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MERELY THE MAIDEN'S WAY
HEN a pair of lov
Anil in pride and
Oft with hasty
ly Wringing each
As with high and
' haughty footstep
Trips offended maid away.
She will turn her head a moment,
Glancing only so she'll say
At the glow of dying day!
Maiden's way! Maiden's way!
"When a pair of lovers weary
Of such comedy of strife.
Meet again and sue fo'rgicness,
Vowing harmony for life,
For one little kiss he'll pray.
She will turn her head a moment
Coyly feigning shy delay,
"Lost he think he's won the day!
Maiden's way! Maiden's way!
THE COLOKEIS WIFE.
The rupture wa about a two-acre
fioJd. Colonel Kairholme wanted it to
fill out a dent in his ring fence, and Sir
George Warbiirtun stepped in nnd
bought it over his head.
"You can consider your engagement
at an end. sir," the colonel wrathfully
informed his nephew and heir. "No
daughter of that sneak shall be mistress
of Broadwater just you mind that."
Then Evelyn and Dick held a council
of war on a neutral stile.
"I've had Minilar instructions," said
4be girl. "They are very much incensed
at present, but it won't last. Within
six veks somebody will be giving a
rernrriliatiou dinner party. 1 know the
clear old things so well."
But befoie the month was out Col
onol Fairholmc was on his way to Aus
tralia. During the first few weeks after
his at rival in Melbourne he comnwni
cated regularly cither with Dick or his
maiden sister. Then there was a gap
for a couple of mails, and Hick was get
ting uneasy and meditating a cable of
inquiry when the expected letter ar
rive.!. "My Dear Hoy I have a piece of nows
for you which I daie say will surprise
you. After being a confirmed bachelor
for nearly sixty years 1 have found my
better half at last. I made her ac
quaintance at the table d'hote out here,
and we were married last Monday.
The lady is a great deal younger than
myself, and I may say without boasting,
as charming in disposition as she is ia
person. You cannot fail to like her,
and I am sure you will both be the very
best of friends. We shall leave in a
fortnight by the Ormuz, so you wilJ
lcnow when to expect us. Please break
ie news as gently as yon can to your
mint. HOMAGE KAIUIIOLME."
A few days after the letter came a
brief note for Dick.
".lust a few lines to catch the mail.
There is a tiresome delay in the final ar
rangements, and I find that I cannot
lcac as soon as I hoped, as the berths
are already booked for the Ormuz.
Adele will go on alone with her maid.
Meet her at Southampton, and I will
follow by next Orient boat."
Dick wondered at the arrangement,
hut did not fail to meet his uncle's wife
when the time arrived. She was a tall
woman of twenty-eight or thirty, un
deniably handsome and delirious of
winning the good graces of her hus
band's nephew. Nevertheless, Dick
did not take a fancy to her. In fact,
che rather repelled him. However, t-he
quite won Miss Fairholme's simple roul
by complimenting her upon her hoiise-
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"COL. FAIUHOLME." SHE GASPED,
keeping and refusing to interfere with
such admirable management, also she
professed interest in the estate.
"I'm so fond of the country," she told
them, "and your English scenery is so
picturesque and homelike. I promise
myself a ramble every morning before
But one day Dick saw something
which gave him the curious notion that,
after all. it was not the beauties of na
ture that attracted her. He saw Mrs.
Fairholme walking briskly down the
road to meet the postman there was
only one delivery in that part of the
world who was about to leave the
Broadwater letters at the lodge. She
stopped the man and he gave her an
envelope, which she opened and read
on the spot."
"Hum!" he reflected. "So Mrs. Fair
holme is so anxious about her corre
spondence that she takes the trouble to
go out and meet it at half-past seven
That afternoon he was at the village
postoffice, and the postmaster, who was
also the grocer, happened to be serving
"I saw a letter for you with the Mel
bourne postmark on it this morning,
sir," he said, with the license of an old
tenant. "I hope the colonel's well."
William confirmed the statement em
phatically and furthermore volunteered
the information that the new mistress of
Broadwater had met him on the high
war near the lodge gates, and requested
him to hand the letter over to her.
"Thanks," said Dick, lightly. "Of
eourse Mrs. Fairholme has forgotten to
give it to me. Ill ask her about it"
Conscious of her duplicity. Dick could
scarcely force himself to be civil to her.
Bat she appeared not to notice his sno
roseness, and in the evening she icse
from the piano suddenly, as though on
"By the way," she said, "have you the
key of the strong-room, Dick? I meant
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to ask you before and forgot. I 6houId
so much like -to see the family jewels.
Your uncle told me that be has some
wonderful rubies which he brought
from India. Bring them down, there'a
a dear boy!"
The dear boy brought them down
with the best grace in the world. Mrs.
Fairholme admired the jewels nnd
played with them like a child with a
new toy. But the rubles aeemed espe
daily to captivate her fancy.
"They are magnificent!" she satd. and
hfcr eyes were almost a bright with ex
citement as the gems themselves. "I
never naw anything like them. And
the diamonds are fine, too. But those
old-fashioned settings are horrible. I
shall have them all reset at once. Do
you know the address of a good jew
eler?" "Linklater of Bond street, is one of
the best, I believe. But if-you will ex
cuse my saying so, don't you think the
matter will keep till the colonel re
turn? I'm not sure that he would care
to have them altered."
"Oh, he won't object if Ills my wish.
Bhe said sweetly, "t am going into the
town early tomorrow. I shall wire
myself to Linklater's to send one of
their people to fetch them."
He quietly ran up to London in the
morning and paid a visit to Mr. Link
later, to whom he explained the circum
stances and then requested that the
stones rhould not be unset until they
heard from the colonel himself.
"But my dear sir," the jeweler said.
"I know nothing of these jewels. No
such telegram as you mentioned has
been received by us."
The September afternoon was waning
when he got back to Broadwater, and
Mrs. Fairholme, superb in a velvet din
ner gown, swept across the hall to meet
"You tiresome fellow," she said play
fuly, "where have you beeh all day?
The man from Linklater's has been here
since three o'clock waiting for you to
come home with the strong-room keys."
"Oh, of course, I forgot. He has
come for the jewels, hasn't he? I'll
But when he reappeared his hands
were still empty.
"I'm awfully sorry, Mrs. Fairholme,"
he said coolly, "but I've mislaid ray
keys. I hope I haven't dropped them out
"I don't think It will be much use
searching for them." she replied, with
an uhplcasant laugh. "I shall have a
locksmith down from London the first
thing in the morning. And the jew
eler's man shall wait."
Dick wrote out a telegram and gave it
to a groom with a sovereign.
"Send it off at once. Rogers, and
keep a still tongue in your head."
The mesage ran as follows:
"To Colonel Fairholme, on board the
Australia mail steamer Oratava at Na
ples: "Return overland. Imperative busi
ness. Do not fail. Dick."
If the colonel obeyed, he would be at
home in three days that is to say, four
days before he would have arrived un
der ordinary circumstances four days
before he was expected by Mrs. Fair
holme. When the locksmith arrived, Dick
had a little private conversation with
him. and a bank note changed hands.
As result, the man told Mrs. Fairholme
that the job was a long one, and that
he could not undertake to accomplish it
under three days.
The mysterious man who was not
from Bond street, went away, and on
the third afternoon returned, but the
strong-room door was not yet oper"d.
The workman was awaiting instruc
tions. About five o'clock there was a rattle
of wheels in the avenue, and somebody
rang the door bell. The next moment
the colonel, in traveling cap and ulster,
stepped into the lamplight. Mrs. Fair
holme shrieked and sprang to her feet,
overturning the bamboo table with a
"Colonel Fairholme" she gasped wild
ly. "Home already!"
"Mrs. Bellarmine! Bless me, what a
remarkable thing! Why, f thought I
had left you in Melbourne!"
"Then she's not your wife?" ex
claimed Dick, aghast.
"My wife!" cried his uncle, perplexed
to irritability. "You know very well I
have no wife, sir! 1 met this lady and
her husband in Melbourne, and -hey
very kindly nursed me through my bout
of influenza. I told j-ou so in my let
ters." Of course the "man from Linklater's"
was her husband, and the pair of ad
venturers, knowing the colonel's plans,
had taken advantage of his illness to in
tercept his letters, forge substitutes te
serve their own ends and make this
bold attempt to steal the famous rubies.
The colonel beamed upon his nephew.
"What shall I do for you. Dick, for
saving my rubies?"
"You can pay me very easily if you
like, sir. Call upon Sir George War
burton." The colonel maCe a grimace. But
he went. And within two month?
Evelyn's prophecy was fulfilled.
Southcra War Incident.
At one of the engagements in Tennes
see a confederate captain was detailed
to support a battery. The federal
troops make a fierce assault and car
ried off one of the guns. The officer
was furious over the loss of the" gun and
swore that his men should charge and
recapture it. One of the privates, who
now lives near this place, said:"Look
here, captain, if the confederate captain
must have a gun, I propose we chip in
and buy one."
A hungry confederate by the name of
Johnston walked into a farmhouse
while the family were seated at the sup
per table. The farmer had been trou
bled so much with soldiers that he con
cluded not to invite the man to partake
of the meal with him, but to make con
versation said to the confederate:
"What is your name?"
"Take-a-hite," replied the soldier.
"What," repeated the farmer, "Take-a-bite?"
"Thanks." said the soldier, "as yon
insist, I believe I will eat something,"
and sat down at the table.
A slim specimen of a North Carolin
ian left the ranks of his regiment while
passing through Front Royal and ap
proaching a lady standing on her porch
made the following comprenhensive re
quest: "Miss, will you please give me a
drink of water? I am so hungry I don't
know whtre I am to sleep tonight."
Active natures are rarely melancholy
activity and sadness are incompati
AFTER MANY YKABS.
By H. Luqucer.
OW, Miss Jinney,
you is alus a want
in a story about
dem tryin' times In
OJe Caroliney, an'
I's jes don tolc ye
all I knowed ober
And our own
knocked the ashes
out of her pipe on the hearth of the.
kitchen range, which to us children
was a preliminary sign that old Tilda
held In reserve one of her reminis
cences of her life on the Old Carter
plantation, near the city of Charleston,
and of the civil war.
Wo children, my sister and I, used
to love to steal down to her especial
domain In the gloaming, and tease for
a story of that enchanted land of Mow
ers, and especially of those battles
fought near the Carter place, and of
which the old negress was an eye wit
ness. Refilling her pipe, and settling her
self in her easy chair, she continued:
"I jes' done recolmember one moah ob
dem yarns, but it's erbout how my oie
missus kep Decoration Day all by her
lone self, an' how she done put poses
on one grave fur fifteen long years
afore she found out who de poah young
Here old 'Tilda stopped and lighted
her pipe, puffed away with a retro
spective 'glance at us two girls, as we
crept closer to this oracle in ebony, and.
having stimulated our curiosity, she
"Wal, jes' a couple o' days after dat
ere big fight at Charleston my ole man,
Lige Jackson, he was down back o' de
field a cuttin' bresh. an' all at once I
seen him drop the axe. an' start fur de
house on a run. An I was dat scart I
let de soap boil over, case I was makin'
soap out in de yard, an' was bound dat
a snake had bit him, or he had got a
lick wid de axe fur Lige was de laziest
niggah in de whole kentry, an' 1
knowed something had happened when
I seen him git such a move on to him.
An, shore enough, when lie came up,
all out of breff, I knowed it was time
to git scart, an' says he: Tildy, te!l
de missus dar's a sojier lyin' down dar
back ob de fence, by de run, an' I
rccon he is powful bad hurt, 'case he's
a grownin an' done seem to sense
"Wal, my missus wan't berry ole in
dem days, but she was jus done fading
lake a putty posey, along ob dat dread
ful wah, expecting to heah dat dc
cunnel was killed, an all de oder
trouble erbout de niggas gittin' free,
wid de place half woked an' fust one
army takin' rations and den de oder
till it 'pears like day wasent much lef.
Wall, I jis pulled de stick from under
dat soap kittle an run round to de
front porch, whar missus was sittin',
an tole her what Lige seen. She got
right up an' made Lige an' ole Minkey,
de coachman, go and brung dat pooh
fellah to de house. She an me a Cxin'
up a bed fur him while dey is gone.
"SO SCART I LET DE SOPE BILE
"Byenby dey toats him in an lays
him in it. He was outen his hade lake,
an' missus send right off fur a doctor,
and he foun he was shot in de side, de
ball goin roun by de spine, an' he say
dat air pooh boy dun got he death
blow, and de doctor recon' he was eider
shot while on picket duty or had
dropped behind when he dun got hurt,
while de army marched on an' lef him.
Anyway, dar he was, an' he doant know
nobody ner nothing, an' de doctor say
he was parlised, so he couldent even
move his pooh tounge.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. MAY 27,
"Wall, missus an' me missed him till
we both pretty nigh dun drop in our
tracks fur a week. Den at las' he dun
went home to glory, as de sun was
sttin' lake in a sea of fiah.
' But jis afore he breaved his las' he
i kinda comd to his senses, an' kep' a
j lookin' at missus an' he try'd so
I mighty hard to speak an' was dat dis
i tiessed case he couldn't, de big tears
i roll outen his handsome black eyes an'
roll down his cheeks dat was as white
as de sheet, an' de sweat lay so cole an'
thick on his hands dat his pretty dark
curls looked like dey were don got
dipped in de rain water bttrrl.
"De Missus take his han' an say:
" 'Nebber mine, de lovin' Jesus knows
jes what ye want to says' au wouid
help him ter make her en'3tan,' anyway
she would dun find out who Ins folks j
war an write em nil about how he fit
an' died duin' his duty, or what he
thought war his duty.
"Den he kept looking at his pooh
ragged clothes, dat was a iiangin' whar
he could see 'em. till mhsus takes de
hint from his appealin' eyes, and goes
and hunts through de pockets. She dun
found nothin but a little bible, an when
she bring it to him his eyes jes shine,
lake de stars in de night, an' missus
opened it an' a leetle tintype of a putty
young thing a holdin' a little baby er
about a year old drapped out, an' then
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HOW WONDERFUL ARE THY
WAYS, OH LORD.
he looked so glad. Missus axed him ef
dat war his wife an' baby, an he
nodded yas. an' den missus say: I
kin find dem by 'vertisin in dc news
papers, an' I tink I dun know what ye
want me to tell dem,' an den she see
dat he was satisfied, an' his poor eyes
was loosin' deir light. She dun took his
han in hers, an' sang lake an angel
dat pretty hymn about:
" 'All my trus' on dc is staid.'
"Dar was two or three verses, but I
riisremember 'em. Anyway while she
was singing dc gates ob glory opened
and tuk dat poor boy in.
"Ef he war flghtin' on de wrong side
he dident dun know it. He just did
his duty as he had learned it from older
hades. So de missus had him laid to
res' up in dc grove back of de house,
an' ebery Decoration Day she dun put
poses on dat lone grabe, rain or shine,
sick o- well."
"Did she ever advertise?" asked
Jennie, wiping the tears out of her
Deed she did! an' fur years she war
tryin' to fine dem folks ob hisen. iil
it went on fur nigh on ter fifteen years.
De wah was dun, de niggars all free,
Massah Carter loss an arm a fightin'
agin it, an' his only chile, young Massa
John, war growed up to be a man, an
like his ma, as putty as a picter. and'
dat smart dat he run de plantation his
own self. He hired de niggahs to work
dat war good fur anything, an let de
triflin' ones go.
Wal, der used to be lots of com
pany alius a comin' up from Charles
ton, an' one day in May dar war Macsa
John's cousin, Miss Liddy Carter, dun
come out to de plantation ter make a
visit, an' she brung erlong a young
school frien', Nellie Munson, an' f-.he
was as putty as a picter. with eyes as
black as de night when de moon don't
shine, an de coler ob her cheeks war
like de roses in de gardin.
Wal, such time as dem young crit
ters had. Day was boatin' an' fishin',
an hossback ridin ebery day ob der
lives. Wal, one sweet, putty morning
my ole missus say, dis is Decoration
Day; ef you young ladies want to go
wid me to put flowers on my grabe, I
would like yer company. Miss Liddy
she jes' dun streach herself outen de
hammock on de veranda, an' she say:
"'Scuse me, aunty. I'm awful tired of
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dat grabe; eber since I was a baby I
But Miss Nellie she dun jump up an'
"Please let mc go. I've dun hear how
good you war to dat poah sojier an'
I know some day you will git your re
ward." So she an missus walked off
in de bright sunshine, de bees war a
hummin' and de birds a singin', and
do carried a great baskit of poses de
hunney suckle an' roses, an' jasamiue,
an Miss Nellie de prettiest flower of all
in her white frock and Bky blue sash.
Misa Liddy she lay dar swingin' in
de hammak, and Massa John, after a
little, gits tip and starts for dc grove,
too. Den Miss Liddy laffa and sals
kinder scornful lake: "Ia It Miss Nell
or dc grabe that takes you out dar dis
He jes laugh back at her ah' say:
''Ob corse it's de grabe, dat's my
Migeous duty. ; e know, 'specially when
dar's a lovely young lady in de bar
gain." De ole missus alius like to hal9 us
all come up dar, too. so I war dar jes'
as Mr. John got dar, an', as usual, my
missus opened dat sojier's Bible an'
was jus' goin ter read when Miss Nellie
saw de leetle tintype, and she gabe a
leetie cry lake, an' takin' it from de
missus han' she said:
"Oh, Mrs. Carter, my ma has got
Jes such a picture, an' it hers an' mine
when I was a baby." Den she laid her
haid down into missus' lap an' began
ter cry, an she sohed out dat her pa
was in do wah, an' disappeared, an'
day dun tried ebery way to fine cut
someting erbout him. Misup axe her
what was her pas and mas name, an'
she tole her dere names war "George
an Lucy." An missus opened de
Bible, an' dar was writ on de leaf "From
Lucy to George." Den she took de r-oah
young lady in her arms, an' said: "How
wonderful are dy ways, Oh, Lord!" An,
my chile, dare under all dem flowers
sleeps your father, an' in this peaceful
?nnt Hn has not been like a stranccr.
or neglected, so now in de Providence
ob de good Lord, de dearest wish ob
his heart is fulfilled. I trus' you will
Massa John walked erway wipin' his
eyes, an ole missus read a comfortm'
varse or two outen dat little Bible, an'
we uns sang a hymn, and de decora
tion was ober fur dat day, an' missus
said to all ob us:
"Let dis yar teach yer a lesson ob
faith. Do your duty, no matter how
long de way is, or how dark dc cloubds."
Wal, chii'en, it is time yc were in ycr
beds. Its jes erbout true, di3 yam.
Ebery word is as true as de gospil. Yas,
'iss Jinnie. dat are grabe is decorated
ebery year when dis day comes aroun',
though de ole massa and missus is
lyin down beside dat young sojier boy,
an it's Miss Nellie's grabe now. for the
dun gon' an inarr'd Massa John, an'
he jus' lubs de ground she walks on.
De o!e missus lubed her, too. and you
ought to a seen what care Miss NcIi'C
dun took ob de ole missus in her lia'
sickness, fur months afore she dun went
to her reward, and she sny ober and
"No kind act is overlooked by de Mas
ter; an', honey, I'm gittin" my pay now
for honorin dc dead by a few flowers
on a lonely grabe upon de day dc na
tion set apart to 'memorate dose dat
Is not this day enough for all cur
If its exactions were but fairly
If not one unpaid debt
Were left to haunt the peace cf future
And sting us with regret?
Unbounded blessing lieth in Today.
If we but seek wc find it hidden
It is the golden stair,
Leading, it may be, by an unknown
To all we hope or dare.
From sun to sun let us this lesson learn:
Upon Today our fairest chances
And. whether soon or late,
Our destiny upon its hinge may turn
Today, sweet frien de, is Fate.
Annie L. Muzzey.
Dark ages from the sixth to the four
"GWINE BACK HOME TO DIE."
Xkm Poor Old Man Ner Foaad Man
They toid me in th dining-car of a
train on the Louisville k Nishvillfl
road Hat in th smoking-car was ail
old COiored mail Whe Wa going south
tti see his old plantation home again
before death clainled him, ay the De
troit Ffee Press. B" and by t Went id
to have a talk with' him. lie was wn
kled and white-haired and evidently
very old. and when I expressed wonder
that his friends in Kentucky should
have ie't him s6t 6ut on such a long
journey he replied:
"Dey jest couldn't help deirseives",
sah. I tole de chiU'en I was bound tfl
cum. an dey jest, had to let me."
"And how long since you left the old
" 'Way back in wah times, sah. I dun
went right off wid some Yankee sogers,
an dat s: de last I eber did see' of Mars
Thomases' folks, i'zc gwine down" td
"Where is it?"
"Jest a leetle ways out o' Selma. Dey
tell mc dar am great changes "bout
Selma, but I reckon I can walk right
down de road an find dc plantashun in
de night. Dress dc Lawd, sah. but I
doan reckon I could hcv closed my
eyes in death if dey hadn't let me cum.
Dar's bin sich a longin to see de ole
place agin dat I couldn't stand it."
Three or four of us chipped in to get
his meals and make him comfortable,
but we saw that the journey was tell
ittR on his strength. On the morning
of the day we were to reach Selma I
could see that he was weak and ner
vous, and when I sat down beside him
"Ize feclin' sort o' skeart 'bout my
self dis mawnln. t had rt dream last
night dat I was wafkln' long de road
an met a funeral, an' wheri I axed who
was gwine to lie buried S white mart
spoke up and said:
"Ton my soul, if dat hain't Mars
Thomases ole nigger Job. who runncfl
off doorin de wah! Heah, boy. let m6
tole you sutnthin'. Yo' has cum too
late to see you'r ole Mars: dat's him in
dc coffin, an' he was axin' 'bout yo' jest
de day befo' he died."
I told him that dreams did not signi
fy, and after a bit had him quite chirped
up. I got him some tobacco for his
pipe, saw that he had breakfast, and
as 1 left him he smiled all over with
happiness as he said:
"Only two hours mo' to Selma! Ize
moas dun got dere!"
Thirty minutes later the conductor
beckoned to three or four of us to come
into the smoker. The old man sat in
his seat, leaning against the side of the
car, and seemed to be sleeping.
"He'B been dead ten minutes!" quiet
ly observed the conductor, "and he died
as peacefully as a child falling to
So he had. There was a smile on his
old black face a smile of anticipation,
and the pipe had not fallen from his
fingers. Death had come like a soft
and fleecy mantle, and its touch had
A I.rnn In Patlencr.
One of the happiest little boys I ever
saw is a cripple and he will never walk.
His lower limbs are paralyzed and the
little fellow is wheeled around in ii
chair made for his especial use. tVhen
1 first saw him I thought how awful it
must be for a 7-year-old boy not to be
able to run and play like other chil
dren, and, without thinking, I asked:
Isn't it lovely here? Don't you wish
you could run and jump?"
"Yes." Haid the little fellow, "I might
like it. but I'm happy where I am. and
perhaps I'd get hurt. Little boys do."
Then I felt rebuked, nnd tho little
boy, whistling and singing In the chair,
playing with whatever is given to him.
the minutes of the hours by which the
d?ys are told lik sunbeams lighting
fnd gladdening life's pathway, has
been a lesson to me ever since I first
saw him. Washington Star.
Interested In Science.
Boston Dame My dear, where arc
Cuituied Daughter To Professor
Drybone's lecture on Bacillus Ijictcr
ium Noncstibustibus. Miss Ilaekbay is4
to be there, and I hear she has just got
a nice bonnet from Paris. New York
A Double Meaning.
A campaign document was issued the
other day bearing the rather ambigu
ous title, "To Sound Money Men."
TEA TABLE NOVELTIES.
The fairy teacups are new and par
ticularly dainty bits of china. They are
exceedingly small, made of Carlsbad,
and are ornamented with frolicking cu
pids. Chocolate cups are also seen in many
odd shapes. The newest looks .'ike a
loving cup ;n miniature. It has three
pretty carved handles and is mest
The society girl makes use of the rum
bottle in brewing her Russian tea, al
lowing a well-filled spoonful to every
cup. The bottles arc boat-shaped, with
a long, slender neck at one end, aDd
stand on two short legs. They can't be
bought for less than $4.
The latest addition to the 5 o'clock
tea table is sure to make sad the hearts
of the good women connected with the
Women's Christian Temperance unir.n.
Though made of Bohemian glass and
very beautiful to look at, it is nothing
more nor less than a rum bottle.
Teacups are growing smaller in size.
Some of the latest make the after-dinner
coffee cup look large in comparison.
A noveltj is the teacup which fits in a
stand, instead of resting on the saucer.
The idea is to prevent the cup from fall
ing over. The stand is part of the s?u
cer and is generally made of gilt.
Bonbon boxes for the 5 o'clock tea
table are in Carlsbad china, shaped like
a large pansy and tilled like the natu
ral blossom. They are not only an ad
ditio . to the table, but arc inexpensive,
costing but SO cents apiece. The most
approved tcacloth is of ptein linen, with
a deep Renaissance lace border.
The newest tea strainers are of Carls
bad china. They are made to fit over
the cup and have a rrettily decorated
hanJ'e. Some of the daintiest are
white, sprinkled with tiny flowers. s:ich
as forget ccc-nots or hits of rosebuds,
and flecked with geld. Thse fa
strainers vary In price from GO cents to
S2.25 and are a welcome change trom
the conventional silver tea bail.
England's police army numbers 49,
The population of Liverpool is a lit
tle over 116 persons to the acre.
Massachusetts Is a large shoe pro
ducing state. No less than 60.500 sides
of leather are weekly cut up into soles
If the entire population of the wffijd
13 considered to be 1.400.000.000 the
brains 0f this number of human beings
would weigh i,$:i2.7i2 ens. or as much
as ninety-nine iron-clad of the or
Tha first discovery of coal is quite
Unknown. The ancient Britons seem
to hav6 dug for It: but the first offi
cial record w6 have l an alleged license
of Henry III. to dig at Newcastle-on-Tyne
The first trolley line in America, it
Ib said, was built in 1884. on one of the
small plcra at Coney Island. The first
practical applcation of the trolley In
this-cetintry was at Balttawre. Md
August 9, i999. --.--
The Bank at England has 1.160 ofil
cals on its pay foils, which amounts to
about $2,500,000 a' year, and one thou
sand clerks. If a clerk is late three
minutes he receives a warning: the
fourth time he is discharged at once.
In Germany last year ships of 101.102
registered tons were built, against 117.
621 tons in 1894. This is a considerable
advance as compared with 1802. with
but 48.20S tons, and 1833 with 66,171
registered tons. The report does not
include the ships built in the govern
The regular army of Mexico com
prises 27.000 men of all arms, including
a police of about 2,000 men and a
gendarmerie of 2."0. The navy consists
of two small unarmored vessels and
three gunboats. The annual expendi
ture on account cf the army and navy
13 from $I2.BOO.OOO to $15,000,000.
The bishop of Bedford avers that the
East London district contains a popu
lation of a million and a half, nearly
all poor. From this statement some Ilea
will be had of the vastness of the work
the clerpy are called upon to perform.
The difii-'tilty of raising funds for so
great a work is very great.
A AVAR REMINISCENCE.
SCENES AT HATCHER'S CREEK
AND PETERSBURG RECALLED.
John A. Semtf Speak to a Reporter of
Stirring Scenes Emm pert With a Silent
Wound. Knt. Mke Olhrr Veterans. Ilia
SnftVreri Since A Story that KcaUa Like
Fagc from History.
s From the Albany (N. T.) Journal.
John II. Scace. the widely known
contractor and building mover of Al
bany. X. Y., has had an unuaually In
teresting life, and when seen by a re
porter recently at his home. No. 13
Uradford (street, told of hi many ex
periences and adventures while serv
nj? under the old fluff Jn the late
war. AMhoiiyh having endured all the
hardships ani! privations of life in the
ranks. Air. Scace bear hls more than
half a century of years with in elastic
utep and a keen mind, taking an aottve
Interest in private and public affairs.
Mr. Hcace 1 a member of Berkshire
Lod, Xo, .:'. I. O. O. F. He onlisted
In the anriy In 1862. in Company A.
Forty-ninth 3fft8:liUfettii Volunteer
Infantry. s"rvinjr under Col. W. F.
Uartlett. First Brigade. First Division.
Nineteenth Corps, with which he par
ticipated In some of the hottest battles
of the war, including Port Hudson.
Donaldsonville and Plain Store, where
he was wounded. His time being, out. he
wn discharged, but soon re-enllsted as
servant in Company A. Slxty-flrst
Regiment. Mnpsaclmsetts Volunteer In
fantry. He was in the battle of Hatch
er's Run. thp fight about Petersburg,
and the battle of Bailor's Creek.
After his honorable discharge, June
4. 1863, Mr. Scace returned to Albany
and settled down once again to his
business and social interests. lie has
resided In the city ever since. It would
reem that now, of all times, his peav
and happiness wouid have been unin
terrupted. Buch wan not to be the case,
for four years ago, while engaged in
superintending the raising of an im
mense smokestack of the Albany Elec
tric power-house, the lever of a
loosened windlass struck him a heavy
blow ncrosn the back. The effect of
the blow n-n not at first apparent,
he beimr able to leave his bed in a few
days. Hut the worst was to follow
for without warning he was seized
with sciatic rheumatism in all its viru
lence. Untold agorty followed.
Said Mr. Scace: "I could not sleep
for the pain. No one will know the
tortures the rheumatism gave me. 1
don't know how I lived during thos
days. I became little more than skir
and bones, and it seemed like lifv
didn't have anything but suffering In
It. Cures? I tried every so-called rheu
matic cure that was ever ln"ented. I
gave all of them a good trial before
I stopped taking them. My friend?
and neighbors recommended remedy
after remedy that they heard of. but
my rheumatism went on just the same
Well, after I had almost had the life
tortured out of me, I came across a
newspaper account of Dr. Williams'
rink Pills, and I thought I might a?
well add another name to the list a.
not. so I ordered some of my druggist
"I tell you, I was glad in those days
to hear of anything that could 'give mc
any hope at all. Yes, I got them, and
before I had taken two boxes that pain
began to leave mc. Why. I coukln'l
understand It. I couldn't imagine my
self being cured. But before I had
taken a half-dozen of those boxes I
was cured. The suffering which had
made my life almost unbearable for sc
long had disappeared. I was a new
"I began to get strong. I picked up
In flesh, and I went back to my busi
ness with all the vigor and vim of n
young man. I think everyone whe
knows me will tell you what It did for
me. Pink Pills Is the grandest medi
cine ever discovered, and If my recom
mendation will do It any good I want
you to use It. I hope others will hear
of it and be benefited as I have been
Everyone should hear of it. I can't say
too much for them." Mr. Scace ex
claimed, enthusiastically. In conclu
sion. Mr. Scace is now enjoying the fruits
of an unusually large business, man
aged solely by himself, and covering
almost th entire eastern portion of the
State. Mr. Scace Is also an ivory
carver of marked ability, which he fol
lows solely for his-own pleasure. Many
little trinkets, carved by the light of
! the camp-fire, attest his skill in this
Far from being solicited to recom
mend the curative which had taken
such a load of misery from his life. In
his gratitude his praise for It Is un
stinted, and unceasing. And from his
own statement one may easily see that
when he does cease to sing its virtues
It will be to answer the last muster
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain. In
a condensed form, all the elements nec
essary to give new life and richntss
to the blood and restore shattered
nerves. Pink Pills are sold in boxes at
50 cnts a box or six boxes. for $2.50. and
may be had of ail druggists, or direct
by mail from Dr. Williams" Med. Co..
Schenectady, N. Y.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,359.
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OITICIEM AW DIKECTOMt
Lbaitdek Gerhard, Pres't,
B. H. Hkiry, Vice Prest,
M. Brugger, Cashier.
JOHX STAUFFF.R. WM. l'.UCnKR.
Aitiitfizri Capital ef - $500,060
PaM ii Capital, - 90,000
O. H. SHELDON. Pres't.
H. P. H. OEIILKICH. Vice Pre.
1.MFX SfilKAM. Cashier.
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