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How Sylvanut. Crabb Esoape
Being Tarred and feathered.
INCIDENT OF THE LATE PANIC
Man Who Always Had Run Down the
Town Met His Waterioe When His
Neighbors Determined to Save ths
Factory and Also Enjoy a Joke.
. Sylvalius Crabb wvas the town scold
of Coryville. Ile was a native of the
place, but no stranger to whom he
talked ever woul have susp'ected the
fact. Sylvat:s never missed a chance
to abuse Coryville and everybody and
everything in Coryville.
"Yes, sir." Mr. Crabb would remark.
transferring Ih!s uild of plug tobacco
from the right to the left side of his
mouth, "this here old town ain't (It
for the junk heap. Why. I've lived
here, man and boy, for forty-nine
years, anud the town's been goin' dmyn
ever since I can recolect. Yes, sir.
Coryville's a mighty pore town to live
In, but some of us can't get out."
The stranger to whom Sylvanus con.
fided these lifelong l:npresslons would
sit patiently I his chair on the hotel
veranda or tand patle:it!y at the depot
awaiting his train. Sometimes lie
would reply with a question:
"Are you In business here, . Mr.
"Blusliness! I should say not. I don't
mix with the people of this here town,
I don't. My folks left me the old
hoie-stead and some rentin' houses.
and I live (IX t!,m incone. But I don't
spenl my13, money around here-no, sir!
I buy iy suliplies In bulk right straight
fron Chicago and get my clothes there.
too; send my mIeasiure In by mail.
Whien I need any new furniture I 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 Crah--no, sir!'
One day a stranger of distinguished
appearance came to Coryville. It was
In the midst of the late unpleasantness
-the financial depression.
"Yes, sir," Mr. Crabb took occasion
to say to the stranger, "this town's no
good at all. No place for business,
"I was beginning to think so my
self," replied the stranger, "from what
I have heard from my representatives
'And who might you be?" inquired
"My name Is Hawkins." said the
stranger, "and Fi the owner of the
Coryville shoe factory. I came down
here half inclined to close up the fac
tory'for good and consolidate it with
my main works in Chicago, and what
you have told mne about the slowness
of Coryville has determined me to do
so. I thank you."
Mr. Crabb stopped in his tracks and
stared. He was worried for two rea
sons. One was that two or three
young men who on other occasions had
told Mr. Crabb that he was a useless
ornament to Coryville had overheard
him running down the town and had
heard Mr. Hawkins' statement as to
closing the shoe factory, the one insti
tution which kept the town from dis
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la on every wrapper of Doctor Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery because a full
list of the ingredients comnposing it is
printed there in plain English. Forty
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worth as a blood purifier and Invigorat
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and all liver ills. It tpllds up the run
<down system as no other tonie can in
which alcohol is used. The active medic
inal principles of native roots such as
Golden Beal1 and Queen's root, Stone and
Mandrake root, Bloodroot and 'Black
Cherrybark are extracted and preserved
by the use of cheinically. pure, triple
refined glycerine. Sead to Dr. E.V. Pierce
at Buffalo, N. Y., for free booklet which
quotes extracts from well-recognized med
ical authorit such as Drs. Bartholow,
King, .8cudd e , Coe, Eiiingwood and a
host of othe , showIng that these roots
esn be nded upon for their curative
action i( tlt weak states of the stomach,
accom pled indigestion or dyspepsla
as wvel- I I bitiousor liver complaints
and in wasting dIseases* where there
Is i ehand radual running down
of re and stem. .
and eruptions as wetas sorofulous swel
lings and old open tunning sores or ulcers
are cured and healed. In trating old
running sores, or ulcers, it is well to in
sure their healing to apply to them Dr.
*Pierce's All-Healint Salve. If your drug
gis6 don't happen tohave this Salve in
stock, send 8ttylour eenig -in poetage
stamps toDr.RL.V.'Pie ' lids Hotel
auj Suria Institute ~fatN d
..rg' efthe "All-nean 'en
WUJee on by return poet,
tutasasub~tutefort i non oeI
medficihe ov K W C W
en thou t
I duri'g the
ttiath four houses. ty!it for
$1 a month each and snpplied his ei
tire cash income.- were occupied bY
men who would be co:npele'd todeave
town and look elsewbeft tor employ.
went when the factory clo.Aod. they be
lig skilled employees therein an .hav
lug no other trade.
"It's '23' for you." remarked one of
4ha young men mentioned as be passed
by Sylvanus. Those young nen work
ed In the shoe factory.
That nIght Sylvanus sat In lits lime
feeling truly dejectel. Ills kitdI knoch
at Co:yville had had results dis::strous
to hinself. But he did not broAd long
in somber silence. Suddenly somebody
knocked nt his door. Mr. Crab! opened
the doo: and found himself confronted
by nearly a hundred ablebudied men.
They wore no masks or any other dis
guises. They were young men from
the shoe factory. merchants of the
town, lawyers and others whom Syl
vanus had been running down for thir
ty years. They carried with them a
large bag of feathers and a pot of tar.
with a brush stuck in it.
The spokesman was the young man
who had higsd "23' at the town scold.
This man. after Sylvanus had obeyed
the order to come out Into the street.
"Sylvanus Crabb, town scold and
general nuisance, unless you march
straight to the hotel. call Mr. Hawkins
out, get down on your knees before
him and before all of us tell him that
Coryvilie is the best town on earth
and plead for him to keep his factory
here we'll tar and feather you and sbt
every dog in town on you."
Sylvanus had met his Waterloo. lie
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 decktration ( and plea In
whining tones, he was permitted to goI
The Earth and the Moon.
As the original earth. nebula con
densed the lighter materials were dis
tributed quite uniformly over the en
tire surface, but these. are now miss
Ing from one hemisphere, the reason
seeming to be, as Professor G. H. Dar
r-In demonstrated In 1879, that a por
tion of the earth's crust has beeni
thrown of by tidal action, forming the
1moon. The surface density of the
present continents is about 2.7. the
ican density of the moon appearing
to be 3.4, or not far. froM that of tL
missing continents to the depth reach
ed. The moon, it is computed, equals
a mass havuing the surface area of the
terrestrial oceans and a depth of thir
ty-six miles, and it is concluded that
the crust -when thirty-six miles thick
must have been torn away over three
fourths of the earth, the remainder
breakiug apart to form the eastern and
western continents, with Australia and
other Islands. These continental anil
island fragments floated like great Ice
floes on liquid materials of a density
of 3.7 or more. This groat rupture
gave the earth's surface its chief Irreg
ularities,' with a mean difference of
three miles between the levels of the
contInental . iplateaus and 'the ocean
beds, arnd -as the water enndensed in
the cooling depressions, with the Pa
cific where most of the moon b ad
been, the dry land was- formed that
has made human life possible. We
may consider that without this change
the earth would be glow' ie the condi
tion of Venus, with. water over its
The Oldest -Fenme,
In ancient thies people had one
name only,.as Adam or David, and in
order to distinguish persons -of . the,
same amne It was the customto foaffix
the description "son of" ,Isaac er Jo
seph, as the case might bie. ATbus we
get Solomon ben David among .the
Hebrews and Elvan ap.Richard atoong
the Welsh, to quote two examples. Al
though the argument that-those names
were not strictly "forenames" is not
without weight, yet it is respoqasible
to accept them as such, seeing that the
application hadjo: be supplemented by
another for -the sake of distipetion.
We are therefore entitled -to .include
them within the scope of the question.
Adam and other early Biblical names
are regarded as the oldest for obvious
reasons; but, excluding these, the
choice .falls upon .Marmaduike,- which
is the modern rendering of the- ancient
Chaldean Meridung, alsio written Ma'rn
duk and Merodachi, the god who inter
ceded constantly between the -angry
En and the humble Damikua, his fa
ther And mother. The Romans used
both forenames and family names, and
of the former two that date back about
2,500 yeats are still with us-namely.
Marcus and Lucius, representeda in
modern tones by Mark and the fem
inine Lucy. The old form Marous -i
still retained in some famllies.
Bryan has been chosen by the
Democratic party. He now will
be elected by the people of the
United States. ____
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The undersigned hereby gives A
notice that on the 25th day of
July, 1906, they formed a part- x
norship as pvided by Chapter
89, Code of Laws of 1902, for the Go
purpose of doing a general mer- sol
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spring supplies. We have a
t will be here in a few days),
id in fact any kind of saleab
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ou should do so at once. T
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-FIVE PER CEP
uly 3rd, we offer all Men's a
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ount you know just what you
7-50 $3.00 Pants now
11.25 4.00 "'
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' Straw Hats On
ut That New Wa
u want the best wagon you c
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u about it. We sell the Thoi
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e sell the Woodruff Hay Pres
>r> hay press, we will take ple
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lithe Monitor Oasoline E
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re store, and at reasonable pm
RTY HARDWARE (
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le produce. We will give
;e Killer, Worm Powder,
he Stock Food comes in
the celebrated "Pittsburgh
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g you now
rid Boys Suits and
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ed in plain figures
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