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%j •v#-1 ,i^. tf J#" -s .*/••» ".•'•,t ,' *.*/•?,? *i% 5 cASf4 Vf .V* fr "ft w rv w 4 M: *4 SCUVYATKA IN MEXICO. INTEHK8TING NOTES FROM THS LAND OF THE GREA8EK. Very Primeval Accommodation In the Sierra Madre Mining Belt—Jawbreaklng -i- Kawefi—An Old Mcxu aii Fortified House -'Gantellated ItockM. an exodus out of a city soon to be put to siege. In investigating some of the re sources of this country I ran across a new (to me) and interesting way of measuring wheat and the method also applies to a number of products raised fiotn the soil. I found an old hunter on the Yukon Eiver, of Alaska, who measured the length of grizzly bears by the fathom, and I have had a Mexi can charge me for a saddle by the pound, carefully weighing it and esti- V miiti the resnl'.iiig cost, but when I tHetl to find out how an exceptionally t,. fine Jield of wheat yielded to the acre ug- hs re lv was equnllv surprising. The wner, a4 he boasted of the field, knew Jiothingof so many bushels to the acre, or to the hectare, which is their usual measurement here, nor even of any ra tio of jMiunds or kilograms to a known superficial area, but he loudly bragged that lie raised one hundred for one, v hi'.c bat a few of. his neighbors could claim as high as fifty for one, forty for jRjJjri, o: e b. i: the average for the whole jSr' valley. Now, one hundred for one jm a s that he got one hundred grains :|o. every g."s:i:i he planted, one hun dred b.ifhels for every bushel put in as jleed, etc. Now, if he had planted a sifcushel on an acre of ground and got 0 ,e hntidi ed bushels in return it would 5j»ve simply been an enormous yield, Aid a Western farmer would have v i delight at such a result, if he hud planted a bushel on ten fijc.e- of pound and got the same old lt.:ndred bushels as before, the Mexi can farmer would have been as happy a. ever, while the American farmer %ould begin to wonder if the old farm voald ttand a third n oitgage or not. Of course, the American will say that about a certain number of bushels are eown to the acre, and afier all 100 for 1, 50 for 1, etc., really gives us a crude ratio after all in judging of the fer tility of the land. But I would answer that in Mexico so little attention is paid to even such a definite ratio, or S1 any other in agriculture, that no one mm* rin any idea whatever on such '^Smtheniatics for a basis of conjecture. Some seven or eight miles from Cus ihuiriachio (shortened to Cooseybj the *v J,**" figpffpi DO not intend to throw the name of the Mexican town at which we lare now stopping on an unsuspect ing American ^public without giving apian, sec tion and elevation of it as a key to the riddle, writes I.ieut. Schwatka, the explorer, from u s i u iriachic, Mexico, to the Chicago Inter Ocean. We are now in 4he land of the Taraliumari Indians, t)f west central Chihuahua, and this long-winded name at the head of my article belongs to them, just as the name equivalent Indian names are found in Maine and a few other places in the Union. This large Indian tribe, numbering from 15,000 to 18,000, was once scat tered over considerable ground, and their names are still given to most of the places on the territory they owned before the advent of the Europeans. Wherever there is water, an old resi dent among these strange and little- -i miicm veaiunao houul known people, Don Enrique Muller, told me, the name of the camp or town alongside ended in chic, as the ex ample I have given above. Bibichic, Caricliic, Haquiriachic, and a few oth ers I could mention, all wool and a yard wide. The rest of the word plenty long enough for five or six names yet—means, says my au thority, "the place of the standing post." When they ruled their own country, many years ago, the princi pal means of punishment they had was the upright post to which the offenders were tied and treated to a Delaware dissertation. Such is the origin of the big name of the little Mexican town of Cusi huiriachic, lying about halfway be tween the city of Chihuahua and the great mining belt of the Sierra Madre Mountains, lying west and southwest from the city, and to which it is a sec ondary distribution point. The dili gence ride to it is made in one day, a little over seventy miles. We started from Chihuahua long be fore it was daylight. Leaving Chi huahua and bearing west toward the Sierra Madre Mountains, one finds the road even crowded with Mexican trans portation, all from the rich silver belt now being rapidly developed mostly by American wealth. There are great carts with solid wooden wheels of the Nazarine style of building, the patient donkey of the same period, and all so numerous that one would think there Americans of this region 1, a canyon is entered at its month, through which runs a river of the same cognomen. Ill a few miles more the rocky sides of t,ha canyon broke into the most picturesque castellated rocks on both sides.in many places hanging over our heads as if th« faintest jar would send them tumbling down upon us. One of the illustrations shows the view on one side of the can yon but, after all, it can give no ade quate idea of the scene, for there wag much color on the rocks, while the sun was just setting in the west over the panorama before us. Arriving in Cusihuiriachic late in the evening, we found the most primitive hotel any civilised man's eyes ever rested upon, although this is a town of six or seven thousand people, ac cording to their own estimate. The patio, or interior plaza of the hotel (if a place where one can get nothing to eat and have the privilege of putting his blankets on a dirt floor can be called an hotel) was, upon our arrival, being used for a cock fight, and one or two hundred people were jammed therein, yelling like panthers. In the pit were a dead, bloody rooster or two that had been butchered to make a Mexican "holler" day. As all of the rooms emptied by their one single door into the little patio, the beauty of the situation can probably be appreciated by some. The only other outlet was bv a grated window, which made our apartments look like a prison, a cheerful aspect that is peculiar to nearly all Mexican houses. I would rather have spent a couple oi niglit/j in an American prison. We were crowded into rooms four to six in each. The road from Cusihuiriachic to Car icliic brings us to the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains, beyond which all roads cease and only trails are followed by the patient donkey and the mel ancholy mule. On the way over we came to an adobe building that de parted in a very picturesque way from the everlasting mud-box style of archi tecture so common to this country, and for which departure we have to thank the Apaches, not that they built it, for an Apache never built anything except under compulsion, and at that time compulsion of these Indians was the scarcest thing in Mexico but, rather, they compelled the Mexicans to do it —that is, build corner towers on the ends of the mud-box and convert it into a building of defense. In the pictur esque mountain scenery it looked at a short distance like an old castle, which we could have believed it to be, had we not seen too many other typical Mexican scenes around to drag our im agination down to the ground. A Cheap Girl to Woo. I knew a young fellow who was very sweet on a Scotch spinster. She was a wealthy Scotch spinster, but if there is a kind of woman who must be loved economically and for herself alone it is a Scotch spinster. Scotch spinsters are warranted to make good wives all the time. It is awfullv hard to be untrue CASTELLATED BOOKS, to a Scotch woman. She makes you so very comfortable, and holds you to her not so much by her heart as by your bank account., She doesn't always want new bonnets she is rather liable to object even to your having a new hat until the old one is quite worn out. A Scotch wife can keep her husband neat and trim and herself and her chil dren as well at a smaller expense than any others. She (foesn't want diamond earrings for her birthday. All you have to do is to show her your bank book and kiss her, and tell her you owe the big balance to lier,and she is quite satisfied. This young fel low did not understand the Scotch spinster, and when he thought to please her he sent her a lovely and ex pensive basket of flowers. He went up to receive her thanks ai:d smiles, and he was quite knocked over when she told him he hadn't a big enough salary to waste it buying flowers for her or anybody else, and she was sorry to see he'was so extravagant, because other wise he was "a very pleasin' young man." He lied himself back into her good graces by saying he had got the lowers for nothing, and he thought he could not make better use of them. She smiled graciously, and said: "Seein' they did na cost you any thing, it's a great compliment." She was a woman after all. Scene in a Street Car. Every seat was occupied when a woman with a baby in her arm en tered, followed by a stout German. An American rises to give his seat to the woman, but the German, with great presence of mind gets into it first. Americus—Here, you big loafer, America. If •.*» 1 'v.. 1 I gave that seat to this lady. Germanicus—Dot's all right you got up von dot seat und I take him. Americus—Haven't you a wife and children of your own Germanicus—You bet, a vife und nine children, und ven I down dey stand up, vant to sit I bet you.— speech were really silver, as the poet's fancy pictures it, what an in of millionaire there would be. THE LITTLE FOLKS. HI* the King# That baby's a puzzle to me, With hfg "queer little annbltv His (rlothpH tiro put on, I can v Ah Uueklv as WvcR on a rose 1'hev don t, Mem to fit The leawt little bit Tot ho has tmch an air of rapottM Th*w turn him around, upnide dttVWy And dandle him high in the aifj He Hitho loveliest baby iu town, The HWoeU?Hl. in fact, anywhere. Thoy say "Babv King,' And then shake the joor thing lt'fl a woitdor to mo how t.hey date. Of what earthly urc to ha kin^' "When all of your suhjnctR aromad? And hnagmt.* aVild Highland Hi off Can alonn make vour majesty glad— Or fancy a poke In the chin in a ioke Tour hitthneHti'deltKhtft in whenjld? Oh! ve«, you 're a puzzle to nifi, You fiolemn-eyed, infantile- king} A bishop might "climb up a tree And you wouldn't say any tiling Though ho sat on a bough And whistled tilJ now, "The Flowers that Bloom in tUe Spring." And yet you will smile at a wink, Or chuckle aloud at a sneeze, Though your life is made up, I should think. Of things more amusing than these Abwhen, half the night long. Your mamma sings a song, But allows i/ut to sound the bigbGfc Perhaps in the far Kabv-land, The joking is finer than here. Perhaps we can't quite unierstatt4 The pre-inundane funny idea. Perhaps if we knew What most amused you, We'd feel very foolish and queer. —29*. P. Babcock, in St. Nicholas. Harry'.# Fate. A smart little 10-year-old boy living on Charlotte avenue is greatly inter ested in amateur theatricals. The other evening he concluded to write a play. After some time, he said to his mother: "I wish you would tell me what to do with Harry," naming a playmate. "I've killed all the rest of the boys off. but Harry's a stumper. I don't know what to do with liini." "Why not leave him out, then pro posed his mother. "Leave Harry out? I guess you don't know liim, mamma. Why. he'd be mad, and wouldn't speak to me for a week." After thinking a few minutes, he said:, "Mamma, what is it to cremate?" His mother told him, when his face brightened, and he exclaimed: "Needn't tell any more, mamma. That's just the situation. IH cremate Harry."—Indianapolis Journal. "No Such Sneak.'* A gentleman in New York hailed a bootblack for a shine. The lad came rather slowly for one of that lively guild, and before he could get his brushes out, another larger boy ran up, and pushed him aside, saying: "Here, you go set down, Jimmy!" The gentleman was' indignant at what he deemed a piece of outrageous bullying, and sharply told the new-comer to clear out. "Oh, that's all right, boss," was the reply, "I'm only goin' to do it fur him you see, he's been sick in the hospital for more'n a month, and can't do much work yet, so us boys all turn in and give him a lift when we can." "Is that so, Jimmy?" the gentleman asked. "Yes, sir," wearily replied the boy and as he looked up, the pallid, pinched face could be discerned even througli the grime that covered it. "He does it fur me if you'll let him." "Certainly: go ahead," and as the liootblack plied the brush, the gentle man plied him with questions. "You Bay all the boys help him in this way "Yes, sir. When they ain't got no job themselves, and Jimmy gets one, they turns in and helps him, 'cause he ain't very strong yet, ye see "What percentage do you charge him an a job "Hey?" queried the youngster. "I don't know what you mean." "I mean, what part of the money do you give Jimmy, and how much do you keep out of it "You bet I don't keep none I ain't no such sneak as that!" "So you give it all to him, do you?" "Yes, I do. All the boys give up what they gets on his job. I'd like to catch any feller sneaking it on a sick boy, I would!" The shine being complete the gen tleman handed the urchin a quarter, saying: "I guess you're a pretty good fellow: so you keep ten cents and give the rest to Jimmy here," "Can't do it, sir it's his customer. Here, Jim." He threw him the coin and was off like a shot after a customer of his own. Without knowing it, he had preached a good sermon from the text, "Let brotherly love continue." Keep Your Mouths Shot. "You snore, don't you?" asked a Pittsburgh doctor of a patient who was afflicted with a throat trouble. "My wife says that I do." "And you laugh quite often "Yes." "And your mouth's open a good deal of the time—just as it is now—when you are not talking, laughing or snor ing?" "I suppose so." "Well, that is what ails you. Break yourself of the habit and your throat will get well. Breathe through your nose—that is what it is made for. When you draw the air through your mouth you receive it with all the dust and impurities it contains. Profes sional runners understand this they know they cannot hold out in a race unless they keep their mouths closed. The savages understand it, and an In dian mother who sees her babe sleep with its mouth open will press its lips together so that its respiration may be natural. "You have heard the story of the In dian who was matched against a white man to run a race. 'Me beat 'em sure,' he said, before the race began. On being asked his reasons for so believing, he replied that he had no fear of a man, either in a race or in a fight, who kept his month open. "If people generally knew how many diseases of the throat and lungs are brought on by wrong habits of breath ing 1 think they would be more cau tious. Why, even a horse can't stand it. I wouldn't buy an animal that kept its mouth open ali the time, nor would any man who knew anything about horse*."—l'ittshur(jh Dispatch. Unnecessary Expense. Mrs. Hkinnphlint (in great alarm)— Send homebody for the doctor, quick! The baby got hold of my purse just now and has swallowed a $5 gold piece. Mr. Skinnphlint (picking up the pocketbook and looking through it)— You're mistaken, Alvira. The $5 gold piece is here all right. It was that old jopper cent the baby swallowed. It won't pay to call in the doctor just for lhat.—Chicago Tribune. Some men are like thirsty cattle— they are easily drives to drink. wmwfJW|R Sincere Shakes. Rev. B. Thomas aaid: It was years since, in the Ozark region, where I was riding a circuit, that I saw a min ister enjoy a most substantial hand shaking. Shaking hands was his pe culiarity. He believed in the potency of a cordial grasp uO win men to the church. And though successful in win ning souls he was very unfortunate in the matter of getting dollars. In fact, poverty continually stared him in the face. He owned a little farm, and mortgaged it as long as it would yield a dollar. The mortgages were falling due, but there was no prospect of pay ing them. But it did not bother him a bit. He shook hands more heartily than ever. "I have unbounded faith in handshaking to bring everything out right," he often said, until his penchant came to be the talk of the town. At last came the day when the mortgages must be foreclosed that would deprive him of the little home that sheltered his family. On the eve of that day a knock at the door of his house, which was a little way from town, called him. When he opened the door a whole crowd rushed in, and, without saying a word, commenced shaking hands. He felt something cold in the palm of the first man, and when the hand was with drawn it stuck to his own. "That is the most substantial shake I ever ex perienced," he said, as he held up a $5 gold piece. But the next man stepped up and a silver dollar was left in the preacher's palm. No one would say a word in explanation, but pressed in on him as fast as he could stick the metal and bills into his pockets. The house was not large enough for the vis itors, each of whom deposited from $1 to $10 in the outstretched hand. Each left the moment his little errand was accomplished, and not a word could be had in explanation except the last one, who, as he turned to go, remarked, "We wanted to play a tittle joke on you, and we have." The several "jokes" netted just $t!71. His home was saved and and a net balance was left beside. The minister maintained that he had contracted a habit that night that for a year afterward when he shook a hand prompted him to look into his own palm, half expecting to see a piece of metal there.—Globe-Democrat. The Fascinating Man. Virtue, unlortunately, does not fas cinate. The veriest scoundrel that ever drew breath is apt to be a tlious andfold more magnetic than he who, having marked out an ethical path for himself, proceeds religiously to follow it. All women like insinuating man ners. They represent, as it were, what a garniture of truffles represents on an entree. They give flavor as well as artistic beauty. The fascinating man is always a skilled artist. He must assume, if he have it not, a ten derness that never loses-sight of itself, and he must continually show the ap preciation that presents him always in the light of a snppliant on bended knee, and never as one who demands or expects anything. Nearly all women are vain, and the man who would fas cinate must begin by flattering woman's vanity. But he must likewise take care that his modus operandi is never discovered or its existence ever sus pected. Otherwise he is lost. The courage and independence born of pos session unfortunately incite to the reckless expression of absolute truth, and a man who desires to please a woman should never tell the whole truth. Suggest it, play with it, ignore it entirely, but reveal it, never! Men of the world understand this. The Latin races are adept in the art of fas cination. Why? Because they are always lovers, or pretend to be lovers, wliich in the end amounts to the same thing. Emerson expressed an unal terable truth when he said, "All the world loves the lover." But in order to be a lover it is not necessary to rush into vulgar protestation of affection. A glance of the eye, a pressure of the hand, the particular curve of the lips in a smile, the hundred trivial courte sies that appeal to feminine sympa thies, are embodied in the man who fascinates. And when he has once mastered the secret of feminine incli nation and the special qualifications of feminine taste, his way is clearly marked. Be he ugly as Satan, he will not fail in personal magnetism.—Once a Week-. The French Assignatfu The paper currency of the French revolution, called assignats, had its first issue in the spring of 1790. They were based on the confiscated property of the clergy and the emigrants—that is, all such property was to be sold and its proceeds applied to their redernp tion. The value of the assignats was kept above 90 per cent, till 1792, but from that time they began to fall. The original issue of this currency aggre gated 1,200,000,000 fiancs, but it was increased by frequent issues to 45,578, 000,000 francs, aid besides these veri table issues au immense number of fraudulent notes were in circulation. The state made strenuous efforts to sustain this currency, and passed strin gent laws to io:ce the people to take the notes at their nominal value, but the effect of these efforts was only to cause the assignats to fall back into the Na'ioual Treasury, to raise the prices pf all eommodifes, and make every one averse to have any dealings with the state. Then laws were passed fixing a maximum of prices, but these conld not be enforced against the nat ural laws of business, and became a mere dead letter. At last the value of the asi-igna.s became almost nothing. Earlv in 1706 the Government called in this currency, redeeming it at 1-30 of its face value, with mandats, another kind of paper money, which entitled the owner to enter at once upon pos session of a cer.ain amount of public latul. 'lhe mandats, however, fell wrhi i a few months to 1-70 of their nominal value, aid in July, 17%, a law was a-ised declaring that every one was enti.led to transact business in whatever circulating medium he phased that the mandats bhould be takeu at their current value and that the taxes might be paid in them at that rate. In a very brief time, then, these notes all found their way back into the coffers of the government.—Inter Ocean. Very Reastu.'ing. "How often do you get a new rope for this elevator':" asked the stout gen tleman, as the overloaded elevator slowly ascended to the tenth floor. "Once every four months and if we pull through safely to-day we are going to get a new rope to-morrow," replied the elevator boy. Old lady—I hope, my boy, yon, don't Bell papers on Sunday Small news boy (sadly)—No, mum I ain't big enough to carry a Sunday edition yet. A kllk shake—Weaning the bftby. BY THE TKEACHEKOl'K SEA. They met and loved In the usual way P/V the fthoTea of he summer sea, Sli/', a ban- er'« dauchler-— twal her owft W Lille a merchant prince was he. Ad! never, each vowed, bad a flame like tbetn bprun# up in tho human heart, While the door of joy's ature eeemed hung with crape W hen the time came on to part. Behind the oounter she proudly stood And Uor eyeA took a atony stare As he asked to he shown Rome woolen aoiftsd At a quarter or ao a pair. i Forgetful how tender mea'a boaoms are. Hor pride said "Ifrmorebim She bhe cut him as dead as a eoflin nail And ho didn know who she waa. —l^hxUulelpima Ttrnes. Where the Seat of Thirst Is. Prof. Hartidan, of the West Virginia university, is conducting two interest ing experiments on vivisection. In one he made an incision into the stom ach of a dog, in which he placed a fistula tube from the outside. When a vessel of milk is placed before the dog and the animal drinks, the fluid runs out through the tube as fast as it is lapped up, and the dog's thirst is not quenched. When the tube is stopped so that the milk is retained in the stomach, the animal becomes satiated, "showing that the seat of thirst is not in the throat, but is a demand of the entire system." The food may also be tiiken by the tube from the stomach at any time, and the process of digestion studied under the microscope. The other operation consists of the removal of a portion of another dog's skull, and the substitution of a nicely fitting plate of glass. Through the window the professor successfully studies the action of the brain while the animal is asleep. Climate for Consumptives. The several climates of Florida, Colorado, and California have each been muoh pre scribed for sufferers from lung disease, yet thousands of the natives in those States die of this fatal malady. A far more reliable remedy is to be had in every drug store in the land, and one that can be used at home a remedy which is sold, by drug gists, under the manufacturers' pontine 'j'larautp.e that, if taken in time and given a fair trial, it will effect a cure, or money paid for it will be promptly re turned. We refer to that world-famed remedy for consumption (or lung-scrofula) known as I)r. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis covery. It is the only remedy for this ter rible disease possessed of" such superior curative properties as to warrant its manu facture in selling it under a guarantee. Don't hawk, and blow, and spit, but use Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy. Of druggists. A fciood Story front India. There is a famous border freebooter known as Tantia Blieel, who is the cause of much trouble to the authori ties. He has long been wanted, but, like Scottish Rob Roy, Tantia does not seem to stand much in awe of the pow ers that be. A body of native police recently set out in pursuit of the rob ber, and halted at a spot near one of his favorite haunts. During the halt a "barber" joined the police, and his services were requisitioned by the of ficer in command. The "barber" was, after the manner of barbers, loqua cious, and talked freely of the dacoit and his doings. "Ah," he said at last, "there is only one way of catching Tantia." "And how is that?" eagerly asked the officer. "In this way," said the shaver, cutting off the tip of the jemadar's nose. "I am Tantia." Tan tia bolted off into the jungle, leaving the unfortunate jemadar streaming with blood and frantically calling his men to follow the runaway. Pursuit was in vain. The "barber" made good his escape. This might have happen ed in Chicago, so far as the efficient police are concerned. When Baby wu sick, we gave her Canoria, When ahewag a Child, she cited forCaatoria, Whrn she became Mia, ahe dang to Caatorfa, MM •bsbsdCUIdna.dtoCBTClbaCMarta, A (Hood Rule. William Muldoon may not be much of a scientist, but he has a few sim ple facts in hygiene worth whole chap ters of the best that has been written. He says: "When your man's asleep is the time to tell how he stands work. So long as he sleeps well he's all right, but when he begins to be restless and to have night sweats and similar evi dences that his nervous system is strained, then let up a little on the work. You've heard men say they were so tired they couldn't sleep well, that is literally true when a man has had too much exercise. But you need never worry as long as your man sleeps soundly."—Chicago Inter Ocean Fob washing flannelf. Dobbins' Electrlo Soap is marvelous. Klaulcet? und woolens wasued with it look like new. aud there is absolutely no shrinking. No other soap ill the Wurld will do siK-h per/eel work. Thirty son, a New Bedford whaling ship, was lost in the Okhotsk sea. Last summer the bark Cape Horn Pigeon took a whale in the same sea, and imbedded in the blubber was the iron of a har poon with the words "Thomas Dicka son" stamped on it. It was as bright aud sharp as when it first struck into the whale at least thirty years ago. Oregon, the Paradise of Ffcrmer*. Mild, equable cl mate. certain and abundant cro n Best fruit, grain gra 8 and htock untry ill the world. FSill in£«j matxon free. Ad Oreu^n Immigration Board. Portland, Oregon. Mr. Brush, A Good Story of Lincoln. A lawyer is presumed to be able to always suggest a difficulty, no matter how self-evident the case may seem, but the truly great lawyer knows how to state a point so that even a brother lawyer can not start an objection. It is reported that Stephen A. Douglas and Mr. Lovejov, were once gossiping together, when Abraham Lincoln came in. The Vwo men immediately turned their conversation to the proper length of a man's legs. "Now," said Lovejov, "Abe's legs are altogether too long, and yours, Doug las, I think, are a little short. Let's ask Abe what he thinks of it." The conversation had been carried on with a view to Lincoln's overhear ing it, and they closed it by saying: "Abe, what do you think about it?" Mr. Lincoln had a far-away look as he sat with one leg twisted around the other, but he responded to the ques tion "Think of what "Well, we're talking about the proper length of a man's legs. We think yours are too long and Douglas' too short, and we'd like to know wfiat you think is the proper length." "Well," said Mr. Lincoln, "that's a matter that I've never given any thought to, so of course I may be mis taken but my impression is that a man's legs ought to be long enough to reach from his body to the ground." Vluki in the world is the use of sitting around waiting for something to turn up? You might just as well sit down in tho meadow and wait for the cow to come up to be milked. Get up and shake yourself and make up your mind to tnrn up something. If you have nothing detlnite in your mind, then write to B. F. Johnson & Co., Rich mond, Va., and they will tell you atbing or two that will make you jump for jof. Satisfactorily Explained. "Laura," said the young lady's mother not unkindly, "it seems to me you had the gas turned rather low last evening. "It was solely for economy, mamma," answered the maiden. "There is no use trying to beat the gas company, my daughter. I have i noticed that the shutting off of the gas is always followed by a correspond ing increase of pressure." "Well, that lessens the waist, doesn't it, mamma dear?" replied the artless girl. And her fond parent could find no mort to say.— Terra Haute Ex press. Joyto the World! PERRY DAVIS PAIN KILLER for the entire eradication ol all Pain, EXTERNAL or INTERNAL No family should be without it. One twenty-five cent bottle will do more to convince you of the efficacy than all the testimonials we might present, and we have an abundance of this kind erf evidence. ITS ACTION IS LIKE MAGIC. For Coughs, Colds and Sore Throat, i a teaspoonful of Pain-Killer taken at the beginning of an attack will prove an al most never-failing cure, and save much SUFFERING IIID MONEY. PAIMhKiLLER is an article that has combined in it all that goes to make a first-class family medicine. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. All Druggists sell Pain-Killer at 25c., 50c., and $1.00 a bottle. !SA5 years ago the Thomas Dicka- who was the pioneer in the arc electric lights, was a reporter ou a Cleveland newspaper at $15 a week less than fifteen years ago. He still lives in Cleveland, where he owns a $1,000,000 house. tF afflicted v.f1 It S, Tboiiit'buij Hit- Wk'I Evee. use Ir. iB&ae laui'.uiHit btll it. 25c. For Rheumatism. NEW E V I PENCE OF CURE. Several Years.. i47 horxfa Et. Paul Etrec^ Rochester, h. V., Just 21. 18M. Saff«rc4 bctctsJ years with rheumatUa naaMe to walk: after rubMags with St. Jacob* Oil It appeared, ha* uot returned in four years. CKAS. GAXTUL bl the Kneel, RocheiMr, H. Y. Jaly S, *M. Sad rhtaaufctitxa ia tnets tear we'iuu Ooebattla of fit. Jacobs Ox. tared tuv cx.irciy. E. MARK. Pqs ol '•VaJuit:att.H In tUe Side. fite«*ioa, Cal., Juoe X4, ISM. Had rheunatism ia at4* for over a week. «mA St. Jacob* OU it cured me aad haa runiiaed eand. JXTUTTS OSDTKJU AT DnuGCiifc.t AND DSAI.ERS. THE CHARLES A. V0GELER CO.. Baltimore. MA. DETECTIVES Want**} ia «v«y eoanly. Shrewd men to iwt vndw iostroctkm. la «ur fWrri Bxperien.-e iter* is*rv. Srml 'Ic. i 6rannanOetecti,eBureau o. 44 Arcatfo. Cine nt*. -ic. IIMN ioaaiCa Johnstown Horror! Nc-.- tki mjmwwmswm U every fc Win-tnp. T»riiiR, 'As per ,.-fi.t.: out* National 1-iib.Co. Aci*?ust.,i:,i• a*o,111. to day. Pamples worth is. FREE ,lintM-. not under the boT*e*sfeet JVrite firewa ter baiat? BaiuHoldarOo., Hotly, Vlek. $5 JOSEPH H. HUNTER Tho laau who tmr, mvebteti troui three to five dollars ia a Rubber (.'oat. and at tut- first half hour exp«-ri»oce in a storm finds to his sorrow that it is banliy a hitler protection tit..n u mos quito netting, not only feels chagrined at being »o badly taiien in, but also ftela if he not look exactly like Aak lor Hie 4"FiSll •ALMER'S BREAKING THE XAY Iff TWO. When from dawn till noon seems one And from xr on uj? mgkt &oother, O thee shoulo a little bor eome from play And /reep into the arms of hilt inotner. Hnogly t.rwp ani fall asleep. Ocome, my kaby, do, s Creep into my lap, end wtft a Well break the day in two. When the shadows slant for eften When thfi mid-day meal is oyer, When the wituiH have song tbero swoon. Well break the day in two. We break ft in two with a eroooftigM^ Wltb a soft and soothing rn'Mber, For the dav hae no right to b" »o long And kefp my baby from slumber. Then rock-a-by, rock whi* white dreamt Like angels over you. Baby's gone—and the deed is done— We've broken the day in two. —EUer Whether Wilcox. WET HEN liftAND Si.ickkk doeannt havethe nyn hrasd. send for de&r *1* .BITFIELDS FEMALE. REGULATOR MENSTRUATION on monthly sickness IF TRWEhi OURVHtt CHAKGS. Uf JSOOK TO'WOMAH \MAILEDfREB BRA0F/ELD REGULATOR CO. ATLANTA GA. mtABTAU. CRUB&ST*. MAGNETIC INHALE! Patented, J12, 1888 Price, One Dollar. Magnetism and Menthol as a Remedial and CuraUva Agent. to tfme many invnritoiM att&S&vtoeft have been placed uijou the market claiming to cur© catarrh nmralgia lmtiehitis. tx\, many of which ar*' gaid to contain electric or magnetic curative powers. Dr. Palxuer is a gentleman who has devoted a lite i! Ktudv to the subject nt catarrh and diwa«e* of the hrxd. throat, and luugr. and home time MQce he O'tumonced a series o experiment* with a view to QfH-rniiitiug whether any combination could bo it rrueri whicli would kill the p»ra»ite and act aa a healing power at the name time, and at length suc ceeded in determining that menthol, when combined with magnetism, would do ko. but how to arrange these heemiugiy opposite agents iso as to render ilieir uae rouveuient aud effectual was a question of fc.-»me difficulty. At length h- nucreeded in eon fining toithiu a vulcanite tube th»-ee inrhen long and about three-quart*! of an inch diameter a perfect mag netic batter in the form of a coil of steel wire. In the interior of this battery in stored a line grade of imported menthol. The ends of the tube are clotted by nickel cap*, which, wheu removed, admit of the tree inhalation of the electro mcntholized air. The menthol act* ae a gerrnacule, while the magnehv e.ectrie force stimulating the weakened nerrea of the diseased part.- into Leulthy j«ct\on forms a won derlul healing power, thereby uccetafullv slopping tiny further depredation*. The- fumfh when inhaled are refreshing and cool ing. and for the immediate relief and K|»eedy cure of catarrh, cold in the head, bay fever, headache, neu lii'uia,. catarrhal deafne**. etc. it- uue^ualed. n cure* headache in hve mini'te. ttore throat is one ol the diKeaM* immediate.y affected by the lu lialer. Commencing rolda can le broken up iu 24 hours by a few inspiration* from this little Itenefac tor. To :xlear the throat sn I l.«al. produce fecund a: refreshing sleep at night it Iandno uk equal* llie Inspiration is pl*-aaant ana effect wonderful. Nothing like u ha*, ever been placed on the market i ei'-tv. l1-. price i* moderate, it* working is mar \elouh. and no tamil.\ can afford to be without one ot liiebe inventions. liew&re of imitation, as there ate unscrupulous l- rMV engaged in the mMmfflcture of a spurious lima or tnat sii-ougly resembies the genuine. Foil direction*, te^timainahs, etc.. sent with each instrument. If you are afHicted with Catarrh, send S1.00 and get a Magnetic Inhaler, which is certain to afford instant relief a*d a permanent -'irr». Address EL. A. GAVISK, Western Agent. XT I Vnutkiin St. Chicago, oh STENOGRAPHERS Baoald use tlUit IIIEI NKI for »U ImjK.vUat Document* Light, Smooth, Durable. All ai£«« and Weights tor Bale by the SIOUX CITS NJSWSPA &KR LSlQl?t 2X2 Pearl Street, Sioux City,) U»t ttj BMii ft1, 4 i. CAiOM. mmm- The Cloitaig of an Important The blockade of a port is not more injurioog to its commerce than is even the temporaiy obstruction of the bowels to the health of tbe system. Constipation neceasanly arrests tte secretion of bile, impedes and disorders di gestion, and poisons tbe circulation. Dht safest and most effective, as it is also tbe moit genial, laxative and anti-billons medicine la existence is Hostetter's Stomach Bitt-orn. andtfc is more than probable that it« sovereign efficaer aa a preventive and remedy for ontenmttict» and remittent fever is largely due to it! reformatory action npon the liver, an ortjta prejudicially involved in all malarial com plain te. f*er»on8 with a tendency aim) to rheumatic, neuraigie ana money trouble r,aa not do better than to antagonize it with Hoe- vigorant. Dr. Footer, of Pittsburg, hat* wtiirt* ed a subscription for a monument to the unknown dead at Johnstown. A Fair Trial Of Hood's 8arsapftriila will convince tnjr reaoonaM* person thst it does possess jrrear medicinal mettL We do not claim that every bottle will accomplioto miracle, but we do know that nearly every botflit taken according to directions,does produce positive benefit. Ite peculiar curative power i« shown fep many remarkable cures. 1 vat ran down from close application to work, tafllfc wa& told I bad malaria aud wa dosed with gmniMt etc..which wu useless, i decided to take Hood's saparilla. and am now feeling Ktrouar ami cheerful. I feel satisfied it will benefit any who Rive it a fait trial" W.B, Beamish,&>lSpring TTTWTTTWTTTT We offer the man who want# service (not vtyie) a garment that will keep him dry 1o the hardest storm. It is called TOWEH8 KIdH BRAND 44 SLICKER," a name familiar to every Cow-boy aii over tlic lai'd. With the&i the unly perfect Wind and Waterproof Coat is rower's Kish Brand Slicker." and take other. If v nr storekeeper atalogne. A.J,Towkr.nosimiuoiit. Sr.. Boston, Mas*. FIRST-CLASS MACHINE! WartaDled for Five Yettr* by the Hanufaetster ALL OF THE LATEST ATTACHMENTS AMB IMPROVEMENTS. STYtIC AKO FINISH. Ornamented Head on Iron stand. Drop-Leaf ble of Walnnt. Oil-polished, wan patent Bnppoit Gothic Cover, with erieered Paue of two Drawers, with Lock. Veneered Froota, ^teffa&tKickel-Plated Drop King Haudltta. iif "Is •dM Ml And the bees drone in the clover. Then hie to me, hie for a lullaby Come, my baby, do, Creep Into'my lap, and wftii a nap "M VJ 4 V* Si,. Sew fcork Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by all druggists. $1: six for $5. Prepared only by C. I. HOOD 4 CO., Lowell, Maws. IOO Doses One Dollar BABY CARRfAGES! We make# luring Baby i:arnai2e: u ini ill* reel to private Vea can. therefore. d- wit!/ tie than witb a dealer. e. send (.'aiv 'ria^res to ali points within 7(10wile* «f Oiieiizo free ofrtinr^e. Seat for cHtKioerae. CKAS. RAISER, Mfr., MI NJBOURO Au., Chicago,UL PRINTERS Hecogni/.' tin- i ')ces8ity of seasonab!- in line of Ink and Rollers if flrnt-tiaHS work is tofc|] done. Order SUMNfR INK and THE SIOUX CITY TYPE FOUHDRY, 212 Pearl Street, Sioux City, Iovm, I Ptool Banwdr tor Catarrh la tha Bftt. Easteat to Oae. and Owape*. A A Sold by druggets or sent by mail, 50c. E. T. Hazeitine, Warren, Pa. AGENTS*'.? p*r m°nth trrrn P* "nv *nd exp«rt#e m"ltv* n WANTcy 1 8QILHS out«c* 600 boa*. aaUry pmi WANTED •j s&mpio itre boa*. Salary"nei^e fiftj Mid hi adrcae*. Pt)IpM UrS ttcuiftr* sud mm FBEE. We cut adv "hat w* Siaadard Silverware oALAHr. Lock Box 53oTBo«t»B,MS£r ft||C CTIIIIY Bookkeeping,Business Fontfc URIC O I U VI ePenmunabip.Arithmedc.SLoiF (intud, etc., thoroughly taught by mail. Oircu*« tree. Bbyaxt'sBOSIXKBACollege,Buffalo, ATTORN FY. WANHTNCTOl a wr. GKT VOM 5 PENSION without DEI.A1 eta. uS out*. *lj| ACCKSNOIUEK. Each Machine is ftirn^hed with (hie Foot 1 mer. One Screw Driver, one N rvueh. lue Oil tkli a Oil, One (iauge. One tiaw *crew. Owe Kxtra ihroft Pluto, One Extra Check spri'ig. One Package ol die*, Six bobbins, and One Instruction Book. E# hrTfl[ ATTACHMKNT.K. width* tip to of an inch. One Binder, ant US Thread Cutter. v., A LIBERAL OFFER. We will send to any person that remits us a l'CM^ office or Kxpre&e Moaev urd*r. Bank Draft, or ifik. Cash in a -tered Letter, for UK ItTKKN 1K la its. Tin: uic u.o i rtx.Kft -r.w-* for ONK YKAR. anu ots© ol war- hb. '•. -d-. -cf. bev.iuK Mhv l--.Lee. TJi«r ma: hiu*- vnil h- .•s%n-tuS packed in a substantial wooden crate, shipped |m treight ovtsr the most direct route, uni^se orderf# shipped by express. Every laa -n u&ed of good, chine should take advantage of this offer ami g»ic bxeh iabie »ing at the manufacturers' wholesale prioe, w not be obtained in any other maimer. Write Naxslfc Town. Oouuty, and State plainly and addr&a* TfiB CHICAGO IJEUGKit, *71 Frank!m Chicago. IU grfftfflb* aftd rite a* st tcortata -•.-•••a* tyfeytt* rfcwkft* fa i 'H rtalactu* & have sole Big S Is# uny years, arid ksjfc'* vers ib« h&M- af mU&~: i. Si V CNB S1.60. iteMbri H. O. M. U. xo.