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Persons have been known tj
gain a pound a day by taking
an ounce ct MUil b tMLL
S10NV It is strange, but it often
Jwmehow the ounce produces
the pound : it seems to start the
digestive machinery going prop
erly, so that the patient is able
to digest and absorb his ordinary
food, which he cou!d not do be
fore, and that is the way the gain
A certain amount of flesh is
necessary for health ; if you have
not got it you can get it by
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"rt don't stop because the weather is warm.
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Tlun'sa t;oxl Jialian .n)Vib,
Oourlird in words whW-b reudeml are:
He who lowly plMlli-tti onward
Travel loii and traveU fiir.
"IVnwvFRinf. roixiuernall tliines,"
I an much Hie nine,
Ia-aUok tinmv who w ill olmt-rve it
On to fortune und to ikiue,
Constant climbing sraUs the mountain
Towering upwardjuto Aice;
M ig hty ronti lu-tits aro lruverw-1
J!y tlie pil-rims rtiec by iee.
TiKMe wIkhii all uuinkind mul iionor
Won ll.elr iU tlirouKh patient toil ;
ftentty and jH-rsUtent ert'ort
Nothing in the end ran loll.
Having one thy course determined,
Never, save that course prove wrong.
liiickward turn, whute'er U-Ude thee ;
Keep thy nwolution strong.
I remember to have h.-u-ued.
In the day ..f boyUutM pa.L,
To a song w hieh but consisted
Of "go on " from fiivt to last.
JuhI 'go on ! jro on V repeuU-d,
Tluit wan all, and nothing more ;
Yet tluit song peuliur taught me
A lifth-sson full of hive.
Through the triala of thy boyhood.
Through the -are of man', estate.
Act upon tills brief Injunction,
Aud success shall on thee wait.
When thy heart begin to (alter.
Then tills simple motto con ;
And go on ! go on ! go on !
A SPRIG OF UOSEJIAUY.
KY J I I.I A S HAVER.
It was at the writer of Blauk slreet
aud Rroadway. Au ld woman was
standing on the curb looking uncer
tainly alxtnt her now at the endless
chain of street cars, now into the faces
of passers-by. She was a countrytied
old woman, stout aud plain, yet with
such all embrac ing human klnduess as
to make it, for eyes that really see,
lovely to look upon.
It was a hot summer afternoon, and
she, too, was warmly clad in dark,
homely garments. Near hrr feet on
the curbstone was a large enamel t loth
satchel, with a robust cotton umbrella
strapped to it, Ou her left arm hung
a good-sized ba.-ket filled with growiDg
plants old fashioued things seldom
seen outside of farmhouse gardens.
With her right hand incased iu a gray
cotton glove, she was fauning her heal
ed face with a corner of her black shawl.
Her pleasant gray eyes wandered from
face to face of the hurrying throng, as
if seeking sympathy, but few gave her
even a casual glance, aud of those few
only now and then one gave her a sec
ond look lit up with momentary curios
ity or amusement. The woman ? as so
obviously out of place as much so as
an apple tree or a clump of cinuamon
roses would have been.
The guileless wistfulnessof her bright
old eyes pierced the hard crust of world
liue and conventionality, and crept
iuto their hearts, aud more than one
was moved to ask the stranger if she
needed help or information, but the lit
tle crevice closed quickly and they pass
ed ou. Ouly the look remained impris
oned iu their bosoms, and they recalled
that day things they had Dot thought
of for mauy a year.
The woman had arrived on a noon
train, expecting her nephew, William
Henry l-'aruer, to meet her at the sta
tion. She had waited a long time for
him, theu, thinking her letter had mis
carried, she decided to go ou to his
house up towu. She had been there
before, and she knew how to reach it,
but she was timid about goiug alone.
William Henry was her only broth
er's child, and had grown upon a farm.
He was a smart boy, and had grown up
iuto a smart man. He was a prosper
ous provision dealer in New York now,
married to a nice girl from his own
township, and living comfortably in
his own house out Harlem way.
Whenever there arose a domestic emer
gency in his family and they arose
w ith astouishing frequency Aunt Ab
by came on to nurse William Henry's
wife. For thfft matter, they would
have liked to keep her with them all
the time; but Aunt Abby would not
leave her home the home of her hum
ble farming ancestors for several gener
ations. She was essentially of the soil,
a country woman iu every fi!er of her
lieiug. The city was to her a monster,
spleudid, but full of terror, whose glit
tering scales pained her eyes, whose In
cessant roar hurt her ears, accustomed
to the quiet fields and woods. Not for
worlds would she live in the city.
But she dearly loved William Henry,
and Lucilla and the children, and was
glad to come and stay with them dur
ing emergencies like the one pending.
Lucilla was a country girl, too, and
laved the old place, aud when Aunt
Abby came in she always brought some
thing from her old home. This time
it was some plants for Lucilb's win
dow garden, from the place where
William Henry's folks used to live.
She had left a good deal of soil about
the roots, aud that made the basket
very heavy. Her arm ached sorely,
but she would not set the basket dowu
for fear some one might tread on it, or
even tteal it while she was not looking,
and she kept a sharp eye also on the
black satchel. Aunt Abby read the
papers, aud her opiniou of New York
morals was not high.
She began to feel very tired, and
wished William Henry had not missed
her, and wondered how she happened
to leave her palm-leaf fan on the train.
"I'm gettiu' all het up!" she said to
She had thought that she knew just
which kiud of a cur to take to get to
her nephew's house, but they came
along so fast, and looked so much alike
that she was getting doubtfuL And
she meant to be very cautious. She
was morally certain that, once on the
wrong car, her doom was sealed. There
was no knowing to what dreadful den
she might be lured, robbed and mur
dered, and no one would know what be
came of her. She had read of num
bers of people disappearing mysterious
ly that way. So she let car after car
pass until she could feel quite, quite
When she bad been standing there
aoine time in the hot aun, a handsome
coupe stopped near her, and an old
gentleman stepped out. He was a very
flue-looking old gentleman, indee
SOMEIISET, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 00. 1899.
clean-shaven, rosy, and somewhat pom
pous. His hair was silver-white, and
so were the heavy brows under which
were eyes as hard and bright as polish
ed steel; his mouth was the mouth of a
man who loved pomp aud pleasure, but
it was not altogether a cruel mouth.
As he stepped on to the curb he noticed
the woman standing there with her
basket of eouutry plants, looking vague
ly about her, and fanning herself wea
rily with a black shawl.
He had a quick sense of the pictur
esque, this smooth -shaven old gentle
man, aud he was one of the few who
looked a second time. His eyes soft
ened a little, tK. It was as if a breath
of clover fields and orchards had leeu
wafted to him by that bit of black shawl
iu the cotton-gloved hand.
Some one iu passing had broken oh?
a spray from oue of the plants, and it
lay w ilting ou the hot curbstone. The
gentleman stooped, picked it up, and
carried it into his olllce in the great
stone building on the corner. When
he wa seated at his desk it was still
in his hand. He looked at it curiously.
It had large, oval, dull-greeu leaves,
delicately serrated; a pungent, whole
some odor rose from it, prevailing over
the other odors of the room odors of
Russia leather, of tobacco, and of the
The gentleman inhaled its fragrance
long aud deeply.
"What is it?" he asked himself. "I
seem to remember ah, yes! I have it.
It is rosemary! Yes. That's what it
The steely eyes softened still more,
and fixed themselves like those of one
hypnotized. The full, pmud mouth
"There was a clump of rosemary in
mother's garden," so ran his thoughts,
"and near it was a great mat of clove
pinks. They bloomed in June. lean
smell them now. There was a huge
bush of southernwood there, too, and
some tawny lilies, aud xpiderwort, and
monk's-hood and striped grass. Strange
how the old names come back to me!
The lilac bushes in the corner were like
trees to nie in those days. I used to
sit under them and play at matching
blades of grass with sister Mary, aud
wonder why her hands were so white,
aud why mother never let her work
hard. I know now. She faded away
and died, and there was only me left.
I remember those Sundays iu summer,
when I was uot allowed to play or run
about. How long they were, and how
hot! Like to-day, but with such a dif
ference! Mother always had a spray
of rosemary aud a pink folded iu her
handkerchief when we started for the
meeting-house, and some caraway seed
in her pocket, which she gave me now
and then during the service when she
saw I was almost asleep. I taste them
now, and smell the rosemary aud the
pinks, and the pine odors coming iu at
the open window, and the varnish on
the pews all mingled together. And I
hear the creaking of the women's fans,
and the horses whinnying under the
shed behind the meetiug-house, and
the minister's droning voice uow it all
comes back to me!
"And Abby Abby Grover her
folks' pew was across from ours, and I
used to try my best to make her laugh
in meeting, but I don't think I ever
succeeded. She was a nice girl, Abby
was. Not pretty, but with something
about her that was better than beauty.
And her eyes and hair were really love
ly, I reuiecuber.
"Abby geuerally wore a sprig of rose
mary pinued to her dress wheu I went
over to see her Sunday nights iu sum
mer. That was after we grew up. We
used to sit on the orchard wall and talk
until the wbippoorwills began cryirg,
and Abby's mother would come to the
door and say the dew was falling and
she guessed we better come in.
"I fancy I did most of the talking,
though, for Abby was one of your si
lent, deep sort. I told her all my plans
for getting away from the farm aud
making my fortune in the city. And
she would listen patiently, though I
must have been a terrible boie, and
look at me with her nice clear eyes aud
say: 'How ambitious you are, Joey."
Joey! Fancy auy one calling me 'Joey'
"And bow proud she was of me when
I began to get on in the world aud
she helped me too, Abby did. She lent
me her little savings from school-teaching,
and, later on, wheu the farm came
to her, she raited money on that to start
me in business. Is there anything a
woman will not do for the man she
At this point the color deepened on
the old gentleman's forehead, and a
deep breath like a sigh expanded his
"Of course, I paid her back, every
dollar, with interest," went on his
thoughts, "and I meant to keep my
promise of marriage, too. It was Abby
herself who broke the engagement
when she found out that I loved anoth
er girl better. It was the right thing.
She did not seem to take it much to
heart, either; but she never married.
At least I never heard that she did.
It is 2ii years or more since I saw the
old place. There was nothiug to draw
me there after the old folks died. I
wonder I wonder what became of Ab
by! Dead, probably. She would be an
old woman if she were living not po
very old either. She was two years
younger than I, and I am not yet turn
A clerk came in and laid a telegram
on the desk. The old man took it.
The steely look came back to his eyes.
The old woman in the black shawl
was still standing on the street corner.
She looked tired and anxious, aud the
plauta in the basket bad wilted sadly.
The cars looked more alike than ever,
and she did uot dare to stop one. A
policeman on the corner had scowled
at her unpleasantly two or three times,
and Aunt Abby felt almost ready to
drop, what with the beat aud the fa
tigue and the dread that the policeman
might speak to her, aud she be hope
lessly disgraced thereby.
Suddenly her face broke into a de
lighted smile. A ruddy, youngish man
came hurryiog to her.
"Wal, there!" exclaimed Aunt Abby,
as be shook hands with her and kissed
her, and began asking questions and
answering them all In the same breath.
"Wal, there, now. William Henry, if
that don't beat all?"
Then she told how she had waited in
the station, and then on the street cor
ner, until she was "all het up," and
had left her paliu-leaf fan ou thetraiu,
and wondered if the plants would come
up again, aud asked how Lucilla was,
Meantiiue the man bad picked up
the black satchel aud the baket and
hustled Auut Abby good-naturedly iuto
the car, and the two were gone.
And the sprig of rosemary lay forgot
ten on the floor beneath the old gentle
man's feet. Outlook.
Heli ful Amusement
"I learned my most valued lessons In
the art of housekeeping from the prac
tical, sensible system of 'making play
of work,' encouraged by a thoughtful
mother," sjiid a white-haired old lady
recently, as she recounted her early de
light in the "world of make-lelieve,"
where cooking and dressmakiDg for
her dolls and afternoon "playing com
pany" easily led to an understanding
of these arts on a larger scale.
It is a thought that should figure
more largely in the training of child
ren. If mothers could make the play
of their little folks have some bearings
on their education how much could be
learned by the receptive minds that in
many cases is not taught until later
years, when it is more difficult to learn.
If sewing could be taught through the
medium of doll dressmaking, the little
garments being fashioned after the ac
tual models of the sewer's own clothes,
with patterns that would give good
Ideas of the she atd form of real art
icles worn by actual people, what an
absorbing interest the youngsters would
take in the sewing that Is often consid
ered an irksome task; and how much
easier it would be when the time came
for the girls to cut aud tit their owu
dresses, or assist in the family sewiDg.
If the playing about the kitchen,
which the children all love, could lie
converted to actual advantage through
the child's world of make-believe, how
simple would apeur the household du
ties of later years.
Aud for the boys the tool-chest, the
set of crayons or any other of the many
delights of happy boyhood could lie
turned to real advantage for the future
if the parents would but deftly, with
no appearance of teaching, turn play
things aud playtime to good account.
Theu, as the children grow older and
real work forms a part of their every
day lives, they will not ouly be able to
work more deftly aud intelligently lie
cause of this early acquaintance with
the use of tools and household utensils,
but the "world of make-believe" will
often color the days of practical reality
with delightful romance because of rec
ollection of childish Imsginingi.
A Bad Habit.
Ostensible courtesy has fastened upon
civilized people a bad habit, and that is
the habit of inquiring for another's
health at every meeting. "How have
you been?" "How are you to-day?'
These are the established forms of greet
ing, and between people of sound
nerves it is all right, for the inquiry
slips from the memory like the pro
verbial "water from a duck's back."
Hut how many of us are of sound nerve?
With the majority of people the inquiry
starts a series of reflections that tend to
lower the standard of contentment. It
is strange how adverse the average per
son is to owning up to good health; au
ailmeut of some kiud seems to make
oue so much more interesting, to give
oue a claim to so much more considera
tion. And so when the question is
asked: "How are you?" the average
person immediately legins to search
his or her mind for some indisposition
with which to burden and dignify the
reply. The faintest headache, a cut
linger, any old complaint of yesterday
or the day before is put under a mental
magnifying-glass, aud presented for the
consideration and condolence of the
questioner. Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
Fish Suffer From Cold.
It doubtless occurred to very few peo
ple to pity the fish during the extreme
cold weather of last winter, yet they
suffered quite as much asother animals,
ouly iu a ditlerent way. Like all other
creatures, fish must have oxygen to
breathe, but instead of taking it in the
form of air, they get theirs iu solution
with the water in which they live.
This supply must, however, tie con
stantly renewed from the air, and wheu
the water is frozen over for any length
of time the stock is, of course, shut oil",
and the fish suffocate just as much as
you would shut up in a box. This is
more apt to happen iu ponds aud small
lakes, as iu all large bodies of water air
holes are sure to exist at frequent inter
vals. If you should examine these air
holes, you would always find large
schools of fish congregated about them,
eager for the fresh oxygen.
A Narrow Escape.
Thankful words writteu"by Mrs. Ada
E. Hart, Groton, S. D. "Was taken
with a bad cold which settled on my
lungs; cough set in and finally termin
ated in Consumption. Four Doctors
gave me up, saying I could live but a
short time. I gave myself up to my
Savior, determined if I could not stay
with my friends ou earth, I would meet
my absent ones above. My husband
was advised to get Dr. Kiug's New Dis
coveryor Consumption, Coughs and
Colds. I gave it a trial, took iu all
eight bottles. It has cured me, and
thank God, I am saved and now a well
and healthy woman." Trial bottles
free at J. X. Snyder's Drug Store, Som
erset, Pa., and G. W. Brallier'a Drug
Store, Berlin, Pa.
Remedy for Potato Scab.
The potato scab has been the cause of
considerable loss to cultivators of that
crop, but an experiment made by the
Kentucky Experiment Station indi
cates that an effective remedy has been
found for scab. A treatment of corro
sive sublimate was given by soaking
the potatoes for au hour in a solution
of 9 ounces of sublimate in sixty gal
lons of water, the disease in the seed
being thereby destroyed.
Worm That Grows Like a Plant.
Hidden away in the sanctum of the
curator of the Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, are a few specimens of
the strangest insect in the world. It is
so rare and so little understood that the
cabinet is not exhibited for public in
section. It is kuowu as the "bulrush
This wonderful insect is the plant
worm of New Zealand, a growth ap
parently half insect and half vegeta
ble. In its f hort cycle of life it is first
a worm crawling on the ground or
boring into trees; later it buries itself
in the earth and actually sprouts up
like a plant seed and sends a stem a
foot long into the air, a stem with seed
sprouts and all the characteristics of a
vegetable growth. It is an apparent
attempt on the part of uature to bridge
the gap between the vegetable and aui
mal kingdoms. It is found only in
The "bulrush caterpillar" Is the re
sult of the attack of a fungus growth,
sphacria roliertsil, upon the grub of the
large brown moths of the hemiadae
family of the pornia and pielua genera.
The grub feeds on the roots of plant,
principa'ly on the New Zealand varie
ties of the giant feru trees. The pop
ular name of the fungoid growth that
springs from the grub is "vegetable
caterpillar," and the native Maori
names are "weri" and "anuhi."
In clearing up original forest land in
New Zealand the larvae of the Insect
iu various stages of attack of the fun
gus are often found. The grub is from
two to three Inches iu length, bluish
w hite in color, with black bead and a
thii! skin. Chocolate colored rings
define the segmental development.
The fungus in growing kborls the
body of the grub, assimilating the ani
mal substance aud taking the exct
form of the living insect. As to how
the tpores of the fungi get into the
grub it is idle to sjieculate. There is
absolutely no data upon which to base
After killing the grub and absorbing
the body, the fungus sends up a shoot
or seed stem from six to twelve inches
long. The most remarkable feature of
the stem is that it iuvariably breaks
through the body of the grub in the
same place the first joint back of the
head. The caterpillars found with the
Tush growing from them are usually
iu a vertical position, with the head
uppermost, but sometimes the position
is reversed. Thestem, however, always
sprouts from the s ime joint. The grub
burrows into the ground from '1 to S
inches before it dies or is attacked by
A New Zealand scientist, who has
studied thestrange insect, nays: "There
is a tree-boring grub exactly like the
ground one, but whether the two are
identical has yet to be determined.
The tree-boring one is also subject to
attacks of sphacria robertsil, as I have
found one with the seed growing from
the head, thestem projecting out of the
bore the grub has made, the end of
the stem standing out about three inches
behind the bark of the tree. A friend
of miue has also found two others iu
"It is believed that the ground grub
enters the ground at the time when
about to go through its transformation
to the moth, but this belief is 0111 to
question, aud may well be doubted.
The strongest reason for doubting it is
the fact, established beyond all quts
tion, that the tree-boriug grub chaugea
to the moth w ithout leaving the tree.
When about to enter ou the winged
stages of its existence it crawls to the
outer eud of its bore, slips its outer
membrane and emerges a fully devel
oped moth. Hundreds of the empty
membranes may be observed during
the early weeks of summer.
"Some of the moths are of large size
aud beautifully marked. There is such a
variety of color among them that
scarcely two can be found of exactly
the same shade.
A Clock That Bans a Tear.
Peter M. Ravenskilde, of Cabrey, III.,
has invented a clock that will run a
year, perhaps longer, without attention.
It was started August l'ii, Is!'-, aud has
u )t stopped or lost or gained time since.
Tue clock is run with a wheel AO inches
in circumference. From the outer sur
face of the wheel are suspended U)
cups, each one-half inch in diameter
and a third of an inch deep. Forty of
these cups contain steel balls three
eights of an inch in diameter. Every
minute and a half, as this wheel turns
by the weight of the balls, one of the
balls falls out of the cup and rolls
down an inclined plane 10 inches
long, when, by its own weight, it re
unites a brokeu circuit of electricity
aud is elevated by a little car traveling
along an inclined plaue to the top of
the wheel, where it falls into a cup
which stands vertical for a short titue.
After the car discharges its cargo it re
turns to its original station by its own
weight. From the time one of these
balls is dropped into a cup until it is
again dropped into auother cup it trav
els 30 inches. Thus the work done by
all the balls is equivalent to one ball
traveling over a mile a day, 400 miles
in one year, and in t0 years the distance
around the globe. The electricity used
is generated in an ordinary storage
battery. Kansas City Star.
Bed Hot From The Gun
Was the ball that hit G. B. Stead man
of Newark, Mich., in the Civil War.
It caused horrible Ulcers that no treat
ment helped for 20 years. Then Buck
len's Arnica Salve cured him. Cures
Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Bails, Felons,
Corns, Skin Eruptions. Best Pile cure
on earth. 25 cents a box. Cure guar
anteed. Sold at J. N. Snyder's Drug
Store, Somerset, Pa., and G. W. Brall
ier'a Drug Store, Berlin, Pa.
The language of flowers is now play
ing a prominent part in the political
discord of the day in Paris. White
pinks and blue oeillets, are the signs
of the Reactionary party, while the So
cialists and advanced Republicans have
.l.-tntt roA lirwof nnnierp-. Ssomp antt-
Loubet papers advise their followers '
to wear Panama bats on Sundays as a
special insult to the President '
Peanuts, more properly called ground
peas, require a climate in which there
is a season of five months free from
frost Virgiuia, North Carolina and
Tennessee produce a large part of the
crop of the United States, amounting
toaliout 4,0)0,n bushels of 22 pounds
eaa annually. After the flower falls
the spike elougates aud beuds dowu
ward, pushing several inches into the
soil, where the extremity enlarges and
develops a pod containing from oue to
three seeds. These pods are covered
with tiny warts, which secrete nitro
gen from the air, like clover and cow
Upon soils properly cultivated yields
of more than H bushels an acre have
been obtaiued, but during reuent years
successive planting has so depleted
many farms that scarcely twenty bush
els are raised.
The vines are valuable as hay, being
but slightly inferior to clover, and su
perior to timothy. Peanut meal is
highly regarded as a feeding stutr in
European countries. A saudy loam,
neither too dry nor too sandy, yet light
and porous, produces the most mark
etable peanuts, yet any soil that cau be
put in a friable condition and kept so
will produce them, provided it contains
asuilicieut quantity of lime. Soil as near
like the natural color of the peanut
shell produces the light-colored shell
so popular. Soil should le worked
into a level, well-pulverized bed, the
seed planted iu drills about 3 feet apart
each way, though on less fertile laud
they may be planted nearer together,
about May 1. Weeds mu the kept out.
and the soil tilled enough to keep it
well pulverized. The nuts should l
out of the ground before the frost. In
harvesting a specially-prepared plow is
used to cut otT the top r'U of the vine,
after which laliorers with forks remove
the vines with pods and stack tln'iu
up around poles 7 feet hlh, set iu the
ground at convenient distances. They
are carefully protected from rain, left
to dry fifteen or twenty days, after
which the pod may be picked. This
must be done by hand, and is one of
the Iar-st items of expense to the
peanut farmer. The nuts when picked
are placed iu bags holding four bushels
and either stored or sold to factories, to
be cleaned, sorted, sacked and brand
ed. The uncleaned nuts are worth
about .Vj ceuts a bushel. Southern
Sending Wedding Presents.
It U a golden rule to send your wed
ding gift in good time, the first to ar
rive being much more appreciated than
that which is one of the many pouring
in from all quarters during the last
By adhering to this rule you are also
saved the annoyance of hearing that
the saltcellars are charming, the third
set already received.
A month before the wedding day is
not too early to send the present, which
should be accompanied by a visiting
card, to be placed on the gift when dis
played among the others.
The package should be addressed to
the bride if you are intimate with both
the happy couple; and to the bride's
house, addressed to the bridegroom, if
it is he with whom you are best ac
quainted. Most people wish to give something
novel, useful and pretty. The future
circumstances of the reeipents should
intlueuce the choice. If they are going
abroad do not give anything unsuitable
to the requirements of the climate or
so cumbersome that the packing and
conveying to its destination will amount
to half the value of the present
If the recipients will not be particu
larly well otf, it is only kind to select
some useful present In these days
when artistic taste is shown in all the
necessities of life this should not be
If the happy couple are likkly to re
ceive many presents it is safe to give
something which will not be amiss if
received in duplicate, such as silver
sweetmeat dishes, silver teaspoous, or a
bronze or china.oruanieiit Woman's
Spain's Greatest Need.
Mr. It P. Olivia, of Barcelona, Spaiu,
spends his winters at Aiken, S. C.
Weak nerves had caused severe pains
in the back of his head. Ou using
Electric Bitters, America's greatest
Blood and Nerve Remedy, all pain
soon left him. He says this grand
medicine is what his country needs.
All America knows that it cures liver
aud kidney trouble, purifies the blood,
tones up the stomach, strengthens the
nerves, puts vim, vigor and new life
into every muscle, nerve and organ of
the body. If weak, tired or ailing you
need it Every bottle guaranteed; only
50 cents. Sold at J. N. Snyder's Drug
Store, Somerset, Pa., and O. W. Bral
lier'a Drug Store, Berlin, Pa.
Paved With Human Skulls.
At (iwandu, iu Africa, which Con
tains between 10,000 and 15,000 inhab
itants, the town, which is oval iu shape,
is surrounded by a palisade of trew
poles, the top of every pole kii
crowned with a human skull. There
are six gates, and the approach to each,
gate is laid with a pavement of husu.111
tkulls, the tops being the only part
that show above ground. More thai
2,000 skulls are used iu the pavement
leading up to each gate. The pave
ment is of snowy w hiteness, aud pol
ished to the smoothness of ivory by th
daily passage of hundreds, of naked
Don't Bob the Soil
When a farm must be abandoned it
is an evidence that the owner baa taken
everything possible from the soil and
added nothing in return. There are
hundreds of farms in New England
that were once "abandoned," but
which are now proving profitable since
new owners took possession. Every
farm can be made better, or at least hi
can be put in conditkia to- produi
crops, and at the same time improve Va
Half the ills that man is heir to ewrt 1
from indigestion. Burdock Blood Bit-
ters strengthens and tones the stotn&w!;
makes indigestion impossible.
WHOLE NO. 2509.
Thomas A. Edison Ls quoted in the
curreut Lssue of Success as expressing
his U-lief that liouid air can be made
c itiimercially useful, the only question
being that of the cost of production.
Recently in New York City a demon
Miration was made before a nuiulierof
iuviUnl guests of the ability to produce
liquid air iu large quantities aud at low
cost The plant has been established
for demonstration only, but with the
end iu view of hereafter producing li
quid air for commercial rnirposeH. Of
the success of the demonstration only
a scientist could speak with authority,
but certainly enough was doue and
said to interest the unscientific mind
and to impress upon it the conviction
that here is a new power, destined,
iKThaps, to rival steam aud electricity.
It has ouly !eeti about three yetirs
since the public has heard anything
alsuit liquid air. In that time it has
been a sort of scientific plaything and
Charles E. Tripler, the iuveutor, has
astonished students aud others who
have attended his lectures by boiling
water over ice, aud accomplishing oth
er marvels that seemed like feats of
magic rather than realities of science.
But uow the great aim is to -make this
new discovery a useful agent of man
kind. As already stated, the main
question is the eost of production. Os
car P. Ostergren, the inventor of the
system exhibited in New York, said:
"Liquid air is practically compressed
air that has len refrigerated. Scien
tists are agreed that it call be used with
safety and with immense power in
insny practical ways. The question
has U-en that of production iu large
quantities and at low cost I believe
that we have very nearly solved that
problem. When I began my experi
ments I had small hopes of achieving
anything practical, but now I see the
way clear to notable results. Here we
have a plant with a capacity of 1503
gallons a day. I cau produce aud draw
otfa quart of liquid air a miuute. As
to the cost, we are steadily reducing
that Mr. Tripler has said that he can
make liquid uir for 2 cents a quart
We have produced it here for 10 ceuts,
and it is ouly a quest i u of very short
time when it will be cut down to 3
ceuts. Theu I have uo doubt liquid
air will take the place of electricity in
automobiles and of compressed air iu
Your Birth. Month Prediction.
According to an old astrological pre
diction, if a girl is born
In January, she w ill lie a prudent
housewife, melancholy, but good-tetu-pered.
Iu February, an affectionate wife aud
In March, a frivolous chatterbox,
somewhat given to quarreling.
In April, inconsistent, not intelli
gent hut good-looking.
1 11 May, haudsome and likely to be
Iu June, impetuous, frivolous, and
will marry early.
Iu July, passably handsome, but
August, amiable and practical, likely
to marry rich.
Iu September, discreet, alfuble, and
In October, pretty and coquettish,
Iu November, liberal, kind, of a
Iu December, well made, fond of
novelty, aud extravagant
Alive With a Visible Lung.
Says a Centreville, Iowa, special to
the New York Times: An examination
of a man with a visible lung was made
here to-day through a life insurance
application, aud It Bernard, a bone
expert, says that scienee has a new
problem to discuss. James lUnkin, a
coal miner, twenty-three years old, was
born in La Salle, with eleven aud one
half muscles and parts of five ribs on
the right side missing. He also has a
eavity iu his chest through which the
lung protrudes like an inflated balloon
at every inspiration.
The man's pulse ranges from .!( to
131 beats to the minute without ap
parent inconvenience. The lungs are
" Daly Feed Man and Steed.'
Feed your nerves, also, if you would
have them strong. The blood is the
feeder and sustainer of the whole ner-
Toits system. Men and women who
are nervous are so because their nerves
are starved. When they make their
blood rich and pure with Hood's Sar
aaparilla their nervousness disappears
because the nerves are properly fed.
Hood's Sarsaparilla never disappoiuts,
Hood' Pills cure constipation.
When to Cat Corn.
Cut the com wheu the grain shows a
moderate glaze. You w ill then get the
best of corn, and fodder also. Cut at
this time the ears will weigh a heavy
when dry as if it had been allowed to
ripen standing, aud the quality will be
as good. The length of time it will
take the corn to ripen and dry out will
depend on the season and the size of
'the shocks, so one can not give any ex
uct time. Good farmers consider it
very importaut to get the corn ouC
tjromptly, when it comes to the right
tage, a the stalks are so much better
Working Night and Day.
The busiest and mightiest little thing
f t'tat ever was made ia Dr. King's New
LAj Pills. Every pill i a sugar-coated
lAuIe of health, that changes weafc
bksm int j strength, listlessneo into en
gy, braiu-fag into mental power.
They're wonderful iu building up the
JieaXh. Ouly 23. per box. Sold at J.
X. Suyder's Drugstore, Somerset, Pa.,
aj d.-. W. Brallier'a Drug Store, Ber
For breakiug up a cold take two
v drop each of camphor and laudanum
on a lump of sugar, or twelve drops of
camphor in twelve teaspoonsfuls of
water, taken by the teaspoonful every
Then followed plenty of fun, as the
boys endeavored to place a bubble upou
each of twelve goblets. Agtain and
Vm they managed to cover nine or
ten of the glasses; but a bubble seemed
al-A'avs to burst before the twelfth was
Coveivd. Fi oally, by woodcrf il oviick-
ness, they succeeded in achieving this
Each now took a large funnel, dipped
it into the mixture, placed the small
eud iu his mouth, approached the other
until the bow I., of the funnels were not
more than six inches spurt, aud started
to blow. The bubbles slowly swelled
out, touched aud ou contact united iu
an instant into one large sphere.
Steadily and carefully the blowing was
continued, both boys cautiously back
ing, meanwhile, until a great quivering
shape sixteen inches in length had
Resting for a short breathing spell,
Phil asked for one of his friends lu the
audience to come and help him make
a three-cornered bubble. The specta
tors laughed at this, and they were
amused agaiu wheu the boys, assumiug
pur(oncly comical attitude, began to
blow. Their laughter, however, was
changed to wonder when a great trian
gular bubble made its appearaoce.
Before the loud applause that greeted
this gigantic bubble ceased, Phil blew
a bubble u iiu a large tray, then be
blew another on top of the first; both
united. Then he added a third, mak
ing the bubble st ill larger, and fairly
electrified hLs audience by adding a
fourth bubble, which joined just as the
others had dune.
Here was a great bubble, indeed, for
careful measurement showed It to be
four feet around!
After a few momeuts' intermission.
Harry took a large yellow humming
top, aud set it spinning upon a shining
tray. Suddenly, without any announce
ment whatever, Phil placed a bubble
right on the whizzing top. Round
and round the top angrily hummed,
surmounted by its dome of iridesceut
brilliancy. How the bubble retained
its position was a mystery; but there it
clung, not only until the top ceased
spinning, but for some moments after
wards. St. Nicholas.
AU About Eyes.
Eye, mirror of the soul, may, per-
haist be considered more beautiful and
attractive than auy other feature. Di
viding them into two great classes,
light and dark, it has U-en said that
the dark indicate power, the light.
Black eyes, so called for they are
really of so deep an orange that they
apear black contrasted with the white
surrounding them are tropical. Some
times they seem dull and sluggish, but
the forces they betokcu are ouly slum
bering, so that any chance spark may
set them ablaze. With such eyes the
intellect will be powerful aud the pas
Clear blue eyts belong to temperate
regions. Other intellectual indications
being equal, what they may lack iu
power and passion they will make up iu
subtlety aud versatility. Hael eyes
show steadiness aud power of constant
affection; greeu, cat-like orbs, though
frequently fasciuating, are dangerous,
tor they are a sign of coquetry and
The eyes of genius are said to lie of
varying tints, like the sea, sometimes
blue, tinged with green or orange, I u
certain lights or when atlected by emo
tion, deep and almost dark. There are
but few of the infinite varieties iu tiut.
It should never be forgotten that eyes
are more capable of misleading thau
any other feature. Form and color
may indicate much; the glance, steady
or shifting, quick or languid, keen or
soft, perhaps even more. Widely ex
panded eyelids see much without reflect
ing greatly; they live in the senses, and
think little beyond the preseut moment
Eyelid lialf closing over the eyes
denote less facility of impression but
clearer insight, more definite ideas,
greater steadiuess in action; they notice
less, but think and feel intensely.
Deep-set eyes with wrinkles at th
outer corners show penetratiou and a
sense of humor. Eyes set near together,
especially wheu there are wrinklea
across the nose, are a sign of cunning
and meanness in small things, money
matters aud otherwise. Set wide apart,
the character will be geuerous; if too
wide, careless and extravagant
The proper distance between the eyea
is the length of one eye. Public Opin
ion. Bees in a Beer BarreL
A beehive in a beer-cask was discov
ered by the coopers of Boake, Iioberts
A Co., on the arrival at Carpenters'
Road, Stratford, East, of a truck-load
of barrel from Burton-on-Trent, say
the London Globe. A swarm of bee
had constructed a quantity of comb
which contaiued honey. Uufortuuate
ly a Large proportion of the busy insect
and their belongings we;e destroyed
by the workiueu before ttui icauge.
heard of the curious discovery. They
at once took prouspt measure to pre
serve the remainder of the swarm in a
new cask, where the industrious bee.
have evidently commenced a new
home, aud are apparently quite happy.
Airing Bed Clothin?.
Many casts of illness have resulted
from improper airing of bed aud bed
clothing. Many housekeepers uuaiva
their bed the first thing ia tlwe worth
ing for week aud month at a Hone,
Sh-ets, quilts, blankets, pillows, featk
er beds, mattresses, etc., should be air
eJ and sunned at least once a week.
During the winter the clothes should
be ou in freezing weather when the
air is uut too damp. Clean, fresh bed
are much fcicer and healthier thau
those made U every moruiug without
airiug. Pure Wjs most important if
we would have god health. N. G.
The amount of life ia the Jody de
prwls on the health of the aerves. ?o
improve the quantity of life,
Wheeier Nerve Yitalizer to make
your Bttfves strong aud healthy. For
ate at tiarHiau's Drug Store, Berlin,
Pa, aud Uoiuitain .& Sod's Drug Store,
Moving Wire Fence.
To move wire fence .guickly and
easily, unstaple the wire and lay thetu
separately. Taking the wire furthest
from the post first, tie one end to rear
axle of wagon and drive where fence
i to be put up. A team can drag a
wire 80 rod long or more, and the wire
does not kink nor are the barbs injured.
This applies to moving fence over
ground that is not iu crop. Would
not be practimble iu woodland. G. M.
Bodily pain lose it terror if you've
a bottle of Dr. Thomas' EcleciricOil
in the the house. I u taut relief in
cases of burn, cuts, sprains, accident
of any sort