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Colonel Cockerill Discourses trie
Spartans of Asia.
Their Fine Soldierly Bearing. When
Once Roused They Do Not Know
What Fear Is. Not Yet Thor?
oughly Tested. Love of
Country Their Slogan.
The favorite discussion in foreign oir
o'te.s here just now is the probable future
of Japan from a military standpoint It
Is beld that while Japan has shown won?
derful skill, alortno.?3 and eonrage in
her war with China she mot with such
ellgbt resistance that one cannot judge
rightly of her real fighting capabilities.
It is difficult to fiud an Anglo-Saxon
who can be induced to beliovo that a
Japanoso army can bo created which
will stand up man to man aud faco
such troops as Kngland, Germany or
tho United States could put in the Held.
Of coarse the fighting persistency and
endurance of tho Japanese in modern
warfare have not been tested. We know
that the Teutonic and Aunlo-Saxon
races will fight all day and get up next
morning and begiu where they left off.
Wo Vnow that iu prolonged sieges,
maroues and charges they have tho
"bang on" or bulldog characteristic.
This baa not been demonstrated of tho
Japanese, for nobody has recently stood
still long enough in an inimical way to
enable them to test that great military
But this wo do know?that tho Japa?
nese are a nation of warriors, fierce und
implacable, despite their polite externals
and quiet, demeanor. They are proud
and sensitive, oven to the point of kill?
ing thcmsolves when humiliated. They
do not know what fear is whon their
blood is np. Tho foreigners who were
with them at Ping-Yang, Port Arthur,
Woi-Hai-Wei and Newohwangsay that
they went to battle with light iu their
faces and tho joyousness of a picnic, in
tlioir demeanor. There were no strag?
glers to the rear or three or four faint
hearted meu helping a comrade to tho
ambulance who had met with misfor?
tune in having hip ear or a finger shot
off, ns I saw in our civil war. They arc
the most obedieut and easily disciplined
meu in the world. They love tho mili?
tary routine and will sit or stand all
day whero tboy are told to remain. They
livo ou little, aud they never complain.
They are just the right size for snldiorH
?i feet 11 inches being their standard
height. They nro muscular, and they
carry their loads with ease. Their pa?
triotism aud love of their oinperor nn
boundless. A foreign teacher in their
schools says that If every schoolboy
should be asked what his dearest ambi?
tion was he would reply froui Lis heart
that, his hope was that ho might somo
day dio for his emperor. It will lie un?
derstood that iu all the schools in Japan
tho boys wear moro or less of a uniform,
and all are trained in marching. In the
higher schools military drill is obliga?
tory. It wo have not hero the material
for soldiers, where is it to bo found?
When iu Bulgaria during tho Russo
Tnrkish war, I made up my mind that
the Turk, if he could have drill, disci?
pline and good leadership, was the great?
est fighting animal on earth, but in tho
very nature of things this fearless fatal?
ist cannot bo disciplined, and, as for
loaders, they uro not obtainable under
tho existing system. There are not ten
officers iu tho Turkish army today who
aro worth tho powder that would bo re?
quired to eliminate them from military
With tho Japaneso it is quite differ?
ent Their officers ate trained, skillful
gentlemen, and they know how to com?
mand the respect and love of their nu n.
Armed with the best weapons that can
ba made, ready always to die if need
bo, proud of themselves and halting at
no Baerifloo for their country, where can
better soldiers bo found, aud who is
willing to test their endurance? It re?
quires no porsuasivo bounty to tako
these men to war, and no shouting
priests to lead them on the battlefield.
Sbey are tho Asiatic Spartans, very
different iu mold and temperament front
the hireling Ghoorkus and Sikha of
England and tho tallow faced Tartars
who follow tho predatory eagles of Rus?
sia?John A. Cockorill iu New York
Tlolets This Cat's Fodder.
? big Malteso cat sits on a pilo of
books in tho window of J 2?? Broadway.
His name is Thomas, and to the aver?
age visitor to the store ho does not thaw
Kbit Unmindful of strokiugs and pet
tings, let any one pjus by him who has
Violets in box, baud or coat, and there
i* a commotion.
What catnip is to the ordinary feline
quadruped violets aro to this oue. His
voioo is raised, and if that doesn't an?
swer tho pereon having tho flowers will
have a hard time to escape unless ho
takes pity on Thomas and gives him tit
least one. With bis noso buried iu tho
blossom tho cat sniffs for awhile and
then oats it as though it were tho
choicest of food tidbite. Many know
the cat's failing, and the amount ho
eon sum es is larga If anybody donbts
the story, let him enter the place with
u<?* way the ff*?10 **u?'??in?.
A,;>$l?l to but ? the" tables^confuls of
: e5f oe, while" i tablespooufnl of
4 well beatan
into a buttered
TALES OF THE TIMES.
BU Mejcuty Wm Willing to I'lrmc Wlien
Krerythlng Wus Explnlaed.
His satanic majesty sat upon his brim?
stone throne, fanning tho muggy atr
with his flamboyant tail.
Presently a new arrival in those parts
was unnouueed, and ho was forthwith
ushered Into the devilish domains.
He sniffed tho heavy air us if it were
a familiar dose to him, and bowing to
his majesty bo observed the peculiar
motions of his tail.
"Three strikes and out," he raid nftor
contemplating thoinfor about a minute.
"What's that?" inquired satan, rest?
ing his candal appendage across his leg.
"Ah. there, sate, old boy," greeted
tho visitor. "I was *o attracted by the
way yon handled yourself over the home
plato that I didn't kco you. How do you
"Whoare yon?" thundered his majes?
"Me?" asked tho visitor, with guile
" Yes, slave."
"Coma off. I'm no slave; I'm an
American citizen." i
"In those domains, Hirrnh, yon aro my
"Yes, I am, I don't think," and the
visitor Stock his thumbs in his vest ntm- ]
holes nnd strnttbd up and down before
" Wo shall see," said his majesty, witli
an ominous shako of his locks, und beck?
oned to a host of imps.
Tho next minute the American citizen
was wondering what, had become of the
Monroe doctriuo, aud ho throw up his
"Given man a chance, won't you?"
ho snid hotly.
"Answer me I" thundered his majesty.
"Where are you fron;?"
"Chicago, of oourse," respouded tho
His majesty rase to his cloven feet and
"I bog your pardon," he said hastily.
"Come and take u seut by mo. I'm 1
afraid you will find it tamo here after
what you've been med to, my dear fcl
low, but don't bo too hard on us, and
we'll try to mako you feol as much at
homo as our facilities will permit. "
Seating himself beside his majesty,
tho gent from Chicago kiudled n ?'iga
retto and waved his hand for the per?
formance to begin.?New York Sun.
It Soburoil Him.
"I knew a, gentleman once, " said Mrs.
Owens, the temperance lecturer, "who
wonld insist on getting intoxicated ev?
ery time he wont to town. Well, on the
day before Kastor this gentleman decid?
ed to pay a visit to the neighboring vil?
lage, tutd as ho was leaving homo his
wifo called out to him :
" 'Now, John, don't forget about that
banner. I want it for the Sunday schon!
class tomorrow. Remember it must be
S foot wide, 4 feet king and bear the in
scription, "Unto Us a Son Is Born." '
"John, after, taking ouo or two
drinks, forgot all about tho banner and
occupied his time iu seeing how drunk
a man could get and still l>o n gentle?
man. In tho meantime Iho good wife,
remembering the frailty of mankind in
general and the peculiar appetite of her
husband in particular, sent otic of the
younger boys into tho village with tho
" 'Unto us a Son is born, 3 feet wide
and 4 foot long.'
I "Evou then John did not remember
his wife's parting injunction about the
banner, but remarked as he hastily sad?
dled his horso:
" 'Now I guess I will be worried to
death by overy museum freak hunter in
tho country.' "?Sau Francisco Cull.
Stoppnd the Imon-.t to Uet married.
A wedding ceremony, with morgue?
like surroundings, was performed at
Quincy today. As Coroner Piltmaii and
a jury were holding an inquest over the
body of Fred Cox, who was cut to the
heart by E<1 Hoggins, tho proceedings
wore interrupted by the entrance of sev?
eral handsome young ladies,accompanied
by male escorts.
Coroner Pittman and iho jury were
greatly surprised by tho entrance of the
young people and more so when one of
the party earnestly solicited the coroner
t<> suspend tho inquest long enough to
unite iu marriage Mr. Louis Dorueck
und Miss Margaret Core. The coroner
suggested a more appropriate place, but
Mr. Dorn eck explained that haste was
necessary, and accordingly the coroner
suspended the inquest over Cox's body
and spoke the words that made tlie cou?
ple ono. Miss Annie Dieber was first
maid of honor, und Mr. Carl Klappich
Wils best man.
The grewsomeness of the surround?
ings did not seem to affect tho spirits of
tho party, mid after the ceremony they
loft, chatting mcrriiy.?Florida Times
Spread of Knowledge.
First Four-year-old?But yon don't
know which is the biggest thing, fire
Second Ditto?Bet I do. It's fire,
'cause fire can burn a house up, and wa?
"No, 'tain't. It's water, 'cause water
can put it out, an the fire's all gone, an
the water's there yet."
"Well, I bet you can't tell how many
conn tries there aro iu tbe world."
"Bot I cam There's Europe nu Asia
an Africa an North an Sonth America
an Oceanicu. Bet yon don't know which
la tho biggest."
"Bot I do. It's Asia,"
"No, it aiu't. " 0
"Why not?" r
" 'Cause it's Africa."
"How do ye know?"
.'C'gase Jum|? was bsxtof ?tes^, '1
A DARK HORSE.
Don Dickinson Said to Aspire to tho Pres?
Iu tho gossip of Washington Don
Dickinson has loomed up as a possible
candidato in 18915. His friends believe
this is tho significance of bis recent
speech ooucurniug the foreign policy of
If Dicklusou is really out for tho
presidential nomination, he will prove
a formidable competitor. His geograph?
ical situation is considered advanta?
geous. Ho will have the support of the
adtninintrntion to a large degree It is
an open secret that Dickinson has more
influence with Cleveland than any other
living man, not excepting Dan Lament
or .Secretary Qreshani. He is nearer
"the old man," as officials spook of tho
president, ti u Whitney over was. Ho
maintains his influence with Mr. Clcve
nnd, too, without loss of self respect,
for ho is qnita as frank and positive iu
his dealings with Mr. Cleveland as with
any one else.
Dickinson declined to bo secretary of
stato in this administration, and it has
all along been understood by his friends
that he did so for tho purpose of muking
.-oine money during tho four yens aud
of holding himself iu an independent at?
titude with 1890 in view. Ho is a man
>f wonderful energy, of great executive
ability and of a cortaia sort of enthusi?
asm which wius fast friends and is Ken
rally dubbed "magnetism." He has
been dcsoilbed as a man who makes it
a rule not to talk abont things, but to
do thorn. If ho comes out as a presi?
dentin! aspirant, the Gorman crowd will
at once whip out its knife, for there is
no love to be lost between Gorman and
In Altoona, Germany, it private sol?
dier, on being relieved from his duty as
n sentinel, went up with firm tread to
tho officer in command and reported
himself us having committed suicide.
Sure enough, ou inspection ho was
found to have u bullet hole, beginning
at tho left nipple and ending underneath
his shoulder blade. Thirty minutes later
ho was dead.?Ohioasro Record- _
Fluttcring.No Appetite, Could noft
Sleep, Wind on Stomach.
"For along time I had a terrible
pain at my heart, which fluttered
almost incessantly. I had no an
petite and could not Bleep. I would
be compelled to sit up in bed and
belch gas from my stomach until I
thought every minute would be my
last. There was a feeling of op?
pression about my heart, and I was
afraid to draw a full breath. Could
not sweep a room without resting.
My husband induced me to try
and am happy to say it has cured
me. 1 now nave a splendid appe?
tite and sleep well. Its effect was
MKS. HARRY E. STARK, rottsvllle. Ta.
Dr. Miles TlcartCure is sold on a posi?
tive guaranti-o that thr lirsl hot tie will
heimtlt. All druggists sell It at II,6 bot?
for IS. or il will ho sent, prepaid, nn
r>< ? f price by the Dr. silica Medical
Sold by All Druggists.
Pick Headache and reliavo all the troubles Inel
dent ton bilious stnto of the sv.'-im. such as
Diuiness, Nausea. Dro.-'iuesK. Distress after
eating. Palo in tue Side, cx? Wlnlo their most
remarkable success has been shown in curing
Headache, yet Carter's fan-i ? Lives Pills
are equally valuable in Constipation, curing
and proventine this nnnoyingcomplaint, while
they also correct all disorders of the stomach,
stimulate the liver and regulate thu bowels.
Kran if tliey only cured
Ache tliey would be almost priceless to thnw
who suffer from this distressing complaint;
hut fortunately their goodness does not end
here, anil those who once try them will lind
theso littlo pills valunl.le in so many ways that
thoy will not be ?illlng to do without thbiu.
Hut after all sick head
ts thnhano of no many lives that here is nhsrs
ti >? makn our great boast. Uur pills cure It
while others do not.
Cartes'* Little Liver TiLta are very small
and very easy to take. One or tw o pills make
a dose. Tney are strictly vegetable and do
not gripo or purge, hut by their gentle action
pleaae all who use them. In viala at S3 cetitsi
five for $1. Sold everywhoro, or nent by laaiL
CAST28 CO., iftw Tots.
fail S Ufa kll Trice,
"It s Cruel
for them not to give you Pearline for
your washing. Your folks can't know much
about it. My! They could save their
money, and all your hard
work besides. I'm thankful
the lady 1 live with is just
the other way. She
knows what*Pearline will
do, and she wants it.
She'd never let me
lose my time trying
to get things clean
with soap?and she
wouldn't stand it to
have her clothes all worn out
with rubb'ng, either."
That's the truth. The lack
of Pearline comes just as hard on the mistress' clothes
as it does on the laundress' back.
Cic^f*. f\ Peddlers and some unscrupulous grocers will tell you " this is as good
?OCilU. as' or " the same as Pearline." IT'S FALSE?Pearline is "never
?4. T"% 1 peddled, and If your grocer sends you something in place of
K ?>aCK Pearline, bo honest?send iit bach. ?7 JAMES PVLE, N. Y.
. WRENN 8c SONS
?OFFER AT THEIR WARL ROOMS,
24 to 30 Union Street,
At Lowest Prices.
Phaetons, Buggies, &c.
?ALSO FULL I.I NE OF?
iK, Sift Ilse tili, lip I?, l
1,000 GO Quart sicndard?. 500,000 Baskets,
55,000 lia rrels Dti ?l>-,
100,000 Barrel Covers, $12.50 Per $1,000.
fomo and boo our goo;i< before yon r>uroha?p. and remember
wo aro in ? position to t k? euro of you under all condition!.
Apenti and miil.de mon outi't ilo it: Uooda for wstor trails at
waiebouie, Met ouil u^hv wharf.
FARMERS' MANUFACTURING CO.,
;ip Ii CORNER CHAP l-_ ,ind CALVERT S"TFJ El ETS._
YOU WILL FIND ME RIQHT IN IT FOR
Men's and ,oy->' Clotliing.
Shirts, Half-i ose and Neckwear,
Rubber CIQthing and Macintoshes,
Handkerchiefs and Suspenders,
Collars. Gulps and Umbrellas,
NetiLigee and White Shirts,
Bar Coats, Wa|ter Jackets and Aprons,
Sweaters, Underwear and Jewelry.
Clothier and Gent's Furnisher, 162 Main Street.
We ein m that our stock of MEN'S HOYS' and OTHLDHEii'S CI.OTIIINQ
is unsurpassed k to BTXLE, gUAI.l 1 if uud PltlOE. au.l think a call will con?
vince you i f Ibis f?ot.
? >ur two Doors aro just loadn.l with choice bargains for lomo one?why
Don t forpet the fact that wo nr still headquarters for SVV'T.T, OKU a
CO.U VtOIUUMQ PANTS und ovekalls. Every pair warranted not to rip.
IIodcling,ton livuJlcll rijtv, Oi'ti nlj>^- .Street.
Shorthand, Bookkeeping, Typewriting, Penmanship,
E1C, FT.-., BTO.
Kow in the time to enter If yon want to take a position in the fall Els'nut rooms
?verlo kn?Noifoik barbor. siu.ent? admitted at au. Mute ludm'tisl instruction.
No vacation uuriuij ti.o iiiuimar. For term-, c II on or u.i rein,
______L W. PATTQN, Principal.
(fa TURKISH AND RUSSIAN BATHS, l\)
Corner Church and Bute streets. (jj
Open til! Midnight. Sundays till 8 P.M.k
fHours Reserved for Ladies. Fridays, 8 A. M.; 4 P. M. ?/
PHONE 784 and 248. VAN TELBURG HOI-MAN, Manager. (I)
Real Whalebone Dress
Stays, 10c a Dozen.
These cheaper than the imitations is ordinarily sold; )
we closed out a manufacturer's stock of 150 gross, j
Fine Pearl Buttons
5c a Dozen.
j These 18 ligne (2 dozen on a card). Thick,pure white; )
\ also smoked, worth regularly more than double. j
Ladies' Fine Black Hose,
25c a Pair.
This is a Fast Black Imported Stocking, equal to any )
sold in the city for 39c; equals many 50c ones. j
These special offerings are likely to soon to be sold.
Watt, Rettew & Clay
Gents' Negligee Blurts, 45c, worth 75o.
(tents' Ndgligeo ShirtB, 034, worth 91.
QcliU' Negligee Shirts. 09c, worth 91.
Gents' Negligee Shirts. 9ic, worth *1.25,
Gouta' Ualbrlggan Underwear, very good
quslity, wortn 75c per su.t; our price, too.
Ladies' Itibbed Vests, Go, worth 10c.
Ladies' Itibbed Vests. 10c, worth ISo.
J Ladies' ItibbedVejts, ISO, wotth25o.
Ladies' Kibbod Vests, 26o, worth 37 1 -'2e.
Just a few more of those French Finished Satineg
left at ioc per yard.
Also a full line of Dimities, Percales, Crepon, Duck?
ing and all kinds of Summer Dress Goods constantly on
hand at extremely Low Prices.
L.. Westheimer's Dry Goods Store,
l3-3r Church Street.
STRICTLY ONE! PRICE
Pioneer uiint House.
1 high ums? mm
in QUALITY STYLE F.n3 FIT!
I PRICES LOW!
I TERMS EASY!
Jfc: A LOOK AT MY STOCK WILL CON
VINCE YOU TU AT MY
IS THE PLACE TO FIND
Ice Boxes, 1
Baby Carriages, 3
Mattings, &c., ?
spring n summer mW Bottom Prices.
m S? 10 DATE!
ALL STYLES, 8I7.ES, COLOHS AND
YOU CAN 8ECUKK TUB FINEST SUIT
IN STOCK BY PAYING
One Dollar Per Ml
WHAT YOU PAY: 3
$25 worm, 50c cosn, 50c weekly. i|
$50 worm, si.oo cosn, $1.00 weekly.
$75 worm. $1.50 cosn, $1.50 weekly.
$100 worm. $2.00 cosh, $2.00 weekly.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND ALL. THE
LATEST STYLES IN
Lamps, Etc., Etc.
Donar Per week on Fllty Dollars.
A SPECIAL INVITATION
TO ALL IN NEED OK GOOP,HONE3T,
E ; Carpnts. Oil
? 8.111, mi 11
205 m m ciureh m m mm wt mi ml
? ltl'.MKMBl'.U ue lay all Mattings,
BRING 'IHE BOYS. WE CAN PLEABE : carpets, oil Cloths. Linoleums, etc,
THEM. I free of ehnreo.