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One day Amru Pasha, whose palace to
ward the west of Cairo is known to every
t. urist in Kgypt, received a visit from]
some Knglishmen who knew his tastes. :
Their purpose was to invite him to a ;
circus wiiich had been touring in India,
and which had lately arrived in Cairo. ,
And the Pasha, requiring littlo persua
sion in view of the attractions detailed to I
him, accompanied his visitors that night, j
Next day the Pasha's only surviving
Bpouse, Kakiyah, who had not seer, hor
husband for twenty-four hours, called to
her presence a particular man servant,
Murad, whom she had brought with her
from Constantinople on her tirst entrance
into the harem.
"Since the Pasha has not returned,"
she said, "you shall now relate what
passed last night. Who were his com
"The Englishmen whom you sau
walking in the gardens, aud two others
who had not come here with them?"
"And these two."
"Were Morton, the Katib at the Eng
lish Consulate, and his friend —Osmau
the Yuzbashi."
The woman's eyes quivered strangely,
and a dark llusii suffused her lace.
"And this girl whom Ihey went to see,
who starts up, alter a lapse of twelve
years, as my rival In every sense, what of
"Ihey call her Miriam."
"Liko yourself in earlier time, the girl
is a snake-charmer and a dancer."
"This 1 knew before. Mako me not
impatient. Describe her person."
"I need not do so," said the mau
"Because you mean to see her yourself.
You mean to judgo of her lace and form,
to be a critic of her skill, to witness the
impression slie bas made on your hus
band—and on others; because I have
already arranged for you to do all this—
yourself undiscovered.!'
That uight. Indeed, Kakiyah, attended
by Murad. both carefully disguised, stood
among the spectators attracted by the
new artist. Tho Pasha's wife looked on
a woman quito fifteen years younger than
herself, distinguished by an order of
beauty which Kakiyah, with a sinking
heart, felt that she had never seen equaled
—a woman going through her various
feats with an ease and grace which the
unknown observer might, indeed, have
rivaled on occasion iv earlier days, but
never surpassed. Kakiyah glanced from
the performer to the onlookers. Her
busband sat far away to hor right—the
most prominent among a circle of joyous
uud vigorous applauders. A little way
from him was a fair-haired Englishman,
with a quick-eyed, good-humored face
that beamed with (rank {pleasure. Next
to him sat a young man, handsome, with
the grave-dark beauty of the Orient, but
witli neither its heaviness nor its ef
feminacy. He was dressed in the uni
lorm ol a 1 aptain in the Egyptian Army,
winch set oil admirably his alert and
graceful figure. Her eyeswere iixed with
profound absorption on tha girl in tlie
arena. And when that girl swerved her
head in his direction, which happened
more than once.it appeared to Kakiyah
that communicating lights of intelligence
gleamed in the eyes of both. The Pasha's
wile gazed long at the Egyptian oliicer.
Then she turned a glance upon hor serv
ant, who seemed to divine her every
movement, and thoy both arose without
waiting for the end of tbe performance
and went away.
For six days Kakiyah remained se
cluded in her apartments, untroubled by
the conversation of her husband, and
speaking to no one else. It S3umed as ii
slie would no moro care to look upou the
light ol day. Hardly did she betray a
sign of liie. And amid tlie unutterable
darkness and solitude and torpor other
spirit, Murad stood announced before
What passed between them in a two
hours' exchange ol confidences, at first
constrained, then more aud more ve
il, ui.-ni and unreserved, eileetually dis
her languor. Her eyes blazed
wnh an unholy tire. Her whole frame
writhed and trembled with a new ani
terrible life, she panted forth a com
mand to him to go and do her will, and
he left her.
Next morning ho once more came sud
denly upi.n her.
"Your husband will be here withiu an
hour," he said with an abruptness that
was habitual to him.
"Yon have seen the snake dealer?" sho
exclaimed in an agony of impatience.
"And I ha.c chosen the snake."
"i Uie that will serve its purpose?"
"It has eaten nothing for many days.
It is not an animal. It is an incarnation
of fierceness, voracity and slaughter."
"it is large and strong?"
"1 will not say that it could crush one
of the blocks of tho groat Pyramid to
powder in its em brace," answered Murad,
with a grim smile: "and yet I should not
care to be responsible for the saloty of the
mightiest elephant that could be opposed
tp it."
"And now, my husband. These many
nights holias beeu doubtless at the cir

"This doomed creature has drawn her
usual following of spectators?"
"All that yon aro interested in. I think
you know the Pasha's object in coming
"What is ir."
' 1 Indeed tell you?"
She brought her smiling, murderess'
face nearer to his.
"Ii there be in it that which should
grieve mc," she said, "do not spare me.
If thos.* be wrong or humiliation threat
wned to me I have one follower at leas'
who will chance the worst to see me
"Be sure of that." rejouied the servant,
with but a slight increase of resolution in
ins characteristically firm tones.
">ay, thou, why is my husband com
" lo tell you that before a week is gono
by he means to marry this performer,"
baid the man. Having her wiiilo he -
with tho suddenness wiih which he had
lt was less than an hour later that Kaki
yah. radiant with smiles, prodigal of tho
iciiuer st caiessos, received her husband,
lie I roached to her, somewhat hesitating
ly, the project named by Murad. Sin
laughed away his doubts and welcome .
with delight Miriam's proposed entrance
into the haieui—"one trained liKe her
s if. with tastes aud accomplishments
like her own."
"And, indeed, ya assadi," she con
tinued, "I have oue boou to crave of
"What is that?"
"You will mock at me.*'
"No; do not foar inc."
"Ya muhbubi! I know you will think
me most foolish."
"Name this boon."
"Why then, ya __k___! ya Janim! before
-._ r wife comes here I should
wish to have an open display of skill be
tween her and me."
"My lion, darling, be not angry. Ah!
that is better—yes. laugh. My lord
.1 liave the weak vanity of my
sfs. It has always heen a joy to me that
1,. n:v address as a public performer I
found the way to your heart. It is true,
believe me. And it gives me sorrow, my
s,,ui, that you should thiuk another's
power superior to mine.''
"You aro a child still."
"1 am a child still, ya abuya!" she
echoed gayly.
"Therefore, O, my father, indulge my
Whim jn this. Order an entertainment
in which she and 1 may act together,;
performing as dancers and snake
charmers: then decide whether I have
mv skill. I desire no victory
over the bl-autiful Miriam. I only wish
you to do just-Lee to me."
lie thought to put away her fantastic
idea by telling her that if her claims to
recognition were to be of value the sug
gested rivalry must tako place before
n omben of ape 'tutors, and that be could
not compromise her position as his wifo .
by letting her appear unveiled in public.
"Tiie entertainment couid take place
in the palace precinct, aud I should wear
• mask," she replied.
He struggled on with more arguments.
But she merrily parried them all. Then
finding lier smilingly immovable, ho
saiii, hall laughingly, half angrily: "Do
as you will."
Sbe bowed her head. Then as he turned
away she looked up, and her fadl was
, luminous with the radiance of a demoniac
1 -man the Yuzbasb soon knew of
Amru'. project to wed Miriam. And
j though the knowledge filled him with
: anxiety and gloom, he scorned to yield to j
di apair. He had seen Miriam many
limes in private. lie knew her wortii.
He knew her feelings toward himself;
and ior her sake he was prepared to battle
against heaviest odds.
Osama was tho handsomest officer in
the Kgyptian Army. He was intelligent,
rarely accomplished, and few men of his
years c maled him for coolness and far*
tiiity of resource in times of trial.
Ho was one day walking near tho pal- ;
ace of Amru *^ien a note was thrust into
liis hand and arourried whisper went by : j
"la'al ina'i.''
i 'sniau opened the note, which con-j
tamed a few hues in Arabic, with em- i
phatic mention of one name. He glanced
forward in search of the man who bade ,
him follow, and recognized one of the
servants of Amru; and lo Amru's palace '
Osinan proceeded. Within ihj. threshold !
he encountered Murad. who conducted '
bim in silence to a room adjoining the
harem and left him. In a moment a cur
tain was withdrawn from the end of the
room and Kakiyah stood unveiled, young- j
looking, beautilul, beiore him.
"You have come," she said iv tones
thrilling with au almost painful exulta- j
"I am here at your service, Madame, j
Why have you sent for me?"
"You know the fate iv store for pretty
"1 have heard ——"
"For the woman beloved by you?"
"Something i have heard."
"And who is willing to forget you, to
betray you. to abandon you lightly?"
"We had better not discuss this."
"Ah !" she cried, "if you cared to tako
revenge, a fair way might be pointed out
to you."
"This is an unprofitable theme,
M.ni une. Again, why have you scut for
"Why have 1 sent for you?" she re
peated slowly. They remainod silent,
looking at each other—he calm, gentle,
suavo m beariug; she with eyes ablaze,
with bosom heaving, with frame quiver- i
ing Irom head to foot. And Osmau, I
though no coxcomb, guessed instantly
the kind of revenge that ahe proposed to |
She threw up her arms, aud for live ;
whole ininutos did she pour forth a tot- I
reni, of exclamations, avowals, prayers j
expressive oftho most frantic love. And i
over tho stormy stream of her language
(rlearned and shifted and rang the lights,
tiio colors, the harmonies of an unearthly
eloquence. Osman'a tirst impulse of
amazement and perplexity had been
repressed before the woman liad uttered
twenty words, and when her outburst was
ended lie had littlo difficulty in as
suming a kindly, soothing tone which,
while dispelling uneasiness on her part,
tended to bring her back to comparative
reason. Yet, though he felt that it would
be uttor madness to givo tho slightest';
evidence oi the scorn within him, he re-
Bolved to cut short the interview without j
"It will not bo well for me to remain .
here long," he said.
"There can be no danger for you," she !
answered, an ominous lire gathering in
hor eyes. "Though he surprised us in I
this moment, there would lie deadly woe
lo him if lie attempted injury to you."
".Still, 1 must leave you."
"Youare invited to the entertainment
here to-morrow night?"
"If you cared to move but slightly in
your own behalf, you and 1 might not need
to leave each other more. Tune your !
fancies to tho most despotic pitch, and
there is nothing you can deem beyond
my will to perform. Bid me do murder
lor your sake, and it shall be dono."
"We shall not go to such an extremity." i
"(iood. I am obedient to all your'
moods. And you will come, i/a '____»»'.'
to-morrow night?"
"And when you come it will bo for the
purpose of our never again being sepa- j
rated. I shall have all prepared. Within !
thirty-six hours we shall depart together, j
All my jewels I shall take with me. !
They would more than serve as the
ransom of a .'Sultan. We shall go to !
climes where we shall never be traced.
With my riches I shall make your life I
such that you would not need to j
envy the most extravagant of pleasure ;
seekers. And now, un Itasmiini ."' she |
continued, with a sudden access of sweet-
Bess in voice and look, "where do you go
"I have no thought of moving out of
"Not to the circus?"
"No," he answered quickly.
She looked full at him. For little more i
than a second her mouth became drawn j
and haggard. Then she smiled again.
"I shall no longer keep you. Come by
this door. You shall uot need to be con
ducted by my servant."
She brought him through the curtained
aperture by which she had entered. It
opened on two passages, one dark, cir
cuitous, leading to the gardens, and
thence to the high road, the other leading
to the inneimost chambers of the harem.
"Remember to-morrow night," she
whispered, and left him.
He wont down the winding corridor.
Ue thought he heard the voice of Amru
himself coming from the garden. He
drew back and stealthily crept into the
adjacent passage. He moved into the
shadow of a doorway. There, indeed, he
mard two voices. They were the voices
ol Murad and Kakiyah.
"There is risk of failure," murmured
the lady.
"Xo. Sho wiil never handle a serpent !
after to-morrow night. And if she es- j
caped this tirst entanglement her destruc- |
tion is assured by another."
•'Mark mo. This girl has been known '■
to declare that she will either kill herself
or kill Amru rather than marry him.
Need I remind you that it is your custom
to mix each night a draught for the Pa
sha. What heller maans of disarming
the distrust of the gir! and of proving
your humility to Amru tban by deputing
your cherished function to Miriam? To- ,
morrow uight let her mix the drink. I !
shall take it from her behind ihe scenes. S
1 shall convey it to Amru. And if, after I
the cup has passed through my hands, the ,
Pasha survives the drinking of its con
tents two minutes, I give you froe power
over my owu life."
"You will nol shrink from this?"
"Have you known me in times past to
■brink from anything, however dark and
"You are faithful, Murad."
"I think so. When danger comes to '
you 1 shall share it. When the moment
of your death is at hand the knell of mine i
also shall have sounded. To conclude, i
then, should she elude the embraces ol i
the tremendous playfellow we dasign for :
her, sbe is confronted with a fatal alterna- \
tive. The drink prepared by her hands |
will destroy Amru. .She will be arrested. I
Her previous declaration will stand forth :
against iier to prove that slie is a deliber
ate assassin. She shall die, and thus '
again are you freed from both your [
"You attend on me with my serpents 9" ■
"Her own father is her attendant."
"1 shall circumvent him. I shall con- '
trive to divert his attention for a few sec
onds. In those lew seconds the serpents
can be changed."
Oeman heard no more. He stole away l
with ghastly face and disordered steps,
and at length departed unseen. Before
evening he had interviews with Miriam
and her father. And he did not sleep that
The evenine of the entertainment came :
on. At the end ol" the great garden of!
Amru's .house waa a screened-otf plat
form in front oi which the spectators were
congregated in a crescent. The screen
was thrust apart, and ten glass cases with
brazen linings were seen ranged live on
each side of the stage. There was the
sound ofa gong from behind the plat
form, and Miriam ascended. She was ;
covered with golden armlets and brace
lets and necklets. Her father, a tall,
strong man, who had entered behind her,
' raised the lid of the cases to the left. And i
one after another the silent, glistening
snakes came forth and swarmed aliout tlie
beautiful girl. The stage was lit up by
the electric light. Miriam was aecom
t panied by a weird, barbaric, strangely
seductive music. The small serpents
glided amorously around her body and
arms aud ueck. and curled above her
head in marvelous convolutions -- yet
never disturbing the adornments which
iso much resembled themselves—while
ehe executed a woudrous, ethereal dance.
, It was a rare spectacle, rather stiii from
the aimst overwhelming grandeur of ita
environment. The girl, with her superb
..lace and ligure and limbs, with her great
. black eyes outdazzling the liia/.o oi" gems
and glittering serpents and diver lights
of which tho was the center: the
j Uower beds with their throng of blooms
: folded in gorgeous slumbers on all sides; I
| tne expanded heaven atlauie with innii- !
merable stars; the moon rolling streams i
! of palo splendor on the immortal i'yia- j
I mids toward the west; the fiery and j
j sober desert stretching into tho inimeas-<
j ural de distance beyond—these were sur- '
j rouudings which low spectators could |
I have regarded without a certain sense of |
awe. Miriam disappeared.
And now there entered a woman wear
iug a crimson mask, lhe electric light I
I had been gradually lowered with her ad- ,
I vent, but the astounding wealth of dia- j
monds aud sapphires and rubibs worn by j
her seemed to supersede the necessity of i
other light. With her every movement I
a many-colored tire seemed to kindle and \
! break out all over her and to grow more
j startling and ghostly trom the framing of
the darkened platform. This woman per
formed, iv the opinion ol many, with a :
] skill and gracf quite equal to .Miriam's, j
Tho Pasha, at Mast, seemed to think so, i
for he sent _d special message to her bo- !
hind the scenes, whence she came, heav-I
ily veiled, to receive what appeared to be j
his congratulations. And during this in
terlude the screen was lowered.
i in tothe platiorni thus concealed Mir- ,
j lam's lather and Murad now came. They
| removed the cases of small snakes. Then I
they rolled up with difficulty each a case
thrice aa large as any yet seen. Murad :
i moved his case to the right, .Miriam's
| father his to the lelt, and the latter assist
ant, having done his work went uncon
cernedly away. Murad was left alone,
lie looked on all sides. No one waa in
view, lie returned to the cases, half j
lilted, half rolled that ou tho lelt across to |
thu right, that on to the right to the lelt;
then he quitted tho platform, still with a
Complete absence of noise and disap-
I pea red. The next moment a man rose
from amid some drapery behind tho
I stage, lie crept over to whoio stood the
caso to the left, and, looking into it,
i started. Then he retransposed the cases
( with a promptitude and secrecy not in-
J lerior to Murad's, and in his turn van
And now Miriam, acting by the in
structions of the masked woman, had i
mixed the Pasha's drink and had handed !
it to M uiad. i Ismail,wiio had previously i
loft his place near Ainru. roapnearud j
| from behind the stage and resumed his j
chair. And tho screen was withdrawn.
It iiad been intimated that .Miriam aud
her mysterious rival, with boa constrict- j
ors of uuusul size and around them, '
! would perform a novel dance, tinea j
j more a strange, mournful, inellabiy
sweet music penetrated the ear, anil Mir
iam and the woman with the crimson
j mask mounted the platform together.
Here Amru called by a sign for his
! draught. Murad approached with a gob
i let. Osmau calmly arose and whispered
: to the Pasha. Ainru stared at the Captain,
and. bending his eves ou Murad, com
i mended him to taste tiie drink lirst. The
servant looked al Amru, theu ho looked i
at tho stage, lie started violently. His
eyes dilated. Without hesitation he raised
th'j goblet to his lips, drained its contents I
to the last drop, and sank in convulsions!
to the ground.
Meanwhile, the serpent of Miriam had
arisen Irom its case and had coiled gently
around hor. in the same moment the |
woman with the crimson mask had lilted
; the lid of her case and an enormous boa j
had Immediately darted up. The dis
. guised performer staggered back, but the !
j serpent shot forward its neck and rushed
with lightning rapidity around hor. i
There went up from her a heartrending
cry which was instantly smothered in
feeble groans and gasps. lor some sec
onds the spectators remained silent, mo- j
tion less, appalled. Theu with yells of !
' rage they arose in a body and swept on to j
j tha platform. With a single blow from ;
tho sword of AtJ.ru the serpent's head
was severed. It was hacked and gashed
; by countless weapons, and fell tothe lioor
in a hundre 1 writhing pieces.
But its work was done. The limbs and
j ribs ofthe artist in the crimson mask had
been cracked aud crushed into utter
shapelessness in tho folds of the snake.
, i Ine of the guests torn away tho mask,
and through all die distortion caused by
the horribio fortune, knew the face of
The bystanders, in presence of a calam
ity where condolence would havo almost
seemed a niookry, departed in silence.
;< isman aud Miriam went away together,
and Amru saw this without regret.
lie questioned Miriam's lather and his
own servants, and elicited enough to de
sire no further knowledge
Toward midnight he went back to the
platform alone. Kakiyah still lay there. !
Some stains oi blood had been washed i
from her lips by gentle hands. The signs
of agony had passed away. Her beauty
had come back. And she gazed with I
lusterloss eyes up to heaven in all the
disastrous majesty of death. — Good ,
••» _
The Trouble With n Bicycle Rider
Who Is Stoop-Shouldered.
There is no canon of art undor which
such a name as "kyphosis bicyclistarum"
can be considered beautiful, says the
New York Tribune. Speak it as you will,
it is an offense to tbngue and ear. But
I that very fact demonstrates its litness lor
existence and lor use. An ugly thing
should have an ugly name. And if
human perversity has invented anything
much uglier than that for which this
I verbal caeophany stands, the fact is uot
j recorded in the annals of the closing
! century. Unhappily the thing itself is
| not as unfamiliar as its name, but ob
trudes its deformity upou the outraged
eye iv every hour, at overy turning, it
is one of the characteiistic evils oftho
age, and in the name of its multitudi
nous victims, subjective and objective,
requires immediate and severe repres
! sion. "Kyphosis bicyclistarum," then,
| being interpreted, is "bicycle-rider's
! stoop" and what that is none but the
: blind will ask. Many men. we might
perhaps say the majority of mon,
especially if they be young, on learning
tlie graceful and useful art of bicycle
riding, appear to forget that they were
: made in the image of their maker and mi
i tended to be physically upright. Instead,
| they diligently seek to transform them
| selves into the image of some creeping
i thing. The head goes down, the back is
humped, the arms assume the position of
j fore-legs, and the once erect aud graceful
1 Antinous becomes a wretched travesty of
I Quasimodo.
Upon esthetic grounds alone, no repro
• bation of this attitudo can bo too strong.
There is no uglier object outside a freak
museum than even the handsomest young
\ man bending in colicky curvature over
. the steering-bar. But othor and graver
[ considerations arise. The chest is con
tracted and the lungs cramped, the spine
; is permanently curved and perhaps other
| wise injured, aud thus not oniy are tho
i eood eflects of bicycle riling prevented,
I but positively evil effects aro brought
about. Physicians of the highest staud
i ing testify that dorsal curvature Dosteri-
I orily, once rare, is now alarmingly com-
I mon, especially among young riders of
| the wheel. It is thus an actual aud most
serious fact that this perversion of a
beniticent gift threatens tho world with a
race of narrow-chested and humpbacked
I men. Ugly and pernicious as this habit
is, it is no iess unnecessary. In racing a
! wheelman may bend forward so as lo
offer tbe less resistance to tbe air, as one
walking stoops low when facing a furious
storm. But otherwise there is no excuse
for so doing.
In ordiuary wheeling an erect attitude
gives one eveu better command of the
wheel than does stooping, as the ele
ments of natural philosophy readily
prove. Women who ride wheels do not
st .op. They sit erect and graceful. Vet
they ride as securely, and, in due propor
tion, as strongly as their brothers.
The secret of the evil probably lies in
general pronenoss of the masculine spine
toward relaxation. Observe any number
of average men sitting on benches that
have no backs. How many of them are
erect, or, rather, how- few ? Their backs
are bowed, their shoulders droop for
ward, they seem to emulate tho attitude
of frogs. And so they do when they got
upon bicycles, and thus give to lhe world
"kyphosis bicyclistarum"—the name and
the disease. By all moans, out upon it!
To squat humped up befits the tramp on
the park bench. But the energetic young
athlete, riding his stoed of steel, should
remember that he haa muscles in his
back, as well as in the calves ot his legs.
Shoulders back! Chest forward! Kves
front! No "kyphosis bicyclistarum !"
| Students Take Up a Farewell saluta- j
tlon anil Kmbari lias a Bride.
Passengers on the steamer Puritan en :
j route for New York wore tho audience at '
| Newport recently of a bit of col- j
' lege burlesquing which may perhaps bo
i characterized as Somewhat rude, but :
■ which was certainly very funny, says the '
! New York Mail an / Express. There was
a goodly crowd of university men upon i
! the deck and another crowd was waiting
jon tho dock. When Ihe two crowds
recognized ono another thero was much !
chaffing, cheering aud giving the college
yells, i hings were getting on very nicely,
! however, when just as the big steamer
j was about to swing ort, the dock was iu
j vaded by a bridal party. The boys
I watched with much curiosity the alight
ing Irom the carriages, the cougratula
[ tious, the huggings, tho hissings, the
. heartrending farewells. They behaved
j pretty well nutil just as the embarrassed
1 and blushing bride was going up the
j gangway ou tho arm of tho boaming
' groom an enthusiastic female friend
l rushed up alter them and casting a hand
[ ful of rico in their wake cried in a fresh,
| joyous voice, "Good-by, Bessie !"
Thia was too much. "Good-by, Bos
' sic!" yelled balf a hundred boyish voices.
| "Good-by, Bessie!" and amid a pando
-1 mouiiim of good wishes the young couple
disappeared 'uetween decks. But the in
terest in tho affair did not end thero.
"What's the matter with Bessie?"
yelled oue young rascal upou tho boat to
; lhe crowd ou the dock.
"Nothing's the matter with Bessie.
I She's all right!" came tho prompt an
i swer. given with an evident relish, from
thoso below.
"What's the name of the groom?"
came tho question.
"We don't know," was tho answer, and
then, after a slight pause, was added,
• with the same old gusto and evident con
viction, "But he's all right!"
And so on for half an hour questions
concerning Bossio wore asked and an
swered by her now-made friends, and,
; though very littlo Information was
I elicited, the universal opinion was that
j she and everything about her from the
! groom down was satisfactory and en
tirely "ail right."
The young couple were left in peace,
! but in tho morning the gilded cage was
empty, the birds had down, aud Bessie is
j now probably carrying her own hand- j
bag anu protending to be a very old mar- !
i riod woman.
.___ ___
Tho Number Who Wearily Climb tol
the Dome or St. Paul's Cathedral.
I There is only one St. Paul's, and upou
the summit of its dome there is but ono
bail. At, long intervals a Londoner, and
more frequently a tourist, climbs to this
; ball anu sticks his head and shoulders iv-
I sido. Having done ibis and looked upon !
the heart of the world from tho stone gal- !
lery and the goldon gallery, and upon tho j
congregation Irom the whispering gal- j
lery, he returns to earth and tells his j
I friends snd acquaintances of his feat, an I
, advises them to follow his example. The
, number uf persons who make this pii-j
I grimage average about forty a day. To
roach tue ball it is necessary to climb <>li) j
steps of many varieties. The proportions
j of the gilded globe aro in perfect keeping
j with its surroundings. It has a diameter
I of six loot, and twelve persons cau slain 1
, within it.s walls, it weighs 5,000 pounds.
j The gilded cross that towers above it is
fifteen feet in hight. From this ball
! nearly all Loudon is senn on a clear day.
Why thore are so many kinds of steps in
| lhe cathedral no oue pretends to explain.
In the opinion ofthose who have counted
them, to climb these steps is equal to cov
ering twenty miles ou au ordinary road.
It is universally considered, however,
that the return journey is equal to a
Russian bath. Tho first stops arG of
wood. These aro succeeded by steps of
stone, and these iv turn by iron ouos.
Theu thero aro ladders, some with gon'.le
slant, while others stand so straight that
to those who climb thoy appear to loan
backward. Tho first ladder stands on tho
crown of the socond dome, wliere an of
ficer gives necessary directions to such
men as want to see the ball, for few try to
go above the crown of the dome, being
content to rest Ihore and watch some ex
ceptionally active sightseer do tho ro3t.
Sometime you'll think ol these summer days
Dreamlngly fading in purple haze.
Somi time, with a thnt. <>i passl mate pain,
You'll long for this sweetness over again!
Sometime wnen the moon Hi; In i^silverlngali,
And tne pansies sleep by tin; garden wall,
ln the deepening twilight'! odorous dusk,
Weighted with clustering rose-bloom's musk—
You H ill watch for a gleaming figure fair,
While rohed and noiseless, with lulling hair;
And gazing deep ln luminous eyes
That made for your life its paradise—
The Hunt by music and odorous calm
of tins golden-crowned summer will linger
like halm,
Till, siarliug, you waken to ela-p but air
And list to a Bitting footfall there.
Sometime you'd give all the wide world's
Kor one of those vanishing summer days;
Kor only one leaf from the swaying bough—
Sometime you'd clasp it—il, why not now ?
—Lilian Whiting in Uodey's.
I •
j [Forthe Record-Union.]
As from my valley's level lioor
I gaze to where the foothills He—
Scarce owned ol earth, scarce owned of clay.
But jnst dim streaks between that o'er
'Pii*- shimmering, heated plain seem more
Like phantoms than (ilie iillis- my eye
Grows dim, and from my heart a sigh
Breaks forth with pain scarce known before.
But just a step within those hills
As leads the trail with crooks and turns
Tne wild quail calls amid the ferns
With jubilant echo from the rills;
And there in thai deep freshness spills
True Inspiration from the urns
Of Nature. 0 how strongly yearns
My poet soul tor those tool lulls!
—Eum luviN'o Uoff.max.
—-» .
She Attracted Attention.
Mrs. Crook, tho widow of the Indian
; fighting General, has attracted more at
i tention in Chicago recently than most
i other feminine visitors to the World's
S Pair. She is a very line-looking woman,
I wth snowy white hair that is in striking
i contrast to her youthful and vivacious
An ordinary transparent glass globe
absorbs about 10 per ceut. of the light
passing through it. Ground glass ab
! sorbs about 30 to 45 per cent, and opal
I glass from 50 to Wl Der cent.
— all the peculiar troubles that beset a wo
man. The only guaranteed remedy for them
is Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription. For
women suffering from anj* chronic " female
complaint" or weakness; for women who are
run-down and overworked; for women ex
pecting to become mothers, and for mothers
who are nursing and exhausted; at the
change from girlhood to womanhood; and
later, at tbe critical "change of life" — it
is a medicine that safely and certainly builds
up. strengthens, regulates, and cures.
If it doesn't, if it even fails to benefit or
cure, you have your money back.
What you are sure of, Sf you nse Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Remedy, is either a per
fect and permanent cure for your Ca
tarrh, no matter how bad your case may
be. or $500 ln cash. The proprietors of
the medicine promise to pay you the
money, if they can't cure you.
Little Firmer Feeling in the Wheat
Market at San Francisco.
Barley Offerings Continue Liberal and
Prices Remain Easy—Better
Outlook for Oats.
San Francisco, Aug. llth.
There was a little .inner feeling to the
Wheat market this morning, and the situa
timi generally lo.iked a trifle better for the
selling interest. Offerings ol Barley continue
liberal and prices remain easy. The inquiry
for feed purposes is expected to show im
provement in the near luture and it is to Lie
hoped that .such expectation will be realized.
i The demand for Brewing Barley keeps up
fairly well, as there Is steady shipment both
to the East and to Europe. For a week or
more trade in Oats has heen of very desultory
Character, but the prospect is now a little
more cheering and dealers are hopeful of
some activity pretty soon.
Referring to the Hop situation the Commer
cial New* says: "Picking is In progress in
various parts of the interior, but It is not
general, and will not be so for awhile. Little
i> heard about the outlook beyond what has
already been reported, but growers generally
areexacting and dccl.ne. old uids. lt is said
that 21e has been otlered and declined. Uld
are praetieaUy out of tirst hands, and, there
fore, will cut no ligure in the adjustment of
prices when new are marketed. Keports Iron.
the East siate that in Germany bids ol' 27c
Slb have been madi- for new -stales, and 25c
lor new Pacifies. The northern prospect has
Improved somewhat, but lice are still trouble
some in some sections."'
There were no changes in the vegetable mar
ket tins morning. Buslnesti wan quiet and
the supplies heavy. The Potato market has a
weak lone owing to large arrivals. Onions
are steady. Tomatoes were very weak.
The fresh fruit market is well supplied with
all varieties, drapes are doing iaifly well arid
prices are steady. Limes are higher. Peaobeg
arri\e in large quantities. Figs are scarce.
The Butter market holds firm, with consid
erable activity in lhe demand for the liner
grades. Eggs are steady with receipts heavy.
Cnee.se is unchanged.
The poultry market is dull. Turkeys are
quoted higher. The oar of Eastern arriving
yesterday sold wed. liens brought 9. 50.
l'l'oiliico Markel.
FLOUR—We quote: Net cash prices for
lamily Extras, .S3 -JO© I fl bbl; Rakers' Ex
tras, f 3 8003 90; Superfine, $2 HOO3 10.
WHEAT—Quotable at $1 o7>£ for >'o. 1
shipping, and Sl 0854 9 etl ior a choice
article. -Milling Wheal keeps fairly stea.lv at
a range of §1 I 3'. 4 (g>i 17% V ett.
BARLEY—We quote. Feed, U7}_B7oc y ctl
for good quality and 71(, 4 <_ji7:_ 1., c for choice,
brewing, s2>_.* to !i2'..c; Chevalier, 81 20,'<>
l 25 si ctl for standard quality and si^
1 1_!, ior lower grades.
OATS—Quotable at 75c05l osyctl for new
While and **>liail 20 for old; Black, 9Ocosl
y cil.
CORN—Quotableat 92V<095cfor Large yel
low, 97 _C_£sl lor Small Yellow, and 900
95c Vi cti for White.
CRACKED CORN—Quotable at *[email protected]:M 50
ft ton.
i ULCAKE MEAL—Quotableat 532 50035
y ton.
CORNMEAL—MiIIers quote feed at $•_:( 50
024 V ton; tine kinds for the table, ln large
and small packages, 2- t ,,, :t(.,,- y is.
CHOPPED I'l-KU -i.notable at $17 50®
IS 50 9 ton.
SEEDS—We quote: Mustard Brown, —@
—c; Yellow, 2].. ; Canary, Im ported, $5 05 5o;
So. California, -; Hemp. 404% c ■ft lb; Kape.
$2 2502 60; Timolhy. ii'.,e p lb; Allai.'a, 9c
t- It, for California and 10c lor Utah, flax, S3
MIDDLINGS—QuotabIe at $2202 I y ton.
MILLSTUKFS— We quote: Hye Flour, 3 -..<■;
Rye Meal, Stc; Graham Flour, 3c; Oatmeal,
■I'.jc; Oat Groats, sc; Cracked Wheat, 3%c;
buckwheat Flour, sc; Pearl Harley, u_M,i'..c
y ft; Normal Nutriment, S3 ■pease of 1 dozen
cois: Break&sl Delight, S3 2., y ease of 2
dozen packages.
BRAN—Quotable at $1801911 ton.
Hay -Wire-bound ha_, sells at $102 ..ton
less tlian the figures given, Wheat,slo 12;
Wheat and Oat, $9011; Wild Oat, $7 50®
'.) OO; Altai.a, [email protected] lor urst cutting and $10
lor second: Clover, $8011; Hare v. $8
'.i 50; com pressed. $8010 50: Stock, *S7<.j.s y
STRAW—(.notable at _o©4scf bale.
HOPS Quotations are snm what nominal
alarau.eoi 1 -tgs .0-: ft lb. mere being no act
ual businesson wnlcb tn ase p «ltlvefigures
RYE—Quotable at 97%c©$l o.'!,yctl.
BUCKWHEAT Quotable at $2 25.2 50
fl ctl.
GROUND BARLEY—Quotable at 817013
fl toll.
POI'ATOES —We quote: Garnet Chiles,
40000 c; Peerless, 30040 c; Early Rose. 300
GOc; River Burbanks, 35«>75e; Salinas Bur
banks, $H9il Int* et!; Sweets, 102 c y _b.
ONlONS—Quotable at «Oco9ocy ctl.
DRIED PEAS—We quote: Green, sl *-s to
§2 2."i; Blackeye,—(_}—; NUM, —0 yetl.
BEANS—SaIes Ol new Bayos al $2 Xl _. ctl;
Bayos, 82 3502 40; Butter, 82 si)(_B:_' '. 5-
I'ink, S2 9008 10; Bed, $2 7 :>(_»:. 8o;
Lima, §2 5002 75; Pea, 82 1002 00; Smal!
White, $2 40v 2 5o; Large White, $2 150
2 55 ft ctl.
VEGETABLES — We ouote as follows.
Green Okra, 250600 y box; Egg Plant,
25®60c ft box: Green Corn, so<_bm>s_- y
sack; Alameda Corn, $1 25 l 50 per box;
Berkeley Com, sOotisc y box; Green Pens,
2®2%_ IP ft; Strim. Beans, 102 cfl tb; .Ma
ine, a Summer Squasn, 15(<ii30c fl box, Cu
cumbers, 10035 c r box tor litis; Pickles,
81 50 for No. 1 aud 00c yell 10rN0.2; (Ireen
Peppers, 25040 eft box lor Chiles and [email protected] <',<"■
for Bell: tttver tomatoes, 25040 c for large
boxes; VaeavlUe Tomatoes. 10015 cfl box;
Turnips, 75c y ctl; Beets, Sl 'n,\ :_.-, ysaeii:
Carrots, 15950 c; Cabiia^e, 50055 c; Uarlic,
le ft tb; Cauliflower, 60070 eft dozen. Dry '
Peppers, 5c y ft: I iry Okra. loc y tb
FRESH FRUlT—Apples, 35085 c y box;
Pears, 35050 c y box; Ban lett Pears, [email protected]
fl box lor No. 1 and :[email protected] for No. 2; Red
Necinriues,4o<jssue y box: White Nectarines,
| 2i ©30e y box; Strawberries, 83 ooiai i fl
chest for large, oi.l 8 -0-- for Longworlh; Rasp
berries, $205 V chest; Apricots, 25040 c y
box and I__>l; a* y Hi in balk; Figs. 40050cfl
box single layer, and 65075 c for double;
Peaches 25050 eft box; 25fg.50cy bskt.aml
l(3»l'_c ylbin bulk; Blackberries, $1 5002 50
chest; Huckleberries, 60SC y lb; Plums, 200
50c ft box as to variety; Egg Plums, ln bulk,
$10012; ore n Gages, 810012 60 y ton;
Cantaloupes, 60075 c y eraie for VaeavlUe,
and 75.081 25 for River; Nutmeg .Melon...
35030 eft box; Watermelons, $3010 yioo:
i Irabapples, Si '050 eft box.
GRAPES -Sweetwater, 25050 c; .Muscat,
4Ooti"c; Black, 50075 c * box; Tokay, 750
85a f) box.
CITRUS FRUlTS—Mexican Lime.-, $1 500
5; California: Limes, —o—c fl b ix; Lem
ons—Sicily, —0—; California Lemons, $10
1 25 for common aud $1 6002 50 ior good
to choice; Bananas, $1 50._>2 50 y bli
Hawmlan Pineapples,slo4; .Mexican Pine
apples, $3'»4 y dozen.
DRIED FUUIT—We quote: New Apples
are quotable at 3*._S4c fl ft for quartered and
405 c for sliced; New bleached Peaches, <;©
o'/,,:; Apricots, spit, 6Vio7)sc; Prunes, future
delivery, 4%'_(.5_. Dates, 4%05c; .IS'.i2
Prunes, 50->c: pitied Plums, 7',.^-s./-;
Orapes, 2c y tb for tirsls and J-JOIC y lb lor
seconds: suu-dried Peaches, 405 c y ft;
ii. aci.ed Peaches, 6;a-7c; evaporate I Apples,
in boxes, 708 c y ft; Figs, 4';ioc for pressed
and :.0 iyjc y to lor uupressed.
RAISINS—We quote: London layers,
$1 25i^l 50; loose .Muscatel. 9Ocol 10 in
box*;- aud 3k_._. l'_c y ft in sacks.
NUTS—We quote as follows: Chestnuts
[email protected] y ft; Walnuts. 507 c for hard shell, —c
to —c for soft shell and —i' f. ft for paper sbell:
Chile Walnut-, 809 c; California Almonds,
15016 c ior nfl shell, 70SC i ir hard shell and
—o—e for paper shell; Peanuts, -10 l}^e; Hick
ory Nuts, 5013 c; Filberts, [email protected]_-.jt*; Pecan,
8010 c for rough and 11012% c ior poll
Brazil Nms. -©'.ie; Pine Nuts, 12' a ol3c y lb;
Cocoanuts $405 y hundred.
HONEY—Wequote: Comb, 10'gil2c; light
amber, extracted. sc; dark, if„,+ . ■_„:; water
white, extracted. aJ4©d)ic^». *
BEESWAX—Quotableat 22025 c y lb.
BUTTER-Wc quote as tollows: Fancy
creamery, 26.-.2T- a c; fancy dairy, 230'gKc;
good to choice, 20%,22 c; common gra lea,
IHe to ISc flft; pickled ioil, noinmul at 200
2H; lirkln, iioailnal at l-02oc; Easlein
ladle packed. 17<<4,lsey ft.
CHEESE— We quote: Choice to fancy new,
5'...010c; lair to good, 703e; Eastern, ordl
nary lo flue. 11018 c fift.
EGGS—We quote: California ranch, 210
25c: stove Mis. 15 o.lßc y dozen; Eastern
Eggs 150] 8c _* dozen.
PoULTUY—We quote as follows. Live
Turkeys—Gobblers 13018; fl Vr, Hens, lse
to 18c; Rooster-. $500 lor old and $105 for
young: Fryers. $8 5004 50; Broilers, $2 to
83 50:1! ..-. $6 >••; Ducks,old, 8 1 to .- 1 5 .;
young,B3os; ' _ee-e, olu. Sl 25; '.oslings,
$101 50 y pair; Pigeons, $1 2501 5o y
PROVISIONS—Eastern Hams, 13;_(a,llc; I
California Hams, I.J-^aiJc; Eastern Break
fast Bacon. 10017 c: California Bacon, heavy !
and medium, 12018 c; do light, 14014)0;
do, extra Ight, 15 ,016 cy. to; Pork, extra
prime, $11 )16 "0; do, prime mess, $1701-; !
do, mess, [email protected]; do. clear, 525.26; do,
extraclear. $2b027y'.1)1;1' _
y bbl; Beef, m<H-. bbls, $7 sois; do, extru ',
mess, bids, 8- •"•_/<: do. lamdy, Slli<jil2fl
bbl; extra do, $12 50®13 y bbl; do. smoked, !
$10010.; Kastern Lard, tiercis, _>O.)Uc
do. prime steam. 10_M2c; 104b paUls, 12c;
5-lb, 12 l.c; 3-ft. 12 ,c; California, 10-ft j
tins. IOCS do, 5-ft, 10>-,e: do. kegs, li igillc; do
20-Ib buckets, 11 @i IJ-,c; compound, S!>_c
tierces and Uc tor Ul bbl*. ™ i
' W FORPAttH*^^J
mw^^!^l^J!^^^me^^^^^.aS^.9"*U>^n iase to the sull__..r; a few
applicatious act like magic, causing the pain to instantly stop.
ft__t?S^__?o2?J,_ d°i° S °f ?*____ th_T ty *° slxty drops ln lla" :i Ul,">'1' r<* "** ' wlllcure ma
fen minute. Cramps, spusms, Sour Stomach, Code, Flatulence, Heartburn Lai ■ Kui't-
I ing Spells, CHOLtRA MORBL-, DIARRHEA. D V-KX l'KHvtsick li, adach. Naul a
yomfiiajr, -Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Malaria, and all internal ,Yt.,s:inYYffi'.YYnYfo.
diet or water or other causes. 50 cents n bottle, sold by DruartrUtZ '
WOOL—We quote spring:
Calilornia, year's f1eece.....7 s®lo.* 1
Do, 6to 8 months -Ol" I
Do, Foothill 1,, : i"; I
D . Northern 12© 1 1
Do, extra Humboldt and Mendocino 1~". 15
Nevada, choice and light.. . 12014
1"', bi avj- i'*@lo
Oregon, Eastern, choice 12015
Do, Eastern, poor 8010
lx>. Valley .T 12<g>15
HIDES AND SKIIS'S-Quotable as follows:
Sound. Culls.
Heavy Steers, 57tbsup,yfb ..4%0— 4 <&—c
Medium Steers, 48 to 56 _be_4 0— :t%&—
Light, 42 to 47 _bs 3 ®— :":.<tls—
Cows over 50 JM 3 |^_ ■.-.(•ts -
I.i.'iit Cows, 30 to 50 tbs :{ ©— 2V.O—
Stags 3 (3 )_ 2':,(a>—
Kips. 17 to 30 lbs B*4_*o4 2K03
Veal Skins, 10 to 17 lbs 5 0— 4 *!._ —
Calf Skins, sto 10 tbs SKOS 1 .145
Dry Hides, usual selection, 6K©7c; Dry Kips,
6©7e y lb; Calf skins, do, 607 c; Cull" Hides,
Kip and Calf, 4iasc; Pelts, shearlings, 10iS2oc
each; do short, 2504Occach; do medium, 40©
BOc eacb; do long whol, 75c each: Deer Skins
Bummer, SOc. do, good medium, 20c; do
winter, [email protected] y lb; Goat Skins. 300500
apiece lor prime to perfect, 10025 c for dani
aged, and s©loe each for kids.
TALLoW-Refined. 000 V; rendered, sls
5' 4 e: country Tallow. 4©4>|c; Grease, 2f,n
3e y tb.
TA.NHAHIv— We quote: Whole, $15 « cord;
Ground, $2 i y ton.
PI ISTS—Quotableat 1 Oca piece.
Wm m _ \\Y quota Redwood. $5; f>ak,
rough, $; 2507 50; peeled Oak, $8; Pine,
S6 26»00rd.
BTAVE BOLTS-We quote: Spruce, 11rst
class, $10011; second-class. $9010: Fir,
Urst-. lass, $10011; do,second-class. [email protected]'J y
cord. %
kailroad TlES—Quotableat 35c apiece
for 6xß, 45©50 c for 7xo, and 41c for 7xß.
Moat Murket.
Following are the rates lor whole carcasses
from slaughterers todealers:
BEEF—First quality, s©.V:.e; second qual
ity. -l'.:,y,i-; third quality, dJ4*©4c y lb.
CALVES—Quotable at 4©Be for large and
s©7e 9 lb for Bmall.
MUTTON—Quotable at sV_o6}._ca 9>.
LAMB—Spring, 7<_»*sc*y to.
PORK—Live Hogs, on foot, grain fed, heavy
and medium, sc; stock Hogs, 4l£e; dressed
Hogs, 80s'iey-b.
Eastern and Forelirn.
New York. August llth.
W HEAT—August, os-,, ; September, 70 jc;
October, 7:1% c; December. 7-ifc; Ma., si \:.
Chicaoo, August llth.
WHEAT—August, 62> 4 c; September, 03c;
December, 70; a c.
LIVERPOOL, August llth.
\\ H KAT—More disposition to buy. (.'aiifor
nia. spot lots, 5s ti'.A; oil' coust. _ss 3d©2_s
od; just shipped, 2<is Sdj nearly due, 28s 3d;
cargoes off coast, steady; on passage, Higher
prices asked, but no advance established;
Mark Lane Wheal, firmer and held higher;
Wheat and Flour in Paris, firm; weather in
England, very fine.
Bosfnoas in Local Circles Continues of
Verj* Quiet Tone.
Saciiamknto, August llth.
There was a very quiet tone to business tn
local market circles to-day. stocks moving off
very slowly. In the Vegetable line there IS
but very little new. Celery and Cauliflower
were added to the quotations to-day, each of
which are sold at retail for lv eenta per head.
In other lines no changes are to be noted.
Retail Pricos.
Following aro the pr,ces asked by retailers
for the various articles mentioned:
GREEN FRUIT—Applea—Strawberry, $1
y box; (ireen, 75c; Pears—Bartletts, 4c;
Plums Peach, sc; Green Sage, .">.■; Purple
Duahe, sc; Prunes—German, se; Washington,
sc; Peaches—Crawford, 4c; Tustin clings
Grapes Sweetwater, sc; Crab Apples, sc;
Watermelons, lOO2O<- each; Cantaloupes,
[email protected]<- each. Sirawl.trr:. ■<, two boxes lor
2oc; Blackberries, two for 15c.
DRIED FRUlT—Apricots, 10012 c y tb:
Apples, -0llle; Peaches, 12016 c; Plums, 12
©14c; Prunes,B UOc; Pears, 709 c; Nectar
ines, 12©16e; Grapes, $1 y box; Figs, 508 c
y lb.
CITRUS FRUlTS—Limes—Mexican, 10c •
doz* Lemons—Sicily, 40c » doz; common, 25c;
St. Paula, 40c; Granges—Riverside, 25c: Los
Angeles, loc y doz; Coeoanuts, loc eacb;
Pineapples, 25e each; Bananas. 85085 a y
DAIRY PRODUCE-Butter-Valley, y roll,
loc; Fancy Petaluma, 55e; Nevada Creamery ,
60c; Eastern, packed, 20c _ tb; Firkin.lßß
20c Cheese—California, 15c y tb; Young
America, 16c; Kastern Creamery, 80c; Lim
burger, L'Oc: Genuine Swiss, 40.; American,
25c: Martin's Creamery, 2ue.
El U IS—Fresh Kaneh, 25e y dozen: Eastern.
POUI-TRY—Turkeys—Live. 20c y lb; Gob
blers, 20c; dressed, 24c Chickens—Hens, 960
650 y tin/, 60.'i575c ea>-h; Springs, $5 y
doz, 50c each: broilers, $4 y iio_, 40c each;
lame Ducks, 89 y doz, 90c each; Geese, gl 35
VEGETABLES—Peppers, 5,- y tb; Cucum
bers, ioc y dozen; Garlic, sc y tb; __.u_.ar
Corn. 15e y dozen; Beans—Green, 5c y fc;
Yellow, sc; Shell, 7c: Lima,7c Tomatoes, 2!ic.
Squash—Scallop, 2We Crookneck. 6e,
•Plant, 5c y lb; i ikra, lOe*. L tluce (Bay), three
beads tor 25c; Root Vegetables, l2Wc »doz*
Cabbage, lc »tb. Peas—Sacramento, Seym;
Alameda, 8c Radishes, thre,' bunches tor sc;
tireen Onions, tnree bunches for sc; Celery
10c » bead: Cauliflower, lOcy head.
POTATOES—EarIy Rose, 60c y sack; Bur
bank. 'c: Peerless, fr; Sweets, :_>..,• y fc.
MEATS—Beef-Prime mi. Roast,l2>^©lsc:
Chuck Roast, IOc; Rump, 8« Brisk.;, -.»
Corn Beef sc; Por't-rhoti-u st.ak. 15-. ISc'
Loin Steak, l:_'.. + 15c; Round st.ak. loc;
Chuck, Inc. Veai—l.oiu nud Rib Chops, 15c;
Ri ust V, nl, ijjsc. Mutton, Leg, ll©l2kc
Loin and RltvC hops, 1..'..c; Mutton Slew. 8c;
Shoulder Chops, Sc. Pork—Roast or I
15c. Corned Pork, loc-; Sausages, 12'oC; Vi
enna Sausage, 15c; Bacon. 14©lne; Hum, is
BREADSTUFFS—FIour, f4 40ybbl,$l In
for 50-fc sucks, §;. 20 lor 100-fc sacks, Oat
meal, 104b sacks. LOc; Cornmeal, 10-fc sacks
25c; Cracked Wheat, 10-lb sacks, 85c; Hom
iny, l"-ft> sacks, 40c; Graham Flour, 10-fc
sacks, iiiic; Buckwheat, 10-fc sacks, 50c; Rye,
:(scy 111-tb sa.-ks.
HAY AND GRAIN—Oat Hay, 70e y cwl;
Wheal. 70c; secon.l quality, 60c; Allulta, Hoc;
Wheat, whole, $1 40; Barley, .',c; i,round
Barley. Sl 15; Feed Oats, gl 6001 **0: Mid
dlings, Jl 15; Bran, 95c; straw, 7oosOc.
Rates to Producers.
Followlßg are the prices to producers of the
various articles mentioned:
GREKN FRUIT-Apples-Strawberry, 75c
P i„-x; Green, 60c. i'ears-Bartletts, UOc
Plnms -Peach, :!se; Purple Luane, 85 ;
Orecn Gagas, 85c Prunes—German, sue;
Washington, 32.-. Peaches—Crawford, 6(ic;
Tustin clous, 45c; Grapes—Sweetwater,
50c; Crab Applea, 3c y fc; Watermelons,
$I©2 y dozen; Cantaloupes, $1 3o y dozen;
strawberries, [email protected]»e; Blackberries,
60070 c y ens, .
URIEL FRUlT—Apricots. 6<; 7c y fc;
Peaches, 9010 c; Appl.-s, 608 c; Prunes, 9©
10c; Pears, 105 c; Nectarines. 7._j.->c; Raisins,
$1 50 y box: Figs, 7c; Grapes, 7c
CITRUS FRUlTS—Limes—Mexican, 84 p
case. Lemons—Common, $1 50 y l.vi;
Riverside, 9-; 50; St. Paula, 85. Oranges—
Rivers! le, (2 y bo__; Los Angeles, $1 15.
Ban.mas. 81 75 j.2 50 y bunch; Pineapples
(Panama) S4.
DAIRY PRODUCE—Butter—Valley, 17>Jc
y fc; Fancy Petaluma, Iftcj Nevada Cream
ery, 81c; Firkin, 1501' ft--, c:. eee—Califor-I
nia. 10.-; -Toong America, lie; Eastern
Creamery, 15016 c; I__ mberger, 17018 c;
Gennlneßwiss, .--.•; AraericanSwiss, l801Sc;
Martin's Creamery, 15iai6c.
EGGS—Ranch, 21c y.d"Un; __a_rt__m,l9c
POULTRY—Turkeys—Uve Hens. 16c y fc;
Gobblers, 15 ; dressed, lsc; Ch'ckens—Hens
■ . 810 i 50; Broil
• -r-. st; Tame Ducks. 86 sn; Ge.se. Jp:_ y pair
VEGETABLES—Peppers, _>c y fc; Cucnm
l.ers, 5c y dozen; Garlic, (Jc y lb; Su^ar' Corn,
75c ".- sack; Beans—Green, 2e; Ymiow, 3c;
shell 5c yfc; l.lnias, te: Tomatoes, 15 y box
Sjiiasn— Scallop, ley fc; Crookneck, 3c; Egg
Plant, 3c: Okra, Bey tt; Lettaoe lia. .25 • y
dozen; Root Vesretablea, Bo y dozen; Cabbage
%<• y tb; Pea. -Sacramento. .;c: Alameda, c;
Radishes, l^J^ey dozen; Green Onions
y dozen; Oeiory, 50c y dozen; Cauliflower,
POTATOES—EarIy Rose. 40c y sack; Bur
bank-, 50c; Peerless, soc; Sweets 1' ,c y to.
MEATS—Beef, ~>y,„j_.-,c; Mutton 7>:*-c*
Lamb, 809 c; v-.-.y. Ur_e, 506 Xc; small,
dressed, -.©lie; Hogs, 5',•_.;.,.■; dressed Pork,
He; Hams, East m. 170..0 C; Calilornia, 15a
17c; Bacon. l:;'. J ol7c.
BREADSTOFI .- I'our,s4 y bbl; Oatmeal.
10-to sacks, :',};.- y fc: $8 85* luo-to sacks;
Cornmeal—White. 81 90 y 100-fc suck-;
to r, >1 60 y 100-fc sacks; Cracked Wheat
82 35 y 100-to sacks; Graham, 82 y 100-to
HAY AND GRAIN—Oat Hay, 810013 y
ton; Wheat. 810013; second quality, SIO
Alfalfa, 99010 50; Wheat, whole, 81 20 y
ctl; Barley, 90c; Corn, 91 25; Bran, $16 50
I>- t<in; Middlings, $21 y ion; Ground Barley!
S2l y ton; Straw, 50065 c y ball .
BAS Fra gust 11, 1893.
MOKNIM. ________.! N.
B* * B 60c Mexican 40045 c
Conlidence 1..,- .lavage
Folosi 65c If. Jacket 45c
___rr__j__.nos si._s.sio_..
Belcher 30c H. A > soe
B- * li 00. I'otosl 6507-Oe
C. c.-fcVa l 35 Ophir 700
> hoiiar 3oc Bavage 45c
Fureka lirift 45c
The Method Is Simple mil Has Few
Objectionable Fcutures.
From the mouth of the I'urnaco a long,
narrow platform is built ont, on the top
of which aro rails and a sort of grille or
trolley, with two wheels under Ttat tbe
outer ond. Oval-shaped irons are placed
on this trolley, and on thorn is placid the
corpse, either in a lillii pine coffin or,
what is far better and more appropriate,
in a long wrapping of some light material
which completely covers the body, head
and all, and allows of its being lilted out
of the coliin without it.s being in the least
uncovered or unnecessarily handled.
Once the corpse is in ns place on the
trolh-v, with the head toward the furnace,
tho smallest pressure on the long lever
handle ofthe trolley raises v without any
difficulty, and the corpse is genlly anil
reverently glided into the furnace on the
rails. The oval irons just rest on the sides
ol the jjroove which is meant to receive
the ashes. As soon, therefore, as every
thing is in its appointc 1 place tho trolley
drops tinder tho supporting irons and is
withdrawn; tho heavy iron doors aro
shut, the inner oue that separates tho
furnace from the lire i which has .been iit
an hour and a half previously) is with
drawn by means of external weights and
pulleys, and the god-head of Hame, most
divine olonieiil, rushos in to claim tho
body of its woisbiper.
A low wall partly divides the fire from
the chamber in which the body is pla i d.
so tho Hame rising over the obstacle
sweeps in a torrent over tho body until
it reaches the feet, where opens the re
turn Hue that leads directly back under
the furnace, down a covered-in passage
and up the beautiful campanile-like
chimney, at the base of which is another
furnace of coke, through which tho
smoke aud flame bave to pass, thus being
thoroughly purified before being allowed
to escape iuto the outer air. -New York
__^_ _
a Hangman's tribulation-.
A hangman struggling with his con
science and linancial embarrassment is a
spectacle touching enough to rouse tho
sympathy of tho most callous occupant ot
the condemned cell. Mr. Berry, after
discharging lor some time with credit to
himself and satisfaction to his patients
the duties of public executioner, suddenly
-resigned to become a lecturer against
capital punishment, and the author of a
treatise on the same subject, ln neither
capacity has linancial sue.ess attended
bia efforts, and he has now written to the
I'nder Sheriffs of London aud the Pro
vince*, earnestly pleading for a share in
any executions of which they have tho
patronage. "I always held," ho says,
"good and trusted positions beiore I was
hangman. Now the public are afraid to
engage me—such is tho stigma on the
person who holdssuch an olliee. My wiio
has completely broken down iv health
with worry and trouble of ttieatl'air. .My
daughter, eleven years of age, 1 have had
to bring away from the Soveuoaks Hos
pital, in Kent, owing to my embarrass
ment and linancial difficulty. lam now
ruined. My home was a liappy ono be
iore. but now nothing looks bright."
I'nder such circumstances he asks tho
Nheritts to givo him a 'fresh start,-' aud
should they honor him with a share of
their hangings he assures them that
"every movo" will bo kept strictly pri
vate, aud they nover will see his name
mentioned afterward. Ihe caso is a sad
one. If Mr. Berry could dismiss his
financial einbariussmonts with tho "long
drop," ho might still bo a happy man, but
apparently he tiuds thoiu moro difficult
to dispose of than condemned crimiuals.
—London Daily Telegraph.
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USK IIOKSI-'i illli's Arm PHOSPHAI___
Dr. .1. K. Socord, San Jose, Cal., says:
"I have used it with marked success iv
cases ot" slow digestion, in toning the
nervp centers, and in extreme nervous
debility, producing rol'roshing sleep."
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