not Inclined to rwxwi
to the laity.
M«d, aajs the A mer l
they are alpaont
>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
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
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.
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
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.
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THE PARIS LETTER.
THE FRENCH BOARDING HOUSE
Bsardla* la Prtrst. Fernlll** Unknown
la ths flSf French Capitol
Happjr Olrla and Experienced Old
| OR FOREIGNERS
to find board in de
sirable French pri
vate families is
practically next to
I men, who actually
\ have no word for
| “home,” have the
fiercest kind of
jealousy for the
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
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
“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
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who raid: “Two vaat and trunkleaa legs of
where his memory will regularly fail
him so that he cannot add
Btand In the desert. Near them on the
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
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 DEACONS AGAIN.
It Is Possible Thst They Will Deeome
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
one way or the
other on the sub
ject of the proposed
convention of post
masters which it is
hoped to hold in
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.
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.
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
"Did Chris or John ever say any
thing to you about thorn?” asked
••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
“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.
"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
“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
“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
“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
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
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?
Mrs. Lakeside—This financial panic
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?”
“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
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
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
“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
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
Johnny Was Feeling Better.
Doctor—Well, Johnny, don’t you
feel better since 1 gavo you tho med
Johnny—Yos; forg *t all about be
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*
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
“Wheie away?” said the officer o?
“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.—
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
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.
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
Talk about women being flighty! Look ni
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''
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, ,
“ Look out now. do you see noth-|
“‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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wiu. Ot Ki: test®.
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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.
t Western Newspaper Union,
*. 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.
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