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Little Cu rio us-NJ tos.
Antiquarians say that glass wis in
nae 2,000 years before the birth of
The distance to the nearest of the
"Axed stars, as computed by Astrono
mer Bali, ia 20,000,000,000,000 miles.
loe is the only known body that
does not contract under extreme oold.
The rarifled atmosphere of the city
of Leadville, Col, is fatal to cats, rats,
There are at present exactly 1,580
miles of wat6r mains in the city of
-"'Green Lake, Col., is 10,259 feet
above sea level, and is said to bo the
moat elevated body of water in the
There are six tunnels in the world
which have a length exceeding 21,000
feet-St. Gothard, Mont Cenis, Hoo
sac, Seven Noohistong and Sat is.
Taking the whole land surface of
the globe into consideration, tlfere are
twenty-two and a half acres for oaoh
inhabitant on this planet.
A journal devoted to the pen, ink
and paper trade says that tho world
now uses 3,500,000 steel pens every
day in the week.
A late census of the "big trees" of
California shows tbat there are 2,675
of the giants siill standing, the largest
being 33 feet and 6 inches in diameter.
Escort (at football game)- My I My!
Isn't it glorioua?
Fair Malden-Perfeotly * splendid !
Just like the rush at a bargain coun
ter. -^-New York Weekly.
. Disastrous Failure!
We can mention no failure more disastrous
than that of physical energy. It involves tho
partial suspension of the digestive and assimi
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from business of the liver and kidneys. Only
through the good offices of Hostettei's Stom
ach Bitters can the restoration of its former
vigorous status be hoped.for. When this aid
has been secured, K resumption of activity in
the stomach, liver and bowel?? may be relied
upon. Tho Bitters conquers malaria and kid
There ia nothing- that a mac eau less alford
to be without than his good habits.
Dr.Kilmer's SwxaiP-RoOT cures
all Kidney and Bladder troubles.
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To be virtuous is to overcome
lugs and intentions.
ur evil i'eel
There is more Catarrh in this section of the
cenntry than all other afeases T>ut together,
and until the last few ye? rs was supposed to
be incurable. For a great many years doctors
?(renounced It a local dis ease, and prescribed
ocal remedies, and by constantly fnilin; to
cure with local treatment, pronounced it in
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constitutional disease and therefore require*
constitu? ional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
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for colds, pain and almost every weakness.
I am entire'y cured of hemorrhage of lunn
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That good health, strong nerves, physical
vigor, happiness and usefulness depend up
on pure, rich, healthy blood. Beraem'oer
that the blood can be made pur*.,?U?& ?wi ti
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Once give a dtsea.se a start, and the road
from health to sickness is smooth, and de
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regularity. Just a little drain, just a faint
'beariDg down" feeling, indicates the exist
ence of a disorder that nearly always leads
to the mo-t serious consequence*.
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female organs. Neirleot of these little thlnis
is sure to push the sufferer farther down the
mil to disease. Puta stop to them.
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It cures by building up the whole system.
Disease can't exist in a strong, healthy
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from the doctor that he must know if she
goes to him for he'p.
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ibeen missed by few or]
i none t&e popularity of this ;
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Morphine Habit Cared in IO
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There are two kinds of sari
rest. The trouble is they loo
dress like the best who's to tell
is known by its fruit." That's
And the taller the tree the def
test. What's the root,-tho J
The one with the deepest root
richest fruit ; that too Js Ay<
a record of half a century of eui
and awards, culminating in the
Fair, whichj^^a^Eng Ayer'i
"''"lyjfltiSi Wwi?he res
fll get Ayei
ODD HOLIDAY GIFTS.
A filigree silver banquet jardiniere,
filled with feathery, delicate Farley
eu sea ferns.
Stamp cases of pearl-gray lizard
?kio, edged with silver, filled with
leaves of oiled paper.
For the high church girl, a rosary
of garnets with a silver crucifix, in a
filigree pearl box.
A bronze inkstand, made in very
artistio reprettentation of logs hewn
and crossed, as if for the making of
a log oabin.
A belt of wide, stiff rose-pink moire,
with a belt in the form of a gold oyal,
the wearer's monogram pioked out in
A satchet of pink and white ribbon,
made ia the form of a banana, out of
the top of which emerges a doll's
head with fuzzy hair.
A charming set of books, for one's
shopping expenditures, each one only
four by three inches in size, all cov
ered with scarlet leather.
A standing square of red Bussia
leather, in one corner of which is
inserted a portrait, in the other a tiny
clock, and in the center a calendar.
A paper weight, made of tinted
bronze, representing a Mussulman of
fering his morning salutations to Al
lah. He is on his knees, his han dj up
lifted, and is kneeling on a rag of
brilliant Turkish coloring.
A blotter, on the oover of which is
painted a ched: made ont to the order
of the recipient, from B. Jolly & Co.,
attached to it with a scarlet wafer in
this hopeful card :
"I make very few promises, but al
ways keep those that I make. "
A square of rough Irish linen paper
on which in water colors is eketohed a
youthful pair of lovers; the pair is al
most hidden by a hnge umbrella,mado
of brown sandpaper and cris-orossed
with'patches. Under the picture, in
straggly golden script is this verse :
An old umbrellu, though full of
Is an excellent thing for st rik ing
All States Alike.
Ex-Congressman Yoder, of Ohio, in
commenting or. the recent elections,
told a party of friends the following
story at one of the uptown hotels :
"In one of the counties in Ohio a
German was running for sheriff on the
d?mocratie ticket. He felt very con
fident of election, but when he read
the returns he found he was snowed
under by about 4,000 majority. This
roused his ire, and he said to his wife:
'Dot settles it. We will move out
of dis fihtate, where dey treats a demo
crat like dis. Yust you pack oop our
things right avay nut git ready to
"He left the house in great wrath,
but in about an hour he returned and
found his wife tearing np the carpets
and taking down the curtain poles.
" 'Shtop dot, Katrina,' said tho Ger
man ; 'yost you let dem carpets alone.'
" 'But vat is der matter mit yDU,
John?'asked his wife; 'yust a leedle
vile ago you Baid git ready to move,
unt now you say don't git ready to
"'Veil, dot's so. I did say dat;
but I yust been down to the depot,
nut dare is no pince to move tn,' said
the German."-Washington Post.
Where He "Drew the Line.
A little five-year-old boy had some
difficulty with a neighbor's children
during the afternoon, and that'night
he was not feeling in a very Christian
After he had gone to bed his mother
came in to tuck him away snugly.
"Did yon say your prayers?" she
"Yes, ma." .
"And did you pray 'tr^Jnehfi??JhV^'
The boy was slow to answer.
"Yes, ma, I did," he said, at last;
"all of them-except them next door."
-New York Mercury.
Hot Bran for Fur.
Fur after some years' wear will look
much improved if cleaned with new
bran previonsly heated in the oven.
Bub the hot bran well iu*o the fur
with a piece of flannel, shake the fur
to remove all particles and then brush
thoroughly. The fur will clean more
easily if the lining and wadding are
first removed, but such removal is not
absolutely needful. The flat, oily look
wir mars the appearance of the neck
portion of furs long in use is mostly if
not wholly removed by the means of
hot bran. Bub the fur the wrong
way.-New York World.
"Oh, dear," sobbed Mrs. Hunni
mune, "I knew it would come to this,
but I didn't expect it so soon."
"Has your husband been mistreat
ing you?" asked her visitor solemnly.
. "Y-yes," she sobbed. "He says I
want my own way all the time."
"And won't he let you have it?"
"That's the worst of it. He says
that he doesn't care if I have my own
w-way all the time; b-but that I won't
mako up my mind w-what it ?B."
Had to Stay Home.
Husband-I thought you were going
to the meeting of theSooiety to Rescue
Chinese Women from the Crnelty of
Wife-I could not get my dress on.
The cook was out and there was no
one in the house strong enough to lace
my corset.-New York Weekly.
Twenty-eight thousand two hundred
and seventy artioles were left in Lon
don eoDTeyauccB daring the year 1894.
Nearly 90 per cent were restored to
saparilla: The bert-and the
k alike. And when the rest
them apart? WAU "the tree
an old test und a safe one.
?per the root. That's another
record of these sarsaparillas?
is AVer's. The one with the
ir's. Ayer's Sarsaparilla has
res ; a record of roany medals
medal of the Chicago World's
i Sarsaparilla as the best,
it . That was greater honor
r sarsaparilla admitted as an
If you want to get the best
lore's an Infallible rule : Ask
r's. Ask for Ayer'? and you'll
pr A LITTLE SONO.
Lot the winter blow its best;
Here the hearth is warm;
Safe at home with lovo we rest^ \
Sheltered from the storm.
Love that makes the darkness white?,
Lifts tho lilies to the light- ..
' Winter, winter wild, ...
Goodnight! .-% 4, .
j Good night! ^
Let the storm winds boat the birds
From each lonely nest;
Safe at home, we hoar love's words,
Folded to his breast.
Love that bends the rainbow bright,
P.tris tue clouds till heaven's in sight
' Stormy, stormy winds.
; Good night!
-F. L. Stanton, in Chicago Times-Herald,
A BLACK DIAMOND,
B? MABIAXXE KENT.
T was a dull spring
morning when the
great steamer Nel
son, which for the
past four weeks
had been making
its way from Cal
cutta, came with
in sight of South
ampton, The men
at the lookout had
seen the land long
before the unac
customed eye could discern it even
through a glass. ' But, as the morning
mists cleared away suddenly, a long
belt of coast appeared, and very soon
the harbor and its surroundings were
plainly visible. Many of the passen
gers had gathered on deck, each eager
to catch the first glimpse of land.
As I stood among the little group
and watched the eager facer? all turned
in ono direction, I told myself that,
perhaps, none ot them wou*d be quite
EO glad to reach their journey's end as
I. One is apt to reason in this fash
ion, for to each his own conoerns
seem of so much more consequence
than those that engross his neighbor.
Still, my egotistical refleot?on waa, in
a measure true, for to mo the landing
at Southampton meant mofe than that
a safe passage from India k:ul been ac
complished. It meant thnt tho g^al
had been reached on which every
thought and ho?v had been centred
for months past. It meant that a mis
sion upon which my future oareer de
pended had been triumphantly oarried
through. It meant to me, in fact, the
difference between success and fail
During my five-and-thirty years of
life I had gone through many varied
experiences, but none that had caused
me so much anxiety of mind as this
voyage home from Calcutta. My fel
low passengers on board Mae steamer
little knew tho responsibility with
whioh I was weighted-lb at if I had
found a watery grave ?30,000 would
have gone to the bottom ?nth me. and
Brassington, the well-known firm of
London jewelers, would L?ve been un
able to fulfil a Boyal commission for
a wedding present for a Princess. For
more than ten years I had been in
the employment of the Messrs. BrassJ
ington, and although they had always
treated me with confidence, sending
me out to India to complote the pur
chase of an historical diamond belong
ing to an Eastern Rajah was the highest
mark of distinction they had ever paid
me. I can recall the thrill of delight
that passed through me when the elder
Brassington, the ohief of the firm,
called me into his room, and after
speaking of the negotiations that had
been going on conoerning the diamond,
.'Mr. Fenton, we have decided to
intrust you with the responsible task
of fetching it from India."
My fellow clerks, if a trifle envious
of my preferment, were loud in their
congrotula^ns, declaring that "olcjjp
D:;ck" wasjHkrJi's^wav^fiat his for
tH?A waarroaae ! Indeed, I was some
what of that way cf thinking myself,
for I reflected that if I oarried out my
mission successfully I should never
again he ranked with the other clerks,
but should, in all probability, be given
a junior partnership in the flourish
ing firm of Brassifigtou & Co. With
these sanguine and ambitious thoughts
in my bead, I went out to the East,
where I executed my instructions to
the letter and Recured the costly
bauble, which was a magnificent stone,
the size of a largo hazel nut. Under
my coat and waistcoat I wore a strong
leather belt, in which was a small
pouch, or pocket, and in this I was to
carry the diamond home. I had re
nolved that the bait should never leave
me day or night until I had delivered
my precious charge to my employers.
After the diamond came into my
possession I had on anxious time of it
before embarking at Calcutta. For
the sale of the stone was soon noised
about, and the natives th era are a
crafty, cunning set, jewelery having
an attraction for them such as a mag
net has for a needle. However, I
managed to elud? all would-be plun
derers, and went on board the steamer
feeling that, if only the elements were
propitious, I had nothing more to
fear. On the whole, the voyage home
was a fair one, and onoe in sight oi
Southampton I felt elated, as one who
knows that a victory is secured.
On landing, I had to make my way
to a jeweler in the town, who was nn
agent of our firm, and to whom Mr.
Brassington had promised a sight of
the diamond en route. After I had
interviewed this man, I had only to
choose a convenient train and make
the best of my way to London, where
1 hoped to arrive before our business
establishment closed for the night,
and BO rid myself of all further re
As I passed from the steamer with
the other passengers, I noticed a tall,
blaok man, who, ttraugely enough, I
never remembered to have encoun
tered during the voyage. Ho was
dressed in a shabby suit of European
clothes, but he had a striking resem
blance to a native servant of the Ra
jah from whom I had bought the dia
mond. The man had au evil looking
face, and I han a strong .inspirion that
he had designs for robbing me of tho
stone, fof he had dogged my footsteps
as I made my way from his master's
palace to Calcutta. However, on re
flection, I felt that the Rajah's servant
and the man who disembarked with
me at Southampton could hardly be
the haine. For while the first had lost
no opportunity of following me with
his cunning, watchful eyes, the latter
passed me without a gleam of recogni
tion, and was soon lost in the crowd
npon the harbor.
I made my way at once 'to Mr.
French, the first jeweler in Southamp
ton, and was annoyed to find that he
was from home. I was only instructed
to show the diamond to him, so th it I
was foroed to await his return, and
this prevented me from catohing the
early train I had fixed upon, and I
found that I should be unable toleave
for London until the evening express.
I wandered about Southampton, had
som? refreshments, and went back to
the jeweler's early in the afternoon,
where I found Mr. French expeoting
na. He was a melancholy little man,
sae of those odd creatures who, dissat
isfied with life themselves, try tb make
others see things from their gloomy
point erf view. He admired the dia
mond, as in duty bound, but when I
was expressing my pleasure at having
brought it over in safety, he said, with
a sinister smile :
"Ah! my dear sir, don't exult be
fore you are out of the wood I You
have some milos farther to carry yonr
treasure, and there is time for many
things to happen on the road !"
Mr. Freuch watohed me or?ically
for a few moments, and then inquired
if I carried fire arms. I replied that
I had not done so since I went on
board the steamer. He assured mo
that this was a great mistake. Ko was
so positive about it, tnat I was in
duced to go out with him and pur
chase, a revolver before going to the
train. I parted from my new friend
with a sense of relief, and tried to
shake off the gloomy fears with which
ha had infected me. I went to
the railway book-stall and laid in a
stock of papers to beguile my journey.
I chose my scat in the train-a
small, second-class compartment*-and
then decided to secure the carriage to
myself. I flung my rug and papers
upon the seat and walked down the
platform in search of the guard. ;Slip
ping something into the hand of that
intelligent individual, I desired, him
to see that I was left undisturbed. He
oame back with me and, when I had
taken my seat, locked the carriage
door, aDd I settled myself, oomforta
bly in a corner, feeling a sense of secu
rity that I had not experienced for
Borne time. Many an impatient hand
tried the door before the train left the
station, but without being able to
effeot an entrance, and I steamed out
of Southampton in solitary state.
There was still sufficient daylight for
me to read by. I turned over' my
papers and selected my favorite, and
leant back on the cushions to enjoy it
at my leisure. AB I did BO, it seemed
to me that the revolver in my pocket
stuck out at an unpleasant angle. I
drew the weapon from my pocket and
placed it on the seat beside me. It
was not a wise thing to do, as a sud
den lurch of the train might have Bent
it flying off, when the misohief would
have been done. However, this was
what I did, and then I resumed my
reading with redoubled relish.
For some quarter of an hour I was
buried in an article, but at the end of
time I laid tho paper down aud glanced
about me. Then I became aware cf
an extraordinary fact: the revolver
had disappeared. At first I was in
credulous. I looked on the seats on
eith?r side of me, I felt in my pockets
to see if I could have replaced it there,
but it was not to be seen. And as I
sat dazed and bewildered, the horrible
conviction forced itself upon me that
I was not alone, that Borne one was
concealed beneath the seat and had
been looked in with me. It was a
hideous thought. I sat motionless,
making no sign, trying to face the
position I was in as bravely as I could.
I told myself at last, that whoever
was in hiding could have no
possible designs on me. It was
but a chance that I had selected the
carriage where some unfortunate crea
ture was already concealed ; some one,
perhaps, who was being pursued and
in want of a weapon of self defence,
and who, therefore, had beau unable
to resist the temptation offered by ny
revolver. That must be it ! My hopes
began to revive as I reasoned out this
theory. I did not touch the ala:m
bell, not knowing in what quarts? ( ?
the carriage my mysterious compani' A
might be, thinking he would don
less spring upon me to prevent ^ /
making the signal. If my notion of
bhe felon wishing to escape were cor
rect, I felt that by keeping still I
night reach the pla^ewuere the tra u
stopped for the, firM jtoin safety.
"~ 1 irg&H "flflf say tha^TwSrunable to
oontinue my reading. I sat with" sj .
paper held in my hand, staring fixed!
before me. I don't know what leiigt
of time passed when, 'suddenly, I felt
something touoh my foot. Without
moving my body in the least, I bent
my head and looked down, and what I
Raw sent a thrill through me, that was
felt in every nerve. On the floor, oloae
to my foot, was a hand, and the hand
was black !
Then for a certainty I knew that I
was in the deadliest peril ; that I was
alone and unarmed at the meroy of
the malignant wretch who had fol
lowed mo from the far East with the
fixed determination ot securing the
diamond. I felt that he was trying Yo
slip a cord about my feet and so rea
der me more helpless. It was a
hideous dream, a grim nightmare from
which each moment I expected to
iwake, But I seemed doomed. No
chance of escape was possible. Death
stared me in the face. Still, whafcev
ny failings may be, I am no cowar
therefore I resolved that if die I jmusl
[ would die game.
I gathered all my strength together
md, with a sudden movement, caught
:hat dusky hand and dragged the Li
lian from hi? hiding-place. My at
tack was so unexpected that he had
aot time to get at the revolver, whiih
ie had evidently thrust into his breast
while be was busy with the cord, ll
saw my advantage in this, and cluj?
:o his right hand with despewe
?nergy. But tho brute was on me
ike a panther. He was'a big, poweV
:ul man, with far more physical
itrength than I possessed, and fro m
;he first I saw that my case was hop e
ess ; nevertheless, the straggle was' a
lu reality, I suppose, it lasted but
i few seconds, yet I had time to a 3k
nyself, more than once, what the ead
?vould be, little imagining the strange
;ermination that was at hand. All at
mea, without any warning, the train
lashed headlong into some great db
itaole in its path. There was! a
ierrible crabb, and then the carn?;e
ve were in collapsed-crashed Sid
iplintered as' a nut. between ?he
The first lurch the train gave had
leparated me from my enemy. I kniw
lot what had been his fate. As-for
nyself, I was buried iu the debris cf
ihe oarriage. My righ side (both arm
ind leg) was terribly crushed. T|he
jain was too aoute to allow of my quijte
osing consciousness, although I w;?s
lazed and stupefied.
After a while the wood that weighed
ipon me was lifted, and kindly lades
ooked down at me, expressing pitty
or my condition. There was a blant,
ind when I next came to myself I wjas
ying in a bed in a small plaoe whiph
lad evidently been hastily arranged
i hospital for the wounded.
I felt weak aud shattered by all
lad gone through, and sank back
ny pillows with a sigh of reli?f.
Dlose to the bed a gentleman w
itanding, who 1 supposed was a dc c
or, and at a little distance was a nur se
n a white oap. I took in all the se
le tails in a dreamy way, when sa d
lenly, with a rash that sent my hes rt
nto my month, came the recollect in
>f the diamond. What had becoi io
>f it? My right arm, which must ha va
leen very badly broken and was nc >w
in splints, WAS quite useless. I could
not move it in the least. With my
left hand, whioh was also bruised and
?trai ted, I teas able to feel that the
leather belt was still about me, but the
pocket, in whioh the stone was, wae
under my wounded arm. In the cou
dition I was in, it was impossible foi
me to get at it, turn and twist as 1
The dootor must haye heard my
restless movements, for he came and
looked down at me inquiringly. He
had a shrewd, kindly faae, which I felt
I could trust, and I explained my
trouble to him. I spoke in a low tone,
and as briefly as possible. It was e
strange Btory-although I made nc
mention of the Indian-and my listenei
might have thought it the ravings ol
delirium, but on slipping his hanc
under me, as I directed, he felt th?
pocket in the belt and assured me thal
the stone was there.
"But you are hardly in a fit state tr
guard your treasure," he said ; "6haL
I take charge of it until you can re
sume your journey?"
I thanked him warmly, but d?clar?e
it was impossible that I could part
with it for a moment. I know I wai
very excited when I said it, for I feli
my temples throbbing, and my tantrac
seemed haj dly able to form the words,
The dootor watched me critically foi
a moment, and then, as ho laid hu
hard upo"?. my pulse, said soothingly ;
"Neve.- mind, do not distress your
self. Perhaps, after all, it is bettei
aa it is. For who knows of the stone's
existence? So put your fears aside
and try to get well."
He poured something into a glas?
and gave it to me, and very soon I for
got all my troubles in a long dream
It was in the oold darkness of carly
dawn that I awoke once more and
gazed about me. I felt far more my
self than I had done before I slept,
and able to take au interest in tho
things about me. I noticed, now,
that there were three beds in the
room. The one on my left was empty:
doubtless the poor creature it had
contained had died and been removed
while I slept. The room was only
lighted by one feeble night light, so
that at first it was not easy for me to
distinguish the different objects. Bal
after a while, as my eyes became ac
customed to the dimness, I turned to
get a better view of the bod on my
right, and see who my companion in
affliction might be. And there on the
white pillow I saw the black head of
my treacherous enemy !
My first impulse was to cry out for
assistance, but I reflected that there
would only be the nurses about, and
they would be certain to think mo de
lirions. Then, again, it was evident
that the black man had not recog
nized me. So I summoned up the
little courage I had loft, and resolved
to remain perfectly still, keeping my
head turned away so that those crafty,
cruel eyes should not see me. I don't
know how much time passed, I only
know that as I lay there my heart beat
like a sledge hammer, and the bed
clothes rose and fell with eaoh labor
ing breath I drew.
At last a nurse stole softly into the
room, and seeing I was awake gave me
some medicine. I whispered an en
treaty that she would not leave me.
She smiled assent, and took a chair by
my side. There must have been some
narcotic in the mixture, for I had
scarcely swallowed it than I fell asleep
again, and then I suppose the nurse
departed to look after some patient in
an adjoining room.
It was feeling stealthy hands mov
ie Ahe bed clothes about me that at
?th brought me back to consoious
Ljas, and, looking up, I saw that dark,
evil face bending over me. Before I
had time to utter a sound a heavy
hand was laid upon my mouth, and the
leather belt, which had evidently just
been out through, was dragged from
me, and the next instant the Indian
was stealing towards, the window.
Then I shouted as loudly as I could
ror 'help, "iTat .ejrejuas JJtj&jip, the
black man was through the wincTon
and had disappeared in the darkness.
I had tried to struggle up to go ic
pursuit, but my maimed limbs re
fused to bear me, and I fell fainting
across the bed as the nurse and doctor
hurried into the room. As soon as 1
came to myself I cried out wildly, pas>
sionateiy, that I had been robbed, thal
1 was ruined, that my position in life
The doctor looked at me with t
"Don't make too sure of that," h(
said. And taking something from hu
waistcoat pocket, he placed it on the
palm of his hand and held it towards
It was the Rajah's diamond 1 Foi
the first few moments rapture and re'
lief left room for no other thoughts,
But, then, I asked, in bewilderment,
how it had happened ; for I had beei
so certain that the diamond was or
me. After the doctor has assured mi
of its safety, I had managed more thai
once to press my wounded arm agains
my side, and had then felt, distinctly,
the small, hard substance that wa:
worth so much.
The doctor laughed.
"That was a substitute." he said ;
and then he explained that, seeing 1
was in such a weak, excited state, he
had not thought it prudent to leav<
the diamond with me. At the same
time, seeing I should fret myself inte
a fever at parting with it, he had com
promised matters by taking the dia
mond from me while ! slept, and pat
ting something ia its place to mak<
"I intended to put a small pebble,'
he said, "but in the hurry of the mo
ment could not find one of the righi
size, so made use, instead, of a bit of
coal, whioh was exactly what I warled.
So you see your friend from the Easl
has gone off with a diamond of hisowr
color."-The Strand Magazine.
The Plow Started a f ire.
George Vogel, of York Township
Indiana, started a fire in a stubbh
field on his farm Friday in a verj
peculiar manner. He was plowing
the dead weeds and dry stubble undei
the ground when his plowshare strucl
a big rook. The stroke of the steo
upon the flinty surface of the stone
caused it to emit sparks of fire thu
ignited the dry rubbish which sur
rounded it. This inaugurated a fire
that, propelled by the wind, spreru
over the field and threatened to de
stroy his fences. He finally subdued
the flames.-Cincinnati Enquirer.
A Steamboat on ?heels.
Sweden eau boast of a steamboat OB
wheels. This unique vehicle makes
regular trips overland iroin one lak<
to another near by. To leave ont
lake it approaches the shore with i
full head of steam on, rushes over th<
rails of the connecting road to tin
top of the eminence midway, shooti
down to the other lake, and then iti
sorew propellers merily churn tin
Englishmen hold 890,000,000 wortt
of stook in American breweriea.
M? THE LITTLE COMFORTER?
1 shall not rall at fortune or at fat? /
While lu tho dork or light
2 hear a footstep pattering to the gate
That closes on-tho night J
But lor those little feet
Each pathway shall be sweet- (
The sad storms rimmed with rainbows,
where the paths of angels meetl
I shall not rall at fortune or at fate
While under love's own skies
My little queen walks where the roses walt
And wins me with her eyes.
For in those eyes I seem
To read the stars that stream
On bright, celestial meadows whore tm
angels sing and dream!
I shall not rail at fortuno or at fate
While still I feel the beat
Of her glad heart, and in life's twilight lah
Her rosy lips and sweet!
Lovely as still thou art,
Best on my heart, sweetheart!
Till God's white angel, smiling, kiss lips and
-Frank L. Stanton.
PITH AND POINT.
A dress does not make a woman,
but often breaks a man.- Texas Sift
"Stick to me and you'll get yourself
in a box," was what the envelope re
marked to the postage stamp.-States
A Growing Demand: "They.talk of
a nsw creation of peers in England."
??p". ^orfc trado?" -Brooklyn
Bace prejndice is all light if it leads
a man to refrain from patting h's
money on the wrong horse.-States
Clergyman-"Some people thiak I
preach long sermons. Do you think
so?" She-"Oh, no! They only seem
Tho glorious chaw of the Light Brigade,
By Tennyson famously sun?,
Is nothing to fiat which my doctor made
For taking a look at my tongue.
"Professor,"said a graduate, trying
to be pathetic at parting, "I am in
debted to you for all I know." "Pray
do not mention such a trifle," was the
"Farewell," he said> "eve shall meet
in heaven, and then-" "Then I will
love you," replied the girl who hud
rejected him. "I expect to love every
Ono-"Stickers has been telling is
of marvelous sums he has made on
Wall street. Is he a Napoleon of
finance?" Two-"Well, hardly-more
of a Napoleon of narration !"-Pack.
Briggs-"What sort of a fellow is
Sandstone?" Griggs-"Well, he is
the kind of a man who thinks his wheal
is better than any other." Briggs -
I seel Just an avarage man."
The Snapper Snapped : Miss Antique
"I don't see why young married
people make such fools of them
selves!" Old Goodfellow-"Maybe
it's because they have tho chance !"
A SeaView: Passenger-"Captain,
how fer R?3 TO from land?" Captain
-"About two miles." Passenger
"But I oan't see it. In what direction
is it?" Captain-"Straight down, sir,"
Yon Blumer (looking at his wife's
oheck-book)-"You don't mean to say
you have given out a check for $100?
Why, you've only got 350 in the bank
to meet it!" His Wifa-"That's all
right, dear ! If the cashier says any
thing about it I'll tell him to charge
Judge Noonun of the San Antonio
District Court is also the proprietor
of a stock ranch in Medina Couuty. i
He was recently called on in his official |
oapacity to pronour.ee sentence on a
horsethief. Said the Judge blandly:
"Are you aware of any ci' cumstanca
that entitles you to consideration at
my. hands?" "Yes, your Honor, I am."
"W??at ~?-i,t?" "-fee horse I stole
didn't bolong t?^T??rr^^JyPli^Sa^i
ought to take that into consideration."
He Wasn't Afraid, but His Leg3 Were.
"When I was holding up trains in
Nevada," began City Attorney Cres
well, "to collect the railroad's taxes
being District Attorney of the county
through which it ran-I had to assist
me as brave a man ns I ever knew.
He would think nothing of walking
right up to the muzzle of a gun and
peeping down the barrel.
"A passenger train came in and we
seized it. I ordered the engineer and
fireman out of the cab and put my
assistant in, with instructions to hold
lt. The whole town waa out to see tha
hold-up, and> with the passengers from
the train, crowded around and poked
fun at us. Suddenly the engineer
shouted to my man in the oab that the
water was about out of the boiler and
it would blow up in a minute or two.
"He glanced at the water gauge;
'and seeing no water in the glass looked
about him in an uneasy way for a mo
ment and then commenced climbing
out ot tie cab. He started to walk
away at a slow, dignified stride, but
; his steps kept getting quicker till at
ilast he broke into a run. The crowd
jeered h:.m, but he only ran the faster
till ho was out of danger.
" 'Look here, Jim,'said I, 'I thought
lyon were afraid of nothing.'
" 'Well, I don't feel a blamed bit
skeery on my account,' he replied,
!very deliberately, 'but somehow or
?other I co Idn't hold my legs down.
iThey we * .:st determined to do soma
fast work, an'I couldn't stop 'em. ' "
San Fraucisco Post. .^&a?
Candor Front Childish Lip
A minister's little daughter was at
tending her first church service. Sha
had never seen lier father in the pul
pit before, and on his entrance there
her presence of mind forsook her, and
fihe piped out in a voice expressive of
"Why, there's my pa up there in
Avenging propriety swept down up?
on the little maiden, and for a season
there was a great calm. But the ser
vice was grievously long to such a wee
worshiper, and she became very rest
less, walking up and down the pew
and sighing audibly.
"It won't be long, dear," mamma
Whereupon ensued another brief
period of quiet; but it was not to last.
Tired baby nature had reached ita
utmost limit of endurance, and by
aud-by, over the quiet listeners arose
a little voice, clear and plausible and
"Isn't you nearly dono, papa?"
New York Meroury.
Molasses ior Cattle Food.
Molasses is coming into prominenca
as cattle food in Germany. Cows
particularly devour their sweetened
provender with the greatest relish.
The food is claimed to be both health
ful and economical.- Cleveland Plain
High?st of all in Leavening Poi
A Russian merchant prince recently
? die J leaving a legacy of 4,000,000 ru
: hies to his fonr nieces.
But being impressed with the saying
j tbat pride gocth before destruction, it
j was stipulated in the will that before
i receiving her legacy each niece shall
! have worked continuously for fifteen
' mouths either as chambermaid, wash
erwoman or farm servant. The three
executors of the will are enjoined to
see that this condition is scrupously
The four legatees have therefore
gone to work as farm hands and eer
vants. But though the conditions are
hard, 863 offers of marriage have^al
ready come in, and seedy noblemen in
all directions are ready to put up titles
at tho lowest market prices.
The idea of the Russian millionaire
is well worth studying. When these
four legatees come into possession of
their fortunes they will know how to
sympathize with the poor and humble,
for they will have been there them
American girls may see in these 863
offers of marriage that labor is no dis
grace when there is money behind it.
But uselessness and utter neglect of
contact with "common folks" ought to
be in bad repute, whether there is
money behind it or not.-Boston
Those Dla! r?uni tig Corns!
Bad as they are, Hinderccrns will remove
them, and then >ou can walk as you like.
Both the method and resulta when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the ta?te, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Li\er and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
ducer, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beue?eial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs i: for sale in 50
cent bottles by p!l leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not .have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. I)o not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK. N f.
No, of course not.
You never want any
thing poor in the food line.
Be careful when buying
Is by far the best and
Made in 2.5-20 , 32-20, 33-40 ind 44-40 Calibres.
Only Solid Top and Slde-ejoctlng Repeaters madf.
All other Calibre? ready. The tr*' ..n Fire ArmsCo.
Catalogue free. Nc. Haven, Conn.
School of Sh.orth.and
AIlt?UMTA. t? A.
No text book* Mi ni. A.tuai holtness from day at
entering. Badness parters, co'nec? carr-ney ?al
(nodi u-ed. Send for h^nnor il I nitrated cm
logue. Board cheaper tha^^iny boutUern city.
Cleansei und beautifies the hair.
Promotes a luxuriant powth.
Nover Talla to Restore Gray
Hair to ite Youthful Color.
Cures scalp diieatea tc hair tailing.
50c, ard j 1.Ul'ct Druggists
WKLI. by getting the best plants, whi
W. D. BEATIE, Atlanta,
THE GREAT INVENTION,
FOR SAVING Toa i?t?i*M\
WITHOUT (NJV*Y TO 7kt
Tcxrutt.Coto* Q* //AMOS.]
bine; their cl
figure up tl
year by t
fer.-Latest U.S.GcVt Report
Their First Quarrel.
She-Strange how mirried people
cnn quarrel, isn't it, dear? Here
wo've been married two whole weeks
and not an unkind word has passed
He-We shall never quarrel, dar*
ling, until you begin it. I never
She-That's just like a man. I
know you'll bo the first to quarrel,
He-Now don't be unreasonable,
She-You never used to think me
unreasonable. Why didn't you find
that out before you married me? Eto.f
etc., etc. Tears aud door clam.-Bos
A List of Reliable Business Houses
where visitors to the Great Show
will be properly treated am', can
purchase goods at lowest prices.
STILSON ? COLLINS
55 Whitehall St. Atlanta. On.
Everything in the Jewelry and Kilver
Line at Factory Prices.
tfOr PAYS FOR A FULLCO?tt?Jli tiff
30vll St UOI.ARsiij . IN WO'
SULLIVAN & CRICHTON'S
And School of Shorthand.
students from JO fi air,. 4 Penntin .la
Faculty. Caiiogat fer*. SULLIVAN &
? KI' HT 'V. I'rtor street. Ailrtntn, (?a.
fl TO AVOID THIS TJJSEI
Sil . The ONLY ralnleu and narrait*!
p T cuttle for the w 'rat. type of K< zana,
f.r\ I Tt-ttar, Ringworm,ngly rough patob?
Ka ea'on th? faca, cru ?tad scalp.
fl? Ground itcli. eba faa, cbapi, pira
ST plea. Poison from ivy or pot-cn oak.
I P In abort ALL ITCHM. Sand SOO, ia
Lj JJ tan.pi or oisb to J. T. Simetr?a*,
J, S-.T.-innah. Ga,, for on? box, ;f yon
druggist dua't keep it.
Von will lind lt at CHAS. O. TY.NER'S, At'anta.
For Sift Wear anil Comfort.
l-A WLi.lto^all St.
With careful rotation ol
crops and liberal fertilizations,
cotton lands will improve. The
application of a proper ferti*
lizer .containing sufficient Pot
ash often makes the difference
between a profitable crop and
failure. Use fertilizers contain
ing not less than 3 to 4%
Kainit is a complete specific
against " Rust/^. --'
"""rj?r1 pirt?*jnT?t?"?re not advertising circulars boom
ing special fertilizers, but ore practical works, contain
ing the results of latest experiments in this line.
Every cotton farmer should have a copy. They ar?.
lent free io: thc asking.
GERMAN' KALI WORKS,
83 Nassau St., New York.
THE AERMOTOR CO. does half th; *?T\a'!>
windmill busine?, because lt bas reduced ibo cost or
Wind reiver to \.0 what lt was. lt bas many brancc
nouses, and supplies lu goods and repairs
' at your door, lt can and dow furnish a
" bettor article for less money than
fothers. It makes pumping and
[ocarcd. Steel, Qatraniiedafter
J Completion windmills, Tilling
and Flxnd Steel Towers, Steel Bnt* Saw
Frames, Steel Feed Cutters and Feed
, Grinders. On application lt will name ona
is of thi-se articles that lt will furnish until
january 1st at 1/3 tue usual price. It also nales
Tanks and Pumps of all klnns. Send for estant"*.
Factory: 12th. Rockwell ind Fillmore Streets, Chluf*
?r? An Unhoard of Offer !
V?l V NJ rmm This $55 00 full Leather Top, Cenaln*
T CoLCxaci Biocy with ?bant, teat A?T
??IM for examination os ra
ceipl of ti. lin wnor Sprinr?
?Ifur.lred. None better retallad
tt $ 00. Absolute futrante?
fur oua year. If exactly aa
represented, par nearett bank
the balance, ISO. Pr ce SiS SS
riin WITH ?ania Hi aft. r-gltterrd letter or rooney order. ?
tiny direct. ?Ure dealer ? k mnr>?Mn UffT"*7 "fl CoLUtOOHj
"undiomc proau. ?UlCHulil DL'J?*I OU. Oaio.
?QA DAY SURE
%j? ?JLna we wm .-how yoi
I us your
ri dr rsi
y you bow to t
Kc ?J a day: ab oluely ?ure; we lur
h the work ?nd teat h you tree you
work In the loc/tUt* vherv you fi?e;
tvn ??s.v. ur 'ildrewand we will explain
thr DuMm?3 fully; remo 1 or wr guar
aiiUMU cl'-ar pro:l: o $Si )r< v.-ry ay*i
w rk: a?-..luMv sur-: "rile at
SUHL HAM Hi Tl KIM. ?OIPASY. Hoi LIL Delrolt, lick.
S 2 ?42buV? *S t I Si! ?^ee9.'cSu?5
NICKII.PI.ATII>. :.???... H.> 6 SHOT
KIM nm, 32 or 3'A C F., orita? Meta,
and we will ?hio C.'i.n. $t.?, and allow ?a.
amlaation. I" J Hf ARBSCO, Wlnatou,S.C
I Want Agents '.O*;'? a** nd,;ertHe my sp*:! 1U?.
8 Ai Ilde? u tHl Iq ev. ry f.unlly. Big
mon y In iltur/un. KitE" SA ?I i'I.K"urui>he<L
Addre-s, w tb stn .ip, J. J. l l.".' li. Tirftn. O.
UUH;S WrltHc ALL ELSE FAILS. "
Codgh Syrup. Tastes Good. UGO
lr. time. Sold by druggists.
On One Aero of
is what Mr. Louis
YOU CAX DO aa
ch are furnished by
oom for a little more of it.1
my women arc wasting time'
gth over a wash-board ; rub
othes to pieces ; wasting their?
?u'd be astonished if you could:
ie actual money saving in a
he use of Pearline. Millions'
i are using it now, but just!
that all women were equallyj
nd thrifty, and that every,
id Pearline! It's too muck!
for-but the whole country,
?e the richer for it. *
eddlers and some unscrupulous grocers will
ll you " this is as good as" or "the sam? ?H1
kPearline." IT'S FALSE -- Pearline ii
never peddled, and if your grocer sends'
I in place of Pearline, ba honest-send