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THE OLD AND "NEW
e eld times the oH.UmI 3ve atag
em huh an' loir:
Bat the new time air the brightest that
we ever bop to know I
The old time had tha ssashrnei bat
'twos all too Bright to lut!
As' we're facia' Of the fatar with
thaiikagivhr' fer the paatl
Tha old Ones the old timest I knew the
stars aus fcrtgat.
Am' tha raa cone tap the hillside with a
rosy round o light;
(Tha OsWrn was bloom in' round aa. bat
they Withered Jeat aa fast;
wit facto' the. future with
ttasnkagiria fer the paatl
The) oU rhaea the old timesl Bat ain't
Ike skfes as bine?
AM oa"t rhe dear aUra twinkle down the
Messed dreams to you?
.WY thaakfui fr the joj of aid the
jers ta sweet to last
W wa'za rads' af the fntnr with
thaakgirin' for the past!
' IrUnti Constitution. " j
Tt EX A. do you know what day it
"Tea, father; it Is Wednesday."
"Well, you know what to do?"
"Oh, yes; I forgot to salt the cattle.
Ill go right now and see to it. How
many are there In the upper pasture V
"Eight hundred head. Take all you
can carry maybe you would better
take Bess to pack it for you."
"AM right. I will, then. It la hard
work to carry so much."
The sturdy prairie girl went out from
" the sod cabin on the claim and started
for the great stretch of grass land that
reached from the ravine between the
bluffs to the farther sand creek. Barbed
wire fence surrounded It, and there
was a large couunwoml tree at the cot
iter by the gate. Inside were 800 cat
tle, and they had the run of a dozen
aotftloDs of good feeding. It was her
doty ta take to them the weekly salt
ration, and she had framed to meet the
herd with the best of courage, though
be was frightened at first. It seemed
so -terrible to see that great number of
lang-horned beasts come charging ovei
tbe plain at the top of their speed she
could not realize that they meant no
"CASTER AND FASTER IOI WIST."
barm and that they appreciated her
So she took I'.ess. the fat pony, a no
went canterin? across theplain with the
sack of salt balanced in front of her
on the pommel of her saddle. Up hill
and down, with the sun shining clear
from an unclouded sky, she rode, and
the trip was like joy in making her eyes
hine and her cheeks clow rosy red.
It was not always May for the little
sod house giri. At the sod schoolhouse
there were many annoying things and
the worst was the assravation of the
big girls on the hark scats. The most
aggravating perhaps was Anna Sev
ern, the daughter of the railroad con
tractor who was stayiug in the county
because her father's work held him
there for many months. Haughty in
her bear-tug and with the arrogance of
ber naturally aristocratic nature, she
made no secret of snubbing the prairie
girls who had never known a better
home than a sod cabin and were not
used to the delights that she had ex
perienced in tbe Eastern cities.
It was on Tuesday of the following
week that she had a spite against Lena.
The latter had made her lose ber place
In tbe spelling class and Anna resent
"Huh, nothing but a cattle girl," Bhe
muttered so loud that Lena cond hear
ber. "Herds tbe stock in summer and
foes to school winters. Who cares?'
Certainty Anna did care for all of ber
boasting. She was chagrined at her
failure while Lena bent lower over ber
desk and said nothing. She felt that
she bad lost a friend while she had
gamed a point in her class.
It continued during tha day this
feeling of antagonism, and wheo the
girls went home It was by different
paths, and the word went round the
little circle of schoolmates that there
bad been a quarrel between Lena and
It dkl not require a reprimand from
her father to Induce Lena to go out to
see to the cattle the next day. She took
Bess, loaded up the sack of salt and
at noon started for the big pasture.
"Strange they are not here," said
Lena., as she mounted the divide that
led over into the valley of the pasture
and no herd wag in sight.
"Can It have been a break in the
She was right In her surmise. There
had been a break. A party of campers
had come along the night before and
had cut the wires in order to drive in
aad water their horses. They then
weut on, as is the fashion, and the cat
tle found the opening. Out through It
they went and there was soon a spread
ing mass of horns and hairy backs
ever the plain. On and on they went,
and it was not long before, led by the
attractiveness of the grass, they came
to the valley beyond and were out of
sight of the pasture where they had
pent their summer. So it happened
that they were not found by the girl
with the salt bag.
But Lena went on and came to the
hills where she could see for miles over
"Tea, there is the herd?" she ex
claimed. "I can see the whole lot of
And she could. Bat she saw some
thing more than that. Far over tbe
plain was sauntering the familiar form
of her schoolmate, Anna. On her way
home from the railroad section where
her father was overseeing the men she
was taking her course directly in the
view of the cattle herd.
At tirst there neerued nothing remark
able in that, but suddenly something
happened that made a difference. On
her sboalders was a red. shawl that
was not noticeable while it was worn
partly under her long curls. But tbe
Insistent prairie wind took It In Its fin-
aad wound it around ftJ&i
nrarsa Qrww it far i uu
brpa4 aajj tt fee breeseT
.ft tatrttTk mi sad oa, aad ioH,
tWrnfag attar It, waa snly the
protntasnt Agar la the laadaqapa.
tt was when she overtook
tt wttli the ends waving furiously lu
tbe wind that she occupied the largei
portion of tbe view. Lena saw It aad
the cattle herd saw It, too.
First -eae or two heads war sifted,
tfaea snore, aad aooa there was a ItttM
sea of anxious faces ready for tbe bot-
alty and waiting to see what tbe lead
ers should decide to do. They seemed
to rest until one big waits steer started
on a trot for tbe front and was appar
ently eager to make a closer Investiga
"Look," cried Lena, from her station
of vantage; "look, they are stampeding
She was right. Tbe cattle were al
getting in motion and were beaded for
the defenseless girl, who was ores
across the valley. Anna herself seemed
unaware of ber danger and did not no
tice tbe oncoming herd which would
like an avalanche overtake ber.
But Lena did not wait. She realised
something though not all of tbe danget
in which tbe railroad man's daughtsei
was. For a moment there cams tha
thought. "Why should I beta her? DM
she help me?"
The answer was not far to seek.
Lena had been Injured and snubbed by
the stranger; she owed nothing to her
on tbat account. But there came some
thinganother feeling overcoming the
first, and with a sharp blow of ber
spurs that sent tbe pony forward with
the greatest speed Bess had ever shown
he was off!
Down tbe long slope, across tbe level
plain below, through tbe tall slough
grass and the sunflowers, then ont on
tbe level buffalo-grassed prairie sh
Could she make it In time? Tha
chances were against it. She tbought
she could ride to Anna and then help
her to the saddle and get out of the.
way before the herd waa upon them.
but tbat plan was becoming ont of til
question. She simply could not with
all her sharp plunges of the spar make
the patient Bess go any faster. What
could she do?
Suddenly like an inspiration then
came to ber a new thought. As aba
galloped on she determined to put It
m operation. Reaching down to the
cord that tied tbe sack of salt bobbing
before ber on tbe saddle ahe found tbat
It was all right. Then she turned Bess
and steered straight across the plain In
front of the oncoming herd. To her
right she could see the frightened girl
enemy; to ber left was the rushing tide
of horns snd hoofs that meant death if
there was not a change In their path,
for Texas cattle are no respecters of
Nearer snd nearer they came togeth
er, and Anna stood waiting the out
come with the quietness of great fear.
She held, out ber arms to Lena, but
there was no time for an answer Lena
could not reach her and must utilize
every possible opportunity for success
in ber desperate undertaking..
Then, as she came near the herd, and
just as she began a dasb in front of the
now excited and desperate cattle, she
pulled tbe string holding the sack
mouth closed, and there trailed behind
her a thin stream of whiteness that
sifted in a long shower upon the short
It flowed like a veil and made a
broad though rather faint mark on the
Faster and faster she went, and Just
as tbe leaders of the herd came to tbe
stretch of white she rushed away be
yond their reach, the empty sack flap
ping at her saddlebow.
But what of Anna? She stood as one
petrified with fear, watching tbe on
coming flood that was to engulf ber
and which meant instant death if she
She saw the dash of Lena far away
and felt tbat her schoolmate had de
serted her. Nor could she blame ber
much after what bad happened.
But wonder of wonders! What was
the herd doing? The first line of steers
went unchecked, but the second had
lowered beads, the third tried to stop
and couldn't, the fourth did stop and
licked the ground; then tbe bustling
crowd behind forgot its eagerness to
get ahead, and such a pushing, booking
and plunging as there was to reach the
Lena turned ber horse when the dan
ger was past and rode np to Anna.
"Get up here beside me," she Invited,
and I will take yon to a place where
It is safe. Never cross a prairie on
foot cattle have ho respect for people
on foot. Ther like and fear a horse."
Then she looked down at tbe gir
standing on the ground. Anna was
"You were too good to me," the latter
was sobbing; "I didn't deserve It."
But Lena only reached down her
hand and lifted the other to her side.
Bess carried them over the prairie rap
Idly, and after a while the tears -were
Lena looked down Into the eye lifted
to hers snd In an Instant their Hps met
Tbe school children wondered the
next day to see the sod house girl and
the railroad contractor's daughter with
arms around each other, the best of
friends. They dM not understand the
reason for the change nor the spirit
tbat had transformed both their hearts
but Lena and Anna did. Chicago
An Excellent MedJolne.
One of the best features of a sea bath
Is the salt water Inadvertently swal
lowed by bathers. It Is a wonderful
tonic for the liver, stomach and kid
neys. In many cases it will cure bil
iousness when all drug preparations
have failed. It is peculiarly effective
In ordinary cases of Indigestion, disor
dered stomach and insomnia, and has
been known to produce excellent re
sults in many cases of dyspepsia. Clean
sea water, such ss Is to be bad at any
of our numerous fashionable seaside
resorts, Is full of tonic and sedative
properties. It won't hurt anybody. In
deed, two or three big swallows of it
would be of positive benefit to nine
bathers out of ten. It is not of course,
a palatable or tempting dose to take,
but neither Is quinine or calomel. Tou
seldom, If ever, see an old sailor who
Is bilious or dyspeptic, or a victim to
insomnia, and why? For the reason
that an ocean of good medicine spreads
all about his sky, and he doses himself
copiously with It whenever bis mechan
ism becomes tbe least bit deranged.
Readinesa in criticism often marks ig- !
uui tint-c u& i lie laan.
Any coward can fight with the migh
ty, but it takes a strong man to aid
with tbe weak.
Let us lay hold of the happiness of
to-day. Do we not go through life
blindly, thinking that some fair to
morrow will bring us the gift we miss
to-day? Know thou, my heart, if thou
are not happy to-day, thou Shalt never
FOE LITTLE FOLKS.
COLUMN OF PARTICULAR IN-
TEREST TO THEM.
kaitkiig that Will Interest tha Jn
vaalla Kesnbsr of Kverr UoiMkola
-Quaint AcMoms aad Bright Bajrlnga
of Tf--F Cut auad Canning Child ran.
Bert Wallace has a whole row of col
jred glass tumblers which he baa made
himself. He 'didn't blow them, nor
mold them, according to the '' best
known methods of glassmaklng h
limply cut them down from old bottles.
And they make very useful and ser
viceable tumblers, too. '
Bert didn't own a d amond glass
?oint nor a steel glass wheel and so be
rat the bottles with a clay pipe stem.
Seems odd, doesn't it But any boy
who wants to cnt glass and where is
the boy who doesn't? can do It with
out the least difficulty.
Bert learned that if a piece of glass
3r a bottle contains ever so small a
crack It can be cnt Into any desired
CTJT nWO OLASS WITH SHB4SS,
shape by leading the crack along with
tome redbot object, snob as a heated
clay pipe stem or a bit of hot wire.
Having this knowledge, Bert readily
applied it He started a crack In
green mineral water bottle by heatlnj
It In the blaze of a gas Jet and then
dropping a little water on tbe heated
pot Sometimes tbe heating alone will
form the crack. When the cold water
touches the hot glass a little star is usu
ally formed, with many cracks reach
ing out from It This star, is formed
at some distance away from the place
where the real cutting Is to be done,
For instance, If Bert 1 making a tum
bler from tbe bottom of an old bottK
be starts the crack near the shoulder at
the too. Then he pastes a strip of pa
per or snaps a rubber band around th
bottle to show exactly where be wisnei
to cut it off. Then he beats the end of
the pipe stem In a gas or coal flame un
til It is very hot Carefully he presses
jhe end against the glass near one of
CTTTTIIfO WITH A PIPE STEM.
the cracks, as shown in tbe picture. At
once tbe crack leaps out and follows
and Bert leads It around as much as
lie wishes. When the stem cools off be
heats it up again.
When the bottle is cut off to tnmbler
size tbe rough edges are smoothed
down with a fine file or a grindstone
and Bert has a fine new tumbler.
Besides this, a bottle may be cut into
all manner, of odd shapes spirals,
bracelets and lenses with the pipe
stem. Any boy can become expert at
It wltb very little practice. A pane of
glass may be cut In a similar way.
There is another and older method
of cutting a bottle In two with a string
which may be tried when a pipe stem is
hot at band. Hunters and backwoods
men often use it with great success, al
though It is not as sure and practical
as the pipe-stem method.
Two boys are necessary to do the
work. Take a very stout piece of hand
CTJTTnrO WITH A STRING.
woven string and give It a single turn
around the bottle. Each boy should
take bold of the string with one band
and the bottle with the other. See-saw
the string rapidly back and forth, be
ing careful that it rubs tbe glass al
ways in one place. Continue this until
the friction of the string has made the
glass hot where it has rubbed and then
plunge the bottle suddenly into a pall
of cold water. The glass will instantly
crack where the string has rubbed It
Probably not many boys know that
glass can be cnt with a pair of shears.
and that almost as easily as if It wer
pasteboard. It seems almost unbeliev
able at first, but any boy can readily
prove its troth by trying It Provide a
large pall or tub of water. Hold th
pane of glass under the water with one
hand and cut It with the shears held
In the other hand. Tbe pressure of tha
water prevents the glass from crack
ing. It Is not possible to cut straight
through a piece of glass, as you would
through a piece of paper. It must be
trimmed around the edges, where the
glass will crumble off easily and rapid
ly. You can thus cut a squsre pane of
glass to lit a round or oval frame, or
you can trim down a large piece of
glass to lit a smaller frame. It Is a
simple method, but it wil often be
found very useful. Try it
A Bit of Advice.
Children dearr when you hear
Dropping rain upon the pane,
Jnat be happy, never fear;
Sunshine always follows rain.
Children sweet when your feet
Make the grown-up people fret
At tbe noise of girls and boys.
Tell them you'U be sober yet
Children pray, when the day
Does not go quite right st school.
Think of this, that perfect bliss
Comes of minding every rule.
A Spanking; Team.
"How's tbat for a spanking teamr
asked Tommy Brown of Johnny Jones,
as the mothers of the two boys wart
seen coming np the street together,
"Can't be beat in allpper-y weather,"
said Johnny Jones to Tommy Brcnrrn.
lavs 7or gotten.
ersjsnjTilng tha proof
of her little 4-yesr-ald daughter's phe-1
tograph. "Why didn't yoa smile, Nel
lie?" khe asked. "I Old smile, mai
ma." replied Nrill. "but I 'spect the
man was busyan' forgot to pat It In.
Kindness to Dollle.
"Whv. Edie." sad a mother to her
Utile daughter, "what have you done
to your dolMe'a eyes" "I looked 'em
out" replied Edie, "o she couldn't see
that she had to sleep in a dark room."
LABOR STRIKES OF HISTORY.
Karl? Kgrptiaa Laborer Were th
First to Inaugurate Then.
It Is often asserted that tbe labor
strike as such does not date back fur
ther than Capt Boycott In the early
part of the century. As a matter of
fact tbe earliest strike dates back to
about 1450 B. C, or upward of thirty
three centuries ago. Pharaoh was
building a new temple of Thebes. Tbe
masons received very little cash, but a
quantity of provisions, wblcb the con
tractors thought sufficient was banded
to them on - the first of each montb.
Sufficient or not they mostly ate it be
fore the time had elapsed. On one oc
casion many of them bad nothing left
quite early in tbe month, so they
marched to the contractor's bouse, be
fore wblcb they squatted and refused
to budge until Justice waa done. The
contractor persuaded them to lay their
distress before Pbaraoh, who was
about to visit the works, and he gave
them a handsome supply of corn, and
so all went well for that month.
But the same state of things recurred
by the middle of the next and for some
days the men struck work. Various
conferences took place, but the men
declined to do a stroke until they were
given another supply of food. They
declared tbe clerks cheated them, used
false weights and so forth, familiar
enough complaints In this country un
der tbe truck system. The contractor
not complying with' their demands,
they marched to tbe governor of tbe
city to lay their grievances before him.
and he tried to get them to return to
work by smooth words, but that waa
no use and they insisted on bavin
food. At last, to get rid of them, he
drew up an order for corn on the public
granary and the strike was at an end.
School for Paris Cabbies.
There are coachmen and coachmen.
the newest type being the conductor of
tbe automatic car. Tbe city of Paris
secures bis proper training at Auber-
vllller, where the Coinpagnie General
des Voltures has Its school. A circular
track of 700 meters In extent serves as
tbe training ground. It is what the
French call accidente In one place flat
and macadamized, elsewhere gently
sloping upward, or falling In abrupt
descent; here paved with wood, and
there with stones, while a little further
on the road Is "up," and sand heaps.
loose bricks and broken glass threaten
the tyro and tbe tire. Tbe wayfarers
who are dotted along tbe route must be
humored and not druv." Fortunately,
they are not flesh and blood. They are
merely metal dummies propped up by
a stick from behind and ready to fall
at a touch. Each figure presents the
familiar personalities of the Paris
streets bourgeois, soldiers, scorchers.
Tommy playing marbles, and the cur
that goes for every wheel. There also
sre nurse, baby and go-cart Tbe cast-
iron baby shows complete Indifference,
which also is true to life. Tbe track of
Aubervllliers Is nothing If not realistic.
Pall Mall Gazette.
Barrister and Solicitor.
Lawyers in England are divided Into
two great classes counsellors or bar
risters, and attorneys or solicitors. Tbe
counsellors or barristers, as these terms
Imply, confine themselves to tbe actual
trial and argument of cases In open
court, snd to consultations with attor
neys or solicitors who represent the
clients. It is contrary to professional
etiquette for a barrister to confer or
consult directly with bis client The
attorneys, or solicitors, as they are all
now styled, see the client take his
statement, gather the facts, and put It
all down in writing In what is called
"the brief." The brief Is then banded
by the solicitor to tbe barrister, with
his retaining fee, and thereupon tbe
barrister and solicitor confer; the bar
rister gives his advice and opinion, and
If tbe case goes to trial he does all the
work In court, such as examining and
cross-examining witnesses, and argu
ing or summing np the case before the
court or Jury. The solicitor does not
speak in court at alL
On the Wane.
Horse racing in Russia Is on the
wane now that the reindeer has been
Introduced aa tbe rival of the horse.
The reindeer Is among the swiftest -of
quadrupeds, and can outstrip the
swiftest of horses. It Is estimated that
he could give the fleetest Derby win
ner a start of half a mile and beat him
easily over the Derby race track.
A Valuabla Book.
"Now, here la a book!" exclaimed the
seedy man, aa he dashed into the bank
er's private office.
"Don't want no books!" grunted tbe
"But this Is one yon csn't help being
"Haven't time to read books, and
"But I am sure you will take this
book," persisted tbe seedy man.
"Look here, air, dotcn Intend to
leave this room, or must I "
"Don't need to call tbe Janitor; 111
go. This Is your book, though."
"Yes, your pocketbook. I found It In
the ban." Then he vaniahed.
Mark Twain at the Telephone.
There Is a story told of Mark Twain
by a gentleman who lived near his resi
dence at Hartford. One day Mark an
swered the telephone, and after halloa
ing for some time without an answer.
be used some language not generally
seen In print but which .was certainly
picturesque. While thus engaged he
heard an answer In astonished tones,
snd recognized tbe voice of an eminent
divine whom he knew very well. "Is
thst yon, doctor?" questioned Mark.
"I didn't bear what yon said. My but
ler bas been at the telephone, and
said be couldn't understand yon."
A Kaurga PnlnUng.
The largest painting In the world, ex
clusive of panoramas and cydoramas.
Is In tbe grand salon of tbe Doge's
Palsce, at Venice. This painting if
M feet wide by 34 feet high. .
Some people probably agree with you
because it bores them less than your ar
Waiting fer something to turn up la
ene of she greatest obstacles to success.
Troublea'aAd thuBdef clouds usually
seem very black la the ouRaaee, but
grow lighter as
keep forever taking harsh cathartics, as salts,
laxative mineral waters, and unknown mix
tures. The way to cure constipation, bilious
ness, sick headache, dyspepsia, and other liver
troubles is to take laxative doses of the best
liver pill you can buy, and that's Ayer's.
Ayer's Pills will never
Abuse Your Liver.
They are laxative pills, purely vegetable;
they act gently and promptly on the liver, pro
ducing a natural, daily movement.
.25 cents a box. AU druggists.
" "For ten years I suffered terribly with stomach trouble. I never
co aid retain all my food and had many hard hemorrhages from the
stomach. I then began taking Ayer's Pills. They promptly cured
me, and I feel extremely grateful to you.".- John Good, Pro-
prietor Washington House, waswngion, ia, marcn
Deeo Ball in Biblical Times.
member of the Canton Theological
School, who Is Interested In the great
national game, has written a thesis on
"base ball among tbe ancients," From
(this are gleaned the following interest
ing points which help to estaousn nis
The devil was the first coacher he
coached Sve when she stole first
(Adam stole second.
When Isaac net Rebecca at tbe well
she was walking with a pitcher.
' Samson struck out a great many
(times whan be beat the Philistines.
' Moses made his first run when he
Islew the Egyptian.
Cain made a base hit when be killed
Abraham made a sacrifice.
The prodigal son made a home run.
David was a great long-distance
Moses shut out tbe Egyptians at the
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In an article in the Iloinlietic Review
Joseph Parker draws the line sharply
between the preacher snd tbe essayist
who reads his pulpit address. Accord
ing to the London clergyman tbe effec
tive preacher la not tbe one who deliv
ers a set oration. Tbe reader stands
tt a distance from bis bearers, while
the preacher appeals to them personal
ly. Mr. Parker considers Beecher.
Spurgeon and Moody the three best
preachers be has beard, ranking them
In that order. Beecher used tbe fewest
possible notes, which would be unintel
ligible to any one else and gave no
hint of tbe store of eloquence wblcb
they would suggest to him. Spurgeon
wrote down catch words and a few be
ginnings of sentences. Both Beecher
and Spurgeon trusted almost entire!)
to the Inspiration of the moment to se
cure fit words In which to clothe theit
thoughts. Either could expand a slight
Ides Into an indefinite number of
charming words, while either was also
a master of short and pregnant sen
tences, some of Beecher"! aphorisms
being among tbe best In any literature.
Moody used no notes at alL "Can any
one imagine Moody standing up In the
pulpit, taking out a sheaf of paper, put
ting on bis spectacles, holding down bis
bead, and reading a sermon?" Instead,
be spoke extemporaneously and pas
sionately, appealing to "sinful human
It Is well known that Mrs. Emmons
Blaine has made munificent provisions
for establishing the Chicago Institute,
with tbe twofold object of providing
Ideal educational conditions from kin
dergarten to college and offering to
teacher the best advantages for pro
fessional training. One feature of the
enterprise which Is not often mention
ed la of much Importance. After tbe
staff of Instruction was appointed, the
twenty-six men and women who com
prise tbe staff were placed under sal
aries and were allowed a year for ma
turing their own qualifications before
being called to their respective chair.
Most of them are now pursuing special
todies at universities, or are traveling
on tours of observation in the rich Old
World. This faculty elect 1 composed
of persons already well educated.
Many of them have already proved
their fitness for the work for which
they now seek fresh preparation. Such
a fact emphasises the modern urgency
for higher educational standards. The
teacher must ever be a learner. The
same impulse reaches downward to tbe
preparatory school. The condition of
admission to the best colleges are not
growing easier. And for those who
seek a real education the regular course
leads to a real "commencement ;" be
cause the bachelor's degree marks the
first step, the lowest round on the lad
der of that higher learning which la to
be the Joyous pursuit and passion of a
lifetime. Postgraduate studies are also
growing la fashion, because every pro
fession, like that of the Instructor, de
mand a superior equipment, with
broader and deeper grounding. In all
departments of skilled labor In art
and artisan -work, In business manage
ment and the conduct of human affairs
along every line there 1 the same de
mand for higher standard, as If civil
laatlon -were trying to threw off tbe
curse of bad work. As the late James
T. Fields once remarked: "There Is ev
erywhere a demand for what is1 first
class. Nobody wants 'a pretty good
l carious uss can be made of the
poatofllce express service, a few
months ago a young woman,' having
lost her way In London, applied at the
Swiss cottage postofflce, and was safe
ly conducted, for the sum of three
pence, by a special messenger to Hemp
stead, where a receipt for her was duly
Latest Use for Glass.
The latest use for glass Is Instead of
gold ss a material for stopping decay
ing teeth. It answers splendidly, and
tfar less conspicuous than tbe yellow
etaL' Of course. It is not ordinarv
glass, but Is prepared by some new pat
ented process which renders It soft and
A Weston pest says be has succeed
ed in reducing tha east of living to a
nominal sum, bat his gristsat exaVrulty
U in securing the
Tou can usually ten a man's
Twelve Men Charge Six Hsnadred.
A medal of honor the highest coum
Dllment - which can be given to i
American soldier has been recom-j
mended for presentation to each of the)
ten surviving members of a band of
twelve scouts who performed a brave
feat near Ban Miguel de Mayume Ori,
,n the Philippines, on May 13, 1809.
These scouts were under the lead of
William H. Young, a civilian who bad
been a famous scout on the Western
plains In America, and whom General
Lawtoa made his chief of scouts In the
San Y si tiro campaign.
On tbe day mentioned General Law
ton was advancing on San MlgueL A
small body of Oregon volunteers came
suddenly upon tbe enemy, drawn up In
au advantageous position In front of
San Miguel, the right flank resting on a
stream, tbe left on an elevation made
secure by a dense thicket
It was afterward ascertained tbat the
Filipino force In this position number
ed about six hundred men.
Without waiting for the re-enforcing
battalion to support them, or to be In
a position to oo so, tnis squaa or ten
scouts, led by Mr. Toung and by Pri
vate James Harrington of the Oregon,
an old frontiersman twelve men In all
charged the enemy's line, about on
hundred and fifty yards distant
Tbe line fired, then wavered, and
then completely gave way, to be fol
lowed up by the re-enforcing battalion.
and driven from the city and environs
of San Miguel, a place of great Import
ance. Young and Harrington, while shout
Ing and cheering and leading the men
up, were ahot and killed.
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Pleases all the family. Four flavors:
Lemon. Orange, Raspberry and Strawberry,
at your grocars. 10 ets.
No one baa any right to suppose that
he will do better by and by. unless he
is prompt to seize upon means and plans
ror aoing better. Better living and bol
ter Bervlce do not come bv eliaaee:
they are the result of thoughtful and
earnest enort. we grow aa we go.
T Car a Cold la Om Day.
Take Laxitivs Baoao Qdiminb Tablsts.
druKKlt refund U m-.ny It It huu io cure
w . Uaovs 8 alsaatura to on aaca box. zau
There ia ao much learning jn the vt orld
that good old-faahioned common sense
looks like nonsense. -
Rev. H. P. Carson. Scotland, Dak, UT
"T wo bottle, of HaU'a Catarrh dare complete.
If cared my little girt." Sold by DruggitU. Ha
Each of you possess a special fitneas
for your own special work, and no one
in the universe can take your place, or
do the work allotted to you.
A dyspeptic Is never on good terms
with himself. Something la always
wrong. Get it right by chewing Bee
man's Pepsin Gum.
Home Is 4 he sphere cf harmony and
peace the spot where angela find a
resting place when, bearing- blessings
they descend to earth
There is one Ingredient In Frev'a Ver
mifuge that does not grow outalde the
State of Maryland.
Do not dare to live without some clear
intention toward which your living shall
oe oent. Mean to De something . with
all your might
H. H. GaBKit'a Soita of Atlanta. Cm mr th
only auccenful Dropsy SpccUllaU ia the world.
Sec their liberal offer hi advertivmeiit in an
other column of this paper.
He that give srood admonition anil
bad example builds witn one hand and
pull down with the other.
I am sure Piao'a Cure for Conmmntion ..--.
my life three years ago. Mas. Taos. Kcasisa,
J" wwwkii, 1-, KB. 1, IBM
All literary men are full of vanltv
and Jealousy, but some manage to hide
it oeiier man oinera.
FITS permanently cmed. No ts or nerraas
nas after Srst day's ase of Dr. KUae's Great
Nertre Kestorcr. s trial bottle aad treatist free
- - ", m Area au, rmLa., r.
Independence of character Is what vi e
an orag tne most about and it is what
we possess tne least ox.
Mrs. WinsloWa Soothing Syrup for children
allays paia, cures wind colic, 25c a bonis.
KJjateyTs Hidden Frpes.
Charles Klngsley rectory of Evers
ley was within a fairly easy walk of
Wellington College, where the late
Archbishop Benson was head master.
Benson, we are told by his son in the
biography of the archbishop, saw
great deal of him. He told that once,
walking with Klngsley at a remote
part of Everaley, on a common, the
rector suddenly saying, "I most smoke
a pipe," went to a fane bush, and felt
about tn It for a time, presently pro
ducing a clay churchwarden pipe,
which he lighted and solemnly smoked
as he walked; putting It, when be had
done, Into a bole among some tree
roots, and explaining that be had a
"cache" of pipes in several places la
tbe parish, to meet the exigencies of a
sudden desire for tobacco.
The friendship between tbe two en
thusiastic men was very intimate.
"What ia Benson's characterr said a
friend to Klngsley, who replied, "Beau-
tutu, lute bis race." On the other hand,
aU the end of his life, Benson delighted
In talking of Klngsley, and spoke of
mm wltb tears tat his eyes.
Vomea enjey so much th telling of
the "true story of their lives," it must
be a terrible affliction to one of them
to have a past she can't talk about
Before tbe undertaker's bill U said.
the average widower begins to speak
of himself aa a "boy."
Just bete the mooa i
auartor aba looks Hks 80 cents.
They also serve who only ataiui
There la nothing ao riaar-slaptad maA
RAM'S HORN BLASTS.
WersUa Hetee CalUa the Wicked to
(wjpHB love of truth
vPls the only wsy to
the light of truth.
There Is no
barm In the
keeps pace with
Mix all your
grief with grati
tude and It will
taste of the Utter.
Life la more than a living.
Righteousness usually cures rags.
Conformers do not make reformers.
The blusterlngs of tbe Infidel are tbe
winds of a tempest-tossed heart
Tbe great man has greatness lu him
before the occasion brings It out
Every man deceives himself wore
successfully than he deceives others.
It Is always easier to weep over tbe
wanderer than to keep him at home.
It Is not the length but tbe largeness
of eternal life that makes It desirable,
Light comes with the knowledge of
God and love with the taste of His
Holy Joys are current coin In heaven,
but they will not pay church expenses
Salvation Is not the gathering of th
salvage, but the perfection of the
The church that is frozen at heart
la moat likely to depend on the Ice
cream social for Its support
Many who are very seldom solicitous
that God should have the shells are
eating tbe kernels themselves.
The early Christians worshiped in
barns, bnt the modern Christian is not
like them -because he I willing to let
L, 1 l. 1 L. .V, n .
UIO VUU1VU HWk MMb
HANDSHAKING AN OLD CUSTOM.
(Practice Now ia Vogue Dates Back to
the Beaianiaa of Time.
"It Is said by ancient astrologers tbat
shaking hands Is a scientific custom
which dates back to tbe beginning of
time. There is all tbe difference in the
world between the various modes of
shaking tbe hand of stranger or friend
as to the resulting impression obtained
by and through that operation, con
clously or unconsciously, said a so
ciety woman at a select afternoon- tea
yesterday. "I claim that the results
depend upon the proper position taken
by the two bands clasped, although a
mere touch will tell much. We shake
bands In order to form s connection
between us which will result In the ex
change of planetary vibrations which
notify us whether we have met a
friend or foe. Few people go into such
an exact scientific analysis go into sue!
sons, but perhaps think that they do
it because other people do It; that it is
the custom of the couutry, or because
the person met offers the hand. It re
mains sn indisputable fact however,
tbat we form likes and dislikes upon
touching the bands of strangers and
that friendships or dislikes often start
at that point whether we realize It or
not The exchange of impression Is
strong at the moment of contact of the
palm. It makes us unhappy to touch
some people, and we will not If we can
The most effective haudshnke Is not
tbe close clasp in all cases, although It
may be in many, but varies according
to the sizes and shapes of the two
hands wblcb clasp each other. How
ever they may meet there is one spot
which is tbe magnetic center of the en
tire being the mount of the sua,
speaking from the standpoint of
palmistry which has tbe most direct
nerve contact with the brain and also
most direct blood connection with the
heart and Is, therefore, called the 'ring
finger' with the magnetic pole at its
"The physical snd mental strength
are there united In the strongest mag
netic center or the body. If the two
bands thus clasped are placed with
their magnetic centers In close contact,
no matter where the rest of the palm
may be, I Insist that there is a strong
magnetic current established between
these two people.
"It may be intensified in effect if the
mounts at the bases of the other fingers
also be brought Into as close contact
with each other, thus bringing the
minor magnetic poles also together.
Then, If the third or "ring finger curls
around the mount of Venus astrologi
cally situated at the base of the little
finger, above the heart line and trav
ersed by the marriage line or lines
and the thumb extends across the back
of each friend' hand .to the knuckle
at tne base of tbe ring finger,' clasping
those chief magnetic poles the more
closely, tbe law of magnetics ia carried
out to complete perfection, the effect
are most pronounced and we enjoy the
pleasurable Interchange of vibrations,
whether we know the 'whys and
wherefore' or not
"In all probability we do not care
why we only know that we enjoyed
the hand clasp." New York Tribune
J . At
mnen a man bea-ina
cannot answer hlmfi t wrong he
may be carried nS "w far he
wnen a man hori.
forehand, he cannot s Mot 8ce -
find Ki.-. "-""not know wnere l
One false step force- him ,comn"l
one evil conceaiTt" ..'.ml to another.
Tha Bast Pnu..
V.MIU. 1 OHIO. It . ,m .r'" " SBTILESS
essowstoviu Started a Fire,
snowstorm started a fir n .
fJ'T ,1 fPnlcr Uvln Hebn
terne. Belgium. He olarni .
of, quicklime aear .'.bed on farra
of tif n'ht-In coue
of tbe night snow fell n .-
areatt u ' bccaVe so
treat that It set the ahi n
m . . " ram-
"wroying it and It contents.
Prof- 8. P. Langlev has nnw
hU delicate heat-m J.nr,. .T-!!!r'ed
the bolometa. to -uch a drVree of
lonth of a degree. Centime i- - '
cent description of th!. device he say.
that for a certain Dart of it 11 "
enlng mechanism of th. galvonometer
U UTS fc?rmoa fl'' wing, on accou
of Us lightness aad rigidity.
The last request a woman n.n.n.
makes to her most Intimate friend la
not to ten her age. '
V7 rear, as a man's rhanm.i.
ayMM 10 longer
euros tha ills paouilar to
women. It tonss up their
general health, eases
nerves, cur as those
aw ful backaches and rag
U does this because It
acts directly on the fe
male organism and makes
It healthy, relieving and
curing all Inflammation
and displacements .
Nothing else Is Just as
good and many things that
may be suggested are
dangerous. This great
medicine has a constant
record of cure. Thou
sands of women testify to
It. Read their letters con
stantly appearing In this
FOR FIFTY YEARS
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ENGLISH VIEW OF TALMAGE.
Can Drire Home a Few Plain, Everyday
rnin in a Konehlr Witty Mannar. 1
Dr. T. De Witt Talmage drew a great
crowd to the West London Tabernacle
in Nottingham last nisht.
Age bas not withered tbe man of
many sermons in tbe least
He is still tbe possessor of a strong.
harsh voice, which he uses insistently
and rapidly, and he can still dri
home a few plain every-dav truths In.
roughly witty manner.
"As his part is that goeth down Into
battle, so shall his part be that tarryeth
by the stuff," gave the doctor a chance
co say a few of those pungent things
that have built up his reputation.
Following the Scriptural injunction,
he slew the Amalckites in pretty rigor
ous fashion. They were "loathsomely
and indecently drunk;" some were slain
by David "in carousal," other went
"triumphing off the field," and David
himself carried off "the diamonds, the
pearls, the rubles, the amethyst and
the imperial clothes" to divide equally
among the fighters and tbe wounded
who stayed with the stuff.
"In similar fashion," said Dr. Tal
niage, "the rewards of great philan
thropists' and preachers will not be
greater in the end than those of you
people who stay at home and mind
your own business."
"Oh, what rewards there are for you
who are doing unappreciated work
that's nine-tenths of you," be ejacu
lated in his curious. Jerky fashion,
raising a laugh.
"I like engineers I like to ride vith
them I like to ride on the engine you
get there a bit sooner," was another
Americanism which hit the humor of
the congregation. "Tou don't know
the name of the engine driver who car
ries you safely, but God does," waa the
point of the story.
Talking of a cyclonic passage across
the Atlantic, he said: "All were sol
emnized except two one a German,
the other an American. The German
he was drunk, the American he was a
fool." Then he worked to the same
point. They had thanked the captain
at the end of the voyage, bnt they had
forgotten the engineer. Still, In the end
the reward of the two would be th
So many people wanted to get Intc
the .Tabernacle and couldn't that Dr
Talmage addressed a large number In
a lecture hall next door after the ser
vice. London Express.
The streets of Manila are so modern
as to be quite out of keeping with the
general appearance of tbe town. They
are perfectly straight, macadamized
and provided with ample granite walks
Of these the Escolta and the Rosario
are the best. In both there are excel
lent shops, kept principally by Chinese
merchants, most of whom come from
Amoy. Tin-roofed houses line each
aide of both thoroughfares.
v -' Siberian Exiles.
In fifteen yeare Russia has sent 624,.
000 persons to Siberia, fully 100,000
relatives of prisoners
nanied th xflee of (hen- ewa free will.
There are no defects in best efforts.