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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE'MONDAY ; , OCTOBER 22. 1888. t t
THE COMMERCIAL TRAVELER ,
Satnploa authored In the Grips of
HE FOUND THE RING'S OWNER
lie .Hcl'cin I'll ' OriitninnrH' Iinw--How
One Ouiwitti-il u Ootntahlo-
Dlnclu n. Hit Wh.it MIIO
Ho Wai In Notci.
Itoiiinncc ofa IMn .
few motiUM nso a traveling
named WootH who was a gupst
of the Moody house , in this city , w.i sitting
upon tlio Hofu In Ills room , ul > sorbo < l In relloc-
tlon , s.iys the Tolpilo Mhvle. While cure-
Icaitty running his hand bulunil the up
holstery in thu Kofa lit ! foil ,1 small lln erring
ring , which hi * druw forth and discovered It
to be : i gold llng'T ' ring with n diamond sui
ting. Ho know enough about dlatnonils to
oliHorvo that the stotia was ngem , exquisitely
cut mid perfect.
Ho natural ! } bcg.in wondering how the little -
tlo treasury found its way into so remote a
jlncc ) , and after eonsldoratjlo thinking came
to thu conclusion that it had cither boon hid
den intentionally , or th.it it had slipped from
n linger of the owner evidently a lady , for
it was a lady's ring while the had thought
lessly been playing with tlio upholstery in
the H.IIIIO manner. He luolu-d for initials or
n name in the ring , but found nothing that
would lead to the Identity of the owner. He
went to the ofllro and Inquired if a ring had
licen lest , but the clerk hail heard of none ,
urn ! upon imtuiry no one else was found who
knew anything of it.
Tlio next morning Mr. Woods was prepar
ing his toilet before the dresser when ho no-
tired the letters "M. I ! . k\ " and the date
"September 17" delicately cut in the bevel of
the mirror Ho thought nothing of It lit thu
lime , but shortly afterward the idea entered
his mind that the mitiat.s might possibly be
those of the owner ol the ring he had found.
They were certainly cut by a diamond , and
it was reasonable to anpirtjso that they were
carved with the very ring ho had found.
Anyhow , it was interesting , and lie deter
mined to investigate the romance.
1'Vomlho clerk ho obtained the register for
last September , and looked ihrouuh the list
of names for one the initials of which were
M C I-1. Nothing satisfactory was found
He asked for the register for the September
previous , and after a little search it was pro
cured. Under the date of September Hi he
saw the name. In a lady's handwriting , "Miss
Muv < J. Fowler , Madison , \S'is."and she was
assigned to room -15 , the very one he had oc-
CHIHIM ] .
Then ho was certain that Ibis young lady
was the sumo one who had cngruvcd her in
itials on the mirror. The doubt still re
mained if she was the owner of the ring he
Ills llrst Intention wns to address a letter
to the lady named , but as he was going to
Chicago and Milwaukee ho concluded to run
ever to Madison and investigate in person.
He did so. From the city directory he
found several addresses of Fowlers and
noted them in his order book. Ho selected
1 ho address of Uussell M. Fowler , attorney
nt law , Judging that attorney * , as a rule ,
bolni. ' men of wealth , their daughters would
morn likely v\ oar diamonds- than those whoso
parents were newspaper men or followers of
Ho presented himself at the residence and
nfked if Miss May Fowler was at home. Ho
received an aOlrmalivo reply , and was ush
ered into u room where the young 1'idy waa
Bitting with her father , who was reading a
Woods introduced himself and asked Miss
Fowl IT If he had ever lost a di.imoml ring.
After hesitating a moment , she said :
"Yes , sir. 1 lost one two years ago on a
visit east. I don't know where , though. "
"Wero you ever in Toledo , O. I"
"Yes. 1 stopped there over night while on
my trip , mid waited until the next evening
for papa. You remember , don't you ,
father ! "
"Quito well , " the lawyer replied.
"Whoro did you stopi" asked Woods.
"I don't remember the name of the hntol ,
tint it was in the center of the city , and was
the leading house In town. U was about two
block * from the river. "
Mr. Fowler then eyed Woods suspiciously
and asked why he was so Inquisitive.
The drummer replied by handing the
young lady the ring and asking if it was
"Oh , the very same , " was the reply.
'Where did you get it , Mr. Woods' "
Woods related the circumstances as re
corded above , and concluded with the re
mark that ho hoped Miss Fowler found as
> nuch pleasure in obtaining the ring as he had
derived m following the liltlo mystery.
Mr. Fowler gave himself up to a ho.irty
laugh , nt the same tlmo thanking Woods for
Ills kindness , and remarking that it was one
of the cleverest pieces of detective work he
had ever soon. As a criminal lawyer ho had
observed many of them , too.
Woods was invited to remain for dinner
mid ho did so. He made himself very agree
able , and succeeded in creating a favorable
Impression. Ho was cordially invited to
call again if he over happened to return to
AlK > ut three weeks later ho found himself
in Madison again on his return trip from the
west. Ho was well received by the Fowlers ,
and was Introduced by thum to some of the
best people In Madison.
It was nearly throe months before his next
visit in that vicinity , and ho was surprised at
the anxiety hu seemed to feel to accept the
invitation ho had received to present himself
nt the Fowler mansion.
Hut what is thu necessity of saying any
thing morel U was the most natural thing
in the world for the young people to fall in
love with so romantic an Introduction. And
And to-day Miss Fowler's name la changed
to Mrs. tlreene Woods ,
\ Drummer Put Down.
Tor the llrst time on record a commercial
traveler has been effectually squelched , and
that , too , by a woman. U happened In this
United States Marshal Wade was return
ing to Toledo from Columbus , O. , where ho
had escorted several prisoners to the pen I-
tontiary. The commercial traveler was
going to Toledo , where ho intended to soil
goods. The monotony of the I'ennsylv.miu
train was rchovod by M.irih.il Wade and
the traveling man , who discussed politics
and the situation in Now York state In an
animated manner. Of course Marshal Wade
is a democrat , and the traveling man hap
pened to bo a republican.
Finally a distinguished looking lady who
was seated Just back of them and attired In
n dark semi mannish traveling dross and
other paraphernalia bupiwsod to be affected
by the strong-minded women of America , in
terrupted the conversation. Her remark
vas so forcible and so timely that It placed
$ lie traveling man on the defensive. For u
fiovv minutes they crossed swords in a llgur.i-
live and literary manner , and the traveling
man was considerably worsted. The passen
gers in the car were smiling nt the way the
loud commercial traveler was handled by n
woman. Considerably nettled and put out by
Ills defeat , the drummer turned to her and
"Madam , 1 have traveled this country ever
from end to end during tlio past twenty
years , and I must say that you are the llrst
woman I ever hoard talk politics in the cars. "
This was enough to bring the blushes to nl-
nii > t.t any woman , but it never moved her.
Not n muselo in her face flinched under the
ordeal , and all the Interested passengers
wt-ro wondering what would bo Iho reply.
They had not long to wait.
"Indeed I" exclaimed the fair disputant.
'So you will not permit mo to talk politics ,
Here is my card. "
Keaching Into a capacious pocket , the lady
drew out a faintly tinged , gilt-edncd card and
unuded it to the drummer. You could have
knocked him out of the car window with o
feather when ho reart the Inscription :
; POU I'nKSIDRNT Or TUB U.MTBO ST1TJS3.
: UKLVA LQU1CWOOD.
Hut the oommervlal traveler quickly rallied
nail uecatuo tlciiroas.of talking politics with
o distinguished a person. His first question
was "Who will bo elected president ! "
"I will , " enino the answer , clear nnd
"Hut whn will get the most votes1' ! per
"I will , " riitnn the answer again.
"I know , but who will carry Now York
state , Harrison or Cleveland ! '
"I will1 was n-.Min the reply , and the pas
sengers in the car all smiled.
The drummer turned to the window axl
was as meek as Moses until the train reached
Toledo , when hu quicUl ) disappeared.
He Set 'Km Up.
Hilly set'cm up. Ho couldn't help it. Not
that he might not have done so anyhow , for
he has been known to do such things volun
tarily , but this was a case of compulsion.
Hllly's other name Is Mr. William Uryant
( all capital letters ) . He represents W. L.
Parrolto and is. in tlio words of his fellow
travelers , one of the "wittiest boys" on the
road He was nut on the Fremont , Klkhorn
A ; Missouri Valley last Monday. Train No.
! ) was late , causing u dulay of the "west
bound" of three or four hours , and Hilly ana
several of his conforcs were ijuarantined at
the Depot hotel at Chadron. All at once ,
while all hands were absorbed in the task of
of preparing new gilt edged extensions of
the truth , W. O. Patrick uliom evcr.vlndy
knows out "There train" '
knowssang : goes our
A stampede ensued. Carson , familiarly
known as .Inn , made a rush at the clerk and
attempted to jam him into Dresser's stove
under the mistaken ImpresHion that he w > is
getting his overcoat into a valise. Mack
stuffed his hat full of corn beef sandwiches
and bolted for the dnor. "Old .ludd CSrant , "
who Is sweet on all his customers , grabbed n
bag of soiled linen for his sample case and
broke away Hut Hilly , our own Htlly.e.ipped
the climax. In the midst of n shower of shoo
brushes , shaving cups , nickel tlasks and
other debris he was seen Hying down the
track at a sixty-mile gait. He had four fur
coats , three urips and all the hats he could
ilnd. Far In the rear came u procession of
owners of the rapidly disappearing personal
property , and as Hilly jelled frantically to
the conductor , "Stop her ! Stop her' " they
cried out despairingly to unjoin * and every
one , "Stop him1 ilead him oil ! " Just us
the situation had re.uhedils most dramatic
point , and while the young ladies on the
platform were manifesting the most intense
interest , one of the hero's suspenders g.ivo
out , and his foot becoming entangled in the
pocket of one of the coats he performed an
acrobatic feat , shedding fur coats and hat
boxes on all Hides. The conductor explained
that the train was not gotntr for two or Have
hours , and Hilly explained that he wasn't
going to rob anyone , and tlio Intetcsted
young ladies explained th.it thev were
merely watching tlio wheels go round mid
Hilly set 'em up.
Commercial Traveller : In Hillings , Taylor
& Co. vs Mason ( Mo , 1SSS : ( i Now Knghind
Hop. , 71)1) ) ) , It was held that a drummer having
authority to sell but not to exchange , bound
his principal by an agreement to exchange ,
and the fact that the customer's order for the
goods received by him was sent , without evi
dence that it was accompanied by a statement
of the contract of exchange , did not alter the
case. The court says : True , the order of
the goods was -tent to the principal , presum
ably by the agent with the consent of the de
fendant. Hut as to the nature of the order
received there Is singular lack of testimony ,
though we have the evidence of the plaintiff's
business manager. Whether it was accom
anied with u statement of the contract docs
not appear. It is certain the agent had no
authority to send any other , and by no other
would the defendant bo bound. Ho had a
right to nupposo that the plninlilT's
own ngcnt would semi the order cor
rectly , and that , when he received the
woods , they were sent according to the eon-
tract. If such were the case , the contract of
the agent would be afllrmcd by the principal
in seeing the goods. If snrh weio not the
sane , the defendant would certainly be no
more bound than the plaiutitV who llrst gave
credit to the agent. The c.iso differs ma
terially from that of dough vs Whitcomb
( I0i Mass. , 4S'4) ) , in which an order in writ-
ng signed by tlio defendant was hcnt the
ilamtilf. Nor is it like that of Finch vs
Mansfield ( 'JT ' Mass , R'.i ' ) , in which the agent
lid nothing more than solicit an order , and
forward it , as received , for the action of his
principal. Hut in the principle involved in
this case is like that of Wilson vs Stratton
(47 ( Me. , l"0i , in which the agent assumed
to make the sale with some conditions , and it
held that the contract was not completed
till the conditions were complied with. It is
not , however , now a question as to the valid
ity of the contract nradn , but what was that
to which the defendant asserted. He can be
held to that and to no other.
Miulc n IIH.
Indianapolis News : Do you hear ? let them
bo well used ; for they are the abstract mid
brief chronicles of time ; after your death
you were better to have a bad epitaph
than their ill report while you live. [ Ham
It is thus that Shakospsaro speaks of
actors. In our time ) the "drummer" or com
mercial traveler has taken the place of the
actor or "strolling pU'.ver" ' occupied in the
time when Shakespeare wrote. In his time
the actor was the great typo of the traveler
a the one who went from place to place
with a freedom and frequency that was the
despair of other people. In our day the com
mercial traveler has superseded the nctor in
this , nnd it can be said of him , as Shakes
peare said of the actor , that you were better
to have a bad epitaph ( which , see
ing that all epitaphs are good , is a
most stringent comparison ) than then-
ill report while you live. Mindful
of this , wo beg the Chicago "drummers" or
commercial travelers , who visited Indianapo
lis to understand that the censure which has
been heaped upon them since their visit in
nowise represents the intelligence , conscience
or decency of the town. It is simply a piece
of partisan madness broken loose ; such as is
ready to abuse iti own paternity in true Ori
ental fashion if thereby any party advantage
could be gained. There has been no delega
tion among the multitude that has visited In
dianapolis these last few months of which
the town is prouder or whoso good opinion it
bo much covets as that of the Chicago com
mercial travelers. As the News took occa
Blon to sav on the day , "whatever they
thought of the town , the town was in love
with thorn. " And so it was nnd Is. V/o
only trust that events will bo such that Chicago
cage ' 'drummers" will make up n delegation
nnd come again.
_ _ _
How to MnUo n Kicker.
Hotel Uoportor. There is no business trans
action that will change the disposition , bearIng -
Ing or behavior of u mnn more than to over
charge , or have him believe that ho is over
charged at a hotel. Some times the adding
of a dollar more to a guest's bill than was
expected transforms a seemingly pleasant ,
contented guest into the worst specimen of
the "chronic kicker" class. What before
scorned to him to be n good hotel , perfect In
management , elegantly furnished and with
finest cuisine , is now transformed into u
miserable establishment , badly conducted ,
uiul a place to bo avoided as ono would the
pest house. The man who finds that ho can
not afford to live in first class style at a high-
priced hotel will frequently go to an inferior
house , where ho will bcrnto and condemn the
better hotel simply because his pocket may
not bo deep enough to stop at the very house
ha is abusing. Ho will maintain that the
low-priced house is much the bettor. Now ,
low-priced hotels arc- the best for some people
ple , the ones for whom they are established
nnd conducted , but a second class hotel U
seldom or never superior to n lirst class , no
matter what the verdict ot the off ended guest
who has loft the latter. Even a "klckor"
should be rational in his behavior : bo should
denounce that which has really offended him
( the nl e of the bill ) , and not open with a
general tlrado against the better house of the
Sad , Hut True.
Commercial Travelers Many of the T. P.
A , IKVUS have sutrenderrd their charters ,
Ohio , the homo of the Traveling Men's Pro
tective association , U practically dead , not a
filuglo post of the many once flourishing local
Organizations now existing. A now asiocia-
tion , with hcadqaartors at Columbus , has
taken Ui6 piano of the T. P. A. in Ohio. The
membership la limited naturally to
the handful of robbers who stole the organi
zation , transferring It , bug ami bnggago ,
from Cincinnati , Its homo , to Chicago , the
present headquarters , The far west Is con
tributing n few recruits , but the old members
arc rapidly forsaking the one tltno nourishing ,
but now struggling and almost bankrupt or
der. The following from the Savannah Times
Is but ono of many similar paragraphs durlug
the present year :
'The dnimuicri have a protective associa
tion with one post in Savannah. It was or-
gaul/ed n year auo , nnd on next Monday the
annual election u ill bu held. The member
ship Is about one hmulrcd. Considerable dis
satisfaction is said to exist with the methods
under which It works , nnd an effort Is to
made to induce other southern posts to unite
In the formation of an association suited for
the needs of southern traveling men. "
Outwitted a Coimtalili * .
St. Louis SayiniM .T. W. Moulton , a
drummer living in Collinsville , 111 , com
pletely outwitted a constable of that small
Imrg yesterday by a very clever trick. Moul
ton owns a horse and bugiry , which he hud
used on his trips betuecu Collinsville nnd
this city , and n hcav.\-weight mortgage overdue -
duo rested heavily on the vehicle. Moulton
did not have the money with which to raise
the mortgage , although responsible , and his
creditor pressing him , he deter..mod to
evade the payment of the sum required , and
at the same time continue using the rig.
A constable sei/od upon the rig yesterday ,
nnd unwittingly onsonted to ride to this
city , where the festive drummer proceeded
to ot his friend of the' constabulary , what is
technically known to the rounders , "para
lyzed. " Mr. Moulton was eminently sue
cessful , and then ho informed his compan
ion tint u constable from Illinois could not
lew an execution in Missouri. Mr Moulton
then took the writ and the conslablo's re
volver and went back to Collinsville and
settled the debt , much to the maudlin disgust
of the drunken constable.
Wlial Idne lie \Yns In.
New York Sun : What appeared to boa
particularly refreshing drummer rattled away
to a neighbor in a Sixth avenue elevated car ,
yesterday , all nbjut his business suci'es t.
Then he was curious to learn something
about his neighbor's alT.ilrs. They wore
very discouraging. His expenses were $ l."i a
day and ho hadn't made a sale in four weeks
and didn't expect to make one in another
"My , my. don't they kick ! " asked the ef
fervescent one , referring to his neighbor's
"Oil " the . * r . That
, no , replied > mill. so
nonplused the other that he asked :
"What business Iriend ' . "
are you in , my
" 1 sell " calm
suspension bridges , was the
The Helli-r of Perfumci.
Globe-Democrat : The subject of peculiar
guests around a hotel is a never eliding one
'or new features. Now , there is a drummer
ror an eastern house , manufacturing a full
me of perfumes , who comes to this city oe-
c.islonallv. He is a veritable waliting advor-
isemcnt for his emplnvers He dresses in
the latest style , is of a striking appearance
n his general make-un , has Ins tmmlkcr
chiels perfectly saturated with different per
fumes , and with a small rubber ball hebrews
brows a spray of perfume on his shirt
iDMiin unil clothing , thus attracting attention
to his business by Inrnishing a combination
of delicious smells , from thespiev isles of the
eastern seas down to the real , common ,
everyday musk that is so popular with the
"I tell you , " s ml a traveling man to a
the train " ' catch
companion on , "you'll uover
no playing seven up again with Hill
"Why not ! "
"Hecause I saw him turn up a Jack off the
bottom of the deck. "
"Well , I'd rather play with him than I
would with Jerry Spader. "
"Heoattso when Jerry turns a jack off the
bottom you can't see htm do it. "
All KiitorpriHiiijj Halciiunn.
'Jim Sellers , the hardware salesman , is
one of the most enterprising traveling nion
on thu road , isn't he I" remarked a com
mercial tourist to his companion in the tram
"Yes , very. "
"What do you thiiilc would bo the llrst
thing .Inn would do if ho were to die ) "
" 1 give it up. "
' Of course , I can't say for certain , but I'd
bo willing to hot that it wouldn't l > o llvo
minutes before he was talking Saint 1'etor
into buying a patent luck for the Gulden
J. II. Neilson , who travels In the interest of
his house , ( Jammings Neilson , was in the
city Tuesday helping to entertain Omaha's
guests from the Superior branch of the Fre
mont , Klkhorn & Missouri A'nlloy railway.
Mr. Neilson is an entertainer par cxivlloneo ,
whoso geniality never falls to warm tlio most
stoical of merchants.
A. C. Frost , who Iras been connected with
tlio linn of W. L. I'arrotto & Co. for the past
seven years , has abandoned the road , nnd
hereafter will 1111 n place iu the house. About
November 1 Mr. Parrutto will go to New
York to "market , " accompanied by Mr.
Frost. At the sumo tune , or shortly after ,
.luck tlarrott will go to Now York , tlionee > to
Montreal , thence to the pretty town of Hello-
villo , Ontario , where he will remain until
January 1 , ana return to Ouiahn and his
The Carter White f.end company's repre
sentative in the Jobbing trade , Mr. Charles
11. Annan , is iu Omaha to-day. lie has Just
returned from a trip through lowu , Illinois ,
Michigan and Missouri , and reports Carter
load to bo rapidly increasing in favor. Very
few of the people of Omaha have any idea of
the magmtudo of the business transacted by
this company They hnvo branch houses in
New York , Now Orlo.ms , Kansas City and
San Francisco , all doing a big business. Mr.
Annan is a young man of character and abil
ity and a hard worker on the road , and has
the coulldonce and ostcom of the company.
It Is sweet to live , but oh ! how bitter to
bo troubled with a cough , day and night Dr.
Hull's Cough Syrup , however , is a sure rem
edy. 2 ! > cents.
"My time is up , " said the doctor to the pa
tient , whom ho found using Dr. Hull's Couuh
Syrup , and ho was correct , for his cough had
A 1'cuiilinr Kleutlon net.
A wager was made between two prom
inent citizens of Detroit , says t fie Free
Press of that city , which was somowhut
novel in Us conditions. The republican
is , in case Cleveland should bo elected ,
to furnish the democrat with all the
oysturs and clams that ho and his family
may wish to consume during the winter
and if Cleveland carries New York by
over /VX / ) majority , ho is to furnish every
nowapipor reporter in the city a box of
cigars worth not less than J-1) . If Harri
son blmll bo elected , the democrat is to
pay the republican's expenses to Kuropo
or to California and the republican
must go is the democrat orders ,
whether it bo convenient or not. If
New York gives Harrison u majority of
ever iiOO the democrat is to margin all
the wheat deals of the republican until
January 1. This agreement is duly
signed , scaled and delivered into the
haiulb of n third party and is u bouullde
Annihilating n Multiform
Miasmatic , or malarial , disease has man )
forms. Physicians have , for the sake o
convenience , and for the purpose of Indicat
ing its most strongly marked forms , subdi
vided It into intermittent nnd bilious remit
tent fever , dumb ague and ague cake. Hu
It presents an infinite variety of symptoms
in different individuals , He tnoso symptoms
what they will , always remember that Hos
tetter's stomach bitters will annihilate them
at the outset , nnd prevent their recurrence
A review of the proofi would convince an. * ,
ono of the fact. This , however , Is impos
Bible because they are too numerous , and
unnecessary because the effects of this grand
anti-malarial snocifio are a matter of commoi
knowledge. No less familiar to tha public
are iu remedial and preventive effects In
bilious attacks , constipation , dyspeiisia , Incipient
cipiont rheumatism , debilltv and kidney trou
bios. It Is , moreover , aa eicollant appetizer
and tonio norvtne.
The Price 'Wns Too Iiow.
Washington Post : A number of mem-
CH from the house of representative *
inro stolen nwny nt various timed and
or periods from their congressional
lutte . Most , of them have enjoyed
hem-elves , but HOMO to n greater "ox-
ent than did Wade , ot Missouri , Llnd ,
) f Minnesota , and Sawyer , of New York.
I'liey invaded the Hate ot Maryland and
studied the unsophi-tocated natives un
til they got tirdd. The lat place nt
which they made any stay was Leonard-
own. From there they intended coni
ng to the capitol by boat , but that setnl-
occasional craft having departed , they
vero compelled to travel bv rail.
The train was started with a niueli-
jar tuid traveled at u very deliberate
gall. Occasionally the eonuuetor would
get olT and gather up n few potuhob
with which ho would treat the pa.s on-
jers. After the train had been erawl-
ng along for an hour and had covered
it least six miles , the conductor eol-
ected the fares , which , for the congre-i-
lional crowd , amounted to SO cents each.
When he reached C'olonel Wade , that
'enial "bald-lttiobber' ' remarked in his
innocent way :
"Do you charge preachers full fare on
this road ? "
"No , .sir1 was the conductor's reply.
"We only eharge them half rates. Arc
you a preacher'1" ; he added , looking
siiiarely | at the colonel's Methodist
"No , 1 am not. " s'ltd the Missourinn ,
"but that gentleman is" ( pointing to
Judge Sawyer , who * at a couple of seats
in front of him ) .
The conductor at once returned to
the judge , and. after a searching glance
at the sun-kissed countenance of the
N'ew York statesman , prollered him
forty cents 'th ' the remarkVu : :
only collect half rates from preachers. "
" \Ylio in the blank said i was a
lireaeherV" asked tin * judge , with con
siderable show of anger.
The conductor threw his thumb back
over his shoulder in the direction of
'olonel Wmle , and looked as though
10 thought all the time that the colonel
was garbling tlu > fuels in the case.
In the mean time the three dimes , the
nieUlo and live pennies reposed calmly
in the judge's fat palm. He regarded
.hem in silence for a moment , and then
lianded tiiein bad ; to the olllcial , say
ing , saying : "I am a good deal of a liar ,
iiiit I will not lie for forty oenK"
Then ho relapsed into absolute si-
.oneo. and would not look at Colonel
Wade until Washington was readied.
A sparrow in tlio hand is better than
two on the roof. A bottle of Warner's
log cabin .snraapurilln is better for a
man with impure blood than half a
do/.en .loctors. It is an old-fashioned
lint certain remedy. Largest bottle on
lite market. 1 0 doses for il.
Why She Win .1 Heroine.
Detroit Free Press : Wo were running
ilimn from Clmrk'bttin to Savannahand
the train was liuni ining along at high
speed , \slien the ( lunger signal blewand
the airbrakes were put on hard. As the
train stopped all the passengers piled
out losee what was the trouble , ana wo
limn discovered that a culvert around
tlio short curve hud been washed out.
A negro woman had ( lagged the train
with a while apron , and'of course wo all
looked upon her as a heroine.
"When did yon discover that the cul
vert hud gone ? " I asked.
" .list about half an hour ago. "
"And your lirst thought was to stop
the trainV" ,
"Yes , sab. "
"Well , you are a brave woman , We
owe our lives to you. "
Does yoV I nebber thought of
thill. " ' '
"Hut yon stopped the train. "
"Yes , sah , but I didn't want dut bull-
ginetogitolT do track an'go plowin'
frew my cotton patch an' frowin' hot
water all obor the place. Dat's why I
stopped do train. , sah. "
" 'I'he best on earth" can truly be said
of llriggs' Glycerine Salve a speedy
euro for cuts , bruises , scalds , burns ,
sores , piles , tetter and skin eruptions.
Try tliis wonder healer. i"i ! cents.
Guaranteed. Goodman Drug Co.
A Trumn'.s Gall.
Haltimoro American : A tramp en
tered C'omminsionur Wheatley's hund-
faomely lilted up ollicc. Washington , in
the District building , anil confronted
"Are you a commissioner ? " asked tlio
"Yes , sir ; can I do anything for
"You can , sir'said the tramp , get
" \Vhatis it ? " wns the curious reply.
"Lend mo a quarter. "
For a moment the good-natured com
missioner was taken by surprise , and ,
alt bough a man of means , his pocket
book was empty al that unfortunate mo
" 1 euu't do it , " said lie , in a half apol
"I am sorry. Say , can you give me a
ticket to the workhouse ? "
" 1 am sorry now , as it is a matter that
I have no control over. "
"I am mighty sorry now , but there is
one thing you can give mo , 1 know. "
"What is tlmtV" put in tlio commis
sioner quickly , who seemed now to ex
pect his visitor to ask for the whole
"Give me a chew of tobacco. "
"I can do it , " said the ollicial , hand
ing Hie man the desired article.
"Anything else ? "
"Not to-day. Good day , " and the
tramp bowed himself out with the air of
a man of wealth.
All druggists soil Jarvis' Medical
A Change of Tnoitcrt.
Detroit Free Pro.ss : Ho stopped a
pedestrian dead in front of the city hall
and leading him aside began :
"Your name is Gillieudy , and I have
a matter of business with you. Do you
remember the "
"Mv name is not Gilllcuddy , " inter
rupted the other. ,
"It must be. "
"Hut il isn't. "
"Are you siiroV"
"Sure ! Don't I know my own
"Hut are you not sojii'jtuno.troubled
with loss of memory ? Cicero , Napoleon
the llrst , Washington and other great
" ' '
"No. sir. " , ; '
"Well , it's queer , . ' -Rolleet for n mo
ment. This is a mutter in which there
must bo no mistake. "
"You go to Texas , sir ! I guess I know
who I am. "
"Well , mavbo you do. If you nay ' vou
are not Glllieuddy I won't inslst.'but
don't deceive mo. I am on my way to
Chicago to see mv wito dioand being $ U
short of the faro I wanted "
The other was gene and the stranger
looked after him a long time , and then
wearily said :
"It won't do. I've got to clmngo my
tacU > cs. I'm going to ask the next man
right plump out for a quarter to get
Memoirs of an Arabian Princess : Lifo
has exceptional difllcultlos for the babies
of.eastern nations , especially for those
who nro of siiilloiontly high rank to bo
brought up according to all the ancient
SPECIAL SALE OF MENS' SUITS , MADE FROM THE
CELEBRATED MECHANICSVILLE GOODS.
LOT 1. We offer 'JOO strictly all wool
heavy weight Cnsslmoro Suits , new Fall
and Winter styles , just made up from
the Meehaniesvillo Woolen Co.'s best
Silk Mixtures , worth $11.00 per yard , in
single breasted Sack Suits , roguhirsi/.es
85 to 14.dark blue and black stripes very
nobby and very stylish , at only $11 ! per
suit. The usual retail price is not less
than $18 per suit anywhere.
LOT 2. Wo offer 10 Suits of the
same attractive fabrics , made by the
Moehnnicsviilo Woolen Co. , in brown
and blade slripes , single breasted Sack
Suits , very stylishly cut and made in
the best manner intended for an $18
suit this season. Wo offer to close them
out at $12. Send for samples ; send your
measure before the si/.es are broken ;
they will not last long.
LOT : . . We offer .00 dark brown and
mixed 1'laid Suits made by the Meehan-
iesville Woolen Co. , pure Silk and wool
fabric , heavy weight , one of the most
desirable styles made by this famous-
mill Ihis season at the Htiinu extraordi
nary low pric' * , fit ! per suit.
1'lease notice that all the above lota
advertised arc new goods and new styles
made by ono of tin * mosl reliable and
popular woolen mill * in New Hngland.
Wo state onli fact-i when we alllrm
thai $1S is the average retail price for
these suits throughout the country , but
for thi * purpose of advertising and to
prove that only large manufacturers can
offer such bargains , we will close them
out alill ! per suit. They nro not job
lots of broken si/.es , bul new regular
goods made in our besl manner. Send
your orders at once if you do not w.i n
to bo disappointed. Send for samples.
Freeland , Loomis & Co.
Cor. Douglas and 15th Streets , Omaha , Nebraska.
flio Largest Clothing House West of the Mississippi.
customs of their race. A royal baby's
lirst toilet in Arabia consists in winding
n bandage about its body , alter it has
boon bathed and perfumed. The lillle
creature is then placed on its back , iln
arms and foot are straightened , and
the entire body is swathed to Iho
shoulders. In this position il remains
motionless for forty days , but the band
ages are removed twice a day lhal the
child may have a bath. The Arabs believe -
liove that this process will make the
body straight for life. Under such cir
cumstances , it seems fortunate thai
babyhood is nol a period which can bo
roinembered in after years , for nobody
would choose to suffer such days of
misery again , oven in recollection. If
the el'iiht bo a girl , on the seventh day
after her birth , holes usually six in
number are pricked in her cars , and
when she is two months old heavy gold
rings are attached to them , to bo worn
throughout her lifetime , except during
periods of mourning for relatives. On
the fortieth dav the baby's head is
shaved a ceremony which could
scarcely be performed in our own coun
try , where thick hair is usually of a later
growth. This operation is considered a
very important ono , and thirty or forty
persons tire witnesses of it , for the per
formance of certain rites. The disposal
ol the llrst hair is regarded as a very
weighty mutter ; it must not bo burned
nor carelessly thrown nvviiy , but buried ,
thrown into the sen or hidden in some
crevice of a wall. This fortieth day
marks a turning-point in the child's
life. Heretofore it has only been seen
by its parents , the slaves on duty and n
few intimate friends of the family ; now ,
however , it may bo scon by anybody ,
and is regarded" fairly launched on
the tide of existence. Several charms
are attached to its body for protection
against the "evil eye , " boys wearing
them to a certain age and girls etill
longer. The favorite charm con
sists of a gold or silver locket worn on n
Mercy is so good a servant that it will
never allow its master to die a beggar.
The virtues Hint lie in Warner's log
cabin plasters are as bonoliciont and
lasting as the qualities of mercy. Host
and chciipost porous plaster in market.
All druggists sell it.
Would Do No Harm.
Toronto Globe : Do the lories think
Canadians likely to accept an invitation
to outer tlio American unionV If not ,
why do they think anybody would bo a
penny the worse for such invitation ? It
would simply put the states in the posi
tion of a rejected suitor and Canada in
thai of the young woman who refuses an
unwelcome proxisal. ] Undo Sam would
say , ' ' 15e pleased to aecepl my hand and
I'll seltlo $ . " 00,000,000 on you , " Miss
Canada would answer indignantly , "I
couldn't think of marrying for money , "
anil then shyly , "bul I'll bo u sister to
you if you behave nicely' and things
would go on as bnfpro. All the dignity
and fun ana gratification would bo Miss
Canada's , and all tlio stupidity , awk
wardness and humiliation would bo
AH ho has not proposed , as it does not
scorn that ho seriously thought of doing
so , it would surely bo very silly of Miss
Canada to put on an offended air merely
because n friend told her ho monnt to
pop. She Knows that Sam has boon
canting sheep's eves at her for many n
i car , hut to mini ire is rather a pleasing
experience , which few lory journals can
Six gold medals awarded Jurvls' Brandy
I'okcr 1'lnylnit Utcn.
Dourer Republican : Most of the Utos
are gamblers , and know all the arts that
make up the great popular civilized
game known us draw poker. Pairs ,
threes , Hushes , straights and full hands
they have learned hotter than their A
LI G'rt und agriculture. They play with
either American or Mexican carua. A
peed polrcr player down east will find n
too worthy his hand in the stoical face
of the southern Uto. You can't tell
Light-weight Fall Overcoats ,
No garment is more important for a
gentleman to have in his wardrobe
this time of the year when the nights
and morning' ) are beginning to bo very
cool , than a Light-weight Overcoat.
LOT ! . We offer u most extraordi
nary bargain in a line worsted and wool
mixed Fall Overcoat (300 ( of them ) dark
color , made with line sillc facings , a
genteel and dressy garment in every
respect , made new within the past 8(1 (
( lnyn. An Overcoat which in the ordi
nary course of retail business , would
not be sold anywhere for le.ss than $ ! .r > .
The goods are made by the North
Adams Woolen Company arc pureclean
stock , no mixture of cotton in them , and
line enough for servivo on any occasion
all made witli vide silk facings. Wo
offer them to close at $1(1 ( each , in regu
lar si/es from T1 to 41. Do not fail to
see this line of overcoats , it is ono of
the most remarkable bargains wo have
over had the privilege of offering.
LOT .5. Hoys' Suits $7.00 Stock No.
2ii2l. : These Suits are undoubtedly the
best bargain wo have ever offered in
this department ; they arc full Winter
weights , of n dark brown eassimero , for
boys from l.'l to 17. Wo carried ever
aboulfiO suits from last season and will
offer thorn at this sale for $7. If you
can duplicate this suit for $10 in any
other stock return il to us and receive
the amount of your purchase money.
Kemoinber Iho price. $7.
LOT ( > . Hovs Short i'ant .SuilHprieo
Sa.fiO Slock No. 307 ; > . This lol is cut in
regular short pantsi/.es from 1 to 14and
is made from a darlc mixed eassimorono
shoddy but now goods jusl nut on our
counters and plenty of thorn. Wo never
advorti.se n lot unless we have all sizes.
Wo recommend this suit for school pur
poses and offer it at a price unheard of
from his face whether the Indian holds
a bobtail Hush , a pair of deuces or a full
hand. They nro passionately fond of
poker , and in placing this game are
adepts in all the arts and ways of the
more highly elvili/.cd pale-face. They
arc also fond of the horse race , and a
contest between two Indian ponies is al
ways a great event. The Indians are
out , and put their money on their favor
ites. Many an Indian's annuity is lost
nt poker or a horse race.
A French olectricinn claims that ho will
soon bo able to produce a thunder storm
wherever jind whenever it is desired. This
will bo Ki'iind news to men whoso wives are
addicted to too much shopping.
Catarrh to Consumption ,
Catarrh In Its iloitruc-tlvr force stnnils ncvt to
anil undoubtedly IfiulM on tuionsnminlon. It H
therefore .sliigiilui- Mint tho-ic nllllctcd with this
fearful disease Mumld not nuikis It the object of
tlu-lr lives to riil thi'insulves of It. nncopttvi *
remedies concocted by iRinirnnt prctcndeis to
mcdinil knowledge lm\v weakened the tontl-
( leiuoofthe Kmit innloilty of sntluri'ix In nil
mlvrrtUed remedies They ooconio luslgnoil to
n llf of misery rather thun torture theniHt-lves
with doubtful pnlllutivt's.
Kilt this will never do. ( intmrli must bo met
nt every Ma e. und combated with nil our might
In many ruses the d i-euso luis assumed dun-
ReioiiH .symptom ! . . Tlio bones anil cuitllnii ! ( if
the nose , tha organs of heailiiK.or soi Inn and ot
ta.stiiiK .so iillected an to ! > e useless , the uvula KO
elongated , the throat M > Inll.imed and Irritated
as t < i piOiliiri'u constant und distressing cough.
SANKOIIII'S HADICAI , I 'run inetitx every plmso
of Catarrh , from n simple head cold to the
most lo.ithsome and destruction and destruc-
thestages. It is local and constitutional. In-
Btant In rellovinir , permanent In curing , snfo ,
economical and never-falling.
Much package rontalimonu liottloot the HAII-
it.u ; , CIIIIK , iino box CATAIIIIUAI , HKIOI.VKNT.
nnd anlMriiovKii INMAI.VM : , \\Mi treatise : price
I'OTir.n DIIUII A : CiiKMiCAr < Co. , Ilmton.
And Weaknesses Instantly relieved by
thufVTicnu AVII-PAIN l'rvsTill : , a
1'urfoct Antldoto to 1'alii. Inllnmma-
tJon and Weakness. A new. most
' . Instantaneous and Infallible pain
killing Plaster , especially adapted to rullovo f
niiilu weaknesses. Vastlv hupurlor ! o all other
. At all dniKgl.st * . HI c nts : IIvo for
MM ! or , postage free , of TOTTKII Uiiuu AM >
L'liKMio.vi , L'o. , lloston , Mass
rnilK PRKU'SKII.l.MII.lTAItV ACAIKMV
-L .I'eeksklll-on-llmlMm : N. Y. tieud forcnia
logne JNO M.TII.DKN. M. ! > . . M. A. . Principal.
Tlifi lament , laalent and ( Input In tha world
I l'a * enter nccominoilulloiiii iinnzcelluil.
I.Vew VurU toOlu.auivvluI.ouUnnilfrrv
HENDERSON BROS. , 72 La Salb St. , Chlcaga
Or to nnr of our local a.'outi.
KTiitoriA Oct Win
AMIIOIUA , : . . . .Oct. 27th
NKW VOIIN TO f.ivinii'ooi. VIA ( iiT.KNsrow.v.
The ( Vlpurntmj i LnrceHanrt llnost I'm-1 OCT. 31st
Munni hlp i tenner hteainer in I
C1TV W ItOMK I tie ! WoiM 1
Saloon pimuk'u iniiiojcuw , Iwrry. Liverpool , llelliiit
orljiiecn tnwn. V'-O and npwur.l' per OltiMtow st < > n >
em. fUtuiil npwariUior c'ltj ol Kuitio. ! > coiicJ-elitM
till , llehirii tlct.iU at roilucud iite ninrto uvnllnlilu
liir cither route , olTumiK eiciimlniil f < the prlvllruo
nl M-fliiR the NorthanilMiulli of IrelitHl. the Hirer )
Menur and the picturesque ( Jlriln. Hlnornae UJ
Ant htir l.lne Uraftt pujralilu frun of cliartfu , sold nt
low t rales. Fur book of loura , ticket * or further
Infurinution nuplj to
Timber Claims ,
Tree Seads uud Seedllns-i for Timber Claimu ,
rriiltTrees , Sina'l ' nulls , Ornamentals. l' ei'-
greens , etc.
Bend for prlte linI'ltr.KI Addrosi.
I ) . S. I.AIti ; , I'rop. .
Shanancloali , Iowa.
JUDICIOUS AND PEKSISTtrif
AavortlslDK has alwara proron
Aucccisful. Ilefoio pUuliiirnny
Nuwijmpcr ArtvcrtUliiK conouS
LORD & THOMAS.
it ( K . tai > 8ir u CHICAGO.
PEERLESS DYES ARE TE BEST
for the sumo Rt-aiU * of jjooiK $ .1.-r > 0. Sonil
for tinitl unil if it Is not sutlsfiu'loryre
turn it at our oxiuMtso.
LOT 7. Stork No. ' - ' 881.Vo offer
thcso boys' plniti'tl Norfolk Hlousa
Stilts , njjos1 to 11 , niailo from tlio cole-
roil mixture , suitable for dross or nohool
purposes. The * juci ! is popular dl.CO.
This Mill wo know will ( rive satisfaction
ami if the buyer would pay us $7 for it ,
he would not bo cheated. Komotnbor
the price , $1.60.
Lot 8. CIML.DKKNS'KNEU I'ANTS
5X ( ) pairs , excellent ijii.ilitv , new Kail
style labric , at only 50 cents per pair. liv-
cry boy commencing schoolc\cii , if he does
not need anew Milt , isery apt to need a
pair of new pantaloons to finish up the
scaton with. This lot oft'ered will he found
worth fully f 1 per pair , hut for the pmpoc
of calling attention to our Children's DC-
paitincnt for the fall season , we will close
this lot out for oO cents per pair , new good *
and new styles.
We solicit correspondence fiom every
section of the United States in regard to
Winter Suits and Winter Overcoats ,
Youths' Suits , ! > o\s" Suits , Hals and Caps ,
Gentlemen's luiiiisliinj ; goods , Cloths ,
Piece goods and trimmings , and Ciiktom
Garments ( in fact , an > thing peitainmg to
our line of liusiiietis ) , nnd we will promptly
set d samples , large enough to show any
htuer the coloiiugs and styles that we ate
offering. The reputation of the Continen
tal is at bt.ikc in everything we advertise
and we never advertise hioken sizes or job
lots. All goods that we advertise me reg
ular , straight goods , and \\ill be found as
represented nnd yhe satisfaction.
LOT 10. We oOer 151) ) Metis' Hlue Chin-
cl'illi Overcoats , full indigo , trimmed with
heavy serge linings , edges hound , silk vel
vet collar , iu regular sizes from ! ! 5to4i.
This lot carried Iroin last season and
will close them at the remarkably low
ptice of $12 , and do not expect lo be able
to make mch a liberal offer this seaso
again. Goods sent to any address in the
United Slates , nnd if not satisfactory ma/
be returned at our expense.
Whn II WEAK. NKRTCVH. DEIHI.ITA-
TKI > . who In bli FOI.l.T Mid IONUH ANCB
bu TRIFLED twa ? till VIOOU of IIOUT ,
31NI > and MAN HOOD , caiulngoxliauiling
drains upon the roiJNTAINN of LIFE ,
HKA.I A 1BK , BACKACHE , Dreadful
Dream * . WBAKNENN of Memory , UANH.
rtULNENN In flOCIKTT. PIMIM.KS upon
the FACE , and all the BFrCCTN lending to
KAUI/lf UKCAYiuid p rbapi CONNUMl1.
VEON or IMNANITT. ihouldcousuU at dues
Iho CELEBRATED Dr. Clarke , KitnhllBlied
IWil. Cr Clark * hu made NEUVOUN UK-
MII.ITY. CHRONIC and all IMacasu of
I'M * UENITO ITRINART Oreani o 1,1 fo
A'ndr. ] It makei NO difference WHAT you
avc taken or WHO hu failed to euro 7011.
W-FEIIAE , EH nuflcrlnK from dlsoiuei pecu
liar to their can coniull with the assurance
of opeedy rolUf and cure. Bend 2 conU poitago
for worki ou your d ! e : . e .
JQrttond 4 eenU iKMtage for Celebrated
Workn on Chronic , Ncrroui and Dell >
M'e Dlieotci. Cotuultatlon , penoaal.'jr or br
tatter , fr . Coninlt the old Doctor.
Tnoaiands onrMt. ORIee * and nnrlora
private * . r-Tho e contemplating Marrlsgs
uend for Dr. Clnrkn'B celebrated guldo
Hnlo and F mnlr. each Iftc. . both 25c.
tjtninps ) . Hefnre confiding your caie. coniult
Dr. CLAHKK. A friendly letter or call mar
nvo future Bufleringand shame , and add Roldtn
yean to life.Book I.lfe' * ( Secret ) Er.
ror , " 50o. ( itampi ) . Medicine and writing
ient evurywher * , locure from vxpocar * .
Hours , 8 to 8 : Hunday , _ 9 to 12. Address ,
Your Left Liver
IS OUT OF ORDER ?
BEAD THIS IF IT IS.
Ai'ruyrltitary Medicine that neciVi
to prove 1U worlu.
Or , layer's ' led liver Bitters ,
THO only DlatlU ( l Illtteri In tko Units !
Pi If3 * oTJl * ° ? 'Y ' Jlltter * recoimleil by th
Internal rorcnuo luwa an a Pro-
prletanr Medicine. Lawfully Patented. No , of
Patent I4O.573. Contaltii no fuall olld.no
essential oils , no foreign substance or dainag *
ln druKs. A perfectly pure medicine , com
pounded from Pure Hoot Ilorbs and Old roach i
pleMnntto the ta to. quiet nnd dudalre in Iti
affect. Curni Dyspepsia or Yellow Jaundice In
flvadtys. UeeulntoH tha Ilovreln , Invlcrorataa
JnactlTo Liver. Cures UlaoaieU Mrar , It.'rlvc *
tte ICidneyi , Improves the Appetite Quickly.
BejniUlog tbe wnolo s/jtem. KOIT Life to thi
ol-efiUicr Wllort nre Hold In Omaha. Ncti.br th *
llowini flniKinm Itlclianlson lni < Co. . H | > ucl l
' 8 dlui : "llt'reitor
Unortniaii Drill i Co . W. J. Wlillf lioime , T.Y.Hp f.
fartl , ham U , Kuriiiwurtn. bilirotur'n 1'Lium.ior
Kului.v Co , Join Ul.iclHh , M I'arr , J.A. riiltar&Co.
W . ) lluchi-i.JuliQ II C.MII.I , C.J. lrrlre. M .1 I'.moll .
II ( ifnu < lilolin r. lluttikr , Morrull' * I'hnrnikor
.lauiei honjth , II. I ) lloll. llr. J. J. H.irlllu. f M. ens
ue r , K Clmmllur , llahn' 1'lniriiiiiej. ' 1'irimy \ l ) r'
J.r Kliic , J. W Oirku. J.ll. dilimliU. Mux lluchl.J
ti. Chrlntrnsnn. > V. K. Kimburton , II S IVix , Mm
Conrad , KrmtA W , t'ujU , K , llivniioon. ( ion. llnoder
Boyil'i rharinncy , t' . A , Mulcher , lIOHnrd Moron.
( 'Milk Dfllime iV V1) . , Hlioloiiil * dealer ! la ( Mtfnri itaJ
L fl l.'Tcr ' littler *
GOf.U MRDAL PAKIS
Nos. 3O3-4O4- - O4.
THE MOStt EEBFECtf QP
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