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A Curd to the Public.
Wo hnv-noticed in s-veral piqu-rs in North
C'liriilin i that w! Int;nlt d opei.iiit( a Keeicy
Iur-tittm-in Wii-riin-t-iii, N. 0. Wo nupput-u
it nm out ill tin- iHi-t I'.tH un nrj iirraninij
tr open out in Wu-li u-ioii, I. C.liii I out lu
PaUiinnre, JM. Wc iiavc nu lutentim ol
r.i'!:iiikr n:i Ii.Mitu-.e in nuy oti.-i town ia
North Cuolum at -rc-cnt. u. w l.uvc i.mpii
in,'!M!iiir:.ila!iijii-l f. .r u'.l iIi-m who c,,n;.j to
iti our iK-w aii'l si fi:t;'l In-MHi!-:
at (.ri'ci.lior.. N. :. I'.,r f urtli'-r i::l-,r ; :t -lion,
ii'Hp'm i hi- K'--iy Ibatltt-t", fire n3
buro. or J.oi-I; U i J ;;.
Anl now scientists
ni'ToIcs In Ink. The
tcuced to the pen .'. ! i
should be sua
:iro. Tim Olmtinate ilnro.
The latest way to arrive at a vrn
ts to smoke out the
was siii'i'i'.o-fiiliy t
lo:ig :i'i w hen el
in;- were i;;i.i!i! t'
anion. Th- ob.-t;:
smoke that tilled
tin; cigars, pipes t
tin CIl COIl.pa!i!on;
tvf than iiriiiin i
!.-t n ite juror. Tl:.s
i ll in I In rt ford not
ii u good men and
I ;i i' ; :j -f; tle-ir com-
j i 1 1 or hold out an
lit the volumes of
,e jury room from
: cigarettes of his
proved mor- effec
aud lit give Im
Jc n I ays re
-ijt it vli-n a doc
l:i r hud.ai.d.
Sc lileil S!ioj Will low.
In i'uris a novel apparatus h.is been
fixed In front of the windows of a few
hops, pioneering the way for an Ifitrj-ii;--tio:i
of t!ie Invention.
It consist-- of a small pip'- laid along
from tli'.s through numerous holes s
the exterior of the shop window, and
emitted n pi ntle current of warm n'.r
lightly Kfi'tuetl. which la very agree.
.-l,ie to the i ho; , iado'.v gazers, wl-ii)
It keeps tiie windows i'IlU and bright,
thus more efn .utlvoly iiSplaying tho
Why .Not .r .v li ets?
Cenuany lias l.'.oV-:,"J acres of land
In bitgar beds, and France- lias 1.70'V
(M)0. Ten or twelve tons of beets can
tit- grown to the acre and will yield a
ton of sugar. 'ne million acres of
ugar beets nive a crop worth S.Vi.oom,.
juo. One million acres In corn at pres
ent prices j.i-. e a crop worth $;.2"0.0Ul).
Why not grow sugar beets'.' Leuveu
The otilli lie i k lise!f.
Mr. .1. !;. .Vac iowun, edi'or of the
Chattanooga, I lines, in i recent urticle
iiu oiilhern 'otton Texljli-s," phows
by f.cts iiml iiuics t!ii fhonoiiienal
udvanct! of the :-oulh in tin) n:uuiifin;
tui e of cotton "nous ami demonstrates
that tiie South is (-teudily progressing
tov. ai ds Hie l:iani;f:ictui't! of the. lmest I
graib-s j.f otton. in I'.mi tiiero was
:io! a biein iicry m tho South, an l all
cotbm , K"cd ina!iufa' tui"d in this
(tectum e:o H.-nt to tlio Nortlt to lio
liinsjivd There ai now sevciul
bieachciicH iu the Soiitli, and Mr. Mau
(mvuii beiievi a that u year or tvoh-iic
the South w ill hav linishitig capacity
f iitiiciriit for u'.l the good-, manufac
The fad that Southern mills excel all
others iu colored goods. Cotton toucl
iivj, cotton blank' t-, Ac, in brought
out in Mr. Maivlowau s article. J he
most interesting pat t of his uiliclo is
that in which he cj csc-i the fa lacy of
the general belief that the recent vwm
i rtnl advance of cotton manufactur
ing in tlm South is duo to the advent
of Northern enterprise) and the invest
ment of Notthern capital. Ho pays:
"Ky fur the largest part of the new
mills built since liastorn spinners be
came actively interested in the South
ern cotton trade uro Southern proper
ties, built with Southern money aud
operated bv Southern managers."
S. mi.- f..k-i -i.-tirill-.- l.i-il
fWlll .11-1 ;,tll:-.ii;.:li tilt-l
Oil IIM 1,1 -e aSs-l-. ell 111
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!h" only h i I mnl
to.-rm. i-J- z-'in-i ui
for li.uiilierl. t
Py :u lt from .1
lias written one of Ids l.et st..tl
iw;is volinnn ef Tin- Youth's '
I hi, ion.
'llm l;ar.iiiu:of l! i- S ir.-ili S;i',.," h i'stitle,
and il is a siirrinif l.iNi i f lieri i-m in the
innks. '1 lu-e wii.i Mil.f.-rilM-to Tin- Yoiita's
O iinpai.i"ii new ill receive the im ertreo
for tie- r.--t i I t!,e ve.ir. and T'n -1 'nin ; -union's
Iwelv.-.eolor ealeiid ir i -r JV.'. T,., ',,:u
punien'1' yiiiiv calendar-are i e,-oriii..-,l ih
iimnaLr tin- n ln--t a'nl ee.-t ee.ly cx-iande
or this f.-rm of art. I!!u-truted "pro-p. etu-
of the v.iliiaii' Tor l.SUS and aai 1- i-opie-ef
the paper si-lit on m: li a i-.n. Addrc-s. Th"
Yoiiiti'h i'otiiii.'iniou, i;uT I'-.ilii'nbas avenue,
Sr te or m -. 'i rv ot Tni.i'.n"
la s ( oc.n TV.
Fhank .1. Cnt NKV in.iki
s nier I'.ii lin-r ef tin- !inn
I 'e..ilein- lin-iiirsi-in tUi-e
.nth tti.it lie is tin-
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V el Tl Vllo. 'onnt
it said In :n will ;.n
in .1 i. us for cki'1
(lie sum of umi: in m
utui i-vi-rv i-iin- nl i Ai'Ainin that eii-noi. t
tarid by tin-UM-ef ji i.'s '.v vahiui v::r..
Fc ink .1. hi:m:v.
Swoi n to iM-f.e.v me ami Milin-ri :h-1 ir. in
1 i eiv-ii--. this i-! ii il i v el I ii-i-i-iiih.-r
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Hall's Cat-mti 'tin- i t lUi-n int.-rnally. am'
lu-l-ilir t-th- on the hi ! ami lam o.i'- mu I:ic-
nt titt sytt.-in. Send for UsUmnni-iK five.
V. .1. HKvKY i . Toledo, O.
S Id ly Din -xM.-. TV.
Hall's i mmlv IMU-ir.- theb-st.
Mr". Wiri'.'ow'sSootUiiiifSyrn: foro'if'iiren
tei t -nu. M'lti-ns the euni-i, re bici'i-- inflam i
tiou allays pain, cure- waad colic, -ol-. a lielllc.
Fits ! ill i -nut', v i iv
li v alter tir-i ilav' im .
Nerve Itestorvr. S'.'tri'il li.
Jr. K. 11. Ki.im:. U i..'.i:
f I) . Klin
' Tl I V "lis
.tti.-nii 1 t:e tii-five
Ar U t.. Phila.. l'a.
T ran rt roinnu ml PNo'.- I 'uro for Consump
tion to MiflYn-r-I'-em A-i'mii. K. 1). XoWN-skm-,
1 1. Howard, i.j.. May 1, ISvi.
CURED MIS CATARRH
Sooii Alter Taking-
"My son had catarrh very badly and wo
could Ret tiotliini; to do ht:u miy Rood. Hn
was iuuvti run down. I divided to jcivo him
Hood's Snrsnparilta and after ho began
tnklu- it hi was soon i-Uini; lu-iter and is
now well.-' Mrs. J. M. W. Jllils, Antrim.
food's s parillo
IkIIii- ln-t--n tuct I he One True Pioe-1 Piirdler.
Hood's Pills iZtiVJx&z
t N. I'. Nil. iC'Jl.
LilKtS iVtiti t Ail list u;u
i . ouku s-yrup. n-u-s i.r,. use
In nun-, hoia bv i-r-icL't'-t.
A A t A A 4 A A
or Colds, for Asthma, Bronchitis, Croup, Whoop
ing Cough, and all Throat Troubles or Lung Dis
eases, you can't beat and you can't better
A A a a a A Jt a
sf A A A A 'SStV.
CHICAGO'S LARGEST BELU
IVelzhs O.BOO Pound" anl Is In G
John's Contlnsi Chnrch.
The largest bell la Chicago Is that re
cently placed in the tower of the
Church of St. John Cantius, at Carpen
ter street cud Chicago avenue. It took
the better fait of three days to hoist
the big bell and two others Into the
tower. Sixteen men were employed In
:he task, and a man from the foundry
nt West Troy, N. Y., where the bell
was ca. t, superintended the Job.
Six thcisand five hundred pounds Is
the w tig ot of the big bell, and with It
r.mie two other,welh!ns3.."00 pounds
end 2,lo0 pounds respectively. The big
bell is tiie largest in Chicago. It meas
ures sixty-six Inches across Its mouth
nt-d its height is fifty Inches. Resting
on the supports from which It swings,
u lien ringing out a summons to attend
mass or tolling the death of a parish
ioner, the bell towers to 'sore than
twie the height of a mn.
The big bells were cast in West Troy,
N. Y., where most of the large be'.la
for churches are made. The work of
casting it was a very tedious process,
for great care must be used In casting
a bell, as the slightest mistake will
ruin its tone. Seventy-seven per cent,
or copper and 2-5 per cent, of tin form
ed the alloy which was first made and
then melted Into 12-pouud Ingots.
Thes-e In turn were melted In three re
veibatoiy furnaces. A giant mold was
madi consisting of a core and a cope,
the latter lining over the former lour
ing a space between In the shape of a
bell. The outside of the core and the
insido of the cope were lined with clay
hard. ned bv firing. T):o mold was
I AlK.EsT HKI.I, IS CmCAOO.
ii-nvti In a pit ami the Iron sheeting
used Inside the core and outside tho
cope was a half Inch thick at the top
ami two Inches thick at the bottom,
thus preventing tho danger of explo
sion, such as was formerly common
when cilSi'il!"; :t bell.
Sin-aims from the furnaces poured
ta.tu the maid and the bell was cast
nm! ready to be shipped to Chicago.
Tiie Kinalii r bells were made In much
the same way, but special molds were
not necessary, as the foundry makes a
great many bells of their size.
The bells were received Iu Chicago
and wen? jd.-ped on exhibition on a'
platform in front of the church, where
they were viewed by the thousands I
who comprise the densely populated I
.1. liviiilfl VUOI1U--. 1III.U
they were consecrated, the priest of
the diocese, Kcv. Father John Kas
przyckl, being assisted by fifteen
priests and representatives of more
than sixty I'olish societies. It Is esti
mated that l',oiO persons were pres
ent at the service.
BROTHER OF THE NOVELIST.
1. IIiii:L-i-.rl the Ner British
Mi ftcr to taracui.
W. II. D. Ilacgard, the new British
minister resident at Caracas in Vene
zuela, Is a brother of the famous nov
elist. Itider i laggard. He is the first
liplomalic- agent to be sent to t ho
South American country in many years.
The lelations of the two nations have
not bei n such as to permit the presence
j:' a British minister In Caracas. Now
that these relations have made way for
a more cordial feeling the Intercourse
iias been resumed. Mr. Haggard Is one
of tin- ohlest men In the service. He
has been ill the consular department
'or full thirty years and has tilled many
id i nor oiheco. Since 1S9-1 he has been
British consul general at Tunis. Ills
mission to Caracas is in 1 lie way of pro
mot 'on. Mr. Ha.eirard will bo succeeded
tu T.mis by Sir Henry Johnston.
Sculpture Under Ground.
While a workman engaged in a Tueb
lo. Colo., Moueyard wns dressing a
block of stone his chisel laid bare a
round '.mot or knob near the surface of
the rock. A stroke of the hammer vig
orously applied for the purpose of
smoothing down the nodule had the ef
fect of dislodging it entire. An Investi
gation proved that the underside of tho
stone knot bore a perfect tnodel of a
human face. Who owned that face and
In what age of the world did be live'
A. .A A A A. A. A. A.
.X A A. k A. A A a"
! w. it. p. itAooAitn.
IT thirty vears sono by, incd, since she ani I trcre yonnff.
And "'lies w.'re bright, and earth was new, ani love its rondols mTigl
It bcmiis to-dav I hear her sins a plain as tha I heard.
Bweet " Vton SVater" ami ' B-;a Bolt," and "Maggie" every wcra;
And how her eyes frrew tender, and how hope sprung elate
Tor liio was bliss with Molly's kiss, down by tho farmstead gate.
The moonlight o'er the fodder nolds still shines as bright as thee;
'J'he plainini? of the whinpoorw "ill yet echoes down the glea;
Aud I suppose that lovers like to linger there as we,
Their eves filled with the lijrht that ne'er shono yet on land or sea;
iiut do they love as we love 1 then when wo would linger late.
And life was bliss for Molly's kiss down by the farmstead gate?
Tiie world is filled with prosy things there's little now to cheer;
Gray hnirs tell plain the time to leave off cakes and ale is here;
Yet so-nethinK of my youth returns when thinking how I hung
Upon thi words in "Maggie." fiere " when you aa 1 1 wero young;"
A'el little one: how mueli I'd give to take fro-n age and fate
Oae'niKht of bliss with M-jilv's kiss down by the farmstead cate!
b Will T. Hale.
RACING WITH FIRE.
UR train was
lin3 of rails
a3 if it had
with a ruler,
On each side
with the tint of spring, waved breast
high. There was no sound except the
monotonous beat of the wheels, as
they passed from on-i rail to the next,
and the steady swish of the grass, as
it bent before the rushing wind of the
I was sitting on the platform of the
observation car, with ha'f a dozen
other passengers. Tho conversation
fell upju prairie fire, aud each man
ha 1 his say.
"It was ii!on in 1S71, when this
road was a-building, aud I was one of
the engineer's assistants," spoke up a
grizzled, hard-featured man who'had
taken bat little part in the conversa
tion. "We began at the western end,
down by Bucephalus, and wa had laid
oat about forty miles of truck in a
straight line right across the prairie,
and had got to within, say, ten miles
from where wo are at this identical
minute. It wai aa easy job, for we
just laid tho sleepers down on the
ground and spiked the rails to them.
calculating to ballast the track when j
we got good aud ready. I had a big j
gang of Irishmen under me, and we
used to average a mile a day of track I
layiug. One July wo had a strike J
among the laborers, and all hands ;
quit work. I was down at Bucephalus
at the time, and the chief cngi-
neer asked me to take a locomo- f
tive over the line and see if the strikers j
had done any damage before they j
I started out m the luormug with
Ilo1)ady except th
engineer in charge !
of the locomotive. I agreeing to take
turns with him in shoveling coal aud
watching the engine. We came
along slow and easy, for the track was
too rough for any fast running, and
about noon we got to where it ended.
There were no signs 1hat the strikers
had meddled with the track, and as it
was a pretty hot day, Sam and I, after
we had hud our luuch, lay down
alongside of the engine in the sha le
of the cab aud took a nap.
"I woke up a little before 2 o'clock,
and as I was filling a pipe and making
up my miud to wake Sam and to start
for home a big wolf bolted out from
the high grass and ran across thetracli
not two yards from us. His tail was '
between his legs and the foam was : bent on gathering us in.
dripping from his mouth, and he was " 'The ground is sort of loose aud
making about- as good time as any wolf : swampy just below here, if I reinem
ever made before or since. He never j bcr right,' said I. 'Will she keep the
so much as looked at me, and when he
hd vanished I called Sam aud told
him I had seen a mad wolf. While I
was speaking about a dozen prairie
dogs rushed past us, and then there
came another wolf and a couple of
hares. All of them were doing their
level best, aud they paid ho more at
tention to us than if we had been a
couple of corjirses.
" 'What on earth is the meaning of
this circus?' says I. 'Are those ani
mals just racing for the championship,
or is there somebody after themV
"Sam didn't answer, but I saw that
he looked seared. He sprang up, and
climbing on his engine looked over the
prairie to the eastward. Then he sang
out to me to get into the cab quicker
than lightning, aud started to open the
draught aud sot the fires blazinpr.
'"What is it?'
climbed into the
I began to ask, as I
cab. But I didn't
need to finish my question. I could
sea for myself what was the matter.
Tue whole prairie east of us, as far as
I could see, was in a blaze, aud as
there had been a strong east wind all
day, and the fire wasn't more than
three or four miles away, I calculated
it would be down on us in a very few
' 'Hain't we better start a fire and
burn some of this grass oft" before the
fire gets here?' I asked Sam. You see,
I had read about that way of stopping
a prairie lire, and knowing that Sam
had been bora aud bred on the prairie,
I calculated he would know all
-o, pays baui. Lan t you soe
that the wind has all gone down here,
though it's Mowing a galo where the
lire if? Hold on, notr, for I'm going
to open her out, and we're g"ing to do
some till runuing.'
"With that hepulledopeu the tbrot-
tie, aud the engine started with a big
, as if she had just seen tho lire
aud was ba.llv scared
We went down
the track for about a
at a pretty
good gait, aud then we Lad to stop j in signalling that fire to stop and lay
while Sam tightened a nut in the con-' up on a siding for half an hour, jus't
necting rod. to suit us.'
" 'Do you mean to run away from the j "'There's water in the tender,' said
lire?' I asked. : j? 'couldn't we do anything Mith'tLaiV
" 'I calcn'ate to try it,' said Sam. j " 'Your hea l, j ard'ier,' sars Sam
'iuce it's our only chmce, but I don't j getting up and going toward "the Vea
much believe that we can run as fast ' der, 'ain't so far from beiug level.
f:n this track as the iiro can. That j Let's see how much water we've got."'
lire is coming on at the rate of twenty j "With that he opened the water
miles an hour, and whether this en- i tank and looked in. 'We're all right.'
gine will keep on on the rail at any : savs he. 'You come alon? herean'd
such rate as that I have my douots.
Hullo: hereeome the snakes.'
ell, we started on again, running
over snakes by the dozen. We had
lost about twenty-three minutes by
stepping, but the lire seemed to have
gamed onus about balf the di.-tauce
that it ha.l been when we first saw it.
and wc were near enough now to hear
the crackling and the roaring c-f the
flames. I saw the tire strike abiiitree.
and if you'll believe it, that tree burst
as if it had been tilled with gunpow
ler, and vanished clean out of sight iu
less than a minute after the leaves be
gan t frizzle. The wind was drawing
toward ihe tive, but we could see by
tho w.:y the Uauies acted that a high
33i wind was bringing the nre down
on us at an awful rate. The flames
would shoot up thirly or forty feet in-
to the air, and wave just as if they
at the prospect of
"Our engine was doinsr at least
twenty-five miles an Lour, and was
swinging from side to side and bump
ing over the joints for we didn't have
any fish-plates in those days as if
she was bound to jump the track. "We
had outrun the snake ru'oeession, and
tho only live thing we could see was a
coyote who was loping down the track
fifty yards ahead of us, without so
much as turning his head to see what
was after him.
" 'How long will the track stand this
sort of thing-'' says I to Sam, ns he
finished shoveling fresh into tho fire.
" 'Pon't know,' says he. 'It's eigh
teen miles from here to the Wachu
setts ltiver, and if wc cau't get across
the bridge ahead of the fire there is a
fair chance that we won't cross. I don't
much believe that wo will fetch the
bridge, but if we don't it won't be be
cause I don't drive thishyer engine
for all she's worth. We're dead men
it she jumps Ihe tra;k, and we're dea l
men if we stop short of the river. So
we might as well let her go and take
"Sam hung on to the lever and I
hung on to the edgo of the cab win
dow. Neither of us could have kepi
our feet without hanging on to some
thing. I am free to say that first along
I was pretty badly scared, but when
the engine didn't leave the track, for
all her slewing and jumpings, I be
gan to think she would carry us
through. So far as I could see, tho
fire didu't gain any on n;i, butthen we
didn't- seem to be gaining anything
to speak of on the lire,
"Presently Sam swore in a general
sort cf way, and sung out to me to
rake up the lire. I did so: aud then,
supposing that something nias;t have
cUsyatislied him, I a?ked him what was
'That coyote's tho matter,' said
he. 'We don't gain an inch on him,
and I do most everlastingly hate to be
beat by a coyoto. Here! you take the
ever while I lie her jints a little. I'm
bound to beat that covote between
here aud the river or to pile up this
engine." I never see such an impu
dent brute since I took to railroading.'
"Well, Sam went out on the engine
with his oil can, and when he had
oiled her to his satisfaction he came
back and raked up the lire again and
fussed rouud with Ihe gauges. He
seemed to have forgotten all about the
danger we were in, and to think of
nothing but racing with that coyote.
1'rettY soon we could see ihntwA bad
gaiue'd a little on the beast, and Sam
was as cheerful as he would have been
if he had been sitting comfortably in
a Bucephalus saloon. He never so
much as looked back at the prairie
lire, that was as near as ever and
I track, uoyou thmli
"Sam didn't answer me, for he was
leaning out of tho cab and watching
tho coyote. Suddenly he sings out,
'Hurrah, boys! The coyote's losing
his wind. There ain't ten minutes'
more-run in him, and we'll be atop of
him in less than that :ime.'
"Just then we struck tho swampy
part of the road that 1 had been speak
ing of and, one side of the track link
ing a little too deep, the engine
jumped the rails and struck out across
tho prairie on her own hook. Sam
aud I jumped at the same minute, and
when we picked ourselves up tho en
due was Ivincr on its side about a rod
away from the track and the tender
was trying to climb over the wreck.
" 'That there coyote's won after all,'
said Sam. 'He's ,t ft fresh wind, -and
he's safe to make the river in time to
i save his bacon.'
" 'What's tho use of talking about
him?" says I. 'Tell me what we're
going to do. There ain't any sort of
use in trying to run, I suppose?'
"Not the smallest grain,' says Sam.
'That lire is due here in about fifteen
minutes, and we might ns well sit
down quiet aud wait for it.
"I saw that Sam didn't consider
that there was tho least bit of a chance
for us, aud you can imagine whether
I was scared or not.
" 'I did real once,' says Sam,
'about a chap who was riding on the
prairie and was chae I by a fire, same
as we are now. He shot his horse
and ripped the hide oil" and wrapped
himself tip in it. The hMo heing
I t,'it-eu, yoti understand, didn't huru
j and the man came through all right,
It's a middling toagb yarn, but alAhe
j same it's a thing that might have
j happened. I was'thinking that if the
j lire would wait half an hour till my
' boiler tubes cooled down. I could mill
j them out and we could get into the
Doner, the same as the man trot into
his horse's hide. But there's
tret into that tank with me. We'll put
j the cover on when the tire reaches n
' and I exnect we can stand it for five
minutes or so. It's a scheme that lav3 ! Hastings loaned Ler $200 and she
way over that fc-llow's horsehi le game, ent away. The years rolled by with
aud I shoul'lu't wonder if it turned I out tne S-OO being returned, and
out satisfactory for all concerned. I Hastings had forgotten the occurrence
"The manhole was big enough to let j when he received a letter from a bar
a man through, aud when Saui an.l 1 1 lister in London stating that an estate
got into the tuk aud crouched down ' $73.00') had been left him by a Mrs.
in a sort of shun vositiou the water ' Hall, formerly Miss Carrie Lurch, of
. came just up to our thins, aud.we had
aooui ten inenes oi neau room, riam
pulled the iron cover part way over
the hole and said. 'Now we're prettv
certain not to bo roasted, which that
tire is aimiug at. It'll be some satis
faction to get the better of it.'
" 'I don't see," said I, 'that we're
otttermg things very much by putting
; ourselves in the way of beiDg
j instead of roasted.'
'I don't suppose, eaid Sam, that
there is any great things to choose be
tween being roasted or b'iled or fried,
or, you might say, baked. But that
lire has set its mind on roasting us,
and if we're b'iled,it'll be disappointed.
Besides, I ain't so sure about the
b'iling. It'll take some time to heat
up this water, and we may pull through,
"Just then the noise of the firo
showed that it wa3 getting close to us,
and a whiff of emoke came into the
tank. Sam pulled the cover on, and
says to me, 'Just sit and take it easy.
There's air enough here to last us for
some time if we don't use it up talking."
"I kept quiet, and said my prayers
to myself. The fire came down on us
with'a whoop like ten tribes of Injuns,
and the top of the tank was hot in less
than no time. The roaring of the fire
seemed to pass on and away from us
but there was a tremendous crackling
going on in our neighborhood, which
showed that the Are was still around
us. Wc waited and waited, hoping
every minute that the fire would die
out and let us open the tank. The
water kept getting warmer aud warm
er, and when I touched the top of the
tank, where the water didu't reach it,
I burned my fingers. The nir, too,
kept getting more and more choky,
until I was very near my last gasp,
and Sam was about the same. AYhen
he couldn't stand it any longer he
threw off tho cover and put his head
out. Then he broke into a big laugh
that was a little hoarse by reason of
the choking he had undergone, aud he
climbed out of the tank, calling to me
to follow him, which naturally I did
without wasting time.
"The prairie fire w.ic miles away,
and the crackling whi Ji we heard was
made by the woodwork of the tender
and the wreck of tho engine cab.
which was all in a blaze. There
wasn't anything to hurt us when we
were once outside the tank, but- if we
had staved in it long enough we should
have been boiled without the least
doubt. "We jumped down on the
ground, and stood there to see tho
wreck burn, and with the exception
of my burnt fingers and a little hair
that was singed off the top of Sam's
head, we were as cool and comfortable
as a man could want to be.
"We walked back to Bucephalus,
and I had considerable difficulty in
getting my chief to believe that Sam
and I had saved ourselves by hiding
in a tank. I was so well pleased at
niv escape that it made very little odds
to mo what ho thought about it; but
Sam was that discontented at having his
engine beat by a coyote that nobody
could get a civil word out of him for
the next week. rail Mall Magazine,
A Two-Acre Field of Uuckwheat Eaten
Some years since Farmer Woodward,
of Great Bend Township, I'enDsyl
vania, secured a quantity of carp from
the Pennsylvania Fish Commissioners.
Making a pond in his pasture, he
placed the carp in it and waited
patiently for the grand fishing days to
He had not long to wait. In three
vears ho was catching three or four
pound specimens. Ho supplied the
neighborhood and gave to the poor
Visiting fishermen carried six-pound
carp back to the city, and Farmer
Woodward's carp pond became famous
throughout all this section.
The fish multiplied wonderfully.and
it was not long before starvation faced
them. They found the natural supply
of animal and vegetable life in the
Von- inadequate. To supply thc-i
needs they gradually commenced to
make lucursions. Into Farmer Wood
ward's garden, near by. They ruined
it in a week. Tho farmer boys killed
scores of the fish with clubs, but for
every carp killed ten eamo to the
funeral aud remained long enough to
Last week Farmer Woodward and
las family took advantage of a cheap
excursion to ew lork, daring which
i time tlie tai'P made a general exodus
tens of thousands strong, and, work
ing their way gradually through an
acre of stubble, invaded a two-acre
field of buckwheat.and in two days and
nights removed every vestige of tho
crop, leaving the ground a3 clean as il
a company of cradlers had passed over
it. A hard rain followed, and tho
gorged carp remained in the field to
When Farmer Woodward returned
home on Saturday aud beheld the ruin
he set the farmhands at work with
clubs and axes upon the black, movin
! liyl'(lti of lsx nIul slaughtered wagon
I loads of them. Woodward says that
he will securo enough fertilizer
the deal to recoup him for the loss of
the buckwhent crop. New York
How to Go to Sleep.
At the recent meeting in Montreal
of the British Medical Association, ia
the section of therapeutics, Dr. J. B.
Learned, of Northampton, Mass., gave
his experience with the many methods
of inviting sleep without taking drugs.
He sets the brain to work at once on
retiring it is to direct the respiratory
process. It is to count respirations
to see that they are fawer in number,
regular, deep and somewhat pro
tracted. Iu addition, certain groups
of muscles are employed iu routine
order in silent contraction. By con
stmt change other groups are brought
into use. He has completed a sys
tematized routine of contraction and
relaxations. A slight elevation of the
head from the pillow for a definite
time by count of respirations is one of
the many changes of position. All
this is without any commotion, and
need not be recognized by a sleeping
companion. Brain and muscle and all
parts of the body soon come into the
normal state that precedes and invites
sleep. A sense of fatigue soon over
takes one while thus employed, aud
before he is aware the brain has for
gotten its duty to regulate the breath
ing process, the muscles have ceased
to expand to the call made upon them
in tho beginning, and sleep is in
control of all the forces and all the
His Bread I'pon tba Waters.
Fifteen years ago Carrie Bnrci es
a servant trirl in a California honse-
1 old where William F. Hastings was
I also employed. The girl became ill
au,l ua 1 to leave, but had no monev.
Caiitorma. Hastings could hardly be
lieve what he read, but he has the !
money now, and for Jus generosity t j
a strange girl years ago he has become !
independently rich. When the girl
left California she went to Australia as
a nurse an.5 taere man-ieu a retired
English merchant, who died some
years afterward, and the widow then
returned to London and lived there
until her death.
desk is pol
Las a 9-incb
be -e Led
in top and a
Id nor PC(V
ial price for
tU.3 tit) dealt.
(Ma.ll orders fined rrompt'y V
Wo wld mail unyono, free or an
chsrce, our tie 11 J p.i f pec:a! lata
lojjuo, containing Furniture, Drni-eriea,
I-amps. Stove , Crockery. Mirrors,
Pictures. Uoddiuir, Kefrlperatnr. Bat'
I ai ring -s. etc. T i is ttio most cm
pletfcbook ever puHi'hed. and we rT
all pombho- Our lithographed Carpet
Ca alogtiQ. 6howioa carpets in color, ta
also youra for th asking. If carpet
aump e ar wanted, mail w. in
lamps. There is no reason why Tim
hould pay vour local d--aler 60 per
cent, profit when you can buy from
tba mill. Drop a line now to tho
JULIUS HINES & SON,
Please mention this paper.
responds readily to proper fer
T firrrcr rmnc fuller pn re rind
larger grain are sure to result
from a liberal use of fertilizers
containing at least 7 actual
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GERMAN KALI WORKS,
S3 Nassau St., New York-
IR. W. H. WAKEFIELD,
3 Can b oonsulte l In n!s ofBct it
OHANXOTTK, N. C.
No. 500 North Tryon Street,
On any week tiny xe-pt WeJrieg'lay. His
practice la limited to diseases ot tho
EYE, EAR, NOSE ANO THROAT.
Rice'sGocse Grease Liniment
Is lways solil om'er enarantee to cure all
aches and pains, rtieiinirti!-rr ienrnli.-i!i,
sprains. brniM-s and liurn?. Jt ! iil-o iirnint-i-u
to cine colds, -rip.rou;lib ami ia cripiie
quicker thun any tuown r inciiy. No cure
no puy. Sold by nil dra'vlft-' ii.d fonT;il
rtivn. iade cnlv by t)OSK (ihliAaK
LlMMi NT CO.. (jiitKt.vsuoKii. N. C.
The price of Cottim U at a!! time e;rtrolloj by a
fi-w Xe T Tie and Liverpool operaturs. I atn fuliy
posted la advance i f all their liitf-nitons, an 1 can
shiiw yoa how tu make Eium y by tnves'lns In Cot
ton, wlih mine of the risks of jiecu!at;--a. Vr:tt
.'or full pi-tic ilars.
II. 1. O. llox 104-1, New York.
CUAMIIER Of OllMEUCB
Seattle, Klonmrk, Alaska. WasH'njfton
S aU. SeatTl---. CW) ; illation; HnJlr:i-l.
Comuier-ial, M iuin-i and Attrinulturnl ( 'env" r.-;
Bert OuUlt-; I.o cyt I'riops Ijcmt Kxiuri
mcc; Largest City; Safcbt P.oa.i-f.; Add. hc-.
Guns and Rifles from $2 to $50. Re-j
oicrs, u c5, up. n:es, rarors, v -- Vijf
c.i... t..i. en,iin r.-c .it .11 MnX- C2i-.iT.--v
Send 3Vstain'ps tor 75 PfC Crtsiojite and
8ave2 jp6rcc-i.t. 430 w. wsm St. ViMf
ALEX.LSE';FLE i CO. leuisvuil, V.3t
AStlcS Fin tiiat's ALL THE RAGE.
EjiiidIo st-ut on rot-eii t of cents In
Staruiis wltli cur ll.-.nil-nmilr lllutiUil
t'alaW'ueuf Ji-wclry and Siivurware. You
lean ntu!.e a yoo-l tuitii; liinlr ti:r-ae am.ii:
I your friends. fAT Al.oiit E 1'nt.K.
D. M. WATK'NS & CO..
9 Pack Sr., .Pjiovhiesce. It. I.
tllEUNfn.. .n. Artnal L:iinnK-- N'ntrf
itujii-. !Uort tune. Cheap boarii- SnJ for cat!rr:s.
B iarticu!rs a
A AMC.Tln evi-ry town an I
city In the Uii!t-d Ktatei to wll
Imperial Paltcrrn. Write' fi-r
particulars and get niii-ri:il hi.l.l n Fn-c.
Xew Imperial I'uli. Vo.. lc-iii!i!-.eepiile, .. V.
T. JOSEPH'S LIVER REGULATOR
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sti pa;io:i & Iu .iff
LIVER f.llRF. (lUirnn .1
hbrnmat:'ani. S roful. .SviVnilU. V m-
tipaiion & Iu .iireptiou. Manufactured by
LOOKOUT MEDICINE CO., GromviUe, Tenn.
1 C.mt Km- ribrmrrei. Konit for a FRKE
iai-KftLieA Ipi i-.-i 104 il t-.i. l'l-sifti-i'.ic.
lt. S. PKKKKY, thitaeo, 11!.
CHEW fit AH iulA ,.0-IHt tStHT.
SMOKE SLEDGE CIGARETTES.
BUY COTTOll NOW!
THE ClIAXCE OF A I.IFE TIiie TO MKC A VORTCXfi WIT.l LITTLE BISX
Write for juarkt la:fr r A tien is.- uu Cutton.
W. L. QALBRAITH, Banlier, 33 Wall SI., U. Y.
.Vrmlii-r N. T.
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J m wa ihe b-oi contains thousands of explanations of Just 0m 0 f
such nmtttrs as rou nion'ier atxint. Hut il .1 (!, r... sV B V
1ot price ol ball s dollar
JtX Ti - ar
U5D TO Om CALL O
MOORE & KYLE,
Ko. 8 Y. Trad 8t., CharlotU, N. O,
.... axao ....
JOBBERS OF TOYS.
CbeapChtn, I itoiw and Olansware. Will
greyouOLD TARIFF PRICES. In our
l etail lleparimeiil wo carry th iiandaomeat
Une of Diunerware. Cut Ola-s W ednawood.
ni . u . tion Fnrnlshlnaa carried
by any liQuue in tha Mate. Our prlcea are the ;
Wo Uk f
Ulna a. Il fa
rtiu is a most Vaiuali
for lb a HourboId. tesuhtiui
d tt Ike eaiilly-ilU; ingntaaed
tymplomsoX tliaereut D.traMS,
tae Cauio- anil lin ot Fra
entmx -uca Xl-e, and ih
B'.mplo-I Komeulem wtilott wlU al
leviate or cure.
Ho l'lrt, 1'rofuwly niulrated.
TBr Hook 1 vrllln IB plala
rerr-duy Engilab. nl I free
from the technical term wbtok
remter uum Oootor Hook to
valueless to lbs xedrrmllty of
readers. This Beek ts la
renileil ibeal nsreiee to
the t-uiiillr. wU Is m wunied
as lo oe n-atiiiv uiulerotood by all
O.XLV nu ml POSTPAID. I
,, r.,. I
Not only does tins book corn-
tala uu n.aca Information Hela-
ly rItss a Complete Analysis of & ft I
eTOTythln ruiuiug to Court. t I
slily. lUrrlue and (b Prsdno-
tion and luxinuj of Beaitsiy I
ramiiies.togefn Trim vaiuaois
Ke.-ipes aud Freacriptlons, Kx- I
1'Unntlouior Hoianioal fraetloa.
Correct iw or Ordinary Herbs,
134 Ltoauril ot.. N. Y.fcity
rocahontas. Tenn.. writes:
Huve used Ir. SI. A. Sim
luons I.iver Medicine It
years. It cured mo of Pal
pitation of I ho Heart,
8 irk Headache sod V
mala Trouble. My Hus
band :ses it for Bilious
and Malarial dlKordsrs
In this section it is sa
Etnplo as West and Bread.
We think it much Su
perior to J. H. ZeiUa'S
Jenifer, Ala., writes: Ibavs
utJ Dr. M. A. Simmons
Liver Ulcdicine &0 years.
It cured J. M. Clark of Sick
Headache, and HL L.
Powell of Heaviness and
Tirel Feeling, nave used
"Clack Draught" and Zel
lia's Regulator, but find th
Tr. M. A. Simuious to b
the tett Mediclus.
r?57K Lono, Ark., writes:
t W Have used Dr. M. A.
vssra Simmons Ijivcr
V; J'.t'dicine 20 years for
?R y) Sick Ilcadac'lie, and
' l v 'K"ijr
"rr cfit. IlavcuiedZeilm a
Liver Regulator, also
f-lL-K "Black Draught," hot
ff2&& Cobden, 111., writes:
5' Tor Liver and lfe
Sfl nialo Troubles
nothing except Dr.
j I'J M. A. Simmons
ft T r .1 1 J.. .1 ;,l
me any good. "Black
Draueht" did me no
I'HEVKSTED BY TAK1XU
"Our Native Herbs"
Great Blood Furlfisr and Liter Regulator.
20O DAYS' TREATMENT SI. OO
C'ontaliilDg a Itejistorcd (iuarantee.
:i2 page liock iiml Testlnionialu, FI1EE.
St-nt iry uiiiii, postage ialfl. .sold only by
Ti! ALOfiZO 0. BLISS CO.,YashIngton, D.C.
lT. No. :6 97.
. O. lS"oii Fxi-'-
luikht "eii Lo tiie name of the
520 p L-ot-k Ettt Jiost'iald for
r'c. in stamps by the BOCK
and IMt'ltOVt Yot'l'.SJtLr. X
If ?&i S::tt E:t
To L'- them, t ut it I. ri.r.j xn let the txy-r thtazs
f-uiTeraa-1 Wc f the vrluj Ma adlfS watoh sffilct thr.-n
li. a malor ty f t ei-w-s a care o.uld h-r
hj 1 tii- r.wmr f-.tM li:'je knowledsa. iuH
" ra" f'"- ul tr- ra lbs ui.e J-:unrtil Pir ljok w
i i-ffer orr.tr. -li,e (be Vis.-tlcal tprlni-es.f a bid who
d.v, t.-. t'-'-ntrnveyan f nti Jf to c-.Dli.t r a
f'n-try ar.l - a l-uiiw, m a pnir.e. as the
IIlnr f hirr.f-if md fn.llv drrx-flt-d n It. be iJis
sufcject b it f-Dt on sctiir a need t-t Lifsd 111 cin-D.aii-i,
and lie re uit wan s rranil iit-rtw, a-ler bs bad
P-i t u.u'-h iiiui.ej sad Kl hnuart . t l Taluable cblcJc-!-
In ez-erlnirctli:r. t hut be learned In all ttene
TeaTnlseti.l'iedlnthUUK.k. vitiVh e tend plpl1
nrlwuidfOiiuiiiiniii It uirbri )iuh'i in
Ieft anJ . ure M-eves. hi-w to f eed t;t Krps and also
for Iauenl., whti b Fcwl. tr.saT- for Krredins- Furvtse.
aaa sverythlm.lndi-e'l. you thoold know on this snbj'ec.
COOK PI BLISHIXO IIOUBK,
13 l;oax St Jfjf. City
I II a I li 1
OHIO RIVER & CHARLES10N RAIL
To take Effect May 5, 1S07, 7 35
o'clock, a. in.
. m. p. ia.
0 3J 2 20
9 43 3 32
11 10 2 4 3
11 50 3 0J
11 53 3 03
13 40 3 23
1 03 3 40
1 20 3 50
l'leasaut 1 1 ill
2 00 4 00 Catawba Junction in r.
2 10 4 10 Leslie M
4 40 4 30 Rock Hill i
5 00 4 4 Newport u -,;
5 20 4 50 Tirzah 4'
6 00 5 05 Yorkvdle n
0 20 5 20 Sharon i- j
C 40 5 40 Hickory I J rove m.-,
6 55 5 50 Sinvrna S .-
7 30 6 20 Elacksburg y .
p.m. 35 Eur U ' ; 4,
6 40 Tattersou Springs 7 4
050 Shelby : ;m
p.m. Lattimore t m.
6 55 5 50 Sin v i n a . i
JIooi esbiil o
No. 32 has connection v ith the Cl.i g.
ter & Lenoir Railroad nt 5 orkviili. S,
('., witLi tho Southern Ruilwav ut l'nlc
Hill, H. C, with the l.amu-t. r .v t he,
ter Railroad ut Liitn'aster, S ('., i
with the St uth Carolina u:i l (i-nri
Railway at t'amdeti, S. ('.
No. 3J lias connection w it'i tin South
Carolina and (Jeorgia Railway at a:.i
den, H. C, with tho I.ancast-'r l-.ov
ter Railroad at Lancaster, S. '..with
the Soouthern Railway nt Rock Mill. S
C, with the Chester Ar l.enon- Ruilroal
at Yorkville, S. C, and w :th the South,
em Railway at RliuksburL', S. (!. Nm.
34 and 3-5 will carry passengers.
Nos. 11 and 12 have connection at
Marion, N. C, aud Rlai-ksburg, S. C,
with tho Southern Railway.
Sauufl Hunt, s3. II. Lviii'Kiv,
President G. 1. A.
MYSTERY SOLVED BY SCIENCE.
Ulcrobaa Can Tirsw Nltrrtcen ir.ua
the Air and Give It to l':iint..
Besides buying woll-si-lectcd lVi'.il
lzers, the progressive farmer of tl:- fu
ture will also provide himself v. ith hut
tied billions of the microbes whh-i. li
able plants to obtain nitrogen fimn tin
olr. It was a long pnz.b to -In -mS's
to learn how nitrogen Is :,tsinl..(l. It
was clear that under ordinary Ir-ui.i-ttaucos
plants are tillable to iiiii'injir!
ate directly from the nir the iiiiroH'-n
they absolutely require for tln!r
growtli. The a'r in tho pores of tlm
soil contains plenty of If, but the routs
nre not capable of cut-dug it to In
come a constituent of ihe Kip r
Lcgumluons' plants, hin-h us ln-.-ins
peas, and clover, require n-ai i!v:d
of nitrogen, and It was of hnecial in
terest to provide them nrtilieially, if
possible, with this impoi-tant constit
uent. The mystery wns dlypelh'd by a r -ceut
discovery Cunt the roots of i!;niM
capable of absorbing nitrogen hcu lit
tle protuberances, and it Is tlinniji!
these protuberances that ihe niM-of-u
Is taken In. Further stu-ly with th"
help of the microscope rcveu'ol tls
fact that the protuberances oiit:i!:i
millions of bacteria, ami that It Is tlnsr
bacteria that absorb the nitrogen a:il
glre It to the roots of plants In a furm
In which It can be usetl by tln tn. To
the activity of these l lu-tl'- :;t l-:n-ie-rla,
plants particularly l-gtiinl.i'ii
plants owe their vigor iiml I'erhai'
their existence In their present fi tn
The plant life In this view. I- a n Mil'.
In Incidental product, of tin- vital pro
cesses of microbes, a million of which
could swim with comfort I" "' si'1?'1'
drop of water. The next f 1 l r.-'s to
isolate, by methods with which bac
teriologists are familiar, th- :nic!it
of bacteria suited to c :; h crop, and '
breed them artiliclnlly i:i pnying j t:-'11
This bos been dune. A ;cn:::i:i f-nn
breeds seventeen f pedes of hai-to la o.
the nitrogen-absorbing si",,-s m l
sells them to agriculturists !:i !.!tl-i
under the name of "niiragin." A "'--tie
containing soinc- tlion-aicl ! .'II:
of the useful b:tctiin an 1 m '"
?1.25 will 'inoculate,'
acre of ground. The e
mers with "nltragln"
qualify them to spo.il
of Its practical utility,
talned encouraging n
ers Lave not. It has I
ket less than a year :
:. f to
used too late In the na-on f
test. "NItrngin" ought to In
fore It Is two months old. .n !
Uy Is Impaired, If i.oi whol y 1
It is four months ol 1. It ir.':-i
In a cool place, and is l. -t '!; ;
haps, at night, since it is i:i.ii:::
posure to the liht. Its f :: '
assist germinating K'-.ls a:
roots to put forth the h- ir- -I ;
It Is accordingly um !'ss fr
plants, and In coils already
plied with nitrogen !:i the
form. Under favorable coin!.'
eral experimenters have vi '
said, excellent results. '
not been found sus.i-eptiM'-ence
to an appreciable ''
remains to be deieriiiin'-d ?
tent of its utility. It is j t
It 6eem, whether the s'-ri
is to be inoculated wl. ;:. i r
should be mixed with tin- g-::i
tainlng the "nltragin,' or v.;.'
"nltragln" should be mltci
quantity of the latter fa"'
the area to be treated. I:j ;
agriculturists have in iiitrr.
teresting subject of t-x;,cr:::.
The followlug sign on a fari
not far from a certiin Ma-s.',ei.'-"c''
town is jjossiWy re?r-otl'il-'le. '
vacant rooms sad the tori ---- s
the owner. "Boarders takcu
George Washington, la h!s bt-s L ''
could not have b.cii more tr'5T
tLan tin nuthor of the s!jn.
Not Very Cleanly.
The natives or Alaska never ci
their clothes, unless they are worn
They are considered the Clihit-st ra:
of beings oa the earth.