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VOLUME 18. RUSSELLVILLE, POPE COUNTY, ARK.. FEBRUARY 18,1892. NUMBER 4.
DENTISTS. IS73. .S90 x. ■w. O’xcEXuXu-sr. Surgeon Dentist RUSSELLVILLE, ARK. Office d»y»—Fire* Monday in aacb morth Remain one week. OFFICE: Front room, second floor of th« l'eopla'a kichange Rank building. ATTORNEYS. j A WRKNCE RUSSELL, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ruiaell villa, .... Ark. OFFICE—Sotilh side of Main Street. o|i|s>site the Court House. EWIS W. DAVIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, RUSSELLVILLE, ARK. Will practice In all the Courts of theState. Commercial business solicited. Unequalled facltiiies for prompt attentioe to • II Commercial matters entrusted to my care. lluaaci BimiT. .IaherT. rowLia BRADLEY & FOWLER, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW. RUSSELLVILLE, ARK, Will practice in all the Courts of the State Special attention given to collections. H. 8. CARTER. el. C. BAST. M I..DAVI* CARTER, IIART & DAVIS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW DAROASBr.LB, ARKANSAS. Will attend the Circuit Court of Pope tjonntj. Prompt attention given to all huMneaa. 1‘atronage of the public solicited. MARBLE WORKS. H. ELGFN, Proprietor. RUSSELLVILLE MARBLE WORKS, Ru»8e.'Jville. Ark. Frlew raaaouabla and aatisfaction guaran teed. PHOTOGRAPHER. JOHN H. G.INNER, PHOTOGRAPHER, Russellville, . - Are. tiallaryon Main street. onpmdts court boua INSURANCE AGENT, j T. BULLOCK, * INSURANCE AGENT, Russellville, - - - Ark. cnarANirs bepkesknted: Anala-Nevada Assurance Corporation of AB Francisco. Cal. New Orleans Association. Hibernia Insurance Co., of New Orleans, La., American Central, of SW Louie. Will take Insurance risk* anywhere In tke tauntr including residence property, sow and fearing mills, gins and farm property. —OFFICE IN CLIKK’8 OFFICE— _ - * • ■» *» TONSOR IAL_ Q HARLEY MAY’S CITY SHAVING PARLOR, Russellville, Ark. Special atUntton given to the entting of la Alea’ and children’, hair. jw'fimnif. i1 '«■' 7 « PERFECTED CRYSTAL LENSES ▼HAM HAM. taility First aad Ahvapi. T. C. EVERETT, GENERAL MERCHANT, Has exclusive sale of these celebrated glasses in Ri'8SKt.Lvn-i-B, Ark. KELLii-M <Sc H^OOIRJE The only inanufucturiug opticiaus in the South, Atlanta. Ua. BMP'Peddlers are not supplied with tnesa f.iuou, glasses. -TO Memphis, Hot Springs, Vicksburg, New Orleans I'ree Reclining Chair Cars' PULLMAN SLEEPING CAR' UTTLE HOCK TO ST LOUIS cm H. C. TOWNSEND, General Passenger & Ticket Ag<*n* St. Louts, Mo. •w; phst*. mmn Onto fee Impotence. 1M Bf Manhood, seminal fmlltlene. Spermatorrhea, Merooutnete, Sel/Olltryil. Loee af Memory, Ae. Mill make yen • STkOkO. Slitr one Men Brice 410m, $ Scree. 40 00. Special Otrecttone Mallei with each Bor. Accrete 9*-> , _ ! .rSisrrtm L I f I 1 'a ) I * ONE ENJOYS Ijth the method and result* wh< yruo of Figs is taken; it is pleas:’.: nd refresbiug to the taste, and a j ntly yet promptly on the Kidney :ver and Bowels,’ cleanses the s> in effectually, dispels colds, hea ches aod fevers and cures hahitu: I "nstipation. Syrup of Figs is tl vly remedy of its kind ever pr luced, pleasing to the taste and c ’eptable to tbe stomach, prompt i ts action and truly beneficial in i fleets, prepared only from the mo: ealthy and agreeable substances, i •any excellent qualities commend ! o all and have made it the iw J •pular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in £•■ j nd $1 bottles by all leading dr: its. Any reliable druggist wl | lay not have it on hand will pr: are it promptly for any one wl. I visiles to try it. Do not accept an j uibstitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO SAN FRANCISCO, OAL. LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK. N.Y. A MAGNIFICENT * * * j ENGRAVING ••••»> | FOR THE POSTAGE. * * THE WEEKLY | Arkansas Democrat One Year! —rAND A COPY OF ! ” Christ Before Pilate,” i ' or "A Roman Chariot Race," or "A Scottish Raid,” FOR #1.10. Teeming with bright and spicy editorials, fresh tele graphic news, full Arkansas news, mil market reports, good miscellany. 1 One Year, $7-5° Three Months. $2.00 Six Months, 3.75 j One Month. .75 MCliSCieUSK NOW. RIME SHOES. I OWN MAKE \ J j i t I i ' V. POTTS CARDEN Sc Co. Electricity & Electro-Magnetism For the Eye. . . . These spectacles are recoin mended ; hv the highest authorities in the medical profession to be the best in present use. They relieve irrl lal Hitv in the eye and assglat tired and weakened muscles to perform I their na oral functions. As It is a known fact that electricity is a life-restoring tluld. we invite ev eryone wearing glasses to come and try them. rv w kimKit ultra co.. *1 SSKI.I.VIU.IC. I LIPPMAN BROS . Proprietor*. Oruggltt*. Upp.nan’t Block, SAVANNAH, SA For sale by Welaanr Urug Co. FIFTY-EIGHT BELOW. Intense Cold Exists at Penza, in Southwest ern Great Russia. FREEZING INHABITANTS. HinU Drop Deu.1 Iron. Tre.. In Wlilrli They Kn light Shelter—Contagion* I)inea«e. London', Feb. 12.—Intense cold exists at Penza, in Southwestern Great Russia. The thermometer registers 58c below, and there is terrible suffering. A number of men have been frozen to death, and the cold is so intense that birds drop dead from trees in which they sought shelter. A quantity of grain for famine sufferers has arrived at Penza, but it is impossible to dis tribute it among the peasants, owing to the fact that nearly all horses have been killed for food or sold to procure money with which to buy necessities of life. Five thousand horses have been killed in Penza alone, and it is estimated that several million draught animals have been killed throughout the empire since autumn. Typhus fever small pox and diphtheria are deci mating ’ the inhabitants around Penza. Two hundred peasants have died from these diseases. The dispatch adds that in the gov ernments of Samara, Saratoy and Nyni Novgorod the condition is far worse than in Penza. In these three governments thou sands of peasants have fallen vic tims to hunger, typhus and other epidemic diseases. In the govern ments of Charkon and Kazan typhus fever is specially terrible in its rav ages, and the inhabitants are dying off by the hundreds. A WIFE’S TRICK. She Sue* Her II unhand for I>lvoree on Many Grave Charge*. Sioux Falls, S. P., Feb. 12.— The divorce case of Mrs. Charlotte Nichol Minton versus J. McKint Minton, of Flushing, L. I., on the charge of non-support, cruelty, habitual drunkenness and adultery, will probably be tried at Parker to day. i ne aeienuani is one or ine eu itors of The Illustrated American. When Mrs. Minton came to Sioux Falls, it is said, she played a very smart game upon her husband. With his permission she arranged to go to a summer re sort with her children to spend sev eral months. Reaching the resort she purchased a hundred postal cards, addressed them to him and wrote appropriate messages, dated them, secured some one to mail them for her from day to day, then left for Sioux Falls, her husband getting postals regularly from the watering place, when she was spend ing a ninety days’ residence in Sioux Falls. Mrs. Ofcborne on Trial. London, Feb. 12.—M/s. Flor ence Ethel Osborne was this morn ing brought from the Holloway jail to Bow street piolice court, where she was arraigned before Magistrate Sir Jobn Bridge to answer the charge of pierjury made against her in ooenection with the libel suit brought against her one time friend Mrs. Hargreave, who charged her with the theft of a quantity of valuable jewelry. The case has attracted most wide spread attention. The pjolice court room was literally packed with friends of Osborne and Hargreave. After the evidence had been sub mitted the prisoner was formally admitted for trial. Fxctteni^ut Over a Hunk Failure. Morehead, Minn., Feb. 13.— Excitement over the failure of the Merchants Bank is still unabated. Strong efforts are being made to have the bank go into litigation. At a meeting of depositors ex Congressman Comstock, chairman, was authorized to appoint a committee of five to formulate a plan, although Herbert Van Vlissinger has been appointed receiver by the court. The liabilities foot up $202,100, and .4. 4 A A l L. J.. I ikn.-". y i i v i « ■ jl uv in/mo i $141,000 of President Bruns’ paper, and besides then* is an overdraft of $d4,000 of his. Cashier Kurtz’ in debtedness is $14,000 and un secured. , ■ - , ^ - James G. Itluliie, Jr’*., Divorce ( hn$. DeadwoOD, Feb. 12.—In the Blaine divorce case Judge Thomas has entered an order on motion of the plaintiff’s attorneys for an order on the defendant, James G. Blaine, Jr., to show cause why the answer to the complaint shall not be stricken from the files and record action for contempt of court, for having ignored and disobeyed the orders of the court heretofore made, and also to show cause why the case shall not bo set down for immediate trial. -■ hi—. ■■ .. - A Murderer Henpited. Chattanooga, Feb. 12.—“Bob” ! McCord was to have been hanged at i Scottsboro, Ala., to-day, for the j murder of his wife. Kverything I was ready. This afternoon a tele- ! gram was received from Governor j Jones giving M?Cord a respite of fifteen days, the object being to al- j low him to go l>efore the grand jury j next week to testify against his par- \ amour, Sally Davis, the woman who i helped him to kill his wife. Alleghany City’* Mayor lt» Guilty. Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 11.—This , morning the jury in the extortion j case against Mayor James C. Wy- ; man, of Alleghany City, brought in j a verdict of guilty in the first and second counts of the indictment. I The verdict was reached late last night but not announced until the ' opening of the court this morning, j when it was read. Mayor Wyman i Iiecame deathly pale, and was taken i to his seat by friends. ! The penalty for extortion on each j count is $500 fine and one year im prisonment or both at the discretion of the court. The court also orders removal from office as a part of the punishment. HORRIBLE FIND. Ilatlly Decomposed Remain* of a Man Din covered in a Water Standpipe. Topeka, Feb. 11.—For some time people have been complaining of water furnished by the local water company. Finally it became so bad that no one would use it. On Tuesday night the pumps stopped, and yesterday a workman entered the standpipe to clean it. To his horror he discov ered the badly decomposed remains of a man, which evidently has been there for weeks. They were unrecognizable, and the clothing contained no means of identification. The "man had evi dently climbed the pipe and cast himself in. No one in the village or country is missing, so the coro ner decided that it must be some person who was passing through, seeking work, as his clothes indi cated he was a laboring man. SALE OF VALUABLE HORSES Swift Horne* of tlic Palo Alto Stable* llought by J. Malcolm 1 ord. San Francisco, Feb. 12.—J. Malcolm Ford, who purchased the colt Arion from Senator Stanford for such a big price, has made two other purchases from the Palo Alto stables. They are Montrose, four year-old filly with a three-year-old record of 2:18, and two-year old filly, Starlight, with a record of 2:26 1-2. Montrose is by Electioneer, out of Rosemont. Starlight is also by Electioneer, out of Sallie Renton. Miller & Sibley, of Pennsyl vania, have also purchased of Sen ator Stanford Belleflower, a three-year-old filly, sister to Bellebird, with a two-year-old record of 2:24 3-4. A yearling colt, by Electioneer, out of Beautiful Belles, twiu u MirwytHtr-uiu cuu, v euim, with a two-year-ohl record of 2:25, Electioneer, out of Cecilia. The price was not given, but it is stated that $60,000 will represent the value of the lot. Beautiful Belles, a year ling, brought $15,000, the highest price ever paid for a horse of that age. A special car was sent out for them and they leave for the East to day. __ Supposed Dfud Man Keturnn. Helena, Mont., Feb. 12.—-In September last a man was shot and killed at Bedford, Jefferson county, by Peter Woods, a railroad hand. The body was recognized as that of Z. A. Short, of Butte. Woods wras convicted of murder and is now serving a life sentence for it. The public administrator of Butte took of Z. A. Short’s estate, em bracing several houses there. A week ago Z. A. Short appeared in Butte, proved that he was alive and took charge of his own estate. It is now ascertained that the murdered man was W. A. Short, formerly of Illinois, ar.d a veteran of the late war. The Anti-Option Hill. Faruo, N. D., Feb. 12.—Col. Charles A. Morton, one of the most extensive farmers of the state, has telegraphed Senator Davis thus: ‘‘I had in cultivation last year over 60,000 acres of wheat. I regard the anti-option bill ruinous to every interest the farmer has. With the passage of the bill my farm lands are for sale at any price obtainable. I pledge my personal honor that it is my sincere belief that the enactment of such a law as proposed by Washburn w ill result with irretrievable damage to every agricultural interest. ’ ’ Oatmeal Mill* Closed* St. Louis, Feb. 11.—A special from St. Joseph, Mo., says the St. Joseph Oatmeal Mills, owned by S. J. Burns & Co., has been closed under deeds of trust amounting to >u,uw. A wholesale and retail Hour feed-stare, owned by the same par ties, has also been closed by the same creditors. The liabilities are $00,000 and assets $00,000. The j heaviest credtiors are Ayr Lawn I Company, of St. Joseph, and Des ; Moines Manufacturing Company, of Des Moines, la. Kvictiun of Lot Jump?™. Hr. Reno, O. T., Feb. 12.—Ex citement over town lots has almost subsided. At the request of Gov ernor Seay, Judge Clark, of Okla homa City, came to El Reno and or dered the so-called lot jumpers evicted. Under this order United States marshals are removing im provements made by the settlers in vacant lots, but under instructions of Marshal Grimes, are preserving an accurate record of all improve ments, as an act of justice to the settlers, as nine-tenths of the citi zens are in category lot jumpers. Wat?rniHii, Star Jb Co.’* UabilttieM. Denison, Tex., Feb. 11.—The liabilities of the wholesale and retail dry goods house of Waterman, Star & Co., which assigned yesterday, will reach over $100,000. The as sets, it is believed, will be in excess of that amount. There are fe w defects in our na- j tu re so glaring as not to be veiled ; from observation by politeness and good breeding.—Stanislaus. ! A BRAVE OFFICER KILLED. Policeman James B. Cole, of Chicago, Accidentally Shot. | Chicago, Feb. 11.—Officer dames | B. Cole, of the Desplaines street ( station, was accidentally shot and | killed in the station yesterday after noon. He was sitting in a j window in the main room, dis ! cussing with Officer Welbasky the recent attempt of Frank Hender I son to shoot his mother and sister, j Welbasky remarked that he had a l revolver in his overcoat pocket, which Henderson used. “Let me see it,’’ said Cole, as he reached into Welba sky's pocket to take the weapon out. Welbasky’s hand was also in the pocket, and the revolver was accidentally discharged. The bullet entered Coles’ right eye and | lodged in the back of his head. He i died in a few minutes. Officer Cole was considered by his ! superiors as a man of untiring dili gence and exceptionally brave. He leaves a widow and three children. THIS GONG FOR BUSINESS. A Bell in the Trennury Department Wtiieh ,Hart Never Been t'*e<l. In the office of the captain of the watch at the treasury department is a large gong connected with a series of wires That bell has never been rung, save when it is tested to see if it is in working order, and the officials trust that it never will be sounded. When it does, business of the most serious kind is meant. At some time or other some crank or cranks might get into the cash room or banking office of the treas ury, and by the bold use of arms at tempt to make a raid. This gong is connected with the cash room by a number of wires, and the pressure of a button at con venient places will sound the alarm. The watchmen have orders when that rings to drop all other work and come to the cash room thoroughly armed and ready to deal with what ever may present itself.—Washing ton Post. DEATH OF A PIONEER PREACHER. Tint Wiierahlc Tlininnn ltnnks Diet* N«*nr Fayetteville. FA VPTTFVTI T V AdW 1 1 - Rev. Thos. Banks, 88 years okl, died at his home a few miles north of Fayetteville last evening. He came from Tennessee to Fayetteville in 1830, with his brother-in-law, Wm. Skelton. Ho had made Wash ington county his home sixty-two years. _____ Chine*e Indicted. Deadwood, Dak., Feb. 11.— The United States grand jury has indicted eleven Chinamen for using mails for transmission of lottery tickets and literature. The evi dence is positive against them, and they will be convicted and punished, probably by a fine of $300 and a term in the penitentiary. This is the first case on record of Chinese being convicted for such an offense. A Conductor’* Terrible Fate. Ayer, Mass., Feb. 11.—The regular freight train from the west to Boston, on the Fitchburg rail road, was wrecked on the Nashua river bridge here this morn ing. Twenty-four cars were thrown from the bridge into the river. Three-fourths of the bridge was badly wrecked. Conductor D. C. Connors was buried in the river under the cars. Aafttffned. Austin, Feb 12.—E. H. Achilles, general dealer in merchandise, has assigned and named E. II. Williams, president of the Austin National Bank, as assignee. The preferred creditors are the bank and Miss Emma Achilles, each about $ IS,000, and the other local creditors amounts averaging some $2200 each. All Olil Citizen Killed. Chicago, III., Feb. 11.—James Conch, one of Chicago’s pioneer settlers and owner of the Tremont House property, was killed yester day by missing his footing alighting from a street car, and being run over by a heavy wagon following. He was 92 years of age. - C'olil Wave in the North. Huron, >S. D., Feb. 11.—A se __* .1 _1_A_ 1_ .U iv o mu owvw iHviiii uuo 011 II' n here from the northwost, the wind blowing a hurricane, sending snow in blinding clouds and piling it into big drifts. At St. Paul, the cold wave, as scheduled, has arrived, the mercury dropping twenty degrees. » ^ ■ • Kdwartl M Field Indicted. New York, Feb. 11.—The grand jury to-day returned an indictment for forgery in the second degree against Edward M. Field. It is alleged he forged the name of E. Moore, master of the ship “Dolicott,” to a bill of lading for 7,128,110(1 bushels of wheat. It was dated November 11, 1891. linnk President Arrested. Morehead, Minn., Feb. 12.—H. A. Bruns, president of the failed Morehead Bank, has been arrested on a charge of defrauding depositors out of $80,000. The complaint was made by Robert Enegren, who has been the bank’s book-keeper about three years. lirok* Ilia Neck. Brenham, Tex., Feb. 11.—Ste phen Sehindy, a farmer, fell from a wagon near Wesley, striking on his head. It was discovered to-day that his neck was broken. He has fair prospects of recovery. — -i.i. —-a — Dlscovorf ofa Voiu of Tin. Denver, Feb. 11.—The dis covery of a vein of tin is reported from the mountains about fifty miles ' north of here. The vein is said to l»e 100 feet in width and runs 1C ! per cent, of tin. Discoverers an keeping it quiet, but a company was organized to-day for the supposed purpose of working this discover)'. HALL WILL HANG. Excitement Hun* High In the- Neighbor hood of Glade vi lie, Tenn. Bristol, Tenn., Feb. 5.—Talton ] Hall has berm sentenced to hang the j 14th of March. Hall’s counsel will • apply to the circuit court for a s+cS. ' Excitement runs high m the neighborhood of Gladeville, and an outbreak is expected at any time. Hall has given up hopes. He says he don’t think that a new trial will do him any good; that the next jury would do just , like this one, so he asked that his , wife and children be sent for that i he may bid them good-by. At a late hour last night no attempt at i rescue hail been made, but then1 I is no telling what may come. New York Democrat*. j New York, Feb. 13.—The mem bers of the Democratic state com ’ mitt3e were asked yesterday what they thought of the Cooper Union ; protest against a mid-winter conven ; tion and whether they felt like ! changing the date. Some of the committeemen frankly said they | would not vote to postpone the j meeting of the convention. Others i seemed inclined to think about the j subject. Richard Croker said: i “No, I do not favor changing j the date of the convention. I think the tinte set is as good as any other time, in fact a little better, because the farmers have nothing to do now, and they can attend any conven tion.” Chairman Edward Murphy, Jr., of the Democratic State Committee, said: “The convention will meet at the same time and place desig nated, and will transact the business for which it is called. The gentle men who participated in the pro ceedings of the convention will cer tainly support the nominees of the convention that meets in Chicago, June 21.” .*» uouu wur uu lilt- r.imiir. There is a story told of a veteran night editor who, for some reason, had a couple of nights off. For years he had reached his home about (i o’clock in the morning, slept until late in the afternoon, and been obliged to rush off to his work. His children naturally saw but little of him. On this occasion he found it necessary to correct his youngest daughter for some flagrant breach of discipline. The child rushed to her mother, flushed with indignation: “Mamma,” she exclaimed, “that man wiv whiskers that sleeps here daytimes ’panked me.”—Drake’s Magazine. ('(Mined by a Broken Mwitch. Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 11.—The second section of fast freight No. 40, eastbound on the air line, Lake Shore and Michigan Southern rail road, was ditched at Kendallville, Ind., at 5 o’clock this morning, the engine and six cars being completely wrecked, and Joseph Eldridge, brakeman, of Toledo, O., killed. The cause of the wreck was a broken switch. Hotel Burned. St. LOUIS, Feb. 11.—A telegram from El Paso, Tex., says the Grand Central Hotel burned to the ground at 4:30 this morning. The building was insured for $00,000 and the furniture for $35,000. Loss on furniture fully covered, but not on the building. The property was owned by Judge Crosby and Col. Anderson Mills, U. S. A. BeNted by tht» Spokane Man. Spokane Falls, Wash., Feb. 11.—Harry Jones, of Spokane Falls, bested “Billy” Newell, of Philadel phia, last night in six rounds at the Spokane Athletic Club. Jones is a much lighter man, but made a great fight for $350 stakes and gate re ceipts, amounting to about $000. -0 m - John A. McCall Elected. New York, Feb. 12.—John A. McCall, comptroller of the Equita ble Life Assurance Society, and rormeny suite superintendent or m surance, was duly and uiiiinimously elected president of the New York Life Insurance Company, at a meet ing of the trustees to-day. WantK an Appeal. New York, Feb. 13.—John W. Mackey filed notice of appeal to the general term of the supreme court from the judgment of $90,106 obtained by Edward S. Stokes in the suit growing out of a telegraph deal. Sht* Korunv** Hint. Wife—You’ve been drinking again. Husband—Can’t help it, m’ dear —make me sho happy, m’ dear. “Huh! Makes you happy, eh? I’d like to know why.” “Be (hie) cause I she two of you, m’ dear.”—New York Weekly. Abbas Pasha, the new khedive of Egypt, talks English like a native. Like most of the children of royalty he had an English nurse and gov erness till he was 12 years old. lie will get considerable English nurs ing in his new sphere, too. The love letter is a very senti mental and trifling document, but it serves a double purpose.—Galves ton News. Written on a postal card it does not serve a double pur pose for a cent. It goes without folding. Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report A JUST DEATH. Roanoke, Va., Citizens String up a Black Brute. ASSAULTED A WHITE GIRL. I - Tl»#» Hroumlrol Taken From Offirrm by ISO KimiRHl CitixeiiM nml linin’ to ii Troi*. - ^ Roanoke, Va., Feb. 12.—Will Lavender, colored, who attempted to assault Alice Perry, a white girl, Monday night, was taken from the officers about 1 o’clock this morning and hanged to a tree, j He was captured near this city | about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon and taken to the station house. He was removed from there to a police man’s house about 8 o’clock. He con' fessed to a reporter that he was the man who committed the assault. A mob numbering a hundred and fifty people, searched the city over and finally located the man. He was guarded by three officers, who would not let the party into the house. They broke open the door and took him from the officers. The negro was carried to the river and hanged to a tree. He made a full confession. The crowd was very orderly, .and no firing was indulged in. A LEAP YEAR ROMANCE. “Harold,” she said tenderly, its she took his shrinking hand in hers and. looked into his lustrous eyes, “may 1 tell you something?” “I presume, Miss Smith, you 4 ' J. 4 “May I tell you what is on my heart?” she pleaded. “What there is beating and pulsing there for ex pression?” “I shall listen: go on,” he said with cold austerity. “Oh, Harold,” she ‘cried, “you are cruel. You know that I have loved you for four long and weary years.” He shrugged his shapely should ers, but did not speak. “And now, you will not listen to me,” she implored. “I am listening,” he said shortly. “But not with your heart. Harold, not with your heart,” she agonized. “What would you have me do, Miss Smith*” he asked kindly. “Be mine, be mine,” she wailed. “Your husband?” he interrogated with a start. “Yes, Harold, ves. My husband; my own; my loved one; mine al ways,” and she threw herself at his feet. “This is folly, Miss Smith, abso lute folly,” he urged, rising and standing over her. “We have al ways been friends. Why cannot we remain so? I can never be more than a brother to you. I-” But she did not permit him to go on. With a smothered scream she rushed from the roun and as Harold Hossington hbard her wildly putting on her overshoes in the hall and impulsively grabbing her hat and wraps from the rack, he picked up a rosebud she had dropped and sighed heavily. This was Harold’s first.—Detroit Free Press. SerioiiH Outlook. Watts—I tell you it makes a man feel pretty serious to find himself threatened with paralysis. Potts—You don't mean to say that is your case, do you ; Watts—Yes ; i»y butcher told me that if I did not do something for him by the first of the month he would paralyze me.—Indianapolis floumal. Sherman Hoar, the young con gressman from Massachusetts, was the model selected for the statue of John Harvard. Mr. Hoar’s face was not copied closely, hut the pro fessors and sculptor decided that in his features and figure he resembled their ideal of the man whom they wanted to honor with a monu ment. Secretary Foster has thin dark brown hair. A black guard ribbon is his nearest approach to ornament. He wears shoes like a school teach er; all his dress is plain. He is tac tical, wary, but not cold or dry. His salutation sets the caller at ease. His face is shrewd, but not severe, kind, but nowhere weak. The eyes ob serve, the jaw takes care of the will. Prince Vijfcor Emanuel, heir to the Italian crown, is one of the handsomest and most accomplished men of his station in li'e. Although nearly 30 years of age and widely traveled, he is yet unmarried. He is liberal in his political views, versed in several languages, amiable and intellectual and generally and justly beloved. The late Professor Couch Adams, one of the discoverers of the planet Neptune, good-naturedly remarked to his old housekeeper at the time of his great achievement: “Janet, with I ; the next planet 1 discover I will give you a guinea.” Years afterward the astronomer said to a friend, in response to an inquiry: “The only result of my rash promise is that now I can never go out at night but she suspects me of discovering plan ets on the sly.” — .♦- •— ■ ■ —— SUPERSTITION OF ENGINEERS. — .An 01*1 On#* Who Will Never Hun ;i l.nuim* Once Wrrecked. “I’ve sat in a cab for twenty-five years,” said another veteran of tile throttle “You’ll never catch me taking out an engine that has once been in a wreck. Some engines are unlucky and others ain't, and I don’t take any chances. You may say what you’ve a mind to, but I believe in signs and I’ll always swear by them. When I was a young man I used to run on the Nypano, and 1 got quite a reputation as a reckless runner. The road had been troubled that spring with washouts and en gineers had been cautioned to run carefully over dangerous sections. Well, I never paid much attention to these directions, and used to smash my train through on time no matter how bad the track was. “I was going down a grade one night with a heavy train and a lot of through passengers for New York, and was making good time when all of a sudden I saw a blue light that seemed to swing just ahead of the pilot. The light kept bobbing in front of me for nearly a mile, but I was ashamed to say anything to the fireman about it. Final.y I got so nervous that I pulled up the train and told the fireman that 1 thought the side liar was loose. “I climbed out of the cab, but the minute that we stopped the blue light disappeared. I thought I’d take a little run down the track, however, and just a few rods ahead I found a big culvert washed clean out. Of course we had to lay over until it was fixed, and I got lots of praise for saving a bad wreck, but it was all owing to that blue light.”— Rochester Democrat-Chronicle. A Mimical Well. At Tacoma, Wash., is a well. The well is about 400 feet deep and furnishes good water. It also fur nishes from some mysterious source a constant blast of air or gas. One day, not long ago, the owner col lected all the musical instruments he could—amounting to eight—from his neighbors awl friends. He bored holes in the boards covering the well, and at one aperture plaeed a cornet, at another a bass horn, at another a clarionet, then a fife, an immense tin horn about three yards long which he had made, a mouth organ and other instruments, up to the number mentioned. One after another they began to blow as be put them in. The hoarse growl of the bass horn mingled with the clarion notes of the cornet and clar ionet, etc. When all were going the din was terrible, and there did not seem to be a good note sounded. The wind does not come up from the well in a steady blow, but in gusts of more or less force.—New Orleans Picayune. Where? The editor-in-chief looked up over his spectacles and remarked to the managing editor: l-I notice in this literary maga zine that Walter Besant asks: •Where have all our poets gonet’ ” “Vgh,” grunted the managing editor, and he went out and gazed down into the dank, dark, silent abyss of the elevator shaft for as much as two minutes.—Detroit Free Press. Ai«l Asked For sin*i iniiu’M Monument* Washington, Feb. 12.—An ap peal to the Grand Army of the R« jjuuiu: iui < 'julimmuhhis «uu m r-m erection of a statue in WaaRingtou to the memory of (ien. W. T. Hher* hian has been made by a committee* appointed at the meeting or the society of the army of Tennessee October last. Will litaeh WI.IO.OOO. Monmouth, Iij„., Feb. 12.—It is now estimated that the total loss by tire in the opera louse block last night will reach $150,000; in surance $50,000. Swipesey (from the “Sixt”)— I’m a-goin’ to put on dis young lady’s skates—see? Rocksey (from do “Ate”)—No yer ain’t, noider; I’m a-goin’ to Bella (from do “Fort”)—Hentle men, gentlemen, for Heaven’s sake let there l>e no bloodshed!—Life. Dubious.—“Is it considered an honor to be sent out as a mission ary?” “Yes. Why?” “I was only wondering,” said Mrs. Yealy, “my husband’s congre gation are unanimously desirous that he shall go.”—Comic. -♦ .. Senator Davis, of Minnesota makes a hobby of anything relating to Napoleon, and is said to have one of the largest and most varied col lections of books and pictures con nected with tb® Little Corporal to be found in this country.