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' mm u -4 CALL, ON ' . ' - ; I,i I I V. I DM01 WUIN TOO WAKT floAUiioniul ur.iDEn. Shingle or Roofing Felts, Brick mad Fit Clay, Chestnut Plank and Timber, . Cheap Cull Boards and Plank, Ash and Oak Wajon Stock. M y Shingles will mret everybody In quality ami price. ' "team Mill Jtwt beyond Matron! Street. vako and orricic, HTArroKD springs. WANTKU TO HOT I R. R. Ties and Timber Land. nal onlwra iwlvd and bills paid at the) slur of Andrew Wblton and W.U. KUIa.' IIU8INHSS DIUECTOUY. (1 II. IK II II V, Piano Tuner and Jm Dealer la Pianos and Organs, Mansfield, Innu. Til. Ki:i:i, Attorney at Law, offloe In Stafford National Bank Building-, Bast Maln-at. WW. WOHIIKCKK, Merchant Tailor, Koom 1, Warren's Block, Stafford Hprlniot. Conn. "I T. FUISSTON, Counsellor at V 7. Law, Notary Public and Real Estate Agent, Wlllliiifion, conn. J. VV. CHANDLKIt, Insurance and ilcm at madnnoe on Weetford Awoaa HK. PATTEN, 87 Wells-st.,Hart- ford, Conn.. Dyeing and Carpet Beating Works. MM M.T.Kuaeeu,agent,HUironl8prlnfS. AOKNOY of Tolland County Mutual rtra Innu ran ci Co. a J. W. CHiNDLKK'H ornox at rmudenoe, WMUonUr., Stafferd Sprlnga. J OIIN O. Will I ITM AN, Can lane A large stock of new and noond-hand work oof. ai.anur on nana, reovorr a mum nwww. lim. A. COMINH. Home end Ox YY Shoeing, Machine rorglnga and Repairing mmr to oraer. auhj uuuwr mm miwmr wt mi atyiw oi wagons. ttonLO-au. b Minora npnnga. MvLAUUHLIN & HON,Prlnters and H tat loners. Oood etock of Mercantile papnra, Envelopes, Bills, Statement, etc, La dles' rinn correepoadenoe Stationery. At The rrxM omoa. M AltCUM II. F18K, Notary Public, at Probate and Town Clark's Offloe, Koom No. I, rim National nans nuiiaing KALI'8 Drug- Store WILL BS OPEN SUNDAYS FROM ff to 1U a 12,30 to 1.30 and 5 ti J p. n Also at soy boar, da or nlgfct (ae formerly wben called. i TAFFOKP HAY INGS HANK PKKHIDBNT, EDWIN C. PIMMET. ....... (JO I )Kl. II. HEED. Macaaviav 4NDTiiatiaii, I'tiAH. r. UAHWOOU. DimatTOiui, UK I, (', PAHICKHM, IIAVlrt A. BAKER, uiu si tri i iu umuitiit 11 aakraftlW 1,1)4 II 'm A. AHOHN, CHKIHTUPHEH ALLEN, JAMKM V. HtUIKK, M A Kl'UB H. riBa. Depnaiu oommenoe drawing Interest on the nrat of eaon muntn. Intereat ooniputed semi-annually, Dividends Janaary 1 and July 1. IJAVING3 BANK OF STAFFORD O MPKIMOS. Looatso is Wasbsm's BLOCK, Deposits wtll draw Interest from the istofeaoh month, compounded atiml-annually, April lat and o:touer lau PKBHIOENT, CHAKI.KH WAKHRN. (KOHHINH P ATT KM. VICE PKK8IDENT8 MM ITU W. PAOK. (OKKIN CONVEH8E. Chaa. Warren, Minlth W. Page, M. II. Kinney, r. r. Patuta, Chanea U. Ellis, Kobblna Patten, ornnuoDTurw. Andrew Whltoi UiaSOTOBS A. Howard. B. T. Katon mso't ahb Tasa' ALVAKADO HOWARD. D ENTISTRY. I bare decided to give thoae desiring my ser vice the benefit of the following REDUCED PRICES: Teeth Estreated, -Mutt ptroha ruling, oold Vllllng, Pull Hnt of Tenth, Teeth Cleaned, Cement Killing, Hllver rilling. Partial Met of Teeth, Platee Repaired, Mounts. TS eenta. fl upwards, sv and tltt. 78 oenta. 76 oenta. 7ft oenta. St up ward a. iltefs. The above prtoea are for nraUclaas work, and muni be atrlctly oaab : that la. each operation uiuat be paid for at the time It Is done. A d poalt of one-half down muat be paid on all plat wora wuen uw impreaaion i waen. A. O. COM INS, I. 1. 8., omce lioura, I a. m. to I p. m. Ortlce, Johuion'i Hiok, oorner East Maln-st. ana rurnaoe avenue. Fire, Life or Accident INSURANCE APPLT TO Chas. F. Harwood, -in- ST AFFORD SAVINGS BANK. JOB PRINTING lor EVERY DEHCR1PTION AT ' The lrertsv Office. II. A. KATON, WAUM, MAMS., SSALSS IS IfitcbQi Clocts, Jorslrj, Iptlcal Cosds, Etc. Resatrtag NeaUy Don and St Moderate Prices. Plibney'o1 Cafiene, Uives trttOT BVK KEUir Mr sick and aerroas heauacne. Volume 41. 1 E. C PINNET, President. D. S. PLDXB, U. O. BLAEESLEE, Secretary. THE STAFFORD, SPRINGS ELECTRIC LIGHT & GAS COMPAHYi Omoes. S Sot sain Btreot. f J ; . -" f The offlos ot this oompany is at No. S Main street. In the Hurley store, at which all lighting accounts can be settled, the keepers of this store being authorized to act as collectors. A discount of S per cent, will be given on lighting accounts only when settled on or before the tenth of the month. Any communications regarding the eervloe left at this store or mailed to the company will reoelve Immediate atten tion. Estimates for any kind of electric light wiring, and also rates for service, will be promptly given." The manager will be at his offloe from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m., Tues day and Friday of each week. I. F. IIUIIUITT, Clen'l Manager. ' , WE WANT YOU to notice the prices and styles of our new Eastman Cameras. . The No. t all take a square picture Sx3Jtf, and are St. , $8, 110 and Via. The No. 4 take a picture 4x5, and are $ IS, 115 and CO. WE ALSO HAVE TUB NEW F0LDIN6 POCKET KODAK, finest camera made (of the size), picture Sjs Sli, price 110. Call and look at them. AU new and the latest models, , c - ' - ; Pbotographlo Dupplles, Fllmft, Sollo Paper, Plates, Forming solution. Developing Powder, eta, etc " isr. m. TiirnirroN'. Express Offloe Building. LVAKADO HOWARD, -AT Savings Bank of Stafford Springs, WAItltKN'H BLOCK. INVESTMENT SECURITIES JOUUHT AND BOLD . . DRAFTS Uood In any Part ot the World. ALL CLASSES OF Steamship Tickets AT BEST PRICES. Fire Insurance. Strongest and Best Companies, At as Low Rates as Caa be Obtained. -AND- Life Insurance Placed in all the Desirable Forms. Alyarado Howard, AT Savlng-s Bank of Stafford Springs, WARREN'S BLOCK. T OLLANI3 COUNTY MUTUAL Fire Insurance Comply . Of ToUand. Uonn rPKESIDKNT, . . WM. D. HOLM AN, TREASURER, . S. BTSTKN8 HENHT. BXCHJETABT, . 0 WiAO i 9VLLMU. DIRECTORS. - TV O. TJnOrwood, U H. muer, Alvarade Howard, E. Stevens Ueary, E. B. Crane, (Mto. r. Rich, Hewtonoeborse.. Marcus Uiue, A. B. Adams, Wm. H. Yeomans, BdoMind Joalya, Myron P. Yeomans, Sdwsrd B. PaUnr, Wm. D. Holmaa, BUas Cbapmaa, 4 r. Over so yean eftaeoaesfal bust nesa. Reassess. t has ever bees mads oa its Premloa Liens. TO KENT. Two good tenements, to small families.- C. V. HARWOOD. U STAFFORD Vice President. A. M. TOUNQ, Treasurer, D." ; BCRHITT, Oenl Manager. F. KREISEL, Dealer Id all kinds of BOOTS, SHOES, And RUBBERS, AT THE Lowest Living Prices. REPAIRING Promptly and Neatly Done. The very best material will be used, and the work done by two experienced shoe makers. At the Old. Press Office Stand, No. 00 West-Main-st., 8TAPFORD SPRINGS. WM. W, BURWELL DEALER IN Watches, Clocks, And Jewelry. ALSO Finest Electro Plated Ware. UOItllAM Mr t'O'S. SterllnK Silver Table Ware. Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens. Hamilton Watches, &Ct &c. W. W. BURWELL. WARREN'S BLOCK. ' E. K. SPAULDIHG -DEALER IN- Honse Furnishing Goods. CROCKERY. f GLASS, Wooden and Iron Ware. TOYS and NOTIONS Ot All Kinds. Main-st., Stafford Springs, Conn. iou lose jyioNXSXi uryou purchase a'Carrlaffe, Concord, 11 uslness Wag-on, Surrrey or llg-lit yehlcle of any description before you examine my stock. There la no one who carries as larg-e a stock that will give as low prices. The work is made to my order. and, whether you wish a low or ikigU priced job. you will find it as represented. 1 have a better assortment than ever 'and at lower prices. Particular atten tion given to BEPAIR1NO, also HOROE -IQHOEIlSr G by experienced workmen. John G. Wightman, STAFFORD UOLLOW. STRICTLY FUKJE l?ARIO G R E E N , Also "BUG DEATH." E. A. BUCK (& C0!S Hardware, Paint and Oil Store FOR SAU3. V i If ew and Seoond-itand Concords and Carriages. New and second-hand Farm wagons. - -One Seoond-haad Meat Cart, In rood shape. ana to oe sua at a very iow pnos. . . , w. a. nnHim V H;.:!jrSV.'rf 1 1 til l.j -If.i jl I- SPRINGS. CONN. THIRTY YEARS AGO. (Items of local Interest taken from the columns of The Press, thirty years ago, July. Si 1S6S. FosUrfe'block Is now completed, and is the handsomest business 'block In town.' The house of 8amuel Warren, near Fox villagti, caught pre pn Saturday afternoon of last week, and wss with great difficulty saved from being entirely consumed. The damage to the building will probably ex ceed $300, and is covered by insurance. The fireVmnght Id the upper part' of the house, near the chimney. On aeeouot of the raising of Mashapaug pondi by the Hamilton Woolen Co., and the consequent overflowing of the road leading to the grove on Walker's Island, the annual celebration of the youths' temperance band at that place, we are In formed by Newton Wallace, president of the band, will neressarily .be omitted the present year, " . . ; Married. At the parsonage in North Coventry, June 27th, 1868, by Rev. W. J. Jennings, John B. Carmon and Annie E. Lloyd, both of South Coventry. THE SHIP'S RUDDER. Ita Two Part, and the Diflforenoa la Strata That Cornea Upon Them. The rudder of a wooden ship is com posed of the stalk-and the backing, which are so joined together as to form in effect a single piece. The complete rndder is ooppered, to protect it from Worms, and then, besides being practi cally all in one piece, it has that ap pearance also. The stalk is the part to which are at tached -the pintles, or pivots,. by which the rndder is suspended and held in plaoe, these going through eyes set in the ship's sternpost. The stalk runs np through the stern of the ship, and to its head is bolted s oap to which are at tached the ropes by means of which the rndder is controlled. The backing is the blade part of the rudder. By far the greater strain comes on the stalk, and the greatest strain of . all conies on the bead of the stalk, the rudder head, where it is held. The stalk is made of the wood most likely to stand the strain, carefully selected, sound, well seasoned oak, while the backing is made of spruce or bard pine, The stalk is ofia single; solid,, massive piece, stout as an oak tree and indeed of the dimensions of a small oak, something that a man can pin his faith to, if he can have faith in any wood, while the backing or blade is, like many modern wooden masts, built up. It would be difficult if . not impossible to find trees that would yield planks big enongb for the purpose in a single piece, and the - built up backing, made of pieces of selected wood, can easily be made of ample strength to withstand any strain that will be brought upon it. As to the stalk, stout and solid as the oak may be, the bead may be twisted by the force of a tremendous blow from wave upon the rudder, or, under the repeated strains of long use, the head may split, and so make the stalk use less. . Then the. rudder is taken out and fitted with a new stalk. A suitable stick is selected and worked down to the proper size and form, and very probably the old backing is attached to it. The life of a rudder- stalk would probably be 19 to 14 years. The backing might last as long as the ship. New York Sun. Tha Woman la White. Here is one of Nugent Robinson's reminiscences of Wilkie Collins: "I was walking one day toward Hampstead beatb with Wilkie Collins. It was rain ing. Wilkie carried his white umbrella. rresentiy we sighted near a hedge a very pretty woman dressed in white and accompanied by a child. Wilkie stepped up to. her and proffered his. umbrella. She promptly acqepted it, and I said to him as she disappeared. 'That's the last you'll see of it I He lanebed and insist ed- that it would be all right.- He lived in Wampole street and had given the young woman his address, well, time went by until one day we two were again strolling, this time in Piccadilly. Suddenly a hansom was halted along side of us so quickly that the horse wat drawn back on bis haunches and that same woman leaned out and banded Wilkie his umbrella. I discreetly walked on. That wa8 theoriginal ox 'The Wo man In White.? and she ' became'' Wil- kie's honsekeeper. " Of the eggs exported from Russia to other parts of - Europe 25. per cent axe broken or have to be thrown away be fore they get into the hands of oou snmers. f . in htm y vn jaa,aaa XT and leave the store, he offers to sell you something just as good as" YouVc the one who will suffer if you .... get the wro ntr, ' ' kndliiot the clerk -A Cake of fine, white Glycerf rii Toilet Soap is given' fhee with every package of - Ivorine " Yoti'DSV forthe wash- in-'powdcr- not thetsoap if utf.: k not tni 4. a. wiujama co .U 1 .ill I . ii tX Ul i3 C Hit t i t t THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1898. BALLADE OF A FRIEND. A friend, a quaint and prudent friend. It la my bappy chance to meet -As on my daily walka I wend Through dust and driazle, oold and To my aalute upon the etreet Or in the shop or at the door Hia llpe Immutably repeat, l'ni fair to middling nothing mora. Of stature tall, he'a prone to bend. Hia face la patient and discreet. " A subtle charm his manners lend. Be la composed from head to feet. Bia glance la keen, his garb is neat. Els beard ia long and thin and hoar. And is this phi-a. his one conceit : "I'm fair to middling nothing more V Be 'a oft absorbed, I apprehend. In thoughts of some polemic sheet Whose view he labors to defend Or strives to controvert and beat. Bis Intellect is clean and sweet And quick and lucid to the core. From hia reply there's no retreat 'I'jn fair to middling nothing morel" mrvoY. As pure as gold, as good as wheat. Bis answer I do not deplore. I love to hear, when him I meet, "I'm fair to middling nothing morel A. T. Bcbuman in Boston Transcript. ROMANCE OF DELL. Dell was tall. He had hair naturally blond and soft and it had been bleach ed by sun and weather until it was as lifeless as cured hay. His face was tan ned and he walked with the uncertain. lounging gait that comes from traveling after the plow, toiling over soft ground and keeping foothold on steep hillsides. Dell had lived to be 24 without even so much as looking .at a girl since his schooldays. In fact, Dell would have had little time to devote to girls. He was busy from early morning until night about the farm, and when there was a few days' respite there he hitch ed up his team and drove to Groveland to help his brother in his celery and sweet corn fields. One day there was excitement in the Mason farmhouse. Dell brought a lat ter from the postoffice to his mother, and she read that Miss Hamilton, who had extensive forest interests in the vicinity, would be her guest for a day or two while looking over her property. "Do not make any fuss for me, please, ' ' Miss Hamilton wrote. ' I know how busy you are at this season. Have Pell 'run down' a hen and let me have potpie for dinner." Dell smiled at the- mention of his name. He had been too young to re member Miss Hamilton when she went sway, but he was proud to know she remembered him. "I suppose I'll have to meet her at the t-r-a-i-n, " said Dell, with the pe culiar drawl that had come down to him from Puritan Green Mountain an cestors. "I suppose I'll have to dress u-p." "Of course, Dell, and put the best harness on the horses and take the wag on down to the creek and wash off the mud." "I guess she'll get used to m u-d, aaid DelL When the train climbed the hill and finally stopped at the hillside depot, Dell was waiting, holding tight rein over his fractious farm horses, which were unused to the "chaff chuff" of the exhaust of the locomotive. Two women were handed down from the vestibule. One Dell knew was Miss Hamilton and small blond person by her side was a stranger. "You are DelL I know," said Miss Hamilton, coming up. "This is my friend, Miss Sayles," and the blond vision smiled at Dell and showed her pretty white teeth. "Can you get in?" asked Dell, for the horses were restless and he couldn't get out to assist them, and all the way down the hill, he sat very straight and handled the lines, conscious that the prettiest girl he had ever seen was sit ting behind him and probably contrast ing him with the men who drove for her in the park and on the city boule vards. When he stopped the horses at the farm gate and helped the ladies down from the high wagon, he thought to himself that it was like lifting a doll when Miss Sayles put her foot on the step ad held out her hands to him. If she had been looking at him, she would have seen that he blushed clear up to his faded white hair. But she wasn't looking. She saw only the farmhouse hidden in the trees, was conscious of the drifting scent of' violets from the garden and felt the sunlight falling like benediction over alL . : j j , Dell watched her going" up the path to meet his mother standing on the porch in her best calico dress and fresh gingham apron. "She looks like a yel low bird, " he said to himself. A thou sand times he had seen a graceful bird poise just as she was poised on the step of the porch, seemingly ready for flight into space. The story of how Dell came to wor ship at the fair, girl's . shrine is a short one. The first thing he did that morn ing was to pick a great bunch of violets from the border for her. In the after noon he was her guide to the innermost recesses where nature slides away her spring jewels of hepatica and arbutus. He threw stones into the creek that she might cross without wetting her dainty feet. He showed her where the win- tergreen berries grew thickest and laughed because she was afraid to eat them. He did not say much. Dell sel dom said much, but he loved to hear her talk. "She's a pleasant girl," said the mother to Dell that night. : "Yes, " said . Dell, ; "she's a ; great t-a-l-k-e-r. :t. ; ; f ? ;u ft Miss Salves might not have felt com plimented if she had heard Dell's com ment It was sincere. To Dell it was a great thing to be able to talk welL The days following were ruu or de light to the girl. All the glories of the spring were heaped upon - her.. Birds awakened her in the morning with a thousand musical voices. She brought home loads of delight? from the fields and woods in the afternoon, and in the evening Dell told her stories of autumn hunts nd huskioKS. "He told liow a woman he knew had become a mission ary. "And she' has gone to teach the heath en? asked the KirL ":n "N-o," drawled DelL "I guess She's what you'd call a home missionary Bae "goes around blacking s-t-o-v-e-S. " I .Dell's mother t explained that the WomaoJ in -question had? a lightning blacking outfit, and she went about the neighborhood blacking stoves without charge just to occupy her time and benefit he appearance oi her aaighbors aiwwiniia. There was a world of tenderness in Dell's voice when he talked to the girl. Seldom did he grow tender in his words, however, only once, when they were sitting on the porch toward evening and a mosquito came humming about Dell's, ears. ' He struck at it with his open hand, and it flew toward the girL "Don't send your mosquitoes over this way to bite me, " she said. "That's what I'd do if I was a mos- q-n-i-t-o," said Dell without a smile and with a degree of earnestness that almost frightened her. She went into the house then, and Dell saw her no more that evening, and there was a lit tle strain in his left side that almost choked him when he thought of her. He told his mother what he had said. 'I meant it, t-o-o," he said and then added desperately, "I wish I was a mos-q-u-i-t-o. " "DelL" said his mother, "you must not say such things. She won't like it. She isn't plain, like us, and she won t know how to take it. But they are go ing away in the morning, so you must be up early to drive them to the sta tion." As the train left at an early hour every one was awake soon after day break. When the girl came down stairs dressed for her journey, she looked around for Dell. He was not there. His place at the breakfast table was cleared. The mother bustled in. "Dell had to go to Groveland this morning, " she said. "Jjittle Peter Fer guson will drive you to the depot " "But he didn't say goodby tons," said the girl. "I call it unfair of Dell to go away without saying goodby." ' Well, he had to go early, and you wasn't up," said the mother, "and he said I wasn't to disturb you. " Dell, driving down through the shady roads of the way to Groveland, with his white slouch hat over his eyes and his shoulders stooped forward as one sits when thinking, heard the whistle of the train at the crossing and stopped his horses until the last rumble of the wheels hod ceased. Then he touched his horses with the whip and went on. For the first time the birds sang unnoticed over his head. He didn't see the car pet of dandelions by the roadside, nor did he hear the tinkle of the brook as it dropped over the slate ledges into the ravine, tie heard nothing but a sound of a young, joyous voice that had made music for him for a week and saw noth ing but a glint of yellow hair that was really nothing but the sunshine playing about him. And that night the girl went into Miss Hamilton's room, and sitting down on an ottoman laid her head in the other woman's lap and cried: "What is it, Bernardino? Aren't you happy?" "Yes," she said, "I am happy, but I want to go back, I want to go back. Do you suppose I will some time?" "I think it very likely, " said Miss Hamilton. Katharine Hartman. M.nd.luohn and Uut. Liszt appeared in his Hungarian cos tume, wild and magnificent He told Mendelssohn that he had written some thing special for him. He sat down, and swaying right and left on his mu sic stool played first a Hungarian mel ody, and then three or four variations, one more incredible than the other. We stood amazed, and after everybody had paid his compliments to the hero of the day some of Mendelssohn's friends gath ered round him and said: "Ah, Felix, now we can pack up. No one can do that. It is over with us. " Mendelssohn smiled, and when press ed to play something in return he laughed and said that he never played now, and this to a certain extent was true. He did not give much time to practicing then, but worked chiefly at composing and directing his concerts. However, Liszt would take no refusal, and so at last little Mendelssohn, with his own charming playfulness, said, "Well, I'll play, but you must promise me not to be angry. " And what did he play? He sat down and played first of all Liszt's Hungarian melody, and then one variation after another, so that no one but Liszt himself could have told the difference. We all trembled lest Liszt should be offended, for Mendels sohn could not keep himself from slight ly imitating Liszt's movements and raptures. However, Mendelssohn man aged never to offend man, woman or child Liszt laughed and applauded and admitted that no one, not he himself, could have performed such a bravura. "Max Muller's Recollections. " Peace and War. A survey of the powers of Europe shows that from the beginning of the century to the end of 1896 Turkey had experienced 3? years of war and 59 of peace; Spain comes next with 31 years of war and 65 of peace : France with 27 years of war and 69 of peace; Rus sia, 24 years of war and 72 of peace; Italy, 23 years of war and 73 of peace England, 21 years of war and 75 of peace ; Austria-Hungary, 17 and 79; Germany . (exclusive of Prussia), lu and .83; Sweden, 10 and 86; Portugal, 12 and 84, ai.d Denmark, 9 and 87.. ThumbaereOTs. -: William Carstairs. tbe Scotch divine who for 14 years served William HI as confident ir. I secretary and adviser in chief, had been implicated in the Rye House lot., a conspiracy to assassinate Charles fl and plaoe Monmouth on the throne. He was put to the excruciating torturo of the thumbkin9, or thumb screws, which he endured heroically, without confessing or implicating oth ers. ' " " After Carptairs became the private adviser of William he was presented with the instrument by which he bad been tortured. The king, wishing to see the measure of fortitude necessary to endure the terrible - torture without making a confession of some sort, placed bis thumbs in the . machine and told Carstairs to tnrn the screw. He turned slowly and cautiously. ' "It is unpleasant," said King Wil liam, "yet it might be endured. - Yon are trifling with me. Tnrn the screw so that 1 may really feel pain similar to that you felt. Carstairs turned the screw sharply. The king cried out, and when released said that under such ' pain he would have confessed to anything, true or tmlse.'' "' ' " " " "" - ...... ' Pealtenee. '- Penitence for a fault done is highly commendable., it earns forgiveness in this world as well as in the next. Bal timore Sua. Number 13. COLOR IN FLAGS. Bed Predominate. Larrelr In the Stand ard, of the Chief Nation. Though the policy of military au thorities in using less glaring colors in uniforms has been very marked of late years red remains the most popular col or for national standards. Of 25 coun tries 19 have flags with red in them, the list including the United States, England, France, Germany, Austria- Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Swe den, Switzerland, Turkey, Mexico, Chile, Portugal, Venezuela and Cuba. The countries which have blue as an element of their flags are the United States, Russia, France, England, Hol land, Ecuador, Sweden, Chile, Ven ezuela, Portugal and Cuba. Three coun tries have black as one of the elements I China, but Germany is the only one of three which has black and white to gether. There are five countries (excluding from consideration Ireland, the familiar flag of which is not officially recognized among the national standards) which have green as a color ; Brazil, the flag of which is green chiefly; Mexico, Egypt, Italy and Persia. There are nine countries in which the flag is partly of yellow. These countries are Austria, Spain, Belgium, Egypt, Sweden, China, Persia, Brazil and Venezuela. Countries with flags partly white are the United States, France, Germany, Russia, Aus tria and Italy, six of the seven chief powers. There is no white in the national standard of England, but the British naval flag has a white background. Other countries having white in their flags are Switzerland, Turkey, Persia, Japan, Mexico, Holland, Denmark, Por tugal, Cuba, Chile and Ecuador, the flag of which is nearer white than any other country, being made up of two parallel white columns, between which is a column of blue, upon which are white stars. New York Sun. Yellow Attractive to Inaecta. If we watch the beautiful golden marsh marigold, we shall find it rarely receives a visit from the bumblebee. It is said that those bright, golden bodied flies of the family Syrphida? are the chief disseminators of its pollen. How ever this may be, one thing is perfectly plain, tbe marsh marigold is a striking and showy yellow flower, which cannot escape the notice of a multitude of spring insects. It is consequently visit ed by bees, flies, butterflies and beetles. Yellow is a most common color among flowers, and one which is peculiarly conspicuous and flashy in sunlight, when it is varnished with a gloss like that which we see on th buttercup and the marsh marigold Chautauquan. Extravagance. "Here's a case," she exclaimed indig nantly, looking up from her paper, "of a man who actually had the nerve to put his wife on an allowance of 10 cents a day." "What did she do with it all?" he asked absentmindedly. It was several hours before she felt that she was calm enough to discuss matters with him dispassionately. -New York World. The Hindoo Dead. The Hindoos consider their dead as sacred and do not allow them to be handled by alien hands, the nearest male relative son, father or brother preparing the body for burial, and if there be none of these relatives a son is adopted by tiie family for the purpose. Somethlng; Smaller. Professor If you are at all interest ed in geological specimens, madam, will you not accept some of these beautiful specimens of quartz? Mrs. Mushroom They are almost too large for me to carry. Have you any pints? Pearson s Weekly. Made Sure of It, Some time ago I was at a small vil lage in Somersetshire fitting up a steam dairy. As is well known, water is a most essential thing in a dairy. So, being unable to obtain a sufficient supply from a well already sunk, it was suggested to open a disused well near and try the water thera Instructions were given to the men to be careful on opening the well, as it might be unsafe to descend on account of foul air. They were told to light a candle and let it down, and if it continued to burn they would then know that there was no danger in descending. On the following day, on asking if it was safe to go down, one oi the men replied: "Yes, that's safe enough. I took the candle down with me, and it burnt beautifully. " London Globe. Benevolent Stranger How on earth do you manage to live? Rural Wangles I ain't livin, boss; It's onlv a bluff New York .lonrual. Does Baby Thrive? If your baby is delicate and sickly and its food does not nourish it, put fifteen or twenty drops of Scott's Emulsion in its bottle three or four times a day and you will see a marked change. ... We have had abundant proof that they will thrive eF on this emulsion when other food fails to nourish them. It is the same with larger children that are delicate. Scott's Emulsion seems to be the element lacking in their food. Do not fail to try it if your children do not thrive. it is as userui tor tnem in summer as in winter. : Ask your doctor if this is not rut. : SCOTT A BOWME, CbaaUls, )Uw Yark is in our estimation destined to take the place of cod liver oil in any form in which we have previously known it. While it is true that Vinol contains the medicinal properties . that are found in cod liver oil, yet we find that it is absolutely free from the grease, as well as the vile odor and disagreeable taste that has always characterized cod liver oil. Vinol is positively delicious and it acts in a most marvelous manner as a builder-up. A. C. EATON, Special Vinol representative. fotbtf & Wallace' Springfield, June, 1898. Hot Weather Needs. Thin underwear for man, woman, bov or srirl : thin dress stuffs, thin ready - to - wear and skirts, thin foot Arpctioti wear, light headwear lor woman, girl and boy, pretty negligees, handsome neck- s m m wear lor man ana boy; wash suits for boys, proper refrig erators, reliable oil or gas stoves, substantial hammocks, right ice-cream freezers, suita ble window and door screens for the home; cool matting for your summer floor, and a generous supply of piazza and lawn furniture these are among the essentials that make these scorching days en durable. And shall we say it all these things can be got quality for quality for less money here than elsewhere. We ask you to come and prove it. Liinen, Crash and WhitePique Shirts Are here in the most generous abundance. We have enough to clothe the cityful of women and big enough variety to satisfy anybody. Crash Skirts, 33c, 98c, $1.25 and i.qo. Linen Sktrts, with plain and . fancy flounces, $2.95, 3.95 and 4-95- White Pique Skirts, some perfectly plain, some with plain or corded flounces, some with open work lace effect, $2-95 3-95 4-75. 5.50, 6.00, -75 etc- Bicycle Skirts Just the thing lightsome cool hard nicely, ten to soil made rows of stichinp- all around the bottom giving the proper stiffness Only eacli I Boys' Wash Suits 1,000 Wash Suits, of Den- im, trashes, lumens, striped Galeteas, etc., 3 to 12 sizes, at 4 sT w 50c, 07c, $1.50 and so up to 3.50 each. The very prettiest and most stylish things all indeed, a stock that tasteful mothers will delight in picking from. The very newest thing is the "Dewey" suit, for boys 3 to 10 years, consisting of single-breasted jacket, buttoning up close to chin, and long sailor trowsers, the whole made of blue denim, trimmed with braid and buttons, wash able, only $1.98 per suit. Forbes & Wallace, Main, Vernon and Pynchon streets, Springfield, Mass. Toilet Requisites Form an important department in this drug store. Every single article wo sell Is absolutely pure value for every penny paid Is contained . in it. Colognes, toilet waters, powders, salves, tooth cleansing preparations all the best. E. KL TAFT; ; In all our Dental Work we aim at Superiority, if Hale method for Painless Filling. Teeth ' extracted without pain. - " -Have the best,' which b(y our long- experience we ace able 'to give you, and at fair prices for this class of work. t 5 ' ! ! " ' 1 DR. WILLIAM Li ROBERTsif Court-sq.. Theatre Building, SPKINGFIEI.D IjVJR RENT. House corner of How- JL land and Prospect street el rurnaoe, hot andoold water, am mprovemente. Inquire of - . ht rooms, with other modern M.B.F1SK.