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Fact la worth a column of rhetoric It is
a fct established by the testimony of
thousands, that Hood's Sarsnparilla docs
cure ncrofuln, salt rheum, catarrh and
other diseases and affections arising from
Impure state or low condition of tho
blood. It also overcome!1 that tired feel
ing, creates a Rood appeiite, gives strength
to every part of the system. Get only
The best iz fact, the Oue True Blood ruTlfler.
Hood'; Pills; Cl,r0 1Jver 1IIs: omy to
,,uuu a rni tnke. easy to operate. 25c
MnRncts Set to Work.
Tbis seems to be emphatically the
ag-o of vork. Elephants have been set
to pulling bttimps and rolling logs, and
now electro-magnets have been press
ed into service in Kngland for the lift
ing of heavy masses "of iron and stool.
The magnets aro attached to cranes,
fla are operated by a current from an
electric-power circuit. When the
current is on, they grip their load
with a lifting strength equal ta two
tons; but when the current is turned
off, they instantly let go. .An instance
of tho application of such a magnet is
cited where work which formerly oc
cupied six men for ninety minutes can
now be down by threo men and tho
magnet in tho spaco of fifteen minutes.
t Margaret is prim and wist,
Madge is fair to sec;
Marjory has laughing eyes,
Marjory for me!
Margaret doth naught amiss,
MUdge is fancy five;
Marjory is sweet to kiss,
Marjory ftir me!
Margaret' demure and cold,
Madge must formal be;
Marjory, when kissed, will scoM,
Marjory for nic!
Albert Tax, Iu Harper':) Weekly.
A POSTMISTRESS PRO TEM,
is.v Tom Hall.
I will introduce myself as Mr. Prank
Wlie.iton, one cf the younger members
of the St, IXuil bar. and at the period
of theso events visit' i in Xew York.
To be a brief iu explanation as po5
rI1m my frieuds hud concluded that
it was high time for n:c to be married.
My protestations were overruled, and
although my heart lud never oxiieri-
CLVftl 1'Iie gentle pas'on for tiny par-1
tlcular girl. I eveutuiMy nicked one 'ccfrllr :m Dor-siliii-
tbcm and read them hurriedly. Finally
"I believe you asked for mail for Mr.
Frank Wheu'ton?'' said she.
'I thought her tone a trifle severe.
But I answered: "I did."
"Then I am afraid you are not as
henest as you look, Mr. John Den
nett,"' sire replied, accenting the name
in a manner peculiar to angry women.
The situation nearly took my breath
away. .Tack had left some old letters
iu his pocket. I was wearing his coat,
and I had fully identified myself as
"Tills Is afi unfortunate mistake," I
tried to explain, weakly. "I am wear
ing a coat belonging to a friend of
mine and did not know there were any
letters in the pocket. Naturally I "
"Wearing another man's coat," she
imi-cil. "Goodness, 1 .hope you're faot
a burglar! I must notify our eon
stvible the moment I clObC up the office
for the day. That will lie very soon,
now. If you want to escape you'd
I-havc been in predicament liefore.
and I paid no attention to her, or tried
"W1K you be kind enough to teil nie
whether there are any letters here for
.Mr. Frank WlieiitonV" I asked, a
A London postman, with his ten
eons, five of whom are in tho postoRico
service, in ado ono side in a recent
cricket match on Thornton Heath,
and beat their opponents.
Of every 1,000 persons in tho world
four live in London.
JEN SHOULD UNDERSTANDTHI3
7 yf m
A Symptom or Something Far Jlore Sert
oli Mrs. Harris, ot Beaver Springs, Ke
latec Her Experience.
The spasm at top of wind-pipe, or in
bronchial tubes, the " ball rising in tho
throat,-" violent-beating of the heart;
laughing and crying "by turns ; mus
cular spasms; throw
ing the arms about,
etc, tell of a
the female sys
must be re
garded as a
toLydia IX Pinkham's Vegetable Com-
fptrad. It acts atoncc upon the orgaa
anenea, ana the nerve centers; re
moves the cause, and dispels effectually
Mrs. Harris relates her experienca
for the beneat of others.
"I had been sick with ulceration
of the womb, causing all kinds of dis
agreeable experiences, such as irrita
bility, sleeplessness, faintness, and at
times hysterics. My physician said it
was the worst case he ever had. My
back ached, leucorrhcea very profuse,
and I had a sevcro bearing-down pain.
The physicians thought I should never
recover, and as the last remedy, they
procured your Vegetable Compound.
I had not taken more than one-fourth
of a bottle beforo I was more com
fortable. I continued its use, also tho
Sanative Wash,and Liver Pills. After
using four bottles, I was able to bo
out, and do almost all my work. I
think the Vegetable Compound is the
only medicine that will cure female
complaints, and it will reach the worst
cases in a. very short time. I know it
uaved my life." Mns. M. Bakius,
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. All drurj-Cists.
With a better 'understanding of the
transient nature of the many phys
ical ills, which vanish before proper ef
forts gentle efforts pleasantefforts
rightly directed. There is comfort in
thelcnowlcdgc, that so many forms of
sickness are not due to any actual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of the system, which the pleasant
family laxative. Syrup of Figs, promptr
lv removes. That is whv it is the only
remedy with millions of families, and is'
everywhere esteemed so nignty oy an
who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness without debilitating the
organs on which it acts. Itis therefore
all important, in order to get its bene
ficial effects, to note when you pur
chase, that you have the genuine arti
cle, whicli is manufactured by the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by
all reputable druggists.
If in the enjoyment of good health,
nnd the system is regular, laxatives or
other remedies are then not needed. If
afflicted with any actual disease, one
may be commended to the most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
one should have the best, and with the
well-informed everywhere, Sj-nip of
Figs stands highest and is most largely
used and gives most general satisfaction.
And the hot of cils which unso from thew can-?-,
MANDRAKE AND DANDELION BITTERS
IVs 23c.DitttTS niad Ai-i for I'.KMi;ij:irS.
Elimination ant advice u to Patentability of Inven
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inline taoiaDrarucgisis. awa
out irom uie uuuioer ot my lair acquaintance--,
and decided to offer my
self to her. MK-s Violet rjer.son, of
Xew York, was as good as s-he was
beautiful, and was an helre-s besides.
I aivuugcd with my partner for a short
v.irtloii, and proceeded to Xew York
and offered uiy.-elf, oue line June day,
to tlie yoimg lady, iu poison. Violet
received my proposition with as much
dignity as I made it. assured nie of her
c.steein, told nie she would c;isult
witti her parents and give me an an
swer on the next day. As I had never
Uul the pleasure of meriting either fa
ther .r mother, I left with her a pho
togruph of uiys&f wi.ih my autograph
on tfie hack, that they might in some
manner judge of my character. If I
had boon pleading the cause cf another
. s&ould have marked 1t "Exhibit A."
But I have always beeii careCess of my
m(i interests, and to tcCI the truth I
was so embjrrcssed during the entire
interview lli.nt I lost for a time all my
After leaving Violet's Fiftli avenue
home, I proceeded on my way down
town to meet, for the first time in
several years, my old college chum,
Jock Dennett. At Union Square, I at
tempted to liourd a cable car as it
swung aruijKl what I know now as
Dead Man's Curve. And tfaen
Then I awoke in the Presbyterian
Ilospital, with .Tack bending tenderly
over my bed.
"Not a word," said Jack, caution
ing'ly. "You are not even to think.
You had a severe cciieusslfi of the
brain, my de.ir fellow, and nothing
but complete rest will get the contents
of that head of yours back into shape."
"I must see VlcCet at once," I wikis
pered. "Drop that,' said .Tack, authorita
tively. "You have been seeing violet
and every color of the rainbow ever
since you were hurt. Not another
' With that he left me. I will pot de
scribe the monotonous existence of the
next I'hreo weeks of my life; but a day
came eventually when they put me
on the cars, destined for a quiet little
town iu the Adirondaeks, where a
quiet life, the air of the woods, ami
absolute rest from all the worry and
care of this world were to complete
the cure. It was a place recommend
ed by u friend of .Tack's, who had once
bei threatened with insanity. He as
sured Jack that no human being could
pi sibly lind anything to think about
In that (own except sleeping and eat
ing. Hence it was just the place for
me. So off Jack shipped nie, clad in
a Miit of clothes from hi-s own ward
robe (mine Ijjri bem ruined in the ac
cident), nnd with linen of all descrip
tions, from the same place. Jack and
I were exact mines In size, so lie had
not troubled hUiwelf to go through my
trunk for supplies. And as he said
good-by to nie the dear fellow shoved
seventy-live dollars in bills into my
bauds, a ticket into (lie ribbon around
my Iirat, and a long flat parcel done up
in brown wrapping paper onto the seat
beside me. He told me to write to him
for more niriu-y when the sBvifity-flve
was exhaustul, and made me premise
to look at the contents of the package
four times tf.iily before each moal and
on going to bed. Jack said it was his
prescription. By the way, Jack was
That (i'glit I slept under the hospi
tal roof of a cleanly o!d widow, a Sirs.
White, In the '.ittle. town cf Tj . I
had been enjoined to stay tiliere at least
six weeks, v I paid her in advance
my board and washing for that time.
This left nie alxnit ?(1 in cash, most of
which I latl out in cheap novels, to-
b.icco, pipes, writing materials and
stamps. And I adoii?d my room with
the contents of the brown paper cov
ered parcel. It proved to be a framed
motto, and the mandate on it was
I spent the first few days of my stay
In writing letters the first and longest
of which, you may be pure, was to Hiss
Violet I'icrscn, explaining at length
the reahon for my failure to call upon
her again, and my pivscnt condition.
And I beggrd her, of course, to let me
know my fate at once by mail. In
spite of Jack's motto 1 wis already be
ginning to worry. On tilie third day
of my stay I wijit to the littSe village
post oltiec' and asked for letters for
Sir. Frank AVlx-aton. I expected to find
in the village postmaster the usual
fienilu eld iixiti so common in such
places. But framed in the little arched
window of Unit country imst office was
the head of si venus wort'hy the liqid
and luusli ot a Titan. My embarrass
ment in the presence or Miss Violet
PitTvon was absolutely iasignificant
ccnrpni-ed with my trepidation in the
presence of this auburn haired, rose
checked, star eyed postmistress. In a
woM, I was smitten at first sight.
"5f this bo love," though I. "I've got
it iii, Mil l v got something more
to worry about, loo."
"Have you anything by which to
identify yoinwIfV said the pretlv
postmb-ircss. with a smile that dis
cCoed two rows ot pearly teeth.
"Will old letters doV I ased, falter
Ingly. "I guess so," she replied. "But I'm
not very weCl informed, and I have to
1m careful. You see. I'm only 1'ost
mb tress pro teni. 'Iliiis is the way I
spend my vacation. It's fun for a city
girl, you know, and it gives my uncle,
the real IN ".Minister, a chance to go up
'(l the wcnls and rest."
"Of course, you must be careful,"
said I. endeavoring to conceal my em
barrassment b-.himl a patronizing air.
"My nia'il is of the greatest import
ance. But these letters will satisfy
you as to my idwit'iry." With this 1
drew from (lie inner pocket of my coat
a buiivh of old leetters ami handed
flliem to her. She glmceJ at them at
flivrt curiously. 'JL'hqi she frowned and
tfww the con teats from several of
"O, 1 don't mind telling you that. In
fact, I have taken especial interest in
t hem. You sw. nobody semes to know
who lie is, and he must be a gentleman,
because he has a letter frcm a lady,
j id the envelope is of the very latest
fashion. I'm going to get some of the
same kind myself. Besides that, there
are several let teas from men. Xow,
you evidently know who lie is, or you
would not try to get his mall. I've
done you a favor; will you tell me who
he is, and where he is living?'
"I am he," I answered.
"Ijook nic stitiight in the eyes and
repeat that," she ijmmauded, very
"I am he," I repeated, look'fig
straight imto the prettiest Wue eyes
this side of heaven.
"Too bad," she said, with a shake ot
her head. "Mamma told me once that
a man who could look you straight in
the eyes and could then tell an un
truth must be a very bad man."'
I turned on m y heel and walked out.
It was time to swear, and it isa matter
of principle with nie never io swear
before a woinr,M. And I never forget
this principle before a pretty woman.
I went home to my room tiud looked
at .Tack's motto. I wanted to smash
the mocking thing wirh my clenched
fist, but I went down to Mrs. White
for consolation instead. I told her my
story. Tliis Is the consolation I got:
"Yois man," said she, "I suspected
you from the first. Any man who pays
his board six wieeks in aslwincc ought
to be .suspected. Honest men don't
have to do that sort of thing. I have
no doubt that you are John Dennett.
Your clothes arc all marked with that
name. And you have been trying to
steal Mr. Wbeatcp's letters, poor gen
tleman! And to think that I should
liuibor such si rascal under my roof!
I ouglrt to put you out in the street,
but I need the money, and rimes are
hard. Oue thing I wKl do, though; I
shall put myself under the protection
&Z the constable. He lives next door,
and you just try any or your (aofarious
pi'actiees on nie, if you dare. You can
stay 'here until your hoard money is
worked, out, unless they take you to
jail iu the meanwhile, which I trust
and piuy they will. But yon can't stay
with me one minute after your six
weeks is up, even if they don't."
I wifit from her irate presence to my
own room, and threw a hair brush at
Jack's motto. It missed. Then I
sought the telegraph office, and wrote
out a telegram to Jack.
"That don't go "through this otiice,"
saM the telegraph operator. "You're
s truing that telegram to yourself and
s'gniug it wit'li another man's name.
It's against the rules to use the wires
for criminal operations. O, we're ifito
you, young feller!"'
I bit my lip and crossed the street
to the cigar store. When I am in a
lTedicauitnt and studying my way out
I like to chew an unlit cigar. The pro
prietor refused to sell nie one.
"Money's too scarce in this region to
take any risk t(i counterfeits. I sup
pose you've stuck me already, but if
you have I'll have the law of you." I
left him and sought the Postmistress
me under any orher name, nor could
I entertain her if she did. I have
money enmigli left to buy her two or
three lee creams, but the ice cream
man won't sell vb me any more than
the rest of them will. Of one. thing,
though, I am eortn'fi. I love her, and
I'm going to marry her if I have to
break Violet's he.irr, and"
"Keep me up here all the rest of the
afternoon listening to your nonsense?"
It was the voice ot the Postmistress
pro teni. 1 looked up. There she was
so.ited on a low hanging branch of that
s-elf same tree. She had been reading
a (lovel. She was blushing and laugh
ing. And she was a very dimming
"I I I beg your pardon," said I.
"Well, I think you ought to," she
answered. "ut you ncciln t be so
afraid of breaking Violet's heart if
you really are Mr. Frank Whcaton.
See." She held up a large rectangular
envelope. "It is the last letter for Mr.
Wheuton from the girl iu Xew York,"
she cffJtluucd. "And she is either
sending him her photograph, or she Is
sending his back to him. Undoubt
edly the latter, as he b.is .been such a
poor correspondent. Oh!"
The letter dropped at my feet.
"Thank you," said I, tearing it open.
"Do you carry the mail around with
ycu on your ranibl'figs?"
"I do his mail," she answered, faint
ly, "for something told nie, the very
first day a letter came for liiui Unit
that I ought to be particularly careful
of his mail. Perhaps I feared you
would steal it. you know."
"Look," said I, not heeding ihor. The
letter contained nothing but the pho
tograph I h'.id left with Violet as "Ex
hibit A." I handed it up to her. "Is
that identification enoug'li?"
"It certainly Is."
"Pemit me to introduce myself,
then." s-aid I, "Mr. Frank Wheaton, of
"I am Miss Frances Baring, of Al
Ivany," she replied. "And what an
a.wful lot of trouble I've got you into.
Here are the restof your letters. I
hope you will not report poor dear Un
"You overheard what I said when I
was talking to myself?" I asked.
"Yes, 1 couldn't help it," 3hc an
"W.1I, do you suppose I would do
your mule my harm under under
those clreum.stuiuwV She did not re
ply for a few moments. Then she
said:""Do you think very uur.li of her?
Perhaps you are engaged to her."
"Look!" said I. I took the bundle
at letters ami looked through them for
the reply from A'iolet ito my first let
ter. When I found it I held it up be
fore the Postmistress pro teni and tore
it. unopened, into small pieces, and
flifi'g them to the breeze.
"Are you .satisfied now?" I asked her.
1 am not going to say what Qier re
ply wiis. But I'm gl.id I didn't smash
Jack's motto. It hangs in our parlor
BRYAN TOJHE PEOPLE.
Democratic Nominee Issues a
Stirring Address on the
GAU8E OF FREE SILVER 13 NOT DEAD.
Some of the Things Which the American People
Will Expect from the Administration
of Major McKinley.
CEORCIA'S ALLIGATOR CHILDREN.
pre teni once more. But learned that
sha had gone out walking. There was
but one mail a dayind the post office
closed at 2 P. M. I went to my room
after that, and spent the rest of the
duy swearing at Jack's motto.
Duriug the following week matters
went from bad to worse. I left the
house but once a day. The fact is, 1
had become ccispicuous. I went to
the post office once each day to expos
tulate with the Postmistress pro tern.
When I did go grown people shunned
me and little girls win crying to their
mothers. The small boys of the town,
However, loiioweu me around in a
drove. But I went, nevertheless. The
fact is, I had grown rather fond of ex
postulating with the pretty Postmis
tress. Shall I say that I had also growfi
rather fond of the Postnuistress her
self? Well, perhaps more than fond.
But was a man ever so handicapped
in liis courting? She still iu-isted on
calling me Mr. Dennett. I learned,
though, that another letter had arrived
for Mr. Whearou, addressed- in the
same feminine hand, and many more
in business envelopes. But not one
wouM she deliver ro nie.
Disgusted at the absurd situation
in which I was placed, and at my own
unavailVig efforts to extricate nivself
from it, I resolved one afternoon, to.
vary the monotony of my disagree
able vacation by a walk in the woods.
The course of my wanderings led me
to the foot of a gnarled old tree whose
huge limbs were but six or eight feet
from the ground. I sat down at ins
base, reclining against it, and began
studying the matter over. I have the
habit of talking to myself when I am
"Here I am." I mused, "without
money enough to get home, and no
possible chanve of getting a-.iy unless
1 renoiiec my rightful name and tell
I hem to send me money, using the
name of Jack Dennett. But do I want
to got home? Xo. not while that au
burn haired Posfniivtress remains
here. Here I am, and I have no idea
whether-1 have been accepted by Miss
Viclrt Piersou or fiot. But do I want
to be accepted by Miss Violet Piersou?
Decidedly not. Most assuredly not, if
fi'.sit auburn haired Postmistress is
neither married nor engaged. Xow. do
I love that auburn haired Postmis
tress? I do. most pronouncedly. I
love the ground she walks on. the
Mhiiups she sells, the jren she writes
with, and, if I feel that way toward
her I must love her sfieerely, for she
Ii'.is got nie into the worst nie.ss of
trouble I ever experienced in my life.
But, under existing ciivumstancea, I
rannot even make love to her; I'm
blessed if 111 court her under the name
of Jack Dennett. Let Juck do his own
They Were Born With Scales and Other
Down in a' far away Southern por
tion of (Jeorgia is an extensive swamp
ca'letl (irand Bay. It is a branch of
the great Okeefitiekce Swamp. On
the borders of this swamp live a lciir
cf freaks the like of which are not to
ba" found elsewhere. They were known
an the "alligator children," and are
the offspring of "a man and woman of
the poorest class of piney woods
The ffldest of i'he "alligators" is now
twenty-three years of age, and i the
best of health, except for her defor
mity. Shortly before the birth of rhis
child the mother, Mrs. James D.iwdy,
was frightened by suddenly coming
upon a huge alligator. I lie little girl
shortly thereafter born to lur was in
appearance half human and half rep
tile. Her head and face was elongated,
hor jaws protruded. There was only
a very swfil growth of hair on her
head, and down her back extended a
row of dark eallousilks like the scales
on an alligator's back. She hud a well
defined tail several inches long, and
her fingers and toes bore an unmis
takable resemblance to ji alligator's
About a year later a second child was
bom, a lwy, and he showed the same
peculiar markings, oiwy they were not
so strongly defined as those of the
Both children were mutes, and all
efforts of the parents to teach them
to utter intelligible words were nn-
avail'fig. The girl made her wants
known by a sort of wliinintr sound,
and when angry would snail like an
alligator. She was very unruly. The
boy was nioe tractable, but both he
and his sister displayed all the char
acteristics of the alligator.
The girl would be now about five
feet high if she coulil stand upright,
but the same ) lumber of feet long
would be the more appropriate way
to describe her lomgirmSinal dimen
sions. The jaws bear a strong resem
blance to those of an alligator, and
curving claws, calloused by long use In
creeping about the floor, disfigure her
IiUnds and feet.
The boy is more docile r(xl exhibits
a higher degree of intelligence, and
will Hn-cept sweetmeats, holding them
in his jaws as he crouches in the'eor-
nrr, munching them with evident satis
faction. He, too, creeps on all fours
about the house.
The other children of the f.nnllyare
of average iutelligiice, and show no
kinship with their less fortunate bro
ther and sister.
William J. Bryan has given out the
following statement to the bimetallists
of the Uilited States:
Conscious that millions of loyal hearts
are saddened by temporary defeat, I beg
to offer a word of hope and encourage
ment. Xo cause ever had supporters more
brave, earnest and devoted than those
who have espoused the cause of bimetal
lism. They have fought from conviction
and have fought with al! the zeal which
conviction inspires. Kvents will prove
whether they are right or wrong. Hav
ing done their duty as they saw it, they
have nothing to regret.
The llepublican candidate has been
heralded as the advance agent of pros
perity. If his policies bring real pros
perity to the American people, those wlio
opposed him will share iu that prosperity.
If, on tho oilier baud, his policies prove
an injury to the people generally, thoo!
of his supporters who do not belong to
tho otHce-hoIding class,, or to the priv
ileged classes, will suffer in common with
those who oppose him.
The friends of bimetallism have not
been vanquished; they have simply been
overcome. They believe that the gold
standard is a conspiracy of the money
changers against the welfare of the hu
man race, and until convinced of their
error they will continue the warfare
Silver Men FoiiRht Up Hill.
The contest has been waged this year
under great embarrassments and against
great odds. For the first time during tiiis
generation public attention has been cen
tered upon the money question as the
paramount issue, and this lias been done
in spite of all attempts upon the part of
our opponents to prevent it.
The Republican convention held out the
delusive hope of imeruatioii.il bimetal
lism, while Republican leaders labored
secretly for gold monometallism.
Uold-stniidard Democrats have public
ly advocated the election of the Indianap
olis ticket, while they labored secretly
for the election of the Republican ticket.
The trusts and corporations have tried
to excite a fear of lawlessness while they
have been defying the law.
And American financiers have boasted
that they were the custodians of national
honor while they were secretly bartering
away the nation's financial independence.
But in spite of the efforts of the admin
istration and its supporters; in spite of
the threats or moiiey-luancrs at home nnd
abroad, in spite of the coercion practiced
by corporation employers; in spite of trusts
and syndicates; in spite of an enormous
Republican campaign fund, and in spile
of the influence of a hostile daily press,
bimetallism lias almost triumphed iu its
first great fight.
Tho loss of a few States, and, that, too,
by a very small plurality, has defeated
bimetallism for the present, but bimetal
lism emerges from the contest stronger
than it was four mouths ago.
the money question has been longest dis
cussed among the people. During the
next four years it will be studied all over
this nation even more than it lias been
studied iu the past.
Not Far to 1!00.
The year 1900 is not far away. Before
that year arrives international bimetal
lism will cease to deceive; before that
year arrives those who have called them
selves gold-standard Democrats will be
come bimetallists and be with us or they
will become Republicans and be open
enemies; before that year arrives trusts
will have convinced still more people that
a trust is a menace to private welfare and
to public safety.
Before that year arrives the evils of a
gold standard will be even more evident'
than they are now, and the people, then
ready to demand an American financial
policy for the American people, will join
with us in the immediate restoration of
the free and unlimited coinage" of gold
and silver at the present legal ratio of 1(
to 1 without waiting for the aid or con
sent of any other nation.
AV. J. BRYAX.
courting. Apd j-ha won't recognize Itepublic
How Eagles Fly.
An eagle circling iu the air main
tarns his wings steadily motionless,
but he spreads his tail as.wide as jws
sible and works it like t'lie quarter re
volution of a screw. The re-.ictionary
force which he thus displaces drives
him forward, and, by exerting more
force of pressure wtitli one side of his
tail than with (lie other, he diverts his
course either to the right or the left.
The change iu the bird's position is at
tended with short, quick motions, as
the point of one wing Is stretched for
ward, while that of the other is turned
These short, convulsive movements
of the tail escaped the observations of
the ornithologists ultil quite recently,
and the fact of them not be'jig noted
caused many exhaustive articles to be
wi'irten on the ".Mystery of the. Eagle's
I'light." Stein der Weisen, the Aus
trian naturalist, appears to have been
the first to notice tire rudderlike mo
tions of the eagle's tail. He says:
"These motions of the tall would prob
ably have escaped nie aNo but for t'lie
fact that 1 had so often obsenvd the
peculiar construction of the siifa tail
feathers." It is iiterest'ing fo the na
turalists and 'the laymen alike to know
t'itit "the mystery of the eagle's flight"
has at List been explained. St. ?uis
Praise for National Committees.
1 desire to commend the work of the
three national committees which have
joined in the management of this cam
paign. Co-operation between the mem
bers of distinct political organizations is
always dillicult, but it has been less so
this j car than usual. Interest in a corn
man cause of great importance has re
duced friction to a minimum.
I hereby express my personal gratitude
to the individual members, as well as the
executive officers, of the Xatiou.il Com
mittees of Democratic, Populist, and Sil
ver parlies for their ellicient, untiring,
and Utis'fltish labors. They li.ive laid the
foundation for future success, and will be
leiuemlieied as pioneers when victory is
at last secured.
Xo personal or political friend need
grieve because of my defeat. My ambi
tion lias liven to secure immediate legis
lation lather than to enjoy the honors of
olliee; therefore, defeat brings to nie no
feeling of personal loss. Speaking for
the wife who has shared my labors, as
well as for myself, 1 desire to say that
we have been amply repaid for all that
we hate done.
Iu the love of millions of our fellow
citizens, so kindly expressed in knowledge
gained by personal fontnet with the peo
ple and in broadened sympathies, we find
full compensation for whatever efforts we
have put forth. Our hearts have been
touched by the devotion of friends and
our lives shall prove our appreciation of
the affection, which we prize as the rich
est reward which Ihis campaign has
Calls for a Reorganisation.
lu the face of an enemy rejoicing in its
victor.r, let the roll be called for the en
gagement and urge ail friends of bimetal
lism to renew their allegiance to the
cause. If we are right, as I beliee we
are, we shall yet triumph. Until cou
Unced of his error. let each advocate of
bimetallism continue the work.
Let all -silver chilis retain their organi
zation, hold regular meetings, and circu
late literature. Our opponents have suc
ceeded in this campaign and must now
put their theories to the test.
Instead of talking mysteriously about
"sound mo.ney" and ".in honest dollar,"
they must now elaborate and defend a
financial system. Every step taken by
them should be publicly considered by th-i
Our cause has prospered most where
The "Wandering Jew."
The legend of the "Wrfuderiug Jew"
is one of those queer stories or the Mid
dle Ages which have come down in a
dozen different forms. The story is
told in almost every country of Europe,
the "Wandering Jew" assumes differ
ent names in different countries and
appears and disappears under circum
stances strangely dramatic. Eugene
Sue's work, "La Juif Errant." borrow
ed its name from this character, but
was really a savage attack upon the
Jesuits, the Wandering Jew appearing
only three or four times in the course
of the narrative, and then for a very
brief period. Long before the date,
however, of Eugene Sue's work, the
story had been made use of iu a liter
ary way. Croly used it In a novel en
titled "Saiathiel," in ISKl.Southey had
interwoven it into his "Curse or Ke
haina." In the Middle Ages.it was often
made the subject of dramas and dra
matic pieces and in the present century
has been made the topic of an opera by
Halevy. Eugene Sue is said to have
derived the notion of connecting this
curious character with his story, by
hearing the legend told when lie was a
French Children Sent Out to Xurse.
Formerly children or the best families
were sent out to nurse, as shopkeep
ers' children are now. The sons of
country land owners, nursed on their
own estates by farmers' wives, often
stayed on a year or two after they were
weaned, sharing the rough life around;
them, which if they could bear it made!
them very vigorous. I form my opinion
of this by the samples I saw in my
youth of men born before the Revolu
tion. Once the child returned from the
country to its family, it was placed,
according to sex, Iu the hands of either
a governess or an abbe, such as are
Sltll found in the old families or the
Faubourg St. CJerniain. More frequent
ly then than nowadays little girls be
gan to study Latin with their brothers.
Xow we have the foreign nursemaid,
who takes the child when it is just be
ginning to lisp, and before it knows
how to speak its own language well.
At present an English or German
nursemaid is to be found iu every well-to-do
Dr. S. Weir Mitchell attributes many
headaches to,disorders iu the refractive
and accommodative apparatus of the
eye. It is becoming the custom to go
to the oculist when a stubborn head
ache asserts itself. In some instances
the brain symptom is often the most
prominent and sometimes the only
promincnt indication of trouble in he
eye. There may be no pain or fatigue,
in the organ itself, and the strain in ic,
may only show itself by ache in the
brow or back of the head. Long con
tinued 'rouble in the eye may be the
unsuspected cause of insomnia, vertigo,
nausea and general ill health. In many
cases tho trouble iu the eye becomes
suddenly mischievous, owing to some
sudden failure of the health, or to in
creased sensitiveness or the brain Trow
moral or mental causes.
Deer's AVondcrt'iil Scent.
The power oT scent possessed by a
deer is wonderfully acute. These ani
mals have been known to take fright
at the scent of a man twenty-four hours
after lie had passed the spot.
The Arabic vernacular furnishes a
singular illustration of the popularity
of war in the East. It has Over fifty
names for the sword.
Not of worldly Roods, but of all earthly com
fort, is tlie poor wreti'li tormented by ma
laria. The fell scourge Is. however, shorn
ot Its tlioiiK' Iu advance by Ho.itetter's Stom
ach Rltters. Its only wire prvtentlve and
remedy. l)y.spfisa, biliousness, constipa
tion, rheumatism, uprvousuos and kidney
complaints an- also among the bodily a suc
tions which this hcnellcent meilicine over
come with certainty. Use It hjstruiatlcally.
When You See It In Print.
A sensitive man is never so humil
iated as when ho is obliged to read his
own proofs. Type mocks tho writer.
The sentence that in manuscript
moved, with the stride of an armed
man or danced as a swooning strain of
Strauss is now limp and lame. Tho
phrase that glowed with color is now
palid. Sparkling wit is Hat; sago re
llection is jejune. Tho thought, "Shall
I ever get the money 'or this?" is jod
tlod by "Who would fce fool enough to
pay for it?" Boston Journal.
Don't Tobacco 8pit and Smolc Tour
If you want to quit tobacco using easily,
and forever, regain lost manhood, be
made well, strong, magnetic, full of new.
life and vifor, take No-To-JBac, the wonder-worker
that makes weak men strong.
Many gain ten pounds in ten days. Over
400,000 eured. Buy Xo-To-Bac from your
own druggist, who will guarantee a cure.
Booklet and simple free. Address Ster
ling Remedy Co.. Chicago or Xew York.
5100 Rewnril, $100.
The readers ot this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least ono dreaded dUeaso
that science has b.eii able to cure In all Its
states, and that is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is tne only posllh e cure now known to the medi
cal fraternity. Catarrh he'iii; a constitutional
disease requires a constitutional hutment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally, acting
directly upon the Wood nnd mucous surfaces of
the system, thereby destrojlns Hie foundation or
the disease, and jjlwns the patient stiencth by
liuildiiiK uii tlie constitution ami asI-tim; nature
Id iloliii; in work. The proprietors hae so
mush faith in Its curathe porters that thev offer
One Hundred Dollars for any iae that it fails to
cure. Send fur list of Tc'tnionlaN.
f. .1. CHUNKY & CO., Toledo, O.
tS-SoId by Druggist;, tzc.
Kentucky! Tobacco Yield.
Davis County is tho banner tobacco
county in Kentucky. Her product for
1895 is reported at i:i,.j5tI0 pounds.
Graves County is a good second, with
12.41(i,E0O pounds, and Henderson
comes third, with I1,!i:!I,:!.jO. Hop
kins County shows up with !,103.000
pounds, with WcLster close up to S,
235,900. Logan County reports 7,042.
oOO, and several counties aro credited
with over i!,000,OUD pounds. Tho total
yield of the State for 1895 was 229,
Shake Into Your Shoes
Allen's Foot-TJaso, a powder or the
feet. It cures painful swollen, smart
ing feet, and instantly takes the sting
out of corns and bunions. It's the
greatest comfort discovery of the age.
Allen's Foot-Kase makes tight-fittine;
or new shoes feel easy. It is a certain
euro for sweating, callous and sore or
cold, tired, aching feet. Try it to
day. Sold by all druggists and shoo
stores 25c. Sent by mail for 25c in
stamps. Trial package free. Address,
Allen S. Olmsted, Lo Hoy, N. Y.
"Madam," said tho facetious political
canvasser, as ho paused outside the
gate, "aro you a bimetallist?'' Tho
woman in bloomers glared at him from
the porch. 'Xo,'' she said, "I'm a
bifui'cationist get out." Philadel
Just try a 10c box of Cascarets, the fin
est liver and bowel regulator ever made.
eople seldom improvo when they
have no other model but themselves to
copy alter. .
Tourist Slecpinz Cars to California
Every day in the year Tourist Sleeping
Cars aie run through from Chicago to
California via the Chicago, Union Pacific
& Xorth-Western Line (Chicago & Xorlh
Western, Union Pacific and Southern Pa
cific It 'ihvays). Only Jti.CO for complete
ly equipped double berth from Chicago to
tho Pacific Coast. 1'cr tickets and full in
formation apply to agents of connecting
lines, or address V. 15. Kniskern, (J. P. &
T. A., Chicago & Xorth-Wcstern lt'y,
Happily, Grant's memory is immor
tal. It will live oven after his tomb is
finished. Philadelphia Ledger.
Via thcXickc! Plate road, Xov. 17lh? Dec.
1st and 15 h. Low rates to po'nts in the
Northwest, Vet Southwest and feouth.
Counsel is to bo given by the wise,
the remedy by tho rich.
Cornstarch as Good as an Egg.
It is sometimes useful for house
wives to know that a teaspoonful of
cornstarch is equal to one egg, and
icay be substituted in case of a scarci
ty of eggs for part of tho eggs in cus-.
tards or other dishes whoro milk and
eggs are called for.
There is no txeuse for any man to ap
pear in society with a grizzly beard since
the introduction of Buckingham's Dye,
which colors natural brown or black.
"Forewarned is forearmed," re
marked the philosopher, after think
ing fora day and a half. "That is, if a
man is posted he is mailed, don't you
The "Overland Limited."
The famous tran-continuntal train via
The Chicago, Union Pacilic & North
Western Line, leaves Chicago at 6:00 p. m.
every day in the year via the Chicago fc
Xorth-Western B'y, and make3 the trip
to California in only three days. Double
drawing-room Sleeping Can, Buffet,
Smoking and Library Cars, Dining Cars
and free Reclining Chair Cars arefeatnres
of the equipment of this perfect train.
Agents of connecting lines sell tickets via
The Chicago itXorth-WesternR'y. Illus
trated pamphlets and full in formation will
be furnished on application to W. U.
Kniskern, G. P. & T. A., Chicago, 111.
Don't brag. Your iifo may havo
been blameless, but have you no son3,
daughters, or kin who may yet dis
grace you? Don't boast. It is always
too early to brag.
Now Is the Time to Plan for Yonr
"Winter Trip to California.
On November -lib the Wabash 11. R.,
in connection with the A., T. & S.F.R.R-,
will inaugurate a line of vestibnled sleep
ing cars between St. Louis and Los An
geios, Cab, without change. These sleep
ers will leave St. Louis everv Wednesday
and Saturday nights at 9:15 p. m.. after
arrival of Wabash trains from Chicago,
Toledo and Detroit, arriving Los Age!es
Saturdays and Tuesdays at t':05 p. m. Foe
full particulars, write to Wabash Ticket
Agent, or C. S. Crane, G. P. & T. A., St.
There is a hole in tho Ycllowstono
Park which is only six inches in di
ameter, but which is over three thou
sand f set deep.
to tho Northwest,- West. Southwest, and
South via the pupular Nickel Plate road,
on Nov. 17, Dec. 1st and 13th, account
Ilomeseekers' excursions. Inquire ot
agents for full particulars.
There is no condition ot life that ex
cludes a wise man from discharging
Personally Conducted Excursions to
Via the Chicago, Union Pacific & North
western Line leave Chicago every Thurs
day. Comfortable Tourist Sleeping Cars,
low rates, quickest time and the best of
care and attention, are advantages secured
bv those who join these excursions. For
full particulars apply to your nearest tick
et agent, or address W. IS. Kniskern, G.
I. & T. A., Chieago & North-Westem
R'y, Chicago. III?
A man always judges a wdraan by his
idea of how she would suit him for a
Two bottles of Piso's Cure for Consump
tion cured me of a bad lung trouble. Mrs.
J. Nichols, Princeton, Ind., Mar. 26, '95.
When bilious or costive eat a Casearet,
candy cathartic; cure guaranteed; 10, 25a
A gocd name, like good will, is got
by many actions and lost by one.
All that w ran sax a to the merits nf Ih.bblns' ntec
tric S:ip i-ales into uat!ilntine before the stiTy It w 11
tell you llf. if its on wrfn.t quality. If jwi will glrn
It one trisL Itoiit lata Imitation. lh?rj are-I.iU ot
.lira. Wlnsionr's Sootiiino Strct lor ChlMrea
termini;; soiteiu the turns, rennces Inflammation,
allays pain, cures u lud colic. 23 cents a bottle.
A large proportion of tho marine,
creatures found at a great depth in tho
colder parts of the ocean are of a red
Ask agents of the Nickel Plato road for
full in I urination about the Ilomeseekers'
Excursions to points in the Northwest,
West. Southwest and South on Nov. 17th,
Deo. 1st and loth.
A mountain of magnetic iron ore has
been discovered in Lapland.
Cascarets stimnlate liver, kidneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe.
ENSI0NS, PATENTS, CUIMS.
JOHN W. MORRIS, WASHINGTON, 0.0,
2 jrs. la last war. 1 3 adjudicates ciaimi, atij. aiaeav
F. W. N. U.
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Prof. Bakock, tlZ - "'
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foreign to the pure roasted cocoa-bean. The color is that
of pure cocoa; the flavor isnatural, and not artificial; and
the product is in every particular such as must have been
produced from the pure cocoa-bean without the addition
of any chemical, alkali, acid, or artificial flavoring sub
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Brevity Is the Soul of Wit"
Good Wife, You
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