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News in Brief
Severe shocks of earthquake were
recently felt In Venezuela.
The first state fair of Wyoming is
to be held in the early days of October.
Ross J. Alexander, aged 70, Indian
commissioner under Cleveland, is
Jay Williams, son of R. F. Williams
of St Edward. Neb., died at Panama
of yellow fever.
Oklahoma-Indian Territory bankers
have establisned a rate of 10 per cent
The Chicago. Milwaukee & St Paul
Railroad company proposes to cut out
Sunday excursion trains.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bryan have start
ed on their tour of the world, to be ab
sent a year or more.
Justice William J. Gaynor declined
to accept .the fusion nomination for
mayor of New York citj
Richard Olney, a member of Presi
dent Cleveland's cabinet celebrated
bis seventieth birthday on Friday.
Rev. Dr. Frank W. Grant Gunsaulus
has accepted a chair in the Chicago
Theological seminary, which has been
established especially for him.
John D. Rockefeller, who up-to-date
has contributed 14.949,921.91 to the
University of Chicago, will make his
third visit to that institution next
Dr. Julius Goebel. who recently was
dismissed from Stanford university, is
to be head of the department of the
Germanic language at Harvard uni
versity. Justin McCarthy says that his three
objects in life have been attained.
They were: To write books, to be a
member of Parliament and to live in
The Japanese minister, Mr. Taka
hira, expects to sail for home in Japan
In a few weeks to join Mme. Takahira.
who hass been over there for nearly
A verdict of $100,000 against the city
of Chicago was given the Panhandle
Tallroad in a damage suit brought be
cause of the burning of a number of
The explosion of a gasoline stove be
ing used by a veterinary surgeon in
the Stuubs liver;- stable started a fire
-which caused loss of $75,000 at Ed
At Springfield, O., heirs of the late
Eliza Meharry Jeffers found $10,595,
nearly all in gold in a little old black
trunk in the attic of the family home
of Mrs. Jeffers.
John Dalzell, of Pennsylvania, sen
ior representative from Allegheny
county in congress says he is not in
favor of any tariff revision at the
coming session of congress.
The secretary of the interior has or
dered the withdrawal from entry of
300,000 acres of land in the Roswell,
N. M., land district on account of the
Carlsbad irrigation project.
Yonkhier R. De Marees van Swin
deren, the Netherlands minister to the
United States has returned to his
post after an absence of several
months in his native country.
The Canadian fisheries commission
will hold a joint session with the fish
eries commission of the state of Wash
ington to take up returns in Pacific
coast fishery. The meeting will open
on Nevember 9.
The Dagblad has commenced advo
cating tne establishment of a Norwe
gian republic and expresses the opin
ion that in any case the people must
be consulted before a new constitu
tion is determined upon.
The revolutionists at Sabastopol ef
fected the escape from prison of a
student named Feldman, who is al
leged to have been one of the organ
izers of the mutiny on the battleship
Kniaz Potemkine last June.
The party which ill support Dis
trict Attorney Jerome in his independ
ent campaign in New York for re-election
will be known as the "Jerome
nominators" and the party emblem
will be a solid black square.
The Interstate Tunnell Railway com
pany of New York was incorporated
with a capital of $7,500,000 to con
struct and operate a tunnel railroad
tinder the waters of the Hudson river
between New York City and New Jer
sey. The department of commerce and
labor issued an order removing Ed
ward Boltz and Charles W. Stevenson,
Chinese inspectors in the emigration
service. They were charged with as
sisting in smuggling four Chinamen
Into the United States.
Following similar attacks on the
Roman Catholic cemeteries at Oconto
Falls Peshtigo and Birch Creek, van
dals have gone through St. Joseph's
and St Anne's cemeteries at Escanaba,
Mich, and demolished the crosses on
over 200 monuments, causing dam
ages estimated at $4,000.
A painting of Jobs G. Carlisle has
been received by the Kentucky Histor
ical society and placed in the histori
cal rooms at Frankfort.
Further slight shocks of earthquake
and violent storms extending over the
whole of Calabria, Italy, added to the
distress of the stricken population.
The Sons of Veterans organization
is' gaining in strength, there having
been 5,000 members added the past
Rev. Paul Mathews of Cincinnoti, O.,
!Was elected bishop coadjutor of the
Milwaukee Episcopal diocese on the
Fusion between the Democrats and
Populists of Neebraska was affected
by the nomination by both state con
ventions of an identical ticket
Rev. Paul Matthews, dean of the
Cincinnati Cathedral, has been elected
bishop-coadjutor of" the Protestant
Episcopal diocese of Milwaukee.
Presiaent Roosevelt has appointed
Arnold Shanklin of St Louis, consul
general of the United States at Pan
ama, to succeed J. W. Lee.
W. C. Albers, the American citizen
arrested in Nicaragua, was convicted
on serious charges, and the State De
partment will make an investigation.
ACETYLENE EXCELS AS AN ILLU
Gas for Lighting Formerly Confined to
Cities and Large Towns, now in
General Use in the Country.
The satisfactory lighting of subur
ban and country homes requires that
the means used shall be convenient,
safe, economical and furnish a bril
liant, penetrating, effulgent light
Everybody admits that these are
not the characteristics of the candle
or kerosene lamp, which, formerly,
were the only feasible means of pro
ducing light for domestic use in the
For generations there was a crying
need, a yearning for something better,
which was not satisfied. A few years
ago deliverance came in the shape of
the chemical compound. Calcium Car
bide, from which, by the simple ap
plication of water, the gas Acetylene
is derived. Acetylene meets all the
requirements fully and admirably and
is being generally used.
Common lime and carbon in the
form of coke or coal are the raw ma
terials which, fused in an intensely,
heated furnace, make Calcium Car
bide, and there is no difficulty in ob
taining it in any part of the country.
The machine into which the Cal
cium Carbide is fed and from which
the Acetylene is distributed through
the building to be lighted, is but little
larger than a thirty-gallon milk can,
and of the same general form. It is
easily and cheaply installed, either in
the cellar or in an out-building.
The light from burning Acetylene
Is exquisite, and lighting experts agree
that it surpasses all other known illu
minants. It does not taint the air nor
strain the eyes and is not objection
able in any respect Every up-to-date
rural residence should be equipped
with Acetylene light
Had Monkeys Work for Him.
During the rush to the gold fields of
Yukon an enterprising miner carried
five Chinese monkeys to help him in
gold washing. The monkeys had been
used to severe cold and extremes of a
vigorous climate, and the gold search
er found his animal workmen most
RESTORED HIS HAIR
Scalp Humor Cured by Cuticura Soap
and Ointment After All Else
I was troubled with a severe scalp
humor and loss of hair that gave me a
great deal of annoyance and inconven
ience. After unsuccessful efforts with
many remedies and so-called hair
tonics, a friend induced me to try
Cuticura Soap and Ointment The
humor wa3 cured in a short time, my
hair was restored as healthy as ever,
and I can gladly say I have since been
entirely free from any further annoy
ance. I shall always use Cuticura
Soap, and I keep the Ointment on
hand to use as a dressing for the hair
and scalp. (Signed) Fred'k Busche,
213 East 57th St, New York City."
See Virtue in Silver Rings.
Silver rings are worn by laborers in
certain European countries, the own
ers being firmly, convinced that such
a ring is a sure protection against fits.
This idea has probably arisen from the
fact that mercury, commonly called
quicksilver, was formerly used as a
remedy for epilepsy, and by an erro
neous process of reasoning silver has
been credited with similar virtues.
Black Sea Once Inland Lake.
The Black Sea, according to chron
icles mentioned by Strabo and others,
was once an Inland lake, connected
with the Caspian, till some catastro
phe forced its outlet into the basin of
the Mediterranean, cutting off com
munication with its eastern sister
lake, which, indeed, has gradually
shrunk, ever since, but, for awhile
may have flooded its shore lands far
Blood-Curd ling Cry for Beans.
A wild man who recently terrorized
the residents of Moultrie, Fla., and
who was described as a "tall, ape-like
creature, hideous, with long, bristly
hair, and giving forth wild, blood
curdling cries," proved to be, when
captured, a Boston simple life en
thusiast who was trying innocently to
get close to mother nature. Atlanta
It is not necessar yto doubt a man's
motives if you know he has not the
ability to act upon them.
The Supply Comes From Food.
If we get power from food, why not
strive to get all the power we can.
That is only possible by use of skil
fully selected food that exactly fits
the requirements of the body.
Poor fuel makes a poor fire and a
poor fire is not a good steam pro
ducer. "From not knowing how to select
the right food to fit my needs, I suf
fered grievously for a long time from
stomach troubles," writes a lady from
a little town in Missouri.
"It seemed as if I would never be
able to find out the sort of food that
was best for me. Hardly anything
that I could eat would stay on my
stomach. Every attempt gave me
heart-burn and filled my stomach with
gas. I got thinner and thinner until
I literally became a living skeleton
and in time wxs compelled to keep
to my bed.
"A few months ago I was persuaded
to try Grape-Nuts food, and it had
Buch good effect from the very begin
ning that I have kept up its use ever
since. I was surprised at the ease
with which I digested it It proved
to be just what I needed. All my un
pleasant symptoms, the heart-burn, the
inflated feeling which gave me so
much pain disappeared. My weight
gradually increased from 98 to 116
lbs., my figure rounded out, my
strength came back, and I am now
able to do my housework and enjoy
it The Grape-Nuts food did it" Name
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,
A ten days' trial will show anyone
some facts about food.
"There's a reason." .
THE NEWS IN NEBRASKA,
STATE COMMERCIAL CLUBS
WILL SOON HOLD MEETING
Executive Committee Session
for Omaha October 5.
SHELTON M. A. Hostetler, presi
dent of the State Association of Com
mercial Clubs, has called the executive
committee of that organization to
meet in Omaha at the Commercial
club rooms October 5. "The question
of the next annual meeting of the as
sociation to be held in February will
be taken up at that time and the place
for the meeting selected. The com
mittee will be pleased to hear from
any clubs that would like to entertain
the .next state meeting. If you can
not meet the committee in person,
write to the secretary. W. G. Hirons,
Each commercial club organization
of the state can join the state asso
ciation by paying an annual fee of
$2, excent organizations in cities of
more than 7.000 population shall pav
$10 in annual dues. Each club will
be entitled to two votes in the asso
ciation meeting, but can send as many
delegates as it desires.
The membership of the executive
committee of the state association is
as follows: President. M. A. Hostetler,
Shelton; vice presidents, W. A. Green
wald of Falls City. E. J. McVann of
Omaha, J. T. Hanson, of Fremont H.
A. Graff of Seward. George F. Mil
bourn of Minden, G. B. Darr of Lexing
ton; secretary, W. G. Hirons of
Pierce; treasurer, O. O. Snyder,
A NORFOLK MOTHER
HEARS OF SON'S DEATH
NORFOLK Today for the first time
since the mured at Sacremento, Mrs.
Charles Lodge of this city heard the
story of the killing of her son, John
Lodge, the former Norfolk man, later
a wealthy race horse owner, who was
shot without provocation on the race
track in the California city over a week
ago. Charles Lodge and Sam Lodge,
father and brother, have returned from
California, where they went to bury
the dead man. An intoxicated depu
tized town marshal murdered John
Lodge because the officer believed
Lodge had applied an epithet to him
which he resented.
One of Nebraska's Old-Timers.
NORFOLK "Uncle Bill" Lamont.
said to have been the oldest among
Nebraska pioneers, is dead at Nio
brara from disability incident to old
age. His patent to land in Nebraska
bore the signature of President An
drew Jackson and he came west when
the country was filled with Indians
and antelope. Every business house
in Niobrara was closed during the fun
eral of the old settler andhis remains
were laid to rest in Leau Qui Court
cemetery, near that place. During his
last illness Lamont was cared for by
citizens of the city.
School Fund Being Invested.
LICOLN At the close of business
Wednesday Treasurer Mbrtenson had
less than $100,000 uninvested of the
permanent school fund having bought
up a lot of state warrants. As the
taxes will not be coming in before
January or February, there is still a
chance that the treasury will run low
and the buying of warrants will have
to be stopped.
Kills Wife and Self.
NORFOLK Joseph Howell a Bo
hemian farmer near Rogers, commit
ter suicide by hanging after beating
out the brains of his wife with a ham
mer. She will die. They had quar
reled over a division of property.
Laying of Corner Stone.
ST. PAUL The corner stone of the
new Presbyterian church, which is
to replace the building burned last
February, was laid with appropriate
Governor Mickey has appointed S.
F. Nichols of Beatrice and Hon. Peter
Jansen of Jansen as members of the
delegation to represent this state at
the national conference on immigra
tion to be held in New York city De
cember 6 and 7.
MR. AND MRS. BRYAN
START ON THEIR TOUR
LINCOLN W. J. Bryan. Mrs.
Bryan and son and daughter have
left for San Francisco, from which
place they will start on their tour of
the world. They stop first at Japan,
where the party will be met by a young
Japanese who formerly made his home
with the Bryan family, while he at
tended the universsity, but who is
now conducting a private school in
Japan. This young man will be their
guide through the flowery kingdom.
Nebraskan Injured in Denver.
DENVER, Colo. Fred Shilling, a
stranger in this city, who arrived here
a few days ago from Scotia, Neb., was
nearly killed by a street car. Shilling
was on Welton street and stepped hur
riedly to one side while in the center
of the thoroughfare in order to avoid
a street car. By so doing, he placed
himself directly in front of a car com
ing from the opposite direction. The
car struck him squarely and a blow
upon the head rendered him uncon
scious. He is badly bruised and in
ternal injuries mar develop.
Haddix is Allowed Bail.
BROKEN BOW W. S. Haddix, who
was sentenced to twelve years in the
penitentiary last week by Judge Host
tetler for killing Milvin Butler, was
allowed bond by the supreme court,
the sum being fixed at $7,000.
Charged With Horse Stealing.
LONG PINE Marshal McShame ar
rested two men here charged with
stealing a horse and saddle in Cherry
county. One man was driving a horse
and buggy and the other rode the
OVER THE STATE.
Rain greatly interfered with some
of the county fairs.
Populists of Red Willow county
have put a ticket in the field.
Hon. W. J. Bryan and a party of
hunters bagged 35 prairie chickens. -
The Shelby school was two weeks
late in starting on account of diph
theria. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kreinert of
Cuming county last week celebrated
their golden wedding.
The enrollment at the Peru normal
on the beginning of the second week,
or fourth day of school, was 440.
An acetylene gas plant in the hard
ware store of R. H. McAllister at
Grand Island exploded, causing a
damage of probably $1,000.
Because his wife was applying for
a divorce and refused to live with
him, Frank Snear of Beatrice tried to
end his life by taking poison.
It is said that the Burlington is
short of trainmen at Wymore. Twenty-seven
new firemen were on duty on
the southern division at last report
Unconscious for six months, Mrs.
W. J. Sloan of Pierce, totally para
lyzed, has succumbed. She was 60
years of age and had lived in Pierce
county for fifteen years.
While sitting in his dooryard J. W.
Weaver of Buffalo county was acci
dentally shot in the arm by Oliver
Poore, who was hunting with a small
rifle in a nearby corn field.
Mrs. George V. Crossland of Wayne
was terribly burned about the hands
and arms by the explosion of a gaso
line stove tank. Her escape from a
frightful death was a miracle.
A threshing machine on the farm of
H. C. Tibbets, near Wauneta, caught
fire while the crew was at dinner.
The machine was badly damaged and
150 bushels of grain were burned.
John Morrissey, anaeronaut from
Omaha, made a balloon ascension
from the fair grounds at Tecumseh,
going up over 1,000 feet. In coming
down he landed in the Nemaha river.
Wood River mills have increased
their working force and have made
longer running hours, this being
made necessary by the large crop of
wheat which was raised in that vicin
ity. While playing with some other boys
Sunday, Harry Herron, a young son
of Thomas Herron, was pushed over
the anks of Death Gulch, Frontier
county, and seriously injured by the
Lightning struck the farm house of
Rush Hartzell, four miles east of
Pickrell. The building caught fire
and burned to the ground with all its
contents. Loss $1,500, partially in
sured. Six new brick business houses, one
cement block, an $8,000 Young Men's
Christian association building, a doz
en residences and thousands of feet of
cement walks are some of Central
City's improvements for this year.
The new First Congregational
church, which is being built in Ash
lash at a cost of $12,-000. will be
ready for occupancy about October 1.
The main building consists of audito
rium with a seating capacity of 400.''
Bertha Hahn, a 17-year-old daugh
ter of Lewis Hahn, a Dodge county
farmer, eloped with William Calhoon.
a farm hand who had been working
near the Hahn farm this summer.
The father of the girl is hot on their
Kelra & Co. of Tecumseh will go
Into the manufacturing of cement
building block business. They have
bought a machine and will buy a suit
able building for their shop. They
expect to work at the business all
Rev. Charles H. Sudbrock of West
Point, pastor of the German Metho
dist Episcopal church, has been re-
J tained in his present charge for the en
suing year to the great satisfaction
of his parishioners and the people of
The east wall and a portion of the
floor of the packing house and can
ning factory at Fremont fell in. carry
ing with them about 20.000 cans of
corn which had been boxed but not la
beled. The wall was discovered to be
in a shaky condition just before the
accident, and several men who had
been sent under it to examine its con
dition had come out only a few min
utes before the collapse or they would
have been crushed. The packing sea
son will be over next week.
Frank S. West of Wood River, a
prominent stockman, has just return
ed from Europe, where he has been
for the purpose of buying horses. He
purchased them in Belgium, but dur
ing his trip visited in England.
France and Holland. He states that
a Nebraska farmer could easily make
a fortune in France, raising hogs.
They sell there at ten cents per pound
and corn can be shipped from South
America for 68 cents a bushel and
alfalfa can be successful! raised.
Few people, he says, are engaged in
Dr. W. T. Hathaway of Nebraska
City Is fittingmp a boat and will start
down the river the first of next month,
and may go as far as New Orleans
before thinking of returning home. He
will go alone.
The amendments to the fish and
game laws adopted by the last legis
lature are to be tested in the courts.
The game department has preferred
charges against John Willis of Mar
quet. under the new section prohibit
ing the possession of more than ten
prairie chickens by one individual at
any one time during the month of
The Burlington's shops at Platts
mouth are now turning out an aver
age of twenty-fiva coache3 and 500
freight cars per month. It Is the in
tention to increase the number of
coaches to thirty-five per month as
soon as a sufficient number of men
can be secured.
William J. Bryan will donate ten
acres of land to Lincoln's new city
park and a number of other promi
nent and influential citizens, Induced
by Mr. Bryan, are seriously consid
ering making like contributions of
land or money to purchase lots ad-ioininz.
NOT WORRYING OVER CONTRACT.
No Matter What She Signed, Woman
Would Pay When She Likeo.
"Do you know what you signed?"
asked the man, as the woman laid
down her pen.
"Why, yes," she replied. "I signed
a contract to pay for a piano in so
many months at the rate of so many
dollars per month."
"How do you know you did?" asked
the man. "You didn't read the con
tract" "I know that." said the woman, tit
wasn't necessary. I haven't time for
that I know what I told them down
at the office yesterday."
"That is just like a woman," said
the man, impatiently. "They clap
their names to any kind of a docu
ment without reading it over. So care
less are they about such things that
half the women in the land would
sign their own death warrant and not
Then the man read slowly through
the written agreement
"Here," he said, "is a mistake, first
pop. Fortunately you are dealing with
a reliable firm that will rectify it If
you were buying from some jay con
cern that would hold you to your bar
gain you would have to make your
payments on the 12th of every month,
instead of on the 1st, as you wish to
"Oh, that's nothing," said the
woman, serenely. "Don't worry about
that I'll pay whenever I get ready,
no matter what the contract says."
"Oh, excuse me," said the man. "Per
haps that explains why all women
think it unnecessary to read whatever
papers they sign."
PROVED TRUTH OF OLD ADAGE.
Thirteen at Table Certainly Proved
Unlucky for Some.
"Ever sat down thirteen to table?"
inquired the man with the salmon-pink
"Once," said the man with the
"Well, you never observed any bad
luck follow it, did you?"
"I'll bet he did," growled the man
who believes in these things.
"Well," said the white mustache, "it
was a trifle unlucky for most of 'em."
"Any of 'em die?" asked the man
"Not enough grub to go round?"
sneered the salmon-pink tie.
"There were no victuals," said the
white mustache softly. "It took place
In a lawyer's office; it was a meeting
of creditors; there were twelve be
sides myself sat down to table."
There was a long pause, and then
the salmon-pink tie spoke again.
"In what way did the meeting prove
unlucky, may I ask?"
"Poor creatures," sighed the white
, mustache, "they never got a penny out
of me. I was the bankrupt." London
Didn't Care to Advertise Wealth.
One of the wealthy residents in the
Wicker park district is a manufactur
er who from a street peddler worked
himself up into position and has ac
cumulated money so that his neigh
bors estimate his wealth at about
$500,000. Throughout his career he has
never learned to write and his figur
ing has been upon a system peculiar
to himself. A few days ago some of
his friends, in the presence of a re
porter urged the manufacturer to tell
some of his experiences so that an
article might be published about him.
Pulling out some old tax receipts
he said: "It might be nice to get my
name in the paper and a writeup
which you think might help me so
cially. If you print, however, that
I am worth $500,000 then the board of
review will raise my taxes. I have
found that people in society pay for
what they claim to have more often
than for what they actually possess.
I'd rather keep my taxes as they are
and let no one know just how much
I own." Chicago Chronicle.
Bride (in railway train) Now, my
dear, you must remember not to act as
if we were just married. It would be
perfectly horrible to have all these
strange people know it Sit up a little
closer. I want to fix your .necktie. It's
all crooked. There's some dust on
your coat. I'll brush it off. How white
the stuff is! It must be from that
rice. One corner of your mustache
points down and the other up. It looks
too funny for anything. Wait; I'll fix
it. I'm tired to death, dear. Sit up
closer, so I can rest my head on
No, that won't do; I must pretend to
read a novel, and I don't know; per
haps you'd better go into the smoking
car. All the married men do.
Groom Well, I'll go, my darling, if
you think best.
Bride Yes, you must go. Help me
off with this glove, dear. You must go
and stay real long ten or fifteen min
utes. New York Weekly.
Don't Use Slang.
"A lady used the expression 'Gee'
the other night," says an exchange.
It had never occurred to her that this
was taking the name of the Lord in
vain, and probably few of many who
indulge in sugar-coated profanity re
alize that they are swearing. What is
"Gee" though, but a euphemism for
"Jesus?" "Dear me" is nothing but
the Latin "Deo Meo" (My God), "For
Goodness Sake" is only for "God's
Sake." "Drat it" is "God rot it"
"Judas Priest" is "Jesus Christ" "Gol
ly," "Gosh," "Glory," etc.. are only va
riations of "Damn it." In short; there
is probably not an expression of this
sort that cannot be tracked to an oath
for its origin.
A Street Scene.
The American tourist in London
was showing some photographs to his
"This," he said, exhibiting a picture
taken during the recent blow-out of
the Dramatic Order of Khorassan, "is
a street scene on Woodward avenue,
Detroit, Mich., in the heart of the
The Englishman expressed much
surprise at the large number of fierce
.Iooking sheiks and sword-carryius
brigands in the crowd, but the Ameri
can explained that during the last
year 85,764 Turkish and Arabian bri
gands had landed in New York city
alone. Detroit Tribune.
DEATH ALWAYS HE AR
ARTIST TELLS OF RISK IN PHO
TOGRAPHING WAVES. -
The Sea Never to Be Trusted for a
Moment Careless and Timid At
tendants Add to the Excitement of
There are plenty of adventures to
be found in photographing the great
waves of the sea. F. J. Mortimer, an
Englishman, tells of some rough ex
periences in getting pictures of this
kind on the stormy coast of the Scilly
islands. He says: "One can never
trust the sea for a moment. Once I
was standing with my back to a
cliff, on the top of which was a friend,
whose outstretched hands I could just
reach. After watching the sea for
some time, breaking at a safe dis
tance, I turned my back on it for one
moment to reach up to my friend for
a fresh dark-slide. Fatal movement
as fatal as taking one's eyes from a
crouching tiger for no sooner had I
turned my head than a wave darted in
and crashed with terrific force on to
my back. I 'was absolutely flattened
against the rock, all breath and feel
ing were knocked from my body, while
my camera was smashed to smither
eens. Bruised and gasping, I could
only totter home to bed, and two
days were passed before I was fit
to venture out again.
' "Then thpre was another adven
ture." says Mr. Mortimer, again,
caused by a rope man who was too
careless. He had lowered me down a
narrow crevice, a 'chimney' as it is
called, and having seen me safely
come to ground at the bottom he
calmly threw the rope down to me
and went off, never thinking that he
might be required to haul me up
.again. One felance at the sea told me
'that I was in a most dangerous posi
tion; the tide was coming in and
'would soon be welling up the chim
ney; and only by way of the chimney
could I escape. AH intentions of tak
ing photographs I threw to the wind;
after shouting till I was hoarse. I
began the upward climb unaided
elbow .work of the Btiffest kind
The chimney was 100 feet high aad I
spent the rest of the day in getting to
"Another time the promptitude of a
friend in trying to save my life cost
me a valuable outfit. I was photo
graphing from the base of a cliff, on
the top of which stood my friend, hold
ing the rope to which I was attached.
Along came a final wave that would
have made a magnificent study.
While it was yet far distant, a sud
den distrust of it entered my friend's
soul, and while I was stooping over
my things on the ground, without a
word of warning he gave a mighty
jerk to the rope and hauled me into
the air. Dangling helplessly, unable
to cry out, I was forced to watch that
fine wave roll quietly in, break with
a great effect of foam, and as quietly
go off with all my apparatus.
"I once had an awful fall when des
cending a steep bit of cliff on St.
Agnes. I was clambering down, verj
much incumbered by my camera,"
which allowed me to cling on with
one hand only, supported by toes,
knees and elbows, when suddenly a
rat leaped from a hole in the rock,
brushed against my face and landed
on my hand. Now I didn't know that
rats inhabited the rock; and my sur
prise at this unexpected discovery in
natural history, combined with the
start I gave when the rat touched my
hand, caused me to let go my hold
and to fall a distance of thirty feet
I landed on my camera case, breaking
up my outfit as completely as the sea
itself could have desired."
James Gray's Dog Partnership.
James Gray, once a prominent sin
ger of Boston, relates the following in
cident of his youth:
When a lad of 15 he bought a yellow
dog for 50 cents. He took the dog
home and told his father about it. Now
his father would never have a dog
about the house, but, not wishing to
disappoint the boy, he offered to give
the boy a quarter, and so form a part
nership. Gray readily assented, and
thereby secured the dog's safety.
After carefully locking the animal
up James went to bed, very happy.
The first thing in the morning he
went out to see the dog. and found
him gone. He rushed to his father,
and cried: "Pa. where is the dog,?"
"Well," said the father, "I kicked
my half out I don't know what be
came of your half."
Elder Swan's Prayer at a Mark.
Jabez Swan of Connecticut, the
noted and eccentric evangelist, was
once attending an association meet
ing, when the moderator, a driving
man for business, laid out the time
for the speakers and for the business
of the morning. "And now," he said,
"there are just three minutes left
that are unoccupied. Elder Swan, will
The elder rose at the call and
said: "Well, brethren, I never yet did
pray at a mark, but I'll try," and he
filled out the allotted time.
Whiting Owned "Clear Up."
David Whiting, founder of the pres
ent firm of D. Whiting & Son, milk
contractors, was one day in his mill
yard in Wilton. N. H., where two of
his men were unloading a load of logs
onto a large pile.
One of the men said: "It would be
well to start a new pile, wouldn't it.
"Pile 'em up; pile 'em up; I own
clear up," said Mr. Whiting's laconic
reply. Boston Herald.
Porter's Good-by to "Mark Twain."
Gen. Porter tells this story of hi3
farewell to "Mark Twain" once when
"Mark" was going away: "I said good
by 'Mark'; may God be with you al
ways." He drawingly replied: 'I hope
em he will, tiit I hope, too, that he
may find eo ne leisure moments .to
take caro of you."
Secures 4,000 Butterflies.
Walter Rothschild, M. P., who re
cently spent three weeks at Cauterets,
in France, near the Pyrenees, brought
home to England with him nearly 4,000
specimens of butterflies to add to the I
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"We announce the decrease of the
new magazine," says an editor "also
our inability to pay its contributors:
but. in recognition of their services,
we have made honorary pall-bearers of
all of them, and will give a funeral
dinner, at which we hope to see them
all." Atlanta Constitution.
Britain and the Suez Canal.
Theoretically the Suez canal is neu
tral. Practically, however. Great Brit
ain owns it by purchase of the greater
part of the certificates of indebtedness.
Likewise that same power has a strat
egic cover at each end of the canal.
Cured by Dr. Williams' Pink PlHev
Althowfjh Whole Body wee
Erysipelas or St. Anthony's fire is a
most uncomfortable disease on account
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involving vitnl organ's in its spread.
The case which follows will Ik; read
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affected the whole Ixniy, and refused to
yield to the remedies prescribed by tho
phytiiciaii employed. Mrs. Ida A. Col
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buryporc, Mass., savs :
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pent for a physician who pronounced my
disease chronic erysipelas and Haiti it
would be a long time before I got well.
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spread all over my body. My eyes were,
swollen and Eeemed bulging out of their
sockets. I was in a terrible plight and
suffered tho most intense pain through
out my body. The doctor said my
case was a very severe one. Under
his treatment, however, the inflamma
tion did not diminish and the pain
which shot through my body increased
in severity. After beiug two mouths un
der his care, without any improvement, I
"Shortly after this, on the advice of a.
friend, I began to take Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People, two at a do
three times a day. After the second lwx
had been used I was surprised to notice
that the inflammation was going down
aud that the pains which used to cause
me so ranch agouy had disappeared. Af
ter using six boxes of the pills I was up.
aud around the house attending to my
household duties, as well as ever."
Dr. Williams Pink Pills are sold by
all dealers in medicine or may Im; ob
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Medicine Co., Schenectady. N.Y.
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