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a,, (see • round and fain were brown and mild, Ad* l, ' n *tier teaching there '.ii,ied lo he a child. ‘ " ten s youngster failed lo mind taoroughly • youthful days were far behlad lucky star* 1 thanked. set me in a lofty Place, And bandM m 6 book, -. MD d whose page* at her face t ventured oil to look. i,d as her pupils spelled or read, I took s positing part, crmlltlnf them to leave off head TTM white 1 left off heart Now I'm a candidate. I feel A curious elation, . wondering 'twin woe and weal O'er my nomination. p (easing It my heart la set, And hardly can I wait pul she and I together get a kHnt certificate. " -R L. Hendrick, In Punk. Iti’opy right, IWI by the Author.) V FRIEND Bracken, the detective, had been overdue several days. When things were normal lie dropped in once a week, hut in the course of onr long In timacy 1 heard his light knock and fll , bis gentle, melancholy face In the doorway mnny and many an odd and unexpected time. Ten days hail now gone by without a visit, and I was be ginning to wonder what could have happened, when he api>ered one even ing and dropped into a chair with a sigh. •Where have yon been this age?” I asked, as soon ns be was seated. "In the great desert," said he, look ing gravely into the lire. "Nonsense," said I. “Wake up! There hasn't been time for you to get so far as to Gibraltar since 1 saw you last." T meant the groat desert of London. The Sahara is the great desert of sand; London tlio great desert of man." "My dear Bracken,” said I, briskly, "do drop that philosophic tone and wine down to earth and facts. What hsroyou been doing? Running a mur derer to earth In Westminster, or stop ping an eloping couple at tjneens lown?” "Neither,” said he, shaking nimself ■up. “1 have for the past week or more teen nn a private job—a city case." “A private city case Is nearly always interesting. What would you like to whet your whistle with?” "I'Ll have a brandy and soda," said bracken, with another sigh. 1 gut the brandy and soda, pushed Ihe olgar-hux toward him and settled myself batik in my cblilr. Once Bracken hss been wound It is best to let him •lone. He dues not mind a question to elucidate wht he is saying, but he dww resent anything like a goad, "bust Friday Week,” said he, after a long pause, "I was sent for by Mr. Ed ward Merrick, junior partner of Mer rick <t Cos.. and son of Alexander Mer rick, the senior and only other partner. “The business house of Merrick A. Cos is in Mincing lane. Hut 1 was in tiled to cull at the private house of foung Mr. Merrick in Thompson's road, Twickenham. Young Mr. Merrick is j. shout thirty-five, and married. His fa ther is between sixty and seventy, a widower, and has a mansion on Clap ham common, where his unmarried : lister, a few years nis junior, keeps ; house for him, j, "Tur some lime back,'said young Mr Merrick when I saw him, ‘we have heen very uneasy about my father, "hen 1 say ‘wo’ I mean the family, which consists of my aunt, my wife nd myself. 1 p to about three years ago I jeew all my father’s business. He and I were nn the most intimate terms pos |ihle He reposed unlimited confidence In me, and 1 had no Secrets from him. He was the soundest and most steady (fcing business man in London, and the ynry last you would suspect of going into hazardous speculations. The busi ness was then in a flourishing condi tion, Never had it been belter; never o good. father and I are now and have f?* the only partners. Until , “v *• “'ways kept plenty of money Wham!, together with a large reserve, y lather owned as his private for- a hundred thousand pounds, vested in first-class securities. He * ** cautious of where he put his " as the most careful trustee nl J tlle money of another. .A* < ’*' C C ' a,e * s P ea ' t of, about three u; . a J°' 11 serious financial panic I L th e dty. A period of overtrad n; ,li W i Ul speculation had ended in Iv !nt W ' ,<!n llad lj eon rushing blind ' " T eoturcs which could not rec themselves to any sane hu ll 1,. Uel "?’ ttnd now at last the inevit !rct1 raSl Wn ? at hand - Houses of i'mn and standing came fiber * bubble companies, and even In IT trades were filled with ap tCa " m ttDtl con sternalion. Merrick ■ ftdal W “ at r' n tel.y ,lnharmed—unaf in_ ~, "ad not risked a penny in ; Venture, and we had not lndire ' :ll .V through others, kum" * ''a* dreadful crisis I ' Ve r hl "* ab °ut my father's 1% '' , n ~ w,| ere every shil nf ' nvested - In the mid cam. av- tr ' s h s ' great change tni the old man - He grew taci ana a< 7 10 l p ' He withdrew his hwDOi.V / rom me all at once, and more almn'7 thili *'a told me no than v r „, s'" 5 pr ’ vale money matterr, Mr br w L * V< ! , lold , mt! about Tours, tilth ti D ' have mdirectly learned w .71', ,0 n r lnst f n ‘ that he hhocash i drs t-class securities t^th theca u* U ° if,ea "'bat he did ■ * ’ He has draw n large sums than it rai 0,1 ~°* the business, more ton noticiTnf 8 ? ord ’ and now he has “i* which * * further withdrawal— aitogXr,ppie if not ruin f l h7° Unttblß of this l*We nniii \ did not begin this i d lout- until *P cc "' a tivc fever had thec r a,u hat Cr,sis WBRat hand “ W *"n to . occurred - II he, had w three | t r p ’ T ir yaars ago inatead M* V u A o '*. I ' l account for all by aucked Into the I*4 nag. ! with many a swMmt the wjafc dearer ih city of rotten concerns and fradulenl offera of enormous dividend*. and since my father be (fan turning hia secnrltlea Into cash there baa been absolutely no strong temptation for speculators In addition to our other uneasiness about my father I must tell yon that he seems to have completely changed his nature. He used to be quite free and open with my aunt She knows no more of him now than I do. He used to be the most hospitable and liberal man In hU house) he has turned close, not to nay mean and fttintfy, ‘“I want you If you can to find out what my father has done with his money. (If course, Mr. HrncUen, this is to be a perfectly quiet Inquiry with nd results but that of satisfying my own mind. You are not Investigating the business of my partner, but the unac countable and distressing conduct of a father for whom I would put down my lest penny—my life If necessary. I want you to do nothing but to bring me some news which will put my mind at rest, or at worst which will let me know what Is going on. I shonld not take the extreme step of asking you to help me only that if my father draws out the money ho Is speaking of, Merrick ,fe Cos. are very likely to put up the shutters, and I want to find out whether I an warranted in resisting the withdrawal or not’ “ ’And,' said I, ‘have yon no sus picion at all of what became of Die money?' " 'Well,' saitl he, with a look of great distress: ‘I can think of nothing at all, except that my father has in hf# old ago tsken to a vice never indulged in when he w as young—gambling If he isn't losing the money on cards, or dice, or horses where can It bo going? You will, I hope, Mr. Hracken, conduct this inquiry with the greatest possible deli cacy and secrecy. I would not for all the world that my poor governor knew anything of it’ “I promised to be more than usually careful, and having obtained a tew par ticulars to start with I bade Mr. Ed wurd Merrick good-by." “And yon have, Bracken," said I, “found out the heart of the mystery and Mr. Edward Merrick thanks heaven ho fell into the hands of such an acute and discriminating detective," “I have found out the old man’s secret, and it isn't gambling, and none of the money has been lost; and vet 1 think Mr. Edward Merrick would soon er every penny had gone into the Thames or the hands of the croupiers at Monte Carlo than that I had to make the report 1 did on his father," said Bracken in a tone of reproof. "Well, well," I said,' In a soothing tone, "don't be angry with mo for my levity. I did not know that your story was to have a tragic end. The old man hasn’t had two wires has lie? lie isn't locked up now for bigamy?" "He Is not locked up now, but ho Is very likely to be lacked up soon, ah “HAVE BEEN ON A PRIVATE JOB—A CTTV CASK.'* though I found no trace of a second wife or even of one, barring the one he buried years ago." “I will guess no more," I said, peni tently, ,‘and I am most anxious to hear you ouV” “Young Mr. Merrick hud given me the name of his father's private bank ers and his stockbroker, and the first strange thing that 1 found out Was that when ths stockbroker sold stock for Mr. Alexander Mer- Cick, he, at the request of the old man, always paid him by an open cheque. 1 found out that these, cheques were cashed across the counter, by old Mr. Merrick, and that the money was neved passed through his own bank." "That looks very fishy," said 1, “bnt the man could not have been swindling himself.” “No. He was not swindling himself or anybody else. The money is all in one of the strong rooms of the Hteel ISafc Cos., and old Mr. Merrick is mad a monomaniac. Ho Is quite sane on every other point but that of the se curity of money. When the great crashes took place in the city years ago the oid man's reason must have got un hinged. Anyway he now thinks there is no safe place for money but the strong room, and when his secret was found out he became violent and had to lie put under restraint in his own house. It's about the queer est case I ever had,” said Bracken, as he rose and bade me good night. SECURE JUSTICE. How a Vrenrh Soldier Brought A limit the Kerognltion of Hie Merit. It is usually possible to secure recog nition for real merit, but to accomplish this some ingenuity is required at times. A Trench writer tells a story of a Trench soldier, Chevert, who was as modest as he was bravo, but who felt that he had waited for promotion long enough. He had every claim to the command of a company in his regiment, but the colonel asked that the appointment bo given to one of his proteges. Chevert went to Versailles and obtained an audience with the minister of war This official said Hist he knew nothing about him. "Very well,” said Chevert, "simply write to my colonel and ask him to recommend some brave and skillful soldier for an Important and difficult task." The minister sent the message and the name given in the colonel's reply was Chevert. He received his promo tion at once. Chevert found an appreciative friend in Marshal Saxe. The marshal heard some titled officers speaking of their fellow-officer Chevert. "The fellow rose from the ranks,” said one, c<fntempt nously. ja . Saxe turned to the speaker auu said, severely: “Sir, I always esteemed Che verti now that 1 lenrn from yon that he . rose from the ranks. I find that 1 owe j hiii) ttoil (hlnilritiotk" 1 BUILDING and SCIENCE HOW PINS ARE MADE, Out. Pointed, Headed and Parked Irr Ma chinery- Turned Out at an AatonUblng Hate by Wonderfully IngenloiK Meehan lara-Mow They Oat Their nieh Pollah. 1 lie machine that makes pins turns out 7,800 of these tiny essentials In an hour. Before the pin Ik finished It goes through very many operations, which are described In the Youth's Companion as follows: A reel of wire hangs over the machine, the free end of which passes between two rollers. As the wire leaves the rollers It passes between two matched dies until It touches a gauge. .Inst as It does this the dies come together and clamp It '■; PPV Sfcvr\ THOUSAND PISS AN HOUR. firmly in a groove in their face. At the same time the machine cuts it off the proper length. The gauge then moves away, and a little punch forms the head by strik ing the end which rested against the gauge. When this is finished the dies sepa rate and deliver the pin Into one of the great many grooves In the face of the wheel about a foot In diameter, end Just ns wide across its face ns the pin Is long. When the ptn la taken by the wheel It. has no point, but as the wheel turns it rubs the pins against an outside band, which causes each one to roll In Its groove, and at. the same time car ries them past a set of rapidly moving flics, which brush against the blunt ends and sharpen them roughly. They next pass against the faces of two grinding wheels, which smooth the points, and then to a rapidly mov ing leather band having fine emery glued on Its face. This gives them the final polish, and as they leave the band they are dropped Into a box under neath tlio machine. After this the pins are plated with tin to give them a bright, silvery ap pearance. They are prepared for plat ing by being first Immersed In weak sulphuric acid to remove all grease, TUB FIRST POLISHING PHOOESS, and then dried by being placed—a bushel or so at a time, with about the same quantity of sawdust- In a ma chine called a tumbling bn reel. This is simply a cask suspended on a shaft which passes through it length wise. Two fir three hours' rolling in sawdust cleans the pins and wears away any little roughness which the machine may have caused. Bins amt sawdust are taken together from the barrel and allowed to fall In a steady stream through a blast of air. After this they are spread out In trays having sheets of y.inc In their bottoms, which have previously been connected with one of the wires of an electric battery. The trays are then placed In a tank containing a solution of tin In muriatic acid, and the other wire of the battery is inserted In the solution. Electrical action immediately begins nml deposits metallic tin on the entire sin-face of each pin. They arc then washed in a tank of water and put Into other tumbling bar rels with hot sawdust. When they have been dried and cleaned of the sawdust, as in the former instance, they arc put inton large, slowly revolv ing copper-lined tub. which is tilted at TTTK FfXAL TLMfIMXO OPERATION. an angle of about forty-five degrees. As this revolves the pins keep slid ing down the smooth copper to the lower side. This constant rubbing against, the tub and against each other polishes .hem. It was the practice formerly to allow pins of all lengths to become mixed In the different operations, and, after polishing, to separate them by a very Ingenious machine, hut it has been found more economical to keep each size to itself. From the polishing tub the pins arc carried to the “sticker,” where they fall from a hopper on an inclined plane in which are a number of silts. The pins catch In these slits and hang-, Ing by their heads, slide down the in cline to the apparatus which inserts them in the paper. As the number of pins in a row on the paper and the number of slits are the same, an entire row Is stuck at once by an ingenious device, which takes one pin from each slit and Inserts them nil at once in the two ridges which have been crimped in the paper by a wheel that holds It in place to receive the pins. Its One Iioo(1 Point, He—What—cr—did you think of my poem in Squlbner's Magazine? She—Oh, lovely! Why, it was just too short for anything.—Truth. A Hate That Will Not Die. Wiley— Have you still unkind thoughts of that old rival of yours? Hubby—Yes. I hate him because you Jilted him.—Brooklyn Life. . rnavoldnhly Delayed. Mr. Hunting—You didn’t meet me at three, as you promised. Mr*. Hunting—No, love; the cook went out at two with my walking suit entirely New mineral. ®rytl. of ■■Carbornodnin'' Created kj an American ChemUt. Incidentally to an attempt to pro duce diamonds by artifice an American chemlat has recently discovered n min eral hitherto unknown—the hardest substance In existence with one ex ception. It is called “carborundum.” The Inventor for making' his gems obtained from a concern In Lockport, N. 5 ~ the use of Its ntumlnum-smelt ing apparatus. In reducing that metal electricity Is employed, gen erating an enormously high tempera ture. Asa chance experiment ho put Into the fnmoce a lump of clay to gether with a piece of graphite, which Is pure carbon. The result was some small wlne-eolored crystals of rhom boids! shape. On examination It wss found fhot they were harder than sapphire. Diamond Is the hardest of natural minerals! sapphire comes next, find then ruby. < hemica! analysis proved that the crystals were composed of carbon and silicon In a combination hitherto un heard of. It does not occur In nature. The process above described, repeated again and again, produced the wine colored rhomboids every time. A com pany has been formed t„ manufacture them for polishing all sorts of things, even diamonds. They arc crushed to powder like emery and made Into wheels with a cementing compound. The demand for them Is already great er than the supply, At the office of the geological survey this new grind ing material Is to he tried In the preparation of thin slices of stone for microscopical examination. These films of rock granite, marble, op what not are reduced to such thin ness that one can read through them. Mr. Kun/„ the famous expert In gems, believes that, most, of the pre cious stones will eventually bo pro duced artificially. All of them are very simple In their composition- -the diamond, for example, is pure carbon, anil the ruby Is almost pure alumina— and the problem Is merely to make their elements crystallise properly. ( hemlsts, who have hitherto confined their attention to Inking tilings apart, are beginning to learn how to put them together again. The English professor. Maskelyne, manufactured diamonds in his laboratory several years ago, though they were too small to have commercial value. Emeralds have been produced accidentally at tho pottery works of Sevres, France. A NEAT EXPERIMENT. How to Sisks a Hoop That Will Roll Pp HIM. Cutout a narrow strip of pasteboard and join the ends together to form a hoop. On the Inner side of the hoop fasten a small weight, such as a metal button or a bit of sealing wax. (km- struct an Inclined plane by placing a flat ruler on a table, with one end rest ing on a slight elevation, such as a pile of hooka. Place the hoop on the In cline In such a position that the weight rnny he slightly In front of the highest point of the hoop. In the direction of the top of the Incline, On releasing the hoop It will ho found to at once roll up the Incline, In seeming defiance of the law of gravity. It will Increase the mystery If instead of a hoop a round pasteboard box is used, having a similar weight on the Inside. THE HOTTEST SPOTS. Heath Valley In California Carries (Iff the Pulra In Amorim, In the eastern hemisphere the hot test spot Is on the borders of the Per sian gulf on the southwestern coast of Persia. The thermometer during July and August never falls below 100 de grees during the night, while the tem perature during the day rises to 138 or 139 degrees. Little or no rain falls, and yet. in spite of the terrific heat and other drawbacks, a compara tively numerous population contrive to live there, obtaining their water sup ply by divers from the copious springs of fresh water which burst forth from the bottom of the sea. In the western hemisphere the hot test region is a valley In California (known as the Death valley), situated to the east of the Sierra Nevada*, and running between two mountain ranges, the Funeral or Tuneral (8.000 feet) and the Amargosa (10.000 feet), which has as high or even a higher mean temper ature than the region on the Persian coast. In four months out of five dur ing which readings of the thermometer were taken, the mean temperature rose above 00 degrees, while in July and August it exceeded too degrees. The mean temperature for the twenty-four hours on the 18th of July, yi9l. was just over 108 degrees. This valley Is uninhabited, and derived its significant name from the circumstance that an active party of California emigrants, who had strayed from the regular over land trail, perished there In I8.V) from heat and thirst. The hottest region In Africa Is in Nubian desert, where food may be cooked by being buried In the sand. The Arabs say of It: “The soil Is like fire and the wind like a flame." The hottest portions of the Hritish empire are India and Australia. Work Done by (he Heart. I have always considered the heart the most perfect organ of the animal economy and one that never shirks Us duty. Without one second's rest, night or day; often without the Intermission of a single pulsation, at every beat It propels two’ounces of blood through Its structure. At seventy-five pulsa tions per minute nine pounds of blood is sucked i and pumped out: every hour, WO pounds: every day. 12,80(1 pounds; every year. 4,780,400 pounds; every 100 years, 473.040,000 pounds. Verily, a good organ!—Medical Ilrief. A Misdemeanor. Mr. Hogan (whose wife has a temper) I want me wolfe arristed for carryln' ■ concealed weapon, yer anner. His Honor—What's the nature of th* weapon? Mr. Hogan—Falx it's blamed shar-rp —lt's her toonguc, yer anner!—-fudge Cumulative F.vliloore. “You ought to lie very proud of youi wife. She is a brilliant talker." “Yon’re right there." “Why, I eon Id lisum to hey (til night.'' "I (M,‘WJj)*4 MWtlftg* PERSONAL AND LITERARY. —Tho campus at Yale college Is now lit by electric light. This is acid to be the first time iu the history of the col lege that lights of any kind have been displayed on the campus. —t’arl Schurz detests Jury duty. He evades It whenever possible. IScvsral weeks ago he was fined *lOO for delin quency, and process servers, searching for the ex-secretary of the interior, were not aide to serve him till he spoke at a Cooper union mass-meeting. —The empress of China has no sym pathy with gay and flighty fashions. Mie celebrated her sixtieth birthday by Issuing a proclamation enjoining a gen eral restraint of extravagance. Her majesty has even prohibited the cus tomary gifts of silks and jewel* by ministers. John llamas, of Boston, claims to be the oldest street-car driver. He ha> driven ears for forty years on the Somerville avenue line, in that city, and during that, time has traveled a distance equal to twenty-five times around the world. Mr. Byrnes, wlu looks as young ns a man of forty-five, is sixty-four years old. —Dr. (>. W. Owen, of Detroit, claims to have discovered a cipher by which lie will demonstrate that Bacon wrote Shakespeare. lie says there Is a regu lar system which anyone could follow who knew the secret. The word “hon oeitienbllitudinitiitibus" In the fifth net of ‘‘Dove's Labor Dost" started hts In vestigations, lie says. Dr. Edward Everett, Hale, of Bos ton, says there is not a word of truth iu the widely-published statement that he is collecting children's sayings fot any purpose, philosophical or other wise. But be is receiving by mall an inundation of them from appreciative parents and others, to which any kind friend who is interested in such things will Vie welcome. —William Dean Howells and Henry Oeorge are upon terms of pleasant friendship, and Mr. Howells is occa sionally one of the little circle at Mr. Heorge's informal Sunday nights. It may surprise persons not familiar with Hie several phases of radical thought upon political questions to know that Mr. Howells lias endeavored to make Mr. lioorgo a convert to socialism. —Emile /.ola.lbe French novelist,has been visiting England to attend a meeting of the institute of journalists. The unsavoriness of many rtf his sto ries, however, prevented him from re- Jeiving much more than tin official welcome. In bis address at (lie meet ing of the institute he expressed a strong approval of anonymity in jour nalism as opposed to the use of signa tures. Miss Emma Marwedel died at the leriiiHii hospital in Sun Francisco, Cal., recently, aged 75. She was the last of the three Herman kindergartners to mswer to Miss E. I*. I‘cabody'srequest for teachers to introduce Friedrich I'rochel's educational principles in America. In Is7i Miss Marwedel es tablished with great snceess liar first rindergarten primary and kindergar ten training school at Washinglnn, D. Of late years she lias been engaged n kindergarten work in t'alifornla. —-The ‘‘Alexandrian rode*,” often referred to in scriptural studies, is one if the most valuable anil important manuscripts of sacred writ known to be iu existence. It is written In Oreek >n parchment in finely-formed uncial letters and is without accents, marks >f aspiration or spaces between the words. Its probable date is the latter part of tbe sixth century. As early as 100 H it is known to have been in the library of the patriarch of Alexandria. It was sent to England ns a present to Shades I. by C'-yrillus Eycaria in Idas md is now in tho British museum. —lt is a great many years since Ter •nee V. Powdcrly fulfilled in outward ippearance the popular notion of a workingman. His neat dark clothes, bald bead, eye-glasses, and soft white lands gave him somewhat the appear ance of a parson, and at gatherings of nen who work with their hands he would never been taken by a stranger for a leading trades unionist. I’ow iorly's speech and manner, as well as tis dress and appearance, were other ban those of a workingman, anil if he diall come to piacticethc profession of lie law which he has found time to itndy, there is nothing in the outward nan to distinguish him from other •embers of the bar HUMOROUS. —Why can't a woman sharpen a lead sene'll? —Because she can't slick to a point.—Young Men's Kra. —“Did Soles go up in a balloon yes terday as he ” “No. it wasthc boot md shoe business.”—lnter-Ocean. —lt is about ns wise to sit on the limb of a tree and saw it off, as it is to worry about tilings we can not help.— (lam's Horn. —When a man gets so he open grapes with a nutcracker at the dinner-table, it is time lie changed his tonic. —Hart ford Journal. —When He Is.—Chollfe—“No man Is i hero to his valet." Freddie—“He is If he pays his salary promptly.”—De troit Free Press. -Japanese write with both bands, but most of their ehirography looks as f it had lieen executed with lioth feet. —Pittsburgh Dispatch. “001-lee!" said Tommy as he sat down at the table and viewed the jpread, “1 wisht I was the injy-rubber man." —Indianapolis Journal. —Jillson says an occasional scolding is all right in its place, but tie has no ticed that it never does s boiler any good to blow it up.—Buffalo Courier. Prosecuting Attorney—“ What is yoiirage, Miss Sere?" Miss Sere (ap pealing to Judge) “Does a witness have to testify against herself?"—Life. —Student—“l will tell yon frankly that I shall not be able to pay for the suit till next year. .When will you have it ready?” Tailor—“ Next year.” Flicgende Blatter. —New Yorker—“ You don't see any grass in our streets, anyway." She (from Philadelphia)—“No-o. Must bo the climate. The soil is certainly rich snotigh.”—Brooklyn Dife. —American Tourist (to a boy in Glas gow)—“l say, my boy. I've been wait ing here a fortnight for fair weather. Does it aiwsys rain in Scotland?" Boy —"Na.na.slr: not always. Sometimes It snn ws." —A Difficult Question.—Fond Parent —“Yes, Hobby, the Angel of Death passed over the houses and smote the first born of each Kgyptisn family." Bobby (after a moment's silence)— —“Pop, what did the angel do wtlep it UvitisV’-Hlvi'itfm ijfp, Highest of all In Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report ABSOLUTELY PURE POINTS FOR THE SPORTS. A fast howler delivers a cricket ball at the speed of a mile a minute. Tine centerboard was invented by Salem Wines, a boat-builder, of Cherry street, New York. He was born iii Mattltnck, 1,. 1., in 1788, and died in 1861. A i.akok. elephant had to be killed in Stuttgart on account of bis temper. A ingle bullet from a smallbore rifle de livered in his forehead dropped him dead. Babox Soillcm.Elt did tolerably well this year on tho French turf, on which his winnings foot up for Hie season nearly £.85,000. He takes it ns a matter of course. A OMI aA I. OmiiATtni, the ranking offi cer of the United States navy, went on from Brooklyn to Annapolis especially to see the football game between hot Naval academy and West Point. PROMINENT AMERICANS. Addison Hamms, who holds, a posi tion in tho melting and refining de partment of the Philadelphia mint, in a grandson of the late Vice-President Hamlin. Mb. Boorkvk.i.t Rooskvki.t, of New York, nominated to lie secretary of legation at London, larks but one thing to make him entirely English. That Is the hyphen, don't yon know? Coi.. I.NOKBsoi.r. closes his lecture on Lincoln with those words; "Lincoln was the grandest figure of fiercest civil war. Lincoln is the gentlest memory of our world." Tub neirsof John Howard Paynoare endeavoring to collect from flic na tional government two hundred and (ivc'dollars and ninety-two rents due him as consul when he died at Tunlsin 1852. FILL HEROES'GRAVES. At Bannockburn 135,000 men fought tnd 38,000 were killed or wounded. Mabk.noo called 58,000 men into action, of whom 13,000 were killed or crippled. At (Iraveiotte 320,000 men were en gaged, of whom 48,000 were killed or wounded. Tiikbf. were 402,000 men on the field of Sadowa, of whom 83,000 were killed or disabled. At Austerlitz 170,000 wore engaged, and the dead and wounded num bered 33,000. Ix proportion to the numbers en gaged, Waterloo was the bloodiest bat tle of modern times. Over 35 per cent, of the men engaged were killed or wounded. Brings romfort and improvement and tends to nersonal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting tho world’s best products to tho needs of physical being, will attest tho value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Syrup of Fig*. Its excellence is due to Us presenting In the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers and permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of tho medical profession, because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrnp of Figs is for sale by all drug gists in 60c and $1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig By nip Cos. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrnp of Figs, and being well informed.j’ou will not accept any substitute if offered. “It will all come out in the wash,” if you use Pearline. * ' " ■■■ Vsu Should Knov/ this FACT. „ _ That 4hßi c*i l£D CLMRtTVt I "Which Has Ko £q.VaL. flil Standard QumuyAV(icht WrHl IwCjjgP - till If , : | m r <*v |lf t ■ ’ fjjfe ip p?| Lu/4f J it *- tl. ,Tm 1 J IA World's Fair Photos for On# Dime- Tim Chicago, Milwaukee ft 8t Paul Railway haa mmln an arrangement with ■ llrst-cwss publishing house to furnish • "‘Ties nf beautiful World’* Fair pictures, of a large slue. at, thn nominal oast to the pur chaser of only ton cunts for a portfolio of sixteen llluatratlon*. Nothin* ao handsome m reforrnro to thn World’s Fair has before Im oii published. Tim aorlea would bo worth at Irani twelve dollar* It the picture* were not published in such largo quantities, and we are therefore able to lumlab those works of art for only lon rent*. llomit your money to Uisonus H. Ha*- roui), General Passenger Agent, (JMrs*o, Milwaukee ft Hi. Pull Hallway, at (Ihlea ko. 111., and I lie pictures will be sent prompt ly to any specified address. They will malts a handsome holiday gift. Worn people urn hired U) be good they will atop us soon ns the pay stops,—Ham's norn. As rxTr.snr.p poio i.*niTT. Urosm's flrim ehlnl Tm< hrs have for many years been the most popidar article In use for relieving Coughs and Throat troubles. Price '.’Acts. Dcatii does not end all. Look at the large number of contested will ease*.— Texas Hillings. Crnr your rough with Hale's Honey of Uorehonnd and Tar Pike sToolhu' hr I h ops Cure In one minute. Tommy “Willie, do you know tho names of all thn stars b' Wllllo “No.'' Tommy— " Well, Ido, That one's O'Brien." A rosiTIVB pnm FOR ALL Till AII.rtll'.NTH OP WOMEN, is irsNiirisl with Dr. Pierce's Favorite I‘m srriplion. It’s a sis-cillo tonic and nervine, compounded hy an eminent physician, for the various fornra of female complaint, “ ProHcrlplion” will cure Tlnrkache, Bear ingihmn Feeling, Irregularity, and Womb Tumbles Ily restoring the nstiiral funo tions, it cures nervous prostration, disxlness. trin. It. V. Pirsesi Otar Sir - Your ad lee to Mrs. Hsyler was carefully followed, and five bottles of Doctor I’lemo's Favorite Pro script lon, I sin happy to say, has eured her of uterine congestion. She Is feeling finely. I as sure you I appreciate your klndnese. With many thanks, I am. Yours $ command, , JOB. BAYI.BK, M rh. HAYLCR. Uryton , Oat. PIERCE. n ;r. CURE <>H HONEY RIvTPKNBD. You want on Organ. Of course You want the BEST. The MASON & HAMLIN h..wo* § HIGHEST At All Importaal World’* Fain *!*<:• that of I’aria, 1867,1(1* eluding! HU ago,B9l* L’N RIVALLED. dealer doe* not tell our Plaaa* and Orgnaa, we will •end on approval direct from factory, tie*, at our expenne. Nrw Sfyin 1327. Wrife for particular!. Nexr hlylf* at Popular Prlrea juat out. - Sold on our Raajr Payment Plan or RealaA until piirrhnird. Catalogue* free. MASON & HAMLIN ORGAN 4 PIANO CO., , BOSTON. NCW YOIIK, CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY. Elys Catarrh DREAM BALMedrSgfl f leanses the Nasal Passages, Heal* tho Sore*. Sr J- Restore* ilm Senses Ia s e and Sind I. TRY THE DURE. HaV A partlrlo 1* nnnltM Into earh nontrll and te • grr'-at.in. I’rirn M ronta at Hrmc*liu. or br mall. I-LY HlcuTif BUM. , 1 M Warren 81., .Vow Tor*. CASTINGS-; Machinery and Machinery Supplies. 11BPA.IR WORK DOIf JD. 1 ESTABLISHED 1868. | Write for ertrea INCORPOK.ATXD 1801. I XanpUl, Ttaa. WT Win* this rATUCwwritawrwitana MBBgSMMUyrQL ' isu nbn ggk I #rtUn p tiring ftUwMmitl. vlor ff\ j ■■ • Thnno*ni curul. (Und fe (a tlAtrtMi \ hL I j i _ O. tv. V. HNYJIER, M. IL, Mail Dept. 40. MfVlr-lier’ft Theatar, f'hlrngo, 111. A A linrn t r *‘"t , *<l*lthoutoa of cautery or UANULK want'd esSd™ a ut&&V. UnllVbll ll V ATT, M O, Mem eh Is. f.ao, mrtiAUM nta raiva •^ rJ wnt* A. N. K., F. 1480 WIIYN WRITINftI TANARUS ABTr.HTIsrBS PI.KASR •1.1. that |M saw th. AtwHlanH t. this i .ae..