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THE CAPTAIN'S BOY.
My papa come borne yesterday and said to
Had just not word to start away and help
art Cuba free.
My mamma looked at him awhile and
went up to his aide,
'And took hia hands and tried to smile, but
couldn't so ine cried.
My papa's captain of the Blues they're
soldier boys, you know,
'And so we're been expecting news that
be would hare to go,
And every night my mamma tried to show
she didn't care;
But through the day she cried and cried,
when papa wasn't there.
And so when papa saw bow bad she felt,
he kissed her then.
And told her not to be so sad, for he'd
come back again.
And then we all sat there awhile, and
pupa looked at me
I wisht they was some other style of set
ting people free.
"Why must you go away to fight? my
mamma said, at last;
"I don't believe that war is right the day
for that is past I
Why must they call on you, for oh, what
wrong have you to battle for?
Why don't they just hare people go who
got the country into war?"
"I haven't anything to say about the
wrong or right,"
My papa said, "I go away, when they tell
me to, and fight;
I'm not supposed to think or know all I
have got to do
la take up arms at once and go, when
others tell me to."
My mamma covered up her face and had
to cry again.
And everything about the place seemed
kind of solemn, then.
And so we all sat there awhile, and papa
looked at me.
And I wisht they was some other style of
setting people free.
JOSEPH BIXX3 walked rapidly
away. Excitement reddened his
cheeks. ills eyes glittered.
Gradually the mood worked off, his
Btcps slackened, and he sighed hard
from Lime to time.
lie and his Anne had married too
young, ile acknowledged the wrong to
his wife, and when earning good wages
across the seas sent money home to her.
Hut his letter came back through the
dead l.-tter office. He walked along the
winding lane, not heeding his way. He
never thought of Anne as an old wo
man, nearly as old a-s himself. He could
see her in his mind's eye as she ap
peared In their, courting days. A prut
tier l.i sh there had not been in the
whole country side. Fleet as a deer,
timid as a fawn, with soft blue eyes,
and such pretty fluffy hair. Sweethearts
had plagued her enough, but she flout
ed them all for Joe's sake.
Then how pretty she had looked when
her baby came. He had taken off his
boots and crept In on tiptoe to see them.
She was lying back on her pillow, her
arm round a little bundle of clothes.
Her face was white, but lighted with
such a lieautlful smile, he could think
of nothing but a picture he had once
seen of the Mother Mary and the Holy
Child. The peevish moods, the fretful
baby were all later developments, and
he had not been patient, Ood forgive
hinil the girl was only 20 when he loft
her! What a fool he had been!
The night advanced. One by one the
stars came out and the glow-worms
shone in the grass below the hawthorn
hedge. All nature seemed nearer to
the heart of God. The old man felt
himself drawn into ehe mystery of that
magic stillness. A soft, an overwhelm
ing sense of something he had missed
through all his life took possession of
him. He lifted his wliite, lined face to
the starlit sky of the summer night.
"Our Father," he whispered, "Our
Father which art in heaven, so help nie
I will find her anil do my duty by her
till I die." He went on talking to him
self under his breath for a few minutes,
'then he gripped his stick, squared his
shoulders like an old soldier, and
marched steadily ahead Into the dark
ness. A few days later Lucy Haws set out
to pay another visit to her uncle. She
walked slowly as she approached a
tiny cottage standing back from the
lane behind a low briar hedge. The
diamoud-paned casements were bare,
the door nailed up, the garden gate
broken on Its hinges. An air of neglect
and desolation pervaded the little
dwelling place. Peering over the hedge
with keen curiosity was a man, whom
Lucy at first glance took for a tramp.
She could have vowed he was crying
when she first looked at his side face,
but when he turned at her approach
there was such eagerness and hope in
his whole mein that she thought she
"Can you tell me who lived here,
miss?" he asked, touching his hat po
liteJy. "Yes, certainly," said the girl; "old
Widow Jones. Poor thing, she's in the
Union now, and there's none to look
after her bit of garden. It's In a bad
state. She'd fret awful to see it"
"Is It maybe the Widow Jones that
was once known as Anne Binns?" be
asked, after a quick look over the hedge
at the bit of garden.
"Tes, but that was years ago, before 1
was born; but folks have been talking
a great deal nlxiut her lately."
Again the man stared over the hedge.
Lucy liked the look of him, and waited
for hitu to siak again. But he seeiiici,
to have forgotten she was there, s
after a last speculating look at hi
white hair and tall figure she went o:
Joseph Biuns walked up the path an
round the cottnire. peepintr In at th
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the neglectefr garden, and thought ham
for some time. Then he proceeded to
the Tillage and hired a small bedroom
for a week. When he was going to bed
that night he pulled his blind down,
and looked carefully to sec there
no chink or crack through which his
movements could be observed. Then he
began to undress.
He wore a moleskin waistcoat, bare
with age but still warm and thick. He
put the garment across his knee and
ripped the lining up the center. After
this he thrust in his hand and drew on:
some rustling papers, which he flat
tened out and fingered separately wltl
tender care. Joseph Binns bad beet,
wise In his generation.
"My poor old girl she shall hare 'em
all," he muttered. "I'll do the thlnf
proper and pretty. My word, little
Anne won't know herself."
It was pathetic how he still cherished
tlio idea of youth In respect to the wo
man he was seeking.
The village had delightful food fo;
gossip during the next week.
A stranger took possession of WIdov
Jones' empty cottage, and each da;
brought with it some wonderful tram
formation. The garden was laid on.
the window cleaned and decorated, tiit I
gate mended, the room eor ebbed us)
colored. The climax was reached when
a big cart of piled-up furniture drew tap
In the lane.
Then the neighbors came flocking
with offers to kelp, bnt Joseph Blnni
admitted no one into his house but
Lucy Haws. He had to make g con
fidant of some one. and Lucy bad taken
At last all was ready. The cottage
was fit for a bride to enter, Lucy
clapped her hands with delight oe
heart swelled wlttt proud exWtaiqoa
and anticipation. A hare of rent fot
the waning years of his Mfe With tn
old sweetheart of his youth. Not a
cloud should mar their happiness.
"And now go right away, as quick as
ever you can, and fetch her home," said
the girl, with a catch In her voice, as
she helped the old man Into hia coal
and gave him his hat
The old man was trembling with emo
tion. A pony and cart were waiting In
the lane. He got In and drove quietly
away in the direction of a large gray
building standing out against the hill
some three miles distant from the Til
lage. The porter came out from the lodge.
"This isn't visiting day," was the
gratuitous remark before Joseph Binns
in his excited mood could frame a re
quest. "I've come to fetch some one" ha
brought out the words with difficulty
"some one who doesn't need to have to
stop here any longer. I'm her lawful
husband and want to take her away.
Anne Jones is her name Widow Jones,
that was Anne Binns."
Again the porter stared at the old
man, then he looked away and said In
an even voice Told of expression:
"Anne Jones, known as Widow Jones,
died at 6 o'clock this morning.. Cor
oner's inquest 'morrow at 'leven,
f un'ral at 3."
The old man stood quiet and motion
less. The sun beat fiercely down on
the white gates. The clock In the tower
began to strike, and each stroke rang
out like a funeral knell. The horse be
tween the shafts turned Its head and
stared with almost human eyes on the
statue-like figure of the aged man.
And when the clock stopped striking
there rose from the golden corn across
the road the thrilling song of a soaring
lark, which flew towards the sun tin
only a tiny speck showed darkly
against the blue of heaven. The Englishwoman.
Sonne Woman Moat Always Wear the
Picture of Her Future Huaband.
For Helen Livingston there remained
hardly one more year of happy girl
hood, free to go and come, dance and
be merry. In the old innocent girlish
fashion; for at that time betrothal was
gs sacred as marriage itself, and much
more restrictive of privileges. That
is, the freedom of girlhood was lost,
and that of the matron had not come.
If the lover were present, of course
these restrictions were not felt, but in
his absence the poor girl had little more
lila-rty than a Hindu widow. She
must not accept even the most ordin
ary attentions from any man, must
dance with no one except her father or
brother, and she must always wear,
conspicuously displayed banging from
her neck, face outward, the miniature
of her future husband.
These miniatures were often skillful
ly painted in Ivory, and were usually
oval in shape, and about three and a
half Inches by two and a half In size,
without counting the gold frames,
which were sometimes quite heavy.
The broad remarks which It was con
sidered in order for even the chance ac
quaintance to address to the fiance
upon sight of this badge of appropria
tion were intolerable to Helen Living
ston, and rather than subject herself
to tbem she resolutely refrained from
accepting an invitation even to her
loved "Cousin Chancellor's" during the
few months of her engagement, which
ended in a happy marriage In the spring
On one occasion, when a large and
most interesting company of American
and foreign guests was expected at
Clermont, Helen vainly sought her
mother's permission to attend without
wearing the tell-tale portrait. Finding
that this would not be allowed, and
realizing that her sister's disappoint
ment would be great, "Sister Patty,"
only 13, but already taH and stately,
heroically volunteered to wear the ob
noxious picture, personating Its right
ful owner. But the innocent fraud was
not permitted, and as Helen would not
go If obliged to wear the miniature she
was compelled to relinquish the covet
ed pleasure. Of course the boy lover
he was barely 21 was In no way re
siionsible for this custom, which he
subsequently often, and Justly, charac
terized as odious; and I think that h
never liked to see the miniature which
had been the means of depriving ol
ever so small a pleasure the woman
whom he Idolized through a long life.
"A Group of American Girls Early In
the Century," by Helen Evertson
Smith, In the Century.
The White wanaa."
In some parts of Germany, particu
larly in Bohemia, some most extraordi
nary tales are reported of the "white
woman." This celebrated ghost Is sup
posed to represent a woman of very
modest appearance, excessively tali,
and her dresa entirely white. She Is
never seen without a very long Tell
reaching nearly to her ankles, and
which is of such an Impervious natu
that no person has ever been able to
obtain a glimpse of her features. On
one single occasion, however. It Is re
ported that she condescended to lift up
her veil, when such a blaze of beauty
burst upon the astonished beholder that
he was actually rooted to the spot for a
considerable time. The lady never
leaves her subterranean or her celestial
abode bnt for the charitable purpose
of Informing an Individual of ap
proaching death. Thus It Is very com
mon to say In some part of Germany
"the white ' womaV has visited him,
meaning thereby that all hopes are
vanished of a recovery, and there are
not a few In that country who pay lit
tle or no attention to the declaration of
the physician respecting the immediate
dissolution of the patient until It has
been ascertained whether the white
woman has paid her foreboding visit.
, A Narrow Beoape.
"Doctor," said the substantial citi
zen, as he rushed up to the young phy
sician, "I owe you my life!"
"Yes. I was taken suddenly 111 two
days ago and my wife sent for yon and
you were not In."
The average man's head contains
ibout 128,000 hairs. A woman often
has more, but many of them are not
One of the surest ways to make
tistake is ; permit an "agent" to
our name In his schema,
THEY -VANT TO TELL
Tb.030 Grateful 'Woman Who Have
2 jca Ltolpod by Mrs. V'r ;:hftm.
Women who have suffered severely
snd been relieved of their ills by Mrs.
Tinkham's advice and medicine are
constantly urging publication of their
statements for the benefit of other wo
men. Here are two such letters:
Mrs. Lizzib BaVEnxv, 25s Merrimac
St, Lowell, Mass., writes:
It affords me great pleasure to tell
all suffering women of the benefit I have
roccived from taking Lydia E. Pink
hain's VeetableCompouud. I can hard
ly find words to express my gratitude for
what she has done for me. My trouble
was ulceration of the womb. Iwasun
dor the doctor's care. Upon examina
tion he found fifteen very large ulcers,
but he failed to do me good. I took sev
eral bottlesof Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound, also used the Sanative
Wash, and am cured. Mrs. Pinkham's
medicine saved my life, and I would
recommend it to all suffering women."
. Mrs. Amos Tjomblbat, Ellcnburgh
Ctr., N. Y.. writes:
" I took cold at the time my baby
was born, causing me to have milk
legs, and was sick in bed for eight
weeks. Doctors did me no good. I
surely thought I would die. I was al
to troubled with falling of the womb.
I could not cat, had faint spells as
often as ten times a day. One day a
lady caine to see me and told me of the
benefit she bad derived from taking
Lydia E. Pinkham's medicine, and ad
vised me to try it. I did so, and bad
taken only half a bottle before I was
able to sit in a chair. After taking
three bottles I could do my own, work.
I am now in pcrfeet health."
RAM'S HORN BLASTS.
ilas Note Culling the Wicked te
Talent Is un
Meditntlon Is a
tonic for poor
never reach the !
mark without fire '
About the best 1
tvater-proor ror an ainns oi earner is
a clear conscience.
Make your trials stepping stones to a
higher Christian life.
The man who confesses his Ignorance
Is on the road to wisdom.
To say no to self is a very good way
fo put the devil behind us.
Do your best to-day and you will be
aide to do better to-morrow.
We must live for Christ here If we
n-ould live with him hereafter.
When every shirker becomes a work
er, the devil will soon be on the run.
To murry for money may turn out
to be like going to the hornet for honey.
The tears of genuine repentance are
ho sparkling dewdrops of life's morn
ing. It Is a great accomplishment to know
how to make the best of life as lt-
God can only bring those Into a large
place who are willing to go by a nar
The devil's claws are as sharp undet
white gloves as they are under black
More good will le sure to come If we
are grateful for the good that has al
Call the devil by his right name any
where and you will soon have a fuss on
Human nature Is about as sure to
rrop out in a collection as It Is In a
The man who prays, "Thy kingdom
oine" with his heart, will have to pray
it with his life.
THE OLD CLOCK RAN DOWN.
It Had Stopped but Twice, om Two Very
He bod sent for his old mother to
come and spend the holidays with him
and bis fashionable wife in their fine
city home. After much urging she had
consented to a week's visit, telling hlia
she would explain why she limited the
time wnen she saw him.
It was a queer excuse, and it made
him laugh, but it was very real to her.
"Maybe you don't remember, Dan'l,"
she said, "'but the old clock has to be
wound up every eight days, and no
other band but father's ever wound
that clock. Since he died I've never
once neglected it. Now you see I
couldn't possibly stay."
He wanted to say, "Let the old thing
run down," but something la her face
slopped him. He felt as if It would be
talking disrespectfully of his father.
He gave bis mother the choice ef all
the gticst chambers and she chose the
plainest "It will be more like home,"
It dawned upon him the third day of
her visit that his mother was not hap
pythat she missed something. "It
can't be the clock," he thought. "It
doesn't need winding yet."
But it was the clock, and when he
taxed her with undue affection for that
antique piece of furniture she acknowl
edged how much she missed It.
" 'Specially at night. Daa'L When I
hnur the clocks striking here 1 think of
that poor, lonesome thing striking the
hours with nobody to hear. It does
make me homesick, I'm afraid."
Then she told him what he had for
gottenthat she could tell when the
sun and moon rose and what day ef Via
month it was by the self -regulating cal
endar of that clock, and hew It ex
plained the whole solar system, and
that the deeds to their property and all
his father's letters to her had alwaya
been kept In the bottom of the dock,
and It had never in all their united Uvea
stopped but once, and that was the
night father died. No one could tell
how It happened, for It had been
wound up. And then she cried softly,
and her grown-up boy comforted her.
The next morning when they went tn
call her she lay asleep with the sweet
est smile on her tranquil face, bnt she
never responded to their calL
The clock had ran down. Chicago
Written- osi Trains.
The rolling stock of German state
railroads has been provided with an
appliance which wW enable passengers
on board a train to write without diffi
culty, and regardless of the motion of
the train. The new appliance consists
f a board suspended tram the celling
of the car by strong bat elastic cords,
which win prevent the vibration of the
i moving train mm nuensrag with the
NATIVE COREAN COSTUMES.
i hey Wear Tlttckly Tedded ! tockinse
Cores Is the land of white garments
ttnd black hats. All the men In this
iuntry, except coolies, wear either
white or blue long flowing gowns. Cot
ion and silk goods are worn la winter
tud linen and hemp In summer. Dur
ing the last several years a great deal
of silk has been Imported, both from
China and Japan, the nettre article be
ing of little value.
The ordinary street gown generally
lias three broad flaps, one ef which
hangs down the back and the other
two In front overlap each other, then
are tied with a pair of leng ribbons
of the same material. The flaps reach
within a few Inches ef the ground. The
gown has very wide and long sleeves,
In each of which one might carry a
baby without Its being noticed, and
they are long enough to conceal the
Land completely, while an extension ef
the sleeve reaches almost as low as the
flaps above mentioned. Another gown
ef the same pattern, except with short
er and narrower sleeves, Is always
worn under the first. But persons In
the Government service. Including all
uemltera ef the nobility, wear a gown
having from one to three large flaps,
which are broad toward the ends. This
gown, with the exception of its sleeves.
Is more like the dress of an American
girl of 12 or 14. It Is alwaya mado of
fine goods, well starched, and on Windy
days Its flaps sod sleeves create quite
a fluttering and rustling noise In the
streets. The winter coats and trou
sersthe latter always white are very
large and heavily padded with cotton.
A most singular thing Is that the hose
worn J)y Coreans are always thickly
padded In summer as well as In Winter;
consequently, every one seems te have
thick and large feet, although quite the
contrary is true.
The ordinary street hats have broad
brims and high crowns. They are
made of fine bamboo splits and are cov
ered with flue linen cloth and then lac
quered with black. Hats Covered with
silk are worn by people of rank. Per
sons in inoiirning for 'their parents
wear hats as large as umbrellas and of
similar shape. They are made of coarse
bamboo splits without any covering of
cloth. It Is customary for every mourn
er to carry a little hempen screen at
tached to the ends of two bamboo
sticks held up conveniently In front of
his face. These uncomfortable trap
pings arc Intended to Indicate his re
gret that be did not make his parent
or parents happier while they were liv
ing. So It Is that for a period of one or
two years he is ashamed of seeing the
heavens and of looking upon the beau
tiful objects of nature. There are a
great many other varieties of hendwear
by which one can tell conditions and to
a great extent positions In society.-
Itoanoke Collegian. . '
HE FLED IN FRIGHT.'
'Remarkable Experleace ef a Hotten
tot with the Geratan Language.
If any one in speaking to you used
the word Hottentoteustrotlertiotter-niufrterattcntaeterla-tten
kotterbeutelatte, its harmonious sound
would assure you that it was German,
and such It really Is, belns taken from
a Dresden paper, Der Weidmann. Here
Is the explanation of It: Among the
Hottentots (Hottentotten) the kanga
roos (beutelratte) are very numerous.
Many of them roam about the country,
free and respected; others, less fortun
ate, are caught and shut up In a cage
(kotter) furnished with a cover (latten
gitter), which shelters them from Dad
weather. These are then called. In
tier man, lattengltterwetterkotter, and
the kangaroo, once imprisoned, takes
the name of lattengitterwetterkotter
beutelratte. One day an assassin (at
tenlaeter) was arrested, who had killed
the Hottentot mother (Hottentotenmut
ten of two children, one half-wl' ted,
the other a stammerer (strottertrottel).
This mother, in the German tongue, Is
designated by the word Hottentoten
strattertrottelmutter, from which It fol
lows that the assassin takes the name
tentaetcr. The murderer was shut up
la a kangaroo cage tbeutclrattenlatten
gitterwetterkotler), from which he
But, fortunately, he soou fell into the
hands of a Hottentot, who went Joyous
ly to the mayor of the village, exclaim
ing: "I have caught the beutelratte!"
"Which oue?" asked the mayor; "we
ketterbeutelratte." "Of which attentaeter are you speak
"Of the nottentotenstrottertrottcl
mutterattentaeter." "Then why couldn't you say at once
that you had caught the Hottentoten
gltter wetterkot terbeu telratte T'
It Is said that the Hottentot fled In af
BWaatjr la Blood Deep
(lean Mood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it.Cascarets.Caniiy Cathar
tic ilea a your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up the len.y liver and driving all
impurities from tito body, begin to-day to
banish pimples, bolls, blotches, black
heads, and that sickly bilious complexion
by taking CarcarctK beauty for tn cents.
All druggists, salisfactioou guaranteed,
lee. 5 6c. 60c.
Never borrow trouble. If you do, you
will find that the interest you "have to pay
for the accommodation is excessive.
Everybody knows that Dobbins' El eo trio
Faun is the best in the world, and for 33 years
It bas sold at the highest rrlce. Its price is
now S centa, same as common brown soap.
Kara full site and quail ty. Order of grocer. Ad
Nature makes no blunders; if yon have
doubts what hornets were made for, pinch
them, and you will soon discover-
He-T-Bac Per Fifty Casta.
Geareateed toheeee habit care Btakat warns:
an streas, blood para. Me, $1. AU dructbu.
A truly accomplished knave is one
who?e first thought is to help himself, and
his second to do so in a way that will
muke you think he is he'pin? you.
Cure Guarantees by DR. . B. MATKR, IOI1
ARCH IT. 1'HILA. PA. Kass at onoe: ao
operation or delay from business. ConsnllaUea
ITee. Endorsements of pbvslotans, ladles and
Eromlnent elUsens, Bend ior cuculas Office
oon A. M. Wl P. M.
Good resolution ere like vines, a mass
of beauty when supported on a frame of
f ood deeds, but very poor things when sl
owed to lie unheeded and untrained on
Seat Tesaees Spit sac laiaks Tear Life Away
Te qalt lebaeee easily and ferever, be aug
aetle, fall ef Ufa, aerve and viger, take Ne-Te-Bae,
tka weader-werker, that saakes weak am
(treag. All druggists, lee er l. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet aad sample free. Address ti tar
ling Hearady Co.. Calcage er Kew Xerk-
Rheumatism, like many other things, is
easy enough to cure in some one else; but
when we undertake to cure our own, then
Ve Caw Ceewtspatiasi feiaseei
Take Casearets Caadr Gataartta, We er Ms,
If O. a 6. fall U care, dragglats recaas sasaey.
To let yourself down to any man's level
is easy enough, but to get back to where
Tea come from, and Sot tear yoor clothes,
A Startled Mother.
From U.e Frteport (U.) Bulled.
While busy at work la her home, Mrs
William Shay, corner of Taylor and Has
sock Avenues, Free port. III., was startled
by hearing a noise just behind her.
ewer the aVwvf,
with an effort,,
Had with ley
at finding her
rest of the
oe'sTtoTd la UrLSKayWatSUvile
the mother's own worda. She aaldi
"On the ittta of Rapt.. 1896, while In the
bloom of health. Beatrice was suddenly
and severely afflicted with spinal menin
gitis. Strong and vigorous before. In Bve
weeks ah beaaaae feeble aad suffered from
a paralytic stroke which twisted her head
baek to the side and made It impossible
for her to move a limb. Her speech, how
ever, was not affected. We called la our
family doctor, one ef the moat experienced
and successful praotitleners In the eity.
Be ooualdered the eaae a very grave one.
Before long little Beatrice was compelled
to wear a plaster parla Jacket. Prominent
physicians were consulted, electric bat
teries were applied, but no benefit was no
ticed until we tried Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
"Busy la my kitchen one afternoon I was
startled by the cry of 'Mamma' from little
Beatrice who was creeping towards me. I
had placed her on an improvised bed in the
parlor comfortably close to the fireside
and given her some books and playthings.
8he becametlred of waiting for me to come
bock and made up bor mind to go to me,
so her story, 'My Pink Pills mnde me
walk,' which she tells everyone who comes
to our house, was then for the first time
verified. She has walked ever since. She
has now taken about nine boxes ot the
pills and her pale and pinched face has
been growing rosy, and her limbs gained
strength day by day. She sleeps all night
long now, while before taking the pills she
eould rest but a few hours at a time." Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People are
sold by all druggists.
MarvelouaMonnda Built by the Mallee
Bens of Australia.
The mallee hen of Australia lays its
eggs in a huge nest. The nest Is really
an artificial mound of gigantic propor
tions for the size of Its maker and the
purpose It Is to serve. This artificial
mound Is a co-operative Incubator. It
is built by many pairs of birds, male
and female working alike to construct
it. These same pairs of flocks of birds
annually repair and enlarge the queer
looking cone, which rises up like a tur
ret dome from the level prairies.
Sometimes these tunnels attain a
height of fully fifteen feet In the per
pendicular, with a radius of equal
measurement. Many of these nests
have measured as much as fifty yards,
or 150 feet, around their base. That
would give the largest one measured a
diameter of about fifty feet. .These
mound Bests are entered through a sort
of tunnel cavity at the top of the cone.
The hens ef all the building and re
pairing pairs lay In this Immense nest.
The eggs are deposited about six feet
below the surface. Whllo each hen lays
her eggs in the family mound, no ben
drops her egg closer than twenty inch!
to that of her neighbor. Each egg Is
deposited In a cavity made for It
wherein it Is placed la a vertical posi
tion, carefully covered, and the sur
face smoothed over by the hen before
she quits the nest. Contrary te the
usual practice of the bird and fowl
species, these mallee bens lay at night,
Instead of in the day. Several days
elupse also between the dropping ef two
eggs by the same hen.
The eggs of the mallee hen are out ef
all proportion to her size. They are as
large as those of a goose, and of large
hens are very much lnrger.
The eggs thus laid and covered in
this great sand oven In the hot districts
are never again disturbed by the hens.
The eggs are hatched by the heat tho
sun bakes into the soil where they lay.
It has never been known bow tho
young chicks are excavated from their
egg grave, for the eggs are deposited
fully six feet below the surface, and the
hardening rains do not aid their exit
The hen is so very shy and vigilant
that no one Is able to study her ma
ternal and domestic habits with satis
faction. As she lays her eggs at night
and transacts most of her affairs In the
algbt watch, so that no naturalist or
curious Individual can ferret her out,
possibly she steals to her expected
brood under cover of night also, and
gives them the parental unearthing
which they must surely need after the
pipping of the eggshell.
Bush naturalists have been curious
to know bow this peculiar fowl builds
that nest. The birds have been seen
working at rt and the mounds have
been inspected, but the piling of the
dirt Is not from the Immediate vicinity,
for that Is undisturbed. Small sprigs
and the like enter into the plastic ma
sonry, which stands storms and heavy
rains, when they do fall, without seri
These huge cones stand for years, to
be annually nested In by the same flock
which originally constructed the fam
ily Incubator. When detected the hens
emit a pitiful little cackle, and flutter
away like a wounded Innocent The
young of a covey either root under the
sand or hide behind some mound or
object ef a friendly color.
Pure for Consumption relieves the
most obxtlnate coughs. Rev. D. BtTCHatrai
LBB, Lexington, Mo-, February 24. 18Ws
My experience loads me to believe lliat
the supply of poetry, or ver-e assume 1 to
be poetry, is more egregiously in excess
of the demand, than uuy other de
scription of lileruture.
Kd.calc Tear Bowel. Wltb Caararefe.
Candy Catfeartia, rrtrm oos.tlp.tioB forever
10c, JSC, If Cv C. C. fail, drugtisU retund mo try
To-morrow you have no business with.
You steal if you touch to-morrow. It i .
God's. Every day baa enough to keep
every man occupied, without concerning
himself with the things that lio be
yond. Wrs. WlnslowttlootblngByrnp tor ctul.lren
teething, softens the gums, reducing lutUiuma
tion, allays pain, eurn wind colic, 2jc a bottle.
Aim at perfection in everything, though
in most things it is unaltainub'.e; however,
they who im at It, und persevere, will
come much nearer to it than those whose
laziness and depnn !oi:cy make them give
it up as una! tai uuble.
Conductor E. D. Ixwmta. Detroit, Mlotu,
says . The effect of Hall's Catarrh Cure Is
wonderful." Write htm sUmut it. Sold by
t'ertain wri'er fefni to think that they
are cutting blocks from nature's "arryl
while all the time they are only trying "to
squeeze mud into marble.
To Cure a Cola iu One Day.
Take Laxative Btomolji inine Tablets. Al
Druggista refund mon t jif it fails tocore. Sit
At the beginning of the cask and at the
end take your fill, bnt be saving in the
middle, for at the bottom saving comes too
OUR BOYS AND GIRLS
THIS 13 THEIR DEPARTMENT OP
Qual.t Say!-- Ct. Bel-.- '
Uttle Folk. Everywhere, -h"
..4 Printed Here for All Other W
Us Oaee te Read.
Little Prince Tatters has lost his cspl
Over the hedge he threw it;
Into the fiver it fell "kerslapr
Stupid old thing to do It!
Now Mother may sigh and Nurse may
For theUgay little cap with Irs eagle plume
"One cannot be thinking all day of sues
Trifles are triflesr says little Prince Tat
Little Prince Tatters bas lost his coat
Playfiag he drd not need H! .
Ift ft rtgfit there, by the nanny-goat
And nobody never seed It!"
Now Mother and Nurse may aearch til
For the little new coat with its button
But "Coat-sleeves or shirt-sleeves, hoe
tittle it matters!
Trifles are trifles!" saya little Prince Tat
ters. Little Prince Tatters has lost his ball!
Boiled away down the street!
Komebody'll have to find it, that's all,
Before he can sleep or eat
Now raise the neighborhood quickly, do?
And send for the crier and constable too
"Trifles are trifles; but serious matters,
They must be seen to," says little Princt
Clever Kate Grecnaway.
People who wouldn't know a Rosa
Bonheur from a Bnphael or a Leon
ardo da Vinci from a Watteau know
Kate Greenaway. That may not mean
that she Is greater than all four, but
she Is certainly more popular.
She began making her quaint little
long-skirted, short-walsted damsels,
who have been the styles for children
ever since their first appearance, about
twenty years ago. She was the daugh
ter of a well-known wood engraver la
London. She was trained In the South
Kensington schools. Ruskin admired
her work from the first.
She lives In Hampstead, London, in
the most picturesque quarter. Many of
her backgrounds are taken from scenes
that lie before her windows. She has
made quite a tittle fortune with her
Oar Little Gray Helper.
Myrta Lockett Avary under the
above title tells In the St. Nicholas of
the work done -by the humble earth
worm. The author says:
We have a little gray helper who
cannot bear, nor see, nor make any
noise. He wears a little gray coat and
he lives In tiny caves which he bur
rows out for himself. Our little gray
helper has no feet eo he crawls.
He works busily for us all day In the
ground under our feet, coming out
chiefly at night to get his food. Then
he does not take anything which any
one wants, but only fallen leaves and
bits of stuff which no one cares about
and which are out of the way.
Although much less fortunate than
we, having neither legs, nor feet nor
hands, nor eyes, nor ears, he has all
that Is necessary to the performance
of the work he bas to do; and since
our little gray helper has all he needs,
and does his work, and does It well,
we may think of him as being quite
content and happy. And since the work
that he does for us is very necessary
and Important work, and since he docs
It excellently well, we need not regard
him with less than respect.
He has a system of blood vesels, a
nervous system, and yes, a brain.
When you come to consider him under
a microscope and In relatio'i to the
work he has to do, he Is quite an Inter
esting and exquisite bit of mechanism.
He uses his brain, and has wisdom to
know what to eat and how to get It.
Though he has neither eyes nor ban Is,
before taking anything Into his cave,
be examines It carefully by menus of
his one sense (touch), and with his lit
tle upper lip, which the scientists call
prostomlum. This Up Is very sensi
tive. He Is prudent and thrifty, always
dragging Into his little house enough
to secure him against the coming day,
f"or blind and deaf as he Is, he knows
l Is not wise to be out In the day
time, for the birds and their babies
like htm entirely too well. He also
knows that being of a chilly nature,
he will need to be wrapped up a bit
when he goes to sleep In his cave, so
he makes his own little bed of blades
of grass and bits of leaves which he
has dragged In with the little lip that
does so much. He seems to like fresh
air when he can get It so he rests with
his head near the mouth of his care;
and Mother Nature, realizing that this
might give Robin Redbreast an uufalr
advantage of him, provided him with
a head-covering darker than the rest
of his coat and very nearly the color
Out of the Mouth of Babes.
ens little fellow, and bis mamma told
him one day that if he didn't quit being
so naughty the "boogie" man would get
him. "Oh, I'm not a bit afraid," he re
plied. "When I see him coming I'll re
form right quick."
The little 4-vear-old daughter of a
clergyman, after listening to her father
preaca one ctunaay morning lor quite
awhile, finally became restJons and
climbing up on the seat ahe exclaimed:
lyome on, papa, you ve said enough;
let's go homer'
Ethel, aged 5, was learning to sow,
and one day, after vainly trying t
make the preliminary preparation with
a needle and thread, ahe asked: "Mam
ma, dont they call the hole In a needle
an eyer "Yea, dear." was the reply.
"Well," continued the little miss, "I'll
bet this okl needle's cross-eyed."
Little 4-year-old Harry was not feel
ing well and bis father suggested that
be might be taking the chlckenpox,
then prevalent Harry went to bed
laughing .at the Idea, but early next
morning he came downstairs looking
very serious, and said: "You're right
papa; It la the chlckenpox; 1 found a
feather la the bed."
-fcfS iBWaLhaaJ OB kirst $g
T HS CH I E X 8 A BTIST.
Maybe the grocer is "just out of Ivory
Soap but has another just as good." No
other soap is just as good. Insist that he
get Ivory Soap for you.
A WORD OF WARNING. There are many watte soaps, each represented to be
-lust as good as the 'Ivory';" they ARE NOT. but like all counterfeits, lack the
peculiar and remarkable ouaUties ef the genuine. Ask for - Ivory " Soap and Insist
upon getting H
Csy .rtal. TWt, ay 1U Q- O-. I lit
at school he came home and, throwing I
his books down In disgust exclaimed: I
"I'm not going back to that school any
more." "Why, Tommy, what's the
troubler asked his mother. "Oh," he
replied, "they want to teach me a whole
lot of etuff I never heard of before,
and I ain't going to waste my time
learning them." '.
Little 5-year-old Kettle, who had bee
brought ud In the city, was spending
a few days in the country. "Grandma,
what are those funny little green
things r she asked, as they were pass
lug through the garden oue day. "Why,
those are peas," was the reply. "Pea
nothing!" exclaimed Nettle, "I'm
8'prlzed at your Ignorance, grandma."
"Why, dear, what do you mean?" ask
ed the old lady. "I'd think." replied
Nettie, "that a woman of your age
ought to know that peas come In tin
Pretty Well, Considering."
Old Mrs. I'arlln had reached the age
of 03 years, and her two daughters,
both women of nearly 00, were often
heard to say that the old lady "took as
much comfort as anybody." Their un
changing affection failed to sec the
changes that were so pathetically e
narent to others:
"Juno Ann and I don't get about so ,
much as we would like to, on account of (
Bnotner, sirs, fatten remarKeo, in re
sponse to an Invitation to visit a rela
tive In a neighboring town. "You see
Juno Ann, living next door as she does,
takes about aa much care of mother a
I do, so it sort of ties us both."
"Isn't you mother well?"
"Yes, land sake, mother's as well as
can be; or she would be. If 'twa'n't for
! her age. I tell 'em mother enjoys as
much as most of 'em. She can't see as
well as she used to, of course; fact is
she can't see much of any; but she's
"Mother don't seem to hear so well
as she did," ventured Juno Ann, "but
I s'pose that's no more than natural."
"She's a dreadful smart woman. If
she Is my mother," rejoined Mrs. Pat
ten; "and It's wonderful for a woman
of her age."
"I suppose she enjoys going about to
see the neighbors?" suggeeted the vis
itor. "Pity sake! Mother hasn't set foot
out of the house for more'n two years;
we wouldn't dare trust her. The rheu
matism has sort of crippled her up; but
besides that I don't see but she seems
about as smart as ever; don't you think
she does, Juno Ann?"
"Yes, she seems real well, considering
her age. Her food don't agree with her,
and she don't relish her meals as well
as she might but beyond that she gets
along real well," replied Juno.
"I suppose, she likes to have people
run In and visit with her as well as
ever," remarked the visitor.
"Well, she would like to see people
as well as ever, mother would, if she
had her faculties; but you see, she
don't seem to sense much, most of the
time; if It wa'u't for that she'd take
a sight of comfort seeing folks. But
she's able to sit up In bed considerable,
and she seems comfortable except when
her rheumatism sets In, or when she
has one of her sinking spells. Juno
Ann and I are real thankful that moth
er keeps as well as she does."
The rate at which the Zulus can
travel upon emergency Is astonishing.
Some will cover as much as fifty miles
in six hours. Eight miles an hour is an
There can be no harm in the asser
tion that some paintings are works ol
art and that a great many women
Having to work very bard every min
ute Is as good for a man's soul as re
ligion. It's a pity that some men can't even
hnna to have brain fever. '
Can These Be True?
lie "These shoemakers are pretty
. well up to the vanity of women I
have It on reliable authority that tbt-y
j bit on tie trick of putting smaller num
bers In women's shoes."
j She- i-e8 and It Is also said that the
! hatters are numbering men's hats a
.....,... mcrei Cincinnati En
Hono tns the Profession.
An editor In the South w.ta trat-oiin.
u n men m i .-out, and having been
j shaved, naturally offered to pay.
j "We never charge editors nothir.'
saa,'' said the barber, grandiloquently.
"But how can you carry on your
business?" . i
"Dat's all right, bossr was the In-'
dulgent reply. We makes It tip ofTo
Bear in Hind That " Tks
Ksasuff w Ksip
Time Not So Lone;.
"Lord Brougham used to tell," saya
the Birmingham Post "how he had
conversed with an eye-witness of the
execution of Charles I., and, as the for
mer did not die until 1868, this repre
sented a space of 218 years, with only
one life between. Within the last few
years there was to be met in Loudon
a gentleman whose grandfather had
told him of a talk he once bad with an
old Devonshire laborer who had seen,
when a child, the landing of William of
Orange in Torbay. The writer of these
lines has met at dinner one who had
talked with a hostess of Dr. Johnson,
in the person of Sirs. David (Jarrick;
whdle Mr. Gladstone's earlier niemorlie
Include an Interview with Hannah
More, who was the great lexicogra
pher's flatterer and friend, and an ac
quaintanceship with Thomas Grenvllle,
who, not far from 120 years ago, ar
ranged the terms of separation between
this; ountry and the United States."
Fertilixins; 'or fStrawberrlee.
Nitrate of soda is a valuable fertilizer
for strawberries and raspberries, and
should be applied with powdered phos
phate of lime. This application to
strawberries will sometimes treble the
yield. The berries are larger in size,
handsomer In color, more solid and
finer in flavor. Ordinary manure will
not produce such results, as It Is not
converted Into plant food until after
the demand of the fruit. Nitrate of
soda and powdered phosphate of lime
are assimilated by the plant at once, '
and appropriated at a cost of less than
flO per acre, using 400 pounds of the
mixture which contains the three In
gredients considered necessary to use
for feeding plants; nitrogen, phosphoric
acid and an alkali. Meehan's Monthly.
"About the only difference between a
rich and a poor man Is that the former
bas to take more money with him
when he goes around to pay his bills.
The assessor's visit often account
for a shrinkage In values.
No matter how good a bluffer a man
may be he has to give In when his
money gives out
"Ianfrred thetortoreaofthe damned
wltb protruding piles brought on by constipa
tion witb which I was aflllrted for twenty
years. I ran across your CASCARKTS in the
town of Newell, la., and never found any thtna
to equal them. To-day I am entirely free from
piles and feel like a new man."
C H. Keitz, UU Jones St., Sioux City, la
Pleasant, Palatable, fotent. Taste Good. Do
Good, Ke.er Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. 10c. lie. due
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
UrUas Urmr4f , Otam, iMtrnl, fat. Sit
MTfl Dlft Sold and guaranteed by all drog
lU'DAu situ to CI! St E Tobacco liablk
FOR FIFTY YEARS 1
bas been used by alomef mothers for their
cniidieawhU TdrlnUii torour Fifty Yeart
It at that the child, toifns the sun- aur
II aae. caret wimt coUe, aad la the feasl
a Tweaiy-ave cents a nettle.
lataany Preventts by
DR. KLINE'S GREAT
m mmdSi. Frttti1 ace. ilst fwt..cs-ee
flaw IrM flH'taat sr J fei-:.iL..t1a
free) FH ilsjjlav, thee ajif cireae cl.argva on If
whem reoelvexi. rtt Dr. Kltnr. l.f i, H- irevo
iMltuaef Medleiitc. tm Arch St.. rUnsuicUUue,, faw
w Successfully Prosecutes Claims.
Lett, Principal Fxamtnr U.S. Pension Burma
M 3yriulaet wr, KiaiUutUcalniSvl11,
A Kleptomaniac's SpotlM.
The record in kleptomania may cer
tainly be claimed by a Frenchwoman
named Catherine, who was recently ar
rested In a grocery shop on the Boule
vard Sebnstopol, In Paris. Mrs. Cath
erine Is 40 years old, and she lost her
husband only a few days ago. When
she was searched at the police station
it was found that she had fixed to her
waist by thick thread, under her man
tle, a turkey, two chickens, four pig
eons, four pnrti ldges. three pounds of
fresh butter, twenty-four sausages and
two loxes of preserved mackerel. Put
this was not alL Under her Ixxlue
she had concealed an astrakhan cape,
two Jackets, a walstemit a
pairs of stockings, two rolls of riblw.n
and fifteen yards of satin. It hardly
seems credible, but she declared It was
'lie first time ahe had tried to steal.
Gods Help Those W io keif
snesia Tea& Yoa to Use