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Irceted to hU
or waether he Is asaascnber or not. ii
WMBOMlBle far tha tie v.
The eaarts fesve tfeddei thai refastag to take
newspapers freas the pset-ofiase. or removing
a fearUur taesn saeaUea for. Is prima fatt
rliawni fimurwoa'ai rasas.
LEARNING TO WALK.
I oftea take a rocldag-chair
And witch him while he plays, '
He has nek roly-poly legi
And cunning little ways:
Tbe earnestness with which he crawls,
His strange attempt to talk
But most of all it please mo
When baby tries to walk.
First dawns the lijcht of the rcsolvo
Within his roended eye.
And next with panting efforts come
His vain attempt to rise;
I lift him quickly from the floor
And leavo him waiting there
One moment, till I beckon him
TowarJ the rocking-chair.
Unsteadily, on dimpled feet,
AU wavering he stands,
Andtnost entreatinjrly to mo
Puta out his pudgy hands;
A little tottering, tiny step,
A moment of alarms,
A swift ad vanpe almost a fail
Then safe in mother's arms.
Dear, dainty feet through babylar.d
Full trustingly they go.
But how through stony future paths
A mother may not know;
And yet for aye my heirt shall hear
His mystic baby talk.
And memory treasure up the days
When baby learned to walk.
Earnest MoGafTer. in Chicago MalL
Their" Properties and Wheroln
They are Dangerous.
Boaae Etcellent Advice Mistaken Ideas
About Arnica Arsenic anil It Man
ifold Preparations and Uses
Limits of Its Value.
The man who doctors himself has a
fool for a pationt," is especially true in
any case where a man trifles with drugs
other than those of the simplest char
acter, and what past Under the head of
"domestic remedies." The only sure
way of impressing this fact upon peo
ple is to give them some insight into
the naturo of medicines which they are
likely to attempt to use, explain their
properties and wherein lies their dan
ger. The tincturo of arnica is something
almost erery one is familiar with, for
it is a time-honored application for
sprains and bruises. As with an infin
ite number of other popular drugs,
arnica is mucli overrated, and ha not
anywhere near thu medicinal virtues
which are attributed to it. Years ago
physicians occasionally gave it inter
nally in certain classes of diseases; prob
ably the Germans used it the most. At
the present time, however, in this
country at least, it is scarcely ever so
administered by any of the profession.
Nor have they much faith in it even :is
an oxternal application. The form so
used, tho tincture of arnica, is .ivory
gentle irritation, but as for the extra
ordinary healing power which people
ftelicvo it possesses, it has none of them.
harm; among such are chronic affec
tions of the sft5n, certaiivJrerrous af
fections, and peculiar states of the
blood. -y It is also clear that unless the
cases in which it is given are wisely
selected used only in those for which
it is eminently an appropriate remedy
much injury is likely to result sooner
or later. People must disabuse .them
selves of the idea, whath is, so costf
moii.Jhat acinic ia mining dqseavis
always a tonic which can safely bo
taken whenever something of the sort
is needed. There nererf was a greater
mistake made, nor one likely to work a
injury. Take at random a hundred
people who naed a tonic, and it is safe
to say that by scarcely one out of that
numbercan arsenic, even in small doses,
be borne without near or remote injury.
This fact, which can not; be disputed,
shows that this powerful poison is safe
only in the hands of a thordugh physi
cian, and no one, under aa'v condition.
should ever take it except when duly
prescribed. As for the external use of
arsenic, it is used much less now than
formerly. At one time it was often
employed as a caustic jn destructive
skin .affections, such as cancer, slough
ing ulcers, etc. When applied as a
paste, certain portions of ths skin, the
ulcerated as well as some of the
healthy, are destroyed. After being on
from three to live days, tho part cov
ered by the arsenic appears as though
small pieces had been hacked out of
it, but between the small openings are
little points of healthy skin which have
remained unaffected. The arsenical
paste is the application in common use
by medical charlatans who pretend to
have an infallible cure. Considering
the peculiar wound which it leaves
after being applied to a cancer, tho
pretension that the disease has been
has a good effect in flatulence can
scarcely be denied. If given for that
purpose now. it is generally to babies.
Probably it might in infantile colic be
much oftener used to advantage than
it now is. not only on account of its
special property referred to, but on
account also of its laxative tendency.
JJet. after all. there is a disposition on
the part of physicians to do without
medicine as much as possible in the
treatment of diseases, and to exclude
from their list of remedial agents all
which can properly be dispensed with.
Considering overy thing about it; it
can properly be said that asafuutida is
superfluous. As for tho non-professional
using it on his own responsi
bility, he is not likely to do that. At
any rate, one experience is pretty sure
to satisfy him. Boston Herald.
All Afcoat Itaaaets. Hats, Toques
Powers are worn this year later in
the winter than they have been at any
previous season. Milliners have hither
to tried in vain to popularize thu violet
clusters and wreaths so long in favor
"MILLIONS IN IT."
ASenesae That la Vmr Ahead of Any
Etrer ataawssf T Colaaet ftrlUra.
A scheme is being pushed by a syn
dicate of Kastern capitalist that w cal
culated to force the telegraph com pa
neies into bankruptcy. Morse i. to be
laid on the shelf, the relav. kev arm
is easy for
"drawn out by the roots"
the ignorant to believe.
A discussion of arsenic would scarcely
be complete without an allusion to its
extensive use iu trades. On this sub
ject a correspondent to the Druirgists'
Circular has recently commented. Ho
stated that some few months ago ho
examined for a large firm of household
furnishers, as well as for numerous
private individuals, a number of sam
ples of tho fashionable "imitation In
dian muslins'' and cretonnes. More
than one hundred samples were exam
ined, and twenty-three per cent, of
these were found to contain "arsenic in'
appreciable quantities. The colors in
which arsenic were principally preseut
were the terra-cotta reds and tho green
ish browns. As a result of experiments
it was concluded that under ordinary
circumstances there was no danger of
arsenic poisoning from these goods.
But, says the writer referred to, in
two cases samples oi these materials
were brought to me by medicalaienC in
which well marked symptoms arsen
ical poisoning were 'ascribed to their
use. In one case, somo six or eight
work girls employed in making up
some of this material, were all taken
ill with tho same symptoms of arsenical
poisoning. Of course, in such', cases
the material, when Dressed' with' hot
not water ts a tar better application in irons, is heated far beyond blood heat,
any case, and that fact can not be dis- ni,d minuto particles are 'detached and
puled. Ono of the many delusions
relative to medicines, handed down
with countless others, still exists con
cerning tho tincture of arnica. It is
(hat tho person who applies it to
iiis skin must take a certain
quantity internally to prevent the
"striking in" of what was put on the
outside. If a sano person who believes
in this notion has even a fair amount of
intelligence, he can reason out for him
self the utter absurdity of it. But hero
is tho trouble tho majority of tho peo
ple who exhibit marked intelligence in
business and their usual interests show
as little as ono possibly can on all mat
ters relating to health, disease and
medicines. They seldom stop and
think for themselves, but are quite
content to take evory thing told them
for granted, believing overy body and
every thing. All that will bo changed,
but the ripe poriod will be a long tlmo
coming. Arnica is a poison, and cases
whore it has acted so are occasionally
reportod. Generally, whoro such an
accidont happens, the drug is taken by
mistake for somo other. As for its
poisoning a person where he uses it as
an external application, fhat is not at
all likely. Still, from what has been
aid in the foregoing; it is safe to con
clude that arnica in any form Is prac
tically useless for any purpose for
which the non-professional could apply
In arsenic we have an ancient and
woll-knowc poison, which is said to
4iave been the only poisonous com
gtound of the famous aqua Toffana,
Considering the fact that arsonio is
usedytn many arts, and manufactured
everywhere, it is oasily obtained; and.
as a natural consequence, it has openly
or secretly boon the death of a number
of people beyond computation. What
ts called rats-bane is the white oxide
of arsonic Paris green, the enemy of
potato bugs, is an arsenical prepara
tion with copper. There are many
other "exterminators" on the market
of which the principal ingredient is
arsenic. The form of this agent which
has been ia times past generally pre
scribed by physicians is Fowler s solu
tion. Arsenic has. undeniably, medici
nal value, and it is curative in certain
conditions of tho system. The recog
nized limits of its usefulness are much
arrower than they wore even a score
Of years ago, for in Many of the
diseases in which it was formerly con
sidered the ono remedy, other agents
share been proved to be much more ef
fective. And. beside that, physicians
ow know more of the action of arsenic
under all conditions of the system, and
uch advance in knowledge has drawn
from its importance as a medicine and
sWded much to its dignity as a poison.
They have learaed that in certain dis
eases, while doing good, it was yet
doing ham.; the former effect" being
immediate and the latter remote, or. at'
least; for a time remaining concealed.
y experiaaeaU the fact was developed
that sV il to which arsenic had been
girea in very small do grewneavleV
Bad fatter, hut at the same time there
was also fatty ' defeneration of tho
meart, liver and kidneys.
No other conclusions can be drawn
from anhysielegicel etsiyef weenie
astaa there are eesne dissMM 1 whlehv
float in 'the air of tliu work-room. That
! the arsenic is held verv loosely bv the
fabric wus evidenced by dipping some
of the fabric in waters plenty of the
arcniu was at once taken up by the
water. It would seem at first as if
this might be duo to arsenic having
been used as a preservative for tho
size or starch present as stiffening;"
but then these muslins have no stiffen
ing. I found my infant playing, lately,
with a small glazed cardboard box of a
green color that had once contained
chocolate, and that had been ob
tained from one of the automatic
supply boxes. After' the manner of in
fants, he was occasionally sucking this.
Out of curiosity I tested it, and found
that the "surfaco paper." measuring
five inches by one and three-fourths,
contained one tenth of a grain of white
arsenic. In all these cases tho quan
tity of arsenic found Is small, and it
may be, under ordinary circumstances.
quito harmless; but in all cases its
presence is quite unnecessary. Other
coloring materials could equally well
be used in which there is no possible
noxious ingredient. Omitting articles
in which its occurrence has been purely
accidental, arsenic has been found of
late years to bo present in some
samples of muslins, cretonnes, wall
papers, playing cards, the glaze of
some enameled 'stew pans, tho paper of
fancy boxes and in somo furs. These
last are usually the furs prepared by
amateurs. So that we may picture an
infant placed by an unfortunate con
currence or circumstances is a room
covered with arsenical paper, having
Its cot draped with muslin orcretonncs.
fed on food prepared in a glazed
saucepan, itself covered by a rug and
playing with some fancy box of sweets
or toys, all of these ceataiaing a
minute but unnecessary amount of ar
senic.. One ha no wish to be an alarm
ist, or In any way to harass trade, and
it must be freely acknowledged that
cases of any ill results whatever being
traced to the use of these articles are
very rare. None the less, seeing how
unnecessary they are. and how each
year arsenic seems to b hading its way
into new quarters, it seems advisable
to stop its further progress. This can
only be done by prohibiting by law. as
In some other countries, the nee of ar
senic for producing colors., Neither
the ultimate seller nor the purchaser
can really protect himself, the trouble
and expense would be too great; but
by making tee manufacturer answera
ble the evil might easily be remedied.
Assafcetica is a gum resin 'which
many men will remember to have used
with their bait, when boys, thiakiejr
that it gave the worms aa unwonted
attraction for fish. Certainly, consid
ering the strength of its odor, their
conclusion was not so very'farfetcaed
InthU coaaecttoa'lt is Interesting to
Where the Art of Serving Has Iteeaase a
I have always been amused by a trick
which the waiters practice to absolute
perfection in Paris. The Gaul is a
natural actor, and he rehearses with
much assiduity. Tho scheme of the
waiters of the French capital is to pro
tend to have a tremendous interest in
the guest. I remember ono day walk
ing in the Avenue do rOera with a
lady who had been shopping in tho
Louvro. and who was a bit fatigued.
She did not want to eat luncheon as it
was about five o'clock and it would
spoil her dinner, but she said she felt
as though she could eat a chicken sand
wich. We went into Hignon'.s, which
is perhaps the most pretentious of tho
Parisian restaurants, and found it de
serted except for tho white-aproned at
tendants. As we entored the head
waiter made a profound bow, and five
or six other waiters rushed ahead of
us and stood in a picturesque semi
circle around a corner table. One of
them hauled back a chair for the lady;
another got a hassock for her feet; a
third shook out a napkin; a fourth
fumbled with tho window blinds, while
the head waiter himself and another
of his assistants rushed off after the
menu card. I told the man shortly to
bring some chicken sandwiches and ho
communicated the order to an assistant.
There wus a great rushing around
while tho head waiter talked to us
with some excitement we had both
been there a good deal and knew him
well about a winning his brother had
just made at Monte Carlo. Ho could
not understand what the lady meant
by eating at that hour of the day, as
ho knew she dined at 6:30. and he was
in a state of almost painful solicitude
for fear sho would spoil her appetite
for dinner. He begged to suggest that
only ono sandwich should be brought
upon tho table, and when n dish of
them came he hurried the waiter back,
got somo lettuce, placed it between tho
chicken and the bread, gave it a dash
of mustard, brought a small glass of
iced Icummel and put the sandwich be
fore my companion. It was at this point
that the waiters began to act. As tho
guest re:ichcd forward and cut a bit off
the sandwich tho live or six waiters
leaned forward with clasped hands and
faces indicative of tho utmost anxiety.
I watched them amusedly from tho
corner of the table, whore I was smok
ing a cigarette. There were six of
them, including the head waiter. Anx
iety, trepidation, fear and excitement
were depicted upon their mobile feat
ures. The pantomime meant that they
were afraid that tho guest, would not
like the sandwich. She bit a piece out
of it delicately, found it her liking,
nodded her head and said, with an
amiable air: "Very good." In an in
stant a might' change swept over the
group. J here were grunts of satisfac
tion, a general lighting up of eyes, an
array of six broad, extensive and in
tense Gallic smiles, a general happy
shrugging of shoulders, and tho waiters
hurried all about tho room chattering
in whispers and expressing by every
conceivable sort of tomfoolery their in
tenso delight over tho fact that madamo
had found the sandwich to her satis
faction. Of course it was all tho rankest
sort of nonsense, because none of them
really cared a rap whether she liked it
or not. But it was tremendously flatter
ing to madamo, and she told me that
although she had lived in Paris for eight
years, she had never succeeded iu re
covering from the charm of it,
"It makes ono eat like a pig." she
said, "for it seems cruel to disappoint
tho villans after all their mugging and
acting." St. Louis Globo-DemocraU
great army of telegraph operator i to
tw cast adrift and compiled to seek
new occupation. Telegraph pole and
the millions of mile of wire ..rung
! upon them will .oondinppcarforevcr
W hat is going to causethi revolution'
Barbed wire fencing. It s a fact.
aeeatlaU C-ary la HullJlns;
Trm.le la HlwaawaM Animal.
In order to make a succe of brood
ing and raiding stock to ell again as
br'eder?. It Is not ou'y nccary to
have good tnrk. but he rnut bulttl up
a reputation for ht Uv and htmolf.
Ili stock may bvof tho very best kind,
and yet if he ha not been able U Imlltl
I up a reputation for hot:e?;v and fair
j dealing, ho wilt find It somewhat dtfil-
j cult to build up a gor.nl trade
' US nt only ncv-Arv that h should
with Parisienues. but it has of late be-! soundcr areto obk:. and the
come a decided fashion to wear a
bunch of long-stemmed violets in the
large round hats of black or of green t
velve t which youog ladies now choose
iur iiikcriiuuii recepiious; suso iu pui
closely massed violets in a bandeau on
black lace or velvet bonnets. Kose
garlands of crushed roses without
foliage, or of petals stripped from the
flower, edge the brims of small velvet
bonnets aud of the less dressy toques;
and there are many reception aud
theater bonnets made entirely of
flowers, such as pink rose petals for
the foundation, crossed four or five
times from side to side by very slight
vines of small unblown rose-buds still
in their green sheaths, lor
bonnet forri?t-m-iinti form tin. li'i
with dwar fed green leaves a.-, a border phination. and, as the syndicate in
along the brim, and there is a standing ' tends introducing it by fencing in tho
aigrette of pink or vellow ro.-'-buds ; tracks, of the Baltimore & Ohio rall-
...:.l. 1 , ' i . . ,. . I rrifii! sm.li.i.. .. ,.V... : . ...
nun green urancicf oi leave, twiuo ! " iw. t j-iupwr-? iu ( ,.cept a- for brv'd.r.
and purple violets, also heliotrope ! accomplish on that lino will gU,. an in- ' In .,:,nilhl5 qUe,tKm rt, lhu
blossoms, make other Umnefat with "irht into the general plan. Beginning klmi , ,H,lMt4t.. , , ,.. ... .....
- '. " ... " !..
HELPING ONE ANOTHER
m the Sew trn
All ihrt mlllc of hum klr.dnc
not to Nj ,'ouod U the heart of
grvai and prvsp,nm lK,wa n
the little gamins of Newspaper nw
exlt a eharttv .-v Mf eel and springing
from a pure motive aa U any carried
on by the great InceriHtratni Insiltu
lions" and cteilee which grtso tbl
.!... tt V... K.i.v (Kn.tlff which CrttW.'
I. It. " vw ....-
that thoroughfare had Ura " ti
any thing, they wouM ?w severs time
.. .... , k.. .i.. I oacil ay .rac wr i-.uu .
:.,'.;.:..;..'.... Mnc b-l through the Intricacies
T . ' . I .
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'u ijintj iiii-fc. uiii mi muti i' oiu I . - . .v ...,. ..
t-. . i ..(.. i.-i ihnvicb ni intricacies '
no In rrirtV.. itm) H ... r ti .,.. ,T. -n. i 4" m
syndicate referred to contemplate, en- th:i. hi. mnv ,WW!lil,'BOt oalv Jf ",a b on lho "iT
.. --I-- ...t..v.....u.,,u iuuy a.. giHJ a qualitv a tho parent. ! ". .... . .w I ...f-.
but he must bo able to Mill further -n!W.a .-' -
transmit the- good ..uulltla, to hi, off- Un,m af"r , ";'";, .w,
spring. The appearance of hi- ot T MUS ptur.of thb sort the
t MtK4riinv ia ri'Hairicr i'erve .--
o reason hv lt nced that ihe Hrvet .?"' ho
mime moralist say. art' laiw ""
s a . j.I j. 4 .aL tweak .tac 1ha Vi
onlv reliable pnrUee. The N.rrhar , W,1TT .T '"A X - Zu
system with an electrical barbed wire
fence that is to form a network nil
over the United States. When every
section of land in thi- country ha
been fenced in then the company will
extend it new system to oilier coun
tries, aud keep on extending until the
entire world is one great web of elec-
this. " l-
1 ) eaiaa I & aVk. .1 ma ,-v .a.k
I 01 UC .- umircii-nire iviivi .
! The scheme will reiuir .omo ex-
. T t .. i L-ITBlin. UitV ft.,.,'1,,-
i i.Q'1 iltHI xk .i!n..rniv .t.5ivn .in .
. ii urotieriv nurtunl. hrta theui l
invos'-neut that he .-Mtecl- to bn pnOlt- i " pr, r - T"? J
.i.i. v i i. . . .... b'tter thiuge. The bsy wtv tliu regu-
abl.s. .Ni-nrly all kind of breeding i. , .!,
..i,w.t. J. j- . ,.... I lauou gainm-rairgv.!. dirty. uh
. ...-w.. ... , -., ... iiiiv inntHrniu.
above jj,u average tunrkol prtcv. uon-
sideritig every thing eUe tt le ciua!.
THE BLACK FOREST.
otefnat. wh the smell W
nee it in food ae-a eplee,, .showinf; cer
tainly.nhat'thereis ao aoconating for
teste" The Germans give ts'sseni
rertien 'shaV name eHrikesa wt. waioh ie
eertiisly ejrsssjmivsv Thmdcny; was
oncer onite popular with phyiiciene.
hut at tlsejrnnet day its nee ie sargely
te theeeef the
Where It Is Sltaatesl ass Why
celveS Its I'eeellar Kaase.
The Black Forest is the name given
to the wooded mountain chain in the
southwestern part of Germany, travers
ing the provinces of Baden and Wur
temberg. and forming the eastern
boundary of part of the basis of the
Rhine. It is about ninety miles long,
and in it a number of important rivers
have their source, the largest of which
are the Danube, the Neckar and the
Wiessea. The chain consists of elevated
plains or tableland, the summits of
which are covered with snow during
eight months of the year. Below this
are scattered groves of pines and beach
trees, and these are succeeded by the
dense forests of fir, which cover all the
middle and lower parts of the moun
tains, from whose dark aspect was de
rived the name of the range "Black
Forest.'1 The greatest elevation ef the
range is near the source of the Wiee-
sen. where is the famous defile called
Holle(Hell) pass, a narrow valley shut
in by lofty mouatains. which is cele
brated ia history and lefend. Through
this pass General Moreau led' his army
in his masterly retreat in 1795. in' the
iery face of two powerful armies. The
Wghest point of the Black Forest is
the FeMherv. which U 4,850 feet above
the level ef the sea. The mineral
springs of the Black Forest are very
famous, especially those of Wmtbad
and Baica4Uden. There are also
nalnesof precious.asetals ia the moua
tsina. The soil on the mountain aide
is generally sterile and the eliasate
severe, nut the lower westaca stones are
sKulai i with vineyards, and there are
naany picturesque and fruitful valley.
The inhabitants of the KsekForeet are
largely encaged intaereewteftTsf estate,
snd the BBnaafaatara el articles of
enmesam ejernmj saannnna saavsaaansemsssj ems, enaa BBBBmaaBBB aas
high-looped bows of green velvet rib
bon; and a pretty red bonnet is of
scarlet geran ium. with black ribUm
velvet bow.-, and strings.
Aiiiny dressy bonnets have short
round ears, with the strings attached
only at tho end of tho crown, then
brought forward loosely, and tied low
below thu throat; such strings an of
net. or of lace, or eLso of very wide
ribbon. Small, low. English toques of
black net or lace, for tho theater or for
afternoon teas, havo a three-quarter
wreath of blush-roses edging the brim
and standing upward directly in front.
Other toques aro merely a puffv crown
of black or scarlet velvet, with tho
brim of black Astrakhan fur, and the
only trimming a round how of red
satin set on one side, and holding a
raiuiuturo Astrakhan head. The Em
pire hats of black velvet may have
either scooped poke fronts or else flat
brims with the soft crown only a
trifle higher, but sufficient height is
added by a large round bow of stried
or corded ribbon, with its center
loops and forked ends standing very
erect- Alsaciau toques havo a low
crown formed of folds of cloth or of
velvet red, green or golden brown
aud are trimmed with an Alsacinn bow
of black velvet ribbon put on quite
flat, with double loops on each side, or
else heightened by standing loops and
ends instead of a strap in the middle.
Other Alsacinn toques aro made of nar
row strips of black cloth, on which gilt
braid or cord is placed along the mid
dle, then plaited or woven iu basket
design, and the low Al sacian bow is of
black velvet riblwui. Warm worsted
bonnets, like soft felt, are made of
white strips braided iu basket pattern
and trimmed with a brown AUacian
velvet bow, brown velvet puffed brim.
and strings of brown velvet; the same
design is carried out in green, red, or
blue worsted, with blue); velvet acces
sories. Plain but stylish bonnets of black
velvet in capote shape aro smoothly
covered, and the crown is striped iu
rows coming forward half-way on the
brim of silver or of gold braid a fourth
of an inch wide. A round cluster of
ostrich feathers trimS the top of tho
bonnet. Other velvet bonnets aro of
bright red. Empire green, or .Jupanesu
yellow, laid in tine folds from side to
alternating with narrow jet braid, giv
ing a pretty effect of stripes; a panache
of ostrich tips of the two colors tied
with velvet riblxm forms the trimming.
Green carnations of pinks, yet enclosed
in their green calyxes, macd in a
bunch, with their long stems showing,
make a pretty trimming for bonnet of
black or of green velvet. Black paro
quets poised with thoir sharp wings
pointing upward are placed tin the
sides of capotes and of turban of red
velvet or of cloth in the stylish green
and rosewood shades. Harper's Bazar.
Live l'p to Them anil Ynn Will Die Happy.
Keeswcted ant! Klrh.
Let none wish for unearned gold.
Be honest and then be generous.
Mocker' never degrade the ju.t
To-morrow may never come to us.
The poorest art! the most charitable.
Ono fib is oft the caue of ten more.
A lie is black even if it is a white lie.
The post of honor is the post of duty.
"I can't." is a humbug and a nui
sance. It is not parsimonious to be economi
No admittance, here, except on busi
ness. Wealth nor power can ennoble the
lo-day is all the time w absolutely
A single fact is worth a folio of
It is not selfish to be correct In your
The worth of a thing depends on the
want of it
Let nothing be undone which ought
to be done.
Small profits little risk; large profit
The best kind of a picnic is a pick at
at Old Nick.
Something wrong when a man is
afraid of hiawclf.
Hoaety is better capital than a
Whoee credit Is suspected U not safe
to be trusted.
A true man never frets about his
place in this world.
Conscience dead as a stone is a heavy
thing to carry.
Employ so one to do what you caa
easily do yourself.
Better to die at the post of duty thaa
to live elsewhere.
Leave your busimests unduly asd your
hosiaeas will leave you. Good Hoase
m e m
The small boy whose an wise father
has given him a dram aadatia
at South Chicago, barbed-wire fencing
will be erected the entire length of tho
line, 1.71M miles. In general appear
ance it will be similar to the ordinary
wire fence, tho most noticeable differ
ence being the substitution of teel
posts for cedar. Five wires will bo
strung. The top wire is insilated and
charged with electricity, and a it
passes through an underground con
duit at crossings and through cities a
continuous circuit is formed from
Chicago to Baltimore. At each station
along the lino the electrical wire t
tapped and connected with telephone,
designed and constructed especially
for long distance telephoning. In this
way telephone communications may bo
had between any aud all stations, aud
tho company guarantees that com
munication between Baltimore and
Chicago will 1 as easy a if the two
cities wero ouly a tullo apart. Com
munication can also tc had at any de
sired point. Every locomotive en
gineer will be furnished with a hand
"phone" that can be operiit.nl without
either battery or bells. In tho event
of an accident or the engineer desiring
instruction, he simply hangs his in
strument on the top wire of the fence.
grounds it by running a wire into tho
earth, and thus forms a circuit. Ho
can then talk with the operator at the
But this is only a small part of the
scheme, for, branching away from the
railroads, the company intends run
ning its electrical fence aero jvory
quarter-section of land that i under
cultivation. It will construct the
fence for about the same col a an or
dinary wire fence, aud as the life of
steel is eight times greater than cedar
the patent post is more desirable.
Then it will furnish telephone at such
a nominal rental that no inhabitant of
the civilized globe can afford to In.
without one. Every farm can bo di
vided by a well built and durable elec
trical fence and farm life will be made
more endurable by having telephonic
communication with not only thy en
tire neighborhood, but with all of tho
towns and village from Nmv York to
San Krnneico. It will be seen that it
Is a big "cheme. .lust fancy nn old
mobac!c out in Kansas calling up hi
neighbors and asking if they have-e.-n
any thing of hi stray brindle cow. ami
a few minute. later tapping Washing
ton to find out whether or not Congres
is likely to take up the Tariff bill dur
ing the afternoon esion. But that Is
the sort of thing the Electrical Barbed
Wire Fence Company contemplates.
' breeder become- a very Important
Item n if i. ft... ,i....v - ,....,..!
. ,ii , , i i . .. . iKf.ttw.il la the lluo of
reliance for securing god breeding t . . ...
kf.i, t ...i ... . i.. ... . ... K fr th.. next edition
"'"K' . .ju- urwnrr who Has i.iri- (
ed out wiiH the lat.'ntion ; wcuring.
r rather of building up n trade, ttnul .
bo honest w ith hi cuutsKr. or in a ;
shod time he will And him-elf unable
to make sales at any thing like a fair !
price. A reputation fr hon.t 1 at
junehe.1 feature, but withal a m-rrj
a a cricket- Phe blind man l.Htfc.n!
like trht he ta a nwr uuUviM. pr
hap mudo by hU infirmity. Through
lh- crowd the Ix.y led hu: down Into
the delivery room of nu of the dixit)
pafter. uA. tUtr plaiug UUu l a
to Mino off the
pre, ho nwi out. At tho door h a
stop)!, and usuler the jtolent tnttu
onee of a Ml of Hor ".topped Into
dHrw ay and submitted to a little pie
tloaiag "WW do blind fellor? Why dnt'
Blind Cnariwv. l heme farderf Nt
fit.. f. i. ....!.. !.-.. .., .. . . ... ... .
.nv: i'iiiimuwu oi lute.'. will! Kin I ,, . i . . , .
ilr ., . i i . , ... , . ' Ho a poor bltt tut live down her
bre..lers. and if nnv thing like a hot- t ,. ; . . . , . .. , .
, , , , , . , , . in Park row. N V kin git de eo!t
tng butlnee l secured ll t alo- , , ,, ... ,
,, ... , ,t t f. i . .. j tr live on he ha to ell pajtera. nt
Intely essential ill- true thai wen- ,,,., , !. ...
i .. it i , ........ t M I lead In lin ferf lloea vr lt
sloually a breeder w ill be able hv sharp . ..-. . . . . i i
... , . ' ' he could git tro do crowd hlell wl.l-
out any eve' lo 1 link I'm gtv.nl to
practice to peomlngly make a mjcv
f.lf- nma fltll.. K.lt ,. I. ....ft.ir. ... t... .
.... ....... . . ..... ... ., , .-, ,,., ... .... 1 I I
overtaken at lat; while m ihv other ,.'.' .
hand, a reputation for hoticlt and fair .,,.,,
i ii . in . .. , .. blind fellers tsot
wi:uim n iu jjniw, aim me longer iao
better. o that the reputation, or the
name llslf, U, li quite o itom.
Dee iloine l-eiulcr
FORESTS OF ALASKA.
the this ke when he gees tnt ttrafiss;
Tl Almost Inshaiiatlll Tln.twr tr
murm of Our Amtr Territory.
The prevailing foret tre of Alakn.
says Mr. George lavidon. of th
Coat Survey, la the Sitka spruce,
growing to great size, covering every
part of the ground, nnd climbing tho
steepest mountain sides to the height
of 2.000 or 2..V feet above the aoa.
Thls tree resembles in form and
foliage the silver firs of California. In
the ArchljKdiigo Alexander, with a
shore line of more than ". statute
miles, the land is denely woolel from
the water's edge. It can never be de
vastated by forest fires. bscaue the
carpet of wet iphaynum over the sur
face of the country effctua!!y pre
vents flrei. from spreading.
We meaaurcd felled spruce trees that
were ISO feet long and t feet thick al
the butt; while adjacent standing tree
measured over 6 feet in diameter, wero
branchless for over 50 fee.t. and esti
mated to be 230 feet high.
Hemlock, alder, and willows arc
found: but the most remarkable wod
of the country is the yellow odar. with
fine, even texture, fragrant smell, good
size, aad greater strength than the
pruce. It is readily worked, takes a
smooth surface, and is remarkably dur
able. It is a valuable addition u the
cabinet woods, and is superior as a ship
timber to any on the coast.
It can be obtained of ample size for
frames aad knees for ordiaarr sired
veeels. We measured one 18 feet ia
circumference, aad estimated it to be
oyer 135 feet ia height. We collected
part of the keelson and frarao of a
Russian vessel built of this wood thirty
two years before, acd which had bQ
:ring a wreck oa the beach for serreral
Tars. It exhibited no signs of decay
ear of teredo attacks, aad tbe wood
around the copper asd iroe bolts la
nearly well preserved ae oa the day
they wrrw drive.
Oa Eadiak Island the forests erase
toward the south. The yellow cedar
ices not grow oa the north-east part of
the island, but the average sire of the
spruce is less thaa two fact U ilTimt
Hemlock is fecad la ahwsdaaoe. aad
has its raise for tstvfig psrpoasjs.
ITsaSSl tka sWajsaa am ST.!
Territory asd Oregon si
I loans will be the greet and osa-ai
What a l-arc tulllalr Maa Iu Mas
.Shout Thalr Vstu ma m So. ..I lor Sl..h.
Those fitrmen. In the West and Nuth
who raise gnun and stck should cer
tainly raise sw.s-t HtatH to fe-l thell
stis'k in connection wU gniln Aldo
frotu tlielr fat and tlo-h-forinlng ma
terials they exercise a cooling influ
ence on the svst.'m. materially nduc
ing the chance of dleae From three
to six times sl many buh?l. per it-re
can In grown a of corn, thu making
them the ehenjet to rale lhej vni
be easily grown on almost any kind of
soil w here w ater doe no stand at any
time, but on low land the ridj; should
Ins made ijuite high, and plnnt of the
Golden Ijuceti and ICii itermiida l at
bat two feet apart on the ridge The
nlnive kind are tie- mHt prodtietlve
and are exclerit varieties for the table.
A Inrg" euhlvat4rfiys that fed with
corn one-third jtnto and two-laird
corn - to hog, mid given nothing but
water to drink, they liHimel In
weight mti.-h faator thaa otli.tr w bleli
had their fl of .iru upp.ementl
with the milk ami np from Uio
kltrheii. The aimlyi of -e.t HUito
show tl', 1 jwr owL of aUireh .ik.1 1 J.1
per cent of sugar, which I proof
enough of their vnlue a a food pnl-
At this time, more than over before,
the profit of the farm depead upon
the eeorHitnlcnl luothod and in It
mnnngemetit. Tho low price of rnot
all kind of farm pndm mnko il
absolutely nore.nry for the farmer to
look for the chon puftt way to product
USES OF INSECTS.
Mew Tlirlr. Al '-! !? a frnntteaaS
a Jrf-y S"elMM.olo(.l.
G.Hirge I Hulst. .nUmolglt of tho
New .Ierey Kxjrlinent .''tiitkin. hold
to the opinion that Injurious lnvnrta
nfter all an not an unmillgnlvd evtL
They mako pnluetlon a little rncro
Inboriou. ho any, and add to th)
chances of financial Micca for tho
careful tnnn. We hate yX much t
learn aliut Jneet. ami how v doal
with ihem: but wo nr? advancing A
knolclge of the llf hiVry of over
lnct In nailed in order to a,iw u al
what alagoof ll otj.tnc -ecg. worm
or caterpillar. chryall and porfect
Insect we can tako It at ll cr"t-
ot disadvanlaga f jKitjfu
remcdlea the ar-enleal prerar-i
lion anwer the purp" for Xrij-foXr
In almoat every IntAarv Kroone and
pyrethrum kill byconUet. A mixure i
of the two kind, however. Pria gre-a
or Indon purle with 'TOn eraul
slon or pyrothrata. aj two chase
to kill, and will b- fourui wl effective
In many cave.
Mr Hull al" atato that wo sd
stricter laws, or strirVr miorrrxnTA
ofexNting laws, agJot tlodtrurtl3
of bird. The demaeda for oatrial
for dscratlng faJo l.4'grar hat
dore more to atrip the cwatrj of r
socg bird thaa tbe jurTrle taturw
of the Eagiih jmrrtt" Amon? n'al
icasct-aters Mr Hc!t UnA.
saak-s, moles, tbe lalle tho only e-e
ay that preys spoa je-batio
woes Is the lrril Ut. IVpte h'jjl4
begla to 2gbt Insect al tbir Zr aj.
praraace. aad &ot wait uatU tie bare
grown ottgtrtrs a4 dcslractlve.
him? Naw Why. any oay
ud help blind Charlie or any of der
a In der blaneaa I
dero mldera like Charllef Dere's tre
or four of 'em wot live down rv on
Park row and gits up eivrly like wo
do i.in dey im.a out outer do trtt.
ami tn noway wot eni 'll Iotv.1
'em to de office fer era. When dey
got a stock 'uuiher rmf who bit a
' tand near whore do blind foltar
j liM'ati- 'll lend 'em dero. When b"
( sell oul nuther newsy who aoe 'Itn "ll
, load Mm back, ami -Mi.ley acrape along
! Wo ae nil wllllll' ter help 'em. asoepl
j der iMgn. nnd do too menu ter help
ItHjulry of the delivery clerks proved
the boy' atntement t4i Im tnio There
are a half .loj.-n blind n.waJoya. or
ratleir new amen, in IhU city wbn .
tlie favt thai they aro not .nt to the
workhotiae atlliply to the kllldneas of
their little eifMorkor. Aa the Uiy
itl. the "iomi alo" till know them, and
whowuwr they oe one of the unfortu
nate m anting to get to tbe npajMr
olUws for a tw5. or at tho n.twktp.r
otne wuiiUttg to gut u a fatiH-tSa
ewiir. tom "embrjonia) rrtmiiint"
tiio' vdtauera iv a guide.
Another Ineklortl showing the gen
enM irapulae of tboi out-d..ir w.U.
It eeirrl Jut In Irvol of th- Tttiuia
tedWIlttS ia other orbing.
Hello. Stumpy." anld Oftn gsitn a
ho met nrmlicr. "bnejer fssi vtt"
"Natt." repllaxt StHity. I gSSai
ilia l 4 eVo I tUm t enC"
No ?ola. ak"d th oiiur.
"Nltey raJ." v. a tbe ruMjna4), "j
owed Umj.j lo-irteeu cmU nnd JHW
htm fi a o rieibl git MHnn abiesa."
"Ilow'a yer aptltor" wai ih no.tt
l. dnrj' nvor sy trtnsble wi dt
lin." w Uio tru"orie reMfiav
Well. Stump. ' sAbl th little bseew.
"I tell yer I gut twonty eeut and I
was gulng to have a rursiiUri. foJ.
but I reck In I'll hatv to lot I' ,
tor-nbjfht. It'a Mljowrn tr d
He took Stump a Htm ami tho two
walked oS Tbo buautr of the ivjl w
that it a dnto without tho Jai wf-le-o.lon.
ut wtti, A fmnk. Lnnj.)-
th"ro-inraoU.aorno-Uv air that m d-
ilghtfu!.-N. V IlMloa,
-If you dosl waat V nj, txrmm
Is asyway ad j-t or cat." i a
frieadjy IsrliAtioc which a slga a
fresi of a ivdAlia. Mo.. ort IaI& Jl
to ;svrr by-
A Jew flares ptfl has ta
gifted by sslorw with tsaay aHJh,
which have V-, algal v-is-wi. bet
they do aot taci-ads a Kiixikrss 'jU.
sVaikisg this firlru he iard Uav
sstl: ixir the l&irzC&m ot a Ia4Isg
arufassar b siarxliee. aad IsJaeed
hard ta imaewvs) hss 4etirry. At the
end ef a eovrwe ef assrtatws Ser whieh
he had esatrsKled thst
teatsau rflssw is a e la
gwSaVtaSatn tstnhnn ggajgrnsajgasass
aaaawaVSumun Wasss SamBanmwswajr
Waaiacaw t 4mmmr Tl
"Wliat world of m-juiln- ibt
in thla exproaalon 'frv! Mn'l o
rr Vi find arwl dlffieuH Jo shake.
got into his t'luUh-a. rvw;m$J." !,
Mnillr iverhearl ib remark ami
aa-rai for tLn aUry Tho man wfi ,,1
-n the vjrtim w Tt ,,Ju jlo ji
nervous alr a ltg algo of Ukr-
which thrtio.l hU life. I ir.uatomst
fiscva. but Ihia wan. hU tUtrj MWb.
afv-r '. la b1. I WlM w Wm'm
m air again. I attrtaal in (h nr to
ro down Ui mj ftr. bm', ffrjBg
a bjoek I it i nt th, f. ttUmlt.
She first kd . string of fjtsib,..
kiA rae stealing till I was JsJni. rS
w. just WiJag me wnrhnt u tk
that 'aTWild V grl UfTtt,' when Ir
b arvl wen? ,, An tA4 fRMtt tsq
ta-. aod afl-r p'lttisg n. ikrvtth th
cst"ctaUs. w44 up br t-UJnf r
to take gorI rvi ul yaa.l
A I Ut I gH tst, th rurumr ,4
a e 0 jj4 say h l tnr mj -jm.
Hoi. "'". mm joh trtX mxlmr
cx& trrxtn lh cAht 4 A o rw.m
kixsr i w tht vojrw ftf fcrx3i-r f, ..
raAg4 ei U a sua; jrs u mt
He uM rae m enr m r,ja ut ht.
todrtag nlsh thessus- sJbarS (
I a rraxirerjeg true, lie v44 sum
hst to Use u .fat ss-ewsg, msA wvj
? by gsem4y tasltlsvg dm Ut um
4fi crw ut ysef. H ,u&k eiosw v
UAd m to gw, y tbohts eat ..
Uatr-. UjrjftA T a-cateaawi
I cwa!4 a-vt. Esery mm I uli,r-j
ail oeer agaia U m7 fv
s-wpssad v tWgsrl sivut t had imUmk
sriy UCi Jr gel 4vj tm
sf sstf eseaedt ,. V Ja,
s law adsieai asT mth'.i..
fwraawn aftor all saia. o.
ring; this SaU. r sh! W wtZ7f
whew I swasmhr wtZTJ??"?
WaSv SST SSSBjSnMawaSa)JPK Cr- f ..
sat ssa saws t 9 ts-iT sL ,lia
ewew amw e. z. tasn. I asw ---
ft can do wim ge.
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