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Mill, tke Democratic Candidate, Elected
fiivernwr of Jew York State aid
FitzflaghLce ii Vir
ginia. NKW YOBK.
The election in New York state Tuesday
passed off quiet'y. In the northern part of
the stao a snow storm pr;vailed all day
and a light vote was poled in the northern
tier of connties. From the time of the re
ceipt of tho retains it was evident that the
Bemocrals were reaaouably certain of suc
cess. It was supposed that Gen. Joseph B.
Barr, Bspnblicin Candida" for lieutenant
governor and a popular Irishman, would
mn ahead o. the ticket, but in this the re
publicans weie disappointed. The state it
conceded to the democrats by the various
authorities. In aa editorial headeJ " The
president holds hia ownatnte," the Tribune
says: "The democrats retain New York.
Gov. Hiil h".s hepn elected by c fismre o
handsome a to ui tike toe bipxatly plural
ity wmcu uti,.it gave Cleveland almost
The Tr'buue aVo es imited Hillp plu
rality at 10 (X-0. The e'erion in New York
city was conducted qiintiy. Of the 216,000
votera who registered, 200,000 went to the
polls. It web generaly admitted that if Hill
could leave tbe city with 45,000 majority
over Davenport bis election was assured.
He received that majority, and the 1,000
majority from Kings county added to the
hopes of his party. Carr ran but a few
' hundred ahead of his ticket. The repmbli
eana early conceded the fact that the city
had gone democratic, but maintained until
a late hour that the state had gone for
Boston, Nov. 3. The following is the to
tal vote of Boston for governor: Prince,
22 8D2; Robinson. 18,846; Sumner, 238.
Boston, Nov. 3, l p m. Returns from
all but eight towns in the state give Robin
son, republican, 10,000 plurality for gover
nor. IOWA.
Des Moines, Nov, 3. Oae-fourth of the
precinct3 of the state now reported indi
cate a republican majority on the state
ticket of 13 000 or 14,000.
Hartford, Nov. 3. Returns from fifty
towns in the state eieot 37 republican and
89 democratic members of the legislature, a
democratic gain of 6.
Philadelphia, Nov. 3. It is estimated
Pennsylvania will give a republican major
ity of 25,000 to 30,000.
Chicago, Nov. 3. Appearances at the dif
ferent polling places here tc-day indicate
that the vote would be lighter than usual.
As yet no official returns have been re
ceived. VIRGINIA.
In Virginia the election passed off with
out any trouble. The reBult indicates the
election of Gen. Fifz Hugh Lee, democrat
ic candidate for governor, and a democrat
ic legislature has undoubtedly been chos
St. Paul,
, xiut. . uvacaio luuwiiuu-
Nov. 3,
eer from all parts of south Dakota show
that the Sioux Falls constitution has been
carried. The republican state ticket is
elected, and prohibition probably carried.
Baltimore, Nov. 3. 12 m. The election
-passed off quietly and the result is a com
plete victor for the democratic ticket in
this city.
Detroit, Nov ., 8 The democrats
elected the entire city ticket, except clerk.
Philadelphia, Nov., 3 A special to the
Times from Trenton, N, J., gays: "The
election in this state has resulted in a sub
stantial victory for the republicans. The
only iesue was the legislature, in both
branches of which the domocrats will be
again in tho minority. The best estimates
at midnight give the republicans thirteen
Totes in the next senate to eight for the
democrats.and in the assembly thirty-three
republicans to twenty-seven democrats."
Report of the Attorney Genera!.
Oa the 5th of October Gov. Martin sent a
letter to Attorney General Bradford, asking
him. to ascertain the real facts touching the
enforcement of laws in Kansas and especial -the
enforcement of the prohibitory law.
On the 23d of October the attorney gen
eral.replied to this inquiry which has been
printed, making eight pages of a large sized
The summing up of the attorney general j
In concmeion allow me to sny: Kansas
has a population of about one and one
quarter millions of people; it has eighty
hve organized counties; in sixty-two of
these counties, only 525 convictions have
been had for the various criminal laws of
the state since January 1st, 1885. That two
huna ed and thirty of that number are con
victions for the prohibitory law. Fifty-two
of the eighty-live counties in the state re
port that they have no saloons. Eight of
the other comntie report that the law is
partially enforced. Two counties say the law
is not enforced, and we may infer that very
little has been done to enforce it. To the
laat two counties I will add the counties of
Atchison, Ford and Leavenworth, . where
the law is openly and notoriously violated,
making a report from sixty-three counties
in the state. About seventy-nine per cent.
of all the cases brought for the vio'ation of
the prohibitory law result in the conviction
of ton defendants, which shows a very
healthycondition of publia sentiment u, on
that question.
Yours very respectfully,
S. B. Bbadtord, Attorney General.
"You know that odious Miss Brown?"
"Indeed I do."
"Well, I am so provoked at her. You
remember that' new fall hat that she
"Yes, indeed."
"Well, I had one made that cost three
times as much as hers, and I wore it to
oburch last Sunday morning. Oh, how I
detest that woman."
" What has she to do with you wear
ingyour hat to church? Did she spoil
your haV crush it, or damage it?"
dnio ''Need, I should say not. After
all my trouble the miserable woman
didn't come to church at all. I might
just as well have worn my old hat."
Miss Lizzie Thompson, is manager of
theWeetion Union Tdegrcmn office at
Salina will eoon have gas and electric
The special delivery 8ys:ecu has been
instituted at Emporia.
Another eight thousand dollar school
house is being built in Dodge City.
Burlinpame, Osage county, has organ
ized a colored fire company.
For the first time in twenty years
Allen county is out of funds.
Leavenworth county has a population J
0142,26b; Marion ,county, I7,syt.
A company has been formed at To
ronto, Woodson county, to prospect for
Work has commenced on tbe new $50,
000 passenger depot at Ottawa, Franklin
The Citizens bank, a new institution
at Abilene, opened its doors for businebS
laat week.
A horpe thief named George Wallace
escaped from Lyon county jail at Em
poria last week.
Bill Johnson wa arrested at Arkan
sas City, Cowley county, last week for
horse stealing.
A man bad a team, buggy and harness
stolen at a campmeeting in Montgomery
county, the other day.
J. J. Miller, sheriff of Dickinson county
was indicted on three different counts by
the grand jury of that county.
One hundred and fifty-three new
dwellings have been built in Anthony,
Haper county, since January 1st.
David Delk, convicted of assault with
intent to kill, broke jail at Oskaloosa,
Jeffen-on county one night last week.
Burglars attempted but failed to blow
open the safe of Robert Whisner, the
other night, at La Cynge, Linn county.
Miss Susie Patrick, of Jewell City
schools is the only teacher in Jewell
county who holds a state certificate.
Charges of .incompetency etc., have
been preferred against the city marshal
of Emporia, which the city council are
A special election has been called in
Marion county, for the purpose of voting
aid to the proposed Omaha, Abilene and
Wichita railroad.
Thieves attempted to sell a load of
hides in Atchison the other day which
they had stolen at Carbondale, but were
arrested and jailed.
There are ten lines of railway in course
of construction in this state at this time
with some twenty-five or thirty lines un
der contemplation.
Mr. J. H. Dowden, of Lincoln, Neb.,
had his leg broken last week, by the up
setting of a stage between Lenora and
Oberlin, Decatur county.
Wm. Denris, f Eeneca, Nemaha coun
ty, was last wee sentenced to four years
in the penitentiary for an attempted out
rage on an 11-year-old girl.
The business men of Atchison have or
ganized a stock company to operate a
foundry and stove works in that city. A
suitable building will be selected at once.
Kansas City is the name of a new
town which has been established in Scott
county. The town site is said to be the
geographical centre of the United States.
A vigilance committee of the best citi
zens of Johnson county, has been organ
ized in Olathe for the purpose of driving
suspicious characters away from that
Chase County Leader: One night last
week a burglar entered Dr. Pugh's drug
store by cutting through the window and
opening the catch. $30.35 cents was
A man named Patisberger, living near
Cheney, Sedgewick county, has mysteri
ously disappeared, and foul play is sus
pected. Sherman Johnson has been
arrested on suspicion.
The county commissioners of Cloud
county, have offered $500 reward for the
detection of the person or persons who
murdered the unknown man found in the
Republican river below Concordia.
Leavenworth is excited over a proposi
tion from L. T. Smith to build a "railroad
in a northern direction, crossing the
Central Branch at Muscotah, and ending
at Pawnee City, Nebraska.
Ellsworth Democrat: C. F. McGrew, of
this cityy, has in his .posesaion the com
pass once used by Old John Brown. It
is a rare relic, he having been offered
$500 for it by the Smithsonian Institute.
According to the official statistics of
the state board of agriculture, Doniphan
county, is not the only county in the
state that shows a decrease in population
from "last year. Atchison county fell off
more than 2,000.
Atchison Globe: T. V. Lawrence, an
old and deaf gentleman who lives at
Concordia, Cloud county, was run into
by an ea8tboundpasenger train on the
Central Branch. His injiries are con
sidered fatal.
John H. Davis, a farmer living near
Clinton, Douglass county, claims to be
still suffering from the effects of broken
ribs received more than a year ago the
Ossawatomie asylum, whilen inmate of
that institution,
. The hay press and warehouse of S. H.
Sice, at Seneca, Nemaha county, burned
one night last week, There was fifty or
sixty tons of hay, awaiting shipment,
that was burned. The machinery waa
injured beyond repair.
Geuda Springs Herald: One night last
week three men were killed whose names
were supposed to beMurphy, Collins and L
tteorge, of Wellington. They were struck
by a passenger train on the Geuda
Springs, Caldwell & Western railroad.
Biley Johnson, a railroad agent and
telegraph operator, was crushed to death
the other day, by being caught between
the bumpers of cars at Arcadia, Crawford
county. The link only lacked six inches
of passing through his entire body.
Mr. M. Hixson's barn at Osage, Allen
county, was burned to the ground one
night last week together with hay, three
sets of harne38,two8addles,a check rower,
corn planter and three head of horses.
Supposed to "be the work of an incen
diary. Salem (Jewell county) Argus: A few
days since, a son of N. M. Ireland was
handling a shot-gun when it -was acci
dentally discharged, the charge striking
him in the upper arm completely sever
ing the muscle. -SeisinaTery critical
Last week two men at 'Atchison after
driving off a horse, captured a "recently
arrived emigrant from Indiana, robbed
him of $14, left him in possession of the
rig while they went into the depot to
sand a dispatch to Indiana to the man's
friends, and disappeared.
Lawrence Herald: The large specimen
of a petrified tiee presented to the state
university by a gentleman in the west
ern part of the Btate, will be mounted
on a pedestal. This is said to be the
jargest'and most beautiful Boecimen
ever seen in the state.
Salem (Jewell county) Argur. One day
laBt week one of Thos. Wateons boys
put out a fire to burn some weeds out of
a potato patch, but the fire got into the
prairie grass and burned a house for
Mr. Stone, and all of.Egg Taylor's house
hold goo Js also.
Abilene Gazette: During a rain storm
cne night last week the house of Wm.
Arthur, in Bidge township, was struck
by lightning, doing about $150 damage.
It will be rememoered that this is the
house in which young Arthur was killed
by lightning last summer.
The safe of Mes.rs. Gottschalk & Co.,
of Ottawa, was tapped the other evening,
a little after six o'clock, and $56 taken
The parties were followed to Olathe and
arrested. One was A. L. Devenny, a son
of Judge Devenny, of Olathe, and the
other a gambler from Kansas City.
Mr. D. F. Corbett, chief clerk in the
ticket department of the St. Louis, Fort
Scott and Wichita railroad at Fort Scott,
while out hunting the other day, acci
dentally discharged his gun. -The entire
charge entered the upper part of the
hand and wriBt, lacerating the flesh and
bones in a most shocking manner. The
arm was amputated.
Thousands of snakes, of the blue racer
variety, have been noticed coming to
their home in the bluff north of the mill
pond, at Glen Elder, Mitchell county.
It will be remembered that over eight
teen hundred rattlesnakes were found
and killed at the time the bluff was be
ing graded for the railroad, a few years
Abilene Reflector: Miss Genevieve
Carpenter, who lately returned from a
school of stenography at Chicago, which
she attefided for some six or seven
weeks, is doing some excellent work in
short-band during this term of court.
She has proven an unusually adept pu
pil. Her bright face and sunny nature
has thrown a ray of sunshine in the old
Clyde Serad: In the matter of the
late Daniel Natting, who, a few weeks
ago, died in Shirley township under the
suspicion of being poisoned by his wife,
and for which reason his body was dis
interred and a coronor's inquest held,(
the jury returned a verdict that the de
ceased died of poison, hut fastened the
gailt upon no one, so the probabilities
are that no arrests will be made.
Leavenworth limes: Kansas has
the bravest women in the .f orld, as a
matter of course. Books county furnishes
her own representative. The other day
while Mrs. C. S. Maynard, of North
ampton tewnshipj was going after water,
she saw a large wolf run across her path
and into a hole close by. She imme
diately got out of the wagon, and pro
ceeded to said hole with axe in hand;
reaching in, she caught Mr. Wolf by the
tail, pulled him out, and split his head
with her little axe. That is the kind of
women they have in Books county.
Olathe Mirror-Gazette: Perhaps the
most daring and reckless burglary and
robbery pver committed in this city oc
curred one evening last week at the jew
elry store of Mr. L. D. Willitt, on Park
street. Mr. Bankin, on entering the
store shortly after 6 o'clock was confront
ed with a revolver and ordered to get
out. He did the wise thing and with
drew from tbe room and gave the alarm.
The burglar made his escape through
the back window, where he had effected
an entrance and took with him several
gold watches, and jewelry amounting to
$400 or $500.
Atchison Globe: A farmer living three
or four nrles south of town tells of an in
teresting fight which he witnessed s
short time ago. He was engaged ii
quarrying rock,when he heard the warn
ing of a rattlesnake, and on looking
around saw one of these reptiles "spar
ring" with a huge black "snake, both
dodging, and attempting to secure an ad
vantage. After a little scientific work
they came together, when a furious fight
commenced. The black snake wound
itself around the other, which was thick
and heavy, but not before the rattler had
succeeded in biting it, and crushing it as
hard as it knew how; then draggedTitself
off and laid down to rest and brush
some of the sweat out of its eyes. The
rattler was also exhausted, and rested
I up for a few minutes, when they came
logeiner again, ana naa anouier round.
This lasted half an hour, when the black
Bnake dragged itself off and died, and
the rattler was about to claim the stakes
when the farmer killed it with a rock.
In an hour the black snake had swollen
to twice its natural sise.
Mr. atom' Tint Fe.
Satmrday Xramlnc Gasette.
I once heard Storrs tell of the first fee
he ever received. A farmer who had a
cow'killed by a railway train employed
him to prosecute a suit for damages and
Storrs got a verdict for $75. A few days
after the farmer came in, rubbing his
hands in great glee and congratulated
Storrs on the great eloquent speech he
made to the jury.
"The old critter wasn't worth more
than $15," said the farmer, and how you
got $75 for her is more than lean com
prehend. It must have been that speech
of yours. I kuow it was that speeech,
and HI pay you liberally, my boy. Have
you collected the judgment?"
"I have," replied Storrs.
"Then we'll settle, and I'll pay you
liberally, too."
Storrs hnded out $15,say ing: "There's
your share."
"How's that?" asked the astonished
"Well, you. say your old cow was
worth only $15, and my speech was
worth $60; ain't you satisfied?" .
"Waal, no?" responded the farmer; '1
don't think it's quite honest."
"Then take that, you damned cor
morant," exclaimtdMr. Storrs, throwiag
oat another $5 bill.
One thouemnd three hundred and
ninety-nine care of cattle have" 'been
shipped from Dodge City since last May.
Dodge City Globe. We hear almost
every day of horses being stolen in this
vicinity, and warn campers and farmers
to keep a careful watch over their
Washington Register: There are very
few large herds of cattle to be fed in
Washington county this year, on ac
count of the prevalence of disease amoner
nod in some innahtiM thonch fnliv as I
many lots of a car load and less are be
ing fed by our farmers as usual. t
Garden City Sentmeh The rain and
snow of last week will be hard on stock,
especially on sheep. Stock men would
have preferred no rain until about the
first of March. But it is an ill wind that
blows nobody good. The hay and fod
der the grangers have put up will be in
good demand and at remunerative prices.
Lawrence Journal: One of our report
ers interviewed our veterinary surgeon,
Dr. Murphy, in relation to the condition
of the hogs. Having made repeated
post mortem examinations in different
localities, the result seems to indi
cate that it is not regular hog cholera,
bui is caused by bacteria, (a parasite) in.
the blood producing a contagious dis
ease similar to spinal meningitis,produc
ing symptoms of a varied character in
some" cases causing a paralysis of the
throat, in others paralysis of the stom
ach and other organs.
L. 6. Bacheldor, of Concordia, Cloud
county, writes to the governor that he
has discovered a remedy for the eradi
cation of hog cholera. He states that
the disease is a fever, the animal being
costive, with a cough and no appetite.
His remedy is oil of tar two-thirds of a
tablespoonful to a large hog twice a day,
with two dropi of carbolic acid; also, if
costive, one heaping tablespoonful of sul
phur a day in feed. If they will not eat
put it all in water. Keep them in a dry
place. Give them a good "smudging"
once a day, and sprinkle air slacked
lime in their nests. Mr. Bacheldor states
that he has cured seven out of nine after
they had all the symptoms of the dis
ease. He states that he has tried almost
every remedy to no purpose until he
tried this. He says to make his dis
covery public, and asks only that he
may be given credit for the discovery of
the remedy.
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A Body Possessing Great Nominal Power
Bat Little Real Authorl-y.
Harper's Magazine.
Mexico is nominally governed by a
congress, first called September 14, 1813,
which has probably seen as many vicis
situdes as any assembly on earth has
ever seen in the same time. It has
been chased here and there, dissolved,
expelled, recalled and remodeled, until
it has finally settled down to an estab
lished institution. It now consists of a
senate of about sixty members, which
meets in a room in the national palace,
and a chamber of deputies of some 220
members, which meets in the old theater
oflturbide, over half a mile from the
national palace. Iu appearance this
congress could hardly be distinguished
from that of the United States. lully
nine tenths of its members are of pure
white blood, and the others have no
more color than fashion demands of a
stylish brunette. Ho traces of rusticity,
coarseness, ignorance, or stupidity are
visible, nor is there any sign of what is
generally known as Mexican costumes,
eminent soldiers, scholars, lawyers and
members of other professions, with
young men whose talents have attracted
notice; and the members show a degree
of politeness and dignity that would im
prove many or our state legislatures.
Their conversation in the lobbies and on
the floor shows an extraordinary degree
of culture and education, and both bodies
are the last to which one would look for
subserviency to the executive.
Theoretically this Congress is elected
by the people. Practically it is elected
by the president. A note to the officer
in command of the military district, or
to the political chief a civil officer whose
actual powers are co-extensive with the
requirements of any emergency recom
mending a certain person as a suitable
subject for a congressman, rarely fails.
Should it fail, the error is easily corrected
in the canvass, or still more easily in the
final returns. In the federal district the
city of Mexico and its environs the
elective system is still more charmingly
simple. Should there be two candidates,
which is rarely the case, the defeated
candidate is the last one on earth to
complain or contest the seat.
A Congress so elected can be nothing
but a ratifying committee. Especially
mustitbe.soina country like Mexico,
with a vast ignorant lower class taking
no interest in public affairs in time of
peace, with no middle class worthy of
mention, and with an upper class too
small to resist the army, which must be
kept up to restrain the turbo! eut part of
the lower class. Under such circum
stances it is quite useless for a repre
sentative to be independent The result
would be the loss of a good position, $250
a month for doing next to nothing. And
should he find himself, upon some pre
text, banished to Yucatan or languish in
prison, his nominal constituents are the
last ones on earth to whom he can look
for redress.
The visitor in the galleries of the
Mexican congress sees at once, the effect
of this. Day after day the houses meet,
and adjourn in a few moments after hear
ing the minutes of the last meeting and
a formal communication or two from
some state legislature or officer. Oc
casionally a bill is passed. But it goes
as a matter of course, the members tak
ing no interest in it. Many do not even
hear their names called, and their assent
is assumed; others give a delicate nod or
little wave of the hand; while others
merely smile at thesecretary. The con
gressman cares no more for the "dear
people" than the people care for him.
Bespect fer them can only get him into
trouble whereas, respect for the presi
dent will insure his return. His consti
tuents troubles him with no letters, in
structeon8, resolutions, or petitions; and
he in return spares them the infliction
of public documents, printed speeches,
papers and all other evidences of his re
gard. Many strange religions are being in
troduced into California, among them
Hindoo, Theosophy and Chinese Con
fucianism. The growth of spiritualiem
there is so rapid as to chalenge atten
tion. A local paper, noting these facts,
says it is about time for the christian
ehmrches to wake op.
No, darling, dem't caress me.
For now it would distress mi,
As I am ar.tated.
I P T y do not tease me
lt you desire to please me.
I bsg jou not to iqueeu me
l'vejustbeea vaccinated.
Nod Tory, Journal'
Her lawyer It is a bad investment
since they have watered the stock.
She Yes, but it seems cruel not to.
Her lawyer Er-not to-what t
She Not to water the noor thins9. and
in such weather as this, particularly.
Harper's Baazar. '
Be Did it ever occur to you how dif
ficult it must have been for Solomon to
propose to a thousand maidens?"
She Yes; but not half so difficult as
some of the men of the present day find
it to 6e to propose to one maiden.
Harper's Bazaar.
"Oh, Emeline, come quick 1 The baby's
tumbled down into the cistern; we's bin
a-fishin' for him for half an hour wid an
umbreller handle an' a chunk o' sponge
cake, an' we can't even git a nibble.".
Harper's Bazaar.
Country bride (at dinner, to husband,
who is doing his best to eat an olive).
"What's the matter with the plums,
James?" ' '
Husband(with a wry face). "The
blamed things is spoiled."
Texas Sittings.
Gus De Smith I want to hire you to
take me out to the lunatic asylum and
back. How much do you charge for the
round trip?
Colored hackman DeLorM Yer ain't
gwin ter come back arter you once get
out dar, is yer, Honey?
The Judge.
Big Medicine (the only, original, etc.)
Take one bottle of nature's remedy,
'Herbs of Sunflower,' and receive your
Blind gent An wud yez be after
wantin' me fur t' wurk meself ouwit of
erjob? Cumnareme, an' oi'll caress
ye wid me club !
Boston Courier.
I see that Smith is coming up this way ;
I hope he'll setde that account to-day.
He's feeling for his wallet. Ha J I knew
That he had come to pay that balance due.
He.s going past, by Jove ! Well, well, no doubt
Some other creditor has cleaned him out.
Philadelphia Call.
Mrs. de Bogs Did you take Johnny to
school, Jeremiah?
Mr. de Bogs I did. An excellent
school it is, Matilda. The scholars are
models of deportment, the curriculum is
first-class,' and the professor is a man of
ability. At least that ' is the way he
struck me.
Johnny (with a groan) you ought to
have staid about and hour and see how
he struck me.
St. Louis Critic.
Doctor Have you, sir, ever tried the
Invild Yes, I tried it once, but it's
too hard work. Dressing and undressing
is very tiresome.
Doctor I don't quite understand.
Inviled Well, you see, the doctor I
had there said I must be sure and take
a toddy after each bath.
"Yes; but suppose he did ?
"It keeps me bathing all the time.
Salt Lake Tribune,
I see Dr. Blister is dead.
What did he die of?
Billions fever.
I am surprised to hear that, because
he bosted he could cure me of billions
How much did he charge you?
He charged me a fearful bill. I think
it was upward of $500.
Well, that explains why he did not
cure himBelf. He was a close man, and
at those figures couldn't afford to cure
Merchant Traveler.
Bumby came into Johnson's office
looking blacker than the dark of the
moon, and flopped down in a chair.
"What's up?" inquired John son.
"Why, that infernal editor called me a
liar a while ago."
"Are you sure of it?"
"Of course I am. A friend told me he
has heard him say so."
"Well, well," exclaimed Johnson, in
some excitement, getting up to go out,
"excuse me; I must go and have the re
port confirmed. It is the first time I
ever heard of that editor .telling the
too professional.
Harper Magaxlne.
In a western city lives an undertaker,
Brown, by name, a great wag, and al-
.ways ready to play a joke; also a doctor
who is a joker, and is always ready to
tell on himseir, ana a monument maker
who is of the same kidney.
One day the doctor was driving at full
speed down a businers street when Mr.
Brown spied him.
Brown was in his wagon with the
sign of his profession on the side.
Whipping up his horse he came as
close to the doctor as gossible, and glanc
ing around he. spied: the monument
maker. Galling to the monument-maker to
hurry up, Brown called out:
"Go on, doctor, go on; we're coming."
The dobtor looked round, and dismay
was pictured on his countenance.
He whipped uphis horses, but all to
no purpose, the undertaker and the
monument maker following closely.
At last the ridiculous part of the thing
struck him, and leaning back, in hia
buggy he gave vent to his laughter, in
spite of the thought:
"What a sign for a prominent physi
cian this is!"
I BcstonsupportaiBaanearstr..T
B. Sanborn, not 75 of whom will recorer! .
This is frightful! Insanity has in
creased 40 per cent in a decade and ant
of the cases are incurable. Whatever
the individual cause may be, the fact re
mains that Uric Acid blood sets the
brain on fire, destroys its tissues, and
then comes some form of fatal lunacy.
Nothing is so pitiable as a mind dis
eased. Most brain troubles begin in tk
stomach; then if the blood is filled with
uric acid, caused by failure of kidney
action, and the consequent destruction
of the blood life albumen yon have
the fuel and the flame and a brain in full
blaze as when one raves, or in slow com
bustion, as in milder forms of insanity.
Bev. E. D. Hopkins, of St. Johnsbury
Vt, a few years ago was confined in am
asylum. He took a terrible cold while
aiding in putting out a fire in a neigh
bor's burning house, and for twenty-five
years that cold was slowly filling his
blood with uric acid and finally the
deadly work was done. The case looked
hopeless but he happily used Warner's
safe cure and recovered. That was three
years ago and having ridden his blood of
all surplus acid, he has remained well
until this day.
It is indeed a terrible thing to lose
one's mind, but it is a more terrible
thing to suffer such a condition when it
can be so easily prevented.
Thanksgiving Proclamation.
The following proclamation has been
issued by the president:
The American people have always
abundant cause to be thankful to Al
mighty God, whose watchful care and
guiding hand hasbeen manifested in every
stage of their national life guarding and
protecting them in time of peril and
safety, leading them in the hour of dark
ness and danger.
It is fitting and proper that a nation
thus favored, should on one day in every
year, for that purpose especially appoint
ed, publicly acknowledge the goodness of
God and return thanks to Him forallHis
gracious gifts.
Therefore I, Grover Cleveland, presi
dent of the United States of America, do
hereby designate and set apart Thursday,
November 26, as a day of public thanks
giving and prayer, and do invoke
the observance of the same by
all the people of the land. On that day
let all secular business be suspended, and
let the people assemble in their usual
places of worship, and with prayer and
songs of praise, devoutly testify their
gratitude to the giver of every good and
perfect gift, for all that He has done for
us in the year that has passed, for our
preservation as a people of the United
States, and for our deliverance from the
s nock and danger of political convulsion;
for the blessing of peace and for our
safety and quiet, while wars and rumors
of wars have agitated and afflicted other
nations of the earth; for our security
against the scourge and pestilence
which in other lands has
claimed its dead by thousands
and filled the streets with- mourning;
fcrthe plenteous crops which reward
the labor of the husbandman and in
crease our nation's wealth, and for the
contentment throughout our borders
which follows in the train of prosperity
and abundance.
Let there also be on the day thus set
apart, a reunion of families, sanctified
and chastened by tender memories and
associations, and let the social inter
course of friends with pleasant reminis
cences renew the ties of affection and
strengthen the bonds of kindly feeling;
and let us by no means forget while we
give thanks and enjoy the comfort which
have crowned our lives, that truly grate
ful hearts are inclined to deeds of chari
ty, and that a kind and thoughtful re
membrance of the poor will double the
pleasure of our condition and render our
praise and thanksgiving more acceptable
in the sight of the Lord.
Done at the .city of Washington, this
second day of November, one thousand
eight hundred and eighty-five, and of
the independence of the United States
the one hundred and tenth.
(Signed.) Grover Cleveland.
T. F. Bayard,
Secretary of State.
Family Pride.
Chicago Herald.
Two train acquaintances were talking
of their family traits.
"I come from an artistic family," said .
one; "every one of our folks is fond of
paintings and statuary.
"Any great artists among you?"
"No, but my Uncle John is a daisy sign,
"That's good. Our lamily runs to
music. Greatest family for music you
ever saw."
"Any noted musicians among you?"
"No, but I've got four daughters who
'are all learning the piano at once, and so
far not a darned soul of us has gone
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