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Tho Peasant Emperor.
It is said that Czar Alexander wish
es to be handed down to posterity as
"The Poasant Emperor." In the
course of a conversation with some
of his courtiers tho other day, one
of them said that he ought to be
known as "Alexander the Just."
"No!" exclaimed the czar, "I am
and shall remain the peasant emper
or. Some of my nobility style me so
in derision, scoffing at my affection
for the moujik, but I accept the
title as an honor. I have tried to
procure for the humble a means of
livelihood, and this, I think, is the
best and only means of keeping the
world going. After all, I believe,
that only two men have really known
what socialism is-Henry IV, who
creamed of giving every peasant la
pou* , au pot, and perhaps myself,
whose greatest ambition is to save
the Russian peasant from dying of
hunger ; for when the people under
stand that they run no danger of
starvation, they begin to bless God
and end by loving their sovereign,
wjio represents him on earth. I am
not among: those who believe that
the only way of ruling easily is to
render people powerless by privation
and fear of the morrow, and my
greatest ambition is to deserve to
bear to the last the title of the Peas
ant Czar." -[New Orleans Picayune.
A Canine " Jack, the Ripper.*
At Jacksonville, Fla., on a certain
street, a large dog was found partly
buried in the dirt. The dead dog was
removed ; but the next morning and
the morning after that, two other
dogs were found dead and partly en
tombed. A close watch was kept,
when it was discovered that the dogs
had been killed and buried by a large
Newfoundland dog. who WAS caught
in the act of hiding one of his vic
tims in the saille way. Ifc is a "Jack,
the Ripper" story in animal life, and
is one nf tho strangest on record.
It is estimated that about $10,000,
000 have been invested in coffee
houses, as an antidote to the saloon
in England. It is said that there are
about 7,000 of them, employing 5G,
000, and they are a paying invest
The Eggs a Grasshopper Lays.
How many eggs does a grasshopper
lay? Mahomet, according to the
Khalif Omar, said, when these insects
fell upon him, that he could read upon
their wings the words, "Wo are the le
gions of God, and we bear ninety-nine
eggs. When we produce a hundred
we shall devour the world." In a pa
per read before the Paris Academy of
Sciences, M. Kunckel d'Herculai says
that Mahomet was wrong in supposing
that the locust laid exactly ninety-nine
eggs at a time, although he was quite
right in attributing to it extraordinary
fecundity. M. Kunckel has been
carefully watching some locusts for
months, and he finds that one of these
insectu wi:! lav as many as from 500
to 900 eggs during a season of from
ten to eleven months. He points out
that if the French government wishes
to get rid of the locust plague from
which Algeria buffers, it is particularly
advisable to kill the insects just before
the season when their eggs are laid.
London Daily News.
"Got any cannons in this establish
ment?" asked a tall, handsome young
man of a clerk in ono of the leading
hardware stores in this city yesterday.
The firm did not have cannons in their
stock and the olerk told him so. .
"Got some big guns, ain't you?"
Ho was shown the largest.
"Gimme four of 'em."
Tho clerk set them aside.
"Now, lemme see your pistols."
He was shown through the entire
stock. After selecting four of Colt's
largest size he asked to tee the swords,
dirks, stilettos, brass knuckles and
tlungshots. Of these he bought lib
After tho clerk had made out the bill
he congratulated the purchaser on his
theatrical outfit as far as firearms were
"Why, I ain't in the show business,"
said the stranger. "I am going down
y to Kentucky to start a newspaper in
tho interest of Breckinridge's candi
dacy for the United States senate
THINGS would go along with much
better effect if all who preach would
practice in accordance with their own
Lurk in the blood of almost every one. In
many cases they are inherited. Hcrofnla ap
pears In running sores, bunches, pimples
and cancerous growths. Scrofula can be
cured by purifying the blood with Hood's
great remedy has had
wonderful success in ^toS? Q/Q^tf?/fy
curing this disease It thoroughly eradi
cates tho humor from tho blood. Hood's
Sarsaparilla cure3 the sores and eruptions
by removing tho impurities in the blood.
Hood's Pills cure all liver illa. 25c.
I HIGHEST [ _ AWARD I
x, "SUPERIOR NUTRITION' -THE LIFE!* J
JFS ^rr-iY^ T"\ ^ . TC
Has justly acquired the reputation of being
The Salvator for
AN INCOMPARABLE ALIMENT for the
GROWTH and PROTECTION of INFANTS anc*.
A superior nutritive in continued Fevers
And a reliable remedial agent
in all gastric and enteric diseases ;
often in instances of consultation over
patients whose digestive organs were re
duced to such a low and sensitive condition
that the IMPERIAL GRANUM was
the only nourishment the stomach
would tolerate when LIFE seemed
depending on its retention ;
And as a FOOD it would be difficult to
conceive of anything more palatable.
Sold by DRUQGISTS. Shipping Depot,
JOHN CARLE & SONS. New York.
The (ouch o? a hand, the glance of an eye,
Or a word exchnngod with a passer-by ;
A glimpse of a face in the orowded street
And afterward lifo is Incomplete ;
A picture painted with honest zeal
And we lose the old for the new ideal ;
A chance remark, or a song's refrain,
And life is never the same again.
An angered word from our Ups is sped
Or a tender word is loft unsaid,
And one there is who, his whole life long,
Shall cherish the brand ot a burLlng wrong ;
A Une that stares up from an open page,
A cynic smile from the lips of age,
A glimpse of loving seen in a play,
And the dreams of our youth are swept
A friendly smile and lore's emberlng spark
Leaps into flame end illumines the dark i
A whispered "Be bravo" to our fellow-men
And they pick up the thread of hope again
Thus never an act or a word or thought
But that with unguessed importance is
For small things build up to eternity,
lad blazon the ways for a destiny.
-W. R. Hereford.
The Vizier and the Flv.
HE Vizier Ali-Ben
Hassan, Prime Min
ister of the Calif
A mg i ad, wis one
day walking in the
country in the en
virons of Bagdad.
Since the morning
he had met with
nothing but vena
tions. In the first place, he had slept
ill. Then his first born, his son,
Noureddm, had left his home the pre
vious evening, and had returned, after
sunrise, shamefully tipsy ; clearly in
dicating that he was leagued with the
evil-livers of Bagdad, ami had in
fringed the wise law of the Prophet,
forbidding the uso of wine andfstrong
Then, again, the servant intrusted
with the duty of accompanying his
daughter to the bath had, on her re
turn, confided to him that, for the
fifth time in as many days, a young
man, with a self-satisfied air, had, as
if by chance, thrown himself in their
way ; and that, in passing, Amine, un
der pretense of arranging her veil,
had, on the contrary, deranged it in
such a manner as to allow this good
looking stranger to behold her radiant
visage, a proceeding which, on the
part of a Mahometan young lady, con
stituted a grave departure from* the
rules of good conduct.
Already considerably put out of
temper by all the.ie worries, Ali had
gone to tho Bitting of the Council.
There he had found himself in the.
presence ol the Calif Amgiad, and the
Calif Amgiad had received him any
thing bnt pleasantly.
A short time before, a sedition had
broken out in a neighboring province.
Ali, after having severely rep.-essed it,
had not thought it worth while to
bring the matter before hi3 glorious
master. But the Minister's enemies
had not been equally reserved, and
the Calif had vehemently reproached
his Minist r; firstly, with having al
lowed a sedition to break out in his
kingdom; secondly, with haring hid
den the fact from him ; and thirdly,
with having put it down by force, in
stead of by ptrsnn?ion-which, in
deed, is preferable, but, unfortunate
ly, does not always prove successful.
On quitting the Council, Ali bore
with him this impression-always
painful to a statesman-that his credit
was considerably shaken.
He had no sooner returned home
than his wife had quarreled with him,
accusing him of niggardliness in the
sum he allowed her for her dress, de
claring that the wife of the Governor
of the palace was better dressed than
she, and affirming that, in fact, she
had nothing to put on. Ali bowed his
head before this storm and ordered
his servants to serve him a collation,
in the hope of finding in the pleasures
of good cheer a compensation for the
vexations of his pubiic and private
life ; but-, by an unlucky chance, his
cook that day omitted every dish of
which he was fond.
Desperate, Ali quitted his house,
left the city, and strayed into the
country. There, at least, he might
fret and fume at his ease.
"Truly," he muttered, as he went
along, "there are days when one
would like to make an end ol one's
existence. Of what use to one is life?
-nothing but to make one angry with
Meanwhile, a burning sun was
scorohing the road on which he was
walking; and it wai not long before
he felt an irrepressible desire to find
shelter somewhere. But in vain he
looked for a shady corner. At length
he came in sight of a path which,
from its narrowness and turnings,
seemed to promise a little coolness.
He passed on to it.
The windings of this path con
duced him to a ruined wall near
which there grew a palm tree. Ali
uttered a sigh of relief and strotched
himself at the foot of the wall in the
Bhade of the wido leaves.
Doubtless he' would soon have fallen
asleep had not a buzzing sound come
to annoy his sense of hearing. He
looked up, and saw a pretty gold-and
green-hued fly gayly wheeling about
his head. Wishing to tako a nap in
peace, Ali drove away the intruder
two or three times with his hand;
but the obstinate little creature re
turned again and again to tho charge,
and ended by impudently perching
on the Vizier's nose.
This was too much for Ali, who
jerked himself into a sitting pos
ture, and with his hand made a
vigorous, but unsuccessful, (Jab at his
enemy. But in the hurry of getting
away the quick-winged fly did not no
tice that it was darting straight into a
largo spider's web, spreading between
an angle of the wall and the neighbor
ing palm tree.
Witness of this catastrophe, the
Vizier could not at first help feeling
"Now,"he thought, "you tiresome
insect, you will no longer be able to
prevent me from getting the nap I
But as he continued to watch thc
fate of the pretty gold-green fly he
saw emerge from a craok in the wall ? a
monstrous spider, with a body as big
as the finger-tip of a man and long,
black and hairy limbs. It rushed to
ward its prey and set to work spinning
a winding 6heet of web about it, as if
enjoying its victim's terror and agony.
The poor fly made suoh desperate
efforts to fre9 itself from its bonds
that Ali, at the sight of its hopeless
exertion, felt moved by compassion ;
and, though he was very tired, and in
spite of the little insect having so
recently worried bim considerably, he
could not bring himself to allow it to
perish EO miserably.
He rose. up, and with a wave of
his hand frightened away tho spider,
after which he released the tty from its
"Now," he said, * "I hope you will
leave me in peace,"
He oponed his finger and thn
the fly flew away, and Ali speedily
sight of it. He then lay down a<
in the shade of the palm tree, ol?
his eyes, and was soon soundly asl
The sound of a voice pronoun?
his name aloud awoke him. He ope
his eyes and saw standing heforo
a personage of dazzling beauty
gigantio form. Two light aid tr
parent wings were attached to
shoulders. Ali had no doubt tha
was in the presence of a genie.
"Vizier," said the supernatural
ing, "you have rendered me a g
service. I was the fly which la
buzzed about your nose. I took 1
form for the purpose of relieving :
self for awhile from my ordirj
greatness and flitting freely in
sunshine. A malicious sorcerer,
private enemy, wishing to take
vantage of this circumstance, chan
himself in the big spider into wh
web I became entangled and in wi
I should have fared ill but for y
"You must know that, though
are permitted to assume what app<
ance we please, we at the same t:
run tho risk of falling into the sa
snares as the human creatures wh
resemblance we borrow ; and, if we
fall, we cnn only be rescued by han
aid. It is, therefore, by your gen
ous intervention I havo been sav
In return of this great service ask
me some favor ; whatever it may h
promise to grant it."
So spoke the genie. The Vizier :
mained for awhile without answerii
At length, after having reflected,
"I was saying to myself only?? sh
time back that long life was no advi
tage, sinco so many of our days i
spoiled by divers vexations, and tl
it would be better to have a shorl
existence, composed exclusively
happy and cloudless days; then, if
bo rh your power to do it, good gen:
suppress from my life in future
days of affliction, or even of anne
ance, and let me live only duri
those which are exempt from trouh
Do that and you will have largely 1
paid me the service I have done you
On hearing these words an enigma
cal smilo overspread the face of t
"Have you well weighed your i
"Yes," replied Ali.
"Let it be according to your d
Instantly, as it seemed to the Vizie
his fantastic interlocutor seized hi
by tho middle of the body and rose
the air with him to a height so gide
as presently caused him to lose 1
senses. When ho returned to co
soiousness he found himself in h
house in Bagdad, in bed. His boc
wa3 straightened out and so rigid thi
he found himself unable to make th
His eye3 were closed. Nevcrthele
he saw all that was passing about hie
and heard all that was being said. Tl
room was full of people. Hfs wiff
his children, his servants were there
all lamented him, and deplored tl
loss of so good a husband, so good
father, so good a master, a friend ?
faithful and devoted.
"What is the meaning of all this?'
thought Ali. "Am I dead, then?"
"Yes," said a voice.
The genie stood at the foot of th
Vizier's bsd, visible only to him, reac
ing his thoughts.
"Perfidious spirits!" thought Ali
"is this the way you redeem you
"Do not accuse me," replied th
genie, but lay the blame to your OWJ
stupidity alono. Why did you ask o
me what was impossible ? Two fairic
have been entrusted with the task o
spinning the destinies of men. Be
fore one, at the beginning of things
was placed a heap of white wool, fron
which she spun fortunate days; be
fore tho other was placed a heap o
black wool, from which Bhe spun th<
days that wero to be unfortunate.
"Now, ono night, while they were
sleeping, Satan came by and amusec
himself by mixing together the twe
hea^s of wool, and so thoroughly en
tangled tho whole that the fairies, or
awaking, found it impossible to separ
ate tho black from the white wooli
aadf from that time, the days spun tn
them are of mixed color-made up o:
contentments and affliction. Rscal
tho days you have passed ; is there
one of them on which you have no!
experienced some satisfaction, small
as it may havo been?
"In asking mc to take from youl
days to come all those on which some
discomfort may reach you, you have,
iu fact, asked me to suppress the
whole, aud you have immediately ar
rived at thc day of deliverance-and
death. 1 am sorry to have had to
teach you this lesson, but you hr ve
drawn it down upon yourself." .
"Unfortunately, it can now be of
no use to me, since I am dead," said
The genie smiled.
"I am good natured," he replied.
"If you like I will imagine that you
have said nothing, carry you back to
the spot whence I brought you and
nothing in your life shall be changed.
What do yon say?"
"I could wish for nothing better,"
replied the Vizier.
The gonie stretched his hands
toward him. Everything melted
from his sight and, for the second
time, he became unconscious. When
he recovered the use of his senses he
found himself at the foot of the wall
under the shade of tho palm tree
where he had fallen asleep.
Bisiug to his feet he asked himself
whathcr this adventure had really hap
pened to him or whether he had
simply dreamed it; then, thought
fully, he made his way back home.
While he slept the sun had declined,
so that his walk was no longer ren
On reaching his house, Ali learned
that his sou, .Nourredin, had been
made so ill by his overnight's excesses
that ho had vowed never, thenceforth,
to drink anything but water. He
also learned that the young man
whom his daughter had so frequently
met on her way to and from the bath
was the son of one of tho richest and
most important personages in Bagdad,
and asked for the hand of Amino in
Furthermore, he received a mes
sage from the Calif Amgiad, the
Sovereign, admitting that, on reflec
tion, the conduct of Ali in the matter
of the sedition had appeared to him
to have been both prudent and firm ;
and conveying tho assurance that ho
might consider himself to be more in
favor than over.
The wife of the Vizier having paid
a visit to tho wife of the Governor of
tho palace and seen, with her own
eyes, that the last new dress of that
lady was au utter failure, was now in
a delightfully amiable temper. Fin
ally, tho cook had determined to make
up iu a striking manner for his short
comings of tho morning, and served
! up un exquisite ropast.
So ended, in tho happiest war in
i the world, a day b^gun so adversely;
j a: d the Vizier, on retiriug to bed,
confessed within himself that th
genie, real or imaginary, had give
him some sage advice.-Strand Maga
Oranges Both Food and Mcdlcinp. J
To a thoughtful observer the tim*
has long since passed when orang
were a luxury to be indulged in no
and then and not an essential articll
of diet. That this luscious fruit if
not more generally considered as
of the necessary household supplies*
we think, in great measure owing l?Ji
mistaken idea ns to its cost and keep?
ing qualities. Families who. are ac''
customed to buying their apples and
potatoes by the barrel, their peaches,
pears and tomatoes by tho bushel, ?.nd
other household supplies in propor
tionate quantities, are satisfied tq/pro
cure oranges by the dozen. /
No polioy could be moro fallacious,
and the plan is doubtless so generally
adopted withont a second/ thought,
since no household Bupply ?B sold so
proportionately high in/fi retail wiy.
With potatoes or appl?iat a dollar per
bushel the customer, may usually pro
cure a peok for twenty-five cents, bnt
not so with the golden products of the
Florida orangey groves. Oranges are
generally sold at retail ai an advance
of from oncy^o two hundred per cent,
on the prico at which they are obtain-'
able by the box, The regulation box
contain/ 112, 12?, 150, 176, 200, 250
and 3;00 oranges, the quality being, of
cou??e, according to tho size of ther
fruit. The cost in this market will
generally run from. $1.50 to $2.50 per
box. Take the average Of $2 and tho*
Cost by the box for 200 size would be
twelve cents per dozen ; the usual re-,
tail price is from twenty-five to thirty
cents ; at the same price the 176 sizo
would cost by the box 13$ cents per
dozen, and ure retailed at thirty to
forty cents, while for the 150 size,
costing by the box sixteen cents per.
dozen, the consumer is generally re
quired to pay fifty cents. Oranges
retailed at lower prices are generally
Lrost-bitten or culls and inferior fruit.
Is there any other item of house
hold supplies for which the consumer
is willing to pay so large an advance
when bought at retail? The solution of
the problem is not hard to find.
Oranges decay in the hands of dealers
when tightly boxed, and consumers
are told they will not keep. Under
similar conditions other fruits would
decay still more rapidly. It should be
remembered that the orange is accus
tomed to au abundant supply of air
and sunshine, and as soon as received
oranges should be unpacked, the
wrappers removed and the fruit spread
on the floor in a dry plaoe with mod
erate temperature, or otherwise ex
posed to the air. With such proper
care tho los3 from decay will be but
trifling as compared with the differ?
ance in coat between buying by the
box and by tho dozen, to say nothing
of the vital importance of a liberal
use of this fruit as an article of diet.
Physicians aro unanimous in the
opinion that a dozen oranges should
bs eaten where ono is now used, but
the question of expense alone has
hitherto prevented this advice frdm
being generally acted upon, If con1
Burners generally would buy oranges
by tho box, this question would be
solved, though wo doubt if either phy*
sicians or druggists would be bene
fited by the solution.-New York
Shipping and Commercial List.
Describing a visit to a prison in
Canton, Florence O'Driscoll, AL P^
says in the Century J
I had hardly finished my investiga
tion of this weird and morbidly fas
cinating picture when I heard a tre1
mendous clanking of chains over the
stone paving, Three men W?re com
ing along, and another walked about
twenty yards behind. All wore
hobble-chains, and, in addition, each
carried a large block of granite in his
hands that must have weigh?d at least
As they drew closer, I saw that these
stone blocks had holes in the centre
and that through them ian long chains.
Each chain was rov9 through another
fastened around the man's waist, and
running free, was carried Up arid
welded around his neck; The four
men had hardly sat down when another,
similarly fettered, appeared, coming
clown th? long courtyard. He joined
themj and they sat ia a row;
I had not seen these fellows when
walkin:; through th? prison. They
presented the usual semi-ragged, un
shaven, unwashed, hungry, and wholly
rapacious appearance. Some looked
defiant, others broken-spiritod ; one
looked a coward and u sneak, and I
said in my own mind that he was the
worst scoundrel of all.
Still no magistrate appeared, and I
had leisure to examine the surround
ings. The materials for a turbulent
scene were present : first, the prison
ers; and, second, certain instruments
of a coercive nature.
There were four or five wooden col
lars stacked like slates against a wall.
A narrow ring at the edge of the neflk
hole was worn bright and shiny. It
ended abruptly in a ridge of black
dirt, which edged off outwardly, and
faded into the dull, dusty roughness
of the main surface. A few knotted
scourges hung from a nail close by,
and also a piece of heavy leather like
The guide told, mo that this was for
beating the prisoners across the mouth
when they cried ont too much during
Tills is a Snake Story.
In the month of July some four or
five years ago I was out shooting flori
can with a friend of mine in Guzerat.
We had had fairly good luok, and as
we were making our way to the rail
way station to catch the early train
back to Ahmedabad I noticed my
friend, who- was shooting in line on
my left, suddenly point his gun at
something on the ground and fire, and
on asking what it was he said it was a
large black cobra, and that he had
shot it in two pieces, the head portion
disappearing down a hole. As wo
were in a hurry to catch the train we
went on, but very soon heard one of
the beaters calling out, and looking
back saw him running toward ns with
the head portion of the snake follow
ing him with the hood expanded. It
appeared that he had remained be
hind trying to dig out the cobra, and
the result was that it came out of the
hole and went for him. Of course
the snake could not get much pace on
und was quickly killed.-Journal of.
the Bombay Natural History Society.
A Hint About Wall Paper.
If one has many paintings or water
colors, or much bright colored bric-a
brac, a wall paper of a delicate
shade of gray in a solid color will be
found to be a charming backgronnd
for showing .off one's possessions..
Otherwise it is rather cold in appear
ance, but properly lighted np by its
Euronndings it scarcely could be - im
proved upon for the purpose, - St.
A WOMAN'S NEBYEE?,
THE BT 0 UV O F A WOMA? YO WHOM
NOISE WAS TORTURE.
.Prostrated br the Loaat Excitement
Phviiclans flu fia cd By Her Guee.
(From the Gate City, Keokuk, Iowa.")
Mr?. Helen Meyers, whose borne ls at 3515
Vernon avenue, Chicago, and whose visit to
Keokuk, Ia., will long be remembered, was
at one time afflicted with a nervous malady
which at limes drove her nearly to distrac
tion. "Those terrible headaches are a thing
ot the past," she .saul the other day to a
Odie'City representative, "and thore ls quite
a story In connection with it too.
''My nervous system sustained a great shock
some flfteeu yera asro, brought on, I believe,
through too much worrying over family
matters, and then allowing my love for my
books to get the better of my discretion
where my health was concerned. Why,
Whenever my affairs nt home did not go
along just ns I eXpectoJ, I would Invariably
become prostrated from the excitement and
I would consider mys.*lf fortunate indeed lt
the effects of the attack would not remain
for a Week. ? was obliged to give up our
pleasant homo not far iron the Like shore
drive, because I could not stand the noise In
that locality. ? could And no placo in tho
city which t deemed suitable to ono whose
nervous system was always on tho point of
explosion^ To add to my misfortunes my
complexion underwent n chnngo nnd I
lookorl so yellow and Ballow thnt I was
ashamed to venture from tbe honao at all.
11 'Madam/ said my doctor to mesoonafter
ab unusually severe attack of the malady,
"unless you leavo thu city and seek some
?lnco of quiet, you will nevar recover.' So
conclu.iud I would visit my uncle, who
lives Ul Dallas County, Iowa, and whose
farm would surely be a good place for one
in my pitiable condition. >1 picked np the
Gate City one day and happened to come
aoross an interesting recital of tho recovery
of some woman in New York Stale who was
afflicted as I had been. This woman had
been cured by Dr. Williams' Fink Pills for Palo
People. I thought thnt If Pink Pills cared
that woman they might do the tame for me.
I began to take the pills according to direc
tions nnd I began to feel bettor from the
start. After I had taken several boxes of
them I was ready to go back lo Chicago. My
nervousness was gono and my complexion
was as fresh os that of any slxteen-yenr-old
girl In Iowa, and Pink Pills is what put the
color In my cheeks. No wonder I am in such
high spirits and feel like a prize lighter. And
no wonuer I like to como to Keokuk for If it
bad not been for Pink Pills bought from a
Keokuk firm I would not have been alive
now," laughingly concluded the lady.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain all the
elements necessary to give new life and rich
ness to the blood and restore shattered
nerves. They are for salo by all druggists,
or may be bad by mail from Dr. Williams
Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y., foi
60 cents per box, or six boxes for $2.50.
An Institution That Isa Terror To
It is natural to suppose that thoso
whoso business leads them to carry
about a great deal of valuable prop
erty all tho time will become shining
marks for professional thieves and
all that class who aim to live on
Y/hafc bel Dugs t o other people. A
mong all the traveling men it would
seem that none would be more liable
to the assaults of tho light-fingered
profession than those who represent,
business houses that deal in jewelry
and precious stones. Strange to say,
however, these gentlemen are rather
less than more liable to bo molested
on tile road than ally other ?et of
persons who are Worth waylaying.
In the year 187S' the practice of
robbing salesmen travelling for
wholesale jewelers and diamond mer
chants became So common that it
\vas determined to organizo ah assoc
iation for tho pursuit und punish
ment of this class of thieves, and
With that object in View the Jewel
ers' Protective Union was formed.
It is not a money-making scheme,
but it is intended for the protection
bf its members. The method of this
institution is as follows:
Any business hoUse in the jewelry
trade may bocorrie a member upon
the payment of certain fees. If any
Salesman engaged in selling tho goods
of any member of the union is rob
bed while traveling the central office
of the union is notified; Detectives
ftre at once put Upon tile1 tracks of
the thieves, and it is art unalterable
rule that they must not relax their
efforts until the wrongdoer lias been
arrested, tried, convicted ?nd sent
to prison. Sometimes it takes years
tb apprehend the persons sought
for, but that makes no difference, for
tho guilty inustbo punished andan
example must be made of every man
who has the temerity to at tempt any
crime.against any person whom this
Union has guaranteed to protect.
Here are a few sample cases :
A year ago last fall W. (i. Pollock
was robbed of about $18,000 worth
of diamonds in the State of Iowa by
a fellow named Shurtcliffe. It took
just about a year to bring Shurt
cliffe to book, but the union's detect
ives never wavered for an instant
until they saw the doors of the pen
itentiary at Fort Madison shut him
in to servo a term of seventeen
years. "When ?hurtcliffe regains
his liberty, even If ho decides to re
sume tho business that has brought
him to disaster, it is not likely that
he will ever care to ply his trade n
gain to tho disadvantage of anybody
who cleals in precious stonei.
Last March, in Dayton, Ohio,
Fritzle Dhein began to servo a term
of four and a half years for stealing
$14,000 worth of jewelry belonging
to a firm in Cincinnati. The ngents
of tho union succeeded in recovering
all the stolen goods and in securing
the conviction of the culprit, not
withstanding that on his first trial
the jury disagreed, after which he
was let out on bail and fled to Eur
ope to escape another trial. He was
brought back to Ohio and tried again
with the result above stated. A year
and a half was spent disposing of
tho case of Fritzio Dhein.
The last, matter of this kind that
the union had to do with was an
affair that occurred in Springfield,
Mass., last February, when Daniel
F. Cote succeeded in getting away
with jewelry to the amount of about
$15,000. His conviction followed in
May, and ho will be in a safo place
for the next four years. All but
about $2,000 worth of what was stolen
was recovered and returned to the
As this article is being written thc
books of tho union are clear, and the
manager said that ho would not be
surprised if he did not have another
case to handlo for a long time, per
haps two or throe years, for thc
work of tho union has become so
well known to professional thieves
that they hesitate a long timo be
fore they venture to defy it. The
association has become a veritable
terror to robbers and has almost ex
tinguished the class of crime.with
which it has to clo.-[New York Ad
When tho Americans won signal
victories at sea in the war of 1S12,
the London Times said that, a new
power had made its appearance on
thc ocean. The capture of Port
Arthur shows that a new military
and naval power has established its
pince among tho nations .Japan will
?ierraflor hnvu lo bo reckoned willi
in all questions affecting Asia, and
will have an influential voico in tho
general affairs of civilization.
Girls Who Attract Men.
The girls who attract the best men are
almost always a source of surprise to
their feminine friends, who are often
lost in wonder as to why so many more
patent charms should have been pars
ed ever in such sections. It is the lit
tle mouse of a woman, the shrinking,
shy creature left in the background
by her bolder sisters, we constantly
see brought to the front by the man
who has won her love. And men pre
fer them to any such coquettish invi
tation as that extended by Mrs. Bond
of the nursery rhyme to her ducks,
when decoying thom to come and be
killed, the uncertainty hanging around
a being to whom they have to tile?
Every man's ideal of a wife-I mean
the normal, honest citizen of our re
public, who looks forward to making
of himself and his line, stones to sup
port itB bulwark-is a girl who may be
pretty, who might be brilliant) but
who must-be good; He also recog
nizes instinctively that her grace
should not be too costly to wear every
day. That she shall bo cheerful of
temper, inclined to take short views
of human infirmity, and Bound of
health, he is apt gravely to consider,
within himself as essential. If all
those who, before marrying, omitted
to think about those things had done
so, it is possible we should hear less
today of the incompatibility of man
and woman.-Ladies' Movie Journal.
A New Pictiir?.
Avery ignorant and wealthy woman,
who was fond of talking about her "art
gallery," ono day met, at the house of
an acquaintance, a lady who had not
called on her, although - they lived in
the same town.
"Come to see me, do .'"said Mrs.
B-, the patron of art, as the other
lady was taking her leave.
"Thank you very much," was the
"We've got a new picture,too. That
ought to tempt you to come, if I
"I should be very glad, indeed, to
"Such a lovely picture I Some times
it seems to me I could look at it all
"What is the subject of your pict
ure, Mrs. B.-?" inquired the hos
"Jupiter and Ten," remarked she,
Then some one remembered that
the name, "Jupiter and Io," was at
tached to the picture.-Montreal Me
His Manner of Worklug.
"YOB, I've been working like a dog
latoly," grumbled S wiggles, leaning
back in his chair at the club-house.
'Like a setter dog ?" asked the
Without shifting his position, Swig
glea lazily pushed the button of the
electric bell and ordered four large
I've a secret to impart,
Though I fear 'twill break your heart,
For the hired girl's 1
And has married her
And you'll have to c
"? told him he J
father always had
at 10 o'clock. '?
''What did'he BB
"He said he w?__ . vavv-to
coine bef?te that time.1'-Exchange.
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Arfd about oh" and a tblrd of tho la't of these
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this genuine remody;
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. Tile Most Pleasant Way
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gentle, yet effectivecleansing. Tobo b^ncfl'ed
one must get the true remedy manufacturo 1
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by all druggist* In 50c. and $1 bottles.
Falsehood always avails itself of lustle
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The manngementof the A. A Wi P. B. B .al
ways alive to the comfort and convenli nc i of
its pntrms, w ll put OM an extra sl-ep'ng cir
between Atlanta and New Orleans durln r the
period of the Mardi-Gra* feslivin'e- at the
latter point. Di gram* arc now ready at the
ofllcoof Mr. Geo. W. Allen. T. P. A., No. 12
Kimball Honsi*. and those desiring to make
this tr'p wi'l do well to call on him some days
in advance to secure sleeping car accommo
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A Ciloomy Outlook
is that of the dysp' ptir, but his fa"e will
bright. n when he knows that lillians Tabules I
cure that te- ri I le disorder and will make him |
a cheerful and happy man.
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Karl's Clover Ito it, the great b'ool purifier,
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A Moving Mountain.
It lias been known for matty years
that an enormous mass of rock on the
Cascades of the Columbia F.iver in
Oregon, large enough to Le dignified
with the name of mountain, is ?lowly
changing position. We translate the
following description of the phenome
non from Cosmos, Paris. .''It oonsi?ts
of a ridge of brown basalt with three
summits, iO to 12 kilometers long and
riaing about 600 itteters above the level
of tho river. The idea that this miss
is in movement is certainly the last
that would occur tb the traveler pass
ing it, and nevertheless nothing is
more certain j the whole mass is being
displaced slowly; b?t without paitse,
descending toward the river and show
ing ?n intention of damming it come
day or other; and so of fot hiing a great
lake extending frond the Cascades to
the Dalles. In this movement of trans
lation and descent it has already sub
merged part of the forests that line its |
base ; the engineers of the railway that
skirts the mass have proved that the
line is continually pushed toward the
river and that in several years it has
been moved two and one-half to three
meters. Geologists attribute the
phenomenon to tho fact that the basalt
that forms the nucleus of the mass
rests on soft strata through which
water constantly percolates, thus
snapping the mountain under its base.
They think, also, that these strata,
evon without the aid of water, would
probably give away little by litt1 o,
beneath tho mass with which they are
Platinum and Gold.
Popular opinion concerning the great
value of platinum is largely at fault,
says an exchange. One frequently
hears the statement that platinum is
more valuable than gold. Nothing
could bo further from the truth. Pure
platinum is worth about $8 an ounce.
In recent years it has been as low as $6
au ounce. Once, owing to a specula
tive corner, it reached the top figure,
SI 7, but it soon fell back to normal.
Puro gold the world*over has a never
varying value of $20.67 an ounce.
About three tons of platinum are an
nually consumed in this country in the
manufacture of incandescent electric
lamps and for similar purposes. At
least another ton is used ia the manu
facture of artificial teeth.
Her Idea of Wealth.
"My idea of great wealth," said the
observing girl, "is having money
enough to buy candy by the box in
ntpftd nf Viv the bagful.
.T. * r ti .. ?V?tcs,' *\i-.;---ir!r'tj':
i.?-.r.?d ihres .. r :v -rv;*. .*.:.-.. 1 iuds; !
... ...! ?.-:?.> - a .. ii?e un-, ?usk i
te ?-?:.;Y-. IfT i
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; fl??nt~5>8j?- bill and say: 'I guesser;
ycTifmay-do me up a three-pound box
of your 80-cent candy.' "-Chicago
Record., - _
"Wooden head I" said the rubber
"Bubber neckl" retorted the toy
camel, and the papier-mache Santa
Claus had to rap for order.-India
The Greatest iied I cal Discovery
of the Age.
DONALD KENNEDY, ol ROXSURY, MASS,
Got this Letter day before yesterday.
Penn Yan, N. T., Nov. 28,1894.
Your Discovery has done so much fot
me I am only too glad io tell everybody
about my case.
When I began taking it, one year ago
last July, J had DYSPEPSIA in its
worst form. I leas constipated, so much
so as to alica?* use injections, and 1 had
a constant PAIN in my STOMACH
and LEFT SIDE. My knees icere stiff,
and I could not sit down on a stool or
get down to fix anything on the floor.
But noto I can sit, or get down on my
knees, or do anything in my garden. I
feel like a new person. You must know
I was discouraged, as 1 have lost two
sisters and an older brother with
STOMACH TROUBLE. But I truly
believe if they had known of your
remedies they would be well, as I am.
You can fix up my letter to suit yourself,
only do publish it, that women may
kvow what the Discovery has done for
me. Yours truly,
Mrs. MARY C. AYRES.
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State Aid for Electric Railways;
A project for erecting a perfect n?k
fork of electric railroads over the etato
)f Ohio is being agitated by Martin
Dodge, of Cleveland) ?]., late presi
lent of the Ohio road commission;
Sis plan is for the state ?nd the coun
ties to join hands and construct electric
roads between all the county seats iii
:he state, and then to leaso such line?
io primate parties to operate His plad
is to divide the expenses of construc
tion between the state ?nd the counties:
tt is estimated that about 4-, OOO miles
}f road would thus gridiron the state;
.Th i ch would cost about $20,000,000.
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ind speakers are generally only cari
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faots in the case.
. A Gentle Corrective
is what you need when joni
liver becomes inactive. It's
what yon get when you take
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they're frc? from the violence
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I authorities agree that
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yet from forty to forty
four are put up in each
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cheaper made pills.
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