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THE SQUIRRELS' HIGHWAY.
The cornfield joins the shady grove, The mill stands in the valley; The miller lives where daily sounds The catbird's spiteful sally; Along the fence, across the stream, There is a mossy by-way, That leads up to the sloping eaves, And forms a squirrels' highway. All sumnir long we daily hear A merry, ringing clatter; The whisking squirrels storing spoils Vith quaint, defiant clatter; From early dawn to silent night, Their antics never ending. A happy life the gay things live, Brisk toil and froli? blenJing. But still they doubtless have their cares, Mayhap their share of sorrow; And, like us, hope for beit?r things Upon the coming morrow. There is an un.ler-tida to life, Although it may s-. em by-play That makes its thraldom even felt, Along the squirrels' highway. Hartford Times. DEAD Oft ALIVE. BY LIKE SnAltP. At St. Lazare Station. Paris, the long tidal train stood ready to start for Dieppe. I wanted to get a compartment to myself, after the selfish manner of many travelers, and I waited till the hands of the clock pointed to ten min utes past seven, at which time the train was to leave. There were only first and second class carriages on the train. It was a through express, and we were timed to reach London shortly after live in the evening. At the last mo ment I opened the door of the only va cant compartment in the train, flung in my valie and following closed the door behind me. The shrill whistle of the guard announced that the time was up. At that moment a man rushed past the window of the compartment and, seeing- only one occu pant, turned back, twisted the handle of the door and jumped in. Before he could close the door a second belated traveler sprang on the foot board and came in to the coanpaitnient. The Iran was moving out of the dark station, and the guard with his key had locked 119 in. I was in ill-humor at having my selfish purpose thwarted, and so sat gloom ly and silent in the corner. The first mau in settled himself down to sleep, and the cext one took out a book and began to read. In this unsociable state we sped through France and reached Dieppe a little before 11 o'clock. We had a fair passage over to Kewhaven. About 3:o0 the London train was waiting for us at that station. By a singular coincidence the very same thing that happened at Paris occurred on the London train. I had got myself comfortably seated, when jut as th? train started in jumped the first passenger and after him the second. Both laughc I es they came tumbling iu aud tco!v their seats beBicle roe. Parley vou Fransayf' said the first pas cnger to me. "Aot a parley," I answered. Oh, you are an Englishman," con- tinucd tha other. "I blooming Frenchman." took you for a "I am neither a blooming Englishman nor a blooming Frenchman; I am a blooming American." "How long have vou been over in Paris?" "Two weeks." "Same time my-eif. I say, didn't vou get sick and lircd of Paris? I did."" "Ye;; I don't like Paris as well as Loudon." "No more do I. I get tired of their maudlin cookery. Don't you?" "Ye?, I do." "Give me the good old roast beef of old England, say 1. I ate this putterin' about with a lit.la bit of this and a little bit of that, like living on sweets." 1 quite agreed with him. All this time the passenger who had come in second on each occasion said nothing. We were bowling along at a good pace, much faster than the French train, toward London. "Did you have any adventures in "5so, 1 can't say tViat 1 had." "Well, I had, and a Jbopminguai pleasant one, too." "Yes? What was that, if it is not a secret .'" "Well, you see it was like this. I had been doing a bit of walking that day and was dead tired. I sat down on one of them benches in the Twillcrics gardens. Isat there for about ten minutes, when a ! bloomin' Frenchman comes up, takei off his hut very polite and says: 'Par-don, Jle-ssieur,' and lets go a lot of his lingo at me. I only knows one word f French and that is 'oui.' so I says to the chap 'oui, oui, oui,' and he was werry polite about it and he sits down beside me and says: 'Perhaps, Monsxur, you speak de Ainglis better dan de lainguage Francais?' 1 says: 'Bather.' He says: 'I spake de Ainglis lainguage a leet'e. I have von grate invention dat I vish tn pataint in Aingland,' nnd with that he takes out of his pocket a little machine with a nozzle and a little bulb at the bottom. He squeezes the bulb and it shoots out a lot of spray. 'Oh, rot,' says I, 'I have seen hundreds of thing like that.' 'Ah, no,' he says to me. 'I have some great improvement on di. You see you put in delicious perfume. I have a patent on dat. It is delicious, it is deefraut.' And with that he pushes the machine iu my face. It was the sweetest swelling thing I ever smelt, but with the first puff of it all the trees and , things seemed to run together. I didn't : get unconscious, but just seemed dazed. I don't remember what happened, but I mind that the Frenchman took me by the arm like this." (Here our loquacious fellow traveler took the silent passenger and myself by the arm and we started up in the compartment.) "And he said something about promenade. We walked together like this for a short time and then sat down. He took out his machine and gave me another spurt in the face, and then I went to sleep sure enough! One of their bloomin' John D'Arms woke me up and then I found that mv watch and purse and everything else was gone. It was lucky I met a chap from London who lent me money enongh to get home. AVhat do you think of that, eh?" The silent passenger now spoke for the first time. "I think it a werry remarkable, story," he said, "a wcrry remarkable story. But I can tell you something what will sur prise you more than that, which is that at this present moment I have in my coat pocket a cocked revolver that's a coverin" of your heart, Joey, and if you make a move you are a dead man. Jly instruc tions, Joey, is to deliver you at London dead or a'ive, dead or alirr, Joey, were the very words, and what's moie they were written and you will find then in hat pocketbook which you werry clever ly took out of my pocket when you were telling of your werry remarkable story, Joey. " Joey turned perceptibly paler round the corners of the lips as the silent pas senger too'-; out of his coat pocket the re volver, still keeping it pointed at Joey's breast. "What's wanted this time and who are you?" muttered Joey. "What's wauled, Joey? Fourteen years, I reckon; fouitecu years if it's a day. And who am I? 'That's who I am," and he turned down his coat lappcl, never for a moment letting hs pistol waver from its position, and showed in side of his coat the brass badge of the London Metropolitan Police Force. Joey drew a long sigh. "Well," he faid, "so it's all up." "Yes, Joey, it's all up. You can make a row or you can go uietlv, just as you like. It makes no difference to me; dead or alive, them's the instruc tions. Have you any fire arms aboard, Joey?" "Not even a blooming knife." said the thief in a tone of disgust. "Had ihe worst sort of luck in Paris. Had to pawn the finest pistol I eer had, to get monev for this blooming trip, 'an-' it all." "I have been a following of you, Joey, for the last time weeks it wrackin' my brains thinking how I could ;et you across the Channel when you, being the politest sort of a cove, obliires me Im pawning your best pistol and coming right over and then doing a bit of work right before my eyes. I wen't forget this bit of kindness on your part, Joey. And now, Joey, stand up.-' The thief did so. "Catch hold of them two straps. Now, Joey, I have my .eyes on you. If you let go of them straps you go into Victoria Station a dead man. Now," said the officer. turniug to me, "would you oblige me by going through his po-kets and seeing if there's any pistols or knives aboard of him."' "I guess," I saiei, "you would elo that better thau I could." "Night you are." rcplieel the otl'cer, and still covering the culprit with the cocked revolver in his left hand he rapidly with his right went over the thief's clothes and found, as Joey had saiil, that he had no weapons of any kind. "Now Joey," said the officer, "just put back that gen tleman's purse and watch; remember my eye is on you; no tricks, Joey; dead or alive, that's my motto, Joey." The elis eoncerteti thief pulled out my watch aud purse. I said I would put them back iu their places myself, which I did. The thief then, with the officer's pistol pressed against him, placed in his vest his watch and the pocketbook in the in side pocket of his coat. Then he sat down. "Now Joey," said the officer, "I know you will excuse me, but I will have to put the bracelets on." "Any thing for peace," munrurcd Joey, with another sigh. "Do you want my hands before or behind me?"' "As vou like," sa'd the officer. "Then I says behind," said Joey," for if there's anything I 'ate H's sitting looking at a pair of bracelets on my wrists. The thief turned around, c enched his hands, and the effLer placed his pistol on the seat beside him, quickly slipped the handcuffs on th; wrists, then un cocked the revolver and put it in l-'s pocKei. ne oritcreii me unci iu sit ue- side him. "Old friends, Joe v, should be . ' i. it. j i . i - - r i... sociable," and with that he ran his arm through the arm of the robber, and there we sat till we rattled over the bridge that spans the Thames near Ba'.tersea Park, and the train began to slaek up for the taking of tickets on the other side of the bridge. "Have you been long on the force?"' said Joey, speaking for the first time since the cutis hael been put on him. "Long enough," said the officer, "to catch the smartest thief in London.'' "Ah," said Joey, "that's because dead or alive is your motto." "Dead or alive, dead or alive, Joey, and I have got it in writing, too." " 'Dead or alive' is a good motto, officer, a wcrry good motto, and it's my motto." With that the thief sprang up and p'aced at the head of the astonished officer his own pistol. The handcuffs lay on the scat beside him. "Officer," he said, "when you have been a little longer on the force you won't be taken in with a pair of artificially swelled wrists. Don't let the next man, officer, clinch his fists when you are putting on the bracelets; don't let your revolver out of your hand when your motto is dead or alive, officer. What is your name, officer';" "None of your business," said the officer. "Werry good, not compelled to crinii nate yourself, you know. I will just see for myself," and with that he took the I pocketbook from the inside pocket and j slipped it into his own, but before doing so opened it with one hand, looked at the name on the fly-leaf, slipped out the war rant and place J it in his own pocket with all the deftness of a sleight-of-hand per former. Throwing open the door as we glided along to the lorg platform where they sell the tickets, he shouted for a guard. Two of the ticket-takers ran up to the platform. "Is there an officer here? " he said, and then throwing back the lappcl of his coat he showed the officer's badge, which he had evidently stolen at the time he had put back the officer's watch. "Is there an officer here?" "No, sir," said the guard touching his cap, "but there is at Victoria, sir." Here is two desperadoes likely to make a fight. I am Inspector Gubbins. They are desperate characters, guard; shoot them if they make any effort to es cape. Here's the warrant for this one's arrest; the other's his pal. They will try force or gammon. This warrant says dead or alive. Hold the train as long as vou can while I tclejrranh for help T will le Imck in a minute." With this Vie trusteil tlie warrant anel revolver in tl-hiHl--ef- t-sonihPdnrT,'Eno'7, 1 ! . . . u dining i i hjvjc iiuu iu jivsisi, uc. ran down the long platform and disappeared. By the time we got to Victoria, in spite of the protestations of myself and the officer to the guard of four men, Joey had disappeared in the wilderness of Lon don, carrying with him the detective's pocketbook and watch, and leaving him forever the pleasant nickname of "Dead or Alive Gubbins." Detroit Free Press. Short Bird Stories. A Buffalo canary has a miniature well in his cage, with a bucket, the cha n of which reaches to its perch. When it wants a drink it draws up the bucket, much to the delight of the children in the neighborhood. A coyote in Walla Walla was attacked by an immense hawk that hit him fair on the back of his head. The coyote would duck its head, then make a snap at the hawk but could not reach it, and at the end of twenty minutes the coyote was trailing in the dust. A partridge was found in a grass field in Hockliffe, says the London Field, that was rearing a white barnyard chicken. AVhen the chicken was caught the bird evinced all the signs of distress usually shown if their natural offspring are moicstect. l lie place where the bird was found is nearly a mile from any farm buildings. William Allen, of Ban Francisco, a bov, shot and wounded a large hawk that was soaring away with a weasel in its talons. After it fell he hurried to pluck off its large feathers, when the bird suddenly threw its wings about his body and sank its beak ferociously into his check while both h inds were pinioned. Finally he released one just enough to t ike out a small penknife, with which he stabbed the hawk. The stab had but little effect. Fortunately a man came along and res cued the young aud almost exhausted hunter. He will soon be all right again, but a scar will remain for life. The hawk measured eight feet from wing to wing. Dr. Charles C. Abbott says that in ex perimenting on the intelligence of birds, when he girdled branches on which birds had built their nests causinar the foliacc I to shrivel, exposing their nests, although , 'hey h-tl laid their eggs, they would abandon them; but if the nests already I contained young birds, notwithstanding the exposure, they would renain until the I young were able to fly. He placed a number of pieces of woolen yarn red, ! yellow, purple, green, nnd irrnv in color. There was an ejual number of each col or near a tree in whi h a pair of Balti more orioles were building a rest. The pieces were exactly alike iu color. There was an equal number of each color, a id the red and yellow were purposely placed on the top. The birds chose only the gray pieces, putting in a few purple and blue ones when th': nest was nearly fin ished. Not a red, yellow or green strand was used. JVVmj York Sun. Watches for the Blind. "This is one of the cutest things in the watch line that has yet appeared," said Jeweler Charles S. Grossman, hold ing up one of the new Swiss watches de signed for fhe use of flic blind. ' The old raised figure watchc were clumsy and the blind cople were constantly I ending or breaking the watch hands by touching them. In this watch a small peg is set in the centre of each figure. When the hour hand is approaching a certain hour the peg for that hour drops when the quarter before it is passed. The per son feels the peg is down, and then ro.ints 1 ack to twelve. He can thus tell the time within a few minutes, and by prac tice he can become so expert as to tell the time almost exactly. They have been in use about six months, and there ia steady and growing demand for them. Nat York Hun. ;ial-ilone on Advertising. Hon. William V. wart Gladstone says: 'There is an absolute necessity for ad vertising; there is a great eagerness to compete for attention, and no one acts it unless it is by givinsr, us it were, so many strokes of the hammer, one after the other, to compel people to notice what U going on. MYSTERIES OF A DAY. NpTABIiE EVKXTS THAT AVE FJND REPORTED. An Indian Custom American Inven tions Horn n Slave An Alligator After Him Eating the Husks, Etc., Etc. Jeffrv Johnson", who died near Me chanicsburg, Ohio, a few days ago, was a slave in Virginia in 1773, nnd had entered on his 115th year when ha died. He was a slave for ninety-two years. He had two wives. I5y the first he became the fa'her of eight children, three of whom are living, the average of their ages being 80 years, the eldest 87 nnd the youngest 79 years. By his se cond wife he had nine children, six of whom are living, their average age be ing 52 years, the oldest being 58 and the youngest 41. He had seventy-six grand children, thirteen great grand children. aud one great-great-grand-child, his off spring extending through four genera tions, there being 100 souls. In his veins flowed the blood of three races white, negro and Indian and to this fact is attributed liis longeivity. That the Indians of the far West have not yet been civilized is proved by an Oregon merchant, who says that the debts of deael Indians are paid by their relatives. "When Anderson and Bern hart," he said "killed an Indian several years ago, he owed 345. Since that time of this amont has been paid me by his relatives. Kentucky died the other elay owing me 350. Already his l " i i . " .i. . iiMuut' Lute .it i-u ,'iu ttci me tin itie i , . . , , ?,ubJeet am ma'1e - wraiijseaients Jo pay i Til. nlilnili If -la .1 Ion- niMi tliuv.i f . the amount. It is a law with them to pay the debts of their relatives, aud they never break it. I am sure of get ting mv money if an Indian dies owing i mej'but when a white man dies leaving no property, no mittiu" how rich hi re latives uiv, I never expect to get a cent." E. H. Vinson, of Peola, Idaho, wai riding across the country the other day urarmed, when he camo upon a big black bear. He was b mud to have it, and so started to drive it before him un til he could get a gun, and did so for three miles. While passing a house the bear went into the hogpau to rest, arid the woman of the house came out with an axe and butcher knife to slay the bear, but Mr. Vinson t 1;1 her that it was dangerous to go near him. so'she re turned to the house. After the bear had rested he started on again, ouly go ing about a half a mile further,, when Mr. Vinson was reenforced with fire arms, and shot and killed the bwir. Some cuRlors and terrible effects of lightning are"roiorte.d fcom MenTle, France. During the recca thunder storms in that locality the room of a Mine. GaiUnrd was suddenly illuminat ed with the flashes-of fire. The woman anil her three children, frightened out of their wits, ran for safety to the chim ney corner, wheu a single sharp clap of thunder was heard over the house, and the chimney was struck by lightning. The mother and the threo children were knocked down insensible. One of them, a boy of 4, was killed instantane ously, and .a little girl was whirled into the centre of the room and had her eyes completely burned out. Otto Schkoefel was the son of wealthy parents in Weiselbcrg, AVur temberg. They gave him a good educa tion and he bid fair to make a reputa tion as an architect, but the old Adam was too much for him, and he ran away ten years ago and came to this country. Since then he has benm living ou husks. Three months ago he was stabbed near ly to death by a negro near Camden, and a policeman took him to the hos pital. There he was cared for, his life saved, and by the chance reading of an old torn newspaper he learned that he ! was the rightful heir to a fortune, the ; income of which will amount to 10,000 j a year. j 'Little Maurice Bergeron was catch- ing shrimps at Bruly Landing, La., the other day, when a large alligator sud-1 ur-m.v uiit-iwfi neiir mm mm msvlo nn ' l .,,. I.;... -itw-teil. FortnTwU'lr the filOw, struck ' with terrible force, missed its mark, nnd i the boy turned to run for his life. As ! he did so the monster made a savage ! rush at him. Coming out of the water, ! he seized Maurice by the log, inflicting ! a slight flesh wound and tearing off a j great portion of the boy's trousers. I? - j fore the alligator could get a second hold i on the boy ho had scrambled up the ' landing and was out of danger. j Jacob L. Bi?zzari and others were I engageel in digging a well on the prem j ises of James Grant, not far from Bav : City, Mich. At the depth of three feet they came across a large deposit of liones, which, from their appearance, were evidently those of some giant ani mal of the mastodon species. One of the tusks of this animal was six feet in length, and measure 1 five inc'ies in dia meter at its base. A hip bone measur ed twelve inches in diameter, and a rib was found seven and a half feet in length. I The jaw of the animal was also found, j and it measured four nnd a half feet in ' length. Danift. Bookrs, a miner near Oro, j Arizona, had both hands blown oft" at j the wrist by a premature ilischarge of j giant powder recently. He was alone, and he walked two miles to a deserted j cabin, were he bound up the stumps of his wrists after a fashion with pieces of i curtain, which he tore with his teeth, j He travelled all night, durin" which j time his trousers became iiTJse and dropped around his feet. "Ho kick-d (tff his shoes ami trousers aud at 6 o'clock 1 was lounel lying unconscious near a Mexican cabin. He was taken to a hos- ! . . . . . pital and is getting well. One of tha members of the Harris burg City Grays is Private Task, who for twenty-five years has b sen a Sunday school scholar, and in all that time has never leen absent from his class. Re cently, w hen in camp with his company, Saturday came, and he fortnd som t dif ficulty in getting permission to leave, but when he pleaded that his failure t get to Harrisburg would break the recor 1 of a quarter of a c mtury's attendance at Sunday school, the commanding offi cer did not have the he irt to refuse a request which was backed by so unusual an argument. Chaklf.s E. Jac kson, of Halifax, l'la , has a pet snake that catches rats. Ja -k-son heard a racket -in a cupb iar.l. and. opening the door, found the snake ha 1 captured a rat, and was trying to swal low it nose first. The rat was alive, an 1 strenuously protested against going in to such a hole, using his feet to eate'i hold of the floc.r or other f.urroundings. 1 he snake, wiser than the rat. raise 1 hiin up a foot or two in the air, and iu that position c intitule I the swallow-in t process, dropping d wn to the tlorir to rest occasionally, unUl the r.it. was s.val l'j wed . The fifteen great Ani'-riean invention i nf world wide adoption are: (1) The cotton-gin, (-2) th t pla-iiug-m i ihiti.s, (5) the grass mower and reaper, (l)the ro tary printing pros, (') navigation by steam, (") the hot-air engine, 7l the sewing machine, (8) the mdia rubber industry, (',)) the manufacture of horse shoes, (10) the fraud blast for carvitig, (11) the gauge lathe, (l i) the grain ele vator, (13) arlili.tial ic nuking on a large scabs ' 14) the electric; magnet and j its practical application, (15) the. tele- ' phone. j While J. H. Ribbius wai in the ; mountains near Granit Ore-jk, Oregon, ! he heardsome one groaning, and upon! investigation found (liaiuille Clark, an I old placer miner, buried to his cars by i the caving of an open cut. He hud i liecn !: this critical condition oigli' boms, and tons of bowlders, ro.-ki and j dirt imprisoi.od him. One large ro.t'i rented light!;,' on his shoulder, being j mainly supporter by the earth. 1 this ' rock had settle.! am.-tli-r in rh his head I would have been crusho 1. Aij'jFN Thompsox, an old Mount son', an Washington guide, ( airies a eo;:ijC.-i: i are- three Mire "; have for finding th pass. You '.i ill no ;::ys that In tlie woods. " eaV.'l lie, ' lioints of tli never There that I co:n- that thivc fourths of the iiie north si ;s ou the trees grows on tlie . 'e: the heaviest boughs on spruce trees are always on the south side, and thirdly, the topmost twig of every uninjured hemlock tips to the cast," A citizen of Providence, K. I., make many a dollar by catching bats, which he sells to taxidermists for fifty cents apiece. He fastens a fish hook to the end of a long horsewhip, and on the hook he fastens a moth miller. Then, standing near an electric light in the evening he waves the whip until one of the many bats which are limiting the insects that, Hy around the light grabs the miller, anil then he yanks him in. The Thakore Sahib of Morvi enforces a most interesting custom iu his Indian dominion. There is at the head of each village one man who is responsible for the peace and honesty of the communi ty. If a burglary is committed, this man must hunt up the thief, and if he fails to find him is compelled to pay for tho stolen goods out of his own pocket. PLENTY OF GREENBACKS. How a Memphis Eli(or Clot tune During I lie AVar. a For. From the Jacksonville News. . Several years anterior to 1858 I had an assistant editor by the name of lio'k eit Frank Y. Eockett, the Y. standing for Yorick, I suppose, though if it did not, it ought to have clone so, since he was a fellow of ingnite jest, a very cor rect writer, a poet of much originality, and a gentleman of high tone and high principles, but sensitive anil fastidious a a woman. . He was considerable older thau nivself, and when the war came. having always been a strong Whig and I Union man, he remained in Memphis j after its cqjiquest by the iederals, and took no part in the deadly "wrasse!" be tween the South and the North. His health was bad; he whs utterly unfit for the hardship of a soldier's life; and, though anything but a coward, fighting was not his forte. While the war was going on as he afterward told me he found it a desperate struggle to live for some months, although, being a bache lor always, he had no one to provide for but himself. Indeed he was only res cued from actual beggary by one of hose accidents or special providences call it what yon will which you would not be able to guess in a thousand trials. The city was crowded with Federal soldiers, nearly all of Grant's army be ing there to be paid off. Ho said that on the moruiug after the first batch were paid off he rose very early, as was his habit, and was sauntering down the main street, immediately after the dawn of day, without a cent in his pocket; lean, ragged and hungry, and not know ing how or where to get his next food; when in the neighborhood of the Pay master's office, and still nearer an all night salonn, he spied on the sidewalk a number of wads of green paper, which, on picking up, he found to be green backs. That morning his treasure trove amounted to nearlv 200. This money, of course, had been drop- ped by the drunken so'diers paid off the day before, while rowing ami fighting among themselves the night before. Restitution was, of course, next to im possible, and, said Roekett, under the circumstances, hardly to be thought of by a Southerner; at any rate, I confis cated it as contraband of war. From this time on to the clos of the war RiKikett said he lived like a fighting cock and dressed like Solomon in all his glory. The only toiling and spinning he did was to follow the example of the early bird aud give the main street and front row sidewalks a close inspection before any one else was stirring every morning after army pay-day. He rarely failed to pick up less than $100 and sometimes his findings were over 300. THEIR LAST HYMN. Six Passengers Who Sans "Nearer, 31. V God, to Thee" on the Chats worth Train. From the Springfield Union. Mrs. Merriam Grant, one of the peo ple woumle I in the Cliatsworth liniister. vviix in tin- rt'ar o:tr witu Jier. Uu.slmm jn mis car was a party of six people. In order that they might sit together, Mr. and Mrs. Grant changed seats with a young man and his bride. Their cour tesy saved their lives, for the young couple were both killed. Mrs. Grant thought this party were theatrical peo ple or concert singers; they sang so well. They cnuld sing, and they laughed and told stories and anticipated tho pleasure of the trip until lato at night. Then Mrs. Grant composed herself iu her chair and covered her face with her handkerchief to go to sleep. Nearly everybody in the car was quiet but the jolly party of six. About this time the young bride was requested to siusr "Sweet Hour of Prayer." Something in the desire to sleep and rest recalled the sweet old song. The young woman saug and all listened as the train sped on. As the little gleam of devilish fire ap peared far down the track their voicss swelled in: "Yet in my dreams I'd be Nearer, my Ood, to thee." The speed of tho train increase 1 down the grade. Again the song swell ed: "There lot the w.iy apjioar. steps unto ho:i vvn." The way was already in sight. "All that Tliou wildest me, in mercy given.' And then with but a moment of life left for each, even when poor Ed. Me Ciintock's band was giving its last des perate wrencii az uie tnrottle ot ins en singers sung to uivir etoii, who : xl. - . i. . ai i , VO.tml I TWIT r. Ii.l hit ,1ml. (hum .1. 4-1... , 1 . , , """""o l"1 1L1 " hollow of Hls hawl: AngcL-i to leeT:on mo, Nearer, mv God, to Tliee. Enough. It was finished. The en gines struck the frail bridge and it sank. The car containing the singers crashed like a bolt of Jove through the two cars in front of it, killing and grinding as n fo tt kills a worm. In the same instant another car crashed through it nnd the singers were dead. THE ACES DID IT. II ow Bisniark Became the Capital of Dakota Territory. j I From the t'hieajjo Trilmuu.J i A story is told of a game of poker that j moved th 3 capital of D.ikot.i. It was at that mcm-irable winter session at Yank ton where, several rival towns were pitted against one another as to which should secure the coveted honor. It happened that two towns were tied on the vote, a:ifl a single al litional ballot would se cure the prize to either. It. was in this condition of affairs that a job was put up to se.t.ire the single lacking vote by in veigling a poker-loving member into a gn n s of draw. There were four in the party threo from one of the rival towns and the propose 1 victim from the other. The game was in an upper room of a hotel and play was high and furious, as tho participants had full purses. The great g.im-s was aftr a while opened with SI')') in the pit. It ha I been agreed to give tins victim a line hand "1A.. " f 11 il ,1 ami eo give fine ot me. o:uer inree c m sptrators a hand that would beat it. Ho got the hand, looked at it and said, as he raised the ante, "It will bike .!) to draw cards." The other two conspis.ito:s passed out, and the victim raised '2(K). .They seesawed until .-2,0()0 was up, when they drew. The: conspirator took one card to four kings. The victim hesitated, and finally drew three. Then the betting began, and did not stop until 52,000 more was n the table. Then the con spirator made bis side even, and said: "I am out of money, but I'll raise you IdO acres of laud in Readle county. No, T won't, either, but I'll tell you what I will do I'll bet you my vote on the capital. ' "Done,'' said th victim, and the I an Is were spread out. The conspira tor had four kings, and reached out for tlicp-t. "Hold on, r.aid the victim, as he laid j of d. j four aces. "Your vote will briiii' th i pital to Bismarck," and it did. li s h ind lu i been a queen full on .w.-. ::i:d he discarded the queens, but "here he ot the a 'es nobodv could tell TIIE GULF STREAM. Some Interesting Peculiar Items About This Current. The Gulf Stream may be said to have its source in the Gulf of Mexico, wheuco it passes around the Florida Keys, up throurrh t.)i nomw channel between Florida and the Bahama Banks, and then along the United States, following in a general way the trend of the coast and about one 'hundred mites from it. This causes it to flow in a northeast di rection when near latitude 30 degrees, but as the parallel of AO degrees is ap proached it tends more to the eastward, gradually leaving the coast, and just south of the Grand Banks of Newfound land its course is a little north of east. At the meridian of 40 degrees some au thorities hold that the Gulf Stream ceases to be an independent current, and that the drift after this longitude is passed is due to the prevailing westerly and southwesterly winds. Many causes have at various times been assigned as the motive for this vast stream; among these were the supposed higher level of the Gulf of Mexico, the quantities of water poured into this Gulf by tho Mississippi ami other largo rivers, "the effects of temperature, the effects of the trade winds, tho difference of barometric pressure, the difference of density due to evaporation, nnd the rotation of the earth. Without going into the details of this question, on which scientific men are by no means united, it is sufficient to say that the Gulf Stream comes from one of the last five causes set forth above, or perhaps from a combination of two or more of them. v The length of tho Gulf Stream from its starting point south of Florida to Great Britian is about five thousand miles; its breadth being at its start about ninety-five miles; when off Cape Florida, it':; narrowest section, forty four miles; after this point is passed it gradually spreads out until off New York it is probably three hundred miles wide, and off the British Isles it must be more than one thousand miles in width. The mean daily velocity of the cur rent of the Gulf Stream throughout the year is, according to Findlay, about sixty-six miles off Cape Florida, about fifty-six miles between the latter and Cape Hatteras, about forty-six miles off Nantucket, about thirty-six miles south of Nova Scotia, about twenty-seven miles south of the Grand Banks, and to the eastward of the latter about ten miles. Find'ay estimates the time for t he progress of the water from Florida to Europe at seven months, while Dr. Peternian puts it at two months. Of course the strength of the current is affeeted by the prevailing wind, and al s) by the season of the year, being greatest in summer. To give briefly a proper idea of the temperature of this wonderful river of the sea, I cannot do better than repeat the conclusions drawn liy Dr. Peternian the subject: 1. Hie Oulf Stream j flows along the coast of the United States with a temperature of 77 degrees. and upward as far as the latitude of Chesapeake Bay, and from there to longitude 40 degrees it has a mean an nual temperature of seventy degrees. From that meridian it flows toward the northeast, supplying western Europe and the Arctic Ocean with a riermanent current of comparativly warm water, which has a temperature of about 38 de grees in a latitude which, but for this wise provision of nature, would bo a dreary waste of ice. AX UNSATISFACTORY PHYSICIAN. He Would not Take any of His Own Medicine. Several years ago a young do rtor named Mabee came out from the east and settled in a small Dakota town to practice his profession. He had a di ploma from one of the best medical schools, printed on sheepskin, which ho carried nronud with him in a heavy block tin tube. He got but little to do; most of the practice was monopolized by n. Hum named IDeVrcott -vvlio been -Woted i(i".u"l;it.1 r-.yaiu t,iier Daggett diil not follow any regularly recognized school of medicine.but pinned his faith to a po litico made ou the "hide side of the skin of a black cat killed in the dark of the moon." Mabee was at last him self taken sick. He got quite low and finally called in Dr. Daggett. One day after ho hud recovered he was waited on by a committee of the citizens headed by the mayor, who broke the ice by re marking: "Doc, wc'nns have called on a little p'int which we reckon will be mid'lin interestin' to you." "All right go ahead," replied tho young physician. "We noticed that when you got pretty sick vou called in Dr. Daggett to fix you up. "Why, yes, he came to see me once or twice." "Y-'a e-s, we seen he did ! Little bit skeeredof your own med'eines, we low?" "Xo, sir, but I was too sick to do any thing for myself. That's all profession al." "It may be profess'nal, but it won't wash in these diggiu's, young man ! Here you been tellin all the time that old Doc Gaggett. wa'n't no good, an' pokin' fun at his black catskin po'ltices, an' sayiu' that mebby he would do fer cows an' mules, but that he wa'n't quite up to bosses an' persons yet, an' now when yer sick yersolf the first thing you do is to send fer him ! Here you been pourin yer lin'nient an' condi ion pow ders an' one truck an' 'neither down us fer six months, but when you're sick yer self you're mighty glad to go back to the good old 'riginal catskin ! Millions o' bottles of your stuff fer the rest of us, but not a drop fca- yerself ! That's the kind of a doc you be ! We're onto your plan and as cheerman of a commit tee of our lendin' cit'zens I want to warn you to move on ! Git right out o' town a man what da's'nt .take his own med 'eines can't dose the rest of us, not in this place !" A Veniriloquial (ienius. The Boston Iiudttt says: A "-little Boston boy who was taken to the enter tainment of a ventriloquist some time ao, end who was . close observer of the perfonner'slnii,dus"op(u-andi, accom panied his parents last week to his fath er's native town, and among the places visited during their rural sojourn was this country cemeteiy, where sleep the progenitors of his paternal parent. The latter pointed out to the child a certain mound, saying: "There, dear, is the. grave of your grandfather." The little fellow gazed curiously at the place of sepulture for a moment, and then seized by a sudden idea, stooped down and rapping on the tombstone, said: "Grand pa, are you down there i" following it up with a self-supplied "Yes," in as deep and guttural a tone as his little throat could make vocal. "Does you want to come up '." he resumed in' his natural pitch of voice, and again drop ping to the lower tone answered his own query with a bass and hollow "No." The parents, greatly shocked, cut short further vciitriloquial efforts on the part of the too precocious child. Centre of the United States. An army officer, now in Chicago, ask ed the other day: "Do you know where the exact geographical centre of the United States is f Never thought any thing about it, prohnhly? Well, its marked by a grave that 'of Major Og den of the United States army, whodied at Port Riley, in Kansas, in '1855, dur ing tin; cholera epidemic of that year. Major Ogden's remains were afterward removed to Port Leavenworth, and buried m the National cemetery, but his mon ument still stands on a'knoll a little to the northeast of the post Port Riley and it lifts its head toward the clouds in the exact geographical centre of the United States. This isn't a conceit; it's a fact, though probably of the hundreds of men now at tho fort not one in a hundred ever stops to think about it. Fort Riley is a f.-w miles east of Junc tion City, Ivin-sas., and is one of the most important cavalry posts in the country." THE TRADE IX POTATOES. EXPKHTS SAY AVK COXSl'MK 3,000,000 BARIti:iiS A YEAR. Farmers AYlio liaise 350 Bushels to the Acre and Get $1 a Busliel. I'roni the X. Y. Sun. One of the branches of the food trade of New York that eloes not attract a great deal of attention from the public as long ns everything goes smoothly is the po tato trade, and since crops never fail nnd prices do not vary much everything does go smoothly year in aud year out. "How many potatoes do we eat in a year " was asked of a prominent west side dealer. "Some experts say that it takes about 2,000,000 barrels, or say as many as would load 520 freight trains of 25 cars each, or a Heet of 371 ordinary potato schooners. " "And where do they nil come from " "Washington county." This answer was only intended to con vey the idea that Washington county was the chief source of supply. No body here knows just how many pota toes are raised in Washington county every year, bnt it is commonly lieKeved that the entire space from Fort Tieon derega to Eagle Bridge, and from Fort Edward to the easternmost confines of the town of Hebron is but one vast po tato patch. The crop began to come forward about a week ago. The Troy ami Albany steamers had what the dealers call small consignments of from 300 to 500 barrels each. Then the Troy boats picked up a little more trade anil got to bringing down a thousand barrels a day. This week they will begin to do some busi ness. Tilery will have to handle any where from 2,000 to 3,000 barrels every elay at each landing in this city. Mean time the river schooners and hay barges will begin to bring down potatoes, and some canal boats will have them on board instead of the grain and lumber that have hitherto supplied them with cargoes, until, as one dealer expressed it, there will be quite a jag of potatoes on the market. "Will they break the market?" was asked. "Not a break. Of course prices will weaken a little. We average $1.75 a barrel wholesale now, aud we will get perhaps s?l. GO, maybe as low as 1.50 then. But the prica cannot sag much more because the quality then will be bettor than now, and the export and the Southern trade will carry off the surplus. Cuba and tho other islands thereabouts will take a very large num ber, while the whole country south cf Pennsylvania depends on Washington county. Then the crop in Ohio anel west of that State is short, nnd many potatoes usually shipped this way must go West. I expect potatoes to go West even from Rochester. "The quality of the crop is superior this year, anel on that account prices are a shade say five cents a barrel higher. You ought to have been here when the parlies were coming in from Long Island. No better potatoes were ever boiled in milk with green peas or served with their coats baked brown, aud their hearts ready to full into flour when the coat was broken. And the quantities ! What elo you think of a man getting 350 bush els to the acre, and selling them for more than a dollar a bushel ( Well, Long farmers raised that many, but a Wash ington county mau thinks he'll buy his wife a silk dress and his daughter a piano if he ever ge.'s 250 bushels from an acre." "Mow much does he get for his 250 bushels V "About thirty-five cents a bushel on the average. The dealers up there buy them to be delivered at the nearest river port or railroad station. Then the freight is from fifteen to twenty cents a barrel. Of course we have a commis sion for selling them, anel the truckman has to get something for carrying them from the pier to the store. That is how the farmer gets about half as much for a barrel as we get. But then 200 bush els at thirty-five cents are bettor thau fifteen bushels of wheat at ninety or eighty. '' i The Hu'son river" will" float, the bulk of the potato supply of New York until it freezes; then the Hudson River road will get the business. But at about that time a fleet of round-nosed schooners will appear at the North river slips that will come all the way from Nova .-'eotia. The potato is a big crop in Nova Scotia, and there is no law to prevent Nova Scotia fishing schooners from trading to o the ports of New York. These pota toes arrive just in time to prevent the grower of American potatoes from real izing an advance which the winter sea son would naturally bring. When winter ets in hard and fast, one great reserve stock of otatoes is to be found in the t rie Basin and the slips about Piers 4, 5 and 0, on the East river. It is the fashion for the owners of canal boats, when industry and thrift have had the r proper reward during the summ r to buy loads of potatoes u along the canal and bring them down here and then tie up for the winter. It is a safe speculation for the potatoes have ready sale at good prices, and the profit rounds out the season's results very nicely. Hundreds of thousands of bushels" of potatoes are brought to New York every fall iu this way. The Awkward Bridegroom. A clergyman, the Vicar Bittmore, ha? been speaking on the modes of marriage iu and near Sheffield. He states that people are there married iu batches, that the bridegrooms almost invariably get the ring too small, and have at times to lick the lady's delicate little finger to induce the stubborn ring to move on. It seems to be no uncom mon thing to find that the ring is the difficulty, through its presence oi absence. "Then again," says the vicar, when they conic to that important part of the marriage service where the minister asks tlie man if he will have this woman to be his wedded wife, the man will not unfrequently turn to the woman nnd cay, 'Wilt tha' black my boots 4' and the womau will invariably say, 'I will;' 'Now tha'st said it,' and he holds her to her word. Such are Yorkshire man ners." A reverend canon of the church relates that on one occasion it fell to his lot to marry his footman to his cook. The footman would persist throughout the service in putting his finger to hi. forehead every time his muster address ed him, in 'accordance with custom. The reverend gentleman remonstrated in an undertone. "Don't touch you forehead, John, but ray the words after me." Then fdoud, "Wilt thou take thh woman " etc. John, bearing in mind the vicar's hint, replied, "After you, sir," and the assembled friends burst into laughter. MiinrInU r Courier. Simply Wasting UN Money. "Yes," i-aid a tall man dressed in bJa :k, with a high hat and a white tie, as he vat iu a Chicago hotel. "I have laboring in the ministry out iu the Black Hills for the last eight years." "Ah," said the friend whom he had been talking with, "is there a good class of people in that country l" "Y's, very fair; but some of them are fearfully reckless with their money." "I suppose so." "Yes, very injudicious especially the young people. A little instance oc curs to my mind. The leading mem ber of my church made his son a pres ent of fifty dollars on his twenty-first birthday. Now if he had expended that amount wisely he might have had con siderable to show for it, but how elo you suppose he invested it .'" "Cm sure I couldn't say." "Went and bought a shotgun aud setter pup !" "Well, that was a to when there are so to employ money." "Why, of course poor use to put it many better ways it was," said the missionary, m a tone of disgust, as he straightened up, "of course it was. I took the fellow one side and advised him to buy a first-class repenting rifle and a good bear dog, and if he el done? it he could have had some fun. There ain't no use for a shotgun in that coun try, and 1 e insider u setter pup just about fit to wnd a cannon with." A BAD HAIL STORM. The Way They Do Things Dakota. Out in Up at Velley City, this Territory, the other afternoon while a party of East ern tourists were standing under the covered porch of the leading hotel, a thunder-storm mixed with considerable hail came up. Pretty soon hailstones as large as hazel nuts began to come down. "Great Scott !" said one of the East ern men, "just see the size of those hail-stones !" "Yes," said another, "and they're get ting larger there's some half an inch in diameter." "Worse than that," howled another, as lie began to grow excited, "there's one in the middle of the street as large as an egg !" Remarks of this nature were kept up for two or three minutes, when the night clerk of the hotel, who had just got up and was standing on the porch, and two or three of the lniarders, who were natives, winked at one another and retired. It seems that they couldn't stand to hear such re-marks; for the truth is it was nothing but an ordinary hail storm and hail-stones much larger fre quently fell. The hail continued and the Eastern men grew still more exciteil. "Look at 'em now, big as hems' eggb or I'm a liar !" cried one. "Hens' eggs nothing!'' shouted an other, "there's one as big as a goose fgg!" "They're getting thicker, too!" "Thunder and blazes! Seethe one on the crossing as big as a coffee oui)!" "That isn't anything there's one the other side of it six inches in diameter !" "Great heavens, boys, scjo that! It's as big ns a water pail !" "Bigger! Bigger! Bet five dollars it's bigger !" "See how sharp-cornered and ugly looking they are ! " " One of them would kill a horse!" "I don't care if they would kill an elephant," howled the most enthusiastic man, "I'm going to have that biggest one and weigh it before it melts ! Bet ten dollars it'll weigh forty pounds!" and he shot out into the street ami leaned over and got his arms around the largest hail-stone that ever fell in Da kota, lie was just getting it up when another about the size of a toy balloon look him between the shoulders and knocked him over. His friends rushed out to the rescue. The storm was evidently about over, but stones were still coming clown the size of billiard balls and plenty of them. It was hard work and they were considerably bruised, but they at last got their "stunned companion under cover, together with the big hail-st ne. The most torriflic storm of hail evei known in the world was over. The scene in front of the hotel resembled a winter landscape on the northern shore of Greenland. "Stupendi-ous ! Ter-r-rific !" falter ed the enthusiastic man as he recovered breath. "I shall send a two-column dispatch about it to the signal-service department at Washington !" And just then the proprietor of the hotel crawled through a window onto the roof over the porch and shouted home bad language at two boarders who were there, ami slipped up anel fell on his back as he kicked at the night clerk. They had chopped up two hundred pounds of ice and thrown it into the street all there had been in the kitchen refrigerator. Farm Improvements. Every farmer should try to get time to make some improvements on his farm every year, and there is no lietter time to elo' this than during the autumn months. As soon as the weather be comes a little cool the farm laborers will work with more vigor than they can in the spring or the summer. Among other improvements roads should not lie ne glected; these are important, and where llllleh US.(1 they slioilltl 1m. -n-nll .mule. f.,..l .i omul riMiii iivpi- il n-er.jUimfl. it should lie well uiiderdrained. Ou farms where there are plenty of stones the road-bed should be constructed over all wet places by first covering with stones to the depth of eighteen inches; this will ensure a hard, dry road, if the stones le covered with six inches of good gravel. When stones cannot be easily obtained the road-lied should lie keot drv by laviner iu the middle of the road a "four-inch tile, covering it with sand or gravid, so that the Mater can easily get to the drain. A road once well built will keep in good order for many years, but if only lialt built it re quires constant repairs, and is then never satisfactory. In building farm roads it is, as a rule, best to avoid the hills even though it increases the dis tance, and as a rule it is better to cross a hollow than go over a hill, liecause it is easier to fill up than to diga hill down, especially on rocky farms, for there is almost always some old stone wall that it is desirable to get rid of, that is just what is wanted to make a road-bed of. The autumn is a good time to clear up new land, especially low land; the springs arc usually low, so the work can be done much better than in the spring or in fact any other season of the year. Every farmer who has unreclaimed low land shouhl make it his rule to clear up a portion of it every year until it is al reclaimed. A Big Snake-Roast. "I was reading something in a paper about snakes the other day," said J. D. Andrews, an Oregon pioneer, to a re porter. "Let me tell you of a peculiar experienee I had with snakes. I have a farm on the Mollnila, a few miles from Oregon City, near an ohlong, roek-eov-ered hill, called Rattlesnake Hill, which for years has just been swarming with them. In the spring, when the weather gets warm, the rattlesnakes come out of the ledges and drift down on the creek bottoms, becoming very troublesome. My farm being only three miles away, these reptiles became each year more and more troublesome, endangering especially the lives of my children, who, despite a'll I could do, would persist in going about barefooted. "Well, a year ago lust spring they swarmed into my wheat field so thickly that I couldn't cut it when it was ripe. This may sound odd to you, but it is a hie1. So" I got some of my neighliors to help me, and I plowed several furrows around the field, and then laid hair ropes around it, and sot lire to the wheat. Well, of all the sizzing and fry ing and strange sijuawks .md noises you e ver heard, we hail there. Much a lot of rattling and leaping up and displaying forked tongues I don't think anybody ever lief ore saw. Of course they ran from the fire, but the hair rope on the further side turned them until we had a complete circle of fire around them. ''Well, when the wheat was burned oft there were thousands of dead rattle snakes. They were thicker in the mid dle of the field than anywhere else, and were twisted and tied together in knots ami bunches almost as big as a barred. I guess we must have made a clean sweep of them that time, for they have never put in an appearance there since." A Whole Town l$oy rotted. The existence of a most peculiar boy colt caino to light out in Ohio. Several months ago the authorities of Wells ville took advantage of the Dow law ami i-IokpiI the saloons ill that place. An ! organization was formed and efforts to i liaVe the ( l-dimmce repealed were made, J hut .were unsuccessful. Then the or I (raiiizatiou adopted new tactics, ami de cided to -boycott the whole town uii1o.sk j ihe saloons were opened. In fol ; in!- out their plan they have j sought the markets at other towns and i now .-no Ir.iyinc; ;rroceries, meats, and 1 even dry floods and clothes are being ! pinvli.-tM-.l in ;li 'in. A tailor inter irwcil said that the .secretary of the or j :uii:::il i-m had pi.i.vu several orders foi full cloth with h!i;i. The members ot thl eiili; !,:'.' tha'. iht'v mii!.' arti.-f.' oi WVIi's until the nln us are op; i;o i".ei buy a chants .illo U-'lI. A REMARKABLE STORY. The Confession of a Wanderer on Ihe Face of l he Karth. A strange white man, who, some months ago, settled in the neighlior- hood of Fuirview, Alabama, giving the naine of (reoige Wakes, became sick When the doctor told him that his case was hopeless he sent for Mr. Adams, and askintr to lie left alone he made a most remarkable confession. He said to him: "My time has come to die, and I want you to see that what I nave to tea you w ill be made public. My name is not George Wakes, but Lee Simmons. I was born in Dallas, Texas., and am now 27 years of age. My father, whose name was William Simmons, is dead, and is hurried at Evergreen, Texas. My mother's maiden name was Lanford. When I last heard of her she was living at Ouachita Station, Onachita County, Ark. After father died, and when I was but 13 years ot age my mother sent me to school. There a cousin of my own name was my companion. One clay, on returning home, I got mad with him. I went home, got my father's shotgun, watched for my cousin, and shot him dead. That night I staid out until the family went to bed, when I stole in for my clothes, and since that night I have not looked upon the face of my mother. My people are all wealthy, and when they hear that I am buried here they will send for my body." He then went on to say that from the age of 13 to that of 27 he had never re mained a whole month iu one place. He made his way through the Imliaus overland to California ; followed the Pacific coast north, and in time returned to ihe States; had traveled over every one of them, always 1 icing haunted by the memory of his crime, and feeling re morse for the abandonment of his mother. As the hour of death ap proached he grew plaintive in his pro testations, but at no time would he al low his attendants to remove the cover ing from his person. It was nt until death had removed the power of resist ance that the reason was made plain. There were found upon his body 17 gashes tint with a knife, from one and a half to seven inches long. These scars were on his sides, but ou his back were two gashes, one three inches, the other nine inches long, i ne scar oi a mulct wound was found on his right arm. It looked as if he had run the gauntlet of many a hard fight. His body was buried in the gravevard of Fopes Church. Two hundred persons witnessed the intermeut. A Strong Man. For one of his sedentary habits, the late Chas. Sumner had extraordinary strength, and yet he was not an athlete. While in Washington his only exercise was walking, anel as he believed it was the pace rather than the distance that tells, when opportunity offered he would go at a rate that amazed beholders. Some persons attempting to join and keep up with him only succeeded by taking an occasional hop, skip, and jump, such as children practice when walking with their parents. Up to the time of his injuries he walked much in Washington, for, as ho said, ho could outwalk omnibuses, ami give them long odds. He was hardly aware of his enormous strength, it was so seldom called into exercise. His hooks were packed in large boxes at the end of each session and sent from his rooms to the Capitol, only to lie returned at the beginning of the next session. These boxes weighed nearly five hundred ponnds each, and wer i clinioult to handle in passages and stairways, aud so were accompanied by- four men. Once when lie was living at the Rev. Tv. Sampson's, one of these heavy boxes got stuck in the stairway. It could lie extricated without damage to the walls only by lifting it over the banister. The four men faileel to apply their strength to the most advantage, for they got iu each other's way, and thus failed to move the 1kx. The Senator, hatted anel gloved, ready to go out, came finivii rli sifnirs "Why lion t vim lift if. nvr ih I'M 1 smil lie. "How can we?" answered one. "You have no idea of its weight." "Let me try," said tlie Senator, and, leaning over the rail, he seizeil tho rope becket at the end of the box nnd lifted the latter clear of its entanglements by one sure pull, splitting his glove, how ever, aci'oss the back. The men were amazed; and lie, a littlei embarrassed, said, "I didn't mean to lift it, only to try its weight;" and then went back for fresh gloves. .. . S.IOO Not t ailed For. It seems strango that it Is necessary to per suade men that you ran cure their tli e ises by ofTerinK a premium to the man ho fails to re ceive benetit. And yet Dr. Satre undoubtedly cured thousands of e ases of obstinate catarrh with his "Catarrh Keme-ly,' who would never have appliod to him, if it had not been for hi offer of the above sum for an ini-urabloi-a.se. Who is the next bidder for cure or cash? The divorce business in Cass countv Intl., is looking ii). One hundred and fifty-three wo men have been freed from the bomis of matri mony within the past eighteen months. A WonderfMI Freak f Nutme is sometimes exhibited in our public exhibi tions. When wc ifaze upon some of the peculiar freaks dame nature occasionally indulges in, our minds revert back to the creation of man, "who is so fearfully and wonderful!'.- made.'" The mysteries of 1 Is nature have been unrav eled by Dr. K.V. Pierce.of Huffalo.and through his knowledge of those mysteries he has been able to prepare his "tiolden Medical Discov ery," which is a specific for all blood taints, poisons and humors, such as scrof u.a. pimples, blotches, eruptions, swellings, tumors, ulcers and kindred affections. Hy oruggists. The animal picnic of the Anti-Horse-Thief Association of 1'areons, Kansas, was held the other day. The exorcises wre pre-faced by prayer. A Bonanza Mine of health is to be found In Dr. I. V. Pierce's "Favorite Prescription," to the merit3 of which, as a remedy for female weakness and kindred affections, thousands testify. A little Michigan girl has without assistance picked and mounted on cards, and exhibited at a church fair, 2,125 specimens of four-leaf clover. " Royal Glue" mends anything! Uroken ( hina. Glass, Wood. 1 rt e A ia'ls at lungs & Gro If a cough disturbs your sleep, take Tiso's Cure for Consumption, and rest well. Fon Spfcial Rtfs tor advertipinir 'a thia pave? apply to the publisher of the ratw. I';i51 Tired All Over Is the expression a lady uaej la deserlblaj h-r eon II tlun before aslng Hood's Kanuparllla. Tht prepara tion Is wonderfully adapted for wojkoael or low atate of the system. It quickly tonoithe whole hr ly. gives purity and vitality to the Mod l, an I el?r anl freshens the mind. Take It now If you feel "tired all over." " FeellnK languid and dlir.y, having n: appetite and n ambition to work, I toii Hii s Sa-.np.irilU, with the btMt results. A a health InrlgoratiM- and medicine for general debility I tlilai it superior t anything else." A. A. Kikkr. Albany St.. Utl.-o. N. Y. N. n. Be sure t-g-et the Pe 'ullir mp.lu-ine. Hood's Sarsaparilla Mold by all druggist. JI;txfor Prepare! ouly by C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, I. well. Mast. IOO Doses One Dollar J foHud it n spivifie for tiny f'rrir. For ten tinra I hao,- thru a cre.if svff'rrrr from A uyttsl 0M fi7J frort. Ely' ('nan Ralw isUinnlfi nrr, ttfire I havr em-foi.nl. Hay Ferrr riifiy rs .-haul t know of i'.i tjH'-my. frank H. ittitiiir.'ilA. I'ub i.r ... Apply Palm into each Nostril Pensions to Soldier A Heirs. Send stanv for circulars. 'OL. I.. HINii 11 AM, Atfy, Washlnc-ton. D. C. Blair's Pills. Great English Gout anl Rheumatic Remedy. Oral its, ;14 round, 14 1'ills. Morphine Kob'.t Cured In 10 to dvm. . ifli ....J ill l)r. J. Biephen.. Ltkaa ja.oliio Orchard Wat Oral. Orchard Hall. In i-nN-d pucka?,. Tt i.? ?'Ta15!eyoafm?ne70nal?nnc.rrtiH)orcr,at. ir , ', "la:cy Bii.l r.n.t FBGor, nl.d Wiil kct u v.v.i A K.r laoHlsl! hit AND" aL. ninl . -c- kiiiKtv vc t'le "rtj;t t::AS :i KIDDER'S A SI RK C'l'KF. FOB INDIGESTION and I) YNPKPSIA. Over Vmi IMiyslciaiiK have wont nn their approval of MGKSTYMN, Maying that It ! the In st preparation for Irif'iKHtlc)n that thv have ever unfti. V ,iave never henr-t of a ease of Dytpepnla wher DItE;iTYLIN wu taken that was not eurel. F03 CHOLERA INFANTUM. IT WII.I. fl'RK TIIK MOST AllilllA VATKII CASE. IT WILL STuH VOM1TIXO IN I'KKOSASC'V. IT WII.I. I'KI.IKVK CONSTIPATION. ForSunnner f oin.l;iiut ami I'hronlc Diarr-hcra, n hi'-h Hrr lh' illrei-t n-sults of liiii.Hrf.'(t tilgtiMtlua, DIOKSTYI.IN will eltiM t mi ltiinicMli.it.- cure. Talcp DYOKSTYLIN for nil uitni anil diwirilern of thf fit.intut'h : ihfy .til mine from lii'llie-ntlon. ArIc vour tniKRit Tor DIOKSTVI.IN l.rl.-e (1 -r larx bottlpi. If he doe not have It Beml one dollar t tit nil we will f end n Ixittle to you. express lire.all. tlo not hesitate Co send your money, our bouse Is reliable. 1-NlnMlshrd twentv fl " years. W 11. V. KII)IEIC A ).. . Mr it il furl Ki-init riieni. , S.'l .1 lm Si., N.V COCKLE'S AftiTfl-BILIOUS PILLS, THE GREAT ENGLISH REMEDY Kor Llrrr. Bile. Indig'stfon. et,-. Free from Mep curr: contains oulv I'nr- Wfr. tnblo Injie Hent. Agent: t'. N . U I I'T K NTO , New lurk. GUNS OAIT HAMMERIESS. I DAU THREE BARREL MANHATTAN HAMMERIESS. PIE IREECH LOADERS. Send for Catalogue of B;.ecialtie. K('IIOVI-:ilI.Il, DAl.V A: j-i.:m. El end CO Ciaabiiru Street, Now York. QO E fl l r ''! I !(' : ai-iTs Tiuilx-r lindit i. gi, dU ..e:ttiirky for itn ' il nWm.T. S jt.in, :i;tU. B ivrAv.)' P to $S dnv. I.fu . i.o; ii'i.l. r Sanin'M worthSt.rAMvr.fi. M Hrc .vi er.Slfe y It-lit Holder Co., Holly, Mlith. I I.tu i.o; n 'i.l. r ttte Horse s reet. w rue GOLD in worth t 0 rev pound. 1-nttit'n Fro 8alv I,iiik, but is idd at a e.nt box l.y d-alerp. M A r r.l O O'.itttlne.l. Send Ktrinin for BJA I liia 1 O Inventors' 'Utile. I.. BlNit B ham. Patent Attorney, Wnlilniton, 1. '. 1 voni llehlllty, Montnl or Pnvdenl WcnUm-w that Itotnnlr Nervi- ilterra'l tocuie. jllr. Herb V, dunreo. 15 . I llht., I'Miu-.J''. .J-Jl1 'tb J" "C d ril5l.,?tt' FRflJPRAXLE BUST IN THE U OKLD r- U I bm 4 VJ Mm t iir"(ipt the en tin' LICIT 'B Of Pattntf, WMhlturto- IX No rhaiv u iicf i -Merit Is Manned bend fur i. Irculftr. TRADE MARK D0N't( DJi!jHE H0U5& Gon9 when tlie Woodbine Twlreth. Kate avc smart, but "Eoiun cn Pats" twit thetn. Clears out Hats. Mice, Rcm-hri, Water Iluxs. Flies. lieetU-3, ?lths. Ant, Jlosqultces, Be l-bugs, I-)sels. Potato Ihizs. Fperron, SktmkB, Weasel, Montio, Chipmunk, Holes, Mu8k Ruts. .lack Rabbits. t'ejuirrelB. lc. & SEc. WcoMlnsand Starching Powder. A re-rela-lion in boitack epin. A new diicoverv. beaut the world. How to Wash and iron. Dishes, C-hssware, Windows, made cet:r as crystal with Rough on Dirt. YfSHPiS filft! Hie most inexperieno. lUUftU UlnLO eder:n, nil h Rough on Dirt, do ai nice washing and ironing ai can be done in any laundry, lioilinc not neces sary ; unlike any other it enn be used In both WASHING and STARCHING you need ha re no fear in nsins tiiis urticlt : beintt free from vile alkali it does not rrt. yellow nor injure tho finest fabric: cleats, bleaches, tvhitt or. lie only artie-le that can be added to storcn (hot or cold) ti rive a pood body nnd tenutifvl plots; intitt cn your I'riiet is't orflrocer pit tingitfuryou.lOAa.'c. E. S. Wells, Jersey City. RQQGHCORNSriJl am ... Tlio treatment of many thousnnds of cases of thoro elirmiiu v.-e:ikiKsser. ami distressinfr ailments peculiar to females, i'.t the Invalids' Hotel and lurtrieal Institute, Uutinlo, N. Y., has afforded a ast c.vpc: !c::ee in nicely adapt ing and tlioionifiily testing reimdics for llio cure of woman's p -eiili:.r inal.idlrs. Dr. IMorcc'o favorite rrcscrlptlon is tha outgrowth, or result, of this (fn-itt and valuably experi"nco. Thousands of testimo nials, rcce'ived from patienla n:td from physi cians who have tested it in the more Hiorra vated and obstimito cn.-.es which hud liatlled their skill, prove it to be the most wonderful remedy ever devised for tho relief nnd cure of suffering- women. It is iri.t recommended as a "cure-ail," but ns a nn.st perfect fpvcltlc for woman's peculiar ailments. As a powerful, invigorating tonic, it imparts strenirth to the whole system, ami to tho womb ami Its appcndtiKts in particular. i'np overworked, ''worn-out," '"run-down," debilitated teachers, milliners, dressmakers, seamstresses, "shop-irirls." house keepers, nursino- mothers, nnd lceble women R-eni'raliy, Dr. Pierce's l-'avoiite Prescription is the preati -st earl lily boon, b,ein(r tineiiuiiled as nn nppetizimr cordial and restorative tonic. As n oot!ilii and nieiiailiciilng licrvitic, "Favorite J'rescription " is une- 3ualed mill is mvaUi:;b!i- i;i nllayitis: nnd sub uinir nervous excitability, irritability, ex haustion, prostration, hysteria, spusms nnd other distrefsim,', in-i'Votis symptoms com monly attendant upon luiietioiial and ora-nnio diseaso of tho womb. It induces refrcshititr Bieep nna relieves uieueui anxiety nna ue spondenev. Ir. fierce' 1'avcrite Prescription is a lepltiinulo medicine, ciintully compounded by an experienced and skill! u'l physician, nnd adapted to woman's delicate organization. It is purel vegetable in its composition nnd perfectly harmless in it effects in any condition ot tho system. For mornimr sickness, t r nausea, from whatever cause arising, woalc stomach, ini;g;estion, dys pepsia and kindred symptoms, its use, iu small doss. will prove very benctleinl. " favorite Prescription Is a posi. live euro for the most complicated and ob stinate cases of leucorrlien, exct-osivo flowing, painful menstruation, unnatural suppressions, prolapsus, or fulling ef tho womb, weak pack, female weakness," imtovrrsion, retroversion, henrinif-down s-nsations, chienie conjrcMien, inflammation nut uli-eiiitiuii of the womb, in flammation, pain end tcntlertn-ps ia ovaries, accompanied Willi "internal beat." As a i-egiiliiior nml promoter of Emo tional notion, tit that critical peri.lof changro from trlrltioo.l to womanhood, "Favorite 1'i-e-seriptiuit " is a perfectly safe reita dial aucnt, nnd can produce only pood l-esuits. It is coually ellieaeioiin nnd valuable in ils effects when taken f.ir thoso disorders mid derange ments incident to that jitter mid most, ci-itieal period, known its " Tho ' !-::neof Lite." " favor I to Prescribe lot;," when taken in connection with th.' ui" of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, titid small laxative doses of Dr. 1 ieiee s l'liivaiivu l't liets (I.ittlo Liver Pills', cutis Live:1, Kidney and Kiadder diseases. Their combined use pNo removes blood taints, and i;holishc i cancerous and scrofulous humots from the s s;c;n. " f nvorito PrCKcripcloii " 1 1 the only medicine for women, r. 1 . 1 by tlniircriMs, u i-eier n positive puaritntce. from the nmuu-faetitrei-t-, that il will pive sal if I net ion i:i every case, or money v.-til be refunded. This ij-uarari-tee has boon printed on tile bottle-wrapt cr and luitbfully curried en;t for many years! I.nrtre bottle (hxi -.(s-R) s:l.O(,"or rlx bottles lor So.OO. ' For hit pre. illustrated Treatise on Pisensc of Women (hit) piics, pnrtor-ctivcrci:!, send ton cents in stamps. Address, World's Dispensary Medical Association, G63 Main fit., lil f fALO, N. T. DYSPEPSIA. SICK HEADACHE, CONSTIPATION. A IHTTH1V fnr nil Til- a . . . :I l.ur ',r i."sps. .sck ' 10 rim, v' ;" "".-t.-a,H,,:IU ' ( ps 1 TUB Best If Waterproof 1.1'; II ' vi.-a is.iA.-osf.icKr .rrr.:: ",':.'"'' w i., 1 t.ar.ut .. .-. i ROUGHDIRT ' :" ':l '''i'''ir;:;ri'ilii:iii":i'h::tiiit;-iiiM,Hi m CUHtS WHERE ALL EISE f A'.IS. T?" KJ Tti'stt ouruyri;. T:iM.s-Oi.tl F? n1.Uil"? '!"""" bydniKKists'. f n in r i xw -. v i