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era from i A social' It 3T (? f i V -ee . ft- ... a W, TO CORRESPONDENTS. '"nmnnlrntlonsforthiepaperslioiildbe , oorrfianl('i! by tti name o( tlie author, no ; BjnH8Rrlly for nithlirntlon, but as evl'lfnce) ; i Kooii until on the part of the writer. YTrl i pood tmtli on the part of the writer. Writ My on one side of the paper. Be particularly ireful, in aivinB rames and dates, to bave ail vmy on one .utters or tluure uloio sad distinct. ; t IN SEPTEMBER. , Morntrtfrs frosty irow, sod colt, , ; Urown theft-raxs on bill and wold; - :niw are cawing sharp and clear - , where the rustling corn grows sears ' Mustering flocks of blackbirds call; Here and there a few leaves fall, In the meadows lark slnK sweott Chirps the cricket at our feet m , . In September. Koons are sunny, warm and still; Tfl 1 A lllen h o erhangs the hllL Jill Amber sunshine's ou the flew 4t within the open doors . Ptlll the nrlnkota nail Knil ni.lr . f "er ouna, tnoutrh long we sock Oft oomes faint reitort of gun; uioB uubz in xne sua lD BePtomber- . , ' ' Cvenlngs chilly are, and damp. Karly lighted Is the lBmp; Fire burns and kettle sings, , Smoke asoends in thin blue rings: On the rug the children lie; In the west the soft lights die; ' , J rom the elms a robin's song Itlngs out sweetly, lingers long Ju September. -i'ltaiWh Cote, in St. NtcMm. TONS OF LETTERS Mleelvos Bent and Received by ordered Washington Offloials. , gency su. ' Nll,ili,,Ihousand Letters Day Received by J it l President Alone How the Mall la v Assorted, Distributed and An swered rost-OfDce Notes. ) The Preaidont of the United States receives daily tin average of fifty thou sand letters, which, as a rule, are an swered or their receipt acknowledged in the day of delivery. To enable him 8 cope with this vast correspondence, mucrt ol wbltu requires not simply a , formal reply but considerable research and special knowledge, the Executive Js furnished with about ten thousand clerks, who, for convenience, are divid ed into seven departments, according as their work has to do with our foreign .relations, the army or navy, the fiscal machinery of the Government, its in ternal relations, tbe postal servioo or the administration of justice. The ", heads of these seven principal depart ments are asked by the President to mett once or twice a week at tho White House and form what is known as his Cabinet. At those conferences the more important business of the several departments is discussed, so that tbe work mar be done promptly and har moniously; and so well regulated is the system that it is not necessary for the President to see personally but a very ' small part of the Executive correspond ence. Two or thrco sacks only, out of tne tons oi mail matter tnat is d'impea . every morning on tne noorol tlie wasn ington City post-office, goes to the White House. This post-office it. the third in the country in volume of business, though Washington Is only the fourteenth citv in population. This is on account of the enormous official mail that passes through Postmaster Conner's hands. During the fiscal year which ended June 30, 1885,' the letters received were in excess of 25,000,000, or about 70,000 dnily, and of this total it is estimated nbont 70 per cent goes to tho depart- menis. . The reBnent tide is even larger, for the out-going delivery includes all the v publications of the Government. Sta- t.Utii(l in this finlil wnnld hn stnnrirorirM. They would be on such a huge scafo that tlie figures would lose their mean ing, un some days, for instance, dur ing the busy days of Congress, 2,000 large sacks, mostly of Executive docu ment, will pass through the office, rtnd the average for the summer months is 20,000 sacks a month. Much of this is registered, for greater safety, so that the work thrown on the city force is prouigious. ,- Evidently, then, the Washington . post office is a busy placa It is. in a vile building, but the clerks agree to condone its contracted spaces, dins! ness and vermin on an understanding with it that it won't tumble down dur ing office hours. The postmaster is a son of Senator Conger and an active Kenuulicnn politician. The clerk in charge of tlie manipulation of the mail is Mr. Springer. He looks and acts much like General Jrancis A. Walker. and, like that gentleman, has a knack nt turning: on bus. ness nuicklv and well. There are "crews" of men in the office all the time, night and day, week days, Minuays ami holidays. One section works from seven a. m. to three d. m.. one from three to eleven p. m., and one irom eleven p. m. to seven a. m. The busiest time of the day for the in --eeniirig mail is early in the morning, wheu the great night mails arrive. 1 rom seven till nine o clock the office seethes with activity. Shortly before nine o ciock tne man wagons for the departments and the outlying bureaus are nauiea up in ine rear oi the olucc, and the mail is handed out to thorn for distribution. These vehicles are of every description, from heavy, red, cir- cus-UKe vans to neat covered carriages. which have a strong suspicion of twilight ana.' aunaay excursions about them. Hie heaviest mail irenerally noes to the i ost-omee Department, uue to the rou tine correspondence between the denart- incut and tlie 50,000 postmasters of the country. Each postmaster has occasion to write at least four letters each quarter to the department, thus involving mass of 200,000 letters every ninety days, or more than 2,000 a day from this cause alone. Then there is an equal volume of business in the Dead Letter Bureau, where all uncalled-for, misdirected or unintelligible letters are k sent. The other two departments that "receive enormous mails are the Interior and the Treasury. The mail for the Pension Bureau of the Interior alone . often mounts into the thousands. All the departments have a mail room where tbe letters are received and Jr- sorfed. In the larger departments p these rooms have quite a post-office look of their own, and exceed in the volume .of business transacted the figures of many towns of considerable size. Here . the-sncks are opened and the contents distributed into trays or boxes which represent tbe office of the Secretary and the aittcrent bureaus, vt nea tnus soneq 4 the tetters go to the chief clerks, who go. through tho pile, whether "confi dential" or not. Heads of departments . are not supposed to have any guilty secrets, and they certainly have not the time to read all the missives which ' come to them as confidential matter. So tbe clerk tips open everything, and many "confidential" letters drop into his waste basket Communications on business matters the clerk tosses into wicker trays, and these are borne by iriessongento'tbe chiefs of division and tlie heads of rooms having special supervision c! the matter If, however, she letter is seen to be important it is sent op instead of down, and eventual ly may find its way to tlie desk of the Secretary, or even to the President In the ordinary routine, however, a letter first goes to the city post-office, then to the department, and .lien, step by step, to the chief clerk of the bureau, the chief clerk of division and the particu lar elerk who Lj assigned to attend to its subicct matter. Then, in due progress, the reply goes back, on thick white letter paper of official size, elaborately headed, and gathering indorsements as it proceeds red marks and blue marks, numbers and dates, circles, snuarci and crosses till it is finally signed, folded and mailed aeratn. Necessarily tbere is some red tana, for unless a ricid system was fol-. lowed there would be I ttal confusion in . a week in all tho largo departments. These mysterious marks all have a meaning, as tho careless or stupid clerk finds out soon enouffh. for by mem very step is registered and a blunder traced back: to its source. The last hour or two of each ollice dnv in tha dnn .-tments is devoted to finishing m. the correspondence and signing it The latte- means great drudgery to the decreiancs uu their responsible subordinates. Some days t'aese officers sign their names for two hours as rapidly as tney can wmu, with a messenger at their elbow to pass them hwt after sheet and blot the signature as it is scratchod oft Rarely are the contents of the letter noticed. Jt comes to the desk through tlie proper channels, and is assumed to be correct. If not, tlie one who suiters by tue error will bo likely to complain. Of course the more important correspondence is treated more careluiiy. And now the reolv begins its travels. Again the department wagons, from the ncavy red vans to tne suspieiuusiy ni carriiia-es. convey the sacKs to the city post-office, where they are emptied and the letters hurried from clerk to clerk. One arranges them in piles, then the canceling stamn and the post mark are -- j . .,.! put on, and then tne nrst rougu uisin bution bv States and chief cities begins. At the citv nost-office, also, a further distribution taKes place to ease me .. .. -I . . . .L strain on the railway postal clerKs. About 20,000 post-olhces are located by the most direct railway lines, and let ters are distributed for these lines, thus saving tha railway clerks from a vast task that would have to be aono very nuicklv. The great official mail goes out to the North and West at ten o'clock at night, but us much matter as possible is sent at four o'clock: to help the railway clerks. There are few busier spots than tbe postal cars cn the ten o clocK train botween Washington and Baltimore. The Government mail consists almost entirely of sealed packages, so that lit tle need be said of tbe methods oi handling the lower grades of mail mat ter. Some parcels go open, nowever, and these are handled in connection with newspapers, samples, books, shoes, horned toads and other bulky articles. The size of these parcels does not admit of a piercon-hole basis of dis tribution. The clerks therefore stand in the arena of a mlmio amphitheater of labeled pouches rising about them in overlapping tiers, and toss tho bundles into the gaping mouths oi tne sacKs. It looks easy, but it is a special art. One calm cldorly clerk, who has spent a life shootintr pouches, has a periect aim. it is as beautiiui to watcn mm as he pops the bundles into the proper holes as it is to see Vt: Carver break glass balls or Ewing throw to Gerhardt I 1 V o i sucuuu unsc.. n. i aint. MEETING OF EMPERORS. They Do Things Better In the Land of the Free and Home of the Urave. There is a lesson to young men in the preparations that are being mado for tlie meeting betw een the Czar of Russia and the Emperor of Austria. No doubt many young men have ambitions to become Czars or Emperors, but there nothing in it It is more trouble than it is worth. These two men, for they f re nothing but common men, de sired to meet each other and talk it over. Instead of one visiting the other, as ordinary men would do, they agreed, about a year ago, to meet half way, and engineers were set to work to take measurements, and find a town that was exactly half way betweon the two capitals. The town of Kremsier, In Moravir, was selected, and before it was made public what place they were to meet, the town was taken possession oi oy troops from both great powers, and surrounded by police and mili tary, so that a mouse could not get in or out of the town without beiug stepped on. Then arrnnwments were made to transport the two great men to the meeting place, and rail roads and bridges were guardod for rear some enemy would blow them up. Millions of dollars are beinsr expended for protection, for decorations and for musio and ontertainraent The town is guarded all around and no person is allowed to enter or leave without a pass, ana every person who enters tho town is under police surveillance, has his lodgings pointed out to him, and he has to havo everything bo owns searched, to jruard against dynamite. These crowned heads will be overcomo with nervous prostration, and their bodies will be on nettles until they are once more safe home, and with in their castles. They are "loved by their people, and yet they ex pect to be murdered any minute. They will be dressed in purple and line linen, decorated with precious stones, and live on the fat of tbe land, after some subject has tasted of each dish to see if it is poisoned, and they will seem to be having a real nice visit but they will expect evety minute to have their hind legs blown on by dynamite, or bo shot. or poisoned. Vt by should they take all th s trouble, and run so many chances. and o to so much expense, simply to talk together for a little while, when for a penny they could send a postal card containing all they want to say? Tho telegraph or telephone could do the work, and the great men could breathe freely, which they can not do when they meet as proposed. What business mar in America, or what laboring man wh is earning a fair living, would chi places with the Czar or Emper or? America has lost two Presidents by assassination, but it was the work of cranks, bven with this record before ns, our Presidents go where they please unprotected and unarmed. The Amer ican President rides about the capital and the country surrounding it like any private citizen, with no fear, while an Emperor, to take a ride, has to be sur rounded wit'i an army. The American President takes a tomato can full of an gle worms and goes off to the woods hshing, with one or two companions. and is in no more danger lhan a private eitizen. An fcmperor, to go hshing. would have to surround the soot where he fished with an array, and then he wonld feel that he was afraid to got a t'te for fear if he pulled on tbe lish it would blow up the lake. Poor Emper ors, we feci for yoit ftcV . LES HUM0R1STES A Long Dlatanoo After the Late Victor Hugo. The Love Story of an Alleged Funny )lla A Daring Scheme, and How It Was . Cenauiumatad Happy Con- . ' :x elusion - i. CHAPTER L who is rtsf C ' Alpiionse Berlin was a humorist " Tho poet's lyre has a thousand strings, that of the humorist has ten. ten are the Mole, Mother-in-law. .fWtircn 1 Fair Oyster, Book Canvasser, Serv ant-girl wRh coal oil can, Vassar Girl, Chi cago female foot' Poverty of Editors, Size of modern ice-cream plates and "Didn't know the gun was loaded." , Striking these strings singly and in chords produces humor. Alphonse struck the strings. The multitude laughed rudely. When he heard of a skillful artificer of Florence who made five hundred little dishes so small that they would lie In the bottom of a thimble, and could only be seen with a microscope, he said: "This is what our modern ice-cream dishes are modeled after." For this wild burst of humor he received five centimes. He wrote: "Did you hear about the washont?" asked the baggaKe-master of the reporter. "No," said tlie latter, with great show of interest "What line was It on?" "Out here on Mrs. Mulligan's clothes line," said the baggage-man. . The reporter collapsed with a loud report For such a joke he received ten centimes. "Ten centimes and live centimes make fifteou centimes," said he. "For this amount of money one can purchase Wiener wurst" No one need starve when ho pan purchase Wieiier-wurst 'My fortunes are at the wurst point" re marked Alphonse. For this Joke he received nothing. CHAPTEH II. TUB PLOT THICKENS. One day while outwalking Alphonse saw a pug. The pug was tied to a umie. At tne dude's side was a beautiful girl. The girl was named Adriennetto and the pug was named Juno. - Alpiionse full In love with the girl Adri ennetto. She was a proud and aristocratic maid, whoso father's carriage bore an eagle of the sun for a crest The old man bad got his start In life ped dling ham sandwiches in the liowery. Therefore be had an eagle for his coat of arms. Adriennetto loved before all things In the world her pug. " . The pug Juno dined on on delicacies. or the season. lie sat In an arm-chair blazoned with cold. lie was allowed to ruu over ine taoie and seize the choicest tid-blts, while grace was being said. A place had bcon reserved in the family cemetery lor him, next to Adriennette great grandfather, against the time when lie should turn up his paws. If Adrlennctte s lovers felt II ko kissing her, they had to kiss Juno first as ha evi dence of good faith. It was Into this family that Alphonse s fnte led him. He felt a wild passion for his hclla inn- mtmta (see back part of Webster's dic tionary). lint sho would not even give nun a glance. From a gay, dashing, elght-dollar-a- week humorist Alphonse became a pale, wan shadow, lie acted both as 'Adrien- nctte's shadow and his own. lie followed her everywhere. He could do nothing but write sad poems and elegies. When he tried to make a inke about tho size of the block of ice that the ice-man leaves nowadays, the words died In his throat and be wrote a poem about the "dark willows that wave o'er the dark, deep pool." When he tried to write an account of a coat lunching off a tin can, he turned to de-scribe, with tears In his eyes, "the chest nut hair on my true love's brow." He at tempted to run these in on the managing editor. Instead of the jokes, lie was kicked down stairs. He, so full of ethe real passion, was actually kicked, like an ordinary gas-meter mau. This story wlU be continued In the next chanter. CHAPTER III. pAT BKKAES. One day when Alpiionse watched Adrien nette riding In her sumptuous coach with her pug Juno clasped to her throbbing breast: "She loves Juno better than her life," he muttered; "I love him because she does; I will steal him.'' A wild look of mighty emotion wept amss Alphonse' face, making it almost clean. "She could not live without htm. There will be a reward. What rewardf Who knows!"" Alpiionse could not speak what he only dared to hope. For months ho awaited an opportunity. finally one day It came. A mumed shriek, a dun inuu, and juno was his. Success had crowned his fondest hopes. CHAPTER IV. WKDPINO BELLS. Tbe next day society was 6haken to Its foundations. Adrlennette's pug had been stolen. Liveried couriers were dispatched lilthoi and thither.. .-..-. Pinkerton's entire detective agency was called out The millionaire's purse was thrown open for rewards. Excitement on Fifth avenue ran high. Alpiionse held his peace. wWIi. tUokclittittanfc .Uatl been .caging. three days, Alpiionse rang Adrlennette's door bell. '"6o awayP saiff'sheTi fiS-hgh-toned voice. Vs . t f I brlnj, news of: hint," tald the young man BnlaHamlv 1 ... ' a , - The girl threw her arms around his neck and kissed hlin In the ecstasy of the mo ment . " I will restore hint for one reward only," said Alphonse. "Name it" said the Iran tic maiden, "I will grant anything you ask." s '"I want your hand hi marrlaee." said Alpiionse, at the same time removing the cover of a large hat box which hn carried with him, and taking out Juno. " I'm with you," said Adrlennctte. What a happy scene 1 The gods InughcQ to see it " Three souls with but a slntfo thought xnroe hearts that Dent as one. Robert D. Brain, in Texas Slftlngs. DISENCHANTMENT. She stood on tho cool piazza ; As the shades of evening fell, ?','. And I (razed on tho lovely rialdmt ' KiitruncedJy hur.bcauty's spoil. Tho balmy evening zephyrs Flared with each golden tress; And nor azure eyes were swimming In a sea of toudorncss. i Her lips, just slightly parted, Wero tinged with tlie coral's flnrao, And 1 thought that her chocks' brlgb.' blushes ; Tho hue of the rose would shamo. . While gazing In admiration Un the rare and radiant lass, I thought sweetest luuxlo only , Through those corid )lps could pass. ; . Dut a suddon change cntno o'or hor, ' Gone was tho smite no bland: And she smote In sudden anger Tbe back of her Illy haud. And sho cried: " Ha! hal I've got you, You'll troulilo my poare no more; You're the same blamed old mosquito Tuut I tried to mash before I" Button OMrUr. - AdTlee to a Teacher. Johnny Fizzletop is one of the boys that attends the University of Texas. Heplay hookey, breaks his slate, and makes th life of his professor miserable by shooting spit-balls at him. Some weeks ago John ny showed signs of reformation, but it did not last, for yesterday the professorxaught him in the act of putting a bent . pin on his throne. . - '. ' ' ' "Johnny, I know you seem to be a bad boy," said the professor, sadly, "but I hoped there had been a Change fnrThfi bet ter in your conduct 1 even told your fa ther that you were a changed boy. 1 hoped that you had become a better boy, but I seo 1 am mistaken. 1 am grieved and disap pointed. 1 see that my hopes were pre mature," 'Yes, that Is all your fault You shouldn't go off at half-cock that way. Remember what David Crockett said: ' lie sure you are right, and then go ahead,' but you II learn after awhile Texas bift The Chestnut Grows Everywhere. Out West, right under the eaves of the Kockles, lives a patriotic editor and last Fourth of July he concluded to enthuse, so he announced that his paper for tliat.weqk would appear in the National colors. On the day of Issue au old subscriber was on hand and got the first copy from the rress. "Hows thlsy" he excimmed, ; looKing over the'sheet , ' 1 ' ft' "How's whatr- .. "Why. this paper isn't in the National colors as you announced; thore's nothing here but white and blue." "Well, ain't that rlghtr " Of course not Where's the red?" "O, It will be read, just as 'soon as" the issue gets Into the hands of the subscrib ers." Mcrduvit Troisier. A PICNIC PHANTASY CnAtTBtt I. Come 1M us jump aboard tho tranl Oh. hoar the whistle blow 1 All unture seems to smile on us, Let's to the plcnio go. - r We'll drink the sparkling lemonade, The sandwiches we'll munch. Base-ball we'll play, likewise croquet And dally with the lunch. . , CHAPTER II. . . 1- Ob, what a jolly time I've had I I dance aud laugh with glee. x' A beetle has crawled down my bock, I feel him round my knoo. A bumble-bee has toyed with me. And In my shoes are ants. I silt upon a lemon pie, ' And spoiled my Buuday pants. Otlaitfo Hambtsr. A Small Boy's Idea. He was small for a witness, but he knew a good deal mors than there were indica tions of. "Take the stand," said the lawyer. "Right you are," be replied, stepping up and sitting down carelessly. 'Do you understand Hie nature of an oath?" "Well, I should slnlle," and he threw s barefooted leg over the arm of the chair. "Were you ever on tlie witness stand be forer "Not any." "I hen how do yon know the nature of an oath?' "Ky! I've been around Iota o" timet when Pap was chopptn' kmdlln' wood, an' seen the sticks fly up an' hit hiin a swipe across the snoot Guess yon never split much klndlln' fir yer wife, did yer?' Afcr- chant Trawler. Life la a Flat. ' Judge Kennebunker, a cynical oil 'bach elor, lives with his dog in tbe hall room oi a Sew York flat As be was looking out of his window Miss Vanpelt, who lives on the flat below, stuck her head out of her window, and railed up: 'Your nasty dog barks all night" 'But he doesn't play on tbe piano aO i day." . The lower window cams down with ' bang that sounded liks a safe being blow opea Tezns ilfUna. 4 . A Remarkable Cure. A rcmarkablo case of cure from ths bite of a cobra in full poison comoa from Pachmarhi, a military hill station in the central provinoos of India. ' Tho effectivo bite of a cobra is usually re garded as certain death,, and tho. sue; cessful treatment of the caso in ques tion will suggest to medical men the value of hypodermic treatmbnt in such cases. . According to the Allahabad I'ioncer, a post-ollice harkara (messen ger) wua bitten by a cobra,' which was afterward killed. The man was at once taken to the military hospital, but ten or fifteen minutes must have elapsed before medical' assistance "was' avail able. "Whett tho patient was. taken in hand he was in a state of eoliapse, Tlie lower' half of his body became gradu ally paralycd, and by degrees he lost: b tli speech and sight The doctor at this stage thoughl that nothing could save tho man, .especially. as. the dead snake had been exuroined and found to be a cobra in full poison- Hypodermic injections and other obvious treatment, nowever, were conunuea, ana m uum ten hours some little improvement in tho patient was olsorved; Sub.se- queutlyi tho man ouito recovered. Thore appears not the slightest doubt about his having been iauiy i men. i'fresotntive of the svruntoms his little finger had been torn open ju shaking the snake ou. , Xhe cobra was iour auu a half fo t long.-'JT. Y Post. . . . . - A Public-Spirited Man. Jim McSnifter was trcd in the Dis trict Court- at San Antonio, Tex., for stealing a horse. After speeches were made, the case was given to tho jury, Judge Noonan. who was on the bench, said to the jury, as ho handed the fore man tho miners: The jury will now retire, and delib erate on a verdict." The jurymen got up to go out, but the prisoner graciously wavod hw hand at them.' and fail:' :' '- "Gentlemen, you needn't go out on my a-count. , You can just stay right hero ami di cuss tho matter, in iact, I d like to bo orocnt and help you make up your verdict. I want to do all 1 can to expedite justice." Tho jury, nevertheless, retired, but after several hours they returned, be ing unable to agree upon a verd ct: '' Once moro tho prisoner arose in his scat and said, to the jury: I" "(entlemen, as far as I . am con cerned a few yean more or less in the Penitcnt'arv is a matter of no import ance. ' If you can ' not agree on live vears make it ten. . 1 don't want to nave it said a'lout mo that I Impeded tho course of justice -or that ' 1 didn't haVo any public (spirit "Texas Sift- miis. J - ,. , ' The Wild Horses of the West. Tho wild horses of Wyoming and Western Nebraska are compact little animals, weighing 800 to 1,100 pounds. Tho majority of them stand fonrteon hands high. In color they aro usually brown, sorrel or bay. ' A gray is seldom seen, unless it is a horse that has strayed away front civilization. Their tails grow long, frequently dragging on the. ground, but their manes aro like those of other horses and not (lowing to the knees, as represented in some books. The eye, probably from being constantly on tho watch, is largor than tlid eyes of the domestic horse, and even when tamed tho eve remains a dit-tinctive mark of the horse's . origin. Wild horses, when raptured or tamed, are superior to other horses of tho same siz. Many of them are used by tho cowboys, and others are broken toharnoss and driven as carriago horses, being entirely trust worthy. Scottish Aqrictdtural Ua- zette. - .. t Who She Was. . "CiQod morning. Cojonol," said De r'idgett to Colonel MoCorklo; "ditLyou attend-tho graduating exercises last "Yes, and I think it wa a bore. VL you-. notice wnat a nnnerauio miutru was made by mat young- jnuy..wno sat in tho extreme rirht:j" '' "Wliy, I thought she diet very well." "Wre are prone to , look charitably upon tho lain la of our iricnds. l'er- haps you aro ac puaiuted with hor?" sI am." . - v s y. V -. . ti "Who is sho?" My:' daughter." Stockton Maver ick. . A tramp was met on a country road in'Oregon by a well-dressed man, who otlereif to swap clothes. This was deemed sacrazy trunk, but It waseajror- ly accepted, and the disrobing and rob ins; were quickly accomplished. The follow who jwas, jipparontjy , benefited by tlie queer bargain mado off as toon as practicable, for fear that the other would seek to undo it; but the sup posed lunatic was in tho greater hurry, for ho had robbed a bank, and knew that officers were after hiin.witn n do- scription of his apparel as thoir jruido. Thus the wrong man was arrostcd, and it was with' the greatel difficulty and delay that ho .cleared himself. CVu'cavo 'Jrtbunc. THE MARKfcTsT , Kbw ToRii, September 14, lS-'R. CATTXE Native Steers 1 1 40 a 0 20 COl TUN Middling 10 a 1"X M.Ol k oou t : t noice im m 6 ?s WHKAT-No. 1 Red.:. ....... SSVw '-SIX corn so. a ah tx;i UAlB-neiumiiica..,. u ,d -rst l'OUK Kew Mess 10 00 W 10 60 . V ST. LOUIS." COTTOX-Mlddllng .... 11KEYKS tiood to Heavy.... S 10 b m 6 no 4 60 3 3.1 3 75 : 8 rarto Meuimn.... t ,5 HCHiR Common to Kcreei...! S 7 HHKKr r'alr to Cliolce 50 KLOl'K XXX to Choice S 10 W 1UuAT-o, ? lted Winter WVa .. no. s ,to, CORS--So.illxcd 41 OATS No. M 0 HYK-No. 2 61X9 61V 'imtWU-LMum z OS l.r Medium... t no HAT Choice Tlmothv 11 80 ltl TTEK-CUolce Dairy 17 m, s eu m 7 60 12 00 40 l-t,4H 'n-sh ..... 1"UKK Mandard Mess , .... 0 BAl'ON-Cleai Rib 6J.0 LA Kl Prime Steam : ... . Chicago.;: k CATTLE Exports 4 00 0 1Hh;.s tiood to Cholee.;.... 4 10 0 MIKEP Good to Choice. ... IM I XOt' It W inter 4 AS 0 Patents t 00 0 WHEAT No. i Spring 0 No. 1 lted Kl 0 CORN -Ko. S- .......... .... 4s OATH-No.-t .1 - ,0 IVRK Jiew JMesa 8 ti 0 KANSAS CITY. CATTLE X'atrre Bteeris 4 SO 0 Hx;s Sales at - 4 06 0 WHEAT No. i 6)j0 W)RS So.t 0 oATio. t tin NEW ORLEANS. 14' 10 X S 00 4 70 5 75 s a I At) 7HH S lO 40 4 1 iO St. 22 Jt flock Wen tirades CORN White .- i ' OATS-4t!Oice Western IIAY-C holes PORK Mess BAClN Clear Rib CUTTON-MlddllnK l.oriSVUXK. WHEAT No. S Red 4 2J ta it at 6S CORN No. I Mixed 0 4411. OAT" No. i Mixed S8 0 POKk Ms m ma BAOt,' Clear Rib 0 KOTOS-iitduiinj u PROGRAMME OF FATK WEEK IN ST. LOUIS. GREAT ST. LOUIS FAIR. Wliat Con He Been For One) Ad mission or -iTiiy euvs. The th Groat St Louis Fair, open Octo ber Mh and continues six days ; fW.ooO Is of fered In rash premiums to be distributed among the exinuitors or iioraes, iwuv, Sheen. Swine and Poultry; Maehlnn'y. Me- ehanlonl and Industrial displays, Works ot Art, Textile rannes, i-roauee, rmn, nnu Vegetable, Geological aud Chemical Spool- mens. - isooiOotCAt, OAHnnw fjkta oaorKn. . The collection of Wild Beasts, birds ana Reptiles on the Gretmd of the Amoclatlon compares mvornmy with any .ooioRirm Carden hi the World, and will be epened free to all vU'tors to the r air. numerous auc tions havo been made to this Department aud It Is now complete In all Its details. .SBW IMrUOVEMESTS OH FA1U O ROUND. it'flve aerei have been added to the Ground, and JSon.OOO expended In Improve ments, 'comprehending a full mile rane course, 7(10 new Horae Stalls, IWJ new Cattle stalls. SO0 Sheen and ' Rwlno Pons, a Ponltry House lor s.ino r owls, twmty-eicnt now ex hibition Halls and Pavilions. Applications for Mulls or l ens should be made at once. Trotting; and racing Races Kvery liny. The horso contending being tbe most col - brated In the country. " ' 0iND ILLUMINATION. ' " Diirlea the entire week, the streets. Of tho city will be Illuminated by .V),(M0 gns rt8, In terminated, wlt'' hundreds otcalijliun, incan descent mid arc electric llirlits. ' VKILKO moPHKTS PAGKANT. On the night of Tuesday, October. 6th, the Krnnit annual nocturnal pnitcant ot ine "VE1LKU I'KOI'HKT,". comprising thirty- five floats, win ne Riven at an expense, of Uousaiuls Of dollars. . .... TRACKS PAGEANT. On the nleht of Thnrsdav. October 8lh. the ''TKAD1C8 PAliKANT" will be plven for the purpose of Illustrating? the Industries, wealtb and resources ot the Mississippi Valley. , SHAW'S GARDEN. - "SITAW'8 GAKUEN." of world-wide fnme. will be open free to all visitors (hiring tho week, through the generosity oi its owner. - HALF FA HE RATK8. All railroad and steamboat companies have generously made a rate of one fare for the rou n a trip (luring tne entire wees. a rum.tc nouoAr. The munlclnnl authorities have norreed to declare ThurBdav of Fair Woek a holiday to nil. . lloouis and board for -2VVHHI guests have been provided for at greatly reaaeoa rates,- ., - i COMMERCIAL EXCHANGES. Tlie Merehnnts', Cotton. Wool, Mechanics nd Renl Kstnte Kxclinnies. will b'i onen. free to all visitors, hxiumtors siioniu apply for space, stalls, or pens at onee In order to secure a uemranie locution. Aaiuosi r r..i TUS J. WADK, becretury, 718 Chestnut street, r. j.ouis, mo. WnEN a miner has been eaten bv a grizzly,. tbe Western people speak ot him as being admitted to tile b'ar. Yonken vazeue. Delicate Diseases of either sex, however induced, speot thoroughly aud uermanentlv cured. Com plicated and obstinate cases of blood taints, ulcers, obstructions, unnatural discharges, exhausted - vitality, premature decline, 'nervous, mental, and organic debility. varicocele, hydrocele, diseases of prostate gland, kidueys and bladder, piles, flBtulas and rupture, all permanently cured. Stall of twolve expert specialists in constant at tendance, constituting tno most complete organization of medical and surgical skill in America, oonu uistory ot case ana att ires for illustrated pamphlet ot particu lars. World's Dispensary Medical Asso- elation, Buuaio, fl. 1.. - There is a bors in Harlem so balky that he won't draw his own breath. A. y. News. Young Hen, Read This. Tub Voltaic 15elt Co., ot Marshall, Mich., offer to send their celebrated Electuo-Voltaic Belt and other Electric Appliances on trial for 30 days, to men (young or old) arnlctod with nervous debility, loss oi vital ity and all kindred troubles. Also forrheu- . matism,neuralgia.paraly sis,and many otu- ar diseases. Uompiete restoration to neaun, visror.and manhood guaranteed. iNo rlsic in curred, as tfO days' trial Is allowed. Write them atonce for illustrated pamphlet, free. A mar who sets the mitten is ant to be guilty oi contempt oi court. jmrnngwn ' Drowsiness In the Day-1 1 mo miens caused bv lack of sleeo or from over-eating, is a symptom of disease, if fli be accompanied bv general debility. headache, loss of appetite, coated tongue Sad BaiiUw cuiumu&iuu, yuli lliuy ua buid that vou are sulleriuu from biliousness and i consequent derangement of tho stomach and bowels. Dr. Pierce's- Pleasant lurgi ative Pellets" are a sure cure f all ali ments of this nature. Tuer cleanse and purify the. blood, and relieve ths digestive organs. Ambition is a vacuum that will never be tilled. uaiin!ton Hatchet. ' la nnnn ai represented." Is what everybody says of Frazor's Axle Grease. ' "The trapper's motto bear and fur-beaa. the Jwiyt. . . WnEN all so-called remedies fall, Dr. Bafe-e's Catarrh Remedy cures. Tivk is tilind. but matrimony Is a ereat oculist. LoHimlie oowner-.owrnaj. f affUotcd with Boro Kyes, uso Dr. Isaac Thorn dsou's Eye Wator. Srugslsu sell It. -"5o. Farukbs alwava work on shares pktugli shares. JV. Y. Tribune. Pi ke's TtiOTH ache DitttPS cure in lmliiute,25c. XUtnn't Sttljrfittr Sixtp hculs and Ivcnutlflos. SVc. Qkrhan CtiitN Kkmoveh kills Corus lluulous. DR. JOHN BULL'S Silli'sToiSM FOR THE CURE OF FEVER and AGUE . Or CHILLS and FEVER, ' and all malarial diseases. Ths nmnristor of this celebrated msdioiiis Instly olsimt for It s superiority over all nin dies ersr offered to tho pnblio for ths SAFE, CPliTATir. SPEEDY and PERMAHEKT ears of Avne snd revor.or Chills and FeTer,wheth- sr sf short or long lunninf . ne reiors te w sntirs Western and 8onthern country to bear him testimony to the trsta or tns assertion that U no cats whatever trill it fail to onro if thodireotioniartitrieUyfolIowedanflcamoti nt Ta a mat maiiv oaui a li&Kle dose hu been tulfioient for s curs, and whole familiei fcava kaaa enrsd bT s tingle bottle, with s per' foot mtonttias of ths gsnsral health. It is, howsTsr.pnident,ana in every cats mora cer tain to stirs, if its ote is eontinted is smaller doses for s week or two after tho diseaio has been checked, more especially in difficult and longstanding eases. Usually this medicine will aat rsn aire snr aid to keep the boweli in good order, snowo me patient, aoii. re quire a cathartic medioiae, after bavins takes three or four dotes of the Tonie. a lingle dots f rnrrs yegetable iamily rau will be sufficient. Use no other. OR. JOHN BULL'S SMITH'S TONIC SYRUV : BULL'S SARSAPARILLA, . BULL'S WORM DESTROYER, Th Popular Remedies of ths Day. Prlsrtsal Offlee, 831 Xals fiL, tOnSYTLLI. IT. lo Rope to Cit Off Hirsts' Manes. vrienraiea P.. r. r. - nai- i- can not he slipped an. borsa. tam- rl Haltvr to any part uf tile V.&. rw.oa receipt or SI. Mdhyal! Faddtery, Ilanlwarr. ami llanie.. Ifl.ra. aprtal aMaeunnt to ihrj Trade tT-.i-iwl fr rrtce-Llst.1 Trade, tr .cwl for rrtee-U.l.m5 W 1 ' ""'" v y 9 Lady Agents ! wwivrrn rr the ten:n- tmWievm m the ItKH I l-al United PUtea. It is srell eatahiialMSL am paya a very iiorraj, aatary. wun a enanee lor e eetijiaT foraeveral Preiatiims wertb trom S-ftso I ornti. yaracoia anarena rm- 1 Did you St$- ; -j pose Mustang Lininicnt only gooa for. horses? ' It is for inflamir ticn of all flesh. - , COrft MOVriT. Agn Wjnted. , A Ml I selling amrleslnthe world. 1 Minple HI&UU AdilrcMjA MiOMBOX.PiTKuiT, tliuu. CUCEfii Treated and cured without ths knife. Hemic cm tn-sMnent eni m-r. jiimn-H L.1'0N1).M.U, Aurora, Kinuvutu. RaAlltiflll RED oa Ootton Tnrklsk Ituhram. weauillUi baiunicfrfdli) every iierwm wilding address to L. T. W11ITE, Eaion lUplds, Mlub. was TC n An idl-s Mn at Woman In my I t"'couni)i(!illrtK"l" Sl"7l. 1 Mr BNli.nd Kiprof.fi. KxprtiM) m .U vn. r.nv.uint fMltAt FBKKt Putirill.nl Standard SUvar-ware'Oc Uonton, Mm. SstablUheJf PAY'S 8M .lAMLLA ROOFING! Rr.rmhlt. Sn. Irathf r for KOOFH, OFTHinR WAI.LS.iml IKNIUKInnlner rPlastrr. V.t tr.n d dnrablr. CABFETS nd K of ante mBtvrlul. CMsloane wltli i test inoulal. snd tauiplos,J-re. W.H.FA.jrfct)0tiudtB,NJ. BRYANT ft STRATTON'S fJKj St.Luuis.Mu. "Uludniuye.rly. ounf infnltuitlitllnoS. ketpms. Shurt-hind, imunsustiip, sud suiitrd lu tiouiious, PD UNIFORMS BMnUfHily lllnttrtMn t atategw m pp .... i)..-u Compi UmroaMfl. 30 coltuvtl iMhlOB plsitM. illUlWtHWnt bbu pries nt ii.u . lltlmsti. Cam. Ptfacha. BflU . two. llsinr Outfiu. I'omMtll. I'lnniM, vnl.tisi. Rhoiildsf Knots. Jld Coril mtitl Hattstn. ornimeiiU. Bb1 td Prom- 'lion rififfiswd ftmnstt, Cp ljroi, el. y I B- U. AWARE THAT Loxillard's Climas Plug henringh red Hn tag; that Lnrttlftrdli HUM l.fsnf fine out : that ..ortllant'i Sary C lipping, nnd that LorlUard'i Hi.ull,ar the best aud oaeupeet, quality couaiaeml ? A handapnM Turklnli . nd or Ti I lia nd witn 5S rim. 11 T mttwi nri nl HIUJ niAKK.lt cn on nsod rta. worih of canwt wat. I ML rtAnLnnallnewinainnrh nen.or by bund. A wonderf al Invention, llwllnnl nllil. W Send .Unip fur circul.ru, terms, snd Uimtorr. iKOBS Ornslnt snless bfsrlng this Slama JAMES MEANS' $3 SHOE. Made In lluttnn, Conrrp.s snd ll.aco. BrMCaif HkiH. Unninelled In ijuramiuy, uwniori una Appeuranc. A jHwlal card l IO u. will vniiK ju. iii- furniatioa hour to (ti-t llils Shoe in any main orTrniory. I, JMeuiis f. il J.1111-.01H pi. jjo.tou.Ma A. N. KELLOGG NEWSPAPER CO. nioriiiKToiis ELLOGG'S H GREAT IJlSTS. ADVJSETISINQ KSTIMATKS ITTJltNISIIKD. 824 & 226 Walnut St., St. Louis, Mo. CATARRH SXT3VE3VIX3Z1. COLDS IN HEAD AND HAY FEVER. Tho nnnrecodented success and mnrlt ot Ely's Cronin Iliilm-u nitil euro for onta.Th, hay lover and cold in the head hits Induced many adventurers to plitoo catarrh medicines lieur intr eoiiio rtisuiiiulitueo In apiHtarnnce, stylo or name upon the mnrket. In order to trado upon tho reputat ion ot Ely's Cream Dalm. Many In your imniodiHto locality will testify In higliost commondatlon. Don't bo deceivod. Huy only Ely's Cream Uitlm. A partlolo Is applied into once nostril ; no pain; ajrroouuiu to usu. I'ri lilty conts; of druKKists. The BTJ1ERS1 GUIDE Is Issued Sept. and March, I rath jrear. f XM Vt 9xll lnches,vltnorei 3,000 Illustrations whole Picture Gallery.' GIVES Wholesale Prices- rfirert to ennimmm on all Roods for personal or famlljr use. Veils how to order, suad, gives exact cost of CTcry thlng yon use, eat, drink, wear, or hft-re fun with. These INVALUABLE BOOKS contain Information gleaned from the markets of I he world. We wttl mall copy KRKK to any ad dress upon rreelpt of 10 eta. to defray expense of mailing. Let us hear front yon. . Hespectnuiy, MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. . 87 4c 880 Wabash Avrnae, Chicago. 111. 11 a ' The Red School House Shoe. 1r yon w.Bii to par Boy or Ulrl tlint will it and fie wear ami tear of every-day tiMgn, ttinr !n made of h"i'at 1 p a h e r throtighttitt, and 4 common m-nne. i lilt'a. aak jour deal or lf-jr II f MrttH'i 'S('HOOIi snot:.' IltnowneverTWhiTC M t he Trade M nrk of th 1 LHtla Red Schoolnowi found on the bottom f j-ach pair. iNora fcwnlne wit hunt It ) tV- A.k also for the HENDERSON $2.50 WOMAN'S GOAT BUTTON. Btttehed with 811k snd every wyolld. Mailrrmlrhy C. .ntHDtRSUs SCO, f nnntsaaa Sfcees. (alraco. Vrittfnra S of our Fnnci School Carat. ET-.:vUa il AntxA Z' 1 1 1 1 U I VQ9C VI I . pa JnlOrPfl VAtM. I CI VUIUI CUIIICllla f mmtnwrtpA a foarftil raaa of Mnmt anlw. in. Twaatn-att-dwilhtheoldrctntiltca of Mpn-nr 3 Pvtaali. which brniiKlitiinrlirtin-atlna and Inipalrt-d my dlK-ilveorgan- Kvcryjolntlnme was srii!lt-n ap t full of pain. When I was Riven up to die. nir priy.lclans tki?ht It would b a food time to let the virtue, of Swift's PpMlfle. 1 Improved f mm the ery first dose. 80011 ths rhcnmatl.tn left me, nir amx-tlle became all rluht, snd tha ulcers, wlileh the doctor said were the mm friKhtfnl he hadervr seen, bciran tubeal, aud hjr tbe flrst of ortol-er. iwtt, I was a well wan agala. LKM MotLB.N DON. T.em VeTlemVa lias been In' tha amain Chena-arlcT t:nmpany for anme years, and 1 knusf the above eiatements lobetrua. w. B. f.aoasv. M anatrer theatHJaney Co-, Atlanta lUvlaioa. Atlanta, Ga., April 18, WO. Tresl lae on Blons and Skta niaeaaes matlM free. 'ritaSwirr fipRrjria Cu. Drawee a ah.... v.. IT. X. UJ W.33d aU A. X. K-, 11. 104S WHEX WKITIJTQ TO ADTKSTlSERa pleas say yoa saw the adTertlaeanrnt 1st this paper. Advertisers like ta k;ow Wheat and where their ad vertUe men U ars payias: best. 1 . 1 -M Uj t?HR5sMADEiNADAY rU llelilitll eninloTnirnt KirTltontible. o llookina, Klilllliia, ... . . . uv llM, an. kind uf cloth 1'K mi iik if .Al II I I A Clear Skin tl is only a part of beauty; but it is a part. Every lady may have it t at least, what looks like it Magnolia Balm both freshens and beautifies. 1: : f Ivy - it r- v- C- aTi voiVAUtH m. 1 A.