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Tho Peasant Emperor.
It is said that Czar Alexander wish es to be handed down to posterity as "The Poasant Emperor." In the course of a conversation with some of his courtiers tho other day, one of them said that he ought to be known as "Alexander the Just." "No!" exclaimed the czar, "I am and shall remain the peasant emper or. Some of my nobility style me so in derision, scoffing at my affection for the moujik, but I accept the title as an honor. I have tried to procure for the humble a means of livelihood, and this, I think, is the best and only means of keeping the world going. After all, I believe, that only two men have really known what socialism is-Henry IV, who creamed of giving every peasant la pou* , au pot, and perhaps myself, whose greatest ambition is to save the Russian peasant from dying of hunger ; for when the people under stand that they run no danger of starvation, they begin to bless God and end by loving their sovereign, wjio represents him on earth. I am not among: those who believe that the only way of ruling easily is to render people powerless by privation and fear of the morrow, and my greatest ambition is to deserve to bear to the last the title of the Peas ant Czar." -[New Orleans Picayune. A Canine " Jack, the Ripper.* At Jacksonville, Fla., on a certain street, a large dog was found partly buried in the dirt. The dead dog was removed ; but the next morning and the morning after that, two other dogs were found dead and partly en tombed. A close watch was kept, when it was discovered that the dogs had been killed and buried by a large Newfoundland dog. who WAS caught in the act of hiding one of his vic tims in the saille way. Ifc is a "Jack, the Ripper" story in animal life, and is one nf tho strangest on record. [Atlanta Constitution. It is estimated that about $10,000, 000 have been invested in coffee houses, as an antidote to the saloon in England. It is said that there are about 7,000 of them, employing 5G, 000, and they are a paying invest ment. The Eggs a Grasshopper Lays. How many eggs does a grasshopper lay? Mahomet, according to the Khalif Omar, said, when these insects fell upon him, that he could read upon their wings the words, "Wo are the le gions of God, and we bear ninety-nine eggs. When we produce a hundred we shall devour the world." In a pa per read before the Paris Academy of Sciences, M. Kunckel d'Herculai says that Mahomet was wrong in supposing that the locust laid exactly ninety-nine eggs at a time, although he was quite right in attributing to it extraordinary fecundity. M. Kunckel has been carefully watching some locusts for months, and he finds that one of these insectu wi:! lav as many as from 500 to 900 eggs during a season of from ten to eleven months. He points out that if the French government wishes to get rid of the locust plague from which Algeria buffers, it is particularly advisable to kill the insects just before the season when their eggs are laid. London Daily News. Journalistic Preliminary. "Got any cannons in this establish ment?" asked a tall, handsome young man of a clerk in ono of the leading hardware stores in this city yesterday. The firm did not have cannons in their stock and the olerk told him so. . "Got some big guns, ain't you?" Ho was shown the largest. "Gimme four of 'em." Tho clerk set them aside. "Now, lemme see your pistols." He was shown through the entire stock. After selecting four of Colt's largest size he asked to tee the swords, dirks, stilettos, brass knuckles and tlungshots. Of these he bought lib erally. After tho clerk had made out the bill he congratulated the purchaser on his theatrical outfit as far as firearms were concerned. "Why, I ain't in the show business," said the stranger. "I am going down y to Kentucky to start a newspaper in tho interest of Breckinridge's candi dacy for the United States senate Cincinnati Tribune. THINGS would go along with much better effect if all who preach would practice in accordance with their own teachings. Scrofulous Taints Lurk in the blood of almost every one. In many cases they are inherited. Hcrofnla ap pears In running sores, bunches, pimples and cancerous growths. Scrofula can be cured by purifying the blood with Hood's Hood's Sarsa parilla Sarsaparilla. This great remedy has had wonderful success in ^toS? Q/Q^tf?/fy curing this disease It thoroughly eradi cates tho humor from tho blood. Hood's Sarsaparilla cure3 the sores and eruptions by removing tho impurities in the blood. Hood's Pills cure all liver illa. 25c. ''ir' WORLD'S-FATR''?"'"* I HIGHEST [ _ AWARD I x, "SUPERIOR NUTRITION' -THE LIFE!* J JFS ^rr-iY^ T"\ ^ . TC Cures Has justly acquired the reputation of being The Salvator for INVALIDS he-Aged. AN INCOMPARABLE ALIMENT for the GROWTH and PROTECTION of INFANTS anc*. CHILDREN A superior nutritive in continued Fevers And a reliable remedial agent in all gastric and enteric diseases ; often in instances of consultation over patients whose digestive organs were re duced to such a low and sensitive condition that the IMPERIAL GRANUM was the only nourishment the stomach would tolerate when LIFE seemed depending on its retention ; And as a FOOD it would be difficult to conceive of anything more palatable. Sold by DRUQGISTS. Shipping Depot, JOHN CARLE & SONS. New York. IMPRESSIONS. The (ouch o? a hand, the glance of an eye, Or a word exchnngod with a passer-by ; A glimpse of a face in the orowded street And afterward lifo is Incomplete ; A picture painted with honest zeal And we lose the old for the new ideal ; A chance remark, or a song's refrain, And life is never the same again. An angered word from our Ups is sped Or a tender word is loft unsaid, And one there is who, his whole life long, Shall cherish the brand ot a burLlng wrong ; A Une that stares up from an open page, A cynic smile from the lips of age, A glimpse of loving seen in a play, And the dreams of our youth are swept away. A friendly smile and lore's emberlng spark Leaps into flame end illumines the dark i A whispered "Be bravo" to our fellow-men And they pick up the thread of hope again Thus never an act or a word or thought But that with unguessed importance is fraught, For small things build up to eternity, lad blazon the ways for a destiny. -W. R. Hereford. The Vizier and the Flv. HE Vizier Ali-Ben Hassan, Prime Min ister of the Calif A mg i ad, wis one day walking in the country in the en virons of Bagdad. Since the morning he had met with nothing but vena tions. In the first place, he had slept ill. Then his first born, his son, Noureddm, had left his home the pre vious evening, and had returned, after sunrise, shamefully tipsy ; clearly in dicating that he was leagued with the evil-livers of Bagdad, ami had in fringed the wise law of the Prophet, forbidding the uso of wine andfstrong liquors. Then, again, the servant intrusted with the duty of accompanying his daughter to the bath had, on her re turn, confided to him that, for the fifth time in as many days, a young man, with a self-satisfied air, had, as if by chance, thrown himself in their way ; and that, in passing, Amine, un der pretense of arranging her veil, had, on the contrary, deranged it in such a manner as to allow this good looking stranger to behold her radiant visage, a proceeding which, on the part of a Mahometan young lady, con stituted a grave departure from* the rules of good conduct. Already considerably put out of temper by all the.ie worries, Ali had gone to tho Bitting of the Council. There he had found himself in the. presence ol the Calif Amgiad, and the Calif Amgiad had received him any thing bnt pleasantly. A short time before, a sedition had broken out in a neighboring province. Ali, after having severely rep.-essed it, had not thought it worth while to bring the matter before hi3 glorious master. But the Minister's enemies had not been equally reserved, and the Calif had vehemently reproached his Minist r; firstly, with having al lowed a sedition to break out in his kingdom; secondly, with haring hid den the fact from him ; and thirdly, with having put it down by force, in stead of by ptrsnn?ion-which, in deed, is preferable, but, unfortunate ly, does not always prove successful. On quitting the Council, Ali bore with him this impression-always painful to a statesman-that his credit was considerably shaken. He had no sooner returned home than his wife had quarreled with him, accusing him of niggardliness in the sum he allowed her for her dress, de claring that the wife of the Governor of the palace was better dressed than she, and affirming that, in fact, she had nothing to put on. Ali bowed his head before this storm and ordered his servants to serve him a collation, in the hope of finding in the pleasures of good cheer a compensation for the vexations of his pubiic and private life ; but-, by an unlucky chance, his cook that day omitted every dish of which he was fond. Desperate, Ali quitted his house, left the city, and strayed into the country. There, at least, he might fret and fume at his ease. "Truly," he muttered, as he went along, "there are days when one would like to make an end ol one's existence. Of what use to one is life? -nothing but to make one angry with everything!" Meanwhile, a burning sun was scorohing the road on which he was walking; and it wai not long before he felt an irrepressible desire to find shelter somewhere. But in vain he looked for a shady corner. At length he came in sight of a path which, from its narrowness and turnings, seemed to promise a little coolness. He passed on to it. The windings of this path con duced him to a ruined wall near which there grew a palm tree. Ali uttered a sigh of relief and strotched himself at the foot of the wall in the Bhade of the wido leaves. Doubtless he' would soon have fallen asleep had not a buzzing sound come to annoy his sense of hearing. He looked up, and saw a pretty gold-and green-hued fly gayly wheeling about his head. Wishing to tako a nap in peace, Ali drove away the intruder two or three times with his hand; but the obstinate little creature re turned again and again to tho charge, and ended by impudently perching on the Vizier's nose. This was too much for Ali, who jerked himself into a sitting pos ture, and with his hand made a vigorous, but unsuccessful, (Jab at his enemy. But in the hurry of getting away the quick-winged fly did not no tice that it was darting straight into a largo spider's web, spreading between an angle of the wall and the neighbor ing palm tree. Witness of this catastrophe, the Vizier could not at first help feeling glad. "Now,"he thought, "you tiresome insect, you will no longer be able to prevent me from getting the nap I want." But as he continued to watch thc fate of the pretty gold-green fly he saw emerge from a craok in the wall ? a monstrous spider, with a body as big as the finger-tip of a man and long, black and hairy limbs. It rushed to ward its prey and set to work spinning a winding 6heet of web about it, as if enjoying its victim's terror and agony. The poor fly made suoh desperate efforts to fre9 itself from its bonds that Ali, at the sight of its hopeless exertion, felt moved by compassion ; and, though he was very tired, and in spite of the little insect having so recently worried bim considerably, he could not bring himself to allow it to perish EO miserably. He rose. up, and with a wave of his hand frightened away tho spider, after which he released the tty from its perilous activity. "Now," he said, * "I hope you will leave me in peace," He oponed his finger and thn the fly flew away, and Ali speedily sight of it. He then lay down a< in the shade of the palm tree, ol? his eyes, and was soon soundly asl The sound of a voice pronoun? his name aloud awoke him. He ope his eyes and saw standing heforo a personage of dazzling beauty gigantio form. Two light aid tr parent wings were attached to shoulders. Ali had no doubt tha was in the presence of a genie. "Vizier," said the supernatural ing, "you have rendered me a g service. I was the fly which la buzzed about your nose. I took 1 form for the purpose of relieving : self for awhile from my ordirj greatness and flitting freely in sunshine. A malicious sorcerer, private enemy, wishing to take vantage of this circumstance, chan himself in the big spider into wh web I became entangled and in wi I should have fared ill but for y assistance. "You must know that, though are permitted to assume what app< ance we please, we at the same t: run tho risk of falling into the sa snares as the human creatures wh resemblance we borrow ; and, if we fall, we cnn only be rescued by han aid. It is, therefore, by your gen ous intervention I havo been sav In return of this great service ask me some favor ; whatever it may h promise to grant it." So spoke the genie. The Vizier : mained for awhile without answerii At length, after having reflected, said : "I was saying to myself only?? sh time back that long life was no advi tage, sinco so many of our days i spoiled by divers vexations, and tl it would be better to have a shorl existence, composed exclusively happy and cloudless days; then, if bo rh your power to do it, good gen: suppress from my life in future days of affliction, or even of anne ance, and let me live only duri those which are exempt from trouh Do that and you will have largely 1 paid me the service I have done you On hearing these words an enigma cal smilo overspread the face of t genie. "Have you well weighed your i quest ?" "Yes," replied Ali. "Let it be according to your d sire." Instantly, as it seemed to the Vizie his fantastic interlocutor seized hi by tho middle of the body and rose the air with him to a height so gide as presently caused him to lose 1 senses. When ho returned to co soiousness he found himself in h house in Bagdad, in bed. His boc wa3 straightened out and so rigid thi he found himself unable to make th least movement. His eye3 were closed. Nevcrthele he saw all that was passing about hie and heard all that was being said. Tl room was full of people. Hfs wiff his children, his servants were there all lamented him, and deplored tl loss of so good a husband, so good father, so good a master, a friend ? faithful and devoted. "What is the meaning of all this?' thought Ali. "Am I dead, then?" "Yes," said a voice. The genie stood at the foot of th Vizier's bsd, visible only to him, reac ing his thoughts. "Perfidious spirits!" thought Ali "is this the way you redeem you promise?" "Do not accuse me," replied th genie, but lay the blame to your OWJ stupidity alono. Why did you ask o me what was impossible ? Two fairic have been entrusted with the task o spinning the destinies of men. Be fore one, at the beginning of things was placed a heap of white wool, fron which she spun fortunate days; be fore tho other was placed a heap o black wool, from which Bhe spun th< days that wero to be unfortunate. "Now, ono night, while they were sleeping, Satan came by and amusec himself by mixing together the twe hea^s of wool, and so thoroughly en tangled tho whole that the fairies, or awaking, found it impossible to separ ate tho black from the white wooli aadf from that time, the days spun tn them are of mixed color-made up o: contentments and affliction. Rscal tho days you have passed ; is there one of them on which you have no! experienced some satisfaction, small as it may havo been? "In asking mc to take from youl days to come all those on which some discomfort may reach you, you have, iu fact, asked me to suppress the whole, aud you have immediately ar rived at thc day of deliverance-and death. 1 am sorry to have had to teach you this lesson, but you hr ve drawn it down upon yourself." . "Unfortunately, it can now be of no use to me, since I am dead," said Ali. The genie smiled. "I am good natured," he replied. "If you like I will imagine that you have said nothing, carry you back to the spot whence I brought you and nothing in your life shall be changed. What do yon say?" "I could wish for nothing better," replied the Vizier. The gonie stretched his hands toward him. Everything melted from his sight and, for the second time, he became unconscious. When he recovered the use of his senses he found himself at the foot of the wall under the shade of tho palm tree where he had fallen asleep. Bisiug to his feet he asked himself whathcr this adventure had really hap pened to him or whether he had simply dreamed it; then, thought fully, he made his way back home. While he slept the sun had declined, so that his walk was no longer ren dered unpleasant. On reaching his house, Ali learned that his sou, .Nourredin, had been made so ill by his overnight's excesses that ho had vowed never, thenceforth, to drink anything but water. He also learned that the young man whom his daughter had so frequently met on her way to and from the bath was the son of one of tho richest and most important personages in Bagdad, and asked for the hand of Amino in marriage. Furthermore, he received a mes sage from the Calif Amgiad, the Sovereign, admitting that, on reflec tion, the conduct of Ali in the matter of the sedition had appeared to him to have been both prudent and firm ; and conveying tho assurance that ho might consider himself to be more in favor than over. The wife of the Vizier having paid a visit to tho wife of the Governor of tho palace and seen, with her own eyes, that the last new dress of that lady was au utter failure, was now in a delightfully amiable temper. Fin ally, tho cook had determined to make up iu a striking manner for his short comings of tho morning, and served ! up un exquisite ropast. So ended, in tho happiest war in i the world, a day b^gun so adversely; j a: d the Vizier, on retiriug to bed, confessed within himself that th genie, real or imaginary, had give him some sage advice.-Strand Maga zine. Oranges Both Food and Mcdlcinp. J To a thoughtful observer the tim* has long since passed when orang were a luxury to be indulged in no and then and not an essential articll of diet. That this luscious fruit if not more generally considered as of the necessary household supplies* we think, in great measure owing l?Ji mistaken idea ns to its cost and keep? ing qualities. Families who. are ac'' customed to buying their apples and potatoes by the barrel, their peaches, pears and tomatoes by tho bushel, ?.nd other household supplies in propor tionate quantities, are satisfied tq/pro cure oranges by the dozen. / No polioy could be moro fallacious, and the plan is doubtless so generally adopted withont a second/ thought, since no household Bupply ?B sold so proportionately high in/fi retail wiy. With potatoes or appl?iat a dollar per bushel the customer, may usually pro cure a peok for twenty-five cents, bnt not so with the golden products of the Florida orangey groves. Oranges are generally sold at retail ai an advance of from oncy^o two hundred per cent, on the prico at which they are obtain-' able by the box, The regulation box contain/ 112, 12?, 150, 176, 200, 250 and 3;00 oranges, the quality being, of cou??e, according to tho size of ther fruit. The cost in this market will generally run from. $1.50 to $2.50 per box. Take the average Of $2 and tho* Cost by the box for 200 size would be twelve cents per dozen ; the usual re-, tail price is from twenty-five to thirty cents ; at the same price the 176 sizo would cost by the box 13$ cents per dozen, and ure retailed at thirty to forty cents, while for the 150 size, costing by the box sixteen cents per. dozen, the consumer is generally re quired to pay fifty cents. Oranges retailed at lower prices are generally Lrost-bitten or culls and inferior fruit. Is there any other item of house hold supplies for which the consumer is willing to pay so large an advance when bought at retail? The solution of the problem is not hard to find. Oranges decay in the hands of dealers when tightly boxed, and consumers are told they will not keep. Under similar conditions other fruits would decay still more rapidly. It should be remembered that the orange is accus tomed to au abundant supply of air and sunshine, and as soon as received oranges should be unpacked, the wrappers removed and the fruit spread on the floor in a dry plaoe with mod erate temperature, or otherwise ex posed to the air. With such proper care tho los3 from decay will be but trifling as compared with the differ? ance in coat between buying by the box and by tho dozen, to say nothing of the vital importance of a liberal use of this fruit as an article of diet. Physicians aro unanimous in the opinion that a dozen oranges should bs eaten where ono is now used, but the question of expense alone has hitherto prevented this advice frdm being generally acted upon, If con1 Burners generally would buy oranges by tho box, this question would be solved, though wo doubt if either phy* sicians or druggists would be bene fited by the solution.-New York Shipping and Commercial List. Chinese Prisoners Describing a visit to a prison in Canton, Florence O'Driscoll, AL P^ says in the Century J I had hardly finished my investiga tion of this weird and morbidly fas cinating picture when I heard a tre1 mendous clanking of chains over the stone paving, Three men W?re com ing along, and another walked about twenty yards behind. All wore hobble-chains, and, in addition, each carried a large block of granite in his hands that must have weigh?d at least fifty pounds. As they drew closer, I saw that these stone blocks had holes in the centre and that through them ian long chains. Each chain was rov9 through another fastened around the man's waist, and running free, was carried Up arid welded around his neck; The four men had hardly sat down when another, similarly fettered, appeared, coming clown th? long courtyard. He joined themj and they sat ia a row; I had not seen these fellows when walkin:; through th? prison. They presented the usual semi-ragged, un shaven, unwashed, hungry, and wholly rapacious appearance. Some looked defiant, others broken-spiritod ; one looked a coward and u sneak, and I said in my own mind that he was the worst scoundrel of all. Still no magistrate appeared, and I had leisure to examine the surround ings. The materials for a turbulent scene were present : first, the prison ers; and, second, certain instruments of a coercive nature. There were four or five wooden col lars stacked like slates against a wall. A narrow ring at the edge of the neflk hole was worn bright and shiny. It ended abruptly in a ridge of black dirt, which edged off outwardly, and faded into the dull, dusty roughness of the main surface. A few knotted scourges hung from a nail close by, and also a piece of heavy leather like a boot-sole. The guide told, mo that this was for beating the prisoners across the mouth when they cried ont too much during examination. Tills is a Snake Story. In the month of July some four or five years ago I was out shooting flori can with a friend of mine in Guzerat. We had had fairly good luok, and as we were making our way to the rail way station to catch the early train back to Ahmedabad I noticed my friend, who- was shooting in line on my left, suddenly point his gun at something on the ground and fire, and on asking what it was he said it was a large black cobra, and that he had shot it in two pieces, the head portion disappearing down a hole. As wo were in a hurry to catch the train we went on, but very soon heard one of the beaters calling out, and looking back saw him running toward ns with the head portion of the snake follow ing him with the hood expanded. It appeared that he had remained be hind trying to dig out the cobra, and the result was that it came out of the hole and went for him. Of course the snake could not get much pace on und was quickly killed.-Journal of. the Bombay Natural History Society. A Hint About Wall Paper. If one has many paintings or water colors, or much bright colored bric-a brac, a wall paper of a delicate shade of gray in a solid color will be found to be a charming backgronnd for showing .off one's possessions.. Otherwise it is rather cold in appear ance, but properly lighted np by its Euronndings it scarcely could be - im proved upon for the purpose, - St. Louis Star-Snyings, . J 1 A WOMAN'S NEBYEE?, THE BT 0 UV O F A WOMA? YO WHOM NOISE WAS TORTURE. .Prostrated br the Loaat Excitement Phviiclans flu fia cd By Her Guee. (From the Gate City, Keokuk, Iowa.") Mr?. Helen Meyers, whose borne ls at 3515 Vernon avenue, Chicago, and whose visit to Keokuk, Ia., will long be remembered, was at one time afflicted with a nervous malady which at limes drove her nearly to distrac tion. "Those terrible headaches are a thing ot the past," she .saul the other day to a Odie'City representative, "and thore ls quite a story In connection with it too. ''My nervous system sustained a great shock some flfteeu yera asro, brought on, I believe, through too much worrying over family matters, and then allowing my love for my books to get the better of my discretion where my health was concerned. Why, Whenever my affairs nt home did not go along just ns I eXpectoJ, I would Invariably become prostrated from the excitement and I would consider mys.*lf fortunate indeed lt the effects of the attack would not remain for a Week. ? was obliged to give up our pleasant homo not far iron the Like shore drive, because I could not stand the noise In that locality. ? could And no placo in tho city which t deemed suitable to ono whose nervous system was always on tho point of explosion^ To add to my misfortunes my complexion underwent n chnngo nnd I lookorl so yellow and Ballow thnt I was ashamed to venture from tbe honao at all. 11 'Madam/ said my doctor to mesoonafter ab unusually severe attack of the malady, "unless you leavo thu city and seek some ?lnco of quiet, you will nevar recover.' So conclu.iud I would visit my uncle, who lives Ul Dallas County, Iowa, and whose farm would surely be a good place for one in my pitiable condition. >1 picked np the Gate City one day and happened to come aoross an interesting recital of tho recovery of some woman in New York Stale who was afflicted as I had been. This woman had been cured by Dr. Williams' Fink Pills for Palo People. I thought thnt If Pink Pills cared that woman they might do the tame for me. I began to take the pills according to direc tions nnd I began to feel bettor from the start. After I had taken several boxes of them I was ready to go back lo Chicago. My nervousness was gono and my complexion was as fresh os that of any slxteen-yenr-old girl In Iowa, and Pink Pills is what put the color In my cheeks. No wonder I am in such high spirits and feel like a prize lighter. And no wonuer I like to como to Keokuk for If it bad not been for Pink Pills bought from a Keokuk firm I would not have been alive now," laughingly concluded the lady. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain all the elements necessary to give new life and rich ness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. They are for salo by all druggists, or may be bad by mail from Dr. Williams Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y., foi 60 cents per box, or six boxes for $2.50. PROTECTING JEWELERS. An Institution That Isa Terror To Thieves. It is natural to suppose that thoso whoso business leads them to carry about a great deal of valuable prop erty all tho time will become shining marks for professional thieves and all that class who aim to live on Y/hafc bel Dugs t o other people. A mong all the traveling men it would seem that none would be more liable to the assaults of tho light-fingered profession than those who represent, business houses that deal in jewelry and precious stones. Strange to say, however, these gentlemen are rather less than more liable to bo molested on tile road than ally other ?et of persons who are Worth waylaying. In the year 187S' the practice of robbing salesmen travelling for wholesale jewelers and diamond mer chants became So common that it \vas determined to organizo ah assoc iation for tho pursuit und punish ment of this class of thieves, and With that object in View the Jewel ers' Protective Union was formed. It is not a money-making scheme, but it is intended for the protection bf its members. The method of this institution is as follows: Any business hoUse in the jewelry trade may bocorrie a member upon the payment of certain fees. If any Salesman engaged in selling tho goods of any member of the union is rob bed while traveling the central office of the union is notified; Detectives ftre at once put Upon tile1 tracks of the thieves, and it is art unalterable rule that they must not relax their efforts until the wrongdoer lias been arrested, tried, convicted ?nd sent to prison. Sometimes it takes years tb apprehend the persons sought for, but that makes no difference, for tho guilty inustbo punished andan example must be made of every man who has the temerity to at tempt any crime.against any person whom this Union has guaranteed to protect. Here are a few sample cases : A year ago last fall W. (i. Pollock was robbed of about $18,000 worth of diamonds in the State of Iowa by a fellow named Shurtcliffe. It took just about a year to bring Shurt cliffe to book, but the union's detect ives never wavered for an instant until they saw the doors of the pen itentiary at Fort Madison shut him in to servo a term of seventeen years. "When ?hurtcliffe regains his liberty, even If ho decides to re sume tho business that has brought him to disaster, it is not likely that he will ever care to ply his trade n gain to tho disadvantage of anybody who cleals in precious stonei. Last March, in Dayton, Ohio, Fritzle Dhein began to servo a term of four and a half years for stealing $14,000 worth of jewelry belonging to a firm in Cincinnati. The ngents of tho union succeeded in recovering all the stolen goods and in securing the conviction of the culprit, not withstanding that on his first trial the jury disagreed, after which he was let out on bail and fled to Eur ope to escape another trial. He was brought back to Ohio and tried again with the result above stated. A year and a half was spent disposing of tho case of Fritzio Dhein. The last, matter of this kind that the union had to do with was an affair that occurred in Springfield, Mass., last February, when Daniel F. Cote succeeded in getting away with jewelry to the amount of about $15,000. His conviction followed in May, and ho will be in a safo place for the next four years. All but about $2,000 worth of what was stolen was recovered and returned to the owner. As this article is being written thc books of tho union are clear, and the manager said that ho would not be surprised if he did not have another case to handlo for a long time, per haps two or throe years, for thc work of tho union has become so well known to professional thieves that they hesitate a long timo be fore they venture to defy it. The association has become a veritable terror to robbers and has almost ex tinguished the class of crime.with which it has to clo.-[New York Ad vertiser. When tho Americans won signal victories at sea in the war of 1S12, the London Times said that, a new power had made its appearance on thc ocean. The capture of Port Arthur shows that a new military and naval power has established its pince among tho nations .Japan will ?ierraflor hnvu lo bo reckoned willi in all questions affecting Asia, and will have an influential voico in tho general affairs of civilization. Girls Who Attract Men. The girls who attract the best men are almost always a source of surprise to their feminine friends, who are often lost in wonder as to why so many more patent charms should have been pars ed ever in such sections. It is the lit tle mouse of a woman, the shrinking, shy creature left in the background by her bolder sisters, we constantly see brought to the front by the man who has won her love. And men pre fer them to any such coquettish invi tation as that extended by Mrs. Bond of the nursery rhyme to her ducks, when decoying thom to come and be killed, the uncertainty hanging around a being to whom they have to tile? Every man's ideal of a wife-I mean the normal, honest citizen of our re public, who looks forward to making of himself and his line, stones to sup port itB bulwark-is a girl who may be pretty, who might be brilliant) but who must-be good; He also recog nizes instinctively that her grace should not be too costly to wear every day. That she shall bo cheerful of temper, inclined to take short views of human infirmity, and Bound of health, he is apt gravely to consider, within himself as essential. If all those who, before marrying, omitted to think about those things had done so, it is possible we should hear less today of the incompatibility of man and woman.-Ladies' Movie Journal. A New Pictiir?. Avery ignorant and wealthy woman, who was fond of talking about her "art gallery," ono day met, at the house of an acquaintance, a lady who had not called on her, although - they lived in the same town. "Come to see me, do .'"said Mrs. B-, the patron of art, as the other lady was taking her leave. "Thank you very much," was the non-committal reply. "We've got a new picture,too. That ought to tempt you to come, if I can't." "I should be very glad, indeed, to see it." "Such a lovely picture I Some times it seems to me I could look at it all day long." "What is the subject of your pict ure, Mrs. B.-?" inquired the hos tess. "Jupiter and Ten," remarked she, with assurance. Then some one remembered that the name, "Jupiter and Io," was at tached to the picture.-Montreal Me tropolitan. His Manner of Worklug. "YOB, I've been working like a dog latoly," grumbled S wiggles, leaning back in his chair at the club-house. 'Like a setter dog ?" asked the other fellow. Without shifting his position, Swig glea lazily pushed the button of the electric bell and ordered four large beers.-Chicago Tribune. Tragic. I've a secret to impart, Sweet Murie, Though I fear 'twill break your heart, Sweet Ma For the hired girl's 1 And has married her And you'll have to c Sweet Mt ?^-Indiai Took tl "? told him he J father always had at 10 o'clock. '? ''What did'he BB "He said he w?__ . vavv-to coine bef?te that time.1'-Exchange. Split tile Centriry in Titree farts, Arfd about oh" and a tblrd of tho la't of these represents the term of popularity of Hostet tor's Stomach Bitters: the most highly sanc tioned and widely. known remedy in ex 1.-tehee for dyspeb-la. lack of stamina, liver complain', constipation, nervousness; in cipient rheumatsm and inactivity of the kidneys. Neither spurious imitation or Un derhand competition has affected the salo of this genuine remody; Which dd yoii prefer; paternalism or infer nalism? _ . Tile Most Pleasant Way Of preventing the grippe, col ls, headache? and fevers ls to uso tho liquid laxativo remedy. Syrup of Figs, whenever thc ey-tcm needs a gentle, yet effectivecleansing. Tobo b^ncfl'ed one must get the true remedy manufacturo 1 by the California Fig Syrup Co. only. For sale by all druggist* In 50c. and $1 bottles. Falsehood always avails itself of lustle and hurry._ Dr. Kilmer's SWAMP-ROOT cure? all Kidney and liladder troubles. Pamphlet and Consultation free. Laboratory Binghamton, N. V. Suspicion is always a just ground for In quiry. _ Catarrh Cannot Bc Cared With local applications, as they cannot reach tho seat of tho disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and In oider to cure it you must take Internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is takenJnternally, and acts di rectly on tho blood and mucous surfuce. Hall's Catarrh Curo is not aquack medicine, lt was prescribed by ono of the best physicians in this country for years, p.nd la a regular prescription. It ls composed of tho best tonics known, com bined, with tho best blood purifiers, acting di rectly on tho mucous surfaces. The perfect combination of tho two ingredients is what produces such wonderful results in curing ca tarrh. Send for testimonials free. F. J. Cu ENKV & Co., Props., Toledo, 0. Sold by druggists, price 75c The manngementof the A. A Wi P. B. B .al ways alive to the comfort and convenli nc i of its pntrms, w ll put OM an extra sl-ep'ng cir between Atlanta and New Orleans durln r the period of the Mardi-Gra* feslivin'e- at the latter point. Di gram* arc now ready at the ofllcoof Mr. Geo. W. Allen. T. P. A., No. 12 Kimball Honsi*. and those desiring to make this tr'p wi'l do well to call on him some days in advance to secure sleeping car accommo dations. GEO- W. ALLES. T. P. A., Atlanta, fia. Jxo. A. WEE, Gen. Poss. Ag t., Atlanta, Ga. A Ciloomy Outlook is that of the dysp' ptir, but his fa"e will bright. n when he knows that lillians Tabules I cure that te- ri I le disorder and will make him | a cheerful and happy man. I beliovcPiso's Cure for Consumption Ravel my I oy's lifo la-1 summer.-M ns. ALLIE DOU GLASS. h.-Boy. Mich., Oct. ?M. 'M. Mr-?. Window's Soothing Syrup for children teething, ?oftons t lie gums, redu :e* Inflamma tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25.-. a bottle Karl's Clover Ito it, the great b'ool purifier, gives freshness anil clearness to the complex ion and cures constipation, 98 cts., 53 cts., $1. If afflicted willi sore oyo* use Dr. Isaac Thomp son's Eye-water.Drnggists sell at 25.i per bottle. of Cod-liver Oil, with Hypo]: is a constructive food that i creates solid flesh, stops wastii for all like Consumption,'Scrofula, Ans?m Colds, Sore Throat, Bronchitis, General Debility. Scott's Em Nourishment for Babies Buy only the genuine put u Sendfor famplet on Seo Scott & Bowne, N. Y. All D Highest of all in Leavening Po* ABAOWi A Moving Mountain. It lias been known for matty years that an enormous mass of rock on the Cascades of the Columbia F.iver in Oregon, large enough to Le dignified with the name of mountain, is ?lowly changing position. We translate the following description of the phenome non from Cosmos, Paris. .''It oonsi?ts of a ridge of brown basalt with three summits, iO to 12 kilometers long and riaing about 600 itteters above the level of tho river. The idea that this miss is in movement is certainly the last that would occur tb the traveler pass ing it, and nevertheless nothing is more certain j the whole mass is being displaced slowly; b?t without paitse, descending toward the river and show ing ?n intention of damming it come day or other; and so of fot hiing a great lake extending frond the Cascades to the Dalles. In this movement of trans lation and descent it has already sub merged part of the forests that line its | base ; the engineers of the railway that skirts the mass have proved that the line is continually pushed toward the river and that in several years it has been moved two and one-half to three meters. Geologists attribute the phenomenon to tho fact that the basalt that forms the nucleus of the mass rests on soft strata through which water constantly percolates, thus snapping the mountain under its base. They think, also, that these strata, evon without the aid of water, would probably give away little by litt1 o, beneath tho mass with which they are loaded." Platinum and Gold. Popular opinion concerning the great value of platinum is largely at fault, says an exchange. One frequently hears the statement that platinum is more valuable than gold. Nothing could bo further from the truth. Pure platinum is worth about $8 an ounce. In recent years it has been as low as $6 au ounce. Once, owing to a specula tive corner, it reached the top figure, SI 7, but it soon fell back to normal. Puro gold the world*over has a never varying value of $20.67 an ounce. About three tons of platinum are an nually consumed in this country in the manufacture of incandescent electric lamps and for similar purposes. At least another ton is used ia the manu facture of artificial teeth. Her Idea of Wealth. "My idea of great wealth," said the observing girl, "is having money enough to buy candy by the box in ntpftd nf Viv the bagful. .T. * r ti .. ?V?tcs,' *\i-.;---ir!r'tj': i.?-.r.?d ihres .. r :v -rv;*. .*.:.-.. 1 iuds; ! ... ...! ?.-:?.> - a .. ii?e un-, ?usk i te ?-?:.;Y-. IfT i . .-il.. ? ; fl??nt~5>8j?- bill and say: 'I guesser; ycTifmay-do me up a three-pound box of your 80-cent candy.' "-Chicago Record., - _ Toy Trouble. "Wooden head I" said the rubber doll, spitefully. "Bubber neckl" retorted the toy camel, and the papier-mache Santa Claus had to rap for order.-India napolis Journal. The Greatest iied I cal Discovery of the Age. KENNEDY'S Medical Discovery. DONALD KENNEDY, ol ROXSURY, MASS, Got this Letter day before yesterday. Penn Yan, N. T., Nov. 28,1894. Your Discovery has done so much fot me I am only too glad io tell everybody about my case. When I began taking it, one year ago last July, J had DYSPEPSIA in its worst form. I leas constipated, so much so as to alica?* use injections, and 1 had a constant PAIN in my STOMACH and LEFT SIDE. My knees icere stiff, and I could not sit down on a stool or get down to fix anything on the floor. But noto I can sit, or get down on my knees, or do anything in my garden. I feel like a new person. You must know I was discouraged, as 1 have lost two sisters and an older brother with STOMACH TROUBLE. But I truly believe if they had known of your remedies they would be well, as I am. You can fix up my letter to suit yourself, only do publish it, that women may kvow what the Discovery has done for me. Yours truly, Mrs. MARY C. AYRES. Send a postal card for Ur. Kenned j's Book. AMO SCHOOL OF SHORTHAND The Beit And Cheapest Business Collei? in Amerioa. Four Penmen. Time short. Catalogne fro?. Addreu Sullivan oV Crichton, Pryor St., ATLAITTA. OA. Grapes an< Largest yields and finest qualil use of complete fertilizers containi Not Less than io We will gladly send you our p They are" sent free. It will cost you noth dollar*. GE RA?AN ? emulsion tmmm??Bkmm??kmkmkmkw mosphites of Lime and Soda, nourishes, enriches the blood, lg and gives strength. It is Diseases ia, Marasmus; or for Goughs and Weak Lungs, Loss of Flesh and ulsion hos no equal as and Growing Children, p in salmon-colored wrapper, (t's Emulsion. FREE. rugglata. 60 oe nts and Sf. rer.-Latest U. S. GoVt Report Baking .Powder .Em pms, State Aid for Electric Railways; A project for erecting a perfect n?k fork of electric railroads over the etato )f Ohio is being agitated by Martin Dodge, of Cleveland) ?]., late presi lent of the Ohio road commission; Sis plan is for the state ?nd the coun ties to join hands and construct electric roads between all the county seats iii :he state, and then to leaso such line? io primate parties to operate His plad is to divide the expenses of construc tion between the state ?nd the counties: tt is estimated that about 4-, OOO miles }f road would thus gridiron the state; .Th i ch would cost about $20,000,000. P?CTCBE8 drawn hy insurance .writerf ind speakers are generally only cari satnrep, bearing no semblance tb the faots in the case. . A Gentle Corrective is what you need when joni liver becomes inactive. It's what yon get when you take Pr. Pierre's Pleasant Pellets; they're frc? from the violence and the griping that come with the ordinary pill. The best medical I authorities agree that in regulating the bowels mild methods are pref erable. For ?every de rangement of the liver, stomach and bowels, these tiny, sugar costed, pills are most effective, They go about tfieir wore m an easy and natural way, and their good lasts. Once used, they arc always ia fa vor. Being composed of thc choicest concen trated vegetable ex tracts, tliey cost much more than other pills found in the .market, yet from forty to forty four are put up in each sealed glass vial, as sold through druggists, at the price of the cheaper made pills. " Pleasant Pellets " cure biliousness, sick and bilious headache, dizziness, costive-, ness, or .constipation, sour stomach, loss of appetite, coated tongue, indigestion, or dys pepsia, windy belchings, "heart-burn," pain and distress after eating, and kindred derangements of the liver, stomach and - bowels. Put up in sealed glass vials, there fore always' fresh and reliable. Whether, as a laxative, or in larger doses, as a gently acting but searching cathartic, these little " Pellets " are unequaled. As a " dinner pill," to promote digestion, take one each day after dinner. To relieve the distress arising from over-eating, noth ing equals one of these little "Pellets.*' They are tiny, sugar-coated, anti-bilious granules. Any child readily takes them. Accept no substitute that may be recom mended to be "just-as good." It may be \ better for the dealer, because of paying him a better profit, but ?ie is not the one who needs help. A free sample (4 to 7 doses) on trial, is mailed to any address, post-paid, on receipt of name and address on postal card. Address WORLD'S DISPENSARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, Buffalo, NT. Y. Mi . mci! in tnr of their prcpa??OT*. Their dsUdnni BREAKFAST COCOA I? abnlatthr pare and toiuble, and cont less than ere cent c exp. SOLD BY OROCEn3 EVERYWHERE. WALTER BAKER & CO. DORCHESTER, MA88? 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