast lamb or mutton will
make a savory dish by coarsely chopping
sufficient to make one pint; pare
and cut in dice one large cucumber;
put it in a saucepan with one pint of
gravy and good brown sauce and stir
until very hot. and serve with a garnish
of fried bread.
Raspberry Flummery.?Soak a cup
of pearl tapioca in two cups of cold
water for several hours, then put ii in
the double boiler and set over the fire
to cook clear. Sweeten to taste, about
half a cup, and when cool stir in a
quart of fresh red raspberries. If they
require washing, have them thoroughly
drained. Turn into a mold and set
M Ar in o vorr oaIH nlnon
*.?il hx i/i in ci ?vi j vvjvi fcjri >x
with sugar and cream.
Cream of Summer Squash.?Peel the
squash, slice thin, put in a saucepan
and add boiling water to come nearly
to the top of the squash. When nearly
tender add an onion, a bay leaf and
several sprigs of parsley. When lender
mash through a fine sieve, return
to the fire, let it come to a boil, stir
in a heaping tablespoonful of butter,
a heaping teaspoonful of fiour, season
with salt and pepper and a tiny pinch
of mace. Have almost as much boiling
milk as puree, remove from the
fire and stir together, add two tablespoonfuls
of cream and sfrve at once.
No Cimc for Worry.
"0. dear!" exclaimed Mrs. Fneer,
wringing her hands. "I sent Johnny
with a nickel to buy some milk and he
accidentally swallowed the money.
What shall I do?"
"Do?" said Mr. Pneer. "Take a nickel
out of his savings bank and send him
How Mrs. Bruce, a Noted Opera
Singer, Escaped an Operation.
Proof Tilat Many Operations
for Ovarian Troubles aro Un.
" Dear Mrs. Pixkiiam : ?Travelling
for years on the road, with irregular
meals and sleep and damp beds, broke
down my health so completely t^o 1
years ago that the physician advised a
complete rest, and when I had gained
M RS. O. BR tick
anffieiant vitalitv. an operation for
ovarian troubles. Not a very cheerful
prospect, to be sure. I, however, was
advised to try Lydia E. Finkham's
Vegetable Compound and Sanative
Wash; I did so, fortunately
for me. before a month had passed I
felt that my general health had improved;
in three months more I was
cured, and I have been in perfect
health since. I did not lose an engagement
or miss a meal.
41 Your Vegetable Compound is certainly
wonderful, and well worthy the
praise your admiring friends who have
been cured are ready to give yd it. I
always speak highly of it, and you
will admit I have good reason to dd
so.'*'?mrs. g. bp.uce, Lansing, Mich.
$5000 forfeit If a'joco testimonial Is not genuine.
Tho fullest counsel on this
I subject can be secured without
cost by writing to Mrs Pinkhani,
Lynn, Mass. Your letter Will l>
| entirely confidential*
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you the profession quickly and secure position
for you. Handsome catalogue fk.K.
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Wrilih; an-i tvlri;rkphr talljht. Situations
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$> from Llbby'g fjmous Hygieuic kitchen*, 41,
wh<*re purity prevails. Ail meat* used In < ?
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I Natural flavor j:
i| Pood Products j;
0 ?re V. S. Government Inspected. #
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? Keep In the house for emergen :les?for A
Q> suppers, for sandwiches ? for a.ny time <
<? when you want something good 11 tid Want #
& it quick. Simply turn a key and the can <
w is open. An appetising Itinch il ready In A
an instant, " <*>
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X Good Thing* to Eat" r
I have been a great sufferer \Vitti
piles for years, mid I have tried evI
erything I heard of; and have beeii
[ in tbe hospital at times, i have had
bleeding piles, and felt terrible. An
aunt of mine came from the country
to see me and she made me take
Ripans Tabules. I first took two four
i times a day, then I took one at each
1 meal, and then one every day. At
the end of two weeks I felt a great
! eliange. I thank Uipans for reiievj
ing me of all I suffered*
At druggists.
! The Five-Cent packet is enough for an
ordinary occasion. The family bottle,
60 cents, contains a supply for a year.
L__ ? ?>
tannine stamped C C C. Never sold In talk.
Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
"something just as good."
QSO Young Men
At once to qualify for good positions which we
will guarantee In writing under a $5,000
deposit to promptly procure them.
The Ga.-Ala. Bus. College,
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Bt.jl 8 n 1h ltrlet'e Twine, Bnbblt,
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And Repairs for same. Shafting, Pulleys,
Heltlntr. Injectors. Pipes, Valves aud Fittings.
COMPANY, Augusta, Ga.
Have made Dropry and its conications
a specialty for twenty
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i science: and industry
The Fiji Islands, 200 in number, are
j so small that their aggregate area is
i bit equal to that of Connecticut. Tho
I annual rainfall is eight to 12 feet, or
! three times that of the United States,
i and the total population is about 250,000.
It has been noticed by Spanish mete!
trologists that thunder storms are
much more numerous at new moon
lhan at any other time. The records
chow 29 percent of thunder storms
I near new moon, 22.8 near the first
quarter, 21.8 near full moon and 26.4
near the last quarter.
The rapidly increasing use of oil as
fuel has given rise to the suggestion
that it may readily be supplied to
dwellings and factories by means of
pipes, just as water is. The suggestion
has taken practical shape in a
town in the oil regions, where an old
water reservoir 1b to be utilized for
the storage of the oil. This arrangement
will enable the consumer to get
at any time exactly what quantity of
oil he needs merely by turning a faucet.
No information has been given
>r?t no tn VintL* nnvmpnt for the Oil Will
,TCl? UO tv MWTt
be made.
A report from the Haynald Observatory,
in Hungary, says that Professor
Schreiber has invented an electric apparatus
that records the approach of a
thunder storm. A detector, similar in
its action to that used in the Marconi
telegraph system, registers the electric
wave set in motion by a flash of lightning,
the impulse being communicated
to a pen connected with a dish moved
by clockwork. When the peii makes
its record a bell is rung, the vibration
j of which resets the coherent. The ini
strument gives notice of a storm 20
miles away, and on one occasion it re;
corded one that was raging at a distance
of GS miles,
tt was deterniihed long ago that the
blue color Of the Sky is due to the scattering
Of the Short waves of light-^
Which are the blue waves?by the in->
j visible dust-particles that float in the
jppet atmosphere. Nearer the earth
the dust-particles are larger aiid their
greater size makes them scatter all
the rays of light alike. This, according
to an article in a late number of
a scientific journal, is what gives to
the clouds the brilliant fringes that we
j often see. These coarser dust-particles
j s?em to be attracted by the clouds,
j near which they accumulate, and it is
j the refraction of the rays of light by
j tnem that gives the clouds their
| fringes,
i Recently-published scientific reports
! of the famous dust-storm of the spring
of 1901 show that it was a very remarkable
phenomenon. It originated
in Northern Africa, on the borders of
the Sahara desert, crossed the Mediterranean
sea and swept over the Alps, !
going as far north as Denmark. The
dust was sand from the desert, the
! particles that fell to the earth getting
I <3- rj rtnrt* it: the ctnrm moved
I JJJ1CI rlliu Iiu^l uu vuv -
northward. The sped at which the
storm moved was 43 miles an hour.
The dust was borne by a high atmospheric
current along the course of a
barotnetric depression, moving in the
direction of thd Baltic sea. Rain,
snow and elect accompanied the fall
bf dust as the storm approached the
A Pnly of the Homewife Half a Century
The production ?f soap as a vast com*
hiercial enterprise has been developed
Within the recollection of persons riot
much beyond middle age. Women arid
men who would not at all enjoy being
called old remember quite well when
people as a rule, made their own soapthat
is, not for household purposes. In
all well regulated families there were
cakes of scented soap, which were put
out for visitors or used for special
occasions, but such a thing as buying
boxes Of sOap for cleansing clothes of
scrubbing around the house was unheard
Ambng the appointed duties of ail
thrifty acd diligent housewives 40 or
50 years igo was making soap. This
was ihcidmt to the custom of private
butchering and of the habit of each
| family of "putting up" its own meat
The slaughter of half a dozen nogs
furnished a surpius of fat which went
into the depository for soap grease.
The wood fires that were in vogue ill
those days supplied ashes which yielcU
bd the lye to convert the grease int<
soap. It was an early example of the
utilization of offal which has since
heen reduced to sucn a valuable and
important science. ?
Soap, in its rudimentary form, was
*v.d into two varieties?soft and
hard. The process of difforentation
was quite simple end was easily accomplished
by Wholesome, bustling
iratrons who had no understanding
whatever of the chemical action in=
velvcd in making soit soap hard by the
addition of common salt.
The springtime was the season for
making soap and lue smell cf burning
wood brings up to many a person of
n ature the picture of the ash hopper
in the door yard and the big iron kettle
strung on a pole, supported at either
end cy forked uprights. The smoke
was wont to blow in the eyes of the
housewife in spite of her expansive
sunbont.et, and the soap wouldn't alI
ways "come," but she was quite as
J happy in her task and as interested
Bs the new woman of these latter days
might be in the preparation of a thesis
or m current events paper for her
next club meeting.?Kansas City StarWhy
Kati Gnnir.
Some years ago a German scientist
; began lo study rats and mice with the
j object of ascertaining why they are so
| fond of gnawing food?and, Indeed, almost
anything on which their teeth
can be employed?and news now comes
fcbat his patient researches have at last
been crowned with success. He says
; that these animals?and especially rats
; ?have teeth which grow longer every
; year, and keep growing longer during
I their entire life, and that the object of
j the animals in gnawing is tc keep
| them at a proper length, as otherwise
| it would be impossible for them -to
; grasp or chew any food.
I "
rocket Liff^nvrr.
A new life-saving apparatus weighj
ing one and one-third ounces has been
! invented by Merr De Irsa. a Hamburg
| engineer. It is the shape and size of
i an ordinary pocket-book. The action
j of the water causes a small cartridge
; Lo explode, generating sufficient gas to
i enable the apparatus to sustain .?06
! pounds for three days. The old-time
I life-preserver, weighing as many as
{ several ounces, shaped like an ordinary
flask, when taken unmixed with water
frequently resulted in fine and costs,
with the alternative of ten days.
A Benefit to Fanner*.
Tliv? benefits that "will undoubtedly
result to farmers from the recent incorporation
of the International Harvester
Company which took over the business
of the five leading harvester manufacturers
have probably not been considered
by a large portion of the farming
The economical necessity of a consolidation
of the interests of manufacturers
and those of their farmer customers
must be apparent to any one who
understands the present situation.
The increased and increasing cost of
material, manufacturing and selling?
the latter in consequence of extreme
and bitter competition between manufacturers
and their several selling agents
?has made the business unprofitable.
The two alternatives left for the
manufacturers were either the increasing
of the prices of machines or the reduction
of the cost of manufacture and
sales. The latter could only be accomplished
by concentrating the business
in one company.
As can readily be seen, the forming
of the new company was not a stock
jobbing operation but a centering of
mutual Interests. There is no watered
stock; the capitalization is conservative
and represented by actual and tan
gible assets. There Is no stock offered
to the public, it having nil been subscribed
anil paid for by the manufacturers
and their associates.
The management of the International
Harvester Company is in the hands of
well known, experienced men.
The officers are: President, Cyrus H.
McCormick; Chairman Executive Com.mittee,
Charles Peering; Chairman Finance
Committee, George Perkins;
Vice-Presidents. Harold F. McCormick,
James Peering, Wm. H. Jones and John
J. Glessner; Secretary and Treasurer.
Richard F. Howe. Tile members of the
Board of Pirectors are as follows: Cyras
Bentloy, William Peering, Charles
Peering, James Peering, Eldrfdge M.
Fowler, E. II. Gary, John J. Glessner,
Richard F. Howe, Abram M. Hyatt,
William H. Jones, Cyrus H. McCormick,
Harold F. McCormick, George
W. Perkins, Norman B, Ream, Leslie
N. Ward, Paul D. Cravath.
The International Harvester Company
owns five of the largest harvester
plants in existence, the Champion,
Peering; McCormick, Milwaukee and
Piano?plants that have been producing
nearly or quite 00 per cent; of the
harvesting machines of the world.
It also owns timber and coal lands,
blast furnaces and a steel plant; it hag
a new factory in the process of construction
in Canada.
It is believed that the cost of producing
grain, grass and corn harvesting
machines will be so reduced that the
present low prices can be continued,
and that consequently the results cannot
be otherwise than beneficial to the
farmer. To maintain the present prices
of these machines means to continue
and increase the development of the
agriculture of the world, for no one
cause has contributed or can contribute
more to this development than the
cheapness of machines for harvesting
Transvaal Postage Stamps.
The Transvaal government has is
sued a set of postage stamps, which
are in great demand by collectors.
There are ten varities, each of a different
color, ranging in price from one
cent to $150. All of the stamps bear
the head of King Edward, facing to
the left, in an oval within a finely
beaded frame, in gray black. Above
the head is_a crown, and at the foot
the word "TrailsVaab" The one-cent
stamps are a bluish-greflfi, fthd the
colors of the others range fronl flea?1
let to orange, olive green and purple.
The British colonial oflce, meantime,
Is considering a new coat-of-arms design
by Lockwood Kipling, father of
the poet and novelist, for the new
Orange River coiotiy. Which was formerly
the Orange Free State. The
coat-of-arms consists of a plain heraldic
shield bearing an orange-tree, and
above it a Tudor rose; on the ground
are waved lines, the symbol of water,
typifying the name Bloemfontein.
Two springboks support the shield.
Sheep Eat Bottle Trees.
Cufing the prolonged drought that
has devastated large areas Of Queensland,
a few squatters have been able
to save a remnant of their flocks and
herds by feeding them on bottle trees.
The scientific name of this tree is
sterculia, but its popular name gives
an idea of its shape. It is like a
soda water bottle, magnified to a
height of four or five feet. The bulbous
part contains a mucilaginous
substflhce, which is wholesome and nutritious
td those who have acquired
its taste. It was pathetic to see the
thirsty sheep gather around a bottle
tree, pick up the chips, chew then?
and extract all possible moisture.
' We were favorably impressed with
the report given us by the chaffeur'a
former employer.
"Was he careful of the appearance
of your machine?" we asked him in
"Oh, yes, indeed," we were assured.
"Whenever he ran over a boy, or anything
like that, he always wiped the
vehicle off before anything dried on,
don't you know."
The man was evidently a jewel, and
we engaged him on the spot.?New
York Sun.
"Aramlnta, run over to the nextdoor
neighbor and see if you can't
borrow some dishes."
"But, mah, we don't need any
"That doesn't make any difference.
They've been looking over our furniture,
from the wash wringer to the
sewing machine. It's about time we
took our turn at inspecting their
goods and chattels, with a view to determining
their social status."?Washington
Simpkins?I don't find any cherries
In this pie, Mrs. Doughall.
Mrs. Doughall?But you have only
one piece, Mr. Simpkins.
Frederick?Poor Felix, he is a saddening
Eugene?Failure? He has got
nearly through life without ever doing
a day's work.?Detroit Free Press.
London is considered a crowded
city, yet 9.4 per cent, of its inhabitants
occupy one-room tenements,
whereas in Bombay it is 30 per cent.
The Jericho of to-day is a collection
of wretched cabins inhabited by a pe
ouliar people, unlike any others in
The Frisco System
Offers to the colonists the lowest
rates with quick and comfortable service
to all points in the west and
northwest. Thirty dollars ($30.00)
from Memphis. Tickets on sale daily
during September and October. Correspondingly
low rates from all points
in the southeast. For full information
address W. T. Saunders, G. A. P. D.;
F. E. Clark, T. P. A., Pryor and Decatur
streets, Atlanta, Ga.
Hlx?Windig evidently is not a
man who hides his light under a
Dlx?You bet he isn't. On the contrary,
he considers himself the whole
electric power house and imagines the
town would be in total darkness if he
happened to break down.?Chicago
Hall's Catarrh Cure is a liquid and is taken
internally, and acts upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. 8end for
testimonials, free. Sold by druggists, 76c.
F. J. Chenkt k Co., Props, Toledo. 0.
A Londoner has effected a method of
manufacturing paper stpebangs.
-. <^r ?
FITS permanently cured.No fits ornerrousness
after flrst day's use of PrfKllne's Great
NerveRestorer.t2trlal bottle and treatisefree
Dr. R.H. Klixe, Ltd., 931 ArcbBt., Phila., Pa.
Germany has only two sheep to every
thirteen in the United States?
Mrs. Wlnslo w's Sc otblng Syrup for children
teething, soften the gums, reduces Inflammation,allays
pain,cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle
About 300 000 cases of dynamite are used
at the mines of Johannesburg annually.
I do not believe Plso's Cure for Consumption
has an equal for coughs and colds?Josx
F. Botes, Trinity 8prings, Ind., Feb. 15,1900.
There are about 7000 coin-controlled telephones
in China.
gg "New Rival" "Le
8 nF ^ou *re
H fl B muniti0n5 t'le ^D(
9 HJi point your gun,
9 Loaded Shotgun Shells: 4
9 Black powder; "Leader"
9 with Smokeless. Insist
9 Factory Loaded Shells,
is not afraid of sun, wind
ruTiniDi Caad ^ccictph y
v^u i il.uiva ^jksrn
preserve, purify and beauti
hands, and to protect her i
heat rash, sunburn, bites an
and soreness incidental to c
fcy-Much that all should know ab<
the circular with Cuticuba Soap.
?3 S 53=59 SHOES Hf
W. L. Douglas shoes aso the standard of the world.
Vf. L. Douglas made and sold more men's Goodyear
Welt (Hand Sewed Process} shoes in Ike irsl
six months of 1002 than anr other maanfartarrr.
flfl nnn REWARD wli'lle paid to anyone who
0 I UiUUU ran dlsprore this statement.
!?:&. nmm sasx num
Best Imported and American leathers. HeyJ's
Patent Calf. Enamel, Box Calf, Calf, Vici Kid, Corona
Colt, Nat. Kangaroo. Fast Color Eyrleti used.
Caution f Th? irenuine haveW. It. DOT7GLAJS*
name and price stamped on bottom.
Shoes by mail, 25c. extra. Jlhts. Catalog free.
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Half-Sick 1
" I first used Ayer's Sarsapsrilla
in the fall of 1848. Since then I
hare taken it every spring as a
blood - purifying and nervestrengthening
S. T. Jones, Wichita, Ksns.
If you feel run down,
are easily tired, if your
nerves are weak and your
blood is thin, then begin
to take the good old standard
family medicine,
Ayer's Sarsaparilla.
It's a regular nerve :
lifter, a perfect blood
builder. fLMiMtie. Aiunai*.
A*k yoor doctor what he think* ot Ajer1*
SanaparMla. Bo know* *11 about thl* grand
' - " * -' ?-'? kl.
LOItt lamur ZDVUlCTDf fvuvw uw H
we will be satisfied.
J. C. Ann Co., Lowell, Maaa.
Poor man! He can't help it.
It's his liver. He needs u
liver pill. Ayer's Pills.
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Want your moustache or heard a '
beautiful brown or rich black? Use
(Buckingham's Dye 50ct?.of
drufffiitsorR. P. Hall&Co., Na$hua,N.H.
- ? , ,
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ader" "Repeater" I j,|
for reliable shotgun am- I
i that shoots where you I
buy Winchester Factory I
'New Rival," loaded with I
' and "Repeater," loaded B
upon having Winchester B
, and accept no others.
the result of co years of experience
xxi corset making. Ask your dealer
low them to you. Do not take any
Ilfnrnaafsr M a
n orcrST?T# nMflt v
bright, up-to-date girl who
I or weather, but relies on
>y Cuticura Ointment to
fy her skin, scalp, hair and
from irritations of the skin, ^
d stings of insects, lameness
>utdoor sports.
Mt the skin, scalp, and hair is told is
Amy & McMillan,
51 and 53 8. For?yth St., Atlanta, 6hk
ii ^ ff qjHHNb
am W ^
Reliable Frick Engines. Boilers,
all Sizes. Wheat Separators,
all Sizes.
Bfl 1 xi /
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Large Engines and Boilers supplied
promptly. Shingle Mills, Corn Mills,
Circular Saws, Saw Teeth, Patent
Dogs, Steam Governors. Full line En*
gines and Mill Supplies. Send for
free Catalogue.

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