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THE AKGUS, FRIhAV, SEPTEMBER 8. 185)!.
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I RIDAT, Seit. 8. 1893.
The World's fair women.
To be successful you should ad
vertise me akgts is tne best me
A caispet taken front the floor of
the min. has leen mado to yield
15,500. It is almost needless to say
that such a-arnet would bo hard to
Traders who go to Alaska are for
bidden to sell whisky to the natives.
They easily evade this statute. No
honest man could call the stuff they
A Misor.YNisT at Farmingdale, N.
V.. has han;cd himself in his house,
which he never permitted a woman to
enter. I nder such circumstances it's
a wonder that he didn't hang him
self years and vcai s ago.
The duties of a member of the
reichstag would not appear to bo
onerous. All the jrentleman has to
do is to vote as the emperor de
sires, or have both himself and the
vote practically counted out.
They say now that Richard Mans
field while traveling in his private
palace car employs a little nejro boy'
to fan the flies off while he eataf
There never were many flies ya
Richard, anyway. S
The news of thetbreak of
cholera in Moscoand Alexandria
emphasizesapV the duty of our
-?i)iaxa.?TMTauthorities to maintain
vigilant watch all along the line of
our ports of entry.
String field Register: Senator Cul
lom says he believes in bi-mctallism :
but he don't want silver coined as
standard money on the same terms
as gold. The devil is a believer in
Christianity "he believes and trem
bles." A yorxG man in Santa Barbara
killed himself liecause he had lost
$ 25 belonging to his employer. If
people generally were of such delicate
moral construction the ravages of
conscience would make cholera's
achievements seem mild.
Since women have taken to bi
cycling, lawn tennis and out-door
sports, the pale, languid and help
less woman of a few years ago has
gone out of fashion. We are living
in a generation of vigorous men and
healthy, beautiful women.
It may not be impertinent to in
quire if the kindly gentlemen who
are passing around the hat in the
interest of the duke of Veragua have
consulted his grace as to his wishes
in the matter of being made a re
cipient of public charity. The duke
is Spanish, not English, you know.
Veragua's ill luck may be one of
the hereditary consequences of de
scent from Columbus, but this fact
will scarcely make the seizure of hi9
Spanish estate by greedy creditors
any the less disagreeable. We hope
that fortune will again turn her
wheel, and this time in favor of the
Columbian duke of Spain.
The Indian soldiers in the United
States army have each two names, their
original or Indian names, and their
English or "U. S. A." names. From
the list of the latter it is
pleasant to learn that Arthur Stan
ley, Samuel Smiles, Mark Twain and
Oscar Wilde are drawing their ra
tions from the government commis
sary. Ask a child for a reason for some
action performed or in prospect and
his answer will generally be laconic
ally summed up in "because." .sk
a physician for the cause of the death
of some patient, and if altogether
stumped, as is the child 'just men
tioned, he will answer "heart failure,"
as if heart failure could be a cause
rather than an effect
As was expected, the Kansas City
firemen who went to Europe recently
to compete in the international fire
men's tournament have created a
sensation. They got out of their
temporary engine-house, with their
machine ready for duty, in eight and
a half seconds, while the British
needed over a minute, the French
took three minutes and the Germans
Riots, mobs and revolutions have
always thrived in Paris from im
memorial days. J bis seems to
demonstrate that these uprisings are
" not always the result of a low order
of civilization for Paris is one of the
most highly civilized cities in the
world. But some highly civilized
cities, like some highly civilized men,
are .very excitable and easily lose
A San Francisco banker, eastward
bound, packed 16. 00 J in a trunk nl
thereby saved the cost, ol exchange.
His action showed thi.t even a man
who handles large suinS may not be
above economy. The lesson loses,
pertiaps, a measure of its force from
the circumstance that somebody stole
the $16,000. But for this piece of
impertinent interference the lesson
would have been valuable.
Altgeld on Lai or Day.
St, Lonis Republic
"Words fitly spoken are like ap
ples of gold in pictures of silver."
And nowhere of late have such words
been spoken with tore force and
with promise of more good effect than
by Governor Altgeld at Chicago on
Governor Altgeld t that meeting
was emphatically tin right man in
the right place. Not because of his
official rank, though it was entirely
proper under existing circumstance's
in Chicago that the .:overnor of Illi
nois should be there. It is, however,
as a citizen of Chicago, elected to
high office by the vc tes of its work
ingmen, who believe i l and trust him
as they do no other man, that John
P. Altgeld could be n ost effective on
such an occasion.
He had the demagigue's opportu
nity. He could easily have fallen in
with the schemes of those who pro
pose to use the stabi as a means of
relief. Instead of ihis. having in
mind the constitutional limitations
of the powers of the state, he pointed
out the impossibility of such a plan.
He held before his hearers no illusory
hopes or promises, but while insist
ing that it was the duty of society to
assist them, he pointed out the ne
cessity of sacrifice :ind courage on
their own part.
The mutual dependence upon eaoh
other of labor and capital met.-with
clear and forcible tieatnient'at the
governor's hands. 1 he ar-gument is
somewhat trite, but isually with
out effect because ftinde by men who
nae no s nnuunv with lahor. in an
swer to othor men equally without
anv sviitisthv with .i.iti ,, -
l''lKf eternal war bet'veen the two el-
ements. In the han Is of Governor .
Altgeld, talking to the Chicago work-,
ingiuen. the argumert becomes effec
tive, when maoe in connection with
a statement of the ca ises which have
brought about present conditions
and the things necess-ary to their bet
ter treatment, it cannot fail to exert
a deep and wholesome influence. i
I his speech is one jf the most no- '
table made since the beginning of
hard times. In manv respects it is;
more important than any which has
been made ' at . Wasl ington. It re-1
quired both courage mil a high sense
of duty to make it. Its influence is
for good, and it should have wide
circulation and acceptance. j
Police on the Wheel.
The proposal to mo-, nt a part of the
park police on bicycles is timely though
tardy. Already the w jrld'6 armies have
organize dtheir bicycle service, and it
can hardly be contended that this mode
V. M .V'lllUU'rU .i. "H'H. Wl'l ICtC bill-AG
than in the police service or likely to be
so useful. In the event of the wheel's
adoption by the police authority the ;
public may assume thi t the men will lie
required to sit it pre perlv. Thev will
not offend the eye by contributing to
the monkey on a gridiron exhibition.
In fact, their martial appearance could
be expected to contribute by its example
to diminish that depressing practice.
It is certain that the s at of the mounted
police has stimulated perception of the
ridiculous in equestrians bobbing from
the saddle like cocknev tailors out for a
The extension of tho use of the wheel i
is among the interest ng phenomena of
the day. The French postal service has
adopted it extensively in rural service.
Even the stolid Briton has proposed the
reform. In England, however, the mag
nitude the mail of 'ers some difficul
ties. Its growing extension in the col
onies is marked. The export of bicycles
now cuts a respectable figure in board
of trade returns. Du:ing the past year
the value has nearly doubled. New
York EveniDg Sun.
Exiled Socialist In Siberia.
A number of socialist exiles have been
located at Chita, Sil'eria. Our corre
spondent tells us that, though not allowed
to leave the city, they move about freely
enough within it and in various kinds of
skilled handicraft are earning their own
livelihood. They are in this way quite
an acquisition to the neighborhood. If
you have a scientific i astrument to be re
paired or any work to be donCta which
delicate manipulation and special inge
nuity are essential, yo 1 must send for one
of the socialists.
They bear an excell ;nt character, and
the superintendent cf police in Chita
says, "If all the people in this province
were socialists, there would be nothing
for us to do." Alas f r this province, a
large proportion of its people are of a
very different type! "What Van Dieman's
land and Botany bay were to England
half a century ago t le Transbaikalia is
to Russia now a cess-pool for its crime.
Capital punishment is comparatively
rare in Russia, and villains who would
without doubt receive the death sentence
in England or be lynched without judge
or jury in some parts of the United
States are in this country condemned to
life banishment in Tt ansbaikalia. Lon
Ancient 'Nations attd Electricity.
The ancient nations have records of
electric currents or magnetic forces.
This power was confined to their wise
men, priests and astrologers, who made
use of their knowledge to frighten the
ignorant and keep them under complete
control of the church or other supersti
tious power. Those loadstones were
made use of by the priests in the grand
ceremonies of their sacred temples to
frighten sinners unl reward saints.
New York Telegram.
It is intended-to lay a submarine cable
in the Caspian sea.
It must be surprising to the uninitiated
to see how soon fashions become general
ized in Paris. A "creation,' a new fash
ion, is hardly out of an exclusive house
of the Rue de la Paix hardly out of the
workrooms, it might be said when you
see it copied in the show windows of the
Louvre and the Bon Marche, where it
can be bought for less than one-fourth
of the price asked by the great couturieri
At first the rulers of dress thought that
some of their workpeople were bribed to
give points, but they soon discovered that
the pilfering of ideas took place in the
showrooms instead of the workrooms.
The Louvre and the Bon Marche engaged
handsome, distinguished looking young
women, dressed them as if they had $20,
000 a year and were accustomed from
infancy to having and wearing the best,
gave them a private carriage and had
them go to the great costumers to order
garments "just come out."
These afterward served as the models
of things vhich the week after you
might buy by the dozens. The large
shops resort to this means to obtain nov
elties not only in the beginning of the
season, but all the year round, and the
couturiers have no way of avoiding the
sales, for their showrooms are open to
all who wish to purchase and give or
ders. To be sure these couturiers make
most of their creations for authentic
princesses and duchesses, but here also
the shops get the best of them. Cor.
New York Tribune.
Am Eccentric Washington Woroaa.
There is a woman in Washington so
ciety whose eccentricities in certain lines
are so well tjown as to pass without
comment.- Her imsition as a matron of
literiny proclivities is the motive for sun
dry gatherings at her house during the
season. On one occasion the guests bid
den to the literary feast were informed
upon arrival that they must enter by a
side door, as tho morning being rainy
they would otherwise track nmd over the
hall carpet. That the hostess is not so
much a respecter of persons as of things
18 In"ner uy ner conauct at
l Those of her guest? whose garments
i were ornamented with jet were asked
during their stay to remain in the second
parlor, where the furniture was of ma
hogany. This sorting out process was
explained by tho frank announcement
that if people would wear sharp orna
ments on their clothes she must protect
her own property by excluding them
from the sacred precincts of the first par
lor so that the rosewood furniture could
not be scratched. Kate Field's Wash
ington. How to Keep a Chameleon.
I The Florida chameleon, which also is
frequently brought home by the tourist,
is a bright and intelligent creature. He
requires almost unlimited sunshine to
j bask in, and flies, which he catches on
the end of his long tongu;.-, to eat. A
fernery is a comfortable place for him.
I This fellow, it is said, has a temper, and
i if not well treated or if teased he will
show fight, tljon-!i Lj can hardly do
much harm. T.. ,-v.mine chameleon,
after whoia the i-. i. .1 lizard is named,
is one of t.: i'.i.i:.iTv.-t s..id oddest of
but he i.s u u. t. ivj of tliu old world
and rarely f . a i.i oar coautry.
Another -:'.ii-.-iL'a:i of the f.uuily, of teu
sent from t ie and soutli to pet
lovers, is ca . led t i - L imed toad, though
he is no toa i, but a l.::ard. II is s lid to
be an iutcrlia p-jt uj;1 ctrublo of be
ing tanglit. All the saia'.l members of
this race live on in.vc-t;; aud need to be
kept in very war-a quarters. Olive
Thorne Miller i 1 ILir'-or's Bazar.
The Ilomieraii;j I Not New.
The booinc rang, the Australian native's
weajKiu of o&'ense and defense, referred
to in nil r ference works as an instru
ment unkuo.vii until after the discovery
of Australi:-., was doubtless known be
fore the time of Christ. Pliny the elder,
a contemporary of our Saviour, writes
as follows in his "Natural History" re
specting au instrument made of the wood
of the aquifoliu:
"If a staff made of this wood, when
thrown at an animal, from want of
strength in the person throwing, falls
short of the mark, it will come back to
ward the thrower of its own accord, so
remarkable are the properties of that
It is altogether probable that the
learned Pliny did not consider the shape
of the "staff" and referred its jieculiari
ties to the nature of the wood of which
it was made. rit. Louis Republic.
Blunder Worse Than Guilt.
There are some penalties on innocent
acts essential to human safety, and the
signaler whose failure has destroyed a
train must be punished, even though,
when he pleads that he was in a "dwam,"
he is to his own mind telling the simple
and sufficient truth. Nature is even
harder on blunder than on guilt, afid
though man has no right to be as stem
as nature, which, for example, executed
a dynamiter at Madrid not for his in
tention to murder, but for his careless
ness in dropping his bomb still, there
are points upon which he must be nearly
as hard. London Spectator.
Colonel North Strong Room.
Colonel North is said to have at Eltham
one of the strongest of strong rooms prob
ably in the world. Not only is his gold
and silverware stored here, but lady vis
itors to Eltham are provided for, special
arrangements being made for "taking
care" of their jewels during the night.
The "room" is floored with cement and
walled all round with weighty granite.
To get into its interior you must pass
through many gates, all ' fitted up with
burglar alarms. The treasures are kept
in iron cages, and the "room" is SO feet
under ground. London Tit-Bits.
Two soldiers lay under their blankets
looking up at the 6tars. Says Jack,
"What made you go into the army,
Tom?" "Well," replied Tom, "I had no
wife and I loved war, Jack, so I went.
What made you go?" "Well," returned
Jack, "I had a wife and I loved peace,
Tom, bo I went." Chicago Inter Ocean.
The Mrst Sight or Gibraltar.
The first sight of Gibraltar is, I thfrft,
di'sappointing. It means so much, and
so many lives have been given for it and
so many great ships 6unk by its batter
ies, and such great powers have warred
for 1,200 years for its few miles of stone,
that its black outline against the sky,
with nothing to measure it with but the
fading stars, is dwarfed and spoiled. It
is only after the sun begins to turn the
lights out, and you are able to compare
it with the great ships at its base, and
you see the battlements and the mouths
of cannon and the clouds resting on its
top, that you understand it. And then
when the outline of the crouching lion
that has faced all Europe for a hundred
years comes into relief you remember it
is, as they say, the lock to the Mediter
ranean, of which England holds the key.
And even while you f eel this and are
greedily following the course of each
rampart and terrace with eyes that are
tired of blank stretches of water some
one points to a low line of mountains
lying like blue clouds before the red sky
of the sunrise, dim, forbidding and mys
terious and you know that it is Africa.
Richard Harding Davis in Harper's
The First Women on the Stage.
It is now ascertained beyond doubt
that women first appeared upon the
stage between November. 1360, and
January, 1C61. On Jam 8 Pepys, that
inveterate playgoer, tells us that he saw
"The Beggar's Bush." "it being well
done, and here the first time that I ever
saw women come upon the stage."
f. Solid Knock-d w.i 'low.
T he wh ile b owe water while at flav;
Tnes blow in cverv rMnie;
Tta-" weitest flowers hi w n May,
But wind blow all t:i li'ne.
There' lots of blowing in this worM. suffer
ers from catarrh b ow their coses, and quacks
blow abont t!;cir "cures." ';r. Sugs Catarrh
Remedy 1b the ouly infallib e one. it rmprie
toru back uu thig claim ly offer ng SS"0 for every
case they fail to cure p- rmaiioinly. This is an
unaniewerab'e b ow at hunv't'cry comius from
men of terlinj rt'iuitatioti -out am;le capial.
Nasal catarrh c innot re isi ihe to eiicy of thig
remedy. It stops dichares 'en ing the seuges
acute, the head cl-Hr. anil the b.-eaih normal.
Of all drugg'sts, 50 cents
Fits All tits stopped free by Dr
Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. No
fits after the first day's use. Marvel
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tie free to fit cases. Send to Dr
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Pa For sale by all
The Henry Bergh circle of King's
Daughters, composed of eight members,
reports that last year it chloroformed
4.0S9 cats. 71 dus, 0 wounued sparrows,
1 rabbit and 1 opossum.
A snake is reported to have climbed a
pole to a martin's box at Breezy Heights,
W. Va.t a rthort time ago, and wallowed
two birds before being discovered.
TAKE WARNING !
Neglect Not These Signals
A Useful Lesson on Health Taught by
The Indians' Example.
Let the Remedy be Simple and Safe
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa.
If you are ailing, not exactly sick but
not feeling "just right," have a drowsy,
dull feeling, bad taste in the mouth,
variable appetite, occasional pains in
the joints and muscles, and other
signs of impending sickness, why not
do as the Indian does drive such symp
toms out of the system by the judicious
use of their reliable vegetable remedy,
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa?
"Ihundering Horse," a Kicl-apoo chief, age 92
yean. From his photopraph.
Ion't neglect such warnings.
That pain in your shoulder may develop
Into rheumatism, and a month's sickness
deprive you of the income ot your toil.
That white, furry tongue denotes your
liver is out ot order, and disease would
easily take root in your system!
What could you do then !
Think of your business, your income and
Seek Bafety as you would fly from cholera
or small pox. ' 1
You are In danger if von neglect these I
warnings. They man 1 oft. but the
chances are against von, and even then the
poison is only latent in your system.
lo not, liowever, put your trust In the
numerous mineral medicines with which
the market is flooded. Sarsaparilla hark
is not a medicine, it is a Jlaroring, nothing
more. The action of many of these decoc
tions comes from mineral poisons they
contain, such as mercury, arsenic, strych
nine, bismuth. Iodide of potassium, and
the like, and anv druggist will tell you, If
he tells yon tml'v, that this is so.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa and other Kicka
poo Indian medicines contain onlv tho
product of the field and forest, nature's
own vegetable growth of roots, barks and
herbs, and of necessity are free from nil
mineral poisons whatever, because the In
dians have no knowledge of them, depend
ing wholly upon nature's laboratory for
their resources, and upon their skillborn
of centuries of experience, in preparing
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, marie by
the Jiuiiantfrom roots, barks and herbs of their
otm pothering ami curing, is obtainable of
druggists and medicine dealers onlii. One doL
lar per bottle; stx bottles for five dollars.
P 5 p CT Send three two-cent stamps
r i EL Cto pay portage and we will
mail you free a thrilling ami interesting
book of 173 pnges, entitled "Life and Kernes
Among the Kickapoo Indian." Ti lls all
about the Indians. Address llEALY & Bige
t.ow. Distributing Agents, HI Ciraad Ave.
New Haven, Conn.
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