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U. S. Government
Baking Powder Tests.
The report of the analyses of Baking Powders, made'
by the U. S. Government (Chemical Division, Ag'l
Itep't), shows the Royal superior to all other powders,
and' gives its leavening strength and the strength of each
of the other cream of tartar powders tested as follows:
ROYAL, Absolutely Pure,
The OTHER POWDERS
TESTED are reported to eon
tain both lime and sulphuric
acid, and to be of the following
strengths respectively, ...
Royal Baking Powder is absolutely pure, and of
greater leavening power than any other powder.
BALLAD OF A JESTER.
Whan beanls were brown that now are fron,
Above the salt 1 used to sit;
Now, at life's feast. 1 am uo more
'Fluui yon poor dog that turns the spit.
I could go mad to tbiuk of it;
Although forever in mine ears
Kings an old rhyme that out'r was writ,
"Twill matter naught in fifty years." .
When flattens with Rhine wine ran o'er,
iV&d tongues wagjted fast.auil lamps were lit,
I "set the table in a roar"
With many a shaft of wanton wit;
The king would cry in boist'rous tit,
While walls and roof tree rung with cheers,
"Good cousin, never heed the hit,
Twill matter naught in fifty years."
I loved a maid in days of yore.
And thought to win I he saury chit.
Despite the "motley suit" 1 wore;
(Alack, how far my fancies hit!)
The damsel cared for me no wltft.
And 1 got naught but jaiieaund Jeers
That chafed me like a Jeuiiet's bit.
Twill matter nought in llfty years.
Bead weary ant 1 ami heartsnro:
I meet rolri welcomes, and submit
Like him that hath not paid his score,
The tapster wilt no more admit.
Life's raveled threads the fates unknlt.
And soon, with fardels and with tears,
And cap and bells 1 shall be quit:
TwiU matter nought In fifty years.
Friends, though the grave gapes like a pit.
And mirth takes wiug when grief appears.
Bear bravely what the heavens penult;
Twill matter much in fifty years.
J. Redfearn Williamson In Temple Bar.
Cold Water Injures Plants.
Guard against the application of cold
or hard water to the roots of plants, and
especially in the winter months, when
there has been a heavy fall of snow, hail
or cold rains. The water in the tanks
then becomes very much too cold. This
may not he noticed in the ordinary
coarse of things, and the plants are sure
to stiller a check at the roots that, in the
case of camellias, for instance, wonld
be qnite sufficient to cause bud dropping.
I am always very careful that the water
in onr tanks is a few degrees warmer
than the house in which the plants are
growing. This is very important in suc
cessful plant culture. -
We are apt to say sometimes on be
holding a sickly plant one mildewed or
with rust on the foliage that it must
have been subjected to a draft or cur
rent of cold air, whereas the probable
cause was lUe use of cold water, which
paralyzed the roots. Proof of this may
easily be seen by giving one or two ap
plications of cold water to winter cu
cumbers or kidney beans when setting
their pods. Exchange.
Ordering His Own Tombstone.
A countryman called on a sculptor in
Tilsit and ordered a tombstone in the
shape of a cross, and gave full instruc
tions as to the lettering and the date of
the decease and promised to fetch it
away himself. He failed, however, to
turn up at the day appointed, and the
sculptor wrote to remind him of his
promise. The other day the man turned
up at last, but said that he wanted the
date erased. On "being asked his reason
for the strange request the countryman
answered that a gypsy woman had told
htm that he would die on the day which
he had ordered to be inscribed on the
cross; the prophecy bad not, however,
come true, and he now wanted to take
away the monument, but without the
date. Deutsche Warte.
Paving Streets with 'Cork.
A material which is being satisfac
torily introduced for paving streets is
composed of granulated cork and bitu
men pressed into clocks, and which are
hud like bricks or wood paving, the spe
cial advantage secured being that of
elasticity. In roadways it furnishes a
fine foothold for horses, and at the same
time does away to a great degree with
the noise which commonly accompanies
city traffic. In Australia this method
bus been resorted to with excellent re
mits. Mew STork Bun. '
An Axiom Disproved.
Is the whole always equal to the sum
of all its parts? A German beggar
thought it doubtful.
"Here I ant," he said as he looked at
himself in a pocket 'mirror; "here I am
wearing the boots of a bank manager,
the trousers of - a landed proprietor,
a baron's coat and vest and a count's
bat, and in spite of it all I look like a
tramp!" Exchange. . , i
Per esst. Cubio in. per as.
12.68. . .151.1
11.18 . . . 133.6
10.28. . . 123.2
) 8.53 ... 114.
0.28 . . . 111.8
8.03 . . . 86.5
4.98 ... 65.5
Tliey Wanted to Open Aeoounts.
A man hastily entered a La Salle street
bank recently and, approaching a teller's
wiudow, carelessly threw down a check
with the remark, "I would like to de
posit that; please credit the amount to
my account." The teller glanced at the
check and winked very hard and vigor
ously to convince himself that his eyes
were still all right. The bit of paper
called for (403,0110, and bore the signature
of one of the most powerful syndicates
in this country. It was accepted with
out a word, and the depositor left the
bank within one minute of the time he
carrying a small sachel, entered a down
town bank and said to a teller that she
would like to make a deposit.
"We can't open an account with you,"
said the young man behind the window,
"unless you make some arrangement
with the cashier personally. 1 can give
yon a certificate of deposit, however."
"Very well," quietly remarked the vis
I don't want to be bothered to j
carry this about town, and the certifi
cate will do very well until 1 can una
some institution that will -open an ac
count with me."
The expectant yonng man opened his
certificate blank book and dipped his !
pen in the inkwell before him. The
sachel was opened and from it came
not a black purse or a few dollars tied
into a knot in a handkerchief corner-
but United States bonds, the face valne ,
of which aggregated more than (348,000.
The certificate was not tilled out. An
account was opened. Chicago Mail.
Death from m Cat.
The people of South Englewood are on
a still hunt after the cats in the neigh-
borhood of that village, and one large
Maltese in particular is doomed to an
untimely end. That animal, the proper
ty of Bernard Schram and his wife,
killed their five months old child Satur
day night, and half the residents of the
village believe the feline sucked tne in-
fant's breath from its body. The Schrsms
reside on Vincennes road, between
Eighty -seventh and Eighty-ninth streets.
They retired at the usnal hour Saturday
night, leaving the baby in the cradle at
They were awakened during the night
by the ctulds labored breathing, fol-
lowed by a piteous, stifled moan. As
Mr. Schram arose and struck a light the
large house cat leaped from the cradle
and escaped through the door. The in
fant was lying still, with its little hand
clenched and its face blue from suffoca
tion. Dr. Tallman was nastily sum
moned, but pronounced the child dead.
He said that suffocation was the cause,
and that the cat, attracted by the warmth
of the child's body, probably lay down '
on the baby's face and smothered it-
Getting Beady lor the Holidays.
A New York correspondent says; The
man or woman who sends a Christmas
poem or story to one of the big maga
zines in November would be interested
at a private view of an editor's desk
which he had recently. There were all
the manuscripts and illustrations of the
next Christmas number piled up, being
edited, assorted and gotten ready.for the
printer! Mitgaziue editors live in the
The Boy Knew Tennyson,
A Freshwater boy was once asked if
he knew Mr. Tennyson. "He makes
do you mean?" said the inquirer. "I
don't know what they means," said the
boy, "but p'licemen often sees him
walking about a-making of 'em under
the stars." New York Tribune.
General Rosecrang, the register of the
treasury, is remarkably vigorous at seventy-one
years. He breakfast every
morning at 7, reaches his desk by 9, and
remains there hard at work till 4. The
bulk of his salary goes to old soldiers and
other needy claimants on his charity.
Mr. Justice Stephen's evident insanity
while on the bench is a public scandal
in London, though one that, such are
the libel laws in England, no great jour
nal dares openly to discuss.
Oue I: tllar's Worth of OratUude.
In one i if the city's largo dry goods
shops lust week a little cash girl brought
to one of the heads of departments in the
eonreeof the early afternoon hours of
Tuesday a woman's purse. She had just
picked it up, she said, on the floor, near
the counter, and she remarked as she
passed it over that site guessed it was
"stuffed full." The floorwalker opened
it and saw at glance that her opinion
was justified. Carrying it to the super
intendent's office, he, with that person
age, counted the money. The purse con
tained f'i.UtU). There were ten five hun
dred dollar bills, a check for forty dol
lars and some small bills and change.
Within half an hour a pale faced
woman appeared at the office, asking
breathlessly if a purse had been recently
found in the shop. The well stocked
pocketbook was hers. She had not left
the shop before missing it, discovering
her loss at an up stairs department to
which she hud gone from the one where
the purse escaped her. Her identifica
tion of the money, including drawer and
drawee of the check, was complete, and
it was promptly delivered to her.
She thanked the superintendent warm
ly, and was about to leave the office
when that gentleman suggested that she
owed the recovery of her money to the
honesty of the little cash girl. "Do you
think, madam," he said pointedly, "such
honesty ought to go unrewarded?' The
woman stopped. "No, of course not,"
she said hastily; and opening the just re
covered purse she produced a silver dol
lar, which she gave to the girl. Then
she departed with the fortune of whose
keeping she was so careless, and of whose
finding she was so unappreciative. Her
Point of View in New York Times.
Journalism in the Rookies.
Journalism in the broad bosom of the
Rockies in midwinter is arduous. At
this time, when the boulevards are
wrapped in the plastic embrace of the
snowslide, and the march of communi
cation with the outer world is imagi
nary and irrepreesive, the constituency
unite in wishing that winter was gone
gone with her laughter and love. The
country scribe seeks the snowy wreaths
of truth in silence and with uncertain
step, as a search warrant parades the
realms of somnambulistic slumbers in
qnest of a hundred typos to cope with
the rush of business at the office, which
is left in charge of his satanic majesty,
Now, what seems death is a change,
when we look deeper down in the world's
beautiful, and the blazoned optic sees
not fruition but an altar, in coercion of
thn trihnte of nature. However, no one
can deprive hibernated vitality of this
sphere of the felicity that across the
vista of winter, with its fathoms of
snows and frosts, April smiles, and the
atmosphere ripens with fragrance and
croons blooms, just as over the gulf of
death Faith sees the glow of the jeweled
walls of heaven. N. B. Only lie in this
issue. Rico News.
Novelty of Window Dresslnf.
A window was recently shown in a
neighboring city, which, from its novel
and pretty arrangement, attracted a
good amount of attention. A frame
work making a drawbridge partly open
was built. The floor of tiie bridge was
made of striped dress goods, which made
a good plank effect. The sides and the
girders were made of fancy hosiery, the
legs only showing, the foot being car-
ried under and hidden by the floor of
the bridge. A wagon heavily laden
with boxes of hosiery, marked &
Co., was on the open draw waiting to
get across. Lamp posts with red ma
terial for glass made a pretty effect at
night when lighted. A wax policeman
preserved order among the half dozen
pedestrians. Finger posts directed the
public to the great hosiery sale at &
Co.'s. Retailer and Jobber.
I am glad to say that so far as money
is concerned Edwin Booth has enough to
keep him in comfort the rest of his life.
He was able to give (130,000 to the Play-
era" club, and if current reporte are true
he has invested in one of onr large in
surance companies a sum of money
which insures to him an annuity of $15,
000 a year for life. He did this when
some of his friends rather protested
against his lavish gift to the club, I
suppose that, notwithstanding the can
celing of the Booth engagement here,
the great actor's name will remain for
some years to come a potent attraction
to audiences, for Booth, even in his de
cadence, is still a man worth seeing.
New York Cor. Charleston News and
Courier. - 1
Chose to Die with II Is. Sweetheart.
Andrew Moore, aged twenty-one, and
Miss Ollie Cox, aged sixteen, were
drowned in the Luxapalia river, at Ken
nedy, Ala., recently. This couple, to
gether with Joe Kennedy and Miss Floy
Cook, all pupils of the Kennedy high
school, were out boating. The boat cap
sized, and Mr. Kennedy barely succeeded
in bringing Miss Cook to the shore, bnt
Mr. Moore was nnable to swim through
the strong current with Miss Cox, and
gave up his life rather than swim out
alone. The young lady was the oaugn-
ter of Representative Cox, of Pickens
county. Mr. Moore and Miss Cox wore
to have been married shortly. Cot.
i The annual police report states that
there are nearly 20,000 hamtnal crim
inals in London. There were 463 burg
laries, 36 fewer than in the previous
TURKISH COMPASSIONATE FUND.
One Outcome of the Great War with
The ohurltnble women of New York have
recently taken great interest lu what is
baited the Turkish ootnpaHsionate fund,
and the account of Its origin and develop
ment Ib very Interesting. It originated In
187H-n, when Constantinople was crowded
with women and children who had fled
from' the districts ravaged during the
The Baroness Uurdett-Coutts, than in
Constantinople; the British minister, Sir
and others hastily
and It was soon
found that away
front their home
the refugee wom
en were as help
less as so many
children, no far as
earning their own
liviug went, One
noted, most of
them had mna-
MHB, tacaroft, tered some kind
of fine needlework. Bo the Freimli and
English ladles engaged In the charity fur
nished them with materials and sent their
products to Lontlou and Paris to be put on
It "took from the start." Mrs. Arthur
Hanson, an enthusiast In the charity, soon
had orders In great numbers for scarfs,
hangings, tlrntierlwi and other fine work.
The itlmrlty was then extended to amhruce
all dependent Turkish women. Parisian
artistaiu those, lines added valuable sug
gestions, and so an Immense business has
grownup. Mine. Tacaroft, a Greek lady,
came to the United States in 1801) and set
up a branch in New York, which is already
a great success.
This Novetnher tho Oriental exchange,
as It Is called. Is making a holiday display
of its Turkish goods, and their delicate
richness and beauty excite much enthu
siasm. The pricea are quite moderate. In
Turkey thousands of women even little
girls and women of eighty or upward are
now supporting themselves In this work,
and the exchange takes rank as one of the
great charities of the world.
Uses of Fungi.
The coal mines near Dresden have long
been celebrated for the production of
fungi which emit a light resembling pale
moonlight It is phosphorescent in its
natnre. Another siiecies furnishes a use
ful color for dyeing; another is employed
for making ink; anothor is utilized for
stupefying bees, for stanching blood and
for making tinder: another serves the
Laplanders to destroy bedbugs, for which
purpose it is smeared upon the walls and
bedposts, and another is valued by the
Kainschntkans for manufacturing an in
The "polyporous Nquaniosus" makes a
razor strop far suierior to those com
monly sold. For this purpose it must be
cut from the ash tree upon which it
grows, in the autumn, when its juices
have been dried and its substance has
become solidified. It is then to be flat
tened out for twenty-four hours in a
press, after which it should bo carefully
rubbed with pumice, sliced longitudinal
ly, and every slit that is free from dam
age by insects glued upon a wooden
stretcher. In quite ancient times this
fungus was so employed, and it seems
strange that it has gone so entirely out
of fashion. Washington Star.
A Geometry Examination
Three elderly gentlemen, all college
graduates, were discussing the effects of
time in obliterating early training at
school. One of them, Mr. A, asserted
that they had all forgotten nearly every
thing they learned at school, and this
the second gentlemen, Mr. B, as stren
uously denied. .
'For instance, said Mr. A to Mr.
B, "what do you know about geometry
now? Anything at all?"
"Certainly, said B, "a good deal."
"Well," said the third man, Mr. 0,
breaking in, "let's have a little examina
tion. A, what is the shortest distance
between two points called?'
"A railroad," said Mr. A, promptly.
Mr. B laughed heartily.
"Well, B," said C, "perhaps you can
tell me what the shortest distance be
tween two points is?'
"A telegraph line, of course, said Mr,
B, triumphantly. Youth's Companion.
A Good Coueelt uf Himself.
Lieutenant (to his intended) T, see by
the papers that there is an increase in
the mortality of the female population.
Had no idea that my engagement would
produce such disastrous results. bach
sischer Postilion. .
Literary Aspirant I can write abont
Bored Publisher Then please right
abont face. Exchange.
When spoiled Into I CO ru uf
the Dontrftn. will bel iDlN n-n
Hbaorbed, eiteeti.ally MWilK. (ft
OiHHiiitiig the nam w w hay ht
UHUrrhal vlrwi, min
ing healthy were
matlon, protect the
membrane from ad
ditional colda, com
pletely heals the mrm
and reatorea miiue of
ot taate aud aiaeU.
Try the Cure.
A particle la applied In each nontrll, and is
agreeable, Princw cent at dniKRiBti' or by mall.
tLY ttiitri'ilKkti, 66 Warren btreet, New York.
N, F. fi. U. No. 465 B. F. N. IT. No. GU2.
Let us look into the force, mean
ing, renson of the oft-repeated line:
Cures Promptly and Permanently,
Tains Endured for 80 Years,
Have been promptly Cured by
ST. JACOBS OI1U
By the use of:
A FEW APPLICATIONS
A HALF BOTTLE
Correspondence with Sufferers shows
entire permantnoa of ourt up to this
time, In some oases covering
and to on, and this proof we bold.
A eony of the "OBlclal Portfolio of the
World's uilumblan Exposition," descriptive
of lluildiuits and Grounds, hesutlfully Illus
trated, In water eolnr oflcrts, will he sent to
any address Upon reoelpt of inc. in postage
stamps bv Tils CHABLss A. VouBLKH Co.,
n wsnt a
Ill A VMM'S.
III mil 000
My wife suffered with indigestion
and dyspepsia for years. Life be
came a burden to her. Physicians
failed to give relief. After reading
one of your books, I purchased a
bottle of August b lower. It worked
like a charm. My wife received im
mediate relief after taking the first
dose. She was completely cured
now weighs 165 pounds, and can eat
anything she desires without any
deleterious results as was formerly
the case. C, H. Dear, Prop'r Wash
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The Timothy Hopkins
Collection of Sweet Peas
Coataiftliis twnty-one distinct vsristiss a lanta
pack.t 01' tL-li fgrSi.s. or a padest of tha sanis
varieties, mixed, for to Wilts.
12 Carnations (datisctntuM . $1,00
12 Pelargonium ntum $,.00
12 Roseg SMJactnrkttn) . .. $1.00
Allttrjng, ktalthv, pot-grown plenti, frn bu mall.
Flower Aeeds-ssv i'"""?"""1
Vegetable Seeds t,7,am
With tither of abow collection., our handiomty
IHuMrstml loo-paRacsisloKUfl i km fret, 'ilm u
admitted to be it work uf an, ami contain a reproduce
ti'ni. in natural color, of tin t urniy-one variMtai imw
umvmally rerxmrtiwd a The Timothy HoptilM
Collection of wt Pea.
Sherwood Hall Nursery Co.
N MANCiaOO, CAL,
ThliTrsds Mtrti lion Hubert
ffiSSK? In the World!
A. J. TOWER. BOSTON. MASS,
BY NOT S1DHW THE HIOHT
,tHO ftMfTAiDowa--Tia. you all about
BtbYGLES Of tVEHY DESCRIPTION. .
Msmvot Btiiiotm -Powtiand Obeoon.
ftoit and ohtuiittjit witter eliwator
kuowtl. L. A. POUTER. Mgr.,
Old GnM wit Mir Beoghl atntT tottr old OoU
and Niitar l mall tvt Ik old nud iwliahla hmia il a.
OnLenuu), 41 Thiid itrtMt.HAD lYreDoUoo; I will atod tar
jDonauBi.tlvsjui and people j
who nave weak limn or Asth- j
fua.ii.ouidiw Piio'n Cure fori
Conauuiiulon. It haa in-il P
tbnnaiHiUa. It haa not Injur-1
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