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tmp— The stock of goods of the City of Paris Dry Goods Store, 203 to 207 North Spring street, purchased at public sale by the creditors, is still interesting the purchasing
public. Prices of Dress Goods, Silks, Hosiery, Gloves, Men's Furnishing Goods, Ladies', Misses' and Children's Underwear, Corsets, Skirts, Shawls, Dress Trim- j
tm*~~ mings, Fans, Handkerchiefs, Laces, Dress Linings, Blankets, Comforts, Lace Curtains, Pqrtieres, Table Linens, Towels, Napkins, Ginghams, Muslins, Sheetings and -~m9
WtZ a nd hundreds of other articles—in fact all the goods in the establishment—are simply being slaughtered. Prices and quality of goods are not considered. CASH is
O what the creditors want, consequently goods are sold for less than cost of manufacture. From 40 to 75 per cent can be saved by purchasing now at this Creditors' Sale. O ~~*9
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% 1 Commencing SATURDAY, November 18th, 1893, \ %
11 holiday goods HOLIDAY GOODS holiday goods II
Specially imported for THIS SEASON by the City of Paris. Every article must and will be sold. You can purchase NOW for less than importers' price, thereby "**^
<g . saving considerable money. At the prices marked on these Holiday Goods you can buy TWO for the same money that you have to pay others for ONE. It is gen- Z tw
erally considered that the Holiday trade is the harvest for the merchants, but at this Creditors' Sale of the City of Paris it will simply be a harvest for the public gen-
<J erally, and this sale of Holiday Goods begins NOW for the purpose of clearing it out and realizing whatever cash they will bring. Prices will be destroyed. You j** -**W
S Q shall be the judges and receive the benefit. Among the many useful as well as ornamental articles is a beautiful and complete line of yM 5
Era! OF if- g
pr f Hair Pin and Cushion Baskets, Wall Pockets, Music and Umbrella Stands, Plain and Fancy Photograph Holders, * —
(xl Broom Holders, Fancy Candy and Work Baskets, Fancy Scrap Baskets, Office Baskets, Knitting and Key Baskets, *P
q Plain and Fancy Work Stands, Flower and Fruit Baskets, Shopping and School Bags, *p Z^ m \
Plain and Fancy Infants' Baskets Traveling and Fancy Toy Baskets,
m*~- With Pockets and Covers. Counter and Lunch Baskets.
Prices range from 3 cents to $5, with an endless variety to select from. BUY NOW and save from 40 to 75 per cent. "ZSL
While the travel '\aag the pathways
Of this probation lan
We meet with circumstances
That we fall to understan.
Eome men we see fly up'ards.
On the wings of fortune moanrin.
While Providence kcops others, '
Better far, forever standln
In tho midst of tribulation.
On the lowes' earthly landin
Id a way that, think oar best,
Reaches over all accountin.
Ev'ry day we meet with Dives,
Full o' wickedness an might,
Oppressin some poor Lazarus
At mornln, noon an night.
Yet he's clad In gorgeous purple
An the fines' kind o' linen,
\V; : 'o his e\rs he closes tight
To the begssr'a piteous plead in J;
An keeps addin to his treasure.
So mighty an exceedin,
Till ii seems as If his power
Had no endin or beginnin.
An if this world we're placed in
Was the final en of livln,
An after death to mortals
No f utur* state was given.
We'd be right in thinkin I'roviaenee
Had missed its calculations.
But w'en w© recollec' that some day
There'll beta changin places
We jes' kcepirighton pullln Meady
In contentment's easy traces,
Feclin sure Chat at the endht
. She'll evemup the rations.
—Chicago Record.
Miss Sabina had finished her morning
dnties, had dressed tho butter, swept
the back porch-awd turned the broom up
in the corner, as neat housekeepers do, had
gathered flowers and seed and eggs and
now seated herself by the window to
But thei fingers moved laggardly. She
was clean sickened out of fancy work,
of nursing the sick, sitting up with other
people's children, going to funerals and
to church picnics to see young people in
' love en joyingfthemselves. She was tired,
too, of being 1 ; asked why she didn't get
married. She \ had been literally joked
to death on the i subject.
But to look in the little room where
Miss Sabina sat one would think she
might be tolerably happy. Old Puss
purred kindly at her feet, ready to fol
low every step. On the mantel stood
vases of gay flowters, and between them
an old clock, ticking and striking the
hours softly, out of respect, it may be
supposed, to the sensitiveness of Miss
Sabina, who fain would linger awhile
longer at the rosy gate to the temple of
time. On a table lay the family Bible,
in which, however, whs recorded one
date that saddened Miss Sabina —her age.
Near by hung a birdcage whose occu
pant, with head askew, perceived his
owner's melanciroly and forthwith began
to sing.
Between the windows stood an old
fashioned bureau, whose mirror kept
Miss Sabina informed of all the changes
in her face, which she prayed Father
Time to touch gently, as it might yet be
her fortune.
Feeling lonelier than ever before in her
life, she looked about her, sat for some
moments in deep meditation and then
"Is this all there is in the world for
- -JJ-** waa the key to her discontent.
Miss Sabina was right pretty, hadn't a
sharp tongue nor a long neck and was
well off. Now, why did she have to live
alone? God's original plan must cer
tainly have included her happiness. Why
not? What could Providence possibly
have against her? She had never harmed
anybody and never talked spitefully of
men—a remarkable thing in a single wo
man of 40. When Miss Sabma contem
plated the shrews, the redheads, the femi
nine scarecrows, that were flourishing
like green bay trees with husbands, and
with children to spare, she just settled
it that there was a hitch somewhere—
something out of gear in the world's
marriage machinery—and it never oc
curred to her that it is always darkest
before day.
As Miss Sabina sat musing on life and
its inequalities she heard the sharp whis
tle of a train which passed right in front
of her house. Something must have hap
pened. The whistle did not usually
sound so far from the station. Looking
out, Miss Sabina saw the train at a
standstill, men running back on the
track and passengers looking excitedly
from the car windows. Seizing her sun
bonnet, she dashed down the yard to
find out what had happened. • Four men
were approaching, bearing gently a gen
tleman who had been hurt. Attempting
to walk from one car to another, he had
made a misstep, lost his balance and
fallen. The result was a badly muti
lated foot. Miss Sabina's house being
the nearest one in sight, he was taken to
it, a surgeon summoned from town and
the train moved on.
Amputation was at once pronounced
necessary, and David Ware would not
preach the next Sunday in the city to
which ho had accepted a call. He lay
moaning on a cot in Miss Sabina's neat
little parlor. She never had anything to
touch her feelings quite so much in her
life as his Bufferings and his big brown
eyes, which she caught sight of now and
then through the door. David Ware's
foot was taken off, and a trained nurse
employed to attend him. Miss Sabina
had nothing to do in the case but to fur
nish fresh flowers and dainty edibles to
David. She was relieved of much em
barrassment when she heard that it was
a minister under her roof, People
wouldn't be so apt to joke about a man
being in a house that never had such a
thing before.
As David, in his pain, saw the little
woman moving through the hall and
heard her giving orders for his comfort,
he thought of tin- cloud with silver lin
ing about which lie had so often preach
ed. A realistic vision was passing be
fore him. The third day that he lay in
the little parlor, the nurse left him while
he was sleeping and engaged Miss Sabina
in conversation on the porch. It was
now she learned that David was an un
married man. After that the flowers
were arranged with greater care, the
chicken was broiled more daintily, and
the biscuit took on a more delicate
brown. Woman's wiles often hide un
der just such covers.
David, when he was not sleeping, spent
most of his tjme watching the door.
Sabina, when she was not cooking or
making bouquets, spent most of her
time gliding stealthily by the door, for
of course she was too modest aud prop
er to enter it except occasionally with
ueighix>rs who called upon the unfor
tunate ministf-x..
Airs. lauutia Topp, a neighbor and B
great believer in the law of compensa
tion, made Sabina blush herself nearly
to death by saying: "Well, Sabina, the
Lord took tho minister's foot, but he'll
he sure to give him something in place of
it. You've been good enough to let him
have the little parlor you don't even
open for most folks, and maybe you'll
get your pay in some manner you're not
expecting." Sabina pretended not to be
thinking about pay, but she was already
thinking about possibilities.
Well, there's no situation in life but
changes sooner or later. David Ware,
minister, could not lie forever in that
little parlor being waited on, and Sabina
Wilkins could not go on forever broiling
chickens and arranging sweet flowers
for a strange man.
David was at last able to limp out to
tho porch, where he caught Miss Sabina
sitting under the vines. The nurse was
down in the village; Rex was asleep on
the doormat. Sabina blushed like a girl
of 18and was afraid to sit with the minis
ter for fear a neighbor might come and
catch her. She was afraid to get up and
leave for fear she would be losing an
opportunity, and a woman at 40 can't
afford to be reckless.
David rocked; Sabina rocked. Then
he said, "Pleasant evening, Miss Wil
"Yes, very," she answered.
David rocked; Sabina rocked. Then
he said: "Sweet little home for you here,
Miss Wilkins. Suppose you never get
lonely, do you?"
"Yes, very," she answered him. It
announced to him that here was a ten
der, loving woman robbed by some bro
ken law of tho love and sympathy to
which she was entitled. Modest and re
fined as David was, he was suddenly
moved to an outburst of admiration that
filled the very air about Sabina with
music and light and fragrance. "Miss
Sabina," he said, "I think you're the
sweetest woman I ever saw. Why don't
you get married?"
Poor little Sabina felt for her salts bot
tle. She had never been al tacked that
way about marrying! And she never
dreamed that love and courtship could
be condensed or reduced to one sentence.
Recovering herself, after a prolonged
quiver of joyous surprise, she came back
at David facetiously: "Mr. Ware, I
think you are the nicest man I ever saw.
Why don't you get married?"
"Because I can't find a woman with
my name in her hand, Miss Sabina."
"Oh, my! What do you mean, Mr.
"Don't you know, Miss Sabina. some
palmistry philosophers claim that every
woman's hand has a man's initial in it?"
"Do tell I" gasped Sabina, with eyes
aflare and palms instantly upturned,
while blushes chased with burning hope
over her cheeks and throat. "Would
you mind my looking at your hand,
Miss Sabina?" David asked, construing
favorably her excitement. Sabina ex
tended her hand. David examined it
closely, looked up into her eyes, then
spelled slowly, "W-a-r-e! There it is!"
Sabina gasped, held her salts bottle tc
her nose, having jerked her hand from
him with a coquettish way that said,
"Take it again." "You mustn't fly iv
the face of Providence, Sabina. Be
ware!' A pun ami proposal in one
word. Seeing that Sabina was nnspeak-*
ably happy, David continued: "Only as
toy wife, Sabina, can I repay your kind
ness. You and I aie a pair of scissors,
divided and lonely. Come, let ub unite
and after this 'cut the fabric of life to
Sabina's head drooped, Rex 'barked,
and the minister and maiden kissed.—
Cincinnati Post.
That the old world custom of tattooing
heraldic and other designs upon the
arms, back and chest of men is coming
Into fashion here is shown by the pres
ence in the daily papers of advertise
ments offering to tattoo crests, coats ol
arms, monograms, etc., at the client's
residence for the moderate sum of from
$5 to $10. There are a large number oi
royal and imperial personages in Europe
who are tattooed, the Princess Walde
mar of Denmark having an anchor tat
tooed on her shoulder as emblematic of
her husband's seafaring profession,
while several well known Parisiennee
have their fair shoulders adorned with
flowers-de-luce in token of their mon
archial preferences.
Grand Duke Alexis, the czar's brother,
has his entire right arm tattooed from
wrist to shoulder, while the wrist of
King Oscar of Sweden is not free from
decorations of this character. The reign
ing Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha has his
left arm tattooed, as has also his nephew,
Prince Henry of Prussia, while the Duke
of York has the union jack and St.
George's ensign indelibly marked on his
forearm.—Vi >gue.
A FamouH Bible.
The family Bible of George Washing
ton's mother is owned by Ml*. Lewis
Washington of Charleston, Va. Six
leaves from this historic volume were
torn out and deposited in the corner
stone of the Mary Washington inonumen!
at Fredericksburg a few years ago.—St
Louis Republic.
Wanted to Applaud.
There was immense applause at the
first performance of a new play. Sud
denly a one armed gentleman turned to
the person sitting next to him and said,
"Caballero, be good enough to clap this
hand, as I want badly to applaud my
self. "—Sobreniesa.
Critic—Is tbat meant for a mountain?
Artist—No; only v bluff. — Detroit
Tribune. t
The Oldest Soldier In the World.
Russia proudly claims the oldest sol
dier, if not the oldest citizen of any rank,
in the known world. Her claimant for
this distinguished honor is Colonel Grit
zenko of Pottawa near Odessa, who, if he
lives until Feb. 7, will celebrate his one
hundred and twentieth birthday. Grit-
Eenko entered the military service in the
year 1789, 104 years ago, and received
from the hands of Empress Catherine
herself a gold medal for conspicuous
bravery at the assault on Ismail. This
trophy, of which the aged warrior is
justly very proud, bears the following
inscription: "For exceptional bravery at
the assault of Ismail, Dec. 11, 1789."—
St. Louis Republic.
A Patient Suffering; From a Peculiar Dle
•aitf In a St. I.»u» Hospital.
There is a "marble man" at the City
hospital. lie is whiter than the alabas
ter statue DiSby makes in "Adonis," and
the "driven snow" would soil his cheeks.
Not only is his skin absolutely colorless,
but his tongue, gums and finger nails
are devoid of all hint of blood dyeing.
He is believed to be tbe first patient suf
fering* from the peculiar ailment he is
afflicted with that ever stepped inside
St. L-.uis. As is proper with such a
very distinguished disease, it has a very
aristocratic name—anchylostomum dc
A very, very rare little worm is en
gaged in merrily sucking the red cor
puscles, or life giving element, from this
poor fellow's blood, and if the unwel
come tenant is not gotten rid of pretty
soon the patient will fade away to a
Bhadow and die from sheer lack of nour
ishment, though his stomach be full of
food. Albert Abbink, a young man who
came from Germany, is the patient, and
he isn't at all proud of it either. He
looks like a marble statue, and a very
skeletonish one at that, and has great
difficulty in moving around owing to his
Though this peculiar disease, or affec
tion, is very rare in this part of the
country, it is common enough in Italy
and Germany. The worms are supposed
to be in certain kinds of muddy water,
and it has been noticed that brickmakers
and pottery operatives in the old country
are peculiarly apt to get them. When
the great St. Gothard tunnel was be
ing dug it was discovered that nearly
every workman engaged upon the job
suffered from this plague. It was first
noted in Egypt, aud from this fact the
weakness was named Egyptian chlorosis.
Scientists are pretty certain that the
Pharaohs had it, and some are inclined
to believe that the plague of toads men
tioned in holy writ was none other than
the plague of anchylostomum dode
Dr. Marks believes he can assist Ab
bink in getting rid of his high toned
parasites, several of which now occupy
a glass slide under his microscope. They
are about an eighth of an inch in length,
and under the magnifying glass look like
white alligators. They have tremendous
jaws and wear their eggs scattered along
their backbones.—St. Louis Globe-Dem
A Skeleton Declared to Be That of an In
dian, but Th«#e Are Some Who Doubt It.
Justice Cooper and a jury, in the ab
•ence of Coroner Moore, held an inquest
at Babylon, N. V., the other day over
the skeleton which was unearthed on
the property of John S. Foster yester
day by some men engaged in digging
post holes. A number of old residents
of the village were sworn, but were un
able to throw any light on the subject
or identify the remains. They all stated
that they could not recollect the sud
den disappearance of any man. The
oldest witness, however, said (hat the
ground where the skeleton was found
had never been used as a graveyard.
Charles I. Bedell, a resident of that
portion of the town and a farmer, owner
of the property, stated that he had plowed
the ground in question eight years
ago. From this it would seem that bad
the boc% been there then it would have
been unearthed, as it was only 18 inches
under ground. The jury returned a ver
dict stating that iv its opinion the skel
eton was that of an Indian who had
been buried about 40 years and had come
to his death from natural causes.
The village people generally believe
that it waa the skeleton of a murdered
man whose body wai brought ashere
and buried.
Mrs. Grant's Hunt Fur a Home.
Mrs. Grant has determined to make
her future home in Washington, and
during her recent sojourn here spent
most of her time in house hunting. Al
most every available residence in the
West End now vacant was offered for
her consideration through the various
real estate agents, and it is safe to
assert that she made an exhaustive ex
amination of no less than 50 before
leaving for New York with her daugh
ter, without coming to any definite con
clusion in regard to a selection. Those
that suited her fancy did not suit her
purse, and when houses desirable in both
these respects were offered £or her ap
proval, foe locality, as a rule, proved
unsatisfactory. Mrs. Grant has not giv
en up hope of ultimate success, and can
didly avers her preference for Washing
ton as a place of residence. —Washington
Tclephonlug Through Snow.
Professor A. H. Thompson, chief of
the United States Geological survey, re
turned from the Black Hills a few even
ings ago. The government has two par
ties in the hills, one at Rapid City and
the other at Deadwood. The professor
found the Rapid City party entirely
snowbound and tells a tale of how he
got communication with them. He
worked his way toward the men until
he came within speaking distance. By
that time further passage seemed to be
impracticable, but by accident they had
occasion to resort to a peculiar expedi
ent. They talked through the snow.
The snow acted as a conductor of sound,
and with some difficulty they made one
another understand. —Denver Republi
can. •
llrnwno on Insomnia.
Sir James Crichton Browne, the Eng
lish expert on bram diseases, asserted in
a popular lecture last week that insom
nia is "not attended with such diastroue
consequences as is commonly supposed.
It is not as dangerous as the solicitude of
the sufferer. He suggested that the
brains of literary men, who are the most
frequent victims, acquire the trick of
the heart, which takes a doze a fraction
of a second after each beat aud so man
ages to get six hours' rest in 34. Some
brains in cases of insomnia sleep in sec
tions, different brain centers going off
duty in turn.
A Thorn In Ills Knee.
When a boy 17 years of age, in the
year l&riO, V. Newell, who now resides
beyond Nichols' ranch and is now over
60 years of age, was out hunting and
ran in his knee what he supposed was a
thorn. It broke off so deep in the knee
that the wound closed up, and all search
failed to locate it. Mr. Newell finally
concluded that he was mistaken, and cv
eryltody told mm Ins troubles wert
caused l>y rheumatism.
Of bite the <>I<l gentleman's knee got t<
be so bad thai lit; had it lanced Severn,
times and was treated for rheumatism.
A few days ago the thorn worked it.
waj out and was found to be half an
inch In length. Mr. Newell says afte
■offering untold misery for 43 years U
now feels easier with the thorn in a lit
tit; bottle instead of in hia knee.—Grast
Valley (Cal.) Union.
a Costly Olaas or Hear.
Theodore Voeste waa today sentenced
to 00 days in jail, to pay a fine of $ao?
and costs of trial and to give $3,ooobon<
to not again engage in the liquor bust
ness. All this for pleading guilty to ■ell'
ing one glass of beer.
Previous to sentence Judge Randolph,
Who is and always has been an enthu
siast on prohibition, asked Voeste if thers
was any reason why his sentence should
be light. Voeste said he had paid regular
monthly fines to the city, and as he hat
now quit the business he ought to be lei
off easy.—Emporia (Kan.) Dispatch.
A Win llnnlrmce.
The proprietor of a restaurant inParii
recently issued the following notice
"Being desirous of honoring the Rus
sians, who are the country's guests, 1
have decided to change the name of thii
establishment, and by the use of a sin
gle apostrophe to transform it from the
Cafe Divan into the Cafe d'lvan."—Pari:
Her Paradise.
There is a Washington young womar
who, in addition to having sensitivt
nerves, is intensely devoted to Browning.
Much of her time she applies to the dis
covery of new mysticisms and much
more to worrying over them. Not long
ago she was quite ill. A friend called or
her and said consolingly:
"Never mind, dear. This idleness will
make you enjoy life all the more when
you are about again."
"I don't know," sighed the patient,
"Perhaps I will not get well."
"Oh, you don't thiuk of such things as
that, do you?" .
"You take it rather cheerfully?'
"Oh, I don't mind it at all. Perhaps I
shall meet Mr. Browning in the next
world, and we shall have such a good
time explaining his works to each oth
n\"—Kate Field's Washington.
She Oiiin Mted Cabby.
It has remained lor a Boston woman
to get the better of a Chicago hackman
according to the Chicago papers. Slu
lived in a house where the boarders were
accustomed to hire an omnibus to take
them to the fair grounds. She negotiated
with tho owner of the omnibus for an
evening trip, beat "cabby" down $12 op
the price and collected full fare frorr
each of the party, pocketing the extn
$18. She worked the scheme severa'
times with success, finally being discov
Mrs. Cleveland's Divided Skirt.
It is said that Mrs. Cleveland has in
vested in a bicycle and divided sk<rt to
wear when riding .it. She will try to
make riding in this way the fashion in
Washington this winter.—tian Francisco

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