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V -c-- 'gS!Kyy',V'i,v? -MKWC-: -WV T' ,T- T m . i v. 6 I If l tfSa! 7C 1 11 II 0 BY BARRY PUS. A SSKSlOJSOSl'Sk' "What was the matter with yon the other day?" I asked. "What day?" he said snappishly. "Xesterday, I think. You were going down Bond street in a hansom. Yon were without a hat. Your face was dusty and your nose was bleeding. Your collar was" "Stop!" he said. "I'll tell you about it. Are you a fool?" V "No," I replied. "You're fairly clever?' "Certainly. In fact, that understates it." "Then it will be a warning to you. It was cleverness brought nie to the condi tion in which you saw me. I've been get ting cleverer and cleverer of late. Mind, iSe signed off now. I'm going to be as big a fool as other people in future, but" "Do get on with the stoty."- "I say that it was a dirty trick of Jen nings to run away like that. And those silly book's about Theodore Hook and other practical jokers ought to be stop ped, and" "You're too incoherent. Begin at the beginning." "That's what 1 w as doing, more pr less. If 1 hadn't read that stuff about the man betting that he'd make the utter stranger invite him to dinner and winning it. I could have kept quiet, but after that I kept on having clever ideas. Mind, my idea about the ticket inspector wasn't bad, though that wnsn't what" "Tell mo about the ticket inspector first." "Oh. that was at Baker street. 1 saw there was an inspector on the hunt, nnd, having a Crst class ticket, I got into a second class, carriage. "My idea was to tell him that I hadn't got u second class ticket, but was quite willing to change iu to the third. Then he'd say that I could not do'that and should have to pay the excess, the difference between second and third. Then I should haie replied that I wouldn't pny and that I would change. Then when he tried to stop me 'from get ting out I should have shown him my first class ticket. See?" "Yes." "Can't you imagine what a silly goat that inspector would have looked? Well, he came to my carriage, and he said, 'Tickets, please.' I began, 'I haven't got a second class ticket, but' Then he in terrupted me. He said 'Show your tick et, please," speaking quite civilly, as if ho were being patient nith n child that couldn't understand. Then I had to show it. and he didn't seem surprised or amus ed or pained. He said, 'Thank you,' and went on. Other people in the carriage smiled a good deal, and I rather fancy they were smiling at me. These things den't work out the way you have planned them beforehand. That was what was wrong with the signaling in the park." "What was that?" "That was what brought nie 'Jo the condition in which you saw me yester day. I had seen the soldiers signaling in the park. They fool about with flags and notebooks, and crowds come round and get frightfully inteicstrd. Well, nSy Idea was to do -oiue bogus signaling that didn't mean auj thing arid take in the crowd. I meaut to write to the papers about it nftemnrd, so that the crowd would 'know they'd been fooled and get mad with themselves. That's the last thing, by the way, I ever do with Jen nings. I told him about it, and he was a good deal amnscd and said he'd join in it. We put on blue serge suits and yachting caps, so that we looked official, with a dash of the navy about it. We had no flags, because we thought it would be more fun to signal with our arms and legs, hut wo both carried thundering big notebooks. We took up our position in the park about 50 yards apart and took care to be ' near a path where plenty of people would be passing. Jennings signaled first. He stood on his "left leg and worked an im aginary bicycle with his right. Then hi rapped his knees together sharply twice and finished by striking his chest with both hands alternately very quickly. I thought I should have died of laughing, but I controlled myself and pretended to take down the meaning of all the signals in my notebook. "Then it was my turn to signal. I did a windmill action with my right arm and bell pulling with my left. Then I covered my left eye with one hand and stamped with my right foot. I threw in a few more eccentric movements, and of course Jennings pretended to record them. By this time each of us had a little crowd around him. At his end it was almost nil ntiilrlron nnrl nnrspmnidR. butlflt mine there were a good many ablebodied park 1 loafers. Jennings always has all the luck, as you'll see. "Well, it was a regular bean feast and went beautifully. When the crowd asked me questions. I told them not to talk, as it interrupted the signaling, but after a if few minutes a big. "interfering kind of man came up. He was very quarrelsome . and partially intoxicated, but I fancy that he knew something about signaling. He had not watched us for half a minute before he said no wcie uot signaling at all and that the whole thing was a plant. I began to feel a little nervous. Then he snatched my notebook and of course saw that there were no genuine entries in it. I moved away, and that crowd, which seemed much annoyed, moved after me. Jennings, seeing there was trouble on, bolted at once in the most cowardly way instead of coming to help me, and as he had only nursemaids at his end he was all right." "But you were uot?" "The police got me out of the park in the end and put me into the hansom in which you saw me. I can't understand why the crowd lost its temper over a harmless little joke like that, but It did. Anyhow, I've done with these smart tricks now. In future you'll kindly re member that I'm just as big a fool as anybody else." I promised not to forget it. Black and White. BrlcZa From BlllvllI. Our first bale of cotton was market ed yesterday. We got $10 or 30 days for It Several of our boys who have been mustered out of the war have returned home to eat up their pensions. Very few have enlisted for the Philip pines. In fact. It's hot enough in the Georgia pines for us. The Lord will provide. Cotton has been largely killed out, and wo won't have to sell It for 5 cents. We're out for councilman from the First ward: but if we miss It there we'll cross over and run In the Second. Politics Is quiet. Almost the only peo ple running are those who have the sheriff behind them. Atlanta Constitu tion. Outclassed. "You must remember," said the proud Yankee girl, "that I am a Daughter of the Revolution." "Pooh!" exclaimed the beautiful, dark eyed woman from Central Amer ica, "I am a Daughter of Six Revolu tions." Chicago Times-Herald. . ALLEN'S SURE CURE . For Rheumatism and Neuralgia. This remedy is a most eilicient blood purifier and will leavo the vstein in splendid condition. M-t oast?s will be cured by oiIp bottle, but stubborn chronic eases may require from three to six. bottles. & SOc r -Manufactuicd by- The Allen-Clark Drug Co. 3 195 S. Howard st , corner $. Finest Trimmed Millinery For Fall and Winter Wear AT VERY LOWEST PRICES A complete line of Corsest I30 South andiaers Full lino of Chandeliers for G:.s and Electric Lmbt. Porta- f bles, .Brackets, Globes. Shades "Wellsbach Lamp for Natural , and Artificial Gas Largest awl newest stock in the city. f Call and see before buying:. f i H. F. Gahlllf I 203 E. Market St. Tel. 195. Res. 74T. We have a. lot of Infants' Cloaks we are closing out at. less than half price while they last. We .received today the best 50c Corset sold in Akron. See them. Our line of Millinery va never so large and attrac tive as now. We are f.iiniii.ir with all the markets of the country. I J. A Fl MILITANT SABCCCG ACADEMY...... UAirlnniiri!) nines MmirlnT prnnlnf". 8 o'clock: Advance Glass Wednesday r eveningsTao ciock. x-rivuie instruc tions by appointment. Music fur nished for parties, etc. Hall can lie rented for dances, concerts, etc. Call at Academy between n and 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:: p.m. W. A. Barron, residence. No. 701 East Mill street. MMiMUlMlSimmtLM Clarke's Grocery AT 414 E. Market st. Good reasons for selling. For further infor mation inquire of Geo. Hoffman, No. 414 E. Market st. and at The Clarke Groeery Company 138 N. Howard UMWWWWWMWWrfA i First- I Class I I Grocery I IFor I I Sale... I S Known as g t A per ibo-fc-fcle f !fi Mill and Howard sts. SSM3 6 and Gloves K, M&w-ae-di S-fc. MIX A CIVIL ENGINEER By Edith Hastings When Milton Flume attired in Boston, he was in a greatly discouraged Mate of mind. Educated u .1 chil engineer, he had worked at hN.iiiofe-sioii .i.-Miliiously and achieved Mime proiiiiucucc. He had been iheeied in his effuita liy the hope of attaining a sutlicient compe tence to warrant him in asking Colonel Hogers for '"his eye1;," otherwise known as his daughter. Millicent. They had met at the bouse of a mutual friend, and Mil ton was at once captured liy her many piacos of mind ami heait ami mioii found that if papa would consent .she would uot say him uay. Papa seemed to he, however, an insur mountable obstacle. lie had been piema turely retired from the army on account of failing vision aril was well known in "army circles" at Washington, chiefly on account of his irascibility of temper and his intolerance of people outside the ar my. In justice to the colonel it must be said that he never visited his ill temper upon Miltie, who was as sweet tempeied as she was beautiful that is, not until he discovered that the attentions of Milton Hume were becomiug significant. Millie was at once court maitialed and summa rily convicted of having deliberately en couraged the attentions of a good for nothing civilian, a me'e nobody, of whom ao one had ever heaid. "Why," said the irate colonel in summing up. "1 have seen him actually woibing among common la borers, and in his shirt sleeTt-3 at that." Millie was t-entenced to imprisonment within the paternal abode and warned not to communicate with her lony on pain of beiug disowned. Milton was the recipient of a-curt note tiom the colonel forbidding him to call or write, aud. on meeting that wrathful gentleman the next day. was informed that an attempt to do so would be met with "personal chastisement with a cine, sah." The thre.it did nofal.inn Milton, but the colonel was Millie's father, and the only thing p.i-sible to do was to wait and hope fot the clouds to lift. Instead of" lifting they became blacker than ever. Milton became involved Dnau chilly by crooked dealings of his partner, aud instead of nearing the desired com petency found biniM'lf heavily in debt. Sacrificing eeiything material that lie possessed he shook the dust of Washing ton from bis feet anil went to Boston, wheie he had hope of employment, but not before a stolen interview with Millie was engineered. Eternal vows of con stancy were exchanged and the usual quantity of tears shed, accompanied by 'uncomplimeutaty lemarks on the tickle jade. Fortune, on his part and cheering words on hers. "Something tells me." said Millie, "that everything will come out all tight, aud this new depatture of yours may make your fot time." But the fortune did not matt.-ii.iluc, the field was overciowded. and after sev eral weeks of unsuccessful effort he found himself nearly nt the end of his lesonrccs with no employment in pros pect. One morning as he started on his quest for n position he was clectiified by the nnuouncemeiit of "War with Spain!" His mitnl was in-tanlly made up. Hur rying to the i!eatet armory he enlisted as u private s-oldier in a volunteer regi ment. Showing much zeal aud aptitude, he was made a corporal and in that humble capacity marched bravely away. A hurried letter itpptised Millie of what liaiL happened, but did not add to Uer happiness, as the colonel informed her that a private soldier was all "that engineer fellow" wns good for, and she knew that in the colonel's mind a pri vate soldier wns irrevocably outside the social pale. She, howeter, had still some faith in the future and did not entirely despair. One. day in the wilds of Cuba Corporal Hume's regiment baited on the edge of an apparently impassable gorge. With his usual lack of foresight the command ing general had not sent any engineers with the advance, although the movement was au extremely important one. The men. exhausted by the heat and the long niareh, threw themselves on the ground, glad of a chance to rest. Not so the colonel, ne swore vociferously at the gorce. but. being neither Moses nor Joshua, it did uo good. The gorge was still there. This was Hume's opportunity. Wait ing for u break- in the colonel's incanta tions, be approached, aud, respectfully saluting, informed him that if he could have a detail of 20 meu he could bridge the chasm in an hour. "You can have the whole blasted regiment if you need it," was the reply. The bridge was quickly constructed, and the tegiment safely passed over, thanks to that engineer fellow, but in the battle of the following day he was se verely wounded. Long weeks of suffering succeeded, but one day as he was sitting in front of the Held hospital, weak, but convalescent, an orderly appeared aud asked the surgeon iu chaige if I.ieutPnant Hume was there. "No." said the surgeon, "this isn't the officer's ward. That's on the other side of the hill." "Beg pardon for coutradicting supe riors." said the orderly, "but read this," at the same time handing him a paper. It w.as a communication from Wash ington appointing Milton Hume a lieu tenant of engineeis for bravery on the Held and skill in emergency. Of his subsequent recmery. expert service wbete expeits were much ueeded. it is uot tiecessaiy to speak. Suthce it to say that scleral months later a tall young gentleman in the uniform of a cap tain of engineers walked up the steps f Colonel Roger's house with a very confident air. The welcome he received from Millie may be imagined, but the sin prise nnd consternation of the colonel cannot be expressed. That "that engineer fellow" could have become an "oliicer and a gentleman" was imt belief. It was contrary to all tra ditions of "Ahmy Success." Due investi gation at the club. bowoe; proved that Captain Hume's positiou was unassaila ble, to he concluded to make the best of tm situation. The colonel has even been heard to speak of the whilom "eugtneer fellow us "my son-in-law, Hume, of the engineers. ;ah " Bo.tou Post. 'Doing; Without the Dot. The suiii 1 letter "i" was formerly written without the dot. The dot was introduced iu the fourteenth century to distinguish "i" from "e" In hasty and indistinct writing. The letter "i" was originally used where the letter "j" is now employed. The distinction between "i" aud "j" was introduced by the Dutch printers at a compara tively recent date, and the "j" was dot ted because the "i," from which it was derived, was written with a dot. Hint For Wrltera. Dou't moisten your new pen between jour lips before you begin to write. Take your cheajj steal pen, clip it In the ink. then hold It in the (lame of a match for a few seconds, wipe it care fully, dip it into the ink agaiu, and you have a pen that will make glad the heart within jou. Try it one Nauvoo Rustler. Before and After. "My dear,", said Mrs. Hunewell.as she poured the coffee at breakfast the other mprning, "do you believe In the eternal fitness pf things?' "I ued to," "replied Hnnewell. "but that was before you began to make my shirts." Chicago News. An amateur editor has made a for tune by his pen. His father died of grief on reading one of his editorials and left him S150.000. Nauvoo Inde pendent. LOCAL MARKETS. WHEAT 69 CENTS. Retail Prices. Oct. 27, 3 p. m. Butter, creamery 30c, country 25c, lard 10c; eggs 23c 22c; chickens, 15c per lb. dressed, spring chicken 15c a lb. Corn, ear 25o pr bushel, shelled 48o; oats SOc; hay Go to 70c a hundred; straw 35o a hundred. Lettuce 12 to 15c per pound. Head lettuce 15c. Radishes, two bunches for 5c. Celery 10c a bunch. Tomatoes, home grown 20c a 2 qt. measure. Potatoes, 65c a bn. Home grown cabbajre, 5 to 12o head Wholesale Prices. Wheat 69c; oats 23c; corn, ear, 20c; corn, shelled, 37c; buy. $10:50 to $11 ; rye, 55c. Butter, creamery, 25c; country 15 to 20c; lard, 6 to6e; eggB. 19c; chickens, live 7 to 8c, dressed lie. Navy beans, $1.60; marroirfat beans $1.90. Potatoes 35 to 40c. Cured hides, No. 1, 9&TS'o. 2, 80. green,No. 1, 7c, No. 2 6Jrfc, cured call skins, No. 1, W, No. 2, 9Kc; green, No. 1, 9c; No. 2, 8c; tallow, No. 1, 4c ; sheep pelts, 40 to 65c ; lamb skins 45c, Pork, drebsed, 5,J to 6 live to 5c; beef, dressed, (ic to 8)c, live 6Jc; mutton, live. 4Jc to oc; dressed, 8c to 9c; spring lamb, 10c; pork, loins, 10c; veal, live 3 to 5c, dressed, 9 to 10c, Su3ir-cured ham, 10c to UMc shouaJer, G to 7c; California ham, a to 7c; bacon, 8 tds9c; dried beef, 15 to 18c; lard, simqn pure, 7 in tub; 7c in tierce"s. country kettle 6c: ptiro lard. 6n. Lumber. Hemlock bill stuff $18 per in Norway bill stuff $22 per m Yellow pine siding Novl $27 per m Yellow pine flooring No"M common $23 per m Yellow pine ceiling No. 1 $27 per m "White pine lath No. 1, $5.80 per m White pine lath No. 2 $5.40 per 1000 Clear red cedar shingles $3.50 per 1000. Clear hemlock shingles $2.75 per 10C0. Wanted. Oorrt, Oats & May In exchange for L-VJIVIBERI The Hankey Lumber Co. 1036 S. Main st., Akron, 0. iuui uurrui 1 Used in Millions of fiomes! ijfWt Best Coffee for the Money! .) . . . ... , M W;afc Try LION COFFEE and you will never use ? Accept HO substitute WfM 4CSaL any other. It is absolutely pure SZ J Insist on LION COFFEE, in 1 lb. pkgS. Mm. -jBk Coffee and nothing but Coftee. CW S These articles mailed FREE in MjmL 1 naatd Clock. Mann. Clock, ff J exchange for lion heads cut from I nMt 1 ydfe, fi ffiH front of i lb. LION COFFEE pkgs. M WMxK I JSllfe 2SK&" 3 dL mS Mailed Ires for S lion heads cutfrom Lion 7&F.e slw Si . VJJ I 'iSJr? 5 inches IHla H $h 7j Coffee wrappers and a nttamr Made rfi)fSl HJsMlji'iliEf 1 tPtt&JSpg) h'j Vft Mj) S (7 A n ivr 1 o: l"" a(i e ''"'9 Sent by express, prepaid, for SO lion heads and fp Br 5V m DaiSV IN eCK-Fin. AHmiaiii mmim ! B"i llIAn B a 2-cent stamp. hen ordering cither clock. x m WVL I QTRENlSTU PURITY ANIl PI HwllK H Please name 7onr nearest Express Office, if there fjfc. 3 SsktSrSS' Genuine Hard-Enatnel Q llCilw I BB; rUlil I i Mill ifcHHIH fl is no express office located in your town. 3 ."fiSSKj i Stylish Belt-Buckle. Box of Colored Crayons. Ladies Scissors. (W For 18 lion heads and n 2-cent stamp. The Illustration Is only two-thirds actual size. Color a delicate pink, with Jewelsetting and gold trimmings. Best enamel finish, stylish and durable. . The Lion's Bride." Mailed free for 12 lion heads cat from Lion Coffee wrappers and a 2-cent stamp. An unusuallv fine picture, from the brush of the noted"German artist, Gabriel Mt. It is founded on Chanilsso's poem, "The Lion's Bride." The story is interesting, and we send with each picture a hand some folder, containing copy of the poem and telling nil alxmt it. Size, 15x26 inches. A 1 Dorothy and Her Friends." A bright, cheery picture. For 8 lion heads end a 2c stamp. A Mght, cheery picture, represent-ingalittlegirlplay-ing with her chick ens and her rabbits. The predominating colors are rich reda and greens. Size, 14x23 Inches. Tor 10 lion heads anil ¢ stamp we will mall It tinned, ready for hanging. Every time you buy a pound package of LION COFFEE you have bought Don't overlook it ! You have bought a certain portion of some be selected by you from our new Premium Lists ! THE ABOVE ARE ONLY A shortly appear in this paper I You always know LION COFFEE by the wrapper. It is a sealed pack age, with the lion's head In front. It is absolutely pure if the package Is unbroken. LION COFFEE Is re asted the day It Iea cs the factory. fipfif.rlfiPyfftp LAST MAN OX EARTH. WHAT IS THE DREAD FATE THaI AWAITS THIS MORTAL? ninny Theories ns to the Mnmier ot Life un.l Death That Will Be the Portion of the taut Kellc of H11 nnuilty an It ort Uxists. Astronomers tell us that the day must come when the earth will, like the moon, wheel tuiough the heavens a dead and ban en hall ot iu a iw air less, waterless, lifeless. Bat loug. foug before that time man will be extiuet, will have disappeared so uttfily that not so much as the bleached skuletoa of a human beius will be viblble on all the millions ut wiuaie miles of" lue surface of this planet. Unless by tome hu;;e and universal cataclysm the whole race is swept at once into eternity it is but reasonable to suppose that mail, like any other race of animals, will disappear slowly and that eventually there will be but a single human being left some old, old man, gray headed aud bearded, and left to wander alone in a solitude that may be imagined, but not described. How will he die. this last relic of the teeming millions that otice trans formed the face of the globe and ruled undisputed masters of every other liv ing thing? There are many fates that may befall him. lie may go mad with the horror of loneliness and himself end his own miserable esistence. He may be eaten by the vast reptiles or giant insects which will then probably infest the solitudes. But his fate may be far weirder and more dreadful. Scientists say- that, as we burn the coal and timber wo are still so richly supplied with, wo let loose into the atmosphere au ever in creasing volume of carbonic acid gas. Much of this is taken up by plants, but not all. It must increase and eventually poison the breathable air, filling the valleys and mounting slowly to the hill tops, where the last remains of animal life 111 e striving for exist ence. The last man will climb higher and higher, but e eutually the suffocat ing invisible tlood win reach and drown him. Again, it is .said that the earth as it gets older is cracking like dry mud. These cracks will increase until nt last they will let the waters of the oceans and livers sink into the fiery center of the globe. Then will occur an explo sion so terrible ns tuny startle the in habitants of neighboring worlds. Tho last man In this case will probably bo some arctic explorer or Eskimo whom the vast plains of ice around will savo from instant death and leave to grill a few moments till the Ice continents aro j , Handsomely A" - . ForlOllonheads ' rah g&s3te&- gold-plated, HSft and a 2c. stamp. H 11 W ilillP SHE? lteffilL S.-1S -Zio- m -$L vmbT SMlSy) feriP'CtUrEach i J)v welcomed for "dressed-up" occasions by ydsSSSsslr cyoSfs wrapped ae' (?, SfosSht'hM-fingSl lli? fffeSfSSfc Sth.flvclBches.snltableforcntUng. Cf with any of tbem. Given for 20 lion kSSp i2preTra e trimming and general household use. rf . heads arid a 2-cent stamp. s lug. Given for 12 lion heads and a 2c. stamp. fp Ladies' Apron. Made of good quality lawn, with alternate revering and tucks; broad hem at bottom, and Is neatly gathered nt waist; a very superior and stylish article. Size, 36x40 inches. Given for 20 Hon heads and a 2-cent stamp. Fruit Picture. Size, 16x24 inches. Given for 8 Hon heads and a 2-cent stamp. 50-Foot Clothes Line. Given for IS. Hon heads and a 2-cent stamp. Made of closely braidea cotton threads, strong, and will give the best of satisfaction. FEW OF THE LION COFFEE PREMIUMS. Another Don't miss It I The grandest list of premiums ever swallowed by redhot gases and steam. , Suppose these earth cracks develop more slowly, they may suck away the , water without devastating explosions. Then the last man's fate will be the worst deseribable. lie will die of thirst The scene of his death will probably be the great valley In the bed of the Atlantic ocean, off the Brazilian coast, half way between Rio Janeiro and the cape, where now six miles of green water lie between the steamer's keel and the abysmal slime beneath. There, hopelessly digging in the ever drying mud, he must perish and leave his bones to parch on a waterless planet The antarctic polar ice cap has been growing thicker and heavier for, un counted ages. The distance, from the south pole to the edge of this ice cap Is 1,400 miles. The ice rises steadily from the edge to the center. At that center it cannot be less thau 12 miles in thick nesstwice as thick as Mount Everest is high. Suppo.se It splits. Imagine the gi gantic mass of water and Ice that will come sweeping up north overthe oceans and continents of the earth! Where, then, will the Inst man breathe his final gasp? High up in the snows of some great range he will perish miser ably of cold nnd starvation, looking down on a huge shallow sea, beneath whose tossing waters w ill lie the whole of the races of the world. Or last, and perhaps dreariest fate of all, the human race may outlive other mammals and last until the sun, ns some day it must, grows dull and cold and vegetation dies from the chilled earth. The miserable remnant of earth's people must then slowly die out after ages of an existence to which that of the Eskimo of today is a para dise. DIAMOND DOLLARS OF 1304. Only Four ot the Original Coinnrce ut 10,"0 In I?i.l)it-iii-e. "Every now and then one re.ids aluiut the discoveiy of another of the famous 'diamond dolMtV of 1SIM." said n gen tleman of this city who owus one of the finest private collections of coins and medals in tlio south. "The dollars sf that date are poptilaily supposed to to worth from $1,500 to $2,000 apiece, and If it few originals could be pro duced I daro say they would bring that figure easily enough.. But it happens, unluckily, that there are only four on earth, aud they are lockrd up In the vaults of the treasury building at Washington and couldn't be bought nt any price. They are what are known as the 'test pieces,' which are always laid aside whenever a new coiu Is struck, and the test of the Issue is at this moment quietly reposing under j Child's Drawing Book. Pazor l A collection of nice outline pictures bound into book form with sheets of tissue paper be tween the leaves. On these tissue pages the children can trace the pictures beneath, thus affording enjoyment, as well as instruction to the hand and eye. These drawing books and the box of crayons go very well together. There arc six different kinds, and each drawing book requires 6 Hon heads and a 2-cent stamp. Naval Box Kite. See it Fly! The cele brated box kite now so popular. Thirty inches long and comes safely folded, but can quickly be spread to fly. Every American boy wants one, and older -persons also are interested flailed free for 40 lion heads cut from Lion Coffee wrappers and a 2-ccnt stamp. .ijSg&Sfcii Given for 35 Hon heads and a 2-cent (My sgtrT?TOBMa5. stamp. A first-class razor, made of best ji list will I BlVIFeJirSSJiFS 3 Hslf B Blr.M offered I When writlnt; for premiums sjnd jour letter In the same envelope or package with the lion heads. If mere than 1 S Hon heads are sent, yon can save postage by trimming down the margin. Ask jour grocer for large illustrated premium list. Address all letters to the WOOLSON SPIQE GO., Toledo, Ohio. MMnMoaMMna several miles of deep blue sea. The , true story is lather interesting. In 1S04 the mint at Philadelphia is known j to have turned out l!).r70 silver dollars. I That was the entire issue, barring the test pieces I have just spoken of. and It was cover put into circulation. The whole lot, just as it came from tht? stamping presses, was dumped into an Iron chest curt put on board a mer chantman bound for China. It was directed to the captain of a United States frigate then in oriental waters, and was intended to be m-eri in paying certain expenses connected with the service. The merchantman ran into a Chinese typhoon and went to the bot tom, where to the best of my iufoi na tion she still remains, iron chest and all, and that is the re.isou your Lr.le Sam is the only collector in the world whb has a complete, set or American dollars. Every other collection, includ ing my own. is short one issue, and tho gap will never be filled uutil the sea gives up lis own." "Do ..on mean to tell us. then." said a listener to the foregoing, "that all the 'diamond dollars' uow in private cabiuet3 are counterfeits?" "By no means." replied the collector. "1 own an 1S01 dollar myself, and there are at least three others, to my knowledge. Iu the south They were issued by the government and aie peifectly good aud legal coins, but they are not originals. They are what are known technically as 'restrikes.' In the early days, when the mints had a few coins left over from one year to another, they would change the date by striking them with a special die. au operation that can al ways be detected by an expert Kor some reason or other, nobody knows just b. a few dollars of the IS00 Is sue were restrtick in 1S04 and put in circulation. It is probable that the total number was not over 40 or fiO, and n good many have been lost The ones In existence are worth $130 apiece, and you may rest assured that all the 'dia mond dollars' not mere imitations be long to this little lot of restrlkes. "Of course, some of them have been sold to green collectors as originals, aud 1 was myself the innocent cause of such a transaction only a few years ago. A friend of mine, who lives In an adjoining stale, aud who owns a great many rare ami beautiful coins, tele graphed me one day asking whether $500 was loo much for a genuine 1S01 dollar. I took It for granted that he knew the facts about the Issue, and after puzzling oser the message for n considerable time concluded that It was an obscure Joke of some kind and that 1 was simply too stupid to see the point So 1 wired back advising him to buy a bushel nt that figure, and he afterward that the cola was a restrlke, x.ngubu steei, uuu triutt jiuuux-giuuuu. jLHft Rubber Dressing Comb. Al SUllllll $ For 10 lion heads and a 2-cent stamp. Length, 7 inches, full size and weight. Made of genuine India rubber, finely finished. Appropriate for a ladies' dressing-case or for use in the household. Game "India." Similar to "Par chcsi," which has been played In east ern countries since before the dawn of history. The Illus tration shows plan of the game, with usual counters, dice and dice-cups ac companying it. A came which people never tire of playing. Given for 20 Hon heads and a 2-cent stamp. something else, too. article to and my friend has never imile forgiven me. What deceived him was the fact that the piece was known positively to have been locked up In an old chest at Savannah since 1S12. That did away with the counterfeit theory, and the only thing he was doubtful about was the price." New Orleans Times-Democrat. AN ENGLISH "TREAT." 1 The DlfTercntv Betvreen the tlrltUh (ntl ;t)prlcnn Methods. I was constantly struck, says Colonel T. W Higginson in The Atlantic with the genuine spifit of hospitality among Englishmen toward Americans.as such, even those with whose pnrsnlts they might have almost nothing in common, and for w.boni they had not the slight est reason to put themselves out. 1 liked this none the less for its having its definite limitations as to pecuniary , obligations, and the like, including ev ! erything in the nature of "treating."' ! all this being iu my opinion a weak point in our more gushing or more self conscious habit I remember to have once been taken by a gentleman, on whom I had but (he slightest claim, to the country house of another, on whom 1 had no claim whatever. The latter was not at til literary, and had not even the usual vague English interest in American affairs. Vet he gave up his whole aft crnoou to drive me to Kenilworth. which he had seen a thousand times. But that for which I liked him best, and which afforded me a wholly new experience, was that as we entered the outer doorway, he, going first, looked back over his shoulder and said simply. "They- make yon par threepence forad mlssiou here." aud then added, speak ing to the attendant "here is my three pence." After nil the time and trouble he had given o his stranger guest he left him to pay his own threepence, a thing which most Americans would not have dreamed of doing. It would have been the American notion of good breeding to save a guest from expense, as It was the English impulse to save him rrom the sense of obligation. 1 confess, that I prefer the latter method. Don't be fooled twice In the same Way. Atchison fJlohe. SimiI Horrible. "No. Weary. I shall never approach that man's Inhospitable door nsain." "But. I.iaipy, it's six miles to dc next house." "Can't help it. if it's -0.jTh.it man once did me the greatest injury that can he paid to'a gentleman ot my profession." "Did he hit you with a bed slat Limny?" "Naw! He turned de boso on mje. Cleveland PlaJe Dealer. ti' m i u :I 15 t H j.! fl t-. M'