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DEMOCRATIC NORTHWEST, NAPOLEON, O., MAY 27, 1897,
X A THESB FIOURES AKK TEAKS, teaks in wniwn, II K I X I U I SINGLE INSTANCES, PAINS AND ACHES I f I Rheumatic, Neuralgic, Sciatic, Lumbagici 20l HAVE RAVAGED THE HUMAN FRAME PX. JWire I m n " Oil CUBED THEM NO BOAST :HEY AkK I30 JKtu 1 tt am SOLID PACTS imtMMMHMHHMHIMHMWHMIWMHMHM I gfgrWa it i-?L v ; .ArrejllWAU I HUH u 'I iiV 53" ' 1 DCAD MAN'S DIARY." "-SSJk I . JA BOOK OF SINS. 'ES,CCiX . 'iJ-L' jiJ Sorrow and song. COPYRIGHT J896- 1 ! CHAPTER X. 1 HOARD TOE CUBAN QHEE. The opportunity to pay surprise visit to the Cuban Qncen in the nbsonoe of "Mm Hagbca" had ooioe at last, and as I had already hit npou a plan by which I might carry oat my purpose witliont eivirjH finches cnoso fn snsnprt tnut my Happening upon iiim was other than accidental I proceeded at once to pat it into effect. Telling Mair that I would rejoin him at the inn before long, I slipped off my clothes, tossed them together in a heap on the beach, with a big stone atop to keep them from being blown away, and plnuged into the water. I am a strong swimmer, and the tide was running ont so swiftly that when I reached the Cu ban Queen, which was moored about n mile from shore, I was not in the least "winded," and indeed felt more than fit to fight my way back against the cur rent But in order that the gamo should work ont as I had planned it was neces sary for mo to assume the appearance of being extremely exhausted. Hence when I found myself approaching the hulk I began to make a pretense of swimming feebly, panting noisily meanwhile and sending up the most pitiful cries for help. As I had expected end intended, Hughes came on deck, and, looking over the ship's side, inquired loudly, "Wot's the row?" Hughes, I may here remark, was, as I soon discovered (yon oould not be in his company for half a minute without 'doing so), a man of painfully limited vocabulary. Perhaps I should say that bis oolor sense had been developed at the expense of his vocabulary, for if ho did not see everything in a rose colored light ho certainly applied one adjective, vividly suggestive of crimson, to every object which he found it necessary to particularize. "Wot's the row?" bo repeated when there was no immediate reply to bis question. "Helpl" I gasped faintly, pretending to make frantio clutches rtt a mooring chain nml clinging to it as if half dead with exhaustion and fear. "Who are you," he inquired suspi ciously, "and 'ow'd you get 'ore?" I was anxionB to play my part so as not to arouse his suspicion ; heuoe I did not reply for at least a minute, but con tinued to pant, gasp and cough until my breath might reasonably be supposed to have returned, and then I said faint ly, "Help me to get on board and I'll tell you," "Yon can't eoom aboord," he an swered surlily. "No one ain't allowed aboord these ships." "I must," I said, with as much ap pearance of resolution as was consistent with the half drowned condition which I had assumed. "Must you?" he said. "We'll soon see about that!" And then for the second time ho put the question, "Who are you, and 'ow'd you get out 'ere?" I replied,' in sentences suitably ab breviated to telegraphic terseness, that my name was Max Kissler ; was a friend of Mr. Hardy Muir; was staying at Can vey for shooting j had thought would like a swim ; had got on all right till I had tried to turn, and then had found current too strong; bad becomo exhaust ed, nnd must have been drowned if had not fortunately been carried past hulk. Hughes evidently considered the ex planation satisfactory, for his next ques tion was not about myself, but about my intentions: ".And wot are you going to do now?" "Corao on board," I answered promptly. "You can't do that," he said. "No one nin't allowed aboord those boats." "I must," I replied. "This is a oase where you'd get into trouble for keeping the rules, not for breaking them. You can't talk about rules to a half drowned zaan. It would be manslaughter. Help me on board aud get me some brandy I suppose you've some by you and I'll pay you wull and not say a word to any one. Aud be quick about it, for I can't .hold on here much longer. You'll be lialf a sovereign the richer for this night's job, and if you're quiok I'll make it a sovereign." Grumbling audibly about it being "a lino lay this, making a poor man run the risk of gotting the suck because fools choose to play the mon key," he uulashed the dingey, aud hav ing bronght her round to where I was clinging he assisted me in, and with a few dexterous strokes took ustothosidi of the hulk, over which a rope ladder Was hanging. "Afore yon go aboord," he growled, putting a detaining hand upon iny arm, " 'ave yon got any hiron concealed about your person?" "Iron?" I said. "What do you mean? And where oould I conceal anything? Every stitch of my olothea is lying over there on the beach," ' "My instructions is, "he replied dog gedly, "that I hosk hevery one wot comes aboord this boat whether they've pot any hiron concealed about 'em. That's my dooty, and I does it. 'Ave you or 'ave you not got hiron on your per son?" "Certainly not," I said, "unless the iron in my blood's going to be an objec tion. And now stop this fooling aud get me some spirit as fast as yon oan, for I'm half dead." j. As a matter of fact, I was beginning to feel chilled to the bone, besides which it was very necessary I should keep up the role I bad assumed. OASTOniA t t .talk SHY fTs, ' " MMMMMMMMHIMMMMM . u n I srW T pwnoi , HELD IN PROOF. man's diary." BOOK OF SINS. ORROW AND SONG 00 AND THE ANT." ETC BY D000 MEAD AND COMPANY., utiles tiisappoarea Delow, but soon returned with half a tumbler of run? and water nnd a dirty, evil smelling blanket The rum I tossed off grateful ly, but the blanket I declined. very well, said Hughes. "But you look as wbito as a sheet already, and you'll find it none too warm, going back in the dingey wi' nothing on." "I'm not going back in the dingey with nothing on, my good fellow,"! replied calmly. "You've got a flro cr a stovo of some sort below, I supposo, and I'm going down to sit by it whilo you row lack and get my clothes for me. Thou you can put mo ashoro, and I shall bavo much pleasure in handing you over the sovereign I've promised you, on condition yon givo me your word not to speak of this fool's game of mine. I don't Wdiit to be made the laughing stock of the island. I (old them I was a good swimmer, and if they heard that I had to sing ont for help and bad to be taken back to shore, like a drowned kit ten I should never boar the last of it, es pecially from that big bruto of a Muir, who's always bragging about his own swimming." Something like a grin stole over the fellow's forbidding face. "Muster Muir, 'e don't like no soft plucked nns, 'o don't, and yon did sing out loud, and no mistake! You told on yon could swim, did yon? Why, Muster Muir, I seen bim swim out two mile and more, and then" "Confound Mr. Muirl" I interrupted angrily. "Do you thick I'm going to stay here all night while you stand there jawing and grinning? Be off with you and get my clothes for me, or you won t Eee a halfpenny of the sovereign I promised you." It was 2 ns yon promised me," said tho fellow, lying insolently now that ho had as ho thought ho had mo in his power, "and little, too, for a man wot's running the risk of getting the billet by letting strangers on boord, dead against tbo rools. But I don't leave my ship for no 3, I don't I Yon 11 'ave to come along wi mo in the dingey, and, mind, I 'as the money afore you 'as the clothes. None of your mon key tricks wi' me, I tell you. Come, wot's it to be? Are yon going back wi' me, or will you wait for Mr. Muir to come and fetch you? I can let 'im know in the morning (this with an impudent grin) as you've been rescooed." "I don't go ashore without nay clothes if I stop hero all night," I said firmly. "It's inhuman to ask me. What harm could I do to tho confounded ship for tho few minutes you're away? I don't want to stay here any longer than I can help, I assure yon. It was a sovereign I promised you, but if you'll row ashore as fast as you can and get my clothes and promise to keep your mouth shut you snail nave 2. Will tnat pleaso you?" "Make it 3," said ho, "and I'll say done." "Very well," I answered, "only be as quick cs you can, for the sooner I'm out of this thieves' den and have seen tho last of your hangman face the bet ter. And now I'll go down out of tho cold, und perhaps you won't grudge mo another dram of that mm of yours, con sidering how you'vo bled me tonight." Motioning me to follow, he led the way to the stern of the ship, where, as I knew, the hulk keeper's quarters were situated, the dynamite being stored, as I bavo already said, in tho hold. A cookpit, from which there shot up into the night an inverted pyramid of yellow light, marked the entrance to tbo cabin, nnd into this Hughes, disdainful of stairs, shuffled feet foremost, swing ing a moment with his palm resting on either ledge and his body pillared by rigid arms before he dropped out of sight, like a stage Mepbistopheles re turning to his native hell. Not being familiar with the place, I decided to content myself with a less dramatio en trance, and pickod my way accordingly down the steep stairs and into tbo littlo cabin whioh served as kitchen, sitting room nnd dormitory. A lighted oil stove stood in tho center, beside which Hughes placed a wooden chair. "You'vo got very comfortable quar ters here, " I said, looking round ap provingly after I had seated myself. ' 'If one doesn't mind a lonely life (it is lonely, I supposo), one might do worse than turn hulk keoper." Hughes grunted by way of reply, but whethcrthis was to be taken as signify ing acquiescence or dissent 1 was unable to say, his face being at the moment hidden in a corner locker, whence he presently emerged with a bottle of Old Tom and a glass. "There's the rum, and there's the glass, and now don't you stir out of that chair," he said, with a liberal use of bis favorite adjeotive. Then, much to my relief, he betook himself up the stairs aud on to the deck, where I could hoar bim muttering and swearing to himself as be nnlashed the dingey. That I was oxoited and eager the reader may believe, but though the moment Hughes' back was turned my eyes were swiveling in their sockets and iweeping the sides of the cabin with the Intentn-iss of a searchlight, I did not think it advisable to leave my seat and ret abont the searoh in earnest until he bud aotnally left the hulk. But no sooner was he well out of the way than I was at work, with evory sense as poised and ready to pounce as a hovering hawk. Not often in my life have I experi enced so bitter a disappointment. I bad hoped great things of this visit to the Cuban Queen; bnt. though I searched OABTORXA fklfM Unlit SlfUtUM every parr of the nolle, including tbe bold, which, as there happened at tost Bioment to be no dynamite on board, was not spoured, I found no evidence as to the sex of Hughes' visitor. To de KTibe the fruitless search In detail is Dnnecenary. Whoever "Mrs. Hngbes" might be, she bad evidently taken pains to insure that every trace Of ber presence ibonld be removed. I could cot even tell whether she bad shared the sleeping bunk with Hughes, for the coverings bad been stripped off, leaving the bnro boards without to much as a pillow. and the entire cabin bad apparently been turned ont and scrubbed from end to end immediately before or after ber departure. The visit from which I hoped so niucb bad proved a lamentablo failure. I was not a penny the wiser and 3 poorer for Don't lou stir out of that chair." my trouble, not to speak of having got a chill, of which I should think myself cheaply rid if it ended in nothing worse than a cold. "The scheming rascal!" I said to my self. "I might have known ho wouldn't have let me down here if he fandn't boon aware that every sign of his hav ing a companion on board had been cleared away. I suppose tho secret of it all is that ho has got word that the in spector's coming to pay the bulks a visit shortly, nnd bo's packed oil Mrs. Hughe nntil it's all over. Very likely she set things straight herself before she went. All his pretended reluctance to go for my clothes and to leavo me here was put on that ho might bleed me to the tnnoof another comid. I should onlv be serving hint out in his own coin if I gavo information that he's had a woman -on board. 'If it was a woman! It's very odd, though, that she hasn't left some little sign of her sex behind ber a hairpin. a button or a bonnet pin. There are only short hairs (Hughes' evidently) on the brush and comb, but she may have had her own and have taken them with her. But, anyhow, I might have expected to find, if not some hair combings, at least a stray hair or two which would have let me into the secret, and the neigh borhood of the mirror's the most likely place to find them." But, search as I would, not a single hair could I find, and in anothor half minute the near dip of oars announced Hughes' return. As I heard him jerk the sculls from the rowlocks and the grinding of tho dingey against the ship's side I took another despairing look around in tbo hope of lighting on some thing that had hitherto escaped my no tice. One object after another was has tily lifted, investigated and as hastily put down, but always with the same re sult. As I heard Hughes' step upon the deck my eyes fell upon a little square of soap which bad fallen to the floor and had escaped the notice probably of Hughes as well as of myself on account of its being hidden by the corner of an oilskin which was hanging from the wall. This oilskin I had taken down to overhaul, and it was when replacing it that I found the soap, which I saw. when I lifted it, was of better quality than one would expect to find in such a place. It was still damp from recent usage, nnd as I turned it over two or three hairs came off from the underside and adhered to my hand. As I looked at them I gave a low, long, but almost silent, whistle. They were beyond ques tion the bristles of a shaving brush which was fast going to pieces from long service. And that I was not mis taken in so thinking was proved by the fact that the underside of the soap still bore the marks made by the sweep of tho brush over the surface, and that the lather upon it was damp. Some one bad been shaving, nnd that quite recently, on the Cuban Queen. It could not be Hughes, for he wore a thick, full beard. If the person who passed ns "Mrs. Hughes" really was a woman, sholvas not likely to have re course to a razor to enhance her charms. II, on the otber hand, that person was a man who was personating a woman tor purposes of disguise, a razor would be an absolute neoessity among his toilet requisites. CHAPTER XI. We often read of a novelist "taking the reader into his confidence," but at this point of my narrative I should like to reverse the process and ask my read ers to take me into theirs. Were I tell ing my story by word of mouth instead of by pen, I should lay a respectful hand, my dear madam, upon your arm, or hook a detaining forefinger, my dear sir, into your buttonhole, and, leading you aside for a few minutes, should pat the matter to you somewhat in this wny: From the fact of your following my record thus far you are presumably interested m detective stories and have, no doubt, read many narratives of the sort You know the detectives who have been drawn, or rather created, by Edgar Allan Poe, and in more recent times by Or. Conan Doyle and Mr. Arthur Mor rison, detectives who nnravel for ns, link by link, in the most astounding and convincing manner, and, by some orig' inal method of reasoning, an otherwise inexplicable mystery or crime. Anl you know, too, the familiar buug'.or who is always boasting about his astuteness, unless, as occasionally happens but only in the pages of a de tective novel, for in real life our friends me more ready to record our failures than our successos he has some ap plauding Boswcll, a human note of ex olamation, who passes his life in eosta sies of admiring wondor at his friend's marvelous penetration. And, as it is not unlikely that yon have yonr own opin ion aa to what a detective should or should not do under certain oircnm stances, I ask yon at this point of my narrative to take me into your oonfl dence and let me pat to yoa the follow iug question: ; IVIunyon Tells What Not To Do. Take mi Is ft specific for some particular disease, and for nothing else. Each one of Munyon's cures is a climax of scientific experiment, tho exact fit in each case. Munyon s lie.nedies for sale at If in doubt write to Prof. Munyon, medical advice. fc'Jpposo it bad been yon and not I who, in the hopo of getting sight of James Mullen as wo will for conven ience's sake call the person passing as Mrs. Hughes bad kept a watch npon the Cuban Queen, aa described in chap ter 0; suppose it had been yon and not I who bad been in the company of Muir and Quickly that evening and bad seen Mullen come from the balk lu boat, under cover of twilight, and proceed in the direction of Benflect, whence he could take train either to London or to Southend -would you in that case have acted as I did and in structed Qnickly to shadow bim, so that yon might get an opportunity of paying a surprise visit to the Cuban Queen in Mullen's absence, or would yon have abandoned your proposed visit to the hulk and decided to follow him your self? Let mo sum np briefly the arguments for and against eithsr course as they presented themselves to mo when I had so hastily to make choice. In the first place, I had to recognize that in intrust ing tbo task to Quickly I bad ono or two very ugly possibilities to face. Though a sensible fellow enough for or dinary purposes, be was hardly the sort of man ono would select for so delicate a piece of work as that of shadowing a suspect. He might prove himself suffi ciently cleveT to carry it through suc cessfully, but it was much more likely that ho would fail, and it was even con ceivable that he might so bungle it as to attract the attention of Mullen and thus to frighten away the very bird for whom I was spreading a net But what weigh ed with me even more than this was that in deputing Quickly to follow Mullen I was losing sight, at all events for a time, of the central figure of my investigations, as they then stood of the person whom, rightly or wrongly, I suspected to be tho object of my search and this was a course which no one placed as I was conld adopt without the gravest misgiving. On the otber hand, the reasons which most influenced mo in deciding to in trust the task of shadower to Quickly were equally weighty. If the person who was secreted on tbo Cuban Queen were James Mullen, he was not likely, in view of the hue and cry that had been raised and of the vigorous search which wa3 being made, to venture far from so secure a biding place, and the probability was that he had gone to some station op or down the line prob ably to Southend to post some package in order that it might not bear the (Jan- vcy postmark. Another reason was that I could not ask for nn arrest merely upon suspicion, and it was quite possible that to obtain the necessary evidence I might have to keep an eye upon Mullen for some time to come. By shadowing him npon the present occasion I ran the risk of being seen and recognized, which would not so much matter in the case of Quickly. Then, again, it was highly desirable I should pay my snrprise visit to the Cu ban Queen in the absence of the suspect ed party, and, if I neglected to do so on the present occasion, I might not get another opportunity. If I could satisfy myself by a visit to the hulk that the person who had been concealed there was really a woman, I need trouble myself no further about the vessel and its occupants. But if, on the other hand, I found evidence which went to prove that the supposed Mrs. Hughes was of the male sex, I should have good cause to believe that I bad indeed discovered the hiding place of the redoubtable James Mullen. My last reason was that at the mo ment when I was called npon to make my decision I was wearing a norfolk shooting jacket and knickerbockers. This costume, especially in the streets of London, would render me conspicn ous, and, in fact, would be the worst possible attire for so ticklish a job as that of shadowing a suspect, whereas Quickly's dress would attract no atten tion either in town or oouhtry. I have asked my readers to take mo into their confidence and to face with me the dilemma in which I was placed because I am in hopes that most of them will admit that under the circumstances, and especially in view of the conspion ous dress I happened to be wearing, I acted rightly. Those who so decide will not be too hard npon me when I confess that in allowing myself . to lose sight of the person who bad been in biding on tbe hulk I made, as events proved, a fatal and, bnt for other circumstances, an irretrievable mistake. That I am but a bungler at the best is, I fear, already only too evident, though I make bold to say that it is not often that I bungle so badlv as I did on this occasion. Tbe re sults of that bangle results big with oonseanences to others and to myself- were twofold. The first was that Quickly never returned " from the auest noon No Medicine Unless You Are Sick. Munyon decries dosing and doping. Why should the glorious springtime be the signal for a deluge ot physic, and trie golden harvest be associated with thexcessive drinking of rum and whiskey disguised aa bit ters? Medicine should only be given to the sick, and should always be ad ministered with gentleness and dis cretion. Medicine should be to Nature only a delicate rebuke of error and a kind encouragement of the physical forces for good. The bard work of re covery is done by Nature itself. The human body; is more delicate than the finest mechanism, more sensitive than the tenderest plant. To shatter the liver with mercury, to madden the nerves with morphine and chloral, and to flay and burn the stomach with every poison black-listed with skull and cross-bones, is torture more demonic than the Inquisition. This is a world of compensations. For every valley there is a correspond ing mountain, for every darkness there is a corresponding light, and for every disease there is a corresponding cure. Not all such cures have yet been found, but Munyon has discovered fifty-seven of them. Each one of Munvon's cures all druggists. Mostly 25 cents a bottle. 1505 Arch. Street, Philadelphia, for free wliicS I Had dispatcfiod him, nor from that day to this has any word of him been received. He simply disappeared as completely as if the earth bad opened and swallowed him. The second was that he was companioned in bis disap pearance by the person whom I bad in structed him to follow. James Mullen, if James Mullen it were, did not come book to the hulk, and I bad after a time to admit tc myself that, so far as Can vey island and the Cuban Queen were concerned, "the game was up. " TO BS CONTINUED. Pitrs Along Shore. Pigs like fish, and pigs raised along shore owned by flsiuermen get plenty of fish to cat. Sometimes fish is fed to the piers to clear them of scurvy. Horseshoe crabs are often fed to pigs, the crabs being out elenr of tho shells so that tbe pigs can get at them easily. Tbe pigs like horseshoes. Often around salt water creeks minnows are caught and dumped into pigpens by tbe bushel. Many fish havo bard, sharp, projecting spines that might stick in ti.3 pig's throat. When fish of this sort are fed, tbe spines are first cut off, and only the bodies and tails fed. One of the names of the American sole is hog choker. Other food is fed along with fish, and fish is never fed to the pigs before killing time; it would mako the pork taste fishy. Pigs will eat soft clams. Down boy nf Fundy way piss go out at low tido and root for mussels. There, where tbe tide rises 40 or 60 feat and comes in with greet suddenness, it is necessary for the pigs to be on tbe alert, and they are. They hr tbe first sound of tbe coming tide wave and turn and scamper for the shore, and even then they get there none too soon occa sionally. New York Sun. New Helmet For the German Army. A new helmet has been served out, by way of experiment, to several regiments of the German nrmy. It is very light, being made of aluminium, and is bronzed in order to obviate the drawbacks which might arise from a bright metal head dress. Germany bos already tried alumin ium horseshoes, buckles and accouter ments, with a view to lightening tbe weight which the soldier must carry. For horseshoes it has been found too soft, but in other respects it has answered well. There is ono drawback which has not been foreseen namely, that when exposed to the influence of the sun aluminium will store up heat to a remarkable degree, even tually becoming so hot as to blister the skin. Whether bronzing will obivate thn defect remains to be seen, but the German experiment is one which is well worth th-i attention of all military men. British Army ond Nrtvy Gazette. Mothers, Save the Babies. Summer complaint, dj-sentery and diarrhoea carry many babies to the grave. Mothers, take warning and use in time Dr. John W. Bull's Baby Syrup to regulate the bowels and allay inflam mation. "We have used Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup for thirteen years with the best result. We would as soon bo without flour or sugar in tho house as this remedy. A. IT. Burgess, Grove, Ohio." Ask your dealer for Dr. John W. Bull's Baby Syrup. Price 25 cts. Loved the Bottle Before He Had Teeth. At No. 82 Warwick Ave. Zanesville. O.. lives Mrs. R. H. Mills, who relate the fol lowing experience: "I have naed Dr. Hand's Teething Liotiou and null it an mat it claims to be. Onr little boy cut his teeth so hard that he nlmoRt had gpam. Untiring his sn ids with the Lotiou would relieve him laiuiedmttly. lie Knew tne tottie tnan at oiliwn and wocldory for it. I advise every mother who has teething ohildrtn to use Dr. Hand' teething Lotiou." At all druggists 25o. The Clock Came Back. A Louisville man has a cow with peculiar appetite. A housecleaning serv ant left a small silver clock on the kitchen steps for a few moments, and on her return the timepiece was miss ing. Later in the evening the small boy of the household was in the yard. Sud denly a silvery chime floated on bis ear. Ho listened. Another and another, un til five times the chime had sounded, and he recognized it as coming from tho lost clock. There was nothing near but tbe cow. Tbe boy searched all around the yard and then concluded that the clock was in tbe oow. For awhile there was a sort of pandemonium. At 0 o'clock the family beard the hour tolled from the cow 'a inside. A power ful emetio did the work. The clock was a little discolored, bnt was still ticking. San Francisco Argonaut ; 'It Is the Best on Eartli." Ti.of la vhat F.dwards & Parker. r.iornhanta of Plains. Oa.. say of hiiii.harlnln'a Pain Balm, for rheu mfttisni. lame back, deeo scared and mnsenlar Dftins. Sold by D. J. Humphrey, Napoleon, 0. The Star atavUr. There is oa exhibition in London a gem of suob remarkable size and beauty toot rornl and other mUJionairea ara really quite excited about it and await with anx iety tbe Inevitable day when one or their number will enrage tbe rest and seriously deplete bis own bank aooount by purehae iag tbe dreadfully attractive bit of atone. To mineralogists the jewel is simply a fine specimen of corundum; for others It Is a tar sapphire," whose twin may exist m the mines of Ceylon, where thhrone came from, but as tbe like has never Deen seen before the chances of duplication are re garded a decidedly smalL As precious tones go, this sapphire is a monster, Be ing 6 Inches in eireumfcrenco and weigh ing 640 carats as against 106 for the Koh inoor, 136 for the Regent diamond and 104 for the Orioff. The stone, which Is aid to be flawless, U almost in its natural state, not ent in facets, but polished "en cabochon," to use tho lapidary's term. Its shape is that of an Irregular cone rounded at tbo top. Tbe color is pale blue, clouded with a delicate white mist or neecinesa. When lighted from above, six quivering, ever restless rays meet at tbe apex, a char acteristic which give this variety of sap phire its unmet One obgervor describes the gem as looking like tbe pole of a watery blue Klobe, with varying lines ot longitude shooting out in silken flames toward a mythical equator at its base. When a light Is placed on each side of it, three distinct tars appear, which change with the move ment of the lllumlnunta. The star sap phire is claimed to be impossible of imita tion and Is next in hardness to the dia mond. Tho ancients ascribed to these tones the power ot bringing good luck, and there is a legend that Helen of Troy owed her conquests as much to the posses sion of a star sapphire as to tbe celestial brightness of her oyes. JNew xorlc Times. Notlued Before. "I see that the scientists have discov ered that solid metal actually evapo rates." 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Co Ileti on prompt) Ttttcaidedto. Offloe,roOe 5ad8 Vocisblock. MARTIN KNUPP, Attorney atLaw NAPOLEOS.OHIO . QFFICF 3o.i, ooka'iaiook,3joaFloa R.W.Oahill. J AMiaDoHOTAa CAIIILL & DONOVAN,' Attorneys at Law SAPOLKOK .OHIO , OFFICE on ground floor one door last el Ooorw'thardmreatore, Washington ttnet. C C. FKEASE, -A-ttorney at Law, o (Bee la Freue block, opposite oonrt boas Mpoleon,Ohlo. , HARRY C. HAGUE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Abstracts of TMes Specialty. "VFFICKon Wanhlnitfon Street, one dooteaal of the Engine House. F. D. PRINTIS, Attorney at Law, NAPOLEON. OHIO. Office over Spengler & Co's grocery store. H. R. DITTMER, ATTORNEY AT LAW. NAPOLEON, 0. Office over Meyer's Clothing Store, Perry btreet J(JD R. L1NTH1CUM, ATTORNEY' ATT LAW, NAPOLEON, OHIO. Or FlCE Room , Humphrey Block. See ond floor JUSTICES. J. P. DUNBAB, JUSTICE OP THE PEACE And Pension Agent, Marlon township, Henry ooanty, Ohio . Foe otnceaddre.f Hatnler . JOSEPH WEIBLE, NotaryPnblioandlnanr anoe Agent, F LORIOA.UUNHY JODNTT,OHIO . DEElB,Jtortgag.undContraclHlrawa. Asm forth. oldsad r.llable Phoenix la Oo. bCartfotdndalao agentt'orth. ftiopl.'BMnta. Benefit AwocHtion, ot WeaterrUle, Ohlo.el Uusin.f promptljittended to J. F. KINSTLE, JUSTICE OP THE PEACE NSW BAVABIA .OHIO. Collections a. Specialty. MISCELLANEOUS. L. R. HUSTON, TONSORIAL ARTIST ! hopoppoiite Beiser's bootand ahoatof JPerryttreet.Sapoleou, Ohio . gpecia laitea- ' . 1 1 ooountr jtrade . J. S. AUGUSTINE, fSnaoeisoxtoHeediiford.l FashionableTonsorlalParlors NAPOLZOK.OHIO. Cnstomerrtreated with courteaj and dlapate PHILIP WEBB. Fashionable Barberand Hair Dresser j 1JOOM In the basement of the Voeke Block, " Napoleon. Patronage solicited and eood work guaranteed. GEO. W. VALENTINE, Fashionable Barber and Ha 1 Dresse", ROOMS over the Racket on Porry street. Good work guaranteed. CHAS. JACKSON, Tonsorial Parlors. ROOMS; in the rear of Frease's Jewelrr atore. FRANK BECK. CITY MEATMARKET. (Saccmsoito John l)lemr, ) :. keepKonaUnt)yonhand,oholcebeef,pork,Ta mutton, hmi and ealtpork,oornd bMf.iaaaar ato. Farmera baYla ftoattl,hOM, sheep, hida andpeltafor aala, ahonld glra him a oal lbalo elllng elsewhere. KABI, 11. KOLBE, Veterinary :-: Surgeon, IS aitradnata ot Ontario Veterinary Collate Treetnlldleeaaeaotthehorae.. Office at Blank A Hnrlbart's stable. J. W. HANNA. WU. A. HANNA HANNA & HANNA, Rea. Estate and Insurance Agents. Loans Made Promptly. Abstracts ot title, deeds, mortgages any and contracts made and acknowlednedanct place In the county. Office over John H FreaBe'ejewelrystore.Napoleou.Ohlo. .