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Is It deep sleep, or is ii rather death?
Best anyhow It Is, and sweet Is rest No more the doubtful blessing of the breath Our God hath said that silence is the best, And thou art silent as the pale round moon. And near thee is our birth's great mystery. Alas I wo knew not thou wouldst go so soon! We cannot tell where sky is lost in sea, But only find Life's bark to come and go, By wondrous Nature's hidden force impelled, Then melts the wake in sea, and none shall know For certain which the course this vessel held The lessening ship by'us uo more is seen. And sea and sky are just as they have been. -J. YV. Inch bold. A HIDE TO DEATH. "And now, rnousieur, you know, I think, what you havo to do!" Tho colonel ceased. Capt. Randon wheeled like a manikin turned by a brutal hand. Two seconds later ho was in tho street. His brain was v.aeant, without thought he walked with tho automatic stop of the drunkard whom will alone maintains upon his indecisive le^s. Arrived at his own house, he threw himself upon a chair, leaned his elbows upon his knees, his brow upon his hands, and remained thus, astonished to find himself almost calm, tearless, but still unable to reflect. From time to time a sharp pang traversing his heart moment arily recalled to him that ho suffered ho felt himself pale. He made an effort to rouso himself, got up, opened tho window and regarded the heavens of a light, tender blue, the blue of the early spring morning that follows a night of rain. The trees of tho garden had begun to blossom, rosy clouds floated above the houses, hovered a moment upon the chim ney tops like the wings of birds and then resumed their way. Before him, bathed in a pallid sunlight, veiled still by a va porous! mist, the quadrangular bulk of tho quarters, its walls yellow and naked, showed itself in an attitude stiff and mar tial. For tho first timo he seemed to sso alltho.su things, and more quickly than ever, tliA impression of external objects acting upon a galled and tortured brain. Neverthi'loss, while in his lungs tho fresh, pure air of tho morning circulated, and he felt aud he saw tho beauty of the world about him, bya curious doubling of personality ho followed inipassibly in another sejf, tho terriblo and common place history that had dishonored him. He, Capt. Randon, accused of forgery, was going bo brought before a court martial. 'iVmorrow, at latest, he would bo arrested—t ho colonel had given lain but twenty-four'hours—had said. "And now, monsieur, you know, I think, what you have to Col" IIo had but one passion—the horse—and that passion had ruined him. To ride, to run them, to mount them at races, and to have a stablo had been the fixed idea of bis life: the goal of all his desires and efforts tho single thought of his soul. A marvelous horseman, absolutely indis aiountablo, so they said in tho regiment, tho inen had surnamod him "The Jockey," a name that was at once his ambition and his pride. The maintenance of his stable, however, had cost him his patrimony. He liad borrowed, and a pack of creditors loosed at his heels tracked and harassed iihn. At last, at bay one day, tnad with worry and iost in ono of tho.so moments wfien moral sense is obliterated and con science uses .sophistries to put to sleep its scruples, he had drawn from tho cash box of his squadron forged signatures to the bills in it, and falsified his accounts in the hope of hiding the deficit. O'nskillfully done, the fault was speedily discovered, and to-morrow ho was to be publicly branded, and the cavaliers of the second class, who, in tho street, rode behind him, would then havo tho right to refuse to salute him, the right to scorn him. "How could I have done it?" he cried aloud, -clutching tho window frame in agony, all in a sweat, his eyes dry and staring straight before him in an attitude of blank despair. He had a vision of the ordeal awaiting him—the five brother officers united there to judge, condemn and degrade him. "An a now, monsieur, you know, I think, what you have to do!" The phrase of the colonel returned to •him suddenly in its Implacable signifi cance, followed by that other one that his brain conveyed to him like an echo: "He means you to kill yourself 1" He remained a moment bewildered, stupefied. Then a sob sbook his breast, tears rolled from his eyes, and like child who, feeble and without support, has need to sustain and solace itself by affection, ho was seized with an. infinite gratitude, an instinctive thankfulness to the colonel who had been kind to him— his colonel, who had accorded him twenty four hours of grace, who had opened to him a door of salvation in permitting him to evade public dishonor. He must kill himself—that liberty alone remained to him. Kill himself! Finish it, and immediately! Death! No more hubbnb, no more uneasiness or disquiet ude! Indifference to tho fatnre! For getfulness of everything and of himself! So be it! He had had enough of this needy, tormented existence! Meanwhile he had not stirred from his window, unable to tear his regard from tho spectacle of life that surrounded him. In the distance from the gates of the quarters a platoon of* riders wero going out for their regular maneuvers. Men and horses were like pigmies—small, but distinct. Mechanically he counted them. Four, eight, twelve, sixteen, eighteen. Soon the platoon was lost froui sight in ono of tho cross streets, and when tho last of t!io cavaliers had disappeared around tho turning, a great emptiness filled the breast of Randon. It. seemed to him that henccforth ho wan alone in the world, abandoned by every one. IIo drew himself back, slowly reciosed tho sash and re-entered his chamber. Against the wall ou tho right a panoply of am: fastidiously arranged caught his eye. IIo reflected,"quickly passing iu re view tho divers means of suicide that wero at his door, successively rejecting them all—tho revolver, commonplace tho stroko of tho poinard, theatrical poison, the method of a nervous dychess drowning, fit only for a betrayed od Suddenly he shivered—ho had found.it! Ho descended to tho court and called his Btableraan. "Saddlo Niniclic!" said he. And ho waited, promenading from sido to -:ide, threshing tho air with his riding whip, whistling through liis teeth. When they brought him his mount, a little mare, true bred, slender,-., yet sinewy, he. was palm again, and settling himself slowly in Uis stirrups, departed. Erect upon Ms saddle, martially canjped. his legs falling naturally along the flanks of his mare, tho reins supple but perfectly carried, and trimly attired in a blue cav alry.coat, closely buttoned to his forta. Capt. Randon advanced at a slow step. HeI was pr.lc, a 1 tolllln '.'Bl|iXtl r- I ONE DEAD. nervous, perhans. buf he wfshed to be impassible and stiff ened himself resolutely in order to give himself countenance he regarded tht bluish smoke of the cigarette mounting lightly in little eddies in the transparent clearness of the atmosphere, or lifted his head to examine the windows of the houses to surprise a pair of eyes that contem plated him. a hand that drew aside a cur tain, and he was happy at the little effect produced by his passage. Impelled by force of habit, he had taken the road to the quarters Ho perceived it presently and smiled contemptuously nevertheless continued his route lie do sired to see for tho last time the beings and things familiar to him. Ho saluted with the tips of his fingers the sentry who presented arms, gave an amicablo good day to tho sous officer on guard, a man of his own squadron, made tho tour of tho barracks without dismounting, threw a glance into the stablss, directed the officer of tho day to remit some punishments that he had inflicted the evening before, passed to tho gate, leaped it and turned and swept tho building with a gaze of adieu. Only then did his heart sink, and, fear ing the trouble that invaded him, ho put his mare to tho trot, seeking to fiy his weakness. IIo had resumed tho way to tho forest before long he was in the woods. Rays of sunlight filtered through out the leaves, designing tho shadows of tho trees and branches upon the brownish earth. Drops of tho night's rain still pearled upon the grasses. Capt. Ilandon brought his horse to a walk. "There is plenty of time." ho thought, and allowed himself to go dream ing idly, soothed by tho freshness of tho morning breeze. In tho meantime ho had passed into a wide, sandy alley—"the training alley," as ho remembered, of tho bra-rucks 'ho had traveled two kilometers at a jump, lie dropped the reins upon Niniche's neck, and tho head and shoulders of the mare balanced to fho right and balanced to tho left with the regularity of a pendulum. Randon was absolutely content—content with the pride of a resolution well and firmly taken. IIo was happy even to find himself caltn and proud of his bravery At the end of the alley ho traversed a wide clearing, and a hundred meters fur ther stopped. Behind a tall hedge near by, a stone's throw from the highway, not more, the line of the railway ran tho descent that led to it was perpendicular and covered with pebbles and jugged points of stone. Palo as a corpse, linn don observed it, a strange emotion hold ing him. his legs weakening beneath him. He made a half turn, threw his animal upon her haunches and advanced again, but at a walk Thcro was plenty of t:ime. Ninicho was afraid of a tree "that i.ad fallen across her route, and plunged vio lently. A little more and Uandon had been dismounted. It was a painful sur prise to hit:i. "Chut!" ho cried, "what is tho matter with lae? Can 1 rido no more?" And, afraid of being afraid, ho stiffened him self anew and began to pet and soothe her —less to calm his animal, perhaps, than to-reassuro himself. "Gently, Mamie, gently no precipita tion. Easy, my girl, easy. Thou shalt havo thy gallop by and by."" Again he stopped and made a half turn again hesitated for tho desire to wheel, tlio desire to fly and turn no moro had como upon him strongly but only for an instant. Then quickly—unwilling to allow himself a moment to reflect, a mo ment to regret—ho rose in his stirrups, bent his body forward, and—tho race began! The wind cut his face, tears wet his eyelashes, but still ho went with dizzying rapidity, tho trunks of tho trees passing him like specters. Nothing was clear or distinct—nothing but a vague, confused impression that it was his life thus flying from him in fragments. But still he went, and now it was the noise of a horse that he believed ho heard pursuing him. He turned iu the saddle— nothing—tho noise was nothing but the noise of the pebbles that Niniche's flying feet cast behind her. But this idea that a horse pursued him pleased his f&ucy, set it going, and immediately he imagined himself upon the "track" and making tho last grand round. He hurried the pace of his mount. The circuit of the clearing had twice been passed the gait was frightful, but the hedge was before him behind the hedge—he divined it without seeing it— the precipice, with its jagged, rocky sides! Then he felt himself at the end of his breath—the air he swallowed came from his panting lungs in shrill whistlings! In tho twinkling of an eye he had a vision, a dim realization of that which was to bo his death—a fall into space, a complete failure of respiration, a crushing blow upon the head I The idea cit stopping his mare crossed his mind. Ho bore the reins—too late! Already lie was upon the edge! He closed his eyes he abandoned himself, but in stinctively loosening the reins and lock iug his legs according to his habit when leaping obstacles. He bad a half consciousness of the mo ment when Niniche arose in the air. He experienced a sense of relief it was fin ished! Ho forced himself neither to hear, to see nor to breathe, but he bent his spine as ono who awaits a volley of blows from a cudgel! He fell, he bounded, he rolled! How long it was, that bounding and roll ing and then—that dull noi&o of a shock upon hard ground that he heard! "I am swooning," ho thought. "Iam"— a cruel paiu iu his head recalled him. "Ho had broken it. Had ho"— 15ut immedi ately there was a second shod' that shook him from head to foot—a sensation of rending and tearing throughout his body. Ho remembered that he had fallen upon tho railroad—undoubtedly a train had passed, a train that had cut him in two. All his ideas were clouded—a mist be fore his eyes—but he was peaceful and comfortable, very comfortable—he wished to remain thus always—always—he knew no more! Meanwhile he had come to himself again. About him was a whispering of voices, as about a coffln. "It is the interment—I am dead—now!" he thought, and the conclusion gave him a pleasure. Suddenly ho felt himself lifted—a frightful "pulling rent his vitals—atro cious agonies harassed him. toro and racked him. He strove to cry out—"My ."tho words strangled in his throat! For the second time he knew no more— ho was dead.—From the French. Ho Knew About It. Sunday School Teacher—Now tell mo I what is dutyV Little West Ender (just back from Europe)—It's something you don't pay unles'j you havo to.—Phitadel phia Record. ii is estimated that the total number of books in all the American public libraries is 21,000,OCG. AMID SEAS OF ICE. SCENES AMONG THE GLACIERS THE UPPER ENGADiNE. Wo were struck by the infinite white ness of everything, and 1 have since learned that it is owiug to tho presence of glacier corn. There is on glacier clad mountains a neve, or finely crystallized snow, which is never fully melted, and this is the pressure that forms the glacier ico. Now, glacier ice is quite different to that wliich results water, and is found to consist of crystals varying in size from that of a hen's egg to a pin's head these particles aro known as granules or glacier corn, and in minute holes air is imprisoned Where the air bubbles are absent the glacier has a blue isli tint, and is no longer that pure whit a which puzzles so many persons. With tiio oldest guide carefully leading the way we walked over the ice sea of Dia votezza. Before we had gone far on its level surface 1 saw bowlders supported at some height on ice pedestals and 1 stopped Lo examine them. "Glacier tables," said the guide at the tail end of our proces sion, but his remark eouveyed no useful information. I soon saw that they re sulted from the presence of a block of stone. It. had fallen on the sea, and had, so to'speak, protected the ice directly be neath it from the heat of the sun. In consequence, while tho glacier all round has been dissolving and sinking, the ice under these bowlders has but slightly melted, and gradually a pillow is forming under each rock. "But the bowlder is not balanced evenly on the top," observed the Boston lady. Jt was explained to her that because the sun is able to reach these ice pedestals more freely on the south sido than on the north the thing naturally inclines toward the south. As we walked along wo noticed a line of sand covered mounds about four or five feet high and eulminat iug in a sharp ridge. We scraped off a little of tho sand and earth and found that a mound was composed of ice which looked quite black when it was uncovered, The reason for the existence of these cones was obvious. The ice protected by tho sand had remained unmelted, and the wind had thinned the drifted heap into a pointed shape. Suddenly we heard a cracking sound which was accompanied by a noise like that of a distant explosion, aud tho guide said this announced the formation of another crevasse. Presently the sound of falling water, which grew fouder aud louder as we approached, was heard, and soon we reached a point where a, stream dropjted clown a shaft in the ice and was lost to sight. The guide called this deep hole a moulin, aud he gently re marked that false step in its direction would take a' fellow down beyond all tried to ascertain the thickness of glaciers by taking soundings down these moulius. The former found no bottom at S00 feet on one sea and on anot her ho estimated tho thickness at ljOOO feet.—Cor. New York Times. Minneapolis Democrat#. Minneapolis. Oct. 20.—The Democrat ic campaign in this city was opened last night with a big meeting at "Waslungton rink, which was addressed by E. D. Du- a***- r«qp—KP4W Vi1"' OF. CUiubing Snow Clad Alpine Heights—Oust Avalanches—Formation of a Glacier—A Moraine—How "Glaclcr Corn" Is Formed. "Glaclcr Tables"—Mottling. As far as my vision extended there was nothing in sight but ico and snow, and the snow was exceedingly white, I assure you. Tho driven snow you have in towns and plains is a decided brown compared with the dazzling snow we saw up thcro at tho tops of Swiss mountains. Forever and forever this virgin gown lies on all the peaks, as it also covers the lower val leys in winter. It has the soft look of a dove's breast, it rests ou rocks, a thing of beauty, and often it is very dangerous. It falls in soft, pure flakes, clings to all tho projections, covers rocks with charm ing traceries, and spreads itself like a sheet of while satin over the upper vales. iSut the touch of a passing eagle's wing, the light weight of a chamois, or tho careful step of an expert climber will de tach it from its crest and send it down. Then it goes slitting, rumbling along, breaking and reforming as it falls, ever increasing in volume and velocity, and. pursuing its way, becomes a devastating, terrible avalanche that bends and breaks trees, gathers up earth and stones, and rolls into the Engadine with an awful sound, spreading destruction and dismay in its path. They call these sort of things .itaublawinen, or dust avalanches, because tliev consist at the start of cold, dry, powdery snow only, and they are often far more powerful than a raging hurri cane. Hut tho avalanches usually seen lying in high Alpine valleys, covered with dusl, earth and stones and great trunks of trees, are known as gruudlawinen or compact avalanches. It was a grand sight on which we gazed. Glaciers filled every valley and ravine, and the ice stood up in tall ramparts wherever the spaco was too narrow to hold its rigid waves. Glacier ice is snow that has for a considerable time been sub jected to enormous pressure. If you squeeze a snowball iu your hand until it is very hard it becomes icy. So in tho Alp.-, the continual fall of snow is the pressure and the sun's heat the warmth which produces those seas of ice that aro called glaciers. There are over GOO of them iu Switzerland, and some aro coeval oughly cured cured so well that he or she can fa.ee the strain of a battle with witli the glacial period of this continent, while others are now in process of forma tion. Winter is their season of rest, but with tho spring they resume their onward motion, duo to tho combined action of heat and gravitation. For in spite of their apparent immobility all Alpine glaciers do move constantly, although with different degrees of speed, and, like liquid streams, they carry with them debris of all sorts, but principally the stones that fall ou their surface l'rom tho mountains' sides. The glacier starting iu its puri-tv from some white unsullied peak, loses before many years its spot less character. The wintry frosts gathering into iron bonds the streams that trickle down the moun tain sides expand the water iu freezing and shatter rocks with a force that tho most solid cliffs cannot possibly resist. Thus broken fragments drop on to the once unspotted bosom of the ice sea and swell its burden with advancing years. The debris hits brought down form what aro called moraines. Each glacier has a moraine on either sido of it its end is a terminal moraine, and when two glaciers unite their lateral moraines join and form a medial moraine. One of the largest medial moraines hereabout 1 saw as we came down from this excursion. It is in tho center of the Morteratsch Glacier and is about fifty feet or more broad and per haps twenty feet high in its center. 1 1 1 ARE THEY EVER CUREOT I Patients In au Insane Asylum—A Very Serious Question. The question recently raised by ex patients of au insane asylum, whether sane people are ever kept there after cure because cruel relatives will not take the legal measures necessary to get them out, 'ms caused a good deal of talk. Every village has its unfortunate, who is pointed out as a whilom madman or mad woman. A terrible name it is to hear, too, for never ran come the day, tl)is sido of tho grave, when he who has once been into the dark valley is safe against a pos sible return. lie is always a subject of suspicion and knows it, and if to this knowledge is added the belief that he was locked up wrongfully his position is doubly galling. A reporter asked a young doctor who has served his time in the asylum wheth er sane people were ever kept there when they ought to be at liberty. "That is a very delicate question," he said, "and very hard to answer. The dividing line between sanity and insanity is very narrow and very faint sometimes, and it is a very delicate mattvr to say when a person has crossed it. Some times a patient will be jolly afld appa rently sane for mouths and then sud denly fall back into the depths—perhaps into the dangerous stage—of lunacy. It may be laid down as a safe rule that a man who has been once insane may he come so again, especially if worried and fretted, and facts like these must enter into any discussion of the question you have asked. "Now it frequently happens here, as at all asylums, that a patient reaches the state so close to a euro that it would be hard to say that he as not all right. lie begins to fret over his confinement, and if he could be taken out and not worried with the cares which invariably accompany a battle with the world, he would be far better off, perhaps, than under tho nag ging influence of the bolts and bars, which he knows in'an asylum stand be tween him and liberty. To send such a man out into the world and compel him to fight l'or himself would be cruel. Nine time.-: out of ten lie would be back again very soon, and much the worse for hav ing left the asylum. Now that is the class of cases which has undoubtedly been brought to public attention, and some of them are sad enough. 1 will say this: that if the medical staff of an asy lum is satisfied that a patient is thor- life—no heartless relatives would be able to keep that patient imprisoned." "IJut. how about inebriate patients'?" asked the reporter. I "Well, they are a sort of exception to the rule," said the doctor. "Many a man is kept- in au asylum who is perfectly sane, who, if he were allowed the liberty I of the outside world, would be sure to I drink to excess. The insanity of drink is in him. Such a man, 1 think, is better behind asylum walls."—New York World. .Bicycled iVi- English Tho bicycle force that has been organ izeu in connection with the English voi uuteers recently had its second held m.i I neuvers. the first having been held at Easter. Rainy and disagreeable weather embarrassed the troops on each of tlicso dates, but tho result of the turnout has been very satisfactory. On tho recent trials tho men covered about 100 miles in forty-eight hours, fighting, scouting and camping by tho way. There were seven teen officers and seventy-seven men out, made up of representatives of a number of tho leading volunteer regiments. The force was divided into two bodies, one retreating and the other following it. At frequent Intervals tho retreating force made stands at bridges and other eligible points of defense, and tho pursuers were compelled to halt, dismount, send out a skirmish lino and perform ail tho other preliminaries of attack, us though in active war. It was found that two or three men left behind by tho retreating body could make a show of force at a bridge that would greatly delay the ad vance of a pursuing force, and then could ,, M*VV U'tM V*»VM VVIHM troni tieezing ,nollllt an(i af a swiftly ride awav under cover hedge and escape to tlio main body. This ability to fight and run away with greater facility than tho ordinary infan tryman is ono "of the chief points urged by the bicyclers in favor of the new "arm." It is said that scouting and re connoitering parties mounted upon bicy cles could do much more effective work witliQut risk of capture than men on foot. In these maneuvers, although the re treating force numbered but three officers and twelve men, they succeeded in delay ing the pursuers so that it took them three hours to cover a distanco easily made in less than two when no obstacles are interposed. Three of tho retreating force dallied too long at a bridge, and were ridden down and captured by a de tachment of tho enemy. There were no other losses. The chief difficulty experi enced was due to the number of parallel roads occasionally converging that ran through the country traversed. The re treating party had to keep scouts con stantly ahead picking up tho lay of the land and bringing in reports, to pro tect themselves from tho danger of being (Jankcd on some of these roads and cut off entirely at a con verging point. In a country with one good main road and but few side roads the success of a bicycle corps in obstruct ing the passage of an enemy Would be much greater. Bicycles have not. yet been introduced in the British regular army, but if their success among the volunteers continues, it is cxpected that a similar corps will be organized in each regular regiment.—New York Sun. l'rosrcssion in Car Itrr.kcs. Every year has shown progress in per r'ectmg the comforts and safety of tho railway car. In 1849 the Hodge hand brake was introduced, and in 1851 thy Stevens brake. These enabled the car:? to be controlled in a manner which added much to the economy and safety in hand ling the trains. In iSGD Georgo Westing house patented his air brake, by which power from the engine was transmitted by compressed air carried through hose and acting upon the brakes of each car in the train. It was under the control of tho engineer, and its action was so prompt ., •, ,P ti and its power so effectual that a train human aid. Ag^s.z aud lyudall• bot^ in au incredil.lv short tried to ascertain the thickness of placer, th^brakcs releasell an iu. stant. In 1871 the vacuum brake was de vised, by means of which the power was p- I applied 'to tho brakes by exhausting the air. A difficulty under which railways suf- fered for many years was the method of coupling cars. Tho ordinary means con sisted of coupling pins inserted into links attached to the cars. Thcro was a great deal of "slack," the jerking of the train in consequence was very objectionable, ms "f the cars made tho crossing of them |iUSIS.Ta.TSw'S?SSSSZ «.1 iW« •i^jj'-'.' .• •1 j. •. ,-.^ «. -i^wf »ywi»*iw^ (W JA '..:•T^j dangerous, in conibioub uu» jjiauuim was likely to rise above that of the ad joining car, and "telescoping" was not an uncommon occurrence. The means of warning passengers against standing on the platforms were characteristic of the dangers which threatened, and were often ingenious in the devices for attracting attention. On a New Jersey road there was painted on the car door a picture of anew made grave, with a formidable tombstone, on which was an inscription announcing to a ter rified public that it was "Sacred tr the memory of the man who had stood on a platform."—Scribner's Monthly. Slight Impurities in Metals. .The astonishing changes that small proportions of foreign matter will produco in metals are not necessarily of small practical importance, as very" slight im purities in metals for certain purposes might lead to serious consequences. Ilob erts-Austin gives two striking illustra tions of this possibility. A small fraction of bismuth in copper will reduce the elec trical conductivity sufficiently to cause any submarine cable mado with it to become commercial failure, and tho message carrying power of copper cables i3 said to have doubled since the early Says of telegraphy on account of the in creased purity of fho copper. Pure gold has a breaking strain of from sixteen to seventeen tons to the square inch, but when alloyed with but two-tcuths of one per cent, of lead it will break with a flight blow or under a trifling strain.— fever, in many cases, renders them in capable to work for awhile, but when they become thoroughly acclimated they find no difficulty in making a living. A large proportion of them aro prosperous and are hoarding up considerable wealth." Mrs. M. B. Merriman, a white mission ary, differs materially from Capt. Kogers and is bitter in her denunciation of the cruel manner in which the negro colonists are treated. She said: "I have been among the negroes of the south, and I have seen them at their worst. I have been among the natives of Africa for years as a missionary, but never have I witnessed such abject poverty, squalor aud wretchedness as prevails among the negro colonists in Liberia. It is true that the colonization society furnishes them with laud to work aud keeps them in food for six months from their arrival. But what does it avail them? They are there scarcely a month when they aro stricken dov«u with African fever. Some of them survive it, but in most cases it means death. When those who get well are able to go to work they find that, their al lotted time of -support by tho society l:as expired and they aro paupers. This is not always tho case. While not one has ever yet been known to escape the fever, some .of them, who possess tin usually good consitutions, get well and become quite prosperous. To the pros perous the paupers look for their subsist ouce "-—Joe Howard in Eestou Globe. I:i llie Imposition 'Gallery. Stud an old time resident of Chicago not lot-g ago "I have attended the exposi tion year after year since tho first open ing. During the first two or three years I used to go regularly and make one lap around tho gallery, but until the other day I had not set foot in the exposition gallery for many moons. After this 1 shall never miss the trip, as it is well worth a visit. It is tho territory of the genteel fakir. In a brief walk of half an hour I had my catarrh completely cured live different times, and nearly choked myself on a piece of 'dog bread,' thinking it a sample of a new water cracker instead of a patent food for animals. I rested my weary arms by trying my son and heir on six different baby jumpers, and then I had ,ny clothes soiled by threo patent flour .-afters. Iliad sixteen campaign badges offered to me at disgustingly low juices, aud was weighed four times, losing about a pound each time. Seven times did 1 drop in a nickel to 'see it work,'and when I went down stairs I had my overcoat pockets chock full of samples of yeast cakes, baking powder, hair oil and liver pills. The man who visits the exposition and misses the gallery loses half his life Chicago Uerald. It is estimated that one-lialf of all the drugs imported into the United States aro consumed in the manufacture of patent medicines. O O the «*wpy*u liyiy&ypW' ....jfrrtyy MINNEAPOLIS. MINN. JAMESTOWN. DAK. Halladay Standard Wind Mills, Tanks And Tank Heaters, Feed Mills, Feed Cutters, and full line of Standard Haying Tools, Post Hole Diggers, Etc. C. D. ALTON", Agent, Jamestown. Dak. Residence and Shops, r.ear Fifth street briilpe. WEEKLTALERT. Eight Pages Live Matter Even'Week D. W. RINGER. Livery,Sale & Feed Stable. JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA. First-class Rigs and Guides for Land Hunters. Sale stock cc ^t .ntly on hand. Good corral facilities for shippers. "Bus to all pa city. A specialty made of boarding gentlemen's road horses. ."-rjfm Notice to School Townanip OffleorsS The Alert has in stock all the ne blanks for school officers' use in the ing election. 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I1I.1I4 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 111. IOLACREAMBRA'SHEZCVR. THIS preparation,without injnry,removesPreck- ul^ ies, Liver-Moles, Pim ples, Black-Heads, Sunburn and Tan. A few applications will render the most stubbornly red skin soft, smooth and white. Viola Cream is not a paint or powder tocover defects, but a remedy to cure. It is superior to all other preparations, and is guaranteed to give satisfaction. At drng gists or mailed for 50 cents. Prepared by 6. C. BITTNEB & CO., TOLEDO, OHIO. Sold by Baldwin & Smith. NORTHERN DflKOTfl ELEVATOR CO., ('.rain Buyers and Warehousemen, OWN AND OPERATE Elevators on the main line of the Northern Pacific Railroad and branches. Highest Market Price paid for Grain. A. G. CHiMBERS G. Mgr. GEO. C. SMITH. Agent. I V.