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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 27, 1890)
The Senate haa ooam!only pve 1 the
hill eonirratnlaiiiK Hj p-ople .,( Hn.z!l un
the formation of a republi;.
Jul Danlela FriU.iy aiblr-iwed ilie
hsa committee n latwir In ttv.tr of the
bonne bill to provble f.,r (he a'lj'Htmeot
of account of laborer ari-in;; meter the
"Pis Senate Committee on C mineiteon
Thursday voUxl unanimoii-ily tor?n'Ipr an
MW report on r-ut-:r McM-llnu's hill
atborii'ut; the construction of a tiri'Ie
across ibe river at Dwiot.
Senator KJiuuud ha aiiahi Intrmlii' e 1
bta retaliatory inest hill, which provl tea
for the inspection tt m?ai fur export
tttm, prohibiting Ilia inioor.'atlon of
dp' Lent ted article of food or drink, an l
ofohrli nz the President to niaxeuroula
BaaUon lu certain eas -h.
Tbe Houtg Committee on Arlcnl'iir
haa Died next Weilnlay m t;,M tim for ,
beginning the heariiij: upu Ilie Cuu
bHl which puts the manufacture of c i ll-j
pound lard under li"ene nn i reziiintruw, !
tne latter to be entoicj l by Hie Interna
Reveona Department. It in expt-ceil ih:ii
tb bearing will ba nciia'iecl la f.ro or
Representative G) t cnile I nn the
Secretary of. War Monday mil had nn In
terview in reliant to the nroj.-ct fur liia
establUVment of a fj.-jrernnieut irm fac"
ory at Rock Island. Tim Secretary in
f Tinei biui that he lm I directed t'ol.
Wittmore at Hock I-oaid to mike a
peciflc report to tl,e ri-prtni 'lit uooti the
matters Involved In the Uet resolutiou.
The United States Senate on We Iiiim
day alter an executive 8esioii wiiich
lasted Ave hours, con tinned -Mr. Mortcmi
to be CommlMlontr of Indian Affiir by a
Tote of Si yean to 10 nay. When the
nominal Ion of Dr. D rvhnn't-r, of H ton,
lo be riaprintendeut of I'.iulic Schools
came up it waa discovered that thero was
not quorum present, and tint nomina
tion went urvr.
President Harrison, on M:mlav. nom!
naUtd diaries Kmory Suiilli, of IVnuxyl
vaula, to be United States Minister t'i
Rnfflla. Anions the nominations o-nt to
tne Senate were the following Sumicl
Merrill, of Indiana, dnsiil t ; n o ihI at
Calcutta; J. Feuner lie, of .Maryland.
Secretary oi Legation at H!o da Janeiro;
H. R. Newberry, of Mlciiiijiiu, eetretaty
of Legation, Madrid.
Mr. Fitblan intends to Introduce a hill
directing the Secretary of the interior to
place upon the pension rolls at the rale of
Si 3 a mouth all soldier and anil. hi of the
War of the Rebellion, Mexican War, and
11 other wars ot the-Unlle.l .States who
are not receiving a crreater pennion upon
proof that the applicant hna reached his
Slst birthday, it also proridM Unit team
sters and all others who (H i actual ser
lcs In the Mexican War, whether enlist
ed or not, and their widows, aliall he en
titled to a pension at the ra'e of fu a
MEDALS TOtl RAILWAY MAIICU'.RKS
Postmaster General Wananiaker will
present, at the close of the prcteiii year,
twelve gold medals torallu-ay mail clerk'.
They will be known as "Tho Postmaster
Ocuerals." One will be awrd'!d to the
nli-rk In each of the eleven divisions who
uball make tha besincneral record mi tlie
imnilwr of cards distributed, The twelfth
medal will be awarded to the clerk of
any class lu any division who ahnll dis
tribute the greatest number of cards.
THE NEW KUI,E8.
The Democrats Thurmiay carried ont
tbeir policy of protest aitalust the ruling
of the Speaker by declining to vote npon
the question of approving the journal.
This instrument wai, however, approved,
by a vote of yeas 1H, naya 0 the consti
tutional quorum being counted by the
Mr. Cannon, of Illinois from the Com
mittee on Knles, reported the new code of
Tbe Senate Direct Tax bill was laid be
fore the House and referred to the Com
mittee on the Judiciary.
Til It EDTJCATIOXAL BILL.
The time of the senate Thursday was
principally taken up by Mr. llinlr in ad
vocating the educational hill. He arned
that illiteracy waslncren8liiK In the United
States. Kven now be said. In the N Ttli
tbe common school Kyatem was trembling
In the balance; mid he expressed the be
lief that before tho younger senators hud
p'd awav the common school system of
the United 8-Rtos would lm?e received Its
death wound, if, indeed, It had not al
ready tiled. Conlr,jj;llti( the expenditures
for naval purpose ami for wdioul pur
poses, ho said "K Incit e the world uud
there will be no uced of n navy."
THE NEW BUI.W.
A dlsctl'slon of the new cvb of rules
will occupy moat of the t ni oJ the house
during tno wees. Pamphlets containing
tbe old aud new rules, arranged in p.ir.
a! 11 columns, will be furnished the mem
Iters, so that there will be no itillicuity In
eel ni at once what chanR -s have been
made. This will make the discussion
much simpler to the new member. Its is
possible that some nliji-ctlou tuny be ma le
lo beKltiiiluif tho discussion o soon, on
the ground that the members have been
Klveu no opportunity to study thechanes;
ut should this objection bo sustained a
temporary delay only will be cau ed.
DULL DAY IS Til!! noC3K.
fliers was nn ionrual t ) annroVd in the
house Friday and consequently the unial
contest of Its approval did not occur. The
speeter aouounced that the j mrnsl clerk
bad been so busy preparing tne new coda
ot rules for publication that he had not
been able to write tip tho proceeding.
Tbe session was short and devoted maiuly
to routine business. The following
measures were parsed: A bill increasing
tbe pension of O-n. Abram Duryea to $100
mouth: senate bill authorising a btldgo
CTOM the Missout river near Omaha;
senate bill extending for two years the
time within which, the bridge across the
Mississippi at Uurlington may be con
structed. HORTH DAKOTA'S LOTTERY BILL.
The news of the passage by one branch
Of tbe North Dakota legislature of a bill
chartering end legalizing a lottery in that
state, bat attracted much attention in
Washington official circle, in view espe
cially of the telegraphic advices that this
legislative action is in behalf of a branch
of tbe Louisiana Lottery company, against
which tbe postofflce department and the
department of Justice have been waging a
contest for many years. At the white
house It la Intimated that report have
reached the president that persons who
had been appointed to office or were can
didate for appointment were promoting
tbla legislation, and it was added that
should tblt prove to bj the cass it would
likely prove fatal to them.
TBI P AS AMERICAN 00KQRK8S.
tttassJd tb Pan-American Committee
OB Extradition baa nearly perfected a
Irtatv which will bring the Central and
MOM American countries tip to tne point
of modern extradition practices which Is
Stmptined In the lllalne-Pauncefote
treaty. It will provide an cm lent remedy
fotUeeviU now existing through the
lack ot extradition treaties with many of
the Southern countries. The United
ftuw baa no sjttradltlon treaty with
Hoodnraa, banc th fugitive ex-State
Treasurer Burke of Louisiana is living In
UmM eoaotry free from arrest. Wlnslow,
a bos on forgor, la a prominent buslness
la one oif tho Sooth American Re
fWie, and so with msnr other fugitives
IMS jastio In tho UniUd States.
tlOOtJUAOIKO M EULimiSlfTS.
XfHk tb vlsw to encouraging soldtora
ot tne itja.ir army to re-ennst ana to be
come more contented with their occupa
tion the Secretary of War has authorised
the promulgation of a general order
granting to good nien on re-enlisfinent
within one month from date of discharge
f tirlonghs for three or four monlhi ac
cording to rernoteneftMg of station or other
pertinent circurnttanceu. The re-enlist-inent
may be either at the station at
whic h discharm-d or other military post,
dco'jt. or recruiting station. Men re en
listing at depot ot the general recruiting
eervice will lie permitted to select the
tr -op, company, or hattery for which they
enlint, provided it is not already full. The
furloughs will tie granted bv the et or
riejMit commander and will authorize the
person to go anywhere within tne United
PP.OBABI.g KEDCCTIOX IS T TAaf..
A reduction of the rate of postage on
mercliandice will twrhaiw 1 mde hy the
present Congress if I tie Hone 0 i U time
to consider the subject. Tlie mn"er is
now before a subcunirniltee ot the Hou-e
Cjimnittee on Pot U81 -es, which Is din
p:ted lo report such a bill as that intro
duced early In tha session by tim. lliug
ham of l-'hiladelohia. This bill provide
"that mailable matter of the third cln.ts
shall consist of all matter now embraced
by law in tbe third aud fourth claxses
and that the postage on the same shall be
at the rat of one cent for each two
ounces or fraction thereof, which nhnll he
fully prepaid." Tne prcsuit rato on
fomth-cless matter U one cent an ounce,
or double the rate pro;KW. The con
solidation! of the two clni of matter
printed matter and merchandise would
simplify the flilicailou of the mlnl
regulations for both the goveriimeut
rjRi .-inU au i tne public.
FI.'CTIOS OF ftKPIiPSKNTATVKt.
Mr. Hoat Introduced a bill In t ie S-.-nate
Tuesday to irescrib ill part l:i- luquner
of the I'lec'ion of in-:mher of Cougreia,
and It was rete-re I to I lie (Ji'iiiuittea on
Prlvil ",'e and Kie'-tious. It provides that
in nil Suites ot the Union It 'inesontatives
to Congr -as all at i le elect d in and for
tie dwtric'B n nv ih.it D d hy law until
Hie i:p;ejr! ioniii lit of It pr s 'iitali yes
khall be made liy Cotigren u cording to
the rensns to be taken In IS W, any law ot
such H'ate herfliiltep lo l. pawd to th
contrary noiwithetanding. Mr. Hoat
sl:iteil that a fear had been expressed in
various quirter.i tlmt there would he nn
attempt to make new IS -prea ntatlve dls
trictaito take effect at tho next election),
and to gerryinaiuler some .States lu the
Inlerct of one or the oilier political party
before tha next cnatn. Tiie liill propbsocl,
he said, in the Interest of j nt'c lo apply
to all tne States under tin constitutional
power given to (.'o:igre-s to pr-Mc.rihe und
after the mode of electing K'pi'ese.nta
lives for the next C.ngres (iml'-ss thp
new apporihi'im int be mevlou-ly ma le)
and shall taks place in existing nidricts.
DtSCU.SS!OS OF TIIK MRW V.VU.S.
Mr. Cannon of Hiiro's called up foi
consideration the prop'Wid coda of rule!'
Tuesday and offered a resolution provid
in Iliat generel detmte. shall clcne at J
o'clock Wednesday, and that (after de
bale under the llve-mlntre rule) Ilie pre
vious question Khali he con-ii lerad as
ordered at, 4 o'clnelt. Vioroui protests
against cutting oil of discussion In mill
short order were made by Aleisr-:. -Mc
Millin. Springer, McCrearV, and Flower,
but they were of no rff;ct, and Mr.
Camion demanded tho previous question.
The House would not sustain tnls de
mnnd, and, many ltepublicans votind
against it, the demand was rejected hj
nn overwhelming vote ot 58 to Hit Mr.
Springer then olTorod a resolution pro
viulng that general dclia'o shall proceed
until ad J hi rumen r. Wednesday, aftet
whic1! the codo shall bo considered nndei
the five-minute rule till J o'clock Friday,
when the previous question shall be con
sidered as ordered. This resolution wa
adopted without objection, aud Mr. Can
nun goo 1-iialtiredly crossed over to th
Lh-mocrat nid i and congratulated bis col
league upon his succes.
TFIE PCItB FOOD QUESTION.
The pnre food agitation Is under was
once mors. liilis have been Introduced
in both Homes, and are before the
proper committees. Tho farmers seem to
take the most Inter est lu the matter, bo
catiMO they claim to suffer the most by the
growing practice of adulterating all kinds
of food. The last CungrssaauthoriZ'd the
Agricultural Department to make a
special investigation into this malter,
and it has prepared some rather startling
information on the snhj ;ct. According lo
the report of the special agent about IS
per cent of tho food sold la this country
represents "adulteration, sophistication,
and misbranding, making a total loss in
the people or about i7.rj,OJO,00 a year."
The export trade Is sulci to have been
greatly Injured by the adulteration", par
ticularly in butter, cheese, lard, and other
agricultural products. Many putltions in
favor of legislation bavo been received
from the Kntional Grange, l'atrons of
Husbandry, nnd from local .and Stale
granges, wheels, and clubs In all parts ol
tho country, nnd also from the Knight of
Labor and various trade organizations.
NEW CIVIL 8F.KVICK BILL.
A number of nmemlmenta embodying
the views of congressmen on the civil ser
vice law have been presented. Mr. Cou
ncil wishei.lo excdutle employes of the
railway mail Bervlco trom Its provisions.
Senator Chandler does not want the law
to effect any officers and employes of the
government except uch as may be en
gaged in performing duties which are
merely clerical, and not to include any
officers or employes whose duties are
technical or scientific In character. Half
a do in measures have been introduced
to provide for the apportionment of tho
offices among the various congressional
districts. Mr. Wheeler wants It done by
flic civil service commissioners and Mr.
Cheadle wishes a new bureau crea'cd to
have charge of appointments. Mr. SiOne's
bill differs from most of the others In t hat
the District of Columbia Is to be allotted
its quota of appointments in proportion to
Its population. One of the greatest
changes Is proposed by Mr. llxilhnian,
who fathers a bill which provides that the
political affiliations of each anpllcatit for
office shall be stated. The selections for
offices are to le made alternately from
members of the two leading parties who
have passed the required examination.
Ho also wants the appointments ap
portioned nmong the states and tor-tsrrtr-orlos.
each arjoolntoe to hold office
tor a term ot eight years and be incfiguue
to a reappointment, eranloyes to b1) dis
missed only for improper conduct, insub
ordination or Incompetency, but in no
case on account of pclitlcal opinions
which thev may bold. Mr. Hrowster pre
sents a bill to fix the tenure of nffi :e of tho
public officials who nre nominated by the
President, with the excoption of the heads
of departments, nt lour yours. If any
official be removed the cause shall be
stated In writing and the discharged man
furnished with a copy of the complaint
against blin. Mr. Chlpman thinks no one
Should be debarred from appointment on
account of niio. The shortest of all the
bills are those which are prepared by Rep
resentatives llouk, Kwart and others.
These measures propose the repeal of the
whole civil service law.
riiimliing In Old Koine.
Koccnl iiivrstijjjiUioiis in Koino show
that the aticicdit plumbers of tho KleTii;tl
city wr obHi:'l lo lie very pnrtlculur
with limit work. Thoru hnvu been un
earthed grout quantities of lend wa
ter li)o, fiu'li l'liiinly slamjictl wilu tho
name of tho owner of tho house, the
year of tho plumbing, tho name of the
consuls for that year, and that of the
nv ro-, KAfrntxri-. --.::ry
A!hnr of un.-f(m ;'' .'-. 7. ';:!,'
"y.o-'.-x.Vx H 7, i'ii," "Tin- i-' -'i
of iuiy.il l.yitM-.iu.J."
CHAPTER YIIL "'LABORAllK EST ORARE."
My mistress (how I loved to call her by
that iwdip!) was beginning to give Die ber
confidence. In a little while I grew quite
at my ease with her.
She would sit down some times and ques
tion me about the liooit I was reading, or.
If we talked of the children, she would ak
my opinion of them in a way that chowed
She told me more than once that her
husband was quite wit ifiied with me; the
children thrived mm'.t my tare, IU-egie
especially, for .lover was somenh.it frail
and delicate. It gratified me to hear this,
bir a longe r acquaintance with Mr. Mor
ton had not lessened my sense of awe in
his presence (I had had to feel the pressure
of Ids Mining will before I bad been many
r. -eeks in his house, and though I bad sub
mitted to his enforced commands, they
had co-t me my only tears of humiliation
and yet all the time I knew lie was per
fectlv just iu his demands). The occasion
It was a rule that w hen visitors asked
to see the c hildren a very frequent oc
currence hen Miu. Morton received at
home that the head nurse should bring
them into the blue drawing-room, as It
was called. On twe? afternoons I bad
shirked this duty. With all my boasted
courage, the idea of facing all those
strangers was singularly obnoxious; I
chose to consider myself privileged to in
fringe this part of my office. I dressed
the children carefully, and bado Hannah
take them to her mother. I thought the
girl looked at me nnd hewituted a mo
ment, but her habitual respect kept ber
My dereliction of duty escaped notice
on the first afternoon; Mr. Mortou was
occupied with a committee, and Mrs. Mor
ton was too gentle and considerate to hint
that my presence was desired, but on the
second nfteruooti Huutitih came up looking
a little Hurried.
Master had not seemed pleased some
how: he hud spoken quite sharply before
the visitors, nnd asked where nurso was,
that s!io bad not brought the children
as usual, and the mistress had looked
uncomfortable, and bad beckoned him to
1 took no notice of Hannah's speech, for
I had a hasty tongue, and might have
said things that I should have regretted
afterward, but my temper was decidedly
milled. I took Keggie ns quickly as pos
sible from her arms, and carried him of!
Into the other room, I wanted to be alone
and recover myself.
I cried a good denl, much to Hvpgie'f
distress; he kept patting my cheeks and
calling to me to kiss him, so that at Inst 1
was obliged to leave off. I had Indeed
met with a difficulty. I could hear the
roaring of the chained lions behind me,
but I said to myself that I would not be
beaten; If my pride mu."t suffer, I should
get over tho unpleasantness In time. Why
should 1 be nfruid of people Just because
they wore silks nnd satins and were stran
gers to mef My fears were undignified
and absurd; Mr. Mortou was right; I had
shirked my duty.
I Imiied that nothing more would be sale)
about It, and I determined that the follow
ing Thursday I would face the ordeal; bul
I was not to escape so cosily.
When Mrs Morton came Into the ntirs
ery that evening to bid the children good
night, I thought she looked a Utile preoc
enpied. She kissed them, and asked mo
rattier nervously, to follow her Into tlif
"Merle," she said, rather hurriedly, "1
hope you will not mind what I am golnp
to say. My husband lias asked ruo t
p.pcak to you. lie seemed a little put out
.1.1. nt-m-noou; U did not pleaso him that
Hannah should take your place with th
"Hannah fold me so whoa she cams up
In spite of all my efforts to restrain my
temper, I nm afraid my voice was a little
sullen. I had newr answered licr In such
a tone before. I would obey Mr. Mor
ton; I knew my own position well enough
for that, but they should both seo thai
this part of my duty was distasteful to
To my Intense surprise she took my
baud and held It geutly.
"I was afraid you would feel it in this
way. Merle, but I want you to look upon
it from another point of view. You know
that my husband forewarned you that
your position would entail diltlcultlcs.
Hitherto things have been quite smooth;
now comes a duly which you own by your
manner to be bitterly distasteful. I sym
pathize with yon, but my husband's
wishes are sacred; lie is very particular on
this point. Ho you think for my sake tlmt
yon could yield In this?"
She still held my hand, and I own that
the foolish feeling crossed me that I was
glad that she should know my hand was
ns soft bb hers, and as she spoke to mo In
thnt beseeching voice all Hullenness left
''Thero Is very little that I would not do
for your sake, Mrs. Morton, when you
have been so good to ruo. Please do not
say another word about It. Mr. Morton
was right; I have been utterly in the
wrong; 1 feel that now. Xext Thursday I
will bring down tbe childreu into the
She thanked me so warmly thnt she
made mo feel still more ashamed ot my
self; it seemed such a wonderful thing
that my mistress should stop to entreat
where alio could by right command, but
she was very tolerant of a girl's wayward
ness. She did not leave me even then, but
changed the subject. She sat down and
talked to mo for a few minutes about my
self and Aunt Agatha. I had not been
home yet, and she wanted mc to fix some
afternoon when Mrs. Garnett or Trnvers
could take my plnco.
"We must not let you get too dull,
Merlo," she said, gently. "Hannah is a
good girl, but she cannot be a companion
to you iu any sense of the word." And
perhaps in that she was right.
I woko the following Thursday with a
aense ot uneasiness oppressing me, so
largely do our small fears magnify them
selves when indulged. As tho afternoon
approached I grew quite palo with appre
hension, and Hannah, with unspoken
sympathy sho had wonderful tact for a
girl only hinted at the matter in a rouud
I had dressed Reggie, In his turquols
blue velvet and was fastening my clean
frilled apron over my black gown, when
Hannah said, quietly, "Well, It is no won
der master likes to show people what sort
of unrse he has got. I don't think any
one could look m nice in a cap and apnm
as you do. Miss Kenton. It is just as
though you were making believe to be a
servant like me, and it would not do any
how." I smiled a little at Hannah's homely
compliment, but I confess it pleased n;e
and gave me courage. I felt fctill more
like myself whea my boy put his dimpled
arms round my neck, and hid his dear
face on my shoulder. I could not per
suade him lo lo-iwii his hold until his
mother i2 to him; and there wast
Joyce holding tightly to my gown all the
The room was so full that it almost
made me giddy. It was good of Mrs.
Morton to rise from ber beat and meet me,
but all her coaxing speeches would Uot
make Iteygfe do more than raise his head
from my shoulder. He tut in my arm?
like a baby prince, beating off every one
wllli bis little bauds, and refusing even to
go to his father.
Kverv one wanted to kiss him, and
carried him from one to another. Joyce
had left me at once for lier mo;her. Some
of the ladles questioned me about the
children. The spoke very civilly, but
their inqumilivj gi.m-"S mad'! my lace
burn, and It wus with ildilculty lb it 1
nurle bultable replieM. Once 1 looked up,
nnd saw that Mr. Morion vi.'is watching
me. His gbiuce was critical, but not un
kind. I ha I a feeling then tiial he was
subjecting me purposely to Uiis test.
must carry out my theory into practice
I am convinced all lliis was in his mind us
be looked nt me, and I no longer bore a
grudga against him.
Not long afterward I had an opportuni
ty of lcaruiug thut be could owu himsell
of snowdrops and violets. I bought a few
for Aunt Agatha, then 1 remembered tlmt
Uncle Keith had a weakness for a partic
ular sort of scone, and I bought somo aud
a slice of rich Dundee seed-cake. I felt
like a school-giil providing a little home
feast; but bow pleasant it is to cater for
those we love! I was glad when my g'.iort
journey was over, and I could see the
river shimmering n steely blue in the
spring sunshine. The old church towers
seemed more venerable and picturesque.
As I walkc.i uowu High Street I looked at
tho well known shops with an iulerest 1
never felt before.
When I reached the cottage I rang very
softly, that Aunt Agathu should not be
disturbed. 1'atience uttered a pleased ex
clamation when she caught sight of me.
"Is It really yourself. Miss Merle? I
could hardly believe my eyes. Mistress
is Iu there reading," pointing to the drawing-room.
"She has not heard the bell,
I'll be bound, so you cau surprise her
I octed on Patience's hint, and opened
the door noiselessly. How cozy the room
looked In the (Ire-light! ami could any
sight bo more pleasuut to my eyes than
dear Aunt Agatha sitting In her favorite
low chair, in her well-worn black silk and
pretty lace cap? I shnll never forget her
look of delight when she saw me.
"Merle! Oh, you dear child! Do you
mean it is really you? Come hero nnd let
me look nt you. I want to see what
seven weeks of hard work hns doue for
But Aunt Agatha's eyes were very dim
as she looked,
"There, sit down, and get warm," giv
ing me an energetic little push, "and tell
me all about It. Your letters never do
you Justice, Merle, I must hear your ex
perience from your own lips."
What a talk that was! It lusted all the
afternoon, until Patience came iu to set
the tea-table, and we heard Undo Keith's
boots on the scraper; even that sound wns
musical to me. When he entered the
room I gave him a good hug, and bad put
some of my violets iu his button-hole long
before he had lcftoir saying "Jiir-rumph"
in his surprise.
'She looks well, Agatha, does she not?"
he observed, as we gathered round the
tea table. "So the scheme has held out
for seven weeks, eh? You have not come
to tell us you are tired of being a uurscf"
, "No, indeed," I returned, indignantly.
"I nm determined to prove to you and the
whole world that my theory Is a sensible
one. I am quite happy in my work per
fectly happy, Uncle Keith. I would not
part with my children for worlds. Joyce
is so um using, and as for Keggie, lie is
such a darling that I could not live with
"It is making a woman of Merle, I can
seo that," observed Aunt Agatha, softly.
"I confess I did not like the plan nt first,
but If you make it answer, child, you will
have me for n convert. You look just ns
uico uud just as much a lady as you did
wheu you were leading a useless life hero.
Never mind If iu time your hands grow a
little less soft and white; that is a small
matter if your heart expands aud your
conscience is satisfied. You remember
your favorite motto. Merle?"
"Yes, indeed, Aunt Agatha Lnhnrnre
est orctrc. Now I must go, for Uncle Keith
Is pulling out his watch, which means 1
have to catch my train."
lSutiis I trudired over the bridge beside
him in tho starlight, and saw the falut
gleams lying on the dark, shadowy river,
a voice seemed to whisper to my luucr
consciousness, "Courage, Merle; a good
beginning makes n glad ending. Hold
fast to your motto inborn re est orarc."
(To lie Continued.)
The Deadly Cold Bed.
If trustworthy statistics coulil bo had
of tho number of persons who dio every
year or bocomo permanently diseased
from slueiiincr in damp or cold beds
they would probably bo astonishing anil
appalling, says Good Housekeeping. It
is a peril that constantly besels travel
ling men, and if they aro wise they
will invariably insist on having their
beds aired and dried, oven at the risk
of causing much trouble to their land
lords. But the peril resides in the
house and the cold "sparo room" has
slain its thousands of hapless' guests,
and will go on with its slaughter till
people learn wisdom. Not only tho
guest but tho family suffer tho penalty
of sleeping in cold rooms and chilling
their bodies at a time when they need
all of their bodily heat by getting be
tween cold sheets. Even iu warm sum
mer weather a cold, damp bed will get
in its deadly work. It , is a needless
peril, and tno neglect to provido dry
rooms and beds has in it the clement of
murder and suicide.
The "Pilgrim's Prvpresg" has been
translated into Ainhario,tlie language of
Abyssinia. The book hu now been
TaJJtWteU int eighty-four languages.
" TAKEN IN."
" I usl often to read the newspaper aloud
to my wife," said Bert Robinson, "and once
I was fairly ' taken in' by a patent medicine
advertisement. The seductive paragraph
liegan with a modest account of the sea
serjietit, but ended by setting forth the vir
tues of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discov
ery, which, it was alleged, was a sure cure
for all Bronchial, Throat and Lung troubles,
anil would even cure Consumption, if taken
in time. Tho way I was taken in was this:
I bad lung disease, and I bought a bortlo
of the remedy; I was a stranger to it, aud it
took me in and cured me." Robinson's
experience is identical with that of thou
sands of others. So true is this, that after
witnessing, for many years, tho marvelous
cures of Bronchial, Throat and Lung affec
tions wrought by this wonderful remedy, its
manufacturers fuel warranted in selling it
as they nre doing, through druggist, under
a positive guarantee that, if taken in time
and given a fair trial, it will relieve or cure
In every case, or money paid for it will Ito
refunded. No other remedy for such malu-
unions Headache, Dizziness, Constipation, Indiges
tion, Billons Attacks, and all derangements of the stomach and
bowels, aro promptly relieved and permanently cured by the use of
BR. PIERCE'S PELLETS.
They are Purely Vegetable and Perfectly Harmless.
As a LIVER PIIiIi, tncqualedl
ONE PELLET A DOSE !
The popular people, that is, the peo
ple popular socially, are the adaptable
ones. The man who doesn't believe
his host is responsible for the weather,
or his lack of appetite, or the fact that
most of the people are strangers to him,
or tlmt his clothes are uncomfortable,
is the man who is going to be in
vited out very often. The woman
who doesn't expect her friends to
lie always at the fever beat of affection,
who doesn't expect them lo keep a day
book of her likes and dislikes, who
doesn't want the best seat in tho opera
box, and wiio doesn't complain if she
has lo entertain somebody who isn't as
yet a celebrity, is the comfortable one
and the one that everybody is glad to
meet again. Slio is certain to make
even stupid people bright, or, better
si ill to make them think themselves
bright, and she is equally certain to bo
a tolerably happy person herself, for
there is a great deal of truth in what
one of the slum sisters so funnily said:
"If you make other people 'uppy you've
a 'appincss in your own art that eawu't
come in any oilier way."
If you ask a man how you had better
dress to go to the theater, he'll say,
"Oh, wear a black frock and a little
bonnet." Then, if you tell him you
haven't got a black frock that is lit to
wear, he'll ask "if you don't own some
quiet brown thing?" Very young men
and very old men, those bearing second
childhood, liko to takeout women who
are conspicuous by their handsome
gowning, but tho real man, the best
type of the man of tho world, prefers
that, while a woman is well, she should
still be quietly dressed. An observant
citizen, whoso opinions of men in gen
eral and women in particular are good,
said he'd rather have, -when hu took
out a woman he cared for, a man say
to him tiie next day, "Tommy, my boy,
who was that quiet little lady with you
last evening?" than to have liim rush
up to him and say, "Tom, you can't
keep that to yourself. You've got to
introdueo that stunning creature to me.
Never saw such a beauty in my life.
What a lucky fellow you arcr Men
are a hundred times more sensitive ou
the subject of refinement in women
than women believe, and tho young
woman who is given to cigarette smok
ing, who "slings slang" like a man,
who talks nbout the fellows, and who
never flinched beforo mouse or cow, is
apt iu time to bo relegated by them to
tho world in which she belongs. Men
are decidedly tho best judges of what
is desirable iu women, and they seldom
have a deep-seated admiration for the
fast or horsey oucCliicaijo Inter
Ocean. A Prollllo Playwright.
Speaking of Uotieieault reminds mo
of how little we really know about the
men who wrilo plays nnd their words.
Think of it! Steele Maekaye, although
yet a young man, less than forly-fire,
has written and produced twenty dif
ferent plays, nearly every one of
which has run from lifly to a hundred
nights in one locality, llesides this
vast, amount of work ho has built
three theatres and opened them with
his own productions. Yet not more
than one theatregoer in a thousand
who will look at Ids wonderful play of
"Paul Kativnr" and his still more re
markablo one of "Art Arrant Knave,'
which lie recently wrote for Stuart
Robson, can recall throo plays from
this remarkable man's pcu.
dies is sold under such trying conditions; no
ordinary remedy could sustain itself under
such a plan of sale.
For all chronic or lingering Coughs, Weak
Lungs, Spitting of Blood, Bronchitis, Short
ness of Breath, Asthma, and kindred ail
ments, it is a most potent remedy. While it
cures these diseases it also cleanses the blood,
invigorates the liver, improves digestion, and
builds up both flesh and strength. Contains
no alcohol to inebriate, no sugar or syrup to
sour or ferment in the stomach and inter
fere with digestion. It is a concentrated,
fluid, vegetable extract Dose small and
pleasant to taste. It stands alone in the field
of moibcine, and is as peculiar in its won
derful curative efTects as in its composition.
Therefore, don't lie fooled into taking some
thing recommended as " just as good." Bear
in mind, it's the only Liver, Blood and Lung
Remedy possessed of such transcendent
curative properties as to warrant its manu
facturers in sidling it under a printed cer
tificate of tuaranten, which wraps every
Ixirtle. Wokld's Dispensary Medical
Association, Proprietors, 603 Main Street,
Buffalo, N. Y.
EASIEST TO TAKE.
Tracking Snakes By Scent.
When the Australian black fellow is
ushed and can find no other game he
itches snakes, lizards, iguanas and
.angaroo rats, the wiliest and most
gilo of all wild animals ou their own
ground and amid surroundings the
most favorable to their concetument,
by simply exercising their faculties of
a superior wild animal.
With those wonderful, great brown
eyes of ins he can see the faintest trail
where a snake has zigzagged through
the dry moss and leaves, or the slight
est footmark whero an iguana had fled
from his approach to its refuge in a
hollow tree, says the Forest and Stream.
When daylight fails bira and tho dews
of evening begin to fall, his broad nos
trils take up the chase, and, stooping
down among the bushes, with a tough
forked stick in his hand to support him
in his tiring attitude, ho follows the
track as unerringly as any bloodhound.
When he runs a snake to earth, if he
cannot surprise it in the open and kill
it by a sudden blow of his stick, he
squats over its hole, holding the fork
ed end of his slick downward, and
makes a low, hissing or whistling
sound with his lips.
Soon the snake puts his head out of
tho hole and peers around. In au in
stant tho forked stick descends aud
fixes it to the ground by the neck, and
the black fellow, seizing it firmly by
his muscular hands just behind tho
head, so that it cannot bite him, drags
it out of the hole and twists its head
off; or, if it is to strong for that, pounds
it on the ground till its back is broken.
So with the igattnas aud all the other
animals. The black fellow never loses
their trail whim once he gets upon it,
and having followed them to their lair,
he patiently awaits until they come out
or until he is ablo to get a hand iu aud
put them out.
The black fellows declare, and prob
ably with truth, that not a single ani
mal can escape them if they have time
to hunt a piece of desert country thor
oughly. When they waut to return to
camp they can follow their own trail
by sight with the greatest ease, but
they say they cannot follow their own
trail by scent at all. It has no scent
for them, though another man's has a
strong scent. This is one of the most
curious facts connected with these
strange people; but it is only in accord
with the well-known natural phenom
ena. Rome, from being a city set upon,
leven hills, is likely to bo a seaport.
The mountain is not to be cast into the
sea, but a profane American company
is willing, for the sum of 68,000,000
'ranee, to undertake to bring the sea
'o the mountain by means of a canal
eleven miles long. The scheme was
suggested hy (iaribaldi and has since)
been approved by Lesseps.
On tho Verge of a Panic.
Jackson (whose financial credit is
gone): "I tell you, Withcrboo, we are
on tho vcrgo of a financial panic."
Witherbec: "Pshaw! What makes you
think that?" (Confidentially): "Well,
sir, bagley and Roberts used to lend
me small sums a year ago, but when I
go to them nowadays for a five or a
ten tlioy tell me frankly that they
haven't got it. Bagley and Roberts
arc two of our best business men, too.
I tell you, sir, we're going to hare m
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