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Professor Barnaby the head of Ilartszrille College tells Jiozv the advice of a member p " the faculty saved ' ! ' him when he was without ho6e f A lesson forworlcers. Professor Alvin P. Barnaby, President of liirtsvlllc Colics, at llartiville, Ini, h learned ths method by which professional men or business men, or anyone whose duties arc too much for their strength, may repair their shattered health. Craduatt of the college in all parts of the world will rejoice to learn that President Barnaby has fully recovered from the break down that threatened to end his useful career. fie is a new man, mentally and physi cally energetic, enterprising, full of vitality. He tells his own story. ' "To begin at the beginning," he said, "I studied too hard while at school. "After completing the theological course I accepted the charge of a United Brethren Church at a small town in Kent Co Mich. "Diligent work and study finished the breakdown of my constitution, which be gan at school. "My chief trouble was indigestion this with other affections, caused nervousness. " My physician sent me away for rest and change of scene and I improved somewhat. "Soon afterward I came to the college as professor in physics and chemistry. My nervous trouble returned. "I suffered complete prostration. "Another long course of medicines and physicians, and I managed to get back to my work. I was elected president of the college and the increased work soon told on me. " Then followed a total collapse. I called ' in several doctors but none could cure me. "My health seemed to be permanently impaired. o- XENOGRAPHY. LtookkeeTJinc Rankins- Crrsnnntnf... o - o etc Six months with us - - " M " - wwwee Wanted. whoso education has Academies and Colleges, to a. 1 S' B by mail. We train for practical work sndslwavi aecure alt. o o ' . ? o r o uatlons for worthy graduates of the $5 REWARDS rv Cleric or Telegraph Operator w ness men supplied with competent assistants without charge. 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WASHINGTON, D.C teallW . mMiMiiMaawBauakauadBBaaiab-u g 11 ..JIIl BLINDI , Blow, 'blow, O wind, the clouds ssld ' That 1 may see the stars! , ' In heaven ( limmers far and wide The burnished shield of Mars, And Jnptter and Venus ride The night In glittering cars! , Blow, blow, O wind, the clouds aside That I may see the Htaxsl ' Kay, God has flung hli darkness wids ad set the unyielding bars. And day and night, uu heeded, ride . The world in glittering cars! Wilfrid Wilson Gibson in London Spectator. HIS TIME HAD COME. They were five, with the guide, sung-. ly camped op in the. forests of the Rangeley country, and the day's eport bad been a trifle heavy if empty. They bad done a long tramp. Tbe broad fire place yawned a crackling comfort. Thore was soothing pnncb on tbe table and onr pipes were drawing well. Tbe talk bad drifted to casualty and fatality and to tbe exchange of views upon the hair breadth line which divides the chance of life from that of death in peculiar cases. Tbe guide told of a young fellow who bad been literally frightened to bis death a few years before by tbe onrush of a big bull moose which he had wound ed with bis last cartridge. The brute bad been knocked over by a Bbot from the guide before it reached tbe boy, who, though unmarked by a scar, through simple terror bad lost his bold upon tbe spark of life. . Instances were named where a fall of a few inches bad brought death, and others where men bad fallen distances of 60 or 60 feet only to get up and walk off unbanned. Tbe doctor bad been a silent listener to all this talk and sat gazing into tbe glowing coals until our stories were ended. Suddenly be went to bis shake down, and from beneath it drew an old and weather beaten satchel, from which, after some search, he took an envelope and returned to bis chair. "My theory is, boys, that a man lives until his time's up, and no longer, and that it makes little or no difference in bis length of life what be does or doesn't da 1 seldom air this theory. In fact, I don't generally like to speak of death, an experience which strangely bears out my theory and which lies many years back. "I had just fairly settled into tbe business left me by an old practitioner in a small mountain town in Vermont. It was not a town of wealth or great mortality, and I was not a busy man. Still, my reading kept me occupied for the most part, and I bad just enough of outside work to give me exercise and maintenance. Even then I bad formed opinions and read widely upon tbe doc trine generally referred to as fatalism. I had observed nothing wbich contro verted my ideas, while there bad come to me much in their support. Early on a blustery, stormy evening I Was loung ing in my easy chair before a roaring fire, pondering over a very strange dep osition wbich I bad just read, when my thought was interrupted by tbe sound of wheels and a moment later there was a determined knock on tbe door, and I opened up. A quarryman whom I k lew by Bight was my caller. '"For God's sake, doc,' be said. 'come over with me to tbe quarry and hlp Big Griggs out ot bis misery. He's got a tampinc iron clean up through bis head.' "I got my case, slid ito a heavy coat and we were off. The o rrlook quarry wa. fix miles distant and during the drive I gathered partioulara Big Griggs had been drilling for a heavy blast all afternoon, and bad loaded for an early morning tiring just before tbe knock off. Be had been tamping down the powder charge, short time bad iraile him care less and there was a preiu iture explo sion. The tamping iron had been driven up through both jaws and through tbe top of the cranium ai .11 remained in tbe wound. I menu.. concluded that my driver waa eitii r drawing the tale o'erstrong through excess of exoitement or else that there would be no need of my services when we reached tbe pa tient. o n a TTOd I 1 tertfffl I m umm 0 higher in America than anywhere else in the world. The demand for some thing better than the best bread has produced FAVORITE MILK BISCUIT, and families that enjoy good food keep them always in the house. FAVOR ITE MILK BISCUIT are so good you never get a surfeit of them. So de lightful and delicious, you always have an appetite for more of them. So wholesome and nutritious you cannot eat more than enough of them. r nonn save the trouble and expense of bak ing bread, and they are more conve nient ; and more economical than home-made biscuit. Get them from your grocer or -your baker. Always fresh. Lobk for the word Favorite on every , biscuit. V National Biscuit Co., "But I fquttd. .hi tatament of condi tions literally coi. Poor Griggs sat there with jaws lt-td firmly together and with about seven inches of iron protruding from bis cbin and a similr.r length from tbe apex of the skulL The bar was round, two feet long, with a diameter of one-quarter inch at one end and one and one-quarter inches at the. other. It must have weighed seven or eight pounds. I went to work and made him as comfortable as I could, thinking meanwhile of tbe least brutal way in which to tell him that the long night must soon come. I was a bit surprised that he waa sane, since tbe wound must bave been very snug to tbe brain cells. ut be was fully conscious, though in .at pain. "Finally I asked him if .be wished uuy particular thing done or i e tent for. Motioning for a pe. . a wrote: "'Nothing to be done. I shall live for yea and there's no hurry. "I l i-t him closely, believing that, u 1, be was not precisely (eve, i ud examined tbe curious wound carefully and wouldn't have in sured bis life for 48 hours on any terms. But, boys, Big Griggs lived with tbat iron in bis bead for more tbau six years. During all tbat time I attended him carefully, ad we had long sign voice discussions about our mutual belief in fatalism. Ha predicted very closely the date of bis datb, and later I procured this somewhat ghastly photograph." He drew from the envelope a photo graph of a skull pinned through by an iron bar, and in turn we examined i the picture. As it was passed from band to I band each face mirrored tbe depressing thought of the years of unceasing suffer . ing wbich bad preceded the awful nakedness of the BkulL The punch bowl I 3 . 1 .1 1 It. received renewed uueuviuua, nuu iuo talk broke away into forced and aimless channels, difficult for a en to sustain long. At last .-.- ... in well in tended effort to lighten the mood of tbe hour, said : "Well, doc, when have you figured on reaching the limit of your earthly mission? Try and plan to finish this bunt with us, for we are bound to strike a moose before we are through." Tbe doctor bad gazed into tbe-coals without a word since the telling of his Story, but bis lips now parted in a slow and melancholy smile as he calmly an swered : "I fancy, boys, that it will come to morrow. So sure am I of this tbat I shall ask you before we bjive a good night to join me in what I believe will be our last toast together. It will be to your comfort, frieus, if you can dis miss my statement as but tbe vagary of an overtalkative comrade who finds himself in strange mood tonight, but we shall see." He continued to murmur to himself: "It's a pretty world, senor, but not all bas been happiness. I bave seen of tbe travail of my soul and am satisfied. " He rose and filled bis glass. "Fill and drink, boys," he called, &ud as t he gathered around without volition to re sist bis whim he continued : "Drink to the unsolvable riddle of life; to the un fathomable arbitrament of fate and to the untroubled sleep wbich follows all in God's good time." Three glasses were replaced with brimming edge untouched upon the ta ble, one tbe doctor's lay shattered on tbe beartb. Hurried good nights were said, and a half hour later quiet ruled tbe camp. But one unsleeping member of the party went an hour later to view the skies and judge of the morrow's weather. And there be found another sentinel, who growled : "What a d d ghastly finale for an evening's good cheer. I wish the doctor bad kept bis infernal fancies and bis un canny toast to himself." Tbe next day's hunt promised to be as empty of results as was its predecessors With the dusk three had returned to camp with royal appetites as the sole capture of the day, and the guide was rushing up a supper, encouraged by a running fire of adjuration. At length all was ready, and they drew up chairs. The doctor had not yet shown up but be was a stayer as a sportsman and al ways the last man borne. They knew be bad gone over to a blind which he bad M. '. Hew Haven. Conn. thrown up near a promising lick at an inlet of tbe lake. He had saliea tno lick some days Lefore and bad since noted sure signs of moose. Against the judg ment of tbe guide, who scouted bis abil ity to fool a iccose by a blind in tbe lo cation wbich be bad chosen, the doctor bad sworn tbat if be took one at all he would take bim there, and his patience and repeated failure was a joke of the camp. Probably be bad waited until darkness bad fairly shut in before giv ing up his. vigil and even then was stumbling homeward through the gloom. Still, while the boys variously ac counted for his delay, they grew more and more uneasy, and at length tbe lan terns were lighted and they started in a body for tbe lick. No man voiced his thought or his expectation or spoke a word until we reached the blind. And there we found him, dead and half crushed under tbe weigbt of a moose of 700 pounds. The signs about told the story. The tracks yjre not two hours old, and showed tbat the hulking deer bad come to drink and then had turned to browse along tbe fringe of lapping water. Tbe doctor bad taken a side shot which, in tbe failing and de ceptive light, had not been sure, and the moose had charged bim furiously, a sec ond shot failing to stop him. Beaten down and scattered was the blind, and behind it hunter and hunted bad fought out their battle to the death of both. A broken antler told tbe fury of tbe on slaught and a splintered rifle stock tbe desperation of tbe defense. New York Sun. Belsrlan and German Farming. In Belgium a two acre holding is sufficient to maintain a farmer and his family. The typical two acre farm in that country contains a patch ox wheat or rye and another of barley. Another fair portion grows potatoes. A row of cabbage grows all round on the sloping rides of tbe ditches, with a row of on ions just inside, leaving bare walking room between them and tbe grain. The shade trees round the house are pear trees. Every foot of land is made to produce, and the farmer keeps pigs and chickens. In Germany, out of 5,276,000 farms, 1,233,000, or 23 per cent of the whole, are each under 2 acres in extent, and of the farms above 56 per cent are cul tivated by tbe owner himself, over 28 per cent partly so, or about 85 per cent altogether, leaving 15 per cent out of every 100 per cent that are let to ten ants. In Germany, notwithstanding this small size of a large proportion of the farms, 178 out of every 1,000 inhab itants are nevertheless engaged in agri culture, whereas in England no more than 52 are thus occupied, in Scotland only 61, though 195 per 1,000 in Ire land being thus engaged raises the pro portion in the whole United Kingdom to 73 out of tbat number, less than half, however, the percentage so em ployed in Germany. In the Boom ot Commons. Members are not allowed to refer to each other by name in debate. The only member who is properly addressed by name is tbe chairman who presides over the deliberations of the bouse in com mittee. On a member rising to speak in committee be begins with "Mr. Low tber," and not with "Mr. Chairman," as at public meetings. When the speak er is in tbe chair, the formula is "Mr. Speaker, sir." In debate a member is distinguished by tbe office he holds, as "the right honorable gentleman tbe chancellor of the exchequer," or by the constituency he represents, as "the honorable gentle' man the member for York." Some make use of tbe terms "My honorable friend' ' or " My right honorable friend. In case of family relations the same form is usually observed. Occasionally "My honorable relative" or "My right honorable relative is beard, but "My right honorable father" or "My right honorable brother, " though no doubt allowable, has not been hitherto used. Nineteenth Century. Lon'i Sweet Work. A London paper tells this touching story of Professor Herkomer: "His aged father, who lived with him in his splen did home at Bushney, used to model clay m his early life. He has recently taken to it again, but his fear is that soon his hands will lose their skill and his work will show the tnarks of im perfection. It is his one sorrow. At night he goes to his early rest, and when be bas gone his talented son goes to his studio, takes up his father's feeble attempts and makes the work as bcauti ful as art cam make it. When the old man comes flown in the morning, ho takes the work and looks at it and rubs his bands and says, ' Ha, I can do as well as I ever did. Shoplifting. Nothing has done so much to encour age stealing (shoplifting) as the modern department stores and their methods. The problem presented is a difficult one with which to deal, but while mer chants have a right to display their goods the public also has rights and duties in the matter. If a banker dumps his cash on tables outside his desk rail ings and lets people handle it at will, he would not get much sympathy when fee complained tbat it bad been stolen, and if be continued the practice because these losses were more than offset by the increased profits which the display resulted in. as is the case with the de partment stores, there would be much justice in the claim that he had no right to make profits by any method which tended to debauch tbe public In short, it may fairly be maintained that it is a prime duty of every citizen to exercise reasonable diligence in safeguarding bis own property, and tbat if he neglects this he becomes in a measure a menace to society. International Magazine. The Dome of St. Paul's. We do not believe there if any truth in the alarming rumor that there is some uneasiness in expert quarters in regard to tbe stability of the dome pf St. Paul's. We imagine that the only substratum of fact is this; It is known that a huge iron chain is imbedded is the stonework of the drum of tbe dome. An eminent architect some time since amused himself by describing tbe con sequences which might ensue if the wa ter wt re to reach this chain. There is no reason to suppose that, such a thing has occurred or is likely to occur, and the newly appointed surveyors, Messrs. Somers Clarke and J. T. Middlethwaite, are fully alive to the desirability of finding and examining tbe chain, ihe first difficulty appears to be tbat its ex act locality is somewhat uncertain. Tbe second will bo to get at it effectively when it is discovered. London Satur day Review. - Plant Flowers. Plant here the flowers where mark the flags That flutter o'er thej snored inonnds, While echo 'niongst tan-' list'niiig crags From peak to towetini; !onk resounds Che names of those who bunuatb And soar aluit oa glory' breath. lr.'lnd-liJiia A Brief Lesson In Spanish. "Conimercio" and "incommunicado" still prove that tbe American editor is unaware thut double ui's do not exist in the Spanish language. Mexioan Herald. 1 . M0THEEH00D. Mrs. Pinkham Deolares No Woman Need. Despair. There are many curable causes for sterility in women. One of tbe most common is general debility, accom panied by a peculiar condition of tbe blood. Write freely and rally to Mrs. Pink- ham. Her address is Lynn, Mass. She will tell you, free of charge, the cause of your trouble and what course to take. Believe me, under right condi tions, you bave a fair chance to become tbe joyful mother of children. Mrs. Lucy Lttle, 255 Henderson St., Jersey City, N. J., certainly thinks so. Shesays: 4 I am more than proud of Lydia E. Pinkbam's Vegetable Compound, and cannot find words to express the good it has done me. I was troubled very badly with the leucorrhcea and severe womb pains. From the time I was married, in 1882, until last year, I was under the doctor's care. We had no children. I have had nearly every doctor in Jersey City, and have been to Belvin Hospital, but all to no avail. I saw Mrs. Pinkham's advertisement in the paper, and have used five bot tles of her medicine. It has done more for me than all the doctors I ever had It has stopped my pains, and has brought me a fine little girl. I have been well ever since my baby was born. I heartily recommend Mrs. Pinkham's medicine to all women suffering from sterility." Killed His Sentiment. A newspaper correspondent at the battle of Atbara tells a good story a bout a couple of Scotchmen. He was walk ing softly about tbe camp so as not to disturb the sleepers on the night before the fight when he overheard a senti mental Seaforth highlander say to a comrade: "Ah, Tarn, how many thousands there are at hame across the sea think ing o' us tbe nioht." "Right, Sandy," replied his chum, "and bow many millions there are that don't care a d n. Go to sleep, you fool." And silence fell upon tbat corner of rhn k .nun. Remarkable Rescue. Mrs. Michael Curtain, Plainfield, 111., makes the state ment that she caught cold, which settled on ber lungs; she was treated for a month by her family physician, but grew worse. He told her she was a hopeless victim of consumption, and that no medi cine could cure her. Her druggist sug- gestea ur. lung's Hew Jjlsoov-ry for Consumption ; she bought a bottle, and to her delight found herself benefitted from first dose. She continued Its use. and. after taking six bottles, found her self sound and well : now does her own housework, and is as well as she ever was. Free trial bottles of this Great Dis covery at E. K. Taft's Drug Store. Large uoiues ou cents ana sji. rj Hunt Hare Loved Him. Many stories bave been told of a Manchester man who is supposed to be tbe well, ii pot it humanely plainest man iu England. But we think tbe fol lowing is the f uuuieat ; "Mamma," a child was heard to say in an awestruck whisper, after a pro longed survey of the peculiar features of tbe guest, "that gentleman's mamma must bave loved children very, very much. "Why bo, mydear?" inquired the un suspecting parent. "Oh," returned the child in tbe samei audible whisper, " 'cause she brought him up. "Strand Magazine. "Our customers say you manufacture three of tbe best remedies on earth," said the mercantile firm of Haas, Hauls, Brim & McLain of Dawson, Ga.. In a recent letter to the Chamberlain Medicine Co. This Is the universal verdict. Chamber Iain's Pain Balm Is the finest preparation in the world for rheumatism, neuralgia, lame back, quirisey, sore throat, cuts, bruises, burns, scalds, pains and swell ings. A 25 cent bottle of this liniment in the bouse will save a great deal of suf fering. Buy it at the drug stores of E.K. Taft, Stafford Springs, and G. L. Phillips, ooutb Uoventry. . , , t tuewor ot too Douse went to Speaker Reed ouo day and said that he bad been selected by bis delegation to deliver a eulogy on a deceased member. "I did not know tbe member very well, remarked tbe congressman. "and so I thought I would ask you what I should say. "Well," said Mr. Reed, with bis in imitable drawl, "say anything except the truth." Washington Post Mr. C.B. Bush, president of tbe Gilmer county court, tells briefly .his experience with an epidemic of bloody flux in his family. He writes under date of October 8, 1896, at Auburn, W. Va. During the past summer we had three cases of bloody flux In our family which we cured In less than one week with Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrbcea Remedy. In some instances there were twenty hemorrhages a day." This remedy never fails to cure the worst cases of bloody flux and all bowel complaints, aod every family should keep it at hand. For sale by E. K. Taft, Stafford Springs, and G. L. PhlUlps, South Coventry. An laeobvealeat Parrot. Young Hankiuson (making a call) You bave bad tbat parrot a long time. Miss Laura? Miss Laura Yes, wa have bad him several years. "Quite intelligent, is be not?" "Very. He can imitate almost any thing. " Tbey bave a remarkably clever par rot over at the Caste'rlius, Miss Laura, It can imitate tbe sound of a kiss to perfection.- Is that among tbe accom plishments of our feathered friend here in tbe corner?" Miss Laura (indignantly) No, sir. He does not attempt an imitation of a sound he is not accustomed to hear. Mr. Hankiuson. The Parrot Wait, George, dear, till I take this bird out pf the room. Lou-Tit-Bit!?- a Worts Knowing. Thousands have found a friend in Bacon's Celery King. If you have nevei used this great specific for the prevailing maladies, Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Rheumatism, Costl ve il ess. Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Pros tration, Sleeplessness, and all diseases arising fr.m derangement of tbe stomach, liver and kidneys, we shall be pleased to give you a package of this nerve tonle free of charge. Large packages 50c. and 85o. E. K. Taft, Stafford Springs; W. P. Fuller, Somers. 1 Veterans In Congress. It is interesting to know just at this time that in tbe United States senate there are 19 senators who served in the Union army and 12 who served iu the Confederate army. There are 57 repre sentatives who served in the Union army and SO who are ex-Confederates. Kan sas City Journal. How to Cube a Cold. Simply take Otto's Cure. . We know of Its astonishing cures, and tbat it will stop a cough quick er than any known remedy. If you have Asthma, Bronohltis, Consumption or any disease of the throat and lungs, a few doses of this great remedy will surprise you. If you wish to try, call at our store and we will be pleased to furnish you a sample bottle free of cost. - Large bottles 50c. and 25o. E.K.Taft.Stafford Springs ; W. P. Fuller, Somers. ,) THE SOUTHERN CROSS. Cbi igingr Position In the Heavens of This CeleBrated Constellation. If Job were to rise from the dead and look upcii (ho heavens, says Professor J. J. tefe in The Atlantic, ha wnnlrl see the constellations related to one an other as of old, but he would find that the pole bad sbiftod its position among the stars, and if un immortal could wit ness the grand phenomenon wbich the precession of the equinoxes produces in about 12,900 vears he would find the heavens no altered that the former as pect could be recognized only by an un derstanding of the changes which had intervened. As Humboldt justlv remarks, the beautiful and celebrated constellation the Southern Cross, never KPf.n hv the present inhabitants of Eurooe and visible in the United States only on our southern coast, formerly shone on the shores of the Baltic, and can again be seen in that latitude in about 18,000 years. The cross will then be visihle on the shores of Hudson bay, but at pres ent it is going rapidly southward, and in a few thousand vears will be invisi ble even at tbe extreme point of Florida. in like manner the brilliant star Ca- nopus in the constellation Argo, situat ed some 37 degrees south of S iritis, is now visible in tbe southern portion of tne u niteu tatates. In about 1 2. 000 vears will cease to rise even in Central America. From the same cause, if Ptol emy were to again look upon the heav ens at Alexandria, he would be unahln to recognize Alpha and Beta Centauri, wmc-ii ne euy saw ana catalogued in the time of -idrian. At present these magnificent stars are just visible at the pyramids, near Cairo, and in a few more thousand years they can be seen by dwellers on the Nilo onlv in uDDer Egypt. Robbed the Grave. A startling inci dent, of which Mr. John Oliver of Phlla delphla. was tbe subject, is narrated by mm as ioiiows: 1 was in a most dread ful condition. My ekln was almost yel low, eyes sunken, tongue coated, pain continually in back and sides, no appe tite gradually growing weaker day by day. Three physicians had given me up. Fortunately, a friend advised trying 'Elec tric Bitters;' and, to my great joy and surprise, I he first bottle made a decided mprovenient. I continued their use for three weeks, and am now a well man. I know they saved my life, and robbed the grave of another victim." No one should fall to try them. Only 50 cents per bottle ar Hi. h. Tart's Drug store. 6 . The Uentle Barber. "The operation of shaving, " said the thin man. "is a constant source of won der to me. Just to think of a man run ning a keer. instrument over your face and taking nothing off but the beard 1" There was a pause, and then the thick faced man asked earnestly : " Would you kindly tell me the name of your gifted barber?" London Fun. A man in Virginia rode forty miles, to Fairfax Station, for the express purpose ot getting Ubamberlain's Uough Kemedy. and took home with him a dozen bottles of tbe medicine. Tbe druggist who re lates the Incident adds : "Your remedy seems to be a general favorite wherever known." Its effects are Indeed wonder ful In all lung and throat troubles. Pro. cure a bottle at the drug stores of E. K Taft, Stafford Springs, and G. L. Phillips South Coventry. Settled tbe Caae. "I was called upon in 1878 to defend a man who was charged with the most unusual misdemeanor I ever beard of any clerk entering on a court calendar, ' said a lawyer friend from tbe moun tains. "A young farm band came to me at tbe hotel where I was stopping, my home being in another town, but my practice extending to tbe county seat I was then in. The swain told me he bad been charged by a girl, to whom be bad been paying attention, with giving ber measles, she claiming that the disease, wbich had been epidemic iu tbe neigh borhood, had been communicated to ber by kissing her repeatedly while the d fendant was recovering from measles. Tbe girl's surly father sued tbe badly alarmed defendant for $50 damages, claiming he had expended that sum in doctor's bills for the afflicted daughter. My client pleaded guilty to kissing the plaintiff, but said he couldn't 'a' helped it ef he'd be'n a mind ter and insisted that he had never had measles. I tried the case before a kind hearted old squire, and after tbe court bad beard tbe testimony be delivered a long opin ion in wbich be held that a girl as pret ty as the plaintiff would make a boy risk measles and 'even dumb chills' to sip the sweets of her corallike lips. The judge's 'jolly' put both sides in good humor, and the defendant two weeks later married tbe plaintiff and settled tbe costs of tbe suit to appease the wrath tf ber father." Louisville Post. (Damn (Coolk. anything on a Vapor Stove bet ter than you can cook it on any stove Roast, Toast, Stew, Fry, Bake or Broil. The fire is al ways under perfect control. Never too hot or too cold. The meals are always right on time right in every way. There is less labor with a because it makes no dirt. There is less expense with a vapor stove because there is no waste. Stove gasoline is the cheapest, most efficient fuel science has ever discovered. Over 3,000,000 women are using it to-day with perfect comfort. Why don't yon? If roar dealer does not sen Vapor Mora and Stove OaaoUne. write to tne Standard OU Cainpenr. Near York City. HOME DYEING A Pleasure at Last, NEW STVLEJ YLE No Muss, No Trouble. ol i WASH ES and DYES i AT ONE OPERATION ..ANY COLOR. I The Cleanest, Fastest Dye for ; Soiled or Faded Shirt Waists, g ; Blouses, Ribbons, Curtains, Under- E (linen, etc., whether Silk, Satin, g Cotton or Wool. E Sold in All Colors by Grocers andmi Druggists, or mailed free for 15 cents; ; AtfdreM, THB MAYPOLE SOAP DEPOT. 5 iaooress, J no mA rmi.1 127 Damae Street, J Mew York. rartha TraMawnt and Car of LIQUOR, MORPHINE ana narcotic urug rtaoitt. Trained mala and female nurse. Bend for illuetnted Cfctalojrile. Telephone. Addr. DtL HOSE'S SAlrXTAKnm, r South Windham, Conn. STRICTLY 1U1K PARIS GREEN, Also "BUG DEATH." E. A. BUCK & CO'S Hardware, Paint and Oil Store. For a Perfect Complexion, and a Clear, Healthy Skin, n.se COSMO BUTTERMILK SOAP. SOLD BY ft. HEALD. SALESMEN Wanted on Salary or Coiuiulsaloo. Posi tion permanent tor men adapted to soliciting,, spring is the favorable time to commence. Write for panlcuiars. THE 11. G. CHASE CO., Nurserymen. 13 w Maiden, Mass. Window Screens, Screen Doors, Window Screening-. GOOD QUALITY. BEST ASSORTMFNT. LOW PRICES. E. A. BUCK & CO. Doors, Sash and Hardware. T RUSSES F you are afflicted with HERN IA go to HEALD'S. SfUehasa Full Line Of Penfleld' Celluloid Sealer's Bard Kublter. New York Elastic ana other makes. He guarantees satisfaction or no sale. FERTILIZERS I CRr-lnnil Innt. rara1vwl wi I ..v. i ii i .,,,11 n. iA J . . , ,u, v. ij . ii 1 .-X 1 1 IX lj LUC following prices : ureat eastern corn special, - $1.60 " " Potato and Vegetable, l.w) Lister's Success, - - . j " Special Potato, . . 1 35 " Ammonlated Dissolved Bone, 1.45 ' Crescent Bone Dust, - 1.30 ThMA Urn fltflnrioHl mvwla r ..i ..... .. " j .;...... v 1 1 v nil 1 1 vim 1 113 uiau ufacturers, and guaranteed equal to any of equa price. JOHN A. FOHTEK. 7a3m HOW TO MAKE MONEY! If you are out of employment and want a po Bltlon, paying you from 50 to $ 100 monthly fiear above expenses by working regularly, or. If you want to increase your present income from 300 to $500 yearly, by working at odd times, write the GLOBE CO., 783 Chestnut St.. Philadelphia, Pa., stating age, whether married or single, last or present employment, and you can secure a position with them by which you can make more money easier and faster than you ever made before lu your life. WRITE QJJICK OR YOU WILL HISS THE CHANCE AT THOSE o RGANS rrhL I 1st )HVlAYPOL0fj V SOAP ' i saa m x wm IWaVsasasMpa, PV- 1 mentioned last week. Home Second-Hand Upright Pianos, Good and Cheap Just Now. New Pianos, Carefully Selected, al way lor sale on easyaterms. Write me at MANSFIELD, CONN., And Inquire. C H. HOBBY.