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THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE,
Ton mast either soar or stoop,
Fall or triumph, stand or. droop;
Yon must ?Ither serve or govern,
Must ba slave, or must be (sovereign;
Must, in fire, be block or wedge,
Must be anvil or be sledge.
tl "ANICE." !
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I A Wife's Second Courtship. |
Anice Yale aa? Lawrence Favorite
married each other as a part of their
social duty. They had grown np with
the expectation that they would be
married and contemplated that fact
without much interest fur all the years
of their youth. When Anice came
Lome from school and was introduced
into society it was generally nnder
, stood that she would be allowed only
one season of freedom.
Lawrence Favorite certainly would
not have claimed that his yonng wife
was absorbed iu him. He had. been
well enough pleased to marry her. He
knew the purity and dignity of her
: life and could not help noting her
regal beauty, but his life, like hers,
bad been mapped out for him to a
He had not thought much about her
life. He had supposed, in a lordly
but chivalrous fashion, that she sat in
tue parlor eating bread and honey,
figuratively speaking, while he was
away at business, and that she
watched for his return, ns was the
duty of a wife, that 6he made, herself
beautiful for his pleasure, and went
and came according to bis desire.
An indisposition which kept Law
, renee at home for a week revealed to
him the fact that his wife lived a stir
ring life in which be bad n?. part, and
' the details of which she did not con
fide to him. She was seldom at home.
She gave over tbe keeping of their
great mansion to her corps of servants,
and her directions to them were of the
Visitors came who were closeted
with her-visitors of whom he had
never heard. She went out, plainly
attired, was gone for hours, and re
turned greatly wearied. La wren co
Favorite was mystified and a trifle
displeased. But for all that he began
to acquire a sort of respect for this
woman whom he had taken as a
matter of course. He tried to draw
her into conversation, but she gav?
him only polite nothings, as had been
her habit always.
"You ate a reticent woman, my
dear, " he said to her one evening as
the two sat together at dinner. She
looked np and languidly smiled.
"A confidential womau is always
annoying, don't you think so?" she
She looked at bim across their
dainty table-looked at him over, the
violets, and was never more beautiful
with her gleaming satin gown and her
delicately tinted flesh, then at that
moment, but not a lino of her face
softened at his remark.
"Von spare me too much. In these
days that I have been at home ailiug
it has occurred to me that I know
nothing about your life- I realize that
you and I are strangers. "
"I realized that a long time ago.
That is why I have not confided in
"But why did you marry me if you
considered me a stranger?"
"For the same reason that you
married me-because it was too muoh
trouble to protest; because it was
simpler to marry somebody than to
remain single and have folks forever
worrying, and because whatever you
did not know about me you knew
nothing objectionable. In other words,
wo were married because wo were too
supine to protest"
He sighed and looked longingly at
the exquisite woman opposite him.
"I suppose it is so," he admitted,
"but I much wish we had married
each other for some better reason."
The next day he was able to go to
business, but he could not fix his
mind upon the letters to which he en
deavored to give his attention and the
details of his business continually
slipped from him. Harnssed and too
irritable to remain at kis desk he went
home. There was a certain bride hold
ing her postnuptial reception in the
neighborhood, and the carriages
thronged the avenues leading to the
"Anice wijl be there," he said to
himself. "And she will be more
beautiful than the fairest."
But as he ascended his steps he was
surprised to see his wife open the
door and stand on the threshold talk
ing with a woman. In his wife's ar IHR
was a little*babe, and she bent pud
kissed it twice before she placed it in
the arms of its mother.
"Be sure and give the baby an air
ing everyday," she called as the
woman started away. "And the food
will be sent up tomorrow, and the lit
tle buggy will be there when you get
home. I'll expect you again a week
from today. Don't forget."
Lawrence had never beard her voice
sound so hearty and full of cheer. He
could hardly believe this was the
woman who ordinarily employed a
sort of monotonous, musical intoning
when she spoke. Nor could he at
first believe that those glowing eyes
were the calm and unresponsive ones
into which he had looked a thousand
times, only to be baffled by their
"You ure not at the reception,
' "Aa yoa aee." She endeavored to
return r.t once to her ordinary tone,
built was difficult As the door
dosed he held out his arms to her.
"Anice!" he cried, "Anice,dear love,
do not ehange your voice for me 1 Do
not drive the light out of your eyes
because I have come! You igivo your
life in ministry to others. Minister
also to me. Forgive me that I have
not understood. Neither of no bas
understood. We have been like chil
dren groping in the dark and comfort
close at hand had we only reached for
it. I know I am not worthy of your
love, but try to love me and perhaps
I may grow in goodness.
She interrupted him, weeping.
*1 have loved you long," she
sobbed. "But I meant that you
should never know."-Chicago Trib
? Effects of War on Game.
I heard two South African sports
men discussing tbs other day the pos
sible effects a campaign spread over a
large area might have on the dwin
dling big game of that region. The con
clusion they arrived at was that the
game had already receded beyond the
possible sphere of influence of such
operations. At the same time war has
before now had strange and far reach
ing effects on the distribution of local
fauna, as for instance, when the can
nonading in 1870-'71 drove great bus
tards across the seas and into our
eastern counties in numbers unprece
dented since that magnificent bird
forsook this Hand for good and ali
many years a?o?-London Leader?
THE TRUE WASHINGTON.
The Fnthor of HI* Country a Century
After Mia Death.
Apropos of tho centenary of Wash
ington's death the editor of the Cen
tury comments thus upon the life and
fame of the first president:
It can be said that not only the
fame of Washington bas greatened
during the century that has flown
since his deatn, but the knowledge
and understanding of him have like
wise largely increased. The sculptor,
Daniel French, in the Washington
that he has modeled for the Paris
monument, has expressed the gran
deur of his fame. Here, with sword
and brow lifted toward heaven.be ap
pears as a world-hero; there is some
thing of the demigod, of the creature
of tradition, of myth, in attitude and
To be sure, there was an unusual
dignity about the person and reputa
tion of this hero, both during the
time of his greatest activity and later
in his career. There are none non
living who can make direct report of
the effect of his presence. upon be
holders, but there are many who have
had from those who saw him in ac
count, at first hand, of this effect
The present writer can never forget a
description of his appearance, frem
tho lips of nu old gentlewoman who
has beeu one of the baud of children
who strewed flowers before him at
Trenton, on his way to his inaugura
tion at Sew York. And, besides, thero
are many priuted records of the dignity
of his bearing, and the' impression of
majesty produced upon individuals
and the multitude.
As this country has grown, and as
the importance of his work is more
and more appreciated, and, too, ns he
recedes in distance, Washington's true
proportions are appreciated, and he
looms ever more grandly. Compared,
indeed with the unselfishness of his
actions and the nobility of his aims,
most of the world's conquering heroes
and makers of nations seem, in moral
comparison, a herd of self-seeking
Yet, while he has joined the ranks
of the world's demigods, he has, at
the same time, become nearer und
more human to us through a closer
study of his personality, "Ihe true
Washington" is a no less dignified but
much more sympathetic figure. If
we know the fierceness of his anger,
we honor all the more the power of
his self-control. If we rocognize tho
intensity of bia love for country lifo
(and something of a revival of the love
for such a life makes the present gen
eration more appreciative af this ami
able trait), still the keener our seuso
of his sacrifice to duty in relinquish
ing that life for the camp and the halls
Jn order to exalt tho wisdom of
Washington, and to insist upon the
importance of his farewell advice to
his people, it is not necessary to im
pute to him supernatural enlighten
ment Aud yet,so clear and right was
his thinking on themes of government,
and so valuable have proved his prin
ciples in operation, that he would be
a rash counselor who would call for
the utter disregard of any one of
these principles. Certainly a* to the
conditions to which his advice directly
applied, events have proved that he
saw not only deeply but far. At what
point any of his specific views may.
cease to be of service as a present
guide, it will be difficult, indeed, to
determine; and there will always be
danger that a wave of sentiment may
at any time drive a ' not phlegmatic
people from moorings afterward found
to be the safest
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
Children are born; men are mad?.
Homeless boys make lawless men.
To be always bold, is not always to
The higher you sit, the better you
A good boy is worth far more than
a bad man.
The home is the headquarters of the
Faith is the soul's ballast in the
storm of fear.
A golden chain may chafe as badly
as an iron one.
Sacrifice in the home, sends the in
cense of joy through the house.
The shingles yon are going to buy
are not keeping you dry today.
Some people continuo to be offen
sive, even when conferring favors.
A man's prosperity can only be
measured by its effects on his heart.
The memory of yesterday will often
furnish the best prophecy of tomorrow.
The measure of a man's goodness is
not the ill he avoids, but the good he
The prizes men pursue, are often
but the bubbles blown by their own
Thc value of the artificial light is
dependent on the vanishing of the
In the mathematics of souls, you
can never be snro how many two. and
two may make.
When yon hear most noise about
religion, you may remember that the
propeller is not heard save when it
churns out of the water.-Barn's Horn, j
Elephant*' Toboccan Slide.
"In India, where I was a cornet
of her majesty's hussars,! gave a good
deal of attention to elephants," said
Murray Garde, a salesman of automo
biles the other night to a Philadelphia
Becord writer. "What particularly
interested me was the bold, original
method an elephant has of getting
down a hill when the gradient is too
steep for walking. Ho sits calmly
down on his hinderlandB, you know,
pushes off, and-bzz, bzz-he's at the
bottom. It hurts, though-the fric
tion, the inequalities of tue descent,
the tenderness of the hide, don't you
"But I only speak of this because
the bears of your country remind me
of it. The bears of Utah and Wyoming
are the cleverest wild animals I have
ever seen. They, too, slide down the
precipices and the mountains, but
they are more tender of themselves
thau the elephants. They cut bark
from a tree with their teeth and claws
in strips big enough to be sat upon
comfortably, and on these toboggans
they coast down the steeps of their
wild country without any evil effects.
.A strange sight it is, I tell you."
New York City'? Fine Morgue.
New York undoubtedly possesses
the finest morgue in the world. It
was built two years ago, 'id has a
capacity of 125 bodies, which pve kept
in cold storage. The bodies ure not
made a grewsonie exhibition as in
Paris, and the room in which they are
kept is not more repulsive in appear
ance than a safe deposit vault. There
are from twenty to fifty arrivals a day,
aud in 1898, 8122 bodies passed
through the morgue. The bodies of
unclaimed persons are photographed
and their olothing is preserved for s
period of six months.
Government Printing Office.
The new government printing office
will cost about $2,000,000, and it is
said that even after its completion it
wiH not be large enough to meet the
demands upon it. The new building
will be eight stories in height and its
floor space will be about nine acres.
The floors will sustain a load of 85,
New Cable Lines.
Prance ls absolutely dependent upon Eng
land for news of tho Transvaal war, because
the cables are under her control, and shu is
ready to spend a vast sum of money to iroe
herself. Tallia like many people, wno, alter
allowing dyspepsia to settle upon them, spend
a fortune seeking deliverance. Save your
money and try Hastener's Stomach Bitters,
the medicine which never fails to cure dys
pepsia, constipation, biliousness, malaria,
feror and ague.
A Man of Breeding.
She-You are tho most exasperating man
on earth. Here I scold you for huir un hour,
and you won't answer. Why don't you talk?
He-1 never use strong language In the
presence of a lady.-Indianapolis Journal.
44 A Miss is As
Good as a Mite.
If you are not entirely <a>ct(, you are til.
Illness does not mean death's door, lt is
?sense of 'weariness, a " tired feeling" a
life filled <with nameless pains and suffer
ing. In 907B of cases the blood is to blame.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is Nature's corrective
for disorders of the blood, ^member
Slang of the English Smart Set.
I have spoken before of the craze
there is among a certain section of
so-called smart society in England for
the use of Blnng that .practically be
comes a language all to itself. We have
the thieves' language, and the Romany
dialect,'and various other methods of
deforming the English tongue. But
surely the "society slang" is the worst
of the lot. I was given the other day
a list of words that are quite new to
me. All persons like the butcher, ot
your cook, or your coachman, or the
milkman, are "geniptics" and "ladoes."
ii nus the dustman is the "dust-demp
tlc," the butcher the "nieat-demptic,"
a beggar a "beggar-ladoe" or a "beg
gar-geruptic," while tho postmau is
known as the "postie.' A policeman,
for no very obvious reason, is called
the "penceruau," a brougham is a
cart, and horses are of course "gee
gees." A piano is a "prnnnle." Medi
cine ls "mettle." and wheu you go to
bcd you go to "bee." No one who uses
the society slang ever thinks bf speak
ing of Kensington. They say "Kcnsie."
while Belgrave Square nnd Belgravia
generally are called "Belgy."-Chicago
Thirty minutes is all the time required to
dye with POTNAM FADELESS DIKB. Sold by
A Youthful Schemer.
Tommy-I bought this dog to make money
out of him.
His Sister's Beau-How's that?
Tommy-I expect you to give rae ten cents
for tying him up ever'time yon come to see
sister. He's awful savage.-Ohio State Jour
Bcuufy Is Blood. Dcop.
Clem blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascarete, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it denn, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
purities from tho body. Begin to-day to
banish pimples, bolls, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Coscorets,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
"Don'tkeep tellin' po' folks how sorry yon
is yon can't help 'em," Uncle Eben. "Dey
has too much trouble of der own to stop an'
sympathize wld you."-Washington Star.
Catarrh Cannot he Cured
With local applications, as they cannot reach
the seat of the disease. Catarrh ls a blood or
constitutional disease, and in order to nure
it yon must take internal remedies. Hall's
Catarrh Cur?is taken internally, and acta di
rectly on the blood and mucous sn rf ace. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was
prescribed by one of the best physicians in
this conntrv tor years, and is a regular pre
scription. It is composed of the host tonics
known, combined with the best blood purifiers,
acting directly on the mucous surfaces. The
perfect combination of the twoingredientsi*
what produces such wonderful results in cur
ing catarrh. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY ?fc Co.. Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, price 7Hc.
Hail's Family Pills are the best.
He-What ls a ?lrtatlon?
She-Attention without intention.-Chicago
Kducate Tour Bowels With Cascnrets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
Ile. 25c. If C. C. C. fall, druggists refund inoiioy.
ls the Klondike Growing Warmer?
Prospectlc visitors and gold seekers
In the Klondike region may extract
some comfort from the discovery,
made by the Harriman Alaska expedi
tion, tha? most of the glaciers which
abound In that territory are receding.
The fact is an Indication that the aver
age weather there is growing warner.
If It were growing colder the glaciers
would be advancing; while If lt were
about the same one year with another
they would maintain the same, general
position, neither creeping nearer to the
sea nor melting away from their ter
minal moraines. Thc rate of glacial
recession Is so slow, however, that fur
overcoats and wr rm sleeping bags are
likely to remain as a part of the nec
essary equipment of Alaskan travel for
some years to come. Nothing, it may
be added, is slower than the movement
of a glacier except the settlement of
the Alaskan boundary dispute-Les?
ls Mrs? Plnkham* HOP
great correspondance Is
under her own super
Every woman on Ms
continent should under?
stand that she can write
freely to Mrs? Plnkham
about her physical con
dition because Mrs a Pink
and because Mrs* Plnk
ham never violates con
fidence and because abe
knows more about the Ills
of women than any other
person In this country H
Lydia Em Plnkham's
Vegetable Compound has
cured a million sick wo
men?. Every neighbor
hood, almost every
family, contains women
relieved of pain by this
ORANGE FREE STATU
PEOPLE AND RESOURCES OF THE
Stock ItnUIntr, Diamond Mining and Ag
ricnlturo Itu Chief Industrie?-Granary
of the Boers-Produces the Best Salt
in tho World-Its Strict Llqrtor Law, .
The Orange Free State forms one of
the two independent republics in South
Africa. The Transvaal is the other.
The former is bounded on the south by
the Orange river, which divides it from
Caps Colouy, a British South African
colony. On the north it is separated
from its sister republic, the Transvaal,
by the Vaal river. Basutoland ?nd
tho range of the Drakensberg (Dragon
mountains) divide it from Natal on the
east On the west it is bounded by
Griqualand West, which in better
known as ihe Diamond Fields, a re
cently purchased British possession.
This little republic bas an area of
about 50,000 square miles. It is an
e ovated tableland 4000 feet above the
sea level, and is 400 miles long by 200
miles wide, running north and south.
The present population of the conn*
try is estimated by its government at
about 98,000 whites and 140,000 na
tives of the Easuto and Barolong
tribes. Bloemfontein, which is 750
miles north of Tablo Bay, 450 miles
north of Port Elizabeth, and 400 north
of East London, is the capital. The
only mountain ranges in the Orange
Free State are the Stall mountains in'
the eastern portion of the republic.
From the Drakensberg the country
slopes gradually to the Vaal river on
the northern aud western boundaries.
The southern part of the Froe State
is dotted with detached kobjos or in
dividual liillf. Otherwise the interior
is an undulating prairie or prairies,
formerly covered with coarse graBS.
This is changed in the south to a
scrubby brush or copse, which is excel
lent grazing for sheep, a sweeter grass
supplanting the sour or coarser grasses
in places. The Orange Free State is
not a forest country. It is virtually
treeless. The species of forest now
found on the hillsides and in the
moist valleys of tho rivers is n scant
scrub of mimo.ca thorn, the wild olive,
the willow, and the camel thorn, which
is n species of wild neu.ia.
The principal lands are best adapted
to pastoral purposes, though there is
a 30 by 100-mile strip of soil on the
Basutoland border considered to be
second to none in the world for grain
producing purposes. The pursuits of
the people being principally stock
raising and grain growing, the burgh
ers have leisure for war. The strip
noted above produces, without irriga
tion or fertilizing, and after planting
for nearly forty consecutive years, from
thirty to eighty bushels to the acre.
This fertile strip of la.rl is known as
the Conquered Territory. It was taken
from the Busutos about 1864. This
little belt of lund is the granary of
the Orange Free State aud of tl?e
Transvaal. In this belt of couutry,
thirty miles wide by 100 miles long,
are grown wheat, oats, barley, maize
and Kaffir corn. It also carries large
herds of cattle, horses, sheep, Angora
goats, and ostriches. Pears, apples,
peaches and grapes are likewise grown
to a large extent. This is the Boer
base of supplies, and the mountains
which face British South Africa are
depended upon with Boer endurance
and Boer strategy to hold these fields
inviolate to the homes of the twin
republics of the same blood.
Diamonds are extensively mined on
the fields of Jagersfontein, where the
famous 900 carat .Tagersfonteina ex
celsior was found, on May 30, 1893.
and Koffyfontein, in the district of
Faur es ui i th, which is in the south
western part of the Bepublic. The
importance of these mines can be
seen when it is known that the dia
mond output of the Jagersfontein
field for January was 15,189' carats,
valued at $150,000, while that for
Koffyfontein for the same period was
151 0 carats, valued at $11,000. This?
is part of the contemplated war prize
in the present conflict.
The inhabitants of the Orange Free
State are, like tho Boers of the Trans
vaal, a peaceful, educated and well
governed people. The country is
divided into 19 districts, each one of
Which is presided over by a landdrost,
or magistrate. Each of these magis
terial districts ia again subdivided
into one, two or more wards, accord
ing to its size or importance. Each
of these wards sends a nember to the
Volksraad, or Legislature. In addi
tion to this each town also sends a
member to the Volksraad In this
Legislature the people delegate the
government of the country. The
president, who is the responsible head
of the executive department, is ad
vised by au executive council and by
the high court, which is composed of
a chief justice and two puisne judges.
The government obtains about $2,
000,00U annually from the revenue of
the state to meet its expenditures.
This revenue is mainly derived from
the followiug sources. Quit-rent on
farms, at the rate of 48 cents for each
100 morgen, or 200 acres, transfer
dues on unmovable of fixed property,
at the rate of 4 per cent rate on mov
ables, that is, all goods sold by ano
tion; a hut or capitation tax of $2.50
a head on natives. From the custom
house there is received about $600,000
The Orange Free State expends
about $150,000 annually on roads,
$300,000 on bridges, and large sums,
for so small a country, on public build
ings. In fact, nearly one-third of the
entire revenue of the state is absorbed
by educational grants and publio
works. This would be a very fine
showing for couutries outside of
The government of this Boer state
is very careful about the education of
the children of the land. For this
purpose a permanent fund of $1,000,
000 is set aside. The educational de
partment is a very thorough one.
This department is under a superin
tendent who has under him a corps
of inspectors and sub-inspectors.
There are now about 80 fine govern
ment schools with a staff of 150 teach
The great majority of the citizens
of the Orange Free State are, from the
circumstances of their Dutch origin,
members of the Dutch Beformed
church. This is the established
church of the land.
The climate of the Orange Free
State is dryer and colder than that of
its neighbors. This is due to its alti
tude and inland position. It is there
fore healthful for weak lungs. Its dry
Benson is in the winter timo, bot its
periods of rain and moisture are un
certain. In the winter time the rivers
are shallow. Some of them hardly
flow. They degenerate into what are
called pans (sea cow or hippopotamus
water holes), which have drifts or fords
here and there. In the summer these
watercourses are dangerously Bwollen,
often rising in a single night from ten
to twenty feet above their normal
level. The pans, or peculiar circular
water basins, found in the middle
veldt, or watershed territory between
any two rivers, are sometimes salt or
I ?' i . .-; -?t?
brackish. These middleveldt pans,
are numerous in Bloemfontein, Ja
cobsdal, Faursmith and Boshof dis
tricts. One of these depressions, the
Hagan s-Pan, is "worked by a large salt
company, which exports its product
to Johannesburg. This salt, ac
cording to Professor Hahn's analysis,
is the best in the world. The pan
from which it is taken is about two
miles across. It is located about 26
miies from Bloemfontein. The salt
from it is made after this fashion: A
trench eight or ten feet deep is made
in the pan. The brine percolates into
this trench from which it is sur.se
qwently pumped np ou a huge buck
or tent rails. Here the water evapor
ates and the salt sediment is left de
posited on the soil surface.
While thc rivers of the Orange Free
State are not navigable, they are well
stocked with fish, some of which are
peculiar to them. The barber (Clari
na capensis) is only found in the Or
ange river and its tributaries. This
tish is as long as seven feet. It has
very few bones and no scales. The
barber has a large and ungainly head
with eight cirri-feelers on the lower
Jip. The yellow fish is lound in all
the Free State waters. It sometimes
weighs as much as twenty pounds.
Among the more important of the
Other tish are the whitefish, calves
head and the nndermouth. The igu
ana and the river turtle also abound.
Tho Free State is not notable for
fierce or dangerous wild animals. The
chief animals are antelopes, wi Irle
bes ts, olesboks, anteaters, wildcats,
uiier ca ts, porcupine.', hedgehogs,
jackals, hyenns, wild dogs (the last
three being almost extinct), and ar
The Orango Free State has a sort
of Maino liiiuor law. lt was passed
in 1883. This statute absolutely pro
hibits the sale of alcoholic spirits of
any kind to the tribesmen and to peo
ple of color generally. 'It prevents its
sale to auyoue except in towns. There
is no license granted for the sale of
strong drink outside of municipali
HEROIC DEEDS OF CHILDREN.
Jnstnnre? Wlicro They H nv? V.rcn More
Prompt l imn Grown l'ooptn.
Probably the most precocious hero
on record is a tiny boy called Leonard
Webber, aged five years, who several
days ago received a certificate of honor
from the Boyal Humane society for
saving from drowning the life of his
little brother, aged three. The chil
dren were playing with some other
boys, when the younger Webber fell
into the water. The others, frightened
by the incident, too1: to their heels,
but Leonard, without the slightest
hesitation, plunged in and rescued his
brother from a watery grave. The
youthful hero, who is a bright, intelli
gent youugster, seemed to think noth
ing of his brave feat, and there can be
little donbt that he is of the stuff
which has goue so far toward building
np the mighty British empire to which
Quite as remarkable was the case
which comes from a remote corner of
Russia,.where a boy of nine years ac
tually possessed the temerity to tackle
a great gaunt wolf that had assailed a
tiny playmate as the latter lay asleep.
The rescuer seized an axe that chanced
to be lying on the gronnd, where it
liad been left by a woodman, and gave
battle to the wolf, who, finding him
self thus attacked,promptly abandoned
his murderous intentions and trotted
off into the wood. So silently was
.the splendid deed performed that the
sleeper slept on through its perform
ance and it was only when he awoke
soon afterward that he heard how
narrow an esoape he had from a ter
Bus3ia has, indeed, been the scene
of much youthful heroism. Some
years ago when a peasant woman was
sitting with her little daughter, aged
about eight years, at supper, the cur
tains which divided the living room ip
which they sat from the adjoining bed
room caught fire through the explo
sion of an oil lamp. The mother sot
dumfounded, not knowiug what to do,
but her daughter, child as she was,
possessed more presence of mind, for,
seizing a knife, the climbed upon a
chair, cut down the blazing curtains
and then smothered the flames with
the hearth rug. In two minutes* time
the fire, which might have developed
into a veritable conflagration, was ex
tinguished, and the whole business
was carried out by the unaided pluck
of a mite of 8. Fortunately she
escaped with nothing worse than sev
eral trivial burns, and her brave con
duct was the talk of the village for a
long time afterward.
Even burglars have found them
selves worsted by children little more
than babies, and in Nottingham, not
so very long ago, a burly disciple of
Bill Sykes was subdued and captured
by the action of a schoolboy of 12.
The boy slept in a tiny room adjoin
ing his father's apartment, and was
awakened one December night by
sounds of a struggle from the latter
chamber. Without an instant's hesi
tation the child seized a poker, and,
gliding on tiptoe into the room, found
his father in the grip of a massive
burglar, who was gradually choking
Quick os thought the boy hit the
ruffian,once,twice and thrice,npou the
head, with the result that he loosened
his grasp on the father's throat and
fell to the floor, stunned and helpless.
Ten minutes later he was on his way
to the police station, under the guar
dianship of two stalwart constables,
and it afterward transpired that he
was a malefactor long wanted by the
police for series of daring burglar
A Boom In Courtship.
Talking of merconary marriages,
loye-making has been goiug on so
briskly in the Choctaw nation, that
nearly six thousand white men have
won Choctaw brides, and the laud
and money that accompany them.
The Choctaw girls are rather pretty
and some are highly educated.
Those who are not fullbloods refuse to
marry Indians, hence there is a great
demand for whites. Choctaw girls
marry at the age ot seventeen. Be
cause of the five hundred and fifty
acres of land (equal amount beir.g
given to their husbands) no trouble is
experienced in finding a suitable com
panion. Their complexion is clear
white. AB a rule, the eyes and hair
are black, although some are perfect
blondes. They are of n kind and lov
ing disposition, and aro said by the
white men who have tried it to make
excellent wives. To avoid tramps
and degenerates marrying these girls,
the Choctaw laws provide that all
white men, before they can be admit
ted to the tribe, must produce recom
mendation of good character from the
county judge of tho county where
they last resided.-Waverley Maga
Alway* on Hand.
"Witnes8,were you the first person
to arrive at the scene of the riot?"
."No? yer honor,there were a womau
with a baby buggy got there afore
It's too risky, this
gambling with your
cough. You take the
chance of its wear
ing off. Don't I
The first thing
you know it will be
down deep in your
lungs and the game's
lost. Take some of
Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral and stop the
gambling and the
"I was given np to die with
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral and began
its usc. 1 commenced to improve
at once. I am now back to my
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health."-CHAS. E. HARTMAN,
Gibbstown, N. Y., March 3, 1899.
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Thc dollar size is best to keep
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Rivals in Arms.
Four of the five most prominent
figures In thc Transvaal at present
Kruger, Joubcrt, Schalk Burger and
Kotze-must be accounted rivals rath
er than friends. Paul Kruger is Pres
ident and Gen. Joubert would like to
be. Thc latter came desperately near
success in the elections or 1S93. There
were three candidates In the field
Kruger, Joubert and Kotzc. The last
named had no chance, and only polled
76 votes, but between the other pair
lt was a neck-aud-ncck race, and Mr.
Kruger only won by 872 out of a total
of nearly 15,000. the actual figures be
ing: Kruger, 7.SS1; Joubert, 7,009. By
the time the elections came on again
last year the situation had altered
greatly, and Mr. Kruger was a hot fa
vorite. There were again three con
estants, and the General came out
last, . . result being: Kruger, 12,858;
Schalk Burger, 3,753; Joubert, 2.00L
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"O'. yes, indeed! She ir mubbed by a bet
ter class? nf people each bucceoding year."
To Cure Constipation Forever.
Take Cascarets ( andy Cathartic. 10c or 5.*>c.
If C. C. C. fall to cure, druggistsrofund money.
Give me health and a day. and I will make
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teething, softens the gums, reduces Inflamma
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We have not been without Piso's Cure for
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Camp St., Harrisburg, Pa.. May i, 1894.
There is no genius in life like tho geniusof
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How Are Tonr Kidneys f
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Relrljeratioa lip to Date.
An entirely new method of domestic
efrigeratlon is shown among the ex
ilbits at the National Export Exposl
ion. Instead of delivering blocks of
ce to put Into house refrigerators, the
lompany having the exhibit delivers a
;alvanlzed sheet iron can filled with
vater and sealed up. The water ls
rozen when delivered, and the com
>any replaces lt with a similar can
he next day, taking away the first one
o be refrozen. The advantage claimed
s that the Ice melts more slowly, and
hat the Ice water, which ls retained,
nstead of running away as soon aa
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;1 plated balls or shells, like eggs, are
illed with water and frozen In like
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mtll wanted for use. One advantage
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iry at all times. The moist air quickly
:ondenses Its moisture on the surface
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Snakes and birds form a large part
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These creatures come iu great numbers
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by snakes, and they are among the
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In a cage lt Is the size of the snake
more than its venomous qualities that
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python Is worth more than a rattle
snake of smaller size.
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Hands and Limbs Covered with Blisters and
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Of JOHN D. PORTE & CO., Real Estate and Insurance,
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