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BRIGANDS IN GREECE.
SOLDIERS WHO COULDN'T WHIP
TURKS BECAME OUTLAWS.
Ono of the Calamities Following the Re
cent Inglorious War-Merchants Ilehl
for Kansom-The Country Returning to
tho Conditions of Thirty Years Ago.
One of the most lamentable conse
quences of tho disastrous appeal to
arms recently made by Greece is thc
sudden outcropping of lawlessness and
brigandago in the north, due to the un
settled conditions there. It is reported
from Athens that several rich mer
chants from Thessalian towns, who fled
tb the mountains to escape the Turks,
are held for ransom by bandits. If they
had stuck to their shops and trusted to
the moderations of the Turks, they
would have been all right, but tb ey
could hardly escape, being "ra
when the entire province was stam
peded by panic fright.
The increase of lawlessness is pre
cisely what might have been predicted
by one knowing tho habits of the peo
ple. Brigandago is in the blood along
the frontier, and it has never been
altogether suppressed. It is true that
in Greece, as in Italy, there have been
few recent attacks upon travelers. It
was in 1870 that brigands made a dar
ing raid upon tourists about six miles
from Athens as the crow flies, and
filially murdered an Italian and three
Englishmen because of nome difficulty
about the ransom. Nothing of conse
quence has been attempted against
travelers since. Tourists usually go
in parties and armed. They are in
variably accompanied by horse-boys
and generally by an armed dragoman,
60 that a small baud of road agents
.might hesitate about attacking them.
A more powerful incentive to letting
travelers alone, however, is the fact
that a raid upon foreigners always
causes a sensation and leads to moro
strenuous attempts to break up the
business. It is safer in Thessaly, as
in Sicily, to prey upon natives, about
whose misfortunes the outside world
The proximity of Thessaly to the
border is one reason why bandits have
continued to thrive there., while in thc
Peloponnesus they have ceased opera
tions entirely. It is so easy to slip
acros? the frontier and return laden
with booty from a town on the other
side, ana perhaps a prisoner or two,
that both Turks and Greeks have con
tinued the practice.
: Mediaeval way? of looking at things
still prevail in Greece. Men often
carry guns when they go abroad, in
the wilder ^arts. The courier with
whom I traveled in Greece last Febru
ary, writes a correspondent of the
Philadelphia Press, carried a murder
ous looking sheath knife. I asked
him why he did not use a revolver in
stead, bnt he said he was afraid to
(handle one, though he had served his
time in the army. Towns are placed
for defense against attack, not for con
venience, exactly as they were 2000
years ago. One of the largest villages
in Southern Greece is Dhivri, which
lies away up among the snowy hills, so
hidden from the main road through
the valley that during the Avar of lib
eration two or three thousand Greeks
hid there and were never found by the
i Convents are ' like forts. I stopped
one night at tir? great Convent of the
Megaspetaeon, which is perched 1200
* feet above the valley, built into a cave
.^-?trthe face of a sheer cliff. This strong
point was never captured by the Turks
iu 1S24-27. The monks tucked their
long gowns into their boots, and with
consecrated cannon sent Ibrahim
Pasha's troops flying down tile valley.
" "The Monastery of Meteora, in Thes
saly, is holding out no,w in similar
fashion against the Turkish invasion
of 1897, rolling rocks down ou them
in the good old-fashioned way. Prior
Kallistratos Papageorgios of the
Megaspelaeon told me, while he
showed the firmans of many a dead
and gone Sultan, that the mouks were
really better off under Turkish rule;
but blood is thicker than water.
In the present lawless state of the
ocoupied province young men in whose
hands guns have been placed ure join
ing the bandits in considerable num
bers. There isn't much else that they
can do. The practice of waging war
by "irregulars," too, is reacting
against Greece, whioh permitted it.
These undisciplined bands are made
np of men of reckless character, who
from the very first could not be re
strained from taking to pillage, with
warfare as a secondary consideration.
Supplied with rifles and plenty of cart
ridges, many of them will not go home
until their ammunition is gone, and
meanwhile things are pretty lively.
The field correspondents of the Eng
lish newspapers were fired upon more
than once during the short campaign
by these gentry.-Philadelphia Press.
Landslide Exposes Coins.
A large find of old coins, which
have lain hidden underground for over
1550 years-since the time of the
Three Kingdoms-was accidentally
brought to light last May in the
Chushan district, in Northwest Hupeh,
din ing a heavy downpour of rain, says
a Shanghai contemporary. On the
4th of May a considerable tract of
land washed off from a bill, and the
landslip exposed the hidden treasure.
The villagers in the neighborhood
flocked to tho spot to help themselves
to it, and the news of the strange dis
covery was at onco telegraphed to His
Excellency Chang Chintung, who
ordered the local officials to gather the
coins with all dispatch.
It is said that the quantity gathered
represents as many as 7,000,000
strings, and the coins are unusaally
large, resembling in size those of the
Hsienfung resign .ubout forty-five
years ago) of the present dynasty.
The Viceroy is sending 300 strings to
Peking under charge of a Taotai for
the perusal of the Emperor. The
coins bear on one side the characters
of the reign of the monarch and on
the other (Szechuen) the seat of the
Government that issued them.
"Lost at Sea."
Many a fishing schooner that sails
out of Gloucester with her ensign flut
tering gaily from tho "main truck"
comes in by Cape Ann, on her return '?
from the "Banks," with her colors at '
half-mast. A dory or two lost in the i
fog or run down ir thick weather by '
an ocean greyhound that no more felt 1
the collision than if it crushed an egg
shell-at all events, a couple of men
or more for Davy Jones's locker-such
is only too often the tale brought
baok from the fishing grounds to
Gloucester, our chief fishing port.
Tears at parting, wee'es of anxious :
suspense, and when the ship comes
home tears again for a lost husband, I
son, or brother-that story ie common
eDongh on Massachusetts Bay. And <
even if neighbors say, "Don't cry, -
dearie! Perhaps some ship has picked i
him up, and he'L como back to yon," i
the hope is short-lived. "Lost at
sea" is a familiar line in the death- j
column of the Gloucester papers.- j
St. Nicholas. J i
THE INNOCENT CONVICTED.
Shot While Defending His Muster and
Hanged as a murderer.
"Appearances are deceiving," said
an old lawyer the other ??.y. "The
strongest case of circumstantial evi
dence I ever kuew was against an in
nocent man. My father was a lawyer,
and in the criminal praotico. One of
his clients was hanged for murder
which he never committed.
"Just at the edge of our town lived
a rich old man in a grand old house.
He had no family, and waa alone with
his servants. One night there was a
fearful disturbance in his house, and
neighbors hurried in. Several pistol
shots had been fired. Tue rich old
man was dead, with a bullet in his
brain, and tho bu bi ar lay with his
hands full of jewelry and watches,
right in the doorway of the old man's
room, with a bullet iomswhere in his
head, but was not dead.
"His revolver lay by his side, and,
so far as could be seeu, tho whola
story was told right there. The butler,
who had attempted to rob his master,
had been caught in the act and shot,
but had killed the cid maa in th?
fight. That was the only translation
to it, and here was no other for several
days, because the butler had a very
serious wound and was delirious for a
week. However, it was not fatal, and
as soon as he was himself he made a
statement to the effect that he had
been awakened in the night by foot
steps, and he had taken his pistol,
which had only two loads in it out of
five, and gone down into the hall be
low to see what the noise was.
"He noticed that his master's door
was partly open, at the far end of the
hall, and hurried toward it. As ha
approached it he heard his master
speak to some one, asking who was
there, and with that there was a pistol
shot and he jumped into tho room,
grabbing a burglar as ho did so, and
at tho same time getting a shot in the
head from his master's pistol. Beyond
that he remembered nothing moro.
This was the condition of tho affair
when my father took .arge of it, and,
though he really believed the butler's
story, and tried to prove it,'he could
not do it, and the man was finally
hanged. A year later a burglar was
shot by a policeman in the city near
est us, and he confessed on his death
bed that he was the murderer of our
rich man. He had hidden in the
house early in the evening, had col
lected all he could of jewelry and
other portable valuables, and was
about getting out when he was caught
both by the old man and the butler,
aud that the butler had got the bullet
intended for him, as he had run into
the room just as tho old mau fired.
Dropping everything in his sudden
surprise, he rushed down stairs and
hid in the hallway, froai where he
slipped aa soon as tho front door was
opened. In the excitement he was
not observed, and he got away with
out any trouble at all, as tho nearness
to the city made strangers so common
that their presence excited no sus
picion. I'll never forget that inci
dent, and I'll never be in favor of tho
death penalty on circumstantial evi
dence, I don't care how strong it is.
Even lynch law is le3s unjust."-Chi
Drinkiii? In Hot "Weather.
On the whole exhortations to avoid
cold drinks are in order, but tue advice
is just as useful as the advice to keep
away from the fireplace wheo your toes
are half frozen. The temptation to a
man who has a little silver in his
pocket to cool himself, though but a
few minutes, with a beaker of frothing*
beer, or a glass of soda or mineral
water, or one of those inventions of
seraphs, that contain straws-this re
fers to the invention,not the seraphs
and slices of lemon and sugar and a
berry and curious red or brown or
yellow fluids and perhaps a bit of mint;
this temptation is to be resisted only
at cost of a struggle that leaves a man
weak, crushed and more iu need of
something to drink than before. Now
that exercise is more popular ihan it
used to be, now that people who used
to scorch their souls on tho pavements
scorch the country roads on bicycles,
the desire to drink, if not fc?i9 need, is
more urgent than ever. Road houses
have gone up by hundreds along lately
solitary highways, and their proprie
tors wax comfortable on their vendings.
They protrude sigus from their door
ways with the deliberate intent of
bringing the wheelman to a sudden
realization of the warmth of the day
and the absence of needed fluid in his
tissues. Spiegelmeyer's beer and the
Half Bottle Bottling Company's birch
beer and sarsaparilla and So and So's
soda, to say nothing of cold milk and
iced tea, are advertised at these re
sorts, and the advertisement is very
hard to pass at 3 o'clock ou a summer
afternoon with the birds gasping on
the trees and the thermometer crack
ing in the yard. Yes, it is vain to
preach against the use of cooling liquids
in hot weather, but, one m?y still ad
vise moderation. Never drink when
you are heated; never drink when you
are exercising, never drink when you
are thinking, never drink when you
are thirsty. Where's the office boy
with that ice water?-Brooklyn Eagle.
A Useful Ant-Eater.
When a horde of yellow caterpillars
infested the linden trees at the Zoologi
cal Gardens last week, Head Keeper
Manley, who is in charge during tho
absence of Superintendent Brown, was
sadly puzzled for a way to get rid of
the pests. Poisonous sprinkling mix
tures, tar and coal oil were applied to
the "rees, but the results fell far short
of what had been hoped. The cater
pillars flourished in spite of all, and.
seemed to increase in numbers. Then
the ingenious head keeper had a happy
idea. He took the South Americau
ant-eater from its cage, and, securing
it with a collar and a long cord, started
it up one of the trees. The way the
creature laid about with its long sticky
tongue, scooping in caterpillars by the
dozen, more than realized Manley's
greatest expectations. It took to
them with a3 much relish as though
they were its natural food, and in the
course of half an hour completely
cleaned the tree. Manley put the ant
eater up another tree and it ate until
it was gorged. Since then it has been
turned out three times a day, and so
great have been its industry and appe
tite that the caterpillars are nearly
exterminated. -Philadelphia Record.
Why the mosquito Poisons People.
The mosquito doesn't poison people
purposely. It exudes from its pro
boscis an irritating, acrid poison which
is supposed to lubricate the deadly
seven lances enclosed in the pointed
protective sheath which is known as
the insect's "bill."
There are 130 known species of mos
quitoes, and the Culex Jersiticus,
which plagues people of this vicinity,
is not the worst of the lot by any
It is said the mosquito has a bene
ficent place in the plan of nature. Its
poison, some authorities declare, is
mti-malarial.-New York Journal.
OUK BUDGET OF HUMOR
LAUCHTER.PROVOKINC STORIES FOR.
LOVERS OF FUN.
In Error-Assumed a Disguise-They Had.
Keen In Battle -The Vernacular
Dressing Him Down-Paradoxical-An
Advantage-A Burning Question. Etc.'
He could not seo the coming blight,
Knew not how soon he'd be beraft;
But said, "You lovo rae; am I right?"
Low answered she, "No, slr; you're left!"
Ho Wouldn't Do a Thiner to lt.
Josh-"They say all kinds of dis
eases come from microbes nowadays."
Hiram-"I wish I had a hold of
the microbe that started off my rheu
Assumed a Disguise.
Reporter-"You didn't catch the
Sheriff-"No; he changed his name
ten mile3 back and threw me off the
"Don't you think he puts on too
"Ye3, and a good deal of front; but
I don't think it has any backing."
The Supply Exhausted.
The Old Fisherman-"Don't seem
to be any fish around here."
The Cynic - "Shouldn't suppose
there were; everybody in this region
has caught so mauy."
Tho Orthodox Thing;.
Papa-"And did you think for one
moment that that clerk of mine was in
a position to propose to you?"
Daughter-"Why, certainly, Papa
Ho was on his knees."
Tliey Had Been In Battle.
First Old Soldier-"There's some
tiling familiar about that woman
Second Old Soldier-"That's so.
guess it's the powder."-Puck.
Their First Breakfast.
Mr. Youugwed-"Darling, this eg
seems to be pretty well cooked."
Mrs. Youugwed (delighted) ^ "
thought so. Why, dearest, I boiled
it for over half an hour."-Judge.
Sudds-"The circus poster is a par
adoxieal work of art."
Sudds-"It is decided in its views
anr1 yet you'll find it on the fence."
A Privileged Fair.
Hojpck-"Silence is golden, I be
Tomdik-"So they say."
Hojack-"Then the nuptials of
deaf mute couple might be called
go.den wedding. "-Detroit Free Press
Dressing Him Down.
"I believe you'd stand before a
mirror all day," said Mr. Closely
snappishly, "doing nothing but chauge
"Perhaps I would," replied Mrs
Closely, dreamily, "if I had the
He Interprets tho Contract.
Customer - "You remember you
sold me this coat yesterday? You said
you would return the money if it
Clothing Merchant-"But, my dear
sir, it vos quvite satisfactory; I nef er
had potter money as dot in all my life.'
"I envy her complexion," said
"But she freckles and tans so easi
ly!" replied Mamie.
"That's just it. She can go to the
seashore for a few days, and ot the
end of the season look exactly as if
she had been away all summer."
A Burning Question.
"And what is to be the subject of
lecture to-morrow night, Professor?'
"Well, my dear young lady, I can.
hardly hope it will have much interest
for you. I shall lecture on 'sun-spots. ' "
"Oh, but that's of the greatest in
terest to me. I shall certainly come.
You've no idea how I suffer from
Economy and Morals.
Wife-"John, don't you think you
better give up trying to shave your
self and go back to the barber?"
Husband-"Why, of course not.
See how much I save every m ith."
Wife-"Yes, I know that, but then
Willie is always around when yon
shave, and he is learning so many bad
words."-Ohio State Journal.
A Biased Honeymoon.
The Groom (as he recovers sensibil
ity)- "W-here am I?"
The Bride-"Hush, darling! you
met with an accident aa we got in the
The Groom-"Horse kick me?"
The Bride-"N-n-o, darling! Pa
threw an old boot after you, and in
his excitement forgot his wooden leg
was in it."-Judge.
The Coroner and the Export.
A bridge had collapsed. Tho train
upon it had gone down into the chasm.
Tho Coroner's jury was endeavoring to
fix the responsibility. A famous ex
pert was on the witness 6taud.
"Sir," said the Coroner, with con
siderable deference, "to what do you
attribute the collapse of tho struc
The great expert deliberated.
"Wait," ho said.-Cleveland Plain
"How is it, Colonel," asked the
hopeful young bunco-steerer, address
ing the hoary-headed master of the
craft, "that you have always been so
successful in picking out juicy suck
ers, and never have to waste your time
on unprofitable s-.ibjecta?"
"I simply wait till I hear a man say
that he is a pretty good judge of
human nature," replied the veterau;
"and then I know he is just what l am
Ancient Ornaments Found.
Many gold ornaments have beon
found in a tomb in the Etruscan Cem
etery at Votulonia, making the dis
covery one of the most notable of re
cent years. A necklace, eight large
olasps, two large earrings, some hair
pins and other articles of jewely, to
gether with A sword, are among the
objects. The treasure will go to the
"Whence the Expression?
"To drink like a fish." But alcohol
invariably causes him to float wrong
side up. One per cent, of most deli
cate amylic will kill a sporting gold
fish in one hour aud thirty minutes.
Twentj per cent, will act like prussic
acid. It has been calculated by a
deep thinker that a pint of tanglefoot
will do a shark, and a quart of forty
rod a whale.-Boston Journal.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Find a way or make one. Every
thing is either pusher or pushed. The
world always listens to a man with a
will in him.-Marden.
The only worthy end of all learning,
of all science, of all life, in fact, is that
human beings should love one another
A loving confidence in the God we
have offended is the key to his heart,
the key which unlocks the treasury of
his grace.-Rev. E. M. Gouldburn,
The are no songs comparable to the
songs of Zion, no orations equal to
those of the prophets, and no politics
like those which the Scriptures teach.
If you would be well with a great
mind, leave him with a favorable im
pression of you; if with a little mind
leave him with a favorable impression
"When God sends darkness, let it be
dark. 'Tis so vain to think we can
light it up with candles, or make it
anything but dark, It may bo be
cause of the darkness we shall see
some new beauty in the stars.-The
Story of William and Lucy Smith.
Restraining grace is an amazing
work of God. It is more wonderful
than his setting a bound to the sea,
that it cannot pass over. Think what
a hell every unconverted bosom would
become if the Spirit were to withdraw
and give men over to their own
The universal reign of love, creating
new economics, a new commerce, new
politics, a new social life4 supplanting
greed of gain with passion for service,'
and mutual competition with mutual
helpfulness, unreal as it seems to us,
immersed in the struggle and held by
the habits and ruled by the ideas of
to-day, is yet the destined result and
fulfilment of the centuries and ages of
divine teaching.-Philip Moxom.
Creation is the organ, and a gracious
man finds out its keys, lays his hand
thereon, and wakes the whole system
of the universe to the harmony of
praise. Mountaius and hills, and
other great objects are as it were the
bass of the chorus; while the trees of
thc wood, and all things that have life,
take up the air of the melodious song.
High Heels Convicted Hliii.
"I never see high heels on a pair of
shon or boots," volunteered an old
detective officer to a Star reporter,
"but I am reminded of the capture of
Atzerodt, one of the Lincoln assassin
ation conspirators. It vas the high
heeled boots that he wore that brought
about his arrest. It came in this way.
Lewis J. Weichmau, the War Depart
ment clerk, on the night of the assas
sination of Lincoln, who was one of
the boarders at Mrs. Surratt's, gave
considerable information as to the
conspiracy. It was at first thought
that he waa in the conspiracy himself,
but he managed to clear himself to the
satisfaction of the authorities and was
never prosecuted. With auother de
tective officer I went to Mrs. Surratt's
house about daybreak on the morning
after the night ot the assassination.
Shortly afterward a man came to the
house with a pick and shovel. He was
dressed as a laborer and said he had
been employed to do some digging in
tho yard and wanted to seo the lady
of the house about going to work.
Mrs. Surratt, who resided in H street,
near Sixth Northwest, had been placed
under arrest during the night. The
make-up of the man was very perfect,
so much so that for a time he com
pletely threw us. off from suspecting
him. His story was very clear, aud
there were indications that there was
work needed to be done in the yard. I
told him to wait there, and later on I
would see about the work to be done.
He took a seat on a - box, and it was
then I noticed he had very high heels
on his boots. On a further examina
tion I noticed that tho boots were not
the boots that laborers wore, but were
fine calfskin, and showed that they
had been polished tho day before,
though the rain during the night had
washed much of the blacking off. This
convinced me that all was not right,
and I locked him up. In a couple of
hours I ascertained that he was none
other than Atzerodt, the mau who had
been selected by the conspirators to
murder vice-President Johnson, but
who had failed in his purpose. As it
was, it was his high-heeled boots
which first directed my suspicions to
him, and it was his high-heeled boots
which hung him. When ho was ex
ecuted he wore the same high-heeled
boots, and they were buried with
A Strange and Odd Plant.
One of the strangest and oddest of
plants known to botanists is one dis
covered in thu tropical parts of South
west Africa by Dr. Welwitsch and
sent home to Europe in 1863. A
writer says: "It is not easy to convey
an idea of such a plant; however, if
one will take an old saddle, cut the
fiap into ribbons, set it on a sand
dun?? with the ribbons of leather
spread out around it, and stick some
thing, crimson-coned at intervals
around the seat to represent the fructi
fications, seme idea of this queer .an
omaly may be had, both as to its ap
pearance and the places it inhabits."
The summit of the plant never reaches
far above the surface, and it bear two
huge leathery leaves which sprawl on
the sand on either hand. Actually
four leaves are produced-the two
cotyledons which fall away while the
plant is still young and an additional
pair placed at right angles to the coty
ledons and persisting through the life
of the plant. In time they grow to an
extraordinary size, attaining six feet
in length and two to three feet in
breadth; they ar? green, and are torn
by the wind into numerous segments,
which spread out over the earth. The
plant attains more than a century in
"age, and is one of the most peculiar
among vegetable monstrosities. Its
appearance might easily give rise to
some of the strange legends that at
tach to some little known tropical
plants.-Detroit Free Press.
A Suspension Bridge of Fence Wire!
A curious suspension bridge of fence
wire was recently constructed across
the Waukarusa River, in Douglass
County, Kansas. This stream, like so
many other Kansas rivers, swells to a
torrent at every large rainfall, so that
it was impossible for the children liv
ing across the stream to go to the
schoolhouse. The county engineer
was asked to provide a remedy. He
bought qualities of fence wire, boards
and timber. He used good sized oak
logs as piers. Strips of boards three
feet long were fastened together with
wire and over these strips was run a
plank walk two feet wide. Each end I
of the superstructure was then anchored I
to the piers; the sides, consisting of
a network of wire, were then put up.
The bridge is two hundred feet long
and is sixty feet above the water. It
is certainly a daring feat of homemade
bridge construction.-Scientific Amer
j HEARTS. ^
Man's heart's an Inn;
Its guests are for a day,
Night falls, bugle calls,
Baddie and away.
Man's heart's an Inn;
Its guests are for a night.
Eye sup, stirrup-oup,
( Soon as morn ls white.
' But woman's heart's a home;
Its master sltteth by
Fire-light and hearth bright,
Forever and for aye.
-Post Wheeler, In New York Press.
PITH AND POINT.
She-"And when did you first soo
the light of day?" He-"I believo it
was at night."
Jack-"Oh, I suppose she has her
faults!" Tom-"I thought you were
in love with her?"-Puck.
"I can't see| why you object to young
Softly: I'm sure he is constant."
"Worse than that. He's perpetual."
"Berger seems to be spending his
vacation in town?" "Yes, he spent
all his money on outing clothes."-De
Count-"My love for you is as deep
-as deep as-" Constance-"Papa's
pocketbook, dear count."-Philadel
phia North American.
Jack Dashing-"The entries are:
' Slowcoach, 105 pounds-" Miss Askins
(her first experience)-"Goodness! Is
that all that horse weighs?"-Puck.
Jones-"I wish old Richman would
give me a tip on Stocks." Smith
"If he did you'd be wishing you could
tell whether it was straight or not."
Drummer: "By whom was the play
presented in the Town Hall last night?"
Squam Corners Merchant-"It wasn't
presented-it was perpetrated."
First Dog-"This hot weather makes
me nervous. " Second Dog-' 'Me, too.
Heat seems to drive some people crazy,
and they develop a mania for shooting
Mrs. Distrait-"Dear me, this
chicken salad seems very stringy!"
Miss Frankly-"Goodness gracious, I
don't wonder! You're eating it through
your veil. "-Truth.
"I think it's absurd to say kissing
is dangerous," gushed Mrs. Lillyton.
"What possible disease could be spread
by the simple act?" "Marriage,
madam," grunted Grumpy.-Philadel
phia North American.
"To save me, I can't tell which
Jon93 girl I want to marry." "What
is the trouble?" "One makes such
delicious strawberry shortcake, but
the other oue looks so lovely on her
wheel."-Detroit Free Press.
Wallace-"So your partner fell in
the river and rose no more? Do you
think the shock of getting wet was too
much for him?" Perry Patettic
"Naw. Guess the disgrace of it broke
his heart."-Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mrs. Eastlake-"You visited Venice
while you were in Europe, I hear,
Mrs. Trotter?" Mrs. Trotter-"Yes,
indeed, and we were rowed about by
one of the chandeliers for which that
city is noted."-Harper's Bazar.
Ethel-"Well, Jimmy didn't blow
his brains out, after all, because you
refused him. He proposed to Miss
Golightly yesterday. " Maud-"Did
he? Then he must have got rid of
them in some other way!"-:London
. "Am I to take tt?is medicine inter,
nally or apply it externally?" asked
the lady customer of the drug clerk
who was filling her prescription.
"Whichever pleases you, madam; the
stuff is perfectly harmless."-Detroit
"I havo come to have a serious in
terview with you," announced the
would-be son-in-law. The old gentle
man fell right in with this idea, and
made things so serious that the young
mau was glad to escape without his
hat.-Detroit Free Press.
Caught tho Entire Swarm.
A queen bee Thursday led her swarm
of 7000 odd subjects right into the
heart of Rochester, N. Y., and a tele
graph pole was selected as the final
resting place of the swarm. Their
presenoe attracted a large throng, but
it made many of the pedestrians some
what nervous to have a swarm of bees
hovering about them, and, though the
bees do not appear to have stung any
one, they were inclined to be altogether
too familiar for comfort.
Walter B. Bargy is a man who has
passed his life in the oare of bees, and,
as the ill luck of the swarm would
have it, he happened to be passing
along while they were cutting up their
antics. He determined to attempt
their capture. He took an ordinary
soap box and climbed to the top of the
pole. He was surrounded by the
i insects, and they could have stung
him to death had they chosen to do so.
But they seemed to recognize him as a
friend, and none of them interfered
with him. He set the soap box on
top of the telegraph pole and awaited
developments. In about half an hour
about half the bees were swarming in
side the box.
He climbed up again, slipped a news
paper under the box,.and took it down.
.But he was not content with the cap
ture of only half of the tribe. He
took the box across the canal and set
it on the pile of logs just under the
canal foot bridge. On the top of the
box. he set a keg, and this proved so
much more attractive that the bees be
gan to leave the box and crawl in
thousands into the keg. The bees
which still lingered about the pole on
the other side of the canal crossed
over, and by night Mr. Bargy took to
his home 7000 bees. They are worth
$15 or $20, so he had done a pretty
good day's work.-Chicago Chronicle.
Bullets of Solid Gold.
Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain,
Secretary of State for the colonies, has
received a dispatch from her majesty's
high commissioner at the Cape stating
that in the fighting at Fort Martin,
near Hartley, South Africa, on Satur
day, the noted chief, Mashingombi,
was slain and between 400 and 500 of
his followers were taken prisoners.
The Government forces occupied all
the positions at Marlies Kraal, where
they captured more than one hundred
A dispatch from Fort Salisbury says
that the British forces took the na
tives completely by surprise. When
a charge was made upon the stock
ades the natives fled to their caves, in
which they were afterward captured,
Mashin^ombi's main cave being de
stroyed with dynamite. Mashingombi
was wounded during tho attack and
died soon after being taken prisoner.
Two bullets made of solid gold were
found after the fight.-Washington
Star. _ *
The Fall of ICome.
The extravagance of the Roman
ladies of high rank was one of the
prime causes of the fall of that mighty
empire. Lolia Poppea, who cut a wide
swath in Nero's time, was the happy
possessor of a gown said to have cost
The D tment of Agriculture Tells of
.ny That May Be Eaten.
The partment of Agriculture be
lieves t in the plant life of this
contin . may be found many addi
tions tn our dietary. Frederick V.
Coville, botanist of the department,
has spent considerable effort to exam
ine many of the plants now classed as
"weeds" which are capable of sustain
ing vitality in man. He takes the po
sition that a "wider use of green vege
tables in the dietaries of most people,
particularly those with healthy diges
tions, would be a marked benefit."
Chemistry has demonstrated largely
the substances which the human sys
tem needs, and Botanist Covillo finds
the essentials present in a great many
plants, some of which are nowhere
considered as effective food for man,
and some of which have only a local
use as human food.
Mr. Coville points out that wild
herbivorous animals feed on the fats
and carbohydrates stored up in plant
seeds in the fall. They fatten on this
diet and gather in bodily fuel for the
winter. Having exhausted their sup
ply of fat by spring, the}' make green
herbage their principal food. This
renews their muscular vigor and vi
tality. This dietary system prevails
among savage peoples, and is largely
followed by the Indians of the West
ern States. Man's food has grown
more artificial with the advauce of
civilization, until, as Botanist Coville
says, "foods aro now selected more by
custom than by instinct." The Euro
pean races are more given to eating
salads and boiled green vegetables
than the people of the United States
are. The greater part of the plant
food consumed by Americans is made
up of seeds, roots, and tubers. It is
because of this that the people of this
country are bilious.
The first weed which Botanist Co
ville would have us eat is charlock.
This plaufc grows as a weed from New
England to the Pacific coast, and is
considered a troublesome weed in the
wheat districts of Wisconsin, Minne
sota and North Dakota. It is closely
related to black mustard, another fa
miliar weed. Charlock is known in
New York State as "wild mustard,"
and is considered poisonous. Char
lock was a common pot herb in north
ern Europe centuries ago, but it has
not been recognized as a food for man
in tho new world.
The leaves of the chiccory plant are
also good to eat, and in some neigh
borhoods are thus utilized. It occurs
as a weed in tho Atlantic and Pacific
States, and hore and there in the in
terior. Its leaves grow in form of a
rosette, after tho fashion of the dan
delion. Yellow rocket is a weed com
mon throughout the Eastern States
which man might eat. It is closely
allied to the winter cress, "-hich is
used as a winter salad and pot herb in
Washington and Baltimore.
Tho dandelion is a weed which has
already gained considerable favor as a
food in the United States, though it ?3
not grown for market. It is very
common throughout the United States,
except in the extreme South and west
of the great plnins, though it has
rooted itself in certain parts of Wash
ington and California, The truckers
around Paris have been cultivating
the dandelion for many years with
good results and have developed
Beveral horticultural varieties. There
it is used largely as a salad, the plants
being eaton green or blanched.
The Department of Agriculture
calls especial attention to the dock,
two species of which, the broad-leafed
and the curled, occur as common
weeds in meadows, pastures and cul
tivated fields. Several species of
dock are used widely as a pot herb in
Europe. Dock was used extensively
by two tribes of American Indians,the
Pirnas and the Maricopas. Dock
grows in the arid regions of Arizona,
New Mexico, and Texas, where suc
culent vegetation is rare.
Lambs-quarters, or pig-weed or
goose-foot is-a weed which belongs to
the same plant family as the beet and
spinach, and ought to be used as a
table vegetable. It is cultivated in
Europe, and is very common through
out the United States.
Marsh marigold, or "cowslip," is a
native plant of North America. It
grows in swamp land all over the
northern part of the United States
and British America. It has a local
use as a pot herb, but its value in this
respect is not generallp appreciated.
Pig-weed occurs in many fields all
over this country, but the average
American does not know its value as
a food plant. It is eaten by the In
dians of the Southwest and by tho
people of Mexico. In some parts of
California it is cultivated by the
Pokeweed is used locally iu some
parts of the South, but its more gen
eral use would be gratifying to the
economic botanists of the Department
of Agriculture. The French people
have introduced this plant into their
country, and esteem it highly.
The department thinks it probable
that common nettle, milkweed, and
round-loafed mallow will come to be
regarded as good food.
The suggestions made by the de
partment may be offensive to some
people, but then it wasn't so very
long ago when the tomato, or "love
apple," was thought to be poisonous,
when the cucumber was looked upon
as a fatal dose, and when people of
the North were prejudiced against tho
"I soe they've finally invented an
"Indeed! What is it like?"
"I understand it's something like a
cocktail. "-Truth. "
Venom Inhaled with the Air,
And Imbibed with Ihn wator of a malarious lo
cality, has still a certain antidote. Experience
sanctions confidence In Hcstettcr's Stomach
Bitters as a preventive of thlsseourgn. Allover
this continent and In the tropics it has proved
itself a certain means of defense, and an erad
icant of Intermittent and remittent fevers, and
other forms of mlasina-born disease. Nor is lt
ICBM effective for kidney troubles, constipation,
rheumatism and nervousness.
A man may smile and smile aud still bo a
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A CONTENTED PEOPLE?
Mexican Villagers Whose Habits Are Very
The inhabitants of the little interior
villages of Mexico retain many of their
primitive customs. They are peace
able, congenial and religious. Their
life, though monotonous in the ex
treme, is a happy one. They cultivate
corn, beans, wheat, and possess small
herds c* cattle and goats. The
women, in addition to performing
their household duties, cultivate
vegetables, flowers, fruits and plants
for medicinal use. They raise coe .' a,
from which they spin and weave
manta (a cotton fabric) for clothing.
On their feast days, which are
many, they go to church dressed in
their bright costumes, those of the
maidens being white adorned with
ribbons of many colors. The senoras
wear striped dresses of white and
blue. The hair is worn plaited tn two
braids, while upon the head is the in
dispensable "mazclohuati" (a head
dress worn by thc lower caste Mexi
cans), woven in red cotton. The
women's eyes are large and expres
sive, and their teeth perfect and bril
liantly white. The form is slight and
the movements graceful.
The . young men dress in jackets
without sleeves an*? knee breeches.
Upon the day of their marriage they
adopt trousers, which are made by the
"Novia" (sweetheart) who has already
woven the manta. They take their
places in the church with the children,
senoritas and senoras on the right and
the men and boys on the left. They
pray and sing in the native Mexican
language, which is richer, sweeter
and more expressive than the Spanish.
In the "Dias tianguis" (market
days), they assemble and exchange
their goods. Money is a superfluity,
and the interchange is made by means
of barter and trade.
Their meals consist of "maza do
maiz" (flour of corn), which is mixed
with powdered cl "a, in making
t?males, tortillas, t-ejoles (beans),
and the native frni* and vegetables,
of which there is ai endless variety,
including aguacates, nanches, tetec
zas, ?ilapos, sandias, chicozapotes,
melones and others.
Every year the people assemble to
elect their judge, or alcalde, whom
they usually obey implicitly. This
magistrate is selected from the older
mon of the pueblo._
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