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not Inclined to rwxwi to the laity. M«d, aajs the A mer l they are alpaont We The fajriflv >r tho r *t olifciTrc of ina*#& As puzzled to know 'just w hi-n asked for a remedy kept in the house for a laxative, that Khali he from (langur anil not un- take. When absent on our wc were asked by four different parties, representing as many families, what we thought of the "Syrup of Fig»-" Not one word did we volunteer on the subject, and we were somewhat surprised to find that there was this small token of the very gen eral use of that preparation. 'lhc.se parties said they derived more benefit from it and found it more pleasant to take than anything of the kind they had ever used. The simple question with them was. Is it n dangerous com pound? We informed them that its active ingredient was a preparation of senna, and thut it wus entirely free from danger. With this assurance they volunteered the information that they should continue to keep it in the house. The properties of senna are so known that comment on this see«m unnecessary- It might be well to motico. however, that Itartho low saysWt 'a "a very safe and service able catlmrtic,” and* that it is “highly frized aa a remedy for constipation." le also makes the important observa tion that its use "is not followed by in testinal torpor and constipation." The simple truth of the mutter is. wc have altogether too few preparations which weean recommend to our families as effective laxatives. Hut the Cali fornia Fig Syrup company Ims one of the most desirable combinations for this purpose with which we are famil iar The Fig Syrup company gives to the profusion the composition of this preparation, therefore there is no secret übout it; the persons who use this laxa tive speak in the highest terms about it; and wc arc pleased to notice that u large number of physicians are pre scribing it. Viewed frem the narrowest and most selfish standpoint the physician will lose nothing by recommending such a preparation ns Syrup of Figs to his pa tients; while viewed from the highest standpoint of doing the best possible by those who place themselves in our care, we would sny the profession can not do better thnn give their indi rsc ment t-> such n preparation. “German Syrup” Regis Leblanc is a French Cana dian store keeper at Notre Dame dc Stanbridge, Quebec, Can., who was m cured of a severe attack of Congest ion of the Lungs by Boscliee’s Ger man Syrup. lie has sold many a bottle of German Syrup on his per sonal recommendation. If you drop him a line he’ll give you the full facts of the case direct, as he did us, and that Boschee’s German Syrup brought him through nicely. It always will. It is a good medicine and thorough in its work. O It is very difficult _ t o convince cdHtfct) Bfc-children that t-TI j a medicine is fL )|f| • "nice to take” ; —this trouble s'' fFj is not experi- ‘\y enced in ad ministering Scott’s Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil. It is almost as palatable as milk. No preparation so rapidly builds up good flesh, strength and nerve force. Mothers the world over rely . upon it in all wasting diseases that children are heir to. J >r *P*f*d by Scott k Boimc. N. V. All rtrngciiitw. V"VWIFTS SPECIFIC •• For renovating tlio entire ryotem, eliminating all Lolnon* from the lllood, whether of scrofulous or malarial origin, this preparation has uo equal. i tsaiwtawEMi. “ For eighteen months I had an eating sore on my tongue. 1 was . treated |>y l>est local physicians, tint obtained no relief: the soro gradually grew worse. I Anally took 8. 8. 8., and was entirely cured after using a few bottles.” C. 11. McLfmorr, Henderson, Tex. S Treatise on niood and Skin Dis eases mailed free. Tn* Bwirr Specific Co., Atlanta. Oa. ~~A GUNN S vT a/ IMPBOVXD I Jr a hud physic for a dose. estKs s*ra«sf2‘ir"airc!i:: FWUdelphU. Pm. /ferry’sN V SEEDS J josi «b>t sower needs. 1 he mer- of Ferry’s Heeds torm the foundation which hsa been built the >sr*sst sert business In the world. m y*p7’s»ss4 Aaaasl for 18*4 m cholsms lbs sum snd substance of Km M thelsUMtsrrulng knowledge. Free ■ for llie asking. W D. M. FERRY A CO., JfifilD YOUR OWN HARNESS VrLINOH RIVETB. fejgl|&|xue ZtlSfe Of ssad 40a THE PARIS LETTER. THE FRENCH BOARDING HOUSE A MARVEL Bsardla* la Prtrst. Fernlll** Unknown la ths flSf French Capitol Happjr Olrla and Experienced Old Maids. Paris Correspondence. | OR FOREIGNERS to find board in de sirable French pri vate families is practically next to impossible. French- I men, who actually \ have no word for | “home,” have the fiercest kind of jealousy for the F tiling itself. And it is by reason of ‘.his fact that mutual mistakes nre so often made by Knglish-speaking people uid Frenchmen when they sit in judg ment on each other. The Aincricun or Englishman in Purls, stunned at first by the beer-gnr ilcn-like life of the streets and parks of tile public resorts, thinks: “Really, these people have no homes!” Then he remembers the old saying that tho French language bus no word for ‘‘home." l’oor Frenchmen! He does not reflect that it is partly because French home life is so hedged about Hint the people are driven tothisgrenter -oeial mingling, whose very publicity interposes a bar to familiarity. The French journalist at the Chicago Fair exclaims: “What a sad people these American are! They do not know how to amuse themselves in pub lic!" He can not see that it is because American home life is so satisfying that our people have neither the need nor the linhit of the cafe, iluncur, nor his nation’s way of jollifying in great herds. For a French family, especially with children, to admit strangers, Freneli or foreigners, to their little circle is a mark either of desperate poverty or, you might almost say, of a certain shadiness. At least it is u sign of neg lect. of loosening up of prejudices, not well viewed by the neighbors. Tims boarding houses of Paris be come professedly money-making estab lishments. run on the principles of any other business. What the private fam ily can not well do ns a private family it can easily go into as a downright business speculation. The home life is put aside; children, if they exist, are packed off to boarding schools; the Inn-band gives up his clerkship and de votes himself to supervising the new venture, several floors of a large apart ment house nre taken, they advertise constantly, and their establishment Incomes u well-recognized and honor able business enterprise, like any other. These boarding houses are very much given over to tourists and other foreigners. In the mind of the pres ent writer they divide themselves roughly into six species. There nre the high-class establishments, so high ns to lie slighly tainted with affecta tion. They very often go under the title of hotel, and are affected mainly by English and Americans. You cun live in one of them for anything you please above ?2.50 a day. The Grand hotel, a real hotel, and one of the greatest in l’uris, lias a complete pen- cil. AP TO TAKK A WALK. sion for ?4 a day. Then there are pro fessedly •‘family*’ hoarding houses on a large scale, less formal and slightly less expensive. They are also mainly supported by English and Americans, ; according to their name of “family” hoarding house. A separate table for exclusively French conversation is their mark. Thirdly, there is the ordinary high-class cosmopolitan boarding house, with a few English-speaking people and many Spaniards,. Hun garians. Chinese. Turks and Austrians and all the rest, whose atmosphere is a tritle bohemian. An American ne gro. should he have money and good manners, would be treated in such a company ns well as anybody else. Fourthly, there arc the small board ing hotels, all dirty, with a great deal to cut and of very ordinary quality. Then there is boarding in a struggling family in the suburb) or the Latin quarter (husband and wife only), and, last, the boarding house run by Ameri cans in Paris. Among these varying establishments the nenrtof the American abroad will most naturally turn to the one of the French conversation table. There is something charming in its use of Hncdc kers and illustrated handbooks of French history, and in the ice-crenm soda flavor of its salon. On the day of nn American mail the house isallagog. There is never a morning you can not join a party on its llrst trip to the Louvre. “Is it Gothic or Renaissance?” “Louis XIV. and Colbert.” “Where is the window from which Charles IX. shutdown his subjects?" They prefer the modern paintings in the Luxembourg to Ribera's nncient waxy saints and Rubens’ beefy dam sels; and their joy is uncpnflned when some grave person assures them they do well. And in the Egyptian room of the Louvre, before the big stone feet of the colossus of Amcnophis III., one of the pilgrims will always be able to quote: I met a traveller from an antique land Who raid: “Two vaat and trunkleaa legs of atone.’ where his memory will regularly fail him so that he cannot add Btand In the desert. Near them on the sand, Half tank, n shatters! visage Has. * * * It Is a pleasure to show them the way to George Washington's church— Protestant Episcopalian, as Americans are wont to call it, Church of England Mission, as it actually is, or “English Catholic,” according to the more rit ualistic on both sides of the water. The Rev. George Washington is of the English Washington family, and so gains a species of collateral reverence from all Americans. And when Sun day comes to pay a visit to the foun tains at Versailles, Ill's boarding hors*’a population simply shoves the dinner back two hours. “Yon have had a long promenade!" e-'cs madarae. beaming, ns they come t poping in, blinking nnd yawning at l.nl( p-fct8 o'clock at nigbt m h*4 » Wutiai womMMtan That night they eat boiled beef (sauce piquant*) as if it were tender loin steak, and when the chicken legs nnd wings come on it is music to hear the Indies sigh with pleasure. The life iu such a pension has neither beginning, end, nor middle. The most diverse Americans find it easy to tolerate each other, for one is here to day and gone to-morrow. Pretentious people, who would like to crush en thusiasm and innocence, find no lever age on which to use their strength. Madame, the wife of the proprietor, is a woman of fine presence, with an air of dignity tempered with good will. When some experienced old maid, the scourge of European pensions for twenty years, begins her harangue against the breezy ways of some of these American girls in their first days of Continental living, madame lias her answer ready: “I find the young girls charming. They are unaffected and think no evil. I prefer them to difli cult women.” In this pension there ia one fine big blonde from out some western capital. Eueh night in the blue-gray Paris au tumn gloaming she cclcbrut’s her tri umphs of the day. whether they be of the Louvre, of tin* Sainte-Chapelle. the Hon Marche or Sevres or Pcre-Luohase, by singing “After the Hull” to her own accompaniment ut the piuuo in a rieh contralto voice. The salon rings with song. Our old maid sniffs uud walks away, and then the blonde sits placidly beside a rickety’ but highly ornamental brazen lump stand and be gins to read her Haeduker. “I only’ sing to drive that dear old creature out," she says, “.‘•he was just about IN THK LOUVUIi. to begin her lecture on the art treas ures of Paris nml how we should strive to utilize cur time.” This pension lies in the heart of that new and rich quarter of Paris which has come to be called American. In Paris all the houses are apartment houses. Here they are handsome and regular, about six stories high. They are built of a crcnmy-white stone, so soft when it is first quarried that it may be carved with a penknife. Ex posure to the weather hardens and darkens it, and the blue-gray haze of Purls spring, autumn and winter weather gives it a yet more sober hue. There is great regularity in height, construction nnd decoration, which conduces to the dignity of the streets. One of the special marks of these houses is the ever-present iron and stone balcony’ urouud the windows of the first floor (our second or third floor), and often on each floor above. These are the airing places of the denizens, liulow it is the asphalt sidewalk and the asphalt street, on which the apartment house’s wide and high portes-cochcres yawn throughout the daytime. THE DEACONS AGAIN. It Is Possible Thst They Will Deeome Reconciled Act*ln. A reconciliation between Mr. and Mrs Edward Parker Deacon, they’ of pistol and paramour fame, is what the idatives of this sundered couple have been trying to bring about for soino time. Only’ very recently has there been reason to Hope for a successful issue of these efforts. Mrs. Haldwin, stepmother of Mrs. Deacon, and young Haldwin. a brother, have been mainly active in the negotiations. The inter ests and future of the Deacon children —financially, not morally—have been powerful arguments with Mr. Deacon. It seems that he has even consented to an interview with his former wife in the presence of a third party’. Wlmt sort of a reconcilia tion is to be arrived. at seems conjectur-| able. Friends of Mr." Deacon say he will not do any tiling more than agree to see his wife now and again, but M rs. Deacon's friends declare that t MKfl. DEACON. she Ims been given to understand that the husband is willing to forget the past. What gives color to all this is the advent of letters which throw an entirely new light upon the relations with Abeille. Those epistles, in con nection with other evidence, show that Mrs. Deacon's conduct was inspired by devotion to a friend whose secrets must be guarded under penalty of social os tracism. During the divorce proceed ings, it now appears, Mrs. Deacon could have cleared herself from nil imputa tions hud she chosen to make known all she knew. All these things arc said to be paving the way to a final recon ciliation of this couple. BREAKS FROM TAMMANY. Tostransler Dayton of New York City Favors Civil Nervier Reform. | New York Correspondence. | Postmaster Dayton’s recent trip to Chicago was made not only to see the World’s Fair, but to gain an insight into postal methods outside of his own citv. lie lias not expressed himself one way or the other on the sub ject of the proposed convention of post masters which it is hoped to hold in Washington. Tho postmasters, should they meet, are expected to petition congress for a law giving them tenure of office during gbod behavior. Civil service reformers are at the head of this scheme, say the department sages. What annoys Dayton now is the accu sation of being under Mayor Gilroy's thumb. The mayor, having been in strumental in Dayton’s appointment, may feel that he should have a hand in the distribution of the spoils. At all events, it seems that Mr. Dayton and Mr. Gilroy are not on the best of terms, a fact which will have an important influence on New York politics. Bengal Lunaties. Fifty-three per cent of the lunatics in the'asylnms of Hcngal are there en tirely as the result of using “hashish,” a poisonous drug. In Egypt, Greece and Turkey the use of the drug is for bidden by a stringent law. Coffee. It is estimated that the total produc tion of coffee in the world Is about 600,000 to 600,000 tons, of which Brazil alone produces between 040,000 and MO|9QO tOM ft*4 JfTft f&OM * 99,090. FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE. fh* Donation of Uveas and Soatig to a Church In UallfoFnlai Ab out two years ago the pastor of tho Mothodlst church south, of Vts ilia, CaL, found on the doorsteps of his church a japanned tin box full of sratchos, says the San Francisco Ex aminer. Tho church was preparing an elaborate festival for Christmas. A splendid tree was among the feat ures of tho proposed festival,and tho good people of Visalia were lavish 1 with thoir donations that wore to hung on tho branches of that big avorgroon at the church. But that box of watches was much the biggest contribution of gifts with which to stock tho Christmas tree. Even tho unsuspicious minister was startlod by tho generosity of the unknown friond of tho church. Bofa«e he hung tho watches on tho evoi reon boughs nmong tho colored wux ) oors and bonbons and Ihruuilcd ptw orn , and Sunday-school books ho toot o \ho precaution to give notice in tho pa pers that cortain undeseribod jew elry had been found, nnd that tho owner could recover tho same by proving property anil paying for the advertisement. Somo of Wells, Fur go & Co.’s men saw tho not.lco and went around to tho minister’s. Ho had put tho caskot containing tho watches inside a cigar box. The ex press company’s men told him that if tho jewelry was that for which they woro looking, tho box contained a number of watches and they told him tho numbers of tho timepieces and describe 1 thorn. They added tho information that tho box was part of tho plunder secitt'ed by robbers who months boforo had hold up a South ern Pacific train near Goshen. They paid for tho advertisement and the jiroacher surrendered tho timepieces. Tho cigar box was sealed und placed In tho bunk at Visalia. They woro keeping it nguinst the time of the apprehension of tho train robbers. All this was long boforo tho robbery at Collis attracted uttnntiou to Chris Evans and tho two Son tags. Evans was only known as a hard-working, sorious-mindod farmer and his two friends woro ftblo-bodicd young men who hewed logs and drovo teams. Whon (loorgo Son tag made his con fession ho was asked if ho knew any thing about tho box of watchos that tho parson found on the church door step. "Did Chris or John ever say any thing to you about thorn?” asked Dotootivo Hume. ••Yes,” answored George, “I think that was in tho Goshen robbery that they took that box of watchos. They wrote on tho box ‘train robbors’ and put it « n the stops of tho preacher’s house in Visalia, an i I think that’s whero they found it, tho preacher or tho janitor of tho church.” “Who did it?" was tho next ques tion. “I don’t know who it was; It was either Chris or John. They didn’t want to handle any jewelry.” The dotoctive announced that ho proposed to test the truth of George Sontag’s confession, nnd tho box of watches suggested away. Ho tolo graphed tho express ngont there to examino tho box in tho back vuult to see if it boro out Georgo Son tag’s story. Tho watchos woro found all light, and scratched on tho bottom of tho caso woro tho words “train robbors.” It was only scratched in lightly and had oscaped tho oyo of tho parson. No ono knew’ of tho words on the box until Goorgo Son tag told übout it. Sly. "I tell yo’ w’at, dat boy ob 1 Pom pay’s am a sly littlo picayune,” remarked Undo C'a»sor darkly, “How’s dat?” inquired tho person addressod. “It am jess dis away,” continued Uncle C;»»sar. “I soo dat boy down in a s’cltided corner ob do Souf Mectin house boss seeds ols inawnin. Ho was stnndin wid his back to mo. hut I know his hack joss like Ido iiis face, an I suspicioned by do way ho was stoopin down an inakin his jaws go dat ho was ’gaged on u watormillion." “Sho, now!” ejaculated tho listonor. “I crope up bohin him an put my ban soi’ on his shoulder, an 1 ax him, •Gib me a tasto o’ (lat watormillion, ’Gustus?’ an dat boy turn llko ho was shot an—w'at do yo’ pro’nosti guto?" “I givo it up," su’d tho listener. "W’y. it wa’n’t ’Gustus, truo’s yo a born nigguh! ’Twa* a boy jess tho sizo an contumaiions ob ’Gustus, an he had a big slice ob wutorinillion, sure ’nufT, but ’twu'n’t ’Gustus. An dal’s w’at I mean 'bout his boin a sly littlo picayune. ’T’ink ob him mnkin a fool ob mo data way!”—Youth’s Companion. His Heart in His Stomach. Of a certain Now York clubman, tho Kocordcr tells that ho became desperately enamored of a charming country widow. Sho was not un mindful of his passion, and invited him down to dine at hor place. Ho was something of a gourmet, and as sho was richly endowed with tho ac cumulations of hor first husband’s trade in soino patent medicines, the suitor anticipated a delicious littlo dinner which should make him ap pear at his vory best when it canto to putting tho question. But whon they wore at table, and sho served him only cold ham, jolly, tea and lemonade, his heart fell. Ho had never made love after a dinner like that, nnd ho could not rokindlo the llaino. It was no go and ho gavo it up. As he was making his adioux, tho widow asked with seeming simplicity: “My dear Mr. \V , how does one get into Now York so ciety?” His opportunity hal come. It was a mean advantage, but he took it as ho replied: “By not serv ing lomonado at dinnor!” And ho hurried to tho station. The Very Meanest Man. The monnest man has certainly been locatod. He livos in Carroll county, Georgia, nnd tho Carrollton Times says of him: “For gall and check ono of tho Times subscribers takes tho cako. Instead of coming into the office ho passod by and went to the postoffice and mailod a letter notifying us that he did not wish tho papor continued. Ho refused to put a stamp on tho lottor, and wo had to pay tho postage. ” The Lying Press. Mr. Murray Hill, who has boon roadinga marriage notice in a morn ing paper—Tho.o is ono thing I can’t understand. Mrs. Murray Hill—What is that? Mr. Murray Hill—According to tho newspapors every bride is beautiful. Now whero do all tho plain married women come from? Hard Luck. Mrs. Lakeside—This financial panic is awful. Mr* Wabash—Yos; 1 am roally afraid I shall aol ba able to afford a (Utot» tkte jn» —Truth. THE MYSTERY SOLVED. two bark Peelers took IT to BE A BICYCLE TRACK. flat It Tnrunil Out to It* Material for aa Astonishing Knnke Story—That tho >nak* Swallowed » Mule Proved to Be Untrue, However. Janies L. £f and James CL Meyers, of Yb.? ounty, Pennsyl vania, Wore doing a job of bark peeling in that county, near tho Maryluud line. One Sunday after noon they wore walking ulong the Melrose road on thoir way to the weeds, whon thdy Came upon u truck in tho road. "Who do you s’poso can ho going through this country on u bicycle?” said Xepp. “Somebody that must have muscle and nerve,” replied Meyers. Ho must havo a tire on his wheel like a i lumber Wugon, from th« width of the truck it makes. *’ They measured the track, says the i New York Sun. It was six inches I wide. It- followed the roud for two ! miles, und then turned off toward ! tho Woods und ended. Then, for tho first time, it struck tho two bark poolers that tho track had begun in tho road just as suddenly us it had come to an end. They thought over I the puzzle for somo time, und could como to but ono conclunion. “It's a spook bicycle?” su'd Zopp, and Meyer agreed with him. They went on with hurried steps, and had gone a mile or more, whon suddenly an enormous blacksnake glided out of tho woods into the road. It had a eeck pheasant in its mouth dragging it along by tho neck. Tho snake kept tho road mid trav eled so fast that it Was out of sight beforo Zepp and Meyers had recov ered from thoir astonishment. Then they saw that it was not a bicycle that hud made tho mysterious and spooky track in tho road. Tho wido trail was made by tho enormous blacksnake. It was sometime before tho two bark peelers could make up thoir minds whothor to go on or return to Melrose. They finally urinod them selves with heavy clubs and wont on. Tho great trail followed tho road for nearly a mile, when it turned toward the woods again and disappeared. Zepp and Moyers wero now within two milos of then* camp, whoro thoy had a gun. and thoy hurried on. Within half a mile of thoir camp tho big snake came into tho road again like a flash. This time it ha l a rab bit in its mouth. ••Lord!’ exclaimed Zepp. “Ho’s gulped that big pheasant and liain’t hud enough yit." This time tho snake did hot follow ulong tho road but crossed it, und it made tho eyes of tho two bark peel ers bulge when thoy saw the head of tho snake disappear in the woods on one side of the road some time before its tail came out of tho woods on tho other side. They gavo tho snake time to got a long distance in the woods, und then they broko for tho camp on tho dou ble quick. They found Andy Flite, of Cumberland, there. Andy is a fox, coon and ’possum hunter, nnd whon he heard übout the big snake ho called his dog and started out to boo if ho could not make a hit as a snake hunter, too. Zepp and Meyers took their gun und went along. Thoy took tho trail whero tho snake crossed tho road, and Andy’s dog followed it as if it had been u fox scent. He led the men a milo into tho woods nnd came to a noisy stand. Ho barked and growled nnd yolpod so vociferously that Andy ex claimed: “That’s tho oncommonost snake. I reckon, that wus ever treed around hyor or you wouldn’t And old Dan cuttin’ up like that. He’s holed up a dozen big rattles to wunst, ’fore now, an’ nover mado no Butch fuss.” Tho hunters drow near to tho dog. and immediately saw that ho had good cause to make a fuss. Two snakes lay stretched out on tho rocks. Thoy woro black ns coal or they could easily havo been mis taken for chestnut saplings lying on tho ground, so Zepp and Moyers de clare. Each snake soymed swollen to an enormous sizo just below tho neck. Andy Flite shot both of them through the head, und they thrashed around so in tho hushes that tho dog and tho two bark peelers ran away. Tho snakes finally gavo up, nnd Andy out them open. In one was a cock pheasant and in the other a rab bit Tho snake that had swallowed the rabbit also hud a mule’s shoe in its stomach. This led to the report, when tho nows of tho killing of tho two snakes was carried to Mclroso, that ono of the snakes had swal lowed a mule. This was found out lator to bo untrue. Goorgo Sampson identified the shoo as ono which ho had tied around tho nock of a cat which he had thrown into tho mill-pond a eouplo of weeks boforo to drown. The cat had evidently been too much for tho weight of the shoe, hail escaped from tiie pond und run up against the snake, which at onco took it in, shoe and all. Tho smaller of tho two snakes measured fourteen feet, tho other fourteen feet nlno and one-half inches. Thoy wero larger by four or five feet than blacksnakes usually found in that neighborhood. He Male the Bishop Sit Down. Prompted by tho fooling that it was his duty, tho bLhop remon strated with ono of his clergy for at tending a local hunt. “\Yoll, your lordship,” ropliod tho offender, “I really do not see that there is any more harm in hunting than in going to a hall.” "I presume,” answoroa tho bishop, “that you refer to having scon my name down among those who attend ed Lady .Somerville’s ball. But I assure you throughout tho wholo ovoning I was not oneo in tho satno room as tho dancers.” “That, my lord, is oxactly how I stand. I was novor in tho same field with tho hounds.” Then the bishop sat down.—Pear son’s Weekly. Johnny Was Feeling Better. Doctor—Well, Johnny, don’t you feel better since 1 gavo you tho med leino? Johnny—Yos; forg *t all about be ing sick. Doctor- That’s what I thought, and it wasn’t hard to tako. was it. Johnny—l guess so, for it took two of us boys to hold Fldo whon we gavo it to him.- Chicago Inter Ocean. Many Kinds of Bees. Whon you speak of bees, designate tho kind referred to. There are 4,f>(K) species popularly known as “wild beos,” 8,*20) being natives of the Americas. Britain has seventy spe cies of bees and sixtoon of wasp*; of the latter there are 17(J known to ta* tooolQgUM. “MOON AHOY!" Ab toel4nt of tho Riout Trip of th i CrlUtr * «n frandieo. Regarding the seamanship of one Of the member* of the Masaarhusetta Naval Koservft: Tho incident oc curred during the recant trip on the cruiser San Francisco, und, Volumi nous as was tho commendatory re port of their doings which was sent to the navy department, the Boston Home Journal says, it did uot in clude this incident: On tho second night that tho re serves were at sea one of tho amateur tars was on tho watch. lie was a Boston man. Tho night was clear and beautiful. Myriuds of stars twinkled in the heavens, but there was no irtoon. Suddenly tho reserve sang out: “Bight, ahoy!” “Wheie away?” said the officer o? the dock. “Far, far away,” replied the woUld bo man-o'-war’s- man. When tho officer had recovered i from tho shock occasioned by this unsoamaiiliko answer ho looked ovor tho ruii In tho d rectidn pointed out by tho man from Boston. Then ho had another fit. Tho storn discipline which prevails on a cruiser at sea did not allow him to swear, hut them was a world of meaning in tho wiiy ic which ho growled out: “What's tho matter with you; can't you recognize tho rising moon when you see it?" “Moon! inoon!" stammered tho embryo soadog. “I beg your pardon, sir.” Thon he shouted, in if making l amends for his error: “Moon, ahoy ’* Thought They Would Need It. Threo Washington school toaoher* made a trip to the gruatost show on earth together last summer. Like tnost school teachers, they were not overloaded with Cash, so they deter mined to he very economical in Chi cago. One day thoy passed a fash ionable restaurant. Someone sug gested that thoy go in. They entored. After scanning the list at prices pretty thoroughly the Blthoo! teachers decided to order a salad and threo dishes of ice croam. After disposing of tho salad and cream they paid their bill and “tendered” the waiter, who stood near, a dlmo Tho waiter looked at tho coin and said, in accents impossible to bo ro produced, oven In this handsome bourgoisc: “One salad for three per sons? No! Keep your ten coots. You may nood it.”—Capital. Reformation in Mysore. The tnaharujnh of Mysore has do cided. If possible, to put nn end t< marriages between children, oi rathor infants in his kingdom. Ht issuod an order recently forbidding girls under H years and boys under 1-1 to marry, in tho future no mar. aged 50 or more daro wed a girl under 14. Tho edict has aroused much opposition in Mysore, but the ruler is said to bo an energetic man and capable of executing regulations which ho is pleased to promulgate. Fulgurite and Its Properties. The new explosive discovered by the Swiss engineer, Pictet, is attract ing much attention. It has been named fulgurite. It is smokeless, and of equal power with dynamite, though the materials composing it are simple. It can only he made with costly, com plicated utensils. The quantity these utensi # turn out is automatically re corded. This will enable the govern ments to ascertain how much has been sold and to trace it. The manufacture is absolutely safe and so is the handling and transport. There art three categories of fulgurite, which differ in the proportions in which the elements arc mixed. No. 3is a liquid and for fire-arms. Nos. 1 and 2 are foi blasting, hut all hare the common property of exploding only at a tem perature of 800 degrees centigrade.— Chicago Tribune. The True Gentleman. Show us a man who can quit the brilliant society of the young to listen to the kindly voice of age—who can hold cheerful conversation with one whom years has deprived of all charms; show us the man who is willing to help as if the blush of Helen mantled on his cheek; show us tho man who would not sooner look rudely at tiic poor giri that at the well-dressed lady in tho strata of fashionable life; show us the man who treats unprotected woman hood as he would the heiress,surround ed by the powerful protection of rank, riches and family; show us that he ab hors the artful libertine’s insinuate blandishments or power of stealing tho affections of innocence ami purity to ruin the possessor of them—who shuns him as the blasphemer and traducer of his mother's sex—who scorns as lie would the coward, the ridieuler of a woman's reputation; show us the man who never forgets for an instant the delicacy and respect that is due to a woman, in any condition or class, and >ou show us a true gentleman. .l / Argun. A New Year's Gift Heralded. Tho measureless pr polarity < f Hostetler**Stom ach Bitters tin* boon Hie growth of mor - than a third of a century. As in the pn-t, the coining new year will ba ushered t:i by the npp.-irancn < * a fresh Almnmc, clcnrly setting forth the nr.Hue, nsesand operation of this medicine of world wide fame. It l« well worth perns.nl. Alwolu ear curacy In the astronomical calculation* ami cal cnilnr will. n« before, be valuable cbaracleilsilcs, while the reading matter will Include statistics, humor and general Information, accompanied by admirably executed illustrations. *1 be Almanac l* issued from the publishing department of The Hosteller Company at ritt.'lmr_'. and will h« printed on their prcs-cs in linglish. Herman, French, Welsh. Norwegian. Swedish, Holland, Bo hcmlan nml Spanish. All diuggi-is snd country dealers furnish it without e. st. General R. F. Tracey, ex-sccrctnry of the navy, says that two yenra front now Franc* and Russia will have, combined, fifty modern battle ships, against England’s thirty-one. How's This! We offer One Hundred Dollars reward fo. any case of Catarrh that cannot he cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure. K. ,1. CHENEY CO., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J Cheney for the Inst 15 years, and believe hlir perfectly honorable In all business transac tions and financially able to carry out any ob ligations made by their firm. West «& Titt-AX. Wholesale Druggist*. Toledo, O.; Wai.uino, Kinxax Mahvix. Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. O. Hall’s Catarrh Cure Is taken intcrnnlly, net Ing directly upon the !•;< «k! and mucous sup faces of the rj stem. Testimonials sent free. Price 76c. per b.t < N-ld |»v all Druggist*. “Feed My Lambs.” read* a motto that hangs In a Wall street broker’s ofllco. li suggests Itself that ••Shear My Lambs" would be more appropriate. The PSfAi. treatment of catarrh Is very un satisfactory, as thousands can testify. Propel local treatment i» positively necessary to suc cess, hut many. If not most, of the remedial In general use aiTord but temporary benefit, A enre certainly cannot be expected front snulfs. powders, douches and washes. Ely'i Cream halm, which Is so highly commended. Is a remedy which combines the Important requisites of quick action, specific, curntlvt power with perfect safety nnd plvasnnlncss tc the patient. Talk about women being flighty! Look ni bank cashiers. Faste This in Your Hat. On Dec. 12, 1803. Jan. 0, Feb. 18, March 13, April 10 nnd May 8, 1804. the Union Pacific will sell ticket* to Texas points ami return at one fare for the round trip. Ticket office 1703 Larimer st. Am appears to Insrsaas the value of every flita« aiappt wowi m4 bitwr. Highest of all in Leavening Power.—-Latest U. S. Gov’t Report'' ABSOLUTELY PURE Norwegian Superstition. The simple faith of the Norwegian peasants is that the seeing or not bee - lng of being* of the other world is it mere qdcstion of strong or weak nerves. Only, reversing the generally accepted belief, it is the Northman of strong nerves who has power to see the tt n «crn. And he who sees it fears it uot. “If yotf hare the gift.'' says my in formant. “yoii may see dozens and scores of forms pass your door hut you know not what it is to feel alarm.' ‘‘There's a ghost on every ship.” says the same authority. “My own Uncle who say the unseen plain from his childhood, was married to a wo man who could not believe in spirits. He had a fishing smack of his own and saw strange things of nights. One night he asked her to go out with him and she went. ‘lf I see anything. I will call you.' he said, and flic agreed to it. In the dark middle of the night he could see three men come walking on the water toward the little vessel. He went und called his wife, , saying: “ Look out now. do you see noth-| ing?’ “‘Well,’ said lie, ‘there are three men there, plain to be seen, ami ndtV I'll go and get up the nets, for a storm is surely coming. “Two o'clock was tho wonted hour for getting up tli<- nets, hut wait lie would not in spite of all his wife could say to him. “When 2 o'clock came the nets of all the other fishermen w.-re lost and their boats nearly wrecked in a sudden great storm that rose, hut my uncle was well out of it und anchored in safety, because he could read the signs they were all blind to - All the Year Round. In Olden Times People overlooked the Importance of perma nently beneficial effects and were sallsii-.d with transient action; hut m « that It i- gen erally known that Syrup <>f Fig* will |»*-rnm nently cure habitual cunstl; atiun, well in formed people will no*. Buy oth< r laxative*, which net for a time but finally injure the system. Strnnge ns it may scent, many n girl fall out when she fall* In. fihe fulls In love and falls out with her parents. Sixteen World's Fair Photos for One Dime The Chicago, Milwaukee «V Bt. Paul Rail wny has made an arrangement with a first class publishing house to furnt.-h a serle- nf beautiful World’s Fair pictures, of a large size, at the nominal co-t to the purchaser of only ten cent* for a portfolio of sixteen lliti tratlons. Nothing so handsome In regard to the World’s Fair has yet been publl-hed The series would be worth at least twelve dollar* If the pictures were not published In such lnrge quantities, and we arc therefore able to furnish these works of nrt for only ten cents. Remit your money to George 11. HenfTord. General l’asscnger Agent. Chicago, Milwau kee Ac St. Paul Kali way, at Chicago. 111., ami the pictures will be sent promptly to any specified address. They will make a hand some holiday gift. Cheap Excursion Rates. The Union Pacific tins now on sale winter tourist tickets to Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico points, al-o Key West. Havan i. and to New York and return via Galveston or New Orleans; also one fare to all Texas points on Dec. 12, 1893, .Jnn. Feb It. March 13. April 10 and May 8. 1814. Those who contemplate spending the winter In the South, or wishing to enjoy a delightful sea voyage, can procure full Information regard ing rates, routes, etc., by cnllltig ai city ticket office, 1703 Larimer st.. or addressing Geo. Ally, General Agent, Dcnwr, Colo. Perhaps one reason why girl* are called giddy Is because they make the young men's head swim. Veritable prayer of a little girl who had been punished and taugli* to pray . ». God ! please make ine good! not real good, hut ju-t good enough so I won’t have to be whipped.” Soggy pie Is mentioned ns one of the causes of dyspopsla. One of the causes of soggy pie Is young married women. An Extended Populauitt. Brown's Bhonc!!lai. Troches hnve for many years born the most popular article In use for re Having Coughs and Throat troubles. Ir you are troubled with malaria take Hoech nm's Tills. A positive specific, nothing like It. 25 cents a box. Dining Cars to California. The I’nlon Pacific Is the only line running 1 dining ears between Denver, San Francisco ; and Portland, Ore. Enclose two-eent -tamp for sight* and scenes in California. Ticket ; office 1703 Larimer st, A new story Is entitled, "The Editor’s Wal let.” We have not read It. hut wo know It 1 must he rather Mat. st. Jacobs on eonis mmmin SPRAINS* Chronic Ca6es of Many ¥ ears Cured Easily, SOUVENIR COIN FOR EIGHTY CENTS. NEVER OFFERED BE.FORE FOR LESS THAN ONE DOLLAR. Father or Mother; Y\V/' l\ \\ Sislcr or Brother; . V\ i 'a 1 Sweetheart or Lover j >-[_ \ Al'v // Would be pleased to //' \ JJ receive os a \ JJ oiirislmas or New Year’s Present Something they could always keep as a reminder of the Co lumbian year. What more appropriate than a WORLD'S t FAIR f SOUVENIR * HALF ? DOLLAR? Sent Post-Paid to any address for SO cents in l or 2-cent stamps. Only a limited number left. Order quick from F. O. BROWN, 88 92, West Jnckson Street, Chicago, 111. “COLCHESTER" Spading Boot For Kurm.-i *.Mu)i-i->.U.K.Hatt.l*aiui^^BiassfliaigS ) Other*. Tbcoul<*r i>r tup Mile ••it*>nrt.^PM3p|gg®P the w bole lenatti of i ho *u!e .town aus aasf«"^MWsSB. Now Is a good time to draw your money out of the banks The papers are UiglouUig U> boom up Cun tula an a winter resort. Something New. The “Santa Fe Route” has Inaugurated :s through daily free re.-!lnin • chair car service between Denver, Colorado Springs and Og den In both directions. Holders of ►eeond-clssv tickets to or front Utah or Paolflo ».. tat point# lia tin ; via this line will be permitted to occupy these cara without trira charge. Colonist Sleepers Arc run dally to and from San Franclscr. and Portland. Ore., by the I'nlo.i Pacific. These rnr* are fitted up complete with mat fe«aes, td.ink:-ta. pillows, etc . » qulr.ng nothing to Be furnished by pa-senger* lor any additional informal lon call at city ttcktt office, 17u:t Larimer -• “That was a sad blow,” exclaimed the man whose bou-e hud been overturned by a cy clone. If the Baby is Cutting Teeth. Be sere end esc that nl<l and w. ' tn-d rtnirdy. ¥.*>*. Wnuunr’S finernisu firmer for Children Tuethiliß. The man who walks through life on :i ear pet of velvet, and has a nice time of it. Is the man who think* twice before he speaks once, »nd then dot h. Shiloh's Consumption Cure I It is said that practice makes perfect. This bolsters up the quack doctor. "Hanson's Magic Corn Salve." Warranti-d to .-ore, or iiion-«r ro'aold. Art jour druu-gi-: tin It. Frir” 1• • ■•*■■* The hog Is an easy animal to cultivate. Bo takes root in any -oil K«.. Colchester Spading Uoct-o.lv. ... other cotumn. conics It" in poor mid robust by tit. “Di-. '.v.tj /t * • 1”‘ clnlly Hilapt«*.l 1 "•* Ailttost** It - nn -M'l- r.-storativ* t“’i I ic wi:»«-l» builds tn» i.e.*;-d In : urtlytreiig.il In ovonr blood-taint or disorder doesn’t: 1 -.'tielit or cur”, you have your I money ba<-k. 1 Dr. IL V. Pifrcb: Iknr Sir- I trilli my that I li—l the “Mi •li'id Dl*”. very b-r n.v , little k ...... u..n”t j iSRJK'SSS I WWX& uSy PostmtuT-cr of Aldon. Perry Co* Tcr.n. I-’ I Thompson’s £y* Vfater. HARRIAGE PAPER ;:. Fr : c -. .X tiUXNKhS' MONTHLY, TOI.EDO, OHIO- At-a-Fricel^sß Patents, i r^de-Marks, Vxnininiitlnii nml A.'.v. .• n» t” I’atentgWltty of The Western Trail Is published bv Ih” Grent G™'* Rome and > fssnt I quart rly 4 “ s.-nt free for one vonr by addn—ing L-Altor Western Trail. Chicago. J.\o Sebastian. G. I\ A.. Cl JjBOOKS ... \ KtC KAVE YQU BUUBB.O or FROTHUDiIfO A-lLiia r.rx’T OR. 80-SAN-KO S PILE REMEDY, FjII / a.-tn (lir,-.’i:v on port* attoetorf. * ab*ort>* ;nn .r-.. iillb”* r.'ng.«ir.-"tir.rf Oil CQ a prrinßi! "in our... i’rio.- Jr^Minr nLCO orina. I'r Ji .. UI-. Ely's Cream Balml&^g&l wiu. Ot Ki: test®. itrT ’iiiloSl.'oo'\Vurrcn ft..N.V. Denver Directory. DE \ VK.lt TEN >Nti\W M - ■. -Id t: i. < . PHOTO. SITI’hIES Uv;;.;.,;,” 1 HARDWARE, tooui * J. M, M.VIHI.-S SO*-, 'ftnn) Wati-a, TO POPI'LIST PRESS AND PEOPLE. 1 take pleasure in announcing thkt I 1 Have made arrangements on behalf • ' the National Reform Press Assoeia ! t on, whereby plates and ready-prints containing Populist matter officially ) approved nnd recommended by the Na tional Reform Press Association and Chairman Taubcneek, in quantity de sired, will be furnished by THE WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION Write to the Western Newspaper Union for samples and prices. No other house furnishes authorized mat ter. W. S. MORGAN, Beo. National Reform Press Association. Address t Western Newspaper Union, DENVER. COLO. *. N. Ik ilaavwi VM.Jk. Na. t«l—lt W han writing to adrarilMts *laa*a aay that jruv mw ti» advsrttasasat is t|ris iwpst.