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Tit person to be envied moat
In this eventful life
la not the one who counts his galas
Afar from storm and strife;
Nor yet the poteutate who wears
A crown upon his brow;
It is the man who stands around
And tells the others how.
And If the project finds success,
Tbe benefit he'll share;
And if it fail, he'll simply say
'Twas none of his affair. '
lie joins the triumph erery time
And dodges eTery row.
The man who simply stands around
And tells the others bow.
I would not be a warrior great
Nor hold a sceptred sway;
I would not be a bard to wake
Emotions irrare or gaj.
It fate would pniriouxly consent
My chooMing to allow,
I'd be the man who stands around
And tells the others how.
"S - O lOU youngsters want
5 &-$-jLrf3 a war story." sighed
JsL tirandPa Sawyer, gUnc-
ing fondly over the me. ry
crroiin of children an I
yC&S grandchildren that bad
assembled to celebrate
his sixtieth birthday; and
wondering what he could
IKissibly say on this au
gust occasion that had
not been repeated at least
a score of times.
"You might tell them
about the time you fa.nt-
ed dend away," suggested grandma,
with her tender, pensive smile, as shj
bent caressingly over his latest name
sake fust asleep In her arms.
Yielding to the clamorous entreaties
of more than a dozen young voices, the
veteran slowly proceeded: "You siv,
I was Just out of Audersonville. and a
little shaky even on an ordinary occa
ilon. iiiiil this was a most extraordinary
occasion, being the day your grandma
graduated at Holyoke.
"I lirst enlisted for three months, full
of light and sure of victory, and I look
ed so tine and tall in my bine uniform.
I thought I'd go and say good-by to
Dr. Miller's daughter. I was ouly a
common farmer, and she had another
beau, a student at Amherst, but 1 re
mem here d once at a party, when she
had to choose a partner, she selected
me Instead of Jim; so I thought I'd go
and tell her I was off for Dixie In the
morning. I thought maybe she'd cry a
little as my mother did, or say some
thing flue about my laying dowu uiy
precious life for the dear old flag; but
she didn't say much, and I didu't .uy
long, for Jim was there.
"Martha went with me out to the
gate. I reached out my big. sunburned
aand, and she look it in both ber own
ind held it quite a bit, and she said:
'Beuuie, I'm sorry you're going to th
war; you're too young a man, and too
good a man to stand up and be shot at.'
Then Jim appeared on the scene, an I I
went away half cursing my hoii. st
aand for being so big and so brown,
while Jim's was as white as a lily v ith
a great Hashing diamond on tbe small
est of his slender lingers.
"Talk about standing up as a tarset
for bullets; that's nothing nothing at
all compared with lying dow n to starve
In a foul prison. As the days p i.s.-ed
into weeks and the weeks so lor.. Into
months so much longer, that I lost all
count, how many and many a time 1
looked at my white, bony hands and
wished they were as big and as tanned
as they used to be, and when I would
uave prayed for an ending of my mis
ery, how well I remembered that Mar
tha had said I was too young to die,
and the way she had held my bun 1
still thrilled me, and kept me alive and
out of the clutch of old Giant Despair,
and I said over and over to my.-elf a
thousand times, with grim determina
tion, what Dr. Miller had so often re
peated: 'While there is life there Is
hope,' and at last I was exchanged nnd
discharged. Oh. how happy I was to
be set free! I did not regaln my free
dom with a sigh,' like the poor prlso er
of Chlllon, but with a great joy that
buoyed me up for the long, weary jour
ney home, and enabled me to assist
others who were still weaker.
"When at last the stage set me down
In the fanlllar village postofflce 1 was
bo weary and wasted no one seemed to
recognize me, but looked at me in a
pitying way I could not understand,
and sc I did not speak to any one. but
staggered down the hill to the old farm
house, trying In vain to scent the sup
per or tbe clove pinks. I did not know
my precious mother had beeu dead al
most a year, but when I reached the
gate I felt the change. It hung by one
hinge, and swayed and creaked with a
dismal sound that seemed to me like
the groaning of a ghost. It weakened
me so that I bad to rest a while before
going down the long walk still lined by
my mother's flower beds; but oh, bow
neglected they looked! As I neared the
porch I saw a red calf tied to a lilac
bush, one that my mother had herself
planted on the very day she was a
bride, and then I seemed to know that
she was gone. War kills women ns
well as men. She thought her only boy
was dead, and she had nothing to live
for nothing but an empty home.
"That was too good a bouse to be
long unoccupied, and Dr. Miller had
rented It to a needy family of foreign
ers, requesting that my room should bt
left Just as ray mother bad last ar
"Oh! how I had cheered myself with
a picture of that waiting tea tnM. !
Put I didn't drop down Into my accus
tomed place, for even the table bad
been moved Into the little, overcrowded
kiirhen. and the robust woman w'. o
did 1 er bist to servo me could not tin
c -rstand my simple language, but o
dicl comprehend my sorrow and wear!
ami h:tter disappointment, and
after I had taken a glass of milk she
allowed me to go right up to my osvo
a.ry chamber, where every thins was
tmcrvdly familiar. How dellclou-ly sort
r.n clear the semed. and I cried
n.ywif to sioc-p like a tired, houtoick
"I be firt tl.lnfi 1 heard In the mora
ii.C . not the chirking of the r:iii.
as in Vw oideu time, but th-l-u1 b.l
4-. oT ihflt ;rr -a'f rctiler my v. i i
flew. I rvv,-ro.S rr h-a1 w th IV t. -.1
, ... .'.71,1 w Tic j-vv. si oak l-.'..
.. W !-i I U; In til.-
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. -. , It im I tug dr e
. . f axl ay. ami I
. . : f f.h a'r. aa I rwsverel
. ,'' wrr a IM e late to
, ... va. and fireid tbe rUavrl
already crowded, trat the gooS doctor
finally succeeded In getting seat well
up In front, and there, right before us,
was Amherst Jim, jnst as allm and
white as ever. He lingered hla watch
chain and petted bis mustache and
made bis diamond glisten and devour
ed tbe platform with his eyes. Just as
l:e used to In the old red scboolhouse
when Martha was gelng to speak her
piece. Now he was a full-fledged phy
sician, and Dr. Miller's partner. We
had a long time to wait. Tbe essays
were lengthy and learned, and Martha's
was tbe very last. The other graduates
wore white, bat she was all In black,
with a crape collar. I looked question
Ingty Into her father's face. He pat
his arm around me, and whispered:
'She wears mourning for your soother
and for you.
"For my mother and for me oh! the
pain of It! oh, the Joy of It! and wheth
er it was the pain or the Joy, or the
crowded room, or the way Jim looked
at Mtrtha, I cannot tell, but somehow
everything slipped away Into nothing
ness. "When I came back to consciousness
the folks were all gone, all bat Dr.
Miller and his daughter, and Martha
was holding me as handy as she Is hold
ing that blessed baby now, and I was
just as quiet and submissive.
"I don't know much of anything bat
submission for a long time after that.
I didn't know I was helpless In bed In!
the Miller mansion, with Jim for night
watch, mixing the medicine to salt him
self, and always telling Martha I was
.-lowly Improving, and I could not see
the noiseless band that was stretching
a pontoon bridge over the last river,
but when my band was wet with the
cold surf. I reached it feebly toward
Martha's, and she took It firmly, just
as she did when I was going away to
the war, and she said: Benn!e, oh Ben
nie! you are too young to die; If only
you will live, my mother shall be your
mother,' and then she laid her warm
( In t k down on that cold hand and It
thrilled me back to life again, and the
good old doctor whispered, 'WhlU
there's life, there's hope,' and after
that he was the night watch, and
Mnitha was tbe day watch, and Jim
dropped cut, and Martha's mother was
"Martha's children are my children;
hor grandchildren are all mine, too; an J
poor Jim never bad any. I have out
lived biin by a quarter of a century,
and I'm good for twenty-five years
more, but I want you youngsters d s-
tinctly to understand this is my last
war story positively the last."
Two chubby arms were wounJ
around grandpa's neck, and a reprov
ing little kiss was dropped upon the
veteran's forehead. Little Mattie well
remembered that he had said those
very words, "positively the last," on
his very last birthday, and so her grate
ful caress must needs be a little re
proving, for hud he not often counseled
her, "Tell the truth, the whole truth,
and nothing but the truth," and did not
grandma sometimes say, "Consistency
is a Jewel?"
1'Ot.sibly the tender rebuke was quite
lost upon grandpa, but the others all
appreciated It, and truly, a little child
sbs.l lead them. New York Ledger.
"Bobby," said the mother of a pre
cocious 5-year-old, "I see your little
sister has the small apple. Did you let
her have her choice as I told you to? '
"Yes'm," replied Hobble, "I told her she j
-jould have the little one or none, and
she took the little one."
I .aura, aged 4, was asked by a visitor
wiiat nationality she was. "I'm En
glish same as my papa Is," was her re
ply, "but my mamma Is a Fwench
tnun." "And what Is your baby broth
er?" asked the visitor. "Don't know,"
said Laura, "be ain't big enough to
The mother of a bright little 3-year-old
had been away from home over
night, and on her return asked: "And
how did my little girl get to'sleep last
night without mamma?" "Oh," she
replied, "papa twied to sing to me like
"ou does, an' I dis went to sleep weal
twick so I touldn't bear him."
Little 4-year-old Ethel lived on a
farm in Illinois, and ber first visit to
Ctblcago ,was made on a very rainy
day Iier father took her for a ride on
the elevated road, and after reaching
their destination and descending to the
sidewalk she looked up at the struc
ture and asked: "I'npa, docs ray run
snt wallwoad on stilts to keep ze wheels
Little narry, like other small boys,
wanted a bicycle, and having great
faith In the efficacy of prayer, he bad
prnyed the Lord to send one for Christ
mas. Ills parents, thinking hlin too
young for a bicycle, bought him a tri
cycle, and then waited with expectancy
to see what he would say when he dis
covered that his prayer bad been an
swered. his eyes lighted upon It be
threw up . . j hands In disgust and
cried: "Oh, Lord, don't you know the
difference between a bicycle and a tri
cycle?" An Experiment with the Memory.
Starting with the word Washington,
write down one hundred words Just as
they occur to you. Let your second
word be the one which Washington
naturally suggests to you. Possibly It
will be capitol. It may be President.
Take tbe word which first-comes Into
your mind. In the same manner let
the third word be suggested by the sec
ond, the fourth by the third, and so on.
Be careful that tbe third word Is not
suggested by both the first and second.
Drop the first entirely, and let your
mind go from tbe second alone to the
third. Having written this list of
words, you will have furnished your
self with a cheap but very useful mir
ror of your mind. If you are able to
use this mirror, you may discover soma
very serious defects In your mental
processes You may discover that you
think along certain lines too frequent
ly. You may discover that you are
using superficial principles quite too
much to tbe neglect of more Important
laws of mind. You will be led to avoid
certain linking and to encourage oth
ers of a more philosophical nature.
Saturday Evening Post.
rhitltla Law Ftaotaataa.
One of tbe most amusing Incidents of
tbe treatiiM-tit accorded the Maine
li.juor law In illilinut sections of tha
State is nvu at liar Harbor, where tbe
vuf.Mwuicnt of the law follow the sea
Hn. la the siimuier, when the visitors
fn.m otber Mates a ho are accustomed
to having liquors at borne are at tha
watering r1 tn bars are allowed ta
renta'.a open, but when th visitors de
ltrt and the population Is narrowed
U.. a to Its w-uA quota of Taakeee tb
law is applied by tbe municipal officers,
at J tb drougth conlluues until the
birds of pa?'1' arrive again In the
spring. WatcrTllV. Maine. MaU.
A Nutbera husking be, with alavaa,
sUiedrtirrs, and all. la te be aa W
tn etblMts at the farte ixisltlssj hi
THEIR OR TAT LOSS.
Uow Peopla Manar.e to I-eae Tfcelt
Wlta 1st aa Katrgcacy.
Ludicrous Incidents will creep In at
times of tragic events, and after tbe
a rat shock of a tragedy la over, one
hears of these little side Issues, and
somehow or other they seem to soften
tbe harshness of even a fatal occur
rence, says the Atlanta Journal. On
Saturday evening, when the fatal col
lision took place between two cars on
the Traction line, one of these little In
cidents cropped oat. People were hur
rying hither and thither, looking after
the wounded and dying, when an em
ploye f tba street railway company
came upon a yeang man rushing to and
fro la the most frantic manner.
"What's the matter r asked the street
ear man, in tba tones of one who
feared the worst.
"Oh, I've lost my bat! Tva lost my
hat!" moajnad the young man. In seem
ing anguish, while bis eyes roamed
earchlngly over the wreck.
"Oh. if Oat Is all." said the street
ar employe, seemingly relieved that
another fatality was not suspected,
"don't worry; the company will give
jron another hat."
"That s aB right enough," said the
excited young fellow, "but your blam
ed company can't give me back that
hat," and he rushed excitedly on, in
search of his missing tile.
And yet that Is one of the kindliest
youths of Atlanta. The boy was sim
ply bewildered by tbe tragic event In
which be had been so Immediately con
sented. Older men than he will lose their
leads at such a time.
I was In a railroad wreck once In the
Indian Territory. A passenger train
and a freight tried to pass on the same
track, and there was a fearful smash
op. In the vicinity of one of the sleepers,
t found a gray-haired man walking
hither and thither rapidly, peering with
searching eyes here and there Into the
The conductor of tbe Pullman coach
saw him, and, rushing up, grabbed the
man by the arm.
"It's all right, sir!" he exclaimed. In
the tones of one who brings good tid
ing. "Your wife and little girl are
ever there, and they are all right."
"Ah, yea," said the gray-haired pas
senger, with seeming Indifference.
"Much obliged, but you haven't seen
anything of a Masonic watch charm
anywhere, have you?" and bis fingers
toyed with the end of a watch chain
from which a pendant bad evidently
A half hoar later the man was In the
Unit rank of the Indefatigable workers
who were engaged In rescuing the
wounded from the wreck.
Leaadtr Tiei and Rom Wood,
f knsw a youth, Leander Tree;
He came of foreign stock;
His father was a Pole; the son,
A chip of the old block.
Within a vegetable shop
His budding life began;
His hopes grew evergreen; he was
A poplar, spruce young man.
His look was sage; a heart of oak
Beet currants through his chest;
His hair was bushy, carroty.
But heart's-ease filled his breast.
His limbs were long a pair of bars
His walk, a country gate;
Bnt still he did not pine and rail
And rhue his thyme and fate.
tie used to board with Widow Wood,
And loved her daughter. Rose;
She'd cherry lips, round radish cheeks,
A little turnip nose.
tie vowed they'd make a lovely pear,
And clasped her willowy waist;
"Leander, O-leander, dear!"
She cried, when thus embraced.
-My sweet rosewood, my dear pine knot.
Your beauty I a door;
( cannot leave, cut stick, embark,
And never see you mower."
.She snid: "Don't be a great gra-ape;
To part now wooden do;
Lcnnder, O-leander Tree.
I'll make a bow of yew."
The parson came, stretched out his palms,
And blessed their wedded vow;
Leander Tree and Rose Wood Trie
Have Olive branches now.
Krtnch Are Savins;.
The amount of money at the credit ol
depositors In the state savings bank!
of France In 1800. when the latest sta
tistics were taken, was $S0,000.f-)'),
upon which 3V4 per cent. Interest is paid
auually. Out of every six Inhabitants
of the country one has an account at
Next to Man In Intelligence.
Sir John Lubbock makes the remark
able statement that "when we consider
the habits of ants, their social organi
sation, their large communities, and
ilalKiiate habitations; their roadways,
their possession of domestic anlmalM,
lud even. In some cases, of slaves. It
miibt be admitted that they have a fair
claim to rank next to man In the scale
TBE EXCELLENCE OF SYRUP OF FIGS
is due not only to tho originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care nnd skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the California Fio Svrcp
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing the
true and original remedy. As the
tri'tiuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the Cai.ikohn-ia Fio Strup Co.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
.isMht one in avoiding the worthless
imitations manufactured by other par
ties. The hi'h standing of the Cali
fornia Km SvRi r Co. with the medi
cal profession, and the satisfaction
ivhU-h the gvnninc Syrup of Figs has
?ircn to millions of families, makes
'he n.imo of the Company a guaranty
f the excellence of its remedy. It is
Tar in advance of all other laxatives,
u it acts on the kidneys, liver and
jwrls without irritating or weaken
ag them, anil It docs not gripe nor
.laust-atc. In order tn get its beneficial
riTcvta, please remember the name of
CALIFORXIA FIG STRUP CO.
sax rautesara, mi
1 a L a. aaaaaar
PEBIODS OF PAIN,
Menstruation, the balance wfcerl of
woman's life, is also the bane of exist
ence to many because it means a tin.e of
While no woman is entirely free from
periodical pain, it does not seem to have
ture s plan
tor known to
ence. It relieves the condition that pro
duces so much discomfort and robs men
struation of its terrors. Here is proof:
Deab Mrs. Pinkham: How can-1
thank you enough for what you have
do- or me ? When I wrote to you I
was suffering untold pain at time of
menstruation; was nervous, had head
ache all the time, no appetite, that tired
feeling, and did not care for anything-.
I have taken three bottles of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, one
of Blood Purifier, two boxes of Liver
Pills, and to-cay I am a well person. I
would like to have those who suffer
know that I am one of tho many who
have been cured of female complaints
by your wonderful medicine and advice.
Miss Jennie R. Miles, Leon, Wis.
If you are suffering in this way, write
as Miss Miles did to Mrs. Pinkham at
Lynn, Mass., for tho advice which she
offers free of charcre to all women.
SHE SELLS HORSES.
Bright Western Oirl Making a Una
ceaa of a Masculine Vocation.
"I would rather sell a horse than sit
Sown to a sumptuous banquet," said
Miss Kitty Wllklns, the famous horse
woman. A well-formed, bright-eyed
woman, with a voice as soft as spun
Bilk, and that grace of manner which
marks the convent-bred girl this Is the
personality that surprises those who
meet Miss Wllklns for the first time,
expecting to see perhaps a counterpart
of that woman famed In two continents
as a Judge In horseflesh, the late Millie
Morgan. Millie Morgan wore a wide
brimmed straw bat, guiltless of trim
ming, and crunched under a broad
black ribbon down over ber ears; ber
feet were encased In men's coarse
leather boots, and as she stalked about
the barnyard ber dress skirt lacked 12
Inches of reaching the ground. But the
slender young woman of Idaho who
travels all over the country with ber
car loads of wild horses Is dressed en
tirely in tbe conventional style. Her
blue serge dress Is of finest weave, her
necktie of the latest fashion, and her
hut one of those large affairs of velvet
and feathers which Is tbe Ideal of every
The ranch on which Miss Wllklns
lives Is about 300 acres In extent, and
besides ber father, mother and brother,
n. regiment of cowboys make their home
on tbe place. Tbe family owns vast
tracts of other land, and has between
5.000 and 6,000 horses. There are cat
tle also In large nmnlters. but Miss Wil
klns takes little account of them. Tbe
horses are ber chosen spirits. The
horses are turned out to the f ttr winds,
winter and summer. When the deep,
cold snows fall and human beings are
killed In the storms, the horses have
wisdom enough to find some sheltered
gully and enough vegetation to live on.
They are not given any food by their
owners, but In the spring they come to
the open land again, as fat and sleek as
the pampered carriage horse.
Miss Kitty Is a lover of all athletic
sports and la so agile that she mounts
her pony from the ground, but she can
not bring herself to the thought of
wearing bloomers or of riding astride.
She has an old-fashioned idea that such
things are unwomanly, and when she
rides she wears a long blue skirt and
a blue Jacket with bright brass buttons.
Her sldc-sndu'le she finds entirely com
fortable, and though she throws the
"rlata" as well as any Mexican, her
Ekirts have never hindered her In the
exercise. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Aa Awful Itlsk.
Two impecunious Scotsmen came
noon a saloon. They had only "sax
pence" between them, so they ordered
one "nip o' whusky." They were hesi
tating who should have tbe first drink,
when an acquaintance joined them.
Pretending that they bad just drank,
one of them handed the new-comer the
whisky, requesting him to Join thcni
In a drink. He drank, and, after a
few minutes of painful and silent sus
pense, said: "Now. boys, you'll have
one with me?" "Wasna that weel
managed, mon?" said one to his pal
afterward. "Ay, It was," said the
other, solemnly; "but it was a dread
"How Is It that you are always la
debt? You should be ashamed of
yourself." "Come, now; don't be too
hard on a fellow. You would per
haps be in debt, too. If you were In
my place." "What place?" "Able to
get credit" Odds and Ends.
No-To-Bac For Fifty Ceaia.
Goaranteed tobacco habit cars make weals
S4co itro nr. blood pur. 60c, 91. All drucsitta.
No woman probubly appreciates how
pretty and graceful she looks when using
a needle. And a womnn never looks
awkward by tlie way with her sleeves
rolled up and flour on her arms, though
Kite may apear at a great disadvantage
at a social uffair.
Can nnaranieed br IK. J. H. RATER, ion
A Hl'H fcl- I HI La, I'A. Kasa at once, ni
operation or delay trum businem. ConiullaUon
free, fcndorvement of phymctana. ladle an 1
Eronilnent ciliiena. (-mil lor circular OOice
uunVA. K. iu 1 I. M.
Skeptical. He "I love yon." She
"Are you sure, or is this merely based on
a rumor from Mole St. N icholas?"
Fdneate Tonr Bowels With Caarare's.
Candy Cathartic, rare ronirtipatlon forerer
luc, 2Ac If c. C. C. fall, dniKgUU refsad aaouny
Elimination. "Say, w'mt would von do
if yon hod a skeleton In your closet'-"'
"The lHst thing lo do is to inuke no hones
E. A. Road, Toledo, Ohio, says : Hairs Oa.
tarrh Curs curr.l my wife of catarrh fifteen
years ao and ahe has had no retain of it. It's
a sure cure." bol l by Unmgtota, 7..
At tl,o in,; tuii nig i mis cvtiturv ti e
o-ii Ut ion of Berlin wa 172,tMMi; in 1S70 il
numbered Son.ixtO, ahilo at present it i
. I am entirety eared of hemorrttaa-e of lungs
by rtso'a Cure for Coummiition Loitisa
biKUAMA. Bethany. MoJauaary 8, IBM.
The luU-at :vorntiiont t enxua in India
nhomed C.016,759 girU between S and 9
years of men vha were already married,
of whom 170,000 had become widows.
Ta Can CaaatlaMiitaa r .
TakeCanreta Caadjr Cathartic. Us or sv.
It C. C C tail lo care, dnunfans reread r-inr
Were ttvt eqaal Mffragtsts mad auf
Traglata by marring, or did they get
arrtesl ta ted mmt th raal facta about
A DEPARTMENT FOR LITTLE
BOYS AND GIRLS.
BoBBetalaaT tnat Will Iaterast taa Ja
vanile Meaabera of Kvary Haaaaaold
-Qnalat Actions and Bright Sayings
mi Many Cat and Canning enilaran.
A Little Rhyme of rear.
Basy all day long.
Cheeriest of lasses.
Like the cricket's song
Tn the grasses;
Wakeful with the waking son.
Working till each task is done,
Thinking earnest thoughts which none
Raffles not a few.
Slippered feet a-twinkla.
Eyes like stars sf tine
Airs engaging, exquisite.
Tiny frowns and smiles that flit.
Arch, coquettish just a bit.
Neat and sweet and nice
As all care can make her;
Smooth brown halt and forehead pure,
Quiet step and look dcninre.
Toes turned out, you may be sure.
On the line
Brimmed with sweetness aa
Clover-tops with honey,
(Scarce a blossom has
Looks so sunny!)
Brave and loyal, blithe and brown.
Laughing every trouble down,
Loving though the whole world frown.
That" s Nora.
Ooo Work or None.
It Is a rule that a workman must fol
low his employer's orders, but no one
has a right to make him do work dis
creditable to himself. Judge N ,
a well-known Jurist living near Cincin
nati, loved to tell this anecdwte of a
young man who understood the risk
of doing a shabby job even when di
He had once occasion to send to the
village after a carpenter, and a sturdy
young fellow appeared with his tools.
"I want this fence mended to keep
out the cattle. There are some uu
planed boards use them. It Is out of
sight from the bouse, so you need not
take time to make a neat Job. I will
ouly pay you a dollar and a half."
The judge went to dinner, and, com
ing out, found tbe man carefully plan
ing each board. Supposing that he was
trying to make a costly job of it, he
ordered him to nail tbem on at once
just as they were, and continued his
walk. When he returned, tbe boards
were all planed and numbered ready
"I told you this fence was to be cov
ered with vines." be said, angrily; "I
do not care bow It looks."
"I do," said the carpenter, gruff y,
carefully measuring his work. When it
was finished there was no part of th
fence so thorough In finish.
"How much do you charge?" ask J
"A dollar and a half," said the mi.n.
shouldering his tools.
The Judge stared. "Why did yon
spend all that labor on that job, If no:
"For the Job, sir." ,
"Nobody would have seen ' the poor
work on It."
"But I should have known It was
there. No; I'll take only a dollar and
a half." And be took It and went
Ten years afterward the Judge had
the contract to give for the building of
several magnificent public buildings.
There were many applicants among the
mnster-hulldcrs, but tbe. face of one
caught bin eye.
"It was ' my man of the fence," he
! said. "I knew we should have only
good, genuine work from him. I gave
him the contract, and It made a rich
man of him."
It Is a pity that boys were not taught
In their earliest years that the highest
success belongs only to the man, be he
carpenter, farmer, author or artist,
whose work Is most sincerely and thor
oughly done. Living Age.
Ita Head la Upside. Ilown.
How would you like to have your
head hung upside down? How would
you like your chin and mouth to be
where your eyes and forehead are?
That is what has happened to "Twlsl,"
sheep belonging to T. K. Weldy, of
The sheep was born with Its bend up
side down, but it throve and grew
rtronger, notwithstanding. It was
made a pet and now numbers among
Its accomplishments bag-punching and
ladder-climbing. No, the picture was
not put in upside down by mistake. It
was put tn that way because it shows
Twist to the best advantage.
Monument to Potatoca,
The potato Is everybody's friend. So
universally Is this vegetable cultivated
throughout the land that the potato
may almost be said to divide , with
bread the honor of being the "staff of
life." But Indispensable as It has be
come as an article of food to all classes
of our people, we do not celebrate Its
virtues as they do In Germany. There
they erect statues to It, Offenberg was
the first city to erect a statue of this
kind, which was and Is, for It is now
standing certainly unique. Tbe upper
part consists of a statue of Sir Fran
cisco Drake, who Is revered for having
Introduced the plant Into Europe. This,
as well as tbe pedestal. Is draped with
garlands of the potato vine, with the
full-grown tnbers intact. On the ped
estal are Inscriptions to the following
effect: Tbe first side sets forth that the
above figure If that of Sir Francis; tbe
second1 explains In words of highest
praise what a blessing the potato has
been to mankind; the third records that
the statue Is the gift of a certain An
drew Frederick of StrasburgS tho
fourth contains the names of the erect
ors. A statue similar to this Is placed
In the town of Murs. Chicago Record.
Upward mt 10.600.900 Asscrtraa Bag
have been sold since the btewtag up f
A shexp v&bak.
A aaardsataa's TtaaMa.
yyom Om Detroit (Jficfc.) Journal.
The promptness with which the National
Guard of the different states responded to
President MoKlnley's call for troops at the
beginning of the war with Spain mads .the
whole country proud of Its eltteen soldiers.
In Detroit there are few guardsmen more
popular and efllelant
than Max A. Davies,
first sergeant of Co. B.
He has txten a resi
dent of Detroit tor tha
East six years, and his
one to at 418 Third
Avenue. For four years
he was connected with
tbe well known whole
sale drag house of Far
rand, Williams A Clark,
In tho capacity of book
keeper. "I bava charged hp
many thousand orders
for Dr. Williams' rink
Pills for Pale People,"
said Mr. Davies, "dui , Seraeanl.
never knew their worth FtrtlSfrgeant
until I used them for tho core of chronic
dyspepsia. For two years I suffered and
doctored for that aggravating trouble but
eould only be helped temporarily.
"I think dyspepsia Is one of the most
stnbb irn of ailments, and there is scarcely
a clerk or office man bnt what is more or
less a victim. Some days I conld eat any
thing, while at other times I would be starv
ing. Those distressed pains would force
me to quit work.
"I tried the hit-water treatment thor
oughly, but It did not affect my ease. I
have tried many advertised remedies bnt
tliey would help only for a time. A friend
of mine recommended Dr. Williams' Tink
Pills for Pale People, but I did not think
much of tbem. f
"I finally was Induced to try the pills nnd
commenced using them. After taking a
few doses I found much relief. I do not
remember how many boxes of the pills I
used, but I used tbem until the old trouble
stopped. I know they will cure dyspepsia
of the worst form and I am pleased to re
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by all
dealers, or will besent post paid on receipt
of price. 50 cents a box or six boxes for
(2.50, by addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine
Company, Schenectady, N. Y.
WHAT THE LAW DECIDES.
The constitutionality of a succession
tax Is sustained In State, ex rel. Gels
thorpe vs. Furnell (Mont.) 39 L. R. A.
170, although It exempts estates less
than 7,500 each.
The ability to read the constitution
of the State, which Is required of a
voter. Is held. In Basin ussen vs. Baker
(Wyo.) 38 L. R. A. 773, to be an ability
to read It In the English language, and
not merely In a translation.
A rule of a partnership association
gainst thepurchaseof additional shares
by a member without re-election to
membership in respect of tbem Is held.
In Carter vs. Producers' OH Company
(Pa.) SO U R. A. 100, to be valid under
a statute making such shares personal
estate transferable under such rules as
the association prescribes.
The power to require vaccination as
a condition precedent to school attend
ance la denied In Potts vs. Breen (111.)
89 L. R. A. 132, where tbe statute has
not expressly conferred it especially
when there la no emergency calling for
The fact that a railroad operated by a
receiver crossed the State boundary
and his employes Incidentally perform
ed some services In another State Is
held. In Guarantee Trust and S. D. Co.
vs. Philadelphia, R. & N. E. R. Com
pany (Conn.) 38 L. R. A. 804. insuffi
cient to defeat the Jurisdiction of the
State court which appointed him to di
rect payment of wages, although the re
ceivership Is ancillary to one In ths
Beaate- ta Blood Deep
Clean Wood means a clean skin. No
beauty withont it.Casca rets .Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keen it clean, by
stirring up the lary liver and driving all
impurities from the body. Begin to-day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, black
heads, aad that sickly bilious complexion
by taking Carcarets beauty for ten cents.
All druggists, satisfaction guaranteed,
10c, ?5c. 5uc.
She "I hope vou were polite to papa,
dear?" He "Indeed I was. I gave him a
coruiat inviiauon iu umho j
Mrs. Wlnflnw-s Soothing Syrnp ',1','l1re
tre'blliE. f onens tbe gum, reducing lnaAmma
llJn. a'lKya pain, cures wind colic toe a bottle.
According to statistics out of every 100
women who threaten to report street car
conductors for incivility, none of them
ever do it.
To ure a ('!! in One Day.
Take Laxative Promo ," inine Tablets. All
DruuclBts refund mt i" v if itfatlstocnre. SSe.
An aople tree that has stood on a farm
near lianville, Kv., for more than 100
rears i ! teet 9 inches in circumference,
ind is still bearing fruit.
roa't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Toar Life Away
To quit tobacco eanily and forever, be t
netic, lull of life, eerie and vlfor, take No-To-Bac,
the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
atrong. All druggists. 5ce or tU Cure, guaran
teed. Booklet aad sample free. Address Ster
ling Keaiedy Co., Chicago or New York
Mrs. Wiggles I didn't know that Mr.
Binks had a title.
Mrs. Waggles Neither did I. nat is
Mrs. Wiggles Well, his servant says
that everything comes addressed "James
Binks, C. O. !"
Fits permanently cored. Ite fits er Berron.
ness after first day's use of Or. kllno's Great
Nerve llestorer, $2 trial bottle and treatise free.
DR. It H. alLINE. Ltd.. S31 Arch St.. fails, fa
Few and Simple.
Tbe wants of most persons are many
and complex. Their needs are much
fewer and often very simple. If one
wishes for peace of mind and any great
measure of success in this world, he
must learn to reduce his wants as near
ly as possible to necessary things. It Is
not at all essential that a person be
rich, but many people wish to be and
make haste to be. The result Is anxiety
and oftentimes loss of integrity, and
failure to reach the real needs of one's
being; for happiness never lies In satis
faction of our wants, because these
ever become greater as we try to satks
In the delicate operation of hanAiiCf
flowers danger lurks. The thorns of
roses cause the greatest mischief. Flor
ists ascribe their most serious hurts to
poison absorbed In hot-house produc
tions which have undergone a strong
vermln-killlng process. A number of
the dealers Infer that, after many appli
cations, tbe Juicy parts of the plants
become lmpreganted with poison.
The last census of Russia places tbe
population of tbe Immense empire at
12ti,4 11.000. Of these 20,000,000 dwell
In cities and tillages.
Little Sister (studying her grammar
lesson) How can you compare the
words "beautiful glrir Big Brother
(absent-mindedly) Positive, you call;
comparative, you propose; superlative,
the accepts. Baltimore News.
SOME QUEER TOURISTS.
rew Oa Abroad Cattla and Bet-ran
While host- of people look over the
oassenger lists of the lucky ones who
KrtTt. go abroad and envy them
way down In their hearts, there Is a
cU or men who make nttrlps
across the ocean which would hardly
excite envy, excepting by reason of
their peculiar privileges. This class U
humorously called "cattle chamber
maids,' because of the fact that those
who belong to It glr their -ttentlon to
the live cattle that are exported from
this country to Europe. The men who
i'o ibis are the riffraff of the world and
when here find It difficult to earn more
than enough to keep body and soul to
gether. But when they are lucky
enough to get one of these "chamber
maid" Jobs they feel like millionaires,
for they get more money a day for the
trip than they could get on shore In a
There are a number of Chicago stocK
yards men who do a large business ex
porting cattle, and they always have a
gang of fellows around waiting for the
Hint chance to go out with a cargo. The
average time of these trips from Chi
cago to London Is about fourteen days
and the price paid the attendants Is $30
In gold. The chambermaid is at no ex
pense whatever." He Is fed, but, oh,
such feed. It Is worse than that of the
animals he looks after. There Is always
a gang boss and he it is who dispenses
the "grub." Ordinarily this is boiled
fat pork and bread, with only water to
drink. The pork comes from tbe kitchen
in a great pot or tub. The boss stabs
a chunk of solid fat with the long han
dled fork, almost a pitchfork in fact,
and hurls It at one of the "maids"
with some choice specimens of billings
gate. It is caught much as a dog catches
a chunk of meat In his mouth and no
attention Is paid to tbe liquid grease
which flies In every direction. The fat
pork is followed by a hunk of stale
bread, and a drink of water finishes the
But what care these fellows for the
fare and the labor going over. They
know there will be Joy and pleasure
when their destination Is reached. Once
landed In Llvenool or Southampton
they are given their $30 in English gold,
this so they will spend it In England,
and a return ticket good for ninety
days from date.
Then at once begins a season of riot
ous living. Tbe first thing Is a flashy
suit of clothes and a walking stick and
then off for London. Tbe old hands
know better than to "blow In" their
money on expensive eating. They have
become familiar with the "coffee pal
aces" to be found all over London,
where they get an imperial quart of
coffee for one penny and a "bun," equal
In size to an average loaf of bread, and
thus for two pennies they buy all they
can possibly eat. On certain days,
when they feel like luxuriating, tbey
may perhaps spend threepence on some
dainty like a dozen shrimp, but evn
with that extravagance Indulged in
every two or three days the $30 will not
last a long time and give plenty of op
portunity to soak themselves with " 'alf
These chaps always stay until the
money Is about gone and then back
they come to Chicago, where the glory
of their London clothes soon becomes
dimmed as they loaf around the cattle
pens at the stock yards while waiting
for another chance to act as chamber
maids to a drove of cattle. Chicago
What Agonies They Suffer "Wnstlne"
Themselves to Reduce Weight.
A prominent physician. In a discus
sion of the superiority of the new meth
od of reducing the weight o! Jockeys
by means of coverings electrically heat
ed, says that probably no one under
goes such labor on such low diet as the
Jockey who is "wasting" himself so as
to scale with another lucky fellow
whose nature runs less to fat. In the
hottest weather he piles on clothes and
takes sharp walks. He labors hard,
and the more he sweats the more he
feels he has done his duty. Then comes
the muzzle. After the labor there is
appetite; after the sweating there is
thirst a raging thirst but the food
must be strictly limited, and the drink
must be of the smallest, or all the
labor would be for naught. The priva
tion Is horrible. Training for condition
is bad enongh, and hafmade many a
good fellow throw athleticism to the
dogs; but training for weight is a far
greater Infliction. So many pounds
have got to be got off, and there are
only so many days or weeks In which to
do lt It Is done by physic, by sweat
ing, by hard labor, and by starvation.
A successful Jockey is envied by thou
sands; but on the other hand It must
be remembered that there are few
occupations which demand so much of
self-denial, and email such painful dis
cipline as that of the Jockey. The or
deal comes when he Is working himself
down to scale. A man In ordinary con
dition hardly varies In weight from day
to day, and he may keep bis weight
almost without change for months and
even years. It Is not so, however,
when training has brought down the
weight far below Its natural level.
Then every cell in the body seems hun
gry and athlrst, and a moisture Is
sucked up as by blotting paper. Many
break down under the strain, the star
vation telling on their nervous system
before It affects their flesh, while oth
ers throw up the effort rather than con
tinue the misery of starvation which Is
Involved In keeping the scales on ths
A girl seldom objects to a young man
stealing something from under her very
"Want a situation as errand boy, do
rou? Well, can you tell uie how far the
moon Is rrom the earth, eh?" Boy
Well, guv'nor. I don't know, but I reck
in It ain't near enough to Interfere with
me running errands." lie got the Job.
Inventor I'm working on an appli
ance that will revolutionize things In
this country If I succoced In perfecting
It.. Friend That ho? Whnt is It ? In
veutor An nir-brnke that will stop a
grocery Mil In half Its own length.
"She Is very filld In her manlier,"
remarked Willie Washington. "Per
haps," was the reply, "but she has a
heart of gold." "So I have been In
formed. But I am tired of trying to
cross a conversational Chllkoot Pass
In order to reach It. Washington Star.
Th) Usrt Yea Siy tfct Less People Rer.3n.Der." Cst
ttcrd With Yen,
Baas'- Hera Nsai
ta tha Unredeemed.
fTl ALK not of your
self Dut of Je
Light and puri
ty never blush,
Pride Is the
bloom of perdi
tion. Killing time Is
ter. Noted bravery
etng good for
An aimless life Insures a homeless
Oily tongues and mute dogs are dan
gerous. Pigs do not squeal when they are
The man above counsel Is always In
Good breeding Is manifested by what
The "proper thing" Is less than the
If van are trusting in the love of tbe
Father, you must live the life of the
It Is safe to be a doubting Thomas, If
you settle all your doubts by an appeal
For the dividing of cares and the
doubling of pleasures, share both with
If a man's words ffilnt the air, he ku
a cess-pool in his heart: Beware of
If It Is "a good thing to give thanks
unto the Lord," it Is surely a bad thing
not to do It.
The most sensational preaching in
the world is that Jesus Christ died to
One of the questions that will be ask
ed at tbe Judgment day Is this: "How
did you vote'"
When we begin the day with praise,
we will not be so apt to end It with
worry and fret.
Io:i't let your hurrahs for your
brother In Cuba drown the plea of
your brother at home.
Scientists have never explained why
It always rains harder on prayer meet
ing night than at other times.
Xbe Proper Care of Umbrellas.
Judge Dustln, In speaking of his stay
In England, said: "Umbrellas are car
ried every day, for showers there are
liable to occur at any moment." It
seems, therefore, that we cannot do
better than to follow the directions of
an Englishman on the proper care to
take of an umbrella:
"Do not let It dry while opeued. as
this strains the silk and makes holes at
"Do not place it to dry with the han
dle up. In this case the moisture lodges
in the center, where the ribs meet,
causing tbe silk to decay.
"Never put it In the wardrobe with
out unrolling It, for after a long period
of dry weather you may have the mis
fortune of finding that the continuance
of the pressure has cut the silk be
tween the ribs.
"If you are satisfied for the present
with your umbrella, and are not anx
ious to be obliged to purchase a new
one, see that It drips ou end with the
handle, down, unless the handle Is val
uable and easily Injured by damp. Such
an umbrella cannot be cared for ac
cording to any fixed rules." Scientific
It Is well enough to put your trust tn
Frovldence, but It's unwise to go
ground looking for holes for Providence
to pull you out of.
' a Por alv vara vrai si victim ArdTh
j nenaln in its worst form. 1 could cut nothing
out mine toast, nnu at tines my btotnucti would
not retain and digest even tout. Last March 1
began taking CASCARETS and since then 1
have steadily Improved, until I am as well as I
ever was in my life."
David H. McnrBT. Newark. O.
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. use f lUUinpsuil KJ tfellBI
"Then they didn't start on the honey
moon that nisht?"
"No. It was after 3 o'clock and they
had to wait until the next day to get
her father's check cashed." Brooklyn
After the "Rn-.j-le.'
"Brace up, old man. I ll have to be
c:T or my wife won't speak to me when
1 get home."
"Lucky dos. Mlnehlc! '11 talk to
me all night." Sydney Bulletin.
She They tell me that Delia, aince
ihe got her new wheel. Is ambitious to
outstrip them all.
He Yes, I Judge no. I see she has
left off her skirt Buffalo Tluien.
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