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..TUESDAY. DECEMBER 1. 1896.
Russia and Chili are about to
inike a change from the silver to
-the gold basis. Both countries
Tikve experimented with the silver
' basis and found it unsatisfactory.
"VTttf r.nhan insurrection has al-
ady added a half billion dollars to
'.gain's -debt and is increasing that
"if7U--.n . a i -if-
,dbt-atbe rate of t welve millions a
month. Spam is playing a losing
game all around, for her chances of not the sijgktest change in his ex
subduincrthe Cubans is anything ression was visible. He was silent
Ex-president Harrison is men
tioned in connection with the ap
pointment of embassador to Eng
land. Should Harrison accept the
appointment his utterances will be
vastly different from the anti
American speeches of the present
embassador, Mr. Bayard.
DeMOCRATic papers in Indiana
are quite jolly over the fact that Mc
Kiilley's plurality in the state is only
18.622. Harrison carried Indiana in
1888 by 2348. and Garfield in 1880
by 664L In 1876. 1884 and 1862 it
went democratic. The plurality
this year is a landslide for Indiana,
"With the revenues of this gov-
ernment running from $30,000,000
to $50,000,000 below its expenses,
said Speaker Reed the other day,
we can never expect to hold up our
heads amonsr solvent nations."
This would be a good thing for
President Cleveland to talk about
in his forthcoming message.
The Chicago Tribune
.'out that McKinley's popular plur
ality is 935,000, without considering
ithe 110,000 woman votes, cast in
Xthree states, as these would defeat
fair comparison with former
;tables. But. of course, all legal
Votes must be counted. The plur-
ality breaks the record in any case,
have obtained the
25, 0U0- votes required to give him millions and for weeks his sufier
the closer states, and yet the major- ings were beyond description. I had
m uuti tiip
lj w w.v, WW--.
existing sound money majority or
forty-seven. This would have been
,an extraordinary circumstance, but
such thiugs are apt to be met with
-when facts are abandoned for an
analysis of what
The gain in bank clearances last
week over the same week last year
.was seven per cent. This is a true
index of the steady increase in bus
iness. The increase the second
week in November was one and
one-tenth per cent, nine per cent
the third and seven per cent the
fourth. The gold reserve last Sat
urday was uptoS130,000,000, again
of $16,000,000 since election.
The total amount appropriated
for the benefit of the Indians for
the fiscal year 1897 is $7,189,496. In
nthpr words, the irovernment is to
expend nearly $6U0,0U0 .per month
for their support and education and
in payment of various treaty claims
and interest on trust funds. It is
to.be hoped that this liberal outlay
.' is fully justified by the results in
the interest of civilization, saysvthe
-Globe-Democrat; but there are those
' who doubt, nevertheless, in the
. light ot known facts, if the policy
thus representea is woriu. us nmtii
-as It COStS.
The clerical force in the office of
the Secretary of State completed
-the tabulation of returns on the
amendments Friday. The highest
berof judges of the supreme court
and their term of office, this vote
being 84,579 for and 37,896 against,
Themallest vote was polled on
the amendment relating to merging
of government of cities of metro-
pohtan class and government or
counties wherein locatea.wnicn was
' 56.960. The canvassing board has
declared all the amendments de
feated, as they did not receive a
majority of all votes cast.
Mr. Bryan's shrewd wire-pulling
which succeeded in nominating him
for the presidency and securing the
nonnhst endorsement has aroused
rthe antagonism of both factions of
the newly-born popocracy.now that
the extent of his "smooth" work
is f ullv appreciated by his '-dupes,
savs an exchange. Speaking of
the possibilities of the next great
fi.rhr Senator Butler chairman ot
the national committee, says: "We
take the liberty of serving notice on
Mr. Bryan that if he desires to head
the reform forces of the people-
'""""party -in the next campaign he
-fWust do" so under some other name
than that of democrat. The
v name has become a reproach and a.
stench among the people, and it
will not be supported any more,
: now or hereafter We are
--done with them now and forever." It
iwill require four years of the hard
iest work the defeated condidatehas
ever known to reconcile his late
-supporters and make possible his
nomination in 1900. which some of
"""5more blindly ardent admirers
arealreadv advocating. Unless ap
' pearances"are-unusually deceptive
Mr. Bryan is politically dead past
THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIZE.
What Six Executives Are Said to Have
Told an Englishman.
It was my good fortune to be vis
iting at the bouse of a man -when he
received news of his election to the
presidency. To my young mind the
mere thought of such high honor
was bewildering; I could not picture
how I would act in such circum
stances. But I did have a vague no
tion that a man at such a time
would Jicfc in "dramatio" fashion,
call to the gods for aid, ask high
he&ven to witness his gratitude,
register his vow of loyalty to duty
and Deity. Here, then, was an oppor
tunity to test my theory, and I
awaited results with keen anriety.
We were at oreaKiasc wnen iuo ituu-
gram arrived. His wife tore it open
and, her voice all in a tremble , read
"You are elected beyond the shadow
& J fl ologey flt fche
. Not a musole moved:
for a few seconds, and then, as ne
broke open an egg, ho quietly ob
served, "Mother, that egg would
suffer no injury if kept another
year." Really, I was tempted to
throw my cup of coffee at him, his
levity seemed so sacrilegious. I hated
him because he was so lacking in
human nature. Half an hour later
I was passing the stables. Looking
in, I saw the "cold blooded" presi
dent elect standing by the sido of
bis favorite horse. One arm was
thrown over its neck, his faco was
buried in the mane, and his wholo
frame was convulsed. That very
human sido of his nature which he
kept out of sight, oven when sur
r0unded by his own family, ho had
revealed to his dear old horse. As
I passed on I realized that my boy-
hoofl idol as agaiu on itg olll pea.
8Sai an knew that the making of
a president had not, in this case,
been the unmaking of a man.
Let mo close with this one page
irom Garfield's life. He had won
the great prize. Three months o
bitter strife with politicians over
spoils of office followed his inaugura
tion and exhausted the little store
of nervous energy which remained
after a long and exciting eleotoral
campaign. Best was an absolute
necessity, and ho started on a brief
holiday a visit to his alma mater,
in the New England hills. Smiling
as walked into tho railway sta-
tion at a witty speech of his friend
Blaine, he fell mortally wounded at
.the hands of a Halt crazea assassin.
carried him to tho White
House the political Mecca of many
a menu wno was
with him from
first to last, and ho gave me this lit
tle picture of tho closing days of
Garfield's life. Suffering bred fever,
and fever revived his old love of
the sea. Ho begged to bo carried to
the Atlantic, and his wish was law
One morning my friend, at Gar-
fioirJ'a rprmpsfc. lifted him so that
, - mi ht tako inavvider
sweeD 0f tho old Atlantic. And
my friend held in his arms
tha wasted fisuro of his old friend
he told the president how the whole
nation was also looking toward the
sea, ye3, and praying that God
would help and bless their ohiof
magistrate. Garfield pressed the
hand of his friend and whispered:
"He has blessed me. Could man ask
more than suoh lovo and sympathy
from stick a neople?" A few hours
ater tho president had put aside
forever place and power paid with
bis life tho awful .price of success.
The prize is great; the prize win
ners aro tho envy of the many. But
I have it on the word of six presi
dents of the United States that even
the winning of this great prize in
tho lottery of life but throws into.
olearor relief the groat truth, "What
shadows we are, and what shadows
0 pUrSnQ?" Fortnightly Beviow,
1 A Coffee Till.
Take a mil from your Docket, drop
4fc in n nnn Qf hot Wnt0r and in tho
twinkling of an eyo have coffee as
u k ag Lat flnd ng gt as a
That sounds like an apocbrypbal
tale, but it is true. This new prep-
aration of caffeine, which is to do
away with all tbo boiling and olari-
tying and fuss which make tho cof-
fee barely worth while, has just
Deen discovered by two German
0hemists. if their expectations are
realized, tho making of coffee will
bo simply tho matter of a compound
pellet containing tho coffee ingredi
ents, along with tho milk and sugar.
This is only one of the almost in,
credible triumphs of German chem
istry, which has already produced a
quinine whioh cannot be distin
guished, so far as therapeutic quali
ty goes, from tho original article.
New York Journal.
I Aa Optimist Hotel Keeper.
Hotel Keeper What did tbe-stran-
I ger say -vvhen you gavo him the bill?
Waiter Suoh monstrous prices he
never saw. We were an abominable
gang of thieves.
Hotel Keeper Good. So he didn't
become abusive, then? Fliegende
Another Sherlock Holmes.
"I don't see how-you got on to
me, ' 'said the bunko man sadly. "I've
gone and wasted a whole summer
growing these whiskers and getting
the tan for this farmer make up,
and I get pinohed the minute I hit
the town. How did you get on?"
The great detective smiled (at the
prisoner's expense, by the way. "I
never knew a farmer to light a
match on the sole of his hoot," he
said. Indianapolis Journal.
VICTIMS OF INDIGESTION.
Bales That Have Been Tested Bad Pound
to Bo of Service.
The number of people afflicted
with this peculiar and uncomfort
able sensation after eating is by no
means sman. it means umpiy un
either because the person is fatigued
Tl Tl - 4- I
or ueuausu uiu xuuu is mumcauuiD
i xi r j i t.j:nnt;i,in '
or because the nervous system which
controls the digestive processes is
out of order the aot of digestion is
either wholly arrested or is very
improperly carried on. People trou
bled in this way can observe two or
three plain rules which will entirely
prevent the difficulty and will be of
great benefit to their general health.
First, eat nothing until there is a
positive appetite for food. It will be
far better to skip one's dinner en
tirely, and far les3 injurious to the
general health, than to eat when
weary, when oxoited, when nervous
or when the appetite is not present.
If great hunger comes on in the
middle of tho afternoon, an apple
or a piece of bread and butter will
have a relish and flavor undreamed
of under ordinary ciroumstances,
and will prevent the faintness which
might ariso heforo the regular hour
for a nourishing supper.
Second, eat somothing which re
quires considerable chewing, espe
cially at tho beginning of a meal.
This involves tho nso of dry food,
but it does not mean the entire ab
sence of liquids from the meal. Tho
reason why food that has to ho
chewed is valuable is because in the
process of mastication a large
amount of saliva is secreted and this j
is an important factor in digestion.
If liquid is desired at mealtime,
it is not likely to do great harm if
it is not too cold, proyided it is not
swallowed at the same time the dry
food is put in the mouth. Tho man
who washes down each mouthful of
bread with a swallow of milk, toa
or coffee has no saliva mixed with
his food ; whereas, if he thoroughly
masticates his mouthful of dry food,
swallows it and then takes hi3 swal
low of milk, ho will interfere far
loss with tho proper processes of di
gestion. Dr. J. H. Kellogg has made some
interesting experiments showing
the amount of saliva seoreted by the
glands of tho mouth whilo dry food
is being ohewed. A piece of paraffin
ohowed for five minutes produced
two-thirds of an ounce of saliva, one
ounce of granose a dry food pro
pared from wheat inoreased in
weight to two ounces, one ounce of
bread ohewed for five minutes caused
tho production of ono ounce of saliva,
and ono ounce of raw apple produced
an ounce and a quarter.
Third, eat digestible food only.
Digestible food is a variable- term,
and is determined by tho individual.
Articles whioh are perfectly harm
less for one individual are very se
rious hindrances to tho physical
well being of another. Experience
is the chief guide, and when articles
of food causo distress and seem to
hurt you tho part of wisdom is to
let them alono. Philadelphia Rec
ord. Shedding Its Shell.
Odd as it may sound to say so, tho
lobster grows before, not after, he
casts his old hard shell that is to
say, he makes new cells and tissues,
whioh aro not at once filled out, but
which aro intended to swell to their
full dimensions as soon as he has
got rid of his binding and .confining
external skeleton, when tho critical
moment at last arrives, a new soft
shell grows entire within the older
and harder one, and the animal then
Withdraws himself, leg by leg, ClaW
by olaw, and swimmeret by swim -
merer, out of tho enveloping coat of
mail which covers him. The shed-
elms of the old coat is complete and
absolute. Not a fragment remains;
even tho apparently internal hard
portions are cast off with tho rest, i
for the entire covering forms one
continuous piece, the interior por-;
tions being really, so to speak, folds
of the skin inserted inward. !
An entirely now skeleton bad al-
ready grown within the old one, but
exceedingly soft and flexible, in tex
ture, and the body becomes so almost
fluid or jellylike not in structure,
but in power of compression and ex-
tension that ovon tho big olaws
aro drawn out through the narrow
apertures of tho joints in a perfectly
marvelous manner. After a longer
or shorter period of muscular par
oxvsm. the soft lobster at last dis-
engages itself entirely from tho dead
shell and emerges upon the world a
new and defenseless fleshy creature.
Tho whole cask skeleton, unruptured
in any part, but disengaged by lift
ing up the body piece where it joins
tho tail, looks exactly like an entire
dead lobster. Longman's Magazine.
Sixes and Sevens,
"At sixes and sevens" is an expres
sion borrowed from the old time
needle makers. When needles were
finished, they were thrown into a box
and afterward sorted out by boys and
girls into sizes. Six and seven were
the most common sizes, and as the
neodles lay irregularly, to be at sixes
and sevens was expressive of hope
"What is a Guarantee?
It is this. If you have cough, .or n
co', a tick iug in tbe throat, which
keeps you constantly coughing, or if
iu are trnuhl d with any chest, throat
or lung trouble, whooping cough &c,
anJ ou use Bllard' Horehound Syrup
as directed giving it a fir trial and no
benetit ip experiencd we authorize our
idvertized agent to refund your jnoney
on reurn of bottle. It never fails to
give satisfaction. It -promptly relieves
'.mnchits. Prico 25 and 50 cents.
h- 'orth Platte Pharmacy, J. E.
Bush, Mgr. 1
Ho Had Kot Prepared For Sucli s Tor
rent of Questions, -r
Hoxie had never in his life been
on the witness stand, but he made
it his boast that if he ever chanced
to bo thus situated he'd just like to
EQQ thQ ljnvyer conld rartle Lim
inhi3 testimony. He fancied, did
in ins testimony
Hoxie, that ho would prove more
than a . matoh for the lawyer who
chanced to tackle him. Tho other
day Hoxie had a ohance to utterly
rout and defeat one of these "little
shyster lawyers, "as ho called them,
for Hoxie was called to testify.
"What is your name, sir?1' thun
dered the big, eagle eyed lawyer
who was to question Hoxie.
"William Henry Hoxie."
"What? Speak up so you can bo
heard four feet from tho witness
stand, can't you?"
"William Henry Hoxie."
"What is your business, sir?"
"I am a bookkeeper."
"Well, now, Mr. William Henry
Hoxie, bookkeeper, I want to know
what you know about this case. I
want you hat wait a moment.
Have you ever served a sentence in
tho state prison?"
"Well, are you the William Henry
Hoxie who was tarred-and feathered
and run out of the state of Ohio six
years ago next month? Now think
before you answer. Bo careful, bo
"No, sir; I'm not,"
"Didn't yon, William Henry
Hoxie didn't you elope from In
diana in tho spring of 1890 with an
other man's wife?"
"I I tell you"
"Bo careful, bo careir', now. Re
member that you're under oath and
a stenographer is taking down every
word you say. Have .a care!"
"I never oloped with any man's
wife," gasped out Hoxie.
"Didn't, eh? And you never
served a sentence in tho Iowa peni
tentiary for pu-jury? Bo careful,
"I I oh I"
"There, there, my good friend;
don't lose your head. You didn't
have to leave the town of Pokoville
in Illinois in 18S6 for beating your
wife and cruelly abusing your chil
dren, did you? There, now; just
keep cool. Will some one hand the
witness a elass of water? He seems
to be choking. Now, my good man,
will you say yes or no to my last
question, not forgetting that you
are under oath to tell the whole
truth and nothing but the truth?
Now, how is it about that wife beat
"It ain't true, and I"
"That will do, that will do. Now
will you have the kindness, my good
fellow, to faco -the jury and toll
them if you were not arrested and
convicted as a bigamist in the east
ern part of Pennsylvania a few years
ago? .Remember that much depends
on your reply and have a care, have
a care. Perjury, my friend, is a
very serious offense and you aro un
der oath. Nothing but truth will
do here. Be very careful or why,
tho man has fainted. Could more
conclusive evidence of his guilt be
asked? And js the word of a con
fessed bigamist of any value in this
or in any other, court? I ask the
court if this man's testimony is
worthy of any weight whatever,
No, it is not. And as ho is the ohief
witness against my client, tho de
fendant in this case, I ask and de
mand that tho case bo dismissed at.
once." Dutroit Free Press.
One Tomlutono For Four.
! Last winter, whilo wandering
, through the rural districts of south
Georgia, I ohanced upon a family
: graveyard, in Telfair county, of
There were three
graves sido by side. The central ono
was marked by a head and foot
board, made of thin slabs of marble.
The headboard, divided into three
divisions, was engraved as follows:
Tho first, or top, division, "John
Allen, a Just Man."
The second division was engraved,
"First Wifo," .
The third division was sirajlar to
the second, only the hand pointed to
the grave on John's right, and was
ensraved, "Second v ifo. '
These three completed the legonds
on tho headboard immortalizing
John Allen as a justman. Tho hasty
reader may think John Allen had
better written "a frugal man."
Again, the footboard for the fathor
is made a headboard for tho son by
I engraving on it, "Son." I havo
given things as they actually exist,
except that the name of John Allen
is substituted for tho real. Nash
Mnrrow With. Cheese.
Beef marrow is appreciated by
few cooks save be English, and still
it may be put to various uses in
making palatable dishes., put into
slices, boil in salted, water, drain and
dip in - grated cheese and bread
crumbs, place on a tin plate and pur
in tho oven until'the cheese i melt-"
ed. Servo on slices of toast or on
heated plates with slices of lemon.
Startled tho Prince.
Tho late prince consort recalled
with amusement the first timo he
pverheard tho queen called by tho
homely title 'of "wifq." "How's
vour wife, prince? How's your
wife, oh?" exclaimed fin pld. counr
. ii 1
try gentleman at an pgncuirurai
show as he seized, and shook the
prince's hand. The young husband
was surprised, but ho was pleased,
too, with the good, old Yorkshire
PONY EXPRESS RIDING.
A Veteran of tli Pioneer Mail Service "of
the Plains Telia About It;
"There has been a great, deal of
glamour and romance thrown arpund
the pony express business in the
davs before the advent of shoraii-
rrvirlq " snirl T. R- Miller, ono of the
corps of riders who carried tho mail
nnrnsq r no mains in iooc. uu j mo
re in an ce i
fact is there was little
about it and very -little else hut
"I commenced to ride for the ex-
- . j. i
nress company in lbob, wnen xuu
route was laid out and the company
organized, and continued to riao un
til Butterfield came up and toot tno
contract and the telegraph lino was
built. My route was from Egan can
yon to Antelope Springs, Nev. The
riders had to ride from GO to 80 miles.
On my section I had two relays and
used to make tho trip m from six to
eight hours. There was always nioro
or less danger from the Indians, but
when we met them wo cither ran
awav from tnem, crawieu arounu
them or fought. The danger has
been ereatlv magnified The coun
try was so big and the number of In
dians so comparatively small that
we had to run into a band before
there was any serious danger, and
then one white man was as good as
ten of them.
"Our stations were not fortified
at all. They were log cabins or sod
houses, with three or four men in
eaoh, and though they were burned
over and over again, they were re
built immediately and no serious
loss or inconvenience to the service
"Wo knew just when to expect the
rider from the next station, and the
horses wero always ready, so that
all we had to do was to change tho
mail from one horse to another, and
wo wero off. It was the same at the
relav stations. Tho horses wero al
ways ready, and tho only delay was ,
in taking a drink of water or a cup .
of coffee, and tho mail was on its
"It was simply hard riding, a cool
head and a keen eye that wero re
quired. Once in awhile tho men
wore caught. I havo a scar or two
myself to remember the Indians by,
but on the whole the danger was not
excessive, and as for romance there
was nothing of it. In 18G1 the In
dians were speoially troublesome,
and some hard fights resulted, but
as they never remained long in the
same placo they could not do a very
great deal of harm.
"The first trial of tho pony ex
press was tho delivery of Buchanan's
messfirro in tho snrine of 1857. Our
company, which had the route from
St. Jo, via Salt Lako City, was tho
one which was- afterward operated
by Ben Holliday. Butterfield's route
was through Arizona. We had the
common mountain ponies, and But
terfield had high bred horses. Wo
took tho message right through, and
when Butterfield arrived at Mohave
ho found tho messago coming back
from San Francisco. Butterfield ran
tho southern route until 18G0, when
ho pulled off and established a line
of coaches from St. Jo to ban Fran
cisco via Salt Lako. In 18G1 they
commenced to build tho telegraph
"There was. always excitement
enough in our work, and nearly all
of us had narrow escapes of ono kind
or another. Wo had to make time,
to look out for Indians, and some
times to lace with storms which
were likely to bar our progress, hut
all theso things soon became matters
of course. We mounted our ponies
and pounded away until wo reaohed
our stations, and then lay down and
waited until our timo caino next. It
was hard work sometimes, and
pleasant at others, very much tho
same as tho other occupations of hu
man existence. " Denvor Republic
an. According to that well known nat
uralist, Howard Saunders, wild hy
brids between tho goldon eyo duck
and tho smow havo been obtained.
Wi&n$&., When .i woman nn-
ally breaks tjpwn com-
vJj" kx pletely jiives up the
useless fight and goes to bed to die lur
husband wakes up to a realization of Ins
Women are proverbially careless of their
health. They don't like to pay out money
The majority of women have some dis
ease or disorder of the organs distinctly
feminine. Eventually it will drive them to
death or insanity unless it is cured, f here s
a cure for such things. It is Dr. Perce's
Favorite Prescription. Don't despair be
cause doctors have failed. Don't think that
a modest woman must be forced to undergo
abhorrent local treatment. She can be
cured right in the perfect privacy of her
own home by that greatest of all great med
icines, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
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" cn cv t-Mit on till she had
taken six bottles. Since .taking the last she has
not ufTered a moment with the old trouble. She
has been well nearly twelve month."
rv. rv.m.nnn fn;f Medical Adviser."
Dr. Pierce's 1000 page family doctor book '
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abssliitely free, paper-bound, on receipt of
twenty-one cents n one -cent stamps to
nay the cost qi mailing umy. jiumcw,
Dr. R. V- Pieree. Buffalo, N. Y. For
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on Lady Mary, from your
- sonnd, t-oimu sleep.' -
-What hm LrouKbt you. Lady Maryi.froro tho
gravu ive dnp eo deep? .
You have dono with mirth and laughtcr.-rWith.
thlT tears that follo? after, -
Auu -with us who laushand weep.
vnh nnsf: mill vest-
11V J V " ,
With your beads ujxjn you? breast.
Bo content: tako your rest,
Wo lef fc the black earth yinf: on your lips and
We left your rose wreaths dying as low s
: And wo bade you softly slumber through the
days time none may uumuer
Till tho last of days shaU rise.
- Eouud about in calm array
: Tho dead await their day. --?
Be content : do as they;
Lady Hary. ;, rj '
Do yourhear tho church balteiringing aa on
i mar riapo morns they rips? v '
Do yf u hear tho children singing as to greet a
brido they sing?
Never heed tho merry measure, for you drank
your fill of pleasure; " " "
And tho year has but ono spring.
Very mirrow i3 tho bed.
- 'Where now you lay your head..
:Bot tho dead suffico tho dead, v
Lady 3Iary. : "' '
fl. C. 31. in Bookman.
But tho sardinoopolis of Britanny
is Concarneau, which lies ten miles
south of Rosporden Junction, on the
Orleans lino from Landornoau to
It is one of the most interesting
places in the country. Tho old walled
town is completely surrounded by
water at high tide and communi
cates by a bridge with tho newer
town built round tho harbor. This
harbor, when tho boats aro in, is a
very beautiful sight. The sardine
nets aro all hanging from tho masts
to dry iu tho sun. Thoy aro so fino
in texturo that they look irko silken
gauzo. Some of them aro brown,
others a delicate bluo gray, and as
thoy wave in tbo wind they give ex
quisite masses and Mendings of
Sardine fishing and ail the proc
esses of nrenaring and packing the
i dainty little fish form a big industry
which employs many thousands of
men and women. It is a fino sight
to see tho fleet of boats go out or
como in when tho tido is up, 'but
when tho tide is down there are cer
tain drawbacks to Concarnoau.
French harbors at low tido possess
peculiar powers in tho way of smells.
Indeed thoy aro absolutely unri
valed in this respect. A harbor
smell is large and powerful. Single
handed it could put to flight all the
smell ariny of Cologne. It is some
thing you can almost soo, and you
can certainly feel it. When you run
up against it accidentally round a
corner, you feel sad and go away
and buy French caporal cigarettes to
try and kill it. It's a sort of smell
that you can hear trying to climb up
the wall under your bedroom win
dow at night, and you got out of
bed hastily and try to push it off
with a stiok, and you shut your win
dow and use swear words. But we
must console ourselves with the re
flection that sanitary scienco and
picturosquoness of old walled towns;
and harbors do not go much togeth
er. Wostininster Gazette.
In some things tho Japanese point
of view is very different from that
of other countries. Tho track of the
Kama-Kura railway is not fenced
in, and crossings rarely havo gates.
A boy, can-ring a child on his back,
straying on tho line, was rccontly
kuooked down by an engine, and
both boy and ohild wore killed.
Thereupon tho railway company
prosecuted tho fathor for allowing
hi3 children to trespass, and ho was
fined 10 yen. Somo time ago at Osa
ka a cow was run over, and tho own
er was fined 200 yen besides losing
his cow, Now York Tribune.
There is a woll attested instanoo
in England in which a robin formed
such an attachment for two ladies
that ho was in tho habit of accom
panying them in their country
walks. When thoy went to reside
in another district, he took liis de
parture with them, Hying along by
tho side of tho carriage
Mental Epidemic) Pint iind Present.
In looking bade to tho mediseval.
ages we find them to be times in
-whioh abnormal social phenomena
wero displayod on a grand scale
times teeming with mobs, riots, re
volts; with blind movements of vast
human masses; with torriblo epi
domics that ravaged Enropo from
end to end. They were ages poculiar
for tho strange, striking fact that
Wholo cities, extensive provinces,
groat countries, wore stricken by
one disease, Mon went mad in
paoks, by thethonsands. An obscure
individual in somo remote country
place had fits of hysterics', and soon
all Europe was wriggling and strug
gling in convulsions of hysterical
insanity. Tho dark ages; were
strango, peculiar so, at least, do
thoy appear to us, who consider our
selves vastly superior to, tho poor,
ignorant medieval peasant, burgh or,
knight, with their superstitious, re
ligious fervor and recurrent opi-
deinic insanities. I am afraid, how-
ever, that a similar fato may over-
xt r n fnt,,rn Mat.,,
I ;t U M I I 4 II I 1 L V I I J Ii CM O.U&t.lX.U - L. J A. 1IIL1
bMMW MJ w r
lookback to our own pimes witu tus-
mav. and nerhans with horror? Ho
: rr--. - i i
j represent our ago as dark and j
, , e flf tho Wind aenaele3s ,
IL IOVjAJ U tJ UUtu
The Landlady's Opinion.
Old Boaider I understand madam,
that our now associate at the festal
d j Graduate of Eton
f a graouate ci irou.
Landlady Dou't tyou .
b&lievo itl -
He'll never graduate froiii eatin as Joug
as fieres anything - to ' ahBoston
A Guidebook Kcnd.
how some of our country
Tieople comport themselves abroad,
it i3 really Email wonaer xsonu tno
English are so unpopular. I was at
the Unurcn oi x.uuu uuis "du
mass. By my side sat an English-
man, ana m ins seuu m xxuxiu
ladies accompanying mm. .aiter
having amused himself by penciling:
a little note and handing it across
the pew to his companions, he delib
erately produced his Baedeker and
uerused it, from. timo. to time
glancing at tno ameroui. x
tures of .tho ohurch ..therein le-
:-i a wiiof Tt sjvc. AvonldS be
2.1-r 4- nf o TV-rnnnhmnn "Who shQUid
attend morning service' at .JVJst-
minster auuuy im iuua m.
with his Joannis Guide, and staring
tiitout precisely as if he were in
Epme pilDllO pjuuui:u jjaiioij -
the kind of thing that does inqr to
:giyo us a bad. namo than merepo
litical offenses. Paris Letter yJ
In the absence of the regular golf
editor tho following question from
a heginner was ref erred, tpthe turf
editor for an answer: "In a game of
golf is it right to fuzzle your put, or
is it better to fetter on tbVtee?"
The turf editor set his teeth firmly,
stared hard at tho wall in front of
him a few moments and wrote the
following reply: "In case a player
snaggles his iron it is permissible
for him to fuzzle his put, but a bet
ter plan would bo for him -to drop
his guppy into the pringloand snoo
dle it out with. a niblick. "Chicago
An amateur who undertakes to
plaster his own house wilFhe aided
by tho information' that 8 bushels of
good lime, 16 bushels of sand and a
bushol of hair will plaster. 100 square
yards. . '
The first American railroad was
laid in 1826. It was three miles long
from the granite quarries of Quin-
cy, Mass., to tho Neponset river.
Charles III of France was in deri
sion called the Simple, or tho Fool,
on account of his stupidity v
Onlyi J 2 days are required for mail
to pass betweon-'Now Yorkrand Car
tagena, in Colombia; ,
The different countries of the
world now use 13, J00 different kind3
of postage stamps. v' . .
Tho leaves of the common'clover
often close upon tho approach Tof- a
Mr. Frank B. Martiir, whb engaged
in the jewelry business Vt926 Penn
sj'lvania Avenue, Washington City,
where he is well and favorably known,
was a Victim of that -worst jform of dis
ease contagious blood ' poison. He
realized that his life Wn& about. to be
blasted, for this "terrible diseaselias
baffled the skill of the physicians.' for
ages, and they have never yetljeen
'able to effect a cure- His njental
despair can better be imaginedthan
In a recent letter he say's: '.'"About
four years ago I contracted 'a severe
case of contagious blood poison, and
it was not long before I was in a terri
ble condition. I immediately placed
myself under treatment of two of the
best physicians in Washington city.
Their treatment, which I tooktfaithr
fully for sis months, cost me just three
hundred dollars, and left me worse than
when I began it. My condition can
best-be appreciated, whectfstate that
months. My entire pbdwv;a1cpyered
with red blotches'iny h;an;a's$and- feet
were sore" and my hair" was falling
out rapidly. I was in ji truly pitiable
"I felt that I was incurable, and
wasvin great despair, when a fidend
recommended S. S. S., stating t it
would certainly cure me. I began its
use, and when I had finished the fourth
j COitrse. iwas not sure-that I was cumd.
! but am now convinced, as no sijrn
of the disease has ever returned for
! four years. S. S. S. is the best blood
remedy in the world, and my cure was
due solely and alone to it."
Contagious blood poison is the most.
Imrrihlft "of "Sill 'diseases. ttrttV Tins, hopn
, appropriately called the curse 'of raan-
kind. T- has alwavs named flip Hnc-
or a. a. o..
'en after all
other treatment failed. ' It is guaran-
fpd- -niirplv vffttahl- and one thoti.
, t - -o "
. sand dollars reward is offered for proof
10 .xne contrary. 3. o. o. ueyer xaus
to cure contagious blood. poison3 or
any other disease of the blood If
you have a blood disease, take a rem-
1 edv which will not iniure you. Be-
Mvare of mercury;- don't do violence
i to your sy
hnnlra on 111001! und
on'sPi--Trill n. tnn?1d -fret to nnv arl.
'rcs8w' Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Qa.
Dottle, l began to improve, and by the
time I had finished eighteen bottles, I
was thoroufhlv rid of thf 1sfn.A nf
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