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Tired, Worn Out
Hood's Sarsaparilla Makes the
My husband baa rccclred great benefit from
Hood' SarsaparHU.. He was afflicted with
stomach and bowel trouble and at times was
confined to his bed. After taking two bottles ot
Hood's Sarsaparilla, he was better. He now
Feels Like a New Man.
Formerly upon rising in tho morning he would
feel tired and wom .oat Last winter our chil
dren had tlio trip and wo gave them Hood's
Sarsaparflla and now they are stronger and
heartier llian ever. Wc heartily recommend it"
Mr.. S. "W. Dakielh, Xetawaka, Kansas.
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A Cnrious Story.
There is a (alo told of a sea Captain
who, in a distant corner of the southern
seas, visited an undiscovered or unex-
f)lored group of beautiful islands. After
anding and trading with the gentlo
natives, he was astonished by the visit of
a white man, evidently a person of mtnns
and conseqnence, who, after making
himself very agreeable, implored tho
Captain to give him a story-book, if he
had such a thing in his possession. The
Captain had, and, deeply touched by tho
pigs and eoeoanuts which the white
exile had given him, lestowed on him a
copy of tho "Arabian Nights Entertain
ments." Overcome by the present, tho
exile burst into tears, Y.nd cried, "You
have saved my life, and given me rank
and wealth." On explanation, he said,
"I should long ago have been eaten, but
.while they were fattening me I learned
enough of their language to tell a child
the story of 'Little Eed Biding Hood.'
The child related it, and the whole
opulation were mad with joy. They
lad never heard a story lefore. From
that day I became a great and honored
man. "When they had a national festival
I sat on top of a hill, and thousands
wept (while some elderly relative was
being cooked for a feast) at the cruel
death of the grandmother as caused by
the wicked wolf. I had with me a vol
ume of 'Fairy Tales,' and I soon began
to set a price on my performances. Red
Biding Hood' is rather worn; I only get
a hundred eoeoanuts for her now; but
'Cinderella is still good for four pigs and
a turtle, and 'Beauty and the Beast'
brings six or seven, according to the
quality. But with the 'Arabian Nights'
I shall be able to go on accumulating
pork to the end of mv days."
To mark canvas watorproof, prepare
three baths, as follows: Tho first, by
dissolving ono part of neutral sulphate
of alumina (concentrated alum-cake) in
ton parts of cold water. For the sec
ond, boil one part of light resin, ono
part of soda crystals, and ten parts of
water, until tho soda is dissolved; add
one-third part of common salt, to sep
arate the water and collect the soap;
dissolve this soap with with an equal
amount of good palm-oil soap in thirty
parts of water. This soap bath must
be used hot. The third bath consists
of water only. Soak the fabric thor-oughlj-
in the first, or alum bath ; next
pass it through the soap bath; and,
lastly, rinse in the water.
ToHslnc on the 'Briny"
i very farfroniaiiiiising.iintraveSeil reader
if . i leyou are one. A rebellion foment ri
hv eacli mo ititaiiuns wave that Mnitestlu
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your very vital- from their natural re-tiiu
place and a nau-;"a-o frightful that it woulr
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fering- by hipwio k harms- you. Well foi
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ters, a sw ft remedy for and preventive ol
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caii-eil by the i ration- of tlif
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wav train, ami an antidote to bowel, liver
and stomachic troubles caused by impure
water and uu:icc u-tomed food. The Kilter
also counteracts tli effect- of fatigue and
ejio-ure. and i- a safeguard against mal
aria, rheumatism and kidney trouble.
Her " Cousin."
A telegram came to the Wesley an Fe- '
male Seminary at Cincinnati for Miss '
Mary Beach, daughter of a State Sena- '
tor, saying that her father had died sud
denly of apoplexy. The school officials i
gave a ready assent to her siieedy do-
parture, and did all they could to soothe '
and assist the seemingly grief-stricken i
girl. She was joined at the depot by a J
young man, whom she introduced as her J
cousin. He really was her sweetheart,
and had sent the message according to a I
previous understanding with her not
because her father w:is dead, for he was
not, but to enable her to get out of the
seminary and elope with him. They
were married before the fraud was dis
covered. Billiard Tablo, second-hand. For sa'.e
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AuAnnLTiA (on her toes in a chair, '
clutching convulsivcl-. at her skirts)
" Oh ! Bridget ! A mouse ! a mouse !
Come and catch it, quick !" Bridget
" Shure, mum, there's no hurry. If this
one gets away, I can catch plenty more
foryer, mum." ;
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dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
ana permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it sets on the Kid
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ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all dru-
gits in dOc and i bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
packnge, also the name, Syrup of Fig,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
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Hollow Hearted Potatoes.
"What causes hollow heart in pota
toes?"' This query was recently answer
ed by a number of agricultural author
ities in the columns of the Rural New
Yorker. A large percentage of their
correspondents admitted that they did
not know, but each expressed opinions,
both regarding the cause and the pre
vention. Prof. t. II. Ilaileysaid that
he had always supposed hollow heart
to be due mostly to overgrowth, al
though some varieties are more subject
to it than others. He thought that firm
fleshed varieties of medium size, grown
on soil only moderately rich in nitro
gen, would be most free from the
trouble. Dr. W. C. Sturgis of Connec
ticut station named as the cause of hoi
low ncart 1'ytopnora intestans, a po
tato rot fungus. He said nothing but
absolutely sound seed should ever be
used. 1 1 is not a peculiar characteristic
of certain varieties, though, as a rule,
early varieties are less liable to attack.
Dr. Sturgis doubted the accepted
theory that there is greater frequency
of hollow heart in large than in small
potatoes. Dr. llyron D. Halsted did
not know the cause nor the reason
why large potatoes are oftcner hollow
hearted than small ones. He thought
probably large tubers were oftenest
affected because the excess in size per
mits all this absence of tissue at the
center, not altogether for the same
reason that a large tree is often hol
low, while a small one of the tame
kind has a sound center. As to a half
way answer in the matter he sug
gested that the central portion of a
potato is the most nonliving portion,
it being the storehouse for material to
be used by the 3'oung buds when they
unfold, these buds and the vital parts
associated with them lying somewhat
midway between the surface of the
potato and its center. In the develop-
1 ment of a potato we can sec that there
might be a cavity developed in the
' center by the failure of the sulli
cient development of storage tissue
i to occupy all the space. As to the
J breeding out, it would seem probable
that it could be done to tome extent,
I lecausc anything like hollow heart is
. liliely to be somewhat a matter of in
heritance call it a weakness if you
please and therefore one should use
strong instead of weak seed. Prof. W.
F. Tdassey hazarded the opinion that
hollow heart is due to an excess of
nitrogenous food in a moist soil.
There may be some fungous growth
connected with it, but he can now
think there is anj fungous cause for
it. The potato tuber is the plant's
reservoir for the storing of starch for
the food of the plant another season.
If the excess of nitrogen stimulates
the vital principle of the plant to an
activity in cell formation in advance
of the supply of mineral food needed
for building materials, there is sure to
be a gap somewhere, and usually
where there is greatest activity. He
docs not believe there is any heredity
about it. With an abundant supply
of potash he thinks there would be
little of it With plenty of nitrogen
and a deficiency of potash there will
be hollow hearts usually.
GROIT OK KENTISH
The so-called nc.v method with
onions is little more than an extension
of their growing season by starting
the plants early in the season under
glass, writes W. E. Farmer in xmcrican
Cultivator. I5ut this innovation is suf
liRinnt t' stamo the work as new. anil
W W$f$33f r P' W!M VW
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Jeally worth all of the talk about it
By adopting this method we arc pretty
sure to make the crop a success. Bad
scacous, late seasons :inl other unfa
vorable conditions can not. do much
h:rm to the "P' or at thc ,n,ost' ,the
miurv from these causes is reduced to
the lowest minimum. Where the soil
is suitable, the large white onions are
the me.' profitable to gro-v, for the
demand for them is always in excess
of red and yellow, and the prices paid
arc sometimes nearly double. In the
eastern states the white onions reach
their perfection, and they sell for from
SI to S2 per barrel more than the red
and yellow ones from other sections.
This is due to the peculiarity of the
soil and the coast climate, and farmers
have developed the industry in that sec
tion by persistent study of theneedsof
onions. Hut the red and yellow onions
prove profitable enough in any secton
where the land is suitable for tiieir
culture, and far more eo if the so called
new method is adopted. The seed
should be sown in the hotbeds six or
eight weeks before the time for ordi
nary planting in the fields, and as the
best conditions possible can generally
be given to a hotbed, these seeds
should be given a fine start in life.
They should not only be started early,
but they should be kept in constant
growth until ready for transplanting.
If the season is late they should be
kept in the hotbeds until it has grown
warmer and dry. There is no particu
lar need of hastening tli2 trme for
transplanting, as the onions are grow
ing all of the timc.and nothing is thus
lost. The field should brs prepared
thoroughly for the onions, a well
drained, sandy loam soil being the
best for the work, especially if it is
full of decaying vegetable matter.
Fertilize and pulverize thoroughly.
Stony ground is not so good for onions.
They need a soft, pulverized, mellow
soil, to that the dirt and fertilizers
can surround the bulbs and give them
nourishment. The onions should be
transplanted into rows one foot apart
and three inches apart in the rows.
Set the plants firmly in the soil, andJ
exterminate all weeds
tempted to start, and there will be
labor saved. Careless transplanting
generally has to be gone over again
several times, making the work more
than double. A hotbed from three to six
feet large should produce enough
onions for eight or nine square yards
of ground, requiring about one and a
'.alf ounces of seed.
Milling naalltic of Wheat
It has been known for several years
that the wheat most desired by the
miller was a variety which" was hard
and flinty, because in milling it pro
duced a flour of superior quality, one
that was especially liked by the bakers
and consumers, says a Nebraska bulle
tin. The former desired a flour that
would produce a greater number of
loaves of bread of good qualit This
depended in a great measure upon the
per cent of gluten (an albuminoid com
pound) in the wheat and flour. The
soft wheats contain a large per cent
or proportion of starch to albumen.
It therefore often happens that the
variety of wheat which is most profit
able for the baker and the miller to
hanaie is the very one that is a poor
variety for the farmer to raise, for the
reason that it is not a strong grower
or good yielder. The farmer prefers
to raise wheat that is of a large berry,
that grows strongly and branches or
tillers well, and that threshes out the
greatest number of bushels per acre.
This to him is manifestly to his
greatest prolit, provided the price
per bushel remains the same; but
the miller can ill afford to buy much
wheat of that character, as it must be
mixed with wheat of harder berry in
order to produce a nice even quality of
on milling says
knowing flours are better in the flour
markets than in the mills." '-The
facilities for examination arc best
where there is the greatest variety of
flours." Color and strength are the
two cardinal points in flour. If very
white, but of poor strength, or if of
dark color and good, strong flour,
they are equally undesirable from the
baker's standpoint, and so do not sell
well. The strength depends upon the
amount of gluten present, while the
color depends on the amount of foreign
substance in the flour, i. e., fibrous
matter from bran, middlings, eta, to
gether with material from the germ of
the wheat. This last makes dark
flour Again, the fineness of division
affects the color. The finer ground
flour, other things being equal, has
the lighter color.
Uuten Meal and Oil Meal
The value of glucose meal, or gluten
meal, or gluten feed, as it is variously
called, for milk production, has been
the subject of quite extensive experi
ments at the Vermont experiment
station. Seventeen trials of single
cows were made, in which these
different feeds were compared with
bran and corn meal. In the majority
of cases they were found to produce
more milk, or richer milk, or both,
than either corn meal or a mixture of
corn meal and bran, so that in almost
every trial more butter was produced
by means of the gluten feed. This is
due undoubtedly to the high percent
age of protein contained in these feeds.
They serve to supplement the defi
ciencies of corn meal, hay, corn fodder,
etc., in this particular, and to make
up what is known as a balanced
ration. The cream gluten
meal mentioned above is very
concentrated feed, and both
it and the corn germ meal are especi-
ally rich in fats and should be used
with caution. Probably two pounds
OR KOMXEY MARSH
per day and head is as much as should
beised and less would probably be
safer for cows. There is no reason to
think that these feeds are not just as
healthful as the corn from which they
are made. I have not noticed that
they have been used extensively for
other classes of stock than milch cows.
Old process oil meal is used bv dairy
men chieily as means of balancing a
ration, that is, increasing its percent
age of protein. The oil which it con
tains is doubtless of value, but the
protein is the especially valuable in
gredient. Oil meal is valuable also for
its dietetic effects, belnj a mild laxa
tive feed. I have understood that it is
used by horsemen on this latter ac
count, being considered rattier in the
light of a medicine than a feed, so far
as I know. Two or three pounds per
day for an animal weighing 1.003
pounds would be an average ration of
oil meal in combination with ordiuary
Is bulletin No. ,"i0 of the Cornell, N.
Y., station some facts about manure
are given that are of value to the gen
eral and special farmer. Efforts were
made by a scries of experiments to de
termine how much of the fertilizing
elements of the food of animals under
the various systems of feeding now in
vogue were returned to the soili
through the barnyard manure. In the
several experiments conducted it was
found that about 71 per cent of the
potash, nitrogen and phosphoric acid
of plant food were recovered in the
manure. This is more correct for ani
mals fed in the barn and stables, as it
wouM be rather too high for those
pastured out most of the time. (lood
nourishing food that contained an
abundance of nitrogen always en
ricJied the manure. in the same propor
tion, and the same is true of the foods
abounding in potash and phosphoric
acid. In fact, such manures derived
from foods rich in these manurial con
stituents were found to be much more
valuable than the commercial fertiliz
ers advertised to contain specially
these elements. In feeding animals.
then, some foresight should be given
as to the ultimate use of the foods in
the sharvj of manure. Of two foods
equally expensive and nutritious the
preference should always l2 given to
the one that contains the most of
these fertilizing elements.
T:-k chief difficulty of growing alfal
fa is in getting a good stand and caring
that have at'iifor it the first season. It is particular
ly adapted to dry land and will yield
fair crops of splendid hay even without
rain or surface moisture, but will pro
duce much better and larger quantity
by having plenty of moisture at the
proper time, which is just after a crop
has been taken from the land. If
sown in spring with oats, it will
usually get a good start before the oat
crop is harvested, and with the assist
ance of light showers, it will spring up
again and grow almost nil winter.
After the first year it will find mois
ture beneath the surface by sinking a
long tap root to the depth of several
feet if necessary, and hence drouth
has no material effect upon it as 9
Passing along the Central railroad
in New York the present winter we
noticed a great many cow barns with
great unsightly heaps of manure stand
ing under the eaves of the barn, says
Gov. Hoard, in his "Dairyman." The
barns, in many instances, were painted
black, as if in mourning, and then in
great yellow letters over it all would
be some patent medicine advertise
ment. We thought at the time that
we had never seen anything more ap-
Z?t VhhnTreiiP?trioo.airs in front of the fiieate?
so low in tne scale oi good tanning
as to leave the manure to leach away
under the "rain on the roof and so
low in the scale of good taste as to al
low his farm buildings to be disfigured
in this way, it is eminently proper that
he should advertise to the world that
he is going to "take something." The
cows standing out in the cold all
humped up were in general keeping
with the gone-to-secd appearance of
Itio rvlinln nromicae T'rtfont mniliAinA
- not save such men, however. No
wonder the boys want to leave such
farms. There is neither gooa brains,
good enterprise, nor decent home taste
exercised in their management. It is
almost a wonder that the dog wants to
Dress ok Shout Women. Women
who are short must avoid much trim
ming on their skirts, be thev stout or
slender, as they are shorter in propor
tion from the waist to the feet, writes
Emma M. Hooper, in an article on
"Gowns for the New Year," in the
Ladies' Home Journal. For the same
reason they must omit wearing large
plaids and designs. All full portions
of the waist must be moderate in size,
as the sleeves, bertha, belt and vest.
The short, wide revers now worn are
becoming, also round waists and short,
pointed basques. Jacket fronts arc in
good taste, but the umbrella back
basques give a short figure a cut off
appearance, as do tiny capes, while a
close-fitting jacket adds apparently
several inches. Materials must be se
lected with' a view to making the
wearer look taller. Kx.
Hydkopiioiua ix a House. Recently
a case of hydrophobia in a two-year-old
colt was developed on the farm of
Eric Anderson near Nordness. The
tenant on the farm went out in the
morning and found the colt in the pig
pens chasing the pigs around. In at
tempting to drive the colt out the man
was bitten on the arm, but luckily the
teeth did not penetrate the skin, only
tore it loose, and it is expected no bad
results will follow. The animal ran
all over the place, chasing other stock,
biting itself, and trying to bite the
others, and acting in other ways as a
mad dog acts. It was allowed to con
tinue until exhausted in order to see
it in all stages of its madness, and
finally fell and died with every symp
tom of a genuine case of hydrophobia.
The above facts are supplied by Dr.
-From Farmers' Review.
Whitbeck, who went to Nordness to
examine the case. Decorah Kepubli
can. Wasliiii'; Itiankets
A sunny, windy day should be se
lected, and onl one pair washed in
one day. Firpt put the blankets on
the line and shake the dust out of
them. Cut one pound of irood soan in
small pieces and boil in two quarts of
water till dissolved. Add half a pound
of powdered borax Fill a tub about
half full of water and add the soap
and borax. He sure to have the tem
perature of the water the same as that
of the outside air. This is not a dif
ficult matter, as town water is usually
a little colder than the air in spring
and summer, and only then should
blankets be washed. Press the
blankets down into the water and
avoid rubbing; then let the soap and
borax do the work they certainly
will. Let the blankets soak for tv o
hours, then rinse them thoroughly in
several waters until the rinsing water
looks clear, taking care to have the
rinsing water the same temperature
as the first water and the outside air.
Then without wringing, put the
blankets on the line. Do not stretch
them, and be careful to hang them ex
actly even, then the color in the stripes
will not run into the white. Although
dripping wet, on a clear day they will
dry in four or five hours and will be
soft and clear. The wear, not the
washing, "ill show to a certain ex
tent, although they will look more
like new ones than they did before
washing. Take in when perfectly dry.
They should not be ironed or pressed.
They will be clean and will smell
sweet. With set tubs the only hard
work is to get the blankets en the line
properly, and if some one will "lend a
hand," even this is not very laborious.
Westeun Conx Hoot-Worm. Is the
larva of a small green beetle, a near
relative of the striped squash and
cucumber vine beetle. The eggs are
laid about the roots of the ctrn in late
summer and fall and hatch the follow
ing spring or early supper. If corn
follows corn on the same ground year
after year these worms will continue
to increase and feed on the roots of
the corn plants. The effect of these
worms on the roots is to destroy them
and thus wholly or in part destroy thc.i
crop A rotation of crops from cor,
to any of the small grains or grasses is
a perfect protection.
Tiik Lima Bean. The Lima bean
has been so caUed for a hundred years, j
and, as its name indicates, seems to
have first been known in South
America. The common kidney bean
seems to have first been known to the
Satarday Sight Ib a Kansas Cattle
Tho dullness which had so weighed
opsn us through the long, uneventful
afternoon was but a lull, wo soon
learned, and not a stagnation. With
the first approach of darkness, the
lethargio town rubbed its eyes, so to
speak, and leaped to its feet and in a
twinkling, it seemed (like an incanta
tion, Eastman said), Grand avenue was
a carnival of light, and motion, and mu
sic The broad board sidewalks were
crowded with promenaders; smiling
groups passed in and out of the drink
ing saloons and gambling places; in
every quarter glasses clinked and dice
rattled (and is there another sound in
the world like that of shaken dice?);
violins, flutes and cornets sent out
eager, inviting strains of waltz and
polka from a score or more establish
ments, and a brass band was playing
where, oddly enough, the crude moral'
ity of "Ten Nights in a Bar-Boom" was
about to be presented, "with the full
strength of the company in the cast."
Everywhere, the cow-boys made them
selves manifest, clad now in the soiled
and dingy jeans of the trail, then in a
suit of many-buttoned corduroy, and
again in affluence of broadcloth, silk
hat, gloves, cane, and sometimes a cler
ical white neok-tie. And everywhere,
also, stared and shone the Lone Star of
Texas for the cow-boy, wherever ho
may wander, and however he may
change, never spends his money or
lends his presence to a concern that
does not in some way recognize the
emblem of his nativo State; so you
will see in towns like New Sharon a
general pandering to this sentiment, and
lone stars abound of all sizes and
hues, from the big disfiguring white one
painted on the hotel-front down to tho
little pink one stitched in silk on tho
cow-boy's shilling handkerchief. Bar
ring these numerous stars, the rich
lights, and the music, we missed sight
of any special efforts to beguile or en
trap passers-by- -perhaps because we
were not looking for them; nor was
there for some hours a sound to reveal
the spirit of coiled and utter vileness
which the cheerful outside so well be
lied. It was in the main much the kind
of scene one would be apt to conjecture
for an Oriental holiday. But, as tho
night sped on, the festivities deepened,
and the jovial aspect of tho picture be
gan to bo touched and tainted with a
subtle, rebuking something, which grad
ually disclosed the passion, the crime,
the depravity, that really vivified and
swayed it all, and made it infernal.
The saloons became clamorous with
profanity and ribald songs and laughter.
There were no longer any promenaders
on the sidewalks, save once in a while a
single bleared and staggering fellow,
with a difficulty in his clumsy lips over
some such thing as "The Girl I Left
Behind Me." An inflamed and quiver
ing fierceness crept into the busy music.
The lights paled, flickered, and hero
and there went cut. Doors were stealth-,
ily closed, window-shutters slammed to
with angry creaks. And at length, as
we looked and listened, the sharp, sig
nificant report of a pistol, with a shriek
behind it, was borne toward us from a
turbulent dancing hall to certify its tale
of combat and probable homicide, and
to be succeeded by a close but brief
halt in the noisy quadrille presumably
for the removal of the victim. Henry
King, in Scribner.
E. A. ROOD, Toledo, Ohio, ears: "Hairs
Catarrh Cure cincd my wife of catarrh fifteen
years ago and ihc has'hrtd no return of it. It's
a sure cure." Sold ly Drwrcists, 75e.
Japanese women are very proud of
trTvir hair, which is black and luxuriant.
They cultivate and arrange it with great
caruTby brushing their tresses back from
the forehead and gatiienug tnem in a
plaited topknot, covered with flowers,
spangles and hairpins of gold, silver and
tortoise-shell. Rich and poor are alike
proud of their coiuure, and the kuli
voman in rags devotes the same atten
tion to her hair as any great lady. To
preserve the elaborate structure from be
ing disturbed, women during deep rest
their necks on a padded fork. There is
no difference between single and married
women in wearing their hair, as in
China ; and their respective sociiil status
Ls indicated by the position of the Imiw
in which the waist scarf is tied, girls
wearing it at the back, matrons in front.
The latter likewise shave their eye
brows, and dve their teeth black. Girls
use rouge freely, and sometimes gild
their lips. They are all fond of smok
ing, and wear their embroidered tobacco
pouches as belt ornaments.
Coe'a CougU Halsam
ts the oMest and b".t. It will break Up a CcUl quick,
tr than aio thins else. It Is always reliable. Try It.
Language of tho Mouth.
Some wiseacre proiioses to read wom
en's character by her mouth. Here are
the rules to be observed : If her mouth
is very small there is not much mind,
but overmuch shallow sentiment. If
she has a very large month she will pos
sess a good brain, but the trouble is in
kissing it. Large mouths put a man to
an artistic test ; he will be driven to his
wits' end whether to begin at one comer
and conclude on the other, or to make a
heroic dash at the middle and endeavor
to reach both corners. Hut if you are a
kissing artist it can be covered nicely
enough. If your sweetheart has a
coarsely formed mouth she will be sens
ual and" full of strong, coarse points of
character, and will raise a row in the
family. If she has a delicately formed
mouth, with rounded lips nnd of a vel
vety color, she will have much sensibil
ity "and iierfection of character, but will
not astonish by her brilliancy of eonce
tion or execution. It is a good mouth
lieeause it is kis.able and submissive.
Shun blue-lipped or thin-lipped women;
they will bore you to death with litera
ture or woman's rights, theorize while
vou want vour dinner, or spoil your tem
per bv their red-hot scolding to!
A ueer Custom.
Among the Kussiaiis the father and
mother of an infant not onh cannot
stand as sponsors to it, but they a: not
allowed to be present at its baptism.
The godfather and godmother, by ar- J
swenng for the child, Decome reia-eu i.
it and to each other, and a lady and
gentleman who have stood as s-Kmsors
to the same child are not allowed to mar
ry each other.
' Hanton't Mugir. Corn .-Ive."
WarmnOil tiM"ir"tr ii..irn- r-fiinl,'ti. A-k your
fruggist font. l'ri-- IT. .nil..
A Hard Lesson.
One of the hardest lessons to learn
in life is that the man who differs with
I you, not only in opinions, but in prin-
ciples, may be as honest and sincere as J
Western American Seenery. (
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Las now ready for distribution a sixteen
age portfolio of scene, alou:- it line, half '
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"ach and can t e obtained without delay by
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Why is man's chm tho most -unlnckT
.e,f.rt of his body? Becaueitis'constant l
if I ly getting into scrape. J
"Put no fulsome compliments
tombstone," said a wag. "Don't give
me any epi-taffy."
0 PAINS AND ACHES.
on't Blame the Cook
If a baking powder is not uniform in strength
so that the same quantity will always do the same
workj no one can know how to use it, and uni
formly good, light food cannot be produced with it.
All baking powders except Royal, because
improperly compounded and made from inferior
materials, lose their strength quickly when the can
is opened for use. At subsequent bakings there
will be noticed a falling off in strength. The focd
is heavy, and the flour, eggs and butter wasted.
It is always the case that the consumer suffers
in pocket, if not in health, by accepting any sub
stitute for the Royal Baking Powder. The Royal
is the embodiment of all the excellence that it is
possible to attain in an absolutely pure powder.
It is always strictly reliable. It is not only more
economical because of its greater strength, but
will retain its full leavening power, which no
other powder will, until used, and make more
M. Tnrquet has laid the following
project before the Minister of Finance
and the Budget Committee relative to
tho rich collection of precious stones
known under the official title of " Dia
mauts de la Couronne." The Under Sec
retary for the Fine Arts proposes to divide
this treasure into three parts. The first
part will comprise the historic jewels and
stones, and will be placed in the Louvre.
Tho second part wilf contain stones hav
ing a minendogical value, and will lie
placed in the museum of the Ecole des
Mines. Tho third part, conqiosed of
royal and imperial jewelry, and having
only a material value, will be put up at
auction and sold to tho highest bidder,
and the proceeds will go to form a state
fine-art fund. M. Ttirque thus had
an inventory made of this prince
ly treasure. One of the most famous
of the diamonds is the ono called Regent.
It weighs VMi carats, is of an extreme
whiteness and brilliancv, is square in
form, and was estimated at 12,000,000
francs in 1791. Another remarkable ob
ject is a round pearl, weighing owr
twenty-seven carats and valued at
200,000 francs ; and still another is the
necklace of pearls, styled Collier de la
Reitie, composed of twenty-fivo pearls
and worth 996,700 francs. None of our
-rfiuy readers would, we are sure, disdain
the large, long, clear ruby in this col
lection, weighing fifty-six carats and
valued at 50,000 francs ; nor the ame
thyst of more that thirteen carats, eti
mated at 0,000 francs, nor the sapphire
of 132 carats, worth 100,000 francs. By
selling the jewels of the third class, M.
Tnrquet expects to realize the sum of
3,000,000 francs, and with it he will pur
chase works of art and enrich the na
tional museums. Parisian.
' Are you prepared for death ?" tho
clergyman asked, with a tremor of emo
tion "iu his voice, as he took the sick
woman's hand in his own. A shade of
patient thought crossed the invalid's
face, and bv-and-by she said she didn't
h-.rdly believe she was ; there was the
little "bedroom carpet to be taken up
yet, and the paint up stairs had hurdly
"oeeu touched, and she did want to pat
up new curtains in the dining room, but
she thought if she didn't die until uexi
Moudav she would be about as near
ready as a woman with a big family an I
no girl ever expected to be. P. S.
That woman got well.
Prom away up in British North America
comes the following greeting to Dr. R. V.
Pierce, Chief Consulting Physician to the
Invalids' Hotel end Surgical Institute, at
Buffalo, N. Y. Mrs. Allen Sharrard. of
Hartney, Selkirk Co., Manitola. whose
portrait, with that of her littlo boy,
heads this article, writes as follows:
" I tako great pleasure in recommending Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription for 'falling of
tho womb.' I was tror.hlcd with bearing
down pains and pains in my back whenever
I would bo on my feet any length of time. I
wasrecommendea to trv Dr. Pierces Favorito
Prescription, which I did with happy results.
tlese Tf it
I feel liko a new person after taking thrco
As wo have just heard from tho frigid
North, we will now introduce a letter
received from tho Sunn v South. Tho follow
ing Is from Mrs. J. T. Smith, of Oakfuskee.
Cleburne Co., Ala. Sha writes: "I was
afflicted and suffered untold pains and
misery, such as no pen can describe, for sis
years. I was confined to bed most of tho
time. I expected tho cold hand of death
every day. I was nfiiicted with leucorrhea
with cscessivo flowing falling of the womb
bearing down sensation pain in tho small
of my Iwck my bowels costive smarting,
itching and burning in the vasina, also pal
pitation of tho heart. "When I began taking
your medicino I could not sit up, only a few
minutes at a time. 1 v
time, l was so wca&. i toos
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription threo
i tirru-! nerdnv. I also took hLs ' Golden Medical
biscoverv' three times per day and ono of
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets everv night. I
have taken seven bottles of tho Discovery.'
seven bottles of tho Prescription - and fivo
bottles of tho ' Pellets.' I took these medi-
dices sevpn months, regularly, never missed
mlay. ThcnC medicines cured me. I feel as
well as I ever did in my life. Four of tho
best doctors in the land treated my case, four
vears. They all gave mo up as hopeless
iney said I could not bo cured, and could not
of health." Youre truly.
1IVC J.L.UllU IUU VblJI JL VJUU, U.H1 JlUUl
1".. nkHHiajaU aV II v mz..jW m y.
tored to tfco Dcst
T P :J7F
", yv jf--afii yt
Lightning and Trees.
Prof. Colladon. of Geneva, has
made some interesting observations on
the course of lightning when it strikes
trees and houses. He holds that the
great discharges which' injure trees and
houses seldom or never happen while
the lightning has an unobstructed
course which it has along the thin ii)
pr brandies of trees, where birds and
their nests are often left uninjured by its
descent. Uut it is where the electric
current reaches the thick stem that the
tree becomes a worse and worse con
ductor, nnd it is here, therefore, that
the tree is what is called struck i. ..
here that the electricity, failing to find
an unobstructed channel to the earth,
neeumuhues in masses, and gives out
shocks that rend the tree. And the
same is true of houses whose lightning
conductors stop short of the ground.
Prof. Colladnii has also shown that
the close neighborhood of a piMl of water
is a great attraction to th electric
current, and that the electricity often
passes down a houe or tree till it is
near enough to dart straight across t
the water; anl he thinks that, whero
possible, lightning conductors should
end in a spring or pool of water. Prof.
Collation believes that lightning
descends rathi"- in a shower through a
multitude of vines, for instance, in the
same vineyard than iu a single main
Btream. It di ides itself among all the
upper branches of a tree, and is received
from himdreds of atmospheric points at
once, instead of, as has been usually
supposed, fn.m one. Electricitv is a
rain, a number of tributaries from a
wide surface, not a single torrent.
Slailoh'a Convu-iiptlnn Curo
IovnfcloniiKUuntntrt'. It run- Iti-ipi.-nt rn"imiw
Hun. It fc tlur U-t Couch Cure. iJKt.-.iOcts. .K JIJl,
Soft soap, mixed with a solution of
potash or caustic sodj, or pearl ash
mixed with sufficient water to form a
paste, if laid on with a brush or rag
and left for somo hours, will easily re
move old putty and paint.
HeecimmV 1'u.i.s have a p"eaaitt ooatiiii-
dNsui-in; theta-te of the jiill. without im
1'iiiriiig it e'Ki-nry. "-.'." cents a hox.
After crosses and looses men -row w iter
anil Iiiiml!er. -Franklin.
You enn always I e happy
lim to rejoite with other..
if von are wil-
It never ninlic the (lav anv tiriuhtcr to
i to growl at the cloudy weather.
Mrs. W. O. Gunckel,
Seventh Street, Terre. Haute, Indiana, writes;
" I bad been sutFering trom womb trouble for
Dr. Pierce's Favorito Prescription, which I
did, and found, in taking six Lotties of tho
'Prescription' nnd two of tho -Golden
Medical Discovery,' that it has effected a
positivo cure, for which words cannot ex
press my gratitudo fcr the relief from tho
great suffering that I Bo long endured."
As a powerful, invigorating, restorativo
tonic "Favorito Prescription ' improves
digestion and nutrition thereby building up
solid, wholesome f.esh, and increasing tho
strength of tho wbolo system. As a soothing
and strengthening nervine "Favorite Pre
scription " is unequalod and is invaluablo in
allaying and subduing nervous excitability.
irritability, nervous exhaustion, nervous
prostration, neuralgia, hysteria, spasms.
Chorea, or St, Vitus'a Dance, and other dis
tressing, nervous symptoms commonly atten
dant upon functional and organic disease of
tho womb. It induces refreshing sleep and
relieves mental anxiety and deondency.
Even insanity, when dependent upon womb
disease, is cured by It.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a
scientific medicine, carefully compounded by
on experienced and skillful physician, and
adapted to woman's delicato organization. 1 1
is purely vegetablo in its composition and
perfectly harmless in itseffects hi any condi
tion of the system. For morning sickness, or
nausea, duo to pregnancy, weak stomach, in
digestion, dysjiepsia and kindred symptoms,
its use will prove very beneficial.
Dr. Pierce's Book (168 pages, illustrated )
on "Woman and Her Diseases," giving suc
cessful -means of Homo Treatment, will bo
mailed in plain envelope, securely sealed
from observation on receipt of ten cents
to pay postage. See the Doctor's address
near the bead of tbjs article.
eight years having doctored v.itii tho meet
skillful physicians, but finding only tempo
rary r(xhff frym medicines iirecribI lv
th?m. 'T"w& advised hv a friend to tako.
I Examination acl Advice aa to Patentability r.t
Invention. Sarl for Inventor' Goide,or How to Get
ratent." PATI3S OT'TBIIT.T,, WASSHOTaT, B. S.
IV. JT. U.. Owaha-M, 18M.
I When Answering A(iTrtUBiaU KliiJIr
j Mention tltls finer.
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