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Dont be frightened by the tremend
ous formality that tho books talk
bout. In half an hour, if you arc pay
yourself, every constraint disappears
and Jollier companions could uot bo
found. They have that prnulne polite
ness that annihilates constraint, says a
writer in Temple Bar. Vull of tact
they do not press you with attention
or observe by tho slightest slfcn your
mistakes in language or etiquette, un
less your mistake is so obvious as to
make noa-observaucc forced.
I remember onco I vas endeavoring
to get hold of a ea-slug away in the
middle of the table; when I did (Trip it
with tho chopsticks I cut it in half; one
mlnnte; no notice. I pot one, and
dropped it half way: no remark, except
a lively continuation of the conversa
tion. I tried ujriln I was fond of
thorn. My under chopttlck slipped,
and I flipped the soup and half a ship
across the table. "Allow me," said my
host; "that's a slippery customer, but
far too good to let go for want of a
net," and he handed me one over in a
ipoon. "I am extremely fond of them
myself; but 1 never attempt the chop-
sticks. I like to get a good mouthful, I
to I use my spoon." Of course he had (
never done so in his life. Of course he I
commenced catinir them himself with I
a spoon. Fortunately I recollected a
pun on IjOjm and politeness, and
brought It out, full of wrong tones and
Wndified conceits. The most hearty
good mirth followed. The dinner was
as heartily enjoyable and full of real
fun and laughter as if we had been old
Canadians arc much gratified over
the fact thatCliarlcs Alexander, a Cana
dian politician, has inherited the Scot
tish earldom of Stirling.
So WEIX informed a man as James
Payn writes in the London Illustrated
News about "the state of Albany" and
its proposed legislation.
Eurnrss Fnr.ucntcK has a special
acrap book in which she collects nil tho
current anecdotes relating to members
of the Prussian and Knglish royal fami
lies. PmscESd Macd of Wales has led the
fashionable world in tho matter of
cycling. When on her machine she is
generally dressed In soma neat tailor
made costume, with a plain skirt, some
what similar to a riding habit.
The heart of King Louis XVII. of
France, which hns been for years in the
possession of M. Kdouard Dumont, of
Neullly, France, was recently delivered
with imprcshlvo ceremonies into tho
hands of Count Urbaindo Maillc, rcpro
sentlng the duke of Madrid.
Hood's Snraaparilla tones and strengthens
the dlgestlvo organs, creates an apiveUte,
and gives refreshing sleep. Kcmcinbcr
Is the one Truo Dlood rurlflcr.
Hood's Pills J5S.?1SSi;?SLplSnd
family caihjrtlc 25c
The Greatest Medical Discovery
of the Age.
DONALD KENNEDY, of ROXBURY, MASS.,
Has discovered In one of our common
pasture weeds a remedy that cures every
kind of Humor, from t.ie worst Scrofula
down to a common Pimple.
He has tried It In over eleven hundred
cases, and never failed except In two cases
(both thunder humor.) He has now In his
possession over two hundred certificates
of its value, all within twenty l.iiles of
Boston. Send postal card for book.
A benefit is always experienced Jrom the
first bottle, and a perfect cure is warranted
when the right quantity is taken.
When the lungs are affected It causes
shooting pains, like needles passing
through them; the same with the Liver or
Bowels. This Is caused bv the ducts be
ing stopped, and always disappears in a
week alter taking It. Head the label.
If the stomach is foul or biliou-t it will
cause squeamish feelings at first.
No change of diet ever necessary. Eat
the best you can get, and enough of it.
Dose, one tablespoouful in water at bed
time. Sold ty all Druccists.
Beecham's pills are for bilious
ness, bilious headache, dyspepsia,
heartburn, torpid liver, dizziness,
sick headache, bad taste in th
mouth, coated tongue, loss ot
appetite, sallow skin, etc., when
caused by constipation ; and con
stipation is the most frequent
cause of all of them.
Go by the book. Pills loc and 25c a
box. Book FREE at your druggist's or
write B. F. Allen Co s 365 Canal Street,
Annual sales more tain C.00O.000 boxes.
ASK YOUR DRUQQIST FOR
JOHN CARLB 4 SONS. New York.
FAR til F OR MIGHT TRADE FOR
rwn onLt cood farm.
TO UK III IX OOUD LOCATION,
XAS FAVORABLE LEAS, AND TRADE CAH EI
On. r U not drorrl.t and hae otntr bn'tne.s w alta
deataada all Itle time Hnall ea.h paymral Milhff ioi
aeonrlty for tilanc aprrt lQirt would Wae
rpld. rle of llr, T. Addre" U 't Ha.
Una-flat, EllU At. tlk lrr.l. Cklrao.lU.
H Bert Cocn fcjrup. Tu Good. Cm Q
B Id lima. Sold It droguu gf
THE GROUND CHERRY.
(It Value a a Frnlt It .Intt llrclnntnr- to
With many farmers the ground cher
ry is classed among the weeds, as it
jrows wild in many partsof the central
and western states. Its value as a
frnlt has not been generally appre
ciated and until the past few years it
was seldom seen in cultivation. An
Iraprovrd variety is now finding its
way in our scedmens catalogues, and
there is no doubt that it mill grow rap
Idly in favor. With me the improved
ground cherry has proven itself worthy
of a place In the garden. The plant is
quite hardy, nnd will thrive on any
soil where potatoes will grow. The
fruit when the husk has been removed
is a handsome yellow cherry of about
three-fourths of tin inch In diameter.
It has something of a strawberry fla
vor, and Is excellent cr sauce, pies, or
preserves. For winter uc the fruit
mrnovr.n oitorsn cui:itnr.
may be canned or dried. Or if kept in
a cool place in its husk the cherry will
keep plump and sound until December,
In growing ground cherries about
the same method is pursued ah in grow
ing tomatoes. The scedh are sown in
hotbeds, and the young plants arc not
taken to the garden until danger of
frost is past. The plant nre very
branching, most of the brncches taking
a lateral direction, almost touching the
ground. For this reason they should
be set not less than four feet apart
each way. There is need of extra care,
in keeping down the weeds during the
first half of the reason, for later on the
plants ore in the way of Mich work.
The ground cherry is wonderfully pro
lific Thu first ripe ones are gathered
about the first of August. After this
the fruit may be picked every two or
three da3's until cut off by frost. The
fruit drops off as soon as it is ripe, so
the most of the picking is done from
the ground. On good soil one may ex
pect to get a bushel from 18 or "0
plants, or from 180 to ISO bushels per
acre. American Agriculturist.
lie bare to Apply the Wntrr to the Itoota
ami Nut the I.-:ir.
It may be necessary to water the
vegetable plants before the end of the
season, but uvoid it as long us possible.
One watering makes u second one
necessary, nnd it must be continued
until the necessity ceases. If the
plants nre well advanced or full grown
a generous supply of water twice a
week is better than a sprinkling every
day. Do not use cold water on tho
plants. Fill n barrel full of water and
let It stand in the sun n day or two,
and it will then be about tho right
temperature. Apply the water to the
roots and not on the leaves.
A good plan is to follow the water
ing pot with the hoe, throwing a little
diy soil around tho plants. This will
prevent the surface from crusting over
nnd the soil will keep moist much
Young vegetable plants should be
watered every evening, if the weather
is dry, until the roots got a strong hold
of the soil. The watering should be
carefully done. Aim to keep a moist
condition of the soil but avoid satura
tion while the roots are tender. After
the plants hare a good start the water
lug may be less frequent nnd n greater
supply given at a time.
If your young plants are not doing
well revive them and hasten growth
by using a liquid manure prepared as
follows: Fill a tub or barrel half full of
raw stable manure and fill thu recep
tacle full of water. The manure will
absorb the water nnd more must be
added when necessary. List stand in
the sun twenty-four hours, then dip off
the liquid and apply to the plants.
This is an excellent preparation for
Mowers, roses, etc Quickness of growth
is essential to the quality and tender
ness of any vegetable. Uola Fay, in
Farm, Stock and Home.
ORCHARD AND GARDEN.
Stuav nutnv plants that grow best
this season bear best next year.
Good crops of fruit cannot be grown
on starved soil.
Tiik quickest and most satisfactory
results from ashes are usually obtained
on a sandy soil.
One of the best varieties, if not the
best, of fruit trees for roadside plant
ing it the cherryr
I'nut'KK balance of root and top
growth is essential in the selection of
trees for planting
The presence of ants on or about
trees may bo taken n. n good indica
tion that the tree is affected by disease
Tiik best currants, are grown on
wood of the previous season's growth.
Do not allow too many canes to grow.
Thin out the most unprou.istug ones.
XKVr.u prune the short spurs from
pear trees, as all fruit is borne upon
them, but remove all suckers from tho
body of the tree, Ub ulso all superiluous
A G00 grafting wax is made by tak
ing four parts of resin, two parts of
beeswax and one part tallow, by
weight, melting all slowly together
and mixing thoroughly,
I.v many situations where growing of
any kind of cultivated crops would be
impossible the growing of tree fruits
could readily bo made profitable more
to than almost anything else.
Tiik summer pruning of raspbetries
should consist mainly of pinching out
the growing point of each cane when it
reaches the height of about three feet.
This causes branches to start out be
low. Youso grafted trees should be looked
nf ter now. Sprouts will often start up
from tho slock and If allowed to grow
will rob t?e grafts. Go over them
carefully and rub them off. St. Louis
.Irronllnr In a Wrll-Known Texan, II
Taj KirrtHllnRljr Well.
Iajw prices of farm products and kin
dred ills are having a depressing effect
upon the minds of cultivators of the
soil, and thoughtful men are now more
than ever before considering how and
what crops to grow for profit.
In suclt trying periods, believing
that much good Is sometimes accom
plished br directing attention to new
channels of Industry, I herewith pre
sent some suggestions for the benefit
of any who may feel disposed to test
them. In 1670, while living at Little
Rock, Ark., I wrote a few articles foi
the local pres calling attention to the
adaptation of her soil and climate U
fruit culture. I also engaged in it my
self and was the first man who evet
shipped a grope from that state to a
northern market. It is now a great
satisfaction to inc to say I have lived
to sec her fruit interest developed un
til It Is probably worth millions of dol
lars annually. Again, since I have
been a citizen of tills state, I called at
tention to the pecan nut in connection
with nut culture, and, aided by some
more able minds, we gave an impetus
to nut culturo that will ultimately
prove of value to some people in nearl;
every stole in the union and to quite
u number in foreign lands.
Hut the object of this letter is to call
attention to ginseng culture. This lit
tle plant l.sodapted to a wider rnugc ol
soil and climate than any other one
thing I know of. It is a beautiful
plant; no prettier thing was ever pui
In a llowcr pot. Its eulden leaves ie
autumn; its creamy white blossoms,
followed by spikes of fiery red seed
pods, renders it a very striking thing.
Florists should all grow It as a pol
plant; It would add much beauty to t
garden border and would flourish oc
the shady side of a spreading rose ot
shrub, and as a field crop its capabili
ties arc bimply immense. I plant one
foot apart each way, say forty-fom
thousand plants per acre, then mulct
the entire surface to a depth of four 01
five Inches and the field work Is done
I never cultivate or stir the soil in an)
way. At three years the plants com
mence to bear seed, and the older thej
get the more seed they bear; it woulc
pay well at present as u seed croj
alone. Tho seed would fetch almost
any price one would ask; they an
worth their weight in gold. At foui
yenrs the roots are considered suf
iiciently matured to dig. About tweu
ty-Uve well grown roots will make 1
pound when dry, and the price is fron
two dollars to three dollars and a lial
per pound. In view of the fact tha'
the plant is yearly getting scarcer ant
the price udvancing and likely to do si
for many years, it occurs to me tha:
any careful cultivator of average in
tclligencu could add greatly to his In
come by judicious planting and man
agement of tills crop. L. D. Shrews
bury, Sherman, Tex., in Webteri
NEW JERSEY'S ROADS.
Many 3111c Were Alacuilamlted L'niln
thff Township llomlinc Act.
Before state or county nld was ex
tended for the construction of stoni
roads in New Jersey the furmers o
Chester, liurlingtou county, got thi
notion they would bankrupt them
selves if they put down macadam roads
Two citizens knew differently and of
fercd to build the roads for S3, 400 pel
mile. Farmers believed stone roadt
would cost SC.O0O or 57,000 per mile
Finally the town was bonded for 40,
000 for JU miles of roads. To carrj
the election in favor of bonding, out
lying roads were included, makint
11H miles. The two citizens brough i
the stone by rail many miles, carted i
overland in wagons, took as salary
81,000 for the four months' job, returnee
223 to the town treasury and bull'
the IIS miles of road. The cost wa
S3, -(CO per mile, and all the stone haulet
long distances, the biggest item o
cost. These roads were built
years ago and have not been repalret
since except to bo rolled each spring
by a 3 ton horse roller. The bonds
are paid at the rate of 81,000 per yeai
and the burden of taxation is insignia
cant. Nearly all the farmers use nar
row tire wagons, although cngincen
say they should use wide tires. A loat
or 4 tons, including weight of wagon
is common. The builder rccommcndec
nn expenditure of SAO per year on eacl
mile, but to-day with narrow tires nnr
heavy loads there Is no pcrceptibh
evidence of wear. Bulletin 0, Ofllco o.
feplcmllil Device for Curttnc l'lants fron
One l'lure to Another.
During the season of plant setting 1 1
light barrow is a convenient help it j
carting the plants from the greenhousi
or frames to the garden or field Ii t
OAHDEN- WIIKKU1 ARROW. I
many cases wo have much soil on tin ,
roots of plants. On uu ordinary wheel
barrow the plants are subjected t ,
many jnrs and often hard knocks '
which are liable to loosen the soil anc I
perhaps shake it all off. A correspond '
cnt suggests the device here illus j
tratcd as meeting the objection. Thi I
two pieces on which the box rest'
should be of white ash or hlckery
giving the box when loaded an easj
spring. The advantages of this con
tri wince are easily understood, and thi
whole construction is too plain to nee
lengthy description. Flats containin
tomato, pepper, and egg plants, etc
may be loaded right into the box ant
carted to the field without much shak
ing. American Gardcuing.
flue WurUB flutter No l'ariil;w.
"Roads nre the connecting links tha'
bind communities together iu unity o
spirit. They are the ways by w'hicl
men have advanced and will ever ad
vunce who wish to leave some w orthj
memorial to posterity," Pudge.
Roods nre roads, and the majority o
them mighty mean ones. They maj
be the connecting links nut if all tin
links of life were of a like charactei
the connection wouldn't amount t
much, and would be mud at that
Roads are like communities, and an
what the people make them. True
the world was not made in a day. an
all things had a beginning; but some
timesone thinks, in traveling ovcrou.
country roads, "this is a pretty old be
ginning," and "a tough cne. too."
Colman's Rural World.
A SLAVE FK0JI BOYHOOD.
(FromVuTttd Iflnc, Aflrtn., tlipvUtran,)
"I am now twenty-four years old,' said
Edwin Bwaaton, of White Rock, Goodhue
county, Mian., to a Jltpibtlean representa
tive, "and as you can teo I am not very
largo of stature. Vhea I was eleven years
old I became afflicted with a sickness which
baffled tho skill and knowledge of the
physician. I was not taken suddenly ill,
but on the contrary lean hardly stato tho
exact time when It began. The first symp
toms wero pains in my back and restless
nlchts. The disease did not trouble mo
much at first, but It seemed to havo settled I
la my body to stay, and my bitter expert- I
enco during the lat thirteen years proved I
that to be the rase. I was of course a j
child, and never dreamed of tho suffering
in storo for me. I complained to my par
eats and they concluded that in time- I '
would outgrow my trouble, but when they j
McdiM iiiu KruamuK uuunu uaj sic.-) imcj
becamo thoroughly alarmed. Medical ad
vlco was sought but to no avail, I grew
mntdlr wnnn iinil was soon unable In mora
about and finally becamo confined contln-!
u&lly to my bed. The best doctors that could
bo had wero consulted, but did nothing for
me. I tried various kinds of extensively
advertised patent medicines with but the
"For twclvo long years I was thus a suf
ferer, in constant ugony without respite,
abscesses formed on my body in rapid suc
cession and tho world indeed looked very
dark to me. About this time when all hope
was gone and nothing seemed left but to re
sign myself to my most bitter fate my at
tention was called to Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Palo People. Like a drowning
man grasping at astra'v,ln sheer despera
tion I concluded to mako 0110 more attempt
not to regain my health (I dare not to
hone so much; but If possible to ease my
"I bought a bor of tha pills and they
seemed to do mo good. I felt encouraged
and continued their use. After taking six
boxes I was up and ablo to walk around tho
house. I have not felt so well for thirteen
years as during the past year. Only one
year havo 1 taken Dr. Williams Pink Pills
and I am able now to do chores and attend
to light duties.
"Do I hesitate to let you publish what I
have saldl No. Why should 11 It Is the
truth and I am only too glad to let other
sufferers know my experience. It may help
those whose cup of misery is as full to-day
as mlno was in the past."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in neon
densed form, ail tho elements necessary to
give new Ufa and richness to the blood and
restore shattered nerves. They are also a
specific for troubles peculiar to females,
such as suppression, irregularities and all
forms of weakness. They build up tho
blood, nnd restore the glow of health to
pale nnd sallow cheeks'. In men they effect
a radical euro in all cases arising from
mental worry, overwork or excesses ot
whatever nature Pink Pills are sold In
boxes (never in loose bulk) at &0 cents a
box or six boxes for i"2.fi0, and may bo had
of nil druggists, or direct by mall from Dr.
WllHamsVMedlclue Company, Schenectady,
Mi.t.n. Louise Iiir-EitiALi, daughter
of Marquis Imperial!, who was long
charge d'affaires of Italy at Washing
ton, was married at Brussels recently
to Count de Liedcrkerke.
Death duties In England aro leading
people to dispose of their property so
ns to avoid taxation. The lntc dowager
duchess of llucclcugh's personal estate
was sworn to for probate as being
P.vniB courts have at last decided
that concierges are liable for damages
if they say anything nbout the private
life or business relations of the tenants.
They can only give information about
LErnosr is increasing in Ireland in
an alarming manner, according to the
Jesuit missionary, Father Svcinsson.
Last year a Danish physician, sent by
the government, examined one-third of
the island and found 141 lepers.
I.V 1609 tho inhabitants of Saybusch,
Galicia, received the right of "prevent
ing the residence of Jews in their midst."
A Jew recently tried to violate this priv
ilege by forcing lits way into it, nnd
was, naturally, violently resbted, but
the persons objecting wero punished
by tho government.
A MUSICAL MELANGE.
The chief marks of age in Adcllna
Pntti ure observable about her throat
and chin. In other respects her per
sonal appearance is that of a woman
twenty yenrs younger than sho is.
Mr. Ai.ick Maclean's prize opera,
"Petruecio,' has been performed at
Covent Garden. "The reflection that
there exist no fewer than forty-two
works of Inferior merit," says tho
Times, "is one that may well appall tho
most sanguine believer iu English art.'
Four autograph pieces -of music by
Mozart were sold for W18 in London re
cently; Beethoven's autograph, "Three
Songs of Goethe," 1810, for ( 185; a quar
tette by Spohr for WO; a fragment of a
trio by Schubert for $52, the prico also
paid for two polonaises by Chopin.
Ox midsummer's day at Copenhagen
the court musicians, from n balcony
of the royal palace, play airs ou the
"Lurcn," the prehistoric Scandinavian
metal horns kept in the museum. They
arc found in the moors, always in pairs,
ono in tune with thu other. They are
generally seven feet long, and are be
lieved to be nt least 2,000 years old. A
few years ago it Was found that they
could still be played on.
ON AMERICAN FARMS.
TnE value of tho Texas live stock in
the census year was $103,259,503.
It is estimated that our farmers have
$250,000,000 Invested in hens.
ICajcsas has 7,201 acres planted in
barley, which produced 105,715 bushels.
Tun value of tho apples exported by
our fanners last year was $242,010.
Tec enumerators of the last censu?
reported forty-seven frog farms.
The farmers of our country raised in
1SS9 2,812,437 bushels of Canada peas.
The sugar maple of the United States
yielded In 1S03 3,220,000 pounds.
Arkansas tins 100 ceres planted In
barley, with a product of 994 bushels.
Missouri raised In 1890 450,831 bush
els of flaxseed nnd 1,45$ pounds of fiber.
Most of the beet sugar made in this
country Is manufactured in California.
Kansas raised in 1690, 994,127 bushels
of flaxseed uud S0.00S pounds of fiber.
Ar.lzo.VA has the smallest number of
Improved acres on her farms, 104, 123.
Tnu egg product pf this country b
estimated at $150,000,000 per annum.
Pt'scu, Bart., it la now, as Lord Roto
bcry has made Mr. W. Agneso, Its pro
prietor, who la also a picture dealer, a
H. Rider Uaooard Is a dog fancier,
being especially fond of uglier brceda
such as pugs and bulldogs.
Is the inventory of Prof. John Stuart
Blackleg estato the copyright amount
only to $420; "Self Culture" if valued tt
$250, "The wisdom of Goethe" at tlOO,
"The Laya of tho Highlands" at $25,
and "The Scottish Highland" at onj
IT WAS MARIE'S MIRROR.
And She Uot It luck at Her Weddlne
Young Mr. Smithers, having eaten
an excellent dinner, sat down to smoke
a good cigar while his wife ran up
italrs to make her toilette for the
So peaceful was his state of mind
that he did not even fook accusingly
at his watch when, after the premised
"minute" dropped into sixty, she en
Icrcd the room.
"Seems to me that you arc looking
very nice to-night, my dear," he re
marked. "1 am so glad you think so, ray dar
ling. Of course I care more for your
admiration than that of anyone else.
Besides, the Skinners' sit right behind
us this evening, and this dress will
give her a bad headache before the
second act is half over."
Mr. Smlthers looked anstous. "Se
this is new, is it? Wasn't the old one
"N-not quite, my dear. Besides, 1
1 earned the money for this ono my
"But how did you earn "
"Oh. after you left, I fell to think
ing what a lot of money twenty-fivt
dollars was to spend upon a wedding
present for Mnrle when I really needed
so many things. Then an idea struck
me. I remembered all those prcttj
things I found in your big trunk nftei
wc were married the ones thathorric
girl, whoever she was, sent back whet
the engagement was broken. 1 wouldn't
have one of them myself, but 't seemed
a pity for them to lie there, so I wen)
up stairs and looked them all over,
selected that lovely sliver-backed mir
ror and cleaned it up until it lookcl
just like new; end then I "
"Sold it to buy the dress. I seel''
"Nothing of the kind. I bought tin
dress with the money you gave me
The mirror I sent to Marie with oui
best wishes. Won't she be surprised
why, Freddie, are you ill?"
"Not nt all, my dear. You nre quite
right; Marie will, no doubt, be mucV
surprised, for, you see, she herself wa
the girl who returned those presents
that is all. Baltimore Herald.
WHAT SLEEP WILL DO.
Watch Children Tint Thfj Do Not Annnii
Sleep is regarded as the time wher
only good arrives to the sleeper, and
In the case of adults tills is so; with
children, however, the matter is dif
fcrenL The actual fact of sleep i
good, but the manner of sleep is not
always so by any means, for during
these periods of repose a child may
contract a habit of position which will
caust a lasting deformity.
In the first place, children are often
put to sleep always upon the same side.
The mothers find them less restless so,
and thoughtlessly lay tlicm that way.
Sometimes this restlessness is caused
by physical defects, but it mainly arises
from habit No creature on earth is
more liable to habits than a tiny, soft
baby that you wouldn't think could
possess any distinct quality. A mother,
for some reason peculiar to herself,
finds it most convenient to place her
little one on its left side, we
will say, for aliout three days; when
the fourth day arrives Master Baby de
cides that there is something wrong if
he be put upon his right side, nnd
forthwith begins to squirm and twist
until he fidgets himself awake. Mamma
places him on the other side and lie
serenely settles himself.
Constanly lying on one side will
make a difference in the size of the
limbs upon that side, and will even
cauc that side of the face to remain
smaller than the other. Children will
also draw up one leg in their sleep.
This, too, becomes a fixed habit, and
by the time the child lias letuned to
walk, a difference in the length of the
two lower limbs will be noticed, a mis
fortune which might have been avoid
ed had the mother been careful to
watch the habits of the sleeping baby.
In the bringing up of children it is
not so much the care over larger things
that counts, but the constant watcli
fulness against the "little fires that
destroy the vines." St Louis Repub
lic The Sclentino Spirit.
A well-known Bohemian visited his
friend. Prof. Price, at the latter's lab
oratory. The professor was examining
a dark-brown substance spread on pa
per. "Say, Petie. would you kindly let me
place a little bit of this on your tongue?
My taste has become so vitiated by
tasting all sorts of things."
"Certainly," responded the ever-accommodating
Petie, thrusting out his
The professor took up a little of tho
substance under analytis and placed it
an Petie's tongue. He worked it around
for fully a minute, tnsting it much as
lie would a fine confection.
"Note any effect?" inquired the pro
fessor. "No, none."
"It doesn't paralyze or prick your
"Not that I can detect"
"I thought uot There are no alka
loids in it, then. How docs it taste?
"Bitter as the dickens."
"Ura-m; all right"
"What is it.anyway?" inquired Petie
as he spat out the hold-over taste.
"I don't know. That's what I'm
trying to find out Some one has been
poisoning horses with it over at the
Petie rushed to the telephone and
called up a veterinary surgeon. Sau
lilt Own lUrber.
Figg I should think you would find
it a terrible bore to shave yourself.
Fogg On the contrary, I enjoy it.
All I have to do is to ask myself if 1
will have a hair cut, a sea foam and a
shampoo; whether I will have ray mus
tache dyed or curled, and whether I
have a razor that wants to be put in
order; and then I fill the rest of the
time Snan Interesting conversation with
myself in regard to all kinds of thinge
which I know nothing about Why, I
assure you, I hardly know the differ
ence from being in a barbershop.
Taking No Chanre.
"No, sir," said Charon, positively
"you can't get In here."
As the disappointed shade moved
away from the gang-plank, one of thr
"It seems too bad to discriminate
against anybody in that way."
"I know it does," Charon replied,
"but I hare to do it He's the bloom
ing idiot who rocked the boat in tb
other world." Life.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.-Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Joseph Manuel, aged ninety-eight,
nnd his wife, aged ninety-six, havo just
elebrated nt Kcnnebunkport, Me., the
seventy-fifth anniversary of their wed
ding. Mr. P.. -L. Death, of Philadelphia,
always creates a sensation when ho
writes his name in a hotel register.
Despite his melancholy name, ho Is
said to bo a man of genial tempera
ment Rev. Father Field, a young Oxford
bred ritualistic Episcopal clergyman,
is devoting his life to work in tho ncgrc
slums of Boston. Ho celebrated hi
birthday, July 10, by giving a gigantic
picnic to th j colored children of Boston.
Mrs. Zoe Marcoe, aged seventy
years, of Fond du Lac, Wis., has just
brought suit for breach of promise ol
marriage ngalnst Francis Pellant, aged
cighty-ono years, of Martinctte. Mr.
Pellant avers he is and nlwayn ha?
been ready to marry the lady, but
there seems to bo somo difficulty inter
posed by his children.
The late Gen. Green Clay Smith wat
a man of plain, blunt speech, but he
had the qualities that make a typical
Kentuckian so attractive and agreeable
a companion tact, great personal mng
nctism and the disposition and ability
to tell a good story. While ho was in
congress he was presented with n gold
headed cane by his colleagues ns the
handsomest man and ablest speaker Id
TRAINING A PARROT.
A ret Alwnjn Aniutlns nnd Which LItci
m Lone at Ills llter.
As a household pet the parrot with
justice ranks a paramount favorite.
Possessed of brilliant plumage, endowed
with speech, he Is gifted with Intel
ligence and understanding almost hu
man. Tho parrot, properly cared for,
says the New York Observer, lives from
fifty to one hundred years, and thus,
with his Increasing wisdom and reper
toire of words, can be passed from
father to son ns a valuable heirloom.
That he dies young under the too lov
ing care of his foolish masters, who in
sist upon overfeeding him, and expos
ing him to draughts and sudden changes
of atmosphere, is but another reminder
that the care of pets demands Intel
ligence as well as affection.
Tho African gray parrot and tho
Mexican green aro the two standard
favorites. They are excellent talkers
and whistlers, nnd learn to sing both
words and music of popular ballads.
The proper time for tho instruction of
parrots Is the three hours immediately
following sunrise and the three before
sunset They must bo taught with the
utmost patienco by a constant repeti
tion of the same phrase, and 6hould be
rewarded by a bit of apple or fruit from
tho mouth. Tho best work is done
after the bird's affection and confidence
are gained. Occasionally a bird will
remain persistently dumb and ctupid
for eight or even ten months, and then,
to the surprise of its delighted teacher,
break out into speech nnd song, chuck
ling with vicious delight at the merry
Irlsk it has played.
To G. A. II. XAtlnnil ISnc-itnipment, Louis
1 1ll.-. Kj-., .vt-ntriiilirr 11, IS nnd 13.
On September sth to Uth, Inclusive, tho
Louisville, EvansUllc tc St Louis Consoli
date Itallro.id ("AlrLliie") will sell tickets,
good returnlnp until October Mh, ls9."i Tlio
rate via tho "Air Line" liarelv amounts to
ono cent per mile. Tills lino Is makini; spe
cial preparations to afford visitors splendid
equipment and unexcelled sen-ice, besides
It is tho shortest route, by 53 miles, botuecn
St. Ijuls and IxduUvHIc, and makes the
Sec that your tickets read via "Air Line."
H. A. CAiirnELi., G. I A..
St Louis, Mo.
Don't go Into ecstasies, my son, over a
young woman who "has a secret charm
nbout her." Sho won't keep It any more
than any other secret. Boston Transcript.
Dors Ie Chew or SmoUeT
Ifso,itisonlyaquestlonof time when bright
ejes grow dim, manly steps loso firmness,
anil tho vigor and vitality so enjoyable now,
will be destroyed forever. Get u book, titled'
"Don't Tobacco Spit or Smoko Your Life
Away," and learn how No-To-Bac' without
Ehysical or financial rlslc, cures tho tobacco
abit, brings back tho vigorous vitality that
will make you both happy. Ko-To-Bac sold
and guaranteed to curo by Drucgists every
where. Book free. Ad. Bterllng Remedy
Co., New York City or Chicago.
His tonguo dropped manna, and could
mako tho worse upear the better reason to
lcrplex and dash maturest counsels. Mil
ton. Fair Sailing throusb life for the person
who keeps in health. With a torpid liver
and the impure blood that follows it you
are an easy prey to all sorts of ailments.
That "used-up" feeline is the first warning
that your liver isn't doing its work.
That is the time to take Dr. Tierce's Gold
en Medical Discovery. As an appetizing,
restorative tonic, to repel disease and build
up the needed flesh and strength, there's
nothing to equal it It rouses every orsran
into healthful action, purifies and enriches
the blood, braces up the whole system, and
restores health and vigor.
j How it looks,
1 to the "Women wrm wnen wlt-Vi Pflorlin, ...
I , "- . s. vatiiuc, W11CI1
I X tnr'VQPrt n U'nmin ,..nl:. : .1 1.1 r i i
i x j - ..w.wu.i uauui in uieuiu-iasnionea
.-- waywthsoap- rubbing the clothes to pieces,
in cV rubbing away her strength, wearing herself
VJ u ."- w,v-' "it
, me women,
v 5ssss- tr
ki Vi ,
CAuruon nnd gun cotton nre the chief,
constituents of celluloid goods.
The sparks that fly off when a pleco
of metal is ground on nn emery wheel
are due to the burning in ulr of mlnuto
particles of the metal.
A Swiss scientist has been testing tho
presenco of bacteria in the mountain,
air, and finds that not n single mlcrobo
exists above an altitude of two thou
In the June Astrophysical Journal,
II. Ebert concludes that the tempera
ture of the interior regions of the sun
is in rourd numbers 40,000" C. This
agrees well with previously determined
Pnor. Rausay will soon have fresh
facts of interest to announce regarding
the new elements argon nnd helium.
He recently tested several chlppinga'
from meteorites and found both ele
ments present in nil of them.
A medical paper says a sneeze Is in
stantaneously dispelled by pressing tho
finger upward against the division of
the nose nt tho point where the upper
lip inside joins the gum. Another plan
is to expire all the air possible from tho
lungs the moment you perceive indica
tions of a sneeze.
The Sworn Tormentors
Of the BpanWi Inquisition never indicted
tortures moro dreadful than those endured
1 a (..! rs.9 l.illn,mntnii rlinnmnllcm
Thochronic form of this obstinate umlodyis
sumctpntiypuiniui. jrrcsi it at mo uin,
with Hostel tcr's Stomach Bitters and avoid
remove malaria nnd kidney complaints, uys-
... .1 .!.. u .. r .. a wni a n...l hal..
PCPSIU, LUnSUPailUIl, Uaiuunuina uuv. ,i-
ralgla, remedy debility and hastens conva
In view of the extraordinary high prico
of coal oil, Laura," said George, "don't you
think I'd better aw turn tho gas a llttlo
lower!" Chicago Tribune.
Svooos "Was it not disRraceful tho way
Smlggs snorrd in church to-day I" Stuggs
' I sliould think it was. Why, I10 woke us
Tho Most l'leasnnt Way
Of preventing tho grippe, colds, headaches,
and fevers is to uso the liquid laxative rem
edy Syrup of Figs, wheneer the system
needs n gentle, yet effective cleansing. To
he benefited ono must get tho true remedy
manufactured by thi California Fig Syrup
Co. only. For ealo by all druggists In 60c.
and tl bottles.
"When aro youcomlngout with mo. Muti
ny I" "Not this morning, darling, l'vo too
much to do!" "Oh, but j ou must Munny.
I'vo already put it in lny new diary that
you did l'
Do Von Dcnlro to Adopt a Child T
Address tho International Children's
Home Society, 231 La Salle St, Chicago, Il
linois, Hev. Dr. Frat.k M. Gregg, General
Manager. Such a child as you may desire,
of any age, will bo sent you on ninety das'
CitiMsovnr.tK (at dinner) "My dear, it it
all very well for you to ia o a fondness foi
feathers, but I wish you hail not carried
your fondnes so far as to put them in the
chicken soup." Yonkers Statesman.
For Whooping Cough, Piso's Curo is a
successful remedy. M. P. Dieter, OTThroop
Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. II, 14.
Sue "Oh. gracious 1 My Trllbv is
Svent.-alied." He "What!" She "My foot
is fast asleep." Philadelphia Itccord.
Half-ccred eruptions will return. Eradi
cate them with Glenn's Sulphur Soap.
Bill's Ualr and Whisker IJye, 50 cents.
Max must be disappointed with tho lesser
things of life before ho can comprehend the
full value of the greater. Bulwcr.
Hsll'i Cfttnrrh Care
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Look out for Number 2 your wife. Irri
I could pet reliel
from a most hor
rible blood dis
ease I had spent hundreds of dollars
trying various remedies and physi
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my hair came out, leaving me
perfectly bald. I then went to
Hoping to be cured by this celebrated
treatment, but very soon became disgvstec
and decided to try S.S.S. The effect wai
truly wonderful. I commenced to recovei
at once, and after I had taken twelve bot
ties I was entirely cured cured by S.S.S
wnen tue worm
Springs had failed.
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TH? RISING SUN
STO'a POLISH in
cakeJ for gencrsl
blacking of a stove.
THE SUN PASTE
POLISH for a quick
applied and pol
Ubcd with a cloth.
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SAJ.H.K HUE critn Tor I'lln to inr ad
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THEN WHITING TO AllVEItTISKItS PLEASE
Mat tint y.o uw th, AdTarlluaunt U tUa
wasiiuoara to tnese Hear -
fresh from easy washing, she
ncu a iuoi s ran nnnvnrc
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everything s in favor of Pearline
easier work, quicker work, better
work, safety, economy. There's
Nnoc one tnmg against it; What's
the use of washing in the hardest
i way, wnen it costs more money ? m