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THE ABOUB Fill DAY. AUGUST 28. 1896.
MAC1NT VH E;S BAtlANTA Th mm who Brnnrtl their country's honor from uu armehjiir were nobly mart. VTaa not Itii;t tlinMfWinx i,t the gatfFcf Jndin. nut where the gaz tUfr iva lvnjl h? la th"!rhejni:siiinp Th" Daily flpr Id hftitr t l"p np it r"pntation, n th hi-f nt tr M.n.-intyre, nnd tlie two turn fffilt roiiii."l. "Vk'lmj v tfant," auiil the little luau to I lu dig out', "isiieCnite informa tion almnt the Pamir rocutrr; whether there U any ner;i,m iuovi went along tho Kui-'Iiid-'h; frontier; the truth about tliw AL4ll railway and ih.rv. Whi n can j.u tart.'' I.v iittvic tlirvW Litik hi. head and rttW his thi.ulrti i. 'Tumi.rrow un.riiiDK. "it", as soon an 1 ran get uiy 1 -tlr-rs of credit aud my paper. " Ami no, on a sweltcrinjr Juno day, "Macintyre l.ui'leil fnmi tlm ftcainer Ir tish lit t!n rl m uly wixHieu, m.tKf, jwjt lielnv tli f-rry at Sfiii !uIut iniik, hav ing In.'"!" tin' Jon rin y from Ixuulnu villi-. nt. )nti h in lii than a month. T!r ii hi ironlili'M b (Mil. Hi avowed pnrpine v.n t hit nrptli in t ho Ala T.ni. but tli' Ilii-wiuii goviTiii r, Cnlnncl lSotiam itrli, cither iloulif' d liU errand or tl.f w.ii iminiid tn make him payfnr hi whitfe. At any rati", evrythinx Mclif t.i'ip! d. N"V r with linrite mo liai'l lo pi !' l.y. There were n few rr"ieWd Ku-ifliii! Irutn, lint n.. fnrTur rmiu'i -it''iU, there wan eot one to tie liail fir lov. r uu my. Then came a hit' Ii t:ix'it oiK-rr. Tho oflieiul mail frn:u Toholvk .nt una'-cmuitalily delay ed, and no on i.n.l no on. 'f !' piVenmr, i if pour', was di.-guht-iimly (xihte. und ilaeimyre, not i bo outilnne, kept an e lurry ua thonl! he liud mi iti fin- in the world except to bu laii'lieit about troiu i-cretary ti clcri: mid to Le the put n jit jwey of ileus und JUO4,Ultl A wii'h iaH d. Macintyre; had done utii''.K I uf iT,-f-nfi' jtnidc. Uu was u tr a-nre. fo iiojl.t, f r l.e tt iH-.ril to know i very route anil u'liior-l evi ry vil lage lit wnii .Seiiiipl.ittitl and Ak Tfn. iSeuiiiv V.-;i not hi Ntrong point. Hi i fan v.vjt Ilk?- t!H- fop erut tr u i;t!;irp loaf, viMi two ohliijno rlitH for iyeand n I!ih M-t in the hollow in the riiiildie, hut he eonld ride nnd litfht and lie trno to Inn iiult, for Vernuk was n Kara Kiruhi. Tli" w li iftew to a tumuli, nnd tin town lx-rame nnlfiiniMi'. The Imiff, ntra.'KUl Mreettof l.im- n Kleumi'iK whito 111 the 'iileiH nun; Ih.1 KtrMij; i of vi einu ritnii'N v ith their fi'iliy diivem; the aulul oilit of relay of )rioiirri with piKiy twin mid eyen wolll-h for liln-rty denied ; the liorril'le ellfiivium whirl) uteit.tn'd from their unv.a'hi d i' it mid tin ir Iri1i.oiiii rnU"; aixivi' all, tin: t lik i ' the j.rimnis llne tlniiu in.iiti- iife a tlia-tly n vlitni irc. 1 . .1 vim u n oiM',ary ronridernrioii. hut a very real tnie. M.n iiilyre l.viil lim Hiiei e-iv- dinlii Hi f unit toil, varied only by uu raftioiiul relit f i f lihii. whiH- In jfrew to lmitho the sight of rranlK rrie, und hi i'x'.fr- roso ut the onr rye hr'ieL Of iiiiinwi he IimiI not attempted to do more than w ml an ti ii-ion.il teh'Kinin to Fleet Hrert. and tlvm of the nnn-t lionii'iniiiiltal ehariu-ter. Ho visited tin? markets and ehntlereil with tin mer chant, who, in return, kept hU toiivm' limher to tl.e Tnrki and (cuve him al liahln hints id out the rimnl :y and hi intended r -.'ti'. His t ill, npare finrri, elad in a lijht nr.iy unit of Af'icm eloth ;t;id pnnviwd by n pith In Inn f, is 1 swr.ro; a!imj tin iitn-i'ts eaiiie to be us well known In S'iiiipalatink ns the ohiar.of St Nirholas outride the ehnn h and lot krd M pisiI, no matter how hot and liiirtv everybody rl.r inii;lit be. At Lift, one day when tlm lioontiil. uii was htaziiiu r?is lieri'e-it; when tin ilnst was in everything i-yin. ears nnd teeth ; when tlw ns-K linni t!io i,ver and the fetid ioiipII of the pfio!m had ilrtVPtl evetylsily el-e to the shelter o the honses and K"sn limbed h' j M:r intyri'. lisikmit hs it he h id jiif-t eoiuc out of a friKidariani, tithi.at n wrinkle on his lean, brown f.ie, though the ghost of u smile kept flitting in his k. en Ifruy eye, t roll-d down to the odieial resnb m-e of the uiiveritor, a baio briek barrurk fr.izlmj; in the sun. There h pron iiled, with tho nitnost frond lenipi'r, to awaketi everi lssly from the niest.i the nrter at the g-deway. therlerks In the ct-amt ln r.n, the ee rt tary iu bi nuiietnm. He was trememlonsly sorrv to be ueh a Ism-, but time v us pttingon. uu ttu rt.ili vtonld lie nnaepieaeha tie, ao Ik had eue to iinmirv uhout tlnsH plrr of his. Nothing In ard as yet? Heastly nuisuik-e! Well. In- won! look iu tomorrow nhout tin- msme tiim lVrluips by then they would have sonn tbinff for him. And he r.oil.lnl to tin wealing, runiug cicifc and lnunxM huprnly away. Then the governor lot hi t-miwi ami invitations poured in njioii the hit k lea Kmlihiuuil fruia kit iiuutlei tirvakfast. Iumli, recrpttuu l.e a never alone for a moment, t f eor.rsi thiM rsropiert. he was always lu sigh and rould nt if t into mi liief. But the governor had forgotten hi daughter Maria. This young lady ha been tn velicnl in tngUnd. and mni-li lrferred Marintyre'a frank ctiuiti-sy t th ai-nsnons brutality witu whieli eve the edupatetl Kussian treats his woman kind. So die anil Mai-intrTe fiirtiil out rageously. There was not a thought of harai in it, bat the governor wui fari ns, and ao waa a pertain lieutenant vt Coasarka. JJatnrallyit waa the baruhna who f ava Macitityre Li rhance. Oovernfir Colonel Uorisoviteh held a grand reeeption. to whi'h Maeintyre waa duly invited. "or the two days be. for tha functioti, however, the town had bta tonneutrd by the boor an a lot, dry wiiil 'which is one at ths rhorms it SiUria; the sun hud beon a i.all of lir and the town on uucay uijt heap. Am a eonnequeiice tho salons became nnlxarahle, and so tin- governor con verted the ample flat of his roof into a bit of fairyland. The Rnssian loves hitiese lanterns and colored lnmps. Here, when the evening was well ad vanced, 3facinryre found hitn'slf for the moment alone. Aronnd him was th pleasant oasnrros of light pliotter and th rustle -f woman, sharpened by the tinkle of enrol", langhter and the mu sical dink of ice in the goblet; tielow im stretched the gray mystery of the formless plain and liberty. Into the cloudless t-ky the yonug moon began to .vim, and by her light Macintytv could trace the broad caravan rood which led to UluguUki uud freedom. A light touch fell upon his arm and the voice of Marie Uorisoviteh said: Hiw sweet the moonlight sleeps! Da, I forgot ! There is no bank, but only uiusic, moonlight and" She paused and dropiied a mocking courtesy. Maeintyre faced her with a smile of comrade. "And I um so dull, barish- na. that I have to be reminded of the invitation." She raised her pretty rhonldcrs with littln shrug. "You are not compli mentary. The fact is, Mr. Macintyre," looking flown that he might not see the anghfer in her ryes, "you are suffering from the Imuran. A morning gallon would do yon all the good in the world. " Hn understood the laughing mischief. but In- nnswerifl her quite seriously: l on think w? Hut 1 have no hurries. nd, what is worse, no one else would Ms-ni to have anv for rale." Bozhe moi, how unfortunate. " SLo began opening and shutting ber fun as if that had tcn the one thing impor tant. "Tin n I Mippose we shall not have the pleasure of your company next week?" "Next week, barishna?" "Yi-s. Haven't you heard of the mighty question of tho pygmies which has been keening ns ull ugog for a month pot?" th, yon mean the quarrel between he Kiighiz. khans which the governor Las lieeu trying to appease." Inch he hoji apiicascd, thank good ness! AH the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this house of the Kirghiz odor." . And yet how happv could I be nu- ler one of their flapping tents. I was Art aiuing of it when v on came tore- prove me. Look and ho drew her nearer to tho silken rope which ran waist high almvethc coping of the roof look, what a charming contrnst. "Charming, indeed," she answered. with the contempt of knowledge, "and you could prefer that to this?" And she put Ik r hands behind her. "What a pity you cannot examine those yourts a little closer. If you could onlr to to this what do yonr Anglo-Indians call a Hurling win rc there are races und" " ;ymkhati:i, do yon nvan?" "Yes, tli;;t is it. Next week tlic ivei.n- iliatiou ls'twis-n the khans is to be rsdel'ia'ed by a sort of Tartar gymkha na. I shall bo there, and the Kirghiz urc splendid horsemen." And to the making of a horseman go two things, n man and" r'h.' tmddiiL Maciutyro looked at her hard for u further hint, but her dancing y-s and smiling lips dched inquiry. Tho Kussian, girl us well us boy, is a born diplomat. "Next day Macintyre provided himself with a complete Kirghiz outfit, from the long woolen shirt to the kalal, a poat like a dressing gown; u tibetka, lik" a polo cap, and a sheepskin hat, like a guard's busby. His plan was very sim pie. He meant to go to this show, to which, of course, he had been invited. and then to slip away from the party. rig himself out, iu his Kirghiz costume, join the Tengri, mid, papers or no pa pers, carry out his mission. Aeiiirdiugly Yermak, who had been going and coming ls-twccn the town and the yourts for three days, did not return upon the night Is-fore the show. He was to lio jienlu with his master's disguise in a plump of slirnli geranium about midway between the town and the yourts. Kiirly on the mornins of the fateful day t lie governor and his suit, with a guard of Cossacks, a brilliant cavalcade. set out; tne whole iinclini?. fl:ishin iiughiiig iu the bright, cool air. Macin tyre to tho surprise of everybody, al mosthad a capital mount, aiid so was honored with a place among the staff; he was well surrounded there. Tiny n ached the yonrts about 9. drank kmiaiiss. lounged and smoked the pigarvtto of peace. At 3 carne the grand event of the day. Within a rude inclosnre of bushes aiid rann rs hair ropes, two lines of mountisl Kirghiz, each so strong, ranged them selves opposite to one another. B hind each lank was a post, smeared black in one case, ml iu the other. The specta tors were all outside; the governor and his party, the two khans, who glowered at one another iu the most promising way, and tlicu a vast circle of men. women and children, every flat Tartar lace aglow witn excitement. lJetwocn the twomeunt"d line within tlie ring s:tt a sohtniy rider, holding a kid before Inin. He lift -d the struggling co uture once, twice, thrn-c. and nt ev ery lift it bleated. At the third the two lim-s of horsemen sin it forward und in a Umnient the gioiuid was ixi'anie.1 . galloping, tearing, screaming mass cf ! mounted devils, each of whom was trv ing to get poss.-ssion of the poor little kid and touch with it the black pet or the nt 1. For an hour tln bounds of pandemo. nitiiu seemed broken. One was choked with the elond of dust which rose from rider uud onlookers a!ike, was deafened by their khouts aud screams, and poi soned Ly the reck of their steaming bodies. At List one cf the Tengri tonchi the black post with ti:e horrible rep:r.r.nfs . t .. V. .. 1. ..1 i . : J T l . ,i . i. i i.t ii.u vuir ueeu kill. 1CI' XiUS- sian governs bad hai enough uud to had his campauions. They moved o2 to tad tiiuu soiai-i.G.iy miocu AiaLiucyrc. During tih EUiuay of the "kid giinie" h- had cuizht K .trie's eve f".r a mo- lueut uud hud notided farew-11 to her. Hie liad smiled Lack to hiiis "Good lack," rather wistfully, and then her had edged off behind the yourts, struck into tiie scrub und by the time he wus iniwcd was safe in the tree geranium with, Yermak. There he donned the Kirghiz dress, from the woolen shirt, which made him itch all over, to the baggy trousers and hoois; the kalal und tihrtka he laid read-, bnt it was too hot to put them on yet. Then Yermak produced some venison cut np ino pieces about the size of a domino, and lookiug as eat uble. which he roasted over the ashes. With these aud some corn brandy fla vored with cranberries the two men made a u.eul. So did the mosquitoes. Afu-r that the fugitives lay and swel tered, Macintyre doing his bist to forget his troubles in a pipe. The only sounds were thi-buzz of the mosquitoes und the champ of the horses, except now and then tor a sharp slap when one of the "Russians" became too intimate with Macintyre, cr for the quick jingle of buckle and bft when one of the horses flicked his tail and shook himself to be rid of the flies. At last, when the sun began to de cline and the long shadows to creep over the plain, Macintyre get np iuto a willow that grow near a moist patch, and from them kept a bright lockout for the Russians. Presently out of the red haze lie caught the flash of the l r.v sun upon burnished steel, and soon m;:dc out the whole patty the governor and his staff, and then, at an interval of perhaps a hundred yards, a gay group of ladies and officers. Macintyre coald almost fancy that he heard the ripple of tho laughter and the jingle of the acconter nieuts. The Cossack guard was not to he 6:-en. Po-ssibly ic was hunting about for him. Horses and men grew larger as they Came on, till rtie cavalcade was about a quarter of a mile from Muciutyrc's hid ing place. Suddenly, like a puck of pray wolves, there dashed out of the s rub a party i f Kirghiz rome .".() Mi-ong. W'ix'n a rash they rode down the little party of ladits and officers, nnliorsing several mid scat tering the rest rk-.hf nnd left. Then two of them si ized the hoist-upon which the baii.-ii!.a was riding, and the whole troop, rwervitjr t . the right, galhuicd madly back i:i tho tirtcticn of tho yonrts. l'or Siveral mitintcs tho wildest con fusion pn vailed among tho Russians, me:: and horses driven hither uul thith cr, some in ver to rise again. One poor fellow lay. hand under head, as if asleep with his, neck brok n. But the habit of discipline constrain ed. Two of the freshest men galloped ahead tocall out the guard. The injured, with the ladies, moved slowly onward. ThnpiKtof the party drew in belts. !oel: ed to f. irth and stirrup leather, aud thou dashed after the f;yiug Kirghiz. Meantime these last, leaving the track, l'i;:iii to boar toward some low hills, behind which t lie sun was fast de clining in a glory of cloudy color. But whereas the Tartars, knowing the ground, made rapid way, the Russians became hopelessly embarrassed iu the scrub. It was all the work of a few minutes aud looked like a scone in some realist io drama. Macintyre was a man of action. Y'ermak had had all his wild blood fired by the sudden rush and tho thunder of the galloping horses. "Karen Issyk," he shouted in his gross vo!ci, and waved his hand toward the Kirghiz. Macintyre recognized tho name of the elan which had been de feated in the "kid fame." Almost at a moment the two men sprang t.i the sad dle, and, Y'ermak leading, rode as hard as the nature of the ground would per mit after the firing baranta. The scrub seemed alive with men. Macintyre s one desire was to come up with the two who had the lady, and he felt under his kalal for his revolver. Presently the scrub brgan to thin, luckily, for riding in the heavy Kirghiz, ditfa wsi hot work. A minute or two more, and Macintyre saw three figures break into the open ; they were Marie Boriscvitch and her captors. Forgetting his dress, ho shouted: "Courage, barishna. We are coming!" She turned, rocognizing the voice, but seciug only Kirghiz as she thought, sank together again upon her saddle aud made r.o effort. Tin! cTy was, however, fatal to Mac intyre. Iu a moment he was surrounded by yelling tribesmen and borne onward in their rush, a prisoner. He looked aronnd.. Resistance was hopeless. Ycr luak had disappeaivtL For an hour they rode madly on, al ways toward the low hills and" the set ting snn. The air was full of the bitter sweet perfume of crushed bracken. The white birch shivered ghostly in the half light. The eheriomka shed her snowy jietals npon tii: m. ritill they swept on, deeper and moredii ply, into the shadow of, the hills. At last Macintyre saw the red twin kling of many fires. Then came the yelping cf dogs, and in a few minutes the party rode into th inidst of a elam mcring crowd of men, women and chil dren. Marie Borisovitch was lifted from her horse, half dead with fatigue and terror. Macintyre was dragged to tho ground, his kalal stripped off and his arms pinioned. Then the two were laid before tho khan, who sat framed in the lark opening of his yourt toiiftiinkiug in the firelight, half stcpid with na liphka. The courage of both man and girl arose as they felt the firm gronnd be neath their feet aud knew something of their danga r. "We are to see the yonrts a little closer together, barishna," said Macin tyre. with a smile. She nodded with somcthinecf her rid brightness, while the lirtligbl rcdih-md tne gold gr her Hslt and flickered in her honing eye. ivaih lh3 :n from their throats, For a mtnuto or two they stood tlraa 1 he and the girl, with their captors, by the fire, the blinking khan at their fcet--Matintyre. with the instinct of the journalist, thinking what splendid copy the scene would make, Aronnd them, in a wide semicircle, squatted the Kirghiz, the men listening to the talk of the returned raiders, the women gazing at the high bred Russian girl as at a vision from another world, nnd holding their children between their knees to remind them of this the flat faces, the glistening eyes, springing into sight or falling iuto shadow as the fire light leaped or sank. A hush fell upon all as one of the Kirghiz, having prostrated himself be fore the khan, told the story of the baranta. It was a drowsy business, but the end niude np for all. "Behold now, O kliiui, give order that we may obey ; give order, O son of ULiiighiz, whose wisdom is boundless as the steppe, whose anger terrible aa the bouran. " Aud the khan blinked in the firelight. "Who hud poisoned his ualiphka so that he could not think?" Macintyre saw how it was, and hope revived. While the Kirghiz was dron ing out his oration, the Englishman mattered to the girl at his side, "Have you a knife or a pair of scissors?" .She sidled a little closer to him. The next moment his anus were free and he felt her bare hand brush over his. Every nerve in his body tingled. Of course they were ouly comrades iu danger, but well, he was man and she was woman. The Kirghiz droned ou, trying to pierce the muddl'-d wits of the. khan, who sat blinking in the tire flicker. Presi ntly the brute's head nodded and his sheepskin cap was tilted over his eyes. A child laughed. Then the rage of tho savage and tho fire of the ualiphka blazed out together. The khan 1 axd to his feet and glared ai und him. his eyes rolling in the fire play. He flung his arms toward the prisoners aud shouted a guttural order. Threw women started forward, but Macintyre was nearest and free. He leaped npon the khan, gripped him by the threat of his kalal and clapped a re volver to his cur. Then ho aired his Tnrki: 'Jl.ar, men of the Issyk. The daugh ter of the Groat White Presence will go into the yonrt of the khan. He audi have much to say. Lot no man presume to draw near, or I wiil slay this one where I?e stands." For a heart throb the lives of the prisoners hung upon a thread. Then Macintyre nodded to the girl, who slip Tied into tho yourt and dropped the flaps behind her. The khan stood passive. To feel that rim of cold iron was wonderfully sober ing. But when the girl had disappeared, he shook himself together und laughed a thick laugh. "Ha!" he cried, "rinroly this also is a mighty khan. Let us treat him ns a brother. Si t tho caldron and brinr; forth the sher.i. IL.stcu. men of tho Issyk. ! .st reproach lull upon our hospi tality." Macintyre never loosvnod his hold. He vutcl.etl with his mul in his eyes. Four men set up a i;ieat caldron and filled it from their wate r skins. Two others heaped brushwood, dried fern and camel argols around it, and tired the heap. Another man dashed away toward the herd. Silence reigned in the groat circle of watchers. They might have been st nines br.t for their eyeballs rolling in the firelight. Tho scone fascinated Macintyre, and for a moment he relaxed his vigilance, lu a heart lieut the pistol was dashed from his hand, he was hurled to tho ground, thrust head to knees end hands to feet, and so Imcud. Th.cn two men carried him like a sheep toward tho caldron and oropped him down by the lire. The water wus already beginning to Mss as the great pot heated. The crowd pressed :il They had often heard ot a fclian, when he caine to pow er, thrusting a brother or an nucle into the lsiiling caldron. Now thry were going to sec it done, and thev'fonght for a go wl place. TIio khan urged the men to pile on more fuel and cursed the slowness of the lire. Macintyre lay iu torment. The cords cut into hiui and the heat made them bite t he do ter. The lire was eating in to ins iie-u wnere mo clothes were drawn t ight by his donblcd bodv. In tho throb of his agony ho caught himself wishing that burning wool did not stink so. 1 hi; steam began to curl above tho caldron, and he almost welcomed the idea that it suggested. Anything must he iM'ttir man this iiry torture. Suddenly a woman screamed. Ho could not turn his head, but ho knew the voice. It was Marie Borisovitch, who. drawn by the rumor of the crowd, 1 ..l: l i nuu siipiAu iitjiu me yourt. she saw and understood. With a supreme effort Macintvre dominated his botly, and, though "his voice was hoarse with agony, thouted out : "Marie, the revolver dropped inside tne yourt, iae norscs are to the left l ly! ' The khan did not understand English, mil i oe ivue .is uniuistuHable. He roar ed an cider. Two men stopp,-d to raise Macintyre and thrust him into the boil ing caidron. I here was u sharn rrack- iud he ou the right threw np his arms ana ion iorara, tearing at the fire vrith his hands. Then it seemed to Macintvre tW. th hot was echoed with a thousand rever lerations; the roai of thunder was in n is ears; tne earth shook and he knew no more. When he came to himself, Marie was living cool bandages to hit lnirns and eruiak. was noiaiug .i water hkin. A week later Macintyre got his papers auu 6tt out io - snoot argali'Muthe Ala Tan. His last public appearance in r-cuupaiatinsu was at the wedding of Mane Boriovitch and the lieutenant cf t-ossa-k-s. But everybody knows what a furore his letters made when they ap peared in The DoUy Herald. Gentle- luan s Jdagazine. - COUnfTRY AIR PROMOTES LONG LITE. Breathing- an Atmosphere of rarity Ward OAT iLtoadly DUciite. The loss of pure air, sunshine sml other ' 'free" goods and their effect on tho physique of city dwellers are not ade quately compensated by hygienic re forms of town life ltseif, while the in creased number and complexity of sen sations impose a greater strain npon the nervous system. The nervous degenera tion which thus accrues may perhaps be checked in time by further hygienic im provement of the town and by a gradual readjustment between the nervous sys tem and its changed environment. But meantime grave physical injuries arise directly from those very economic changes which have raised the economic condition of the great mass of the work ers and have probably reduced the quantity of purely economic poverty. hen we reflect that the physical in juries of town life, attested by tables of mortality aud impaired muscular activ ity, fall most heavily upon the poor, we shall see grave reasons of industrial and social life ait' generally favorable to the physical vitality of ihe low paid worker or the residuum that is to say, whether he gets any net vital advantago out of the higher rate of real wages which he obtains when he is working. hen we also bear iu mind that each year a higher proportion of the workers are living in large towns, where the duration of life is about 15 per cent less than in the country, and that tho age of enforced retirement from regular wage earning is, bv reason of the strain of competition und the regulations of trade organizations considerably earlier than it was formerly, and that an increased irregularity ot employment is disccrui mo in many ot most trades, we may hold it doubtful whether the average worker of the lower order makes a total life wage which is any higher than he made formerly. The conclusion applied by Charles Booth to the whole body of workers that "in one way or another effective working life is ten years longer in the country than in town" has an important significance when we remem ber that each decennial census shows a growing proportion of workers subject to the conditions of town life. Contem porary Review. THIS TO PF.EVENT SEASICKNESS. A Sew York Iloctor Prmcribes Mixed Pep tone, Sherry and Cracked Ice A New York physician has originated ' a novel preventive for seasickness, which has the advantage of being simple and seemingly sure. At all events, it was tried with marked sncccs3 upon a young woman who is always affected by the comparatively slight motion of sound steamers and railroad trains. In her case, after two doses, she was ablo to bear without inconvenience the rolling beyond Sandy Hook and the subsequent tossings of tho voyage. Tho remedy is the administration every half hour of two spoonfuls of pep tone m 6herry, cooled by pouring over cracked ice. Tho theory of this is no less interesting than the dose itself. The young doctor argnes that tho swallow ing of frequent small quantities of pre digested and slightly stimulating food produces a sedative effect npon the stomach and counteracts the jouncing brought about by the incessant and vio lent motion of a ship at sea. Other doctors have quite lately in vented a seasickness cure consisting cf cocaine or bromides, the latter in larg9 doses, these being given with the design cf dulling the stomach, as it were, and so preventing nausea. But it cannot be learned that any actnal results ha.e been attained in this way New York Herald. Enclifclimem Who TraTeled. Whoro ono Englishman traveled in tho reigns of the lir.st two Georges ten now go on a grand tour. "Indeed," says a contemporary writer, "to such a pitch is the spirit of traveling conio in tho kingdom that there is scarcely a cit izen of large fortune bnt takes a flying view of France, Italy and Germany in a summer's excursion. " Gibbon wrote from Lausanne describing the crowd of English who were ' already thronging tho beautiful shores of Lake Lenian. An interesting series of hints to "persons traveling from Britain to France" ap peared in The Gentleman's Magazine for tho year 1780. From them we gath er that no snch thing was to be had in France as ready furnished lodgings and that it was impossible to board in a "genteel family," aud extremely diffi cult to get into "genteel companv. The author adds the remark that "this keeping of good company is attended with some expense a man must game, he must keep a carriage, and he must dress according to the fashion. "Corn hill Magazine. Ballet That Wear Oat Gani. There is one thing which users of the new high velocity rifle of 80 caliber have to consider, and that is the effect of the copper or nickel jacket on the grooves of the rifle. A bullet that leaves the muzzle of a' rifle at a velocity of 2,000 feet a second is so wearing on the rifling, especially near the muzzle, that the accuracy of even tho hardest bored rifles is seriously impaired inside of 12, 000 Hhofs at the mast The lead ballets, or those bnt slightly hardened with a mixture or tin, do not wear the narreis to the same extent, and the barrels last far longer. New York Sun. Mad a Difference. Forrester You live in a quiet part of the town, do yon not? Lancaster Not now. "Moved?" "No. Twins." London Answers. If a machine or device has been in Tiublic use or on sale fur more than two years previous to the application this tact will generally prevent the granting or a patent John Hunter, the famous anatomist, once said that the feminine love of con versation was consequence cl pe culiarity la brain tiasae. Colonn Sand Stone Quarries Sawed building stone, Ashlar and trimmings a specialty. For cheapness, durability- nd beauty extolled by none. This stone does not wash or color the wall with alkali, etc Plans sent ns for estimates will receive careful attention and be returned promptly at our expense. Quarries 12 miles from Rock Island on the C. It. A Q. K. R. Trains Ni.s. 6 and 10 will htop and let visitors off and on. Bridge stone, corn crib blocks and foundation stone any size desired. Samples of Stone and Photos of Buildings can be sotn at Room No. 12, Mitchell & Lynde's build ing. Address: Arthur Burrall, manager, Rock Island or Colona, 111. " n i ,' i 1 WOMAN'S! joy i at finuinrr health, n ft cry I...... ,.r.Unl . . m..tT..r Br iimtirimd. Th .ii.vjui! have found it 1 lit re this lady tiid. After twin an invalid far yrs 1 went t the) Siout ily tn.M.tti. Ktatslttt ttMiftltis, sint $itM .id rainr mmnf v.,,rP ttan befsjr. I btf a ii n-m mi HiMuiiveudMfitl lcnw. and mw 1 4 Mf a liMiu k. fwf fawiihr of MUii J. T. Jkr FUUra, Lurl !. 'A FEMALE COMPLAINTS, V r? v si ml M vrtlc T.iiie-constitutin:.I. C I-,-;.... , 1 u p. I'iNt :i'tiii wqiuCu iiniacTT.nsipiiysBciaTis.a'aj .! " . . . . Ptrltctl y 1 f i C A MTiT CC of both nsid an instrcct- jc:in lc had c.ircct J r ot a;tnts n.EJC CT0R MEDICAL ASS'S Socth Eekii. Iko. Jf HEXT i WEEK. . Mrs. M. J. SasosKT, Agent, llUThirtr-MvantbSU. Houfialaad eCrfARE Or IMITATION 3 carcrri-A if Fi&f.iDsr!? ...I. ... rrr r- rOR SALE fbV AL L. DOUOG'5TS OQ O s JACKSON MlQiCAL CQ. CK'CiGO ILL' 5 jj iOO 0 t LftSU 5r IMPLPiAL fa LOG. wN.B. Dont lako iny stilistitute wiUi 1h same rwinc lut different JspHlin iiwliichnurdruii5t 0 smokes Ivvice is mucli - 'J CLAASEwr IMITATIONS A. i. R1a.Tfonrtham.oranrd St..RnrkI.ld if ii ine nnriur can ni-!p. lit imitmrnt n: rsj tl;irttaijlr,atii1hfcbnt ,trc:jijij;h. With thru- rrr.it: they ludicicuu cere tlicinsclvt- Jt nt home, ciuickly, rtirrly, chenii'v. ft DAVIS COMPANY ' Baariaa avo TsamLanBS Baaivtasa. iftSTAL Cheaper Than MIFalllfPW Wrisley's 64 Old Country Soap BOTH OVASTITY AXD QUALITY. SEIVEHS fc CONTRACTORS ainncdaof wotaden nffioa and Shop 71 Twelfth atrt Dr. Pears Ttaer ara pram pt, aafe and arrtala ta atnt. eeaaara(,aijiWL For Sale by A. J. Keiaa, druggist, PROFESIOUAL CARDS. T-IOHBP1B. Tuckson c Harat, Attorneys at I .aw. Office la Bock UltxA Saucoal tank ttaCduic. aswamr clvuoi Sweeney Sc. Walker, attorneys and CouucelloM at Law. Office to Bccgstoa block. Chariot J. F.earle. Attorney at Law. boce talnrenf .11 Lin4 irm )tlf miwade4 . frUtrV AOOrn-r of Hivfc l?lu.J cnoiitf Dice, l'uatu&ive bluok. ZXoEniry & Mdlclry. Attorneys r.t lMUi mono cm rood iwir.tr; ke c-ttUt-kew. KrfM-rnee. MllrUcU a l.,i,.u. 1-ai.kcrm. Uttce, FottuDlra Muck. PBVHitnaxa. Dr. A. Gragsaa, Physician and Snrgeon. Offlce, Ham b'.ock, tSlyL Twentietb (treat. Telephone 13M. Office Hiur 8 to It a. tn., 1 to5adtotpai E. O. Ilenner, 21. D. BoaBorATBlT. rhjkician and Surgeon. Omoa and Beeldei.ee sea Slx'eentk atrt Dr. Chaa. M. Robertaon. Eje, Ear, Nose and Throat Onlj. OXce, WhllUkor Block. rmttiweatcnrBet Tblrd and Bradratreela. Davenport, Iowa. Kootna IT and IS. Bourn: tu 11 a. n., 1 u4 n. Afif)HiTnnce. DRACR KERKS Architects and Superintendents. Room a, Mitchell a L)Bto VaPCtnc. Socosd Boor GEO. P. STACDUH AR Architect. Plan and miwrtrtendrnea for all elaaaeaof bnudinjj. Bouma In Jlar-ta block. Henry Gaetje, Pi op. cuirriAKxocK nueseht. Cot Flcwnrs aud Designs ot all kinds. Cieetnn, isnj axrond avenue TeleiibKM IS10. flKnTINTn. Dr. Joltn E. Hawlhorne. DKST1ST. DBNTIJT. DENTIST, " DENTIST. S Coital farlora, over Barts at I'lKmevat rng aton. Talraavanna mxA Twocttotk otreei. n let appulntoaau for aklliad dental work. CHALIPIOriT a Doctors Bill. SOLD BY ALL DILXLCRS. ANDERSON and BUILDERS. sral Jobbing ooae oa abort aotlea and aatktfactloB ruraataaa BOCK ISLABD EVERY WOMAN da a rai iabk, aaonthly, rernlatiar eiooletna. Ontf liaialajs BBa t parol or uankoald be rnni, II 70a vaal tha baat, fea - Pennyroyal Pilla i's) Bock Isla: d, I1L