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DBSMOIMflft ALGQKA IOWA. MlBjtUAHY ...15, A ROMANCE Wilden of the Channel," CHAPTER XL—(Continued.) "A man has no right to build such a house as this, and Impoverish his family by so doing, unless he has means sufficient to leave them comfortably provided for," he muses impa- abroad?" tlently. "This house must be a white elephant to Mrs. Wilden, and yet ehe c f annot bear the Idea of letting it, and moving into a place more suited to her means! Well, I can sympathize with her weakness, for, though the'country round looks upon her late husband in the light of a selfish spendthrift, I dare say she still contemplates him as a departed saint." Then, no answer having come to his summons, he rings again, wondering vaguely at the great stillness which pervades the house. Presently, however, that stillness is broken by the sound of heavy bolts being withdrawn, ending with a grating turning of, the iron key; then the door Is opened, and Susan stands revealed. "I knowed it was you, sir, through peeping beside the window-blind," she explains with a slow broad smile, "or else I shouldn't ha' opened." , "Quite 'right, Susan," agrees Mr. Champley, stepping into the hall without waiting for an invitation—"quite right to be cautious. I want to speak to Miss Shell for a moment. Is she in?" "Eh?" asks Susan, putting her hand behind her ear, and assuming a listening attitude—for she is a little hard of hearing, and the question is uttered rapidly.' Robert Champley again expresses his wish for an Interview with Shell, and, •what is more, the old woman's eyes being fixed steadily on him as he makes his demand, he feels himself growing red as he makes it. When Susan's face finally-relaxes into a broad smile he feels that it would afford him infinite relief to box her ears. "Miss Shell?" the old woman repeats, still smiling at the joke. "Her isn't here—her went away two hours ago." "Went away—went where?" demands her visitor, looking bewildered. "Her's gone to join her ma and Miss Ruby, sure," explains Susan, in a tone which denotes that such a question almost merits contempt. "Her's main ifancif,ul, is Miss Shell; and this morn• 'ing she took it into her head all of a warmer thai Shop as her'd go to the moor, and car- that corner. Iry along with her the wraps" as was iwanted. So nothing would do but she lhad me up a-helping pack at six o'clock, and running errands for books to the town till I'm fair off my legs." "Oh, indeed—gone to the moor, has she? Well, I am very glad to hear it," answers Robert Champley, with a strange and unaccountable feeling of keen disappointment. "Mrs. Wilden, I know, was feeling anxious about her —this house is so lonely." "No, I shan't be lonely," remarks Susan, who, 'only catching the last word, applies it to herself and her own affairs. "I've got permission from Miss Shell to have up my married niece and her baby to keep me company." "A very good arrangement," remarks (Robert Champley in a slow thoughtful voice; then he slips a half-crown into Susan's hand, and reluctantly retraces Biis steps clown the weed-grown drive. "What a will-o'-the-wisp that girl is!" he muses, a little resentfully. "She might have told me she was going, and so saved me the trouble of this most unnecessary walk." Man-like, he does not pause to con- feldef that Shell—unless gifted with second sight—could have known nothing whatever of his intended visit, see- Ing that he himself decided on it only Sn the early morning. He finds his brother still sprawling on the grass, still half hidden beneath the Times. "So soon?" cries Ted, emerging with a tragic air. "I opine that your, reception was not all your fancy painted it; and yet—let me Investigate"—screwing up one eye in a scrutinizing way— "you look intact; there doesn't seem to be a bite out of you." "Probably because Miss Shell was not at home," retorts Robert, with a lazy yawn. , "How providential! If I had known 'that I might have gone. But where has the bird flown? I trust not ia this direction." "No fear of that!" laughs Robert, a little sorely. "She has flown to Oak- moor." "What a blessing she didn't take Wing before we left!" muses Ted. "What has the poor girl done to you that you should hate her so?" aska Robert, with a sudden burst of wrath. Ted raises himself on his elbow and stares at his brother in solemn wonder. ' * "I say, the morning air doesn't seem to agree with you, old boy!" he remarks in a meditative tone. "I don't hate Shell; I know she Is a brick to the children—they adore her; but, seeing that she does nothing but snub me when we meet—well, I don't adore toer!" "It is of no use to waste more words on the subject," says Robert, impatiently--'^ are neither of use likely to see her again for a month or so." "Tant mieux!" remarks Ted, placid"If I couldn't pronounce French better than you do I'd stick to English!" said Robert, in a tone of irritation, '•'Never mind—I shall set that all right when we are on the other side returns Ted, with comic confidence. "How is a fellow to speak French if he has never been becoming a disgrace to us all and caus- j GtRUSt FEET GETTING LARGER. n-3 the flnccr of scorn to 'be pointed at oin- poverty!" exclaims Ruby hotly. Athletic "There was only one old woman besides myself," explains Shell calmly; "and I don't think she'll paint the "He needn't attempt It," says Robert severely. "H'm! I think I will retire behind the newspaper till the wind has changed quarter," remarks Ted, in loud confidence to the world in general. "Well, I do feel out of temper," admits Robert, in a self-deprecating voice, as he turns and enters the house. CHAPTER XII. ' It Is three o'clock. The early dinner is over at Gorse Cottage; as Violet puts it, the one excitement of the day has come to an end. Before a freshly-lighted fire Mrs. Wilden sits enveloped In a white knitted shawl; she has established herself for an afternoon doze, and looks upon the Whole tolerably comfortable. The same cannot be said of her niece Violet, who is established beside the low casement window In a folding American chair with carpet seat. A look of utter boredom mars her pretty face, whilst her pale pink costume is-inartistically finished off by a woolen antimacassar—striped scarlet and black; she holds a book in her hands, but seems to be thinking rather than reading, and evidently her thoughts are not like her dress, rose colored. "Good gracious me!" cries a laughing voice, suddenly breaking in Upon the silence which has reigned in the room for the last half-hour. "What Is the matter? Has everybody got colds or what, that you are all wrapped up like Egyptian mummies?" "Shell," cries Mrs. Wilden, starting out of her half doze with a frightened look, "what has happened? Why have you come?" "Only a freak of mine, mother dear! I just thought I should .like a mouthful of bracing air!" laughs Shell, as she kisses her mother half a dozen times, and then turns a scrutinizing gaze all round the room. Mrs. Wilden returns the kisses with interest—if one corner o£ her heart is warmer than another, Shell possesses %t corner. "I was afraid something had happened," she says, with her eyes still fixed lovingly on her daughter's face; "but I am very glad that you decided to join us—only you might have written, dear." "You are welcome as the flowers in May," cries Violet, who has left her chair, and at this juncture gives Shell a cousinly hug, "only you were an awful goose to come! If I ever get back to Mudford, wild horses shall never drag me to a moor again." "But what is the matter with the moor?" asks Shell. "I thought it perfectly lovely as we came along—so fresh and free and wild and breezy, then the village itself, is so quaint—I could spend six weeks in sketching it." "But I can't sketch, you see," yawns Violet; "and as to its being fresh and wild and 'breezy, why, it is like midwinter. I doubt if I shall ever get thoroughly warm again. By the way, did you see Mr. Champley, and did you bring the wraps I asked for?" "I did; and, what is more, I brought your velveteen dress." "You thoughtful darling! I believe I shall find courage to go out of doors again, now you have come." "We certainly do find it very cold here," interposes Mrs. Wilden's gentle voice; and the house is so scantily furnished that one seems devoid of comfort." ; 'Comfort!" cries Vi, with a laugh finger of scorn because she called me dearie' all the way, and seemed quite a pleasant old body." "Don't scold her, Ruby—the child meant well," interposes Mrs. Wilden, with a smite at Shell. "And how did you leave things at home, dear?" (To be Continued.) HOW TO TELL A HORSE'S AGE. Much Experience Required and Many Thing* Have to Be Considered. To distinguish merely between the young horse and the old, it Is only necessary to remember a few salient facts. The first Is that the milk teeth are present In the horse's mouth until he is between 4 and 5 years old. The second fact is that the "mark," or dark central depression on the surface ol the incisors becomes gradually worn out, and in a horse over 8 years old has nearly always disappeared from the teeth of the lower jaw. The third fact is that the shape of the tooth la much wider from side to side than it is from front to back. As the horse becomes older the surface becomes progressively narrower, from side to side, and thus, instead of remaining always oblong, it becomes triangular, and then in very old animals flattened from side to side. In young horses, then, we judge the age by observing which of the milk teeth are present, and which have been replaced by permanent ones. To distinguish between the milk teeth and the permanent, remember that the milk teeth are smaller whiter, and have a distinct neck. Until a colt is over 2 years old his teeth are all milk teeth, and the age is estimated from the amount of wear shown on the crowns of the teeth. Between 2 and 3 the first of the permanent teeth make their appearance, and push out the middle two teeth In both upper and lower jaws. A horse Is said to be 3 years old when these central permanent incisors are fully In wear. During the next summer the second pair of permanent teeth appear, and when they are fully grown and In wear the horse is 4 years old. Be- of scorn. "Do those American chairs represent comfort? There is no couch and no coal-box, the windows and doors are simply draught-traps, and the carpets are so full of holes one is in constant danger of tripping. Walt till you have seen the window curtains on a windy night—it is a case of perpetual motion—and, as a climax, I have only two blankets on my bed!" "Poor, persecuted Vi!" laughs Shell, much amused at her cousin's tragic face. "oHw does Ruby stand it, and where is she?" "Here She comes!" responds VI, who is standing with her elbows on the broad window-sill. "She has been over at Meadowcroft seeing to the children." As she speaks, Miss Wilden enters the room—she starts slightly on seeing Shell, but there is no look of welcome on her face. "What brought you here?" she asks, imprinting a ceremony-kiss on Shell's upturned face. "The carrier's wagon," answers Shell naively. There issues a simultaneous exclamation of surprise and horror from the ladies present. "What in the world induced you to come by the carrier's wagon?" demands Ruby, with a face the color of beetroot. ".The spirit of economy," answers Shell coolly. "I found a fly would be twelve and sixpence; I didn't feel justified in spending all that on myself, so I came with the carrier—I and the parcels together were only one-and.- six." tween 4 and 5 the last pair makes its appearance, and now the horse has what is called a full mouth. So far both mares and horses are alike, but at or near 5 years old the canines, or "tushes," appear in the male sex only. Up to the end of this period the determination of the age is a comparatively easy matter, and any one who is at all observant can readily give tho age of horses by looking at their teeth. After a full mouth Is attained it is a more difficult matter, and the difficulty of accurately telling the ago of old horses is greater in proportion to their age. So much is this the case that it is popularly supposed that it is impossible to tell the age of horses after they are 8 years old. This may be true to a great extent amc*g the untrained and inexperienced, but to an expert It is not difficult to tell the age up to 15 years with a fair degree of accuracy, and after that age to approximate it within a couple of years. To do this successfully requires much experience and a careful inspection of all visible indications of age. To rely upon one only, such as the "mark," is to court defeat. All should be observed—the mark, the shape of the teeth, their length and the angle at which they meet those of the other j aWt _Pall Mall Gazette. JACKY ON SHIPBOARD. Bed Which Is Trovldod by tt Paternal Government. Jacky's bed is a hammock, and it is a folding, portable bed of the most Improved kind, says Scribner's. People who swing hammocks on verandas in the summer know nothing whatever about Jacky's style of bed. His is made of an oblong piece of stout canvas, fitted with eye-holes in the ends. In the eye-holes are made fast small ropes, called "clews," and these are lashed at their outer ends to a ring. When Jacky's folding bed is open for use it hangs by these rings from hammock-hooks fitted to the beams under the decks. Jacky has a mattress and a blanket Ate ifot Wholly to It Seems. Since the world was young a foot has always been considered as a 'Sign of dominion, says the New York Tribune. "To put one's foot iipon It," "To subdue all things under his feet," "To walk over," "To stamp it out," "To trample it uncier foot," etc., are expressions in daily use, and denote supremacy. Is it to be taken as a sign, therefore, that the twentieth century Is to be under the rule of a gynocracy that the feminine foot has increased so much In size of late,years? It is not so long ago that she who could boast of a small foot wore No.2 as the maximum, while No. 1 and even No. 12% were not at all uncommon sizes. Now No. 4 is considered small and No. 1 and No. 8 are nothing unusual. "In ordering a number of shoes this winter for a gymnasium class composed of young girls from 15 to 18," said a society woman commenting upon this fact, "I told the shoemaker to send up a quantity to choose from. 'What sizes?' he asked. 'From four to sevens," I answered, thinking these would surely cover all requirements, but I found I had not considered tho children of this generation, for fully a third of the class required larger sizes. "It seems almost incredible to me when I was a girl I felt that my No. '3%'s' were disgracefully large, and that I was so sensitive about the size of my foot that I would never tell any one my number, while my brothers were continually making jokes about it, to my untold misery. The men in those days thought everything of a small foot, but now they do not seem to care whether feet are large or small, so that they are well shod. I know several stately young beauties who wear tens and do not hesitate to avow it. Increased exercise on the part of women has undoubtedly much to do with the present conditions, but that is not the only reason. I know one family of athletic girls, who are great sports, who are comparatively short and have hands and feet smaller than the average, while their cousins, who do nothing, are young giantesses and wear their brothers' shoes. Probably the next generation will have to have a new set of lasts manufactured expressly for their size, for certainly the shoes we used to wear would be impossibilities nowadays." tHE MARKET REPORT. •board of "trade (^notations— J*rlcM for Ltvft Stock. • Chicago. Feb. 10.—The following table, shows the range of quotations oh the Board of Trade to-day: " ~~ —Closing—-. Articles— High. Low. Feb. 10. Feb. 9. Wheat— .721/2 % -72^ .71 & .71% May . July . Corn— May . .July , Sept. Oats— Feb. May July Pork- May Lard- May July Sept. .72 .73% .72% .37% .38 .36% .37 .37% .28% .26% .28% .37 .37% .38 .27% .28% .26% .36% .37% .10.12% 10.00 10.00 5.70 5.80 5.90 Short Ribs- May July Sept. S.Oti 5.15 5.65 5.77% 5.87% 5.00 5.10 5.65 6.77% 5.87% 6.00 5.10 5.22% .27% .28% .26% 10.07% 5.70 Mse 5.02% 5.15 BEES FROM THE PHILIPPINES. Will 1*0 Brought to America to Make Honey for Us. There is one race inhabiting the Philippines which will be a welcome addition to American citizenship, and will be afforded every facility and inducement to immigrate to the United States and engage in the skilled labor in which it has no peer. This is the "giant East India honey bee, and in- Chicago tlve Stook Markets. Chicago, Feb. 10.—There was rather slow and unsatisfactory trading In cattle today, though the supply was again small. Values held close to the range the day before, but trade had lower vitality. Hogs met with ready sale at \ big 5c advance and sheep and lambs sold at firm prices, values In these branches showing the best range of tho week. Receipts were estimated at 2,500 cattle, 15,000 hogs and 6,000 sheep, making 37,809 cattle, 130,946 hogs, and 80,502 sheep for the week thus far, against 43,696 cattle, 155,579 hogs and 68,934 sheep for the same time last week and 50,343 cattle, 171,346 hogs and 66,818 sheep for the same period last year. Hogs and sheep were closely bought up at an early hour, but trade In cattle dragged unpleasantly, In view of the slim supply. Storm In Colorado Over. Leaclvillc, Col., Feb. 11— One thousand men armed with picks and shovels started out this morning to clear the snow and Ice off from the Denver and Rio Grande railroad tracks below this city so that coal may be brought in to enable the smelters and mines to continue work, or at least to keep the mine pumps in operation. The Leadville Pumping Association, which is unwatering the down town mines that have been flooded since the big strike, has only enough coal to last twenty-four hours. The snowstorm, which had been continuous with brief intermissions for sixteen days, stopped last night, and the temperature has risen, but the indications are for more snow. Aspen is entirely isolated, the railroads being blockaded and wires down. The Midland people hope to have their line open to the west within forty-eight hours. The Rio Grande tracks in the Grand River canyon are buried under great piles also rich they know a perfect remedy for all annoying dis* eases of the blood, kidneys f liver and bowels* It is Hood's Sarsaparitta* which is perfect in its action. It so regulates the entire sy$* tern as to bring vigorous health. It never disappoints* COItre-"For 42 years I had goitre, Ot swellings on my neck, which was dlS« couraglng and troublesome. Rheumatism also tnnoyed me. Hood's Sarsaparllla cure\ me completely and the swelling baa entirely dlsappeard. A lady In Michigan saw my previous testimonial and used Hood's and was entirely cured of the sdnie trouble. She thanked me for recommend' Ing It." MBS. ANNA SUTHERLAND, 406 Lovel Street, Kalamnzoo, Mich. _ I Poor Health - " Had poor health "for years, pains in shoulders, back and hlps» with constant headache, nervousness and no appetite. Used Hood's Sarsaparllla, gained strength and can work hard all day; eat heartily and sleep well. I took it because It helped my husband." MBS. ELIZABETH J. GIPFELB, Afoose Lake, Minn. ( Makes Weak Strong-" I would give $5 a bottle for Hood's Sarsaparllla if I could not get It for less. It is the best sprmg medicine. It makes the weak strong.^ ALBERT A. JAQNOW, Douglastown, N...Y. vestigation of its work and immense capacity for making honey and wax has interested the department of agriculture in a consideration of an early effort to introduce it into the United States. Secretary Wilson said in connection with the proposed Importation of these bees to the United States that a special appropriation would be asked in his coming report to congress for the Investigation of the bees of the world, and a swarm of the big Philippine honey-makers would be brought to America as soon as the question of. their value and the possibility of their acclimation have been fully determined. There will also be an appropriation requested for flie study of the agriculture and kindred products of the newly acquired territory of the United States, and even under this head the great honey bee of the east would be introduced by tho department to this country. in his bed, and he has to keep them there. When he "turns out," as getting up is called, he rolls his hammock up on its longest axis and lashes it with a rope provided for that purpose. There must be seven turns in the lashing, with one exactly in the middle. The clews are tucked in under the lashing, Jacky is allowed ten minutes to turn out and lash his hammock. Then he goes up on the spar deck and hands the hammock to one of the stowers, who drops it into the nettings. The "nettings" are simply troughs in the ship's rail. A tarpaulin is hauled over the hammocks and laced down to keep the rain out, and there they stay till they are served out again at night. In the meantime, if Jacky desires to sleep, and In war-times he does very often need a nap, he must perforce seek the gentle caresses of a steel battlehatch or an oily alley-way, where cooks and marines do break in and coal-passers corrupt. But a paternal government provides the hammock for Jacky and also allows him the use of the deck. Awkward. "Dey means well," said the newly enlisted coloiccl soldier. "I hasn't no complaint ter make 'bout deir intentions." "Who is yer troublin' 'bout?" "De brass band leaders. When de white troops goes out dey plays white folk's chunes, like 'Farewell, My Own Tvue Love,' an,' 'Her Bright Smile .Haunts Me Still,* but when us troops goes out dey plays "All Coons Loofc Alike to Me,' an' 'I Don't Care If You Queer Beliefs About Seven. So numerous are the queer beliefs concerning the sumber seven that a narrative of them all would fill a volume, but we may mention a few of them. From the very earliest ages the seven great planets were known and ruled this world and the dwellers in it, and their number entered into every conceivable matter that concerned man. There are seven days in the week, "seven holes in the head for the master stars are seven," seven ages both for man and the world In which he lives. There were seven material heavens, and in the under world described by Dante the great pagan J dead who were not good enough for heaven or bad enough for hell reposed in a seven-walled and seven-gaited city. There are seven colors in the spectrum and seven notes In the diatonic octave, and the "leading" note of the scale is the seventh. Be it noted that the seventh son is not always gifted with beneficent powers. In Portugal he is believed to be subject to the powers of darkness and to be compelled every Saturday evening to assume the likeness of an ass. Tongues of theCut I r : ni'Iy. The tongues of the cat family are covered with recurving spines. In the common domestic cat these are small, but sufficiently well developed to give the tongue a feeling of roughness. But in the lion and tiger the spines are strong enough to enable the animal to tear away the skin of a man's hand merely by licking it. you were certainly not justified in | Washington Star, Never Comes Back/ and sect Hka.'V-p Should We a Oroat Success. "I'll make a fortune out of my new music box. You put a penny in the slot and—" "And the thing plays a popular air?" "No, it stops playing one."—San Francisco Examiner. When you talk of the responsibility of Uncle Sam in the liquor traffic, remember V, S. spells us. of snow, which have fallen from the almost perpendicular mountain sides, Flt/.slmmons to Fight Jeffries. New York, Feb. 13.—There is nothing slow about Julian and Delaney. 'i iiey met bright and early Friday and signed articles and deposited $2,500 each for a light between Fitzstmmons and Jeffries. It Is to be to a finish, IE possible, and not less than twenty- five rounds. Money was deposited and bids for the big attraction are now in order. Fitz and Jeffries are to fight under the Marquis of Queensberry rules, excepting that there is to be no hitting in clinches or breakaways. The articles agreed on are practically the same as 'those Sharkey and McCoy fought under. The fight is to be held not earlier than April 24 and not later than May 26, before the club offering tho largest purse. The Lenox Athletic club is not barred in the articles, but a bid from it is not agreeable to Fltz- simmons, and will not be made by O'Rourke. _ Senator Vest Gives It Up. St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 13.—A Washington dispatch to the Globe-Democrat says: Senator Vest, one of the hardest workers among the anti-expansionists, and who introduced a resolution in the senate recently against the annexation of the Philippines, has given up all hopes of success. He said: "We anti-expansionists are licked, so we'd better make the best of It. The Philippines are ours, and we will hold them. You never heard of a case •Where the Anglo-Saxon race gave up an inch of land once taken. Gentlemen, we are expanded, and we will remain expanded." Lalulunl Wants n Pension. San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 13.—The ' American boat Maru brought the following from Honolulu, dated Feb. 4: For four or five days there has been in circulation a petition to congress, asking that a settlement be granted to Princess Kaiulani. The young lady is in receipt of a grant of $2,000 cash annually from the republic of Hawaii. It is presumed that this will cease upon the change of laws here. Complete List Made Up. Washington, Feb. 13.—The war department has made up what it believes to be a full and complete list of the dead of the Cuban and Porto Rico pampaigns who are still Interred in Cuba, and whose bodies are to be removed to the United States. The Rou- manian, with a large force of undertakers, has started for Porto Rico to begin this work, . No Uprising at MuulU Manila, Feb. 11.—In anticipation of a native uprising in this city, 'unusual precautions were taken here last night by the American military authorities Fortunately the steps taken proved unnecessary. The Filipinos are evidently convinced that an uprising wpuld prove suicidal to Hond'B F11U cure llvet Ilia, the non-Urltattng and the only cathartic to take vrlth llood'« Sar«ttp»rlllj£ How It Affected Her. Lord Dedbroke.—Did Miss Packenham blush when you proposed to her? Count Zutheim.—No; sheturnet pale and salt she vas afra.it her fader might go into some but spegulazions before she could get vert to him. There Is a Class of People Who are injured by the use of coffee. Recently there has been placed in all the grocery stores a new preparation called GRA1N-O, made of pure grains, that takes the place ot coffee. The most delicate stomach receives it without distress, and but few can tell it from coffee. It does not cost over one- fourth as much. Children may drink it with great benefit. 15 cents and 35 cents per package. Try it. Ask for GRAIN-0. _ Mr. Russell Sage lias had over 200 children named for him and to each child has been given between $25 and 8100. , — ——-• i Lane's Family Medicine. Moves the bowels each day. In order to be healthy this is necessai-y. Acts gently on the live r and kidneys. Cures sick headache. Price S5 and 50c. .—i General Palmer, former gold democrat candidate for president, is prepar- inf a series of articles reminiscent of Lincoln, with whom, he was quite iu-| timate. ______ A catalogue of 300 prizes suitable to every taste and condition mailed on inquiry. Prizes given for saving Diamond "C" Soap wrappers. Address Cudahy Soap Works, South Omaha, Nebraska. No Flatterer. Brown—What do you think of Hob- inson? Jones—Robinson? Oh he s one of a thousand—the poorest one in the whola bunch. Chicago Great Western Increase. The earnings of Chicago Great Western Ry "Maple Leaf Route" for the month of January, 1899, show an increase of ?76,617.84. Total increase since beginning of fiscal year (July. 1st) to date, $257,086.49. Mud and mirth are not often found together. CKESCENT HOTEL, EUREKA SPKINGS, ARKANSAS, Opens February 23i-d. In the Ozark Mountains. Delightful climate. Beautiful scenery. Unequaled medicinal waters. Cheap excursion rates. Through sleepers via Frisco Liae. Adress J, O. Plank, Manager, Boom H, Arcade, Century Building, or Frisco Ticket Office, No. 103 N. Broad. way, St. Louis. A Society Bog. "Yes, she has brought her dog lip along the most fashionable lines." , "Indeed." "Yes, he barks at anyone who is worth under a half million." DlsuKreeaoie February. ' The discomforts of this month can be escaped by taking advantage of the winter excursions of the Louisville & Nashville Railroyjd to one of the many pleasant resorts of the South, This line offers unsurpassed facilities 'or reaching the cities in the South, he winter resorts of the beautiful gulf coast, of Florida, of California, and of the West Indies. Write C. P. At' more, General Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky., for folders descriptive 01 Florida orJ^_Gjalf_Coast.__ Croaking chairs should never be in, a sick room. Gen. Wheeler oarries a gold watch which he picked up at San Juan. It evidently belonged to a Spaniard, but the owner could never bo discovered. Fireflies are caught and caged by the Japanese, At night, when a stylish party is in progress, the flies are released in the garden ana the effect is quite artistic. • CURE YQURSElFi Use Big « for unnatural discharges, luUnmuwUpus, irritations or ulcerutiom Of 1UUCOU9 XnQmprftneq. PuiuleBB, and uot twtrln« gnat or poisonous. , or 8ent ' bx express,. vramhl. li'-iOt or3 homes, fj.W. Circular t«ftt o»

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