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THE AltttUB. 3ATUKDAY. APRIL
25, 1891. 3
The neoole at the World's
Dispensary of Buffalo, N. Y.,
have a stock-taking time once
a year and what do you think
they do? Count the number
of bottles that've been re
turned by the men and women
who say that Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery or
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion didn't do what they sad
it would do.
And how many do you
think they have to count.
One in ten ? Not one in five
Here are two remedies
one the Golden Medical Dis
covery, for regulating and in
vigorating the liver and purify
ing the blood; the other, the
hope of weakly womanhood,
and they've been sold for
years, sold by the million bot
tles; sold under a positive
guarantee, and not one in five
hundred can say :
" It was not the medicine for
r.e ! "
And is there any reason
why you should be the one?
And supposing you are what
do you lose ? Absolutely
IWCQCAINTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY DULL 0ETm
ITCH VLUBLE INFORMATION FSOM A STUDY OF TH!S MAP OF THE
CMcap, M IsM & Pacific Ef.;
Tlie Dirwt Route to nd from Chicago, Jollet, Ottt wa,'
Peoria, La Salle, Moline, Rock Island, in ILLINC 18;
Davenport, Muctine, Ottuicwa, Osfcaloosa, Des
Hi'.'lnes, Winters. Audubon, Ilarl.m and Couacll
Bluffs, In IOWA: Minneapolis and St. Paul, in M IK
KESOTA; Watertoivn and Sioux Falls, in DAKOTA;
Cameron, St, Joseph and Kannu Cit.r, la MISSOURI;
Omaha, Lincoln, Fairburv and Xelson. in NEBRASKA ;
Atchison, Lfavenirorth, Horton, Topeka, Ilutchiinon.
Vichita, Belleville, Abilene, Dodge Cits", Caldwell, in
KANSAS; Kingfisher, El Reno and Micco, in IND:AN
TERRITORY; Denver, Colorado Sprinjrs and I'm Mo,
In COLORADO Traverses new areas of rich farming
autl grazing lan Js, affording the best facilities of it ter
to:uu,unicat:on to all town and cities east and -est,
northwest and soutUwra of Chicago tad to Tacific and
La-linR nil c-.t,r"tors In splrndir of equipn ent,
Iftn-ff-i, CHIC.n mid DES MolKES, COUNCIL
I 'ul "ITS a::d (,M.IL. and Letwecn CHICAGO and
DENVER, f '.T.'.fiADO SPI.ING3 and PUEBLO, via
KAN AS CITY and TOITKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
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AT.S. nnd pnln-e Slnepers, with Pining Car Ser ice.
t:oe connection at T iiver and Colorado Springs i -lth
''iv-c-rjriTi raiir.-.iy linc-i, uorr forming the neTr end
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTS
Over whirk funerl ly-enipped train run caily
THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Salt
Lake City. Or lpn and San Francisco. THE RoCK
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from Manitou. rite's Teak and ail other sanitary and
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DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
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connections for all points nnMh and northwest bet-rcen
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Via St. Louis, Minneapolis & St. Paul Short Lira.
Through Sleepersand Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL,
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CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
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THE SHORT LINE
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F0R CHEAP HOMES
On line of this road In Northwestern Iowa,
Southeastern Minnesota anil Central Dakota,
where drought anil crop failures are unkni wn.
Thousands of choice acres of land yet uumiUI.
I.ocal Kxcunlou rates Riven. For full infoi ma
tlon as to prices of land and rates of fare, address
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All of the Passenger Trains on all Divlsior s of
tlds Kallwav are lieated by steam from the
engine, and the Main Line Day Passenger Tuins
are liphted with the Electric Light.
Maps, Time Tables, Through Kates and all In
formation furnished on application to Ari nts.
Tickets on sale over this route at all promi lent
points In the Union, and by Its Aeents, to all
parts of the United States and" Canada.
syFor announcements of Excursion Kites,
and local matters of Interest, please refer U. the
local columns of this paper.
J. IVES, J. C. MANNCOAN,
Pres't Oral Sapt. Oen'l Tkt. Paes. Agt
CCDAH RAPIDS, IOWA.
ne Would climb "one "of the nrpmnvfcririH
streets to the plateau three blocks above,
or lurking about the river front where
the tall buildings, age begrimed aud un
steady, seemed in imminent danger of
toppling over, he watched the restless
throng. He was shuffling along in the
red glare from these latter dives of
squalid and wretched vice when a hand
plucked his sleeve and a familiar voice
"Oh, Tse powerful glad to see yo sah.
Tee ben lukin' f er yo, kase I felt some
how en dese ol bones dat yo'd cum
Zeb turned and saw by his side the
old darkey he had met at Rolling Fork.
Ho turned to him, glad to meet among
the strange throng any familiar face,
'Tee glad to see yo', nigger."
"An Tse powerful glad to see yo But,
Lor I knowed Yd ketch up wif yo'
somewhar soon. Don't de good book
say, 'Cast yo bred on de water an' after
meny days et 'el cum back? Here's a
'stration ob dat very fac'. Tse fouu' dat
sister'n ob yo's what war lost."
"Found Cordia?" said Zeb, very slowly,
looking at the good old black face turned
shrewdly toward him.
"Sho' miff, bless de Lord! 1 done jess
dat fing. When you left me Ise got on
anoder train, 'cept dat it war dark and
it war a freight train. I cra.wl in mong
do cotton bales and ride clar to hyre. I
war goin' up to my aunt Liza, and when
I war goin' loug de street up dar on de
bluff sho' ez Moses talked an' Jonah
swum, dor war a 'oman cryin' un'er a
lantern on da corner. I cmln't go on
nowhow tell I seed what niled she'un,
an' I stopped en sed, 'White 'onian, what
ail yo? an' 6he sed, 'I dun got no place't
stay,' an' when she 6ed dat an' look up
an' I peeked into her face I 'membered
what yo'd don' tol ine 'bout yo sis'er
what war lost, and I sed, 'Dress de Lord,
hyre's dat pore chil' cast in 'mong de
wil' beasts en this place, lik Daniel wuz
in de lion's den, an' de Lord's sent me as
a 'special mess'nger to tuk car' on her.
So I 'sisted on her goin' to my aunt
Liza's an' she's ben darfer fo days now."
"Yer not foolin' me, is yo', nigger?
It's my little sister Cordia sure 'nuff.
"Don't yo' fret 'bout dat; et's her sho'
"nuff. Hain't she done gone an' tol' me
all 'bout et, an' hedn't I gone an tried
to roustabout on de Belle o' Memphis ef
dey'dtek her up tu Prov'dence? Sho:
don't yo' fret. Dere ain't no 'stake 'bout
et when George Wash'ton Henry Clay
Prentiss tell yo' et's so."
Zeb let the old colored man lead him
through the dark thoroughfares, up the
steep ascent and across Main street, out
past the great dark mass of the Catholic
church and the sisters' school, with its
high wall hiding the riotous foliage and
the white statues upon their pedestals
within out and out, until the cottages
were lost among narrow cabins and the
streets ran into the lanes in the neigh
borhood of the slaughter houses. Zeb
and his companion hurried on, the guide
out of breath but eager, the fisherman
suppressing a desire to run, to clap his
hands, to cry out aloud that all might
hear and know that Cordia was found.
At last they went in through a little
gate, stooping to pass under the droop
ing branches of a magnolia tree, whose
red and waxen seeds were, even in the
white moonlight, like a flame amid the
green leaves. The guide knocked softly
at the cabin door, and a bent and tur-
baued colored grandma opened it and
admitted thorn. S!ii tcvilc th vi--11nw
cane stem of the clay pipe she was smok
ing from between her lips, and without
apparent surprise at seeing the stranger
uttered a warning "hist!" as she pointed
to a figure lying on a pile of bedding in
the corner. Zeb never paused, but, fol
lowing the direction of the crone's finger,
went to the pallet, and stooping over it
saw by the dim light of the spluttering
candle on the mantel over the big fire
place that it was the face of Cordia.
There were dark circles under the
closed eyes, and the weak mouth was
drawn into firm lines about the corners,
while a whisp of yellow hair that fell
over her forehead made her seem more
woebegone 'than she otherwise would,
but it was Cordia, dear little Cordia
older and taller and more womanly but
yet just little Cordia. With an inarticu
late cry, as though all the pent np agony
and baffled hope and suppressed emotion
of the lost yoars were crowding for ex
pression, Zeb gathered her into his arms
and held her to his breast while he kiss
ed tier over and over again.
Then the closed eyes opened wide in
astonishment and fear, but as she felt
his strong, loving arms about her and
saw the dear familiar face pressed to
hers, she broke into one glad cry, put
ting her amis about his neck for very
joy and sobbing, "Zeb, Zeb, Zeb'."
And so without other word they re
mained a long while rocking to and fro
and calling upon each other by name
softly and lovingly and tenderly, until
presently Auntie Laze said:
"George Washington Henry Clay
Prentiss, yo' ol fool, what yo' sittin' dar
cryin' fur, jest like a baby wif its fust
And the old man rubbed his tattered
coat sleeve across his eyes very fast for a
minute or two, and replied with a snuffle
and an assumption of anger:
"Shet up, kain't yo'; yo's ben cryin'
hyre till it Inks mos' like dar war a rain
an' le roof war leekin'. De debil catch
yo' sho' less yo' grease yo' skin an stop
yo' lyin', 6o's he kain't git hold o' yo'.
Pain the Fire's Oat.
An effective sulphur fire extinguishing
apparatus can be made of a large iron box
of moderate depth and open at the top. It
should be hinged at one end or the side to
a protected ceiling and kept close thereto
by a cord or a wire connected with a wire
or strap formed chiefly of cadmium fusible
at 144 degs. Fahrenheit. Inside the box is
placed a considerable quantity of cotton
wadding well saturated with powdered sul
phur. Ontheheatofanincipient fire melt
ing the wire or strip the box drops a short
distance; by a simple device the cotton
wadding is ignited at the same moment,
and a strong cloud of sulphurous acid gas
is instantly evolved which extinguishes
the fire by rendering the air unfit for com
bust! OA. New Tack Journal.
r-iAN E. "iNG GIANTS OF Sini.
Stories of a Horrible People on an Island
In the Cull of California.
"The.- are 174 giant cannibals, men and
women, living ou Seri island, in the Gulf
of California, and not sixty miles from the
mainland of Mexico," said George G. Mc
Kamara at the Palace hotel.
"What I say might seem ridiculous, but
it is nevertheless a fact, for I have seen
some of them during my travels in Mexico.
Who their ancestors were or how long
they have occupied the island is not known,
but they are now becoming extinct.
"I saw three women and one man, and
their appearance and manner gave me the
impression that they are brutes by nature
and brutes in heart and soul. It was just
by chance that I saw them, as few of them
venture away from the island except to
sell the mats and shawls which they make
from the skins and feathers of the alba
tross. They are cunning thieves, but other
wise their minds are dull in fact they
seem stupefied. They have a vacant stare
in their eyes, and when not serious an
idiotic smile spreads over their faces.
"The island of Seri is about twenty miles
long and at places ten miles wide, and I
was told no Mexican or white man ever
ventures near or attempts to land on it,
as they claim the island is their domain
aud shoot the intruders with poisoned ar
rows or capture and eat them. They exist
on fish and goat meat, which are plentiful.
Low houses, built of shrubbery, are their
abode. Some live in "dugouts," or eaves
cut into banks. They roam about the
island and lead the laziest life of any peo
ple that I have ever heard of. Xo one can
really tell what their daily routine i f liv
ing is, but it is a fact tu;it" the tribe is ly
inj,' out, and it will net be many years be
fore they will ljeeome extinct.
"Their mode of burial is not known, but
it was estimated that where there are now
a handful there were several thousand not
ten years ago, and if they bury the dead,
aud do not burn the bodies, as cannibals
do, the bones of their enormous frames
will cover a large area of the island.
"The man 1 photographed is over seven
feet in height. His face was a study when
he saw the lens pointed at him, and he
could not understand what was being
done. He, as are all his race, was super
stitious, but we overcame that obstacle by
giving him a present of an old pair of
trousers, which he immediat ely tied around
his neck. The gentleman standing next
to him is about six foot tall, and he had to
hold the Indian's hand.
"An old rag encircled the upper portion
of the Indian's limbs, and it w;is tied
around the waist. The blanket is made of
albatross skin and feathers. The bows and
arrows which he holds are the only weapon
they know of or use. His legs from the
knee down are not covered. The hat he
wears is of straw, and he, as he stands
there, is the typical Seri Indian.
"The women wear patched dresses made
of cloth which they receive for albatross
mats and shawls. They are wrinkled and
old, very few girls being among the tribe.
The bowls on their heads contain broken
vessels made of clay.
"They are a wonderful people," contin
ued Mr. McXamara," and no doubt their
past history, if revealed, will bring to light
facts that relate to the maguiilccut reign
of the Montezumas, or even far beyond
the time of Cortez." San Francisco Ex
aminer. lie h Not Mean.
We had an hour to wait at a railroad
junction In Louisiana, and four or five cf
us sat down in the shade on the edge of the
platform and hung our legs over.
While we wen? t alking a inau with a rope
in bis hand, evidently looking for a stray
mule, came out of the bushes opposite us,
and stood looking up and down the track.
Uy and by he dinitcd his gaze toward
our feet, but we didn't mind iiim until lie
"You all, there:''
"Well:"' queried (n:C.
"H ist up your feet :'"
We "ii'isteii" .without wailing to ;'.sk
why, and t hen looked down to see a big
rattlesnake j::st roiling himself for a
A handy grindstone was dropped on the
snake, and when some one thanked the na
tive he called back:
"Some men who hev lost a mule and
hunted fer him throe days would have
been onery about it, but tiiar's liothin'
mean about me!" Albany Argus.
Kather Hani Medicine t Take.
"My cook and the young girl who servos
as parlor maid iu my modest establish
ment," said a Brooklyn housekeeper one
day, "have both been complaining of head
ache and listlessness, and last night I told
them to take a good glass each of Hun
yadi water, giving them at the same time
a bottle duly lalieled and marked. This
morning both were ill, quite severely so,
aud each unhesitatingly put her distemper
down to my prescription. 'How odd,' I
said; 'I never knew that to create such a
disturbance before. Let me see the bottle!'
It was brought, aud when I poured out
some of the remaining contents I found, to
my amused consternation, that it was to
mato catsup! And those girls, in docile
obedience, had each drank a cupful of it!"
Her Point of View in New York Times.
A Comfortable Summer Vutton.
"The people down around Cap Cod are
queer characters," remarked the woman of
fashion. 'T went down to South Yar
mouth one day to buy some thread which
I happened to need very badly. There was
only one clerk in the little fchop, and he
was busy with a customer. So I had to
wait and, of course, I couldn't help over
hearing the conversation. The customer
was an old woman aud she was inspecting
some buttons preparatory to a purchase.
She found it hard to decide, and at last
asked me to give my opinion upon three
or four different kinds. I told her I
thought a certain cloth button was the
" 'Waal,' she replied, 'it be pretty, but
for raal comfort in the summer time give
me a thin bone button.' " Chicago Post.
"Live Rats Six Hundred Feet Under Ground.
When workmen were drilling the arte
sian well at Centerville, la., they tapped a
subterranean passage which seemed to be
completely filled with bats, not dead or
petrified bats, but those of the real live
kind: this at a depth of nearly 600 feet be
low the surface. Twenty-five or thirty of
them were brought out alive and well.
They seemed to be of the common gra-j
species, but were much larger. St. Louis
A Question of Average.
Doctor Uml Cold no better? Strange.
Been taking eod liver oil? That's right.
Been wearing medicated underclothing?
Patient Well, yes; that is, I had a very
light suit and a very heavy one.
Doctor Don't mean to tell me you've
been wearing one and then the other?
Patient Yes. I thought they would
average up all right. Clothier and Furnisher.
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