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- ' THE STORK.
Last night the Stork cam (talking.
And, Stork, beneath your wing
Lay, lapped -In dreamiest slumber.
The tiniest little thing!
From Babyland, oat yonder
Beside a silver sea.
Ton brought a priceless treasure
As gift to mine and me!
Last night, or dear on Hi
And, wife, you knew the cry -The
dear old Stork has sought our
A many times gone by I
And In yoar gentle bosom i
I found the pretty thing -That
from the realm out yonder
Our friend th Stork did bring.
Last night a babe awakened.
And, babe, how strange and new
Must seem the home aad people
The Stork baa brought you to:
And yet methinks you like them
Tan neither stare nor weep.
But closer to my dear one
You cuddle, and yon sleep!
Last ulgbt my heart grew fonder
O happy heart of mine.
Sing of the inspirations
That round my pathway shine!
And sing your sweetest 1ot song
To tbis dear nestling wee
The Stork from "Way-Oat-Yonder
Hath brought to mine and me!
Huntingan Heiress, j
"I wotUd not to that. Mr. Vanity,"
aid Ettle. who had by thto time recov
red her seirposseesion completely. "1
am not a 'dress-making gin, but 1
shall collect th money my friend hat
Struck by tome acoasst of her ton
Markham Fern ley paused a second
then lighted the gas. Ettle Hall dellb
erately threw back her veil.
And that was the last he ere saw
of Henrietta HalL London News.
Ching- Ling Foo, the Chinese magic
lan. Is proving such an attraction that
ne will appear for a second week In
oraer to give the many who were on
able to obtain admission during the
past week, an opportunity of seeing
this Hermann of the Orient.
He is assisted by a clever troupe of
artists, including the little girl baby.
nee a ai. wno renders tne latest popu
ine entire program for the week is
an exceedingly attractive one, Includ
mg Clifford and Hutu. In the Chappie'
visit; Hlnes and Remington, funniest
character act In the profession; Reno
and Richards, kings of acrobatic com
eoy; The Royal Trio, In a picturesque
"u uinerui Hawaiian operetta; Far
nun and Nelson, a novel male and fe
male comedy acrobatic specialty; Frank
Monroe and Dramatic Company, "One
Wife Too Many:" Juno Salmo. the (Jol
den Mephlsto: Blograph. new series of
views; The Three Westons. comedy
musical act; The Crawford Sisters,
song and dance specialty; Howley and
xesne, cnaracter impersonators and
expert dancers: The Benords. Dutch
musical sketch; Stereopticon. mlscel-
A . DEPARTMENT FOH UTTUI
BOYS AND QIRLtV
66 (oi HE must be ill," said Dttle
Hall to herself, "or else she
would have been here long
ago. Poor Justine! Somehow things
are arranged strangely In this world!
I can't understand what It all means,
nor what I have done that I should be
rich and courted, while Justine May
nard, who waa my classmate at Mme.
Paulini's, trims dresses for a" living.
She Isn't to b'ame because her guardian
was a villain. I deserve no credit for
the skillful management of Uncle
Orotchley, whereby my pennies all be
came dollars. I only wish she would
let me divide with her, but she has too
much of the haughty Maynard blood In
ber veins for that. I'll go and see her."
Just as she came ont the maid
brought up a card on a liver salver.
Her telltale eyes sparkled aa she
glanced at the Roman-lettered Inscrip
tion on one side:
And then taking it up perused on the
reverse the following words:
"May I accompany you to the opera,
to-night? Florlne has a box, and Sal
terelll will slug."
"Please, ma'am," said Barbara, the
maid, "the man Is waiting for an an
swer." Bttle caught up a sheet of note-paper,
and hurriedly scribbled upon it the one
"Give that to him," she said, and hur
Justine Maynard's little room was no
luxuriously appointed nest Bare, and
cold, and poverty-stricken, its cracked
wails and sloping roof gained no glow
from the rosy sunset, and Justine her
self lay on the bed, with handa pressed
to ber throbbing forehead.
"Only a headache, dear," she said,
essaying a faint smile, as Ettle Hall
harried toward ber. "That is all. And
I have been a little worried with the
landlord; be will be back again pres
ently for the money that I shall not be
able to give him. If he 'would only
wait until to-morrow."
- "T me Da v him. Jv'" ,
. so dear a
will no, not
"- -sir.rBr-', m jmjw I can take
that satin dress home and receive S3
for making It. I should have returned
it to-night, but this pain makes a mere
child of me."
Ettle turned, and for the first time
saw a folded dress upon the table a
robe of satin, trimmed with lace.
"Justine," said she, "I've an idea. I'll
take this dress home for yon. I'll get
be money and bring It back."
Ettle deftly placed it within sheets
of brown paper, wrapped and tied it
"Gome, where Is It to go?"
"To Mies Fernley, In Mlddletown
square. O, Ettle! bow shall I ever pay
you for all your kindness?"
Ettle was tying a dark-brown veil so
closely over ber bat that Justine May
nard never saw the deep dye on her
cheek. She was almost sorry she had
offered to take Florlne Fernley's new
dress home. For a second her resolu
tion wavered, and then sbe reproached
herself for even that second's indecision.
It was not a long walk, for the Fern-!
ley's lived in Mlddletown square, but
a few blocks distant. And Ettle went
up the steps of the marble-fronted man
sion, wondering If she should see Mark
ham. She was not certain, but was begin
ning to suspect that she liked the hand
some young fellow, whose dark eyes
and Jetty curls were such a counterpart
of ber own blonde beauty.
A smart, blue-ribboned maid came to
"Yes, Miss Fernley was at home,"
and with a supercilious Insolence
which made Etle's blood boll the girl
pointed up a dark stairway.
"Just up there and you'll find her.
First door to the left."
Miss Ettle Hall followed the direc
tions and found herself In a twilight
apartment, where draped mirrors and
sweet, faint scents betrayed the mani
fold mysteries of a young lady's toilet.
"What's wanting? Why can't I have
ray nap !n peace?" querulously de
manded Florlne Fernley's voice. "O, ii
Is that everlasting dressmaker. Mark'
Mark! I want S3."
"So do 1-510,000," retorted a fsmll
lar voice from the next room. "But 1
can't have all I want."
"Sou borrowed $20 of me to hire that
nonsensical opera box."
"That was business, my dear,
"Business! Nonsense! Give me the
money, I say," fretted Florlne.
"Yes, business, my girl. Heiress
hunting Is as much business as specu
lating, and the fair Henrietta is a fish
that won't jump at any ordinary bait."
"Hush!" cried Florlne, sharply, anc
then turning to the soidlsant dress
maker, she said:
"It Isn't convenient to pay you to
day. Call again next week or the week
"Excuse me," answered Miss Ettle In
a low but resolute voice; "I must have
the money now."
"Must!" retorted Miss Fernley. :
she angrily rang the belL "Mary, ebon
tbis person out."
"I decline to leave the dreaa natal 1
am paid for it," said Ettle, firmly.
"Now. look here, you dress-maklns
-lrl," said the barsb voice of Markham
Fernley, as be . advanced from tb
oner apartment, "none of your Impu
leace. Leave the dreaa, or I'll sene
"or a policeman and teach 7011
plaga la start CmS
Ocoupatlona of Aae.
Oliver Wendell Holmes repeats a May
England story he once beard of
young farmer who was urged to ael
out some apple-trees. "No," said he,
"they are too long growing, and I don't
want to plant for other people.". The
young farmer's father was spoken to
about It, but be, with better reason, al
leged that apple-trees are alow and life
is fleeting. At last some one mentioned
It to the old grandfather of the young
farmer. He had nothing else to do, so
he stuck In some trees. He lived long
enough to drink cider made from the
apples that grew on those trees.
"After all." continues Dr. Holmes,
"the most encouraging things I find In
the treatise, Te Scnectute,' are the sto
ries of men who have found new occu
pations when growing old, or kept up
their common pursuits In the extreme
period of life.
"Onto learned Greek when he wa
old, and speaks of wishing to learn the
fiddle, or some such Instrument, fidlbns,
after the example of Socrates. Solon
learned something new every day In blr
old age, as he gloried to proclaim.
"Cyrus pointed out with pride and
pleasure the trees ha bad planted with
his own band. I remember a pillar on
the Duke of Northumberland's estate
at Alnwick, with an Inscription In simi
lar words. If not the same. That, with
other country pleasures, never wears
out. None are too rich, none too poor,
none too young, none too old to enjoy
It" Youth's Companion. -
ree strokes, each stroke to be from
circle to snot her circle In a straight
lpped up the horse an Md t, gtroke passing through
e, but it waa useless; -
Tbe Boll and tbe Rod Waroa.
A writer In Forest and Stream tells
Sow two friends of bis set out to find
1 certain trout stream In a wild region
twenty miles from San Francisco:
Riddle had imported from Boston t
light express wagon, with the gear
painted bright red. A part of the route
d tbem across a pasturage for wild
artle, and their first Intimation of mis
chief was the bearing down upon them
f the whole herd, headed by a bull,
pawing tbe ground tAJ-nllowlng.
JSFHSZ.'i " " ' t 'ellow ,
- , 'n ov
Tied to escape,
lown came the drove. Tbe bull charged
:he wagon, capsized It, and threw the
nen and their belongings to tbe
ground. Then, for protection, they
;rawled under the vehicle, and the bull
mattered away at the wheels.
It happened that Riddle's gun had
;anded within reach. He crawled from
ander the wagon, slipped In two cart
ridges, and the bull, at his next charge,
iras amazed at receiving a couple of
.'barges of shot In the face. The drove
itampeded at the report, and the full
followed, shaking bis head, evidently
n great surprise at the tendency of
.-ed wagons to go off In that disagree,
Tbe two fishermen returned to town,
ine with bis arm In a sling, and the
ther very much battered about the
race. Tbe wagon waa Immediately
painted a sober green.
atoaaethlaa; WUI Xntareet th Jav
call Haas bora of Kvery Heaeehola
-Qnalat Aettoaa aad Bright aytauys
of Many Carta mm Canada CMMm
Wanted a hoy that Is manly aad Just.
One that yea ted you may honor aad
Who cheerfully shoulders what Ufa ta
Its suaahina aad pleasure, or tro able-
Whose eyes meet your owa wltn ne
shadow of fear:
No vile on the face that la open aad
Straightforward in purpose aad ready to
For "a bird ta the hand la worth two la
Who scornfully turns from a something
If It brings to another a sorrow or pain
Who Is willing to hold what Is right ever
And Is patient, unheeding the scoff or thi
Who does all he can with a heart thafi
He Is wanted, that boy, whatsoever hi
Wanted a girl, not a butterfly gay.
Who is gentle and sweet In a womanly
No beautiful picture, so languid and fair.
That always seems labeled: "Please han
dle with cars;"
But one in whose heart there Is hidden
woo faithfully fouowa her mission on
Hopeful and earnest in helping and giv
Finds plenty to do la the life she is liv
Filling Its duties with quiet and content.
Whether adverse or pleasant, just as they
In the garb of a queen, or In homespun
Whatever her station Is needed tha'
Can Yoa ov Thlaf
Here Is a new puzzle for our young
folks to solve. The puzzle is to go from
center circle to one corner by one line
Wben the Seasons Change.
The Emperor of China has some
strange duties. One of these la the
ordering of the seasons. It Is summer
in America when the sun warms the
earth, and not till then, but In China it
is summer when the Emperor says It la
Aa soon as the Emperor declares tha
summer has come, everybody In China
puts off winter clothing, and array
himself In summer garb, no matt el
what bis feelings say on the subject
Ail domestic arrangements are made
to suit the season, as proclaimed by thi
Emperor, although they may not suit
tbe individual at all.
The nearest approach to the Chines
custom of ordering the seasons Is th
practice observed In France In all pub
ic buildings. There It is winter on and
if ter Oct. 1. Fires are then lighted In
ill government offices, and the servant!
-xchnnge their white summer wnist
oats for the thicker and darker one
At that date the public libraries ar
losed at 4. and In the streets the sell
rs of roasted chestnuts make their ap
pearance. In official France It Is wln
r, no matter what the weather may
-ny, and no matter what unofficial
'ranee may think. Youth's Com-union.
Bombanttng Kiorm Clonda.
A Rome correspondent writes: Th
idea of dissipating storm clouds by dis
charges of cannon has been succesa
fully put Into operation at Coleplo, Is
the province of Bergamo, which wa
lately visited by two hurricanes, ac
companied by heavy clouds, wblcs
threatened a hailstorm.
About forty discbarges were fired Ob
the first occasion and thirty on the
second. The effect of tbe concussion
was most marked on the second storm.
The black clouds were broken and dis
sipated by the atmospheric disturb
ance, and watchers stationed to ob
serve the results reported that th
threatened storm had been driven
What Is certain Is that while ball feu
!n all tbe neighboring districts not a
particle descended on Coleplo on either
Tha cannon were loaded with tarsa
penny weight of powder and plugged
with paper. After tha explosion, which
waa effected by a fuse, a column of
imoke rose vertically Into tha atr to tha
height of about a mils, bearing a cur
rent of warm air. whteh penetrated tkt
Nobody went to tbe door. Rat-tat-At,
rat-tat-tat, again and again little
Dorrlt heard it Sbe began to feel tbe
"fidgets" creeping up tbe spine of her
back, she told Tortoise. But what did
Tortoise care? Tbe fidgets might creep
ap little Dorrlt's back and clear down
again, and Tortoise would only lie on
the soft, fur rug and parr snoozily.
Rat-tat tat! It sounded distinct and
imperative. It must be at the back
kitchen door. Nora must be asleep or
gone off somewhere.
"Oh, my sua! If I could only go to
the door!" fretted little Dorothy.
"Somebody's there a-trylng to coma In
and make a call, and they'll think my
nother Isn't polite. I don't know,"
the shook her fluff of gold-colored hair
l little severely. "I don't know as It's
any politer to stand at folks doors and
keep a-knocklng and a-knocklng, when
It makes the fidgets creep np folks'
spines. Seems 's If that isn't polite,
Rat tat tat Again!
"Oh, my! doesn't she want to get In
dre-ad-fully! Maybe sbe s'poses we're
Tortoise blinked sleepily on the rug.
Little Dorrlt that waa what papa
called Dorothy lay back In her Invalid
choir, despairing. Her little crutches
were ont of reach and Tortoise was
nothing but a lazy cat She must wait
for mamma hark!
"Mamma! O, mamma!" she called,
Yes, mamma was coming down stairs.
ett, then, Dorothy 7"
"O, mamma, there's somebody knock
ing like everything. She's been doing
It most forever. I can hear ber Just as
plain through the crack of my window.
Do go quick and let ber In."
Mamma listened, too. and pretty soon
a Itttle smile curled her Hps up. But
she only said, "I'll go and see about It,
Whan she got back again, tha smile
had grown into one of mamma'a big,
"She didn't want to come In, after
an, little Dorrltt," she said. "I Invited
her and Invited her. But she Is only
Mrs. Woodpecker out doing a little
marketing for dinner."
How little Dorrlt langheoM
"But I guess the butcher keeps his
loor locked, mamma," aha said, " 'cor
llng to tha way she keeps knocking
it ltl" Youth's Companion.
Waa Not Farttcatar.
Little Henry waa dining out and was
on his very best behavior. "Will you
have light meat or dark?" asksd his
hostess, preparing to help him to chick
en. "I'd like a drumstick, thank you,
but I don't care at all whether It If
white meat or dark," said be, politely.
THIHTr.TmRD MATIONAXi EN-
CAMPMKNT AHlf iui-UMvn j
THE GRAND ARMY OF THE
. . . 'BEPUBIJC. PHII4ADEI-:
PHIA. SEPT. -. X8.
Nearly every one Is busy, these days.
In preparing for the Annual Encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Repub
lic, which taken, place the first week
in September. The Idea Is to make
tbe thirty-third event tbe greatest in
the history of the wonderful organiza
tion, composed of soldiers who an
swered the call of their country at a
time when It seemed In danger of dis
solution. Philadelphia never does things
by halves. When she starts out to ac
complish an object, she always gets
there, and In September she intends to
show the whole country how to enter
tain the old soldiers who saved the
The parade, on September, promises
to be as large and as attractive as arv
that ever took place at an Encamp
ment. The route will be about three
miles long and the line will form on
Broad street and Montgomery avenue
at ten in the morning.
Among the numerous costly decora
tions during the week, the most Impor
tant will be to the north and south of
the City Hall, along the route of the
parade. This feature will consist of a
series of splendid Corinthian columns,
each fifty feet high, with lesser columns
Intervening and all connected with fes
toons of bunting-, laurel and electric
lights. Upon the bases of the main
column heroic figures of soldiers and
sailors will be placed.
The City Hall, which will be midway
In this Court of Honor, will be magnifi
cently draped, and at night will glow
with Immense designs of the G. A. R.
badge and other devices In electric
lights. Another feature, which is now
being worked out by ingenious minds,
is the illumination of Independence
Square, just back of the State House.
where the Declaration of Independence
was signed and where the famous Lib
erty Bell rests. In this sauare there
are many large and beautiful trees.
The desire la to All each one of them
with varl-colored Incandescent electric
lights. When illuminated at night the
scene would be irrand and would almost
equal the Court of Honor on Broad
street. As the display would be his
toric ground it would certainly prove
an attraction, not only to the thou
sands of visitors, but to the residents
of the city as well.
Independence Hall and Parnentera
Hall will be open day and nlsht and
they are sure to be shrines to which
most of the visitors will wend their
way. AH know what took place In In
dependence HalL In Carpenter's Hall,
the Continental Congress met, before
It gathered In the SUate House, and in
that place Washington appeared an n
delegate from Virginia. The old build-
ng looks now as it did In 1776. but of
course tne surroundings have changed,
as they have around the-State House.
The headquarters of the G. A. R. Gen
eral Committee are also on historical
ground, lying as thev do. between tho
old State House and the hall of fhe
Philosophical Society, of which Hen in.
min Franklin waa, for many-years, the
There are manv other nointa of Mo
toric Interest also to which those fond
of the great events of their country
may hie and with the scenm on tha
streets and the presence of the veter
ans of '61, they may pass a week, which
win iiv lorever in memory.
rxaataa so aaa, imnus as fMtl
I waa a sufferer from female weak
Evarr month regularly aa tns
manses game, I suffered dreadful pains
in atoms, ovanse
were affected aad
I had my children
very fast and It
left me very weak.
A year ago I vaa
taken with flood
ing and almost
died. The doctor even gave ma up
wonders how I ever lived.
"I wrote for Mrs. Pinkham's adviee
at Lynn, Mass., and took ber medicine
and began to get well. I took several
bottles of the Compound and used tha
Sanative Wash, and can truly say that
am cared. Yon would hardly know
me. I am feeling and looking so well.
T.vrfim. v. Pinlcham'a Vegetable Com
pound made me what i am. ataa.
J. F. OTBKTCH, 401 UCCBAITIO OX.
Cf"", N. J.
How Mrs. Brawn Was Halpad.
I must tell vou that Lydla E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound has dona
more for ma than any doctor.
"I waa troubled "with irregular
menstruation. Last summer I began
the nse of your Vegetable Compound,
and after takintr two bottles, I have
been regular every month stnoe. I
recommend your medicine to all."
Mna. Maooie A. Baowir, Wist n
Pleasabt, N. J.
Amerlcaa Horses In London
Few of the million passengers oi
more who make their dally lournev ir
a London bus or street car know that
the horses which draw them are neurit
always American or Canadian. Great
uruain, tne -norsiest" country In th
world, buys more than 20.000 honu
from tbe United States every vear
Nearly all of these are heavy draught
horses. The truth Is, since tbe coach-
In era came to an end. the RHtt.fi
farmffrhasTiei;iecled the harness hpra
In favor of the hunter, and stin prefers
to rear "something that can gallop and
SIM a Pnotograpied at Midday.
The fact that bright stars can hn aees
with a telescope at high noon anm.
tlmea astonishes curious visitors to as I present
rtAM'S HORN BLASTS.
fTaralag Nates Calling the Wicked to
OD does not heed
the prayer that
asks for what we
need to have
their harps In
hand this side of
The sermon tbe
devil likes best to
hear Is that;
preached for bis
Peter's fervor but leads to his faith
fulness. The softer tbe bed, the easier It is to
mother in It. i
It takes tbe rod as well as the staff
to comfort us.
A kind heart and a helping hand will
redeem a homely face. v
God's assay often finds gold where
we only looked for iron.
It Is always easier to die In a de
spised cause than to live for it
Many men are fit for heaven, but it
!a their own and not God's heaven.
Because you can do all things In
Christ there are many things you can
The sweet hour of prayer Is only pos
lible to those who live the life of
Even the soft tire of a bicycle will
cut a deep furrow In tbe heart when
It rides across God's law.
Yielding to inclination rather than
rtinilttlng ta llraltsttma,- aieunTa for
the narrowness of many lives.
Solomon said: "A living dog Is bet
ter than a dead lion." Of course, that
depends altogether on the quality of
True brotherhood la based not on a
xtmmoa parentage In the past, but on a
sommon Fatherhood of God in tha
Qsati-aas Batweea Foraaar aad
Coaaittoae la Kaaela.
Prinea Krarotkin. a Russian Bobta-
nan wboaa detestation of despotism
haa exiled blm from bis native land.
tells In the Atlantic this story, to show
a-hat tha abolition of serfdom meant
Vtr tha neasants:
One evening our village priest found
I middle-aged peasant Anton Bave--tafr.
rMillnff a book of nsalms. He
waa reading a psalm of which each
rerae began with the word "Rejoice.
"What are yon reading?" he waa
"Well, father. I will tell you,'
hia renlv. "Fourteen years ago tha
ld prince came here. It was la the
Winter. I had Just returned home, al
most frozen. A snow-storm waa rag-
ma. I had lust begun undressing.
when wa heard a knock at the win
low; it was tbe elder, who waa about-
" "Go to the prince; he wants yon.
"Wa all my wife and our children
arera thunderstruck. What may be
want from yout my wife began to
y. I signed myself with tha cross
and went; the snow-storm waa blind
ing me ai I crossed tbe bridge.
Well It ended all right The old
prince waa taking his afternoon sleep.
and wben he woke np he asked me if I
knew plastering work, and only told
me: oome to-morrow to repair uc
plaster In that room.' So I went home
aulte happy, and when I came to that
bridge I found my wife standing there.
She had stood there all the time, with
tbe baby in her arms. In the snow
storm, waiting for me.
What has happened. SavellchT"
Well,' I said, no harm; ha only
asked me to make some repairs.'
"That was, father, under the old
prince. And now, tbe young prlnc
came here tbe other day. I went tc
see him. and found him In tbe garden,
at the tea-table. In the shadow of the
house; yon. father, eat with him, and
the elder of the canton, with his
mayor's chain upon his breast 'Will
you have tea, Savelich? he asks me
take a choir.' 'Peter Grlgorleff,' be
says that to the old one, 'give us one
And refer Grlgorleff you know
what a terror for us be was wben be
was tbe manager of tbe old prince-
brought tbe chair, and we all sat round
tbe tea-table, talking, and he poured
out tea for all of us. Well, now, father,
the evening Is so beautiful, the balm
comes from the prairies, and I sit and
read, 'Rejoice! Rejoice!" "
"You see, madam, Ivory Soap is really the most
economical. The cake is so large that it easily divides
into two cakes of the ordinary size. There is twice as
much soap as you get in the usual cake of toilet soap.
Then it is very economical in use, for although it lathers
quickly, it is always firm and hard, even in hot water.
As it floats, you can not lose it or leave it to waste in the
bowl. We sell it to all of our best trade for general use."
FOUR WOUNDS BY ONE BULLET.
observatory. Even more surprising I
tbe fact that stars can be Dhotoeranh.
ed In broad day. The Draper nhoto-
graphlng telescope, belonging to tbe
Harvard observatory, has pictured thi
dog star, Slrius, at midday, and It hat
been suggested that the photographing
Of bright stars crossing the meridian
in daylight may prove to be a source
of Increased knowledge for astronomers.
The sign of the true church win be
the same as Jesus sent to John In proof
f his ministry, men are healed and the
poor hare the gospel.
Family of Dancing Masters.
Tbe D'Egvllles of London bavt
taught dancing since the - days of
George III. The present survivor de
clares that dancing among the upper
clases has degenerated Into a vulgar
romp. His principal work now is
teaching young women how to walk,
aow to enter a room and to coach them
'or presentation at court
A suspicious nature suspects other
people of being suspicious.
Pleasure Is like a cordial; a little of it
is not injurious, but too much de
w"e never did; but we have
seen tbe clothing at this time
of the year so covered with
dandruff that it looked as if it
had been out in a regular enow
storm. No need of this snowstorm.
As the summer sun would
melt tbe falling snow so will
Could Lick Htm.
One dsy Tommy accompanied hli
mother on a shopping expedition, and
seeing a Urge candy man standing In
a confectioner's window he paused Is
front of It with a wistful look, then,
turning away regretfully, be said
"Mamma. I could lick that fellow with
both bands tied behind me."
Oat of Braatm.
"Where la your papa, 1(011101" asked
a mother of her little daughter. "He'i
ont on the back porch." waa the reply.
"What's he doing there?" queried the
mother. "Hi bicycle's all out of bream
and he's putting some mors In," aa
a wared tha small observer.
melt these flakes of dandruff In
the scs'.D. It r.oes further than
ulis: it prevents tiieir formation.
It !:J t:.'.i ether properties:
It will restore color to gray hair
in just ten rimes out af every
And it does even more: it
feeds anJ nourishes tbe roots
of the hair. Ti'in hair becomes
thick hair; s-'-crt hair be
r mes long
' TPe have a book on tbe Hair
and Scalp. It Is yours, for tbe
R To Ml aMata all th temtta
roa avectea tna tka
writ b rfoelor ahoat 11
tker Is soma AISMaltr with van sa
eral iritii wbleb mT M sasilr n
DR. S. C All
UNCLE SAM'S HOT WATER PLANT
Profit Made Every Tear from Arkan
sas Hot Springs Reservation.
By an act of Congress, passed in
April, 1832. wben Arkansas was still a
territory, tbe Hot Springs, with four
sections of land, were set aside for the
future disposal of the United States.
By the act of March, 1877, the appoint
ment of commissioners waa authorized
to lay out Into town lots and streets
certain tracts of land in Garland Coun
ty, a part of the Hot Springs reserva
tion. The levying of a special tax on
water taken from tbe hot springs was
authorised, the money arising from wa
ter rents to be used In Improvement of
the reservation. By the act of June,
1880, those divisions of tbe Hot Springs
reservation known as North Mountain,
West Mountain, and Sugar Loaf Moun
tain were dedicated to public use as
parks on a permanent reservation, ag
gregating 000 acres.
The hot water Issues from the base
tnd side of tbe Hot Springs mountain,
and tbe actual quantity is not known;
that which Is under control and being
used to supply the bathhouses amounts
Co about 000,000 gallons dally, and the
amount collected and passed through
the Impounding reservoir about 350,000,
making a total quantity of hot water
under control of about 050,000 gallons
daily. The hot springs are not under
government control, but are directly
managed by the United States govern
ment which has an Investment In them
In excess of $900,000. As shown by tbe
last published treasury report the to
tal receipts from bathhouses and hot
water rent at the hot springs for the
Bscal year ended July 1, 1898, waa
118,171. The disbursements by the su
perintendent for salaries, fuel, lights,
and water (cold) were $12,388. This
represented a profit to the United
States of $6,000.
A large number of tbe patrons of the
hot springs are Indigent persons, who.
unable to pay tbe ordinary hotel
charges or to avail themselves of tbe
paid bathing opportunities, are sup
piled free. There Is, moreover, a free
ilspensary under direction of a United
States army surgeon. Tbe total num
ber of patrons is about 5,000 a day,
though the facilities of tbe hot springs
allow, as at present arranged, for
3,000. The resident population of Hot
Springs Is about 8,000, and the average
number of persons hi town patronizing
the seventy hot-water springs is about
It Is supposed popularly that many
of the "outside ventures" of Uncle Sam
are unprofitable, but tbe fact Is that
be makea a considerable profit on some
of tbem, $170,000 a year on tbe patent
office, $3,000,000 from tbe operations of
the mint and a considerable sum from
Xhe sale and leases of public lands.
One-Cent Csrrare In Italy.
Electric power has been Introduced
on all tbe street railway lines In Milan,
Italy, and the directors, have tried tht
experiment of reducing the fare from
tha equivalent af 2 cants to 1 daring
the rush boors 7 to 9 a. m. The effect
was a gain of 60 per cent over prerfoui
receipts for that period of time, three
passengers being carried at I cent foi
every one carried at 2 cents. The b
narration will be mads permanent
The Ameer of Afghanistan has been
ordered by his doctors to take exercise,
and he has probably discovered tbe
easiest way of taking It that was evei
thought of. Tbe Ameer Is getting fat.
and has been suffering from indiges
tion, and that is why be has got to take
He has ordered from a famous car
riage-maklng firm of Oxford street a
peculiar vehicle, for exercising pur
poses. The carriage has a light body
and Is propelled by an arrangement of
bicycle wheels from the rear. Twt
stalwart Afghans sit on saddles ovei
these wheels and pedal with all theii
might to drive tbe fat king over tbt
terrible roads of Afghanistan. When
the Ameer feels Inclined to take exer
cise a little more violent than nierelj
sitting down In the carriage, he doe
so by pushing two pedals arranged It
front of him. In this way he can add
about half a small boy's power to tht
efforts of the stalwart Afghans pedal
ing away behind blm. The carriage H
a handsome one, and the body Is pnt-4
terned like an old English Georgian
phaeton. It Is fitted with silk cusb
Ions, rather luxuriously.
Besides the carriage for his persona'
use, tbe Ameer bas bad anotbet bulli
for the use of members of his harem.
The carriages have cost $1,000 each,
and are capable of maintaining a speed
of twelve miles an hour. London Mall.
Do Your Fast Ache and Burn?
Shake into your shoes Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder for the feet. It makea
Tight or new Shoes feel Easy. Cures
Corns. Bunion. Swollen, Hot Callous,
Aching and Sweating Feet Sold by
all Druggists. Grocers and Shoe Stores.
t5c. Sample sent FREE. Address Al
len S. Olmstead. Le Roy, N. Y.
It will be observed that those per
sons who obstinately refuse to change
their minds are usually In the wrong
Btair la Blaag Deesjb
Clean blood means a clean akin. No
beauty without it Cases rets. Candy Cathar
tic ciean your Diooa ana keen it clean, by
stirring op the laay liver and driving all im
purities from the body. Begin to-day to
uauioii uiiuiiius, min, oioicnes, Diacfcneada,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cascarets, beauty for ten centa. All drur
erivata Lane's Emparlance la the Bat-
via of kaa Jnaa.
Private JuHan Lane, of the Thir
teenth Infantry, which participated In
the heavy fighting at Santiago, has
been spending a few days In this city
on sick leave visiting relatives, says
the New Orleans Times-Democrat
Lane was wounded four times la tbe
engagement of July 1 and the surpris
ing part of It Is that all four wounds
were received at the same time from
the same bullet
'We were driving the Spaniards from
the last trenches on tbe hilltops over
looking tbe city," he said, in telling
tbe story, "and tbe nature of tbe
ground made It Impossible to charge
In anything - like formation. So we
went at it In rushes by handfuls, tak
ing cover between times as best we
could. I bad dropped behind a palm
tree In one of tbe pauses and was lying
on my left side, with my right leg bent
at tbe knee and drawn up. I was Jut
reaching for a cartridge, when along
came a Mauser ball and passed through
my band, between the thumb and in
dex finger, without breaking any bones
Keeping on it made a flesh wound oc
my right hip. went through my call
and took off the end of my third toe.
making as clean a hole In tbe sole ol
my brogan as if It had been drilled
with an auger.
felt a sudden shock," continued
Lane, "as if I had received a charge
from an electric battery, but no par
ticular pain at ltast not then, m fact,
It took me some time to Inventory my
wounds, and I didn't know I had lost
a piece of toe until I took off my shoe
and found It full of blood. I tried tc
get up, but the contraction of the mus
cles was too severe and I had to lit
still. One of the boys tied me up with
a bandage from my 'first-aid package'
and I crawled under cover and la;
there for eight hours before the doctot
got a chance to examine me. I suffer
ed a good deal, but I got the best at
tention there was to be had and wai
treated with the utmost kindness. At
you may see by the scar on my right
band, the Mauser makes a very small
wound and I bled hardly at all except
for the wound on my toe. One of my
comrades waa shot clean through the
cheat and waa out In five days. Tbe
only really ugly wounds that were
made were when the bullet had hit
something else first and came side-on.
In such cases they tore a man all to
An Engl ah t oMiler.
The New Voice telln of the piod work
ccompllsbed by John rounds an
English cobbler. Ills heart was iUled
with pity for the ragged children,
whom ministers and magistrates,
ladles and gentlemen were li-uvlng tc
run wild, and go to ruin In tin- streets.
He pondered over their situation until
he began gathering In the outcasts,
and trying to train them up in virtue
He taught them to read and write,
and with no thought of fame or recom
pensc, single-handed, curuliij,- his dull
bread meanwhile by toll at the cub
bier's bench, he saved live hundred
children, who became useful citizens.
He was sometimes sc.-n hunting
down a ragged urchin on the quays ot
Portsmouth, compelling him to attend
school, not by the pmver of a police
man, but by the temptation of n pota
to. He knew the love of an Irish bojr
for that delicacy, and was often seen
running beside an unwilling lad, hold
ing a hot potato tinder his nose the
boy's temper nearly as hot as the po
tato. It was this work, undertaken by a
man poor even to ras. that Inspired
the greater work of Thomas lluthrie,
founder of the Ragged Schools of Ed-uburgb.
We haven't any faults that the devil
uon t Keep account of.
Ta Cars Constipation
.Take Cascarets CundT Cathartic ISo
VCC.C fall to cure, drugslata refund i
The most Derfect frlendshlrm rppfyi tn
exist oeiween tnose or strong, but dif
ferent traits of character.
W. H. Griffin, Jackson, Michigan, writes t
Ba'rereti wltn ustarrn ror nrteen Tears,
Ball's Catarrh Uora eorsd me." Sold by Drug-
Reading, without reflection, and swal
lowing, without chewing, is what
brings on dyspepsia.
Mrs. Winslows Soothing Svrun for children
teething, soitens the gums, reducing inflamnta-
tion, sllsya pain, cures wind colic. ;
See where a road leads before you
take it, and to what an action leads
before you begin It
Do not anticipate trouble, nor worrv
aooui wnai may never nappen.
After nhvatetans had Ktven i
asved by Piao'a Cure. KALfn
amavort. Pa, Not. SS. lSta.
ne up, I was
lie wno always complains of the
clouds receives little of life's sunshine
ana deserves less.
Bnneata Yoar Bowels With
Canda Cathartic aora eonstlnatiaa farevar.
Gravity never yet made a man vi
but it bas no doubt hidden a great deal'
He-To-Baa for Stftr Centa,
Guaranteed tobacco habit sure. mira
atea strong, blood pum. sOctl. aildruccteaT
It requires more brain power to keen
a secret than It does to be a Justice of
A dog's pants may indicate w.m.
weather, but they don't
s'CsZT'fc.'.e-r- S 3 I
Tbe likeness of Franklin upon our
postage stamps Is taken from a bust
made of him by Cerrachl, and not by
the artist whose name usually flguroa
in poatomce reports. Cerrachl was a
Corslcan, and One of the party who
attempted to assassinate Napoleon
while on his way to the (beater one
evening s tbe time when Napoleon
waa plotting to be made Emperor. Cer
rachl waa guillotined. He had made
tha acquaintance of Franklin when tbe
latter was the American envoy to
France, and on Franklin's Invitation
had visited America, and here made
busts of many eminent men. New
Wben a woman sees a horse f,ri h.
fastening his nose In a bag In which
there Is feed, she wishes ..,
would invent n similar plan for feeding
boys; It would keep the tablecloth
clean. Ton can walk around any dining-room
table and pick out where the
boys ait by the spots.
Took Hia Advice.
Edna Why do you wear gloves while
learning to play poker?
Edith Because Jack told me never to
show my band.
Qulnn As long as pencils and jokea
are used woman can never hope to
De Fonte Are those the greatest ob
stacles? Qulnn Yes, they can't put a point to
"A Iter I was Indnecd to try C'AMt'A
BETS, 1 will never be without tbem In thr- houfift
air Urer was In s Terr bad sh&pe ami nif bead
acued and 1 bad stomach trouble. Now. bluet- tak
ing Casesrets. I feel tine. Mr wlfo bus aim uxjd
tbem witb beoencia,! reulls tor sour sloiuai-h."
J oh. Kuaumi, ixl Congress 8c. St. Louis. Mo.
Wanted Papa to Trr Hint.
"Papa," said little Minnie, "won1,
you please to pat that doggie for m,
and see If he will biter
HaJf the people In the world seem
o raise flowers, according to th i
on of the other half, for the sole pur
ioso of quarreling with their nelgh
lora oyer dogs and chickens th
nto their gardens.
Flta permansntlv cured. ?..
ness after first day's u. of iT.. L-iTl-fl Vr"T
Nerve Res-orer. 2 trial hoMi- ..i.L."- . "
u n u w.. . . , ..... uciik iree.
DR. R. H. lust, Ltd. Ml Arch
t., rails. Pa.
A wise man h-eons hi.
while the lawyer sells hia.
The best cross ror u iu nA .
sooner kill our selfishness.
ft ttl CATHARTIC
k vsaos mask aaoisnaco
Pleasant. I'alntable. I'oK-nt. Taste G-d. l)o
Qoud. Ncrer Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe, Mc. fe.ioc
... CUR( CONSTIPATION. ...
Sttftlas tmHj Cnsy. tkh . Mlrrai. .. r.rt. M
Vf?Tfr-P f f nn,a "'l aranteed hr al clrns-
Doesn't your hoy write well t Perhaps
he hasn't good ink.
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More uaed than any other. Don't cost
yea any more than poor ink. Ask for it.
Makes fl sh snd blood. Used in Icknr-w and
all run down conditions to funmh str-m;iT
and energy. It brings gooj health quickly.
It is a I fe saver. Wiite us for particulars.
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216 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia.
1016 ARCrtsfT. ?Ikl-rf-JSiVtS&
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Cleverness Is ft Cirtf f nr f .
-U-urnentallty . It I, tberaln' 3T
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"Pe free. Address
ssruag Bsaasay Co., Chloaas or Waw rock
an ;ho lea without making
sacrifice gets rid of thin VI. "
lse for no
CHAS. R0ESCH & SONS
Standard Brand Ham and Bacon
CITY DRESSED MEATS.
Abattoir Stock Yards, West Philadelphia
Packlai Hsasc-Kclriierat -W .1( SM N. 2as. Pblla.
Csstral Market, Atlaauc Clly. N. J.
FOR FIFTY YEARS
- MRS. WINSloW'3
naa been nued by million, of mutlu-n r r
their chlkln-n while rn-tliln: for oi-i-r urn
Year. It sonthm ti rhlM, wirti-iinii-
turns, allay all pain. euro wlnl colic mi
' the best remedy for diarrhoea.
Twenty. five Canta a Bottle.
II afflicted with
sore eyes, use
Thompson's Ey? Wafer
Quirt Belief Femak Pllli oVi 0
aaVlO I quick r.iifiidiii Si
aaass- Book testimonials aad 10dal t.i'
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'A HaMitiful nf n:. s. " .. --
" nouseful of Shame.
ep Tour Hoiiso Clean Witt.
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