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t l.y Ule in the stomach
:a an inactive or siuggisn
:i'.iiled to carry off.
E PREVENTION AND CURE IS
t'A or powder, -which gives
Irk action to tne liver and
: ics off the bile by a mild movp-
i : of t he bowels. It is no pur
ivc or griping medicine, but
; ylv vegetable. Many people
t ' c pills more take Simmons
' cr llegulator.
liavobfen a victim to BiliousnoKs foi
, k. and after trying various rtuerttt:
, ,,', vMiooess wim In the me of Sim
. l iver Regulator, which never failed
a-lfi ve Ie. I npeak not of myself,
i. ni my whole family." J. M. Fn.tr
nnr 7 Stamp In red uU wravDrr.
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pen at I and T p. m. Performnnct one
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in mhiT Hit; tUito, August 4th.
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when you visit
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nh Oentral Electric Oom
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Alt' h ting Plant and Power
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cm ale wuuiuu and many other dls-
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Tim first discovery of a medical core ren--'iti
operation with the knife unnecessary
iter. Tnl Remedy haa never been known
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' from this tcrriable disease when a written
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""OUSH INCTHUCTION. CHUT BOJUtOINO.
SEXOTES IN YUCATAN.
NATURAL WELLS WHICH ARE SO IM
PORTANT TO THE COUNTRY.
A Visit to the Plantation of Father Pablo
Ancona The Hidden Senote How an
Indian Woman Tried to Hide Her Peo
ple's Secret-Under a Sacred Tree.
Amonf? the thousands of persons who
have visited Florida some have been inter
tstedm the subterranean currents and ba
sins of water h habited by blind fish of the
genus Silurus. They live in darkness, and
the inaction of the visual organ, if it ever
existed, has ended in its suppression. Dame
Nature is a grej t economist, generally with
holding or witl drawing what is not strictly
necessary to her subjects.
As Florid stretches oat. forming one
jaw of the Mexican gulf, which we venture
to liken to a hi.? mouth, so the southern or
lower jaw is formed by another peninsula,
famous for it ruins. Here, too, we find
those same su iterranean currents and ba
sins, much more numerous; also enormous
natural wells open to the surface of the
earth. Such fourcesof water greatly in
crease the value of land, there being no
rivers worth n entioning in any part of the
In a land where hospitality is an unwrit
ten law, inns a re regarded as unnecessary.
Strangers are rare objects in the interior,
and friends an ever welcome among their
acquaintances. The convent doors stand
open to all strangers worthy of considera
tion, as these buildings are now the dwell
ing place of only the priest and his serv
ants, Mexico's Indian president, Benito
Juarez, enactel laws in 1SC1 forbidding any
religious body to dwell in community.
It was while enjoying the hospitality of
the Rev. Father Pablo Ancona that we
learned the story of a famous senote (the
name given to all subterranean water
sources) on hU plantation, for the father
was land own r and did not scorn to culti
vate his prope:ty. Had he not done some
thing of the s rt to replenish his ever open
purse his gererous hospitality must 6oon
have come to rn end, most of bis parishion
ers being poor, and he seldom insisting on
his fees. Dou Pablo showed us his planta
tion with its pardons of flowers, fruits and
vegetables, in which he took pride.
He pointed out for our particular admi
ration some truly enormous cabbages. We
preferred the oranges, which for our benefit
he pulled fron. the richly laden trees. They
were warmed through with the sun and
the sweetest we have ever tasted. The
greater part ol the ground was monopolized
by hemp plan .. About 1"0 bales were piled
up in one room, representing some $vi,000.
Don Pablo took us through the engine
house, and tin n asked if we would like to
know the sto of bis senote, which had
been the making of the estate. Wecnjoyed
hearing him t -II it in his own way:
'"Near the engine house mood a mound
built by the arcients. From it I drew a
supply of nict ly liewn stones. It appeared
to me that tin re had been rooms connected
with it. and this made me believe there
must be water tint far oil". I declared my
intention of having iu- whole pile of ma
sonry remove! to see what we could liud.
One of my It dians, u young m.".n, became
quite excited, imploring me toiio nothiir;
of the sort because the mound ha-.l spli.i
keepers dwarlish creatures that were of
ten seen. I lxughed at him, vowing that if
his dwarfs .ived under the mound we
would take a good look at them. So I had
the mound i.estroyed, hut the fellow who
had tried to dissuade me would not help in
the work. II ts said I could whip him if I
liked, but us i or taking part in the destruc
tion he wouli: not.
"This madj me suspect that lie knew
something nixmt the spot a:id that he
must have learned it from his aged grand
mother, with whom he lived. I went to
see her, prete iditig to know that u hidden
senote exist? 1. simply asking her to tell
me its exact u lic realMiuts. She would say
nothing. I insisted, threatening to deny
her absolution when her last hour should
come so shuiuu'ul not enter heaven. The
poor old th ng cried, begging for pity.
Finally betveen threats and coaxing I
wrung the tr itu from her.
"tjhe said: 'My father Wiis the only one of
our family to survive a general massacre.
I was his only child. All the, family se
crets were co llided to nie. This part of the
land which y m call yours and much more,
besides reullj belongs to me and mine. If
I divulge see;-ets concerning it, I forfeit the
right, and when we come to live here again
(they believe in reincarnation) we shall not
be able to o itaiu the land. Because you
are my confessor I tell you, though you
must not repatt it.'
"She stopp-id there, and I had to do more
coaxing and talking about the next world,
till at liLst, being very infirm, she grew
tired and consented to indicate the spot on
condition thi t three aged women should be
presented to thu spirit of the senote. They
were to be t lie first to enter. I assented.
She declarer that the water was under a
ceiba tree. Clinging to a last hopeof keep
ing her secTet, she pretended not to know
just which one.
"The ceiba was sacred in Central Amer
ica as the bo tree Is in Ceylon. Looking at
them attentively.I found a tree more beau
tiful and vigorous than the others. This
led mo to si. ppose that the water was be
neath it. Si re enough, when the tree was
felled and removed we came upon hewn
stones and n ortar. In their thirst for the
life giving fl lid the roots had penetrated
deep, twining about the stones and holding
to them like a vise. We separated hewn
from unhewn stones, using some of the
former to build a stairway down to the wa
ter 30 feet below the surface,
"The stor es in the senote and mound
showed that the people had demolished
their own dwelling place to fill up the
cave, thus depriving their enemies of water
and shelter. In the mound we found very
small dwarfs indeed diminutive clay fig
ures that I r ;garded as toys, so gave them
away to the children of the workmen. The
poor old dame who so boldly laid claim to
my estate is lead. Her hidden senote has
facilitated the work here to such an extent
that it is a v ri table fount of gold." Hew
York Tribui o.
Oris u of a Famous Saying.
Euclid, who is sometimes called the
father of mathematics, taught this subject
in the famoi s school at Alexandria, Being
asked one dc y by the king of Egypt (Ptole
my Soter) w lether he could not teach him
the science in a shorter way, Euclid an
swered in w 'rds that have been memorable
ever since, "Sire, there is no royal road to
learning." Not many scraps of conversa
tion have lived, as this reply has, for nearly
2,200 years. Exchange,
Groat Field For Science.
A learned French scientist, catching the
cue from Professor Garner's investigation
of the monk y language, has turned his at
tion to the vernacular of chickens. If he
can only int'.uce spring pullets to tell their
age, he will not have lived in vain. Augus
j Some Old Time "Holdups" of the Bullion
Business In Arizona.
From 1SC0 until recently Arizona has
been the favorite resortcf banditsand higb
viymen. Both Mexicans and Americans
indulged in the practice, and it is said that
many a snug fortune now-belonging to re
spected citizens was founded in that way.
But, be that as it may, many a bar of bul
lion started from the mines to the railroad
and failed to reach its destination. Years
afterward the bones of its custodian would
be found bleaching in the sand, but they
could tell no tales, and the robbers went
unknown unless the sudden rise of some
struggling citizen from poverty to affluence
directed suspicion, in which case the matter
was allowed to drop.
One of the latest and boldest of these rob
beries occurred in 1888 a little way out
from Phosnix, and its result has deterred
the Mexicans from any attempt at its repe
tition. The Vulture mine, the property of Sena
tor Tabor, was then worked by an English
syndicate, with a man named Gribble as
superintendent. In taking away the bul
lion an armed guard of 5 to 10 men usually
accompanied it, riding far enough ahead
and behind to prevent them all being killed
by a single fire from ambush. One morn
ing in August of 1888 Gribble, with one
companion in a buggy, started to Phoenix
with 42 pounds of gold bullion. His guard
consisted of two men on horseback, who
were supposed to ride one 200 yards in ad
vance and the other 200 yards to the rear,
but it afterward developed that they were
When thB cavalcade reached a lonely
place on the desert near Negro wells, the
road made an abrupt turn to the right, and
directly facing the turn, about 10 rods dis
tant, was a clump of greasewood. From
behind these bushes a deadly fire was
poured in on them by three Mexicans.
They had selected their targets, and Grib
ble and two others were killed at the first
fire. The other man, who was mounted on
a thoroughbred horse, attempted to make
his escape, but the bullets from the Win
chesters overtook him, and he fell dead
about 300 yards distant. One of the Mex
icans took his horse, and st rapping the bul
lion before him on the saddle the three
made across the desert toward Mexico.
I.ate in the day the stage from Prescott
came by, and the driver discovering the
bodies brought the news into Phoenix. By
daylight next morning a posse of white
men with Indian trailers were on the
ground and began the pursuit. Late in the
day four of them came upon the robbers
while they were trying to cut the piece of
bullion to divide it, they evidently wishing
to separate. They showed light, and the
whites returned to Vulture for re-euforce-ments,
and going back as rapidly as possi
ble found that the robbers had separated,
and two of the trails were lost in the mail
pass of the F.agle Tail mountains. Press
ing on the trail of the other, they reached
the Gila on the evening of the next day.
Here they found the fugitive's horse mired
in the tpiicksand, with a leg broken, bis
rider having taken his blankets mid the
bullion, which he still Lad iu his posses
sion, unj started down the river on foot.
He had ridden the horse more than 100
miles without fond nr wjiter Mml in tn-inf.
j to rush him across the river, which was
' swollen, the horse had become mired and in
a frantic effort to free himself bad broken
The pursuers shot him and followed the
bank of the river to the ferry a few miles
below, where Governor Powers had some
Mexicans at work on a boat. Riding up to
the fence, they asked him if he had seen
such a man, describing the one they want
ed. Before Powers could reply the Mexi
can, who was sitting on his blanket in the
shade of the house and within hearing of
the conversation, started to run up the hill
and toward the brush. Tho white men be
gan shooting, and he fell deal. He had come
to the house on foot a few hours before and
had obtained permission to rest there until
they had repaired the boat so they could
put him across the river. In his roll of
blankets they found the piece of bullion
with Gribble's blood dried upon it. The
thieves had tried to cut it iu two, but had
failed, and they had separated, the leader
doubtless having given the other two the
The dead robber was found to be Yuociute
Valenzucia, a trusted Mexican employed at
tho mine. The other two robbers were
never discovered, nor were the citizenscver
able to even fasten suspicion on any one.
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
Old Lightning belonged to an ostrich
farm at San Diego and was a magnificent
bird. He acquired his name from the rapid
ity with which he could pluck a lighted
cigar or pipo from a visitor's mouth or re
move his watch or cliaiu or any ornament
he could discover. The noiseless manner in
which he could steal up behind one and
then nip Borne personal property was re
markable. He was a natural born thief.
Once he snatched all the flowers off a young
lady's hat.. At another time he attempted
to swallow a diamond earring, but us it
was fast in ita owner's eur ho could not
Old Lightning's greatest feat was swal
lowing a lighted meerschaum pipo which'
he snatched from a visitor's mouth. The
keeper had seen him and caught him around
the neck, and the pipe was exhumed, the
tobacco still burning. Detroit Free Press.
Leeches as 'Weather 1'rophcts.
Many country people in Italy, says a
traveler, foretell the weather by means of a
leech in nn open mouthed bottle partly
filled with water. The water must be
changed once a week and a spoonful of
blood poured in it about as often. When
the weather is good, the leech will remain
coiled up at the bottom of the bottle.
Whenever rain is near at hand, it will creep
up to the top and stay there until the
weather is settled again. If wind is im
minent, it will be very rest less and dart
about in the water as though in pain,
while before a thunderstorm it will appear
to be in convulsions. It is so generally
trusted that at haying time and other sea
sons when fine weather is important the
leech is one of the most useful members of
Slailine a Letter.
Did you ever see a woman post a letter?
She will undertake to drop it into the box,
then she draws it back and scans the direc
tion, tries the stamp to see that it is on
fast, scrutinizes the gummed side and runs
her finger over it once or twice, then gives
it one or two sudden jerks, which sends it
rapidly into the box. She then peeps in to
see if it went through. Exchange.
Fishing on the Western Coast.
"Fish catching and shipping is becoming
a great business on the coast," said United
States Fish Commissioner Wilcox in San
Francisco recently, "but it is really just be
ginning. On the Atlantic coast it was the
fisheries which first made men rich. Hera
it is the last thing for men to turn their st
A Ouror Ocea u!iun.
There is a mnn who liol .N the position of
agent torn popnl.tr previa i of this citv.
He was a college crt.l;:-.', r.ud had -studied
law, theology, horses, ' iusic, the dramr
nnd had tried the newspapers, all without
scAess. Then he made l lie discovery that
the pmiclie: s wore the hardest pushed of
nil professional men for i.'.eas to incorpo
rate into their sermons. "Now this," says
the agent, "is what I do. A preacher hires
me to wander alxiut town, and report to
him little incidents or queer idea that
strike me. He takes these and weaves them
into his sermons. For instance, a preacher
who has a large congregation with much
visiting to do could not, if he were so in
clined, visit all the public meetings, the re
sorts of gamblers and drunkards, the fac
tories and the slums of the city.
"I am the eyes through which he sees
these things, and using my information he
speaks learnedly and intelligibly of all
phases of life and se,ts his congregation
a-wondering where he gets time to see so
much. He is thus enabled to interest every
element in his congregation, appearing to
the sporting man as a sport, to the athlete
as an enthusiast in athletics, to the musi
cian as a musician and to the theater goer
as one well versed in the plays of our day.
I also tell him what the people are saying
about him, and so he is able to talk to the
different classes in a way that leads them
ignorant of my offices as a go between to
think him really wonderful in reading their
thoughts. I am liberal iu my ideas." Cin
cinnati Times -Star.
All Big Stores on One Side of a Street.
Doubtless there are reasons for the fact
that all the grer.t retail dry goods bouses in
Broadway are, with a single exception, on
the west side of the street. It can hardly
be that their location on the west side is
merely the result of chance or coincidence,
for the great establishments of the same
class in Sixth avenue are also on the west
side of the street. In other cities the same
thing may be observed. Nearly all great
retail estabiisl uicnts front eastward, rare
ly to the west and still less frequently to
the north. What is the reason? Can it be
due to suiM-rstitiou of trade, or is it the re
sult of some more practical consideration?
The most likely explanation is that mer
chants prefer stores fronting eastward on
account of the better light thus obtainable
"It is my observation," remarked a vet
eran merchant, "that women do the more
important part of their buying before
noonday. They seldom purchase but tri
fles or unimportant articles after noon.
Costly dresses, wraps and luxurious fal
rics are hold for the most part in the fore
noon. Hence an i asterly light is not only
desirable, but almost indisponsabl;;. The
dealer who builds on the west side of the
way has an eye to tiie morning sunshine
and to busiiies-." New York Herald.
Superstition tf tho I lilin ky Thirteen.
When King .irt!mr founded the famous
round tabic, iu- rcniie.ited Merlin, the en
chanter, to arrange the seats. .Merlin ar
ranged one s--t of seats to represent the
apostles; 12 were for the faithful adherents
of Jesus Christ and 111- thirteenth for the
traitor Judas. The first were never occu
pied save by knights distinguished for
their achievements, u::d when a death oc
curred among tin ni the seat remained va
cant until a knight surpassing him in he
roic and warlike attainments should lie
considered worthy to till the place. If an
unworthy knight sought the ehair. he was
repelled by some magic power.
The thirteenth neat was never occupied
but once. The story goes that a haughty
and insolent Saraeeti knight Kit down upon
it and was immediately swallowed up by
the earth. Ever utter it was known as t he
"perilous seat," and, brave as the celebrat
ed knights of the round table nru said to
have been, not one ever liu 1 I he courage to
sit cn the thirteenth chair, and the super
stition against it still survives. Pittsburg
The I'luee to Cheek Clioleru.
A European cholera expert in lieves that
the liest way to conquer t hat iiseae is by
going to the roots ol the evil by attacking
it 'in the delta of t lie Gauges, in India,
where it is endemic. The area of the dis
trict is 7,500 square miles. Its constant
presence there is believed to lie due to the
putrefying remains of animal sand human
bodies of the inhabitants, which are cast
into the riser instead of lieing buried. If
the bodies were cremated, ii is believed
that the disease could be eradicated
Ihe Explosion of a Bomb
startles all within henrng. t-"o the pains which
arise from deraniionicnts of the liver, stomach
and bowels, quickly alarm those hi experience
them. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellet afford a
speedy anl inexpensive care, tick headache,
bilious Ii?adaeh2, constipation, itu icestion, bil
ious attacks jield like maie to this wonderful
specific. Only one tiny, sugar coated pel'et fcr
a laxative dose. Pure1-vegetable and perfec ly
harmless.. The action is prompt and pleasant.
Absolutely the best liver pill made. Your money
ptven back if they do not itive entire satisfaction.
The only pill possessed of siuh metit as to wur
rant their being sold on trial.
Fits All lits stopped free by Dr
me's Creat Nerve Restorer. No
iits after the first day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Tretiise and f 2 trial hot
tic free to lit eases. Send to Dr
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia
Pa For sale by nil drup;;rjsts: call
is a dreadful thing
undoubtedly caused by the irritating
effects of dirt
Outbreaks, and crime generally, are
never possible among people who are
addicted to th; use or
The great soother of angry passions
the promoter of health and good
feeling. Cleans everything injures
nothing don't be afraid to use KIRK'S
Soap on the most delicate fabrics.
J-AJS. S. irmiC Sc CO., Chicago.
Ihntkw niamnnn1 Tar 8ian A "r'c,u-
tlUffli-UL'-iJU.-'itLj ... MM
tMHfRTT ynmrn' observation
II millions of persons, permit nu to apeak of tt without
It Is onqnestionably tho rxst remedy for Infanta and CkMnm .
tho world haa ever known. It in harmless. Children likm tt. I
glToa them health. It will save their Uvea. In it Mothero fcavw
some thine which is absolutely safe and practically perfect no ay
Castoria destroys Worms.
Castoria allays Feverishnesa.
Castoria prevents vomiting Sonr Cnrd.
Castoria cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic.
Castoria relieves Teething Trophies.
Castoria cores Constipation and Flatulency.
Castoria neutralises tho effects of carhonio acid gas or poisona air.
Castoria does not contain morphine, opinm, or other narcotic pu apoi tf.
C n-toria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach and Wwals,
frfving healthy and natural sleep.
C! stnria is put Tip in onx-size bottles oniy. It is not sold in hnlk
Don't allow any one tosell yon
that it is"jnt as gwd w and
See that V"w gt C - A - S - T
The fac -simile
Children Cry for
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