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One oi Thriu, a IWtitlful Irlali Laaa, El plain Why Many of Them lo So Thay Are Looking For Cood Matrimonial Catche-Tltla Wanted I'aually. I7nei;tle title Te mi nine Types lu aVidon" Jifse Francis Sheppard gives in Le Ncuvelle JJevue hh account of the London liurmaids. "They are recruited,'' he says, "anmnK the bonreoiwe an well as among tho lowtr 'l:eH. t'' in of the most iu tcretiny; fyj ts ran he found in the bars or public house of tho west end, close to tho fi'Khionatile theaters. Among l hem are veiy many perfectly respecta ble girl", . ho have chown the career of a barmaid iu order to make a living and, especially if they are pretty, to get a chance to catch a rich husband. "A public house, situated at the angle of one of the principal thoroughfares, is both a gilded palace and a mine of gold. It exercises a strange fascination upon the poor country bumpkins who have just enough to pay for a driuk, but the dude coming out of a theater, the coun try greenhorn, the fashionuble snob and the frequenter of he musio halls are al ways to be found there. It is among these that the barmaids hunt for a hus band. If tin re is one class of London society more htnpid than another, it is that one which includes the frequenters of the public 1 ousefi. With a pipe in his mouth and a gluss of beer or whisky in front of him tho young Englishman, dressed in fashionable style, with a slight and elegant fipure and regular features, remains standing for more than an hour paying pretty little compliments to one or several of these ladies. "The barmaid judges her customers by the cut of their clothes. If you want to attract her attention, you must pre sent yourst If with a silk hat and a handsome cane in your hand and a suit cut in tho latest fa-hion. The high hat is do rigueur. Without that there is uo possible chance of success. "It was not without difficulty that I managed to get an interview with one of these young ladies, whose intelligence was equal to her beauty. At first I was astonished at finding so much intelli gence in an English girl, hut I learned that sho was Irish, and that explained the mystery. Her father was dead and her moiln r was left without resources. So she was determined to ooruo to Lon don md lock fur a husband by posing behind a bar in Piccadilly. " 4I wui h .truly more than three days here,' she r;.id with an unliable aud roguish uir, 'when I understood why it was ih t;t so nu. ny pretty English girls don't get 1 usbanii.s When they are beautiful, tiny are generally stupid. When they are intelligent, they are cold, masculine and ugly Englishmen travel a great de;.l ami meet in their ramblings through the win 1:1 very many sprightly women, and they do not care for pretty girls who don't kuow how to chat with them. ' " 'lint in this mixture that comes here to drink and chat,' I said, 'how do you distinguish the men of the world from the others?' " 'I recogniza them by three things,' she said boldly, 'by their figure, by their clothes and ty their complexion. For the most j.ait they ure tall and thin, dri st d in the latest fashion and have a complexion more or less bronzed. This last trait is tlie screst sign. ' Seeing that I looked astonished, she added: 'Noth ing can bo more simple. An English gentleman, if he has a fortune, passes three-fourths of his time hunting and inothfripm air exercise. The chaps who remain always in London have a paler and more delicate complexion, and, moreover, the expression of their faces is quite different from that of the others.' "Noticing with what attention I was listening to her, she continued: 'The gentleman that I refer to have nothing elegant about than except their clothes, for their conversation lacks novelty. How can a man who understands noth ing but hunting aud cricket interest an intelligent woman? The conversation that goes on here in the name of wit makes mo tired, but these gentlemen are the easiest ( f all to deceive. They are gn at big children iu everything except sport and politics. ' "'But you aro always engaged, ' I said, 'and it is difficult to get an oppor tunity to chat with you. You must al ready have had several offers of mar riage?' " 'I have been only one month here, and I have already had threo. Two were from very rich sportsmen, but riches aloue won't do for me. What I am after,' she added, laughing, Ms a title. You know, I must have a title.' "At this moment the play in one of the neighboring theaters was over, aud the public house was invaded by a crowd of men, more or less stylish. The beautiful Irish girl kept herself some what aloof aud only served customers that had the appearance of gentlemen. "Well, I left London. A few mouths afterward, on returning there, I wanted to see once more my beautiful Irish bar maid. She was gone. Another lady was in her place, and she told me that Miss Clara had left to marry tho second Ron of a prominent nobleman." Addition to lUowtone 1'ark. Captain Anderson, superintendent of the Yellowstone National park, says that an tffert is beiug made to secure legislation from congress which would add the Jackson's Hole country to the park. The area which it was proposed to take in is about CO miles square and contains Jackson's lake and the Three Tuton mountain peaks. It is rich in natural scenery and would, in the opin ion of the captain, add materially to tho park's attractiveness. Senator Car ter of Montana has drafted a bill for that purpose, which has the indorse ment of the senators from Montana and Idaho, but the Wyoming senators have not yet been won over. Omaha Dee. Dry Hour, repeatedly applied, will re move obstinate grease sjots from car pets, woolens or silk. THE DOCTOR'S STORY. JL" Etperli-uee That 'Followed a Call at Mght. Four or Ave physicians were talking up town the other evening at the home of one, ami the conversation later turned to shop. One of them had recently moved his office down town, and there was Nome discussion as to the advisabil ity of separating house and office. "Well," said tho separatist, "I can't see any difference so long as I am at my office during office hours." "Let me tell yon a story," remarked the oldest man in the party. "Thirty years ago, when I began practice, I lived in Virginia, and for a year or two I slept in my office. Then I married, and my wife owned a nice house, and I went to it to live. It sat back from the street about 50 feet, aud we decided that it would be much nicer if we had my office out on the street iu the far corner of the lot. Only 50 feet away, you will ob serve, but still it was enough. In order to see such callers as came during the night I had a night bell and a speaking tube connecting the front door of the office with my bedroom. You see, I did not want a patient to escape under any circumstances. "Well, everything went nicely enough for three years or so, when ono night a ring came to my bell. It was then about 3 o'clock in the morning, and the ring was a hot one. I asked who it was, and the answer came from a friend of mine to the effect that he was a mighty sick man anil wanted to see me at once. I told him to come around to the house and I would meet him at the door aud take care of him. Then I got up, aud, putting on my dressing gown and slip pers, I proceeded to tho frtuit door. Hut there was no one there and no one in sight on the way between tho gate and the house. "That was odd, and I went back and called through the tube to know what was wrong. I received no answer, and, being quite unable to account for it, I took my lamp it was a very dark and still night and started to go out and investigate. .lust as I was about to step off the porch I lowered my lamp to get u better light on the step, and there at the foot of the perch lay a body. I turned it over at once, and as the light fell on tho face I saw it was my friend who had only a minute before spoken to me. He was quite dead. And when an examination was made.it was discovered that he had died of heart disease, and so near to me that I could almost have touched him. Possibly I could not have been of any service to him if I had seen him when lie first rang the bell, but the possibility that I might so affected me that from that day to this I have had my office as near my bed as I could get it." Exchange. HE LOST A FORTUNE. Or, "There Are Moim-nt When One Wants to lie Aloue." A middle sized man, with a gray mustache and a red tie hitched up on his collar, walked through the restau rant, nodding to acquaintances hero and there. As he stopped at the cashier's desk a man w ho was seated at a table noticed him, and, leaning across to his vis-a-vis, said, "Captain S , United States postal inspector and grand official catcher tif preen goods men." "Yes?" with interest from the man across the table. "Sure. I have always regarded him with a pt culiar affection. He came very near making me a rich man twice in fact, alines! made a wealthy citizen of me o well to do that I would never have had to work again." "How was that?" with a shade of incredulity. "This way: About a year ago the captain superintended a grand haul of green goods me n. The firm which ho raided was the largest, perhaps, in the couutry and had unlimited capital. They had packages of good money to catch suckers with, and this money, amounting to ov?r $150,000, was cap tured and laced in u big satchel by the captain. I called on him for details of the story that afternoon. He was aloue in the office. There were three of us . the captain, myself and tho satchel. He opened the satchel and showed me wealth beyond my wildest dreams. I hated to leave the beautiful vision." j And the narrator sighed deeply. ' "Well," said his friend, "I don't see how that was anything liko making you a rich man. " j "You don't? Well, let me tell you this: If the captain had turned his back for just six seconds I would have been a rich man immediately. But he never turned, and I had to go away again as poor as when I came. " j And with another bitter, heartrending sigh ho watched the inspector stroll out into tho street. Chicago News. i The riaunlble Lie. We resent calumny, hypocrisy and treachery because the y harm us, not be cause they are untrue. Tako the detract. tion and the mischief from tho untruth, 1 and we aro little offended by it. Turn it into praise, and we may be pleased with it. And yet it is not calumny and treachery that do the largest sum of mischief in the world. They are contin ually crushed and are felt euly in being conquered. But it is the glisteuing and softly spoken lie, the amiable fallacy, the patriotic lie of the historian, tho provident lio of the politician, the zeal ous lie of the partisan, the merciful lie of the frie nd and the careless lie of each man to himself that cast that black mystery over humanity through which we thuuk any man who pie rces, us we wouhl thank one who dug a well in a desert. Happy that the thirst for truth remains with us, even when we have willfnlly left the fountains of it. John Ruskin. The .VI ettao re of the Man. When a man says ho is satisfied with his lot, you may be sure of one of two thing eithf r h is (l yf ty enterprising and cunning spt oiit.cn cf humanity or he is a liar. Uj. to Date. Keroseno Is useful In cleaning zinc after it has been washed with hot soap- suds. FKANKK1) FOR THEM. A SOLDIER'S LINCOLN STORY OF PRESIOCKT AND BOYS rj BLLE. Ad Envelop That la More Valuable Than the Heat Statu p In Any Collection The Soldier Who Wouldn't Tell Lincoln m Lie. "Let this go. A. Lincoln." Unless it has been destroyed there is in a home in Fond du Lac county, Wis., a soldier letter in an envelope bearing the above words, signed by the great war president. Frank King was a Lamartine boy, fresh from the farm, and a character our whole company took to kindly from the first. When the army was camped iu Vir ginia, near Washington, the winter of 1801-2, it was a common practice with i the soldiers, when they got a pass, to visit the city to buy a package of en- vplnnes iiini pull nr thn ennitnl apurl in for their muirnr or representative and get him to frank them. One of our boys came back to camp in high feather. He had two packages of envelopes one franked by Senator James H. Doolittle, now a Chicago law yer, the other by the late Senator T. O. Howe, who succe-eded Captain James as postmaster general in President Arthur's cabinet. For 20 years senators and mem bers have been giving a good deal of their time to helping the soldiers with their pension claims. If they have done it as willingly and pleasantly as they used to frank envelopes for the boys, they must be pretty nearly angels. "You fellows, there, ure making a big blast over getting a couplo of sena tors to frank jour envelopes," said Frank King. "Just you wait till you see me come back from Washington with the president's name on some letter cov ers." Within a f ew days Frank King and Harry Dunn, who for years after tho war was a Chicago busiuess man. went to the city. They called at the White House. It whs e'asier to see tho president then than it is now. At certain hours of the day a soldier could reach the chief executive with fully as much ease as a senator can in these later years. King was the ringleader. Approach ing the guard, he said: "We want to see Mr. Lincoln. Ple-ase stand aside aud let us pass. " "Who are you, and what is your busi ness?" "You tell eild Abe we have charge of a regiment over cu Arlington Heights and want to see him on an important matter. He'll let us in." "Where are your shoulder straps?" "We cume over in our everyday clothes. Come, we are iu a hurry. Let us go in and see Mr. Lincoln." The parley had attracted the attention of the president. The door swung open and the good natured chief of the nation smiled upon t fie cheeky young fellows and bade the m step right in. "What can I do for yeiu, my men?" "Mr. Lincoln, I want you to frank these envelopes," said King. "Better get your congressman to do that." "I'd mucli rather have you do it, Mr. Lincoln. The folks at home would liko to see your name on my letters. " "I'll fix one of them. Tako tho rest to your congressman. Who is he?" "I don't kuow." "Where is your home?" "Lamartine, Fond du Lao county, Wis." "That is my friend Scott Sloan's dis trict. You go to Mr. Sloan. He will fix the rest of them." The president shook hands with tho two privates, asked them to bo brave soldiers and wished them a safe return to their western homes. Frank couldn't make his toutmatcs believe that the president had written: "Let this go. A. Lincoln." Hut the next day ho wrote a letter to his father. Tho name of Lincoln was personally exam ined by all of the neighbors. In January, 1804, our regiment was in Washington on the way home, having re-enlisted "veteranized," as they called it. In company with two others I went to the White House. Tho presi dent shook hands with us, thanked us for swearing in for three years more and expressed the hope that we would have a nice visit on our veteran furlough. "Mr. President," said Jones Ed Jones "you franked a letter for one of the boys in our company, Frank King. I wish you would frank one for me." "Odd as it may seem, yon are the second soldier to make such n request. So both are of the same company? Wry well." On Jones' envelope he wrote "A. Lincoln, President," and as he handed it back he asked what had become of that other man who had asked him to pass a letter. "Ho was killed nt Gettysburg." I shall never forget tha look of sad ness iu the president's face when tho answer was given, and it had not disap- peared when we left the room. 'Jones, what did you tell him about King for? Did you see how it pained him?" "What did he ask about him for? Do you suppose I was goiug to lie to a man I would die ftir?" was Jones' indignant reply. Chicago Times-Herald. The Conrt'a Ileclnlon. "You remember Howforth, who mar ried the woman who kepthouso for him so long?" "Yep." "Well, the court granted her a di vorce last week." "Alimony?" "Not iu cash. The decision was that she could keep the house. "Cincinnati Enquirer. A hornets' ne st usually contains from 800 to 400 perfect males and females and au indefinite number of workers. The earliest use of weights is attrib uted to Pheidou, king of Argos, 085 B. C. Tho fear that our kind acts may lo received with Ingratitude should never deter us from performing them. THE MISTAKE SHE MADE. Itallroa'l Traveler Who at Laat Under, tood Kat'h Other. She stt by the cur window, gazing out upon tint unrolling scenery and pos sibly dieaming tif home and things like that. About six fee t away from her, across the aisle, was an empty seat, which at the iu xt station was filled by a man with a sample case. He was 50 years of age or thereabout und was quite as dap per lookiug as if he were 80 und still the knight to please every fair dame who set her soft eyes upon him. The lady was young and pretty, with perh ups a shade tetomuch display in her makeup, but still one could hardly say that, for all is not gold that glitters in such cases or weirds to that effect. When the man hud sat elown iu the vacant seat and composed himself for the journey before him, he began to look about to familiarize himself with his environments, aud in the course of his visual wanderings his eyes fell upon tho young lady. He gave a slight start, as people do when they think they see somebeidy they know, and looked again. The lady wasn't looking, of .course. But she wasn't asleep. Not in tho slightest. After a minute or two or three or four of hesitating investigation the trav eling man, for it was he, arose und very politely and deferentially approached the young lady. It was done as if ho had been practic ing that sort of thing ever since he had picked up the first sample case. Either that or he was to the manner born. "I beg your pardon," he said as she turned frenn the window to meet him with a half startled, fawnlike meive ment not altoge ther unusual on such occasions, "aren't you Miss Morton of Philadelphia?" She gave him a glassy stre with a raw edge on it. "You don't look like a man," she re plied with an insolent air, "who would try to work as old a racket as that on mo. Do I look so green as that?" It was now his turn to gaze at her in startled v. under. "Oh, thut's all right." she laughed, moving over to make room besido her, "and I'll forgive you. You know I am not Miss Morton of Philadelphia or any where else, and so do I know it. But sit down. I'm lonesome, and I'd just as soon have it pleasant little talk with you as not. I'm to meet mamma at the sta tion where we take dinner." "I beg your pardon," said the travel ing man, backing aw ay. "I am sure if you are not Miss Morton I have no de sire whatever to talk with you." Then he went back to his place, and the flip young woman was rather in clined to the opinion that there was at least out man on the road who could be mistaken honestly. All of which occurred between Wash ington and New Yoik within the last two weeks. Washington Star. KILLING WOLVES. Some of the Method I'ted to Get Rid of the 1'eHt. wnoie iamiiies oi tne animals are sometimes asphyxiated in their dens. A wolf of the gray variety generally makes its home by getting on the side of a dirt gulch aud .burrowing straight inward until a safe distance from the surface is reached. There her young ure born aud raised to sturdy cub estate. Winn a owtie)y locates a elen in which he believes the entire family to be gathered, a composite mass of cotton, saturated with damp flour sulphur and other noxious smelling substances, is thrust into the den und set on fire. The mouth of the hole is then filled with clay tamped down solidly, and the im prisoned wolves are speedily suffocated withiu. In this way from (J to 10 and 11 wolves, young and old, are wiped out at one stroke. Another effective method is to bore four or more holes in a flat piece of board and plug them up with beef fat soaked in strychnine. The edor ejf the fat attracts any wolves that may bo in the vicinity, and they lick the fat vora ciously until the leavening of poison dejes its work upon them and they drop dead. Very often as many as a dtizeti wolves aro kill' d off by this process be fore the fat iu the holes is exhausted. Strychnine inclosed in capsules is also used. The capsule is thrust into a slit cut iu a chunk of be ef, and the wolf, bolting tho meat whole, falls an easy victim. Steel traps, baited with raw beef, are also trice! with fair success. Denver Republican. Heading; Women Organize. The women voters of Heading, Pa., met recently at the home of Mrs. Wil liam Carter, Woburu stre-et, and formed an organization. Mrs. S. O. B. Pearson was chose n temporary chairman. Offi cers for tho ensuing year were balloted for, and the following were elected : Mrs. George Bosson, permanent chairman; Mrs. Warren E. Eaton, clerk; Mrs. S. G. B. Pearson, treasurer. The seiety then nominated Mrs. Ellen M. Bancroft for member of the school committee and recommeiide-d that Mrs. Gertrude Hussey bo nominated as a trustee of the public library. Mrs. Warren Eaton was chosen a committee of one to confer with tho proper authorities in regard to having a woman on the board e-f over seers of the poor. Iu conclusion, the so ciety earnestly recommend that every woman in town qualified to vote should register ami cast her vote at the coming town election. A Con f lined Judge. An English lawyer who had a habit of dropping his h's was one day prose cuting before Mr. Justice Lawrance a man for stealing, among other things, a halter. Constantly and consistently ho spoke of " 'alte r," and nfte r au hour or so of this the judge summeuie d the clerk of assize anel setiotisly asked him, "Is this the creiwn court?" "Y i, my lord, I believe so," war the answer of the wondering official "Thank you. I am relieved. I thought I had found my way into un ecclesiastical tribunal." Cheapest combination on earth I Y. Tribune and BANNER both year for fl.J5. N. one THE "FAIR CHILDREN" AT THE GRAF TON GALLERIES. Aye, they (-row older, queena and earla Aud duehes a and king. They loHt their i'liiootnco and curia And put oft eLlldUh thing. They lived and died. For aom the lot In goodly ground was cant, While otht-r marred with plan and plot Th record of the pant. Younii M.ihter Lainbton'a arm and lega That crimson milt outgrew. Port and experience changed the charms Of Joviul Jacky Crewe. The baby Johnson' thunder woke To bellow round the art, And Oaiimljorough'a (h orgiana broke A aeore of hupleHrt heart. A. Cochrane. DEPARTMENT STORES. The Prominent Tart That Trofuae Adver tising Flay In Their Nurceaa. Aside from departures in policy and innovations en a large scale, the original ity of the department store is largely supplied by two departments, to some extent correlated. These are the adver tising department and the window dressing department. One is the litera ture of the gre at stcre, the other its art The shop windows are a great stimulus for the department whoso goods are dis played in them. A good showing will often wonderfully increuse the sale of the stock as well as attract customers to the store who are new to it. Frequently tho head advertising man is the general manager of the steire. Whether this is the case or not, he is a general supervis or of the establishment, with a complete knowledge of its ever changing detail. Every day he holds consultations with heads of departments to find out what particular lines eif articles they want boomed, and about those articles he writes alluring statements for the shop ping public to read, sometimes arrang ing for illustrations with them. The amount of money spent for adver tising is appalling when looked upon as an expense. One great storo in Philadel phia spends em an averag $1,000 every day in the year, and a good many spend $500 a day. The advertising receives probably more of the personal attention of the head of the 1 ouso than any other department. The head of the firm which expends the great sum just mentioned personally suggests and frequently writes the leading lines in the daily an nouncement. The proprietor of a great store in Brooklyn does this invariably and thinks the time well spent which the work daily requires. The mail de partment tends to e nlarge this expendi ture, as the stcre reaches out to the ut most parts of the country, and the fu ture will no doubt see an even greater development in the e ffort to secure mail customers iu the small towns and in country places. Samuel Hopkins Ad ams in Scribner's. Electric Kali road Mat 1st lea. Electric railways iu Europe formed the subject of some interesting statistics recently embodied in a report sent to the United States government by Vice Consul J. F. Monaghau, at Chemuitz, Germany. According to these, tho num ber cf such railways was increased during the year lbl5 from 70 to 111, while tho total length was raiseel from about 4.15 to 500 miles, the number of cars from l,2'.i to 1,747, anel the horse power from u lit lie over IS, 000 to a lit tle over 25, U'JO. Of all the European countries, Germany, aceoreling to Mr. Monaghan's figures, stoeid at the head, with at out 250 miles to her credit, anel an equipment of S57 cars nnd 7,194 horsepower. Tho ether countries fol low eel in tho order given below: SlilcH. Horsepower. Car. France 4.4UO 2J6 EnKland Vi 4,243 143 Austria -Hungary. 44 1,U4(J 157 (Switzerland -D 1,110'J 8fl Italy 23 1.SU0 84 bpuin. 18 eiJU 26 Belgium Ill 1,120 48 Ireland 8 440 23 Russia fi'i 640 82 Servia 04 2U0 11 Norway and Hweden.. 6 225 15 Bosnia 4 73 8 Rouuianiu 4 140 15 Holland 2 820 14 Portugal 2 111) . 8 With this showing it is suggestive to compare the position of tho United States, in which, according to the latest available figures, there were 12,133 miles of road, with a total of 84,971 cars. It is not without reason evidently that tho United States is considered the homo of the electric railroad. Can ada comes next iu order, with 450 miles of road and 1,150 cars. Cassier's Mag azine. They Love Dante. A magnificent uppe r chamber of the municipal palace (the Palazzo Vecchio) in Florence is se t apart iu memory of the great poet Dante. To it each of the 09 provinces and all of the larger cities and towns of united Italy have con tributed a banner in his honor. There are over iJ00 of theso banners in all, and tho donors, in eager emulation, have tried to mako each offering more beau tiful than tho others. Tho banners are of tho differing colors of the provinces and bear their arms in exquisite em broidery or in paintings by the first liv ing artists. The fervor of the homage paid here to the immortal Italian poet stirs the heart of even the passing stranger. Whatever tho jealeiusies or e strange ment of these people, beside his tomb they are united. Youth's Compauiou. Reason. "Look nt that foolish Mr. Baker, out on n day liko this without an umbrella. Is he crazy?" "I'm afraid he is. Let's hurry on. I don't want to meet him." "Why not?" "Ho may recognize this umbrella. It's his." Pick Me Up, Some English genealogists pretend that there is a family lino of union con necting Queen Victoria with Alfred the Great. It was formerly the custom among English cloth dealers to add the breadth of the thumb to the yard measure He Is gentle who deies gentle deeds. Chaucer.