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tot six ynarn, severe palpitations, short,
noes of Lrcath, together with such ex
tretao nervousness, that, at times I would
walk tha floor nearly all eight. We
consulted the best rued leal talent.
They mat there umm no help forme,
that I had organic diseaso of tha her.rtfor
which there was no remedy. I had read
your adrcrtkemcnt la Tlio Graphic and
a year ago, as a last resort, tried one bstt'ecf
Xr. JTIea Xtrtv Cure for the Ecurt,
which convinced tno that thcro was true
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Heart Cure and IicEtoruUva Nervine end
It eompletclu ourett w, I eiccp
well at night, my heart beats rcculorly and
I hare no core smothering spells. I wlr.h
to say to all who are suffering as I did;
there's relief untold for them if they Trill
only give your remedies Just one trial."
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r narautoo that tlio urst bottle will tieuent.
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STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS AS HIS INTI
MATE FRIENDS KNEW HIM.
Bis Harrow Escape When as Infant Be-
tam te Bss Derotedl Mother After Bis
glsctlow Ss Cancress Tlio Graocers, Fa
ther and Sen, and Their Wires.
It is not strange that people gaze at
the shaft surmounted bv tha hronza Sc
ore of Stephen A. Douglas, overlooking
the lake, as they pass by the spot where
the remains of the electric statesman
are at rest
It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who
said that it is the incidental part of a
man's life which interests the people.
There was a good deal of this sort of
thing in the Douglas family. There
runs throngh the story of that family a
thread of the uncommon. The country
Knows all about tbe political career of
tha man vbn fdrvrl T.fnrnTrt in HiKto
and who became the idolized leader of
his party in the north. There was some-
thill 17 in the diRartnotntment nf thn man
that touched the sensibilities of his op
ponents, as there is always and ever
will be something pathetio in the fail
ure of one who expires when within
grasp or a long cherished hope.
A Tjicrnreof tha hnnsn in tvhieli TVmrr
las was born was recently taken at the
suggestion 01 nis only living sister, JMrs.
Sarah Granger, now 84 years old, and
Still livinir on the old f.irin npnr f 'liftf.ii
Springs, N. Y., ou which she was mar-
run, aim ivmcu was opened up Dy ner
husband's father, Hezekiah Granger,
The father of Douglas, whose name
was also Stephen A. the Littlo Giant
being the fourth Stephen A. iu direct
line was standing before the big fire-
TlhlCfi in Ilia llnmo nfc Urart.lroi Vr
his son, then two months old, in his
arms, ine father s heart was affected,
and he let the child fall from his grasp.
The father fell dead. The child fell in
to the ashes, und but for instantaneous
rescue won Id have met a horrible death.
The mother of Douglas was Sarah Fisk,
and she was tho second cousin of Jim
Fisk of picturesque career and tragic
.Referring to the incidentals of a
man's career, hero is another of more
than passing interest, inasmuch as it
furnishes tho key to tho coming of
young Douglas into tho west
There was a man who lived on a
farm with his father near Clifton
Springs, N. Y., whose name was Gran
ger. His father was Hezekiah Granger.
The son was in the habit of visiting
Brandon, Vt, to do his courting. He
married Hiss Surah Douglas. She was
the sister of Stephen A. Douglas, and
followed him iu all his career, even un
to his death, and then came on here to
Chicago to watch the building of the
monument to the memory of ouo whom
she still refers to as the "best man that
ever lived." Young Granger returned
to tbe old homestead near tho Springs
with his brida His father, Hezekiah,
at once declared that his boy's wife was
a "mighty fine woman," and asked if
there was any of the stock left, for Heze
kiah was in his weeds. The boy told his
father that his bride's mother was liv
ing, nnd was likewise in her weeds.
Hezekiah hitched up his team and made
a pilgrimage to Brandon, Vt., where he
"made up an acquaintance" with the
Widow Douglas, and soon after they
were married. Thus the boy had a
mother-iu-law and a stepmother in one,
and the old gentleman became the step
father to his daughter-in-law. To the
old farm in New York came Stephen A.
Douglas, and while there he heard
about the chances for young men in the
west, ami concluded to come out. The
story cf the penniless young man who
reached Illinois, and afterward became
cue of its senators, is as familiar in Il
linois as is the life of Washington in
Tho morning young Douglas left the
house cn the old Granger farm his
mother walked with him down to the
gate that opened out into the lane and
iuto tho United States senate, and put
her arms around her boy's neck and
kissed him goodby. '
"When are you coming back to see
your eld mother?" she asked him.
"On my way to congress," was the
prophetic reply. There is a Patmos that
rites across the way of some mortals.
A good many years went by, and the
faithful mother used to go down to the
gate of the lawn and look along the
lane and go back again unconsoled.
One day she saw a man coming, and,
though be had grown and had some of
that tired look ia his face which the
west imprinted on its young men, the
woman knew this was her boy. He held
in his hand his certificate of election to
tho lower housed the national congress
from the district in which ho lived in
Illinois. He was on his way to congress.
Long years after this, when the young
man had scars upon his political armor,
mado in ccntest with the giants of those
days, and when he was in tbe race for
the White House wreath and tho press
of the opposition was vindictive in its
attack upon him, Douglas stopped on
his return from Washington to visit his
mother, who had in the meantime mov
ed up near the Canadian border. The
wagon roads were filled with the plain
people of that section who assembled at
the station to meet the presidential can
didate. The old woman threw her aims
about the neck of her boy in the pres
ence of the multitude, and cried out,
"Ah, they do not know my boy as I do
or tbey would not say what they do
about him" referring to the attacks of
the opposition. And the son, forgetting
far the moment that he was in a presi
dential contest, embraced the old lady
and responded in the hearing cf the
concourse, "Thank God, I have found
my mother." Chicago Chronicle.
Libel once meant any little book, but
as many small tracts in the early days
cf printing were personal and offensive
ia character tbe word acquired its pres
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30.. 189B.
Aa English Editor's Experience With aa
Adirondack Eailroad Train.
When Mr. Cust, editor of William
Waldorf Astor's Pall Hall Gazette, was
n New York at the time of the Val-kytii-Dofender
fiuirii, foul and fizzle, he
wen up to the Adirondacks for some
fishing and shooting. Mr. Cust traveled
with a good deal of luggage, and tho
backwoodsmen at Childwold, where he
left Dr. Webb's railroad, were inclined
to grin at the sight of a man going into
the woods with so many gripsacks and
bundles. Eut the Englishman was net
disturbed. He had a good time and got
6ome good game. When be got ready to
come out of tbe woods, he went back to
Childwold with all his boxes, bags and
portmanteaus. He intended to take the
day train for New York, which was duo
at Childwold about 12 o'clock. When
the train pulled into the station, Mr.
Cust stood on the platform with his lug
gage piled up around him. Conductor
Clarke saw him. there, but when Mr.
Cust made no motion to board the train
Clarke gave the signal to Pat Cum
miiigs, the engineer, to go ahead, and
Pat did, leaving Mr. Cust standing on
Now it happened that Mr. Cust was
the guest of Dr. Seward Webb, who
owns the Adirondack railroad. When
the train pulled out and left him, he
told the station agent who he was and
then followed seme lively telegraphing.
When the train got to Horseshoe Pond,
Conductor Clarke got orders from head
quarters to uncouple his engine and go
back. to Childwold for Mr. Cust The
run back up the road was made in lively
time. Mr. Cust and his boxes were put
into the cab, anil the engine raced back
to Horseshoe Pond, where the surprised
passengers were wondering what on
earth had happened. Mr. Cust wasn't at
all put out It was a new experience for
him, and he rather enjoyed it
"I was rightly left," "ho said to Con
ductor Clarke. "It was quite right I
was there with my luggage, you know,
but when the train came in I saw no
porter or guard, and there was no one tc
put me aboard. I've not been here be
fore, you know, and I'm not familiar
with your d d American methods oi
railroading. I was rightly left, rightlv
left" New York Sun.
HENRY CLAY WAS RATTLED.
Bat Be Remembered s Quotation Thai
Did Jast as Well aa the Missing; Worda.
In the early twenties of this century
Mr. Clay was appointed by the legisla
ture of Kentucky a commissioner tc
Virginia to ask of that state that a com
mission be appointed to make a definite
line of demarcation between the twe
states. Upon his arrival in Richmond he
was received with great courtesy by its
most distinguished citizens. He said
that his profession, politics and affairs
of government had occupied his time so
exclusively that he was aware of know
ing littlo of polite litertauio or the fa
vorite publications of' tise day. This
prompted him to ask an old friend
whom he knew to be a literary man tc
select seme lines to introduce when ad
dressing the legislature as a quotation
expressive of his feelings to the state oi
Virginia as his birthplace. His friend
suggested a stanza from Scott's "Lay
cf the Last Minstrel," which he high
ly approved and memorized.
The day appointed for his address
found the galleries, halls and every
available space crowded with eager, ex
pectant auditors, and many beautiful
women in bright attire gave brilliancy
to the scene. He held the attention of
his audience with entire success until
he came to the part where he meant tc
introduce thequotation. Then his mem
ory failed him. The shock was appalling
for a moment He stood rigid and pale
before a thousand watchful eyes, in his
mind only a blank, beforo him a turbu
lent sea of upturned faces. With a char
acteristic gesture he threw up his hands
to his forehead, and in his most sono
rous tones he recited the following
Breathes thcro the man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said.
This is my own, my native land?
concluding his speech amid deafening
Every one present had supposed that
he was overcome by emotion, and none
but the friend who had selected the quo
tation for him perceived the cause of
his momentary pan ia Louisville Courier-Journal.
Bear M. Stanley oa Interviews.
"Is this Mr. Stanley?"
1 Stanley stopped cooly, and giving his
questioner a somewhat surprised and
sour stare responded with a reluctant
"Have yon the time or inclination to
give a brief interview?"
"Interview! Good God, sir! Is there
no way to escape the newspapers? Why,
it is worse than the passport system in
Russia. I cannot put my foot on the
soil anywhere in this country without
being confronted thus. I have done my
best to avoid it. If I were to make up
for a minstrel show, I would, no doubt,
be discovered. Yon are simply driving
me out of the country. I would have
been glad to remain ten days at Puget
sound, if I could have done sO in peace,
like any other unobtrusive traveler, but
they were there to meet me with note
books and pencils. "Portland Orego
nian. Hew to Bcdoee Toar Weight.
When yon are dieting to reduce flesh,
you must eat stale bread, and give up
potatoes, rice, beets, corn, peas, beans,
milk, cream, all sweets, cocoa, indeed
anything which even suggests sugar cr
starch. Dry toast without butter, tea
without either milk or sugar, rare meat
with no fat. and, as far as possible, no
vegetables at all should farm your diet
Take ail the exercise yon can in the
way of walking; go twice a week to a
Russian bath (where possible) and in
variably go to bed hungry. Anybody
brave enough to live up to these laws
will certainly lose flesh. Ladies' Home
Love la like this little flower
'r.sb and sniiliuft for cn hour.
Pluck It not, for it will fade.
Though upon yortr heart tis laid.
avB it blooming in tbe shade.
Love is like this littlo flower
Fair to sec, bat inly sour,
Tjroopii., dying in an bocr.
Though uroa yonr heart 'tis laid.
Leave it blooming in the shade.
New York Triton.
AN EDITOR'S NIGHTMARE.
Be Was Fifteen Tears Ia oppressing; aa
The former editor of The Scotsman,
when he retired to enjoy his well earn
ed leisure, gave Alexander Russell this
advice, "Itae conduct of a daily paper,"
he said, "is always a very serious thing,
fall of dangers and difficulties, but in
addition to its usual anxieties you, my
friend, will every night have to keep
the most vigilant watch lest that man
Hill Burton should contrive to insert
his theory about Scotch cheeses into
your columns. " ,
It is not necessary to particularize
what it was; it will suffice to say that
this theory based upon the exposure of
Scotch cheeses in front of the shops, and
the treatment to which they were con
sequently exposed was not compli
mentary or likely to recommend them
to the purchaser.
"Day and night" said Russell, "for
15 years, I never forgot my predeces
sor's warning. A hundred times that
theory endeavored to gain admittance
into my columns, and by most unlouked
for channels; sometimes it lurked con
cealed iu au article about the Crimean
war, souietiuies in one of the divorce
cases, sometimes ia one on the division
cf tho Free c-hnreh in Scotland, or even
iu tho disruption itself; but it was al
ways detected and struck out
"It was a dnel to tho death, for I
knew that Hill Burton would never re
lax his efforts to get his views upon
Scotch cheeso into print while there was
breath in his body. On the morning of
the last day of the fifteenth year he ran
into my office waving a paper in his
hand and crying out, 'It's in, it's in!'
" 'What,' cried I, 'not in The Scots
man surely V
" 'No,' said he, in Chambers' "Infor
mation For the People.' "
"My relief of mind is not to be de
scribed. ' '-Pearson 's Weekly.
Inequality In the World.
There is and there always has been
inequality in tho world in spite of the
striving of generous hearts and enlight
ened minds for equality. Although
equality has never ceased to show itself
and effect itself within the different or
ders, and in modern times to character
ize at leapt superficially that large com
posite order which we call good society,
civilization is still cmbruited and en
dangered by inequality. One need not
allego instances. They are abdundant in
every one's experience and observation,
and thoe who dread or affect to dread
the dead level of equality are quite right
in saying that even in a political de
mocracy there is as much inequality as
anywhere. But this dees not prove that
they aro right in admiring it that it is
not offensive and stupid. Inequality still
persists, but so does theft, so does mur
der, so does unchastity, so do almost all
the sins and shames that ever were. In
equality is, in fact, the sum of them.
In the body of this death they fester
and corrupt forever. As long as we have
inequality we shall have these sins and
shames, which spring from it and which
live on from inferior to superior. Few
vices live from equal to equal, but tbe
virtues flourish. "Equality as tbe Ba
sis of Good Society," by W. D. Howells
Hard Work and Huxley.
A great part of the work by which the
world knows him was done after din
ner and after a hard day's work in tho
1 lecture room and laboratory. He never
spared himself. Often mid often have I
known him leave the circle of family
and friends, of which he was the life,
very early in the evening and betake
himself to his library, a room of which
the only luxury was books. If remon
strated with or appealed to for another
half hour, he would only shake his
head. There was something to bo done.
And it would be midnight or 1 or 2
o'clock before it was done, and then be
was up at 7 in the morning.
I sometimes thought he had no higher
happiness than work; perhaps nobody
has. He would dine on a little soup and
a bit of fish ; more than that was a clog
on his mind. "The great secret," he
said, "is to preserve the power of work
ing continuously 16 hours a day if need
be. If you cannot do that, you may be
caught out any time. ' ' Scribner's Mag
azine. The Drama.
"Horatio," whispered the heroine,
"the villain still pursues us."
"Ha!" exclaimed the lover. "But
fear not Seest thou the raviuo that in
tervenes between us and him?"
"Yes, Horatio but the bridge. He
can cross yon bridge at a bound. "
"Fear net, I say. He has got to step
in the middlo of the bridge and do a
song and dance. Courage !" Detroit
A Story of Toltaira.
One day when D'Alembert and Con
dor cet were dining with Voltaire, they
proposed to converse on atheism, but
Voltaire stopped them at once. "Wait,"
said he. "till my servants have with
drawn. I do not wish to have my throat
tut tonight" G. B. Cheever.
The shawls of cashmere are made be
tween Hindustan and Tibet, from tha
wool of the camel, while their sheep
also produce fine white silky wooL The
whole population is engaged in prepar
ing the thread and weaving these ar
ticles for commerce.
During the days when armor was
heaviest the cavalry was the alow mov
ing army of the service, all movements
requiring celerity being executed by in
Three generations have been reading THE
ARGUS. It was good enough for the old
grandfather, and as the years sped by it was
found equal to the requirements of the son.
Today the grandson finds it has kept pace
with progress, and he too is satisfied. The
old grandfather's taste wasn't very fastidious,
perhaps but the grandson isn't so easily
pleased, and the fact that THE ARGUS
Wide-awake, progressive, and growing every '
hour, THE ARGUS is the paper of the
people. All the latest news of the day, both
local and general, presented in attractive form.
Delivered by carrier to any part of the city as
a salad for supper. When the long winter
evenings come on it "will help you to pass
many an idle hour.
If you aren't already enrolled, send your name
in at once and let people know you are posted
on the events of the day.
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