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' Benjamin Franklin's Nepotism.
In the Century Paul Leicester Ford
writes of "Franklin's Faml'y Bela
tlons," the first of a series of papers
on "The Many-sided Franklin," which
lie will contribute to thai magazine.
Of Franklin's grandson, Benjamin
Franklin Bac?e, Mr. Ford says: When
Franklin went to France In 1770, he
took Ms grandson with him, to "give
him a little French language and ad
dress." With still other ends In view,
so soon as he was settled In Paris, he
"sent him to finish his education at
Geneva," as "I intend him for a Pres
byterian as well as a republican.
Here the boy remained four years, and
then returned to liv? with his grand
father, who wrote the mother: "I have
a great deal of pleasure in Een. He
ls a good honest lad, and will make, I
think, a valuable man." "He gains
daily upon my affection," and "we
love him very much." Young Bache
came to America with his grandfather,
and by his aid was established as a
printer, Franklin supplying all the
equipment for the office, which be left
him In his will, together with other
property. In his behalf, also, he asked
Washington for some public office, an
application which shared the same
fate as that he had made for his other
grandson, by being refused. It was
the common feeling of the time that
Franklin bad used Ms civil office to
serve his family more than to serve
the public, and so there was sufficient
prejudice to make exolusion of his
relatives almost a policy with the new
government This discrimination, lu
time, led to 111 feeling, and eventually
Benjamin Franklin Bache became the
standard-bearer of the Journalists who
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blue. It looks as if it just dropped
from heaven and every tiny feature
had been fashioned by the angels.
Mr. Newma-Is it as nice as our
Mrs. Newma-Mercy! no, not half.
-New York Weekly.
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The Station at Manila.
The situation at Manila was very
simple, says Ira Nelson Hollis in the
Atlantic Upon the declaration of war
Admiral Dewpy was turned out of
Hong Kong by Great Britain, and all
other Asiatic ports were closed to
Mm. He was seven thousand miles
away from borne, a distance which
none of his ships could make without
recoallng, and his Hue of commuMca
tlon was liable to interruption at any
time. Furthermore, the safety of our
Pacific coast trade was in jeopardy
?o long as a hostile vessel remained
In the Orient The duty was a plain
one-to obtain a base In tue Philip
pines, and to capture or destroy every
Spanish ship that could be found.
With rare good judgment Admiral
Dewey made straight for Manila, and
caught the whole fleet before they
bad time to scatter. He had already
proven himself to be a man of fore
sight by loading up with provisions
and coal before war was declared.
When the English told Mm to go he
was ready. His fleet passed through
the fortified entrance of Maulla bay
by night, and attacked the ships and
shore batteries simultaneously. The
victory over what must be conceded
to have been a weak and disorganized
foe, although, gun for gun, there was
not much difference in the twj sides,
was a great one In the splendid man
agement of the American ships and
in the results which must flow from
our enforced entrance Into Asiatic
Menstruation, the balance wheel of
woman's life, is also the bane of exist
ence to many because it means a time of
While no woman is entirely free from
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GETTING OUT AN EXTRA.
A REAPY- WITTED GIRL SCORES A
BEAT ON NEWSPAPER.RIVAL.S.
Exciting Scene in, a Print Inj; Offley > When
Sows of Dowey'e Victory Arrived -
Margaret Clyde, the Proofread; sr, Bose
to the Emergency and Slade a, Record.
Isabel Gordon Curtis contributes a
Btory to St. Nicholas called "Margaret
Clyde's Extra," telling how a young
girl who read proof on a morning pa
per scored a heat on the rival jour
nals. The girl was left al erne in the
editorial rooma when the night's work
Margaret read column after column
of the news from Cuba, Key West
and Washington. It seemed to her as
if she had read it ail before, and she
put away the paper while'she ate her
. meager luncheon. Then she tidiadup
the desk and laid her head ou her
arms. She was growing drowsy. She
wondered if she could tako a short
nap. Her train would not leave for
an hour and a half yet. It was grow
ing lonely in the deserted composing
She woke up suddenly, thoroughly
dazed for a mcpneht. She imagined
she heard a noise. The presses were
still rumbling downstairs, and the
gray dawn was stealing hazily into
corners of the composing room.
It was 5 by the large clock. The
noise came again. Somebody was
beatiug and shaking the outside door.
Margaret was frightened, and for a
moment she tunned to run to the
The noise grew louder. It was an I
impatient, determined pounding, irrst
of hands, then feet. She flew to the
door. Through the gl?ass she saw the
dim figure of a boy in. a blue messen
ger uniform. He thrust a yellow en
velope into her hand, cried excitedly,
"News from Manila!" turned to mount
his wheel, then disappeared down the ?
Margaret felt stunned. She knew
something . ought to bo done, but
what? It was so far to Phillips' home;
Mr. Schell lived in a suburb three
miles from the office, and there was
nobody in the pressroom who could
set type. She wished the boy had not
left so quickly.
Margaret hurried to the proofread
er's desk, where an electric ligjht
glowed. She tor? the yellow envelope
open and read the fiftjr ?or sixty wo'jds
on the thin sheet of paptir.
"All well at Manila ! Not an Am
erican lost!" She felt as if Dewey
had sent her the message direct, and
an excited "Oh!" echoed through tho
empty room. Margaret glanced at the
clock. It was five minutes past five.
Time was precious, and she felt she
must <io something. A few days ago
she had worked on an extra. Some
important news had come in when
Phillips and she were alone. She had
helped him to set the story in large
type and stood by while he filled it in
the upper part of the front page.
There were a few exciting minutes
and Margaret had worked breathless
ly. Phillips had said some kind
words afterwards about her efficiency,
and it made her hap?oy for all day
She flew to the case where the large
black letters were kept -that had
adorned the first pages of the "Gaz
ette" recently. She was working as
if life depended upon nor movements.
She learned to se*, type with wonder
ful deftness during two years' work,
and j; 'ton minutes she was standing
..words that later that morn
i^"?]<nr-a wave "of relier amf'tEaus:^ ..
fulne?s through America. She bur- ;
ried down to the press room. The
regulpv edition was nearly ready. The
men were running oiF the last thou
sand, and the nimble folder stood be
side gathering the papers into
Pomeroy, the foreman of the press
room, looked up in mild surprise when
Margaret dashed in.
"Well, what are you doing here?" ?
"Come," she cried excitedly, "come
upstairs with meat once!"
"The place isn't on fire, is it?" he
asked, half seriously.
"No! it's the news from Dewey,"
she answered, hurriedly.
"Here, Thompson," he shouted to
a man at the other machine, "I must
go upstairs a moment-you take my
He followed Margaret up the steep
stairs to the table where a gleam of
light fell JU a half form of large type,
headed by block letters. He read the
type almost at a glanco :
DEWEY IS ALL RIGHT.
Revenue-Cutter "llcCulloca" at Hong-Kong. I
300 Spanish Killed and 400 Wounded.
Not an American Killed, but 6 Slightly
Entire Spanish Fleet Destroyed.
NEW YORK, May 7.- The "-." ,
in an extra edition just published, ?
prints the iollowing special despatch ,
from Hong-Kong: "I have just ar- (
rived here on the United States rev- ?
enue outter McCuilogh with report of ,
American triumph at Manila. Th?
entire Spanish fleet of eleven vessels
was destroyed. Three hundred Span- :
ish were killed and four hundred j
wounded. Our loss was none killed, ,
but six were slightly wounded. Not i
one of the American ships was in- i
He grew wildly excited and a shout
rang through the deserted building.
There was not a man in the "Gaz- 1
ette" office more patriotic or better <
posted on the war situation than the 'j
foreman of the press room. He had '
spent his youth in, the navy during .
the civil war, and his shout of tri- 3
nmph was heard downstairs above tho '
din of tho rumbling press. ?
"Who set this up?" he asked, and <
he looked curiously at Margaret. <
"I did." 1
"All alone?" > '
"When did the dispatch come?" 1
"Fifteen minutes ago," she said. '
with a glance at the clock. 1
"Well, you're a brick, and a girl at
that!" he cried. "But we've got to '
rush this out," and, nurrying to ihe 1
tube, he shouted, "Hey, Bill ! don't
let that stereotyper go!"
" Margaret helped him while he di
vided the first page of the morning '
paper and filled in the upper part I
with Dewey's memorable message.
She followed him down stairs and ?
listened to the cheers from the grimy
men by the presses when he told the ]
news. In less than ten minutes the \
second edition waf> being thrown from
the news press and eagerly gathered
np by the men, who realized what glad
news this would bring to Riverpoint.
"Three cheers for Dewey!" cried
The presses rumbled on, and,
mingled with their din, rose hearty
applause for the hero, bf the Pacific.
Pomeroy turned and laid his blackened
hand on Margaret's fair head. '
"And now, boys," he said, "three
?beers for Margaret Clyde. It isi;'t
every, girl of sixteen that conld have
done this sort of job in fifteen min
utes. She didn't lose her head for
pne second, and I have an idee we'll
beat the Times on this story.
ENGLAND WOULD WIN..
France No Match for Ber, According to
The naval authorities of the United
States do not expect wai- between Eng
land and France, but if it does come
it is their opinion that tile result wouid
be similar to that between the United
States and Spain. While France has
the larger army, the fighting will be
done at sea, where England is supe
rior not only to France but to auy
other nation. She has twice as many
battleships of the first-class as France,
three times as many of the second
class and five times as many of the
Great Britain has 21 first-class ar
mored cruisers, while France has only
4; she has 22 first-class protected
misers, while France has 5, and
48 second-class protected cruisers,
while France has 18. Great Britain
has ll second-class cruisers and France
has 6. She has 31 third-class pro
tected cruisers and France has 17. Of
the third-class, partly protected, Great
Britain has 23 and Fiance none. Of
the sloop class she has 18 and France
15. France, however, has 18 third
class cruisers, with no corresponding
rating in the British service. In tho
line of coast defense, non-seagoing
ironclads, Great Britaiu has ll and
France 12. Of the heavily armored
gunboats Great Briain has 49 and
Great Britain has 33 torpedo gun
boats and France 15. She has 95 tor
pedo-boat destroyers, while France
has 8.? She has 61 torpedo boats of
class 1; France has 50. Of class 2
she has 30 and France 169; of the
third-class she has 104 and Franoo 46.
A general summarization shows the
following: Great Britain has 88 line
vessels, 153 cruisers, 60 coast-defense
and 3J3 torpedo craft. France has
60 line, 74 cruisers, 24 coast-defense
and 288 torpedo craft.
Great Britain's armored cruisers are
the finest afloat. They were no - bet
ter than the New York was when
she was launched six years ago, but
have been greatly improved since, both
in their number and effectiveness. Tho
most formidable battleships in tho
world also belong to Great Britain,
although they are not much superior
to the Iowa, the Illinois, the Kear
sarge, the Oregon and others of our
nayy. The most powerful ship in the
English navy is a battleship 400 feet
iu length, 75 feet beam, 26 feet 9
inches draughts 18 knots speed, coal
capacity for 2200 tons , and displace
ment of 14,600 tons. Its armament
consists of four twelve-inch wire
wound guus, twelve six-inch, sixteen
four-inch and a number of machine
and rapid-fire gu ns. The most power
ful ships in the French navy are the
St. Louis and Charlemagne, each hav
ing a displacement of 11,260 tons and
a speed of seventeen knots. Their,
armament is not rp to several of the
battleships of our navy.
A Victim of a Cruel Joke.
A well known man-a staid and
serious bank manager-was passing
by the Liverpool town hall a few
mornings ago, when he noticed a well
dressed man hurrying toward Castle
street They reached it together,and
then the young man looked at him
with a nervous start .
"Oh, Birche _gasped, "will yon
please call my friend for mc ? She is
crossing the street I-I have lung
trouble and"can'fc shout"
The elderly man looked where he
pointed, and, sure enough, there was
a young woman with bright feathers
in her hat just crossing the road at a
"What's her nameV" he asked.
"Ethel!" shouted the bank man
The young woman with the feathers
was almost across,and she didn't turn
"Ethel!" he roared again.
This time she stoimed and looked
round, and the excited old gentleman
motioned to her. When she came
across the elderly bank manager was
turning round to receive the thanks
of the young lung-troubled man, but
he had gone! Then there was trouble.
Tho Little Soudan Warriors. /
Standing by Westminster bridge I
watched the first detachment of re
turning grenadier guard's from the
Soudan march past from the station
to their barracks. They got, as ex
pected, a boisterous and hearty re
ception from a crowd two miles long,
but what struck me most forcibly was
the extreme youth and undoubted ex
haustion pf a good many of these war
riors. Hard by me, as the soldiers
filed past, stood a brewer's cart, drawn
by those hnge horses so well known
ko London visitors, and driven by a
burly six-foot-four drayman, three
guardsmen in breadth. This gigantic
:ritic watched, puzzled, for a while.
Then, leaning over to his mtfto, he
"Why, they're only boys."
The drayman would have been still
more awestruck had he seen the
bowering warriors of the Khalifa,
whom these boys so lately laid low.
Londo Jorrespohdence, in New York
Police Searchlights. ,
A miniature electric searchlight for
the use of policemen, watchmen, min
>rs, engineers, etc., is ou the market,
[t is a great improvement on the old
jil-burning lamp. The new light is
?lub-shaped, made of leather with
ii ck ul trimmings, with a lens in one
jnd that throws a brilliant light of
jonsiderable dimensions. Flashed in
lark corners, in the rear of stores, in
lark streets it quickly reveals any
person or thing. The light is of three
md a half volts, and the lamp in length
is eight or nine inches and weighs
xbout a pound. It is said to be good
for several thousand Hashes by simply
pressing the thumb ou a clasp. The
illumination is furnished by a dry bat
tery which may be replenished at a
jost of 30 cents.-F'ectricity.
TorpcdoBonts Aro Dangerous Tilings.
We have learned that the torpedo
boat service has been the most dan
gerous afloat. More men have lost
their lives on torpedoboats than on all
the other naval ships put together.
We know that this service tries the
men, in nerves and muscles, more
than any other, while young officers I
bare-had the responsibility of inde
pendent commands. So this service
iias done more than all others to im
prove the personnel of the navy. And
it is not unlikely that the most help
ful part of the experience of the bat
tleship crews was that had when they
faced the blnck mouth of Santiago
harbor watching for an enemy that
had not the nerve to come.-John B.
Spears, in Scribner's.
Thirty y?U ?were only
two dozen es^B Ads known
to chemists; TH| ML over a
thousand. M mk
The pnpil of rH ? called
because when looksfl Ba very
small image of the TT HKnay be
seen, hence the term^HHPthe Latin
pupillus, or little pupil.
Hydrogen cooled to 205 degrees
and under a pressure of 180 atmos
pheres is allowed to escape rapidly
through a coil of tube into a vacuum
vessel, doubly silvered and surrounded
by a vacuous space maintained below
209 degrees centigrade.
In a recent lecture the German an
thropologist. Kollmann declared that
careful investigations have shown that
the preponderance of the blonde type
in northern and the brunette type in
southern Europe, antedated the ap
pearance of the Germans and Bomana
in history. -
It has been computed by geogra
phers that, if the sea were emptied of
its water, and all the rivers of the
earth were to pour their present floods
into the vacant space, allowing noth
ing for evaporation, 40,000 years
would be required to bring the
water of the ocean up to its present
Polonium is the name of au element
not'yet isolated, but which M. and
Mme. Curie report to the French
Academy of Sciences they have dis
covered in the form of a sulphide in
pitchblende. The new element is said
to resemble bismuth, chemically, and
its raidiating power is placed at 400
times that of uranium.
A Wife Deluding Herself.
"It is very hard to make a woman
understand that she does noe need to
manage one," said a married man of
brief experience. "It's almost im
possible to convince her that one
understands her, that.she is not delud
ing one the least little bit in the world.
|*Wheu I fell in love with Polly she
was what she is now in rare moments
-mild and pretty and amiably appre
ciative of my intellect. I did not .ever'
ask myself whether she was clever or
not. I didn't care. We got- along
splendidly, like the pious boy and his
lazy brother, the first of whom said
the prayers and the last the 'Amens.'
Well, I did the talking and Polly
egged me on ?withraising of eyebrows,
smiles and sympathetic'Ohs' or 'Abs.'
Well, we married. I have learned
that Polly's friends wore nnder the
impression that she had captured a
mental giant and was feeding him
with the sugar-plums of fiction. She
gave people to understand that I
labored under the delusion that she
was a very brilliant person, like my
self, and that only her craftiness kept
me from finding out how shallow and
silly she was. Was ever a more
absurd idea evolved from the brain of
a silly girl? Polly clever! If she
only knew that her mild eyes,. with
the absolute ignorance of the world
that lies in their clear depths, are my
stars of hope, that her soft, faltering
voice, that gets shrill every time she
tries to talk ^learnedly, was what I
love better than ?oratory, and that her
irresponsible way of discussing my
pet theories is what flatters and grati
fies me more than any amount of sane
praise from a really clever woman
well if she realized all that, I wonder
if she would stilt believe that she has
'managed,' 'played' with or 'deluded'
me?"-New York Commercial Adver
Cats and Shellfish" ~~"
"Did you ever notice the cats about
the oyster stands of ?he city ?" asked
a gentleman who takes au interest in
zoology. "They are invariably as fat
as butter. That is because they get
plenty of shellfish to eat, and, by the
way, the fondness of cats for that kind
of diet is a mystery which I'd like to
hear some evolutionist explain. A cat
will go crazy over a shrimp, and ^it is
all the same whether it's a city cat or
a hayseed cat that never saw water
except in a cistern. It's a taste born
in them, like th^ir fear of dogs, and
the question is, how the mischief did
they acquire it ? According to the
evolution theory, such traits are in
herited and traceable to conditions
away back toward the beginning of
things. That would seem to indir
cate that the primal cat was a fisher,
but how is one to reconcile the idea
with tbe instinctive abhorrence of the
tribe for water ? Their craving for
shellfish is certainly so pronounced
that there must be an excellent rea
son behind it, and, altogether, it is
quite a pretty little prdblem for some
savant. It is too hard for me."-New
Making Ants Useful in Science.
It is generally known that any
small dead mammal or bird, when left
near an ant hill, will ultimately be
found picked clean of flesh. The ants
are clever and do their work quickly.
It han been lately demonstrated that
they can be made neeful in the direc
tion of skeletonizing specimens. Pro
fessor Bernard has boen employing
ants ns his servants.
While in Florida he had a fox-squir
rel thus skeletonized in a single day.
The only agents employed were ants.
His method of procedure is to kill
his specimen, bind it with wire in the
position in which he wishes the skele
ton to remain, and'then place it near
a group of ant hills. The voracious
ants do the rest.
The operation requires careful
watching lest the entomological dis
sectors should not be content with
?imply devouring the flesh, but should
attack the cartilage that holds the
bones together. At precisely the
right moment the professor removes
the specimen from the neighborhood
of the ant hills and applies a preser
vative and hardening cbomical to the
cartilage. -Popular Science News.
Bismarck Was No vcr DIscoarteoas.
Strange as it may appear in the Man
of Blood and Iron, Bismarck could
not be discourteous to people-though
others were not always as considerate
to him. Professor Lenbach, than
whom perhaps nobody except Profes
sor Schweninger knew Bismarck so in
timately, once told me: "In all the
'years I have known Prince Bismarck
I only remember him speaking hastily
on one solitary occasion. A man-ser
vant had shut the door with a bang.
Bismarck rang the bell, and when he
appeared, told the man sharply that
he was to leave at the end of his
mouth. About a quarter of an hour
afterwards he rang the boll again, and
said, in a mollified voice, 'You may
stay.' That was all."-Sidney Whit
man, in Harper's Magazine.
"Did yon ever turnanhonestpenny
in your life?" asked the business man
"Yes," answered Meandering Mike.
1 gilded one an' turned it into a five
dollar gold piece. But it didn't pay."
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DR. J. 0. AYER,
T V V V V V
Torpedo Boats in Offensive Warfare.
As dispatch boats In smooth water
they were swift and serviceable, but
on the high seas in foul weather they
were found rather too frail. As pick
ets and scouts, whether at port or for
a squadron at sea, they served admir
ably so long aa small repairs and a
machine shop were not too far away.
With a repair ship in the squadron
they would have done still better. - As
blockading vessels their coal capacity
was deficient. For an attack on shore
hatterh e IL > guns (one-pounders),
were fi .iud t > be of smaller calibre
than' w.-is desirable, their torpedoes
were not fitted for climbing the breast
works, and their armor plate (three
eighths of an Inch thick) not equal to
resisting modern rifle projectiles. In
a daylight battle, squadron to squad
rou, "they were found unable, In a
group of two, to cross two miles of
onen .sea under the fire of six well
armed ships manned by Yankee crews.
In 'all this it appears that the only
services for which they Were designed
were picket duty and scouting. Save
for the only occasion known to the
wr'ter, when the New York, with the
slgj&as? her fiy? teated ^r,1
were at the mercy of one of bis own
torpedo boats, Ave have had no service
experience of the efficiency of torpedo
boats in night attacks.-John R.
Spears in Scribner's.
Iles of William Penn.
The sn le of the household goods of
the late Mrs. Rosanna Cox afforded
much excitement for the residents of
Bristol-and thereabouts. The observ
ant Bristol correspondent writes: "At
the closing out sale of the household
goods of the late Mrs. Rosanna Cox In
Bristol township drew together many
hundreds of people after some relic
which was In possession of among her
household effects. She was the daugh
ter of the late Robert Crosier of Penn
Manor, who lived In the old mansion
that Wm. Penn live nt-All ber early
years were spent on that spacious oI?
homestead dear to all Pennsylvanians.
She save during her time many Pieces
of the Relics of the old Brew House
which belong to Penn-had several ar
ticles made from the old Apple Trees
that Wm Penn eat apples off. Among
the ancient articles made-was nap
kin rings, Rolling Pins, Canes, &c.
Several of these articles were put up
at the sale and the Relic hunters were
on hand and bought them at a high
figure. Among the ancient things In
old cut glass were a'pair of snits eel
lar-which was supposed to belong to
Billy Penn-was purchased by. Jos H
Vanzant of Bristol and a Ten Cup
which he drank out was Purchased
by Mrs. Newbold of Fallslngton.*'
A Topsy Turvy Land.
The laws of the Japanese Is that of
Inversion-at least it seems so to us.
Viewing thing?: from an Oriental
standpoint, we would probably think
our present way of life the topsy
turvy way and pity ourselves for
shortsightedness and foolishness, as
they do now.
.In Japan white ls mourning both
for men and women, while women In
dicate their age by their costume. The
Japanese has no foundation to his
house, but iustead the roof ls ballas
ted, that being considered a better
safeguard against the violent storms.
After dinner speeches are made be
fore dinner, and probably no custom
shows the innate good breeding of the
Japanese more than this last. Think |
of the belated guests If such, a custom
were ours! Think of the speeches j
thrown to the air!
Some of the . Japanese symbols are
Interesting and deserve recognition,
so popular are their works of art In
our homes. Look closely at Japanese
screen, panel, kimono, fan, and you
will find, the Inevitable cherry blos
som, tile national flower; the plum,
which signifies sweetness of heart;
the pine, the strength of vigorous old
age; a woman under a roof, charming
t?Llibol of content.
The obliqueness of the Japanese
eyelid, which comes before one always
in speaking of anything Japanese, is
caused, it is said, by their living in
L-'gh latitude, a protection of nature
accorded, too, to many animals.-New
OREEN GOODS GOOD AS GOLD.
Genuine Money Sent Oat as Bait by the lip*
Chief Wilkie of the United States
Secret Service says the country ls be
ing flooded with the circulars of green
goode operators. Many people send
the circulars to , the Secret Service,
thinking they have discovered a nest
of counterfeiters. Twenty or thirty
of these circulars are sent daily to the
office of the Secret Service by people
who have received them. The office
has nothing <to do with green goods
people, but generally sends a formal
answer to each person, warning them
of the nature of the scheme Intended
to be worked.
"The green goods men have new
plans this year," said Chief ' Wilkie.
"Formerly they sent out a circular
Inclosing an alleged clipping'speaking
of the splendid counterfeit money be
ing made. They claimed that this
counterfeit money was so fine as to
deceive Government officials. This
scheme, was so often exposed in the
newspapers ns to enlighten the public.
Now the green goods mau makes the
following statement in his latest cir
cular: 'Now, my dear sir, I am fully
aware of the suspicion and prejudice
that you naturally will entertain for
my proposition, as you will on first
thought class it as coming from a
green goods or sawdust swindler; but
if you will lay aside that prejudice,
apply common sense and look at my
proposition from a business stand
point, compare lt with the methods of
these petty swindlers and you will
credit me with not being fool enough
to waste my lime addressing a man of
your Intelligence and standing in the
community. The methods of the so
called green goods swindlers have
been exposed from time to time in
the dally press. They send out seduc
tive circular letters to ignorant farm
ers with a newspaper clipping In re
gard to counterfeit money, &c, false
ly pretending that they are the par
ties spoken of In the article, and offer
ing to sell that which they have not,
Inducing them to send on their hard
earned money and sending them a va
lise of sawdust or a brick or some
such In return. The reason these ras
cals find it profitable to work this
game ls because they know, and they
take it for granted that the people In
general know,' that there are hundreds
of thousands of dollars, counterfeit, in
circulation, and as men have no moral
scruples against Increasing the money
circulation (in fact, the majority of
people are lu favor of doing lt by law,
as witness the late greenback erase
and the present silver agitation) they
are induced to send on their money on
the very literal terms held out to
them-five cents buying a dollar, or
some such absurd price. . No intelli
gent man would do lt, for their very
proposition is ridiculous."
Chief Wilkie says that the circulars
now sent out by the swindlers are so
artfully worded as to deceive many
people. If the swindler begins a cor
respondence with a probable victim
he sends him a new $1 bill along with
a second circular as a sample of his
work. The bill is genuine, however.
Sometimes the would-be victim In- ,
closes this dollar to the Secret Service
without saying where he got it and
asking if it is genuine. The Secret
Service officials write him that lt is
the best made, but they manage to in
close him a circular which opens his
eyes and makes him see how the
green goods man is working on him.
A doctor died and wa3 buried at
Miltonville the other day. In the fu- '
neral procession the doctor's team was
led just behind the hearse and prop
ped on the buggy seat was the doc
tor's medicine . case. And yet some
people reject the belief that heredity
has brought down to us the customs
of 6,000 years ago. The earliest ac
count of man tells us that the warrior
was buried with weapons.-Kansas
She Routed the Governor.
This is a tale of Governor Pingree
and a woman:
They met this morning. The woman
wanted a pardon for her son, who is
now serving time for theft. The go'
ernor didn't want to commit himself
without learning the particulars of the
case. He got them. The woman said
her son had never stolen anything, and
wanted the pardon quick. The gov
ernor v. ouldn't agree, and then there
was a row. The woman said it was an
outrage, a shame; she would see about
it right off. The people of the state
should know all about this governor of
theirs. She would appeal to the press
and expose such a police system.
The governor ran and locked himself
up in his private room. The woman
then turnod upon the executive office
employees, and after relieving her
mind left the building in high dud
geon. She forgot to leave behind her
name and the particulars of the case.
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoko Your Life Away.
To quit tobacco cosily and forever, bo mag
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Dac, thewonder-worker, that makes weak rr on
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A London paper speaks of a type-settlupr ma
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
reethlng.softens the gums, reduces Inflamma
Mon.allayspain.cures wind colic. 35c. a bottle.
I can recommend Piso's Cure for Consump
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SEND, Ft Howard. Wis., May 4. 1804.
lt is said there has never been? a race of
men who wore ignorant of tho mo of Aro.
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Guaranteed tobacco habit cure makes weak
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A Florida inventor has designed a steam
boat to run on thc ice in winter.
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Tho readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure in all its
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The proprietors hov so much faith in its cur
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Hall's Family Pills arc tho best
Liberia Is tho only town of any size In
Monrovia, with a population of 13,000.
To Cnre Constipation Forever.
Tako Cascareis ' 'andy Cathartic. 10c or 25.2.
HC.C. C. foll to euro, druggists refuud monoy
Talk of an "opcndoor"otthlsseasonof the
year naturally makes one feel chilly.
" Hai Restorer is a Perfe<
Vienna Coffee Houses.
The coffee houses play an important
part in all the' business ventures that
are organized In Vienna, Austria. The
Viennese cannot do business without
his coffee. When he ls visited by a
fellow business man who has some
scheme to propose, they adjourn lm
mediately to the nearest cafe, order
coffee for two, pass a few pleasant re
marks on the weather and compliment
each other on his prosperous appear
ance. When the cups are emptied one
of the gentlemen takes out his dainty
cigarette cose, proffers a cigarette,
and they are ready for business.
On rainy days the coffee housgs are
filled all day long. Every cafe sub
scribes to scores of newspapers abd il
lustrated periodicals In all languages,
and lt is a common sight to see one
person with a pile of papers at his
side so high that one wonders whether
he has not reserved ror himself all
the reading matter In the establish
ment This custom may be said to be
the direct cause of the uiiprogressive
ness of Viennese journals. When the
people can enter a cafe and by spend
ing a few cents on a cup of coffee pe
ruse all the dailies and weeklies pub
lished, and without having to walt for
their turn-for each coffee house gets
several copies of each periodical-they
arc not apt to Invest many pennies lh
dally reading matter.-New York
Insurance Against Frost.
The.authorities of all the Swiss can
tons try in every possible way to pro
mote the agricultural interests of
Switzerland. If late spring frosts or
hailstorms injure growing' crops, the
government, where found necessary,
indemnifies farmers with moneys ap
propriated for such purposes, and thus
helps them bridge over unprofitable
seasons. On the other hand, laws are
passed and put into execution compell
ing every land owner to protect his
crops from pests and mildew.-U. S.
The Smokeless Variety.
Waggles- This war has shown that
powder should be unlike a child.
Juggles-What in the world do yon
Waggles-It should be heard, not
Beauty IR Blood Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty withont it. Cascareis, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring np the lazy liver and driving all im
purities ^om tho body. Boffin to-day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly billons complexion by taking
Cascarets,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c. 25c. GOc
When a married woman goes away on a
visit and comes home oarller than sho in
tended it ls usually a sien that she loves her
husband, though sometimes sho cornos back
to soe if she can catch bim at anything.
To Cnre a Cold in One Hwy.
Tako LaxaUvo Bromo Quinine Tablots. All
Druggists refund money If lt falls to euro. 23c.
It ls not senorally known that all per
sons to whom light gold is tendered may
break, cnt or deface any coln below the cur
Educate Your Bowels With Cascareta.
Candy Cathartic ciiro'constiDatlo'i forever.
l0c,S3c. If C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money.
I tour neighbors objected to ns as much as wo
do to them, we should think they wonld move.
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E'S FEMALE PANACEA CURES
:e called our family physician, and he
an for consultation. Alter using their
ras very little better, so I then purchased
ea and commenced treating her. Before
le she was in better health than she had
minended the Panacea to three of my
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