The Middleburgh post. (Middleburgh, Snyder Co., Pa.) 1883-1916, September 12, 1901, Image 6

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aytime to travel apimlnHf .-nt, other for
Mil work looking after our interests. SSOO
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ticles. U The Bulletin Press Association,
New Ysrk.
Next to making complaint! there la
thing so unprofitable as listening
to small trials. Learn to forget the
Blights, errors iu taste, and gossip
you sec or hear. Forget to roniem
ber the puzzles and wrongs you have
had to meet! as soon as you have
done Kur best to straighten them
out. Forget worries, small und great,
ensibly advises the Detroit Free
Press. They only wear out heart
nnd brain. Forgot humiliations,
cares and trials. Let your mind nnd
heart be filled with the goodness and
justice and beauty that are in the
world. Do not be like the soldier
who has fought one hard battle and
who spends the rest of his time
thinking and telling about it. There
Is nothing so inspiring as to ment
a wholesome, unselfish, happy human
being; and there is nothing so de
pressing us to meet one who insists
upon dwelling in misery and sharing
it ail with you. Learn to forget your
roubles, small and great, and to al
low others to forget fhem.
Care in the wording of a will is
something which can never safely be
negleoted. A man who died lately in
New York left his house, "with furni
ture and contents," to his wife. Oth
er relatives were named for specific
bequests or as residuary legatees.
The inventory of the estate disclosed
the fact that among the "contents"
of the house was a safe containing
over a hundred thousand dollars, be
sides which there was nothing of
account, either i -she house or out
of it. The widow naturally claimed
the safe, with all it contained, but
the courts have decided against her,
on the ground that the money can
not be considered as a part of the
"contents" of the house withis the
testatoi's probable meaning.
The Ousted rMieti 1 Times rel-itea I
, ,, , . ... . .
that while the choir of the Uaptist
rhurch was about to sing on a recent
Sunday evening a small brown dog,
with a consequential air and a cork
icrew curl in his tail, strutted up the
aisle and ranged himself beside the
fingers, with the starry gaze of the
crane-necked tenor who usually does
one end of the fashionable vocal eoo
crt. When the choir sang he shut his
eyes, gazed toward Heaven and howled
as though his heart would break. He
was removed from the church, but lin
gered .i round and Fang in full diapason
' whenever he heard the ehoir.
According to the report of the chief
Inspector of the pot office department
for the last fiscal year no less than
,0S8 post oflrcrs were robbed, 37 stasia
oosches were held up and 656 mall
pouches were stolen. In a smaller
cuntry. these figures would evidfcnoe
a-n. epidemic of eriaso against the mails,
but this is a big country and the at-'
tistics given are not so startling as
nay appear at first glance. Uncle
Sero, irpon the whole, guards his prop
erty very effect uetly.
A correspondent of the Lewisten
(Me.) Journal suggests that come eo :
ttrprising individual could get abun
dant wealth by startingan angleworm
farm. In the height of the season at
Rtngeley these worms sell at one dol
lar a quart, and the supply is never,
tqual to the demand.
If rod bsvenl a regal, '
ultliv inv,-mi'iit of thr
, .
, ry ilnv, nii I,. ill or nr. iverp yum
Kowais open. ann ua wrii. on- Mnor vio
lent pIivcmmpI' 1. 1 1 1 " sun, I iliOiirt o,n-. The Ktnnoth
OSt,aBaiet. moil perfect way or Iceaplag lai howeli
cli'urnml clsan lito taka
Pleatnnt. I'.ilMnbl", PoUnt. Taate 0 1. DoOMfl
Never Si, -I.. -ii. Welti. i n nr i.ilp,- in i.n-l! no
iier luix. Wrltn fin- loi r-,tiniW, uiel hooLiel on
health. Add roil I3S
rruuiMi stainr toar.iY, rimiuoar r.w voim.
(J VOL see, Mr. Spencer, I want to
I know exactly what men think
bout things, anil I hoped perhaps
tbitt us that ns, you know"
"I understand perfectly. Miss Ash-
ton. As 1 am old enough lo be your
father, you thought that my point of
view, though moss grown, might be
interesting. This is an age in which
a dignified imirtanca is allowed
even to the luo'ern antique. As a
modern antique, let me place myself
entirely at your disposal."
Of course, if you are going to be
Truy don't run away. Miss Ashton,
this is to le a perfectly calm delilirr-
at ion between vouth and age. Noth
ing niflh-s the surface of debate so
rapidly as the least hint of impa
tience. If you would allow mo to
smoks thanks, very much. 1 am now
all attention."
"Oh, if yon are going to be formal
and polite, Mr. Sfx-nccr, it makes ev
erything so stupid."
"Let in apologise at once for bit
politeness and my stupidity. Now,
suppose I lie-in this discussion instead
of you."
"How cun you. when you don't even
"We are sitting quite in the shade.
Mtea Ashton; except as a
weapon, that parasol
"If you are going to be tiresome, I
j "hall go in
"Well. I ink-lit lust start the sub
ject perhaps, and if you found me
wandering from the point you might
"Cannot you see that I am really
serious, Mr. Spencer'.'"
"I am sure you are, an I will begin
at once. You appeal to my ripe ex
perience. I am 43. The vicar will con
firm ths, he christened me. You, I
think, are 18. I beg your pardon, 19
last June. You arc staying here un
der the cure of yonr atrni. Your aunt
is highly to lie esteemed. You and I
both agree that the opinion of the
estimable person is valueless on all
practical questions. You, therefore,
come to me. A younger man would
feel flattered, while I merely gather !
that, in your opinion, I am not estima
ble." "Thank you, yes that Is a very
comfortable way of putting It."
"Your encouragement. Miss Ash
ton, is gratifying. Ie me see, where
was I? Ah, yes. being 1!. feminine
and perplexed, you want advice. This
seems to narrow the topics to two
only, say either a frock or a love
affair. Nowadays the man milliner is
doubtless a personage, but "
"Oh, it isn't a frock, Mr. Spencer."
"I feel so immensely relieved,
thought it would have been undenia
bly flattering If H had been a frock;
however, we wltl take H for granted frightening the ladies out of their
tfcen, that It is a lew affair. How lives perhaps for nothing. It's prob
I think, Miss Ashton, that it is your ably only something smouldering in
turn." the kitchen, there can have been no
"Oh, well, you see, you can perhaps other fires lighted in this weather,
hardly at least, I mean" J Let us Bee where we are first. Come
"No, I see I have not brought you along, boys, I'll show you the way."
to the point of fluency yet, so I will j When tha smoking room party in
eontinue. For the purpose of this 1 vaded the aacred precincts of the
oiscussion, ici us rougmy oivnie love
'affairs into two groups the first in
wWeh both parties are equally con-
vtneed. What they are convinced of
wemhi be a little tedious to specify. '
Let me, however, refer you to nny
third volume of any novel of the
early Victorian period. The more re
eent works are not always orthodox.
The second group comprises those
eomphcationsin which oaly one of the
two parties
"Have you ever met Fred Norman,
Mr. Spencer?"
"So it la Fred Norman, is it? Dear
m. Met him? Yes, of oourse I have.
His ploee Is only five mites off."
"Yes, I know, he was at the Andes
som' garden party oh, and lots of
other places."
Tie is a comely youth, and M is a
pretty property."
"How stupid men are. You sll think
that because a man is young and
good looking "
"About 3,000 acres of the best mead
ow land, I believe."
"I wish you would not interrupt
me, Mr. Spencer; you nil think that could be dons was to check Its spread
toe whole sex must worship him." Ing from the west wing of the houae
"Pardon me, I never mentioned by keeping up as oonstant a cascade
worship, or even hinted of love. To of water as possible with stable buck
arrive at a sound conclusion from a rts upon the rooms adjoining the out
discussion such as this. It is necessary break. - The fire, however, continued,
to duly marshal the facts. Kindly to extend its borders fn all directions,
let me resume, Miss Ashton. The as the now white-hot brickwork of
bases of our discussion is now youth, the chimney communicated dest rue
good looks and the 3,000 aores prin- tion to the paneling of all the rooms
cipally meadow land." that surrounded its glowing shaft.
"Mr. Spencer, I hate yon. I won- ' The noise of hese proceedings had
der whether you were ever in love in the mean time roused the whole
yourself." house. Amy Ashton had hurried into
"Miss Ashton, let me reassure you. a peignor and a pair of slippers, and
I am a man with a past. At four was just hesitating at her door before
years of age, I made matrimonial ovee- making a dash over to her aunt's bed-
tures to my nurse; the good woman room for consolation and advice, when
still llyes, and my life is shadowed by Spencer, begrimed with smoke
this youthful indiscretion, lint come, rushed along the corridor. Confronted
we are wandering from our moutons y sudden temptation, human nature
and the pasture liind. Our problem is but weak. This glorious and tin-
now is a one-sided love nffair, in looked-for opportunity of holding in
which Fred Norman Is heart broken, his arms, for just five short minutes,
while you are scathless. Had it beeti this most tempting and tantalizing
otherwise, I should never have keen of girls wan too much for him. lie
consulted. I am sure." knew that, to her, he was merely a
Mr. Spencer, how clever of you to middle-aged fogy; in a few months
" she would probably marry Fred Nor-
"Lct us confine ourselves to facts, mini or some other young cub. His
please. Miss Ashton, and do remember bouse might burn to cinders for all
that the on rtv is 3.000 acres in if that he cared, but the wild intoxiea-
ring fence."
"Oh, bother the acres! Well, Mr.
Norman wants me to let. him know
by what train I am giang bnck to
town on Wednesday. Now, do you
think he would be I mean if I did,
should I be You sec. no cir-1 in these
davs like to be thought absurdly
"Let me put N to yon In this way.
Miss Ashton. We will sgree that you
don't particularly care for Fred Nor
man. Somewhere, lurking in a quiet
torner, you, no doubt, have a girlish
(ileal. Let me suggest, perhaps, a
hero with raven locks and a sweeping
noustache, who bites his nether lip.
snd paces the npartment with long,
Irregular strides.
"Please, do be serious, Mr. Spencer."
"Well, now, I must really be quit
serious. Miss Ashton. Suppose some
flay that you meet this ideal or some
other ideal, would you quite like to
tell him that you wrote to young
NoSrman about your train as the
Strong probability is that. If you do,
he will be your follow traveler."
"Thank you very much, Mr. Spen-
rer. You can be "so nice, whea you
like. 1 am going in now to make my-
Mji pretty for lunch. I wonder where
the others have been all the morn-
It was more than an hour past mid
night: the men of the party staying
at Wllmer'l court were still louaging
In the smoking room. There is an
entirely baseless superstition among
all men in all country houses that
their combined conversational powera
are equal to the task of keeping
each other amused for three hours
or so nightly. It is a superstition
that will never die, though it is proved
to be an absolute fallacy in hun
dreds of houses night after night.
The flow of talk had gradually died
nway into spasmodic inanitiei, when
the signal was given for abrupt de
parture by the remark: "I wonder
i whether any of you remember that
red setter of mine called 'Victor?'"
The drowsiest of smokers jumped to
his feet with miraculous promptitude
and made n dash for the hall, the
dreariness nnd glaring impossibility
nf the after-midnight dog story are
beyond human endurance. Fishing
exploits stimulate healthy imaginative
rivalry, but dog stories are funeral.
The yearning for bed was universal
There are two or three little details
which are never omitted at the d
Journment of the smoking room par
liament. The first thing is for eviry
one to express his surprise. In an Bl
most Injured tone, at the lateness of
Ihe hour; snd then, in deference to
the sleeping household, heavyweight
men creak about on exasperatingly
noisy tiptoe and exchange hoarse
shouts of good-night with one an
other in what thy fondly imagine to
be a subdued whisper. As these in
teresting ceremonies were being per
formed with all due punctilio, some
one noticed a strong smell of burn
ing wood, indeed, it was so strong
that he actually ventured to break in
upon the hoots of good-night around
him to draw attention to it.
"You may be your life. Spencer,
my boy, that this old barrack of yours
Is on fire. You had better rouse the
servants, and get the womenfolk
down stairs quietly."
"Don't be an ass, Ted, it is no use
aucnen uiere was no longer room ior
doubt about the fire. The roar of the
flames could be heard in the enormous
rnvern of the old-fashioned chimney,
snd a brilliant red light shone upon
the hearthstone and the kitchen floor,
"Cut over to the stables, Charlie,
will you, and get them to saddle
Quickstep for you, and hurry into
Lilfield as hard ae you can go. The
fire engine is at the town hall. They
may perhaps turn out a little quick
er for you than they would for a
groom, and you needn't mind knock
ing the horse up; it can't be helped.
Send the men frojn the stables over
here as sown as they have saddled
your horse."
"Come along, you men, we can do
nothing down here. Ill take you up
on the roof by the back stairs. Came
up nn quickly as you can. We had
better get the blankets out of the
spare rooms and try to stifle the chim
ney. There are . some water jugs in
that pantry, they'll be useful."
All efforts t extinguish the fire
were, however, in vein; the most that
tion of having her in his arms for
those few minutes, he resolved shouVl
lie bis. With a resolute mnn, to think
is to net. He huraied toward her.
"There is not a minute to be lost.
Miss Ashton; trust yourself entirely
to me." With these words he lifted
her boldly from the ground
.snion nsa no lime to mins.; uer arm
. . . , . i i . . , i . . i
4. ,11 n .i I 1 1 1 1 1- ononirli iinw, tila Y-irrlit.
" aam aj -."""IS- -f a"-
ahosMer as he lifted her with Mat
left arm and carried her out to the
main staircase.
Every one who was sufficiently clad
to make an appearance in public had
hurried to the seat of operations in
the neighborhood of the back itairs
and the kitchen.
Spencer carried his fair burden
down the deserted staircase and
through the hall, and set her gently
upon her feet in the garden. As Amy
Ashton touched the ground
more, the flames leaped
from the
burning roof and chimney, and her i era determined to rid their farms of
eyes n;ct Silencer's by the weird glow ! all forms of objectionable weed life
of the fire; something she read in his i will attain the ends sought. Individ
glance roi!sed all the womanhood in ' al activity In this direction ia high
"Mr. Spencer, how dared you touch
me? How dared you carry me? It
was a stupid schoolboy trick. I could
have i e, down stairs perfectly
easily. It WSS cowardly of you to
take such advnntaire of my fright."
The exciten.cnt was over and the
re-action hail set in. Amy Ashtonis
feelings at this moment were difficult
to analve. Hatred of the mnn who
bad dared to do this thing and con
tempt tor having been so easily
trapped were both fighting for the
mustery of her mind, while lioth these
emotions were in turn almost numbed
by the sickening recollection that her
hair whs as she had arranged it when
retiring for the night, nnd descended
down her back in the severe sim
plicity of a plaited pigtail. She grew
hot all over with shame as she fancied
that she could still feel the pressure
of the man's arms about her body,
and then her hair 'how can nn un
fortunate girl assert herself with her
hair in a pigtail? The position was I their tops be kept cut off at the sur
hideous; maidenly dignity cowed by j 'ace of the ground, no stems being
us own pigtail, totally vanity won
the day, as it is apt to do with men
and women alike. "Meing carried, aft
er all, was not so very dreadful, in
fact rather rather Well, at any
rate, that part was not so dreadful
but the plgtah?" That thought
crushed her.
Her mental torture was suddenly
broken in upon by shouts, the noise
of grinding wheels, the thunder of
hoofs and the jinple of harness, The
fire engine had arrived.
Amy Ashton stood by Spencer's
side, in the warmth , of the summer
night, fascinated by the scene. The
ruddy glow of the lire turned the
tree trunks and foliage of the avenue
bright red, and lit up human faces
with a curious vivid beauty. The wild
energy of the inexperienced amateurs
gave place to the cool, methodical
strategy of the fully-equipped trained
men. There was hardly a breath of
air atlrring, and the Are rapidly died
down as soon as the engine got
steadily at work. The color faded out
of the landscape, and the threatened
house stood out black against the sky.
"I must go in at once, please. Mr.
Bpencer. It feels quite chilly now."
"Please say you will forgive me,
Miss Ashton, before you go. The
temptntlon was great."
"I don't want to hear about the
temptation. Pray, what would my
ideal man say to the confession that
I was imbecile enough to allow a man
to carry me about without any suffi
cient reason?" And Miss Ashton
laughed a mirthless laugh.
"Well, you ran at any rate explain
to your ideal that the man who car
ried you proposed to marry you on
the same evening. Any sensible man,
ideal or otherwise, will allow for an
other man being a bit of an idiot
when he is on the verge of a pro
posal." "Mr. Sencer, this began by what I
suppose I must regard as a joke,
though it was in wretched taste, more
especially with a guest in your own
house; but to enrry it further is a
deliberate insult."
"Amy, darling, I don't care a flg for
the Meal man' and his fancies; I want
you, seriously, myself. I have loved
you since the day that you first came
here. You always treat me as if I
were, your grandfather, but I love you
as dearly as man ever lowed woman."
"Well, supposing that I say I for
give you for daring to carry me, and
that we part In a friendly
"No, I will accept no compromise; I
will have an answer now."
"It is very unfair to keep me here
in the cold; besides, think of Aunt
Charlotte. Well, perhaps I will then
some day when I have quite forgot
ten the fire and all the rest, you know.
Frank, you must let me go, that was
the worst part of It, because it was s
simply hateful trick to play on a girL
Why, I never knew it myself until yes
terday, when you began talking about
my ideal man. Oh, Frank, I had quite
forgotten my hair for a moment. I'll
never speak to you again never, if
you don't let me run away at once
Frank, I said at once!"
"Looking at the house from the
outside, Frank, you really would not
think that much damage had been
"No, considering what might have
been. It was a very cheap entertain
ment." "Don't be stupid, Frank. When
are the builders coming down?"
"My darling girl, that is just what
I wanted to consult you about. I
thought that our wisest plan would
be for you to marry me at once. The
men could begin ns soon as wc came
home from our honeymoon."
"Frank, you are horrid. I won't
hear of it yet."
"We must have a roof on beforo the
winter sets in, but in the meantime a
roof is not one of the first essentials
to housekeeping." The King.
The Denr t.trlo.
Miss Tellit Susie Anteek Rays that
young Bimer, the poet, has written
some verses entitled, 'Lines to Susie's
Miss Sczit Well, I don't call it very
kind of him to draw attention to her
crow's feet." Baltimore American. ,
Holloas Plaat Growtk More
faan Aarthlnar Elae to Leaaeo
the I'roflta of Farming.
How are weeds to be eradicated?
: Know what kinds of weeda infest your
premises. Know their characteristics
and habits of growth. Learn how
they propagate themselves. Study
them from every standpoint. Then
apply the remedy which will suggest
' Itself. Concerted action among farm-
ly desirable, but without harmonious
I iction among all interested it will
require a much longer period. Indi-
ridual effort will beget larger inter
: rst and purpose, and the result will
i he that in a short time the entire
! country will be inoculated with the
' weed-destroying fever. Then weeds
will go.
The destruction of nnnual weeds is
accomplished by preventing them
from producing seed, which involves
the cutting off of tops before seed is
produced, Hiennials, which propa
pate by root stalks and seeds, re-
quire more rigid methods of eradi-
j ration. They yield only to persistent
i cutting off of tops which prevents
' seeds from forming and deprives
mem 01 piant 000 from the air.
Perennial are still more stubborn
than either of the others. Most
weeds are perennials. Annuals are
the most easily destroyed. All kinds
of weeds, whether annuals, biennials
nr perennials, may be destroyed if
permitted to develop. This results
In the starvation of the roots, as it
were; the laboratory with which they
set in harmony being removed their
own functions are destroyed. Many
kinds of weeds may be smothered
oirt by Bowing the infested land to
grass or other crops which are known
to possess hnrdincsH and thick-grow-
! ing habits.
Let everv farmer eonsider himself
a committee appointed by his best
Interests to eradicate all the weeds
on his own farm, lie thus may be
gin the weed destruction movement
whose outcome will' bo the total
elimination of the thousands of va
rieties of weeds which so seriously
menace agriculture and so materially
lessen Its returns. Farmers' Voice.
Will Mark Two Rowa at a Time nia
tlaetly, No Matter How Rongh
the Urnd May Be.
The implement shown in the illus
tration will mark two rows at a time,
and make them distinct, no matter
how rough the ground may be. The
construction ia readily shown in the
accompanying illustration. The
guide, c, is so arranged that it ctn !
be reversed on turning, by simplj
throwing it over to the other side.
It is bolted to the block, r, and be
ing in front of a, is held in place;
I is s round iron and springs readily
If it comes in contact with a clod or
stump. This arrangement lor at
taching the guide ' is much better
than using a chain. Orange Judd
Bis Loaa Cauaed br Iaaeete.
It is estimated that a tenth of the
agricultural output of this country is
ruined annually by insects, hence the
necessity of keen, careful observation
on the part of the farmer. As a rule
It is not the creature responsible for
serious loss of crops that is first seen,
but the damaged crop itself. The re
verse should be true. By using his eyes
more freely, the average farmer could
foresee in most cases damage to hla
crops by Injurious pests, and arm
himself with the weapons of defense.
In some instances disastrous insect
Invasions oould be largely averted, if
faets were generally reported to the
varloaa esperiment stations. Orange
Judd Farmer.
Fla-ht on American Corn. "'
Americsn corn is now the object of
sttsck of the French agrarians.
United States Consul Thackera, at
Havre, makes this subject the basis of
a considerable report to the state de
partment. He says, in brief, that the
agrarians and some other interests be
came alarmed some time ago at the
increasing use of foreign corn and
have succeeded in having two bills re
ported for passage, the first regulat
ing the temporary admission of corn
and the second fixing the duty on grain
at 90 rents, instead of 5S cents per 100
kilogrammes and increasing the duty
on flour made from corn from live
francs to eight francs per 100 kilo
grammes. Insect In Stored firntn.
The best way lo kill these insects is I
to use bisulphide of carbon. This
liquid quickly exhales ns deadly gas, i
which is heavier than air anil rinks
down through the grain. Put the
bisulphide in B deep dish at the top of
the grain. Close the bin ami make it
us nearly airtight as possible by
throwing blankets or bags over tho 1
top. 1 M liquid will evaporate and the
pas will work down through the grain.
The gas is deadly and very quick to
take fire. Do not breathe close to the
dish, or bring any light near it.
liural New Yorker.
lis a natural instinct which shows itself
I in the girl as soon as she is big enough
to play the mother to her doll. Unfor
tunately the womanly health does not
always keep pace with the motherly in
stinct, and when
real motherhood
comes it often
comes to mothers
who suffer intol
erably during ma
lty and who
are unable to
ssrse the weak
ling child which
frets snd moans
in their arms.
Motherhood is
Tirenarivl for a nit
fi Bl provided for
the use of 'Dr.
MB & Pieroe's Favorite
aw i.A..;..;
1 11. iipuini. II
cures nausea,
tranquilues the
aau nerves, gives a
healthy appetite
JH and promotes rest-
ful sleep. It
makes the baby's
advent practioallv painless, and gives
the mother abundant strength to nurse
her child.
Accept no substitute for " Favorite Pre
scription, a There is nothing "just as
good" for week and sickly women.
"Two yean mfo I wan very aick and began
Uklnx Tour 1 Favorite Prescription.' " writes
Mrs. En. Huckrtt. of Chardon. Oeauga Co.,
Ohio. "When my liahy boy carat he weighed
twelve poanda and a half. Have had good
health ever aince, until about three week ago,
when weaning my bsey, 1 contracted a heavy
oold. Am UkiasTour 'Ooldcn Medical Uiscov
rrv I am thankral that poor mfferera have
aurh a grand chance lo regain their healtk bv
uaing Dr. Pierce' medicines, ft would take
pagri to tell the good it has don iu our family,
and in a great many more families under my
"I thank you for your kind medical advica."
Dr. Pierce's Medical Adviser in paper
covers is sent free on receipt of ai cents
in one-cent stamps to pay expense of
mailing only. Address Dr. R. . Pierce,
Buffalo, N. Y.
Docking horses' tails is a needless
cruelly. It is strange in this day
A Barbae...' when 80 D,uck ls
said and written on
Practice. . . . . .
the subject of
cruelty, when humane societies arc
wielding so beneficent an influence,
that men will still persist in the prac
tice of so barbarous a taste. There
Is much suffering caused to a horse ay
this, besides that of operation. He is
constantly annoyed by small flies and
mosquitoes on tender portions sf his
skin from which he has no relief ex
cept by the use of his tall. While the
man of wealth may keep coachmen to
care for bis horses, there are hours
out of the S4 when he is left to himself
and has to bear his annoyances as best
he oan. And when this "stylish" coach,
horse has served his purpose for this
use and must be replaced by younger
and more spirited beasts, he is sold to
more plebeian labor, and cannot receive
auch care as has been his, what then?
It ia gratifying to know that doclM
horses will not be taken into the reg
ular service of the armies of the Unit
ed Statea and Oreat Britain, and every
cavalryman long enough in the service
to know is dead against the practice
of docking. An influential paper on
questions pertaining to horses, the
Livery, says: "If the ladies refuse to
ride behind docked horses this mutila
tion will soon cease." What thinking,
feeling woman is Willing to bear the
responsibility and blame for this cruel
outrage on that noble beast, helpless
in our hands, our willing servant, f He
horse? From an artistic point of view
the docked horse is hideous. The sot -ur
1 tail, long and full, is just the touch
to Perfect the outlines of this beauti
ful aaimsL The docked tail is mutila
tion and. a deformity. Do not deprive
your hoiae of his right to the conven
ience and beauty of that which is by
nature hi.
Adnlterated flowers are the latest
blow at civilization. A bright oarna
tton used as a btutonniere is composed
of sliced turnip, dyed with acid ma
genta, and scented with a combination
Bli called "oeillt t"
Proof ot
I Well, William, cid you give the gov
amor my note?" aiked the gentleman
of hts rustic servant.
"Yes, sir, I gave itto him, but there'a
no use writing letteis to him, he can't
aee to read 'em. Het blind, sir, blind
as a bat."
"Yes, sir, blind. Twfct he asked me
where my hat was, ancf had Ron my
head all the time. Blint as a bat, sir.
No doubt about it!" Chicago Tribune.
Tm BaajaT.tlie.
Planngan I didn't setvou at the
baseball game yesterdayfafternoon,
Madden No. Th' onmpai has shut
down on th' men goin' to kll games
any more. 1
Flanagan What's all thatVor?
Madden Shure, they dot want
'em to hear the umpire ealn 'em
out on strikes, I guese. Judg.
What Klale Said.
"I'm afraid I can't interest U five-year-old
Elsie in fairy tales any
"And why not ?"
"I was telling her about the iTdrtJ
Thieves,' nnd when I got to the 40
oil jars with a thief in each jar, vlnt
do you suppose she said?"
"I give it up."
"She said: 'Wouldn't that jar yot?'
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