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Hf THE ODD ffrww Itfefct Is Pond of the Foaming Stttsnirp SIa.l»«ty la tfc« Sfoanfaln* of . <1UF~R AND CURIOUS FEATURES OF LIFE of the Snmtner Wind*. r F the dale and down t h" e bonrn*. O'er the tpeadow swift we fly; Now we slntr, and now we rtiourn, Now we whistle, now we sigh. By the grassy- fringed river, _ Through t h • m-i-murlng reeds we sweep, the Illy leaves we quiver, To their very hearts we creep. How the maiden rose Is blushing..At the frolic things we say, "While aside her cheek we're rushing, Uke some truant bees at pla^. •• Throug-h the^bloomlng groves we rus- ; ..... tie, --•—-.- -- .._-•:.-—. :.:— — Kissing every bud we pass, — Ass we did It In the bustle, Scarcely knowing how It was. J?own the^glen, across the mountain,O'er the yellow heath we roafn, Whirling round.about the fountain Till Us little breakers foam. Bending down the weeping willows, .While our'vesper hymn we sigh; Then unto our rosy pillows On our weary wings we hie. Tljere of Idlenesses dreaming, Scarce from waking we refrain, Moments long 0,3 ages deeming Till we're at our play again. Thl» Crow . Loved Beer. The members of a family residing at Jonesdale, Pa., have for some time past "en annoyed by the mysterious dis- Ijearance of various bottles of beer. 1. those connected with the household tried any knowledge of the thefts Mid; did pot understand the language he iejjuld make no denial. Feeling Indisposed one day, the master of the house remained at home. Peter didn't, appear to relish his master's presence at all. He was peevish, and at last disappeared. Later in the day a clicking was heard In the cellar, and the master .took a position where he could see what mischief Pete was doing. Thera •was Piste on the cellar floor tossing the bottles over. He would set one on end and give it a kick against another, as Intent upon his work as If he, like many of his kind, were at that moment byeakfng clams upon rocky shores. At last he managed to break one of the bottles. The beer frothed out into the Httle hollows in the floor, but some re- jnained In the x concave pieces of the broken bottle. '-He drank ail that he could find, and, seemingly, was about satisfied. He surveyed the broken -J>lece8^_cocked_^ls 1 jiead to one side, •winked his eye and ~strutted~around" IMMnpously. Then the bird picked up one of the larger pieces of : the bottle JMid flew to an open window at the fiacjc of the cellar. He disappeared aa, but wa^soon-back- after ffljjxfre, which he disposed of in the same •w$7, and continued to do this until all tjaces of his riot had disappeared, except some small pieces, which he •Scratched out of sight. Prinking himself Inlo presentable shape he left the cellar, and before long was walking around the kitchen with unsteady gait, hoarse v6ice and bloodshot .eyes, importuning his mistress to furnish him with supper. - <• • A Strange Malady. .;.: : Rejlabje_jreport8 Brought from the southern part of Perry coun~ ty, near the Knott county line, say a fatal malady, something like black death, Is raging there, and already several deaths have occurred, with more than sixty cases In the immediate vl- «£my, Bays a Sergent, Ky., special. New cases are also developing every iiay, and the local physicians of Perry county have their-hands full, although • they were unable to give any aid, the disease being fir beyond their knowledge. The victims first feel a heavy .Attack of chills, followed with a break- ins out of the tongue and mouth. Usu- ajjy they want to be sleeping all the wJjile and can not be kept awake. Much eicJltement prevail* throughout the rounty owing to the fatality of the "black death," and every precaution is taken to prevent the spread of the strange disease. Some eighteen months sj^p this 'same disease waged In Perry etai&ty, end many victims were carried off, tbbugh it finally abated. Also the i&pe malady waged on Beaver Creek, CTpyd county, where it carried off more than 100 people in less than three week^e. It was carried there in a suit of clothes from Cincinnati. The Deaf Girl Understood. It doesn't always pay to express your Inmost thought even guardedly in the pre&mcs of deaf mutes. A stoty waa told at the meeting of the Woman Suffrage association the other after- fi«Mm, which showed conclusively the wisdom of the above remark. A devoted couple who, apparently, had been loag separated, were thrust suddenly. into eacli other's company at a largely attended reception. The lady who told tlie story said that she was present in with an educated deaf girl, happy reunited pair displayed fully the thoughts that were in their Sseurts by the beam upon their countenance. Suddenly the young man drew near to the one whom he adored sad said is a low tone, inaudible to about him, a few aeemSegly af- -word*. Tise deaf girl tSi» ymsMsdiuss with br«k« r--?*-. *-i1 ?IX"T* '-i r>•>-.», -« •».•* }•,.•» <•-,-.! -.-pi ^-; %r p ITJ ~<^f*} 'J? fi'| * T-Tf n^* J-°:« T'«i >(«^ von. If dnn't g^t out of th«> way pretty soon I Bhn.11 li«avf> to before thpm.' The girl replied, 'Then I shall scream,' " The deaf gtrl understood their words by the motion of their lips. Two Mighty Menu One*. Candidates for the dishonor of b«lng the meanest husband are, fortunately, not abundant in the United States, but occasionally they enter the list One Kentucky benedict gave his wife on the twenty-fifth anniversary of their wedding four yards of "domestic," out of which she was to make him a shirt, this being the only gift from him in the quarter of a century. A strong competitor is the Ohio man who gave his wife but $10 in four years. Out of this she had to expend $5 to replace ft parasol for her sister, which the man had lost, and he borrowed the remain- Ing $5 of her to get his trunk out of pawn and forgot to pay it. The only money he ever spent for her In any way was a nickel paid for a sack of peanuts, of which he took the lion'a share.zrrThe:wife was forced to clothe herself and pay for her own board. Telegraphy Without Wire*. The postomce department of Great Britain is experimenting on a new system of telegraphy which is embodied in the following idea: "The system depends not on electro-magnetic but electro-static effects; that is to say, on electric waves of a much higher rate of vibrationi not less : than 260,000,000 a second—that is, Hertzian waves. These vibrations are projected through space in straight, lines, and, like light* are capable of reflection and refraction. Indeed, they exhibit all of the phenomena which characterize light More than ten years ago the discovery was made in a London office in the Telephone Exchange that operators read from sound messages that were in transit from London to Bradford by telegraph—w>rea;s=^Qther^7flxporlmont8j have demonstrated the possibility of telegraphing though the wires were broken. The probabilities are that the attraction is strong enough to continue the sound through the space between the broken ends of the lines. The Cat Camo Hack. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a long- distance pedestrian cat. He is the property of Dr. Terrill, who recently moved, 'from Covington, Ky., to Anderson, Ind., taking the animal with him. Soon the cat was missing and in duer course turned up at the old place in Covington. Dr. Tenrlll was informed and once more brought the cat to Anderson. How he made his way back to Covington is not known. The distance between the two places is nearly 200 miles. Step to the next cage, please. Costa for small Appeal. Webstar City, Iowa, has been occupied ten days at a cost of over $2,000 to the taxpayers of the county with the case of Hoffman versuB O'Brien, an"appeal from a Justice court, wherein judgment was given the plaintiff for $26. In the. costs of the court and the amount Involved the case Is similar to that of the Jones county calf case. The Jury, after being out all night, gave a verdict to the defendant, who submitted a counter claim. Snake Swallowed Lion. The big boa in Lemen Bros.' circus at Armontine, Mo., the other day gobbled down the baby lion McKinley. The cub weighs thirty-five pounds and yelped lustily. It was sleeping -by a stove-when the snake escaped. The mother lion saw the act and In her rage roared like Niagara. The other animals Joined In and the watchman came. The snake was killed and cut open and the cub is now doing business at the old stand as if nothing had happened. Kangaroo Ii Homesick. A kangaroo in Central park menagerie, New York, escaped the other day and had a frolic. The animal did some tall jumping when he leaped through an opening in the roof of the -deer house, right over the keeper's head. The kangaroo wouldn't come down, and four men who climbed up there found him worse than a Jumping bean. He leaped over their head* in every direction, but one 'of thwn fell on his tall and that was the last of the fight, Maine'! Wild Heifers. These two savage beasts are wild heifers belonging to Charles George of East Orrington, Maine. ' They escaped from a pen last fall and have Just been captured, after having lost all trace of 'domesticity. They are fat and sleek and have gone through some extraordinarily cold weather without turning a hair. One had a calf BO eav- age it had to be shpt. Many animals run wild along the Maine coast and always winter well. Huumu Ojtrlcli. James Warburton, an Australian, 63 years old, who was admitted to the H£tate hospital for the Insane at Morris Plains, N, Y., about one year ago, suffering from melancholy, died last week •without apparent disease. Thomas P. Prout, hospital pathologist,' performed an autopsy and found bits of glass, stones, three silver teaspoons and the handles of eix othera in Warburton's Btomacb. Part of the silver only came from, the hospital. "How did your friend's speculation corns <out?" "You jnean ta«f one wao 9tttttptb»«9«ft«ieat feoas$«?" "~ " Paine's Celetv Compound to High Favor in • His Family '•-'W , I WASHINGTON, D. C., April i>\— Congressman Peter J. Otey has distinguished himself by active and honorable service in the house of representatives, where he was sent from the sixth district of Virginia. On the floor of the house and in the committee room he is a conspicuous advocate of measures for the advancement of good government. In what high honor Paine's celery compound is held in the family of this distinguished legislator appears from the following letter: » . Dear Sirs:— For. ye'ars I have been a great sufferer from neuralgia, and during the last winter was advised to try used two bottles of it with great benefit. I was BO much pleased with it that I persuaded my brother, John Floyd, to use it. He had been having a bad after using the compound for~ two months, is so much improved that we feel sure a third bottle will complete bis cure. Every one has spoken:of the marked change for the better in his appearance. Respectfully,^ Mrs. Mallle Floyd Otey. This is one of some 15 or 20 letters from United States congressmen or members of their families, that have recently appeared in the newspapers here, heartily recommending Paine'B celery compound. One of the most eminent physicians in the city, being interviewed by one of the papers, saye: "Paine'e celery compound marks a tremendous stride in the cure of diseases. "No remedy has ever succeeded in driving out the underlying causes of nervous and organic troubles no surely and rapidly. No remedy represents so comprehensive a knowledge of nervous exhaustion. It cures where other means have been tried and found futile. "There is-less hesitation nowadays among intelligent people in attending to the beginnings of poor health*. It is well knoivn that disease is progressive and cumulative, easy to drive out at the start, but a menace to life when allowed to entrench itself in any organ of the body. If people would consider headaches, rheumatism, neuralgia, sleeplessness, Indigestion and languid feelings in their true light and as seriously as they deserve to be and make a stand against them at once by means of Paine's celery compound, there, would bu u \voiideffu1~arrnlnutlon in the amount of kidney, liver and heart disease," Any one who reads the heartfelt, emphatic letters that have appeared here Trsgrmen ami women who owe their health and of ten .their lives to Paipe's celery compound will be impressed by j;he sincerity in every line. "This great modern scientific invigorator and health-maker is doing an enormous amount of lasting good these spring days. Its success in making people well has had no parallel in the history of medicine. . It has cured thousands of cases of rheumatism and neuralgia, many of long standing that have been despaired of by friends and physicians. .;-'---....'-— ....: ^..; il.^. • i "Compared with other remedies, its permanent cures staud out us a mountain does beside a mole hill, If alt the men and women who have entirely got rid of nervous debility, threatened nervous exhaustion, sleeplessness and such organic troubles as kidney, .liver and stomach diseases by its help, during the past year alone, could be brought together, what an army of grateful people it would make!" TRAMPS IN CALIFORNIA. They Are Not Welcome Even to FBM Through CupUtrano. , San Juan Caplstrano, true to its name Uke most of our southern California settlements, is Spanish tainted, says the Los Angeles Herald. Its aspect, yellow and dead, is plctuesque Indeed, and many a romance has begun a flirtation with fancy through a contemplation of her seared adobe structures built a century since by . the good padres. Caplstrano, too. is proud of another of her attributes in the person of a grandson of Granada, who, with turkey-gobbler ostentation, guards the town and its treasures. .This guardian, to be sure, is just a plain constable, but that rather commonplace title is loaned a deal of dignity as it reposes on this dignitary's "breast. Through the precincts watched over by this careful eye eacfti afternoon a. train passes, occasionally bringing into Cap- lstrano strangers, upon whom assurances of welcome are seldom heaped, for even the naturally indolent spurn those back-door boarders, who, as a eacriflce to their bohemlan love of the "dolce far niente," bav^ chosen a life of anything but labor. Those unwelcome guests, piqued, of course, at the chilliness of their reception, think to journey on—a condition that grants Capistrano's constabulary the opportunity to star, and, be assured, he fully avails himself of it. He is a hospitable fellow and has a decided aversion to the Bight of auy one hurrying a\yay with, a latching of ruffled feelings iais~ adorning his throat Those who would oe on nis strong arm assists rrotn the perches selected to be a means of flight. And so it was that one sunny afternoon, when two disrespectful travelers, remaining motionless, 'did not even alight from the train to do homage to the constable and his hacienda (he only happened to spy them after the engineer had . pulled wide the throttle) his blood bubbled, and in a twinkling he was aboard the train tugging at the bell cord that commands £he engineer to stop. The man at the lever obeyed" instanter and jumped from his cab to learn just why that command was given. Encounter- lug the person who had sounded the alarm, he asked: "Who stopped the train?" "I did,"-answered the addressed. "And for what?" „ "There's hoboes on the brake beams." Perhaps the train was late; at any rate there must <haye been reason for the strength of the closing address, de- llvered with fine oratorical effect by the engineer. "There's hoboes -underneaUi," he exclaimed; "well! well! well! The next time you stop my train for that I'll take that badge from your breast and, bedad, you'll swallow it. Hoboes were under there before you were born. They're there now, and they'll be there, long after your greasy bones have been burued blacker than your beetled brow!" Y«t tinkers tiiik and theorists theorize tbioking to eradicate the tramp evil. , The {Sea fjnvlfl Apple. The tree Is R good one, bears early, annually and proliflcally, writes J, T. Sjone In Michigan Fruit Grower. The apple Is beautiful In shape, size and color. It is pie-eminenaly a good shipper and long keeper. For culinary purposes It has no superior In the appearance, palataujenesB or utility of the finished product Cooked or uncooked it is, in its season, agreeable and healthful, in qualities of solid merit for all purposes to wfclch mankind applies it, except lor elder and the hypercritical taste at dessert, it is superior to all other apples. This renders It the favorite in commerce and gives it t!he world's verdict. A few hundred people have for many years debated Its quality as a mere table fruit Seventy millions of Americans and perhaps all apple-u01ngz4?eoplc-elsewhere,-either not knowing of the discussion or caring nothing about It, buy and use this apple when they can get It The Ben Davis apple, like Grant's generalship, Is often criticized, but always triumphant. It Is a development that meets a need as nothing else of its kind has done. It has pleased the world's eye. It has convinced the world's judgment It la beautiful, useful, enduring. Its deficiencies cannot contend against its merits. It is not to be judged by the .palate alone. It suffers in quality only In comparison with a very few other varieties inferior to It In all other respects. 'Applying to It the test of quality alone a comparatively few men— experts of overtrained taste—have pronounced against It But it sells for the highest price in the spring. The world's judgment is against them. Bui, they say. this is when all other apples FRESH, true, only to the extent that this apple out-, lasts all others, brin-s into prominence one of its chief merits, namely, its fitness to survive its rivals. A thing that entirely succeeds, is unassailable by fact or logic. Persons engaged in specialties become mentally overtrained and hyper- sensitive on their subjects. Because the Ben Davis is not the equal in quality of half a. dozen varieties of transcendent excellence in that respect, hut otherwise deficient, a few hundred men of acutely critical Judgment have rejected It Nature Is not bounteous in her super-eminent productions. Being overeXQuisite they come in diminished quantities and soon perish. The; tolling millions waste no time in vain regrets'over them, but cheerfully ac? cept nature's offering^ It is only among the select four hundred—mainly members of horticultural societies and overeducated—that we hear, lamentations over the depravity 01 the uen and these hasten to buy it 'before It iff all taken in the second quarter of the year. When it comes to the tug of war the intellect is no match for the appetite. - - —The Ben Davis will not down. It is an established, accomplished fact It Is entrenched in the good will and sound judgment of the practical millions. Late In the season the epicure ceases his fight and craves for it, and the millionaire finds It a delight. It is a commoner and a klng t It will never surrender to criticism or denunciation. When it falls it will fall before a rival which nature sfcall produce, strong where It Is both strong and deficient Such a rival has not yet appeared. The London llaupberry. " On February 6th I had the pleasure of visiting the venerable horticulturist, F. W. Loudon at his home near Janes- vine, WJs., and lopked over bis field of Loudon raspberries. They -* have stood the severe cold weather and seem to be alive to the yery tip. This- new seedling .red raspberry seems destined to become the beet of ell red raspberries for general cultivation, as it is proving exceptionally hardy everywhere and in quality and productiveness has no equal. Mr. Louflon has spent years in growing new seedlings of s'trawber, ( es and raspberries. The Jessie strawberry, which ha% a national reputation, >s one of his many seedlings. His new rasp/berry will without doubt make the name of Loudon a household word all over the ..country for generations to come. No new berry that has yet been produced seems to be euch an advance over its predecessors as this seems to be over all the varieties now in cultivation. It la through the efforts of such men as Mr. Loudon, whose whole soul is wrapped up in horticultural work, that we can expect to eee our fruits and vegetables keep pace with the onward, march of progress that is going on throughout the world L. H. Read. Pruning Old Apple Trees.r-Apple trees that nave become unproductive may often be restored to usefulness by severe pruning, cutting out limbs that have t>egun to decay, as these lessen the vlgoi 1 of the $ree. - If large limbs are .cut off the cut should be made with a'caw, and the cut eurface quickly coated with a varnish made of gum shellac with rosin. With, a new and emaller top, vigor wIU return to the old tree, and |f supplied with mineral fertilizers, especially, potash, it *wlU often be productive many years. It is a good time to regraft these old trees w&en pruning them, choosing gome extra vigorous variety that 10 long In coming tato bearing yu young trtses, Tlie Tweaty-Qusiee u$,p] Northern S$y are footh ejcoelleat regra.fi em old &»4 #pp»r*iiUy out AT., . COE&VANSANT'S ROCK FALLS, ILL., "* t ' f - [ DonW Run the risk of baying ••falter- atefl Groceries and so-called Bargains, The "EAGLE GBOCJERY" , will meet any, and all competl- toris^prlces, quality considered, ±f~r?and I «tand_Teady jfco prove 'the statement. Look! 4 Ibs. Fftncy Cal* Peaches... 7 «« ««.•«* prunes 4 cans of Blackberries 4 " " Black Ilaspberries 3 " " Strawberries ...... 1 Ib. of Good Coffee.. Can Corn.... ........ ..... ...^ Can String Beans ........... .^ 1 gal. Good Syrup ...... And all Prices on Groceries to suit the times. J. P. Overholser, STERLING, . lOo 26q JOB ForsJI kinds of Job 1'rliitiug go to THB STANDARD offlo* Ordori by mall (or Letter , Head!,- Note Hesdn, ti " TnenM, Bnrelope*, Aa. t promptly executed, at regular men. Adar«M ; ran r %m HOW ABOUT YOUR MILK CREAM? I deliver promptly .to any part of the city, the best in the market. Buttermilk included. HIRAM MOVER 111 E. Third St., Sterling. ilNDERY P^^aT inUtnii Site bound, to t . k ityls« &&dat prloMto Kolttttettn^w tD« 8TERLINO STANDARD BINDEIY >, In. J , - Fishing Time Is Here, and yoa will all have tiro*. _- to fish, and whether.jrin» . idea for sport or profit, yotk will find the.finest, largest, and cheapest line of Fishing Tackle In the county '.'• . •*'••••'•'.•".'•."•• E.J,FeigIey& Son's, 3<H> Locust'si., Sterling, HI- WANTED! U Driving and HORSES. WUIbeat Howland's Livery Barn t on Friday and Saturday* April 23 and 24,1897,

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