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An Immense Crowd and Great Enthusiasm.
Ob Tuesday of last week, Hon. Wm.
J. Bryan was the guest of Hon. David
B.|Hill at Albany, the capital of New
York, at whose residence he remained
about three hours. After the dinner,
he delivered that evening an able
speech to an audience of from seven to
ten thousand interested people packed
in the City Hall Square under the
shadow of the State House.
Mr. Norton Chase, Chairman of the
City Democratic Committee, in intro
ducing him said :—
"My fellow citizens, this is a plain
meeting for the plain people, where
there is to be no fuss and no feathers.
There is but one man you wigh to see,
but one man you wish to hear. I have
the honor to introduce him to you, the
democratic candidate for President of
the United States, the Hon. Wm. J.
Bryan, of Nebraska, [Prolonged cheer
Mr. Bryan said: In the presence of
this immense audience it is hardly nec
essary to announce that the presiden
tial campaign is open for business, ft
gives me great pleasure to be permitted
'to address even for a short time the
citizens of Albany and this vicinity. I
esteem it a privilege to be able to de
fend in your presence the politics which
I believe will bring prosperity and hap
piness to the American people. [Ap
plause.] In this time of free govern
ment people express themselves
through party organizations. It is the.
only way in which we can give effec
tive force to our convictions. Without
party we fight without hope of success.
Parties meet in their conventions,
adopt their platforms and go forth to
the people appealing for the suffrages
of those who believe that through that
party and by the politics expressed in
the platform they can best serve their
country and protect their rights. The
democratic party at Chicago met in
convention, and there the majority of
the democrats of the United States,
speaking through their legally .ihopen
I representatives, laid qowd a platform
and nominated a ticket. . It is not to
be expected tl.at a person will always j
I'D i h. any platform all that hedeslr«s i
and i."thing which lie does no: like.
But when a citizen comes to vote he
acta with that party and indorses that
platform which gives to him the best
assurance of securing the most impor
tant things which he desires, [ap
It is proper, aye, more, .Unnecessary,
platform shall Indorse the utterances of j
his platform, and I stand before you to j
declare in your aresence that I indorse
every Word and every syllable of the j
platform at Chicago. [Applause.] But j
while I do so I expect in this campaign ;
the support of many democrats who j
are not willing to indorse all that the J
platform declares for. [Applause.] In !
a campaign there is always some over-'
shadowing issue, there is in a campaign
always one great paramount question
which more than any other will deter-1
mine the allegiance of those who sup- j
port the ticket, and in this campaign
we appeal with confidence to those
people who are opposed to a longer con
tinuation of the gold-standard policy
in the United States. [Applause. [
Our opponents have at last taken a
definite position upon tbe money ques
tion. The republican platform adopt
ed at St. Louis declares that the gold
standard must be maintained in this
nation until other nations shall consent
to its abandonment. We believe that
that declaration, which commits us to
a gold standard until other nations
come to our relief, is equivalent to a
declaration in favor of a permanent
continuation of the gold standard, be
cause we do not believe that other na
tions will take pity upon us before we
take pity upon our own people. We
have then to consider this question:
Ought the American people to submit
longer to a gold standard? [Cries of
"No, no."]
The democratic party has begun a
war of extermination against the gold
standard. We ask no quarter, we give
no quarter. We shall prosecute our |
warfare until there is not an American '
citizen that dares to advocate a gold-1
standard policy- [Cheers.] You ask!
why? We reply that the gold stand j
ard is a conspiracy against the human !
race, and that we would no more join '
it than we would join an army march
ing to despoil our homes and destroy
our families. [Applause.]
I ask you not to take my word for the
evils of the gold standard. I call as a
witness a gentleman whose voice has
been heard in the councils of the demo
cratic party. I ask you, if you are in
clined to accuse us of using extravagant
language—l ask you to read and reflect
upon the language uaed by John 9.
Carlisle in 1878 In a speech made in
Congress he said: "According to my
opinion, the conspiracy which seems
to have been formed here and in Eu
rope to destroy by legislation and oth
erwise from three-sevenths to one half
the metalic money of the world is the
most gigantic crime of this or any oth
er age. Its consummation would ulti
mately entail more misery upon the
human race than all the wars, pesti
lences and famines that ever occurred j
in the history of the world." |
That is the language of John G. Car
lisle. I believe he spoke the truth, and,
if it was true then, it is true to day and i
will be true no matter who may change j
his opinion or his course upon this ques I
tion. Truths once uttered will live, no j
matter what may become of those who
uttered the truths. Men cannot retract'
truths. That prophecy was spoken!
eighteen years ago, and eighteen years ]
of fulfillment has enabled us to believe
words which were believed by all at the
time they were spoken. Our opponents
tell us that the free coinage of silver is
going to disturb business. I ask our
opponents to write down the worst
thing they can possibly think of as a
possible consequence of the immediate
restoration of the free coinage of silver,
and when they have written their worst
I would place against the most dismal
prophecy they can utter the words of i
John U. Carlisle and tell them that
I would take the worst thing they could
think of rather than bring a misery j
greater than war, pestilence and fam
ine. [Applause.] Can you imagine the
meaning of those words? No, my
friends, the imagination cannot con
ceive, the tongue cannot describe all
that is wrapped up in those words.
Can you think of all the wars of the !
past ? When you remember that from ■
the time that Cain killed Abel until I
now history has been little more than '
a record of warfare, can you remember
all those wars and can you add in one
great sum all the misery that those'
wars have caused, and then can yon
think of the pestilences which have
visited the earth and the misery that
they have brought, and then can you
think of the famines that have afflicted
mankind from time to time ? Can you
add into one great sum all the misery
caused by these three dread destroyers
of the human race and then think that
the consummation of the conspiracy of
stand behind the gold stand
ard would bring more misery than all
of these ? Ah, my friends, it'is because
we believe that that prophecy was
true; it is because we believe that no
language can overstate the infinite dis
• tress that the gold standard means to
the human race; it is" because we be
lieve that no power on earth will pre
vent tbe advocates of free coinage from
preaching that gospel wherever they
can find those to hear it. [Applause.]
Some of our opponents say that they
are afraid that we cannot maintain bi
metallism alone. We reply to them
that we have waited twenty years for
other nations to help us, and if we are
going to restore bimetallism we have
got to restore it alone, because others
do not come to our assistance. [Ap
More than that we believe that the
assertion of American independence
will do more to bring about interna
tional bimetallism than a servile de
pendence upon our enemies to bring it
to us. [Applause.] Our opponent? say
that all we need is a restoration of con
fidence. Whenever the confidence man
ia abroad in a community the man who
has the least confidence gets off with
the most money. [Laughter.] And I
am very much afraid that the confi
dence man is abroad in this campaign
preaching, "Have confidence and all
will be well."
My friends, confidence must have a
basis to rest upon. Our oppoaents say
that unless we shape our financial poli
cy to suit the pleasure of foreign na
tions they will not loan us any money.
We reply that as long as we shape our
financial policy according to their
pleasure we will always be borrowers
and can never be inoney-loaners our
selves, Confidence must rest upon a
substantial basis. Suppose that a man
in your community gives out his notes
until everybody has them, and then
somebody tries to collect a note and
finds that the man has no property be
hind his notes how can you restore
confidence in that man, how can he in
spire confidence in. the community?
Just in one way, and that is by putting
property behind tbe notes that he has
My friends, how are yon going to re
store confidence in the" United States
by legislating value out of*he property
upon which notes rest? Ye; have
tried it and you have found that bank
ruptcies ha t ! iaer»asec! year by yesr
and the on!y f, fio ple who have pros
pered are those who own investments
j payable in dollars or mom y they are
making out of the extremities of the
government. If yon want to r_'~:e
confidence you have got to restore
prosperity to the great masses of the
people, and talk a& much about good,
property as they have been talking
about good money. Money can be
too good. It can be so good that you
can long for It Mid pray for it, bnt
cannot get bold of it. [Laughter.]
_ Remember that wht»n»yjjr r ma^ r^| l|^L
purchasing power, yon have simply
I driven Sown the value of other things,
' and if those who own money and who
! hold contracts payable in dollars are
{ willing to so legislate as to make their
! property more valuable, how can they
J appeal to those who own property and
• owe debts to join them in that sort of
' legislation? I have asserted —I assert
again—that without the aid of the
money owing classes the gold standard
! would not stand for one day in any
| nation under the sun. I assert that
behind tbe gold standard in this conn
try the only potent force consists of
those who hold fixed investments and
those who as brokers profit the greater
by greater bond issues. They tell the
laboring man of this nation that they
ought to support a gold standard. The
laboring men have never found the
financiers of this nation tbe men who
have exerted themselves to improve
the condition of the laboring man. As
a rule, the men who have spent their
time trying to break down labor or
ganizations—the only protection that
the laboring man has had—these are
tbe men who now come to the help of
the laboring man.
I ask you if you ought to expect
blessings from those from whom you
have only received cursing in the past?
[Cries of "no, no."] I notice that one
of our opponents the other day said
that the old soldiers would be opposed
to free coinage. They gave the im
pression that the financiers are very
i much interested in maintaining a gold
! standard foi the benefit of tne soldiers,
i but, my friends, these men forget that
j all of the soldiers lived during the war,
J and that during the war the soldiers
knew that the financiers made their
j bond? payable in gold and left the
soldier to offer his life upon the battle
field. [Applause.]
More than that, my friends, I do not
believe that the soldiers who are will
ing to offer their lives if need be in be
half of their country are today going
to join in a conspiracy to enslave
seventy millions of free people by
fettering them to a gold standard.
Our opponents, at least some of them,
have been appealing to the ministry.
I have noticed some of the advocates
of the gold standard have said that the
preachers, that the teachers in relig
ion, should favor the gold standard
because their salaries were so small
that they did not want them reduced
Well, now, I am willing to concede
everything that is right to our oppo
nents, but I must confess that there is
one argument which they might make
that would appeal to some ministers,
if there .were any ministers who were
jin the business of ministry merely for
the dollars and cents there was in it.
[Laughter.! I Bay there is one argu
ment—it is an argument that I cannot
i answer—and I give it to you for all
| that it is worth. The gold standard
i makes hard times. Hard times drives
| men out of employment. Idling is
conducive to crime. Therefore, the
1 gold standard, by increasing the
! amount ot crime, increases the demand
| for ministers to put down immorali
ty. [Applause.]
If there is any other reason why a
minister should favor the gold stand
ard I have not beard it, and even the
most astute of our opponents have, so
far as I know, never urged the reasons
which I have suggested to you. My
friends, there is this general principle
that you can use in governing your
course: You may rest assured that in
j the long run any polioy which brings
prosperity to the great mass of the
people will be shared by all the people.
]If you cannot see just in what partic
ular way any given measure is going
to benefit you in your business, if you
can satisfy yourself that the general
public will be benefited by that meas
ure, you can rest assured that you will
receive your proportionate share of it.
But 1 challenge you to search in all
the pages of history for a single instance
■ where the mass of the people were
ever benefited by legislation that in
creased the value of the dollar in
which debts had to be paid. [Ap
My friends, our opponents sometimes
tell us that this silver sentiment is a
disease. If so it will run its course,
like whooping cough or the measles.
No, my friends, it is not a disease. The
silver sentiment is the outgrowth of a
condition, and you cannot destroy the
sentiment till you have remedied the
condition out of which that sentiment
arose. I can retaliate upon our oppon
ents and tell them that this gold stand
ard idea is a disease. It is the new
yellow fever. [Laughter and ap
plause.] But there is a difference be
tween the new yellow fever and the
old yellow fever. The old yellow fever
■ killed the people who had the fever;
> the new yellow fever is death to the
fieople who do not have the fever.
Tremendous applause.]
' { How can you restore bimetallism?
| You have got to have a plan if yon
j want to do it. Our opponents tell you
r I that our policy would disturb business.
IWe tell them that business is already
" j disturbed. They tell us that if we
, succeed in this election there will be
:an interim of a few months before we
II can put our policy in operation. We
i tell |g*u that if they succeed there will
be f#ur years interim before they can
put 'their policy into operation.
[Ch4»rß.] You say you want to stop
agitation. How are you going to stop
agitation so long as you have no fixed
policy? What is the policy of the
republican party upon the money
question? It is to wait until some
other nation tells us when we can act
for ourfelven.
Kow loug will we have to wan? Ah,
uiy friunds, if our opponents succeed
in this election, can they give us any
assurance as to how long it will take
foreign nations to help us restore con
fidence? There is no assurance. The
success of our opponents in this cam
paign simply means four years more of
agitation and then the trial of the
remedy which we ask you to give. We
propose that this agitation, which has.
lasted for twenty years, shall culminate
now in the restoration of the gold and
silver coinage of the constitution.
That is all we ask, and, my friends,
there is no other way by which you
can stop agitation. You say you do
not believe in the ratio of 16 to 1. I
tell you that, whether you believe in
that ratio or not, if you believe in
bimetallism you have got to cast your
vote with bimetallists, and not with
monometallists. [Applause.]
We believe that this nation, without
waiting for the aid or consent of any
other nation, is |able. by opening its
mints to free and unlimited coinage at
16 to 1, to create a demand for silver
great enough to absorb all the silver
that will be presented at our mints,
and by so doing maintain the parity
between gold and silver at the ratio of
16tol. [Applause.] Now, my friends,
my time is up. I leave yoa and
go to greet other people. I -jitnt/ly ap
peal to yon to join \dth|as if yoar
...... thc.t iction, in try
ing to bring back to *he people "a
monetary system which ' aey had and
would have had until now but for its
being (track down in the night with
out discussion before the American
people. When thie baa beeu accom
plished other things will be possible.
Until this is accomplished no other
thing is possible. _J
* . *—* m^tmamsooWi^ ""
• Base Backward.
A Belgian harrier named Milo, in the
interest of originality recently under
took to cover the distance from Antwerp
to Brussels running backward.
He started from Brussels on a Friday
at 2:40 p. m., and, after many halts,
reached Antwerp at 8 p. m. the follow
ing Sunday, and finished his race (al
ways backward) at a public house in
the Rue dv Midi, welcomed by an
enthusiastic crowd.
He had for this race special boots pre
pared with the heels on the front and
the soles studded with india rubber
Although many people interested in
the affair attempted to accompany him
(walking in the ordinary way), they
one and all were obliged to abandon
him, and only some cyclists succeeded
in escorting him to the end of his jour
ney, no doubt with the charitable inten
tion of informing him of the possible
and highly probable dangers on the
way, as nature, not foreseeing the rapid
strides which the march of civilization
has made, did not provide man with
an eye behind.
No doubt had she known that we
should prefer walking backward she
would have done so.
Those experienced in this kind ol
sport aver it is not without its advan
tages. Personally I fail to see the neces
sity of walking backward and shall only
be convinced when it is proved to me
that a man, thoroughly tired walk
ing forward, may rest himself by walk
ing backward. —Pearson's Weekly.
A woman boarded a street car the
other day to find all the seats occupied.
She therefore grabbed a strap and
stood, if so passive a verb may be ap
plied to the swaying, swinging, jerking
and lunging that she was obliged to en
dure. Presently the conductor came
along and demanded her fare. In her
uncomfortable position the woman had
some difficulty in getting at her purse
and extracting the coin therefrom, but
the conductor's suspicious glances,
coupled with a surly, thrice repeated
"Fare!" made her more executive than
she might otherwise have been. Then
the conductor turned to collect the fare
of a woman seated right under the
swinging, swaying woman.
Beside the seated woman were two
little girls, apparently 5 and 6 years
old, and occupying seats also. The
seated woman did not offer to pay any
fare for them, however, and the con
ductor did not demand it Other persons
entered the car, grabbed straps and paid
full fare. There was not room, of course,
for all of them to be seated, but two of
them were certainly entitled to the
seats occupied by the children who had
paid no fare. As if to add a touch of
irony to the. situation, the woman ac
companying the children presently saw
fit to glare up into the swinging, sway
ing woman's face and observe, "Madam,
you're making my little girl very un
comfortable by standing so close to
herl"—New York Sun.
Wherein They DisTer From Those of Other
In apartment houses in Russia the
lodgings which open on the courtyard
rent for a lower price, says a writer in
Lippincott's, because the entrance is
through a porte cochere, or, at night,
through a wicket therein. This is an
unobjectionable, rather an aristocratic,
arrangement in a private house, but
elsewhere the, courtyard may contain
too many stables, workshops or even a
large number of cows to supply dairy
shops, which profess to deal in Finnish
—that is to say, in pure country—but
ter, cream and milk. In this case also
the winter's supply of wood for the
great house is sure to be stacked in piles
a nouple of stories high so close to the
less desirable lodgings that the prefect
of the town was obliged to issue an or
der protecting the poorer inhabitants
and regulating the position of the wood
piles at a proper distance from the
building for light and air.
Our researches revealed the fact that
very few' 'furnished" lodgings provided
either towels, bed linen, coverlets or
pillows, or anything, in fact, beyond
the bare bedsteads and furniture. Of
course we were aware theoretically that
this is a reminiscence of the days when
every landed proprietor traveled accom
panied by nu entire housekeeping outfit
and staff cf servants when he under
took those long carriage ' '"""'s which
preceded the days of red. - -**<* .which
are still compulsory in some parts of
' the empire. Nevertheless, in practice,
j we were not prepared to accept this be
yond towels, and we protested that no
traveler should be obliged to drag such
■ bulky objects about with him in these
days of improved transit facilitiea The
logic of this argument was not very
strong on our side, it is true, but most
travelers will agree with us neverthe ?
less. The Russian lodging house people,
in return, seemed to regard us with
amazement and pity because we did not
possess these things and declined to pur
chase them. Their idea must have been
that we were accustomed to sleep in
our clothes, like their own peasants.
In seme cases they were willing to
provide the bed furnishings for a con
sideration, but they regarded one tcwel
a week and one change of linen a month
as ample.
Some Unflattering Fen Portraits of th<
Great Master of Landscape.
On the whole, the portraits of Turnei
in after life cannot be said to be satis
factory or convincing. Turner's was
doubtless a baffling face, full cf charac
ter, which was difficult to seize vrithout
caricature, showing little of the fine
spirit and poetical feeling which were
displayed in his works and becoming
coarser and redder as he advanced in
life—a face that rejected all attempts
at idealization, at least in the hands of
those who tried.
None of the written descriptions of
him is very attractive: "A red Jewish
face, with staring bluish gray eyes, the
smallest and dirtiest hands on record;
his complexion was very coarse and
weather beaten; his cuticle that of a
stagecoachman or an old man-of-war's
boatswain"—this, according to Thorn
bury, was the impression he made on
"less enthusiastic friends." "Turner
had fine, intelligent eyes, dark blue or
mazarine, ' ' said Mr. Trimmer, his old
friend; "but, as it is said of Swift's,
they were heavy rather than animat
ed." Leslie writes: "There was, in
fact, nothing elegant in hU
—full of jlejnraee as he \v_ in art. He
_ight nave been taken for the captain
of a river ntaarnrr at bnt a
second would hud far mrre iv his face
than belongs to any ordinary mi ad."
UWortunately no artist has recorded
that "second" sight. Mr. Watts, if he !
hack tried, might have done so, but who '
•ber—Combo Monkhoose in Scribner's.
Tbe Forfarshire ___ °f a raster J
day were want to go g»*t <
Dundee, not so great then,
but too well, and ride away home, not
in every case very fit for the saddle.
The road ran eastward for some miles
on a height above the Tay, a steep
grassy slope down to the Firth. One of
the old gentlemen (they were gentle
men) rolled off his horse and rolled
away down the declivity. The water at
the edge was only a few inches deep at
that season of the tide, and there he i
lay. By and by seme one remarked
that the laird's saddle was empty, :
though his horse was trotting on with i
the others. So the party turned back, i
looking for the missing man, and ex- •
claiming: "Faar ore ye, Balnawiggin? 1
Faar are ye?" At length a voice was 1
heard, coming from far below. "The 1
Lord knows faar I am. But I canna be I
in hell, for here's waterl"—Longman's i
Magazine. <
The Inspired Camp Coon. <
Outing tells about camp cookery, in- '
eluding the cook. The genuine camp !
cook is an artist in his way. The musi- '
cian makes men hear things entrancing, '
and the painter brings tears to the eyes
if inspired. The camp cook genius, by
the very way in which he does his work, ]
makes men hungry.
"The camp cook," says the writer,
"should take pride in the artistic nan- '
dling of his utensils, particularly in the '
ability to keep half a dozen things going
at once. He must keep already cooked
things hot, and cook the uncooked things
meantime. To do this he has got to un
derstand the kinds of fire to have, <
whether large or small blaze, hot ashes 1
or redhot embers. He should also know ]
how to get the most work at the least
expenditure of labor from his comrades, i
Something many cooks are lacking in j
is the way to keep camp dishes clean for ]
cooking. An unwashed apple saucepan j
will serve to fry trout in and give them j
a pleasant taste, but an unwashed fish <
spider will scarcely serve to cook apple i
sauce in. In other words, the cook should ]
know when and what to* wash." ]
Professional Pains.
"Is there any particular nervous com- .
plaint connected with your profession?" ,
asked the cheerful idiot of the rifleman.
"There is the tennis arm, the bicycle
face and the baseball arm, and I thought i
there might be something of the sort i
among you gunners."
"No," said the rifleman; "nothing of .
the sort." ,
"It is very queer," said the cheerful (
idiot thoughtfully. "I didn't suppose
you could hit the target without taking .
sharpshooting pains."—lndianapolis ,
Journal. .
Sufficient Proof. 1
"We have been married only a year,
Lizzie, yet you no longer dress to please :
mcl" 1
"That is because you no longer love '
me, Harold."
"Prove it!" * <
"Love is blind."—Detroit Free Press. •
There are many so credulous of evil 11
that they will receive suspicions and j"
impressions against persons whom they i
don't know from a person whom they 11
do know—an authority good for noth- j
Ing.—Hare. j <
"Bnlls" Not Irish. !'
Those who are not Irishmen some- : ]
times trespass on Irish property. A ;
French cure, preaching about sudden !
death, said, ' 'Thus it is with us—we go i
to bed well and get up stone dead!" ''.
An old French lawyer, writing of an
estate he had just bought, added,
"There is a chapel upon it in which
my wife and I wish to be buried, if God
spares our lives."
A merchant who died suddenly left
in his bureau a letter to one of his cor- ;
respondents which ho had not sealed. ,
His clerk, seeing it necessary to send ,
the letter, wrote at the bottom, "Since
writing the above I have died." ,
If oil is spilled upon a carpet, imme
diately scatter cornmeal over it and the ,
oil will be absorbed. Oil that has soak- I
ed into a carpet may be taken out by j
laying a thick piece of blotting paper I
over it and pressing with a hot flatiron. I
Repeat the operation, using a fresh j'
piece of paper-each time.
"I tell you I'm in big lues. ™ I,
"I'm glad to hear it" j
"Yes. The insurance examiners pass
ed me in good health two months ago, :
and now the doctor tells me I've got an \
incurable disease. Ain't that luck?"— !
London Tit-Bite. , j
3 ! —
r j Calvary Clover Soems Entitled to Its Nam*.
t . Clover With Four Leaves Is Believed
■ j Everywhere to Bring; Good Lack—The
' | Little Plant Revered by Poets.
t The most probable origin of the name
- clover is that which derives it from the
i Latin clava—clubs—as the clover leaf
1 slightly resembles the three pronged
clnb of Hercules. It is said, too, that
the clubs of our playing cards are in
, imitation of the same leaf. There are
, many varieties of this common but fa
vorite plant, and, notwithstanding its
practical uses in agriculture, about it
superstition has woven many quaint and
interesting legends.
The common red clover was once re
puted to be baneful to witches, and peo
ple of high and low degree wore the
leaf, considering it a powerful oharm
against their spells. It is supposed to
have been introduced into England from
the Netherlands during the reign of
Queen Elizabeth.
The thorny clover (Medicagoeclumis)
is called Calvary clover on account of
some of its peculiarities. In the first
place, it must be sowed in the spring,
and some say on Good Friday! As the
leaves appear above ground they have
a deep red spot, resembling fresh spilt
blood, on each of their three divisions,
which will remain for some time before
dying away. The three leaflets stand
erect during the day with arms extended,
but at sunset the arms are brought to
gether, and the upper leaflet is bowed
over them as if in prayer. After, a time
a small yellow flower appears, and later
a spiral pod, covered with sharp thorns.
These thorns interlace with one another
as they ripen and form a globular head,
which when fully matured may be re
moved from its spiral coils, and the
"trikirn? resemblance to a crown of
thorns m iua_]y seen. Thus its blood
stained leaves, its extended arms and
bowed head and the day when the seed
\>"_ £wt planted to await its zesnm ,
tion here caused it to bt> 'bristeiitd Cal
vary cluver. It is too. that Pales
tine should be cluiiued as iti native
Legend says that the tnrte leaved ,
clover, generally regarded as t_ e_ blem -
of the Trinity, was first used by St ,
Patrick to illustrate how three separate
objects, such as leaves, could yet form ,
versed in legendary ]
lore, however", sliini that St. Patrick <
borrowed rather thait ViiJfllSPSS* the
sanctity of the shamrock (Medicago lu
pulina), held in the hand of Hope
among the Greeks, when he thus illus
trated the Trinity in its three or found
the cross in its four leaves.
In the east also the trefoil is sacred,
as the holy books of Persia and Arabia
tell, and the legend of St. Patrick driv
ing the snakes out of Ireland has a more
ancient root, for the Latins believed
that snakes were never seen near the
trefoil. So if St. Patrick wore it he
was invested with additional power to
banish these invaders. Dr. Prior says
that this plant is regarded in Ireland as
the true shamrock. It has been asserted
that it was a still more ancient religious
symbol and expressed among the an
cient Teutonic race the three grades of
druids, bards and neophytes. The
druids held the clover in great honor
as a charm. Hope was depicted by the '
ancients as a child standing on tiptoe
and holding a clover bloom in its band.
But it is in connection with the four
leaved clover that manifold myths have
been developed. Owing to its scarcity it
has generally been believed that it ,
would bring luck to the finder. This
superstition is referred to in this old
When sitting in the gross we see <
A little four leaved clover,
'Tis luck for thee and luck for me
And luck for any lover.
If a lover can find two four leaved
clovers and induce the object of his love
to eat one while he swallows the other, j
mutual love is sure to result.
The four leaved clover brings rays- '
terious powers with it if it is found on
St. John's eve, they say in the Tyrol.
Like fern seed, it can render the wearer .
invisible at will and gives especial good
fortune in gambling. If a clover is con
cealed in a gift, it will enhance its
value. A German proverb says of a
lucky man, "Er hat em vierblaettriges
Kleeblatt gefunden" ("He has found a '
four leaved clover).
The fact that its four leaves are ar
ranged in -the form of a cross gives it its
significance. One who wears a bit of it
can detect the presence of evil spirits. j
While the four leaved clover is said
by tradition to possess a weird magic ,
influence, the three leaved is looked
upon more in the light of a religious
symbol. Shakespeare's Rosalind asks, ,
"Can one desire too much of a good
thing?" and may be answered, " Yes, in i
respect to clover leaves,'' for, notwith
standing the wonderful virtues every
where ascribed to the four leaved clover,
the finder of tho five leaved will have
bad luck. i
Even the two leaved clover is not un
regarded, but has its legend, and the
lucky maid who secures one is by its
influence enabled to see her future lover.
The lowliest blossoms have always
called forth the poet's praises, and even
Shakespeare alludes to the clover as
"honey stalks"—a fitting name, as the
bees revel in its sweetness. James
i Whitcomb Eiley holds it in greater es
teem than many more brilliant flowers,
| and to quote one stanza from his poem:
, Come sing of the lily and daisy and rose
And the pansies and pinks that the summer
! time throws .
iln the green, grassy lap of the medder that
I lays
< Blinkin np at the skies through the sunshiny
! days.
I Bnt what is the lily and all of the rest
.Of the flowers to a man with a heart In his '
I breast i
That has dipped brimmin full of the honey .
and dew
Of the sweet clover blossoms his boyhood
—M. R. Silsby in New York Post
''I wish," said the editor of the com- '
ie journal, "that you would give us
something first rate in the way of a bi
cycle joke."
"I'm afraid the bicycle joke has been i
overworked lately," was the answer. 1
"H'm! Maybe it has. Well, give us '
sonictliii!? alout the bicycle joke bc-ilig ;
»eheß_at." —Detroit Trj hnnp. '
! Miss Antique—How sad the thought
j that in a hundred years all we know <
j will be gonel \
| Miss Pert—Console yourself! You •
j will have a chance to make new ao- '
! quaintances. —Detroit Free Press.
Whenever the invention adn»its of a
model, the inventor is reqoire»l to fur- i
hish it, of a convenient size, to show
jproperly and to the best advantage the
jworfcuMC of the device.
I % tauttton fpecfotor.
Advertisements are Inserted at the rate ot
12X cents per line, for the first, and 6X cants
for each subsequent Insertion.
Local Notices are Inserted at the rate or 89
cents per line for the first, and 10 centHfor
each subsequent Insertion.
Business Notices are Inserted at the rate ot
16 cents for the first and 8 cents for each sab
sequent Insertion.
A liberal discount will be made on all orders
for 3,8, or —months.
Obituaries, Announcements of Candidates,
for office, and all communications of a person
al or private character, wiu be charged for an
women are trying
to do everything
it is not strange
that many things
■ arc over-done. It ia
| not strange that
L there are all kinds of
S physical and men
tal disturbances. If
the woman who is a
doctor, or a lawyer,
or a journalist, or in
business would not
try to be a society
woman too it might
be different; but the
woman who knows
(when she has done
a day's work has yet
to be born. Usually
a woman's way is to
keep doing until she
Working in this
p way has manifold
evils. As an old
1 1 A. * J
colored Aunty used
to say: "There's always somethin' the
matter. If it isn't one thing it's two." The
most common trouble resulting from over
exertion, either mentally or physically, is
constipation of the bowels, with all its at
tendant horrors.
There is no human ailment that so saps
the energies, so deadens the ambitions, as
that coming from the bowels forgetting
their vocation, or the liver only work
ing about eight hours out of the twenty
four. V
Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets are the most
effectual remedy in the market They work
upon the system easily, naturally. There
is no unpleasant nausea after taking them.
No griping—no pain—no discomfort. They
are composed of materials that go through
the system gradually, collecting all impuri
ties and like the good little servants that
they are, disposing of them effectually.
Mrs. Rosanna M. Bliss, of Colossi, Os
wego County, A'ew York, says:
, 1 had suffered much with dizziness, some*
times faintuess from too much mental work.
Over exertion physically caused constipation of
the bowels. I tried liver pills. They gave tem
porary relief. Two years ago I began using Dr.
Pierces Pleasant Pellets. 1 have, at intervals,
used three bottles, and I am now enjoying unin
terrupted good health."
Yours truly,
' First Presbyterian Church, on Frederick St
between New and Market streets, services
II a. m. and Bp. m. Pastor, Rev. A. M. Fraser
Second Presbyterian church corner Freder
lck and Lewis streets. Services at 11 a. m
-nd 8. Pastor. Rev. Wm. dimming.
Emmanuel rpiscopal Church, worship on
west Frederick St. fet rvices at II a. rr md
p. m„ Uector, Rev. E. 0. J It. "
ai_itj_rils<-. r-Ri'-h.r •• '■'■"" »*»«-ti
t*ve«! Lewis an<7CV.. " ■ ' *er*l<»
11 a.m., ..'dSp. m. 1
United Brethren chcrc i. Idwie be
tween Main and Johnson streets, services at
11 a. m and Bp. m. Pastor, Bey. J. D Don
Methodist church, Lewis street, betwe"jj
fcilaiJld Frederick streets. Services at _ a
m. and Bp. m. I'as'o7.,Rev. J. H. Boy.v, jj. d
Christ Evangelical Luther_ church, Lew
is street, between Main and Frederick street*
Services at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Pastor. Rev.
H. F. Shealy.
Baptist church, cornei Main and W a shing
ton streets. Services at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m
Pastor, Rev. M. L. Wood.
St. Francis Roman Catholic, North August!
street, Mass at 7 and 1U.30 a. m. Vespers and
benediction of Most Blessed Sacrament *t
p. m. Pastor, Rev. Father McVerry.
Young Men's Christian Association, corner
Main and Water streets. Services at 4 p. m.
Staunton Lodge No. 13, A. F. and A. M., meets
every second and last Frlday,night ln eacl»
month, in Masonic Temple, Main street. Jar.
M. Llckliter.W. M; B. A. Eskridge, Secy.
No. 2, meet third Friday in every month, in
Masonic Temple, on Main street. W. W. Mc-
Guffln, High Priest A. A. Eskridge, Secy.
Staunton Lodge, No. 45,1. 0.0. F. meets
cry Thursday r'ght in Odd Fellows' Hall, ove
Wayt's drug store, on Main street. John 0
Fretwoll Noble Grand; C. A. Crafton, Sec'
Staunton Lodge No. 756, of Hcaor
meets every first _.d third Tuesday in each
month, in Pythian Hall, Main street. W. L.
Olivier, Dictator; W. A. Burnett, Recorder.
No. 116,1. O. G. T., meets every Friday night
in their lodge room over Wayt's drug store on
Main street. A. S. Woodhouse, Chief Templar
F. B. Kennedy, Secy.
No. 22,1.0. G. every three months
G. C. Shipplett, D. C. T.; S. H. Bauserman
District Secretary
Augusta Council. No. 490, Royal Arcanum
meets every second and fourth Tuesday ln the
month, at Pythian HaU, Main street. W. W
Robertson, Regent; Jos. B. Woodward, Sec
Charity Division, M. A., Sons of Temperance
meets every Monday night at Odd Fellows
all. W. A. Rapp, Worthy Patriarch; John
B. CoSelt Secy.
E. B. Stuart Division, No. 10, meets second
and fourth Mondays each montn at Pythian
Hall. Sir Knight Captain, F. B. Berkley; S
Knight Recorder, S. H. Rosenbaum.
Valley Lodge, No. 18, K. of P., meets every
Monday night at Castle Hall, on West Main
street, over Dr. Wayt's drug store. C. T. Ham
mond, Chancellor Commander; Albes
Keeper of Records and Seal.
Staunton Commandery, No. 8, Knights Tem
plar, meets first Friday night ln every month
ln Masonic Temple, on Main street. W. B.
McChesney, Eminent Commander; A. A. ■'■»
ridge. Recorder.
ONEIDA TRIBE, NO. 88,1. O. R. M.,
Meets ln their wigwam, ln Valz Building
every Wednesday at Bth run 30th breath
setting of the sun. J. D. Anthony, sachen
James W. Blackburn, chief of records. 1 11
visiting brothers welcome.
Valley Council No. 788 meets on the first and
third Mondays ln each month. Commanded
A. S. Woodhouse; secretary, Dr. J. M. Hange
collector, Isaac C. Morton, Jr.
< .Meets first Sunday ln every month ln tbeli
hall on the church let. M. T. B presi
dent; J. J. Kllgalen, lint vice-president; J. J
Murphy, second vice-president; D.J. O'Connell
recording secretary.
Band meets every Monday and Thursday
orchestra, every Wednesday, at Bp. m.,in City
HaU. Mr. J. M. Brereton, director
J. A. Armentrout, president, and 0. Harry
Haines secretary.
Monthly meetings, Fourth Tuesday in the
month at 7: JO o'clock. Room nCltyHel Mitt
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