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MISCELLANEOUS.
?Indianapolis is~5ie Railroad City,
from its position at the intersection of
a larffo numW of railroads.
~i-Lashington ls thc CUv ?* MaffnUfi
ccnt^.stanccs, on account of tho lib
eral^mn^n which it was laid out
?Excess of. grief for the dead is mad?
ness; tor itJs an injury to the living,
and the dead know it not.?Xcnopbon.
?Oamoeus, the poet of Portugal,
often fell the bjtfnga of poverty, and
finally died in a hospital in Lisbon, I
?.not leaving enough to bury iiiru.
* ?-r^lost people get their grip checked i
If tKey are going a way. Some people j
who fail to get their grip checked In'
tina? go away never to re turn. ?Troy !
Press. ..: IA
"I'll shinij your shoes so you'll seo
yourface in 'em.*? said thc boy. "How
absurd:' said, .Wilkins. "Jasatisfied
to sve> my feet in ray sbo?s, without
seeing my face in them/'
?Those who have sulrered much are
like 'those who know" many languages;
they bine Earned to understand and
"be understood bv all:?Mino. Swetch
ine
? *'^o. I don't see any way to cut Mr.
Cionjrtr.lk's salary." "lias he been eri
ga;?ed to preach another year?" "Yes."
4"\Veli, why don't you give Lira a lot of
big donation partum?"?inter Ocean.
?Dimensions of billiard tables (Oot
lender)?Four foot by eight inches, four
feet two inches by nine feet, and five
feet by ten feet Size of room required
respectively, thirteen by seventeen,
fourteen by eighteen, fifteen by t wenty.
?The contest over the will of the
l?te Daniel Hand, the philanthropist,
Of N*cw Haven, who died in 1391, leav?
ing about $500.000 to the American
Missionary association, has ended by
the contestants withdrawing their
suits.
?The fund raised in Boston to erect
a statue in memory of Iiishop Phillips
Brooks amounts to $79,025 in actual
cash, $70,000 of ? which is loaned at 5
per cent., while the remainder is draw?
ing 2 % per cent interest on deposit
?The Ancieut Order of Foresters in
in England has found the admission of
women into its ranks a complete suc?
cess. There are already soventeen
courts of female foresters, and this
number is' expected to bo doubled by
the end of the present year.
? Paper yarn is now being substi?
tuted for other cheap stock in carpets,
and is said to be superior to "shoddy"
and "muugo," both in cost and
strength. Of course tho paper is used
only in the body and on the under side
of the texture, and not on the upper
surface. It is said that fifty-five "per
cent, of a carpet may be made of paper
without a customer suspecting it
?Housekeeping is a science. It can?
not be intuitively grasped. Tts prin?
ciples are some times imparted by
mothers to their daughters. No doubt
the science of housekeeping could be
effectively taught in schools* When
the time comes when no girl who ex?
pects to marry is believed to have fin?
ished her education until she has grad?
uated in the science of housekeeping,
the vexing servant girl problem, which
now seems so formidable, will have
disappeared from American life- ?ZNII1
waukee Evening Wisconsin.
?Tho burgomaster of Solingen has
refused to register a child in the name
of Emma, on the ground that tho Code
Kapoleon, which is still in force in that
town, only allows names of saints or
historical persons to be entered in tho
birth registers. The object of this law
was to prevent children from being
oalled "Fraternite," Egalito," etc., ac?
cording to the prevalent fashion at the
time of the French revolution.
?He was very tall and very thin. He
entered the ofiico of a a Wall Street
man and asked if he could not give
him some work to do, since he was
penniless and out of employment
"Well?ali?what can you do in my
line?" asked the Wall Street man.
"Nothing; only I thought perhaps
. your doors were not weather-stripped,
and being tall and thin, I might stand
in front of the crack and keep the
daught off of you." He was dismissed
without employment, but with a dol?
lar for his wit.?Harper's Bazar.
?A splendid record for safety of
ships and cargoes was made during
18'.?) by the large fleet of grain carriers
between Pacific ports and Europe. The
voyage is the longest and stormiest of
all routes in thc world's commerce, yet
out of 8*26 vessels which sailed from
San Francisco and other Pacific ports
for Europe, only one failed to arrive
lit her destination safely and with
cargo in good order. This one ship
was stranded on a South Pacific island,
.and lack of wrecking facilities alone
prevented her getting off and resuming
her voyage. Her crew was saved.
?When the first issue of the Confed?
erate money was scattered among the
people, it commanded a slight pre?
mium. It then scaled down as follows:
Julie, 1801, ninety cents*, December 1,
1801, eighty cents; December 15,1861,
seventy-five cents; February I, 1862,
sixty cents; February 1, 1808, twenty
cents; June, 1803, eight cents; January,
1SC4, two cents; November, 1864, four
and one-half cents; January, 1865, two
and one-harf cents; April 1, 1865, one
and one-half cents. After that date it
took |rom eight hundred to one thou
aaj&d dollar* in Confederate money to
buy a one-dollar greenback.
?All the great ancient literary char?
acters had their detractors. Socrates
was called a usurer by Cicero and a
pedant by Atbonaous; Plato was ac
ci&ed of envy, lying, avarice, robbery
and impiety; Aristotle was abused by
iMogenes, Laertius, Cicero and Plu?
tarch; Virgil was declared by Pliny
and Seneca to be destitute of inven?
tion; Horace abused Plautus and was
himself accused of stealing from the.
Greek poots; all the ancient critics say
that Pliny's "Natural History" is a
mess of foolish fablos; Livy was cen?
sured by Dion and Paterculus, and
Plutarch wrote a whole book to dem?
onstrate the faults of Herodotus.
?A remarkable geological substance
found in Finland is a stone which fore?
tells, by a change in color, the proba?
ble character of the weather in the
near future?a natural barometer?
known by the name of semaknir, and
which is said p turn black shortly be?
fore an approaching rain, while in fine
weather it is mottled with spots of
white. For a long time, It appears,
this interesting' phenomenon was inex?
plicable, but on an analysis of thc
stone it was shown to be a fossil inbed
wi^h clay, and containing a portion of
rock salt and niter. This fact being
knowB* tb? ?xplanatioa of the changes
became easy; the salt, absorbing the
saoigture, tarns black when the condi?
tions are favorable for rain, while the
dryness of the atmosphere roust as nat?
urally bring out the f?alt from the in?
terior of the stone ia white spots on
the surface. >
m&??h triii stritt?.
^RV%g?V?'?U IS.?Eight thou
rjuuI Colo&ad mX sbhiera will go out
-.r .p.^.^ ,?,???,.... . ^ rt-.Tril tcitf.,,l._ <. _ t _ .1 .?umj ,-.
FROM CITY TO COUNTRY.
Bo*r Somo Uvea !W d Oaf of the Rtnb
j Into th?> Mf!t(i >\v^.
A young ff ir? sitting before an easel
in a tapestry-hung studio.? Through
the open window the summer aun is
throwing from his luminous palette n
Titian glory of red-gold on a sheeny
canvas of chestnut hair.
In the street below a wandering mu?
sician as he passes is sinking with all
j the wild pathos of a child of slavery:
I Dey hunt no moro for dc po*3um and de coyn,
( On de mead >w, de hili and Cm ->!:ora
i Dcy sin?: no more by df> trU:ntn?-r of the moon,
On dc bench by do oV cabin d or
Dc day* jro bv like a shadow o'er dc heart
W.d sorrow whor.' nil wan delf?bt -
I'Vom the little park across the way.
? set down in the midst of the bisy city
f like a lost bit of the counter, a scent
of sweetbrier flows in and fills the room
with a title of fragrartee.
A ring at the door, a smile of eager
expectancy, a white missive tosse I at
her feet, followed c'osely by a yellow
envelope from the fat hands of the
landlady, the flash of a. blue cat
around tho corner, then a blank of dull
misery.
Hours she sits there mailing no sign;
but when at la-;t she rises and puts
away the palette and drops the curtain
over the ncvcr-torhc-?nishetl piettirc
tlie face turned toward the dying sun?
light is ghastly pale, the white lace at
her tliroat moves convulsively, and the
brown eyes arc like a hart dog's.
IJefore her dulled vision, like con?
tinuous lightning, dances a wavering
line of fire?"Mother is dead. No one
to care for the children. Come."
As she moves about the darkening
room her slippered feet unconsciously
tosses aside a torn bit of cream paper
from which stare up the words, "Don't
blame me too rauch"-?-"I have loved
you in"-"Yonrs cordially, ftd war"?
Far down the street, goiug home in
the twilight, the negro boy sweeps the
strings of bis guitar, ami the refrain of
his song floats back:
l*m com'rp, I'm eoinin:?.
For rav head 5s beading low:
I hsar ih 3' 2<-n;'.i! vole s calling
until it is drowned in the roar of a
coming cable car.
And thc.thb* of swectbrier flows wide
through the windows.
"Could ye give me a bite to eat?"
The gruff voice startles the small;
calico-gowned woman feeding chickens
by the barnyard, and she glances
around inquiringly.
"I'm awful hungry," the tramp be?
gins, and stops, for the little, gray
haired, dark-faced woman before him
has grown suddenly pale, and as she
wipes her toil-hardened hands free of
meal he sees they arc trembling.
That voice! She would know it if
she were dead.
"Ye needn't be scared o' me: I won't
hurt ye," he growled, with a hitch at
his tattered hatbrirn. "But I want to
know if I can get something to eat
here?"
"Why, yes, I gnes-; so," she says
slowry, looking into the bleared eyes.
?'Come to the house and sit down on the
porch. I'll get you something in a
minute."
And pulling up hcrsunbonnct, which
has fallen back over tho smooth bands
of gray hair, she waiks by his side to
the house.
"Much obliged," mumbles the tramp
a few minutes later, rising from the
little table with its emptied dishes; and
taking a cob pipo from a recess some?
where iu his rags ho shuttles down the
green lane.
"Hurry np with dinner, Little Sis;
the hands are coming in from the field."
calis a stalwart young man from the
orchard well, whero he is watering tho
horses.
"What on earth are you dreaming
about?" he questioned at her elbow a
moment later.
"I was just thinking whore I would
p\it some sweetbrier bushes in the
yard," she replies quietly, with her
failed eyes fixed absently on the dust
gray road up which a dark figure is
slowly plodding.
The youth glances at his sister in
surprise. She' has hated sweetbrier
ever since he can remember.
She goes in and begins putting din?
ner on the table as the hungry men
come in from the barn.?Chicago Trib?
une,_
THE CAPUCHIN.
He Is One of !!;<' ?Jn.fi JJoJiHrdjo'd Pets
Among the Mou'.?-y TriWfe
The white-throated Capuchin, or Sa
pajou (a monkey named after a monk!)
and his near relatives, are some of the
poor littlo fellows who find the mon
j keys' purgatory on this earth. They
are les miserables who go about with
! the organ grinder, dance when the
J chain is jerked, and pass the tiny hat
for the pennies. Poor little beggars!
How much better for a monkey is the
hunter's bullet in tho leafy jungle than
the deadly hand-organ on the hot pave?
ment, and lifelong misery!
As a household pet, ov a captive in a
zoo, thcCapuchtn monkey is the princo
of good fellows. Ilo is of good, com-1
fortable size, neither too small nor too
large, fair in proportions, active, intel?
ligent and docile, and decidedly affec?
tionate. Many old world monkeys are
treacherous and dangerous brutes; but
so far as his human friends are con?
cerned, the.Capuchin is nearly always
to be trusted, lie has a countenance
like a pale, sad-looking old man, heav?
ily burdened with care.
Out of a large cagef ul of monkeys of
various kinds that I once kept, tho
white-throated Sapajou was the only
thoroughly satisfactory inmats. He
was sincerely attached to me, and
whenever I came near him would purse
out his wrinkled lips and complain to
me about his disagreeable neighbors at
?a great rate. When frightened, his
shrill, rasping shrieks, and the expres?
sion of his mobile face, made a repre?
sentation of terror so perfect that a
tragic actor might well have copied it
When coaxing his keeper for food or
attention, be would thrust out his lips
until they formed a funny-looking
littlo tube, and say in a plaintive tone:
"Pco-oo-oo-oo!"
These graceful and interesting mon?
keys are found in eastern Honduras,
Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and
northern South America. At home
they are not nearly so active and bold
as tho spider monkey, doubtless be?
cause they are not all legs and tail like
the spiders. They not only cat fruit
of all kinds, but are also very fond of
beetles and other insects, eg?s,-and
even young bh'ds. The tail is prehen?
sile, but not powerfully so like that of
the spider monkey.?William T. Horn
aday, in St Nicholas,
Wm IttWQBYfelentiats AIL Hfcg&jfcf Kg
Man--Do you tramps consider your
occupation a trade or a profession?
Tifnuip?Neither; we've got it down
to a science.?Judge.
Albofl .1. Harr, the new surveyor oi
totWaf FiUsbui^h, is editor of th?
?m&\f?li Post, of which
m J. Borr, was for yfaft laiTrW
A MOMENTOUS HORSE RACE.
T5? Civilized Steed Won, Precipitating a
ISloody Fight and Indian War. <
Don Am ado Chavez, the eldest son of
the late Cob Manuel Chavez, New
Mexico's most noted Indian fighter,
tells an interesting story of the big
fight with the Navajos at Fort Win
gate In 1801, which was the cause of
the turbulence of that tribe during
the rebellion, anl which he witnessed
as a boy. Don Amado was about 12
years old then. His father was com?
manding at Fort Wingato, where Now
Mexican volunteer troops were sta?
tioned to watch the Navajos and keep
them quiet The tribe was sapposcd
to be peaceable and friendly, but it
was deemed wise to keep an eyo on
j them and prevent them from stealing
j stock, in which art the Navajos are
past masters,
j The Navajos had a pony that they
j believed able to outrun anything on
I four legs, and they were anxious to get
j up a match race at the fort The sur
i geon of the post owned a thoroughbred
race horse, and a match was made be?
tween the two. There was a general
gathering of the tribe around thc fort
I for several days before the race, and
the Indians and soldiers were on the
best of terms. One of the chiefs took
a fancy to the colonel's son, and made
a present to little Amado of a pretty
buckskin pony with white tail and
mane. Amado was very proud of his
pony, and rode him about the Indian
camp and made friends of the Navajos
On the day of the race the Indians
and soldiers bet all of their portable
property on thc result. According to
the Indian custom, the things wagered
were tied together and piled up in a
general heap. If a soldier bet ??>
against a Navajo blanket the coins
were tied up in a fold of the blanket a
tag attached showing who were the
parties. to the transaction, and the
blanket cast upon the pile. If two
horses were the stakes, they were hair
tered together and driven into the cor?
ral. The corral was stakeholder for
everybody and for all bets, and a het?
erogeneous mass of personal property
was dumped therein.
A shrewd Navajo rode the Indian
pony and a Mexican of the name of
Ortiz rede the thoroughbred horse. The
thousand-yard stretch across the .prai?
rie was hemmed in on both sides by a
mixed crowd of Indians and Mexican
soldiers. A fair start was made, and
tlie pony got away a little in the lead,
lie was only a sprinter, however, and
was no match for the horse when tlie
latter got fairly into his stride. The
Indian soon saw that the pony was out?
classed and that he could not win by
fair running, and so ho resorted to
tricks to prevent tho horse from pass?
ing. Whenever tho horse attempted
to pass, the Indian pulled the pony
over to that side just enough to get in
the way, and Ortiz was compelled to
pull up to avoid collision. The Indian
worked the trick with so many varia?
tions that the horse was fairly pocketed
all tho time by that lone pony, and
Ortiz became furious. At last Ortiz
lost patience, and when only a few
yards from the finish the Indian tried
the trick again, Ortiz gave the horse
his spurs and plunged ahead. The big
American horse rolled the pony over
and over, but kept his own feet and
bounded across the line. The pony's
neck was .broken and his rider was
crushed to death in the fall.
As soon as the Navajos understood
what had happened they made a rush
for Ortiz. Soldiers rallied around the
rider to protect him, and in half a
minute a freo fight was in full blast
The soldiers got together quickly, and
their fire was more effective than the
scattering fire of the Navajos. but thc
Indians were numerous and made an
ugly fight
young Amado saw ki6 friend, the
old chief, lying on tlie ground wound?
ed, and he went to i)im. The old man
was mortally hurt, but he knew thc
boy and asked him for water. Amado
got the water, sat down by the Indian,
raised his head, and gave him a drink.
The surgeon came riding by, looking
for the boy, and saw him sitting beside
a wounded Indian. lie snatched Amado
up by thc collar, plaood him behind on
the horse, galloped back into the fort,
and handed him over to the colonel,
who had just been aroused by the
firing and was getting out of a# sick
bed to take charge of things. The
colonel told the boy to stay in quarters
and not venture out again, and then
he went to the walls und got the can?
non into action, Bujfc the boy coukj
think of nothing but his Navajo friend
lying out there pn the plain with'a
ghastly wound In tho breast and iong.
ing in vain for water. So he filled his
father's canteen and stole out through
the gate, and found the old chief again.
The old man was dying fast, and did
not recognize the boy. Amado sat down
by him, raised his head upon his own
knee, and held the canteen to the blue
lips. And so he sat and ministered to
the Indian until the life had gone from
tbe body, and then he cried because
the old man up hp gave him tlie buck?
skin pony was de???
The thunder of the cannon, the shout?
ing of thc captains, and the yells qi
the Navajos had ceased, and only"tue;
occasional crack of a rille told that
some skirmisher out on the prairie was
trying a long parting shot at the
enemy. Not until the next day, when
he saw scores of dead Indians gathered
up along the race course and on the
prairie and buried in a long trench,
did tho boy understand thatJie had
been in a battle, and that all the
tumult that raged around him when
he sat "by the dying chief's side was
made by his friends "tlie Navajos and
his friends tho soldiers tryihg^to kill
each other.?N. Y. Sun.
About Millinery.
There is little to be said that is new
about millinery. The evening bonnet
this winter has been a mere headdress,
while even in hats small shapes have
been in Remand. The large amazon
hats which have Ijeeu worn this winter,
with the brim turned up against the
sides and the crown laden with black
ostrich plumes, promise tobe continued
in straw for spring for driving hats.
The bonnet will remain small, a mere
holiday affair of blossoms and embroid?
ery. The close turban styles intro?
duced In felt this season, which liave
been trimmed with black moire, prom?
ise to be a very popular style in straw
for the coming season. Black hats will
probably bo in moro demand than ever
before, though there is a tendency to
relieve them by knots of brilliant rose
colored velvet, pale green and other
fashionable colors.? Wood Housekeep?
ing.
F. L. Taylor, a Cornell student, has
been committed to jail for contempt of
court in refusing to answer questions
-before the grand jury torching the
chlorine case.
John Trrrill, who was charged with
causing the"dynamite explosion in San
Francisco which blew up Curtin's sailor
boatdinff house and killed four mea,
wan admitted.
NEW8JTEMS. .
Fort Melntojh trfU tc remoted to
Laredo, Tcx. ?
I Miss Cordelia Cly mer. of Bucyrus, O.,
will teach music in Honolulu. ,
Two messenger boys were killed at
Winnipeg, Man., by the fall of a chun
ney. tr ? t
The will of Marquis Eugetfe K. U
Murphy, of San Francisco, is to be con
i ^Awar is on in the National -Burial
Case-association that means cheaper
caskets. , x- ,?
Mr. Richard Potter, a member of.isew
York's four hundred, is down with
smallpox. .
Half a dozen Berlin editors got short
terms of imprisonment for criticising
the police. .
Tho World says the New *ork and
Brooklyn ice companies have formed a
gigantic trust ? .
Bill to allow cities to furnish electric
power for heating passed the Massa?
chusetts legislature.
The Indiana appellate court decides
that injured employes can not recover
from railroads after accepting bene?
fits.
The paving brick companies of Gales
burg, 111, Friday morning opened an
abandoned coal mine, putting fifty
men to work
; The city gas trustees of Fostoria, O.,
shot an oil well on the Charles Redfern
farm, in Perry township, which it is
'said does 500 barrels a day.
The coal operators of the New river
! and- Kanawba districts met at Clifton
j Forge, Va., and agreed to start up May
! 14, regardless of the strike.
Judge W. Si Blair, of.Ieflferson coun?
ty, 111., has decided to attack the con?
stitutionality of the senatorial appor?
tionment acts of IS'.*:;, and 1883,
Maj. D, L>. Wheeler, depot master at
Gen. Miles' headquarter... has been
transferred to Now Vg^. v. l.ere he will
occupy the same position lit Uovornor's
island.
It is announced that the prospectus
? of a new daily newspaper in Dublin.
I devoted to the interests of the Healy
faction of thc Irish'party, will shortly
be issued.
William N. Whitsly, the burned-out
reaper manufacturer, has contracted
with other firms to furnish 5,000 ma?
chines Which had been ordered of him
this season.
Albert Woodley, Wednesday morning
shot and killed a Mrs. Buchanan, a
widow, in Allegheny, Pa., and then at?
tempted his own life, lie will recover.
Jealousy the cause.
The sheriff Thursday, sold t]?e
furniture, silverware, paintings, etc,
belonging to thc Monmouth Park asso?
ciation, at the office on Madison avo?
nue, Now York, for $1,450,
The house committee on public build*
iugs and grounds authorized favorable
reports on bills for public buildings at
Altoona and Pottsville, Pa , Cumber?
land, Md., Helena, Mont, and Boise
City, Idaho.
Rt lion Herbert Henry Asquith,
British secretary of state for home af?
fairs, was married in St George's
church, London, to Miss Margot 'Pen?
nant, daughter of Sir Charles 'Pennant
of Glasgow.
Information in possession of the
Bureau of American Republics shows
that abundant rains have fallen along
the line of the International railroad
in MexicQ. This fact insures a good cot
ton crop this year.
Controller Eckels appointed W. A.
Latimer, bank examiner, temporary re?
ceiver of the First National bank, of
Sadalia, Mo. Mr. Eckels said the np=
pointment was made to place the bank
in a position to sue.
Middle ton, 0., was terrible excited
Wednesday night over the alleged de?
falcation of City Treasurer Wcisbrodtof
almost $00,000 of the city funds The
peculations are thought to have ex?
tended over many 3-ears.
The secretary of war has given per?
mission for Urn fise pi Ft Pike as a
leper hospital for Louisiana,, at $^?J*e>
quest of the Louisiana representatives,
acting in the name of the state of
Louisiana and the city of New On
leans.
Fifty striking potters, with their
families, have arranged to leave East
Liverpool, O., for England early next
month to work in English potteries.
The men are all skilled workmen, and
more of the English strikers may fol?
low them.
The restless lot of idle men that
started from Salt Lake City some days
ago as a Coxey delegation, reached Ge?
neva Friday, haying walked frnnj Salt
Lakp City, a di>.tane? ot \t#irjly;nve
miles. The number in the deleg^ioj
has diminished to250,
Prof. Richardson, director of the
American fc'ebool ofArehajology. now
excavating in the ruins of the. ancient
city of Eretria, has discovered thc
foundations of a temple, near which
are the ruins of a theater, and many
other important objects
At Denver, Col, the National Hotel
Keepers association . organized on
Wednesday, and elected D. Clifton
Shears, of Cincinnati, president; W.
Wallace ^Vaugh, of Boston, secretary;
E. M. Tierney, president of New York
?tatc association, vice president ' J
Martial law was declared in Akron,
0., Wednesday afternoon, and tho
militia will remain under arms for sev?
eral days. Trouble has been threaten?
ed for several weeks, since the Italians
were driven off the street improve?
ments by the unemployed working
men.
At a meeting of the West Virginia
Editorial association a resolution was
passed to the effect that the libel laws
of the state should so .changed as to
place newspapers on the'same footing
as other litigants, and a committee was
appointed to prepare a bill similar to
tho New York and Massachusetts Jaws
The stockholders of four national
banks of Louisville, Ky.?the Mer?
chants' National, Kentucky National,
Second National and Fourth National
=*-met Wednesday and formally decid?
ed ?everally to liquidate and reorgan?
ize into one large institution, to be
known as the American National bank <
of Louisville.
There will be an interesting event in
Columbus, O., May SO, it being the ini- '
tiation of ex-President Harrison into \
Encampment 78 of the Union Veteran I
Legion. The initiation will probably
tako place in.Gov. McKinley'*? oib'cc.
The sixty-ninth anniversary meeting
of the American Tract society was held
in New York Wednesday' morning;
The treasurer's report showed the re?
ceipts during the past year to have
been: From benevolent sources. $284,
89L40; from business sources, $405 5?L
2a Totals, eOOO, 162.74 The expendi?
tures for the year were ?074,S25,^x
leaving a balance of $15,8G7.57. ?
Tho big bBszar^ at Omaha, Sah, i*
SPT* P"3 great $now blockade on the
?M?? Pacific was lifted Thursday a?r?
mfM&dntA irain? ca?ei? M&ty
A LONG CHASE"
BciraltB In the CnptnwT ttt Charte* Ketch
nm. Altos Chnrle* Hart??, the Express
Ro?bcr. ?? .
Ft. Smith. Ark., ^Murch SO.?After
many months of longand bard chasing
abont the United State?,' Charles
Ketcbmn, alias Chares Hardin,
wanted by the Wells-Fargo Express
Company, was captured Wednesday at
Alma, a small town-twelve miles from
here. In September, 1??. while act?
ing as messenger for the express com?
pany, running between Cincinnati and
Louisville, two packages containing
$*3.*>,000 were placed in his charge, and
when the packages arrived at their
destination at Galveston, Tex., they
were found to contain nothing but
brown paper. Ivetchum, or Hard in, as
he was known, was suspected, bot
enough evidence was not at ha d to
hold him. He then entered suit for
$50-000 damages, but disappeared when
the ease was called.
0:her fftets came to light and detect?
ives were placed upon his tracks, and
since then he has been wandering from
one end of the conntry to the other.
For the last six months the detectives
have been almost upon him, but with
characteristic shrewdness and cunning
he evaded capture. U. U. Simpson ana
F. J. Dodge, of the express company,
learned that a letter was to be sent to
him at Alma and hastened there, being
preceded by Ketchum. At 9 o'clock in
the morning when he entered the oftice
he was placed under arroKt, and when
searched $10,000 was found upon his
person. He was taken to St. Louis on
the noon train.
Within the last three months the
detectives say they have followed him
from Fort Wayne, Ind, to Chicago,
thence to Baltimore,' Philadelphia,
Cincinnati, Louisville, and back to
Chicago and Fort Wayne, from which
place he came down south. He was an
escaped convict, having been sent up
for highway robbery in Missouri a few
years aero. His parents hare lived in
this city the last three months.
Sudden Draili.
Chicago, March 30.?Prof. J. M. El
I Jis, pf Qberlin college, died suddenly
j at the Strata p? railway station j-estcr
I day. In company wjth a party pf Jxajr
I cling friend*, he was ;yuiling for ?
noou train, shortly after HlM* he was
at tacked with a Midden spasm and
died before medical aid could reach
him.
The Lake Krlc-Ohlo River Canal Idas.
Washington, ? May 11.?The house
committee on railways and canals
Thursday began the consideration of
the bill of Mr. Dalzell (rep.. Pa.) ap?
propriating $10,000 for a preliminary
survey for a canal to connect the wat?
ers of Lake Erie and the Ohio river.
The bill was reported favorably to the
/nil committee having charge of it,
Member's of* the committee differed as
to the best ronte for ?he .canal, and
after discussion the matter was post?
poned until Thursday uexjt, when Rep?
resentatives Dalacll and Van Ybrhis
(rep, 0.) will be heard op the subject
) Caveats, and Trn dc-Marks obtained, sat ell fit
? ent business conducted for Mobcratc Fees.
!our Orncc is 0>positc U. ?. Patc?t omee
(and we can secure patent in lese time than ta?e
? remote from Washington.
\ Send model, drawing* or photo., vrlta seeerfp.
, tion. We ad visa, if patentable or not, free ?/
i charge. Our fee not due till patent is s?c*jr*d.
! a pamphlet, "How to Obtain Patents,'' with
[cost of same in the U. S. and foreignstaalflei
? cent free. Address,
ppp. patent Owftps, w?fHissing, g. f ?
L. R. PERRY,
STONE-CUTTER AND BUILDER.
.Ml kin.l* of u <.rk in
STONE, BRICK, and PLASTERING.
GRANOLITHIC WALKS. &c.
Big Slonf- Gap, or Gate City. Va,
HOTEL -HAMILTO/N,
-AT DEPOT.?
Bristol, Va.-Tenn,
W. P. HAMILTON, Proprietor.
R?ie* S2.00 Per D?y,
BR0MN &
BICKLBY,
?TH H?
FANCY GROCERS
A XII
Oonfee ti on er"?.
Call cn them for Nice Fresh Can?
dles, Raisins. FIrs. Fancy Cooking:
Material and all kinds of Family!
Supplies.. RHlfHlrSgfCountry Pro?
duce always on han-1. * frli,7!2u.)
POST OPFlClfi,
{K-.-i Kirili .Slr^rt./
Stone 0??i>, V?.
U. C. l;?)l:i.NSO.N, I'oMma.ier.
i.i':...rn'| delivery o'jmmi. w?rh ?ify'a only, fr^in? a. in.
i" s. <<i>. hi, M?ri< v On}. r lb.|.:iruii.'iu'?)>.? from ft !
I. Ilr. [ii K |.. in.
M;.il f..r Norili ?,hI Karl.ri.i. I.. A N..c|..sfS.l.'.i, in
- " r ? ?* * n.l.-rn.m
' "es? " ?? 5.30 n.ui
- " *?titl?, vi.t. S. A, A" O,, k? 12 ?o m.
K.\|irn^iV>urlivr?ritrii>foLTi>i;'i;a ?? ?. 1.1 a.m.
To histif pr;.in|it .lii*ji?tcli <>f in a H iiiNliirr it ?IhniIv
? ?!. |i..?ir,-il in .,!.!.? oilUv l?u^r l?o\ In-for?? fhr tim.
for rl?$iuj$, "* -t;?i>?l above.
SI (a?KSTIO.VS Ti> TilK I'l!KU?.
rVrom I". S. orHeial ?uhle. |
I.? \<Miw* .til mull in:<ii<*r l.-~inl> und fully.
i..mir ..f jii?! oWrvfrfiid Slatr in full, ?trr?>t and hou
.itlliilier. if t!..> of'io- .- -
?f iIir r?tuiify.
-??i'llt Vonr liillIK* lllol :ol?!rr>, l||m4| HJ.Jfc r k'Tt
n.ti..! rtirticr fit nil itialtvr nutilcil Uy yon.
y ? On J.ir.'i-n IvitiMn ninny* \iUh* Hi. tiatnt at
??oiinry !ii ft;l|,
4.?Pt.nu.t l?Mi thfli enveloiM-w. Sramj^l
j an tli^ i?>|,
IN-irNt.T nil Vffltl?biv U<1l*r?,
I C? s^imI motipv Uy ?oiirv onlvr.
7.?A nix 4tni?i?. Kecnr?tr' o? flif llp,N.r r!tftti-h?tMi
I cunicr, '*
' Itfr?- n"\ U',,tU'r for Mumpp. iiioncv U.u.J
! tiJiiMl us to In-niictirmu, or wn* \Uun lavntr-iirV 1
i c.;iiIh im opjRT or nlrkH min?. * I
?*?t}? i'"t aak Hie |h.M?im?i?r ?r clerk t...*fllx
6rJ^lto a'iU *?^f? t?r l"??"?- >??m,M or ta^y
il.~J).,noi iM.nlrr clink-or .lr?ft- iltWttio*ai for
niunrj prderit, w any ruou*? r\n-p* tltat ?j. \,
{CmI teintiT, ami National bank noti's.
12~Jil>..iM Mrn.Tor rntr|..,H., ..j,.i,||*J h* .??^?,
H.r.r; wh.it ,|,,,,,..:,| ?mti U mmlf of IrtUr if W
T-Vcro?t omr?? n-parimeiii.lr,.,,,, {, ,.uU, \Wtort.
aid tint nil ?I?. ,.,,rm? ?f ,,oM oWrex Jt?nM ? ?I}r
to their Mitere*! nnd h?>\u^n *i|v?m;,Ue.SltT ?
rnS lytotlte inters of ihe ^J
WottW bring .^?;.Ut ??ortf ??ttralebiiaaJ?lga of tfcaVe
? ?tjhfct ?Hmlee, would redace fu .nioJm
of null waiterimp1o1?erly.*,ldre>Sed?pJorh,?3
f. Aa??i?r. 4M t P. 3L
DR. F. A. SPROtES,
RK8IDBHT DENTIST,
BIG STONE GAP, VA.,
Will eclentifiically perform ?I! ??oratio?? entroa'^t}.
to Iiis care* ami guarantees citlsfactiou.
Office.?Front room, np-stairs In Frit* Art (uilirrj.
Hoars from 9 u. ni. io5:JOp. n.
COTTON BELT HOLTE.
(ST?LOWS SoL'THWICSTBtt.H li.X?l.W ,i Y ..
_,
arkansas andtexas.
THE ONLY LINK
-WITH
Through Car Service
-?FKOM
Memphis to Texas.
NO CHANCE OF CARS
-TO
FT. WORTH, WACO
Oil INTFjHMKDIATK points
TWO DAILY TRAINS
-CA It UYIX?
Through Coaches and Pullman Sleepers.
Traversing thc Finest Farming,
grazing and Timber Lands,
AND Rt ACHING THE
Most ProspcrousTowns ?nd Citl?3
-IX TUB
Great Southwest,
PAHMLKti I^NDS.?YH.|i?K abundantly all
lh? cereal*, cow and eott?m, and r*p4*cfall*,'
adapted to the colligation ?[ mux 11 fruits ntn\
early rt'tt**'?'*le5.
? HAZING LANMI3.?AIToidin? cxcUvil
tiintge during alniq.'t t.10 eni?rc year, ami com.
parativrlv clo U t*? t.n* ?<!?? t ni.-?; !wt.?.
TIMItKK LANI>S.- Cmetcd ?Mi nlmnu ine\.
Iianstiult1 forests of yrllow ???, pn ?* ami 1 h*
h.trd w??o.u cOiitmoii to Vr'.aMxas and Ka?trrti
TeX??.
Cnn be proctired on reasonable and
adyaii.tstgeutiit terms.
AU llnea eoimcet with siatl Iihvi* tickets
011 sale via 1 It**
Cotton Belt Route.
A*jI? your in-arrst Tick*! Agent for Map?, tiiti
table?, etc., and \~rii? t<> any i?f 1 following f,.r jit
Information yon :n.iy de>ir?' concerning.*: trip t?* tli*
lirrxx Soiiitiwr;.;.
U. T: *>, M \ ITMKWS, Dfs't liu9ft. AUM..
|{oim| 40 fiy. Nat'l liunjj IfMrf/rj
J.onNvj||.>, |>y.
W. 15. IhtwtwitMif, K. W. I,vHk vi.'mk,
fieii'l STaiiager. fii-n'l P?jsh,V Tkt. A<i.,
St. I^ui-. Mo. St. M?.
A UK IVA I. AND DKl'A KIT K K OF
T.'SAIXS.
Soutli Atlantic A Ohio.
Kaxl Ikntml?Xo. "J Ivavei* Hit; St.nn 1..?|V dail>
10:04 ,i. ni..arrives at Bristol 1:15p. 111. No.4 leave*
19:45p. ns., arrives at Crist,.I 4:15 p*. nr.
WoM bound.? Nn. 1 loimnt Bristol S :'?'"? ui., *r
ri?e? M P.jg Stone Cap 11 :">"? a. m. Xo. 3 luar-'i
Itrl-tol p. in. arrives Rig St.inc (ii!|> CUM |?. ni.
Connection*.?Nos. I) j'nud 3. connect ? ill* "i? f.. A
.V. ?t Double Tiinnell.
Seli??|iil? in eflert Sunday. 2fStI?, ISXI. M?nd
t r< I lime.
[.. A. J.'iti?. Af,'**nf'.
I.oui.svillo A- Xwtfliyille.
. (Central time.)
Mo. SI, I'amMMigor daily.?I?ravcs j^aiUviilc *:10 |<
in., arrives l.ig Stsnu fiiiji .S:!:!? a. ni.
N??. HO. I'MMtftip'r dallv.?-f/?avc.S l?i^ Si.'.n* ii?\t
l:lo p. id., nrrivt>s al I.mh1>; HI:- tlylS a. in.
p. ni. J. I'. JliKuti:. Atfiiif,
Itlff Stone (.Hpau'l l'oivoll"'*? V.illuy.
(Stand.inf time,)
R. A. Ayers, Pres't.
J. K. Ta/arcart. V. Pres't.
A. B. Eaton, Superintend'nt.
f^KNlKKAI. Oihi k.s P.io StO.SR (I ip, Va.
A transfer line for f'vi-^lil und pasjipnger lnnVjii,e*H
between llieSoittti Atlantic A OlriO'and l^misville A
N'^-ln ille Itailioad.i ami in* frtriiiiccst of ilie Aappa*
i.it liiiin Stei?! A ihoii Co.
Train? leave tliv luterymot and CVtiffjtJ ltot?K n*<
V?r I.. A N*. train, K'dn;< ra?t.:..-.. 9:0fta. in.
" ?? ?? .d:4."?j>. ill.
S. \. Jt train, [^dlig soi'itli. 9:t"i a. in.
'* " *' " 12^10 p. 111.
For 'n liier Information regarding f*f> i>;lit an>l
?a?s?iii;wr iraflic, apply .In ? ..
W.'C. Harrington, Sec,
Aj**?r? loiilding. Iiio Sto.nk <; vr V ?..
RIPA?3 TAWnJiS tre ex?
pounded from a prescr-iS
used for years by well.kC?
I
d for years by well-kSS
ihysicians and er^or^'^
lending medical authorj5
everywhere, la the Tihnu!
the standard ingTetfer.?^
presented in ft form thi! ?
becoming the fashion y-v
modern \ >h ysi c b:i s and ffiodera
patients everywhere.
RirANS Taduif.3 act gerab
promptiy upon the liver, stonucl
intcstir.es; eurer... :" J.- ? v . ?
dispel ool<.N, headaches and fe^T
One Tabule taken at i! . | rstJ?]
totns of a return ol ii 0, .
depression of spirits, will :c ....'^
whole difficulty v ilhin an fc jr.* :
Persons in need of the I iri-. ?
tiles will find the gross piL
most economical t') buy \\ . \
in convenient form to ?
among friends. Theabort i J
represents a quarter gross ' ? 11. i
for 75 cents. A sfogU bottle
had for 13 cents.
ripan8 chemical co.,
10 spruce st., new you j
3j*9? i?9 j i noi jj
&
R. a.
>;o.2 l.K-WK r.:.i>r.-;.i'
r.::n 11. in., arrive m hi!
Unit Ton! 11 .'" jf. ni.. arri
?ai-ri? f.J t'vl''"'' ~ ? I' "? ' '"
RUr'.iisi''{i?l S.-TS ii. 111 .
I'li'ihiiaii'*l*rjvr r?ii"i<i! t.i v,
? l.tn-i* I? Uirliwfamb
7>?i p.m.. i Limit' .i ain-jt
i:..a??i.v 1? |i 1
??.1 lt. .V O. \i- N-?
stitniiorl-liurs! !' " K
v ? ;
7 Ml*. ?r..?>rlvi. linits.?*? 13 ??"
' ?!.,?. i.r i*, " II !;
! 1<i :;.i p. m. Ti ?
I . ?; :iii [1 in . Li? liiii' 1
ni. t'.'sii.I'M
U|\"ST"\ svi.K*' l?l> 1
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l-.r VVli
! xiiiStii I uhm.inw ,s 1
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i. ai >;..'<>' ? ">?' ? ''.y ! '
,lu;lv. ? !???<?11 "? ?"' "
SKA RiVKl! IJUVN'*'! ' 1
C-tMi- n?*? ?'?? - '??>?"- 1 111
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were the only literatti re j rintc
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:agu:fc c
The Best Shoes
tor the Least Money
0
$6, $4 and 83.00 Oro?s
63.50 Pollco Shoe, 3*
$2.60, SSforWorifoff
SSand $1.75 for 8<>ft
LADIES AND f
$3, S2.50 $^
cacti0.v.-i^
offer* ^L^}
or
tu? twttJ*,
dowo*1'
satisfaction
vi need. 1
guarantees ?..^.?, ?*?mc, savc9 thousands of dollars annually w rSi ?btc? ,
Jkafers. who push the aaic of W. L. Dougla* Shoes gam cu*l? IX fti ajJS
increase the sales on their lull-line of goods. Thoy o:?n ?ft,;rJ *r
and wo boiler* you am a?vo money Uy buylaff a? ?? Yu\uglaA
#or Sale by J. M. Wilfe n v
Big 9?ne Gap,

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