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TH-K ."AIUtUB, TUESDAY, APBLL 28, 1891.
Takes iooo people to bjy
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy,
at 50 cents a bottle, to make
One failure to cure woild
take, the profit from 40 do
Its makers profess to ct.re
cold in the head," and even
chronic catarrh, and if they
fail they pay $500 for th-ir
Not in newspaper words
but in hard cash I Think of
what confidence it takes to
put that in the papers and
Its makers believe in the
Remedy. Isn't it worth a
trial? Isn't any trial prefer
able to catarrh?
After all, the mild agencies
are the best. Perhaps they
work more slowly, but they
work surely. Dr. Pierces
Pleasant Pellets are an active
agency but quiet and mild.
They're sugar-coated, easy to
take, nevqr shock nor derange
the system and half their pew
cr is in the miid way in which
their work is done. Small
est, cheapest, easiest to take.
One a dose. Twenty-five1 cents
a vial. Of all druggists.
I'MrC'.'MiTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY Vt ILL (M TAIH
I'lCH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM A STUDY OF THIS MAP Of THE
icap, MIsM & Pacific Ey.;
The Direct Route to anil from Chicago, Joliet, Ottnwa,
Peoria, La Salle, Mnline, E-tcIc Island, in ILLINOIS;
Davenport, Wuwatin", Ottmnwa, Oskaloosa, Dea
Molnea, Wtnterwt, Audubon, liar-Ian and Cocncll
Muffs, in IOWA ; Minneapolis and St. Paul, In 1: IJT
KESOTA; Waterman and Sioux Falls, in DAKOTA;
Cameron, St. Joseph and Kansas City, in MIS301 EI;
Omaha, Lincoln, Fairbury and Nelson, in XEBRAS A ;
Atchison, Leavenworth, Horton, Topeka, Hutchinson.
Wichita, Belleville. Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwel , in
KANSAS; KinyOshor. El Reno and Mlnco, in INDIAN
TERRITORY: Denver, Colorado Springs and Pui bio,
in COLORADO. Traverses new areas of rich faming
ami grazing lauds, aQuruing the best facilities of ii ttr
coBiniunlcation to all towns and cities east and vest,
northwest and southwest of Chicago and to Tacific and
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
Leading all competitors in splendor of equlpn ent,
between CniCAOO nr.d DE9 MOINES. COUNCIL
r.LrrFS and OMATTA. and between CHICAGO and
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PUEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSI PH.
First-Clas-i Day Coaches, FREE RECLINING CH VIR
CARS, and palare Sleepers, with Dining Car Ser.-ice.
Close connections at Denver and Colorado Springs Tith
diverging railway lines, now forming the new and
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTS
Over which snperbly-ennlpped trains run cally
THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Salt
Lake City, Ogden end San Francisco. THE ROCK
I.-LAND is al.o the Direct and Favorite Line to and
from Manlton, Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and
scenic resortsandcities and mlningdlstrictsln Colotada,
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St. Joseph and Kama City to and from all im
portant towns, cities and sections in Southern Nebn ska,
Kansas and the Indian Territory. Also via ALBIRT
LEA ROUTE from Kansxs City and Chicago to W.itcr
town, Sioux FalU, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. TXTL.
connections for nil points north and northwest bet'7een
the lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired Information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office in thi United State
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Gen'l Manager, GenT Tkt & Pass. Ac;,,
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. P.iiu
Via the Famous Albert Lea Route.
St. Louis, Minneapolis and St. Piul
VishL Louis, Minneapolis A Ht. Paul Shott Lin a.
Through Sleepers' and Chair Cc'.rs
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND E7. PAUL,
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, CAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famous .Altwrt Lea Route.
THE SHORT LINE
"(5 SPIRIT LAK E..JTT
The Great Iowa Summer Kescrt.
lor Railway awl Hod'! IJatcs, rcserii:ive
Fumplilets Hint al! iiifririiiatmii. adiliess
Ueu'l licktrt autl l'lis-iior Apt? lit.
FOR CHEAP HCIV3ES
On line of this road In North" rstrrn Ii ,
Southeastern Minnesota nnl Central Dakota,
where (Iroti-zlit mill crop failures are miUm wii.
Tlicmsaiid-t of choice acres of lami yt unsold.
Local Kxciimi.'.ii rates jewel- l or full tiitm illa
tion as to )i -ices of land and rates of fare, add -ess
lien 'I Ticket and Pnswiiuer Ajteiit.
AU of the l'uitspiiper Trains on all divisions of
this lCalhvav ar lieated ly sleani from the
ennlne, and the Main l.lne Day Passenger Tr lius
are lighted with the Electric l.iulit.
Maps, Time Tallies. Through I'ates nnd al In
formation furnished on application to Apent9.
Tickets on sale over this route at all prominent
points In the Union, and 1V Its Aceiits, tc all
parts of-the United States and Canada.
fFor announcements of Excursion Itstes,
and local matters of Interest, please refer tc tlie
local columns of this pujMjr.
C. J. IVES, J. C. MANNCGAN,
Praa't Oon'l Supt Gen'l Tkt. Faa. Act.
SAVE!) BY A MIRACLE
RESCUE OF A SAILOR BY A NAiL
IN A PIECE OF WRECKAGE.
The Terrible Straggle lor Life by a Mats
Artei ;iie Vessel Had Gone) to Pieces
on the Kocks Buffing the Mountainous
Waves and Fighting the Undertow.
Rather less than twenty years ago there
lived in Oregon City a coterie of. young
men who were distinguished for their ex
cellence in athletic sports, la which they
took pleasure and pride. The acknowl
edged leader of thia band of athletes was a
tall, well formed and splendidly developed
youth, the nobility of whose physique had
been enhanced by every kind of manly
exercise. He was pre-eminent in the arts
of 6wimming and boating, and was never
so happy as when in or on the water.
Upon the arrival of the time when it be
came necessary for him to choose an occu
pation, true to his first love he elected to
follow the sea, and accordingly shipped be
fore the mast on a merchant vessel. In
this capacity the next four years of his life
were passed, and at the end of the period
he became thoroughly convinced that a
sailor's life was no sinecure. He stuck to
the ship, however, and his natural ability
procuring him promotion he rose step by
step until he became first officer.
The clipper ship Elizabeth sailed through
the Golden Gate, and her register bore the
name of V. C. Barclay, first mate. Omit
ting the event3 of the voyage, the ship's re
turn and her subsequent loss on the Ten
nessee rocks, the thread of the narrative
may be gathered up on the forward part of
the deck after the ship was broken in
twain. When in (lie bow a little group of
men surrounded the first officer, who had
removed his boots in partial preparation
for the unknown developments of the dis
aster. Almost before he had time to think of
the future or to appreciate the perils of the
situation a huge wave swept all into the
wild waste of waters below and Barclay
sank under the billows. Upon reaching
the surface again he struck out from the
doomed vessel with all the power and skill
of his boyhood days.
A TLUCKT FIGHT.
Throughout his terrible battle with the
waves which followed, the intrepid sailor
continued cool and wary, and his first
thought was, as he relates his awful exper
ience, to avoid the dangerous network of
rigging in the vicinity of the doomed ves
sel. Accordingly he swam aliotit forty yards
to the northward, when he seized a float
ing plank and headed for the shore, which
could be plainly seen about 200 yards away
from the struggling seaman fighting for
his life with the angry waters. In another
moment a solid green wall of water tow
ered over him, crushed him and drove him
down into the depths, where the undertow
dragged him still further down and held
him. By sheer muscular effort he fought
his way slowly to the surface, where a
floating spar struck him sharply on the
With a breath of air his caution re
turned, and removing his vest he held that
garment in one hand as a shield for his
face and bead. Not many seconds had
passed when uuotber siant wave, pitiless
in its dark green robe, again drove him to
ward tho bottom, and the undercurrent
seized him in a tight embrace as before.
With another struggle he emerged from
beneath the waves, only to be dashed agan
After every ascension Mr. Barclay with
little difliculty laid hold of pieces of float
ing wood and endeavored to rid himself of
his involuntary salt draughts and to re
gain his breath. These respites were mo
mentary, aud ere he could swim more than
a few yards a monster billow would send
him dowrward again.
So he labored on, swimming, sinking,
gasping, struggling, fighting against what
seemed to be his fate. Ho dare not dive
beneath the breakers for fear of striking
some floating wreckage. His fight was not
alone with his arm, but also with his brain,
against the combined forces of sea and
storm, and it seemed impossible for him to
conquer in the unequal combat. As he
neared the shore his danger was increased
instead of diminished. His enemies found
other allies in the towering rocks, and in
the treacherous bowlders beneath the
SAVED BT A NAIL.
ne turned about and approached the
rocks feet foremost. He was dashed against
them, and one foot was cut and bruised by
the sharp stone, and then he was carried
back, but not far, when a gigantic breaker
drove him down and he was whirled about
by a powerful whirlpool. He seemed to be
many fathoms down. The waters were
dark and dreadful. A feeling of hopeless
ness came over him, and for the first time
he felt that his hour had come. A feeling
of unutterable horror came over him. He
felt powerless to continue the struggle for
life and he abandoned himself to his fate.
Then occurred a miracle. In some fortu
itous manner a floating timber had been
cast into the same waters.
In this timlier was a nail, and as the man
and timber were whirled about the nail
caught the soft flesh in the man's arm, and
as the buoyant wood rose to the surface it
dragged upward the almost exhausted
mate of the Elizabeth. He was fortunate
to seize hold of a portion of the wrecked
ship wedged between two rocks and strug
gled to avoid being drawn under the wreck
age piled upon the thore. His legs had
become benumbed and seemed temporarily
paralyzed, but by an almost superhumau
effort he managed to drag himself up on
the slippery rocks.
It was slow and laborious work, and Mr.
Barclay was twenty minutes crawling half
as many feet, but he finally reached a spot
above the waves where, half dead with
cold, exposure and exhaustion, he could
rest and regain his strength. The waves
and floating timbers had torn his clothing
into shreds, and the wind was bitterly
cold. He forced himself to resume his
painful efforts to move forward. Horri
tied with his fearful experience, the fur
ther he was from the angry waters the
nearer they seemed in his excited imagina
tion. At last he gained the top of the
bank, and the welcome calls of a covey of
quail, disturbed by his approach, assured
him of his safety.
"Thank God!" he cried, "I'm saved at
last." San Francisco Call.
A Great Drawback.
Spatts Do you like pajamas, Goslin?
Goslin Yes, I am vewy fond of them,
donoher know; but I cawn't fiud a chef in
this country who can cook them as they
ought to be cooked, like they do in dealt
old England. Judge.
Boston dog fanciers have fully half a
million dollars invested in rare dog flesh,
The dogs in the Hillside kennels, at Lan
caster, Mass., are valued at (100,000, and
those at the Melrose kennels are worth
A WOMAN'S TEAKS.
The heart is each a strange affair.
8o full of joy and gladness.
And clouds of peace deatroyinu care
Are mixed with glints of gladness.
And there are times when all oar skies
Are bathed In sunlit glory.
When tears will strangely dim the eyeat
Ah, life, how strange a story!
Twas only yesterday I viewed.
While lunching In the city,
A charming damsel was I rode?
ller face was sweot and pretty.
Her eyes were fair as stars of night.
Her cheeks were like the roses.
I thought "no sorrow deep or slight
Within her breast reposes."
Yet as 1 gazed Into her eyes.
Upon their beauty dwelling,
I saw and great was my surprise
The tear drops gently welling.
Yea, welling from the heart I thought
Held naught but love and gladness.
"What cruel thorn," said I, "has broagr"
To such a rose its sadness."
"Sweet dove," I mused, "could my right
In happiness defend yon.
Yon could not know a breath of harm:
It's strength I'd gladly lend you."
Just then she whispered to her mate,
I listened, wrapped in wonder,
"Beware of that horseradish, Kate,"
Said she, "it's stoughter'n thunder."
A Neat Tarn.
At 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon a vag
stopped a citizen in front of the city hall
and asked him for a dime to get a bite to
"Look here, man!" sharply replied the
other, "on Wednesday yon hit me for a
dime, on Thursday 1 gave you another
and now you have the cheek to demand
Is that so?"
"Of course it is so, and I think it is
piling it on most too thick.'"
"Then you are the man 1 struck
Wednesday over n the corner?"
"And now I've tackled you for the
"Well, old man, I beg yonr pardon.
That's too much gall even for me, and
my excuse is that yon have improved so
much in yonr looks that I didn't recog
He was handed a quarter. Detroit
Under the window he softly crept.
While father and mother and Towser slept;
Then plnnking a chord on his light guitar.
Ho warbled a ballad of Zanzibar.
From out her chamber emerged the maid.
Begging tho name of the tune he played.
Said he, as he twanged his light guitar.
"'Tis a typical tune of Zanzibar."
Gazing with love on his bride to lie.
He tnncd the strings in another key.
Then planked once more on his light guitar
That typical tnne of Zanzibar.
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Quickly she leaped from the casement high
Into his arms and ready to ny;
But Towser had heard tho light guitar
And the typical tune of Zanzibar.
They buried them down by the ocean's
Yhcre oft at night, so neighbors say.
Is heard the plank of a light guitar
And the typical tune of Zanzibar.
John Philip Sousa in Analostan Magazine.
Realism in the Audience.
Thespis I have the shrewdest mana
ger in New York.
Ranter In what waj-?
Thespis Well, he has connected the
seats with wires under the floor, and
turns on a light current of electricity
during the heavy parts. The audience
mistakes the electricity for thrills. New
Wanted Home Comfort.
Englibh Lord (in American palace car)
Fetch me a can of hot watah an' me
Porter Dis car am heated by steam,
English Lord Turn off the heat an'
fetch me a can of hot watah an me rug.
In the Natural History Clata.
Teacher Now, Johnnie Barrows, you
may tell me what is the strongest of aB
J. B. Please 'm, the skunk. West
No Smoke Without Fire.
He Would you object to my smok
She Certainly not if you don't ob
ject to being fired. Munsey's Weekly.
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A general invitation is extended to the public to
call and inspect our stock.
We guarantee to give the Best Shoes for Least
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We have just received the first shipment of our
FOB THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
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of business, 1622
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens,
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