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Chinese Boat D wo! lera.
The swarming inhabitants- of these
floating tenements have their only
homes upon the waters of the noble
Peking river. The miles of closely
crowded boats moving restlessly np
and down s*ream between the green
fields, resemble a huge metropolis of
vast squares and avenues, river rocked
cradles, whore the drama of life is en
acted by the thousands who glean but
a scanty livelihood.
As soo^. as a boy born to one of
these river aenizens can stand upon
his little feet, he is strapped to a skull
or oar, and begins to go through the
motions of propelling the boat,earning
his living at least in theory, from the
Whenever his hair is sufficiently
long to plait into a respectable tail, he
begins to manipulate chop-sticks, to
nate foreigners, to understand tho
ring of money and in time to paddle
his own small wherry and carry a for
eign devil up and down the river. If
he wishes to see a little of tho world he
may ship upon a traveling junk, not
to venture, however, outside of Chinese
waters, and after accumulating a few
dollars ho takes to himself a wife and
establishes his home among the river
Not This Time.
Tho robber cautiously entered the
All was quiet and still. Tho oLly
sound was that of tho ticking of the
clock on tho mantel.
He heard footsteps. Some ono was
coming. Should ho shoot? No, it was
only a woman.
"Woman," ho said, "if you make no
fiound I will not harm a hair of your
Sho looked at him fearlessly.
"You could not harm a hair of my
head if you tried," 6he said.
And then she took the wig off and
6wung it in the faco of the bold, bad
man; it was too much-he fled.
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nearly hair a century aso, and the leading
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maiic And kidney complaint?, dyspepsia, con
stipation and biliousness.
Several knives for table ::so hare been found
in the catacombs near Athens.
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or when tho blood is Impure or sluggish, to per
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An onyx seal ring, belonging to an ancient
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Indigestion, Dyspepsia. Bad Breath, Debility.
Sour Stomach, want of Appetite. Distress
After Eating, and all evils arising from a
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who had Tetter for G2 years: 2 boxes cured
him sound and well. I consider I am doing
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It Is Merely Good Health.
That beautiful complexion is HEALTH, pre
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Ripans Tabules purify the blod, clear the
skin of blemishes and make life more worth
We will give $100 rcwar 1 for nny case of ca
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"?Ve think Piso's Cure for Consumption is tho
only medicine for Coughs.-.TKNNIE PINCK
ARD. Springfield, Il!s., Oct. 1, 1894,
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But how few can say that their blood is
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With a joyous rustle and shiver,
"I wake!-' cried the reed iu the rivoi\
"I am thrall to tho dark no more,
I can sing to the shore,
And can fling my vernal mirth
O'er thc fields of earth!"
With a buoyant tremor and thrill,
"I wake!" cried tho grass on tho hill;
"I am free from the icy hold
Of thc vandal cold;
I can urge my jubilant stavo
As I surge and wave!"
With a littlo gurgle of gloe.
?'I wake!" cried the bud on thotroo;
"From tho gloom of tho bitter night
I leap to tho light;
And to grief there's an end and wrong
In my loaf-and song!"
With a strange, sweet, passionate start.
"I wake!" cried Lovo in tho heart;
"And unfold my immortal flower
For a dcuthless dower;
With its breath into life I bring
An eternal spring!"
-Clinton Scollard, in Frank Lcslio'6.
BEING the two
men together and
knowing that ono
of them was a mur
derer, there was
one ohance in a
thousand that tho
visitor would pick
out the right man
as tho criminal.
Tho white man
sat on an easy can
vas camp ohair.
He was a tall, thin
man, with a stern,
forbidding look on
his face that might
have been caused
by remorse, but
which, more prob
ably, was caused by dyspepsia. There
were certain inflexible lines about his
mouth which showed him to be a man
of great determination, and his firm
set lips were lips that appeared never
to 6mile. His sharp eyes had a clear
and steady look in them that went
through a man, and few of those
around him cared to meet those eyes
when there was a spark of anger in
He was such an unerring judge of
character that he had como to believe
he. could not make a mistake, which is
a dangerous stato of thinking for a
man in his position, because a mistako
maie by him might mean death to
somebody. Nevertheless, he trusted
people that no one else would think of
trusting, and his trust was rarely
taken advantage of. This man was J.
S. Flint, the head of Tall Mountain
The black man who stood beside
him, and who was receiving some in
structions from him, had a simple,
trustful, childlike face which is so of
ten found in *he race. Ho seemed co
havo difficulty in keeping his broad
mouth from relaxing into ? smile;
and only the fact that ho was talking
with tho master of tho penitentiary
kept down his exuberant good nature.
No convict wo aid tako the liberty to
smile while Jackson Flint talked to
hir-, but this ono was a privileged
charaoter evon if he wore tho striped
sait of an inmate of the penitentiary.
He was Sunshine Johnson, in for
life, yet on his arm rested Jackson
Flint's little curly-headed daughter,
aged six, and her arms were round his
black neck, and her fair cheek was
murderer was one of the convicts that
Jackson Flint -1 rusted. Ho had cer
tainly had an easy time of it ; he wait
ed on the table, took caro of the chil
dren, and did any odd job about tho
house. Ho was called "Sunshine" by
every one around the camp.
Doubtless he had not been chris
tened that name, but he had boen
called by it before'he entered the peni
tentiary, and by that name he was
known on tho books of the institu
tion. If a visitor, attracted by his
name, or his beaming countenance, so
full of good nature and lovo of all hu
manity, asked the superintendent who
he was, Flint's brows would knit to
gether in a frown as ho answored
If tho visitor still pressed for infor
mation as to his crime, tho frown
grew deeper and the answer gruffer :
Most people gave a gasp at this
piece of information, as they saw tho
convict playing with tho pretty child
of the superintendent; but Jackson
Fliot was not a man anyono would
care to ask personal questions of, and
if the astonishing stuto of things
caused a look of surprise to come over
the visitor's face, tho look was seldom
translated into speech. Sometimos
the inquisitive visitor sought informa
tion from Sunshine himself. When
asked about his crime Sunshine al
ways looked embarrassed and gener
ally cast an appealiug glance athis
questioner. Ho stood on one bare
foot, and slowly rubbod the ankle of
it with tho toe of the other foot, while
a look of perplexity carno over his
"Foh de Lohd, boss, I dunno much
about it, dat's do traf. I 'spects I
killed the man. He's dead, anyhow,
and somebody dono it ; dey6aiditwas
me ; yes, dey proved dat at de oohts.
You seo I was drunk at the time, o^d
I dunno anything at all about it.
'Spects dat's de reason dey didn't hang
me at the timo. I's very sorry I done
it if I did do it." And then Sunshine
would make an excuse to run away
ond play with his little charge.
Tho penitentiary was little more
than a camp composed of rough wooden
buildings, und was situated on a spur
of tho mountain overlooking tho great
deep valley, from the bottom of which
tho turbulent little river sont up an
unceasing roar. All around were tho
high peaks of tho mountain range,
closing the place in apparently with
out a break, although there was an un
seen narrow gorgo through which tho
river escaped, and along whose banks
tho single lino of railway track ran.
The mountains all around were densely
wooded, and not a building was in
sight anywhere, excopt a large hotel
at the bottom of tho valley, which was
a sort of summer resort, with broad
The eternal silenco of its location
was broken only by the brawling river
that j an beside it, and by tho occa
sional trains which passed olo?o to tho
hotel, as part of the big house was a
station cu the line. Passengers on
the railway coming to this hotel, when
they first caught sight of it, away down
in the valley below them, generally
made a motion to get their small bits
of baggage gathered together prepara
tory to leaving, but the conductor used
to sny to them good-naturedly.
"Wo are not quite there yet; I
wouldn't make a move for a minute or
two if I were you. Just watch that
Then, looking out of the car window
into this incomparably grand valley,
tho pinger twm) mult tokes
round and round tho circumferen
the great gulf. No tho hotel wt
rectly below him, again he was '.
ing at it from across the valley ; r
and round the train went, ge'
gradually lower and lower, and ii
nearly an hour after the passen
first sight of the hotel that tho 1
drew up under its verandas,^
Tho convict settlement "on tno
of the mountain was invisible .
the railway traok, bnt the con
were there because tho railway
thero. They were hired out to
railway company by tho Stato go\
ment, and as the train dashed
sometimes the passengers were sho
to see, standing close in by the i
beside the track, twenty or tl
black men in convict garments, e
with ball and chain attached to \
ankles. And then, as the train da
by, white men with rifles on 1
shoulders wero seen guarding
workers on tho railway.
Thero was no wall around
camp, its only protection bein
small picket fence, easily leaped o
But nature guarded the prisoners,
almost every side the descent
steep, and often precipitous, br
oonvict would run no danger to lif
limb in making tho descent. Bu
though a convict might easily 1
leaped the slender barrier and m:
have dodged the shots from tho l
on tho wooden towers, his esoapo
nest thing to hopeless; he had
climb over the mountain to get aw
and a telegraph station in the oon
settlement quickly apprised all or
zation outside this wilderness 1
suoh and such a man had essaped fi
Tho usual result of an attempt
escape was that a week or ten days
ter the leap over tho barrier, a gat
starvod man came out of tho wilt
ness and gavo himself up at tho f
place where he could get 6omethmj
eat. Often ho failed in scaling
mountain, and returned after a
days to tho camp itself. Tho v
frailty of tho fencs around the co
showed tho utter hopelessness of
tempting to escape.
On the particular day in summer
which this account rolatcs thero 1
been a furious storm of rain in
mountains. The clouds seemed
have becomo entangled among
peaks, and they hung over the vail
unable, like tho prisoners, to esca
and poured their Hoods into it ni
tho littlo river had become a wild a
raving torrent, gleaming here t
thero in white among the dark tro
Toward night tho clouds succeed
in breaking away and floated over
tho west, but tho mutter of disti
thunder showed that tho 6torm 1
not yot over, while the heat seen
moro oppressive than ever after 1
terrible day's raiu. When darkm
set in the watery silver sickle of t
moon hung over the valley and fill
it with a weird, dim, tremulous Hg'
The roar of tho torrent, increased
the stillness ali around, carno up fr
the bottom of the valley on the nig
The master of tho penitentiary
in a rocking chair on the veranda
his wooden house smoking his coi
cob pipe. What little ooolness th?
was was outside and not inside t
house. Suddenly a burst of ohildi
laughter broke on his ear, and looki
to the left he saw his little giri las
ing Sunshine Johnson as if he wore
horse, while that good-natured int
vidual trotted up and down with t
child on his shoulders.
"Sunshine," cried the master, "wi
are you doing with Dorothy out
oame to an instant st
at the sound ot tho master's voico, a:
the child even hushed its fought'
Little Dorothy was much more afra
of her stern father than of tho goo
"Well, you see, massa, it'sliko this
said the convict, deferentially. "L
Dot had to be in de houso all do di
on account ob de rain, sah, and it's
warm inside dat her mother s
thought we could play a littlo befo
sho goes to bed, and den little Dc
sab, sho thought she'd like to ax yo
if she migh stay up and see dc mi
night express. "
"Tho midnight express, nonsense
exclaimed Flint. "Dorothy, you doi
want to stay up so lato as that!"
The little girl made no answer, bi
clung the tighter with alarm arout
the convict'a neck, and whispered ii
to his ear.
"She'd hko very much to stay u]
sah ; sho hasn't seen it for a long tim
I don't think it would do her ai
"Ob, she's whispered that to yoi
Tho convict laughed a littlo an
then checked himself.
"Well, massa, I don't think
would do her any harm ; you 6co it
so warm dat dc little gal sho couldn
sleep at night, anyway, and perhaj.
alter sho sees do train den sho goos t
"Oh, very well " said Flint; "if ht
mother said it & all right, it is a
Tho midnight express, Flint knev
was a great sight to see on a dar
night The train appeared with
long row of lights from out a tunne!
and passing by tho convict settlomenl
disappeared among tho trees an
throngh another tunnol. It came i
sight again ou tho other sido of th
valley, its long lino of lights appear
ing to crawl slowly around tho mono
tain, while tho roar of tho trai]
mingled with tho roar of tho torren
Thus it appeared and disappears
at different intervals ami at difieren
levels, sometimes going in ono direc
tion and sometimes in another, but at
ways getting further and further dowu
like an enchanted train that had bo
como entangled in tho mouutaii
It was nearly timo for tho trait
whoa Jackson Flint was startled by i
cry from his child. What ho saw thc
next moment simply paralyzod him foi
tho time. Sunshine Johnson had
picked up a lantern which stood on
tho platform in front of his quarters,
and shouting to Dorothy, "Bim iu do
house, honey, run in do honse," loaped
I tho fence and made off into tho woods.
Thc little girl clung to tho palings of
tho fence and cried for her comrade.
Tho clear voico of Jackson Flint
startled every one in tho camp :
"Como back, you scoundrel ! Whore
aro you going?"
A wave of tho lantern was tho only
Then Fliut quickly put his hand to
his hip and drow his seven-shooter.
The sharp crack of tho rovolver clove
"Bun in de house, honey, run in de
house," repeated the convict, at tho
top of his voice, and theu tho master
noticed that his littlo crying, curly
beaded girl stood in a Hue betweon
him and the escaping convict.
AH a general thing Flint was an un
erring shot, but now his hand trembled
as he tired over bis little girl's head
six times, and then threw the empty
revolver on tho ground, Every timo
ko tal t-be rapidly disappearing pon.
viet arning the lantern over his hoad.
Flint shouted to the sleeping guards
on the towers :
"Why don't you fire?" Fire at bim
with the shotgun 1"
Flint clinohed his teeth and awaited
the result. His oommand had been
practically a sentence of death, and he
knew it. The rifle sends one pellet of
death, the shotgun sends a dozen
leaden messengers, each shrieking for
Tnreo men on the towers fired al
most simultaneously from the shot
guns, who^g scattering fire raked and
toro through the bushes. Again the
oonvict swung the lautern over his
head, but this time there was a shriek
of pain from him, although ho never
stopped in his headlong career, and the
noxt instant was out of Bight and
All the convicts long ago had been
locked up in their quarters, and moBt
of the officials had turned in, but now
pale-faced men came hurrying up to
tho master. Tho assistant superin
tendont hurried forward, partly
dressed, and said to his ohiof :
"Anything wrong, sir?"
"Anv ono osoapod?"
"Who is it, sir?"
"Not Sunshine ?" said the assistant
Flint turned on him savagely.
"I said Johnson.. Wha'j other John
son is there hore?" And he glared
with clenched fists at his subordinate,
The other did not answer for a mo
mont ; then he said :
"Shall I turn out the guard and
search for him?"
"No; go to bed."
Little Dorothy, silent and fright'
ened at the firing, clung gasping to
tho paling. Her mother carno out and
ran toward her, bending over and try
ing to oalm her fright, satisfying her
self that the child was not hurt With
tho little girl in her arms she ap
proached her husband.
"Who was it?" she inquired in
"Take that child in!" thundered
the master of tho penitentiary. "What
is she doing out at this hour ! And
get inside yourself."
Mrs. Flint turned without a word,
for she knew hor husband in this
mood had better be left alone. He
strode up and down the platform of
the veranda, muttering to himself :
"He is suro to be caught, and then
Flint ground his teeth ; and there
was no question but it would go hard
with the trusted convict whon he was
The bitterness of it all was that the
whole camp-convicts and guards
knew how ho had trusted Sunshine
Johnson, and then ho had fired at him
and missed him.
After an hour's walking back and
forth, Flint sat down again in his
chair and covered his faco with his
handB, thinking over the startling
events of the night. Suddenly a very
soft and low voice made him spring
from the chair to his feet.
"Massa Flint," said the voice.
Sunshine, with the lantern in his
hand, stood beforo him in a very de
jected and crestfallen manner, his
clothes torn by the bushes and bram
bles through which ho had run.
"You scoundrel 1" cried Flint, "what
did you do that for?"
"Well, you seo, massa," said the
negro, apologetically, "you didn't
hear it, did you?"
Like a flash Flint understood, and
tho hard eyes of the master filled with
shoulders of the convict, who, like a
culprit, gazed on the ground, Flint
struggled with his agitation for a mo
ment, but seemed quito unable to say
just what ho wanted to say. Finally
ho spoko commonplacely enough.
"Then you saved the express, did
you, Sunshine?" . .
"Tho convict looked up. Thomas
tor had always called him Johnson.
"Yes, massa; and de conductor he's
a coming. We need a shovelling gang
out dar at onct. "
"All right, Sunshine," said Flint.
"You go and tell the superintendent
to come here at once, and tell him to
rout out a gang to clear away the
dirt. Say, what's tho matter with
Sunshine's left arm hung limp by
his side, aud now that the lantern
flashed upon it Flint saw blood trick
ling down his hand. Suushine looked
sheepish and guilty and scratched his
aukle with his bare too.
"Well, you see, sab, I got hit a little
on dat arm when dey fired de shot
guns. Don't expect dey fired at me,
you see, sab; guess doy wouldn't a
hit mo if dey had, dey sort of fired
promiscuous like," ho added, as if ii
wore necessary to make an excuso for
the mon who had shot him. "Can't
expect very good Hhooting, you know,
for thirteen dollars a month, can
"Go in the house," said Flint; "I
will rout out tho gang, myself, and I'll
send tho doctor to you at once."
At this moment the conductor, with
a lantern hanging from his elbow, and
a blakeman, clambered up from the
track into the convict camp. Thc
conductor was a jovial fellow who
"Hello!" ho said, "what's this
you've been doing to us? Been trying
to smash up tho night express? Say,
the whole side of a mountain seems to
havo come down over the track."
"Yes, I know that," said the other,
who did not know, however, the risk
the convict had run in order to save
tho train. "But say, how soon can wo
get this cleared away ? We've got the
Governor on board, and he's mad as
tho mischief at thc delay."
Fliut pricked up his oars at tho men
tion of the official.
"Oh, he's au board, is ho? Well, I
am glad of it. I want him to pardon
a li for."
" Woll," said the conductor, scratch
ing his head. "I wouldn't ask him
just now if I were you, because ho's
not in the best of humor."
"I don't thiuk he'll ovor be in bet
ter humor to do what I want him to
than now, becauso if it hadn't.boen
for my lifer his privato oar might bo
lying at the bottom of tho ravine with
him smashed up in it."
"Oh, that's how tho matter stands,"
said tho couduotor. "Woll, I guess
tho Governor will do it."
And tho Governor did.-Now York
An Arboreal Land Owner.
There is a tree at Athens, Ga.
which is a property holder. In the
early part of thc century the land on
which it stands was owned by Colonel
W. H. Jackson, who took delight in its
growth. In his old age tho tree had
reached magnificicnt proportions, and
the thought of its being destroyed
was so repugnant that he recorded a
deed conveying to it all the land with
in a radius of eight feet of its base.
The North British Railway Com/
nany is building a itation at Edta
Wfl ll Wirf ff fl, 300,000,
T1I0S. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1895. VOL. LX. NO. 19. ~
Moro Twin and Triplet Letters.
The mail continues to bring to the
white honsc many "twin and triplet"
letterp, as Private Secretary Tbnrber
denominates them. There is little va
riation in the style of tho epistles, and
few of them close without a request for
assislanco. Here are extracts from
threo of a dozen or more which found
their way into tho white house waste
basket recently :
"Wo have two children and cxpeci
another very soon. If it is a boy it
will bo named Grover if you will lend
"My wife noticed in the papers an
account of tho triplets which were
christened after your family, and thc
outcome of thc matter. She says now,
how will it be with n fourth-class post
master's childreu ? Wo have two girls,
which we havo christened, one Ruth
and thc other Esther. Unfortunately
we have no photographs as yet, not
being able to havo them taken. Any
littlo memento will satisfy ber and will
bo thankfully received bv all tho fam
"Sir: On the 12ih of June, 1893,
there wns a boy baby born to me at my
house, weighing ten pounds at birth.
I was so cuthused over your election
and inauguration that I named my
baby Grover in honor of Grover
Clevelaud, president of tho United
States. My boy will be two years old
June 12, 1895, and would appreciate a
present from tho chief magistrate of
Theso begging letters, which wero
quite interesting at first, are getting
to be tiresome as they multiply.-New
A l tho Women Countod.
According to thc most reliable esti
mates, tho world today contains 2S0,:
000,000 grown women. Among civil
ized nations the United States has ac
tually the largest share, ifs feminino
population beiog 30,554,370. Russia
comes next, with an adult feminine
population of 23,200,000. Then a
long way after comes Ihe German em
pire, willi 10,930,000; Austria with
9,680,000; Great Britain, with 8,7'JG,
000; France, with 8,580,000 and Italy,
with 6,850,000. Spain comes next on
the list, 4,130,000 of tho fair sex, and
pho ?B followed by Belgium, withl,
310,000; Roumania, with 1,260,000;
Portugal, with 1,080,000, and Holland,
Tho countries whose adult feminine
population does not reach 1,000,000
aro Switzerland, which has only 690,
000; Norway, which bas 465,000, aud
Greece and Denmark, which aro tied
at 490,000. In this estimate it will bo
uoted thnt tho entiro fi male popula
tion of tho United States is given and
only the number of grown women in
tho different countries of Europe. As
a matter of fact, in proportion to its
population, this country has fewer
women than most of the others men
The proportion of women to men in
the Unite 1 Slates is greater in "New
England, where tho wom.m are in ex
CCSP. It is least in the far west, where
the number of men exceods that of
women. Wyoming has tho smallest
female population, 21,362 ; New York
thc largest, 3,020,960, whilo it is said
lhat one factory in New Enpland em
ploys 12,000 women.-Brooklyn Citi
Tho People of Portugal.
People who remember the prodi
gious pother which Portugal made,
two or threo years ago, when England
tried to bounce her out of somo terri
torial auvcurage in airrca, win Deunr
prised to know that the population of
Portugal, including Madeira and the
Azorep, is only 5,049,729, of whom
2,619,390 are femalos, and that four
fifths of tho population aro unable to
read or write. In Lisbon, where most
of thc fuss referred to was made, there
is a population of 612,000, of whom
394,338 are unable to read or write.
Ile AVns a Hog.
At a reception in Paris, a traveler,
who was a strong "Anti-Semitic" was
talking to Rothschild on thc beauties
of the island of Tuhiti, aud sarcasti
"lhere are neither hogs nor Jews
"Indeed!" retorted Rothschild.
"Then yon and I thould go there.
We should be great curiosities."
THERE aro about 34,000 tame deer in
Southern Norway. Most of theso are
scattered throughout the mountains of
the Saeterdal district, but about 7,000
liva on tho plateaus of tho Viddas-aud
pnrrounding districts of Hallingdal,
ThelemarkeD, Numcdal aud Sogne.
A LIVINQ SHADOW.
REMARKABLE TRANSFORMATION OF
A NORTH CAROLINA nf AN.
Strange, bat True, Story From tho Lam
ber Regions of a Southern State
Verified by Personal Investigation.
(From the Greenville, If. C., Reflector.) .
The following interview has just been given
our reporter by Mr. G. A. Baker, the overseer
at tho farm of Col. Isaac A. Sugg, of Green
ville, N. C. It will interest anyone who has
ever had typhoid fever. Mr. Baker said hi
"I was living in Beaufort County, and on
the 2d day of October, 1893, I was stricken
down with typhoid lever. I had the best
physicians to attend mo and on tho 15th day
of Januarj', 1894, I was allowed to get up. 1
was emaciated, weak and had no appetite.
I could only drag along for a short distanco
and woidd be compelled to sit down and
lest. 'Ibis continued for some time and I
began to give up hope of ever getting well.
I lot-t my position in Beaufort County and
having secured ono in Pitt County, clerking
in a store, I undertook it, but was so weak I
could not do tho work and had to give it up.
Tho disenso settled in my knees, legs and
Sect. I was inking first ono kind of modicino
and then another, but nothing did mo any
goe?. I was mighty low-Bpirited. I moved
out to Col. Sugg's about four or five mouths
ago and commenced taking Dr. Williams'
Filip. I took tbrco- a dny for about threo
months. I began to regain my appetite in a
week's time, and then my weoT-ae?S began to
disappear, and hope sprung up with a blessed
ness that is beyond all telling. At the ex
pirntion of tho threo months I was entirely
(.tired and could take my axe and go in tho
woods and do as gcod a day's work as any
man. I was troubled with dyspepsia and
that bas disappeared. It is also n splendid
tonic for weak people. I say, Mr. Editor,
Cod bless Dr. Williams; may he live for a long
time; I know he will go up yonder to reap
ids reward for he bas done a wonderful lot
of good. Tell everybody that asks you about
Dr. Williams' PiDk Fills for Tale People that
if they will come to melcan certainly satisfy
"them as to theJr merits. I always carry a
box of pills with me and whenever I feel bad
I take one."
Wc were forcibly struck with the earnest
ness of Mr. Bakerand his statements may be
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contaiD, in a con
densed form, all the elements necessary to
give new life and richness to the blood and
restore shattered nerves. They are an un
failing specific for such diseases as locomotor
ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus' dance,
sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous
bendnche, the after effects of la grippe, pal
pitation of the heart, pale and sallow com
plexions, all forms of weakness cither in
male or female; and all diseases resulting
from vitiated humors in the blood, Fink
Fillet are sold by all dealers, or will be sent
post paid OD receipt of price, (50 eenie a boar,
or six boxea for ?3.W) by nddrcpeing Dr,
W]im?$?Mm fri fi Hf
Take no Sui
It is Absoli
All others contain ?
What Roaches Can Do.
People who do not like cockroaches
had better not visit Brazil. In that
country they aro found in such swarms
as to amount to a plagne. Wherever
wall paper is used they soon eat it off
in unsightly patches, seeking to get at
the paste beneath. A corespondent
writes that at Corumbn, on the Upper
Paraguay., he came across these crea
tures in a new role. This is what be
"In the honse where wo stayed there
were nearly a dozen children, and all
of them had thoir eyelashes more or
le3s eaten off by cockroaches-a large
brown speciep, which is one of tho
commonest thronghout Brazil. Tho
lashes were bitten off irregularly, in
some places quite close to tho lids.
Like most Brazilians, these children
had very long, black eyelashes, and
I their appearance thus defaced was odd
. "The trouble was confined to young
people, I snppose, because they are
very heavy bleeperp, and do not dis
turb the insects at work. My wife and
I sometimes brushed roaches from our
faces at night, but thought nothing
more of the matter. The roaches also
bit sleeping persons' toe-nails. The
Brazilians encourage large spiders to
live in their dwellings, because they
tend to drive away the roaches."
Extortion Eliminated by Electricity.
Every ono who has ever visited
Niagara Falls, remembers the exor
bitant charges of backs, elevators, tolls,
admissions, etc., and congratulates
himself that he escaped with his mor
als, oven if his pockets were empty.
All that extortion is soon to be done
away with by the Niogara gorge elec
tric railway, from Niagara Fulls to
Lewiston. Tho plan of the route in
cludes all the principal points of in
terest on the American side-in fact, a
continuous trip along the water'* edgo
at the base of tho deep river gorge,
past the islands, whirlpool rapids,
Devil's hole and every notable nat
ural feature. It is proposed by this
railway to charge but one fare nud
that not extravagant, for the round
trip, to include the finest views to be
had from the American side. It is ex
pected that this electric railway will
be running by the time the tourist
season is at its height, and that it will
attract many more visitors to this
greatest of nature's wonders, especi
ally as it will bo possible to offer bet
ter rates to excursion parties from all
Agreed With His Cross-Examiner.
Mr. James Hyde, once a lawyer in a
'small town on Long Island, tells a
good story about himself. He says :
"It was when I used to practice law
in a little town near tho center of the
state. A farmer had one of his neigh
bors arrested for stealing duckp, and I
was employed by the accused to en
_dea.vor.to convince the court that such^
was not fne case. The plaintifiTwas
positiv? that his neighbor was guilty,
because be had seen the ducks in the
" 'How do you know they are your
docks?' I asked.
" 'Oh, I should know my own ducks
anywhere!' replied the farmer, and he
gave me a description of their various
peculiarities, whereby ho could readi
ly distinguish them from others.
"'Why,'said I, 'those ducks can't
be of such rare breed ! I have seen
some juBt like them in my own yard.'
" 'That's not at all unlikely,' replied
tho farmer, 'for they are not the only
dncksl have had stolen lately.' "-In
A Ship fora Monument.
The most remarkable monument that
has ever been erected over a grave in
the United States or in any other civ
ilized country perhaps is the repro
duction of an old time whaling vessel,
which is to be seen in one of the Bos
ton cemeteries. It isa fine specimen 01
the shipbuilder's art, finished in iron
and clouded marble,and marks the last
resting place of a departed sea cap
tain.-St. Louin Eepubtic.
Too Hard for to Learn.
."I'm a good deal worried about my
son," said Mr. Whykins. "He doesn't
seem to know the value of a dollar."
"Woll," replied the man who was
puzzled over finance, "if it's a silver
dollar that he doesn't know the value
of, I don't see that you can blame him
much."- Washington Star.
THE Lexington Savings Bank, which
was opened for business at Baltimore i
recently, will bo managed exclusively
by colored men. It was incorporated
last week with a capital stock of $10,
im pu I ri-il II iiil th ls Not Easily Recnlnrfl,
yet Parker's Gingrer Tonic hag attnined lt in
many case?. For every weakness and distress.
A well-painted house ls HIP l est IndicA
wooil or iron in your houses, in Implement-, c
last rwiCRM lone Lintetd Oil is the HFST
rant timi requires Hie nd il,linn of pure Oil 1
sides they aro much CHEA PEU.
" My baby was a living skeleton. T!
mus, Indigestion, etc. The various foodi
did not strengthen or fatten him. At tl
what he did at birth-seven pounds. I b
times putting a few drops in his bottle, tl
again by the absorption method of rubbiti
velous. Baby began to stouten and fatte
a wonder to alb SCOTT'S EMULSION supp
is especially useful for sickly, delic;
fails to nourish them. It supplies i
form, just the nourishment they nee
health and strength. It is Cod-liv(
assimilate, combined with the Hy
most remarkable nutrients.
Don't be persuaded tc
ft |5orvn?f New Yorfci /
alum or ammonia.
Tho Gospel Rest.
We aro at the dawn of Stimmer; the
trees have budded and leaved; tho birds
have builded, tho violets have bloomed,
and while the sun shines and thc grass
grows wo know that we ought to bo
happy and as blithe as the lark.
But wo are not.
The world looks blue ; our feet are
heavy, and tho work that meant so
much to us a few months ago, has be
come a hopeless bore.
Somebody suggests "spring ftvor,"
and some other body whispers "6arsa
It isn't dosing that you need, but
dozing. You need rest. Nothing else.
You want to let go your hold upon
your little world for a while ; forget
your husband and the children and
drift away to a land of dreams.
Never mind the housekeeping;let
the boys attend to that ; if they're their
mother's own sons, thoy'll be glad to
"bach it" for a while, and if the
mountains or the seashore is ont of tho
question for mother, they'll bundle her
up, and send her ont into the country,
if i l.'s only a half do?cn miles away,
where, freo from harassing cares, ehe
will cat and sleep as sbo has not since
SMONO, tepid soda water will make
glass very brilliant ; then rinso in cold
water. Wipe dry with linen cloth.
LOOK OUT FOR BREAKERS AHEAD
and like manifes
tations of impure
blood appear. They
wouldn't appear if
your blood were
pure and your sys
tem in thc right
show you what you
need-a good blood
purifer; that's what
you get when you
li y /take Dr. Pierce's
/Golden . Medical
(jH1 with it. All Blood,
Skin and Scalp Dis
eases, from a com
mon Blotch, or Eruption, to the worst
Scrofula, are cured by it It invigorates
the liver and rouses every organ into
healthful action. In thc most stubborn
forms of Skin Diseases, such as Salt
rheum, Eczema, Tetter, Erysipelas. Boils
and kindred ailments, and Scrofula, it is an
? THE BEST*
* JOHN CARLE & ?ONS, New York. *
The Greatest fled ?cal Discovery
of the Age.
DONALD KENNEDY, OF RDXBURY, MASS.,
Has discovered in ono of our common
pasture weeds a remedy that cures every
kind of Humor, from the worst Scrofula
down to a common pimple.
He bas tried lt In over eleven hundred
eases, and never failed except in two cases
(both thunder humor). Ho hos now In
his possession over two hundred certifi
cates of its value, all within twenty milos
of Boston. Send postal card for book.
A benefit is always experienced from tho
il rst bottle, and a perfect euro is warranted
when tho right quantity is takon.
When the lungs are affected lt causes
shooting pains, like needles pacing
through them ; the samo with the Livor
or Bowsls. This is caused by the ducts
being stopped, and always disappears in a
week after taking it. Bead tho label.
If the stomach is foul or bilious it will
cause squeamish foollngs at llret^
No chango of diet ever necessary. Eat
tho best you can get, and enough of lt.
Dose, one tablespoonful in water at bed?
time. Sold by all Druggists.
Notice io Mill Men
And farmers onmiiur nranll power: Tho Snort and
mont com Ide Saw Mill in ex Meneo to-day, is manu
factured byrne Dcl.OACH .'I I I.I. M'fG. CO.,
330 IliulilaiKl Ave Atlanta, (in. To .lc lirai
prise at World'? Fair at Chicago. All Mies, from 4 b.
f>, up to tiie 'J.frost. Priens ro.laced. Sond for cata
KRiie showing noir iraprOTem^nt^: aso. of Portable
Corn Milla, B.illng Pres-es and Tnrbino Water Whoels,
Pulleys and Shafting and all kinda of mill suppl es.
Circuses and beautifies the bair.
Promotes a luxuriant growth.
Never Fallo to Bartons Gray
Hair to ita youthful Color.
Cures icalp diseases k hair tailing,
JOc,and gi.00at nnijrgists
A N. ?.Twenty-two, 'Da
Guaranteed 5 y ea nu
linn of a THHIFTY man. EVEHY particle of
tc, should be kept WELL pa Dted. They will
prui-crvaiivc, and Unmniar Paint tho ONLY
. eforc using. That Is why i hey aro UEST, be
" CAVE SPRINO, GA., May 21,1894.
he doctors said he was dying of Maras?
11 tried seemed to keep him alive, but
hirteen months old he weighed exactly
egan using "SCOTT'S EMULSION,"some- ?
den again feeding it with a spoon; then
ig it into his body. The oiTect was mar
'n, and became a beautiful dimpled boy,
lied the one thing needful.
"MKS. KENNON WILLIAMS."
ito children when their other food
n a concentrated, easily digest?bh
:d to build them up and give tl
;r Oil made palatable and ej
-pophosphitcs, both of whj
' accept a suhsti\