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JSr Boat la I XaplesPast Rome Again Rural Sienes The Lily cf the Arno. Florence, Feb. 29th, "96 Vciy gorgeous indeed appeared the Sicilian shores as wc sailed comfort ably along them enjoying a much Heeded rest. Sea and sky were ablaze with the brilliant sun and sparkling air; busv bavs were alive with boats white rocks climbed the nearby land croves and vineyards stretched be yond, ccol breezes danced down from the snow on -Etna. We lay back and enjoyed it, attempting occasionally to increase our few words of Italian, by accosting our merry, lively and out landishly Cresset! tcilovr passengers. These were for the most part the com mon people of the land. They seem ed dean, uncommonly clean; their at tire was always neat both men and women, albeit antiquated and scanty. when judged by western standards. Some bit of color was alwavs to be seen, a red riblon, a gay bcsprangled shawl, a flashing necktie, and rings, brooches, necklaces in plenty. In complexion they seem not quite so swathy as the Romans, their eyes were dreamy, their voices musical, their movements quick, and they kept up .an inccssan charter accompanied by t much laughter. They seemed Lccusv tomcd to the English and their so rars ways ana ncitncr our aptearances nor our machines aroused them to much in terest and curiosity. Passing Mcsicna, our craft steered a straight course; jussing between and seeming not to mind the classic peril of either Scylla or Chary bdis. After some hours Etna faded, and by night we approached Naples, with the fiery cloud of Vesuvius looming va;;ue and terrible away on the horizon. It took three days of wheeling to get us back to Rome, where after renewing our acquaintance with its old wonder, we cast another coin in the Fountain of Trevi, and set forth over the Campag- na to the north. The desolate plain is not ideal wheeling, but before the dome of St. Teter's had faded we were over it and in the valley of the Tiber and by fol lowing the winding course of that lamed stream, we avoided many toil some hills. At Tcrni, another river discharges its tribute of swollen waters into the Tibr and, accompanies the gift with much jiarade and noise, form ing three high falls, the greatest being 330 feet in hcighth. At no other place :n Italy did we encounter many and such pestiferous leg; and guides. It seemed that every point whence a view of falls or coun try could be had, was in charge of a 'custodian to whom visitors are forced to yield up coin of the realm; and besides the roads are literally lined with mendicants in all stages of age and decay. When wc could ride, we were protected, but when forced to dismount and push our bicycles, we were the prey of the supplicant crowds that surrounded us. Shaking the head and shouting and threatening gestures availed us nothing. The only negative these beggars wi'l under stand is a peculiar shake of the right hand with the finger outstretched. Wc soon became perfect in that little motion. By and by wc rolled down into the valley 1 f the Clitumusis and proceed ed along through Virgil's country over the ancient Via Flaminia, a road of the Romans, paved with broad flag stones that I suppose will survive the present as they have outlived jast ages. Smiling fields slqt in the sun shine, and singing peasants worked in them, digging, or driving wide-horned, white oxen. Brimming streams cross ed the fields in all directions, lined with oak or chestnut trees. Another pause was made at Perugia, to which we climbed as the sun was sinking and a cold mist rising in the valleys below. It has iike all Italian towns in the inland, a lofty situation high and dry on the summits of mountains. The natives who laid the foundations of these towns seem to have in mind only protection in war and beautiful views in peace. (ray walls cling to the sides of the hills about the town, below expand fer tile bwlands bounded only in the tar distance by verdure clothed moun tains. Precipitate, winding, narrow, arched and dark passages take their way up and down, and serve for a cross above. We soon wheeled into the valley of the Arno, a perfect gar den of olive orchards and terraced hillsides, and from the summit of a rise looked down on Florence, cluster ed r.Ion the banks of the winding stream and shut in by the lofty swell ing hills, towers, palaces, domes, rising in a mixed array, shining in the sun ike burnis'icd "eld. No wonder that streets. Stately architecture surrounds roomy squares aud looks out of place amid the sordid wretchedness of the people. We could not help contrast ing this and many another Italian town with places of like populousness in free America. Here immortal mon uments of art, but modern science is a weakiin? and the ico:le are the slaves of poverty; there architecture, painting, sculpture are unknown words, but the modern science of life exists for the comfort of each citizen, and rirh mm i ht rm-n mulcr in rue own house. Here there is physical LOST VITALITY J I Ixbllmnhlaa ,)anlnl discomfort but the thrill of exjanded joy in the possession and gratification of an artistic sense; there the bodv is nursed in comfort at least, but the very- language of art is uncomprchend cd. Which is the happier? Away down the hills by the early morning, we soon passed by the shores of a blue and placid lake and went on over the mountain and through vil Iaircs where the homes are painted to represent palaces. The roadway sides were starred with dandelions and white daisies, and festooned vines hung from the budding trees. In every town scores of women were washing, either at a sort o! fountain or cn the banks of brooks. Their heads were bare. ikewise their feet, and their short skirts displayed shajcly ankles and sturdy legs. The men seemed all to ha' jeon-rte aprons. In the numer . t 1 ous cans wc met, tnc drivers, as a OLDEST AND ORIGINAL! DOBTOfi lilies Men of Mark. M. StoilofT, Prime Minister of Bui gana, is only 4 feet 6 inches in heizht. The Scranton Truth of Mondav an Col. J. Annoy Knox, founder of Texas Sift nounccs that the famous ings," has joined its C01,)S of writers. 10 West 9th St., Kansas City, Mo. This information will relieve manv Aegular sraduata-authorlted by tha state, who have wondrred what linl 1.m cccsfui specialist in blood, ne.iv- of the gallant 1 1, lend. f.ll and UI1M1IV niKFASr. I UCDVnfirncoil ITVwnhiurninrie- ine sccretir- of war has appointed ili.IUUUOUI.UII.il 1 poadier. irritable Mai. Cm. A MM Mrvt- fnwr. lmck of deTelomienL. bafkahn. li-t- I J ' retired. and Maj. George P. Scrivcn, signal corps, to represent the United States at the coronation cf the Czar. Maj. Scriven is military attache of the United States Legation at Rome. URINARY DISUSESSS1 Gcn McCook is in 1aris at ,rescnt- VARIPflPEI E oreoirBieinaof acrotuai. Moenator I'hiletus Sawyer has J MniUUULLt causing mprnnatorrtioca.. sex- t rUr 1 .. .u it- , h&i weakness, ete., cared witboat surgical op- Deen inoscn by the U isconsm Repub licans as a dcle'rativat-larfp tn thn c Jl -c--v, spots before eyes sad other gloomy cymp- .oms perxecuy cvrea. mlDry urine, Incontinence, proHiaiorruaaa sad all kia Jred ironDios absolutely cured. YPUII IV An? it cauMo acre threat. J 1 1 uikiw isiiinir nsir. pom in bonrs and any other symptoms, emmi prrmomotUg trUb- i met mi y. c ration. BMDTIIDC PIIDCn witboattheoseoncilie tlUI IUIIL. UUIILU or truss. Pfl Cv riCTllI A ete. cured by new and ikkU) igi wkif painless methods. (Book oa aboTe diseases free for stamp.) Ill who consult DR. II. J. WHITTLES, tho II I I mmnr Spteiaiut or tne west, either tn person or br letter. wlU reclT th ean- a.a opinion or a pc experience, skill and physician well integrity. known tor in Ka promises made that cannot tie fulfilled. Medicines rurnlhed atmll cost and ahlrood Tnatmtemt never unt C O. JX Free Coosnltatloo and Crlnary Analysis. Once hours, 9 to 4 and 7 to & Sunday, 10 to XZ El OTQ of inUreM to men. young mnt eld, by IHWIV mau seaiea lor o cents stamps. Call or address In strict confidence DR. H. J. WHITTJER, IO West Ninth Street, loar juncuon) Kansas City. Mo. i i t- i .u i- j i of tac revenue dcficincy, and plead the I rule lay asleep, while the little donkeys I e . 1 date. . . . ' , , , necessity of the re-enactment of the St. I-ouis convention, lie is a man nearly So years of age, but active and clear-headed. His enormous fortune has been made in lumber. It is said of him that he still takes pleasure driving a sharp bargain. Kev. . H. Milburn, the blind it ... I cnapiain 01 tnc Lnitcd States senat was one of the most popular lecturers in the "Ivccum davs." It is noted of Mr. Milburn that he was first elected a congressional chaplain in December S45' fifty-one years ago. He men 22 years 01 age, ana tne young est man whose voice has ever been heard in congress before or since that DoYonsWaslfo? OF Coarse - (DoyouWash QUICKLY? vDo you Wash EASILY ? JDoyou Wash THOROUGHLY? ID o you Wash CHEAPLY? You mav IF von will n. A The best, M made i3 purest and most economical soan Coia ever3rwhere. Made only by THE N. K. FAIRBANH COMPANY, St Louis. A Quarter of a Year for a Quarter of a Dollar trudged on or grazed by the road at will. A good Italian joke is to shout out (lood-bvc to a sieeding wheel man, and we were often greeted with the soft word "Addio," accompanied by a pleasant smile, or as they sat at their noon meal under the trees of the fenceless fields, the icasants would gTeet us with the words for "Good McKinlcy law, as a means to furnish a full and overflowing treasury. They may possibly succeed, but a retrial of their plan will never prove a pana cea for our financial evils, and another overthrow of their Lee's Magnanimity. The keynote to the character of the man is found in this anecdote of Gen Robert E. Lee. harly in the war, before he had systems will come I proved his pre-eminence as a general sooner or later, that results prophesied of through a modification lint: M holil itr ; flitr rf rt-!n ?rintr j , 1- - 1 i .i i- i i u: UV.. i . to our health, and call out as we left , , . J them IJuon viaggo.M The people of all the good he was severely criticised on more than as coming one occasion by a certain Gen. Whit of the tariff ,nS- hiting had stood at the head and was but the reason is because of other I considered a bright and capable man forces mat nave been at work, the une uay iTesiuent uavis, wishing an iendencv of which has been to curtail I officer for some imiortant command receipts. caiieu upon lien. I.cc lor advice. Thn. fi"filn. r dn nnt 1rliv tK-it I What do vou think of Whirirw? hh.v m w ss. J a high tariff or a low tariff makes any! asked Davis great amount of difference to the Ice answered withont hesitation masses of the people as long as multi- commending Whiting as one of the millionaire trusts and other combina-1 ablest men in the army, well qualified tions arc permitted to exist in this in every way for even the most re- county. They can put pnees or sponsible place, unc ot the omcers 'It M - r .1 , , r I . .1.. : I I clnriMAf llWim. Srnn th I oOTCH, in spile OI U1C natural UflTOI B'wuj uiHi.b-u, aiiu ai I i i i . i , . . I r.- A. A r... .1 t r j road was bordered with loner rows of UPP'7 ana ocmanu, mai ougnt to. itu.m u.c xc aiuc. .t: i i i . i, . and would rebate prices. nrz it not A ,hrnM u Ith burning larrfr,, nftd for their existence. One-man in this Whiting has been saying about your i o 1 1 . . . . lt country has so manipulated the trade nc inquireu in coal oil, that in the short space of I-ee s answer was of the best, one month he has brought to his cof- "I understoon,' he said, -that the fers millions of do'.lars clear gain, president desired to know my opinion v This he has done at various times of Whiting, not Whitinifs opinion of l till he has accumulated wealth estimated I me. Argosy. at $i e,o.ooo.ooo. The members of these gigantic trusts and corporations are the blood suckers of this country, They are the gentlemen that have M l uscany indeed into which region wc were now entering, arc the most in telligent and hospitable of the Italians. Passing "fa'r and soft SicnnaM with a mere glance at its glorious oldcathed-1 ral, we spent another night at the town where Ilocaccio was born, and all next day wc fancied that each villa we saw was the place where frisky ladies and gentlemen told to each other the lively A father, wishing to bring told him Story, the iKjctand sculptor abandoned cried -stop thict when it comes to a AmrnVs for n Kill ton nenr Mornrr I reduction of the tariff or the doinz of no wonder that Milton, that George anything else that in any way checks :Jliott lingered amid its vales, and the onward march to the goal of their that Walter Sav.ve I.undor and Mrs. ambition. These are a branch of the i drowning loved it until they died and money iowcr, that has assisted in u ,.r. t.tiritfl n? ;t IwTCCkin' the financial hopes ot thous ands of well meaning, law-abiding and . ?.? t Protective Tarlt:. deserving cmens. i nc people arc The tirosnect r.o;v s cood for Mr. " uc,u,,m lw U"U"JWUU u'" McKinley's nomination by the Repulx objects and aims, but fears maybe icans for president on the first ballot I justly entertained that it is too late. at the.r national convention. I he ve have waited too long. We are chief reason for Mr. McKinlcy s being bound hand and foot, and the in;r, "what are protective tann measure enacted by yOU going to do about it? congress in 1S90 is attributable to his atars. After that measure had been in force two years it proved to be very distasteful to the people. It was made the chief issue between the two great o!itical (tartics in the campaign of 1 So a. The hizh protective tanfl v 1 adherents were overwhelmingly defeat ed. child in a way it should go. when he was in danger and needed help, to call upon the Lord. loiter in the day Willie was punished for some misdemeanor, and w hen on the thres hold of the dark closet, holding his father by one hand, he dropped to his knees and prayed: "Oh, Ird, if you want to help a little boy, now s your chance." .v. The reform school at Hoonville now has in it 260 boys. Kach boy is re quired to work four hours each day and attend school for four hours. TVbrn Tby vu tick, r gmr her CaxtorU. WTmh t&to vm a ChiU, nhe cried for CaatorU. Wbrn li-ame 31 fc, h0 cIubk to CaatorU. V.Twn .r Ll CMMren, ab gr them CaatorU. Mr. Cleveland after taking his seat. your doctor. The doctors ap prove of Scott s Emulsion. For whom? For men and women who are weak, when they should be strong: for V" rw- ii rr rmrltmntf I 1 l 9 1 .Ll J 1 abandoned the issue ui.on which he '. f Dauies ana cnuaren wno are . i nJ Presbyterians upon the -number of thin, when thev should be fat : ther to consider the financial ques- 1? ,n attendance upon for all who get no nourishment don. the discussion of which made a lhe missionary meetang held in from their food. poor blood t. ' u .v. Mrt lhat lr recently. It says it was not Is starved blood. Consump- i. at the time the thc "showr dresses or costly jewelry." tion and Scrofula never come im r .1 . r. : i. . i ... . ., . . .. . , for considera- wunoui mis siarvauon. Ana tariff law that eyes and ,accs 01 omen, ana nothing Is better lor Starved .:,r,... -..Kyvr?w I 6" " J oi uiwuu uicui v.uu-iiti uii. was not very sauaiatiui j w iwu;.i Many of its main featurtr were adopt ed as compromise measures. I he Host men aim to excel in something, income tax features of it, had it not Our aim is to make the best working been declared unconstitutional by the I pants that good jeans, strong seams. 1 1 k. ft,rn;cVwt and good buttons will make. We've supreme court, would ha.e furnished 1,1: UUCKSKIN BREECH- ample revenue lor govcrmncuuu as ncar the ..no.wear.out needs. ithout that there nas oeen a rnaik as iunts can evcr geL defidencr. fit and well too. S e warrant all this- Hence protectionists take ad vantage money refunded for laults. tariff question came up tion. The result was a Scott's Emulsion is cod- liver oil with the fish-fat taste taken out. SCOTT5 EMULSION hu bM n4on4 bv thm mad lea I professtoa for twaaty rnrt. (Ask year doctor.) TaU la bocaaoo It U always paUtablo alwaya aalform always coatalaa tba aarcat NorwofUa Cd-llrr Oil aod Hypo phoaphltaa. Pat ap la go cant aa4 Si.oo alxaa. 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