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Trm Temple society has 340 members.
Tire Old (Wlslcr) Mcmionltcs number
Tire Primitive Methodists have 4,704
Tiik Mcnnonlto Brethren In Christ
Tiik Zlon Union Apostoho MethodlsU
The Amlsh Mcnnonltes haven follow
ing of 10,101.
Tiik Original Freewill nnptists nro
11,604 In number.
The Brethren or Dunkards (Progres
sive) number 8,080.
The Old Catholics have 005 members
in four socictios.
The Apostollo Mcnnonltes claim n
The Independent Methodists claim a
membership of 2,500.
The General Baptists claim a mem
bership of 21,802.
The Armenian church has six soci
eties, with 835 members.
The Plymouth Brethren have a mem
bership of about 20,471.
The United BaptlsU have 103 soci
eties and a membership of 0,801.
The Evangelist Missionary Metho
dists have 051 communicants.
The Orthodox IVlends, or Quakers,
Iiavo a membership of 80,055.
The Congregational Methodists havo
214 societies and 8,705 members.
The Russian Orthodox church has in
tho United States 13,504 members.
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Miss'MAnr Kobe Saktohis, daughter
of Mrs. Nellto OranVKartorls, Is sufTor
lng from an accident, tho result of an
experience on a bicycle.
Hev. Anxa Shaw was asked to namo
one of tho big trees In the Yosomito
valley, and she chose one of a group of
thrco particularly line ones and named
it Kusan B. Anthony.
Miss Maria M. Love, of tho Buffalo
W. C. T. U., told tho local conferenco
of chni-itics and corrections recently
that if girls would learn to cook, sew
and keep house tidily there would bo
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Am. employes of the Boston A
Maine railroad havo been forbidden, by
nn order just issued, from using to
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when off duty If wearing uniform ot
Neaiily every engine on roads run
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different way upon entering or leaving
the city. A good many members of the
crew havo wives or sweethearts within
hearing distance of these whistles, and
the signals announce to them tho arrlvu
or departure of tho train.
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Sho understood him now, and blcss
ln(f him for his little ruse, went quick
ly to tho hospltnl. Tho old father was
wn telling her from a parting In tho win
dow curtain, and ns bhc tripped toward
tho hospital an expression of satisfac
tion camo over his face. And thut' Is
how Alieo enmo to bo installed as
Jlrown slept for two hours calmly
nnd peacefully. When ho at last slow
ly, half dreamily awoke ho felt a soft
hand on his forehead, and opening his
eyes they met thoso of his darling one.
"Neil, my darling, do you know mo?
Do you know your Alice?" tdio whisp
ered, bending over him.
"Know you, my blessed angel? Of
course I do," ho replied, making nn
effort to throw his arms about her
neck. Sho gently stopped him nnd
with n blush upon her happy face said:
".M, sed, not here, bomcono mny
sec you. Tho attaches of tho hospital
do not think It strange that I should
nurse my noblo rescuer back to health
and strength again, but they might
not seo tho propriety of me permitting
his embraces. They are not awaro
that your nurso's heart Is all yours,
my darling, every little, tiny bit of it"
"Itless you for thoso words, my
love. And you havo been with mo
often the surgeon tells me."
"Yes, Ned, very often, but you wdro
delirious and did not know me. Tho
surgeon had almost given you up, and
oni my ilarling, my poor heart was
breaking. Hd has just told mo that
you havo passed tho crisis und will live,
and I havo been down on my knees by
your cot thanking tho Father for spar
ing you to me. owJscil, dear, listen
to tno. You are notlyet out of danger,
and you nro in my care, and the doctor
has given mo Imperative orders to not
let you talk much. I am going to obey
orders implicitly, and I am going to
make you obey me. Do you hear that,
Mr. Ned? Here, now, It Is time for you to
take your medicine. There! lie careful!
Don't spill It all over your chin. You
cnrelcss followl You arc the most awk
ward patient I ever had."
Thus sho went on in mock reproof.
Tho happy tones of her voice and the
arch, loving smile which accompanied
her words did him more good than
could any medicine In tho post dis
pensary. "Hut, Alice, I mutt talk. I cannot lie
hero und "
"No, you mutt not talk, you rebellious
darling." Then glancing around to seo
that no one was near she implanted a
kiss on his palo lips and continued:
"Thero now, seo If that will seal your
lips. You must just lie there and let
mo do ull the talking. Papa says I am
a little nuisance of a chatterbox any
how, so I guess I can talk enough for
both of is."
"Then tell mo nil that has happened
since I lost consciousness behind the
rocks, and 1 will He ns quiet as n mouso
and listen," ho said, taking her hand In
his and pressing It warmly.
'All right, and don't you forget your
promise or I may punish you again by
senllng your lips. You sec, the people
at the fort heard the firing when the
Indians eamo upon us, and just after
you fainted away a troop of cavalry
camo dashing up with papa at Its head.
He sprang from his horso with great
oig tears in ins eyes, tho very first I
ever saw there in all my life, nnd I
thought ho would hug mo to death.
Ho asked me If the Indians had harmed
mo and I told him they hud not, but I
feared you were, killed. Ho stooped
down over you and looked at your pale
juee aim uio uioomui overyonr breast,
and then, O, Ned, ho raved like a mad
man. I never saw him In such a pas
sion before! Ho stamped the ground
and struck tho rocks with his sword
and swore, oh! Just awfully! He called
you by namo, and (now, you mustn't
mind, Ned, for it was only papa's
bluster and ho didn't mean It) he called
you n villain nnd told you get up and
not lie there making n fool of yourself,
and said if you attempted to die he
woulil have you drummed out of this
service. He called you a brave, noble
rascal, and said he'd rather lose every
man in the garrisou than you. Then
ho turned on Cnpt. Colby and asked
him what In the bad man, you know
ho was standing there for like a gaping
idiot while tho Indians were escap
ing, and ordered him to follow and
kill every one of them. Tho troop
dashed ahead and overtook the Indians
in tho sand hills across the river and
nan an awiul light with them, for
more Indians had come after the band
that chased us. Papa sent his orderly
ilyiug back to the fort after the sur
geon und an ambulance, and then ho
fussed uround und hugged me and
called you good and bad names until
tho surgeon eamo. Then you were
lifted in tho ambulance, papa scolding
tho soldiers and telling them ho would
annihilate them if they hurt you. On
the way in you recovered consciousness
but were delirious. You kept begging
mo to fly to tho fort and save myself
and leave you to your fate, and papa
nsked if you had talked that wav when
you was fighting tho Indians, nnd when
I told htm thoso were your very words
his lips trembled, nnd ho turned his
back und began to abuse tho r.or
driver for running over stones. And
that's tho wholo story, dear, from a
"God bless him, his heart is in tho
right place, if his tongue does lly the
track occasionally. Oh. mv il;,Mln,.i
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mind it much. Drown has certainly
safely passed the crisis, nnd If nothing
unforeseen occurs will rapidly recover.
Hut It was u closo call, colonel. That
shot would prove fatal In nlnety-nino
cases out of iv hundred. I can't seo
where his heart could have been for that
ball to miss It."
VIn his mouth, no doubl, or Well,
no matter. I think It was not in his
possession nt the time. Hut, pshaw! You
can't kill an Infernal rascal llko him,
Doc, a a a a Hon that masquerades
in tho skin of u dum jackass. I'll make
him shed that donkey skin when ho
gets on his feet again. Yes, damme,
I'll make him wear his own colors. I'll
go In and take a look at him."
The old man entered tho ward and
wafticd up to tho wounded man's cot.
Thero was n look of unmistakable ten
derness In his fnco as ho gazed on tho
palo features of tho wounded man, and
then on his daughter.
"How is your patient, Sunshine?" ho
nsked In tho mildest tone of voieo sho
had ever heard him uso outside of his
"O, lie Is doing real nicely, papa, and
wo now feel sure ho will recover from
his cruel wound. The surgeon gave me
btrict orders not to allow him to talk,
and I havo just been scolding him for
attempting to do so."
"That's right Mako him keep his
mouth shut only when ho hikes his
medicine, nnd if he refuses to obey or
ders, gag him." A broad smllo rested
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u,i nm uieo ns no spoitc. Then lor a
moment, agnin contemplating tho wan
face of the soldier, ho said:
"Prlvato Drown, I am a gentleman,
sir, and I think I know what is duo
from ono gentleman to another. Glvo
mo your hand, sir, and acceptmy warm
est thanks and most hearty gratitude
for your noble, gallant rescue of the
light of my life, this sweet girl here,
from n horrible fato at tho hands of
thoso murderous Apaches, nnd for your
courageous defense of her lifo when
attacked by overwhelming numbers.
Your action was that of a soldier, sir,
and you honor tho uniform you wear."
"Col. Sanford, I"
"Stop, sir, not a word!" the old man
Interrupted when llrown essayed to
speak. You have orders to not talk.
and a good soldier always obeys orders.
Eh, Sunshine? Not a word, sir, nor an
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attempt to utter a word. I hope to soon
seo you ready to return to duty. When
you ore ready to leave the hospital re
port to mo for Instructions. I will seo
you again, sir. Sunshine, take good
care of him." And the old officer
Her plump Httlo hand was gently
pressed over his mouth, and with ii
warning shake of tho head she said:
"There, there, there! Did I not for
bid you talking? You will find mo a
hard master, old fellow, for I will en
force obedience to my orders. Listen! I
hear papa's voieo in the surgeon's ot
fieo." "Camo to his senses, eh? Concluded
hedmadoan infernal fool of himself
long enough. That's right That's
right That's sensible, nnd now you
want to get him onto his feet again nud
do it quick, or, damme, I'll shut up
your drug shop and drum you out of
the garrison. How would you llko
that, you old pill mixer? Eh, Doc?"
"It would all depend on tho tunii I
marched to, colonel. If tho band would
play: "Seo tho corn-curing hero
comes," or some other air laudatory of
my profession, I don't think 1 would
What a bright, generous flood of sun
light he left behind him. Two young
hearts glowing with nn encouragement
that filled their souls with happiness
Tho days passed rapidly, and despite
the pain ho suffered they were happy
days to Prlvato llrown, for Alice was
ever by his cot encouraging him with
her devoted love. Nor was sho alone
in her attentions to the wounded man.
Every officer and lady In tho garrison
called daily and bestowed upon him
the kindest nttention, their hearts
glowing with admiration for his hero
ism. I said every olllecr. That was
not true. Lieut. Vnndever never came
near him. That officer now kept closo
in tho seclusion of his own quarters
only when obliged to como forth on
duty. When his troop was ordered
hastily into tho saddle to lly to the as
sistance of llrown in his defense of the
commander's daughter Vnndever
pleaded Illness nnd took to his bed for
ii day. The looks of contempt which
wcro eact at him by tho other officers
after that day made his life one not to
be envied, und it was not long before,
at his own request, he was transferred
to a distant garrison, where he vowed
he would begin his military career
itli tender, loving hands Alice ad
ministered to her lover's every want,
and tho roses deepened in her checks,
her eyes grew brighter and her musical
laugh took on a moro joyous ring ns
sho noted his fust increasing strength.
When he was at last permitted to rise
from his cot and walk slowly about
tho ward supported by her arm, bho
seemed happy aud joyous as a child.
One fine morning before Alice had
co:e to tho hospitul on her dally mis
sion of love, tho surgeon and Drown
sat talking In the former's office.
The patient had on the previous day
walked to his troop's quarters, where
he was given an ovation by his com
rades. "It is a lovely warm morning,
llrown," the surgeon said, "and If you
will walk slowly and not over-exert
yourself you can go nnd surprlso tho
colonel and your Httlo nurse with n
call. I am suro'they will warmly wel
Ho needed no second bidding, and
leaning on u euno for support, walked
slowly to tho colonel's quarters. On
tho way ho met several officers, nnd
warm wcro the congratulations poured
upon htm over his recovery. Again he
crossed tho porch as he had done a few
weeks before, but not now with fear
Entering tha hall ho rapped lightly
at tho colonel's door. Tho sumo sharp,
harsh "Como hi," greeted his ears, but
it ulil not now fill him with ulurm.
Turning tho knob, he entered.
"Prlvato llrown, by all tho gods of
war!" cried tho bluff old boldier, aris
ing and grasping his hand. "Out
again, eh? Once more on your pins?
That's right. Take a chair. 1 nm
very glad to seo you."
For half un hour they conversed re
garding his wound, his return to duty
and various other topics, but tho young
Boldlcr'a thoughts wero In another
apartment with his loved one, and ho
longed to greet her for tho first time in
her own home. L'nablo to suppress
this burning desire ho finally said:
"Col. Sau.'onl, before I return to tho
hospital will you not permit mo to pay
my respects to my faithful nurse, Miss
"Prlvato llrown, wo may as well
como to an understanding right now.
You nobly risked your lifo to restore
wy beloved child to my nrmn, nnd I
nm deeply grateful to you for doing so.
It was but her simple duty to mtrso
you through tho long days of suffering
winch you wcro called upon to enduro
from a severe and dangerous wound re
ceived In her defense. Sho performed
that duty, and with my full npproval
and consent Her duties as your nurso
nro now at an end, nnd I regret that I
may give you pain after nil you suf
fered for her If, in doing what I con
sider to bo n father's duty, I use harsh
language toward you. Y'ou may think
it cruel and heartless, sir, when I tell
you thnt I cannot permit her In her
own homo to receive a call from a prl
vato soldier, no matter how worthy
that soldier may be."
llrown's face paled, ns tho cruel
words cut Into his heart as a knife. A
great fear came upon him, nnd ho nl
most groaned aloud In his agony of
spirit. Ho tried to speak, but with ft
gesture tho officer stopped him.
"Now, sir, hear my decree, from tho
enforcement of which 'I will never
swervo a jot. After this visit Prlvato
Richard llrown will never ngaln bo per
mitted to enter this house, and T slmll
forbid my daughter to ever ngnln men
tion his name in my presence. This may
seem damnably cruel to you, sir, after
what you havo dono for us. but them
nre rules of propriety in nrmy lifo that
cannot bo disregarded. My daughter
cannot maintain friendly relations with
n private In tho ranks."
Ho paused nnd regarded the young
man closely. Drown snt as dumb as a
marble statue and almost as pale, for
his heart was completely crushed at
tho cruel decree.
"Hut," tho colonel resumed, with a
strange twinkle in his eyes, "Lieut
Edward Thornton will always bo a
welcome guest nt my home. There Is
your commission, sir, you trembling
rascal, fresh from tho hands of the sec
retary of war. LicutenantThornton.lct.
me be tho first to congratulate you upon
your promotion, nnd to assure you that if
you prove as lattliful In tho discharge
of your duties ns an officer as Private
llrown always proved as a soldier in
tho ranks, the stars of a general may
some clay rest upon your shoulders."
.as no spoKo no iiantieu the j'oung
man his commission, nnd warmly
grasped his hand, while a grim smile
played over 1ms face.
Thornton took tho paper mechanic
ally.. In his wild ustonishmenthe could
not utter a word. He stood there trem
bling nnd turning white and red by
turns until tho old officer broke into a
loud laugh over his embarrassment
"Paralyzes you, my boy? Just pet
rifles you with amazement lly God
frey, I have had that document hid
away for two weeks just to have this
I fun with you. Never mind, lieutenant
(slapping him familiarly on the shoul
der) you'll get over it and regain full
use of your paralyzed toncruo after
awhile. I will find something that will
restore your speech. Alice! Alice!"
"Coming, papa, in a moment," came
a silvery voice from another part of tho
Like a ray of loveliest sunshine she
entered, and an exclamation of pleas
ure fell from her lips ut sight of her
"Lieut. Thornton, allow me to pre
sent my dauRhter, Miss Sanford. Alice,
dear, this is First Lieut Edward Thorn
ton, a new officer just assigned to duty
with 11 Troop, Sixth cavalry.
The old man darted out of tho door
to hide tho tears that he could no long
er iurcu uueK, anu mo lovers wero
clasped in each other's arms.
"Ned, dear, what Is the matter with
papa? What did ho mean by such a'n
As an answer he placed the commis
sion In'her hands, and a hasty glance
nt the document told her all. With a
glad cry she again clasped her arms
around the young officer's neck and to
gether they wept tears of joy.
"Your father says you must never
mention the namo of Private Drown
again, darling," he said, with a smiling
"I just don't enre what papa says, 1
will always love him. He was my first
love, und tho name Private Drown will
always be a cherished one In my heart."
How handsome ho looked In his new
uniform, with tho straps of a first lieu
tennnt resting on his shoulders. And
how proud the day when Col. Sanford
introduced him to the officers of the
garrison as a brother officer and as his
prospective son-in-law. From every
officer of the post ho received a most
hearty welcome Into the official ranks,
nnd not ono of them but felt honored
with tho friendship of one whose hero
ism had been put to buch nn extreme
test and had not been found wanting.
A couple of years after their marriage
mcui. ana .Mrs. Thornton wero sitting
on the porch of their quarters enjoying
tho refreshing coolness of a New Mexi
co summer evening. Tho lieutennnt was
enjoying a cigar and watching the over
changing hues of tho western clouds as
the sun slowly sank down behind the
San Mateo mountains while his lovely
wife sat scanning tho columns of the
lust issue of tho Army and Navy Jour
nal. "O, Ned! Hero is nn item about Mr.
Vnndever," bho exclaimed.
"What is it, dear?"
"Dismissed from tho service for cow
ardice in tho face of the enemy in an
Indian campaign In Wyoming."
"It does not astonish me," he replied.
"Such unworthy men but rarely get
Into tho service to cast reproach upon
the most honored profession on earth,
and they S.wariably meet with thelt
just deserts. An ulcer has been re
moved from nn otherwise healthy
Promotion came in succebslvo steps
to our hero as tho years rolled on.
.MuJ. Ihoruton now commands ono oi
tho most important posts in tho far
.west Ho is yet in the very primo ol
manhood, and is tho idol of his beloved
Alice, whoso mnritiil lifo has been one
of unclouded happiness. Tho majorV
auni, whom ho anu Allco several timet
viiilted in her Drooklyn home, died sev
eral years ago leaving him a largo for
tune, yet ha remains in tho service
whero he found Mich great happiness,
and expects to servo'hls country until
retired by reason of age.
Often they sit together in the beau
tiful western twilight, tho dignified,
haudsomo officer Mid his lovely wife,
and talk of tho strange events which
clustered around their courtship, nnd
the sweet woman is never so happy as
when he gently chides her for her lack
of tiibte in fulling in lovo vith an hum
bio private hi tho ranks.
He WAS JUST MARRIED.
lilt Wife W Juat MNrrlnl, Too, nnd Thry
Dlilli't C'Hrn Who Knew It.
"For yourself and wife?'
As tho hotel clerk uttered these words
tho newly-nrrlved guest, a tall, spare
man of fo.-ty, with side whiskers, looked
up from the register with u confident
smile as he said:
"Yes, sir, for myself and wife, and
not only that but I don't want a room
on tho seventh floor, several blocks
nway from tho flro escape, and where
It will tako the call boy all night to
reach. I want the bridal chamber, aud
if there is a choice of bridal chambers,
I want tho best one. I make no bnnn
of It "No. sir," he went on, with nn
authoritative wave of the hand; "I
was married at noon to-day, and I nm
bound to face all the consequences,
nnd I don't care who knows It Wo
had a house wedding, at which thero
were present one hundred and fifty
guests of tho faintly, and all sent pres
ents, which in array and magnificence
nre not equaled anywhere. We nrrlved
on tho five o'clock train, nnd my blush
ing brldo Is now In the ladles' recep
tion room, waiting with quivering
heart for my return.
"As you will observe, tFiere Is some
rice on the brim of my hat, and our
namo is festooned In bright red letters
on tho end of our new trunks, I
bought especially for the joyous occa
sion, and you would know my brldo
was genuine a mile off by her light
gray traveling costume, her spic-and-span
now hut and her general ulr of
timidity. We have been out only four
hours, but I havo already addressed
my wife as "dearest" five times In tho
presence of total strangers, and she
has responded with "darling" In each
Instance, and we propose to keep this
up during our wedding trip, which
will last six weeks and cover Niagara
fulls, Washington, tho Natural brldgo
of Virginia and other principal points
of interest -
"My namo in Amos It. Able, and I
nm out on my wedding trip with the
dearest, sweetest little woman in tho
world. I have money to burn, thero
Is no deceit in my heart, I want the
best of everything, nnd I want the
whole world In general to know that I
am the happiest man nllvc. Now Is
there anything more you would like to
"Nothing, sir," replied the clerk, as
ho closed the ledger, took down a key
from the board and rang the gong for
hc hall boy..r-St Louis Kcpublic.
MANY BAD SPELLERS. N
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est Tl ZSt,
tttsVtest-u- Absolutely pure
EVERYBODY IS SUPERSTITIOUS.
1'olnt Argued br n Loulirlllo Second-Hand
Dealer Who lla Observed.
"I don't bellcvo there Is n mnn llrlnir
wno is without ins pet superstition,"
remarked a second-hand furniture deal
er, says the Louisville Courier-Journnl.
"Wo constantly havo people who sell
us nrtlcles of household use, and como
In after n few weeks sometimes only
days and try to buy them back again,
with tho explanation that they hod
'had bad luck' ever since tho salo was
mado and never would have good luck
ngaln until the bargain was undone.
Ono woman who had sold us her grand
mother's clock fairly wept becauso It
was gono before she could buy It again.
"The Idea is not confined to unedu
cated or Ignorant people, by any means.
At this very tltno I know a Louisville
business man of great culturo and re
finement who Is vigorously nursulng nn
old woodrn desk which ho owned many
years ago a desk on which he made an
enormous nmount of money by a few
lucky strokes "of his pen. Tho desk
passed from hand to hand and out of
Ills possession; he is now earnestly en
deavoring to traco it and purchase It,
behoving that recent business reverses
and hard times will flco nway If he can
only stretch his legs once more under
that same old desk."
Some of Them Are JoitrnalUta and World
A little boy, examined boforo a mag
istrate, was asked to spell the sentence:
"I am grateful for the benefits I havo
received." Ho managed to spell it all
correctly except the last word, which
he wrote thus, "reclevcd."
The magistrate pronounced this to bo
"fatal," and sent the lad to school.
Enforce the same rule impartially all
round, and where would be half the
Take two ladles first ' Sarah Hern
hardt can not spell well, and one of our
own most cherished actresses does not
always spell correctly. In a recent
autograph letters of hers we find "oc
cured." Then Dismarck never could spell.
He himself has confessed to "p. lack of
diligence at school," as a consequence
of which his letters contain many
spelling errors. John Dright was an
other statesman somewhat weak in the
Among literary men, a famous jour
nalist Is a conspicuous bad speller. A
brief examination of his "copy" is gen
erally sufficient to discover an error.
In a short letter of his occurs the curi
ous blunder, "populcr."
Hut plenty of authors slip occasion
ally. Even Oliver Wendell Holmes
makes a mistake in spelling the rather
common word "indispensable," which
he writes "Indlspcnslblc." Pearson's
An did Doctor's Opinion.
"Half the dyspepsia and indigestion
and general debility from which bo
many people seem to bo suffering is
due to nothing In the world except a
lack of exercise," said an eld physician,
with a wise shake of his head. "Take
all these department clerks, for In
stance. More than half of them lose
from twenty to thirty days a year of
government time on account of sick
ness due to these causes. It Is not re
markable that they should, either.
They get up In the morning, hurry
through breakfast, nnd rush out and
get aboard a car. When they rencli
their offices, Instead of climbing up
stairs, they get in the elevator and ride
up. At noon they dawdle uround in
stead of a brisk walk of ten or fifteen
minutes to expel the stale air they
have been breathing all the morning
from their lungs and cleaning them out
with tho fresli article. After offlen
hours theyare listless and worn out, or
feel that way, and ride home again to
cat dinner, with no appetite, and lie
around idle till bedtime. I tell you
that everybody ought to climb up
three or four llights of stairs at least
once a day in order to bring important
muscles into play, and everybody, too,
ought to take a brisk walk nt least a
quarter of an hour every day, with no
other object than the walk In view.
There'll be more well btomachs in the
vicinity if they did. Washington Post.
A Hotel Hoodoo.
"Don't shut that book. If you do
you'll hoodoo this house," said a clerk
in one of the largest hotels last night
to n visitor, who, in leaving, had care
lessly closed the hotel register. Tho
clerk Insisted, nnd the visitor returned
to open tho book and able an explana
tion. "Why, don't you know," tho
clerk said, "that If you shut ft hotel
register and don't reopen it yourself
you hoodoo tho book? The next per
son registering on that book is sure to
be a dead beat At least that Is the
universal superstition among hotel
men, and my observation has been that
there Is something In It I wouldn't
open that book to-night I havo often
gono half way across tho office to put
my finger detween tho leaves to pre
vent bomo careless perbon llko yourself
from shutting tlfb register. -Almost
everyone has a superstition, and that
is one of tho most hnportnnt In a hotel
clerk's creed." Kansas City Star.
Mirror Thar Are Transparent.
A great many devices are known for
the purposo of enabling people in a
houso to seo what Is going on In tlin
street without opening their windows.
A new Invention of this nature Is re
ported from Hnlberstadt, Germany, be
ing a plan for so slh-erlng glnss that It
reflects tho Imago when looked at from
ono side, but when looked nt from tho
other Is ns transparent as ordinary
window glass. If this is glazed In a
dwelling-room window anyone Inside
can see nil tho life of tho street, while
any passer-by looking in nt the win
dow will see but a mirror and nothing
more. This uvoids, therefore, tho
nnnoyance sometimes encountered -in
glazing cither clear window glass or
ground glass, in combining the specinl
advantages of both. One object would
bo thnt many people might btop to ad
just their personal appearance at such
mirrors. An Innovation on revcrso
lines Is that recently made in ono of tho'
Vandcrbilt ball rooms, whero the win
dows by day becomo largo mirrors by
uigub mrougn mecnanicai arrange
ments, and thus add simply but won
derfully to the brilliance of tho scene.
tho piano every
years his dally
Liszt was driven to
day. For over fifteen
practice covered ton to twelve hours.
Mn. Cowkjt composed tho music to
"Tho Detter Land" for Mme. Antoi
nette Sterling whilo flying through tho
country at about forty miles nn hour.
Miss Eliza Wesley, a grandnleco
of John Wesley, founder of Meth
odism, died recently in London nt the
ago of ccventy-slx. Her father. Sam.
uel Wesley, was tho composer of the
oratorio ol "Jtuth."
As amateur violinistin Golden Itidge,
Me., made a fiddle out of wood that had
been at tho bottom of a pond for many
years. He saws music out of It for
several hours every dayt and now his
neighbors wish both fiddle nnd perform
er were at the bottom of the pond.
It is said thnt tho lato Han.3 Von
Dulow left directions that a oost-mnr.
tem examination of his brain should
be mado to ascertain tho cause of the
excruolatlng headache from which he
was a life-long sufferer. The nutopsy
revealed the fact that the end of the
nerves nan become embedded in u scar
of an Injury to tho brain that ho hud
received in childhood.
OUT OF "THE ORDINARY.
The Connecticut river was named by'
tho Dutch Vcrscho river, "fresh river."
QuiCKsitVKn, poured in a gloss. wllL
not fill it to tho brim, as it forms a con-'
vex surface, and is higher In tho cen
ter than at the brim.
A novel way of committing suicide
was attempted by n crazy negro In Cory
don, Ky. Ho olutehcd n mule's tail,
nnd clung fast to it until tho animal
had almost kiukcil him to death.
A rionn lately on exhibition In Lyons,
Franco, became ill aud died. An au
topsy revealed tho fact that for months
the animal had been a sufferer from a
well-developed case of Dright's disease.
Lo.nosiioiik folks in Maine are tell
ing about n big "white whale" which
has been seen cruising off tho coast In
that region lately. It is said to bo
ubout forty feet long and "of n grayish
black color. '
Tiikee brothers, Victor, Peter and
Frank Ivoch, wero married nt the snmo
time and place, on May 8, 1870. They
und their wives recently celebrated
their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary
In Scranton, Pa.
A CEltTAlN household In Saugua, Me.,
continued In a state of excitement from
hazy morn till dewy eve. Hetwocn tho
hours of dawn and dark tho membcra
wero kept busy with a fire, a birth, a
death and a marriage.
Tiie only man present nt the funeral
of Miss Dcrtha Dose, who died lately In
Clermont, Fla., was tho driver of tho
hearse. She belonged to a club com
posed of women, nnd Insisted that only
women should tako part In her obse
quies. Old Hcndi and Young Hcarta
You sometimes seo conjoined In elderly In
dividuals, but seldom behold an old man or
woman as exempt from Infirmities as In
youth. Uut tlieso Inllrmltlcs may bo miti
gated in great measure by tho dail v and reg
ular uso of Hostetter's Stomach Hitters, an
lavigoraut, nnti-rhoumatia and sustaining
mediclno of tho hltrhost nnlcr. whlrh nlm
removes dyspepsia, constipation, biliousness
mm Kinney irouoio. ii is adapted to tho
uso of the most delicate aud feeble.
TnE cud of a novel (compressed by tho
editor otviug to lack of space) ". . Ottokur
took a small brandy, theu ids hat, his de
parture, besides no notice of his pursuers,
ineantlmo a revolver out of his pocket and
lastly his own life." Dcutsclio LcschaUo.
Tobacco User's Soro Throat
It's so common that every tobacco user
hns nn irritated throat that gradually de
velops iato a serious condition, frequently
consumption, and it's Uio kind of a sore
uiroaimnt noverceta well as lougas you use
tobacco. Tho tobacco habit sore throat and
lost manhood cured by No-To-Bnc. Sold
and guaranteed to euro by Drueglsts every
where. Book, titled "Don't Tobacco Hp'it
or bmoko Your Lifo Awnv," free. Ad. Ster
ling Hemcdy Co., New York City orChlcogo.
Littus GLAr,rs-"Granny, go down on
your bands and knocs for n minute, plcasc.'i
Jond OraudtD other "What am I to do tha
for, my pet! Little Olodya '"Causo '
want to draw an elephant."
The True Iiiatlvo Principle.
Of the plants used in manufacturing the
pleasant remedy, tsyrup of Pigs, has a per
manently beneficial effect on Uio human sys
tem, whilo the cheap vegetable extracts and
mineral solutions, usually sold as medicines,
arc tcrmauentlv Injurious. Being well In-
ionneu, you win uso tno true remedy only.
Manufactired by California Fig Syrup Co.
A BniariT Idcji. Lady of tho House
"For goodness' sake, what are you smear
ing on that sofa, ilariat" Servant "Mus
tard, pleaso 'm, to keep tho cat from Ret
ting on it."-Alterlci Heitcrcs.
I believe Pfsn's Curo for Consumption
saved my boy's life lait summer. Mrs. Al
i.ir. Dol'olar, Lolloy, Mich., Oct SO, '01.
It is hard to believo that sin well dressed
is tho sutno as slu rolling iu the gutter.
Their Only Chance.
Mrs. Toogood I don't 6ee how It is
that men find so much pleasure In
such a brutal business as prize fight
ing. Drokcn Face Dill I don't seo how
wo can help it, lady. The women is
crowdtn us men out of all the profes
sions, nnd they ain't nothln' else fer
jus to do. That's tho only reason I'm
in it, lady. Itoxbury Gazette.
IN POLITICAL CIRCLES,
Tno-MAs P. IlAYAitn, so it Is stated,
first mentioned Grcsham to Cleveland
for the head of tho cabiuct
IiAwybii Ciioate's fee In tho Incomo
tax case has now been reduced by t.lio
newspaper gossips from MOO,000 to
Georok W. Julian, who Is living Inn
suburb inlndlaDapolts, Is thought to bo
the lust of the free-soil party leaders
now living. He Is scveuty-eight ycora
old and In good health.
nuan S. LEOEKE, of South Carolina,
Abel P. Upshur, of Virginia, Daniel
Webatcr, of Massachusetts, and Walter
Q. Gi-csbam, of Indiana, all secretaries
of state, died while In that office.
Gov. MonTo.v, of New York, has been
made a member of the Society of May
flower Descendants. Tho governor
traces hia ancestry back to Stephen
Hopkins, who waa one of the pilgrims
to reach these shores in 1620.
SEJfATon George F. HoAn, of Massa
chusetts, has f onml that John Sherman,
tho first town olerTt of Watcnown,
Mass., who Berred about two hundred
and fifty years ago, was his ancestor
and also an ancestor of Gen. Sherman.
Nosrrcirio for local skin troubles equals
Glenn's Sulphur Bonp.
Hill's Hair and Whisker Dye, 50 cents.
Ir you would succeed learn how to do
something useful better than anybody else
can do it Galveston News.
Hall's Catnrrh Cure
Is a Constitutional Curo. Price 75c.
A noon hung with pictures Is a room hung
with thoughts. Hlr Joshua Reynolds.
( It Ik
You can carry the
little vial of Doctor
ricrcc's Pleasant rel
icts right in the vest
pocket of your dress
suit, and it will not
make even a little
lump. The "Pellets"
arc so small that 42 to
44 of them go in a vial
scarcely more than an
Inch lonor. aud as bin-
round as a lead pencil.
They cure constipa
tion. One "Pellet" is a
laxative ; two a mild
cathartic. One taken
after dinner will stim
ulate digestive action
and palliate the effects
of ovcr-cating. They
act with gentle effi
ciency on stomach,
liver and bowels.
They don't do the
They simply stimulate
the natural action of
the organs themselves.
U tbe reiult of tho usual treatment of blood
M,.l3.er8- TH? "J"001 ' mlcd wll Mercury and
1 plash remedlcj-moro to be dreaded than the
dlteaee-and In a short while U Iu a far worsS
condition than buforc t Tbe common reault U
hMMMwn '? th.? T06.' reliable cure, A few
bottleswlli afford relief wboro all else hat filled.
ns.!,.,1!. ,rom a vero attack of Mercurial
Itoeumatllm. niv arma -...I .M ., ii :
wi?hm,taJi?E7l''1.'- .' I'" hundreds of dollors
without relief, but after taking a few bottles of
1 improrea rapidly ana am
now a well wan, complete,
ly cured. I can heartily
recommend it to any one
uffertng f rom this painful
dhwaae. W. T. DALEY,
Brooklyn Elevated B.IL
ut TrcMtM ra Cleod n J Kiln ni, m nulled tin to ur
OWlPT 51-fctlUC CO., AUUU,C,
Beecham s pills are for bilious
ness, bilious headache, dyspepsia,
heartburn, torpid liver, dizziness,
sick headache, bad taste in tho
mouth, coated tongue, loss of
appetite, sallow skin, etc,, when
caused by constipation; and' con
stipation is the most frequent
cause of nil of them.
Go by the book. Pills 10c and 25c a
box. Book FHEE at your druggist's or
write B. F. Allen Co- 36s Canal Street.
Annual salea mora than 8.000.000 boxes.
A. N. K II.
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