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A SOCIETY PAIL.
JBmry Hail Her Notions About Apg-sar lug Before Uiacita in Pre sentable Form. Mary is an humble, but none the lea* indispensable, servitor in an uptown res' taurant. In the small hours of the morn ing she comes in and cleans the woodwork ;and the bar Hoot* so that they will be presentable to the patrons of the next day. recently she waited after her muai hours in the morning until the steward came in, relates the New York Time«. "Please, sir, may I «peak to you?" «he atked. • "VVhat is it, Mary?" he said. "I have a complaint to make," ehe con tinued. "It's about that Annie, who cleans up the place above. I had a nice pail, sir, a new one, and I put it in the cellar, and' Annie'« come along and' took it." "Well, you've got another one, haven't you?" he asked. "Yes, sir; but look at it. You wouldn't expect a lady to come up where there may be guests and have a pail like that, would you, sir?" And, appreciating Mary's feelings, which were indicated by the tears that were glistening in her eyes, the eteward said he wouldn't. THE WINTER BUG'S REVENGE. Retaliate* Upon a Prying; Entomolo gist Who Pokes Into It* Fans« lly History. An alarming state of affairs exists in a Michigan town, where a scientist—and an entomologist at that—has been bitten by a bug. If tnere is any one whorp one would imagie a bug would respect it would be an entomologist, for he »pends his life in the uplifting of the bug species; but is seems not, says the St. Paul Globe. This, how ever, was an exaggerated 1 case, as the «dentist in question went all the way to Michigan from Washington to study into the habit« and haunts of the winter bug, and! it was the winter bug that bit him. He was bitten on the chin and. soon lapsed into a «semi-conscious condition, and it is exceedingly doubtful whether he will ever be ^ble again to engage in the pleasant oc cupation of chasing bugs. It was undobt ediy a bug that was not inoculated with the modern spirit of scient ific investiga tion that bit the professor; it resented anybody prving into its manner of living and. desired no assistance until it was asked for. It can be fairly said that it was the very best bite of the winter bug, and it is to be hoped that the summer bug is of a. kindlier nature and knows a little more about modern science as she is now worked._ Preferred to Be Alive. Cholly—Charming widow, isn't she? They say she is to marry again. Algy-rl wouldn't want to be a widow'» second husband. "Well, I'd rather be a widow '9 second husband' than her first, doneherknow." London Tit-Bits. Precious Girls. Beryl—Yes, I know the count is very eincere in his attentions to me. How can you say he is a triHer? Sibyl—I know that he loves you, dear— . and that is why I say he pay» undue at tention to trifles:.—Baltimore Herald. Pleasures of City Lue. —First Dame— "How do you like the new nughboraood into which you have moved? ' Second Dame—"It's perfectly lovely. I don't know a soull within a mile."— N. Y Weekly. A man must become wise at his own ex pense.—Montaigne. TWO SIGNALS. There are two serious signals of kidney ills. The first sig nal comes from the back with numer ous aches and pains. The second signal comes in the kidney secre tions, the urine is thin and pale or too highly colored and showing "brick-dust-like" deposit. Urination is infrequent, too frequent or excessive. You should heed these danger signals before chronic complications set in—Dia betes, Dropsy, Bright's disease. Take Doan's Kidney Pills in time and the cure is simple. J. P. Wainwright, of the firm of Bones & Wainwright, painters and contractors, Pulaski, Va., says: "Four or five times a year for the past few years I have suffered with severe attacks of pain in my baqk, caused from kidney trouble. During these spells I was in such misery from the constant pain and aching that it was almost impossible for me to stoop or straighten, and it really seemed as if the whole small of my back had given away. At times I also had difficulty with the kidney secretions which were dis colored, irregular and scalding, and I was also greatly distressed with headaches and dizziness. I used a number of recommended reme dies but I never found anything so successful as Doan's Kidney Pills. When I heard of tlem I had an at tack and procured a box of them. In a few days the pain and lameness dis appeared, the trouble with the kid ney secretions was corrected and my system was improved generally. I have every confidence in Doan's Kid ney Pills." A FREE TRIAL of this great kid ney medicine which cured Mr. Wain wright will be mailed to any part of 1 the United States on application. Address Foster-Milbum Co., Buffalo, N. Y. l'or sale by all druggist«, price 60 3ents per box. — be in, he a a MODERN ROAD MAKING. Sont But Trained Engineer* Should Be Employed for Performing Tbl« Important Work. The old aphorism about pinching at the spigot and losing at the bunghole quite as often applies to rural prac tices as to city ways, indeed, it some times finds more frequent illustration in the country where cash has a rela tively higher value than labor, and where theoretical knowledge is lightly esteemed. This bad policy is more often applied in the improvement or management of country roads than in almost any other line of work. If an organized system of drainage is un dertaken the necessity for the services of a competent engineer is generally admitted, but roads are supposed to be different. As a rule only the sur face is considered. That reduces the question to a choice between appli cations of dirt, gravel or crushed stone. There are usually a good many rival candidates for the office of road com missioner. No theoretical knowledge of mechanical engineering or of road making is required of these candi dates, and the citizens usually con sider themselves fortunate if the po sition is held by a fairly intelligent man of energy and good intentions. He has to learn as he goes along, how ever, and the township generally pays dearly for his education. The "awful" country roads of the country have been the subject of a great deal of un favorable criticism on the part of for eign visitors, and the loss sustained through the difficulty and some times suspension of traffic by reason thereof is enormous. We have long supposed this was one of the irreme dial drawbacks of a new country, as land values are not high enough to justify heavier taxation for expensive turnpikes. However, engineers have been turning their attention to the matter, and now tell us that good roads and dirt roads are not incom patible; that good road making is all question of knowing how, and that the money expended for road improve ments which are not directed by skill and intelligence is money thrown away. It is time we outgrew this no tion that a public office is a private snap, time that we outgrew our petty economies in public affairs. If the vil lages and townships of the United S-tates, during the past 50 years had paid their money to experts who gave them honest advice and skilled services, men who would have coordin ated their efforts, it is altogether probable we would have had a very different and a much better system of roads to-day. It is not too late to in stitute reforms now, and right here is a chance for our agricultural col leges to do some good work. The ag ricultural college, of course, cannot attempt to fit a man for rural occupa tion, but it can at least give him an in telligent knowledge of the problems involved in road-making and to that extent make him a good citizen, not likely to submit tamely to the waste of money by ignorant roadmasters. The engineering departments of our state colleges are graduatingmen well qualified to do work of this kind, and it would be economy on the part of municipalities to employ them rather than local officeseekers who are ever on the lookout for jobs of this kind.— Farmers' Revievr. PERFECT CORN MARKER. Uaefnl Implement That Can Be Mad« by Any Bright Man from an Old Cultivator. The illustration shows a corn marker without a fault. All cultivators are not alike, as some have straight tongues, and some have a seat attached, but they can all be used by simply remov ing the wheels and shovel beams. No. 1 a shows hole where clevis at taches whiffletrees. This brings the draft on sled instead of frame; d show» kf« 1 THE MARKER COMPLETE, a plank spiked on behind, making • place for driver to stand, thus leaving a clear vision between his horses, and straight ahead; c shows where wheel spindles are secured to marker plank with yoke, secured on under side of plank by burrs. At b is an upright pin. This is to receive b of No. 2. This pole is just 8 feet long, and f is a runner made rounding at each end. This is 2 feet long, 8 inches wide, and 1 inch thick. It is made of hard wood;*and is wedge shaped on the bottom; g is a wire attached with a ring on it. To the ring is attached a good stout string, and to this string is fastened a common snap h. Place b No. 2 on b No. 1, snap on same ring, and your highest ideal of a perfect corn marker will be real ized. I use e for handles when turning at the end of field.—Orange Judd Farmer. Don't be a filthy man with filthy hands, nor milk a filthy cow in a filth/ stable into a filthy pail. j : I I I THE MEN AND WOMEN Who Enjoy the Choicest Products - of the World's Commerce. Knowledge of What 1* Best More Im> portant Titan Wealth With out It. It must be apparent to every one that qualities of the highest order are neces sary to enable the best of the products of modern commerce to attain permanently to universal acceptance. However loudly heralded, they may not hope for world-wide preeminence unless they meet with the general approval, not of Individuals only, but of the many who have the happy faculty of selecting, enjoying and learn ing the real worth of the choicest prod ucts. Their commendation, consequently, becomes important to others, since to meet the requirements of the well in formed of all countries the method of manufacture must be of the most per fect order and the combination thé most excellent of Its kind. The above Is true not of food products only, but is espe cially applicable to medicinal agents and after nearly a quarter of a century of growth and general use the excellent remedy. Syrup of Figs, Is everywhere accepted, throughout the world, as the best of family ' laxatives. Its quality is due not only to the excellence of the combination of the laxative and carmin ative principles of plants known to act most beneficially on the system and pre sented in the form of a pleasant and re freshing liquid, but also to the method of manufacture of the California Fig Syrup Co., which ensures that uniformi ty and purity essential In a remedy in tended for family use. Ask any physi cian who is well informed and he will answer at once that It Is an excellent laxative. If at all eminent In his pro fession and has made a special study of laxatives and their effects upon the sys tem he will tell you that It is the best of family laxatives, because It Is sim ple and wholesome and cleanses and sweetens the system effectually, when a laxative Is needed, without any un pleasant. after-effects. Every well-in formed druggist of reputable standing knows that Syrup of Figs Is an excel lent laxative and is glad to sell it, at the regular price of fifty cents per bot tle, because it gives general satisfac tion, but one should remember that In order to get the beneficial effects of Syrup of Figs it Is necessary to buy the genuine, which is sold In original pack ages only; the name of the remedy— Syrup of Figs and also the full name of the Company—California Fig Syrup Co. —printed on the front of every package. 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I Seeing the force of hi* logic, and wishing I to save the author a' lot of agony and the reader« a lot of suspense and hard work, «he surrendered, hateful a* the task appeared to her—Baltimore American. A Veteran'* Story. Bath, N. Y.. April 13th.—The first con sideration of the Commandant and Officer« in the conduct of the Soldiers' and Sail ors' Home here, is the health of the Vet erans. Kidney Troubles are the most com mon cause of ailment, very few of the old men escaping these in some form or other. Of course the comrades do as much a» possible for themselves and one of the most popular and useful remedies em ployed is Dodd''s Kidney Pills which seem to be dmost infallible in cases of Kidney derangements. Indeed, there are among the veteran«, several who claim to owe tbeir lives to Dodd's Kidney Pills. For instance, A. E. Ayers, who came to the home from Minneapolis, Minn., was given up by four doctors in that city. 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