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SONG OF THE STAPS.
tben the daylight fades in the evening sLades
Aud the blue melts in the gray,
We pitohour tents in the P-ruaments
To guard the muky way.
And we gather the broken sunbeams up
That the day has lef t in its patb.
t[ kindle and build the glow, and ZZI
What our sparsling camp tires Lath.
With fond caresses we jewel the tresses
of the moon as she mounts the skiod;
Lad the Heavens vs sprinkle with many I
That leaps from our sparkling eyes.
B2r when the storm cloud roUs his car
In thunder across the sky,
And the lightning dashes in fitful flashes
We hide. t11 the storm goes by.
The sun is our master, and no disaster
Can come to his night of rest;
For with constant eyes on the dim horizon
We guard the East and tho West.
We sometimes und where the comet hides,
And we frighten him out of his laar.
Tilte speeds through the night like a fox ir
To his home in the great nowhere.
We sometimes pause in our journey because
We see ourselves in the glass
Of the silent lakes or the sea that takes
Our picture as we paos
But when the daylight quivers and breaks,
And the gray melts into the blue.
The tears we shed o'er our fallen dead
Are found in the morning dow.
STORY OF A VALISE
Returning from New Yorik City by
the E- Rail oad a few years ago,
I bought of the trainboy a copy of a
Cincinnati paper, in which I read a
long account of the robbery of the
city National Bank of L-, KY.,
and the sudden disappearance of it:
teller, Harry W. Swope. As usual in
such cases, he had been a trusted em
ploye, a member of the church and a
society young man. The robbery was
a particularly cool one, the gentle
man having quietly slipped $90,000
in notes into a valise on the pre
vious Saturday afternoon after bank
hours and walked out into the
cold world. That was the last seen
of him, and it was not until after the
bank opened on Monday morning that
anyone suspected anything wrong.
The affair created an immense sensa
tion, "society" was shocked, the
church scandalized and the bank dU
rectors furious. The newspapers
printed lo:lg stories of the Dr. Jekyll
arfd-Mr. Hyde sort of existence the
young man had led for a number of
years, and numerous friends of the
"lately departed" knowingly shoo'
their beads as they told the reporters
that they knew something like that
was sure to happen soon.
This sensation so inwarested me
that when I reached Cincinnati 1
scarcely realized the express was, as
usual, an hour behind time and had
failed to make coLLnection with the
train to L-. I should therefore
be compelled to take the last train
going west that night, which would
cause me to stop over night in a one
horse town in Indiana that did not
contain a single comfortable notel.
1 knew Mr. Swope by sight, having
zome in contact with him on a num
ber of occasions while doing business
with the bank of which he was teller.
The L- napers I bought in the
Union Depot gave further details of
the affair, and contained also the an
nouncement that the bank directors
had offered a reward of $1,000 for
Swope's capture and 10 per eent. of
the cash returned, which would make
a total of $i0,000 if the rascal was
caught before he got rid of his booty.
After eating an unsatisfactory
iunch I t~ok a seat in the general
waiting-room of the depot and rue
fully awaited my train. As I did so
1 noticed a young man approach my
seat, and, placing his valise on the
floor alongside my own, to which it
bore a resemblance, sit down while
he looked cautiously around at the
clock on the wall and then at the
ot~aials moving about.
How long he sat beside me I don't
remember, but after a time he slowly
arose and walked over to the tele
graph ottice at the farther end of the
room. Before he esme back a strong
lunged individual in uniform stepped
up to me and bawled out the names
of the towns to which the train
about to start was bound for. Hur
riedly picking up my valise. I made
straight for the gate and was soon
aboard my train for the West.
The journey was made with the
aisual dIscomfort and monotony. The
depot at N- Y--, Ind., where I
had to stop over from 10 p. mn. till 5
the next morning had been rebuilt
since my last visit to that town, and.
remembering too well my hotel ex
perience there a year before, 1 re
solved to spend the night in the
depot waiting-room with a few othber
passengers who shared my misfortune.
All that night the face of the
itranger who had occupied a seat be
side me in the Cincinnati depot
haunted me. There was something
about him that reminded me of Tel
ler Swope. He was just his size and
build; his mustache, to be sure, was
wantmng, but that he could have
shaved off this appendage was to be
considered a matter of course. The
gold spectacles he wore very much
resembled tnose I had associated
with the face of the intellectual
looking teller, and I had observed on
his fingers a number of rings, jewelry
that Mir. Swope was said to be very
partial to. As I turned the matter
over in my mind the more convinced
3 felt that 1 had lost a splendid
chance of capturing the thief and se
curing a $10, 000 r eward.
When 5 o'clock at last came round
I boarded' the train for L-, not in
the best of humor, and two hours
later arrived at home feeling very
blue. After taking a slignt break
fast I went down to the omice, where
the big robbery was still the talk o'tf
the clerks. Each of them had a
theory of his own as to where the
thief had gone, and when they ap
pealed to me for my opinion 1 dole.
lully recounted my experiences of the
prev iouevenl ing. Of course they unan
imously agreed with me that I had
very toolishly allowed the fugitive
t.el;er to siip out of my fingers.
.ust before uriing out to lunch n
mnostner boy langulidly entered the
oi~ce andi handed me a note from my
wiret. Tink.:ug it was the usual
tommirission to get a yard or two oi
'Touds like the sample inclosed," I
thr ust it into iny pocket and started
.ult to dinner. I had not gone far
(oerore I i uaenly stopped arnd took
o'.t the envelope the boy had given
Iue, opened it and readl it. At first 1
could not understand wIh rt it a I
m~':mit: then I turnecd it ovcr and
went Iihrough i again. :t read as
"j):. Grorn:-Como home at onc".
In opening your valise to get your soiled
laeno send it to the laundry I discovered
mean? Is anything Wrong? Come bom,
My first thought was to hasten
ni me. but upon reflection I resolved!
t step around to the bank and ac
quaint the o.*.ciais there of my dis
covery. 1 found the President of the
bank in his private otice, engaged
with several lynx-eyed individuals
whom I suspected froru their appear
ance to be, as it turned out they
When I was granted an lnterview,
And explained my discovery it created,
very naturally, a sensation. At first
the old gentleman was inclined to re
vard rue as a crank. but when 1 asked
him to allow a cieri to accompany
me home he seemed to be satistied I
was in earnest. Ile consented to my
proposal, but after a moment's
thought he said an escort was un
necessary, thinking, doubtless, that
the handsoue reward would be a suf
ficient inducement to ir..ure the safe
delivery of the preci )us va~ise.
As I left the lank and turned up
the street in the direction of home I
was joined by a young man who came
running out of the bank after me,
hat in hand. He said "Lhe old man"
had reconsidered the matter and sent
him to accompany me back with the
money. This seemed to me to be
quite satisfactory, and as the fellow
was a very genial young man owe im.
mediately fell intodiscussing the rob
bery of his bank. le congratulaled
me on mv good fortune, and know
ingly hinted , that "the old gentle
man" would treat me cleverly in the
way of reward.
I said this young man was a very
genial fellow, but somehow I soon
began to feel an instinctive distrust
in him. i plied him with questions
concerning the habits and business
methods of the missing teller, but he
returned evasive answers. In one
or two little things he contra
dicted himself, and finally, when I
unexpectedly asked him how long he
had Deen employed in the bank, he
replied, after looking at me in a
aated sort of way: "Oh, about a
year or two." At once the thought
came to me: What if my "escort"
ws.s one of the young men 1 had seen
outside the President's otice; perhapi
be had overheard our conversation,
and had planned this neat scheme of
playing the role of a clerk of the
bank sent me for "protection," as he
insinuatingly put it. If so, I readily
sawT that he intended to make an ef
fort to get his hands on the valise
and then seize the first opportunity
to bid me good-by.
This theory was strengthened wheL
I noted that my "protector" seemed
gradually to become very uncommuni
cative, and the conversation during
the rest of the journey referred to
passing objects and sights. Try as
hard as I could, I failed to get any
thing satisfactory out of him concern
ing the robbery.
When 1 reached home 1 politely
asked the young man to take a seat
in the hall while I stepped up-stairs
to get a glimpse of the treasure. I
found my wife at the head of the
stairs, very eXcited. In an adjoin
ing room we examined the valise,
and at a rough estimate we placed
the amount at about the figure Ithe
newspapers said Swope had carried
otf with him-somewhere about $90,
I did not tell my wife of my sus
picions of the young man down -stairs,
but 1 resolved at once to arm myself
in order to be prepared for the worst.
It Is a well known fact that in Ken
tucky t'he sixth commandment has
long ago been declared unconstitu
tional, and I quickly made up my
mind that if my bodyguard showed
any sian of playing me false I would
let him have a dose of cold lead.
Contrary to my expectations the
young fellow made no offer to carry
the valise as we started on our jour
ney back to the bank At the end
of the short street on which I lived
we stopped to take a car. My friend
had again become very affable, an~
as we stood on the corner he offere
rue a cigar. I took it, thanked himj
and placing my valise carefully on
the ground between my feet, I struck
a match to light it. Just as I was In
the act of doing so I received a blow
from the left that sent me stagger
ing into the middle of the street. At
the same moment my "protector"
disappe.red in the other direction.
"Look here, young man," said a
gruff-voiced fellow in uniform at my
side, as he shook me violently, "2
thought you told me you were going
to take the train west to-night. It
has just pulled out and you're left."
Opening my eyes, I looked around
the waiting-room in a confused way
and then rea4chfed for my valise.
It was nowhere to be found.
My brusque arouser instant-ly took
in tbe situation, and, with a look ol
intense disgust on his face, said, at
he turned away:
'-I guess that student-like sport
,ho was sitting Leside you has taken
care of your baggage. He passed me
a few moments ago on his way to the
train with a couples of valises. Nexu
time you go traveling, young man,
you had better take some one along
with you to care for yoy~ while you
The Bay View Reading Circle.
Ever since the well-known Chan
auqua Circle was started there has
been an insistent demand for a short,
well-planned and low-priced course or
reading for the thousands for whom
the above circle course is too expen
sive, and requires too much time.
The Bay View Reading Circle has
been organized to meet tbe demand.
Many of the leading educators and
ministers of the country are among
its promoters, and Mr. J. M. Hall of
Flint, Mich., is the Superintendent.
To him application should be made
~or information. The circle has a
our years' course of reading, and has
~he advantage of specializing sub
ects. The first year is the German
ear, beginning with November.
lhere is so much aimless and hap
hazard reading, that the well-planned
and attractive Bay View course
ought to mest with instant favor.
A New York dude traveling in the
West was violently kicked by a cow
boy, apparently without any provo
cation. "Why-ah-did you kick
me?" "Because I done forgot and
left my gun at home."-Texas Siftb
Sicycle'. if The Future.
"Now, here is : ar new machine," said
;he bicycle agent of 1994. "It was a
rreat jump from steel, which was very
ieavy, to aluminium, so much lighter,
>ut it is a still greater jump from I
tluminium to airinum, the new metal
rhich they have lately discovered.
[his wheel is made of it.
-You see it weighs a good many
>ounds less than nothing. You notice
:hat it is chained to the floor securely.
f it were unloosened, it would fly up ai
nd knock a hole in the ceiling, and it
would be hard work to pull it down
igain. Owing to the lightness' of the
medal, which, by the way, we extract
rom the air by the same process
>recisely that aluminium is extraceed
rom the virgin clay, there is great
lifflicultly in putting it into the shape
>f a machine, to properly hold it down
while being worked; for the pieces
ften slip up out of the mechanic's r
ingers and take him on the nose,
-ausing great soreness and swearness.
.;The tirst machine we succeeded in
ompleting we took out to try, but it
ot away from us and soared upward,
nd, my friend, there is little doubt y
but that the man in the moon is hav- si
ng a time all to himself with it, hang
"Our show room is not exactly fitted
;o display these new cycles. Com
mon cycles, of course, are displayed I
>n the floor. We intend to put in an
ron ceiling and range them along in
rder there, with a rope to each to
pull them down for inspection. We
re not expected to get averything in !
proper shape all at once; it takes
time. Now, the usual question will
not be asked as to how much the
machine weighs. It will keep it down?
Just the revers, you see, as the law of
gravitation is just the opposite now to
the center of the earth; and so this is
regulated by the amount of ballast you
carry in your pockets, whether you r
want to chase tame ducks along the
earth or catch wild geese up in the air
the weight of your ballast bringing you
safely down, of course. The tires can C
also be filled with gas, and regulated
for ascent or descent. Please step on
these scales and let's see what gauge of
the airinum you require."
SUICIDE ASSISTED~ IN 'RUSSIA
&ged and Sick Tchuktchis Sacrificed with b
Strange Ceremonies Even To-day. t
Tery few persons in Europe or else
where are aware that human sacri- y
ices still exisr, in a part of the Rus- t
ian Empire. Among the Tchuktchis 1
iuch sacrifices still take place, says
he Gazette de Yakootsk, and seem
.ikely to be practiced for a long tim
o come. At the same time no
>ame therefore can be attached to
the Russian Government or to the e
rthodox church, for efforts by botn tl
o stop the custom have proved in- T
lizectual. The sacrifices alluded to w
re those of old people and the sick, tl
who, finding no pleasure in life, re
solve to have clone with earthly ex- a
istence, to rejoin their dead relations C
nd go to increase the numter of 'r,
appy spirits. The Tchuktchi who 1
has made up his mind to die imme
ilately notifies his neighbors and near- u
t relatives. The news spreads in a
the circle of his friends and all Of c
hem soon visit the unhappy person ti
to influence him to change his mind.
Prayers, reproaches, complaints, and a
tears have no eftect on the fanatic, r
who explains his reasons, speaks of ~
the future life, of the dead who ap
pear to him in his sleep, and even
when he is awake, calling him to r
them. H's friends, seeing him thus ~
resolved, go away to make the cus-r
omary preparations. At the end of
from ten to fifteen days they return
to the hut of the Tchuktchi w.th
white mortuary garments and some
weapons which will be used by the a
man in the other world to fight evil ~
spirits and hunt the reinideer.. After
making his toilet the Tchuktchi with
iraws into the cirner of the hut. a
[Iis nearest relative stands 1 y his
Ale, holding~ in his hand the instru
ment of sacrifice, a knife, a pike, or
rope. After the sacrftice the as
sistants place the body on a sledge ~
irawn by a reindeer, which draws it
to the place of the funeral. Arrived
it their ciestination the Tchuktchis
ut the throat of the reindeer, take f'
trom the dead body its clothing, f
which is torn to pieces, and place the a
zorpse on a lighted funeral pile. t
Du ing the incineration the assistants
offer up prayer to the happy In the
zther world, and supplicate these to
watch over them and theirs. Thel e
horrible practices are followed ti day
with the same exactness as in an~ient
Many years ago Dr. R. V. Pierce. chief .
consultig physician to the Invalids' Hotel I
and Surgical Institute, Buffalo, N. Y., com
pounded this medicine of vegetable ingredi.
ent which had an especial effect upon the
stomach and liver, rousing the organs to
healthful activity as well as purifying and v'
enriching the blood. By such mean~s the '
stomach and the nerves are supplied with
pure blood; they will not do duty without it
any more than a locomotive can run with
out coal. You can not get a lasting cure of
Dyspepsia, or Indigestion, by taking arti
ficially digested foods or pepsin-the stom- x
ach must do its own work in its own way.
Do not put your nerves to sleep with so
calle' celery mixtures, it is better to go to
the seat of the difficulty and fced the nerve r
cells on the food they require. Dyspepsia,
Indigestion, Biliousness and Nervous Af
fections, such as sleeplessness and weak, (
nervous feelings are completely cured by
the " Discovery." It puts on healthy flesh,
brings refreshing sleep and invigorates the
Mrs. KC. I s:N it. of No. 896 North Halsted St.,
Chicago. I//.. writes: "I regard my unprove
ment as simply
taking Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Dis
cover in coninectioni
with his *Pleasant
Pellets ' I have gain
ed in cv- y re'.pect,
particularly in flesh
and strength. My
liver was dreadfully
enlarged and I suf
fered greatly fronm
dyspepsia. No phy
s:cia could give
Now. after two
mouths I am entire
lv relieved of my
di asease. My appe- MS SK
tite is excellent-;
Ioeldigted ; bowels regular and sleep
itense Itching and Burning
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'I was tr mailed for months with a breaking
it on my skin. I sufrered terribly at night and
d bad to cut my tinger nails short to keep me
fromscrat ch in.
Three physicians didi
not help my case. I
had about given up
in despair when a
friend advised me
to try a bottle of
It seemed as if every
dose helped me and
after I had taken a
few nottles I was
entirely well and a
sound man again. I
proved Hood's Sar
saparilla to be a
S good blood purifier
and I gladly rec
r. Wi. M. Flenniken ommend it to every
iterer." wX. Li. FLE MEN, Carmichaels, Pa.
le sure to get ( res
HOOD'S C A
lood's Pills Easy to try, easy to take.
A Portland man, who has just fe
urned from a hunting trip in the for
sts of Northern Maine, vouches to the
'ortland, Me., Argus for the entire
ruth of the following story, as he had
' direct from the sheriff.
A man who lives in Mount Katahdin
ign went into the office of a justice of
he peace a few days since, and in
uired abot. the penalty for hunting
eer with dogs, and very particularly
s to whether one-half the line did not
o to the informer.
The justice consulted the game laws,
nd assured him that it did.
"Very Well," said the man, I want
) complain of myself and settle."
The justice could not back out, and
3 gave the transgressor "a clean bill of
ealth," upon payment of one-half of
It seems that the man got wind of
ie fact that a game warden had got
ie "drop" on him on his deer poach
igs with his dogs, and was only wait
ig an opportunity to arrest him.
Lnce his shrewd bit of diplomacy.
How It May Happen.
"Jeminy crickets, she's got the rick
s," whispered one beau to another in
ie company of a very pretty girl.
ruly she was very beautiful, but there
as a twitching about the nerves of
te face which showed suffermng.
No," said the other, "it's neuralgia
ad she's a martyr to it," St. Jacobs
ii was suggested as the world
mowned cure for it. Did she try it?
*es and was cured by it and--married
one of the fellows" afterwards. The
se of the great remedy for pain will
ot bring about a marriage, but in its:
are of pain it will bring about condi
ons of health to make life more en
yable. No man or woman ought to
iarry who is a sufferer from chronic
ains. We should not wed woe to win
A Clarke County, Georgia couple
ecently celebrated their golden wed
ing in the home in which they were
arried and which has been their
ome continuously since.
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Natural gas has been used in China
yr many centuries. It issues from
ssures in the earth near coal mines
nd is led through bamboo tubes to
:e point where it is consumed.
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Harry Spies, a Cincinnati tinner, es
aped death recently by havmng a very
Leavy watch chain, which caught g.
cantling and held him from pitching
If a high scaffolding to the street.
o purify, vitalize and enrich the blood, and
le nerve, bodily and digestive strength, take
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Iood's Pills cure constipation. 25c.
The price of $50 offered for the
ruggst who, at the next session of
he Missouri Pharmicists, shall cor
eetly name most drugs 'by the smell,
0s set the doctors training their
-e say tha: R irans Tabules, the best and sta n
alreined" h6r stomach and liver troubles, iiill
are your hiemilache or bilious attack. one tabule
Gas lamps were introduced in the
"aris streets in 1819. Their employ
lent caused no little remark among
he country people, who got an idea
hat there was some magic about the
I could not get along without Piso's Care for
'onsumtion. It always eures.--Mas. E. C.
IoLTo, Needham,. Mass. Oct. 22, 't.
A loaf of bread supposed to have
een leavened and baked about 50
L C. has has been taken by a French
xplorer from a tightly sealed Assyrian
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The oil wells of Baku, Prussia, cover
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sng by over half a mile in brerdth.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for chnldren
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A Norman-Percheroni horse, owned
n Detroit, Mich., and weighing 2,500
, ounds, i a thecis equine in the
Was It Senatorial Courtesy.
B efore the introduction of the tele
graph Ambassadors at foreign courts
used to be far more important person
a.es than' they now are, and great
rival grandeur existed among them.
(n one occasion a new Italian Minis
ter had arrived at the Spanish capital,
and went en suite to pay his respects
to the reigning sovereign. Arriving
at one of the rereption-roons to the
palace. he found it occupied by an
imposing-looking man surrounded by
a glittering throng. These he not
unnaturally took to be the King and
his courtiers, and with profound
obeisance introduccd himself.
The supposed King received him
with gracious condescension till the
Liojrs opened and an even more mag
niticent train ushered in the real
King and showed to the discomfited
Italian that he had been kneeling L:e.
fore his hated rival, the French Am
bassador, who took no pains to con
ceal his satisfaction at the flattering
mistake. But his triumph was nut
to last, for in the evening of the same
day the King, with the Italian as his
partner, was playing cards against
the French Minister anl a third Am
bassador, when in the course of the
game the Italian threw down a card,
exclaining. '"That is the king and it
wins us the trick:"
His partner looked at it and said.
'-o! You only played the knave."
"0. I beg your Niajesty's pardon,
so I have:" and with a quick glance
at his French opponent he continued,
and it is the second time to-day that
I have mistaken a knave for a king."
_ Ine Laureateship.
Gray, the poet, was offered the post
of poet laureate oa the death of Col
ley Cibber, la 1757, tut refused it. for
the coitemptuous reasons set forth
in a lItter to his fr-er.d Mason. The
letter is reproduced in a recent num
ber of the Edin!;urgh, and reads: "If
a y great man wculd say to me, 'I
will make you rat-catcher to his Ma
jesty, with a salary of S200 a year
and two butts of the best Malaga,
and though it has t ee rusuallto catch a
mouse or two, for form's sake, in pult
lic o:ce a year, yet, to you, sir, we
shall tot stind upon these things,' I
ca-xot say I should jump at it. * * *
But I do rot prete. d to blame a-'y
a-!yo e else that has not the same sen
sation-s. For my I art, I would rather
be a trumpet major or pin-maker to
the palace. The office itself," he
co itinues, "has always humbled the
professor hitherto (even in an age
when kings were somebody). if he
were a poor writer, by making him
more couspicuous, or, if he were a
good one, by settirg hiin at war w.th.
the little fry of his owa profession;
for there are poets little enough to
vy even a poet laureate." The post
ws sui sequently accepted by Wil
liam Whitehead, a row entirely for
ottea versifier, whom Macauley calls
"the-most accomplished tuft-hunter
f his time."
No Wish to Intrude.
Business Man-Show me some ci
our soft black hats.
Hatter's Cle: k-Yes, sir, Here's a
ine that will just suit you. Be.4t
uality and latest style. Gentleman'9
hat. What size?
"Haven't you something wider In
he brim and a little higher in the
"Yes, sir. That's the kind we sel?
"Let me see some of them, please."'
"Yes, sir; but I don't think they
il suit you at all, Nobody but a
Chinaman buys that sort of a hat
now. I've sold 'em two dozen of
that kind in the last month."
'-That style just suits them,
"It's what they ask for when they
come in, is it?"
"And you don't try to sell them
any other kifld, do you?"
"You bet I don't.
"Well, I guess I'll go to some store
here they are as anxious to please a
white man as they are to please a
Chinaman. Good evening."-Chicago
Did but rart of fler Duty.
The umbrella of a Catholic penitent
was stolen while she was at confession.
She went with the story to Cardinal
Wiseman, hoping probably to oljamn
copensation. The only consolation
she got from the the Cardinal was this:
"My, child, I am sorry for you; but the,
Scriptures tell us to watch as well as
THE washerwoman'a motto-"Let us
soap for the best."
Brigs omfrt ndimprovement and
tends to prsonal enjoyment when
rightly used The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adaptinv th e world's best products to
the nee's ofphysical being, will attest
the value to nealth of the pure lhquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, t7.e refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a~ perfect lax
ative ; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to milhons and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on ttie Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Srup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in 50c an&S1 bottles, but it is mnan
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed ou will not
acnt anz sr'bstitute if
M" Ure Ml-sins, Brj
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A PLUCKY SCHOOL-TEACHER,
aow Her Courage Defeated Two Desperate
In these days when railway trains
and express messengers are at the
mercy of armed bandits a woman's
courage when she is confronted with
masked robbers is inspiring. A des
perate attempt to rob a safe in the
banking department of the Northern
Indiana Normal College was recently
thwarted by a remarkable display of
coolness on the part of a young
When the office was entered it was
ccupied by two women, one the
secretary and the other a teacher,
Emma Jones. It was in the middle
ot the afternoon, and the buildinge
were filled with students.
"Keep quiet or you will be shot,'
hissed the two masked men as they
rushed into the room.
One of them put a revolver in the
teacher's face, and levelled another
at the secretary. Tne other strode
toward the safe where he expected to
The school-teacher never flinched.
Instead of meekly surrendering, as
many express messengers and train
ruards have done under similar cir
cumstances, she sprang forward and
with a quick, vigorous bl w knocked
the revolver out of the intruder's
hand. He had another revolver in
his other band, but being dazed by
her unexpected resistance stooped im
pulsively to recover the weapon from
The plucky girl was too quick for
nim. instead of snatching up the
revolver, as he had feared, she darted
for the door, calling upon her com
panion to follow her. As she passed1
through the doorway a shot was
fred, but with such faulty aim that
she escaped unharmed. Plunging
headlong down the stone steps she
screamed for help.
The masked men, hearing her voice
and perceiving that delay would be
fatal, followed her without robbing
the safe. On the ground they met a
man who had answered the alarm
signal. They brandished their re
volvers and frightened him out of
his wits. Then they retreated across
the campus, and escaped down the
A swarm of students started in
pursuit, reinforced by police offic:-rs
and a Sheriff's posse. The robbers
were tracked for two miles. In therz
desperation they fired upon a farmer
who was driving a load of peaches to
market. He had a rifle and fought
3hem at long range with deadly ef
~ects He killed one and wounded the
ther, delivering the drisoner to the
The farmer drove to town and was
he hero of the college. One en
thusiast undertook to sell the peaches
for him to a grateful community, and
turned over a liberal offering of money
to him in recognition of his services.
The farmer's risk had been slight
in comparison with the school-teach
er's. Hie had his rifle and was a good
shot. She was unarmed and in the
power of her captors, but she had the
courage and wit to defy them and to
raise the alarm. She really earned
the large gift of money by her hero
ism rather than the peach-seller.
whose marksmanship had been suc
cessfully tested--Youth's Compan
ion. _ _ _ _ _ _
Won the Bet.
"Say, how many trained rats have
you around this hotel?" was the
rather startling inquiry a traveling
man addressed to the manager of a
popular hotel a few days ago.
"Well, I notice you~ are still ad
dicted to the cup," was the reply he
received from the hotel man.
"Don't you believe It," answered
the traveling man. "I just came
from my room a moment ago, and if
I didn't see a rat w.th the initials of
the hotel branded on his side I hope
I may never sell another bill of good?
"Oh, you're talking through your
tile," replied the hotel man.
"I'll bet you that 1 can point out
such a rat in ten minutes," said the
drummer. Then they went upstairs,
and, sure enough, in the traveling
man's room was a big gray rat with
the hotel initials branded on its sides.
The hotel man gave the tourist one
sharp look and then led the way to
the barroom, where the bottle was
roduced. The rat was a papier
mace rodent, and had been lettered
by the traveling man.
What are you doing to make it easier
to do right and harder to do wrong in
onnr own inwn?
ises, and a Backache
EM WYOl? 15 YOUR NIL T1
YOU? THEN N0' B# WITH l
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e Clean With
"No, I don't want it cut and 1 don't
want it trimmed," snarled the shaggy
haired young man, seating himself in
the chair and glaring savagely at the
barber, "and I'm not a foot-ball player,
nor a pianist, and I haven't taken any
vow not to have it cut. Perhaps that
will save you. the trouble of asking
questions. All I want is a shave."
"Yes, sir." The barber worked in sil
ence for ten minutes. "I have a
brother," he remarked, at last, "that's
got a head shaped just like yours. He
bas to wear his hair the same way."
JUST SICK ENOUGH TO PEEL
TIRED AND LISTLsS. TO HAVE
NO APPETITE, TO SLEEP BAD
LY, TO E'AVE wHAT YOU EAT
FEEL LIKE LEAD IL YOUR
STOMACH. NOT SICK ENOUGH
TO GO TO BED, OR HAVE A
DOCTOR. BUT REALLY, LIFE IS
HARDLY WORTH LIVING.
WILL MAKE IT SO. THEY ARE
GOOD FOR INDIGESTION.
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