The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, January 30, 1890, Image 3
: MERLE'SGRUSADE. ST IK'?A NAUCHETTB C.KPS.Y. Author of " B".rhim Hait'trotti Trial," mQu':etU't Whim," '-Thr S.;irck ; fur Dull l.yndhurtl." CiuiTF iv. ii;i:i.t:' i.sr ihmmi at H'lMH, So It U T settled, M-rir?" Ve, Aunt Aga'hs," i returned, Ijri -ik-jr. for she (.poke lu lugubrious voice; mid u otic Hd s ripfigli ljesch lh family hearth, I assuiiiedfa tuhpuiily cheerful aspect. If only Aiilit Agatha's 0ft would not look ill me sojeiider!: "Poor chilil!" she slitlied; iJi.l then, as I remained silent, ulie coutinull. in a few minutes, "I wish I (VMild reconcile mys.-If mure to the idea, but I canlot help feel ing presentiment that yojf will live to repent this tranie step yon are 1 n k I I found thisspeech a litpe 1iiiii(u tiitije, but I bore it without flinching, o.ie can never net out down smi new mad willi ont a few friendly missiy.s living ub.jut one' eari. "Keiueiuber. I toid you such nil inch a thing would happen if yon did not take uiy advice. I am only warning you for your good." Alas! Hint one dearest friend should lie transformed into a leasing gadfly! What ran one do but pn Straight neroi-H the eiii-tiiy's country, i.-n the boats are dent roved behind one I nl way did think that a yrand ac'lon on Xenophuu's part. , "Vou have nut given me your opiuio'u of my tie mistress," win my wicked re joinder. Aunt Agatha drew herself tip at this and put on her grandest manner. '"Vou need uot go out of your way tojvex me, Merle. I am tuniricutly hiiniilited with ont that." "Aunt Agatha." I reniotisfratod: for this was to.) niiifh for nty ftf'liearan.re, "do you think I would do nn.iiiug to vex you w lieu we are to part lu 4 few days? Oh, you dear, Hilly woiuayr'.'ir.hc "as actually crying. "1 am t-v1fYlS "'( la know what you think of CVyf oii.'' "She Is perfectly lovelf?WWi,f' die re turned, drying her eyed, iw 1 klssod and coaxed her. ''I very nearly f-ll in love with her myself. I liked the simple way in which she sat dowu and talked to me about my old pupil, making herself quite at home In our little drawing-room, and I wa much pleased with her inanuer when she spoke abntit you; It was almost pity you came Into the ro mi Just then." "I left you alone for nearly half un hour: please to rememtK-r that," "Indeed! It did not si-em nearly soloag. Half an hour! And it pased so quickly, too. Well, J must sav Mrs. llortoii Is a moat Interesting woman; she Ik full of in telligence, and yet no gentle. She ha lout her baby did she tell you tlnit? only four mouths ago, aud her husband does not like her to wear mourning. She Is a devoted wife. I ran rn-e thai: but I have a notion that you will have noma dilllculty in satisfying Mr. Morton; he is very par ticular, ud hard tfl pleaae." "I have found out that for myself; he la man of strong prejudices" "Well, you must do your Iti-st to concil iate blm: tact goes, a lout; n ay In these caw. Mrs. Morton hat evidently taken a fancy to yon. Merle. She told me over gain how her baby boy had made friends with you at once; she said your manner wan very frank and wiuuiug, and though vnn 1w.L-t vf.mttt vtnt iniin.tl Vire Hlilill utl self reliant," I wisn vucio jvenu nau oeaio unit. Did she say any more about me, Aunt Agatha" "No, you Interrupted u at that point, and the conversation became more gener al; but, my dear, I imit scold you about oue thing; how absurd you were to insist ou wearing cap! Mrs. Morton was quite embarrassed; ahe said ihe would never have mentioned audi a thing." "But I have act my heart on wearing them, Aunt Agatha," 1 returned, very! quickly; "you have no Idea how nice I j - Khali look In a neat bib Bprou over my ! dark prlut gown, and a regular cap, such j aa hoapital nnnara wear. I Khould l quite dlaappolntcd If I did not carry out that part of my programme; theonly thiugthat tronblea mo la the umalliieas of my salary i I mean wage. Thirty pounilH a year will never make my fortune." "You cannot ask moro It It a good con aclence, Merle; you have never been out before, oud have no experience. Mr. Morton Said herself that her hunhand lmd promlacd to raise It at the end of aix montln if you proved yourself c petenl; It li quite aa much aa a nursery governess' alary." "Oh, I am not mercenary," I replied, haatlly, "and I idiall save out of thirty pounda a year. I must keep a nice dress for my home vlsitii and for Sundays, though It Is dreadful to think that I ahull not always go to church every Sunday un til little Joyce U older; that will be u and . deprivation." . "Yea, my poor child, but you muat not peak a though this were the only aeri oua drawback; yon will find plenty of dif ficult! In your position; even Mis. Mor ton confessed that." "The world Is full of difficulties," 1 re "tnriMwl, loftily; "there have been thorns and briers ever since Adam's time. J)o yon remember your favorite fablo of the old matt and the bundle of slicks. Aunt Agatha? I mean to treat my dilllculties In the same way he managed his. 1 shall break each stick singly." Bhe smiled approvingly at this, and tb.au, Uncle Keith's knock reached her ear, she rose quickly aud weut out of the room. " The moment I was left alone, my as sumed briskness of maimer dropped Into the mental dmhabllle that we wear for our own private use and comfort. Those two bad always so much to say to each other that I was sure of at least half an hour's solitude, and In some moods self lathe finest company. Yes, I had de atroyed my boats, aud now my motto ' muat be "Forward!" This afurnoon I had pledged myself to a new servlce-a aervica of self-renunciation and patleut labor, undertaken nnder the Influence of love to our Great Master and In tho effort ' to lollow Ilia example yes, 1 dare to say it-wtth the double desl re, viz., of doing as much good aa lay In my power, and also for the welfare of the large sisterhood fftfttf Ho, A toldier; fori hould b one . l. M. I. ui-lvi in tnnka . i BPWI1 wv im iwm"" " w.,......- ttooallty. Not that I feared the word fSrTloe, considering what Divine llpt had aid M that snbject "I am among you UM who aeretb"-but I knew how the World shrunk from tuch terms, " I bae always maintained that half the O-caliea aimcniiies oi mo consist ninmij im tuir ArmmA at other nennle's ODllllOOS: . Voeaeo are especially trammeled by 'this lmnlflgr. They breathe the aimoepnere a Mwlr. own special worlil. and the chill wftid of jsipular oiir,ioa blow colnly over them, like the m native plant, they Lhiver and wither tip f,t t,jUl;, I u,.i,eve the master rmiid tl,,:t achieve great Ihiuys ' have crented their oa u atmosphere, else I how chij they appear so impervious to critiflsm How can they carry them selves ao calmly, iheu their coiitemiHir-! aries are sneering round them? We must i live above onr-ielvet and ea h other; there I is no other w.-iy of gAtinx rid of the ! shams and di-giiiw of life; alk,l 5,.t howl U one w ho has been le ru in slaverv to l I absolutely true' How is an Knglbli g-n. ' tiewomau to shake off the prejinlicc of' caste and declare herself free? Ah. ell! t .is was the euijriiia f had set i myself to solve. And now the Tn "li the protecled g:rl's life was receding from me; the old guards, the old land marks were! to be removed by my own ' bauds. Should 1 live to r.-ent my rash! act, hs Aunt Airatha predicts, or should j J at some future time, whan I looked back j UKin this wintry day. thank fiod, humlily aud with tears of gratitude, that in hum- j ble trust aud in dependence npou hisstrtrit : for guidance I had courage given ma to; see the titht and do it, ml !t,,nti ffM, I faithful to (he !asl I found thi e l,it few day of home life singularly trying. Indeed, I am not sure that I as not distinctly grateful when the final evening arrived. When one has to K-rfortn a paiuftilduty there is no use in lingering over it; and wlieii one is se cretly troiibled.ii spoken and too discur sive sympathy only irritates our mental membrane. JIow could Job, for example, tolerate the sackcloth and ashes, and, worse still, the combative eloquence of his friends? Aunt Agatha's pathetic looks and pity ing words (retted me to the verge of en durance. I wished she would have been less mindful of my comforts, that she would not have ImMed on helping mH with my sewing, and blading me with lit tle surprises lu the shape of gifts. Hut for the bitter cold that kept me an un willing prisoner by the fireside, I would have esraed into my own room, to avoid the looks that seemed to follow me every where. Hut I would not yield to my Inward Ir ritability; I hummed a tunc; I even sung to myself, as 1 hemmed my new bid aprons, or quilled the neat border f r mv cap. Nay, I became recklessly gay the last tiiht, and dressed myself in what. I termed my nurse's uniform, a dark navy blue cambric, nnd then went down to show myself to Uncle Keith, win wan reading aloud the paper to Aunt A.galhrt. I could see him start as I entered; but Aunt Agatha's first word made lie blush, and It a moment 1 repented my misplaced spirit of f nti. "Why. Merle, ho.v pretty you look! Dees not the child look almost pretty, Ezra, though that cap docs hide her nice smooth hair? 1 had no idea Ih it dress would bj so becoming I! H tic ri.'-l of Aunt Agat lia's sp -eeh win ..-t ir.ion me, for 1 ran out of the r i.uu W.;y, t'aey seemed actually to believe that I wu play-acting, that my part was a becoming one! l'rcny. Indeed! And hero such a sirangn revul lion of feeling took posses sion of me that 1 absolutely shed .a few tears, though none but myself was witness to this humiliating fact. 1 did not go down stairs for a long lime nfter that, and then, to my relief, 1 found Uncle Keith alone; for men are less sharp lu some matters than women, and he would uever find out that I had been cry ing, as Aunt Agatha would; but I was a little taken aback when he put down his paper, and asked, in a kind voice, w hy 1 had stayed so long In the cold, nnd if I had Hot finished my packing. "Oh, yes," I returned, promptly, "every thing wns done, and my trunk was only wailing to be strapped down." "That Is right," he said, quite heartily; "always be beforehand with your duties, Merle; your aunt tells me you have made up your mind to leave ns in the morn ing, I should have thought the after noon or early evening would have been better." "Oh.no, Uncle Kelih," I exclaimed; ' Rnd then, oddly enough, I began to laugh, just below tho shelf on which to han and yet tho provoking tear would come, ' drcs'sos, wraps, c'.e. Let two long cur to ray eyes, for a vision of sundry school j (ajns j,.lng fmm t)l0 n,, 0f t,(. su,f t() domestics arriving toward night wltu , u. floor. 1'mity crctoiino nmkes nice their goods and chatl -Is, and Uih rcniora-: curlaiiis for llio purpose. You inav brauceof their shy faces In tho morning fasR. t,fi ,.retonno in plails, sccmiir light seemed to evoke a sort of drcaiy t1(,m vv il, lmlo brass-head nails. If mirth; but, to my Infinite surprise and ;..,, ,,avi! c),. fa3Um ft Btr.,j,rlt embarrassment, I tide Keith patted me , 8lf a j..jt jt on the shoulder as though I were a child, j like iiiatiiiiT "There, there; never mind showing a ' ' bit of natural feeling that does you credit; your aunt is fretting herself to death over losing you hir-rumph; aud I do not mind owning that the house will be a trifle dull without you; aud, of course, a young crea vure use you must icei a no. Bmoi". . , i ;i, ,.,, tt,,,l -.,;i;.,. .l.i.i , ,, with two pretty c mien stood uniting that he took my hands, awkward y "lll"Jl" j iv ;.,, enough, and began warming them In his! t !,-v? tllf! , ,llr!' ' ne 1 ' , own. for they were blue ith cold. If ''Can t slop lier,..' satd tic condticlnr ture like you must feel It too. Aunt Agatha had only seen him doing It, aud me, and with the babyish tears run ning down my face! "Why, look here," continued Uncle Keith, cheerily, with a sort of cricket-like chirp, "we are nil as down as possible. Just because you are leaving ns, nnd yet you will only be two or three miles away, , aud any day If you want us we can be! with yon. Why, there Is no difficulty, really; yon are trying your little expert-j meut, and I will say you are a brave girl! for venturing on such a brave scheme, well, If It does not answer, here is your home, and Jour own corner by tho fire sidu, and an old miclo ready to work for you. I can't say more than that, Merle." "Oh, Uncle Keith," I returned, sobbing remorsefully, "why are you so good to me, when I have always been so ungrateful for your kindness?" "Nay, nay, we will leave by-gones alone," he answered, ft little huskily. "I ; never minded your tantrums, knowing j there was a good heart at tho bot tom. I only wished I was not such a dry old fel-1 low, anil that you com, nave oeen .omicr of me. Perhaps you w I I "'"Icrs.and me bettor some t.ay, and " Here he slopped and cleared his throat, aud said "hir-( rum iih" or.ee or twice, and then I felt a; thin cradling bit of paper underneath my palm, 'it will buy you something use ful, my dear," he finished, getting up In a hurry A five-pound note, and ho had lost so much money aud had to do wit hout so many comforts! Who can wonder that I Jumped up and gave hi in a peulteut bug? It was long before I slept (hat night, and my llrst waking thoughts tno next morning were hardly as pleasant a usual. A preitioiiiMiry ayiupLoiu ui nuiiiuaiunriwi eiaedmeM I glanced round my little room In the dim winter light. Aunt Aga tha had made It so pretty: but here a cer tain suspicious moisture stole under my eyeiids, and I Rave myself a resolute hake, and commenced my toilet In a business-like way that chased away gloomy thoughts. Never had the little dining-room looked more inviting than when I entered It that morning. One of Uncle Kudh's carefully hoarded logs blazed aud (jrutUed in the roomy tire place, a delii ciui aroma oi coffee and smoking hum pervaded the room. Aunt Agatha, in her pretty morning-cup, was placing a i-e of hot-house 11 iwci's N.iiiv old pupil hid sent her in the center of ;he tabic, and I lie bailfiueh w;w whistlitiT as iii-Ti'ily as ever, while old ire not exceedingly unhlppy? My dear, you are leaving us with a sore heart, I can see that, and it only makes me love you all the lietter. Yes, Indeed, Merle," for I was cliugiuti to her now and sobbing soft ly under my breath; "aud however things may turn oul, w hether this step be a failure or not, I will always say that yon are a brave girl who tried todo herduty." "Are you sure you think that, Aunt Ayaiha?" Then Hlte smiled to herself a little sadly- ' You remind me of the baby Merle who was so anxious to help every one. 1 re member you such a little creature, trying to lift the nursery chair, because your mother was tired; aud how you dragged It across the room until you were red in .the face, aud came to me rubbing your little fat bauds, and looking so important. 'The chair hurled baby drcfful, but it might hinted poor mammy worscr;' that was what you wild, 1 think you would Mill hurt yourself 'dreff nl' if you could help someone else." It was nice to hear tills. What can be sweeter or less harmful than praise from one we love? It was nice to sit there with Aunt A;at lia's soft hand lu mine, and be petted. Jt would be long before I should have a cozy time w ith her again. It put fresh heart In me somehow; like Jona than's taste of honey, 'it lightened my eyes," ho that when the dual good-bye came, 1 could smile as I said if, and carry away an impression of Aunt Agatha's smile, too, as she stood on the steps, with Patience behind her, watching until I was out of sight. I am afraid I am differ ent to most young women of my age more Imaginative, and perhaps a little morbid. Many things In every-day life came to me in the guise of symbols or signs a good bye, for example. A part ing even for a short time always appears to me a faint type of that last solemn parting when we bid good-bye to temporal things. I suppose kind eyes will watch us then, kind hands clasp ours; as we start on that long Journey they will bid God help up, ns with failing breath and, perhaps, some natural longings for the friends we love, we go out Into the great unknown, looking for tho Divine Guide to take us by the hand. "In my Father's house are many mansions." lie who gave the promise and w ho died to make It ours, will lead ns to those other rooms, where the human drops will be wiped away, aud w here pain and trouble.are un known. To continued.! The Caro of Girls. Wliere tliero nro several growing prlx in a family it is well to give each a scji.'U'aio room, if it is possible.. Hut when- there is a largo family nnd a small house, (his cuutiot bo dotio. If two or llirco gills nro to share one room, let them have tho largest room available. It is most desirable to have n neat, iron, sitigln bed for each. II tho girls aro ambitious and wish their room to bo dainty and pretty, the la'dsleads may have u coat of while enamel paint, with a touch of gold here ami tliorc. A capacious screen in front of tho tvushstami will give privacy for dressing. Each girl will fuel tlio necessity of doing lice part in keening the room tidy. With tlio separate beds Hutu can bo no question as to whoso turn it is to attend to (he making. Of course, gills nt'iid plenty of closet room. In many of tho new-fashioned houses this is lacking. A good sub suit ute for a wardrobe, may bo made ns follows: If you have n spare, corner lit in it a triangular shelf, six feet from ilio lloor. Have a row of stout hooks Against The Itulcs. Yesterday aftornoou as a Third avenue ear'cro.sscd llio divide nt Con- mvss and Giiswold streets a woman a liearuiess ouug louuw , us aamsi rules." All the same the car did stop, and while the conductor rang the bell for the driver to go on the woman and her children climbed in. "Weren't vou going to stop for us?" she asked, in some surprise) "No, iim'itm, and I didn't stop for you," lie said, gruffly. "I know you didn't. It wits the driver. Hut would 1 have had to walk to tlio top of I lie block and cross over to get the car? ' "Ves'iu," said I lit conductor; "that a the rule." And a more absurd, unreasonable rule was never made; ami one would biippose the convenience of the horses was of more importance than that of tho passengers or that the w heels of tlio cars had to bo locked to keep them from slipping down the declhity. It was well enough in tho days of one horse cars, but there is no possiblo ex cuse for it now. Washington and ISos- , , , . , th(j k passengers, - f Giowing t iiibrelln Slicks. Tho fragrant German welchse! stick now so popular for canes and umbrella handles, aro cut from a wild cherry, which, dealers say, grows only in the IJluck Forest, llio natural tendency of the wood is to grow crooked and gusii-lcd. In order to get straight iticks tho German peasants build frames around tho trees and tram the . n hhoots upon them, fastening Jtrin-rs to the cuds of tlm shoots, puss- ing them over pulleys and attaching weights. 1 ho weights nro siow at lirst, but are increased as the branch growl thicker ami stronger. A tension is thus produced which Insures that the branch will jrrow straight.' -A7. 1". Huii. How He (saved Ills fn.OOO. Father Malone had just put the fii Hiing touches to oue of his excelle sermons yesterday when bis lions keeper announced that a couple of i dividual wer awaiting in t lie adj i ing room to have the nuptial knot tico The task is always a doaing one t.. hts reverence. So running a brush a few times through his hair and assum ing bis most pleasant smile be pro ceeded to perform the ceremony. On reaching the w aiting room, however, there was a surprise in store for him. There snt John C McGraw and his good w ife Sophie no one else. "We come to be married, " quoth Joint. "Married, you say! Why. you must be crazy, John McGraw. This is not a matter to joke about." "Joke, your riverence? I ain't no funny man, and you ought to know it by this time. We want to be married, and no mistake about it." 'Then where is the lady?"' "Lady! There she is," pointing to his wife. Hv this time Father Malonn had con cluJed beyond all doubt he had a couple of lunatics on his hands, and just as be was about to dispatch a mes senger for a policeman McGraw ex plained. "Father, perhaps you didn't hear about it, but Sophie- has being going back on me an' ull I could sav to her, she must have a divorce. Well, yer honor, Bhe got it, bad luck to her, and it cost like tho excuse me, father but it made rue hot, especially con 6iderin' that the court gave her '$0,000 alimony nine t-li-o-u-s-a-n-d dollars! father, "think of that. Why, it would min nie twice over. So I says to Soijie, sez I, 'C'au't this little matter be arranged; you an' I, Sophie dear, have liveil together for twelve years aud surely yer not goin' to desert me now?' Willi that she burst into tears, and so we agreed to get married again. Jt isn't the ifcU.OOO I care about, father, but it nearly broke my heart to think 1 would have to live w ithout her." And here McGraw nobbed softly and contiuued to sob while the priest ex amined the marriage license, which was in duo form. Nothing further re mained but to unite the divorced couple. By becoming a party to the arrangement the lady released her 000 chiiiits on her husband's estate, and John was proportionately happy. The parties w ere married in St. Louis (tome twelve years age, w hen Mrs. Mc Graw was a blushing girl of 17. She obtained her divorce a few days ago in district court on llio ground of her husband's- extreme cruelty. Denver Sews. THE LEGEND OF PARACELSUS. The Trick tiy Which lie tirrame a Cel brated and Distinguished .Man. It once happened, says a book on German folk lore, that Paracelsus was walking through a forest when he heard a voice calling to him by name, lie looked around and at length discovered that it proceeded from a lit1 tree in the trunk of which llieru was a spirit in closed by a small stopper, scaled with three crosses. The spirit begged of Paracelsus to set him free This he readily promised on condition that the spirit should be s.'ow upou him u, medicine capable of healing all diseases and a tincture which would turn everything it touched to gold. The spirit acceded to his re quest, whereupon Paracelsus bik his penknife and succeeded, after some trouble, in getting out the stopper. A loathsome black spider crept forth, which ran down tlio trunk of the tree. Scarcely had it reached the ground when it changed, and became, as if ris ing from the earth, a tall, haggard man, with squinting, red eyes, wrapped in a scarlet mantle. He led Paracelsus to a high, over hanging, craggy mount, and with a ha.cl twig which ho had broken off by the way he smote tho rock, which, splitting wilh a crash at the blow, di vided itself in twain, and tho spirit dis appeared within it. H i however, soon returned with two small phials, which he handed to Paracelsus u yellow one which contained the tincture which turned ull it touched to gold, and a wliito ono, holding the medicine which healed all diseases. He then smote the rock a second timo, and thereupon it instantly closed again both now set forth on their return, tlia spirit direct ing its course toward Inuspruck, to seize upon the magician who had ban ished him from that city. Now Pa racelsus trembled for the "consequence which his releasing llio evil ono would entail upon hitu who had conjured him into the tree, and ho thought how he might rescue him. When they arrived once more at the lir tree ho asked tho spirit if he possibly could transform himself again into a spider anil let him see him creep into the hole. The spirit said that it was not only possible but that he would be most happy to make such a display of his art for the grati fication of his deliverer. Accordingly, he once moro resumed the form of a spider and crept again into tho well-known crevice. When ho had done bo Paracelsus, who had kept the stopper all ready in his hand for the purpose, clapped it as quick as lightning hito tho hole, hammered it in firmly with a stone, and, wilh his knife, made threo fresh crosses upon it. Tho spirit, mad with rage, shook the lir tree as though with a whirlwind, that ho might drive out the stopper which Paracelsus had thrust in, but his fury was of no avail. It held fast aud left him there with little hope of es cape, for, on neconut of tho great drills of snow from tho mountains' tho forest will never bo cut down, and although he hould call night and day, nobody in the neighborhood over ventures near the spot. Paracelsus, however, found that the phials were such as ho had demandod and jt was by their means Hint ho after ward became such a celebrated and dis tinguished man. Tho Hotel Columbia. The mammoth now American hotel In London, on tho silo of the Waterloo house, will be worked at a rental by an American syndicate, and is expected to be opened eighteen months hence aa lb Hotel Columbia. ' Sfr '" TALK IS CHEAP, but it will only take a minute in which to state a few facts, that, if heeded; will prove Invaluable to many. It's well-known that the press teems with advertisements of sai'saparillas and other liver, blood and lung remedies, for which great claims are made. They are generally represented as sure cures. Iiut there is one medicine, and only one, the claims for which as a cure for all lingering diseases arising from Torpid Liver or Biliousness, or from impure blood, are backed up by a positive guarantee ! If it don't do just as represented in every case, the money paid for it is promptly refunded. This peculiar method of business, it will readily be seen, would bankrupt the manufacturers of the ordinary medicines in the market. Only a marvelously ellicacious medicine, containing the most positive curative properties, could sustain itself under such trying conditions as these. This peculiar medicine sells beyond all others throughout the civilized world. And why should it not? "Talk is cheap," but when it's backed up by a positive guarantee, by a house of long established reputation, for hon esty, integrity and sound liuancial standing, then words mean business t And that's just what the World's Dispensary Medical Association, of Jiuffalo, ft. Y., mean in guaranteeing their Dr. Pierce's Goldeu Medical Discovery to do all that it is recommended to do. or refund tho price paid for it. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery checks the frightful inroads of bcrolula, ami, it taken in time, arrests the march oi uonsumptioii ot the Lungs which Is Lung-scrofula, purilies and enriches the blood, thereby curing all Skin and Scalp Diseases, Ulcers, Korea, Swellings, and kindred ailments, ft is powerfully tonic as well as alterative, or blood-cleansing, in its effects, hence it strengthens the system and restores vitality, thereby dispelling all those "tired feelings" experienced by the debilitated. Fispccially has it manifested lis potency in curing Tetter. Ec.ema, Erysipelas, Koils, Carbuncles, Sore Eyes, Goitre, or Thick Neck, and Enlarged Glands. CATARRH manently cured by DR. SAGE'S CATARRH Langtry's Silver Bath. A curious story is told as lo the ori gin of Mrs. Langlry's silver bath, llathmakei's believe there is only one silver balh in tho world. This was nrndo ij2io yoiuv- a-o tr -nn - Jo.lin prince by a London bathmaker, and he supposes that the owner having died, the silver bath came into the market and was bought by Mrs. Langtry. A silver bath is a tremendous affair. Some few wealthy people have copper baths plated with silver, but the co t is but a trille compared with the genu ine article. Some wealthy people, w ho go in for luxurious bathing, till their bathrooms with statuary, have painted the walls and the bath is fitted into a case of carved oak. Then thero are rnarblo baths. They are b4h cold and costly. Tho most novel things in baths, how ever, is one fitted with a shower bath overhead, a needle spray bath at the side and a wave bath that rushes out at the foot. These are in addition to the ordinary hot and cold taps; so the possessor of ono of these ingenious things can have fivestyles of bathing. They cost about if 125. There are half a dozen or more dif rerent sorts of towels for bathing. Af ter the ordinary Turkish and hucka back towels some doctors are fond of recommending a towel of rushes, made appropriately enough by Russian peas ants. It is hard and stiff and feels like a coarse dishcloth. Its use is confined to bath-room fanatics who think they aro happy in abrading their skitis. Then there is an elastic towel made of net, and another skin raiser called loofah. This is imported from Egypt. The loofah is made of dried grass and it is not softened by immersion in water. Perfoct Patience. In certain peoplo patience has ac complished its perfect work. "Why, she w as such a patient woman," said a son, eulogizing his mother, "that she'd let mo cat eighteen hot pancakes as sho fried 'cm, and then go and mix another hatch!" Whether such long suffering is altogether to be desired would proba bly be disputed bv a dyspeptic. A Quaker one Jay driving through a narrow lane met a young man, who was also driving. There was not room enough for them to pass each other un less one should turn back to a point where the lano was broader. "I won't mako way for you!" cried the young man. "See if I do!" "I think I am older than thou," said the Quaker, "I have a right to expect thee to turn about." "Well, I won't!" resumed the other, and pulling out a newspaper, ho be gan reading. The Quaker Buttled back !n his chair, and placidly contemplated tho landscape. "Friend," said ho, finally, "when thou hast read that paper, I should be giud if thou wouldst lend it to me." This calm assumption of ability to wait indeliuitely was too liitieh for the young man, And he yielded his point.- Youth's Companion. An Old Ticket. A resident of Mtirfrcesboro, Tcnn., presented a ticket issued in 1855 on the Nashville & Chattanooga railroad the other day and rode in a palace-car on tho same bit of pasteboard that would have secured him passage in one of the clumsy coaches of thirty-four years ago. Xltf THE HEAD no matter of how long standing, Is per REMEDY. 50 cents, by (lruirglsts. Lifting by Arithmetic. Civil engineers aro mostly common place people, but an odd stick occas ionally turns up among them. One of the oddest I i'Ver met with-lives - here in St. Louis, lie is an old man, thor oughly educated in his business aud a paragon of esactuess.even for a mathe matician. Not many months ago lie was called to East St. Louis to make a new survey of an old line, orriginally run by him self. On the first survey he had driven a certain corner-stake deep in the ground and covered it up with a large stone. When he came to the spot he got a spade and cleaned the soil away from around the stone and then clean ed it off uioely with dry leaves, top and sides. Next he took out his rule aud made careful measurements of the stone, which ho used a moment later on the basis of a calculation to determine its weight. When ho saw the product his face lighted up with joy, for the num ber of pounds, ounces, and drachms represented therein was wilhiu the limit of his lifting power, lie made no attempt to lift the stone as a means of testing his ability ts handle it, but relied on his mathematical knowledge to settle that point for him. This is the only case I ever knew of where a man demonstrated his own lifting power by tho use of arithmetic. SI. Louis (jtobc-Dcmocral. JefT Davis' Remarkable Memory. Jefferson Davis had a memory for faces and names that has probably never been excelled by that of any public man in the United States. It has been said of Gen. Sherman that when ho meets a man who was intro duced to him twenty years previously lie will recall his name and the circum stances of the introduction, and will talk over tho incidents of their lirst meeting. Both Grant and Lee posses sed to a great degree the same faculty of remembrance, but neither Sherman, nor Grant, nor Lee could do what Mr. Davis did. At his ollice in Richmond, as President of the Southern Confeder acy, and in his visits to the front of tlio army, ho treasured up in his memory the names of every officer and soldier with whom he came into contact, and he never forgot them. While he was t his Ueauvoir plantation last winter there came to him a wornout and broken-down man who made a claim on his charity as having been a Lieuten ant in a certain Mississippi regiment. Davis taxed his memory u moment, and then told the. applicant that ho was a fraud, mid that a man bearing an en tirely different name was the Lieuten ant of the company which tha lneudic nt had specified. The beggar made a quick exit from tho house, and was never seen around it again. J'hilndti vhia Inquirer. A London Custom. In the rail Mall Gazelle appears this account of a curious custom: "The London road car-drivers have a grievance which approaches the ludi crous. If they do not wear high hats they are suspended for a week. Last Monday a driver's hat was blown off, nnd a cart went over it, so that he was obliged to resort to a low felt hat tor tho remainder of the day. For this heinous crime lie was stopped and tus-pemled." ,4 i t s 4 if ! 'S A -1 V - "A "I t : 1 4 v " , v ' ,f i . - .. - s , ---..x r",- '' - - ' " -i ' t u i - -' - ' ft.