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THE DAILY HERALD i Tin fiSiVitruTn, xtismiASKA, .SATtflioA V, -NOVEMBER U 1$S&V..
BOYS' LIFE AT SEA.
ritcm iwfc MULFORD TELLS A BIT
- OF YOUTHFUL EXPERIENCE.
First Lcmoui Taught on SUip Hoard Sail
or ism of 1 are Learning Good Man-
"?rs A Hullj la Authority An "Ordi
Tlicre were on board eix "boys" besides
myself, aid all from tle same village aa
.our captain. 1 liat was the principal rea
son for shipping on his vesseL It was
not a good thing to do, aa we soon found
out. 1 o be known on board as a friend
or protege of the captain is to draw at
once a prejumce unfavorable to you from
crew and officers. They think you are
trying to creep in at the cabin windows.
a no motto on shipboard is that a true
sailor must come in through the hawse
holes. I hat may or may not hold true.
according to the kind of boy or material
t that comes in either way. If a man has
' got the sailor in him " it will come out
I was in the second mate's watch. lie
was a torn brute. But he swore half of
my sickness out of me, and the fresh air
and enforced exercLse of founding the
rust troin the cliain cable before it was
fctowed away did the rest.
Our exienence was rough. But it was
useful. e learned in a short time many
tilings our parents had neglected to teach
us, such as the art of mending and wash
ing our own clothes. Up to that time I
Jiad no idea of thi eternal necessity of
repairs on clothing. My first efforts
with the needle, one sunny morning as I
6at on deck, called forth abusive expres
sions regarding my lack of skill from
the third mute. lie condescended to
teach me. Our earlier efforts at wash
ing called forth contemptuous expletives
from the old sailors, who said that such
badly washed clothes hung in the rigging
were a disgrace to the ship. We resorted
at times to a sea wash, which consists in
tying a flannel shirt to a line, flinging it
overboard and letting it tow after the
f-hip. Sometimes we hauled in our lines
less the shirt from badly tied knots, and
sometimes, when the ship was surging
along at the rato of ten knots an hour,
we hauled in a shirt less a good deal of
the warp, for a bit of cloth won't last
long when treated in tins manner.
SAIIjOKS BILL OF FARE.
Our sea faro was "lobscouso" and a
fluid called coffee for breakfast; "salt
horse" and hard tack for dinner on Mon
day, ork and beans on Tuesday, salt
lieef again on Wednesday, salt lish on
Friday, and beef again on Saturdays and
Sundays: a lluid called tea, sweetened In
bulk with molasses for supper, and on
"duff days" (Thursday and Sunday) a
Inmp of plain boiled Hour, without
plums or other fruit to give it the true
inwardness of a pudding. This taught
us how wo had been humored and pain
in-red at home. For the lirst time Jn our
lived wo really appreciated the value of
our homo breakfasts, with milk in our
coffee, buckwheat cakes, and a score of
other things, whic h wo thought t ame as
easily as dew from tlio clouds and must
bo everywhere. Some of us had le
longed totho Dainty -und-tUflicult'to-sult--
cub order of Itys grumbled at the
coffee for breakfast, turned up our noses
ut this or that dish, and made "mother
hustle to get us something lit to eat."
Three weeks at sea cured U3 of that.
Even th'J tunc! of real coffee, as it was
carried ly fho black steward from the
galley to the cabin table, was a treat,
und fin (occasional cold breakfast roll or
a r!i.;r.irded bit of any cabin dish that
found Ks way to us was a luxury pot .to
le !cNcribed in word. Theso were j
"beiKivlins." That i the sea phrase for'
Ihe'crumbs that fall to the boys from the
cai'laiu's table. "Ibscouse" is made of
bard bread. !oiled a short time with
thmlded tfajt ecf. It is ft relishablc dish
anywhere. A midnight luxury for a sea
lunch h tt biscuit, an onion and a slice of
r 'W pork. It Bounds rough to the lands
man a ear. but I have seen sailors, after
being a month ashore, longing eagerly
for this "combination.
LEARNING GOOD MANNERS.
I am almost ashamed to say that it
was necessary for us boys to go to sea in
order to learn some pecessary planners.
For instance, when Fjoken to by an pffi
cer or ordered by him individually to do
any duty it was required of us to say
"Aye, aye, sir," Jn order to show that; we
had heard what ho had said and not go
off without saying a word, as wo had
,Otion done in somewhat similar circum
"tit;inee3 vjth our parents, leaving them in
doubt whether V w heard them or
jioj. Then wo were required to show a
certain deference, even to the elder
;,jJlors. but wo had not been i:i the habit
i l i):iw; to many of tho grown up men
of our' Vllj.'i.".v. If boy on chipboard
wan too Ire..!)', us tlio modern saying goes.
A a trench Serial Gather! nc
Take a large French family reunion.
Few social pictures are prettier. There
ts very likely an entire absence of that
hearty familiarity which characterizes
pur Thanksgiving or Christmas gather
ings. The children do not romp, the
jrown people do not appear as if at lost
the moment had come when all outward
restraint and formality could be thrown
aside with a clear conscience. The vis
itors do not "make themselves perfectly
at home," the hosts do not invite them to
do so, or treat them as if such were the
case. There i3 everywhere perfectly ap
parent the French veneer of artificial
courtesy. Children are treated with po
liteness and not hugged; babies are ban
ished are eenerallv. in fact, in a state
of chronic exile: if at times everv one
is talking at once it is evidently bo-
cause of the social desire to contribute
to the conversation, rather than because
of the unsocial disposition to neglect
one's neighbor's appreciations an abys
mal difference in itself; there are no un
comfortable silences passed in simply
'sitting round" and cudfrelins: ones
brains as to what to do next; the great
an ana enjoyment of social life be
ing conversation exchange of ideas, or
not ions, original or trite, but always cast
in more or less careful form games are
far seldomcr than union;? us resorted to
as a substitute, and being invariably for
money probably owe their popularity to
the ingrained trench disposition toward
avarice; an avarice which always seems
curious to us. but about which in its
milder manifestations there is never any
Games themselves arc never conducted
m. silence. Ihe solemn stillness that
with us accompanies the rubber of whist,
which is more and more tendincr to be
come, even as played by the young and
tnvolous, a tremendously serious thing,
and which indicates clearly that the
game is an end in itself and not a
pastune, is unknown outside the clubs in
France. An occasional old gentleman
who, when the stakes are high, insists on
a subordination of talk and vigoronsly
represses his partners i endency to dis
cursiveness, is voted a nuisance. W. C.
Brownell in Scribner s Magazine.
AH MOV'S STRLET MAP.KGT.
SOME CURIOSITIES OF THE SOUTH
AFRICAN TRAFFIC IN ILLICIT GEMS.
with the old salts of M forecast o an(
.k i. nu ll inclined to move hi i tongue
f;liU.v when in their company, tither
vHh !:; or hi own males, ho wan very
ijulclilv reridnded M-it his chaff and
verh::j"horoo play must, j re served for
Jij j own fijieciu eotniany und for u lisiv
Onr s'iij was furnished with a bully
roond mate, lie was knocking some
I odv dowii tniK'h of the time. Hii:i wr.:
iliu-hg tho l'nisli of hp era of f:u;t C'ali
l.jrnin dippers, high sailor's wages ami
i'iu.t passage: to San Francisco. Met.
,J) -vp.nl, claiming (to Ito able minion,
Z'h't li.d not mastered their trade. Bo
ei.issj : al io waman's vocation in a
t.ulc as much us J y. of a shoemaker.
Jit; i-hor.M know all about knoj ting and
rhVi:i; and be equal to any repair ff
.vrk required alolt. An "ordinary sea
luun" J- oxpectcd to "hand reef and
teor.w which, in substance, means he
"tihouM know tho roj,?s," bo able to
xnako himself useful oii x yard in reefing
and not hang-on a useless pneurobraneo
nsltlid. Ilo should know also how to
steer a elJp rroicrly, which, in tho c:use
of a greot juaro rigger, possibly having
nil studding sails act, U very tuffercnt
nd rnoro difficult Affair than .he steer
ing of a fore and aft vesseL A "boy
In maritime parlance, is not expected b
know any tiling, and ft greenhorn will bp
rated as n, boy, though he h 20 vrars
old. l'rentico MuJford in New orl
A Wonderful lluddblat Temple.
' A missionary who settled in the prov
vhico of Sz-Chuan, central China, uuJ
jrlaited tlio great Buddhist peak Mount
Oincl, Uoacribea tho temples as still show
ing many wonderful works of art, not
withstanding conflagrations, devastating
,war and rebellious. Near tho foot of
the mountain to a pagoda of bronze,
thirty feet high, ia fifteen stories, cov
ered with an Luxnenso number of figures
delicately cast. OX ures of Dpdd-
Ihera rso no less tlva .7" " ' '
(which have bera r '
of rea. C"'" ,
Advantages of Imperfect Health.
Perfect health, wliile conducive to
mental serenity and soundness, has not
been shown to promote or produce de
cided activity of intellect. The abso
lutely healthy man is more likely to ex
cel in tho baseball field, more apt to de
velop into a being whose extreme tyix?
of animal perfection in found in a Sulli
van, tnan to become a iiumDoiut or a
Ilcrschel. Perfect brawn has not been
shown to lead to gifted brains. The man
whoso body is a perfect machine, an
swering to all demands upon it, con
ferring the keenest pleasures in life upon
its jxjssessor, is the man to win fame in
fields whore mere brain work is not the
desideratum. lie will bo foremost to
launch new enterprises and in opera
tions demanding risk, bodily exertions.
physical strain. These po will do be
cause therein ie finds a safety valve for
hij turplus vitality. lie could pot en
sure the sedentary life which the close
.tudcut or tho successful merchant finds
.bsolutely necessary for the conduct of
lis professional or business duties.
IJi'.t, on the other hand, the man whose
erratic liver or complaining stomach re
minds him of till? shortness and. lincer
taiuty of things mundane, will bo the
pruc.ont, tnougntiui, calculating s-.nu
cencrully successful businessman. Ihe
man whose import eel ion or bouiiv neaitn
-i ves him no hoiie of en loving life as he
otherwise would, will, accordiug to the
livine law of comjensation, find, in th'v
xerciseor ins menuii iucunies, wuai no
healthy brethren find in pleasures of the
'lises. It his tastes lie in the line of
money getting, his admonishing liver or
tomach help to make lam shrewd, close.
(mating and prudent; make mm look
ahead and prepare for reverses and the
ill fortune that ho cannot banish from
!:i.i mind as the almot t inevitable end of
ihe battle of life. Obeying his inward
monitors, ie vil assume no risks
where the healthy maiiyould ppurt such
Li the fullness of hi:i self confidence
and so tho chronic vfctim of a disordered
body will achieve success in business.
and, though at no time a brilliant man,
will not end his clays in poverty. So,
too, will tho intellectually active man,
abandoning hope of perfect physical
health, achieve fame and distinction in
field: of thought." There' is much' to be
said in favor of the advantages of imper
fect health.-Pjttsb'urg liuUetin.
A I'lno Taste in Tea.
Mr. Guy Maine, the Chinese lecturer,
related the following instance in regard
to Chinese tea drinking the other even
ing to a rojortei'. Ho said that when ho
was a loy about 11" years old' ho lived
with his father, who was a little near
sighted, in a cottage in tho southern part
of China. One day he was cleaning out
Ids father's tea ketilo and could not get
all tho lea leavps put, so lie put lua hand
in the kettle.' About a half hour after
ward his father "called for liis tea, which
Guy took to him and returned to
work. Shortly tho old gentleman called
him again ami asked him if ho did not
tell him never q pui; his hand h (-he. tea
"Well," said Guy, "I did not know
whether my father was pecking through
tlio keyhole watching mo or not. So I
let three weeks pass when I knew my
father was out on business, and I again
put my hand in tho tea kcttl'3. hat
evening I was called to answer tlio ques
tion wilich was asked mo several weeks
boforo. Uut you can rest assured from
that tune to tlus I have never put my
h j'id in any tea kettle." New York
Mind and Hotly Suffer.
rrr1 m hi v there are no other people bo
peculiarly liable to dyspeptic troubles as
Americans. They are notoriously erratic.
not only in their habpls of eatmg, but m
other wavs pf living. They arO always
on tho jump. Personal convenience
and welfaro are among the minor con
siderations; thero is always some other
to take precedence. To acquiro wealth
Li tho ono njin of many, but not alb
Bomo have a nulo purpose in nre-rto
win in tho art,' the literary, the scientific,
or tho olitical world, places which "can
not bo easily filled when they aro gone.
Hut ambition is singularly the character
istic of ail. Is'ono seem satisfied with the
present; nil cherisii ionu nopes pi me
fi.fnr.v JVor is tins passion as a ruie
uioderato jn intensity, wisely regulated
and limited to u healthy stimulus. Many
feci its full tenacity and power, and all
other promptings are held m check by it.
Again, it is . too often ill directed, and
when it to, mind anil liody inevitably
suffer. ' In a word, Americans are a rest
less pcopla, possessed, by thai eons tact
cud wearing anxiety to "betttr- tV1
- -""-n. The pora fv '
Schemes and Artifices of That Rascally
Irateruity, the "I. D. U."-Uow Stolen
Stones Reach Enrtipe Sooie Interesting
Stories The Dyins Oijrpr.
Dr. Matthews, an Lnglish practitioner
who spent inanv years in the diamond
field of South Africa, lias just published
in England a book on the cub ject. An
interesting part of his book is that which
deals with the development of the greai
diamond digging industry, and the
schemes and artifices of that rascal! v
fraternity, the I. D. P., or illicit diamond
buyers. There is a saying tliat five years
m boutn Atrica is cunicicnt to corrupt
the most immaculate, and that a man
who has lived there for seven should net
be believed upon his oath. Dr. Matthew
revelations certainly trive color to the
saying. Accordim? to his account, the
larger part of the community of Kimber-
ley is mixed up in this nelarious traihe
Diamonds, as most icople will be
aware, are sorted out of diamondifcrous
stuff by native "hands." Some of these
hands are probably in the pay of tho f ra
ternity. A fine stone is turned up by one
or them when nobody is looking, lie
seizes it, hides it in his hair, in liismoutli
or in some other portion of his person.
Or if a goat ho liandy lie twists it in his
wool, and tends tho animal affectionately
till an opportunity occurs of redeeming
tne stone, ur, perchance, he conceals it
behind a rock, or forces it down the
throat of a dog, or, Homeric device, he
swallows it himself. 1 herein beinjr re
stored to the light of day from its hiding
place, wnatever it - may have been and
many a diamond now sparkling on a
lady s neck has made acquaintance with
the 6tomach of a Kafir the dusky thief
m due course puts himself in communi
cated with another native of a superior
class. This man is a tout in the pay of a
low white man a "mean white," as ho
is called in the colonies.
HOW it is DONE.
The tout buys tho 6tone for, let.us say,
a hundredth part of its value, and the
thief spends the money in the vile drink
which it. is the peculiar pride of civil
ization to supply to the unsoplusticated
savage, and, so far as he is concerned,
there is on end of the transaction. Then
the tout carries the stone to the "mean
white" and receives from him a sum of
money, perhaps double what he has
given to the actual thief. The "mean
white" in his turn takes it to the licensed
buyer of diamonds, who i3 possibly a
person of glarn and even aggressive
respectability a" church warden or a
member of the municipality, or at' least
a merchant of good antecedents and
from him receives perhaps a tentli part
of the worth of the gem. So far so
good; but still tjhere are slips between
the cup and tho lip, and it $3 sometimes
found difficult to 'convey the stuff out of
the country to the linal receiver in Lon
don. To this end many artifices are re
sorted to. Innocent looking fowling
pieces, on examination, have been found
to be loaded with diamonds to within an
incli of the muzzle, whjle suc! depos
itories as iVycls wjtli' "holes cut; hi the
leaves, t be uuills. of ostrich feuthers and
boots with hollow heels are not uncom
mon. Often the fair sex are found to be. use
ful auxiliaries in theso adventures, for
tlicre to a peculiar sacred ness about a
lady's underclothing that appeals to the
mind of the customs officer.. ' The man
would bolibht who" "merely ventured oi
her Lack Jiair. However' this may be,
by far tho greater puncher f;f stones so
procureu arrive saic ly m tiurope. Most
jjeople will naturally think that tho na
tive rascal who takes the stone is respon
sible for this Ktate of tilings, but it is not
tho case. The native never dreamed cf
stealing diamonds until ho was taught to
thieve by the white receiver pf stolen
goods. " " ' ' '
J.OMK INTERESTING STORICS:
Dr. Matthews tells some interesting
tales or tho I. D. 11. fraternity. In the
dead of a certain night, in the year 1872,
he was roused from sleep and confronted
by a trembling and middle aged citizen
of the fields, who informed mm that he
had swallowed a 'thirty carat -'diamond
and two sovereigns just to show Ids
was now auxiou
ably begun to disagree. Ultimately
they were recovered, and tho happy
citizen departed with the diamond.
leaving tho gold in payment. Of course
this man had disjosed of the diamond
under mmiiiejp fear 'of 'detection; but
why ho tobk the two sovereigns it is dif
ficult to say, unless it was to get his
hand in. Some people, by tho way,
appear to bo able to swallow very large
stones, for so lately as last 3'ear, a native
dying under Btispfcicvad ckcumblnuce's'
ereigns jusi to snow ius
tlio scomidr'els did it, and
ixiqus, to !e. 'nd pf these
caiiues, which liad prcsum-
lito body was opened and a bixty carat
stono found in his stomach.
Hero is another talo. A wliito gentle
man lived with a pretty Fingo woman,
who also acted as his agout in the
"trade." He. feirll pf fevei', ami for
weeks lay in a state of delirium, between
life and death. She nursed liini tenderly
through it all, and, what is more, kept
up his connection with the "boys;" so
that when he came to himself she was
enabled to present lum with hundreds of
carats of fine stones, nd now.J piark
tho seoiieU ' Jo sooner was ' lie strong
enough than he departed for Euroie,
taking every gem and farthing 6ho had
collected with him, and leaving the un
fortunate girl to starve on the streets.
On a certain occasion Dr. Matthews was
railed in to attend p dying diggetp, who
iiau once worKea aciaim tor mm. j.ih'so
were tho words that greeted lum when
he told tho man tliat there was no hope:
"Doctor, I cannot die without telling
you how, when I worked your claim i i
ISo, 0, robbed ypu pf p wriy ull your
In the face of 6tories such as these and
a mass of other evidence, it to sometimes
difficult not to believe that civilization is
a failure and tliat the educated Christian
man, except under very exceptional c ir-r
punistanccs and when restrained by tlio
strictest pressure of law, is a lower ani
mal at heart than the savage he despises
and destroys with drink and rille bul
lets. Tho Argonaut;,
The Near Future,
Elderly Bride (to her husband) Darl
ing, when I begin to. grow old and plain,
will you worslup we as paiionuteJy as
you do now?
Young Husband Ah, dear, can you
doubt me? Do you imagine for a moment
that my love for you to so short lived?
Harper's Dazar. .
II 111. J I ! -.11.-1 L
quickeet dghtseclng on record to
"erican woman, who clairm
' ii tsa hours.
Queer Vegetables, with Odd Nun.cs. That
Chinamen Delight In.
Lee Fong is the pioneer Chinese- tn.ck
gardener and farmer in America. His
brother, Lee Foo. is bis partner, unci to
gether they cultivate a thriving little
Clantation of two acres in the fir .!' and
eautiful region of Astoria. L. I.
Three mornings every week I.ee Feng
or Ljee too drives down to Chinatown
from the Ninety-second street ferry.
percned lugn on the seat of an eld wagon
whose ribs and spokes still U ar linger
ing traces of former beauty, and pushing
on reins connected with a Lay horse tliat
to not given to shying, curveting or caro-
coling to any great extent. 1 hey supply
Cliinese vegetables to tho Chinese store
keepers in Mott. Fell and Bayard streets.
and to Mr. Yuet Sing, who maintains the
big grocery under the Jo:js house i:t No.
iu unatnam square. 1 r.cse Chinese vege
tables all come from seed: tliat Fong and
l-oo imported from China Ia.st winter
when they made up their minds that
farming was the proper thing for them to
try. Iiicv are called ongqua, "la qua
and 'bak toi." The principal customer of
tho Lee lircthers Agricultural company
(limited), to a modest young gentleman
named Ah Mov, who does business on
the curbstone on Mott street, in the heart
of the Chinese quarter. lie is a coy
youth and an honest. He to afraid to
answer many questions about himself or
his vcgetaiJles. but he deals honest Ir
with lito customers and v: ives them fair
weig'it. No kind of food to sold i:mou:
the Cnme::e bv measure or by coimt.
Everything to t.-ouirht by wci-rht.
An artist did nome quiet marketing m
order to estni.-hrn eor.J:!cr:uel relation:;
with the proprietor, wnoso chief charac
teristic was a lierpctual tendency to say
"stir rvnf rrmixP tr ercru nnoctinn f 1 t
was asKed mm. Iverv one or Ins veire-
caoies, including a big invoice or suyrar
cane from Louisiana and some New York
state apples, was held at tliat figure. He
weighed everything lie sold on a quaint.
old fashioned scale, whoso rod was ma
hogany, very old and much polished by
long friction. The chances are tliat with
it Moy's ancestors weighed out food to
Soo Chow citizens long before the United
States were heard of. The weisrht is a
clumsy hunk of rusty iron, and the di
visions of weight are indicated along the
rod by Hundreds of lino brass nails, which
are driven so 6kilIlulJy tliat the rod is not
cracked anywhere. The vegetables sold
by Ah Moy attract large crowds of China
men every morning a i ter Lee Fong has
driven sway. The rrcatest of all these
is ong qua, which to a s; ;uasli with odd
convolutions and of weird, grayish ereen
coloring. There is a bloom on "it like the
bloom on a peacli, and its rind to verv
tender. "Him good to cook," explained
All Moy. "Cook, boil, belly nice to eat
CU. j WJVA A V 1 .'XV. MX 1C,
La qua and clia qua are distant rc la-
tives of ong qua. Cha qua is a cucumber
covered with furry spines and about four
times as big as our ordinary gherkms. It
to boiled and eaten like squash or pickled
wiui spices, ja qua is a small squash
much used for tlie making of sweetmeats.
It is candied and put away dry in boxes,
like candied ginger. Dak toi to an odd
sort of vegetaLle. TP v.n Ameyiean it to
a pombmation. pf cabbage, celery mid
cai5d-oyer, Ah Moy bays, "You cook
lum. iry a mtlo or boil, which are prob
ably as good as any other ways of serving
bak toi. The heart of tho vegetable is like
the heart of the caulillowcr. Its stalks are
wliite and resemble celcrv btaiks."mul at
the top thpy broaden out into a very fj.ir
mnration 01 a caouage icai.
There to anotlit-r variety of toi known
as gai toi. '11ns is like the .other, with
the exception tliat jtsi sta jkti jij ticen.
It isnscitl fill- lHiUnif. cabbage fashion.
and is atoo put in soup like okra. The
sugar cane, called gam chiali, i.i a fine
tiling for a man to eat who wants io have
luck. Ian tan players are verv fond of
OUR LATEST IHPEOVEHENTS !
"Competition la the I.lfo of Trade," and If yon have not sen onr latent Improved coodj yon"
inot Imagine how lively lral? I, or how impel our competitor have to work to keep Ithlu iKht or on.
: your retailer for tho JAMEU JIEANa' 3 or tho JA.UE-S .IIEANS 4 HUUli'
according to your needs.
none eennlna unless barlnir onr name and price damned nlalnlv
retailer will supply you with shoe so Ktaniped if you Insist u;ho hfs dotn so; if you Uo not
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JAMES MEANS j
Mil I . -sa m M Z Uliff
Such has been the recent progress in our branch of Indimrrr that we are now able to affirm that the
James Means' $1 Shoe Is in every repM't equal to the shoes which only a few yearaso were reltll atHk'hc
or ten dollars. If you will try on a pair yo i will be convinced that we do not exaggerate. Ours are the
ordinal $ and $4 Shoes, and thoke who Imitate rair system of buolneos are unable tcontK-te Willi us la
quality ot factory productii. In our lines wo are t be largest niunufa'tiirer In t he United states.
One of our traveling salesmen who i tiow vUillng the shoe retailers of the Pacific Coat and Zlocky
Mountain Region writes from there as follows:
I am more than satUfled with the results cf mr trip. I hare thus fnr succeeded In placing our full
line in the bands of 'A No. 1' dealers In pvery point I nave viHlted." He goes on to Kay. "This la a
splendid region for us to sell shoe in. because mot of the retailers are charging their customers at
retail about double the prices which the shoes have coxt at wholejuil. The consequence Is that the
iieotile who wear shoes are paying six or wren ttolbm a pair for shoes which are not worth aa much as our
I AMES MEAN.)' JS3 and 81 SHOES. Our shoes with their very low retail prices stamped on the
soles of every pair are breaking down tho high prices which have hitherto ruled in the retail markets ben,
and when a retailer put a full line of goods In bis stock they at ouoe begin to go oil like hot cakes, ao great
Now, kind reader, just stop anl ootutlder what the above signifies so far a yea are concerned. It
ssures you that If vou keepon buvlng shoes bearing no manufacturers' name or fixed retail irice tamtxNl
on the soles, you cannot tell what uu are getting and your retailer is proluibly making you pay double
our name and the fixed retail price upon the sob's of our shoes before they leave our factory ao thai you
re aald by wide-awake retailer in ail parts mw
our reacn l
cannot be made to pay more for your shoes than they are worth ?
Shoes from our celebrated factory are aald by wld
the country. We will ulace them easily withlu your reach In anv Slate or Territory if you will Invest on.
cent In a postal card and write to us.
JAMJ23 & CO., 41 .Lincoln St., liosioii, Mass.
it. Alio ciuie mav p curen vavv; but ii u
bos$ pioklea ami fieil 'iii laril. All of
the ifidtinctl.v" Liincse.' vootaLles liavc
'tie peculiar taste tliat all Clun'i- foods
wl'tfil broi'c'it tiihi toliLirt wi'li
ta Auiorioan palate. Tliev art i.uaiiy
bouglit up and cooked before tln-y have
time to decay. New York World.
The IPf ijy ilrla of l:icliu;outl.
People vrho. have gone to tlio exposi
tion" at lviclirabin pjoiik of tlio immv
handsome ' vomen seen. r tlio frowds
tlierc. 'riis observation no doubt well
foiUidw. I'ltiuiH'iid 1j ri very proviiu-ial
citv in litany resects, !iv;t slio ij metro
politan if not cosmopolitan in the beauty
of her women, if this meant that the
beauty of her women U m.n paMtl.
There are po pi o.emhieiit belle 'in liich
niond now us, thev'o wero in the tlavs
closely 'following the war, when Mattie
Ould trausilxed with both her wit and
beauty everybody slio met, hut what lias
been lost in iiitlivdual celebrities :t::i
been more than made up in a ivat multi
tude of woiKlerfui'.y hi tractive women,
"lany of 1 hein aro blondes. ' Thcro is a
larger projiorlion of Llonlo women in
Ricl;inond than in any other i itv i: tlie
country. ThLi vo.e uaturr.I!v rind
lawfully ftiii tlicir Kn;;iisli nri"';!; try.
There," i vcry 'littla "pf tlio pam. h or
Frencli" jn(eriai.luro fountl in Viri::i.i.
arid lichee thy creolo typo of leauty is
rarely been in tlio state. The world
lima after blondes nowadays, especially
after blonde or poldcn h;ur; and tsuch
liair as t!io IIk!iit;r.rtd women have! It
ii a spnti;:! corir.if.lion of tho renial
oijiithern euii, ui:l is as dihtinet in its
beauty 11s the golden leaf tolxirco for
v.Iueh Virginia, is eo celebrated. If a
.nan wero starting out general! v in
fieurcls of o. bride, if lio were willing to
allow himself to drift where t lie Aiiieri
van woman reuchfa Uo pink and aiex
t;f pUyi'! ierfectipn and attractiveness,
ho piiglit to drift towards Richmond.
Why fchc V.'an Ttlenlne.
V.'o wprp running down from Charles
iun to Savannah, and tlio train was lium
ming along :.t higli kjkjciI, when tlio
danger signal blew and the airbrakes
wero put on hard. As tho train i.topicd
all tlio pasiMngers pilot! out to reo what
was tho trouble. in;I v.e kooh discovered
that a culvert round the bhort curvo
hatl been washed out. A negro woman
liad flagged the train with a white nitron,
and of course wo ull looked niton her as
"When did yon discover that tlio cul
vert had gone?" I asked..
"Jist about half an hour ago."
"And your lirst thought was to stop
the trainV' '
"Weil, you aro a bravo woman. Wo
owe our lives to you."
"Does ye? I nebbcr thought of that."
"But ytai stopped the train."
"Yes, sa!i, but I didn't want dat bull
gino to git oil do track an go plowin'
frew iny cotton patch en' frowin' hot
water all olter the placo. Dat's why I
Ktopied do tvaia, uih." Dctixjitj Free
Ij 3E 2T,
ND ALL KINDS OF-
-LATEST STYLES OF-
KEPT CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
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at a .voi hi, m.b.
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irect to nrarewt mllrTtstityou tx-low named.
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a ju:ir.-iiitc .pi cine for Hysl-ria tnv.rurH,
('iiviilsiuiiH. Ki's. N-rvnt S' rri:l.'l;. Il.-art-jn-hi'.
Nervecn. I'rofl rt i it csii!c1 liy llieiitA
of ii'eoliol it t .l'a'fii. VjiU-f ii'ln ks. V-I't;il I -
lirct-I'Mi, Sof K i.lu' of I In- I'.tin trviill iii lu In -s;n.it
y au-t It-ndii't; t n ix rv. !- :ty :uil deatli,
r:n:iiire dd Aue. M:iirriMi.-M, ! ". of I'ow
er in eil l.er s x. Iiivi lin.iiirv h :mrt ier-
niiit rrlnct taiiHt-d liy over-fxer'ioti t-l h
lirain pi'lfuhii.xf tirovcr-'iidt.lrnri'. I'.wli lox
conl.iiiis one 111.fl tnti:.. lit. $1 Ml a liox
or. six l.of f,,r tU.tm, sei:t l-y -11 tr.ali2oa
ree-iit of iilc
WE OU AKAKTEE SIX HOXES
To cure ;mv e:ie. With em-li ii''r n-c-lv"l
liy ns f'tr six lors. .?ron i.Hi ttllli f.l.fM,
we will weiiii Hie .tir-!ia-r s-nr w tiiteii etnirn ti
le e f 't'liirn the n-one if tie t xln,t-iil doea
not fITeel h enri. f Stmrai'tt-r iti l only tiy
Will .1. Wnrtiek sole a i.l. i'latl'iiiontli. Nef
V rstuiiil atfention
to all Ruslnet i Knliust-
XOTAUY IX OPFK'K.
Title" Kxniirinefl. lHt.ticls '"oinLileJ In
surance W rit ten, 1 i ul KMato tild.
J. M. MUIR, Plattsmoiith, Neb.
I Uetter Fuellings for making Farm Loans than
Send your job work to the ILekald Any Other Ajeaejr.
office. Plattscaoata. Kebrni:n
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