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RATES FOR CLERGYMEN.
ONE OP THE PERILS OP RAILROADING IN NORTHERN INDIA. The Incident shown In tie accompanying picture, amusing enough u thai depleted, thouzrl ts from pleasant t the time to the principal setor. occurred recently la the vicinity of eta jn m nortbera ludla. Being confronted by a titer when tbout to light the signal Uone. the ten promptly took refuge up the signal poet, end was only released from Uil unpleasant end ktsngesoas position wnen en epproacning tram arove tne snlmal twnj. Oat of the Question. Husband I see plainly you want to Wt up quarrel. Ana la me strict. loo. Walt, at least, uu wo are in&iae bur own house. Wife Impossible. I shall have tooled down before we get there. La fsuville. In 1090. Jllas Ilystninfj I cant bear that k-ounff Mr. Smlthcra. r . . ,ii i i in a A ine flew uiri nay nuir Miss HTitrung Why he's positively foascullne In his ways, Chicago Roo- CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. "Well, well, I really and truly believe that our young lady has had an appoint ment with her beau. Fliegcnde lllaetr ter. Advice. f When your wife dm a temper, and home's rather blue." Hiked Smith, "what on earth l a fellow to dot" Mr dear boil" laid Jones, "If that la the rub. unit make in Immoderate um of your club." Truth. The Emancipated Woman. 'Jnjfffles' wife hex charged him with failure to support her." Thet so? Whut was she mnnln' fur?" Detroit Free Press. The Teat la Roatoa. MI adore you," said he. "How much do you adore me?" asked Miss liekonstrect, calmly. "Enough to Join our Browning society this winter?" lie struinrlcd within himself and he whispered: "Even that!" Miss Ilukonstrcet smiled tenderly upon him and murmured: "One thing more; will you take me to the symphony lo-mormw In my now bloomers?" iiut ns bad Bed and they are no longer platonlo friends. Life. Beginning Early. "Thank you, my dear," said the pretty young woman to the bright-eyed boy who had risen In the crowded car to gire her his seat. ' lie stood a fow moments with his feet very wide apart, and then he said: "If I was a man and a little girl had got up to give me a seat I'd take her on my lap." Chicago Tribune. Jtut What Did lie Mean? Miss Keedik (proudly) Mr. Tilling host told me last night that I was a por feet poem. Miss Fosdick I think that was real cruel of him. "Why?" "Ha told me only two days ago that ho thoroughly detested poetry." Town Topics. Why lie Was Not Rewarded. Sam Sally Finch said in thcrspellin' bee thct ef I told her how ter Bpell word she would give me a kins orter school. Jake An' didn't yer tell her? Sam Of course I told her but, goi dern Itl I told her wrong. Judge. A rit'Tl ltK OF THE FUTCRH. A Consultation, Patient Doctor, my memory has re cently becomo shockingly bad. Doctor Indeed? In these cases, sir, !t is my invariable rule to ask for my fee in advance. London Punch. Looking Backward. Bhe curries all before her, Out it wasn't always lot We all recall the bustle And the days f long ago. Detroit Tribune. A CHEAT DEAL WORSE. CholliB YvT, k. va vmt MTxinntvi rail 1 1 Hon Miss Patterson? Did her father Object? Aigie Nosbe did. Brooklyn Life. Valuable Beelpe. Jess Eating onions quite often nses me to get a good night's sleep. . Bess How so? Jess They drive young Staylatej y eany. Town Topics. In a Cafe. Oua Snobcrly This Isn't the genuln Tench coimac? New Walter How do Ton know It You cant talk French. Texas outings. Fllegendc Blactter's idea of a school boy a hundred years hence. A Meaa Man. Winkers Talking about mean men, do you know Iiinkcrs? Minkcrs Is he mean? Winkers Meant Mean la no name fnr it. Whv. that fellow is mean enough to put his name on an umbrella. N. Y. Weekly. A Stab from llehlnd. Blueblood Britisher I came from fine old English aristocratic lamiiy, ksanrit VOU. Miss Keenune Ah, really? Did they give yon a good character when you left theme A. i. norm. A Narrow Escape. Mrs. Kaddy (oeornfully) I wouldn't be an old maid for any tlftng in the world. ,, Miss Elderly (calmly Kiea. we all saw that when you got your chance to get married. Chicago Record. How lie Knew. He I observe my company is not agreeable to you. She Uow did you observe it? Ue-By the clock. YoaVe turned It forward Instead of back.-JJ. Y. Herald. A Play on Words. "Those rabbits remind me of Salll tan, the prize fighter." "Because they are knocked outr "No, because they are dead game. Truth. -Better Than Keioseoe. Half a tcaspoonful of sugar scattered over a dying fire is better than kerosene and has no element of danger. A number of the eastern railroads hav ing on January 1, ltfo, changed their rules regarding the issue of reduced rates to clergymen, and unauthorized statements as to the reasons for making the change having been published, con siderable correspondence between the clergy and the railroads has resulted. The recent letter from Hon. Chauncey M. Depew, President of the New York Central, corrects certain erroneous im pressions and states that company's po sition in the matter rery dearly. The letter is as follows: New York Central and Hudsos Biver Railroad Co-, Grand Central Depot. New Yon. Janaarv Is. IMS. Xhcfoa . CmUm sad M. B. AMeMas, J). O., Ctmmittu: GntLiiiii,-1 am In receipt of vour letter of January 15th, enclosing the resolutions of the Presbyterian Minis ters' Association of Rochester. The resolutions are based upon a misapprehension of the facts. The press dispatch announcing that the New York Central had withdrawn the ministerial half-rate tickets "because some of the ministers had abused the privilege, loaning their permits to un authorized persons, and sometimes even selling them," was wholly unauthor ized. No such information or notice was given to the press or to anyone else by any officer of this company. There was also an interview reported with me on this subject, making similar, it not more serious charges, but no such in terview ever took place. I deeply regret the publicity which was given to this matter and the div eussion which has grown out of it be fore we had really arrived at what was the best policy for this company and its associates in the Trunk Line Asso ciation to pursue. It had been devel oped that very great abuses existed in the issuance and use of the so-called ministerial ticket. It was not, however, the fault of the ministers. So far as I can ascertain, no clergyman of any church has been guilty of any impro priety in the use of this privilege. Like most departures from regular rules, this one led after awhile to serious de moralization of passenger rates. The privilege of the ministerial order be came extended to all persons who had ever been ordained as clergymen, whether they still had any charge or performed any ministerial services or not. Many who had gone into business elalmed and received the order. Then it was extended to missionaries and officers of the Salvation Army, of the Y. M. C. A., and of other religious or semi-religious organizations. This ena bled railway officials who desired to do so to issue the half-rate ticket to almost anybody. I am sorry to say that some railways do not treat their agreements with each other with the same sense of honorable obligation which the ofllcers would ob serve in their individual transactions. We were amazed to discover that in or der to Increase their business without apparently cutting the rates a few of the roads placed the ministerial tickets in scalpers offices for sale. In this way they came into the hands of the general public. It frequently occurred that the conductor, when calling upon some passenger whom he did not think was a minister to produce the ministerial order which every clergyman carried, was met by a flat refusal, simply be cause the passenger was not a minis ter, had no order and had received or purchased the ticket in some one of the ways which I have aescribeU. ur, the conductor would find that under the guise of a missionary or an officer of one of these organizations he had re' teived the order and ticket or else had bought a ticket which some one who could not be vouched for as a clergy' man with a charge had secured, and then placed in a scalper s office for sale. Of course the essential principle at the bottom of the relations between the railways and the public is that every body shall be treated alike; that the railway fare shall be line the postage of the srovernment, the same to every one who boards the train and becomes a nassenirer between the same points, The wisdom of the prohibition of dis criminations in favor of one person airalnst another, or of one shipper as against another, or of one locality as against another, is now universally au' mitted, and is incorporated in the rail' wav laws. The ministerial ticket was Issued at a reduced rate, not as an act of charity, as some have alleged, but because it was believed that the clergy and the church performed an essential service which was folt throughout the vast em- nlnvment of these corporations. Personally, I would be very glad if the privilege could be continued under restrictions which would connne within legitimate bounds. You will see, however, from the explanations which 1 have given, how difficult a problem this is. Yours very truly, (Signed) Cuaunckt M. Depbw, President. - Allan Argm.Jan. to, 1S9S. AEP and mes. grant. EiB Is Glad to See the Widow Wei corned by the South. Bha Is a Hoathera Womaa She Owned alavaa lata AbollUoa Her Hubaad Was a Democrat aad Arp Ba aaaatbera Htm Kindly. Miu.iosAiiiE-"Hnnesty, my son, Is a) iiio t nnlicv." His Son "Well, maybe it is, fntlier; but still you've done pretty well." lit-Bits. THR (IRE AT tlEBMAJf COFFEE BKRRT Coffee atone centa pound.that is what it costs to grow it, good coffee.too. Some say that it is better than Kio. This we know, while in Europe last summer in opnrchof seed novelties we often drank this in hotels in France, Holland and Germany. Thirty-five packages earliest vegeta ble seeds. 81 00, not 3 cents per pacKage. Larirest growers of farm seeds oats, irrass and clover, corn and pota toes, etc., in the world. Early heavy Yielding vegetables our specialty. I VOU WILL CUT THIS OUT AND SKffD IT with 15c postage to the John A. Salzer Seed company, Lacrosse, vis., you win get free a package of their Gkrm ah Cor- rut Berry seed ana tneir catalogue. i, "Is the last church fair did the young la dies take part?" Mr. Hlimpurse "Orcat Beott, no-, they took all." Chicago Inter Ocean. - PoucsMA!-"Move on, now." Street Boy (after reaching safe distance) "Yer neednt i-been seared. I wasn't, watchlu' yeh." Oood News. We are pleased to read about the eor dial, friendly greeting that our people art giving to Mrs. General Grant. I syspa thize with her specially-because she came jph this sin-struck world the same year and month that I did and was bora and raised In Dixie and inherited about the same number of slaves that my wife did and lived off their hire up to the day of Lincoln's proclamation of freedom In 1863, and then lost them and got no pay for them, just as my wife lost hers. But there is one little difference. Mrs. Grant is drawing a pension of f3,(XJO a year and siy poor wife isn't drawing anything. Mrs. Grant is a Southern woman and her sympathies were with our people until the fortunes of wsr drifted her lord and master the other way. A professions soldier will generally fight for the best pay and the highest promotion when other influences are equally balanced; for in stance, when he lives slong the dividing line aud has interests on both sides of It am glad our people honored Mrs. Grant. for her husband was at the last kind to the South and dared to shield us from the tyranny uf our eomiuerera. lie had no revenges, no malice, bat acted the soldier pure and simple. From the day thut Lin coln called him from his brother's tsnysrd at Guk'na ho never showed brutality or hatred to our people. In fact he was nat urally a kiud-hearted man and his com rades loved him. Our own Gen. Long street was his intimate friend in the old army and helped him win his wife, and has always defended him. The Northern Ueputilicaus never admired him, for he was a Democrat and a slave-owner, and after the war was over he would not let them confiscate our property and grind us Into the dust. Up to this day they have not been able or willing to raise the money to build a monument to his mem ory. It is curious that Grant and Lin coln, the two greatest factors in the war, were men with Southern sympathies and had Southern wives and who repeatedly declared that so far as they were con cerned the negro was not in It. Lincoln said that if he could save the Union with out freeing a slave he would do it No body believes this except those who know it. The negroes do not believe it Eng land does not believe it, but contributed freely fo Lincoln's monument that repre sents him striking the shackles from the slaves. It' is astonishing how long It takes to get the truth of history, but sooner or later it comes out. We are not lamenting the results of the war, espe cially not lamenting the freedom of the slaves, but we have all these years suf fered from slander and false accusation, and we rejoice that the truth is gradually taking hold of the Northern mind. Slan der runs a race and truth mores slow, but it catches up. This reminds me that an educated KiiKllshman told my son that fur all these ypara he thought our civil war was between North and South America A brighter day Is dnwning. When we see New Knxlimd mills breaking up and coming South it Is a sign that their people no longer believe us to be bnr iinrluns, but are willing to cast their fortunes in the South. Without cring ing to their superior wenlth we give cordial welcome to nil who dnre to come. I met a Cnpe Cod Yankee here who Is as friendly ns a brother and Is delighted with the Smith nud her people and re grets tlint he has invent oil money In the Northwest. He has purchased prop erty here and is building a winter home on the bay and the fun of it is the first thing he did wns to dig a cellar. "Whnt Is thnt for?" snid I. "Well, we always have a cellar up North." sold he. "We rouldent keep house without a cellar." He has stored apples and potatoes snd turnips so long in a cellar that he thinks ho must hare one. Suid he would have brought one down if be could have moved It. This little hamlet is sotnewhnt hidden from Ihe outer world and is off the great thoronghfure. but when found the visitor Is content. We are nil cnlra and serene and are more amused than concerned about polities. If the laws of trade tnke all gold to England let it go. Then we can run silver I reckon. I wouldent issue any more bonds payable In gold. It Is another miserable makeshift. The extravagance of the national government has broiieht about this disgraceful condi tion of affairs nnd maybe a general bnst np will help os. Our gorrrnmcnt Is Just like a man wlio Is every year spending moro than his Income nnd keeps on bor rowing from Peter to pny Paul and giv ing another mortgage to make up the deficit. Legislation won't pay dpbts nor raise prices. Then let the old ship run en to the breakers If she wants to. As Cobe snys: "It's nil optiohnry with me." Let us swap politicians for New Englnnd mills, as your paper said last week. Poli ticians are frauds. Tom Beed tells us thnt personally he Is for one thing and politically he is for another. Thnt Is politics. He would see the country damn ed If It would damn the Democratic pnrty. Have we no statesmen who will rise above these petty animosities? Do nil the Kepublicana want a protective tariff and a gold stuudurd? Are these strictly party questions or are they great na tional questions? But why discuss the modern politician, the selfish creature who will promise everything for votes? Already have they established paternal ism as a fixture upon government nnd millions are spent to cntch the popnlal ear and satisfy the popular greed. How can this government much longer stand the plunder of her Treasury? But I must stop ruminating upon these things. They disturb my tranquillity. Do You Wish the Finest Bread and Cake? It is conceded that the Royal Baking Powder b the purest and strongest of all the baking powders. The purest baking powder makes the finest, sweet est, most delicious food. The strongest baking pow der makes the lightest food. That baking powder which is both purest and strongest makes the most digestible and wholesome food. Why should not every housekeeper avail herself of the baking powder which will give her the best food with the least trouble? Avoid all baking powders sold with a gift or prize, or at a lower price than the Royal, as they invariably contain alum, lime or Bul phurio acid, and render the food unwholesome. Certain protection from alum baking powders can be had by declining to accept any substitute for the Royal, which is absolutely pure. Thb giraffe has a tongue seventeen Inches long that is the male giraffe. What must be the length of the tongue of the lady giraffe I Ths man who Is slways Impugning the motives of others simply advertises what he would do if he bad their opiwrtunitles. FREE t I Christian Eadeavorers Pocket Unlda and Map of Boston, the Conveolloa City. The Passenger Department of the Big Four Route have issued a very convenient snd attractive Pocket Uuide to the City of Boston which will be sent free of c-narge to all members of the Young People's Isoclety of Christian Endeavor who will aond three two-ceut stamps to cover mailing charges to the undersigned. Tills Pocket Uuide should be In tho hands of every member of the Society who cuntempluUiS attending the 14th Annual Convention, as it snows ine lo cation of ail Depot, Uotuls, Cliun nes, In stitutions, Places of Amusement, Promi nent Uuildlngs, Htreet Car Lines, Etc., tc. Write soon as the edition is limited. E. O. Mel oiiMirK, Passenger Traffic Manager, Big Four Route, nucinnau, u. Tsicnim "Johnnie, did vou look In the dictionary for Uiesiielling of cyclooel'1 John nie "Yes'm; I read tho first ten pages an' I couldn't nnd It no place, "inter ucean. A TsxriEH attuchmont is often followed by a train of disustcr. Dearaeas CaaaeS ba Cared ( by local applications, as they cannot reach thediseused portion of theear. There isouly one way to cure Deuf ncss, aud that la bycon stitutionul remedies. Deafness iscaused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets inflamed you have arumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it la entirely rlcied Deafness is the result, snd unless tne Inflammation can bo taken out and this tune restored to its normal condition, beurlug will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which Is nothing but an Inhume! condition of the mucous sur faces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cum Send for circulars, free. r. J. Ciisnkt Co.. Toledo, 0. "Hold by DruginsU, 7.. all's Family tills, ii cents. Out Wis Exouns Policeman (grabbing offender by the collar "Hold on. there. Hold on." Oflendor "What fort Ain't you attending to that!" Detroit Free Press. A Dosi in Time Saves Nine of Hale's Honey of Horehound and Tar for Coughs. Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one niinutA. BrcnEHT "Prof easor, which is tho logical wav of reaching a conclusion!" Professor "Take a train of thought, my boy." will tnke a walk In the gnrden and let my choler down. I will sail over to the Island and help the little girl to pick np Shells. I will sing "Hall Columbia, happy land. If we ain't ruined I'll be hanged." BILL ARP. THE ONWARD HARCM of Consumption Is stopped short by Dr. tierce's Golden Med ical Discovery. If you haven't waited beyond reason, there's complete re covery aud cure. Although by many believed to be incur able, there is tbe evidence of hundreds of living witnesses to the fact that, in all its earlier stages, con. sumntion Is a curable disease. Not every ' case, but a large per - ctnlart of casts, and 'we believe, fully VH per cent, are cured bv Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, even after the disease has progressed so far as to induce repeated bleedings from tbe lungs, severe lingering cough with copious eipectorntion (including tubercu lar matter), great loss of flesh and extreme emaciation and weakness. Do you doubt that hundreds of eucn cases reported to us as cured by " Golden Med ical Discovery " were genuine cases of that dread and fatal disease f Ypu need not take our word for it They have, ill nearly every instance, been ao pronounced by the best snd most experienced home physicians, who have no interest whatever in mis representing them, and who were often strongly prejudiced and advised against a trial of "Colden Medical Discovery," but who have been forced to confess that it surpasses, in curative power over this fatal malady, all other medicines with which they are acquainted. Nasty cod liver oil and its filthy "emulsions" and mixtures, had been tried in nearly all these cases and had either utterly failed to bene fit, or had only seemed to benefit a little for a short time. Extract of malt, whiskey, and various preparations of the hypophos pbites hsd also been faithfully tried in vain. 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Mammoth rurni Do.UtfY il'HS A. tUUCKH UK KB ill., Ulrw, Wife OB0P3Y Treated fren, MHni erst s nrtd mnr .n:l cum fr Hs. lnmSJ.tlr!''ill, 'WV book r -,""i',!.,rir,.ur;orirsrii BaTI TRIM MtKt ?"" "f ZL L A. fciUULfl aiV'Ui ' m ' rorll rVwinnMarhlniH., Mtanhahd Uooda Onir. thm Trade Huppll4. rViid forwboleoleprtr Hat. RlJLOCI MT'OCO., Qit Ivc ua l t.StXouli.iiatf NEEDLES, SHUTTLES, REPAIRS. o.v. v. aifTonH, M.r., aseVl.ksr'. Theater, (3lcao, Itl. GAYOSO HOTELr FINF.HT HOTK1, IN THE STATE. Ttateai !.r.O to 4.BO Per IJny. A. N. K F 1640 WHEN WlllTl!(e TO ABVBBTISERS FLEASX? stats taat ra at the A4twUmsmI la Has Ho Other 5oap Does Its Work 5oVell. One Trial Yill Prove This. JMDt SOLD EVERYWHERE raaKfAlRBANKGOST.toa