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Advert sin Rates. Tbe larreasd re! M elreltloe at the ut fiiimi It to the taverael enideriKn ef ad ertiaere wkoae larera will tw uuerted at the folj, wing lew rate: 1 iDeb.Itlmee a to lrSS Ki, 1 Incb, 3 wiomhs ..... . i I"5?'? "ODl" t-tt I Inch lyer M ll-?mODlbf A- Incbea, 1 year ia (a loche. month a . .... . . a Incbee. 1 year. , I nlZl-motb 7i CO lama. naoihl m H ia.B Tn :.:::.t. i--' . ,0,n'-r" 1 eolaaiB. ,w M Baflneei Iteat, Oral lamtlM Me wor Haw UNnioM. 6e. pWlT.V ' t.Ul'tTVOT tma'1 tiwilw !"etk-. tl M Aadllor a Motire iJm y and elmilar NoUea .V." xoe UnVr.'0."00'.0'' I"eee4ln ol aay'crpcre- Sti-!i . .'" 10 D eT of united or null Si- i" W If P'1 or-adertleBi. ..1' riDti of ah kinds neatly and do'LL'r' """ PtW AW ntJt;'''--uUt,OB' - 1,200 ki.irrlpl ... i-Hh in advance $1.60 1 ?? ' ... -thin X months. I TS do I J liJK " ...... - - ii not iU within 6 month. 2 oo do II not iam witum mo j ! resldmi? outside or the county W"onrv.r year will bo chanced to D r- -Milt Will IU '1" 00 nd those who don i eonsult tnelr JHf. PT pavlnn In advance must not ex ra 'nlerWft,d on the same footlnn a those who L is t M distinctly understood froo U,B voar pper I"" 0B ,top tu " ,u,p iM-WT'or Vne hut scalawags do otherwise. JAS. C. HASSON, Editor and Proprietor. M IS A VBIIHiH WHOM THI TXTfTTa mill VKKB AUD ALL ABX .LAYU BaalD.' 8I.50 and postage per ear In advance. AOLTJME EBENSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1896. NUMBER :J5. o- - -wo aa, v WHERE DIRT GATHERS, WASTE RULES. GREAT SAVING RESULTS FROM THE USE OF SAPOLIO The Indestructible "May wood" BICYCLE. jv, (ijst Hod"0. -ra33 at Relni'. jUt DupsM STRONGEST tMtl co Esi-tb. IFeh.24. l-Ol Oct. .la ii r.iar... -- J. H!I Tk. -vr jvwood" is the ttronrjext ami simple bieyele ever nude. Adapted for all kinds of Iv ltl4 SO'l ri'lrr- - - i. .... - P , hij toL- in- r even in an aoci-ieut : no hollow tuliiui; to crush in at every contact; a frame P. '. ...nniit tiroken: so smile tnat its n.ijiist nur iartM nerve ax its coiiiiectinit parts; a one- PkIK-1mitovi'.1 .ioul.le diainua-l. Bur:iiit i tfl rotl." lloutlK Kl- nnuunifi mi i.ia i.(t,riiii'il- H IU"lt -Lame barrel pattern. I - Wn .iit u.n. k Iieiiair. or aome tther nrMt f ".nnis lorverv part. iu.-ltid:iur wheels, crank axle, I r 11 .. . . . . . . i ....... I .. ... 1 1 ......... J lnum t,r, .uzf tittinira in sucn a mannor 1 nut it i.t uiiposmhio to luealv or anv part worlt !' Bf., niarv.-l f novelty. Hiniplicity uml durability; the t.rr.tet comiination of inuennity i- hi.n-le mt-i liiiii-in known, to buill a frame without hrazei. joims ami tubine. as you know I ; , frl ,--,-,iiitiriu:illy tirenk and fracture at lirazen joints, and lule wlieu thev are buckled !' . . ....... ir I Wll KKLS -H-iri('h: W.irrnt.ll WlUMl rinia liimtit u irA Ion .tolit aimVoa Etrdi-Ded c-nteri. r. iir adjustment. ('KANKS tmr celebrated ouc-piece crank, fully pro-iei-tr.1 by ia!etit-: no cotter puis. It K AC H Shortest. inehvs: "oncest. 37 inches. tiKAK nor?: K r HKK Indestructible; fori: crown tnaile from uu-barrel steel. IIAN'IM.K BiK-Ri'Vrsilile and adjustable: easilv adjusted to anv position desired: ram's horn fnr-nj-hed if ordered. SADDLK-P. Ar K. Hlliam. or some h.-r tirst-class make. I'KIIALS hit-trap or rut'her: full ball hearing. VI MSII Knameled iu black. ltli all biiuht parts Dltrl ,iatfd. Kaeh Bicycle complete with tool ban. pump, wrench and oiler. Weight, ac curdiuc to tires. edals. saddles, etc. 27 to : pounds. I0 l our Special Wholesale I'rice. Never before sold lorleM. To ipneklv introduce the M y wocwl- Bicycle, we iivr drctd-'d to make a special coupon offer, civinir every -rklrrof this .ai.-r a chance to gret a first-class wheel at the Lct prii-e ever ortered. On receipt of f.L..io iir exuj'i e will ship to anyone the above Bicvcle. securelv crated. nd tfuarautee safe delivery. Money retundeil it not as iriirneutr.1 after arrival aud examination. We w il ship i o. I. with privileire of examination, for fci6.oo and coupon provid--d ti.'"1 is sent with order as a iroarantee of irnod faith. A ri:ten bindim; warranty with each Bicvcle. This is a ctini-e of lifetime and yon cannot afford iu let the oppor unity ps. AJdress all orders to CASH BUYERS' UNION. 161 West Van Buren Street. Ba?coO. CHICAGO 11.1.. ELKHIRT CARRIAGE and 1 2 .i c .old to consumer for If I jrart, b.ivinif tlieia tde dvnkr s pr.itlt. N e are the tll.e.t Mail 1 ..ri( niariutai-tnrers in Anier-ieii?M-liin; Vetiieles aid Harness this way -slii with prWihnre to examine before any money Is pa'd. V p.iy freight both wavs I f not ratislar t rv. Warrant for S year". Why pay an Birenl flu t.ij .l t- onier fur you? Write your own order. Hoini t ree. Ve take all nak of dauia;e in etuppiiitf. WHOLESALE PRICES. Spring Wagons, S3I to SSO. i:uarant-d Fu.ne ii i,.rt-t..t.N:.. Surreys, $65 toilOO fuirne as ell for tluO to ti'M. Top Buggies, S37.50, a nne an ilt for 96h. Pheetons,&66 to SIOO. Farm Wagons, Wagonettes, tv: ilk Wagons, Delivery Wagons "i Road Carts. mil ton its, om uiloki. l s:.'.oo B 37. Surrey Ilaruea. gfa $23.50 JZK?5 -V I II KllrrT. Si.:fc.I"P BllgjJ. Jtmmmfme- $43.00 ZZl No. 1, Kami Htrne. KI1I iiILi: aa4 a KrrrnL (r " nm jlth ml mp ! pat" MMt4MTX 1 I Addre W. B. PRATT, Sec'y. ELKHART. IND. , 1! I 1 1 .' X I WANT A V'e hive v.nms. ru;L'ies. surreys. High frraJe; as light, str- r. J..!.ibL-. sli'IKa. as K-.uilifiiily fini.lul a', niiHlernieJ iiunuf.uTiir ca'i priue. Built tn huni.r by men .f life . V-i icive. I!ir;e-:y is 'iir pIiey; prompt shipincrrt t.ur s;-.:iiy. V.'e want t know " '.'.ii-.'. A'.iv k-.ij t busiiit-ss by anJ by. SenJ for our . i;e. Ii is tree t every reader of t'is purer. Bing Iuii.ii.ij Wat;. -ii Co.. rint;hamt.n. N. Y. "BUILT FOR BUSINESS." 'J. : Dalmspie: iBusiijesj &Shortl) '708-1710 Chestnut SL. Philada.. Pa. W ijuruua iiniivHiutti miiiructiou in I Book-keeoinn. Short-hand. Type-writing. Correspondence. f"U"etic etniaanship. vwaaercol Law. Practical Grammar. lolnr. toaauuM, Suck Caain, etc r..iuatea aiwLMed In obutininK Rood '4tuil"ri!. 'orreiHiileiif witli tiriue lnM.k ke,'iierN miiiI ejerks eollej- tl. Wnir fr lUKloicue. Ihiu. W. 1-ALMs. M. A., President. fHE SCCIDENT3 OF LIFE Write to T. S. Qcimcev. Drawoc 150, Ch'cago, Secre tary of the Star Accidf.n1 Company, for information regarding Accident Insur ance. Mention this paper, ttv ci H. .i t iv vmi ran save ""aN-rsh-p fee. Has paid over $tW0.WU00 fot .'nui injuries. lie your own Agent. E&JCAL EXAMINATION REQCIRED FRAZER AXLE GREASE best in the world, "rqualiti es are anxurriaiiaed, ortually VU??" of "nT other I tuki IT iff1. T KT TIIKH uratid. ria ci LIE AXJlKS hfnj haij.y. 1 hlf""1 tl- Miwt o.mpb-u- Nurx. riem " f'i k wHlelv Btiveriwen nrty- Ta,.r n"n ami wanieO bv every j.:anler. W. aHj' T eiinnrrw alwaya narrrrd iih U,"..!1 "''"""' Ael doable ikeir laromr. Now u Ke tinie lo klart. I ELLWANGER A. BARRY, iraerleo. Uocbeaier, N. V. THIS S75.00 COM PLETE BICYCLE vfcl 3. 1B03 I. IKilS Jan. 21, 189ft Oilier i'enitinf? . " .. Vt pniifitc su -'uni 1 Ul blUU, eil ttr three e:n. Made of -inch cold iui ii nriKiu tnuw u I , joillfu lutcediier WHO TI KKS "Arlinittou" lloKepiiie or Mor- - elaKS nnonniatic tire. IIKAKIXiS Hull fteerinc head an.l pedals. C'l'PS AM .....i i j 1 . ii rn.L i - Coupon Ns. 2006 cooo ro IF SENT WITH ORDER FOR No. 5 Maywood ...Bicycle... f- 5- !- HARNESS MFG. CO. Uoad Wikud. $55 FLY .XETS. Elkharl UicircIe.3S.n.l.fwla. tr-it r p-i4 la pneumatic itrPA. tenif n-lvloc aieI tvihuif, dr.p forvutica. WAGON?' you. Wriie us. C-ts v FOR ARTISTIC JOB PRINTING TRY THE FREEMAN. MS r. A pampdlet of biformatlou and ate-.' f A1 mnttof too iawa.aliowuiy How to A Olrfain l-aienta. I aveaia. rrwif. Marks. OpTriimta, en r- MUNI A CU. FRAZER AXLE Best in the World 6et tbe Genuine! 'GREASE Sold Eienrwtiere! Wflntpri-An Idea Wkn mm ftktnlr of some Btmpte tbtiitr. Co patent? Pmuct vour tdean: they may brlM yM wealta. wTu-JOHN I WKUDERbtJRN CO.. Pen Altor noyef WaahinBioo. I. . f. hlr prUS otter JSyiut of t Hundred taveaUou. waolwl. ar, - EC. a aL i WITH COUPON. Ka T81, Surrey. I Ik Doable SJ 1 it 7 361 KrMawiy, A. ONLY. Only an envelope stamped and sealed. As a thousajid envelopes are. That the busy mall clerks daily wield And brand with the government scar. And little the weary postman guessed, Aa he handed it In through the door. What slumbering thoughts would be waked in my breast By the missive he lightly bore. And yet It Is so, and the old thoughts rise As they off have so often before And pour from my bosom a torrent of sighs As 1 scan the envelope o'er. For ah, 'twas a delicate girlish hand That fashioned this dainty address. And often my eyes have tenderly scanned The marks of her pen's caress. And well may my warm sighs drench the air. For do I not know that she She who Is gentle and young and fair lias been thinking and dreaming of me. And it matters not but I'll mention It here. Though some might have kept it still That the maid Is my laundryman's young cashier. And the missive an unpaid bill. Chicago News. A SCIENTIFIC DEDUCTION BY ALtKKll O. KI.1IKX. No; I do uot think we intended to run away! It certainly was not pre meditated, but merely a chain of uncon trollallle circumstances, at least, for two boys of our ujje. However, you shall juiljje for yourself. 1 was la, and my brother 15 years of ag-e. Walter's, tastes were decidedly dif ferent from mine. He was very quiet by liatuie, cariuj but little for outdoor sports and k'.uuc dear to the heart of most Ixi vs. He was a born scholar and bookworm. A volume of Dickens and a comfortable chair were, to him, far more alluring than the liottest g'ame of baseball that ever g-laddeued the heart and distorted the fingers of Youny America. For.niyself, I was well, just an ordi nary boy with, perhaps, more than tbe average amo.iut of youthful schemes. The advent of a circus in our little tow it fully convinced Hie that nature had in tended me for a trapeze jerformer, con sequently my dear mother, always my coutidante and sympathizer, had no eace of mind until a costume of many and wonderful colors waa designed and completed. She had a natural talent for realizing1 the wants of a boy. Xo matter wluit manner of garb was de sired, she was always equal to the emer gency, and many and startling were the garments evolved from her resourceful brain, to meet the numerous demands of my 3-outhful fancies. My acrobatic ambitions were brought to an abrupt termination by the trapeze lutr breaking w hile I was in the middle of a wild gyration. I droped very sud denly, ami also very forcibly, landing on top of my head on the hard floor, ami giving me the impression that my cra nium must be driven in, entirely out of bight betweeen my shoulders. I think it was near'y four weeks before I could turn my neck without turning my entire lody. It was about a mouth after this epi sode, and the family eat had fully recov er d from the fit into which she had lieen scared when I struck, that I te-i-ame interested in edi'Strianism. A cousin from Boston came down for a two weeks 'acation from his studies, and an cport unity to la 1 1 his lungs w ith pure country air. He was a big, strong fellow, a freshiuan in Harvard, and en thusiastic over all athletic sM.rts, so when I observed that every morning, rain or shine, he intariably was out for a two or three-mile constitutional, just as an apetizer for his breakfast, he said, it tired the spark of 1113" somewhat abated athletic ambitions into fierce flame again. If imitation is sincerest flattery, my big cousin ought certainly to have felt greatly flattered, for now every morning found me pacing off miles, and adding to my fund of already vigorous health. I had been endeavoring for a week or more to enthuse some of the benefits to le derived from this morning ?piit into my brother; and at last, by my -rsisteut efforts, one evening I arouseti his interest enough to exact from him a promise to accompany me on the fol lowing morning, ami if it proved agree able, perhaps on every morning. It did not prove agreeable, as you w ill ob serve. He showed up, faithful to his promise, bright and early, but absolutely re 'fused to start without his breakfast. There was nothing to do but wait for it, and it proved fortunate that we did so. At last, aloiit half-past seven, w. got under way, after casually mention ing to our jMtrents that we were going for a walk. A pleasant course, and one which we. quickly agreed upon, was over what was known as the old hen-scrateh.T road. Two miles along this route would bring ns to Cedar bridge, where the road crossed a small stream. Here we planned to stop and rest a short while, .then return, making a nice four-mile jr.iifit. Had these original plans leen carried out, all would have Wen well, but alas! who ever heard of two boys of our age doing things properly? We reached Cedir bridge in good marching order, but instead of return ing as planned, we decided to keep on a short distance further, or far enough to enable us to say we had walked five miles. Then some evil genius prompted my brother to suggest walking to East lond. a favorite resort fully six miles beyond us. I always thought that he planned on giving me all the waHting 1 wanteo. re lying 011 the strength of his maturer age to carry him through. He failed to take into consideration, however, that I was in active "training. Two weeks practice had given me a good w ind and hardened up my muscles, so that I was iu reallv excellent form. Our only fears were that we might be a little late for dinner, and that our parents might worry. But taking out a pencil and paper. Walter figured out to our entire satis faction that two boys, having traveled three miles in 45 minutes, should cover six miles more in at least two hours. As it was then but 8:30, he showed me by "scientific deduction (he was al ways gTeat &t things like-that) that we should have no difficulty whatever in reaching the pond by 10:30. Strangely enough, we did not stop to consider the iossibUity of our growing tired, and not being able to keep up the brisk mee we had cut out for the first few miles, and in the cool of the morn ing. But as the sun rose Higher, and com menced to beat down on the dry, dusty road, we saw that we were- in for a scorcher. The heat was something awful. Our brisk walk had long since changed to a dogged shamble, and rests became frequent and -f longer duration. We were also falling far short of the schedule time, as computed by Walter's "scientific deduction," and we saw very plainly that we were in a scraej. Neither would turn back, however, although I think if either had proposed giving it up, the other would only too gladly have acceded to the proposition. It was a case of "one's afraid, and th" other dassent," tiotJi of us hesitating to be the first on to ory baby, so we went cm. My poor brother was limping jKiiii fully, unaccustomed to such exertion, and exhausted by the heat of the Julv day. I would have been in fairly good condition, had I not chosen, this par ticular day to "break in a pair of base ball shoes. You all remember how the lioys used to wear those delusions of canvas and leather, and abro a habit tliey had of slipping up and down at the heel, owing to a peculiarity of construction. Thin pair of mine was no exception to the general run and had slipjxtl and rubled until two lie&utiful blisters rewarded their efforts, making it simply torture for me to walk. At last I took them off, and walked in my stocking feer until there were no feet left to walk in, then it became my own feet. How I wished and longed for the calloused jx'dal extremities ol the bare-footed urchins I had often ridiculed. I will not dwell on the pain ful subject. It brings a too vivid recol lection of the suffering, even at this distant date. Everything must come to an end however, and when finally we could see the clear water of the jKnd glisten ing through the trees ahead, I think I could have reconciled myself tomyaf tliction.had it not been for n premonition of distracted parents searching for lost lys. The gentleman who kept tiht hotel at the pond acted the part of a ministering angel when we presented our case, to him. It being past three o'clock, you can imagine that we had develoed quite a healthy apjetite, but an account of stock, quickly taken, showed our joint assets to be just seven cents, not .very encouraging surely for two half-starved boys, but our svinpa thetic landlord stood by u-s nobly, when we informed him who we were, for he knew our father, and what a dinner he set out for us! If my bare and swollen feet eause.l some little amusement among the guests, it did not detract from my ap jetite. and Walter w as certainly not to tired to eat. We felt much Itetter after our dinner, and would have started im mediately on the return tramp, but our landlord would not hear of it until wi had rested. He let us take one of his row boats, and, pullingaround to a little cove, we had a refre.hintr swim. We were loth feeling pretty nervous over the sequel, however, and decided post ponement could not lessen the evil, an.l would only make matters worse. S returning the boat, and thanking our kind-hearted host again, and promising to send him the money for our dinners we struck out on that weary homeward march. How we ever got there I do not know. My blistered feet were evidently in t state of temporary insensibility, a. they gave me very little pain, but I felt there must be a sweet hereafter in stor for them on the morrow. Walter was prttty nearly gone, and stops were necessarily called every few mnlutes. It was now dark, and our state of mind was far from enviable. The old town clock was just striking ten when our front gate opened and two dust and travel-stained pedestrians dragged themselves wearily up over the front steps and walked in upon a circle of woe-begone mourners. In a second we were hugged and kissed by about ten different women, who had come in to comfort-our nearlv crazed mother, who, as mothers wil!, imagined every conceivable manner of misfortune, and she fully expected to see our lifeless bodies brought in at any moment. Father had secured two teams, and. with another gentleman, had been scouring the country since four o'clock that afternoon, and now half the village were making prearations for u tho rough search, wli en- in we walked. Th.-y were so glad to see us again alive and well that father did not have the heart, to punish us, ' thinking, no doubt, as he glanced at Walter asleep in his chair, and then at my bare feet, that we W-er. already punished enough. I believe the next day he did forbid us to leave our yard for a week, but this was a very mild sentence, as neither of us was in a condition to do much walk ing for that length of time. Golden Days. Jamaica Folk Lore bay to gas Ebery day bucket go da well, one day bottom drop out. What cost notin git good weight. Patient man drive jackass. One time fool no fool, two time fool him da fool. When towel t urn tableclot h, dere's no bearin' w id it. (Directed against cod fish aristocracy.) " Me dead hog a ready, me no min hot water. When cow tail cut off, God Almighty brush fly fi him. (Apparently another way of saying: "God tempera the wind to tbe shorn lamb.) Spit in de sky it fall in your face. (A maxim of prudence.) Big blanket mek men sleep late. Too much sit down broke trousers. Shut mout, no catch fljr. (A plea for silence.) Journal of American "Folk Lore. Bird and r.alloon. If by any means a lird attained the 'lightness of a balloon it could not fly. A lalloon drifts with every gust; steer ing is impossible, the wind chooses it course. The bird-balloon, am light as t.hp wind anil as strong as iron, ia a figiueut of the invagination. Elephant's fense of Smell. Sen? of smell in an elephant is io delicate that, when in a wild state it ,-- ti Fcrnt an enemy at a distance of 1,000 yard3. v. MEXICO'S BOUNDARY. The Mexicans Claim the United States la Trespassing. Bmtj Damaief An Claimed There for Tbe t'lrcamataarea lpoa Which the Claim la HmL Along no inconsiderable portion of its course t he Rio Grande institutes the international boundary between the United Stales and Mexico. I'ntil within a few years the Kio Grande served the puriHwes of a lioundary line veiry creditably ami satisfactorily, but recently the. settlers in Colorado antl New Mexico (away up stream) have taken so much water out of the river for the purposes of irrigation that the old Itouudaxy line liecome.s obliterated during the dry season, and this has made so much trouble for the Mexicans that their government claims of the I'nited States $22,000,000 damages. The circumstances niton which they Imse this heavy claim for damages may be briefly summed up as follows: From the neighborhood of El I'aso. ex tending altout 90 miles down the river, there is a valley aliout 15 miles wide and since tlie river has got into the habit of going dry every summer it has cut many different and widely diverg ing channels with the advent of flood water. In this way the internat onal boundary has Wen practically oblit erated as far as this valley, 15 miles wide and 9o miles long, is concerned. This has led toendletwcomplieationsaf: to national jurisdiction, aud finally to a condition of utter lawlessness. In addition to this, the Mexicans claim t iKtt for some 200 years they have been cul tivating the lands of this valley oul lieu side of the boundary which were mai'e very fertile and productive by irriga tion from the waters of the Bio Grande, but since the river ha been systemat ically and continuously robbed of its waters by the American settlers of Col orado and New Mexico just at the sea son when the water was needed for irrigation, this valley below El Paso has become a sterile dsert, absolutely worthless for agricultural purpo.set. They claim that the Mexicans have a prior claim to the water of the Bio Grande, as they were using it for pur poses of irrigation 200 years ago, but now they have been robbed not only of the water, but of t he international lioundary line, and, indirectly, of law ami order in the valley referred to. In view of all this the' set up a claim for $ 22,000,000 damages, but they also projiose tlie terms of a compromise. The proposal is that the foiled States should build w bat has lately figured in the news of the day as the "internation al dam. This dam will (if built) be located about two and one-half miles, above El Paso, where the heights w hicii inclose tlie canyon-like valley of the Rio Grande just above El Paso converge t nearly that a dam COO feet long will connect them. Th.is dam, to serve the" purpose for which it has been designed, should le "4K) feet long and about To feet high, and will, when complete!, cost about $l,0O0.oM. Such a dam will it is estimated, create an immense reservoir 15 miles long by four miles wide, or aliout four times as large as any artificial reservoir now in the ex istence. This will hold all the sur pJus water of the Bio Grande at flood time, and this accumulation will not only be ample for irrigation of tlie arid lands in the valley lielow it on both sides of the boundary, but furnish a supply of water sufficient to hold the channel of the river by a moderate but continuous flow all through the dry season. In this way the demands of the Mexicans for damages can be satisfied, the international boundary maintained, law and order restored in that valley beJow El Patio, aud tbe lands on the American as well as the Mexican sid of the valley furnished with an ample supply of water for purposes of irriga tion. Buffalo Express. P E RSONAL PICK-U PS. Queen Victoria now rules 367,000,000 people, a greater number than has ever lie fore acknowledged the sovereignity of either a king, quee or emjieror. The favorite team of the emperor of Germany is a pair of chestnuts, one of which was raised in Susquehanna. Pa. The other came from Binghampton, X. Y. John Quinn, a Louisville policeman, weight 245 Munds, was married the other day to Miss Mary E. Smith, who . weighs more than 200 pounds. They are the heaviest bridal couple of the year in Louisville. Three aching teeth so annoyed Isaac H. Ivins," of Camden, N. J., that he said: "I'll have them out, though their re moval kills me. A dertist extracted them, causing a shock which resulted in a fatal attack of heart failure. Mr. Hansen, i Norwegian trader, has left Irkutsk for northern SiWria, where lie will investigate the recent rumors about Dr. Nansen, and see if tlie stores left for him by Baron Toll on the New Siberia islands are still intact. " ' Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender, is still handsome, but-visibly older in face ami manner. Those who know him say that he now has no thought of the Span ish or any other throne, and that the cubject of pretendersnip is distasteful to him. GAY FRsNCE. It is illegal in Montpelier, France, to wrap food in any but white paper, or paper made of straw. Marseilles has just completed its tirainage system, on the model of that cf Paris, at a cost of 33,000,000 francs. The city of Paris has spent $20,000 at the Salon this year in buying pictures, -2,000 being the largest price paid, A gang of 21 burglars has just been arrested in Paris, which in the last three years had committed more than 200 burglaries. They were ndmirably organized. never used violence and made a spr cialty of robbing churches, and pricsl.s nouses. The chief of the band is'believcd to be in 'the United States. "He Pound It Oat. The Wife John, didn't you feel like a fool w hen you proposed to me? The Husband No; but I was one. Life. It is easy to learn something about everything, but difficult to learn every thing about anything. Emmooj. tiUUUO. BV WILLIAM P. BROWX. Squire Mugle was tall and cadav erous. The "boys in Habersham often called him "Meeehin Mugle" because, though locally prominent, and well to do, he wore an aspect as of one always looking for forebearauce and toleration rather than expecting honor and re spect. One felt a sort of pity at sight of his hoilow-chested, angular form, which was somewhat neutraliztd by doubt,' however, when one noted certain hard lines of minor expression that seemed to denote the possession of more forbid ding attributes. His wife was dead, and he lived in a large, tumble-down house, two mites from the little Georgia town of Haber sham. When the civil war came on be sold his negroes, retaining only Gumbo to assist in looking after his impover ished plantation. His neighlxirs flouted him as being a unionist, for preferring Yankee gold to good negroes. But slave property w as growing uncerta.n; gold was sure, and secret hiding places plentiful. Gumbo was short, wheezy and tim orous. Why the squire kept him. the least commercially valuable of his slaves, was wondered at; but the squire knew, reasoning shrewdly with him self. "If I lose Gumlo, he would say, 'I lose nothing much but fat lag of nuisance. The rest of my niggers were worth their price. Nevertheless, when the squire rose one night and bid his gold anew under a great hearth-stone iu the kitchen, he saw a siht that made him. for the mo ment, reM-nt having retained Gumbo to torment aud wait uhhi him. That sable worthy, barefooted aud in shirt and drawers, was staring at his old mas ter from the doorway, while each hair of his kinky head seemed to be slow ly straightening. A devilish transformation convulsed Sq jire Mugle's face. Dashingdown his caudle, he sprang forward and seized Gumbo by the throat, as he stood in the pale moonlight streaming down from without. "Did ou see it?" he hissed, fairly choking with passion. Gumbo ga??ied, gurgled, and at last managed to say: "Didn't see nuttin, "ceptin you, marse." Squire Muple slow ly loosened his grip, tightened it again, then took his hand away, hesitatingly. Gumb' knew! .Where else could he hide his money? This spot was handy ritrht under his fingers, so to speak. He desired no distant swahipor hollow with tell-tale tree marks, as a place to le huuttd for or forgotten, as the case might be. He loved his gold with a warm, itersoaal affection. Next to the joy of handling it was the feeling tiiat it was near by, unseen, yet felt, as by a nort of delicious sixth sense dead to most people, yet psychologically alive to misers and lovers. But Gumbo gazed at his old master with something like moisture in his lit tle eyes. He was wounded to the quick by the nature of the squire's evident suspicion, and he bore the latter's scru tinizing look unflinchingly, though with an aspect of r-proach. The squire seized Gumbo by the chin, raised the black face antl glanced at it harder than ever. Then ho released the negro and sighed. "I will trust you, he said, at length. "But if you speak, or even think much about what you have seen and heard, you are a dead nigger. One night a band of bushwhackers de scended upo-i them, for the neighboring mountains were full of these pests then. They were a set. of compound rascals, clad indiscriminately in blue and gray, aud equally a curse to both confederate and union sympathizers. They served Mammon wherever the aid of roe. bul let or lash could invoke that deity from the curious hiding-places wherein war stricken families bestowed their valua bles. The squire was routed out. but stood protest ingly on hisdignity. He had but a few head of poor cattle left, too poor even for army Wef. "Dum yer stock, old man! said the leader. "We want yer money, so rush aroun and git it up. Gumbo stood quaking behind his mas ter. Though not above pilfering the squire's tobacco, or rifling some hen roost w ben fare was hard, he was faith ful to that one great trust concerning what lay under the hearth-stone. "Is dey unyunners er is dey rebs, marse?" he whispered. "It makes no difference. They are thieves so hush up. My all is in your keeping. Gumbo. H-s-s-h! One of the men, approaching from behind, laid a hand on Gumbo's shoul der. "111 bet this nigger knows where it is," he remarked. "We've hearn 'bout you aud yer one man. squire. Yer've got money hid aw ay and we're jes'goin tee hev it eh. boys?" An echo of assent from the others fol lowed, and the man continued: "I also hearn what yer said to this nigger jes now. So, out with the scads er we'll find a way ter make him talk." "Boys." exclaimed the leader, "it's cold work palaverin out here! Tote ther squire inter the kitchen. I ee thar's a fire in thar. Once all were inside, some pine knots were thrown on the embers, then the leader unwound a coil of rope from his waist. "Zeb, he commanded, "you and Tom go and cut some hick'ries. Two men left the room. Gumbo's teeth chattered with fear and cold, lor he was again clad only in a shirt and drawers. "I'll give yer two minutes ter tell. squire. After thet we takes other means thet yer won't be apt t.T like so well." "Meeehin Mugle" had planted him self on the hearth-stone, over his idol. "Gentlemen, said he, "you are troub ling your sleeves for nothing. Don't we look poor enough? There is meal in the corner, a little corn in the cellar and a side or two of bacon. That is all isut it. Gumbo?" "Fo" Gord, yes, marse! We-uns makes coffee outen co'n, an rubs oak ashes on . de meat in placer salt "Sbet up, v ill yer!" roared the leader. "Two minutes are about up. Boys, grab thet cussed nigger. Gumbo was seized by practiced hands. Before he really realized what was hap pening' to him. he was swinging to a joist by the thumbs, w ith his toes l-arelv touching the floor. His proans and en treaties were pitiful, yet he would fell nothing The squire raved helpl.-slv, from his station on the hearth. Finallv Gumbo'i head fell to one side and his jaws hung loose. "Lower him down, ordered the leader. "When he comes to we'll put the wood on him if he don't blab. A Hiil of cold water was thrown on the negro. He revived, drenched, shiv iring, and looked round at his master. Then the foolish, faithfal creature moaned : "I hain't tole yit, marse! "No God bless you, boy you have n't. I will have satisfaction for this outrage, men. I have been a magistrate and I - "Will yer shet up? shouted the leader. "Now Ixiys. throw thet nigger over a barrel and nachilly warp the hide offen him with these hick'ries." Soon the kitchen resounded with Gumbo's cries; vet- still he would not tell. "Up w ith him! shouted the captain, now furious. "Put ther rope roun hir cussed neck. Take him out ter a tree." While this was being done, the leader turned to the squire. "See here," he said, "if yer don't give up thet money yer'll lose a nigger right here. We're in a hurry. Some of Wheeler's cavalry are about- and we hain't over anxious ter tell 'em howdy to-night. So speak up lively now, er yer'll be short one more slave sure as God made little apples." "Fo Gord. gen'l'men! don't hang a po niggah fo' stickin' ter his po ole marsea " Ah! Gumbo was in the air now. He was struggling, while merciless hands tugged at the roe. The squire h-ajHsl at the cord, cut it with his knife and stood over his prostrate slave, his eyes blazing like coals. "Mands off. you heartless dogs!" he cried. "You shall not murder the boy. If you w ill have money, come w ith me. ami mat- God curse the last one of you!" He loosed the nope, raised ('. uinlx up and led him toward the kitchen, while the astonished bushwhackers followed, talking among themselves. The squire, still grasping his slave's arm. entered and strode to the hearth-stone, where he again faced the guerrillas. A confused noise was now audible dow n the public road. Two men entered and whispered hurriedly with the ?j tain. The noise increased to a clatter ing roar. "Git outen here, men!" shouted the leader. "Wheeler's men are coniin." Then to the sqrtire: "We'll lie back ag'in. fust- yer know. As fer thet blamed nigger here's fer him!" A pistol shot liellowed through the room. Gumlio screamed, antl the guerrillas rushed out icll-mcll, mounted and were gone in a trice. Other trops surrounded the house. A mulatto woman ran in and fell on Gumlosneck ai he sat disconsolate. "I hearn 'em!" she cried. "We hearn 'em et mother's. I knowed de sojers wuz in town a-furragin. so I up an run an let em know. One on 'em to.k me up behin him. an year I is bless Gord! What's de matter w id yer. Gum bo?" Gumbo rose to the emergency again, for his injuries, though painful, were not serious. "Why. howdy. F.m'line, be re sponded. "Yer all come j?s in de nick ob time sho. Grav-coated cavalrymen now- swarmed in, and shots were fired alout the place. Several bushwhackers were captured, and a guard was left, at the squire's request, lest the seoundreb were to suddenly return. Meanwhile Emeline made Gumlto some corn coffee, a soldier gave him a drink of sorghum rum. and he legan to feel quite chipper again. His master watched him with kindly eyes. , I didn't tell, marse," said Gumbo presently. "No, you did not, but you have placed your old master under a deeper debt than mere money can rejiay. Gumbo. The New Year is pretty near here, and I am going to set you free you rascal. You might have run away to tbe Yankees, but instead you have stood your master's lest friend through thick and thin. If that doesn't deserve free dom. I hardly know what does." "Den yer won't make me leab yer w'en Is free, marse?" Cunilm looked up anxiously, scarcely thinking enough of the boon, apparently, to say "thank you." "Not if you want to stay and I hope you do." "H how "bout Em'line? Me an' sh wants ter marry Kw'ful,dont we.Em iine?" "G way, niggah! I hain't talkin now." And yet Emeline looked pleased. "W e e--11." The squire hesitated. It was easier to give Giimlio freedom ihan gold. The negroes would prolmhly all be free lefore long, anyhow. "Times is mighty tight, but you can have the old mare. Gumbo, and yes hang me if I don't! Emeline can have $50 for house fixings." "Fed'rit money, jn arse?" asked Gum bo, anxiously. "No gold!" shouted "Meeehin Mu ple, desperately, though he giilpvHl somewhat emotionally afterward. "Its extravagant it's wasteful; but you've earned it, boy that's all!" The squire hurried off to lied to escape thanks and to reconcile himself to bis own lilerality. Gumbo threw his. arms round Emeline. "Fifty gole dollahs an de ole Win mar!" he shouted, ecstatically. "Em' line honey we's rich!" New Bo hemian. Too Good to I'iw in Sjionkloar. Almost incredible sums are some times expended on slippers. Thus not long ago a countess had a jiair made, ornamented w ith rubies, emeralds and diamonds, costing $20,ooo. But at'a masked lall given by the tluke of Man chester some years ago a lady imperson ating Cinderella w ore a pair of slippers adorned with jewelry valued at over $00,000. 8pectM-lea. Roger Bacon was tlie first to suggest the use of spectacles. When they came into use in Italy, about the year 12s5,ou the recommendation of Alessandro di Spina, a monk of Pisa, women were forbidden to wear them, because it. was thought that such facial ornamenta tions would make them vaiu. THE FLOWERS OF THE TREE. Need to Stoop to No Trieke for the Krat terti.it 0f I'ollro. It has come alout tt-at the low im plants, unable to .Mfurf their ends by fuir words, have had recourse to guile to tempt the insects by velvety tex ture f rich color widely riiread, l.y xhaling vc t and tK.wcrful odors, hy otTering nectar, and riually by deviling art-ful appliajices, whereby an ins-ct can In loaded with poll, n without bis knowledge what time he is imbibing the seductive nectar. Some have gone u t.-p Iowr. and ln-caus.- tiny could iw.t aiford to produce io brilliant a tfis play as t.ther plants, have set to work lo press the vulgar carrion-loving flis it-to their seri-e by developing -tjls of a livid purple hue, ami giving forth a pu'rid odor. Faugh! S1k.11 hmrts of ak antl lw-ech and ash stoop l. such tricks? The forest tree, says Good Words. ban a hundred .r a thousand years to live, at.d exhibits no precocious nnxiVtv to produtf fruit. At 1... i"l or .'! irj is time enough to think of such iho.-s; and when the t iiii comes the tl.-l'e:.te essential orgr.ns are prut-. ct-d men-Iy by a few simple green or yellow x-al-s. r by none at al!. The pollen is la'ish v produced, for the wind is not so prc jise a vehicle of transmission a the nsa-ct. and but n very smnll percentage f the j-iilen grains will reach their h-stinatHin. This, however, is of little onsequence. fur an incipient seed needs but one pt.lii-n grain to fertilize it. and -hoiild a hundred fall ujMin it. 99 would lie .siij-crfluous. THE SEA THEIR BEAT. Maritime Police Who rrrwna Ordt-r lu the North Sm. Ir. the middle of the North sea would perhaps le a curious pla-e to find a jio lieemau on l:ity; yet some hundreds are nptiointcd to keep order there, ..ml at other places w here their sert ices are liktly 13 1 required. Great Britain. Belgium. France, Germauy and Holland each keep a .-ertain numl-r of cruix-i s upon the hi.'h seas for this puiHe. w hilst they are etiiovvered to prosecute, or, if necessary, take into custody any Vessel 1m -longing to either of these coun tries. In udiitiou each cruiser earl ies a judge, in the diape of an oficej in charge, who can try t lie e:.se ami inflict a penalty providing the defendant e jh setits to bis t ryi ntr t lie ease l-forehand and whose decision can only lie al ter d by the court of ajijuv Is. Mlowiug a ship to nand -r alx.ut She high seas without keepu.g projicr c.ii trol over her is f :r luoie common than mii: lit 1' expected. The man whose watch it is may lc a leep, and it is often a !i!Vfi-!t mat ter to prove ti:-t a large -rci-iitag. of the eollisions tiiat occur are dlr.-ctly due to tliiseaue. The Ellie diaMer is only one example of the many awful rt suits .f care it ss wa'chiug. However, the eagle eye of the "sea lmb'.iy." by his bull's-eye lan tern which in the. case of the mari time .olii'eman is a jiowcrful scan h light is so kien1y on the alert for caves of this sort, and Mich a heavy fine is in llicted on conviction, that chargev of "wandering without projx-r control" are every year liecoiiiing less frequent. WHEN SOVEREIGNS CONFER. Great Ado Made on the llnwliwi of Kojal Meeting In Kurope. The innumeral le. Itanqucts w hk-h are offered to tlie royal liersonson every oc casion are exact emblems of tlie many valuable and phavant days which are, sit their instigation and by their com mand, wasted in senseless formula, says Ouida, in the Forum. Once, when cos tume was Iteautiful, ageantry was so alto, and ceremonial was. .so alvo; but now l-olh are unsightly and grotesque. Two l.earded men in hemlets, or caps, kiss each other on a railway footlaoard; old ladies in waterproof cloakv toddlei through two lines of iolicviuen: a fat gentleman, with a, round bat, with a cigar in his mouth, walks over a piece of red carpet, nodding to a 1 ntling hu man hedge of supple spines; faces l am inanely, throngs outvide the station door cheer, they know not why, troops, are massed in readiness, for nowhere are these jiersonage.s aife from at tempts ujki their live; the whole thing is unlovely, alisurd. anomalous, a caricature of what wa.s once lotb in telligible anil res'iectalile. but in which there is no longer either prestige or symbolism. Without dignity in its ol ject loyalty is a mere laoncless bundle of wornout robe.s, antl dignity i-rihes at the scresim of the railway whistle. BOOKS AND WRITERS. William Black, the novel writer, is also a tiortrait jiainter. an enthusiastic bofanist anil an all-round sportsman. Marie Corelli. the novelist. pla.s well on the mandolin. Siie is jicti'.e, the eniUwlimeiit of gentleness and cultured to a fault. Yellow--covered unlound novels at half a dollar, a-s close an imitation as jms sible of the standard of French looks, are to be tried on the British public. Rudyard Kipling was recently ofT.t. d a handvonic price for hi.s Vermont resi dence, but refused tosell. He int iinat-d that he would occupy it ieriuai;ent .ly after next year. It is said that 2wi,ooo copies of a se lection from Matthew- Arnold's tioeiiis, published by Mr. Stead ir. his "Pciiry Poets," have already l.een sol. I. As long ago as lSo! Mr. Arnold predicted that his day would come. On tlie 24th of June a celebration was held at the house of the duel. ess of Sutherland to mark the first anniver sary of tlie. English Society of I July Journalists. Mia Kuth ljiwrcih-e. of New York, who was visiting Mrs. Craigie (John Oliver lloblies), and Mrs. Burton Harrison, were guests uih.ii the interesting occasion. A Home Thrtwt. The other day a young man from London arrived in a northern city, and wishing to let his frit-mis in the south know of his safe arrival, he went to a tst. office (not the chief one), and in quired if he could sent! a telegram di rect from the office, and how long it would take. The young lady was in clined to le jsnuhhit-h, ami cut short his inquiries with: "I am not iaid to answer silly questions." Her face blanched wonderfully, however, w hen she fouutl herself compelled to wire the following message: "Arrived safe. Girls here ugly and bad-temiered." Titbits.