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’ 2&isjcjella neons. EUsinco., COFFEES & TEAS, STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, Gay and Colvin Streets, OLD TOWN, BALTIMORE, Md. W“A11 orders carefully packed and delivered to any railroad station FREE OF CHARGE. Jan. 6.—12 m. Bolgi&no’s Strictly Northern Grown SUGAR CORN viraHty.'is pure Heed Stock. Country Gentlemen, Stowell’s Evergreen. Late Mammoth, Earlv Mammoth, Bhoe Peg, Imitation Sugar Corn. Red Cob Ninety Day, Gellespie’s Neck, Second Early Adams, lowa Gold Mine, Improved Learning, Mastodon, Early Dent and Golden Beauty. Extra Early Alaska Peas at $3.00 per bushel. Extra Early First and Best at $2.50 per bushel. Extra Early Triumph Peas, $2.50 per bushel. Earliest Red Valentine Beans at sfl per bushel. Choice White Silver.-skin and Yellow Denvers Onion Bets at low prices. TnUITFI cccn Plant Bolgiano’s Strictly I U I*l A I U uLLU Choice Tomato Seed, sold at reasonable prices, and your crop will be a profitable one. It has always produced plants fret from blight. WChoice Red Clover, Timothy, Orchard Grass, Kentucky Blue Grate and Rea Top, J. BOLGIANO & SON, 28 S. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Md. Apl.litJunel7. G. HOWARD STIRLING &CO., Members Baltimore Stock Exchange, Ulflilmeslßl BROKERS, No. 6 SOUTH BTREET, Home Telephone 247. BALTIMORE, Md. gladly furnished about secur ities listed or unlisted in other cities. All inqui ries by mail promptly answered. Oct. 14.—tf. GEO. W. KIRWAN &TCO7, 29 East Baltimore Street. BALTIMORE, MD. Novelties In Men’s Furnishings! BEST MAKE AND MATERIAL I NEW IMPORTATIONS IN NECK WEAR. all weights at Prices to Bult. > "^?R^ I S^SSNEOLIGEE > SHIRTr at si.oo. Agents for Gardner A Vail’s New York Laundry. May 19.—12 m. HARRY GROOM. GEORGE GROOM. Towson Dairy, GROOM S ICE DEPOT, DAIRY GROVE FARM, 404 YORK ROAD. ICE, MILK, ICE-CREAM, ETC., Delivered In Towson, Lutherville, Ruxton, Go vanstown and vicinity at moderate rates. Telephone communication. Your patronage solicited. HARRY GROOM A BRO„ Proprietors. Mch. 3.—tf. electrician? —CONBULT E. M. KUEOHLER, YORK ROAD near CHESAPEAKE Ave. TOWSON, MD. —HOUSES EQUIPPED FOR ELECTRIC LIGHTING. Regular Alarms and Bells of all kinds. Locksmith Work of Every Description ALL KINDS OF LOCKS. ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY FURNISHED. Nov. 4, I G9y. BICYCLES! I am handling this VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BICYCLE and will be glad to give any information regarding It. It is among the Cheapett and Beet Wheels on the market. They will be sold with a guarantee, either on credit or for cath. Repairs of All Kinds always on hand. H. JT. W. BOESCHEB, Dealer in General Merchandise, Rider, Northern Centrat, R. R. Apl. 14.—3 m. WILLIAM E. STANSBURY, LIVERY AND SALE STABLES, Chesapeake Ave., near York Road, Edw. J. Rutter, Managor. TOWSON, MD. Telephone—Lutherville Exchange, I—3. —stage” - line— BBTWTEN TOWSON and LCTHETVILLE. MACKS FURNISHED FOR FUNERALS AND WEDDINGS. 49*Special attention paid to Livery Horses and stable open all night. I will continue my business of Heavy Hauling as heretofore. Terms moderate. A share of business solicited. MaystApl.l4. REMOVAL^—. —: of JOHN T. KAUFFMAN & SON, —:to 104 N. Cay Street, Baltimore, —manufacturers or— HARNESS <fc SADDLES, SATCHELS AND TRUNKS, From the Cheapest to the Best. Also, a full line of Blankets, Robes and everything apper taining to the business. Nov.lß,’Wy. john burnsTsTsonsT UNDERTAKERS : and 2 EMBALMERS, esa years towson, mo. Branch Offlce-MT. WASHINGTON, N.C.R.R. Coffins and Caskets Always on Hand. 4^Agents for Enterprise Slate Vaults. ■% Jan. 6.—12 m. Dress Goods. Notions, Millinery, Stationery, Toys, B.IG. Corsets and Bralnerd A Armstrong Silks, to be had at THE MISSES MAYER & LOOSE, TOWSON, Md. Public patronage solicited. [Mch.3ltFeb.B. < ssLl&czllunzom, pUBUCLOCALLAW^ Dividing the Second Flection Precinct of the Ninth Election District Into Two Precincts. CHAPTER 53. AN ACT. to provide for the division of the Sec ond Precinct of the Ninth Election District of Baltimore County into two Election Precincts, fto be known as Precinct No.2and Precinct No. 5, respectively. Bection 1. Be it enacted by the General Attembly of Maryland . That the Board of Supervisors of Elections of Baltimore County be. and they here by are directed immediately after the passage of this act and before the first day of June, 19u), to divide the Second Election Precinct of the Ninth Eleetion District of said county into two pre cincts in such manner as in the judgment of the said Board of Supervisors of Elections will be most convenient to the greatest number of voters in the said precincts. They shall number one of the said precincts “2.” and the other of said precincts “5,” and they shall make known the boundaries of the said precincts by adver tisement Inserted in one or more newspapers of said county, once a week for two successive weeks before the first day of July, 1900. Section 2. And be it enacted. That immediately after tno aaid preaioote n and S shall bo laid off and established, as directed In the first section of this Act, it shall be the duty of the said Board of Supervisors of Elections to label one of the original registries of the said original Second Election Precinct, “Original Registry, Second Election Precinct of the Ninth Election District of Baltimore County,” and to label the other of said original registries, “Original Regis try, Fifth Election Precinct of tho Ninth Elec . tion District of Baltimore County,” and then to strike from the original registry so labeled as that of the Second Election Precinct of the Ninth Election District, the names of ail voters 1 whose residences as recorded in said original registry, or within the bounds of the new Fifth Election Precinct, and to strike from the said original registry labeled that of the “Fifth Elec tion Precinct of the Ninth Election District,” . the names of all voters whose residences as re s corded upon the said registry show them to be , residents of the new Second Election Precinct. Those names shall be stricken off by drawing } red ink lines through each of said names, ana through all the entries relating to such names, ' but in such manner that the said original entries * shall remain easily readable; and in the column headed “Remarks," the said Board of Supervi sors shall write or stamp opposite the name of each voter so striken off the words “Stricken off, because now a resident of the new Second , Election Precinct,” or “of the new Fifth Elec tion Precinct,” as the case may be, and the r Board of Supervisors of Elections shall cause I for each of said new Precincts a duplicate regis l try to be prepared by having accurately copied . therein the names of all voters not stricken off, together with all the entries on such registry | relating to each one of said voters whose names t are not stricken off, and they shall label said copies, “Duplicate Registry of the Second Elee tion Precinct of the Ninth Election District of Baltimore County,” and “Duplicate Registry of . the Fifth Election Precinct of the Ninth Elec tion Districtof Baltimore County,” Respectively, and the said Board of Supervisors of Elections shall certify in each of said “Duplicate Regis- I tries” that said duplicate is an exact copy of all the names and all the entries unerased upon the original, from which duplicate was copied and the said original registry so labeled, "Original Registry of the Second Election Precinct of the Ninth Election District of Baltimore County,” and its copy shall thereafter consti tute the duplicate registries of the Second Election Precinct of the Ninth Election Dis trict of Baltimore County, and the said original registry labeled, “Original Registry of the Fifth Election Precinct of the Ninth Election District of Baltimore county,” and its copy, shall there after constitute the duplicate registries of the said Fifth Election Precinct of the said Ninth Election Districtof Baltimore County. Section 3. And be it enacted. That this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage. Approved March Bth. 1900. JOHN WALTER SMITH, Governor. JOHN HUBNER, President of the Senate. LLOYD WILKINSON, Speaker of the House of Delegates. I hereby certify. That the aforegoing is a true copy of an Act of the General Assembly of Ma ryland, passed at the January Session, 1900. B. L. SMITH, Chief Clerk of the House of Delegates. June 2.—3 t. pUBLIC LOCAL LAW. Dividing the First Flection Precinct of the Fonrteenth Election District Into AN ACT, To provide for the division of First Election Precinct of the Fourteenth Election District of Baltimore County into Two Election Pre cincts, to be known as Precinct No. 1 and Precinct No 3, respectively. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Astern- M Maryland, That the Board of Supervisors ections of Baltimore county, be and they are hereby directed immediately after the pas sage of this Act. and before the first day of June, 1900, to divide the First Election Precinct of the Fourteenth Election District of said county into two Precincts in such manner as in the judgment of the said Board of Supervisors of Elections will be most convenient to the greatest number of voters In the said Precinct. They shall number one of the said Precincts “I,” and the other of said Precincts “3,” and they shall make known the boundaries of the said Frecincts by advertisement inserted in one or more newspapers of said county once a week for two successive weeks before the first day of July. 1900. Bection2. And be it enacted. That immediately after the said Precincts 1 and 3 shall be laid off and established, as directed in the first section of this Act, It shall be the duty of the said Board of Supervisors of Elections to label one of the original registries of the said original First Election Precinct, “Original Registry, First Election Precinct of the Fourteenth Elee tion District of Baltimore County,” and to label the other of said original registries, “Original Registry, Third Election Precinct of the Four teenth Election District of Baltimore County,” and then to strike from the original registry so labeled as that of the First Election Precinct of the Fourteenth Election District, the names of all voters whose residences as recorded on said original registry are within the bounds of the new Third Election Precinct and to strike from the said original labeled that of the Third Election Precinct of the Fourteenth Election district the names of all voters whose residences as recorded upon the said registry show them to be residents of the new First Election Precinct. Those names shall be stricken off by drawing red ink lines through each of said names and through all the entries relating to such names, but in such manner that the said original entries shall remain easily readable, ana in the column headed “Remarks” tho said Board of Supervisors shall write or Btamp opposite the name of each voter so strick en off the words “Stricken off because now a resident of the new Third Election Precinct.” or “of the new First Election Precinct,” as the case may be, and the Board of Supervisors of Elections shall cause for each of said new pre cincts a duplicate registry to be prepared by having accurately copied therein the names of all the voters stricken off, together with all the entries on such registry relating to each one of said voters whose names are; not stricken off, and they shall label such copies “Duplicate Reg istry of the First Election Precinctof the Four teenth Election District of Baltimore Connty,” and “Duplicate Registry of the Third Election Precinct of the Fourteenth Election District of Baltimore County” respectively, and the Board of Supervisors of Elections shall certify in each of said duplicate registers that said duplicate is an exact copy of all the names and all the en tries unerased upon the original from which du plicate was copied; and the said original regis try so labeled, “Original Registry of the First Election Precinct of the Fourteenth Election District of Baltimore County.” and its copy shall thereafter costitute the duplicate regis tries of the First Election Precinct of the Four teenth Election District of Baltimoro County, and the said original registry labeled “Original Registry of the Third Election Precinct of the Fourteenth Election Districtof Baltimore Coun ty,” and its copy shall thereafter constitute the duplicate registries of the said Third Election Precinct of the said Fourteenth Election Dis trict of Baltimore County. Section 3. And be it enacted. That this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage, Approved April sth, 1900. JOHN WALTER SMITH, Governor. JOHN HUBNER. President of the Senate. LLOYD WILKINSON. Speaker of the House of Delegates. 1 hereby certify. That the aforegoing is a true copy of an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland passed at the January Session, 1900. 11. L. BMITH, Chief Clerk of the House of Delegates. June 2.—3 t. mAX COLLECTOR’S NOTICE. LEVY OF 1800. The Treasurer and Collector of Taxes for Bal timore county is prepared to RECEIVE THE TAXES for the levy of 1900. commencing Monday, May 7th, daily, AT HIB OFFICE IN TOWSON and also all back taxes due and unpaid on the levies of former years. —Office Noun— April lit to November let from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. November I*< to April lit from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M. &~ON SATiniDA.Y’S ONLY, TUX LXYY OX 1900 ONLY, FROM 9 O’CLOCK A. M. to 1 O’CLOCK P. M. AT THE MANUFACTURERS’ NATIONAL BANK, N. E. corner of Baltimore and Liberty Streets, Baltimore, Md. ALFRED FOWBLE, „ Treasurer and Collector. THOMAS J. MEADS. 1 THOMAS R. JENIFER, v Clerks. FRANK P. BOSSOM, MaystDec.2. jyjONEY TO LOAN. •2,500 I HAVE THESE SEVERAL SUMS 2,000 1,800 JOF MONEY TO LOAN ON MORT -1,200 600 GAGE. My clients are anxious to have 350 • same invested and my charges will be very reasonable. No commissions. W. GILL SMITH, Dec. 30.—tf. Towson, Md. THE OHLY WAY. I've allers done quite fairly at 'most all I’ve un dertook. An’ I lay it to a motter that I never have forsook. I’ll put it to you in a Whitcomb Riley sort of rhyme: “Never quit, but keep a-peggin’ at It The Time.” f I’ve got a old bay mare to borne; she’s blind an’ ’ kind of lame; • She can’t strike no two-forty gait, but gits there jest the same; I The best can’t beat her record fer a week, I’ll bet a dime; j She hits the pike an’ keeps a-goin’ , All : The l Time. > I courted Ann Elizy, now some twenty yearago, > 1 popped. She sorter snickered ’n’ then plump f out answered “No.” r But finally relented, an' they rung the weddin' P chime. i Fer I kep’ right on an’ pestered at her " AH t The > Time. r I’ve often seen some feller that they counted mighty slick. i Go a-aailra' like a rocket, an’ come down Just like the stick. i I’ve flnerly concluded if you ever want to climb, l You’ve got to Jest keep peggin’ at it ! The > Time. ; WHEN THE SERPENT ENTERED. i | “My dear,’’ said Mrs. Thomas i Brown, “this is the twelfth anniver sary of our wedding day. I believe i you had forgotten it.” “Well, I haven’t.” replied the Hon. Thomas Brown, with a fine show of indignation. “I’mnotlike ; ly to forget the day when I got you. I remember every detail with perfect clearness. “What kind of dresses did the bridesmaids wear ?” 1 “And,” continued Mr. Brown, art fully evading the question, “I’m sure that we have plenty of cause to be thankful and happy. Certainly no man ever had a better wife.” ■ “Thank you, my dear, and come home early tonight, so that we may have a little celebration. ’ ’ After this pleasing episode the Hon. Thomas Brown started down town to his office. On his way to the train he made up his mind that he would send home a basket of fruit and some roses, and later in the day he would stop at the jeweler’s to look at the bracelet his wife had ad mired. It was strange, he reflected, how little happiness some people get out of life. Here he was, still on the sunny side of forty, with a suffi cient income, a devoted wife, two beautiful children and not a worry in the world. His place in his profes sion was assured. His neighbors re spected him. He could see no cloud on the horizon of his hopes. He was as near contentment as. men get. In the reception room of his office half a dozen men were waiting. He TO *ifs^ie r ?!iseH r ¥fie of his private room. A clerk,however, followed him and ushered in the del egation. “We’ve come,” said the spokes man, “to ask you to be our candidate for the State Senate.” The Hon. Thomas Brown thanked them, and said he had neither the time nor money to spare. “But it will take hardly any time and less money,” was the answer. “You can be elected without a bit of trouble. You know the situation. Now think it over and let us know to morrow.” As a result of the succeeding ex citement, which Mr. Brown could not conceal, at least from himself, he for got the fruit, the roses and the dia mond. “Senator Thomas Brown” did have an ear-filling sound, as he repeated it under his breath. At five o’clock he started to go home. Four professional friends met him at the door. They called him “Senator” and escorted him out to drink his health. It was seven o’clock before he got to the South Side. His wife met him at the door. Her usual placidity was somewhat shaken. “Why, Tom, what’s the matter ?” she said. “I asked you to get home early, and here it is after seven o’clock and dinner half spoiled.” “I’ve been asked to run for the Senate, my dear,” said the Hon. Thomas Brown, impressively. “And what did you say?” “I told them I’d give them au ans wer after I had consulted my wife,” said Mr. Brown, who had already be gun to use the wiles of a politician. “I hate to think of you going into politics, Tom, but —” “But the Senate isn’t exactly poli tics. I am assured that I can be elected without an effort on my part. If it was going to make any change in oar life, I wouldn’t think of it. And, besides, it’s my duty, you know. It’s my duty to the State. That will probably decide me.” “I thought you were going to con sult your wife?” “That’s what I’m doing now. If you—” “Let’s go in and see if any of the dinner is fit to eat. We can talk it over afterward.” The soup was served, when there came a ring at the bell. The maid announced a company of gentlemen to see Mr. Brown. “Tell them Mr. Brown is at din ner,” said his wife, “and ask them to sit down.” “Don’t you think I had better go out for a second and see who it is?” interrupted the prospective Senator. “It might be somebody from the of fice on important business, you see.” So quickly had the virus of political ambition begun to do its deadly work. An hour later the Hon. Thomas Brown found the dining room deser ted. His indignant wife was upstairs in her sitting-room. “Well, if this is the way you are going to the Senate, you will never go with my consent,” she broke out. “I heard you telling those men you were always glad and proud to wel come them to your humble home, and theu I looked out the window and saw that old Pitzmacker, the saloon keeper, was at the head of them. If that’s politics, I’d rather have the mumps.” TOWSON, MD., SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1900. “But, you see, Pitzmacher is a member of the city central committee from this ward, and the others are of r fleers of the ward club. They came over to congratulate me on my can didacy for the Senate. I couldn’t do • less than thank them could I ? They ’ have arranged a mass meeting for this , evening to endorse me, and I sup t pose I’ll have to go over and make them a little speech.” “I thought you wouldn’t have to turn over your hand !” “Well, you know a candidate is ! bound to get the endorsement of his I home ward. Once that I get that fixed up, you see there’ll be no more trouble.” An hour later Pitzmacher drove up in an old hack and the Hon. Thomas Brown descended to welcome him. His wife gave him fair warning. “If you go riding around on the streets with that man, Tom Brown,” she called after him down the stairs, “I’ll never be seen on the street with you again. What do you suppose the neighbors will say?” In the gray hours of the early morning the hack again drew up be fore the house, and Mr. Brown en tered his once quiet and happy dwell ing. As the door closed a crowd of men and boys, who had followed the hack from the meeting place, cheered loudly. It was nine o’clock before Mr. Brown appeared for breakfast. His wife received him with a pitying smile in which tears and anger were equally miugled. She laid before him a copy of the local paper and pointed in silence to the headlines over an article on the first page. “Tom Brown Out for Senator,” it read. “Ridiculous Ambition of a Broken Down Pettifogger.” * ‘Hints of Sensational Exposures to be Made About Him.” “There,” said Mrs. Brown, “noth ing to make any change in our home life, eh? Elected without an effort on your part ? Duty to your State ? What do you say to that ?’ ’ Mr. Brown lost what little appetite he had. Then he read the article through with anxious care. Then he swore. The children looked up in surprise. * ‘The doorbell began ringing before seven o’clock this morning,” went on Mrs. Brown. “There was a proces sion of all sorts of men neither you nor I had ever heard of. They all wanted to see Senator Brown. I want you to sue that newspaper for libel.” “My dear,” said the Hon. Thomas Brown, with a weak and pleading smile, “you mustn’t let that bother (i press. Before I forget it there was one little thing I wanted to speak to you about. You buy your groceries of Hilton, do you not ? Well, change off to Hicks, on the opposite corner, as he is president of the Brown Club.” “Mr. Brown,” persisted his wife, “will you sue that paper for libel?” “Why, certainly not,” was the an swer, ‘ ‘but that publication makes it necessary for me to stay. If I back ed out now the newspapers would say that I withdrew under fire. Then I should be a coward. Of course I wish for your sake, since you feel so bad about it, that I had never be gun.” “Well, they can’t say your son is a coward, anyway. He started for school about eight o’clock this morn ing, just as he had done for the last three years. He wore a pretty little white waist and red stockings, and I thought he never looked so sweet. Half an hour later he came back. I wish you could have seen the child. He had fought with three big boys, because they said his father was a broken-down pettifogger. I’ve got him in the bedroom now, with witch hazel on his eye.” “Don’t you think, Nellie,” said Mr. Brown, as he got up from the ta ble, “that you could strain a point and buy your groceries from Hicks ?’ ’ “I’ve fixed things so that won’tbe necessary, I think. I saw enough last night to convince me that you could never stand the strain of a catn gaign like this. When you came in this morning, I was sure that I was right, and even if you could the rest of us couldn’t. So when the callers began to ring the bell at half-past six I told them all that Mr. Brown’s phy sician had forbidden him to accept a nomination.” “You did?” “Yes, and then, a little later, the reporters for the afternoon newspa pers called to interview you, I told them all that you had refused to be a candidate; that the state of your health was precarious, and that you were out of politics for good. So now you see, after all, it won’t be necessary for me to buy my butter from Hicks.” CABE OF THE FEET. Very few women have well-shaped feet, or if they have, they are gener ally annoyed with corns or swellings. When we consider how valuable it is for men and women to have normal feet, it is amazing how they are neg lected. A Boston lawyer, who has very advanced ideas on this subject, allows his children to wear moccasins until they are old enough to go to school. Then their shoes are made of the softest kid, and with soles the width of the foot. In summer they resort to their moccasins again, and the result is that all of his children are said to have as perfect feet as a baby. Some say that the cause of a great deal of trouble is wearing a black stocking. The heat from the dye causes an irritant poison, even though the foot is not discolor ed. The feet should be carefully bathed every night and then rubbed with a little alcohol. The result of this care would be very beneficial. Mistah Smiff —Wha’ fo’ yo’ call Mose a tnonopolis’ fo’ Mistah John sing—Why dat fellah’s killin’ de bus ’ness. He’s stealin’ incubatahs. a TOO QUICK FOB DADDY. ® William Frederick Allen was in o love with Mary Anna Jenkins, and “ was unhappy when not in her com * pany. When he began to call upon her, it was only on Friday nights, and g he never stayed later than io. Then he began to come on Monday nights * also. Later he added Sunday after - noons to his list, and so on until he was liable to drop in at the Jenkins 3 residence every evening in the week, besides spending every Sunday after * noon there. * | Mr. Jenkins, Mary Anna’s father, Matched with growing anger the in -5 cfeasing frequency of Mr. Allen’s cllls, and often expressed his mind 3 dp the snbject to the wife of his bos -5 OIL, but she silenced him with the sSHUittciug query, “Would you like Mary Anna to die an old maid ?” ' Notwithstanding this, Mr. Jenkins was rardy civil to the young man, for 1 he did net like him, and he was more [ than ever on the point of saying : something to him which, in all pro bability, he would have regretted later. One day, however, Mr. Jenkins could restrain himself no longer. Wil ' liam Frederick had not omitted to [ call a single night for nearly three : weeks, and had been at the house on six afternoons in a week. After Mary Anna had dismissed her admirer she ; turned and confronted her papa. He ’ made a great effort to be calm, and said, with what he intended to be cut : ting sarcasm: : “Hadn’t that young man of yours better bring his trunk ?” 1 Instantly Mary Anna threw her arms around her father’s neck and kissed him impulsively. . “Oh, you dearest, sweetest, best 1 father in all the world I” she cried; “and you don’t know how happy you make me.” “What!” gasped the old man. “And William will be happy, too, when I tell him,” she went on, near ly strangling her parent with her en thusiastic hugs. “W —what’s that?” “You see, papa, it’s just this way : Dear Billy is the best fellow in the world, but he isn’t well off, and we couldn’t for the life of us see how we could go to housekeeping ; but your kind suggestion that he bring his trunk has solved all the difficulties. We’ll stay right with you, father dear, when we are married. Oh, you are the best daddy in creation. I’ll go and tell mamma, and we’ll decide on the wedding day right away.” Mr. Jenkins attempted to speak, but she had gone, and the next he hiard was that the wedding would mental ones, for he was not allowed to express them orally, and the affair came off as planned. His son-in-law and family are still living with him. THE BACHELOR'S COMPLAINT. Returning home at close of day, Who gently chides my long delay, And by my side delights to stay? Nobody! Who gets for me the easy chair, Spreads out the papers with such care, And ready there? When plunged in deep and dire distress, When anxious cares my heart oppress. Who whispers hopes of happiness ? Nobody I When sickness comes and sorrow twain. And grief distracts my fevered brain, Who sympathizes with my pain ? Nobody! But I’m resolved, so help me fate, To change at once my single state, At Hymen’s altar I will mate Somebody! THE “ONE-ADJECTIVE" WOMAN. It was in an elevated train the oth er afternoon that the “One-Adjec tive” woman interested a handful of rapid-transit travelers, and afforded them a ' little profitable amusement. She had accidentally met a masculine friend, who apparently was in the city only for a few days, and this is part of the conversation that ensued : She —‘ ‘And do tell me how Sadie is. Before we both got married she and I used to be such chums. And how is little Johnny?” He —“Oh, Johnny’s a big boy. He rides a wheel.” “You don’t say?” Isn’t that grand?” “Yes; we’ve all got wheels, and we take long trips in the summer.” “So do we. We go way up along the north shore, and it’s grand sport —just grand. [Pause.] Have you still got the big house?” “No, we moved into an apartment in January. We have steam heat —’ ’ “Isn’t it grand?” • “And a nice back yard, and an im mense porch. Sadie says its an ideal flat.” * “I think its just grand to live in a flat. We have so much trouble with our furnace, although I have a grand girl. If it wasn’t for her I don’t think I could stand it. Are all your rooms light?” Ye-ss-ss, indeed.” “That’s grand. Just grand! Our dining-room is as black as your hat. Is Sadie going to the Paris Expo sition?” “Yes, we all hope to go—” “Oh, won’t that be just grand?” And so on to the end of the chapter. —Chicago Times-Hetald. THIS SQUIREIB PROGRESSIVE. A Justice of the Peace, of Bridge ton, N. J., believes that advertising is the proper thing for all lines of bus iness, hence the following in the Bt idgeton Pioneer : ATTENTION, EVERYBODY! If a man’s in love. That’s his business; If a girl’s in love, That’s her business; If they contemplate marriage. That's my business. L. meters. Justice of the Peace. P. S.—l always reserve the right to kiss the bride. Terms liberal. Time given if desired. “Where is your mother Johnny ?’ ’ “Playing golf.” “And your aunt?” “She’s out on her bike.” “And your sister?” - “She’s gone to the gymnasium.” “Then I’ll see your father, please.” “He can’t come down. He’s up stairs giving the baby a bath.” GRANT’S FIRST HORSE. a When Gen. Grant was President he 1 was fond of fine horses, as everybody - knows, and drove the fastest trotter a in Washington. It was his greatest I pleasure to go on the Aqueduct road, a which is a dead level from George s town to Cabin John bridge, and let - his horse out to its full speed. Peo e pie who knew his habits used to go s out there sunny afternoons for the , novelty of seeing President of the - United States driving at a 2.30 gait. But a butcher in Washington had a , horse that could beat the President’s, - and very often he appeared on the s road to show his animal’s speed and 1 annoy the President. He would hang - around the end of the Aqueduct bridge ; until the President’s light buggy and ; stylish stepper had passed, and would follow them until he reached a wide 5 place in the road. Then he would r let his horse out, and the butchercart ; would go bounding along until he had \ thrown dust in the President’s eyes -for awhile, when he would slaken up 1 and let Gen. Grant go by, only to pass him again and again, as often as > he pleased without the slightest re - gard for the pride or the office of the > chief magistrate of this great nation. ; Gen. Grant was a very patient, self -1 contained man, but I doubt if any r thing that ever occurred in his life an ; noyed him so much as that butcher. : He was compelled to abandon the l road which runs along the top of the tunnel that brings the water from the upper Potomac to Washington, and seek other drives in order to avoid his tormentor, but the villian still pur : sued him, and used to hang around l La Fayette square in his old butcher’s cart so that he could follow the Presi t dent in any direction he might take. ; Finally Gen. Grant took Col. Condit r Smith into his confidence and asked him to negotiate quietly for the pur chase of the horse, which was accom , plished for 8500. The next morning Senator Conk ling and Senator Jones, of Nevada, were invited to inspect the wonderful animal, and accompanied Gen. Grant to the White House stables, just : south of the State Department. Sen : ator Jones declined to express an opin ; ion as to the merits of the animal. He said that he claimed to know all i about mines, but had never set up as an expert on horses, but Mr. Conk - ling, who probably knew less, pre l tended to examine the animal with [ great care. He looked at his feet : and twisted his tail; he inspected his hoofs minutely, gazed steadily for , several moments into his eyes, rub : bed his legs with a knowing air, and i finally, turning to Gen. Grant, re r —.j--i— j ort ir of itidjcal author i “I think it's a mighty fine horse, Mr. Piesident, but I would rather have the SSOO. [ “That’s exactly what the butcher said,” retorted Gen. Grant. — Wash ington Cor. Chicago Record. A STARTLING QUESTION. Are clever people ugly? This is the startling question which a writer in Pearson's propounds for solution. There is good reason for believing, it is claimed, that the higher we rise in tellectually the lower we shall fall in respect of beauty. In plain language, education tends to make people ugly. Directly we begin to think deeply we agitate what we may call the irri tating matter of the brain, and this disturbance gradually shows itself in the face. The thoughful person low ers his eyebrows or raises them un consciously in the effort of thinking, and this creates lines and furrows on the forehead; the poison caused by envy and jealousy—an inevitable ac companiment of education—has its ef fect upon our complexions. These are only some of the changes that take place, and make it even now dif ficult to retain our good looks after we have acquired much knowledge and the power of reasoning. If this is so, what will it be in a few generations ? As we do more and more of our think ing for ourselves, instead of taking our opinions from others, so will gen eration after generation become more and more highly strung, and will show in an increasing degree the traces of mental activity. All those characteristics which go to make up beauty—the cupid mouth, the smooth forehead and delicate complexion, the oval face, the gentle expression of the eyes and the abun dance of hair—will disappear, and we shall have men and women with bald heads, no natural teeth, wide mouths and, in short, a general appearance which, at the present time, is regard ed as the embodiment of ugliness. Why is it that woman has always been more beautiful than man ? In human beings the attractive qualities have always been on the side of the female. Why is it ? Without wish ing to cast any asperasion on the mem bers of the superior sex, we may fair ly answer that it is because they have hitherto been the less educated. But woman’s ideas are changing ; she has listened to the voice of the tempter whispering in her ear all sorts of sweet fallacies about equality of the sexes, intellectual development and its ne cessity, and the like, and she has yielded to the temptation. And the result of this will be that she will lose her beauty ; she will suffer in appear ance as man has done and is doing ; and in the course of time the extreme ly civilized races of mankind will be ugly—irretrievably and lamentably ugly. Parson Bones —“Yo’ ’spects me ter move heah an’ preach foh yo’ widout salary ? How yo’ ’spects Ah gwine ter lib, sah ?’ ’ Deacon Snow —“W’y, yo’ gets youah libbin’ de same as de rest ob us ; but bein’ a preachah, de fingah ob suspishun doan nebbah point in j-ouah direckshun, sah.” Lawyer —Did the defendant, to your knowledge, ever incite another to perjury? Witness—Yes, I once heard him ask a woman her age. UNKIND FATE. , My brother Will, he used to be The nicest kind of girl; He wore a little dress like me And had his hair in curl. We played with dolls and tea sets then, And every kind of toy; But all these good old times are gone, Will turned Into a boy. Mamma has made him little suits, With pockets in the pants, And cut oft all his yellow curls And sent them to my aunts; And Will, he was so pleased, I believe ' Heal most jumped with joy; But I must own I didn’t like Will turned into a boy. And now he plays with horrid tops I don’t know how to spin. And marbles that I try to shoot, But never hit nor win. And leapfrog—l can’t give a “back” Like Charlie, Frank or Roy. Oh, no one knows how bad I feel Since Will has turned a boy! I have to wear frocks just the same. And now they’re mostly white; I have to sit and just be good, While Will can climb and light; But I must keep my dresses nice And wear my hair in curl; And, worse—on, worstest thing of all— I have to stay a girl! —Rohobolh Herald. CRIMINALS BETRAYED THROUGH DREAMS. A very remarkable instance of the tracing of a criminal by means of a dream recently occurred it St. Louis. A woman named Mary Thornton was detained in custody for a month, charged with the murder of her hus band. A week or so after her arrest she requested to see one of the prison officials and told him she had dream ed that an individual named George Ray had murdered her spouse, giving the official at the same time full de tails of the tragedy as witnessed in her vision. The man Ray was not suspected at the time, but the prison authorities were so much impressed by the woman’s obvious earnestness that a search was at once made for him. After some delay he was traced and charged with the crime, the de tails of the same as seen in the dream being rehearsed to him. Overcome with astonishment, he then and there confessed that he had committed the crime and was, of course, arrested and is now awaiting his trial. Curi ously enough, the woman had only met the murderer once, and believed him to be on the very best of terms with her husband, so that the dream is all the more inexplicable. Almost as remarkable was the case of a woman named Drew, who early in the present century dreamed one night that her husband, a retired sailor, had been murdered by a ped dler at a Gravesend tavern, where the said husband was in the habit of put ting up when visiting the town in question. The first news that await ed her on rising in the morning was that her spouse had been assassinated at the very tavern she had seen iu her extraordinary vision, whereupon she burst into hysterical tears and cried SJie calmed down somewhat after a few hours and then handed the po lice officials an exact description of the peddler of the vision, giving a minute account of his dress, which in cluded a blue coat of a very peculiar pattern. Marvelous as the fact may appear, a man wearing such a coat, and following the occupation of a ped dler was discovered two days later at an inn some six miles from Graves end, and, on being taxed with the crime, he at once admitted that he was guilty and that robbery had been the motive of the outrage. He was hanged soon afterwards, his doom having been brought about by the flimsy evidence of a woman’s dream. Women as dreamers seem more successful than men, but a rather pe culiar instance of a crime being trac ed by a vision, and in which the dreamer was a member of the male sex, comes from Rennes, in France (where the famous Dreyfus trial was held). A worthy merchant, having quitted his office one Saturday even ing, proceeded home to dinner, and, after enjoying a substantial meal, lay down on the couch and fell into a light doze. A very vivid dream then came to him, wherein he saw two men of the burglar type engaged in rifling the safe in his office, and so much impressed was he by the vision, that he resolved, upon awakening, to go to the office at once and see that everything was under lock and key. His amazement may be imagined when, on arriving there, he discover ed the door forced and a burglary ac tually in progress. To summon a cou ple of gendarmes was the work of an instant, and five minutes later the thieves, who proved to be notorious housebreakers, were on their way to the police depot, where the prosecu tor told his extraordinary story. In view of the fact that the safe contain ed valuables to the extent of some thousands of pounds, the dream in question proved a very fortunate one for the dreamer. How to explain these marvelous manifestations, which prove once more that truth is stranger than fic tion, is a task beyond the ingenuity of man to compass. Perchance the theory of telepathy may have some thing to do with the mysterious busi ness, but even that theory would ap pear rather inadequate in such cases as the aforementioned. A skillful forger who moved in the highest circles of society was once de tected by the agency of a dream. The affair occurred in Boston, and caused the greatest excitement of the time. The forger, a young man of eight or nine and twenty, had become ac quainted with a rich publisher, at whose house he became a constant guest. One day the publisher’s bank ers discovered that some one was forging their client’s signature to va rious large checks and two detectives were at once instructed to look out for the culprit. Their efforts proved useless, but one evening the publisher’s young est daughter, a little girl of eleven, dreamed that she saw a man whom she described as “like Mr. ,” the visitor to whom reference has been made, sitting in a room in Maine street copying her father’s signature. The child’s dream was communicated to the police, who, though inclined to ridicule the same at the outset, even- ESTABLISHED 1850. tually promised to have the gentleman in question watched, with the result that his lodgings were raided and a complete plant for the making of bank notes found there. It then transpir ed that he was a man who was want ed for manifold forgeries throughout the Union, and he was sent to prison for a very long term. The child’s dream was all the more extraordinary in view of the fact that she was too young to understand the leading incidents of the business and attributed the copying of her father’s signature in the dream to the “gen tleman wanting to write nicely, like papa.” Strange, very strange, but none the less true, and proving once more that, as Hamlet remarked, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dream ed of in your philosophy.” THE LADY OF THE CABKET. Mrs. Francis B. Hiller, who died ; at Wilmington, Mass., was known as i “the lady of the casket.” She was buried iu a magnificent $50,000 cas i ket, which was made and carved for her thirteen years ago. A similar casket was made at the same time for ; her first husband, which* now con tains his body at the Protestant tem etary, Wilmington. The last resting place of Mrs. Hiller will be in a mau soleum which cost $500,000. She was the wife of Dr. Hiller, who was known throughout the country as the maker of a patent medicine sold from the home office in Boston only. “We always lived frugal ly,” said Mrs. Hiller, before her death. “For several years it was the ambition of our lives to get 81,000- 000. When we had that all safe $2,000,000 loomed up temptingly aliead, and when we had that three and four and five millions led us on. If there be such a thing as luck, then luck favored us. Everything we touched turned to gold in our hands. Children were born to us, but they did not live. Though we both were vigorous, our little ones pined away and died in early life; so of the 23 darlings I have had, 14 of whom were twins, not one is alive today to give joy to my heart and add sunshine to my home. It was God’s will; let His will be done. We sent all over the world for appropriate wood from which to make our caskets. Planks from the big red wood trees of Cali fornia, for which we had paid 8 1,00c* we threw aside as useless. Then we paid 81,500 for the wood from the ; cedars of Lebanon, only to discard that. Later we purchased teak and ■ red cedar at a big price, to be further : disappointed. At last we sent to the l far south, and after infinite nains 1- caskets.” 1 ' “ ,f With walls five feet thick, the 1 gates were massive and double lock - ed to prevent grave robbers from en r tering. The knockers on the doors f were of gold and worth a fortune in 1 themselves. On the coffins were gold— - medallions said to be worth SSOO each. ; Mrs. Hiller also specially designed her grave clothes. Her robe was : made of costly corded silk, decked > with 500 yards of hand-made silk 1 lace. In quadruple rows up and ; down the front of the robe were over 5,’°00 English daises embroidered by skilled artists of France. On the sides are panels of surah white silk. The robe is fastened by nearly 500 silver hooks designed by Mrs. Hiller. The cost of the outer robe was said at the time to have been $20,000, and with it went undergarments costing 85,000. ■■■ THE HOME AND THE STATE. Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford, of Den ver, Colorado, in a recent address spoke on “The Social Transforma tion being brought about through the ballot in the hands of Women. ’ ’ She said iu part: “The best definition of freedom ever given is the power to do right. Under the vast hollow sapphire that we in Colorado call a sky, the women are using their new freedom in this spirit. I wish that I could make you all understand that the home is not touched. Equal suffrage does not mean the destruction of the home, or the disintegration of the home, but the radiation of the home—the carry ing out of the home idea into the wider life of the community. The ideal of the family must pervade so ciety ; and that is what equal suffrage is gradually bringing about. “I know you hear all sorts of things about suffrage in Colorado. Not very long ago certain Eastern papers gave great prominence to an interview with a distinguished citizen of Colorado, who gave a highly un favorable account of the workings of woman suffrage there. The ‘distin guished citizen’ in question was a prize fighter who had killed three men, a gambler driven out by woman suffrage; and he naturally said that woman suffrage was a failure. The latest attack of this kind was an anuonymous letter in the Indianapo lis News. 1 ‘The great Woman’s Club, of Den ver, is a power for good in the city. It is carrying on schools in ‘the bot toms,’ night schools, kitchen gardens and traveling libraries. It secured the establishment of the State Indus trial Sbcool for Girls, the State Home for Dependent Children, the removal of the emblems from the Australian ballot, and other good things. The social science department of the club has just voted, without a dissenting voice, that the statements of the an nonymous letter in the’ Indianapolis News are not true. “I wish you could all go out to Colorado and see how subtly, yes, and how swiftly, the social transfor mation is going on. It is not the State destroying the home, but the home transforming the State.” The devil, a contemporaneous philosopher assures us, owes much of his success to the fact that he is al ways on hand.