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l t `ls ii'sing a large stamp for
- -ters and postal cards, says
Daily News. The size of
at: pa. t instrument is just sufficient
-: t .towone str'mp, so that several im
` := 's have to be made when more
"tiar ne postage stamp is neused to pre
. a letter. Besides this drawback
tip time and date of "the mailing of
"% letter were never to be clearly seen.
the new stamp the place, time and
, date of delivery will not be in the
middle of the stamp, but on the two
S " Metrie system Is Needed.
An ingenious headmaster in North
Wales has calculated that the British
boy loses on an average 273 whole
school days by the clumsiness of the
present system of weights and mess
S ures. The cure, he says, is the metric
As late as 1840 there wras neithe
roads nor coaches in any country ditA
trict of Portugal. Gentlemen traveled
on horseback and ladies in sedan
*'i.rs, carried by men, or in mule lit
rea- shoppers are so great a plague at
rea New South Wales, that they obscure
' P e street lamps at night, leaving the
a total darkness.
h~ e sSupplants the Sword.
halt a century ago the sword was con
sidered the best known weapon in warfare,
but it is now being discarded by the British
seldlers, and the modern rifle is substituted.
L Many people throughout the country are
also discarding old methods of trying to
cure headache, nervousness, insomnia, in
digestion and dyspepsia, and are using Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters, the old reliable
temedy for these ailments. It is recom
mended by physicians, and a trial will con
vince you of its value.
The up-to-date girl proposes without let
ting the fellow know it.
Tetterlne ln Texas.
"I enclose c00. in stamps. Mail me one or
two boxes of Tetterine, whatever the price;
it's all right - does the work." - Wm.
Schwarz, Gainesville, Texas. Soc. a box by
mail from J. T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga.,
if your druggist don't keep it.
Thoroughbred dogs are less intelligent
Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy Cures Indi
gestion and Dyspepsia. At Drugdists, 500.
It is possible to steal a penny and still
be id a cent.
Earliest Russian Millet.
Will you be phort of hay? It so, plant a
plenty of this prodigally prolific millet. 5 to
8 tons of rich hay per acre. Price, 6O lbs.,
$1.90; 100 lbs., $8.00; low freights. John A.
Balzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis. A
The helm of a ship has a stern duty to
FIT8 permanently cured. No fitsornervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
NerveBestorer. $ trial bottle and treatisefree
Dr. R. H. KLHhs, Ltd., 931 Arch it., Phila., Pa.
The butcher may not be funny, but he
does a lot of cutting up.
Usatness uannot Ate O(ured
by locapplioations as they cannot reach the
dis ortion of the ear. There is only one
way to nrte dtu sad that is by consti
tautonal eas is eaused byan
inflamed E of the mucous lining of
thl Eust e .ilbe, When this tube is in
flamed yY es bling sound or iLmper
teet heatp rea4ji it entirely closed
Desfnt, and unless the inflsm
mation nan be taken dot and this tube re
^*. efoted toits norm.edlition, hearing will
- b destroyed fo~., Nine cases out of ten
a- Fa ise b cbyatarrh;whblMs nothing but an
inlamo. condition of the mucous surface.
We i give One Hundred Dollars for any
of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that
_ atbe cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Clr
.ulars sent free. 7.J.Cnxss & Co.,Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 750.
S Hall's Family Pills are the best.
The Bank of France can comipel its cue
tcmers to accept in gold one-fifth of any
ro,,ney drawn from the bank.
iest eer the Bowels.
No matter what alls you, headaoheto ean
cer, you will never get well until your bowels
are put right. Casarans help nature, cure
you without a gripe or pain, produce easy
naural movements, cost you Just 10 cents to
etart gettlng your health back. Cascanrms
c ndy Cathartlic,the genuine, put up in metal
.Coxc. every tablet has O. C. O stamped on
It. Beware of imitations.
.ome peop:e make mountains out of mole
hills, and others just make a bluff.
Each package of Porxax PFanagm Dix
solors more goods than any other dye and
solos, them better too. Sold b all druggists.
The successful diplomat realises that
truth must be handled with care.
Piso's Cure for Consumption is an intfallible
uedilcine for coughs and colds.-N. W.
Saxu, Oocean Grove, N. J., Feb. 11i, 1900.
Even an automobile entails runing e
" I bad a most stubborn cough
for many years. It deprived me
of sleep and I gre very thin. I
then tried Aer' herry Pectoral,
abd wu quickly cared.
R. N. Mann, FallMills, Tenn.
Sixty years of cures
and suchtestimony as the
above have taught us what
" Cherry Pectoral
"i:V Vit's the great
est medy ever
mtade. you will say
too, after you try it.
lea d RAPIDLY.
me with *aergy
a _ t i tsam whach
: et. alW WIs
When she found that this adroit chauf
Had a good right arm to spare for her,
This maid was very much amazed,
(And possibly a trifle phased)
Protesting, timidly: "Oh, sir!"
-New York Sun.
Bildad-"Did the size of her pile
make you hesitate?"
Perkins-"Yes. For a long time I
didn't know how much she had."-De
troit Free Press.
"I never forget a joke that I once
hear," remarked Borem.
"No," rejoined Gyer, "and you don't
give any of your acquaintances a
chance to. "-Chicago News.
THE LABOR OF HER LIFE.
The two men were talking about
their domestic affairs.
"Do you keep a cook at your house?"
"Um-er, ah," hesitated the other,
"we try to."--Detroit Free Press.
A COSY RETREAT.
"Isn't her 'den' completely furnished
"Not yet. You see, there is still
room to turn around in it, and she is
determined to make it look cosy be
fore she gets through."-Chicago Post.
HOW HE EXPLAINS.
Stephen-So it is all over with Miss
Bolter? How did it happen that she
threw you over?
James-I don't know for certain,
but I suspect it was because she
wasn't hopelessly in love with me.
Mrs. Meeks-How do you know
that stranger you were talking to is a
married man? Did he say he was?
Meeker-No, but he looked sort of
sympathetic when I told him I was.
PLEASANT FOR CALLER.
"Mamma is dressing."
"Why, she needn't have dressed just
for me, dearie."
"She knows that, but she said the
more time she killed in dressing the
less time you'd have to bore her."
"What is your poPcy?" inquired the
inquisitive individual of a great rail
"Our policy," replied the railroad
lawyer, "is millions for defense, but
not a cent for damage."-Ohio State
SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A SECOND
Candor-You see that lady over
there? She is Mrs. C. I fell in love
with her at first sight. What do you
think of that?
Synnex-I think it would have been
better had you taken a second look.
A CLOSE RACE.
"You say you go to market at
o'clock every morning?"
"Yes," answered the very prudent
mae. "I buy early. Every now and
then you get your meat and vegetables
before news reaches the dealers that
the price has been increased."-Wash
HIS FIRST HIT.
"How did you win your first liter.
ary success?" she asked.
"By writing four lines of poetry
which made the girl I was In love with
at the time so angry that-she jilted
me. Her father lost his money less
than three months after we were to
have been married."-Chicago Rec
The girl wrote feverishly, turning
out four or five great historical novels
As she was but fifteen, her entoulr
age were concerned and remonstrated,
"Will you take time to bud intq
womanhodd?" said they.
"Well, I should say nIlt!" replied she.
"Why, that can be done any time, re
gardless of market conditions."-New
CRUDE, BUT COMPLACENT.
"Suppose," said the man with the
morbid imagination, "that the trusts
make everything so expensive that the
public can't afford to buy; what then?"
"Now, what's the use of talking non
sense," answered tbe business man.
"All the fun a trust has is taking pee
pie's money from them. When they
get all the money, they'll simply have
to give a lot of it out again or stop
the whole amusement."-Washingtoo
HOW IHE WON HER.
"It may seem cruel now," she wrote
after declining his offer of marriage,
"but you will thank me for this some
"That's just what your friend, Miss
Duffeld', said," he wrote in reply.
"Tellme," she demanded by return
11i, "jist what that horrid girl said."
'Tha later I would be grateful for
your refusal," he answered.
"Call at 8 this evening," was the
reply he received. "I'll show that
spiteful thing she doesn't know what
she's talking about."---Chicago Past.
Whom Kipling Called the Greatest.
In. his capital biography of Cecl
Rhodes, Mr. Hensman says that when
Kipling was interviewi tIn 1898 as to
his epinion of Cecil Etodes, he de
scribed the Prime Minigter as "the
greatest of living me.' Whlile every
one may not agree with this enthusias
tic statement. It yet remains that those
who know Mr. Rhodes best are those
who estimate him moa highly, though
they admit not being able ~ntirely to
understand him. Despite his vast
wealth and po~erful hinflce, he L
the most democratic of rmesa, brusqugi,
uneonventionul. his clothes deslged
for eonhfort rather than u es. He
Is an omnivorousuwaer,,'devouring
htoy biography, and l~ oto with
Shis favorite norvr1i bag "Vanlty
SQUAWS AS SERVANTS
They Are Even More Unreliable Than
Carson, the capital of Nevada, is
probably the only city in the country
where the "hired girl" is a squaw.
The Eastern tourist is apt to think
that the Western Indian is a myth.
At Denver he will see him only at the
annual festival. In New Mexico
and Arizona he will find him truly but
he is the Pueblo Indian living in his
own ancient village. The Indian of
the plains, the hero of the frontier ro
mance, is secluded on the reservation.
But at Carson he is an all pergading
element of the landscape. In the
mountains round about Carson live the
remnants of three tribes, the Piutes,
the Washoes and the Shoshones. They
are absolutely free, left in possesion
of these sterile uplands which the
white man does not want. Each day
companies of them come down into
Carson, and swatched in bright blank
ets, sit playing Plute poker upon every
vacant lot. You will see the squaws
sewing there also, making garments of
turkey red and other gorgeous cottons.
The pappooses play about, the brilliant
sun throws out the flaming scarlet of
the blankets, and the rich coppery
hues of their skin. It is all pictures
Now it is this picturesque personage,
male and female, who helps to solve
the servant girl problem in Carson.
Other help is scarce and high, and ih
spite of the fact that neither buck nor
squaw can ever be pinned to regular
labor, their occasional services are
welcome. To the Carson housewife
every buck is "Jim" and every squaw
is "Sally." Sally opens the kitchen
door without the formality of a knock
and says "Mahaylie (woman), you
want work done?" Or, simply, "Me
heap hogadi;" which signifies that she
is very hungry and desires to work for
a meal. If you are an Eastern wo
man this is apt to frighten you the first
time; and it is likewise terrifying to
look up and find a buck's swarthy face
plastered against the outside of your
window pane. It takes a little while
for you to thoroughly learn that there
is nothing to be feared. But after: a
bit you welcome Sally gladly, and set
her to scrubbing the floor or washing
dishes or clothes. Very rarely there
is a Sally who will come regularly for
a weekly wash day. But generally she
will work only when driven by hunger.
Sometimes Sally comes shivering to
.the door in winter with a baby under
her blanket. She is a "heal) cold"
wants to toast herself and the queer,
silent little morsal of humanity at her
back at the kitchen fire. They are
often ragged and insufficiently protect
ed from the cold. Sometimes Sally
will bring an armful of baskets to sell
at your door, and then the Eastern wo
man welcomes her with joy, for she
knows she can pick up for a few cents
baskets for which she must pay dollars
in the shops of Carson. The house
wife likes to get a Piute Sally to work
for her if she can, for she is cleaner
and more industrious and adaptable
than her sisters of the Shoshones and
Washoes. When Jim is "heap ho
gadi" he will cut wood, mow the lawn
and do other odd joos.-Sun.
FRENCH ART NOT APPRECIATED.
He Was Not Allowed to Draw on the
A story is going the rounds of New
York studios just now which deals
with the experience of a French artist
who is not unknown to fame in his
own country and who recently visited
New York. He has since returned to
Paris, and the story can be told,
though the ar;tst must remain name
lie dined alone one evening in the
Holland House, and he- was well
pleased with his dinner. While ling
ering over a cordial he decided to
show his approval of the meal and ser
vice by drawing an elaborate sketch
on the immaculate linen cloth which
covered the table. A waiter discov
ered him and protested mildly. The
Frenchman waved him to one side and
continued to draw. It was a Paris
cafe scene which he was doing, and he
was interested. The waiter went to
the head waiter and complained that
the artist was spoiling the tablecloth.
"You must not mark up the linen,"
said the lord of the dining room. "It
is against the rules."
"I make you a very fue sketch, to
which I attach presently my own
name," replied the artist, continuing
to make lines.
"I tell you to stop spoiling the
tablecloth," repeated the head waiter.
In vain the Frenchman explained
that the hotel was welcome to cut out
the sketch and have it framed. He
said any cafe in Paris would prize such
a tribute from his pen and would have
it framed and hanging on the wall of
the dining room. As he explained he
kept on drawing until the head waiter
could stand it no longer, and had him
deposit~d on the sidewalk.
The Frenchman was sadly offended.
Indeed, if the whole truth was told, he
was angry, as angry as he had ever
been in his life. He crossed Fifth
Avenue at the risk of being run down
by the stream of cabs. When he was
safe on the opposite curb he turned
and faced the hotel. His rage hardly
permitted him to speak, but at last
"Pigs!" he cried, and he spat at the
hotel through his teeth.-New York
Squirrels Dare the Cats.
Have you ever seen a squirrel dare
a cat? It is the most amusing exhibi
tion of mischievous audacity. A
large colony 9f fat, enterprising squir
rels live in the big el.- trees of Wal
nut street, Brookline, the de.cendants
of a pair or tame squirrels that were
owned by a family occulpying one of
the lovely old estates of early Broon
line in that vicinity, and which were
finally liberated to establish them
selves and their progeny as permanent
residents of the street. They are the
tantpllzing dtspair of numerous cats
that haunt the place in search of tooth
someim orsels. The 'ittle creatures
are wonderfully tame and very guickly
respond to friendly overtures in the
shape of nuts, which tl:ey soon learn
to take from one's hand. They
scamper up and down the( big trees,
whisking their bushy gray tails in
saucy defiance of their feline pursueis,
wBo, with. eager eyes and watering
mPouthL follow the tantalizing motions
o the aquirrels as they frisk about
aillurlg Just out of reach of the cruei
claws. 86Smetlmes the game is ca
rled g so daringly thkt it seems only
by a hatr's breadth that a sqitrrel traP
edy ais averted, and yet very few occur
sad"tieir aumber and- freedo!f seem
loine mlT'are born great, some
splaer. greste aas4 others thrust
I~iat ~ ·
An orator takes risks in quoting
from standard authors. It is liable
to make the rest of the speech seem
a little tame.
The anxiety of European govern
ments to be on friendly terms with
the United States is another proof that
nothing succeeds like success.
There are said to be plenty of uncul
tivated vacant lots in Detroit, Mich.,
at present, the Pingree potato-planting
fad for the relief of the poor having
completely died out.
It has been decided that the Younger
brothers will have to remain in Minne
sota. This is tough on Minnesota, but
the rest of the country will probably
be able to bear up bravely.
Although the latest census taken of
the population of Ireland shows that
it is now smaller than that of Scotland
and little more than half what it was
sixty years ago, the excess of births
over deaths from 191 to 1901 was 218.,
The peach growers on the Delaware
Peninsula have voted, in convention
assembled, that the old-style peach
baskets are good enough for them for
shipping purposes, however much the
railroad companies may complain of
having to shelve the cars to carry the
fruit without injury.
The oldest pictures made by lnan
are probably those scratched on the
walls of the grotto of Combarelles,
near Eyzias, in Dordogne, France. One
of the drawings represents a hairy
mammoth, another a reindeer-pretty
good proofs that man existed in
France in the Paleolithic or older Stone
age, for the drawings are so accurate
as to show that whoever made them
was contemporaneous with the ani
mals he pictured.
If the recommendation of the board
of engineers intrusted with the dnty
of devising means for the protection
of Galveston, Texas, from inundation
by Gulf hurricanes like that which
caused so much damage on September
8, 1900, is carried out, a concrete
breakwater will be built three miles
long resting on protected piles and
standing seventeen feet above low wa.
ter, or one-third of a foot higher than
the highest mark reached by the sea
there in 1900.
The British Women's Emigration
Society is about to open a hotel in
London for the use of women emi
grants who are in that city temporarily
and for those who are looking for em,
ploynment of either a domestic or a
clerical character. Decent lodgings
for women, at a reasonable rate, are,
it is said, difficult to find in London,
the English landlady preferring men
lodgers. A reason for this is said tc
be that women want their afternoon
tea and are more particular about the
general tidiness of the house.
Rome delivered her fighting men al
points required on the hoof, so tc
speak, and thus saved money. The
cost of carriage in modern military
service is the principal item in the
business, our bill for the Philippines
last year being $9,000,000. Whal
England has paid out since the South
African war began can only be con
jectured till the accounts are all in and
balanced, but it is a prodigious sum,
and enough to make her cast a favor
able eye on arbitration when angthe,
The possible danger of electric trac
tion in tunnels was seen in Paris re
cently itvheu an electric train on the
underground railw,.y caught fire
through some defect in the motor. Nc
one was hurt, but the passengers were
obliged to leave the train and make
their way out of the tunnel as besi
they could. Only a month before
in a tunnel near Liverpool, England
six persons were killed by a fire or
an electric train. Nearly all such
accidents have been traced to defects
in the motive machinery and appar
The law of gravity shows a pecullal
freak in India. It is well known thai
the plumb line is there deflected slight
ly to the northward of the great mass
of the Himalayan range and the Ti
betan plateau, but the curious thing is
that along a comparatively narrow bell
between 22 degrees and 24 degrees
north latitude, crossing India froe
east to west, the deflection is the othei
way, tending to the south, although
south of the belt it again tends to the
northward. The theoretical exl)lana
tion is that the earth is of unusual
density in the belt described, the
plumb line following the axis of the
Six years ago the debt of Chicage
was $17,700,000; now it is $26.700,000.
Six years ago the debt of Boston was
$35,000,000, now it is $56,000,000. The
debt of Cleveland then was $6,100,000;
now it is $9,300,000. The aebt ol
Kansas City then $900,000 is now $4,
500,000. Buffalo owed $11,500,000; now
it owes $15,000,000. Detroit has in
creased its debt in the same period
from $2.100,000 to $4,700,000. Denve,
from $2,000,000 to $3.000.000, Indian
apolis from $1,900.,000 to $3,000,000
Louisville from $3.=00,000 to $8,300,
000, New Haven from $2,400,000 tc
$3,500,000, Pittsburg from $8,400,00C
to $10,000,000, Hartford from $900,00t
to $3,000,000, Jersey City from $4,000,
000 to $16,300,000, Providence from
$12.000,000 to $1l.0,000,o0, Salt Lake
City from $2,.400,fO to $23|..l,000, and
Worcester from $2,500,00 to $6,000,
Shakespeare a Common Name.
It may come as a surprise to some
folk to find lhow common a name that
of Shakespeare not only is, but was
long before the birth of the poet. At
least three thirteenthcentury Shake
speares are known, and there are no
tices of bearers of the name at Pen.
rith and Nottingham, where a John
Shakespeare was a plaintiff in 1357
against Richard de Cotgrave, spicer,
for deceit in the sale of dyewood, and
recovered damages; in Warwickshire
-"Thosa ShakespEare, felon, who had
left, his goods and fled"--at Youghal,
Colchester, Pontefrgpet and elsewhere.
Fiftteenth cent5.7 occurrences of the
name are also fairly numerous, and
when we come to the succeeding age,
immediately preceding and partly in
cluding the poets' own era, Mis. Stopes
shows plainly that the. were Shakes
peares all over the coantry. The tre
qaest occurrence of the name is, of
course, a ~warning of the valueleaaess
of the attempts which have been not
lanreq uetly spade to coi.aet the pioet
with tht. or theftamily on the (rouaas
4 inimawrtyw oft Anate or aaa.-The An
FOR STYLES MI HORSES.
WHY THERE ARE NO SORRELS
IN NEW YORK CITY.
Vogue of the Old-Fashioned Freckled
Gray-A Comparison Between City
and Country Fashions-Crossed
It was a countryman who made the
rather startling discovery that there
are no sorrel horses in this city. He
had come on from his native town
where the sorrel horse of his grand
fathers is still in vogue-to buy a pair
of carriage horses. In the course of
his equine shopping hundreds of
horses were shown to him an it was
not until he had requested a dealer
to bring out a certain pair that he had
looked at earlier in the ds.y that he
made his discovery.
"Which pair was it?'" asked the
"That sorrel and gray," explained
the countryman. "Sorrel and gray,"
repeated the dealer, and for a time
he remained silent as if in great per
plexity of mind. "I guess you must
mean that cross-matched pair-the
golden chestnut and the flea-bitten
gray;" and when the pair were brought
into the ring his surmise proved to be
"If that 'golden chestnut' as you call
him is not a sorrel, then I've never
seen one," declared the countryman.
"Oh, that's all right," explained the
dealer, "he's a sorrel-a beautiful sor
rel at that-up where you come from;
but in New York city-never! Why,
he would eat his head off four times
before we could sell him to a New
Yorker as a sorrel. They won't stand
for 'em. They don't like the name. It
sounds too provincial for their taste.
And you know as well as I do that
even when we were boys the old sor
rel had a bad reputation-'no bottom,
no courage,' they used to say.
"It's a curious thing about a horse's
color anyway-that is, so far as it in
fluences his market value here in
New York. This pair you are looking
at now is a good illustration. Their
color scheme is about as near the
correct one as you could find-some
buyers might want a blue instead of
a flea-bitten gray to go with that
golden chustnut, but there are just as
many more who would prefer them as
they stand. For ourselves, I'm almost
willing to wager that we would never
look twice at that gray horse if we
were not influenced by the fashion that
this city sets. In my native town-I
suppose the same is true of yours
we always considered an old freckled
gray (they don't become 'flea-bitten'
until they- reach New York!) about
the meanest and cheapest beast a man
could ride behind. Here they are
looked upon as the smartest thing in
horse flesh that can be had. I've
handled horses long enough to knpw
that no good horse is a bad color;
but for bottom and for wear and tear
in all sorts of climates I'm ready to
concede that that same old fashioned
freckled rascal can outlive them all.
"I know that you want a pair of
horses that are conside:ed the proper
type and color here in New York and
are not going to be affected by what
your neighbors say or what I say. But
what would nine in every ten of your
horse-fancying towns people say if
they saw a man driving a cross-match
ed pair? They would say he was
color-blind. Take those men that
travel through six counties with a pair
of compasses in their pockets looking
for a bay horse with a white star on
his forehead or a four-inch white stock.
ing on his off hind leg; what would
they say to the crazy quilt pairs that
are sold here everyday?
"I do not mean to imply that we city
folks know more about horses than
the countrymen. On the question of
animal soundness I should just as read
ily accept the opinion of a farmer who
has been 'tinkerin' areound hosses' all
his life as that of the city veterinary
who makes $10,000 a year. When it
comes to sacrificing uniformity in ac
tion and conformation, however, to a
white star or a white stocking. I think
we are wise where the countryman is
foolish. I can't think now of any
combination of horse colors that we
could not put together and sell if the
animals were evenly gaited and had
the same conformation. As for that
sorrel horse, why, he's a 'golden chest
nut' here for the same reason that the
red-haired girl up in Cattaragus Coun
ty is a Titian blonde in New York.
And you can't go wrong on them, sir,"
said the dealer, suddenly, lapsing into
his professional vernacular, "as sweet
a going pair as you ever drove behind,
sound as a brass bell."-New York
Why Hotel Clerks Are Popular
The hotel clerk stood behind the lit
tle bar, and, one after another, the
guests arrived. Thus smiling affably
did the hotel clerk handle them: "Mr.
A., I'm glad to see you. Will you
have your old room, 304, again? Good!
It's vacant, fortunately. How do you
do, Mr. B? There are five le!ters
waiting for you. I rather expected
you tonight, so I had a fire built in the
open grate in 172. You are still fond
of open grates, I suppose? Mr. C.,
you are just in time. "We engaged a
new pastry cook yesterday, -and the
boss said he hoped you'd be along
soon to pass judgment on him. Would
you like 289 again? All right. Front
280. Hullo, Mr. D.! I didn't think
you'd visit us this winter. One of our
men told us about your typhoid fever
siege. I think yo:ire looking mighty
well, all things considered." Very
wonderful was the eight clerk's mem
ory,alnd very :l:h:;. ":t was th:s cffect of
it upon the faces of the guest Their
worn and h-rrird look vanisatl; they
smiled; it dlclighted them to be wel
comed so agreeably. And thus does
the typical hotel clerk of the big city
conduct hin.self always, doing more by
his tremcndous memory and tremend
ous tact than any other employe to
help his boss get rich.-Philadelphia
Americans Beef Eaters.
The Los Angeles Herald remarks
that the Yankee eats more than six
times as much beef as the Indian and
the Spaniard, nearly three times as
much as the German, and about one'
third more than the Englishman.
We have often wondered why the
Englishman and American were such
robust folk, but it is easily explalned
on the basis of an appetite for rare
roast beef. The more beef the more
robust,, and therefore the American,
like Abou-ben-Adhetp, "leads all the
rest"-New York Herald.
The )ewest tide in any large a is
In the Mediterraonn: At Toalon
there is about four inche*, wllleh i
the avege for thp whole M.uS
A A epery tapper is not.to- ti
THE MATTER OF DRAPERIES.
The ideal window drapery for bed
room windows is simple, Alrty muslin
3r Swiss, ruffled if preferred, and then
a single straight curtain at each side,
surmounted by a valance of chintz or
to match the chintz design paper on
he walls. This carrying of the wall up
holstery fabric into folds to frame the
windows is effective in the extreme.
A FREQUENT MISTAKE.
Many women in trying to metamor
phrose a commonplace and unattrac
tive room Into an artistic one, make
the mistake of just keeping one or two
old pieces for old association's sake.
When they fall below the artistic stan
dard set for the room a few comprom'
ises like this may destroy the whole
effect, and the wise thing to do is to
discard them absolutely.
TO RE-ENAMEL A BATHTUB.
To re-enamel a bath tub buy proper
enamel. Wash the tub thoroughly
with hot soap water first, and rub all
over with sandpaper to make the sur
face smooth before using the enamel.
Heat the enamel slightly by standing
the tin in a bowl of hot water before
using. This thins it and it is easier
to apply it evenly. It will need two
or three coats, and each must be al
lowed to thoroughly dry before the
next is applied.
THE DECORATIVE PLATE SHELF.
An attractive addition to dining
room or den is a plate shelf. eight or
ten inches in width. In the dining
room it may extend all round, if desir.
ed, to hold ornamental china, steins,
pitchers or other objects of which the
housekeeper has a collection.
The height should conform to the
wall decoration, and the shelf may be
as high as the door casing with ad
In a den or sitting room, where it
is intended for bric-a-brac. photographs
and shch trifles it is'better not to put
the shelvig_ entirely around the room
b)ut in secti6ns, and even at irregular
There is room for the display of a
good deal of taste in the placing of the
pla!e rack. The articles that are to
stand upon it, the furniture of the
room, the arrangement of doors and
windows, all have to be taken into
consideration. The finish of the
shelf, too, is of importance. It is bet
ter to match woodwork of the room,
if possible.- New York Tribune.
PREPARED FOR SPRING CLEAN
The good word for housecleaning is
make haste slowly. Better one clean
ed room a day and comfort therewith
with an epidemic of brooms, buckets,
scrubbing-b.on!rhes, step-ladders and
everybody's temper on edge. But
ne\er begin before the beginning, and
always tale plenty of time. Dirt
has disguib (ce as many and as insidious
are the evil one, and must be vari.
ously fought and overcome.
A woman needs a distinctive cos
tume for house cleaning even more
than for presentation at court. Wear
union undergarments, with a short
flannel petticoat, sewed to a loose, low
necked waist, with straps across the
shoulders, and over that a sweater and
overalls. Thus garmented one can
do a third r;ore house-cleaning work
than in skirts, without feeling half so
A house can be cleaned with nothing
more than soap, water and good will.
But the cleaning will be easier if these
are supplemented with borax, washing
soda, ammonia, scouring soap, scour.
ing sand, Ipowdered whiting, powdered
pumice stone, alcohol, turpentine, ben
zine and kerosene. There should like
wise be dust brushes, a whisk broom,
two big brooms (one stiff, one soft)
a self-wringing mop, wash cloths, wash
leathers, swabs, rubbing flannels, a
rubbing pad and two light fiber pails.
Nutmeg Cookies-One cup sugar,
one cup butter, one-half cup sour
cream, one teaspoon soda in boiling
water, one egg, one-half nutmeg, grat
ed, and flour to roll. These are
delicious. Ba!le in brisk oven.
Stewed Dried Apricots and Prunes
Wash a cup of prunes and the same of
apricots; soak them in water enough
to cover until soft. Cook until ten
der separatcly, add a cup of sugar
to the apricots and quarter as much
in the prunes, then cook together until
the sugar is dissolved. This makes
a good sauce, the acid of the one com.
bines with sweetness of the other,
Potato Pancake-Peel and wash
fou,- potatoes, dry well on a towel;
beat the yolk of one egg, then beat
the white; grate the potato over the
white of the egg; add half a teaspoon
of salt and one tablespoon of bread
crumbs; add the yolk of the egg; fry
in medium sized cakes in the frying
Rice Crumplets-Beat three eggs
until light; add one and one-half cups
of milk, one tablespoon of melted but
ter, one cup of cold flour; half a cup
of wheat flour, half a teaspoonful of
salt and two tablespoonfuls of baking
powder; heat well; bake in large
crumpet rings on the griddle, or bake
in greased pans in the oven twenty
Spanish Mince of Beef.- Cut thin
slices of cold, underdone beef into
strips, then into dice; place these in a
saucepan and brown in oil. Add a
few finely chopped shallots, one onion
and a green pepper cut into stripes.
After birowning well for about five min.
utes put in a pint of Spanish sauce,
salt and pepper to taste. Cook gent
ly for fifteen minutes. Serve with
croutons and chopped parsley.
When the English rooks are building
their nests frequently a rookery is dis
turbed by big quarrels over the placing
of those huge bundles of sticks in the
treetops. The trouble occurs mostly
with young birds wishing to place their
nests too near an old nest. A councill
of rooks is called, with the result that
the disputants' nests are soon scat
tered to the winds and the
claimant aud the ,defendant both
have to begin a new foundation. Solie
times there is a disturbance on a more
limited scale when a pair of birds
do their very best to pull the sticks
from the nest of another pair, each of
the contending parties doing all they
can to prevent the other from building.
Rooks are curiously weather wise, and
they scent a storm and set to work
t rair ,~d strengthening theiraests
befiboe tht imminent gale has been
ervdeet tti tho farmer. 'he rook'I
iowqsra t isght and bearings arte
i.pte Js 4 Bi sBeIan$ 1 i a. isea
talano a bd ; ea lss, watery- Mumhha,
Phmples, Aehbtg Bones or Joints, Bols,
Cirbncles,. Pricklnag Pain in tie Shin,
Old Eating Sores, Uloers, Serofala, Supera~
ing Swellings, Blood Poison, Cancer and all
Blood Diseases. Botanic Blood Balm crts
the worst and most deep-seated cases by
enriching, purifying and vitalizing the blood,
thereby giving a healthy blood supply to
the skin; heals every sore and gives the
rich glow of health to the skin. Druggists
$1 per large bottle. To prove it cures
Blood Balm sent freeby writing Blood Balm
Co., 12 Mitchell St., Atlanta, Ga. Describe
trdbble and free medical advice also sent in
sealed letter. B. B. B. sent at once prepaid.
Our reoliar Laws.
"A man down east didn't know he
had run for office."
"Well, how did. he find it out?"
"They arrested him for not filing his
"But he didn't have any expenses."
"No, but he'll have 'em all right
when the court gets through with
To Prevent BRth from Sponging
With a view to preventing people of
means taking advantage of the free
dispensaries, meant only for the poor
of the country, the physicians and
druggists of Philadelphia will petition
the next legislature to enact a law
requiring that a register, to be open
for inspection, shall be kept, giving
the names of all persons obtaining
De Wanted to SKow.
City Magnate-Of course I don't
wish to stand in the way of my daugh
ter's happincgs, but I know so little cf
you, Mr. Hawkins. What is your vo
cation? Mr. Hawkins (airily)-,-Oh, 1
and that sort cf thing. City Mag
nate-Indeed! Most interesting. And
how do you live?
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W. L. )ouglas mak es and sells more men's
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ufecturers in the world.
W. L. i)niglaa $3.(. and $3.O0 shoes placed
side by Rido with $5.00 and $6.00 shoes of
other nakes, are found to be ust asood.
They will otwear two pairs of orna
$3.00 and 83.50 shoes.
Made of the best leathers, Including Patent
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5hueSat.h·, mail *Sc. atra. (wtale fr.
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