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About The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 2, 1895)
A Welcome Usher of '93.
The liecinuiiiR of the new year will have a
welcome usher in the shape of a fresh Almanac,
descriptive of the origin, nature and uses of the
national tonic and alterative, Hostetters Stom
ach Hitters. Combined with the descriptive
matter will he found calendar and astronomical
calculations absolutely reliable for correctness,
r-tatitics. illustrations, verses carefully se
lected, and other mental food highly profitable
and entertaining. On this pamphlet, published
and printed annually by The Hostetter Com
lwny of Pittsburg, 00 hands are employed in the
mechanical department alone. Eleven months
are devoted to its preparation. It is procurable
free, of druggists and country dealers every
where, and is printed in Knglish. German,
French, Spanish. Welsh. Norwegian, Holland
Swedish aud ISohemian.
Tic for .Milly.
At one of the quiet summer hotels it.
flic Adirondack region a husband and
wife attracted by their pleasant man
ner the liking- of the waiter detailed at
the table. Madam, like a true Ameri
can, called for a little more of some
particularly nice pie, whereupon her
husband rebuked her jocosely in his
care for her health. "No, no, Milly,"
he said, "you have had quite enough
pie for your good. " "Never you mind
him, Milly," said Flnathan, the waiter,
leaning1 over her chair, a perfect mass
of sympathy, "you kin hev all the pie
ther is. Here's a hull one."
The kerosene emulsiou will rid live stock
of fleas and li e
Scrofula in the Neck
Is dangcrous.disagreeable and tenacious,
but Hood's Sursaparilla, :is a thorough
blood purifier, cures this and all other
forms of scrofula. "Iliad a bunch on
the side of 1113' neck
as large as ji hen's
egg. I was ad
vised to have it cut
out, but would not
consent. A friend
suggested that I
take Hood's Sarsa
parilla, which I
am glad to say
that I did, and
soon the bunch
Mrs. r.lla Killings an excellcnt med
icine. I have recommended Hood's
Sarsaparilla highly in the past, and
shall continue to do so." Mrs. Ella
HiLMNGS, hed Cloud, Neb.
Hood's Pills arc the lic-t after-dinner
J'ilN: asit digestion, prevent constipation.
Z IIIG I IlX AWARD I
, ' " ' . THE L'F" ,
Has justly acquired the reputation of being
The Salvator for
An Incomparable Aliment for the
Growth an.l Protlction of INFANTS and
A superior nutritive in continued Fevers,
And a reliable remedial agent
in all gastric and enteric diseases ;
often in instance of consultation over
patients whose digestive organs were re
duced to such a low and sensitive condition
that the IMPERIAL GRANUA1 was
the only nourishment the stomach
would tolerate when LIFE seemed
depending on its retention ;
And as a FOOD it would be dillicult to
conceiv e of anything more palatable.
.Sold by D R UG G I STS. Shipping Depot,
JOHN CARLO & SONS. New York.
WALTER BAKER & 00r
The Largest Manufacturers of
PURE, HIGH GRADE
COCOAS AND CHOCOLATES
J5- On this Continent. hve received
from the prcat
Industrial and Food
-ln Europe d America.
I'tilikcthe Duidil'twf" "A!ka-
lli-r othrr ClirmiraUi. 'xc
,B.? ueJ in nnv of thfir rrrnarmtion.
Thrir delicious imEKIST COCOA it at-vuXulel?
pure mid soluble, ami co$t lets than one cent a cup.
SOLD BY GHOCERS EVERYWHERE.
WALTER BAKER iC0.1)0R CHESTER, MASS.
BEST IN MARKET.
BF-ST IV KIT
BEST IX WKAKIXG
' . The oairortap sole ox
.Jtetnis the whole least Ii
?3u.'t id ijit iiffi, jiro
leeiuiirilie Hoot 111 ili.
jrlntr ami ia other hard
ASK YOUR PEA LEU
ami dont he put off
with inferior troods.
COI.CIIESTKll ItCBUKR CO.
ER. SYKES' SUK reUE CO.. II. CAXTON SICO.. CHiCiCD
sold l all Irucii-tN
WE WILL TAKE YOU
Clscaplr. Quickly and Comfortably on the
l'hillips-nock Wand Touri.-l EM-ursions.
CHEAP, l.ecaue the rate in Sleepine Car is
liut iCO). QUICK, t e carx voa travel on the
fastest trains that run. COMPORT, because
vou have a through Slt-eper.
Kourteen years" record. Oier lOO.m already
rarrieii. and" all like tne service. Car leaes
Dcs Moines ard Ornnha every Friday via the
famous Scenic Kocte. A siecial mannper
noes each trip to caie for the many wants of
lsttrcasenrout. AW can't tell you half the
lcncnts in this ad., tut for jour California trip
vou fchould po-i jour-oH
Address, J-.'O. SKBASTLX. G T. A .
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ixi v bcrIJ bavj them. No money
noulrcd.l satl fcct-y r. fir mi snrv siren
i. jiaiu snci.u.TY .Vb i i c: M.. Oinaha.
for ME and HOTS. If jt
want to save from R to 110 00 OB
a tail write for our new Fall
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Jlrf&4mlt IIoo(rs Sarsaparil-
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lforfn-e book, and
sjTnptom blank, ji
Catalogue, contclninR samples of cloth.
NEBRASKA CLU7HING CO.
Cor. lllh sad Douglas Sis , Omaba.
Albino Animals In Japan.
Albino animals are regarded Vy the
Japanese in a superstitions light The
appearance of one is considered a good
omen for the reigning Mikado, and oc
casionally signalizes a reign. For ex
ample, one reign is called "the period
of the white pheasant," another "the
period of the white phoenix." A white
fox is often mentioned in their fables,
and a white serpant appears in their
pictures of the goddess of fortune.
Among the Japanese as among the
ancient Greeks, white horses were
dedicated to the gods, and are still at
tached to the larger temples of the
country. '1 he milk and butter of
white cows were formerly prized a
The next number of Harper's Itazat
will contain a charming Evening down,
drawn by Jessie Jsheperd, from a de
sign by Doucet, and several beautiful
I'aris toilettes, adapted to the season.
A bright story, by Margaret Sutton
Briscoe, entitled "A Confidence," is
illustrated by Lonis Loeb. Mrs. Mary
C. Hungerford has a very fresh and
pleasing genre story. "Mrs Starbuck's
1'ie Mission," and there is a specially
entertaining paper, by Junius Henri
Browne, on the subject "Crossed In
Hues r. Carpet.
One of the best sanitary reason for
using rugs instead of carpets fastened
to the lloor is that the dust loosened in
cleansing them is gotten rid of outside
our houses instead of in. But it should
be borne in mind that in crowded city
neighborhoods this dust on one side
and the other becomes a nuisance, per
haps a danger, in the s-ca&ou of open
windows, ami one longs for an inven
tion whereby each family can consume
its own dust, similar to that used for
the disposal of smoke. In getting rid
of the dust of our carpets inside an
English scientific writer reminds us
that the dry sweeping only stirs up the
dust to resettle again and be held more
iirmly by the roughest surfaces. The
wet tea leaves, damp sawdust, coarse
salt or moistened sand cause the dust
dislodged by the broom to cling to
their moisture, but the matter used
must not be too wet, nor of a nature
that will stain the carpet, so finely
grained as to sink into the fabric, nor
so clinging as to resist easy removal by
"There seems to be two classes of
people in this country," said the obser
vant foreigner on a tour through the
Tinted Stales: "tho'-e that have wealth
and those that arc struggling frantical
ly to get it."
"There's a third," replied young Asa
Spa ds. "the sons of rich men. They
struggle frantically to spend it." Chi
cago 'I ribune.
We offer 100 reward for any enso of
t-ntiirrli that can not be cured by Hall's
F J. Cheney & Co., proprietors, Toledo,
We the tiiidernigued. have known F.J.
Cheney for the lnt fifteen years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi
ness transactions and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Truax, wholesale druggists, To
aiding, km mn ii Sc Marvin, wholesale,
druggists. Toledo. Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh cure is taken internnlly,
acting directly upon the Mood ami am
nions surfaces of the system, l'rice, 75
cents per liottle. Sold by all druggists.
Hall's fuiuily pills, 23 cents.
A gentleman residing near town and
whose name we are unable to learn.
bagged nineteen prairie chickens Sat
urday, for which he received 2 .'I cents
apiece atone of the meat markets.
1'ietty good pay for his trouble, consid
ering the hard times.
flutter anil Cheese Making Machinery.
Chicago contains the largest manu
factory in the world for the production
of butter and chqese making machin
ery. The firm is known as the Davis
,t- Kankin Building and Manufacturing
company at 2-10 to 231 Lake street. In
the several departments of its factori
al' turned out everything required in
the production of butter anil cheese.
The farmer can find here, at insignifi
cant cost, useful devices for converting
his milk into marketable form, and the
community that wishes to establish a
creamery large enough to take care of
its entire product is accommodated
with equal facility.
Every amateur j erformergpes loaded for
Discount our ex; ertntions at least so
j'er t ent.
I Brings comfort and improvement and
I (ends "to pergonal enjoyment whet:
' rightly psetl. The many, who live bet
1 ter titan others and enjoy life more, with
' lc?s expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
j the needs of physical being, will attest
, the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
I remedy, Syrup of Figs.
I Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the ta-te, the refreshing and truly
benciieisl properties of ajvri'ct 1..::
ative: eireettialSy cleansing the sy-t n,
dispel ling cm'us, headaches and ievcts
ana permanentiy curing con.uipatinii.
It ha- sr'vcn xui .faction to nnMtoris: t d
met with t:ie approval of the niciicri
prolVs.-io!i. hecau-s it acts on tie Ki '
neys, Liver and Uowcls without we. i
ening them md it is perfect1 y irce Utiu
every bjectio:;asle Mibt:r...
Syrup of Figs 1 tor a;e by all drug
gist's in f0c and $i bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syiup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
.-'?' red iirriUy fmn
nriny in my haul iJur
hiy u,i attack of catan h.
iimi ba-amc va-y deaf:
used Elys Cream Balm
(iitd in three icecte could
liea r as m as r?v r. A.
. Xeirman.Orayliuu MtrJu
Et-Y'S CREAM BALM c-ens ar.d clcatiM tlio
Aja.i1 r,.ivJas-!,.AIUN fain ami Inflammation. Heals
tlie S.re. .ntect.ine Membrane from Colds. Ke-Mnrvstli-
S-nesor Tate anil SmclL The lialnils
quickly abo: bed and gn es r'lief at oacc.
Apartirleis applied into each nostril and is agree
able. InvSi)i-ftitsat li-u?ristsort'VmaiI.
ELY BROTHEHS, 56 Warren St., New York
Worms in Horses.
Tne only sure cure for pin worms in horses
known is Stckcte? s Ho? c holcra Cure. Xever
fails to destroy worms in horses, hoss. sheep,
deps or cats: an excellent remedy for sick fowls.
Send sixty cents in United Sititesposiapeandl
will send by mail. Cut taN out. take it to urue
rist and pay him fifty cents. T.irce packages
for f 1.50 express paid, t; 1; STEKETEE.
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Mention name of paper.
RlRfS WHIRt ALL ELSt FAILS.
Best Cough Synip. Tastes Good. Usel
in time. ssid a croEglsts.
A BACHELOR'S JOYS.
A NKW YEAR'S STOltY.
HAD HEEX Liv
ing since my birth,
fifty-live years ago,
in an old-fashioned
Iwhiqo lnfr. in irio
$j kmT, by my father. It
!Q' contained several
$- best of them rented
'i . to the family of a
schoolmate of mine,
c who bad seen some
Kid da vs.
A financial crisis had im
poverished him. and made it necessary
for him to look for less expensive quar
ters. L'eing a lonely bachelor, and
feeling at home in his family, I in
vented some trilling excuse for lower
ing the rent, and thus 1 kept my friend
with me. His wife and daughter seemed
overwhelmed with my kindncss.showed
great feeling, and 1 had many invita
tions to take dinner with them. Who
would not have been charmed with so
much attention from two beautiful
ladies! My own apartments were on
the third lloor. 1 had cut off two
rooms from them, which were rented
to two sisters. One was a forewoman
in a large establishment, the other a
weak, gentle girl, who sewed at home,
as 1 judged from seeing her at her
window, always with a needle in her
One day she was gone, but I cared
nothing about them. The rent was
"on! sin. what sham, we do?'
paid promptly and I had never seen
much of them.
New Year's day was drawing near,
and. according to my usual custom, I
wandered from store to store, in search
of something original and eostly for
my .little friend, my schoolmate's
daughter! Little? Why. now she was
a young lady. 10 years old. Next month
she would make her debut, and I must
find some pretty jewel to heighten her
I know she is rather vain and super
ficial, but all young ladies of her age
are more or less vain and I try to find
some excuse for her. The mother, a so
ciety woman, has had very little time to
educate the heart of the daughter.
Time will help, I think, as I stop here
and there to admire the exquisite gems
displayed in the show windows to
tempt the buyers. Finally, I see just
what I want a ring of rubies and dia
monds. I remember how the girl has
talked about this very ring, with a
longing sigh. How could I have over
looked the plain hint the innocent child
had given me?
I buy the ring with a childish joy.
and having stored it carefully in my
pocket. I walk out of the shop, to find
myself face to face with the mother and
daughter, who with an enchanting
smile and friendiy salute hurry on their
way. I feel like a scholar caught by
his teacher with a cigarette in his
mouth, and I actually put my hand to
my pocket, to hide more effectually the
surprise it contains.
I wander leisurely home, to find the
wife of my janitor in an excited state.
"O, sir. what shall we do?" she
says. "The girl on the third floor is
very ill. and the doctor has just left,
saying that she will not probably live
"She must be taken to the hospital."'
I answer in a very positive tone. "See
to it at once." I walk upstairs, feel
ing in a certain measure sorry for the
poor girl, l.ut I soon forget her. She
is only a stranger, and. no doubt, will
be belter dead than suffering, and the
hospital is a very good place, so I have
I now remember my purchase, and,
after admiring it again in its velvet
case, I lock it in my closet to wait for
the happy Xew Year's day. Lighting
a cigarette, I sit at my window, dream
ing of days gone by, when I had
thought of a plain gold ring to adorn
a dear little white hand. I was only
a student then, and full of enthusiasm.
My father's objection cooled my warm
V -'"A! 1V
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II" j 11 lift
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heart, and I soon become an inveterate
lKichelor, and a very selfish man with
only my own pleasure to consider and
no one to eare for! Hut then I had
friends; such good friends, even in my
own house, in whose home there is al
ways a place for me. Some men are
fur less fortunate.
And so I sit and forget even time.
In a week and a half it will be New
Year's. I am invited to 1113' friend's
for the Christmas dinner day after to
morrow. The bell rings suddenly and with un
wonted violence. AVho can it be? llosa,
my old housekeeper she has been
thirty-seven years with my family
opens the sitting room door and says:
"Please, sir. a lady wants to see you."
"Let her come in. llosa.'" I rise to
meet the visitor. IJut a Hush of an
noyance comes to my face. It is my
third floor lodger!
"What can 1 do for you, madam?'
"A great deal. sir. 1 Mease, oh please
take back the order to send 1113 sister
to the hospital! I could not go with
her, and it would kill her.'
I look at the tall, dignified figure be
fore me. She stands, because I have
not offered her a seat! Where is my
courtesy? I am ashamed, and I hastily
push an arm chair toward her.
"Xo. thank you; my sister is ill, and
needs me. I have only come to tell
you that she can not leave the house."
Her tone vexes me. it is so decided.
"I beg your pardon, she must go
for I do not wish to have a death in
my house, especially not in these days,
when my friends '
Hut, heavens! What is that! The
woman reels, and I have barely time
to prevent her from falling to the
ground. What a brute I am! How
could I speak so carelessly about a
death, which would leave her all
alone, and ttike from her her dearest
and best friend? I should never, never
Hose is near at hand, and with her
help I am soon relieved by seeing Miss
Casanova open her eyes again. As
soon as she is able to stand, she says
in a low but cold voice: "I am sorry!
l'ardon the trouble I have made you.
sir," and without another word she
walks out like one in a dream, with a
terribly bitter smile on her lips.
I felt so guilty that I stood like a
statue, without a word of apology.
When she was out of sight I
felt vexed at the part 1 had
played in this tragedy, and to
console myself I went down to my
friend's to talk it over. .lust as I was
about to pull their bell, tlie door was
opened by the maid, who was let
ting out a messenger with some parcel.
I was such an every-day guest that she
allowed me to step into the parlor, and
went about her own work. This room
was divided from a second one by only
a portiere. Hearing voices in the next
room, I concluded that there was some
visitor there, and I sat down, busy with
my own perplexity, and waiting for the
lady of the house. Ten minutes must
have passed when 1 was recalled to my
self by the sound of my own name. I
rose involuntarily, but no one came in
and I sat down again, while the voice
"I am sure I don't mind the harmless
old fool, mamma. but can't we have
one New Year's dinner without him?
We need another lady, if you insist on
having him, and our dining-room is not
"Hut, child," I hear the mother say.
'how can we offend him? I do not
eare to have him. but he always sends
such nice presents and flowers. And
then he might raise the rent. Papa
says we must be polite."'
"Oh. bother!' says the daughter.
Hut 1 hear nothing more: I steal away
like a thief, and close the door gently
behind me. as I return to my bachelor
apartment. How poor, how lonelj I
am! My flowers, my presents, buy a
few smiles, a friendly word. It is un
bearable, the sorrow that has struck i
mv Heart, rsinee mv (tear motiiers '
death, though it is long ago, I have
never felt so lonely xmd forlorn as now.
I must go out. I must walk. I must see
people. I rush down the stairs, and in
my impetuosity nearly knock down
two men who are coming up.
The janitor's wife directs them up
stairs, and turning to me she adds.
Oh. horrors! The ambulance stands
at the door, and those two men arc go
ing for the poor girl, according to my
orders. Jf they reach the door before
I do, the shock of those well-known
uniforms may kill her. 1 forget my
age and my usually dignified walk,
and hurry upstairs, calling all the
way: "Stop! Wait! Do not go on!" and
I heave a sigh of intense relief as one
man turns . his head. They wait I
actually believe with a suspicion that I
am out of my mind, for I hold my hat
in my hand, and jnusi look almost wild
"Please step in here," I say, and
opcu my own door.
"Rose, bring two glasses of wine. Sit
down, my good fellows. I am happy
to tell you that the call for the ambu
lance was a mistake. Allow me to pay
you for your trouble, and tell them at
the hospital that it was all a misunder
standing." The men accepted my explanation,
thanking tne politely, and depart with
a lurking doubt as to my .sanity. Hut
-what do I care? The poor girl is safe.
I wonder how she is. Perhaps she
knows of my heartlessness. and dreads
the arrival of the ambulance. Will
Miss Casanova ever forgive me? She
looks so proud, like a queen, more than
like a bread-winner.
"llosa." I try to look unconcerned,
"how is the sick girl?"
"Shall I inquire?" says the good old
soul, with u glad ring in her voice.
And without waiting for an answer,
she hurries from the room, and I hear
her speak in a subdued voice to some
one outside. She returns to tell me it
is the doctor, who has just gone in to
prescribe for the invalid.
"Tell him to come and see me. llosa,
when he comes out."
Something has lighted up her dear
old face, and her eyes look kindly into
mine, but she talks little. I am less
lonesome when 1 look at her. for she
loves her cranky master, I know.
Presently the doctor is ushered into
my library. I find that he is an ac
quaintance of mine.
'How is the invalid?"
"She has pneumonia, but I am glad
to see a slight change for the better
"Thank Jod!" I say with a profound
ly sincere accent.
"I did not know you were acquainted
"Poor girls! I do not know them, but
I am sorry for the poor sufferer!"'
"The sufferer, as you call her. is the
least to be pitied. The older one is a
heroine. I knew her in Florence,
in i fst. .
1. I .i.-i?- " .
II j '. ,
"y ' 11 fir-vzj -
"what can 1 iiofoi: vor, madam.
when she was still the niucu-sought
daughter of the rich banker Casanova.
He had a second wife and a little girl
by this second marriage. Do you re
member her complete ruin? Tt was
followed by his death. His wife be
came an invalid from sorrow, and Miss
Casanova, left with two helpless peo
ple on her hands, sought in vain for
paying work. Florence attracted her.
and she deeided to try a place where
no one knew of her former life. She
began at the very -beginning, living a
life of sacrifice, but soon reaching a
better position by her industry and in
telligence. The mother died, blessing
the faithful heart, sure that the deli
cate child left in her sister scare would
be safe. Yes, she has been safe, and I
shall spare no trouble to cure her."'
"And these are the women 1 wanted
to send away!"
I thanked" the doctor, and begged
him to let me know if 1 could do any
thing for my lodgers. Then, under a
sudden impulse, 1 confessed to the doc
tor my heartlessness, and the story of
the ambulance, and how I had deeply
regretted my behavior. Would Miss
Casanova ever forgive me?
The doctor looked almost severe, and
rising he said: "Try and make amends
by leaving the two ladies from this
He said good-by without much cor
diality. The next day a bouquet was brought,
of beautifully fresh cut-roses. It was
intended for my friends down stair.s.
but I sent it to Miss Casanova. It
came back with regrets. "The per
fume might hurt the sick sister."
A proud girl. Miss Casanova. I
never asked after them, but I allowed
llosa to give me news, which she did
so discreetly that it seemed quite her
own wish to inform me. while I was
really thinking of nothing else all day.
A summons came to me from down
stairs, but 1 pleaded a bad cold and ate
my lonely dinner with gusto, to the
high delight of llosa. who could hardly
believe it to be true.
The invalid became better daily. New
Year's eve arrived, and I heard that all
danger was past, as if it were of a uear
end dear relative. Rosa was the bearer
of the good news. Then she confessse
that she has carried the sick young
Isdy every day some broth, chicken, or
mutton, also beef tea. To-day she has
broiled a little leg of chicken. I list on,
then I jump up.
"And she has not refused?'' I bMak
out. "Not refused? She has accepted,
"Yes, sir, and to-day, as she has gone
to take some work to the shop, 1 sat
with the dear, sweet, young lady, in
onler that she might not be left alone.''
"Oh, you denr good Rosa! Then
you, you have softened the cruelty of
Somehow I do not eare now to be
alone. Of course I send an excuse for
my absence from the New Year dinner
of my old friend. I enjoy better eat
ing by myself!
A year has gone! Where is the poor,
lonely, tolerated bachelor? Alas, he
is no more!
He sits gravely, a happy husband,
and nods joyfully at Rosa as she an
"Doctor, your arm to Miss Casanova,
and take her in to dinner."
"Miss Casanova' is a dainty, delicate
little damsel, for the other Miss Casa
nova is my own sweet wife. She has
Rosa, all smiles, stands in the door.
I really believe she is as happy as we
As the doctor is to be rav brother-in-law,
he has deeided to lay down his
arms and be as forgiving as the rest.
My friend downstairs is still there, but
he leaves soon in order to make room
for us. We meet, we bow, we smile
NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS.
A Henolve to Da lietter Is a Step Ii
the Right Direction.
It is true, very possibly, that only
one in a million of these resolutions
ever amounts to anything permanently.
A month, a week, a day, may see the
end of them, and the old sin or delin
quency or habit may be in the as
cendant again, sometimes, nlas! re-f n
forced and stronger than before, strong
almost to the point of indifference as
to its destruction on the part of him
"breaking his oath and resolution like
a twist of rotten silk."
What is the use? The question rises
in the mind of the owner of the broken
resolution: it can't be helped: the
breaker was made to break: it runs in
the blood: he was given the nature
that experiences temptation; he was
not given the strength to overcome
temptation; you can not change the
spots in the leopard: that is he, if you
want to change him. vou want some
thing other than he. you don't want
him; ancestry is stronger than n desire
to do otherwise: it"s of no use. And
thus the trick, the custom, the wholly
undesirable habit, is left to run its
Yet that is but one possibility, and
when this stage of indifference has not
been reached how well it is only to
have made the resolution, whether one
is successful in keeping it or not! .lust
as hypocrisy is the tribute which vice
pays to virtue, so the mere making of
the resolution implies the knowledge
of wrong, and of a right exceeding
wrong, and to make a determination to
discard the wrong is already one step
toward embracing the right is. in
fact, embracing it is. while being the
resolve, however little way. The re
solve is the outcome of the best part of
one's nature: the not keeping it is one's
weakness only. Harper's I'aznr.
New Year'r. Hay in Far OfT Japan.
Simple and characteristic outdoor
decorations make a .lapnne.se city or
village beautiful at the New Year
season. One of the most common is the
straw rope. A rope with many wisps
of straw and strips of white paper
hanging therefrom, and other objects,
such as seaweeds, ferns, a lemon
(orange?), a red lobster shell, dried per
simmons, charcoal, and dried sardines
attached thereto, will be stretched
either between the pine trees or above
the doorway. Each of the articles just
mentioned represents an idea pine,
bamboo, seaweeds and ferns, being
evergreens, a re emblems of constancy;
the straw fringes, according to a
legend often related, are supposed to
exclude evil agencies: "the lobster by
its bent form is indicative of old sige or
long life:" the lemon (or orange?) is
culled daidai. which word may also
mean "generation after) generation:"
"the dried persimmons are sweets long
and well preserved: the sardines, from
their always swiining in a swarm, de
note the wish for a large family." and
the charcoal is "an imperishable sub
stance." Chicago Tribune.
An Anrcilntn of the Olden Time.
In the time of Charles I of Knglnnd a
j court jester was cleverly outwitted by
a nobleman, who had. according to the
! custom of the day. presented the jester
with a sum of money.
I On New Year's morning the jester
I came into the presence of the noble
man, and received, as lie expected, a
number of gold pieces. He thought he
had not been given enough, so he
tossed them in his hand, muttering"
that they were light. The nobleman
saw this, and said: "Prithee, Arcliy,
let me see them again: and. by the
way. there is one of them I would be
loath to part with."
Naturally enough, perhaps. Arehy
thought more coins were to be added
to his store, so he willingly returned
them to his lordship. Hnt the noble
man put them into his pocket, saying.
"I once gave my money into the hands
of a fool who hadn't the wit to Keep
it." Philadclnhia Ilecord.
Dcrline of a I'rcttv t'iitoiii.
Tlie practice of having a ladies call
ing day upon the second day of the
year is going out of fashion, if indeed
it has not already gone. Some years
ago the fair sex had literally the right
(f way in every direction, anil it was
by tolerence alone that the sterner sex
was enabled to travel by car or stage.
It is a pity that "ladies" day"' has de
clined, for there was a perfect pano
rama of beauty to be seen when the
fair creatures, card eases in hand and
dressed in their handsomest and most
becoming costumes, and generally
traveling in groups of4wo. three and
four, abounded everywhere. The air
was filled with their pleasant small
talk, and they looked very animated
and interesting. Selected.
A C'urioiiH .I.-ip.tiie-'e Ceremony.
It is "after nightfall on the last
nignt 01 me om year mat a
ceremony called oni horai. or "devil
expulsion." is performed. The head of '
the family with a box of roasted beans
goes into every room in the house, and
scattering the beun- about the room
and into every corner erie, out: "Fa kit
wa aehi. oni wa soto" "Happine-s
within, the devil without."
A Tireaotiifi Task.
Clarence Done anything lately.
Cholly Yaas; bought a diawy for
1 -'.."" last week and am waiting for New
Year's to come to begin it. Awfully i
tiresome work writing awfully. I
For Royal Baking Powder. The " Royal "
is shown by all tests, official, scientific, and prac
tical, stronger, purer, and better in every way
than all other Baking- Powders. Its superiority
is privately acknowledged by other manufac
turers, and well known by all dealers.
If some grocers try to sell another bakinc
powder in place of the " Royal," it is because of
the greater profit. This of itself is good evidence
of the superiority of the "Royal." To give greater
profit the other must be a lower cost powder, and
to cost less it must be made with cheaper and
inferior materials, and thus, ihoiiQ-h sellincf for the
same, give less value to the consumer.
LOOK with suspicion upon every attempt to palm off
upon you any baking powder in place of- the
" Royal." There is no substitute for the " Royal."
Hospital: Is the impulse to suie'de
incurable? Not directly. It depends
on family, on race, on the strain of tha
competition which marks our advanc
ing civilization. Of these the first two
are Ineradicable, although doubtless
capable of being modified in the cours
of generations through judicious mar
riage. The third is for the mass of
men unattainable: vet individuals who
know that they have an hereditary blow, and then the resisting material
taint might, of their own free will j is apt to ward off effectually the force
withdraw from those occupations! of the projectile If the outer surface
which arouse the nervous system to ah- is hard and unyielding, the blow is
normal excitement, and. even at the sometimes so great a- to overpower the
sacrifice of some of the world's goods. ' recipient of the shot, and instances are
lead wholesome lives, which would give on record that men on the battlefield
the murderous instinct less chance to have actually been killed by this shock,
conquer them. Physical weakness, es-, The whole subject is an Intricate one
peeially that resulting from overs-train, and the progress made in it is not such
betrays and weakens the control over as to deter the inventor from Uiiukiug
the mental flaw. 'Tis the old story: 1 out new devices.
The mens sana cannot permaneutlv !
dwell except in the corpus sanum. ",..,, Co' Cough liai-mm
1 ' !tbialiifta:il lwt. It will hrwik uia MfMct.
' jrtuan untlilmr fbe. 1 1 l.-i ;ihv j 1 rvll.il!-. Try It.
New York Times: A physician urges ' It is another -ivn you are e.rou ins oM if
in an exchange the doing away with j yui teel Kratoful to tho-e uho bke mi.
the fear that appendicitis is caused by T a ma. of .,,,.;. ,ieJwit ,- Kl.II(.mllv n
a seed or a bit of hard food lodged in
the vermiform appendix. lie has per
formed a numlerof operations, and
has never found anything of the sort
as the troubling cause in anyone of
them. "A small bit of digested mat-,
ter," he says, "gets into the sac. if the
neck of it is opened far enough to re-1
ceive it. It may remain there for years
and cause no trouble, and then again it
may bring on appendicits almost im
meuiately." He disclaims entirely any
faith in the idea that grape seeds or
any other seeds produce the disease 1
and begs those timorous folks who
have almost given up the use of small
fruits, for fear of appendicitis, to i
banish the notion and enjoy the goods
ide. without worry.
It tlie i:aby Is CuUiiijj Treth.
Sffiire -inilu-e thatoM ami roll tried rcnioiy, ilus.
V.'ia.slow "s Soothing Sn:ci- for CIiiMrcn Teething-
Iteefniakins: In Illlnoi.
Professor Morrow gives an account
of bccfmnliing in Illinois that illus
trates the changes thatarc being forced
upon agriculture. Ilural New o-ker,
in reviewing this account, makes these 1
comments: Uy natural and legitimate
causes the timccame whem otherstates
and sections could make beef eheaner i
than it could be made on Illinois farm-.
hen Illinois farmers found the price
of cattle less than the cost of growing '
them, they gave up the business or ,
changed their methods. Years ago '
Ohio went through much the same
change. The result was mixed agricul- '
ture. The acres that formerly pro
duced one cow and her steer calf were
made to produce a greater value in oth
er products. This change is breaking
up the great farms which !. years ago
seemed to threaten the social and bus
iness life of the western farmer. Like
those that have gone before it. this
change offers better opportunities for
business farmers, because it brings the
market for a great variety of products
nearer the farm.
"Ilnnoiin'ii MMgir (urn iilvr."
Warramtsl ttirwfnr iiuhh-j rrfjiuuil. ai: your
drugget fur It. 1'ri. i-13 .tiii.
I'roviilinc for the ITneninloveil.
'riir nunnlii rf rifiiinnnt -.t-rr,r.4.l
... .,.W, .., V (IILIilllltll in ll-..lt ,,!
raise S.1O.0O0. to be used buying several
hills near that city, and digging them
away, expecting to be reimbursed by
the sale of the stone, gravel aud sand
they contain. Possibly it may be a suc
cess, but the unemployed for whom
the hope to provide lal.or by this
scheme would not go out to dig gravel
for a farmer atany fair wages. If they ,
do it for a committee of the citizens,
but a small p.irt of them would stick to
it a week before they would give up. if
made to fairly earn their wages. Nor
wouid many of them accept such work
if offered to them. They would have j
to go around the corner to see a man
about a job they had the promise of.
and they would not get back until the
agent who wanted them was far away.
With the unemployed in some of our
cities clamoring for labor, "bread or
blood," a farmer near by cannot hire
men to harvest his wheat crop unless
at prices in excess of the value of the 1
lino's Cure for Consumption relieves 1
the most olstinute coughs. Itev. D. Itri 11
MiEii.Eit, Lexington, Mo . Feb. -4. 1M.
The Christinas numbers of the differ-.
ent periodicals are this year, as always,
trying to outdo each other in holiday
features. Perhaps one of the most re
markable as well as tiie most success
ful of the holiday features is in Har
per's Young People for December 11th
the Christmas number. This is a lit
tle drama in pantomime, which is to be
acted out by young people to the accom
paniment of descriptive music. The
play is written by Thomas Wharton, is
illustrated bv Kdward Penfield.and the
music is by Owen Wister. The illus
trations are nrinted in coins
Great Rock Island Route
!f you end l." cents In stamps orcoin to JNO.
PKIJASTAIN". Uen'l I'as. At:nt. C . K I. & 1
i: y. iTilcairo vou will receive po-trK.l'I the
slicke-it Kick of plavinjr cards vou ever handled.
Heatitiful steel engraved Whist Kules accom
pans them fr-,
A 1 e't in one of the bijj flouring mills at
Minneapo.is contains .Oil cowhides.
Time was when the "glorious climate of
a ifornia" did not attract tourists But
year after year the tide of travel ?ets in
stronger and stronser every fnll and winter
toward this favored region There is no
i climate like it on this continent for n win
! ter resort, and the usual fine ervice on the
Union I'a ifie System has this season teen
t roucht to a degree of 1 erfe'-tion which
jeaTCS nothing to i o desired.
For further information call on your
nearest ticket agent or address
E. L. LOMAX.
(Jeiieral Pass, and Ticket Agent,
It costs over SiO.OOO a yenr to scrape the
1 nrnae'es c:f a I iij man-of-war and re-
cyres,$T, JACOBS OILys
....WHAT MORE IS NEEDED
Ittilli-t Proof MiiHtN.
Hardware: The invention of bullet
proof shields is en!argnnr. and the pat
ent office will soon, if it goes on at the
present rate, be compelled to establish
a speeial sui-dep:irtiueiit for the expo
sition of devices in th s direction. A
point is laid down by a New York en
gineer, which is that the outer surface
of such material should ' eof a s-ft.
vieldinjr material. 'I his lreaks the
step to something I etter.
Winter Tourist Ticket Via tlie Waltash
Are now 011 mi'o to all the winter reports of
the South. ; od returning until .lime 1st
"to. AI.SO II.KrsT KT HxlOV Tl'M-TS t
all j oints south on excursion date-, hi !
dition to above. Kniirond and Steam-hip
tic) ets to all joints in the I'siteo STAir.
nnd Fa kopk. itt louest rate,. For rate-,
tickets. ex iirsion dates and full informa
tion or a iojiv of tlie Home Seekers Cuido,
rail at Walash Oflite, l.'iitt Farmiiu street,
15. N. "i..oto,
N. W. P. Ac,t, Omaha. Nob.
'1 he Century will publish during the
'coming year a series of five short nov-
els, each one complete in a single num
1 ber. The first will appear in the ."an
j nary number. It is called "A Lady of
I New York," and is by Ilobert Stewart.
an entirely new writer. It is a picture;
1 of society in New York, written with
lijrhtuess of touch, and introducing
characters that are familiar in life, but
j which seem to have escaped the novel
1 1st heretofore.
Tabic. Mctud hand For sale
Alv to or nddress, H. C AKIX,
."fit S. I'-th St.. Omaha. Nok
New Orleans tun e attempted to Iiht its
streets with t oltoiiiecd .i'
la Our Great Grandfather's Time,
big bulky pills were in
general u-e. Like the
that decade they
were big and clum
sy, but inefTec-
tne. In tluscetit-
nrv of ciilight-
nmeiit, we have
cure all liver.
ments in the
' a Hill'
now and then, with a gentle.
cleansing laxative, thereby removing of
fending matter ttoui the stomach and
bowels, toning up anil invigorating the
liver and quickening its tardy action,
and you thereby remove the cause of a
multitude of distressing diseases, such as
headaches, indigestiou. or dyspepsia,
biliousness, pimplt . blotches, eruption;
boils, constipation, pilc, ti.-tu!;is and
maladies too numerous to mention.
If people would pay mote attention to
properly regulating the action of their
bowels, they would iia-.e less fre
quent occasion to call for their doctor's
services to subdue attacks of dangerous
That, of all known agents to accom
plish this purpose. Di. Pitrce's Pleasant
Pellets are uneqtialed, is proven by the
fact that once used, they are always in
favor. Their secondary effect is to keep
the bowels open and regular, not to fur
ther constipate, as is the ca-c with other
pills. Hence, their great popularity,
with sufferers from habitual constipation,
piles and indigestion.
A free sample of th" " Pellets." (4 to 7
doscsi on tiittl. is in. ult i to.mv address,
post-paid. 011 icceipt 01 u.uu and address
on obtal card.
Address. World's Disi-i -srv Mi-.di-cai.
Association, Ituiialo. N. Y.
AT OLD PRICE.
CURES INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PAIN
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