COWBOYS PASSING AWAY.
Picturesque Characters of the Western
Fixing Are Seldom Seen Now.
“A picturesque figure in American
life is rapidly passing away,” said L.
of Texas, who is registered
U thr, Ebbitt. “I refer to the cowboy
of tictiou, the man with the big som
brero, the bucking broncho and the
shooting irons that he used to operate
w.th reckless disregard for conse
quences as he rode at breakneck
speed through some frontier town, yell
ing the while at his loudest. Such was
the cowboy of dime novel fame, and,
though the assertion has often been de
nied, he has existed and does exist yet
In limited numbers. It Is this class of
the cowboy that is rapidly disappear
“The cowboy of practical existence,
or ‘cow puncher,* as he is known in the
vernacular of the plains, is an impor
tant factor in Western life. He wears
a sombrero and can sit a bucking
broncho with all the grace of his more
romantic brother, but his shooting irons
are for use in guarding his herd from
cattle thieves rather than the terrori
zation of peact.'ul citizens and he is as
hard worked and industrious a citi
zen as you will met with in a day’s
travel, instead of leading the wild life
of a nomad, he is more likely to have
a wife and several young hopefuls at
the ranchliouse. He works hard, be
cause he has to, and if his guns are
ever taken from his holsters it is for
the same reason. We have a great
many more undesirable citizens in this
county* than the Texas cow puncher.”
Passing of the Horse.
So soon as nature sees an improvement
there is a change. The candle gave way
to electricity and the horse to the auto
mobile. The fact that Hostetter’s Stom
ach Hitters has been sold for over half a
century, proves its value. There is noth
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'Wedded for Gold
BY BERTHH N.CLHY
Love and youth were strong within
him; he could not breathe within the
narrow compass of four walls that night.
He went out into the moonlight; he could
think of it all—realize it gll—better there.
He had won Violet. She was his own,
the beautiful girl whom everyone loved
and admired—his own, to love him and
bless him. to crown his life.
The union was a settled thing. Both
families met and talked it over. It was
a certainty; and a few days after Felix
had placed the little ring on Violet’s fin
ger he went to make inquiries about the
cottage, while Mrs. Lonsdale said to her
self more than once: “i do not know how
it is, but T wish that he had chosen Eve
Hers was the one pure, gentle heart to
which the news of the engagement came
like a terrible blow, although it had long
been expected. Evelyn Lester had never
even owned to herself that she loved
Felix Lonsdale, yet when she heard the
news it seemed to her tnat the bright
face of heaven was hidden from her by
a dark funeral pall. They had all been
children together, and in their childish
quarrels it was always Evelyn who de
fended Felix. He could do no wrong in
her eyes; in her opinion the wide world
held no other so brave, so handsome or so
noble; and the childish love had uncon
sciously grown with her—she called it
friendship, and believed it to be nothing
It was the puzzle of the whole neigh
borhood how so sweet a girl as Eve Les
ter eould have grown up under the charge
of one like her Aunt Jane. She was the
perfect type of an English girl—graceful,
healthy, with a rounded figure, a dear
complexion, fair brown hair, red, ripe
lips, a face that one would call sweet
rather than beautiful. Of a hundred men
perhaps ninety-nine would have passed
Eve by and thought but little of her; the
hundredth would have considered her
face one of the sweetest and dearest.
There was a quiet dignity about her, a
graceful ease and self-possession that de
lighted her aunt. Evelyn had a small for
tune entirely at her own command, but
her aunt was always at hand to see that
there was no undue expense.
Outlands was a pretty farm not more
than half a mile from Lilford, and Miss
Lester was supposed to have made
money. She, with her niece, belonged to
the gentry, but, owing to the elder wom
an’s peculiarities, the two ladies visited
seldom and seldom received any visitors.
If there was one man in Jane Lester’s
eyes less contemptible than another it
was eertainly Felix Lonsdale.
“The boy has a beautiful face,” she
was accustomed to say of him, “and beau
ty is a woman’s gift.”
So, because he had a “woman’s gift,”
M iss Lester looked more kindly on him.
She liked to see him at Outlands. She
gave him any nmount of good advice; she
was pleased that he should be a friend of
No one was more delighted than Jane
Lester to hear of the legacy, but the en
gagement did not please her so well. Love
and marriage were folly in her eyes.
*T am disappointed in you, Felix Lons
dale,” she said, sharply. “I thought you
had a little more sense than the general
ity of men. Pray expect no congratula
tes from me-rl have none to give.”
But Eve smiled at him with her clear,
“I am very pleased,” she said, “for I
know that you love Violet dearly.”
"We shall always be friends,” he told
And she answered him with a happy
smile on her sweet face.
They would always be friends; for she
desired nothing better in life than the
friendship of Felix Lonsdale.
Felix had settled in liis own mind that
he would persuade Violet to become his
wife before the chill October killed the
flowers and stripped the trees. So he
thought and hoped and dreamed, while
a cloud was rising in the distance no
larger than a man’s hand.
One day Darcy Lonsdale returned with
a perplexed look on his face to his new
house, liis wife, wondering at it, asked
“What is the matter, Darcy 7”
After thinking for a few minutes, he
“The very air seems thick with fan
cies,” he answered. “I saw three of my
best friends this morning standing in a
group in Castle street, and when 1 join
ed them I knew by the embarrassed ex
pression on each man’s face that they
had been talking about me.”
“What could they have to say about
you. Darcy?” asked Ivate. “It was all
"No; 1 am sure they were speaking cf
me. I went to the bank this morning,
and as I was entering the door I distinct
ly heard the manager say, ‘Mistaken in
Lonsdale’ I heard the words as plainly
as you hear them now. He was talking
to one of the partners, and they were
both cool, I thought, in their manner.”
Kate threw her arms round his neck
and kissed his anxious face.
"Why should anyone talk about you or
lie cool to you, dear? You have doue no
"No; but there is something. Kate, in
the minds of the people about me. I can
not imagine what it is.”
Kate tried to cheer him; she laugTted at
the notion. What could there be? She
knew that there was no one like him.
No one could accuse him of a mean ac
tion: his life had always been fair, open,
loyal and transparent. It was absurd.
He must be out of health; he should go
away and rest himself for a time. Peo
ple cool to him. indeed!' She would like
to see anyone treat him with less respect
and honor than he deserved.
Yet she waited anxiously for him the
next day. She was somewhat surprised,
for there had been a perfect deluge of
tradesmen's bills—au occurrence that had
never happened before. The baker had
*ent in his bill, and the butcher wanted
ready money: the upholsterers who had
furnished Vale House pressed for a set
tlement in consequence of unlooked-for
losses. Kate showed the bills to her hus
“What does it mean?” she asked, won
“It means, my dear, that there is some
-übtle agency at work against us—l can
not tell what. Tt means also that the
tradespeople must bo paid at one. In
deed, Kate, we would have been wise
had we waited tilt the legacy had been
paid to ns la-fort' we came here.”
"Rut it is certain,* said Kate, a little
“As certain as fate.” he replied; and
then they talked a little more cheerfully
about what they would do wheu the
money was at their command.
That same evening Felix came home
looking slightly preoccupied. He had
seen one of their oldest clients go into
George Malcolm's office, and the vicar of
th.- parish, the Rev. Darnel Hunter, had
passed him with the coldest of bows. He
also had an impression that there was
something wrong. He could tell neither
what it was nor why it was.
Felix thought that there would be time
to walk over to The Limes. He had a
very beautiful book that he had bought
for Violet, and he wanted to to
It struck him, when he entered the
drawing room of The Limes, that the
three assembled there had been speaking
of him, their greeting was so awkward,
so constrained, so unlike the genial, kind
ly reception that had always been given
to him hitherto. Mrs. Haye held out her
hand to him, but her eyes fell, and her
husband’s half-murmured words were in
audible; Violet looked embarrassed; and
for the first time under that hospitable
roof the young lover felt ill at ease.
When he laid the volume on the table,
Mr. Haye took it up.
“This must have cost something,” he
said, “for it is very handsome. It would
be better to save money than to spend it
—we npne of us know when the evil day
“I do not fear evil days,” remarked
Felix, with all the sanguine hope of a
“The wisest among us may expect
them,” said Mr. Haye, briefly.
When he had said good-night to the
two seniors and asked Violet if she would
walk to the gate with him, Mrs. Haye
“It is too cold,” she said. “Violet has
been complaining of headache all day;
she must not go out.”
And the tone was so decided, so stern,
that Felix could not oppose Mrs. Haye.
He held Violet’s hand one minute in his;
he tried to look into the depths of her
beautiful eyes, but they drooped from
his, and he could not see them. lie left
her with a few whispered words, feeling
more unhappy than he bad ever felt be
For the first time he noticed that night
a look of anxiety on his father’s face.
Nor was the mystery lessened when on
the day following Mrs. Lonsdale, going
on her daily round of shopping, met the
vicar’s wife, Mrs. Hunter, who stopped
to speak to her. *•
“This is a very sad affair, Mrs. Lons
dale.” she said; a'nd Kate, looking at her,
asked quietly what affair she meant. She
looked so entirely unconscious that the
vicar’s wife was surprised.
“Have you heard no bad news of—of—
,any one?” she asked; and Kate answer
Then Mrs. Hunter related some trifling
little story; and even as she related it
Kate told herself that she was inventing
it. With her honest, straightforward
eyes she looked at the vicar’s lady.
“You are not telling me what was in
your mind when you first spoke to me,”
she said. “What were you thinking of,
But Mrs. Hunter, after laughingly par
rying the remark, hastily said good-morn
ing in a very embarrassed fashion, and
Mrs. Lonsdale went home with a ter
rific sense of foreboding. Her pretty
house seemed almost to oppress her. She
wished that she had not burdened herself
with a nursery governess; as for the new
silk dress, it no longer gave her the least
pleasure. What was this cloud hanging
over her husband and her children? Was
it only nervous fancy, or was there evil
looming in the distance?
She was soon to know; and when she
did know it proved to be even greater
than she feared.
“I am very sorry—l think it unjust;
hut it is quite impossible to say how it
will end,” said George Malcolm, the law
For the secret was known now—the
shadow had become a substance, the
vague fancies had all assumed a form,
the airy nothings had become realities so
stern and so cruel that they had driven
Darcy Lonsdale almost to despair. Mrs.
Hardman’s heir-at-law, James Hardman,
had given legal notice that he intended
to contest his relative’s will on the ground
of undue influence. lie maintained that
Darcy Lonsdale had taken undue advan
tage of his position, that he had influenc
ed a weak-minded woman, and had per
suaded her to leave him the half of her
money. It was a clever ruse, advising
her to send tor another lawyer; but it
would not help him. Everyone in Lil
ford knew this before the least rumor of
it reached Darcy Lonsdale. He went at
once to Mr. Malcolm; but the honest law
yer had no cheering news for him.
"I am a lawyer myself,” he said, “but
I can never tell how a lawsuit may end;
it may take the right turn, and again it
may take a wrong one.”
”Rut,” returned Darcy Lonsdale, “Mrs.
Hardman meant me to have the money,
did she not? That one broad fact no one
“I believe honestly that she intended
you to have it. 1 know she did. She
talked to me for some time about the
good it would do to you and your chil
“Then what can there be found to dis
pute? She intended to give me the money,
and she did give it,” cried Darcy Lons
“The law deals heavily with casos like
this. James Hardman will plead that
he is heir-at-law. that he is the rightful
heir of the late Elizabeth Hardman, that
he has beeu brought up in expectation of
receiving the money, and that you have
taken an undue advantage of your posi
tion as her legal adviser and friend to
induce her to leave it to you.”
"But,” declared Mr. Lonsdale. “I did
no such thing; I swear to you I never
asked, influenced or said one word to her
about it. How dare any man say such a
thing of me?”
"1 am very sorry for you,” said George
Malcolm. “I can say no more. Ido not
believe it, and I shall stand by you
through it all. Hardman has placed the
whole matter in th® hands of a London
firm, and the trial will come on about the
end of September. You must prepare
your defense and look np your witnesses."
“If my whole life does not witness for
me,” said Darcy Lonsdale, with quiet
dignity, “then the words of no man cau
He dreaded going home —for the first
time in his life he disliked passing
through the streets of his native town,
for the first time he shrank from the
glances and words of his old comrades.
“Heaven help Kate!” he said to him
self. “How am I to tell her?”
But Kate knew already—snch news
travels fast. It was no weeping, hysteri
ca! wife who clung to him, half mad with
womanish fears; a bright, tender face
looked into his, sweet, warm, white hands
clasped his. loving lips kissed him. a
brave, bright voice cheered him with the
music of home words.
“1 have heard all about it. Darcy.” said
his wife. “Never mind—no one can in
jure you. You are innocent, honest and
honorable. Never mind what auyoue says
—heaven knows the trnth. and I love you
all the more that you bear this blame so
Darcy Lonsdale was relieve.! to find his
wife so cheerful, and they sat down to
discuss their difficulty.
“Give the money back. Darcy,” said
his wife. “If I were in your place I
would not touch one shilling of it.”
“If I did that it w ould look as though
T feared inquiry—as though I knew that
I had gained it by wrong means, and re
morse compelled me to return it.”
“But,” said his wife, “if there should be
a trial, and it should go against yon?'*
“Then I must bear it liae a man. Kate.
I have had many blessings—if it pleases
heaven to send me a reverse, i must not
Presently Felix came In, and one glance
at his son’s face told Darcy Lonsdale that
he had heard the whole story. The hand
some young face was full of emotion. He
went straight up to his father and laid
his hand lovingly upon his shoulder.
“Let me help you. father,” he said. “No
man shall say one word against you
while I live.”
And the two inpn—father and son—
shook hands. There was more expressed
in that silent grasp than there could have
been in a volume of words.
“You have heard the story, I suppose,
Felix,” said Mrs. Lonsdale.
“Yes, I have heard it, and a more cru
elly unjust story never was told. Let me
help to fight your battle, father.”
Presently Mrs. Lonsdale said, musing
“What will Violet say when she hears
“Say?” cried Felix. “She will be in
dignant. She will agree with me that
any man who listens to it ought to be
shot. Why do you look so strangely at
"I was wondering,” she said, “whether
this would make any difference to her or
to her parents—l mean in respect of your
“Difference? No —yet T am wrong. Yes,
it will make this one difference. She will
love me the better and cling to me the
more. I have no doubt about Violet. It
is the one thing needed to quicken her
love for me with anew, strange life.”
They talked until long after midnight;
they looked the evil in the face. If they
went to law, and the law was against
them, what then? They would be dread
fully embarrassed for ready money. The
nursery governess must go. but they couid
remain at Vale House, nud the partner
ship should not be dissolved.
The autumn was come; the golden glory
of summer had given way to it. The
luxuriant trees made the woods a pic
ture. The yellow leaves lay in dank
heaps, the corn had all been cut and car
ried, the fruit gathered; the gloaming was
longer, and the sunset had clouds of deep
The little town of Lilford had experi
enced a social earthquake. The great trial
of Lonsdale versus Hardman had been
decided, and the verdict was against Dar
cy Lonsdale; the will was declared null
and void, and the whole of the property
was to be given to‘James Hardman.
“I shall never hold up my head again,”
said Darcy Lonsdale, with a deep sob.
“I shall never look my fellow-men in the
That his old friends should have be
lieved this of him pained the brave, honest
heart. He had a long illness, from which
it was feared at first that he would never
It was a dreary time. The business
fell away; the townspeople said to each
other that they could not trust a man of
whom such things had been said—they
could not leave their interests in his
hands. One after another the old names
disappeared from his books. Men he had
known all liis simple life fought shy of
him and the dreary time passed on.
Felix worked hard, but it was like row
ing against an angry current. There
were some gleams of comfort; one of
them neither father nor son ever forgot.
It was an eveuiug in October, dark and
chill. For the first time the invalid had
come downstairs, and the weight of anx
iety upon him was like a weight of lead.
Those were days of strict economy in
Vale House. There was no tempting
fruit for the feeble appetite, no generous
wine to give strength to the feeble frame.
The- best medicine that the invalid had
were the cheering, kindly words of his
wife, the love of his son.
That evening Felix came home late
from his office; he was tired, owing to the
hard work and ill-fortune of the day. He
fought nobly with misfortune, but he
fought in vain. His kind face brightened
when he saw a letter for him. It must
be from Violet. Oh, to escape, if only
for one hour, and sun himself in the light
of her presence! He saw her so seldom
now. tyas hajd at work during tjie
day, and the nights were so colu for
walks and rambles. He occasionally
went over to The Limes; but the welcome
that he received there was not of the
warmest, but he could not see Violet
He took up the letter with a smile and
read it. It was not from Violet, but
from her father, Francis Haye, saying
that the marriage must bo deferred at
least a year, as he was quite sure that
under the circumstances Felix could not
hamper himself with a wife. “Violet
was,” he said, “of the same opinion, as
he would see;” nud indeed there was a
rose-tinted, sweet-scented note from Vio
let—just a few lines—to the effect that
she thought her father was right.
• (To be continued.)
LIVE IN THE COUNTRY,
The Beet Literary Work is Done by Men
Whose Homes Are Outside the Cities.
“See for a moment bow the matter of
residence affects literary i>eople, with
whose work, naturally, I am familiar,”
writes Edward Bolt, In the Ladies’
Home Journal, of “The American Man
and the Country.” “Pick out th 2 suc
cessful writers of the day and see
where their homes are. Scarcely in a
single instance will you find one of
them living in the city. On the other
hand, look at the work done by your
literary denizen of the city and see how
it suffers in comparison with that of
the man or woman whose mind rests on
God's own handiwork. Such writers
are like pygmies compared to the men
who with fresh minds look over God's
landscape and reflect the deepest and
truest thoughts of real men and wom
en. See bow an author—and this is a
constant occurrence—living in some re
mote country place does a great piece
of work, and then, allured by false
prophets, removes to the city and con
tinues his work there. Is his work the
same? Verily, it is not. Degeneration
takes place as soon as he removes him
self from man's truest surroundings.
And what is true to-day of men in lit
erary work Is equally true of men in
the kindred arts. The great work of
the world is being doue to-day by men
whose lives are spent away from the
The Greatest River In the World.
How many Americans know that
there is no river system on earth which
even distantly compares with that of
the Mississippi and its tributaries? The
census tells us that these rivers, all
flowing through one channel into the
Gulf of Mexico, aggregate more than
100,000 miles in length. The Amazon,
the Nile, the Ganges, and all the rest
of the great river systems on earth, put
together, scarcely approach this mag
nificent showing. A steamboat leaving
Pittsburg can visit twenty-three States
without passing through any artificial
channel. She can go up the Allegheny
and Monongabela. the Big Sandy, the
Kentucky, the Wabash, the Tennessee,
and the Cumberland—clear into Ala
bama— before reaching the mouth of
the Ohio. Below Cairo she can tra
verse not only the Mississippi but the
St. Francois, the Arkansas, the Wt*te,
the Red, tbe Yazoo, the Tallahatehee,
the Yalobusha, the Ouachita, the great
bayous, and all the tributaries of these
streams, making hundreds of mile*.
Tbe Price of Contaat l.oyalty.
"But." said the tourist, “I should
think your frequent revolutions would
entail an euormous expense upon your
“They do,” replied the native of the.
Sooth American republic. “Why, we
often have to change flags several times
MUST STOP ATTACKS.
China Warnel to Put Immediate End
to Firing on Legations.
The State Department Thursday morn
ing made public the text of the note ad
dressed to the Chinese government
through Minister Wu. The dispatch is
not in the form or nature of an ultima
tum. It insists, however, that the tiring
on the legations cease and that the im
perial government, if it desires to show
its friendliness, shall co-operate with the
relieving column. Following is the text
of note: j
We are availing ourselves 01! the oppor
tunity offered by the imperial edict of Aug.
5 allowing to the foreign ministers free com
munication with their . respective govern
ments in cipher, and have sent a communica
tion to Minister Conger, to which we await
We are already advised by him, in a brief
dispatch received Aug. 7, that imperial
troops are tiring daily upon the ministers in
Peking. We demand the immediate cessa
tion of hostile attacks by imperial troops
upon the legations, and urge the exercise of
every power and energy of the imperial gov
ernment for the protection of the legations
aud all foreigners therein.
We are also advised by the same dispatch
from Minister Conger that, in his opinion,
for the foreign ministers to leave Peking, as
proposed in the edict of Aug. 2, would be
certain death. In view of the fact that the
imperial troops are now tiring upon the lega
tions, and in view of the doubt expressed by
the imperial government in its edict of Aug.
2 as to its power to restore order and secure
absolute safety In Peking, it is evident that
this apprehension is well founded, for if
your government cannot protect our minis
ter in Peking, it will presumptively, be un
able to protect him upon a journey from
Pekin to the coast.
We therefore urge upon the imperial gov
ernment thai it shall adopt the course sug
gested in the third clause of the lettf of
the Prtsident to His Majesty the Emperor
of China, of July ‘23, 1900, and enter into
communication with the relief expedition so
that cooperation may be secured between
them for the liberntion of the legations, the
protection of foreigners and the restoration
of order. Such action on the part of the
imperial government would be a satisfactory
demonstration of its friendliness and desire
to attain these ends.
ALVEY A. A DEE,
Acting Secretary Department of State.
Washington, Aug. 9, 1900.
CANDIDATES ARE NOTIFIED.
Bryan and Stevenson Officially In
formed of Their Nominations.
At Military Park in Indianapolis Wed
nesday afternoon William J. Bryan was
notified that for the second time he had
been chosen Democracy’s candidate for
President. And, for the second time in
his life, Adlai E. Stevenson learned of
ficially that his party had chosen him as
its candidate for the second highest office
,within the gift of the people.
The crowd at the park was so dense
that it was tedious progress for the pro
cession that escorted the nominees. Along
the line of march the throng surged for
ward and backward as they cheered for
Bryan and Stevenson. Various estimates
make the number of visitors in the city
-20,000 to 30,000. In addition to these
strangers all Indianapolis seemed to be on
It was a sweltering but good-natured
crowd. Clouds that obscured the sun
early in the day were scattered by noon
and the sun beat pitilessly upon the hosts.
The thermometer registered over 90 de
grees in the shade and in the sun, where
the majority of sight seers stood for
hours, the temperature was over 100.
Military park was gay with flags and
streamers; the walls of the (irand hotel,
from where the parade started, were al
most hidden by bunting and nearly every
building along the line of march was dec
With the day’s exercises the campaign
of 1900 may be said to have opened. The
addresses of Col. Bryan and Mr. Steven
son, in reply to the chairmen of the no
tification committees, sounded the key
note for the party that is seeking to se
cure the reins of government. It is anti
imperialism. A thousand words are de
voted to this subject where ten are used
for any other.
MOW DOWN CHINESE.
Russians Seize and Burn New Chwang
The Russians, after a terrific battle
with the Chinese at New Chwang, cap
tured the city. The Russians carried the
£orts by storm and fought the Chinese
in their trenches, which were constructed
with great ingenuity. The defensive
works of the Chinese were very formid
able. They were also greatly superior in
numbers to the attacking force, but were
badly led and gathered in great masses,
which were torn to pieces by the Rus
sians’ shells and mowed down by their
rifle fire. After capturiug the defensive
works the Russians took possession of the
native city and destroyed it by fire.
CHINA WAR NEWS .
The claim is made that the Chinese are
using dum-dum bullets.
1 A large body of Boxers is gathering
south of Tien-tsin.
Gen. Miles applied for sevice in Ccina,
but was turned down.
Chefu dispatch says the river is full of
dead Chinamen, some decapitated.
Senator Teller declares the Chinese
situation demands au extra session of
Cossacks are occupying the residence
in Tien-tsin where Li Hung Chang re
ceived Gen. Grant.
The Governor of Mukden. Manchuria,
in a proclamation, has urged his people
to massacre Christians.
Americans and Japanese in Tien-tsin
are said to have in their possession about
1,fi00,000 ounces each of Chinese bar sil
Japs don’t like British Admiral Sey
mour’s visit to the Viceroy of Nanking,
because he didn’t advise them before
There is talk at Shanghai of an alli
ance between the United States and Rus
sia to prevent the dismenlterment of
Li Ping Heng is general of the troops
In the north of tbe empire. He is intense
ly hostile to foreigners.
Aguin has again been taken by the
Russians, after a stubborn fight. Chi
nese are being pursued in the direction of
The arrival of Li Ping Heng and Kang
Yu prevented the Chinese at Tien tsin
from agreeing to peace after the city
A Berlin paper quotes Li-Hung-Chang
as saying that under no circumstances
must China cede any more territory to
Members o? the Tsung li Yanaea. who
were executed for friendliness to the
foreigners, were not beheaded, but were
cut in twain.
Chicago packers will furnish the gov
ernment 2.000.0I*) pounds of meats with
in thirty days for the American soldiers
in the Orient.
Russians who so roundly whipped the
Chinese at Aigun captured a Celestial
flag with the inscription, “Tbe People of
the Large Fist.”
A Tien-tsin dispatch says the Chinese,
seeing the large force of allies depart for
Pekin, made an attack ou the city, but
were driven back.
Japanese papers criticise the German
Emperor’s address to his troops, in which
he demanded vengeance.
Berlin corroborates Tien tsin news that
an imperial edict direct* that Takow and
Tien-tsjn be retaken by the Chinese.
Russians refused to allow Americans
to put up telephone wires on the railroad
poles from Chefu to Takow, and they
claim the railroad.
Six thousand persons, railway officials
and their families, have left Charbin for
Khabarovsk by order of the Russian
government. They include many wound
ed. and the Chinese government has con
tributed 11,000 ruU'rs for ambulance pw
“MY OWN SELF ACAIM."
Mrs. Gate* Write* to Sirs. Fink ham,
Follows *er Adrlca and Is Made Well.
“Dear Mrs. Pixkham: —For nearly
two and one-half years I have been in
feeble health. After my little child came
jww so severe at times
“ Dear Mrs. Pinkham:—
I have taken Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound as revised and now
send you a letter for publication. For
several years I was in such wretched
health that life was almost a burden.
I could hardly walk across the floor,
was so feeble. Several oi our best
physicians attended me, but failed to
help. 1 concluded to write to you for
advice. In a few days I received such
a kind, motherly letter. 1 followed your
instructions and am my ‘old self’
again. Was greatly benefited before I
had used one bottle. May God bless
you for what you are doing for suffer
ing women.”— Mrs. Ci.ara Gates,
Johns P. 0., Miss., Oct. 6, 1899.
French Express Trains.
Improvements in the speed of cer
tain trains on the Northern Kailway of
France are attracting attention in Eu
rope just now. The distance between
Calais Pier and the Nord Sta'ien in
Paris is 155.5 miles. Some trains make
the trip in less than four hours, or at
the rate of fifty or more miles an hour.
One, which runs only four days a week,
the Mediterranean train de luxe, cov
ers the distance in three hours and a
quarter, which is equal to til’ty-seven
miles an hour. This run is made with
out a stop. The fastest time made on
a daily train on the Northern Railway
of France is three hours and a half, or
fifty-three miles an hour. One of the
London newspapers, referring to the
topic, says that the nearest approach
to this speed in England are these two:
The trip is made from Paddington to
Exeter, 194 miles, in three bonus; and
forty-three minutes, or at the rate of
52.2 miles an hour, and from Euston
to Liverpool, 193% miles, in three hours
and three-quarters, or at the rate of
51.6 miles an hour. It is interesting to
compare with these figures the running
time of the Empire State express. This
train covers 444 miles in eight hours
and a quarter, which represents an
average speed of 53.8 miles an hour.
What Do the Children Drink?
Don’t give them tea or coffee. Have
you tried the new food drink called
GRAIN-O? It is delicious and nourish
ing, and takes the place of coffee. The
more Grain-O you give the children the
more health you distribute through their
systems. Grain-O is made of pure grains,
and when properly prepared tastes like
the choice grades of coffee, but costs
about % as much. All grocers sell it. 15c
Got Their Fees, Anyway.
McJigger—Young Dr. Downs recently
made SSO in a guessing contest.
Thingumbob—The only one who
guessed correctly, eh?
McJigger—Oh, no. Two other doc
tors got the same, and all three of them
guessed wrong. You see, they were
called in consultation over a patient.—
Hotneseekers’ Excursions Vie. Chicago
and Eastern Illinois Rui'inail.
On the first and third Tuesdays of
June, July and August the Chicago and
Eastern Illinois Railroad will p'ace on
sale Honteseekers’ Excursion tickets to
various points in Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Indian Territory, Ken
tucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennes
see and Texas.
One fare (plus $2.00) for the round trip.
Tickets are limited on going trip fif
teen days from date of sale, with stop
over privileges in Homeseekers’ Terri
tory. Returning, tickets are limited
twenty-one days from date of sale.
Remember that we now have in service
anew wide-vestibnled train between Chi
cago and Waco and Fort Worth, Texas,
leaving Chicago daily at 1:50 p. m.
Through Pullman sleeping ears and free
reclining chair cars. For further partic
ulars call on or address any agent Chi
cago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, or
C. L. Stone, G. P. & T. A., Chicago.
Would Never Do.
Mrs. Gabbie—Here's an invitation
from the Hilton’s to the wedding of
their daughter, Mabel. Huh! The
groom’s name is given, “Esau B. Bigh
ton." It would be better form to spell
out the middle name.
Mr. Gabbie —Not in this case. Ilis
middle name is “Btiggs.”—Philadelphia
BEST FOR THE BOWELS.
No matter whit ails you, headache to a
cancer, you will never get well until your
bowels are put right. CASCARETS help
nature, cure you without a gripe or pain,
produce easy natural movements, cost
you just 10 cents to start getting your
heal'h back. CASCARETS Cant# Ca
thartic, the genuine, put up in metal
boxes, every tablet has C. C. 0. stamped
on it. Beware of imitations.
Pearl tishermeu dispute the tale thf*
the oyster of commerce ever contains
the genuine gem. It Is in a very differ
ent sort of bivalve these jewels
make their homes. The pearl of an
edible oyster is pretty to a degree, but
at the best is onjy a “counterfeit pre-
KBtBMBt” of srticle.
Try Grain-*): Try Grair.-O!
Ask your Grocer to-day to show yon a
package of GKAIN-O, the new food
drink that takes the place of coffee. The
children may drink it without injury as
well as the adult. All wOo try it like it.
GRAIX-O has that rich seal brown of
Mocha or Java, but it is made from pure
grains, and the roost delicate stomach re
ceives it withoot distress, hi the price c?
coffee. 15c and 25c per package. Bold
by all grocers.
One of the Evils of Drink.
“Intemperance is a dreadful thing,”
said the earnest citizen.
“Indeed It is,” answered Mr. Vai
Higgle, who Is an enthusiastic wheel
man. “Why, sir, It is intemperance
that causes people to strew the street
with all these broken bottles.”—Wash
Lane's Family Medicine
Move* the bowels each day. In order
to be healthy this is necessary. Acts
gently on the liver and kidneys. Cures
sick headache. Price 25 and 50c.
An apparatus has been devised for
automatically photographing people as
they enter shops pi"'-
Raw apples, sour and bard, when
well chewed, may be digested In a lit
tle lees than three boor*; when mellow,
the time la reduced to two.
A Bucolic Slur at Chicago.
It was a beautiful day, oven in Chi
cago. The sun slione. A great calm
prevailed. Save for the occasional
sound of a sandbag, and the purling of
the drainage canal, all was still.
“And you will go to the circus?”
whispered Fitzmaurice, gaziug into the
eyes of the woman he loved.
“Yes,” faltered Gwendolin.
“My darling! Afternoon or evening?”
“Afternoon. Full dress is such a bore
With one mad. clinging embrace, he
strode away to buy tickets.
Street Cooking in China.
The Chinese believe in early rising
and begin their workday several hours
earlier than Europeans or Americans.
In this particular the high officials set
a good example, for they hold audi
ences and transact business at day
light. The street kitchens which may
be seen in any Chinese town do business
at all hours of me day and night and
had become well established institu
tions several thousand years before the
American owl restaurant was thought
Do Your Feet Ache and Burn?
Shake into your shoes Allen’s Foot-
Ease, a powder for the feet. It makes
tight or new shoes feel easy. Cures
Corns, Bunions, Swollen, Hot and Sweat
ing Feet. At all druggists and shoe
sto*' .8, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad
dress Allen S. Olmsted, Leßoy, N. Y.
Motor Fire Engine in Paris.
The new motor fire engine of the
Paris municipality is doing excellent
work. It carries six men and travels at
the rate of thirteen miles an hour.
HallV, Catarrh Cure.
Is a constitutional cure, i’rice 75 cents.
Luncheon between meals or nibbling
at food from time to time is said by
physicians to be one of the most harm
ful practices that can be indulged.
Piso’s Cure is the best medicine we
ever used for all affections of the throat
and lungs.—Win. O. Endsley, Vanburen,
lud., Feb. 10, 1900.
The frying pan is said by physicians
to do almost as much harm as the beer
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Strop Mr Children
teethina: sottens the turns, Matures inflammation
allays pain, cure* wind colic. £> cents a bottle
Salt and soda are excellent for bee
stiugs and spider bites.
For Infants and Children.
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