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YOLUME XXVL-NUMBER 26.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1895.
WHOLE NUMBER 1326.
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BELAYED BY ICTE.
"AFFSKY was a
born genius,- 'des
tined. In time, to
"soar to- the ' dizzy
heights of a pro
..So," at least, said
h-is. professors at
the. University of
held "him in
-aw., and -hedged "him around .with rev
That same Kaffsky used to squander
:;'"his da'ys'-'an-d nights over mathematics
. .-.and clfemistry and .half a dozen kindred
.'c'cLchces, as -if life were to. last for eter-
- nity.- We did - not. believe :in -a man
.having .so "many irons in .the -fire, and
iV.-e'irm'ite"d"our own efforts to the ac-
complishmen't of one single -task the
--regeneration 'of mankind as a prelim-
.-ihar.y step, to the remodeling of.Russian
"'society.-; . ; '. . "--
"- -"VVehad-weighed Kaffsky in the polit-
-Ical -bajarfce :.the only one in vogue at
..Ru5s"ian"-"nniv.ersiti3 -ten years 'ago--
shd-.liatl- foiinil him' sadly-'.wan-ting. .
," He-'was a member 'of none" of .the
,: three ehurches outside of which there
' .is. ho- salvation that o.f the. sworn
conspirators, .who edited .a forbidden
Journal, Land and .Liberty, hatched'
'- plots "against the. state, and some-
-times - helped to "carry: them out;
.that .of unsworn conspif.ators. .. from
whomthe" former 'were usually re-
ruite"I; and"Ihe-bulk of students who'
-. sympathized .with- - -everything and
tjvcryBoiiy" who: embarrassed the gov-".-
ernineflt. . ' ' - -."-.-
. And to frown all, wc had just heard'
of. his 'i-mpen'diiig -marriage'.- "A nice
lime to be 1 thinking of 'marrying. and
--feathering his nest!-!' .w.e remarked to
.-.'eac"b."-otJier; "just when the pillars of
' the. 'sbcial'.editice are giving way. and
. wp are - doing .our best -to-, pull them-
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" was' mentioned those among- us. who
: -knew' Bet were staggerexi-aJbft. Anna
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"""-''atr-te- be his- daughter. Ansa Pavlona was
"' k'affsky's- senior by five or six-, yea'rs. -
' and. tor make matters still, more mixed,
she .was'a red radical at hearC . '
Fo.rmefly her democratic yiews had
got her "into hot water with the authbr.
"ities. an.d.it was not'withbut consider
. able diurca.lty that- she h"adrob'tained
'her; present' position as teacher in. .a
girts' gymnasy; which enabled her to
""live- m ' modest" competency with her
. ":widow.ed mother. . . " . -
1, .J21bj&Tolice, we knew..' had twice or
-thrice made;.elaborate inqu-iFies abtfut
him. -had. noted his-comings in and go'r
-ings."ou-t,-and had set a. watch" upon nis
"actioa's. PIatoff.when."' arrested a
T-AftL-- rr ' 7K a n rnH -Tn Ttnvo TCnfFslrv-:
card in"h-fs -pocket, arid was -subjected.
te a- .long secret cross-examination
about . his", dealings . with. him.
"As wpll. suspect 'the stone-sphinxes
- at the" Nikolai bridge 'as that piece of
- stuck-Hp. selfishness; called .Kaffsky,'
exclaimed. Lavroff. - .
'-'There : must .- be some - reason for
the suspicion."" cried Brodsky; "there's
always'fire where there's smoke, and as
we know "there's ntf -fire' here, then there
canaot":possi.bly be any smoke. It's a
matter of smoked glass spectacles."- .
"This remark struck" us all" as the
acme of cleverness. It -was "warmly
-ap'plauded. ' "Well "who could have
.smoked the -government's, spectacles?
"Boor-man, Boorman; he" alone "has a
grudge againsc Kaffsky," cried half a
do?en voices. . - - - " "
" Now, none of us had a doubt that' he'
was -the 'Judas Iscariot. His'" hang
d'o'g exprssioh,.-his slouching "gait, his
-furtive glance and-stammering devil-
try proclaimed the nature' of "the spirit
that lived and worked within him.
The present case" strengthened .our
"suspicion, for Boorman and Kaffsky
had quarreled years before.
Summer" vacations were at hand.
The" last of 'the examinations would
taXe -place in ten days, and then we
would" disperse over the length and
breadth of the empire, many of us never
to return -again. . : .
. "suddenly we were stunned and
stupefied by. a. bolt -from- the blue in
the shape of a rumor that Kaffsky had.
He'ahd Alexieff kad gone to the
theater the night before. They had
aralked .home together and made an
appointment for the morrow at the
university; bat at abokt 2 a. aa. Kaffsky
kad bees spiri.ted away, aad waa Pw.
In the secret wing- of the Lithuanian
A written request was presented by
some "of the professors, who were be
side themselves with indignation, that
Kaffsky should be released on bail.
Just to finish his-examination and take
his degree, for they knew "very well it
was all a' misunderstanding.
But to our utmost astonishment
their request was refused, and KafTsky
was removed from the Lithuanian fort
ress only to be "immured in the more
.terrible fortress of-Peter and Paul.
The excitement caused by the arrest
was assuming "dangerous proportions.
Nobody, had cared a rap for Kaffsky a
week before, and he was already a
I most popular hero now.
Perhaps It was hatred for the heart
less informer who nad already been
arrested, no doubt, to save him from
being- lynched an'd sympathy for Anna
Pavlona,. whose womanly feelings. had
got the' better of her philosophy. She
had completely broken down.
She had been taken to her bed, had
refused all food, had forwarded petition
after petition to the minister, of the in
terior, and when it. became clear that
she might just as well.be sowing salt
on the seashore, her mind gave way.j
The doctors sent her mother and her
self in post haste to the" Crimea.
-. In October a. few of us met in -St
"Petersburg once more-"-but only- a. few.
The police had 'made a tremendous J
haul among the students the day the
university closed session, and many
were now in their distant native villages-
-expelled . from, the university;
others in prison, o'thers -again on the
Kaffsky, we "learned, was among-the
lattcr--condemned -o the mines as a
dangerous conspirator, in spite of the
intercession of .the professors; Anna
Pavlona was dead, according to other's;
"but it came to pretty much the same
i thing" in the end.
I -had heard of .many evil things, done
bv diabolical reformers, . but this was
the- most crying injustice I .had ever
J actually witnessed;' and when talking
f with a friend who was a relative of one
of the 'ministers I told him so.
. lie was "astounded at what I tohlhim,
and asked me to draw up an account'
of -Raff sky's case in writing.' He would
see. he said," that justice should be-done.
I had no difficulty in obtaining pre-
cise particulars." I' discovered even the
I - 1131116 -the -forwarding prison, over
1 1.000. miles, away. In which Kaffsky was
j then, interred, and having made-but a
j very strong", case. I gave my friend the
paper, and he presented it "to h'isrela-
tive, the minister
A week passed, then a fortnight, and
-still'there was no answer.
One- day 'my .philanthropic friend
shook his head, said "my data were all
wrong, said that -Kaffsky -was the most.
dangerous conspirator that had .ever
been tripped -up in ,the very nick of
time, and that he would advise me to
keep aloof .from political reformers in.
future, as it was evident they -could
make' black appear" white without an
effort. - -
.- :SiX' years later I .heard that Kaffsky
was no more. "He died of disease, or was
' shot" in'-a. tumult, or disposed of. in some
such-way. The particulars were-not
very precise, but he .was. really dead,
that .was certain. " ". "
"Nothing else hut death is certain in
Russia.' I remarked to an ex-minister
to whom"-! had been telling the whole
story after dinner. :".
"So you are going to write about- it,
ybu 'say," he. asked me,' "to ease -your
' "rami," I replied.
"Very well, then, if yon will come
here in two or three days I will supply
you with a most-interesting postscript."
.And he did.
- His statement "was .based on official
documents and this is the gist of itr
"When-.the terrorist movement was
-at its height the leaders were invisible
and'ubiquitous. We suspected that they
were in the "university,- but that -was
only-a guess. Once or twice Kaffsky
appeared to be m the movement, but
we had no proof, and could "get none.
It then 'occurred to General O. of the
secret department tc employ a spy who
had never played the .part of a detective
"I know. You mean the scoundrelly
informer, Boorman,"" I broke in.
"Boorman! Boorman!. Was be?. O. of
course he was. Yes. No. Boorman was"
not the detective. Boorman. I see. was
nearly as dangerous as Kaffsky; he was
Kaff sky's right-hand man.. and he got
the same punishment."
This announcement took my breath
away, but it only deepened the mystery.
"Two thousand three hundred rubles
was what it all cost, and dirt. cheap,
too." he went on.
"You mean the "detective's reward?" I
"Yes. that, of course, -vas over and
above her regular salary, which waa
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clever stroke of business she ever did."
"She!" I repeated. "Was it a woman,
"O, yes; didn't I tell you? and a
woman with the making of a saint in
her, too. Ha. ha, ha! She" is now a god
fearing sectarian a pietist of some
"Well, I remarked, "she would need
a good long course of penance, were it
only to atone for the fate of poor Anna
Pavlona, whose life she snuffed out.'
"Ha, ha,.har he laughed, till the big
tears rolled down his furrowed cheeks.
"Why, hang it, man, Anna Pavlona was
herself the detective. But that was the
only clever thing she ever did. She
soon after left theservice, found salva
tion, as they term' it, in some obscure
sect, and is a pious bigot now:"
MEN IN CONNING TOWERS.
The Effort ta Xake
Easy for the
Following closely upon its considera
tion of the much-disputed question as
to whether entrance to the conning
towers of our' ships of war -should be
made large enough to permit the easy
-ingress and egress of the more rotund
of our naval officers, comes discus
sion by the navy department as to
methods to be employed in removing
to the "sick bay" such persons as may
be wounded on the deck in asMon,
says the WaKffffigton Star. TBe in
timate connection of the-Awotopics
may nafceapparent at fimt glance, but
ughtful students-naval affairs
ubtless sevfnat there isa. re
lationship. The principal pofnt to be
noted is as to the difficulty thfct would
oe- experience in removing,irom tne
conning tofer the woundefbody of one
of those obese officers, who, .when. in
possessiosrof his faculties, could barely,
managqto squeeze his waiy in. By pro
jectina?him'self edfewtse, sovto speak,
mosjff the ultra-scout amon our naval
officers could manage to secure admis
sion, but the-ftting of oie of them
out in case lie should chance to be injured-,
wouldf be a serious undertaking.
Mattersvlfke this -have to be consid
ered, now .in time of peace; when a ship
is in action and the unconscious form
of her commanding officer is so tightly
wedged in the slot as to make move
ment in or out temporarily impossible,
it is then too late to discuss the width
of conning-tower doorways. . A twofodl
remedy presents itself. Either make
the slot wide enough to-admit easily
the' embonpoint of- a 350-pound officer
and the whole body of a. twelve-inch
shell, or else insist that the officers who"
cannot easily enter a moderately slotted'
tower, shall stay- ashore and do' bureau
work or roam around on ships that are
not equipped with" towers or other un
comfortably contracted living or fight
She Was Eqaal' to Him.
. Of all the expedients devised by debt
ors, whether by'Mica'wber or Murger,
few have been more simple and effectu
al than, that of a Mrs. -Martin in San
Francisco recently. She had ordered a
ton of coal delivered at her residence.
The. coal dealers had not yet received
their pay for previous tons, so they in
structed their-driver to' take the coal to
her house, -go to the door, present the
previous bill, and refuse to deliver the
coal until the bill was paid. He did so.
The" 'ady looked a little' surprised, but
an ominous glitter came into her eye
when she "heard her ultimatum. , But
she. repressed her feelings, and suavely
invited the coal "man to "step into the
parlor while she' went ta - get the
money"." The coal heaver' was rather
grimy, and did not seem exactly. to fit.
the furniture, but he accepted her In
vitation, stepped into the parlor, and
Mrs. Martin disappeared. Many
minutes passed. -The coal-heaver be--
came impatient,' but the lady did not
return. Finally he heard the crash of
coal. He looked cut of the. window. To
-his horror,-he saw -his coal being un
loaded by- another man. He tried the
door, but it. was locked, and the grimy
.coal-heaver grimly sat -down- and
waited. After the coal was .unloaded
the lady appeared and let -him out.
There -was a triumphant twinkle- in
Mrs. Martin's eyes as she told hfm to
"call- again with the -bill." San .Fran
.. "A't'Castle Hill; Maine, there are three
brothers, whose- combined, height is
The very oldest watches bearing inscribed-
dates- are of Swiss make and
bear date of 1484-
There'is a law which prohibits the
'cabmen - of -Paris from smoking their
pipes. while driving.
-State Councillor Jermakoff, who died
a short time ago in Moscow, gave away
$3,000,000 in" charity.
Kate Field has gone'- to- Hawaii to
"write up the . island for one of the
A French taxpayer is obliged to work
eighty-six .days in the year to pay off
what is due 'the treasury.
If all the thread used in this country
.yearly were stretched out end to end
it would stretch 7,000.800 miles.
A chorus in which many love to join.
"Didn't I tell you so?" .
Self-assertive men" often -do a large
business on a small capital.
We "must give Christ our burden be
fore he will give U3 his yoke.
The. man who would go to heaven
alone If he could, isn't fit to go.
Our loyalty to Christ is best tested by
the way we treat onr enemy.
. Whoever is like Christ will be found
trying to make earth like heaven.
. A civil tongue is a better protection
than steel armor an inch thick..
There is -nothing the devil makes
much more use of in this world than a
tattling tongue. -
Pray for your enemy, no . matter
whether he is trying to kill you with,
his tongue or a. gun.
The devil is still making some people
believe that they can serve God without
belonging to church. .
The man who can pay his debts and 1
won't do it, would steal if he could do
it without being locked up.
"Some people show that, they are not
on the way to heaven by-what they tell
others they must do to get there.
It is a common temptation with the
Christian worker to' think that God has
called him ta raise the dead te begin
A MAN THOUGHT TO BE DEAD,
11. Aaat Died steccatly la Draiaark,
Leaviac WUm Property Warta 'Ovar
Oaa muiaa WaaM Brias Xast Aay
baa Back ta Life. '
H ROUGH THE
efforts of J. N. Wal
lem, royal vice
consul for Den
mark at Philadel
phia. Sophus Lin
hard, now lying ill
in ' the Burnett
has been made
aware of the fact
that he is the heir
of an estate estimated at $1,009,000
near Elsinore, Denmark. Linhard, who
is an intelligent man. came - to this
country over 20 years ago and engaged
in farming not .far from Philadedel
phia. His letters to his relatives in
Denmark were few and soon they lost
sight of him entirely. Some time ago
he was taken seriously ill and went to
the Burnett house in -Stroudsburg,
where he had friends. It was while he
-was a patient here that one day a copy
(Brighton, 111., Correspondence.)
This'placeis noted for the beauty pt
Its women as well as for the chivalry of
its men.-" The town is full of them, anl:
her surrounding hills and valleys, and
her smiling -prairies, bloom and blos
som with young womanhood that is the
pride of the Prairie State..
Miss Josie Lash is the daughter of Mr.
Geo. W. Lash, one of the old-time" grain
buyers of .Brighton. 'Miss "Josie lives a
quiet home life", with" her parents in
South Brighton." - She was- educated at
.the Brighten High Sehool, and isan ac
complished and genial young lady. "
Miss Meda Merrill is one of the' leading-society
girls here, and in all enter
tainments her presence is sought for.
She" is the daughter of W. C. Merrill, of
the firm of Merrill & Chase; and our
present postmaster, a graduate of the
High School and at Jacksonville,. III.
She is well educated and accomplished.
Miss Marcella Glenny- is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Holly Glenny, the first
editor of the Brighton News, and 'wide
ly known, for his newspaper - work in
this' section. Miss Glenny. is the so
prano singer in the M. E. choir, and a
general favorite in Brighton society".
She is also a graduate of Brighton High
of a newspaper was handed him. It
was the first paper he had seen for
some time and there he learned-for the
first time that the Danish vice-consul
at Philadelphia was advertising to as--certain
the whereabouts of Sophu3 Lin
hard! He well knew when-he left Denmark
years ago that he had an aunt and
uncle,. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Pontoppdan,
who were very wealthy, but the last
thing that entered his mind was the
thought that they were after him. " At
first he was inclined not to pay any at
tention to the advertisement and he let
the matter go by for a day-- or so.
Finally he determined to write to Con
sul Wallem, and in reply received a
copy of a letter which had .been sent to
the vice-consul on June 2. It was from
Elizabeth Sophia Pontoppdan, of Port
land, Ore., and among other things said:.
"By advice of M. Larsen, Danish con
sul of Portland, Ore., I appeal .to-you
for information of iny brother-in-law,
Sophus Linhard, of Hinge," or Aarhus,
Denmark, of whom we have not heard
for 20 years. At that time he had-a
farm near Philadelphia. He has fallen
heir to the estate of his aunt, Elisa
Sophia Lindhardt Pontoppdan. She
died Jan. 15-, 1895. He also had three
-children. I have lately become a widow
and- it isy therefore, of the greatest in
terest to me that the missing heir is
found or proof cf his death be secured,
hecause the laws of Denmark permit of
no division of the estate till such is
done. Also, the authorities of Helmigen
requested me to find him, if possible, or
(his children. If you insert an adver
tisement for him in the papers it may
. It will e aeaw time before he -will
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be able to do anything himself toward
securing the money. His illness is of
rach a character that it will be several
weeks before he can leave the hotel.
Just what is the present worth of his
aunt's estate he does not know, al
though he knows it is large. Her hus
band, at the time of his death, had large
shipping interests and was the largest
individual ship owner in North Europe.
In addition he had large landed in
terests. The expectant heir to all this
property is In very moderate circumstances.
Wealthy, bat Hard-Work ei!.
One of the most conspicuous business
men of New York, who is the extensive
head of a company with many millions
of assets, said recently that he had not
taken a vacation in ton years. He is a
millionaire, and his statement indicates
the" high pressure under which men
who manage the affairs of big com
panies sometimes work: During the
summer his family live in their cottage
on t.he Jersey coast. "I am able to gt
away from myoffice at 3:30 in the after
noon," he said, "by making use of my
.time' en the trip down to my cottage. I
go by boat and I take my stenographer
with me. In this way I am able to clear
up my correspondence on the way down.
Sly stenographer returns at once to New
York, and when I reach my office I. find
the letters that I have dictated the
School, and takes quite aa interest
. Miss 'Jessie Dain is an alumnus of the
High School, and adds to the entertain
ment In social, functions."' She is the
eldest daughter of CapU E. T. Dain,.'a
veteran Indiana soldier, who fought
through. the war. Miss. Jessie, is an in
teresting conversationalist and enter
tains her friends genially. " -
Miss Mabel Martin is the daughter .of (
the late Dr. Frank Martin, who -died (friends in social life. She" is connected
upon the threshold of a brilliant career with many of .the principal -old fami
in medical science. . Miss Mabel Inherits lies .of Macoupin and.Greene counties,
the magnetic qualities "of her. father Misses EJ&th. and Clarabel Potter are
and is loved- by her many friends .and sisters "who. bave been prominent In so
admired' by all. j cial-circIes-heTC, since their graduation
Miss Addie Robertson is the daughter at the High School. They are daughters
of the late Daniel Robertson. She re-i"of Mr. Asa Potter, who was postmaster
sides with her si3ter, Mrs. Marshall .
Dickerson. and is a prominent charac
ter in-social functions.-" She is-cultured
and genial, -and' her amiability and
happy disposition draw about her many
friends. ' "
Miss-Hattie" Robings resides with' her I
parents in their beautiful home on
North Main -street, .her "father, Mr. A.
Robings, being an.old citireh and- vet;
eran who" fought as a private through
the" war. -Miss .Hattie is. accomplished.
night' before ready for my signature.
That saves me about an hour a 'day.
Vacation? No, I don't take a vacation.
My clerks and assistants do that; but' I
find that it is impossible for .me to. get
away.. There are many little'dctails
that I have to attend to personally and
I can't turn -them over to any other
There are probably-few clerks in New
York who work, harder 'than this -millionaire,
even' though their hours ma'y
I be longer. New York Sun.
Tragedy Told 'by "a TonlMtonr.
Under a hickory tree in an old grave
yard at Mexico, Mo"., is a tombstone
with the following unique inscription:
"In memory of John W. Ricketts.'who
was assassinated about sunset in Au
drain' county on 'the 24th day of Feci-
ruary. 1857, in the 38th year of his
age, on his return, and within' sight of
his home. He Was born near "Flint
Hill. Va. The victim of a conspiracy in
yquth. haunted and traduced in after
yeara by those who should have-been'
his friends, and at last shot down by
a murderer clandestinely. He was a
man of mind, and energy, true to his
friends, and forbearing to his enemies.
A good brother", a kind and affectionate
husbtnd and parent, and a useful-citi-xen.
Dedicated by an affectionate wife
and brother. R.equiescat in pace."
Steters BUM. a S!
Five' daughters of John GranniBer,
of East St Louis, Hi., made a ra-1 on
a saloon where their father got drunk
and smashed up thing3 considerably.
They left word that the -dose would bs
repeated if more whisky wu anil u
HERE'S REALISM FOR YOU.
The Esceaa'lacfy KeatarkaMa ' Perfarae
aace of a SktUeti Chtaes Teatrllaaalst.
A man who witnessed the perform
ance gives the following description of
what a ventriloquist in ' China said:
The ventriloquist was seated behind a
screen, where there were only a chair,
a table, a fan and a ruler. With ths
ruler he rapped on the table to enforce
the silence, and when everybody had
ceased speaking there was suddenly
heard the barking of a dog. Then we
heard the movements of a woman. She
had been wakened by the dog. and was
shaking her husband. We were just
expecting to hear the man and wife
talking together, when a child began
to cry. To pacify it the mother gave
it food: we could hear it drinking and
crying at the same time. -The mother
spoke to it' soothingly, and then rose
to change its clothes. Meanwhile
r another child had "been wakened and
was beginning to make a noi3e. - The
father scolded it; while the baby con
tinued crying. By and by the -whole
family went back to bed and fell asleep.
The 'patter of a moose was heard. It
climbed up some vase and upset it. We
heard the elatter of the vase as.it fell.
The woman coughed in her sleep. Then
cries of "Fire! fire!" were .heard. The
mouse had upset the lamp;', the bed
curtains- were on fire." The husband
genial and well -educated, and takes a'
.great interest- in" Sunday-echool work.
She.-is" also a product of" the-High
School' and a splendid scholar,
Miss Eva Short is "a 'graduate .of the
High School, aad the only daughter-"of
the late'CapL Robert Short, who .went
into the army" as a private,. and was
"mustered out at its close as a' captain."
Miss Eva is a. bright, fascinating, culr
fcured young lady; and'-makes hosts -of
for three terms.- They are popular en
tertainers and have a host of -friends:
The" above list of young ladies., have
grown and developed into- womanhood
here in Brighton. ' Tfcey are fitted, like
their 'many- friends iinmentioned. to
adorn society, and embellish; the home.
Wealth cculd not add to their qualities
of true womanhood.- They may be "said"
to be a fair type of the American cul--'
tured woman, who is co-extensive with .
our country. -- - " -." .'
and; wife waked-.' up, . shouted "and
screamed, the- cmldrea cried, .thou-'r
sands of people came running " and
shouting. . Children cried; dog3. barked,
the. walls came crashing' down, 'squibs
and crackers exploded. -The fire bri
gade .came racing up. . Water . 'was
pumped up in torrents. and hissed in-the-
flames. The representation. was so true
to life, that every one arose to his feet
and was starting away,- when a second
b!ow of the . ruler on the table com
manded silence. We rushed behind" the
screen, but there was nothing there ex
cept the ventriloquist, his table, - his
chair and- his ruler. ". "-. '
.Gibbon's Sevea Antohlngrapliie
-Gibbon wrote his Roman history
onfe; but the- history of. his own life"
he wrote no fewer than seven of, in
deed, eight times. Ti-2 manuscript ver
sions, themselves have been- preserved.
among the Gibbon papers., which sine";
the historian's death have remained in
the'safe custody of the Sheffield family.
There seven autobiographies, together
with Gibbon's journal and "correspon
dence, are now to be published, and
make one of "the meet interesting and.-!
important items in John Murray's an-
' nouncemer.ts for the autumn publishing
season. The publication is a valuable
result of last year's Gibbon centenary."
The .earl of Sheffield, who has ah heredi
tary title to the post, will edit these re
mains and contribute a preface.
A little To LorlB
Bride My. dear, this hat has been
crushed beyond redemption, and. I must
have a new oae. Groom Very well,
my darling. Ill stop in somewhere on
my way home, and buy you one. (Br id
j faiata with Turror.)
Sjijitips if Pmiysis.
- Pocau. 9bb., Hay 3, 1M&.
Or. Wflliaaw' Maifchw Co.,
Scheaectady. 5. Y. -.
Gextlbvbx: This ia te certify tka I aai
arasidaat of Dosgka, Oioa Caaaty, Sak,'
ad am eighty yean of age.. I hava baaa
a almost coaataat sufferer scarry att vy
Cf late jean I kara had savcra palate
air back and limbs, with aamka u
rrickliag leaastioaa la tka xtraaitias
whkk bob pbysiciaaa proaeaacad
toms vf saralyais.
Last fall, bavias keard tkraark
of the virtue of Dr. WilUaaw Ptek
f cr Pal People, 1 paxekasad m kalf
le direct xroai yea aaa i
them accordiu to diractioaa.
At this t:m the actios of sty heart waa
givia? ma great aaxiety. Its pelsatieaa
wera.weak aad anccrtaia, witk palpitatlaa.
aad Terr alarniag syaretoaM apoa tka
least exciteseat ar over exsrUea. Dissi-
Beai aad keadacke war of
la a very short ttae after begiaaisc treat
meat witk tka piih I Degas tefeeltkeir
effect.- Tka aombaesa .became tefraqaeat
and leas severe,wkaB Ioeoaiotiea waa eaatar.
Trouble from palpitatioa decraaaai aad -I
experienced a better coaditioa of gsaar
al health so that I Mttweaty yaan yoaaf-.er-
I fe'.t so mack batter wkaa tka sue
boxes were goaa that I diecoBtiaaad Uaat
Witk tka advent of spriac aad wans
weather, I keeraa to feel a reran ef tka
old sv mDtoms. ta soma extent, so
another six boxes of Tear eilhi froat Mi
C. F Clark & Co.. of StracBM, Set, whsehY
bo doubt, will hive tka tame feed affect
tka first lot did- . Reepectf aJJfy,
Mas. R. M. Waaa.
Dr. WUUams.' Pink Pills for- Pale Peepto
are now given to-the pabUc aa aa wafafliajr
blood bauder aad aerre restorer, cerise au
forms of weakeess arkisc froaa a watery
coaditioa of tke blood or tkattored Barrae."
The piihi are sold by all dealers, "or wtl be
sent post paid oa receipt of price 50 casta a
box. or six boxes for I3.B0, by addressing
Pr. Williams' Med. Co., Schenectady. If. Y.
. Prospective boarder: ".Do you' have,
good milk?" Summer' landlord:" "Do
we! -Why, this place Is only forty min
utes from the city." Lire. . -
Some of the wheat is '.getting so big
that the farmers are using cross-cut
saws' to get it down." It will be floated
to market by the boom company. "Min
neapolis Journal. .
Ten-year darky boy: "Mammy mam-
my. I can't reach the roosting nest on
my "toes." Mammy Johnsing: "Stan,
on your heels, chile. Ain't you got.no.
tntcrlectraiity?"" Boston Standard.-
Prohibition missionary:' "You are so
pcor.-only because you are intoxicated
half 'yonr time.,"'- The oibulous one:
'Thash'not it. gent. I'm only 'toxicated
half .m'-time 'cause .1. am- so .poorT"
Puck.-'.'.-. -. ". ' '... - ' -" .' :
Landlord: "Did you ever taste". any"
thing to -match this red "wine?". -Cus--
tomer: - Oh,, yes. ' Only the other week
I" stuck the" wrong "end rt a penholder"
in my mouth- by mistake." LustigY
Blaetter: ' ..."-..-
"On'y ashrait?; He! He-ic! I' go
four kingh's. Shee 'm?" .'"Eh? What's
'that?. You've got two -kings? "You're
seeing double.. my friend."" "Tha. s'ho?
Al'ri'i Fiilem'-'up agin!" New "York
Recorder. " -
Mrs. Higbee:-"l'think yon had. better
go fcr the .doctor.-George; Jhonny com?
plains of . pain3 in. his head."'.': . Higbee".
"I guess-' its' nothing serious.--. He has
had-them. before." Mrs. Higbee:". "Yes;
but never" - on Saturday:" Brooklyn
Life. -' .' ' " ' ". V "- :-
"Nobody ever hears of him," said one
statesman of another.- "He is rather
.ob3curel" '""Obscure is no' name .for ltl
Why, that man's so utterly" unknown,
-that he hasn'.fe'ven been mentioned 'ss
a presidential' possibUity." Washing-',
ton Star. ". "--"'-"".
St Peter.:'. .''Are.: they all" here?"- Ga
briel:' ."AH but. New York-and Phila-r
delphia."" St'. Peter: "Wha'tls the mat
ter with" them T! Gabriel :..Vl" couldn't
wake Philadelph'la.'and New' York had
to get the. harp out of- pawn."- Cincin
nati Tribune. -, ' '
"What "do" ypn- think "you. are -going
to.doT asked the bartender. """Take a
bath?" "You said 'er,"."answered Eis
mal Dawson. "Feller last night'.at de"
Salvation-Army told me dat a' man was.
no -. good ." iess'n. be '.'was... inwardly.
washed.'- -Indianapolis News. ";
Kate Field .In Denver.-' -."
.Dr.s"vER..Sfpt 10, -"My-journey from
Chicago was.over-'th'e Chicago. Hurling-:
tori, i Qmncy railroad, one of- the" best
managed systems in .the '"country? I
sllould.say. jtidjr'og bv the. civility of
the employes', the comfort I.'-..xperi-enct-d.
the excellence of -its-roadbed,,
and-the punctuality of arrival- I ac
tually reached Denver ahead "of time..
The Hnrlinzton -Route is.also the best
-.to St'.I'anl. Minneapolis, '.Omaha and
Kansas City. --.'.'-".
'.' LITERARY INDUSTRY. -"
'Locke Is -said to have ."spent over six";
years, in the" preparation of h's essay"
on the "Human Understanding."
' Charles Lamb would write one of .hls-
essays" In-an 'evening, after a 'day spent
at'hls.desk. in the Eart India office. ";
Byrcn. spent the'lelsure .hours- of near
ly four yeafs'ln the preparation" of the
first two cantos -of "Chllde Harold"
Grote is reported to' have- spent fif
teen years -In the work -of preparing
and writing his "History" of Greece." '
. Spensr. from firsfto last, consumed
four years of tole rb'y.steady labor in
the preparation of 'the'"Falry Queen.""
' . Dryden worked irregularly, but con
sidered, that his dally task..o'ught to
comprise from 100 to" 400 lines of .verse;
Douglas. Jerrold is 'said to have-de"-voted'
but a few hours to .the 'prepa
ration .of each -one of his Caudle lect
teres". - ' . "
- Mnlfaall. the. great.-statistician. -devoted
nearly thirty -years to the prepi.
ration of his "Dictionary of "Statis-.
-AMOBG TEE OZAMKST
-The Land of Big Red Apples, la aa
attract! tc and :nf erecting bookf handsomely
illostr ted with vws '.of South Missouri,
scenery, isc'adisz the famous O den fruit
farm of .1X00 acre ia'Howell coqatr. It
poruins to fruit, raising in that great fruit"
Ir-It of America the southern' slope of the
Ozards. and-will' proxe of "great" Xaloe", aot
only t- fruitgrower', hut to eerj-farmer
sad homese-ker Icokirgfor a farm aad a
hom. " . .- ' ...-" -
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J. E. Lockagop.
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The geed. ad makes itself felt, as
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