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THE EMPTY HOUSE.
. The ancient apple tree that standi ' . ' ' '
Beside the black, decaying eaves
Once more has both her crooked hands
Half full of Maytime flowers and leaves.
But the old gray house where the gold haired
' - children -. . - ..
Blossomed out from window and door
At the early kiss of the warm May sunshine
,. The old gray house will bloom no more.
In that old apple tree again
Their loving nest the bluebirds fill;
They warble to the mild spring rain.
With musio soft the mornings thrill, ,
But the old gray house with her vacant win
Whore never a rosy cheek Is pressed, ' ,
Where all Is silence and void and shadow,
Ho birds come back, to her empty nest.
Irene Putnam In Good Housekeeping.
WHAT FIREMEN FIND.
Ihey Pick Up Cnrtous Articles Sometimes.
A Touching Incident.
"Well, sir, " said a stalwart looking
fireman the otherday, "we fellows don't
have much time for looking about for
finds when a house is burning and per
haps people's lives are at stake, yet we
do come across things occasionally. -i
"A brothen wearer of the brass helmet
nsed to tell how he was once at. a fire
art ri a t i rr nn frir, a tin in malrlnor nia
. way through the house positively saw
DanK notes Duraiug away ukh bu mauy
pipe light He picked np as many as he
possibly could, stuffed them in his pook
ets and went on wjth his work. After
'the conflagration had ceased the man
1 1 fA. 1 . . 1 1 1 J
wm) was ieir in cnarge pmea up amuug
tue embers an old iasmouea pepper oox
dollars, and a further search brought
i . . . i
mm to a uumuer 01 rare uiu suver
spoons. , ; ", ' ,
"I have myself found two or three
checkbooks, and once a set of false teeth,
which I popped in my pocket and soon
after was able to return to the owner,
, without a doubt. , I once brought.out a
genuine Stradivarius a violin worth
several hundreds of dollars while dia
monds' and other jewelry have been
saved in plenty. '
f ' "Indeed there are a thousand and one
' ttntirra a firomtin flnria and cgvDB thnncrh
" perhaps that which gave me the greatest
: satisfaction was an old rag doll, jit was
a touching little incident and quite true.
'"'''It happened at a big fire, and in the
midst of the excitement; whioh I as
sure you few people realize the word
went forth that a little child was 'up
Btaira I don't want to boastvbnt away
I went. I found her on the second floor,
asleep in her little crib, with this old
doll by her side. I caught the child in
my arms and she awoke. She looked
up in my face and seemed to understand
that I was saving ber froVn'the flames.
" "Dolly I Dolly I she cried.,
"The next instant aye, quicker than
it takes to tell you I "had the old rag
doll, and my pals told me that if any
artist could only have painted us as we
appeared me with the youngster in my
arms, and she cuddling np her treasure
why, there wouldn't have been anoth
er picture in the land to touch it I "
Boston Traveller. . i' :
Didn't Understand Twins. ' . "
A festival in the family drew home
ward the scattered kindred. The boys,
twins, had been lone Darted, and mean
while one had married and in his wid-
owerhood reared his little son. now 7
years old. To him,, by name Bobby,
newly arrived in tne nouse, enters tne
nncle whom he had never seen, so per
fect a corroboration of his father that
.Bobby runs to him at once, clings' to
him and hugs his knees. A moment lat
er, when his father really came and the
laughing company were on the brink of
uummuuD uiiu Bxpimiutiun, ui poor in
tie man, giving him one mortally
shocked glance, fell to the floor, sob-1
bins?, ."Don't want two papas!" ' '
The resident puppy, familiar with the
bachelor brother, had almost as disturb
ing an experience, tie siarea ana starea
at Bobby's father, upon their introduc
tion, sniffed at his garments, wavered
and stared again.' Then he leaped upon
his own friend and next npon the image
and echo of him bewildered, and finally
backed into the corner, after making a
brave stand against the supernatural,
his insulted eye npon both men, barking
and growling and indulging generally
in the -doggerel ' for thunder. Chap
' The children of foreigners, as a rule,
use English in preference to the lan
guage of their parents,, especially after
they begin to go to school.
The words "Emerald Isle, " as applied
to Ireland, were first used by Dr. Dren-
can in aCpoem entitled "Erin. '
Fair Sailing through life for the person
who keeps in health. With -a torpid liver
and the irajlure blood that follows it, "you
are an easy prey to all 9orts of ailments.
That "used-up "-feeling is the first warning
that your liver isn't doing its work,
i That is the time to take Dr. Pierce's Gold
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restorative tonic, to repel disease and build
up the needed flesh and strength, there's
nothing to equal it It rouses every organ
into healthful action, purifies and enriches
the blood, braces up the whole system, and
restores health and vigor. - , - .
A Man Who Looked on Calmly While tike
Surgeons Gut Off His Foot.
.' Thomas E. Byrnes, a molder, had a
portion of his right foot crushed by be
ing run over by a Lake Roland car yes
terday morning, which necessitated the
amputation of about one-half of the loot.
During the amputation Byrnes gave one
of the most stolid exhibitions of nerve
and impassiveness to pain ever witness'
ed. Drs. B. F. Blake and Geer made
preparations to put their patient under
the innuenoe of chloroform for this pur
pose, but when Byrnes was informed of
what they were about to do he amazed
them by telling them to go ahead with
the cutting, but that he didn't want a
narcotic The physioians feared he
couldn't stand it, robust as he is, and
plainly told him so, but Byrnes was
firm and said he would get through it
Then the surgeons proceeded as gen
tly as possible. The pain must have been
terrible. Just imagine taking a knife
and sinking it down into the flesh, sever'
ing bones and jointsl "It's enough to
make one shudder, " said a bystander, a
surgeon, too, accustomed to the horrors
of a surgioal hospital. But Byrnes never
even winced. He sat in the chair with
folded arms, braced himself against the
back of the seat and watched the move
ments of the knife. There was no moan,
no rolling of the eyes, no twitching
absolutely no indication of the terrible
pain except the pallor of his face. The
operation over, Byrnes thanked the sur
geons, who seemed to be far more con
oerned and anxious that the job come
to an end than the heroio patient Bal
timore American. ' . ...
DUCKED IN SACKS.
But the Saltan's Affection Made the Opera-
tlon a Mild One. ,
' Odd stories are coming from Constan
tinople in connection with the recent
earthquakes. One has been told of Gjus
uf Block, physician to the sultan. The
earthquake damaged the part of the
palace in which he lives, and suddenly
two favorite wives of the sultan were
preoipitated through the ceiling into
the doctor's room. All three fled from
the building before it collapsed and
found the sultan himself in the court
The stern practice of Islam left the
sultan no choice but to tie up his two
wives in sacks and plunge them into the
Bosporus, they having been gazed upon
by a profane giaour. Fortunately the
sultan cherished affection for both of
them, and' having consulted the grand
mufti he saw his way to have them pun
ished symbolically. They were put into
sacks whioh were properly sewed up
and duly taken to sequestered spots on
the banks of the Bosporus, and in the
presence of a number of praying imams
gently dipped into the soft, blue waters,
after which the women were deemed to
be purified. They were then removed to
a new home and, restored to their con
jugal rights. London Truth. "
Wonderful Fecundity of Flowers. ' "
A single seed of the common sweet
pea of the Emily Henderson variety has
been known to produce a stalk yielding
2,000 flowers per month during the
flowering season, which generally lasts
from June lo to Oct 1. A record of the
floWers cut from it row of these peas 60
feet in length, plants or vines standing
at a distance of nine inches apart, shows
that the first flowers were pluoked on
June 11 and the last on Oct. 20. Even
though badly matted which made close
cutting almost impossible and allowed
many thousand to go' to seed the 60
foot row exhibits the following remark'
able reoord: Flowers removed during
June, 20,000; July, 17,500; August,
26,000; September, 6,400; October (up
to the evening of the 19th), 8,500;
total, 78,400. As noted, a large num
ber went to seed, besides the buds that
were . smothered out on account of the
vines being so badly matted. There is
scaroely a doubt but that the row would
have yielded above 100,000 flowers dur
ing the season had conditions been more
favorable. St Louis Republic k
; Packing Ice In Snow.
When I first began to put np ice, we
were told to pound it up to pack be
tween the cakes. " That was very good.
Then we were told to pour water over
it and freeze it all solid. This I did
once, but never shall again. It made
hard work in getting it out No shape
or size to it When cut perfectly square,
'all of one size, it will pack so olosely
that it needs no chinking, but that is
seldom done. The last few years I have
packed in snow. When a layer is in,
throw on snow, take a broom and sweep
the cracks full, leaving some on the sur
face for the next layer. . When done,
cover the whole with sawdust so thick
that it will not melt Every block willJ
come out just as it went in, with no
trouble to loosen it. Some pack sawdust
between the cakes. This I do not Mike.
It freezes to the ice and is hard to get
off without cutting. Lay the cakes so
the space between them will be large at
the top; then cram in snow, and you
will be more than pleased with the re
sult. Country Gentleman.
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Neatness and Health.
''. Cleanliness is the safeguard of health.
People who are not cLan catch all man
ner of unpleasant things. The history
of plagues is the history of unsanitary
conditions. When the cholera'shows its
hideous claws, the authorities begin at
once to clean up the foul neighborhoods.
Mortality is frail, but its preservation
is neatness. New York World.
FLOOD OF THE NILE.
THE GREATEST EVENT OF ALL THE
' YEAR .AT CAIRO. ;'
Impressive Ceremonies at the Cutting of
: the Bank to Allow the Water to Flow
Into the Canal The Ancient Kilometer
' on the Island of Koda. -'
The tourist who only comes to Egypt to
shon "winter and foul weather" knows
nothing of the majestio glories of the
Nile flood. ". The ancient Nilometer at
the south end of the island of Boda, just
above Cairo, is one of the most interest
ing sights of the' place. The water en
ters from the river by a culvert into a
. well about 18 feet square, with a gradu
ated stone pillar in the center. On each
side of the well is a recess about 6 feet
wide and 8 feet deep, surmounted by a
pointed arch, over which is carved in
relief a Kufio inscription, and a similar
inscription is carried all around the
well, Consisting of verses of the Koran.
A staircase goes down the well, from
the steps of which the initiated may
read the height of the. water on the pil
lar, but they are few in number, and the
hereditary sheikh of the Nilometer,
whose duty it is to keep the record, is
a person of some' importance The Nil
ometer dates from A. D. 861, and I be
lieve in. the archives of Cairo may' be
found the daily record for 1,000 yeara
I need hardly tell you that when our
English engineers took the river in hand
we established a number of gauges at
Wadi-Halia, Assuan, Cairo and many
other points on more scientific principles
than the venerable Nilometer of the
Boda island. ; , , , ; i
After' the river has begun to rise its
height is daily chanted through the
Cairo streets until it reaohes 16 cubits
on the gauge At this point the Khalig
el Masri, the old canal that flows through
the heart of Cairo, is opened up to this
point it is dry, and full or empty it is
little more than a sanitary abomination
at present, but in former days it occu
pied an important place, and when the
Nile water , was high enough to flow
down its bed it was looked on that the
flood had fairly set in, and that the kind
ly fruits of the earth might be duly ex
pected..' ' - ; ;.
., The head of this canal is on the right
bank of the river, just south of Cairo.
The water enters a channel some 80 feet
wide, with a high wall on its left and a
sloping ' bank on its right or southern
flank. The water then flows under the
pointed arch of an old stone bridge' The
bed of the canal is cleared so that it
would flow in at a gauge of about, 14
cubits, but an earthen bank is thrown
across it about four feet higher. .'
There is no more interesting ceremony
in Egypt than the annual cutting Of the
khalig, as the opening ceremony is
called. It takes place between Aug. 5
and 15. Days before preparations are
made for the festival. Tents with innu
merable lamps are placed along the wall
on the, one side Frames for all manner
of fireworks are erected on the sand bank
on the other side. AU the notables are
there in full uniform or in canonicals.
The khedive himself or his representa
tive, the Sheikh ul Islam, the. highest
dignitary of the Mohammedan faith;
the Sheikh el Bekri, the Sheikh el Sadat,
all the learned scribes of the.great uni
versity of the Azhar, the cabinet minis
ters and undersecretaries, the Birder of
the army and his staff, the judges and
The Egyptian troops era turned out,
salutes are fired, and about 8 o'clock in
the warm summer night the classes all
assemble under the gayly lighted tents,
the masses crowd round the frames for
the fireworks, the street is lined with
harem carriages full of closely veiled
figures, though it is not much that they
can see from their broughams. Out in
the river just opposite the canal's mouth
is moored an old hulk of a certain sea
going outline, which has been towed up.
from Bulak during the day and is an
emblem of the time when the great re
public of. Venice sent an envoy to wit
ness the ceremony. This boat is full of
lamps, and fireworks too. As the night
deepens the excitement increases. The
populace on the bridge and opposito
bank are shouting, yelling and dancing
wildly round the flreworka
On the other side are the gay uniforms
and lighted tents, from which we can
look over the wall down on the dark wa
ter, where you see brown figures plung
ing in and, waist deep, digging with
their hoes at the embankment that
blocks the canal's mouth.' Long before
midnight the fireworks have gone out
and left the splendid stars to themselves ;
the grandees have all gone to bed, but
the people keep up the revelry, and in
the morning, by 7:80, every one has
come back. Then but little of the bank
is left uncut, and a few more strokes of
the big hoes will do it, and the brown
skins and brown water reflect the bright
sunlight from above. Then the Sheik hul
Islam solemnly thanks the Almighty, i
Allah the all powerful, the all merciful
He implores his blessing on the flood,
and at a signal the bank is cut, the wa
ters rush in, and with them a crowd of
swimmers. A bag of silver piasters is
scattered among them, and the ceremony
is at an end. Nature
Always on Time.
Washington had many admirable traits
worthy of imitation, and one of them
was rigid punctuality. This was well
illustrated by an incident during his
visit to Boston 100 years age Having
appointed 8 'O'clock in the morning as
the hour at which he should set out for
Salem, he mounted his horse just as the
Old South clock wad striking that hour.
The company.of cavalry which was to
escort him did not arrive till after bis
departure and did not overtake him till
he had reached Charles river bridge.
t Concealment No JLonger Necessary.
Mrs. Oldun Why, my dear, you look
ten years older since you were married.
Mrs. Youngun And I am. You know
have been only 22 for the past ten
years. Detroit Free Press. . ;.'. .
Urnmmul and Byron
Byron, while walking along Piccadil
ly one bright summer morning, encoun
tered Beau Brummel, who was return
ing fro his tailor's. f
. , "How are you, Brummel?" said the
poet ' .
.'"Pretty well, thank you," returned
the beau. "I've been reading 'Don
Juan."' v '! ': y
" Yes?" said Byron, with a smile
"There is some clever rhyme in it "
"So?" observed Byron, with affected
; "And some pretty good versification. "
"Ah?" Returned the poet
. "Why don't you try your hand at poe
try, Byron?" asked Brummel.1
The two never spoke to each other
again. ' ' ' - -" .
Followed Orders. "
"Confound it!" exclaimed Jackson.
"What a stupid feljowthat jeweler is J
'"How so?" inquired his friend. :
"Why, I told him the other day that
I wanted engraved on the engagement
ring the letters 'from A. to Z. ' 'from
Arthur to Zenobia, ' you know and the
Idiot went to work and put in the whole
alphabet I" Elmira Telegram.
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Make great endings sometimes., Ailments
that we are apt to consider trivial often grow,
through neglect, into atrocious maladies, dau-
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t Is the disregard of the earlier indications of
111 health which leads to the establishment of
all sorts of maladies on a chronic basis. More
over, there are certain disorders Incident to the
season. Bach as ' malaria and rheumatism,
againfct which it Is always desirable to fortlty
the system after exposure to the conditions
which produce (hem. Cold, damp and miasma
are surely counteracted by Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters. After you have Incurred risk from
these influences, a wlueglassful or two of Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitti-rs directly afterward
should be swallowed. For malaria, dyspepsia,
liver complaint, kidney and bladder trouble,
nervousness and debility it is the must deserv
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wineglassful before meals promotes appetite.
Tom Are you going to the seashore this Slim
mer, Dick? Dick Well, I don't know; it will
be cheaper to sit on my porch and see the
bloomer girls go by. , ,
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By local applications, as they cannot reach,
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caused by an' inflamed condition of the
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube.
When this tube gets inflamed you have a
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when it is entirely closed Deafness is the
result, and unless the inflammation can be
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forever; nine cases out of ten are caused
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We will give One Hundred Dollars for
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