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"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
"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
"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
"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?"
"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
BrlcZa From BlllvllI.
Our first bale of cotton was market
ed yesterday. We got $10 or 30 days for
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.
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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
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
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.
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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.
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"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
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.
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.
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
Clear hemlock shingles $2.75 per
Oats &
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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
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
"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
"Naw! He turned de boso on mje.
Cleveland PlaJe Dealer.

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