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Both tbe method and results when
Syrup of Figa is taken ; it ia pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and . Bowels, cleanses the sys-5r-"
pm effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy oi ita kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healhy and agreeable substances, its
many excellnt qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. An reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
California is Shaken
IHg Sensation.
by a
An Ex-(Jovernors Wife Co-Ite-spomlent
in a Divorce Suit.
The Plaintiff the Spouse of a Noted
Judge aud Attorney.
A Trll-Tale Letter Itetray the Wayward
nl CoiiHiimiiiK tut Uiixelllsli l.ov
of Mrs, tfovnrnor Stoneuian.
AVliy She l.oved.
3x8 Akoelkr, Cal., Dee. Id. Ordi
narily it taken a great dent to shock
'the "best society'' here, but it now
qUJVera Inmi lh flrxt lo Die last of
tne swell four hundred. Mr?. Nusoiu
liransou lifts tiled a divorce suit link
dug Mrs. '-Gov." George Ktoneiiiau
co-respondent, alleging adultery.
Mr. Uov. Htoneiuaii Is about 50
years old, but "makes up" for a
woman of 35. Khe is the wife of ex
(!ov. George Htouemau of this State,
who was also a general in the Federal
army during the late civil war.
Judge lUaiiMo,. i about (() years of
age, and is the atorncy fur the Hauta
re Kailroad syrdeui ol I lie West
lu lnfr'S M, wlule rnoiieuiau was
Goveruo.-of California, Mrs.. Stone
man was the lender of society at the
capital, and her i eceptions were very
brilliant in the extreme Gossips
coupled Iter name Willi II. at or J tarry
Darn, the Governor's private secre
tary. Darn had been society leporter
on a San I'Yancinco paper Mito being
lutxte pi 1 vale secretary. Ti, old
Governor, hh is usual with liu-hands,
liever herd thene damaging r. ports,
and the utlair hoou blew over. Jl nv
Vrr, there win inmitr setlrt.Ulon.
Darn was accused T stlliutr p wdons;
that, using his influence with tiie
CuVt ruor through Mrs. ISloueujaii,
one criminal was pardoiud, and the
Governor deuird having siued
lH-umeut. Darn lied to China.
At the coutrliiaiou of his ttrm
Clovernor and Airs. Mone:nii
t turned to Loi Angeles, where
posed an the leader of the "best
ciety, and no move was made with
out llrst conxulting' her. She was the
bifurcated Ward McAlister oi the
citv. Keceutly there has been more
gossip about her, and she gave a
grand reception to test the Heuiimeut
of the public in reference to scandal
about herself and Judge Branson
Society turned its cold, bare thoul
ders toward her, and then the bomb
shell burst iu the divorce courts.
('v. Stoiieinu is now at the home
of some of his friends in New York.
The poor old feilow claims that some
time ago an effort was made to get
him into a lunatic asylum. 1 1 is fr
lune has been fritted away, by his
wife's leckless extravagance, and a
few years ago some frieinXsf. inter
ceded aud congress passed relief
bill, placing him on the retired list as
A General, or half pay. The follow
ing is part of a juicy letter, alleged to
have been written Ly the frisky Mrs.
fcstoueman to Judge Biausou:
Sunday Kvlnind, 10 p. m.
It has been ax I imagined it would be,
dearest, that the evening onlv would
be mine own to dispose of as I would,
unit so, desiriug to please you in all lit
tle things possible, without, even a hint
of w hat I might io iu great ones, 1 am
writing you.
1 do not know, my preoiors, if I was
dreaming of you this morning just be
fore waking, hut 1 do know that my
llrst conscious thought was of you, with
nu-h longing desire that it might have
been my privilege to turn towards you
ami be clasped iu those loving, tender,
protecting arms anil held elose to your
faithful heart. It seemed but a moment
ee I realized the futility of the wish,
and yet it really seemed but the ending
of a dream, and all to-day 1 have felt as
rested, as satisfied as if 1 had been
really lying there. Why was it, dearie
that 1 should have felt so? 1 really
cannot account for it, but it was pence,
assurance, rest, oh, the rest apparently,
that this world seldom, if ever, gives,
at least for long at a time.
Sweetheart, would it really make you
so jw-rlectly hnppy to have me add two
winds to my letter of Sunday? It is a
great deal to make any one even mod
cratcly hnppy. for h limited time iu this
mrry old world. V hat a bribe you
oiler me when you say you would have
all you wanted or hoped for, and yet
when I add them, as 1 can, 1 feel per
fectly sure you will not be satisfied.
Since our last interview, so entire and
restful is my trust in your love for me,
that you have really arrived at lovint;
me, hot yourself through me that you
desire and mean to mako my happi
ness as well as your own satisfaction,
your aim and object, that I am willing
to say I will give you wjiat you
can usk, feeling su.-e, as I do, that
since 1 have permitted your searching
scrutiny into tno inmost hidden reces-
''s "' 1,1 v nesri, you are too uiucn a purl
Je3 JkVNt'fl' to ask what it would at anv
. -nin mo to feel I had granted vou.
Ja flv; "" never win
uie lor another.
Jno beyond
! to re-
for it to do but gush forth in all its full
ness. More than ever before, my best, only
beloved, have I felt since you talked to
me, that you have in every way made
me happier; that you have voluntarily
so dedicated vourself, without any exac
tion or bargain on mv part, than any
assurance vou could have made me.
This, now, is real, true, pure love from
man to woman as man expects from
woman to man beloved, we are fast
reaching tho equal plane we have so
often talked of. It is a royal crown for
my wearing dedicated yourself to me.
If it he a sacrifice, I feel sure vou are
glad to make it for my sake, and that it
will soon cease to seem a sacrifice to
IJeloved, I will give and forgive you
anything, that loving me as you do now,
you may ask. (ood night, my faithful
one, always and forever, yours,
M (Or your own.)
Statu op Omo, City of Toledo, i
Lucas County. f
Kit an K J. Ciiknky makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the lirui of K. J.
Cheney V Co., doing business iu the
City of Toledo, county and state afore
said, and that said llriu will pay the
sum of one hundred dollars for each
and every cast of catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use ot Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Kkaxk J. Chknky,
Sworn to before me aud subscribed in
my presence, this (iih day of December,
A. I). iSSU. A. W. (iLKARuN,
Seal. Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internal
ly and acts on the blood aud mucous
surfaces of the system. Send for testi
monials free. F. J. CiiKNur itOi.,
Sold by druggists, 7."e. Toledo, O.
octi:i ay lm HI
A Colored Coruay.
While women have ligured among the
thousands of martyrs who have sacri
liced homo, and even life, to a noble
cause, there are lev, if any, cases 1
which colored women have hgured in
that light, lint ono has now risen from
among that race, and is now iu iioston.
She is liss Ida li. Wells, whose home is
Memphis, Tenn. She is the Charlotte
Cordav of her people, who tor the pub
lic good (so she conscientiously
thought) assassinated the Ma ruts
of Memphis iu a fiery, denun
eiatorv editorial, condemning the liar
baric lawlessness of lynching in The
l-'ree Speech, of which she was the (li
ter. Iike all martyrs to a cause, the
torrent of her convictions swept away
all cautiousness, and to-day she is ah
exile from her home, anil threatened
with hanging or burning at the stake,
should she return in twenty years, by
the lawless moli whom she denounced
in The l-'rce Speech. The salvation of
the colored people of the South may yet
come through a woman. iso.stoii
Nowhere except in "c.ilchawed
Hosting" could the halo of L.iityr-
dom encircle the kinky head of luu
Wells Hut martyrs are cheap in
Hoston. Tne llele civilization of
that ciiv of thin-legged ncholars and
glass eyd f males finds pleasant
mental diversion in worshipping at
the large flat feet of La J. Welis,
aud in ciowning her kinks with
Mowers from the c n-ervaiories of
the elite. It will hl be :t blessing
to the Kov. Jo C'd"k and other sen
sational pul pi torts who gel their
texts from the newspapers and make
partisan stu:jp speeches to their con
gregations in the name of religion.
So tar as this Wells wench is con
cerned her claim to rank in history
a ong wiih Charlotte Corday rests
upon a very fragile foundation. She
was never the editor of Free Speech,
though she was the mistress of the
scoundrel who was which in Hoston
may probably be regarded as the
enme thing The editor of this
obscene publication printed iu his
paper a puerile article containing a
gross and scandalous libel upon the
virtue of Southern womanhood. The
people of Memphis had borne with
this wretch's inflammatory appeals to
the vicious of his i ace, but this last
was beyond human endurance, lie
saved himself by throwing the re
sponsibility upon the black harlot
who is now starring the North iu the
character of Charlotte Corday, and
who seems to be the reigning belle of
the season in Hostou society. Ida
will probably gather iu a goodly store
of thekels out of the Charlotte Cor
day business. 1'eople who wuld not
give live cents to a starving beggar
will open their purses to this De
grees, and if she doesu't come oil'
with a white husband we shstll be
surprised. The same spirit that
cau-ed the same class of people - to
wort-hip old John Brown will make
them worship Ida I?. Wells. John
Brown wan applauded not for the
meie fact that he was a thief and a
muiderer, but because his victims
were Southern people.; because he
came to give the South over to mur
der, rapine and massacre, to butcher
women and childreii in their beds
and teed the hate of the I'urilau bi
got with the blood of hid enemies.
Ida Wells is worshipped as the licen
tious detainer of Southern women
1 he obscene tilth that tlows from her
pen is chaste and classic literature
to these people. It is out of such raw
material that Bostou Puritans make
their heroes ansl heroines; and
whether it be Ida Wells or John
Brown, the liai lot or the thief, they
have always a lewder worthy of their
principles and of their cause. Mem
phis Commercial.
A Leader.
Since its first introduction, Klectric
Bitters has gained rapidly ii popular
favsw, until now it is clearly lu the
lead among pure medicinal tonics
and alteratives containing nothing
which permits its use at) a beverage
or intoxicant, it ia recoguizedas the
best aud purest medicine for all ail
ments of stomach, liver oi kidneys
It will cure sick headache, indiges
tion, constipation, and drive malaria
froui the system. Satisfaction guar
anteed with each bottle or the money
wiil be refunded. Price only 50c. per
bottle. Sold by Wcldridge, Irvine &
Towler. f2 dec2 ly
The Industrial lvelitiet in the
Week Eiktlin Di-n-inbf-r lOtli.
The Tradesman, Chattanooga, Ten
nesst-e, in its review of the industrial
situation iu the South for the week
ending December lTth calls atten
tion to the great incie-a-e iu the num
ber of import-ait buildings to be
erected for manufacturing, business,
religious and educational purposes
throughout the South such as a 300,-
000 office building at New Orleans, a
$odu,uuu obseivatory at rort W orth,
Texss, aud a if."),r00 office building
at Winston, N. V.
. The Tradesman correspondents re
port au ii. crease iu the number of
textile mills in process of establish
ment, continued and increasing de
mand in the coal market where
prices remain firm, and ihut the
promise of higher prices for lumber
is causing the erection of many teaw
Th'5 industrial situation is at the
pret-ciit time more encouraging than
at any previous period of the year.
The Tradesman reports o( new indus
tries for the week, together with 5
enlargements of manufacturing
plants, and o0 impurtaut new build
ings.' Ashviue, N. C, Nov. 24, '92.
It. Ij. Eves, Dear Sir: enclosed
please tiud one dollar for four botties
of your White Pine and Mulleiu
Cough Keniedy. It is undoubtedly
the mediciue for la gripre. It is the
only thing that did me anv cood last
1 1 -Mr.Uer.
Please express the goods
.Jersey May.
II. F. Round.
s Sly
Interesting to Farmers, Breeders and
Fa-;, I'igner untl Information of
Central Interest to th t:otiotry
Sprinvr lambs come in limited num
bers before the holidays. They sell lor
high prices, of course; those weighing
2a pounds frequently bring flu.
If you think best to clean your
stalls out before tspruug, put the ma
nure under shelter; indeed, all com
post heaps should be sheltered.
We know of farms -wheie the cost
of keeping stock through the viuter
neutralizes the profit made on it in
the summer; but upon such farms we
nu nofilo, no root eropa are grown
and atored. and much of the corn
fodder is itermitted to go to waste in
the fields.
Salt, in moderation, is a great help
to digestion in all animals, .especially
those ttiat are put up to fatten
It causes them to eat more, stimu
lates digestion aud preserves the
general health.
The day of fancy prices for well
bred cattle, such as practical farmers
want for improving thsir stock, is
happily past. Gcoa animals cau now
be nought at trices within the reach
of all. This ensures general improve
tnent along tue whole line in the near
I f y on want to keep the fleeces of
your sheep free from chaff, graes
seeds, etc.. have vour hay racks lor
them made so as to rest bottom ou
the irrouiid. anil the sheep to eat from
the top or sides. Fill theee with hay
while the sheep are away from them
and vou will avoid fouling the
The cowp. ies and hens should
clothe the family and pay taxes and
s'.ore bills. In This way a man may
begin on a niudown farm, and by
wise aud economical use of the barn
manure, beli ed out by fertilizers, can
keep the farm improving. The more
carefully and thoroughly all the
work is done the better returns
will give, (let as good stock as pos
sible. and add to and improve it at
every opportunity.
Lambs are valuable property to
have in the fall. If kept growing
gradually through the winter by
caretul, generous feeding, they will
usually double in value, or more, by
spring. Fat lambs are always iu
great demand at that season ot the
year, and at high prices. An enter
prising farmer goes about in his
region and purchases half-grow ii
lambs, whether in good tlesli or poor,
if he can keep theiu. "cheap." These
he feeds and prepares for the spring
market, and tmds the business exceed
iugly profitable.
Pool try.
Bee that your poultry houses and
chicken coops are well ventilated
without exposiug the occupants to
the danger of sleeping in draughts ol
A suci-essful poultryman finds
buckwheat au excellent food for
fowls ; he ascribes his -profit to its
use, in addition to ktepiug the - poul
try we31 fed and cared for. .. .
It-is not w-ll to feed grown-up-
fowls with too much toft food. It
tends to muke them dyspeptic. The
crop becomes distended and the food
passes into the gizzard in larger
quantities than is required. Better
fe d them more on whole, dry grain,
jjo not try to raise your cnicKs ou
the manure pile. One reason why
broilers are of such hue flavor is on
account of the feed they get. Pure
grains and meat give the desired
(Jeese are profitable, aud can be
raised with ouly ihe same water sup
ply thai vou need for other poultry,
Heelings, to fciieceed well, should be
hatched as early as possible. Their
lood is largely grass, and if they can
avail theiuseves ol it while tho gras-s
is young aud tender they can be
grown with very little expense, in
In making the chicken house ready
for winter, it is not desirable to have
it very warm. A temperature of 50
degiees is better and healthier than
any thing higher, but try and main
tain it evenly, and have good venti
latiou without draughts.
Whole wheat is belter for fowls
than corn. It does not make them so
fat,' and, considering the greater
number of eggs there cau be pro
cured by using it, Is altogether a
more economical food.
Save all the fowl bouse manure
There is none better for melon and
early gardeu vegetables. Here are
some good suggestions about saving
ic: lu one corner of the fowl houe
have au empty box or barrel, aud in
another a ban el of laud plaster.
INext to the floor sprinkle a thin
layer of plaster, aud at regular set
times take a scraper and scrape up
droppings aud plaster together and
place iu the empty vessel. Another
good plan, where laud plaster is not
convenient, is to keep a pile of rich,
dry toil convenient for use, instead
of lausl plaster.
Successful gardening means a plen
tiful application of fertilizers, and, in
deed, tnere should be more attention
given to saving manure on the farm.
It is by no means uncommon to hear
of successful plantings ot asparagus
in the fall. At ihe same time but
few losses occur when tho planting
takes place just as the shoots are
pushing iu the spring.
Soil is seldom made too rich for
strawberries, and probably the whole
secret is proper stimulation and re
striction. High feeding and reetric
tiou, by cutting oil" all but a few of
the runners, are sure to produce a
good crop of berries.
There are dealers who buy cheap,
imperfectly sorted and carelessly
packed fruits, carefully sort and grade
them, and sell the best grade at a
price sufficient to pay all outlay,
while they have the Inferior grades
as a profit. Why should not the
grower make this profit? -
One bed of strawberries three or
four feei wide aud 100 feet long, if
highly cultivated, will produce a
large quantity of berries for a small
family. In the family garden the
narrow bed plan is the best. Have
the bel three or four feet wide, with
three rows of p'ants to the bed.
It is generally conceded that bear
ing apple trees need mauure, but if a
tree that has beeu in blossom is ma
nured some year when no blossoms are
formed, its growth is often so stimu
lated that it takes a year or two for it
to get into bearing again. At this
time of year it is ea.-y to uoice'by the
buds what apple trees will be iu bear
ing this year. Manuring thse can
not be a mistake, as the fertilizer will
mostly go to perfect the f uit, yet
leaving energy enough iu many
kinds of apples t form buds for a
fruit crop the following j ear.
To procure a good lawn the pri
mary requisite ia proper preparation
of the soil. Where this can be done
by the plow, a deep furrow should be
thrown out with the turning plow,
and a sub-soil plow run iuto the bot
tom of each furrow. This will iurn
and looseu to a depth of from 15 to 19
inches, according to the thorough
ness of the yot-k. Tf done by labor
it should b7 Spaded as deep as the
spada can penetrate and ifa nub-soil
loosened with ft f lckt but iu no Cake
should the sub-soil be brought to the
surface if the sowiug ' is to be im
mediate. Agriculture.
Never use the land roller when the
ground is damp enough to become
impacted, is good advice, but to the
grain grower, be sure to use ' it when
the ground is in proper condition, is
equally good.
Geiierally the best profits from the
farm can be derived by growing a
variety ot crops and then feeding
them out to a variety of stock ou the
farm and marketing. In this way the
risks of failure are lessened, and its
various products can be used to the
best advantages.
Farmers wiil spend a day at some
convention denouncing the railways
for charging them three cents for
carrying them a mile in five minutes,
aud say not a word about the awful
condition of the roads that makes it
cost them $2 to transport a load over
a mile iu au hour.
Theory ia good, but practice is bet
ter. It is easy to tell how a thing
should be done, but the only way to
know how is to go to work and do it.
We may read all we cau and still
know very little about the care of
stock. We can only gain a practical
knowledge by actually caring for
them, aud in so doing we shall learu
the true value of theories. A theory
which may ba all right with oue
persou when reduced to practice may
prove a flat failure when tried by
A good farmer will never under
take to till more land than he can
thoroughly cultivate. It is the aim
of many farmers to get as many acres
into crops as possible, giving no
attention to the matter of how they
are put in. For instance, one mau
will put in 50 or 60 acres of wheat,
while his neighbor will put iu 30 and
get as many bushels, and perhap-s
more. Now, the farmer should bear
in mind that well tilled land is con
stantly improving, while half tilled
land is growing pocrei e 'ery day.
In a trip over the country one will
see mowers, harvesting machines,
threshing outfits and other expensive
machinery lust where it was last in
use. taking the weather a-s it comes
This kind of experimenting is all
done at the purchaser's expense.
It improves composts to dig down
aud repile two or three weeks pre
vious to applying to laud.
A good way to reduce bones for
fertilizing purposes is to break them
into fragmeuts and place into layers
in a heap oi fermenting manure-
fresh manure from the stables, for
A very convenient way to accumu
late phosphate of potash is to keep i
barrel of lye on hand Tor the recep
tion of all the bones about the house
and farm. A supply of the finest fer
tilizinc matter can in this way be
always kept on hand. It is especially
valuable for garden vegetables.
Kvery farmer should keep a hand
ami team at work all the year around
in collecting material for manure
making compost and hauling the
sam to the fields. One industrious
hand and a good team so employed
would do more good on a farm in the
course of twelve month's than any
two men otherwise engaged.
Painstakiug French farmers not
uofrequeutly select the finest beans
of grain from which they may raise
what may be called motiier-pianis a
sources of future seed. Generally the
heaviest beads are laid aside for the
Want of sufficient shelter on the
farm is a great sourca of loss in many
directions. Thousand of dollars are
lost annually by allowing wagons,
mowers, plows, elc, to stand exposed
to rain and suu. Similar losses are
entailed for want of sufficient stock
sheds iu winter. Oftentimes much of
the crop is lost for lack of a good root
over it after it is harvested.
The best manure for permaneut
pastures is a top dressing of ground
bone. From 1,200 to l,50i) pounds au
acre will show permaneut effect for
seven or eight years following.
We are inclined to believe thit
much of theso-called winter killing of
clover is due to the fact that the
clover fields are too closely cropped
by live stock until late in the 111
Hence, the plant is let with hardly
any ton or crown to protect the roots
through the winter. We believe
the clover were left to grow up aftr
be first of October and all live 9tock
Kept oti, there would be less com-
piaiut of winter killing.
"Dixie Flyer'
aud ;(Juick-Step"
The "Dixie Fiyer" through sleep
ing car line from Nashville to Jack
sonville, Fla., via Chattanooga, Look
out Mountain, "Battle Above the
Clouds," Kenneeaw Mountain, Atlan
ta. Macon, and .Lake City without
change, takes up immediate connec
tion in Uuiou Depot, Nashville,
every morning, of trains leaving bt
Louis, l'JvausvilIe, Cincinnati, liouits
ville, Uuiou City, Martin, and Mem
phis at night. "Quick-Step" through
leepiug car leaves St. Louis in the
morniLg, JNashviiie y :(Jo p. m, con
nects at Atlanta with sleeping car for
Jacksonville aud Tampa, via Macon,
Lake City, aud Florida Central and
Peninsular Kailroad. This line gives
daylight ride through the picturesque
mountains and historic battlefields of
Tennessee and Georgia. Sleeping car
berths can be engaged through iu
advance. Excumiou tickets are now
on sale by this route to all principal
South Georgia and Florida winter
resorts. Further information on
application to coupon ticket offices,
or to W. Ij. Dauley, General Paseuger
and Ticket Agent, Nashville, Teuu.
decl6 tf (2)
jetter List.
Ijist of letters remaining in the ofHce
for the week ending Dec. 10th, IWJ.
Armstrong, Mrs A Hill, Charley
Kurks, Ida
Hendricks, Mrs M
House, Please
Jones, Mary
Jones, Bella
Long Mariah
McKinney, Oler 2
McNulty, Phil
McLetnore, Lizzie
McLemore, Mary
Martin, John
Matthews, John
Nicholson, A J
Porter, Miss Mattie
Phillips, Miss M
Koseboro, Rev J H
Beeves, Ureen
Sellers. Winnie
Brown. Bettie
Campbell, Bob
Cathev. Mrs M W
Cheatham, Jas
Cooper, Henrietta
Ciller, Elizabeth
Campbell, C A.
Darling, Liizzie
Dot sou, Houston
Kwiug, Kanuie
t rancis. Mar Eliza
Farrow, James
Franklin, Mary Li
1 avlor, C A
(ray, Lizzie
Hyde, Ophelia
Harvlou, Becky
llainmerlv. Jim
Webster, Martin
Wilkes, Miss Nettie
dec 23kd, 1S92.
Amis, Mary Jane
Alexander, M
Allmond, M
Howard, John
Holliday, Anderson
Hiskins, Lawrence
Jones, C B
Johnson, L B
Iive. Charles
Marshall, Minnie
McDonald, W II 2
Polk, Easter
Itidlev, Annie
Scruggs, W W
Thompson, N L
Thomas, Davie
Walker, George
Webster, Richard
Walker, Amanda
Walker, Minnie li
Walker, Emma
Alvord, Frank E
Binneuiou, V
Ilurton, C C
Estes, M E
Eddings, Mary
Ersley, W MeUeo
Fleming. Florence
Franeisco, C B
Fagan, li M
Foster Carrie
ranklin, MaryL
Fickes, 1 F
lireen, Sarah
(Jren, A P
Gordon, Laura
(.iresharn, Koht
et.lty. Marie
ogog, twanl
White, Bell
Fleming, Miss Tennie
Parties calling Tor the above let te. 8
will please say advertised.
G. VV . JtlACKBORX, 1. M.
Itch, mange and scratches of everv
kind, on human or animal, cored in
80 miuutes by Woolford'i Sanitary
Lotion. Thii nver falli. Bold by A.
B. lUini, druggist. my6 ly
For the Hkkalx.J
A mother lent her weary head
O'er the cot of her Buffering child.
And prayed to God to send her J-y
And spare tue life of her Uarilug boy.
As the prayer arose from that aching heait
It was caught by angels aud borue aloft.
And a tender father Diapered low
His life Is spared, now gleve no more.
Years pusned away, the boy grew np,
But his Iffe was ruined by the fatal cup,
And a mother again Id anguish wild
.Pleaded for tho soul of her wayward child
Oh ! Heavenly Father, forgive, I pray.
The sinful prayer 1 prayed that day.
For bad thy holy will been done,
My boy would have died when pure aud
Forgive me when In Ignorance I asked
For the life of the child I loved,
For I did not fornee this dreadful day,
Or think he might ever go autray.
Oh ! call him back lrorn a life ol shame,
The fond old mother cried.
And ia all thlugs else "thy will be done,"
If thou wlit only save my on.
That dear old mother Is now It ing at rest.
With the once loving arias folded o'er
her breast.
But the prayers that she prayed are re
corded above
And God is still sparing the boy that she
Mother we know that thou art now fully
For we have our dear Lords word
That "blessed are the pure In heart
For they shall see tuelr God."
But brother, mine, I'm sad to-night
And grieved I've been all dav.
In thinking of that mother's prayers,
And how you went astray.
I too have prayed on bended knee
That sainted mother's prayer.
And hope the Lord will grant me joy.
By sefcingj.be return of my mother's boy.
Gathered ur Our Faithful Corps of
Hampsiiikk, Dec. 10. The Thomas
Brooks sale showed that the people are
willing to pay high prices for thing sold
on time. Land i en ted for four dollars
per acre and other things in proportion.
We were inviied to eat an opossum
dinner at Mr. Hunter Brooks' home; and
Mr. Editor, all we could do was to think
of ye and oil hands, and we did this and
ate a hearty dinner.
Xmas will soon be here, and we all
have an influence for good or evil, and
we should bo careful that ours is ex
erted for good. We should carry all the
sunshine and happiness that is possible
into the lives of others. When we con
sider how ungrateful so many of us are
for the blessings we receive, and how
we ico throuirh this life with our eves
kshut, we leel like the Lord is too good to
us, and ii we received our deserts He
would deprive us of our blessings. The
Lord knows our shortcomings and we
believe He punishes us in this lite for
our wickedness and ingratitude to II im
in many ways. He alliicts some with
bodily infirmities, others He keeps
poor, and iu soino way all of us have
our troubles which are intended to
bring us nearer to God. So my old and
young friends let us do nothing this
Christmas that will set a bad example
to others. We pray God to help us to
appreciate the comforts of lite. May
the Lord bless the Hkkald family and
all its friends, especially its editor aud
his family. Let the people say amen to
his labors, and help sustain liini and the
II kkai.d family, is our prayer. A happy
Christmas to all, a prosperous year and
a good fat pie for tho editor.
The Baptist people will havo preach
ing at their house of worship on Christ
mas day; come aud hear His servant
one ho ir, and then go home Mint enjoy
tho rest of tho day as becomes Chri.--tisns.
Wheat is looking better every day,
and should no accident happen there
will be a line crop.
The market price paid lor hogs is too
high, and wid and iiint come down;
not by my say so, but because tho Hem
ocruts have both Houses, in Washing
ton, and Turney holds the reins for Ten
uessee, and a good chance for our Bob
to go to the Senate.
M v warmest regards to all the corres
pondents of the 1Ii:hai.i; a happy
Christinas and a prosperous new
year. J. M. A
The Homeliest Mau. in Columbia
As well as the handsomest, and others
are invited to call ou anv druggist aud
get free a trial bottle of -Kemp's Balsam
lor Hid Throat and Lungs, a remedy
that is selling entirely upon its merits
and is icuaranteed to relieve and cure
all Chronic aud Acute Coughs, Asthma,
uroucuitis aud consumption.
feb2ti-eow 1 v
Mt. Pleasant, Dee. 19. Kx-Gov.
Kobt. L. Taylor, (our Bob) will deliver
his famous lectin e, "The Fiddle and the
Jiow" in the Chapel ot Howard Insti
tute at this place on the night of the
30 ult. The proceeds will le applied to
the improvement of the M. E. oarsonai'e
here. AU who wish to enjoy the great
est intellectual treat of the season, . as
well as to help a deservingcause, should
not iail to attend this entertainment.
There is a movement on foot to secure
the location at Mt Pleasant of the
Orphan Asylum, provided by the
Nashville Synod of the Presbyterian
Church for the education. care and main
tenance of ornhaiis within its bounds.
There is no place better adapted to this
fmrpose than the beautiful, healthy,
mspitable town of Mt Pleasant and
the committee would certainly make no
mistake in deciding uiioii bringing this
institution here.
On last Wednesday nitrht about
twenty invited friends assembled at the
home "of Capt W. S. Jennings to sneuJ
the tleeting hours in pleasant conver
sation aud drink in the rich strains ot
music that floated softly from harp and
guitar, under the talented touch of Miss
Maud Wright
Misses Birdie Pender and Maud
Wright, after a ten days visit to Mioses
Carena and Zula Terrv, returned to
their homes at Bigbyville, last Satur
day. Their grace and beautv. srentilitv
of manner and sweetness of disposition,
iounu nie peuetraDie places in tne
hearts of several of our most gallant
Mr. Joe J. Jones, of Park's Station.
was here a few days last week.
Master Burnett Anthony and little
Miss Ethel Akin, returned to Thomp
son's Station Saturday, after spending
the week with Miss Bettie Akin.
Miss Mary Foster of Union SDrint's.
Ala- is tho truest ot her brother, the
Itev. Sterling J. Foster, at Mrs. - L. L.
Miss Lewis, of N. C is visitine her
sister, Mrs. Emniett Hogue.
Miss Sadie Kindell spent last week
with her aunt Mrs. R. C. Church, in
your citv.
Miss lieaulah Br-itton of Water Val
ley is up on a visit to Mrs. Sam Brat
ton's family at Porter's.
Air. Walter McCandlas. of Charleston.
S. C, was registered at the "Itickett-'s
House" one night this week. ' He was
on a "special' business trip.
Miss Alice .Bond will leave Fridav
afternoon to spend the holidays with
Miss Ophelia Turner iu East N'aHhvilla.
She will visit Franklin, ere her return.
Miss Octa Heckett. of Biubvville. is
with Maj. Joe Howard's family.
Ou Monday evening Dec 20, there
will be a Xmas tree in the M. E.
Church and we hope "Old Santa" will
be promptly on hand with his dolls,
buttles, lire-crackers and other things
to J "lease the childish hearts.
Tne ladies of tho Fresbvterian Church
are holding a "Bazaar" from now until
New Year's at the home of Mrs. John
GixMlloe, the profits of which are to go
to a charitable cau-e.
Pork is selling at tii cents gross and
retails at our butcher shops at eight
cents. Atiienk.
Spring Hill, Dec. 21). Misa Mamie
White, of this plaoe, will leave this
week for Kuoxyille, where she will
spend some time with her sister, Mrs.
Daniel Briscoe.
Mr. A. W. McKay and family leave
ou Wednesday for Columbia, where
tbev will reside.
Alls Minnie Thompson ha been with
her aunt, Mr. J M. Myes, of Columbia.
k Mra. Alonta MeKlttaek and Mra.
Johtiibn have returuad (rem visit to
hMiIiand Mrs-Lewis Green are now at
their home in this place.
Mrs. Jane Casky returned recently
from the country. uwjr
Mrs. T.J. Dixon, Mrs. John WTade.
and Miss Janle Ormau visited Nash
ville last week.
MisH Josie Baugh has returned from
Nashville, after a short visit to relatives
Miss Pearl Neeley, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
who is now attending school at lielinout
College, will spend the Christmas holi
days with the Misses Ormau, of this
Mr. Dave Kinnard, of Williamson,
was here the first of this week.
Mr. William Lane and family will go
to Nashville the first of January to live.
Messrs." John Brown, Frank Sullivan
and Pink Caperton aud Rev. Charles
Sullivan went to Columbia last week to
hear the "Fiddle and the Bow."
Miss Irene Crowe, one of our acconi
plished young ladies, is back from
Nashville and Brentwood.
Major N. F. Cheairs has returned from
a pleasant trip to norma.
We are to be favored with a grand
tnusicaie on next i nurwiny mgiit, uec
22, at the Spring Hill Male Academy
Mr. Frank Sullivan has succeeded in
obtaining the best talent of Nashville
and it will doubtless bo a great success
We are glad to announce that on Jan,
1, at 6 p. m., in the C. P. Church, Mr,
Gain Sing Quah, the Chinaman, now
student at Lebanon, will deliver a lec
ture on the "Manners :nd Customs o
Chinese. ' All are cordially invited to
be present. .
ICoutioued to Second Page.)
JiiKtly Entitled to It.
Dr. Hale's Household Cough Cure s
justly entitled to the praise it Is receiv
ing. Wherever introduced it has prov
en' itself the most reliable remedy
known Tor the cure ot coughs, colds
hoarseness, whoopingcough, bronchitis
soreness of the lungs and every kind of
a cough from a simple ccld to iucipieut
consumption, finely vegetable. Ai
ways reliable and effective. For sale a
25c. and 50c. per bottle at A. B. Kaiua
drug store. (3) dec! ly
The Frtiu li Itahble Laugh at the Terror
ufa Wretch Under the Guillotine.
Paris, Dec. 16 Ou the night of
the 3rd of last month Lugene (Jiauii
toil killed two men who were tryiug
to arrest him for robbing a house
To-day he paid the penalty of his
crime under the guillotine. When
Cramnton. walking between the
uruards. raistd his eves and saw th
death machine he fell to the uround
with a shriek, ami had to be litterlly
carried to the block. The rabbte
which had gathered to see the exeeu
th n seemed to enjoy the wrttchee
terror imirieliHel v. Crnmi.toll strut?
eled even after he had been bound t
the plank. Then the blade fell
silently and swiftly and his head
rolled inti the basket below, whil
the moo dispersed, laughing and
TUo Atlaut Constitution.
We call attention to the announce
ment of the Weekly Constitution
published at Atlanta, Oa. The Con
stitution has the 'ergnMt number of
subscribers of auy weekly newspaper
published in the world, now having
more than 1 56. 000 regular weekly
frubscribere. It wants 1200,000, and we
commend it to our readers. No
paper has done more for the upbuild
ing of the agricultural interests of the
South than the Constitution. It liai-
worked for vt-ars for the agricultural
development f f this i-ectiu and for
the bf tte-i uieut ol lite condition of tin
With recent, improvements nn
additional facilities the Constitution
is now a belter newspaper than ever,
and is in a posit iou to pusu with in
ci eased vigor its magnificent work
for the agricultural development of
the South. Heii.-g essentially a new s
paper, aud at the same time devoting
much of it space to the Very best ol
current liteiature and to such special
featuies as are of peculiar interest to
the farinois, it commends ilself to
every farming household.
silrer Wedding.
Clakksvillk, Tbnx., Dec. 20 On
the evening of the 12th at their hand
some residence on Academy Avenue,
ClaiksvilU;. Teuu.. Mfj.aud Mrs. Jas
D. Tlioiuai celebrated m a li.osl
charming manuer their silver ed-
dii.g by a receptiou held fiom 8 to 1
o'clock. The chandeliers, pictures
aud walls were effectively decorated
with evergreens, llowers and nio'.toee
Ovtr the front door iu beautiful let
ters of evergreen was the word wel
come, aud on entering the drawing
room the first thing to greet the eye
were the dales I8b lhWH, artistically
arranged in some ivy on the wall
The supper was elegant, and beauti
fully served iu five courses. The
ll.ral Oecpratious were exquisitely
arranged by Mr. Morton ot li,ver
greeu Lodge. Maj. and .Mrs. Thomas
were the recipients of a large numbei
of hand-nine and valuable gifts, in
silver aud gold, alsolove'y Jewelry,
tokens from ttieir friend wb
cordially wished them many more
anniversaries. They were at-sisted
in receiving by Mr. aud Mrs. Hufoul,
Mrs. Gracy, Mies Thomas, Miss
Northinirtou and others. Mrs.
Thomas was attired iu a light silver
colored satin gown, eutrain, trimmed
iupeailand crystal trimming, and
wore diamond jewels and white
bridal roses. The other ladies wore
handsome evening costumes. Mrs
Thomas queenly beauty never shone
trighter. The evening was most
delightfully spent and all ieft with
many congratulations to the host aud
Nut Exactly.
"Yes," said the mau iu the mackintosh,
lighting another cigar. "It was oue of
the most remarkable cases I ever knew.
Rheumatism for twenty-five years. Both
shoulders. Had to be fed like a little child.
Arms had hung helpless ever since I first
knew him. No use of them whatever."
"And he was cured without medicine?"
asked the man who bud his feet ou the
"Entirely without medicine."
. "Or liniments?" inquired the man with
the slouch hat.
"Or liniments either."
"And recovered the use of hia arms in
one moment?" observed the mau with the
goggles on, incredulously.
"In one nicmeut, as if by miracle."
"I've heard of such things," remarked
the man in the sIiHgy ulster. "It was
under circuin..tance( of stroug mental ex
citement, wasn't it?"
"I thought so. He was iuduced to be
lieve Ihut he could be cured if he only
made the effort, wasn't he?"
"I suppose so. Something of that kind."
"Then there's nothing strange about it
The hUtory of medical practice is fall of
such ciu-es. It was only an instance of
what they call faith cure."
"No," said the man in the mackintosh
reflectively; "you could hardly call it that.
The cure was effected by a man who uiet
him on a lonely road and said, 'Hold up
your hands!' And he held them up."
Chicago Tribune.
Little Dot I just bate that girll
Mamma We are commanded to love our
Little Dot Yes. I know, but she isn't a
enemy. She s a friend. Good News.
Nut I'oHslbhs.
Higgina I hear De Slim fell in a fit yes
terday. Wiggiua It can't be so. He bad on an
English made auit of clothes. Detroit
Free Press. '
' Out of It
BU overcoat he saw for kala.
IU tied at it a tula a U.
thto iia ii(a ho marmartd, "I
iiaMaaaoliaiU", ....... , a
. fi-WkaldBttoB BU.
" " " 3
The Quadrennial Influx of Plae Hunters
H Commenced at Waahlngton Nlue
ten Ont or Twenty or Them Are Un
successful Hn mora of the Situation.
tSpcctal Correspondence.
Washington, Dec. 15. Already the
office seeker is coming to town. In
dividually and collectively the office
seeker has my most profound svmDathv
He is one of the most unfortunate of
mortals. If you had seen as many of
him as I have, if you had watched hia
sure and swift descent from the tops of
the bright colored clouds to the depths
of despair as I have watched him here
in Washington, you would understand
why I pity bim. Nineteen men out of
twenty who start out for an office fail to
get it. It is almost as bad as trying to win
the capital prize in a lottery. The worst
of it is the lucky man, the one who out
strips his competitors and conies first
and smiling under the wire, often does
so only to live to rue tho day and curse
the fates that they didn't permit some
other fellow to get ahead of him.
At every change of administration the
number of people who start ont to win
an office is something amnzing and pro
digious. If the truth could be told you
wouldn't believe it, but would denounce
the figures as imaginative and false. I tell
the solemn truth when I say that among
my own acquaintances, and I don't know
every bod jyn the United States, there are
fully a hundred men who imagine they
can get some office or other under Cleve
land, and who are guilty of the more
ridiculous supposition that I might le
able to help them. Why, if I were to
start out to wiu for myselfthe jxist of
consul at Hades, a place which I am
sure no one else would want, Mr. Cleve
land would set his dog ou me. There
fore I shan't set out for that office or
any other, and my advice to air my
friends, my personal friends and thj.se
thousands of other good friends who do
mo tho honor to read and like my letters,
is, don't get the officeholding craze in
your bonnets. Avoid it as you would
the pestilence. Catch cholera or yellow
fever or biiiiillpox, but don't sufFcr yo:ir
system to be poisoned with tho office
seeking virus. Its germs are deadly; it
blights and ruins.
If there is ono man in the United
States who wants an office under Cleve
land I suppose there must bo 2,000,000
men. Thisr is a pretty large figure con
sidering that there are only 13,000,000
voters iu the land, but I don't believe
the estimate is too high. Within the
gift of the government there are about
150,000 osts, counting everything
(though there won't be that many ap
pointments by a long ways), and for
every possible hole there must be at
least fifteen or twenty pegs waiting to
see if they can't get in.
Iu this reflect the Democrats are no
worse than tins Republicans. Four yearx
ago there was t ho same craze to get pub
lic employment among the Republicans,
and eight years ago the Democrats gave
just such an exhibition as they are giv- j
ing now. The othce seeking disease is
no respecter of parties or persons. It is
funny to note the difference between the
mails received by Republicans and Dem
ocrats in congress nowadays. I was
struck by this yesterday while chatting
with a couple of friends on tho floor of
the house. One is a Republican con
gressman and the other a Democrat.
Tut Qjjici 5rrKr
On the desk of tiie former were two
letters from his constituents, both about
pension cases, lheuesn oi tne demo
crat was heaiied high with letters, and
as the Republican congressman looked
over to his neighbor and smiled, and the
latter groaned and grunted and ejacu
lated, "All from office seekers; have
bad COO such letters since I came back
to Washington," I thought that all the
joy is not to the victors in a political
contest. The mail of Democratic sen
ators and representatives is swollen to
enormous protiovtions by the influx of
applications for office. They hire ste
nographers and assistants and are unable
to keep up v.-ith their correspondence.
A man now iu the government em
ploy in a humble position obtained hi
itppointiuent by taking off his coat it
President Harrison's room and show
ing the wounds which he had received
in the war.
This incident reminds mo of a story
told'of General Jackson. General Van
Rensselaer, one of the heroes of the wni
of 1812, was iostmaster at Albany. He
belonged to the Federalist party, aud
when Jackson became president his re
moval was of course asked for. Martin
Van Lureu and Silas Wright demanded
his decaiiitation. The old general him
self came to Washington and called on
the president. "General Jackson," he ;
aaid, "the politicians wunt my office. ;
though they know I have nothing else 1
to live npon." The president made nc 1
reply till the old postmaster began tak- j
ing off ids coat. "What are you going
to do?" asked Jacksou. "Why do yyi
take oil your coat here?" "Well, r.f J
am going to shew you my wouudn.-r.vdcb
I received in-fighting for my Vuutry
against the English." "Put it ou at
once, sir," wai the reply. 4 am tur.
prised that a mau ot your s thouid
tnak inch au exhibition bf himself,"
y.miifcyeife!.tuo troii jJesUibA verlj
1 i4l Mwt
filled with tcai-s as without anothei
word he bade his caller good day.
Next moruiug Van Daren aud Wright
called at the Whit House. . .They want
ed Van Renw laer's official head. Wright
had hardly finished his argument when
Jacksou sprang to his feet, flnng his clay
pipe into the fire with an cath and ex
claimed with great vehemence: "I tak
the consequences, sir; I take the conse
queuces. By the eternal, I will not re
move him I can't remove the old man.
Why, Mr. Wright, do you know that he
carries more than a pound of English
lead iu his body?" Van Rensselaer kept
the postmastcrship as long as Jacksou
was president.
You have no doubt read stories about
the descent of the office seeker how he
comes to Washiugtou flush with money,
well dressad, proud and confident. lie
wants a place in the cabinet or a foreign
mission; then he is willing to take a bu
reau office, and finally would be glad of
anything; how he leaves the swell hotel
and goes to a boarding house and be
comes seedy iu his appearance and
wretched of mind, aud finally gets down
on his uppers, without money enough to
ride home and an outcast oa the town.
I am sorry to say these stories are too
often true.
I have in mind now a sad case, all the
facts of which except the man's name I
shall give without exaggeration. He
was cashier of a street railway com
pany at Topeka, Kan. The office seek-
ing craze took possession of him and he
came to Washington with his friend, ex
Governor Glick, to get office under
Cleveland. Mr. Glick wanted to go into
the cabinet of President Cleveland, but
finally accepted a pension agency and
went home. His friend remained, look
ing all the time for somo appointment
When he arrived here he had plenty of
money and friends and good clothes.
After awhile he found it necessary to
leave Willard's hotel and go to a board
ing house. He became rather seedy in
Iu this way a year passed, and still no
appointment. For another year he was
supported by the remittances of two old
maid sisters who lived at Cairo, Ills.
themselves jKxir, but unwilling to see
their brother starve. From the cheap
boarding houe the man found it neces
sary to go to cheaiier lodgings, taking
his meals wherever he could get them
Then ho failed to pay his room rent
little as it was, and was on the streetH,
He actually Iwgged of passorsby and
borrowed dimes and quarters of the men
he had known in his more prosperous
days. He found work in the street
cleaning department shoveling dirt and
snow, l'or hi mouths be tdept Tne
coldest nights in the ten and fifteen cent
lodging houses, and other nights slept
m the parks and lumtjcr yards.
More than two years had passed since
his arrival in Washington, and he was
a veritable wreck in body and mind
Some newspaper acquaintances found
him a job as assistant janitor iu one of
the government offices, but the mau's
spirits had sunk so low, he was so timid
iu the face of the world that had treated
him so harshly, was so thoroughly cowed
and crushed, that the chief janitor, a
colored man, made his life miserable
imposed upon him, abused him and
finally drove him away. Nearly three
years after his arrival in Washington
some f ritnS gave him a railway t !:et
and sent him we;l, where he is grad
ually pulling himself together. I don't
believe au olTer of a $.j,000 job could in
duce that man to put his foot iu Wuih
ingtou again. His case is only one of
dozens of a t,imilar nature that I could
Often the man who fails to get a gov
ernment job i.s luckier than he knows.
Such a case was that of a man from In
diana who came here four years ago to
get an appointment under Harrison. He
failed, but having staid till his money
was all gone and he was "down ut the
heel" he' concluded not to return to In
diana. He found a friend to lend him
fifty dollars, and with this capita! he
started a little cheap eating house, called
"The Log Cabin," opioite the Ebbitt
hotel. 11-3 sold pies, cakes, milk, sand
wiches and batter cakes. Now lie is
making a profit of -0H) a year out of
his business and will soon be a fairly
rich man. It was a incky day for him
w,hn he failed to get a government ap
pointment. Walter Wellman.
Bow the Comfort of the juldlc Will
I'rovhled for at the World' l'alr.
Ciiicaoo, Dec. 13. There is or was
once on a time an old hymn very much
iu favor with that class of itiueruul
evangelists known as Primitive Metho
dists that i welt in atauzas many inehee
long ujion the good time coiniug, when
there would be "Rest for the Weary.'
That hymn ought to be very popular at
Jackson park uext year, for there wilJ
be many and many a weury one among
the daily torrent of World's fair sight
seers weary mothers and fathers ami
little one?, weary sweethearts and beans
weary youth amd old ags that have
trauiped up and down many miles of
avenues and threaded their way in and
out a score or morcof buildingsof vaster
dimensions than they have ever neeii 1
fore or even dreamed of, and. explored i
the mysteries of nnmlerless side show
and skirted the lagoons ou vrowdei.
launches until nature has revolted ar.e'
Eoliloquizes with itself. "Where w.u
Then a pi ice of rest will be in the na
ture of a friend in need and a friend in
deed a haven of refuge where the
wornout sightseers, with minds bewil
dered and confused by explt rat ions
among the wonders that the nations of
the earth have gathered together, may.
to quote a popular and learned divine.
"Sit twirling their thumbs and gazing
outwardly into vacancy or inwardly
into vacancy, as the case may be."
And resting place there will Le. Tho
exposition authorities have sensibly do
creed that the two It's, Recreation and
Rest, mast needs be dependent oae npon
the other. And so we " are to have a
"Bureau of Public Comfort." What a
world of memories tho name wiil con
jure np umon; old Ccitt-tnii.il goer!
Who amoii thein is there that has for
gotten the picturesque frame at rue-lure
just back of. the main building in I u'r-
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legend was emblazoned iu letters a (oet
high. ...
How many women tame here to bathe
their throbbing brows; how many lost
thildren were restored to anxious put j
ent hoirmanjr inisslnjr articles found J
their Hslitf ui owuerii feoYi luliajr UoiUtS
1 ' c ---rm y ;
Absolutely Pure.
A cream of tartar baking powder.
HiirliCHtof all in leavening strength.
V. S. (ioverninent Kcioi t, Aug. Ill, 1KI.
oct7 lv
prepared lunches were devoured in the
big rotunda; how many telegraph mes
sages telling of good times and good
health winged their way over the con
tinent from the little pigeonhole in the
' And here it was, too, that the Centen
nial news gatherers how many of t hem
have now passed into the great beyond!
women as well as men (for woman's
share iu journalism is not, as a good
many people imagine, au incident of
comparatively recent development), and
who represented the leading publications
and press associations of three conti
nents, came together with each recur
ring sunset to exchange gleanings, com
pare facts and elaborate tic tiou.
Dut all this is reminiscence. One bu
reau of public comfort was sufficient for
the Ceuteuuial; a half dozeu or more
will be required to take care of Chicago's
visitors uext year. In 1870 the enter
prise was a private one, in the nature of
a concession, but the coming fair will
be so vast iu scope that the directorate
has made the comfort and convenience
of its guests a part of its own bnsinesti
and proposes to conduct it under its own
The success of the Centennial bureau
in all its details was so phenomenal that
the directory went to considerable trou
ble to locate the whereubouts of its orig
inator and iiiHiiagcr. lie was finally
discovered away up in tho mountains of
Colorado prospcciiug for silver ami
finding sufficient, as he puts it. to keep
the camp in rations. .It needed some
little persuasion to briug him to the
Windy City, but he is here, and bo it
happens that the same old grizzled vet
eran of Centennial recollections, Major
Marsh W. Katsou, is for the second time
chief of the public comfort department
of ou American World's fair.
As the result of his experience, com
bined with new ideas, au elaborate
scheme has lieeu devised. The enormous
terminal building, through which every
visitor reaching the grounds by stemu
car must enter, has been selected u the
main bureau, and numerous others will
lie scattered over the ground, as well as
located in the larger structures devoted
to manufactures, miuitig und probably
In all of these there will be provision
for what limy lie termed everyday iiccea
sitics, big resting rooms with comfort
able easy chuiir. ludies' pallor, willing
rooms, lavatories, bootblacks and news
paper stands, and commodious eatiujj
rooms, where those who bring their
lunches in prefcience to patronizing the
expensive menus of the restaurants may
eat at their leisure and get a cup of cof
fee to wabli dowu the solids. There will
be registers upon which the visitors
may inscribe their names, where they
came from, where they are stopping,
when they propose to return, bo that
their friends and neighbor may round
them up, us it were, und have a reuuion
away from home.
Polite attendants will be on hand
primed with information on about every
subject under the sun. Telegraphic dis
patches will bo received und sent, tick
ets reserved for places of amusement,
sleeping accommodations secured for
visitors homeward bound aud hand bng
jfiige and parcels taken care of. And in
relation to the Utter convenience it is
interesting to recall the fact that of
nearly a quarter of a million articles
handled by the Ceuteuuial bureau s
perfect was Major Kasson's system that
but a single piece, and that a lady's par
asol, failed to roach its owner, aud the
latter, womanlike, very readily accepted
a five dollar bill us an equivalent
Last, but not least, the Columbian
bureau lias perfected a plan by which it
expects to be able to provide a comfort
able sleeping place for every prospective
visitor that may seek its good offices to
that end, even if they were to swoop
down npon it a half million strong. But
that's another story.
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4 Mr
The Deacon Do you know what
petiR to bov who tell liesf
SOiftll Youth lesslr. I hey gits on
most time if they tells good ones. Life.
Implied Superiority.
Nettie I have on the average six call
er every evening.
Millicent Oh, can you count ynuinl'
How nice that must be. Chicago News
Record. ' 1 i i ii mm.
to all other
medicines for
purifying the blood
and restoring tho
health and
is the
standard specific .
for Scrofula, Catar
Rheumatism, an J
Debility. I v
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