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Talks. By EDWIN A. NYE. ICNapgrKaat aBf. b>- American Freaa Aaao I >atlon ] LAUGH EARLY AND OFTEN. Mlrth ls (jod? medicine. Everybody ouylit to bathe ln It.-O. \V. Holtnaa. Mlrth a medicine? lYitainly. and a good one?better tban hiilf tbe prepuratlous of materla BWdtea. It ls one of uature's real toni.'s. n balin for life's bruiaes, a waive for sorrow8, a llnlment for men? tal paat, a pauaeea for wounded hearta. Dr. Sundersnn says: Mlrth. cheerfuluesH, Is a better stlm ulaut for the tisauea of the body than drugs, whk-h react. Laughter ls an actual llfe glving luflueo.ce. Another physlelan has said. "Fun ls a food and neeessary to wholeness as bread." Therefore?laugh early and often. M<>st of us take llfe altogetber too aerlously. We do not laugb enough. or If we do laugh it ls a stlngy sort of mlrth thnt does not do much good. We laugh so seldoni we lose the dls position, the power, to laugh. Laughter is n hablt. It may be eultlvnted. A laugh is a mnssage. Metaphors aaide, a good laugh ls a real massage treatment. When you laugh your diaphragm geta busy. In moving rapldly up and down it man aaajaa taa liver, stirring up that organ t<> its duty. It alao affects nll the or gans beneflcially. *'I,nugh and grow fat" is a shrewd uham l BllUB af many generatlons. The old kiugs were wiac. They hired jesters to make merriment for them. And Lycurgus. able lawmaker. set up the god of Laughter ln the pub 11c dluiug room of Sparta. Laughter is a good buffer. It ls llke the sbock extlngulaher folka put in the rear springs of their automoblles. lt helps to carry oue easlly over the kuobs and "thank-you ma'ama" of life's rugged road. It re ducea frlctlon to the mlnlmum. Laughter ia normal. It is a fact that good health and mental and physical harmony requlre thnt tbe fun lovlng forces that are iu uiau should be released. Laughter re leases them. If theae forces are re praaaai one ha8 an attack of the "blues;" if totally repreaaed?insanlty. Laugh and succeed. He who bottles up bls natural mlrth helps to purulyze his own powera. A <-beerful dlsposltlon and a smiling face help to aolre many a proBlem in busi uess. Men and women by thouaanda go every year to premature gravea b*> lause they forget to laugh. Laugh?and stay above groond*. BRAINS VERSUS WHISKY. Professor Duke H^Baahford, one af the most noted chemlats of the world, is an inuiate of the Kane coun ty |KH>rhouse at Batavia, 111. WbyV Whiaky. Baahford was aoBonofHmo professor of appllai cbemlatry <t> the London Pulytcchnlc college and was cnnsulted by ? b'MiuHts the world over. ln the laat twenfy years he erosaed the mean tblrty-ono times at the call of Ameri? can i:\unuf iu t urers. His feea were blg. aud be made nud lost several fortunes. Today he ls a physical and moral wrevk. Hia wife was the well known actress Hnttie Kdwurds. She coald uot eudure bls dl.ssipated wnys and got a dlvoree. His two oblldreu are dead, one by violence and one?the daughter?by Mulclde because of the family atroublcs. Surely this man must have*euffere<l aaiaa in lutk. "ii tha eontrury, he waaBjcapeclally * tunate. Fame came eaallyaaxnd foi ne's eornu?opla emptledr itaelf ut his laat He went the full length of the to hH" sllde on? Wblsky! His proellvity iaJrlnk fcaa him wife and family and fame and laboratory. Wataa tban that? Endowed with rare geulus, he pros tituted his talents. For money?and wbisky?he turned bls ablllty agalnst tbe luterests of bumanity. l'<>r inoiiey?und whiaky?he gave htmself up to formulas for adultcrat ing food and drugs and beverages. In tbe remorse of his old age?nd penury l'aslifortl says: "I have e.iused mllllons to auffer from tbe adulteratlona I*are concort < ?l nnd bave < aused thousands to dle I'l-einnture deaths." Sbiunefully be saya If he ever gets r n his feet again he wlll expose many ?>f Uie trnde secreta he has sold aud wlll tell the truth about aome of the fr.iiKlulent preparatlona on the market. However? Taa old man ls over the fence aud ??ut. iiiul hia 111 deeds will doubtless go up with bitn to judgment. ThM Is not u temperance lecture, but? If BB cxtrnnrdlnary genlua cannot dally wlih the Invlsible aplrlt of al ?ohoi wlthout ruln how shall the ordl nary uu rtnl hope to escape? If the lust for drlnk wlll pervert the talents of the great what wlll it do for brains of less ablllty? JUST ABOUT BABIES. This writing on how to traln a baby is by a man. The presumption of it! Whnt does a mere man know about nables? Strange as it may appear. a man may have learned sometblng from observatlon, and bls point of view may be very well worth while. Anyway. you vrill please permit a man who has had bablea ln hia house to say a word to young mothera. I would advlae you to declde very ?arly ln the baby's career who is bosa ?you or the baby. Of courae your baby is Juat tbe BB?at and sweetest baby in babydom, but ull the same lt doean't know wbat it i.eeds. lt thlnks lt knowa what It wants, and so lt frets and crlea and kicks until aomethiug ia done. And then? When it geta sometblng done aa its rewaid for making nolae and demon stratiou lt has learned that the way to get thlngs is to make a fuaa. The baby cannot be blamed. It haa been educated ln the art of getting thlags by meana of howls and atriv Inga. There is aleeplng. for lnstance. Any. body knowa that bablea are born with the perverse notion that day time la for sleep and nlgbttlme la for keeplng othera from aleep. Even a man kena that babylah pro pauafb/. The baby needa educatlng, thafa all. It wlll requlre flrmneas to admlnlster the flrat leason. Baby wlll aqnall Ita precloua head off when you turn down the llght Let it aquall. It wlll e\eiitually save many aqualls. After the flrst lesson baby wlll learn that night la the time for aleeplng. Ann ao on as to everytr.?ng. i-m?' sooner tho kld learns ol>ed|enco tbo better and happlcr the kld will he. When lt prows older lt will perhapa demand that you carry lt about. That Is tbe survlval of the piimeva! lazl ness. and there must be another lesson. else you. the mother. will go about wlth droophig shoulders aud carewurw face? a forloru beast of burden. Don't! If you bow to the nod of the baby boaa and go about with weary feet au?t acblng back and rarking nerves It 1-: your fuult. not the bnby's. Moreover. you will cause a twist ln your child's oharscter that may give you many unhappy hours and posslble rulu to your hope*. You cau uinke your babe a frettiug. unsatlsfled little nniinal by gtvlng It everythlug lt wants. or you cau make It an obedlent. contented and happv chlld. Your baby ls not a calf. It ls a sentlent soul. TO A MOTH* K Dear niadam? I>o you reallxe that lt ls a great mis? take ou your part to overlndulge your daughter? Naturnlly you try to shleld your chlld. Naturnlly you try to save be from hnrdshlps. Naturnlly you efface yourself more or less and sa.TltVe yourself for her sake. That Is tbe mother of It. But your self Infllcted mnrtyrdom may work werlous harm to the dnugh ter. I have ln nilnd ji g<M?d mother who slaved and plnehed and eeonomlzed. hnrdencd her hands. bowed her bnek and shortened her llfe that her pretty daughter mlght attead n fnshionablc "finlshlng school." The daughter grnduated nnd? Rcturnlng home. fouml lierself out of touch wlth the old farm wnys. Ste had learned new wnys. You say her educatlnn should have broadened and sweetened the glrl. but lt did not. It slmply unfltted her. Wlth new nppr tites and new ambltiona she beenme a torment both to berself and to ber mother. The sequel? In sheer desperullon the frettlng, dlK< nntented glrl ran away wlth a sinooth ndventurer and was nnally rulned. An extreme case? Mnybe. But the result iu this girl's case was the lcgltlmnte outcome of the false maternal policy that made the glrl believe she must have whatever ?he wanted and that everythlng must be sacrlnced for her "career." She is a rare chlld who can be uu duly Indulged and petted wlthout harm to her chnraeter. The temler soliritude of a dotlng mother la of course noble ln Its self abncgntlou. but when carried to the extreme It Is dangerous. It may sooui harsli to coinpel the daughter to share tlie mother's bur den8. but It Is best. Laj your glrl fuce the realities. You can give her a sane vlew of Hfe by teachlng her bow to meet nnd con quer hnrdshlps. I.ct her benr burdens nml grow strong lu dolng so. Put re sponslbllltles on her and let her feel the full wolght of them. Else you will decelve your chlld about the world she Hves ln. Else by your sarrlflccs you will mnko her selflsh nnd nnrrow and ungrateful and mlscrnhlc. There ls only one way to make chnraeter. Kase nnd froedom and lux ury and absonce of work will not do it. The flber of womanllness Is aSa> veloned only by rvs|u>nslblllties and care and in overcomiujr obstaeles. Do you want your daughter to be n strong. noidc woman? Then put her full share of llfe's lond on her young shoulders and teach her to carry It oliodtcntly and cheerfully and gracefully. SEEING TUX ELEfHANT. l\y you remember the story of the three bllnd men who went to "see" the elephant? One of the bluid men took the ele phunt by the eurs and, passing hls band over them, said. "The elephunt ls wlde and flat like a paucake." Another put hls hand on the croa ture's trunk and said: "You are mls taken. brotiier. The elephant ls large and round and tapers to a i*>int." The thlrd bllnd man scized the ele? phant ns to his tnil and said: "You are botk mlstaken. The elephant ls round, lndeed, but he ls small und long like a hoe bnndle." And they went awny. each eonvlnced he had seen the elephant and dlsput ing wlth the others as to what the elephant might be like. We are all more or less bllnd. Each of us Rees only a part of the truth. And. seeiug iu purt, we dispute wlth our fellowa concerulug the shape of the elephant. It ls beeause we have dlfferent an gles of vlslon. \Ye see men aud things from our owu ludividual standpolut, and then we thiuk we ure right and the others wrong. And we nre thus warped ln our be llefs and prejudlees. A few years ngo tbe wrlter made n vislt to a relative who llved on hls "farm" of twenty-four aeres a few miles north of New York eity. While there he told of wheatflelds in the northwest thousands of acres ln ex tent. It wns evldent the New York rela? tive. who had never been outslde hls state, believed his cousln to be stretch lng the truth out of all proportion. And. on the other hand, a westeru farmer, being toid this New York man had becotne fairly weulthy on his twenty-four acres, laughed heartily at the "joke." In New York olty Buffalo ls "west." In the fnr west Des Moines ls "east." It depends on how you see the ele? phant. And the moral? Cultlvate the broad vlslon, the wide horizon. else you may become not only narrow mlnded, but oplnionated and uncharitable. For instance? You see a slngle pbase of some per son's chnraeter?a one sided vlew. It may l>e you see the weaknesses and overlook the good pointa. You judge the person unjustly. In "seeing the elephant" do not de cide until you have seen more than his ears. hia truuk or hls tail. Why Sha Waa Right. Haydn had a pecullar way of deter mlnlnfr the time ln which a piece of music ahould l>e sung. On one occasion a feranle elnger lu hlgb eateem at court had been appointed to sing one of Haydn's eomiNwltlons. At the re hearsal she and the eonductor differetl as to the time of the music. The mat? ter was to W sottled by referrlng lt to Haydn himself. When ealled on to de ckle he n <k?d the ronductnr lf the stasjsx waa hantlsome. "Very." was tlie rcply, "and a ape dal f.ivorite wl'b the i rlnce." "Then sbe Is rl ht." r^plied Haydn. WOES OF THE PURSER A ? He Has Troubles of His Own on the Trip Across the Atlantic, MUST HAVE A GOOO TEMPER. Hia Tima Wa?Ud by Fooliah Quaa tiona and Trivial Appaals, Mainly by Woman Paacangara. Yat H? Has to Ba Alwaya Polita and Agra*abla "Yes." snkl the purser on one of the blg Itners recently to the writer. who happened to t>e taklng a trip from LJv erpool to New York. "we have our own troubles. 1 can assure you. and I BOtnettmes envy the captaln hls soll tary enjoyment of the brldge. even during a slxty mlle gale. Passengers seem to tfalnk that the purser is put on n shlp slmply to answer foollab questlooH. "Of course there is a good deal which we have to put up wlth as be lug part of our legltimate dutles. though when a passenger brlngs us a huudred dollar yellow back and asks to have It changed luto English. French. German aud Spanlsh money and stlpu lates that there must be twlce as much French ns German and half tbe re mnlnder lu Knglish silver colns, pre sumably for tlps, ls It any wonder that we occaslonally lose our tempers? "Aud then. agaln. the purser Is al ways npp??a!?Ml to for the most trivial things. A woman passenger eomes to the wlndow. and If It ls closed she will bang on lt tlll lt ls PpSaattd. no matter lf the slgn Is there as large as llfe that the oftVe hours are frojn 11 to 2 and 4 to 0 o'clock aud she ls honorlng me with n call at 3 p. m. Theu. when the wlndow ls rulsed for fenr she w|l| sinush it to smltberoens, she aays. wlth i sweet smlle: Ob, Mr. Purser, I nui ko sorry to dlsturh you. 1 know lt Is not your hour of busiuess, but could you tell me if we will really land uext Thursday, as I told my brother we would. nnd I know be will be waltlng for me on the dock.' "Of course 1 am pollte. but 1 have some ditticulty in persuadlug her that 1 am not running the shlp. aud ueltber cau I control the elemeuts. She goes away wlth an expresslou that clearly shoWs she thinks 1 am keeplug some thtng back aud it will be my fault if we do not nrrlveat tbe time appointed. "I rememlter ou one trip when the went her wus particulaily atoriny a woman passenger kuocked at my door ?after ottke hours, of course?and beggod that she mlgbt s|>euk to me for a few miiiutes. I polltely asked her to enter. and then. her eyes startlng out of her hend wlth the excltemeut of supprcssed eraotion. she Implored me to draw up her will. 1 protested that 1 was not u lawyer. but do you tblnk she would be satistled wlth that ex cuseV Not much! There aud then 1 had to druw up a document I i the best legal phraseology I could mustcr. "Wheli lt was tiuished aud l aud my assistant had signed lt ahe gave tho young fellow u aoverelgu for hls trou ble. aud aa for me ?well, she took off a very handsome riug and luslsteU ou my aciepiing it. 1 huve that rlug yet, but whai becaine of the doqor 1 uevvr knew. for wheu the storm ahuted aud w e were safe iu t>ort she uever su much as bnde me goodby, though 1 had repeutedly asked her to take back her rlug. She was a very rlcb woman ?vldeutly. aud the 'bequests' ln that will 1 drew up mude my eyes bulge. "Moat passengers when we have been a day or ao out briug the purser all their valuables, for which they recelva a receipt. Some nervous womeu seeiu to thlnk that a 'strong room' at sea la not a very seeure place for their Jew els, and they insist on seelng their I treasurcs at least every day. One wom? an passenger made my llfe a burden during u receut voyage by taklng bet valuables out and puttiug them ln agaln three times a day until I told hei that the next time she called for them I would not take them back agaln, whereat she told me. wlth a sour look, that 1 was impertlneut aud she would inform the captaln. 1 believe she did so. but-tbe captaln gave her a word oi two of advice regardlng the Implk-lt trusc which ahould be placed ln ? purser, aud this quleted her. ln fact, she afterward came to me and apolo gized for her seemlng rudeness. "As a rule. I conduct ehurch serrlce on board. as the captaln does not en Joy tbe work. but prefers to remam oo the bridge. Many a funeral servtce also has falleu to my lot, and 1 have even othViatcd at a chrlsteniug. 1 am usually the one to whoin a pasaeuger tlles when he ls dissetlsfled with hia cabln, though the duty of changing a stateroom really rests with the head steward. Then, agaln, lt ls the purser who ls appealed to when tbe passen? gers elect to hold a concert, and tbe young folks usually rush to him also when they want to have a dance on deck. A purser cau be very populat or the reverse, and unless you have an excelleot temper you stand a good chance of being the reverse. "The funulest experlence 1 had waa on a recent trip. when there was on board a little glrl about twelve years old. She struck up a warm frlendshlp wltb me and would walk the deck for miles lf I would only aceompany ber. She fell very 111 during a storm aad refused to he eoraforted. Her mother asked her If there was anythlng sh< could do which would ease her suffer lng. and the young lmp said there was. If she would only 'skldoo' and let tbe purser read a book to her she wouU' fee] better. And the iuduigent motbet came to me. stated tbe esse. aud?well. I complled wltb ber request and read to tbe cbild for a little while eacb day until she was well enougb to come oo deck agaln."?London Tlt-Blre. ORCHID HUNTING. The Tarrora and tha Oangara of a Tropical Foraat. It is not a pretty story. this narra tive of a trip up the Orlnoco, but you may understand orchid people better lf you read lt. "It began unlucklly," s. ?*, be. "I took s partner beeause l'd learued that tbe dark places of eartb are hard upon a man by himself. I met btm at Port of Spain, and he was eager for tbe adventure beeause be had just abacond ed from a Britisb mercautlle house lu Havana and tbe Orlnoco sounded to him like a baven. "We hlred a few negroes. Our real guldes we would plck up at Angos tura. One day while waltlng for tbe stores to be packed I took my partner out to sbow him what ao orchid wgg, "Near tbe Pitcb lake I saw one ln a tree and ordered one of tbe negro boys to shln up and get It. He would not A dendly snake dwelt ln that tree. he declai?*l. He waa afrald? afrald of anakes! Nlce, efflclent, help ful boy to take into tropical foresta, waaa't be? "lt waa insuhortttnarton hefara tha ezpedltion bad ?ven atarted. 8*? \ i-ufTed him and liaudcd him my hunt iug kulfe. llrliii: down that flower and aUn the snnke'a aaad.' X ordered. and. wulnlnr. 'eaabUng. ba went up> the truuk. Ile waa detachlng tha or cbid from wtrra tt cluug waWa at thlng Hke ? spcar. austfeack a* tda owta akln. nuddeniy atrack at the boy'a wrist. Fla screamcd wita taaiui and. toppling down. writhed wltapattn. He died. and 1 felt a gloom niittlauju my splrita. "Well, at Augoatura we took rafta and aix guldes upatream. Firat one guide died of fe*er; tben another waa bltten by polnonoua lnsecta. One fell in with?or into?an alilgatdt. We needed meat. aud tbe skln waa wortb a good deal. so hulf Iu reveuge. balf iu eurioalty. we went out aud plugged holes iu tbe monster. When the guldes cut It open they stooped and drew thlngs out-the bonea and tbe cotton clotbea of the guide tbis cannlbal rep tlle had awallowed. Tbe very kuoc was still ln his sarong. Oh: don't aqulrm! Thia la orcbld buntlng. "We bad tbree guldes left at the end of the seeond month. when. pad dilug aloug one day where tbe vluea overreached and let snaky tendrils draggle down. we eame to a Qfty yard clearing. We saw there tbe aldea of three ratioes. balf amotbered with rap id growlng vegetation. and lj&OO u)II gator sklua well aalted. but decaylng. Hanging to tbe ruof of what had been a klnd of lean-to were lOOorvhld pianta ? wltbered and dead. On tbe rtoor lay two rusty rifles and two skeletona. Out by the aahy plaee where tbe flre had been waa a tblrd akeieton. Up between tbe riba were ebeerfutly grow ing some guy weeds." ? Everybody'a Alagazlne. USE SIGNALSOF TnDIANS. Army Exparta Adopt Many Idaaa of tha Abonginaa. * Just as tbe flgbtlug men of the Unit? ed States arroy many years ago took leaaona from the Indiuns and from tbelr methoda of wurfare devised and perfected tbe aystetu of exteuded or der or aklnulsb drills whlcb have prov ed so effeetlve, so the algnal corpa of tbe army has foliowed to a large ex tent the red men's methoda of couvey ing tuformatioD from point to point where there ls uot time to atrlug tele grapb or telephoue lluea or where wlre leaa telegrapb U unavallable. Aa tbe lndiaua alnce preblatortc tlmea have used columna of stnoke ln vatious comblnatlons to atgnaJ the ap proacb of an enemy or to transmlt other ruessages. ao the army aignalmeii bave found moat effeetlve what are known aa amoke boroba or aiuoke rock ?ta. The foruier are flred from a small inortar. tbe latter iu tbe aame way aa Fourth of July fireworks. Each when reacbing a dealred belgbt, regulated by a fuae. bursts aud Itherates a pleric actd compound. which Ignites and burna colored flrea. our after the other. so arranged iu tbe rartrldg* aa to convey a mesaage to tboae who may be watcb Ing for It. Theae cartrldgea are made ln aectlona. eutb eontslulug its own dlfferent colored nre. and thresded to acrew together Iu a fructlbn of a mlq Ute. Theae milltary fireworka. aa they mlght aptlj be called. are packed ln bermetlcally sealed cana. much ln the aame manner as tlnix d meats. with the same sort of tbuiuhscrew attach ment for opeulng them qulckly. In this way they keep lud.tinltely In any cllmate and bave been found particu larly effeetlve ln the cumpalgna Iu the Fblllpplnes. While tbe navy does not einploy so oompllcated a aystem of rocket aud bomb algnalliig aa does the army. ev? ery warshlp earrtea a aupply of pow erful racfcata, araatea lllierate on burst Ing a scrles of brllllaut white atara for the purpose Of ealllug atteuiioii to other slgnala whkb are trausiultte.l by a system of comblnstlons of colored electrlc lighta struug from a tuaatbeud and opei-ated from a awltehhoard inu. b on tbe plan of a typewrlit-i. .ulled tbr Ardols system. But botli hrancbes of the servlce empk>y an odd sort of |4a> tol. the lnventlon of a naval oOb-er. which ahoots from cartrldgea "atara" simllar to those of a rornan caudle of any color. Tha combluattaua wbl? h can be made ln this inauner practlcally are nuiuberleaa.?Fopssar hlechaulca. FATE OF THE BRAAKE. A Traaturt Sh.p Thst Llss Buriad OfT Caps Hanlopan. ' Some where ln deep water off Cape Ilenlopeu Uea over half a I mllllon ln Brltiab gold. and bow much more ln gold and ajlver bara and plate and oth? er treaaures caq only ba gueased at. In 17B8 the Brltiab prlvateer Braaka salled for the waat Atlaatlc bearlng enough gold to pay off all the Kugiisb troops statloned Iu vartoua parta of tha uew world. Aa tbe aoldiata bad not l*?eu paid ln many montha the aum waa a large one. Wbetber the captain of tbe Braaka decided to turn plrate or wbetber he merely waa abowlag exceaalve xeal In maklng war on all tha snemlea of England that he met ou the blgh aeaa and lntended to turn over hia loot to tbe crown oo hia return wlll never be known, but the fact that the Braake took no prlaonera and aank every prlxe goes a long way toward proving the plracy tbeory. The Braake captured a Bpanlah merchantman coiniut up from South American ports laden with rlcb trlbute from the Spainlah colooles there, transferred the precioua cargo to ber own hold aad burued tbe vesael. Another Spanlsh sblp btinglug a rburcb servlce of rlchly jeweled gold plate to g new world catbedral en eouptered tbe pr|vateer aud suffered. Ihe samp fate. Tha next to fa|l a vb tim to tbe Braake's rapaelfy waa a Frenchman carrylog allka, apjeas, brau dy and bara of allver. That, too. waa aent to the bottom after It waa de~ apolled. Tbe Braake waa overtakan by a bur rleaue wbeu nearlng the Aroerleau coast. waa blown far out of ber course aad aank off Cape Henlopen. Several : of the crew eacaped In a small boat' and reacbed laud. Their talea of tbe treasure ou tbe aunkeu ablp causted aeveral expeditlona to be fltted out tba followlng year. but notblng waa brought up save plecea of tbe aucbor chaine and a caonon or two. Durlug the last hundred years every effort to ralse any part of the treasure haa' falled. Tbe last attempt waa made by Cap taln Charlea Adama. who fltted out a shlp under tbe auaplcea of tbe navy department. but was uuable to loeate tbe wrevk. wblcb is probably by thia! time deeply submerged Iu the ooze and roud of the ocean bed.?New V?rk Prasa. Propoaal*. **Haa he pronoaed yet** ??Not ln so many worda." ?Thafs no answer. Propoaaha nave/ do come ln words. They conalat cf algha, hems, baws and gurglea "? Cleve'.and Leader A PERILOUS PERCH, Tw? N.gKta mm m L*d9a of ? Lafty *aak In the Tyr#l. In tbe aortbeaataro corner of tbe Tyrol L> tha baat *kee ground ln Eu rope, wrttea .W. ?% Balllle-Grobam in "Tyrol." Tte Nsjloo has many lofty Paaaka, wfeacl*4&ake mountain cllmblng ?* *ntsrsat, 9bm aatbor gives one of bae advoulUfaa on a peak near tbe vll ?at* of Ettxtmbel. On one of these peak* occurred to me many years ago a little adventure which gave me an opportunity of ad mlrlng tbe grand view rather ionger than was pleasant. I was out stalklng chamols, and. bav ing some unoccupled hours lu tbe mld dle of the day. when staiklng ls prac tlcally wseless. as the beasU are rest lng. I thougbt I would ascecd one of tbose plnnaclea upon which at that time few buman belngs, l suppose. had ever set foot. Tbe very last blt was a smooth faced rock not more tbau twelve feet blgh. but absolutely uncllmbable lf unalded by rope or another man upon wbose shoulders oue could get and so obtalu a hand grip of the top and thus draw oneself up. As I was aloue l had re course to a sbort length of rope 1 bad ln my rucksack. Making a sllp noose. I threw lt upward till It grlpped some projectlon. Then I drew myself up. While looklug about me an unfortu nate movement of my legs, which were dangllng over tbe briuk as I aat. caused the rope to sllp and fall down to the small ledge on wblch 1 bad stood when fllnglug lt upward. This ledge or baud of rock was uucomfortably narrow. not *lder than thlrty inches, ahd tbe abyss bclow was a perpendlcuiar wall four or flve churcb steeples ln deptb. At flrst lt did not seem such a serl ous flx to be lu. By lettlng myself drop to the ledge, my extended arms gripplag tbe top. tbe dlstance between the soles of my feet and the ledge was not more than four feet or ao?notblng to speak of lf that yawnlng gulf had not been there nnd I had bad boots oo my feet. But. havttrg takeu these off and left them below. togetber wltb my coat and rifle. I should have to drop on to shnrp rocks barefooted aud hence would be very apt to lose my balauce. The more 1 cousldered the posltlon the more I fuuked that drop, and. to make a long story sbort. I stayed on that plnuncle two nlgbts, until tbe morolng of tbe thlrd day, before bun ger drove me to rlsk tbe drop which 1 did In safety, How | got down the remaiuder of that descent. "shinnlug" dowu chlm oeys aud creeplug along narrow edges, was a mystery to me after ward. for 1 was falnt wltb hmiger aud my knees trembled and shook under me. Wben I reached the Orst babltation where I happened to be known tbe peasaut woman at the door hardly recognized we. Whara Women May Not Pray. ln some purt* of tbe world the w?. men are not even allowed t<. prav Certalu Illndoo con-_'regatlons deu> tbelr women this prlvileye and hiuhi^ the Alnus women r*B pray ouly in very rare rSMM M Hie deputles of their llUrhauds. The nsrlves of M;idai*as??r. lloweVer. wlleleh ? |m|nl und fmtmH' their wunieu to Iniervede wlih ih. IH.wciM ??f 1'Vll. Put |>rayer to their supreme lielue BS slricily a ma-culine prerogatlve. Cxpantivc. "Y?>h." MM ihe >?iilii? wife proudly. "father alwajTS jtive* st.inelhlus ex|teu sive when he mskew |?ie*ent* "' "S?? | dlscovcrcd v\ heii he ^ave you away." re|? Ined me young hn*h:ind. Kx?haui:e. A Polita Waiter. "Here. walier," ria t lllaat ll an Irascl ??le dllier "Ihls beef you have eiveti me Isn'l fit for a p|? to est!" "Well. slr. don't Sall lt then:" the walter BalrtSPdJ plcn<autly. - LaaalsSl Serapa. When f1:itt?-rer- iiiot'l the devb ^oe* ?'o illiiiit- ItaNaa Proverb. UUMlMdND.FKEnRRICKKBUHOr) POTOMAT R R Schedule in HTect January ?th. 1900. LEAVK FREDERICK8BURC. NORTHWARD c BBa m. waak daya, local 7 06 a tn. daily. 7 21 a. m. daily. 10 99 a. m. daily. local. 1 28 i>. m. waak daya. ? 30 v m. daily. lacal. 7 01 j. m. daily. 10 09 p. in. daily. LEAVE FREDERICKHJJURG. SOUTHWARI) 6 65 a m. daily. A. C. I.. train. 6 01 a in. waek daya. iucaL 8 63 a. in. Sundaya only. local 10 36 a. tn. daily. S. A. L. train 12 49 p. aa, waek daya. local. 6 21 p. aa, daily. A. O. L. train. 6 58 p. in. daily. local. 9 08p. m. daily. S A. L, train. .lasT r?m w**hl,"ton sasSS U 09 ?. m. waek Arrivala aud departuraa not auanyttaad. y?J>?^^A,fw>,l? ?*SJ6 Manajfar. C C. Cox. Aa-ant. HENRY MURR'S BltTIHORE ICE CREAM, MlMlKAlTUHKD %T 42? UaNOVEK aad 621 A. (lhlt!.K> *T1 BALTIMORE, MD. attentioii (? oalled to Ueor> afurr'a loe Cream. He la ont o? tbeoitio-a aad tuoat r*? liable QUtoiifaotuiura ol U-e Oratm now tn Ualtimore. Me u*?* ootbiua but tbe pureat Inirrwileuta.auU It laalwaya kept uptoa bla-b dt>?rr?*?- of oxoelleuce. All ordera inet w<ti prompt atteutlon WHEN IN NO iFOlK STOP IT "THE ATUNTIC," Most conveniently located Hotel CORNEJR MAIN ANP GRANBY STfc. Rooms 11.00 and 91.60. Ameriean Plan $2.60 and $.1.00. Fine Cafe (Lynn's) newly fitted up on firat iloor. Rappahannock Valley people make it headqi:arlera. ICE! ICE! ICE! PURE aad SOLID, 10WER than CITI PRICES. Jnyjt* fiahermen and others uaing ICE to buy in Club Lota, saving loeaape, freight and purchaae price Wnte ua??r, better atiil, get up a club of uaera and let us know how much you could uaa at a time and wa will make you an attractiv. offer. GBISFIELD ICE M'F'6 CQ. CRISPIEIiD, MD. Wom&n's Beauty Some women retain tKeir beauty to an rdvanced age. But women, who regularly endure pain, age rapidly, for suffering leaves its lasting marks on them. Nearly all women suffer more or less with some form of female trouble. It should not be neglected. Avoid the pain-?treat yourself at home by taking Cardui, as thousands of other women have done. Begin at once and give Cardui a fair triaL CARDU It Will Help Yow j? Wfi. Katie Burlison, Goreville, 111., tried C'ardni an3 writes: "1 Buffered with female troubles, and was ao sick I could not stand ou my feet Finally I began to take Cardui, and soon began to, mend. Now I am able to do all my houscwork and &m ia much better health than I was before." Try it AT ALL DRUC STORES E. C. N1NDE, FREDERICKSBURC, VA. Papuitare, Carpete, Matting, Ice Oeam Freezers, Fruit Jars, China, Stoves, Kefrigerators, ,_ Wire Poors, Soreeus. me Lancaster Lumber & Building Co., i, OCRAN, YA., ? ANUPaCTDaKKSOF KILN-DRIED LUMBER. liKALKKH IN Saah, Ihaira, Blinds, MotilJing., Bracketa, Otftft**, Klooriog. Siding Turued Work, Hund Raila, Balmdera, aud Building Maie.ial iu lleueral. Alao Bojeg aud Box Hhook. Katiniate* Kururabed. ?A Remedy of tf?^ *?** ?*& v ^?wa?- -r^e one remedy sold and guaranteed to cure Colds, Coughs and Lung Diseases. Its wonderful curative qualities are recognized after taking the first dose. Try Indian Tar Balsam for your next cold; you will be surprised by its prompt action. It never fails. On sale at best general stores and druggists. ParVICC S5 CENTS. Indian Tar Balsam Co. BALTIMORE. THE CREAM OFTHE NEWS. That's What Readers Get In The "^VIRGINIA CITIZEN^ Looal, County, State, National and Foreign?allsimmered down. I W* have in operation (beaidee our newspaper department) a ma#nfflcent Job Prlnting Depart? ment, and at* prepared to do work equal to any that can be done by any office in the atate of Virginia Our pricea one wk* bottotn aud \mml on city ratea ?~^" ? a. ?. 11.ii. Q%& and aa* ua, or write for our pxk*^ Best Materials. Best WorKmanship m> rafMTIHifj II t**Mts k aFBtlaLTV. ?. V*?* InirltatkaiA Bili Heads, Cfetaloriaiea. letter Heada PampWete, tfote Hea ta, Bhippmg 1\*?*. Statemeata, ftHJiP^nHiea, Snvelopn? aeporta. ****% Otetiiictios^ <**^A?\ Warrante' Booi^ Daeda tn fact. all work in the Job FVtotto* tlne exe^jt *aj ffeatly. Oheaply and Qufekl? ?HlB'li) 1*16* taWlii l^JaMi.?. IfflML ?& Maryland, Delaware A Virginia RAILWAY COMPANY. HhIt imore, Frcd ?rickabara;, Nor folk and Kappa* hanuock Uiver Routoa. Scbedule lo effect Marrb 11. Hw. RALTO.. I a I I A II .? N >?>. K ? FREO'O. MaaBassB leave Bait'more. Pters Uyht 8t aa fol-owa weatb'r permlt tlna) Sundar 1* poon. Tueaday aad Thuraday 4:no p. ax for ?WeatUnd. Nortb End. KliiCrwk WHuJ gtons. Iryinyton. W e.ai, Mlllenbeck. Merry Poirj-. Ottoman. Moran. Burhan. Urbanna Vn,.u.,.uu. w.tsr Vi*w Whealton, ?Bsy Port. Sbarpt. Bowlera. WBr?. WrlUorrf? rapuahannook ?a. m.. NaylorfHole. Blaad 2J".i ? Sfl**1*' ^Jtona-il-eedatoan. Saund"ra VMlmont i.n-enlawa. Port Boyal. PortCW way. H-yMuuut. Hop Yard. Kauilffea fSt t-rli-kaliury. "" !2!???yJ?y??'BoaWaaatai an?aaai a ?,,, afSafflat?"" ? "g U'MV* CasaaSam HtlllMOHP lalTAHANNoiK. Mi-.mer leaven Ual-liu m \V, ,|,? Himv Mrw, Fr.ou> 4:??p. m. for ?Nor-b Kn, M iVri^ ?w hi.e >t ne Irrioatoa . ,?18 M lasnawes1 'HarBsn. *.rw.i. Urbanna. Monaakor.' ?^hi-Hlu.aa, Water View. n*harpa.???/,,Jha,,-' 4Stc?mcr leaviny Baltimore on \Vodm-??l.,v willonly stopat landiny* marki-d. r KKKl.t.. TAPPAUANNOC* A B ?LTO Steamem leave Frede.t?kfcbur.i Saaaaw Tueei.ay and Thureday 2 p ro for w*.?. ii * ' Hop Yard. Ha> owunt. roU Conway^PoVt Royal Oreenlawa. wiimont. Saundew Levda 1??? 4A,ln- L*LtoM Csrtera. Ti.^3' Nay ora ?:<*? a. n... Tappabannoek T:Bi ? ?, Wellfoma, Warea. Bowlent Sh.riM i"?i . ?!'* Bav Port. Whealton. W.t^V Vu-w M.M.-ia.T.-' Urbanna rrJS at n, . Hurbau. Mi llinr?oV Merry I'omt ?:?) n. ?.. ?H?saan MoV^,-' l.vlnKl..n,J?~aM, WhUe HuZTiiluJiZ* Arclxe in Baltimore Tueaday Thurdar and Saturday mominya. '"uruayana TAPPAHANNOIK BUTIMOKB Bteauier. leave Tappabannock, 7.30 a m m2&?2j2L*^L?V2'?? *-ll?orda wk^."w??' Sharpa ?:30a o>.. ?Bay Port. ? heaiton Wa.erview. Moaaakonl'Erbaona Burton. Burhan*. Mlilenbeuk 1X i.^?..? Wee.i.a, Wblts SoW hR, Nor h & a^saaafaSS *? ,nM,re ^^WTnd ""t ?Stea.. ?r to" Baltimore on Thuraday will not atop at T'rttanna and Bay Port. TAPPAHANNU4 K-NORFOI.K. l*a<re Tappabannock. weather p. rmlttintr Satu.daystp m..etopp,,K-t WeDfJrda. Waree wE??a?j?Xff*.?Z F??^wf>-alton. w?~r ini ' ^,i,t^,,,aa,"? %?"? Burtona. Burbann. Mlilvnbtwk. Reiry Point. Oitowan. Mo.ai.a aa^raafS* ?T>,nV W.Mt* 8tonw- ???' C??*. Nurrii fcu.1. VVv>ilHnd. Heturnii.y.atvaaieraill eave Norfolk Mon ilay dp.m. weitbe. tern Ittiny. for Tauiat hsnuock.af.pi.ltiy atTandl.iK* a> alwve.TT atrpi Merrv Point. Oif.man. &-sa SStf Ba ?ori. Sioppiny ai tn>wlera. W?rea and ?V?>ll furdroDrt-tuin trip to Baltimore on Tueaday a J-ra-lnhi wlh uot 1* nit-lved ln Norloik alterz |.. m. ouaalllnydaya. ..J-bl* ,'a,e"t*,bl' ?how? *??? tl?ne ?? wklcb 'tMDicwmir t?e?"Xp?H.ted loarrlveat and de pari tiom lt>e avverai wnarvea. but tbelr ar g!??**:i'tailaapsataa?aaasa atated i? not .utrnnl?Kl nor doa* tbe nompany bold itaelf ^"tbe^ Frelaht r?-oelvedln Baltimore until 4 p. m. on aaiilna da>a. T Iat|fTK|t,.LTHH?JMSV?I- ',,,oe.^?, Mansyer. 1. MLTKOOCH.Uen'l Krt. and Haaa. Ayt., or r? ..-u,?- . italtlniore, Md. W. D. BCOTT. Ayent Freilerlckabury. POTOMAC KIVER ROUTE. Scbedu e in effect SatuMay, May i.stb IMa) Wa\aS?toa? ?**" ,Hst,*een illHilill and Ia* ve Bal imoie. Pier 3, Lijrht 8ire? t &???>arawtamt>tiia? at5p.a?. every Moud?y: ?odn,.Mlav and Saturdny. for the f,.l owinV ? iv?,rla?.ifu?a. AlexandrU and ?Aa-bluVtou Be MmtM, (oaii.-ia. o...Humlieka Lak a. *alnutl-i.iiit. C.wurtv lewi.tta. Kl?aal? Lod?? Muudv Point. T nt.a. Piner Point 10 S'i^ ' ,*,n?rdt?,*n ?ao ii. AlH-llH.Cobruaia, BUmtm lluabwoou. Uuoa-irr 4 p ax . Kivei *8tOpa only on ai*-nal. Mret-t. aaaihai , ,.r aiuio*. at 4 p.m. ?**!* Moudaj?.W?in.?iH,-?,M| saturday;!. >r the to! lowiii-riivf.? l.mliiu/aaii.i ll.tiiuore: "aabinirton.Alexaiidria 4:45p m .tl y,no .t I.lverpool Point. IClve.a d . Muah -ood. La,,-* Aljclla. 1 i,,,.y Point. ?Clntra. Lodav 10 a. m Muii.iy Point. Kinaale 12 noon. C ti. liuii ! V-'uW*", Aa,,u,t Puuu- * ow??-t* iVawaa V. U. . H ?-*? '"? ?r?? ,u? 4 M-?".. Urooiuea Porto lullo 6 p. m . IlaltiUiorv. ' ?>to.. only on nijrua.-. Arriviiiiriti lla tiiuore early Wedneadav F. 1 day.n.i Mond <y morniiua ?~?*?"?r.r.i Fmlrfat recelved iu 1UItiiuore on aailiiur daya until 4 p tu. """, 'i'hia time-talile ahowa the time at whl.h fteamera may lie t-xpeoted to arri.e at aul Jilgi-i ,""" ,hl' aavaaal vbacva*, nUi thVir arrivalaordeparlureat the tliuen alated la uot Kuarantet-tl nordoea tbe Cou any i.old itaelt reaiauialble for any delay or any i?nae?itt?ac i ari^iiiK-ibi-ii-tmiii. Hww. ? SclM.lult.of extra aieameron p. luuic i Iva line iu. n..t ulyard ivajy ,c"? >aiurday. B p. m f??r r.uoi minillcv K i:^.1 8u,'ak, > ff*"-* KSl bewiaeu^ ? laaala. Maadya Pont i.odjr?, i.a-,diiJ Re nrniiiK. M.aiu.-t IcaM-N l.taK-v. ?"*, m Monday (weatber ptriuittingi stopp...,,.," u* ihe above landi aa. arrlvTa. ln uana.-ri 'Ihia Iaalfoto rfivenutice that tbe l.-aviiur ^K-mV" "S1-? ?^n?*ra..n Poton,. o ?,Ye* or llaitiiuoru. wl I beaa toll.iw j until lurtlUr a a iu. r\iua ? u<. II a. m. . J5S ?"" mu^e lUo ,,,-x ?'??* thne of lundimra U.ua U-oimrdl w .. out? Bour earlil-r tliiTu when l.-avinH-LeonardUiw.i.tea n? ;?f":rr.,i",T,1;!i',';-,'"?Kv!rr,-Mh:;u!r,v,' afesBBatf?wi?aaat Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic JaasaaSa. K.ULWAY 00. Plaakataak Kivrr !.lna. hteamer le?ve? Pier a i ll/ifi i.~; . ? . liaiim.ure. svan aaaa?5Maaa*aTla *i4?r!' wealhei-periuittlnv V.Vr a Jil? *?*?????..??, aaadul. Ed4aa?*sa foiiowT1^" M,,u ,uu"?" Flaanos 4.ffla?^a!aaAriSwas%i?? tt. Ha veya 8:16, Or.o*. i',?i7, - i , ,T* ""rdiuya Kllassronck Wosaaa^kaV^. SE?,** ' : "5 11. Crlobet 1.111 llaj ttilia ^4n " &*? Wareh SsTuiL "'nrada 5 ft^Mr.'**- ">?? Btaaspara fc*x WiaiSl ! aJJS i." ?>?*tas, ti?uV,ea>ldint.r1^,Uia^lan(Bl?s,^''V,Ml" BSSday and Frid?v wi?." !,..!? . evVry '"??" followa: '"''"J* nea'her penulttiuy. aa 7:3ii. Ur M KdM "4X0 snTaalaV^T*1 CricketHil *fTiaoasaaa^rS nSaftkS ?' 1 P- ui , KiliuartUKk W11 <v! ?."',kr"'?? Byrdtou 2. Harai y* VHsWLaw % ,f01|!! *'<*< taor early next r?>rn"ny' ' ,WU* * ***<? part fr?m t^aSaT^Saa^^a*?^*^ riva or departurH T. ?TlT. ** b'lt tUB,r ar auaraiiiej;JSOS^aMstl.t <v22."**!*! ta Mt?t ^?^MialWe'^ranVdalayor2R22 h?H "???? ?rT-IM* tberefiom: y *"y coo**NU<M?v?? yielafbt ro elved at 11.1,,, polaujon aslha,^/.'uJSKSa f at" **"* Qen. Frf>Utau^ Passa?ye, Ayenr tHESU|?*4?E STEAMSHIP ??? 'HMlhSAPKAUK UNK.*> RL^ i-NJ?VAgBKNORB8TBAMI?^ "coi.. UMBIA" AND -ADOU8TA." ftor Old Point Coaiorl aud Norfolk v . Ootai^rt at H. fc "ndVor^i/ao'it^'"1 ??YORK RIVKlt L1NK" d^afidtsa^uTdaY atUrr Tur*">. Thnra ?a?ffiff ffn'alno'iJlKa^ "*??< "* STKAMSR8 LRAVR BALTlMORll M*nu PIKKai8AKDh?L10HTtiT. WMAMK J?T?J!?,2JSJ2j&mm* u ... 1w%t:?^ UHUB.KN MMfn ' R J obnvj ?^lftJri!&riS&v Electric Bitters Su?*?*4 When, ev^ryth&g elae feQ. In wryoua pfoaa^^ aad *?i>Se ? is the beat medkine cver aold over a druggjat', counter.