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If Is as Irrational fb bottle, ball and bleed animals lu order to cure them, as It is to tako passage in a sloop from New York to Albany. Used lu the best stables and recommended by the tJ. S. Army Cavalry Officer**. ?yflOO PAGE 300K on treatment and carooi Domeatiq jnimals, and stable chart vi monntwu on rollers, sent free. VETERINARY CURKS Fever*, Congealing, Inflammation, A.A. Spinal Mcuiugitit), Milk Fever. M. B.-Strains, Ijninenctfg, KlieuinatUm C» C.—Distemper, Nasal DltivbarKCN, J)» D.—JJots or (irubs Worms, •^J2. E.—Cough*. IleavcH, I'lieiiuiouia. F. F.—Colic or ttripca. Bellyache. G. Ci.—RIlHj'arrlnjfe, Hemorrhage*. JI.H.—Urinary and Kidney i)i(KutMe«, I«—Eruptive Dineasen, Mange* K,-l)itieu»«H of IMncHtlon. Htable Case, with Specitlcs, Mauual, Vet. Cure Oil and Mccltcator, $7.00 Pricci Single Bottle (over 50 doses). .00 S E IF I S Sold by Druggists or Sent Prepaid anywhere and in any quantity on Receipt of Price. 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This splendid paper, ujw_ iBDiiod.weekly, elegantly illustrated, has by fart lie •"»»& lnriTOqf nlPAiilntiAn nf «n« ... Bulld^^lffi^lUon^ttom'hr^^l^oVyeiu't I J.- J8M, "»nu liiiuuiiiiK uuiiuerD to snow 'tttest deslps and sucure contracts. Address ~"*"«Ji*noniniy,fz.au a year. Single ("Pics, £5 cents. Every number contain# beau tiful plates, in colors, and photographs of new LoueeSt w|tb plans, enabling outlderi} to show the "J: uuu oucuro contracts. Adaress MUNN & CO., N? W YOU IF, 3U1 BBOADWA* ChlelicuJerV E»fflUb Dlniuon.l Itrand. PENNYROYAL Druggist for Chtchcstera Xnnlith Via ^vumd Brand in lied and Cold meulilo' QIMSM, With bine ribbon. Twko Jno other, llcfiuc dangerous subitltu* ftions and imitations. Oruffgfert, orwmd 4*. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM Cletzuefl and beautifies the halt* Promote* a luxuriant growth. Never Fails to Restore Qr«f 1 Hair to ita Youthful Color. Cures scslp diaeaaos It hair faUiafc THIHAOURA TTON PEOPLE Are you thin? FJPSU made with Tlilimcura Tublefs by ft eoleu tltlc proccss. Tliey creato perCoct iLSdimiliilion of every form ot fool, secreting tbo valuable parts ana discarding tlie worthless. They make uiln faoea plump and rouud out the flirure. TUey are the 8TANDAHD REMEDY for leanness, containing NO AIUKNIC, and abso lutolv liarmlosi, PricM, prepnUl $1 per box, 0 for $5. Pamphlet., "HOW TO OKT FAT," free. The THIN ACl" it A CO., 049 Broadway. N Y. Justice of the Peace, Cresco, Iowa. Office in the 'Berg lilook -with J. O. •JVebster. Trompt attention given to 11 atterg entrusted to biiu. •. A, CONVERSE, President. O. O. WANI.KSS, Vice-Pre.Id.nt. O. A. CRAWFORD, Caihler. FIRST NATIONAL BANK CRESCO, IOWA. A GENERAL BANKING BUSI if NESS TRANSACTED. Safety Deposit Boxes to Rent. INTEREST PAID ON TIME A DEPOSITS. tonw IARNSWOKTH, rr. RANK w.Touira.caaiiim OF HBESCOI CRBSCO, IOWA. I' Beoeive* Deposits, and Makes P»I ... lections. Bay, Sena xzekance, OoMnHmnt Honda and otberjMouriUM ud aoM.,|«mi »Bkli Drafts on Europe for Sale. Improved and Unimproved Real Estate Bought and Sold on Commission. Passage Tickets at Reduced Rates. AMERICAN Loan and Trust Co., rr CRESCO, IOWA. B. T. DAVIS, Prepident and Treas. S. A. HOLBBOOK, Vice Pres. M. B. LING, Secretary." Owncr aad Proprietor of th. Only pom. 'i-y SIT OF ABSTRACT BOOKS IB nowwrd Oouly. Abstracts of Tifle to Lands and Tows LotB furnished on short notice. Special advantages for making Farm Loans and soiling Seal Estate. TOD. MARTIN Haa again asaumsd fall oontrol of CENTENNIAL MEAT MARKET, WHICH WILL AT ALL TIMES BE FULLY SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST THE COUNTRY AFFORDS, Our Terns *111 ccittue to 6s Cask In Buying and Bdling. W. tak. plaaaur. !m referring to th. patrons of this markat andawors them that w._ riiail kMp a fall (took of Fresh and Salt Meats. Poultry in its Season, FRESH FISH, HAMS and BACOH. Cash paid for Fat Cattle, Sheep, Calres snitable for Karket. Centennial Block. CRESCO. 10. fBDtwortl & Enrigbt Are making a specialty of HORSESHOEING, Where fine work is required—such as track and carriage horses. Anew tire shrinker will enable ua to give special attention to setting wagon tire. Oeneral blaoksmithing •Ul have prompt attention. 8tf John MoOook. iffOBIET AHD CODHSELOR At UT, CRESCO, IOWA. Pr,oHoo ,n a"th® OflBc# courts of th. OTftr PILLS •nd«l'yGcnnlne.«K 8AFC, AJWAYI reliable, LADIES a Cresco Will states, ^r.ASi° buyln* and .elUn, Union Savings Bank. W. K..BARKER. C. C. Unov, BARKER & UPTON, ATTORKEYS A COUNSELORS AT LAW. practice J*"1™'"*, twilmontolj sod Belief for l4Mll«a,M in Utter, by return in all State and Fedaral4feurte CRESCO, IOWA. A. BAltUETT, M. & M. PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, CHESCO, IOWA. Bpeclal atteutlon to Surgery. Office over Clemmer'a Drug Store. Office open night and day. #-tf D8- A. Q. KBLLOQO, 3-.- DENTAL SURGEON, JQ CRESCO, IOWA. All work in hi, line will have prompt careful attention. Office over WmM and a Moon'* store. 6-27-tf The Central House Lime Springs, Iowa. W. E. PRANN, Prop. First-Class Accommodation with Good Sample Booms lit couuection. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Bates Seasonable The Park' Hotel Now thoroughly renovated and refurnished throughout, aud with new proprietors Is fully equipped to provide for the wants and comfort of the traveling public. With Its clean rooms, sweet and wholesome beds, and its well supplied table. Its proprietor haiies to merlr aud rccelve his share of public patronage, 88 J. McGinness, Prop. That Tired Feeling Means danger. It is a serious condition and will lead to disas trous results if it is not over come at once. It is a sure sign tlint tlio blood is impoverished and impure. The best remedy is HOOD'S I Sarsaparilla "Wliichmakesrich, healthy blood, and thus gives strength and elas-'' ticity to tho muscles, vigor to the brain and health and vitality' to every part of tlie body... Hood's Sarsaparilla positively Makes the Weak Strong "Mother was so ovcrcomo'"-' with that dreadful tired, stupid^ feeling that she could scarcely go about to perform her ordi nary duties, but after taking four bottles of Hood's Sarsnparilla ... she is quite strong. She has a good appetite and feels •well.''. MABY C. IIOPP, Avoca, Iowa. Hood's and Only Hood's Hood'S PillS ^,eMfceCcM CARMERC WANTED to lmy Farms In CENTRAL WISCONSIN. Iinnd 1B on the North* western line C. BtP. St, O. K'y, about 200 miles from Mllwan* keo and a little North* in Clark County. This isonoof tho besteoun* ei&lQ?Z ties In the State, baring a population of over 25,COO. Land lies adjoining railroad, and doca not extend jver six miles from It at any point, and Is from four fo ten miles from the County Sent, which has nearly S.OCOlnbabltantsandlsqultoamanuXacttiringccntor. Well supplied with excellent water and best of fuel, tfood schools. Why rent a farm or buy an Improved one? Buy one xiulmprored and make the profit. CDEC TICIfCTC np to 120 allowed purchasers rnU I lultC l» of 80 acres or more of land One-half faro to those buyln*40 acres,if R.R. tickets are bought of na or you have a receipt showing amount paid. OVER «,000 ACRES BOLD TO AXTUAIi 8ETTL£B8, Only |5 to |10 per acre. S3 per acre cash, balanco five years' time. We want 25 amlllesf rom this place 1 W1U you help ns? Blfi Inducements to those moving before May 1885. Write for particulars. Agents, surveyors ana teams on hand to show the property free o_ «Qst. Buy your tickets to Columbia, wis*, rift Menilb* junction* mo. 8. mm USD CO., til. W Fifth An., OUnp.ia. $384,255,128, Iandsormcn S SPENT annually for Tobacco, Thnus. die every year from that rtrendtul disease. Cancer of tlie Stomach,, •brougVt. on by the use of Tobacco. The use of tobacco is Injurious to the ner vous system, promotes heart troubles, af-, •tccts the eyesitcht. Injures tl-o voice, and imakeu your pruseoce obnoxious to those •clean and pure from such a ll'thy habit. :©o ^ou "irise tobacco If you do, we know you would like to' •quit the habit, and wc want to astisi you. •and will, 11' yon say the wi rJ. I(OW CAN WE HELP YOl"? Why. by [inducing you to purolinse a box of Coi.u [TOBACCO ANTINOTE. which is a preparation' .compounded strictly of herbs and roots,' •which is a tonic to the sstem also cures' •the Tobacco llabit and knocks cigarettes' 'silly. now DO WE KNOW IT WILL CUKE :VOU? First, by Its thousands and llious-' 'ands of cures Second, by the Increased de-' mand for It from the most reputable whole .-ale houses: 1 bird, we now what It is coin •posed of, and that tho preparation wllT (clean t.he system of nicotine, and will can-' icel all errois of the past, YOUK DHl'ORIST has colli for sale. If •he lias not, ask him to KM. it for you. If lie' •tiles to palm off soinethlnir "Jimt as good,"' •Insist on having colli. If he will not order •It for you, send us one dollar ($1.00), and re ceive a box of Colli postpaid, iiemcmbcr, "COLLI COKKS. In most, cases one box effects a cure, but [we guarantee 3 boxes to cure anyone. Colli Remedy Co., IIlCKilXSVILLE, MO. HOTELS. NTBOTIIEU nOUBB, W. STftOTHER, Proprietor, GBK800, IOWA. las only Hnt-olaaa IIOIIMIn Crosco. Stf Coal, Wood, Posts, Limejement. At Laidlaw's Stand, Cresco, Iowa. DELIVERED FREE IN TOWN. 2000^jBS. For a Ton Every Time! Quality., Honest Weight and Aeourat* Measurement Guaranteed. WM, P. RATHERT. The Catalogs. of tlie Cresco Normal and Bus iness Institute for 1895-6 are now ready. Send to the prin cipal, M. O. PERKY, Cresco, la., and get one and learn from that why you should at tend the Cresco Normal the coming fall. Fall Term of eight weeks begins Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1895. A HEARTLESS WOMAN. BI ESTHER MIIXEIt.- 5 II E news was communicated by "Our Special Correspondent" in London. It fig-tired, an im portant item, in the Cape —Times, lllancha Bourerie, the talented authoress of "The Blue Sunflower," was to arrive in tho Dritmmond Castle. Ostensibly a desire to acqniro "local color" for her next book was the object of her visit to the Cape—an object that furnished an admirable excuso for refusing the proffered hospitality of her colonial admirers. "You would spoil me and make me see everything couleur'de rose, and I want to'know the seamy as well as the sunny side of South-African life," she said, with a gracious smile which for bade offense. So she abode at a hotel a few miles from town, where the air wa3 scented with pines, and vistas of purple grapes showed through the gaps in the cactus hedges. In reality, perhaps, restlessness and love of change as much as anything else induced her to spend Christmas far from home but she bated living at other folks' houses it reminded her of the days before she married Mr. Bou verie, before she became a widow and discovered she had a temperament, when she was a girl at Miss West's academy and could eat boiled mutton and rice pudding at one o'clock. Need less to say, this woman of moods and tenses was erratic as English weather. Ere the voyage was half over she had asked herself seriously why she had embarked. Eighteen days of inter mittent mal-de-mer and amateur the atricals, and an inconveniently hot cli mate at the end of it. She might just as well have loeated her novel in Lon don or in Paris. In view of the. Scot tish villages, Italian sunsets and In dian palms that had flooded the liter ary market of late, commonplace life in a commonplaco city known of every body would have been quite refreshing. But this bitterness had been largely the result of perturbed motion on the part of the Drummond Castle. In optimiv tic moments—when the terrors of the Bay of Biscay were over and tlie decks I level—she had congratulated herself on her enterprise, and resigned herself cheerfully to a tolerable week, an en durable month and then boredom in the cause of art. "At any rate I have my return tick et," slio thought, finding comfort thereby. "I wonder if I am going to bo very dully" She was asking herself the same «|i*estion when seven o'clock on the evening of the day of her arrival found her the cynosure of all eyes at the table-d'hote of the Bustenberg Resi dential hotel, locally known as Van Bhyn's. Perhaps it ivas with the intention of securing herself as much as possible against such an undesirable condition that sho. by and by recognized the presence, abashed and dazzled, of her right-hand neighbor.jJIr. .Tack Folliot. Masculine -ifctfrenty-Wiro failed to de light her as a rule but all the other boarders at Van B^hyn'# were merely impossible. At any rate ha c6nid listen intelligently—the capacity appealed favorably to a woman- who professed to gain ideas from hearing herself talk. And Jack was really a nice boy delightfully ingenuous and big—she liked big men—and handsome. With her wonted coolness she told him so ere their acquaintance had extended I over twenty-four hours. He blushed with delight, and the same evening he announced in the smoking-room that she was the wittiest, clcvercst, most fascinating woman he had ever met. I Still he evinced an unaccountable ten dcncy to fight shy of the charming Blanche—to shirk tho tete-a-tetes for which many a man-about-town would have given his ears. It almost seemed as though he were afraid of her. At first she disbelieved the evidence of her own senses, but doubt was dis pelled one afternoon when she asked him to escort her on a mountain ram ble. "I should be delighted—flattered," he stammered, Hushing "but the fact Is I have promised to tak. tea with my Cousin Joyce. We—wo are engaged, you know. It is a sort of family ar- ft 1 "I WAS UAI'I'Y 'TII.I. SUE CAME." raugemcnt projected when we were both youngsters. She's only seventeen now. There's some beastly monoy de pending on it—not that 1 care a hang about that." "Oh, so you are engaged!" she said, with animation "and to an ingenue of seventeen. How eharmingl 1 can see you together—liances out of a fairy tale—kissing among the roses in the back garden. I congratulate you." She beamed sunnily,and from that mo ment life possessed anew zest for her. In ordinary course he would have ceascd to interest her In a day or two she soon tired ot her playthings. But for bidden fruit had ever been a tempta tion to her, hence his subjugation be came a necessity of her existence. Of course, his fate was sealed it merely a question of time. was The path wound like a ribbon through the dense undergrowth ot the upland forest Now and then a flock of black winged canaries chattered shrilly among the leaves, or a humming bird darted into the glare of sunlight, its tiny botly lustrous in green and pur ple and gold. Above the treetops, veiled here and there with filmy cloud, the Devil's peak pierced the deep blue of the South African sky. Mrs. Bou verie would have appreciated the scenery more had she not been lost. The solitude of naturc'haa drawbacks wnen one nas a particular destination and knows not if it be north, south, east or west. She had reached a bi secting path, and wa* hesitating as to the next step, wh a girl appeared carrying a fancy straw basket. She was very young, a lovely child, with a peach-like face and auburn locks, stralglit-limbed, serious-eyed infin itely picturesque in her cotton gown. The artistic soul ot Mrs. Bouveric in stantly responded to tho girl's aspect, and she begged with the friendliest smile in the world to be directed to the ifamed Fern glen. It happened that the girl was bound for tho same place. So they strolled together and filled the basket witlf spoils gathered by the way. Presently they rested sido by side on a fallen tree and the shyness of the child soon disappeared tinder the fascination of the woman who in variably took as much trouble to at tract her own sex as she did to attract men. From platitudes the conversa tion gradually became personal— young girls are easily induced by sym pathy to talk about themselves. And the romantic environment allured to confidences. The steam gurgled over its rocky bed, and a warm breeze, red olent of narcissus, stirred maiden hair fronds and lily heads. It was a pathetic story she was tell ing, common, may be, yet it must have interested the author of "The Blue Sunflower," who sat quiet and still. "I was happy till Hhe came. And now! IIow could she steal his love from me HE WAS OS UIS KNEES BESIDE EEIt. like that? She has so much—wealth, talent, fame—I have only him. I have read of sncli women. but I did not be lieve they could livj." Mrs. Bouverie absently outstretched her arin to pluck a lily from its stem. "Don't you think she must be a very heartless woman?" continued the giri, her lashes glistening. "It is not as if sho valued his love. She is merelv playing with him for a pastime every body 'says so, everybody sees it but himself. When she is tired, she will just go away and forget, but 1—I shall have lost liiin for qver. Why did she come here to break my heart?" The young voice disd in a sort of wail. A little silence followed. Mrs. Bouverie was staring vacantly at the rushing water, and the flower lay iu shreds on her lap. She roused herself as from a dream, and brushed off the vestige of the blossom. "I fear I must be going," she said, rising. "Instinct tells me it will soon be luncheon time." With a sudden graceful gesture she touched her com- pan ion's cheek. your poor after all It was by the light of tho stars and fireflies the final act was played. "1 never knew what love meant till you taught me," he said. "I was a boy and now 1 am a man. Joycc will release me she must when sho knows. Mrs. Bouverie—Blanche, for pity's sake!" Suddenly he was on his knees beside her, kissing her hands, his lips parched, his voice trembling, his eyes aglow. "Does .that mean you really want to mirry me?" "lllanjlie, you cannot but know!" For a moment she permitted his caresses and it seemed as though tho reflex of his emotion was paling licr face ami heaving licr breast then she laughed as naturally as she had ever laughed in her li."e and told him some half truths that made him gulp and whiten and shrink from her as though contamination were in licr touch. "And have you been making a fool of me nil along?" he demanded, with youth's tragedy air. "Have you de liberately won my love for a jest?" 'Jnst so, sinso you choose to put it with such indecent directness," she re joined. "My dear boy, I am three years older than you and you haven't a shilling. You must tliinlc me a mad woman or an angel. And 1 was merely dull yes, I assure yon, that is alL But to-morrow I shall be sailing for Eng land. Don't bear malice, Jack, lie member, you have mo to thank for many pleasant hours." But lie neglected her proffered hand, and, haunted by the reproach and anguish of his face, she sought her room and watered the grave of a curi ous episode with tears moro bitter than she had shed for many a day. Of course, nobody suspected an inner meaning in on apparently obvious affair. In aealmor momcntshc thought the incident behind the scenes would make a pretty story. But she could not bring herself to wofrk out the idea, so sho gave it to a friend. —Black and White, -1' .. SUPPER UNTOLD MISERIES. [BRADFIELD'S FEn^LE REGULATOR, ACTS AS A SPECIFIC £Bj Arousing to Hoalihj Action all ber Organs.^ It causes health to bloom, andj /joy to reigu throughout the frame. ... It Never Fails to Regulate ...j My wife has boon unUortreatmeiit of Iead*2 Ins physicians throe yours, without beiiellt.? After using throe bottles of llllADKlBUVS) FKM AftK ItKUULATOU she cau do her own cooking, milking ami waahiiiK." N.S.BHVAN.2Jem!erson,AIa. JBUADIIETJD ItEtiUUTOIl CO., Atlanta, Ua.L Sold by druggists at SI. 00 per bottle. Where can I get the best photo graph? Shafer & Bassett (Solberg's successors) are the leaders. They are here to stay. They do what no one else here does. Guarantee satisfac tion 01 money refuuded. THE OLD-TIME DARKY. lSvon In tho South There Are Only a Pew Loft. mm Graphic Description of nn Antc-BeUnm Slave Mart—Tho Unqnvlable Social Po sition of tho Trader In Hu nian l'lcith. Spcclal Shreveport (La.) I.ottcr. The present generation knows very little of the old slavery days in the south. With a great many people it is a mere tradition. The importation of slaves being prohibited by law, and, furthermore, as the savage negro did not understand agriculture, he was of little value until he was tamed and taught to work. Consequently there aroso in the southern border states, such as Kentucky, Maryland and Vir ginia, a class of men known as "slave traders." The slave trader was a dis tinct type lie "made money" rapidly, A SOUTHERN KEGItO'S HOME. but, notwithstanding his great wealth, he was never admitted into first-class society. Tlie planter who purchased the slave never considered the "dealer" as his equal. Tho "profession" required a cold, heartless, calculating man, who would separate a child from its mother, if to his interest. As the lands of these older states be came unfit for tillage, owing to long use, the masters shipped their slaves to the new states of Louisiana, Mississip pi, Texas and Arkansas. Sometimes the mnr.ter formed his "hands" in a caravan, and, with their household ef fects, tramped through the then wilder ness to t-liis new country where the master began anew and soon became wealthy upon their labor. The demand for slaves increased as the rich country become more thickly settled, and there arose a class known as "negro traders,'" who purchased slaves from the planters on these worn out lands, and established "nurseries" for propagating slaves as if they were race horses. An old abandoned farm house was selected for this slave "farm," from which the Virginia dealer would send his choicest negroes to Norfolk or Alexandria, for shipment south to New Orleans, Vicksburg or Natchez." At each of these cities he had an agent, to whom they were con signed. An agent also accompanied the shipment, which was usually made in a sailing vessel, and sometimes on foot. When a cargo of 200 or S00 were landed on the levee at- ^ew Orleans, a "(!ood-by,jjeajv_$double-line was formed on the wharf slave-mart—an old warehouse. The men were dressed, in that peculiftr^ cos tume, only wornAvlien they were toljB sold—black fur hat, roundabout and pants of corduroy velvet, with the usual white shirt and red russet shoes. The women and children had no ex tinctive dress. The dealer paid from 5000 to $800 for tho "boys," and from $400 to $000 for the wojnen—according to age, strength and usefulness. lie sold them at an ad vance of 50 or even 100 per cent. In a few days, after they had been "fattened up," the planters who had GOING TO DINNEB. come to the city to buy more "hands" were invited to the mart to inspect the slaves. Tho agent had been to the hotels seeking out tho planters who had arrived, and left his card, which informed the planter that "all kinds of field hands were to be sold at ." When tlie planter arrived at the mart, tho slaves were all mustered in line, just us a guard of soldiers turns out to present arms to' a visiting military upstart. The dealer descanted upon the good qualities of the "boys" or women. Men were called "boys" until about fifty years of age, after which they were callcd "uncle,"or "old man." Women were women until about forty years of ago, then .they were called "aunty." The planter examined the slave as minutely as he would a horse—opening his mouth to see if his teeth were good thumping his breast to ascertain if ho was strong, and then required him to walk and trotafewrodssoasto judge of his activity. Tho negro seldom knew his age, but the planter was a good guesser. Crowds of planters were in tlie mart examining the human beings offered for sale, who seemed the most unconcerned of all. Their greatest concern was that they should not be separated from their families, and the next that they should get a kind master. Somo of tliem toolr great pride in their value, and were pleased highly when a largo sum was offered for them. Domestic slaves, oy house servants, were more valuablL than "field hands," and they held them selves higher in the social scale. When cotton and sugar advanced in price, field hands also bceamc higher priced, and the slave dealer selected the moro prosperous seasons for the shipment of his human cargo to market. When sold lie returned to his slave luriu in "oia Virginia, tho mother ot~ presidents," or Maryland, purchased'": another supply and shipped them to Vicksburg or Natchez to supply Missis sippi and north Louisiana. lie fol lowed his trade, dealing in human flesh and misery, from season to season and was regarded as little better than a pirate even by those who purchased' of him. He was ostracised from so ciety, and when he aied no one mourned his death—there was not even a cor tcgo of negroes at the lonely funeral. Another similar eliaractcr was the slave hunter or patrol—a self-elected unofficial hunter of runaway slaves for the sake of the reward. He had a pack of bloodhounds always at his command and was constantly scouring the swamps for negroes who ran away from masters, and some, however, from mere desire to escapc labor. Tho usual reward was $30 for a man and S2" for a woman. On apprehending a runaway he usually, without any authority whatever, gave him fifty or one hun dred lashes. This was tho usual cus tom and so glad was tlie muster to re gain his slave that he seldom demurred. Unless it was an aggravated case no further punishment was inl'iietcd. If a slavo was caught even going into town without a "pass" from his master, he was liable to apprehension and a flog ging by anyone who chanced to meet him. 4 Tho slavo hunter was ever on the lookout for such absentees for the re turn of each he received $'), but was prohibited from whipping them. Usu ally, when slaves were permitted to attend church in the towns, their time expired at four o'clock, at which hour a bell was rung warning all strange negroes to loavo town. If caught in the citjj after that hour, they were taken to jail, flogged by tlie jailer, and OLD PLANTATION NEGROES. then told to make tracks for home. Tho jailer's fee was $1. On visiting plantations a "pass" in the following form was given: "FLOYD PLANTATION, DOC. 4.1812.—Antler son has my permission to visit Uls wlfo, Lucy, on Mr. B.'s plantation, to bo absent not lutor than eleven o'eloclt, p. m. "II FLOTD. Master." IIow strangely this reads in these after years! The old colored men of to-day, now fast passing away, who were slaves, look back upon the past with amazement, ary\ wonder why they did not question fJnhvhat right they were made cin Rnt, being turn slatfSiy, they knev no oth«y condition, and deemed it to bo their natural state. It must now seem ^to them as a dream—but.a verv snil ype TUero "seeuis not to be the joyous laughter and merry ring in the soiig of to-day as iu tlie olden days of slavery. Then the negro had "no cares for the morrow. When his day's work was done he spent the night in "frolick ing and when sickness or old age came he was taken care of for tho good service he had done. Now he must himself provide for the future and, as he is a natural spendthrift, ho never does, aud when too infirm to labor he suffers, starves and dies. As a rule, the plantation negro practices economy only when ho has neither money nor credit. Ilis freedom has not inspired him with ambition, and ho labors only that he may live, and just enough to meet his immediate neces sities. Nearly every neighborhood is oversxtpplied with doctors and preach ers. The doctors practice voodoism and prescribe "charms" or talismans, iu stead of medicine, which in many in stances is more effective, as it inspires faith in the superstitious patient. When a darky becomes too lazy to work, he goes to preaching. Three or four ministers of different denominations, "hold forth" from the saim pulpit, on tho same day aud the same congrega tion. The collection is generally di vided. This mixing of dogmas saves the congregatiation the trouble of wrangling over mooted points. Being uneducated, they give tlioir crude ideas, and repeat the sermons of the white ministers which they have memorized. J. M. SCANLAND. Highest Point Reached by Man. Dr. Berson last year ascended alone to the highest point ever reached by man. The reading of his barometer was 0.1 inches, tho lowest ever record ed, and corresponding to an elevation of approximately SO,000 feet. At this height of nearly six miles the aspirated thermometer read 54 degrees below zero F., and one exposed to the sun'a rays only XI degrees below zero. Bank Note lloycott Is Now On. WASHINGTON, Sept. 3. —The boycott declared by the Knights of Labor'somo time ago on national bank notes has become effective, but bank notes are as eagerly accepted as they ever were. Cooke Succeeds Coke. RALEIGII, N C., Sept. 3.—Charles M. Cooke, of Franklin county, has been appointed secretary of state to fill tho vacancy caused by the death of the late Octavius Coke. Boy and nu 1'istol. COSHOCTON, O., Sept. 3.— Bay Shaeffer,A aged 16, shot and fatally injured Thomas McDermott. Tlie shooting was the Result of a quarrel. '7 Tho Usual Form. "Have you issued my denial that I am 1 candidate?" inquired the prominent politician of his secretary. "Yes, sir,1 said tho oV'*1,4nt secre tary. "Well, then," continued the poli tician, "go down to committee head quarters and tell the chairman to get himself interviewed to the effect that it is impossible to foretell what I might do were the honor forced upon me by unanimous action of the party."—Chi cago Record.