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Aluminum is being used regularly
bymany of the largest steel compa
nies in the country, according to
Capt A. E. Hunt of Pittsburg. "It is
added to the steel in proportions from
a half to several pounds to the ton of
steel, the purpose of the addition be
ing largely to prevent the retention
of the occluded glass in the steel and
give thereby the production of solid
ingots. Aluminum seems also to give
extra fluidity to the metal, which re
sults in clearer and sounder steel castings."
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dttlu'tcall on you
"Did Mr. Wil
marth call last
May Davis, coloring-
up as the two noisy
shrill voices ring
ing through the
house, came rushing into the cozy
little studio where May painted
placques and panels, and pastel por
traits. "No," she replied quietly, "Why?"
Gertie Davis, and her particular
friend, Katie Lyons, exchanged sol
emnly significant glances.
"We knew," went on Gertie, im
pressively, "that he had asked per
mission to call on you last evening.
We know he did not. And we know,"
dropping her voice till it sounded
really sepulchral, "why he broke his
"That I shall also know in good
time," said May, somewhat frostily.
"I had a telegram from Mr. Wilmarth
She remembered, howeqer, that the
dispatch had said simply:
"Pardon my absence. Am unavoid
"I think I'll go home," ventured
Katie, a little nervously. "Perhaps
May would rather not hear what we
May, holding a palette and sheaf of
brushes, deliberately turned around
to face the speaker.
"Tell all you have come to announce.
Katie," she advised, quietly.
May Davis was a pretty girl of 22.
Her face in repose had a gravity
which made her appear older than she
was, but when her seriousness broke
in smiles she looked bewitchingly gay
and youthful. Her wavy brown hair
she wore parted, and brushed simply
back from a fair, smooth brow. Her
sincere eyes were gray, shadowed by
long, dark lashes.
"Well," began Miss Lyons, who was
at the angular age of 14, "you know
that great brick building, the Lang-
ham apartment house, which is just
across the street from our place?"
May nodded, anil Katie went on.
"Well, last evening, Gertie and I
you know Gertie was staying over
night with me were dressing for a
elass social in our room, when we got
to talking about you and Mr. Wil
marth. Gertie was saying how much
he seemed to think of you, and how
often he came to see you, and and
everything. All at once she was
dressed and leaning against the win
dow, waiting for me, she said:
" 'Why, there he is!' " burst in Ger
tie, unwilling that her friend should
longer monopolize the relation of their
sensation in a nutshell. "And there
he was! 1 could see him quite plainly
in the brightly lighted room of the
Lungham. And as Katie and I were
watching him "
"A lady came into the room," ex
claimed Katie, breathlessly.
"Anil," cried both together, "he
They stared, round-eyed, at their
"Is that all?" queried May.
"All!" repeated the scandal-mongers,
"Yes. Why shouldn't he kiss her?
He may be engaged to her, for all we
know to the contrary. 1 1 seems to me
you have been exciting yourselves
"We we thought," stammered Ger
tie, "that he was engaged to you!"
"Mr. Wilmarth has never honored
me with a proposal," May declared,
still in that level tone. "And now, if
you girls have nothing more important
to say to me, I shall be glad of an op
portunity to finish this panel."
Feeling cheated and abashed, the
girls took themselves away. May rose,
and fastened the dooi behind them.
She returned to her seat, and stared at
the hollyhocks on the half-painted
panel. What ugly, sprawling things
they were! and only an hour ago she
had the bad taste to consider them beau
tiful. She did not again take up her
palette. She only sat there, conscious
in some stupid way of being aghast at
her own emotion.
"Any admittance?" queried a laugh
The fur-covered shoulders, Parisian
hat, and sparkling eyes of Nancy
Luders confronted May when she
opened the door.
"You falsifier!" cried the visitor,
gayly, as she embraced her friend.
to make one of my
last evening because
Mr. Wilmarth permis-
you had given
sion to call.
And, behold, Mr. Wil
marth failed to materialize."
May felt surprised and indignant.
Was the whole town taking up the
question of her admirer's broken ap
pointment? Who, besides herself, was
concerned with the fact that he had
"He sent me. word that he was de
tained," she said, stifling her annoy
ance. Nancy smiled, knowingly.
"He was. When we were taking the
suburban theater train at the North
western, he was seeing off a lady who
was going on the St. Paul flyer. I
knew he could not have been out this
distance and reached there by that
hour. May. dear perhaps I ought not
to mention it but you really should
"Go on," said May, in an even voice.
"Well, their parting was most af
fectionate. He kissed her, and said:
'I shall write you soon, dear.' And
she answered: 'Do, Edwin. I shall
be most anxious till I hear from you.'
One of our party happened to recog
nize the young lady, who was quite
pretty. lie says she is a gay, wealthy
young widow qamed Mrs. Vastine, and
that she lives in St. Paul. I told you
all along, dear May, that I distrusted
Mr. Wilmarth. I feel so grieved for
you, after all the attention he has
'Oh, don't waste your sympathy!"
s .. vttr v " r
said May, looking straight into her
friend's eyes with a serene smile.
"There is no necessity whatever for
condolence, I assure you. And I do
not wish to hurry you, dear, or to seem
rude, but this panel is an order, and I
am rather rushed to get it finished by
the date mentioned."
"Oh!" murmured Nancy, taken
aback, "if that is the way you feel
I about mv kindness
And, in a very bad humor indeed,
The young artist went back to her
hollyhocks. She thought them uglier
than ever. She deliberately lifted her
blender, and with a few swift, cir
cular strokes merged the varied, bril
liant tints in one indistinguishable
daub. All at once she laid aside
palette, brushes, rest stick, and, lean
ing her head on her hands, burst into
Well-born, comfortably off, attract
ive, accomplished, she had had many
admirers, but not one had touched her
heart until she met Edwin Wilmarth.
Her cheeks now burned with shame as
she recollected she had given him her
love unasked; but had not his man
ner toward her been that of the most
The afternoon light faded. She
heard the street door open. Her father
must have come home. She would
hardly have time to dress for dinner.
She dropped her brushes into a can of
turpentine, and rose listlessly. There
was a step in the hall without. A tall
form darkened the door-way. She
turned to see Edwin Wilmarth.
"I wonder if you will forgive 'me,
Miss Davis," he said, coming forward,
hat in hand, "for invading j-our re
treat. The servant told me I should
find you here. I owe you an explana
tion as well as an apology for my fail
ure to keep my appointment last even
ing." She did not answer him. In a kind
of a dream she waited for the explana
tion. She wondered faintly if people
were to keep forever coming up those
stairs to talk about a mere absurd ap
pointment that had been broken.
"One who is very dear to me," went
on Wilmarth, "whom I had not seen
for years, owing to my long absence
in Europe, chanced to be in the city
yesterday. She was leaving for her
home last evening. I knew you would
pardon me, if I took the liberty of
wiring you my regrets. I went to the
Langham where she was staying
with a friend. She so much wished to
make your acquaintance. I'm afraid "
with a boyish laugh, "I had raved of
you a good deal."
May felt the warmth come back to
her heart with a rush.
"Who who is she?" she asked, in a
voice that to her sounded far away.
"Did I not tell you? How stupid of
me! She is my only sister a widow.
Her name is Vastine Cynthia Vastine.
She lives in St- Paul. Why what is
wrong, May? You have been crying."
He had just caught a glimpse of her
face, till now resolutely turned from
"I spoiled my panel. It is abso
"That is a pity. Uut, May "
"I told Cynthia mj hopes. She is r,o
anxious for my sake. What can I
write her? That you care for me at
all I love you so! Dear, will
trust vour future in my hands?"
She lifted to his a radiant face.
"Most confidently," she whispered.
Gertie Davis aud Katie Lyons con
fided to each other that May certainly
could not have any pride. Miss Luders
disclaimed responsibility after having
"warned May concerning his treach
erous conduct." Hut when they
learned that Mr. and Mrs. Wilmarth
were about to pa' a visit to the
groom's sister the pretty St. Paul
widow, Mrs. Vastine not one of the
three said: "I told you so!"
Styles in Moors.
It is noticeable that floors left baro
for rugs aro being painted in much
lighter colors than formerly, tho
dark walnut shade having heretofore
been the popular selection. They
are frequently painted with vol low
ochre, mixed with white, and the
change is desirable, first, becauso
there is a change, perhaps, and again
because they arc more easily kept
free from dust, or, more correctly,
the dust is not in such constant evi
dence. The lighter floors arc jnoro
cheery, too. Anyone who has been
in a convent, where tho oiled and
waxed floors aro not painted, but
take on a slightly deeper tint than
the natural wood from the treatment
of oiling and waxing, must have re
marked the furnished look of tho
rooms without a single rug or break
to the shining floor space, and for
which tho lighter shade was un
Another Friendship NevcrcJ.
It cannot be denied that he is
rather an egotistical statesman. The
other day he approached a fcllow
mcrabcr of the distinguished legisla
tive body which he graces and said:
Excuse me. but a remark of yours
which I recently overheard has puz
zled mo so much that I have conclud
ed to ask you about it"
"Yes. You were speaking of vat,
and said that one of my speeches
always reminded you of Argus.
That's all I heard, and I want to
know what you meant?"
"Oh, yes! It's because one of
your speeches has so many 4IV in
And now they do not speak.
The greatest cities of ancient times
were Babylon und Home. Tho former
is said to have had an area of 100 to
200 square miles; its houses were
three or four stories high, but palaces
and gardens occupied much of tho
area, so that the population was not
what these figures would seem to
indicate. In fact, it is said by one
historian that nine tenths of this
area was taken up by orchards and
3 . ffl. A. I 1." .
garuuns. j.ne iuiui population oi i
the city under Nebuchadnezzar and
his son. Evil-Mcrodach, is estimated I
at upward of 2.000.000. Rome reached
its greatest size during the fourth
century of our era, and its population
wa3 then about 2,530,003.
Evidently Out of the Swim.
Mr. De Style Why have you cut
Mrs. Highup from your list of
Mrs. De Style They have lost
"Who says so?"
"No one; but I've learned that she
is giving her daughters a thorough
education. That shows that she
wants them to bo school-teachers."
New York Weekly.
Friend Are you happy?
Spirit, through medium Perfectly
"Can you state what has pleased
you most since you left us?"
The epitaph on mv tombstone.
It both amazes and delights me."
GOOD EOAD PROBLEM.
WHY OUR ROADS HAVE BEEN
A Series of Articles on Boad Building
Written bj an Expert Boad Builder.
By Trot U. S. Shaler.
.Reprinted from tho Atlantic Monthly.)
The Betterment of our Highways.
Perhaps the best of the many meas
ures which may be applied to modern
states, in order to determine the degree
of advancement to which they have at
tained, may be found in the condition
of their common roads. On the charac
ter of these wa3s intimately depends
the ease with which a people secure
neighborly communication, as well as
advantageous relations to the outer
world. It is doubtful, indeed, whether
a sound democracy, depending as it
does on close and constant interaction
of the local life, can well be maintained
in a country where the roadways put a
heavy tax on human intercourse.
Judged by the standard of our local
ways, America as a whole must be re
garded as the least advanced of all
countries which are commonly classed
as civilized. It is true that our great
transportation routes, those which are
ploughed by the steamersof our inland
waters and traversed by locomotives,
are well organized, wide-spreading, and
efficient in a high degree; but these
ways serve in a direct manner only a
narrow belt of country on cither hand.
They have a high interstate and inter
national value, but little relation to the
needs of local life. So far from meet
ing the necessities of rural neighbor
hoods or aiding in their development,
they have tended to retard the growth
of the less conspicuous but realty more
important channels of communication,
our common country roads.
A very strong argument could bo
made to support the point that the
United States would have been in all
essential regards more prosperous than
it is at present if, in place of its rail
ways, it had secured a system of high
ways constructed and maintained in
the highest state of the roadmakcr's
art It is true that our great export
industries would have been much less
important than they are now. It is
true also that a prosperity in manu
facturing which has brought great
bodies of our people to the l!irming
ham state of hived einoloyinent would
not exist. Many of our cities would
be but country towns, and the buffalo
would still roam over much of the
country to the west of the Mississippi.
On the other hand, our farmers would
know more of one another than they
do at present. '1 hough they could not
market their corn in Liverpool, they
would still be able to take it to mill
without the sore tax which the bad
roads so generally levy upon them, or
which the toll-taker requires as the
price of a passable way. In such a
well-united community, distance counts
for little against the duties of life, or
against those pleasures which arc in
the higher sense a part of human ob
ligations The farmers could attend
their town meetings, if they were so
fortunate as to live in a part of the
world which is governed by local par
liaments. The could do their duty by
their churches, and have a share in the
festivities which enliven and enlarge
their days. On the contrary, where
the roads are bad, all the duties of the
citizen and the : ocial being are most
imperfectly dona The people get in
the habit of a hermit life; the winter
season, which should be the time of
social intercourse, is passed in seclu
sion; households have but little touch
with one another, and any real com
munal life becomes impossible.
The period of railway construction
began in this country when the atten
tion of the people had just been effec
tively directed to the construction of
highways. In the years between about
1S20 and 1840 all the thickly settled
portions of our land had acquired the
habit of improving these lines of com
munication. From the local market
towns good roads were carried on radi
ating lines, so that many communities
of the older sort, even as far west as
Kentucky, had made great advance in
their highway systems. Though not
well planned with reference to the sur
face over which they passed, or built
with the skill which now characterises
the highway art, these roads were of
great and rapidly increasing utility.
With the use of the railways in this
country there came a great change in
the ideals and practices of our people.
They began to lookforwatd to the con
struction of iron ways as the means
whereby they might insure connection
with the outer world. It seemed to
them not to be worth while to give
time and money to the making of old
fashioned carriage-paths, which indeed
appeared contemptible as compared
with the new fashioned means of
travel. Now, however, that it has be
come plain that railroads cannot profit
ably be arranged so as to reach every
hamlet and cross-road, and the people
have had a quarter of a century or
more in which to experience the evils
of bad roads, we find our folk once
again turning to this ancient question
as to the means of local intercommuni
cation. It may seem at first sight as if pub
lic interest in better highways would
of itself le sufficient to insure all need
ed improvements in these means of com
munication. Those, however, who
have studied the development of the
roadmakcr's art, in this and other coun
tries, clearly see that public opinion
must be well informed before there will
be any chance of securing the end in
view. We have to face a situation in
which ancient habits and ignorances
will greatly obstruct the process of re
form. We cannot expect to clear away
evils which for a thousand years have
been borne in dull content, or to revo
lutionize bad practices of construction
which are rooted in the customs of the
people. Above all, it will be difficult
to persuade our rural people to provide
themselves with systems of highways
the cost of which at the outset-will be
far greater than that of all the existing
public improvements in their respective
communities. Those who enter on this
work must expect to hasten slowly, and
to encounter many backsets in their un
dertaking. Their task is to educate as
well as to inform. They have to teach
by example rather than by precept, and
the examples cost a deal of money.
Mr. Chugwater I'm hungry still,
but tho biscuits are all gone, there's
no moro cream for the coffee, and
the steak is all gristle. Samantha.
you'll die of enlargement of tho
Mrs. Chugwater I don't know,
Josiah. I've never been exposed to
it in this houso!
Miss Passe still makes a valliant
struggle to carry out the illusions of
"Yes, and she succeeds pretty
Do you think so?"
"Certainly. There's uothin" left
of it" Texas Sittings.
Looked Like a Fake.
Editor Hero's a dispatch about a
Mississippi lynching, but I don't be
lieve it's genuine.
Assistant Editor Why not?
Editor Because it doesn't say
that--his body was then riddled witb
Elements of Finance.
"I thought I told you I wouldn't be
responsible for any more bills."
"But, father. I had these things
charged on the old bill" Harlem
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
"People sometimes ask me why I
spell my name with two n"s,"' said Rep
resentative Hermann. "When I was a
student in Maryland years ago, I got
the idea into my head that I would fol
low the fashion and eliminate the extra
letter. I started in by writing to my
father, a respected and prominent physi
cian in Baltimore, and signing it in the
improved way, 'Your ufl'ectionate son,
Binger Herman.' My father quickly
detected the change, and back came a
letter whose earnest reproaches I have
"He pointed out that the name stood
for one of the greatest heroes of antiq
uity, Armenius, the Hermann of Taci
tus, who stood like a bulwark against
Roman lust of conquest, and to whose
leadership the ancient Germans owed
the preservation of their nationality,
their language and their freedom. He
said that name was given me by those
who alone had the authority to confer
it, and with their consent the name
should never be altered, even in respect
to a letter. The rebuke I received so
impressed me that I concluded if the
name was good enough for my father it
would be good enough for me." Wash
Catarrh Cannot lie Cared
With LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they can-
not reach the scat of the disease. Catnrrh is
a blood or constitutional disease, and in order
to cure it you must take Internal remedies.
in cure ii. vuu musi tunc miciii.u ituicuin.
Hull's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, and
acts directly on the blood and mucous eur-
faces. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is not a quack
medicine. It was prescribed by one of the best
physicians in this country for year?, and is a
regular prescription. It is composed of the
best tonics known, combined with the best
blood purifiers, acting directly oa the mu
cous surfaces. The perfect combination of
the two Ingredients Is what produces such
wonderful results in curing Catarrh. Send
for tetinioiiinls. free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, pric 75c.
Authors Mistakes Aliout tlio Moon.
The editor of the Popular ycier.ee
Monthly takes certain imaginative
writers to task for their unscientific
and absurd statements regarding "the
young moon" and "the crescent moon,"
and advises them to leave it alone, be
cause they so often contrive to get it in
the wrong place. In a recent story
which has come under his notice he
finds two friends described as sitting
out one summer evening looking over
tiie Thames, and the writer goes on to
say: "Ily this time the young moon
had arisen, and its cold light shimmer
ed over the misty river." Such writers
are reminded that the young moon
goes to bed carry and can never be seen
in the process of rising.
Ask about the wonderful climate and
resources of Southei n California. There
never was such and opportunity for
home seekers. For information regard
ing this section, address, J. A. Allison,
Brewster block, San Diego, California.
Tlic Divers Hunting (.round.
Hell Gate, by the way, is a great field
for divers, when regular work i. slack,
says a writer in Scribner's Magazine.
Many a time I've "worked the Gate on
spec,"' as we say.
On one occasion I stumbled upon a
valine that contained S.'ti in money and
a number of fishing reels One tour
has yielded me a crop of twenty-four J
anchors; and on another I came across (
the wreck of a sloop loaded with scrap
iron, that I sold. It waa the wreck of
the Warrior, and had lain peacefully at
the bottom of Hell liate since ls.iiu
"Working old bottoms." like the War
rior, is another way divers have of put
ting in slack time. Every diver has a
record of old bottoms. Some years ago.
when copper was high, two clivers got
700 bars out of a wreck that had been
sunk off Saybrook about forty years.
Did Vtm sen It?
Of course we mean the World's Fair.
Whether 3011 did or not you want to
preserve a souvenir of the most beauti
ful scene this earth has witnessed.
The Michigan Central, "The Niagara
Falls Houte," is issuing the finest and
most complete World's Fair Portfolio,
each containing reproductions of six
teen splendid photographs of large
size. The series will consist of sixteen
parts, followed by a special part de
voted to Niagara Falls, Mackinac Isl
and and other gems of American
scenery, and will be sent to any ad
dress on receipt of ten cents per part
Address Frank J. Bramhall, Advt'g.
Agent, Michigan Central, 402 Monad
nock block. Cliicairo. 111.
Hard Times and Kroiiomr.
It is a great mistake for peTp!e who
can at all afford to spend liberally to
practice economy in hard times. On
one occasion during the second empire,
when there was a great financial de
pression, Louis Napoleon commanded
his ministers to open their houses and
entertain profusely, and the court cir
cles, taking the hint, began such a
round of gaiety that trade revived,
while the manufacturers, plucking up
courage, opened their mills, and a crisis
was averted. Spending is as much a
duty with the rich as saving is with the
poor, and it takes both attributes to
make a prosperous community. New
Ililliaid Table, second-hand. For sale
cheap. Apply toor nddre-s. H. C. Akix,
."ill S. PJth St., Omaha, Neb.
A liroad but Truthful Statement.
Professor Georgeson of the Kansas
agricultural college propounds the
startling inquiry, "Has your attention
ever been called to the fact that when
you feed 1,000 bushels of worn to a lot
of steers you waste SOI) bu-hels of that
corn?" This seems like abroad state
ment yet it has much truth in it when
said of some of the feeding done in the
west, where manure is not properly
Go Sonth Ma the AValiaah.
Tourists' ticl ets now on sa'o to all points,
flomeseefcer.-' tickets at half fare on ex
cursion dates, April 1 th nnd May Mb. For
rates or folders fcivinrj full description of
lands, climate, &c, ca'l at abash Ticket
ottice, No. l.Vrj Farnam Street, or write
Geo. N. Clayton. N. W. P. Agt.,
Omaha. Ne .
The poorest die rk-hcr than they are
We always take credit for the good and
attribute the bad to fortune.
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Overtaxed Girl Students.
Boston mothers arc making a stand
against the overtaxing of girl pupils in
the schools. A petition containing
hundreds of names and asking that
Greek be made. elective instead of pres
cribed was presented at a meeting of
the school committee. A woman who
found her daughter breaking down in
health at the Latin school originated
the petition, which received the signa
tures of many prominent men, among
them being educators, ministers, law
yers and physicians. The mothers are
willing to have German substituted for
Greek, believing that the study of the
modern language will tax their daugh
ters less and at the same time be more
useful. One of the petitioners says: "It
certainly seems strange that of the
large number of girls who enter the
Latin school such a small percentage
ever graduate. The course is too hard.
Tho girls cannot stand it They can
not, or rather do not, exercise with
baseball and out of door sports as the
toys do. rome skeptics have raised the
point that our daughters break down
because they go out to parties and the
theaters. We have not found that to
be the case in a single instance. Many
of the mothers at the meetings have
said: 'Why, my daughter studies from
four to six hours a day and she doesn't
slcen nights.' Unless any one wants
. to teac, tno classical studies, German
aml French are much more useful to
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.thu ?rls l ,an the (.reek w htel
, Jave to take now. Aew ork
Coughs, Hoarseness, Sore Throat, etc.,
quickly relieved by Bkown's Ukonciiul
Tuoches. Ti ey surpass all other prepa
rations in removing hoarseness ana as a
cuty.'i rrwinljare pre-eminently the best.
Strange Sights in India-
"Of all the strange places we visited
none were more unique than Jc3pore,"
said Mr. Burditt of the Stoddard party.
"This is a city in the north of India,
which is under native government, its
ruler being the maharajah of that dis
trict. Here the sacredness of animal
life, held so carefully by the Hindoos,
gave us queer sights. Monkeys ran
along the walls like dogs. Doves in
llocks of thousands filled the open
squares, or blackened the heavens in
their llight. I Vacocks covered the walls
and buildings. Elephants and camels
were always to be seen in the streets.
The maharajah had in his stable 300
horses, many of the finest blood. And
in the mud of a sluggish pond in the
rear of his palace enormous aud vicious
looking crockodilcs lazily rolled about
To get them to move sufficiently to be
able to distinguish their black forms
from the surrounding mud we threw
out bait in the shape of big pieces of
raw beef, tied to a string, many pounds
of which they would gulp at one elfort.
And in the palace itself this maharajah
housed five wives and ,'iOO concubines.
Of medicinal agents is gradually rele
gating the old-time herbs, pills.
. draughts and vegetable extracts to the
j rear and bringing into general use the
I pleasant and effective liquid laxative,
j Syrup of Figs. To get the truo remedy
' see that it is manufactured by the Cal
ifornia Fig Syrup Co. only. For sale
by all leading druggists.
An Important Experiment.
An experiment beirun last year at
. tilc Oklahoma experiment station with
j corn was to determinethe best location
from which to secure seed for Oklahoma
use. It was apparent from the results
which showed it in nearly every in
dividual instance that seed brought
from the north produced more grain and
less stover than seed brought from the
south, while the reverse is of course
true tiiat southern grown seed pro
duces more stover and less grain than
northern grown seed. This experiment
will receive the close attention of Prof.
Magruder this coming season, when he
intends to compare southern and north
ern grown seed with Seed grown in
Oklahoma. The professor will send
klahoma grown seed south and north
to tie grown and returned to mm lor rnoea previous ro uikiiib your mwiicmes.
tria 1 on the station farm. Th is is done ' to0.k bottles of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre
in order that there may be ; no unccr- CoKfitTs tSSSSlog SSt
tamty as to variety. Results of this Snco 1 was Pllt!reiv weI1bf Iioth those dis
valuable piece of work will be watched , eass and have never had any signs of their ap
with interest not only by Oklahoma ' pcarance since and lam satisfied tho 'Favor-
throughout the L'nited
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mammoth catalogue, where you can
read about this wagon. w
The man who thinks a newspaper
should be made up exclusively of read
ing matter suited to his particular
whims and prejudices is pretty hard to
please. He forgets that there are oth
ers interested in subjects which he
deems obnoxious. All kinds of people
read newspipers, and there must be va
riety in the kinds of news published.
Franklin (N, Y.) News.
Ilegrmnn'it t'nmplior lr vrilli Olyrerlne.
ChlibUniN l'M. &. c '. Clari; o, . X-w Ilairn.tx
Common seno nnd true religion nlwnraf"H$enJ9y .mV5If anywhere. I was tired and
llnnMin'K Jllagir t orn Salve."
Warr.iiil.l lonireor m..ni- nfunileil. Ask jour
drugget fur it- l'ru v 13 ruts.
The sin you look at will soon
pick it up and carry it.
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Ttfi Prlnclrjal Examiner U fa Ponalon Bureau.
1 3 j rs iu last war, ISoiljuiUcatiu,; ctdiuu, atty since.
gjCf lilDDICf) Tjavcc laalea, with photos aa'traaV
Hbl MAIIIIICU trnco. aiajvrtj pretty and neh.
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A Simple Fire Escape.
A simple, easily procured, inexpen
sive and practical means of escape from
upper stories may be found in a stout
duck sack and a strong roanilla rope.
The sack should be deep and wide
enough to hold several persons and
have a rope well bound around the top
to which the rope bail is attached. If
no appliance be provided to hold a stout
sail across the window on the inside,
then several wraps must be taken
around some article of furniture, wife
and children dumped into the sack, the
husband paying out the rope and let
ting them down. The sack is then
drawn up, when the remaining occu
pant goes into the sack with the slack
end of the rope, and paying it out lets
himself down. Kope and sack will
pass unhurt past considerable sheets of
tlame from windows below, and if occa
sionally treated to a strong solution
of alum water, or even strong brine,
arc of uithcult ignition. 1 he deep sack
dispels the feeling of fear in not be
holding the dizzy height and also pro
tects from llame in passing windows.
Every window should have strong
staples into which a rail can be insert
ed and which should be ever ready if
needed. A cool head could thus let
down, in many cases, numerous loads,
and for that matter there may be rope
enough to allow all the paying out and
pulling up to be done by some ono on
the ground. Private instructions
should be in every room; and each occu
pant should be made familiar with the
working. Pittsburg Dispatch.
Fhyslolosieat KftVct of Muslr.
The results of numerous experiments
made with scientific care by a Russian
physician to determine what, if any.
are the physiological effects produced
by music are thus summarized: An in
fluence on the circulation of blood is no
ticed, the pressure sometimes rising and
sometimes falling, though the action of
musical tones and pipes both on ani
mals and men expressed itself for the
most part by increased frequency of
the beats of tho heart; the variations
in the circulation consequent upon mu
sical sounds coincide with changes in
the breathing, though they may also
be observed quite independently of it;
the variations in the blood pressure are
dependent on ihe pitch and loudness of
the sound and on tone color; in these
variations of the blood pressure also the
peculiarities of the individual, whether
men or lower animals, are plainly ap
parent, and even nationalitj, in the
case of man, is claimed to exhibit some
effect. New York Tribune.
Education should lend out, not force on.
The lady whoso portrait beads tb.13 article
is Mrs. Mary F. Covell, of Scotland, Bon
Honimo Co.. S. Dak. She writes to Dr. R,
V. Pierce, Chief Consulting Physician to tho
Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, ai
Buffalo, N. Y., as follovs: " I was sick two
, years with ' failing of the womb' and leucor-
I ito Prescription' saved my life, for I could
bardlv walk around when I commenced
taking that medicine nnd I think it is u God's
blessing to me that I took it.
1 I was pronounced incurable by the best
, doctors hero in tho West. I gave up nil
hopes and mado up my mind that I was to
' be taken away from my husband and baby
1 of two years old. I was sick all of tho time
I could not eat anything at all. In ono week,
I offer beginning tho tise of tho ' Favorite Pre
scription' my stomach was so much letter
tuat I could eat anything : 1 could see mat 1
was gaining all over, nnd my husband then
went nnd got mo six bottles ; I took three of
them end my stomach did not bother mo any
Wo sent to you and got tho People's Com
mon Sense A'lediral Adviser, and found
my case dfcriled just as I was: we did
what tho book told us, in every way ; in ono
month's time I could see I was much better
than I had been ; wo still kept on just as the
book told us, nnd in three months I stopped
taking medicine, and to-day, I can proudly
say I am a well women, yes, am well, strong
When I liegnn to take your medicine my
(aco washed eyes looked dead. I could
6,c!l n'' tno time. I could hardly do my
house-work, but now I do that and tend a
big garden, help my husband and tauo m
Tho following will prove interesting to
feeble women generally, and especially so to
those about to rccome mothers. Mrs. Dora
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A Sad rictnre.
The next tlmo you aro in a melancholy
mood, as you aro almost cortain to bo If you
become bilious or dyspeptic, picture to your-,
self the condition of a poor man who, with
out resources and with a family oh hlshand-t.
linds himself on a sick bed. (iloom obscures
his. narrow horizon in every direction. Un
able to do any work, without means, or
friends capable of assisting him. with the
possible prospect of continued 111 health;
with rent, perhaps, unpaid and unpayable,
the outlook for him is gloomy indeed. How
shortsighted, then, is tho man of humble
means who perceiving that hi- health and
strength are failing takes no precaution to
avert the oncoming evil. Ho-totters Stom
ach Hitters is a reliable, profe-slonally re
commended restorative of health and vigor,
aud a sure means of preventing the many
disabling complaints which cpo-ure. over
work, neglect and itiMittlcicnt food produce.
Malara, rheumatism, kidney and liver com
plaint, dyspepsia and nervous (ILscaso al
ways yield to it.
The Hainan Family.
Tho human family living on earth to
day consists of about 1, l."0,0(X),000 souls
not fewer, probably more. These
are distributed literally all over the
earth's surface, there being no consid
erable spot on the globe where man has
not found a foothold. The extremes of
the blacks and whites arc as live to
three, tho remaining 700,000,000 inter
mediate, brown, yellow and tawny in
RThilnh'a Consumption Can
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tioo. ItlsltwU-KtCiHich Cutis. 15ct3..K).U...'t S1.U1.
Lady Canning tells a story about her
fattier, Lord Stuart de Rothesay, who
was embassador at St Petersburg in
the forties. Ho was alllicted with a
sort of nervous paralysis, which de
prived him of the control of his limbs.
Onco his secretary saw him running
rapidly along the quays. Afterward he
heard himself called and found Lord
Stuart clinging to a lamp-post "I
wanted particularly to speak to you.
but could not stop. My legs ran away
Beech vm's Pit i.s nro proverbially known
as "Worth a Guinea a lor' but they are
sold at -5 cents a box.
A IViiUt Curiosity.
Those who are fond of a "hand at
whist" will be interested in the follow
ing peculiar circumstance. One eve
ning four friends were playing a rubber
at a mutual friend's house not far from
Barnstaple. O. D. and R. 15. were part
ners, and Ii B. and (.'. H. were ditto.
On two occasions Ii B. and C. H. woti
every trick, and on one occasion O. D.
and R. B. held every black card, and
EL B. andC. II. every red one. Clubs
were trumps. Devon and Exeter Daily
A. Guthrie, of Onkloy, Overton Co., Tonn.,
writes : " I never can thank 3'ou enough for
what your treatment has done for 1110 ; I am
stronger now than I Lave been for sir year.
When I began 3-our treatment I was not nblo
to do anything." I could not i tand on my feet
long enough to v. ash my dishes without suf
fering almost death ; now I do all my house
work, washing, cooking, sewiug and every
thing for my family of eight. Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription is tho !t medicinn to
take beforo contin"ment that can be found ;
or at least it proved bo with me. I never
suffered so littlo with any of my children cs
I did with my last and siio is tho healthiest
we have. I recommend your medicines to all
of my nWghlxirs and esjiecially 'Favonto
Prescription' to all women whoaresuffering.
Have induced soveral to try it, and it Las
proved good for them." "i ours truly,
in a 0 jJ .
Dr. Pierce's Favprijo Prescription is a pos
itive euro for tbo -most com plicate I nnd
oIr.tinato leucorrliea, excessive flowing,
painful menstruation, unnatural Eiipres
sions and irregularities, prolajisus, or falling
of tho womb, weak ba-k, " femolo weakuos. ,"
nntevcrsjon, j-ctrovcrsjbn, bearing-down Een
"sntionsv clirfiiccoifttion. inflammation and
ulceration of thewoxnb, niHauirnation, pain
nnd tenderness of the ovaries, accompanied
with "internal heat"
Dr. Pierev's Favorite Prescription is .1
scientific medicine, carefully compounded by
an experienced and skillful physician, nn.l
(adapted to woman'sdelicatcorganization. It
is purely vegetable in its composition and
perfectly harmless in its cirects in uny rnruli
Hon of the system. For morning sickness or
nausea, duo to pregnancy, weak stomach, in
digestion, dyspepsia and kimlrI symptouw,
its use will prove very beneficial.
Dr. Pierce's Book, " Woman and Her Dis
eases," (H58 pages, illustrated ), giving stt"
cessful mvans of home treatment, can bo had
sealed in plain enreloje) by enclosing 1U
cts., in one cent stamps, to pay postage, to
tho Doctor, at bis address, as umn. at tha
beginning of this article.
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