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IIKYOM). It Boemt'th such a little way to mo Across to that strange country, the Beyond; And yet not strange, for it has grown to he The home of those of whom I am bo fond; They make it weem familiar and most dear, As journey liijj; friends brin? distant countries near. So eloe it lies that when my sight is clear I think I see the bright and gleaming strand ; I know, I feel, that those who've gone from here, , Come near to me as if to touch my hand; I often think, hut for our veiled eyes, AVe should find heaven right around us lies. I cannot make it seem a day to dread, When from this earth home I shall Journey out To that still'dearer country of the dead, And join the lost ones so long dreamed ahout. I love this world, yet shall I love to go And meet the frieiids, who wait for me, I know. And so for me there is no sting to death, And so therave has lost its victory; It is but crossing with a bitted breath, And white, set face, a little strip uf sea, "To find the loved ones waiting on the shore, More beautiful, more precious, than be fore. Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The Vower of a Smile. A young man was once confined in u dark chamber by a long and gainful illness. The inmates of the house were distant relatives, and seemed to think that they were do ing their whole duty toward the friendless youth by allowing him to remain there. They seldom went into hU room, and his attendant was asadfaced old woman who never smiled. The young man became despond ent and resolved to commit suicide. While he was writing a note telling his reasons for ending his life, a knock was heard upon the door and a sweet-faced lady entered. She was a neighbor, and hearing of his illness had sought him out. She smiled so sweetly that even be fore she spoke the young man gave up the idea of the crime which he had contemplated. She 6poke en couraging words to him, and when -she placed her soft hand upon hU (hot forehead in a motherly way, he (broke down and sobbed like a child, fthe smiled again and knelt in silent prayer by his bedside, with the sweet love-token by which God spoke to him still glowing upon her bright womanly face. In that holy silence all his bitterness of soul left him, and there came an intense de sire to seek and find Christ. The repentant one felt the presence of God's Spirit, and his hungry soul cried out for rest and peace. Ere the smile faded from the upturned face of the Christian woman the loving Savior had entered the open door of the seeking soul. In a week's time the young man left the dim chamber of pain and went out into the great world to do the Mas ter's work. American Messenger. WHEN I II AVE TIMK. 'When I have time, so many things I'll do 'To make life happier and more fair 1'or those whose lives are crowded now with care. I'll help to lift thorn from their low de spair, When I have time. ' When T have time, the friend I love so well Shall know no more these weary toil ing days; I'll lead her'feet in pleasant paths al ways, And cheer her heart with words of sweetest praise, When I have time. "When you have time! The friend you hold so dear May be beyond the reach of your sweet intent ; May never know that you so kindly meant To till her life w ith sweet content, When you had time. Now is the time ! wait Ah, friend, no longer To scatter loving smiles and words of cheer To those around whose lives are now so dear; They may not meet you in the coining year Now Is the time. Selected. The Season's Skirts. Much more depends on the skirt than most people realize. The Signals ! ' Symptoms are signals. Some dyspep tic signals are short breath, palpitating heart, rapid pulse, cold hands and feet, dizzy, swimming head, spots before thi eyes, and nervous forebodings. Dyspepsia is an affection of the diges tive organs ; is complicated in its nature, and its symptoms are so many and mis leading that most dyspeptics imagint themselves suffering from an entirely different ailment. Dr. Deane's Dyspepsia Tills one immediately after each meal caust these signals to disappear. Dr. Deane's Dyspepda Pills for sale m drug lgi', 15 nd 50 cnt. Whin wrapper if con.tip.ted, tycllvw U bowel are loote. DR. J. A. DEANE CO., K!nEton, N. Y. Are you out of .sorts? Try Deane's (Dyspepsia J 1 smartest costume ever designed is a failure if the skirt fits or hangs bad ly, and all the expensive trimming in the world cannot give the desired effect, or rather cover up the defect, if there is an awkward droop down at the sides, a "hitch up" in the front breadth or a lot of ugly wrink les over the hips. Clever dressmakers have discov ered that a well hung skirt is bound to give satisfaction, and the success ful establishments make a specialty of the skirt cutter, who is generally a different individual from the one who fits the waist. This position commands invariably a high salary, and Is considered to be one or the most responsible. The changes in skirt fashions from year to year are sometimes so trifl ing as to appear unessential, but the inch on a man's nose is more con spicuous than the inch added to or taken away from front or side breadths, and a gore more or less produces a revolution in the femi nine mind that sometimes works strange results. To the uninitiated there is not a marked change in the style since last season, but th(He who know about such things know that the front breadth is entirely differ ent. On some skirts it is quite nar row; on others narrow at the top and widening gradually to the bottom of the skirt. Circular side pieces and two straight breadths in the back and all the fullness thrown well back and gathered into a small space are some of the new points to be noticed. Four and a half to- five yards is thi popular width, and the material is not made up with the lining, but hangs loose, and the lining is faced and stiffened, while the skirt itself is only hemmed or faced. Circular sides require darts on the hips, and great care must be taken with these same darts or they will stick out in a most ungraceful and unbecoming way. When the fullness at the back is arranged in plaits, the plaits must turn over, not under, so as to throw out the skirt and not drag it in. and there must also be plenty of ma terial in the circular sides, so there will be no ugly draw toward the back. Plain and trimmed skirts are both in fashion, but the trimmed ones are at present considered the smartest. In plain cloth costumes the braid is the favorite trimming, but in other materials milliner's folds, black velvet ribbon, ruffles and flounces are all used of course, not together. The black velvet ribbon trimming adds greatly to the cost of the gown, for so many yards of it are required to give the. desired effect; but on a black taffeta, for instance, it does look so smart that it is bound to be come popular. The milliner's folds also require a great deal of material, and take a long time to put on, but they, too, add to the beauty of a gown. These folds, like the velvet, are cleverly arranged so that they slope upward a little, and the top ones reach to the belt in the back, but are quite far down in front. Nine folds are considered necessary to the welfare of any skirt, but fewer can be put on, and, of course, will not make the skirt so heavy, for small and light as they look they add appreciably to the weight. There is a great, effort to introduce overskirts, but the fashion has not been adopted as yet. Accordlan plaited skirts are very popular at present. We may expect many and varied styles in the trimming of thin dress skirts. New Collar. There are various new modes in collars, all more or les suited to the stock tie, varying in the depth of the turnover hand and in the brsadth of opening at the front. The girls who can becomingly wear these severe and masculine collars and ties are to be envied by those unfortunates who are so strictly feminine that they are forced to adorn themselves with frivolous neck fixings, which, though pretty, are not up to the standard of the linen collars. The sash cravat is a favorite tie, in spite of the difficulty every woman finds in tying it to her satisfaction ; it is wide as the ordi nary sash, built of heavy satin, figured or plain, plain preferred, brought twice around the linen col lar, crossed in front and fastened with a scarf pin. This form of tie is especially smart when worn with the linen shirt front and tailor made costume. An odd collar has a straight band of linen topped by a round ruching of muslin; ft is neither pretty nor becoming and will be popular only with those who seek for novelties. The extremely broad collar is less in favor than formerly. The style proved becoming to very few, and those only with long, slender throats, such as few women have. The single straight band, with points in dicated at the front, instead of sharply turned over, is being worn to a large extent, with all manner of ties, the most popular of which is the wide string tie, made into a loose, careless sort of knot. Dlnty Meal Serving. The woman who serves simple breakiasts ana dinners daintily is a better housewife than she who serves rich feasts unattractively. A chop set forth on glittering china on a cloth of shining damask is better than the rarest bird in the market brought on in slovenly style. Toast and tea may make a feast with white linen and glistening sil ver, when all the delicacies of the season would be but a poor meal if carelessly served. Always have the tablecloth spot less and fresh, even If you have to convert every day into wash day to compass it. Always have a silence cloth, though there is no dessert for a week, in order that it may be paid for. Always have a bit of green in the center of the table. Let the Jsil- ver, even if it is plated, be shining, and the glass though it be pressed and not cut, be glistening. The GneHtliook. A guest-book is a feature of almost every household to-day. Par ticularly is it interesting and per tinent to a summer home. Guests are expected to write their names in such a book, and so in time the hostess has a collection of names which will possess a certain interest not only for the present, but for the future as well, since the book is in tended to be handed down to de scendants. The dealest, nearest and best friends are the first to be invited to inscribe their names on these pages, while lesser friends and acquaintances are expected to follow with their signatures. In the back of the book are several pages devoted to the names and dates of births in the family in their legitimate succession. This kind of a book somewhat takes the place in a family of the log-book in the nautical world. Vogue. All women should desire to give each other the example of a sweet, good life, more eloquent and power ful than any words. When a Cold Begins. When a person begins to shiver, the blood is receding from the sur face; congestion, to a greater or less extent has taken place, and the patient has already taken cold, to be followed by fever, iuflamation of the lungs, neurelgia, rheumatism, etc. All these evils can be avoided and the cold expelled by walking, or in some exercise that will produce a prompt and decided reaction in the system. The exercise should be sufficient to produce perspiration. If you are so situated that vou can get a glass of hot water to drink, it will materially aid the perspiration, and in every way assist nature in her effort to remove the cold. This course followed, your cold is at an end, and whatever disease it would terminate in is avoided, your suffer ings are prevented and the doctor's bill saved. , Hot Water a a Remedy. There is no remedy of such general application and none so easily at tainable as water, and yet nine per sons out of ten will pass by it In an emergency to seek for something of far less efficacy. Pieces of cotton batting dipped in hot water and kept applied to old sores or cuts, bruises and sprains, i the treatment now generally adopted. A strip of flannel or a napkin folded lengthwise and dipped in hot water and wrung out and then ap plied around the neck of a child that has the croup, will usually bring relief in ten minutes. A towel folded several times and applied over the seat of the pain in toothache or neuralgia will generally afford prompt relief. This treat ment in colic works like magic. There is nothing that will so prompt ly cut short .a congestion of the lungs, sore throat or rheumatism as hot water when applied promptly and thoroughly. Teplt water acts promptly as an emetic, and hot water taken freely half an hour before bedtime is the best of cathartics in the cas of con stipation, while It has a most soothing effect on the stomach and bowels. This treatment continued for a few months, with proper at tention to diet, will cure any curable case of dyspepsia. Home Life. Mother's Custard Pie. To secure "custard pie such as mother made," trjl the following from Good Housekeeping: To each beaten egg add a cupful of rich milk, 1 tablesponsful of sugar, one-eighth teaspoonful of salt and a little nutmeg. Bake in a deep plate lined with good crust. When it rises and is barely stiffened it is done. Too much baking takes away the creamy taste which should be in all custard pies. If eggs are scarce, 2 may be used in place of 3 by using 2 teaspoonsf ul of cornstarch wet up with a little of the milk. In that case heat a cup ful of the milk and stir in the wet up cornstarch. Cool, mix all to gether and proceed as before. English Recipe for Itaked Ham. Soak a medium-sized ham in tepid water for 12 hours. Trim off all the rusty pieces and make a dough of flour and water. Roll this out rather thickly, and envelop the ham entirely in it. Place in a baking disn and bake in a moderate oven for four hours. When done, care fully remove the crust and skin, rub the ham all over with york of egg and sprinkle with very fine bread raspings, or, if preferred, it can be glazed in the usual way. Baked ham is a very delicious dish, and considered by many to be very superior to boiled. Recipes From Columbia Cook Hook. Jam Cake. Two cups sugar, four cups flour, one cup butter, one-half cup buttermilk, one-half cup jam, six eggs, one teaspoon soda, one tablespoon black pepper, one nut meg, one teaspoonful cinnamon, one teaspoou allspice. Miss kosa Bar NETT. Sauce. One egg, one teaspoou our, one teaspoon butter, one cup sugar, one cup ooiung water, r iavor to taste. Place on tire and let sim mer ten minutes. Mrs. Dr. Har risox. News Service Extended. The St Louis Republic recently made arrangements with the cable companies, whereby direct news from all sections of the civilized world are received. It now prints more autnentic foreign news than any other paper and continues to keep up its record for publishing: all thehome news. The outlook for the year is one of big news events, fast succeeding each other and they will be highly interesting to everyone. The price of the Republic daily is $8 a yetr, or 11.50 for three months. The Twice-a-Week Republic will re main the same one dollar a year, by mail, twice-a-week. THE PRAYER OF C CELEBS. Annth ir pone! Alas, one more Di'lu.lud by a woihuii'h triek! Another hlulwart bachelor To figure ax a Benedick! "A murriuKo," Bee, "h;8 leen arranged Between Hiss Blunk iini'."-ye8, and Hurry! My well loved friend, ju must huve chunged You, of all men alive, to mnrryl At Cambridge, on debating nlchts, Brown and yourself shone in the lists As valiant fin s of "woinun'a rights," A puir of stunch niiNoirynists. How vnluc h-hrt your speeches prnvol Brown, t. o, I understand, is fated To make, likj you, the deadly move Which losi'H all, by which you're matrd. But, though I mourn for you, my friend, My fears are not for you nlune. This full of your.-, does it portend A l:ko disaster of my own? Is love, a brief insanity Which seizes all of us? Shall no uieu Escape its ravages? Shall I Become a lover? Absit omen Oh, Maud or Muriel or Katol Your name, from force of circumstance, I cannot definitely state. Let me entreat you in advance! Ob, unknown maid whom I shall woo, Let me put rorward my petition Before you have reduced mo to A sumi-imbecilu condition. When, on some fragrant summer eve, I vow thut you are quito divine And ask you simply to believe There never whs such love us mine, Despiso such plutitudes us thoso, From my demented self protect me, And, if I hnally propose, Be kind, be generous and reject me! Loudon World. The Desecration of Scenery. Ten years ago, we are assured, hardly a letter of the alphabet could have been descried, either on the Surrey or the Middlesex shore of the Thames, but now mills, wharves, hotels, chimney stacks and Bheds seem to vie with one another in the exhibition of these huge painted placards, which are an abomination to the eye and an effectual bar to the im provement of London from an aesthetic point of view. But if auy one is san guine enough to suppose that "business men" will give up the system on the ground that, while it annoys other peo ple, it does not benefit thomselves, we are afraid he is doomed to disappoint ment. The people who go to the expense of putting up these placards must know best whether they are of any use, and it can hardly be believed that they would continue to spend money on them un less they were. Whether many among them would he found public spirited enough to sacrifice the advantage de rived from such erections to the mere love of the beautiful which, unhappi ly, has not that influence among Eng lishmen which it possesses in -some other countries we should bo disposed to doubt. London Staudard. Of Contemporaneous Human Interest. Angustin Daly has given one phrase to American literature that, whatever may be its defect as a logical statement, has taken such deep root in current English that it is doubtful whether it can possibly be eradicated, and probably never will be dislodged. The phrase is, "Of contemporaneous human interest," Mr. Daly employed it orifinally in de scribing one of hig adaptations of the playbill The literary critics soored the phrase unmercifully at the time and tried to ridicule it out of existence, but It seems that despite the irresistiMe 3onclnsion that no play could possibly possess any interest for trees or cattle as distinguished from "human" creatures Mr. Daly hr 1 fihed a long felt want with it, for it is now met with increas ing frequency. Doubtless every one who uses it does so under mental process charging the responsibility on Daly, bnt it is oue of those winged phrases that drops in like an old time friend whose clothes are not above criticism. Wash ington Post. A Sure Sign. A country minister remarked to his wife Sunday noon : "There was a stranger in church this morning. " "What did he look like?" ked the wife, who was a woman first and a minister's wife afterward. "I didn't see him. " "Theu how did you know there was a stranger there?" "I found a foliar bill in the eontribu box. " Ziou's Herald. The Pope's Dominant Trait. My friend Paul Bourget defines the American as "a man who invariably uses the newest method." This is also the dominant trait in the character of Leo XIII. Within the measure permit ted him by a heavy chain of traditions, be does not hesitate to grasp the most modern weapons in defense of his an cient faith, and this deliberate boldness explains his penchant for the American character. Yet in those very innova tions which most alarm his timid advis ers be is conscious of being far less an innovator than a restorer of forgotten traditions. He relies upon the examples set by the great popes of the middle ages, who, in their day, came down to the marketplace, stirred the crowds and led the people on to new horizons. Vicomte E, Melchior de Vogile in Fo rum. A Family of Sixty-two Children. The Italians are discussing the ad visability of pensioning Mrs. Madda lena Grannatta, a lady of 57, who lives near Noceru, 12 miles from Naples. Her husband has been dead ten years, but during the 19 years they lived to gether as man and wife tbey had 62 children born to them, 59 of the lot be ing males. Eleven different timet in nine years triplets were born, and on three different occasions four boys were announced, and once there were four boys and a girl. A Cant Ions Doctor. "Doctor, something is the matter with me. Sometimes my mind is a per fect blank, and my memory constantly fails me. I wish you would treat me. " "I will. But, in view of the peculiar nature of your case, I shall want my fee in advance," Harper's Bazar. . - raaooax cxccsgccccaxxaaooouoLv from morning till night the woman who still uses soap for cleaning. The "Gold Dust" woman is through by noon as fresh and bright as her house is clean. makes one stroke serve for two in house clean ing and the saving of money is equal to the saving of labor. Sold everywhere. Made only by THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, Chicago, St Louis. New York, Boston, Philadelphia. Keep it Going! When you get through reading your "HER ALD" you iv ill do us a great favor by pass ing it over to your neighbor and letting hint test o f its merits. We guarantee you ivoiCt have to pass it many times before he'll be a subscriber him self. A good thing "takes" and the HERALD, ivherever it goes, ahvays makes a "hit." Push it Along! Jljf ' ji"1"1 ' 'W'ik iainmii.il hiiik 1 . i'jJf FARMERS 111! IHIMff MIL OIF OOIjITMBIA, Strictly a Banking Business. capital Bithal Howard. J. E. 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