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'.' '(""" ; • ' ° ' . ' INTELLIGENT ANIMALS. ?$^»:?:p^;m^^ ..':' '^y<v.<gJjP'..':'"'!••.:' • .-...":• ••• -';•. ;•'•'•••"•' '• '•'•: •j^r : 2±^_^_^ l ^_^±±^^ I The Strain of Tlloocl Han Mnch to Do with Tduir JJritin Powtir. There in just as much difference be- •tween the intelligence of blooded animals and scrubs as there is between the intolliyonci! of educated and uneducated persons. As a rule, educated men are "a.s kind as kittens." li they have any "crotchets" it in very rare that they exhibit them. They endeavor to make themselves agreeable . .to everybody, hi^h and low; and it is ;i •pleasure to have ' associations with them; but the uneducated are too often boorish ond unpleasant to deal with. They have their notions of matters, often not founded on f;ict or reason, rind If crossed in their viewsrm ebullition o1 temper is apt to result. The. thoroughbred man. when in conversation with a scrub man, generally tries to ascot-lair what the lattor really does or does not know, while the .scrub usually jfoos on with a voluble tongue and tells all he knows and much that he does not kuow, and his speech is interjectei chock full oCffi-cat Is. And this is the difference. A scrub horse (loos not know much for a horse; neither can he learn. There is not enough irray matter in his skull to lie a fairly teachable animal. Kalky. runawty, vicious horses are almost invariably of this cla Thoroughbred equines arc altogether different animal*. They "taki:" to education a-; a calf dm:* to milk-, and seem t.<> delight in b«iu<f tntorc-d. In acqulria ', h-nou-led;,'*-, there: is as much difl'en-nco bi.-twoim them and scrubs as then: is between bright white men tind 'African m:-rot^. They l>n-,sf:-,s the brain, ami know "r loam many tilings l>y ititiiit.iini. All horsemen know this. J will clfc imly one-cas l; . A la>ly reared a blo'iiled man: from a coll. .She had tho entire handling of the animal. \Vlioii .she eame to Urive it before the carriii','e, anil ffavo it the word to start. tho uiii.ru invariably looko-I around before she '.voiilil ;,•"", to w:i: if the n:i::s were up ami all in roailinoss Driving before a sleigh one day, the vehicle overturned. Tim man: M.oppod short. When thy sleigh was i-iyhted anil word g-ivuu to ;;•!.> Lin- man: luokoil arouml as usual, 'but refused to start. 'Ir.sload, she tlaneud about jfcntly, and kept > "turning her head around ami looking •back. Thinking something was wroti^ 1 , tho lady looked about, too, when sho discovered her extra shawl lyiir; fin the snow-crust at hoinodislanco, whore' the wind liail blown it. \Vlion this was recovered, word to f,'O W:ISK'' VU " a.'^ain, the rnaru saw all was ritfht ami then moved on. It is iinnoonssary to state what a larfjc majority of scrubs would h;nvi! done umlor simihu- circumstances. Mulos aro the dullest of all farm animals. They arc tho Ishmat-Is of the brute creation. Their iie.els art- against cvcryboily ami evoryboily's heels aro against them, and this because they have no brae-din:; whatever, .lersoy cow.s evince the most noble hrecdini;. No animals aro kinder or g-unllor. Tho lloLsteius do not'lack intcllis-cnco. When at tlio Smith v t Powell stoelc farm ii\ contt-a.1 New York a few years ago. they had a honl of sixty milch cows. In comiiif,'- from pasture to barn they had to turn a square corner where tho Inittcr-malccr re.siJeil. Tho house was back from the .street linusomu distance: there was a [lower franlen in front ami on the corner, which was not protected by a fence. Looking out of tho wim'V->w anil observing the cows approaching, I asked the butter-maker if he wa.s not ^'oiu^' out to protect his flowers, lie replied, "No, sir; the cows have been tohl to let-op olT, and they never molest the fr:i.i-uon. They seem to know it is forbiilclen ground." On that six luimlrevl-aerc farm there are few or no inside fenee-i. The proprietors find it cheaper to emploj" a boy herder tlurn to maintain fonees. There are hav, (fi-alii ami pasture fields adjoining: but tho cow.s havo learned to keep where they belong, and it is rare that one steps over the boundary. It can be easily imagined what would occur to this flower <;anJen and the frraia fields were this merely a herd of scrub COWS. My neighbor has a full-blood Chester White boar. Two or throe times ho has entered open barn or shed doors, where it was not proper for him to be, On these occasions he was driven out and scolded. Never since h.-vs he attempted to enter through one of those doors, even when open all day. Thu attendant says: "I could not drive him into one of these doors now. Fie seems to know ho is not wanted there." He "knows" because he lias the intolli- pence. Wu have a blooded do? which weighs eighteen pounds. Ho is a persistent hunter for all sorts of small animals that infest the farm. It is amnsiiiR- to observe- the iatellijrence he displays sometimes. 1 saw his first encounter with a snake, lie cautrht thesuaku by the neck, and, in a second, the reptile nacl wound his tail around ono of tho dog's lejrs. There was "iiround and lofty tumbling-," with several "ki-yi's" for a few minutes. ,\Vhen the snake's hold was broken, the do? ohanjred his tactics, and seizing- the suako by the tail, swung- him full lenjrth in the air several times, slapping his head upon the ground each time he came down, aud this continued until the life was tcaten out of him. After destroying: all the woodchucks on the farm, he visited daily a deep, J wooded ravine near by, through which j a stream of water runs, \Voodohucks , burrowed near the tops of the banks, ' as is their custom. It was the dofr'n habit to lie in hiding near by and watch for a "chuck" jroin^ down to drink. If small, he would crive battle at once and km him; but if large enough to be a match for him, he would worry him, clinch him by_ the hind parts when he could and jerk him toward the nearest deep water hole, and when he reached the brink he would watch his chances and jerk the animal into the water and drown him. He once killed a chuck in 'this tnannet that weighed twenty-two pounds—four more than his own weight. "A cur of low degree" goes in for a fight at once, whether he whips or gets whipped. He does not know enough to apply "tactics." These incidents arc related only to show the superior intelligence blooded animals possess, and as such they cause their owners more pleasiire and"much loss worry than scrubs. Besides, blooded meat animals keep and fatten easier, and all oi them arc usually much more profitable, "lilood will tell," but not every titne. J''or some unknown reason there is an occasional blooded scrub, as there is once in a while a dull child amongst a family of bright children.—Dr. Galen Wilson, ia Practical J.«'arrner. THE BEAUTY DOCTOR. Fuclnl Diimiixltlni; 11 New Mctlirnl for Improving Cfmipli-xioiH. Far in the lead among womnn broad- winners comes the beauty-maker. An artist she must be, and an art she must make it, and not a fraudulent trade, hnrdlv above the fortune-telling and seances formerly coupled with it. The art of beauty calls for the Shiest skill of the physician, and the studio for the culorisl, the modeler, the musician, all have their part in this craft uf crafts. It is the art of inspiration, over and above the health and the removal oE the defects. Doctors give a shame faced attendance, to the removal of blemishes, they apologetically say, "for tiie money's sake," as if that were any better than to say for the beauty's sake. The business needs.women uf refine meat and skill to bring it into proper repute. The modern artist throws the ear- mine saucer and powder box out of the window, and half the petty devices of the dressing table after them, lilec- tro-thera[)CUties, gymnastics, mechanical massage, baths of fragrance and balm come within her scope, and restore to women their lost youth and charm —nay, to many women a youth or charm they never knew before. The processes of her special art are as old as the days outside Kdec, the myrrh fnines, the vapor bath and unctuous clay, the decoctions which restore the nerves. The unpleasant massage which requires the personal contact of strangers is changed for mechanical frictions and movements far more agreeable than the cold palms of hired handmaids, the magnetic touch and creepy professional smile of the doubtful madarae. Facial massage, with its disagreeable necessity of being handled and fingered by girls.intoioriiblc to women oi refinement, is displaced by the new process of damasking- the face, a process as exquisite and charming as the other is repugnant. A pallid woman wishes to restore her color or gain what she never had, the artist does not paint or rub her cheeks, but treats her feet, her hands, .and with a colorless wash brings the blood to the snrfaeo where it should be. She is Hushed, and counter irritation changes the peony color to the rose. The art has been studied for the age of the world, but it has as much to develop as any other. Electricity has revealed more in the last, twenty years than the world knew in sixty centuries before, and there is no branch of science which has not something to yield for tho beautifying and physical perfecting of the race. Of course, all this skill must pny its professors, a,s it ought, for such knowledge is not picked up in a dav, nor is it learned at all by doctors who take to its practice dis- .lainfully as giving more money than ess reputable branches of their profession. The art of cleanliness, sweetness, sane living and purity of body and soul is notonc .for such handling.— hie;i"'o Journal. Tho liunil « iis AI \v>i.->» There. A gentlemanly merchant traveler in a railway carriage met a lady and politely rendered hersuch assistance that she reciprocated by permitting him to talk to her. lie became quite friendly, and desired to know where she lived and who she was. "0," she replied, "I'm only an ordinary little woman, but my friends persist in trying to make me somebody." "Ah," was the gallant answer, "I am sure they act quite wiscl}' and with ocxl tn-Ue." "Von flatter me, sir, and yet I have no doubt a band will meet at the station when I arrive at \Viudsor." '.Indeed," he replied, in open-eyed astonishmirut 'XVs. and the same band always meets me. Isn't that flattering?" "Very, mv dear miss; but may I ask what band it is that is always so honored?" "O, yes, certainly; it is a husband." He caught on tc the arm of the seat foramiaute and then went into the next carriage and bumped his head during the change.—Tit-Bits. —Peru is a v'c'ry large state, having 4i.;3,0;)0 square niiU-s. beinir almost as larire as the corn Dined states of Texas, ilontana and Nevmlu- —"woes your new aress nt you vreu, Clara?" "Oh. splendidly! I can hardly move or breathe in it."—TitrBita A SENSATIONAL SHOT. PartOD Anderson WM • tittle on th» Shoot nimielf. "There's no use talkin', foxes is cnu- nin* critters," remarked Deacon Dan De>eter, with a dreamy, far-off look in his eyes, as though he was running over in hia mind a long-forgotten incident in his early life. "Foxes ain't no cunnin'er then some two-legged critters thet don't live fur 'bout here," replied Deacon Al Puterbaugh, looking about him for evidences of approval from those gathered in Sy Perrigo's grocery store. "\Vhatbeye hintin' on, Al?" asked Deacon Deeter, bristling up. "Ye bin slurrin' 'round here fur sum time back. 1 reckon old Nancy hes bin straighten- in' things 'round" in th' Puterbaugh shanty ov late. 'Peers like Nancy bullies Al t'hum an' he takes t' bullyin' hi.s /rien's to git squar'," continued tho Deacon, addressing the others. "Tut, tut, brethren," admonished Parson Joshua Anderson in a soothing voice, "they ain't no use bringin' in family matters. Ye all know Nancy, an' ye all know Al, an'he don't git rode over rough-shod t' hum no mor'n most folks as lives 'round Harvey's Lake. Hut Deacon Deeter is'bout right wen he se/ that foxes is eunnin' critters." "I reckon Deeter knows more 'bout hard eider than he do 'bout foxes," remarked Al, still unpacifiod. "f ain't makin' no claim t' know.in.' mor'n other folks 'bout foxes nor noth- in' else, but sum folks is conxin' scabs on their nose, b' jinks by talkin' too much with their mouth," hotly replioc Deacon Deeter. between wild gesticulations and spitting of tobacco juice. "Yes, a.:i' sum folks better stick t' peel in' bark otV'n hemlock logs, b' jinks, ihun L'try peelin' IxirkoiT'n tlu-r' neighbors' noses," was Deacon Puter- baiigh's wrathlul answer, as he stooc up as though expecting an attack. "Kriens'. I'm .s^prised t'see th'spirit ov .Satan risin' up ycr bosom." quietly remarked Parson Anderson, in an injured tone. ";JQ' w'en th' church pillars is shakin' each other's foundation, b' ginger, th' ain't no nsi; fur yer b'lov'il parson preaehin' agin sin. Foxes is eunnin' an' b'ai-s is fighters, but they ain't no more fighters then th' pillar: ov th' church, b' ginger. Dcers is eun- nin', too," continued the parson, "an hard to shoot, onloss ye know how t go 'bout it. I don't take no credit fur killm' deer imr b'ar w'en I'm facing 'em, but w'cn ye kin shoot a deer with yer back turned to him, I call that good hhootin'." "Who has been killing a deer with his baclc toward it?" asked Grocery man Pervigo. ''I hcv, b' ginger," replied the parson, "an' I did it no latcr'n last Saturday." "Sum folks kin do powerful an' amazin' shootin' when ther out 'lone," was sarcastically interjected by Deacon Pnterbtvugh, who prides himself on being the best rifle shot on the lake shore. . "Yes, an' sum folks herc'bouts thinks they're th' only ones kin shoot a rifle, but they ain't, b' ginger, not' by a long shot," replied the parson, considerably nettled, us he took a big chew of line cut. "It do seem onpossiblo to kill a deer w'en ye ain't lookin' at him at all, parson, but cf ye say ye done it, why, 'course ye done it, thet's all they' is 'bout it," said Deacon Deeter. "Of course, parson, we don't doubt your having killed Una deer, just as you say, and we would like to hour just how you did it," encouraged Perrigo. "1 don't mind tellin'J'e how I killed a deer wcu my back were turned to him, an' the"doubtin' Thomasssneedn't stop lie.-c to listen ef they don't want to." said tho parson, looking hard at Deacon Puterbaugh, who didn't move an eyelash, and then continued: "[ were huntin' over to P.owman's creek last Friday, an' didn't see no deer si^u, so I started back hum Saturday moi-nin', comin' 'round by Beaver Run an' kem in jist back ov Jim Barnum's thirty-ii' acre lot. \Ven I kem to th' shore ov Harvey's Lake I went 'round by Albert Lewis' saw mill to th' oast shore, an' didn't see no rieer sign. Wen I got to th' rock ridge thet rises up pcrpendic'ler at Wilier Pint, I hed give up seein' deer, an' thought thet mcbbe I could shoot a hump-back pike er two, hevin' often shot 'em there afore. 1 snuck 'long th' water edge, below th'ledge, quiet like, lookin' fur fish in th' shaller water. I didn't see no fish, but I could see all th' trees a a' bushes on th' top ov th' ledge in th' smooth water ov th' lake, jest like lookin' in a lookin'-gla.ss. I were lookia' out on th' lake, thinkin' mebbe some feller hed'driv a deer into th' lake, but didn't see none. Wen I looked down iigin, there, right in th' lookia'-g-lass- pictnr ov trees an' rocks ou th" water I see a big buck standin'. I had my riScon my right shoulJer. bull knowed e£ I turned Touud th' deer would see me an' turn tail, an 1 I wouldn't git no shot at him. An' right there is wen my injinuity cum into play—hunters hev to iicv injinuity cf they want to shoot deer an' b'ar. I jest let th' stock ov ray rifle slide down so's th' barrel jest rested onto my shoulder, an" usia' th' water fur a lookin'-glass I sighted 'long th' barrel till I got a bead on thet deer's head, jest where I knowed th' ears were, till I could see th' deer's head plain 'long th' sights, then I jest quietly put th' toe ov my right boot agin" th' heel ov my left boot an' slipped 1 th' left 1 boot off. Then I took a keeriul sight agin an'pulled th' trigger with my big toe, aud I knowed, V ginger, thet I hed pinked thet buck, fur ho kem tumblin' down th' ledge an ^ Perfect health 5s maintained by expelling from the body the decayed product of digestion. Con-. ^ stipatiou, with the terrible results follow in? th?. absorption of excreta, is quickly relieved by 5 LEMON TONIC LAXATIVE. The refreshing properties derived from lemons vrith the Tonic iell not m«re"n sue loot irom wnere i were standing I was 'fraid, b' ginger, thet he'd fall onto me." "Did ye hit him in th' ear, parson?" asked Deacon Puterbaugh. '''Yes. I did, b' ginger; an' what's more. I hit him in th' hind foot, too," replied the parson. "You don't mean to sa}-, parson, thet ye hit a deer in th' hind foot an' in th* ear with th' same bullet, do ye?" asked Deacon Deeter, somewhat staggered. "Thet's jest what 1 mean to say, b 1 ginger," replied th* parson. "Ye see," hccontinued, "it were this w:iv: Je-t i'~ I were puliin' th' trigger th' deer must hev put up his hind foot to scratch a fly, or suthin* ofTn his car, .an' the bullet kem'long an'hit his foot an* went on through th' ear an' into the head an' killed him. Deacon Puterbaug-h there kin tell ye—ef he's amind to— that ho shot a deer's tail off and broke his nock with one bullut, one time wen me an' him was huntin' deer up to Frank Rickett's, on North Mountain.— Philadelphia Times. ' _ STATUARY AT THE CAPITOL. A N;iUon:U ItrpoMUury for Mm FiKf«» ° f Furnous Muri. In IS'M congress passed nn act setting apart the old hall of the house of representatives in the capitol at Washington, .is a national statuary hall. 1'y this act the president was authorised to invite each si ale of the l.'nion to furnish for the hail statues of not more than two of its famous citizens who wore no longer living. The purpose of the act was distinctly seutimental anil patriotic. It gave an opportunity to each .state to present to tho frequent observation, not only of the public servants in the national capital, but of tho thousands of visitors v.'ho constantly throng the eapitol, the forms aud faces of tho men who li:id-in their lives boon most eminent in the service of the states. The Statuary hall, though in its situ- tion a kind of national Pantheon or Valhalla, is really to be the means of keeping frosh tho fame of tho most illustrious sons and statesmen of the respective states. We say it "is to be," for as ye.I only a .small minority of the states have responded to the national invitation to COD tribute statues. Although it :s more than thirty years since tho hall was made ready and the invitation extended, only twelve states have as yet responded, Rhode Island was tho first state to accept tbo invitation, and to place in tho hall the statues of the two men most eminent in its historj—Roger Williams, its brave and pious founder and Gen. Nathaniel Greene, the revolutionary soldier. The latest state to respond has been New Hampshire, which has erected statues of Daniel Webster—a very great man, whom New Hampshire, as has been said, gave to Massachusetts—and Gen. John Stark, a true hero of the revolution. . New York has sent the statues of George Clinton and Robert Livingston; Connecticut those of Jonathan Tvuui- bull and 1 Roger Sherman: Vermont those of Ethan Allen and Jacob Collamer; Massachusetts those of John "Wiu- throp and Samuel Adams: New Jersey those of Richard Stockton and 1'hilip Kearney, aud Maine, that of William King. The plan of this collection of riational memorials prevents it from being truly representative of the whole body of eminent men of the 7'iitiou. The oldest and ;nost populous bUitts necessarily have produced the greatest number o£ famous men in tho early history of the Union, and siuce no state ca.n send more than two statues, it follows inevitably that many eminent men are forever excluded from the hall as representatives of tho states. If the state of Virginia, for instance, the "mother of presidents," which has not yet accepted the nation's invitation, were to send statues of Washing-ton and Jefterson, it caunot bestow the honor which might bo worthily given to Marshall, lieury, Madison, Monroe and Lee., But tho national hall of statuary is not intended to be so inclusive. It represents the states—or rather allows each state to represent itself with the liguros of two of its deceased citizens whom it deems most eminent in its own or the nation's service. The statuary typities 'she federal character of the American union. One of the states 'has contributed the statue of one of its governors who practically had no national reputation; but in his own state he was doubtless as great as a ny. Nor is the nation debarred from placing in the hall on its own accpunt the statues of great men for whom the states may not have provided. At the present moment the statues of Washington and Lincoln are in the hall as a gift of the nation. The hall is ic every way a fit place for the reception of these patriotic memorials. It is a beautiful and dignified apartment, semi-circular in form, lofty and well lighted. Its walls are plentifully hung with pictures, chiefly portraits of great Americans _aad representations of scenes in the national history.—Youth's Companion. —Beyond His Knowledge.—Philanthropist—"Why do you solicit charity? Can't you earn a living?" Tramp— "lir —er—er—I don't know. I never tried, sir."—Detroit Free Press. —-Austria is a western rendering of Oastervhieh. "the eastern kingdom." It was thus called to distinguish it from the western empire, foijcu'eu by Charlemagne. -- e iK'Vur ::-~: e a:iy uitliculty ia scein .,;;!• own faults—in other people. —Youn 0 ' Moil's lira. —Abyssinia was tne land of tne Abassias or "mixed races." for Infants and Children. •H1RTY y«ar«' enervation of Castoria with the patronage «g millions of pergonn. permit pa to speak of it without cne»»ii»c. It i» nnqnestiopa'bly the bout remedy for Infant* and Chiljrgg the world hm ever fcnown. It 1» harmleiia. ChiJdrcu lifec it. Ifc ylve» thorn health. It will save their Uvot. In it Mother* h.iv» •omcthing which i» absolutely «ofo and prftotjoftlly pgrfoot m» *• child'* medicine, Caatoria cle«troy» Worma. Castorta ( Contorift pro-vent* vomtting Sonr Cnrd. Castoria euros Dxnjrhoga and Wind Colio. Cnstorin. roHovom Teething Troubles. Cnstori.a <mrc« Constipation .-.jid Flatulency. Cantoria nontr.iHzos tho t-gocts of car'bonio ftcid ga« or poinonoun nir. Castorin, does not contain raorpMno. opium, or other norcotio property. Cagtorla nssimdlatos tho food, rcgnlfltcs ty_ stomach_»>a_d bowcla, givinE hoaJtliy tind natural slocp. Cagtorta is put up in one-sfao bottles on!r. It ia not nold xn T>ulk. Pon't ollo-nr ftny one to soil yon anything ftl"O on tho plc.i. or- y irngii»«y that it i» "just ftH good " and "-crill anvwcrj See that yon got C-A-S-T-O-R-I-A • Brain acertaiSeW Indigestion. Headache and Biliousness. LARGE BOTTLES. 50 CTS. AT ALL DRUGGISTS. LEMON. TONIC- LAXAT1V PAST gnaiantees the future. It is not what we say, but what Ho -d's Sarsaparilla does, that tells the vtory. Remember HOOD'S CURES Tho ftto-K: idgnat-gre is on **ver Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. "A FAIR FACE MAY PROVE A FOUL BARGAIN." MARRY A PLAIN GIRL IF SHE USES SAPOLI . .. . THE WOF3LP I For keeping the SystemTrT a Healthy Condition. CURES Headache. CURES Constipation. Acts on the Liver and Kidneys, Purifies the Rlood Dispels Colds and Fevers. Beautifies tho Complexion and IB Pleaslns and Refreshing to the Taste. SOLD BY At-t- OFHJGSISTS. 45-A. ;\<y.\r illustrated cisrliiy-p:t{r« Lincoln Story Book civcn vo i-v*vy pnrrlin^er ofrc ,acka-cof Liucola Tea- Price 23o. Aslt your drucrffist.or LINCOLN TKA Co.. F.jrt ;Vay,ie. Io^ For Sale by W B. Porter. COMMUNION CUPS. Wlmt It Costs to supply :i Church wHIi Indlviilual Oln-mou. Baltimore churches are interosf.ci! in the question oi iiulividiinl uommunioji cups. They have been adopted in two Methodist churches, says the Xcws of that city, and several other churches are discussing- the matter with a view to adopting them. There is some opposition to tho chang-c, partly on account of the trouble in handling- so many cups, and partly ou account of r.!ission:tr:or, mul itiuu. IXDIVEDtTAi CUP—EXACT SIZE. the difficulty in keeping them clean, but mostly because it is a change. Boundary Avenue Methodist church, of -svhich ECT. W. G. Herbert is the pastor, is the second church in Baltimore to adopt individual cups. The cut that accompanies this article shows the exact size of the cups. The sides thicken rapidlv from the top downward as shown by the dotted line. This allows the wine to run out freely and keeps the communicant from tipping his head back so far. The cups arc of glass and cost 4 cents each. They have melted top rims and ground bottom. Trays on which 25 cups can be easily placed cost 97 cents each. The cabinet in which they may be kept costs from 55 to ?10 according to the kind of wood. The total cost for a church of 200 communicants would be S3 for cups, $3.35 for trays and 6-5 for a cabinet, racking a total of ?1S.:!5 for the communion service. This is but a triHe more than the cost of the ordinary silver communion service, —Boo, the exclamation used to frig-hten children, is a corruption of Boh, the name of a famous Gothic pen- oral. It has been used as a terror word. for many cecturies. Ambipuous lang-uafre often frel.s_tl»u public speaker as well us writer into trouble. This fact was illustrated atone of the Cohoes churches one Sunday mornin;r. The preacher was discoursing on missionary work i-o Africa and w:is reviewir.jr some of the difuftiiltica which confront the missionary to tha dark continent. In this connection he took- occasion to inveigh loudly against the rum traffic among 1 - Ilc natives,-a* sorting- that it did more harm than tha missionaries could do good. "Why," said the preacher, "forty barrels of-ram arc sent to Africa to every missionary/* Of course the real meaning of the g-oofi man was obvious, but nevertheless r. smile went around the church. CS™Whilc the McKinlcy bill was m; force tankers offered to loud the government all the money it should wanl> at, -X pw cent, per annum. Sow tlie>- lowest r;:te offered for the new loan i*: 3.12, and from that the ofTors run up.: to 3.70, and even 4 per cent. If SlOO,-; 000,000 should be borrowed tliiswouMi make a difference in interest of from. SGSO.OOO to 81,200,000 a. "oar. or from. $20,400,000 to §30,000,000 for the proposed period Of thirty years. As we have said before, this congress coste awfully, but folks would have it--^«r- tinnal Tribune. Speed of Iticlnl Ot-trlclicn. Gottlieb von Kilkckenberjr, u South African ftoer, has two racing ostriches- One of them has developed a speed <yt twenty-two miles an hour and has » stride of fourteen feet. The breeding of ostriches for racing purposes baa been seriously interfered with by tb* passage of an anti-betting lav/ by tb* English government. turner says a wbalc may live L,0*t years. An elephant IK supposed to lr»» In some cases 400 year*. MERCURIAL Poison remills from tbcusual tremrocatof Wood troub3« bywhlcb the eyfitem is flllud witbiacrcuryaot pot^Ja miitureir—inore to bo dreaded tbaa the disease—and in a short -STbiJeisiuavroEui.'CO»- dition than before. DUFIIMATI^M^"" 1 ^ nn LU IVIM11o m &«£»££ and acbine Joints tnoLc life mifcmble. S.S.8.iir a reliable cure for mercurial rbtimiuttan, «at affordfi relief eves after *1! else Hof toiled. Jtis guaranteed purely vegetable, and absolutely bumlesa; take no suo- ctitDtc. Send for our treatise on blood and skin dise«es. mailed free to any address. SWIFT SPECIFIC COMPANY, Atlanta, G».

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