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Woman's Wit.
Something About Morphine, Sulphur,
Molassci and Other Things.
From the Kvr ning News. Newark, N. J.
Among the popular society leaders in Kast
Orange, N J., Kmma L. Stoll, a charming
young maiden, stands in tho foremost rank.
She is of a lovable disposition and tho light
of the social set in which she moves. For
two years she has been a sick girl from in
ternal troubles peculiar tu women, and hav
ing recently recovered, has given our
rciwirter the following interesting account:
"Instead of improTUg under tho care of
my physician 1 became worse. For five
weeks 1 was unable to get out of bed and
about six o'clock each morning I suffered
horribly. My lips were sore and lacerated
from the marks of my teeth, fir in mv efforts
to keep from screaming I sunk my teeth
deep into my lips. At such times I rolled
and tossed until the bed shook like an aspen
leaf and it finally got so serious that tho
doctor 1 won't tell you his name gavo mo
some morphine pills to take. Tho very
thought of them now makes mo shiver.
These morphine pills simply put me to sleep
for awhile and when I became conscious
again my a irony was renewed,
"Tho pain in my stomach and back was
more than 1 could stand. 'Your blood is
poor,' said the doctor, 'tuke sulphur and mo
lasses,' and 1 did until it was a great won
der that I was not a molasses cake. It was
time wasted In taking it because I was not
benefited In the least; mv suffering con
tinued, but by a mighty effort after being in
bed so loffg. 1 got up. Oh, but I was a sad
sight then. From 112 pounds I had fallen
to ninety; my checks were pale and sunken
and I limped: yes, actually hobbled from
the extreme pain In my side. Then I read
of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo Peoplo
and the testimonials in the News Inspired
mo with hope. I got the pills and took
them. Before many days I began to Im
prove and boforo I had finished one box I
felt as if I could go out and walk for miles.
I soon stopped limping and through the
Pink Pills 1 soon bid goodbye to my head
aches while tho pain in my stomach and
back slowly but surely succumbed to the
Influence of these pills that seem to be able,
to persuade all pain to leave one's body.
Now I am as ( used to bo; well and strong,
llghthcnrted and merry but never without
the pills. See 1 have got somo of them
now." and from a nearby dosk sho handed
out one of the b iv.es.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a con
densed form, all the elements necessary to
give new life and richness to the blood 'and
restore shattered nerves. They are also a
Specific for troubles peculiar to females,
such as suppressions, irregularities, and all
forms of weakness. They build up the
blood, and n store the glow of health to pale
and sallow cheeks In men they effect o
radical euro In all cases arising from mental
worry, over -work, or excesses of whatever
nature. Pink Pills are sold in boxes (never
I ' loose bulk) at SO cents a box or six boxes
f ir $!J.60, and maybe had of all druggists,
0 direct by mall from I Ir. Williams Medl
c BO Company ' tndy. N. Y.
An in. I Clergyman.
rears ago there lived in Connecticut 1
an old minister who was unite cele
bra ted for bis wit. Many of his sayings '
have been preserved and banded down
from father to sou.
While traveling in the western conn-
try he learned to shave without the aid
of it minor. Long aft rwni'fl, while at- I
tending some gathering of ministers, he
get up early and was discovered by his
friend standing face to a blank wall to
perfom the acl of shaving, although
there was n good mirror in the room.
In answer to his friend's surprised ques
tion he said he had not used a looking
glass for thirty years.
"The last time I looked iii one," he
.-aid. with a curious drawing in of tho
comers of Ids mouth thai always accom
panied n joke, "I got so little encourage
ment I thought I wouldn't try it again."
lie did not iieiieriillv onlnv hnvlnii :i
juke turm d on himself, lint sometimes '
t . i' i i t
ne iimy npprcciuiuu ii. une (lay a
shiftless neighbor called and asked If
be had n wh elbarrow.
"Yes," - plied the clergyman, "but I
don'l lend It."
"Well." said the neighbor, promptly,
"did I ,-isk for ii '.-"
This pleased the old minister so much
that the neighbor presently departed
trundling the cherished wheelbarrow j
with the old man's full consent.
Tin; Joj rut Feeling
With the i xhllaratlng sense of renewed
health and Stri ngth a. el internal clean- ,
Itness which follows the use of Syrup
of Figs is unknown to the few who :
have not progressed beyond the old time
medicines and tee cheap substitutes
Bometimi s offer d but never accepted by
the will Informed
1: Is 'r- mail Who has a sea of troubles tlmt
has a uotlou of sorrow.
Stote ,,;' Ohio, 'i!y of Toledo, Lucas
County ss.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that ho
Is the senior partner of the firm of F.
J, Cheney & Co., 1 ilng business in the
City Of Toll do. County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pay the
sum of One Hundred Dollars for each
and evi ry case of Catarrh that cannot
be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Bworn to before me and subscribed In
my presence this 6th day of December,
A. D, ISS8. A. W, i i LMASON,
(Seal.) Notary Public,
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internal
ly and acta directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces of t hi system. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J, CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sol.! by druggists; 7."e.
Hall's Family Pills, 25c.
A Ilnrlein titan calls fits wife misery be
cause vita lovi c iini uuy.
Kuto ('telil in Utifiv t.
Denver. Sept. in. My journey from
Chicago was over the Chicago, liur
llngton i: Qulucy railroad, oue of the
best manage systems in the country,
1 should say, judging by the civility of
die employes, the comfort I experienc
ed, the excellence of its roadbed, and
the punctuality of arrival, i actually
reached Deliver ahead of time. The
Burlington route is .also the best to St.
Paul. Minneapolis, St. Paul arid Kan
sas City.
Ti doesn't always pay to bo good, II was
the prodigal boy who ate of the fatted calf.
(By Sylvan d'Arcy.)
bDEA was the
daughter of King
Aeetes of Colchis.
She was very beau
tiful, but her dark
eyes could look
very cruel if she
were not pleased.
It had been her
pleasure, however,
to help Jason ob
tain possession of
tha Golden Fleece, which was the
treasure of her father. But after help
ing him she dared not face her father's
anger. So she departed with Jason
from Colchis and became his wife.
Now, you remember that it had been
no easy task to take the fleece from the
sat red grove of Mars. A dragon with
a hundred eyes that never all slept at
the same time guarded it. And it was
only by enchantments and charms that
Jason was enabled to obtain the prize.
When Medea was alittle child she
passed her life with Circe, her father's
sister. From her she learned the se
cret power of herbs; how to invoke the
dark powers with incantations; in
short, all the secrets of enchantments
and sorcery.
So it was by her power that Jnson
had first tamed the fire-breathing bulls;
had slain the armyhat sprung fully
armed from the soil, after he planted
the teeth of the dragon; and It was by
her that the dragon in the grove of
Mars was put to sleep while Jason
snatched the shining fleece, and you re
member how they sped together down
to the Argo, and, as Orpheus played
upon his harp, how the vessel sailed
swiftly away.
Put not unpursued did the Argo de
part. King Aeetes suspected treach
ery, and finding, when too late, that
his treasure was gone and his prey es
caped, for he had intended killing Ja
son on the next morning, he started
after the fleeing bark.
Medea had foreseen this result and
had guarded against it. She had
brought her little brother with her,
and now she called him to her. When
the pursuing vessels began to gain
upon the Argonauts, she committed
the darkest crime in her life. Her lit
tle innocent brother, who loved her
and depended upon her, was sacrificed
by her own hand. After killing him,
as he embraced and kissed her, she cut
Jl-B poor little body into pieces and
threw them out of the vessel, and King
Aeetes, stopping to gather them up to
give them decent burial, gave up the
chase, and the Argo sped on.
So it will very frequently happen
that where a great deed Is performed,
a dark stain is somewhere overshadow
ing the outward effulgent dress that
history and romance put upon it. And
the Argonautlo expedition was a great
"' -f- . '
naval achievement; probably the first
forecast of the great traffic that was
to he; when nations, separated by the
physical barriers of nature, would be
brought into fellowship and brother
hood by man's constructive ingenuity.
After a perilous voyage, the Argo
once more touched the shorr s of Thes
Baly, Pelias, who had sent Jason to
obtain the fleece, was much dismayed
at his return. However, he took the
golden prize that had been won at so
much peril, and gave up his throne to
Jason, to whom it of right belonged.
Great rejoicings spread throughout
the kingdom, and all would have been
well if it had not been that Aeson,
tho father of Jason, was too old and
Infirm to attend the joyous celebrations
of the victory. Lamenting this one
drop of bitterness in his i up of
joy, Jason sent for his wife Medea.
"Why are you sad, my lord?" asked
the feautlful wife.
v.. , Medea, l have everything that
my heart desires, save only one. My
father, to whom I owe everything, is
old. It saddens me that at any moment
ho may be called to leave my kingdom
for that of Pluto and Prosperlne, Oh,
my wife, you have, by your magic, per
formed wonders for me; help me now!
Take from my life some of its years
and add them to Aeson's. Do this, if
you love me, if you honor me!"
He looked Imploringly at her, but
nothing could be read in the stern
countenance. Then his head sunk upon
his breast. Put only for a moment, for
a voice, full of low sweet music, fell
Upon his ear. He knew the voice of
MJea. It was that that held iiim
bound to her, even when his nature
recoiled from her cruel deeds.
He looked up. Never had she ap
peared so beautiful, so grand, so aw
ful. Her slight figure was drawn up
to its full height. Her eyes shone,
large lustrous black eyes; her dark
hair fell about her like a cloud, as if
to hide so much glory. She was very
much excited, and spoke quickly.
"You ask, Jason, the hardest task
that even an enchantress may perform.
I could move yonder mountain with less
difficulty. The power to tame the fire
breathing bulls and put the dragon to
sleep W( re child's play to me. But now
you ask what will tax all my powers.
Nevertheless, it shall be done! Put not
at the cost you mention. Not so much
as one day shall be taken from your
life, but Aeson shall live!"
She ceased, and as he thanked her all
the fire of her being seemed to vanish.
She was as sweet and gentle as the sum
mer wind. To look at her no one would
have beiieved her capable of an evil
thought, much less of a deed of horror.
Then she went from his apartment.
NVhen the next full moon occurred,
at midnight, when all were wrapt in
slumber, Medea stepped forth from the
palace. She was attired in black, and
she strode swiftly till she came to the
center of a forest. Great rocks cast
deep shadows, and the trees rustled and
their murmurlngs were reverberated
from the caverns. Passing quickly from
this dense foliage, she came to a clear
ing, circular in shape, on which the
moon and stars shone with wonderful
For a moment the enchantress stood
with face upturned and arms raised,
silent, and not a sound of living or
moving creatures could he heard. Then
sho addressed her incantations to the
moon and the stars, to Hecate, the god
dess of the underworld: to Tellus, the
goddess of the earth, by whose power
herbs full of charm and potent for en
chantment grow. She called upon the
gods of land and sea; she invoked the
power of river, stream, lake, wood and
cavern; she called upon the mountains
and the valleys, upon the mighty winds
and upon the vapors.
Then she implored Pluto and Prosper
pine to spare the life that she wished
to prolong; and as she spoke the stars
shone brighter, the winds began to sigh
and moan, the leaves of the trees to
rustle. And suddenly from on high a
chariot of gold and precious gems de
scended to her, borne by winged ser-
!:"'!'' llout of sight of
1 ' chariot bore her to distant lands,
wh re man had never put his foot,
where nature hod unbounded sway.
There she gathered herbs, such as she
knew how to use, and for nine days
she was so occupied, During this time
she entered no dwelling and spoke to
no mortal being. Then she returned to
Thessaly, lo the clearing in the woods.
There she erected two altars, oue to
Hecate, the other to Hebe, the goddess
of youth.
A black sheep was then sacrificed,
and libations of milk and wine wire
pi; ired upon it. Aeson was then led
ft til, and having thrown him into a
deep sleep by a charm, Medea laid him
upon a bed of herbs.
With flowing hair she moved three
times around the altars, calling upon
the gods of the underworld, and dip
ping burning twigs into the blood on
the altars and leaving them there to
bum. The caldron with its magic con
tents was then prepared. She put in it
the magic herbs that she had gathered,
seeds and flowers, stone from the far
East and sand from the shore of Ocean.
Then she added hoar-frost, gathered by
moonlight; the head and wings of a
screech owl; the entrails of a wolf;
fragments of shells of tortoises; the
liver of stags and the head and beak of
a crow.
All these tilings, from animals ten
acious of life and things that never die,
and many more dark, secret concoc
tions were put into the caldron, till at
last, the contents boiling over, the grass
around took on the vivid green of early
spring, and the dry olive-twig with
which the mixture was stirred began to
grow green, and to shoot forth leaves,
and suddenly was heavy with ripe
Then, when Medea saw that all was
ready, she approached King Aeson.
Taking her knife, the same that had
slain her brother, she cut the throat of
the aged king, and when the blood had
run out she poured into the wound the
contents from the caldron. Quickly tho
wound healed, leaving no traces behind.
In a few moments the white hair grew
daril, the blood surged to the eh; eks,
the emaciated looks disappeared and
Aeson rose, a young man.
This is one of the good deeds that
Medea performed, but sho coon coun
terbalanced it with evil, and disap
peared forcer from Thessaly.
It happened in this way. When the
daughters of Pelias, the usurper of Ja
son's throne, saw Aeson restored to
youth, they begged Medea to do the
same for their father. She consented,
and they were overjoyed to obey her
One night, while Pelias slept, they
entered his roam stealthily, and when
Medea commanded them to strike him,
they hesitated. But when she told
them the promised reward of youth,
they were dazzled, and turning away
their faces struck Pelias, with random
strokes. The father awoke and cried
out, and the daughters would have de
sisted, but Medea sprung forward and
des.lt him a mortal wound .
Then she prepared a caldron, but put
In it only water and a few simple herb.
Placing the body of Pelias in the boil
ing concoction, she clapped her hands,
and in a moment her winged dragons
bearing her chariot swooped down
from the sky, startling the people.
Before they were aware of her treach
ery, Medea had mounted her car, and
the' last they ever saw of her was her
beautiful but wicked face leaning over
the side and laughing in mockery.
Revenge ot : Colored Man on tho States
man from Backbay,
"Sherman Hoar took a painful part
in an incident, a star part at that,
which, while grief inspiring in all its
phases, couldn't be called a fight. Nor
was it exactly with a member of con
gress, although the foe had close busi
ness relations with the house. Hoar
was very young, and, to his disgust,
very much resembled in personal ap
pearance one of the head pages of the
house. This head page was a great
practical joker, and the butt of much
of his humor was a sleepy darky who
had charge of the house washroom.
This Congo was prone to sit in a chair
in the washroom and slumber. The
funny head page would sly up to him
as he slumbered and tip him over on the
floor. This was a joke. Before the
Congo could recover himself for ven
geance the head page would be back
in the house, beyond whose green baize
portals no humble black man might
pursue his prey.
"One afternoon the humorous page
tipped over the sleepy colored man sov
( ral times. It gave the head page great
joy. The victim of all this fun lusted
for revenge. He would give a week's
salary for an opportunity to play a re
turn game witli his tormentor.
"It was four o'clock in the afternoon
when, opening his eyes after a cat nap,
he beheld his persecutor bending over
a wash basin, refreshing his face.
The bedevilled Congo's joy was uncoii
fined. The Lord had delivered the ene
my into his hands.
"The negro is not an originator. At
best, he is only an imitator. In this
supreme hour of triumph our poor
black friend could think of nothing
belter than to creep to the unsuspect
ing tyrant and kick him. This he did,
and he threw all the force of his trop
ical nature into the caress. He kicked
the enemy soundly and roundly, and
then stood back to enjoy his victory.
"The force of this rear end collision
drove the victim's head against the
wall witli amazing force. It was not.
unnatural that he should look up. H(i
did bo, and the darky was horrified
when he recognized the features of
Sherman Hoar, representative from the
Boston Backbay district. The darky
did not taint, for the reason that dar
kies never faint, lint he grew several
shades lighter at the thought of what
he had done.
"P.ojr, on his part, could not find
won',:; to express his indignant astonish
men'. At last the poor darky managed
to. o. .; '.in. in the most humble and con
ttito J Bhlon, that he had mistaken
Hoar tor the head page, who oppressed
him. Hoar granted him forgiveness,
although in his proud heart he regard
ed the explanation as a greater instill
than the assault. After that, too, Hoar
bathed bis face at his hotel. He did
not care to take further risks in tho
house washroom, for the kick had net
diminished his resemblance to tU
Homesick Soldier,
"Homesickness, or nostalgia, as it i.
called in medical terminology," saij
Posl Hospital Surgeon McKlm at Wash'
Ington, "is a well-defined malady Is,
every army, and carries away a grer.,1
many soldiers from apparently un
known causes, like Major' Neumeyer's
beans. A great many brave soldieis.
Waste away with hopeless longing fo
their wives and children. The records
show i hat thousands of German sol
diers who were compelled to fight in
Napoleon's army succumbed to 'heim
weh.' It was pronounced in that army
because the Germans are very fo:i4 tf
their home and dear ones, and vflkrQ
fighting under the colors of their con
queror, in some cases against their own
countrymen. Put it is a tangible qual
ity In every army, and there were
thousands of serious cases in the strug
gle between the north and tho south,"
Footprints at Amherst.
Amherst college at Amherst, Mass.,
has a collection of 20,000 tracks made
ages ago by birds and reptiles. Tho
impressions left on the red Bandstone
were of all sizes, from those that might
have been made by mice up to those of
elephantine magnitude. The largest
v.-ero by what was significantly named
the Brotozoum giganteum, literally,
the great thunder beast.
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