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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S.- C.. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1897.
VOL. LXII. NO 33.
A MOTHER'S EFFORT,
A Mother Sees Her Uanghter in ft Pitiful
Condition, hm MiittAsew to I*e<*'ua
From the Xtw Era, (treen*t>urg, Ind.
The st. Paul correspondent for thu .AVw
Era recently had an item regarding the cato
of Mabel Stevens, who had just recovered
from a serious illness of rheumatism an(i
nervous trouble, and was able to be out for
the first time ?D three months. The letter
stated that it was a very bad case and her
recovery was considered such a surprise to
the neighbors that it created considerable
Being anxious to learn the absolute facts
in the case, a special reporter was sent to
have a talk with the girl and her parents.
They were not at home, however, being
somo distance away. A me/sage was sent
to Mr. Stevens, asking him to write up a
full history of the oase, and a few days ago
tho following letter waereoeived from Mrs.
"ST. PAU?, IND., JU. 20, 1897.
Editors JVew Sra. Groensburg, Ind.
"DBAE SIBS: Your kind letter received
and I am glad to hare the. opportunity to
tell you about the slokness andreoovery of
Mabel. Wo don't want any newspaper no
toriety, but in a case Uko this where a fow
words of what I have to say may mean re
covery for some ohild, I feel it my duty to
i tell you of ber case.
"Two years ago this winter Mabel bogan
complaining of pains in her limbs, princi
pally in her lower limbs. She was going to
school, and had to walk about three quar
ters of a mile each day. going through all
kinds of weather. She was thirteen years
old and doing so well in her studies that I
disliked to take hex from school but we had
to do it.
"For several months she was confined to
the house, and she grew pale and dwindled
down to almost nothing. Her legs and
arms were drawn up and her appearance
was pitiful. Several doctors had attended
her, but it seemed that none of them did
her any good. Thev advised ns to take her
to tho springs, but times were so hard we
could not afford it, although we finally
managed to get her to the Martinsville
baths. Here she grew suddenly weaker,
and it seemed that she could not stand it,
but she became better, and lt seemed that
she was being benefited, but she suddenly
grew worse, and we had to bring her home.
"She lingered along, and last winterlbe
came worse again, and was afflicted with a
nervous troublo almost like the St. Vitus'
dance. For some time wo thought she
would die, and the physicians gave her up.
When she was at her worst a neighbor came
In with a box of Dr. Williams" Pink Pills for
Pale People and wanted us to try them as
they wore advertised to bo good for such
cases, and her daughter had used them for
nervousness with such good results that
she thought they might help Mabel.
"We tried them. Tho first box helped
her some, and after sh* had taken three
boxes sae was able to sit up in bed. When
she had finished a half dozen boxes she was
able to be out and about. She has taken
about nine boxes altogether now. and she
ls as well as ever, and going to school
every day, having started in again throe
weeks ago. Her cure was undoubtedly
due to these pills."
(Signed) Mas. AMANDA STEVENS."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
contain, in a condensed form, all tho cle
ments necessary to give new life and rich
ness to the blood- and restore shattered
?ervos. They are an unfailing spoclfic for
such diseases as locomotor ataxia, partial
paralysis, St. Vitus' dance, sciatica, neural
gia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the
after effect of la grippe, palpitation of the
heart, pale and sallow complexions, nil
forms of weakness either in male or female.
The Pink Pills are sold by all dealers, or will
bo sent post paid on receipt of price, 50 cents
a box, or six boxes for $2.50-(they aro
never sold in bulk or by the 100) by address
ing Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Schenec
tady, N. Y.
ROOF OF THE WORLD.
The Vast, Lone and Desolate ?lain of the
Just over the mountain wall from
Chitral lies the vast, lone and desolate
plain of the Pamirs. "Going north
eastward from Wnkhau, where dwell
stout warriors and good hunters, and
travelling by a road which ascends foi
?-v>?irt An^'o .?r.-.ther, yon
wT??c?f'ther? is !>UkAu bo LUne^P^her"1
in the world. Here a'so between two
mountains is a great lake, and run
ning over the plain is a very fine
river. TJbe plain is twelve days' jour
ney in length, and is called Pamere.
Onward the road leads to Kashgar,
which is tributary to the Great Khan. "
Such was Marco Polo's account of the
"Roof of the World," and it tallies
well with all men known to-dny of
that forbidding region. It is about
120 miles by 250 miles in extent, and
is a region of broad valleys, each
three or four miles wide. Mo6t of the
country is bare, but parts of it in the
summer yield good gross, on which
the Kirghis nomads pasture theil
flocks, the "wandering Kirghizzea,
who come on shaggy ponies from
Pamere." Besides the valleys there
are huge bare mountains rising more
than 20,000 feet above the sea, whilf
the bottoms of the valleys are at an
altitude of from 13,000 to 15,000 feet.
Winter begins in August and ends
in May, and the temperature is often
from 15 to 20 degrees below zero. The
latter half of June and the first two
weeks of July contain the only really
warm weather. Heavy frosts begin
with the first of Augnet.
The only resident population of the
Pamirs are the wandering Kirghis.
Of these there i re in the whole region
not more than a hundred families, with
five or six persons in a family. They
live in tents, and for their living de
pend entirely upon their flocks. They
come down from the mountains to the
nearest towns occasionally to buy
flour and grain, and to sell their cat
tle and hides. As arnie they are well
clad and robust, prosperous-looking
men. A few of them carry firearms,
which they use for shooting game for
food. They are a friendly, amiable
people, well disposed towards the
British, but regard the Chinese as the
real lords of the world. In religion
they are Mahometans. They have no
temples or mosques, but pray at sun
set looking toward the West.
A LADT taking tea at a small com
pany, bein a very fond of hot rolls,
was asked te have another.
"Really, I cannot," she modestly
replied. "I don't know how many I
have eaten already. "
"I do," unexpectedly exclaimed a
juvenile upstart, whose mother allow
ed him a seat at the table. "You've
VKHEN POLLY WAS_
When Polly wa? ray irjwawKi
Th? days weft aJmotng by
As lightly RS he* laughter I
Ber mookine, or her sign;
She brought Une sunshine with he^
A dawn o? ?ew delight,
And left me ^/hen we parted
To dream of her all night.
When PolV "rraa my sweetheart
I knew ?o sordid oare;
What goli oould keep its lustre
Beside her glinting hair?
And who was I, to envy
The proudest of the land,
That ft-it but lately on me
Thetouoh of her dear handl
BEHIND A CI
Ford was the presi
dent of a big bank
in a Western State
and the colonel and
I were at the chron
icling of this tale
in New York,
whither we had
gone as chance traveling companions
on a train from the West. It was on
Sunday morning, and as we took it
easy in the handsome apartments he
was occupying, a messenger boy
brought him a telegram. The message
was from his wife, and the boy being
a bright-eyed youngster, the cheerful
colonel chatted with him pleasantly a
moment and gave him a quarter as he
"Doesn't that make telegraphing
come pretty"'high?" I inquired, with
the true Yankee spirit of thrift.
"I used tobe one myself," he said
in explanation, "and now whenever I"
see a bright-eyed kid like that I warm
up to him and give him something,
though not always a quarter. Being
Sunday, and tho telegram being from
my wife, I do a bit better tlmn nattai
aud part with all of 25 cents."
"Do you really mean that you were
once a messenger boy?" I ask<?d in
great surprise, as I looked over the
elegant man of the world, every inch
a gentleman born, who sat in the big
chair by the window gracefully pois
ing a cigar on his thumb and finger.
"Really and truly," he laughed,
"aud if you can stand a reminiscence
this morning, I'll tell you the story of
my life. Journalists," and he bowed
over the arm of the chair, "I believe,
are always on the lookout for interest
ing facts in history and fiction, aren't
I hastened to assure him that they
were, and after making me swear that
I would keep awake at whatever sacri
fice, he began.
"When I was a youngster of ten,"
he said, "I was a messenger boy earn
ing the luxurious salary of three dol
lars a week, all of which I gallantly
turned over to my mother, who was a
banker's daughter, though she had
been turned o of her father's house
because she had not married to snit
him and her stepmother. Indeed, she
had gone farther and married the man
who had suited her, and after that,
^itw-*-<*w?^Oau?"anti" onIy~"son ~were"|
oft?n so, and life was not quite as rosy
a'- .light have been. We were brave
petrie, though, and with my three
dollars a week we managed somehow
to get along. I improved after a year
j^or two, and incidentally picked up te
legraphy, so that when I was fifteen I
got a place at a small country static i
in Missouri and took my mother there
to live with me on my salary of forty
dollars a month, my father having
died a year before.
"At sixteen my mother died, leav
ing me alone in the world, and at my
mother's funeral my grandfather re
lented sufficiently to propose that he
educate me, which proposal I accept
ed and agreed to take a good business
education. By the time I was twen
ty-one I had been graduated, and my
grandfather gave me a position in a
bank he owned in a very pleasant in
terior town, where I showed such ap
titude that the old gentleman entirely
forgave me for having beeu the son of
fchi8 disobedient daughter and told me
to go ahead and I should be a partner
"The next most natural thing in the
world to do was to fall in love, and I
did it for all there was in my throbbing
heart, and on tho evening of tho day
I was promoted to the cashiership of
the bank I asked Kate Vernon to be
my wife. I did it advisedly, too, for
my grandfather had told me when I
married he would give me an eighth
interest in the bank. Miss Vernon
wasn't the most beautiful girl the eye
of man ever rested on, and even I was
forced to confess that there was too
much pug in her nose for classic
beauty, but she was the brightest
young woman in the county, and the
cheeriest, and I was heels over head in
love with her, which made up for all
"During all the time of my experi
ence in the bank I had kept up my
interest in telegraphy, and after Kate
and I had settled upon our future
relationship, I had connected her
house with my room at the bank, and
whenever I had the chance I called
her up and talked love to her between
meals by electricity. I don't know
how much of that kind of talk we in
dulged in, but I do know that
Kate became almost an expert telegraph
operator, and could easily have made
her living at it had there beeu such a
"One of the other customs of that
charming time of love in tho fore
ground was a drive that Kate and I
took two or three times a week in a
trap she owned, leaving the bank just
after closing time, 4 o'clock, and driv
ing for a couple of hours, to end at her
house, where I took supper with her.
On the days when she would telegraph
down that sho was coming, I would
lock up the money and valuable papers
in the inside safe and leave tho outer
doors of the big vault open, so the
last mau out of thc batik could put the
books away and lock them up against
fire. The man who did this nearly c.!
ways was an old fellow, partly deaf,
and a janitor rather than a clerk. One
day, when I had shut up the inside
safe and gone out to joiu Kate in her
trap at the door, she sent me back to
wait until she went up town to see a
friend about a church supper they
were interested in. Old Jock, as wc
called him, was not at his desk when I
came back, though I had said good-byo
to him as 1 went out, nor was there
anyone in the bank, and as I sat a mo
ment at my own desk I noticed a pa
per that that had been left there by
mistake. I got up at onco to put it
where it belonged in the safe, and as I
went into the vault I did not observe
that all the books had been put awuy,
though I could hear old Jock, in the
When Polly waa n?> sweetheart
And vowed sae" Jv ved mo true,
I had not guosli?? tho hu?ag
Of gulle In eyes so pine;
Or that ? ohoek can offer
Tho same delicious roso
To greet a wooer's diming,
And Speed him whe? he goes.
"Whon Polly was my sweetheart
Oh, Idle time and Windi
Its memor: BS blow backward
With eve; ' April wind
Until, if I o?uld suffer
The joy and pain of yoro,
I Bhould not mind her making
A fool of me once more.
-M. E. W., in Lifo.
little room hack, telling his hoy about
"The paper belonged in a pigeon
hole far back in the vault and high up,
so that I was compelled to go up a
stepladder we kept there, and about
the time I had got myself hid away in
the shadow the big outer door swung
to and I could hear old Jock turn the
combination out of joint. I yelled
out, but it was too late, even if the old
man's ears had been sharp, and I
found myself in the disagreeable pre
dicament of being shut up in my own
safe and no visible means of escape.
At first it struck mo as ludicrous;
then it became serious, and in a few
moments I had gone to thinking as
those people think who are confronted
with tremendous moments in their
live3. I soon decided that my only
hope of getting out was through Miss
Vernon, who, when she returned,
would naturally inquire for me and in
this way old Jock would in time dis
cover that he had shut me up in the
vault. How long it would be until
Miss Vernon returned, or what chance
of the old man still being there when
she came now began to demand dis
cussion in my brain, and for a minute
or two I stood still in the thick dark
ness and listened to my heart beating.
Then I remembered that we always
kept a hammer in a pigeonhole near
the door, and groping around I
found it .ind at once began to pound
on the door. Immediately a response
came, but, of course, I did not know
who was giving it, though evidently
the boy, as the cid man could scarce
ly have heard. This gave me hope,
at once, and I set up a regular t. Moo
on the door with my hammer, to all of
which came the responses iron the
outside. But it was not getting out
of my prison, and confinement was be
"For the first time now I heard,
faintly the sound of human voices call
ing to me, but it Avere as if they were
miles away, and I could not distin
guish whose they were, though I
thought I knew Kate's. I answered
back, but the place was so thick and
heavy tout my voice frightened me,
and T used the hammer instead of call
ing. Up to this time I had not thor
oughly realized what my entombment
meant, but now it came upon me that
the only man in town except myself
who knew the combination had'go?,
away for a vacation to-the seasho
great while in the vault. Certainly
not long enough to hear from either
the clerk on vacation or from the peo
ple from whom we had bought the safe
in St. Louis. Indeed, if I stood it for
two hours, I felt I would bo doing
well, for my pounding had filled the
little air I had with dust, and it was
nearly suffocating me. The pounding
from the outside increased the dust,
too, and while I could prevent myself
from doing it, and did stop, the very
fact of my stopping made those on the
outside pound harder as if to encour
age me, when, as they thought, I was
"This thought came to me with a
shock BO great that I almost collapsed.
I caught at tho sides of the vault in
the inky darkness and for a minute
I became deathly sick. Following this
came almost a frenzy to yell and howl
and claw at the door and scratch at my
face and tear at my hair. I had heard
of people doing that way and going
mad when lost in caves and such places,
and I felt it coming on me in that
dreadful bolo. To add to the horrors
of my situation, the air was growing
rapidly worse and I could not stand
up iu tho vault without a feeling of
the most profound nausea. It was the
nausea of despair, if anybody has ever
analyzed just what that i?. At inter
vals, notwithstanding the harm of it, I
would grope around for the hammer
and pouud on the door, only to ohoke
more and to hear the muflled thuds or
the responses from the outside. '
"Two feet from light and air and
love and life and utterly shut off from
them all. It was horrible to think of,
and I am sure a thousand times worse
than if I had been entombed in a mine
ten thousand feet deep or had been
buried in the sands of a desert a hun
dred miles from water and green trees.
Slowly I felt my strength going, and
at last I could not so much as respond,
even at long intervals, to the knocking
on the outside, and I sank to the floor
with my head against the cold steel
wall between the light of the world
and the darkness of death. As I lay
there panting I heard the dull thud of
the beating on the outside, and it soon
came as a beating of time, or rather
eternity; a measure of music to soothe
mo to sleep, and I sank into semi-con
sciousness aud seemed to be dreaming.
"You know, they say that when a
man is dying nuder unnatural or vio
lent circumstances all his past life
comes back to him, even in minute de
tail. It did not quite appear to me
that all my life was passing in review
before me in my dungeon, but it did
seem as if the youth of my life had
come back to me, and I thought I was
once again in that little telegraph sta
tion on the Missouri Uiver catching
the clickity-click-click of the instru
ment on my table, and which always
seemed to me as important as a ship's
deck is to an admiral. I seemed to
he hearing tho 'calls'of operators all
along tho line, but I gave no response,
and then the sceue changed, as it does
so suddenly and unaccountably in
dreams, and I was at my instrument in
the bank listening with all a lover's
eagerness for the first call of Kate
Vernon's over the wire I had put np
h jr her.
"It was very faint and far off, and I
think I must have smiled as I ber.t my
ear closer to tho instrument to catch
the sound, having in mind my sweet
heart at the other end of the wire es
saying her first attempt in handling
the lightning. For a moment it was
vague enough, with its modest little;
clickety-click-click, but all at once il
seemed to say something to me. 1.
could not distinguish at first, but
presently it took form and I could
eaton the 'call' I had taught her, It
waa the letter K, repeated over and
over again, 'just aa all operators do
when they want some other operator
who is not at his desk to respond
promptly. Then it was the olickety
oliok-oliek of the letters that formed
my name, and I smiled to think that
as a child learning to talk says 'mam
ma' first, so Kate was saying first in
this new language of the wires that
she was learning the name of her
"But there was something more
than a dream in tho sonsations I was
experiencing. I could feel that it was
something more than a dream. I
knew that some sound must be shaping
my dream for me, and without know
ing what I was doing and with an odd
feeling of the very peculiar key we
had put on our instruments I took up
the hammer and sounded my 'call' to
Elate,in response to what I was hearing.
Instantly the 'call' was repeated aud
my name followed. Now I seemed to
throw off the nightmare, and I roused
myself. Striking with tho hammer on
the door I called to Kate by name, and
then distinct enough, though muffled,
I heard the clickety-click-click on tho
outer door, and Kate was telling me In
the mysterious manual of Morse, a
message of courage and hope.
"And what a wonderful strength is
hope. Now that I had established
communication with the outside world,
I took great courage immediately,
though I did not understand just what
or how I was going to do to be saved,
for I confess that I was not very clear
headed at this time, I thought only
of telegraphing to St. Louis for the
combination, and had actually sig
naled to Kate to do so at once, and I
would try to keep up until word was
received, when to my indignation, she
laughed at me over the wires, that is
the door plate, and told me to telegraph
right then and there to her what the
combination was and she would do the
"How plain and simile that was,
and I had never thought of it. Neither
had I thought of telegraphing to her
from my prison, and it was only be
cause she was a woman that she ever
thought of sending word through that
dull door to me with a hammer. She
has since told me that some men never
will learn anything unless it is ham
mered into them, and I never say a
word. Anyway, when three minutes
after I had told her what the combin
ation was, the door opened and I feli
forward into the fresh o$r of the world
of sunshine. Kate caught me in her
arms, and it was her voice I heard
faintly and far off ns I had heard the
clickety-click-cliok of her tapping that
led me back to lite and light and love
"And you lived happily ever after?"
I ii>?n>ied, after so long a silence that
I was surprised at myself.
"My boy," said the banker, earnest
ly, "she has saved my life a hundred
times since that, and I wouldn't trade
her for all the other women in the
world. " And when she sees this story
inprint," he" added laughing, "I'll
need to have my lifo saved again, but
she won't do it, I'K^bet a horse and
"She must draw the lino some
where," said I.-Washington.01**^
If You So- ""? F*a8n ^'ever K? Alarmed,
For Danger Has Gone.
'?here have been numerous deaths
Jpm lightning near New York in the
year, says the New York World,
lyme instar"-^ ?1^>?&if*aBft&?
demonstrated that a bolt oiiigii?i8*U?
is something beyond the knowledge of
the scientist. It is impossible to fore
see the conditions that may prevail
during an electrical disturbance, and
when a bolt of lightning is of great in
tensity there is no telling what it may
When Benjamin Franklin determined
the diameter of lightning and invented
the lightning rod he made a great dis
covery, but since then other investiga
tors have added much to the stori of
knowledge on the subject.
The matter of lightning rods has re
ceived a great deal of attention from
scientists in recent years, and a num
ber of popnlar fallacies have been ex
ploded. Variou3 mystifying char
acteristics of lightning have been ex
plained and other freaks of electric
current are more or less understood.
Some years ago there was an interna
tional conference on the question of
lightning rods in England, and the re
port of that gathering, based on the
I observation and experience of the
I members, is the most valuable contri
bution to the literature of the subject
While it is generally conceded that
lightning rods offer protection to build
ings, it is admitted that under certain
conditions the most carefully erected
rods will prove unavailing. There are
many instances in which buildings have
been struck by lightning though pro
vided with lightning rods. In most
of these cases the rods were not prop
erly constricted and connected,though
in other cases the rods were as nearly
perfect ns humau ingenuity can make
them. The lightning that missed them
and struck the building can be likened
to the avalanche that is so powerful as
to sweep away all obstacles and go on
its way regardless of man and his con
From a report issued by direction of
the Secretary of Agriculture it seems
that tho average death rate from
lightning in the United States is a
trifle more than 200. Practically all
of the fatalities occur in the months
of April, May, June, July, August
and Septomber. The maximum death
rate occurs in June and July. There
have been a few people killed in No
vember and December, but the
Weather Bureau has no record of a
death from lightning in January or
The financial loss from fires caused
by lightning for eight years averaged a
trifle more than $1,500*,000 a year.
Lightning has a preference for some
soils. Thus when the soil is of a
chalky formation lightning will strike
but one-seventh as often as when the
soil is saud. Clay soil will bo struck
twenty-two times to once in the chalky
The bolts also have a preference for
certain trees. Oaks are struck more
frequently than any other tree. It
does not seem possible that oak trees
are struck more than fifty times to one
b?ech tree, but tho Weather Bureau
reports show such to bo thc case.
Pines aro struck about one-third as
often as oaks.
The danger from lightning is much
less in the city than in the country,
the ratio being about one to five. In
a record of eighteen deaths due from
lightning ont. was killed inside a
building, eleven were outside and six
were under trees.
As. a rule lightning that strikes a
tree does no further damage. In only
three cases out of a hundred did tho
bott jump from one tree to another.
Walker-"The 'Milky Way' always
reminds nie of au amateur theatrical
company." Rialto-"Why?" Walker
-"Because it is all stars."-Truth.
O?E BUDGET OF ??UMOK.
tAUGHTER-PROVOKINC STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
(Vatting FOP tho Wagon-The InterentinR
kind-Tho Stlug of It-Tatting HO
Chances- Getting in Line-An?! Then
??Tot locally-Sorlnl Ornees, Etc., Etc.
tte* eyes were filled with glad delight; her
face Waa "bathed In smiles,
Whose aointlllations could bo seen for six
or seven miles;
icon a merry little sigh from out her lips
and thrills of joy would shake her, up fro:n
Pysohe knot to shoes.
A,t sound of every vohiclo she'd to the win
Then sigh with disappointment if 'twould
rattle swiftly by,
Thon seek her seat and walt again for the
express to come
Her dad had promised her a wheel if she'd
swear off on gum.
Gotting in Linc.
"What does Biller mean by riding
around every day in an ice wagon?
j "He's in training for the new gui il
The Interesting Kind.
Tom Barry-"Can you keep a so
Perdita-"Yes, if it is worth repeat
Taking no Chances.
Mrs. Benham-"Why don't you get
in earlier nights?"
Benham--"Not much; a man was
found dead in bed the other day."
She-"Woman's mind is cleaner
than that of man."
He-"Certainly. She changes it
oftener. "-Indianapolis Journal.
Morgan-"Do you believe a woman
will lie about her age?"
Shetland-"About it? Oh, dear,
no; nowhere near it!"-Boston Tran
"What a favorite that homely young
Mulligan is with you girls 1"
"Yes; he knows how to fan us so
our frizzes won't stand on end."
A Goal for the Traveler.
"Never marry a woman unless she
will follow you round the world. "
"If I had money to go round the
world I wouldn't marry until I got
And Then Not Locally.
Bobby (admiring the India ink tat
tooing on Dickey's arm)-"Did it
Dickey-"Not till my mother saw
Bobby's Pleasant Day.
"Well, Bobby, have you had ?
"Yes'm; meand Jack took our three
pups an' went over t' play with Billy
Perkins's four cats."-Detroit Free
"You must make allowances, oi
course, for Joskin's manners; h /s a
rough diamond, you know. "
"The roughness I admit, but I'm
afraid rue cauiauuc ... ?MIM nf tor
Tho Sting of Jt.
"Poor Jones met a painful end
"Dear, dearl What was it-heart
-x?k-AQ-uty was theend of a wasp. "
'"' ' .DisplayedJA*L* J?male.
"Madge has more courage than
any girl I know."
"How does she show it?"
"She sticks the stamp on the envel
ope before she writes the address."
Odds and Ends.
Out of Place.
"That new cook from tho country
that the Blueberries have been boast
ing about, insisted on sitting on the
porch last night when they had com
"Didn't she feel out of place?"
"She did afterward."-Cleveland
Wallace-"I didn't know you rode
"Then what are you Avearing knick
erbockers aud a sweater for?"
"To keep the fool bicycle riders
from running over me. They think
I'm one of 'em."-Cincinnati En
Mr. and Mrs. Billus had quarreled.
"This thing has become unendura
ble, ,Maria!" announced Mr. Billus.
"If I can't live m peace in my own
family I can live somewhere else. I
am going to Alaska!" . .
"Will you buy a return ticket,
John?" asked Mrs. Billus, in a clear,
"I don't see that it makes any dif
ference to you whether I do or not."
"But it does. Ii you buy a return
ticket and anything happens to you,
the money will be wasted. Don't do
it, John. Pnt the money in a life in
surance policy. Think what it might
do for me and the children."
The. upshot of the matter was that
John didn't go.-Chicago Tribune.
Tho Piuco for Him.
He was suffering from a severe
shock occasioned by a stroko of light
"Your vocal organs are badly para
lyzed, but you will learn to speak in
time," said the hospital surgeon, as
he looked up from a rigid examination
of the stranger's injuries. "The very
best thing for you to do is to go where
you can hear a great deal of talking."
Tho patient motioned for a writing
pad and when it was handed to him
he wrote in a firm, clear baud:
"I am a married mau."
The surgeon looked at the pad and
smiled in sympathy. Then turning
to his assistant he said:
"Get the gentleman's address aud
send him home."-Cleveland Plain
Breaking tho Ice.
The beautiful girl came into the
room nnd pulled a chair up so close to
her father's big armchair that he
looked up from his newspaper to ?ee
what was the matter.
"Mr. Wilkins likes you, father,"
she said, as soon as she saw that she
had his attention.
"Likes nie!" he exclaimed.
"Yes. He thinks a great deal of
"Well, Fve been under tho impres
sion for some time that he liked some
one here," remarked the old gentle
man, "bht I've never seen any indica
tion that I was the one."
"Well, you will tho very next time
you gee Mr. Wilkins," said the beauti
ful girl with conviction.
"What's he going to do?" dcumudecl
the old gentleman.
"He's going to ask you if you will
consent to be his father-in-law," cx
olained the beautiful girlr-Chicago
At the last congress of German yine
eavtlist.i Professor WoHiiiAiin reported
that be hud found living bacteria in
.wine which had been bottled twenty
five to thirty years.
It is said that the patterns on the
finger tips are not only unchangeable
through life, but the chance of the fin
ger prints of two persons being alike
is less than one chance in sixty-four
Among the animals which surpass
man in the ratio of brain weight to body
weight are the following: Among the
Bodentia squirrels and mice, among
the Primates many old and new world
. Air can not be easily liquified, but
'according to the American Machinist,
ithe difficulty of putting it to any prac
tical use lies in the fact that it must be
stored and transmitted at a tempera
ture of more than 200 degrees below
It is reported that commercial oils
are to have another addition. In China
it is Btated that a successful extraction
of tea-seed oil has been obtained. It
is said to be slightly pungent but edi
ble, and also of a consistency which
makes it a valuable lubricator for fine
Colonel Davidson, of Edinburgh,
who, besides being the inventor of the
elongated bullet with conoiures, of
telescopic sights for sporting guns, and
of the method of laying guns and mor
tal's by the collimator, waB an officer
of distinction in the East India service
and the father of the Edinburgh Kine
Volunteers, has had to wait till he was
eighty-six years of age before receiving
a K. C. B.
Bulgaria is thinking of substituting
the reformed Gregorian calendar for
tho Bussian orthodox one, a bill for
that purpose having been drawn up at
Premier Stoiloff's request by Signor
Cesare Tondini de Quarenghi, an
Italian mathematician, and Dr. Shish
manoff, President of the Bulgarian
court of cessation. It is hoped that
after the Bulgarian sobranye has
adopted the reform it may spread to
all the countries that use the Boman
Soldiers to Guard Buffalo. '
The Secretary of the Interior at
Washington has under consideration a
project which will hereafter furnish
some of the Fort Logan cavalrymen
.with a novel variety of active duty in
the summer and fall seasons. It is
that a detail of Begular Army troopers
?be told oft" to guard the herd of buffalo
;whicli exists in Lost Park, Colorado.
?There are still about forty of these
(rare beasts alive, but if some immedi
ate precaution is not taken to protect
.them against the depredations of pot
?hunters they will speedily be exterm
?nat?d. Late last fall one buffalo was
found dying at a remote distance from
its fellows, having been wounded a
number of times by rifle bullets. It
was put out of pain by a deputy game
warden, and its stuffed frame is now
among the collection of rarities in the
rooms of the State Historical Society.
This incidont led to the discovery
that several others of the herd had
been killed durin^ihe preceding sum
uici. JNo trace of the marauders \>*n~.
did the killing could be discovered,
nor could any effective means be de
vised by the State Game Warden to
guard against them in future. A good
.deal of indignation was aroused thereat
among sportsmen and others who are
interested in preserving Colorado's
3iii?"?t?o s??i?me"to*uS^ cavaLrymen was
concocted, and James ?7"i*r?HeT; olk'i?'
of the Supreme Court, was delegated
to communicate with Congressman
Shafnoth on the subject. This action
was taken by Mr. Miller on May 5,
and yesterday he received i'-om Con
gressman Shafroth a letter, inclosing
a statement from the TJjited States
Adjutant-General's office to the effect
that the military buffalo warden pro
posal was nuder consideration by the
United States Department o? the In
Ll vin? Crate of Eggs.
A successful shell game of a new
.brand was worked on Cleveland (Ohio)
egg consumers the other day by au
hone Ohio farmer, who lives down on
ithe C.evelaud, Akron and Columbus
road, seventy-five miks southeast of
.his city. This time the farmer came
near victimizing his city cousins, and
all but succeeded.
A case of eggs reached a commission
house, and when opened it was found
feat one of the eggs had hatched, and
fifteen minutes later, when the eggs
were exposed to the air, a dozen chick
ens were peeping.
The eggs in the first two layers con
tained chickens, most of which were
dead. The commission merchants re
ported that as soon as tho eggs were
exposed to the air chickens were
hatched. The temperature in which
the crate of eggs had evidently been
since the shipment will not be chauged,
aud all the eggs will be given a chance
The commission merchants decline
to give the name of the consignee, and
agree that now they have a good start
in the poultry business. The eggs
which are hatching must have been in
a temperature of ninety degrees for
the last three weeks.
Progress of the Telescope.
Fifty years ago an eleven-inch re
fracting telescope was the largest in I
the world. The lens of the Yerkes
telescope has a diameter of forty inches.
It required great caro to grind such a
lens. It consists of two disks of opti
cal glass, one of crown glass and the
other of flint glass, the former double
convex, the latter concave on one side
and nearly flat on the other. The
nicety of curvature is what is startling.
When the late Alvan Clark received
the rough slabs of glass for the Yerkes
lens from Paris, before him lay the
task of grinding until every ray of
light passing through the great circle
of glass should be bent aud brought to
a focus at a point sixty-one feet dis
tant no larger than a small dot. It
took him five years to accomplish his
task. A fault of 1-100,000th of an inch
would be serious. The crude casting
of glass is first treated with saud, to
remove roughest projections. Then
coarse emery and down io the fin
est. Bouge is used in polishing.
The last stages of treatment often take
an optician two years. Sometimes the
amount to bo removed is no ?infinitesi
mal that a little rubbing vidi the finger
on the hard glass will do what is neces
Thc Shah of Povsin.
The Shah of Persia is in search of a
sanitarium. A Tiflis paper reports
that a Bussian doctor, who was tem
porarily resident in Teheran under or
ders to prevent the spread of thc
plague, has seen the Shah and pro
nounces him to be suffering ironi dis
ease of ibo kidneys and gout, which
will compel him to resort to a foreign
watering place for oni e. A Bussian
place, Borzhom, which is half way be
tween Tiflis and Batoum, is being
.strongly recommended to the Shah.
Swearlii . ?utj ni. n nra Lum, or it may
make u iii- k ! trna::*. MM I: ..??." < h?-lp
Tellei . 'i Rillt'? '.'in ll . ;i '.*' Ti-tU'Hne, lt
Will lliafeu >..??. il i-:-- Slid S?iVi? HW.tr
mini?. .".. nu at ilri.;: .-.lof H. ur l y IIIAil Iv: .?'
?ntsiii stttiiipsiroiii-i. T. saturnine, Savannah,
Clnckberrlea mnl dcwlicrrivsure at borne li?
any part of Yvxu?.
Plso's Curo ouro-1 Vlf ..( a Threat and l ung
trouble ol ihr.-?, years' standing.-K. CAOT,
Huntington, ind.. Nov. Li, 1094. _
MES. PETERSON'S STOEY.
I have suffered w'.th womb trouble
over fifteen years. I had inita.muia.tion,
enlargement and displacement, of the
Tlie doctor wanted me to v.ike treat
ments, but I had just bogen tairi?g
Compound, and X^^^?r"? ? :,i jffv??^
my husband J^h^l
said I had
me. I waa
so sick when I
began with her
medicine, I could
hardly be on my
feet. I had thc
stantly, also heada
was so dizzy. Iliad heart trouble, it
seemed as though my heart was in ray
throat at times choking me. I could
not walk around and I could not lio
down, for then my heart would beat so
fast I would feel as though I was
smothering. I had to sit up in bed
nights in order to breathe. I was so
weak I could not do anything.
I have now taken several bottles of
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, and used three packages of
Sanative Wash, and eau say I am
perfectly cured. I do not think I
could have lived long if Mrs. Pink
ham's medicine had not helped me.
MRS. JOSEPH PETEBSOB, 513 East St.,
Two Sticks of
wood will koop
to $8 00.
We have tho
cal Coal Stove
made. Wc curry
a full linc
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SQUA W VINE "WINE CERTIFICATES.
Write us 1st How long you haTe used or
soia br. bl?mons .>.,auw VJOMI "V??ne.~
State Diseases it cured. Sd Give names of
those it cured. 4th State the difference
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"Write us 1st How long you have known,
used.orsoid Ur. M. A. Simmons Liver Medi
cine. 2nd Staife j?lsease?-.o
names of those cured. 4th State the differ
ence between itt? strength and action and
tho strength and action of J. II. Zcilin
?fc Co.'s "Liver Regulator" and tho Chatta
nooga Medicine Co.'s "Hlack Draught," both
of which contain Woody bulbs of Roots and
Stem?1 of Herbs, and have 6cid at about 6
cents per package, ?nd should vol retail at
over ll) cents if c onsumers aro not imposed
upon, while Dr. M. A. Simmons Liver Medi
cine, made from the purest and most cure
fullyselected Drugs, regardiez of cost, with
the Dulbs of the Roots and Stems of the
Herbs by our -jcret process extracted and
thrown away, cannot be sold at less than 25
cents. The reason cf tho difference ls this:
On Juno 30th. !8u3, thc Supreme Court
enjoined J. H. Zeilin & Co. from manufact
uring and selling medicine under the nome
of "Or. Simmons' Liver Medicine."
Zeilin'sanswer toour bill said, the medi
cine was designed as "cheap negro medi
cine for the negroes of the Mississippi Val.
ley." And Zeilin's manager testified in tho
case, and Zeilin's advertisements said "that
all the Liver Medicine they make is made by
the same formula." What more conclusivo
evidence could there be that all their Liver
Medicine is "cheap negro medicine1'" -
Again, the United States Courtt in tho .
Zeilin case nt Kuoxvillc, Tenn..enjoined the .
oid proprlf-rors of tho artlcie now called
"Hiack Draught" from perpetrating fraud
by Using th? words constituting our trado
name, and "Black Draught" was not known
till after 1878; yet they falsclyodvertlsc that
lt was established in 1840, and filch our trado
by allowing thelrcustomers to untruthfully
represent it as the same as our genuine arti
cle, they giving color of truth to the de
ception by publishing tho picture of a Dr.
Simmons on their wrapper, thereby asso
ciating their article with our Dr. M. A. Sim
mons' Liver Medicine, which he established
in J840, and every package of which has
borne his picture since I&sO.
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taken Photograph we will mall you a $100
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