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THE COLUMBIA IIEHALD: FRIDAY, AlHiUST
1!, 1898. 7
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I have discovered BATTLE AX!
There is a satisfied glad I've got it expression on
the faces of all who discover the rich quality of
It is an admirable chew fit for an Ac niral.
In no other way can you get as large a piece of as good
tobacco for tO cents.
Pemember the name
1 v when you
MARTIN & -
Machinery reDairinc of all kinds done
res. Engine. Thresher slid Saw Mill work a specially. Also dealers in Iron
Piping, Steam and (in Fittings, Inspirators, Injectors and Bras Goods of all
kinds. rickering or Sensitive governors
We ar Agents for the Champion
This waon is a curiosity in the way of improvement on a farm wagon. It
w ill pay all parties wanting the beet wagon on the market to examine the Cham
pioi. before purchasing. We would be glad to see parties wanting anything in
our line at our machine shop in front or
(Continued from Third Page.)
Wkst Point, August 15. Sundav
ochool met as usual at this place last
Kevs. Tyler and D. S. Waynlck, of
your city, will begin a series of meet
ings at this place the fourth Sunday at
S rry to report Mr. Henry Murphy
Mr. J W. Bassham and wife visited
Mr. .1. VV. Watson and family last week.
Some of our young pe pie are attend
ing Hie protracted meeting at Godwin's
chapel this week.
The clover cron is almost a complete
failure in this section of country, owing
to the continued rains and the grass
hoppers. runners here are selling their wheat
at boo this week to Mr. S. H. Nichols, of
M r. John Hassham has rented his farm
to Mr. L. A. Goad, of Murfreesboro foi
"Zula" will spend the latter part of
this week with friends at Hreutwood
K. II. Watson has sold his buggy, and
savs when he hnda a girl to ride with
him he will purchase a rubber-tired
Miss llulda Walters entertained some
friends from Timnions a part of last
Cuuning peaches is the latest with
the house-keepers in this vicinity.
Mr. Zollie Walters is spending-.this
week with friends neat Santa Ke.
Revs. S. MJ uiipton and W. T. Ussery
w ill begn a tent meeting at Lasting
Hope next Sunday morning.
With kindest regards to all, I remain
the same. Zula.
If vou want a large yield buy the
Hoosier Press Drill with Disc
openers. Newest thing out ; come and
see it. Hattkkfiem) & Dodson.
ItKiHWiM.K, Aug. 11 The revival at
the Metliodistchurch closed last Tues
day night. The meeting resulted m
four conversions, several reclamations
and much good to the entire member
ship. Kev. W. K. Powers is at Nebo this
week, assisting Kev. Heaslry in his
meeting. Mrs. Powers aud children
lire with Mrs. Thurston Xeelley during
Mr. Powers' absence.
Kev. A. J. Kansoin, of Marshall
County, is assisting Kev I. M. White in
a series of meetings, which began at
Hopewell on Sunday and will continue
throughout the week.
Kev. S. L. MeCarly will till his regu
lar appointment at Keece's Chapel next
We regret to state that Mr. W alter
Scon's condition tscontiuually growing
Miss Hrownie Howlett, of Nashville,
has tvphoid fever at the home of her
brother, Dr. K.S. Howlett, where she has
been visiting for several weeks. Her
mother and sister, Miss Lizzie Howlett,
came down the first of the week to be
with her. Miss Mrownie's many friend
here hope fo- her a speedy recovery.
Mr L. C. Payne, of Mi. Pleasant, is
with relatives here.
Mesdatnes Henry Davis and Scotch
Patterson, of Clarksville, are visiting
their brother, J. K. lleUuclsoii, and
Dromotlv and goo. at reasonable nrl
rurntsned on snort nottca.
rasseuger Depot, toiumoia, i enn.
other relatives in this neighborhood,
Mr. Joe Reavise, wife and two chil
dren, who have been spending the sum
mer with the family or Mr I. B. Hry
ant, left for their home in North Caro
lina yesterday. Mr. Reavise is well
pleased with Tennessee; so much so
that he thinks of returning soon to
make it his home.
Mrs. AnnaG. Adkisson, accompanied
hy her two brothers, Alva and Johnnie,
leave ior mempnis to-aa", wnere ivirs.
Adkisson resumes the supertntendency
of Dr. Maury's infirmary. Her mother,
Mrs G. I). Matthews, has rented her
farm and will move about Sept. 1st to
Memphis, where she will reside in the
future. Much regret is expressed at
the loss of, such excellent neighbors
Mrs. Richard Terry, of Jefferson,
Texas, and Miss Corena Terry, of
Terry, were guests oi s. v, ferry ana
family this week.
Miss Mattie Milliard and nephew
Robert llilliard, of aslivilie, have Deen
with friends and relatives here the p ist
Miss Mary L. Trousdale, after spend
ing vacation with her aunts, the Misses
Moore, lias returned to iveniucKy, to
tak? charge of her school.
Mrs. ti. C. Thompson and little
daughter Lucile, have returned from
Cha. A. Wright and Seth Perry are
back from frimms, both greatly im
proved by the trip. Mr. Wright speaks
of returning the latter part of the week
which circumstance leads many of hi
friends to believe thU there are other
and stronger attract! ns than the health
restoring properties of the waters of
Sam Gidcomb and family are visiting
their relatives near Fly's store at this
P. II. Nelson, of Springfield, is clrcu
lating amonu relatives aud friends at
this, nis former home.
Mr. Amos Vaught, of Nashville, is on
a visit to Mr. Dave Scotts family.
A man mav dress as well as .his own
good tudgineiil and the assistance of a1
artistic tailor may elect. He may taae
his "tubs," but if his digestive organs
are out of order, he will have an un
wholesome appearance. His complex
ion and the white of his eyes will have
a yellowish cast. His tougue will De
....-(...I utniptitrt nnor. his teeth rnslv
' l.ij hruultl .. h.kfYI I II uhl.t Iff ia IIMA I i r
unmistakable sign of constipation. 'I' ne
quickest, surest, easiest w ay t cure
who trouble is to lake Dr. Pieree' Pleas
ant. Pellet. They are made of reiined
concentrated vegetable extracts Noth
ing in the least harmful enters into
rtieir composition. They-hunt down all
impurities, and "make them move on."
Tney a e the product of many years'
study and practice. Dr. Hierce cannot
alTord to put tortn a wortmess article.
Address with L'l one cent stamps, to
cover cost of mailing only, World's Dis
pensary Medical Association, Buffalo,
N. V., and get a free copy of the Medi
SorniroKT. Aug. 17 The meeting at
llelhel umseU iat uigut. It In ted over
a week, and w as conducted by Bro. Bry
an, of .Nashville- He did Home excel
lent preaching. Kight made the con
fession and were inlmersed.
Miss Marv Worley, of Cathay's Creek,
isvisiiiug Miss Lizzie Murphey, and
iias beeu otieiKiiug the ineeiiug.
Thoce w li"HlteiKi-d the meeting from
a distance were: Mrs. Kate Duggar
nd Luia Richardson, f Nitversvuie;
I. ula aud Nflras Morrow aud Kskes and
Boh Farias, nf Bit; Creek: Miss Nannie
Bedding and several others, from Camp
Miss Kvie McKlssick, of Kttaton,
spent several days here since our last
Mrs. Overstreet Is stavinir a while
with her son, Mr. Tom Overstreet, and
Air. Jeff wells, ot (iiies county, at
tended preaching at Bethel Sunday.
as news is scarce, I will close, witn
best wishes to the IIehu.w and Its
mHnv readers. I,rni.LK.
Nkai'olis. Aue.il). Mr. Martin Nmd-
ers, of Waco. Texas, was he guest of
Ins sister, Mrs. litickaby, not loan
Miss W'axie Allen is visiting relatives
in Nashville at this wr'ting.
Mrs. Davis and little daughter Ava
May were with friends at Dark's
Masters Hugh and Jack McNish have
Miss lrvie Sanders visited Miss Lola
Sowell, of Mallard, last week, and at
tended the meeting at Blantou's
Miss Nera Campbell has returned to
her home in Nashville.
As news is scarce, we will close.
The Institute household and
faculty are enjoying the enlarged
outlook of work for the coming year.
Mr ohoup. without releiiqiiihing
his interest in t'ie Institute, will de
ybte his time and energies chiefly to
the hoyt,' school. At one time, when
the mist of medievalism en
shrouded woman's education, the
Croxitnity of a buys' school to a girls'
oarding school would have been
thought detrimental to the interests
of both. In this day of advance
ment, when girls and boys sit side
by side in our best colleges, such
notions are not only old fashioned,
but are insults to high-bred re-
One feature of the coming year at
the Institue, intended especially for
the day pupils, will be a weekly talk
in the museum to explain its curios.
A commonplace school or home,
like a commonplace person, is stulti
fying. But the full value of an in
tellectual environment, books, pic
tures, statuery, and the curios that
tell of the life and thought of differ
ent nations, can be realized by the
inexperienced only by the judicious
guidance of others.
At the request of some of the
former pupils. Miss Bryant will form
post-gradute class, to hold a week
ly meeting to study the epic poem of
great nations, beginning with the
great English epic, "Paradise Lost."
This class will be open to all who
desire to join it.
After an absence of quite while,
we come again with the few items
we have gathered.
Mrs. Ellis Wood is now visiting
friends near Campbell's Station.
Miss Mattie McGaw has returned
from a visit to relatives and friends
Mrs. John Harbison is the gu"st of
Theta friends at present.
Miss Emma Dorris, ofNahville,
is visiting Miss May Tucker.
Miss Elise Caldwell entertained a
number of her little friend- ' Tues
day evening, in celebration of the
twelvth annivt rsaiy of her birthday.
The evening was spent in playing
parlor games, and dainty refresh
ments were served.
The McDowell School wl'l open the
first Monday in September.
will sow to perfection, wheat, corn,
oats, beans and any thing else that
any other drill will sow. If you
want an up-to-date Drill buy a
tf Sattebkield & Dodson.
Col.N N. C Seeking Important Data tn
Support a Kill.
Congressman N. N. Cox, of the
Seventh District, was in the city
yesterday and is hard at work try
ing to secure important evidence to
support a bill he will present at the
next session of Congress. At the
surrender ot Johnston the terms of
surrender permitted all cavalrymen
to retain their horses, so as to beanie
to help make a crop on the return to
Under these terms many Tennes
see cavalryman started home with
their horses. But at Sweetwater, an
officious Q lartertnaster seized the
horses aud they were left to get
home as best they could. Col. Cox
hopes to get A bill through compen
sating these cavalrymen for the
horses thus taken, as they were per
sonal property under the (erms of
The official records show these
facts, but do not show the names of
the men or the value of the horses
taken. In furtherance of his desire
to obtain some compensation for
these men, Col Cox desires any offi
cer who knows the value of the
horses so impressed or who can give
him the name or uames of officers
knowing this fact to communicate
with bun at Franklin as soon as
In inducing Congress to pass a bill
providing for payment for the horses
so taken some correct statement
must be presented approximating
the value of property seized. Tues
day s American.
I NCALLKO rOK LEITKKS.
The following is the list of letters
the week ending August 18, lsns.
Blazer, A K
Bales, L K
Boyce, Miss S
Brown, Mrs J
Brown, Mrs. S
Craig, D N
Lusk, M L"H
Mac key, B
Moore, Miss B
May berry , H
Mariny Miss B
Moore, Miss M
Moore, Miss S L
liicksnu, Miss M A Perry, Ella
Kwing, W N
Pru'tt. J T
Prierson, Mary A
Hill, K H
Howell, W P
Jackson, Mrs A
Slockard, Miss K
Walker, Mrs M
Wilkes, Miss TO
Wilson, Miss S
Young, John M
Parties calling for the above
will please say p M
THE FALL OF MANILA.
Only Eight Americana Klllil Sptinlsh
Lou Wmn Heitvy.
Details of the capture of Manila
by the combined naval and land
forces under Admiral Dewey aud
Maj -Gen. Merritt have been re
ceived. Our casualties were eight killed
and forty wounded. The Spanish
loss is estimated at 120 to 61)0 killed
The Americans captured 11,000
prisoners, 7 (XX) being Spanish regu
lnrs; '20,(XK) Mauser rifles, 3,000 Rein
iii'tous, eighteen modern caution
and many of obsolete pattern.
The city fell with very little fight
ing. The brunt of the attack was at
Malate, where the Spaniards ran up
the white flag after a brief resist
ance. The formal terms of surreud
er were signed later and at 5 o'clock
the city was turned over to the
Americans. The Spanish flig was
hauled down and Lieut. Brumby, of
the Olympia, ran up the stars and
stripes over th capital of the Philip
The insurgents were not allowed
to enter the city, aud were driven
out of part o' the American treuches,
of which they tried to taKe posses
sion. It now develops that Gen. Augusti
did not leave Manila until after the
surrender, although it had been
given out that he left on Friday.
Inimediatly after the American flag
had been hoisted over Manila, -the
German steamer Kaiserin Augusta
sneaked out of the harbor, with
Augusti aboard, and without stop
ping to extend the usual courtesy
of offering to carry dispatches.
LAMBS FOB THE SLAl'UHTEB.
Republican Nominate CandMate fur
Governor nl C-Miniilssloner.
The Republican State Convention,
io session at Nashville Wednesday,
nnmimtted James A. Fowler. U
young lawyer of Anderson county.
as their candidate for uovernor,
and the following as candidates for
Railroad Commissioners: James A.
Greer, of Loudon ; R. A. Haggard, of
Wayne, and Zick Taylor, of Shelby.
The RMpuolioans had some trouble
in fliiuiiig a candidate for Gov
ernor, as no one seemed willing to
suffer certain defeat at the hands of
Democracy. Definite arrangements
had been made for Sam. W. Haw
kins, of Huntingdon, to be nomina
ted, but things took a turn, and the
young min from Anderson wa put
The platform adopted deal large
ly with State's issues, setting forth
desirable reforms in State af
airs, favoring constitutional am in J
ments, and declaring; for the repeal
of the present election laws. The re
peal of the present Railroad Com
mission act is also favored, with the
establishing of a non-partisan Riil
road Commcsion t administer to
the public good, with justice to
both the railroad and the people.
Two planks of the platform read
"We congratulate the country on
the prosperity which has now come,
due largely to the return of the Re
publican party to power, the enact
ment of tne Dingiey Bill and the
maintenance of tne gold standard.
Wh fuvor the immediate construc
tion, under strictly American con
trol, of tne Nicaragua canal.
"We believe in an extension of
trade aud commerce with foreign
countries. Believing that trade foi
lows he fl iir. we declare in favor of
the annexation of Porto Rico and
all the West India Islands, and tliat
if an independent government caii
uot be established hi Cub a it be ulti
muteltr Miniuvnrl hv the free c Uiseilt
of the people of the island, and such
control ot tne rnuippines auuomcj
islands as shall secure to the United
rilurwa tli a trurln and OOminefCe of
those islands and good government
ol their people."
Yalaable to Women.
Especially valuable to women is Brown'
Iron Bitters. Backache vanishes, headache
lisappears, strength takes tlie place of
weakness, and the glow of health readily
:omes to the pallid cheek when thi won
Jerful remedy is takt n. For sickly children
or overworked men it has no equal. No home
should he without this famous remedy.
Browus' Iron Bitters is sold hy all dealers.
(lt EAT FL'NEKAL PiL E.
Awful Sight Wltneel at the Creunttlon
of Ilodles at Santlngo.
Santiago de Cuba, August 16.
The bodies of the dead Spaniards
continue to be cremated. Over 700
have been burned so far. This a'ter
noon seventy were to be burned.
Over two rails a dozen bodies are
stretched, across them another
dozen, and then about thirty corpses
arie stacked In an immense funeral
pile ten feet high. The pile is then
saturated with kerosene and the
torch applied. A fall of rain put out
the fire, causing the bodies to be
only half burned.
Around the pile lay twenty-two
coffins containg bodies in a state of
decomposition Several naked bodies
wt re strewn upon tne grouna in a
ci nJition of putreraction. Aitogetn
er about seventy unburied anu un
c msumed bodies were there.
The stench was terrible. This
happened at a cemetery within the
citv limits. I tie authorities auu me
cemetery officials say it is impos
sible to get men to work at the ere
matlon. Wages of a dollar a day
proves no inducement to the natives
to work at this gruesonn it.
The partially consumed bodies
will be left on the earth until to
morrow when dry weather may help
the work of cremation. These e.
enty bodies represent two days dead
from the Spanish camp. The danger
to the population from the stench,
the presence of the buzzards, vul
tures and flies are incalculable.
Republican Congressional Convention.
The Republican Congressional
Committee of this district met Mon
Jay in this city, with P.J.Clark, of
Giles county, as Chairman, aud
John W. Jackson, of this,citv, as
Secretary. It was decided after a
short dl-cussion to hold a conven
tion at Lawreticeburg on Oct. 11, for
the purpose of nominating a candi
date for Congress from the Seventh
SnbscrIbf f0r the Herald.
A LIVELY KOW.
Trouble ltetween a LHrgx Number of
Soliller nt Omiip Merritt.
A San Francisco .telegram to the
Chicago Inter Ocean says:
Camp Merritt last night was the scene
of a gigantic riot, in which fully 1,'xU
soldier took part. Fists were the -1 1 1 v
weapons usd. The disturbance lasted
twenty minute, when the rioters were
dispersed hy repeated charges of a hni
tery of t'ie I'hiid Artillery and a com
pany of cavalry. The men involved in
the disturbance are members of th'
New York, Kansas and Tennessee rei- .
ments. The Commanding otilsers to
day said they would take no olli itl
cognizance of the affair. It is likely,
however, that olliclal actim" will have
to he taken, m another outbreak is ex
pected to-morrow night
A Lieutenant of a Tennessee com
pany says a finish tight, iu which the
three regiments will again participate,
is planned. There is absolutely no
sectionalism as far as the North and
South are concerned. The trouble may
be said to be the outcome of a social
feud. The rank and lile of the Ten
nessee and Kansas troops are mostly
country boys, and that fact has been
referred to in the newspapers, while
the New Yorkers have been exploited
as aristocrats, millionaires' sousof tuny
blooded Knickerbocker stock. Tiie i
ansas inn i enuessee men were a i
noyed by this, and fancied thev saw a
lack of cordiality in the . ?w Yorkers.
The result was the Kansas troops ;
planned what is known as a "rough
house,'' really a raid on the New Y'ork
touts, in which the tents werJ to be
turned wrong side out. The Tennessee
troops Joined the Kansas forces, and
the New Y'ork hovs resisted. A g 'li-
eral engagement ensued. Camp Mr
rit w is in great np-oar; fully i,-xK) so
diers were clinching and struggling,
piled up by doxens, a-i in a loot bill
The utr was titled with the rebel yell
of the Teunesseans and the college veil
of the New York boys as they rallied
and charged by companies or battalions
to repel ine invaders. ot a c xnp tny
in the three regiments involved does
not boast a dozen or more p iir of black
eyes. The entire affair is much In the
nature or a nig class rush at college.
The guard was hastily called out, but
it was found necessary to use more
troops to restore lieaoe. The battery
and company of cavalry hastily
mounted aud charged through the camp
streets, scattering the struggling com
batants. Kpeaterlly the troopers
spurred their horses into the rioters,
Who, driven back, renewed the tigbting
between the tents and inside the te'its.
Finally, wearied by their exenion,
and their holds on each other broken
by horses'. hoofs, the blue coated light
ers retreated in good" order and planned
runner hostilities. i
AX EVTKKPKIIIN-ft IMU'GGIST.
There are few men more wide awake
and enterprising than Woidridge iV
Irvine, who spare no pains to secure
the best of everything in their line for
their many customers. Thev now have
the valuable agency for l)r. king's New
Discovery for consu motion, coughs and
o.ilds. This is the wonderful remedy
that in producing such a furore all over
the country by its many startling cures.
it ansointeiy cures asthma, bronchitis,
hoarseness and all affections of the
throat, chest and lungs. Call at above
drug store and get a trial bottle free or
a regular size for 50o and $tiM. Guar
anteed to cure or price refunded
June: ly (b)
Lieut Hnbson Is now the hero of a
merry (s)macki Pulaski Citizen.
Holdingwins by t25(j votes. The
opposition died hard and kicked a
long time, out Kicking against the
will of the people is like kicking
against a stona wall. It only hurts
the kicker. Pulaski Citizen
The Hon. Bllll Mason may soon
be expected to t9p down before the
footlights and ay: "I done it.'
Nashville has passed an "anti sp't"
law, making it a misdemeanor for any
one to spit upon the floors of any public
buildings, street-cars, etc. This is a good
law and should be adopted by other
THE EX-CONRESSMAN'$ INVITATION.
Mulder frank and fj-oe,
Leave ;he town with inel
Leave the c ty for the woodlands,
For the tiildH of entcrsM porn,
For the mend-, with nudilng streamlets
Slnni'iK praises to tb4 taiorn ;
For the hllli that bound the distance,
Crowned with purple diadems;
For the nuiulilne on the aswdrops,
Decking '.mm and plnnls with gems
Malilm sweet and fair,
Young and debonair, j ,
Leave the city's smoke and hurry.
Never censing toll and pslh,
Noisy streets end nolxoiiie Sllt'ts,
Love of gold nd greed of gain,
Where the soul is cribbed ana cabined,
Where the honrt has lack of room, ,
Where the ghosts of wnt an hunger
Bulk around in robes of glooiu.
Maiden dear and free,
Kutnre here we see
Nature in her robes of beauty,
Glowing in her summer dress,
Free from artificial fetters,
Free from sorrow and distress,
Soothed by Found of running waters.
Charmed by humming of the bees,
Let us rest within the shadows
N Of the grand primeval treea.
1 human Dunn hngllxh In Independent.
Trying; t Wake Vp Wordiworth.
Alfred Tennyson's largeness of mind, and
of heart was touchingly Illustrated by bis
reverence for Wordsworth's poetry, pot
withstanding that the immense merits he
recognized In it were not. In his opinion,
supplemented by a proportionate amount
of literary skill. He was always glad to
ihow reverence to the "old poet."
''Wordsworth," he said to me one day, "li
staying at Hempstead in the house of his
friend, Mr. Iloare. I must go nnd sea
him, and you tuunt come with me."
As we walked back to London through
grussy fluids Tennyson complained of the
old jtoet's eolil nets. He bad endeavored to
stimulate suie latent artlors by telling
Wordsworth of a tropical Island where the
trees, when they first came Into leaf, were
a vivid scarlet; "every one of them, I told
biin, is Hush all over the islund, the color
of blood! It. would not da 1 could not
influence his imagination In the least!"
"Memoirs of Lord Tennyson."
The Akkas, or forest dwarfs of Central
Africa, gave II. M. Stanley and his follow
ers an immense amount of trouble In his
last memorable expedition. These little
"niggers" are a diminutive race of people
about 4 feet lu Inches in height. They
were continually harassing the explorer,
who found them cowardly, treacherous and
very expert In the use of poisoned arrows.
FLOTSAM OF THE STREET.
Two fillmpwi of a Life That Was Marr4
IIo is not good to look upon, but you
have teen hlin.
At .he door of the County building, a
you passed on Kandulph street, ho hna
iliiiined your notice, nnd u wuvo of repul
sion has swept over jou, hs, ngiilnt your
will, you looked at him again. Pitiful
whs that upon which your jiue rested
the wttK-k of a man's strong body, with
lcps cut oil above the knees.
lie Is not clean. How could he be who a
mingling with tho city's dim Coal dust
is ground into his skin, his face is sad, a
straggling black mustache and matted
raven hair make doubly ghastly the pallor
of his face.
All day ho sits there on the pavement,
lncapuble of motion, mutely offering his
wares pencils, pins and other odds and
ends. When you come down to work, he
is thero, and when you seek ynur fireside
he still is there. The burning summer sun
and winter's icy winds make him their
prey, but cannot drive him from his post.
Mere sen ante driftwood of the street,
something repellaut, hardly thought of as
a man such he is to you.
But life, is often like a shield, two Filled.
The other side limy well be Worth a look.
At dusk a rattling wagon calls for him.
Tho driver lifts blm in and drives away.
Far to tho south it stops before a shabby
cottngo. The fragment of a ninn is lifted
out and carried to tho door, which opens
et the sound of steps. It closes fust behind
him nnd shuts out the misery of the day.
What innglc is there heref In a lleotlng
moment whnt a change?
He who was a ..helpless outcast now is
king. Outside grimy crlpplo, here a
husband and a father. Pressure of loving
arms, tender looks from faithful eyes,
children's happy clamor at his coming
all are bis.
Oblivious of enro Is he, as after the sim
ple n ical his babies climb Into his arms
and play with bright pennies he has saved
for them. And when, the wee ones safe
in bed, he sits beside bis patient wlfo the
caro and sadness of the day are lost, and
he is full content.
Aro you more fortunate than bef Chi
cago Inter Ocean,
Queer Boperatltlnn That Hedge About a
Ilaruileia Little Animal.
The shrow, or shrowmouse, as it is
commonly culled, is found in nearly all
parts of the world. It Is distinguished by
an elongated, pointed muzzle, small eyes,
plantigrade, six toed feet and glands that
secrete a musky fluid. Altogether it closely
resembles u mouse, but it Is really not ro
luted to the niouso family.
When at home, it is either undor a pile
of rubbish or in a hole which it has bur
rowed in the earth. It is nocturnal in its
habits, but perfectly harmless; yet at one
time it was much disliked and persecuted
because it was thought to be a dangerous,
mischievous animal. Among the Italians
the notion wus prevalent that the bite of a
shrew wus extremely poisonous. The
French and tho English believed that if a
shrew ran over an animal's foot tho ani
mal fult grout pnin nnd eventually liccamu
paralyzed. Hence If a horse, a cow or a
goat became a little stiff In its limbs, the
toolish people nt once declared it "shrew
struck." und the poor shrews hud to suffer
. Of course the "shrew struck" animal
had to have something to cure it, so an ash
tree was selected and a deep hole was
borod into Its trunk. Then n shrew was
captured, put nlive Into tho hole, the hole
was securely plugged and tho Innocent lit
tle animal was left to die of starvation.
The Ignorant believed that, after such
an net, the ash tree hud power to oure
"shrew struck" animals, and whenever an
animal became inactive or n little numb in
its limbs its uwnor hurried to the "shrew
ash," cut a awltch from It nnd switched
the "shrew struck" beast. Tho smarting
caused by the switching naturally made
the helpless animal move ubou'. ns much
as it possibly could, and in n sliort time it
was pronouueed "cuicd." 1 hiludelphla
The Cnaui of Cancer.
Thcio ore few diseases that afflict the
hnnii.li family that are more to be dreaded
than those of a cancerous nature. The
cancer proper Is a most appalling foe to
life. Whether It can be cured Is and al
ways has been a debatable question. Cases
are cited where alleged marvelous cures
have been effected, but this does not to any
appreciable extent ultcr the facts In the
case that the cancer Is practically lncur
uble once It gets any sort of headway in
the system. The causes of thisdisuuse have
been S3 imperfectly understood that any
effort at prevention was worso thnn use
less. A French scientist clulms to have
discovered cancer germs In wood and that
artisans who work in wood are much
more subject to this disease, all things be
ing considered, than those who handle
most other materials. Having once start
ed on this line of research, he lound cancer
gerins In wood and vegetation of various
klnuV Kim and willow trees showed a
(treutcr proportion of these germs than
other woods. In high altitudes or where
trees are Dot common very few cancer
germs wera found. From all of which it
appears that we inoy be at last on the
highroad to some reliable und conclusive
knowledge upon a subject which has baf
fled the skill of medical scientists for many
years.- New York Ledger.
Of the pallbearers at the funeral of Abra
ham Lincoln only two, H. O. Worthlngton
and cx-iSenutor Dawes of Massachusetts,
are now livh.g. The following Is a list of
the distinguished men who acted In that
capacity: Senate Foster of Connecticut,
Morgan of New York, Johnson of Mary
land, Yutes of Illinois, Wude of Ohio and
Couriers of California. House Dawes of
Massachusetts, Cron roth of Pennsylvania,
Hinith of Kentucky, Colfax of Indiana,
Worthlngton of Nevada and Wushburne of
Illinois. Army Generals Grant, Halleck
and Nlchulls. Navy Farrngut, Shuhrick
and Zelin. Civilians (). 11. Drowning of
Illinois, Thomas Corwin of Ohio, George
Ashman of Massachusetts and Simon
Caibervn of Pennylania New York
"Orotory Is a gift," remarked the ad
"Well." replied Farmer Comtossel,
"mostly It is. Hut now and then a mau
gets good enough at It to charge you fur
listenlti.' Washington Star.
. Mily Ascertained.
"I dan I iV'y 'I'1 he's brilliant, but
has he slujlng qualities!'"
'II iii-m! I don t know. You might
invite bint v cull. "Chicago Journal.