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-ft MAGNETIC ANOMALT, The rnngnctio needle has bean acting in n very cnor(jotio manner recently In some parts of Prance and Scotland, where it* declination now is twenty to twenty-five minutes greater than it was a few months ngo, though no change has occurred in the adjacent regions. Scientific! men do not know how to account for this magnetic anomaly, unless it indicates that metat- tenring rocks in the depths of the earth navo linen displaced by some profound goological disturbances, which is made apparent at tho surface hv these unusual vagaries of the .iceilln. The theory was long ago ad- *<lrnncr(! that terrestrial magnetism, if we could read it aright, would explain what i« going on in tho bowels of the rth; and in tbe connection that geolo- gi(t« are disposed to trace between the recent magnetic disturbances and subter- ranrnn geology we have another illustration of the interdependence of the sciences, a great truth to which Wallace called , attention PO vividly when bo based conclusions relating to prehistoric geological changes upon tho present distribution of fauna in the ft! archipelago. (anHriM Can't U found —the equal of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. If other medicines of its class wcro liko it, they'd bo guaranteed. This is. If it doesn't benefit or care, in every easo for which it 's recommended, YOU get your money back. It Isn 't a "euro-all," but it does cure nil diseases arising from a torpid or deranged liver, or from impuro blood. For all Scrofulous, Skin and Scalp Diseases, it 's a positive rem' edy. Even Consumption, or Lung' scrofula, is cured by it, if taken in tirao and given a fair trial. That's all that's asked for it—a fair trial. Then, if it doesn't help you, there's no jiay. Wo claim it to bo an unequalcd remedy to purify tho blood and in vigorato tho liver. Wo claim it to bo Listing in its effects, creating an appetite, purifying tho blood, and nruvonting Bilious, Typhoid and Malarial fevers, if taken in time. Tho timo to take- it is when you first feel tho signs of weariness and weakness. By druggists. "A Woman Best Understands a Woman's Ills." Thousands of women have been benefited by Mrs. Pinkham's advice, and cured by her remedies after all other treatment had failed. Lydia E. Pink, ham'i Vtrttatli Cm)pound has been more successful In curing Female Complaints than any remedy the world jias, ever >known, including Leu- "-"*"" corrhea, the various Womb and Uterus Troubles, Dackache, and is invaluable to the Change of Life. For Kidney Complaints the compound is unequalled. All UMITKM * tell It, or irnt by mail, hi r.inn t >r 1MIU or Ixuengc, mi lrrflr.lnffill.00. l.lvrr I'MIi, Site. Corre- - Atlitreii in cimflili'iire. S ' — j-vuii i:. I'INIIIIAM M«D . Co., '.UJ_<2LSS. OISTI3 3SJVJOYf» Both the method and results Byrup of Figs is taken | it is pit mad refreshing to the taste, and acts gently yet promptly on tbfJUdneys, liver and Bowels, cleanses the STS- tkm effectually, dispels colds, headaches and fevers and oures habitual 'constipation. Byrup of Figs is the only remedy of its kind over produced, pleating to tho taste and ao- oeptablo to the stomach, prompt b Its action and truly beneficial in its effects, prepared only from the most healthy and agreeable substances, lis many excellent qualities commend It to all and have mad* it tho most popular remedy known. Byrup of Figs is for sale In 60c Qtd $1 bottles DV all leading druggists, f Any reliable druggist who may not .have It on hand will procure ijt promptly for any one who wishes to try It Po not accept any substitute. •" ' CALIFORNIA FIQ SYRUP CO. o SAD FRAH0I8C0, OAL. rrT"'<"f/r « »•»•** m<t. • <»i u in v. tfiksi., N.T ,n» ta|iM4 .Over, comes , . reaulti _J ofimu uuiinKiuurc* Sick Ilendauttei. r«»ture«CuunilciiomcnieiOQniiH|iliH»lt. PRIDE 'S CONFLICT. A STORY OF CASTE. Us was honor Itself, and to him now Hiss Wortblngton was almost another man 's wife. But bad she been free for himself It would have availed li'lm little.— The younger son of a noble house may not marry where his heart or fancy leads blm, and IIugh Carleton knew this; but he yearned to help Florence if he could In her grief and trouble. Ills attempts at uonso. latlon were well meant, though they were clumsy enough—but at least they came from bis heart. Ho reminded her of the hundreds dally In the same predicament as her father had boon, and of the fact that alio would soon bo extricated from her present dependence—this last hurt her prick, and so eased her grief—and he declared earnestly and causelessly that the might count upon his fricndalilp at all times. Poor fellow, bis will was good, but his power weak; and bis father—a poor peer—was also a sufferer by Sir Arthur 's defalcations, and hence not too kindly disposed towards the dethroned heiress. Nearly a month Miss Worthington waited for some sign of faithfulness from her noble lover; but none enmc. Lady Haven persisted silently in hoping against hope; but Florence would not bear his name from her aunt's lips. Sho resolved what to do, and she did it quickly and decisively. She wrote, herself, to his lordship, Informing blm that bis absence and slleneo told her plainly enough that his fueling towards hor were like her own for blm; that their engagement had been unduly hurriod by her dear father, and that while thanking him for the great honor he had done her, •he gave him back his freedom fully and freely. The mlssivo written and sent, sho waited calmly for his reply, little doubting what It would be. And she judged rightly. Every line in his lordxhip's rather elaborate answer betrayed the satisfaction that "under the circumstances" his freedom had been restored. The amount of gratitude that ho expressed proved only what his fears hud been; ho declared that his admiration w.is boundless for Miss Worthington's generosity, and remarked gracefully that, though her previous unmistakable coldness bad pained him, be could not under all tho existing and painful conditions, hut acquiesce In her decision that their engagement had perhaps been unduly hastened. He also reminded her that tho rupture had come from herself or, as a man of honor, he would have held himself In readiness to fullll his promise, had she insisted upon his doing so. Ho concluded by hoping she would always look upon him as her friend, whenever it might bo in his power to aid her In any way; that he should always consider her wishes us commands; anil he subscribed himself as hers "very faithfully." Lord liarcourt kept u copy of this letter, and rode with, for him, extraordinary haste to his Dowager mother—ids face radiant, bis heart, if be possessed one, plainly untouched; and his mother's sympathy un mistuniuulc. "You have had an escape, Vernon. Of courso under the circumstances, your marriage with .Miss Worthington would have been impossible; but she might have been dllllcult lo manage, matters might have been painfully complicated. Imagine the future (Jountess of liarcourt having been the daughter of a fraudulent gambler I It Is too horrible to contemplate her ladyship declared. .'Still I must say she has enabled you to withdraw gracefully, und shown herself to be u girl of spirt—poor thing I" she added magnanimously, "Sho Is wonderfully handsome, mother," Lord liarcourt said reflectively, not regretfully. I shall have to seek far to find one as irreproachably beautiful and well bred." "Ueauty Is a great advantage, Vernon," his mother told him, "but It is not everything. She certainly was handsome, and seemed to me to have pride beiittlng her supposed station; but we could not endure the shame my sou." • • • With curling Hp and flushing faco Florence read Lord Uarcourt's letter slowly und calmly to the end, und then placed it in silence before her aunt. She know well the storm it would bring down upon her head. "(iood Heaven, Florenco, do you mean to tell mo that you havo voluntarily released Lord liarcourt, that you havo acted so blindly, so wickedly, so " Words fulled her ladyship. "Ulrl you must be madl" But Florence was at least outwardly apathetic. "Possibly, aunt; nevertheless it Is too evident to me that, had I withheld his lordship's rcloase, he would have soon sent me mlno. I preferred the more dignified course of the two, and acted upon It.'" "But we had a hold upon his lordship, Florence. Wo could have forced him to fulfil his voluntary engagement." Hero Miss Worthington laughed for the first time—and It was not a pleasant laugh to hour. "And you can imagine me a willing brldo to a bridegroom forced to marry mo Good heaven, surely I have not suuk so low as that I" she said bitterly. "I repeat you are mud, Florence I You. without a penny in the world or a homo to turn to—how dare you tako the law into your own hands and dismiss Lord liar- court?" Lady ltaven demanded furiously, "We, hud, I tell you, a hold upon him—at least, ho might have given you compensation in soino way. You don't know what arrangements might have been possible, Ue might have ottered some sort of coin, promise. You have acted liko a wilful foolish child, and thrown away your last chance" Miss Worthington's cheeks were ablaze, "And I—at least yet—cannot realise your right to insult me so grossly, uuut ltaven. I would beg my broad from door to door before I would touch a penny of Lord Harcourt's money I" she said excitedly. "I am not accustomed to deal with girls of your headstrong temperament, Florence, and own they do not please mo. Girls In freedom may well assert their Independence, if they choose j but those l/jund hand und foot by poverty and disgrace—»y, disgrace," her ladyship repeated coarsely— "would do well to learn submission to their fate—to abide by tho advice given thoin by their friends." "Such a little time, and how I have fallen 1" poor Florence thought, with blttor pain; but she sut motionless, not showing that she felt la the least her aunt's' abuse. Her silence only Increasod her aunt 's fury. "Pray what am I to do with you. Flor- sneer l'crhups you can solve that altUvuU ty for mo." "1 did not know that there was s question of your doing anything with me. I suppose my misfortunes will scarcely have deprived me of tho right of free autlour" Florence answered calmly; but she felt little calmness. What was she to dor What should she dof She asked herself these questions continually; sud they were yet unsettled— Iter ueuompllshineuts, she felt, possessed nn I v the most ordinary merit. neudeuce *T any kind, she said truly enough, was utterly Intolerable to her. The home sli* wus in now she occupied simply on suffer. ! suce,' and must leave in a few weeks at almost. Hor first thought had beeu that her OOOOOOvD • It I* for th« cure of dy»p«i>*la and IU attundanu, •lok-lioudoelte, couatlpa-' tlon and piles, that •Tutt's Tiny Pills* SJP hare become so famous. They ac*W yeiitly, without Rrlnlng or nausea. (••ST POkltH III TMt WOIMM aunt would oiler her a home with her for a time; and, with her father's only sister, who bad spout half her life In their house, sho had felt that the obligation would not he too overwhelming—it would soften her dependence, Had she boon a little more submissive and trautahlo, s shade mors humble, she might have discovered « little softness in her ladyship's granite heart; but It .required more patient socking for than Florence's proud nature was likely to stoop to, so she sutterod, i<uiiv Ituvon had not f lioucrlit of tesrisj: her niece unprotected in the world) but she had s strong ldesef making her feel her dependence until sat bad. beooms quite submissive, The time however happened to b« most IneonvenVent for her MysbJp, "lis wwj enmed to pay s month's visit U «n oW flriAM* tat sfMldoi •«»* tM* of • London HS V BID ,- mi. nn, HI juvr s.U v the trWiifi* bad Just must*} thnuW Her .Rites,* mourning and seclusion, which at tne ooss could only bury them both In some dull watorlng place. To do her ladyship justice, this plan had entered her head as a possibility; but Miss Worthlngon's last misdemeanor had entirely removed from her aunt's mind the Idea of making such » sacrifice. Lady Haven's own Lrndon house In Clurgcs street, was let for some months, and her ladyship was further engaged to winter In Nice with her married daughter, with whom Miss Worthington had never thought fit to be on friendly terms. They had been rival beautlos for one or two London seasons, and Florence Worthington bad, perhaps with too Insolent a triumph, carried oft" the palm; so It seemed ImpossL ble that she could be hor cousin's guest.— Bho must be safely housod somewhere, for a time at least, nntil her mourning should bo passed through and tho double scandal attached to hor name forgotten. But where? To Lady ltaven the question was tho most difficult to answer. Poor Florence bad indeed fallen from her high pedestal. The girl scarcely real- lscd or cared what was before her; she only told herself that sho was utterly wretched. Hut her aunt was trying her best to enlighten her as to her position and Its difficulties. Florence's defiance hud aroused her ladyship's temper, which wus none of tho best, and for tho time she was toler. ably unscrupulous as to sparing hor niece's feelings. "I suppose thero Is somothing saved for mo out of all the wreck)"' Florenco asked a few days luter. "If there Is anything at all, Florence, it must bo a pitiful tri .ic, duo ouly to your cousin Edward's generosity." lint Miss Worthington still possessed youth and health, and no iuconstdcrablo share of beauty, so that her future prospects need not have seemed so utterly hopeless to hor; they did howovcr, and Lady HUVCII'B lust shaft hud to bo discharged. "I see but one place open for you at pros- ent, Florence—of courso eventually we may arrange differently; but there arc too many difficulties, too much scandal, in the way to do so yet." Full well Florence know what was coming now. • Your aunt Uarrington has written, as you know, most kindly," Lady ltaven said; "she bus written inoro than once, and has really shown great delicacy and kindness; and, with her husband, tho chemist's full wish und consent, she oilers yon a home for an unlimited timo in their house, and promises to study your happiness In all ways, ltcully, for tho prosont at leust, Florence, I do not sec thut you can do better than accept Iter proposal. You have chosen to refuse the high position offered to you; you muy possibly like to try the lower one, und bo able to appreciate it," her ladyship said sarcastically—"at any rate it will afford a few months' shelter.— In such deep mourning—for tho present at least—you cannot think of going Into society. A ycur hence I muy be able to make different arrangements for you to live with me when I am again In Ularges Street.'" All the color faded from Miss Worthington's face; her bitterest fears were about to be realised, her prido wus to be cruelly hurt. Her haughty spirit however still supported her; sho would meet hor aunt on her own ground. Poor Florence! Sho had been reared carefully in tho belief thut trudesmon, high or low, could only bo liko useful machinery in the way of life—that they were people indispensable certainly to keep tho world in action, to supply one's wants und creature-comforts, hut that they were never to be associated with—persons to bo treutod civilly if ono came in contact with them, but otherwise to bo Ignored utterly, and one of the bitterest thorns In Florence Worthington's pride had been the knowl. edge that her dead mother uus a trades, man's child. Hut her mother wHs dead.— Often, in her better und softer moments, she bad Yearned for u mother's tenderness, for a sound from the sweet lips, or a smile from the soft eyes which she so constantly worshipped In the largo oil-painting hang ing always in her own room—the picture had been painted by a celebrated artist when her mother was in nil the first flush of youth, health, and happiness—but the yearning, craving fcollngs were stifled by the remembrance of hor mother's low origin, of the blot It wus upon the family escutcheon. There seemed to be only endurance for her now, for tho hands sho so scorned were tho only ones outstretched to give her bolp or shelter, "You aro right, aunt Margaret; It will be best to accept my uuut Cardngton's of. for. It Is a most kind und disinterested one, for they have scarcely seen me, and do not think they ever had a civil word or thought from any of us; but I suppose they havo some pity for mo—they can see thut I have no other friends to turn to, and they feel some compassion. Perhaps I may Und my mothor's sister, my mother's relatives, my best and truest frionds after all." "You need not be ungrateful, Florenco, I think," said her aunt. "You know quite well that I have offered you a homo with me ovontuully, If you choose to accept it, It may be In your nature—It seems almost as if It must bo—to lean to lowor friends but you cannot with justico deny that 1 have ulwuys tried to do my best for you." "I deny nothing," Florence answered. "But you try to imply a greut deal.— How can I take you with mo to Mrs, Vere'sr How can I reinuin with you here, or even in London? You know that i have rentod my house in Olurges Street for some months." All thut hor ladyship said . wus undeniably true. "Aud how could I take you with mo toNiuo,whon you know that my daughter und her husband have only a suit of rooms there, and thut it is with difficulty they can accommodate mo? Added to which, Florenco, you would certainly not liko to be Margaret's guest, seeing that you nave always treatcu nor with tho barost civility." "I uertainly should not liko It at all, aunt Margaret. I cannot Imagine anything that would bo more distasteful to me. I II our happiest timo Margaret and I were never good frionds; in my present misery I can pretty well picturo what it would be were I a guest on sufferance in Lady Moddowos* bouse, I should rank somowhoro betwoeu tho governess and the lady's-maid. No, thank you I" "It is a pity for your own sake, Florenco, that you do not try to keep s little more control over your temper; it will rulu your happiness wherever you may be.— At auy rate, now you make your own docl- •Ion " Miss Worthington laughed scornfully, as she thought how much choice sho had lu the matter. "Yes, I made my own decision; end I will answer uunt (Jarrlngton's letter today, aud tell her that I accept hor very kind offer only too thankfully, and that ~ am ready to come to her this moment, -tomorrow—whenever she will havo me," she said excitedly, «for I long to be away from this wretched house, whore everything reminds me so unceasingly of my misery—of my dear father," Florence added. And now, for the first time there were tears lu her eyes, "Lot me give you some parting advloe v child—the utility of It must bo for you to decide,. Do not place yourself In too dependent s position m tula new aunt's house. Let them think that you are penniless,and choose to look upon you as a most incon- venloutly poor relution and dependent, aud they will treat you accordingly. Let them know and feel however that you are a Bar- onct's daughter, tho niece of the Countess of ltaven, with them ouly for a time, aud It must Inspire people lu their position with a certain amount of respect that will be beneficial to yourself. Let them think —which will probably be the truth—that you avail yourself of their Invitation ouly temporarily, and that on my return from Italy, your home will be with me, and they will from the first place you In your right position, and probably thlnk.you are senile, (vending In paying them s visit;, This, with a little care en your part, to conciliate them, may render your stay not un. ple*i»ut. You may make use of my advice or net, ss you .think tit. A little time bene* you will probably fee the wisdom of It) b«t you can never endure to live out of your station, Florenoo—of that I ant sure," Aud with these parting words £*. dy Bavsn, la her trailing blsuk silk, left lbs room i " , , |I^Wtbln|tOHburJI«ab»rltwt(u)Mf Ihj thought .nine'coujd b«r| oy a sbady garden, was me private reiv dence of John Carrlngton—not Esquire, for the owner was a chemist, possessing a thriving business somewhere In the neighborhood of Old Bond Street, where he pont the greater part of his time busily onougb, not always compounding pills or making up prescriptions, but overlooking two or three assistants, and experimenting a little on his own acccount, keeping a master's eye on tho old-established and prosperous business. Ho was a mild earnest-looking man, a little past middle age, with thick gray hair and clear bright blue eyes—ono with a gen- tie honest face that Inspired confidence.— Ho was a man who liked to sec his own home well ordered and trim, his wlfo a lady in every sense of tho word. Ills daughters gcntlo and refined. Such was Florence Worthington's uncle, or rather the husband of her aunt, her mother's only sister, to whose homo she had been warmly Invited. "What Is sho like, mother?" was oskod repcatdly by Maud and Ethel Uarrington, as they waited in great excitement for the arrival of their new cousin; but the answer wus always the same, and to them never satisfying— "1 cannot tell you Ethel. It is impossible to say, since I have seen so little of your cousin." 'But when you did see her, mother— what was she like then?" Ethel persisted. "'1 ho first time, a baby a mouth old, overburdened with silk and lace; the second, a dear little fairy of three years, whom I saw in midwinter, and whom I longed to tako and wrap In warm soft clothing, liko yours used to be, but who was wonderfully dressed lu tho height of fashion then, with littlo buro neck and arms; tho third, which was the other day, a slight pale girl in deep mourning, who seemed broken down with grief, und made my heart ache as I looked at hor." "But why have you seen so little of her, mother?" Muud Carrlngton asked wonderingly. "She is our own cousin." • llccuuse, my dear, I could sco that my visits wcro Intrusive; because, although shu is my own niece, I am a chemist's wlfo and she a Baronet's daughter and nlcco of a CJouutoss. Tho gulf between us Is a wide ono; and your father did not cure that I should be an unwelcome visitor. Your cousin could not possibly have wanted for anything but u mother's care, and that they would not allow me to give her." "I do hope she will be nice, inotbor," Maud said anxiously. "I hope so too, my dear; but we must be content with her as sho Is," Mrs. (Jar. rintou answered, us if with a liugorlng doubt on the subject, "l'oor girl, she Is desolate enough, und, if sho knows any. thing at all, must feel terribly distressed about her father's ull'alrs; but I hope they have kept the worst from hor. At any rate, we will try to do the best wo can for her. Sho will be pleased with her rooms, and sho must like you both my dears." I hopu she will like Philip," Muud suggested. od I tulnk it Is of much importance that Philip should like her," Ethel answered with Implied indignation in her voice. But he Is sure to do that; dear old Phil ulwuys likes everybody 1" alio added; uud her dark eyes grew brighter still as shu uttered the name of one she evidently loved so well. iVnd this wus to be Florenco Worthing ton's new home—tho home she pictured with such sickening dread, such loathing thoughts! To do her justice, sho really knew nothing of her uuut aud cousins; nevertheless to her thoy wcro hideously, fatally distasteful, being iniido so by the stamp of trude. They wero a tradesman's wife and daughters, let them bo ever so perfect In all else. ' r o Florence they could never come within her own charmed clrcl or the circle her own imagination bud marked out us impassable. In mute iidicii Miss Florence Worth, ington, with a white, worn face aud an aching heart, hud swept through all the deserted rooms in Portman Square, lingering longest in her father's study, and ad ding to her pain us she did so, leaning lovingly over Ills ann-chalr, where she could trace the impress of his weary head—sho little knew how weary it had lieeii—where she had talked to him so hopefully oil that very last occasion, and there seemed suoh entire confidence between them, and when In spite of all, her future sr ••ncd so bright, tier position such a proud one. She pass, ed on to the conservatory, staying a moment ut the spot whore Lord Harcourt's vows lmd been offered to hor, his coronet held out for her acceptance Sho lingered longor at tho orange-tree, given to her lu such happy times by Hugh Ourleton, und from which something prompted her to brcuk oil' u spruy with bud and leuf- soiivcnirof happiest times, she thought. Then all was over, and she hud to leave the homo whero hor spoilt, though rather lonely childhood and her bright thoughtless girlhood hud been passed—deare: now to hor in remembrance a thousand times than it had ever been in roullty—und she vowed thutln her lifetime sho would novur again pass its threshold. The house hud been taken Just as It was by hor cousin, the heir, who, with n show of goncroslty, hud boggod her to select and retain anything und everything it mlgh give her tho slightest pleasure to keep or possoss for her own use But it was Florence's present nature to scorn all such generosity; und she hutod hor father's hel with a Jealous hate, as almost a usurper, She looked upon his offer us presumptuous^ and Intended ouly to humiliate her; sho even took a martyr's pleasure In doprlvlng horself of many birthday gifts and splendid presents—hers almost by right—which had adorned hor own rooms, which she might havo still kept with littlo loss of dignity. She loft them all, rotiilnlng only tho few trinkets her mother hud possessed, and others of small vulue thut hud been given to hor personally, or thut In hor lavish extravagance she had purchased for nor own adornment. Her splendid wardrobe —fit almost for a princess—was left to her, and now, packed in largo cusos, wus standing ready In the hall to go with her to Fulham. Lady Ravou's currlugo was at the door, and a cab to convoy the luggage. In a few minutes Florenco would havo left for ever hor old happy home, and tho Interval was a very bitter qne to hor. Lady Raven had doclded to take her niece to Fulhum, thinking—perhaps wisely —that with Bomo peoplo it might give Florence more prestige in her new homo. The aunouncomont of "The Countess of Baveu and Miss Worthinortoii" did make a littlo commotion ut the Laurels, Fulhunij tho Inmates had been expecting Florence alono all the morning, and with uo llttl excitemont; consequently, instead of being rccetvod in tho pretty morning-room thut lookod upon the bright garden, the visitors were ushered more formally Into the druwlng-rooiu. "I do not see -much to find fault with here, Florence," was Lady Raven's gracious whisper, while h'er quick oyes noted the contents of the pretty room—the vases laden with fresh dowers, tho turquoise damask furniture, the spotless lace our. tains; thero might be no splendor, but Infinite tasto and refinement wore displayed In all the appointments. "They are evl. dently musical," her ladyship said, noticing the handsome grand piano, which wus open, and had been evidently lately used. Even Miss Worthington began to breathe • little more freely; she had been haunted by the Impression that her new home might be over a shop, and that It must reek with the vile odors of a chemist's establishment, On the contrary, the air seemed ladou with tho seent of flowers; the place too was fur from her own world; she might live ho re unknown, and at all events sudor undisturbed all the miseries of her humiliation, Lady ltaven was graolousness itself, and wus even profuse In hor expressions of gratitude to tho Currlngtons aud hor admiration of the girls, Florence could only listen woiuloiliigly, trying, with littlo sue- ooss, to hollove there was an atom of truth lu ail her uuut said. TO ra ooKjTuronD, IHsaowsto .oi Jtoekj - |aw» s»« W »vip»es> a^iiMt Ih^^^t >, ^^^^#s^^• MrwnvfM, April W,-Rpo)fcjowai »4 Wavpaos demoomlo wunty onavejatlons * '%;sM»:»qi»l •th. Mltmion And U ..fal.es. of OarI ttnd wil | ^i, hi Birds. »7 ««T »Btioa ' vnor r. a. KJHO. During the _ winter months, save the partridge, prairie chicken, quail and a few other species, Wisconsin has no birds. Bat as soon as bare ground begins to appear and the warm ravB of the sun to oosen the soil, setting tree beetles and caterpillars, so soon thero appears among us tho robin, the bluebird and the gulf. Where did they come from? Early in April the little brown creepers ore clambering like woodpeckers over tree trunks and limbs, the purple 6nches are plucking budB from various tree?, and the golden crowned kinglets ore driving a vigorous business among the village shade trees, in groves and in thickets bordering marshes and streams, but in about thirty riny -B these have vanished ns mysteriously ns they came. Then come the early Muy morninge, and somehow with them that wonderful group of woodland warblers, clad in inapprcaihable wedding robes, evolved during the centuries in the solitudes of Aineiican forests. But in about three weeks nearly every species of this beautiful train vanish. Year after year they come and go as regularly as the tides. But the warblers do not reach us alone With them come the Bwallows, thj> green- lets and many of tbe finches iw well as numerous other cpccieB, some to remain during the summer to build their nests and rear their young, while others pause fcr a day and thenhusten on. Un the other side of summer, during the inter days of September and early October, these birds which come suddenly in the spring nnd as quickly vanish again reappear but only lo set off in a few short days. These sudden appouranoi and disap pearances of birds have, from the earliest periods, attracted the attention of people both civilized and uncivilized. So stonily and persistently haB it been affirmed thut swallows hibernate in tbe mud ut tho but torn of ponds and streams, 08 frogs do, that it is still believed to be the fact by some people both in this country und in Europe; and yet it is a well established fact that the great majority cf birds in the cold and temperate zones of the northern hemisphere make longer oi shorter journeys regularly twice each year, Every spring a vast throng of feathered forma turn their faces poleward to reponu lalo nearly a full third of the land and shore waters of the northern hemisphere. With heads full of plans, breasts lull of feeling and throats full of song, they turn their backs upon tbe sunny south with all its luxuriance, and move, like a great army, out of South and Central America, out of the Carribean islands, out of Africa and out ot India with its adjacent islands, toward frozen lands and fro?, m seas. The distances over which birds migrate vary between wide limits and are often surprisingly great, especially when we consider the small sizq of some of these animated beings which transport them selves twice each year across the interval between their homes. The bobolinks, which rear their young on the shores of Lake Winnipeg and then go with them to Cuba and Porto Rico to spend the winter, must twice traverse a distance exceeding 2,800 miles, or more than a fifth of the circumference of our earth each your. Th' kingbird breeds aa fur north as the 57th degree of lattitude, and is found in the winter in South America. Tho biennial pilgrimages of the littlo redbtart exceed 3,000 miles, and those of the tiny humming bird, whose body would m iko scant thimbleful of fieA all told, are scarcely less, and certainly exceed 2,000 miles. But that beautiful little Bummer yellow bird, which occasionally builds i s nest under our chamber window, Bends some of its kin even to the white tea foam cf tbe Arctic ocean, where they arrive the laBt of May, only ten or fifleen days after the sun has begun to ride continuously above the horizm, and yet these huve come alt the way from Uautemuia, over n distance of 3 800 miles, leaving members, even of their own species, to spend I be bummer nmcng those tropical scenes Wonderful mechanism that, which in i stomach no larger than a pea, and an alimentary canal ubout Bix inches long, will manufacture from two or three slim caterpillars, a fly, a moth or a spider, its own fuel and use it with such incompurabl economy as to transport itself through the air dnring a whole night, at the rate ot about fifty miles per hour and at the snm> time maintain its temperaturo at about 104" F. in a surrounding medium not ex ceeding fifty or sixty degrees! and yet H UH is what tbe summer yellow bird does dur ing its extended journeys. It has been estimated that some of tb3 swallows are capable of doing seventy miles an hour. The exquisite and varied songs of many birds, their beautiful colors, their grace ful forms, their curious methods of nest building and their attractive ways have Mroays fmode them objects of intense intere.t to the young. There is, however, another side to bird life which should be far better known and much more fully appreciated than it is. I refer to thoit great and indispensable service) to man, as insect destroyers. There are exceptions to the general rule, it ia true, but taken as a class the world over, it is safe to say that more thin three fourths of the food of all land birds is insects. From tbe stonioch of a wild pigeon wen- taken nino full grown crickets, four grasshoppers, two caterpillars and one harvestman. From tbe stomach of a young partridge less than a week old were taken thirteen caterpillars, seven harvestmen and one grub; from that of a night-hawk were taken five grasshoppers, eight square shouldered bugs and ten scoipion bugs, none of which were less than three-fourths of an inch long. Three golden winged woodpeckers had in their stomachs respectively 225, 220 and 200 ants each. In the stomach of one hairy woodpecker were found eleven wood-boring grubs and thirteen measuring worms. Tbe actual Amount of food which tbe*e birds consume daily, if we except the night-hawk is probably three times that wnat was found in their stomachs. Seven Carolina waxwings, or oherry birds as they aro called with us shot in an orchard infested wilh canker woims, were found to have in their atom achs nearly 100 of these deBtructire pests each. It has been shown by careful estimate that the number of bird which spend the summer in Wisconsin must exceed 22,000 000 and the members of this vast army are hotly in pursuit of our insect enemies during 120 consecutive days, capturing and destroying certainly more than filly insects each daily. Further than this tbe number of birds which pass through our state on their way to and from their sum mer homes is much greater than those which live with as and the service they render is very great and extremely important. In the spring they snatch up many a beetle, moth and fly which have survived the rigors of winter and are just out to lay their eirgs. While in the fall they capture those which have either found or are in quest of winter homes. Twice every year tbe birds of British America ransack the United States and hold the average yield of orchard, garden, pasture, field and meadow far rbove what it might otherwise'be. Much may be done to increase our bird population, and in this direction is to be found one of. the great advantage" of Arbor Day efforts. Birds are fond of Ireland many require them. The lone trees sUndiog in the fields should not all be cut down, tbe king birds need thorn and they will wore than repay whatever damage these trees may do. I believe it would pay, not only to leave some of those native trees btar-diog which are growing along line fences, but to plant others there for the express purpose of furnishing nesting places for birds. Boys should be encouraged to put up bird bouses, not only upon the barn or house,butat various places iu the open fields. The bluebird, house wren and tbe purple marMu an birds wfcloh never mole*, frnjrt or grain and will pomipy these " mt itadly, Bans itbpuld be cpnsfaruot. m all ossanttAl facta in the most apt and pertinent way. It is well to buy a Botuny for one's own improvement, but let him remember that a textbook has n passion for getting in betwren the teacher and bis pupils. Science is not wanted, facts aro not wanted in the lower CUBSLM ; it is love of nature nnd nn appreciation of its beauties that come only from contact with it that we must teach, so that when the child is grown and the years press upon him he will know how nnd where to go to tho fountainhead of rest and recreation. PRAIRIE FIRES. A MOST GRAPHIC STORV. It Is Taken Direct from Real Lite A Charming New Eugland Lady Tells Her Experience Both Abroad and in America. ?qu»tler* Them In '»<-«lcr to Ifronk I.nn Kiinlrr. B ROWNS V AI.I.EV, Minn., April 16— Tho Indian police are endt'iiroring to check ihe setting of prairie fires which tho squa'trrs are starting for the purpose of breaking tho land easier. Th .• fires cause considerable damnge to pasture lands. A number of people have struggled into town half starved anc nearly crazed from thirst. While there is plenty of walc-r in the reservati n, they arc unfamiliar with the country i,nd could not find it, Th? squatters havo n >t delayed in (jetting to wort. Hundreds < ( acres an; already broken and Mix s iwn. M,iny arc pu'tinii in corn and hope to ni I'ce enoiuh this season to cover the miens** of nn>ving up. The new navnl ve-s 1 wuicii \* lo oe oon Btruclcd this year, by our governm 'nt, will be built on tie lines of [he armored cruiser New York. The new cruiser will be 395 feet torif>— 15 fe.-t Inngir ih in the New Yoik—64 feet wide, of'.!) feet dinfc nnd with a displucemnnt of 9.000 tens. The displacement, of th-j New York is n little more than 8,000 tons. Her speed is to bi' tweaty knots, she will be manned by from 475 to 500 men, and shu will have two military masts und no sail power. TUKHK l« moro Cftturrh tn Ihl -i net tl-iu of tin coun'ry tlmn all nili -r IIIHI-HKO, II il tuu'e'her, anil until tho lust f<iw yenrs uit* HII)II imml lo in) tnciiriiblo. Knr n, unni nmny yeur* doolors pro- nouurnl It a local iWqenso, and i-reserllit 'il luenl rt -im-dlos, ami hy constantly lalllni/ to cum with local troatmout, iiroiiotiuced It liicurablo. 8clonco has provsti catarrh to bo a constitutional dlHeano, and therufom rotiutros constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, mantl- teiturod by t\ J. Chonoy A Co., Tolodo, Ohio, Is tho only constitutional euro on tho market. R is taken Internally In ilnRosfrom ten tlroji* to a teaspoouful. It actB illruatly upon thii lilood and mucous surfaces of the systotn. They offur ono hundrod dollars tor any oase It falls to euro. Bond for olroulars and tostlmontals. Ad- dnai, F. J. CHKNBY it CO., Toledo, O. JSTSold by DrueglsH, 7So, CONDENSED TKI-1'.GRAMS. Col. H. M. Milward, who set up the first federal camp in Kentucky, died at his home in Lexington, aged 57. Larkiii Lancaster, colored, who killid Zich. Dixaon in November, 1888, wns banged nt Pulaski. Tenn. Mad* to Look Liko New. Dresses, Gent's Clothing, Feathers, Qlovcs, etc., Dyed or Cleaned, I'lnsli Garments Steamed, at Otto Welch's Dyo Works, 248 W. Water St., Milwaukee. Send fur circular. Cardinal Mezzotantl Is credited with having masterod over 50 distinct languages, as well aa numerous dialects thereof. Ills talents wero developed at an early age. If afflicted with Sore Eyes use Dr. Isaca Thompson's Eye Water. Druggists sell It 25c, Fire at Orange, Texas, did 150,000 damage to the Buni-roH Sawmill company's mill and lumber yard. Insurance, {33,000. Cit.iiiiN it In., I'liihnlcliihiii, I'n., will send, jmst juild, fur a Dubbins' Kleelrie Sinip wrap- jiers und ten cents, any volume of "Surprise Series," (best iiullmrs*), ^5 ci-nl novels, about 200 pages. Send 1 cent stamp for catalogue. The railway which Is to connect Ilucnos Ayrus with Valparaiso Is completed to where the tuunellng begins. The mountain trip connecting the ends c! tho lines can be uiado In from eight to ten hours. Ir you will bo truly happy keep your blood pure, your liver from growing torpid by using Bcecham's Pills. 25 cents a box. One of the first copies of tho "Iliad" was written on the "great gut" of a dragon said Intestine being 130 Inches In length and 18 inches broad. It was destroyed in the great Are at Constantinople. »BROWN'8 BRONCIlIAL TROCIIKS" are widely known as au admirable remedy for Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Coughs and Throat troubles. Sold only in boxes. Paper Is now being mndo fireproof, and Is extensively used In tho construction dwellings. It can be mndo of any color desired, and can be polished and worked like most woods. t, ptjuudjqjr tj wtile swallows lather (ban to ' W»r arj^gWat destroyer* F OB A C OUOU on Sons T HUOAT the best medicine by far Is H ALE'S famous lloxaif OF H OIIBUOUNU AND T AIL P IKE'S T OOTUAOUB Duors Cure in minute. one Alexander Ilockftday, ot Blue, River township, Indiana, Is said to bo 113 years old. He is the father of 12 children. His wits Is still living. She Is 80 years his Junior. Mil. V. D. P AYNE, publisher of tho Union Signal, Chicago, 111., writes: I never saw anything thut would euro hetukuht liko rou r Bradycrotln*. Of all Druggists. 60a Hon of Mayor Tillbrook Of McKeeipott, Pa., cared oi Scrofula in the Neck By Hood's MartaparUtm All parents whose children suffer from Scrofula, Salt Rheum, or other diseases caused by Impure blood, should read the following from Mrs. J. W. Tillbrook, wlfs of the mayor of McKoesport, Penn.i "O. I Hood A Co., Lowell, Mass. "My llttl* boy Willie, now six yssrs old, two years ago had a Bunoh Under One Car which the doctor said was Scrofula. As It con- ttnued to grow he Anally lanced It and II dls charged for some time, We then began glvias lilm 'Uood 'a Saraaparllla and ue improved very rapidly until It healed up. Laat wlatsr U broke out sgain and was followed by Erysipelas We again gave Urn Hood's Baraaparllla with moat excellent results and he has aa4 aa farther trouble. Hie cure is due to the us* ol Hood's Baraaparllla, He nss nerer tew very robust, but now seems strong and healthy tat dally ajrow Ins stranger. Th* doctor ae»ee quit* pleased at hla appearance sad salt he feu** at on* Urn* that w* should loss hlaa, I k *T* also taken Hood's Sarsaparllla , saytell and am teUsled Laat I hs>T*b**aMs«4 by Ik'* Ma*, i. W. Tnxiaoox, |th Avtu*. M*E*Mport,l'.T. The unwritten romance* of life are more wonderful and far more Interesting than the most Tlvld works of Action. The one we arc about to relate occurred In real life, and l< both Interesting and Instructive. Mrs. Jennie Jtny formerly lived In Manchester, N. H. Her home was pleasant, her surroundings comfortable. In the year 1880 she visited England, and while In that country began to experience strange sensations At first she attributed then to the chaugo ol climate, but they continued and Increased, until finally, like many another woman, she became utterly discouraged. | It was while In this condition that Mrs Ituy returned to America and her home Thousands of women who read this story can ppreclate tbe condition In which Mrs. Hny then was, and sympathize with her suffering. Two prominent physicians wcro called and endeavored to do all In their power fur her relief. In spile, however, of their skill Mrs. liny grew weiiker and moro depressed, while the agony shu endured seemed to lu- crensu. It was at this time that a noted ihysielan who was called declared that Mrs. tny was suffering from cancer, said there wus no help, and told her friends she could .lot live more- than a week at the farthest. And here conies the Interesting part of the tnrr, which wo will etitleuvur to lull In Mrs. Itny's own words, Sho said: "Unknown to all the .«e physicians, I had icen using a preparation of which I had icurd much. I did not tell the physicians ici-uii .su 1 feared they would ridicule me, and perhaps order Its discontinuance. During nil the while that tho physicians were at- lending me the preparation was steadily and faithfully doing its owu work In lis owu way, ind 1 hull faith In Ha power. At lost the loctur suld there was no uso ot his coining, lor he could do mu no good. I had suffered HI much that I was quite willing to die, but II seemed that I wus nearer relief than I I.MW . One week fruni the day the ductoi 'ust culled, a false growth, as largo as a .olTcu cup, and which looked as though II mil been very large, left me. I sent for a loctur, und he declined It was a fibroid itiinor, hut suld he hud never known one to conic iiwuy of Itself before. I Immediately bc^iin '-. ^niii hciilth imil Mrcnglh, and I un hc-t.ivllugly declare Ihul my rescue from .iciith wus duu solely to thu marvellous effects of Wurncr'a Hnfe Cure, which wns tho remedy I look unknown to the physicians, uud which cerlnlnly rescued me from thu grave. It Is luy llrm belief that inutiy Indies who are snhl to die of cimcer uf the womb me cuses like mine, and If they could be In- iluccd to use \Ytimer's Safe Cure they, like me, might be snved." The ubove graphic account is perfectly true In every respect. Mrs. Jennie ltuy li­ no w living ut U-i West 0th St., South Il.is ton, Muss., nnd If any luily ihuihls the uhim statement she enn uddrcss Mrs. liny, win will gludly uuswer all questions or grunt un Interview of a conUdcutlal nature to au> lady who may choose to call upon her. It ts said thai "truth is stranger thuu Mellon," and when the thousands of suffering, helpless women who are upon the road which f byslelans say lends ouly to death, consider be story as abovo given thero Is reason fur hope and joy, eveu although they may be now In the depths of despondency and misery. To such ladles the abovo truthful account is willingly given. Tli« Only One Ever Printed—Can Ton Find the Word? There Is a 8 Inch display advertisement In Ibis pnpor this week which has no two words alike except one word. The snmu Is true of each new one iipneuriiigeach week from Thu L )r. Ilnrter Medicine (Jo. This house places a "Crescent" on everything they make and publish. Look for II, seuu them the uame of the word, aud they will rutiirn you UOOK, DBAUTirui. MTiiouiui 'iia or SSMI'I.IM FHKB. During the month of March 1,085,907 bushels of wheat were marketed in Mlchi- f ;an. The condition of the growing crop s reported to be excellent "German Syrup" Two bottles of German 8yrap cured me of Hemorrhage of th* Lungs when other remedies failed. I am a married man and, thirty-six years of age, and live with my wiA and two little girls at Durham, Mo. I have stated this brief and plain so that all may understand. My case was a bad one, and I shall be glad to tell anyone about it who will write me. P HILIP L. ScHKNCJt, P. O. Box45, April25,1890. Nomas could ask a more honorable, business-like statement. • IV DO "YOU COUCH DONT DELAY BALSAM 7**1^*1 teoHic Vitus Danes ejurcd I Viu. B IN A KDBBII , Gal., February, 1890. Uj boy, IS years old, was 10 affected by 8U Vitas Dane* that ha cowl* not go to aohool for two year*. Two bottles of Paitor Koenlf's NeiTe Tonlo reatored bis health, and be 1* BOW atteadtns sobool again. MIOHAZIi O-OONKKL. Bceeia*Blends It to Mmmy, Bamona, Ind., Oct 1,1SN. My danghtor became epileptic aboot are year* ago through a fright. Ail pbyslolaaa' treatment arailad nothing, until I need Pastor Koenlg'a Dene Tonic, whloh at one* dispelled the attacks. It Is the beet remedy I erer need, and 1 have recommended It to many of aaeh a* are e* (Taring from thle dread disease. UABTHA ZIOKLEa -A Valuable Roost em IToroos Dleeasoa aent free to ear addreaa. and poor patients can also obtain thla medicine free or oliarg*. rhaa been prepared by the Reverend (. of Fort Wayne, Ind. sine* ISM, and now prepared nnderhls duecuon by th* KOENIQ MED. CO., Chicago, III. Sold by DrusTgiiU at 91 per Bottle. S fbr SJB. T.xriro Him, »1.7fl. O Bottle* for SID. FREE „Thla fa"" 0 ' 8am ipls Cake of 8oap , .atpasr DooltonBermo^ tologyaudlleauty, jllua-l truted. On Skin. Sca° p ; Nervous and Wood Die ••aaoa. Bout eoaled for 0c- .' „»'»SL. DleSgnre- ..itlita like Birth Murki, • , I"J", Watte, India Ink and Powder raarka, Scare I ittllma.lludlieaa of Noae Buporlluoue Hair, I'im. E&li'Si A ottI * •*• WOODUDHV, lierniuloloaUl, MS v. City, foueultatloa free, at oflke et by lellaa. Hood's Pills M* purely vegetable, perfectly harmless, do not grip*. RELIEVES all Stomach D la trees. REMOVES Nausea, Sens* of OONOaBTIOM, PAI*. REVIVES V AIUMO ENERGY. RESTORES Normal ClrculaUoo, tal W ABMS to Toa Tin. »«. HSITM ttioicim co.. it. usts. —y B ICYCLE8 OP THB HIGHEST GRADE Btc*rs sad Boadstsrs, Ladiss' and dents'. lineal Line In the Weal, Write for Catalogue, Agenle Wasted. Exclusive Territory. Maaufactunra'Pricee. „ T, D. OANSI!, Importer and IHfr*. Afeut, 008 Slate St., GIIIOAUU. SSdaiaios aaxNVM •faefi pn'QBI ueqi&MOH jojoqi Sto[ » pouwiuoiuaii ou,» eqtao tm B oaiir eiop --1UI1 - .. >«»fl jwiwei Ipios n« V> lOHwppe »nx _^ WIS PHH. ITNION, ITTTT— THE COST IS THE SAME. ft Cares CoMa, Conghe, Sore Throat, . InflueHEa, Whoopini; couich. Bronohll Aatlininu A certain cure for CcnaumiiUoei aiaaea, and a i .un. relief in advanced •tajKee. ue* atun L -e. Inn will nee the excellent effect aftea taking the llmt iloae. Hold by dealer* eveirwbaee. targe bottle*, So ceuta and |1A0. Tho Excretory Organs. Tho excretory organs consist of tha lungs, the kidneys, and the skin. Tha lungs remove the carbonic acid frora the blood, the kidneys take the urta acid from the blood, and the skin removes the surplus water and at tha same time assists the lungs in removing the carbonic acid. Now if the, skin be suddenly chilled, the small pores through which ths water has boon oozing arc suddenly olosed. Tha work is then thrown upon the lungs and kidneys. If a large portion of tha skin Is thus affected, the kidneys refuse to perform their office, aud, ia common language, "the cold settles upon t lie kid neys, "and the result Is that all the work of purifying the blood has to be done by the lungs, and If this Is prolonged for any length of time they break down, and the result is pneumonia or pleurisy, and, under certaia court I tions, consumption. R BID'S G KW- MAN C OUGH AND K IDNEY C UKE ln- pltcs tho kklneya to action, stimulates tbe circulation, and thus enables the system to relieve tho lungs of part ot their work. Get this remedy of aaj dealer; 25 and SO cents a bottle. S YLVAN R EMEDY C O., Peoria, HI. Kennedy's Medical Discover) Takes hold in this order: Bowels* Liver, Kidneys, Inside Skin, Outside Skin, Driving evetytklaa be fee* l« saea m&m te be out, You know whethsr you need it or not. Sold by every *rugglai J *ii<J ax**•»****• eel lay DONALD KENNEDY, ROXBURY, MAM. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW LEFT. , Who eandeeln aad trlas OabV drau'a Ouriag ^Mtbat wljl eoassete we en/ortbe reputluou a) kTvus tlje bendaomeel .deelsae ft ear upon tbe price* being " ret torn." Over en* hnndree d to aelect Iron aad din led W* ar* alee 1 -*— Blevolee, L-,.__ etc., and eflbr I coonte to the Ii IIU BVBO m. otv, 1 sii.iis* sit •.•»••** rklladelpala, l*a, I , BUGGIES^--™ — 1 Man Oart-„.onT - - r eeeee**ee**e« . tne atoinaekj, „ T* fy the lilood, are tno beat mcdldm _ new, couatlpeilon, bri^tb.bcaduobe.m painful (llgoaUon, I and all duwoeoaoau S . . tbe etouuuia, liver or form tbelr .proper funetlona. rereor ~ eating are oouoflted by Wtlngof- - I yrtv ia UU war, 18 •djuqicuUng o tal mi, mWj turn* 'ENSION J Wimlilngtoa, D. O, en»l Ime, PATEN TS^Ife»w r; BO Pan Book Free. T.**I»'zaKBAir Wwaiaerae, P. ft KXtiakS -lhie all MOLDIsmtJI K dlaabled. It fee tor laereaae, as reel* experience. Write for lawa. A. W. MaOaaxu Sons, WasBWUIoa, I). 0, and O MOIIHUTI . O. FAT FOLKS REDUCED $125 -00 (HMF' IQiUI«.KIETRO* 00., # .BJsI«Zs .a». I . pea»oa*p »iTe* and MODI * I wag kav* west ieHto /!3h. I •a.eiMtMa** ft*o'aO«r*for | Ooae«m»Uo*. II ta* eared

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