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ficacy of German Syrup. I have
used it in my family for Bronchitis,
the result of Colds, with most ex
cellent success. I have taken it my
self for Throat Troubles, and have
derived good results therefrom. I
| therefore recommend it to my neigh-
I bora as an excellent remedy in such
cases. James T. Durette, Earlys
ville, Va. Beware of dealers who
offer you "something just as good. ’ ’
Always insist on having Boschee’s
German Syrup. •
For renovating tha retire system,
eliminating all Tolsona from th#
Blood, whether of acrofulooa or
Malarial origin, this preparation baa no equal.
44 For eighteen montha I had an
eating tore on my tongue. 1 wad
treated by l>est local phyatetana,
Sat obtained no raller: the tore gradually grew
wore*. I finally took B. 8. S.. and waa entirely
(and after using a few bottlee.”
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appetite and produces flesh at a
rate that appears magical.
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ALLOOP a a 1 d
E r 1 o Ericsson,
"what’s that?”
"Guess likely
it’s a wagon
at,. Mi
cornin’,” said Joe Parley.
"Oh!” retorted Kricsson, coloring a
little. "Just you run down to Val
ley’s, Joe, and get me another keg o’
them ahingle nails. Look aharp, now!
We’ll need ’em afore long.”
Parley unbuttoned his carpenters’
apron, exchanged hia canvas cap for
an ordinary straw hat, and set off on
a dog-trot down the hill, while Erics
son stood still, looking along the road,
a smile gradually dawning over his
Out of tho pink cloud of apple blos
soms under the hill came a horse's
head; then emerged the dashboard of
a wagon, a bright young face, and a
pair of resolute hands holding the
Slowly they neared the frame-work
of the new house that was being built,
and Ericsson stepped eagerly forward.
"Why, it’s Polly Crocker, Isn’t it?”
said he, with a well-simulated sur
Polly pushed back her black curls,
and smiled the most bewitching of
"I shouldn't wonder if it was,” said
"Well, if this isn’t good luck!” cried
"You’re good luck, Polly.”
"Oh, indeed! You think so?”
"I’m certain of it, Polly.”
Pollv took off her green sun-bonnet,
nettled an obnoxious curl that would
keep coming down over her forehead,
and observed, incidentally, that she
was "everno thirsty!"
"Wait half a minute, Polly,” ex
claimed the young farmer, "and I'll
get you a glass of water from
Diamond spring. If it hadn’t been for
Diamond spring, I never would have
built this house just here.”
“It’s a likely spot enough,” said
Polly. “Oh, ves; the water’s very
cool and nice!”
"Sparkles like champagne, doesn’t
it?” said Ericsson. "Can't you
out, Pollv, and look at the house one
minute?’ 1
"What should I look at the house
"To see if it suits you, Polly.”
"Ob, I dare say.”
"Because you know, Polly, it’s going
to be yours.”
Polly laughed, displaying teeth as
white as a freshly cut slice of cocoa
"Well, I suppose I can stop a bit,”
admitted she. "I had good luck in
market this morning. Sold all my
spring chickens, and both the pots of
butter, and the old lady at the hotel
bought all the tulips and lilies of the
valley, and ordered a basket of cut
roses every week. Think of that!"
"I’ve been planting some rose
bushes at the foot of the new garden,"
said Ericsson, eagerly helping her out
of the wagon. "Oh, by the way,
Polly, I heard from mother this morn
ing. Speaking of roses, you know,
made me think of mother. She was
always so fond of rosea Mother is
coming here. She wants to live with
us, Polly.”
"It's going to be just the same,
Polly, isn’t it?” pleaded the discom
fitted swain.
"You’re taking a good deal for
granted, Mr. Ericsson.”
"But you’ll bo willing, Polly, won’t
you? You don’t know what a dear
old soul mother is?”
"Humph!” said Polly. "I’ve heard
of mothers-in-law. No, Eric. I ain't
willing. There!"
“But, Polly, she has only me,
and —”
“Oh, it’s all right," said Polly, with
an aggressive toss of the curls. "I
can't stay any longer, Mr. Ericsson—
there goes the twelve o'clock whistle
now. I dare say the rooms are all
very nice I hope they’ll suit—your
Once more the young man stood
there looking after the cloud of dust
that encircled the vanishing wheels.
“Oh, Mr. Ericsson, it’s dreadful!”
cooed a soft, voice. "And I always
thought Polly Crocker had such an
amiable disposition. I don’t see how
she can possibly feel so, when I am so
fond of old people.”
Eric Ericsson had turned around
with a slight start.
"Oh! don’t look so amazed!” said
Miss Eveline Dockrill. "I just stopped
at the spring for a drink of that de
licious water, and I couldn't help hear
ing those last words. I should never
have felt so. I do like old people—
old ladies especially. I hope you’ve
E tanned the very best room in the
ouse for your mother; she ought to
have it.”
Eric Ericsson was only human, and
the wiles of this siren who taught the
district school a few rods down the
glen were too much for him. He con
ducted her all over the new house, ex
plained the meaning and purpose of
all the improvements, and presently
found himself consulting her abont
the best exposure of a bay window
for flowers.
"Oh, I dote on flowers!” said Miss
Dockrill. "I hope your mother loves
flowers, Mr. Ericsson. I declare, I
feel acquainted with her already I”
And the school children never knew
what made Alias Dockrill so late
at her desk when 1 o’clock came.
The fact was that Miss Dockrill de
tested teaching, and meant to settle
herself in life as soon as possible.
"Polly!” cried Hannah Crocker, the
sober, sensible elder sister, “you’re
not in earnest?"
Polly laughed over the kettlo of
meal she was scalding for her young
"Of course I’m not,” said she. "I
only want to see whether Eria Erics
son really la made of the right metal.
A man who would throw over hia old
mother for aU the girla in creation,
he isn’t the man for me!"
"But, Polly, you’re playing with
edged tools," persisted Hannan.
"I shan’t out my fingers.”
"I’m not an sure of that. Polly.
Ellen Dickson says Erie is going to see
Mias Doe krill, the eehool teacher,
nearly every day.”
"Tell, let him. He ean do aa he
pie.. e#r’ cried Polly, with crimsoning
"Polly, I think you’re crasy!" said
grave Hannah.
And Polly herself waa not alto
gether certain that she had done
wisely. She had meant only to try
Erie Erieaaoa; she had never deehtad
her aetaal power ever hia. set now
headed knoeker la hie hand he Moski
the sound of Mias Dock rill’s votes,
raised in loud objurgation
"lt’s lust like you, Aunt Betsey,”
said she, shrilly. "My prettiest china
saucer, and all smashed to bits! I
never saw anyone to olumav. There’s
one comfort—you go straight to the
poor-house when once I’m married. I
won’t be bothered with you any more.
I hate old people, anyway!”
Brio Ericsson stood like one spalled.
He never let the knocker fall, but
softly releasing his hold of it, crept
away. This was the girl whom be
had fancied so angelically sweet and
For a moment he stood pondering
opposite Polly Crocker's gste.
"No,” he murmured to himself, "no,
I can’t go there!"
"Yes, vou can, Eric," faltered a soft
little voice; and from among the pur
ple plumes of the old Jilac bushes
Polly’s dark eye* ahene out like timid
stars. "Eric, I never meant what 1
said to you about—about—mothers* In
law; I only wanted to try you. *
shouldn't have been ablo to respect
you if you had been willing to sacri
fice your old mother to me. But 1
never thought how difficult it would
l*e to —to set myself right again.
Write to your mother, Eric. Tell her
■he shall be my mother, too ”
"Polly, my darling Polly.”
"O, Eric, do you really lovo me just
the same?”
"A hundred times better than ever,
Miss Eveline Dockrill was amazed
beyond description when she heard
that Pollv Crocker was quietly mar
ried to Eric Ericsson, and thut their
wedding trip was to bo to Maine, to
bring old Mra Ericsson homo with
"I did think I’d roped that young
man in,” said Eveline, gnawing her
lips. "But it seems the poor fool
didn’t know his own mind. And now
1 shall have to live along just the
same, teaching those horrid children,
with old Aunt Betsey to do the house
work *”
“Dear, dear!” was Hannah Crocker’s
reflection as sho put away the pretty
wedding decorations, "it seemr. awful
lonesome without Polly. But she's
happy, and I do hope she'll never play
with edged tools again.”
American Inveatmenta Now Greatly In
Kvceaa of Any Other Foreign Nation.
In throe years ending with Decem
ber 31, 1892. American investments
in Mexico amounted to $345,810,000.
During the same timo English in
vestments amounted to $213,500,000.
At ono timo English investments in
Mexico far oxcoeded those of Ameri
cans, says tho Denver liepublicnn.
but if wo may judge by tho record of
tho three yours named tho lutter will
soon, if thoy have not already done
so, occupy the leading plnco.
Amoriean capital in Mexico 1103
boon invested vory largoly in mince
and in railroads*. During the lust
three years Americans invested
$83,205,000 and the Englishmen
$27,950,000 in Moxican mines. Dur
ing tho same timo Americans in
vested $170,075,000 and Englishmen
$20,260,000 in railroads. English
men have, however, given more at
tention than Americans to coloniza
tion schemes and to land invest
ments. Thoy have taken tho load
also in mercantile ventures, thoir in
vestments in that direction being
$83,990,000 as against $9,550,000 by
Americans and in material improve
ments Americans have invested a
groat deal more capital than English
men, tho amounts being for tho
former $03,150,000 and for tho latter
only $4,812,000.
Tho growth of American influonco
in Mexico has boon vory rapid since
railroad communication between tho
Unitod States and tho City of Mexico
was established, and a traveler
through the Southern republic can
see tho results of this in almost all
the railroad towns. The increased
intercourse between the two nations
is having a good effect upon public
opinion in Mexico concerning the
people of the United States. At one
time there was a great deal of dis
trust of Americans, but although
thero is some of it left it is gradually
dying out
Formerly the typical American in
Mexico was of the rough frontier
class. But since tho completion of
tho railroads better classes of Amer
icans have gono into the country.
The investments of American capital
have caused intelligent Amoriean
business men, und especially mining
engineers and managers, to make
their homes in Mexico, and thus tho
people of that country have had
their eyes openod to the truo charac
ter of the better class of the Ameri
can people.
Don't Discard the Suspenders.
The stout man who wears a tight
belt around his waist to give him an
appearance of jauntiness, as well as
to do the suspender service, does not
know what harm ho is doing to him
self. A doctor told mo yesterday
that tho wearing of a tight bolt by a
man, especially a stout man. is most
injurious to hoalth. It stops tho
circulation and does not permit tho
digostive organs to operate as they
should. When asked why it should
be so much moro injurious for a man
to wear anything tight around his
waist than it is for a woman, who is
laced up year in and year out, tho
doctor said: "A man and woman
can’t be compared in that regard. A
man uses entirely different muscles
in breathing than a woman. Ho be
comes accustomod to breathing from
his abdomen, while a woman breathos
almost entirely from hor ehost. Men
had better wear looso belts and pro
vide some othor substitute for sus
penders.”—Pittsburg Dispatch.
Chloride of Nitrogen.
The most unstable compound known
to chemistry and therefore the most
explosive substance so far discovered
is ohlorido of nitrogen, which proba
bly consists of throe parts of chloride
united with one of nitrogen. Ils
terribly explosive character, which
has so far prevented its accurate
analysis, is due to the fact that it is
a combination of ono of tho most
active with one of the most inert
elements in nature.
Not a Clear Record.
Lawyer—Are you acquainted with
the prisoner?
Witness—l've known him for twenty
Lawyer—Have you ever known him
to be a disturber of the public peace?
Witness—Well—er—ho used to
belong to a life and drum corps
Some Resemblance.
Mrs Splnkers—Do you think zay
daughter will ever mske s pianist?
Prof, fipeeler—Veil, I nod know.
"Hae the say of the qualities of a
good musician?”
••Yah. Vun. ”
"That’s eceouregiag. What la
"Bar hair eea losg.”
Mllllllinw >W» Mu
Vs*s4 Has Wfas lava Freferred Sal*
Oaatractlaa to Life.
Aristarchus starved himself to
death out of weariness of life.
Lucretius, the great Latin poet,
stabbed himself in a fit of disgust
with life.
Cassius fell by his own dagger,
after the battle of Philippi—tho same
dagger, it is aaid, with which ho!
stabbed Cmsar.
Homer, it is said, hanged himself J
in extreme old age because, after a .
long trial, bo could not solvo tho ‘
"Fisherman’s Puzzle.”
Saul, the first king of Israel, killed
himself rather than bo slain by tho
Philistines. Defeated in battle and
his kingdom gone, ho had nothing to
live for.
Like his great guoßt. Hannibal,
Mithridates killed himself by poison
to avoid falling into the hands of tho
Roman* He preferred doath to ap
pearance in tho triumphal procossion
of a Roman general.
The great Zeno lived a quiet and
happy life until the ago of 98, whon
ono day ho accidentally stumbled
and broke his thumb. He interpreted
tho accident as a summons from
earth, and so hanged himself.
Cato was the typical Roman sui
cide. Ho killed himself with a dag
gor on tho approach of Cu?sar’s
forces to Utiea, knowing that tho
cause of liberty was lost, and being
unwilling to survive the downfall of
his country.
Sardanapalus, the luxurious Orien
tal monarch, finding himself hard
pressed by his enemies, gathered his
guards, his wives, concubines and
children together, with all his
treasures, and set fire to tho build
ing. thus thwarting the hope his foes
ontertuinod of taking him alive.
Sappho killed hersolf by jumping
from tho Lover’s Ixsap, a Louoadian
cliff. This loap was often taken by
love-sick persons, who believed that
if thoy survived tlio fall they would
bo effectually curod of a hopeless
passion. Tho leaps wero always
witnessed by a crowd of spectators,
and tho would-be suicides wero in no
way intorferod with by tho state.
Boats wero in attendance below to
pick up tho leapors if thoy cumo to
tho surface of tho sea after the
plunge. Sappho had a passion for a
young man who did not return her
love, and leapod from the cli'T in
order to bo cured.
Marc Antony gave tho world for a
woman’s lovo, but ho found himself
so poorly compensated by tho ex
change that, in desperation at tho
approach of Octavos, and being in
formed that Cleopatra was endeavor
ing to niako terms for hersolf
by surrendering him ho stab
bed himself with n • dagger. Do
ing revived, ho received tho mossage
sent by Cleopatra that sho desired to
see him: ho was carried to her place
of refuge. Cleopatra and hor maids
raised him by ropes to the window of
the tower whore the fallen queen
found hor last home; he was liftod
in and died in her arras.
Defeated at Zama, Hannibal fled to
tho East to avoid falling into tho
hands of tho Romans and found tem
porary security in tho dominions of
Mithridatos. Ho incited this mon
arch to engage in Roman war, and
his advice as to its conduct being re
jected. tho war proved unsuccessful,
and Mithridates was required as ono
of tho conditions of peace, to delivor
up Hannibal to his enemios, the
Romans. Tho unfortunate Carthagin
ian heard of his approaching fate,
swallowed tho poison which for years
ho had carried about his person, and
expired just as tho envoy arrived to
take him in chargo.
Suicido was a fitting termination
to tho career of a monster like Nero.
Deserted by every friend and in
momentary dangor of falling into tho
hands of his enemies, ho could not
summon up courage to take his own
By turns ho wopt, prayod to tho
gods, and cursed his fate. Ho
bogged some of the attendants to
die first, in order to teach him forti
tude. They respectfully declinod.
Thoro was a knock on tho door of tho
miserable abodo In which ho had
taken shelter. Tho soldiers sent by
tho senate to arrest him had come.
In desperation he seized a dagger
and gave himself a slight wound in
tho throat. But tho offoct would
have been a failure had not his
freedman lont assistance, and pushed
tho dagger into a vital point Ho
had sufficient strength loft on
tho ontry of tho soldiers to mutter
something that they understood to
bo "Is this your fidelity?” and imme
diately expirod, oven in death his
countenance retaining tho appalling
forocity that distinguished it in life.
They Have Different Meanings.
Tho words breochos. trousers and
pantaloons are now usod interchange
ably, but originally tho significations
wore quite different. Pantaloons
were at first nothing but long stock
ings worn in Italy as a sort of relig
ious habit by tho dovotoos of St
Pantaloon. Breeches originally
reachod from tho waist half way to
tho kneo, and finally to tho kneo, i
whero thoy wore fastened with a
buckle. Trousers aro the present
stylo of leg goar, a combination of
the former two.
An Irritating Hair.
A "wild hair” is tho most annoy
ing freak of naturo a man can bo
afflicted with. It grows in from tho
oyelid, instead of out, and. constant
ly brushing against tho eyeball.some
times causes an irritation that re
sults in loss of sight. To pull it out
gives only temporary relief, since in
a few weeks it comes back, as woll
grown and strong as ever. Tho only
way to kill It. is to destroy tho sac
from which it springs. This is done
by means of an electric needle.
Felting Woo!.
Wo owo the hat to Asia, for it was
in that country that the art of felting
wool was first known, and from tho
most remote periods the art was car
ried on by the orientals. In India,
C hina, Burmah and Siam hats are
mado of straw, of rattan, of bamboo,
of pith, of the leaf of the Tsllport
palm and of a large variety of
grassos. The Japanoso made their
hats of paper.
Rather Personal.
Miss Bloomstein—Vy.Mr. Samuels,
anypody could tell dot dey vos en
gaged. It’s ahoost as blane as der
nose on your vaco.
Mr. Samuels, haughtily—l see no
ogashuns for you to ged bersonal
■bout it, Miss Bloomstein.—Judge.
He's Lucky That It Isn't 12.
Mrs. Literary—Have you read "A
Father of BlxF”
Mr. Sollunw-No; but I’ve bean one
for six years.
. Fergtnu When I was oa
nSM M I mil
Mr. ■errto’a af a Sakoot
■Mstar Written at aa Marly Aga.
Having regard to Mr. J. M. Bar
rie's visit to Dumfries academy, tho
Courier and Herald of that placo
prints some extracts from the novel
ist’s early contributions to a school
magazine called tho Clown, which ho
and some friends started. Young
Barrie writes some "Reckolectioos”
in the asumed role of a "skoolmas
ter” whose spelling is Artemus-!
Wardian. In his second installment
ho complains that tho editor "spelt
sum of the wurds in my last rec
kollections rong,” and ho adds:
"Altho, of coars, I maik jow allow
ance for yoor eddukation not being
equal to mine. I hop you will bo moro
cairful.” Resuming the "Reckollcc
tions,” ho writes:
"I alwais open the school with
prair, as I think it a vorry good
thing to do, and I got two skollars
by it Now, my skollars have gen
erally verry durty faces. Well, ono
day in tho middle of iny prair won of
tho boys crept in bolo the tabel, and
when ho was thero anuther boy cam
in at tho door with a cleen face.
This was too mutch for the boy in
bolo tho tabel, and, just as 1 had fin
ished saying 'And may they eric
from tho botom of thoir harts- ,’ ho
shouted out 'Lord Altnichti, there’s
Jock Smith wi’ his face washed!”
Here is an instance of how ef
fectively the lad could roproduco a
conversation. Relating a railway
journey the schoolmaster says:
"On my rode we passed tho river
•Ayo.’ A gentleman asked me,
•What river is that?’
"I was meditatin’, so I answered
abruptly, ‘Aye.’
"The gentleman ropeated his ques
tion, and I, thinkin’ ho had not
heard me, again replied ‘Aye.’
" 'Could -you—tell mo—what
ever—that—is?’ he roarod into my
"I again anßwored ‘Ayo.’ ,
" 'Sir, said ho, *1 sea you to
insult mo.”
"I couldn’t comprehend what ho
laid till another person in the trano
informed mo that ho thoat that I
meant ‘oh’ when I said ‘aye.’”
Hero is another oxamplo well
worth giving:
"Tho minister of tho town was sod
to boa good preacher, and so I went
to hecr him on tho furst Sabboth of
tho munth. I went early, and their
wor only ono person thoro who I saw
was a noldor. I sod to him, 'When
locs service begin?’
“Tho man stairod.
•• 'When does servico begin?’ I
agon asked.
"To my surprise tho oldor cx
claimod: 'What abomnabul impurt
nenso. Pray, sur, do you know oor
rospecktit ministir?’
" 'Mo no him? No,’ sed I.
" 'Then got oot o’ this,’ he re
plied. 'You impurnant skoundral
git oot o’ this; an’ if I sea you hero
agen I’ll kick you oot mysel!’
"Of course I was gratoly aston
ished at the man, not noing anythiul:
I had sed about the minister; but it
struck mo at wonco that tho minis
ter’s name was Service!”
Ilia I'owar of KiulurMiice anil 111* Intel
ligence— Untiring ICnargy.
Thero is ono quality in tho French
soldier which gives him a supremo
value. It has, by tho writors of his
own country, been cullod endurance,
but perhaps thut word in English
hardly gives tho equivalent of what
is meant; it is rather a power of re
cuperation and of extreme effort for
a particular object which distin
guishes him, says tho Contemporary
Review. It goes side by sido with a
peculiar gayety which shows him the
lighter view of the darkest caso.
Thero is another quality—which in
days of short sorvico and extremely
rapid action is of no less importance
it is his intelligence.
The two combined raoro than com
pensate for those qualities in which
tho criticß of other nations find him
lacking. Tho conclusions, for ex
ample, at which a casual observer
might arrive in regard to the inarch
ing power or rapidity of a French
regiment, or the number of stragglers
which it would leavo on a forcod
march, or tho minimum amount of
food or sleep required by the men in
difficult circumstancos, would, as a
rule, bo entirely erroneous.
A typo of man whom many would .
consider tho least ablo to onduro 1
fatigue is, on tho contrary, tho most
severely tried and the most heavily i
. burdened of any soldier in tho modern i
armies. It has. indeed, been a criti
cism passed by most military author!- !
ties in Europe that tho French lino j
has always carried into action a
woight which seriously impaired its '
value. In 1870 this was cortuinly i
tho caso, and even nowadays, when
ovorythlng in tho accoutrement has
been reduced to bare necessities, the
French private in full kit is expected
to march, and succeeds in marching, j
with tho woight upon him of every
thing that will make him independent )
' of the impedimenta of the army.
It has been tho policy of tho
French military authorities at all
times to givo to thoir Infantry a mo- 1
bility suporior to that of their oppo
nents, and to effect this they havo 1
relied to tho utmost upon the energy ;
of tho troops at their command, j
That this mobility will bo of tho
highest utility and that its impor
tance increases daily with tho
changes of method which have boon I
introduced in warfare cannot bo do
llied, and it la a witness to tho force
of tho material upon which tbo con- ■
Bcriptlon draws that the strain has !
not proved too great under tho hard
est conditions of tho maneuvers ami
experimental marches by which its j
effects aro tested.
An Electric Stump-Puller.
Spooo for a fort on a hill near Lon
don is being cleared of tree stumps
by an oloctric root grubber or stump
puller. The dynamo for supplying
tho current is about two milos from
tho hill. The current is takon by
overhead wires on telegraph poles to
tho motor on the grubber carriage.
By means of belting and suitable
gearing tho motor drives a capstan
upon which are coiled a few turns ol
wire rope. A heavy chain is attached
to the tree roots, and as the rope ex- -
erts its force the roots como up
quietly one aftor the other.
Matrimonial Item.
Mr. Chumly— How are you coming
on with your lawsuit? You know you j
told me that Sharke had swindled
you out of SIO,OOO.
Mr. Many (Iris —Oh, we have made
a compromise. Ha has married my
eldest daughter. — Texas Sifting*
The (???) the Wanted.
H«IW pi i lit |4ir pitot *»d
A Master of Health.
Housekeepers faintly realise tlie dan
ger of an Indiscriminate use of the nu
merous baking powders nowadays
found upon every hand, and which are
urged upon consumers with such per
sistency by peddlers and many grocers
on account of the big profits made in
their sale. Most of these powders are
made from sharp and caustic acids and
alkalies which burn and inflame the
alimentary organs and cause indiges
tion, heartburn, diarrhocal diseases,
etc. Sulphuric acid, caustic potash,
burnt alum, all are used as gas-pro
ducing agents in such baking powders.
Most housekeepers arc awure of the
painful effects produced when these
chemicals are applied to the external
flesh. How much more acute must be
their action upon the delicate internal
membranes! Yet unscrupulous manu
facturers do not hesitate to use them,
because they make a very low-cost :
powder, nor to urge the use of their
powders so made, by ull kind of allur
ing advertisements and false repre- '
i sentations. All the low priced or so
called cheap baking powders, and all
powders sold with a gift or prize, be
long to this class.
linking powders made from chcmi-'
rally pure cream of tartar and bi-car
bonate of soda are among the most
useful of modern culinary devices.
They not only make the preparation
of finer and more delicious cookery
possible, but they have added to the
digestibility and wholesomeness of
our food. But baking powders must
be composed of such pure and whole
some ingredients or they must be
tabooed entirely.
Dr. Edson, Commissioner of Health 1
of New York, in an article in the “Doc
tor of Hygiene," indicates that the ad
vantages of a good baking powder nnd
the exemption from the dangers of bad
ones in which the harsh and caustic
chemicals are used, are to be secured
by the use of Royal Baking Powder
exclusively, and he recommends this
to all consumers. “The Royal." he
says, “contains nothing but cream of 1
tartar and soda refined to a chemical
purity, which, when combined under
the influence of heat and moisture, pro
duce pure carbonic, or leavening, gas.
The two materials used, cream of tar
tar and soda, are perfectly harmless
even when eaten, but in this prepara
tion they are combined in exact com
pensating weights, so that when chem
ical action begins between them in the
dough they practically disappear, the
substance of both having been taken
to form carbonic acid gas." Hence it
is. he says, that the Royal Baking Pow
der is the most perfect of all conceiv
able agents for leavening purposes.
It seems almost incredible that any
manufacturer or dealer should urge
the sale of baking powders containing :
injurious chemicals in the place of'
those of a well-known, pure and whole- j
some character simply for the sake of
a few cents a pound greater profit; but j
since they do, a few words of warning
seem to be necessary.
The Disgrace of the Handkerchief.
The Greeks and Romans had no
pocket handkerchiefs, but merely a
cloth called “sudorlum,” to wipe per
spiration from the face, which was
usually caried in a fold of the tunie
Or loosoly tied about the neck. The
Athenian and Roman swells, the men
about town, inaugurated the fashion
of carrying one such “sudorium" in
tho hand and unothor in the girdle,
but those were never used as we uso
pocket handkorchiefs. 'The ancients
had a profound respect for absolutely
cloan nosos, but only children anil
old persons were allowed to blow
thoir nosos in public. For a gentle
man to do so would have been con
sidered a breach of good manners,
and for a lady to appear in public
with a handkerchief was suflicientfor
her to forfeit all claim to respecta
bility. Husbands could divorce
wives who wore compelled to use a
pocket handkerchief.
Electricity in Farm Work.
An interesting example of olec
trioity as applied to farm work is
now in operation at n Scotch farm.
Tho whole of tho usual farm machin- I
cry. such us threshing, sowing, corn j
threshing and tho like, are hore
driven by an electric motor. The ,
electricity is generated by water i
power, the turbine wheel which
> drives tho dynamo being about 1,001) j
yards from tho farm. The electric
current Is convoyed by underground
I wires to tho house and barn, in each
of which a storage battery is placed.
( i Thoso supply the electric current for
! lighting and motive purpotes when
[ ; tho machinery is not working. Tho
! whole of tho mansion is illuminated
by electric light, and an electric mo
tor is provided for pumping the
i wator for domostic purposes.
■ I
The king of Dahomey was sore
i distraught. The cares of state were
i j pressing heavily upon him anil his
brow was clouded, with white
clouds, of course.
! The grand vizier awaited tho com- '
manris of the sovereign.
••You say,” tho potentate mused,
| “that this expenditure is necessary
i to preserve tho autonomy of the
. realm!'”
••It is, your serene highness.”
“And is war not to bo avoidedP”
i 1 “It is not”
Tho puissant ruler pondored.
“Thero is but ono way out—”
i His lips woro firmly set when at j
■ last ho gave speech unto' his
> thoughts.
i j “ —of it We must institute a
■ rigorous retrenchment Kindly tell
i tho iceman that ho needn't stop at
■ ! our houso again for a week.”
i ! The edict was issued and the royal
• leal affixed thereunto.—Detroit Trib-
I ana.
The Electric Car Flea.
| With the introduction of tho arc
light a now lusec* was found—a huge
bug with mandiulcs whose bite was
to bo dreaded. I can say that with
the coming of the electric cars a
small inject of the shape, size and
color of the flea has made its appear
ance. No ono as yet can explain its
presence. It possesses wings, and
Its principle habit is to fly into the
mouth, nose or eyes of the person
when tho car is going at a very livo
ly rate of speed. Motormen tell me
| they arc at times bothered with
; them, more especially in the after
! soon and early in the evening.
An Electric Stump-Puller.
Spaco for a fort on a hill near Lon
ton is being cleared of tree stumps
by an electric root grubbor or stump
' puller. The dynamo for supplying
j iho current is about two miles from
! die hill. Tho current is taken by
ivorhoad wires on telegraph poles to
*.ho motor on tho grubber carriage.
3y moans of belting and suitable
rearing the motor drives n capstan
lpon which are coiled a few turns of
wire rope. A heavy chain Is attached
* the trow reote, end as the rape ex
«W .U* tan* tfca Ml mw «f
•*** te.tesw*-
Crabbed to Ilia llrari by a Human i
Whom He Triad to Arrest.
Major Mulky, of Louisville, has
been Secretary Gresham's intimate
friend for many years. 'J ho father’s
of tho two men were neighbors in
Harrison county, Indiana, and the |
elder Mulky was ono of three men
who arrested the murderer of Secre
tary Gresham's father. The story of
that tragic event wus related by
Major Mulky to a New York bun ■
man as follows:
“The first name of tho desperado
who killed Sheriff Gresham I do not
recall. His numc was Sipes, and I
distinctly recollect that ho had u
brother named Levi. Levi's brotlior
had just been in a very ugly scrape,
and had shot, but not killed, a con
stable who tried to arrest him. As
; Judge Gresham’s father was then
sheriff it devolved upon him to ar
rest Sipes, who was known as n
; dangerous character. To help hun
ho suinmonod iny father, tho late
James Mulky, und James Spene r
and James Gibbs. It is a little curi
ous that the first numes of ull
: these was James. Sipes was at
a dance a few miles west of Corydon.
, but tho party went first to the house
of his father. Their inquiries I
alarmed Levi Sipes and lie lied at
once to give his brother warning.
He found him dancing and had just
, time to tell him what was up when
the sheriff and his posso arrived.
Sipes swaggered out into tho yard,
and when tho sheriff attempted to
execute his warrant tho desperado
drew a pistol and fired. Ills aim was
1 good and the wound infiicted was
fatal. The sheriff did not stop, how
ever. and Sipes, drawing a big dirk,
sprang upon him and stabbed him to
I | tho heart, killing him instantly. Ho
turned ami lied, but, was pursued by
I Mulky, Gibbs and Spencer, who
finally capturod him near Frodonia.
i ! then the county scut of Crawford
■ i county, on the banks of the Ohio,
f; 'l'hls occurred in the winter of 1882-3,
I and I distinctly recollect that there
r | was snow on tho ground, by the aid
-of which I helped track Sipes. He
. was tried in 1833, and. escaping
-1 hanging by great good luck, got a
i I twenty-one year sentence. Ido not
- remember how it was that he got off so
- easily. Ho staled in prison until
- j 1837, during which year ho was par
■ donod by the governor. I don’t ro
* : member who tho governor was, but
ij he was either Xouh Noble or David
t ' Wallace. Sipes returned to Harri
son county immediately after his
- i pardon. For a while he pursued the
| same desperate life, und was a terror
’ to tho citizens for months. Suddenly
: | his manner changed. To the aston
r! Ishmont of everyone he became a
f ] quiot citizen He remained u year or
j two longer and then disappeared. In
*IB4B, while on a visit to Ottumwa,
:jJowa, I mot Sipes, and by invitation
- took dinner with him. Ho was a
1 quiet, reputable citizen and owned a
j largo and valuable farm. His homo
i was comfortable and had every ap
( ! pearanco of prosperity. I never saw
k or heard of him again, and it was
only Judgo Gresham’s visit hero that
t j recalled the occurrence to my mind.”
j 4 Man's Poverty Should Not Procure
j Him a Public office.
] ! "Ycß, H sald a congressman at Wash
ington, “wo’re all in favor of Brown's
3 appointment to tho consulate.”
, | “Are his qualifications especially
high?” the congressman was asked.
[ ! “Qualifications!’' ho replied. “It
, isn't a matter of qualifications. Tho
. simple fact is. Brown is so hard up
. 1 that nobody on earth knows what will
' become of him if ho doesn’t get this
. office."
. i Whether Mr. lirown obtained tho
. appointment or not is not reported,
, but all thinking readers will agree
, that the reason given why ho should
l>e named for it was no reason at all.
says the Youth's Companion.
A person inav be very poor indeed
and in much need of money, and
still bo the proper porson to appoint
to public offico. A man's poverty
I certainly should not bo counted
| against him in considering his name
for an appointment: but neither
should It bo counted for him.
I Tho unworthy view of the public
service that it is a proper place of
refuge for thoso who cannot obtain a
1 living in any other occupation is held
;by far too many people. “It's a
government offico for me ortho poor
houso"' they may exclaim, and at
once their friends set about obtaining
1 the government offico if possible.
Thero is nothing discreditable in
ambition to hold a public offico.
! Such un offico assuredly should bo an
honorable thing, and its possession a
j demonstration of the holder’s honesty
of character and capability,
j But the public service will not
i carry with it such an honorable
I guarantee unless tlv bo who hold It
are known to bo indeed honest and
capable, and not mere pensioners, for
any reason, on tho public bounty.
Cycling in France.
The French were Blow to take to cycling,
but now that they hare done t=o they arc cer
| lalnly making up for lost time. Military
1 cyclists are .i common sight In tho street* of
Paris and elsewhere, and in many other or
| ganlzotlons under government besides the
army the bicycle lias obtained official recog- 1
| nltlon. The other day the strange spectacle |
j was seen of a cycling wedding party going to •
’ a church at Montmartre. There were fifteen
I persons, nnd nil of them, including the bride
; nnd bridegroom, were mounted on safety
1 bicycles. After the ceremony the party re-
I mounted nnd rode off to Knghlcn, where the
wedding breakfast was prepared. The Jncl
! dent doe* not seem to have attracted much
attention, as French women have taken to
cycling In much larger numbers than their
English sisters. Last week a French lady.
Mile. Debats, established a record for her sex
by riding over seventeen and a half miles in
one hour. The previous record was that of
I Mile. Saint Sauveur, about sixteen and a
quarter miles. l.ioul.m Unity Xnrs.
Facts for the Traveling Public.
Emigrants, commercial mm, tourists. mariner* !
and miners relating to the preservation of health !
under conditions unfavorable to It, may be gleaned ;
with profit from the oft published testimony of |
such persons relating to the protective and re- '
medial qualities of Hosteller's Stomach Bitter*. a
very valuable remedy to tho*e who traverse “the
bilny deep," or are subjected to malarial Influ
ences of out door exposure. With as much cer
tainty as Pr. Koch's celebrated lymph destroys
the organic microbe, the ltlttrrs counteracts nn
healthfnl g».ms In malnrln-tnlnte.1 air and brack
i*h water. H prevents and removes disorders
caused by poor ar.d unaccustomed food, and re
stores tranquility to worn cut nerves and weary
brains. lihrnmntiam. kidney and liver complaint,
cramps mile and dyspepsia arc among the ail
ments that It Mibduee.
MI t Is surprising how many of those mentlon
for prominent offices are men shunned al
so by the appointing power.
J.C. SIMPSON. Marquess. W. Va., Bays:
“Hall's Catarrh Cure cured me of a very bad
case of catarrh.” Druggists sell It, 75c.
It takes four year# for a college to turn out
a good student. Hut It frequently turns out
a bad student In less than three months.
Tn pleasant coating of Beccham's Pills
completely disguises the taste without Impair
ing their efelency. >8 cents a box.
A good deni la said of the power of love,
bat It la not Marly so poteat in the affairs of
■sea and women as the lota af power.
This paper Is prtatai with tak made by the
CelwatbPmtlatlaitdt Haller 0*nfp£var.
kMMtMMMuSn **• " Ml> —
> ■■««■ Wfl IMWIW. As «» *» M
Bare Feet and Health.
I Aa to the heS.’thfulne** of going without
I shoes und stockings thero can, *ay» the Loa
:di ii Jj'uijjital , be no question, home of the
! Healthiest children In the world are to be
fotiud in the hcotlUh highlands, •here shoes
are seldom worn at an earlier age than 1U or
18. The negro and coolie laborer*, who work
barefooted, are usually In robust health,
ltrown, in the “History of Man." tells of so
Afrlcnn monarch who suffered from what ap
peared to be a cold In bla head, besides other
ailments, while bis people were always as well
a* possible. Can It be that tbe reason wa#
that, by tbe law* of hi* kingdom he alone
wu* permitted to clothe bis feet, and that he
gratified bin vanity by always wearing gor
geous -Hiidalaf It 1* probably generalizing
: too uiuub to slate, as a medical fact, that tbe
barefooted race* are tbe healthiest. But It la
; certain that bare feet are healthier than badly
. shod feet. In our English villages children
are constantly sent to school lu wet weather
with holes in thplr shoe-:. They sit for hours
w Itb damp feet, and Hums are the results. If
their parents would rend them off barefooted,
a- Is done In Hcotiand and Ireland, l-helr feet
would dry by evaporuliou tn a short time,and
It would be found that no harm folltrwetL
I Cure Dyspepsia and Constipation.
I»r. Shoop's Restorative Nerve Pill* sent free
with Medical llook to prove merit, for Zc stamp
Druggist*, aac. Dn. Shooi*. Box W.,Kaeine win
Always tie aa witty aa you can with youi
parting bow your last speech Is the one re
With the cxtillaratlng tense of renewed health
und strength nnd Internal cleanliness, which
j follow* the use of Syrup of Figs, U unknown
to the few who have not progressed beyond
the old lime medicines and the cheap substi
tutes sometimes offe.red but never accepted
by the well Informed.
Live In peace with yourself, with your rela
tive-. w ill yum- neighbors. Do all tbe good
that you can und expect no thanks, for this
will save you from disappointment.
i Well educated, energetic men to act ns lo
cil secretary for English tlnanclal Institution,
which loans money to build or buy property,
and tor other purposes. Very remunerative
appointment for suitable person. Whole or
spare time. Apply with references to The
National Benefit Trust Association, Equitable
Building, Denver, Colo.
Tho man who Is blunt In bis ways may be
sharp In bis speech.
Wasted. — Salesmen: good pay for honest
workers Beginners taught; 1*06 new outfits
just ready--cost 4 years time and thousands
ui dollar-', but worth all they co-t—the finest
ever used. We sell direct through our own
salesmen. No middlemen. No Tree Dealers.
Mahk linos." Nt us cuius & Obcuahds Co.,
Louisiana, Mo.
If the business of the train and hank rob
ber cannot be suppressed, It should be regu
A New Through Sleeping Car Line
F rom Chicago to via the Chi
cag;o. Milwaukee «fc St. I’aul and Great
Northern railways, lias been estab
lished and first-class sleeping cars will
hereafter run daily from Chicago at
lo:;:ti p. m , arriving at Seattle 11:30 p.
in., fourth day. This is undoubtedly
the best route to reach the North
Pacific roast.
For time tables, maps and other in
formation apply to the nearest ticket
ni’ent. or address George If Ileafford,
general pns>eager agent, C., M. St.
i’. llv.. Chicago. 111.
If men wish to be held In esteem they must
associate with those onl> who are estimable.
Tbe man who ruleth hi* wife’* spirit Is s
great deal scarcer than he who i&kcth a
Ar» you bis*y? Ar» jou making money? if so,
stick t- tt; you sr» for:unate. If you are not, the*
our suviOs )• that you write at one* to B. F. John
»on A Co., Richmond, V.u Th«-y can ihow you
quickly how to enter upon » profitable work.
Dr. Samuel Johnson must have been a New
York policeman nt some period of his life.
He used to say he liked a “olubable” man.
If the Baby Is Cutting Teeth.
Be sore arid use that n!<! and well-tried remedy, Maa
WissLOw't SooTMise Rraur for Children Teething.
He that is choice of his time will also be
choice of hi* company and choice of his ac
-1 tiona.
•Tg At* fit- «t--.pi.es free l.y OH. linn GHAT
• ;tr iUM!ilt»lt. N». fit alter first tley'e u»e M*r
.- .. . ,-;i i... Trctti** nn.l *2 no trial bottle free te Kit
i-.-et 6ccU t< !>• Kline.»f. -r|. Wt rl.nadelDhia, IL
Don’t blame tho Jews for complaining of
Ihelr fare In tbe w ilderness. They were not
Used to that manna of living.
"Hanson's Magic Corn Salve."
Warranted to rure, or money refunded. Aak
ycur druggist for it. Price 13 rent*.
lie who borrow* money belongs to th*
lender until the debt I* paid.
Miss Lottik Clark, River Falls, Pieres
Countu. M’wcoHswi, writeo:
"li gives me pleasure to express my faith
In tin* virtue <<t l)r. Pierce’* Golden Medical
Discovery. Having suffered for three years
from en!t-rb<-uin. and after having been un
successfully treated by a good pnyffotan, I
began the use of
the * Discovery-
The humor was la
my bands. I was
obliged to keep a
covering on them
for months at a
time, changing the
covering monlag
: end nlgbt. The
stinging, burning
> nn<l itching sensa
tion would be SO
intense that at
. times It seemed a*
•« If 1 would go craxy.
When I bent the
fingers, the flesh
would crack opea
nnd bleed. It is
Mips Clark.
nnu uit.Tu. i*
Impossible for me to deserilie the intense pain
end suffering which I endured night snd day.
After taking six Kittles of the ’ Discovery
1 was tniircl.v cured.
1 cannot praise Hr. Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery enough." Isold by Dealers.
Denver Directory^
A. " \lti> o' - .<.iit>. Ht.,Usurer.
PE .v; It IKN . AND AWN I Nil Ov) PU7 LUk* St.
I‘l It I IVi: 1 -tell brail F-.t. Tir Ready
11'MIi 1.1 ‘ T Hooting S’l.i (i.irru ;n» t trail,
i liarls*!l.C n’lsr.Sth a Wewattw.iirnvel Rooting
I*il 0 I O. Si I*l*L I hS r"'"f»itonS. 1
1 Cataloguefrno. R. M. DAVIS, 17.1) Arapahoe.
1 lll.’’ WT’ I? M " '• •’ I’D M!’ CO. Ex -lavivv
I'LA i Pi lV ngents Kendrick snd Doniputar
Wind Mill*, fnmp*. Tank*. «!o. Cor. 13th .1 Wax-o.
ff WRITS us. 1736 Asamhoi Bt.. DENVER
iuKinv a re. was? •,“«»{«
J. M. MOORE’S SQNH, Tift-nth aud Wares, Sts.
L I take pleasure in announcing that
1 have made arrangements on behalf
• ' the National Reform l’rcss Associa
t on, whereby plates and ready-printa
containing Populist matter officially
approved and recommended by the Na-
I tional Reform Press Association and
j Chairman Tauhcneck, in quantity de
! aired, will be furnished by
Write to the Western Newspaper
Union for samples and priees. No
other house furnishes authorised mat
ter. W. B. MORGAN, See. National
Reform Presa Association.
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