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Where Water Was an Advantage.
A friend shows us this morning a
picture taken on tho coast of Hol
land of a company of women and
children with their woodon shoes
and peculiar bonnets with thc little
gold bells fastened upon them.
As all our readors know, a groat
part of Holland would bo under wa
ter but for the vast dykes or em
bankments which tho Dutch havo
built to koop out tho ocean.
It reminds us of an interesting
story, how Frederick tho Great was
anxious to conquer Holland and
make it a part of his possessions ; so
ono day he invited the Dutch ambas
sador to witness a review of his
army, and after ono large body of
troops had marched by ho said to
the Dutch ambassador, uWhat do
you think of those men?" "Good
soldiers," replied tho ambassador,
but not tall enough." Another large
body of troops passed by and Fred
erick again asked, "What do you
think of those mon V" and received
-the same reply, "Good soldiers, but
not tall enough." Thon oamo Fred
erick's great body-guard, composed
of giants, which thc king had brought
together from all parts of his king
dom, and with a triumphant air tho
king askod tho ambassador, "What
?do you think of thoso men ?" and
again the ambassador mado the same
reply, "Not tall enough." "What
do you moan, " said Frederick. "I
mean," said the ambassador, "that
wo can Hood Holland eight feet
.deep." The king concluded not to
attempt tho conquest of a country
which QOuld be Hooded eight feet
.deep.-Geo. T. Angeli, in Our Dumb
Sand Burr in His Throat.
Wilmington, October 20.-Joseph
j\. Daniels, the 11-year-old son of
.J. N. Daniels, of Southport, died
suddenly in the ?fHoe of Dr. W. C.
.Galloway, on oculist, the other day
wilde effort wero being made to re
move .? ?and burr from his throat.
'The child's throat was being sprayed
willi cocaine, and this is supposed to
thu ve been wdiat caused his death.
An honest gas meter is the noblest
nvork of a corporation.
With Penitentiary in View.
Senator Simmons, of North Caro
lina, fathers this story :
Many years ago in North Carolina
the euhjeot of a State penitentiary
occupied thc minds of the oitizens,
and candidates for the Legislature
were called on to declare their senti
ments in regard to its establishment.
Tho Hon. Peter Jackson was up for
the lower House aud was making a
warm campaign against his oppo
nent. In ono of bin speeches ho said :
"Fellow-eitizens, I am not afraid
to declare my sentiments ; I am not
that kind of a coon hunter. My po
litical sentiments ought to be pretty
well knowti by this time. I am a
Democrat, rooked in the cradle of
Democracy, and was never anything
else, nor never shall be, as long as
tar and liquor ure made in this State,
and I guess that will be until Gabriel
sounds his trumpet.
' "There are three topics which agi
tate the State : Tho United States
bank, the tariff nnd the penitentiary.
I shall pass over the first *two very
brielly, giviug thom a touoh here aud
a touch there, and I shall hurry on
to the penitentiary, where I shall
dwell for some time."
Game in tho Yellowstone Park.
Attorney Dan Yancey, who is at
present in tho Yellowstone Park,
writes as follows to a friend in Hutte :
"I never saw the like of game in my
lift;, and it bas wintered well. One
sees but few dead eik, and you know
there are nearly 50,000 in the park,
besides . vast numbers of deer, ante
lope, mountain sheep and other game
I counted 122 cow elk on one hill
side near the hotel yesterday, whik
elk are to bo Been all along the road
and you can ride within forty y.:rdt
of them and see the velvet on theil
horns, which are now only about f
foot long. Wild geese, ducks anc
grouse are Hying around here, whiU
I am awakened every morning bj
the pheasants drumming on tho logs.'
To the polit teal victors belong thc
Many a good man tumbles intt
the gutter because women insist or
walking four abreast on tho pave
Wanted to Find Way Back.
Ono of the first oases which the
late Gilman Mnrtston, of New
Hampshire, liad after being admit
ted to thc bar was a civil suit involv
ing a somewhat complicated ques
tion of inheritance,'says the Boston
Herald. In no way dauutcd young
Marston tackled it, looked up au
thorities all the way back to Julius
Caesar, and prepared an argument
which seemed to him more than un
answerable. Its only foar was that it
might be beyond thc comprehension
of the Court.
When the time came the young
man rose and plunged in boldly. The
Judge seemed interested and Gilman
took heart. Hut nt tho end of an
hour and a half, in the midst of tho
most intricate part of his plea, bo
was pained to seo what ho thought
WOB a lack of attention on the part
of tho Court.
It was just as he expected ; the
judge was unable to appreciate tho
nice points of his argument. He
paused, hesitated, and then said :
"Your honor, I beg pardon, but do
you follow me ?"
"I have so far," answered the
Judge, shifting about in his chair,
"but I'll say frankly that if I thought
I could find my way back I'd quit
Harry MoGlasson, who conducted
a bonding house at Frakerville, Ia.,
shot and killed his wife, bis five-year
old daughter and his sister-in-law
ono night last week. Ho then at
tempted to lind his two young step
sons, but failing in this ho shot him
self, dying a few hours afterwards.
Jealousy wi" the cause.
Justice Woods has signed an or
der staying tho remittitur in the cast
of George Washington Murray, con
victed of forgery, until the Court
can decide whether it will grant bira
a re-hearing. The grounds for re
hearing ?B that the records do not
prove intentional wrong. The peti
tioner pleads that be "has committee
no moral wrong against the laws ol
God or man."
It sometimes happens that on<
coul^ earn $5 in half the time h<
spends in trying to get rid of a dim?
with a hole in it.
Illinois Village Swept by a Tornado.
St. Louis, October '20.-A tornado
struck the village of Serento, 111., 32
mill's northwest of St. Louis, last
Tuesday night, killing eight persons,
injuring 85 others, of whom three
will probably die, and doiug a great
amount of damage to property.
Forty houses were blown to atoms
or carried from their foundations. A
complete swath was out through the
town. Everything in the track of
the tornado was reduced to debris or
The storm approached from the
southwest and swept through the
main residence portion of the town.
Tho work of the wind was quickly
done and then followed a heavy
downpou; of rain, accompanied by
vivid lightning and deep thunder.
Those who escaped injury were for
the time panic-stricken, but ii nally
rallied and set to work to rescue the
injured. So violent was the tornado
that some of the residences were
swept away completely and the debris
effectually scattered. Houses that
remained standing wore converted
into temporary hospitals.
Loses Her Lite Trying to Save Children.
St. Louis, October 19.-Mrs. Alice
Hartma'n and her five children were
burned to death and their home de
stroyed by fire at Port Royal, a vil
lage in Franklin county. The tire
occurred Tuesday and tho nows of
it was first received at Clayton yes
terday afternoon through a mo?sen
ger. Tho husband, William Hart
man, escaped from tho burning
dwelling, but was unable to save any
member of his family. Thc dwelling
was a two-story frame building and
burned like cinder. It is t>aid a de
fective fine caused tho fire. Tho
family was aroused from sleep by
dense smoke. Hariman and his wife
and baby were sleeping oakthe first
floor, while tho other four children
slept upstairs. Mrs. Hartman, car
rying her baby, rushed upstairs to
arouse the children and before Hart
man could follow thc building sud
denly burst into Hames throughout
and he was forced to leave his entire
family to perish. The charred bodies
of the six victims were found in the
the ruins yesterday. The oldest
child was twelve years of age.
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Traffic in Young Women.
Chicago, October 20.-Traflio in '
young men purchased in Chicago for
practical sale in all parts of tho em
pire of China, han been discovered
by local Federal and police authori
ties, but thus far no law has been
found prohibiting tho exporting of
American women to foreign coun
tries. The police aro in possession
of the nameB of two women, one in
Chicago and one in Shanghai, China,
who aro thought to bo leaders in tho
The plan used in the operation of
tho alleged ring was, it is believed,
Lo be to hire unsuspecting girls,
tempting thom with lurid stories of
wealth in tho Orient.
Tho position of maid or high ser
vnnt in China in wealthy Chinese
families is said to have been the bait
offered. To bind tho contract the
applicant for the position was told
that her traveling and living ex
penses would bo paid and all tho
clothing necessary furnished. When
the women reached China they wore
immediately placed under guard and
sent to the purchasers, who had pre
viously paid from *f)00 to *1,000.
Character is a composite picture
of our vices and virtues.
Tho sermon that wins the most
praise touches the fewest sore spots.
When in New York, I Bought at a Fire Sale
5,000 yardi Outing, worth 0 conts, only 3J cont?.
5,000 yards Outing, worth 10 conts, only 5 couts.
5,000 yards Cotton Chocks, worth (5 conta, only 1 cont*.
Nothing burnt but tho price.
Mig lot of Shooting from 3 conts to 7 conts.
We have the best Line ever seen in Seneca.
AU the latest shades in Broad Cloths at $1.00 and $1.50; Drap do Nympho, worth $2.00, wo soil at $1.50.
A few pieces of tho latest Novelty Goods. Some of these goods woro formerly sold for $2.00, but wo ore now soil
ing at $1.00.
$1.25 Sorgos at 85 conts-all colors.
Ovor 100 different patterns of Silks, from 50 conts to $1.00.
Tho biggest line of Long Coats, Jackets and Skirts over soon boro.
The bargains in this lino aro worth looking after.
We are still in the Lead in Clothing.
Snits from $3.00 to $25.00.
Wo have recently added tho Famous Stuin-Hlock Oo.'s Lino to our already strong lino, which makes our Clothing
lopartroont com pl oto In every detail. .. . . .
If you want a Suit or Pair Ol Tauts, don't fail to soo our lino before buying.
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Wc carry a Full Lino at prices that can't bo heat.
Everything in Furniture Supplies.
Shoes, Shoes !
We have any style you want.
Hats, Hats !
All the latest styles in Stetson Hats, also cheaper
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