RAILROAD TIME TABI.KS.
PENS'A K. K.
7.13 A. M. '-'-n A. M.
10.17 o 12.15 P..M.
•fl\ P. M. 4.58 "
O.OW " 7.51 "
10.17 A. M. P- M.
1). L.. & W. 11. H.
6.58 A. M.»•"» A. M.
10.19 " I- 17
2.11 P. M.»••'» "
6.10 " S-20 "
6.58 A.M. 12.17 P. M.
6.16 P.M. *'•» "
PHII,A. .1 READING K. K.
7.82 A.M. 11.25 A.M.
4.00 P. M. 0.05 P. M.
7,84 A. M. 11.28 A. M.
4.02 P. M. ('.Ol P. M.
J. awKiarMT, /jPßfc
OrfioiDK MILL ST., Opposite the Post Office.
Operative anil Mechanical Dentistry Oarefully
performed, Teeth positively extracted witlioat
pain,with lias, Ether and Chloroform: Treat
liilC and Filling teetli aSoecialtv.
Office over Paules' Drug Store
UU STKKKT - - DANVILLE, FA
J. J. BROWN,
THE EYE A SPECIALTY
Eyes tested, treated, fitted with glass
es and artificial eyes supplied.
311 Market Street, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Hours—lo a. m.to 5 p. m.
THE DRUMHEAD BUSINESS.
A Singe Lonic Inland Industry B'hloh
Prosper* by War.
Few people know that more than half
the banjo and drum beads sold in the
United States are made oil Long Is
land. Near the railroad station at
Cold Spring is a little red building sur
rounded by frames, in which skins are
stretched for drying, while near by is
an artificial pond, with wooden sides
and bottom, filled with a chemical mix
ture. It is an unpretentious establish
ment, but in our two wars and in the
peace between it has fathered a great
deal of noise. The business was estab
lished in ISGO, and success was almost
Immediate. Competition was strong
after the rush of war orders was over,
but the business has advanced in im
portance until now there are but three
factories in this country whose opposi
tion can be felt. Two of these are in
Brooklyn and the other at nigh View,
New York markets furnish the salt
ed raw skins from which the drum
heads are made. The hair Is removed
from the skins by a chemical bath in
the artificial pond, and the skins are
then stretched on the racks and dried.
A thorough scraping removes any par
ticles of fat or flesh that may havt
adhered to the dried skin, which is
then the thickness of parchment. The
skins are thoroughly bleached in the
drying process and are then ready for
cutting into heads. During the Span
ish-American war the factory was fair
ly swamped with orders for drum
heads, 500 dozen heads often being or
dered at one time. The principal de
mand was for the "tenor" drum, on
which a loud accompaniment to the
fife or bass instrument can be pro
Kangaroo skins make the costliest
drumheads. When dressed, they are
showy, but beyond their appearance
and name they are of no greater value
than heads made from calfskin. Sheep
skin is used for cheap toy drums.—New
Mrs. Llvermore'» First Speech.
In an interview Mrs. Mary A. Liver
more gave a graphic account of the first
time she spoke in public. She said:
"My first speech was made in 1861, at
Dubuque, la. I was 'scared to death.' I
talked for fully 20 minutes without hear
ing my voice or seeing the audience. The
way my knees knocked together would
have made the knocking of Belshazzar's
a piece of folly. Then the people became
clearer. I could pick out the faces of my
friends in the densely packed hall. Then,
aa I paused, there came a startling burst
of applause that made me jump and look
around, thinking something had given
"This effort was followed by a deluge
of invitations. 'Come and make us the
same speech you did ift Dubuque,' was
echoed from all parts of the country. At
that time I was very much averse to wo
men's speaking in public. I didn't believe
in it. I doubted the wisdom of it. liui
my interest in it grew, because I felt that
the women must be started up to look
after the needs »112 our soldiers, the men
being so busy."
They Eat Themselves.
From various causes, such as anger
and fear, many animals eat their own
flesh. Itats, when caught in a trap by
the leg, will gnaw off the captured
member, and mice in captivity have
been known to bite off their tails. But
there are some creatures which go
much further and actually eat parts of
themselves if left for too long a period
A hyena belonging to a menagerie
was kept by the proprietor without
food In order to tame it. One morning
he was horrified to find that tho fero
cious creature had actually eaten part
of its own leg.
An eagle in the zoo a few years ago
was noted for the fact that it would
now and then pick pieces of flesh out
of its own legs and eat them.
Certain caterpillars and toads devour
their cast off skin. This may be due
to fear, but it looks like economy.
There is Just a trace of this charac
teristic in human beings. Children
when in rage sometimes bite their own
hands and arms, although it must be
admitted that they desist when it be
gins to hurt.
.y Porto Itioan Percentages.
I Of the 953,243 population of Porto Hl
co only 75,000 live in cities. On this is
land, but 100 miles long and 30 wide,
are 40,000 district farms and one-fifth
of the island under cultivation. The
average size of a farm in Porto Klco is
45 acres, of which 12 are cultivated.
Seventy-one per cent of these Porto
Rlcan furms are owned by whites and
the rest by negroes. Ninety-three per
cent of all the farms are cultivated by
their owners, a higher rate of owner
cultivation than the United States can
ehow, where the proportion is but 72
Der cent. Thirty-eight per cent of the
•Porto Ricans are colored. In Porto Ri
co 83 per cent of the colored people are
of mixed blood. The percentage of il
literacy in I'orto Hico is very high,
about 84. This is higher than in any
Other country from which statistics are
obtainable except Guatemala.— World's
For Female Complaints.
and diseases arising from an impure '
state of the blood Lichty's Celery Nerve
Compound is an invalnable specific Sold j
by Ross man & Sou's Pharmacy.
WOMAN AM) HOME,
A PHASE OF SETTLEMENT WORK IN
A CHICAGO SUBURB.
A Frenchwoman's Dot—The Eiaen
tinln of Ileauty—The Frivolous One's j
Caki'H— S|Miiled Children—(ilrU In
In Neighborhood House, a social settle
ment at West Sixty-seventh and May
streets, Chicago has an example of a
new phase of settlement Work. The first ;
condition which awoke efforts of this ua- 1
ture was the congested state of districts :
in the central parts of the great cities,
the second is the stage which anticipates
the need of such a social cen«er in the fu
ture. Social settlements are hereafter, if
the hopes of their promoters are realized,
not to wait the coining of such conditions
as prevail in the river wards of Chicago,
but are to take their place in advance of
dense populations aud grow with the
Indirectly, Neighborhood House began
in 1895 as a day nursery. Professor Ful
ton B. Ormsby of the Perkins Bass
school suggested to the young people of
the Stewart Avenue Universalist church
MHB. HARRIET M. VAN DER VAART.
of Englewood that a creche was needed
in the locality of West Forty-seventh and
Halstead streets. A small cottage was
rented and furnished for this purpose.
Soon the demands on the nursery grew to
such proportions that a kindergarten was
started in West Forty-seventh street,
just west of Halstead street. The Per
kins Bass and D. S. Wentworth schools
co-operated with the young people who
had begun the work in its support and
have since worked in conjunction with
Soon afterward a mothers' class was
formed, and this has grown into one of
the most successful woman's clubs in the
city. It is in the Federation of Women's
Clubs. The cottage in which the move
ment was first given an impetus was
opened in the evenings for a reading room
ami clubs were organized for boys and
girls. The cottage was outgrown that
winter, and in 1800 a larger house was
rented in West Sixty-ninth street, near
This was the real beginning of a social
settlement. Mrs. Harriet M. Van Der
Vaart took charge and has since that
time been head resident. In 1898 a new
and still larger building was secured.
Two more residents, both young women,
Joined the settlement, making the total
four, Mr. S. S. Van Der Vaart, husband
of the head resident, devoting his even
ings to the work.
While the principal support of the set
tlement has always come from the Stew
art Avenue Universalist church of Engle
wood and its members, the settlement is
now gradually assuming an independent
position and without losing the assist
ance of the church, whose pastor and
members are among its teachers and lec
turers, is becoming the common heritage
of all religions and nationalities Jn the
district and is drawing on all for its mor
al and financial support.—Chicago News.
A Frenchwoman's Dot.
John Strange Winter has contributed
to the London Telegraph an interesting
account of the Frenchwoman's dot.
Probably, she says, few English people
realize to tho full extent how fixed an in
stitution the dot is in France. We in
England do sometimes speak of the dot,
often rather as a joke than otherwise,
but I doubt whether tho average English
man or woman fully understands that
just across the channel the marriage por
tion is universal and omnipotent.
With very few exceptions every French
girl has her dot. Indeed, from the day
of her birth a French girl is saved for,
and her dot is the object of her parents'
most self sacrificing endeavors. A girl
who has none is looked upon as an object
of pity, forsworn to St. Catherine, with
no better prospect in life than to enter a
sisterhood or to hang onto the outskirts
of the family in the capacity of a useful
Not many women, be they young or
old, like this kind of existence, and this is
the reason why so many women in France
enter the religious life. As a good sister,
no matter of what order, the portionless
girl acquires a position of dignity and
Marriage in France is quite a different
institution from marriagfe in England.
It is entered into from different motives
and in a very different fashion. Inclina
tion scarcely affects the bargain'at all.
In the first place, no young Frenchman
actually proposes to the girl he wants to
marry, perhaps, for one thing, because he
never gets the chance. Friendship be
tween the sexes is sternly discouraged.
In fact, before marriage no girl of re
spectable class is ever allowed to be
alone in a yonng man's company for one
single moment. "My son lives his vie de
garcon, but my girl lives in my pocket,"
is tho motto of the prudent French moth
*r. So, when a young Frenchman wishes
to settle in life he looks around for a
suitable partner. According to bis own
position and his fortune, so does he de
mand a dot of a certain sum. Perhaps
two or three girls of his acquaintance
may have the desired sum. The approxi
mate amount is always known. So, fixing
en tho one he admires most, he sends his
rawyer or his uncle to some trusted friend
to make inquiries and to open up pro
If the proposal is not disagreeable to
the young lady, her family name on their
side a lawyer or trusty friend, and ar
rangements are very s*w>n made, money
is carefully tied up, and the engagement
is an accomplished thing. Then the wed
ding day is fixed, and preparations fot
the wedding are hurried on as fast as
may be. Long engagements are almost
unknown in France.
The Essentials of Beauty.
There is a distinctive something—a
manner of dressing or a correct carriage
• —that makes the American girls head the
list by their natural right to precedence.
They have their faults, to be sure, but
such faults as are easy to correct. Loud
voices are the commonest lapses into the
unbeautiful and simple. I never realized
this so much as I did on my last voyage
from the other side of the Atlantic. On
shipboard there was a crowd of girls who
had been finishing their educations
abroad. They sat on deck ami chattered
like magpies, their voices rising shrill and
The Spring Fever
is a malady which no one can escape
at this season of the year. The vitality
is usually overtaxed during the winter
months, and spring finds the system all
run down. The blood is thinned and
impure. The kidneys and liyer are in j
active resulting in a loss of energy and
appetite, and a derangement of the
nerves. Lichty's Celery Nerve Com
ponnd will purify your blood, tone up
your nerves, and leave you feeling fresh
and energetic. Sold by Rossman &
Ci\glx aud grating fearfully on the nerves
of any listener blessed with fine sensi
bilities. They were pretty girls, charm
ing, stylish, in splendid health, robust
and athletic. Hut their voices were some
thing fearful to listen to. A low, sweet '
voice, carefully modulated, always be- 1
speaks the lady. A voice that is rasping,
quick of action, high strung, nervously
pitched, will undo the beauty ambitions
of many years.
The matter of eating forms a large
part in one's beauty rules and regula- ;
tions. To my way of thinking, we
Americans eat too much and d > not eat
often enough. We wait for our . i
«t night until we are lv huugiy,
and we overload the »; The re
sult is a florid, unbeautiful complexion,
dull eyes, languid movements and wits
that, if not exactly wool gathering, are
certainly not as bright as they should be.
In the old country meals are lighter. In
the morning it is toast and tea and a bit
of fruit, later a little chop, again a cup of
tea, with bread and butter —always just
enough to satisfy the stomach, not
enough to cause it to overwork and to
bring on dyspepsia, that surest complex
ion wrecker of all. The time between
meals is too long with us. We are so
hungry that we are sure to overeat. And
overeating is deadly. There is no mis
take about it.
Fresh air is a beautifier that is not ap
preciated by the average woman. Good
health is, of course, the first principle of
nil beauty ambitions. Without it your
foundation for everything is gone. Fresh
nir enlivens the wits, stirs up circulation,
brings encouragement to the lungs and
instills one with new life.—Amelia Bing
ham in Chicago Times-Herald.
The Frivolons One'i Cake*.
It was a progressive euchre party, and
she was the prettiest and most frivolous
looking person present. How couid any
one who looked like a doll and dressed
like a fashion plate be anything but
frivolous? The members of the club,
which met around from house to house,
felt sure that the pretty and frivolous
one had not an idea in her head that was
more practical than her own gowns.
There did not linger a thought in their
minds that the refreshments, served at
every meeting of the club, would be any
less inviting at her house than theirs. In
these days of caterers a lack of house
hold knowledge does not count. Rut
when the eventful day came there was a
little gasp of surprise when there was
served the most delicious cake any one
had ever eaten, and it bore the unmis
takable evidence of being homemade.
No caterer could make such cake; neither
could a maid. Cakemaking requires a
cultivated hand on the spoon.
"I made it all myself!" cried the frivo
lous one when the exclamations of de
light reached her ears.
This is one cake. It was a layer cake,
and between the layers was a chocolate
filling made much like an ordinary filling,
with chocolate, milk, sugar and the white
of an egg, but into that was beaten a lit
tle whipped cream, and the same cream
covered the top and sides of the cake.
The cake itself was very light and deli
cate, freshly put together, aud the result
can only be surmised by those who did
not try it, for the cake was too good to
Another cake was made in the same
way, only maple sugar was substituted
for chocolate and melted with as little
water as possible, whipped cream beaten
into it and tho whole cake covered with
the cream. Another way of using the
maple sugar is to add a little to fruit
layers in cake, as date cake, and the lit
tle flavor given is perceptible and ex
cellent. —New York Times.
Spoiling children consists in letting
one's darling have its own precious way
on all occasions, and the way is such a
pretty, cunning, winsome way nobody
can see any harm in it. But grown up
willfulness is quite a different thing from
baby willfulness. It has claws and teeth,
so to 6peak, and is not nice to contem
Spoiling appears to mean a great
many different things. One of its mild
forms is a total disregard for the feel
ings and convenience of others. If you
notice a disagreeable, unaccommodating
woman on the car or elsewhere you may
know, that she was a spoiled child.
Although poor people do contrive oc
casionally to spoil their children by in
dulgence, by making great sacrifices, this
business is not carried on wholesale, as
it is among the rich. Poverty is a severe
yet kind stepmother. In a large family,
not very well to do, the older children
care for the younger ones and exert more
influence often in their own way than
their parents in teaching self denial aud
Self control is the one thing spoiled
children never learn. They must have
everything they want and have it with
out delay. Tho child who kicks his
nurse, bullies his mother and his younger
brothers and sisters develops into the
passionate, dissipated young man.
The spoiled girl becomes an exacting,
disagreeable woman. The world must
wait upon her, she makes everybody
nround her unhappy and all because she
was a spoiled child. Iler husband is a
Jnartyr to her whims and caprices, and
her children are made wretched by her
irritable and fretful disposition, and all
because her early training.was not what
it Bhould have been.—Bouquet.
Girla In BoalnfM Life.
Because a girl takes a position of serv
ice in a store is no reason why she should
proclaim a personal declaration of inde
pendence to every customer by her de«
portment toward her. She simply cannot
afford to do it, and the sooner she realizes
it the better it will be for herself. Let mo
whisper a secret to you girls who expect
to take some similar position by and by.
It is this: You will find that courtesy,
self respect and an interest in the busi
ness in which you are engaged are the
conditions of ultimate success, and no girl
need fear failure if she has added to
these a natural ability to do the work she
has undertaken. Tranquillity of spirit
should be cultivated. And if in addition
to this the mind be habitually occupied
with elevating thoughts, to the exclusion
of the petty, the ignoble and the sordid,
the girl will not only succeed, but she
will win friends whose friendship is
worth having and retaining, who will re
gard her with respect and admiration and
make her in their own minds the pattern
upon which other women in her line of
business may model themselves. Itemem
ber that love is a magnet that attructs
the best in everybody, because it con
sciously or unconsciously seeks the best.
Is this method not worth a conscientious
trial?—Sallie Joy White in Woman's
Mr». Kwldr and Iler FUh Pan.
Mrs. Emma P. Ewing, dean of the
Chautauqua Cooking school, tells of one
saddening experience when she first be
giiii housekeeping. The art of cooking
was unknown to her, aud she looked for
ward with terror to the first visit of her
mother-in-law, who was a famous house
wife. She arrived, and Mrs. Ewing be
gan to serve dinner. The first course was
a fish, which she had baked in a pan.
When she tried to lift it, siie was at her
Wits' end. It stuck to the pan here,
there and everywhere.
At last the fish was removed by the aid
of a carving knife, a fish slice, a spoon
and a griddlccake turner. It was too
broken to serve on the platter, so the
youug cook, with tears in her eyes, made
a sauce and served it creamed. She de
termined, however, to fiml a better pan
for baking fish. Tuere was nothing of
the kind in the stores, so she got an in
telligent tinsmith to carry out her ideas.
She had a piece of sheet iron cut to fit
When You Get A Headache
don't waste a minute but goto your
druggist and get a box of Kranse's
Headache Capsules. They will prevent
pain, even though your skull were
cracked. They are harmless, too.
Heed the guarantee. Price 2oc. Sold by
Rossuian & Son's Pharmacy.
loosely into a shallow bake pan, and at
each end of the tin she had long handles
attached. When thoroughly greased, the
fish baked on it to perfection, all the juice
being held by the pan. It was child's
. play to slip a thin, long knife under the
i fish when lifted from the pan aud slip it
whole on a hot platter.—Good House
Doner For the Toilet.
Apart from the medicinal uses to which
honey Is and may be applied are those
! connected with the toilet. A small jar
containing honey should be kept on ev
ery washstand and In every nursery.
Honey proves a panacea for most of the
ills that flesh, or, rather, skin, Is heir to in
the shape of cracked lips, roughness of
the skin, blotchy patches around the
mouth, which are most disfiguring to
even the most beautiful, chilblained or
chapped hands, sore and cracked heels,
wind caught ears, etc., which can all be
prevented by this simple remedy. The
1 application is easy, and no one can ob
j jeet to it, as they do to so many other
remedies. After washing any part of the
| body suffering from any of the above
j unpleasantnesses, apply to the part af
! fected, while still wet, a very little honey
by dipping the finger into the jar and
| smearing over. To those who suffer
habitually in winter from any of these
| distressing complaints the continued use
of honey will prevent them from appear
ing. Begin to use as soon as the weath
er gets cold or as soon as the wind begins
1 to nip.
I'leaalnir Ifnsband* and Wlvn.
The greatest secret of domestic happi
ness lies in husband and wife pleasing
each other. It is Quite as easy to say
pleasant, graceful things as disagreeable
ones. It is far sweeter to a wife to
have tender words from her husband
than it was to have them from him be
fore marriage—husband in the role of
lover has a double value in a wife's esti
It pleases a woman to know her hus
band says pleasant thinga to her be
cause he means them and not as flattery.
Flattery never pleases her. It pleases
her to be told by him that he needs her—
that his happiness depends upon her com
panionship. To feel that her efforts to
please are successful and are appre
ciated accordingly will stimulate most
women to greater endeavor. —Woman's
Hare Yon Talent t
"One good way, I think, to Judge
whether we have a talent for anything
or not is to watch the motive that draws
ns toward doing a thing," -writes Helen
Watterson Moody in The Ladies' Home
Journal. "If we do it because it is the
fashion, or because other girls are doing
it, or because we have to do it for some
useful purpose, it is not probable that we
have a real talent for it. But if we find
ourselves doing It just because we really
love it and would rather do it than not,
if it is doing the thing itself that attracts
us and not the eclat it is going to give
us in the eyes of others—why then I
think we may reasonably conclude that
God has given us a real talent for that
particular sort of thing."
The Queen's Legal Hlghts.
Queen Alexandra has more independent
legal rights than any other wife in Eng
land. The Law Journal points out that
the queen consort's legal status differs
from that of all other married women.
She is regarded by law as a "feme sole."
Khe may bring an action in the courts as
if she were unmarried. She has her
separate court, her separate guards and
her own servants, distinct from those of
the king. By an act dating from the
sixteenth century she is empowered to
write after her name the title, "Queen of
England," and, although she is only a
subject, an attempt to assassinate her is
punishable as high treason.
Common, everyday earth is a cure for
many an ache or pain. In the case of a
burn from an acid the chief thing is to
apply an alkali to neutralize the acid.
This may be done by gathering a handful
of earth and laying it on the injured
part, for the earth contains alkali enough
to render it very efficacious. Soda may
be used for aa acid burn.
If you will only have bare floors and
rugs in your house there need never be a
regular housecleaning period. The house
will be cleaned from week to week, aud
carpet cleaning as an exceptional func
tion will not be known.
Miss Rebecca Stoneroad has been su
pervisor of physical training in the public
1 schools of Washington for years. Nine
' assistants, carefully trained by her, help
to keep this work up to a high standard
' of excellence.
Colored tissue paper is better than
' white for wrapping up laces and ribbons
: to be laid away. White papers so used
* trill cause white articles to turn yellow.
Aaaoelatlon of Ideas.
' The 3-year old sou of a flat dweller,
who had heard his father complain oc-
J caslonally because the janitor was
r drunk and"in no condition to attend
I to his work," went to the flat above
t his own last week and rang the bell.
When Mrs. Blank answered it, the
young man said:
"Please, Mrs. Blank, can't your little
• girl come down and play with me?"
' "Not today," said Mrs. Blank; "she
Is in no condition to play."
"What's the matter?" asked the boy
anxiously. "Is she drunk?"— New York
New Innomnla Care.
Brown—Say, I've been trying the fin
est cure for insomnia that I ever heard
of. It is for one to count each breath
1 that he exhales while lying iu bed.
' Smith—Ah! Then you goto sleep.
e Brown—No, but after a little while a
t fellow gets rather interested in the
□ work, and the night passes away so
J quickly that lie doesn't mind lying still
j' BO long.—Brooklyn Life.
q The lit oi Lime on Soil.
s Sorrel usually indicates a sour soil,
- and lime is the best medicine for that,
1 says The Rural New Yorker. It is al
' so about the worst thing for potatoes.
In most cases where lime is used on
s potatoes the scab is very bail. The
. reason for this is that the scab Is a
. skin disease coining from germs or
s bacteria and "spreading" somewhat
a like a sore on the skin of the body.
When you put lime In the soil, you
sweeten or neutralize It aud make the
conditions Just right for the spread
9 of tills scab disease. In u sour soil it is
L> not so likely to spread. Do not put
lime on the potato crop, but ou corn,,
small grain, clover or grass.
The prize consignment of American
apples which won for the State Horti
cultural Society of low* the first prize
at the Tails exposition consisted of one
bushel of Wealthles, one peck each
of Wallbridge, I'lum Cider, Melluda,
j Longfield, Tallman Sweet and Duchess
i nnd one peck of Soulard crabs. This
, fruit was raised by Mr. E. Beeves of
. Waverly, la.
He Is A Wonder.
■ DAII who see Mr. C. F. Collier, of Cher
okee, 1 owa. as he is now. cheerful, erect,
vigorous, without an ache, could harldy
IsmKjvc he is the same man, who, a short
time ago, had to sit in a chair, propped
up by cushions, suffering intensely from
aft aching back, in agony if he tried to
atttop all caused by chronic kidney
trouble, that no medicine helped till he
•ised Electric Bitters and was wholly
enred by three bottles. Positively enres
BacJotche, Nervousness, Loss of Appe
tite, all Kidney troubles. Only 50c at
Paules & Co's drng store.
JOBSON WAS OBEYED.
HIS REMARKS MADE A BIG CHANGE
IN MRS. JOBSON.
Bat Even Then lie IHil Not Appear to
Be Perfectly Sat lulled mid Had
SomethiiiK More to Say llegrardim;
Mrs. Johson had putin such a busy day
at housekeeping that she hadn't time to
dress before Mr. Jobson's arrival home
the other evening. Mr. Jobson surveyed
her disapprovingly as he hung his hat
and overcoat on the rack.
"By the way," he inquired, scrutiniz
ing her from head to foot, "what have
you been doing, sifting ashes or plowing
the back yard to putin a crop of winter
"This is my housecleaning day," re
plied Mrs. Jobson, "and the clock is
slow, so that I didn't have time to change
"Oh, that's it, is it? You didn't have
"I was just about togo up stairs to
dress for dinner when you came in,
"That's all right what you were just
about to do. The point is that I come in
and find you looking like you'd been
caught in a Jackson City dust storm. (
There's no reason why you shouldn't look
attractive around the house ail the time.
What's the reason that that little Mis.
Questreet, who isn't so much behind you
in the matter of years, always looks
pinked up and diked out iu frilly wrap
pers and things every time we happen to
call there, and"—
"Not much behind me in the matter
of years!" ejaculated Mrs. Jobson. "Mrs.
Questreet is eight years older than I am,
if she's a day! And we never happen to
call upon her at a time of day when she's
cleaning house, and, furthermore, she
dings at Questreet so that lie lets her
have all the money she wants to shop,
and those pretty wrappers that you're
"If Questreet gives his wife any more
money to buy these dinky things that
make women look nice than 1 give you,
then I'd just like to know it, that's all,"
interrupted Mr. Jobson. "If you haven't
got house duds like Mrs. Questreet's,
why don't you go and get 'eiu? What's
more, there's no reason why you should
do any work whatsoever around this
house. Just you let the servant girl do
the jumping up and gallivanting around
when you want anything or I want any
thing aud devote your time to keeping
yourself looking neat and pleasing."
Mrs. Jobson didn't make any reply,
but went up stairs and made herself
ready for dinner.
Whea Mr. Jobson got home on the fol
lowing afternoon, Mrs. Jobson, looking
very splendiferous indeed, met him at
the door. She wore a new and hand
some baby blue tea gown, with a lot of
cream colored lace scattered over it. Her
hair looked as if it had been done up b>
a hairdresser. Her feet were incased in
neat red morocco slippers, with gilt cord
sewed on them.
"Well, what are you all rigged out
that way for?" asked Mr. Jobson.
"Why, don't you remember what you
said last evening?"
Mr. Jobson did remember all of a sud
den, as she 6aw by his expression, and
he didn't say anything more.
"How do you like my new tea gown?"
inquired Mrs. Jobson cheerily, holding
out the skirt in her hands. "I goi it to
day for almost nothing—— at a sale."
"It's great," replied Mr. Jobson in a
husky sort of tone.
"And I got half a dozen pairs of those
lovely silk stockings, different colors, for
only $2 a pair," went on Mrs. Jobson.
"I am so fond of silk stockings for house
wear, and I know how you like silk
"Like 'ein? I love 'em!" gulped Mr.
"I got these red slippers because you
seemed to like Mrs. Questreet's pair, that
are just like these, so much," continued
Mrs. Jobson. "Do you like them?"
"They're orientally magnificent!" said
Mr. Jobson in a weak sort of tone. "Now
let's have dinner. I'm hungry."
instead of tripping down the stairs,
as she usually did, to superintend the
placing of the dinner on the table, Mrs.
Jobson walked over to the sitting room
table and rang a brand new gong which
she had purchased that day, while Mr.
Jobson looked on wonderingly. The serv
ant girl wheezed up the stairs half a
"Gertrude, you may serve dinner," said
Mrs. Jobson, sinking back iu an easy
chair. Mr. Jobson blew his nose rather
fiercely, but didn't say anything.
He wasn't particularly chipper during
the meal, which Mrs. Jobson sat through
without once getting up, as usual, to see
about the coffee or the dessert or some
thing or other, and she went right up
stairs with Mr. Jobson when the dinner
"My slippers?" said Mr. Jobson, look
ing at Mrs. Jobson expectantly when
they reached the sitting room. Mrs. Job
son smiled amiably and sounded the
gong. The servant niade her appearance
presently. "Gertrude, Mr. Jobson's slip
pers—you'll find them beneath the bed in
our sleeping room," said she. Mr. Jobson
was about to say something when the
girl had gone up stairs, but he scratched
his head instead.
"Er—where's that long stemmed brier
pipe of minp?" inquired Mr. Jobson after
he had settled himself for reading. Mrs.
Jobson, looking up from the magazine
she had picked up, reached over and tang
the gong again.
When the servant appeared again,
grinning—for the girl was in the play—
"Gertrude, you'll find Mr. Jobson's long
stemmed pipe on the window sill up
stairs," said she.
Mr. Jobson looked at Mrs. Jobson with
open mouth, but apparently thought bet
ter of it and scratched his head again.
Mrs. Jobson pulled her easy chair closer
to the grate fire and leaned back luxu
riously. Abont half an hour later Mr.
Jobson said, throwing down his paper:
"Let's have a look at that account
book of miue. I want to run up the fig
Mrs. Jobson was just about to reach
over to riug the gong again, when Mr.
Jobson stopped her with a gesture.
"Just suppose you cut out this. Em
press Eugenie, queen of Sheba business,"
said he."l don't know what this new
game is called, but 1 know that I don't
want to play it any more. You don't
want to get haughty with me, Mrs. Job
son. This isn't the British legation of
the Peking palace we are living in, you
know, and we haven't got any more than
18,000 servants, and there's no particu
lar sense in rubbing it in."—Washington
Sweet ThlnKn A-nhopplnn.
"Judy aud 1 got into a terrible tangle
"I owed her 10 cents and borrowed 5
cents ami then 50 cents."
"Then I paid 30 cents for something
"And she paid 40 cents for something
1 bought, and then we treated each other
to ice cream soda."
"She says I still owe her a nickel."—
Detroit Free Press.
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saved from the sain? frightful fate only
by Dr King's New Discovery. An at
tack of Pneumonia left an obstinate
cough and very severe lung trouble,
which an excellent doctor could not
help, but a few months' use of this won
derful medicine made me as well as
ever and I gained much in weight." In
fallible for Coughs, Colds and all Throat
and Lung trouble. Guaranteed bottles
50c and SI.OO at Paules <£r Co's drug
store. Trial bottles free.
THf BEGGARS OF MEXICO.
Tlicy Abound All Over the Country
and Aro Wi'll Treated.
AH over the country beggars abound,
for the Mexican people are the most
carelessly good natured and charitable
on earth. They seemingly never refuse,
and I have seen smartly dressed young
men ou passing a beggar turn back re
pentantly aud hand him money. Every
body gives; hence unlimited beggary.
Some time ago in Pueblo a surgeon
cured the deformity of a beggar cripple,
and as his usefulness as a money getter
was over his relatives sued the surgeon,
alleging that he had deprived them of
their means of support. It appeared on
trial that the lame man had been "good
for $4.50 a day on the average." The
judge threw the plaintiffs out of court
after listening to their curious expositioi
of callousness and greed.
A friend of mine here, a genuine Span
ish count and a most charitable man,
tills his pockets with pennies every morn
ing before leaving his house, and to ev
ery one who asks alms he gives a cent.
He has also many pensioners, and be
even economizes in legitimate personal
expenses to help deserving people, wid
ows and orphans.
In the suburban towns every comforta
bly off family has its train of beggara
who are given money or food.
Your beggars fairly adopt you and
ask affectionately on meeting you for
the health of every member of your
One poor chap who hobbles round oi
crutches ami wears on chilly mornings
an old red blanket greets me as his
"patron" and bestows blessings on me
to last a month for every alms.
The intimate relations of beggars and
their patrons are amusing. Wealthy men
and handsomely dressed womeu stop in
the streets for a bit of talk with some
favored beggar and never seem ashamed
to show a kindly interest in the humbi#
friends of the public thoroughfares.
Beggars come to one's dining room
windows, look in interestedly and go
away satisfied with a small coin or a bit
of bread. They ask alms in the name of
God, or "por Dios;" hence the odd Span
ish word "pordioseros," or "for God's
sakers," applied to beggars. It is part
of the strangely humane life of these
southern lauds. A Mexican firmly be
lieves that everybody has a right to live
; and to help in time of need. There is
Immense charity and mostly quite unor
ganized, although there are asylums, but
for the most part the beggars are out
and about and not housed up—Boston
60 ACRES OF GOLD ORE.
j Gold Mining & Milling Company
CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO.
, This Property is Estimated to be now Worth More than
SIO,OOO per Acre and will be Worth over One Hundred
Thousand Dollars per Acre,with Proper Development
CAPITAL STOCK, $1,000,000.
Divided into Shares of 81.00 Each, Full Paid and Non-Assessable."^©*
The Arena Company offers 50,000 Shares at 50 cents each
in a Property that is Worth over SOOO,OOO.
For tiie purpose of raising money to purchase the necessary machinery
to make the mines produce daily fully Three Thousand Dollars in Gold,
t tins enriching every individual shareholder according to the shares he holds.
You can buy any number of Shares you Wish,
and make more money than can be made in any other line of investment. The gold ore is in
these seven developed mines. There are 8,000 feel of ore in a vein, and these veins are true
mother veins, held within walls of granite.placed there by nature. The Company has already
developed this property to demonstrate that it is one of the largest gold properties oft lie
< 'ripple Creek District which is the greatest gold-prodncing camp on earth, its output last
year aggregating BiU,UOO,UUOor nearly double the amount produced in the whole State ofCali
At 50 cents per share the Company is giving you a discount of 10 cents per Share to start
with, making "M cents on the dollar. As already stated, this is done for the purpose of rais
ing &>.'>,<**' to purchase improved machinery, air-compressor drills, and electric plant. We
have two large hoisting engines on this property,a commodious shaft-house,office buildings,
boarding house fort lie men, stables, a powder-house, a large quantity of tools, etc. The re
ports on these mines, made by one of the best mining engineers in tlie State, succinctly de
scribe these improvements.
NAMES OF MINES.
AZTEC, 210 feet in depth, with shaft-house. lioiler and engine for hoisting, well timbered all
the way down. ,
BONDHOLDER, '-tit l feet deep, hoisting engine and boiler, large iron shaft-house.
M EX ICO and MAN HA'l TA N, both over 100 feet deep, on same vein as the Aztec mine,
t "KVSTAL, J ASI'EK and GREAT EASTERN, on the same vein as the Bondholder and open
ed in depth to over HKI feet, and developments already made show over4,Uoo feet of ore.
If you want to make money out of nature, become a producer of gold out of her treasure
vaults. The Arena group of mines will do it for you.
We can furnish the best of references bank and mining engineers and our title in the
property is perfect, coming, as it does through a patent from the Goverment. With more im
proved machinery, from S-'i.OOO to 55.000 per day will be a conservative estimate of the output
of these mines.
Remember that only 50,000 Shares of this Stock are for sale at 50 cents on the dollar,
orders lor the number of Shares desired, accompanied by Draft, Money Orders, Express or
Cash in Registered Letters, can besentto
The Arena Gold Mining & Milling Company,
501 Equitable Building, DENVER, COLORADO.
Doors, Sash, Shutters, Verandas,
and Turned Work of all Kinds.
Also Shingles, Roofing Slate, Planed and
RIVERSIDE, NORT'D COUNTY.
FOR FIRST CLASS 112 WORK Oil GO 10
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Special atten \ -
tion given La- /jjf, fCsl:
dies Suits and Delivery.
Waists, Bight PlicCS.
loons and Vests.
Give ] 1 :
Danville Steam I ,aundry,
No. 20 Cana St Lore and Kase, Pro
Thin is somebody's birthday,
Just as sure as fate;
Some little hoy is ux years old;
Some little girl is eight.
Some little hoy is three today,
Some little girl thirteen;
Some little twins are exactly two-
Two apiece, I mean.
Some one is eating his birthday cake
And laughing over the plume;
Some one is counting her biithday do :a
On all her fingers and thumbs.
Some one is bouncing his birthday ball
Or winding her birthday watch;
Some one is not too wise or tall
For birthday butter scotch.
Think of the beautiful birthday books,
Think of the birthday cheer,
Think of the birthday happinesc
Every day in the year!
Every day in the y< ar, my dear,
Every day we're alive.
Some happy child is one or two
Or three or four or five.
—Ftlielwyn Wctherald in Youth's Companion.
Prunes are greatly improved by being
cooked in ii little eiier.
Mix finger cookies with cold coffee in
stead of water. It will improve them.
When peeling apples, drop them into
cold water as they ure done, and they will
i not turn brown.
Joints of meat should always be care
fully wiped ami cleaned before they are
cooked. Meat is subject to so much dust
settling on it that this process Is impera
Shirred eggs are easily prepared in the
chafing dish. Butter the blazer, turn in
the eggs and cook them over boiling wa
ter. Sprinkle them with salt and pa
Not II In Day For Selllnic.
"Does you want to see tie president
of de road?" queried the colored man
who sat in a chair at the head of the
"Yes; he's the man i want to see,"
replied the caller.
"'Bout ti pass or suntliinV"
"About buying out the road for $50,-
000,000. Can you attend to the busi
ness for me?"
"I 'spects I could, sah; but, tlis bein
my second day yere an bein I ain't feel
in powerful well, perhaps you'd better
see de president hisself—right down de
hall an second doali to de left, sah."—
fe wan to do all
Ms of Prilai
I inn !;
it will Ptee.
A well printed,
tasty, Bill or Let
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)L Ticket, Circular,
>l ment or Card is
y) an advertisement
for your business, a
satisfaction to you.
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A trial will make
you our customer.
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i Mil «i
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A beautiful selection of
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