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AVACO, TEXAS, OCTOBER 3, 1888.
"Indiana will give Cleveland not
less than 10,000 over Harrison, and
probably more," is the opinion of Mr.
T. M. Gruclle, the editor of the Labor
Signal, the recognized mouth-peace of
the organized labor of Indiana.
Wilson Waddingham, of Savin Rock
Conn., is said to be the largest land
holder in the United States. He is
believed to own over 2,000,000 acres
of grazing land in New Mexico and
elsewhere, and he has also made large
investments in real estate in Western
Engine 310. of the Union Pacific
road, that is now employed in trans
ferrin tj cars acrosj the Omaha Bridge
has a record of having run 1,000,140,
625 miles. It has been in use for
twenty-five years, and was one of the
first locomotives used west of the Mis-
Washington Irving Bishop, the mind
reader, has held a seance for President
Diaz and wife. He astonished the
former with the bank note act, and
certainly captured the fair lady by play
ing at the piano an air one from
"Rigoletto" which she had thought
of in obedience to his order to think
of an air from any opera with which
she was familiar, meanwhile placing
her hand on Bishop's forehead.
Army recruits are not of first quali
ty now-a-days. Of sixteen recruits
recently arrived at Livingston, Mon.,
six are in the guard-house for serious
offenses, three have deserted, one has
been sent to Fort Benton for trial by
comt-martial, and onewas strung up
by indignant citizens and made to
confess where he had hidden a satchel,
gold watch and some money he had
stolen from a dead woman.
Congressman Breckenridge, of Ar
kansas, says that New Jersey is safe
for the ticket. "Last Friday night,"
he adds, "I spoke to a splendid audi
ence at East Orange, N. J. The meet
ing was presided over by a distinguish
ed ex-Republican, who now announces
that he is going to vote tor Cleveland
and Thurman and tariff reform, as
promoting the best interests of this
country. It was an audience of rnanu
fucturers, merchants, bankers and
working people. At least one-half of
the audiance was composed of per
sons who have acted heretofore with
the Republican party."
lyj the Republican pi
THE DREADED SIMOOM.
The Philadelphia Times says there
exists a popular delusion that the
Quakers, at least the old broad-brim-ed,
sugar-scoop Quakero, are dying
out. It is not so in Philadelphia. Ten
or twelve years ago people said the
same thing, but the high-backed
benches in the meeting houses are as
full now as then. The truth is that,
after coqueting with "world" ways and
fashions for a season, the young gen
eration of Friends undergo a reaction
and gradually fall into the same ways
and the same austere life, even to the
plain garb, of their grandfathers and
Dinizulu, the rebellious son oi Cete
wayo, is an enormous black with a de
velopment of brain above other Afri
can chiefs. He is a total abstainer
Jfrom intoxicarts, but makes up for
this asceticism by maintaining a large
number of wives. He is a warrior by
hereditary taste, and his tremendous
physical strength and wonderful swift
netss as a runner give him influence
over his soldiers. It is said of him
that, he has a sense of honor and is a
hearty laughter. But he sometimes
thinks things funny that to a white
man are quite otherwise.
The personal esteem with which
Archbishop Corrigan is regarded bj
the Catholic clergymen of New York,
is well shown by the gift of $18,400,
which they raised for him on bis silver
jubilee. The idea originated with some
of tne assistant priests, and Father
Drophy was informally chosen to re
ceive the money. Every dollar of it
came, from the pockets of the priests,
and it means a good deal when it is
remembered that the salary of a Cath
olic rector in New York is only $800,
and that oi an assistant priest $Gco.
The entire sum was raised, too, in less
than a month,
It Generation ntnl the Terrible. Incident
or It Career.
Tlio most rcmnrknblo ot tlio hot winds
Is the Simoom (siunlmll, Batumi, bhclook,
etc.), tlio violent whirlwind, with or
without sand, which nftucts tlio deserts
of Africa and southwestern Asia. Tho
great heat of tho soil passing into tlio at
niosphcro causes nn appreciable expan
sion and lightening of tlio latter, lcsultlng
in tho formation of small cyclonic dis
turbances. Tlio surrounding tttmosphero,
In tho never ceasing natural struggle, to
maintain nn equilibrium, rushes in to (HI
tho spaco vacated by tho expanded nir,
ami in its turn undergoes tho same pro
cess, until at last there is a powerful cur
rent drawn into tlio vortex, frequently
bringing with it quantities of loo-o sand,
and tho cyclono then becomes visible
hugo columns of sand whirling round
and moving forward nt tho sauto
time. Tho nir, already very dry
beforo tho himootu originated,
now becomes still moro bo from
tho presence of tho denso cloud of dust.
Away goes tho btomi ucioss tho desert;
at fir?t it is wn na u low liazo on tho
horizon, but quickly sitvuiiug tho cloud
advances, sometimes slowly, sometimes
rapidly, the tall pillars being vibiblo a
long way oil darkening tho atmosphere,
and bringing with'them great destruction.
In tho whirl tho wind blows with tho
forco of a hurricane, hills of sand are
taken up, nnd uro either scattered or aro
again gathered into now hilla wherever
tho storm chooses to deposit them, so
that tho desert is dotted with frequently
shifting sund ranges. Under these aro
buried whole caravans of traders, travel
ers and even armies. Tlio simoom is
supposed to have annihilated tho armies
of Sennacherib and of Cambyses.
, So terribly dry is tho nir in these storms
that it is fatal to vegetation, whilo tho
density of tho dust cloud makes it almost
impossiblo for human beings to breathe.
This gives riso to tho idea that tho wind
contained. a deadly poison; henco tho
Arabic simoom, signifying a poisonous
wind ; but it is no more poisonous than
any other wind, its fatal qualities being
simply tho excessive dryness and tho
quantity of fine sand with which it is
loaded. Tho tempcraturo of tlio air has
been known to riso to W3 degs., and its
desiccating effect is teen in dried up
mouths and nostrils, in skin cracking,
intense thirst, painful and difficult breath
ing and inability to sleep. Tho timo oc
cupied in passing a given spot vaiies be
tween a fow minutes and twenty or
twenty-four hours, tho blast leaving be
hind it unmistakablo e idenco of tho path
it has traveled. Tlio hot parching air of
tlio simoom, almost as soon as the breath
is out of thu body and beforo decomposi
tion has timo to set in, causes tho llesh
to lose all its firmness and consistency, so
that it drops or may bo taken off the
A party of officers sleeping on tho roof
of Gen. Jacob's houso at Jacobabad thus
recount their experience of the simoom :
"They were awakened by a sensation of
suffocation and an exceedingly hot, op
pressive feeling in the air, while at tho
same timo a powerful smell of sulphur
pervaded tho atmosphere. On tho fol
lowing morning a nnmber of trees in
the garden were found to bo withered in
a remarkable manner. It was as if a
current of firo about twelvo yards in
breadth had passed through tho garden
in a straight line, singeing and destroy
ing ever" green thing in its course. En
tering on 0110 sido and passing out on tlio
other, its path was as defined as tho
courso of a river."
Palgravo was overtaken by one of
theso bcourges in northern Arabia. After
sonio preliminary remarks on tho ad
vance of tlio simoom, ho proceeds; "So
dark was tho atmosphere- and so burning
tho heat that it seemed that hell had
risen from tho earth or descended from
above. But at tho moment when tho
worst of tho concentrated poison blast
was coming round wo were already pros
trate, ono and all within tho tent, with
our heads well wrapped up, almost suf
focated, indeed, but safe, whilo our
camels lay without like dead, their long
necks stretched out on the sand, await
ing tho passing of tho gale.
"Wo remained thus for ten minutes,
during which a still heat, liko that of a
red hot iron slowly passing over us, wa3
alono to bo felt. Then tho tent walls
began again to flap in tho returning
gusts and announced that tho worst of
tho simoom had gone by. My comrades
appeared moro liko corpses than living
men, and so, I suppose, did I. How
ever, I could not forbear, in spito of
warnings, 10 step out ana iook at tne
camels; they were still lying flat, as
though they had been dead, and the nir
was yet darkish, but beforo long it
brightened up to its usual dazzling clear
ness. During tho whole timo tho simoom
lasted tho atmosphere was entirely fieo
from sand or dust, so that I hardly know
how to account for its singular obscur
ity." Cornhill Magazine.
OUR VITAL FORCES.
Drained by tlio Di'innniN of Ultra l'nh
loimblo Society Sail Ilesult.
Wo livo in a busy ngo nnd business
men hao little timo for homilies. But
there nro fouio warnings to which they
must listen. If they do not heed them,
the same fa to lies in sloro for nil. Katuic
cannot bo thwnited. If t hero is a' 11111
on n b.wk nnd tho deposits aio drawn out
too rapidly tho bank must susjicnd. It
is tho samo way with our vital forces.
If wo drain thcin moro rapidly than
uatiuo can supply tho loss tho body must
succumb and tho mind loses its equilib
rium. What shall it profit a man if lm
gain tho wholo world only to becomo a
physical wieck? What happiness does
liis wealth confer on him then? What
ph'iisuio can his family derive from that
wealth when tho thought comes that tho
lather and husband secured it only at tho
exjionso of his body and mind?
Tho fault is not so much with tho men
ns it is with society. Thero mo fow men
who do not liko to tako lifoeosily. They
recoguizo thatn ccitain amount of effort
shall bo expended in order to accomplish
certain results. With sonio tho friction
is less than with others. Theso nro tho
men to bo envied. But society step3 in
and asserts its meretricious standards.
It declares in n dictatorial way that if a
man desires tho entree into tho fashion
nblo circlo he must havo money and nialco
nn nttractivo external show. If ho has
n wife, sho must land herself with money
equivalents, and must not walk any moro
than sho rides. Bear in mind that only
tho ultra fashionablo society is referred
to. If ho has somo daughters, they must
keep up tho standard of tho model set
by paterfamilias and matcrfamilias. This
demands a largo income. A showy es
tablishment is not maintained at a ica
sonablo cost. Tlio next question is, how
is the man to gain all this? To most
men and most women social distinction
is n prizo to bo seemed, no matter what
tho cost. Albeit liko tho Dead sea fruit
it is empty and its rewards aro deceptive,
tho prizes must bo gained. If tho man is
a business man in tho old fashioned way,
unless ho has a mammoth establishment
ho cannot maintain this expensive lux
ury. To get moro money without drain
ing his business, ho speculates in 6tocks
or in grain. Ho may bo successful and
havo all tho money ho de&ires. Ho may
bo unsuccessful and lose all. With tho
latter this is tho end. Wo can drop him
into tho pit of social oblivion.
Tho lucky speculator onco in tho whirl
pool of speculation is liko the unlucky
ihip in tho Norway maelstrom. Ho can
not get out. Ho becomes moro and moro
fixed in speculative habits. Ho may
uever bo unlucky. Ho may accumulate
ab millions. His wife and daughters
nay wear tho most expensive diamonds.
Ihey may cover themselves with tho
nost gorgeous apparol. But tho end is
lear overwork, nervous exhaustion,
But society is not altogether to blame.
tf a man does not want to enter the up
er tendom society does not compel him
como in. Tlio man's ambition impels
aim within tho so called charmed circle,
tfhich has not always so many charms as
it has annoyances. Society, of tho ultra
kind, is unshaken in asserting that fool
ish standard that flno feathers make fino
Dirds. Old iEsop's fablo about tho jack
daw with tho peacock's feather 6tuck
into its tail is as truo in its moral today
as it was when JEsop wroto it. If fash
ionablo society wero less punctilious in
its demands for outward excellencies and
moro punctilious in its demands for cul
ture, for lefmement, for honor and
purity, tho lines would bo drawn with
somo sense, and thero would bo less
moral, as well as mental and physical
Lifo is worthless without health.
Health is at all times in tho physical ca
reer of a man moro valuablo than money.
Ago will overtake us all. If wo wish a
decrepit and painful old age, to be a bur
den to ourselves and to every ono about
us, let us keep on this rapid wasting of
tho vital energies. If wo wish to bo
hearty in tho twilight of lifo and happy
wo must not in tho heyday of lifo draw
too heavily upon naturo's resources.
Never forget this: "That thoso who sow
tho wind si lall reap tho whirlwind. ' ' De
troit Free Press.
An Amunluf; Goune Story.
"When I was in Alabama, between
Porter's Gap nnd Millerville, " said a
gentleman living in Atlanta, "I camo to
a country place wheru a man was driving
ten or twelvo geesu from a blanch toward
a cotton patch. 'For heaven's sake,'
said I, 'what is it you havo on tho necks
of thoso geese?' 'Those aro gourds, full
of water. I drive these geeso into that
cotton patch and keep them thero all day
weeding out tho cotton. Thero is no
water in tho cotton patch, and I havo to
givo them water in this way to keep
them there.' 'But how do they get the
water out of thoso gourds under their
necks?' 'Tlioy drink out of each other'B
gourds'. Each gourd has an opening in
tho sido so that another gooso can put his
bill into tho gourd and drink. If you
will stay hero long enough you will seo
it yourself.' 1 waited thero half nday
to seo that performance, and finally I
saw it. Tho geeso did just as tho man
said they would. When a gooso got
thirsty he walked up to his neighbor and
coolly drank out of tho gourd on his
neck." Atlanta Journal.
fqueamislmcss About Pain.
Tho modern civilized man is snueam
ish about pain to a degreo which would
havo seemed effeminate or w orso to his
greatgrandfather, or to tho contempo
rary baibarian. His squeamishness is
not egotistic ; no uoes not seem to bo any
moro afraid of beinir hurt than hi3 Great
grandfather was if ho can seo any cood
reason for it. Tlio German soldier, whilo
tlio mitrailleuse, was still a weapon of un
known and frightful possibilities, cursed
tho Frenchman and charged up tho hill
faco to face with tho "hell machines" as
undauntedly as ever his forefathers
faced simple bullet or bow and arrows.
Tlio nameless railway engineers, who
stand to their posts into tho heart of a
great accident latltcr than desert a train
load of passengers, faco nnd defy possi
bilities of pain such as tho great Julius
or Ney never dreamed of. Is thero a
finer thing in Plutarch than was scon
when tho English battalion, presenting
arms to tho helpless beings in the depart
ing boats, went down in perfect parade
order on tho deck of tho foundering
troop ship? Modern lifo is rich in a su
premacy over personal suffering which
takes a higher character only as tho finer
organization of tho human "being comes
to know moro exactly in advance th
naturo of tho pain which it is to face.
Tho Short DUtuuco Traveler.
Attention is called to tho fact that
whilo inventive genius has dono so much
for tho comfort 01 long uistanco riders in
Desertion nml Hail CoaMnc
It has long been tho general feeling
among army officers that a largo per
centage of ilcseit ions aro caused by bad
cooking. Commissary Gen. MacFecley
has shared this opinion, and in his annual
reports for somo years ho had lecom
mended nn appropriation for tho employ
ment of a skilled corps of cooks, lie has
always asserted that tho complaints of
tho men weie not duo to tho bad quality
of tho food, but to tho manner in which
it was prepared and seivcd. It lm been
customary to select an enlisted man to
servo as company cook, and ho has
usually never worked in a kitchen beforo.
Ills follow Knlfltara nrn tint dtir....... f.
railway cars, it has dono llttlo or nothing i,j8 ignorance. -Good Housekeeping
for tho comfort ot short distance riders, b
who aro much more numerous. Let the Mn.(,.i, i.. u . ,
Bhnrt. .iiRtnnm rn.w mi i.i. vni in lost f tho lowers of Montana haT
protest. New Tiork Tribune. ' "
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ecr offered In tho Lone Sf.irhtnte.
100 bud room mills, prices fimn $15.00
CO parlor suits from $30 to $.'100.
40 bookcases from $10 to ?75.
25 sldobonrtis from 12.50 to $250.00.
100 wardrobes from 8 to 150.
100 bodstoads from $2 to $25.
100 rood and ralun chulra from $2.50
150 loathor nnd plush chairs at prlcos
to suit tlio buyer.
2-3 folding bods from $18 to $150.
100 sofa lounges from $0 to $50.
25 hall racks from $7 to $50.
500 fancy and plain tablos of ovory
description, and In fact a full lino
of everything that is carrlod In
ffrst-closs furniture- stono, too nu
merous to montlon.
LARGE STOCK OF DINING
BOOM AND KITCHEN F UJi-NITUIiE.
We also Carry a Full Line of Pictures, Picture
Frames and Moulding. Frames Nade to Order
IN AIjIHMIOX TO THIS WE HAVE
Ad Extensive Mattrss Factory,
Where wo make all kinds of
MatoresBos and do Upholtering
in the boat of style. Our Up
holsterer has Twenty Years
Experience and stands Second
Wo oflbr for tho noxt forty days
to mako room for our
Mammoth Fall Stock.
Which our Mr. Peck has
Just Purchased in the
ffi .ft, JTi vtIW y Jj&yR'
ZWelCarry a Full Une of Cofflns,Efrom
ZZZ the Cheapest to the Best. ""t.
Also a lino of cloth covorod caskots.
Motnllo ca.sos, nnd n full lino of robes
for gouts, ladies and children.
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