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-A T"UWN COULD STORY
How Sylvanus Crabb Escaped
Being Tarred and Feathered.
NCIDENT OF THE LATE PANIC
'Man Who Always Had Run Down tho
Town Met His Waterloo When His
Neighbors Determined to Save the
Ftactory and Also Enjoy a Joke.
. ylvaims Crabb was the town scold
'of Coryville. IIe wa1s 11 native of tle
place, but to stranger to whom he
talked ever would have suspected the
fict. Sylvanus never mistsed a chance
to abuse Coryville and everybody and
--everything In Coryvllle.
"Yes, sir," Mr. Crabb would reiark.
-transferring hIs quid of plug tobacco
from the right to the left side of his
mouth, "this here old town ain't fit
for the junk heap. Why, I've lived
here, man and boy, for forty-nine
.years, and the town's been goin' down
-ever sice I can recolleet. Yes, sIr.
Coryville's a mighty pore town to live
In, but some of us Cn't get out."
The stranger to whom Sylvnus con
fided these lifelong impressions would
sit patiently in his chair Oil the hotel
veranda or stand patiently lit the depot
awaiting his train. Sometimes he
would reply with a question:
"Are you in business here, Mr.
"Business! I should say not. I don't
suix with the people of this here town,
I don't. My folks left me the old
homestead and some rentin' houses,
and I live off the income. But I don't
spend my money around here-no, sir!
I buy my supplies in bulk right straight
from Chicago and get my clothes there,
too; send my measure i by niall.
When I need any new furniture 1 look
It up in a catalogue and send rIght off
for it myself. These here Coryville
people don't make nothin' off of Syl
vanus Crabb-no. sir!"
One (lay at stranger of distluguished
appearantce enme to Coryville. It wai
In the miidst of the late uIpleasantnes:
-the financial depression.
"Yes, sir," Mr. Crabbi took occasioli
to say to the stranger, "thIs towiVs n(
good at all. No place for business
"I was beg1inning to think so ily
self,'" replied the trainger, "from what
I have heard from liny represenatitv
"And whiio 1ill.ht you l'7" luill'e
"My wn:v is liwlSsaid thi
stranger, *:ind i'in the owner of fx
Coryville r!!o funetory. I camle o(10wI
hero halt hi ined to clo..41 up the fic
tory for goo.1 111rd o.olhhite it witlh
-m1y ma1in1 works InI Chienlgo, and what(
you have told me about the slowness
of Coryvilie has determined me to do
so. I than! you."
MIr. Cra1hilh stopped In Ils tracks and
stared. II v was worr'!ed for two rea
sons. One was that t wo or trce
young mteni wiho on otheir o~caslins had
told Mr. Crnhh tha lit lie wans a1 useles
ornam1tlenit to C'oryille hadi~ overhiear'd
hIm runnl~ing downl tihe townvi and had
heard Mr . Ilinwklns' statement as~ to
closIng tihe shoe factor'y, t he one instl
tution whieh kept the town from dla
integrailti during the panic. TVhe oth
er' reasonl for Mr . Cra's") worr~y was
that lis four'houses, whleh rented fe:i
$15 a mon11th each and supp)lelld his enI
tire enshi income, were occunpied by
men who would be compelle'd to lea ve
towni and1 look ellrwhmere for emplloy
. menit when the faictory ilosedl. they be
.ing sklill emploityee(s therein and hav'
lng no other01 tra~de.
-'it's '23' for you,"' remxarked one of'
xthe young menbl menQltione4d es lie passed
:by Sylvanus. Those youn~g men work
ed In the shoe factory.
T Ihalt night Sylvaius sat in his home
.feeling truly deje'cted. Ills .inal knock
at Coryvllle had1( had results disastrous
to himself. Blut lie did not broad long
In somber ailence. Suddenlly somebody
knocked at hIs door. Mr. Cr'abb opened
the door and found hmself con fronted
* by nearly a hlundred abilebodied men:..
'They wiore nio masks or any other dis
*guises. They were young men from
the shoe factory, merchants of the
town, lawyers an~d others wvhom Syl
'vanus had been running down for thir*
~ty years. They carried with them a
Darge bag of feathers and a pot of. tar,
.with a brush stuck in it.
The spokcesman was the young mar
-who had hissed "23'' atthe town scold.
'This man, after' Syivanus had obeyed
the order to come out Into the street
'.'ylvanus Crabb, town scold and
'general nuIsance, unless you march
.straight to the hotel, call Mr. Hawkine
-out, get down on your knees beforo
:him andi befoire all of us tell him thatk
*Coryv'Ille is the best town on earth
:anti plead for hrn to keep his factory
'here we'll tar and feather you and sat
every (log In town on you."
Sylvanuts had met his Waterloo. 11e
walked to the hotel surrounded by the
stern faced men, hIs neIghbors with
whom he never had neighbored, and,
after kneelIng to Mr. Hawkins and
makIng his declaratIon and plea In
whhning tones, ho was permitted to go
Next day the locai paier conitauu
an account of the affair and also stated
that Mr. IHawkins had deternined not
only to leave his facto;y in Coryville,
butt t enlarge it.
Mr. Crabb also learned from the
newspaper story that the committee
of public safety had visited Mr. Haw
kiis just before waiting upon himself
and had induced the factory owner to
chatige his mind after telling him t.h
life history of the town scold, over
whlch lie laughed heartily and long.
MURDER OF THE SEAL.
The Way the Animals Are Slaughtered
by the Hunters.
The ice echoes no foot falls, so the
murder of the seal is a stealthy act.
Yes. it seems like murder. On the p-an
lies a wIhitecoat alone. Up to it hur
riCes one of the hunters. Lifting his
but above his head, hie measures the
distance; then. swinging downward the
iron shod point, he strikes the skull of
the seal such a blow that it Is crushed
in as if of inisteboard. Tossing aside
the but and whipping out the scalping
knife, while the creature Is still quiver
ing. with a swift undereut and two or
three side stiokes the keen blade has
severed tile hide and the layers of fat
beneath so they can be rolled luto a
pelt, the hide holding the fat in its
folds. The next whitecoat is with its
parents. Their hide js coarser, but
worth having, so the gunner takes a
quick alm, lodging a charge of shot in
the head of the growling mate just at
tile base of the brain.' Here the skull
is thinnest. One of the batters stands
guard over the blowhole to prevent
the mother from escapilg, while an
other bats tile cub. Thena the female.
who wohuld desert her offspring to save
her own life, Is clubbed on the head
A fewstrokes of the knives and three
more bloody enrentsses erim son the Ice
The pelt Of the first seal is piled with
the otler three' in a pan; Tlie flagn
Stiele a flag by its side, and the hunt
ers hurry forward, leaving the pelts to
be towed back to the siip when the
inunit Is ended.
Thus the slaughter continues hour
after ho1r untIl nightfall only ends the
stroke of the bat and thrust of tic
knife. If it began a't daybreak tihe
field 1I.ny h~e strewn wvithtll :nse
dutd Seils, for if the pan o1' io I.'
thronged with them, as is soneilme..
the s-ase. a hundred inen will kill to:
1t1nies thimer numb11er In a d:ay, sne:ir
of the sezals are harps. wihl s 2o
try to protect thjeirt young. nl a
sIin n Ithout attemtlitng to de'femt
tlemiisehns.-Day Allen Willey in .let
Bunions and Hank.
"It IS extraordinarv." writes Sir 1I1.1t
ry DJrtmon and Wolff in -''a. ni .
ollections." "to obser've it:tghtnd t!n
weakn less Ih::t most people h:v'e fo
bjoastilig of their l'r'n ds in ii g: p'y
1nd( th, 00e.'erencve thast theyv show tt:
the'n. The daugltor f it lady of very
IIh! ralrk 11:1-d some patinl In her l'o:a
wll'!l the inbth'er asked the gverness
to l~e goi.l enoul'. to iod at. Th It
ter afier examininig It --aid. 'If it wore
not for he" ladyshiljts exalted rank I
should say it was ta buntiotn.'"'
Saim--What's do matter wit'.l yOut an
Chilo' ? Sisan-Ninittet 'nough. Shie
insulted mty friend, Mr. .Jaicon, what
C'::lied on mue las' night. Sam-I nsult.
ed Mir. 'Jackson. did site? Busan
Dat's what~khe done. Site asked me
whio dat 'ore nocturnul v'isitor was!
-A Bold Step.
To overcomo the well-grounded and
reasonable objections of the more .intel
lgent to the use of secret, medicinal coni
pounds, Dr. It. V. Pierce, of iiffalo, N.
Y., some time ago, decided t'g r15e a bold
departure from the usual course pursued
by the makers of putt-np medlnoa for do'
mestic use, an~ so has published broad
cast and o y to the whole world, afulf
and .comp e list of all the iigredIents
entering ini9he cm pos'ljon ofhis widely
celebrated &jdl es. Thus ho has taken
his numer a trons end patients jnto
his full n nce. Thus too ho -bas ro
mnov I edicines from among secret
nostr of doubtful merits, and made
theni emedes of Knowin Composition.
JL~b~bh DL ~fC .ktishoi
- ot ony doethe wV apjer of ever;/ bo'tle
of rw. P'ierco's Golden Mediceal Ditscovory, the
famous mledlclno for weak stomach, pid
liver or billousnesn all cat arrh al disoases
jladn English, a full and ('c1oe lit of all
the ingredIents composing it, but a small
book has boon compiled frort n'.merous
Standard medieal wor ks. of :.11 the difretront
schools of practice. contalining very nlumer
eus extracts frem the writings of Ieadiing
practitioners of medicine, endorsIng in the
atrongest aosible term.. each and every ingro
dientt contained in Dr. PIerce's medIcines.
One of thoso little books will be malled free
to any onto sending address on post al card or
by letter, to Dr. 1I. V. Pierce Bluffalo. N. Y.,
and requesting the sante. f'rom this littlo
book it will botleartned that Dr. ierce's nmed
icines conttaln no alcohol, narcotics. mIneral
agents or other poisonmous or injuirious agen ts
and that they are mtade from niativo, medleti
nal roots of great value' also that some of
the most valuable ingaredients contaitned in
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Presc'rlption for weak,
nervous, over-worked, "run-down." nervousi
and debilitated womtep, were employed, long
years ago, by the Indians for similIar ailments
Ialredtinig their sqtuaws. In fact, one of the
most valunablo medle~nal plants enterlng inte
thq comnpositiont of h~r. PIerce's Favorite P'ro
scrition was kntown to the Indians as
"&J aw-Weed." Otur knowledge of the uses
of not a few of ournmost valuable native, mat
IdIcinal plants was gaine'd from the IndriansR.
As made up by imparovedl and exact pr
cesses. the "I- avorito P'rese'rlt tionm is a nm. t
efilelent remteudy for reatulatintg all the wo?:
anlyv fun-ctions, correc'ting displacemnats. ms
prol apsus, anteve.rslon antd retorve'rsit,
orcomintr painfual t'eriods, toning up a ns
nerves and brInging about a perfect sta'.e of
health. Bold by all doalers in edicnes,
WASHING BAY AFLOAT
When the Saio- ts .:3 In th iv
Turn L ua:!ry;an.
A HARD JOB IN LAD WATHEF.
Each Man, With His Ftct e.:n Lce
Bare, Scrub:: Hi3 Cwn ci:s:3 Ind
Gets Then%, Re:dy For in::pcclin.
"Jiramy Legs" cnd the "Lucky Ba:."
Hlave yon eve. no'Ced how cieva .1:1
'well dressed it rtiior Iad oo: v. e
on shore leave, bow whlite 115 eloihe
look when yon board the" F':!i on vis
iting days? fIut i.1l yo:i ever realize
that he was his own wsh1rt1a1?
With a shrill. blast of his si!- whis
tie the chler hontswnin's tun'i wl:!
pipe. "Scrub an1 w::sh clotIh.-: i::d
every inn hurries to his butlkiet. j.gets
his soiled clothes. snt wa'aer ronp.
draws a bucket of briny or fresh wa
ter. its the case ma1y be. ai begins his
Ie Is generally barefooted lit this
time, so that he 11ill not wet his shoes
and stocklugs. Ile wepurA his trousers
very bell shaped it the )o1tom in order'
that he mny roll them nIp over the
A fter scrubbing ntud rubbing his
clothes until eleIn he turns them Il.
side out and with "stols" roceeds to
get them ready for hanging tp. These
stops are short pieces of twine. twisted
and with whipld ei qns. that lihe Ises
in liel of clothespils. They are fats
toned in eyelets pineed it the site
senms and bottom of his shirts and the
waistband of his trou0ers. ie turns
all hil1 walshedl clothes in1id.e out to
prevent the right side getting soiled.
They are then hung on aj ine which,
says the Youth's Com paln in. is run
front the bow to tile topmast or upper
top of a lighting innst. The well in
formed main now tisuilly puts lis
clothes to siak the ight before in a
bucket half rnli of water Into which
he hats either sprinkled a handful of
sonp powder or a small piece of sailt
water soap. Inl the uornlg at little
rubbing :ndl Iis ltihesU?4 are c!ean aml
hun llu , wIEt "ti'e "hilt'Ut er ha
Whenthey hvt been thloroughltl
dried. ihe chher bio- v:ai atga in pipes
"Serub a::d '.: lo:hes' and ever3
ciumi 1 v.. if hii ! 4) secur
the~na re~~ena. tinr, thl
'.. .. .4: "v .m . g.
: .'i: at I~l''. .1 . ima y o ht ht
th i 4:n l ' - c'arhi:esa id t t(h t
mat . So - b!. m ai !s ti ,41 o::rt :
'omt' es 56)a -l : :o~a .':i:! :at pei t
mytion 1... --a .! ." orn t:: .n:1-. ott
ier, t et tat ::: rea tne. l.
As a rl'C . .!in ny . . who h :
chltge. o r th: ll inet li the decks
a~tli ways itns extt lmanin pbadion:
and oti f10!Ct in mint!. tn i the ma
whos r iot!:1 h got I: h:- In l:
recivea ao n iny ho1 ' 41 ::1:'n i:ty. h.
thienway nei-le:'s ct: e.bt le ::'it
ithe ant:e ket icaii naml goea oSn l
day mor.g theot c. ii wIheitere i
i netion hon to e pil'erortned h
havngOid ato oe rnifotm'
Tis 11s i(t itil a ofe lot sfithei ' ohtmli
toutiit" h r4':his 1in het t111ihoant iltt.1
'the stoiis tilrtien pat ofni ii hesloe
iole inl sne na iane tht 1) the n1
nIrnn.Teerlls iitti4'timtbltIktare then ti't
iato tah iltithc 'thd stowe ad li :
toettd~ ora t': te oie for. t
thiwy (lil i ~Olie rs boith hhte nut
wh~tie. nye keti en and whtnd aun
nihty 4 moritkcmsi the re is g.- thi
hadlugnseton onc thu es ai deckt
haing onu.~ W illed waminghorm. i ii'
iTh airde::5t t;so a)1 ti's outtil4
tous arehi brlanket)g(ttndi hnmmwitk
The hnom areofrm part11 of)4 hts ofptii
however l.~ re orneigd tonket dheloen
tieshimattee and1) tineit wll 1n1'
uino te hannck an si e i n l)4i112 lih
foretn.: or' umrats shovide fo;'r rihne
eied toh stow lathip awa ad vn.s
nIt io breaki' ithem ttt~i. wcithti thhi
theadlingi mua th t gets thbe m'fear~
toully lira(ty.l'peilytwile tit sip l
on lti. Whentt tahere his hammryik
nott aior blis lt flnt l thema lek tug
bow u tey lore.''lh l~)lii
tisunre otw:: ets rond? who tedamo titi
for it. Tbhey ley sow their rferit
Convalescents need a
ment in easily digested I
Scott's E mCeIs4
It makes bone, blood
putting any tax on the
ALL DRUGGiSTS: 8
there are Ilstalled washing and drying
mnehines which greatly facilitate the
laundry work, making It inexcusatble
for a sailor to have soiled elothe3.
This iaclilne, which dries clothes by
centrifugal motion, does the work rap
idly aud well.
These mnchines, which nre being
ndIded to all the new ships. will in
tine (io away with all band work. The
old farnillhr vight of a long line of
Clothes struing front )ow to tunsthend
will tio longer be seen, and the boat
swaln'n iate will forget bow to pipe,
"Serub and wash clothes!"
America on Top.
Sonie years ago. while on a tout
through Ihurope. Sir Ilenry Roscoe
paid a visit to Vesuviuts. which was at
the time in eruption. lie there met an
Aierienn. who spoke lin depreciator.y
ternis of the magnificent spectacle.
"Well." remarked Sir Henry. "whetz
all is said and done, you have nothing
like this in Amerlea."
"No," replied the other. "but we have
a river that would put the whole
darned thing out in five minutes."
WORKED HIS WAY.
The Job an Energetic Student Took to
Cross the Atlantic.
Jack had Iaid his way always. Out
of the poverty of his childhood he had
fought his way through the university.
Aftur graduation he felt he nmist see
Europe, and with the little aceutnula
tion he had he "crossed the pond,"
trusting to good luck to get home
again. But, his trip of sightseing
over, he found himself in Liverpool
without money and with no meirars of
IIe thought he would just go down
to the steamship, go oi board and ree
how it would seem if only lie were go
As he wandered over the big liner
his attenttion wias alt rte'd by a Cry
Ing baby. The niot her was travelin;.
alont. 1u while she wis .,1mipting
to :we to all the tholsaind anttd ::' de
tails iln ident to the bec'g:nniniiug of, all
i 1e. -1 rip t e i:i by hail resett d tlt
niv.gilectc lit' fI t lite had reevived .. a!:!
wn Inr.,u The Inw her wX..s at h.-r
i'' Ial .:! 1, h d i n t s
-O'y ris k Id h O ,1p : yd im Ia<
caaI: "1;e n v; 1n 11he . unby im tiluIn
Perhpy 1-i 4 en Iwey bg it 'vo ti l aI
lT'.usl o re:.st silt gijni.f-~
u'r iIiand', .izt'n:!. froma ma.'nti
strger. Itair t!tli edhe.wth'u
iii. ii Is dlo u-td tf,-.nk Jc'-orly i
"i whrum a IoI'th you w'illd." he;laki
.fu leks it a lrigwas Ic' s tely aIl. fa.
torlpy y his Ia;h p, aid when, 'a i
- half~ ho.th- e *.inot Ithir itai fitc y 12l
rcls erii lti sheat formd')!l a i hayy
- t'pt hif ked at Je sa rliep. I
- ye InnW.hd ashe os tk tvI(h yoi
Sidser bk atillSh ledi toea hn Lhle.iei.t
-n guti nd homgin ftor timme.- Yait fo
I Cni"ayulo m'n.ioAmei: Iwi
aeI f your suffrin fromhewn
im8preopodio whi nbcopod nd-n
biety nevord. sess, rienthas
yeron, you shouldo bei wath on
iethAer's no S hsaaila txperlg
Di orlf.u octor
Unfs youhre suff rting frte ome
puspotare oodhthin blood, d
bilit, nervousneess, nasadsexha.aiuhs
prvmt ieSarsaparilla u ohav konowns s
work. A yer's Pills are lHver pinls. Act gently,
Madeby . O Aye Co, Iowell, 3158e.
Als anniseuere of
2 I 0AGUM CURS.
We have nto mecrets 1. We pu)1is'
large amount of nourish
m is powerful nourish.
and muscle without
30. AND $1.00.
The Cause of Ivany
1hers Is a disease prevailing in this
country mo3t dan grous because Eo decep.
tive. Many sudden
dcaths are caused by
It - h6art disease,
-- fallure or apoplexy
are often the result
of kidney diccase. If
t( -i kidey trouble is a:
-- -lowed to advahce the
blood will attack tbs
... vital organs or the
idneys thmsrnievcs break down and wasts
away cll iby ccll.
.DWadder troubles most always result frc n
a dorangament of the kidneys and a cure Is
obtainod quickest by a proper treatment of
tho kidneys. If you are feeling badly you
can make no mistake by taking Dr. KI ler's
swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver ard
It corrects inability to hold urioanO
Ing pain in passing It, and overdor,..
unplea::ant necessity of being compelled to
go often during the day, and to get up many
timos during the night. The mild and the
extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root is nocn
realized. It stands the highest foi its won
derful circ of thi most dLstrcsing cascs.
Swamp-Plot is pleasant to take and sold
by all druggists in fifty-cent and c:ae-'Iollar
sis-,d bottles, You may
have a sample bottle of .
this wonderful now dis
covery and a book that ' -
tolls all about At, both In,,mnofwan-prneot.
sent free by mail. Addrc:s Dr. Kilrmcr & C,.
Binghamton, N. Y. When viriting mentien
reading this generous offer in this paper.
Don't make any mistake, but remember
the name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root. and the address, Binghamton,
N. Y.. on svery bottle.
A BRILLIANT DISPLAY
of reliable ji welry iR hero for v'aur ?,'eap
uro and si lct i.i, You wi; Ihink it is
holliAIy time when y on e rm to) ita) act
it. W Pme renP.1 at l a n to t i'er.
-ELE:u ION O' .JEWELRAY.
Onr ' miei y of birth. 'ay and other
..tiftl 'a veoi y ha-ge j..s -uiow. T.o ila g
ni fc' .o w'E e. are' wViling tol foriego a
're part of rurii ieL'timate k p.r il - ar a
nalucemelisjt to you ts be 11p us reduce .. ur
hold nj s
TIME IS hONEY
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Long Shuttle Machines make only 200.
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