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"Oh, it can't fail," he paid ia rx
pl lining his scheme, "and there is a
whole mint of money in it. It's the
grert ^t thing in tho magazine line
th IT n ever heard of. You see, I
wou... tflf-r special inducements to
poets sud literary amateurs and acept
everything that they Bent in."
"But that would ban kr np t you."
"'Not at all. It would make my for
tune. I would accept everything 'to be
pud for on publication,' and I'd havo
every poet in the oonntry buying tho
magazine. Just think of the ?irefu
tion .'"-Chicago Post.
?he young man that writes verses
vms standing out in the night gazing
at the sky, when a friend ran across
,;What are you doing* studying as
"Go away and don't disturb me. I
sci Racing into infinite distance."
**I don't see what satisfaction you
find in that."
"That's because yon never had any
?tp?rience with editors. You don't
know what a comfort it is to find stjme
place where nothing is crowded out for
lack of space."- Washington Star.
In Germany a uew process of Col
oring leather is being exploited. Elec
tricity is utilized. The leather is
placed upon a ziao table, which forma
tho positive pole. The dyeing mate
rial is poured over this and the nega
tive polo oonncoted td the leather.
Under the action of the current the
coloring matter penetrates the leather
an 1 paterns may be designed upon the
surface by covering it with a pattern
plato connected to the negative pole. '
M ailed Too Long.
"I was around to your place last
night and took the liberty of borrow
in? some of those new novels of
"That's all right. I only wish you
had come around before I read them."
Gent-Mademoiselle looks more
beautiful every day.
Lady-Yon have been telling me so
or a good mauy years. What a hor
rid right I must have been to start
Rente TVn?n>t Bai t In a Dar,
N?ither are thc obstinate maladie*, io thc re
moval of which tho great correctivo, Hostet
ti r's Stomach Bitters, is adapted enrabie in an
hoar. Toperaistin th/! nso of this standard
remedy is no more than Jost Biliousness,
constipation, malaria, rheumatism, kidney
complaints and nervousness aro among the
complaints which it eradicates.
It is said tbat Iho habit of tnrnii-g aronnd
Ihreo or four times before lying dor n ha-?
surrivcdln tbedomctlc dog from his a: cestry
TJny fl. 00 .worth Dobbins Fl oat hur- Dor?3 Wrap of
year f-rooer, eond wrappers to Dobbins Soap Mfg
Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Thor w?l ?end you ire?
of cnarr?3 postai paid, a Wertester Poc-et Dic
tionary, p?:w> bound in cloth, prolusely il
lustrated Off ar good untU Ansrcsi lat uni..
Oyster soup rennins in m thrco to four
hours for proper dlccsfon. .
S. K. Coburn, Mgr., < 'larie Sc itt, writes : ** I
find Hall's Catarrh C.irj a ral-ublo roiuady."
Druggl- ls soil it, 7'ic
Mrs. Winslow's Soothlnc Syrup for children
leethintr, softens tho ?rums, reduce* in flamm t
1 i (.-...al lays jiain.cnre? wind colic. 25c a bottle.
I have found Piso'sCnro for Ooneumptton an
tinfailing medicine. -F. lt. L?TZ, UM Scott
St, Covington. Ky., Oct. 1,189L
I f a fflicted wi? h wire eye? uso Dr. Isaac Thomp
?on'sEre-water. Drncelfct.'*?ell ar 25e per hattie.
my-Just think-every bottlo of Hood's Sarsa
parilla contains 100 doses. This lstruo only of
The Ono True Blood Purifier. All druggist? fl.
Hood's Pills cure biliousness, headache.
Nerves and Sky-Scrapers.
A nervous condition, t bordering on
prostration, to which tbr doctors have
not as yet given a name, has lately
been observed to effect persons who
work maoy hours a day high up in tho
modern sky-scrapers. The ail mont re
sembles nervous prostration, except in
the principal symptom, which is a
condition of intense restlessness, and,
ss ono of the victims to the new com
plaint expressed it, "a singular desire
to scream or to get down to the earth
A sensation of rolief is noticeable
when ?he patient is taken to grass, BO
to speak, which leads some physicians
to the belief that the change in the
rarity of the air, slight as it is, ha9 a
peculiar effect upon certain very sensi
tive organizations. Others think that
the constant trips in the elevators
canee a slight disarrangement of the
nerve centers, whioh brings on the
condition referred to. In any case,
there is no doubt that a new ailment
has come among us with the advent of
the sky-scraper.- New York Journal.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound. It speedily relieves irregu
larity, suppressed or painful men
struations, weakness of the stomach,
indigestion, bloating, leucorrhcea,
womb trouble, flooding, nervous pros
tration, headache, general debility,
etc. Symptoms of Womb Troubles
are di. ziness, faintness, extreme lassi
tude, don't care" and "want-to-bc
left-alone" feelings, excitability, irri
tability, nervousness, sleeplessness,
flatulency, melancholy,ortho " blues,''
and backache. Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound will correct ali
this trouble as sure as thc sun
shines. That Bearing-down Feeling,
carsing parn, weight, and backache, ?ts
instantly relieved and permanently
cured by its use. It is wonderful foi
Kidney Complaints in either sear.
./ Of course ifs imitated
anything good always is
that's endorsement, not a
pleasant kind, but still en
dorsement. HIRES Root
beer is imitated.
tal; t>7 T!>e Cb tri?? E. Birt* Co., FUU&lpMaV
:J "ft r*^*C* ?f-"tt* SSS?rerywasw. '<-.
BOUGH looking man?
Yes, perhaps I an!;
We ain't all 07 hs ri
spoii?ibie for our out
side busk, no more
than a horse ohestnut
ox a hazelnut is. The
ki pd o? lire 1 lead
can't be lived ia wt ito kid glnves and
dress coats; I wasn t brought up with
tuft&y advantages, and I'm only a
brakeman on the Rensselaer and Sara
toga line. Old Jones was telling you
about me, was he, sir? He'd better
hold his tongue. There's, more profit
able subjects of conversation than I
am. But old Jones means well enough,
and if he told you to ask me how that
stripe of white hair came on my black
mace, I ain't the man to go back on
him. Oh, you needn't beg my par
don, sir 1 I don't mind talking about
it now, though the time was when I
couldn't speak of it without a big
lump coming in my throat
We hadn't been married long* Polly
and I, when it happened; Polly was
M trim and bright eyed a slip of a girl
as ever you'd wish to see. She was
one of the waitresses ia the Albany
lunoh room ; and the first timo I ever
set eyes upon her I made up my mind
to make that girl my wife. So, when
they raised my wages, I took heart
and asked her if she would have them
with me, with a wedding ring thrown
Into the bargain.
"Do you really mean it, Jave?" said
she, looking me fully in tbe face, with
those dark blue eyes of hers, that are
like stars in the night.
"I do really mean ic, Polly," said I,
"Then," said she, putting both her
hands into mine, "I'll trust you. Tve
no living relative to advise me, so I
ein only take counsel with my heart. "
So we were married. I rented a
little one-storv houi>c, under the hill
on the height that overlooked tho Hud
eon-a cosey place, with a good steed
wood pilo at the rear, for winter
meant winter in those parts, and tho
saow used to be drifted up even with
our dooryard fence many and many a
cold gray morning. And everything
went smooth until Polly V><?gau to ob
j ?ct to my mates at the White Black
bird, and the Saturday evenings I
spent with tho hoys, after my train
was safely run on the sidetrack at the
"Why, Polly, girl," said I, "where's
the harm? A man can't liva by him
self like an oyster in its shell, and n
social glass never yet harmed any
^"No," Baid Polly, "not a social
glass, Jake, but the habit. And if you
would only put every five cent piece
t?at you spent for liquor into our lit
te Bertie's tiny savings bank-"
''Pshaw!" said 1. "I am not a
drunkard, and I never mean to become
one. And no one likes to be preached
to by his wife, Polly. Remember that,
my girl, and you'll save yourself a
deal of trouble."
1 kissed her and went away, but
that wc.3 the beginning of tho little
grave ?hadows that grew upon my
Polly's face like a creeping fog over
the hill?, and that she has never got
rid of duce.
It was a sore point between us
what the politicians call a vexed ques
tion. I felt that Polly was always
watching me ; and I didn't wish to be
put in leading strings by a woman. So
-I shame to say it-I went to the
White Blackbird oftener than ever,
and I didn't often count the glasses of
beer that I drank, and once or twice,
of a particularly cold night, I let my
self be persuaded into drinking some
thing stronger than beer; and my
brain wasn't the kind that could stand
liquid fire with impunity. And Polly
cried, and I lost my temper, and
well, I don't like to think of all those
things now. Thank goodness, they are
over and gone.
That afternoon, as I stood on the
baok platform o' my car, with my
arms folded and my eyes fixed on the
snowy vaste of fiat fields through
which the iron track seemed to extend
itself like an endless black serpent, I
looked my own life in the face. I
made up my m'nd that I had been be
having like a brute.
"What aro those senseless fellows at
the White Blakbird to mc," muttered
I, "as comprred with one of Polly's
sweet, bright looks? I will give the
whole thing up. I'll draw tho line
just hero row. We shall be off duty
early to-night. I'll go homo and as
tonish Polly 1"
But as night fell, the blinding drift
of a great mow storm oamo with it.
We were belated by tho snow which
oollected on the rai lc, and when we
reached Earldale there w?3 a little
girl, who had been ~ent on in the care
of the conductor, who must wait either
three or four hours for a way train in
the cold and cheerless station, or be
taken home across a snowy field by
some one who knew tho way.
1 thought of my own little children.
"I'll take her," said I-and lifting her
up, I gathered my coarse, warm coat
about her, and I started for the long,
cold walk under the whispering pines
along the edge of the rivor.
I honestly believe she would have
frozen to death if she had been left in
the cold station until the way train
could oall for her. And when I had
left her safe in charge of her aunt I
saw by tbe old kitchen time piece that
it was ten o'clock.
"Polly will think I have slipped
back into the slough of despond," I
said to myself, with a half smile ; "but
I'll give her an agreeable surprise 1"
Plowing down amid the snowdrift
through a grove of pine trees that
ed^ed a ravi ne at the back of my house,
I sprang lightly ou tbe door step ; the
door was shut and locked. I went
around to the front. Here I effected
an entrance, but tho fire was dying on
tho hearth, and little Bertie, tucked
up in his cr? , called out:
"Papa, is that you?"
"Where is mamma, my son?" I
asked, looking eagerly around at the
"Gone out with the baby in her
arms to lookforyou," he iiaid. "DidA't
you meet her pupa?"
I stood a minute in silence.
"Lio still, Bertie," said I, in a voice
that sounded strange aud husky even
to mvself. "I will go and bring her
And I thought with dismay of the
blinding snowstorm outside, tho)
ireaohorous jorges which lay between
here and the White Blackbird, the
raokless woods, through which it was
liffioult enough to find one's way even
n the .sunshine of noonday, And
vorst of all-tho lonely track across
rhioh an "express" shot like a meteor
i few rhihttt'es before midnight. Oh,
leaven ! what potsible doom might I
lot have brought upon myself by the
wretched passion in which I had gone
,way that morriu g.
Tho town clock, sounding dim and
Qufned throngh the (dorm, struck
leven as I hurried down the hill.
Sloven-and who knew what a length
>f time might elapse before I could
ind her ? And like a fiery phantasma
[oria before my mind's eye, I beheld
he wild rush of the midnight express,
nd dreaded, I knew not what. Foi
H that I could realizo was that the
torm Was growing fiercer with every
cornent, and Polly and the baby were
ut itt its fury I
As steadily as I could I worked my
rt.y down tb'? tr??k; but more than
nee I became bewildered and had to
top and recollect before I could re
ame my quest. And at length I carno
u t by an open wood and water station
n the edge of track, I knew that I
rcs full half a mile below the White
And in the distance I heard the long,
hrill shriek of the midnight train.
Some one else had heard it, too, for
s I stood thus I saw, faintly visible
brough the blindiag snow, a shadowy
gure issue from the ruined shod and
ome out upon tho track looking with
bewildered uncertain air np and
own-the form of Polly, my wife,
rith the little baby in her arms I
I hurried down to her os fart as the
apidly-increasing snow drifta would
st me, but it was only just in time to
rag her from the place of peril, and
tand, breathlessly, holding her back,
rhile tho fiery-eyed monster of steam
wept by with a rush and a rattle that
loariy took away my breath.
..Polly |M I cried? "Polly, speak to
She turned ber wandering gaze to
rard mo, with her vague eyes that
eemcd scarcely to recognizu ms.
"Have you seen my husband?" said
he; "ono Jacob Cotterol, brakeman
in the loc*l express?"
"PO'iy, little woman! don't you
?now me ?" I gasped.
"And I thought, perhaps," she ad
ted, vacantly, "you might havo met
lim. It's very cold here, and
And tlu a she fainted in my arms.
The long, long brain fever that fol
cwed was a cort of death. There was
i time when they told mo ?he would
sever kno w me again ; but, thank God 1
he did. She recovered at last. And
luce that night I have never tasted a
trop of liquor, and, please heaveu, I
lever will again. ; The baby-bless its
lear little heart!-wasn't harmed at
dh It lay snug and warm on its
nother's breast all the while. Bat if
hadn't happened to be closo by them
it that instant the night express
vonld have ground them into pow
And the whito stripe came into my
mir on the night of that fearful snow
torm. That's how it happened, sir.
Tho Art of Living Together.
"It is written, 'It is not good for
aan to be alone/ but on the other
land, it is often far from good to be
rith him," writes Dr. R. F. Horton,
n a sugestivo article on "The Noble
ut of Living Together," in the Sun
lay Magazine. He continues :
"A dooil oat is proferable, a mon
goose, or even a canary. Indeed, for
rant of proper instruction, a large
lumber of tho human race, as they
re known in this damp and foggy
.land, are 'gey ill to live wi', ' and no
me would attempt it but for charity
nd tho love ot God. " ,
If all mankind thoroughly under
food the art of living together,
'many of the catastrophes of life
rould be averted ; and if even we had
orno smattering of its lore we should
?reatly ohange the interiors of our
tomes and contribute to the progress
if society and the world."
Politenes to the children is regard
id os a cardinal virtue by Dr. Horton.
Ie says : "1 never feel so tempted to
nterfere with mothers as when I hear
heir uncivil language to their chil
Ireu, that rude and hectoring tone,
bat volley of coarse epithets and un
lignitied expletive?, which, of coarse,
he children will learn to employ to
Tho whole question of living with
ither people deserves muoh attention,
ie declares. "Wo aro seldom in
trncted in our youth how to do it
veli. Our knowledge of the subjeot
s acquired by experience, chiefly by
>ur failures. And by the timo that
re have tolerably mastered the deli
sate art we are on the point of being
?ailed to the isolation of the grave or,
hall I say, to the vast company of the
Gold Found by Coughing.
An interesting story is told of the
liscovery of gold in the rich plaoer
nines north ol Mono Lake. On July
l, ?S?'9, a miujr who had been work
ng al; a place called Dogtown, on the
3ast Walker Biver, determined to cel
ebrate by a stroll among the hills.
Mter wu'.king several. hours he grew
lot and tired and descended into a
ieep, narrow canyon for the sake of
ho shade. He stretched himself prone
ipon the sand iu the shade of a big
?ook. While lying there, with face
lown, he was taken with a fit of cough
ng; his breath blew tho surfaco sand
tway and the glitter of gold caught
lis eye. On that spot the lucky miner
nade a fortune and his fit of coughing
ed to the discovery of the Bodie and
turora quartz minen.
An Imperial Kitchen.
The German Emperor has a curious
irrangement with his kitchen depart
neut. The Empress arranges the
nenus and he pays the cooks about $2
or each plate on ordinary occasions
md $5 to $7 on state occasions.
Luncheon is served at 2 and dinner at
3. The Empress shares all his meals,
ind r.t luncheon they usually have
jompany-courtiers, artists, savants,
minors or distinguished foreigners
who happen to be in Berlin,
PL BASANT LITERATURE FOB
.JfEMININE READERS. "
EHE WAS A MAJOB.
Major Belle Beynolds, the only wo
man commissioned during the war,
li vea now at Santa Barbara, Cal.,
where she has a good medical practice.
Her husband was among the firot to
enlist in tho Seventcenth Illinois, and
she went with him to the iront. Ho
became Assistant Adjutant-Gsneral on
the staff ut Goneral McClcrnand. Gov
ernor Yates commissioned her major
Ittl her splendid s?rvides to the wound
ed and siok at Shiloh. She remained
with tho army three years;
FOR MOTHERS TO KNOW.
That rapid eating is slow suicide.
That a lump of sugar saturated in
vinegar is efficacious in most cases o?
That in sleeping in a cold room
establish a habit of breathing through
the nose, never with the mouth open.
That a severe paroxysm o' conghing
may often be arrested by a table
spoonful of glycerine in a wineglass ol
That to compel a child to eat any
thin g'against which its palato naturally
rebels is a cruelty at the momer and
is likely to produce evil effects later
That a few drops of the tinctvre ol
benzoin put into the water in which
tho face ?3 bathed will prevent the
shiny oppearan?e of the skin with
whi?h so many people are affected,
especially in warm weather.-Chicago
THE HOMES OP VASSAR GIRLS.
On three floors of the great build
ing, which is Ave hu ndred feet long,
five stories high, arid has two large
transverse wings, small hallways ex
tend back and open into suites of four
or f ve rooms eaob. So perfect is the
" .angement of rooms that although
?his great building shelters three hun
dred students and a large force of in
structors, besides providing recitation
rooms, general parlors, residence
rooms for the President and his family,
general offices, and library, yet one
is not conscious of the presenco of a
grct.t company or of the amount of
mei. tal and other industries transacted
ander it roof. The home-like parlors
aro central and hospitable; in the
messenger's office all sorts of informa
tion is courteously proffered, and
pleasant young ladies are in waiting
to guide one over the building or
transact errands of love, mercy, or
Those delightful little suites ol
tooms, consisting of three or four
bedrooms and a common parlor, every
Vassar girl remembers with delight.
If the warning sign "Engaged" is not
out, we may ?nock at the door and
catch a glimpse of a cozy parlor adorned
with pictures, bric-a-brac, books, and
the omnipresent divan with its tempt
ing pillowa The well ventilated,
always single bedrooms open from the
parlor^ and the little family of stu
dents who make their school home so
attractive can always command hours
of retirement or of sociability. Tempt
i?g spreads are suggested by the chaf
ing dish and alcohol lamp, and great
clusters of fleurs-de-lis, yellow lilies,
and boxes of ferns testify to woodland j
tramps through the glorious wooded
region in the vicinity.-Demorest's
Fignred Dresden or chino ribbons
are used for belts, crush collars and
bows. Bretelles of ribbon, also called
suspenders, end on the (?boulders in a
simple bow-knob or an npright bow of
threo loops and four notched ends.
Bracelet cuds on elbow sleeves are
merely a plain or twisted band of rib
bon ending in a bow at the back. A
new decoration of two-inch ribbon
starts from the shoulder under a bow
knot, follows the arm size to the bust,
is caught there with a large fancy but?
ton, turned and brought straight
across the bust to tie in a bow of four
loops and two ends, all short. * An
other idea is not long from Paris, and
is carried out in a six-inch ribbon for
bretelles, back and front, crush col
lars, ditto bolt, how at back of earth
and on the shoulders. In iront one
bretelle finishes under a " knot'
of ribbon, from whioh fall two long
ends ; the other bretelle is finished
with a fan of seven-inch lace held by
a Bhinestone button. Epaulette raf? j
fies of lace aro fastened under the!
bretelles just at the top of the shoal-,
ders, and a folded band of the ribbon
across tho upper part of the iront has
a full, called a bib, of the lace, with
two buttons at each side confining the
band. The quantities necessary are
three yards of lace, five battons and
ten yards of ribbon. Even ribbon os
narrow as three inches may be used if
preferred. The plain and printed
gold ribbons aro U6ed for belts in
widths of one and a half and two
inches with a gilt or enameled buckle
or tied in a tiny bow knot in front.
These last well without tarnishing if
not allowed to become damp ; they
should also be kept wrapped in tisane
paper when not in use, os should steel
buckles and clasps. A fanoy bntton
centreing a bow of ribbon, lace
rosette, etc., is much newer than a
tie-over of the same gooda Ribbons
are never amiss on summer or evening
gowns.-Ladies' Homo Journal,
The Longfellow coffee service is
among the latest whims of faiihionable
Dainty little cut-glass arid silver
mucilage pots add much to the equip
ment of my lady's desk.
A smart little handle for a flowered
silk parasol is of oherry wood with a
hunch of cherries looking as though
they grew just from the handle.
The chiffon parasols aro larger than
the silk ones, and bend over more, so
that they really look so much like
lamp shades that it is hard to tell the
difference between them.
Tho flowered silk taffetas and bro
cades are most satisfactory of all para
sol coverings. Strangely enough, it
is not considered imperative to have
the parasol of the same silk as the
The parasols this year aro extremely
beautiful, and tho coloring and ma
terials used aro simply marvelous.
3uch rich tones and such heavy fabrics
have never before been utilized for
The all-white stitohed glove with
four buttons xs still in fashion for
wear with silk gowns in the afternoon,
and this very expensive fashion-for
the gloves must be immaculate-bids
fair to continuo for some time.
The introduction of the gloria silk
umbrellas has been an inestimable
boon. Theso umbrellas resemble
silk so closely that at a distance it is
impossible to tell them apart, wear
well and aie ploaty good enough to
! WORDS OF WISDOM.
black sheep ia often the smartest
of thc flock.
A lowly origin does not preclude a
lofty! destiny; i
Ali the reasoning of man is not worth
one Sentiment of woman. ?
Go baok far enough, and you can
find a scandal in every family.
Ir, is always dangerous to take a
veiled woman for a beautiful one.
Many a tear can be dried easier with
bank notes than with a handkerchief.
If you have both tracts and bread
to give the hungry give them the bread
People seldom improve when they
have no model but themselves to copy
The whisper cf a beautiful woman
can be beard farther than tho loudest
call of duty.
It is the greatest compliment a friend
can pay yon to come to you for help
in his troubles.
Whenever a boy empties his pockets,
his sister always sees something that
belongs to her.
Every man who has hoped for a lot
of things that never came to pass has
had a romanoe in his life.
Never does a man portray his own
character more vividly than in his
? manner of portraying another.
If a wife would be as good to her
hnsband as she is to her mother, the
husband would always be satisfied.
No home so small but that it has
still room for trouble J no heart so
weary, but that & glimmer of hope
might still enter it.-The South-West.
Thc Colonel Dodged".
W. H. Sutclifle, a bravo soldier ot
the Confederacy, who lost an eye by a
minie ball striking ir,and was wounded
several times, both by lead and sabre,
yesterday told a story of the -late
Colonel Peter C. Gaillard, who was
the Commander of his regiment. Mr.
Sutcliffe said that it was in Battery
Wagner, on tho 18th of July, 1863,
and the balls and sholls wero whizzing
by at a great rate. Colonel Gaillard
in going his rounds noticed that as
tho balls would go by tho men would
dodge. He called out : "Don't dodge,
boys ; you may dodge in the way.
Then he turned and was walking off,
when an Irishman named Tom Carey,
a brave man and true, picked up a
tenpenny nail and whizzed it past the
Colonel's ear. He thought it was a
ball, and instinctively dodged aside.
Carey called out: "Ah, bo the
huttenich, Colonel, yez dodged that
one." Colonel Gaillard, ho saye,
turned around and laughed and said :
"Well, boys, when they como that
close, I think we'd better dodge.'* It
was not until after tho war was over
that he knew that the missile that
whizzed past his ear that day was
Carey's tenpenny nail and not a North
ern bullet.-Charleston (3. O.J News
and Courier. .
How tho Air is Purified.
Motion, mechanical and molecular,
tho great law of the universe, is first
to bo considered as a natural method
for the purification of the atmosphere.
Its power as a purifier Of the air is
shown mechanically in tho flow of
rivers and in the ocean currents;
molecularly it serves thesamo purpose
in tho form of heat, light and elec
[ When not in motion air stagnates
as water docs and becomes offensive
I and bad, because it is easily impreg
I nated with fino animal and vegetablo
dust as well ns noxious gases. Certain
physical conditions are always neces
sary for the continual movement of
the air. We know that the diurnal
motion of land and sea sir brings the
warm days and cool nights as well as
tho rain and wind. In the tropical
regions, as the sun rises the heat of
the day increases and tho breeze sets
in from the sea to the land ; as the sun
goes down the heat diminishes, and at
sunset the temperature of sea and
land are equal. At night again the
breeze is from land to sea, until morn
ing, when tho temperature may be
come equal and tho sea breeze return.
Kino Tears ami a Century.
The death is announced, at Armi
tage, near Lichfield, of Antonio Al
bina Mountsay, a naval veteran, who
bad reached the age of 109 years. For
some time tho deceased has keon re
ceiving charitable allowance from the
Lichfield Union. He was of French
extraction, having been born at Bor
deaux on January 6, 17S1. In his
boyhood ho was taken prisouor by the
English, being then only nine years
of age. In tho conrso of time the
lad joined thc British Navy of his own
free will, and worked a quarterdeck
gun on the Queen Charlotto at the
siege of Algiers, in 1816, where he
was severely wounJod. After leaving
the aavv ho served on a whaler, and
subsequently settled down in England.
For the last three years he had been
confined to bed ; and & carious circum
stance is that he has recently grown a
second crop of hair, which up to hts
death has been plentiful and of a
brown color.-London (England)
The Thuuder Storms of Mauras.
As the result of his prolonged study
of those striking phenomena, the
thuuder storms of Madras, Professor
Smith informs the Scottish Meteoro
logical Society that the first remark
able fact observed by him was that of
certain seasons of the year when sheet
lightning appeared almost every night,
always in a west or southwesterly
direction, and invariably near the
horizon ; it may be, therefore, he re
marks, that theso discharges occur in
the region where the moist and dust
Jess sea wind meets the dry and dusty
land wind, ene being, perhaps, posi
tively electrified and the other nega
tively. In these lightning displays as
many as 300 flashes per minute have
been counted, this rate being kept np
for nn hour or an hour and a half.
Another notable peculiarity remarked
ul this region is that the heaviest raina
ere unaccompanied by thunder, while
the displays of lightning are not ac
companied by any rain.-New York
Beribboned Railroad Sandwiches.
An Atchison man, who recently re
turned from a trip on the Central
branch, ran across a lunch counter in
his travels that served railroad sand
wiches tied with pink baby ribbon.
Tho sandwiches wore made of tough
rolls and moldy ham, but the ribbon
was bright and new. The strange part
.jf it was that a man conducted tho
business.-Atohison (Kan.) Globe.
Au Improved Snake Story.
An improved snake story comes
from Calcutta, India. Two tame py
thons were kept together, when one
swallowed the other. Tho inside snake,
feeling uncomfortable in tho other's
midst, proceeded tQ cat its way ont at
the other end.
Lucent, clear dewdrops
On mist-looms span,
Among the red roses
Abbw tn the san; ?
Jane's crimson roses,
_ Plowers of the sun I
In a waste garden,
Through the night's noon,
Pale roses dreamily
Swing 'neath the moon)
Flowers of the moon!
-Ladies' Home Journal.
PITH AND POINT.
The Woman Question-"How muoh
is he worth?"-Minneapolis Journal.
Lots of people fool around love just
as if it wasn't loaded,-Atkinson
j The question of "precedence," now
adays, is generally settled by a man's
ability to hustle. -Puck.
"That's a mighty loud suit Parke is
. wearing now." "So? What material
j is it?" "Crash."-Buffalo Times.
I There must be some mi&take about
I orango juice being good for you ; it ia
j so pleasant to take.-Atohison Globe.
The reason talk is always cheap,
Dudaros a cynia neighbor,
Is 'CHUSO tho major part of it
I ^ Is done by female labor,
j '"" . -New Tork Herald.
j The young man who is waiting foz
j something to turn up, finally discovers
that he has been turned down.-Adams
Tho cathode rays will approach the
miraculous if they can make some peo
ple we nave seen appear brilliant.
Hiram (reading tho paper)-"Do
you know what they mean by a Strad
ervar'us?" Silas-"Yes. AStraclver'us
is the Latin name fer a fiddle."-'
A school journal advises: "Make
the school interesting." Johnny
Chaffie says that's what he tries to do
1 to the best of his ability.-Texas
I He-"Cholly ia well provided with
tho necessaries of life." She-"Yes.
It is a good thing for him that the
necessaries of life do not include
I brains."- Puck.
j Mr. Gotroks-"I am worth a cool
! million. Do you think you could love
.me?" Miss Highflyer-"Oh, dear,
J dear Mr. Gotroks, I'll just love you
. to death !"-Judge.
Cumso-"I'd like to see a photo
graph of a cloud made with the catho
i die ray." Cawker-"Why?" Cumso
I -"I'm suspicious about the silver lin
ing. "-Detroit Free Press.
Dick-"You know that fellar work
in' Shaft No. 17, who wa3 always kiok
in' for a raise?" Mick-"Yes." Dick
-"Well, he kicked over a oan of dy
namite to-day, and got it. "-Up To
Officer-"The opponents of our
military system say that standing
armies are disastrous to the country.
Can you name anything that is more
disastrous?" Cadet-"Yes, a runaway
"For three months during the "war
I occupied the most dangerous posi
tion in my company." "Indeed?"
"Yes; every morning I curried the
eight mules belonging to our commis
Small Brother-"Pa says he wishes
you'd propose to sis." Young Man
"Then ho ia willing to let her marry
nie?'' Small Brother-"'Tain't that.
He says you won't come so often after
you have been rejected:"-Standard.
Mrs. S-"We arenot going to move
after all." Mrs. 0-"But I thought
you considered the location un
healthy?" Mrs. S-"We do; but
j Charlie says if any of us get siok he'll
take us to Europe next year."-De
troit Free Press.
A sky-blue cow,
And a purple pig;
A soa-grceu horse,
And a yellow gig;
Au indigo maid,
And a saffron lad
Is art-high art,
To the po3lermad.
Why-the Crook Confessed.
Newspaper mou are sometimes[taken
into the confidence of persons in pub
lic life and told the "inside" of mut
ters for their own information. It is
not often, however, that criminals
! care to divulge their secrets to report
' ers, either for publication or "proof
? of good faith." An exception to this
j order of things happened to tho
A well known crook, after having
j been chased about from pillar to post
j by the detectives, was finally captured
in one of tho downtown saloons by two
of the city force, who aro close to the
' top of the ladder in the Police Depart
ment. The fellow made no resistance,
but promised to go along peaceably.
Tho officers had no sooner started for
the stution house with their prisoner,
whom they neglected to handcuff,
than he made a break for liberty and
got away. Tho officers made every ef
fort to capture him, and every officer
; on tho force was told to look out for
Tho crook mado hi3 way to the
lower part of Allegheny, and .going to
a telephone called up tho newspaper
office, and asked tho writer to come to
a certain place and get a good story,
j The writer went to thc place he indi
I coted and tho mau told his story. It
j was merely his version of the trouble
! ho got into and an account of i;ke
olever manner in which he had escaped
from thc two oiHcers of the police
force. He wanted tho officers "roast
ed" for allowing him to get away so
easily, and had rnn the risk of being
recaptured, Bolely for the purpose of
venting his spite upon the natural en
emy of all criminals. He know that he
would have time to get away after the
interview. Tho follow was afterward
' captured and sent to prison, in pnn
, ishment for some of his many orimiaal
; acts.-Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
A Plucky Girl.
A rival has now been found to the
Austrian tailor who accomplished i;he
journey from Vienna to Paris inside a
trunk. The imitator is a young girl
ot eighteen years from Auvergne. She
bad been living in the French capital
with a relative, who fell ill, and rather
than prove an incumbrance the spirited
damsel resolved to return to her native
village. Not having any money to
pay her railway fare, she set out to
cover the journey, a distance of 540
kilometres, on foot. When nearly a
third of her journey had been accom
plished ber strength gavo out. She
determined then to travel at the ex
penso of the railway company, and,
biding her time, she obtained a seat
on the buffer of a goods wagon as a
train left the station. For many a
mile she rode in this perilous position,
und when discovered by a railway offi
cial she was half dead with cold and
latigue. After receiving every atten
tion the girl wus sent on to her nil a
An Admirable Hotel.
Tho following noiqae advertisement
bas been prepared bj the humorist of
the Puyallup (Wash.) Commerce, and
is among the standing matter at the
bead of a colnmn and just beneath a
cut of the Egyptian pyramids:
"The famous Paradise Park hotel
takes pleasure in announcing that it
will open up as soon as the snow melts
down to l-l feet. Delightfully located
on the instep of old Mount Tacoma
Ranier-Puynllup, 14.444 miles high.
No Hies, no fleas, no bugs. No stares
toklime. Guests have the privilege
of doing their own washing if so bent.
Fine fir board. Fresh frost cake every
morning-frost right off tho grass.
No xtra charge for standing in the
kitchen door and seeing New York and
other eastern villages. Free sidewalk
to and from the honse, and drinking
water free to guests xcept in July,
August and September. No mortgagee.
"Scenery everywhere. No extra
charge for scenery, except special sun
ups that have to bo xpeditcd with spe
"Only twenty-seven miles across the
ridge to Lard Valley, where sugar
cured hams of mountain goats grow on
"Among the distinguished tourists
hoped for this year aro Owen Wister,
W. D. Howells, Professor Charles E.
Norton, Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick
Remington and Major McKinley.
"(If Senator Squire gets through
his bill to make a national park of it,
he will also be welcome; otherwise
"Now is the time to telegraf for
front bay windows, with glaciers right
"No dogs, children or kranks al
The Robber Robbed.
A stroller on tho outer boulevards
was stopped in the middle of the night,
an incident of frequent occurrence
just now in Paris.
"Your purse or yonr life 1"
The stroller handed over his purse.
Tho robber opened it, oountcd seven
coppers and contemptuously ex
"Yon thief !"-La Reforme.
A Quaker Courtship.
"Martha, dost thou love me?" said
young Quaker. "Why, Seth, wo are
commanded to love ono another.""Ab,
Martha, but dost thou feel what thc
world calls love?" I hardly know what
to tell thee Seth. I have tried to be
stow my love upon all, but I have some
times thought that perhaps thou wast
getting more than thy share."-Tid
"Moral courage/' said the teacher,
"is the courage that makes a boy do
what he thinks is right, regardless of
the jeers of his companions."
"Then," said Willie, "if a feller has
sweets and eats them all himself, and
ain't afraid of tho other fellows edlin'
him stingy, is that moral courage?"
"Have you written your graduation
"Yes," replied Mamie.
"Wasn't it a lot of work?"
"Just dreadful. First I had to hunt
up words that were big enough, and
then I had to keep looking in the
dictionary to see what they meant,
and, honestly, I began to think I never
would get it finished."-Washington
Had Ono Good Quality.
Mrs. Gadd- -How is your girl, Mrs.
Mrs. Gobb-Well, she's abominally
dirty ; she spoils everything she aook*,
and she's lazy and impudent, but she
has one good quality, rarely met
"Indeed. What is that?"
"3ho stays."-Harlem Life.
If there is any reas
any sarsaparilla, there :
should use Ayer's. WI
you take it to cure dise?
as quickly as possible a
That is why you shou
quickly and cheapty-ar
people write us : "I wo
of Ayer's Sarsaparilla
kind." A druggist wri
Ayer's will give more be
kind." If one bottle of
of three it must have tb
cost of one. There's th
pays every way to use
Woman's modesty and igno
rance of danger often cause her
to endure pains and suffer tor
ture rather than consult a
physician about important
Pains in the head, neck,
back, hips, limbs and lower
bowels at monthly intervals, in
dicate alarming derangements.
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Ballway Grew .h of Twenty Years.
The Ballway ?ge makes a compar?'
f!OQ of the railway mileage of the dif
ferent states and t erritories io 1876
and in 1896. The total mileage Janu
ary 1, 1896, was 181,082, against
74,000 miles January 1, 1876-an in
crease of 106,982 miles in twenty
year.* This is a gain of Hil per cent.
By grouping the states into sections
we find that theso fi.gu.res make a
splendid showing for tno south. In
nortern states east of the Mississippi,
with a population of 29,500,000, only
8,536 miles of road have b?en built in
twenty years. In southern states, with
a population of 22,500,000, 31,113 have
been built during the same period.
Of course the great activity in railroad
building was in states west of the Mis
sissippi, where moro them half the
mileage of tho country was built.
During the last eight of the twenty
years, however, the south built as
many miles of railroad as the west.
Ia two respects Florida leads the
list of states enst of tho Mississippi.
She has the largest mileage per capita,
and she shows the highet t rate of in
crease of mileage. Florida has in
creased her railroad mileage more than
six fold in twenty yoa-s. No other
state east of the Mississippi has modo
more than half of Florida's percentage
It frequently happens that statuary
claims respect more for the sentiment
which promptod its production than
for its artistic qualities. Very few
cities lack in tributes to heroism which
are none tho less touching because
they are not convincing evidences of
the sculptor's skill. It waa at such a
specimen that a couple, evidently from
the country, paused to gas:e :
"'It looks kinder queer," was her
"I dunno much about such things,
but the proportions seem kinder onus
' "Hush," she exclaimed, "we're show
in' onr ignorance. It's the latest thing
in art. If we have poster pictures, it
stands to reason that there should be
poster statuary, too."-Chicago Post.
For the Gigantic Telescope.
The block of glass which is to be
made into a vast mirror for the big
telescope which is to be one of the
features of the exhibition of 1900 has
just arrived in Paris from Belgium,
where it has been cast. This immenso
telescope is to bring the moon to an
apparent distance of fifty kilometers
from the earth, and is being construct
ed under the direction of M. Francois
The polishing of the glass for the
mirror of the telescope will bc dono in
Paris.-From the European Edition of
Interesting License Decision.
No deoision of the United State iu
preme court has attracted more wide
spread interest than that delivered by
Chief Justice Bradley, exempting
agents, canvassers, salesmen, etc., from
all special, state, county and town
taxes. All such special license of tax
laws are declared unconstitutional,
aud any law officer who attempts to en
force them is individually liable for
damages. Agents wili do well to go
around with a copy ol! this decision,
and if molested, produce it and de
mand instant re?ase.
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its beauty. If her system ne ts the cleansing
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It takes moro prit and ernest o ri-enniiv-Ui*.
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ise ; you want to bc cured
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ld use Ayer's : it cures
id it cures to stay. Many
uld sooner have one bottle
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tes that "one bottle of
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vegetables of a quality that will
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