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Xb« Boy Road Agent of the Blood SUlned •. Prairie. Jj'-fv iv -i From the Brooklyn Eagle. S| 1* _«. -i CHAPTER ONE. 'r': It was dark, as the lumbering stage coach made the fording of the Cannon Ball River and the four fiery horses darted out upon the broad, level prairie. The passengers trere armed to the roots of their teeth, and well might they be, for crouching behind a bladejof grass 'watching the oncoming coach with gleaming eyes was Fred De Leon, the Breaded Boy agent of the Blood Stained Prairie. There was no time for defense. Ere the most experienced passenger could draw his weapon, the Terror of the Prairie was upon them and resistance was useless. Quickly wringing the necks of the hoxfeet with one wreneh of his powerful arm, h( slew the driver with the heel of his boot, and was engaged in killing the express mes senger when the soft voice of a woman fell on his ear. CHAPTER TWO. Though inured to crime, Fred De Leon was a paralytic before a woman. Hastily flinging open the coach door he saw a beau tiful being roosted on the ceiling like a fly. "Be not alarmed, fair maid. I do beseech thee to come down. I may bald-headed snatch the sterner sex, but woman, divine .woman, need fear no harm from Fred De Leon, the Boy Road Agent of the Blood Stained Prairie!" At these fell words the woman came down with a flop and lay fainting in the arms of •the brave robber. "I prithee, express agent, hast thou a drop of sack in thy good flask?" asked the unnerved land pirate, as he held the yield ing form in his arms. "Certes, thief," returned the agent, humbly, as he hastened to find his bottle of 'tangle-foot. "Fred De Leon, the Boy Road Agent, can never ask for bug juice and find it ill bestowed." The boy smiled disdainfully, and draw ing the cork with his teeth, poured the gen erous fluid down the beautiful face up turned to him. CHAPTER THREE. "Listen, cola," said a grave voice at his elbow. "1 am an old man, the chief of a tribe once as numerous as the grass blades. rJthey are scattered. The earth has drunk their blood. The fire water of the pale face burst them. Be warned. Give it not to the snow squaw, lest 6he acquire the taste, 4nd spree herself into the grave of the red skin. I have spoken." "You are right, old Potleg," murmured the Boy Koad Agent. "I had forgotten. Never again shall this hand put the flask that biteth like a coyote and kicketh like a mule to human lips," and with this the courageous lad turned his fair charge upside down and poured the liquor out of her delicate system. "Tis well, cola," said the Indian, as he sloped into the gathering darkness. The passengers applauded the generous action of rapidlv-growing-in-popularity boy, and a shower of gold dust fell upon his brawny shoulders. CHAPTER FOUR. The night drifted away in great shadows across the plain, and still the Boy Boad Agent sat beside his unconscious captive. The stage had driven on, and the lady and he were alone. "She flutters," he said, as he noticed a delicate kick. "She flutters again," ha continued, as the rounded limbs were drawn up until the knees touched the chin, and the fair lady came upright like a hoe handle. "Where am I?" she murmured. "Thou art with me, fairest with Fred De Leon, the Boy Boad Agent of the Blood Stained Prairie." "And you are he?" she asked, clutching his hair for support. "The same," he replied, proudly, as his legs flew up and he came down like a squash. •'Then at last I behold him," sighed th« ladv, as 6he sank upon his prostrate form and buried her face in her hands. "I've got him at last." "Why sittest though on me?" demand ed Fred De Leon, gouging the grass out of mouth. "Bise off me, I prithee." I am thy grandmother, very much in search of thee." responded the captive. There was a report. Another and anoth er, ouicker and faster. Then all was silent. CHAPTER FIVE. The day coach crossed the Cannon Bair river the cext noon, and the Bay Boad Agent was lifted in by the ear. "How goes it, cola?" asked the stalwart form of the Indian chief, as he borrowed some cheese from a passenger. "Then appearest to be off thy nut." "Listen, citizen," replied the ex-Boy Boad Agent, sternly "the next time a red headed eld woman comes slopping around here, you give her all the wnisky there is in the bottle and jam the bottle down after it," and with those words he disappeared under his former captive and was seen no more of men. The night wind fell softly upon the whispering waving grass, but FredDe Leon, "the Boy Boad Agent of the Blood Stained Prairie, had gone out from robbing for- The Festive Sarah Getting Keady to Go. New York Herald's interview with Mr. Abbey. The gay and festive Sarah Bernhardt will give"her 150th performance in this coun try in Booth's Theater next Monday night. She has traveled from Maine to Louisiana, has wintered and summered "in our midst," and will in a few days wave adieu to our hospitable shores, "as she sails,, as she sails," bearing in her bosom golden sheaves worth not less than $200,000. NEARLY HALF A MILLION. "How many performances have you giv en?" "Next Monday's will be the 150th." "And if it's a proper question, how much money have you taken in?" "Counting and estimating the receipts of this week, at Philadelphia, we have re ceived between $430,000 and $440,000." "Are you satisfied?" "I am naturally pleased with that part of it but any manager will tell you that the chief anxiety has been to regularly do what was promised. You know it was predicted that Bernhardt couldn't stand the fatigue of 100 nights. Well, here she is, as keen as a brier and really able to go on another fifty if her engagement would permit." "Most of your traveling has been done in the.daytime, hasn't it?" "On the contrary. If, for instance, we were io start as early as 8 in the morning Bernhardt and the company would betaken to the sleepers after the previous night's performance. Then they could go to bed and rest*Rntil 11 the next day. At, that hour breakfast was always served." "You speak of her 'retinue did she have many hangers-on?"' "None, absolutely none." NO POODLE. -•"Does she'have a pet dog?" "No, nor a pet son. By the way, what an outrage that story is 1 She has no son with her, and she has too much sense to carry a poodle, with her." "Is she very fond of money?" f, .s aNo, I don think she is." fa "She works hard enough for it." "Oh, that of course. Well, I dare say ghe likes money well enough, but cupidity got her weakness. She hates to play to N "&•>* 't r" a small house, for instance, bntnot because it reduces her interest. She wants the house packed full because it inspires her to do her best." "Her interest? I thought you paid her a certainty?" "No. She shares and has from the first." "But don't you ever have argument about her expenses?" "No, for she defrays her own. "It's cus tomary to defray all the expenses of for eign artists, but she has such a retinue— her sister, her three maids, her agent and so on—that she thought it would be better and easier if we agreed on a specified amount for her expen ses, to be paid each week. I agreed to it. She named the sum and I paid it. It pleased her and benefited me. I thought it best to travel with her, so that I could settle whatever dispute arose, but I really have had very little to do. She is like a kitten to manage. It is to my .interest to make her comfortable and happy, and to the best of my ability I have done so. We have worked in perfect harmony and for a common end." "She is to produce the new play here?" "Yes,' and it will make a sensation." "Do you really anticipate a second suc cess?" "Yes, the evidence is tangible. I don't think the speculators will get the best of me, either." "Is it a fact that you have arranged for a further season?" "On the contrary, Mdlle. Bernhardt will play twelve times, and then go direct to Paris. I have had no thought of a further season, and all reports to that effect are erroneous." SLIDE'S SPIRITUAL MANIFESTA TIONS. TIM Story of an Attempted Exhibition that 'Would not Stand Investigation. From the New York Tribune. The articles in the Tribune recently con cerning Dr. Slade and his "spiritualism" recall an experience of my own, which, as the subject seems just now arousing a re newed interest, may prove worth the tell ing. Some years ago, in company with two good friends, who were believers in Slade and his professed "mediumship," I visited his house for the purpose of seeing an ex hibition of his wonderful power. I was placed opposite the medium, with my friends on either side of the table. He was told that I was a skeptic, but was assured at the same time that I was open to con viction in fact anxious to be convinced. First the 6late performance was done, I am sure I knew not how. One thing I noted, that the written communications were never beyond the apparent "Slade plane" of intelligence, and evidently in the Slade style of expression. Soon, however, he requested the three of us to unite our hands, without him, and see what would come of it." What came of it, so far as my observation went, was this: Slade having thus freed his own hands, reached out to a chair standing near, and took therefrom a tablespread which had been carelessly thrown there in the beginning of our seance, and drawing it into his own lap, made some remark about hoping the spirits might move the chair. Wondering a little why the spread should be likly to prove a hind rance to the mighty power said to be exert ed by such beings, I kept henceforth a quiet watch after that square of cloth, although lost to my sight for the time. Presently I was hit on the knee sharply. Then some thing flashed up from below, which Slade said was a hand. Soon, seeing, as I believe he did, that he was being watched, he de clared that none of us was a "medium," and so nothing of importance could be done by us while his hands were free from our contact. So the complete circle was reformed, Slade having rolled up the spread tightly and thrown it into an other chair, standing a little back of him. I mentally recorded avow to see what that spread contained, if I could. The seance soon ended,and while my friends were look ing at some pictures at the other end of the room, I edged around toward the chair which held the spread, quite indifferently, as I endeavored to make it seem. But Slade was too much interested in my move ments even to respend to a call from the other visitors to explain something to them. He followed me,I made a feint of approach ing the window near which the chair stood. He also did the same, placing himself be tween me and the chair. Then I looked him smilingly in the face and said: "Dr. Slade, I do not wish to seem rude, but I am sure you will not object to letting me, just to satisfy a doubt, shake out that cloth which is in the chair behind you." There upon—my friends having come up in the meantime—he suddenly sat down upon the poor suspected article, holding on to both arms of the chair, and, turning all colors, closed his eyes and said, in a sepulchral voice: "Go! all of you, quietly. Go!" In stead of doing which I waited, and stand ing in front of the man said, sharply, "Dr. Slade!" He instantly opened his eyes, and I added, "Will you permit me to see what you have concealed in that spread, or not?" Then, quite wide awake, he, thundered, "No! Go at once and we did, I for one, quite satisfied that we had been dealing with a clumsy impostor as if he had been forced, as he should have been, to permit our investigation, and which he Burely would not have refused had he been inno cent and the cloth empty. I need hardly add thftt I rejoiced when I heard that Eng lish law had laid its grip on a person who could for money tamper with the most sacred of the heart's sorrows, and play fast and loose with the mystery of death and oux hope of immortality. THE MINER'S FUNERAL. A Frontier Incident That Contains a Touch of the Pathetic. From the Lake City (CoL) World. The miner, Anderson, of whose death la Summit notice was made last week, had a romantic trip from Del Norte to Summit. Fourteen men drew the body lashed to a sled to the top of the divide, and eight men came on from the divide to the toll-gate with the corpse. From the toll-gate to Del Norte the trip was made in wagons. Here is an incident of frontier life well worth ponder ing upon by our Eastern readers. We re print it from the Prospector as au instance of that unfailing, friendship which exists in the breasts of men whose exteriors may be rough, but whose humanity would impel them to wade through flames to pay the last tribute of respect to a fellow man. Picture the procession wading up the snow clad mountain, silently drawing the body upon a rude vehicle. Above timber-line, where silence reigns supreme, the cold al most unendurable, those friends, stalwart, good and true, pursue their toilsome way over the snow crust, to be rewarded only by the consciousness that the remains of their comrade Bhallfind Christian sepulture in dedicated ground. Some account of this kind aot will, doubtless, go across the sea and reach, perhaps, some cottage in Sweden, where the old parents shall read the letter, and, amid their blinding tears, thank God that in far off America the body of their son, whose soul went out of this world from the loneliness of a. cabin—for Anderson died suddenly, with no one near —was cared for and decently buried. So may it be-with all of us, and not, as in many cases in these rugged mountains, where the .all engulphing avalanche sweeps the miner to sudden death, and an un known and unknowable tomb. RUSSIAN ALARM. St. Petersburg Dispatch to the London Times. St. Petersburg is now invested by achain of Cossack patrols, with posts of guard officers and police on the high roads. There is no means of ingress or egress for nihilist conspirators or peaceable citizens. If special passports for this purpose are to be issued, such an alleviating measure will follow later as of secondary importance. At present, or at any rate, this morning, the entrances to the city were thronged with troops of travellers or public carriers of all jriTidB to whom a return to the capital was positively forbidden. The inoonvenience to many townsmen, whose business con stantly calls them outside St. Petersburg, can easily be imagined. The Cossacks are instructed to send everybody trying to en ter the town to superior officers stationed on the highways, and here the very, strict est investigation is to be made. This is the first regulation established by the newly elected council of twenty-five members, all of whom have been presented to-day to his majesty the emperor. Notwithstanding the novelty, the suddeness, and the faults and irregularities of the election—and on these points the various newspaper editors have recieved hundreds of written complaints— a very respectable choice was somehow made. At least, judging from the many known names which figure on the list of the twenty-five finally^ voted by the two hundred and eighty-eight deputies, there is not much to find fault with. Among others there are the venerable Gen. Trepoff, formerly governor of St. Petersburg Count Bobrinsky, marshal of nobility Col. Fred ericks, colonel of horse guards M. La mansly, governor of the state bank, and many others of good standing and local reputation. The elected counsel met to day and appointed a sub-committee for elaborating the second measure of severity and supervision, which is that all arrivals at the various railway teimini shall be sub jected, through police agents and droshky drivers, to a certain system of espionage and detection. Every traveler, on arriving at a railway station, will first have to give all particulars of himself, and will then be furnished with the number of a droshky if he wishes to be driven to his destination. Supposing bim to have taken a droshky,the driver will have to see that his fare goes to the place which he gave to the police officer as his destination in the town, and if he should go to any other the driver must im mediately inform the police, who will then relieve the droshky-man of his task. This is followed by a third measure, which,how ever, the council at present refused to sanction. This is that certain members of the body should take it in turns to watch the streets through which the emperor may pass, thus incurring grave responsibility should anything untoward occur. What other steps of this kind are to be taken no body knows, though everybody fears that they will be extremely embarrassing to the population at large and of little real avail against nihilist plots. It would be untrue to say, therefore, that the measures already referred to are unanimously approved of in St. Petersburg. VICTIMS OF VANITY. ratal Efleets of tlie Use of Poisonous Cos nnetics. Miss Fannie J. Blanchard, aged twenty four, a native of Buffalo, died last week in New York City, from lead poisoning, the effect of cosmetics containing white lead. A diagnosis of the case was made by Dr. Wm. B. Hammond, who pronounced the cause of death lead poisoning. While un willing to talk to a Tribune reporter about any case which involved his relation as a physician to a patient, he stated his views on the daugers of the use of cosmetics. "Lead poisoning," he said, "occurs more frequently than is generally thought. The public rarely hears of such cases. It is on ly once in a while that cases like that of Miss Blanchard attracts the attention of the public outside of the medical profession. The use of any kind of cosmetics, even if not habitually indulged in, is attended with danger. There are very few, if any, that do not contain whits lead. This poison is used in the manufacture of face powders, face washes and hair dyes. A very distress ing case came under my notice a few years ago in the wife of a Governor of one of the western states. She had been in the hab it of using a certain hair dye—I forget the name at present—which contained white lead in large proportions. She became hopelessly it sane, and death ensued finally. Another case was that of a young lady who used a so-called Bloom of Youth. In this case paralysis preceded death. "Ladies using cosmetics can not be warned enough of the danger which they incur by their use. They are always injurious, and they are rarely used with impunity." Romantic and Novel. Now York World. When an accurate and impartial history of the Peruvian war is written the story will be as romantic as a novel. Many in cidents are recounted which sound more like fiction than plain truth, and yet did most assuredly occur. For instance, the famous ram Huascar, after the death of Admiial Grau, and when the Chilian flag was hoisted over the blood-splashed tim bers, was put in command of Captain Man uel Thompson, a Chilian ofiicer and a de scendant of one of the many foreigners who fought in the struggle for independence. Thompson was a very brave but somewhat impetuous captain, and one day in Arica, smarting under the brilliant exploit of the Peruvian corvette Union, a wooden ship, which cleverly, evaded the iron clads of Chili, he took the Huascar close into the town and commenced shelling it, while at intervals his compliments were sent, in the shape of heavy shot, to the Peruvian bat teries on the hill, 500 feet above him. These guns were not long in replying and a huge shell exploded over the Huascar just as Thompson, sword in hand,'was pointing a gun against the town. The ex plosion of the Peruvian projectile was ter iffio. Thompson was blown into a thous and peices and his naked sword broken off to the hilt, was imbedded as carefully and perfectly in the deck as if it had been driv en into the plank by well-directed human force. There it remains to this day. Bread-Making and Philosophy. From the Hiram College (Ohio) student We quote an extract from a letter written by President Garfield's wife to her husband ten years ago. The letter accidently fell into President Hinsdale's hands. Mrs. wrote: "I am glad to tell that, out of all the toil and disappointments of the summer just ended, I have risen up to a victory that the silence of thought since you have been away has won for my spirit a triumph. I read something like this the other day: 'There is no healthy thought without labor, and thought makes the labor happy.' Per haps this is the way I have been able to climb up higher. It came to me one morn ing when I was making bread. I said to myself: 'Here I am, compelled by an in evitable necessity to make our read this summer. Why not consider it a pleasant occupation and make it so by trying to see what perfect bread I can make?' It seemed like an inspiration and the whole of life grew brighter. The very sunshine seem id flowing down through my spirit into the white loaves, and now I believe my table is furnished with better bread than ever before." Things in CteneroL The Church of the Disciples, Boston, was founded forty years agb, with the Rev. James Freeman Clqrke as pastor, the sim ple declaration being "Faith in Christ as the Son of God, and a desire to co-operate in the study and practice of Christianity." The anniversary was appropriately com memorated in the chiucb,. "I have given some study to the barge line business," said a New York railroad maa the other day. "A few of UB thought of starting a line. We found that with fif teen barges working in three tows, we could carry wheat from St. Louis to New Orleans for 3 1-3 cents a bushel. Mr. Gould has about 100 barges. It is said that he can carry wheat from St. Louis to New Orleans for 2 cents a bushel, and I should not won der if he could." An English writer referring to the mel ancholy atmosphere of St. Petersburg, as cribes it to the fact that the city is no more nor less than a hugh prison, with about 150,000 jailers in civil and military uni form to look after about 500,000 prisoners, of whom a tithe, perhaps, may be legally or illegally desirous of having a free con stitution established, while the remaining nine-tenths do net know what a free con stitution is, are not fit to enjoy its privileges, and would not know what to do with a con stitution if they got one, beyend setting forth, much more swiftly than their own sledges ever travelled, post haste to the devil, mundanely speaking. In December last Lord Beaconsfield wrote to Mr. Francis Heath, who had sent him his new volume on the condition of the peasantry and on trees: "With regard to trees, I passed part of my youth in the shade of Burnham Beeches, and have now the happiness of living amid my own 'green retreats.' I am not surprised that the ancients worshipped trees. Lakes and mountains, however glorious for a time, in time weary sylvan scenery never palls." Governor Newell, in a recent private letter, writes that the beauties and advan tages of Wastington Territory have not been half told. His astonishment at its resources is constantly increasing. There are mil lions of acres of the finest timber in the world, accessible from the sea, and most of it underlaid with valuable minerals. Med icinal springs are numerous, vast prairie wheatfields alternate with grazing lands, the climate is temporate and healthful and the people, who are moving in with a rush, are "tve most astute and advanced" which the Governor has ever' met. The midshipmen from Annapolis had the worst of it at the dedication of the statue of Farragut. Owing to tHfe fact that some one had plundered they were kept standing at the order of "attention," instead of at "parade rest," and, as a consequence, were compelled to support their muskets—"theirs not to make reply, theirs not to reason why." It was not as serious a matter as the charge of the Light Brigade, but it was sufficiently an noying, and several of the voung men are said to have fainted owing to their fatigue and the excessive heat. However, there was doubtless no little compensation in General Sherman's declaration that tho West Point cadets could not have surpass ed their drill. The bold prayer of the Illinois senate chaplain that the Omnipotent would give the members more wisdom and greater promptitude, has been greatly admired, but this reverned gentleman does not stand alone as a pleader for legislators of doubt ful talents. The chaplain of the Pennsyl vania house comes to the front, beseeching: "O Lord! Give these lawmakers more brains! More brains!! More brains And the reporters' table gave the sole "Amen!" Then there was the Maine chaplain, who was called daily while the house was in a deadlock, and who finally cried out: "O Lord! Have compassion on our bewildered representatives and sen ators. They have been sitting and sitting, and have hatched nothing. O Lord! Let them arise from their nest and go home, and all the praise shall be thine." Why Women are Not Masons. The question is often asked, why cannot women be Free Masons? A bald-headed Nevada orator, living among the sage brush, far away from all womankind, ventures to answer it as follows: "Women sometimes complain that they are not permitted to en ter the lodges and work with the craft in their labors, and learn all there is to be learned in this institution. We will explain the reason. We learn that before the Al mighty had finished his work he was in doubt about creating Eve. The creation of the living and creeping thing had been accomplished, and the Al mighty had made Adam who was the first Mason, and created for him the finest lodge in the world, and called Paradise No. 1. He caused all the beasts of the field and fowls of the air to pass be fore Ad§m, foj bin* tp namg them, which was apiece of work he had to do alone, that no confusion might thereafter arise from Eve, who he knew would make trou ble if she was allowed to participate in it, if he created her beforehand. Adam being fatigued with his first task, fell asleep, and when he awoke found Eve in the lodge with him. Adam being Senior Warden, placed Eve as the pillar of beauty in the south, and they received their instructions from the Grand Master in the east, which, when finished, she immediately called the craft from labor to refreshment. Instead of attending to the duties of her office as she ought, she left her station, violated her obligation and let in an expelled Mason, who had no business there, and went around with him, leaving Adam to look after the jewels. This fellow had been expelled from the Grand Lodge, with several others, some time before. Finding that Eve was no longer trustworthy, and that she had caused Adam to neglect his duty, and had let one in whom he had expelled, the Grand Master closed the lodge and turned them out, setting a faithful Tyler to guard the door with a flaming eword. Adam repented of his folly, went to work like a man and a good Mason, in order to get re instated again. Not so with Eve! She got angry about it and commenced raising Cain. Adam, on account of his reformation, was permitted to establish lodges and work in the degrees, and while Eve was allowed to join him in his works of charity outside, she was never again permitted to assist in the regular work of the craft. Hence the rea son why a woman cannot become an inside Mason." Deceiving' the Very Elect. Rugby, Tenn., the seat of Tom Brown's English colony is rigidly temperate, so much so that traffic in drinks that intoxi cate are strictly prohibited. But if a' man wants a bottle of whisky he can get it. This is the way it is done: "When the devotee feels the craving coming on, he starts out alone, for a walk in some unfrequented part of a pine grove, when he suddenly makes the discovery of a bottle'of moonshine on the back side of a tree. He picks it up and walks solemnly away, meditating on spiritual things. Be fore he has gone far a Stranger appears, and says, "Beg pardon, sir I would like to have you loan me a dollar.' He loans the dollar and the stranger departs, without fHnnlnBing his name. He may never see his dollar again, but Providence has been kind to him. and the man was poor. Gen. Joseph Lane's Last Letter. From the Evansville (IncL) Courier. A few days since Gen. Joseph Lane ad dressed a letter to CoL A. T. Whittlesey, of this city, with reference tofche affairs of the Vanderburg Historical soaety, which was perhaps the last letter' he ever wrote. From that letter-'we take the liberty of extracting a few sentences. Speaking of his early struggle in Tnflfaim and elsewhere, Gen. Lane say6: "My leisure moments have been spent in study. I have made myself acquainted with all the people of which history makes mention. When in the army in Mexico I had with me a library consisting of the New Testament, Shakspeare, 'Scott's Tactics,' and one volume of fortifications, defenses and approaches. While in congress I had access to one of the finest libraries in the world, and my every leisure moment was spent in Btudy. Since my retirement from public life I have kept myself well posted in modem literature, while much of my time has been devoted to scientific studies. Among the works I have kept by me is the Popular Science Monthly, edited by Yeo man brothers, which I have taken for years. Now, when you recall the date of my birth, December 14,1801, and my marriage, June 20,1820, and the taking my seat in the leg islature in December, 1822, you will natur ally say I married very young and com menced political life very early. That is true, but I was a man for all that. In con clusion, my kind friend, I must say I am too feeble for further effort I am as near the grave as it is possible to be and still live. I am standing on the shore of the dark river, calmly waiting for the vessel to bear me to the other side. I can not hope to write you again, even by the hand of an other so I bid you an affectionate, along, a last farewell, and the same to all the good people of Evanswille. To them and to the city, I wish continued health, happiness and prosperity." From the Pyramids. From the Christian Union. The view is immense. At our feet lie the countless tombs of Egyptian Kings, whose names have passed into oblivion, and whose very bones were stolen thousands of years ago. The Spinxseemsbuta common rock, though it rears its head sixty feet toward us from near the pyramid's base. Off yonder are the pyramids of Sak Karah, the necrop olis of ancient Memphis. Beyond them and all the west of us is the desert, sweep ing away for trackless leagues. To the east is the Nile, with its valley, like a variegated ribbon, disappearing toward the south as it winds behind the 6and-covered hills. 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We want many men, women, boys and tfrns to work for us right in their own localities. The busi nass will pay more than ten times ordinary wages. We furnish an expensive outfit and all that you need, free. No one who engages fails to make money very rapidly. Yorncan devote your whole time to the work, or only your spare moments. Full intormation and all that is needed sent free. Address SIINSON & Co., Portland, Maine. JOHN 0. OSWALD, Wholesale Dealer in 17 Washington Ave., Minn. $10: Outfit famished free, with fall lnstrncOoM for conducting the most profitable business that anyone can engage in. The buiness is so easy to learn, and our instructions an so simple and plain, that any one can make great profits from the very start. No one can fail who is willing to work. Women are as successful as men. Boys and girls can earn large sums. Many have made at the business over one hundred dollars in a single week. Nothing like it ever known before. All who engage are surprised at the ease and rapidity with which they are able to make money. You can engage in this business during your spare time at great profit. You do not have to invest capital in it. We take all the risk. Those who need ready money should write to us at once. All furnished free. Address Taint Co., Augusta, Maine. LIVERY STABLE. OSTLAND'S Livery & Feed Stable, Cor. Fifth and Main Sis* Buggies and Saddle-Horses for hire by the day or hour at reasonable rates. My Bugaies and Harness are new, and of the best manufacture and style, and our stock good. Parties wishing teams for any given point can be accommodated at fair rates. My stable is large and airy, and accommodations for boarding stock the best in the country. *TONVtt-V The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. JCa st. p'A e*S\®5 Nation i*4, KISS a TOftSIOUX CITY frinet0D$Vlnrtotl Oalcdui SHORT LDia. Composed of the Minneapolis aa Barttagtoo, Cedar Bapid* Xarthan, and Chicago, Burlington A fcrincy BaDwayi. Making the shortest line and the best tine between St. Louis and all points in the Booth, Southwest and Southeast, and Minneapolis and Bt, Paul, the mm mer resorts and lake country, the most prominent of which are Lake Mtnaetonka and White Bear, of the Northwest, and the great lakes. direct line between Minneapolis, Z^8tLoois—At112 Wis. J. W. & LYONS -Importers and dealers in Fine Wines and Liquors, Old Bourbon and Rye Whiskies, California Wines and Brandies, Scotch Ale, Dublin and London Porter. 2 St Paul sad Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and all* POifltB BMti Tickets on sale at all the important coupon ticket stations throughout the Sooth, East and West via Peoria. Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars of latf** make and improvements on through ex-' press trains. BAGGAGE CHECKED THROUGH. Tickets and sleeping car berths can be secured— In Minneapolis—At City-Ticket Office, No. 8 Washington avenne, W. G. Telfer, agent and at St. Paul A Pacific depot. In St Paul—At 116 East Third street. 0. H. Haz- North Fourth street, W. D. Sanborn, agent In Chicago—At all ticket offioes of the Chicago,. Burlington fc Quincy Railroad. A. H. BODE, C. E. HATCH, Gen. Man'ger. Gen. Pass. Agt ERIE & 1LWAIEE LIB, Via New York, Lake Erie and Western, Great West ern, Detroit and Milwaukee, Chicago, Milwaukee sod St. Paul Railroads. Shortest and Most Direct Route to all points in the States of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Northern Illinois and Iowa, Montana, and Dakota Territories, Manitoba and British Pos- Mark property "E- A M. Line," and deliver to New York, Lake Erie A Western Railway, foot of Doane street, or 23d street, North River, or Pier 8, East River. To Insure Quick Time, and have property shipped on Fast Trains, deliver freight at our De pot, foot of Duane street, before 5:30 o'clock,_p. m. Get Bills of Lading from G. T. NUTTER, Agent, 401, Broadway, N. Y. Through Bills of Lading given to all foreign P°A.tSJ. COOPER, General Agent, Milwaukee, CBIPPEN, Northwestern Agent, St Paul, Mlnti A. A. GADDIS, Agent, 268 Washington street, Boston, Mass. 6. T. NUTTER, Agent, 401, Broadway, New ^THOS. ALTON, Contracting Agent,401 Bread' way, N. Y. CHICAGO, KiMw St Pail RAILWAY makes close connec-} tions at St. Paul with) St Paul & Pacific E. —FOB— WINONA, LA CROSSE, SPARTA, OWA TONNA, PRAIRIE DV CHIEN, McGREGOR, MADISON, MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO, «nH all intermediate points in Minnesota, Wisconsin & Mem Iowa, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, NEW ENGLAND, the CANADAS and all Eastern and Southern points. E O S —AND— 3 DAILY TRAINS BETWEEN Chicago and St, Paul and MINNEAPOLIS. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway far the only Northwestern line connecting in same depot in Chicago with any of the great Eastern and Southern Railways and tis the most conveni ently located with reference to reaching any Depot, Hotel or place of business in that city. Through Tickets and Through Baggage Checks to all principal cities. Steel Rail Tradfc, thoroughly ballasted, free from dust. Westinghouse Improved Automatic Air-brake, Miller's Safety Platform and Coup lings on all Passenger Care. ^Plymouth ••ttRThland Arlin VI Brand .Anauiof* The Finest Day Coaches and Palace Sleep-w '"•fhts Road connects more Business Centers, HeaUh and Pleasure Besorts, and passes through liner country, with grander scenery, than any other Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent. 8. & MERRILL, JNO. flen. Manager. Asst. Gen. Manager. CLOTHING. MATHES, GOOD SCHDRHEIER, THE LARGEST TAILORING TVonxtter Junction fjt Centr EDARiRAPI 1 S B. JDitslIoiNty CouncilJSluffs OAaleota inoha STRVWSLIURPI 4t Ce, Crcxton INCOLN Klingla THE GREAT CONNECTING LINE Between the principal towns and cities of Northern Illinois, Wis consin, Iowa, Minnesota, the territory of Dakota and the New Northwest. ITS PBESENT TEE/MHa*-A.Xj POINTS: Chicago, Milwaukss, Racine, 0shko3h, Bock Island, Davenport, Cedar fiapids, St. Paul, Minneapolis,—Ortonrills, Minn.—Sioux City, la*—Sunning Water, ,, Mitchell, Flandreau, Sioux Falls and ffikton, D. T. JT5 ROAD-BED, SUPERSTRUCTURE and EQUIfMWENTS COMBINE ALL MODERN IMPROVEMENTS, AND ARE PERFECT |N EVERY PARTICULAR. The only line running its own elef/ant Sleeping.hnd Parlor Cars under the direct management and control the Railway Company. I I E A N O W A E S 5. S. MERRILL, W. C. VAN HORNE, A. V. II. CARPENTER, J. H. Manager. Gm'l Siiperiiutnrtent. Gen'l P««». und Ticket Acent. Aat't »«n'l,a». 1U* HSARY LINESos MAPSHOW THC ROADS OVTMKD AND OMBATBD N ESTABLISHMENT In the Northwest. Importers and Jobbers of Fine Woolens & Trimmings^ 82 Jackson St., SfcPanl, A N O il BT nut CHICAOO, MILWAVKHA Sri *1 •If •rS JPAOTLB'R On. ,/f I