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BALLAD OP DREAMLAND.
I bid ajy heart In a nest of roses.
Oat of the sun's rays bidden apart,
Ib a softer bed than the soft white snorts is.
Under the roses I hid my heart.
Why should I sleep not? Why should it start
When never a leaf tho rose tree stirred!
What made sleep (hitter his wings and part!
Only the song of a 6ecret bird.
lie etfll, I said, for the wind's wing closes,
And mild leaves muffle the teen sun's dart;
Lie still, for the wind on the warm sea doses.
And the wind is unquictcr yet than thou art.
Does a thought in thee still as a thorn's srouai
Does the fanjr still fret theo of hope deferredf
What bids the lips of thy sleep dispart?
Only the song of a secret bird.
The green land's name that a charm incloses,
It never was writ in the traveler's chart.
And sweet on its trees as the fruit that prows k,
It never was sold in tho merchant's mart.
The swallows of dreams through its dim field
And sleep's are the tunes in its tree tops heard;
No hound's nolo wakens the wild w ood liarr.
Only the song of n secret bird.
In tho world of dreams I have chosen my part,
To Meep for u season and hear no word
Of tho true love's truth or the light love's art.
Only tho song of a secret bird.
DEMOCRACY MEANS FREE TRADE.
6 Say tho Best Authorities as Hera
Even the corsets of Connecticut, around
which hover so many happy associations,
or tho brier wood pipes of Knickerbocker,
aro not safe from tho intercliangcablo
piracies of tho tariff. Oh! tho beauty of
reciprocal rascality! Gentlemen seem to
tako umbrago because wo call these tariffs,
which tako from ono class to glvo to an
other, robbery. But I have tho best
ethics for tho statement that tho right of
property is violated bv tho individual by
cheating, stealing, robbery, or violation
of contract; and universally, justas theso
crimes prevail, production languishes, in
dustry diminishes, and the richest Boil
falls theso few and impoverished inhabi
tants. But when government lays its
powerful grip on tho property of tho citi
zen to bestow that property on favored
enterprises, it is nono tho less robbery bo
causo dono under tho forms of law. Mr.
Cox (Dem.), New York, Tariff Debate,
Mr. Cox is ono of tho most popular men
in the house, and his speech was received
witk.frcquent outbursts of applauso from
ttoDemocrutic side. A more unequivocal
argument for free trado was never mado
by Richard Cobdcn or John Bright, and
his Democratic associates wcro uproarious
with delight when ho denounced protected
American industries as a band of brigands,
robbers, cut throats, with Pennsylvania
as the "Robert Mccairo of tho lot." Jffo
tako it that nobody can doubt, so fur" as
Mr. Cox is concerned, that his kind of
Democracy means f ree trade. Tho signs
of appreciation and sympathy with which
his assaults upon protection wore wel
comed indicate that tho Democracy that
applauded him stands for free trado also.
ft Is to tho Now York World that the
Cobden club is chiefly looking as tho most
likely sphere for its vigorous foreign pol
icy. It has dono what it can in Europe,
and It is now tuniiug its eyes westward
and bracing itself for tho strugglo which
Is to coma It cauuot rest while tho
United Statesman) unsubdued. London
Times, July 18, 1880.
The campaign of tho Cobden club In
1880 was a disastrous failure, although
ono of its most ingenious writers, Augus
tus Mongrcdicn, eloquently appealed to
American farmers to vote for a tariff for
revenue only. In 1883 Its list of Ameri
can patrons includes threo members of
President Cleveland's cabinet, the speaker
of the house, Henry Watterson, author
of the Democratic platform; Frank Ilurd,
and a largo number of prominent leaders
of the administration party. Oao of the
orators on tho Democratic gido of the
house delivered during tho tariff debate
an eloquent eulogy of Cobdcn as one of
the strongest, and most useful friends
America over had abroad; and this he fol
lowed up with a handsome tribute to tho
Cobdcn club. Times have changed since
the Mongredian pamphlet was circulated
secretly among American farmers. Tho
administration is now the ally of the Cob
The soul and body of the tax reduction
which is proposed by the Democratic
party for tho benefit of tho peoplo is con
tained, therefore, in tho clauses of the
Mills bill which admit wool free of duty
and reduco to about 40 per cent, tho duties
on woolen goods. There is the test of
Democracy. Charleston News and Cou
rier. Those ore tho characteristic clauses of
the measure, aud they stand for free trade
and nothing elso. Tho Democratic party
In tho last two tariffs it framed before
the war did not daro to put wool on tho
freo list. It does this now, and opens tho
way for importations of foreign woolens,
ana thereby proclaims the free trado
policy, which is gradually to bo extended
to Iron, steel ana everything else.
Tho messago addressed by President
Cleveland to congress this week is tho
boldest and most statesmanliko document
that has proceeded from tho White IJouso
for many a year. Mr. Clove-land showr.
clearly that n sweeping reduction of tbt
tariff is inovitablo. Tho mes
sage nevertheless has had a depressing
effect upon tho stock markets. Thero is
hardly a slnglo industry in tho United
States that is not interested In maintain
ing protect! vo duties. London Statist,
Dec 12. 1887.
True enough! There la, as this high
Inandnl authority of England states,
hardly a single American industry that is
not vitally interested in tho maintenance
f protection. British Industries lie in
the other direction. Now York Tribune.
Food In tho Canaries.
Ono of the first things to attract my
sotico in tho Canary Islands was the
healthful appearanco and fino develop
ment of tho common people. Thero is no
doubt that they aro by birth a superior
race, but it is also truo that they use a
food which, being highly nutritious, must
contribute to their physical development
Thero is nothing mysterious about this
article, which is known as golio. It is
simply tho flour mado from any of tho
cereals, by Tmrching or roasting before
grinding. Ono can scarcely pass through
any Village of tho Canaries without wit
nessing somo step in tho preparation of
this food. Tho groin is first picked over,
then roasted above a charcoal fire, and af
terward ground at tho windmills which
abound everywhere. When it is to bo
eaten, milk, soup or any other fluid is
mixed with it. without further cooking.
Nothing can bo more "handy" than such
an artlclo of food.
Tho Canarian laborer, if ho goes forth
to his wort alone, takes with him somo
gofio in abag mado of the stomach of a
Eld; if there aro several persons, tho skin
of a kid Is used. When meal time has
arrived, a little water is poured into tho
baa with the gofio, tho mixture is well
' shaken and .the meal is prepared without
further ado. Tho Canarian archipelago
consists of seven inhabited islands, with
aropalation of 280,000 persons. At least
200,000 of them livo.cconomically on gofio,
as their fathers did before them, from
time Immemorial. The food is said to bo
not only delicious and wholesome for
those who are not accustomed to it, but
to possess also a tendency to counteract
certain digestive ills to which tho civilized
stomach is heir, thus restoring man, in a
nieasure, to tho physical condition of the
sappy savage. -Cor. Popular Science
Trees la tire Streets.
Borne portions of New York are hand
some enough to rank it with Paris among
the beautiful cities of tho world; others
are almost wretched and dirty enough to
class it with Constantinople. It is a
strange jumble of splendor and squalor,
beauty and ugliness. As a rule, however,
the portions Inhabited by the rich and
wtelltodo classes will compare favorably
with the HtnllnT portions of almost any
dty in the world, and somo of our noble
streets cannot be matched -nywhero. The
chief defects in theso sections are tho
lack of parks and tho still more glaring
Jack of trees in tho streets. London is
studded all over with private squares,
which are. selfishly reserved for the fami
, lies living about them; but they do form
precious breathing spots, and if the poor
shllttrsB-cannoUcp insidejhexcan at least
play on tne siaewauc unaernpatn tno few
tree branches that hang over the railings.
These numerous parks go far to redeem
the blackness and ugliness of London
Paris has not so many parks, but trees
flourish almost everywhere in its streets,
and make them a delight to the eye.
Washington, once a shabby Maryland vil
lage, now conspicuous among capitals for
its beauty, owes a largo part of its charms
tothe far sighted policy that planted a
hundred thousand trees along Its broad
avenues. But New York, which has
fewer parks by far than it should have, is
almost absolutely devoid of trees. The
stranger, driving up Fifth avenue, looks
with wonder down each street ho passes,
seeing only long tunnels of brown stone,
and not a tree, nor so much as a sprig of
anything green, to break tho monotony.
A general system of tree planting would
m a few years transform this city with its
great array of handsoino houses into a
city that for stateliness and beauty would
bo the talk of the world. New York Tri
bune. The Spirit of a Tiger.
Tho dread of ghosts is common to all
aboriginal races of India, from which it
lias been very generally adopted by their
Aryan conquerors, and even by the lower
classes of Mohammedans. All ghosts
aro believed to bo mischievous, and somo
of them bitterly malicious, and tho only
means employed to opposo their rancor
Is to build shrines for them, and to make
them offerings of a fowl, a pig, or, on
rrand occasions, of a buffalo. Any severe
illness, andv more especially any epidemic
dibcaso, such as smallpox or cholera, is
attributed to tho malignancy of certain
of these spirits, who must bo propltiuted
Tho man tiger Is. perhaps, the most
dreaded of all these demon ghosts; for
when n tiger has killed a man tho tiger is
considered safe from harm, as tho spirit
of tho man rides upon his head and guides
him clear of danger. Accordingly, it is
believed that "tho only sure niodo of de
stroying a tiger who has killed many peo
ple fa to begin by making offerings to the
spirits of his victims, thereby depriving
him of their valuable services. The
ghosts most propitiated are of thoso who
havo met a violent or untimely death,
whether by design or by accident, inclu
ding poison and disease Even wretches
who are hanged for then- crimes aro be
lieved to havo tho same powers of causing
evil to tho living as thoso who havo been
killed by tigers or by lightning or by any
other violent cause. London Graphic
Truck Driver and Dot.
Peoplo who know tho truck driver only
from hearing his cursing of his brother
driver of tho car platform do not know
the gentlo depths of kindness to which ho
can descend. Tho other day a small Italian
boy staggered through Stanton street
under a load of long, rough boards, spoil
from some demolished building. A truck
slowly clattered up tho street behind,
and tho boy got ono eyo on it, dropped his
boards, laid them out along tho curbstone,
one end out on tho street and tho other
on tho curb, and looked appeallndy at tho
big Irishman who drovo tho truck. Tho
Irishman grinned and the boy smiled
brightly. Then tho horses wcro swerved,
and tho left wheels of the truck went
crashing over tho boards, smashing them
into easy lengths. The driver and boy
grinned at each other, but neither said a
word. Both were properly gratified.
Now York Sun.
Novel Duel In France.
The French critic, Albert Delpit, a New
Orleans creole, and M. Fcbvro, of the
Comedio Francaiso, recently decided to
settle tho difference arising out of tho
mutual attacks on each other by means of
a duel. Their seconds arranged the pre
liminary conditions of the encounter,
which wcro that Delpit should read aloud
to his adversary a five act comody pre
pared by hi" for the Comedie Francalse,
after which Febvre was to act some of
his principal roles, and the one who first
showed signs of weariness was to be de
clared the vanquished party. Beforo Del
!iit concluded tho reading of his drama
rebvre, with a yawn, extended his hands
in token of reconciliation and declared
himself vanquished. New Orleans Times
Democrat. Not an Absurd Proposition.
Tho problem with scientists is quite
open as to the causo of the red color of
the planet Mars. Astronomers, as a rule,
venture a guess that vegetation on that
world is red instead of green. This is
not at all absurd as a supposition. Our
own planet must have a decidedly red huo
to observers during the brief season of
autumn coloring. But this is not all of
it. All foliago and all bark are rendered
perceptibly redder as winter approaches.
The young wood of trees is rodder in win
ter than in summer. Is our own world
not slowly but surely developing a rosier
hue? Some bunches are a deep crimson
all winter, but gitm all summer. It is
evident that cold weather requires tho
comparative withdrawal of green, and tho
comparative predominance of red. As tho
world grows colder is it not growing also
redder Mars is known to havo a colder
climate than our own, and has probably
gone farther in its floral adaptations to
the cold. Globe-Democrat.
Tho Climax of Good Form.
If your real swells want to bo really
English they must carry their respective
left hands buried to the wrist in their
respective left trousers pockets. All the
dudes In town have taken to doing it, and
every clmppie on Fifth avenue after the
Wednesday matinees was actually lop
sided with tho exertion of reaching the
very bottom seam of hLs left trousers
pocket. If you can let the tips of the
fingers of a pair of tan colored gloves bo
seen iu juxtaposition to your left cuff,
jnst at tho mouth of the pocket, you will
thereby proclaim yourself ono of Wales'
strictest adherents, yo knuw. Don't, as
you vulno your reputation for swelllsh
ness, put your right hand in your right
pocket, for thfs is as much a breach of
good form as it used to be to cany your
gloves with the fingers pointing aft in
stead of forward. New York Mail and
Where Arc Theebaw'. Treasures?
Tho name of Theebaw, formerly king of
Burmah, has almost passed into oblivion
so far as tho general public is concerned.
It has been revived in England, however,
owing to an Inquiry as to what has be
come of tho treasure onco possessed by
Theebaw. When Mandalay was captured
by Sir Henry Prendergast, in 18S5, TJiee
baw's palaco contained booty valued at
twenty lakhs. Theebaw "was permitted
to tako away with him a fow vnluablo
articles, but the larger part of his fortune
was seized by the English. And now,
after an Interval of three years, certain
inquisitive Londoners are wondering what
became of tho rich spoils which fell to
tho conquerors. New York World.
A Tale from the North.
A tale comes from the far north, above
the Arctic circle, that mammoth carcasses
aro found frozen in the ice, and that the
Indians chop them out and feed the meat
to their dogs. These carcasses are as well
preserved as if killed but yesterday,
although they have lain for who knows
how many thousand years in a solidly
frozen state. Undoubtedly these animals
existed coeval with the glacial period and
were indigenous to a tropical climate;
therefore we must reason that this period
came on almost instantaneously, all liv
ing animals were killed by the extreme
cold, and before their flesh could putrefy
it became frozen. Juneau (Alaska) Free
The Houses of Abyssinia,
Tho Abyssinian houses aro small and
circular with roofs going to a point, and
are mostly built of bamboo or cane and
only rarely of wood. As a rule, the peo
ple do not care for living indoors, but
prefer to spend their time in the open
air, sleeping on the ground wrapped in a
skin or rug. The men are hardy, warlike,
combative and rather cruel. Their usual
arms are a lance, a broad sharp sword,
and shield of rhinoceros hide. St. James'
"Who is that ugly looking woman over
"That is my wife, sir."
"Indeed! Here is my card, sir, I'm the
most successful divorce lawyer in the
city." Town Topics.
Ah, Koran, yee the Brass is wet lis early times
And, sure, the sun and you, my pet, should light
us turn about.
The buds uncurl, the swallows whirl, you lead the
And what's the happy news, my pearl, that warms
your heart to-day?
Ah, can't I traco the darling face Pve loved for
And don't I know the April grace where smites
just touch the tears?
There's store galore your basket fills of blossoms
But more, ashore, than daffodills you're bringing'
A four leaved shamrock! happy hour! that prom
ise must come true;
And lucky flower that owns the power to bring
good luck to you!
At other's tread it hides Its bead, and crouched
away in fear.
And pushed its four leaves forth instead the mo
ment you drew near.
And what's the boon the omen brings? for wealth
you'd never seek;
And health and bloom were mocking things to
such a Mayday cheek;
A secret's cheap thoso eyes would keepl I know
the happy lad
But, Oh! one lover's rapture deep will leave a
90ME PERTINENT ANSWERS.
Questions by ths labor Oaadldate for
Mr. Cowdrey, candidate of tne Union
tabor party for president, is a free trader
and asks somo questions that aro eagerly
auoted by Democratio free trado organs,
'no of them Is as follows:
"Have you ever seen a protected manu
facturer nay higher wages than ho was
No, and we havo never heard that manu
facturers in free trade countries paid more
for labor than they were compelled to.
Manufacturers under any tariff system
will buy labor as cheaply as they can. But
it is cosily conceivable that manufacturers.
In consideration of an assured home mar
ket protected from foreign competition, are
willing to pay the higher wages which
such protection enables them to pay. They
make just as much money as If they paid
the European rate of wages, and are natu
rally averse to the labor troubles and
fierce competition in products that would
result from free trade and the Inevitable
reduction of wages. In that respect the
interests of manufacturers and working
men are identical- Here is anotherof Mr.
"If protection prevents us from selling
hi foreign markets, does not protection
make less work instead of more?"
Protection-may prevent us from selling
some manufactures in foreign markets.
But it does not "make less work Instead
of more," except for foreigners. It keeps
out foreign products and therefore makes
moro work instead of less for American
worklngtnen. Free trade would flood our
markets with foreign products, reduco
tho amount of work to be done here, and
reduce the wages for what remained to be
done. We consume 00 per cent, of our
products and export only 10 per cent.
Our homo market Is worth, therefore,
nine times as much to American working
men as the foreign market. What folly
it would be to imperil or sacrifice the home
market for tho uncertainties of foreign
trade! Mr. Cowdrey continues his ques
tioning: "If there is free trade hi labor and high
irotectlve prices for those things which
aborers must buyts not tho laborer being
robbed instead of benefited?"
Is not free trade in labor bad enough
without free trade In tho products of
labor? Would tho evils of unrestricted
importation of labor bo made any more
tolerable by tho unrestricted importation
of tho products of labor? The importa
tion of foreign labor and the products of
foreign labor are one and the same thing
in their effects upon American labor, and
no man In his senses can argue that the
one can bo a cure for tho other.
We havo not heard any complaint from
worklngmen as to the high prices of pro
ducts, or of being "robbed" in tho pur
chase of food, clothing or other articles.
Products of all kinds aro cheap. A fow
of them might be cheaper for a time under
free trade until our borne industries were
destroyed, but we have not heard any
workingman say that he is willing to ac
cept a lower scale of wages on the chance
of getting cheaper products. If there Is
any workingman who Is willing to accept
lower wages for the sake of getting his
clothes a little cheaper let him speak up.
Cheaper products means cheaper wages,
and as littlo that tho workingman buys is
affected directly by the tariff, he has lit
tle to gain ana much to lose by a free
trado tariff for revenue only policy. Ono
moro question from Mr. Cowdrey and wo
"If unprotected industries pay the same
wages as those that aro protected, are
they not as valuable, and, if so, why
burden them by making; them pay heavy
taxes to the protected ones?"
By "unprotected industries" Mr. Cow
drey refers to carpentry, bricklaying and
other mechanical employments whose
troducts cannot, for obvious reasons, be
m ported. Thoy aro, in fact, protected by
a natural barrier that is higher than any
tariff, for we cannot import houses and
immigration does not at first .onset ma
terially affect their employments, as im
migration is mainly of unskilled labor.
But close our mills and factories by free
trade, and tho higher wages our building
mechanics' enjoy would soon be brought
down by enforced competition in then di
rection. Cleveland Leader.
Percentage of Blondes and Brunettes.
In the course of fifteen minutes' walk
on Broadway the other day a reporter
counted 200 women, young and old, with
hair ranging from a medium brown to
the darker shades which all but artists
call black. Only thirteen women were
passed who were of the pronounced blonde
order. Three of these were of the reddish
classes nnd the hair of two had apparently
been bleached. At the theatre, the same
evening, of fifty women within easy
range, six had fair skins, blue eyes and
light hair. They sat surrounded by a
bevy of dark women, who gave its pre
vailing tone to the complexion of the
house. Interest in the result observed
led next morning to a public school. One
class of eighty girls had eight blondes to
seventy-two average browns and bru
nettes. Another of sixty-five girls had
sixteen fair haired pupils to fifty-five
standard brown heads and darker. In a
third class the proportions were seven
light to fifty muddy and dark. The state
ment may be hazarded that not above
8 or 10 per cent, of New. York women
are blondes. Go anywhere where pretty
girls congregate and you meet tall, strik
ing looking figures with dark hair and
big, dark eyes. Is the blonde type disap
pearing, and If so why? New York Mail
Varloas Railway Signals.
One pull of the bell cord signifies
Two pulls mean "go ahead."
Three pulls mean "back up."
One whistle signifies "down brakes."
Two whistle signify "off brakes."
Three whistles mean "back up."
Continued whistles indicate "danger."
Short rapid whistles, "a cattle alarm."
A sweeping parting of the hands on a
level with the eyes means "go ahead."
A slowly sweeping meeting of the hands
over the head signifies "back slowly."
A downward motion of the hands, with
extended arm, signifies "stop."
A beckoning motion with one hand in
A red flag waved up the track indicates
A red flag by the roadside means "dan
A red flag carried on a locomotive signi
fies "an engine following."
A red flag raised at a station means
A lantern swung at right angles across
the track means "stop."
A lantern raised and lowered vertically
is a signal to "start."
A lantern swung In a circle signifies
"back the train." Scientific American.
Faaeral Cereasealea la
The funeral observances are very cere
monious, as might be expected ia a coun
try where the worship of ancestors has so
long been a part of its religion, and the
crave and vaults are reverenced as sacred
places. They are usually oniy snapeiess
mounds of earth or stone, near which are
erected wooden stakes, eight or nine feet
high, with skulls and horns of oxen fixed
or impaled on the wood. These are ob
jects of worship, or at least of special ven
eration, for they are the heads of bullocks
sacrificed in honor of the dead at the
time of burial
It is usual to inter the dead near the
dwelling house, but only families of high
rank build houses or raise any structure
over their tombs. The finest tomb in the
country Is that of the prime minister, now
prince consort. It is situated at Isotry,
near the capital, and Is very large, prob
ably the best piece of native masonry in
the island. It somewhat resembles the
monuments of Assyrian art, although of
modern construction. Here are interred
the sister and other relatives of the prince
consort Demorest's Monthly.
Those who observe law and lawyers
from a safe distance have often noted the
different points which attorneys in vari
ous cities consider the acme of success at
the bar. The Philadelphia lawyer thinks
a successful trial of a famous criminal
case the pinnacle of legal ambition. Bos
ton barristers look forward to the time
when they shall hold an Infinite number
of huge trust estates, and thus avoid the
wrangling scenes of the court room. Tho
New York lawyer has universal tastes.
He is willing to be a railroad nnd corpora
tion lawyer, a trustee of great estates or a
criminal practitioner. It is all fish which
comes to his net. New York Press
"Every Day Talk."
Like a Lobster Salad.
The greatest drawback to living Inn
rented house next to paying the rent is
that the landlord can paint it any color he
chooses. Two ladies, meeting, discuss
this grievance. "My house," said one,
"is a complete lobster salad. It was had
enough when tho yellow walls and the
green blinds suggested Mayonaiseand let
tuce, but the landlord has put some red
tubs on the lawn, and now we look gar
nished with lobster claws. And your
house Is nlmost as bad. I saw it first on
a gray day, and it was just the color of
spruce gum. But yesterday, in the sun,
it looked lighter." "As if it had been
chewed," assented the tenant sadly.
Concord (N. II.) Monitor
A Baggy Wear aad Tear.
"How much do you suppose it costs,
asked the eccentric statistician, "to pa
for wear and tear on a biurjry?"
He asked the question to answer it, of
tjourso, and replied: "It takes two cents
a mile. That has been figured out by
owners of carriage works, and that is the
lowest figure. Two cents a milo for a
buggy driven at a trot, next como heavy
wagons with loads a fraction higher, and
buggies behind speedy horses are higher
still. About three cents a mile is the
highest, and the wear and tear on all
kludsof vehicles run between two and
threo cents a mile, tho kind of paving,
whether it is sheet or stone, having con
siderable to do with it." "Man About
Town" in Buffalo News.
An Unknown Matrimonial Law.
Sometimes I think that there must be
some kind of unknown law that regulates
tho marriage question, over which man
kind has no control. It frequently hap
pens that tho licenses on a particular day
will nearly all be taken out by persons
living in a particular section of the city
in tho northern, southern, eastern, western
or central portions, as the circumstances
may be. A few days ago nearly every
license, and there were, quite a number
wcro taken out by persons residing in tho
northwestern section of tho city. I have
noticed this peculiarity to occur witlrcon
siderablo regularity, and I have never
been ablo to account for it. Marriage
Liccnso Clerk in Globe-Democrat.
Carious Customs In ranama.
One of tho most curious customs that
attract the attention of strangers in
Panama is to see tho native women walk
ing along the street smoking long, slen
der cigars in much tho fashion that men
do here. It is the custom of the women
thern to gather in the public markets as
early as sunrise to gossip and talk over
affairs while enjoying then morning
smoke. As thero are fow newspapers in
Panama, and a proportionately email
number of readers, the market is the
dace where tho news of the town is to be
earned. New York Evening World.
A Horrible FoMlbUlty.
Editor I see tho clerks iu dry goods
and grocery stores aro forming an early
closing movement. Write a stirring edi
torial standing up for the clerks and de
nouncing their heartless, grasping em
ployers. Assistant I notice that a similar movo
ment has also been started by the poorly
paid and overworked bartenders.
"Eli? Wha ! GuesB you'd better write
on the tariff today." Omalia World.
Huge Plan for Water Supply.
The stupendous plan for supplying
tho city of Liverpool with water involves
tho removal of a win Welsh villago, In
cluding woods, cottages, chnrchea, etc.,
this immense space to bo devoted to a reser
voir four and one-half miles long by half a
mile to a mile brood, and eighty feet deep.
There aro to be three lines of pipe, each
sixty-eight miles long, with filtering beds
and secondary reservoirs, and tho cost of
tho aqueduct alone Is estimated at $18,
000,000. Now York Sun.
Somnambulist' Good Fortaae.
The danger of somnambulism is well
known. A writer in The Century tells of
a piece of good fortune coming from the
habit. A young lady, troubled and anx
ious about a prize for which she was to
compete, involving tho writing of an
essay, arose from her bed in sleep and
wrote a paper upon i -.'abject upon which
she had not lnton t to write when
awake, and this essa. ecured for her the
prize Chicago Herald.
The Law's Delays.
Quibbler-Aw, Grotlus, how are you
getting on with tho c- ;e of Yon Abbatoir,
who chopped his wife . head off?
Coke Poorly, poorly! I had finished ar
guing the seventh appeal yesterday when
when the news reached me that he had
died a natural death in jail. It's useless
for legal talent to contend against tho ec
centric forces of nature. life.
The Disagreeable Side.
"Don't you find tho life of a tramp
very disagreeable?" asked tho farmero
"Oh no," rejoined tho wanderer; "it
ain't half so disagreeable as tho people I
meet. I don't mind the lifo so much as I1
do the dogs and the things I git to eat
When Building a Theatre.
The latest English writer on theatres
holds that a theatre should bo ten feet
distant from other buildings, or at least
it should occupy a corner location. Exits
should be provided on all sides and thero
should bo windows in every part of the
house, both for ventilation and safety.
"Mall Bag University."
The Chautauqua literary and scientific
circle, which Is sometimes called the
"mail bag university," expects to have a
very successful season. It has more than
50,000 regular Btndents in every part of
the country. New York Tribune
There are 621 newspapers printed in
Berlin. Fifty-four are official papers, 70
political, 105 have to do with literature,
science and art, 217 are commercial and
80 religious. New York Son.
Big Watei iihiIiiiis.
Watermelons weighing from fifty to
eighty pounds are often sold in tho San
Francisco markets, and one exhibited last
fall weighed 115 pounds.
The loss in transporting cattle across
the ocean was in 1889 87 per cent. It has
been reduced to 11 per cent.
In the United States the telephone Is
used 505 times, the telegraph ISO times
1 In a minute.
I often bear it spokes asw, the l
That onco bad power my Inmost aoal ta tMaV
Tb kiadto all my face with aakha iaate.
Aad all my heart with secret raptmra IB.
I listen calmly to It, wondering
Where vanished they those old ttea
That used to blanch my cheek, or swiftly Mag
Befce my Ugbt a bunding oust of team
I meet the eyes now, tranquil, usconcecned.
Wbero onco a single Irigbwaed glance I
Those eyes that long ago a pathway tans!
Into the inner temple of my soul.
I bear the old, familiar voice, unmoved,
Whoso faintest tone was mask; ta that day;
No quickened pulse proclaims thejvoice beloved,
Hy quiet heart goes steadfast on her way.
No bitterness, no shadow of regret
Comes up to mar my peace with secret doubt;
I would not live the past again, nor yet
Be quite content to have it blotted out.
Wan mcui'ry, hovering near the far off grave
Of our young lot v. calls back, across the watte,
That all she finds s cold uud lifeless savo
The fow polo mourning flowers herself baa
Bleep on, thou abort lived love; thy grave b deep;
Thy life was bitter, but thy rest ia sweet;
Though o'er thy burial place none pause to weep.
It Is approached by none savtt unshod feet.
Pastry of the Ocean.
A reporter debarred from his usual call
at Deluionico's, lunched at one of the
coffee saloons of Park row. At his table
sat nu old sen bronzed wiilor, who sud
denly nmdo tho unappetizing inquiry of:
"Did you ever eut any lamp oil dough
ontsJ" "Positively, never!" replied the re
porter, with a slight gasp of horror.
Tho old ninu smilingly said: "Well,
they're letter than theso greasy things on
our plates. In my young days I was a
whaler, aud the captains of whaling ships
used to give prizes to the men; something
for Mightiug the first whale, or striking a;
big 200 barrel fellow, the fastest boat's
crew, and so on. A f ter a ship had stowed
her first 1,000 barrels of oil, the crew
would get a barrel of flour as a present
from the captain. When wo tried out
our next sperm wliulo's blubber, the cook
would take a lot of our flour, roll out n
big batch of doughnuts and cook them in
the hot, boiling oil uud first rate they
used to taste when eaten with molasses.
You see tho oil when fresh is just as
sweet as lard, nnd liesides you must con
sider that it is not fish oil at all, for the
whale, you know is an animal." Now
A Cheap Fireproof Stable.
A correspondent of The Hartford Conr
ant rclntes what he suw In Frankfort,
Germany. The loft of a stable had
burned out, and ho asked for the horses,
thinking that they must all have per
ished, but ho was assured that they
were in the stable and all right, for no
smoke nor heat could touch them.
After everything was burned in the
loft, be mudc nn inspection, and found
that the stable was practically fireproof.
They had in its construction used old
railroad ties, placing them threo and a
half to four feet apnrt, nnd then put
arched corrugated iron between the ties,
and filled iu with a mixture of cinders
and lime, making it deep enough to pro
tect the ties. The trap or door to reach
the loft was made of sheet iron, filled in
with the same compound. This kind of
fireprooflug is very cheap and, according
to the writer, is very effective. Scientific
Lawyers Looking for Libels.
There is another and not a small class
of lawyers who industriously peruse the
columns of the press in quest of oppor
tunities to advise the bringing of suits for
libel against a paper that may have men
tioned somebody's name in an uncompli
mentary way. I know of a recent cose
where a paragraph ,epoke somewhat dis
paragingly of a friend of mine. The next
morning when he got to his office he
found a dozen notes from as many at
torneys lying upon his desk. He opened
them, and each contained a slip of the
paragraph in question and all urging him
to bring suit and offering their services.
He had not read the article, and knew
uothing of" It until he opened the bids,
each and every one of which pronounced
the paragraph an outrage. Before he
had read half of them he was boiling over
with indignation against the publisher
Visions of sweet revenge and heavy
damages fairly danced before his aggra
vated eyes. He immediately determined
upon bringing salt and came to me for ad
vice as to which of the bidders he should
select to heal his wounded feelings aud
fill his not overly plethoric purse. I ex
plained to him the glorious uncertainties
of the law and dissuaded him from his
contemplated course. Philadelphia News.
The Littleness of Has.
There are 1,400,000,000 peoplo living on
the planet which we inhabit. And yet
thero is now and then a mau who m won
ders what the rest of us will do when he
dies. There are peoplo in "society" who
honestly think that all the world closes
its eyes when they lie down to sleep.
Thero are men who fear to act according
to their own convictions, because perhaps
ten persons in a crowd of 1,100,000,000
will lnugh at them. Why, if a man could
only realize every moment what a bus
tling, busy, fussy, important littlo atom
he is in all this great ant hill of import
ant, fussy littlo atoms, every day h
would regard himself less, aud think still
Ses of tho other molecules in the corral.
-Robert J. Burdette in New York Star.
A Great Fleea of Lack.
"Ah! how d yo do, Jones? I had the
greatest piece of luck last night."
"Why, you see, one of my tenement
houses burned down"
"You don't mean It! Did the families
get out in safety?"
"No, I believe n few of them were
burned to death. But that's neither here
nor there. I was going to tell you about
my good luck. I had intended to put in
a flro escape this very week the papers
are making such a fuss, you know and
it would have cost me $ 100. I've saved
that now. How's that for luck?"
Poshing Trade Too Far.
"You must push matters a little,
James," said the druggist to the new boy.
"By calling a customer's attention to this
article and that article you can often
"Yes, sir," responded the new boy, and
then he hastened to wait on an elderly
female who wanted a stamp.
"Anythln' else, mum?" inquired the
ambitious boy, politely; "hair dye, cos
metic, face powder, rheumatic drops, bel
ladonna, mole destroyer"
The elderly female licked the stamp
viciously and left the door open as she
went out Texas Sittings.
The Graduate's Negllgeaee.
School Girl Mamma, my head aches
so I can't see the figures any more. Won't
yon do this sum?
Mamma rtooking over the problem) I
don't know how, dear.
"Why, grandma said you graduated
with the highest honors."
"Yes, I did. I could have answered
any question in the books then; but I
"Have the books changed"
"No. but after leaving school I negli
gently allowed my head to stop aching."
Her Domestic Afflictions.
Mrs. Hobson (to caller) Your husband
has been dead nearly two years, has he
not, Mrs. Amidonr
Caller Yes, quite two years. He
caught a severe cold which developed
into pneumonia. But I really must be
going, Mrs. Hobson. (To dog) Come
Fido, get your blanket on. Dear little
fellow, after all the trouble I've had, I
wouldn't like you to get pneumonia.
The Teeth of Whales.
The teeth of whales furnish one of the
remarkable features indicative of the
origin of that auimal. They form a com
plete but rudimentary set, characteristic
of a more perfectly developed hind mam
mal, but disappear shortly after birth,
performing no function whatever. Globe
What a Time
People formerly hail, trying to swallow
the old-fashioBed pill with its film of
naagnesia vainly disguising its bitter
Bess; aad what a contrast to Ayer's
Fills, that have been well called " med
icated sugar-plums" the only fear be
ing that patients may be tempted iiito
taking too many at a dose. But the
directions aro plain aud should bo
J. T. Teller, M. D., of Chittenango,
K. Y. expresses exactly what hundreds
havo written at greater length. Ho
says: "Ayer's Cat liartie Pills are highly
appreciated. Tlit-y arc ptrfixt iu form
and coating, and their effects are all
that the most careful physician could
desire. They have supplanted all the
Fills formerly popular here, and I think
it must be long before any othor t-:iu
be made that will at all couiiard with
them. Those who buy jour pills get
full value for their money."
"Safe, pleasant, and certain in
their action," is tho t-oiicjxo testimony
of Dr. George E. Walker, of Martins
"Ayer's Pills outsell all Minihir prep
arations. The public haviti;; oiu-o n.-.l
them, will have no others." Iterry,
Veuable & Collier, Atlanta. C:i.
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ay.r.tCo.. l.ou. II.Miu.
Sold by all Dealers Iu Medicine.
The French Pronunciation.
A Boston girl who has been visiting it
seems queer, but Boston people go every
where at Newark, N. J., had been study
ing French for mouths before she went on
the visit, and bad flavored all her imagi
nations and perceptions, so to speak, with
French. In driving about the town,
where, it hardly needs to be said, there is
a large German population, the Boston
girl noticed over the doors of a great
many establishments the sign, "Lager
"Tell me," said the Boston girl, after
inspecting one of these curious signs for
the 100th time, "does M. Luhzhnybeeyny
own all the stores in Newark?" New
Not That Kind of a Flower.
A young mother living in Detroit has
one charming little dnughter named Lily,
who is very fond of playing out of doors.
The other day she came home covered
"Oh, oh!" snid her mother, severely,
"can It be possible that this is my good
littlo girl, my sweet, pure Lily of the
"No, mamma," answered the little girl,
sorrowfully, "I guess I'm your bad,
naughty Lily of the Alley now." Detroit
Two Men In Gray.
A New York letter carrier In his regu
lation gray suit with brass buttons was
sitting by the side of an elderly gentle
man who wore a slouch hut.
"Your suit has a familiar look to me,"
remarked the latter.
"Where were you a letter carrier?"
asked the distributer of mail matter.
"I never was a letter carrier, but I was
in the Confederate army, and occasion
ally I got over more ground In a day than
you ever do." Texas Sif tings.
Not a Pleasant Revelation.
(Time, 6:30 p. m. Present, Mr. Jones,
Miss Belle and littlo Effle.)
Miss Belle Is it not about time that
you go to bed, darling? Or are you going
to stay and retire with me to-night?
Little Effle No, me hain't going to
stay wif oo no more.
"Not? And why, dear?"
Little Effle Tause oo snore.
Mr. Jones looks uncomfortable. Bing
The Fatal Camera.
It is said that the body of a man with
his head twisted off was found in an alley
way back of a Chicago photograph
gallery. The coroner's Jury brought in a
verdict of "found dead," but they cen
sured the photographer for not beiug more
careful when posing his customers. New
York Commercial Advertiser.
The Popular Approval
Of tho efforts of tho California Fi.
Syrup Company to present to the public:
an agreeable anil effective substitute for
the bitter, nauseous liver medicines and
cathartics formerly used is as gratifying
to the Company as it is creditable to
the good taste or the public. Tho largo
and rapidly increasing sale of Syrup of
Figs, and tho promptly beneficial effects
of a single doso are convincing proofs
that it is tho most easily taken and the
most pletisnntly effective remedy known.
For sale only by Dowty & Becher.
Be whut thou wouldst seem to be.
On the Groat Salt Lako near Stilt Lake
City, on tho Union Pacific, 4tTho Over
land Route," was formally opened to
the public on Decoration day, May 30th.
Ample accommodations have been pro
vided, and the Pacific hotel company
will have charge of the hotel accommo
dations at this famous resort under the
supervision of the Union Pacific railway.
No pains or expense havo been spared to
make this the summer resort of the west.
It is only eighteen miles from Salt Lake
City on the Utah & Nevada branch of the
Union Pacific. Trains will be run at
frequent intervals doily between Salt
Lako City and the Beach. Cheap trains,
good baths, and excellent meals are
among the attractions. 3tf
Sweet discourse makes short days nnd
A NaUral Prodaet of California.
It is only found in Butte county, Cali
fornia, and in no other part of the world.
We refer to the tree that produces tho
healing and penetrating gum used in
that pleasant and effective cure for con
sumption,aBthma,bronchitis, and coughs,
SANTA ABIE, the King of Consump
tion. Dowty & Becher guarantee and
sell it for $1.00, a bottle, or three for
S20. By the use of CALIFORNIA
CAT-R-CURE, all symptoms of catarrh
are dispelled, and the diseased nasal
passage, is speedily restored to a healthy
condition. $L00 a package; by mail $1.10.
Let all live as they would die.
The PaMeager Department
Of the Union Pacific, "The Overland
Route," has gotten out a fly-bill design
ed to call attention to the summer re
sorts along the line of this railway. It
is a good bill and tourists, pleasure
seekers, sportsmen and fishermen should
apply at once to J. S. Tebbete, General
Passenger agent, Omaha, Neb., for in
formation in regard to the points of in
terest along the line, before deciding
where they will spend the summer sea
son, or vacation holidays. 3tf
Ono sword keeps another in the sheath
English Spavin Liniment removes all
hard, soft or calloused lumps and blem
ishes from horses; blood spavin, curbs,
splints, sweeney, ring-bone, stifles,
sprains, all swolen throats, coughs, etc
Save $50 by use of one bottle. Warranted.
Sold by C. B. Stillmau, druggist, Co
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This is theTop of the Genuine
Pearl Top Lamp Chimney.
.This exact Label
anu luuiK. nc niii
others as good,
HUT HE HAS NOT.
Insist upon the Exact Label and Top.
rai Cat CurpvuiJfflr IlinCAVTV BV
run 0UC tiKKinncsK. w'fc"""
GEO. A. WACBETH & CO., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Contains tlso fall tad complete lltcs of both
the great standard bearers. Ills'd. with numerous superb poc
"?: a(me he authors will be found the names of Sena
tors Fry. Chandler, llawley. Infills. John I. Lonj;. twjmlat
-?o. erf Mast , McKlnUyof Ohio, writes on the Tariff.
Henry Cabot Lodge, and a number of others of a like houii
?! . V" " autktntic dmfattn Hot. tmJjru
tt Nat.Ktf. dm. Don't be Induced 10 get any other. Dis
tance no hinderance as we pay all freight charges. Send SO
cents ( ic. sump for outtt and be the Ant In the Held, or
f,t su i uv CJr,icu,lr no' Special Terms sant free to all.
j. vviraiKH t'V.tiwi-, apnnBTieia, Mas.
6000 Book Agents wanted to sell
TH LOT AKO PUBLIC SKUVICXS OW
Wtall uxl mmiTi fram hi fevthood to Lis nomination in St.
loals, with wnr-ral lemlaltctnm. loeU.aU anJ an.fcloU.
FroftMly Ululratnl with Wt portralu tuj worn! rcrailng.
Tha dm! al contains m m-rb Vortralt and full and compute
XJTM OP MRS. CLEVELAND. torihr vlihaeomflsta
Mocraphy of ALLKN O. TITOBJIAN. TUa la tha cJ
mmtUntieUf. Dual to ladartj to -.1 aay othar. Thara will
aeoUMy to unanthorlanl Llraa. tot thla I. tha right ooa. Dia
taaea no khvlaranea, aa tay all traa.rUtln caargaa. Sand
M caala In la. tantsa ail to tla Irai la tha laid, and thoa raa
tha gflUan kamat. Writ fur Ml nartlrolan aoJ SukUI Tata
aau Iraa to alL AJdma, WINTER & CO.. uba,
Springfield, Mass. ,.
"REWARDED, nro thwo
UII Ul W wlio n-ail thin uikI then act;
Kllf.ni I tlioy will fiiul lionnritMt cin
III Wills I liloymelit that will not Ink
lliem from tlifir Iioiik-h nnd fami linn. Tho
profits lire Inn?" ntl muix for tivt-ry imliictrioui
x-ron, many liavo nmilo anil aru now nmkiiiK
Mjveral hiuiilml liollurM a month. It in t-iuiy for
any one to uiakti 5 and iii.wanls ir ilny. who is
willing to work. Kitlr wx, younj; or ohl; capi
tal not nttibil: w etart joii. r.vtr)tiniiic uw.
No iMcial ahility rviiiiinil; joii, ntuler, win !
it ns wi'll lutuuy one. Writo to u at omt for
full imrtirultirs. which we mail frt-u. AiMreita
Utinbon A Co.. l'ortlaml. Mo. tleclisy
Daily excursions liuvo Ihmmi arranged
for over tho Union Pacific Kaihvay, to
San Francisco, San Dietfo, Colton, Los
Angeles, San Bernardino and San Jose,
California, also to Portland, Oregon, at
380.00 for the round trip. Tickets are
good fiO days for tho going passago and
good for the return trip for six months
from dato of sale, with the usual stop
over privileges in both directions within
these limits. Theso tickets aro also good
by way of Denver nnd Salt Lako City in
each direction. Tho Agent, Mr. J. K.
Meagher, .tolls us quito a number aro
thinking of making tho trip soon, nnd it
would bo well for thoso intending to go
in select parties to seo him and arrange
for their accommodations. Mr. J. U.
Frawley, Traveling Agent, Union Pacific,
at Omaha, is arranging for these select
parties, and will bo glad to give any fur
ther information in regard to theso ex
cursions. Parties who prefer can corres
pond with Mr. J. Tebbcts, O. P. & T. A.,
God provides for him that trusteth.
Tho Commercial Travelers Protective
Association of tho United States, has a
membership of over sixteon thousand
and is probably tho strongest association
of the kind in the world. Mr. John R.
Stone, their national secretary and treas
urer, 79 Dearbono street, Chicago, in a
letter states that ho has been severely
troubled at times, for the past twenty
years, with cramp and bilious colic
which wonld compel him to tako to his
bed from threo to six days while in St.
Louis at their last annual meeting he
procured a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy and has
Binco used it with the best results. It is
the only remedy ho ever found that ef
fected a rapid and complete cure. No
one can safely travel without it Sold by
Dowty & Becher.
He that will not havo peace, God gives
An Alinolote Cure.
The ORIGINAL ABIETINE OINT
MENT is only put up in largo two-ounco
tin boxes, and is an absolute euro for
old sores, burns, wounds, chapped hands
and' all kinds of skin eruptions. Will
positively euro all kinds of piles. Aak for
the ORIGINAL ABITINE OINTMENT
Sold by Dowty & Becher at 25 cents per
box by mail 30 cents. niar7y
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FAMILY : JOURNAL.
A Weekly Newspaper issaetl every
isoneachPearl a2 fiUB1HS f readies waiter, etm
1 op Chimney. sistiB;? of Nebraska State News
A dcalermay say , iem Selected Stories aad
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SI a year, in MviHCt.
M. K. Tuknek t- Co.,
Platte Co., Nobr.
AH kinds of Repairing done on
Short Notice. Maggies, Wag
ons, eli., made to order,
and all work Clnar
anteed. Also sell the world-faaoni Walter A.
Wood Mowers, Reapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and Self-binders the
jr3TShl npponite the "TattornU." on
Ollvo St.. COLUMBUS. 'iO-m
-.09 W. mirth St.. KMHSAS CITT. MO.
Vie only Specialist in th City tcho is a Regular
Graduate in Medicine. (ker'Mvearx'llractiee,
12 years in Chicago.
THE OLDEST IN afiE, UNO LOWEST LOCATED.
Authorized bv the Stale to trout
mA a Chronic.Nt-TVousana "Special Dl-
K rr east." Seminal Weakness (my if
ojVs),Sxuiil Debility Uounfwul
Jnotcer). Kervous DeDUiiy. .roisoiieu
I Blood.Ulccrs and8we!llurs of every
kiuil.Urlnarv DLseaa-. and Iu fact.
all troubles or liwases Iu either
mute or female . Curea aruaranteeil
or money refunded. Charges low. Thousands of
casea cured. KxperiencK Is Important. All medi
cines are guaranteed to be nur and efllcacious.
being- coiuiMtunded in my perfectly appointed
laboratory, and aro furnished ready for hn. No
running to drug stores to have uncertain pre
scriptions tilled. No mercury or Injurloim uiwdl
clnea used. No detention front business, l'atients
at a dlitance treated by letter and exprexM. medi
cines sent everywhere freo from gaze or break
age. Mat your case and send for terms. Con
sultation free and coutldentlal, personally or by
A M page HflWIT Par Bath Sexes, sent
Illustrated WVi sealed In plain envelop"
for 6c. in stamps. Kvery male, from tho age ot
15 to 4. should read this book.
THE MEAT TURKISH RHEUMATIC CURL
A POSITIVE CL'BK for RHEtrafATiSX.I
S&6 for an j thl. treatment fall, to I
cure or help. ireatet tlltoorrrr In anaala I
armnUcinr. Oik Io.e girea rllr : area
iloara rtluove ffVr aixl tla la juilila :
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roeat of cae wita stamp fur Circular. I
Call, or atlJref I
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JjfV-Contrnctors anil huildeni will find our
hrick tiit-clnn nnd o!IVrci nt reawinahle niten.
We are nltto urvtKtmi to do nil kiniln of lirirk
MirtciaTr. to "rTr ncATMTOYiliriK
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