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Kan may forget when love has been un
If then love smile, content to leave behind
The stings of yesterday; so full his heart
Of welling bliss'that pain may hold no part
When he forgives.
Not so with woman. Freely she forgives
For love's dear sa*ke; but ever while she
The bitter with the sv. eet must mlnglo yet
Deep in her heart; for she cannot forget
When she forgives.
—Mary E. Sticlcney In Lippincott's.
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A disgusted reader of the many new
translations of "Omar Khayyam" thus ex
presses himself:
"There was an old person of Ham
Who wearied of Omar Khayyam.
'FitzGeral:!.' said he,
'Is as right as can be;
But this club and these "versions"—O,
dam!' "
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A London story goes that a leading novel
ist met an equally leading poet at a parly,
and. apparently, the two "got on" very
well. Some time after, a friend asked the
•■leading" novelist what he thought of the
"leading" poet. "Oh," was tho reply, "a
charming man and a vary gifted writer.
Yet to the eye he did not impress one
ns I had expected. He lacked the great
brow of a Shakespeare." The friend looked
at the "leading" novelist ar.u smiled.
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From the entirely unbiased opinions of
an English traveler. Mr. H. de Wendt, fel
low of the Royal Geographical society, we
(get at some real facts about the gold fields
of Alaska. He treats of the dangers am!
tho risks of travel mainly. But first he
treats of the general gold showing as fol
"It is all over the country, from Sitka
to the Arctic ocean and from Mackenzie
river to the Bering sea. Up tc now. how
ever, tha Yukon basin hs3 been the cen
ter of attraction, and, Indeed, there is
•carculy a spot upon Its upper waters
where ycu can wash a pan out without I
finding some deposit. The Yukon river
may (from a miring pcint of view) be di
vided into three parts: (1) The upper sec
tion, In British territory, containing the
Lewes, Stewart and Klondike rivers and
Forty-Mile City (2) the middle section,
from the American boundary to the Tnnn
na river, comprisirjj Birch creek, other
tributaries of varying Importance and
Circle City, and (S) the lower section, also
ln American territory, down to Bering sea.
The gold taken from the three sections
amounted in 1894 to about £7C,000. In J>»;.
from January to April Is;, the Klondike
district alone yielded £1,000,000, an:! this
although under W0 men were at work."
As io the weather, Mr. de "Wendt does not
make a very discouraging showing, and
one is again reminded of what Lieutenant
Peary has so often declared, that If men
can be thoroughly well fed and clothed
they can stand the cold of Alaska perfectly
w»li. He says of the climate:
"I know at lease a dozen 'old-timers'
who have spent si:: consecutive years In
the country for the cold has been greatly
exaggerated. Eighty degrees below zero
Is aoout the severest ye; experienced, but
this Is very rare, an ! here, unlike Canada,
there is seldom the wind that makes even
twenty degrees below sero unbearable. . .
Winter generally commences in October,
(but often much earlier), arc: the Yukon
Is usually clear of ico by the middle of
May, but this !b also uncertain. The snow
fall Is not excessive, three feet being con
sidered deep. The winter days are very
short, there being hut two hours between
the rising and setting of the sun but it !.;
never pitch dark, and the lovely northern
lights are common. In Bummi r the tem
perature often reaches eighty Si grees, bul
tho nights are cool and pleasant. The
<!nys are then twenty hours long, with
twilight the remaining four."
But It Is a sad commentary he makes on
the mosquito season:
"Until we sot more or less accustomed to
tho annoyance, conversation, Bleep and
even eating were quite out of the ques
tion. I camped out after a hard day's
work, famished with hunger, and yet un
able to raise a mouthful to my lips, ow
ing to the persistant onslaughts of these
pests, who are, Indeed, one of the greatest
curses of this great northern land. Even
the Indians suffer tortures from May until
September, but their bodies are smeared
with rancid oil and tho smell affords them
c protection denied to the whlto man. A
Yukon mosquito will torture a dog to death
ln a few hours, and frequently drive hear
and deer into the water. There is no rem
edy. We kept a damp rag smoldering all
right in the tent, which nearly suffocate,:
us, but had no effect whatever on our tiny
When a man Is so Impressed with the
power of mosquitoes that he uses the pro
noun "who" in speaking of them, we begin
to understand their Importance. Alter all.
It seems that these insects arc the things
most to be dreaded in Alaska.
Mrs. Stanton's "Reminiscences," ex
tracts from which have come to hand,
must have many things of rare Interest.
Her account of bow she felt on a certain
occasion when she expected great thing*
to be said or thought, shows her blunt and
honest way of putting thing.-:
.... "I have 'felt Solemn' whenever
I have seen any daughters of our grand
republic knitting, tatting, embroidering or
occupied with any of the 10,000 digital ab
surdities that fill so largo a place In the
Jive's of Eve's daughters,
"Looking forward to .... discus
sions of all these grand themes In meet
ing the eldest daughter of David and
Martha Wright, nleeo of Luoretla Mo:t.
sister-in-law of. William T.loyd Garrison, v
queenly woman. 6 feet Sln heirtht ....
with glorious black eyes, rivaling even
De Stael's in power and pathos, one can
readily experience my feelings when such
a woman pulled a cotton wash rag from
her pocket and forthwith began In knit
with bowed head. Fixing her eyes and con
centrating her thoughts on a rag one fool
square, it was Impossible for conversation
to rl3e above Hit wash rat? level
I not only was 'solemn' Hint day. hut T am
profoundly 'solemn' whenever I think of
that queenly woman and that cotton wash
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E. C. Coles (Sara Jeannette Duncan),
author of "A Social Departure," "An
American Girl In London," "[lis Honor
and a Lady." etc. Illustrated, Umo.,
cloth, 51.50. D. Appleton * Co.
In some sort this very lively story may
fop denominated a sequel to "An Am. ricatl
Girl in London." Mamie Wick, daughter
of Senator Wick 0 f Chicago, not being
willing to marry Mr. Mafferton, "even for
literary purposes." became engaged to Mr.
Arthur Oreenleaf Page of Yale college. Be
ing her own heroine, she bad to dispose of
herself, and this wa3 how she did it.
But she and Arthur \ quarreled, and
"Poppa" Wick took her and her mother
abroad for a few months' stay. The fun
of the book Is In the account of what they
did, which Is, Indeed, very funny. Some
of the characters of the forme* voiume re
appear here, and thus the "American
Girl" Is projected Into this book with all
her acquired momentum. "Poppa" Wick
13 a brick, while his wife melts rather 100
readily for serious business. Things get
badly tangled towards the end of the tour,
and great distress comes upon the family
when the gossips have It that Mamie is to
wed Mr. Dickey Dod. But It turns out
that Mamie Is only aiding hhn to win and
hear away another young woman, and in
tho midst of it all Mr. Arthur Page drops
down out of the clouds and the earth
smiles again.
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story of alie recent war between the
Greeks and Turks. By Henry No !
Brallsford. 12mo, cloth, 5i.25. D. Ap
pleton & Co.
This remarkable picture of the actual
conditions in the Greek army during the
recent war is drawn by a new author of ex
ceptional promise, who served ID the For
eign legion. There are glimpses of Lamia.
Pbarsala, Larfesa. Voio. Valcsetii.ee ami Do
roolco. The author was on* of th*disor
ganized and leadcrlcsii assemblage which
constituted the Greek army and his won
derfully graphic of the conditions
in the ranks, the Incompetence of officers
and the attitude of the king and crown
prince toward the war, sJied a new light
upon \hc disasters of the campaign. Th*
events chronicled In the volume are near
enough to us in point of lime :o make !t ail
very real, and we are given in orderly
grouping, pictures that were disconnected
and more or less obscure audi meaningless
The story opens In Lamia near to the sea
and the vineyards of Phocis, a merry place
for the lads to train In. "The guns are a".
In Athens; but they are safer there!" Ii
is an easy, flowing, satisfying stylo of
story that tells us cf this romantic episode
Of the splenetic Greeks of today, and the
volume can he honestly commended to the
public. It is not a great historic ehronle'e.
but it I* a most entertaining and helpful
THE DISASTER.—A romance of the
Franco-Prussian war. By Paul and
Victor Marguerltte. i2mo, clotn, 51.30.
D. Apple ton & Co.
Like Zola'i "La Debacle." with which it
naturally challenges comparison. "Le De
sastre" has for its theme the Franco-
Prussian war. The authors have :he ad
vantage of being well equipped for writ
ing of a:-my see nes. being descendants cf a
line of soldiers; their father was the cav
alry general. Augusts Marguerittc, who
fell at the battle of Stiian; and the young
est son, Victor, was himself an officer in
the French a"my, but recently abandoned
the military career in order to associate
himself with his brother In literary work.
A most eloquent story is thlsione of the
events following closely upon tlie oper
lug of the campaign of ISTa. The France-
Prussian wear :.- modern history, but a mix
ture of romance with It gives aelelee! power
and also a fixedness of memory Impossible
In dry details alone. We venture the opin
ion that no reader will lay this book down
will.on; experiencing a new pense of the
humbling of France and the far-reaching
consequenoes of that terrible struggle.
Never were such armies so quickly pul in
motion and so desperately locked in decis
ive battles.
For the first time one realizes the dra
matic element In the case of Marshal Ha-'
sains, the suspicions, the- hesitation, the
surrender, his trial for treason, life sen
tence, escape and Una! disgrace and e.etuh
iii Spain.
The book has a moral and ends with n
promise of a new France that should arise
out of the awfu! crucible of confi|et. And
a new France has arisen, rot yet as solid
as compacted Germany, but yet a new na
tion that learned its needed lesson in what
once seemed a hopeless disaster.
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PARIS.—By 51. Zola. The last volume !n
Zola's famous "Trlology cf Three
Cities." Two volumes, 52 The Macmil
!a:i company.
After many delays the last of Zola's grsa!
works is out. and his ambition is an
swered. The one tiling that is nrst noticed
Is the plan. It supplements the Mudy of
society which was begun In Lourdles and
carried forward In Borne, 'liie same, earn
est priest whose journey to Hume waa
made of such pathetic interest appears iv
the present volume, never wearying in his
hope but changed in his beliefs. The style
is livelier than in the other works of the
Trlology, which is quite natural, and there
is rather less of dissertation and descrip
tion. Of Paris, his own beloved Paris,
Zoia says;
"Paris charms and captivates foreigners
of rank; that showa how dear it should bo
to the heart ot a Parisian. 1 have a pro
found love and admiration for it. But. as
in the witches'cauldron in 'Macbeftt,' there
is everything, all that is best and all that
is worst; so there arc in Paris the most ex
quisite virtues and the most horrible vices,
tho most heroic devotion and the vilest
crimes; in a word, all the different mani
festations of humanity No veil hides these
tares iv my book; and the Impiety com-'
mitted, if there be one in it. has been com
mitted to show forth ill tho brightest light
the sovereign virtues of Paris. It Is to this
focus of science and goodness that the
heart of Abbe Froment comes for warmth.
There he finds the idea of the religion of
the future, of a better Bocial State, which
is elaborated here In the Immense dally
work of this great city. For Instance,
Paris, which is so charitable, demonstrates
iho poworlessnoss of charity, which "Is a
Christian and anti-social sentiment. It Is
needful that the idea of justice which
raises the weak should kill charity, which
keeps them in degradation. An era of jus
tice, that is the promise of the future, and
it is upon Paris that this day will dawn.
Everybody is working for this, willingly
or unwillingly; the torrent carries away
the obstacles which bar its road and do but
serve 10 augment iLs power. The abbe's
conscience Is troubled by so many trials,
and lie is born again to life; and that cry
of distress which he gave on fleeing from
Home cuds in a gentle murmur of gratitude
after a stay of three years in Paris."
The one adverse criticism that Instantly
suggests itself is the apparently needless
presentation of so much that is vlU—vile
of itself, and not necessarily connected
with lack ot employment and its consequent
poverty. And even the Instruments by
whose hands society is to receive its up
heaval, tho actors in the bloody drama to j
be enacted, are curiously found consorting
with the vile. When the detectives hunt
for the conspirators against social order
they visit the smoky halls where wanton-i
ness. reigns. Due feels that tit some'points ;
Zola is at his worst again, and one's feel
ings are disturbed again, as they were not
in "Home"—for lv that volume Zola was
at his best.
The eh i|,ler depicting the (rial of Salvat
is very powerful, it gives a true picture
cf criminal procedure in France and adds .
a new interest to the famous trial of Zola
hlmsolf—as if ho might have already had
a vision of what might some day come
to hint. This chapter alone would make
the volume valuable. It makes the Anglo-
Saxon rejoice that, while our courts may
err on the side of delay, the accused may
not be browbeaten from tho bench, as has
many limes happened even in rflodorn
The execution of Salvut is not pictur
esquely or impressively described, but Is
Commonplace and tails to give the reader
any exalted Idea of I he self-styled martyr.
Paris may even now be going on to new
outbreaks, but Zola does not show us a type
of reformers that give promise of any thing
much better than the ills v.c have. This
is the disappointing side of the picture, lie
does not show us great souls In the work
which he professes to believe is going on,
while the worst of the vices he portrays
and dwells upon are not the fruits of any
one system of any one ago. but great cities
in all times have been cursed by them.
Much less does he show us ho>v any form of
anarchy or revolution can bring peace and
But "Paris" Is a volume well worth read
lug, despite Us sophistries and its apparent
ly needless, if not mischievous, tendency
to leach disorder. Tho great city has ad
vanced with thu rest of the world, ad
vanced in spite of the wild ways of the
mob. The Bastile is no longer possible;
nor, lot us hope, another bloody revolu
tion. And Is it wholly groundless, this new
hope of Pierre? Who shall say that sci
ence may not yet tell us more of the tacts
of life, as it has told us of tho facts of the
natural world? At any rate, have not
mortals a right to express hope of this?
"if the domain of science embraces the
acquired truths." why not Some that re
main to be acquired. Zola makes Abbe
Froment express the hope anil belief that
"a religion grafted on science is ITie indi
cated, certain. Inevitable finish of man's
long march toward knowledge." .-md it
for this end that the young priest has been
made to figure ill three cities through all
his strange experiences.
Zola's dream, as interpreted by Pierre's
conclusions, is of a future which shall
find so.iety with work to do, and bread for
the workers; justice, not charity, for the
poor: am 1 . Truth and Love that shall take
up their abode and rule in the huge city.
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NIAL NEW By E. Raynor.
Copeland *.v Day, Boston.
Hero Is a very line, large volume that
tells us a strange, strong story of Toe
olden time. The romance open.- in rural
England nearly three centuries ago. A
wild young man, who has wasted his sub
stance in riotous living, determines to try
his fortune in America, just then begin
ning to offer opportunities for adventure.
At the very last his sister resolves to pay
his debts and accompany him in his new
life. Ju.,t as they are about to embark
on the little vessel Fulke Novard. in order
to secure the passage for himself and sis
ter, of titled family though they be, is
compelled to agree thai if lie dOcrj
not provide the money at ftie end
of the voyage—contingent upon meeting
lan Indian trader on landing in New York
—the sister may be held as a bond servant
of the captain. The Indian trader is not
met. being at Albany, when the little ship
arrives in New York, and so after much
wailing. Avellne, half erased over the des
perate straits, is bound to service in the
family or a rich Dutch settler as c lady's
it is here that the story really begins, a
story crowded with incidents of no com
mon order. The new servant at once
wins the heart of honest old Pieter Foljer.
anil then tho madame's, which triumph is
again followed by the Jealousy of the two
sons over her. Meantime Avellne keeps to
her duties in a line, high-bred way, and the
brother, too, has mended his fortune as v
partner of Roger Bennett, the famous Tn
diati trader. A bitter feud arises between
the two sons, mainly over Avellne, and af
fairs come to a desperate! pass before rea
son prevails cud one is made happy over
her possession, While the other's troubles
end in the winning of his demure hut heroic
little cousin. Miss Probity Thnxter.
It is a simply told, wholesome, old-fash
ioned story that is exceedingly refreshing
to come across in the mazes of modern in
Mrs. Coventry Patmorc Is preparing a
biography of her lata hue-band.
Clc-r.. Horace Porter's "Campaigning with
Grant" !s to be issued in London in book
form by Fisher Unwin.
The Anniversary Library !s
to hold its twentieth annual conference a;
Lakewood-on-Chautauqua July 2d to Wth
next. I
Lord Tennyson Is engaged upon new
notes le certain of liis father's poems,
which will see the light iv a forthcoming
"Toting Blood" is the title of Mr. Horn
ir's new book Issued under the Serlbners'
Tin- Funk & Wagnalls company an
nounce "The Christian Gentleman." a vol
ume, of essays find addresses by Rev. Dr.
Bnuis A. Banks.
T. Y. Crowell & Co. have in press for im
mediate publication Tolstoi's new book
entitled "What Is Art?" and Dean Futrar's
,=tories of "Great Books," now appearing
In the Independent.
The Baker & Taylor Co. Announce for
Immediate publication "The Twentieth
Century City." by Rev. Dr. Josiah Strong,
a study of modem municipal development:
also v volume of essays on "Life. Dea:h
and Immortality." by Dr. William M. Bry
A discovery is announced of long-lost
Nelson manuscripts which formerly be
longed to I.ady Nelson. They include many
letters a' Nelson to his wife, with others
trom her to him, none of whtafe have ever
beer, published, but all of which are now
to appear In book form.
There was recently soM in London a copy
of what Is known, as the Kilmarnock edi
tion of Hurr.s' poems, in the ordinary paper
rover of 17S0, measuring ox 9. and said to be
unique. This gem fetched the enormous
price of 515 guineas, and al that price is
likely to come to America.
The middle of April will see the publica
tion of "Vanity Fair" In the new biograph
ical edition of Thackeray, which Smith.
Elder & Co. have had in preparation for
some- time. Mrs. Richmond Ritchie is writ
ing an Introduction for each of the thirteen
Mrs. Humphrey Ward's new novel will
he ready In May.
There is to be an edition de luxe of Mark
Twain's "Following the Equator." limited
to 350 copies. The pages have been sent
abroad for Mr. Clemens to sign.
Sir Arthur Sullivan is at work on a mu
sical setting for Rudyard Kipling's "Re
cessional." Sir Arthur proposes to make of
it a song, rather than a hymn. Mr. de Ko
ven has sel the ]>o< m to music for The La
dles' Home Journal.
Mr. W. f >. Colllngwood has recently
printed the following Interesting item:
•i am glad to say that Mr. Ruskln's health
is much as it has been during these later
years. He still takes his daily walks, sees
his personal friends and spends much time
in reading. Hut it docs not seem to be
understood by the public that his compara-
I tlve health depends upon hit being kept
from all unnecessary work."
I Dr. Mas Nordau has been Interviewed by
Tho Hevlow of Reviews on the Jewish sltu-
I atlon In Prance. He say* that that coun
i try Is "simply marching towards a new
| St. Bartholomew's eve. to a massacre
! wihlch will only be limited bjr the number of
Jews whom the Catholics car. Hud to
| knock on the head."
81r Wilfrid Laurler, the Canadian pre-
I mler. Is engaged, In collaboration with Mr.
! Beckles Wilson, on a history of the Hud
! son Bay company, complied frcm the
j archives of the company. The book cannot
i help being of Interest, since It will be the
record of two and a half centuries, of hard
ships, peril*, court Intrigues, English and
French and state secrets. It will probably
be ready for publication In the spring.
"The Whist Reference Hook," a work of
nearly COO pages, by William Mill Butler,
is in the press of John C. Yorston & Co. of
Philadelphia, There will be two editions
one an edition de luxe. Mr. Butler has
spent three years In the preparation of the
book, whleb contains sixty portraits of
whist celebrities,lncluding one Lord Folke
stone, who was the first to Inculcate the
scientific study of whist in England'ln 1725.
Mr. Davis' new serial. "The King's Jack
al," which Is to begin ln Scribner's In
April, ilustrated by Mr. Gibson, Is full of
the characters Mr. Davis particularly de
lights in—a banished king in need of funds,
who organizes a daring plot to get them;
a young American girl with a great deal of
money, a modern prince with mediaeval
notions, an adventuress and a clashing
newspaper correspondent who has been
everywhere, knows everything and can
slap kings on the back. The scene is laid
in Tangier.
Dr. Karl Frey, professor of art history in
the University at Berlin, has just pub
lished an edition of Michael Angelo's poems
which is said to be the first that Is wholly
authentic. He has been able to draw upon
the family archives of the famous Italian
and has introduced much new material into
his volume.
"The Doves of the Lady Arabella" is tho
title of a new novo! by Mollle Elliott
Beawell, author of "The Sprightly Ro
mance of Marsae" and "The History of
Lady Betty Stair," etc. it is to be pub
lished by the Macmillan company.
The same publishers also announce a new
cV.bion of Gilbert Parker's novels, and a
no* novel by James Bakett, a
Missouri story.
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The comparative merits of American and
English passenger traffic, from the trav
elers' point of view, will be considered in
a Beries c,C articles, of which the first, "Ev
olution of Comfort in Railway Traveling
in England," by cl. A. Sekon, will appear
in tho April number. The articles will be
copiously illustrated.
Henry George's posthumous book, "The
Science of Political Economy," will be pub
lished in London by Messrs. Kegan Paul.
A volume of essays, entitled "Wisdom
and Destiny." from the French of Maurice
Maeterlinck, is announced by Dodd, Mead
& Co.
A bi-monthly magazine devoted to "bibli
ophiles Interested in Americana" has just
made its appearance in Milwaukee, under
Hie title of "American Book Lore." The
editor is Henry E. Legler.
Messrs. L. C. Page & Co. announce for
early publication a Revolutionary novel,
■v be entitled "Tin- Continental Dragoon."
The author, Mr. It. X. Stephens, has laid
the scene of his story in the neighborhood
,>;' the Phiillpse manor house, Yonkers,
and the lime is 1777, w hen the mansion was
In neutral territory.
"All the World's Fighting Ships." by F.
C. Jane, will shortly be issued by Little,
Brown ,t Co.. in conjunction with Samp
son, Low, Martin & Co. of London. The
volume will be illustrated with portrait de
tails of over 1000 warships, with notes and
other useful statistics. By the same house
will also l.c published the second volume
of tho "History of the Royal Navy From
the Earliest Times to the Present Day,"
edited by William Laird Clowes; also a
new edition of "Ironclads ln Action." in*!
two volumes, by H. W. Wilson, with a
preface by Capt, a. t. Mahan.
The Macmillan company will publish
here in two volumes Sir Charles Gavan
Duffy's memoirs, "My Life in Two Hemi
spheres"; also "A Handbook of Nature
Study," by D. Large.
The new Boston firm of Richard G.
Badser & Co. announces "Rational Home
Gymnastics," by Hartvig Nissen, and a
volume of "Poems," by Philip Becker
Francis P. Harper, New York, has In
press, from the pen of Rev. J. F. O'Connor,
S. J., former librarian of Georgetown col
lege, an illustrated work, entitled "Facts
About Bookworms. Their History in Lit
erature and Work In Libraries."
Once more Thomas B. Mosher of Port
land, Me., calls attention to three ojiuscles,
little chef d'oeuvres of typography. The
tiny volumes are Walter Pater's transla
tion of "The Story of Cupid and Psyche."
Lucie Page's Englishing of Maurice de
Guerin'S "The Centaur and the Bacchante"
and Sarah Austin's English rendering of
Carvoe's "The Story Without an End."
Little, Brown & Co. announce for the
coming spring and summer "Memoirs of
Chancellor Kent"; a new edition of Soule's
"Dictionary of English Synonyms"; "The
King's Henchman," a. historical novel of
the wars of Henry of Navarre; a musical
story, entitled "The Duena of a Genius'.'
by Mrs. Blundell; a and a romance of Pal
estine, by Henry Gillman. entitled "Has
san, a Fellah." The present month will
sco the completion of the new editions of
Parkman's works, and April the beginning
of the new edition of Dumas. The same
firm will also soon publish "All the World's
Fighting Ships." by V. C. Jane, a descrip
tive book, profusely Illustrated, and sev
eral other contributions to the study of
naval science and history,
A new periodical, to be called "The Town
Crier," and to be published weekly, is
soon to be started here. It will be con
ducted on lines not altogether unlike those
proposed for the abandoned L'lnfant Ter
rible, and its contributions will consist
largely of the work of younger writers.
There is no reason to believe, however,
that contributors will be obliged to pay
for the privilege of being admitted to the
columns of The Town Crier.
Predicted for March 20 or 21 by W.
The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune re
cently called attention to W. W. March of
Winton Place as the coming weather prog
nostlcator. at the same time publishing
his forecast for February. The snowstorm
which he predicted for that month came
one day late, and the heaviest fall was in
Ohio and West Virginia, as he pred*r#3d.
In the light of his success last month, the
following announcement of a blinding snow
storm to visit this Bectlon about March
SO will be read with Interest:
Kdllor Commercial Tribune: On the 20th
or 21st of March there will pass over the
entire country a blinding snowstorm, ac
companied by very high winds. This storm
will be most seven- on the waters. I would
advise our warships on the ocean and In
harbors, also the steamers on the lakes and
the country in general to prepare for~Th'e
storm. W. V*. MARSH.
Winton Place, 0., March 9, ISD3. ,
The Race of the Age
Han and Woman Are Up
Against Steam
What a race!
Our readers may ransack the pages of
history for two thousand years but they
won't find recorded another race like this
one which means so much to millions of
Americans. Here Is what a studious ob
server who witnessed what he calls "a
preliminary heat," says':
The train was just pulling out of Engle
wood, puffing and panting with its mighty
efforts. As it slowly gained speed it came
on a lot of tow-headed Children roosting
on a Ho nee, who shouted and waved as the
cars came up, ar.ii then, as if with common
impulse, every child leaped to the ground
and began a race with the train. The race
was of short duration. As the machine
left the panting little runners behind, this
gray-haired onlooker, smilingly sadly, re
marked :
"Young America all over. Nothing too
swift for them to race against." "Yes,
you couldn't find a litter exemplification
of the familiar saying. 'The child is the
father of the mar.,' than in that group of
children racing against the train. It's hut
a preliminary heat of the great race their
parents are engaged in. As a physician.
I realize as perhaps you do not," he con
tinued, "the erroneous change that fifty
years have made In our national life. Peo
ple point back to grandmothers and great
grandmothers and say
Compare them with the women of today!
How straight they were and how strong,
how hardy and how helpful they were, how
heartily they ate and how heartily they
laughed. They didn't smoke cigarettes
and sip cordials and dependi on chloral for
sleep. They were a different race from
the bloodless, dragged out- narcotlc-and-
Stimulaot-uslng women of today. Now
that's all true In general, and yet It misses
the main point by falling to consider the
vast difference In the conditions under
which life is being lived by the man and
woman of today. Our ancestry sauntered
through life.
Far from the madding crowd's Ignoble
Their sober wishes never learned to stray;
Along the cool, Bequestered vale of life
Thej kept the even tenor of their way.
"Today, as men and women, millions of
us do In earnest what those children did
in play; we run a race daily against elec
tricity andi all the modern appliances for
speed l Is i; any wonder men and women
lake to stimulants and narcotics? It isn't
depravity. It Isn't because we are less of
women or less of men than our ancestors.
It's bettause we're keyed up to the strain
ing point all the time, and the nerves
won't stand the daiiy strains and drains
without protest. They call the efferves
cent bravery of the man In liquor 'Dutch
courage.' You might as well name the
effervescent strength gained by stimu
lants 'Dutch strength.' It is not strength
at all."
There is a ton of solid fact to reflect on,
suggested by tho statement just quoted.
What are we going to db? This is the
age of steam, the age of electricity. We
must keep up in
But how long can we keep up when we
are depending on a false strength? No
longer, relatively, than the children kept
up their race with the train. What we
need is more brawn and less brandy, more
blood and better blood. It's as impossible
to get strength from stimulants as to
hatch a turtle dove from the egg of a mud
turtle. Strength of body depends on a
pure and plentiful blood'current, for sci
ence, has never advanced a fact be
yond the statement of Moses that "The
Blood is The Life." But every generation
of investigation shows the statement to be
true in a wider, deeper, and broader sense
than was dreamed of in the past. Bad
blood means bad morals. Eoul blood and
foul living go together. The taint in the
blood has an echo in salacious speech, a
shadow In corrupt conduct. Side by side
with physical break-downs wo see the
moral break-downs; defaulting cashiers,
Maihonest clerks, faithless husbands, false
wives. It all begins with the blood. And
any hope of reform must begin with the
bloot), too. You can't divorce the mental
and mora! from the physical. There Is no
special food that feeds the intellectual
man, no manna of the mind. The mind
is fed or starved as the body is fed or
starved. Thin blood and weak nerves
shake the throne of reason. Starvation
of the blood and nerves drives men and'
women to mental, moral and physical de
struction. It is easy to understand'ln the
light of these facts the reason for the enor
mous percentage of cures effected by Dr.
Pierces Clolden Medical Discovery. It be
gins at the beginning with the blood. It
cures practically a wide range of diseases
because many forms of disease have their
origin In the blood. It is a scientific com
pound, based, not upon theory, but upon tho
practical, common sense proof that if you
purify, enrich and vitalize the blood you
overcome disease in any organ. The
"Golden Meddcal Discovery" heals disease
in just this way. It begins, first of all. to
strengthen the body through the blood,
and every ounce of new blood and pure
b'tood counts against disease. It's like the
case of a beggar who may be the prey
of paras'tes. Tt !s no good lo attack the
vermin until you have cleansed! their vic
tim. Make him clean and the parasites
leave him. So disease germs cannot slay
when the organs they lodge ln are cleansed
of Impurities, when IlveT and lungs, heart
and kidneys, are being Ted every moment
by a pure stream of rich blood.
This Is only common sense. Few people
believe that consumption Is curable. It's
no use to argue the question. But here's
a man who, at twenty-live, waa coughing,
spitting blood, sweating his strength away
at night, his face ruddy with the hectic
tinge of fever. He thinks he has con
sumption. His friends think so. Hl»doe
tor as much as told 1 him so. And so they
assume he can't be cured. He takes Dr.
Pierces Golden Medical Discovery, loses
his cough, stops spitting blood, gains flesh,
gains strength, forgets he ever was elek,
and bids fair to live until he is 80. Will his
friends Insist when he does dtle at" a good
ripe age that he died of consumption"
His doctor. Just to persist In his doctrine
that consumption la incurable, may still
say that after the fifty-five additional
years of comfort ami happiness consump
tion finally undermined his constitution
and killed him. What of it J
What he finally died of, so ions as he was
saved to live a long, useful und huppy
llfc? It doesn't mutter niueh to us and to
our families and friends what we die of
when we've lived out our life. Consump
tion, too, begins ln the blood. The llrst
need of every weakly constitution Is blood,
blood for muscles, sinews, nerves, arteries;
blood for the servant matter, and blood for
the master-mind. Jt is a notable fact that
when every student of physiology could
tell you just what blood is to the brain und
body, that it was reserved for one man to
follow out the fact to Its logical conclusion
in the treatment of disease. Dr. R. V.
Pierce, chief consulting physician to the
invalids' hotel and Surgical Institute of
Buffalo, N. V., was the man for the emer
gency. There is always one man who
meets the needs of the times, who fastens
on to a fact and follows It until he reaches
the goal of practical results. Erom the
days of Adam down, men have lain under
apple trees and watched the falling fruit.
Hut only Isaac Newton followed the falling
apple, to the logical conclusion of gravita
tion. Everybody knows the facts about
the blood, but only Dr. Pierce followed them
to the conclusion that If disease began ln
the blood, the cure must begin there also.
That was the first step. The next step was
to And the needed cure—to
Aside from the fact that Dr. Pierce Is a
physician by birth, a physician by choice,
and a physician by training, he hud facil
ities enjoyed by no other physician, living
or liead. As head of the World's Dispen
sary and Surgical Institute, ln constant
practice and consultation, treating success
fully hundreds of thousands of cases, many
of them the so-called hopeless cases given
up by every other physician, he was ln a
position to make practical proof of his
knowledge, His success, the record of his
triumph, Is written in tens of thousands of
testimonials received from grateful men
and women.
The following are fair samples of many
thousands of letters received by Dr.
"It was near the little town of Leroy, W.
Va., and during the month of March, ISII6,
that a young man lay, pale and motionless,
upon (what the neighbors called) his dying
bed. Disease of the lungs, liver complaint,
kidney trouble and pleurisy were fast has
tening him to the grave. The doctor had
given him up to die. The neighbors said:
'He cannot live." 'Oh, I would not care to
die,' he said, 'were it not for leaving my
dear wife and little child, but I know that
I must die.' A brother had presented him
with three bottles of medicine, but he had
no faith ln 'patent medicines;' but after the
doctors had given him up to die and he had
banished every hope of recovery, he said
to his wife: 'Dear wife, I am going to die;
there can be no harm now ln taking that
medicine. I will begin Its use at once.' He
did begin to use it, and at first he grew
worse, but soon there camo a change.
Slowly but surely he got better. Today
that man Is strong and healthy, and he
owes his life to that medicine. What was
the medicine? It was Dr. Pierces Golden
Medical Discovery, and I, Luther Martin,
am the cured man. Dr. Pierce, I thank
you from the very depth of my heart for
rescuing me from the grave." The fore
going is from T.uther Martin, Esq.. a prom
inent citizen of Lubec, Wood county, W.
"I received your letters," writes Mrs.
John Crozier, box 52, Morrlstown, Belmont
county, Ohio. "I wrote you on May 3d,
stating to you my condition. My face was
a solid mass of pimples or red spots, and
very sore. I commenced using Dr. Pierces
Golden Medical Discovery about the 3d of
April; I also used his 'Pellets.' I added
1 one-half ounce of lodide of potash to the
'Golden Medical Discovery,' Just as I read
ln the 'Common Sense Medical Adviser."
I had taken about two bottles when my
face commenced the burning sensation. I
was Just nearly crazy when I wrote to you.
Now, I will tell you what I did. I went to
our family doctor to see If he could give
me something to allay the burning. He
said he condemned patent medicines and
told me not to take any more. He gave
me something to apply. Then I received
your letter, telling me to use a strong suds
of warm water and castlle Bonp on retiring
at night, and, behold, in from ten to
twelve days my face was well. Dr. Pierces
medicines are worth morn than their
weight ln gold to me. My entire system Is
built up by them. My face got well so fast
that people came to ask whnt T did. lam
dally telling people how Dr. Pierce cured
mv face."
Isidore Gross. Esq., nf Bayfield, Dekalb
county. Mo., writes: "I was out of health
more or less for mnny years, mv aliments
consisting mostly In heart disease, rheu
matism, palpitation of the heart, neural
gia, constipation, etc, yet, with all then*
complaints, I could be on my feet and do
some work. About two years ago another
Scourge came upon me in the shape of
neuralgia of the stomach and gall atones,
which proved more than a match lbr my
broken-down constitution. Our home phy
sician said he could not help me, and could
only give me morphine when the pain came,
to eaae It. 1 did not know what to do. The
pain ln my stomach increased, and it gen
erally lusted from two to ten hours, and
the most excruciating pains at that. I
became alarmed, not knowing what to do.
Finally 1 thought It would not cost any
thing to write to Dr. fierce, who advised
me to take his 'Gulden Medical Discovery'
and 'Pellets.' I used his medicines accord
ing to directions for five months, and to
day 1 can say with truth that I am as
well and hardy as any man of OS years can
wish to be."
M. L. Messer, Esq., of Garfield, Lamoille
county, Vt., writes: "1 had been out ot
health for about two years. Suffered with
pain In head, nervousness, could not sleep,
poor appetite, loss of flesh; caused by
overwork. Doctors did not help me, so I
applied to you for advice and described my
ease. You replied, advising me to use Dr.
Pierces Golden Medical Discovery and
'Pellets. 1 did so, and after using on*
bottle I could sleep better and felt
better. After using six bottle*
of the 'Golden Medical Discovery*
and two vials of 'Pellets,' I find myself
gaining ln flesh and I am almost entirely
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