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Hcr eyes are like the stars of night.
Her voice like music thrill my heart,
Ser step upon the stair so light
Makes all my fervid pulses start.
Her dark brown heir'Is tin-ed with gold,
No form hut hers has such a grace;
She is a pleasure to behold.
Like sunlight, cheering every place.
Hut far above thse chirms of earth
Is h- r sweet souL that from her eyes
Shines where no sin bath ever birth,
A living proof that never dies.
.3"o loltylieishts of wealth and fame
. . 'Sly gentle maid doth not aspire,
Yet, vhen beside some artful dame.
You long for her whose charms ne'er tire.
And when yon gaze in her bright face,
And note h3r sweet confiding air.
You'd hardly think that you could trace
A brave and steadfast spirit there.
But so you can: and thus I know
That she'll be true in spite of all:
For why? doth not her whole life show
A priceless love that naught can pall?
Emily V. Duncan.
A "FINE ART."
Begging Considered by a Clergy
man in Thia Light.
&. Younjr 3fan "Seekinsr Ills Aunt" A Gen
tlemanly Unfortunate The Kx-Pris-011
Convict Who Had "lie
formed" Sound Con
clusions. I have been Hie minister of .1 church
In the north of London for many years;
ami having conic from a quiet country
parish, knew little of the tricks of the
begging trade. I had been here only a
lew months when a woman called on
ine in a state of great destitution, hav
ing walked from Chelsea without break
last, and with only a little bread the
day before. She coolly told me she had
lived in 1113- district four years ago, and
sat under my ministry and enjoyed it
greatly. I had only said I did not know
lier. when she interrupted me, assuring
rue I was mistaken: I had often been in
lier house, seeing her poor dear mother
"when she was dying, etc. I was in no
danger of giving her any thing; she
"made no pretension other than that of
relying on her own assurance to over
A little more skill was displayed hy
a. man who called by design, doubt
less when 1 was out, and was seen by
my wife. He had been dreadfully bit
ten in the leg by a ferocious dog, was
to get into a hospital the next day, but
Lad not a copper for food or bed for the
night While he spoke, by a conven
ient arrangement of his trousers-leg
the awful wound was disclosed to view.
Xadies arc always nervous nowadays,
sunt one can easilv imagine how effect
nal such a trick as this must be. The
first coin that can be got hold of is
thrust into his hand, and, with a sigh
of relief, the posible victim of hydro
phobia is hustled out at the door. I
beard of him several days after, still
telling the same tale, but not just ready
lo go into the hospital.
But the art in many cases reaches a
"far higher mark than this. The plot is
so constructed hy the adept as to prove
inquiry to be quite unnecessary, and
difficult or impossible. One Sunday
evening in August, 1879. when service
-was over, I found ayoungman of about
seventeen years, surrounded by several
members of the congregation, waiting
to see me. He had arrived just as I
was entering the pulpit, and requested
the officer to hand up to me a note,
sinking me to intimate, that if a Mrs.
atfacfarlane from Newcastle was in the
hnrch, a friend wished particularly to
see her at the end of the service.
The officer declined to give me this
note, but asked the lad to wait and see
nic. He was of medium stature, sharp
sind intelligent features, and, in speak
ing, used some Scotch words and pro
nunciations, but with an English tone.
He was in a sad fix; had come fron) Ed
"inburgh, whore he was employed in a
large printing establishment, to see an
mint in Newcastle; found she had come
to London, leaving no address, but
telling one of lier neighbors that she
would attend my church. He had spent
sill he had with jiim on his railway fare,
having no doubt that he would easily
find her, and here he stood penniless,
four hundred miles from home. Great
"was the sympathy of the friends whom
T found standing around him. One old
ijcotch gentleman was ready to give
him as much as would take him back
to Edinburgh; and a poor widow offered
liiiu bed and board till next day.
I took him home to supper, and sub
jected him to a severe examination,
Laving some knowledge of the Modern
Athens. I found that he knew all about
it, could name a number of its leadin"
men, and especially of its ministers.
He spoke of having been connected
-with the Carrubber s Close Mission,
and deported himself in every respect
as such a person should. His speech,
Lowever, was the one difficulty I could
not get over; it was like the attempt of
.a Cockney to speak Scotch, and would
doubtless succeed with a listener who
Lad not lived in Scotland. He said he
Lad money in the savings-bank; that
the good woman with whom he lodged
"would be ready to answer for his
ihaseslr; und ho would send whatever
was advanced to him as soon as he
On Monday, having slept at the house
of the widow, he came to breakfast
-with me, spoke of religious matters
fluently at table, and continued in all
things to meet the demands of the most
auspicious. I got his landlady's address,
told him to go down to the docks and
sec if he could get a passage cheaply in
the Carron Company's steamer, 'and
Teturn in the afternoon. He agreed to
-do so, and was thankful for the sug
gestion, as his trip had already cost
more than he intended to spend or could
well afford. I telegraphed to the ad--dress
ho had given me, but got no reply;
.and ho never returned. I found he had
.gone round to the poor widow and bor
rowed a small sum from her has he
Six months afterwards I saw a letter
in a newspaper warning ministers
against the arts of this same youth, and
narrating this same tale. He was look
ing for his fugitive aunt in the' churches
-of the mirHasHi counties, and probably
is still continuing the profitable pursuit.
The poor widow kept her faith in him
till this letter appeared; indeed, so
effectively had he played his part, that
even then she seemed more inclined to
believe in him than in the writer of that
One June morning about eleven
o'clock I was told there was a gentle
man in the drawing-room to see me. I
found there a man of about forty years,
rather under the average height, of
fresh complexion, with red whiskers,
neatly trimmed, and respectably
dressed. He introduced himself in the
most polite manner; was rery sorry to
trouble me; had walked up from Step
ney, about live miles; had left his poor
wife there ill in bed, and without a crust
of bread for breakfast Their priva
tions were all the harder to bear from
their former affluence. He had lived
on his own little estate in the country
in perfect comfort, till he became
security for a friend, avIio proved a
defaulter, and he lost his all. He came
to London to find a situation, bringing
his wife with him. He could not, as he
had hoped, get into a counting-house,
having no experience of business, and
was at last glad to take a place in Clap
ton as a gardener. He had been ac
customed to work a little in his own
garden, but the continuous labor soon
broke him down. He had just recovered
from an illness in which they had parted
with every thing that could be pawned;
and, having often been comforted bj
my preaching when he was in Clapton,
he thought of me very strangely that
morning, in fact he could not get the
thought of me out of his mind, and
determined to call upon me and submit
his case to me for advice. He had been
on the way from half-past seven till
eleven, being weak and lame, and was
now in dreadful anxiety about his poor
starving-wife. He showed me his last
pawn-ticket: 'One pair boots, six
1 asked about their friends. He had
been ashamed to let them know of their
destitute condition; but at last, driven
by starvation, he had written his wife's
mother; and here he took out a packet
of letters and selected from it one which
seemed the most recent The envelope
bore the postmarks all correctly enough,
and the contents full- corroborated his
story. It was the reply of his mother-in-law.
written to her daughter, his
poor wife. Father was away arrang
ing for a farm for dear George, who
was preparing to . get married; there
was no money in the house till he re
turned, which would be in two days;
then a few pounds would be sent to
bring them home, and there they would
remain till some suitable situation could
he got, etc. Now, if he could in any
way borrow a few shillings for two
or three days, all would be well, and
he would never forget the kindness;
indeed, he would bring his wifo up her
self, to thank me, when the money
came. That letter with all the post
stamps on it, together with the man's
appearance and manner and tears,
satisfied me. I gave him a few shill
ings, and have never seen him since.
Six weeks afterwards. I read a letter in
a daily paper, dated Rochester, describ
ing this same gentleman, and giving
the same story as the means by which
he was going about there, imposing
upon the kind-hearted to whom he
could get access. He is probably still
performing his little coined-, and car
rying oft in triumph the donations of
I determined thereaftter never to give
until I had made inquiry; but one fellow'
proved too clever for me even then. He
came one night about half-past eight
a big, broad-shouldered, round-headed,
pugilistic-looking man, whose whole
appearance testified against him. He
had just came from the prison at Gos-
pori, wnere no nau served two j'ears as
a deserter. When taken, he had been
for some months living in my district,
and working at his old trade as a brick
layer. The chaplain had shown him
the folly of his wicked life, and advised
him, as he had expressed his determina
tion to turn over a new leaf, to seek
help from the nearest minister. He had
slept in a shed last night, but had that
day got promise of a job to begin to
morrow morning at half-past six. But
every bricklayer must have a trowel,
line, etc.; and he had no tools, nor
11101103- to get them. If I would lend
him as much, he would be at my house
on Saturday at half-past two, as soon
as he got his pay, and return it, and
hoped to attend my church and go on
in the right way as long as he lived.
He showed me the D branded upon his
side; he offered to leave his coat, worth
three limes the money, and took it off
as he said it. I replied that it was quite
unnecessary; I had a friend, a builder,
who in the circumstances would lend
him the tools.
But ah, that would not do, as no one
must know his story; men would not
work with him if they did. He.had con
fided in me as a minister. I knew ho
any one who had been in prison
found it almost impossible to get any
thing to do. This offer had been made
to him, and seemed to open the way to
a new life, if onby he could get the loan
of four shillings or so, till Saturdaj-;
and if not, then God help him! he
did not know what was to become
of him; but he did trust me
that I would keep his secret. Again
he offered me his coat, which was a
good one, so I asked where the articles
could be got He said, 'In Holloway
Road;' now it was past nine o'clock. I
said I would go with him and see what
could be done; and away we went at
full speed. He entered a small marine
store, and came out immediately with
a sail face they had none. He thanked
me for my kindness; said I had acted
like a gentleman and a Christian, and
I could do no more. I asked where was
the nearest place at which he thought
they could be got He said they were
sure to be found down near the Angel,
I said I Avould trust him. gave him four
shillings; and -with a gush of gratitude,
he thanked me and said I would see him
on Saturday at half-past two shaq).
When half across the street, he turned
back and said he had nothing to eat
that day could I let him have a cop
per to get a bit of bread! I gave him
He never appeared on Saturday; but
a friend to whom I mentioned the cir
cumstance, when in Croydon about
three months afterwards, saw a letter
in a local paper which he sent me
describing this rascal, and stating that
he had called on several persons in that
neighborhood and succeeded in getting
mone- from each of them byt the same
The result of my experience leads me
to say to every one: Make it a rule
never to give on the spot or instant to
any applicant not known to 3011; ask
the address and get inquiries made; and
be sure that you know what you are
doing before you give. Seek "out the
deserving poor; they as a rule, do not
come to seek alms; yet you may find
them and your gifts will do both you
and the recipients good yon, as much
as them. Chambers' Journal.
nnd Instructive Information on
Various Scientific Subjects.
The idea has lately been prominently
brought forward that certain disar
rangements of vision are a frequent
cause of chorea and neuralgia. One of
the most common and unsuspected of
these disarrangements is declared to be
astigmatism, in which condition of the
eyes they fail to form a definite image
the eyes bring perhaps the vertical
rays to a focus sooner than the hori
zontal ones, so that there is not a clear,
defined image. An easy method of
testing the eyes for this mal-adjustment
is to draw on a sheet of white paper
parallel black lines, crossing them at
right angles by similar black lines, put
ting them on the wall, and then stand
ing off at as great a distance as they
can be seen, taking notice whether the
horizontal lines can be seen farther
than can the perpendicular ones. Eyes
not astigmatic would see them equally
clear at any distance.
The announced artificial formation of
cocaine by a German chemist is thought
to be a first step toward cheapening the
production of this important alkaloid.
The method of preparation in this case
consists in heating benzoj-l eegonine,
with a slight excess of methyl iodide
and an equal volume of methyl alcohol,
in a sealed tube at one hundred degrees
Cent This is not exactly speaking an
artificial formation of cocaine, but the
conversion into this base of another sub
stance comtaiifed in the cocoa leaves,
which has hitherto been a by-product of
little or no value. It is found that this b
product crystalize3 in transparent
prisms, and the acetate and sulphate
also crystalize in prisms. By the sim
ple action of hydro-chloric acid in scaled
tubes at one hundred C. it is decom
posed into methyl chloride, benzoic acid
The well-known nervous symptoms
commonby known as "railway spine,"
would better be called, according to
Prof. Charcot, railway brain. Those
grave and tenacious nervous conditions,
he says, which follow upon collisions,
and which make it impossible for their
victims to pursue for months, or even
years, tlieir accustomed occupations,
are often no more than lrysteria; the
latter, therefore, should be known and
recognized in legal medicine, since
large interests are involved in the mat
ter, and it may come before a tribunal
affected b- the deeply-rooted prejudice
against the word "hvsteria." Five
years ago, when systematic attention
was first given to male hysteria, Klein
was able to collect only eighty cases of
the affection, but B.itault has now
brought together a list of 218 cases.
Prof. Charcot expresses the opinion
that such cases as these are not more
frequent than formerly, but that the
affection has become better studied
and more easily recognized.
The hypnoscopc, invented by Dr.
Ochorowiez, is claimed to readily dis
close a person's liability to mesmeric
influence or hypnotism, or the reverse.
It is a tubular magnet, the edges of the
slit being north and south poles re
spectively, its armature or "keeper" of
soft iron closing the poles to preserve
the magnetism when the instrument is
not in use. To use it the armature is
taken off. and. the forefinger thrust
through the tube of the magnet,
so that both holes are united through
the finger itself. At the end of
two minutes the magnet is drawn
off and the person examined. It is
asserted that about thirty per cent.
of the persons examined by this method
are found to have experienced some
peculiar objective or subjective sensa
tions; some twenty per cent, an itching
or pricking of the finger, as if needle
points were entering the skin; others a
sense of coldness, or of heat and dry
ness. Boston Herald.
Comments by a Drummer.
Commercial travelers are not the free
living lords of creation that humorist
writers are accustomed to describe. As
a class, I believe, they earn the lowest
salaries of any responsible element of
the commercial community. If you
were to size up the entire membership
of any of the traveling men's- associa
tions, I think you would find that the
average salary would not be more than
$1,000 a year. Some few get $2,000
and expenses, and a very small number
run over that amount The- are worked
without consideration of health or cir
cumstances, and the systematic manner
in which their accounts are audited will
not permit a very Avide range from the
actual expense account Knocking
down is out of the question, and while
you may be able to conceal shaving and
bootblack work in sundries, you can
not go beyond that without provoking
inquiry. A single man can probably
save $40 a month on personal living ex
penses by being on the road, but he
must pay room rent in the city while he
is away. A married man estimates his
savings on household expenses while on
the road at about $23 a month, and
that is the very best that he can do.
Economy teaches him to live close at
home and abroad. SL Louis Globe
Democrat. The skeleton of a beast which must
have heen as large again as Jumbo has
been dug up in Lorain County, Ohio.
He is supposed to have died 4,000 years
ago, probably having got tired of wait
ing for Columbus to come and discover
him. Detroit Free Press.
Cincinnati proposes to raise a guar
anty und of $1,000,000 for her centen
nial exposition in 1888. The exposition
will open early in July and continue
one hundred days.
What may be done at any time will
be done at no time.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
An excellent carbon for electrical
purposes is now obtained from .sea
weed. An Australian has invented an elec
trical machine-gun which he claims is
capable of firing 120 rounds every few
seconds, from any position and in any
The discovery of a network of so
called canals on the planet Mars by
Schiaparelli several years ago, has been
confirmed this ear by observers both
in England and" Italy.
A button which works on the prin
ciple of a cork-screw is the last novelty
out, and the patentee was offered $25,
000 for his rights the moment he had
the first button out. Detroit Free Press.
Wilmington, Vt, 13 nearly in the
center of the largest maple sugar mat
ing section in the world. The largest
maker there ships ten thousand gallons
of sirup yearly, and the business is
Reports from many places show that
the electric railway is no longer an ex
periment, but a fact It will be a long
time before we travel like lightning, but
to travel by lightning will soon be a prac
tice on many a New England street
The winter packing in the West
last year was 0,300,000 hogs; the average
for the past five years is 6,010.000; for
the preceding period of five years,
G.590,000, and for ten years. '6.300.000.
the latter number corresponding with
last winter's total.
The new Reitz alloy, the patented
production of a German chemist, is a
bronze for which remarkable durability
and resistance to all acids are claimed,
prolonged exposure to concentrated
muriatic acid having caused less than
half the loss sustained by any other alloy,
and other tests having been equally suc
cessful. On the Transcaspian railroad, in
Russia, it is claimed that a saving of
$800 per mile is effected by the use of
mineral wax, or ozokerite, for ties.
When purified, melted and mixed with
limestone and gravel, tho ozokerite,
which is abundant in the vicinity of the
railroad, produces a good asphalt. This
is pressed into shape in boxes, and gives
ties which retain their form and hard
ness even in the hottest weather.
A steam engine that runs the elec
tric light system in the works of the
Portland, (Me.) Stoneware Company is
built on an entirely new principle. It
has no piston rod, and is surprisingly
compact, the one at the pottery occupy
ing a space 16x19 inches, eighteen inches
in height, yet 'it does with ease the or
dinary work of a ten-horse power en
gine of the old pattern. -The cost of
construction is estimated to be about
one-third less than that of an ordinary
horizontal or upright engine. Boston
An agricultural paper tells how to
make a hot-bed. The old-fashioned
way was to use a warming pan.
Journal of Education.
The young man who sang "Ho
Can I Leave Thee?" left her very sud
denly when the bull-dog came tearinjr
round the house.
A correspondent asks: "Is it wrong
to cheat a lawyer?" First cheat the
lawyer, and then we will answer the
conundrum. Providence Telegraph.
"Just published for amateur bands
the Golden Crown Band Book." is an
advertisement And yet some old
maxim maker foolishly said that silence
New servant "I was two years in
me last place, mum." Mistress "0, that
speaks well for you. Where was it?"
New servant "In the reformatory,
Peronella Maguffer writes to in
quire, "What is fugitive verse?"
Fugitive verse, nowadays, Peronella. is
that which makes the author a fugitive
"John," said the honest grocer to
the new apprentice, "you needn't mind
covering up those sugar barrels while
sweeping the store. A little dust
doesn't hurt sugar and adds to its
weight" Philadelphia Herald.
A man who broods over his troubles
is like a hen on a nestful of back num
bered eggs. There's only "one chance
in a hundred that he will ever hatch
any thing, but he keeps busy at it just
the same. Merchant Traveler.
The Ups and Downs.
In life we meet with joy and woe,
Where'er on earth we po,
A mixture of the good and bad
.Fate wills it should be so.
Just in the flush of our success .
Reverses kill our joy.
But few of us have the ups and downs
ji tne eicvaior ooy.
At the Club "Upon my soul, Dob
son, you are the dismalest company I
know of sinde that Brown girl gave you
your conge. I never saw a fellow take
the mitten so wretchedly." "Wretch
edly! Haw! Wetched isn't a name
faw it You can, aw, .fawncey how
wetched I am when I tell you L aw,
don't cayaw a wap how my, aw,
bwecches fit me." Town Topics.
Omaha Boy "Say, sis, you know
Mr. Nicefellow begged your pardon for
steppin' on your dress an' tearin' a big
hole iu it?" Omaha Miss "Well, what
of it? "An' you said it didn't matter
a bit, an' you was glad of it?" "Yes."
"'Cause you liked to sew, an' you didn't
know what you'd do with yourself if
you hadn't any thing to mend?" "Well,
what of it, I say?" "It wasn't Mr.
Nicefellow that stepped'on your dress.
It was me." O, you horrid, awkward
little wretch! I'll skin you alive."
' m m
Treatment of Cauliflowers.
Many who attempt to raise this deli
cious vegetable fail to get it in its best
condition. We observe that some who
raise it do not tie up the leaves over the
heads so as to cause the latter to blanch
white. The whiter, the better to selL
We have seen this vegetable put on ex
hibition looking more like broccoli
than cauliflower in color. We fear that
bnt comparatively few people raise or
use this vegetable, either because they
do not know what it is, or fear that they
could not get good seed, or raise the
same if they had the seed. Many a one
has never tasted- this vegetable who
might just as well raise it as to raise
cabbage. It requires similar soil and
culture. When well grown, the heads
usually command a good price. Con
gregaiionalisL ' - - --
A school for the prisoners has l-een
established in the State prison at Guan
A wonderful gold mine has been
discovered in Sonora, Mex. The miners
get pure metal by breaking the quartz
Dr. Johnson once, speaking of a
quarrelsome fellow, said: "If lie had
two ideas in his head they would fall
out with each other."
Experience in a Glasgow hospital
has taught Dr. J. S. Nairne that boiled
or fried lish is a dangerous diet for
weak persons, but that steamed fish is
American tourists are invsding
Mexico, and the Mexican Financier
says business is boominsr there and that
the new railroads are
An exchange mentions a button
that works on the principle of a cork
screw. Now let it explain what a cork
screw is and we shall all know all about
An odd burglarv occurred at West
Chester, N. Y., recently, Avhere thieves
stole the forms of a paper which were
ready for the press. Newspaper rivalry
is the supposed cause.
A phrenological journal has a pict
ure of a "skull showing a large paivnt
al love." The spectacle of a skull
exhibiting large parental love must be
a very touching sight
It was the young man from the
provinces who sent a bride a handsome
present of silver engraved "W. P."
Asked what the initials meant, he inno
cently explained they stood for "wed
A gentleman living near Winter
ville, Ga., is said to own a Texas pony
that sports a well developed mustache
a heavy one, very much resembling
one on a human face. It is on the horse's
upper lip, and gives him quite a strange
According to Scandinavian tradi
tion, the swallow hovered over the cross
of our Lord, crying "Svala! st'cila!"
(Console! console!) whence it was called
svalow, the bird of consolation. There
is a curious story that this bird brings
home from the seashore a stone that
gives sight to her fledglings.
Lowell has a woman "milkman."
She was left with several children to
care for, so she leased a small farm and
started the milk business. At first she
delivered tho milk herself. Her busi
ness now warrants the employment of
a driver, and she seems to be prosper
ing. She is a womanly woman, and no
less a "lady" for making so brave a
fight for an honorable living. Lowell
The use of the gall of rattlesnakes
is warmly urged by M. Koscicky, of
Austria, as an antidote for snake bites.
M. Koscicky, who became acquainted
with the antidote at Venezuela, de
clares it to be both inexpensive and ef
fective, as well as instantaneous in its
operation, crows and dogs in the last
stasre of the poison recovering imme
diately on the remedy being adminis
tered to them.
A false bottom was accidentally
discovered in a case of Italian wine at
the Boston Custom House a few days
ago, revealing several old paintings.
An examination showed that the Avhole
consignment of fourteen cases had been
similarly fixed up. The persons who
were about to receive the wine, upon
which the duty had been paid, disap
peared. A very remarkable operation has
just been performed by Mr. Keetley at
the West London Hospital. A child
was brought in having a large mole
covering nearly the whole of its cheek.
He transplanted the mole by exchange.
That is, he removed the mole from the
cheek to the arm and planted flesh
from the arm on the cheek. Every
thing succeeded perfectly.
Newton's Principia was published
two hundred years ago this year, and
an American correspondent of the Lon
don Athcnaum suggests that the bicen
tenary be celebrated in some suitable
way. "Let the Royal Society," he
says, "or the British Association but
especially the former give us a history
of science from the year 1687 the year
in which the immortal Principia issued
from the press. jlV. Y. Examiner.
STYLES IN CIGARS.
A. Dealer Says That They Vry Almost as
llapldly as Feminine Fashions.
There is nothing a man is more fas
tidious and particular about than his
cigars. In former times the shape was
not thought of at all, and only the color
and appearance of the tohacco were
given consideration. Some smokers
preferred cigars in a certain state of
"greenness." Others would smoke only
a speckled cigar. So little attention
was given to the shape that this subject
was utterly ignored by the manufact
urers, who bent their entire energies
to making happy combinations of
different grades of tobacco. A few
vcars ago all shapes were nearly the
the same, the difference being only in
the length. They were of even thick
ness, tapering bluntly atone end. Now,
however, things are different, and a
well-regulated store has in stock dozens
of different shapes. It has gone so far
that these fashions and st3ies in cigars
are watched by some persons as closely
as the styles in their apparel.
A prominent Chestnut street retailer
said: "You seldom sec in these days a
nice round cigar, because they have the
appearance of having been molded, and
smokers will not buy them. The most
popular shape at present is thick and
bunchy near the end. to be lighted and
tapering gradually toward the butt.
The very latest shape, however, is this
idea carried to the extreme that is,
very thick near the fire end and shaping
to a sharp and long point. There is a
medium between these two shapes, and
vrc have some customers who will not
smoke any other shape. Neither the
retailers nor the manufacturers like to
handle these for many reasons. None
but a very experienced man can make a
good smoking cigar of this shape, and
e en for him it is very slow work. There
is difficulty, too, in packing them. A
great deal of attention is paid to the
shape nowadays, and when a particular
brand happens to make a good hit it is
xmule np in all possible shapes and
sizes." Philadelphia Record.
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