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Lowell Evening Star. I KEPT ALIVE A carefully manufactured cracker made of the THE CIGAR Wholesale Depot. CRYSTAL OF THE U. S. CONFECTIOKlt Burlington, Vt.

4 finest selected wheat Over 3,000,000 pounds told in one rear proclaim its popularity. Our name Boss on every bisenM, Recommended i a a boss son, by Horsforis land llTSiflMn new London, conn. eiccv propn) KNOTT. wttOBBK. Baking Powder Is Itself a Nutritious Food.

No other powder has this quality. ku.lM" ouu' u-w NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR VINEGAR pure JCIDER VINEGAR. Jwiiite Wine Vinegar. SPECIAL Physicians. having muBic or monthly or by letter, Messenger CUT PRICES FOR Host of the childish superstitions games that are almost indissombly con nee ted with Hallowe'en have been re garded or generations as amusing, but harmless.

It has remained for an tng-lirh writer to trace a relation between lovers' incantatiouBand Hallowe'en prac tices atid tbe number of fallen women in small towns and villages. Tbe writer argues that after a yonng woman has spent boars and perhaps days and weeks trying to ascertain tbe name of her future husband and it seems to be true that girls become more interested hi sncb practices after they have set their hearts ou a particular man when heap-pears in the flesh she is not in a. mood to insist on a determined "No" to any of bis advances. Fate, the girl thinks, has told her that she and he are destined for each other. Neither can get away from fate, and reasoning thus, the girl, this English writer holds, becomes his victim.

It's an interesting point of view. In the coarse of an article on this subject in the Humanitarian Lncian Wetherell enumerates some of the more common love spells that are practiced in one village in England. Most of them do not differ from those with which Americans are familiar, through Hallowe'en parties indulged in early childhood. The most approved method of obtaining a glimpse into the future is to take a handful of barley on the eve of St. Agnes, or Hallow mass, and sow it under an apple tree, repeating meanwhile barley, barley, I 60w thee, That my true love 1 may see; Take tbr rake and follow me After which the figure of the future husband following the spell worker and raking up the seed that she has scattered.

It may be said that most of the spells are nsed by women and for a good purpose. Tht-y want a husband and adopt these means merely to quicken his love. Men never take any stock in the spells except when they want to accomplish an evil purpose. Another effective spell is this An unmarried girl who sets out supper with proper precautions and watches it on St. Mark'B eve will see the spirit of ber foreordained husband enter the room at midnight and partake of the meal.

Still another method of seeing the longed-for apparition is for a girl to hang ber chemise before the fire on St. Mark's eve, in order that tbe wraith of tbe yonng man she will wed may conic and turn it round rather a strange proceeding for a ghost with connubial aspirations. If a girl wants to compel a man to marry her this method is said to be infallible: "Goto an 8 o'clock holy com-m union, and when yon take the bread in your month do not swallow it. Hold it there until the service is over. When yon come out of the church yon will see a toad in the yard.

You must eject tbe bread from yonr month before the toad, which will eat it at once." Tbe old women who believe in this spell hold that no man can resist the girl after this. -'He will be ready to marry yon the next time you meet him," is the assurance that the old folk give to the girl. Speaking of toads, all folk-lore students agiee that they have an influential place in the love spells of all communities. The breast bone of a toad is held in great veneration in many countries. In England the common practice seems to be to bury a toad's breast bone in an ant hill until the ants have eaten off all of the flesh.

Then, to teat efficacy, one must throw it into a running stream. If it sails proudly and determinedly against the current, the charm is all right. Its power over horses, cattle, and persons is said to be absolutely irresistible. These toad stones are the charms that depraved men often use when they wish to gain power over a woman's affections. Another alleged way to conjure up the spirit of a future husband is to make use of the first bunch of mayflower in the spring, especially if you can find it on May eve.

The procedure consist of merely breaking the blossom only partly from the bush. It must be left hanging there. Then you go home, and if you do not dream of yonr future husband that night go out the next day and pluck the blossom. You will not fail, tradition Bays, to see him before yon reach your home with tbe flowers, These practices must be followed now and then by some success, for they seem to be observed by generation after generation of love desiring girls. New York Press.

TEUTONIC CALM ON A STATE OCCA SION. Kansas City Times Governor Thomas T. Crittenden, who succeeded Phelps in the executive chair. was inaugurated in January, loot, witn more ceremony and frills than any other governor 'since the war. There were military and bands galore, and special trainloads of people came from Kansas City and St.

Louis to witness the pageant. The military features were in charge of Captain Hawley, of St. Louis, who was grand marshall of tbe day. Brockmeyer, who, as lieutenant governor, wae presiding over the senate, was lolling back in his chair on the president's stand, smoking a cob pipe and awaiting notice of the time for the senate to proceed to tbe hall of the house of representatives, where the two bodies in joint session were to receive the new governor, and the inauguration would be consum mated. The senate lobby was crowded and the senators were in their seats, on the tiptoe of expectancy, for mar tial strains could be heard on the outside.

At this juncture a figure in a glittering and brilliant uniform pushed through the crowd and marched half-way np the aisle. It was Marshal of the Day Hawley. Drawing his sword he made a military salute, and pompously announced "Mr. President, tbe governor of Mis souri and his staff now approaches." I without removing bib pipe rrom nis month, Brockmeyer replied: veil, let mm coom; aot is wnat we are here for." When the lautrh had subsided tbe sen ate proceeded to the house and the in-agurution was completed. KAINFAIXB THAT DO NOT BEACH EARTH.

rKaneas City Star. In the Colorado desert thev have rain storms during which not a single drop of water tenches the earth, ine rain can be seen falling from tbe clouds high above the desert, but when the water reaches the strata of hot. dry air beneath the clouds it is entirely absorbed before falling half the distance to the ground. It is a BinKular sight to witness a heavy downpour of rain, not a drop of which touches the ground. These strange rain storms occur in regions where the shade tern perature'of ten ranges as high as 128 degrees Fahrenheit.

Speed and safety are the watch words of the age. One Minute Cough Cure acts speedily, safely and never fails. Asthma, bronchitis, coughs and colds areenred by it. J. E.

Welch Co. It is a curious thing, the power which some human beings have over animals. There is in Lowell a boy, different in no respects from his companions, who has this power in a marked degree. Every stray dog or cat in the neighborhood Knows aim and loves to be in his company. A vicious horse which the stable men can with difficulty handle will stand like a lamb while he harneasea and unharnesses him.

The doves fly around him, and in tbe woods the wild birds apparently rexard him as a friend and any. The most remarkable exhibition of his power, which has long been known and commented on by his friends, wag given the other day. A large and vicious rat was captured in the siabJein one of those traps which permit of easy ingress and no egress. The men who were looking at the animal were afraid to go near the trap, the animal showed sm terror, but tne boy when he beheld the imprisoned creature fearlessly put out bis finger and stroked its bead, the rat manifesting as much pleasure as would a cat or a dog. Several days have passed since then, and the stablemen are still afraid of their capture, bat he has grown so tame and familiar with tbe boy as to allow him to take him out and put him in tbe trap, will come at his whistle, and manifests every appearance of joy at his presence.

There Beema to be no question but what the boy could train that rat to perform almost any feat within the power of such an animai. MEXICO'S SEW WOMAN. From The St. Loais Globe-Democrat. A Mexican woman station agent is one of the curiosities of travel on the road from Pncbla to Oaxaca.

Her name is Concha Blanca. Her post of duty is at Etla, the place to which the Indians nocK irom tne mountains tor a hundred miles around for their annual feasts, and also the shipping point for the big haciendas in the fertile valleys among these mountains. When the train stops at Etla in tbe dark, a young woman in white, for Senorita Concha dresses to tuatcn her soniame, Btands at the door of i he express car, lantern in hand, checking the packages on the big receipt book. When the freight trains stop, she flits in and out of the long line of care telling the brakemen what to take and what to leave. She is from one end of tbe train to the other, seeing that no mistakes are made.

This bareheaded girl in a white dress iB full of business. She wastes no time on empty words. The trainmen respect her. She does everything about the station but handle the baggage. There are plenty of stoat Mexicans of the other sex hanging around for that work.

Concha Blanca is so well esteemed by the management of the road that she has been twice promoted, until now she has one of the most important stations under her care. She does all of the telegraphing, besides attending to tbe ticket selling, and to the receiving and Bhipping of freight. It was her knowledge of telegraphing that got the young woman her first recognition. Her father and two brothers were operators. She learned to use the key.

A station Was given to her where there was not much to ao besides telegraphing. Her aptitude for railroad work attracted the attention of General Manager Morcom, and the promotions followed. Concha Blanca fives in the station. Her mother keeps house for her and a younger Bister sits at the telegraph table learning the vocation of the new woman in Mexico. The conductors have got in the way of pointing out to travel ers Senorita Concha along with tbe ruins of the ancient city on the mountain top, the site where the battle of Tehuacan was fought, the hieroglyphics on the cliff at the entrance to Rio Salado Canyon, and other objects of interest.

And the Mexican woman agent with her honest brown eyes and mass of wavy hair carelessly knotted, moving up and down the side of the train with quick, determined step, loses nothing in interest by comparison with the other strange things. THE RAISING OF VANILLA BEANS. fWaihington Timet. 'The greatest industry in our neighborhood," said Mancos Quedalia, of Pap antia, Mexico, at tbe St. Jamee.

"is the cultivation of the vanilla bean." "The cultivation of this plant differs from the general idea of agricultural care, for it consists entirely in cutting away forests to give it room to grow. The vines are naturally grown from cuttings, just as the grape vines, but they can alBO be grown from seeds, in which case it is much longer before they begin to Dear, ine vine in very namy iu iia native element, and sometimes takes root, even if thrown carelessly on the gronnd, providing only that it has shade and moisture. It grows best in virgin soil where streams abound and where the soil has a slight intermixture of sand. "After setting out the plants, if they thrive, they wiU begin to bear fruit in three or four years. The yield of beans increases each year after that until about tbe fifth, when it begins to dwindle.

In about the tenth year there is little or no yield and tbe plant is cut down. The vines yield, when they are in their greatest development, from 85 to 200 beans. The beans are not ripe until they become yellow, which iB in January or February, but they are cut prematurely on ac mnnt of the denredations of thieves, and on account of the great demand. "Taking the average ror tne last ten years the number of beans gathered in each year's crop has been above "As a rule the planters do not know how to cure the beans. This is a mat tar which rennires much exnerience.

and persons making a profession of it buy the beans from tbe planter ana cure them themselves. Vanilla beans are also grown in subtropical climates, but tney are mucn inienor idb product." A Partial Block Of the main avenue for escape of nftwe from tbe human ayetem la nUerlr obversiw ot regularity among the other organs. Let constipation become ehronie, and, tearing out the Immkwnt danger of inflammation of the bowela and their total obstruction occur! ng, jaundice ia almoat certain to enane. the liver ia liable to beeome engorged, tbe blood and urine are polaoned by the bile, which alao vitiate the juices of the etomach, and other unhappy con- eequeneea fo'low. HoatetUr'a Stomach Bitten, a prime tonic alterative, prevent or remedtea theae la al-o signally emcacioue in overcoming natmence.

heart born, and variable ia well aa constipated action of the bowela. It renewa nerve power, liu nnim the mnnelile. atava the pronetie of early de cay, relievee the InHrraltiea of age, and la a healthy appetizer. We would like to have you see the in fridn of our store. If von have never call ml.

do so now. Onr services are free and whether you buy a ream of paper, a one cent pen holder, or nothing at all, we are always pleased to see you at The For more than Twenty years, ays DAVID M. PERLEY, Of SamsonviUe-EnMburrli, by tbe use of Favorite Remedy. Id answer to toe question, "What do Tou think of Dr. Kennedy's Favorite Remedy!" David M.

Perley said am 78 years old and I think it has kept me alive for more than twenty years. I have Buffered uincb from kidney disease, and have passed from time to time white sand and calculi i DB. MVID KENNEDY'S FAVORITE REMEDY has done me a world of Rood. So you see think verv highly of it. Yon are at liberty to publish what I say, and refer to me.

as 1 am always glad to recommend it to others. M. Jeffords, druggist, of Enosbnrgh Falls, sold Mr. Perley Favorite Remedy and miys he kiiows perrecciy wen ot Mr, Parley's case. Dr.

David Kennedy's Fav orite Remedy cures kidney, liver and nrmary troubles, in rheumatism, nen-ralim. dvsneosi. skin and blood diseases. it has never failed where the directions weT3 followed. It is also a specific fir the troubles peculiar to females.

)t builds the blood and restores the (flow health to pale cheeks. Even Wash-tubs Shrink from using cheap, adulterated laundry soap. Just look at your hands, too, all eaten and sore. Why do you do it Welcome Soap free from corrosive alkali is pure soap and only soap. It washes clothes clean, but never rots them.

It leaves things pure because it is pure itself. Don't be humbugged into believing prizes and low prices pay for rotten clothes or poisoned hands, but insist on having' the standard KohINoor Ib a peculiar name but one which is familiar to users of fine lead pencils. Bookeepere, draftmeu, and others will find this a perfect pencil. We also have constantly on hand a large and varied assortment of Faber's, both A. and Johann's, Dixon's, the American pencil Co.

and others. MESSENGER CO. STORE, Kingman 8trt. Books! SEVERAL HUNDRED VOLUMES OF Cloth Bound Books By Popular Authors, ataf) 15 ct. each, 25 eta.

for two. A few volumes' bound in HALF MOROCCO. at 50 cents. Also a new line of Juvenile Books, Toy Books, Games, Toys, Etc. Wc invite frequent visits to our store, 106 Main Street.

Wallace Printing Co. Witt's Colic Cholera Cure. Jaiil, quick results, mufe to iso. DeWitfs Little Early Risers. ThetaniowB little pills.

MAGAZINE BINDING As an inducement to all magazines which they desire bound neat and attractive volumes, the Messenger Company Has made SpecialiReductionLin prices for a FOR PICKLING. Respectfully, MERRITT Telephone 4-5. MAKING ARTIFICIAL EAB8. A Delicate Taak and an Expensive Product of Vulcanised Rubber. If there is anv one branch of scientific manufacturing that would seem to have reached perfection within the last decade it is the making of artificial ears.

Such perfect reproductions are turnea out nowadays that thev cannot be distin guished, even upon a fairly close inspec tion, from the natural ear. Made ot a specially prepared rubber, flesh-colored in tbe roovh. thev are painted ov nana in exact imitation of the remaining ear of the unfortunate customer and hs care fully "touched' and marked over aa an artist's picture. This is necessary, for an artificial ear must be perfect to be acceptable, and such careful work pays the maker, for he gets a hundred dollars apiece for them. In a certain workshop the other day, where much scientific work is done, was shown to a Tribune representative a little box some seven or emht inches long, less than two inches broad, and hardly half an inch high mere 90W wortn or goods in tnat box," said the foreman, as he lifted off the cover, displaying five rubber ears lying in cotton.

"These are for four different men and one woman von see that little ear there and all thev need now is for the artist to call for them and touch 'em up according to little slips we li give him telling just now toe col oring should go on. We studied our customers carefully when wej took the orders. A hundred dollars seems a big price, doesn't it, to pay for a little thing like one of those ears that's so flexible you can crumple it np in yonr hand easily? But people that have never made arti ficial ears have no idea of the work that is on them. There is no guessing about making them, ion have to be as exact as if you were carving ont a statue. In the first place, when a man comes here to get an ear to replace one he'B lost we take a mould of the ear tnat is left, and, if there is any part of the other, we must a mould 01 that, too, so as to oe a Die to fit on the new ear.

There are no two ears the same, and it takes our most skilled workmen to get an ear from this mould or pair of moulds that is lifelike and appears to have the color of flesh. 'When bnished the new ear is pasted on the old Btump, or simply set precisely where the old ear was, ana not one man in a thousand can tell the difference. It is really only the first ear that is expen-1 sive. What costs is to make the monld. If a man has his mould with us we will give hiin duplicate ears for about $20 each.

There is one customer on our books hailing from Chicago who buys five ears a vear from us, on an average. I don know what he does with them all, but he seems to want them. The demand, take it altogether, is limited, and 1 don't suppose we ever turn out more than twenty new ears a year. we have only been making them up to our present standard a couple of years. by the way.

i bis vulcanized robber that can be bent and twisted experience has taught us is the best material to use We have experimented with nearly everything. Last summer we tried aluminum, thinking that it would be lighter, but, do our best, the ear turned out far heavier and. besides, the metal would not lend itself nearly as well as rubber to tbe imitating of flesh tints. How do people lose their ears? In two ways, chiefly in railroad accidents or by getting caught in machinery. The former iB by far the more common." latw xotk in oune.

The Tme Remedy W. M. Repine, editor Tiskilwa, Chief," savs: "We won't keep house without Dr. Kine's New Discoverv for Consumption, Coughs and Colds. Experimented with many others, but never got the true remedy until we used Dr.

King New Discovery, wo otner remedy can take its place in our home, as in it we have a certain and sure cure for Coughs. Colds Whooping Congh, etc." It is idle to experiment with other remedies, even if they are urged on you as iust as trood as Dr. Kinir's New Discove ry. They are not as good, because this remedy has a record of cures and besides its guaranteed, it never iaus to sausry Trial bottles free at MacLeod Co s. drug atore.

PEASE 164 MAIN ST St. ALBANS. EXTRA! Havana in Ashes. Multitudes, of People are Reducing onr Havuie I gare to Ashes Every Day. Thousands are Dead Sure that they are the Best for the money.

Hundreds are Dying For vent of money to Buy One. For Sale by C. H. POWERS, Burlington. Vt She May Have Seen Better Days but we donbt it' for when she experienced returned prosperity she never nsed Hard's Fine Stationery.

We sell this line of writing papers, and respectfully invita the inspection of intending purchasers at the MESSENGER COMPANY STORE, Kingman Street. Corn Meal, 70c. Provender, 70c. Spring Bran, 60c, Buffalo Gluten, 75c. Chicago Gluten, 85c.

No. 1 Clipped Oats, 30c CREAMERY. Pennyroyal pills C-v ertantel mmi Qmly Bwfc I y1TL en, ihnji nsUu ista Ml Ir ft" OUTS ti" JMKkft MtvagB to Bo 0i awMMiVUV lktM, mm 4ta mm rlbtaa. Take kSJeetkae. aW lisywin uliste I IW Jf to WMuie Hr rtWJ, tsesaklt e4 1 limited time.

It is for the interest of those intending to have anyydnd of binding done, to call on or write to The Messenger Co. FOR PRICES, stating number of volumes which they desire to have bound. DO NOT DELAY looking up your unbound volumes, and consult personally The St; Albans Printers, Engravers, and Binders. ST. ALBANS, VERMONT.

TH'Montpelier Crackers Hive always borne the Reputation of belnf "THE BEST IN THE C. H. CROSS and C. H. CROSS made them for 60 yeara have baked them in the factory for The beet of all is, they an baked Soapstone Bottoms, which ep crisp, una tender a great while longer thar with ir-n bottoms.

Ae good crack Why? Because ers cannot bilked on ir yu as on soapstone. IER CRACKERS," and yon can get C. H. CROSS The old firm of SON have The same workmen 30 yean. Then, again Ovens with them moist, if baked in ovens the SON, Be sure to call for MONTPKIr- bnest there are made.

ne Minute Cough Cure, cures Ttwt Is what It wu mad lor. Manufacturers. MONTPELIER, VT. MEB8ENQKR JQ Store..

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