“ I was very poorly and could
hardly get about the house. I was
tired but all the time. Then 1 tried
Ayer’s Sarsaparilla, and it qnly
took two bottles to make me feel
perfectly well.” — Mrs. N. S. Swift
ney, Princeton, Mo.
Tired when you go to
bed, tired when you get
up, tired all the time.
Why? Your blood is im
?ure, that’s the reason.
ou are living on the
border line of nerve ex
haustion. Take Ayer’s
Sarsaparilla and be
quickly cured. SfiiigS:
Ask your doctor what he thinks of Ayer’i
Sarsaparilla. He knows all about this grand
old family medicine. Follow bis advice and
we will be satisfied.
J. C. Ayer Cos., Lowell, Mass.
Wouldn’t Take the Risk.
At one of the early rehearsals of
“Du Barry,” as Mrs Leslie Carter,
"with her luxuriant red hair stream
ing down her back, mounted the
tumbrel for her ride to the guillo
tine, she cast one glance at the ani
mal that was to draw it and then
with a wave of her hand stopped
the rehearsal and marched down to
“Mr. Belasco,” she called into the
auditorium, “this horse won’t do.
You’ll have to get another.”
“But, Mrs. Carter,” cried Belasco,
“we tried eight of them, and this
was the only one that would stand
quiet during the howling of the
mob. What’s the matter with him ?”
“Only one thing,” exclaimed Mrs.
Carter; “he’s white, and this is alto
gether too serious a scene to run
the risk of having it mined by some
fool calling out, ‘Oh, look at the
redheaded girl and the white
(horse!’ ” —Ladies’ Home Compan
Were Traitors to the Theme.
Professor Lewis Edward Gates of
Harvard has a reputation among the
undergraduates for merciless and
acrimonious irony. Recently in an
advanced English composition course
Professor Gates, who has original
methods of training, called for an
imitation of Arnold’s pure style.
With many misgivings and no
email amount of labor the class
painfully endeavored to follow the
intricacies of that author. The
themes were handed in.
At the next meeting of the class
the professor met his students with
an unusually sardonic smile on his
“Gentlemen,” said he grimly,
“there has been an error here. Most
of you have imitated Benedict and
not Matthew Arnold.”—New York
A Penitential Pillar.
A superstitious man, one Uma
taro Nagai, living at Akasaka-Ku,
in Japan, lately built a stone pillar
about 12 feet high and G feet wide,
costing 1,000 yen, in the premises
of the Shounji temple, at Tokyo, in
memory of the rats which were re
cently hunted and destroyed whole
sale throughout the city in order to
.prevent the spreading of the pest.
He was said to have been disturbed
at night by horrible nightmares, in
■which he was chased and tortured
by thousands of these rodents. He
attributed these nightmares to the
spirit of the rats; hence the peni
Pelted With Eggs.
V While the French chamber of dep
uties was discussing the colonial es
timates the other day a woman in
the visitors’ tribune suddenly shout
ed, “Down with the thieves!” and
at the same time threw into the hall
a package of eggs, which grazed the
head of M. Pascal, a Republican
deputy, struck a bench, burst and
splashed over M. Pascal and other
deputies. The ushers immediately
expelled the woman and wiped the
mess from the floor and benches of
preserves and pickles, spread
jK a thin coating of 5§
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FOR THE LITTLE ONES.
Johnny Appleseed, a Queer Character
of Long Ago.
Before the days of the civil war
every country boy and girl had
heard of Johnny Appleseed. He
was a queer character wandering
from place to place, and as he play
ed his fiddle very well and did not
.beg for money most people were
glad to see him. In these days we
might have called him a tramp, but
Johnny was no idle good for noth
ing, as you will see. Whenever he
entered a village every one gathered
to hear him play merry tunes, and,
though he often accepted lodging
and clothing, he never passed the
hat for money.
He never talked about himself
or told where he was going, but
j used to recite the most wonderful
' tales in rhymes. Children loved to
hear him, and interested people used
: to write down some of his verses.
Appleseed was only a nickname
! w hich was given him on account of
a singular habit he had of planting
seeds. Whenever he ate an apple,
peach or pear he saved the seed and
while tramping across the country
used to stop and plant them in
places where he thought they would
grow. Years afterward many a fam
ily taking up laud in the wild west
ern country chose a spot where a
flourishing orchard was growing
that had been planted by Johnny
Appleseed. This is one of the songs
that he used to sing:
I love to plant a little seed.
Whose fruit I never see;
Some hungry stranger it will feed
When It becomes a tree.
I love to sing a little song
Whose words attune the day
And round me see the children throng
When I begin to play.
So I can never lonely be,
Although I am alone,
I think of future apple trees
Which help the men unknown.
I sing my heart Into the air
And plant my way with seed;
The song sends music everywhere;
The tree will tell my deed.
Susan shines shoes and socks;
socks and shoes shine Susan. She
ceaseth shining shoes and socks, for
shoes and socks shock Susan.
Robert Rowdey rolled a round hall
round; a round roll Robert Rowley
rolled round. Where rolled the
round roll Robert Rowley rolled
Oliver Oglethorp ogled an owl
and oyster. If Oliver Oglethorp
ogled an owl and oyster, where are
the owd and oyster Oliver Oglethorp
I went into the garden to gather
some blades, and there I saw two
pretty babes. “Ajh, babes, is that
you babes, braiding of blades, babes ?
If you braid any blades, babes, braid
broad blades, babes, or braid no
Tar on His Left.
Teacher —If you face the north,
directly behind you will be south, on
your right hand will be east and on
your left hand west. (Seeing a lack
of attention on the part of Bobby
and wishing to catch him.) What is
on your left hand, Bobby ?
Bobby (in de o confusion)
Please, it’s some ir, and it won’t
Here’s sweet little Sarah Samantha,
Whose smile would have softened a pan
She lisped. I am told.
But. whoever might scold.
She alwayth returned a thoft anther!
—J. M. In St. Nicholas.
James the Wise.
“James, my son, take this letter
to the postoffice and pay the postage
The boy James returned highly
elated and 6aid:
“Father, I see’d a lot of men put
ting letters, in a little place, and
when no one was looking I slipped
in yours for nothing.”
THE NEWS-GAZETTE, TK VRSD AY, APRIL 3, 1902.
CON tED stories.
Why Senator Cullom Never Suggests
Senator Cullom made a call on
President Roosevelt one day, and
when he came out of the chief ex
ecutive’s room ho was asked, “Did
you suggest to the president ahv
candidate for cabinet positions?” “1
never offer advice to the president,”
replied Mr. Cullom, “regarding cab
inet positions. I did that once, and
I will never do it again. When
Grant was in the White House, 1
thought I saw a chance to get an
Illinois man in the cabinet, so I
suggested his name to Grant and
pointed out some of his good qual
ities. Grant arose from his table
and, stepping up to me, placed his
hands on my shoulders and looked
me squarely in the face. Then he
said seriously, “Cullom, a president
wants to be just as free from inter
ference or advice when he selects a
member of his cabinet as he does
when he picks out his wife.”
Of Course He Knew Him.
Nat Goodwin, the actor, has a re
markable memory for faces and has
frequently boasted among his friends
“I FEEL AS IF I KNEW YOU."
that once he has seen a man and
talked with him, even for a few min
utes, he never forgets that man’s
face. This highly developed faculty
was put to a triumphant test the
other evening soon after the return
of the actor from his European trip.
He was seated with a party of
friends in a Broadway cafe when
his attention became riveted upon a
well dressed man sitting at a table a
short distance away.
“There’s a man whose face is as
familiar to me as though I had seen
him but yesterday,” remarked the
comedian to his friends, “but for
the life of me I cannot place him in
None of the party remembered
ever having seen the stranger be
fore, and Mr. Goodwin, after worry
ing over the thing and cudgeling
his brain for a time, could stand the
suspense no longer and went over to
“Pardon me, sir,” said the actor
in his most polite tones, “but I feel
as if I knew you well. So stupid of
me in forgetting your name. I am
Mr. Goodwin—Nat Goodwin—and I
trust your memory is better than
mine and that you can recall where
we have met.”
“Certainly, Mr. Goodwin,” replied
the stranger, with a profound bow.
“I have the first chair at ’s shop
up here on Broadway. I shaved you
“Ah, so you did; so you did,” re
plied the comedian in faraway tones.
“I am glad to meet you again.”
Then Mr. Goodwin went back to
his party and called for “something
all around.”—New York Times.
Wouldn't Help Him Back.
General William Joyce Sewell
was a generous friend and an equal
ly good hater, as was shown by his
treatment of Colonel Scovel, who
had dared to dispute his authority
in Camden politics. One time when
the colonel thought he had smooth
ed thing3 over sufficiently to make
it possible he ventured to ask Sew
ell to send him a pass to San Fran
cisco. The pass came by return of
mail. “But, general,” Scovel ex
claimed at an early morning call at
the West Jersey railway office the
next day, “the pass is only to San
Francisco. There is no return cou
pon with it.” “Sir,” the general
roared, “I’m willing to send you to
California, but I’ll be if I’ll
help you to get back again.”
Told It All and More.
Ex-Judge Horace Russell at a re
cent dinner in New York told a sto
ry about a one time client of Em
bassador Choate. The opposing
lawyer made a remark about the
length to which Mr. Choate’s client
seemed to be willing to go in his
“Yes,” rejoined Mr. Choate, “it is
beginning to look as if my client
had sworn to tell the truth, the
whole truth and a blanked sight
ALL OVER THE HOUSE.
The Surest Way to Have Beautiful
Most persons who attempt win
dow gardens in boxes fail with them,
therefore the impression prevails
that it is not an easy phase of gar
dening. But the reason of failure
nine times out of ten is that not
enough water is given to supply the
needs of the plants. A little is ap
plied in the morning and more later
in the day, and because the surface
of the soil looks moist the owner
takes it for granted that it must be
damp all through. An examination
would convince her that a few inch
es below the surface the soil is al
most if not quite dust dry. The
fact is evaporation takes place so
rapidly from a box exposed to the
action of air and wind and sunshine,
as most window boxes are, but small
amounts of water do but little to
ward supplying the plants with the
moisture needed at their roots. To
keep it in proper condition at least
a pailful of water should be applied
every day, and in very hot weather
even that may not be enough. Make
it a rule to use so much water that
some will run away through the
cracks and crevices of the box.
When this takes place, you may be
quite sure that all the soil in the
box is saturated with it. And if
you keep it saturated throughout
the season you can grow good plants
in any window box. This is the se
cret of success, provided, of course,
you have chosen plants adapted to
window box culture. Do not make
use of delicate varieties, but use
geraniums, both flowering and fra
grant leaved sorts; coleus, helio
trope, fuchsia, lantanas, petunias,
phlox, . nasturtiums, mignonette,
sweet alyssum und such vines as
moneywort, tradescantia, vinca,
othonna, lobelia and saxifraga.
A morning glory at each end can
be trained up and over the window
and will provide you with a floral
■ awning if you give it something to
clamber over in the shape of a
framework projecting from the top
of the window.—Eben E. Rexford in,
To make glossy starch take two
ounces of white gum arabic powder,
put into a pitcher and pour on it a
pint of boiling water, according to
the degree of strength you desire,
and then, having covered it, let it
stand all night. In the morning
pour it carefully from the dregs
into a clean bottle. Keep it for use.
A tahlespoonful of gum water stir
red into a pint of starch that has
been made ih the usual manner will
give lawns, either black or printed,
a look of newness when nothing else
can restore them after washing. It
is also good, much diluted, for thin
• bite muslin.
Eggs Dropped In Vinegar.
Place a frying pan over the fire
and partly fill it with vinegar.
When the vinegar boils, break the
eggs and drop the contents into the
pan, being very careful not to break
the yolks. Do not put more than
four into the pan'at once. With a
spoon dip the boiling vinegar over
the top to cook the yolks so they
will not break as you remove the
eggs as soon as the whites have well
set. With a skimmer place them
one at a time on a fiat dish, sprinkle
with salt, pepper, add bits of butter
and cover with grated cheese. Set
in a hot oven to melt the cheese and
New Curtain Material.
Linen tissue is anew material in
troduced for curtains and draperies.
One design has a rich cream back
ground with pompadour wreaths of
roses thrown on to it. It is a mate
rial which lends itself admirably to
draping gracefully. The new
chintzes are particularly fresh look
ing, carrying with them an old
world air. The curtains for this
spring a’re very good in design, espe
cially those showing the convention
alized chrysanthemum and the bow
pattern woven with other conven
tional flowers. ,
Articles of Teakwood.
Until quite recently teakwood was
considered beyond the reach of the
many and reserved for the few who
had the money to expend on it or
were interested from the art col
lector’s point of view. Now teak
wood can be purchased for a reason
able sum, and it is making its ap
pearance in many homes to which it
was formerly a stranger. Artistic
articles for the furnishing or adorn
ment of the smoking room, the den
or the hall are to be had in black
and red teakwood, frequently with
inlay of marble, the combination
being an excellent one.
To Exterminate Moths.
The common house moth is not
difficult to exterminate if all the
ceilings and walls are well brushed
early in the spring, before the new
generation begins to appear. Air
the closets thoroughly and clean the
floors with hot water and soap or,
if of hard wood, rub them with
The Penalty Justly Fits the Crime of
an Alleged Humorist.
“Ah, Mrs. Ilungerford,” said the
humorously inclined boarder, who
had a bulging brow of the kind
most often seen on divinity students
and the backs of snapping turtles,
“do you really thin* it is safe to
leave the butter without hitching
it? It is very strong, you know,
George! That joke ought
to bring me at least a dollar if prop
erly worked up. It’s worth it,
“Mr. Gagsmith,” interrupted the
landlady ominously, “this boarding
house is run exclusively for the ac
commodation of such guests as are
acceptable to me or who pay extra
for the privilege of being impudent.
That little witticism will add just
$2 to your board bill for the present
week! Do you really think it is
worth it, Mr. Gagsmith?”—Phila
delphia North American.
A Hopeless Case.
Ethel —Did you look under the
bed, Aunt Bess ?
Aunt Bess—What for, dear?
Ethel—Why, for a man, of course.
Aunt Bess—No, dear; I gave up
all hopes years ago.
Time to Be Dropped.
“Darling,” said Mrs. Kaflippe,
“you must quit associating with
that Parker girl. Don’t ever permit
yourself to bo seen out anywhere in
her eompnny again.”
“Why, mamma,” the child asked,
“what is the matter?”
“A dreadful thing has happened.
Her mother called here this after
noon and left her card. It is the
style that we abandoned at least six
months ago. They must he running
dreadfully behind.”—Chicago Rec
“He has called every evening for
the last two weeks,” said the fair
“lndeed!” said Miss Cayenne.
“Do you think he truly loves
“Well, it is not always easy to de
termine whether a young man goes
out calling because he likes the com
pany or because his own room is
Would Only Spoil the Play.
“Have you had time to read that
populur novel that you’re going to
“Why in the world should I read
it?” demanded the dramatist. “All
that’s needed to make it go is the
title and the names of the principal
characters, and if I read it 1 might
inadvertently get in some of the in
cidents and thus spoil a good play.”
Hia Little Game.
Fred —I think Charley must be
losing his mind. I saw him delib
erately break several good cigars
and then replace them in his vest
Tom —Oh, he is merely trying to
make his girl jealous. She will see
those broken cigars and think he
has been hugging some other girl.—
“So you will put the blame for
that disaster on the engineer?”
“Yes,” answered the magnate.
“You see, his salary is not so large
as our dividends; so he can better
afford to stand any loss.” —Wash-
One Sign Omitted.
“They’re putting up some new
signs in these cars.”
“Yes, but there’s one they ought 1
not to forget.”
“Standing room only.”—lndian
“Did you meet the head of the
house?” asked the man with the
“No,” sighed the book agent, who
had been hooted from the porch,
“I think I must have met the foot.”
“You say Miss Pinkerton is ac
“Why I never met a more ac
complished girl. She knew just a
little about every subject I intro
duced.”—Detroit Free Press.
We are wading in
deep water again. Money
a plenty, and no poor kin.
Two blades of grass
where one used to grow.
Two banks “show miff,”
and another one in sight.
If so, you never live to
see any better than the
puncheon I’ve just re
A few bushels of Bliss’
left. Come to see me,
for I have the goods and
the right prices.
P. S. I have paid the
special tax, therefore I
can sell cigarettes, ciga
rett paper, etc.
CANDV CATHABT| c^
Genuine stamped C. C. C. Never sold In bulk.
Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
“something fust as good."
K. B. SHIPP HAYS IN GREENSBORO
If Col. J. H. Estill of Savannah
enters in good ernest and is will
ing to make a scramble, he will
find a strong backing in every sec
tion of the state. He is in no
sence a politician. He has never
run with the gang and will doubt
less have fewer handicaps than
any one of the others mentioned.
He is withal a strong, conscien
tious, conservative business man,
and is editor of one of the cleanest
papers in the United States,
wields an influence for good that
if felt far beyond the confines
of his own state. He has stem
med the tide of “yellow journal
ism” and has come out with less
of its stain than probably any
other prominent newspaper man
in the South. While conserva
tive in his views, he is far from a
prude or a digot: he is always con
siderate of the opinions of others.
Col. Estill, as we have said is no
politician; hence his name may
not be as familiar to the general
public as some others, but suffice
it to say that should the people
of Georgia see fit to place in his
hands the affairs of the state,
they would have one of the best,
purest, most popular administra
tions in the history of the com
WANTS TO HELP OTHERS.
“I had stomach troubles all my life,”
says Edw. Mehler, proprietor of the
Union Bottling Works, Eria, Pa., “and
tried all kinds of remedies, went to
several doctors and spent considerable
money trying to get a moment's peace.
Finally i read of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
and have been taking it to my great
satisfaction. I never found its equal
for stomach trouble and gladly recom
mend it in hone that I may help other
sufferers.” kodol Dyspepsia Cure
cures all stomach troubles. You don’t
have to diet. Kodol Dyspepsia Care
digests what you eat.
Jxo. H. Blackburn.