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R Powder AM'OWTLY PUREl SWING HIGH AND SWING LOW. Swing high and swing low While the breezes they blow. Wt's of for a sailor thy father would go, e it's boet in the harbor It eight of the w al bath left his wee babe with my eema r with me. ra high and swinga low ithe bremes they blowl S high and swing low ib t reese they blew. t's oh for the waiting as weary days And it's for the heartaohe that sNish - when I msg myong over and over egaitm "SwLn high and swin low While the breeaes they blowi" "Swing high and swing low." the aem e eth so, And It waileth anon in its ebb and its Sow. AaLd a sleeper sleeps on to that eong of the msea Nor recketh he ever of mine or of mel "Swing high and swing low While the breezes they blow. 'Twas off for a sailor thy father would gel' -Eugene Field in Chicago New.sRecord. AN UNANSWERED QUESTION. Why Do Cats' Eyes Rhine In the Dark While Men's Eyes Do Not? Why do cats' eyes shine in the dark while men's eyes do not? The author of "Idle Days In Patagonia" raises this question without answering it. He shot and wounded an eagle owl, and the sight of the bird, he says, '-as one of the greatest stfrprises witl. which nature ever favored him. The owl's haunt was an island overgrown n ith grass and tall willows. Thither Mr Hudson went to ward evening and ft mnd hi::j upon his perch waiting for st uset. He eyed the intrud.nr so calmly s almost to disarm him, but hunters n specimens have a way of hardening their hearts. Mr. Hudson fired. Th, owl swerved on his perch, remained suspended for a fewino ments and then slowly fluttered down He says: I found my victim stung to fury by his wounds aln ready for the last su preme effort. Even in repose, L is a big, eaglelike bird; now in the uncertain light he looked gigantic in size-a mou eter of strange form and terrible aspect. Each particular feather stood on (1e:!. the tawny barred tail spread ,(ut lik- a fan, the immense tiger colored wilg;; wide open and rigid, so that as the bird, that had clutched the grass with his great feathered claws, swayed sblwly from side to side-just as a snake about to strike sways his head, or as an angry. watchful cat moves its tail-first the tip of one, then of the other wing touched the ground. The black horns stood erect, while in the center of the wheel shaped head the i beak snapped incessantly, producing a sound like the clicking of a sewing ma chine. This was a suitable setting for the pair of magnificent, furious eyes, on which I gazed with a kind of fas.cination. not unmixed with fear, when I remem bered the agony suffered on former oc casions from sharp, crooked talons driv en into me to the bone. The irides were of a bright orange color, but every time I attempted to up proach the bird they kindled into gr.at globes of quivering yellow flame, the black pupils being surrounded by a scin tillating crimson light which threw out minute ytell.w sparks inoi, the air. WViea I retired from the bird. this preternalu ral fiery aspect w, uld instantly vanish. The uil.'tlin as to the cause of this fiery appearance is one hard to answer. We know that the source of the lumi nosity in owls' and cats' eyes is the light reflecting membrane between the retina and the sclerotic coat of the eyeball, but the mystery remains. When with the bird, I particularly noticed that every time I retired the nictilating membrane would immediately cover the eyes and obscure them for some time, as they will when an owl is confronted with strong sunlight, and this gave me the impression that the fiery, flashing appearance was accompanied with or followed bya burn ing or smarting sensation. I have lived a great deal among sem-, savage men. I have often seen them frenzied with excitement, their faces white as ashes, their hair erect and their eyes dropping great tears of rage, but 1 have never seen in them anything ap proaching to that fiery appearance of the owl.-Youth's Companion. How .gar WMelts. If we drop a lump of sugar into a cup of tea, we find' it takes a considerable time to melt if allowed to remain at the bottom of the vessel, but if we hold it up in the spoon near the surface of the liquid it dissolves much more speedily. This is owing to the sugar, as it melts. rendering the portion of the tea con taining it heavier. The sweetened part, therefore, descends, leaving the sugar constantly in contact with unsweetened or only partially sweetened tea, in fact. a continual circulation of fluid is pro moted until the whole is dissolved. When the sugar is placed or pernmitted telle at the bottom of itl cup, it ,Y solves"atil the layer of fluid next it is dthag gly sweeteu.d. . s-.tarated,when ~aaetically cctas. to die: olve any fur t~r, the sweetened and h'raiier stratum bogs itacting tfor acsi raile 91g ei the law of di'nu ion cr.mes g;rad a-.y fto play, like an intlryions c, i .tg La keeina back tte lighter nn Aeteed laid above. Beime the reason also why stirring, in - . up e s.atb sted layer md al leshi a s oo the u-atsweetems pwr I s seo a wet lp -bytme abesa tow us iso wSaes ing ctten WeIas Joespwsy weasmsd by the sum. .4E WANTED A GOOD LIAlR. A Golde. Opportunity to Let Loose a Vtti Imagination. I was sitting on a salt barrel on the shady side of the depot while waiting for the train on the other road when a farmer droveup in his wagon. He went around and talked with tstation agat for a few minutes and then retrned to t'8tranger, do you want tomalke pr 000 as easy as rolling oR a log?" "I do." "Air you a religious man?" "Not exactly.. ":t,- scruplesag'la lyin?" "That's according to circumstmanes. State your case." "The case is just this: I own 100 acres of land right around here. As it stands it's worth about $$ an acre. Split her up into city lots and each one will bring$0. You can figure on $1,000 an acre." "But this is no site fora city!" I pro tested. "Thar's whar the lyin will come in. I should calkerlate on your makin the site." "There's no fuel, no water, noagricul ture." "Got to lie about 'em!" "You've got to have natural advant ages to make a city." "More lyin." "You've sinply got a railroad junction, one house and 100 acres of mighty poor land to start on," I said as I looked around on the lonesome prospect. "That's v:har the lyin will come in!" he answered. "I've known 20 towns out here to start on a heap less. Is it a bar gain or no? You do the lyin and the ad vertisin, anel I do the sellin, and in a year we'll clear up a carload of money. st chance in the world fur a risin young man. Knocks a silver mine all holler." "I-I'm afraid I couldn't accept your liberal proposition." "All r~ht. No harm done. I'm lookin fur a liar. He's got to be a good one. As you seemed to be out of a job and dead broke I thought I'd tackle you. All the same, however, I'll hit the right man inside of a week, and he'll make his for tune here. Best of schools, plenty of churches, six railroads, rich country, fu ture Chicago, 10 factories, cultivated so ciety, purest of water, public parks, come with a rush, sold again. If you happen to meets liar, send him down!" -Springfield Union. Making Up the Face. Actors have always painted the face to render it more expressive, or rather to give it some sort of expression when seen at a distance which it would other wise lack if, as in ancient Greece, masks were not employed for that purpose. China furnishes probably the best exam ple of the antiquity of the custom. The use of the mask in Greek theaters, which were vast and had not the modern re sturce of achromatic glasses, was ex cusable or even necessary. The Roman L wuLa eI rle wr. aI1m, tU eP elsireo facial expren-ion was obtained by the applicatit.m (f color. In Shakespeare's time-. v-h.in i'emale parts were played by men, painting' of the face was absolutely essential to o the required illusion. Sim ilar reasoning is used on the modern st;::e when painting the face is consid erel necessary for the snuulation of youth or age, or to make the features more expressive at a distance. The practice is in many cases excusa ble or even indispensable, for if the actor or actress has not a good stage face, but one of those round, inexpress ive countenances in which eyes, nose and mouth are at the distance of 20 feet inextinguishably blended, it is certainly permissible to obtain some measure of facial expression by artificial means. It i another question whether the contem porary woman should ever apply any substance to her face tomake her appear younger, more beautiful or in any sense what she is not.-San Francisco Chroa itele. A Cathedral Dungeon. Chichester cathedral has a secret dlm geon, having a heavy and massive door. It is also provided with a secret en trance, admission to which is obtained by a sliding panel in a room at one time used as a library. The cathedral, found ed in 1870, was renovated after a fire in 1114, and restored after another fire in 1187. It con-ists of a nave of eight bays and four aisles, a transept with chambers instead of aisles, a central steeple and a southwest tow-sr. Carlisle cathedral, during the period of the Jacobite rebellion, was used as a huge dungeon, and many rebels were imprisoned there in 1745. The chief en gineer in the royal forces even demand ed the bells as his perquisites, which claim the dean and chapter successfully resisted. Having been used for this purpose, the cathedral was' left in such an intolerable state of filth that not till after six weeks' cleansing and burning of much sulphur and tar could it be used for service.-London Tit-Bits. Thr Typical amerltea Feae. This much might be said respecting the typical American fea--that the Sromuinent nose, the siopina foebsat, tike fairly large mouth, the fail eyes "at predominance of the oval type, am the natural characteristics of a· gl ive, talentedal .d hrewd people, agreeaal.ie lanners; lint kecaly alive to thia ma chance. It is a composite face, masde ap Oqumalites taken from Puritad, ig = beoach and Germanu esenms.-LMIef *mImmL SBol in Egypt Is tilled by exactly the same kind of plow that was used there 6,000 years ago. The furrows made are extremely shallow, and the clods are further broken up with a big wooden cudgel. The idea that the earth is slowly dry ing up has quite a setback by a recent announcement of the hydrographic en gineers that the gulf of Mexico is one foot higher now than it was in 1860. A caterpillar in the course of a month will devour 0,000 times its own weight in food. It will take a man three months before he eats a quantity of food equal to his own weight. Mythology contributes to Amerieca town sites 7 Neptune, 8 Minervas, 8 Ju bheros, 5 Junoe, Ulysmesses. 4 Dianas. S Aaroras. but only 1 Apollo. PREMIUMS Fashion High Arn Singer tve Tears Ouaraantee. Delivered alliroad reeight Paid Full Set of inesit Slteeil Lttiehment in Plush Lined Case. Our Finest Piremium is without doubt the Fashion High Arm Singer Sewing Machine The "hinger" has stood the test of 40 yease and made a princely fortune for its inventor. The "Fashlon" Singer, however, is an Im provement on the original machine, as it has all modern improvements up to date which are known or found in a first-class family sew ing machine. The automatic bobbin winder winds all asies of thread on the bobbin as easily as a spool of thread is wound, without care or attention on the part of the olperator, except to keep the treadle moving. Owing to the machine having what is termed a tight and loose wheel, the bobbin can be wound without running the working parts of the machine. This is quite an advantage, as it does not necessitate the re moving of the goods from underneath the presser foot, nor even unthreading the ma. ohine The needle is short and straight, thus insur ing great strength ; it is also self-setting, re quiring no care on the part of the operator. The pressure on the sewing tfoot is adjustable, and when the foot is raised to remove the work from the machine, it brings into play the au tomatic tension release. This takes the ten. sion from the thread, and the goods can be re moved from the machine without bending the needle or breaking the thread. Everyoperator on old style machines will appreciate this polint. Each machine is furnished with the follow. Ing accessories and attachments: Oil can filled with oil, 12 eedles bobbnl, wreneh, guide and guidescrew, large and smal screw driver, instruction book, foot hemmer, fe::cr, ruffler, tucker, binder, and a set of a hemmers of assorted widths. We also furnish a written guarantee warranting the machine for five years, breakage of needles and shuttles excepted. This shows the great confidence we have in the machine, which we justly claim to be the best value for the money ever offered. How to obtain this Machine.-we will send this machine PIER. freight paid to nearest railroad depot, to any one sending us 40 yearly paid subscriptions, or for 3 paid subscriptions and $10.00 in cash: sold to subscribers only for $19.50 eash, railroad freight paid. The regular retail price of this machine is $35.1C The following testimonials were furnished as by the menufactusers: LPAe IGo SLuc Qlne f p ye, ewunder date ullJ 1 tte e. have ae of yoiA Pn h &rm hewing a We have aitrltauyear, aarn it h proven to be just as good asrepeented. I s r e teo emless . a , an o heu , too ahe beauttl so writvenir present: i and htedwith it tdoes d 40M in - '"ad c We will o vs ooneb of thee Eeyo poone tre s to m y one end ing as 6 new picd-up yearly sbcn barItlo f oo r for 4 new Iltll i of myid-p yearly sub criyr aons A LUCKY PRESENT. Tbe andd Lc1... in capoh or it will here bars all the emblems of tuck, namely, the ldour-leaf ver hor shoe, wisberh foe, bo cknd ash. 10. ipoonsta i madust be of iLoUd Coin Otiwer. One of these spoons added/n eaeh sant We ill e S of theON oniambes dsumiufr Tea Spoons ne toew a thoe ende: ing show a assitp eally e subscrinptions r for 4 ane paidsp yearly as riptione. asM. tIM. po tage Ia, be added in e -h eas e. einmbes aw m asr Tea. We -w a stlhbes IenM sow. beti an WE oUIn eswda ew g S. Diest Diabetes. The following '"rigorous" diet Is said to be prescribed by the eminent Dujar din Beaumetz of Paris: Eggs, fish, meats of all kinds, ioultry, game, oysters and cheese; all green vegetables are per mitted except beets, carrots and beans; fatty foods are recommended, such as sardines in oil, herring, lard, goose grease, ham fat and caviare; all soups are permitted, when made of meats in combination with cabbage, poached eggs, onions, but no bread or toast is to be in the soup. Only dietetic breads are to be used, and saccharine in place of sugar; all starch foods are strictly for bidden, as sweet fruits, pastries and chocolates; patients may drink claret wine diluted with vichy, but no poor wines, liquors or spirits are to be used. Daily exercise morning and evening is to be taken in the open air; fencing and gardening also, and other light exercise. PREMIUMS RIFLES SHOT GUNS Nowadays nearly every man and boy owns or wants to own a Rifle. Hunting is always popular and often a necessity. We have there fore decided to add a Rifle and a Shot Gun to our numerous premium offers. We want to interest everybody and every class in our publication. As in other premiums, we have sought out the best articles to offer in this column, and have made very favorable arrangements with the sell ing agents of the Marlin Arms Co., which will enable us to offer the cele brated ?lARLIN REPEATING RIFLE, NEW MODEL. to our readers as a premium at whole sale prices. This Rifle has many ad vantages over other repeating rifles. "The point into which this arm differs most from the old style of re. peating rif ', that the top of the receiver is en tirely solid, the empty shells being ejected through an opening in the right hand side di rectly over the. loading hole. In this system of side ejecting the empty shells are never thrown into the face, never cross the line of sight or in any other way interfere in taking aim for the neat sho' -. fe always ejected to the right and away a.U the shooter. Another great advantage is .hat the doing away with the opening on the top and the closing of the side slot by the bolt makes It impossible for any rain, snow, fallina leaves or dirt to get into the action. "In case of a defective cartridge giving out around the head, as often haplteta from re loading or from poor metal, no powder will be blown into the face or eyes, as the solid top forms a perfect shield." The Marlin Repeating Rifle is made in sev. eral calibres, and any make of cartridges of the same marked calibre of the ride can he used for it. This Rifle is made in the following sizes: 9 a an4 i calibre. The Rifle we offer as shown in this drawing is the standard sins, with pistol grip stock and R Inch half octagon barrl, weight 73 pounds, aad heolds cartridges. We will give this Rifle FREE toann e sediens o anw paid-p yearly rbsorlpeons. or for R new paid-up yearly eabsoriptles sead $. in ash added: or we wast el tashitm miit to a msomsebee for laGL O la each. express charger to be rpid br the useler. Retail iot ipries this BRie SHOT GUNS. We offer an Imported Double Barreld Shot Gun, by a Cele brated Maker, FREE to Subscribers and Readers ON THE FOLLOWING TERMS. This Doeble Barreled oGn has all the latest isprovemeats, Polished steel barrels, ent, e as rebeadiag eeks, cae haulened means. oe. tall.chakee phssola te ntd s.ra -tt lerteed and rube bait t l mhhed IaeaWbete. We we scw this elmeas sa r aRs as ar - seellag as u m u M-p yeasty mabealeasNa or ar o m gm M-a yeasty asetlsm eatd $,U l am dbt wer we sea M a subese ass esay Glaet rl. Mt. ·rebs -iLdr b p .:s~mse ,,bmme Tlhe reset rees. The Greek statuary, much of it dated oaturies before Christ, seems to prove that the Greeks had feet much like those of modern Americans. The most beauti ful of the Greek feet are hollowed out well both inside and out. They have short heels, high insteps and long, straight toes, slightly spatulate at the ends. That is the type of the most beautiful modern foot. It is, on the whole, a foot not frequently seen in its perfection, for often one or the other element of beauty is wanting.-San Francioo Argonaut. Asmateur Eeouemy. t Little Dick-Papa, didn't you tell Smamma we must economize? Papa-I did, my son. I Little Dick-Well, I was thinkin that I mebby if you'd get me apony I wouldn't weat oat so many shoes.-Good News. PREMIUMS Sam oes [ .ad e A o, Waloth Watse t ~ . watchesho of ofr readers who are wilnlgto ge to a little troul.4 to obtan themn It o t a.nt. nto .o n #h a I e vr eel n er e mer. ,wateshe weol . belowand we t .ji our readers who needs wath o. ios offers oarefully. W haven'te to wthe diferent patterns of cases made (somo 11, but we guarntee that 7fy wratch purhaed or obtaiuned se premium ro us ill be of exactly the ame value and deoriptiun as the ample pho h n, both as to case and mnoveent, although the patterns of e case may vary ; but all the designs of Egin and Wiltlham watches aee beautifully and arli t!eaily wro.t;ht, as becomes the relpu tation of t Ih great eon.ia:,ie. The regular retail price of the watches offer ed below is nearly l per cent. more thanours. we purchaes directly from t he sellinr agents o the manufacturers. An Elgin or Waltham can be ordered as cldei ,i. Our No. compens Sisag..tu- tl. safety Ins Elgin balance o r Walt- pinion, stem ham o,- , wOlud nl g face watch, and setting In thlu a pp aratus. works are and all im 7 Jewels. provementa No_ 1. The ease is made of solid gold in two plates, strengthened in the centre with fine composi tlon metal. Thce ma. ifacturers guaranteothis watch to wear for fifteen ear,. We will give this watch, delivered charges prepald, to any one who will send us 40 new pad-up yearly subcriptlon, or for 5 ald-up yearly ad..oriptliotit'nsd $1't Is: ci-. aditiona; or we w-ill sell it outright to a uhbscriber fur solid slevtr aPn fw"'e ElginorWal. deslredistae thamwtchl, which), with either hunt- accurate. 7 No. 2. ,fig ev sled movement, steto winding and set and all Improvements. This watch Is enough for at:yl dy and Is aatlsfactlon tself. Many thousands In use. We will deliver this watch charges prepatd, tree anyone who will aens ns 30 new pad.-.p ary SUc ol or fr u 1 pald-up yearly t io . adUtipo dr wail se to a s'lscrt for i1110 delse In each instance IAL OFFER FOR LADIES. mNo. !5_ in m this h ceo at yers. lvered prepald in all instance o ~ Walthmr Siver. TstT e watch wIll P re "rn¥ la I T-he Running Through Gars -- To- $t. hPt Nim PULLMAN hI"S SLEEPING CARS piasn ELEGANT TMulu DINING CARS SUI --oN ALL- Pll d THROUGo * TRAINS. TIME..8CEDIULE. No. 1, Pacific Expre ................ 8 a. m. No.3, Pacific Mail.............. IIr. m. No. 2, Atlantic Express............... 1I :i m. No.4, Atlantic Mail....... ........... a.m. For Rates, Maps, Time Tables or Spelal formation, apply to Agent Northern PaeiSe a. R. at MileE ('ity or, CHA8. 8. PEE, (en I Pass. and Ticket Asen St. Paul. 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