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Trie. dot .in fHe. i.
Character n-:tflliic fviui the Insignificant
Mark Over Suiill Letter.
"Po you imt t'.ie d- t hili above 1 hi
letter i? l) yon put it close to tlie 1. t
ter? Do you sv-nl it 11 yin;: l-for"? Is it
fat, round, irn-ular:' Tln-.st are ii
question which a master in the art
of deciphering character from hand
writing at-kn. In each cas--e your re
culiarity is tin outward and visibly fiin
j of some idiosyncrasy. Look at the dots
j of your i; try to make them diilVivnt
jj smaller, larger, rounder, more oblong
I you cannot do it. Tin; dot above the i
J only changes with your character.
if you often forget to dot your 1, yon
i will also forget other thing which set ni
i unimportant to you, but which for thd
coinfort C)f everyday life areas necessary
as the dot is to the i. If you have often
1 to look in vain for the dot, you will also
l look often in vain for ol her things, Ix-cause
j you have not put them in their propel
iJace. For instance, you put the tilth
) knitting needh; into your buok because
3 you were suddenly called away, and no
better bookmark was at hand. You are
; anxious to finish your sock where is the
j fifth needle? The servant girl must have
i mislaid it while dusting. Servants are
i euch a trouble!
J In order to practice patience and self
i -control you knit on with your four
needles, "gently pardoning," and pres-
i' ently tarn back to your interesting novel.
The book opens immediately, and there
and then the glittering needle preaches a
silent sermon to you. The knitting needle
Btory is nothing new: it occurs in infinite
variations, and happens especially to
; those who forget to dot their i.
I If the dot flies high above and far
away from the letter to which it belongs
your hopes, thoughts, wishes and aspi
rations are apt to fly about in far off re
gions, and instead of making practical
use of the present day you dream of the
ideals of the future. If this '"high
flown" dot is of an oblong .shape, and if,
in conjunction with it, the loops of your
1, h, g, f. etc., are loose and long, theu
goodby symmetry and cairn, for yon
have very little fcelf control.
If your husband's dots are heavy,
shapeless and blotchy 3-011 will have a
hard time of it where food is concerned,
lie will not be satisfied with a cold sup
per, an aesthetic tea, or a meal of beef
and vegetables. On the other hand, you
have iu his favorite dishes a means to
pacify the grumbler, and to incline him
to listen to your wishes.
Your request for a new gown, for the
ater tickets, which was peremptorily re
fused before dinner, is listened to with
much more interest after the man of the
heavy dots has had a good meal. Never
ask such a man to grant you a fafor
when he is waiting for his dinner. The
larger the dots appear, the more critically
a dish will be attacked and judged.
Carlsbad, during the time when the pa
tients go to drink the waters, is full of
people who dot their i's heavily.
The dainty dot, on the other hand, if
it goes together with a handwriting that
consists or tnin strokes only, aenotes a
mind above "these things."
Such a "dainty dot" husband will be
easily satisfied with his meals. He will
hardly know what he is eating. You can
get nothing "out of him" by giving him
a dainty dish. He may even offend you
by scant praise, when you happen to
have prepared a dish with your own
hands. It may even happen if other
graphological signs agree that such a
"dainty dotter" forgets his meal times
altogether, allows everthing to get cold,
does not eat, nor praise, nor blame, and
spoils the pleasures of the table for him
self and others. Edelweiss in Von Fels
zu in Meer.
Fifth Avenue Stage.
"It is just like Paris or London, you
know," was the excite 1 comment of a
lady seated high up on t tie roof of a
Fifth avenue btnge. And if it Uv.'t
"just b'ko" this ride up from the VVa.-h-irgton
arch to Central park is a Mioiig
reminder of "London from the Kr;;le
board" and the pleasant hours to be
f-pent on top of the Parisian 'busses. In
2ew York the possession of the roof is
most vigorously contested by ladies.
It is the vantage ground from which
the visitor to the metropolis gets the
be.st view of the storied wealth and
grandeur of Fifth avenue. In the cool
of the evening it is where tired shop
girls and their ardent escorts, young
couples arrayed in their best suits of
clothes, take a happy evening out above
the maddening crowd. Ten cents a paii
goes immeasurably further on top of a
Fifth avenue stage than twice the money
in ice cream. The inside of the stage
may lie empty it usually is in fail
weather as long as one vacant seat re
mains on top. The seeker after fresh air
and the sights of the streets declines to
ride anywhere else but on the roof.
If four times the number of coaches
were run the roof seats could contain
but a small proportion of those who de
light to use them at certain hours of the
iay. If you desire to enjoy the finest
street of residences in the world from
the most advantageous point of view
you must go down to Washington place
and start with the stage. And right
there is where you occasionally get the
additional treat of a dozen half h-steri al
women and shouting young girls scram
bling up a steep, crooked, 8-inch stair-
wav for the hr.st time. From that time
you will probably think the abolition of
the old Broadway stage was a mistake,
and that all they needed was a double
row of roof seats to have converted them
into a joy forever. New York Herald.
Or. 4. Sillnliorjr ha the nctnulTf right to ue
r. Mel m"" I. or! A nirth-)r f.ir the PftinlfM
. rrl k of Irrlh Id Kill. it j. O flier liork wood
Heading by Moonlight.
Reading novels at midnight by the
light of the moon is not known in the
United States, but according to the En
glish wife of Sig. Gregorio Reruelto, of
Guatemala, it is no uncommon thing to
see a senorita reclining in a hammock
with a book in her hand on her father's
feranda in the Costa Cuca district, Gua
temala, between 12 and 1 o'clock in the
morning. Sig. Revuelto is a wealthy
coffee planter, and is in this country, ac
companied by his wife and sister-in-law,
on a pleasure trip. The travelers are
reistered at the Grand Pacific hotel.
"There are no moonlight nights in this
country or in England like we have in
Guatemala." said the Spanish planter's
wife. "The moon at certain periods of
the month is so bright that it is as light
outdoors as during the day. English
and American poets write about the sub
lime August moon, etc. They should
see a moon in Guatemala during the time
it is fulL They would then have some
thing to go into ecstasies about." Chi
A Peculiarity of the Schoolboy.
A peculiarity of the schoolboy mind is 1
to put things negatively. As for exam
ple, a boy was asked to write a short es
say ob pins by way of an exercise in
composition, and produced the following:
"Pins are very useful. They have
saved the lives of a great many men,
women and children in fact, whole
"How 83?" asked the puzzled inspector,
on reading this.
"Why, by not swallowing them," was
the immediate reply.
On the 6ame line was the essay of an
other schoolboy on the subject of salt,
which he described as "The stuff that
makes potatoes taste bad when you don't
put it on." London Tit-Bits.
Teacher You must not come to school
any more, Tommy, until your mother
has recovered from the smallpox.
Tommy There ain't a bit of danger.
he ain't going to give me the small
jox. "Why, how is that?"
"She's my stepmother. She never
gives me aything." Texas Siftings.
A New Catitrrh Kemoly.
Vaseline spray for catarrh and throat
troubles is a new thing to most of the
members of the medical association. Dr.
J. YV. Moore, however, says that :is long
as twenty years ago Dr. Rumbold, of St.
Louis, discovered the merits of the treat
ment. He has pursued itexer since. For
thirty years Dr. Rumbold inadea special
study of nose, throat and ear inflamma
tions. His conclusions were that the
usual remedies were too strong and
caused too violent reactions. In experi
menting with milder methods he finally
took up vaseliue and has used it to the
present time. With the other remedies
water has been used for cleansing pur
poses. "While water is the best thing for
keeping the outer surface of the body
clean," Dr. .Moore says, "it is not the
thing to apply to the mucous membrane
of the nose. That membrane absorbs
the water and puts the patient in condi
tion to catch cold again. The way to
clean the nose is to spray it with vase
line. That not only cleans, but it leaves
the membran protected and the danger
of fresh cold is prevented. Of course
the vaseline must be warmed sufficiently
to melt. It is then applied by an atomizer,
and that is the new treatment for nose
and throat complaints. It seems mild
and simple, ami so it is, but it is taking
the place of the more radical treatment
for catarrhal troubles." Washington
Cor. St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Why He Bolted.
At one of the clubs one evening
Montagu Williams met Lord ,
had just lost his father. The young lord
was naturally melancholy, and the law
yer proposed visiting a theafer opposite,
which proposition was accepted. There
was a slight fire in the theater, where
upon the young lord was among the first
to bolt, "like a rabbit," out of the build
ing. Returning leisurely to the club.
jmx. winiams iouna mere nis young
friend quietly smoking a cigar.
"What on earth made you bolt that
way? Yon seemed frightened out of your
wits (not a difficult matter, perhaps).
Don't you know that on such an occa
sion if everybody got up and rushed
out a panic would ensue, with very likely
fatal consequences? Why on earth
couldn't you sit still, as I did? There
was nothing serious the matter." Upon
this, with the most patronizing air, the
young gentleman replied, "Oh, yes;
that's very well for you, but you've not
just succeeded to a peerage and 20,000
a year." San Francisco Argonaut.
1 lie Knee Pro Mem lAt-n III AustiMll:i.
Sir George Grey thinks that a barrier
agaitist the participation of New Zealand
in Australian federation is to be found
in the colored labor question, which he
believes is one of the first difficulties
which an Australian fed-ral parliament
will have to face. 1 1 has declared that
the northern territories, if they are to be
worked at all, must be worked with col
ored labor, and although ho is opposed
to the employment of Chinese labor,
thinks that Kanakas and Indian coolies
might wisely be employed iu the north.
Sir George Grey's information differs
entirely from my own, which is to the
effect that even m the event of a divi
sion of the colony of Queensland the
majority of the people in the north
would opposo the introduction of colored
labor, and I regard it as most nnlikely
that this question will lx raised in the
federal parliament, should it meet, 01
at leitt be raisd with the slightest
chance of a reversal of the recent jiolicy
of exclusion of colored labor.
No doubt the growing of tropical
prod uco upon the northern coast will be
preventM, if I am right, but I firmly be
lieve that the Australian people have
made up their minds that the continent
is to bo reserved for white men, and that
those industries which cannot be sup
ported by white labor are not to be en
couraged upon Australian soil. Sir
Charles Dilke in Forum.
TriMlition of Scot limit's Thistle.
Queen Scotia had led her troops in a
well fough; battle, and when the day
was won retired to the rear to rest from
her toils. She threw herself upon the
ground where, as ill luck would have it,
a bristly thistle grew. Whether the fair
amazon fought in the national costume
of Scotland or not the tradition fails to
say, but at any rate the spines of the of
fending plant were sufficiently powerful
to penetrate the skin in a very painful
manner. A proverbial philosopher ha.
said that "he that sitteth upon nettles
riseth onic.klv." and the same rMiiurt
holds good with thistles.
Queen Scotia sprang to her feet and
tore the thistle out by the roots. She
was about to cast it aside, when it struck
her that the prickly herb would hence
forth le ever associated in her mind with
the glorious victory which she had just
gained. Her intention was changed. She
placed the thistle in her cask, and it be
came the badge of her dynasty. St
J 0 E ,
Majnet in Window Casings.
There is a decided noveltv about the
idea of applying magnets to windows to
prevent the rattling of the sashes, but
this can now be done simplv and effect
ively. A bar magnet whose two poles
project toward the face of the sash is
inserted lengthwise in either side of the
window. Fixed rigidly in the window
frames are rods of iron, and the attrac
tion between the magnets and the iron
rods prevents the play which is usually
the cause of rattling. The consequence
is that the sash need no longer be made
to fit so closely that dampness will cause
it to swell and become difficult to open.
The power exerted between the magnets
and side rods is just enough to effect the
desired object, while not enough to in
terfere with the easy raising or lowering
of the windows. New York Recorder.
Lost a (lixxl Story.
a reporter called at tlie nou.se ot a
prominent city pistor who had been
uown witn pneumonia, llis wite an
swered, the door bell.
"How is the doctor?"
"Much better, thank you."
A shade of disappointment mirrored
itself on the reporter's face, and he said
in a tone wnicn suoweu that he felt ag
grieved, as one who had lieen robbed of
a sensational item: "Well, they told me
at the office that the Rev. Air. B was
at the point of death, and that your hus
band was very low. I've just called at
the Rev. Sir. B 's office and I find
that he's got well and gone out. And
now you tell me your husband is better,"
sighing. Then, with a hopeful look, he
"Is there auy likelihood of a relapse?"
"Slercy!" cried the frightened wife, "I
"Good morning, then," said the sad re
porter. St. Louis Republic.
The. Power of the Kleetric Current.
Professor Elihu Thompson is led to
conclude, after long and elaborate ex
perimentation, that the alternating cur
rent's power to destroy life Is in inverse
ratio to the number of alternations per
second. It took, for example, twenty
times as strong a current to kill a dog
when the alternations were 4,500 per
second as when they were 120 per sec
ond. When the alternations were 300
per second the current was only half as
dangerous to life as when the alterna
tions were 120. Exchange.
Four Easiest Species of Plants to Raise.
Says a florist: "Were 1 restricted in
my gardening operations to the use of
four species of plants, then, without hes
itation, I should choose hardy roses,
lilies, rhododendrons and clematis. Lil
ies I should give a second place in im
portance, roses the first; but, if I consid
er results in proportion to labor and ex
pense, then lilies should have the first
place. And in every garden these four
plants should predominate and should
be relied upon for grand effects." Exchange.
He Had Waited Itefore.
"Are you ready, Emma?" John called.
"Yes. I'll be there in a minute; I've
only my bonnet to put on."
"All right. I'll Ifave time to ehave
fcefore we go." Harper's Bazar.
An officer gave a party. After the
company had dispersed his man, a raw
youth fresh from the country, who had
received sundry tips in the course of the
evening, took the cash to his master,
"Here, captain, is the money taken at
e door I" Schorer's FamilienM?tt
A Scrofuluos Boy
Runniug Stores Covered His Body
and Head. Bones Affected
Cured byCuticura Reme
When six months old, the left band of our
little grandchild betrti to swell and had every
appearance of a large boil. We polticed it bur.
all to no purp ce. About tire months after it
became a running sore s -on other sores form
ed. He then had two 01
them on each hand. And as
his blood-became more and
more impure it took less
time to break out. A sore
came on his chin beneath
the under lip which was
my offensive, head
was one solid scab, a is
charging a gieat deal. This
wae his condition at twen
tp-two months old, when I
undertook the csre of him,
bis mother having died
when he was a little more than a year old. of
consumption (scrofula, of coursa), lie could
walk a little, but cnild not et up if he fell
d jwn. ami could not move when i'i bed, having
no ue of his hand I immediately commenced
with the CniriTRA Khmkdirs, u-eing all
freely. One sore after another healed, a bony
matter forming in each one of these five deed
ones just before healing, which wauld finally
grow loose and were taken out ; then they
would heal rapidly. One of these ugly bone
formations 1 preserved. After takeinga dozen
and a half bottles he was completely cured
and is now. at the age of six years. a str.nnr and
healthvchHd MKS. V. S, HKI;(IS.
May 9. 1885 .012 K. Clay St.. Hloiniiington, 111,
My grandson remain;: perfecly well. Ne
signs of scrofula and no sores,
MR-. K. S. BKKiOS.
Feb 7. 1SK5. B.ooniiugton. 111.
The new blood Purifier, internally (to clean
theblood of all impurities and poisonous ele
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hair) cure every decease and humor of the
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told everywhere. Price Cuticuka. 50c ;
Soa f, 2."c. Kewolvknt, $1. Prepared by the
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laSSend for -How to Cure Blood Disease."
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Opera Hquse Corner PLATTSMOUTH
Af-lttle irls Experience in a Light
house. Mr. and Mrs, Loren Trescott are
keepers of the Gov. Lighthouse at
Sand Beach Mich, and are blet-sed
with a daughter, four years. Last
April she taken down with Measles,
followed with dreadful Coujrh and
turned into a fever. Doctors at
home and at Detroit treated, but in
vain, she rew worse rapidly, until
she was a mere" handful of bones".
Then she tried Dr. Kings New
Discovery and after the use of two
and a half bottles, was completely
cured. Thev say Dr. Kinir.s Aew
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Heart disease is usually supposed
to be incurable, but when properly
treated a larsje portion of cases can
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of Klkhart, Ind., and Mrs. Mary L.
Baker, of Ovid. Mich., were cured
after suffering- 20 years. S. C. Lin
burirer. drutrsrist at San lose, ill.
sa3s that Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure
which cured the former, "worked
wonders for his wife. Levi Loan
of Buchanan, Mich., who had heart
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Heart disease is by far the most
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uususpected. The symptoms are
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side, short breath, pain or drtressin
the side, back or shoulder, irregular
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The number of button
hooks in our window1
was 681, Maud Current
guesses the nearest and
wins the slippers.
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