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AT THE COUNTY FAIR.
Battta' In th gran' -stand
At th county fair, .
Bmsd aa if th whole world
An' all their kid waa then. -
.W7 op on the top seat
He an' Jennie set
Wlaht I had the candy
An' peanuta that we etl
Jennie's right sood-lookla'f
But she like to bona;
Dared me to bet money
On Jake Doutfaa' bowl
like a fool I done it;
Went down to the track.
- How d'ye think I found bee
B I waa dlmbin' back?
CTiere I met her half way,
With another beau.
Stuck-up, eUck-haired softy.
That Will Jones, ye know.
Let on not to aee me;
Went right on a part,
B'poae she thought I'd art her
Where ahe'a goin' ao fast.
Warn't no nae to toiler.
Bo I let 'em go.
Funny how things sometime
All go wrong Jes" so.
Lost a pile on Jake'a boas;
Couldn't ring a cane.
Fellow swiped my goldlne watch.
Then it poured down rain.
Tell ye taln't all sunshine
An' all "pleasures rare"
BetUn' In the gran' stand
At the county fair.
J THE OLD APPLE TREE J
HWAS disappointed In my friend. W
had arranged to spend the day on
the river. I had not met him foi
years, not since our Bulllol days, until
I saw him again after seven years at
the varsity sports in the early spring.
Then eight or .nine of us, all old Balllol
men, dined together, and we had a re
freshing talk over all that had occurred
while 1 was away in Canada. Six years
of it I had there, and when I returned
waa surprised to find ao much altera
tion in everything and everybody. But
tfesx old Fry was the same as ever,
stanch and genuine and generous.
When I met bint In Lombard street,
fortnight before. It was he who had
suggested and settled the details of out
trip on the river. It was to be on June
15, and we were to have had a long,
healthy, exhilarating day, with plenty
of bard exercise and a long chat about
old times old chums that we were.
The day came and I was In rlver-rlg
at the boathouse agreed upon half an
hour earlier than we bad mutually
fixed. But Fry did not come. The
half hour went, and another, and an
other. I know of nothing more Irri
tating than to have to hang about for
another fellow to turn up when one is
alone like that At last, I got a note
by his servant If he bad sent a wire,
I should have had bis message sooner,
but old-fashioned courtesies still char
acterize Fry, and he sent his groom
eleven miles' with a long note of expla
nation and apology.
His excuse for not coming seemed to
me a flimsy one. Ills wife's father bad
fixed a sudden meeting of family trus
tees, and afterward he had to see his
sister on business of consequence re
lating to a trust. However, whether
It was an excuse or whether It was
a reason, be was not coming with me
for our projected river trip that was
clear; and now that I knew he was not
to Join me, I was content. It was an
noying, and, as I really loved dear old
Fry, It was a disappointment But I
trust I am too philosophic to feel any
thing deeply that cannot be helped. I
countermanded the pair skiff and had
ont a single canoe.
In live minutes I was "on the bosom
of old Father Thames." The hackneyed
words, as I thought of them, were In
themselves a comfort and as I paddled
on I thought how a gay heart wants
no friend. Solitude has charms deeiei
than society can afford. Out of my
memory teemed troops of friends, and
they were with me as I willed. They
came at my call and vanished as I
wished when thought of another sug
gested. Even Fry himself, with his
hearty laugh, his loyal, brotherly spirit
communed with me, and was dispelled
again aa a more recent chum who had
tracked many a boar with me in Can
ada haunted my memory.
I was now in a lovely backwater more
beautiful than the Thames Itself. The
bankslde flowers were more abundant
and nearer to me Indeed, they hedged
me about The pale blue eyes of Innu
merable forget-me-nots smiled upon me,
the yellow tond-flax grew out of the
clay banks, wild roses and brambles
bloomed amidst their thorns, the leaves
of the osiers whispered everywhere,
and weeping willows hung their arch
ing boughs right across the narrow
creek which it now pleased me to ex
plore. The water waa clearer, too wonder
fully clear It was. Paddling slowly
along between the lawns, I looked into
the depths of the water, with all Its
wealth and wonder of plant growth, th
waving forest of submarine weed,
where I could see shoals of minnows.
Now und then a school of perch, start
led by my puddle, darted Into the shad
ow of the weed, and a huge Jack, sulk
ing In a deep green pool, made me long
for a rod and line.
Whilst thus engrossed, bending my
head over the side of the canoe. In
which I continued to drift slowly along.
I failed to notice how narrow the creek
had become, until suddenly I found my
self close to a lady lying on a lawn
so close that I was almost touching
her. She was iu!te at the edge of the
grass, wnu-ti &itiMu lo ine Titer, lia.
a dozen cushions were about her lie:
book lay open, its leaves kissed, as be
fitted the pities of a poeui, by the zeph
yrs. I had never seen so glorious a
picture, nor one tliat burst upon my
vision so suddenly. She was in some
thing white and dainty, her hat wa
hung on a branch, and the old, gnarled
tree under whose shade she recline
v.us covered with apples. Her hni:
was tangled and golden and her eye
iull of light and laughter.
l or a while 1 tat storing at her i:i
:-u ildei-niciit. 'liieu 1 stammered.
i Vliere am 1 ':"
Her answer was perfectly calm, b!.t
1i was ma ehill; no, her voice was s.
ijit that the sinipieftt words she ut
t.inl were a melody.
Vou are in my lather's garden," she
"Ami 1-1 V
"You ure a trespasser."
I. nt she smiled as she said it a smile
tiiat sliow cU u.u luv.s of pearl, spark
ing In the sunlight that dappled her
"And you 7" I said. I know Hot what
I said, but soon I asked her name, ani
she told me it was Eve.
-And this Is raradise," I answered,
looking through the leave of the old
apple tree at all the beauties of th4
garden. ' ' " :.
Then we - talked. Of what? Of
everything. Of solitude, of friendship.
of books; I fear, of Canada and of
Then she bade me go, and I conk!
not - Nor would I If I could; and when
at length I obeyed her and waa about
to go, she bade me stay.
So I stayed, and soon had moored mj
canoe and stood upon her lawn. I can
not tell how I of all men modest al
moat to hashfiiln conM have dona
so, but I did.
O f the flowers that grew wild there b)
the water's edge I made her a crown,
and this I put upon her tangled goldet
hair. She was my queen there tM
thenceforth forever; and ao I told her
the poet aiding me.
Two rosea that I had not seen baton
bloomed on her face, and she ran away
light-footed and lithe of limb, over th
lawn Into her fathers bouse.
But I could not leave;'! could not
I looked for her, but she did not come.
Once, I saw the curtains of a window
drawn aside and her face peering out
upon me, but she would not come again
Well, I stayed that was all. How 1
bad the Impudence to do so I cannot
tell but I could not go.
She was a long while Indoors. I
heard her at the piano. I knew it was
her touch, though V had never beard
her before, but I waa confident It was
she. Besides, now and then the piano
stopped suddenly, and I saw by the
movement of the window curtain that
she waa peeping to see whether I bad
At last I grew ashamed of my lntru
truslon, and. stooping from under the
fruit-covered branches of the old apple
tree, I went to my canoe, unfastened
Its moorings, and waa about to with
draw. But, as luck would have it. Just as
I was about to get Into the canoe, she
came out to me across the lawn. Her
gesture to me was that I must go. I
said what I felt, regardless of all or
der, of all propriety. "Eve." I said
passionately, "you do not know me, nor
who I am, nor I you; but I know this,
that I love you. Yes, I love you, and
shall love you for ever. Your heart Is
my Eden. Do not shut the gates of
this, my earthly Paradise. I must
must see you again, and I will gay
that I may."
She looked down and blushed.
"May I?" I faltered.
She did not reply. But her silence
was a better answer than words.
She looked so pretty when she said
it that-1 was about to dare yet more.
1 had the temerity to formulate the
idea that I would take her In my nrnis
and 8 teal from her lips a kiss when I
l-.eard a rhout
"Hullo, old chap. Is that you?"
I looked up.
"What Fry?" I cried. "Is It Fry?
It Is, by all that's wonderful V
"I'm awfully sorry, my dear chap,
that 1 couldn't Join you on the river to
day. Abominably uncivil you must
have thought me. But I didn't know
you knew my sister."
lie looked at her and he looked at
me. I think we were both blushing.
Whether It be unmannerly or not 1
confess I was. Aye, I was red to the
roots of my hair.
"But you do know each other, don't
you 7" he said, for we both looked ao
awkward that he seemed to think that
he had made some faux pas.
"Oh, year I sold, "we know each
other," and I stole a look at Eve. The
glance she gave me was a grateful one.
"And we shall know each other bet
ter." I whispered to her later. "Now
that I have discovered you to be your
brother's sister, you bear an added
charm In my eyes."
Three months afterward there waa a
river wedding, and, as we were rowed
away from church in a galley manned I
by four strong oarsmen, and I handed (
her out of the canopied boat on to her
father's lawn, the wedding bells rang
out merrily, for Eve and I were man.
and wife, and I gave her a busDana a
klrs under the old apple tree.
The Whooping Conch Party.
"A Long Island girl gave a whoop-,
lng cough party the other day." j
"Clever Idea. It ought to be con
tagious. Any restrictions?" I
"Yea. She Issued Invitations and
only asked for acceptance from those
who had had, or were having, the
cough. If any of the Invited couldn't
fill the conditions they Bent back the
Invitations with 'D. S. H. H. C In the
"What's that?" !
" 'D-readf ully sorry haven't had
cough.' It is said they whooped It up
In great style."
"It must bave cost a neat sum."
"Yea, but the young hostess coughed
It up without a murmur."
"People don't have whooping cough
twice, do they?"
"I think not Why?"
"Because if they don't It spoil the
chance the hostess might have had of
saying, 'Well, here's whooping we'll
meet again!" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Lightning's Strange Freak.
There was a remarkable occurrence
from lightning at Londonderry, Tues
day afternoon. Dr. B. F. MUlington
had started out from the south village
to see a patient at Weston. He bad
gone about half a mile from the vil
lage on the hill road about a mile and
a half from the point where Mr. Jena
was killed by a similar accident twe
year ago and he saw the lightning
seemingly running along the telephone
wire, the same mountain line from
which Mr. Jenne got his death stroke.
That Is the last he remembers. When
lie recovered consciousness his horse
was standing by the side of the wag
on, both shafts were broken and the
harness completely stripped off except
The horse seemed none the worse foi
the encounter, and MUlington himself,
after rigging up, continued bis Journey
to Weston, and not only called on his
patient, but several others.
Terrible Power of Lightning.
During a thunderstorm near Consctt,
in the North Durham district, England,
the lightulug struck a pasture field and
j dug a trench varying from 8 feet to 8
I ft it G inches deep, and 6 Inches to 7
inches wide, across the field for a dls
Wnnre of a dozen feet The SoUd clav
was scattered In all directions, portions
hereof being found lying over twenty
yards away, while the turf had been
cut up as clean as If the work had been
done by a sharp Implement One grass
sod. measuring about six feet long and
nine Inches In width, was laid on the
opposite side of the fence In another
SpeI of Automobile la Pari.
According to the decree of March 10,
1899, In Parla the speed of automobiles
has been fixed at twelve miles per hour
In the streets and sixteen on the road.
OOOO ACTINtt V
rtrmr Carried Av by th BeaUaas
. of the Scene.
On of the leading lawyer of the
rthwest la William John Hah a of
Jluneapolla, for many years attorney
; neralof Minnesota, says the Philadet
hia J'ost In his younger days Mr.
rlahn was aa good an amateur actor aa
le la a lawyer, which la high praise. He
a-ax the leading man in a company
leaded by Mayor James Richardson,
tow of Connecticut, and "Mat" Stroup.
low of Aberdeen, N. D. t
It was twenty years ago that this
ocally famous aggregation gae an
English drama. Mr. Hahn played the
jart of an Idle vagabond the ne'er-do-a-ell
son of a 'squire, who had through
vll associates been accused of a crime,
flie last act was a court scene in which
:he prisoner was convicted and aentenc
d to peual servitude for life. Mayor
ttlchardson waa the Judge and Mr.
Stroup waa counsel for the defense.
The house was crowded, and as was
rsual, the near-by country had sent In
t fair delegation of farmers and their
.'amllles. The lawyer made a stirring
Ua for mercy, which visibly excited
"A good lad, your honor," he pleaded,
nnd honest too: good to bis parents
ind a friend of his neighbors, and "
A Glasgow town farmer, cimcfl
nvay by the realism of the scene, had
"Sure!" be called out, "and you don t
want to forget. 'Mat' Stroup. that
Johnny Hahn never charged a poor
mun a dollar and he never lost a case
n his life. He ain't guilty no more
than I am!"
"Order In the court!" cried the Judge,
with admirable presence of mind, and
while the farmer's friends restored
pence sentence was pronounced and the
BROUGHT HIM TO THE POINT.
loan; Woman's Tact Brought a Las
card Lover to a rmpouL
A certain young man In Washington
loclety was very fond of. discussing
sociological and moral questions, and
juce started In this hobby could scarcely
he headed In any other direction. He
and been quite devoted In his attention
.o one young woman, for aa much as
i months, but she had been unable
iO bring him to his 'senses, though she
AOs wilting to confess that she hau
ried repeatedly to do so. Of course,
she had done It in the delicate ways
a omen have In those matters, but what
je needed was a club.
Not a great while ago he was calling,
is usual, and as usual be was neglcct
ii g sentiment for something that only
i akes a girl tired. This time he wa
uoralizing on the temptations of life
ind the pronenes of people against
rheni In whatever form they might ap
ear. "However," he said. In conclusion.
Csplaylng a commendable spirit of
charity for the weak, "it Is a very dim
.ult thing for anyone to say No.' "
Here was an unexpected chance foi
"And conversely," she responded
'.owly. so he could get the full force
f It, "It should be very easy for one to
He looked her straight In the eyes
it last, aud a hush fell upon the scene.
"Cm-er-um," he hesitated, "M'.n
Kate, am I a chump?"
'It Is very difficult for one to say
No,'" she said with a pretty little
-mile, and later she found It quite easy
to say "Tea."
SETTLED FOR THE DRESS.
No Claim Waa Made by the Farmer fe.
Ilia Wlfe'e Broken Llmba.
"Just settled the strangest claim for
iaiuuges that I ever had," laughed the
railroad claim agent "I was called
Jown the road the other day to look up
in accident that we bad. We had run
nto an o:d farmer's wife, breaking both
at her legs and an arm and using her
up generally. I received orders from
the general manager to go post haste
to the point of the accident and settle
for it on the best terms I could get
"Just before I left the manager hand
ed me a letter and said with a smile
that I bad better look Into that, too.
while I was about It, as It would not
take me out of my way. When I was
settled for the Journey I took the letter
sut of my pocket and looked It over.
It waa a claim for five yards of calico,
which the threat that If we didn't settle
for It Immediately suit would be com
menced to compel us to. The claim was
very vague, no reason being given why
we should pay for five yards of calico,
and I resolved to look the matter up to
satisfy my own curiosity If nothing else.
"However, the other case waa more
serious, so I looked that up first, and as
1 entered the house the old man. whose
wife had been nearly killed, said
" 'So you're here ter settle that thai
claim fer damages? WuL It Is mighty
lucky that ye have come, for I was
goin' ter start suit again ye right away.
My wife hadn't worn that thar dress
more'n twice an' It was Jes' es good es
"Like a flash It dawned upon me that
the two claims were Identical. 1 manag
ed to settle with the old man without
falling dead, and when I left be shook
hands with me cordially and said that
he guessed all this talk about robber
railroads was mostly newspaper gas for
political effect" Detroit Free Press.
The Detroit News-Tribune prints the
following story on the authority of a
man connected with one of the great
The track superintendent had recent
ly adopted a new spike, which, compar
atively speaking, was pretty expensive.
He sent out word, therefore, that the
ppikes must'be carefully looked after.
One day the road boss was walking
up the track to where a section gang
was working with the new spikes. He
found one lying between the rails and
"Did you get my instructions about
those spikes, Mike?" be said to the sec
"I did that, yer honor, and it's
uioighty careful I've been."
"Nary a wan," replied Mike, but a
"How about this?" and the telltale
spike was shown him.
"Luk at that, now." said Mike, In a
delighted way. "Shure I've had wan of
the mln on a bunt fer that same spbike
the lasht two day. Faith, it's glad
I am yer honor found It"
The spike was worth about 4 cants.
Irrigation Project tn Me&loa. -The
extensive arid region of North,
era Mexico an to be Irrigated by canals
from aid extended by the Federal and
- As long as a man Is of a forgiving
disposition a woman- aeeanf
whether b aw Mf AM
FOll LITTLE FOLKS.
A COLUMN OF PARTICULAR IN.
TEREST TO THEIt-
SometMas that WU1 latere the Ja
TenUe Members of Bverjr Hoaaehold
-Qua la t Actions and Bright Bay lags
of Many Case and Canning Children.
Margaret, Joe, Kenneth and Patty
live In the country. They haven't many
playthings, but lots and lots of plays.
"Making believe" Is great fun for them,
and they "make, believe" so much and
so hard, they really do believe in most
of their plays.
One of their finest plays Is the Dab
mln and Durmln play. This can be
played all day, or only part of the time,
but Kenneth and Patty and Joe are
Dahmlns all the time. They say the
boys are Dahmlns and the girl a Dur
tuln. ' Margaret says mamma is queen ot
the Durmlns, but Patty says, "No, she's
Jack Bean's wife, and Jack Beau Is
king of the Dahmlns." Mamma la very
proud of this honor, for she knows well
what a fine man Jack Beau Is. He is
the boys' hero, and Kenneth says he
owns a gold boat and a gold engine,
and Is the strongest man in the world.
It Is ben-sen that makes him so
strong. Ben-sen Is something wonder
ful.' You can take an Iron rope as big
around as the water-tower and it Isn't
as strong as a thread of ben-sen. Jack
Bean eats a grain of ben-sen every
morning, and that's what makes him
so strong, Kenneth says. All the boys
gay be is the best man In the world
" 'cept papa."
Sometimes papa says there Is no such
man as Jack Bean, and oh, how the
children punish him! ' They climb all
over him, take off his glasses, rumpli
his hair, and say he can never, nevet
be a Dahmin any more. Papa Is glad
enough to give In before such deter
mined foe, and promises to believe In
Jack Bean as long as he Uvea.
I'atty aud Kenneth have what they
call 'Dahmin dinner" and that meant
to save your cake and fruit from des
sert and all the licorice and candy
balls you can get with the pennies you
earn going errands and carrying coal
for grandma's fire. Then you take
these good things (brown sugar sand
wiches are fine . for Dahmin dinners)
and set a nice little table and eat your
pahtnln dinner, and talk with a big
Voice like a worklngman.
Dahmin men are brave. One day
mamma told Kenneth, who is 7. to go
n an errand. He was having a beau
tiful time on Jack Bean's gold boat
(made of dining-room chairs), and tie
didn't want to go. But Tatty, who is
5, said, "Go on. Ken, and don't cry.
Dahmin mans don't cry."
The Dahmlns have more fun thaD
the Durmlns because there are more
of them; but when Margaret invites
two other girls to be Durmlns. and they
have a Dahmin and Durmln war, then
It Is exciting. They make their cannon
out of drain-pipe, and build forts out
'of boxes In summer and snow in win
ter, and have as big a war as Spain
But alas! mamma is no longer Jack.
Bean's wife and queen of the Dahmlns.
Two little boys were naughty and had
to be punished. ' As they sat In chairs
on each side of the dining-room till
they could promise to be good, Patty
exclaimed, with the tears running
down his cheeks: "Mamma can't be
the queen, for she has d eg raced the
But mamma loves the Dahmlns and
Durmlns, and spends many a happy
hour watching their happy play, and
when she klsees the little boys at night
she hope they may grow up as good
men as their heroes real and make be
lieve. Youth's Companion,
In the Hammock.
The day is too warm for hide-and-eoop.
For bllndwian's buff or "I spy,"
So into the hammock we all three troop.
The baby and Ted and I.
It's a sailor's hammock, at first we play.
And three Jolly tars are we.
And the queerest yarns we spin all day
Of shipwreck and storm at sea.
And then It's a papoose cradle bung
In a forest dark and high.
And our mother sings in the Indian
A strange, wild lullaby.
And then it's a light little fairy boat.
That is rocking from side to side
On the little waves that round it float
And the dear and crystal tide.
And then 'tis a Beat, an oriole's nest
That swings in a leafy tree
When the wind blows east or the wind
And three little birds are we.
And then it's a big balloon that rides
On the great wide, empty air.
And we peer below aa it safely glides
Over hills and rivers fair.
But no matter bow far away we fly
In oar happy, dreamy play
Up, op through the big blue summer sky
Where the white clouds softly stray.
Yet down without harm, and as swift as
' From our loftiest wanderings
Jumps each little hungry aeronaut
The minute the tea bell rings.
Dolle in All Ages.
Dolls were burled with children
mummies In Egypt The glrh -ni.-
Hindustan had dolis, and in Grtpce
even Jointed dolls were sold In the
market place. The girls of the middle
ages bad not only dolls, which must
have been the favorite playthings. If
we can Judge from the allusions of the
poets, but also dolls' houses and dolls'
A number of earthen dolls represent
lng babies and armored knights were
found under the Nuremberg pavement
In 1850. These dolls date from the four
teenth century. The iiole In one of
them is for the reception of the "path
enpfennlg," or godparents' gift
The children of those times were no
exacting. Colored eggs, painted wood
en bird,' bladders filled with peas, lit
tle "practicable" windmills and earth
en animal figures were thankfully re
ceived. The boys had hobby horses,
paper windmills and marbles. The
older boys went fowling with blow
guns. Poatal Card Made Into a Magnet.
No doubt you've all made a rubber
comb pick up bits of paper by first rub
bing it briskly on a rough coat sleeve,
but did you ever hear of a postal card
that could be, turned Into a magnet?
Balance a walking-stick on the back
of a chair and tell the spectators that
you are going to make It fall without
touching It or the chair.
Having thoroughly dried a postal
card, preferably before an open fire,
rub It briskly on your coat sleeve and
them hold It near one end of the stick.
The stick will at once be attracted to
the card, and will follow it as If It
were magnet. Aa It moves it will soon
lose Its equilibrium and fall from the
chair. Of coarse, 70a understand the
principle of the experiment. By fob
bing the card yop waken electricity in
It, and it thus become a sort of mag
net, with the power to attract Ilgtt
Do not try the experiment In damp
How a boy feels when he first puts on
The Hot Wanted la Baainesa.
"What kind of a boy doe a business
man want?" was asked of a merchant
He replied. "Well, I will tell you. In
the first place he wants a boy who
doesn't know much. Business men gen-
eis.lly like to run their own business.
and prefer some one who will listen to
their ways rather than teach them a
new kind. Second, a prompt boy one
who understand seven o'clock Is not
ten minute past Third, an Industrious
boy who Is not afraid to put In extra
work in case of need. Fourth, an hon
est boy honest In service as well as
matters in dollars and cents. And
fifth, a good-natured boy, who will
keep his temper, even If his employer
does lose his now and then." Augusta
A Fair Division.
At the close of the war, said a South
ern representative to-day, a great many
negroes in the South refused to leave
their old homes. My father gathered
his former slaves about blm and told
them they were free and must leave
him. Some went and others remained.
Among the latter waa an old darky
named Eph, who swore be would not
leave, but would stay and take his
"All right, Eph," said my father.
"Just take four or five acres and go In
on the three and four plan."
"An' what am dat massa. fo' de
"Why, if you raise three loads of corn
you must give me one and you keep
two." So Uncle Eph went to work and
raised a crop. At harvest time my fa
ther rode over the farm and noticed
that Eph had cut his corn. Seeing the
old fellow, he rode up and asked hlni
why he didn't do as he had agreed
about dividing the corn.
"Well, massa, yoh said If I raised fret
loads of corn I wus to gib yoh one an'
take two loads myself, an' I done only
raised two loads."
With Over Four Hundred Perfume.
It Is an interesting thing to know that
1.200 specie of plants are gathered and
used for commercial purposes In Eu
rope. Of these 420 have a perfume that
s pleasing, and enter largely Into the
manufacture of scents and . soap.
There are more species of white flowers
gathered than of any other color 1.124
:n all. Of these 187 bave an agreeable
icent, an extraordinary large propor
tion. Next In order come yellow blos
soms with 951. seventy-seven of them
being perfumed. Red flowers number
323, of which eighty-four are scented.
The blue flowers are of 894 varieties,
thirty-four of which are perfumed, and
the violet blossoms number 808, thirteen
of which are pleasantly odorlferoua,
6ta or Ono, Crrr or Toubs, I
Loo AS Cocittt. f "
Frahk J. Cnnrar makaa oath that he la ft
(-Dior partner of the flna of F. 1. C'bkrbv It
l.'o., doing baataeaKiatheCity of Toledo,Cootr
and State aforesaid, and that aald Arm will par
the asm of on HDKDtuD dollars for each
and every earn of catarrh that eaanot b
tared by the ass of 11 all's Cavabrh una.
K RAM ft J. CBBJIBT.
8 worn to before me and snbecrlbed la my
moo, uua otn aay or uecemiier.
10OU. A. W. OLBAJO.
acrt dir etly on the blood and mncooa surfaces
f the system. Send for teeamonlal. free.
T. J. (UiiHI A CO, Toledo, a
Sold by DrugiristA, Ho.
Ball's Family Pills are th.beat.
Better make of every sorrow a step
ping stone to higher, nobler thought and
deed than to hang it against your
heart to weigh you down into the
slough of despondency.
To Care a Cold In One Day.
Take La I ATI v Bromo Qcimini T slits. At
drucKli-tK rotund tbs money It It falls to core
K. W. OnOVS'8 staaature Is on aca bos. 5e
If you expect to keep your friend, you
must see all his virtues with both eyes,
and his failings with one.
Every Boy and Girl
should learn to write with Carter's Ink, be.
rause it la the best in the world. "Ink
lings in Ink," free. Carter's Ink Co., Boston.
A kind heart is a fountain of glad
ness, making everything in its vicinity
to freshen into smiles.
FITS permanently cut ed. No fits or nervous
ncsi after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Kestorer. ! trial bottle and treatise free
Dr. K. H. Kline, Ltd., 931 Arch St., Fhila.. Ha.
The man who says there Isn't an hon
est person living has studied his own
character too well.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reducing inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic ic a bottle.
Of all fruitless errands the sending of
a tear after a day that is gone is the
Piso's Cure cannot be too highly spoken of as
a cough cure. J. W. O'Bbikm. 322 Third Ave,
N., Minneapolis, Minn.. Jan. 8. 1U0U
Our desires often loom up so large
that we fail to see our mercies behind
Throw physic to the dogs If you don't
want the dogs: but if you want good di
gestion chew Beeman's Pepsin Gum.
Royal Ruler Without a Crown.
The Sultan possesses no crown, coro
nation being unknown in Turkey.
The lawyer who willed his estate to a
lunatic asylum probably wanted his
former clients to get the benefit of It
Conjectures, like sealed parcels sold
at auction, often contain metal of value.
It Is a hard matter to discern rightly
whether a good or an evil spirit does
provoke thee to covet this or that
Every life touches many other Uvea.
Let us move softly through the world
lest our touch be a harsh and hurtful
Deliberate much before doing or say
ing anything, for you have not the
power of recalling what has been said
0r hair is
ly to t
'n t h e r
1 physical attraction is
3 secondary to it. W
.1 have a DOoa w
cnd vou that
fells lust how to care
for the hair.
If vour nair is w
t n in
S -II S
vtrrnrniis anu an uat-
druff is removed. -
It always restores
color to gray or faded
hair. Retain your
.,aiiH . Ann't lrmk old
4 before your time.
9 SI .00 a battle. AH araggtote.
"I hare used your Hair Vigor
now for about as years and I have
found It splendid and satisfactory
In every way. I believe I have
recommended this Hair Vigor to
hundreds of my friends, and they
ail tell the same story. If any
body wants the best kind of a Hair
Vigor I shall certainly recommend
to them just as strongly as I
can that they get a bottle of A yer s
firs. S. E. Hamilton,
Nov. 28, 189s. Horwlch, . T.
WrHm f Aw Osefse,
If yoa aont obtala aU the beneflta
you antra from the nae of ths VIor,
L . ,h. .... wm, t. 1 llil,,!..
he Ftoriea aa to Their Uae Are Norfc
lata: bnt Fables.
"I wonder bow that fable about
mock-out drops' ever originated," said
ae of the corps of Northern detectives
. ho assisted the city force during the
jrnival season. "The idea that the
rimlnai classes have some secret drug
.hlch may be Introduced In a man's
.rink without his knowing It and will
ake him crazy or unconscious Is, oo
.s face, absurd. Such a secret couldn't
e kept, because crooks really have ao
.aternitles or organizations, and the
lullce would be dead sure to know all
bout the preparation the very first
me it was used. So, as I said before,
ie whole thing Is preposterous, yet
licre has been so much printed about
nock-out drops and their terrible ef
eet that the average person believes
uiplicltly In the legend. I don't mean
0 say, of course, that people are never
irugged In low bars. I suppose that
ioes occur now and then, although I
uiust confess I have never encountered
1 case In a police, experience of over
"The fact la that drugging Is an oper
ation entirely beyond the capacity of
the ordinary dlvekeeper. If be at-
empted to give a man an opiate be
would probably choose laudanum, and
the chances are ten to one he would
kill him with an accidental overdose.
Then, too, the victim would be almost
certain to detect the 'dope' by its taste,
no matter how drunk he might be. The
general run of criminals know nothing
of the rarer drugs, and wouldn't have
the least Idea how to administer them.
"In my humble opinion the men who
are drugged in dives are drugged on
straight whisky. They go on a spree,
drink themselves into a state of sodden
insensibility, and are robbed In that
condition, and when they come to their
senses It Is a salve to their pride to
dalm that they were 'drugged.' No man
likes to confess that he has made a
hog of himself. It Is much more digni
fied to pose as the victim of a plot"
New Orleans Times-Democrat
The Court of Peter the Great.
tVlth all his grossness and his vio
lence, Peter had the foresight to see
that without liberty for women there is
00 civilization. As a young man, he
ro re he assumed the Imperial crown,
his favorite diversion was to frequent
iie foreign quarter in Moscow, In which
the cleanliness and elegancies of west
ern life were to be found In the bouses
of German and English merchants and
engineers, and where be met ladies in
social life. One of the great Tsar's first
innovations was to have evening par
tics at court at which Russian ladies
were ordered to appear In full dress.
These entertainments seemed a little
tiff at first, for the Russian nobleman's
ilea of enjoying himself In the seven
teenth century waa to get intoxicated,
ind he was possibly balked by the pres
ence of his female relations; but stay-it-homes
were punished, and gradually
1 party without women would have
seemed Incomplete. It Is curious, how
ever, to remember that the ladles were
not allowed to be abstemious, and that
1'eter the Great's Ideal court lady was
she who could, drink the hardest and
longest And the favorite beverage in
those days was brandy! Philadelphia
Bicycle and Tiger.
An Englishman In Bengal had a bl-j-cle
shipped him from home, and the
very first vjty he took a ride to a tea
planter's house, ten miles distant. The
a rat five miles he Jogged along easily,
the remainder he made at racing speed,
with a tiger In the rear. The road was
Talrly level, although not smooth, but
when he heard a snarl and saw a tiger
oping behind, he paid no attention to
bstacles. Fortunately he was an ex
pert rider, and the machine we new
tud strong, as more than once the
.east came pretty close. But a tiger?
. !th all it great strength, is not capa
ile of running a long distance at high
-speed, and when the man struck the
top of a hill and began to fly down the
dope the tiger gave up the chase. He
iept on, however, until be reached the
plantation, and when he returned home
aext day, be had a rifle and an escort.
This time he hoped to meet the tiger
but he didn't.
Woman aa a Hater.
Men are good at revenge they have
so many ways of prompt action but,
while ah must wait long perhaps, a
woman la the beat hatsr If one
wronged, and If before death bar dar
ate. Her- B W
arm minBlf 1
li.i. ma amend
1 1 W J -
i your leisure Is da-
W1U spend eterni
ty. If sin could not
hid It face non
but devils woumi
Thar la mora
life In on grain of
wheat than there
- ml rt ohaff.
IS in av
Warm lor burns farther than the
. . intitaot ran DlefC.
Many people claim to trust God who
. ... u.w.s whan th
find that tney we
The man who will tel chicken 1
often found hiding behind a nypocrlt
. .V. hnroh -
If It U not summer in the heart. It la
because we have turned our little world
away from uoa.
Some people never pray for a" revival
to come at a time when It win lnterf era
with their work.
. nf hla re
xne man woo
iiglon In public Is not getting very much
out or it in pntaie.
The road to heaven 1 very teep to
fhe man who Is trying to get there
without doing any giving.
The comfort of God Is for the nerving
of the heart before the battle as well as
for Its soothing afterward.
STATURE OF AMERICANS.
Utmm of aa lack la Height Might Bring
Berlona Coneeo, nances.
In a paper read by Major Henry S.
Kilbourne, surgeon United States army,
before th Association of Military Sur
geons of the United States, be advo
cated th theory that the physical
rr nt a race or Deo ile and, conse
quently, their capacity for work is
measured by their average stature, r
every inch of height between five and
six feet the extreme breathing capac
ity Is Increased eight cubic Inches; the
vital capacity being at Its maximum at
35 years. A table of measurements of
190.621 native white Americans, ac
cepted for the military service of the-r-nited
State, shows that the number
of. men below sixty-three inches In
height Is but little greater than that or
the class above seventy-three Inches.
The most numerous cms Is Included
between sixty-seven and sixty-nine
inches, and this standard class would
have a greater chest girth than the
average. The mean height of 125 Unit
ed States naval cadets above the age or
23 vears was 67.80 inches. Aa tnese
men are drawn from all part and
classes of the United -States, they rep
resent very nearly the typical physical
development of the American people
of 25 years of age.
MaJ. Kilbourne concludes that the
commingling strains of Celtic, Danish,
Norwegian and German blood among
our people have, thus far, worked .no
deterioration of physical quality. "Not
o with the swarthy, low-browed and
stunted people now swarming to our
shores. Absorbed Into the body of the
people, these multitudes must Irretriev
ably evolve n Inferiority of type. To
realise the result of such a contingency,
iet it be considered that the loss of an
inch In stature might bring In Its train
the loss of national ascendancy. Let
us take care. then, that the state shall
suffer no Injury." Boston Transcript
MARRIAGE A LA MODE.
Stor of Kaaoian Priaceee Sentenced
to Lifelong Imprieonanent,
Princess Eugalytcbeff, uee Ann
Uonltch, was recently sentenced at
Moscow to lifelong Internment In the
Government of Olonett for the embez
zlement of 140,000 rubles, forming pert
of the fortune left by a lately deceased
staff captain named Oseroff. The wom
an was again brought before the Mos
cow court the other day on the further
-harge of having falsified her certificate
of baptism, causing It to appear that
3he was bora tn 1867 Instead of 1847.
Through hla counsel Prince Eugalytcb
eff, who waa cited as a witness by the
procurator, said that "whether his
bride was twenty years older or young
er than her certified age was a matter
jf absolute Indifference to him. All
he had to say was that he received the
um of 8.000 rubles for giving the worn
in his name; that Immediately after
the marriage ceremony he procured for
iier a separate passport, and that since
i hen he knew nothing more of his wife
jr her private affairs."
The Jury gallantly declined to convict
the accused princess on the added and
"trivial charge about a woman's age,"
ind she was sent back to her provincial
'jtile. Unfortunately, such marriages,
vholly and solely matters of ma tri
olein ial barter and sale, are quite com
.uou In this country, and aptly Illus
trate the truth of some of the social
pictures so graphically drawn by Tols
toi; but the purchase price of 8,000 ru
bles, plus the woman's happiness, for
the princely title. Is unusually low. II
Is only just to say that In the great
majority of these unfortunate unions,
the fault, or the criminal folly, general
ly lies with the parents of the bride vic
tims. Moscow correspondence London
Tna Beat rrssmlpUoa for Chills
and rever ta a bottle of O nova's Tastblbss
Cbill Tomio. It la simply iron and qnialne to
a taatelaas form, l.o cure no oar. Price BOc.
Old age is thrust upon many men and
-mn'Jperhap8 out of mistaken lave
and kindness, often out a species of in
tolerance. your shoes Allen' Foot-
powder the feet It makes
tight or new shoes feel TC.!1!
Corns IngrowtngXlir Itcmng Swol!
n V. ." Pru1"rt "d Shoe Stores
Al'l.S aPie"S,nt pREK- Address;
ALLKN 8. OLMSTED. LeRoy, N. Y.
good, the former U durable. Ury
patience to learn. tbe mam nd
There la a parted in every gu-r, w.
when she thinks that the mo Tnir
thing In the world l. . y.' .r
When a famiiw a . . '
a gm or six
teen. It means that they will bar a
Wtchen girt in future wltLut wagel
Bean a dnu I. v .
fc-... " uoBt expenalT
bablt you can possibly haT.
A moos; atflss la a
rm I m. a,
" mm a school teacher,
hmvB muff or ed agomy
monthly tor ton years,
"My norvou8 system
wmm at wrookm I suffered
with pmin In my side and
hmd mlmost overy
known. I had taken treat
ment from m number of
phymlolmmn who gave me
"Ono mpoolallst said no
modSomo oould help mo,
i mumt submit to an
"I wroto to Mrs. Pink,
hmm, stmtlng my case, and
rmoohfod m prompt reply.
I took LydJm E. Pink ham's
Vefjotablo Compound and
followed ths mdvloe given
mo mud now t suffer no
morom If any ono cares
to know morn about my
omssp I will ohoorfully
mnmwor mil letters."
MISS EDNA ELLIS, Hlg.
FOR FIFTY YEARS.'
i Das ivn
. . . k ... 1 1 1 li... . n mnlharj fi.p
tlK-lr children wblM Tannins for over 1- iriy
Years. It sootnea tba chlM. solu-iis tl,s
gums, allaya all pain, cures wluU col Li uj
toe beat remedy lor diarrbuu.
Twentyfiv Cants Bot
afy aetehb-r's cbUd
alvaa up, tU family kwl cuu--lndad
ft would uIki lo
luska any furcber effort, to
save U, but on l-Min l-r-
I snadMl. taey adiuintnrra
M FRET'S VERMIFUGE,
aJiu over iu worn. - . -
lulled. To tue paraum y j
ibe ebild reruvfi.-cnB.
i, .... . ... ar Kar 7 . i l V 1 1 !
OhK. UrrNI. at lmtUKl la,
K. afc I. fSKVi Bal lat-rf, .Ma.
ana our., worn
Vraa. Br. a. a. soas. a a.
B. 1IIUU S.
That Lit1la ltk Ftr Ladles
relMYI 111 fllll I CBC -" rri"
raaaxLia wmsa i
A Hnre B .11 -
I. A- f O.
Worse tnan a sea lawyer.
Bea time as most people know, in
stead of being reckoned bj hours, is
divided Into "Watches" of four hours
each. From 4 o'clock to 8, and 0 o'clock
to 8, there are half divisions, nautically
termed "dog watches.
In a recent admiralty case the counsel
asked an old sailor at what time of dar
a certain collision occurred, and receiv
ed the reply. "About the middle of tbe
first dog watch."
In summing up the case, the newly
admitted admiralty proctor enlarged
upon tbe information thus Imparted as
follows: "You can Imagine, gentleman
of tbe jury, the care which existed on
this occasion, when, as appears fi-uin
one of the plaintiffs own witnesses,
this valuable ship and ber cargo, aud
tbe lives of passengers and crew, weie
Intrusted to what, gentleman? why,
to the mere-watch of a dog I" Collier
A little court scene In Tennessee is
thus described by tbe Clarksville Leaf
Chronicle: Aunt Cherry Mallory was recently
put on tbe witness stand to tell whut
ihe knew about the annihilation of a
bog by a railway locomotive. After
being sworn she was asked by the law
yer if she saw the train kill the hog.
"Yes," she said, "I seed it."
"WelL" said the lawyer, "tell the
court In aa few words as possible ail
you know about It."
"1 kin do dat In a mighty few words,"
aid Aunt Cherry, clearing her throat,
tnd with one eye on the Judge and one
in the lawyer, she said: "Hit Jus'
tooted and tuck 1m."
Xa th Old Rat.
For many years he had been a poller
magistrate, but finally, having been
brought to see tbe error of his ways,
be resigned and became a minister ol
the gospel. .
The hrst time he waa called upon to
officiate at a wedding he went through
the ceremony without a break until b
reached the all-Important part and ask
ed the bride:
"Do you take this man to be voui
lawfully wedded hu shandy
"I do," responded the fair one.
"What are the mitigating circum
stances. If any?" he absently Inquired.
"Why don't you begin?" Inquired the
excited prize-fight patron.
"The police!" said the managei
"I don't see any here. You're not
afraid of them, are you?"
"Not afraid! Why, they'd never for
give me If I started this show up be
fore they got here. They want to see
tbe whole business." Washington
A Bachelor's Komunce.
"1 came pretty near getting engaged
"Why didn't your
"The day I made up my mind to pro
so to the girl a man came along ami
'.:ed me to go fishing."
On the Safe Side.
Mr. A. I always clip out the mock
ard news and tbe weather report be
fore Willie sees the paper.
Mrs. Z. Why. dear?
Mrs. A. Because I don't wish him to
read "blood-and-tbunder" trash.
Manager Did you see those sleeping
car that were reported on fire?
Engineer No, sir. When I got there
they were all smoking caia.
Th unlucky man seldom betters him
Mix ty eLvugla; kit poattlaa.
I Best Coagh Syrop. lastes Goua. TJie Q
II In time. Hold by druygrnta. P1
"7 'an., 'jfti