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Jno. T. Barns.Com'th. Atty.
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lt. K. Gillespie,.Treasurer.
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1 A POLITICAL VENTURE I
By ELSIE D. TROUP.
ILLIAM and I had been married
two years, when he received a
letter from an old friend and neighbor
who was in business in Colorado offer?
ing him a position with a good salary
attached and a promise of future ad?
From the time of our marriage we
had felt satisfied and happy with the
modest income yielded by an honorable
position in tho town of L-in Ohio,
but, when a greater opportunity of?
fered, we seriously considered it, and
at length concluded to accept.
We made our preparations for the
change with man}- heart-burnings, for
the severing of old ties was hard to
bear and as the lnst partings with
childhood friends were said and the
tree-clod hills disappeared, we felt
somewhat less certain as to the wisdom
of our choice.
But ix;w scenes brought new
thoughts, and soon our journey was at
an end and the hearty grasp of Mr.
Thomas' hand assured us that we had
one friend in this new land.
We had heard much of the clear nir
and beautiful scenery of the moun?
tains, and as wc glanced over the little
town lying at their feet, while from
Jtwo sides a flower-rprinkled plain
swept to meet the sky, we felt n sense
of joy and interest in the new life open?
ing before us. The air of activity was
in such contrast to the quiet life we
had left, that it seemed we had stepped
into a new world. Wc soon found
ourselves merged in the busy whirl,
for William's duties began at once nnd
upon me developed the arrangement of
our new home.
Mr. Thomas had taken for us n house
two miles from the town, nnd I wel?
comed its possibilities with delight,
for I was sure no more cozy home nest
could be found. The house was nn un?
usually good one for a new country,
having been the home of a wealthy
Englishman who had returned to his
It was built of strong mountain pine
and stood where we could have a fine
view of mountain and plain, and far
enough from the road to afford seclu?
In one corner of the yard stood a
good stable, for the Englishman was
sidercd thk fortunate, as we had de?
cided to buy a strong horse, that I
might drive William to his work, and
that we might, together, in leisure
hours, vLsit the many beautiful places
about us. I had no fear of being lonely,
although the country was new and my
only neighbor lived a mile away in a
long, low ranch cabin.
T secured a strong girl to old me In
putting our house in order, and felt a
just thrill of pleasure when the work
was finished and I heard William's
words of praise.
The dining-room contained a beaati
fully ornamented grate, in whose wide
depths the mountain pine burned glo?
riously, and upon its polished shelf I
arranged vases of gay mountain flow?
er?, while easy chairs, a bright carpet,
soft muslin curtains, shelves for books,
and a small piano, our only luxury,
made the room complete.
A broad hall separated this room
from the kitchen--which was large,
ligh-t and airy, and where Tillie reigned
a model house girl?and from the
hall a broad stairway with a spacious
landing led to the sleeping rooms
above, of which there were three. To
give extra security against intruders
there were double doors nnd strong
outside shutters fastened by heavy
As the autumn days come on, the
charming drives and trips wc took
brought both health and happiness,
and when one evening William asked
me to drive him down after tea that
he might attend a political meeting,
and on the way informed me that our
friend Mr. Thomas was a condidate for
county treasurer and had asked his
nid, I little dreamed that It was the
first cloud in our happy lives.
How clearly I remember that ride!
I linger In memory over the delight I
felt as our peny trotted gayly over the
road that stretched away as smooth as
a floor, while the mountains and plain
were bathed in the soft moonlight. We
talked of the future, of what might be
the benefit to us if Mr. Thomas should
be elected; we talked of the past, nnd
the friends at home, little dreaming
that over us was the shadow of a great
I returned home before the meeting,
for William said he would walk back
after it was over, and I spent the even?
ing rending until 11 o'clock, when Wil?
liam came in flushed with victory, for
it had been decided in caucus that Mr.
Thomas would be chosen candidate
for treasurer. As William related the
incidents of the evening I thought I
never saw him so happy and full of the
enjoyment of life.
As tho days went on he was full of
interest about the campaign and was
rarely at home, for should Mr. Thomas
be elected William would be his deputy,
so he consoled me for the lonely hours
I spent by picturing the added' com?
forts and pleasures of the future.
November came with a clear, sting?
ing cold, and no politician ever felt
more satisfaction than I when, at dawn
after election, William exclaimed:
"We've won!" But much of my joy
proceeded from the feeling that now I
should have my husband's society
There was only one thing that caused
me uneasiness. This new country was
overrun with tramps and men seeking
work and the banks in the town were
not proof against burglary; so, as our
home was very strongly built and quite
secluded, William often brought home
considerable sums of money for greater
safety, feeling sure no one would sus?
pect him of having done eo. He had
several good revolvers and no one ever
molested us, so I had grown accus?
tomed to having the money in the
house. The sum had been steadily, in?
creasing and one night William re?
marked: "A hundred and fifty thou?
sand dollars is considerable money for
a poor man to have In his house."
Of late I had caught in my husband's
face a new expression, one of dreaming
and also a look of determination, but as
he never sxplained his abstraction, I
did not question him.
The autumn was well advanced and
one day the clouds threatened storm as
William and I drove rapidly home.
The wind swept down from the moun?
tain with a stinging, icy breath, and as
we alighted at our door a swirl'of snow
came down upon us, so our cheery sit?
ting-room seemed doubly delightful in
contrast with the storm without.
William seemed tobrighten under the
cheery influence of a hot dinner and a
fragrant cigar, and as he sat in the fit?
ful firelight looking so strong and
handsome, with his fine figure, his
glowing black eyes nnd bright color, I I
felt a thrill of joy that he was mine.
Suddenly he arose and coming over to '
"Annie, 1 have an engagement with
Mr. Thomas to-night to consult some
men about certain bonds we are to take
up In n few days, and, although the
night is stormy, I must go back to
town. I do not like to leave jou, dar?
ling; but you are such a brave little
woman I know you will not be afraid.
You know I have the money for the
bonds In the house, but, ns no one but
Mr. Thomas, you and I know it, there
can be no danger."
I felt a wave* of apprehension?or
was it a premonition of evil??sweep
over rac, and I could only manage to
say: "Oh, must you really go?" When
there was a tap at the door and Tillie
came in to say that an old peddler
sought shelter from the storm.
William went to the kitchen, but
presently returned nnd said: "Annie,
the man Is old, and tho night is so bad
I have allowed him to remain and I
think that after you sec him you will
feel that It is better than to send him
on; and, too, I am sure you will feel
more secure to have a man in the
My soul took greater alarm at the
thought of a strange man and so much
money in the house; but I tried to hide
my cowardly feeling under a cheerful
face. William took me in hisnrms and
kissed me tenderly, almost too tender?
ly for an evening's parting, but the
memory of that kiss is with me ever.
I assisted him to make ready for the
cold trip to town, as he insisted upon
walking, saying that he would be bet?
ter off than in the buggy. I muffled him
well and ns I stood on the step uftcr he
went away it seemed that a real west?
ern blizzard was beginning to rnge,
nnd whenT closed and barred the door
I felt it tightening around my heart, a
mingling of fear and grief.
However, I went to the kitchen to
look nt the peddler and found a little,
decrepit Jew of whom no one needed
to be afraid, but I warned Tillie not
to tell him we were alone and to take
him upstairs to bed at once. Then wc
piled wood upon the fire and barred
cVery window, and I sat down with a
book to rend until bedtime*.
I had been reading two or three
hours, perhaps, when I thought I
heard a sound outside, but I listened
and all was still. I ?losed my book und
went up to my room to prepare for
bed, for my husband would probably
not return before midnight. I was sur?
prised to find It was not later than ten
o'clock, for the time seemed much
longer with William away.
Suddcidy I heard a sound that made
my heart stand still. It was a steady
creak as though made by a saw or
some tool, and as ltseemed directly be?
low me I crept out into the hall and
strained my ears to listen. Again I
heard it distinctly. It seemed to come
from the sitting-room window, the
shutters of which were fastened by a
heavy wooden bar. I went back to my
room und stood well-nigh paralyzed
by fear; but I determined to know
what it was, so I went to my window,
softly unlocked nnd pushed open the
shutter so I could see down to the
My worst fears were realized, for, by
the fitful light of a lantern resting on
the snow, I buw the outline of three
I closed my window and my mind
seemed to shake off its terror, as I
tried to determine what to do. Then
the thought darted through me that
the old peddler was an accomplice. I
went to his room and found him sleep?
ing peaceful]}-, so I felt relieved from
the fear of nn enemy within. I aroused
him and said: 'Tor the love of God,
help me! There are burglars nt my
He waslawake in.an instant and said
with great fervor: "Depend upon me,
madam," so I aroused Tillie and wre
three stood together on the landing,
the peddler holding a revolver In his
If William were only here to protect
the money entrusted to his care! As I
listened a new terror seized upon me
and with tins thought came the reali?
zation that he mig<ht return home uny
time, and if so would surely be mur?
Presently the old peddler crept
downstairs and in a loud voice demand?
ed: "Who's there?"
There was no response, but nlmost
instantly the shutter was thrown open
and three men leaped into the room.
There was a sharp report, a flash of
fire, a shriek and the foremost man
fell headlong upon the floor. The
other two leaped out and vanished in
the storm and darkness. The peddler
stood with nrm outstretched, ready to
fire again, but after n moment of awful
silence we knew that the prostrate
figure would never more offer reslst
I descended to the fire-lighted room
>elow, nnd in the dim light there war
something about the figure stretched
on the carpet that caused a feeling of
horror to creep over me. I tore the
mask from the face and gazed spell?
bound upon the pallid features of?
William, my husband.
No words can describe tke scene that
followed?a scene that is burned into
my brain. After all efforts to restore
him had failed I was carried, crazed by
anguish, from the last embrace of my
For weeks I was oblivious to all sur?
roundings, and when I awoke to con?
sciousness my mother's loving face
bent over me. After months of tender
care I was strong enough to hear the
whole sad story and its terrible sequel.
This is the tale they told me:
A terrific storm of snow and wind
rnged for two days after the fateful
night, and Mr. Thomas was missing
from the town. When the story of the
attempted burglary was made known,
grent excitement prevailed and parties
were organized to search for the men,
one of whom, without doubt, was Mr.
Thomas. It was conceded that they
could not have gone far, on account of
the severity of the storm, and must be
concealed in some of the mountain
passes. The feeling of indignation was
intensified by the discovery that about
$40,000 was missing from the treasury,
and a band of men, known in the west
as vigilantes, vowed to find the treas?
urer, and, if possible, the money.
After three days' search a party of
men stumbled upon a cave In the moun?
tains, in the farthest end of which
were stretched two forms, which
proved to be Mr. Thomas and an un?
known man, but the stranger was
dead from fatigue and exposure. Mr.
Thomas was unconscious and badly
They wer? removed to the town and
after much suffering Mr. Thomas be?
gan to recover, although his remorse
and anguish were so great that he
begged to die. At length he Avas able
to make a clear statement of the whole
affair and confessed that he -was the in?
stigator of the plot, and William only
He said that the clock at our house
had been altered by my husband after
his return home in the evening and was
an hour slow, so they were able to be
at the meeting in town at ten o'clock,
the time the attempt at burglary was
They then came out to the houseTind
did not dream of meeting with any re?
sistance. They thought the presence
or tue peoaicr would tnrow suspicion
upon him nsan accomplice.
The money secured, the hired ac?
complice was to take it away, and both
my husband and Mr. Thomas were to
appear at the office as usual next morn?
ing', and William would give an ac?
count of the burglary and plead the
storm rts a reason for not returning to
announce it the night before. They
were also to make every possible elf ort
to trace the robbera. It seemed such a
safe way to fortune, and, but for the
unexpected resistance of the old
peddler, would probably have suc?
ceeded. Mr. Thomas himself attempt?
ed to go back after the failure of the
robberj* in order to shield himself from
suspicion; but, owing to his excite?
ment and the storm, he lost his way.
After wandering about until nearly
morning, he knew detection was cer?
tain if he returned to town then, so he
determined to escape with his accom?
plice, but the terrible storm and cold
had overcome them.
The $40,000 ho said he knew nothing
about and that my husband must have
appropriated it; but there were mur?
murs of skepticism on that point, and
there were strong threats of venge?
ance, as the more lawless element
realized that the money they hnd al?
most starved themselves to pay in
taxes, was gone, and men who lived in
lonely ranch cabins with hardly the
necessaries of life and none of its com?
forts, met in groups on the prairies and
vowed to recover the money or have
Mr. Thomas was held for embezzle?
ment and attempted burglary, and re?
leased on bail to await Iiis trial. Ue
had gone with his family for a visit to
friends in the country and was return?
ing to his home, when from among the
snnd hills rode wild-looking armed
men, closely masked, who surrounded
and seized the carriage and with re?
volvers leveled compelled the doomed
man to dismount; one of their number
then took his place in the vehicle and
drove the woman and children two
miles toward the town, when he left
them, telling them not to turn back on
peril of their lives.
What was Mr. Thomas' fate was not
known for weeks, ulthough every ef?
fort was made to find him, and if still
alive to rescue him; but one day the
swift flowing river gave up its victim.
Among the dead man's papers were
found certificates indicating that the
$40,000 of county money had been in?
vested in a mining scheme which had
collapsed. It was surmised that he
knew detection and disgrace must
come sooner or later, and, driven by
this thought, he determined to take
what remained and escape before the
loss would be discovered, and he had
induced my YVilliam to join him in the
I know my dear husband was never
deliberately wicked, he was only over?
powered by a stronger will, and I can
only pity the weakness which was the
sole flaw in a truly good and noble
character. I know his love for me
never wavered, and the thought that
he could give me greater luxuries was
doubtless the chief incentive which
prompted him to attempt so dreadful a
deed; but T wait resignedly the open?
ing of oil mysteries that I may fully
understand Hint which the Divine One
only knows.?Midland Monthly.
There I? Plenty to Do In Teaching
Birds and Animals and Look
ins; After Wonders.
A fairy's life is by no means nil play
?"nothing to do and plenty of time to
do it in;" not n bit of it! Idleness is
misery, and "all play and no work" is,
if anything, worse than "all work and
no play," and happiness is found be?
tween the two. ^vnst deal lies in tak?
ing a thorough interest in what one
has to do and doing it with one's
might; and of oil work that of the
fairies is perhaps most interesting.
In many parts of Frrfryland there
are hospituls where gnats, flies, bees
and other hnmble creatures are taken
In when injured and carefully tended.
There are schools for teaching spin?
ning to spiders and caterpillars and
weaving to the weaver bird; schools
for the blind, where moles may learn
to burrow; swimming schools for
fishes; flying schools for birds and
Kuch fishes as enre to learn; perfume
factories, where the perfume is mode
that scents the jasmine, sweet pea, the
lily and the rose. There are store?
houses, too, of splendid dreams and
castles in the nir. When you see a
bnby's face rippled with smiles as he
sleeps you may be sure that the fairies
are whispering beautiful thoughts or
showing him lovely pictures.
But the part of Fairyland to which
Nicnack had come was devoted to
trurie different occupations; it was the
store-place of wonders. Here the nu
rorn-borealis was treasured; here, too,
might be seen an assortment of halos,
mock suns, mock moons and the va?
rious forms of mirage. But, what was
:>f far more concern to Nicnack, this
was the place where the rainbow was
kept. When it hod done duty in the
sky and glnddened the eyes of men it
was taken down by the fairies, careful?
ly dusted and then folded and set aside
Nienack had been full of curiosity
as to what the treasure at the end of
the rainbow could possibly be. He now
found that it is a magic crystal prison.
When the rainbow is first set up in the
sky it is perfectly invisible. The prism
being placed at one end of the arch,
the colors are flashed along, and all
appear in their proper order. The
crystals are kept carefully wrapped in
thistle-down, and a fresh one is used
every, time.?A. E. Bowser, in St. Nich
One of Hin Other Titles.
This story is from the new biogrnphy
of the prince of Wales: On one oc?
casion when his royal highness and an
equerry were going through the Louvre
rralleries they were observed by a party
of Americans, one of whom remarked
In a loud whisper to one of his friends:
''I'll bet you ten naps that's the prince
of Wales." "Done!" cried the other.
??Accordingly a few moments later the
American approached the prince's
equerry and asked him, in a low tone, ?
Ihe name of his companion. "The earl
?f Chester," was the truthful answer.
"Sold!" said the Yankee, in a disap?
pointed tone.?Chicago Inter Ocean.
A Marguerite salad is the appropri?
ate title of a preparation of eggs and
lettuce leaves, which is an ornamental
uish certainly, and one that is also ap?
petizing. The inner leaves of the heads
tt lettuce arc arranged in the shape
of very small nests. Several eggs are
boiled hard and firm and the yolks re?
moved. The whites are cut in thin
circles and arranged in the lettuce
cups, the center being then filled in'
with the yolk of the egg mixed with
golden irraj'onnaise.?N. Y. Post.
The Wife?John, have you awakened
The Husband?No; I can't find my
JAPAN LABOE UNIONS
The Movement Is Spreading
Throughout the Empire.
There Have Decn Thirty-Eight
Striken Within u Year? Wnjrea
Have Advanced In the
Last Two Yearn.
Labor unions have been Introduced
into Japan with considerable success.
The ideas they represent seem to ap?
peal to the Japanese working people,
nnd the movement is spreading
throughout the empire with such rapid?
ity that it has already attracted the at?
tention of parliament and is likely to
create n disturbance. The strength of
the movement, although it is still in its
infancy, was demonstrated recently
when the union of ironworkers in the
city of Tokio held u public meeting.
The entire membership of the union,
1,200 in number, nnd representatives
of other organized labor were present.
Speeches were made by Messrs. Shim
uda Saburo, vice president of the lower
house of parliament; Mlyoshi Taizo,
chief justice of the supreme court;
Profs. Takano and Suzuki, of the Uni?
versity of Tokio, and Trof. Kutayama,
of the University of Wisconsin. The
Ironworkers' union is the largest and
the most prosperous in the empire,
which is probably due to the fact that
the representatives of this trade are
more Intelligent nnd better paid than
other wage-earners. There are, how?
ever, 13 other organizations in Japan,
of which ten are located in the city of
Tokio. The union of the railway men,
all of whom are employed by the gov?
ernment, is second in strength to the
The organizers and promoters of the
movement are endeavoring to steer
clear of political Influences, although
they have met with great difficulty in
doing so, chiefly because the working
people of Japan demand the extension
of the right of suffrage, which is now
limited to people who pay taxes to the
amount of 15 yen, or silver dollars, a
year. The ostensible objects of the.or
ganizatlon are to maintain wages, to
promote education, to elevate the con?
dition of the wage-earners and furnish
a system of insurance which gives 20
sen (10 cents) a day for sick members,
n funeral benefit of ten dollars und a
death benefit of $30 to families of mem?
bers. The dues are 20 cents a month.
There have be,en no less than 33
strikes in Japan within the last year,
In which several classes of laborers
were represented ? silk and. cotton
operatives, carpenters, cargo coolies,
dock laborers, miners, railway em?
ployes and others. These disturbances
have created n distrust and apprehen?
sion among capitalists thnt has been
communicated to parliament, and
several bills have been Introduced for
the regulation and protection of labor
on one hand nnd the protection of cap?
ital on the. other.
They are largely based upon British
statutes. The department of agricul?
ture and commerce has taken the mat?
ter In hand and has prepared a gen?
eral bill covering the whole subject
which Is intended for the benefit of
both the employers and the employed.
It provides for the sanitary inspection
of factories, the liability of employers
In cases of accident, safety provisions
for the protection of operatives
against dangerous machinery und fire;
it prohibits child labor under ten years
und limits working hours for children
under 15; prohibits the employment of
women when they ure in a condition
that mukes them sensitive to injury,
limits the working hours for adults to
12, requires payment for overtime, und
to prevent strikes and the coaxing of
labor away from one factory to an?
other. There is a provision requiring
every person employed in the factories
to obtain from the municipal authori?
ties u certificate or license, which Is to
be deposited with his or her employer.
Employers arc forbidden to hire per?
sons who do not present certificates,
and no person can leave a factory
against the will of his or her employ?
er without surrendering this certifi?
cate. All disputes are referred to the
police authorities for decision. Thus,
if this law is passed, strikers can never
obtain employment so long ns their
employers refuse to return their cer?
tificates, and at the same time one em?
ployer will not be able to entice away
the operatives of nnother, which is a
frequent practice in Japan.
The employer class, particularly the
Cotton Manufacturing association, op?
pose the bill because it limits the hours
of labor, requires the introduction of
sanitary improvements und payment
for overtime, while the working class
object because it disarms organized
labor of its strongest weapon by in?
troducing the certificate system.
With the exception of farm laborers
wages have advanced from 20 to 40 per
cent, through all lines of industry in
Japan during the last two years. The
result has been unhealthy competition
for employment und the demoraliza?
tion of the agricultural interests. Peo?
ple are leaving the farms and crowd?
ing into the cities to seek work for
which they have no experience or
qualifications. And, on the other
hand, it is represented that the manu?
facturers arc making a serious mis?
take by neglecting their machinery,
by employing inexperienced opera?
tives to tend their looms and spindles,
and by using cheap lubricants, which
not only has resulted In the rapid de?
preciation of the value of their plants,
but Is injuring the reputation of their
products.?W. E. Curtis, in Chicago
THE DRESS OF QUAKERS.
Their Quiet Garb Was Intended ns
a Protest Against Elstravngance
The dress of Quakerism?that Is to
say, the garb and speech which have
always been traditionally associated
with the sect?may well be treated
first, though not of the highest order
of Importance, because these go to
form the first (often the only) im?
pressions of those whose knowledge
Is confined to what has been seen only.
The use of the quietest styles, as was
common in Fox's day, and of garments
differing widely from the fashions of
later times, was a part of the strong
protest which the early Friends felt
called upon to make against the scan?
dalous and criminal license of the res?
toration period in England, when the
whole of "polite" society, following
the lead of the buffon King Charles
EL, seemed determined to turn into'
contempt all that for which Puritan
Ism had stood, Its politics and govern?
ment. Its morals and religion. In these
flays it will be admitted by most ofi
the adherents of the sect that the pro?
test or "testimony" as to plainness
of apparel is to be viewed in the Ughy.
of its higher meaning. . . . Not long
ago a man in New York published a
book descriptive of what he called
"Society," in which he attempted to
show that It was necessary for "fash?
ionable" people, in order to maintain
their "position" fully, to spend an?
nually a sum more than enough to
support the families of ^00 skilled
workingmen for the same length of
time, and that the mistress of such an
establishment was expected?that is,
compelled? to pay 910,000 for dress
alone in a twelvemonth. Here are
rich opportunities for the exercise of
the "Friendly" spirit; not necessarily
the old idea that persons should wear
a severely plain, unfashionable, and
rery conspicuous dress, or even that
there Is any especial merit In so do?
ing, but that expenditures upon tho
"things which perish" should be di?
rected by Justice, delicacy, good taste
and common sense.?Frank Leslie's
SUICIDES IN NEW YORK.
Peculiarities of Cases in the Different
Iioronffhs Arc Shown in Health
During the first three months of the
corporate existence of consolidated
New York 147 persons committed sui?
cide?lOSmcn and 20 women. Of this to?
tal 101 were in the borough of Manhat?
tan, 4 in the borough of the Bronx (ter?
ritorially larger than Manhattan), 37
In Brooklyn, four in Queens and one
In Richmond. There were twice as
many suicides by opium in Brooklyn
as in Manhattan. On the other hand,
tour persons in Manhattan committed
suicide by the agency, unusual, vague?
ly terrifying and sensationally uncer?
tain, of "carbon monoxide." Paris
green has long been discarded as an
up-to-date poison for suicides in Man?
hattan, but it was utilized in Queens.
Pnehlorlde of mercury commended it?
self to suicides in one borough only,
Brooklyn, and Chromate of potassium
was also used in Brooklyn only. Ar?
senic, as a means of self-destruction,
found favor In the borough of Manhat?
tan exclusively, and illuminating gas
In all the boroughs except Richmond,
where a loctd prejudice prevails, and it
Is not very extensively in use. One
suicide in New York adopted, accord?
ing to the board of health reports, the
slothful way of terminating his mun?
dane existence by the cocaine habit,
recalling to the mind of persons not in
official station the cuse of that court
jester in medieval times who, being
sentenced to death for his treasonable
contempt of the king and being al?
lowed to select the method of demise,
chose old age.
Of the 147 suicides, 40 of the males
were natives of Germany, 33 of the
United States and six of Russia. Of
the 39 females IS were natives of the
United States. The only Scotch sui?
cide was a woman. More English?
women than Englishmen committed
suicide, and no Italian, Hungarian or
Bohemian women did, though the
male list from these countries includ?
ed ten persons. Suicides by shooting
and drowning are less frequent than
formerly, and, generally speaking, the
number of suicides has fallen off, not
only in the borough of Manhattan, but
In the whole territory of the consoli?
dated New York.?N. Y. Sun.
DAILY COLD SPONGE BATH.
Sommer Is the Best Time tolle?ln the
Habit of Self-Hy?lenlc
Although "doctors differ" about
many things, they all agree a3 to the
advisability of the daily bath, and the
majority say that it is best taken
cold, unless the bather's vitality is
much below the average. A cold
Eponge bath is an excellent tonic as
well as nn admirable prophylatic.
The summer is the best time to ac?
quire thr habit.
Use a bathing glove or washrag, and
soap yourself rapidly and .thoroughly
from head to foot, this ought not to
take more than two or three minutes,
for the quick rubbing Is especially de?
sirable, both as exercise and for the
gkin. Then wash the soap off, rubbing
as hard and as fast as you can. and
then dry in the same fashion with a
Turkish towel, or. still better, one of
crash. The bath should occupy about
ten minutes nnd leave you with a
healthy glow when it is over.
There are many people whose con?
stitutions will not endure a cold
plunge bath; very few who would not
reap benefit from a daily sponge with
cold water, and vigorous rubbing with
a rough towel afterwards, the year
round. If cold water does not leave
you glowing, begin with lukewarm
water, using less and less warm water
every day until you can dispense with
It entirely.?Chicago Times-nerald.
Heat ro a Medical Measure.
Medical journals occasionally take
up the subject of treatment by means
of heat. The method has not met with
extreme favor because of errors in ap?
plying it. This form of alleviating
pain and curing disease Is by no means
new, having been successfully prac?
ticed by some of the laity for many
years. The heat must be extremely
dry to have the best effect: steam or
moisture is incompatible with success,
for as soon as a sufficiently high tem?
perature is reached the steam renders
ft unbearable to the patient. One of
the best and simplest ways to apply
dry heat is to fill bottles or cans with
boiling water, wrap them in pieces of
cloth and place them as near to the
patient as can be borne. Neuralgia,
rheumatism and digestive disorders
have been known to vanish as if by
magic under this treatment. All that ?
Is necessary is to refill the vessels as
often as required. They mxist be abso?
lutely water-tight and not a drop of
moisture must touch the wrappings,
ns this would create the steam, which
Is so objectionable. Congestive head?
aches and severe nervous attacks have
been removed at once b}* this means.
Where medical facilities are not easily
obtained n number of cans or bottles
kept expressly for the purpose of hold?
ing hot water will be found of great
advantage.?X. Y. Ledger.
Inexpensive Summer Dress.
To have a summer dress which is
light In weight as well as airy in ap?
pearance Is the principal object dur?
ing the sultry days of July and August.
These dresses can be made at home of
white or printed organdies and are iu
exnensive. Two narrow rufiles edged
with baby ribbon finish the bottom of
the skirt. The waist has a yoke and a
slightly bloused effect in the front, tho
back fitting somewhat snugly. The
sleeves are gathered, a Barrow rufile
to match those on the bottom of the
skirt running around the arm's eye
and making a pretty effect. A white
belt or sash ribbon to match the baby
ribbon is often worn with this cos?
Cut open some sponge cakes, and
lino with them the bottom and sides of
a buttered mold, instar shape, putting
the outside of tho cakes against tho
mold. Empty a can of apricots, or
some fresh ones, into a stewpan, add?
ing sugar as needed, a glass of sherry
and a few drops of vanilla; simmer for
a few minutes, then rub through a
sieve. Add to the pulp half an ounce
of dissolved gelatin, then pour eareful
ly into the mold. Chop up C -pricot
kernels and mix with the pulp.?House?
When dandruff appears it is usu?
ally regarded as an annoyance. It
should he regarded as a disease. Its
presence indicates an unhealthy con?
dition of the scalpf 'which, if neg?
lected, leads to baldness. Dandruff
should he cured at once. The most
effective means for the cure is found
in AVER'S HAIR VIGOR. It
promotes the gr&wth of the hair, re?
stores it ivhen gray or faded to its
original color, and keeps the scalp
clean and healthy.
"For more than eight years I was greatly
troubled with dandruff, and though a young
tnun, my hair was fust turning gray and fail?
ing out. Ilaldness seemed
Inevitable until I began to
The dandruff has been
entirely removed and my
hair Is now soft, smooth
and glossy and fast re?
gaining itsorigmal color."
?L. T. VALLE, Allenton,
London has about 178 rainy days i;i
Blind men outnumber blind women
by two to one.
In buttle only one ball out of 65 takes
Afghanistan hus a regular army of
about 00,000 men.
The machinery of a first-class battle?
ship weighs about 1,300 tons.
Five hundred trading vessels leave
the Thames daily for all parts of the
Forty tons of rust have been taken
out of the Menai iron tubular bridge
it one cleaning.
Matches to the value of ?37,000,000
are annually consumed throughout
It seems that 25 per cent, of the
.vomen of England cam their own liv?
ing, but one would scarcelj- believe
that there are something like 100 fe?
male blacksmiths in that country.
In Berlin the firemen wear water
jackets, with a double skin, which they
are able to fdl with water from the
hose. If the space between the two
layers becomes overtilled the water es?
capes through a valve at the top of the
Drums, which are now used through?
out the British army, were first intro?
duced into Europe by the Saracens.
The fife was introduced into the Eng?
lish nrmj- by the duke of Cumberland
In 1745. The guurds were the first
corps to adopt it.
The latest lifeboat, which is said to
have been approved by the admiralty,
carries three, long cylinders into which
a million cubic feet of air can be com-1
pressed. This air will drive the boat
15 miles an hour for six hours.
The quantity of food used In a 20
dnys' trip per an ocean greyhound.
Bombay to London, with about 550
passengers, consists of eggs, 32,000;
meat, 23,000 pounds; vegetables, 8,200
pounds; potatoes, 9 tons; ducks, 1.200;
came and poultry, 1,400 head; fish, 11,
300 pounds; flour, 44 barrels.
All persons whomsoever are hereby no?
tified and warned not to bunt, fish, ride,
walk, drive stock across or otherwise tres?
pass on my premises, for the law against all
such will be rigidly enforced.
Samuel T. Henxi.m.kk.
April 20, 1S98. 4-21-Om
SEMINARY FOR S?LE.
The valuable property known as the
Tazewell Female Seminary is for sale. It
is a new and large building anil located on
one of the principal streets of the town. It
can be used for school or other purposes.
For terms apply to
GEO. VV. ST. CLAIM.
1.27-tf. Tazewell, Va.
Job Work. . .
Is complete. All kinds
of work done neatly and promptly.
and Special Jobs.
Our prices will be as low as tbose
of any tirst-elass offce.
Have You Property
You Wont to Sell ?
Place it with
Clinch Valley Real Estate Agency.
It will cost you nothing unless sales are
made. We give below a description of
some of the properties now in our hands:
120 acres of line land in the corporation
of Ricblamls, south of Clinch River, all in
a high state of cultivation, nearly one-half
in river bottoms, a splendid, new, 8-room
house and all . necessary out-buildings.
Price $3000, one-third cash,, residue 1, 2
and 3 years. Title perfect.
214 acres of tine blue grass land, all
cleared but about 30 acres, 4-room house,
two barns with other outside buildings,
tine spring of never-failing water, school
houses and churches nearby, grx?d fences,
about one mile south of Doran, N. & W.
R. R. Would sell in two parts. Price925 ?
per acre, one-tiiird cash, residue 1, 2 and
20,<h)0 acres of the finest coal lands in
Virginia, in the counties of Tazewell and
Buchanan. Price given upon examination
A good dwelling with 8 rooms, at Rich
lands, |350, half (rash, one and two years.
This is a tmrgain.
214 acres of land in Baptist Valley, 120
acres cleared, rest in good timber, U-room
house, 1 good barn ami other necessary
out-buildings, water in the yard and a line
white sulphur spring 200 vards from the
house, which is NOTED FOR CIS ME?
DICINAL QUALITIES, S32U0, half cash,
residue 1 ami 2 years.
170 acres of fine land within two miles of
Cedar Bluff and Pounding Mill, 150 acres
cleared ami 20 acres of splendid white oak
timber, excellent water in yard, fine, large
orchard, good 0-room dwelling, new barn
60x34 feet, good stabies and convenient to
house, fences and all buildings in excellent
repair. Price $4,500, $2,000 cash, balance
in 1, 2 and 3 years.
A farm of 75$ acres in Thompson Valley,
all cleared except two acres, new six room
dwelling outside work completed, good
barn, stable, t.vo new corn cribs, granary,
apple house, splendid spring, good fences,
250 fruit trees selected fruit. Price $1,450,
one-half cash balance on time. This is a
Farm of 118 acres at Graham, 50 to CO
acres cleared, 3 good gardens, five room
dwelling, good stable, ice house, coal house,
corn crib, etc. About 50 acres in grass.
This land can be bought at a bargain.
Terms given on application.
275 acres of fine grass and grain lands
between Cedar Bluff and Pounding Mill,
200 acres cleared in a high state of culti?
vation, balance in fine timbei, good six
room hiiuse, all necessary outbuildings,
good barn 75 x 50 feet, good never-failing
spring within 40 yards of barn, farm and
buildings in good repair, 5 acres in orch?
ard. Price $25 per acre, one half cash,
balance on easy terms. This land is adopt?
ed to all kinds of grain and grass, and is a
250 acres of the choicest blue grass and
grain lands in Tazewell County. 3 miles
south of Cedar Bluff, all cleared but about
40 acres of line timber. Well watered
with 21 springs of limestone water. 40
acres bottom balance rolling, and in a high
state of cultivation, can all be cultivated.
Two story frame building, all necessary
out buildings, a line apple orchard, one
acre in grapes. Price $9000. Terms $2000
cash, residue from one to ten years time,
party old and does not need the money.
This is a bargain that can be seen only
once in a life time. If you dont believe it
come and see.
For particulars call on
WM. C. PENDLETON,
Or W. B. SPRATT,
Sch lirie in Effect
may 1st, 1898.
TRAINS LEAVE TAZEWELL
4.36 p. m. daily and 2.30 p. m. daily ex?
cept Sunday. K
1.30 a. m. daily and 10.55 a. m. daily ex?
TinKFT<3 sold to
I IOr\E. I ? all po,mts
ohio, indiana, illinois
WEST, NORTH-WEST, SOUTH-WEST.
FIRST CLASS, SF "OND CLASS
AND EMIGRAn TICKETS.
-the best ROlifrTfo the
North ainjD East.
Pullman Yestibuled Coaches,
Sleeping and Dining Cars.
8kb that your tickets read over the
NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILROAD
cheapest, best and quickest line.
Write for Rates, Maps, Time-Tabies
Descriptive Pamphlets to any Station
Agent, or to
W. B. Bevill, Allen Hill, M. F. Braco,
Gcn'l Pass gt. Div. Pass. Agt.
TAZEWELL DYE HOUSE,
MAIN ST., TAZEWELL, VA.
We the undersigned cheerfully recom?
mend to the public the above firm to clean
or dye all soiled or old clothing in a satis?
factory manner. Stuart Bowe.v.
Geo. R. Surface.
W. G. Harris-son.
W. D. Bucknkr.
E. W. Dodd.
W. G. Youno.
Jxo. T. Barns.
T. E. George.
T. A. Lynch.
J. F. Hurt.
nch Valley Roller Mills.,.
! PS 2
Why run the risk of eating adulterated
Hour when you can get ]>erfectly pdre Uour
by buying that manufactured at hope?
'Z&^^^v We guarantee our flour to be made fi
and as good as the best.
Our millers are skilled in their business.
Try any of our brand-- of flour and you will be Fatislied.
Our meal and chop a-e up to the standard.
HIGG1NB?TH?M & KIR8Y,
r Bluff, Va., June 23, 1898.
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