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ITEMS OK INTEREST.
Missouri produces as much zinc as
all the other states together.
Upward of fifty miles of railway
lines are laid in Krupp's factory.
The use of petroleum for fuel for
marine boilers is increasing in France.
It is said that a new steel plant, cost
ing $1,000,000, will be built at Buffalo.
Father Dauforth, of Springfield, O.,
has two cows which he drives in har
Twelve vcteraus of tho ww of 1812
are yet living, with ages running L om
ninety to one hundeed and four yeav<-.
The highest pilot charges made any
where in the world are levied at San
Francisco, although the harbor and its
approaches are ample and safe.
Belio hunters have almost carried
away the old house at Poland, O., the
scene'of McKinley's boyhood. It,with
the trees near by, has been practically
picked to pieces.
The subject of divorce begins to en
gage the serious attention of philoso
phers of France. In 1882 the per
centage of divorcee was one in 1,000,
while today it is twenty-five in 1,000.
At Coggins' mill, near Sisson, Cal.
the loggers cut a tree a short time ago
which was just 40-t years old. It was
eight feet in diameter and produced
15,000 feet of lumber.
Boston has a society of direct de
scendants of passengers on the mem
orable trip of the Mayflower to Ply
mouth. It has already 118 members
and nearly 100 other persons have been
authorized to file their proofs of eligi
bility to membership.
In the city of Durango, Mexico,is an
iron mountain 640 feet high, and the
iron is from 60 to 70 per cent pure,
?he metallic mass spreads in all di
rections for a radius of three or four
miles. The entire deposit is sufficient
to supply all the iron required in the
world for 1,000 years.
Gypsum has been discovered in
large quantities in Big Horn county,
Wyoming, and is being used by the
settlers for roofing their houses. Mix
ed with a thin mortar and spread upon
the roof it soon becomes as hard as
adamant and makes a most excellent
protection against the elements.
Groan If You Must,
But also appeal to a means of relief of tho tor
ture-If physical-which produces the groan.
Rheumatism ls a prolific soureo of agony In Its
acute Inflammatory or chronic forms. But it
may be annihilated at Its hirth with Ilostetter's
Stomach Bitters, which, unlike the poison? in
minute doses often prescribed for lt, ls perfectly
safo. In inalnri.il. kidney, bilious, dyspeptic or
nervous albnents tho Bltteis ls a certain source
of reUef. _
The cartoon ls a tuno hated by the politician
at which lt ls sung.
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Tho readors of this paper will bo pleased to
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that science has been able to cure lu all Its
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medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constltu
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acting directly upon tho blood and mucous sur
faces of tho system, thereby destroying t':e
foundation of the disease, and giving the pa
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Tho invention nf Alabastlne marked a new
era tn wall coatings, and from the standpoint
of the building owner was a most important
discovery, lt has from a small be^inninir
branched ont into every country of tho civi
lized world. The name "kalsomine" has be
come so offensive io property owners that
manufaclurers of cheap kalsomine prepara
tions are now callina them by some other
name, and attempting to sell on the Alabas
Une companys reputation.
Through extensive advertising aaa personal
use. the merit1? ot tho durable Alabastlne are
LO thoroughly known that tho people insist on
Kettln;: lhc<e goods and will take no chance of
spoiling their walls /or a possible savins of at
the moi-t but a few cents. Thus it is again
demonstrated that merit wing, and that man
ufacturers of llrst-::las3 articles will bo sup
ported by tho people.
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The spring has let? or brightness,
. Every year.
And the snow a ghastlier whiteness,
Nor do summer flowers quieken,
Nor does autumn fruitage thicken,
As they once did, for they sicken
Life is a count of losses.
For the weak arc heavier crosses;
Lo3t springs with sobs replying,
Unto weary autumn's sighing,
"While those we love are dying,
It Js growing durker, colder,
As the heat and light grow older,
1 caro not now for dancing,
Or for eyes with passion glancing,
Love is less and less entrancing,
For the days have less of gladness,
The nights have more of sadness,
Fair springs no longer charm us,
The winds and weather harm us,
The throats or death alarm us,
There come new cores and sorrows,
Dark days and darker morrows,
The ghosts of dead loves haunt us,
The ghosts of changed friends taunt us,
And disappointment? daunt us,
Ol tne loves and sorrows blended,
Of the charms of friendship ended,
Of the -tics that still might bind me,
Until time and death resigned me,
1i.y infirmities remind me,
Our lifo Is less worth living,
And briofer our thanksgiving,
And love grown faint and irotful.
With lips but half regretful,
Avorts its eyes forgetful,
Ab, how sad to look before us,
While the cloud grows darker o'er us,
When we seo tho blossoms faded,
That to bloom we might have aided
And immortal garlands braided,
To the past go moro dead faces,
And the loved leave vacant plaoos,
Everyw?ero the sad eyes meet us,
In the evening's dusk they greet us,
And to come to thom entreat us,
"You aro growing old," they tell us,
"You are moro alone," they tell us,
"You can win no now affection,
You have only recollection,
Deepest sorrow and dejection,"
Too true. Ltie's shores are shifting,
And wo aro shoreward drifting,
Old places, changing, fret us,
The living more forget us,
There are fewer to regret us,
But the truer life draws nigher,
And its morning star climbs higher,
Earth's hold on us grows slighter,
And the heavy burdens lighter,
And the dawn immortal brighter,
Thank God, no clouds are shifting,
O'er the land to which we're drifting,
No losses there will grieve us,
Nor loving faces leave us,
Nor death of friends bereave us,
-Albert P kc.
THE COUNTY LINEO ROAD.
BY GEORGS 8. CUTHBERTSON'.
.^^^1^^ ;' portionof the fail
^^^^^p^^^^^^ tween two conn
reason it is familiarly known to th(
adjacent residents as the "County Line
Road." In former days, before the
keen bladed ax and sharp toothed baw
of the sturdy settler liad accomplished
such a wonderful transformation ia
the appearance of ,tho lindeoape, both
sides of the road w>re lined for a
number of miles by a dense, heavy
growth of forest and underbrush.
In consequence of this fact and the
scarcity of human habitations, the
farinera who traveled over this routo
to the city markets located at its ter
mination, found an exceedingly lone
pome, oheerless ride before them. But
then, the highly remunerative prices
paid for tho results of their toil, as
was evidenced by their well filled
purses on their rejurn, offered ade
quate inducements to them to brave
the dangers and discomforts of the
Tho dangers to?which we refer were
occasioned by a band of outlaws who
had established their headquarters in
this extensive belt of timber.
Startling were the stories circulated
concerning the bold t?eeds of this ruf
fian gang ; many wereithe farmers that
could testify from bitter experience
to the veracity of these s:ories ; and
numerous were the attempts made to
apprehend and bring the criminals to
justice. But all to no purpose. The
"County Lino Road" continued to
possess a reputation so unsavory that
it struck ierror into the*hearts of those
?who were obliged to trowel its lonely
Robert Emmet was only eighteen
years of age when his father died and
left him in charge of their newly Bot
tled partially cleared farm with the
responsibility resting on his inexperi
enced young shoulders of caring and
providing for his widowedanother and
his two small brothers.
Robert was-a healthy, activo youth,
with a olear brain and strong, well-de
veloped muscles. He fully realized
the gravity of his position and cheer
fully and bravely went to work. By
dint of earnest, tireless efforts, fine
crops of grain and vegetables were
grown and harvested ; so that, when
in the waning life of autumn there
came whisperings of the arrival of
blustering winter, the Emmet family
found themselves plentifully provided
with food and an ample surplus of
farm produce which, when sold, would
bring in sufficient revenue to meet all
the expenses incurred in the manage
ment of their farm and household.
But in order that this happy result
might be brought about, it was, of
course, necessary ?iat Robert should
convey to the city markets the prod
ucts of his summer's labor over the
ill-famed "County Line Road."
lt was not a pleasant prospect that
confronted him. Just the week pre
vious his nearest neighbor went on a
similar expedition and returned, tell
ing a doleful story, having been re-t
lieved of his watch and all his money.
A couple of days following this af
fair a well organized posse of men,,
under leadership of the sheriff, started
out, determined upon capturing the
highwaymen. Seouring the wood for
nearly a week, they wero on the point
of giving np, when a rude log cabin,
was discovered in a deep ravine.
Hero they came upon three members;
of the gang, who, being taken by sur
prise, surrendered after a slight resis
These welcome tidings were joy?ully
received by everybody, but no one
felt more jubilant over them than did.
the hero of this narrative, Robert Em-i
Ho now believed he would be able,
to carry his produce to market, and
return therefrom in safety. Nor was
he mistaken, for a month passed,
rapidly by, during whioh time he
made several successful trips ; and, as
a natural result, the carefully hoarded
earnings, tucked snugly away in the.
old stocking in the tin box under the
loose board in the corner of the
kitchen floor, had beoome enlarged to
such an extent as to burst from thet
confinement of their wooly prison.
'f.uQ day arrived at last when Robert '
was to make his last visit to the city.
Thankful, indeed, for his past good
fortune and Lappy in the thought of
the near-by termination of his labor,
he bade the clear ones at home fare
well, and gaily mounted to his place
on the load.
Justly proud was he of the team of
beautiful prancing colts which, ht.'ovy
as proved their burden, pulled so
strongly on tue bridle reins in the en
deavor to cover the ground at a faster
gait, that it had made their youthful
master's arms ache to hold them down
to a steady pa oe.
Robert was far on his way when day
light's rosy hues began io tingo the
eastern horizon. The weather was
sharp and frosty, at the roads like
pavement, so hard v? 1 they frozen,
ullil thft nity u;aj eoio) -oaoliod onrlj
in the afternoon.
Before nightfall ho ! pucceeded :
in disposing of tho mt portion of
his load,and what reniai was parted
with the following morai]
Quito a handsome BU ia. > 'as gained
from the sale. The coin he carried in
a leathern pouch in his breeches '
pocket, while the billa were carefully ;
rolled up in a bunch and stowed away '
in an inside pocket of his vest. ,
When his team had finished their ,
feed of grain he started out on the
homeward journey. His heart was as
light as the fleecy clouds that floated '
lazily about on the western margin of
the sky, and he hummed a lively tune j
as the wagon rattled along over the
It was still early in the day and few j
conveyances were abroad and thoso j
were headed toward the city. For the j
first ten of tho thirty-four miles farm ,
bouses were numerous, but after that j
the country grew gradually wilder, ,
with settlors' homes less in number (
and located farther apart. >
Arriving within a milo of the forest, j
Robert perceived a tall figure rise ?
suddenly from the ditch at the road- (
side and walk ahead with slow, halting j
mover ents. As he drew nearer he j
could Bee a woman. She was attired j
in a dress of coarse, dark material and |
a thick woolen shawl hung in Icose ,
folds around her shoulders. Her head
gear consisted ol! a small felt hat, over ,
which was drawn a close, brown veil ,
that completely concealed her fea- (
tures. Her hands were enveloped in |
mittens and in one of them she carried ,
a little wioker basket, whose contends (
were hidden from view by a 6trip of ,
paper tucked about it. (
As Robert drove up the woman (
paused and turned around. She didn't ,
raise her veil when she spoke, and her \
voice was low and hoarse. j
"Would you give an old woman a (
ride?" she asked, and then went off f
into a paroxysm of coughing. i
"Certainly, ma'am!" said Robert, \
cheerfully, at the same time bringing *
his team to a stop. ?
"What a terrible cold the poor <
thing's got," was his mental comment, t
as he looked down pityingly.
When tho fit of coughing had
subsided she clambered slowly into
the wagon and took a place beside tho
young teamster, who drew up the
heavy robe and kindly assisted in ^
arranging and tucking it around his
"Quite chilly," he remarked, bet- '
tiing himself again on his seat.
Bat his companion made no reply,, )
and he concluded that she did not de- '
sire to enter into conversation. So ,
they drove along in a silence broken 1
only by tho noise of the vehicle and
the olatter of the horses' hoofs on the (
Bat it Robert's tongue was silent, (
his thinking powers were by no means j
dormant, and over him there crept a
vague, uncertain feeling that every- ?
thing was not just as it should be. (
Now and then he stole a glance at tho
woman, who sat as motionless as a
During one of these glances the .
stiff breezo that was blowing caught a j
corner of the veil and flung it back, ,
exposing for an instant a stubby j
growth of bla3k chin whiskers! (
Immediately tho stranger pulled (
down the unruly covering and in- ,
dulged in another etry, racking cough.
"A woman with a beard !" thought
Rob art in dismay, and then in a flusb
he realized that sea ted beside him was
a man in disguise, a man belonging to 1
a gang of highwaymen. <
It was a startling discovery, but 1
evidently his unweloome passenger <
was totally unaware that he had j
What should he do? He must de
cide quickly, for soon the forest would .
be reached and in its gloomy mazes
no doubt other highwaymen were Eta- !
tioued at the spot where it was intend- ?
ed he should be robbed of his hard- ?
earned money. Suddenly ho gave a !
quick little jerk of his head which
tilted his hat over on his ear, and the [
wind catching it, offit went.
"Whoa! Pnuca! Whoa, Topsy!" he ;
orieil; "Whoa, I say! I've lost m v hat.
.Til hold tho horses till you get it," j
said his companion, checking with ap- \
parent effort another attack of cough
"Oh, no, ma'am 11 couldn't think
of it. They're a pair of colts and very
difficult to manage unless you under
stand them. I'll hold them and you
may do me the kindness to get my
The counterfeit woman appeared
nndecided a minute, then depositing
tho basket in the bottom of the wagon,
dropped down over tho wheel to the
ground and hobbled off in tho direc- j
tion of the ditch.
Robert watched until the hat bad j
been picked up, and then spoke sharply !
to tho horse*, at the same time strik- i
ing them lightly over their bac ?s with i
The noble animals sprang forward ;
with a bound and strnck into a steady j
run. A torrent of oaths falling on his j
ears above the raoket of tho wagon,
tho young driver glanced over his ';
shoulder and saw that his late com
panion had torn off tbs veil and was
running rapidly alter him. But it
was not long until there was a long
distance between them.
"Well done, my good horses," he
said, approvingly. "You deserve a
double quantity of oats to-night and
if T live to get home, you shall have
it. Ah! here's that strange little
basket, I must Eee what's in it."
Picking it up ho cautiously removed
the paper and two well-charged, large
caliber revolvers were revealed to his
The wood was entered with consid
erable apprehension, still he felt safer
than if he had been destitute of means
to defend himself. But nothing of a
suspicious nature was further encoun
tered and-much to his relief-the
journey was concluded in safety.
Detroit Free Press. *
WORDS OF WISO 031.
You know the man when you know
the company he keeps.
If good advice wore gold, every poc
ket would be full of money.
Thc man who has a strong will is
often strong in nothing else.
Hypocrisy is a certificate of good j
character vice gives to virtue.
The world's creed is, "He is the best
man who wears tho best coat."
Tho man who is envious of evil doers
will soon be an evil doer himself.
The man who will not live up to his
convictions is untrue to himself.
Gray hair and wrinkles may come,
but a happy heart is always young.
Where the temperature is just right
for a saint it is too warm for a sinner.
The mau who stauds behind truth
to fight has a shelter that is bullet
If all the humor of lifo could only
bo known, what a jolly world this
Tho man whoso knowledge all comes
from books will not find it the power
Trying to look like n sheep has
never yet produced any wool on the
back of a goat.-Ram's Horn.
Lawyers in France, according to a
Rochester gentleman, who has just
returned from a three years' sojourn
in Paris, do not have such an easy
time as they do in this country, says
the Union and Advertiser. There, far
from encouraging the bright young
nen of tho land to enter into the legal
profession, i'; would seem that they are
liscouraged and every obstacle thrown
in their path, the result generally
being that it is only a rich man who
jan bo a iawyer.
"Under the regulations at present
in force," says this Rochester gentle
nan, "barristers, after they have kept
.noir terms and passed a sort of three
fears' novitiate, during which th6y
lave the title of advocate, but bave no
roice in tho deliberations of the conn
5il of discipline, aro ins?ribed on
;he rolls. Thoy can plead during
;he three years' probation, but it is a
lort of ompty privilego in nine cases
>ut ten. When an eminent barrister
n France employs a junior it
s generally some one inscribed on
?he rolls ; should ho employ the pro
bationer, the honor thus accorded him
nust suffice. He does not pay him.
"But he must live, and here ia
vhere tho problem comes in, which is
nuch more easily solved by tho Ameri
;an or English young lawyer than it is
>y his Parisian brother. In the first
dace, there is the outlay for his gown,
>r beretta, which comes close to $16,
inless ho prefers to hire it at the rate
)f ten cents per day. Then he must
?ngoge eome one to teach him deport
nent, for this is an essential q'ualifica
ion in this land, where King Etiquette
.ules with an iron hand. The services
>f professor of the conservatory must
dso be called in to train his voice,
inless nature has been kind to him in
bat respect. But theso expenses are
nere incidents. He must, above all,
lot live in small chambers and rent
lingy offices. Poverty is a poor key
o opon the pockets of clients."
History of the Inauguration Ball.
The inauguration ball dates from
he very beginning. There was a ball
vhen Washington was inaugurated in
Sew York, but owing to the pressure
>f other demands upon his time, it did
lot take place till the evening of
March 7. Washington attended and
performed a minuet with Miss Yan
5andt, and danced cotillions with Mrs.
?eter Van Brugh Livingston, Mrs.
Maxwell and others. There waa no
jn'.l at his second inauguration be-'
?ause of its extremely quiet charaoter,
md there was none when Mr. Adams
?arno in becanso of tho general grief
)ver Washington's departure. I can
ind no mention of a ball when Jeffer
lon waa inaugurated, but there waa
>no when Madison came in, and since
hen there has been no break in the
?ustom. Thero were two when Polk
vas inaugurated, and two when Taylor
?ucoeoded him-an administration and
in opposition ball on each occasion,
loth very well attended. The crush
vas so great at the Taylor administra
ion ball that many persons narrowly
?souped injury, and thero were loud
lomplaints because of the inadequate
lupply of refreshments.-Century.
Some Vital Statistics.
In Russia there were 4,250, OOO births
ast year, or 1,037,000 more thar: the
leaths. lu Ibo United States thero
yere 1,050,000 more births than
PLEASANT LITERATURE FOE
FE 3! IX I MC READERS.
Blaok handkerchiefs are announced
as the latest craze in Paris. A pleas
ing modification of this fancy is a white
handkerchief with a black border em
broidered with a wreath of tiny flow
ers. Handkerchiefs of palo pink
mauve, yellow, blue and eveu purple,
are among the season's novelties, and
they are embroidered with white ini
tials and trimmed around with lace ;
but the daintiest of all is a pure white
handkerchief sheer and fine, with a
flight of butterflies embroidered in
one corner and reaching well into the
THE RUSSIAN TOQUE.
The small, snug Eussian toque is a
comfortable and welt-favored head
covering this season, and it is worn
alike with driving, walking, and hand
some "dress" costumes, according to
the quality and quantity of materials
aad garnitures which compose it.
Popular and becoming toques of a
beautiful shade of Bussian blue or
golden brown velvet havo soft crowns
ol: very moderate height, the brims
bordered narrowly with sable, mink,
or ottor fur, with a small animal's head
in front, and as a trimming an aigrette
of fur tails resting on a full pompon
of brown marabout feathers.
DH AB IS FAVORED.
Drab ia one of the season's favored
colora. The French call it "winter
sky," but this is too poetic a title for
ita uncompromising dull metallio
tone. It is not like soft nun's gray,
swallow gray, silver, dove, fawn or
anything as delicate and dainty. Drab
A not a beooming color on its own
merits. We associate it with the coats
and gowns of the Quakers, when far
stricter in sectarian and dreas matters
than they are now, and with the old
Puritan drivers of the defunct stage
coach, with their many-caped long
dr ?b coats. But a French modiste can
easily make a gown of beauty out of
ovon drap cloth. She combines it with
black and Danish or Spanish or Brit
ish red so artistically and deftly that
the dowdy dress of drab becomes in
tho hands of this sartorial prestidigi
tator a triumphant success. Set it
against, for example, one of tho brick
red gowns of cloth with a black and
white vest,and a brick-red velvet toqne
en suite, and rivalry there is none be
tween the two. The one is vulgar and
provokingly aggressive,tho other suffi
ciently smart and eminently attractive,
but quiet withal. Another faucy of
the French woman combines the drab
material with cream cloth accessories
braided in gold or stripped with the
narrowest lines of red and gold braid
laid sido by side.
THE COSTLIEST MATERIALS EVER WOVEN.
One of the most beautiful aud with
out doubt thc costliest materials even
woven in Lyons, France, is the mag
nificent aud unique brocade manufac
tured last summer for the German Em
press. The ground is silvery-white
silk, and the highly raised design con
sist of bold sprays of flowers and foli
age, amoDg which bright plumaged
birdo disport themselves. Every petal,
leaf or feather is perfect, and the
whole stands out in such strong relief
that at r. distance the effect is as though
the pattern was laid lightly upon the
One weaver alone was capable of
producing this masterpiece, und it
took him many long months to com
plete a piece of sufficient length for a
gown. Tho wages he received,' in
addition to his ordinary pay, were at
the rate of $20 per yard, tho eventual
price of the brocade being $120 per
yard. The stuff had beeu specially
ordered for a State gown for tho Em
press, but when Her Majesty beheld
it sho instantly exclaimed that it was
far too beautiful to cut up, and gave
the command that curtains bo made
of it instead of utilizing it for tho pur
pose originally intended. Up to that
dato tho most expensive material on
record wa3 tho cloth of gold bought
by Louis XIV. for a dressing gown,
which cost, according to modern
reckoning, the respectablo sum of $33
THE WAIST NOT DOO?tED.
M.-iny imleed aro t'uo falso prophets
that have nrisoa and sounded forth the
extinction aud doom of tho fancy
waist, the separate waist, tho blouse,
the surplice and any of the rest of the
corsages not made en suite with the
dress skirt. We heard and trembled,
for is it not a universal favorite, a
most trim, conveniont, and faithful
friend? Verily it is all these and much
more, but its merits need not be on
larged upon; they are known and
thoroughly appreciated by all except
the very limited minority whose busi
ness it is, for their profit, to invent
new and not always desirable fashions.
Long live the separate waist, plain or
fancy, nay I, and I am positivo that
the same wish lives in the hearts of at
least nine-tenths of my countrywomen.
Of course there are waists and waists,
and of course the most perfect styles
are made or sold by high class modistes
or importers, and tho rango from these
special elegant garments down to the
cashmere waists sold for less than a
dressmaker would fit and finish one
for, ia something wonderful. One
cannot cordially praise many of the
models offered even at first class retail
houses that are made of flimsy mulls
and other perishable materials, and so
gathered, and puffed, and pleated, and
tucked, that not a few look rumpled
and wilted while in the hands of the
seller, yet thoy are marked at what
seems an absurdly high price. The
waist may be silk lined and the outer
material chiffon, and it may possibly
bear the name of some famed designer,
and yet a woman of taste would quickly
pass it by for one of plainer and more
durable style. If one would be econ
omical and at the same time gain in
appearance by tho choice, she would
better select a good quality of, say,
fancy satin, in dark blue, dotted or
hair lined with gold, or if more be
coming, a deep Jacqueminot red,
barred lightly or dotted with black or
green; adding to the collar, belt, and
sleeves a narrow but handsome gimp
trimming, plain or "jewelled." After
wearing the waist many times, it will
be found very little the worso tor its
use. The possessor of the moro ephe
meral waists, necessary, ol course, for
full dress occasions, ein but regard
their condition with dismay even after
a few hours' wear. Tho weight of an
opera cloak has a most demoralizing
eflect on chiffon. The traditional but
terfly's wing is not more easily brushed
to destruction. Brocaded silk is now
lashionably used for fitted blouses
and fancy waists, and is likewise re
quisitioned for parts of tho bodice
formad of faced cloth, wool canvas,
boucle textiles, silk and wool goods,
etc., to which tho brocade imparts u
distinctively dress appearance.-New
LAND OF TOYS.
Creat Attention Paid to Children's Plea
sures in Mexico.
Mexico has often heen called the land
cf sunshine and the land of flowers,
but lt might with equal reason he
called the land of toys. There is proba
bly no city in the world where more
attention is paid to the production of
everything that will please and amuie
children. There are street peddlers
without number, sidewalk booths and
great stores that do nothing but sell
A great surprise ls in store for the
average American upon coming to
Mexico. The stores are wonders of
beauty and completeness. But from tho
outside one gains little idea of the
beautiful things inside. A window full
of dolls is all you see; you go in and
ask, either in words or signs, to seo
the toys and you are taken upstairs
into wonderland and shown toys im
ported from every part of the world.
The dolls are from three inches high
to three feet, beautifully dressed ,and
cost in gold from 50 cents to $20. Thers
are baskets beautifully lined, In which
you will find a doll of any size you
wish, dressed completely, and beside
her will be from three to twelve com
plete suits of underclothes, dresses,
shoes and hats, iou will see entire
beu room sets, brass beds with canopy
tops, all made up, with lace draperies,
a wash stand with complete toilet sot,
and the dresser. Another thing for
girls, which would complete the play
house ls a cooking stove. These range
in size from 2 by 11-2 feet to the larg
est, 3 by 2 1-2 feet. The largest one is
the most complete. It has an oven a
foot wide by two long, and und?r this
ls an alcohol burner; then, on top of
the stove are six holes, with utensils
that will hold about a pint each, and
under each of these holes is an alcohol
burner. It has a hot water tank, and
besides the six utensils ls a wash boiler.
The musical toys are numberless.
There are bears that dance as the
music box plays; boys that play leap
frog to music, and negro boys that
play the banjo and dance. There is no
limit to the number of different kinds.
Boys cannot help being pleased with a
miniature stable, with horses, carriages
and harness all complete. There are
jockey outfits, and steam engines with
alcohol fires, and in fact every kind of
toy under the sun can be found In
Mexico, from the funny rag dolls made
by the Indians to completely furnished
houses imported from Europe.-Modern
Unique Umbrella Handles.
Umbrellas are displaying quite as
many departures in style as articles of
attire supposed to be moro distinctly
modish. The latest edict is that the
umbrella must always match the gown,
and tailor-made women are having um
brellas made up iu just the shade of
their street gowns-a costly fancy, but
surely a pretty one to be commended
for those who can afford it. A purple
tailor gown requires au umbrella of
purple silk, lined with silk of pale ca
nary color, for the lining of the new
umbrella is always of a different shade.
A green gown demands au umbrella of
sapphire, lined with turquoise, and
In the matter of handles there are
still greater novelties. The jeweled
ones are more elaborate than ever, but
newer than these is the handle made
to repsent the head of an animal. Fad
dish women are greatly taken with the
handles which represent the heads of
dogs and cats, and which are always
after a striking realistic fashion.
A Lost Temperance Lesson.
Colonel Eaintuck (offering his flask
to a stranger on'railroacl train)-"Have
a swig, stranger?"
Stranger (a temperance advocate, with
dignity)-"No, sir, I thank you."
"All right; got your own flask, I
reckon. That's the best wav, after
"Some years ago, when traveling in
Alaska, I came across a tribe which
had never known the taste of liquor
"Eh? White men?"
"Of course, of course-enough to
make anybody savage."-New York
A Claim lo Antiquity.
"Mother," said a thoughtful Boston
child to his maternal relative.
"What is it, Waldo?"
"Is Philadelphia older than Bos
"Of course not, my son. The first
settlement was made in Charlestown
in lf>30, while William Penn did not
arrive on the site of Philadelphia un
til iifty-five years Inter,"
"That was always my impression,
mother, but how is it that Philadel
phia is mentioned in the Bible, while
Boston is not?"-Pittsburg Chronicle
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A True Incident.-A woman was picked up in the street in an unconscious con
dition and hurried to the nearest hospital. On examination her body was found
to be covered with sores caused by the hypodermic injection of morphine.
This mere wreck of a woman had once held an honorable and lucrativo
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stead of taking rest and medical treat
ment, she reported to the stimulus of
The hospital physicians discov
ered that her primary trouble was
an affection of the womb, which
could readily have been cured in
thc first stages.
If, when she had felt those se
vere pains in the back, the terrible
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Why will women let themselves
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pended on morphine, instead of seeking a radical cure.
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