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TJnlvwrsal l)lra to Conform to the l"at-
tciu Approved lly Albert Edward
annotations Adopted Because
Sanctioned by ltovalty.
London TVbrldJ
Tho prineo of Wales is as supreme in the
whole realm of social Jurisdiction as her
I' .--... i. iiititMiilir .-,v,rni!-n. Th na-
I tfrauil attachment to the prill ts of Wales
" shows it-elf in a universal desire to adopt.
as well as gratify hw fa-ies, to
conform society to the pattern whicb. h U
understod to approve; to mimic him in tha
trivial details of existence. Th theatre
did not attain ita present popularity and
"doing a play" did not become an institu
tion without the prince of We" takiig tha
stivge unier his patronage. Tl, vas never
a isgular winter season in 1 ... i till tha
priiceof "Wales discovered t.ii .ocipital
had it charms when the year rapidly
waning, and that tha country in ". it be in
tolerably monotonous. Cigarette, ero first
introduced into England after tii Crimean
war, but it es not till sonewhere about
1S0S, when tha heir apparent cava them his
approval, that they became formidable
rivals to cig-rs and the ery diminutive
dandy thougu. it neceary to carry an
electro plato ca containing them ia his
What are called lemon smashi a bever
age which seems pre-eminently adapted to
the parched palate of this uuheroic age ,
had never been sipped by British lips till j
Albert Edward, prince of Wales, had pro j
Dounced them to be very good. Sinokinj '
concerts were unheard of before the same I
august and benevolent despot of Engteh
society suggested a combination of the at- I
tractions of inusio and tobacco. Sunday
dinner parties were confined to what may '
be called the professional classo, till I
the ptinco of AVales sanction! anl ,
stimulated the rite. The Sunday paride at
the Zoological gardens was almost the crcs- '
tion of his royal highness, and since he has
ceaed to vifit Regent's park upon the first
day of the week the institution has entered j
upon its decadence. Of the thousands ot 1
tens of th-m-ands who crowd Hyde park at
certain hours on the week days an 1 Sundays .
durin; the season, 'or no other reason than !
that royality has Uught them it i the right
thing to bo en evidence then and there, bow I
inauy are there who have any kind of ac- I
quaintance with their future sovereign! j
Somo years ago the attempt was male to j
revolutionize the evening dress of English i
gentlemen, and n few greatly daring spirits
in oountrv houses actually presented fiem- I
selves in the drawing-room arraj o 1 in vel
vet knickerbockers and red silk stockings.
But neither at Marlborough l.ou-e nor at
Sandringham was the innova ion viewed
with favor, and the only relief whi.'u royalty
would allow to the customary suit of solemn
black was a white waistcoat, the idea of j
which eutirely originated with tha prince.
There is no need to adduce other illustra
tions. The list might be made to extend indefinite!-,
and we will defy any one to bring
forward a single negative instance, to men
tion a single case in which a social fashion
or change introduce 1 or encouraged by the
wince of Wales has not been generally
adopted, first and immediately by tho-e ,
about him, secondly and gradually by the
general mass of his future sulijMJts. lnis
may argue an unworthy servility, syco
phancy, or what you will, inherent in the
British breast. But the tendency is as irre
sistible as the law of gravitation.
The fecial influence of Harlborou;h house.
of the prince and prineoss of Wales is as fat i
reaching, as penetrating, and as subtle as the
tvrincirole of loyalty to the sovereign. There
is every reason to suppose that as time goes
pf tmys will be confirmed and j
ltocs we see that the more democratic we bo I
come the moro liablo we are to bj domi
nated by a single inliviJuaL As society
grows more democratic, more unwieldy, les
coherent, more unmanageable, the disposi
tion will increase to look to the prince and
princess of AVales as the centers and deposi
tories of social authority. Hosts and
hostesses in London, and in tha multi
tude of provincial towns which ape tho airs
of London, will not know how to entertain,
bow to organize their festivities, unlesi they
are supplied with a standard of propriety by
.Marlborough house. The prince of AVales
was absent from London for weeks together
last summer. The consequence was that the
.season was a failure, and that the entire so
cial system was dislocated. Society, in fact,
went to pieces. Nobody knew what to bs at
or what to do, because the Marlborough
house ideal was not visible in tlieir midst.
The prince of AValos may sway English so
ciety with the lightness of a c institutional
king, but those who live under Lis sov
ereignty insist that he shall exercise a social
IloweUs, the Author.
New York Letter.)
So much depends for effect on the sur
roundings. AV. D. Howells went past. He
was rather stout and ordinary in appear
ance, with nothing to particularize. Among
the throngs on Broadway, he was not deemed
worth looking at, until the spectator was
told that he was the noted novelist. I re
called having once called on him in Boston,
hen he was editor of The Atlantic maga
zine. He then sat behind a desk of immense
size and solidity. In various ways he had the
aspect of an autocrat. A numlier of authors
were in an ante room waiting to get an audi
ence. His slightest word of encourage
ment delighted the fresh aspirant, anl his
faintest expression of a disapproval had a
correspondingly depressing effect. It seems 1
as though the success or failure of them all
derondel on his nod. I recounted this to my
cumitanion when Howells walked by.
-AVeiL now," was the reply, "I can give a
contrasting view. Did you notice tha small
package under his arm I That co: -sins tha
manuscript of a comic opera. He is now in
jusr exactly the same jsition which you
have described to me as that of the writers
who were submitting their work o him as
an editor. He is engaged in going a round
of tha theatres, trying to get soma manager
to accept and produce a piece wuica ue lias j
A Cold Ware,
Chicago Tribune.
He had jut gone down and purchased two
tickets for tae opera, and grasping the two
halves of his week's salary he hastened to
tlie house an 1 was ushered into her presence.
Ah, Mis Da Smith, a Tery cold day, is it
notf AVill you not allow me the .leisure of
bjiiig your escort to the opera to-nightf "O,
than vou -o much, but Mr. Bro.vj has asked
me, an 1 1 am afraid I shall have to refuse
you I am so sorry. Yes, indeed, it is a very,
very cold day."
Henry I-abouclieisp.
Ceuuard I'hilp's Letter.)
The third of the EngliJi triumvirate oi
journalism is Henry Labouchere. Third in
age and journalistic eiperienco, but unques
tionably tirst in influence. I cannot conceive
a happier lot in lite than has fallen to thii
singular man. Ue comes of an ancient and
wealthy family, has traveled the world
over, has leen an attache of one liritist
legation after another, including t;:at al
Washington; is still young, active and hand
some, own, the controlling interest in a
daily newspaper, and tho entire stock of a
powerful and e.sta'.lished weekly jiaper, and
is happily married. Withal he is a thor
oughly ludejienJent member of parliament,
a caustic speaker and a philosophic radical
in political belief. I
Rich enough to be (according to tradition) j
a Conservative, ha has always been found .
on the side of popular rights. In parliament
and in his inpers ho has been for the exten
sion of the s.uTrage, agnin-t religious oaths,
a fneul of the just demanls o. Ireland, a
champion of the workingrjau. In his
es,.e ul pajwr. Truth, he has suuwn himself i
tae keen -t uramatic critic Loudon possesses I
lu the smoking-room of the hou.-e of com- I
nuns and at his club he is always tae center
of an lute.ligeat circle, AVheu sued by Levy- ,
Lawson, of The Tcegraph, for libel, he won .
his case by a cross-exam.nat.on in person
that turew the celebrated perform nice of Sir
Jonu Duke Coleridge in tue Tichuirne case j
into tha shade.
v Mr Labouchare lives et Popo's villa the
-ual residence of the poet Twi kauham,
be banks of the Thames. He has a steam
ht and lots of other things that only i
Jlny inon withUs-e can have. '
Bill Simmons, tha Cracker Pott
Hits forty years ago sonc me
An' Hitty Ami was hitch't,
Iso pesxter nor a han-onior
Than her the boys bewieht.
She brung ter mo a willow banJ,
Cu'd plow, an' pick, an' sow,
Was fond of hog an' hominy,
An' alius on tho go
But ter my mind, 'hove all the rest,
Was what 1 sorter liked the Iwst,
She brung me two line yearlin's.
Hit seems tor ma I 6oe 'em now,
Friskin' an' tronipm' round,
Now chau in' grass, now Iwlleriu
2ow pa win' up the ground.
One sorter brindle-like, at.' fat
As good new gras.- c'u'd make.
The other, kinder nigger black;
Both party, sleep or wake,
I ainter "shamed ter own hit now.
More an' mv wife, or shoatu, or sow,
I fairly loved them yearlin's.
One day I hod ter go away
Her health was gittin low
An' comin' tack right late that night
1 seed a llery glow.
I Im.-wed at once tho Injln sign,
An' hid till airly dawn
Lord bless me, boy, my wife was dead.
Sly liouso an' lixin's gone.
But what I hated wut of all
I low lii ma le my spirits fall
The Injuns tu'k them yet .lin'sl
What the Senator from Mirhlvan lias to
S.iy on the Subject
Washington Cor. New York World.
Senator Palmer, of Michigan, is a million
aire and a philo-opher. Ha rarely, if evor,
loses his temper. He has never had a pioco
of bail luck in his career. He has never con
sciously exerted himself in his life, AVhy
should he when good fortune has run after
him all his easy, soft-cushioned existence.
He has ha 1 such luck all his life that Pal
mer's luck has become ono of the proverbs
of Michigan. He is himself a thorough Ikj
liever in luck. In talking with him last
night I a-ked him if he thought that Mr.
Blaine would ever again te the candidate of
his party.
"1 think not," said he. "I would not be in
favor of it myself, although I am ono of his
most ardent admirers. I think he is a great
natural leader, and made a better light
against the elds we had to encounter than
any other Republican could. But he ha no
luck. AVhy ten days before the election he
was sure of victory. Then bad luck, pure
and simple, beat him. The Bolshazzar feast
might have been provided against, but who
could foresee or provide against the jack-in
the-box preacher who shot into view from
the invisible unknown with tho death-cry of
'Rum, Romanism and Rebellion' upon Ins de
stroying lips. AVhat was that but tho han 1
of God, the linger of fate, or plain, cussed
bod luck, just as you are ploastd to call it I
Then, when election day rams it rained, and
that was a simple continuation of the inevit
able misfortune.
"I tell you," continued tho senator, "the
longer I live the more convinced I am of tha
poweriessness of man to control or even
direct in a moderate degree their personal
fortunes. Think how often tho efforts of the
best and ab!o, tot men are completely upset
by the most trivial of causes. AVhy. the
Rothschild liankers will havo nothing to do
with any man who has ever had any finan
cial bad luck. I have a number of frien Is
who are much abler men than I, and in
every way, according to the books, much
more deserving of success. Yet everything
they touch caves into ruin. I have set up a
number of them in business moro than onco,
but it was worsa than useless to try to con
tend against their luck. Finally I said tu
them, Vou had oetter stop and let mo make
the money for you, for if you are allowed to
go on you will simply end by ruining me.'
ho I pensioned them. I said: 'Here 1 have
made good nests for you all, and don't you
over get out ot them. If an angle-worm
comes along in front of you, open your
juuu!jiand Rrab but for God's sake never
The Facers Out-1'aclng the Trotters.
Turf, Field and Farm.
AVhether tho pace or the trot is tho faster
gait, has long been a source or argument,
but as the years go by and more attention is
paid to tho development ot the side-whoever
the opinion has gained ground that tho lat
ter movement is the moro rapid. This seem
to be borno out by the jierformaiices of Min
nie R. and Jewett, tho former with a trot
ting record of 2:19, and tho latter with ont
of liiiKJ-j. AVhen converted from a trotting
to a pacing gait the former paces in 'J: Hi and
the latter -:lii, lot'1 m the first year o.
their conversion. Taking tha six faste.t
pacing and trotting records, we find tha fol
lowing: Pacers.
Johnston 2:0GJ
Little Brown Jug.2:llJi
Sleepy Tom -il-ii
Buflaio Girl 2:12X
ILchball 2:12X
Mattie Hunter... 2:124
SKMX.Maud &
2:10 .Jay-Eye-Seo
2:ll,V.St. Julian
2:13 '.Maxey Cobb
Aggregate..l3.-07J 13:10
On a general summing up it is shown that
the pacers are three seconds ahead. If the
tables were carried a little further it would
be found that they were still more in ad vauce,
for, while the six trotters mentioned are all
that have ever beaten 2:14, Flora Belle,
Gem, Fuller, Rowdy Boy, and AVestmont
have all beaten those figures, making eleven
pacers to six trotters that havo gone their
miles better than 2:11. AVhen it is considered
that there are so few pacers, in comparison
with trotters, the conclusion is natural that
the pacing gait is faster than the trotting
The Unreliable Hat.
Texas Sittings.
CoL Yerger, meeting Rev. AVhangdoodle
Baxter on Austin avenue, asked him:
How is your congregation coming onP
"AVe am goin' right ahead, sah. Since we
has quit passln' da hat we lias token in lots
ob money. Da kerlecshuns has iucreaod
wonderfully, sah, wonderfully."
I don't understand how you can take up
collections if you don't pass the hat."
"We passes da plate, now."
"AA'eli, Uiat'd the same thing as passing the
hat, isn't itP
"No, sah, hit ain't de same thing. Deacon
AVebster passed do hat for moah den a year,
and de kerlecshuns was mighty small; but
now I passes de plate xnyse'f, and de money
just rolls in. Da plate am much more re
liable den de hat."
"How is thatP
"Deacon AA'ebster put tar in de top ob his
Tlie Key of the Situation.
Lilian Whiting's Letter.)
Sow to bold one's self susceptible to im
pressions; to keep one's self en rapport with
select and sympathetic currents, to ba re
sponsive to tha finer and subtler influences,
is to hold tha key of the situation. It is
often the book we do not read, the ent -rtain-ment
at which we do not assist, the individ
ual we do not see, that does the most real
good. Life becomes deteriorated and mis
cellaneous if it is not subjected to tha su
rere scrutiny of selection. A matter of
which it is easier to preach than to practice
Over-possession is tha fatal endowment of
modern Ufa.
Too Inliannonluu.
Chicago Tribune
Lady (in a book store) Haven't ycu accpy
of Shakespeare bound in red, instead. of
Clerk So, madam; we have them only in
Lady (laying the volume down regretfully)
I am sorry. I want it to lay ou an ebony
centre-table, but a blue book and a Mack
table would be too inharmonious in eoler, I
Yet To lie I'ouiul.
IUcl ester Union and Adiertiser.)
A narcttic without a sting is yet to be
found. Probably tobacco is the mot hann-le-s
of them all, and yet very Lad things are
said of that. Many of them, va-ly bene
ficial in sickness anl when given by a doctor,
are jwrfectly unfit for habitual use, or to be
administered by tue patient t ) himself.
Chicago Tnnes.j
Among the most novel features of the
Maine show at the Xew Orleans exjiositioc
will bo the collection of lumbermen's boat
.nd toggery. There will bo five of those
boats. The longest will be a Lattcau that
stretches thirty-lour feet There will be a
fancy Bar Harbor row-boat, built from
eleven kinds of Maine wood; a Rangeley lake
boat, built of cedar, with a complete setol
fishing tackle; a canvas canoe, such as is
used at Moosehead lake, and, finally, a birch
canoe made at Oldtown, with moccasins,
bead-work, and other specimens of the red
nun's handicraft
Description of a llattla IUtwxn an Iron.
Clad nnil a Torpsdo ltoat An
Uncertain right of Olio
.2.iinst u llunUrwtl.
Times-Pemocrat Translation from rijraro.J
The role of tho torjdo-boat is terriblo;
and those ho direct its movcn.cnts are ex
iwsetl to the greatest dangers. A single
heavy shot may shattur it to atoms; mil
w hen it approaches tho enemy n hail of balls
from the mitrailleuses aud rides will do ter
rible execution on UiarL Therefore tho
more fact of emliarkiug on a tortwdo-boat is
n guarantee of bravery. Figure to yourself
the situation of the ollictir in command of
such a torpedo-lioat who is ordered to sink a
ship of the enemy's squadron All his sur
roundings con-tituteono vast danger. The
very sea that hides and pt itects him during
the tlrst partof hisexpeditl n may in another
moment Uvu his corjiso hither nnd thither
up m its waves. His adversary will seek to
riddle tl.o boat with a rain of steel, cast-iron
and lead. Tho toriwdo itself, which carries
such terror n 1th it, might ba touched by a
missile, and explode, bursting tho torpedo
boat into atoms.
Tho combat commences. Tho vessels of
the fleet have opened fire. Shells rain in all
directions. One ot our cruisers', cannonaded
heavily on tha starboard side by a fort
mounting twelvo Krupp cannon, is simul
taneously attacked on tho larboard side by
ono of tho enemy's iron-clads. Sho has
already sutrered severely, an 1 her position
liecomes critical. A mast-signal from the
admiral's ship is given; and a torpedo-boat
starts. The watchful enemy has observed
the signal. He knows the danger; and at
once concentrates all his fire upon the little
gray sjieck which is shooting rapidly toward
him. Three miles separata them; ami the
torpedo-boat must make that three miles in
ten minutes. If it is not sunk before it has
traversed that distance, the iron-clad is lost.
Therefore tho cannoneers point their guns
with tho most scrupulous care. The first
sLells i-a-3 wide of the mark; but the aim is
rectified; and soon the shells fall so near the
torjiodo-boat that they throw tho water over
it Now one has fallen right at its prow. A
geysor jet of water thirty foot high conceals
the torpedo-boat: the enemy believes it has
leii sunk, and utter a tremendous cheer.
But tha projectile has only ricochettod, and
passed over it The water falls back in rain,
aud tho bravo little ves-el reappears all
streaming with brma as though it had
emerged from the sea-deeps, aud rushing on
at full steam in the face of death.
There are only nine men on tho little ves
sel, aud they are going to at ack a sort of
leviathan carrying an immense crew. It is
not tha tight of one against ten, but of one
against a hundred.
Not a single won! is uttered byond tho
necessary orders. Those men whom death
already touches with his finger are silent and
grave. And do not suppose for a moment
that they do not think of the danger. Ou
the contrary, they thinkof nothing else. But
it is not of their own danger they are think
ing, but of the danger of failure. It is not a
question of their lives, but of the success of
tho enterprise. It is essential that the torpedo-boat
shall reach the enemy's flank, and
rescue our cruiser. After that if tho torpedo-boat
sinks, so much the worse 1
Every nervo is strained, every eye is di
rected toward tha object in view. Now the
boat U only .'iOJ yards away from the iron
claiL The fire of the mitrailleuses mingles
with the shower of shills, and sweeps the
deck; everything wooden is splintered to
itorns with grape-shot An incessant fire of
repeating rifles from tha mat-tops of the
iron-clad plays over the torpedo-boat; and
tho balls, entering through the few open
ugs in the docks havo already disabled
Mre rnen- JThey lie in a corner to which
there is no tima iow to atteni to tEaui
They may be thought of in two minutes
-noro alter tho fate of all shall have been
The torpedo-boat has almost reached its
enemy, 'lho success of the expedition is
now assured; for the shell-batterios are
iiowx-rless to harm the torpedo-boat at such
short rauge. The riflo-fire, terrihle as it is,
cannot sink her; it can only kill some of her
crew but that is of no great consequencol
Now is the time when the captain needs
all his surety of eye and coolness of will;
now is tho timo that his men must execute
orders with the rapidity of lightning: for
if the torpedo be fired a second too so n it
will fail to do its terrible duty; aud yet if
there ba a delay of a moment tha torpedo
boat must dash itself to pieces against the
sides of its mighty adversary.
Now the boat seems most ready to touch
the enemy's vessel. Hand -grenades flung
upon her dock, rebound and burst one man
is killed; the captain has received a terrible
wounl in the face; but summoning all his
strength, he supports himself erect against
the iron wall by a sublime effort of wiU.
Livid, drenched with blood, but terrible in
Ms calm resolve and bravery, ho keeps his
eye still upon tho enemy.
-Ready I Lot her go! 1"
The awful missilt is launched. An enor
mous surge appears in the water; and a
frightful, crackling noise is hoard, followed
by a terrible cry of distress. The pigmy has
conquered tho giant
"Hard astarboardl"
And the little vessel, suddenly wheeling
around, steams away at full spaed while the
enemy's iron-clad sinks to tho bottom.
Ton minutes afterward tha" torpedo-boat
has returned to its post beside the admiral's
vessel tha admiral sends for the captain in
order to congratulate him. He is carried to
imuion a bier. Meanwhile the fight goes
on. A new exjwdition may pi ove necessary.
A provisory captain is at once appointed,
and four men to complete the decimated
crew; nnd too tortwlo-Loat is ready to fulfill
another mission; it has another band of he
roes to direct it
Daniel Manning.
Mr. Mauniug, of Albany, is a strong
instance of the success of an editor. He
was of plain family; for some years ha was
the legislative reporter of The Argus, and in
time he became president of a bank, and now
his son, while the father is in his second
honeymoon, is the business conductor of The
Argus. The father lias accomplished a very
remarkable result in politics, securing a
Democratic president at tho end of twenty
four years. Mr. Manning's labor was to im
press this candidate upon the Democracy
and the rest of the nation, and notwithstand
ing serious oppo-ition he accomplished that
work and then the candidate was elected.
This unquestionably puts Mr. Manning in
the galaxy of Allany editorial managers,
hi tho side of AVeod, Crosswell, AVatson and
Cassily. It is said in Albany that the
widow of Mr. Cas.-idy controls The Argus,
but it is also believed that Mr. Manning,
since Cleveland's election to the presidency,
has obtained a firmer control of its editorial
policy. S '' tha Albany people aflirm
that M - u not want office under
1 Washington City.
(V. A. CrotTut
ity now has more that ninety
m Sum pavement laid on streets
at ranging from 8'J to 160 feet
wi. than 51 per cent of the entire
are. ity is allotted to streets and
par the same portion of Paris and
Berlin i . ualy 30 p-r cent There are more
than IOJ jiarks, circles and other public greet
spots in our national capital, and one can
drive further than from New York to Hart
ford without going oil of streets that ar
pavi like glass.
"Kuril, Komanlsm and ltebelllon."
Washington Letter.
A distinguished ex-confederate officer, now
a resident of AVashington, us?d to drink a
great deal in his wild and gilded youth. He
reformed aud is now a sober business man.
He married tha other day a prominent so
ciety lady who is a devote 1 Roman Catholic.
The groom in speaking of his marr.aga sai,
to one of his club friends: "I buve tried
Rum und Rebellion. I am now going lu f i
A Philadelphia doctor is treating thirteen
cases of jpinal disease, which he says have
been brought on by bicv 'o riding.
Texas silting: The -udiaus are making
a deserate effort to turn the tide of emigra
tion in their direction. They tue selling
whisky at 17tj cents per gallon.
Jame Whltwrnb RDtr.
"I was born In Indiany," says a strnngor,
lank and alim.
As us fellers Hi the rostarunt was kind o"
guyiu' him,
And Uncle Jake was slidiu' him anothar
pun'kin pie
And a extra cup o' coff, with a twinkle in
his eye
"I was born in Indiany more'n forty years
And 1 liaiu't lieen back in twenty and I'm
workiu' back'ards slow;
But I've et in every rostarunt 'twixt here
and Santy Fea,
And I want to stat j this coffee tastes like
gittiu' homo to met
Tour out another, daddy," says tho feller,
warniiu' up.
A-speakin'Vr.st asaucerful, as undo tuck
his cup
"When 1 seed ycur sign out yonder," ho wont
on, to Uncle Jake
"'Come in and git some colleo like your
mother used to make
I thought of my old mother and tho Posey
county farm.
And me a little kid agin, a-hangin' on her
As sho set the not n-bilin' broke tho eggs
an' pmreil 'em in"
And the leller kind o' halted, with a trimble
in his chin.
And Unci' Jake ha fetched tho feller's coffee
bocV. and stood
As solemn, fer a minuto, as a' undertaker
Then ha sort o' turned and tiptoed ta'rds the
kitchen doir- ami next
Here conies his old wife out with him, a rub
bin' of her specs
And she rushes for the stranger, and sho hol
lers out "It's him:
Thank God we've met himcomln'l Don'tyou
know your mother, Jim)'
And tho feller, as he grabbed her, says: "You
bet I hain't forgot"
But, wiptn' of his eyes, says he: "Your cof
feo's mighty hot!"1
Going Homo with a AVaijon Load of All
Sorts of Hal-gains.
St Louis Olobe-Democrat
Did you ever see a woman taking her pur
chases home from a special salal If you
have not mako up your mind that you have
missed a sight which a month's travel in
Europo or anywhere else can not replace for
genuino interest and whole-souled delight
She may float gayly out of the scene with n
coal-scuttle full of miscellanies on ono arm
and a multiplicity of packages on tho other.
If sho does, kindly noto tho serene picture o
self-satisfaction with which tho blood from
her bounding heart fills her faryj. Every
article in the collection represents a bargain,
and a bariraln to a woman's soul, whether it
embodies a thing of beauty or an object of
superlative ugline-s, is a joy forever. Even
the crooked poker in tha outfit is an achieve
ment in tho line of small prices that fills her
brain with a wilder glow of glory than the
First Najioleon must havo felt when tho day
was won at Austerlitx.
But take take the woman who has a wagon
load of such achievements to carry homo
She gathers her acquisitions as swiftly as -he
knows how and begins to worry the carman
who is unfortunate enough to fall under her
eye, even before the sale is over. AVhon sha
has glutted her appetite for truck, which
usually means that she has gone to the bot
tom of her pocket-look, sho bosses that car
man as ruthlessly almost as a secon I mate
on tho river bosses a gang of roustabouts.
He has to handle everything gently, from
the odd stove-lid to the decrepit three-legged
stool, and no matter what the size of his
wagon, everything mu-t go in one load.
There is a queer admixture of dressing cases
and kettles, bedding and dishes, hardware
and mirrors in her accumulations, aud mast
all be neatly stowed to avoid breakage and
economize siace,
AVoe betide tha carman who breaks or
loses anything 1 elonging to her! AVhen th?
wagon is full she takes her place on tha seat
beside the driver and rides away with a
smile on iier face as wide as the street Her
pro-res toward home is one ot triumph,
cession praying "Tho Conquering TL;ro, m
music of that composition baits in her
breast and is rattled in her ears by th
wheels and paving stones and horse's hoois
es she goes. Mr.s. Toodles' joy was no mort
supreme. Mrs. Toodles could not have felt
any happien
Food First and Piety Afterward.
Chicago Herald.)
The top step of the flight leading tip to the
city hall in New York is a pulpit from which
many preachers expatiate on Sunday. There
is a small park in front of the edifice, and un
less-the weather is too inclement there are
nearly always a good many wanderers near
at hand who will listen if somebody will sing
and preach. One nxeut Sunday an Episco
palian, a Baptist, and a Methodist exorter
held forth, one after the other, and tlit
loungers were about to separate, when
brisk old man mounted the stejs and, with a
loud voice, exclaimed: "I preach the gosp-1
of brea L Peopls who are hungry can get
something to cat here every AVednosday and
Thursday afternoons at 3 o'clock."
That was a good while to wait if a mai
was really hungry, but the speaker went ou
to explain that while his particular mission
was a Christian one it held to the principlt
that no man could be thoroughly good and at
the same time desperately hungry. He
wanted everybody who was hungry to come
aud be fed, and he would talk of salvation
afterword. This seemed to suit the senti
ments of his auditors, for they applauded
him vigorously and agreed to come and soe
him. In discussing tho matter afterward tho
old man said his mission had distributed thi
year fifty nine barrels of flour, ftVO pounds ot
coffee, 900 loaves of bread, twelve chests ol
tea, 0,000 pounds of meal. 5,000 pounds ol
hominy, 425 pounds of potatoes, 30,000
pounds of beans and i!o,U00 pounds of fresh
fish. He was very enthusiastic in his work,
nnd declared that he was making more con
verts than all the high-priced clergymen in
the city put together.
Flans for "Faradlse HalL"
Lime-Kiln Club.
Tho committee on ways and moans submit
ted a rejwrt showing that four different
plana hud been received during the past
month for a new Paradise halL They were
reported as follows:
L Plans for building eleven stories high
and 000 feet long, w ith twenty-one yankea
notion stories on the first floor. Cost uot tc
exceed $1,000,000.
Plans for a six-story marblo front the
first five stories to be leased for a circus, and
the sixth to contain hall, museum, library,
etc. Cost not to exceed $500,000.
3. Plans for a one story building covering
half an acre of ground, to have a gravel rool
and a dirt floor. Co-t not to exceed fiOJ.OOJ.
4. Plans for a red grnnitj binldin - -0 foot
long nnd five stoi ies hih, with tue lower
story devoted to a colored co-operative groc
ery w hich shall give credit Tha other foul
stories to be occupied with art stu hos and
Paradise hall. Cost estimated at $ oJJ.OOO.
Alc-or Hugo: Missry
mother; misfortune is a
is sometimes s
good breast fot 1
great souls. It is with misery as with every
thing else. It gradually uecoir.es endurable.
There is in fact eternity in the nt'ht
Dr. Lyman Beechers Absent-Mludcdnos.
Christian Union.
Dr. Beecher was sometime; absent-minded
and forgetfuL Mrs. Baecher ence received
a sum o' money, and it was the occasion of
great rejoicing that it would euabla theis- to
pay a bill for a carpet, so sLe committed the
money to her husbaud, ch irging him to at
tend to the matter immediately.
In the evening the doctor returned from
the city in high spirits. He described to 'i
a missionary meeting be hal attended
"Doctor," said Mrs. Beecher, "did you j
for .that carpet to-dayi" "Carpet! What
carpet I" responded the doctor. "Why, thi
one I gave you tha money to pay for this
morning." "There p euid tho doctor, "thit
accounts for it At the missionary maatin ;
they took a contribution. When they came
t me I said I had no money to give them
Jtisbed I had at the saun time feeling iD
jiocket, whore, to my surprisa, I found a
roll of bills; so I pulled it out and put it in
the box, wondering where it had come from,
but thinking tha Lord had somehow pro
vided." .Vhitehall Times: It we were somebody
else wo would try to govern that somebody
else, more than we govern ourselves now.
Pretzel's AA'eekly: The spanked chili soon
finds out who has the upper hand in the do
mestic government
The motto of the chiropodist: "I came, I
sw, I goni-cuxea."
Talrgtaphlug Und.tr Dlmmltles The
Stran-u slft-ual "C I." A Hasty ll-
palcli What Lincoln Told Gen.
3Uil m, Vuw Days Later.
(Croffut's Kw York Letter.!
"Now It's your turn to tell a story," I said
to a gentleman who had hitched up from
tho otber end of tho car and listsnaL The
newcomer was A. H. Byington, editor of
Tlie Norwalk, Conn., Gazette, who has been
an attache of congress for the last thirty
years. During three years of the wnr he
served The Xew York Tribune as AVashing
ton and field correspondent, nnd I often left
tlie quartermasters' accounts to look out
' for tliem-elves und lent nun a nana.
j "L.ncoln is always in order," I suggested
"I know what ho thoujht about tho buttle
' ot Gettysburg," sa.d Byington, "But it
I woulln't do to print it Though, having a
1 newspaper of my own that is always hungry
1 for gossip, I have never ventured to air it
! As preliminary to what Lincoln said per-
hapi, I had letter recall tho beat 1 got on
the other newspajrs in reporting tho battle
of Gettysburg."
AVe agreed, and ho sailed ahead. "It was
tho latter part of June, 1S(3, that Igot a dis
patch from Cultiepper court house, to hurry
out there, for our army was on the move. I
went nt once, but the army had already
started north at a rapid pace, trying to keep
between the rel-el army and AVashington.
Hooker was in command. I went to the
headquarters of Meado. who was stationed
at Goose creek. Ho told mo there was going
to lo a battle, but my best way was to go
back to AVashington and hurry up to
Harper's Ferry, anil therelwoull head off
tlia army and find the Seventeenth Con
i.octicut, whoso quartermaster had cno of
my horses.
"When I got to Harper's Ferry I found
Hooker in a fume. I soon learned that he
had demanded to havo the 10,000 inactive
men on Bolivor heights nttachod to his own
army for the bnttlo with Lee, and that Hal
leck had refused. Hooker resigned that
afternoon, and Lincoln commissioned Meade
to command the army of the Potomac. The
Seventeenth Connecticut was still ahead of
me. Gen. Bob Tyler of tho Connecticut
brigade was there, and he took my map and
marked a red ring around on it on tho Penn
sylvania line, nnd said, 'Within a few days
there would be within that circle one of tho
biVi-est. fichts the world ever saw. Uo
around to Baltimore and head it oil at
York, Pa.'
"Again I followed directions. I tried
Baltimore, but news came there that tho
rebels had burnt the bridges and torn up
tha track. I finally went to Phila
delphia and got to York by way of
1-aucaster, determined to be tha first ro
i.irti.ron tho irrouniL Tho track was torn
up, Lut I got a minister to carry me twelve
miles in his wagon. J. E. B. Stuart's rebel
cavalry had been to York, 'gutted the
ptovision stores and taken $L,000 from the
bank. Occasionally I heard a gun go off in
tl.o southwest. I hired a buggy, telling the
owner to charge it to The Tribune if I never
came back, and drove in tho direction of tho
"I drove away twelvo miles, encountering
some rebel cavalry on the way, and got to
Hnno.er. There had been a severe cavalry
tight there. The town had a disorderly
appearance; peoplo stayed close in their
houses, and the debris of arms and accoutre
ments lay along the roads. The wounded
were gathered in tho church. Telegraph
wires were broken and strewn around.
"1 stopped at the hotel and asked the land
lord if there was no telegraph operator
there. 'Yes, there he is,' said he, pointing
out a little hunchback named Tone. I asked
"him where his buttery was. At home
under the bed.' he said. 'The wires are all
i cutaiid there is no u-o trying to telegraph.'
to go out on a hand-car mid fix tlie w ires, I
paying tho men and making my-elf re
sionsiblo for the value of the car. Then tlie
lottery was brought out and wo got Balti
more, tho operator promising an absolute
monopoly of tho wire for two days.
"Then I hurried to the battle-field, some
five miles off. Before reaching there I met
Gen. Howard, nnd ho told mo of the first
day's fibt, of Reynold's death, and many
other things; 1 found J. R. Sypher,
whom I had eugaged at Lancaster
to follow me, and we sent off by our
private telegraph wire an account of the
tight of tho first two days. It was a magni
ficent feat No other accounts got through
that night and between 0:o0 and midnight
Tho Tribune sold G3,000 copies on tho streets
of the city.
"Tone kept getting the strange signal 'K.L,'
'K. L' 'AVhat the dickens does 'K. I. meanr
he asked. 'I'm afraid the rebs hav tapped
our vi ire. Finally he found out that it was
the war department nt AVashington. 'Wo
have got l'yington's first despatch,' sail
Stanton, 'and it is our first news. Send along
more. Wo are listening.' For two days I
sent exclusive dispatches over my wire,
giving all particulars of the great battle,
while The Herald was running relays of
horses. I telegraphed that the J ailroad was
whole from Baltimore to liuno.er, and the
government sent out trains tor our wounded.
The surgeon told me that that railroad saved
Gen. Sickles' life.
"After the battle I got a horse and
hurried on after tho rebels, wondering that
Meade did uot pursue, fhey were all broken
up nnd demoralized, tie roadside strewn
with sick men, with dead horses and aban
doned w eajons. Next day I came up with
le's mam army. It was huddled together
in a horseshoe-shaped 1 end of the IsOtomac
in n vnlley surrounded by hills on on:de
and by tho swollen and rushing river on th
other. It would have been easy to Its the Ji
nil. Their flight was fatally interrupted.
The pontoons they had cros-ed on were swept
away, and they had no means torecruss.
By a friend w ho had accompanied me I ent
back to President Lincoln and Tho Tribune
the somewhat too previous dispatch: 'AVe've
got Leo's nimy tight It canuot escape.'
"After waiting there a while I turned back
to meet Meade's army, which I supposed
must le rapidly approaching u;i the road.
In vain 1 looked and waitel. It did not
heave in sight AVell, you know the rest
"I was at AVashington when Meade came
to report after the ba.tle of Gettysburg. I
asked Gid AVelles, secretary of tho navy,
about the interview. "Iwaspresent in tho
cabinet,' he said, 'when Gen. Meade came to
tell about the battle, and take counsel about
thosituatiou. 'Do you know, general,' Mr. Lin
coln -uldenly broke out, with a laugh, 'what
your attitude toward Lee for a week after
the battle of Gettysburg reminded me of i'
'No, Mr. President, what isitf asked Meade.
'I'll Lo hanged if I could think of anything
else,' said Lincoln, 'than an old woman try
ing to hoo her geese across the creekl'
Alter that Mead - never quite recovered con
faleucn." I Unfair l'hotography.
Chronicle "Undertones."
; I think a bill ought to be liossed limiting
tho applications of science. Tha fact is that
j all our most cherished ideas are purely iin-
j aginative, and hard facts in every depart-
j ment of life are either annoying or danger-
' oils. Here's photography going it now.
This instantaneous picture bu,ine,s is unjust
unfair and entirely destructive of every
'stnng that is pure aud good aud self-satisfy
ing. Tue othar day u rising young amatour
photographer nearly broke up tho Lawn
Tenuis club by a kindly concession to the
vanity of the members. He went out nnJ
took an instantaneous picture of the club a
lt was engag.sl in tho game. AVhat has beau
the result! I lwiieve that everybody except
the court itself is heartily a,hamod of his or
her nttitule.
A very ivopular arti,t is simply ruined by
' the picture. The machine caught him on
the fly, so to speak, and ha is now a fixed
figure in a position. Fancy an artist, too
v nil on? leg bent in a sharp pointed angle,
h s pointed too a quarter ot an inch from
th.- ground, his back elongated, his neck
drswn out, his head craning upna 1, a look
, far from heaveidy ou his face and liearin
tho iroauhigless suggestion of impossibility.
i SurrtDtitious efforts have been made to de
stroy the plate. Tho very existence of tha
! club is threatened. The maiubers who were
t not in (ho scena are jubilant and full of jeer
at the ethers, and now whoii they meet to
play n 'gain in the afternoon they search
tho cotirts in overy nook and corner tc
' nial e si ire that that miserable young photo.
Crapher is uot on the promises with his cursed
I luachmo.
Dettl Tjng Ortswold.
My love has betm dead for an hour;
Oh I sho has lx.en true to m,
She had loved me in piissiou and pain,
Sho had followed o r land and sa.
And I had I een true to bar,
Or as true in a man rj:iy be;
He does not love like s. girl.
And follow o'r land and sea.
But I loves! her the best of all.
Though I may have had other friends,
And if over she doubted me.
She made mo divin amend.
But an hour liefore sho died,
My beautiful worshiper said.
If I .otild swear I hail always lieen true,
Thon sho should be happy dead.
So I swore with n steady voico.
AVith my hand upon her head.
That I hail always lieen true.
That sho might bj happy dead.
All! I wonder how mmii they know.
These dead with theirstrange newpowers,
And I wonder can they l hurt
By folly and fault of ours.
Oh! tho very thought appalls.
And I thrmk with sudden dread,
That although she loved me so
Bhe may not lo happy dead I
Alans the I'aclllo Coast Tlie ltedwood
"llelt" liraln of the Wood.
pieiidocmo Cor. N. O. Times-Democrat.)
All touri-ts in California must, either per
force or per fashion, visit the big trees of
Calaveras, but these gigantic red woods givo
but a faint nnd lmiwrfect idea of tha forests
of California. There are several different 1
varieties, ull of which thrive under different
conditions. The "Big Trees" have flourished
above the chiefs of their congeners in other
sections of the state, although the sea-fogs
never reach them, and they stand far above
the sea level.
Along the coast and notably In Mendocino
county those thrive best which grow nearest
the sea level, and above all, thoso which in
the dense Pacific fogs recoive a daily
fog-bath for at least nine months of the
year. This is duo not alono to the vivifying
influence of the moisture upon the foliage,
but also to the fact that their leaves possess
a peculiar power of condensing tha vapor
which, dripping fr.m them tithe ground,
answers every puriKss. of irrigation. Indeed,
these tre.-s are calbd self -irrigator. These
trees do not grow to any great height above
the sea level at any place. Passing up the
coast from the lower lino of Sonoma county
(d point about sixty miles north of San Fran
cisco), tho traveler comes suddenly and un
announced upon the redwood belt
Strange to say, there are no straggling
trees standing like sentries in advance of the
main army, but they pre-ent at onco a
solid phalanx. The first ranks stand just at
the brow of the kill, and while the south
side is as barren as those we have just
Iv-eil, on the north sido the forest is as
heavy as it is in tho very heart of tho bolt
It ceases in a like abrupt manner, in the val
ley of Smith's river, a fow miles south of the
boundary lino lietweoa Calltornia and Ore
gon, though a fuw clumps arefouud over the
Oregon line.
AVhen tho redwood grows in swamps and
other moi-t places, there sometimes forms on
its outsido a remarkable excrescence, called
"redwood fungus." This ap;ears in the
shnpo of a huge knot or wart on the tree,
anil is a growth of tho bark, not having any
distinct grain. AVhou cut into slabs this
knot shows a mottled, deep red color, filled
with little "bird's eye," remarkably beauti
ful, and liearing a high polish. In the north
ern redwoods, ono frequently sees bunches of
forns and trailing plants growing on these
knots, tho fallen leaves lodging on tho pro
tuberance having in time created
a soiL These little air gardens are
very beautiful. Sometimos a redwood
tree will taka a twist or curl when
young, which increases with its growth, and
in in dua time forms "curly redwood." ex
hibiting, when sawd, a succession ot spiral
.,.. l Radwrnl is very desir
able in tho ground, but does not endure at
mospheric oxposuro nearly so well as soma
other varieties of wooL It will not bear a
heavy strain, being quite brittle, hence is
not adapted to ship-budding or other pur
pases where lightnoss and strength is desired.
This feature is quite a potent factor in ths
mpl 1 exhaustion of tho redwood supply, a-J
theso trees tower to such an iinnionso height
and have so large a diameter that when oa
is felled it not only frequently crushes others
in its fall, but largo portions of its own balk
ore shivered iuto waste wood.
Two Jeflersons.
Washington Post
Not many years ago an old man of thii
city, poor at tho timo, but previously pros
porous, and even w calthy, yet tkrough ,dl
vicissitudes of fortuno universally respected,
sat one w inter evening by the light of a tal
low candle in a small and somewhat cheer
less room, examining and arranging tho ta
pers contained in his antiqua desk. A young
friend kept him comiwny. The old gentle
man's dog was also present somnolently
extended on the hearth before the low wood
fire. Parer after paper was drawn forth
from tho dusty pigeon-holes and quaint re
cesses of the desk, generally with somo brief
remark concerning each, and uow oud then
some pleasant or pathetic little story. That
night the old man was living his past life
over again, all its animation and cclorseem
ing to bo restored by tho magical notes and
"Here's one from Joseph Jeffersonl Dear
old Joel tho best fr.end I ever had! Let me
see" taking up the caudle to help his sight
and readjusting his spectacle! "yes the
money I lent him once, in his theatrical
"Is that tho actor ot whom I have heard
you spfakt"
"Tho same."
"And t;-s) man equally famous in our day,
bearing a like name "
"Granlsoa of Old Jo."
"I liave seen his Rip Van Winkle; it is
wonderful. AVill you give mo that letterP
"Certainly. It is interesting and valuable
as the writing of so great a genius uoble,
too, and just as well as great His debt to
me I know ho w. mil have paid it, but inis
fortuno overpowered him, and then came
death. Ho died the very m inth in which
this letter was written forty-one years
ago." A woek later tha young man was
again with the old. He presented him a
letter a letter from the grandson of his
ancient friend, warmly expressing gratitude
oud inclosing check for tho sum due. with
interest That amount carefully employed,
rendered my oil friend comfortable, at least,
till the day he "went homo."
lirulns and Nicotine.
Edniond Yates' Recollections.
Mr. Gladstone "detests"' tobacco, Mr. Mat
thew Amidd "abjures" it, Mr. Ruskin hates
the maii who "pollutes tao air of the morn
ing with c:gar smoke." But are wo not con
soled for tha abstinenco of these great men
by the devotion of others of eminence)
Thnckoray once declared that he did not dis
pair to see a "bishop lolling out of the
mithenamiu with a cheroot in his mouth, or
nt any rate, a pipe stuck in his shovel hat"
Even a bishop might sometimes fall before
the seduction of u good cigar, a cozy chair,
and a French noveL But if we have not a
smoking bishop, we have a smoking poet
laureate, familiar with tobaccos Latakia,
Connecticut leaf, Penque, Lone Jack. Michi
gan, Killicimck, Higiikuider, "or any of ths
Knglish brands." How does ha take the gen
tle weed! At his feet is a box of white clay
piiws. Filling ono of these, he smokes until
it is empty, breaks it in twain, and throwi
the fragments into another box prepared for
their reception. Theu ho pulls another pipn
from its straw or wooden inclosure, tills it,
light, it, and destroys it as before.
Not Celery Beds.
Philadelphia Press.
rhey havo some tall men down in southern
Kentucky. A Cincinnatian, riding along
the ro:ul with a native, looking over upon an
adjoin'iij inclosuro remarked: "I observe
from those boils, that you raise your own
celery in this region." "Caleryl" exclaimed
but companion, "Why, them's not celery
lds; that's our new graveyard."
vllslhitlc Sitting HulL
fitting Bull i now -0 far advanced in aes
thetics that he is brought to believe the nap
kin to lo the basis of civilization, and when
ho denies t '!' ' dumar-table he care full?
spna Is his 11 A noa his chair aud solemnly
sir- 'lown on 1
Texas Sifting: women may not be dcs
thinkers, but they ore Generally clothes ob.
Tlie Population Diminishing and Coailr
Mlnln;: Machinery Standing Idle
Is the Old Couutock Loda I0-
Ilnltlvely l'laved Oat?
IVlrginiA City Cor. Nsw York Sun.)
Nevada is a deserted mining camp which
has two United States senators an I one con
gressman. Its ups and downs have coin
cided with the ups an 1 dow as of its mines.
AVhen they yieldd well Its towns have been
full, its business houses prospegms, anl its
jieople comparatively numerous. AVhen
they havo produced little or nothing it has
gone into the dumps, as it now is, and
everything that has jertainoil to it has put
on sackcloth aud ashos, and awaited the
next strike.
If Nevada is ever called upon to decide a
presidential election for this country, the
beauty of tha creation ot such states will do
apparent to tho dullest observer. In the
last campaign, if Indiana and Connecticut
had voted for Blaine, nnd it Cleveland had
carrieiL the southern states and New Jersey
and New York, Nevada would have hail tho
deciding vote. It could have named the
president The people here expect some day
that such a situation will arise, that it will
be discounted before election, and that the
struggle which will take place for the
supremacy here will pay better than a
bonanza. There are now only l.'!,f10 voters
in the state, a decrease of 6,00) since the
last presidential election. If no more big
silver discoveries are made, 1S3S will find it
with n imputation still further reduced.
The conditions w hich obtain In Nevada are
such as cannot l found elsewhere in Amer
ica. Everything depends upon the mininx
industry. Ono of the largest states in th
Union in a territorial sons, the few poopla
who live in it are gathered together in thii
mining camps, and save for one or two fer
tile valleys, tho entire state is a wilderness,
destinsj to remain such forever. Silver
must be found here or nobody will livo kere.
As it is i lie to expect that tho precious
metal will always ba produced in paying
quantities, it is plain that the time must
some time come when Nevada, as a state,
will bo oven more of a white 1 sepulcher than
it now Is. It maintains its present preten
sions only lecause tha various mining com
panies are continually prospecting, and there
is a bare chance that some of them may
make a strike of sufficient magnitude to put
things on their feet once again.
This is not the first time that Neva la has
been in tho slough of despond, or that it
has been predicted that the Comstock tk
played out During tho Hale & Norcross
and Gould & Curry excitements, from 1S03
to lStJ5, tho state filled up with miners and
adventurers to the number of 10,000 or more.
As the mines showed signs of exhaustion,
th?re was a stampede, and not more than
2,000 eople remained. Houses were moved
away or burned down, and men sold what
they could not move for a song. The next
great boom occurred when Jones, the pres
ent senator, unearthed the Crown Point
mine. Jones was foreman of the Gould &
Curry mine, and considering the prospects
good below that property, toward Gold Hill,
he located a claim which he called tha
Crown Point Ho got capital only with the
greatest difficulty, and from the first he
met nnd overcame financial obstacles which
ceemel almost insuperable. Early in
1S71, while Jones was drawing a sal
ary of $15J a' month from the dis.
heartened holders cf the 4,000 shares of
Crown Point, and the stock was selling at 25
to 50 cents, an assessment of 50 cents a 'hare
was levinL There was a general refusal to
imy on tho part of tha stockholders, and
when the sixty days went by the great bulk
of the stock was defaulted on.
In tho moan time a rich lodge hod been
m -.i. - nin nnd when the announce
ment was made public sonu days after the
default, the stock jumped to tl.OOO a share.
Enormous masses of ore were taken out, and
dividenils of $40 were paid. This mine finally
ran into the Belcher, in which Sharon, Mills,
and the Bank of California made great
fortunes, but when that was exhausted
paralysis again seized upon the state an I tho
depre-sion became universal. Towns of 15,
000 to 20,00i) people died away into mere
hamlets, and as peoplo became convinced
once more that the Comstock was exhausted
they turned toward more promising fields.
In lsi3 James G. Fair, who was superin
tendent of the Gould & Curry, formed an al
liance with Mackey and Flood and secured
control of somo abandoned claims north of
the Gould & Curry embracing about 2,000
feet of ground. Fair conceived tho idea of
running a drift north from the Gould &
Curry into these claims at a depth of 1,500
feet No companies were organized at first
but eventually they formed the Consolidated
Virginia and . the California. AVithout mak
ing any shafts from the surface they ran
their drift north, as originally intended, and
came upon the big bonanza, a deposit of
silver of unexampled richness, from which
more than $200,000,000 was taken.
The excitement caused by this discovery
was prodigious. Mining properties of every
kind went ballooning. Assessments were
levied and paid with promptness and the
various camps filled up once more with
miners, prospectors, speculators, gamblers
and all manner of tradesmen. A'irginia
City became a town of 20,000 people,
with many of the advantages of a me
tropolis. Everybody hail money. The Sutro
tunnel was built Mining machinery of tha
most expensive kind was put in and appear
ances indicated that the state had entered on
a permanent prosperity. Then the bonanzas
died out For a long time hope was kept
alive by reports of brilliant prospects. Tun
nels, shafts, and drifts were dug. Lower and
lower tho miners descended until they bad
gone S,S00 belo w the earth's surface, but noth
ing was found. In the meantime the other
mines hail not been yielding much, and an
other siege of hard times began to stare the
people in the facss. One by,one they drew
out First the big Capitalists, then the gam
blers and sports, and last the workingmen
and women and tradesmen vanished, until
now A'irginia City does not tioast more than
8,000 people, all told, and the entire state has
not more than 30,000 white inhabitants.
Once again the impression is general that
the Comstock is played out There must be
another strike soon, or the suspicion will be
como a conviction.
Just now the prospecting is going on
everywhere, on tho surface, and deeper and
deeper into the bowels of the earth. Of the
forty mines in the state, only a few are mak
ing any pretence of working. Hunlreds of
thousands of dollars' worth of machinery
is standing idle. The various companies
continue their assessments on stockholders
of a few cents a share to keep up some ap
pearance of activity and prevent outsiders
from coming in and jumping their claims.
If one mine should make a lucky strike every
other one would immediately levy a heavy
assessment It would be paid without grum
bling, and money would once again be free
as water. On such slender threa is as theso
does the future of Nevada as a state depend.
31ark Twain as a Smoker,
Philadelphia News.)
Mr. Clemens has some poculiarities. They
tell me ho is one of tho mostuiervous men in
the world. He has constant difficulty in
keeping still, and somebody is obliged to go
with him to keep him busy playing billiards
r doing something else, so thit he will not
have to be faced with the horrible alterna
tive of sitting stilL Two seats are reserved
for Mr. Clemens in the drawng
room car on tho train by which
lie may travel. One of these seatj
Is in tho smoke-room and the other is in tha
body of tlie car. As soon as Mr. Clemens
finishes smoking his cigar he has to get up
nnd fly from the apartment because he can
not bear the smell of tobacco smoke when he
is not producing it iim-elf. So he sits a
little while in the smoke-room, then trots out
to his other place in tha middle of the car,
nnd after he has been there half an hour or
so back he runs to the smoke-room again.
This is the w ay he goes on all day long.
Choice In Ills Vie of Words.
Detroit Post
Landlady Are you enjoying your dinner,
Mr. Dumleyl I trust you aro fond of tur
key I
Dumley (struggling with a drumstick)
The word "fond," in connection with this
bird, mv doar madam, does not adeituatelr
express my feelings; -"rovere,'' I think, is bot- I
Miss Anna Johnson, of 24 Front strett,
Columbus, Ohio, says: " I suffered from
an aggravated form of constipation and
indigestion lor several monins. iiy nm-
my case was a uopciess one. .iv menu ui
mine (Mr. Elvira Redmond.of East Long
street, thi city), called,and seeingthe con
dition I was in, recommended me to try
your MASiLUf. I must say I had but little
fjith in the medicine, but after I had taken
fjwr doses I was convinced that Masa
Lts was the medicine for me. After I
liad taken one bottle I was entirely well
of my complaint I consider it one of the
best remedies forconstipation I have ever
used. I have several friends who are us
in" it They think it art excellent remedy.
I recommend it to nil who are afflicted
with constipation or indigestion. Any
one doubting this statement is invitsd to
mil nn m(- at 21 Front street
Mr. Milton Knotts, Urbana.O, writes:
" Last Novemberone ycarago I was tak
en sick, and called in our family physician.
He examined ms and said I had symp
toms of typhoid fever. He gavm
medicine for two weeks or more with
out any relief. I began to think that my
days on earth were fast closing In. I
saw at once that his medicine would
not reach my disease. Just a I was about
to conclude that I would have to die, my
daughter brought me one of your pamph
lets. I noticed a cae whose symptoms
were like mine, and PriiUXA and ILiSA
Ll.s had cured him. I concluded at once
to try it I procured one bottle of Pbbo
ka and ont of Maxalix, and took them
as directed, and before I had used the two
bottles I began to receive strength and
gain in flesh. I finished the rest of the
two bottles and continued its use until
the third bottle was used. AVhen they
were used I could cat anvthinz I wanted
to and go about my work. I consider
that if it hadn't been for vour Pxkuxa I
would have been in my grave. Parties
wishing information can write me at the
above place. I recommend your medi
cine wherever I go."
Mr. John R. Davis, Moundsvil.e, AV.
Va., writes: "I havrj been handling
your Pebcna ever since its introduction.
All who have used it speak highly of its
curative properties. I consider it a reli
able remedy."
Mr. George Fisher, Portsmouth, O.,
writes : " I am handling your Peruma,
;nd having a good trade on it. It gives
tplenod satisfaction."
Bw-sn.4. It arts oa the LITER, BOWELS aad
KIDSETS it the m time.
Became It cleaniefl the a-rettTa of tha pouon
ooa humors that desrelope la Eldaer aad TJrl
nT7 Diseases, BlXionaneaa, Jaundice, Conatrpa
tion. Piles, or la ILiieuiaatiaxa. 2 enzahrls, 2Ser
voua Disorders and all Female Complalzita, s
crsouD PROoror ims.
rr vttlx. sumxY cuss
qj rassartTir Tn-rrr ACTIO?? cf all tha organs
and fnrrt i.r'iy
reatozliLS the normal power to throw off cUaaaae.
of the worst forma of these terrihle ciimn
have been qulcKly relieved, and la a abort time
Bry caa be sent by mill.
WTOI,EICUAISO:f & Co.. Enrlinztoo.'Vt.
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AVoriU of Warning ami Comfort.
H you are suffering from poor health or
languish oa a bed of sickness, take cheer
if you are simply silinfr, or if you feel
'weak and dispirittd,
wlthoit clearly know,
'in? why. Hop Hitters
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If you are a minister, and
haTeorertasked yourself with your
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ties, or a mm of let'ers tol InK over your midnight
work, Hop Bitters will moat surely strengthen you.
If you are suffering fiom over-eating or
drinking, any indiscretion or dissipation, or
are young and growitig too last, as is olten
the case,
"Or if yoa are in the workshop, on th
farra. at the desk, anywhere, and feel
'thatyoursystem needs cleansing, ton
'int, or stiiuulatlu,', without intuxi
catin, if you are old,
'blood thin and liui.ure, r utse
ffeb'e, nerres unsteady, faculties
'waning, Hop Bitters is what you need to
'gireyou new life, health and Tigor."
If you are cost! re, or dyspeptic or suffer
ing from any other of the numerous dis
eases of the stouach or towels, it is your
owa fault if Tou remain ill. If
vou ar wastinjt away with any form
of KiJrer diea.-e, stop tempting death this
moment, and turu for a cure to ilop Bitters.
If you are sick with that terrible sickoesp,
Xrv"iu?nes3, you will find a --Balm in Gilead'
in Hop Bitters.
If you are a frequenter, or a resi leut of,
a miasmatic district, barricade ynursys
tern a;inst the scourge of all countries
Malaria, Epidemic, Bilious and Inter-
mitten t Fevers by the use Hop Bitten.
A I-ailjN Wish.
"Oh, how I da wish my skin wai as clear and
soft as Tours," said a lady to a friend. "Vou can
'easily make it so," answered the trieni. HowT"
inquired the first lady.
'-By ruing Hop Bitten that makes pure, rich
blood and blooming health. It did it lor m as
you observe.
tS?S one genuine without a bunch of
green flops on the white label. Shun all the
vile, poisonous stuff a ith "Hop" or "Hops"
in their rmmt"
Sensible MUs Fortescue.
St. Paul Pioneer 1-ress.J
Few will read Miss Forte-cue's letters to
Lord Garmoylo and not think him a triple
plated idiot for giving up so sensible a jrirL
He had been sending her expensive presents,
and she writes:
"Sow, dear old boy, we must face the fact
that yoa have heavy zpen.-oi, and many of
them; and, therefore, you cannot put your
incom-3 rounl my n?ck and arms without
getting your affairs into a muddle somehow.
All the pretty things you love to
give mo I know are in .some way a sort
of public witness of your affection
forme, but now you must give me what J
do ask you to do as a witness namely, com
pliance to my wish in this particular. Tou
see I'm not simply a pretty, brainless- doll
whose spurious kind of 'love (save the mark
cf daring to ue so holy sentimont to indicate
such a pitiful feeling) need) to be kepi
atlauie by all sort) of appeals to her vanity
as her strongest point, but a deeply loving
woman, svbo, besides thinking of the pleas
UT6 of the moment, wants to see the future
clearly on the same lines. You know how
imbitious I was for myself. Well, now my
hopes aro centered on and in you. Vou
must, and shall, and will do finely. "
The -(lost Attractive.
A modern philosopher has come to the con
clusion that tho prettiest womon are seldom
the most attractive. Ho says thoso who ex
cite the greatest love are often very plain,
even u:-j-r; but when their conquests beeomo
known tha conquerors are called beautiful.
Their Number.
"Ton mut come and see me, my dear,"
said a lady to a little cirl of her acquaint
ance. "Do you know my number!"'
"O, yes, ma'am," responded the innocent
chill "l'ajai says jou aln ays live at sixes
and sevens."
Something new in luncheon dishes is plat
tered egs, who golden yolks are set in a
rcd-Lroun semi-Huid of tomato pureo and
shredded anchovies.
The majority of fellows who attempt to
make fun of a mother-in-law were never
blessed with one.
The Caterer: Cookery, if badly performed,
will doaUojr thd 'nnrtAtr o any food.

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