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VOLUME XXVIII.-NUMBER 50.
COLUMBUS. NEBRpKA. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 23, 1898.
WHOLE NUMBER M54.
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SHORT STORIES FOR
Rebellion, a roem by the Late Geoff
Croly of England Fumu Canity
Corp. Some New Uniforms for the
I had a vision; evening sat in gold
Upon the bosom of a boundless plain,
Cover'd with beauty garden, field and
Studding the billowy sweep of ripen
Like islands in the purple summer
And temples of pure marble met the
That tingled their white shafts with
a golden stain
And sounds of rustic joy, and labor
Hallow'd the lovely hour, until her
pomp was gone.
The plain was hush'd in twilight, as a
Slumbers beneath its slow drawn
But sudden tramplings came and voices
And tossings of rude weapons caught
And on the hills, like meteors in the
Burst sanguine fires, and ever and anon
To the clash'd spears the horn gave
And round their beacons trooping
Then sank, like evil things, and all was
dark and lone.
'Twas midnight; there was wrath in
that wild heaven:
Earth was sepulchral dark. At once
Peal'd round the mountain tops, like
Before the thunders on the eternal
Down rush'd, as if a sudden earth
The bowels of the hills a flood of fire:
Like lava, mingled spears and torch
The plain is deluged, higher still and
Swell blood and flame, till all is like
one mighty pyre.
Twas dawn, and still the black and
Roll'd o'er the champaign like a
vault of stone:
But as the sun's slow wheels the bar
He lit the image of a fearful one.
Throned in the central massacre,
An Iron diadem upon his brow,
A naked lance beside him, that yet
Purple and warm with gore, and
111 men in one huge chain, alike the
friend and foe.
The land around him, in that sickly
Show'd like the upturning of a
Strewn with crush'd monuments, and
Of man; all loneliness, but when
With faint, fond hand the hurried
Then died. The despot sat upon his
Scoffing to see the stubborn traitors
At his last breath. The good and brave
To exile or the tomb. Their country's
life was done.
Famous Cavalry Corps.
In the celebrated corps known as the
Guides cavalry esprit dc corps is more
than a word. It is a living part of the
regiment, says the Times of India.
Even the last joined recruit feels no
punishment so deeply as the reproach,
You do no credit to the corps," and
mature soldiers in very shame volun
tarily take their discharge if so ad
dressed by an officer.
Illustrative of the high value placed
on personal bravery in the Guides as
against a Babu-like knowledge ot the
drill book, two Interesting instances
may be mentioned. There was on the
Yusafzai border a noted freelance
named Futteh Khan, who had a small
following of horsemen as bold and in-,
irepid as himself.. Even the gallant
and resourceful Sir Henry Lumsden,
with his Guides, could not bring this
man to book, though oft he tried. At
last Lumsden struck a unique solution
of the problem by deciding that he
would enlist Futteh Khan and the
whole of his band! Accordingly a po
lite letter was written, saying that
Lnmsden had the. greatest respect for
the bravery and daring of Futteh Khan
and his band, that it was a pity that
they and the Guides should continue
a bootless'feud to the profit of neither
and that he would make Futteh Khan
a ressaldar and take over the whole
of his band as it stood! Futteh accept
ed the offer and he and his men served
with distinction for many .years in the
Guides, taking part in the historic
march to Delhi and doing yoeman ser
vice before its walls.
The other incident occurred when
Sir "Francis Jenkins was colonel. The
Guides, with other troops, having made
a turning movement, dropped down into
the Kh'yber pass in the rear of Ali Mus
jid, so as to cut off the enemy's re
treat when the frontal attack should be
driven home. Among the first batch of
the fugitives to come up the pass was
a squadron of Afghan cavalry, which,
making a rush for it, managed, with
some loss, to run the gantlet and get
" One man alone wa? seen quietly
walking his horse in the wake ot the
fugitives, and defiantly waving his
sword in the face of the-heavy fire of
800 rifles. How he came not to be hit
was a marvel, but Sir Francis imme
diately ordered the "cease fire" to
sound. The colloquy which ensued was
delightfully unique. "Who are yon?"
said the colonel. "I am Sultan Jan
Kaazilbash and I don't care a box of
grapes for yon and the whole of your
anny. "Yon" are a monstrously brave
an. any way," said the colonel; "will
jem enlist ia my registent?"
"Yes. I ;
"" - Snlt,in J. "
u you.aaa us uuiaea as mn
warrior." And enlisted ae Was dn the
pot, Mad a daisdar there and then,
and afterward served with distinction
throughout the campaign. At the end
of two years, when the war was OTer,
he went to his colonel and said: "I am
a man of war and cannot face all the
drill and monotony of an Indian can
tonment in peace time, with your high
ness permission I will now take my
discharge." And away he went, a free
lance born and as such determined to
Not a Coward.
Nervous excitement is responsible for
much that 'might pass for cowardice.
The author of "A Cuban Expedition"
speaks of one dreadful day, when he
aad his comrades sat In a Wet ditch and
waited, concealed, while the Spaniards
were so near that escape seemed almost
The discomfort of oar predicament
up -to the middle in .ansa and water,
with the rain pouring down on us,
was at the moment unfelt, in our ex
citement and eagerness in watching
the enemy. Little Joe Storey, who was
next to me, was trembling all over.
Suddenly he grasped my arm and whis
pered: "Ob, what shall I do? t must scream
or fire off my rifle! I can't help it!"
I, too, felt that he would do either
the bne or the other, and I whispered
back the first thing that occurred to
"Storey," I said, "if you make the
least noise I'll stab you to death."
Then I told him to keep his eyes
closed, and try to think of something
else, until he heard the first shot fired.
After that he might shout as loudly as
he liked. I put one arm about his neck
and drew him close to me. There,
trembling, he rested like a quiet child.
Presently his excitement wore off, and
he became used to the situation; then
he was ashamed of his breakdown.
But Storey was no coward. He was
a gallant little soul in action, and only
his tortured nerves were responsible
for this temporary revolt
Story by Gen. Lee.
General Lee told an amusing story
to a reporter at one time when he was
about to deliver an address at the Con
federate reunion. Some one came to
him and asked to speak to him. The
general consented, and the old negro,
whose name was Sam, and who had
fought throughout the war, came and
received the proffered hand. General
Lee at once began to put questions to
the old fellow, who answered With won
derful skill. The general then asked
him where he had seen the best time
during the war.
"At Chickamauga," at once replied
tne darky, "because I ran as soon as
the firing began."
"But how did you know In which
way to run In such a hot battle?"
asked General Lee, with a merry twin
kle in his eye.
"I went drectly to the safest place
and the first I could find," answered
Sam, coming to his climax.
Again he was asked how he could
tell which place was safe.
"I knowed it was safe," answered
Sam, '"cause I skipped for de place
whar de ginirlls was."
New Uniforms for the Army
The United States army is to change
its style of dress uniform. General
Miles and his staff have been consider
ing the matter for some time, and the
suggestions which the General has de
cided on will in all probability be
adopted at the present sitting of Con
gress. The cavalry will be put In hussar
uniforms of black fur busby, tight tu
nic braided across the breast riding
trousers and Hessian boots. They will
excel even the smartest of the English,
French, German or Austrian cavalry,
and will make that branch of the United
States army one of the prettiest dressed
in the world. The helmet will be en
For the artillery and Infantry will
be adopted a busby similar to those
worn by our cavalry In the Revolution,
and by the city troops today. The
change in the artillery and infantry
uniforms will be slight
The picture on the left shows how
Uncle Sam's cavalry now looks. The
one on the right portrays how he will
look in his new clothes.
An inspector was recently examin
ing a class of girls in natural history,
says Scottish Mights.
"Tell me the names of any animals
you know," he began; but the faces of
the children expressed bewilderment at
the request At length, however, a
little girl at the back of the class shot
up her hand as though a bright idea
had suddenly struck her.
"Ah." sais! the .inspector, "the small
est girl in the class knows. Well, my
dear, what is it?"
"A worm." came the triumphant an
eswer. "Well er yes, a worm is really an
animal, but can no one think of any
Again profound silence reigned.
"If I were one of you big girls." the
Inspector remarked, after a pause, ox
seeing the same hand held up. "I should
be ashamed of myself."
Then turning to the little scholar,
as a last resort, he said:
"Well, what is it this time, say gWr
-Another worm, sir," was the quick
response. ' -
Money is useful a a servant hat t.
ranaical as a master.
T'S only Bessie
ren." said Mrs.
niece, Mrs. En:
boys to the cou:
for the summer,
and Felix ass
with her on any
count, If I were you. There's no
in any of those Ravens a vile,
Mrs. Enfield looked nttviaglr at
browh-faced, bare-legged little gTPir.
who had slunk aroUnd the back dor,
a basket ot late luscious blackbe:
on her arm, and the deep flush that
tokened hnw nlainlv she had OVI
heard Mrs. LiddiBgton's careless w
still dveinar her cheeks ,4
-OalyvBesafc'RaTear J How ,ote4
she had heard that phrase. How fit
ter a meaning did it convey to her
"There ire nd trout there! You
might throw a bait and wait a year,
and you wouldn't get a bite!"
It was a deep, solitary ravine, where,
in attitudes of intense eagerness, Hal
Enfield and his brother . Felix were
holding their fishing rods, awaiting the
expected bite, while Bessie Raven's
brown face and big, black eyes looked
out at them from a natural oval frame
ot bushes and vines, as she held a
basket in one hand, and her tattered
sun bonnet in the other.
Hal Enfield, a self-sufficient little
aristocrat by nature as well as by
education, drew himself haughtily up.
"I don't know that we asked any
information from you," said he,
haughtily. "Have the goodness to be
about your business."
"I won't!" retorted Bessie Raven,
with an ominous flash in her dark
eyes. "It's a free country, ain't it?
And I've as much right here as you
"Very well," said Hal, rising and
gathering together his tackle. "I'll
go, then. Come, Felix."
But Felix, the younger brother, had
no idea ot leaving his cool, shady nook,
for a whim ot Hal's.
Hal stalked away in high dudgeon;
Felix remained behind to cultivate the
acquaintance of Bessie Raven.
"If there are ho trout here," said he.
composedly eyeing the brown gypsy
face among the leaves, "where do they
"I'll show you," said Bessie, with
alacrity. "Just a piece further on.
There's lots ot 'em only everybody
don't know it Come on!"
And the two children spent a long
summer's morning together under the
Until just as Felix Enfield was turn
ing to go home, half apprehensive jthat
he had missed the farm-house dinner',
he did not perceive that the little gold
cross he wore attached to his watch
chain was gone.
"Oh!" cried he, "where Is my "
He stopped abruptly. For In the very
moment in which he spoke, he per
ceived, half-hidden in the folds of the
bosom of Bessie's tattered dress, the
gleam of some golden ornament In
voluntarily he caught at it it was his
"You little thief!" cried he, "you
must have stolen it!"
Bessie stood sullen and silent, her
eyes cast down, her bare-feet impa
tiently patting the velvety grass be-
"YOU LITTLE THIEF!"
low. She could not deny It she scorn
ed any attempt to justify herself.
"Bessie," said the boy, slowly, "what
made you do It? Don't you know that
it is wrong to steal?"
"Wrong!" cried out Bessie, passion
ately. "Why Is it wrong You are rich
and I'm poor! 'You've got everything,
and I've got nothing! Why shouldn't
I help myself when I've got the
Felix Enfield looked at her. Verily
there was more in her creed than he
"I'll tell you why, Bessie," said he.
"At least. I'll tell you what I think
So, In his boyish way, he unfolded
the philosophy of meum and tuum.
Bessie Raven listened in surprise.
She had never been reasoned with be
fore. No one had ever taken the trou
ble to explain matters and things in
general to her.
"Oh, Felix!" she cried out, with a
great sob in her throat, "I see it all
now. But no one ever told me before.
And father was lost at sea, and mother
had us little ones to take care of, and
'somehow everyone's hand was against
us, and we had to fight our way along,
so I got somehow not to care about
"Don't cry, Bessie!" soothed the lad.
"Don't fret that's a good girl! Here
take the gold cross and keep it I
don't care much for.it"
So they parted. At home Felix
found that his father had come to take
them up into the mountains for a few
weeks, before they returned to th
city home and so he never got the
chance to tell Bessie Raven good-by.
Ten years afterward! Three and
twenty Is a dangerous age for flirta
tions, hut Felix Enfield had never been
seriously smitten until that time when
he crossed the Atlantic in the steamer
Win o' the Wisp, and fell in love with
the captain's Spanish-eyed daughter.
"If yoa don't marry me." said Felix,
with comical earnestness, "I'll throw,
myself into the sea."
"There's not much danger of that"
ali Miss RkhieW, futetiy.
I If S
'But I am ia earnestr protested
"So am ir said the damsel with the
"Don't you love me?" pleaded Felix.
"I doa't dislike you," demurely an
swered Miss Richfield.
"Then I shall hope," reclared Felix.
"Hope Is a commodity that is free
to all!" said the young lady.
But at the voyage's end Mr. Enfield
was deeper in love than ever.
"Look here. Miss Richfield," said he;
"if you don't say you'll have me, I
won't-leave the steamer's deck! I'll
go back and forth perpetually between
New York and Southampton!"
"1 don't think papa would care for
so permanent a passenger," said Miss
Richfield, with a mischievous twinkle
in her eyes.
"But, really! Do you know. Mis.
RIchfleld. I believe you art engaged al-
She colored Ailttle.
think I haven't perceived, that you
always wear a black velvet ribbon
around your neck a bldck velvet rib
bon, from which is suspended some
trinket of gold, hidden ltt the lace
frills of your collar. Is it a gauge?'
"Yes," Miss Richfield calmly an
swered; "it is a gauge df true love. If
I ever am married "
"If," almost scornfully ejaculated
"Well, when I am married," Miss
Richfield corrected herself, "it will
only be to the gentleman who gave
"Then I may consider myself reject
ed V slowly spoke Felix, with a face
of the bitterest chagrin.
"Not quite," said the dark-eyed dam
sel, soltfly, as she drew the golden
talisman from her throat and held It
toward him. "Don't you remember
who gave me this?"
He uttered an exclamation of recog
"It is the golden cross I gave, years
ago, to Bessie Raven!" cried he.
"Yes," she said, quietly, "and I am
"Yes. My mother died shortly after
you gave me this. My uncle, who had
just returned from the West, adopted
us all. Two of my sisters are in boarding-school.
My brother is being edu
cated in a German university. And 1
am my uncle's adopted daughter,
known only by his name."
"But, Bessie, you said you would
marry the one who gave yott tfcat!"
cried out Enfield.
"So I will," confessed Bessie, laugh
ing and blushing, "If he is still In
fatuated enough to persist In wanting
They were' married within a month
a regular true-love match and old
Mrs. Liddington finds herself grand-aunt-in-law
to "only Bessie Raven!"
"And really," says she, complacent
ly. "I don't think Felix ould have
made a better match!" New York
Coaat s Passion for Prison Life.
Of the many methods of achieving
fame or notoriety that of Count
Rocco Dianovitch is surely among the
strangest. The count has made the
getting into prison the chief business
of his life for thirty-four of the forty
seven years he has lived, for the pur
pose of gathering information for a
book he is anxious to write on the
subject At thirteen he left his home
and went into Prussia, where he was
arrested for trespassing, and sent to
prison for three months, working at
chair-making. "From that time to
this," he adds, "I have never been
free from the desire." From thirteen
until he was twenty-one he was in and
out of more than twenty prisons in
Belgium, Prussia, Poland and Russia.
His first experience of jail life in Eng
land wa3 in Liverpool, which he says
was one of the worst he ever was in,
filled with drunken sailors from all
over the world. He stayed there bIx
days, when he paid his fine and got out
the first time he failed to serve his
sentence. Then he went to Ireland,
France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Tur
key, then to Egypt, "where the Jailn
are the worst in the world except Aus
tralia;" and to India and Japan, and
America, where he has been for more
than a year, spending most of his time
in jails and penitentiaries. According
to his views, the best jail in America
Is in Denver, and that In St. Louis,
where he spent a week, is very bad,
for "the prisoners run the place," and
"It. was impossible to find any peace
or comfort In the place." The count
ought to give us "the book of the sea
son." Courtesy of the Old School.
From the San Francisco News Let
ter: Everybody knows Col. Caldwell.
The colonel is a Virginian of the old
school. The coloneKs piety has con
densed into one creed, courtesy to
women. He never leaves a room with
a lady in it without backing through
the door. Miss N., who is very prac
tical, remarked the other evening:
"Col. Caldwell, have you eyes on the
back of your head?" "I would have
them, madam, were you behind me."
An acquaintance the other day asked:
"Colonel, do you always back away
from the ladles?" "I do, sun! but I
don't back down from the men, sun!"
A lady, much given to Browning, ask
ed the following question, receiving
the following answer: "Col. Caldwell,
is falling in love an evidence of rea
son?" "My dear, madam," replied the
colonel, "in love we desert the calm
of logic and surrender ourselves to the
rose-tinted delirium of instinct"
A Qneer Caenaiber.
Mrs. Rose Marlmon found in het
garden the middle of last July-a cu
cumber eleven inches long and twelve
inches In circumference which she left
for seed, but looked in vain for the
vegetable to ripen and turn yellow.
The first week in September It was
discovered to be loose from the vine,
and was taken in the house and put
away. Today it is as green and firm
as it was in July, and there is no in
dication that it will ever change Its
state. Mrs. Marimon has been gar
dening for forty years and never ob
served the like of this cucumber befora
Harrodsburg (Ky.) Sayings.
A WORD OP ADVICE, s,
Oaa.taiac should be impressed upon
every miner, prospector or trader com
ing to Alaska, to the Klondike, or the
Yukon country, aad that le the neces
sity for providing an adequate aad
proper food supply. Whether procured
In the States, ia the Domlaloa, er at
the supply stores here or further oa,
this must be his primary concern. Up
on the manner in which the miner has
observed or neglected this precaution
mora than upon any other one thing
will his success or failure depend.
These supplies must be healthful aad
should be concentrated, hut the most
careful attention la the selection ot
foods that will keep unimpaired indefi
nitely ander all the conditions which
they will have to encounter le. im
perative. For instance, as bread ratoei
with baking powder must he relied Up
on for the ci.t part every menu
0M.:taslnMsaVBMkOr a -sMUsir-
BslvWannsBaaivwBBnBaBanTmwaBHSsW- j " "Ti " . v
with a can of spoiled baking powder.
Buy only the very best flour; it is the
cheapest in the end. Experience has
shown the Royal Baking Powder to
be the most reliable and the trading
companies now uniformly supply this
brand, as others will not keep In this
climate. Re sure that the bacon is
sweet, sound and thoroughly cured.
These are the absolute necessities upon
which all must place a chief reliance
and can under no circumstances be
neglected. They may, of course, b
supplemented by as many comforts or
delicacies as the prospector may be
able to pack or desire to pay for.
From the Alaska Mining Journal.
A book of receipts for all kinds of
cookery, which is specially valuable for
use upon the trail or in the camp, is
published by the Royal Baking Pow
der company, of New York. The re
ceipts are thoroughly practical, and the
methods are carefully explained, so
that the inexperienced may, with its
aid, readily prepare everything requi
site for a good, wholesome meal, or
even dainties if he has the necessary
materials. The matter Is in compact
though durable form, the whole book
weighing but two ounces. Under a
special arrangement, this book will be
sent free to miners or others who may
desire it We would recommend that
every one going to the Klondike pro
cure a copy. Address the Royal Bak
ing Powder Co., New York.
Witty Answer of , an Irishman Wh
"Never Argued with a Lady."
The minstrels of Ireland are not all
gone from the highways and byways
of Erin, says an exchange. The mourn
ful harp and plaintive pipe may have
given way to tbo breezy banjo and
crooning violin, but the songs which
these accompany are the songs ot Ire
land still. Down by the rotten Clad
dagh wharves of old Galway town I
came upon a rapt audience, says a
well-known traveler, enthralled by the
dulcet notes of Tim Brennan, the "wan
dering minstrel of Tipperary" one of
the sweetest singers I ever heard and
one who would have been great were
it not for his love ot "the cinder la
It," as they aptly term the west of
Ireland mountain dew. I had seen Tim
many times before in Ireland. Out
tramplngs bad brought us into tht
same relations of artist and responsive
auditor so many times that as he
tipped me a comforting wink ot recog
nition I noticed that his violin bad
been replaced by the temporary .though
ample musical makeshift of a banjo
wrought from the. head of an ancient
Irish churn. In the pause following
his ballad I felt emboldened to toss
him back his wink, with the query:
"And, Tim, why didn't you bring the
churn with its head?" "Faith yer hon
or," he replied, In a flash and with a
winsome smile, holding the churn
head banjo aloft so all could see, "'faith
I never argue wid a lady an, yer
honor, a bould Irish wooman stud at
its other ind!"
N. W. Ayer Son.
N. W. Ayer & Son, the successful
newspaper and magazine advertising
agency of Philadelphia, have issued an
announcement stating that Albert G.
Bradford and Jarvis A. Wood were ad
mitted to partnership in the firm Jan
uary 1. , The new members are not be
ginners in the advertising business.
They have been connected with N. W.
Ayer & Son for years and have worked
their way to the top by careful atten
tion to business and painstaking work
for the firm and its patrons. In con
nection with the new partnership an
nouncement, N. W. Aer & Son review
the history of the firm. From an hum
ble beginning in 1868, when the busi
ness of the first year amounted to but
$15,000, the concern has jumped slowly
but safely until its annual business
amounts to over 11,500,000 a sum that
represents a daily payment to newspa
per and magazine publishers of $5,000.
Mother "And what do you think of
my daughter's French. Count?"
Count "Eet ees ze moat astonishing
French I haf evaire heard." Tid-Bita
Beauty may be only skin deep, but
the plump girl gets the most tandem
The pawnbroker who takes the most
Interest in his business has the least
Out of sight is never out ot mind
with true lovers, who turn the gas
London baa 600,000 bouses. Paris
has 90,000 houses. New York has 115,
A wife never hates to ask her hub
band for money any worse thaa he
hates to have her.
The belle in the choir often brings
more young men to church thaa the
bell In the steeple.
Life seems but a dreary ex-pants to
the boy who has to wear his dad's
Marriage sometimes uncovers the
truthfulness ot the proverb, "Troubles
never come single."- -
That maa doesn't live who has not
at one time thought he had all the ele
neata of greataeas la alas, -
ausssBsnw wass xiaiaai
THE MOST BOTHERSOME AIL
MENT OF MANKIND. '
Opratlesa wfcti the
ef CM. Weather stew to
Treat Aa EngMaki XaaoTaUest Seme-
A chilblain Is a painful swelling and
redness ot the skia usually of the feet,
but sometimes of the hands, ears, or
other parts, occurring in cold and damp
weather. One who has ever suffered
from chilblains, however, need no def
inition of the malady, for bis memory
will never leave him. The trouble usu
ally begins with the first appearance of
frost, aad persists obstinately until the
return of mild weather. One who has
ace suffered may usually count upea a
freak iaflktlea with each recurring; au-
fjsaspMlsr'ls has bee
-walking for some time with cofdor wet
feet, a redness of the skin appears as
the feet get warm again, and this red
ness is accompanied by an Intolerable
mixture of Itching and burning. This
state of things persists with varying in
tensity, but is always worse when the
feet are warmed, and so causes especial
annoyance at night, when the sufferer
begins to get warm in bed. The itch
ing Is such an unbearable symptom
that in England, the native home of the
chilblain, extraordinary remedies are
resorted to for its relief, some old-fashioned
people going so far as to whip
the afflicted part with sprigs of holly
Until blood is drawn, in orderjo relieve
the congestion. People with a rheu
matic tendency seem td suffer most
from chilblains, and it is found some
times that unexpected relief of the local
trouble is obtained by anti-rheumatic
remedies. A person. subject to chil
blains should carefully avoid shoes
which are too short or too tight. He
should wear soft woolen stockings and
Well fitting, thich soled shoes. Some
can. wear overshoes or "Arctics," but
most sufferers find that rubber shoe?
br boots Increase their distress. On
returning from exposure to cold or wet,
the shoes and stocking should be
changed, the feet bathed in cool water,
and "patted" dry with a soft towel.
Warming cold feet over a register, in
front of the fire, or, after the manner
of farmers, in the oven, is the worst
possible practice, and will almost sure
ly cause chilblains in those who have
ihever had them. When the pain and
Itching become unbearable, a measure
of relief may be gained by putting the
feet into a basin of very hot or very
cold water for a moment, and then an
ointing them with a salve containing
jborax. Sometimes alight continuous
pressure, such as is made by painting
the chilblains with collodion, is bene
ficial. Some cases are benefited by
painting with tincture of Iodine, but
'this remedy is uncertain, and may even
aggravate the distress.
SOCIAL STRIFE ON EAST SIDE.
Heartboratags Over the Dewdrop Fleas
ore Club's Ball.
Trouble, arising from social Jealous
ies, is brewing in the Dewdrop Pleas
ure club. There are dissenting fac
tions, which, unless they succeed in
'reconciling their misunderstandings,
ithreaten to disrupt the organization,
says the New York Tribune. So much
'information was gathered last week
by a woman shopper at the ribbon
counter in one of the large dry-goods
stores. "Now, Mamie," the salesgirl
with the purple stock was saying to
her neighbor with the Roman-striped
necktie, "after the way I've been treat
ed you can bet I don't go to that ball.
You know, George and me was to lead
the grand march; that was settled long
ago. Well, here last week the other
party (the last two words spoken with
bitter emphasis) decided to give that
place to another couple. That was
enough and too much for me." Mamie
murmured something about its being
better to go and have a good time
anyway, even if you could not lead
the march, but she was promptly re
proved: "Mamie Perkins, I don't have
to be turned down more than once to
take a hint My principles wouldn't
allow me to go now. No, ma'am; the
Dewdrop Pleasure club will have its
ball this time without me. If I went
folks would say it was the only affair
I had to go to this season. Yes, ma'am;
that ribbon is 29 cents a yard, best
quality, marked down from 35," she
continued rapidly in the same tone to
the woman customer, who had by this
time come to feel more interest in the
ball than the contemplated purchase.
, Milk, as a Beverage.
Many persons complain that they
cannot drink milk without being "dis
tressed by it" The most common
reason why milk is not well borne Is
due to the fact that people drink it too
quickly. If a glass of it is swallowed
hastily, it enters into the stomach
and then forms in one solid, curdled
mass, difficult of digestion. If, on the
other -hand, the same quantity is sip
ped, and three minutes at least are oc
cupied in drinking it, then on reaching
the stcmach it is so divided that when
coagulated, as it must be by the gas
tric Juice while digestion i3 going on,
Instead of being in one. bard, con
densed mass, upon itie outside of
which only the digestive fluids can act,
it is more in the form of a sponge,
and in and out of-the entire bulk the
gastric juice can play freely and per
form its functions.
The Kaiser's Title..
London Cable: In case any of our
readers may have occasion to address
the German Emperor, we have modeled
on his brother's speech of yesterday
the mode of appealing to his majesty
which is most likely to. elicit a favor
able response: "Most sublime Emperor,
all powerful king, and about-to-be lord
of all the earth, inspired sender 'of
telegrams, serene annexer of foreign
ports, beloved master, most mighty and
illustrious monarch, annointed and
made in Germany, ruler of all men, for
ever and ever.-- Hooray! Hoo-jolly-ray!
Deelltty m m Porker.
. Searsmont, Me., presents the great
est curiosity pig thai. will foUowita
owner like a dog and shows no dispo
sition to go ia the opposite dJrectioa.
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and physically. Be was asshsiiewa, kin
sahsi was always hlswstfc; - From early
mora antil lata at Bight he ceatiaaaUy
paared aver his boast.
Few peiseaMveawita the sToacastcas
titatioB, can keep ap aader each a strain.
la additiea to bis taea, Mr.KsmpM
was ttThiagsTrtinlrT h -m
sJaaosM. FiaaBy, his eacesuive stady aa
taaexaoswr. ot going te aad f rona school i
UUiMtoof weatbWajwlermiaed hisheaHa.
He wa. take to his bed with paeui
aad hie overworked brain almoercellaaesd.
Far several week. a. was seriously ill
eat to Colorado where
without rareivtar any l
tried, bat all ab-
his physician re
Pills for Psle Peo
ple, and from the
to improve. Whew
first box ho Began
he had takes sine boxef be was compltttlv
aired. This faraoas blood and nerve med
icine had accomplished what all his for
mer expensive treatment failed to accom
plish, lir. Kemper says bis catarrh has
entirely left him; ho is strong again aad
weighs nine pounds more tnaa be ever did. "
He gives the pills the entire credit. He ia
tartiagteachtag again aadfeels abaadaat
ly able to contfime the work. To prove
that the above it true in every respect, Mr.
Kemper made an affidavit as follows:
Subscribed aad sworn to before me this
the 10th day of September. 1M7.
R. P. Watt, Notary Public.
We doubt if these pills have aa equal ia
all tbranga of medicine, for building up
a roi dewn aad debilitated system.
Sixteen thousand dollars is the rec
ord price paid for a cablegram, that
price having been paid for a message
sent by Heniker Heaton to Australia,
In behalf of the British parliament
To Washington and Baltimore l the
There is not a pleasanter or more pic
turesque route from Chicago to AVashinK
ton and Baltimore than the Motion, ia
Cincinnati and the B. & O. S. W. and B. &
O. Railways The train service of thiKlino
is comfortable and convenient, consisting
of through palace ideeping enrs and
conches. The time of leaving Chicago Is
2:45 a. m., but the Kleepcr is ready for oc
cupancy nt any timo nfter U:.50 r. m. This
route traverses the garden oction of
southern Ohio, and gashes through the his
toric section of West Virginia in the eve
ning and down the beautiful and tradition
laden Potomac valley in the early morning,
arriving at the national capital at 6:47 mid
Baltimore 7 :35 the next morning. Taken
altogether it is a most comfortable and
restful journey, a tour of education, that
onto taken will never bo fogotteu, and the
of toner repeated, tbo more enjoyed.
Fbaxk J. Reed,
General Passenger Agent.
A cupful is all the cup will ho!d with
out running over full to the brim. A
scant cupful is with' a fourth of an
inch of the top.
BAUER'S GRASSES AND CI.OTKKS.
Are warranted. They produce! We Are
the largest growers in America. Low
est prices. Seed Potatoes only $1.50 per
barrel. Big farm seed catalogue with
clover and grain samples (worth $10.00
to get a start) sent you by the John A.
Salzer Seed Co.. La Crosse Wis., upon
receipt of 10c and this notice. w.n.c
JUST A PLAIN WOMAN AT THAT.
Mbi Anne Cnaataahana 8a
Moaat Teraea ta the Katlea.
The story of bow Mount Vernon was
saved to the Nation by a woman was
entertainingly told to the Boston
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion by Miss Alice Longfellow recently.
Miss Longfellow's story was about
Mis3 Anne Cunningham, a gentlewom
an of old Virginia, who, when passing
ap the Potomac river one day in 1853
and hearing the steamer bell toll when
passing the grave of Washington, be
came possessed with the desire to re
store it The place was then occupied
by a great-grand-nephew of the first
president. John Augustine Washing
ton. It was in a state of decay, and
the generous hospitality ot the owner,
who treated every passing -stranger as
a guest, made the expenditure of money
tor repairs utterly Impossible. When
Miss Cunningham ventured to tell him
of her plans he was filled with horror
that women should do that which
should so emphasize the degeneracy
or men. But the determined woman
cent out urgent appeals. Her first call
was to the women of the south, and
on July 12. 1854. the first meeting
was held. Edward Everett was one of
the first to offer his services, and as
a result of his lectures $68,000 was con
tributed to the fund. Northern people
withdrew when they learned the prop
erty was to be turned over to Virginia.
but on March 17. 1856, the La'dies
Mount Vernon Association was formed.
A certain congressman had vowed
he would defeat the association, but at
a critical time Mr. Washington showed
his loyalty, and just at the time when
Miss Cunningham was ready to die
from over-anxiety and discouragement
a definite conclusion was reached. Af
ter that she lay in a stupor for three
neeks. In addition to the actual price
of the plantation, $300,000 had to be
raised for repairs, and when mattera
were progressing finely the Civil war
broke out and confusion was the re
suit. Mount Vernon was neutral
ground throughout the bitter struggle.
When the strife was ended Miss Cun
ningham went there to live, received
the aid of Sumner in gettting an in
demnity from the government and
went on with the noble work she bad
Dlda't Hess It Jast That Way.
It was a Chicago clergyman who, be
fore preaching a charity sermon, an
nounced that a collection would b
taken for the sufferers at both morn
ing and evening service.
She. Here is such a pretty story In
the paper about how Edison came to
marry. He. I wish some -of these
bright journalists would explain how
I came to marry. Indianapolis Jour
nal. Hazel "Weren't yon .awfully afraid
the first time you crossed the ocean r
Nutte Well er for a time I did fe3l
a sort of groundless apprehension.
New York Journal.
"I.waa terribly shocked thfs noon.
Little Willie came in and said it was
damn cold.'" "What did his father
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