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A DOMESTIC STORY. CHAPTER XLVII. More than once on one and the same day the captain had been guilty of a weakness which would have taken ids oldest friends by surprise if they had seen him at the mo ment. He hesitated. A man who lias commanded ships and ha* risked his life in the regions of the frozen deep is a man formed by nature and taught by habit to meet emergency face to face, to see his course straight before him. and to take it, lead hint where it may. But nature and habit, formidable forces as they are, find their master when they encounter the pas sion of love. At once perplexed and distressed by that startling change in Catherine which lie had observed when her child approached her, Bcnnydeck’s customary firmness failed linn, w hen the course of conduct toward his be trothed wife which it might be most becom ing to follow presented itself to him as a problem to be solved. When Kitty asked him to accompany her nursemaid and her self on their return to the hotel he had re fuses) because he felt reluctant to intrude himself on Catherine’s notice until she waa ready to admit him loiter confidence of her own free will. Gelt alone, lie began to doubt whether delicacy did really require him to make the sacrilice which he had contem plated not five minutes since, it was surely possible that Catherine might be waiting to see him, and might then offer the explana tion which would prove to he equally a re lief on both sides. He was on his way to the hotel when lie met with Sydney Wcsterfield. To see a woman in the sorest need of all that kindness and consideration could offer, ami to leave hei as helpless as lie had found her, would have been an act of brutal indif ference, revolting to any man possessed of even ordinary sensibility. The captain had only followed his natural impulses, and had oily'.iid and done what, in nearly similar cases, lie had said and done on other occi- sinus. Left by himself he advanced a few steps meeliunieally, on the way by which Sydney had escaped him—mid then stopped. Was there any sufficient reason for Ids following tier and intruding himself on her notice? Him had recovered, she was in possession of his address, she had been referred to a per son who could answer for Ids good inten tions; all that it was his duly to do had heen done already, lie turned back again, in the direction of the hotel. Hesitating once more, he paused half way along the corridor which led to Catherine’s sitting room. Voices reached him from per sons who had entered the house by the front door. He recognized Mrs. I’resty’.s loud, eonlident tones. .She was taking leave of friends, and was standing with her back to ward him. Hennydcck waited, unobserved, until be saw her enter the sitting-room. No Mich explanation as he was in search of could possibly lake place in the presence of Cath erine’s mother. He returned to the garden. Mrs. I’icsiv was in high spirits. .She had enj i\c.| the festival; she had taken the lead aneeig the friends who accompanied her to lue p.uaee; she had ordered everything amt had paid to. nothing, at that w orst of all bad (ch. ■■ dinners in England, the dinner which pu l nds to he French. In a buoyant frame of mind, ready for more enjoyment if she could only find it, what did she see on open ing the sitting-room door? To use the ex pulsive language of the stage, C therine was "discovered alone" with her elhows on the lahlc, and tier face hidden in her hands the picture of despair. Vr. Crestv snrvejed the spectacle before her with righteous indignation visible in every line ot her face. The arrangement which bound her daughter to give Denny* dee.k Ids final reply on that day had been well known loher when she left the hotel in tiie morning. The conclusion at which she arrived, on returning at night, was expressed with It mi tn brevity and Roman eloipieuce in four words: "Oh, the poor captain I” Catherine suddenly looked up. "I knew it," Mrs. Presty continued, with her ternest emphasis; "I see what yon have done In your lace. Von have refused Henny deek." "Hod forgive me, I have been wicked enough to accept him !” Healing this, some mothers might have made apoi.igics, and olltei mothers might have asked what that penitential reply could possibly in.m. Mis. ITesty was no matron ol the ordinary type. She welcomed the good news w llhold taking the smallest notice of the expression id sell reproach w hich had accompanied it. “My dear child, accept tin* congratulation* of your fond old mother. 1 have never been one ot the kissing sort (I mean, of course, w here women are concerned), but this is an occasion which justifies something quite out of die common w ay. < 'omit and kiss me.” Catherine took no notice of that outburst ot maternal love. "I have forgotten everything that 1 ought (o have remembered," she said. "In my vainly, in my weakness, in my selfish enjoy ment el the passing moment. I have las'll too supremely happy even to think el the trials ol my past lite, and of the talse posltiou in which they have placed me toward the man whom 1 ought to be ashamed to deceive. I have only been recalled to a sense ol duty, i might almost say to a sense of decency, by tnv iMHir little child. If Kitty had not re minded me of her father Mrs. I’rcsty dropped into a chair; she was really I l ightened. Her fat cheeks trembled like a jelly on a dish that is suddenly moved, "lias that man been here?" she asked. "What man'." "file man who may break off your mar riage if lie meets with die captain. Ha? Herbert Linley been here?” "Certainly not. The one person associated with my troubles whom 1 have seen to-day U H> Iney Westcrlield.” Mrs. I’rcsty bounced ont of her chair. "You —have seen Sydney Westerfield?" she re peated, w ith emphatic pauses w hich express ed amazement, tempered by unbelief. "Yes; 1 have seen her." “Where?" “in the garden." "And spoken to her?" “ Yes." "Mrs. Presty raised her eyes b> the ceiling. Whether site expvted onr old friend “••> recording angel" to lake down the questions and answi is that had just passed, or \v helhei she was only waiting to son the hotel that held her daughter collapse under a sense ol moral responsibility, it is not possible to de cide Alter an aw lul pause the old Indy ro inembered that she had more to say, and said and. "I make no remark, Catherine; 1 don’t even want to know w hat yon and Miss Wost eiHeld sahi to each other. At the same time, as a matter ot eonvenienee to myself, 1 wish to ascertain whether I must leave this hotel or not. t in- same house doesn’t hold that woman and Mi - , lias she gone?** “She lias (tone. Mm. the-dy looked round the room. “And taken Kilty with her?” she asked. “IVm’t s|*eak of Kitty!’’ Catherine crust, hi the greatest distress. “I have had to keep the poor, ilium ent, affectionate child apart from Miss Westerfield hi force. M i heart aches when I think of it," “Cm not surprised. Catherine. My grand daughter has lieen [nought up on the mod ern system. Cldldren arc all little angels— no punishment only gentle remonstrance— don t ho naughty, dear, because you will make poor mamma unhappy.’ And then m inima grieves over it and wonders over It w hen she finds her little angel disobedient. \\ hat a fatal system of education! All my success in life; every quality that endeared me to your father and Mr. Kresty; every social charm that has made me the idol of society, I attribute entirely to judicious cor rection hi en:lv life, applied freely w ith the open hand. Wo will change the subject. W lie re is dear Beunydeek? I want to con gratulate him on bis approaching marriaa-e.” She looked hard st her daughter, and men tally added: "lie’ll live to regret it I” Catherine knew nothing of the captain’s movements. “1 have something to say to him, and I don’t know where ho is.’’ Mrs. Kresty still kept her eyes fixed on her daughter. Nobody observing Catherine’s face, and judging also by the tone of her voice, would have supposed that she was al luding to the nun w hose irresistible attrac tions Ira-1 won her. She liiokcd ill at ease and she -poke sadly. “You don’t seem to be In good spirits, my dear,’’ Mis. Kresty gentiy suggested. “No lovers' quarrel already. 1 hope?” “Nothing of the kind." “Can I be of any use to you?" “Y on might Ik- of the greatest use. But 1 know only too well you would refuse,’’ Thus far Mrs. Kresty had been animated by curiosity. She began now to feel vaguely alarmed. “After all that I have done for you.’’ she answered, “I don't think you ought to say that. Why should I refuse?’’ Catherine hesitated. Her mother jrersisted in pressing her. “Has it anything t*< do with Capt. Bennydeck.’ “Y’es.’’ “What b lir’ Catherine roused her courage. “You know what it is as well as Ido,” she said. “Capt, Benn>dek believes that 1 am free to marry him because 1 am a widow. You might help me tell him the truth.” “What! I!” That exclamation of horror and astonish ment was loud enough to have been heard In the garden. If Mrs. Presty’s hair had been ail her own, it must have been hair that stood on end. Catherine quietly rose. “We won't dis cuss it,” she said, with resignation. “I knew you would refuse me.” She approached the door. Her mother got up and resolutely stood in the wav. “Before you commit an act of downright madness,” Mrs. Presty said. “I mean to try if I can stop you. Go back to your chair.” Catherine refused. “1 know how it will end,” she answered; “and the sooner it ends the better. You will find that I am quite as determined as you are. A man who love me as he loves me, is a man whom 1 refuse to deceive.” “Get’s have it our plainly,” Mrs. Presty insisted. “He believes your first marriage lias been dissolved by Death. Do you mean to tell him that it nas been dissolved by Di vorce?” •T do.” “What right has he to know it?” “A right that is not to be denied. A wife must liave no secrets from her husband.” Sirs. Presty hit back smartly. “You’re not his wife yet. Walt till you are married.” “Never! Who but a wretch would marry an honest man under false pretenses?" “1 deny the false pretenses! You talk as If you were an impostor. Are you, or are you not, i lie accomplished lady who has charmed him? Are you. or are you not. the beautiful woman whom lie loves? There isn’t a stain on your reputation. In every respect you are the wife lie wants and the wife who is w orthy of him. And you are cruel enough to disturb the poor man about a matter that doesn’t concern him! You are fool enough to raise doubts of you in liis mind, and give a reproach to cast in your teeth the first time you do anything that happens to offend him! Any woman —I don’t care who she may be— might envy the home that’s wailing lor you and your child, if you’re wise enough to hold your tongue. Upon my word, Catherine, 1 am ashamed of you. Have you no princi ples? ’ She ready meant it! The purely selfish considerations which she urged on hex daughter were so many undeniable virtues in Mrs. J’jvsfy's estimation. She took Uie highest moral ground, and stood up and crowed on it with a pride in her own princi ples w hich I lx- primate of ail Kngland might have envied. Hut Catherine’s rare resolution held as linn as ever. She got a little nearer to the door. “Ciood night, mamin i,” was the only reply she made. "Is that all yon have to sav tome?” “1 am tired, and 1 must rest. Please lei me go.” Mrs. Presty threw open the door with a hang. "Von refuse to take my advice,” she said. “Oil, very well, have your own way! You are sure to prostier in the end. These ar# the days of exhibitions and gold medals. If there is ever an exhibition of idiots at large, 1 know who will win the prize.” Catherine was accustomed to preserve her respect tor her mother under difficulties, but tills was more than her sense of filial duty con hi successfully endure. "1 only wish I had never taken your ad vice,” she answered. "Many a miserable moment would have been spared me if I had ahvavs done what lam doing now. You have been the evil genius of my life since Miss Wesiarfield lirst came into our house.” She passed through the open doorway— stopped—and came back again. "1 didn't mean to otfend yon, mamma—hut you do say such irritating things, Good-night.” Not a word of reply acknowledged that kind,v meant -ijiology. Mrs. Presty—viva cious Mrs. Presty of the indomitable spirit and tiie ready tongue—was petriiicd. She, the guardian angel of the lamily, whose ex perience, devotion, and sound sense had steered Catherine through difficulties and dangers which must have otherwise ended in litter domestic shlpwieck—she. the model mot Iter, had been stigmatized as the evil gen ius of her daughter s life by no less a per son than that daughter herself! What was to lie said? What was to bo done? What terrible ami unexampled course of action should be taken niter such an insult as tikis? Mrs. Presty stood helpless in the middle of the room, and asked herself these questions, and waited and wondered and found no answer. An interval - passed. There was a knock at the door. A waiter appeared. He said; “A gentleman to sec Mrs. Ormond.” The gentleman entered tiie room ami re vealed himself. Herbert Linley! CUAITER XT.VIII. Thi' divorced husband looked at his mother- In-law without making the slightest sacrifice to the claims of politeness. lie neither of fered his hand nor made his bow. His frowning eyebrows, his flushed face, betrayed the anger that was consuming him. "I want to see Catherine,” he said. This delilierate rudeness proved to lie the very stimulant that was wanted to restore Mrs. I’resty to herself. The smile that al ways meant mischief made its threatening apiiearance on the old lady’s face. “What sort of company have you lieen keeping since 1 last saw you?” she began. "What have you got to do witli the com pany 1 keep?” “Nothing whatever, 1 am happy to say. I was merely wondering whether you have been traveling lately in the south part of Africa, and have lived exclusively in Hie so ciety of Hottentots. The only other explan ation of your behavior is that I liave been so unfortunate as to otfend you. But it seems Improbable—l am not your wife.” “Thank God for that!” “Thank God. as you say. But 1 should really be glad (as a mere matter of curiosity) to know what your extraordinary conduct means. You present yourself iu tills room ui.invited, you Hud a lady here, and you bo have as if you had come into a shop and wanted to ask the price of something. Let me give you a lesson iu good manners. Ob serve; I receive you with a how. and I say: 'How do you do, Mr. Linley.’ Do you un derstand me?” “1 don’t understand you—l want to see Catherine?” “Who is Catherine?” “You know as well as 1 do—your daugh ter.” "My daughter, sir. is a stranger to you. We will speak of her, if you please, by the name -the illustrious name—which she in herited at her birth. Von wish to see Mrs. Ormond?” “Call her what you like. 1 have a word to ay to her, and I mew to say it." “No, Mr. Linley, you won’t say it,” "We'll si>e about that! Where is she?” “My daughter is not well.” “Well or ill. I sha’n’t keep her long.” “Mi daughter has retired to her room.” “Where is tier room?” Mi's. I’resty moved to the fireplace, and laid her hand on the bell. “Are you aware Hut this house is a hotel?” she asked. “it doesn’t matter to me what it is.” “Oil, yes, it does. A hotel keeps waiters. A hotel, when it Is as large as this, lias a policeman in attendance. Must I r.ng?" The choice between giving w.iy and being disgracefully dismissed from Hie hotel was i placed plainly before him. Herbert’s life had been the life of a gentleman; he knew that he had forgotten himself; it was lm|*o9- sibie that he could hesitate. “1 won’t trouble you to ring,” lie said, “and 1 will beg your pardon for having al lowed my temper to get Hie better of uux At the same time it's to lie remembered, 1 think, iu my favor, that I have had some provooa j tion.” I “t don’t agree witli you,” Mrs. Presty an -1 swered. She was deaf to any appeal for mercy from Herbert Linley. “As to provi* cation.” she added, returning to her chair without askiui him to be seated, “when you apply that word to yourself, you insult my daughter and me. You provoked? Oil, heavensT’ "You wouldn’t say that.” he urged, speak ing with marked restraint of tone and man ner, “if you knew what 1 have had to en dure ” Mrs. Presty suddenly looked toward the ; door. “Wait a minute,” she sai.i, ”1 think I near somebody coming lu.” In the silence that followed, footsteps i we*p audible outside—not approaching the door, however, but retiring from it. Mrs. Presty had apparently been mistaken. “Yes,” siujsaid. resignedly, permitting the i person who had intruded on her to proceed. He really had something to say for him ■elf. and lie said it with sufficient modera , tion. That lie had been guilty of serious offenses lie made no attempt to deny; but he pleaded Urat he had not escaped without j justly suffering for what he had done. He I had been entirely in the wrong when he threatened to take his child away from her mother by torce of law; but had he not b*n punished when his wife obtained her di vorco, and separated him from his little ' daughter as well as from herself? (No; Mrs. | Presty failed to see it; tf anybody had suf fered by the dlvoroe, Ue victim was her in ! jured daughter.) Still patient, Herbert did | not deny the injury; foe only submitted once more that he ha! suffered his punishment. ' Whether his life w Hi S.dnoy XVcsterfieUt had or had not beo.i a happy one, he must ! decline to say; he would onlv declare Hi it it had come to an end. She had tott him. X es. ■lie had ieft him forever. He had no wish to jiersuade tier to return to their guilty life; they were both penitent, they were both ashamed of it But she had gone away without the provision which he was bound In honor to offer to her; she was friendless she might he iu a condition of poverty too dreadful to be contemplated—and that was indeed a bitter reflection hi the man who had misled tier. (Mrs. Presty decided on stop ping him there. She had heard more than enough of Sydney already.) “i sec nothing to be gained,” siie said, “by dwelling on the past; and I should be glad to know why you have come to this place to night.” “I have come for two reasons. One of them is to see Kitty.” “Quite out of Hie question.” “Don’t tell me that, Mrs. Presty! I’m out of Hie wretcliodest men living, and I ask for the consolation of seeing my child. Kitty hasn’t forgotten me yet, I know. Her mother can’t lie so cruel as to refuse. She shall fix her own time and send me away when she likes; I’ll submit to anything. XVill you ask Catherine to let me see Kitty?,’ It was impossib e to consent to this—and equal y iuqs ssible to mention the reason for refusing. Unwillingly, to do tier justice, ill-, Presty passed over without reply the just request. Hie touching request, that had been addressed to her. “You have two reasons for coming here,” she reminded him. "What is your oilier reason? ’ lie declined to -be ignored in Hint way. “W ill you ask Catherine to let me see Kitty?” lie repeated. “I can’t do it.” He got up from his chair. His face pre sented the same expression which Mrs. Presty had seen on it when lie first entered Hie room. “When 1 came in here,” he said. “I told you 1 wished to speak to Catherine. It doesn't matter. I have got the information 1 wanted —and got it from you.” “1 don’t understand you.” “The newspapers were not mistaken, Mrs. Presty, when they called Catherine a widow. I know now why my brother, who never de ceived me before, lias deceived me about this. 1 understand Hie part that your daugh ter lias been p vying—and 1 am as certain as if 1 had heard ;t, of flu; devilish lie that one of you—perhaps both of you—must have told to i j<i u child. No, no: I tiad better not sec itiuTiiie. Many a man lias killed his wife and lias not had such good reason for doim, if as I have. Yon are quite right So keep me away trom her.” He stop|ed: lie, too, looked suddenly toward Hie door. “I hear her,” lie cried. “She’s coining in!” The fyatstcjM outside were audible once more. This time they were approaching; they were close to the door. Herbert drew back from it. Looking round to see that he whs out of Hie way, Mrs. I’resty rushed for ward—tore upon t ic door in terror of what might happen—and admitted Capt. Benny deck. (To Be Continued.) DYNAMITE iT SEA. Effective Weapons Which May ha Used I'ntil Dude Sam Builds a Nav> Pliilade'phla American. Lieut. Zalinsky, of the 6th artillery, who has been experimenting with dyna mite at Fort Lafayette, for the past 18 months, is delighted with the results he has attained with his 8-inch pneumatic gun. He has fired over 200 charges in all and over 100 loaded with dynamite from 10 to 100 pounds, without a single acci dent, and he has proven conclusively that dynamite and electricity, the two most potent and powerful factors in modern science, can be subjugated completely, and when combined, can be used as the simplest and most destructive force in warfare. The experiments mape in the lower bay last week before Secretary Whitney’s Naval Board, consisting of Commanders Howell, Goodrich and Brad ford. have excited the greatest amount of discussions in army and navy circles, and promise to awaken a more active in terest iu the application of dynamite to coast defense. The friends of the gun that smooth bore as it is, it has practical ly overcome all the difficulties which were supposed to lay in its waw namely ac curacy of fire, rapidity and safety. The gun is discharged by compressed air, thus insuring uniform pressure and consequent ly greater accuracy of fire, a strong ad vantage over the usual powder charges of the rifled gnu, the latter becoming over heated after ninny discharges, while the pneumatic gun cau hurl a 100-pouud charge of dynamite every minute of the day without the slightest expansion or the necessity of swabbing. Lieut. Zalinski, while proud of the achievement of his gun, deprecates the newspaper talk that ho has revolution ized modern warfare. He modestly de clares he aspires to no such honor. In an interview, yesterday, he said: “This gun is a valuable and imperative auxiliary to modern ordnance, particu larly at the time when the defenseless condition of the country exposes us to humiliation or degredation from the most insignificant power on the globe. I don’t say that it is the only thing we should have, but it is a desirable thing to use in conjunction with other arms and imple ments. I have noticed that some of the critics of the gun maintain that efficacy would be lost if it exhausted its range of two miles upon vessels lying four miles away, the latter firing their guns, not only at the dynamite gun, but also at the town lying beyond. In such an em ergency we never would think of mount ing these guns en barbette, but would plant them upon the bows of fleet tug boats or cruisers, take all the chances of a torpedo boat, and run ont within range of the big ships and drop our 100-pound shells upon them. It might prove to be a forlorn hope, but if we had fifty or sixty tugs mounted with these guns, making allowance for the inaccuracy and clum siness of the armament of the enemy's ships, we would make it rather unpleas ant for them.” The final experiments on the gun will be made next week, when ten charges of 100 pounds of dynamite will be fired for the edification of the naval board and a select few. In the meantime the com pany that made the present gun are nr w manufacturing anew arm, larger, longer and heavier, with a calibre of ten and a inches, capable of dropping 200 pounds of dwnamite upon a vessel two miles away, and sending the largest ship afloat merchantmen, or ironclad, to “Davey Jones' locker" in the twinkling of an eye. Lieut. Zalinski declares that with the im provements he has madt to the two little electric batteries that discharge the dyna mite mass the moment it strikes an ob ject, it will be an easy and as safe to hurl 500 pounds of this explosive as it would 5 pounds. Another evidence of the confidence re posed the dynamite is shown by the fact that designs have been drawn for the construction of a cruiser 200 feet long, with a minimum speed of twenty knots an hour, carrying two or more ten and a half inch dynamite guns, with a slinging capacity of 200 pounds of dynamite. The ship is long, low and sharp, with a ram extention. She will carry two funnels, one forward and the other aft of a turret, whose purpose is not made known. The dynamite guns are concealed under a thick sheating of armor forward. When ready for use the armor slides down the side, the gun already loaded and elevated runs its nose out, bangs away at the enemy hides under the armor until another load is inserted, and repeats the opera tion. CONUNDRUMS. Why is a man who can't learn by ex perience like a laurel? Because he is an evergreen.—GoodaU's Sun. Why is an old war horse like a good bookkeeper? Because he is a famous charger.—Dansville Breeze. When is it that a man feels at home and yet doesn't feel at home? When he gets in at 2 a. m. and has to grope along the wall to find the stairs.—Burlington Free Press. What is the difference between start ing anew newspaper and a hungry tramp? One fiUs a long felt want; the other wants a long-felt fill.—Newman Independent. Does a photographer "take” a nega tive or "make” a negative? In other words, when a girl jilts a fellow is he or she a photographer? We do not recall a conundrum which is obsoura than this. - Lowell Courier. Here is the latest conundrum; Why is a spoonful of vinegar like a colored boy ? Because it's a little bit of vinegar. It’s rather tart but youllsee the point if you look sharp. FARM. HOME AND GARDEN. Care of Animals in Summer. The American Humane Association pre sents the foUowing suggestions relative to the care of animals during the heated term: Provide water —fresh, pure water. Think how yon are refreshed by a drink of cool water on a hot day. The lower animals are equally in need of the means of quenching thirst. The active dog re quires drink frequently during hot days, as does also the cat, and a dish of fresh water should stand where they can have access to it. Undoubtedly many a dog is driven to madness through lack of water, and the testimony is that hydrophobia is almost unknown in those localities where dogs can drink when they wish. Every city, viUage and country town should be liberaUy suppUed with drink ing fountains for animals, and they should be so constructed that even the smallest dogs can drink from them. No gift to a people confers a greater pleasure than a fountain, and that person who turns aside a stream from the field and gives a water ing trough to the roadside, at which man and beast can drink pure water, is truly a public benefactor. Give the horse fre quent opportunity to quench thirst at all times when not too much over-heated, and before eating. To drink freely immedi ately after eating preverts a favorable di gestion of food. Provide shade. How instinctively we seek the shade when the sun is pouring its hot rays on the dry and parching earth. If the pasture is not provided with shade trees, in a convenient locality set four, six or eight supports, across which place straw or grass, and thus in a brief time and with little labor, make a shade in which animals can rest from the heat of the sun, to the great comfort of them selves and to the benefit of their owners. Remove the harness from the horses in the hot day whenever you desire to give them a full, free rest, and once during the day, preferable at night, a thorough cur rying and grooming will not only give rest, but will do about as much towards im proving the animals health as will the oats. Examine the harness on your working team and you will discover that blinds, check-reins and cruppers are simply tor turing contrivances, serving no useful purpose. Take them off for the conven ience of yourselves and the comfort of the horses, keep the stable well ventilated and free from the strong amonia, which is injurious to the eyes. Assist the ani mals to protect themselves from the flies, feed regularly hitch in the shade, and remember that the cares which will give comfort to the lower animals will make them doubly profitable to their own ers, aside from the humane bearing upon the subject. The Care, of Lawns. A farmer’s wife has given the following hints for the improvement of dooryards and lawns, with her idea as to where the line of decoration should be drawn. Her ideal is a neat, tasty home, and nothing tells so much the character of the people in the home as the dooryard. She would have it neat first. She would not attempt to have it tilled up promiscuously with all the shrubs and plants and bushes which can be found. This soon grows into a thicket, and there are incongruity and want of harmony and order, which looks as badly as no attempt to do anything. It is not well to attempt to do too much. The tasteful place must be neat, and the grass short and smooth. We cannot, on the farm, afford to keep a man to attend to the cultivation of the flowers and shrubs on the lawn. We must not over tax the strength or the men or women, in the work of caring for the yard and the ornamental features. It should be for recreation She advised a neat plot, a tidy walk, and a relief of forest trees, with a few or no evergreens. The flower beds and bricks set on edge, and such ar rangements that at best look well a small part of the year, and offensive most ot the year, can well give place to neat, well kept grass, that looks attractive every day of the year. The flowers and roses we must have, but in the side yard, and limit them to our means. Too many gay things in a doorway are like too much gaudy dress. It is not in the best taste. The first and last thing necessary is neat ness. Whatever is done should be well done. A few roses and honeysuckles in some nook or corner can be made a thing of beauty at little cost, the flower garden by itself, and rose hedge to screen the front from back yard, or the ornamental from the business quarters. She had no ad miration for great attempts at flower beds and rockeries in conspicuous places in the farmers’ dooryards. Neatness and simplicity, and not attempt, are to be aimed at iu all the surroundings of the farmer of limited means. The lawn mower does not cost much, and if the yard is not littered up with too many things and the grass can be cut often and kept as a beautiful feature at all times. The men however, want to do everything with horses, and if the lawn is large the horses can do the work easily, and by a little dressing up after the horse mower the grass cau be kept very neat. Advice to Country Uirls. Reading (Pa.) Times. City life is not all that it is painted. It has its pleasures and conveniences, but it also has its serious drawbacks. Before making the plunge into life in the city country girls should ask themselvef what is really to be gained by it. Perhaps in their quiet rural homes some stray advertisment has reached them, promising young women high sal ories for light work. Hundreds of these advertisments are framed for the very purpose of deceiving the unwary. They accomplish their purpose, however, and large numbers of young girls rush up to the city, dazzled by the generous profus ion of promises. A girl from the farm answers one of these advertisements. Life may have been slow at home, but there was always good food and in plenty, and there was someone to care for in the old farm house. XX'hen she goes to the big city she finds that the “light work” consists in working all day in a badly lighted and ill-smelling workshop, where scores of other girls and women are employed at wages hardly high enough to keep body and soul together. We know what often comes next. The girl has left home; she is ashamed or un willing to return,and she must take the con sequences, ofttime* of one or two things —shame or suffering. Many a girl finds, first in the frivolities and next in the in iquity of the streets, that excitement by which regrets and remorse may be dead ened. If she is too strong in principle, too pure and elevated in tone thus to sink down to one of the pitable women of the street, she may find herself in some cold garret, lonely, overworked, despondent and miserable. Better remain at home than risk the failure which attends so many girls who go to the city in search of high pay for light work. It is the saddest of all ven tures, forsaking a country home for the illusions and deceptions of a large town. A Word for the Mole. The mole is now chronicled as one of the farmers' friends. Rev. Mr. Wood, in a lecture describing the nature and habits of this industrious little animal, says that the mole is a busrowea in the natural pursuit of his vocation, devouring the pupa of caterpillars and ground worms, he is compelled to throw up those little mounds of earth to which farmers so strongly object because they look untidy. Moles do not damage crcps, because they are strictly insectivorous and carnivorous, and utterly disdain cereals or roots. They are really benefactors, because they sup ply the farmer with a top-drrssing of unexhausted earth. The learned lecturer described the mole as anatomically formed for burrowing, “cylindrical and jointed at the foremost end. with muscular fore arms and spade-like hands with long claws like smart digging machines.” He has eyes, but very small ones, delicate hearing, and a pre-eminent sense or smell, upon which he chiefly depends for procuring food. He will bite, scratch and fight like a fiend, and always to the death when pitted against another mole. The mole is rather a friend to the farmer than an enemy, as commonly voted. FARM NOTES. The land that will maintain twenty common bred cows will maintain twenty well bred ones, and the annual profit from the latter will be considerably more than from the former. The practice of pegging down ever blooming roses, so that they will cover completely the surface of the bed, is well known to produce very pleasing results. ; It is said that pegging down dahlias | proves quite as satisfactory. Overladen fruit trees mature their fruit while it is yet small. Pick off one-half before much growth is made, and the re maining half may grow to as many bush els as all would if left. It is the same with an animal as with a steam-boiler—the more complete the com- j bustion of the food or fuel it gets the more satisfactory will be the result, be cause there is less waste. Resources of the soil do not end abruptly at four or five inches in depth, yet there are hundreds of farms where all beneath is terra incognita because no effort has ever been made to ex plore. If yon have thin, flat stones at com mand. say as thick as roofing slate or somewhat thicker, try mulching a few strawberries plants with ihem. Tin an swers the same purpose. Shingles are good, but inclined to warp. A patented clay tile is sold in some places, but stones are cheaper and better. Much manure dropped by cows yarded over night in the barnyard is wasted. Un less the yard is weU litered the liquid ex crement is lost, and the solid droppings dry away until much of their value is gone. Throw the manure in heaps and applying a little dry earth to the heap daily will prevent loss. There is much difference in the quality of paris green, much that is sold being so heavily adulterated that it is impossible to decide how much to apply. The im pure poison is believed to be injurious to potato vines, perhaps because of its im purity being applied stronger than it should be. The high-piiced pure paris green is cheapest. D. A. Jones, of Beeton, Canada, uses chloroform in introducing queens. He is very successful, seldom losing a queen when introduced in that way. He puts a few drops of chloroform on a rag or a sponge in the smoker, and giving a few puffs in at the entrance stupefies them, and by the time the bees recover from their stupor they know nothing of what has happened. These points as to his method are given by a farmer who knows how to raise 400 bushels of potatoes to the acre: Rich light soil; plow deep early in spring; plant 15 inches apart; cover 4 inches deep or more; keep down the weeds, but do not work the ground after the potatoes begin to bloom. The main secret he says is in selecting the seed. He always cuts off the blossom end. One eye will yield more potatoes than two. The time to pick duck feathers, like fruit, is when they are ripe. This may be learned by catching two or three and pulling a few feathers here and there. If they pull hard and the quills are filled with a bloody fluid they are not ripe; but if they pull easy and the quills are clear you may know that it is the “beat time to pick.” Ducks may be picked four times a year. Never pluck the long tufts of feathers on the sides that support the wings. The Sweet Pepper (Ciethra Alnifolia) is a neat, upright growing shrub, with light green leaves, fine white flowers, and has a delightful fragrance. It is a native of the New England States, and has for sev eral years attracted the attention of bee keepers as a shrub to furnish bees with honey at a time when flowers are scarce. It can be successfully transplanted, and will grow on all soils, from gravely loam to black peat, as well as lime or slate soils. Success in floriculture depends vastly more on the care bestowed on the plants than on a large amount of money expend ed. Yet for all this many people will yearly spend a great deal of money on high-priced and rare plants, afterward giving them no attention. A bed of ger aniums, petunias, lantanas and other eas ily grown plants, if well cared for. will be more satisfactory than rare plants which require the care and attention of an expert gardener. Liquid ammonia is one of the most useful preparations for lightening the labor of housekeeping as well as a simple remedy for the many common physical ailments. A few drops in a glass of water will at once remove an acid stomach and break up a headache. A cloth wet with a weak solution tied around the forehead is also beneficial. It affords speedy relief in mosquito or spider bites or stings of bees. A few spoonfulls added to the wash of the bath is very invigorating, and even a little added to the water for wash ing the hands and face is very agreeable and refreshing. There is nothing so cleansing and strengthening for the hair as an occas sional washing in one part liquid am monia, two parts alchol and four parts water washing off the hair in clean water afterwards. Strong ammonia water will also remove the oily deposits from hair brushes, and, when well rinsed and dried in the sun with the bristles down, will be found as “good as new.” In the laundry there is nothing so harmless and helpful as ammonia. A few spoonfuls in the washing-water makes the labor light and the clothes white, and there is no danger of injury to the fabrics, as in the use of soda, lime or javelle water. Avery su perior and simple washing fluid is made of equal parts of ammonia and spirits of turpentine. It makes rubbing almost un necessary, while it whitens the clothes without injury. A few spoonfuls should be added to the clothes in boiling as well as washing. Gold jewelry washed in ammonia water, with a brush to reach the corners and crevices, will look equal to new. A little added to the water for house plants makes them healthy and flourishing, while the liberal use of it keeps the kitchen utensils in a sweet condition, removes greese and all unpleasant odors. For cleaning paint, use a flannel cloth, two spoonfuls of am monia to three quarts of water and nc soap will be needed. Sponge off mirrors with ammonia water and polish with a soft newspaper. Used nearly clear it will remove grease spots from the carpets or fabric. How to Disappoint h Balky Horse. The Fitchburg Sentenel tells how a Leominster farmer cured his horse of a balky freak by gentle means. He drove him, attached to a rack wagon, to the wood lot for a small load of wood. The animal would not pull a pound. He did not beat him. but tied him to a tree and “let him stand.” He went to the lot at sunset and asked him to draw, but he would not straighten a tug. “I made up my mind,” said the farmer, "when that horse went to the barn, he would take that load of wood. I went to the barn, got blankets and covered the horse warm, and he stood until morning. “Then he refused to draw. At noon I went down, and he was probably hungry and lonesome. He drew that load of wood the first time I asked him. I re turned, got another load before I fed him. I then rewarded him with a good dinner, which he eagerly devoured. I have drawn several loads since. Once be refused to draw, but soon as he saw me start for the house he started after me with the load. A horse becomes lone some and discontented when left alone, as much so as a person, and I claim this method, if rightly used, is better for both horse and man than to beat the animal with a club.” A Railroad in a Forest. San Francisco Post. You never know or feel how utterly nnpoetical and practical a railroad is un til you come across it in the middle of a forest. Nature abhors a straight line, and everyhting beside it seems to protest against that double straight line of iron that looks all the harder and more defiant when the rails take the sunbeams and knock the sentiment out of them and tarn them into hard metalic light. The trees seem to do their best to ignore the railroad in a dignified way. as becomes the monarchs of the forest. The shrub bery hangs over, not with the wooing or caressing movement that it has when it makes love to the brook below, but with a kind of mixture of fear and anger, as a dog treats a suspicions stranger. The path crosses it, pursues its crooked way in and out and around trees and bushes, and wanders off erratically into the forest or up the hillside, but ©very now and again it turns toward the railroad track as if it had quite forgotten it. and stops abruptly with a kind of disgust, as if it said. -What, you here again!” and goes back into the woods again. Then the engine comes along. Its sound is weird and worldly in the sacred groves; its smoke never seems to penetrate the foli age. but barred out. and nature seems to breathe again when the train, rushing as if it had as little love for nature as nature has for it, passes on to the open plain and the populous citv. It is estimated that the wine crop of California will reach 25,000.000 gallons, an increase of 10.000.000 over the crop of 1804. THE THIRD PARTY I.V LINE ! The Wisconsin State Prohibitionists Assemble in Convention at the State Capitol. They Present a Ticket Which They Claim Cannot Have Any Su perior. Madison, XV is., July 28. — The state pro hibition convention was held in this city to-day, there being 417 delegates in at tendance. A permanent organization was affected by the committee reporting in favor of retaining the temporary organization as the permanent, which was agreed to. TEX PLATFORM. Dr. Henry Coleman, chairman of the committee on resolutions, took the secre tary's desk and read the foUowing: The prohibition party of the state of Wisconsin, in convention assembled, makes the following declarations of its principles: 1. XX’e reverently acknowledge Almighty God, and desire to work with His grace and counsel to establish and maintain a sound civil government. 2. XVe believe the traffic in intoxicating beverages is the great and constant source of crime and immorality, of destruction of body and of imbecility of mind, of poverty and pauperism: the arch enemy of labor, and the great fountain of social and political corruption. 3. XX e insist on state and national pro hibition, and the enforcement thereof, through a party whose officers are thor oughly in sympathy with the same, as the only and the immediate remedy for this great and most urgent evil. 4. To the end that all sections of our state may be found working in harmony, ! let it be understood that with us days of j compromise have passed; that we will : neither seek nor accept affiliation with j parties that may promise temporary ad i vantages; that our own appreciation of I our work is such that we cau only move I forward in straight lines until it is ac -1 complished. 5. XX'e regard all forms of license, high : and low, as a fresh acceptance of an insoff ; erable traffic, and its re-adoption into our j social life and civil polity; and we hold j that all political parties which favor li | cense, and all men who vote for such par ties, or in other words aid in the contin uance of liquor traffic, do make themselves accessory to the evils which now flow from this traffic and equally guilty in ef fect with the man who carries it on. (>. We heartily sympathize with every just effort.on the part of receivers of wages to improve their condition and to make themselves more equal partakers iu the general prosperity; but we declare that total abstinence for the individual and prohibition of the liquor traffic by the state lie at the threshold of labor re form. 7. In securing political, and econom ic and social ends meet, we rely only upon sound reason and the public assent; on free discussion and a conscientious use of our rights as citizens. 8. We favor thorough, liberal and com plete public education; a more careful and just inposition of taxes constant watchfulness against the increasing pow er and exactions of individuals; a vigilant supervision of the uses to which the franchises entrusted to corporations are put; and a careful maintenance on the part of the government of a complete control of economic conditions, in curren cy, in the ownership of land, and in all other particulars 'which the general diffusion of prosperity may directly or indirectly depend. In all public measures we insist on the common welfare as the only criterion of sound legislation and wise social policy. 9. We wish to express our great satis faction in the work of the Woman’s Chris tian Temperance union in its bearings on temperance, on purity in society, and on the preservation of Christian institutions. THE TICKET. The following ticket was then placed in nomination. For Governor —John M. Olin. of Dane. For Lieutenant Governor -Charles Alexander, of Eau Claire. For Secretary of State- C. M. Black man, of Whitewater. For State Treasurer- A. C. Merryman, of Marinette. For Attorney General E. W. Chafin, of Waukesha. For State Superintendent J. J. Blais dell. of Rock. For Railroad Commissioner —Ole A. Ritan, of Barron. For Insurance Commissioner B. F. Parke/, of Juneau. STATE CENTRAL. COMMITTEE was appointed as follows. T. C. Richmond chairman, Madison. F. M. Porter, secretary, Madison. S. D. Hastings, treasurer. Madison. 1 dist. —E. G. Durant, Racine; C. M. Blackman. Whitewater. 2T. E. Turner, Waukesha; 0. H. Crowl, Dodge Center. 3F. R. Bewick, Brodhead; H. A. W. McNair, Lancaster. 4 J. E. Clayton and E. W. Drake, Mil waukee. SC. W. Loomis and L. L. Clloyd 1 of Brown county. 6 AV. AA". Race, Omro; B. E. A’an Line, Oshkosh. 7 G. AV. Morgan, A’iroqna; Gaylord Freeman, Richland Center. 8— Frank T. A’azie, Louisville; Geo. I. Conftans, Barron. 9 AV. B. Stanton, Marinette; S. H. Colby, Stevens Point. Brief addresses were made by Miss Frances AA'illard, Mr. Richmond and others when the convention adjourned. SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY AT MADISON A City of Tents Occupied by People From Throughout the Northwest who arc Enjoying Rich Treats. Wednesday. The Monona Lake assembly opened at Lakeside, Madison, this afternoon, being the seventh annual session of that body. Many improvements have been made in the grounds and the number of tents spread, exceed that of any previous year. Electric lights are in use, and all arrange ments are so complete that everything glides along like clock work. Three hun dred association tents are up, besides one hundred private tents, with the chances that another hundred will have to be erected. The programme opened this p. m. with a lecture by Dr. Chas. F. Deems, of New York. The Schubert quartette of Chicago, who are to be here for some days, gave the opening concert. They have sung in many cities of this state, and have achiev ed an enviable reputation. Thvbsday. The crowds continue to arrive at the assembly, and acquisitions are expected to pour in daily. Nearly 400 tents are occupied to-day. At 9 o’clock 300 or 400 children, and as many others crowded in and around the rustic temple to hear Mrs. R. G. Alden, whose literary nom de ylume is Pansy. At 11 o’clock Miss Frances E. Willard, the great temperance lecturer addressed about 500 persons at the tabernacle on “The W. C. T. Union and its mission.” After the lecture the audience was invited to ask any pertinent questions that might suggest themselves, and the next hour was consumed in questions and answers. After dinner the tabernacle was filled with upwards of 2,000 people, when after prayer, the Schubert quartette sang several well selected pieces. Miss Wil lard was then introduced and gave a very interesting and instructive lecture. In her narrative of the self sacrifices many human beings have made for their fel lows. Miss Willard brought scores of hear ears to tears. In a recent cyclone in Kansas, a man ran into a wrecked building and found a little girl lying with a large beam crush- 1 ing her limbs. The little one said. "Don't mind me; I am 10 rears old; the little boy over there is hurt, and he is only fire.” ; At the close of this effective narrative, many tearful eyes were seen in the assem blage. The address throughout held the undivided attention of the audience and was frequently interspersed by hearty ap plause. Miss Willard admonished the young i men of America to form themselves into a committee to labor for the protection of woman. Girls were admonished to re fuse all suitors who fail to discard their ’ bad habits at once. Many witty hits were thrown at the legislators who have refused to consider the petitions of the people on the subject of equal sufl-age. After the j address Miss Willard endured the hand shaking ordeal for several minutes. In the evening, after an instrumental i concert, the Rev. C. F. Deems delivered | a most interesting address on the subject . of "Trifles.” FRIDAY. XVith each day the interest and crowd ; increases. Dr. Hnrlbnt conducted the devotional exercises, and Mrs. G. R. Alden instructed the children. The stockholders held their annual meeting at 10 o’clock. About 50 were ! present. Edwin Sumner, of Madison. Prof. Jones, of Appleton. S. H. King, of Rock 1 ford, and C. A. X\ illard. of De Pere, were were elected directors. All except Mr. King were re-elected and he succeeds C. L. Colby. A resolution directing that no denom ination have more than three representa- ■ lives on the hoard was introduced, but ac tion was deferred. This afternoon the Schubert quartette of Chicago gave a grand concert in the tabernacle. The programme was remark ably fine and the rendition superb. The quartette left this evening forChatauqna, N. Y., where they will remain fifteen days. This evening at 7:30 Signors Vitali and Fanelli. of Brooklyn, gave an exceedingly entertaining musicale on the violin and harp. It was enjoyed by a large audience. At 8 o’clock Frank Beard, of New York, gave a lecture on “Caricatures” and illus trated it with work on a blackboard. Mr. Beard has become well-known in this line and his work this evening was of irigh or der and proved very interesting. SATURDAY. This was children’s day at the encamp ment on Monana Lake Assembly, and fully one thousand little ones were on the ground. At 9 a. m. the children formed in procession, and. preceded by a band, marched through the principal avenues to the Rustic Temple, where Mrs. G. R. Alden, the "Pansy" of literary fame, told some charming stories, while imparting a knowledge of the books of the Bible, the history of the Bible, and of Palestine to her juvenile audience. The customary normal instruction was given during the day. and Leon H. X’iu | cent, of New York, lectured on the "Age |of Chaucer.” The Rev. XX'. H. Milburn, | the blind chaplain of the House of Rep i resentatives, spoke on “XX’hat a Blind I Man Saw in England.” Frank Beard, i the caricaturist for the Judge, gave an | interesting chalk-talk of nursery rhymes, ; etc. SUNDAY. Rev. W. H. Milburn. the blind preacher er, of Washington, preached at 10:30 a. m.. In the tabernacle. At 9:15 a. m. the chorus class h?ld a rehearsal in the same place. The afternoon was devoted to ser vices in the primary department at His rustic temple; junior department at nor mal hall, and senior department at the tabernacle. The song service conducted in the evening by Prof. Leslie, of Chica go, was one of the finest things of the kind ever seen at the assembly, Prof. Leslie showing himself to boa superb leader. MONDAY. One of the principal features of to-day was the sketches and droll remarks of the artist Beard. He captured the audience and held them in amazement at his genius for over an hour. The tabernacle was filled on occasion of the grand concert given by the Leslie quartette, assisted by Signor Maroni on the harp, and to say that the audience was pltased with the efforts cl the ladies and of the signor would bo putting it mild. PERSONAL CHIT-CHAT. Grand Master Workman Powderly is now in Philadelphia, and writes on an average of 100 letters a day. Senator Ingalls denies that he was a peddler in early life, and thus another beautiful historical tradition has been destroyed. Prince Fushimi, of Japan, called on Secretary Bayard at the department of state yesterday. Ho will be formally in troduced to the president to-day. F. S. Church is at work on a picture he calls “Retaliation.” It is a group of young girls discharging arrows at a cap tured Cupid. Among those who will hold forth at Chautauqua during the study season are Mr. Ho.vels, Mr. Cable, Mr. Will Carleton. and General Lew Wallace. The Queen Regent of Spain, with the infant king and princesses, left Madrid on the 12th inst. for the summer palace of San Ildefonso, where her majesty will pass some weeks. The Sword and Scabbard. St. Louis Chronicle. “What have yon under yonr coat, Paddy Jaselinf” asked Judge Cady. “Nawl a bit av et yezonner.” “Not a bit of whot?” Pat said nothing, but gave a wink that would have stuck a cable-car on a down grade. “What’s under that coat?” “Me soard. sorr; shore Oi'll show yeez, Oi’m a soard swawl’r!” “Let me see it, quick!” and the court took the sword, pulled the cork out, smelled it, tasted it, and drained it to bo the very last, and then smacked his lips. When his hair stopped pulling he looked down at Paddy, who was paralyzed witli astonishment and with a smile that was worthy of a cherubim, he remarked: “There, Paddy, is the scabbard; you may go.” Important. V, hen you visit or leave New A e.'k City, save age. Exj>ressa#e and s.l Carriage Hire, anil step a' the Grand Union Hotel; opposite Grand Central Depot. 613 elegant rooms, fitted up at a cost of one million dollars, $1 and upwards per day Euro pean plan. Elevator. Restaurant supplied with the best Horse cars, stages and elevated rail road to all depots. Families can live belter for less money at the Grand Ur,ion Hotel than at any other first class hotel in the citv. Entertaining an Angel. Cincinnati Sun. He was a real nice young man, wore good clothes, went to Sunday-school with regularity, and had an excellent opinion of his own moral character. He walked into a great clothing store in search of a situation and said: “I would like a place.” “And experience?” asked the head of the great establishment. “Not much; but I am a man of good habits.” “So?” “Yes; I never swear, drink or chew; never play cards or go to races; don’t bet on base ball games or go around at night.” “Anything else?” “I don’t gamble, frequent bucket-shops or bet on elections.” The employer seemed satisfied, for he called out to the head salesman with: “James, just see if our angel depart ment is full, and if not send this young man up.” A Large and Influential Family. Washington Critic. A certain distinguished United States senator on one occasion was in Calcutta on a tour around the world, and among the places visited was the English ceme tery. There were many noted English men buried there, and such names as Geo. Gordon, Bart., Henry Trevelyan. Bart., were so numefous as to attract the sena tor’s attention. Finally he said; “My, my; this Bart family must be a large and influential one. I remember to have seen the name in London, but I had no idea that they were such prominent people. Really, when I go back to Eng land I must look them up and get better acquainted.” Food for Thought. Wall Street News. "If I was to live my life over again,” said an American defaulter as he cocked hie feet in the office of a Montreal hotel, "I'd be a lawyer instead of a bank cash ier.” ‘‘For why?” was asked. "Well, I embezzled f ", 000 and am an outlaw and an outcast. My brother-in law. who is a lawyer, ‘managed' an estate so that it put him $48,000 ahead, and they have just elected him mayor of the town and got him to Join the church. I advise young men to think of these things.” Te Cantmnptive*. Reader, can you believe that the Creator af- Clcta one-third of mankind with a diaeaaa (or which there is no remedy? Dr. R. V. 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HoB, M. r. /SLICKEI "imß^mgsssggi-i rioimlmßii;! “I have used Simmons Liver * Regulator for many years, hav ing mads it my only Family Medicine. My mother before me was very partial to It, It Is a safe, good and reliable medi cine for any disorder of the system, and if used In time Is a great piwcHtiw of I often recommend It to my friends, and shall continue to do so. "Rev. .Tames M, Rollins. "Pastor M. K. Church. So. Fairfield. Va." TIME AND DOCTORS' BILLS SAVED by ahraya keeping Simmont t.ieer Kryulator in the honoe. *‘l have found Simmons Tdvor Regulator the beet family med icine I ever used for anything that may happen, have used it In / Hiiiyrstion, ('ofac, iii.i rrhe.i, HilioiussM, and found it to re lieve immediately. After eat ing a hearty supper. If. on going to bed, I take about a teaspoou ful, I never fbel the effects of the supper eaten. "OVID GK SPARKS. “Ex-Mayor Macon, Qa." WONLY GCNUINEV* Has out Z Stamp on front of Wrapper. J. H. Zeilin & Cos., Sole Proprietors, Price. SI .00. rmUDEU’HU. PA. AUNT M^S cHETcure The Famous Quakw Remedy. A vojAtsMf preparation. A positive cur f>* CATARRH, BRONCHITIS. HAY FEVER. •n1 klmlred diseases. The long tuff*mg public have been to shameful! lupoatvl upon advertisements of worthiest ealarrh medicine* Hint we ire loth to use Cuts means of making known the virtues of A mil Msr*l Catarrh Cure, but so positive are the result* follow lug Us administration. that we stand reao .u GUARANTEE A CURE, If used socorilai to directions. or refund money '• IMA of fall nr*. Ail sufferers from Um terrible diseases may (ms •peed* relief, without a change vf climate b? th %• of this simple remedy. It* effect* seem truly marvelous, healing os If by magic V. o have last* ta.mlaii from nun? well-known cltlseneof Otilcoga who hare been entirely cured In a few weeks by lit nse; these testimonials and Aunt Matt's Story will be sent to all who write, and those who tend at the names ami address of all people who hate Catarrh Bronchitis or Has Fever. will receive free a beau* ful sketch hook of the Chicago Kposit ion Our method of treating Catarrh le entirely mo The remedy It applied to *he diseased ntncces membrane In ths form of a spray, end no drugs art taken Into the system Prlee of full treatment, including atomiser *• sufficient cf the remedy to effect a cure sent os 3celpl of Mli.OO, or Aunt Mary will treat ptllssk our office Remedy for sale by Druggists Agents Wants* In Kvsry Town. QUAKER MEDICINE CO., ISIJLa Sail* Strati. CHISAGO. ILLINOIS ■ Plan's Remedy for Catarrh la the BB Boat. Knaloai to Uf, and Chaapeat, C3 i'•1 ■ Alan rood fhr CYdd In the raad. H Headache, Hav Fever, An, SiU-enta. H Mndcinc from Its eIT ota mmy raae I*.no * \ for Oat ami is * Excelsior.’" H. h Know i yon. 11. I land. New York. ■ Plso’a Remedy for Catarrh la the Bfel Heat. Eaaient to C**, and Chtapaat. ■ Alan rood for fold In the Head, Headache, Huy Fever, and. 60ctnU. Mj •Tiso’rt Remedy for C.'tuiTh (rave me almost iiuni * diate relief.” F. K. Huainkud, AttduLon,lowa. ■ Plan’s Remedy for Catarrh la the BB Ileal. Fastest to Use. and * heal vat. OjSJ Alan rood for fold In the Head, |H B| Headache, Ha gj "Plan's Remedy for t atarrh is Just the medicine I have been look in* lor." W. Ouion. Mayavil e, Ky. ■ Plan’s Remedy for Catarrh la the Beat, Easiest to Use. and Cheapest. ■ Alan rood for fold In the Head, Deadadip, Hay Fever, tc. 60 rents. •Piao'a Remedy f*r Catarrh ha* ihmo me more kooJ than anvthiutf 1 over tried." Mias R. A. Hyuiu.kt Cornwall Bridj(e, Conn. ■ Plan a Remedy ftr Catarrh la tha fIH Beal. Kaaieal to Use, and Cheapest. \ H Alan rood for Cold Sn the Head. Hj Hendarlu , Hay Fover. and.. frn enla. "Piao’a Remedy f < tnrr'i 1 rro.oiHn r favorahlJ results.' Gao. W. YWiiiA.M. I hllade ph.a, I*a. H| Plan a Remedy for Catarrh la tha 99 B<*st. Koatait t . I s-.ftivl tI. on pew t. BH Alan pood DROPSY TKKA 1 Fill t i: KK. l)<*. 11. I£. (art<n iV Hoiin. Specialist* for I lilrl* ll Vcani |*mi Have treated Drop*? and tia complication* with inn 1 (.o'- 1 vondcrfii] mkom um tcfcu entirely harmieea. Remove all •> mpioma wf drop** :n eight to twenty day*. Cure path's 1 a pronounced hope lea# by the bee* •( physician*. From the flrat dose the sympions rapidly dm*;, pear, and In ten day a at leaal two thirds uf all eymi loma are removed. Some may cry humbug without knowing anythin* ♦hootll. Remember, It doe* not coat you anything realise the merlla of our treatment for yourself lu w*n daya the dtfllculty of breathing )* relieved, tha pulse regular, the urinary organa made to discharge their fail duty. Bleep t* restored, the Mwclitng hII 01 nearly gone, tne strength increased, and anpctlt* mad* good. We are constantly curing ea*" of losffstssd tng cases that have been tapped a number of lime*, ami the patient declared unanlc to Uvea week. full history of ease. Name tea, bow long athlete > how badly swollen and |Mre, sre boweila costive, have legs nurafed and dripped water tend for free pamphlet, containing testimonials, (jucatlona. etc Tea days' treatment furnished free by mall Kpllepsy 'Fils) Positively Corod. if you order trial, send ) O rents In stamp* to p* postage 11. 11. iiR EKN \ *OKH, HI. !>•„ A5 Jones Avenue. Ailunia. <iu CONSUMPTION. I tsve a poieiv remedy for Ltoe etxr*e I’.eeaae by It* tt* iboa*o.:a of pmi of the werat lladvdof foal pur bMU*b*nr*i Indead. •ealrerf • m fall! ya lb* efdcer?. ILa 1 1 wl 1 HO-ITVO aOTTI.RS VESA. (■•UvwltaiYiUUfl.miiTlSlM IbKIIMMI SMf SlT*#l(>rM4l > o t44' ML aaf I SLOtiCM. lit Pearl Sk. Mew Teak. tpiao * Remedy for Catarrh la the fIH Best, Easiest to Use. and Cheapest. muEmsp Also good for <’o!d In the Head, Lft- Headache. Hay Fever. Ac. 60 cents fjfa "success * . eifKTlence. Kcurn or film* removal with tBV s '-' u. c* f vr causec. h*rir.(e Operation# *imcee#f!Jy performed ArtiScisJ •*- ~’■ . • ru 1 • ■ .1 lance sueeeesfolly UeU*l through eorrej.-/*i4ecee. HtateCen etd wortliy jww trssud free finm Insttofi *re Bend for ref err r r. 4 l/;er.k* Cell, rr eddnas. with stamp, hfi I'M l>.PAt;i., *4* If CUrt M - v*o, ON 30 DAYS’ TRIAL. other* V r f sdsg* TRUSS M body while th'ball In tin •• .p presses back tb? intes fines just as o person does with the finger. /• ’> ‘ pr—ur. ih. 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