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l. WAY. 1 EditorsatU Proprietor* mj .. .. |9sS^"rj, fr v SMiir-lov at Bay St. Louis, Miss r '' ■ ■ ■ IN OLD BOTTLES. . 'D C'ollvrllons From the Family u' ' Dozes* H llThe s tory of the second-hand bottle Hi Instry is interesting,” said the pom ■ -proprietor of one of these estate "The fact is two Chicago ■ hive already made one hundred ■ Jhousand dollars apiece in this busi- H s sod there is il nian 1,1 New Yorlt m nleA t 0 have made half a million. 9 murine" man making a fortune in a 9 years out of discarded old bottles, 9 -t this is a fact. H■' ~ye n |t is a comparatively new busi -9 Ten years ago It did not exist I j ~s minor feature of the jnnk 9 tn viness U‘it some enterprising in ■ jiridiial finally ventured to start mi H • dependent second-hand bottle estnb- I lishment Fortune smiled on the ven- I tors. and t!,u reßl,lt ~1" t Rnc *‘ firms I bv° sprung up like mushrooms all H orf r the country. There are at least I tvrenty-fiv-o such establishments in ( hi ■ ci frn. ■ ulVell, we employ six men," contin- I neJ the proprietor in answer to the I o (iU on " to how ;in, l where his stock I h bottle valuables was gathered. ■ .'Xbcsc mm visit the hotels, saloons, I restaurants ami private residents of ■ nugjgo, ami collect into big wagons I bottles all kinds In this way from I tbfw hundred to five hundred dozen ■ nfd bottles are collected daily. The ■ bottles are examined carefully, so that ■ am c are bought that have been used I to hold poison, kerosene or any injur!- I mis liquid. But we buy old beer bot ■ ties, whisky bottles, catsup bottles, I ammonia bottles, in fact, bottles of aI- I most every description. We pay from I one-half to three contsapioce for them, I depending on the kind nnd size. In I turn those bottles are sold to brewers, I catsup men, druggists and other firms, at a price that makes us from twenty five to forty per cent, profit." "What is done with the bottles af ter they are brought to headquarters?” "Follow me and I'll show you." And suiting the action to the word n tiny begrimmed lamp, with a feeble flame, was snatched up and the way was led into the cellar, "This, for instance," said he, fond ling a clear, shapely wine bottle, "is an imported bottle that brings us a big profit. Vou see there is a duty of sev enty-five to eighty-five per cent, on im ported bottles, nnd makers of fine wines in this country are only too glad to pay us a big price for them. It is impossible to get a seamless bottle of this beautiful clear color made in Ibis country. So big firms buy these bot tles, have new tables printed precisely like the old ones, and fill the bottle* with inferior wine. Of course, they nre sold at a high price and the people imagine they are buying the real ar ticle But you must not say anything about that—the wine merchants would object if this secret were given away. "Sometimes in one wagon load of old bottles there are sixty or seventy dif ferent kinds of bottles,” continued the proprietor. "These arc immediately classified and stored away cither hero in the cellar or on one of the floors above. Then wo are quite ready for customers, as most of the firms buy the bottles unwashed. However, if they arc ordered cleaned they nre thorough ly washed in great vats, the corks and labels are removed, and the rich man ufacturer .has placed at his disposal these recent friends of the garbage box. “Then you have no idea how exten sive our trade- is. These old bottles are shipped by the car loud to Boston, New York, San Francisco, to cities in Canada, in fact, all over Ihe country, but mainly in the east. Our goods are so il regularly to prominent firms.”— Chicago Herald. AT A PREMIUM. ♦at Wives In the Armenian Town of Kai sarleli. The most striking feature of the mis- Monarv work at Kaisarieh is the educa tion of the Armenian women, whose mk*uil position seems to be even.more degraded than that of their Turkish Mdi r-.. \\ ith the native Armenians, as will: the Turks, Heshinevt adds much to the price of a wife. The wife of :i missionary is to them an object of both wonderment and contempt. As sho walks along the street, they will whis per to one another; "There goes a "lanau who knows all her husband's business; and who can manage just as "HI as himself." This will generally he followed in an undertone by the ex pression; "Madana satana,” which means in common parlance a "female devil. At first it was a struggle to overcome this ignorant prejudice, and to get girls |o come to the school free of charge: now it is hard to find room for them even when they nre asked to Py for their tuition. Ihe costume of the Armenian woman is generally of some bright-colored (doth, prettily trimmed. Her coiffure, ■ ways elaborate, sometimes includes a ♦bing of gold coins, encircling the head, nr strung down the plait. A ♦dver belt incloses the waist, and a necklace of coins calls attention to her pretty neek. When washing clothes y tin' stream, they frequently show a gold ring eneirc’ing an ankle,—Ccn tnry. Surprizing. Hnkre fxaggcratioa is a trick that n<s both ways, It is most amusing, p'*. wh'*n it takes the form of nn* crMafement. An old lady was alone jn a very old house when the walls indenly collapsed and the house came umbliiijr down around her. Her p* (<Jpc whs little short of a miracle; but u from the ruins entirely uninjured. When asked what her ♦vnsstioty; were when the house fell, hnc said; M ell. % tell the truth. I was con ... rably sheered; I really was."— ■ onth's Companion. Ideal Bliss—Rev. Dr. Prosser —In 'uven there will be no limit to the l r,, ath of our spiritual and intellectual 'lenities. Mi the se, ■raing mysteries n * """'fadictions which have ini (lied '"'r poor hqman intelligence will then clear to ns. Miss Beaconhill . f '<*lor! How delightful! Think , * ’ *hall be able to fully appro* cl “te Ibsen’-Puck. \Vcary Watkins--Madam. I was not always as you see me now - Mrs. ec - y°' I guess not. 1 suppose there a , rac * * n y° ur Hfe whejj you were, Urtdy sober.— Indianapolis Journal. A SPRING PARABUB. T:i; m'erdnr one tree >u brown— O.ie only, mid Ihe groen of sprlnv, ‘‘"ring her dead loaves like a crown She stood, nod seemed to gloom and frs 9 n every glad rejoicing thing. When touched at last The slow hods quickened an t uncurled, Ann ih* poor tree forgave her past, And learned to hope, and thick and’fast Showered her dry leaves on the world. Swift sudden hope replaced despair: The brown leaves dropped, tbs green leaves ■■M grew, And clothed upon, and fresh and fair. The happy boughs swung all In air, And drank the sunshine and the dew, Boul t have their dead leaves, sere and dry. fiend hopes, dead visions, dead delight. Relics of gladder days gone by, Worthless to every human eye. But yet we elaap the poor things tight. And foel lhal life were bare indeed If we should lose them or let fall. And all ihe old lime hurls would hlsed. And wo unwrapped from aorrowlng weed L'ke mourners dragged to carnival Then In a moment suddenly (tod’s Messed sunshine, all unguessed. Reaches nnd heals our hearts, and we, Tasting Its sweetness, know that He Bids us I* happy with Ihe rest. -Susan Cool Id ge. In 8. 9. Time*. BLOSSOMS AND GOSSIP. A Much-Needed Lesson Taught a Meddlesome Woman. "Joel Simpkina, you don’t mean to tell tnr Hint someone has moved in the house by the river, do you?" "No, I did not say anybody had moved in. I only said there had been two women folks looking at It.” “I’’or the land's sake, what Is this world coming to? Two women looking at the river house! Well, I never!" When Mrs. Miranda Simpkins said: "Well, I never!” in that particular tone, yon wore to understand there was nothing more to be said. But this time there seemed to be, for she continued: "Well, all I have got to say is that they must be strangers, for of course they won't take it." "Hut they did take it,” Jo el insisted "a id they are going to send their serv ant to clean it for them right away.” "Now, Joel Simpkins, tell me alt yon know aliout the matter, and how you found it out," ■ “Why, Bill Jones told me. You know he has all the money ho can make by renting the old house, but be tween you snd me I didn’t never be lieve he would let It. But he has, sure enough.” lor the land's sake—them poor crit ters going in there! 1 tell you what Vis, Joel, it’s dreadful, and I feel Umy duty to warn them. Where did you say they lived?" "Goodness me, Miraudy, how should I know where they live?" "Why didn't you ssk Bill Jones? There ought to bo something done about it." "Well, I don't see what it is to us, or what wo cau do." "I'll tell you one thing you might do, Joel Simpkins. You might ask Fred Parsons why ho don’t come 'round here no more. He came half a dozen times to see Sally, and then stopped coinin'. If you was the right kind of father, you'd try to rnnke a match 'tween him Nnd our daughter Sally. He's rich— dreadful rich- and our gal don't want to have to drudge the way 1 have." "Sally’s a heap prettier'n ever yon ♦fas, but she’s jest as bad when her tongue gets to wagging at gossip—and Parsons is a man with enough sense to unde-stand that he ought to keep away,” said Joel—but he said it under his breath. May blossoms and the new tenants had come together, and, though the river house might bo haunted, one of the most beautiful orchards anywhere near New York was a part of the es tate. Mrs. Simpkins, direetly she learned that a servant was cleaning the river house, started on her errand. As she entered the gale she looked all aronnd, as if expecting to see the ghost then and there. After trying the knocker at the front door with no result she went around to the kitchen. Here she was met by a buxom Irish maid-of-all pork, who was singing at the top of her voice, and worked away with a will, seemingly not earing a fig for his ghostship. On seeing the stranger Biddy slopped, and, retting on her broom, said: "Morning, mum!" Mrs. Simpkins paid no attention to her greeting, hut blurted out: "My poor girl, do you know where you bo?" “Share, and that is what I do, mum," answered Biddy, with a cheery laugh. "Do you know this house'is haunted— that every night at midnight old John Smith's ghost goes roaming through it, slamming doors and groaning jest dreadful?" "Yes, mum," said Biddy. "And does your mistress know It?" "Yen. mum—a b'y told her the other day whin she came down here.” "And is she coming in the face of all this?" "No, mum; she and Miss Nora are coming on the ears, mum.” "lie you an idiot?" ' Yes. mum—or, that is, I don't know, but Miss Nora can tell ye anything the loike of ye 'ml be wanting to know whin she comes. She just dotes on ghosts and such things.” “Well, I never!" exclaimed Mrs. Simp kins, as she turned and left the house, while Biddy resumed her song; "Me tin Hint, Sweet Nora O'Neil." "It’s my opinion, Joel Simpkins, that they're a queer lot down there in that fiver house,” said Mrs. Simpkins, on reaching home. "What makes you think so, Mi randy?" "Well, I went down there to tell them about the ghost, and would you believe it? That servant of theirs said she just doted on ghosts?” "What’s their name?” "O’Neil. I guess.” "Didn’t you ask?" "No. 1 was so upsot I forgot it. But the Irish girl called one of them Miss Nora, and when I come away I heard her singing about her darling. Miss Nora O’Nell, so I reckon that's her aame. 1 jest think that Irish girl is a dumbed idiot.” A few days later Joel Simpkins told his wife that the folks had arrived at the river house. Accordingly, Mrs. Simpkins called a tc tond lime at the haunted house. This time she was met by a middle aged lady of fine appearance, who greeted her pleasantly, hut rather form ally. ■How do you do, Mrs, O’N’eil?' Mrs. Simpkins said. "I am Mrs. Joel Simp kins, and I am not ashamed of my name, either." I m glad to hear of it, Mr*. Simp kins. Will yon walk in? You *r somewhat mistaken in regard to mj name. It is not O’Neil, but Allen." "For the land's sakes—l thought It was O'Neil. I am sure I hoard that girl of your'n singing about her 'dar lint Miss Nora O’Neil.' ” Mrs. Allen smiled, and said that al though her daughter's name was Nora, Biddy's song had nothing to do with Incidentally, to invest- herself with some importance, Mrs. Simpkins stated that Fred I'arsons, the richest young man In the town, was paying at tention to her daughter Sally. This remark provoked an inscrutable smile on Mrs. Allen’s face. Mrs. Simpkins made a long call, but was not invited to repeat her visit She told her husband sho could not find out anything, and was very sure there was some mystery connected with that Allen noraan, for there were ever so many envelopes on the table, and sho could see the name "Smith" plain as noth ing, and she was sure Mrs. Allen haff been reading them very letters Now, what business had Mrs Allen with Mrs. Smith’s letters, she would like tu know? Hy this time Mrs Simpkins and her friends were a gdod deal excited over the mystery concerning the people at the river house. Mrs. Alien and her daughter seemed oblivious of all th dark hints that were thross'n out about them. Suspicion grow fast Many things were said of the occupants of the river house. Si Jenkins, who lived near, told his wife that lights burned there all night. Kzra Burke saw a woman in white come to an upper window and look out with wild eyes. He know it was a woman because of her long hair, else he'd "a thonghl it were old Smith's ghost," Conjecture ran high. At last It was decided that a delegation of women headed by Mrs Simpkins should w-ait upon Mrs, Allen nnd demand at) explanation of the mystery. "For such is our Christian duty," said Mrs. Burke, who stood high in the church. "It is ray opinion that their name Is not Allen at all, but Smith, and I'd not be one bit surprised if they turned out to be some kin of that old John Smith whose ghost haunts that very house, nnd whoso grandfather, they do say, was hung.” Ho the next afternoon the delegation started on its errand. "I'm just aching to tell them what I think of such doings," Mrs Simpkins said, as she raised the heavy brass knocker and applied it with so much energy that the door was opened al most immediately by pretty Miss Nora "How are yon, indies? Walk right iu," she said, evidently rather sur prised. "Mamma will be here in a very few minutes. Site has gone for the mail " Mrs. Simpkins nodded to the others, as ranch as to say: "Just in time.” And they followed Nora into the parlor. She tried to entertain them until hot mother returned, but felt quite relieved when she saw her coming and went tc the door to meet her. "Come right In, mamma. There are some ladles waiting for you.” Mrs. Allen was astonished to find so many callers in her parior at one time, but showed no trace of surprise id her manner "Good afternoon, ladies: I am very glad to see yon. It was such a lovely day lhal I went for the mail myself, I hope you have not been waiting long." Her greeting was so cordial that Mrs, Jones afterwards said she was glad sho was not head of the delegation. After one or two ineffectual efforts Mrs Simpkins abruptly began: "Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Smith, or what ever your name is—the Lord only knows, we don't!—we have come hero this afternoon to find out who you nre. You give your name as Allen, and get letters for Mrs. Smith, and we ain’t used to no such goings on, ami we have come here to have you explain, if you can, for we don't want no mysteries in our neighborhood." Surprise rendereil Mrs, Allen spoee.li less for a moment; then she coldly said: "Ladies, 1 gave my name as Allen simply because that was my husband's name, and, consequently, la mine. Mrs. Smith Is my Widowed sister, who resides with mo. For reasons not necessary to stale, I receive ami an swer her letters. That is the meaning of the supposed mystery which lias caused you so much distress. Uke the ghost, It exists only in imagination." She censed speaking and glanced to ward the door, evidently expecting her visitors to go; but Mrs. Simpkins was not easily routed. • "You say your sister lives with you; it’s odd no one has ever seen her and that you never have no company. And can you tell us, ma'am, who the poor critter Is that roams about this house at night, all in white?" Mrs. Allen's face was very stern as she answered: "I had hoped that it would not be necessary to go into the details of this painful matter; but in. order to chock malicious gossip I will explain that toy sister is a confirmed invalid, and loft the city because sho was on the verge of nervous prostration. We came here thatshemighf.be nerfectly quiet, and have avoided company on her account. She Is not able to read or answer her letters, which all refer to business, as she owns considerable real estate in town. Now, Indies, as I have nothing more to say concerning my private affai rs, I will bid you good afternoon." Mrs. Allen’s tone and manner for bade further words, and the discomfited women rose in a body and marched out of the house. Not until they reached the gate did Mrs. Simpkins recover her powers of speech; then she ex claimed: "Well, I never!” Had Mrs. Simpkins got a glance into the orchard, where May blossoms made a thick, sweet-scented carpet on the ground, she would have been even more amazed, and utterly enraged. For Fred Parsons and Nora Allen were Seated there. She was holding a sprig of the blossoms, which he had just broken off for her, and Fred was saying: "I wonder if those old gossips have gone, Nora? What a clatter they would raise if they knew that 1 had just surrendered my heart to the fair est stranger that ever esme to this queer old town!" The gossips heard all about it later, when the wedding bells pealed. Mrs. Simpkins vented her spile in her char acteristic way. To this day she can't understand why Fred Parson* ignored the chance to gain a wife and a mother-in-law proficient iq th art of gossip—N- V. Journal- BARBER’S TIPS. One of Them Makes Fun of Iho r metis* of (Siring Dls to the Men Who Shtn V*. “(live me small change will you?" a customer asked of a German barber up-town, the other day. “Zertently." said the barber; you ▼ish to (ret for der vellar vot shafed you ten cents owd. alretty, eh?” "Yes. I do. What have you to dte with that?" “I’lame liddle. its nodding to me. Here's your shango. Now, I'll tell you vot I'll do; I’ll gif you der ten cents und I'll shafe yon for one month free, if you'll gif me von goot reason vhy a man vot pot his senses yet.should pif der boss of a shop feefdeen cents und der man vot shafes him ten cents der samtsdime." "Oh. it can't be justified. It's just a habit. 1 ain't the Only one that does it. am I?" “No. dot's chust der reason vhy I make a hick abond it. Der lunaddic asylums vouldn't holt all the tarn fools who pive avay a promo of ten cents for pettinp done a ehob of feefden cents. Hut it'll shtop pwick some day. vhen dis coundry pits itself poor like all der olt countries by Kurope. You make dot down In black and vhife und vait a little till you see somedinps." "'Veil, let's hear what you've pot to say about it. I believe you want your customers to pive their tips to you, al though you're pettinp richer than a pown broker." “Dot's all humbnek pizness. and yon know better as you talk I don't care what you done mlt your money, hut it you arc poinp to pif avay ten cents mit each shafe it votlld be more reasonable if you should to der boss pive it. vet. Der is my man. He pits ten dollars a veek, and pot. his bersona) oxhenset only, und family oxhenses. Veil. I. too. have pot choost der same expenses. Hut for my fifteen cents I pay dot feller his vnpes, I pay der rent, I pay der pas, I pay der laundry tree dollar a veek. I pay der coal, I pay der interest on S'.'.not furniture von der shop. Make flat all topedder. nnd yon find I pot. mit font men shteady at der ehairs. more as for* ty-five-hnndred dollars oxpenses owd* side der family lirtlnp vot, my men pot, ehoost der same. Can'd you see. nlret ty, dot dere ain't anydinp hut hum bucks in pivinp me fifteen cents nnd der man ten rents? Vhy should he, vhieh pot noddinp but himself to sub bort. pet two-thirds der same as me?" “Well, what are you drivinp at?" “I'm ehoost drilinp at der humbnek nonsense of der whole pee/,ness, Vot for should you bay dwenly-flfe rents for a fifdeen-eent ehob? Do yon snbbosft der beople of England and Chermany nnd Kranee do anydinp so foolish I ike dot? You bet yer life dey don't. Dev pit a barber a benny, or two cents maybe, nnd de barber is plad he pets dot, alretty. Der rule in Chermany und France is to pif nhond von-tenth of der hill for a tip, so if you shpend a dollar you pit ten cents only, nnd if you shpend ten cents you pif a penny. In dis foundry Iw-ople make money like a house afire, so pwick dey pot crazy. Der time comes bretty pwiek vot yon don't see some fellers vo pot sense by der heads pivinp ten refits on a fifdeen-eent ehob away, and don't Von forpet somedinp. It makes nodinp owd mit me. I'm plad my trade pets der bippost tips in der vorlt. und if yon ean shtand it der barbers von't kick.” N. Y. Hun. GOLD IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. The I'arf the Vellfiwr Slrtfil tin* f'layefl In the Country's Development. In the development of western Aus tralia the pold fields seem destined to play an Important part Gold was dis covered there by Dumpier as fur back as Kiss, but it, was not until alfout ten years apo that the precious metal was found in sufficient quantities to start the industry in real earnest. To-day it is known that the pold country ex tends over a preat orra from north to south. New districts are beinp opened up, townships are beinp laid out, stores, hotels, churches and I inn Us are provid in'? for the varied wants of rapidly in creasing populations settled, in some instances, on the desert wastes of only two fir three years apo while the trans continental railway from Fremantle to Adelaide is regarded as bavinp al ready been started by the line to tho /ilpara pold fields. Southern Cross, the "capital" of this particular district, and a place whose, origin dates back only a few years, can now boast of beinp a regularly orpan ized municipality, anil its importance has been greatly increased by the open ing up of the rich fields at Coolgardie, 120 miles further east, where the speci men of gold sent to London by tho western Australian government for ex hibition purposes were obtained. The rainfall is. on the whole, fairly good, hut there, have hitherto been no efficient means taken for storing it for the dry seasons. The government, however, have resolved to construct storage tanks at a cost of £15.000, and it is hoped that the.water difficulty will now soon he surmounted. In the meantime, the western Australian press and government officials have been urging would-be gold seekers to keep away for the present. So rapid has been the expansion of the gold dig gings in the colony that the total out put of pold Increased in value from £115.1*2 in I*ol to £421.000 last year, and it is expected to reach £1,000,000 this year. I’hiladelphia Telegraph. For thf Complexion. Wash your own dishes, polish your own brass and silver, sweep and dust, ami make up your own bed, water and tend your own flower*—in fact, keep yourself busy nnd in pood spirits, or take a brisk walk or ride in the after noon of each day in fine weather. Eat eggs, milk, and digestible food. leaving off everything fried, rich in condiments ami fats. Sleep seven or eight hours in the twenty-four, in a well-ventil ated room in which the sun has been permitted to shine several hours each day. Lot the light fall on you; you are like a plant—you need it. And in less than a year your complexion will be better than any lotion or pom ade could make it.— (food Health. Rattl* of Judgment. Mr. Porkinpham (of Kansas City)— Now. here's a question. Who shall go first into dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Packer nr Mr. and Mrs, McCann? Mrs. Porkinphara (with a sneer at his ignorance) Why. there is no qu.Vion as to who takes precedence; The Mc- Canns kill two hundred more hogs a day than the Packers.—Judge. —Madagascar is nominally under French protection, only, however, to keep tin- English from getting It. A French resident general, with a small military eatort, resides at the oayiUti. IN THE ELECTRICAL WORLD. —ln Germany tho electric trolley *cems to have a rival in the gas motor. —The self-winding electric clock is one of the inventions of value that seems never to have been appreciated. The Electrical Review believes that every household would welcome this kind of a time-keeper. They are relia ble, or certainly can be made so. —Telephonic communication ha* lately been established between flag ships anil the shore in Great Hritain in several instances. The connection is expected to be of great service in af fording earliest information of casual ties to vessels in the vicinities of the ships, besides beinp of great value to the light-keepers aboard tin- isolated lightships. A German firm recently brought out electrical meters which, instead of reading in ampere or matt hours, pave directly the price of electricity con sumed, thus enabling tho consumer to rend the meter himself. It appears, however, that such meters are not al lowed in Germany, and it is suggested that they might be made with two scales, one reading in electrical units and the other giving the plain money value. —The motorcars of the World's fair Intramural ■ railway have been pur chased by the Atlantic Railway Cos., of Hrooklyn. N. Y. They will he remod elled to the extext necessary to oper ate them as trolley cars, and will ho used to haul open cars from Thirty ninth street ferry to and from Coney Island, obviating the use of locomo tives. The cars, it will be remembered, have each a seating capacity of ninety passengers, and will draw four passen ger cars of equal capacity. - It is reported that an English of ficer named Harrington lias discovered in India a working telephone between the two temples of Pan], about n mils apart. The system is said tphnve been in operation in I’anj for over S.tKHI years. In this connection it is observed that Egyptolipists have found unmis takable evidence of wire communica tions between some of the temples of the earlier Egyptian dynasties; but whether these served a telegraphic, tel ephonic or other purposes is not slated. The Rnhbidge telephone has been brought before the English public, ac cording to London Lightning. This telephone, it appears, is designed for speaking over short lines, such as would connect the different rooms in a large warehouse or block of buildings. The usual call hell is replaced by a small vibrating reed in the receiver, which, when the circuit is closed, gives a dear note, pleasanter than the sound of a hell. A small tube containing mer cury automatically changes the con nections when the instrument is in verted. This stops the sound and ac knowledges the call. which is made by removing a plug from one hole to an other. The act of inverting the instru ment also tend* to prevent packing of the carbon grannies in the transmitter. The whole is so small that it can he conveniently screwed to the side of a desk, thus saving the trouble of mov ing to an instrument fixed to the wall. A proposition has been made by the Standard Electric Cos. of Chicago to the mayor of the city of Atlanta. Ga.. To furnish Atlanta with a municipal light ing plant. The city is now paying the local electric light company BHK) per year per arc light, which is a low rate as compared with the price paid in many other cities in the United States. The proposition of the Standard Elec tric Cos. is that they are to receive pay for their plant by accepting each year the difference between the cost of pro ducing tlie light frorlt their plant and the price now paid for the light. In other words, they guarantee and pledge that the light shall not cost the city over 842 per year each, leaving the differ ence between that figure ami the pres ent cost of tight that is. *s* per light —to go toward payment for the plant. They estimate that it will take five years and two months to wipe out the debt, when the city will own its plant free from debt. FASHION NOTES. Fsfis of Hie Moment snrt Items of fnteresl to the Women. They arc saying now that the only correct glove for street wear is the gold tan. Applique embroidery is much used this season in trimming handsome evening gowns. Silk petticoats are worn this season more furbelowed. flounced and lace trimmed than ever. It is said that red parasols are the most efficient of freckle preventatives, as they retard the sun's actinic rays. Edmund Russell says that high col lars destroy graceful conversation, and that diamonds decrease in beauty as they increase in size. Ginghams, muslin and cotton gown* arc being made up in very elaborate fashions this spring, and with them laces and ribbons galore arc used. A society girl, recently married, has had the photograph taken of herself in her wedding dress framed in silver with a bit of the dress white brocaded satin—for the margin of the picture. The yachting girl is already having her yachting suits made up. Serge, pique, linen, grass cloth and duck are the favorite materials, and the suits are made very simply. Perfect fit and cut are necessary, but frills are out of place on the ocean blue.—Boston Trav eller. Trick Photography. Amateur photographers may play many tricks with the camera if they can manage a few simple appliances that arc readily obtainable. A lady's head may appear to rest in a platter. To produce this effect, provide two tables, placing them close together, and arrange a tablecloth with dishes and ornaments. Prepare a tin plate by cutting out a place at one side and a circle in the middle just large enough to receive the neck of the person to he photographed. Then seat, the person so that, the plate when put aronnd the neck may rest firmly upon the table. Smooth out the cloth, letting it fall to the floor, and take the picture. The result will he the appearance of a head without a body resting in a dish. Other equally interesting pictures may be produced in similar ways.—N. V. Ledger. A C oottmlor. A country circus advertised that "at twelve o'clock the cannibals will to fed," A large crowd assembled, hut to everybody's disappointment the sav ages ate potatoes. In reply to some in dignaut questions the manager said; “Hut, gentlemen, don’t you see that their diet is evidence of my skill.' I have converted them into vegetarians —i'liegende blatter. J who could not cat cake, hot J Y M biscuit, bread and pastry because fj w of indigestion have found that by rais- | J ing tlicm with Royal Baking Powder M they arc enabled to cat them with per- at feet comfort. J W Royal Baking Powder is composed r L of chemically pure cream of tartar and & bicarbonate of soda, and is an actual Z Y preventive of dyspepsia. RAKING POWDER CO., 106 WALL BT. ( Talkum-—“Prof. Garner nay* that, mon keys do not actually converse, but confine themselves to single remark a on matters of Importance.” Thinkura-‘‘Dear mol How man has degenerated.”—N. Y. Weekly. Tourist (In Oklahoma)—“Whnt Is the population of this town!” Alkali Iko (promptly) “Right hundred and sixty seven souls and thirty-one real estate agents!” flow's Thiol We offer One Hundred I tollars Reward fop any ease of (tatarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. Ciik.nrt & (Jo. Props., Toledo, O We, the undersigned, have known’ K J Cheney for the last. 15 yours, and Micve him |>erfoctly tionorahln in all business transactions and financially aide to carry out any obligation made by their firm. West & Tniax, Wholesale Druggists, To- O. Waiting, Kinmin & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh C-nre is taken internally, acting directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the systc-o Price, 75c. per bot tle. Hold by all Druggists. Testimonials freo. Hall's Family Pills. 35c. An Kcho from the World's Fair. The Cake Shore Route has recently gotten out a very handsome litho-watcr color of the “Exposition Flyer,” tho famous twenty hour tram in service between New York and Chicago during the Fair. Among the many wonderful achievements of tho Co lumbian year this train which was the fastest long distance train ever run holds a prominent place, and to anyone interested In the subject, tho picture'is well worth framing. Ten cents in stamps or silver sent to C. K. Wilber, West. Hass Agt., Chicago, will secure one, To < lonn so (fie Rystoni Effectually yet gently, when costive or bilious or when tho blood is impure or slug gish, to permanently cure habitual constipa tion, to awaken the kidneys and liver lon healthy activity, without irritating or weak ening them, to dispel headaches, colds or fevers, uso Syrup of Figs. COUQHCD DAY AND NIQHT. Three years ago, I was bo sick 1 could not eat, sleep or walk, for I WjMiWw coughed ait day and Wr night, my weight was IS _ Jp reduced man 150 to 1:77 jm pounds. The first niglit jWf I I that I slept four hours va , V / at- one lime, was after 'H ** J I had taken three \ J doers of Dr. Pierce '§ * A Golden Medical Dlseov —•xk cry. The offensivo mnt- Jfl ter expectorated grew loss every day and when 1 had taken tho ILV*a T V Wholo Of OHO bottle I MM. 1 M F. UOATFA roiJ pj fljeep nil night without coughing, snd lihvo been well over •inoo and weigh I7rt pounds. 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Tlie Horrors Of indigestion, when It takes a long lease of the stomach, are unsurpassed by any de scribed by tho most sensational writer of ghost stories. Unlike this latter kind, they are real and not imaginary. Heartburn, wind on the stomach, heart palpitation, ex treme nervousness are only h few of them. Dispossess this unwelcome tenant, with Hos tetter’s Stomach Hitters, which banishes also malarial, constipation and biliousness. Teacher—“ You are the laziest boy I ever saw. How do you expect to earn a living when you grow upt” Laxv Boy (yawning) —“Dunno. Guess I*U loach school.” No specific for local skin troubles equals Glenn’s Sulphur Soap. Hill's Hair and Whisker Dye, 50 rents. A vacuum Is an air-rid space —Rural New Yorker. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦< ) j; McE:LREES’ \\ ::WINb OF CARDUI.:: || For Female Diseases, jj feu's CRFAMRALM CUREsjj^,^j^( |PPICE 50cents! all DRUOCISTSia^UII npCIIlo VldlllCU OBr (.■. | I*9l K. r. 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